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LINOLEUM | In Theaters February 24th! Starring Jim Gaffigan and Rhea Seehorn

Cameron Edwin (Jim Gaffigan), the host of a failing children's science TV show called "Above & Beyond", has always had aspirations of being an astronaut. After a mysterious space-race era satellite coincidentally falls from space and lands in his backyard, his midlife crisis manifests in a plan to rebuild the machine into his dream rocket. As his relationship with his wife (Rhea Seehorn) and daughter (Katelyn Nacon) start to strain, surreal events begin unfolding around him -- a doppelgänger moving into the house next door, a car falling from the sky, and an unusual teenage boy forging a friendship with him. He slowly starts to piece these events together to ultimately reveal that there's more to his life story than he once thought.

Prey for the Devil on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD Today

  Directed by Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism), and Screenplay by Robert Zappia and Story by Robert Zappia & Earl Richey Jones & Todd R. Jones, this film that launches horror into the 21st century stars Jacqueline Byers (“Salvation,” “Roadies,” Bad Samaritan), Colin Salmon (Mortal Engines, Alien vs. Predator, Resident Evil), Christian Navarro (“13 Reasons Why,” Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Bushwick), Lisa Palfrey (“Cobra,” “Sex Education,” “Chloe”), Nicholas Ralph (“All Creatures Great and Small,” The Most Reluctant Convert), with Ben Cross (Star Trek, First Knight, Chariots of Fire), and Academy Award® nominee Virginia Madsen (Best Supporting Actress, Sideways, 2004; Candyman, “Designated Survivor”). Sister Ann (Jacqueline Byers) believes she is answering a calling to be the first female exorcist…but who, or what, called her? In response to a global rise in demonic possessions, Ann seeks out a place at an exorcism school reopened by the Catholic Church. Until now these schools ha

LANDLOCKED, A Highly Anticipated Release Uniquely Combining Home Movies With a Horrifying Fictitious Storyline Releases 1/6

  Summoned to his soon-to-be demolished childhood home, Mason discovers an old VHS camera that can see into the past, driving him to record as many memories as possible before the doomed house is destroyed. Utilizing the director's own home movies, filming in the actual locations where he spent his youth and casting real-life family members to play fictionalized versions of themselves,  LandLocked  combines narrative and documentary with horror and sci-fi to create a movie unlike any other... Taking ten years to complete,  LANDLOCKED  is the feature directorial debut of Paul Owens. Owens creatively incorporates actual footage in the form of childhood home movies and delivered a unique film that has been adored adored by critics on the festival circuit. Hailed as,  “ of the most intriguing films to come out of Nightstream 2021” by the  Daily Dead  and a  " remarkable lo-fi creeper… ”  by  Fangoria,  LANDLOCKED is among the many highly anticipated genre releases of 2023.

THE MAN IN THE BASEMENT Starring François Cluzet, Jérémie Renier and Bérénice Bejo Opens in theaters Jan 27

  Directed and Written by Philippe Le Guay (The Women on the 6th Floor, Bicycling with Molière) Starring François Cluzet (The Untouchables, Tell No One), Jérémie Renier (The Kid with a Bike, Potiche), and Bérénice Bejo (The Artist, The Past) A benign real estate deal becomes a sinister standoff between a young Parisian French couple (Jérémie Renier and Academy Award nominee Bérénice Bejo) and a dangerous negationist. Simon Sandberg, a Jewish Parisian architect (Renier) sells his flat’s unused cellar to a seemingly normal and well-mannered former history teacher, Jacques Fonzic (The Untouchables’ François Cluzet). But when Fonzic takes up residence in the cellar, the stranger’s secret life emerges. Slowly and methodically, his far-right, radicalized beliefs about Judaism and conspiracy theories ensnare Simon’s very existence, driving him to more and more desperate strategies to evict the man.  What ensues is a riveting cat-and-mouse game between Fonzic and Sandberg as the increasingly

THE LOCKSMITH In Theaters & On Demand February 3rd

Starring : Ryan Phillippe, Kate Bosworth, Ving Rhames, Gabriela Quezada, Madeleine Guilbot, and Charlie Weber Directed by : Nicolas Harvard Miller (Ryan Phillippe), an ex-con recently released from prison for a bungled robbery, tries to walk a straight line and work his way back into the lives of his ex, Beth (Kate Bosworth), a police detective, and their young daughter.  While Miller is doing his best to stay on the straight and narrow with the help of an old friend (Ving Rhames), he finds his past will not stay in the past, and he is forced to commit one last crime before he can truly walk away. Things once again go badly, and now not only his freedom, but also his daughter’s life, hang in the balance. In Theaters & On Demand February 3rd

