Sunday, August 30, 2015

Justin Beiber Asks "What Do You Mean", New Album Announcecd

Global superstar Justin Bieber's brand new single, "What Do You Mean" took over the #1 spot at iTunes this week within nanoseconds of its global release. The single is playing on iHeart radio's 800+ stations across the USA every hour on the hour today. The arrival of "What Do You Mean" caps a hugely successful viral 30 day Instagram countdown and Twitter lyric reveal campaign, garnering over a 100 million impressions.

Listen to "What Do You Mean" here-

The lyric video for "What Do You Mean," featuring professional skater Ryan Sheckler, premiered on YouTube this week too.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Lenny Kravitz Rocks with October Concert Film Release

Lenny Kravitz and Eagle Rock Entertainment are excited to announce the release of a new, live concert film entitled Just Let Go, which will be set for worldwide release on DVD, Blu-ray and on October 23, 2015.

Shot over the course of three months in the fall of 2014 during the European leg of Kravitz’s world tour, Just Let Go features spectacular live performances of some of the best loved tracks from the artist’s legendary career, including “Fly Away,” “American Woman,” “It Ain’t Over ’Til It’s Over,” “Let Love Rule,” “Are You Gonna Go My Way,” as well as new materials from his latest studio album, Strut.

“I am a solo artist but Just Let Go reflects on the relationship with my band and the camaraderie that develops between us while out on the road,” states Lenny Kravitz. “The film takes a deeper look into what it’s like to be on tour and also gives an intimate perspective into my life with my band, both on and off the stage.”

Boo! "NOW That's What I Call Music!" Reveals "Now Halloween!" Plans

NOW That's What I Call Music!, the world's best-selling multi-artist album series, is pleased to announce the upcoming release of NOW Halloween!, the NOW brand's spooktacular first foray into the tricks and treats of Halloween-themed rock and pop music, ranging from TV ("True Blood") and movie themes ("Halloween," "The Exorcist," "Beetlejuice") to novelty smashes ("Monster Mash," "Werewolves of London") to radio perennials ("Season of the Witch," "Don't Fear the Reaper," "I Put a Spell on You").

A spine-tingling collection of 18 bone-chilling hits, jams and instrumentals, NOW Halloween! will be available Friday, September 11, 2015.

NOW Halloween! showcases 18 Halloween-themed classic hits from a variety of artists including director John Carpenter's Theme from "Halloween," Rob Zombie's "Dragula," Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra & Chorus' "O Fortuna," Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells"/Theme from "The Exorcist," Blue Oyster Cult's "(Don't Fear) The Reaper," INXS's "Devil Inside," Jace Everett's "Bad Things"/Theme from "True Blood," Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London," The Specials' "Ghost Town," Oingo Boingo's "Dead Man's Party," Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt-Keepers' "Monster Mash," The Citizens of Halloween's "This is Halloween," Donovan's "Season of the Witch," Nina Simone's "I Put A Spell On You," Danny Elfman's "Beetlejuice: Main Title/End Title," Run-D.M.C.'s "Ghostbusters," DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's "A Nightmare On My Street" and Rockwell's "Somebody's Watching Me."

Lionsgate Announces "Borderlands" Video Game Movie Plans

Lionsgate , a premier global content leader, is teaming with the publisher and creators of Borderlands, and renowned producers Avi and Ari Arad to adapt Gearbox Software's critically-acclaimed blockbuster video game Borderlands into a tent-pole feature film, the parties announced today.  Borderlands is an action role-playing first-person shooter video game created and developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K, a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

The award-winning Borderlands franchise has been lauded by critics and over the years has built a passionate global fan base, shipping more than 26 million copies around the world since its launch in 2009, including 8 million copies shipped during Take Two's fiscal year 2015 alone. Set in the frontier of a sci-fi universe, Borderlands is best known for Gearbox's blending of irreverent humor and characters, with a unique comic-book art style, and co-operative four-player genre-bending, loot-grabbing gameplay. It's a franchise that in the last six years has ushered in a new and popular category of first-person shooters.

The Borderlands film creative team will be led by producers Avi and Ari Arad, who are responsible for some of the most successful motion picture and television franchises in history, including Iron Man, Spider Man, The Amazing Spider Man, X-Men, Ghost Rider and Blade.

