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!

BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE | Official Channels

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #ElRoyaleMovie

BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE | Character Banners Released!

7 Strangers, 7 Secrets, 1 Connection. #ElRoyaleMovie

20th Century FOX has released new character posters for BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE, the story of seven strangers who meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale. Over the course of one fateful night, secrets are unearthed, and everyone will have a last shot at redemption before everything goes to hell.

The film’s all-star cast includes Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman, Nick Offerman and Chris Hemsworth.

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

BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE | Official Channels

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #ElRoyaleMovie

BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE | First Trailer & Poster Released!

IMG_0585Welcome to the El Royale.

20th Century FOX has released the first trailer and official poster for BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE, the story of seven strangers who meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale. Over the course of one fateful night, secrets are unearthed, and everyone will have a last shot at redemption before everything goes to hell. 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: 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. Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson and Cynthia Erivo lead an all-star cast in BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE.

BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE arrives in theaters everywhere on October 5, 2018!

 

BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE Official Channels:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #ElRoyaleMovie

Watch: TAG Trailer | In Theaters June 15

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For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry: “You’re It!”

This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they’re coming…and he’s ready.

Based on a true story, the New Line Cinema comedy TAG shows how far some guys will go to be the last man standing.

TAG is directed by Jeff Tomsic (Comedy Central’s Broad City), with a starring ensemble cast led by Ed Helms (The Hangover movies, We’re the Millers), Jake Johnson (TV’s New Girl), Annabelle Wallis (The Mummy), Rashida Jones (TV’s Parks and Recreation), Isla Fisher (Now You See Me), Leslie Bibb (Iron Man 2), Hannibal Buress (Neighbors), with Jon Hamm (Baby Driver, TV’s Mad Men) and Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, The Town).

The TAG screenplay was written by Rob McKittrick (Waiting) and Mark Steilen (TV’s Mozart in the Jungle), screen story by Mark Steilen, and based on the Wall Street Journal article entitled It Takes Planning, Caution to Avoid Being It, by Russell Adams. The film is produced by Todd Garner and Mark Steilen, with executive producers Hans Ritter, Richard Brener, Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter.

The creative filmmaking team includes director of photography Larry Blanford, editor Josh Crockett, production designer David Sandefur, and costume designer Denise Wingate.

TAG is set for a June 15, 2018 release.

TAG Official Channels:

Official Site | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #TagMovie

@Thisfunktional #MovieReview: BABY DRIVER

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

The fast-paced “Baby Driver” develops a great story quickly, makes use of every scene and captivates from the opening scene on.

The music can drive the movie on its own, but have characters develop and evolve through out the movie helps to get the audience invested in the plot.

Writer-directed Edgar Wright said that this was a story he had been wanting to tell for many years and it all started with music.

The diligent research he did made the story based on actual reality, but the pacing was driven by the beats of the songs.

The soundtrack helped him develop what would happen to each character and continue moving the story forward scene after scene.

Actor Jamie Foxx, who plays Bats, said he kept the music going between sets because it was important for the story, important for how the characters would react on screen and it made a difference when actors would need to hit queues.

Although the the cast have been on numerous sets for different projects, Actor Ansel Elgort, who plays lead character Baby, found the entire experience unique because everyone was committed to making this story exactly what Wright would be proud of.

Elgort also said that coming off “Baby Driver’s” set and onto his next project was difficult. He was able to play music between takes to keep the mood. His co-stars would look at him funny for playing music between takes as well.

After months of playing Baby and wearing headphones, with the scene’s music and sound effects playing, Elgort needed some time to decompress.

Actress Lily James paired up with Elgort well and was thrilled to play off of Elgort.

James brings out a vulnerability in her character which shows the trust she had in Elgort.

The movie seemed to be written for Elgort to star in, James said.

Actress Eiza Gonzalez and Jon Hamm play complimentary character which are only complete when they are together, and most of the time when they are on screen they are touching.

Gonzalez was interested in the fact that none of the characters tell their own back story, they each tell a bit of each other’s back story.

Hamm thought that by Wright doing that he was able to create the myth of each character and make Baby more of a legend, which works to bring compassion and some level of curiosity.

‘BABY DRIVER’ Screening #Giveaway | #babydriver #movies

A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

Continue reading “‘BABY DRIVER’ Screening #Giveaway | #babydriver #movies”

Enter to Win! ‘Minions’ on DVD December 8, 2015

BRING HOME THE WORLD’S #1 COMEDY OF THE YEAR FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

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Since the dawn of time, Minions have served (and accidentally eliminated) history’s most despicable villains. After their latest explosive mistake leaves them without an evil leader, the Minions fall into a deep depression. With the tribe on the brink of collapse, three unlikely heroes–Kevin, Stuart, and Bob—embark on a journey to find a new big boss. When their quest leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock), our three heroes must face their biggest challenge yet: saving all of Minionkind!

 

Enter the contest by answering the following question:

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MINION SCENE, AND WHY?

Send me your FIRST & LAST NAME and FULL MAILING ADDRESS to accordingtokristin@gmail.com

In the subject line – Minions DVD

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This promotion will end November 15 at 12 pm EST.  Only one entry per person.  No purchase necessary.  Winner will be contacted via email. According to Kristin and other promotional partners are not responsible for lost, stolen or misdirected mail.

