‘Kristy’ Is A Nerve Shredding, Nail-Biting, Fight For Survival Thriller

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There moments in life more terrifying than being alone at college for the first time, but what if you were absolutely cut off from the rest of the world – and being chased by a masked psychopath?

When a college girl who is alone on campus over the Thanksgiving break is targeted by a group of outcasts, she must conquer her deepest fears to outwit them and fight back.

“With the rest of the campus home for the Thanksgiving holiday, Justine(Haley Bennett) and a few of her friends spend the weekend in their college dormitory: studying, relaxing and blissfully unaware of the terror that is about to unfold outside in the cold. Suddenly, confronted by a gang of violent outcasts, Justine’s quiet long weekend becomes one long lesson in survival as her and her classmates are terrorized in increasingly bizarre and brutal ways, leaving it up to her to figure out who her attackers are…and if they can be stopped. “

The movie stars Haley Bennett, Ashley Greene, Erica Ash, Chris Coy and Lucas Till.

“KRISTY” is released and distributed by CAPTIVE CINEMA.

SHOWING OCTOBER 1. NATIONWIDE!

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Kate Hudson in relationship with Zach Braff in ‘Wish I Was Here’

As someone who has starred in her fair share of romantic comedies, Kate Hudson has had to pucker up to her fair share of hunky leading men, from Matthew McConaughey to Jon Hamm. The 35-year-old actress, who’s currently co-starring with Zach Braff in  Wish I Was Here.

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Kate Hudson plays Aidan Bloom (played by Zach Braff) beleaguered wife Sarah. For Hudson choosing to sign on to Wish I Was Here was as easy decision. She and Braff have known each other for years and have searched for the right opportunity to work together. “Zach has been a friend of mine for many years now,” Hudson says. “When he started to get this project going. I read it and I connected so much to the story and the script. It felt like some of it was a slice out of my own life. It was one of the best things Zach has ever written, and I’ve read pretty much everything that he’s written. Braff had been a fan of his leading lady for some time.”

“When I saw Kate in Almost Famous , my jaw dropped,” he remembers. “I had that excitement you feel when a new giant talent has been discovered. I’ve been trying to work with her ever since.”

Braff also knew that this his comfortable relationship with Hudson would translate to the screen. “We became friends some back years back,” she recalls, “We have fun friendship, and a fun repartee, and it was great to dive into a movie with that already and not have to fake it. I love Kate and she genuinely makes me laugh. I knew that would come across the characters and in the relationship.”

Sarah is supporting the family. She’s the one with the steady job, and she’s miserable,” Hudson says for her character, “And yet she loves her husband, but she realizes she has been supporting his dream, which is not really happening.”

“When you trying to keep things afloat and you’ve got all these plates spinning, the struggle starts to beat you down,” Hudson says of Aidan and Sarah’s relationship. “You don’t have time for each other . You don’t the opportunities to connect like you wish you could. It can be difficult. Sarah backs up and let’s Aidan take the reins to see how he can handle connecting and being fully responsible for the kids. Any parent will find story relatable. This is the real version of a family.”

“I prefer the pace on independent films, like anything, when you’re an actor, momentum is important, you get a little lazy when you’re sitting around the set. When you’re shooting a low budget film, you’re moving really fast. There aren’t a bunch of people waiting in trailers. You don’t have any divas on set,” Hudson comments.

For Hudson , seeing Braff direct Wish I Was Here was especially rewarding, given her closeness to the actor and filmmaker. “I love seeing friend manifest their dreams and desires , especially creatively, ” Hudson says. “ When you hear someone talk about what they want to be doing over a period of years, and then you see it happen and you’re a part of it, you do have a sense of pride for your friends. You feel so proud of them.”

“What interesting to me is to see his professional side.” Hudson says. “We definitely do not have a professional relationship, though, creatively we were always connected watching him in action has been inspiring to me ”

Wish I Was Here’ is released and distributed by CAPTIVE CINEMA.

SHOWING ON SEPTEMBER 17. NATIONWIDE!

WILL POULTER RIVALS GREENIE IN “THE MAZE RUNNER”

Will Poulter, best known for his role as Eustace Scrub in “The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader” and has recently played comic scene-stealing moments in “We’re The Millers” stars alongside an atypical group of teens trapped in a virtual prison in “The Maze Runner.”

