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‘Reach Me,’ A Dozen More Reach Out To Specialty Film Audiences This Weekend

2 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

A long time in the making, Reach Me, from filmmaker/actor John Herzfeld brings ‘positive thinking’ and ‘self-help’ to the big screen. It stars a bevy of Herzfeld’s actor friends and friends of friends, including Sylvester Stallone, Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Connolly.

The title is one of a dozen or so newcomers opening in limited release this weekend. Music Box’s Happy Valley and Kino Lorber’s Monk With A Camera are among Friday’s debuting documentaries.

Happy Valley, named after the area where Pennsylvania State University is located, dives into the child sexual-abuse scandal that rocked Penn State, while Monk looks at an unlikely ascetic who gave up life in the fast lane.

Kino Lorber also is launching Iranian Western Vampire pic A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, which it is releasing with Vice Films. The title, which was born out of a previous short film, debuted at Sundance in January. »

- Brian Brooks

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Danny Trejo, John Savage, Linda Blair and Katherine Castro among those honored at the F.A.M.E. Awards

14 November 2014 10:45 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

On Thursday evening Hollywood played host to the 8th Annual Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards, which celebrates Film, Art, Music and Entertainment.

Among those honoured on the night were Danny Trejo, who was presented with Career Achievement Award: Latino Action Movie Star, along with John Savage (Lifetime Achievement Award: Male Actor) and Linda Blair (Career Achievement Award: Female Actor. Dominican Republic actress Katherine Castro was also presented with the International Breakthrough Artist of the Year award.

Here’s a full list of the winners…

Danny Trejo (Career Achievement: Latino Action Movie Star)

John Savage (Lifetime Achievement Award: Male Actor)

Linda Blair (Career Achievement Award: Female Actor)

Charlene Tilton (Primetime Television Female Actor)

David Longoria (Career Achievement Music Producer)

Bill Ward (Lifetime Achievement Drummer/Songwriter)

Murray SawChuck (Career Achievement Magical Arts)

Christina DeRosa (Rising Star Award)

Frazer Smith (Lifetime Achievement La Rock Radio Host)

Marc Canter (Literary Achievement in Rock »

- Gary Collinson

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Danny Trejo Takes Out ‘The Burning Dead’

10 November 2014 3:00 PM, PST | The Flickcast | See recent The Flickcast news »

Danny Trejo has become a versatile, and well liked action star with the unique ability to seamlessly transition between cheesy B flicks to summer blockbusters without loosing fan loyalty. Trejo is also equally comfortable taking minor or supporting roles as well as lead roles, and the fact that Danny Trejo’s name  receives top billing definitely […]

The post Danny Trejo Takes Out ‘The Burning Dead’ appeared first on The Flickcast. »

- Kara Grimoire

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Danny Trejo Machetes Volcanic Lava Zombies in The Burning Dead

9 November 2014 11:23 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Since zombie flicks have become a dime a dozen, you really need to have some sort of hook to make your zombie flick stand out. Zombies filled with lava? That’s new. Afm is that magical time of year when even… Continue Reading →

The post Danny Trejo Machetes Volcanic Lava Zombies in The Burning Dead appeared first on Dread Central. »

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Die Hard tops Time Out's list of the 100 greatest action films of all time

3 November 2014 9:25 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

I am partial to lists and the ranking of the greatest movies of all time, especially when broken down by genre. With over a hundred years worth of movies to choose from, it can sometimes be daunting to whittle a list down. Plus, any list is up for debate since folks don't always hold the same movies in the same regard. Take for instance this new list from the good folks at Time Out New York. Culled from over fifty "experts" including Danny Trejo, Zoe Bell, John »

- Alex Maidy

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Lightning gets hitched to Preggoland

29 October 2014 9:54 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Lightning Entertainment heads to the Afm with Jacob Tierney’s comedy that premiered in Toronto.

James Caan, Sonja Bennett, Danny Trejo, Paul Campbell and Laura Harris star in the tale of a hard-partying woman who fakes pregnancy to gain acceptance from her friends.

Bennett also wrote the screenplay to Preggoland. The producers are Kevin Eastwood, Dylan Collingwood and Robert Mitchell.

Acquisitions and sales consultant Richard S Guardian and svp of Lightning Entertainment Joseph Dickstein negotiated the deal with the producers.

