WELCOME TO MARWEN | Check Out the Trailer & Character Art

This holiday season, experience the healing power of imagination in #WelcomeToMarwen starring, Academy Award nominee Steve Carell and ultimate girl squad, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Merritt Wever, Janelle Monáe, Eiza González & Gwendoline Christie.

WELCOME TO MARWEN
In Theaters December 21, 2018

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Academy Award® winner Robert Zemeckis—the groundbreaking filmmaker behind Forrest Gump, Flight and Cast Away—directs Steve Carell in the most original movie of the year.  Welcome to Marwen tells the miraculous true story of one broken man’s fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit.

SYNOPSIS: When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp (Carell) and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery.  Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic.  As he builds an astonishing art installation—a testament to the most powerful women he knows—through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one.  

In a bold, wondrous and timely film from this revolutionary pioneer of contemporary cinema, Welcome to Marwen shows that when your only weapon is your imagination…you’ll find courage in the most unexpected place.

The epic drama is produced by Oscar®-winning producer Steve Starkey (Forrest Gump, Flight), Jack Rapke (Cast Away, Flight), and Cherylanne Martin (The Pacific, Flight) of Zemeckis’ Universal-based ImageMovers banner produce alongside the director.  It is executive produced by Jackie Levine, as well as Jeff Malmberg, who directed the riveting 2010 documentary that inspired the film.  welcometomarwen.com

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THE RAVEN AGE Announce New Album, Headline Tour & Single ‘Fleur De Lis’

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ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
CONSPIRACY
OUT MARCH 8TH 2019
ON CORVID RECORDS

BRAND NEW SINGLE RELEASED
‘FLEUR DE LIS’
YOUTUBE / SPOTIFY

2019 HEADLINE TOUR CONFIRMED
AHEAD OF US SHOWS SUPPORTING IRON MAIDEN

British metal five piece The Raven Age continue their unstoppable rise as torch-bearers for the next generation of UK metal. Their brooding style of monstrous guitar riffs and pummelling rhythms are entwined with powerful melodies and moments of quiet subtlety, adding a touch of epic finesse to their sound which has seen them deservedly play alongside the genre’s giants such as Killswitch Engage, Mastodon, Tremonti, Anthrax, Iron Maiden, Ghost and many more.

The quintet are now happy to announce the upcoming release of their second album Conspiracy on March 8th 2019 via their own label Corvid Records. They have also revealed the brand new track ‘Fleur De Lis’, which shares its name with the ancient stylized lily symbol that has long been associated with the heraldry of French royalty as well as linked to unity, loyalty and honour.

LISTEN TO ‘FLEUR DE LIS’ HERE

In further news The Raven Age will be heading out on their biggest headline tour to date in support of Conspiracy. They’ll be playing shows across the UK and Europe – see full dates at the bottom of the press release. Tickets go on sale on Friday 14th December:

www.theravenage.com/tour
UK: https://myticket.co.uk/artists/the-raven-age
Belgium: https://livenation.be
France: https://livenation.fr
Germany: https://myticket.de
Holland: https://livenation.nl

The Raven Age released their critically acclaimed debut album Darkness Will Rise in 2016. It saw them championed by the likes of Metal Hammer and Planet Rock, who crowned them ‘Best New Band 2017’ at their awards, and earned them slots at festivals such as Bloodstock, Hellfest, Wacken Open Air, Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park and Download.

The band have continued to spread their wings, honing their craft, perfecting their sound and identity, and with the recent addition of vocalist Matt James (aka MJ) and guitarist Tony Maue bringing a new dimension and diversity to the band’s songwriting and sound, they’ve created the new era of The Raven Age which is evident throughout the entirety of Conspiracy.

Co-founder, guitarist and album producer George Harris explains, “We’re so proud of it – it’s definitely keeping within the spirit of the band but we’ve really expanded what we can do and delved into new topics and sounds. A lot of that is to do with what MJ has brought to the band. With him on board we’ve grown enormously from the first album.”

Drawing inspiration from their interest in historical myths and conspiracies, lyrically the tracks tell stories of desperation and inhumanity throughout different periods of time, delving into the lives and experiences of people from years ago.

The album is the second part to their story, where clues are left in everything from the artwork to the lyrics which point to what may later come to pass, and interlock with what The Raven Age is all about. They’ve created something more than just a record, but instead an artistic, conceptual identity as they set to write their own legacy.

