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Mayhem 2014: ‘Predestination’ Review

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Stars: Ethan Hawke, Noah Taylor, Sarah Snook, Elise Jansen, Christopher Kirby, Madeleine West, Cate Wolfe, Jim Knobeloch, Freya Stafford, Lucinda Armstrong Hall, Rob Jenkins, Christopher Stollery | Written by Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig | Directed by The Spierig Brothers

Back in 2003, the Spierig Brothers directed a low budget farmhouse zombie horror called Undead. It was an entertaining and imaginative debut, and everyone looked forward to their next offering. It turned out we had to wait a while. In 2009, they released Daybreakers. Another imaginative genre offering, with an entertaining cast and some neat ideas. What would their next movie be?

After another long wait, we arrive in 2014 with Predestination.

Shown as the opening film for day four of the festival, Predestination is a difficult film to talk about without totally ruining it. So I’ll give you this much: after a tense opening sequence which introduces us to the film’s antagonist the
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'Predestination' Trailer Sends Ethan Hawke Back in Time

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'Predestination' Trailer Sends Ethan Hawke Back in Time
Ethan Hawke goes on a journey through time and space in the new trailer for Predestination. The project reunites the actor with Daybreakers directors Peter Spierig and Michael Spierig for this time travel thriller, which follows a Temporal Agent (Ethan Hawke) who embarks on his final assignment, to track down the criminal he has been chasing his entire career.

Noah Taylor, Sarah Snook and Christopher Kirby co-star in this thriller that debuted at the South By Southwest Film Festival in March, but doesn't have a domestic release date set at this time.

Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent (Ethan Hawke) sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

Predestination comes to theaters in 2014 and stars Ethan Hawke,
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DVD Review - The 25th Reich (2012)

The 25th Reich, 2012.

Directed by Stephen Amis.

Starring Jim Knobeloch, Serge De Nardo, Angelo Salamanca, Jak Wyld and Dan Balcaban.

Synopsis:

During World War II, five Us soldiers are selected to travel forward in time to protect the world from the tyranny of Hitler's 25th Reich.

There has always been in this argument within the film medium that certain movies can be ‘so bad that they’re actually good’ which is what I feel the filmmaking team behind The 25th Reich were going for. However, when going down this route you walk a very thin line between ‘so bad it’s good’ and ‘so bad it’s awful’.

The 25th Reich almost feels like it could have come from the back catalogue of the Troma movies, with a plot surrounding time travel and giant robot spider-Nazis. It’s completely insane which is why it should have been great, but unfortunately
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The Revenant: Release Details for Zombie Comedy

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Lightning Entertainment has announced that they will handle the DVD and VOD release of the zombie comedy The Revenant. We have the official press release, which also mentions a limited theatrical release this August:

“Worldwide rights holder Lightning Entertainment has struck a deal with notable New York-based independent distribution company Paladin to handle the theatrical release of the award-winning horror comedy The Revenant, it was announced today by Lightning president Robert Beaumont, and Paladin’s president Mark Urman.

Paladin plans to release the film theatrically in August in an initial 10 markets. That same day, the film will be available as a premium V.O.D., as part of an event driven day-and-date Ultra VOD bow through Lightning’s distribution arm, Lightning Media.

The DVD will be released through Lionsgate under Lightning Media’s on-going partnership with the company.

The deal with Paladin was negotiated by Lightning Entertainment’s Joseph Dickstein,
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Lightning Entertainment Teams With Paladin To Release Horror Comedy The Revenant In U.S.

Worldwide rights holder Lightning Entertainment has struck a deal with notable New York-based independent distribution company Paladin to handle the theatrical release of the award-winning horror comedy The Revenant, it was announced today by Lightning president Robert Beaumont, and Paladin.s president Mark Urman.

Paladin plans to release the film theatrically in August in an initial 10 markets. That same day, the film will be available as a premium V.O.D., as part of an event driven day-and-date Ultra VOD bow through Lightning.s distribution arm, Lightning Media.

The DVD will be released through Lionsgate under Lightning Media.s on-going partnership with the company.

The deal with Paladin was negotiated by Lightning Entertainment.s Joseph Dickstein, Svp of acquisitions and Audrey Delaney, VP of acquisitions and business development, and Paladin.s Urman.

Starring David Anders (the CW.s .The Vampire Diaries.) and Chris Wylde (The Ten), The Revenant is written
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Lightning Entertainment Acquires International Rights To Whole Lotta Sole Starring Brendan Fraser & Timur Bekmambetov’s 3D Animated Kikoriki: Team Invincible

Dynamic international distribution company Lightning Entertainment has picked up international rights to two new feature films making their market premieres; the comedy Whole Lotta Sole starring Brendan Fraser (The Mummy franchise) and directed by Oscar winner Terry George (Hotel Rwanda) and Kikoriki: Team Invincible, the Russian 3D animated-adventure comedy film from the Riki Group and produced by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted), it was announced today by Robert Beaumont, President of Lightning Entertainment.