Shell Shocked and the Murder Capital of the USA

New Orleans is the murder capital of the United States. For the last decade, statistics have shown murder rates four to six times higher than the national average. Shell Shocked (releasing September 8, 2015 from Passion River) starts at the surface of New Orleans’ murder epidemic and delves
into the hearts and minds of those whose lives are most deeply impacted—the youth who live in fear of violence, the parents who grieve a wound that will never fully heal, and the mentors who are saving lives. The film lays out the big picture of a city plagued by violence; it will describe, in simplified terms, how children’s lives are shaped by family, schools, poverty, and a stressed criminal justice system; and, finally, move to solutions related to individual, community, and administrative choices.

Shell Shocked seeks to boil this situation down to its core: violence is causing unbearable loss, youth need to know that someone cares, and mentoring makes a difference. The film will argue, through the voices of those who are most invested, that this is NOT too complex a problem to address and fix. Though this story is grounded in New Orleans, several voices bridge the connection between New Orleans and other cities where long-term disenfranchisement and access to arms has become a common lethal combination. Shell Shocked is used as a tool to facilitate conversations about the causes and devastating impact of gun violence and to open paths for communication and change.

She's Funny That Way Arrives in November

Settle in for a hilarious tale of complicated relationships like no other when She’s Funny That Way arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital HD) and Digital HD November 3 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. 
From Academy Award-nominated director Peter Bogdanovich (Best Director, The Last Picture Show, 1971) and written by Louise Stratten (Django Unchained) and Peter Bogdanovich, She’s Funny That Way stars Owen Wilson (Midnight in Paris), Imogen Poots (Need for Speed), Kathryn Hahn (Tomorrowland), Will Forte (Nebraska), Cybill Shepherd (Taxi Driver), Austin Pendleton (A Beautiful Mind), Joanna Lumley (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Richard Lewis (Leaving Las Vegas), with Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Jennifer Aniston (Horrible Bosses) in a screwball comedy featuring the interconnected personal lives of the cast and crew of a Broadway production. 

When established director Arnold Albertson (Wilson) casts call-girl-turned-actress Isabella “Izzy” Patterson (Poots) in a new play to star alongside his wife Delta (Hahn) and her ex-lover Seth Gilbert (Ifans), a zany love triangle forms with hilarious twists. Jennifer Aniston plays Izzy’s therapist Jane, who is consumed with her own failing relationship with Arnold’s playwright Joshua Fleet (Forte), who is also developing a crush on Izzy. 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Demi Lovato is CONFIDENT With Her New October Release

Just off the heels of an epic return with #1 iTunes single “Cool for the Summer,” multi-platinum selling recording artist Demi Lovato has no plans to cool down as she swings into the fall season with a release date of October 16 for her much-anticipated fifth studio album, ‘CONFIDENT’.  Released via Hollywood Records, the Standard and Deluxe versions of the album, feature production by Max Martin, Ryan Tedder, Steve Mac, Jason Evigan, Wolf Cousins, Savan Kotecha, and Stargate. ‘CONFIDENT’ marks Lovato’s first album release through a creative partnership between Hollywood Records, Island Records and Safehouse Records,  a label she created with Nick Jonas and their manager, Phil McIntyre

To celebrate her upcoming release Lovato will perform the chart-topping summer anthem for the first time on national television at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday, August 30 at 9:00pm ET/PT on MTV. Lovato will complement her debut performance of the critically -acclaimed track in front of a crowd of fans on Jimmy Kimmel Live’s outdoor stage next Monday, August 31 at 11:35pm ET/PT on ABC.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Tony Bennett Reveals "The Silver Lining : The Songs of Jerome Kern" Album

RPM/Columbia Records is proud to announce the release of The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, a new album from American musical legend Tony Bennett and acclaimed jazz pianist Bill Charlap, arriving Friday, September 25, 2015.

Following the enormous success of his #1, Grammy-Award winning album with Lady Gaga, Cheek To Cheek, this new release continues the classic series of Tony Bennett album releases celebrating the essentials of the Great American Songbook. The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern is an appreciation of the genius of Jerome David Kern (1885-1945), one of the 20th century's most important American composers of musical theater and popular music.

Tony Bennett is the only artist to successfully bridge the worlds of pop music and jazz on an international scale for over 60 years. The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern become parts of a timeless legacy of recordings that Bennett has done throughout his career that have embraced both genres, in particular the revered piano jazz albums that he recorded with the late Bill Evans in 1975 and 1977. Tony has become synonymous with the pop/jazz connection and in recent years has been a mentor to contemporary artists such as Lady Gaga and the late Amy Winehouse in encouraging them to embrace jazz music. With his 90th birthday less than a year away, The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern defines what makes Tony Bennett unique in the pantheon of great singers and is a testament to the legacy that he continues to create as a recording artist and influence in the music industry.