GOING ALL THE WAY: The Director's Edit starring Ben Affleck, Jeremy Davies & Rachel Weisz - Opens Fri. 12/16

Oscilloscope Laboratories will present a never-before-seen 4K re-edit of Mark Pellington’s vibrant Sundance Film Festival hit GOING ALL THE WAY: The Director’s Edit. Originally released in 1997, Pellington’s debut feature film is based on Dan Wakefield’s best-selling novel about two young men facing an uncertain future in 1950s Indiana, after their return from the Korean War, and features breakthrough performances by then unknown actors Jeremy Davies, Ben Affleck, Rachel Weisz, Rose McGowan, and Nick Offerman who bolted into stardom.  The new cut was rescanned for 4K and features 50 new minutes of never-before seen footage, a new title sequence created by Sergio Pinheiro along with 50 new minutes of music from composer Pete Adams.  Oscilloscope Laboratories is giving the film an exclusive theatrical run and will open in New York at the Quad Cinema on Friday, December 16th with rollout to select cities. Mark Pellington's adaptation of Dan Wakefield's seminal novel about a young

Cast announced for Booth's SYDNEY VS.SEAN; Production begins January, 2023

Janel Parrish, best known for her role as Mona Vanderwaal in TV hit “Pretty Little Liars” and its spinoff “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists”, and “She-Hulk” actor Ryan Powers will star in Sydney vs. Sean, a new relationship drama scripted by Powers. Gavin Michael Booth, who produces alongside Powers and Parrish, will direct. “I’m thrilled to have these two actors in the ring with me”, said Booth, “Ryan’s script is an unexpected examination of a unique marriage, and we look forward to shooting in the new year.” Weaving past and present through surreal styles, the film will explore what brought Sydney and Sean’s relationship to the brink. As the logline suggests, ‘sometimes all a marriage needs is a good rematch’. The film, skedded for a January start in Los Angeles, will announce more cast shortly. Director Booth is best known for The Scarehouse, produced by Jason Blum, which was distributed by Universal. His most recent film Last Call, the tale of a bitterly alone man who calls

ALICE, DARLING starring Anna Kendrick and directed by Mary Nighy

Starring Anna Kendrick, Kaniehtiio Horn, Charlie Carrick, and Wunmi Mosaku Directed by  Mary Nighy Written by  Alanna Francis In ALICE, DARLING, Oscar® nominee Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air) is Alice in this taut thriller about a woman pushed to the breaking point by her psychologically abusive boyfriend, Simon. While on vacation with two close girlfriends, Alice rediscovers the essence of herself and gains some much-needed perspective. Slowly, she starts to fray the cords of codependency that bind her. But Simon’s vengeance is as inevitable as it is shattering – and, once unleashed, it tests Alice’s strength, her courage, and the bonds of her deep-rooted friendships.  December 30, 2022 - Qualifying Theatrical Run Only in Los Angeles January 20, 2023 - Expands In Theaters Nationwide exclusively at AMC Theatres 

Champions starring Woody Harrelson Official Trailer

  Director : Bobby Farrelly Writer: Mark Rizzo Producers : Paul Brooks, Scott Niemeyer, Jeremy Plager Executive Producers : Woody Harrelson, Brad Kessell, Alexander Jooss, Álvaro Longoria, Javier Fesser, and Luis Manso Cast : Woody Harrelson, Kaitlin Olson, Ernie Hudson, Cheech Marin, and  Matt Cook  Woody Harrelson stars in the hilarious and heartwarming story of a former minor-league basketball coach who, after a series of missteps, is ordered by the court to manage a team of players with intellectual disabilities. He soon realizes that despite his doubts, together, this team can go further than they ever imagined.    

A journey of discovery through rural Nevada in feature documentary THE GREAT BASIN

From below the earth to the stars, The Great Basin is a documentary feature that builds a complex panorama of rural Nevada, in the Western United States, through a tapestry of characters who work, live, and play there. The Great Basin is the location of the "Loneliest Road in America" and can be seen as a microcosm of the economic, social, and ecological marginalization of 21st-century rural communities.  The Great Basin invites viewers on a road of discovery through rural Nevada. Milieus, places and people are intertwined in a collage with the subterranean water from which everything seems to grow and for which everyone strives at its core. What looks like an arid desert landscape turns out to be so much more.  The Great Basin is a DialogueTalk production directed and produced by Chivas DeVinck, with cinematography by Yoshio Kitagawa, original music by Felicia Atkinson, and editing by Matthieu Laclau and Yann-Shan Tsai. The theatrical release tour is being spearheaded by Cir

Harry Brandrick’s THE OUT starring BAFTA winner Allan Mustafa qualified to be considered for a BAFTA