Lightning’s international sales slate includes horror-thrillers Indigenous, Dark House and The Pack and dramatic thriller Ask Me Anything starring Britt Robertson. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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The Book of Life review: "A sunny and spirited animation"

21 October 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Jorge R. Gutierrez; Screenwriters: Jorge R. Gutierrez, Douglas Langdale; Starring: Channing Tatum, Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Ron Perlman, Danny Trejo, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube; Running time: 95 mins; Certificate: U

Mexican mythology provides the inspiration for The Book of Life, a sunny and spirited animation that's as much about what happens after we leave this mortal coil. Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana and Diego Luna lend their voices, each in the corner of a love triangle that spans three beautifully realised worlds: the Land of the Living, the Land of the Remembered and the Land of the Forgotten.

At the centre of some cosmic turbulence is Manolo (Luna), the son of a bullfighter who is expected to follow in dad's footsteps, but Manolo would rather play his guitar and serenade the town beauty Maria (Saldana). Rivalling him for Maria's affections is best pal Joaquin (Tatum), a bit of a blowhard who »

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Robert Rodriguez Sues Over Unpaid $7.7 Million for ‘Sin City 2,’ ‘Machete Kills’

17 October 2014 6:49 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez has sued the financers of “Sin City 2″ and “Machete Kills,” alleging non-payment of $7.7 million.

The suit was filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court by Rodriguez and his affiliate companies against Sergei Bespalov, Marina Bespalov, Maddartico, Vrelonovama, Aldamisa Entertainment and SC2 Productions.

It alleged breach of contract and fraud. The suit seeks a jury trial and unspecified damages.

“In order to induce Plaintiffs to enter into agreements with various of the Defendants relating to the Pictures, Defendants, including, specifically, Sergei Bespalov, falsely assured and represented to Plaintiffs that Defendants had more than sufficient financial resources and cash flow – not only from and related to the Pictures, but also from other projects – to honor all of their financial obligations to Plaintiffs.”

The suit alleged that when the money was not paid as promised, Rodriguez paid from his own funds to “Machete Kills” screenwriter Kyle Ward.

Plaintiffs include Fifth Brain Inc. »

- Dave McNary

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Film Review: ‘The Book of Life’ Has Uninspired Tale to Tell

16 October 2014 9:55 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Unfortunately you can’t judge “The Book Of Life” by its cover. The movie draws on the fertile imagery of the Mexican “Day Of The Dead” to create its own animated world. The animation is excellent and the wooden characters seem to spring to life – but those performances are as wooden as a board.

Which also describes my feelings for most of this uninspired journey…bored.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

The film doesn’t have the courage to go its own way, instead it uses the window dressing of its distinctive look to paper over a story that is firmly stuck in the material world of mediocrity. Trouble begins from the onset with an uninspired framing device involving grade school slackers touring a museum and learning about the Mexican cultural traditions – complete with a map showing Mexico with a giant bandito mustache. These modern characters seem to have been inspired by the »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Ambi Pictures to remake Princess

16 October 2014 5:28 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ambi Pictures acquires English-language remake rights to Princess.

Ambi Pictures Group has acquired the English-language remake rights to Arto Halonen’s Finnish feature Princess, based on the true story of cabaret dancer Anna Lappalainen.

Ambi’s Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi are financing and producing the remake with an eye toward aligning with A-list female talent for the picture.

Sales arm Ambi Distribution is handling worldwide sales.

Ambi’s president of worldwide sales and acquisitions, Julie Sultan, brought the project to Ambi and will develop and produce with Iervolino and Bacardi.

Produced by Art Films, Princess starred many of Finland’s leading actors including Katja Kuttner, Samuli Edelmann, Krista Kosonen and Peter Franzen, and was the fiction debut of documentary filmmaker Halonen, director of Shadow of the Holy Book, Pavlov’s Dogs and The Magnetic Man.

Princess tells the true story of former cabaret dancer Anna Lappalainen’s redemptive struggle with insanity, who checked »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Exclusive Interview: Talking 'The Book of Life' With Jorge Gutierrez

14 October 2014 8:21 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Over the weekend I had a chance to speak with director Jorge Guiterrez about his new film "The Book of Life," which is also produced by Guillermo del Toro. The look of the film is inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos) celebrations.

"The Book of Life" is the journey of Manolo (Diego Luna), a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, "The Book of Life" encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.

