Psychological Thriller, “The Swerve”

ai photo imagingWritten and directed by Dean Kapsalis, “The Swerve” will be available on VOD/Digital Tuesday, September 22, 2020. The film stars Azura Skye, Bryce Pinkham, Ashley Bell, and Zach Rand.

Holly seems to have it all: two kids, a nice house, a good job as a teacher, and a husband with his career on the way up. But there are troubling signs that all is not right in her world. The insomnia. The medication for the insomnia. The dreams from the medication for the insomnia. The arrival of her estranged sister and a mouse invading her home don’t help either. Add the weight of a dark secret, and her already delicate balance collapses, sending her spiraling out of control.

With her riveting and acclaimed performance as Holly, Azura Skye effortlessly crafts a portrait of a struggling mother on the edge. Writer/director Dean Kapsalis’s powerfully heart-wrenching feature debut explores a week in the life of a woman on the verge in this haunting meditation on mental illness.

THE SWERVE celebrated its world premiere at the 2019 Cinepocalypse Film Festival, and screened at the 2019 Panic Film Festival; winning both awards for Best Actress for Azura Skye. The film will be releasing on major VOD/Digital platforms beginning Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

“The Swerve is such a mesmerizing film from the perspective of someone we should call more often, Mom. A woman’s happiness is often an afterthought and it’s something so beautifully captured in this film.” – Yulissa Morales, Epic Pictures and Dread’s Director of Distribution

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“Let Him Go” Official Trailer Released

Academy Award nominee Diane Lane and Academy Award winner Kevin Costner are back in Let Him Go, an upcoming American drama written and directed by Thomas Bezucha (Big Eden, The Family Stone.)

Following the loss of their son, retired sheriff George Blackledge (Costner) and his wife Margaret (Lane) leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson from the clutches of a dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas, headed by matriarch Blanche Weboy. When they discover the Weboys have no intention of letting the child go, George and Margaret are left with no choice but to fight for their family.

Let Him Go is set to open in theaters this November.

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Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman Returns and Meets a New Enemy in Clip of Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Gal Gadot returns as Wonder Woman in the first clip of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, out on HBO Max in 2021

Wonder Woman is meeting one of DC’s greatest villains.

Gal Gadot returns to her superheroine in the first clip of HBO Max’s Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

In the clip, Wonder Woman approaches a mural of the supervillain Darkseid, one of Superman’s adversaries. Darkseid was originally intended to be Snyder’s main villain in the film before he was replaced by Joss Whedon with Steppenwolf, one of Darkseid’s minions. Whedon took over for Snyder on the 2017 film after he stepped down following the death of his daughter.

After Wonder Woman views the mural, the clip cuts to the aforementioned villain on the planet Apokolips where he gathers a massive army.

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Paul Raschid’s “The Complex” Available Today On Digital Gaming Platforms

THE COMPLEX is a completely live action, interactive sci-fi thriller filmed in the UK will be released worldwide through PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on 31st March 2020, brought by Wales Interactive, Red and Black Films, Good Gate Media and Little Jade Productions.

Following Black Mirror’s ‘Bandersnatch’ and BAFTA-winning game Late Shift – THE COMPLEX is written by Lynn Renee Maxcy, part of the Emmy award-winning writing team from The Handmaid’s Tale and is the very first live interactive Science Fiction film and one of only a small number of interactive films in existence.

THE COMPLEX is directed by visionary new talent Paul Raschid (White Chamber) and stars Michelle Mylett (Letterkenny, Bad Blood), Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones, The Witch), Al Weaver (Grantchester) and Twitch streamer and former Xbox UK presenter, Leah Viathan. The film’s award-winning team includes Oscar-nominated Production Designer Guy Thompson (Black Sheep) and internationally acclaimed DOP Matthias Pilz (Top Boy).

Here is the film’s official synopsis:

After a major bio-weapon attack on London, two scientists find themselves in a locked-down laboratory with time, and air, running out. With choose-your-own-adventure style gameplay, your
actions and your relationship with other characters will lead you to one of eight suspenseful endings.

Having treated the victims of a chemical attack in the totalitarian state of Kindar, Dr Amy Tenant (Michelle Mylett) is a leader in the advancement of Nanocell Technology. Now, in London, news breaks of a blood-vomiting civilian whose identity is far from coincidental. Reunited with an old friend, Amy is trapped in an impenetrable HQ of laboratories-a womb of scientific advancement with a perilous secret.

The interactive film is highly unique in that it offers multi-optional storytelling with 8 different outcomes; a real-time Relationship Status Tracking that influences the story as you play and a real-time Personality Trait Tracking that evolves based on your choices.

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“The High Note” Trailer Released

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Actress Tracee Ellis Ross, known for her roles in the the comedy television series Girlfriends and Black-ish is taking on the music industry in “The High Note.” The film marks her first big-screen role since comedy-drama Daddy’s Little Girls (2007).