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Based on the (first book) young adult series by James Dashner of the same title, “The Maze Runner” director Wes Ball casts Poulter as Gally, one of the captured Glader group who takes an instant dislike to newcomer Thomas played by Dylan O’Brien.  Thomas wakes up in a lift, moving slowly upward. As the box grinds to a halt and the doors open, he s finds himself among a colony of boys who welcome him to the Glade – a large open expanse surrounded by enormous concrete walls. Thomas’ mind is blank. He has no knowledge of where he is, doesn’t know where he came from, and he can’t remember his parents, his past, or even his own name.

Thomas’s nemesis in the Glade is Gally.  Smart and intimidating, Gally wants to maintain the status quo and clashes with the new arrival.  “But Gally and Thomas are really two sides of the same coin,” notes Ball.  “Thomas fully embraces and charges into the unknown and Gally is all about self-preservation and keeping things safe and normal.”

Will Poulter, who starred in the cult film “Son of Rambow,” and recently showed his comic skill in “We’re the Millers,” portrays Gally. Godfrey says, “Will’s the perfect Gally because you don’t want to mess with him, and he’s an intelligent adversary.”

Gally’s trust in and insistence on the status quo is not without good reason, says Poulter. “He’s not so much the law-keeper as he is a guy who has a lot of faith in the rules, because without them, the Gladers will die,” he explains.  “So Gally is quick to speak up and challenge Thomas when those rules aren’t respected.  To him, those laws are life itself.”

Novelist Dashner also rejects the idea that Gally is a villain.  “I wanted to set him up as a major rival to Thomas, but I also wanted readers to empathize with him and understand his beliefs and actions,” he says.

On auditioning for the part, Poulter shared that “Well, actually I auditioned a scene for Gally without having read the script or the books and so that was quite tricky. I went away and read the books and the script and I loved them both. What I really loved about the script – and it’s the biggest challenge when adapting into film – is that it captured the spirit of the book without having every single detail in, because that would be impossible. The camaraderie between the Gladers is really, really key in this and the dynamic that exists between characters – how they negotiate around the hierarchy they’ve built – I really liked as an actor. And then to play someone I hadn’t played before – I wouldn’t call him a villain, but he’s this conflicted character that goes between good and bad. It’s difficult to know where Gally stands. I was on board from the moment I read the script, because it was a great challenge and you don’t often associate such challenges with a platform as big as this movie.”

“The Maze Runner” opens September 17 in cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

DIRECTOR RIDLEY SCOTT ON THE WORLD OF “EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS”

Academy Award winner and master storyteller Ridley Scott who helmed worldwide box-office hits such as “Gladiator,” “Alien” and “Prometheus” brings one of the world’s best-loved stories of all time, the story of Moses in “Exodus: Gods and Kings” from the world’s unsurpassed bestseller of all time.

 

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Filmed in 3D, “Exodus: Gods and Kings” will tell the story of Moses, abandoned by a desperate mother as a baby after the Egyptian rulers order the murder of all boys born to slaves, he is found in the bulrushes by the Pharaoh’s daughter and raised in the royal household, where he grows up alongside Ramses, the future monarch.

As a man, Moses has a vision and turns his back on his privileged life and leads his people, the Israelites, from enslavement. Scott’s film will feature ground-breaking special effects, including the plagues visited upon Egypt and the parting of the Red Sea.

 

Scott has recruited an all-star cast to bring his retelling of the story of Exodus: Gods & Kings to the big screen. Bale plays Moses, Sir Ben Kingsley is the scholar Nun, Sigourney Weaver plays Ramses’ mother, Queen Tuya and Joel Edgerton is Ramses.

            Director Scott shares in this video how the world of “Exodus: Gods and Kings” came to be.   “Exodus: Gods and Kings” opens December 5 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

CUMBERBATCH AND MALKOVICH GET QUIZZICAL: “PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR” INTERVIEW SPECIAL

In DreamWorks’ upcoming 3D-animated feature, “Penguins of Madagascar,” Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich personify their characters to the hilt as wolf Agent Classified and villainous octopus Dr. Brine aka Dave respectively along with the world’s most famous spy penguins  – Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private.

 

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This 3D, computer-animated feature follows the penguins in the tradition of the three Madagascar movies where they catapulted to stardom as the scene-stealing spy quartet, the movies have already earned close to two billion dollars since their debut in 2005.  “Penguins of Madagascar” follows their awesome adventure as they join forces with animal welfare task force North Wind, lead by Wolf-turned super-spy Agent Classified. Cumberbatch’s agent is a cool, serious, level-headed professional using hi-tech gadgetry to track down and capture his slippery adversary, Dr. Octavius Brine – voiced by the legendary John Malkovich – and stop him from destroying the world as we know it.

