ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK | The Shocking Fifth Season of the Award-Winning Hit Series Breaks Out on Blu-ray™ and DVD on June 12 from Lionsgate

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SEASON FIVE

The Shocking Fifth Season of the Award-Winning Hit Series
Breaks Out on Blu-ray™ and DVD on June 12 from Lionsgate

OITNB_SSN5_3D_BD_O-CARDA new state of chaos decends upon Litchfield Penitentiary in the Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh™ “Orange Is the New Black”: Season Five, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital June 12 from Lionsgate. From Emmy® Award-winner Jenji Kohan, the “Orange Is the New Black” fifth season “manages to feel more relevant than ever” (Sara Stewart, New York Post) as the inmates riot afer Poussey’s death and gain control of the prison.

Nominated for 19 Primetime Emmy® Awards and winner of the 2017 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, “Orange Is the New Black”: Season Five features an all-star cast including:

  • Taylor Schilling – 2014 Emmy® Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, “Orange Is the New Black,” and nominated for two Golden Globe® Awards (2014, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama; 2015, Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy), “Orange Is the New Black”
  • Natasha Lyonne – 2014 Emmy® Nominee, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, “Orange Is the New Black”
  • Laura Prepon (TV’s “That 70s Show,” The Girl on the Train)
  • Kate Mulgrew (TV’s “Star Trek: Voyager,” Star Trek: Nemesis)
  • Uzo Aduba – 2014 Emmy® Winner, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, and 2015 Primetime Emmy® Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, “Orange Is the New Black”; Golden Globe® Nominee in 2015 and 2016, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, “Orange Is the New Black”; Winner, 2015 and 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award® for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, “Orange Is the New Black”
  • Michael Harney (TV’s “True Detective” and “Weeds”)
  • Nick Sandow (In the Blind)
  • Jessica Pimentel (TV’s “Person of Interest”)
  • Taryn Manning (TV’s “Sons of Anarchy”)
  • Yael Stone (TV’s “Spirited”)
  • Danielle Brooks (The Angry Brids Movie)

Guest stars:

  • Lori Petty (A League of Their Own)
  • Laverne Cox (TV’s “Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again” and “The Mindy Project”)
  • Samira Wiley (TV’s “You’re the Worst” and “The Handmaid’s Tale”).

 

The power dynamics at Litchfield shift dramatically as the inmates react to tragedy in the explosive fifth season of “Orange Is the New Black.” When the standoff at the prison turns into a full-blown riot, the inmates take advantage of the confusion by conducting séances, holding prisoner auctions, and preening for the morning news. But with relationships tested and friendships starting to fray, will life at Litchfield ever return to normal?

The “Orange Is the New Black”: Season Five Blu-ray and DVD include a hilarious, never-before-seen gag reel; a “72 Hours in 6 Months: Stories of the Season” featurette, which includes personal anecdotes from cast about what it was like to film the season; and audio commentaries, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $34.97 and $34.98, respectively. Also available is “Orange Is the New Black”: Seasons One – Four, available on DVD June 12 for the suggested retail price of $49.98.

BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Gag Reel
  • “72 Hours In 6 Months: Stories of the Season” Featurette
  • Audio Commentaries (on Episodes “Tattoo You” and “Storm-y Weather)
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Soon To Be Major Motion Picture From Annapurna Pictures’ and Plan B Entertainment, James Baldwin’s IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK Named Finalist In 2nd Annual One Book One New York

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MAYOR’S OFFICE OF MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT WITH NEW YORK MAGAZINE & VULTURE ANNOUNCE RETURN OF “ONE BOOK, ONE NEW YORK”

The Largest Community Reading Program In The Country Returns For A Second Year

New Yorkers Will Vote For One Book Among Five Titles Set On The Streets Of New York And Reflecting The City’s Diverse Neighborhoods

5,000 Copies Of The Nominated Books Will Be Available In Libraries Throughout The Five Boroughs

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Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin today announced the return of One Book, One New York, an exciting citywide initiative that brings book-loving New Yorkers together to read the same book at the same time. Building on the enormous success of the program’s inaugural year in 2017, this year’s campaign, in partnership with New York Magazine and Vulture, features five acclaimed titles. Throughout the month of April, New Yorkers will cast their votes at NYC.gov/OneBook to determine the one book the whole city will read together.

The nominated books, all featuring New York City neighborhoods are:

  • If Beale Street Could Talkby James Baldwin
  • Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
  • White Tears by Hari Kunzru
  • Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
  • When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago

“We are thrilled to present the five books in contention for this year’s One Book, One New York program,” said Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin. “These beautifully told tales reflect the rich variety of experiences and voices that make New York’s literary culture second to none. We hope once again that One Book, One New York will inspire great conversations, foster compassion in difficult times, support our vital publishing industry, and spur New Yorkers to rediscover their local libraries and neighborhood bookstores.”

