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Ava DuVernay brings us the Academy Award-nominated film Selma, a riveting and emotional recount of the march, lead by Dr. Martin Luther King, on Selma, Alabama in 1965. The film stars Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo (Lee Daniels’ The Butler) with Oscar nominees Oprah Winfrey (The Color Purple), Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins), and Oscar award […]
- Anya Ferguson
Fans can bring home one of the most critically-acclaimed movies of 2014, Selma, which is currently available on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD. Oscar nominee David Oyelowo leads an all-star cast in this biopic, with the home video release coming just months after the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King's historic Civil Rights march. To celebrate the Blu-ray and DVD, we have a contest lined up where fans can take home copies of the Blu-ray.
Director Ava DuVernay delivers the "definitive depiction of the 1960s American civil rights movement" (Lou Lumenick, New York Post) with the incredible story of how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led the epic march from Selma to Montgomery to secure equal voting rights in an event that forever altered history. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary march. David Oyelowo is "mesmerizing" (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times) as Dr. King and leads »
On May 5, the Academy Award-nominated film Selma starring David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will make its home video debut on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. The kind folks at Paramount Home Entertainment have given us three copies of Selma on Blu-ray combo to award to our readers and that's precisely what this contest is for.
For a chance to win Selma, please fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.
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Selma chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in »
Tavis Smiley has teamed up with J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot shingle to adapt his 2014 book on Mlk, "Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year," for television. The New York Times bestselling author and award-winning talk show host recounts the trials and triumphs of the final 365 days of King's life, in the Little, Brown & Company-published book, including denunciations by the press, rejection from the president, dismissal by the country's black middle class and militants, assaults on his character, ideology, and political tactics, to name a few - all of which he had to rise above in order to continue to lead. No word yet on how the book will be adapted - whether as a miniseries, or a TV movie - nor do we know on what network it will land. It's also too early for casting news, »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Tavis Smiley has teamed up with J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot shingle to adapt his 2014 book on Mlk, "Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year," for television. The New York Times bestselling author and award-winning talk show host recounts the trials and triumphs of the final 365 days of King's life, in the Little, Brown & Company-published book, including denunciations by the press, rejection from the president, dismissal by the country's black middle class and militants, assaults on his character, ideology, and political tactics, to name a few - all of which he had to rise above in order to continue to lead. No word »
- Tambay A. Obenson
J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot has partnered with author/talk-show host Tavis Smiley to bring his book, Death Of A King, to the small screen. Bad Robot has acquired rights to the book about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final days in association with Warner Bros Television, where the company is based on the TV side. Published by Little, Brown & Co. last fall to solid reviews, Death Of A King tells the dramatic and untold story of King’s tumultuous last year leading to his 1968… »
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, Paramount Pictures will re-release its Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning film Selma nationwide for a special encore engagement. The film will play in theaters across the U.S. beginning Friday, March 20th. Tickets are on sale today online and at theater box offices. For a list of theaters and to purchase tickets, visit SelmaMovie.com.
Moviegoers who purchase a ticket to see Selma at a participating theater can receive an additional ticket free. This limited time offer is only available at participating theater box offices. Selma won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for "Glory" by Common & John Legend. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture and Golden Globe Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, Paramount Pictures will re-release its Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning film Selma nationwide for a special encore engagement.
Directed by Ava DuVernay, the film will play in theaters across the U.S. beginning Friday, March 20th.
Tickets are on sale today online and at theater box offices. For a list of theaters and to purchase tickets, visit www.SelmaMovie.com
Moviegoers who purchase a ticket to see Selma at a participating theater can receive an additional ticket free. This limited time offer is only available at participating theater box offices.
Selma won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for “Glory” by Common & John Legend. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture and Golden Globe Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director.
- Michelle McCue
Selma, the rousing civil rights epic I crowned the best film of 2014, is finally making its way to Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on May 5th, two weeks after it arrives on Digital HD platforms.