 

                Featured in this special feature video are Cumberbatch and Malkovich quizzing each other’s characters in the movie.  A DreamWorks Animation feature, “Penguins of Madagascar” opens November 26 in cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

RUPERT GRINT VOICES AMADEO IN “FOOSBALL: THE UNBEATABLES”

Rupert Grint of the worldwide phenomenon “Harry Potter” franchise voices Amadeo, a gifted young boy with a unique gift as the best foosball player ever in the upcoming animated movie for the family – “Foosball: The Unbeatables” (titled in the US as “Underdogs” from its original Argentine title “Metegol”).  The movie was supervised by Sergio Pablos who is also known for his works in the hit movies “Rio” and “Despicable Me.”

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In their small town, there isn’t a single challenger good enough to beat Amadeo at foosball.  But the rest of his life isn’t as shining as his foosball achievements.  He is in love with his friend Laura, but is too shy to bring himself to open his heart to her.  So he just hangs out in the quaint, timeless village.  Soon enough, Amadeo grows up to be the best foosball player of all time.  And even though he is a good-natured likable young man, his time is spent playing foosball and little else.  Then one day, Amadeo finds his ordinary routine derailed by the return of his childhood rival Flash,  a kid his age  who has come seeking revenge for a match he lost to Amadeo years back.  Despite his fame and fortune from being the best soccer in the world, Ace is bent on crushing Amadeo, destroying the bar where he works and his foosball machine, on winning Laura’s affections and even turning the village into an “Ace” theme park and stadium.

 

 “Foosball: The Unbeatables” opens very soon this October 1 in theatres nationwide from Axinite Digicinema.

Press Release No 1: A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES: A Blockbuster Suspense Thriller based on Lawrence Block’s Novel

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Based on LAWRENCE BLOCK’s best-selling series of mystery novels, A Walk Among the Tombstones stars LIAM NEESON (Non-Stop, Taken series) as Matt Scudder, an ex-NYPD cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help heroin trafficker Kenny Kristo (DAN STEVENS of television’s Downton Abbey) hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife, the PI learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime…nor will it be the last. Blurring the lines between right and wrong, Scudder races to track the deviants through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again.

Co-starring in the suspense thriller are BOYD HOLBROOK (Very Good Girls) as Peter Kristo, Kenny’s brother and a recovering drug addict who enlists Scudder’s help tracking down the murderers; DAVID HARBOUR (Quantum of Solace) as Ray and ADAM DAVID THOMPSON (Martha Marcy May Marlene) as Albert, two demented serial killers whose ability to fade into the shadows allows them to stay one step ahead of the police; and BRIAN “ASTRO” BRADLEY (Earth to Echo) as TJ, a homeless young artist who befriends the ex-cop. LIAM NEESON stars as private detective Matt Scudder.

Supporting the key cast of the film are SEBASTIAN ROCHÉ (Beowulf ) as Yuri Landau, a Russian drug dealer racing to save his daughter before she becomes another innocent victim; MARK CONSUELOS (TV’s American Horror Story) as Reuben Quintana, who proves to have key intel during Scudder’s search; and ÓLAFUR DARRI ÓLAFSSON (Contraband) as James Loogan, a cemetery groundskeeper with disturbingly intimate knowledge of the crimes that have shaken the city. Led by Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker SCOTT FRANK(writer/director of The Lookout and writer of Out of Sight, Minority Report, The Wolverine), who directs the film and adapted Block’s novel for the screen, A Walk Among the Tombstones has a multiple award-winning creative team that includes cinematographer MIHAI MALAIMARE, JR. (The Master, Tetro), production designer DAVID BRISBIN (The Lookout, The Twilight Saga: New Moon), editor  JILL SAVITT (The Lookout,Secret Window), costume designer BETSY HEIMANN (Pulp Fiction, Almost Famous) and composer CARLOS RAFAEL RIVERA.

A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES is produced by Jersey Films’ DANNY DEVITO (Erin Brockovich, Out of Sight), Double Feature Films’ MICHAEL SHAMBERG (Contagion, Erin Brockovich) and STACEY SHER (Django Unchained, Erin Brockovich), Exclusive Media’s TOBIN ARMBRUST (Begin Again, Rush) and Cross Creek Pictures ’ BRIAN OLIVER (Black Swan, The Woman in Black) and is directed by Scott Frank. It is distributed by Solar Pictures (not Solar Films). Showing at your favorite theaters on September 19.

