LITTLE | Watch the Trailer Starring Regina Hall, Issa Rae & Marsai Martin

Little secret, big problems

img_5850Girls Trip‘s Regina Hall and Black-ish‘s Marsai Martin both star as Jordan Sanders ‹ Hall as the take-no-prisoners tech mogul adult version of Jordan and Martin as the 13-year-old version of her who wakes up in her adult self’s penthouse just before a do-or-die presentation.

Insecure‘s Issa Rae plays Jordan’s long-suffering assistant April, the only one in on the secret that her daily tormentor is now trapped in an awkward tween body just as everything is on the line. Little is an irreverent new comedy about the price of success, the power of sisterhood and having a second chance to grow up and glow up right.

Will Packer, blockbuster producer of Girls Trip, the Ride Along franchise, and ten movies that have opened No. 1 at the U.S. box office, including Night School, No Good Deed and Think Like a Man, brings an all-new perspective to the body-swap comedy.

Little is directed by Tina Gordon (writer, Drumline) with a story by Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip) and a screenplay by Oliver and Gordon, based on an idea by teen actress Martin. The film is produced by Packer and his producing partner James Lopez and by Kenya Barris (Girls Trip, Black-ish), and is executive produced by Preston Holmes (Night School), Hall, Marsai Martin and Josh Martin.

Genre: Comedy
Cast: Regina Hall, Issa Rae, and introducing Marsai Martin
Director: Tina Gordon
Story: Tracy Oliver
Screenplay: Tracy Oliver and Tina Gordon
Producers: Will Packer, Kenya Barris, James Lopez
Executive Producers: Marsai Martin, Josh Martin, Regina Hall, Preston Holmes

 

LITTLE ­ In Theaters April 12

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Hope Vista Releases Autobiography, “PREVAIL: Finding Normal”

img_5787Hope Vista, lead vocalist of alternative rock band VISTA, has released her new autobiography, “PREVAIL: Finding Normal,” out exclusively on Amazon NOW, and readable through the free Kindle app.

Hope Vista is the diet Dr. Pepper drinking, Backstreet Boys loving, vintage-gaming lead vocalist of American alternative rock band VISTA, Also a writer, publicist, and dancer, “PREVAIL: Finding Normal,” is Vista’s first full-length novel, after having earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Writing Arts at Rowan University in 2015. The autobiography, which she began writing in August 2017, chronologically highlights her life’s most clear-cut events, only to realize that many memories were tainted by a young diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder. As Vista navigates through the pages for each phase of her life, she increasingly works to rediscover and recall moments in time that were once lost in trauma.

Initially a solo artist, Hope Vista’s final EP “PREVAIL,” produced by ZK Productions (Mayday Parade, Set It Off, Cartel), was released in November 2015. Immediately following the release, she founded VISTA, releasing their debut EP shortly after, and garnering praise from publications such as Rock Sound and Alternative Press. Since 2017, VISTA has completed 3 national tours, earned 250,000+ Spotify streams, and opened for Set It Off, Against The Current, and more. Known for her electrifying stage presence, unconventional style, and colorful writing, “PREVAIL: Finding Normal” is nothing short of stimulating, and at many points harrowing. Amidst the bouts of memory loss, Vista successfully pieces together a raw, assertive, and thrilling recollection of her first 25 years of life.

“PREVAIL: Finding Normal” is available through Amazon NOW.

 

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CROSSED THE LINE | Watch the Official Trailer

Novus Content and Gravitas Ventures have released the official trailer for CROSSED THE LINE, A revenge crime drama, starring Ice-T, Caryn Ward and Vanessa A. Williams.

crossed the line_dvd cover artSYNOPSIS: A young woman refuses to bow down to the local criminal kingpin who wants to take control over her late mother’s flower shop in order to run drugs. However, when he crosses the line, she and her siblings seek revenge.

