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Vision Films Nabs ‘The Scent of Rain & Lightning’; House Of Film Acquires ‘Little Gandhi’ — Afm Briefs

Vision Films has acquired the international sales rights to thriller The Scent of Rain & Lightning, which will be presented at the annual American Film Market in Santa Monica. Blake Robbins directed the film, which stars Maika Monroe (It Follows), Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), Will Patton (Falling Skies), Bonnie Bedelia (Parenthood), Justin Chatwin (Shameless), Aaron Poole (The Void), Logan Miller (Before I Fall), Brad Carter (True Detective) and Maggie Grace
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Dominic Monaghan & Will Patton To Star In ‘Radioflash’; Augie Duke & Michael Reed Join ‘6:45’

Dominic Monaghan & Will Patton To Star In ‘Radioflash’; Augie Duke & Michael Reed Join ‘6:45’
Dominic Monaghan and Will Patton have been set to star in Radioflash, an indie survival thriller from writer-director Ben McPherson. The pic is set at the height of the digital age in the year 2020, when day-to-day life is fully automated and connected through a vast network of wires and cables circling the globe. When a nuclear device causes an electromagnetic pulse that kills power to more than 200 million people, a teenage girl (Brighton Sharbino) must help lead her…
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Top 5 Football Films

Grab your beer, set your lineups and welcome the new football season! Yes, thats right! The 2017-2018 NFL season is here and to help kickoff this season I’ve decided to do a top five dedicated to films about the sport. I have always loved the sport since I was a kid. From playing “Tecmo Bowl”, “Madden” just about every year and NFL Blitz to playing the real thing for a number of years. I love the sport almost as much as I love movies. When you put the two together you can get some really memorable films. Here’s my picks for top five football films.

Little Giants

It seems like each sport has at least one film made for children. Baseball has Sandlot, hockey has Mighty Ducks, basketball has Space Jam and so on. Well when it comes to football that film is Little Giants. The Little Giants
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'Blade Runner': The Final Cut in Uhd; Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

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Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Megan Leavey (biographical drama; Kate Mara, Ramon Rodriguez, Tom Felton, Bradley Whitford, Will Patton, Edie Falco, Common; rated PG-13) Rough Night (comedy; Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, Zoë Kravitz, Paul W. Downs, Ty Burrell, Demi Moore; includes gag reel; rated R) Paris Can Wait (romantic comedy; Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin; rated PG) The Wedding Plan (romantic comedy; Noa Koler, Oz Zehavi; rated PG) Lost in Paris (romantic comedy; Fiona Gordon...

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Shots Fired: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on Fox?

Vulture WatchWill Ashe and Preston remain on the case? Has the Shots Fired TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Fox? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Shots Fired season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About?Airing on the Fox television network, Shots Fired stars Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Stephen Moyer, Will Patton, Mack Wilds, Aisha Hinds, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Conor Leslie, DeWanda Wise, and Richard Dreyfuss. Helen Hunt, Jill Hennessy, and Dennis Haysbert guest star.A timely mystery drama thriller, Shots Fired is a 10-hour limited series which explores the tense aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a small North Carolina town. When African-American Deputy
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‘In the Soup’: You Can Help Save the Only Existing Archival Print of Sundance Winner Before It’s Lost Forever

‘In the Soup’: You Can Help Save the Only Existing Archival Print of Sundance Winner Before It’s Lost Forever
For its twenty-fifth anniversary, Alexandre Rockwell’s 1992 Sundance winner “In the Soup” is asking for a big gift — but a necessary one. Indie distributor ​Factory 25​ has now launched a crowdfunding campaign to finance the repair and preservation of the film, aiming to make it available digitally and on Blu-ray for the first time.

And while the allure of catching the pioneering feature — the one that beat out “Reservoir Dogs” at the lauded festival, no less — is compelling enough on its own, the real reason for the urgency of the campaign is something else entirely: without this restoration, the film will likely no longer exist. The only existing archival print of the feature is badly damaged, and without the addition of crowdfunded financing, Grady will be unable to restore the film.

Read MoreWes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ Crowdfunding Campaign Raises Over $250k for Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation

“‘In the Soup
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Shots Fired: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on Fox?

Vulture WatchWill Ashe and Preston remain on the case? Has the Shots Fired TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Fox? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Shots Fired season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About?Airing on the Fox television network, Shots Fired stars Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Stephen Moyer, Will Patton, Mack Wilds, Aisha Hinds, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Conor Leslie, DeWanda Wise, and Richard Dreyfuss. Helen Hunt, Jill Hennessy, and Dennis Haysbert guest star.A timely mystery drama thriller, Shots Fired is a 10-hour limited series which explores the tense aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a small North Carolina town. When African-American Deputy
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Cinestate’s “The Narrow Caves” audiobook release, exclusive clip

Cinestate’s “The Narrow Caves” audiobook release, exclusive clip
Dallas Sonnier, most known for producing Bone Tomahawk, has launched a new media company, Cinestate, which focuses on entertainment on various formats. Cinestate recently released a new audiobook, The Narrow Caves, which is adapted from a script by S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk). Narrated by Will Patton, The Narrow Caves stars Vincent D’Onofio (Full Metal Jacket, The Cell), Wyatt […]
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The Scent Of Rain And Lightning review

Maika Monroe, Maggie Grace and Bonnie Bedelia star in The Scent Of Rain And Thunder - an unmissable indie thriller...