“FOOSBALL: THE UNBEATABLES” FINAL TRAILER

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The upcoming family-oriented action adventure “Foosball: The Unbeatables” is about the journey of Amadeo (voiced by Rupert Grint) who lives in a small and anonymous village.  He works at a bar, plays foosball better than anyone and is in love with Laura, though she does not know it.  His simple routing comes crumbling down when Ace, a young man from the village that became the world’s best football player, comes back willing to have his revenge for the only defeat he ever suffered against Amadeo when they were younger.  With his foosball table, his bar and even soul destroyed, Amadeo discovers something magical, the players of his beloved foosball table can talk…and suddenly comes to life.   Together, they will embark on a journey full of adventures to save Laura and the village and becoming a true team along the way.

“Foosball: The Unbeatables” opens October 1 from Axinite Digicinema in theatres nationwide.  Official trailer link here:

“THE PRINCE” FACES OLD ENEMIES FOR TAKEN DAUGHTER

Director Brian A. Miller dives headlong into the gritty underworld of territorial gangsters and revenge in the action-thriller, “The Prince.”  Paul Brennan (Jason Patric) is a former mob enforcer with two decades between him and an awful mistake that took the lives of Omar (Bruce Willis), a very powerful man’s family.

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“When Paul’s daughter goes missing in the city where he is a wanted man, he has to go back into this past,” begins Miller. “Bit by bit, as we pull that string, it leads us to all these new dimensions, back into the sins of his past life as he seeks redemption for the mistakes he had made. It’s a genre story turned upside down on its head, and that really attracted me to the script.”

“When Angela (Jessica Lowndes) first meets Paul he is just Beth’s (Gia Mantegna) dad, this mechanic from Mississippi; I don’t really know what I got myself into,” begins Lowndes, whose character comes off as the quintessential party girl, always chasing the next high. “Paul offers up this road trip to New Orleans to find his daughter and Angela thinks why not, let’s go party and have fun. But it turns out we have people chasing us and he is this bad ass and he’s killing people.”

John  Cusack plays Sam, an old friend or associate of Paul’s.  When he comes back to town and gets into trouble he asks Sam for a favor because of their prior association,” begins Cusack, whose character is reminiscent of Rick in Casablanca. “It’s a troubled relationship because of Paul’s past.” Paul and Angela make their way through the luxurious lobby of the Sam’s Goldmine Casino and Hotel. In the presidential suite, Paul explains that his daughter has gotten herself in with a bad crowd and someone called The Pharmacy. Sam knows the lunatic and can’t get involved, much less even be seen with Paul, who understands and explains he just needs a safe place for Angela. As Paul leaves, Sam warns that a lot of their guys are now with Omar.

Miller shot the fillm on locations throughout Mobile, Alabama. “I have to say, the production value that we got from Mobile is quite spectacular,” says Miller enthusiastically of the city that turned itself into a back lot and doubled as New Orleans for a large portion of the shoot. Adds producer Randall Emmett, “Brian fell in love with Mobile and thought it was just ideal for The Prince. The city worked with us and the community really embraced us, so it made our production really work.”

 

                “The Prince” opens September 10 in theatres nationwide from Axinite Digicinema.

CREATING “THE MAZE RUNNER” WORLD

It will take wit, agility, speed and strength to survive a labyrinth of dangerous walls with predators ready to kill at an instant in the upcoming young adult movie “The Maze Runner.”

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Based on the bestselling YA series of novel of the same title by James Dashner, “The Maze Runner” brings a group of young boys (and a girl) together in a secluded place known as the Glade where they come and stay but does not have any idea of who they really are and what brought them there. Starring, Dylan O’Brien, Ki Hong Lee,  Kaya Scodelario, Aml Ameen, Will Poulter and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, the movie is directed by Wes Ball who envisioned the Maze walls to be modern and ancient.   The towering structure’s creeping vines and seemingly empty corridors mask a threat that terrifies even the most hardened and veteran Gladers.  The hidden creatures, which the kids call Grievers – though none has actually seen one, preys on those who stay too long in the Maze. This means the boys must get out of the Maze before its walls close because nobody survives a night there.

Check out the cast and filmmakers video here on the making of the walls:

“THE MAZE RUNNER” opens September 17 in cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.