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First Look at THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING starring Allison Janney, Kristen Bell, and Ben Platt

  THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING Directed by Claire Scanlon Starring Allison Janney, Kristen Bell, Ben Platt, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Dustin Milligan, Isaach De Bankolรฉ, Karan Soni, Tony Goldwyn, Jorma Taccone, Julian Ovenden, and John McMillan. In the hilariously raunchy comedy The People We Hate at the Wedding , dysfunctional American siblings Alice (Kristen Bell) and Paul (Ben Platt), along with their ever-optimistic mom (Allison Janney), are invited to the British wedding of their estranged half-sister Eloise (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) as a chance for them to reconnect as–more or less–adults, and learn to love each other like they once did. 

THE FIRE THAT TOOK HER Trailer and Release Info

  The Fire That Took Her: Mother-of-two, Judy Malinowski, was doused in gasoline and set on fire by her crazed ex-boyfriend. She would go on to set new legal precedent, becoming the first woman to testify at the trial for her own muder. THE FIRE THAT TOOK HER goes inside her landmark case to ask a timely question: How much must women suffer in order to be believed? Opening In Theaters October 21st, 2022


Directed by Timo Vourensola Written by Sean-Michael Argo, Jake Seal Starring Sydney Craven, Imran Adams, Ocean Navarro, Matt Barkley, Alexander Halsall, Jodie McMullen, Georgia Goodman, Jarreau Benjamin Chase and Laine head to the Horror Hound festival where Laine begins to experience unexplained premonitions and disturbing visions associated with the town's past, and in particular, local legend The Creeper. As the festival gets underway and the blood-soaked entertainment builds to a frenzy, Laine believes that something unearthly has been summoned and that for the first time in 23 years…The Creeper is back.

MANIFEST WEST Starring Milo Gibson & Tim Heidecker - Official Trailer

  Writer/Directors : Joe Dietsch, Louie Gibson Starring : Annet Mahendru, Milo Gibson, Lexy Kolker, Tim Heidecker, Michael Cudlitz MANIFEST WEST is a coming-of-age story, told through the eyes of a ten-year-old girl whose family moves off the grid into untamed North American Wilderness. It’s their attempt to establish normalcy, to thrive off the land, and escape the pressures of modern society. But the family has its own internal pressures building, and you can’t escape what’s going on in your own household, no matter how far you move up a mountain.  Release Date : November 11, 2022

THE ESTATE Starring Toni Collette, Anna Faris, David Duchovny, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ron Livingston, and Kathleen Turner - Official Trailer

  Starring : Toni Collette, Anna Faris, David Duchovny, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ron Livingston, Keyla Monterroso Mejia, and Kathleen Turner Written and Directed by : Dean Craig (Death at a Funeral) Two sisters attempt to win over their terminally ill, difficult-to-please Aunt in hopes of becoming the beneficiaries of her wealthy estate, only to find the rest of their greedy family members have the same idea. Nothing brings a family together, like tearing each other apart... In Theaters Friday, November 4th 

HUNT directed by and starring Lee Jung Jae - Official Trailer

Directed by Lee Jung Jae Written by Jo Seung-Hee Starring Lee Jung Jae, Jeon Hye Jin, Heo Sung Tae, Go Youn Jung, Kim Jong Soo, Jung Man Sik, Jung Woo-Sung After a high-ranking North Korean official requests asylum, KCIA Foreign Unit chief Park Pyong-ho (LEE Jung Jae) and Domestic Unit chief Kim Jung-do (JUNG Woo Sung) are tasked with uncovering a North Korean spy, known as Donglim, who is deeply embedded within their agency. When the spy begins leaking top secret intel that could jeopardize national security, the two units are each assigned to investigate each other. In this tense situation where if they cannot find the mole, they may be accused themselves, Pyong-ho and Jung-do slowly start to uncover the truth.  In the end, they must deal with an unthinkable plot to assassinate the South Korean president…

MY BEST FRIEND'S EXORCISM Hits Amazon Prime This Weekend!!!