THE OUT follows Liam, a thirty-five-year-old recovering heroin addict, as he looks after his young daughter for the first time since being out of prison and getting clean. Writer/Director Harry Brandrick has made 3 narrative short-films Roxanne ROXANNE, BETWEEN WALLS and THE OUT, alongside several other short-form pieces. He created THE OUT to shine a light on the real-life struggles people face and to tell a story that makes the audience question their views on why people go to prison and how we, as a society deal with addiction. Allan ‘Seapa’ Mustafa is a BAFTA-winning actor/writer. Known for co-creating, writing and starring in PEOPLE JUST DO NOTHING which had great success at the Royal Television Society Awards and the BAFTA TV Awards, winning in the Scripted Comedy category at both. Allan starred in the short film BOSSMAN (selected for the Thunderdance and Colchester Film Festivals) and most recently in LOVE WEDDING RESPECT. He was named as one of Broadcast Magazine’s ‘Hotshots’ i

STAY THE NIGHT - Available Friday, Dec 2nd on VOD

  Distributed by Photon Films, director Renuka Jeyapalan's film STAY THE NIGHT will be available on VOD this Friday, December 2nd. This includes Apple TV, Cineplex Store, Google Play, Telus, Bell, Rogers, Cogeco, Shaw and TIFF Bell Lightbox Digital Platform.  At a time when dating apps and casual hook-ups are the “new romance standard,” reserved and very single GRACE feels like an outcast. But when she meets CARTER STONE, a professional NHL player who has his own decision to make, she wonders if maybe Carter is the solution to her problem. After their first attempt at a one-night stand goes awry, they end up spending the evening walking and talking through the streets of downtown Toronto, leading them to a connection neither of them expected.  Starring ANDREA BANG (Kim's Convenience), JOE SCARPELLINO, HUMBERLY GONZÁLEZ (Ginny & Georgia), and RAY ABLACK (Maid, Ginny & Georgia). Stay the Night (Photon Films) - Trailer from Photon Films and Media on Vimeo .

The Movie Producer Taking the Homeless Crisis in America Head On

Taking on one city at a time, Robert Craig Films production team visited the homeless in 17 cities in America to understand their challenges and ultimately create an authentic documentary and feature film that will emotionally resonate with audiences. The film, No Address, a scripted feature film that will begin production in February, will shed light on the human side of homelessness with beautiful and compelling storytelling. Robert Craig Films, a producer of award-winning purpose-driven movies, strives to effectively motivate viewers to engage deeper with compassion in the community around them and incite personal activation.  Taking a deep dive into raising awareness of the homeless crisis in America, the production team toured the following 17 cities by bus including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Portland, New York, New Jersey, Portland, Chicago, Texas, and Washington DC, visiting rescue missions and encampments to create a documentary titled Americans With No Address, t

THE SWIMMERS Available on Netflix Tomorrow

  DIRECTED BY  Sally El Hosaini PRODUCED BY  Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Tim Cole, Ali Jaafar WRITTEN BY   Jack Thorne and Sally El Hosaini STARRING Nathalie Issa (Yusra), Manal Issa (Sara), Matthias Schweighöfer (Sven), Ahmed Malek (Nizar), James Krishna Floyd (Emad), Nahel Tzegai (Shada) and Kinda Alloush (Mervat) with Ali Suliman (Ezzat) Based on a true story, THE SWIMMERS follows the journey from war-torn Syria to the 2016 Rio Olympics. Two young sisters embark on a harrowing journey as refugees, putting both their hearts and champion swimming skills to heroic use. 

The Banshees of Inisherin Arrives on Digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD 12.20

  From acclaimed filmmaker Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) comes the masterful tragicomedy The Banshees of Inisherin. This immersive tale of friendship and folly has delighted cinemagoers and has been celebrated by critics as “simply perfect” (Kevin Maher, The Times) and “sweepingly cinematic” (David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter). The film is Certified-Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes™ and arrives on Digital December 13 and Blu-ray and DVD on December 20, with never-before-seen bonus content featuring actors Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and director-writer Martin McDonagh.  The film made its World Premiere in September to critical acclaim at the Venice Film Festival, where it won the Best Screenplay Award for McDonagh and the Volpi Cup for Best Actor for Farrell. It went on to release theatrically in October, earning the highest opening per screen average of the fall. Film Synopsis From director-writer Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,