“I’ve always been fascinated by the legend of the ravens of the Tower of London,” continues George. “The fact that the collective noun for ravens is a Conspiracy really inspired the album, the title and the artwork around it. In this fantasy world the ravens are actually being held captive at the Tower, they aren’t there of their own accord. Their wings have been clipped and they’re prisoners of the Tower to keep Britain from falling. This record develops the story with all sorts of twists and tangents”

The album opens with a harmonious instrumental, equipped with delicate guitar lines and an accompaniment of euphoric synths and strings before yielding into recent single ‘Betrayal of the Mind’, which was written as a result of mental health issues, spreading awareness through the lyrics of how it affects so many people in different ways.

It then leads into the raging metal riff of the aforementioned ‘Fleur De Lis’ and ‘The Day The World Stood Still’, which enters with a melodious dynamic, creating space between the album’s brutal moments, soaring into a momentous chorus showcasing James’ vocal capabilities.

Elsewhere the racing Christian mysticism inspired ‘Stigmata’ is filled with thunderous drum patterns from Jai Patel and heavy bass parts from Matt Cox, while the haunting intro of ‘Seventh Heaven’ explodes into a colossal outbreak of commanding riffs expertly executed by guitarists George Harris and Tony Maue before dropping to a stripped-back section with James’ exposed vocals taking centre stage.

Continuing their running theme of historic references, the calmer ‘The Face That Launched A Thousand Ships’ draws inspiration from the legend of Helen of Troy, whose incomparable beauty resulted in a fleet of a thousand ships setting sail to rescue her leading to the Battle of Troy. Similarly, ‘Tomb of the Unknown Soldier’ is named after the US monument which stands in tribute to those exhumed and unidentified from battles over the years.

Also included is ‘Surrogate’, the album’s debut track from earlier in 2018, and the sharp and fierce ‘Scimitar’ before the epically sullen, grand finale ‘Grave of the Fireflies’, which resumes the dynamic rise and fall that resonates throughout the whole of Conspiracy.

The album reveals a sense of unity, and determination which sits at the core of this group, standing as both a strong and hardworking collective who have shaped and delivered a musically mature and thoughtful release that will mark them as a band of the future.

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CONSPIRACY TRACKLISTING

1. Bloom of the Poison Seed
2. Betrayal of the Mind
3. Fleur De Lis
4. The Day the World Stood Still
5. Stigmata
6. Surrogate
7. Seventh Heaven
8. Forgotten World
9. The Face that Launched a Thousand Ships
10. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
11. Scimitar
12. Grave of the Fireflies

The Raven Age are currently finishing a European/UK run supporting Tremonti and will be heading off on their biggest European/UK headline tour in March and April before joining Iron Maiden for a huge leg across North and South America. For full list of tour dates visit www.theravenage.com/tour

HEADLINE TOUR DATES
MARCH
Wed 20th – Bristol, The Fleece
Thu 21st – Manchester, Rebellion
Sat 23rd – Newcastle, Think Tank
Sun 24th – Glasgow, Attic
Tue 26th – Leeds, Key Club
Wed 27th – Stoke, Sugarmill
Thu 28th – London, Underworld
Fri 29th – Southampton, Joiners

EUROPE – MARCH/APRIL
Sun 31st – Biebob, Vosselaar
APRIL
Mon 1st – La Boule Noire, Paris
Wed 3rd – Backstage Halle, Munich
Thu 4th – Colossaal, Aschaffenburg
Sat 6th – Luxor, Cologne
Sun 7th – Cassiopeia, Berlin
Tue 9th – Headcrash, Hamburg,
Wed 10th – Poppodium W2, Den Bosch

UK: https://myticket.co.uk/artists/the-raven-age
Belgium: https://livenation.be
France: https://livenation.fr
Germany: https://myticket.de
Holland: https://livenation.nl

 

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AMERICAN HANGMAN | Official Trailer and Poster Released!

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A NEW KIND OF TRIAL.

Aqute Media and Vertical Entertainment have released the official trailer and poster for AMERICAN HANGMAN. This razor-sharp political thriller about an American citizen who takes the justice system into his own hands stars Donald Sutherland and Vincent Kartheiser.

SYNOPSIS: AMERICAN HANGMAN is a thriller built around a relentlessly ticking clock and a rapidly approaching deadline and verdict. A kidnapping, broadcast live on social media, turns into the trial of a judge who presided over a botched criminal case. This time, however, the audience gets to play judge and jury, deciding if the judge himself gets to live or die.

AMERICAN HANGMAN
opens in select theaters on January 4, 2019

SURVIVE. IN 10 DAYS THE JOURNEY BEGINS. | A new BIRD BOX Trailer has just debuted!

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Bird Box will have exclusive limited theatrical engagements in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and London starting December 13.

