A PRIVATE WAR – Trailer Debut

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A PRIVATE WAR

OPENS IN NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES ON NOVEMBER 2ND, 2018 and Goes Wide November 16th, 2018

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Release:         November 2, 2018 (NY/LA)
Director:       Matthew Heineman
Writer:          Arash Amel
Based on:      Marie Brenner’s 2012 Vanity Fair article “Marie Colvin’s Private War”
Cast:               Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci, Tom Hollander
Producers:   Basil Iwanyk, Marissa McMahon, Matthew George, Matthew Heineman, Charlize Theron

In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London’s elite as she is confronting dictators. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she’s witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her — along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) — to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. Based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin, A PRIVATE WAR is brought to the screen by Academy Award nominee and critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman in his pulse-pounding narrative feature debut.

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HOSTILE | Opening Day Announcement

**OPENING DAY**

AVAILABLE ON VOD, DIGITAL HD
AND DVD ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH

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HOSTILE

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Release: September 4, 2018 (VOD & Digital HD On Leading Digital Platforms & DVD)

Directed/Written By: Mathieu Turi

Starring: Brittany Ashworth (The Crucifixtion), Grégory Fitoussi (GI Joe: Rise of Cobra), Javier Botet (It, Slender Man)

Distributor: Sony Home Entertainment, 4Digital Media

SYNOPSIS: A worldwide epidemic has killed most of the planet’s population. The few survivors struggle to find food and shelter. But they are not alone. On her way back from a scavenging mission, Juliette (Brittany Ashworth) has a terrible accident. Stuck in her car, with a broken leg, in the middle of an unforgiving desert, she must survive the perils of the post-apocalypse, while a strange creature prowls around.

“A stunning feature film debut”
— Scream Horror Magazine

Mad Max meets Resident Evil
–BoxOfficeBuz

“An emotional-rollercoaster”
–Ain’t It Cool News

“‘Brutal and heartbreaking”
— The Hollywood News

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BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE | New Trailer + Official Poster Released!

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All Roads Lead Here.

20th Century FOX has released a new trailer and the official poster for BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE – Directed by Drew Goddard.  The film’s all-star cast includes Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman, Nick Offerman and Chris Hemsworth.

SYNOPSIS: The story of seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption… before everything goes to hell.

 

BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE opens in theaters everywhere on October 12, 2018!

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SHALLOW POOLS Rise Above Water In New Single “Sinking”

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In contrast to the track’s title, Boston-based alt pop/rock trio shallow pools stay high above water with their new single “Sinking,” out NOW. The follow up to their debut single “It’s A You Thing.”, which was released earlier this summer, “Sinking” focus on the daily struggles that come with general anxiety. Their sound continues to expand on influences of both pop rock and alternative, while maintaining meaningful (and painstakingly relatable) lyrics. shallow pools has kept busy as of lately – the trio has played a slew of shows with national touring acts, such as Smartpunk Records’ RIVALS, around the state of Massachusetts, premiering their upcoming Fall EP tracks to new audiences.

“Sinking” kicks off with a pulsing guitar riff, demonstrating the band’s clear
alternative inspirations, but quickly mellows out throughout the verses, eerily replicating the emotional rollercoaster experienced in anxiety. It’s clear that shallow pools knows what they’re advocating, but especially seeing as the band strives to promote inclusivity in their art, the trio are undeniably authentic in their lyricism and instrumentation. Recorded at Reclaim Studios, the trio hopes to continue promoting their brand of inclusion through their 5-track EP later this fall. About the release of “Sinking”, the band states:

““Sinking” is about the struggles of dealing with anxiety and the challenges it brings on
a daily basis. The song explores the fear of opening up to others and asking for help.”

shallow pools is a three-piece alternative/pop rock band from Massachusetts consisting of Jess Gromada (guitar), Glynnis Brennan (vocals, bass), and Ali Ajemian (drums). The trio became friends in 2012, and started out playing acoustic covers for fun around their hometown. In early 2016, the group decided it was time to give songwriting a shot. They released an EP under a different name and played at notable Boston venues including the Middle East Downstairs and Upstairs, O’Brien’s, and the Hard Rock. As the group continued to evolve and grow sonically and aesthetically, a change in name was inevitable and in April of 2018 shallow pools surfaced.