Release: January 29, 2019
Directed by: Dennis Conrad
Written by: Dennis Conrad & Laura Scheiner
Starring: Ice-T, Caryn Ward, La’Myia Good, Vanessa A. Williams, Sam Sarpong, Lauren Pendington, Shanell Mondane
Producers: Dennis Conrad, Ice-T, David Japka, Sean Butler
Production Company: Back Of The Bus Productions
Distribution: Gravitas Ventures and Novus Distribution

 

Lionsgate Reveals New Poster & Official Title for JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM

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We finally get a quick glimpse of what’s to come for John Wick in this third installment of the John Wick film series. Lionsgate has released the poster (which looks so good!) where we see Wick on the outside of The Continental looking in.

SYNOPSIS: In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado. But the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, Anjelica Huston, Halle Berry, Jason Mantzoukas, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tiger Hu Chen, Lance Reddick, Mark Dacascos, Common, Robin Lord Taylor and Ruby Rose

 

JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM | Hits Theaters May 17

 

The First SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME Trailer Is Here & We’re Not Mad At It

In fact . . . we’re loving it!!

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Tom Holland is by far my favorite Spider-Man. I’m curious to see who agrees! And yes, even though every time I see Holland I think of him on Lip Sync Battle dancing to Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’ (YouTube that. You can thank me later).

Anyway, the trailer looks so good and I can not wait to catch this!

SYNOPSIS: Peter Parker and his friends go on summer vacation to Europe, where Peter finds himself trying to save his friends against a villain known as Mysterio.

 

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME | Hits theaters July 5th

 

Actor Bruno Bichir finds PERFECTOS DESCONOCIDOS (PERFECT STRANGERS) more complex, exciting

Actor Bruno Bichir finds PERFECTOS DESCONOCIDOS (PERFECT STRANGERS) more complex, exciting

Written by Jesus Figueroa

“Perfectos Desconocidos (Perfect Strangers)” has had a versión in several different languages, but actor Bruno Bichir finds that this universal story lends itself to take on sensitive topics in the Latino culture.

There’s flaws and differences in everyone, which this film touch upon magnificently, yet each character in this film the flaws are not exactly apparent until they consume the character.

“This character is so ambiguous that I, I love so much ambiguous art in any form, in any platform and in any way or shape,” Bichir said. “This character is so ambiguous because he seems like he’s honest, intelligent, sensitive and caring, but who know, the best liars perfectly lie.”

With the discovery of secrets from each character, the story seems to build up to a massive secret to be discovered, but it comes from an unexpected place.

Then as the characters come to another climactic moment another twist sends them to yet another unpredictable place which combines to present dilemmas and comments of some of the Mexican culture’s stereotypes.

“We Mexicans are very complex people. We deal with death and don’t know if we are laughing, crying, guilty or cynical,” Bichir said. “We don’t know if we are very open minded or very closed off.”

Bichir takes on a character that creates an opportunity for him to enforce the message of the story through subtleties in the way the character behaves.

Along with guidance from director Manolo Caro, Bichir establishes a character which many people can identify with.

This character is in every group of friends and if the audience cannot identify personally with him, they know the member of their friend circle which can.

“The first challenge is it’s me and everyone I know represented in this character. So, I thought I should be somehow me, me naked, obviously it’s not me, I’m not that character at all,” Bichir said. “In order to transmit, to transcend the message, feelings and thoughts of these situations and character, I thought I should be naked.”

After all that, Bichir is just one piece of the great puzzle which is put together in this film by a brilliant director and fabulous cast.

Through the scenes audiences can look at the characters on the screen and get caught up in such a manner that it is like peeking in on a group of friends.

The story is so universal that it has been recreated different times by different cultures in different countries.

“It seems all human beings are in the midst of that struggle,” Bichir said. “We are trying to open our hearts and minds to the new human beings we are all trying to be.”

