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Watch The Screened Out Trailer

Check out the trailer for director Jon Hyatt’s new documentary Screened Out, which asks the question, how much screen time is too much?

All over the world, as technology grows and advances, so does our addiction to our devices. Join filmmaker Jon Hyatt and his family on a journey through the life-changing effects of screen addiction, how the tech industry hooked global consumers and its greater impact on our lives. From smartphones, portable tablets and social media, the tech industry has designed these fun immersive technologies, but are they good for us? Are we too dependent on our devices? What keeps us hooked and how is it impacting our children and the world as a whole?

Screened Out will be available On Demand on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, from Dark Star Pictures.

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20th Century Studios’ “The Call of The Wild” And Searchlight Pictures’ “Downhill” To Arrive Early On Digital March 27

The Walt Disney Studios announced today that 20th Century Studios’ “The Call of The Wild” and Searchlight Pictures’ “Downhill” will be available to buy digitally and on Movies Anywhere beginning March 27 in the U.S.

Both films debuted in theaters in February. With cinemas currently impacted by closures due to the global health crisis, “The Call of The Wild” and “Downhill” will be available ahead of schedule to purchase on digital platforms in the U.S. for $14.99 and $9.99 respectively.

“The Call of the Wild” delighted audiences upon opening February 21, earning an 89% Verified Audience Score on RottenTomatoes®. Adapted from the novel by Jack London, it vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Canadian Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team–and later its leader–Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master. As a live-action/animation hybrid, “The Call of the Wild” employs visual effects and animation technology in order to bring the animals in the film to life. “The Call of the Wild” is directed by Chris Sanders and stars Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford, Cara Gee, Michael Horse, Jean Louisa Kelly, Colin Woodell, Adam Fergus and Abraham Benrubi. Erwin Stoff, p.g.a. and James Mangold, p.g.a. are producing with Diana Pokorny, Ryan Stafford and screenwriter Michael Green serving as executive producers. 

“Downhill” debuted in theaters on February 14 after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell star in this biting comedy. “Downhill” is directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, written by Nat Faxon, Jim Rash and Jesse Armstrong and stars Will Ferrell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Zach Woods, Zoe Chao, Giulio Berruti, Kristofer Hivju and Miranda Otto. Anthony Bregman p.g.a., Julia Louis-Dreyfus p.g.a. and Stefanie Azpiazu p.g.a. are producing with Erik Hemmendorff and Ruben Östlund serving as executive producers.

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Watch The Willoughbys Trailer

Netflix has released the official trailer for director Kris Pearn’s forthcoming animated film adaptation of The Willoughbys, featuring the titular children as they scheme a way to send their terrible parents away. The movie is based on the acclaimed book by Newberry Award-winning author Lois Lowry. 

In The Willoughbys, convinced they’d be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The four siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure to learn how to adapt their old-fashioned values to the contemporary world as they try to find the true meaning of family.

The film will feature the voices of Grammy nominee Alessia Cara as Jane, Will Forte (Scoob!) as Tim, Vincent Tong (Sausage Party) as the Barnabys, Ricky Gervais (The Little Prince) as Cat, Maya Rudolph (Big Hero 6, Connected) as Nanny, Terry Crews (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2) as Comander Melanoff, Martin Short (Frankenweenie) as Father and Jane Krakowski (Open Season) as Mother.

The film will be available for streaming on Netflix April 22. 

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Ebirah, Horror of The Deep Print By Attack Peter

Peter Santa-Maria (Attack Peter) is a printmaker who focuses on hand-carved linocut prints on Lokta paper (handmade paper imported from Nepal) that he prints himself – and the results are awesome! 

I posted about him HERE.

The artist’s second poster for Mondo is entitled Ebirah, Horror of The Deep. Also known as Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster, this film sees Godzilla ally with Mothra to take on Ebirah, a giant crustacean kaiju. Peter yet again delivers an awesome illustration of the ensuing battle between the three monsters.

The poster will go on sale Thursday, March 26 at 11am (CT) via THE DROP.

Ebirah, Horror of The Deep
By Attack Peter
20″ x 30″ Linocut Print on Lokta Paper
Edition of 120
Signed and Numbered by Attack Peter
Printed by Attack Peter
Expected to Ship in June 2020
$80

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Bad Boys For Life Arrives On Digital March 31 & Blu-ray On April 21

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back on the case in the roles that launched the dynamic duo to global superstardom in Bad Boys For Life. The action-packed comedy that has earned over $400 million dollars at the worldwide box office and a Certified Fresh rating by Rotten Tomatoes, explodes onto Digital March 31 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD April 21 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Bad Boys For Life brings even more laughs and thrilling action to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital, with over 50 minutes of special features, including an alternate ending from the film’s high-octane final showdown, all-new and extended scenes, outtakes and bloopers, Easter eggs, an exclusive peek at the making of the film and a look back at the first three installments of the hit franchise. The DVD includes extended and alternate scenes, bloopers and more.

The original Bad Boys, Mike Lowry (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence), are back. After a string of assassinations and an attempt on Mike’s life, he convinces a hesitant Marcus to hold off retirement and partner one last time. Together, they team up with AMMO, the new hotshot division of the Miami PD, to take down the merciless head of the Aretas Cartel. Rounding out the cast are Vanessa Hudgens (Spring Breakers), Alexander Ludwig (TV’s “Vikings”), Charles Melton (TV’s “Riverdale”), Paola Nuñez (TV’s “The Purge”), Kate del Castillo (The Book of Life), award-winning recording artist Nicky Jam and Bad Boys franchise veteran Joe Pantoliano.

