Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness Coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

Paramount Home Media Distribution announced today that director J.J. Abrams’ global blockbusters STAR TREK and STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS will be the studio’s first two titles released on the new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format.  The releases coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Star Trek franchise in 2016.  4K UHD represents the next evolution in home entertainment, offering four times the resolution and more than double the number of colors available with full HD.  In addition, these spectacular 4K UHD releases deliver exceptional vibrancy and contrast through High Dynamic Range technology, which reveals hidden details and shades of color that more closely mimic real life.

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“Alice Through the Looking Glass” Trailer

Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter in a scene from Alice Through the Looking Glass
Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter in a scene from Alice Through the Looking Glass

Alice Kingsleigh (Mia Wasikowska) has spent the past few years following in her father’s footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland and her friends the White Rabbit (Martin Sheen), Absolem (Alan Rickman), the Cheshire Cat (Fry) and the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), who is not himself. The Hatter has lost his Muchness, so Mirana (Anne Hathaway) sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the chamber of the Grand Clock which powers all time. Returning to the past, she comes across friends – and enemies – at different points in their lives, and embarks on a perilous race to save the Hatter before time runs out.

Presented in Digital 3D™, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D, Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass” opens in U.S. theaters on May 27, 2016.

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Game of Thrones Season 5 Available March 15th

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The much awaited release of “Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season” will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on March 15th with all the adventure and excitement of the former sequels. Winner of 12 Emmy® Awards (the most of any series in one year) and a Guinness World Record holder for the largest simultaneous broadcast of a TV drama (in 173 countries and territories worldwide), the 5th season is poised to be the most sought after video of the year.

Read our critic’s review of “Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season” in Aced Magazine coming soon.

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“SING” The Movie’s Official Trailer

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Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon ( voice of Matthew McConaughey), a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist—okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel—who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.

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Star Wars VIII and Pirates 5 set opening dates

Star Wars: Episode VIII, originally scheduled for release on May 26, 2017, will now debut on December 15, 2017. The move follows the extraordinary success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was the first Star Wars movie to premiere in December. In the popular holiday moviegoing corridor, it smashed numerous records, including biggest domestic and global debuts of all time as well as the biggest domestic second and third weekends, en route to becoming the highest grossing domestic release of all time with over $861M and the third biggest global release ever with $1.887B.

Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: Episode VIII is currently in pre-production and will begin principal photography in London next month. Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman will produce and J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski, and Jason McGatlin will executive produce. Stay tuned to StarWars.com for exciting updates in the coming weeks.

With Star Wars: Episode VIII jumping to December, Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will set sail on May 26, 2017, from its previously scheduled July 7, 2017, berth. The blockbuster franchise’s previous installment, the $1B-grossing Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, also debuted in late May.

In Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow with Geoffrey Rush back on board as Barbossa, Orlando Bloom resurfacing as Will Turner, and a terrifying new adversary, Captain Salazar, played by Javier Bardem, in the mix. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, the film is currently in post-production.

Something for the Kiddies “Trolls”

Anna Kendrick voices Poppy in DreamWorksTrolls.DreamWorks Animation’s TROLLS is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music! From the genius creators of SHREK, TROLLS stars Anna Kendrick as Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, and her polar opposite, Branch, played by Justin Timberlake. Together, this unlikely pair of Trolls must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they’ve ever known.

TROLLS

Release: November 4, 2016

Director: Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After)

Co-director: Walt Dohrn (Shrek Forever After)

Producer: Gina Shay (Shrek Forever After)

Movie Passes for Canned Food

Join with Cobb Grove 16 Theatres and CineBistro in Wesley Chapel, Florida in their quest to collect food for those who are in need.  Just drop off  4 canned goods and they will issue you 1 free pass to a movie.  There is a limit of one free pass per day, but please donate as many cans as you wish per day.  

Only at this location: Cobb Grove 16 Theatres, 6333 Wesley Grove Boulevard. Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

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Please, only canned goods that are not beyond their expiration date.  Please be sure to check the dates on the cans before bringing them to the theater. Thank you.

30 Year Old FLiFF Puts a Twist on Opening Night

FLiFF bannerThe Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
Unveils 30TH ANNIVERSARY Line-up for 2015

Opening Night Films:
WHERE TO INVADE NEXT
THE BOAT BUILDER
JACO
Centerpiece Film: SILVER SKIES
Closing Night Film: THE WANNABE

 Special Guests include:
Michael Moore, Robert Trujillo, Ed Harris, Christopher Lloyd, Amy Madigan,
Victor Nunez, Loretta Swit, Candy Clark, Estelle Parsons

The 30th Anniversary of The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLiFF) will present more than 150 films from November 6th thru November 22 at several venues in South Florida. The films will include  American Indie and World Cinema features and documentaries from around the world. A shorts program will also be presented throughout the nearly three week festival. There will be red carpet premiers, galas, a prime list of special guest celebs, and awards competition. Expected in attendance will by Ed Harris, Christopher Lloyd, Amy Madigan, Loretta Swit, Candy Clark, Estelle Prasons, Michael Moore, Robert Trujillo and Victor Nunez.