Here is what Guiterrez had to say about the film.

For me, when I first saw the film, I thought of it as elements of a video game. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Exclusive Clip from animated Guillermo del Toro-produced The Book of Life

7 October 2014 6:05 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Guillermo del Toro is well-known for his unique style and now he's helping to bring those same sensibilities to the animated tale, The Book Of Life, from writer/director Jorge R. Gutierrez, which follows the title character, Manolo, as he traverses life and death in some fantastical realms to reunite with the love of his life. The film stars the voice talents of Diego Luna, Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, and Danny Trejo, who make up what looks »

- Paul Shirey

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Sgn Launches Mobile Game Collaboration With Fox Digital Tied to Guillermo Del Toro's ‘Book of Life’

7 October 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Developer and game publisher Sgn launched its first collaboration with Fox Digital Entertainment, the mobile game release “Book of Life: Sugar Smash.” The game is tied to the upcoming “Book of Life,” an animated feature produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez. The film's voice cast includes Channing Tatum, Zoë Saldana, Diego Luna, Ron Perlman, Ice Cube, Danny Trejo, Cheech Marin, Placido Domingo, and Christina Applegate, many of whom are also featured voices in the game. The game and film will both be available on Oct. 17. Also read: Sgn Names New President, Plans to Release 9 Games. »

- Gina Hall

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Win A Family Four-Pack of Tickets To The Advance Screening of The Book Of Life In St. Louis

6 October 2014 1:57 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Featuring the voices of Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Hector Elizondo, Diego Luna, Zoë Saldana, Danny Trejo, Channing Tatum and Ron PerlmanThe Book Of Life is a vibrant fantasy-adventure that tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village.

The cast also includes Cheech Marin, Hector Elizondo, tenor Placido Domingo, plus Ana de la Reguera (Nacho Libre, Eastbound and Down), Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included), comedian Gabriel Iglesias (Stand-up Revolution), and Danny Trejo (Machete).

The Book Of Life’s original score and songs are by two-time Academy Award-winner Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain). The film is produced by filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and directed by Jorge Gutierrez. Gutierrez also wrote the screenplay with Doug Langdale.

The Book Of Life Hits Theaters Everywhere On October 17th. »

- Michelle McCue

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The Book Of Life Original Film Soundtrack Available on iTunes

3 October 2014 5:48 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

20th Century Fox has released the original soundtrack for their highly anticipated film, The Book Of Life. Effectively capturing the distinctive Latin American flavor found in the movie and featuring 18 eclectic tracks, the soundtrack is available on iTunes now, and physical copies will also be available on Amazon on October 13.

Digital album on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/bookoflife-ost

Physical album on Amazon: http://smarturl.it/bookoflife-ost-cd

Visit SoundCloud for a sneak peak Here: https://soundcloud.com/sony-soundtracks/sets/the-book-of-life-original

Track Listing: 1.            Live Life – Jesse & Joy 2.            The Apology Song – La Santa Cecilia 3.            No Matter Where You Are – Us the Duo 4.            I Love You Too Much – Diego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla 5.            I Will Wait – Joe Matthews, Diego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla 6.            Mas – Kinky 7.            Cielito Lindo – Plácido Domingo 8.            Creep – Diego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla 9.            Can’t Help Falling In Love With YouDiego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla 10.          Ecstasy Of Gold – Gustavo Santaolalla 11.          Do »

- Michelle McCue

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Sarah Jessica Parker Set To Topline ‘All Roads Lead to Rome’

2 October 2014 10:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – Sarah Jessica Parker (“Sex and the City”) will play the lead role in romcom “All Roads Lead to Rome,” which Swedish director Ella Lemhagen (“The Crown Jewels,” “Patrick Aged 1,5″) will direct.

Rome and L.A.-based Ambi Pictures, headed by Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, and Paradox Studio’s Mikael Wiren are financing the picture.

Iervolino and Bacardi are producing with Silvio Muraglia of Paradox Studios. Wiren is executive producing. Ambi Group worldwide’s L.A.-based sales arm Ambi Distribution, headed by Julie Sultan, will handle international sales.

Ella Lemhagen will direct from a screenplay by Cindy Meyers, Josh Appignanesi and herself. Principal photography is set to start in October in Rome. Italy recently introduced a generous 25% tax credit for foreign productions.

