32 New Character Posters Revealed for AVENGERS: ENDGAME

IMG_7921Ahhhh!!! Good morning, movie lovers!

I am so excited about this particular post. Avengers: Infinity War was one of my favorites, despite so many of our favorites turning to dust. UGHHHH. I can’t wait to see where they take this because, I mean, the universe simply can’t stay this way.

Marvel Studios released 32 character posters yesterday that are absolutely incredible! The release of these posters marks the one month countdown for the release of AVENGERS: ENDGAME, which hits theaters April 26th.

SYNOPSIS: After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe. 

Here are the posters for the remaining allies:

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And, sadly, these are the posters for those we lost in Avengers: Infinity War. Thanks a lot, Thanos!

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What were your thoughts when you first saw these posters? I loved the creativity of it all. We usually don’t get this many characters posters, but with a cast like this, I guess it was inevitable. I love how the ones we lost in Avengers: Infinity War are in black & white. From a creative perspective, I thought that was awesome! But we’re gonna need all of those restored to full color, thank you very much!

I seriously can not wait to see this in the theater!

 

 

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POWER | The Complete Fifth Season, Arriving on Blu-ray & DVD May 14 From Lionsgate

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Power Season 5 is not just good television, it is vital”
– Dominic Patten, Deadline

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THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON

The Thrilling Fifth Season Comes Home on Blu-ray and DVD
on May 14 from Lionsgate

POWER_S5_BD_skew[1]“Ghost” finds himself hell-bent on avenging his daughter’s death in “Power”: The Complete Fifth Season, arriving on Blu-rayTM and DVD May 14 from Lionsgate. The Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson executive produced drama follows the enthralling rags-to-riches tale of James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a wealthy New York nightclub owner who leads a double life of survival and corruption as a drug kingpin. Omari Hardwick (TV’s “Being Mary Jane,” A Christmas Blessing), Lela Loren (Snitch, TV’s “Lost” and “Reign Over Me”), Naturi Naughton (TV’s “The Playboy Club” and “The Client List”), Joseph Sikora (TV’s “The Heart, She Holler” and “Underground”), and Grammy Award® winner Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (Get Rich or Die Tryin’) star in this hard-hitting series about betrayal and survival.

“Power”: The Complete Fifth Season, from creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp (TV’s “The Good Wife”) and executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, follows James “Ghost” St. Patrick’s dangerous alliance with former drug partner and brother-in-arms Tommy Egan and mortal enemy Kanan Stark. As Ghost mourns his daughter’s death, he searches for vengeance and throws himself into his work, reaching new professional heights. But his quest for blood threatens to dismantle his legitimate legacy. He’s blind to new enemies, and as the feds grow closer to unmasking his true identity, Ghost must remain vigilant toward those wanting to take him down for his past criminal enterprises.

The ratings-smash hit ranked as the #2 premium scripted series in 2018 among P18-49 and P25-54, behind “Westworld,”* making Season 5 an instant fan favorite. Described as “the show we wait all year to watch” by Lea Palmieri (Decider), the “Power”: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.95 and $34.98, respectively.

Season Six of “Power” premieres later this year on the STARZ app (and On Demand).

 

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Movie Review by Kristin: Netflix’s THE DIRT

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What’s up, movie lovers?

It’s been a while since my brothers and I made plans to catch a movie together, but the release of Motley Crue & Netflix’s THE DIRT seemed like an appropriate time to change that! Let me give you just a little bit of backstory before I get into my review of the movie.

My brothers and I are all 4 years apart and I’m the youngest of three. My oldest brother has been the biggest Motley Crue fan since his teenage years, but we weren’t far behind. In 2008 I’d been laid off from my job, I had just found out that my best friend slept with the guy I was with & I was just an overall hot mess. My brother had never seen Motley live before, but he gave me his ticket to Crue Fest without a second thought. It was only natural that I repay his generosity by buying the three of us tickets to see them live TWICE after that, including seeing their Farewell Tour with our niece. The three of us had also read the book years ago, so we pretty much knew what to expect from the movie. (Side note: I’ve always had a little crush on Nikki, so there you have it.)