Seeking stories reflecting New York City’s rich history, diverse neighborhoods and resilient people, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment consulted with literary leaders throughout the city for suggestions on which books to include in this year’s One Book, One New York. New York Magazine and Vulture’s book editors helped whittle down the list to five books, each of which delves into the lives of complex characters, from groundbreaking women to struggling artists to new immigrants, grappling with adversity as they try to forge a life and identity in New York City neighborhoods. They explore themes of missing fathers, tragic love and racial injustice through the eyes of unforgettable narrators that will speak to book lovers and new audiences alike.

“For 50 years, storytelling with flair has been integral to our mission at New York Magazine, and we’re delighted to team up with the Mayor’s office to champion these five books rich with city life and distinctive New York voices,” said New York Media CEO Pam Wasserstein.

Each of the authors has a unique connection to New York.

“New York City has been my inspiration and my muse for decades, and never more so than while I worked on Manhattan Beach,” said author Jennifer Egan. “I’m lucky to live in this splendid, inexhaustible city, and honored to be a contender for its One Book, One New York program.”

“Books saved my life,” said Esmeralda Santiago, author of When I Was Puerto Rican. “Newly arrived from rural Puerto Rico, with no English and feeling lost in a big city, I discovered the Bushwick branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, a bright, warm, place where I could be lost without feeling endangered. I feel honored to be among the writers whose stories will help future generations reflect their experiences and struggles as they steer their own lives, mentored by such generous guides.”

“In the last decade, I’ve made a life in New York. I got married in the courthouse downtown, my children were born here,” said Hari Kunzru, author of White Tears. “To be part of One Book is extraordinary. It makes me feel welcomed. It makes me very proud.”

Behold the Dreamers is, among many things, a love song to my adopted hometown of New York City, so it is a tremendous privilege for me, that it is being considered for One Book, One New York,” said author Imbolo Mbue.

“From my earliest days as an undergraduate student, James Baldwin’s life and work have provided a guiding force that has given me the courage to pursue work that has meaning and social impact,” said Barry Jenkins, writer/director of the film adaption of If Beale Street Could Talk. “With If Beale Street Could Talk, my favorite author renders the city and neighborhood that raised him in unflinching detail and with endless empathy and grace.”

The publishers of the five nominated books have provided copies to each of New York City’s library branches (5,000 copies in all); the books will also be available for sale at bookstores throughout the city.

This year’s One Book, One New York includes a public awareness campaign that will blanket New York City with information on how to vote online at NYC.gov/OneBook. Ads on subway cars in all five boroughs, as well as a One Book, One New York video campaign to be broadcast throughout the month of April on Taxi TV and on NYC Media, the City’s flagship television channel, will encourage New Yorkers to vote for their favorite nominated book.

On Thursday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m., the four living nominated authors, Imbolo Mbue, Hari Kunzru, Esmeralda Santiago, and Jennifer Egan, as well as director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), who is making a film of the late James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk, will join a panel discussion as part of the Pen America World Voices Festival. Held at The New School’s auditorium in the Alvin Johnson/J.M. Hall, the event is free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. Click here to register.

As part of the fourth annual Vulture Festival at Milk Studios on May 19-20, the winning One Book author will be featured in conversation with a New York Magazine / Vulture editor. This event will also be free and open to the public. To find out more about Vulture Festival and register for the One Book One New York winning author event, visit vulturefestival.com/onebookny after the winning book has been announced.

After the month-long voting period, the winning book will be announced in early May. Once the winning book is picked, New Yorkers can look for events at their local libraries and throughout the city that will keep the discussion going all summer long.

One Book, One New York is intended not only to encourage a sense of community among New Yorkers, but also to support the City’s book publishing and bookselling industries. New York City is the country’s book publishing capital, home to the “Big Five” publishing companies – Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette, and Macmillan – along with many of the most prominent independent and academic publishing houses in the country. In recent years, both the publishing and bookselling industries have faced significant challenges. An unsettling number of independent book stores have closed, along with several Barnes and Noble branches. The Bronx currently has no bookstores at all. Both Queens and Staten Island are underserved.

“Every day, people find common ground and new perspectives in the books, programs, and services offered at The New York Public Library,” said NYPL President Tony Marx. “Now, when the world can feel more divided than ever, One Book, One New York is an exciting opportunity to bring New Yorkers together through the power of reading. We are thrilled to participate again this year.”