Directed by Damon Thomas (“Killing Eve,” “Penny Dreadful”) Written by Jenna Lamia (“Good Girls,” “Awkward.”) Surviving the teenage years isn’t easy, especially when you’re possessed by a demon. It’s 1988, and best friends Abby (Elsie Fisher) and Gretchen (Amiah Miller) are navigating boys, pop culture and a paranormal force clinging to Gretchen like a pair of neon legwarmers. With assistance from overly-confident mall exorcist Christian Lemon (Christopher Lowell), Abby is determined to compel the demon back to the pits of hell — if it doesn’t kill Gretchen first. At turns horrifying and hilarious, My Best Friend’s Exorcism pays homage to 1980s pop-culture with a totally timeless tale of terror and true friendship. Based on Grady Hendrix’s bestselling novel. Available to Stream on Prime Video This Friday, September 30, 2022 Based on the hit novel of the same name, my only thoughts are, "don't fuck this up, don't fuck this up." I look forward to finding out this weeke

TAKE OUT Blu-ray Review

THE FILM The American dream has rarely seemed so far away as in Sean Baker and Shih-Ching Tsou’s raw, vรฉritรฉ TAKE OUT, an immersion in the life of an undocumented Chinese immigrant struggling to get by on the margins of post-9/11 New York City. Facing violent retaliation from a loan shark, restaurant deliveryman Ming Ding has until nightfall to pay back the money he owes, and he encounters both crushing setbacks and moments of unexpected humanity as he races against time to earn enough in tips over the course of a frantic day. From this simple setup, Baker and Tsou fashion a kind of neorealist survival thriller of the everyday, shedding compassionate light on the too often overlooked lives and labor that keep New York running. Following Films Rating ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ THE TRANSFER Following Films Rating★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ SPECIAL FEATURES • New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by directors Sean Baker and Shih-Ching Tsou, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack • Audio commentary featuring Ba


Directed by George A. Romero Written by Walton Cook Starring Lincoln Maazel The Film: Films go lost for tons of reasons; they are made of highly flammable chemicals, they weren't stored properly, and occasionally because nobody thought there was any interest in hanging on to the film that was discarded. Once a film of interest becomes "lost" it can take on mythic status. The people who did see it, rave about it, and certain film fans will become ravenous with desire. Their hankering to see the film will build it up in their minds to something it never was, nor could it ever be. Enter George A. Romero's THE AMUSEMENT PARK, a film released on Blu-ray 46 years after its completion, a film that never had distribution and was never intended to. See this particular slice of celluloid was commissioned by the Lutheran Society as a PSA against ageism and elder abuse. What Romero delivered was a psychedelic fever dream that handles the subject of aging with nightmarish glee.  M


Director-Writer-Producer David O. Russell and the cast of 20th Century Studios and New Regency’s Amsterdam will participate in an exclusive IMAX Live Q&A on Tuesday, September 27th at 4:00pm PST / 7:00pm EST as part of the Amsterdam: The IMAX® Live Experience.  This exclusive fan-first opportunity provides IMAX® and 20th Century Studios moviegoers the opportunity to screen the upcoming original crime epic in advance of its October 7, 2022 release while connecting with the cast during a live Q&A session moderated by TCM host and Entertainment Weekly correspondent, Dave Karger.  All attendees will receive a commemorative mini poster. For a list of participating theaters and to purchase tickets please visit: .  An original crime epic about three close friends who find themselves at the center of one of the most shocking secret plots in American history. A fascinating and richly intricate tale that brilliantly weaves historical fact with fiction


Jordan Peele reimagines the summer movie with NOPE, an expansive epic of uncanny science fiction. Following their father’s shocking death, Hollywood animal wrangler OJ (Kaluuya) and his sister Emerald (Palmer) begin observing unexplained phenomena on their vast Southern California ranch that leads them down an obsessive rabbit hole as they plot attempts to capture the mystery on camera. Along with a former child star turned family theme park ringmaster (Yeun) who neighbors the siblings, the pair’s efforts to chase the spectacle soon bring terrifying consequences and unimaginable horror. The result is a complex social thriller that unpacks the seeds of violence, risk and opportunism that are inseparable from the romanticized history of the American West … and from show business itself.  NOPE will be available to own for the first time as a Collector’s Edition on Digital September 20, 2022 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 25, 2022 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Dark Star Pictures and Bloody Disgusting Announce Acquisition of Shinzรด Katayama's MISSING