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With that being said, the three of us made plans for a family movie night to catch THE DIRT on Netflix and we were all super stoked about it! Especially considering the fact that Motley served as producers and we all know that if something was fabricated or came across badly, Nikki would make those changes prior to the release lol.

Here’s the official synopsis of the movie:

In this unflinching biopic based on Motley Crue’s best-selling book, four LA misfits navigate the monster highs and savage lows of music superstardom.

First, I want to talk about the casting for the movie. Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly) as Tommy Lee was absolutely PERFECT. It actually felt like we were watching Tommy act out his past. Everything from their build to their mannerisms were spot-on, so kudos to Colson for his performance.

The other guys (Douglas Booth as Nikki Sixx, Iwan Rheon as Mick Mars and Daniel Webber as Vince Neil) were great as well. Admittedly, I had a little bit of a harder time believing Daniel Webber to be Vince, but he definitely had Vince’s on-stage mannerisms down. That might be partly because I’ve seen interviews with the others guys talking about their preparation and everything, but Daniel Webber hasn’t really done any press. My opinion of him in this movie has nothing to do with his acting skills though because he was great in The Punisher! It’s just difficult to portray someone so well known. Either way, you can tell that the guys all did their research on the OG’s to get this right.

I had looked up critic reviews before watching the movie myself and what I saw was awful. After watching it though, I have to disagree with their reviews. There were some things about the movie that I wasn’t particularly a fan of, but it wasn’t the debauchery that the band caused and lived through. That’s part of their story and all of what makes them Motley Crue. What I wasn’t a fan of were some of the transitions throughout the movie. I know it’s hard to take a 431-page book and almost 40 years together and make it into a 2 hour movie. But, at one point, they went from playing little club shows to playing arenas with no in between on how they got there. There was also the part where it seemed like a snarky comment from Nikki resulted in their owning their own music, but I’m sure it was much more detailed than that. It was little transitional things like that that seemed off to me. I guess it boils down to just wanting to see more. Maybe it could’ve been like a two-part movie, or like a mini-series or something.

That doesn’t take away from the quality of the movie though. THE DIRT transports you back to the 80s and definitely had great production value. What critics failed to take away from the movie is that this movie  is about a band that was determined to play music their way and overcame some horrible situations over the course of their years together. Their story of success and debauchery is horrific and legendary at the same time, but these are 4 guys who went through the craziest of times and lived to tell the tale. Fans have loved seeing important moments from the band’s lives being played out on-screen, so that’s what matters most. The bottom line is that critics have always criticized Motley, but look at them now! They own their music, they have a book, a film adaptation of that book, and their music is back at the top of the charts. Seems like they’re doing alright for themselves! Plus, they still have loyal fans that are loving every second of their success.

If you’re a fan of the band, the guys as individuals, the 80s or just music and movies in general, I would recommend checking this out when you can. It’s gritty, it has moments that make you laugh and it makes you proud, as a fan, to watch the craziness that tried to take Motley away but failed! Lucky for us!

 

PERFECT STRANGERS | On Digital & On Demand April 16

 

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Street Date: 4/16/19
EST MSRP: SD & HD $9.99

The over-the-top comedy about the secrets we all carry in our pockets, Perfect Strangersarrives on Digital and On Demand April 16 from Lionsgate. The dramedy tells the story of seven friends who submit to a dinner game, which starts as a provocative gag but quickly becomes a wild ride full of twists and “textual tension.” Adapted by director Manolo Caro (Netflix’s “The House of Flowers”) and based on the original screenplay by Paolo Genovese, Perfect Strangers will be available on Digital in both HD and SD for the suggested retail price of $9.99.

SYNOPSIS: From Mexican auteur Manolo Caro comes Perfect Strangers, 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 Suárez) and Alonso (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.