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MINIONS

ON DIGITAL HD NOVEMBER 24, 2015
BLU-RAY COMBO PACK, DVD AND ON DEMAND DECEMBER 8, 2015
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

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MINIONS – On Digital HD 11/24/15 and Blu-Ray Combo, DVD & On Demand 12/8/15

BRING HOME THE WORLD’S
#1 COMEDY OF THE YEAR FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

GET THREE ALL-NEW MINI-MOVIES ON BLU-RAY OR DIGITAL HD  

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ON DIGITAL HD NOVEMBER 24, 2015
BLU-RAY COMBO PACK, DVD AND ON DEMAND DECEMBER 8, 2015
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

“Minions are back and even better!” – Dave Morales, FOX TV

Universal City, California, October 6,  2015 – The breakout stars the world fell in love with in Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me global film franchise headline their own movie for the first time in Minions, available on Digital HD November 24, 2015, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on December 8, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. A much anticipated prequel to the unprecedented worldwide blockbusters Despicable Me and the beloved sequel Despicable Me 2, Minions is an immensely entertaining film for all audiences called “inventive and hilarious” by Julian Roman, Movieweb.com.  The Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD also come with three all-new mini-movies and even more Minions everyone will want to watch again and again especially during the busy holiday travel season.

The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters.  Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio embark upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award®-winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain.  They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in ‘mod’ London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind…from annihilation.

Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side, Gravity) heads up an all-star voice cast including Golden Globe and recent Emmy Award®-winner Jon Hamm (“Mad Men,” Bridesmaids), Academy Award-nominee Michael Keaton (Birdman: (Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance, Toy Story 3), seven-time Emmy Award-winner Allison Janney (“The West Wing,” “Masters of Sex,” “Mom”), Academy Award-nominee Steve Coogan (Despicable Me 2, Philomena), BAFTA Award-winner Jennifer Saunders (“Absolutely Fabulous,” Shrek 2), and Academy Award-winner Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech, Pirates of the Caribbean series).  The inimitable voices of the Minions are again voiced by Academy Award-nominee Pierre Coffin (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2) who co-directs with Kyle Balda (Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax). Minions is produced by Illumination Entertainment CEO and founder Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy. Brian Lynch wrote the screenplay, and Chris Renaud serves as executive producer of the film.

Minions will be available on Blu-ray with DIGITAL HD and UltraViolet and DVD

  • 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
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
  • DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download

 

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO Blu-rayTM and Digital HD:

  • THREE ALL NEW ORIGINAL MINI-MOVIES:
    • Cro Minion
    • Competition
    • Binky Nelson Unpacified
  • DELETED SCENE – ME, MYSELF AND STUART
  • AROUND THE WORLD INTERACTIVE MAP – Explore the world of the Minions with this interactive map featuring a collection of games, trivia, featurettes, storyboards, and more all themed to movie locations.
  • BEHIND THE GOGGLES – THE ILLUMINATION STORY OF THE MINIONS – Get a “behind the googles” look at the history and evolution of everyone’s favorite yellow henchmen.
    • WRITER – See how the Minions evolve throughout the different time periods. Writer, Brian Lynch discusses creating distinctive personalities for the three main Minions, his VillainCon idea, and the Minion family.
    • BOSS’ OFFICE – Illumination Entertainment CEO and founder and Minions producer, Chris Meledandri discusses the origins of Illumination Entertainment and the genesis of both Despicable Me and the Minions.
    • ART DEPARTMENT – See how the Minions came to life, from the original art concept of the henchmen to the final creation of the Minions and how to differentiate them between new time periods. Also, see how the idea of Herb and Scarlett Overkill’s characters came to be.
    • GALLERY – CONCEPT ART (stills)
    • GALLERY – COLOR SCRIPT (stills)
    • COMPOSERListen to how composer Heitor Pereira creates the sound of the Minions and what it takes to create big music for small characters.
    • ACTORS STUDIO – Listen to the actors’ experiences being part of the Minions movie, who their favorite Minions are, and why they love them so much
    • NOTICE BOARD (stills)
    • SAFETY VIDEO

 

  • ILLUMINATION MACGUFF ANIMATION
    • ANIMATION – Go behind the scenes and hear about the challenges and excitement behind the Minion characters and bringing them alive through animation in the movie.
    • LIGHTING, LAYOUT AND EFFECTS – A look at the ways in which layout and lighting plays a big role in the emotion and motivation in the movie. Also see the ways in which they try to keep the 60’s vintage look and the challenges they face with very technical shots, where one shot can take weeks.
    • 3D MODELS GALLERY (stills)
    • DIRECTORS – Directors Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda discuss the unique challenges of creating distinctive personalities for the Minions
    • PRODUCERS – Producers Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy and Executive Producer Chris Renaud discuss the three main characters – Kevin, Stuart, and Bob – little family in the movie and the goal of creating a special bond between them and the audience when they leave the theater.
    • EDITORIAL – Editor Claire Dodgson discusses the distinctive editing style of the Despicable Me franchise and the three-year process it takes to make these movies from the original storyboards to cutting scenes with Minion dialogue.
    • STORYBOARD ARTIST – Learn how the actions of the words of the script turn into visual drawings and how much work is put in from the rough sketches to the final cut of the movie.
    • GALLERY – STUART HOT TUB STORYBOARD (stills)
  • JINGLE BELLS MINION STYLE – This holiday favorite is brought to life in a merry-Minion way. Now you get to sing along to the beloved video that was the most shared piece of content on Facebook in 2014.
  • THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS THEATRICAL TRAILER

 

DVD BONUS FEATURES

  • DELETED SCENE – ME, MYSELF AND STUART
  • JINGLE BELLS MINION STYLE – This holiday favorite is brought to life in a merry-Minion way. Now you get to sing along to the beloved video that was the most shared piece of content on Facebook in 2014.
  • THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS THEATRICAL TRAILER