PERFECTOS DESCONOSIDOS
(PERFECT STRANGERS)
In Theaters January 11, 2019

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY | Expanding To More Than 1300 Theaters Nationwide

TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX AND NEW REGENCY’S GOLDEN GLOBE-WINNER BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, STARRING GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER RAMI MALEK, TO EXPAND TO MORE THAN 1300 THEATERS NATIONWIDE THIS FRIDAY

NEVER BEFORE EXPERIENCED “SING-ALONG” VERSION TO DEBUT IN OVER 750 LOCATIONS

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY POSTERTwentieth Century Fox, New Regency and GK Films will expand “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Golden Globe winner for Best Picture (Drama), starring Rami Malek, Golden Globe winner for Best Actor (Drama), to more than 1300 theaters in the U.S. and Canada this Friday, January 11.  More than 750 of the locations will be playing a never before experienced “sing-along” version of the foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury.

Chris Aronson, Twentieth Century Fox President of Domestic Distribution said, “We are delighted to give audiences the opportunity to see this outstanding Golden Globe-winning film featuring Rami Malek’s amazing Golden Globe-winning performance in theaters all over the US and Canada in both its original form and in a never-before-experienced “sing-along” version.”

“Bohemian Rhapsody,” the highest-grossing musical biopic of all time, has amassed a worldwide box office total of over $734.4 million to date. In addition to its Golden Globe wins, the film has received SAG nominations for Outstanding Male Actor (Rami Malek) and Outstanding Cast; PGA nomination for Outstanding Producer (Graham King); and Broadcast Film Critics Association nominations for Best Actor (Malek), Best Costume Design and Best Hairstyling and Makeup.

SYNOPSIS: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY is a celebration of rock band Queen and its incendiary lead singer Freddie Mercury (played by Rami Malek, in a tour-de-force performance). With an original screenplay by Anthony McCarten (The Darkest Hour, The Theory of Everything), and story by McCarten and Peter Morgan (The Queen, The Crown), the film traces the rise of the group and its frontman, who so brazenly defied stereotypes and shattered convention. Though Queen reached staggering global success through their iconic songs (including We Are The Champions, Somebody to Love, Don’t Stop Me Now and We Will Rock You) and their revolutionary sound and style, it was not without its obstacles.  Mercury – amidst personal struggles – famously chose to abandon the group in pursuit of a solo career. His eventual reunion with the band at Live Aid 1985 went on to be considered one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music, though this time in Mercury’s life also was marked by his tragic battle with AIDS.

Twentieth Century Fox and Regency Enterprises present Bohemian Rhapsody, now in theaters.

About Twentieth Century Fox Film
One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of Twentieth Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Fox Family.

 

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Hammer Museum Hosts Lionsgate / Pantelion Films’ PERFECT STRANGERS L.A Special Screening

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HAMMER MUSEUM HOSTS SPECIAL SCREENING FOR PANTELION FILMS’ PERFECTOS DESCONOCIDOS (PERFECT STRANGERS) 

The film opens in the U.S. on January 11th in select theaters

The Hammer Museum hosted a special screening of “Perfectos Desconocidos” (Perfect Strangers) last night in Los Angeles. Attendees from the cast included Manolo Caro, Bruno Bichir and Manuel Garcia Rulfo and special guests included Sofia Vergara, Manolo Vergara, Eiza Gonzalez and Demian Bichir. 

SYNOPSIS: From Mexican auteur Manolo Caro (THE HOUSE OF FLOWERS) comes PERFECT STRANGERS (PERFECTOS DESCONOCIDOS), the electrifying story about a seemingly simple dinner. When a group of best friends get together during a lunar eclipse to share an intimate dinner in the tasteful house of Eva (Cecilia Suarez) and Antonio (Bruno Bichir), they suspect it’s just another typical night until the hostess proposes a game. All guests must lay their cell phones on the table and read aloud all incoming messages and answer all incoming phone calls in front of the entire group. What begins as a provocative party game quickly becomes a wild ride full of twists and “textual tension” in this electrifying over the top comedy about the secrets we all carry in our pockets.