Over the course of his career, Kern composed more than 700 songs, creating musical elements used in more than 100 stage works, collaborating with the greatest lyricists and librettists of the era including P.G. Wodehouse, Oscar Hammerstein II, Dorothy Fields, Johnny Mercer, Ira Gershwin, E.Y. Harburg and many others on a seemingly limitless repertoire of classic songs including "Ol' Man River," "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "The Way You Look Tonight," "Long Ago and Far Away" and many more.


Nobody could invent a character quite like Kinky Friedman, the stogie-waving, black-hat-wearing Texas Jewboy singer, storyteller, tequila purveyor, animal rescuer and full-time iconoclast. Though renowned for penning some of outlaw country’s most outrageous songs, authoring bestsellers and running for governor of Texas, his 45-year career includes touring with Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue; recording with Clapton, most of the Band and Ringo Starr; appearing on Saturday Night Live and at the Grand Ole Opry; and writing one of Nelson Mandela’s favorite songs. He also became the protagonist of his own crime novels, because even he couldn’t invent a character that could out-kink Kinky Friedman.

But what he hasn’t done in 39 years is record a new studio album. Friedman’s The Loneliest Man I Ever Met, releasing October 2 on Avenue A Records/Thirty Tigers, might be one of the longest-awaited follow-ups in recent memory. Not that fans have complained; the continued popularity of tunes such as “Sold American,” “Nashville Casualty and Life” and “Ride ’Em Jewboy” (the Holocaust-referencing song that soothed Mandela in prison) prove Kinky is that rare talent whose work withstands the test of time. Friedman still delivers those songs — interspersed with his inimitable blend of politically incorrect quips, jokes and tales Still, there were more sentiments he needed to express — his own and those of colleagues such as Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Merle Haggard and his pal Willie Nelson, who produced and performs on his own “Bloody Mary Morning.” The album’s opening song, which also features Willie’s sister, Bobbie, on piano and Kevin Smith on standup bass, is rendered as a spare duet, their traded lines punctuated with Nelson’s Spanish guitar-picking. Conveying both immediacy and intimacy, it sets the tone for the other 11 tracks, all produced by Brian Molnar and featuring guitarist Joe Cirotti, with harmonica by Willie’s Family Band mate Mickey Raphael and piano contributions by Little Jewford, Kinky’s sidekick since his first post-Peace Corps job — bandleader of the Texas Jewboys.

Disney Invites You to a World of Epic Adventure and Imagination; TOMORROWLAND

From the Director of "The Incredibles," Blast Off with this Family Adventure on Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD on October 1.  With Exclusive Bonus Including Deleted Scenes, Casting Tomorrowland, Brad Bird Production Diaries, and More

Dreamers Wanted...Disney invites you to an incredible world of epic imagination where anything is possible. Buckle your seat belt, as the director of The Incredibles takes your family on an action-packed thrill ride.


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

PBS to Release The Widower in October

PBS Distribution announced today it will release “THE WIDOWER” on DVD and Blu-ray on October 20, 2015.  The chilling true story of Malcolm Webster (Reece Shearsmith) a perfect British gentleman – well-spoken, personable, and oozing with charm, or so it appears. 
THE WIDOWER” will be available on DVD and Blu-ray October 20, 2015. right after it's October 4 -18 TV airing.  The run time of the program is approximately 180 minutes.  The SRP for the DVD is $29.99 and $34.99 for Blu-ray.
In 1993, Malcolm and his first wife Claire (Sheridan Smith) have their dream wedding, only a year later she’s dead, a victim of a tragic car accident.  Four years later, completely broke, Malcolm starts anew in New Zealand with his second wife Felicity (Kate Fleetwood).
However, on their wedding night, Felicity feels unusually groggy and for the next year suffers from unexplained blackouts.  Soon, she pieces together small clues and realizes the death of Malcolm’s first wife may not have been an accident after all. 