With a combination of rhythmic guitar, catchy melodies, and expressive lyrics, shallow pools offers a unique sound that bridges the gap between alternative and pop rock. They use music as a form of therapy, and lyrically draw inspiration from their own hardships ranging from loss, to strained relationships, to depression and anxiety. The group wants to establish a welcoming environment for people of all ages, sexualities, and gender identities. They understand the importance of LGBTQIA+ and female representation and hope that embracing their own identities will inspire others to do the same. After solidifying a new name and musical direction, the trio recorded with Chris Curran at Reclaim Music Studios in Thompson, CT. shallow pools released their debut single “It’s A You Thing.” in mid-July. Shortly after the release of  “It’s A You Thing.,” shallow pools will be opening for national touring acts such as VISTA and Walkney. “Sinking” is out NOW.

 

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@Thisfunktional talks with Becky G, Alex Neustaedter A.X.L.

@Thisfunktional talks with Becky G, Alex Neustaedter A.X.L.

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actors Becky G and Alex Neustaedter talk with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of thisfunktional.com, about their roles in “A.X.L.”

Becky G and Neustaedter talk about having fun while on the set and there possibly being some kind of artificial intelligence like A.X.L. as soon as 5 years from now. Becky G talked about growing up dirt bike and ATV riding, while Neustaedter found an appreciation for motocross because of this role.

In the vein of classic ’80s family movies “SHORT CIRCUIT” and “FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR,” “A.X.L.” is a new adventure about a down-on-his luck teenage bike rider, Miles (Alex Neustaedter), who stumbles upon an advanced, robotic, military dog named A.X.L. Endowed with next-generation artificial intelligence but with the heart of a dog, A.X.L. forms an emotional bond with Miles, much to the chagrin of the rogue military scientists who created A.X.L. and would do anything to retrieve him. Knowing what is at stake if A.X.L. gets captured, Miles teams up with his smart, resourceful crush, Sara (BeckyG), to protect his new best friend on a timeless, epic adventure for the whole family.

A.X.L.
In Theaters August 24.
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Universal Studios Hollywood resurrects cinematic icons in all-new HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS maze inspired by the original Universal Monsters

New “Universal Monsters” Maze Features Original Score by GRAMMY Award Winner and Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame Guitarist SLASH
 
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Inspired by Universal’s original cinematic Monsters and the studio that invented the horror film, Universal Studios Hollywood unearths an all-new “Halloween Horror Nights” maze based on the original “Universal Monsters”…with a terrifying contemporary twist on these classic horror icons.The new maze will also feature an original score produced and composed by celebrated GRAMMY® Award-winning musician SLASH, long hailed as one of the 10 best electric guitar-players of all time.

Halloween Horror Nights” begins on September 14.

At its core, “Halloween Horror Nights” is an extension of the horror film legacy originated by Universal Pictures and introduced to audiences in the 1920s…with a staple of classic Universal Monsters that dominated the silver screen, including Dracula, The Phantom of the Opera, Frankenstein’s Monster and The Wolf Man.

“Halloween Horror Nights” continues to pay homage to these creatures of the night in this new maze by reawakening more than a dozen of these iconic classic Monsters.

The essence of the maze will underscore each of their unique attributes and reimagine them into terrifying modern day characters.

At a glance, resurrected monsters will include The Wolf Man, The Invisible Man, The Phantom of the Opera, Dracula, Dracula’s Bride, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Bride of Frankenstein and The Mummy, to name a few.By giving each character a unique, complex composition, SLASH’s original score will add a haunting dimension to the experience and help define each of the characters.

“As a fan of horror movies and of ‘Halloween Horror Nights,’ I jumped at the chance to once again collaborate with Universal Studios Hollywood to produce what might be interpreted as a soundtrack for the maze,” SLASH said. “Similar to the way music affects afilm, I wanted to compose a score for the legions of infamous characters featured in the maze to elicit a greater sense of terror for the guests. In the end, the goal is to ultimately make the guests feel as if they are playing an integral role in a classic Monster movie.”

“This maze is the ultimate melding of two of history’s greatest icons – classic monsters and the top guitar player of all time,” John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights,” said. “SLASH’s intuitive understanding of the characters’ struggles brings enormous depth to the maze to epitomize a living-movie experience for our guests.
“This is the second time we’ve had the great fortune to collaborate with SLASH on a ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ maze,” Murdy continued, “and it is a distinct honor to bring his expertise to the event where guests can enjoy a truly exclusive opportunity.”

“Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror.

Featuring an all-new slate of unrivaled film production quality mazes, frightful scare zones and a fully re-imagined “Terror Tram” experience uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties, “Halloween Horror Nights” will taunt, terrorize and torment guests with spine-chilling haunted attractions as part of Southern California’s most extreme Halloween experience.