“Perfectos Desconocidos” (Perfect Strangers)
opens in limited release this Friday, January 11th

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THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS | Arrives on Digital and Blu-ray 1/29

From the Studio That Brought You “Beauty and the Beast”

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Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”

The Stunning, Magical Adventure Arrives Home on Digital and on Blu-ray™ Jan. 29

Featuring a star-studded cast, including Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy and Misty Copeland, with Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman

img_5673Disney’s dazzling adventure “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” — inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale and the beloved ballet “The Nutcracker” — carried audiences along with 14-year-old Clara (Mackenzie Foy) to a magical, mysterious world with breathtaking performances by Misty Copeland plus sweets, snowflakes, soldiers, scurrying mice … and no shortage of surprises. Destined to become an annual viewing tradition for adventurers of all ages, the film arrives home instantly with never-before-seen extras and deleted scenes on Digital and Movies Anywhere, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD Jan. 29, 2019.

Bonus features include a discussion with American Ballet Theatre’s Misty Copeland about her role as the enchanting Ballerina Princess, her personal history with “The “Nutcracker” ballet, and her inspirational and historic rise within the world of dance. Extras take viewers on the set of “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” to meet both new and reimagined characters, and discover how the Land of Sweets, Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and mysterious Fourth Realm were created to such dazzling effect. Deleted scenes provide a look at magical moments that didn’t make the final version of the movie.

SYNOPSIS: In “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” Clara travels along a golden thread, presented at Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual party, eagerly searching for a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a music box that holds a priceless gift. When she enters a mysterious parallel world, Clara encounters a Nutcracker soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and three Realm regents, including the Sugar Plum Fairy (Keira Knightley). Ultimately, she must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve the key and return harmony to the unstable world.

The stunning feature film will be packaged and released in several different formats, giving families the flexibility to watch it on a variety of different devices. Viewers can instantly watch the film in Digital UHD, HD and SD, and bring home a physical copy of the film as the Ultimate Collector’s Edition (4K UHD, Blu-ray and Digital Code), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Code) or a single DVD.

Bonus features include*:

BLU-RAY:

  • On Pointe: A Conversation with Misty Copeland – Copeland shares the thrill of portraying one of her favorite characters in a whole new way.
  • Unwrapping “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” – Dive into the production design, sets, costumes and more that helped transform a beloved ballet into an adventurous movie.
  • Deleted Scenes
    • The Stahlbaums ArriveAs the Stahlbaums enter the Christmas Eve ball, the butler attempts to announce them to the assembled guests.
    • Follow Your Ribbon- Drosselmeyer encourages a reluctant Clara to go find her gift.
    • Deleted Scene: Clara Asks About Her MotherSugar Plum gives Clara a tour of her mother’s bedroom.
    • Left, Left, Left, Left, LeftWandering lost in the forest, palace guards Cavalier and Harlequin quarrel about which way to go.
    • Out with the OldSugar Plum makes sweeping changes to the palace decor.
  • Music Videos
    • Fall on Me” Performed by Andrea Bocelli Featuring Matteo Bocelli– Experience superstar tenor Andrea Bocelli and his son Matteo Bocelli performing their first duet together in this uplifting song.
    • “The Nutcracker Suite” Performed by Lang Lang– Get swept up in a series of images from the movie, set to Tchaikovsky’s music and featuring world-renowned pianist Lang Lang.

ON DIGITAL:

  • Unwrapped: The Visual Effects of “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”View a reel that explores the layers of effects in sequences of the film.

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ROBIN HOOD | On Digital 2/5 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD 2/19 from Lionsgate

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A FreedomFighting Hero Comes Home on
Digital February 5 and on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, and DVD on February 19 from Lionsgate®

4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack to Include Dolby Vision® and Dolby Atmos®

img_5671The action-packed epic adventure Robin Hood arrives on Digital February 5 and on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand February 19 from Lionsgate. Directed by BAFTA Award Winner Otto Bathurst (2014, Television Craft – Director – Fiction,“Peaky Blinders”), this rich story is brought to life for today’s audiences using stunning special effects, thrilling battle sequences, and mind-blowing fight choreography. Robin Hood stars Taron Egerton (Kingsman franchise, Sing, Upcoming: Rocketman), Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained, Law Abiding Citizen, Ray), Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Dark Knight Rises, Ready Player One), Eve Hewson (Bridge of Spies, Blood Ties, Enough Said), and Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades franchise, The Fall, Anthropoid).