Friday, August 14, 2015

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE Complete Series Remastered Set and Season 7 Remastered Announced

 Relive every touching moment of the family-favorite series with Laura, Pa and the entire Ingalls family when Little House on the Prairie: The Complete Series Deluxe Remastered Edition Gift Set arrives on DVD October 6th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.  The 48-disc set features all nine fully restored and remastered seasons, including the original broadcast-length episodes and eight hours of bonus material. A wonderful holiday gift for both new and returning fans of the timeless show, the collection is presented in an iconic “Little House” package, featuring a recreation of the Ingalls family home. In addition, Little House on the Prairie: Season Seven Deluxe Remastered
Edition makes its debut on DVD on October 6. 

Fall in love again with the classic TV series that celebrates family, faith and the human spirit, and enjoy the nine-season saga with vividly restored picture and sound. Completely uncut and remastered, this 48-disc set features all nine seasons and is packed with eight hours of bonus material, including the 96-minute original pilot movie, a cast screen test with Michael Landon and Melissa Gilbert, the six-part “The ‘Little House’ Phenomenon” documentary that takes a historical look back at the acclaimed series and three movie specials. Little House on the Prairie: The Complete Series Gift Set will be available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $149.98.

Making of the Mob:New York Hits on October 20

On October 20th Anchor Bay Entertainment releases AMC’s gripping and gritty docudrama “The Making of The Mob: New York” on Blu-ray and DVD. Available as a 2-disc set, “The Making of The Mob: New York” contains all eight episodes of the limited series that tells the true story of the rise of the American Mafia in New York City.

Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Ray Liotta, here is the unflinching look at the rough and tough rise of the most successful and brutal organized crime syndicate ever. The release is also fully loaded with insightful bonus features including featurettes, deleted scenes and interview segments that are shown here for the first time! SRP for Blu-ray is $49.99 and $39.98 for DVD.

“The Making of The Mob: New York” begins in 1905 and spans over 50 years to trace the rise of Charles “Lucky” Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and other notorious gangsters from their beginnings as a neighborhood gang of teenagers to murderous entrepreneurs and bootleggers who organized the criminal underworld, turning the Mafia into an American institution.

“The Making of The Mob: New York” is executive produced by Emmy Award-winning Stephen David Entertainment (“The World Wars,” “The Men Who Built America”). Utilizing an immersive blend of dramatic scenes, archival footage and groundbreaking VFX, “The Making of The Mob: New York” is AMC’s first ever docudrama and features testimonials paired with scripted re-enactments that gives unique perspective into the crime underworld. Notable figures featured throughout the series include former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Meyer Lansky II, Chazz Palminteri, Drea de Matteo, Joe Mantegna, Frankie Valli, Mob attorney and former Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman and noted author and historian David Pietrusza, among many others.


PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing “GREAT PERFORMANCES: DRIVING MISS DAISY” on DVD in September. Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Driving Miss Daisy, a 2010 hit on Broadway, stars Tony Award winner and three-time Academy Award nominee Angela Lansbury and two-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner James Earl Jones as Daisy Werthan and Hoke Colburn, respectively. Actor Boyd Gaines (a four-time Tony Award winner) reprises his Broadway role as Boolie Werthan.

“GREAT PERFORMANCES: DRIVING MISS DAISY” will be available on DVD September 29, 2015. The run time of this program is approximately 90 minutes and the DVD SRP is $24.99.

Directed for the stage by David Esbjornson, Uhry’s classic play is a timeless, searing, funny, and ultimately hopeful meditation on race relations in America, told through the complex relationship between two of popular culture’s most enduring characters. When Daisy Werthan, a widowed, 72-year-old Jewish woman living in midcentury Atlanta, is deemed too old to drive, her son hires Hoke Colburn, an African American man, to serve as her chauffeur. What begins as a troubled and hostile pairing, soon blossoms into a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries placed between them.

Inside Out Arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on November 3

From the Imaginative Minds of Disney-Pixar Comes a Major "Emotion" Picture Beyond Compare! Along with an all-new animated short "Riley's First Date?" Inside Out arrives on DVD, Blu-ray 3D and  Blu-ray Combo Pack November 3, 2015.

