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

PERFECT STRANGERS | Official Channels

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30th Annual Palm Springs Film Festival Announces Pantelion Films’ PERFECT STRANGERS U.S. Premiere

30TH ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL LINE-UP INCLUDING U.S. PREMIERE OF PERFECTOS DESCONOCIDOS (PERFECT STRANGERS)

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

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Palm Springs, CA (December 18, 2018) – The 30th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) has recently announced the complete line-up, including the U.S Premiere of Pantelion Films’ Perfectos Desconocidos (Perfect Strangers). The Festival will screen 223 films from 78 countries, including 48 premieres (4 World, 13 North American and 31 U.S.) from January 3-14, 2019. The line-up includes a focus on cinema from France, India and Mexico, Premieres, Talking Pictures, Book to Screen, Special Presentations, FLOS: Foreign Language Oscar Submissions, Gay!La, Local Spotlight, Modern Masters, True Stories, World Cinema Now, a 30-film retrospective of selections from past festivals (free screenings sponsored by Desert Care Network and National Endowment for the Arts), and more.

“I couldn’t be more excited to have the U.S. premiere of Perfectos Desconocidos at the Palm Springs International Film Festival this year,” said Director Manolo Caro. “It’s an honor to be able to represent Mexican cinema on a global scale as well as introduce our unique style of storytelling to broader audiences. Working alongside the cast and crew to bring this story to life has truly been a remarkable journey and I can’t thank the PSIFF team enough for giving us this opportunity to showcase all our hard work.”

PERFECTOS DESCONOCIDOS (PERFECT STRANGERS)
Release
: January 11, 2019
Director: Manolo Caro
Based on the Screenplay by: Paolo Genovese
Produced by: Rafael Ley, María José Córdova, Rodrigo S. González, Manolo Caro
Cast: Cecilia Suárez, Bruno Bichir, Mariana Treviño, Manuel García Rulfo, Miguel Rodarte, Franky Martin, Ana Claudia Talancón, Camila Valero

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.

The stellar ensemble cast includes Cecilia Suárez (“Overboard,” “The House of Flowers”), Manuel García-Rulfo (“Magnificent Seven,” “Murder in the Orient Express”), Mariana Treviño (“Overboard,” “Club de Cuervos”), Miguel Rodarte (Sundance winner “Time Share,” “Saving Private Perez”), Bruno Bichir (“Narcos,” “DC Comics Titans”), Ana Claudia Talancón (“Crime of Father Amaro,” “Fast Food Nation”) and Spanish newcomer Franky Martin. PERFECT STRANGERS is directed and adapted by Manolo Caro based on the original screenplay by Paolo Genovese.

PERFECT STRANGERS | Official Channels

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PERFECT STRANGERS | Debut Trailer + Poster Released! | In Select Theaters January 11, 2019

IMG_3990Lionsgate and Pantelion Films have released the debut trailer and official poster for their upcoming film PERFECT STRANGERS (PERFECTOS DESCONOCIDOS). This Spanish speaking comedy with English subtitles is from Mexican auteur Manolo Caro (THE HOUSE OF FLOWERS).

SYNOPSIS: 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 provocative party 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.

The game quickly becomes a wild ride full of twists and “textual tension” in this electrifying over the top film. The stellar ensemble cast includes Cecilia Suárez (“Overboard,” “The House of Flowers”), Manuel García-Rulfo (“Magnificent Seven,” “Murder in the Orient Express”), Mariana Treviño (“Overboard,” “Club de Cuervos”), Miguel Rodarte (Sundance winner “Time Share,” “Saving Private Perez”), Bruno Bichir (“Narcos,” “DC Comics Titans”), Ana Claudia Talancón (“Crime of Father Amaro,” “Fast Food Nation”) and Spanish newcomer Franky Martin.

PERFECT STRANGERS is directed and adapted by Manolo Caro based on the original screenplay by Paolo Genovese.