 

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CREED II Returns To The Ring As Production Begins In Philadelphia

“CREED II” RETURNS TO THE RING AS PRODUCTION BEGINS IN PHILADELPHIA FOR METRO GOLDWYN MAYER PICTURES AND WARNER BROS. PICTURES

Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone and Tessa Thompson Reprise Their Roles

Ryan Coogler Comes On Board As Executive Producer

Production began yesterday in Philadelphia on Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM) and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Creed II, starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, reprising their roles of Adonis Creed and Rocky Balboa respectively. Creed II is the continuation of the Rocky saga and sequel to the 2015 critically acclaimed and crowd-pleasing 2015 hit Creed, which took in more than $170 million at the worldwide box office. Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), who directed the first film, returns to the franchise as an executive producer on Creed II. The new film is being directed by Steven Caple Jr., who helmed the acclaimed 2016 drama The Land.

“When I wrote and directed Creed, I wanted to tell a human story about a family from a new perspective, while also paying homage to the Rocky characters we’ve all grown up knowing and loving. I’ve known Steven was an amazing filmmaker since our days at USC film school together, so I can’t wait to see what he, Sly, Mike and Tessa bring to this next chapter,” said Coogler.

Caple Jr. said, “It’s an honor to be a part of the franchise and work with such a thoughtful team. I got involved because I’ve always been a Rocky fan and I enjoy stories with heart and substance. But when Ryan put his touch on Creed I felt another level of connection to the franchise. It started to feel personal for many different reasons. This next Creed is a tale beyond the boxing ring and dives deep into family, legacy, and fears. I’m excited to share my view and collaborate with the talented cast and crew.”

“Ryan and Steven are voices for their generation and their shared vision for Creed has brought the Rocky franchise to an entirely new audience. We know audiences will continue to embrace the legacy that Sly created so many years ago,” said producer Irwin Winkler.

SYNOPSIS: Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history.

Also reprising their roles from the first film are Tessa Thompson as Bianca, Phylicia Rashad as Mary Anne, Wood Harris as Tony ‘Little Duke’ Burton, and Andre Ward as Danny ‘Stuntman’ Wheeler. The new cast is rounded out with Florian “The Big Nasty” Munteanu as Viktor Drago, Dolph Lundgren returning to the role of Ivan Drago, and Russell Hornsby as Buddy Marcelle. Creed II will be distributed theatrically in the U.S. by MGM on November 21, 2018, and Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute the film internationally.

Caple Jr. directs from an original screenplay written by Stallone based on characters from the Rocky franchise. The film is produced by Irwin Winkler, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, Kevin King-Templeton and Stallone. Coogler, Jordan and Guy Riedel will executive produce.

Collaborating with Caple Jr. is a creative team led by director of photography Kramer Morgenthau (Thor: The Dark World, Game of Thrones); production designer Franco Carbone (The Expendables, Billionaire Boys Club); costume designers Lizz Wolf (A Single Man, Dreamgirls); art director Jesse Rosenthal (Black Panther, Trumbo); fight coordinator Daniel Hernandez (Avengers: Infinity War, The Fate of the Furious); technical boxing advisor Robert Sale (Grudge Match, Ali); special effects coordinator Patrick White (Baby Driver, Deepwater Horizon) and VFX producer Crystal Dowd (Straight Outta Compton, Pitch Perfect 2). Filming will take place primarily in Philadelphia with additional locations in New Mexico.

Creed, directed by Coogler, was released by Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema in November 2015 and went on to garner many honors for Stallone, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, and an Academy Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role.

About Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content as well as the premium pay television network EPIX, which is available throughout the U.S. via cable, satellite, telco and digital distributors.  In addition, MGM has investments in numerous other television channels, digital platforms and interactive ventures and is producing premium short-form content for distribution. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.

 

 

 

 

 

BAD SAMARITAN Website Is Now LIVE!

Want to know more about BAD SAMARITAN?

Please check out the official website to find more information about this horror/thriller film starring David Tennant, Robert Sheehan, Carlito Olivero, Kerry Condon and Jacqueline Byers. BAD SAMARITAN is directed by Dean Devlin known for “Independence Day,” “The Librarians,” “Stargate,” and many more.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.badsamaritanfilm.com

Meet the new face of evil. #BadSamaritan
In Theaters 5.04.18

 

SYNOPSIS: BAD SAMARITAN is a terrifying cautionary tale of two thieves uncovering more than what they bargained for when breaking into a house they thought would be an easy score. After making a shocking discovery, they must choose to run and hide, or face the killer whose dark secrets they have exposed

SINOPSIS: BAD SAMARITAN es la terrorífica historia de dos ladrones que se encuentran con algo inesperado cuando tratan de robar una mansión que parecía ser presa fácil. Ahí, después de descubrir algo horrible, tendrán que decidir si correr, o enfrentarse al psicópata a quien le han descubierto sus secretos más oscuros.

