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Freestyle Releasing and Freestyle Digital Media have acquired theatrical and all DVD and VOD rights to The Playroom, directed by Julia Dyer. The drama, which premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, is scheduled for a day-and-date release on theatrical and DVD/VOD Feb. 8.
John Hawkes, Molly Parker and Olivia Harris star in the story of a suburban family during the 1970s comprised of a pair of hard-drinking parents and the teenaged daughter desperately trying to keep her three younger siblings distracted from the chaos. Stephen Dyer (Hysteria) and Angie Meyer (Wuss) produced. Here's what Freestyle president Susan Jackson had to say about the drama.
"Julia Dyer has created a beautiful time machine back to the '70s. The film is a bird's eye view of a tumultuous period told from the perspective of children."
Freestyle Releasing and Freestyle Digital Media announce today that they have acquired theatrical and all DVD and VOD rights to The Playroom, the critically acclaimed drama directed by Julia Dyer (.Late Bloomers.), which stars Academy Award-nominee John Hawkes (.Winter.s Bone,. .The Sessions.) and Molly Parker (Dexter, The Firm). The film, which premiered in the gala/spotlight section of this year.s Tribeca Film Festival, was produced by Stephen Dyer (.Hysteria.) and Angie Meyer (.Wuss.), and is slated for a day and date release on theatrical and DVD/VOD February 8th, 2013.
Set in the suburbs during the 1970s, the story unfolds like a dream wrapped around a family drama, one in which all members of the Cantwell family struggle to find their way in a rapidly changing world. Maggie (newcomer Olivia Harris) is a vulnerable yet tempestuous teenager who acts as big sister and surrogate mother to her three younger siblings. »
- Michelle McCue
Welcome to issue 16 of Trailer Trash our series showcasing the latest trailer releases – this issue once again features our all-new “excitement-o-meter” where we rate (in exclamation marks on a scale of 1 to 5) each and every trailer by how excited we are to see the film after watching it. This issue of Trailer Trash includes new trailers for Identity Thief, Stoker, Paranormal Activity 4, Vamps, Gambit, Price Check and You May Not Kiss the Bride.
Unlimited funds have allowed Diana (Melissa McCarthy) to live it up on the outskirts of Miami, where the queen of retail buys whatever strikes her fancy. There’s only one glitch: The ID she’s using to finance these sprees reads “Sandy Bigelow Patterson”… and it belongs to an accounts rep who lives halfway across the U.S. With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real »
Chicago – Rob Hedden’s “You May Not Kiss the Bride” with Dave Annable, Katharine McPhee, and Rob Schneider is the kind of modest romantic comedy with wacky hijinks and likable central characters that one typically stumbles upon in a video store or when cycling through new On Demand options. Before that happens, the mediocre honeymoon from hell pic is getting a minor theatrical release in some markets, including Chicago, starting this weekend. The charisma and comic timing of the film’s female leads make up for some of the screenwriting rough patches but not enough to justify a trip to the theater.
Annable (“Brothers & Sisters,” “666 Park Avenue”) plays Bryan Lighthouse, the owner of a Chicago pet photography studio called Lighthouse Photography. Bryan’s assistant Tonya (Mena Suvari) is a troublemaker who happens to have an unhealthy crush on our affable hero. One day, Tonya accidentally allows a cat into »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Title: You May Not Kiss the Bride Director: Rob Hedden Starring: Dave Annable, Katharine McPhee, Ken Davitian, Vinnie Jones, Mena Suvari, Rob Schneider, Tia Carrere, Kevin Dunn, Howard Bishop, Kathy Bates, Stephen Tobolowsky An uneven action-comedy of unconvincingly forced hijinks, “You May Not Kiss the Bride” plays like a strange, misbegotten mash-up of “The Bounty Hunter,” “Green Card,” “Get Shorty” and “The Big Bounce.” The cross-pollinated ensemble story of an arranged marriage, unlikely budding romances and a bunch of criminal mischief and double-crossing, it’s amiable yet still consistently wearying — a movie that never figures out a way to stitch together all of its incongruous elements. After a mishap involving a customer’s [ Read More ] »
Last week, Freestyle Releasing acquired the theatrical rights to Jinn, a supernatural thriller that stars Ray Park (Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, X-men) as Gabriel, an awesome looking creature based on folklore. We also have the Firebreather, a “V8, 618 horsepower super exotic American muscle car with 50 limited editions being produced as the exact replica of the vehicle in the film” and based on a fifth generation Chevy Camaro. The film comes from Exxodus Pictures, a Detroit based company, so the car is an ode to the Detroit automobile industry.