OPENING NIGHT 3 FILM EVENT

Opening Night on November 6th will see A different twist on FLiFF with three movies being spooled to open the festival.

Christopher Lloyd as Abner in The Boat Builder
Christopher Lloyd as Abner in The Boat Builder

The Boat Builder stars Christopher Lloyd, (Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and TV sitcom Taxi) as Abner, an embittered old mariner, a widower living a solitary life in a small maritime town, finding comfort only in the countless hours spent rebuilding an old sailboat. When Rick, a neglected young orphan, hides from the local bullies on Abner’s property, the grumpy old man and the vulnerable boy find common ground and form an unlikely bond which will change their lives in unexpected ways.

World Premiere. Special Guests: Christopher Lloyd, director Arnold Grossman and producer Richard J. Bosner. Friday, November 6, 8:00pm, Cinema Paradiso – Fort Lauderdale

A scene from Where to Invade Next
A scene from Where to Invade Next

In Where To Invade Next, the new documentary from Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore, the controversial culture warrior tells the Pentagon to “stand down” — he will do the invading for America from now on. What if the US could do a better job at invading? That’s the question which sends Moore on an epic journey.
Florida Premiere. Special Guest: Michael Moore. Friday, November 6, 7:00 pm, Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Fl.

Jaco Pastorius in JACO
Jaco Pastorius in JACO

Jaco directed by Paul Marchand and produced by Metallica’s Robert Trujillo, Jaco uses never-before-seen 8mm film, photographs, and audio recordings to unveil the true story behind the legend of musician Jaco Pastorius. Born in Oakland Park [Broward County], the self-taught, larger-than-life Pastorius single-handedly changed the course of modern music by redefining the sound and the role of the electric bass guitar. Jaco’s life, his music, and his heartbreaking end are chronicled by footage and photography from the Pastorius family archive; interviews with Joni Mitchell, Carlos Santana, Sting and Flea (of the Red Hot Chili Peppers), and footage of Billy Joel, Stephen Stills, and many other artists.
Florida Premiere. Special Guests: Director Paul Marchand, Producer Robert Trujillo and members of the Pastorius family. Friday, November 6, 9:00 pm, Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock

PRE-OPENING MINI FEST

The cinematic adventure gets started in advance of the Festival itself with two Pre-Festival Screenings: the Florida Premiere of Brooklyn, written by Nick Hornby (About A Boy, Wild) and the U.S. Premiere of Single In South Beach, starring Kevin Sorbo, Carlos Ponce and Haley Webb, on Wednesday, November 4. Single In South Beach directors Alejandro Itkin and Hunter Carson will walk the red carpet at the film’s premiere.

CENTERPIECE FILM

George Hamilton, Valerie Perrine, Alex Rocco, Barbara Bain, Mariette Hartley, Howard Hesseman, Jack McGee, and Jack Betts star in Silver Skies, the story of a group of neighbors whose lives are turned upside down when their beloved apartment complex is suddenly sold out from under them. Silver Skies is a funny, dark and lovely story about getting older and trying to hang onto each other and the American Dream. Florida Premiere. Special Guests: Director Rosemary Rodriguez, Producer Nestor Rodriguez and Star Jack McGee (The Fighter, Moneyball, Crash). Friday, November 13, 7:15 pm, Sunrise Civic Center

CLOSING NIGHT FILM

Vincent Piazza and Patricia Arquette in The Wannabe
Vincent Piazza and Patricia Arquette in The Wannabe

Obsessed with mob culture and desperate to fit in, Thomas, the title character of The Wannabe, sets out to fix the 1992 trial of mob boss John Gotti. Thomas believes if his plan is executed, it will put him at the center of all that he idolizes. But the plot is foiled, setting off events worthy of mob lore. The Wannabe intertwines real people and true events, past and present, and fantasy – and features Patricia Arquette, in a magnificent performance that many believe tops her Oscar-winning performance in Boyhood.
Special Guests: Director Nick Sandow (who portrays Joe Caputo in Orange Is the New Black), Producer Michael Gasparro. Southeast Premiere. Sunday, November 22, 6:00pm, Cinema Paradiso – Fort Lauderdale and Cinema Paradiso – Hollywood

For tickets and information: http://www.fliff.com/buy-fliff-tickets/
For complete schedule of films: http://www.fliff.com/wp-content/uploads/sch.pdf

Miami Int. Film Fest Announces Gems Lineup

 

GEMS logoMiami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival Announces GEMS 2015 Film Lineup

GEMS, Miami International Film Festival’s fall event returns October 22 – 25, 2015
Film slate includes Berlin and Cannes Festival Award Winners, Oscar Hopefuls, and International Box Office Hits
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Pitch Perfect 2 offers a walk-on role in Pitch Perfect 3

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In celebration of Pitch Perfect 2‘s Blu-ray/DVD release, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has partnered with Dubsmash to give one lucky winner a walk on role in Pitch Perfect 3! Fans can re-create their favorite Pitch Perfect moment for a chance to join the Bellas and be part of the wildly popular musical franchise!
Enter to win by creating a video using the Dubsmash app and uploading it to Vine and Instagram with #PitchSmash.
Visit Pitch2Smash.com for more details. 
The winner will be announced on Good Morning America on September 22nd!