The film will be released globally on Netflix on December 21 and will have an expanded theatrical release in additional theaters in the U.S., and throughout Europe.

Directed by | Susanne Bier
Written by | Eric Heisserer
Produced by | Dylan Clark, p.g.a., Chris Morgan, p.g.a., Clayton Townsend, p.g.a.
Starring | Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, Colson Baker, BD Wong, with Sarah Paulson, and John Malkovich

SYNOPSIS: When a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life.  Facing the unknown, Malorie finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel. Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they’ll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded. Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock leads an all-star cast that includes Trevante Rhodes, with Sarah Paulson, and John Malkovich in BIRD BOX, a compelling new thriller from Academy Award® winner Susanne Bier.

TELEMUNDO TO DEBUT THE FIRST-EVER U.S. EDITION OF “LA VOZ” ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 13 AT 9PM/8C

Renowned TV Personality Jorge Bernal to Host the Spanish-language Version of the Emmy Award-Winning NBC Hit Series, “The Voice”

Award-Winning Latinx Music Powerhouses Luis Fonsi, Alejandra Guzmán, Wisin, and Carlos Vives, Lead the Search for the Most Promising Spanish-Speaking Vocalists in the United States

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One of the most influential television franchises and music brands in the world, The Voice will now premiere as LA VOZ, the first-ever Spanish-language version of the hit series set in the United States. Premiering Sunday, January 13 at 9pm/8c on Telemundo and its digital platforms, LA VOZ is hosted by renowned TV personality Jorge Bernal. The highly anticipated musical competition series also features award-winning Latinx music megastars Luis Fonsi, Alejandra Guzmán, Wisin, and Carlos Vives as the Coaches searching and nurturing the most promising Spanish-speaking vocalists in the nation.

Since its 2011 premiere on NBC, “The Voice” remains an Emmy Award-winning ratings powerhouse, one that’s discovered some of the nation’s best vocal talents. The first-ever Spanish-language edition for U.S. audiences marks the arrival of the purest vocal talent competition ever seen. It is now time for the Latinx community to present its strongest dynamic musical voices. Before these rising artists can reach the heights of stardom, they will first need to impress four of the biggest legends in the Latin music industry. Maintaining the same format as the English-language edition, LA VOZ is full of fun, family-oriented and positive first-class entertainment.

“Two of the greatest powers we have in the Latinx community are our music and our incredible voices,” Bernal said. “Bringing LA VOZ to the Spanish-speaking community in the United States is a tremendous opportunity to not only showcase our diverse and unique our musical talents, but also launch the next generation of influential global artists.”

Emmy Award-winning host Jorge Bernal is one of the most respected Hispanic media figures. Bernal’s history with LA VOZ includes four seasons of “La Voz Kids” in Telemundo. Currently the host of Telemundo’s daytime entertainment show “Suelta La Sopa,” he first joined the network as the entertainment news anchor for the long-running news series “Al Rojo Vivo with Maria Celeste.” A respected journalist and presenter, Bernal has hosted red carpet shows, including the “Billboard Latin Music Awards,” “Latin America Music Awards,” and “Premios Tu Mundo,” and has appeared on NBC’s “Today Show.” Throughout his career, he has interviewed some of the most prominent figures in the music industry, including Mariah Carey, Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, Pitbull, Shakira, and Enrique Iglesias. His social media presence counts more than two million followers on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. The Cuban-born Bernal, who has also been named one of People en Español Magazine’s “Most Beautiful People,” is married to influential stylist and fashionista Karla Birbragher.

Jessica Cediel also joins the team as the Digital Host, a true insider bringing the latest scoop on the coaches and contestants from a unique backstage, all-access perspective.

LA VOZ is a production of Telemundo, Talpa Media USA, Inc. and Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. The series is created by John de Mol, who serves as an executive producer along with Cisco Suarez (Telemundo), Stijn Bakkers (Talpa), Tim van Rongen (Talpa), and Macarena Moreno (Telemundo).

For more information about LA VOZ, viewers can follow Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @LaVozUS using #LaVozUS, and visit Telemundo.com and YouTube.

For more information about Telemundo, please visit nbcumv.com and connect through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @Telemundo, using #Telemundo and visit telemundo.com, and YouTube.

ANNIE LENNOX Debuts Music Video for Single from A PRIVATE WAR

Annie Lennox Debuts Music Video for

“Requiem For A Private War”

Song Appears in the Upcoming Film A PRIVATE WAR, Starring Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Tom Hollander and Stanley Tucci

Annie Lennox debuted the music video for her single “Requiem For A Private War,” her first new song in eight years. The song was written for the film A Private War, which stars Rosamund Pike as the late, iconic journalist Marie Colvin. The film is directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker Matthew Heineman. Jamie Dornan, Tom Hollander and Stanley Tucci co-star.

