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New Trailer And Poster Are Here For Jason Banker’s Feminist Thriller Felt

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In his Fantastic Fest review, Wamg’s Michael Haffner called Felt “impressive” and “compelling.”

A young artist loses herself in an unpredictable alter ego while attempting to cope with past trauma in this gripping sophomore effort from Jason Banker (Toad Road).

Felt celebrated its world premiere at Fantastic Fest 2014 where Amy Everson took home the “Next Wave” Spotlight Competition award for Best Actress.

Here’s a first look at the poster and trailer for the film.

Watch the red-band trailer Here.

Amy is hanging on by a thread. Struggling to cope with past sexual trauma and the daily aggressions of a male-dominated society, she creates grotesquely-costumed alter egos that reappropriate the male form.

While giving her the sense of power she craves, acting as these characters pushes her further into a world of her own making. When she begins a new relationship with a seemingly good guy, she opens herself »

- Movie Geeks

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See Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson In A Walk In The Woods Trailer

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Take a hike with Robert Redford, Emma Thompson and Nick Nolte in the brand new trailer for Broad Green Pictures upcoming release, A Walk In The Woods.

Charming and funny, director Ken Kwapis‘ (Big Miracle) film looks to be a perfect fit for the Labor Day weekend.

In this new comedy adventure, celebrated travel writer, Bill Bryson (Academy Award winner Robert Redford), instead of retiring to enjoy his loving and beautiful wife (Academy Award winner Emma Thompson), and large and happy family, challenges himself to hike the Appalachian Trail – 2,200 miles of America’s most unspoiled, spectacular and rugged countryside from Georgia to Maine.

The peace and tranquility he hopes to find, though, is anything but, once he agrees to being accompanied by the only person he can find willing to join him on the trek – his long lost and former friend Katz (Academy Award nominee Nick Nolte), a down-on-his-luck serial philanderer who, »

- Melissa Thompson

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Bel Powley and Kristen Wiig Star In The Diary Of A Teenage Girl Trailer

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Check out the new trailer for the Sundance hit The Diary Of A Teenage Girl, starring Bel PowleyAlexander Skarsgård, Christopher Meloni and Kristen Wiig.

Like most teenage girls, Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley) is longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose in the world. Minnie begins a complex love affair with her mother’s (Kristen Wiig) boyfriend, “the handsomest man in the world,” Monroe Rutherford (Alexander Skarsgård). What follows is a sharp, funny and provocative account of one girl’s sexual and artistic awakening, without judgment.

Set in 1976 San Francisco, The Diary Of A Teenage Girl begins at the crossroads of the fading hippie movement and the dawn of punk rock.

News commentary of the Patty Hearst trial echoes in the background, as Minnie’s young expressive eyes soak in a drug-laden city in transition- where teenage rebellion and adult responsibility clash in characters lost and longing. Minnie »

- Michelle McCue

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Watch The First Trailer for The End Of The Tour With Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg

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A24 Films has released the first trailer and poster from James Ponsoldt’s The End Of The Tour starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel.

An official selection at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Alex Billington (FirstShowing.net) called it “beautifully moving and mind-expanding.”

The End Of The Tour tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter (and novelist) David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, Infinite Jest.

As the days go on, a tenuous yet intense relationship seems to develop between journalist and subject. The two men bob and weave around each other, sharing laughs and also possibly revealing hidden frailties – but it’s never clear how truthful they are being with each other. Ironically, the interview was never published, and five days of audio tapes were packed away in Lipsky’s closet. »

- Michelle McCue

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Composer Andrew Lockington Goes For Epic Seismic Sounds In San Andreas Soundtrack

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Composer Andrew Lockington scores Warner Bros.Pictures’ disaster thriller San Andreas.

Directed by Brad Peyton, the film follows a search and rescue pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife (Carla Gugino) as they make their way from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter after the infamous San Andreas Fault gives, triggering a magnitude 9-plus earthquake in California.

Director Brad Peyton turned to Lockington, his frequent collaborator, at the earliest possible point in the film’s production. Peyton explains, “The way I like to build the world is to look at the tone and the music. For ‘San Andreas,’ the question was how to create an original, epic and very emotional score, so we just dove in and started playing around to find the themes and the vibe of this movie.”

Always open to unique influences, Lockington incorporated sounds derived from actual waveform data collected from the »

- Michelle McCue

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Watch The Extreme Trailer For Point Break

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“Still surfing?” “Every day.”