SYNOPSIS: Returning home from the Crusades, Robin of Loxley (Egerton) finds his country oppressed by the evil Sheriff of Nottingham (Mendelsohn). With the help of Moorish warrior Little John (Foxx), Robin transforms into the heroic outlaw Robin Hood, taking up arms to fight the sheriff and win the heart of his love, Maid Marian (Hewson).

The Robin Hood special features include an in-depth, never-before-seen, 7-part documentary; multiple outtakes; and deleted scenes, all of which show what it took to put a new spin on everyone’s favorite hooded hero. Experience four times the resolution of full HD with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes Dolby Vision® HDR, bringing entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on-screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. The 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack also features new HDR10+ technology, making for an enhanced viewing experience on next generation displays by using dynamic tone mapping to reflect frame by frame variations in brightness, color, saturation, and contrast. Additionally, the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray feature Dolby Atmos® audio mixed specifically for the home, to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. The Robin Hood 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.95, respectively.

4K UHD / BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “Outlaws and Auteurs: Reshaping Robin Hood” (7-Part Documentary)
  • Outtakes
  • Deleted Scenes

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Enter to Win: Hell Fest DVD | Online Giveaway

FUN GOING IN. HELL GETTING OUT.

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Get in Line for a Thrilling Horror Ride on
Digital December 21 and on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack,
and DVD on January 8 from Lionsgate®

4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack to Include Dolby Vision™

a50a6-HellFest_3D_BD_O-CARDExperience a terrifying celebration of the horror genre when Hell Fest arrives on Digital December 21 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 8 from Lionsgate. From Gale Anne Hurd, an executive producer of TV’s “The Walking Dead,” executive producer Tucker Tooley (LimitlessDen of Thieves), and directed by Gregory Plotkin (editor of Get OutHappy Death Day, and director of  Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension), Hell Fest is one truly terrifying ride. The scary slasher film stars Amy Forsyth (TV’s “The Path,” “Rise,” “Defiance”), Reign Edwards (TV’s “Snowfall,” “MacGyver,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”), Bex Taylor-Klaus (TV’s “Scream: The TV Series,” “Arrow,” The Last Witch Hunter), and the legendary Tony Todd (CandymanNight of the Living DeadThe Crow). Story by William Penick & Christopher Sey and Stephen Susco, Screenplay by Seth M. Sherwood and Blair Butler and Akela Cooper.

SYNOPSIS: A group of friends are bound for a horror-themed Halloween event at a local amusement park — a sprawling labyrinth of rides, games, and mazes that travels the country and happens to be in town. But for one visitor, the ghoulish carnival of nightmares is not the attraction — it is a hunting ground. On the night the friends attend, a masked serial killer turns the amusement park into his own playground, terrorizing attendees while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show. As the body count and frenzied excitement of the crowd continues to rise, who will fight to survive the night?

Take home Hell Fest and go behind the scenes with an exclusive, never-before-seen featurette, “Thrills and Kills: Making Hell Fest.” Experience four times the resolution of Full HD with the 4K Ultra HD combo pack, which includes Dolby Vision™ HDR, bringing entertainment to life through ultravivid picture quality. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. The Hell Fest 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.95, respectively.

4K UHD / BLU-RAY / DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “Thrills and Kills: Making Hell Fest” Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer

I have 3 copies to give away and here’s what you have to do to enter…

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER, INSTAGRAM AND/OR FACEBOOK & MESSAGE ME WITH YOUR FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS ON THE RESPECTIVE PLATFORM(S) WITH THE HASHTAG #A2Khellfest

Hint: The more places you follow, the better your chances at winning! & as an added bonus, get two friends to follow and message me with your name.  😉

Yes, that’s all you have to do!

This promotion will end Friday, January 11 at 12:00 PM (eastern time). Only one entry per person. No purchase necessary. U.S. residents are eligible to enter. Winners will be contacted via email. AccordingtoKristin.com and other promotional partners are not responsible for lost, stolen, or misdirected mail.


