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Apr 032020
 

 

The Rhythm Section

 

Plays on Digital April 14, VOD, DVD & Blu-ray April 28

 

From the producers of the James Bond franchise and Emmy®-winning director Reed Morano (“The Handmaidâ’s Tale”), THE RHYTHM SECTION stars Blake Lively as Stephanie Patrick, a woman on a path of self-destruction after her family is tragically killed in a plane crash. When she discovers the wreck was no accident, Stephanie enters the dark, complex world of international espionage seeking vengeance. Her search leads to Iain Boyd (Jude Law), a former MI6 agent who trains her to hunt down those responsible. With nothing left to lose, Stephanie transforms from victim to assassin and discovers that neither revenge nor the truth are what they appear.

CAST

Blake Lively, Jude Law, Sterling K. Brown, Max Casella, Raza Jaffrey, Daniel Mays, Richard Brake, Geoff Bell, Nasser Memarzia, Jade Anouka, Jack McEvoy

DIRECTOR

Reed Morano

WRITER

Mark Burne

MPAA rating: R

Running Time: 109 min.

Genre: Action Thriller

Box office gross: $5.437 million,

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Apr 032020
 

THE TURNING

Arrives on Digital April 7, VOD, Blu-ray and DVD April 21

 

For more than 100 years, a deeply haunting tale has been passed down to terrify audiences. Next January, DreamWorks Pictures’ The Turning takes us to a mysterious estate in the Maine countryside, where newly appointed nanny Kate is charged with the care of two disturbed orphans, Flora and Miles. Quickly though, she discovers that both the children and the house are harboring dark secrets and things may not be as they appear.

Inspired by Henry James’ landmark novel The Turn of the Screw, the haunted-house thriller is directed by spellbinding visualist Floria Sigismondi (The Runaways, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale) and stars Mackenzie Davis (Terminator: Dark Fate, The Martian), Finn Wolfhard (It, Netflix’s Stranger Things), newcomer Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project) and Joely Richardson (Red Sparrow, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).

From writers Chad Hayes & Carey W. Hayes (The Conjuring), The Turning is produced by Scott Bernstein (Straight Outta Compton, Ride Along 2) and Roy Lee (It, The Lego Movie). Universal will release The Turning domestically and in select international territories.

 

CAST

Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince, Mark Huberman, Karen Egan, Niall Greig Fulton, Barbara Marten, Kim Adis, Denna Thomsen

DIRECTOR

Floria Sigismondi

WRITER

Carey W. Hayes, Chad Hayes

SYNOPSIS

The Turning stars Finn Wolfhard (TV’s Stranger Things) and Mackenzie Davis (TV’s Black Mirror) in a thrilling adaptation of Henry James’ landmark novel The Turn of the Screw. At a mysterious estate in the Maine countryside, a newly appointed nanny is charged with the care of two disturbed orphans. She quickly discovers that both the children and the house are harboring dark secrets and things may not be as they appear.

 

 Street Date: 4/21/2020
 Run Time 1 Hour 35 Minutes
 Language: English
 Packaging: Snap Case
 Audio: English Dolby TrueHD 7.1
French Canadian Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Latin Spanish Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
 Subtitles: English SDH
French Canadian
Latin Spanish
 Edition:  Picture: Widescreen / Anamorphic Widescreen
 Version: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital  Color/B&W COLOR
 Rating: PG-13  CARA Rating:
 Bonus Features: • Behind The Turning
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Apr 022020
 
 
‘From Iceland to EDEN’
OUT ON DVD, BLU-RAY AND STREAMING
ON AMAZON AND VIMEO ON APRIL 7
Two drug-hazed young lovers dream about escaping icy Reykjavik to live carefree in Paradise (aka Eden), in FROM ICELAND TO EDEN.

While escaping from the police, Óliver (Hansel Eagle) accidentally stumbles into a flat and saves Lóa’s (Telma Huld Jóhannesdóttir) life. The pair are both users and dealers but want nothing more than to escape and start a new life. However, the situation becomes much more complicated when they decide to use stolen narcotics from an infamous drug lord to fund their escape plans.

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Apr 022020
 

The Film Detective Brings the Comfort of Classic Film to Uncertain Times With Movie Marathons

Dedicated to Charlie Chaplin, Roger Corman’s 94th Birthday & April Fools’ Day!

Step Into Spring on the Lighter Side With an Entire Month Dedicated to Classic Comedy

The Film Detective (TFD), a classic media streaming network and film archive which restores classic films for today’s cordcutters, is offering a brief escape from these challenging times with the light-hearted side of classic film and television. Continue reading »

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Apr 022020
 

Award-winning, independent feature film ‘Farmer of the Year’

announces VOD and DVD release

Thought-provoking comedy-drama releases April 3 for home viewing

‘Farmer of the Year‘, the ‘coming of aging’ feature film by the husband and wife team of Vince O’Connell and Kathy Swanson, stars Emmy-nominated Barry Corbin (Northern Exposure, No Country for Old Men, Urban Cowboy, War Games), Mackinlee Waddell (Good Christian Belles), and Terry Kiser (Weekend at Bernie’s).

