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Following Films Podcast: Hopper Penn on DEVIL'S PEAK

  Thank you for listening to the following films podcast. Today, Chris is joined by Hopper Penn to discuss his work in the film DEVIL'S PEAK. Penn co-stars with Billy Bob Thornton, Robin Wright, and Jackie Earle Haley in the film. The film is a tense family thriller set in the Appalachian Mountains where a local crime lord (Thornton) controls his family and his business with violence. Big thanks to Bookmans for sponsoring this episode and to Fort Worth for letting us use their song at the end. If you'd like to connect with the show, the best place to find us online is at or on Twitter by following @followingfilms. Please leave us a review and follow the show on Spotify. It really does help!!! DEVIL'S PEAK is currently in theatres and on demand. Hope you enjoy the show!

Phoenix Film Festival 23: Ray Romano's Directorial Debut SOMEWHERE IN QUEENS to Open Festival

SOMEWHERE IN QUEENS, the directorial debut of Ray Romano, has been announced as the opening night film at the 23rd annual Phoenix Film Festival, premiering Thursday, March 23rd at Harkins Scottsdale 101 at 6:00pm.  The film features Romano with co-stars Laurie Metcalf, Jennifer Esposito, Jacob Ward, Sebastian Maniscalco, and Tony Lo Bianco. Leo Russo (Romano) lives a simple life in Queens, New York with this wife Angela (Laurie Metcalf), their shy but talented son “Sticks” (Jacob Ward), and Leo’s close-knit network of Italian American relatives and neighborhood friends. Happy enough working at the family construction business alongside his father (Tony Lo Bianco) and younger brother (Sebastian Maniscalco), Leo lives each week for Sticks’ high-school basketball games, never missing a chance to cheer on his only child as he rules the court as a star athlete.  When the high-school senior gets a surprising and life-changing opportunity to play basketball in college, Leo jumps at the chance

ASSASSIN in theaters, on demand and digital March 31, 2023

Bruce Willis (Glass) and Nomzamo Mbatha (Coming 2 America) star in this action-packed sci-fi thrill ride. A private military operation led by (Willis) invents futuristic microchip tech that enables the mind of an agent to inhabit the body of another person to carry out covert, deadly missions. But when an agent (Mustafa Shakir) is killed during a secret mission, his wife (Mbatha) takes his place in an attempt to bring the man responsible to Justice.  

Dark Feathers Trailer

  She will never let any outsider get close to Masako” Michael Madsen (Kill Bill I and II, Sin City, Die Another Day) dons a Japanese Kimono as a white samurai operating a traditional clan in modern San Francisco in new psychological thriller DARK FEATHERS. Starring, produced, and co-directed by Crystal J.Huang, pic fixes on Kate, a woman that must choose loyalty to a historical Asian clan, and her non-traditional love, amidst the deaths of her dance partners being investigated by her new lover. Unchaseable Inc in association with Lankis Entertainment produce the film, co-directed by exotic newcomer Huang and Nicholas Ryan. Gilles Marini (“Sex and the City”) and Karina Smirnoff (Shall We Dance) join Madsen and Huang in the thrill-a-minute martial arts chiller DARK FEATHERS, releasing soon.

Following Films Podcast: Colin West on LINOLEUM

  Today I'm joined by Colin West to discuss his new film LINOLEUM The film which had its world premiere at the SXSW Festival, and currently sits at 95% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes is written and directed by Colin West, and revolves around the host (Jim Gaffigan) of a failing children's science show who, while attempting to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming an astronaut by building a rocket ship in his garage, begins to question his own reality when a series of strange events begin to occur. Along with Gaffigan, LINOLEUM stars Rhea Seehorn (“Better Call Saul,” “Veep”), Katelyn Nacon (“The Walking Dead,” “T@gged”), Gabriel Rush (Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel), Amy Hargreaves (“Homeland,” “13 Reasons Why”), West Duchovny (A Mouthful of Air, The Report), Michael Ian Black (Wet Hot American Summer, “The State”), Tony Shalhoub (“Monk,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Elisabeth Henry (The Sisterhood of Night, Behind the Mirror), and Roger Hendricks Simon (Love in Kilnerr

Saban Films Acquires North American Rights to the Scandinavian Thriller GOOD BOY

  Saban Films announced today that they have acquired the North American rights to the Scandinavian thriller Good Boy from Blue Finch Films. Written and directed by Viljar BΓΈe (Til Freddy), the film stars Gard LΓΈkke (Troll), Katrine Lovise Øpstad Fredriksen in her feature film debut, and Amalie Willoch Njaastad (Cabin Crazy). Saban Films is targeting a third quarter theatrical release. The film premiered to acclaim at Beyond Fest in 2022, with Karen Calvey from Morbidly Beautiful declaring, "This smart, surprising, wildly compelling film is full of twists with subversive commentary; Good Boy will make you sit up and take notice.” The review also called the film “a haunting new twist on the man’s best friend trope, Good Boy need not beg for attention; the solid plot, fantastic cast, and unique premise promise enough tricks to keep its audience invested." Horror Fuel’s Joseph Perry praises the thriller as "a highly unsettling film that delivers jolts until its final frames

RELAY Announcement - New Film Starring Riz Ahmed and Lily James

Black Bear Pictures announced today that Academy Award®-Winner Riz Ahmed (The Long Goodbye, Sound of Metal, “The Night Of”) and Emmy-nominated actress Lily James (“Pam & Tommy”, Baby Driver) will star in the gripping contemporary new thriller Relay. Directed by David Mackenzie (Academy Award®-nominated Hell or High Water, Outlaw King, Starred Up) and written by Justin Piasecki and Mackenzie, the film will start production in New York and New Jersey in April. Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk and Sigma’s Gillian Berrie and Mackenzie will produce alongside Black Bear’s Academy Award®-nominated Teddy Schwarzman.  In Relay, Tom (Ahmed) is a world class “fixer” who specializes in brokering lucrative payoffs between corrupt corporations and the individuals who threaten their ruin. He keeps his identity a secret through meticulous planning and always follows an exacting set of rules. But when a message arrives one day from potential client Sarah (James), needing Tom’s protection just to stay al