 

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HOPE VISTA Releases Haunting Single “SKIN & BONES”

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Hope Vista, lead vocalist of alternative rock band VISTA, has released her new single “SKIN & BONES,” out on all digital platforms NOW. Her last solo EP “PREVAIL,” was released in 2015, and since then has been actively touring the US with VISTA, most recently releasing their newest single “Born For Blood.” Her first solo offering since the release of “PREVAIL” is “SKIN & BONES,” a haunting, simplistic ballad. The track, produced by Okan Kazdal, delves into feelings of defeat, pairing complex emotions with a bare-boned piano instrumental.

Hope Vista is the diet Dr. Pepper drinking, Backstreet Boys loving, vintage-gaming lead vocalist of alternative rock band VISTA. Initially a solo artist, her final EP “PREVAIL,” produced by ZK Productions (Mayday Parade, Set It Off, Cartel), was released in November 2015. Immediately following the release, she founded VISTA, releasing their debut EP shortly after, and garnering praise from publications such as Rock Sound and Alternative Press. Since 2017, VISTA has completed 3 national tours, earned 250,000+ Spotify streams, and opened for Set It Off, Against The Current, and more. Known for her electrifying stage presence, unconventional style, and colorful lyricism, her new single “SKIN & BONES” is out on all digital platforms NOW.

 

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Marvel’s THE PUNISHER: Season 2 | Returns to Netflix January 18th! Watch the Date Announcement [Video]

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Lawddddddddd!!!!

I am SO ready for Season 2!!!! Ok, maybe I’m not!!

SYNOPSIS: The series revolves around Frank Castle, who uses lethal methods to fight crime as the vigilante “the Punisher”, with Jon Bernthal reprising the role from Daredevil.

I can’t wait to see what happens this season! I mean, let’s be honest . . . Jon Bernthal’s portrayal of Frank Castle is one of the best ruthless vigilante performances and Ben Barnes as Billy Russo is that gorgeous villain you hate to love and love to hate lol.

In a few interviews, Ben Barnes has said that “Jigsaw” will be more of a metaphorical concept now that he’s trying to piece together what happened. Not gonna lie, when I saw him all bandaged up at the end of the first season, I was worried about what he’d look like in Season 2. I’m terrible, I know. Don’t judge me!

Season 2 is sure to have some more of the incredible chemistry between these two characters, along with some fantastic supporting roles. I can not wait! For now, enjoy the teaser trailer that Netflix released today.

 

 

DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH | On Digital 1/22 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD 2/5

UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT KICKS OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH ILLUMINATION’S HEARTWARMING TALE FOR ALL SEASONS

DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL JANUARY 22, 2019
4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM AND DVD FEBRUARY 5, 2019

WITH THREE HILARIOUS NEW MINI-MOVIES FEATURING THE MINIONS AND MAX!

Families everywhere can ring in the New Year with Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch on Digital and via the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on January 22, 2019, and on 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on February 5, 2019. From Illumination and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, the film based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved tale about a cynical grouch who goes on a mission to steal Christmas from others only to feel his own heart grow three sizes larger through unexpected friendships is one “the whole family can watch and enjoy,” (Kidsday/Newsday).

The new home entertainment edition contains more than 60 minutes of bonus content, including three mini-movies: “Dog Days of Winter” starring the Grinch and his heroically loyal dog Max; and “Yellow is the New Black” and “Santa’s Little Helpers,” both starring the lovable Minions. It also includes stunning featurettes, a how-to-draw tutorial and much more. Narrated by Grammy Award® winner and Oscar® nominee Pharrell Williams, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch stars Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange, “Sherlock”) as the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpit with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. The incredible voice cast includes Rashida Jones (“Parks and Recreation,” The Muppets) as Donna Who, Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”) as Bricklebaum, Cameron Seely (The Greatest Showman) as Cindy-Lou Who, and featuring legendary actress Angela Lansbury (Anastasia, Beauty and the Beast) as the mayor of Whoville. Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch is a perfect night in for the whole family.