Do you ever look at someone and wonder what's going on inside their head? Disney-Pixar's "Inside Out" takes an exciting and hilarious journey into the mind to find the answer. Based in Headquarters, the control center of 11-year-old Riley's mind, five emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy. She strives to make sure Riley stays happy as she operates alongside fellow emotions Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. It's "an instant classic," raves Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times. Experience it like never before on Disney Blu-ray!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Robin Williams Leads Stellar Cast in "Boulevard"

Starz Robin Williams leads a superb cast with a “brilliant performance” (WOR) including Kathy Baker (The Age of Adaline, Take Shelter), Bob Odenkirk (“Breaking Bad”, “Better Call Saul”), Roberto Aguire (Struck by Lightning) and Giles Matthey (“True Blood”). BOULEVARD was directed by Dito Montiel (A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, The Son of No One) and written by Douglas Soesbe (The Wrong Woman).
Digital and Anchor Bay Entertainment today announced the home entertainment release of the “gripping and original” (Screen Picks) BOULEVARD  DVD and Blu-ray  September 1, 2015. Academy Award winner

BOULEVARD follows married but closeted 60 year-old bank employee Nolan (Williams) whose spontaneous turn down an unknown street upends his monotonous life and crumbling marriage. After forming an uncommon friendship with a young, charismatic hustler, Nolan finds himself on a journey of self-discovery and must comfort the secrets he has kept hidden from his wife and himself. Nolan’s dramatic decision to rethink his own identity holds with it the promise of happiness and salvation for both he and his wife in this touching and inspiring film.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

GEMMA BOVERY Arrives on DVD/Blu-ray September 1

GEMMA BOVERY is the clever, modern new film from acclaimed director Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel), an adaptation of Posy Simmonds’ (Tamara Drewe) popular graphic novel of the same name, itself a contemporary re-working of Gustave Flaubert’s literary masterpiece Madame Bovary.

GEMMA BOVERY begins when earthy British beauty Gemma Bovery (Gemma Arterton, Tamara Drewe) and her husband Charlie (Jason Flemyng, X-Men: First Class) move to a charming old farmhouse in the very same Norman village where Flaubert’s classic was written a century earlier. Local baker and Flaubert expert Martin Joubert (Fabrice Luchini, Potiche) becomes entranced with Gemma—and it doesn't take long before he is drawing parallels between the literary and real-life women. Gemma catches the eye of a handsome local playboy (Niels Schneider, Chaos), and when her magnetic ex suddenly reappears, she seems to be fulfilling Joubert's worst fears that her destiny is linked to that of Flaubert’s doomed heroine.

At once a cheeky literary mash-up, a sensuous romance, a witty feminist commentary and a heady celebration of French provincial life, GEMMA BOVERY is highlighted by an outstanding performance from the increasingly popular Gemma Arterton. Director/co-writer Fontaine was thrilled to work with Gemma as she took on the role of Gemma.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

"The Yes Men are Revolting" Announced for August 25 Release on DVD

For 20 years, notorious activists the Yes Men (Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum) have staged outrageous hoaxes to hijack public dialogue about the issues of the day. In their third cinematic outing (after The Yes Men and The Yes Men Fix the World), they’re well into their 40s, and mid-life crises are threatening to drive them out of activism forever – even as they prepare to take on the biggest challenge yet: climate change. Their latest film, The Yes Men are Revolting,  is as much a character study as it is a thrilling ride depicting their latest interventions against corporate greed.

From villages in Uganda, to toxic oil fields in Canada, these iconoclastic revolutionaries take on big oil, lobbyists, and the U.S. government, armed with nothing but thrift-store suits. Overcoming personal obstacles to deliver uproarious actions of global significance, the Yes Men deliver a hopeful message about ordinary people taking back the planet.

Escobar:Paradise Lost to DVD/BD in October

The critically acclaimed Escobar: Paradise Lost, written and directed by Andrea Di Stefano, and starring Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro (Traffic) and Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games franchise), arrives on Blu-ray and DVD this October 6, 2015 from Anchor Bay Entertainment.

An official selection of the 2014 Telluride Film Festival and 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, Escobar: Paradise Lost is an absorbing fictionalized drama based on notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar’s last reining days in Colombia.

Young surfer Nick (Hutcherson) thinks all his dreams have come true when he goes to visit his brother in Colombia. Against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches, he falls madly in love with Maria (Claudia Traisac, “Cuentame”). It all seems perfect until he meets her uncle, the famous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (Del Toro) and he finds his life is on the line when he’s pulled into the dangerous world of the family business. Escobar: Paradise Lost also stars Carlos Bardem (Black Souls), Laura LondoƱo (“La Bruja”) and Micke Moreno (“Reto de Mujer”).

Escobar: Paradise Lost will be available on Blu-ray and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment for the suggested retail price of $26.99 and $22.98, respectively.