Dark Star Pictures has acquired the North American distribution rights to crime thriller MISSING as part of its ongoing collaboration with Bloody Disgusting. Dark Star and Bloody Disgusting plan a US theatrical release for MISSING on November 4, 2022, an On Demand release on November 18, 2022, and the Blu Ray release for the film to follow on December 6, 2022. MISSING had its World Premiere at Busan International Film Festival, before screening at Fantasia International Film Festival and will have its US Premiere at Fantastic Fest in September 2022. MISSING is written and directed by Shinzรด Katayama. The movie stars Aoi Ito (Her Love Boils Bathwater, KASANE-Beauty and Fate, Gangoose), Jiro Sato (Brothers in Brothel, New Interpretation Records of the Three Kingdoms, Gintama) and Hiroya Shimizu (The World of Kanako, Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy, Sadako). Depressed and in debt following the death of his wife, Santoshi (Jiro Sato) tells his young daughter he has found a way out. Pointing to

Bodies Bodies Bodies arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD October 18

When a group of 20-somethings get stuck at a remote family mansion during a hurricane, a party game ends with a dead body on the ground and fingers pointed everywhere. As they try to find the killer among them, fake friends and real enemies have to learn who to trust — and how to survive — in this fresh and funny Gen-Z meltdown starring Pete Davidson, Amandla Stenberg, and Maria Bakalova. A horror-comedy following a group of young friends after a party game turns deadly, Bodies Bodies Bodies arrives on Blu-ray™ (+ DVD + Digital) and DVD October 18 from Lionsgate. Directed by Halina Reijn (Instinct), Bodies Bodies Bodies will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 for Blu-ray (+ DVD + Digital) and $29.96 on DVD. Best Buy will have a 4K (+ Blu-ray + Digital) combo package exclusively with a suggested retail price of $42.99. This one looks to be a lot of fun! Check out the trailer below

5-25-77 trailer!!! 15 years later?!?!

  5-25-77 is a coming-of-age comedy inspired by the true story of a nerdy, alienated, hopeful filmmaker named Pat Johnson (Spaced Invaders, Baby's Day Out) about growing up, falling in love, and becoming the very first fan of the movie that changed everything: Star Wars.  John Francis Daley (Game Night and writer/director of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves) stars in the film alongside Austin Pendleton (My Cousin Vinny), Colleen Camp (Die Hard With a Vengeance), Neil Flynn (Mean Girls), and Justin Mentell (G-Force). Following its screening at DTLA FF next week, the film hits theaters September 23 and VOD/digital on October 11.  I think I first became aware of this project about 15 years ago. I was excited to see the film but I just assumed I had missed the release. Wow, this film, after all these years, still excited!!!

Official Trailer & Poster for Drafthouse Films’ Upcoming Thriller MASKING THRESHOLD

Directed by : Johannes Grenzfurthner Written by : Johannes Grenzfurthner & Samantha Lienhard Starring : Ethan Haslam as the voice of the protagonist and Katharina Rose as Dana Frustrated by a constant ringing in his ears, a paranoid data analyst documents his obsessive attempts to cure his own debilitating tinnitus through a series of home experiments conducted in a make-shift lab. But as his research becomes increasingly dark and macabre, a horrifying secret behind his maddening condition is revealed with a potential cure more sinister than he could have ever imagined.  A deeply philosophical horror film inspired by Lovecraftian weird fiction and cosmicism, experimental filmmaker Johannes Grenzfurthner takes us on an unsettling journey into the paranoia of the human mind to reveal the disastrous consequences of the relentless pursuit of knowledge.  Opens in theaters exclusively with Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas September 30, 2022. Available nationwide on digital platforms October 7, 2

Official Poster for CALL JANE New Film Starring Elizabeth Banks and Sigourney Weaver