The dramatic comedy Whole Lotta Sole world premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival and received rave reviews from critics, whilst Kikoriki comes to the market hot on the heels of its impressive $8.5 million box office run in its native Russia.

.Lightning continues to acquire top-notch material to present to international buyers with Whole Lotta Sole from the talented Terry George and the Russian animated adventure, Kikoriki: Team Invincible from powerhouse producer Timur Bekmambetov,. commented Beaumont. .Both films are highly accessible,
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Lightning Entertainment Finds Love And Honor Starring Liam Hemsworth

Lighting Entertainment (.Lightning.), the Santa Monica-based sales, production and distribution company has acquired International sales rights in all media to the romantic drama Love And Honor (formerly known as Awol) starring Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games), it was announced today by Lightning President Robert Beaumont. Lightning will premiere the film for international buyers at the upcoming Cannes Film Market.

Aussie thesp Hemsworth is joined by some of the most talented actors emerging in film right now including Austin Stowell (Dolphin Tale), Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies), Aimee Teegarden (Scream 4), Chris Lowell (The Help) and Wyatt Russell (Cowboys And Aliens). The film is directed by Danny Mooney who makes his directorial debut. Love And Honor is written by Jim Burnstein and Garrett K. Schiff, and is a love story in the tradition of films like The Notebook and The Lucky One, about a soldier who secretly returns home from the war
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Lightning Entertainment’s Slate Of New Titles For Cannes Includes Chris Colfer’s Struck By Lightning

Lightning Entertainment has acquired international rights to five feature films and will present the slate of new titles, including the star-studded comedy Struck By Lightning written by and starring Glee.s Chris Colfer, to buyers at the upcoming Cannes Film Market, it was announced today by Robert Beaumont, President of Lightning Entertainment.

Struck By Lightning will make its market premiere at the Marché du Film following its Tribeca Film Festival world debut where it received an overwhelmingly positive response. Servitude will also make its market premiere with promotional footage being shown for family film Heaven.S Door and South African thriller One Last Look. Black South-easter is currently in production.

.We are thrilled to present this eclectic slate of new titles featuring films from across the globe to our buyers at Cannes and we are incredibly excited that both Struck By Lightning and Servitude will be making their market premieres next month,
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The 25th Reich Teaser Trailer and Poster

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Check out the new poster and teaser trailer for The 25th Reich.Based on the classic novella, 50,000 Years Until Tomorrow by J.J. Solomon, and with a screenplay penned by David Richardson, Serge DeNardo, and Stephen Amis – the movie is a homage to sci-fi and WWII movies of the 1950′s. Starring, Jim Knobeloch (Heaven’s Gate, [...]

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UFOs! Nazis! Robot Spiders! Behold the Trailer for The 25th Reich!

The headline pretty much says it all. Director Stephen Amis’ upcoming time-traveling actioner “The 25th Reich” — which is based on the novel “50,000 Years Until Tomorrow” — looks to be a hell of a lot of fun, especially for those of us who enjoy our science fiction mixed with a little history and a lot of CGI robots. The film is currently in post-production, which means we may have to wait a while before this one sees the proverbial light of day. However, to keep the fires of our collective interest burning, a trailer had been released. Needless to say, I’m pumped. Check out this very short plot synopsis: In 1943, five Us soldiers are recruited by the Oss for a time travel mission to save the world from the tyranny of Hitler’s 25th Reich. “The 25th Reich” stars Jim Knobeloch, Serge DeNardo, Angelo Salamanca, Dan Balcaban, and Jak Wyld. Looks
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Us soldiers time trip to battle Nazi robtos in The 25th Reich

The 25th Reich is being described as "a rollicking, WWII Sci-Fi adventure full of time-travel, duplicitous Nazi robots, faulty spaceships and giant, bloodthirsty mega-fauna..." Sounds like an awesome Indiana Jones style WWII adventure with scifi elements and classic creature-feature nods. Love it.

Official synopsis:

In 1943, five Us soldiers are recruited by the Oss for a time travel mission to save the world from the tyranny of Hitler's 25th Reich.

Now in post-production, the movie was produced in Australia and features a great crew with tons of experience. Costume designs were done by Ian Sparke (The Pacific), special makeup effects by Nik Dorning (Lord of the Rings, Australia, Troy and Knowing), editing by Bill Murphy (Romper Stomper), a Wagnerian, motif-driven score by Ricky Edwards (Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga.Hoole).

Directed by Stephen Amis, the film stars Jim Knobeloch (Heaven.s Gate), Serge DeNardo, Angelo Salamanca, Dan Balcaban and Jak Wyld.
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