Directed by Nisha Ganatra, the film features Ross as Grace Davis, a middle-aged musical superstar in a crossroads in her career.This is Ganatra’s follow-up to the Mindy Kaling-starrer comedy-drama “Late Night” from last year.

The film also stars Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Bill Pullman, Zoe Chao, Eddie Izzard and Ice Cube. The movie is written by Flora Greeson.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

Set in the dazzling world of the LA music scene comes the story of Grace Davis (Ross), a superstar whose talent, and ego, have reached unbelievable heights. Maggie (Johnson) is Grace’s overworked personal assistant who’s stuck running errands but still aspires to her childhood dream of becoming a music producer. When Grace’s manager (Cube) presents her with a choice that could alter the course of her career, Maggie and Grace come up with a plan that could change their lives forever.

“The High Note” is set to be released on May 8, 2020, by Focus Features.

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“Miss Americana”: Trailer for Taylor Swift Netflix Documentary Released

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“It’s been a long time coming,” Taylor Swift posted on Twitter, along with the official trailer for her upcoming Netflix documentary film, “Miss Americana”.

The streaming service describes Miss Americana as a revealing documentary, wherein Swift “embraces her role as a songwriter and performer — and as a woman harnessing the full power of her voice.”

The trailer shows plenty of private footage of the superstar, talking about her life as an artist in the public eye, clips from her tours and red carpets, and a brief glimpse of her backstage hugging boyfriend actor Joe Alwyn.

“I became the person everyone wanted me to be,” Swift says in the trailer. “I had to deconstruct an entire belief system, toss it out and reject it.”

Directed by Emmy-winning director Lana Wilson, “Miss Americana” is set to debut today, Thursday at the Sundance Film Festival.

It is currently set for release on Netflix and select theaters on January 31.

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Morbius’ First Official Trailer Reveals First Look At The Character

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Sony’s own Spidey-verse seem to be taking shape with the release of Morbius trailer, revealing a surprise appearance of Micheal Keaton’s Vulture, a character which appeared in “Spider-Man: Homecoming”.

Morbius features Jared Leto as the title character Michael Morbius, who’s suffering from a rare blood disease and tries a dangerous cure that afflicts him with a form of vampirism. The film is set to lay out the origins of the character.

In the comics, he is one of villains that Spider-Man has faced over the years, and first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #101 (October 1971).

With the boxoffice success of Venom in 2018, another character associated with Spider-Man, it is not unrealistic to imagine all these characters to cross over at some point in the future.

Last year, it was reported that Spider-Man would no longer be a member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe due to Sony and Marvel standoff over co-financing. Sony has film rights to the character since before Disney bought Marvel in 2009. This was somewhat resolved after the two studios announced a third co-produced Spider-Man movie.

Also in Morbius are Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal and Tyrese Gibson. Directed by Daniel Espinosa, “Morbius” is set for release on July 31, 2020.

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Intense First Trailer For ‘A Quiet Place’ Sequel Released

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It was just two years ago when John Krasinski completely transformed his career; when his modestly-budgeted horror directorial debut, “A Quiet Place” became a massive commercial and critical hit.

Now he’s back behind the camera for the highly-anticipated sequel, “A Quiet Place Part II.” On New Year’s Day, Paramount Pictures released the film’s stunning first full-length trailer.

The trailer shows us a few flash backs of how it all started, showing Emily Blunt’s character Evelyn, driving her kids amidst the street chaos and glimpses of monsters on the loose.

The family runs away, searches for a safe haven as well as the father Lee (John Krasinski), who didn’t appear in the trailer. We know now that they survived that ordeal based on what transpired on the first film.

The trailer then picks up shortly after the events of the original. We see the The Abbotts leaving their home as their farm burns. They journey by foot into an unknown ghost town, baby in tow. Later we see another survivor, Cillian Murphy’s character, who seem determined to cut contact with other humans.

“The people that are left are not the kind of people worth saving,” Murphy’s character warned Evelyn, suggesting there might be more to the terrifying monsters than what we have seen so far. There is also Djimon Hounsou, but details of his character is unclear.

It remains to be seen how much of the film takes place in the past. But its an intense and slick trailer, and looks to be a much bigger undertaking for Krasinski. This certainly looks like another winner for the actor-director, who is also working for his own script.

Paramount Pictures is set to release “A Quiet Place: Part II” on March 20, 2020.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis, for those who can’t resist:

“Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.”

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New Trailer: Guy Ritchie Returns To His Roots In “The Gentlemen”

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The past couple of years saw the director tackle fantasy films including this summer’s Disney’s live-action version of Aladdin, and 2017’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

The upcoming star-studded action crime “The Gentlemen” is a return to familiar territory for Guy Ritchie, who wrote and directed the film starring Matthew McConaughey.

The action-packed trailer has that look and feel that recall the director’s earlier works such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch.

Also co-starring in the the film are Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant.

The Gentlemen is set to be released by STXfilms on January 24, 2020

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

THE GENTLEMEN follows American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.

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