CAST

Cecilia Suárez                          Overboard, Netflix’s “The House of Flowers”

Bruno Bichir                            Netflix’s “Narcos,” TV’s “Titans”

Mariana Treviño                     Overboard, Netflix’s “Club de Cuervos”

Manuel García-Rulfo             The Magnificent SevenMurder on the Orient Express

Miguel Rodarte                       Time ShareSaving Private Perez

Ana Claudia Talancón            The Crime of Padre AmaroFast Food Nation

 

 

THE UPSIDE | Debuts on Digital 5/14 and on Blu-ray, DVD & On Demand 5/21

KEVIN HART AND BRYAN CRANSTON TEAM UP FOR A
POWERFUL PERFORMANCE IN THE HILARIOUS AND HEARTFELT COMEDY
INSPIRED BY AN EXTRAORDINARY TRUE STORY

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AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL MAY 14, 2019
AND ON BLU-RAY AND DVD MAY 21, 2019

“GENUINELY FUNNY”
– JEANNETTE CATSOULIS, THE NEW YORK TIMES

UNI4328_C1_TheUpside_3D_BD_Ocard_ProductShot_RRKevin Hart (Night School, Ride Along) and Bryan Cranston (Trumbo, “Breaking Bad”) pair up to tell the inspirational true story of a genuine and unique friendship in the fun and moving comedy The Upside, debuting on Digital on May 14, 2019 and on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on May 21, 2019 from STXfilms, Lantern Entertainment and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. From acclaimed director Neil Burger (Divergent, Limitless), the film follows a discouraged out-of-work ex-con and a wealthy quadriplegic who unexpectedly come together and help each other bring back their zest for life.

A “funny and warmhearted buddy comedy” (Pete Hammond, Deadline) grounded in real emotion, The Upside earned an “A” CinemaScore from moviegoers and features a stellar supporting cast including Nicole Kidman (Aquaman, “Big Little Lies”), Golshifteh Farahani (Paterson, Boutique), Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife,” “ER”), Aja Naomi King (The Birth of a Nation, “How to Get Away with Murder”), and Tate Donovan (Argo, “Damages”).

SYNOPSIS: Recently paroled ex-convict, Dell Scott (Hart) strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a quadriplegic billionaire, Phillip Lacasse (Cranston) in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy. From worlds apart, Dell and Phillip form an unlikely bond, bridging their differences and gaining invaluable wisdom in the process, giving each man a renewed sense of passion for all of life’s possibilities.

The Upside on Blu-rayTM, DVD, and Digital comes loaded with special bonus content including a gag reel, deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and a breakdown of the onscreen chemistry between Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston.

BONUS FEATURES on BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Onscreen Chemistry: Kevin and Bryan – Film stars Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston talk about their unique characters and working together on The Upside.
  • Creating a Story of Possibility – Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston share insight on how their characters, Dell Scott and Phillip Lacasse, unexpectedly come together to help each other unlock a new world of possibilities.
  • Bridging Divisions – Director Neil Burger and Kevin Hart talk about how two very different people find common ground through compassion for each other.
  • Embracing Positivity – Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston open up about positive messages in the film and the power of hope, love, and friendship.
  • Presenting a Different Side of Kevin Hart – Neil Burger, Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston discuss Kevin’s career-changing role and his fantastic performance.
  • Theatrical Trailer

The Upside will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.

  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download

 

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COLD PURSUIT | Available on Digital 5/3 and on 4k Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD 5/14

“A darkly comedic thrill ride”
— Mark S. Allen, ABC-TV

Blood Runs Cold

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The Action-Packed Thriller Arrives on Digital May 3 and on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, and DVD on May 14 from Lionsgate®

4K Ultra HD to Include Dolby Vision® and Dolby Atmos®

ColdPursuit_BD_FrontAcademy Award® nominee and mega-action hero Liam Neeson (1993, Best Actor, Schindler’s List; also known for The Commuter, Taken franchise, Widows) stars as a father in search of answers after his son is mysteriously murdered in Cold Pursuit, arriving on Digital May 3 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand May 14 from Lionsgate. Based on his 2014 Norwegian film, Kraftidioten (In Order of Disappearance), director Hans Petter Moland delivers thrills and chills in what critics call “an excellent film” (Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post), written for the screen by Frank Baldwin. The edge-of-your-seat thriller also stars Tom Bateman (Murder on the Orient Express), Golden Globe® nominee Emmy Rossum (2005, Best Actress, The Phantom of the Opera), and Academy Award® nominee Laura Dern (2014, Best Supporting Actress, Wild).