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO 4K ULTRA HD, 3D BLU-RAYTM, BLU-RAYTM and DVD:

  • Who’s Who in Who-ville (interactive map) – There are so many interesting characters that call Who-ville home that it’s hard to keep track of them all. This “Who’s Who” pop-up book uses animation to create a virtual storybook that takes us from Who-ville to Mt. Crumpit.
  • “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” Lyric Video – Tyler, The Creator puts a modern spin on the Seussian Christmas classic.

 

MINI-MOVIES ON 4K ULTRA HD, 3D BLU-RAYTM, BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL:

  • Yellow is the New BlackBefore they all make their big escape from prison in Despicable Me 3, a couple of lucky Minions get a taste of freedom as they break free with the help of one of their fellow human inmates.
  • Dog Days of Winter – Max braves the harsh winter weather and an uncooperative Who to bring a sick Grinch his favorite hot tea.
  • Santa’s Little Helpers – Fan favorites – the Minions – are back for another adventure! Having been accidently dropped off at the North Pole, our Minion pals make the most of the situation by trying to become elves.

 

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, 3D BLU-RAYTM, BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL:

  • The Making of the Mini-Movies – Mini in size but not in heart, these short films are fan favorites. From the Grinch and Max to the Minions – you’ll explore the themes of each of the mini-movies through the eyes of the filmmakers who made them.
  • From Green to Screen – It takes a lot to bring grumpy green to your home screen. This inside look at the making of Illumination’s Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch features interviews and behind-the-scenes moments with the cast, filmmakers and artists whose hearts have all grown three sizes bringing this classic tale to life.
  • Illuminating THE GRINCH – Using filmmaker and cast interviews, concept art and progression reels, we take a behind-the-scenes look at how the characters evolved from initial sketches to fully realized characters.
  • My Earliest GRINCH Memories – The cast and filmmakers of Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch reveal their earliest memories of the grumpy green character and the enduring appeal of this Christmas curmudgeon’s journey to redemption.
  • Grinchy Gadgets – From his body-size blow dryer to his moving mechanical chair, from his catapult to his dog drone-rig and more… you’ll get to explore the wondrous world of Grinch’s gadgets.
  • “I Am The Grinch” Lyric Video – A stylized look at Tyler, The Creator’s original song created just for the film.
  • Songs From His Little Heart – Take a deep dive into the toe tapping beats of Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch. From score to specialty songs, you’ll hear from the film’s A-list musicians on what it took to create the music behind the movie.
  • X-mas Around the World – Every culture practices Christmas in a slightly different way. We’ll highlight some of the more fun permutations of the holiday around the globe.
  • Cindy-Lou’s Yule Log – Nothing says the holidays quite like an animated fireplace blasting fake heat from your living room television. Just in time for winter, we’ll recreate Cindy-Lou’s living room on Christmas Eve for all to enjoy.
  • Production Babies – A celebration of the babies born to the filmmakers during the production of Illumination’s Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch.
  • Any Who Can Draw – Hosted by an Illumination artist and head of story Mark O’Hare, you’ll see step-by-step how to draw some of your favorite characters from this beloved holiday classic; Grinch, Max and Fred!

 

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BIRDS OF PASSAGE | In Theaters February 13

posterFrom the producer (Gallego) and director (Guerra) of EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, the first Colombian film ever to be nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar®, BIRDS OF PASSAGE opened Directors’ Fortnight at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where it was met with glowing reviews, and went on to screen at the Telluride, Toronto, San Sebastian and BFI London film festivals. The film recently won three Fenix Film Awards, including Best Fictional Film and Best Actress, and was nominated in a total of nine categories.

Selected as Colombia’s Official Oscar® entry for Best Foreign Language Film and set to play in the 2019 Sundance Film Festival’s Spotlight program, BIRDS OF PASSAGE will be released by The Orchard on Wednesday, February 13 in New York and Friday, February 15 in Los Angeles, with a national rollout to follow.

