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A2A Music Releases “Pearl” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Pearl SoundtrackA24 Music has announced the release of the Pearl Original Motion Picture Soundtrack with music by Tyler Bates & Timothy Williams, listen here. The 19-track album is available today, September 23 on major digital platforms.

With only six weeks to assemble a 68-person orchestra, Bates brought in frequent collaborator Timothy Williams, who worked with the composer on Guardians of the Galaxy, to help him audition musicians, build the orchestra, rehearse over four days in Nashville, and record the score.

“In the style of mid-century melodramas,” says West, “Tyler Bates fashioned a sweeping, shrieking, strings-based score that lets the viewer know from the opening credits that Pearl will not be a subdued or quiet film. I said to him, ‘let’s do a romantic, melodramatic, old-school score for this movie.’”

He continues, “This wasn’t the first time I’ve used live instruments on a movie—but it was the first time I had a full orchestra. It was awesome. Tyler and Tim really hit it out of the park. The score is very much one of the film’s central characters, and that was important.”

“Ti expressed the musical approach to this film with us before filming,” says Bates & Williams. “We knew that the music would be based in an “Old Hollywood” approach, which stylistically is something we both love to do. This was a rare opportunity to write a lyrical score where the main theme permeates the music throughout the myriad emotional and psychological dynamics from beginning to end.”

Pearl had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, followed by its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

In a teaser that debuted at the end of the TIFF screening on September 12, it was revealed that A24 has greenlit MaXXXine, the third film of the X horror franchise. MaXXXine is written and directed by Ti West with Mia Goth reprising one of her two roles in X.

Pearl is showing in theaters now across the US.

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“Animation Is Film” 2022 Slate Announced

animationisfilmAnimation Is Film (AIF), whose mission is to champion animation as a cinematic artform on par with live action, unveils its competition line-up, special events and presentations for its fifth in-person edition, on October 21-23 and 29 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood. The festival’s Opening Night kick-off will be on Friday, October 21, with the US Premiere of the critically acclaimed Netflix feature, Wendell & Wild. The film features the voices of Jordan Peele, Angela Bassett, Keegan-Michael Key and will be followed by an in-person Q&A with BAFTA-winning director, Henry Selick.

For the first time in its history, the festival will be expanding to a second weekend. On Saturday, October 29, the festival will close with its awards ceremony followed by a highly anticipated screening of a film directed by a multi-award-winning director – the film title of this SPECIAL SCREENING will be revealed soon. Recipients of awards will be winners of Competition Jury and Audience prizes for Best features and shorts. ANIMATION IS FILM will also bestow a Special Prize in recognition of the career of Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, producer of Wendell & Wild and Founder/CEO of the Gotham Group, for her impact on the animation industry.

“I’m delighted my new film ‘Wendell & Wild’ – co-written and produced with Jordan Peele – will have its U.S. premiere at ANIMATION IS FILM, a festival that celebrates the non-traditional and ground-breaking in animated movies. Our made-in-the-USA stop-motion feature is many things: scary, funny, creepy, sad, and empowering, but most of all, it’s very very original so I can’t think of a better place for its U.S. premiere than ANIMATION IS FILM. Hope you enjoy the show,” stated Henry Selick.

Tickets are available at animationisfilm.com
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GKIDS To Release “Evangelion:3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon A Time” In US Theaters For The First Time

Evangelion Thrice Upon A TimeGKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced it will bring the highly anticipated fourth and final installment of the new theatrical “Rebuild” editions of the EVANGELION franchise, to theaters nationwide. GKIDS, in partnership with Fathom Events, will hold event screenings of the highly anticipated finale on December 6th, 8th and 11th only.

Tickets will be available beginning November 2nd at FathomEvents.com, GKIDS.com/EVANGELION and participating theater box offices.

EVANGELION:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME was released in Japanese theaters in 2021, where it was a critical and box office success becoming the highest-grossing film of the year with ¥10.28 billion (~$85 million) in local box office. The release marks the first time the film will be available in theaters in North America since its domestic release in Japan.