“Writing ‘Requiem for a Private War’ for the film ‘A Private War’ has not only given me an opportunity to honour Marie Colvin, but also aims to amplify the ‘truth to power’ message she fought all her life to convey to the world, regarding the atrocious consequences of warfare and its effects upon innocent civilian populations,” Lennox says.

A Private War is in theaters now and “Requiem For A Private War” is available for stream and for purchase HERE.

SYNOPSIS: 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.

For more info on A PRIVATE WAR visit APrivateWarFilm.com and follow on social media:

Facebook | Twitter | #APrivateWar

#Thisfunktional #Giveaway: #MaryPoppinsReturns advance screening passes in multiple cities

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Here’s an opportunity to get advance screening passes for a highly anticipated sequel “Mary Poppins Returns,” out in theaters December 19.

On December 17 at 7:30 p.m. some lucky fans will get to watch the movie.

Subscribe to the newsletter at the bottom of the page, follow Thisfunktional on social media – TwitterInstagram and Facebook – to get alerted when other giveaways or contests are posted.

Grab your tickets while they last:

Miami

Cobb Dolphin 19 & IMAX

11471 NW 12th Street, Miami FL, 33172

December 17 at 7:30 p.m.

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San Antonio

Regal Cielo Vista Stadium 18 & RPX

2828 Cinema Ridge, San Antonio TX, 78238

December 17 at 7:30 p.m.

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Chicago

AMC Showplace Cicero 14

4779 W. Cermak Rd., Cicero IL, 60804

December 17 at 7:30 p.m.

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Dallas

AMC Valley View 16

13331 Preston Rd., Dallas TX, 75240

December 17 at 7:30 p.m.

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San Jose

AMC Eastridge 15

2190 Eastridge Loop, San Jose CA, 95122

December 17 at 7:30 p.m.

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San Diego

AMC Plaza Bonita 14

3050 Plaza Bonita Rd., National City CA, 91950

December 17 at 7:30 p.m.

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Houston

AMC Studio 30

2949 Dunvale, Houston TX, 77063

December 17 at 7:30 p.m.

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Los Angeles

Edwards South Gate Stadium 20 & IMAX

8630 Garfield Ave, South Gate CA, 90280

December 17 at 7:30 p.m.

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New York

AMC Loews 34th Street

312 W. 34th St., New York New York, 10001

December 17 at 7:30 p.m.

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Phoenix

AMC Westgate 20

9400 West Hanna Lane, Glendale AZ, 85305

December 17 at 7:30 p.m.

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These are first come, first serve tickets so please show up early to the screening.

In Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” an all new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. 

Emily Blunt (“A Quiet Place,” “The Girl on the Train”) stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “Moana”) plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London.

“Mary Poppins Returns” is directed by Rob Marshall (“Into the Woods,” “Chicago”). 

The screenplay is by David Magee (“Life of Pi”) and the screen story is by Magee & Marshall & John DeLuca (“Into the Woods”) based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. 

The producers are John DeLuca, p.g.a., Rob Marshall, p.g.a. and Marc Platt, p.g.a. (“La La Land”) with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer. 

The music score is by Marc Shaiman (“Hairspray”) and the film features all-new original songs with music by Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman (“Smash”) and Shaiman. 

The film also stars Ben Whishaw (“Spectre”) as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer (“Hugo”) as Jane Banks; Julie Walters (“Harry Potter” films) as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and introducing Joel Dawson as the Banks’ children, with Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”) as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep (“Florence Foster Jenkins”) as Mary’s eccentric cousin Topsy. 

Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes, Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.

PL Travers first introduced the world to the no-nonsense nanny in her 1934 children’s book “Mary Poppins.” 

However, the subsequent adventures of Mary Poppins remained only on the pages of the seven other PL Travers’ books…until now. 

“Mary Poppins Returns” is drawn from the wealth of material in these additional books. 

The film takes place in 1930s Depression-era London 24 years after the first film was set. Michael Banks works for the same financial institution that employed his father and still lives at 17 Cherry Tree Lane with his three children, Annabel, John and Georgie and their housekeeper Ellen. 

Carrying on in her mother’s tradition, Jane Banks campaigns for workers’ rights and provides a helping hand to Michael’s family. 

When the family suffers a personal loss, Mary Poppins magically re-enters their lives and with Jack’s help, brings joy and wonder back into their home.

MARY POPPINS RETURNS

In Theaters On December 19

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