SYNOPSIS: Featuring a wildly entertaining mix of dynamic action and dark humor, Cold Pursuit stars Liam Neeson as Nels Coxman, a snowplow driver whose quiet family life is upended after his son’s murder. Nels begins a vengeful hunt for Viking, the drug lord he holds responsible for the killing, eliminating Viking’s associates one by one. As Nels draws closer to Viking, his actions bring even more unexpected and violent consequences, as he proves that revenge is all in the execution.

Take home Cold Pursuit and learn what it took to make this action-packed thriller with a behind-the-scenes featurette, cast and crew interviews, and deleted scenes. 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 a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. Additionally, the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack features Dolby Atmos® audio mixed specifically for the home, to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. The Cold Pursuit 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 / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Interview with Actor Liam Neeson
  • Interview with Director Hans Petter Moland
  • “Welcome to Kehoe: Behind the Scenes on Cold Pursuit” Featurette

 DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “Welcome to Kehoe: Behind the Scenes on Cold Pursuit” Featurette

 

COLD PURSUIT | Official Channels

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X AMBASSADORS Announce London Headline Show & Share ‘BOOM’ Video

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HEADLINE LONDON’S SCALA
APRIL 29TH
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 SHARE VIDEO FOR ‘BOOM’

X Ambassadors are coming to the UK next month to play a headline show at London’s Scala on April 29th. It will be the award-winning trio’s only UK show forming part of their European run in May.

Having started the year off by releasing their funky, indie pop-rock banger ‘BOOM’, they’ve now shared the yellow and black soaked video, which was directed by award-winning filmmaker and actor Tess Elliot.

Co-written by the band and produced by Ricky Reed (Twenty One Pilots, Leon Bridges), ‘BOOM’  is a song about recovery and personal revolutions. As it’s beat rocks, personal demons and toxic relationships recede in the rearview mirror and the accompanying video depicts this strong message.

The artwork for the track is written in Braille and designed in a yellow-on-black colourway. For Casey Harris, the band’s keyboardist and Sam Harris’ brother, who was born blind, it is the first physical manifestation of his work that he has been able to experience visually and is creatively re-interpreted in the video with the use of lights.

Having clocked-up over 4.3 million streams on Spotify, ‘BOOM’ is a popping, lyrically resilient track and an exciting taster of what to expect from their upcoming album due later this year.

The eagerly anticipated second installment is the follow-up to the 2015 gold-certified, breakthrough album VHS, which spawned the multi-platinum selling singles ‘Renegades’ and ‘Unsteady’ and led the band into the mainstream consciousness and a global touring frenzy.

The band have collaborated with a number of top name artists from Imagine Dragons, Tom Morello, Eminem, Jamie N Commons, Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa to the likes of Machine Gun Kelly last year on the track ‘Home’ ft. Bebe Rexha.

Formed of brothers Sam and Casey Harris alongside drummer Adam Levin, X Ambassadors’ superb live performances took UK audiences by storm and in 2017 appeared at Reading and Leeds festivals performing to a pack-out crowd on the Radio 1/NME before selling out their headline show at London’s ULU. Last year they returned to London’s Brixton Electric during their massive three-month voyage across the US and Europe and are thrilled to be back in the city next month for another incredible show at the Scala.

Renowned for delivering huge, hook-laden pop hits shaped by Sam’s exceptional vocal and songwriting skills and the band’s flawless instrumentation, the new album will see an evolution of X Ambassadors sound designed for 2019 and beyond.


Tickets for their European tour are on sale now and available to purchase here:
https://www.xambassadors.com/tour