New Trailer for “The Batman” Closes Out 2021

By Creative Media Times

“Vengeance equals justice for both the Bat and the Cat.”

The trailer for one of the most anticipated films for 2022, The Batman, has been release to close out 2021. The film brings filmmaker Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), and star Robert Pattinson’s (High Life (2018), The Lighthouse (2019)) together in this upcoming superhero film based on the DC Comics iconic character Batman. Matt Reeves also wrote the screenplay with Peter Craig.

The new trailer, titled “The Bat and the Cat,” brings to focus the relationship between the Dark Knight and Zoë Kravitz’s Selina Kyle, as well as another iconic villain, Paul Dano’s ominous take on the Riddler and his plan for the Dark Knight and Gotham. From the looks of it, it seems that the Riddler has figured out Batman’s real identity.

The action-packed trailer also features car chases in the Batmobile and Bruce’s martial arts skills.

The Batman is scheduled for release in the United States on March 4, 2022.

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CreepIE Con Announces Nick Castle As The Newest Addition To The Con’s Celebrity Guest Roster

CreepIE ConCreepIE Con announces the actor who portrayed Michael Myers from the 1978 Classic ‘Halloween,’ Nick Castle as the newest addition to the Con’s celebrity guest roster.

While Michael Myers slays his way to the top of the box office this coming weekend, CreepIE Con has announced that the man who first brought the character to life on the big screen in the 1978 classic film “Halloween”… Nick Castle, will be attending both days of the convention meeting attendees, signing autographs and will be available for photo opportunities.

‘Michael Myers is not just one of the most iconic characters in Horror, he’s one of the most recognizable villains in Cinema History and we are so happy to bring the man himself, Nick Castle to Ontario, California to meet his rabid fan base.” – Nicholas Mulkey, Owner, Fearsome Figures
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Tom Huang’s “Dealing with Dad” Cast Announced

ALLY MAKIAlly Maki, Hayden Szeto, and Peter s. Kim lead the cast in Tom Huang’s “Dealing With Dad”. Geena Davis’ Bentonville Way Entertainment is a producing partner on family dramedy written and directed by Huang.

Principal photography was recently completed for “DEALING WITH DAD,” a film written and directed by Tom Huang (“FIND ME”), with Geena Davis led Bentonville Film Festival arm, Bentonville Way Entertainment, on-board to help produce the feature.

Ally Maki (HOME ALONE reboot on Disney+; WRECKED; TOY STORY 4), Hayden Szeto (EDGE OF SEVENTEEN; COME AS YOU ARE; TRUTH OR DARE) and Peter S. Kim (FAIRFAX on Amazon Prime; JUST FOR LAUGHS New Faces of Comedy) lead the talented cast for this intimate and personal dramedy about family and life at a crossroads.

Featured cast members include Dana Lee (DR. KEN; CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM), Echo Kellum (ARROW), Megan Gailey (JUST FOR LAUGHS New Faces of Comedy), Karan Soni (MIRACLES WORKERS; DEADPOOL), Page Leong (ARGO; CRIMINAL MINDS), Ari Stidham (SCORPION), and Danny Jacobs (AMERICAN CRIME STORY; MASTERS OF SEX).

The film’s writer/director Tom Huang’s last film, FIND ME, won multiple film festival awards and is 100% on Rotten Tomatoes while being a hit streaming on Amazon Prime, making its top viewed lists in Drama, Comedy and Adventure films. Huang based DEALING WITH DAD on trying to get his dad to recover from depression.
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“My Dead Dad” Sets World Premiere

my dead dadFabio Frey’s drama film has set its world premiere. Starring Pedro Correa, Raymond Cruz, Courtney Dietz, Simon Rex, Booboo Stewart, Chris Pontius, and Steven Bauer, the film is set its world premiere at 2021 Woodstock Film Festival on Friday, October 1, 2021, followed closely by premieres in California’s 2021 Mill Valley Film Festival on Saturday, October 9, 2021, and in Texas at the 2021 Austin Film Festival on Friday, October 22, 2021.

In this charming coming-of-age drama, young burnout Lucas (Pedro Correa) is notified that his estranged father has passed away. Relieved to never have to hear about him again, Lucas learns that his father left him the responsibility of managing an apartment complex in Los Angeles. Determined to sell off the complex without a second thought, Lucas meets the eclectic tenants, and soon discovers his father was a different man than the one he knew.

“Every step of the way, from pre-production to post, we were faced with logistical and financial roadblocks, yet I can say that the many big things that could have easily shut production down somehow always missed us, lucky break after lucky break.” says writer/director Fabio Frey. “At the end of the day, I’m proud of what we made with the amazing supporters who believed in us. I hope it gives our audience a sense of catharsis, the way it did for us, and the courage to revisit memories they have buried away.”

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LAIKA continues 15th Anniversary Celebration with Screenings of All Its Films and Key Filmmaker Panels

LAIKA, whose five films (Missing Link, Kubo and the Two Strings, The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman and Coraline) have all received Oscar® nominations for Best Animated Film, will partner with the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) for multiple screenings of all its films as well as filmmaker discussions and a display of puppets and sets this October.