The trailer for the remake of Kathryn Bigelow’s Point Break has arrived.

Inspired by the classic 1991 hit starring Patrick Swayze and, whoa, Keanu Reeves, Warner Bros. Pictures will release it in on December 25.

The film stars Édgar Ramírez (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “Carlos the Jackal”) as Bodhi, and Luke Bracey (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “November Man”) as Johnny Utah, along with Ray Winstone (“Noah,” “The Departed”), Teresa Palmer (“Warm Bodies”) and Delroy Lindo (“Sahara,” “Gone in Sixty Seconds”), under the direction of Ericson Core (“Invincible”).

In Alcon Entertainment’s fast-paced, high-adrenaline action thriller Point Break, a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill-seeking elite athletes – led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a spate of crimes in extremely unusual ways.

Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives »

- Michelle McCue

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Wamg Talks To Shira Dubrovner : Mammoth Lakes Film Festival

26 May 2015 4:05 PM, PDT

The first annual Mammoth Lakes Film Festival will make it’s debut this week. Set in the scenic and majestic setting of Mammoth Lakes, California, and will take place May 27-31, and will open with acclaimed Academy Award winning filmmaker Alex Gibney’s new documentary Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine.

The festival will present sixteen films in Narrative and Documentary Competition. I recently spoke with Artistic Director/Director Shira Dubrovner about choosing the films for the festival. She said:

“[The films] have a common thread. The one thing I did with this festival is give the full power to Paul Sbrizzi, who is a veteran at programming. He’s been programming for Slamdance for the past fifteen years, he programs for La film fest and many other film festivals in the country. I knew his artistic taste, and I know that he also has an eye for talent. He »

- Melissa Howland

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Check Out The Poster For Woody Allen’s Irrational Man

26 May 2015 11:43 AM, PDT

Opening July 17th in New York and Los Angeles, here’s a first look at the U.S. poster for Sony Pictures Classics Irrational Man.

Called “entertaining” by Collider in their review, the film screened Out of Competition at Cannes 2015.

Woody Allen’s Irrational Man is about a tormented philosophy professor who finds a will to live when he commits an existential act.

Philosophy professor Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix) is at rock bottom emotionally, unable to find any meaning or joy in life. Abe feels that everything he’s tried to do, from political activism to teaching, hasn’t made any difference.

Soon after arriving to teach at a small town college, Abe gets involved with two women: Rita Richards (Parker Posey), a lonely professor who wants him to rescue her from her unhappy marriage; and Jill Pollard (Emma Stone), his best student, who becomes his closest friend. While Jill »

- Michelle McCue

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Kino Lorber Acquires North American Rights to Stephane Brizé’s Cannes Winner The Measure Of A Man

26 May 2015 11:16 AM, PDT

Kino Lorber has acquired all Us and Canadian rights to Stephane Brizé’s (Mademoiselle Chambon) The Measure Of A Man, starring Vincent Lindon (Mademoiselle Chambon, Bastards, Friday Night, La Moustache), winner of the Best Actor award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. The film was directed by Mr. Brizé and co-written by Brizé and Olivier Gorce. This is Stephane Brizé’s sixth feature film.

Featuring “an all-consuming lead performance from Lindon” (Jordan Mintzer, THR.com) as a working-class man struggling with unemployment and then, facing a difficult moral choice as a security guard in a supermarket, Brizé supports his lead with a brilliantly directed cast of non-professional performers playing dramatized versions of themselves.

The film has been dubbed by critics as “an impressive foray into social drama” (Jordan Mintzer) and “French social critique at its finest” (Benjamin Dodman, The Atlantic), and continues an already-trailblazing partnership between Mr. Brizé and Mr. Lindon, »

- Michelle McCue

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Colin Trevorrow And Steven Spielberg Talk Dinosaurs In New Jurassic World Featurette

26 May 2015 9:09 AM, PDT

Executive Producer Steven Spielberg and director Colin Trevorrow goes behind the scenes in the brand new featurette for the long awaited film, Jurassic World.

The film will be released in 3D by Universal Pictures on June 12, 2015.