Principle Cast: David Tennant, Robert Sheehan, Carlito Olivero, Kerry Condon, Jacqueline Byers

Director: Dean Devlin

Producers: Dean Devlin, Rachel Olschan, Marc Roskin, Brandon Lambdin, Carsten Lorenz

BAD SAMARITAN Official Channels:

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Fascination With Horror Movies Sets Stage For TRUTH OR DARE

TOD_Tsr1Sheet_RGB_1Get ready for a creepy tale on Friday the 13th! “Truth or Dare” arrives in theaters to scare your pants off in April.

The movie is produced by horror movie mastermind Jason Blum, whose company Blumhouse Productions was behind the 2017 blockbusters “Get Out” and “Split.”

In this new supernatural thriller, a harmless game of “Truth or Dare” among a group of college friends turns deadly when someone – or something – begins to punish those who tell a lie or refuse the dare.

The film, directed by Jeff Wadlow (“Kick-Ass 2”), stars Lucy Hale (“Pretty Little Liars”), Tyler Posey (“Teen Wolf”), Violett Beane (“The Flash”), Sophia Taylor Ali (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Nolan Gerard Funk (MTV’s “Awkward”), and Hayden Szeto.

If you like sinister, creepy and hair-raising flicks, you probably don’t want to miss this one. A look at the movie trailer promises to keep your heart racing and adrenaline pumping – a signature effect of Blum films.

Blum has developed the perfect formula for success, turning small budget films into a horror movie gold mine with such hits as “Insidious,” “The Purge,” “Happy Death Day,” “Unfriended,” “Sinister,” and “Creep,” which have grossed over $2 billion worldwide. His first big hit, “Paranormal Activity” was his biggest profit-maker. Produced with a $15,000 budget, it made more than $193 million worldwide.

Why are his movies such a big success? Because he loves horror movies – when they’re well done.

“A lot of horror movies get made by people who don’t really like them, so they don’t respect them,” says Blum.

Even though he usually produces his films for less than $5 million, he always tries to deliver a great story with compelling characters and good acting.

“Horror is great storytelling with scary elements on top of it, but if you don’t have great storytelling, you can have all the scares in the world, but the movie won’t work.”

Don’t miss “Truth or Dare” in theaters on April 13.

A FANTASTIC WOMAN | Debuts on Blu-ray & Digital May 22

Academy Award® Winner for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Certified “Fresh” ~ Rotten Tomatoes
“A Fantastic Movie.” ~ A.O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“A Knockout. Extraordinary.” ~ David Rooney, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

A FANTASTIC WOMAN

A Film by Sebastián Lelio,
Starring Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes & Luis Gnecco

On Blu-ray & Digital May 22 and Includes an Exclusive Making-of Featurette
and Director Commentary

A_FANTASTIC_WOMAN_BD_LITHO_PACKSHOTStarring Daniela Vega, the first transgendered Oscar® presenter in history, comes A FANTASTIC WOMAN, the Academy Award® winner for Best Foreign Language Film and the first Chilean movie to win an Oscar®, debuting on Blu-ray and digital May 22 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. From the producers of Jackie, Spotlight and Toni Erdmann, the acclaimed drama stars acclaimed newcomer Daniela Vega, in the story of a young transgender aspiring singer who must confront society and her older lover’s family when he dies unexpectedly. Directed by Sebastián Lelio (Disobedience, now filming Gloria with Julianne Moore), A FANTASTIC WOMAN also stars Francisco Reyes (Neruda) and Luis Gnecco (Neruda, No).

In “The Making of A Fantastic Woman” featurette, available on the Blu-ray release, fans will delve into the passionate storytelling and incredible artistry of the film with this in-depth profile highlighting the extraordinary performances, stunning visuals and flawlessly crafted direction. Also included is an audio commentary with director Sebastián Lelio.

A FANTASTIC WOMAN also won Best International Film at the 33rd Independent Spirit Awards, won Best Feature Film at the Berlin International Film Festival and was named one of the Top Five Foreign Language Films by the National Boar

SYNOPSIS: Marina is a young transgender waitress and aspiring singer. A story of Marina and Orlando, an older man, who are in love and planning for the future. After Orlando suddenly falls ill and dies, Marina is forced to confront his family and society, and to fight again to show them who she is: complex, strong, forthright, fantasticd of Review.

A FANTASTIC WOMAN was directed by Sebastián Lelio from a screenplay by Sebastián Lelio and Gonzalo Maza. The film was produced by Juan de Dios Larraín and Pablo Larraín, with Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Rocío Jadue, Mariane Hartard and Ben von Dobeneck serving as executive producers.

Blu-ray Bonus Materials Include:

  • “The Making of A Fantastic Woman” Featurette
  • Commentary with director Sebastián Lelio

A FANTASTIC WOMAN is in Spanish with English subtitles, has a run time of approximately 104 minutes and is rated R for language, sexual content, nudity and a disturbing assault

To view this information in Spanish, please click CONTINUE READING below:

 

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