 

PERFECT STRANGER | Official Channels

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #PerfectosDesconocidos #PerfectStrangers

Enter to Win! OVERBOARD | DVD #Giveaway | Available on Digital 7/17 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD 7/31

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Bring the family together for the “heartwarming comedy” (Miami New Times) Overboard, arriving on Digital July 17 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand July 31 from Lionsgate.

From Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM) and Pantelion Films, Eugenio Derbez (How to Be a Latin Lover, Instructions Not Included), Anna Faris (The House Bunny, TV’s “Mom”),  and Golden Globe® nominee Eva Longoria (Best Actress, TV’s “Desperate Housewives,” 2006) star in this hilarious fresh take on the iconic romantic comedy. Directed by three-time Primetime Emmy® award winner Rob Greenberg (Jigsaw, Predestination), who teamed up to write the screenplay with Bob Fisher (Wedding Crashers, We’re the Millers) and Leslie Dixon based on Dixon’s story, Overboard reverses the roles from the original film, featuring Derbez as a spoiled wealthy yacht owner who becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee played by Faris.

In a splashy new twist, Overboard focuses on Leonardo (Derbez), a selfish, spoiled, rich playboy from Mexico’s richest family and Kate (Faris), a working-class single mom of three hired to clean Leonardo’s luxury yacht. After unjustly firing Kate and refusing to pay her, Leonardo falls overboard when partying too hard and wakes up on the Oregon coast — with amnesia. Kate shows up at the hospital and, to get payback, convinces Leonardo he is her husband and puts him to work — for the first time in his life. At first miserable and inept, Leonardo slowly settles in. Eventually he earns the respect of his new “family” and coworkers. But with Leonardo’s billionaire family hot on their trail and the possibility of his memory returning at any moment, will their new family last or will Leonardo finally put the clues together and leave them for good?​

Take home Overboard, Pantelion Film’s highest grossing film to date, and go behind the scenes with the cast and crew with three featurettes and an audio commentary exclusive to the home entertainment release. The Overboard Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “Chemistry Is Comedy” Featurette
  • “Culture Clash” Featurette
  • “Captains of the Ship: Bob & Rob” Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Rob Greenberg, Writer-Producer Bob Fisher, and Producer Benjamin Odell

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 ON THE RESPECTIVE PLATFORM(S) WITH THE HASHTAG #A2Koverboard

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, August 3 at 10:00 AM (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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OVERBOARD | Debut Trailer Released! | #OverboardMovie

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) / Pantelion Films / 3 PAS Studios have released the debut trailer of OVERBOARD, a fresh take on the iconic romantic comedy.

SYNOPSIS: In a splashy new twist, Overboard focuses on “Leonardo” (EUGENIO DERBEZ), a selfish, spoiled, rich playboy from Mexico’s richest family and “Kate” (ANNA FARIS), a working class single mom of three hired to clean Leonardo’s luxury yacht. After unjustly firing Kate and refusing to pay her, Leonardo falls overboard when partying too hard and wakes up on the Oregon coast with amnesia. Kate shows up at the hospital and, to get payback, convinces Leonardo he is her husband and puts him to work – for the first time in his life. At first miserable and inept, Leonardo slowly settles in. Eventually he earns the respect of his new “family” and co-workers. But, with Leonardo’s billionaire family hot on their trail and the possibility of his memory returning at any moment, will their new family last or will Leonardo finally put the clues together and leave them for good?

OVERBOARD is available in theaters everywhere on April 13, 2018!

OVERBOARD Official Channels:

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Movies You Don’t Want to Miss in 2017

If you’re a fan of thrillers, prepare for two of the best thrillers in 2017. Split, an intriguing suspense-filled film centered on the mysterious corners of the mind of a man who has manifested 23 personalities with one personality remaining and still submerged set to materialize and dominate all the others. This film stars James McAvoy and Latina actress Anya Taylor-Joy (Morgan and The Witch), and will be released in theaters on January 20, 2017.