Anywho, we have the press release announcing Freestyle’s purchase of Jinn for you below. The movie definitely bears watching.
Los Angeles, CA -Freestyle Releasing has acquired the domestic theatrical rights to Jinn, a tension filled supernatural thriller from Detroit-based Exxodus Pictures. The film, written and directed by Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad, was produced by Ahmad and Benjamin Dresser, »
- Andy Greene
Los Angeles, CA – Freestyle Releasing has acquired the domestic theatrical rights to Jinn, a tension filled supernatural thriller from Detroit-based Exxodus Pictures. The film, written and directed by Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad, was produced by Ahmad and Benjamin Dresser, and stars Ray Park (“Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace”), Faran Tahir (“Iron Man”, “Star Trek”), William Atherton (“Die Hard”, “Ghostbusters”), Serinda Swan (A&E’s “Breakout Kings”), and Dominic Rains (“Flight 93″). Richard Mandell, Najam Syed and Shahid Syed executive produced the film for Exxodus. A release date for the film will be announced in the forthcoming weeks.
The amazing story of Jinn involves ancient mythological creatures who have never been seen in U.S. cinemas before. The premise of the jinn concept, known to over 1 billion people around the world, involves supernatural entities and revolves around creation mythology: In the beginning, three were created; man made of clay; angels »
- Stacey Yount
“Freestyle Releasing has acquired the domestic theatrical rights to Jinn, a tension filled supernatural thriller from Detroit-based Exxodus Pictures. The film, written and directed by Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad, was produced by Ahmad and Benjamin Dresser, and stars Ray Park (“Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace”), Faran Tahir (“Iron Man”, “Star Trek”), William Atherton (“Die Hard”, “Ghostbusters”), Serinda Swan (A & E’s “Breakout Kings”), and Dominic Rains (“Flight 93″). Richard Mandell, Najam Syed and Shahid Syed executive produced the film for Exxodus. A release date for the film will be announced in the forthcoming weeks.
The amazing story of Jinn involves ancient mythological creatures who have never been seen in U.S. cinemas before. The premise of the jinn concept, known to over 1 billion people around the world, involves supernatural entities and »
- Jonathan James
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For every "The Avengers," there's an "Elektra." Upon the upcoming release of "Dredd 3D, »
- Bryan Enk
Freestyle Digital Media and Hawaii Film Partners Distribution have joined forces to release the new tropical adventure-comedy-romance You May Not Kiss The Bride, written and directed by Rob Hedden (.Clockstoppers.). The film, which was produced by Rann Watumull, Gina Watumull, David Jackson and Shauna Shapiro Jackson, stars Katharine McPhee (.Smash.), Dave Annable (.Brothers and Sisters.), Rob Schneider (.Grown Ups.), Mena Suvari (.American Beauty.) and Kathy Bates (.Midnight in Paris.). You May Not Kiss The Bride is slated for a red carpet destination premiere in Honolulu, with its U.S. mainland theatrical release to follow in additional markets including Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas.
You May Not Kiss The Bride is a charming tale of adventurous high jinx and budding romance involving an unassuming pet photographer (Annable) who is thrown head first into a series of unforeseeable events when he’s forced to marry a Croatian mobster.s daughter (McPhee) and »
- Michelle McCue
“Smash” star Katherine McPhee teams up with comedy veteran Rob Schneider (“The Hot Chick,” “The Wedding Singer”) in the zany comedy film, “You May Not Kiss the Bride.” The film also stars Dave Annabelle (“Brothers & Sisters,” “Little Black Book”), who plays Bryan Lighthouse, a mild mannered pet photographer who is forced to marry a Croation mobster’s daughter (McPhee) and retreat to a secluded Tahitian resort for a honeymoon that is full of comedic hijinks, a bridal kidnapping, and a little romance. According to cinemablend.com, Schneider brings his usual quirky comedy stylings as Ernesto, a daredevil helicopter pilot who works in Tahiti. The film also stars Ken Davitian (“The Artist,” [ Read More ] »
11 items from 2012
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