Created by Hideaki Anno, the NEON GENESIS EVANGELION franchise is considered one of the most influential animated sagas of all time. Since the 1995 premiere of the original television series, the story of teenager Shinji Ikari has remained one of the most iconic titles in animation history, and a global pop culture phenomenon.

Following the conclusion of the beloved 1995 television show, the legendary project received new life as the EVANGELION movie series. The theatrical film series began with EVANGELION:1.11 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE (2007), followed by EVANGELION:2.22 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE (2009), EVANGELION:3.33 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO (2012), and culminating in the finale EVANGELION:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME.


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Dark Sky Films Brings Sinphony: A Clubhouse Horror Anthology To Theaters + Digital

Dark Sky Films Brings SinphonyDark Sky Films will bring the highly anticipated release of Sinphony: A Clubhouse Horror Anthology to theaters and digital/VOD platform on October 21st, 2022.

Conceived and curated entirely on the popular, audio-based social media platform Clubhouse, SINPHONY: A Clubhouse Horror Anthology features a group of international filmmakers each exploring a character dealing with tragedy caused by a supernatural entity.

The directors contributing segments to the film include a new who’s who of horror: Haley Bishop, Jason Ragosta, Sebastien Bazile & Michael Galvan, Mark Pritchard, Kimberley Elizabeth, Jason Wilkinson, Nichole Carlson, Steven Keller and Wes Driver.

Sinphony’s shocking stories include: an innkeeper’s growing concern about his secretive new guests; a contractor who inhales mold spores that lead to murder; a couple confronting the fact that one of them is a ghost; a witch protecting her child from a killer; a dance craze that has dire consequences, and much more

The large cast includes Haley Bishop, Stella Stocker, Kristine Gerolaga and Alysse Fozmark.

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Danny Ocean Announces 2023 U.S. Tour

Danny Ocean Announces 2023 US TourToday, diamond-certified Venezuelan artist and producer, Danny Ocean, announced his highly anticipated 2023 U.S. tour.

Produced by Live Nation, the 16-city tour kicks off on Thursday, February 2nd in San Francisco, CA at The Fillmore, then making stops across the US in Los Angeles, El Paso, Chicago and more before wrapping up in Miami, FL on Sunday, February 26th at The Oasis.

Tickets will go on sale starting Friday, September 23rd at 10am local at Ticketmaster.com

Danny Ocean’s story begins in Caracas, in more ways than one. Born in Venezuela to a music producer father and a cultural diplomat mother, he soon found himself far from the country of his birth.

He spent the first four years of his life in the Caribbean, specifically in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the next six in the African country Namibia. The winds of political change ultimately brought him back to his homeland, but the natural influence of his youth abroad, characterized by constant international exchange experienced firsthand, would help shape the young man who’d become one of the most unique talents in Latin music today.

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“Young Plato” Documentary Opening Theatrically in NY and Major Cities

Young Plato Documentary Opening Theatrically in NY and Major CitiesAward-winning documentary “Young Plato” will open theatrically next week in New York (Angelika Film Center) and Boston (Dedham Community Theater) on Friday, September 23 with a regional expansion to follow on Friday, September 30 in Washington DC (Anglelika Pop Up), Dallas (Angelika Dallas), San Diego (Angelika Carmel Mountain), Sacramento (Tower Theater), Plano, TX (Angelika Plano), Fairfax, VA (Angelika Mosaic) and more.

Directed by Neasa Ní Chianáín (School Life) and Declan McGrath and from producer David Rane, the film is a winner of nine international and Irish awards, including the Irish Film & Television Academy Award for Best Feature Doc 2022.

Here’s the film’s synopsis:
An observational documentary set in post-conflict Belfast’s Ardoyne, where a marginalized, working class community has for generations been plagued by poverty, drugs and guns. This film charts the dream of Headmaster Kevin McArevey and his dedicated, visionary team illustrating how critical thinking and pastoral care can empower and encourage children to see beyond the boundaries and limitations of their own community. We see how philosophy encourages young boys to question the mythologies of war and of violence, and sometimes challenge the narratives their parents, peers and socio-economic group would dictate.