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Another thriller that you won’t want to miss is Get Out and will be in theaters on February 24. The film follows a meet-the-parents weekend getaway for a young African-American and his girlfriend at her family’s estate. Within the course of a few days, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.


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If you are feeling a like you need a little action in your life then The Great Wall will give you all the action you can handle. The film stars Matt Damon and Chilean actor Pedro Pascal from Narcos and Game of Thrones. This film, which premieres on February 17, 2017 tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure.


The Great Wall
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And of course we all need a little comedy. After all, laughter is one of the best ways to celebrate the new year. The new comedy starring Jacqueline Bracamontes, Sergio Mayer Mori, and Benny Ibarra Un Padre No Tan Padre, will have you literally laughing out loud as Don Servando Villegas (Hector Bonilla), an 85-year-old feisty and old-fashioned Mexican patriarch gets kicked out of his retirement home for bad behavior. Don’t miss it in theaters on January 27, 2017.


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If you’re feeling the love after Valentine’s Day then make it a date night (or a girl’s night out) for Valentine’s Day weekend, and catch two love-filled films. Everybody Loves Somebody (Pantelion Films), which will be in theaters on February 17 stars Karla Souza as Clara who confronts her ex-boyfriend at a family wedding after having completely disappeared from her life. Clara will have to decide between going back to the past or opening her heart to new and unexpected possibilities.


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You’re Killing Me Susana, the new film with Gael García Bernal and Verónica Echegui will also be in theaters on February 17, 2017. This film follows Eligio (Gael), who wakes up one morning and realizes that his wife has suddenly abandoned him. After learning that she has enrolled in a writing program at an Iowa University, he decides to go after her and persuade her to return to him.


You’re Killing Me Susana
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And finally, the team who brought you Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions in Despicable Me 3. In theaters on June 30, 2017


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Trailer: ‘EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY’

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Check out the trailer below for Pantelion Films’ new romantic comedy Everybody Loves Somebody, which opens in theaters on February 17.

The cast includes Karla Souza (How To Get Away With Murder), Jose María Yazpik, Ben O’Toole, Alejandro Camacho, and Patricia Bernal.

In addition to its release in U.S. theaters, the film’s world premiere will take place on January 7 at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

SYNOPSIS: On the surface, the young and beautiful Clara Barron (Karla Souza) seems to have everything- a great job as an OB-GYN; a great house in LA; and a big fun-loving Mexican family. But, the one thing Clara doesn’t have figured out is her love life. Pressured by a family wedding in Mexico, Clara asks a co-worker to pose as her boyfriend for the weekend festivities – only to be caught by surprise when her ex-boyfriend (and family favorite) suddenly shows up after disappearing from her life completely. Torn, Clara must decide between going back to the past or open her heart to new and unexpected possibilities. In an adventure full of laughter, she learns that sometimes it takes the whole crazy family to help you find crazy love.

Spanish-Language Films as a Tool to Instill Use of the Language

Hispanic Heritage Month is recognized annually in America from mid-September through mid-October. It is a month where recognition is given to all Hispanics living in this country, especially those who have made a positive impact and contribution to society while embracing their culture. With the increase of the Hispanic population in America and the generational growth we have seen that it has become difficult to keep our children grounded and maintain our traditions, values and cultures. Yet it is imperative for Hispanic families to instill in their children these traditions at an early age. As a proud Latina it is my diverse culture of which I am most proud of. It is this pride that I too will share with my children someday.

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So how do we effortlessly pass on and instill our customs and traditions to our children? There’s various ways, but one of the first places to start is to inculcate the use of our language. Speaking to our children in Spanish at a young age will not only give them a competitive advantage in the long run, but it will organically immerse them into our culture. Nowadays, there are many tools that can help us really inculcate the use of Spanish in our homes – from bilingual books, to educational videos, mobile apps, and even Hollywood films. When it comes to movies, those that are dubbed in Spanish are a great resource. Learning to listen is essential to comprehending another language and by viewing a film in Spanish our children will absorb not only our culture but the language.