For exciting updates and exclusive “Halloween Horror Nights” content, visit Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com, like Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood on Facebook; follow @HorrorNights #UniversalHHN on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat; and watch the terror come to life on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube.

Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”. Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and the “The Walking Dead” daytime attraction and the all-new DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest.” The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such authentic thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

 

SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER | Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Announced

GOOD POP, SONY/ATV AND BLACK LABEL MEDIA PRESENT
SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK

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Good Pop and Sony/ATV will release the original motion picture soundtrack for SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER on September 7, 2018. The soundtrack was scored by Leland (Troye Sivan, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez) and Bram Inscore (Troye Sivan). The soundtrack includes 9 original songs by the duo and will be the first release on Leland’s own label ‘Good Pop’ in partnership with Sony/ATV and Black Label Media. Producers on the soundtrack include Bram Inscore and Jordan Palmer with Leland serving as Executive Producer. The film is directed by Ian Samuels and written by Lindsay Beer. Black Label Media (BLM) produced and fully financed the film with Black Label’s Molly Smith, Rachel Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill serving as producers.

SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER stars Shannon Purser, Kristine Froseth, RJ Cyler and Noah Centineo and will be released globally on Netflix on September 7, 2018. The film is a modern retelling of the Cyrano de Bergerac story set in high school. The story centers on Sierra (Shannon Purser), an intelligent teen who does not fall into the shallow definition of high school pretty but, in a case of mistaken identity that results in unexpected romance, must team with the popular girl (Kristine Froseth) in order to win her crush (Noah Centineo).

“The Other Side” performed by Betty Who will be released in advance of the film on August 31, 2018. The full soundtrack will be released on September 7, 2018 in conjunction with the film.

“Sunflower,” performed by Purser, “Kid Wonder,” and “The Other Side” were co-written by Troye Sivan.

The soundtrack features performances by Sabrina Carpenter, MNEK, Betty Who, Allie X, K.I.D, Carlie Hanson along with a duet between Leland and Vincint called “Middle of Love”. Vincint was recently on The Four, where he blew away judges Meghan Trainor, P Diddy and DJ Khaled with his performance of “Creep”.

A full track listing can be found below:

The Other Side (Performed by Betty Who)
Lights (Performed by Leland)
Kid Wonder (Performed by Allie X)
Half of You (Performed by MNEK)
The Phone Call – Score from the Motion Picture
Lie for Love (Performed by Sabrina Carpenter)
Sunflower – Movie Version (Performed by Shannon Purser)
Latitude (Performed by Leland)
Sunflower – Synth Reprise (Performed by Allie X)
I Don’t Change (Performed by K.I.D)
Middle of Love (Performed by Leland and Vincint)
The Parking Lot – Score from the Motion Picture
Paper Love (Performed by Allie X)
Goodbye (Performed by Carlie Hanson)

Leland is an award-winning artist, songwriter, producer and composer based in Los Angeles. He has written songs for Selena Gomez (“Fetish”), Troye Sivan (“Youth”), Daya (“Hide Away”, and Martin Garrix (“There For You”). McLaughlin studied at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.

Bram Inscore is a multi-instrumental, composer, and producer based in Los Angeles. He spent his formative years touring and recording as a bass player and keyboardist with a wide range of artists including Beck, Twin Shadow, and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Bram has recently been writing and producing hits with artists such as Troye Sivan (platinum selling single, “Youth”), Mayer Hawthorne, Icona Pop, and Little Boots.

Black Label Media (BLM) was formed in 2013 by partners Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill to finance and produce bold films with commercial appeal.

Credits include three-time Academy Award-nominated “Sicario” (directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, and Josh Brolin), “Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado” (directed by Stefano Sollima, starring Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin), “12 Strong” (directed by Nicolai Fuglsig, starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon and
Michael Peña), “Only the Brave” (directed by Joseph Kosinski, starring Josh Brolin and Miles Teller), “Demolition” (directed by Jean Marc Vallée, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts), “71” (directed by Yann Demange, starring Jack O’Connell), “The Good Lie”
(directed by Philippe Falardeau, starring Reese Witherspoon), and “Rebel in the Rye” (directed by Danny Strong, starring Nicholas Hoult). BLM also acquired an interest in “Begin Again” (written/directed by John Carney, starring Kiera Knightley and Mark Ruffalo). They also co-financed and Executive Produced the Academy Award-winning “La La Land” with Lionsgate.  Up next on the BLM slate is Peter Sattler’s “Love & Oatmeal” starring Ben Platt and Lola Kirke.