Ava DuVernay’s stunning depiction of how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led protesters from Selma to Montgomery to fight for equal voting rights is that rare biopic alive and responsive not only to the emotions of its time but also to how those emotions carry over to the modern era. It’s brilliantly acted, gorgeously shot and passionately written, all of which have convinced me it will be hailed as a masterpiece in the years to come.
Paramount Home Media Distribution is handling the release. Full specs are below, and the amount of extras included make the Blu-Ray for Selma a must-buy. Look for it this May.
Hailed as “extraordinary” (David Denby, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Hailed as “extraordinary” (David Denby, The New Yorker), “deeply moving” (Claudia Puig, USA Today) and “a triumph” (A.O. Scott, New York Times), director Ava DuVernay’s powerful drama Selma debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand May 5, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.
The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD April 21, 2015.
Embraced by critics and audiences alike, Selma was named one of the best films of the year by New York Times,New York Post, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Hollywood Reporter and many more. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture and won the Oscar for Best Original Song for John Legend and Common’s compelling tribute “Glory.”
- Michelle McCue
The critically acclaimed film Selma is coming to blu-ray in May, Paramount has revealed, with a handful of historical special features that will give you a deeper look at the events that inspired the movie. Come inside to learn exactly when you'll be able to bring it home.
If you missed Selma in theaters or simply want to relive the powerful story again, you'll get your chance in a couple months as the film hit's blu-ray on May 5, 2015. You can get all the information on what's coming on the disc thanks to the press release from Paramount:
Hailed as “extraordinary” (David Denby, The New Yorker), “deeply moving” (Claudia Puig, USA Today) and “a triumph” (A.O. Scott, New York Times), director Ava DuVernay’s powerful drama Selma debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand May 5, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
Looking back over the films I’ve watched lately, it appears that I’ve developed a thing for true-story features and documentaries. Short, long, downtown or small town, ho-downs or showdowns, I don’t think it matters as long as the quality and uniqueness is interesting and delivered by the filmmaker in an entertaining way. And that’s the thing about this form of filmmaking at the moment – they’re increasingly more compelling for mainstream audiences and feel more like cinema features rather than Sunday-night specials.
Sundance opened with Cartel Land and What Happened, Miss Simone? before closing with Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief and True Story. Next week’s South By South West (SXSW) Film Festival will open with nine documentaries before closing with 12 whilst next month’s Tribeca Film Festival (where this author will be in attendance) opens on April 15th with the Saturday Night Live »
- Sacha Hall
Fox News Channel (Fnc) has announced, via press release, that the network has hired minister and civil rights activist Dr. Alveda King as a contributor. In her role, Dr. King will provide social and cultural commentary across Fnc’s daytime and primetime programming. In making the announcement, Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO, Fox News, said, "Alveda has brilliantly carried the legacy of the King family to the next generation and has been a source of inspiration for many Americans. Her passion and mission for social change will be a valuable contribution to our network." The founder of Alveda King Ministries, Dr. King currently serves as Director of African-American Outreach at Priests for Life. She is the daughter of the late civil rights activist Rev. A. D. King and wife Naomi Barber King as well as the niece of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She has continued her »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Dr. Alveda King is Fox News Channel's latest contributor. The minister, civil rights and pro-life activist, vocal conservative and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has signed on to offer social and cultural commentary across the network's daytime and primetime blocks. "Alveda has brilliantly carried the legacy of the King family to the next generation and has been a source of inspiration for many Americans," said Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes in the announcement. "Her passion and mission for social change will be a valuable contribution to our network." Read More Martin Luther King
- Michael O'Connell
Author, journalist, and fellow First Time Fest juror Gay Talese hosted an Alabama Night in New York screening at Paramount Pictures of Ava DuVernay's Oscar nominated film Selma, a forceful and passionate look at a turning point in Civil Rights history. David Oyelowo in a spectacular performance as Martin Luther King Jr., Carmen Ejogo as his wife Coretta, Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson, Tim Roth as Alabama Governor George Wallace, Keith Stanfield as Jimmie Lee Jackson, with Oprah Winfrey, Common, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tessa Thompson, Dylan Baker, Giovanni Ribisi, Martin Sheen and Alessandro Nivola are part of the remarkable ensemble.
