Stop the monkeys, someone please stop the monkeys from drumming. Ok, that makes zero sense. However, Warner Brothers bypassing theaters to bring Scoob Direct to Digital on May 15th actually makes perfect sense. All the rescheduling of 2020’s big films means the smaller, more iffy titles like Scoob need a home so why not digital. Unlike Universal’s unilateral move, WB did consult with theaters first.
What up people? One of my favorite Batman stories, Batman: Hush is finally coming to glorious 4K UHD on August 13th, my Birthday month so Warner Home Video if you are listening, I doubt you are, my Birthday. Yep, it’s my birthday month. Just saying, it hits digital July 20th, right in the middle of SDCC. So you know what this means? They are definitely having a screening of this movie during San Diego Comic Con. I really hate that digital and physical releases aren’t day and date anymore, drives me NUTS. I won’t be buying a digital version of this because it’ll be available on DCUniverse soon after release, however, I love my physical media. Press release, details and trailer below.
Now that movie pass is imploding where does a movie lover turn to? Since I recently moved, I’m not able to attend Press Screenings that often as the nearest press location is over an hour away so what do I do? I signed up for AMC’s A-List Program. After being burned by MoviePass and Sinemia I was skeptical about A-List. Check out the video below to see my thoughts.
There’s something strange…coming to DC this Friday and Saturday. If you want to ride the new Ecto-1, Who Ya Gonna Call…. LYFT! Today, the famous ghost-busting ride of the upcoming summer movie made a stop in the DC Area to give fans of the franchise a preview of their upcoming promotion.
Fox Searchlight has acquired worldwide rights (less France and French-speaking territories) to Oscar®-winning director Davis Guggenheim’s documentary He Named Me Malala – the story of the teenaged girl who has become a formidable spokesperson on behalf of girls’ education since being wounded by Taliban gunmen when they targeted the schoolbus in which she was riding.
For further details, follow the jump.
Principal photography has begun on Ben-Hur, the Timur Bekmambetov-directed based on the Lew Wallace novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.
Ben-Hur stars Jack Huston (American Hustle) as Judah Ben-Hur, Morgan Freeman as Ilderim (Red, Lucy), Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Messala and Nazanin Boniadi (Homeland) as Esther.
Bekmambetov directs from a script by Keith Clarke (The Way Back) and John Ridley (12 Years a Slave). Ben-Hur is slated for a February 26, 2016 premiere. For further details, follow the jump.
Once again, the Oscar® nominations are unveiled and, once, again, there are some moments of controversy. This year, more than most, the concept of a Best Film nominee apparently directing itself will spark a ton of controversy – making the argument that the nominee list for directors should be expanded to match that of Best Film.
Also once again, a lot of the nominees are films that haven’t been seen by anyone outside the academy and residents of Los Angeles and New York City who felt inclined to see them over the holiday crush.
For now, though, here are the nominees and a few thoughts that wandered lonely across my mind as I encountered them for the first time.
Kansas, the prolific prog rock band that became famous for both extended, classical structured rock songs that featured the violin as much as guitar, and hit singles like Dust in the Wind and Point of Know Return – and whose Carry On (Wayward Son) continues to be a driving force behind The CW’s weekly series, supernatural – will be premiering the documentary Miracles Out of Nowhere on February 2nd at the 30th Annual Santa Barbara Film Festival.
Miracles Out Of Nowhere celebrates the band’s 40th anniversary.
The 30th Annual Santa Barbara Film Festival begins on Tuesday, January 27th and closes on Saturday, February 7th. For further details – and a link to film’s trailer – follow the jump.
“Strange but not a stranger” – Talking Heads.
That’s the quote that accompanies Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson’s first tweeted pic of the Sorcerer Supreme. Is it concept art, fan art, or just a bit of noodling with Photoshop. Whatever it is, it’s cool. Check it out after the jump.
Doctor Strange is slated for a November 4, 2016 debut.
The Last: Naruto The Movie finds the moon swinging perilously close to the Earth. It’s up to Naruto to find a way to save the planet!
VIZ Media and Eleven Arts are bringing The Last: Naruto The movie to theaters in major American cities in February – screening in 20 major U.S. cities including New York, Boston, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and more, beginning on February 20, 2015. Tickets will go on sale in mid-January.
Follow the jump for more details.