There are some movies that come at us with all the subtlety of a charging rhino. There are others that encourage us to lean in, listen closely, and absorb every detail. The Scent Of Rain And Lightning, a mystery-thriller based on a novel by Nancy Pickard, falls into the latter category - which is one reason why it's such a must-see movie.

Told with intimate close-ups and a dreamlike blurring of the past and present, The Scent Of Rain And Lightning tells the story of Jody Linder (Maika Monroe), an Oklahoman 20-something whose psychological wounds are reopened when a lank-haired, loathsome character named Billy (Brad Carter) is suddenly released from prison. When Jody was still a child, her parents were both brutally murdered, and the finger of suspicion quickly fell on Billy.
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Megan Leavey: Kate Mara and Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite Talks About The True Story and Working With Dogs

In one of the most touching stories, Megan Leavey will leave you with a tearful joy on a story about a female marine and a bomb sniffing dog.

Based on a true story, a female marine develops a relationship with a military combat dog while being deployed in Iraq. The dog manages to save her life as she attempts to save his life in return.

The film stars Kate Mara, Tom Felton, Bradley Whitford, Common, Geraldine James, Edie Falco, Will Patton and Ramon Rodriguez. It marks the feature narrative film debut for director Gabriela Cowperthwaite (Blackfish).

Megan Leavey is currently playing in theaters nationwide today.

Check out our sit-down interview below with actress Kate Mara and director Gabriela Cowperthwaite.

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Kate Mara deserves awards consideration for “Megan Leavey”

Surprises when you’re in this line of work are rare. Despite being an animal lover and a dog owner, Megan Leavey was not a movie that was on my radar whatsoever. So, it was an utter delight to come across this earlier on this week and discover that it’s really terrific. Opening today, it’s a true life drama that tugs at your heartstrings in a very real way. Seamlessly blending the “boy and his dog” story, with a gender reversal, with a modern military tale, it works in a big way. This is much more than the tale of a girl and her dog. It’s a tale of friendship, heroism, and sacrifice. It’s one of the year’s best films so far. This true story centers on title character Megan Leavey (Kate Mara), a troubled and aimless woman who found mean in the armed forces,
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Film Review: Discerning the Heroes is Tough in ‘Megan Leavey’

Chicago – The poster is what gives away “Megan Leavey” the most. The titular soldier, and her bomb-sniffing dog, below a billowing American flag. So which war is it? Why, it’s the Iraq invasion, where the U.S. military and the politicians at home “freed” the Iraqi citizens from a peaceful life. Making a dog story out of that boondoggle doesn’t make it any more palatable, except to “support the troops.”

Rating: 2.0/5.0

Eventually the film feels like propaganda, because it takes aways all the nastiness of war – and its heinous injuries – and reduces it to platitudes about a girl and her dog. This is based-on-truth, as they say, and adding in uncomfortable working class scenarios about the soldier’s family can’t save the observation that the film is exploitative regarding the real Megan’s life. Surprisingly, there was a similar film about a bomb-sniffing dog in Iraq called
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Movie Review – Megan Leavey (2017)

Megan Leavey, 2017.

Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite.

Starring Kate Mara, Ramon Rodríguez, Tom Felton, Common, Geraldine James, Edie Falco, Will Patton, and Bradley Whitford.

Synopsis:

Based on the true life story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq.

A few short weeks ago Netflix released War Machine, which at this point proved that filmmakers are beating a dead horse by consistently criticizing the war in Iraq, how it was handled by politicians and soldiers alike, and by generally being another antiwar movie (this one isn’t a bad thing, but the point still stands). Essentially, I ended that review with a plea for the next Iraqi-based war flick to do something, anything different. Thankfully, Megan Leavey (based on the true story of the titular real-life war hero and her equally heroic canine bomb sniffer Rex
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'Megan Leavey' Review: True Story of War Veteran and Her Dog Earns Your Tears

'Megan Leavey' Review: True Story of War Veteran and Her Dog Earns Your Tears
Confession: I'm a dog lover. So take this praise with a grain of salt if you must – but Megan Leavey had me at first bark. Based on a true story (no, really!), this war drama deftly sidesteps the paths that suck you down in sentimental quicksand. Oh, you'll cry all right. But the movie earns your tears.