Tracing the origins of the Colombian drug trade as it slowly corrupts a native Wayúu family, BIRDS OF PASSAGE stars Wayúu descendants Jose Acosta and Carmiña Martínez alongside rising Colombia star Natalia Reyes (of the upcoming TERMINATOR reboot) and is stunningly shot by longtime collaborator David Gallego (EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT; I AM NOT A WITCH).

BIRDS OF PASSAGE marks the directorial debut of prolific producer Gallego, who also produces the film alongside Katrin Pors and takes a Story By credit. This is the fourth feature film for co-director Guerra, who is helming the upcoming film adaptation of Nobel laureate J.M. Coetzee’s classic novel Waiting for the Barbarians starring Robert Pattinson, Mark Rylance and Johnny Depp.

Torn between his desire to become a powerful man and his duty to uphold his culture’s values, Rapayet (Acosta) enters the drug trafficking business in the 1970s to secure a dowry to marry Zaida (Reyes) and finds quick success despite the disapproval of his tribe’s matriarch, Ursula (Martínez). Ignoring ancient omens, Rapayet and his family get caught up in a conflict where honor is the highest currency and debts are paid with blood.

Cristina Gallego was born in Bogotá and studied film at the National University of Colombia before forming the production company Ciudad Lunar with Ciro Guerra in 2001. She served as producer on Guerra’s feature debut THE WANDERING SHADOWS (2004), which won awards at San Sebastian and several other film festivals and was selected for over 60 more, including Tribeca and Locarno. Gallego went on to produce and receive Additional Editing credits on Guerra’s next two films, the award-winning THE WIND JOURNEYS, which premiered as part of the Official Selection – Un Certain Regard section of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, and 2015’s EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT. Gallego has also produced films by directors from Spain (Pedro Aguilera’s SISTER OF MINE, 2017), Palestine (Annemarie Jacir’s WAJIB, 2017) and Panama (Abner Benahim’s RUBEN BLADES IS NOT MY NAME, 2018). BIRDS OF PASSAGE, which Gallego produced and receives a Story By credit on, is her directorial debut.

Ciro Guerra studied film at the National University of Colombia and at age 21, after directing four multi-award-winning short films, he wrote and directed his first feature, THE WANDERING SHADOWS (2004). The film won awards at San Sebastian and several other film festivals and was selected for over 60 more, including Tribeca and Locarno. His second feature film, THE WIND JOURNEYS, was part of the Official Selection – Un Certain Regard section of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and was selected in a national critics’ poll as one of the 10 most important films in Colombian cinema. Following the premiere of his award-winning third film, EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, in the Director’s Fortnight section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, Guerra was named one of Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch. BIRDS OF PASSAGE is his fourth feature film.

EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT was the third Gallego-produced and Guerra-directed film to be submitted by Colombia in the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar® category. The film premiered in Directors’ Fortnight at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, where it was awarded the top prize, the CIACE Art Cinema Award, and screened in the Spotlight section of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, where it was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Prize. EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT was awarded the Golden Astor at the 2015 Mar Del Plata International Film Festival, was nominated for a 2016 Film Independent Spirit Award for Best International Film, and won eight Macondo awards, Colombia’s equivalent of the Academy Awards®, including Best Film and Best Director.

“Gallego and Guerra construct the film with such a deep interest in and respect for the indigenous culture that the drug element is but the window through which they view this endangered way of life… Few films have captured quite so powerfully the tension between the old and new worlds.”

– Peter Debruge, Variety

“A fascinatingly layered study in dueling tribal codes… Moving to the dramatic and folkloric rhythms of a culture we rarely see, BIRDS OF PASSAGE more or less picks up where EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT left off, with a scalding vision of the twin ravages of capitalism and colonialism taking deep, devastating root.”

– Justin Chang, The Los Angeles Times

“This is an absolutely extraordinary film… Guerra and Gallego’s film is no dusty period piece, it is wildly alive, yet it reminds us that no matter how modern we are, there are ancient songs our forebears knew whose melodies still rush in our blood.”

– Jessica Kiang, The Playlist

 

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