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Scott C. Alfred Hitchcock Coaster Set Available From Gallery 1988 On March 25

On Wednesday, March 25, Gallery 1988 will release a Scott C. Alfred Hitchcock Showdowns Coaster Set. The set contains four high end drink coasters featuring images of Rear Window, North By Northwest, The Birds, and Psycho in a wood holder! 

Order HERE for $40.

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Bruce Lee’s Fist of Fear, Touch of Death Is Back For A Special Edition 40th Anniversary Release

“Fist of Fear, Touch of Death” (1980) returns for its 40th anniversary with a stunning 4K restoration! Celebrate the ultimate battle for the Bruce Lee legacy featuring the three masters: Bruce Lee, Ron Van Clief, and Fred Williamson.

This special 40th anniversary collector’s set is guaranteed to pack a punch, featuring a blood-red, Blu-ray case and a stunning 4K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative under exclusive license from the film’s original producers at Aquarius Releasing, Inc.

Exclusive Special Features:

Stars Fred Williamson and Ron Van Clief are reunited for interviews, produced masterfully by Prince Henry Entertainment Group founder Frazier Prince; and producer Terry Levene, director Matthew Mallinson and scriptwriter Ron Harvey give their behind-the-camera take on the film in new interviews conducted by producer and editor Jim Markovic as part of an exclusive 30-minute featurette, “That’s Bruceploitation,” by Daniel Griffith at Ballyhoo Motion Pictures. Limited edition Blu-ray copies will feature a special liner note booklet written by Justin Decloux and Will Sloan, hosts of The Important Cinema Club podcast.

Fist of Fear, Touch of Death is available for purchase on The Film Detective website March 31 in a limited-edition Blu-ray ($24.99) or on DVD ($19.99). With a limited pressing of just 1,500 Blu-rays. Fans can secure a copy by pre-ordering at www.thefilmdetective.com/fist-of-fear.

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The Silence of The Lambs Posters By Laurent Durieux

Mad Duck Posters will release new posters this week for The Silence of The Lambs by Laurent Durieux! The artist had the following to say about his take on the modern masterpiece:

“The art captures the room of the girl found dead who was on the autopsy table at the coroner’s office with her back incised. Here I make an ellipse between two scenes that follow each other in the final part of the film, where Agent Starling understands by seeing the different elements observed in this piece (polaroids, wallpaper with butterflies, sewing machine, dressmaker’s dummy, and especially the dress in the closet which has the same two large diamond-shaped strips). She understands that this is a dressmaker who makes clothes out of human skins and then we find her at Buffallo’s house in the final scene, which is why we see Agent Starling approaching Buffallo’s house across the street…”

The posters go on sale this Wednesday, March 25th 2020 at 12PM ET! Click HERE to order.

The Silence of The Lambs Regular Poster
By Laurent Durieux
24×36
Run of 350
$75

The Silence of The Lambs Variant Poster
By Laurent Durieux
24×36
Run of 250
$95

There will be a very small run of foils for each colorway as well.  

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Funko Pop! Deluxe Star Wars: Battle At Echo Base Series – 6″ Wampa, Amazon Exclusive, Figure 1 of 6

The Star Wars, Battle at Echo Base Funko Pop! Deluxe Series is a brand new set of combinable figures exclusive to Amazon. All celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, and the ice planet of Hoth. The Pop! Deluxe: Battle at Echo Base series will feature 6 brand new uinque figures, with combinable bases, starting with a 6″ Wampa!

This series will capture iconic characters and moments from the planet Hoth. The figures will feature bases that can be combined to nest together in any order you wish! When all the figures are combined, they will make for one cohesive side by side shelf display!

These figures feature a level of detail not captured by original Star Wars Funko Pops! The next figure will be announced when the previous figure begins shipping.

Each figure will be available for individual purchase, as they are announced. Figures will continue to be announced and made available throughout 2020. Start you Battle at Echo Base series today by securing the first figure, 6″ Wampa, exclusively on Amazon.

Pre-order the Funko Pop! Deluxe Star Wars: Battle at Echo Base Series – 6″ Wampa HERE.

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Sonic The Hedgehog Coming To Digital Platforms Early On March 31

After already becoming the highest-grossing video game film in the US last month, Paramount Pictures is bringing Sonic the Hedgehog home to digital platforms early on March 31.

In addition to making the film available early on digital platforms, Paramount has also announced the iconic adventure game adaptation is set to hit shelves on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD on May 19 and renting on discs at Redbox and similar businesses around the same time.

The decision to release the film early digitally comes as Warner Bros. recently moved up the online debuts of Birds of Prey, The Way Back and Just Mercy to March 24, while fellow studio Sony has bumped up Bloodshot‘s debut, STX’s The Gentlemen and Disney’s Frozen II and Onward, while Universal has released The Hunt and The Invisible Man early and are planning to release Trolls World Tour simultaneously online and in theaters in April.

Written by Patrick Casey (Golan the Insatiable), Josh Miller (Golan the Insatiable) and Oren Uziel (The Cloverfield Paradox), the film follows Tom Wachowski, a cop in the rural town of Green Hills, who decides to help Sonic escape from the government looking to capture him. The film is directed by Jeff Fowler and executive produced by Tim Miller (Terminator: Dark Fate).

The cast for Sonic the Hedgehog includes Jim Carrey (Kidding) as Sonic’s rival, Doctor Robotnik/Eggman, James Marsden (Westworld) as Wachowski, a police officer who teams up with Sonic; Adam Pally (The Mindy Project) as Tom’s fellow police officer, Tika Sumpter (Ride Along), and Natasha Rothwell (Wonder Woman 1984). Ben Schwartz (Parks and Rec) provides the voice for Sonic in the film.

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