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With that in mind, on October 14 Pantelion Films is releasing the animated film, La Leyenda Del Chupacabras. This film not only promises to entertain families from all over the United States, but also to be a good tool for our children in experiencing one of our culture’s well-known folktales in Spanish. The storyline follows the character of Leo and his friends as they embark on a new adventure and encounter the well-known mythical creature of El Chupacabras. Abandoned to their fate, Leo and the rebels must fight the El Chupacabras and escape the convent they are in. As Leo struggles to survive he will discover the secret behind El Chupacabras and will have to make the most difficult decision of his life. The film will be available in select cities with subtitles.

You can view the trailer here:

This film by Anima Studios is one of many animated series that focus on popular Latino folktales including La Leyenda De Las Momias and La Leyenda de la Llorona. These films are definitely a perfect tool to practice the use of Spanish language and also provide a look into our culture, plus they’re super cute!

What are other ways you instill the use of Spanish and your Hispanic background to your kids?

Must-See Spanish-Language Movies Available at No Additional Cost During Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Comcast’s annual Xfinity FreePass Latino gives customers a two week all-access pass, at no additional cost, to discover and re-watch hundreds of Hispanic movies. From September 26 through October 9, 2016 FreePass Latino will be available across all Xfinity platforms including, Xfinity On Demand, Xfinity.com/Latino and via the Xfinity Go app.

This year, Comcast has partnered with Pantelion Films, Hollywood’s first Latino studio, and will make available several of the most popular movies at no additional cost during the two weeks of FreePass Latino. These titles include the highest-grossing Spanish-language film of all time,  Instructions Not Included; the first Spanish-language animated film to be widely released in the U.S., Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos; Casa de Mi Padre, featuring Gael Garcia Bernal and Will Ferrell; and Ladrones, starring telenovela superstars Fernando Colunga and Eduardo Yañez. And with the recent updates to Comcast’s state-of-the-art set-top box, the X1 platform, consumers can more easily navigate and access these films via the Voice Remote Control. This voice-activated feature allows consumers to simply say phrases in Spanish or English, like “Eugenio Derbez,” “Peliculas Mexicanas” or “Pantelion” and they will be taken to a screen with a list of all the appropriate titles associated with their request.

Don’t miss your chance at catching up with some of Pantelion Films’ best movies during this Hispanic Heritage Month. The following rental titles will be available to watch at no additional cost between September 26 and October 9 during Xfinity’s FreePass Latino. Find them under the “FreePass Tops Picks” folder.

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‘LA LEYENDA DEL CHUPACABRAS’ Trailer

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Hey everyone! Check out the first trailer of Lionsgate and Pantelion Films’ upcoming animated release, La Leyenda del Chupacabras. This family-fun film will make its theater debut on October 14!

SYNOPSIS: After his adventures with the mummies of Guanajuato and of being in the middle of the independence war, Leo San Juan is taken prisoner when he gets mistaken for an insurgent rebel by the royalist army soldiers while on his way back to Puebla. While locked in an old abandoned convent among other rebels, a frightening winged monster appears next to them: El Chupacabras, who attacks prisoners and guards alike. Abandoned to their fate, Leo and the rebels must fight the monster and escape before the royalists blow up the convent. As he struggles to survive he will discover the secret behind El Chupacabras and will have to make the most difficult decision of his life.

 

LA LEYENDA DEL CHUPACABRAS will open on October 14, 2016 in moderate release, from Lionsgate and Pantelion Films.
Cast: Eduardo España, Benny Mendoza, Mayte Cordero
Director: Alberto Rodriguez
Writers: Azan Cohen, Alberto Rodriguez
Producers: Fernando de Fuentes, Jose C. Garcia de Letona