“All Roads” revolves around an uptight woman named Maggie (Parker) and her former Italian lover, Luca, who go on a road trip across scenic Italy pursuing »

- Nick Vivarelli

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'The Book Of Life' Exclusive Featurette - Heart of A Hero

1 October 2014 9:02 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

20th Century Fox have provided Latino-Review with an Exclusive "Book of Life" featurette. Diego Luna stars in the Guillermo del Toro-produced animation as Manolo. 

Luna talks about his character who goes on this insane journey into the land of the remembered, who is hero with no special powers, his only strength is Love.

The film co-stars the voice talents of Channing Tatum, Zoë Saldana, Ice Cube, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Kate del Castillo, Cheech Marin, Placido Domingo, Hector Elizondo, Ana de la Reguera, Eugenio Derbez, Gabriel Iglesias, Ricardo “El Mandril” Sanchez, and Danny Trejo.

"The Book of Life" is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Reach Me Trailer Stars Sylvester Stallone And Tom Sizemore

25 September 2014 12:11 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Here’s a look at the brand new trailer for Reach Me. The huge cast includes Sylvester Stallone, Tom Berenger, Kevin Connolly, Kyra Sedgwick, Nelly, Cary Elwes, Thomas Jane, Terry Crews, Danny Aiello, Kelsey Grammer, Lauren Cohan, Ryan Kwanten, Danny Trejo and Tom Sizemore.

My kind of movie – it’s filled by a lot of stars and actor Tom Sizemore!

A motivational book written by a mysterious man (Tom Berenger) goes viral and quickly gains popularity, inspiring a group of people that includes a journalist (Kevin Connolly), his editor (Sylvester Stallone), a former inmate (Kyra Sedgwick), a hip-hop mogul (Nelly), an actor (Cary Elwes) and an undercover cop (Thomas Jane) to re-evaluate their choices and decisions by confronting their fears in hopes of creating more positive lives.

Reach Me is written/directed by John Herzfield (15 Minutes) and is produced by Rebekah Chaney, Cassian Elwes, John Herzfield, and Buddy Patrick.

Millennium »

- Melissa Thompson

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Second 'Reach Me' Trailer with Sylvester Stallone and Danny Trejo

24 September 2014 5:33 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director John Herzfeld, who appeared on screen with Sylvester Stallone in Cobra, returns to direct the action icon in the ensemble drama Reach Me. A motivational book inspires a group of people who decide to confront their fears in the second trailer for this November release, featuring such actors as Danny Trejo, Tom Berenger,&#160Kevin Connolly,&#160Kyra Sedgwick,&#160Nelly,&#160Cary Elwes,&#160Thomas Jane,&#160Terry Crews, Danny Aiello, Kelsey Grammer, Lauren Cohan, Ryan Kwanten, and Tom Sizemore. Take a look, and then be sure to check out Reach Me in theaters and on VOD this fall:

A motivational book written by a mysterious man (Tom Berenger) goes viral and quickly gains popularity, inspiring a group of people that includes&#160a&#160journalist (Kevin Connolly), his editor (Sylvester Stallone),&#160a former inmate (Kyra Sedgwick), a hip-hop mogul (Nelly), an actor (Cary Elwes) and an undercover cop (Thomas Jane) to re-evaluate their choices and »

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Reach Me Trailer and Poster Starring Sylvester Stallone, Terry Crews, Thomas Jane, and the Rest of the 323 Area Code

24 September 2014 3:32 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Wow.  Fifteen years after Paul Thomas Anderson's valley opus Magnolia, we get the Millenium Entertainment take on Altman-esque sprawl with Reach Me.  This film looks a bit out of its mind, but maybe it's in the service of some kind of mad genius.  All I know is it doesn't look boring, even though it seems to be in search of a consistent tone (it oscillates wildly between serious pathos and comic relief). I will indeed be seeing it. Hit the jump for the Reach Me trailer and poster.  The film was directed by John Herzfeld and stars Sylvester StalloneTom BerengerKevin Connolly,  Danny Trejo, Kyra SedgwickNellyCary ElwesThomas JaneTerry Crews, Danny Aiello, Kelsey Grammer, Lauren Cohan, Ryan Kwanten, as well as Tom Sizemore. Trailer courtesy of Deadline: Here's the official synopsis: A motivational book written by a mysterious man (Tom Berenger) goes viral and quickly gains popularity, »

- Evan Dickson

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