Kate Mara is raw and riveting in the title role, a marine who ends up in combat in Iraq with Rex, a bomb-sniffing German shepherd in the Military Police K9 unit. Nobody likes Rex.
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‘Megan Leavey’ Review: Kate Mara Heroically Saves An Uneven Military Biopic That Can’t Stop Chasing Its Tail

‘Megan Leavey’ Review: Kate Mara Heroically Saves An Uneven Military Biopic That Can’t Stop Chasing Its Tail
A true story so pure that it almost grants its teller the permission to be sloppy, Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s “Megan Leavey” is a bit of a mess from the moment it starts, but it’s hard to completely dismiss any movie with a soul this strong, just as it would be hard to dismiss a disobedient puppy so long as its tail keeps wagging. An unlikely mutt that crossbreeds the cuteness of “Must Love Dogs” with the suspense of “The Hurt Locker,” “Megan Leavey” is the kind of movie that writes itself, and often feels as though it has.

Based on the very real, very believable bond between a young marine corporal and the volatile German Shepherd with whom she partners during her tours of duty in Iraq, this broadly engaging drama is gripping when it deals with the details of being a woman on the front lines, and it
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Can Wonder Woman Stop The Mummy from Terrorizing the Box Office?

Can Wonder Woman Stop The Mummy from Terrorizing the Box Office?
Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman headed into its box office opening weekend with a myriad of contrasting projections, with some predicting a debut between $65 million and $85 million, while others projected as high as a $105 million debut. As it turns out, the latter projection was more accurate, with the actual numbers coming in even higher than the estimates, with Wonder Woman earning $103.2 million in its debut. This weekend, the superhero adventure goes up against three wildly different films, Universal's The Mummy reboot, A24's thriller It Comes At Night and Bleecker Street's true story adaptation Megan Leavey. While it may be a closer race than some may expect, Wonder Woman should repeat atop the box office for its second straight weekend with $56.7 million.

Box Office Mojo reports that The Mummy reboot is slated to open in 4,000 theaters, and while both It Comes at Night and Megan Leavey are expected to debut in wide release,
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Film Review: ‘Megan Leavey’

Film Review: ‘Megan Leavey’
Megan Leavey” is a wartime romance, the twist being that it’s of the platonic interspecies variety. Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s based-on-a-true-story drama recounts the deep bond shared by a Marine and her German Shepherd, which was forged in training, strengthened in combat, and cemented in retirement. Often too clunky for its own good, and (ahem) doggedly apolitical throughout, this earnest feel-good tale nonetheless manages to pull on the heartstrings with sufficient gentleness. Aided by a charismatic lead turn from star Kate Mara (and her canine sidekick as well), it should receive a warm, if perhaps not heroic, welcome from theatrical audiences.

Her life going nowhere fast in 2003, Megan (Mara) finds it untenable to continue living at home in Valley Cottage, New York, with her shrill divorced mother (Edie Falco), who’s now shacked up with the man (Will Patton) for whom she left Megan’s father (Bradley Whitford). Thus, for reasons only briefly sketched,
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Megan Leavey Review: Could have you in tears of joy

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Megan Leavey Review: Could have you in tears of joy
Megan Leavey Bleecker Street Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite Written by: Pamela Gray, Annie Mumolo, Tim Lovestedt Cast: Kate Mara, Ramón Rodríguez, Tom Felton, Bradley Whitford, Will Patton, Sam Keeley, Common, Edie Falco Screened at: Critics’ link, NYC, Opens: June 9, 2017 When I was a kid I thought that Norman Ferguson and Tee He’s “Pinocchio” was […]

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Free Screenings of Megan Leavey for Military Personnel at Regal Theaters on May 30th

Bleecker Street & Ld Entertainment have joined forces with At&T Thanks, Regal Cinemas and MovieTickets.com to bring the true life story, Megan Leavey, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite to service members ahead of the June 9, 2017 nationwide release of the film.

At&T Thanks, Regal Cinemas and MovieTickets.com will generously sponsor over 190 screenings of the film on May 30th as part of National Military Appreciation Month at participating Regal Cinemas. Active and retired service members will be invited to attend a free screening of the film in advance through At&T Thanks and Regal Cinemas. MovieTickets.com will facilitate ticket fulfillment.

Tickets will be available starting Monday, May 22, 2017 at www.att.com/thanksmilitary. For a list of participating locations, please visit www.regmovies.com/promotions/megan-leavey-screening.

Tyler Dinapoli, President of Marketing, Media and Research for Bleecker Street, said, “We’re proud to work with At&T Thanks, Regal Cinemas and MovieTickets.
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Shots Fired: Season One Ratings

Fox introduced a few new law enforcement TV shows, in the 2016-17 television season. While Lethal Weapon has already been renewed for a second season, Apb is struggling in the TV ratings and could be cancelled. Which path will the new Shots Fired TV show follow? Will it be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.Airing on the Fox television network, Shots Fired stars Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Stephen Moyer, Will Patton, Mack Wilds, Aisha Hinds, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Conor Leslie, DeWanda Wise, and Richard Dreyfuss. Helen Hunt, Jill Hennessy, and Dennis Haysbert guest star.A timely mystery drama thriller, Shots Fired is a 10-hour limited series which explores the tense aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a small North Carolina town. When African-American Deputy Joshua Beck (Wilds) shoots and kills an unarmed
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