  First Two Episodes Available To Stream Exclusively on Topic Thursday, December 1, 2022 With Subsequent Episodes Dropping Weekly Created by Patrik Gyllström Directed by Lisa Farzaneh (“Agent Hamilton”), Lisa James Larsson (A Royal Secret) Produced by  Midsommar producers Fredrik Heinig, Pelle Nilsson and Tintin Scheynius Featuring: Johan Rheborg (My Life As A Comedian), Hanna Alström (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Maria Lundqvist (Mother of Mine), David Fukamachi Regnfors (“Gentlemen & Gangsters”), Björn Andrésen (Midsommar), Peter Kanerva (Colorado Avenue) “Agatha Christie’s Hjerson” is a modernization of a classic Agatha Christie character Sven Hjerson, a once renowned criminal profiler who suddenly chose to retire from the spotlight, and Klara Sandberg, a trash TV producer who wants to reset her career with a true crime show that would star him. Hjerson has just been informed of his mother's death and is forced to return to The Åland Islands. Klara manages to track him do

Prey for the Devil Arrives on Digital December 13 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, and DVD on January 3

  Experience the true horror of exorcism when Prey for the Devil arrives on Digital December 13 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital), Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand January 3 from Lionsgate. Directed by Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism), and Screenplay by Robert Zappia and Story by Robert Zappia & Earl Richey Jones & Todd R. Jones, this film that launches horror into the 21st century stars Jacqueline Byers (“Salvation,” “Roadies,” Bad Samaritan), Colin Salmon (Mortal Engines, Alien vs. Predator, Resident Evil), Christian Navarro (“13 Reasons Why,” Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Bushwick), Lisa Palfrey (“Cobra,” “Sex Education,” “Chloe”), Nicholas Ralph (“All Creatures Great and Small,” The Most Reluctant Convert), with Ben Cross (Star Trek, First Knight, Chariots of Fire), and Academy Award® nominee Virginia Madsen (Best Supporting Actress, Sideways, 2004; Candyman, “Designated Survivor”).   Sister Ann (Jacqueline Byers) believes s

CLEAN SLATE Trailer and Release Info

Global Digital Releasing will release the award-winning documentary Clean Slate, the latest from Emmy-Nominated filmmaker Jared Callahan (Janey Makes A Play), on digital December 2.   Pic, which played to raves at over fifteen international film festivals, tells of two friends in a Southern drug recovery program struggling to cope with their addiction and mental illness by making a short film about the pain they’ve caused their families.   The film, equal parts topical and captivating, was produced by Callahan and Jonathan Pickett. Jennifer Pelling was an executive producer, along with Alex Lehmann (Paddleton, Blue Jay, Meet Cute).   “Clean Slate is a feature-length documentary that provides an immersive, verité look into the world of recovery amid the biggest drug epidemic in American history”, says Callahan, whose work has been released through PBS, The New York Times, GQ Magazine, The Atlantic, Sundance, Tribeca, and other world-class festivals. “Everyone knows someone who's in


Directed by Oscar nominee Dror Moreh (The Gatekeepers, The Human Factor), THE CORRIDORS OF POWER is a riveting examination of how American leaders have responded to reports of genocide, war crimes and mass atrocities after the fall of the Soviet Union, when America stood as the only global superpower. By combining in-depth interviews with rare archival footage and state-of-the-art CGI animations, Moreh gives viewers the unique opportunity to peek behind the scenes and behind the headlines to better understand not the “what,” but the “why.” Featuring interviews with esteemed luminaires, including Madeleine Albright, James Baker, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Hillary Clinton, the film reveals how our past mistakes can dictate our future. THE CORRIDORS OF POWER made its world premiere at the 2022 Telluride Film Festival and has gone on to play at AFI Fest, before showcasing at the upcoming DOC NYC. Feature Documentary Will Release Theatrically in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, N

DETECTIVE KNIGHT: REDEMPTION starring Bruce Willis in Theatres and On-Demand Dec 9th

  DETECTIVE KNIGHT: REDEMPTION is directed by Edward Drake (Gasoline Alley, Broil) and co-written by Edward Drake and Corey Large (Apex, Heist). The film stars Bruce Willis (Die Hard, Pulp Fiction), Lochlyn Munro (“Riverdale,” “Peacemaker,” Scary Movie), Corey Large, Miranda Edwards (P2, “Snowpiercer”), Beau Mirchoff (“Awkward,” Flatliners), and Paul Johansson (“One Tree Hill,” The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day). Bruce Willis stars as Detective James Knight in this second film of the action-packed trilogy. In custody in New York, Knight finds himself in the middle of a jailbreak led by The Christmas Bomber, a brutal fanatic whose Santa Claus disciples are terrorizing the city. With the promised return of his badge in exchange for taking out the terrorists, the steely-eyed Knight doles out mercy for the just…and merciless justice for all the rest. DETECTIVE KNIGHT: REDEMPTION will be n Theaters, On Demand and Digital on December 9, 2022