Directed by Phyllis Nagy Written by Haley Shore and Roshan Sethi Starring Elizabeth Banks, Sigourney Weaver, Chris Messina, Wunmi Mosaku, Kate Mara, Cory Michael Smith, Grace Edwards, John Magaro Chicago, 1968. As the city and the nation are poised on the brink of political upheaval, suburban housewife Joy (Elizabeth Banks) leads an ordinary life with her husband and daughter.  When Joy’s pregnancy leads to a life-threatening heart condition, she must navigate an all-male medical establishment unwilling to terminate her pregnancy in order to save her life. Her journey for a solution leads her to Virginia (Sigourney Weaver), an independent visionary fiercely committed to women’s health, and Gwen (Wunmi Mosaku), an activist who dreams of a day when all women will have access to abortion, regardless of their ability to pay. Joy is so inspired by their work, she decides to join forces with them, putting every aspect of her life on the line. Roadside Attractions will release CALL JANE on

Lifetime®’s Ultimate Holiday Movie Collection arrives on DVD November 1 from Lionsgate

Ok, you either are or you know someone who is crazy about these things. The Lifetime holiday movies are so popular and omnipresent that I think they can qualify as their own sub-genre. I know exactly who I will be purchasing this massive set for. Check out the details below  Experience the best this holiday season has to offer as Lifetime®’s Ultimate Holiday Movie Collection arrives on DVD November 1 from Lionsgate, exclusively at Walmart. Featuring 50 holiday-themed stories of love, family, friendship, and Christmas magic, Lifetime®’s Ultimate Holiday Movie Collection will be available for the suggested retail price of $69.98 for DVD. FILM HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE A Fiancรฉ for Christmas Holiday in Santa Fe Miracle in Motor City Mistletoe in Montana Under the Christmas Tree Merry Liddle Christmas Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding Merry Liddle Christmas Baby Feliz NaviDAD You Light Up My Christmas Christmas Hotel Radio Christmas …and many more!   PROGRAM INFORMATION Year of Production: 2017–2021

OLD MAN directed by Lucky McKee starring Stephen Lang and Marc Senter - In Theaters/VOD/Digital October 14th

Starring : Stephen Lang, Marc Senter, with Liana Wright-Mark, and Patch Darragh Directed By : Lucky McKee Written By: Joel Veach When a lost hiker stumbles upon an erratic old man living in the woods, he could never have imagined the nightmare that awaits.  In Theaters/VOD/Digital October 14th


  Directed by Michael Grandage Written by Ron Nyswaner Starring Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, Gina McKee, Linus Roache, David Dawson, and Rupert Everett A beautifully crafted story of forbidden love and changing social conventions, My Policeman follows three young people—policeman Tom (Harry Styles), teacher Marion (Emma Corrin), and museum curator Patrick (David Dawson)—as they embark on an emotional journey in 1950s Britain. Flashing forward to the 1990s, Tom (Linus Roache), Marion (Gina McKee), and Patrick (Rupert Everett) are still reeling with longing and regret, but now they have one last chance to repair the damage of the past. Based on the book by Bethan Roberts, director Michael Grandage carves a visually transporting, heart-stopping portrait of three people caught up in the shifting tides of history, liberty, and forgiveness.

TIFF 2022: Epic Pictures Group Acquires South Korean Action Feature A MAN OF REASON For N.A. Ahead of World Premiere

Epic Pictures Group announces today the acquisition of South Korean action feature A MAN OF REASON for North America ahead of the film’s anticipated world premiere at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival as part of the Special Presentation section. A MAN OF REASON is the directorial debut of famed Korean actor Jung Woo-sung, who also leads the cast alongside Kim Nam-gil (LOVERS VANISHED) and Park Sung-woong (FOR THE EMPEROR).  The film follows Jung as Soo-hyeok, a man who wants to live a normal life after spending 10 years in prison. Upon visiting his long-abandoned girlfriend, he finds out he is the father of a young girl but his attempts to cut ties with his former gang are unsuccessful when his old boss begins to question his loyalty and uses his newly discovered daughter as leverage. Forced into a corner and with nothing to lose, Soo-hyeok must resort to violence to save her and get his revenge.  Jung is notably known for his breakthrough performance in BEAT (1997) and went