The film tells the story of an aging farmer who, after selling the farm he’s worked for over 60 years, finds himself useless and adrift. Struggling to maintain his youth, he road-trips across the country in a ’73 Winnebago with his equally directionless and unreasonably self-confident granddaughter.  Heading west, they find themselves in seemingly impossible situations with only each other for support. As their journey and relationship progress, they begin to understand and appreciate each other as individuals while discovering that being young and being old, aren’t all that different.

A deceptively simple and thought-provoking look, presented lightly with understated humor and sense of real life, at aging, transitions, loss, and family.

Farmer of the Year has been selected to screen at film festivals across the country, winning ‘Audience Choice Awards’ at the Minneapolis St. Paul, Sedona and Woods Hole International Film Festivals. It was nominated for ‘Best Actor’ (Barry Corbin) at Woods Hole and Best Feature Film and Best Actor at the Soho International Film Festival in New York City and the Lady Filmmakers Festival in LA. The duo won Best Directors at the St. Louis International Film Festival.

The film delicately blends the comedy and drama of life. 

Critical reviews:

“Swanson’s screenplay avoids sentimentality, achieving instead the kind of gentle, humanistic comedy we rarely see these days in movie theaters” – Margot Harrison in SevenDaysVT and Rotten Tomatoes

“A gem. One of the taglines ‘Life is one long growing season’ says it all.” – Irene Racz, The Bridge

Swanson wrote the screenplay. O’Connell, edited. They both directed and produced.

Available for
-purchase (with bonus features) or
-rent
at Vimeo On Demand: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/217346

To watch a trailer or learn more about the movie, visit:

www.yellowhousefilms.com/home/farmeroftheyear

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Apr 022020
 

With the COVID-19 Pandemic turning millions of filmlovers into stay-at-home viewers, audiences may soon run out of new titles to watch. Amazon has made the effort with a host of new titles, but with new productions being postoponed all the time, and zillions of content-hungry clients locked in for who knows how long, the situation is not rosy. The new Prime Video Cinema hub, that allows you to rent or buy in-theater movies, has just nine new titles to offer right now: Onward, Birds of Prey, I Still Believe, The Invisible Man, Emma, Bloodshot, The Call of the Wild, The Way Back and The Hunt. Have you already watched them all? You can make a pause and take a tour on dafabet, for a change, but what can you do when you get hungry for movies again?

Tour the world, go to Bollywood. Get a taste of a different world. Your wallet will thank you too, because while Prime Video Cinema’s titles at the moment rent/buy for a lofty 19.99 $, the Indian blockbusters are free with a Prime membership or can be rented for 2-3 dollars. If you never tried Bollywood before, apart from being entertained, you will have your attention diverted from black thoughts by the novelty of the whole experience. Here are three suggestions of recent Indian movies inspired by three different historic periods.

Veeran (Courage)

The story of “the Macbeth of Kerala,” in a trilingual version, Hindi, English and Malayalam. Film maker Jayaraj’s dream was an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play to a 13th century North Malabar context. Bollywood’s heart robber Kunal Kapoor was chosen to portray Chandu Chekavar, a warrior who wants to be king. “It’s an interesting story about bravery, lust, greed and power,” Kapoor explained after accepting the role. The basis for the plot is taken from the Vaddakkan Pattukal (Northern Ballads) of North Malabar, and revives a traditional combat technique. “We have in front of us a cultural treasure in the form of Kalari, probably one of the first and the oldest martial arts in the world. Chinese and Japanese martial arts are said to have originated from it,” director Jayraj explained. “Veeran” is a rich and ambitious production resulting in one hour and forty five minutes of aestethically impressive screen experience.

Kalank (Stigma)

Bollywood at its best, with all the melodrama, kitsch, complicated plot full of intrigue and convoluted love affairs that can fit into an endless two hours and forty five minutes. “In pre-independence India, six individuals from different families experience the throes of love, betrayal, revenge and depression,” runs the official press presentation. Follow the heartbreak of beautiful Roop through her marriage of convenience with Dev Chaudhry and her unhappy love for Zafar, the blacksmith who seduces her out of revenge against her father in law. In the background, the partition of India is already looming and providing a further storyline, just a touch of politics to add to the tragic finale.

Section 375

“Law is a fact, Justice is abstract,” quips criminal barrister Tarun Saluja confronting his opponent and former trainee Hiral Gandhi on a steaming hot rape case. The plot sees a famous film director, by the name of Rohan Khurana, arrested and convicted by a sessions court upon the accusation of costume designer Anjali Dangle, who reported him for a purported violent sexual assault. The case disputes the legal provisions of the penal code 375 that defines conditions under which a sexual offense can be defined as rape. A classical court movie on a burning hot current issue, very much praised by critics.

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Apr 012020
 

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This means that you can enjoy film-based movies with the original soundtracks and lead characters as symbols, all thanks to the licensing agreement with official film producers. Furthermore, online casinos are also versatile, convenient, and have more game choices for players of all levels.  Continue reading »

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