- Anne-Katrin Titze
It was a performance that triggered goose bumps at the Grammys - and for Beyoncé, her rendition of "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" had a deep, personal resonance. On Sunday night, the singer, 33, donned a flowing white frock as she stood still and sang the Gospel standard with a choir of black male singers, also clad in white, behind her. In a new video released by the singer, Beyoncé explains she seized the moment to showcase black men after a year of racial turmoil marked by deaths of unarmed black men including Michael Brown and Eric Garner. "I wanted to »
- Kathy Ehrich Dowd, @kathyehrichdowd
In a packed, standing-room-only South Carolina courtroom, seven black men in their 70s stood - or raised their hands - as their names were called and the dockets from their Feb. 1, 1961 convictions recited: "Offense, Trespassing; Disposition, guilty; Sentence, $100 or 30 days hard labor. Conditions, sent to chain gang." Fifty-four years after those men, most of them students at Rock Hill's Friendship College, served their 30 days for peacefully sitting down at a segregated lunch counter in Rock Hill, South Carolina, their convictions were overturned Wednesday morning to a standing ovation. South Carolina's 16th Circuit solicitor, Kevin Brackett, offered the still-living members of »
- Sandra Sobieraj Westfall
By Anjelica Oswald
The Imitation Game features Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, a mathematician and computer science pioneer who, along with his fellow code-breakers, broke the Nazi Enigma code to help end World War II. Though Turing was hailed as a hero, he was eventually arrested and prosecuted for homosexuality, along with 49,000 other British men and women. Turing chose to be chemically castrated rather than face imprisonment, so he could continue his work, and it is believed that he committed suicide a few years later. Queen Elizabeth II posthumously pardoned Turing in 2013.
On Jan. 21, Stephen Fry led a discussion about the The Imitation Game following a screening of the film for BAFTA voters, discussed Queen Elizabeth’s pardon and suggested that the 49,000 persecuted men and women should be as well. Chad Griffin, the president of Human Rights Campaign, which is honoring The Imitation Game at its Human Rights Gala on Jan. »
- Anjelica Oswald
Chicago – The excellent film “Selma” focuses on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But just as important as King were the marchers from supporting civil rights societies, such as the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (Sncc), and their leaders like James Forman, portrayed in the film by Trai Byers.
Byers is an up-and-coming actor, with “Selma” being his first major film after stints on the daytime drama “All My Children” and the revival of “90210.” But besides “Selma,” Byers has a high profile part as Andre Lyon, the son of lead character Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) on the huge new Fox Network hit, “Empire.” The freshman drama has already been picked up for a second season, and its maneuverings within the Shakespeare-in-the-music-industry vibe has connected with viewers.
Photo credit: Paramount Pictures
Trai Byers was in »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
6th Update, Tuesday, 3 Pm: Rentrak Theatrical filed the weekend’s actuals with Warner Bros.’ American Sniper counting a four-week cume through yesterday of $110.4M. Talk about the spoils of war: American Sniper propelled the 2015 box office, in its first 19 days, 3.6% percent over the same frame last year with $667M. It stands to reason that this would be the highest-grossing four-day Mlk weekend of all-time with $248.5M after American Sniper broke a slew of records, read Eastwood’s career-high bow, best three-day opening ever during January and February. Previous Mlk record was 2009 with $231.5M when Sony comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop zoomed up a four-day bow of $39.2M. American Sniper had the biggest theater average of the four-day weekend with $30,100, followed by Sony Classic’s Still Alice, which chalked up $20,685 PTA or $248K in 12 venues.
The consensus is that American Sniper is going to hold for another two weekends. Wide releases »
- Anthony D'Alessandro
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