Just last week actor and funny guy Chris Pratt pre-apologized for what he may say in the coming weeks. “To those I (will have) offended please understand how truly sorry I already am. I am fully aware that the subject matter of my imminent forthcoming mistake, a blunder (possibly to be) dubbed “JurassicGate” is (most likely) in no way a laughing matter. To those I (will likely have had) offended rest assured I will do everything in my power to make sure this doesn’t happen (again).”

I want to make a heartfelt apology for whatever it is I end up accidentally saying during the forthcoming… http://t.co/bz6ybcWr1k

— chris pratt »

- Melissa Thompson

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Composer Tom Holkenborg Launching “Studio Time with Junkie Xl” On May 26

26 May 2015 8:23 AM, PDT

Grammy nominated producer and composer Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie Xl is launching a new YouTube tutorial series “Studio Time with Junkie Xl.” The series will give aspiring composers, producers, and musicians a rare glimpse into the inner workings of a Hollywood composer.

The tutorial topics will range from technical advice, such as string and drum arrangements, to programming tips and advice on how to channel your musical influences. “Studio Time with Junkie Xl” launches today (Tuesday, May 26) at youtube.com/junkiexlofficial.

In addition to music, teaching has always been one of Holkenborg’s passions. He was an associate professor at Artez, the Dutch music conservatorium where he developed and taught a four year music program based on all of the elements of his career. His latest teaching endeavor is an online video series that will allow him to reach a broad audience directly from his home studio and share his knowledge of composing. »

- Michelle McCue

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Top Ten Tuesday – The Best Substitutes for Downton Abbey

26 May 2015 7:44 AM, PDT

By rights I should hate the English. Seriously, my background is almost entirely Scots and Irish. I grew up hearing about the troubles the English gave to the Scots and Irish, both in school and from my parents.

Yet I do not, I love the English. How can I hate a country that gave us not only Monty Python but also Benny Hill and the Carry On Films? How can I bear any ill will to a country that gave us writers of the caliber of Ramsey Campbell, Brian Aldiss, Michael Moorcock and J. G Ballard? How can anyone hate a country that not only prizes eccentric behavior but encourages it? Take Mr. Kim Newman for instance, a brilliant writer whose work appears regularly in Video WatchDog and Videoscope Mr. Newman dresses himself, has his hair and mustache styled and speaks in the manner of someone from the 19th Century! »

- Sam Moffitt

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Elijah Wood Stars In Set Fire To The Stars Trailer And Poster

26 May 2015 7:33 AM, PDT

Opening in select U.S. theaters on June 12, watch the trailer for Set Fire To The Stars.

The film premiered in 2014 at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and was released in the UK in November.

Shelagh Rowan-Legg (Twitchfilm.com) wrote the film, “is a tribute not only to a poet, but to poetry, and how cinema can find its own way to convey poetry, through its own lyricism,” and “the stand-out feature of the poetic extention is by far the incredible score by Gruff Rhys.”

Based on true events, Elijah Wood stars as John Malcolm Brinnin, the New York academic who brought Dylan Thomas to America.

Actor/co-writer Celyn Jones plays the volatile celebrity poet – tormented by anonymity, alcohol and the abyss – who scandalized the Manhattan literati of the Fifties and challenged Brinnin’s hero worship of his work. In the face of the Welsh poet’s wilder excesses in the Big Apple – angel, »

- Michelle McCue

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Win The Aloha Soundtrack – Songs of Aloha; Available May 26

26 May 2015 5:33 AM, PDT

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, and Madison Gate Records, the in-house record label of Sony Pictures Entertainment, have announced the release of Songs of Aloha (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), the extraordinary musical companion to the upcoming Sony Pictures/Regency Enterprises film, Aloha.

The soundtrack will arrive in stores and at all DSPs on May 26th;  Aloha opens in theatres across North America on May 29th.

Songs of Aloha (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) was curated and compiled by Academy Award®-winner Cameron Crowe (Say Anything…, Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous), the film’s writer/director.

The 19-track collection gathers Crowe’s always wide-ranging musical selections, spanning such renowned artists as Beck, David Crosby, Fleetwood Mac, and The Blue Nile, contemporary singer/songwriters like Kurt Vile, Josh Ritter, and The Tallest Man on Earth, eclectic new acts including Radical Face and Evening Hymns, and acclaimed ambient/electronic musicians Vancouver Sleep Clinic and Jónsi & Alex, »

- Movie Geeks

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New Insidious: Chapter 3 Featurette

26 May 2015 4:46 AM, PDT

You may have to wait a few more weeks to see Insidious: Chapter 3, but you don’t have to wait for the terror. Check out this all new featurette that gives you a glimpse into the third film in this frightful horror franchise. Press play… if you dare.