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Charlie Puth Announces ‘One Night Only’ Tour

Charlie Puth Announces One Night Only TourToday, GRAMMY-nominated and multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer Charlie Puth announces plans to bring his forthcoming third studio album, CHARLIE to fans around across North America with the ‘One Night Only’ tour, produced by Live Nation.

Offering 8 dates across North America and Canada this fall, the run of intimate underplay shows will kick off in New Jersey on October 23rd at the Count Basie Center for the Arts, before making his way North to Massey Hall in Toronto on October 27th and finally, The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on November 9th.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 23rd at 10AM local time. The Gap Inc. Credit Card is the official card of the ‘One Night Only’ tour. Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) includes Old Navy, Gap, Athleta and Banana Republic brands.

Cardmembers with a Gap Inc family of brands credit card will have access to presale tickets on Monday, September 19th at 10AM local time until Thursday, September 22nd at 10AM local time.  To access presale and find further ticket details head to charlieputh.com/tour.
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Documentary “Flight/Risk” Released on Amazon

Documentary FlightRisk Released on AmazonFlight/Risk follows everyday people who find themselves in the midst of a global tragedy when two Boeing 737 Max planes crashed only five months apart in 2018 & 2019.

This powerful documentary is told through the perspective of affected family members, their legal teams, whistleblowers, and Pulitzer-winning Seattle Times journalist Dominic Gates.

The film is directed by Karim Amer and Omar Mullick, and from producer Karim Amer, Paul McGuire, Jia, Leen Karadsheh, and Mike Lerner.

Here is the film’s official synopsis:
From the Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated team behind The Square, The Great Hack, and The Vow, comes another urgent global investigation, Flight/Risk. Whistleblowers, journalists, lawyers, and everyday people from 32 different countries find themselves pitted against a corporate Goliath, whose new flagship aircraft crashed only five months apart, killing 346 people. Gumshoe journalist Dominic Gates and sterling patriot Ed Pierson are the one-two punch to Boeing that triggers the international outcry over the crashes. Following the making of a whistleblower in real time, Flight/Risk is a documentary thriller that investigates what it takes for ordinary people to hold a larger-than-life corporation to account. Pulling in family members who lost loved ones in the crash, lawyers fighting for compensation of victims, and loud public voices in the fray, here is what a portrait of heroism looks like.

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Agatha Harkness Reveals Her Secret Past and Debuts A New Look In Midnight Suns #2

Agatha Harkness Debuts A New Look In Midnight SunsYesterday’s Midnight Suns #1 began a saga that will redefine Marvel magic. In the opening issue of this five-issue limited series, fans witnessed the rise of a new mystical threat and the impact it’ll have on prominent magic users across the planet including Agatha Harkness.

In typical Agatha fashion, the ancient witch seems to know more than anyone about the dark power that’s been unleashed and has her own plans for dealing with it. To learn the mystery of her motives, writer Ethan Sacks and artist Luigi Zagaria will reveal more about Agatha’s shrouded past than ever before starting in Midnight Suns #2. Is the Marvel Universe ready to learn Agatha’s secrets?

Fans can get their first glimpse at Agatha in her more youthful days right now in Zagaria’s original design sheet AND in a captivating variant cover for Midnight Suns #3 by InHyuk Lee.

“Agatha Harkness has been a mysterious character that had Marvel fans under a spell long before her MCU debut in Wandavision,” Sacks said. “Getting to reveal some of her comics backstory, from her younger, more passionate, and less cynical days has been, well, magical.”
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Babylon Trailer: Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie Reunite In A Wild 1920s Hollywood

The first trailer for Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle, Babylon, has been released, giving audiences their first look at the ensemble cast and a film set during Hollywood’s transition from silent films to sound films.

Babylon is set for a limited theatrical release on December 25, 2022, by Paramount Pictures, followed by wide release on January 6, 2023.

Check out Babylon’s first trailer below:

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