The newest chapter in the terrifying horror series is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

Written and Directed by Leigh Whannell

Stars Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Lin Shaye.

For more information:

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Official site: http://insidiousmovie. »

- Melissa Howland

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Spy In St. Louis – Stars Melissa McCarthy And Jason Statham

25 May 2015 9:12 PM, PDT

Have you ever wondered, “If I was recruited as a spy and sent on a mission, how might I react?”

In the new movie Spy, Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.

Directed and written by Paul Feig, Spy also stars Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Miranda Hart, Allison Janney and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.

From 20th Century Fox, the comedy opens nationwide on June 5, 2015.

Wamg invites you to enter for a chance to win passes (Good for 2) to the advance screening of Spy on June 2nd at 7Pm in the St. Louis area.

We will contact the winners by email. »

- Movie Geeks

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Donnie Yen in Kung Fu Killer – Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli

25 May 2015 8:51 PM, PDT

Kung Fu Killer screens midnights this weekend (May 29th and 30th) at The Tivoli Theater as part of their ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ Midnight Series.

Reel Late at the Tivoli film series usually shows classic cult movies at midnight but this weekend, it’s a St. Louis premiere of a new film, Kung Fu Killer starring chopsocky legend Donnie Yen and directed by Teddy Chen.

A vicious killer, Feng, is going round Hong Kong killing top martial arts exponents, leaving a secret weapon called the Moonshadow as his calling card. When convicted killer and kung fu expert, Xia, hears of this, he offers to help the police catch the killer, in return for his freedom. Despite their misgivings, the police release the former police martial arts instructor into their custody. With his help, they realize from the chronological order of the victims that the killer is targeting his victims, »

- Tom Stockman

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Unsheathe Sword Of Vengeance on Blu-ray & DVD May 26

25 May 2015 8:07 PM, PDT

From the creator of Hammer Of The Gods, and starring Stanley Weber (Borgia) and Annabelle Wallis (Annabelle), comes the medieval action epic  Sword Of Vengeance, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD May 26 from Well Go USA Entertainment. First time feature film Director Jim Weedon was influenced by Japanese samurai epics and Italian spaghetti westerns for this action-packed film.

In 1066, following the brutal genocide ordered by William the Conqueror in order to control the unrelenting Rebels of the North, it’s a world of dark times and dark deeds. After years of slavery, a Norman Prince (Weber) returns to the lost lands to seek revenge on his father’s murderer by leading a band of farmers in bloody retribution. Rounding out the notable cast are Ed Skrein (“Game of Thrones”), Dave Legeno (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and Karel Roden (The Bourne Supremacy).

 Bonus materials include interviews with Director Jim Weedon »

- Tom Stockman

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Spike Lee’s Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus – Da Blu Review

25 May 2015 7:22 PM, PDT

A Kickstarter-financed Spike Lee Joint, Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus is a new kind of love story, one that centers on an addiction to blood that once doomed a long forgotten ancient African tribe. When Dr. Hess Green (Stephen Tyrone Williams) is introduced to, and then murdered with, a mysteriously cursed artifact by art curator Lafayette Hightower (Elvis Nolasco), he is uncontrollably drawn into a newfound thirst for blood that overwhelms his soul. Lafayette quickly succumbs to the ravenous nature of the infliction, killing himself, but leaves Hess a transformed man. Soon Lafayette’s wife, Ganja (Zaraah Abrahams), comes looking for her husband and becomes involved in a dangerous romance with Hess that questions the very nature of love, addiction, sex, and status in our seemingly sophisticated society. The couple marry, and Hess seems genuinely in love, while Ganja is genuinely in love with her new position, and not in »

- Tom Stockman

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Astronaut Matt Damon Featured In First Photos From Ridley Scott’s The Martian

25 May 2015 1:08 PM, PDT

Over the holiday weekend, 20th Century Fox released various photos of Matt Damon from the upcoming sci-fi action film, The Martian.

Based on a best-selling novel by Andy Weir, and helmed by director Ridley Scott, the cast includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.

The film will be released in 3D on November 25, 2015.

(via Empire)

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Millions of miles away, Nasa and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, »

- Michelle McCue

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