Last week, LAIKA announced it is currently in production on the animated feature film Wildwood, based on the bestselling novel written by Colin Meloy, lead singer and songwriter for The Decemberists, and illustrated by artist Carson Ellis. LAIKA President & CEO Travis Knight will direct.

LAIKA was awarded a Scientific & Technical Oscar® in 2016 for its innovations in facial animation and won the BAFTA for Kubo and the Two Strings and the Golden Globe for Missing Link. At the heart of every LAIKA film are the artists who meticulously craft every element.
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Cast of Upcoming Elevated Thriller “The Man In The White Van” Announced

the man in the white vanGarrison Film Productions Inc. (OTC: EMDF) and Legion M announced today that Sean Astin (Stranger Things, Lord of the Rings, Supergirl, No Good Nick), Ali Larter (The Rookie, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Legally Blonde) and Madison Wolfe (The Conjuring 2, I Kill Giants, True Detective) have signed on to star in their upcoming true-crime thriller feature film THE MAN IN THE WHITE VAN.

Also confirmed among the cast are Brec Bassinger (Stargirl, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, Bella and The Bulldogs), Skai Jackson (Muppets Haunted Mansion, Sex Appeal, Bunk’d), Gavin Warren (The Descendant, Geechee, First Man) and Julianne Arrieta (Reagan).

The film teams writer/director/producer Warren Skeels (Siesta Key), executive producers Legion M, Gary Kompothecras, and Lawrence Najem with producers Terri Lubaroff (Archenemy) and Anne Marie Gillen (Fried Green Tomatoes). THE MAN IN THE WHITE VAN is co-written by Sharon Y. Cobb (June) and co-produced by Mike Page and Arlie Day, who also handled casting. The project marks the first collaboration between financier Garrison Film and Legion M, and will be the first-ever production from Garrison Film’s innovative new film financing entity.
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WILDWOOD Is Next Film For Award-Winning Animation Studio LAIKA With TRAVIS KNIGHT Directing

Laika Announces “Wildwood”, based on thee novel by the Decemberists’ Colin Meloy – as the award-winning studio’s next animated film, directed by Travis Knight

Laika first Look Wild WoodLAIKA’s next animated feature film is Wildwood, based on the bestselling novel written by Colin Meloy, lead singer and songwriter for The Decemberists, and illustrated by artist Carson Ellis. The announcement was made today by Travis Knight, President & CEO of the award-winning animation studio, who will direct the film. Wildwood is currently in production at LAIKA’s facility outside Portland, Oregon.

“As a deep-dyed native son of Oregon, I have rainwater, microbrew, and fair-trade coffee coursing through my veins,” said Knight, who won the BAFTA for his directorial debut film Kubo and the Two Strings and also helmed the live-action hit Bumblebee. “With Wildwood, I have the opportunity to tell a madly ambitious story of magic, wonder, and danger set in the place I grew up. My very own Portland will join that pantheon of unforgettable fantasy realms, with a stirring epic that will kindle imaginations, lift spirits, and break hearts.”

“Wildwood” Synopsis:

Beyond Portland’s city limits lies Wildwood. You’re not supposed to go there. You’re not even supposed to know it exists. But Prue McKeel is about to enter this enchanted wonderland. Her baby brother Mac has been taken by a murder of crows into the forest’s depths, and she – along with her hapless classmate Curtis – is going to get him back. Prue might think she’s too old for fairytales, but she’s just found herself at the center of one. One filled with strange talking animals, roguish bandits, and powerful figures with the darkest intentions.

Wildwood is a tale of love, loss, sacrifice and secrets, and of the magic you can find on your doorstep, if you’re willing to look for it.

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GATHR Jump Starts Theatrical On Demand For Re-Mastered, 50th Anniversary Edition of “On Any Sunday”

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Media company GATHR® will showcase the re-mastered and digitally enhanced 50th Anniversary edition of the Oscar®-nominated 1971 documentary ON ANY SUNDAY via its fan-driven cinema distribution model Theatrical On Demand®. The documentary, financed by and starring movie icon and motocross weekend warrior Steve McQueen, is regarded as the best film ever made on the sport of motorcycle racing.

Screening event tickets will be available on the new Sports Illustrated ticketing exchange, SI Tix. For more details on the film (screenings begin later this month) and to see the trailer, please visit HERE.

“At SI Tix, we are committed to giving fans the opportunity to enjoy the best live event experiences the world of sports and entertainment has to offer,” said David Lane, CEO, SI Tix by Sports Illustrated. “On Any Sunday has a unique and special connection to Sports Illustrated. Steve McQueen’s appearance is one of the most iconic covers of the magazine and we’re thrilled to partner with Gathr to debut the anniversary edition of this historic film to our millions of fans.”

On Any Sunday, a Bruce Brown Films documentary directed by Bruce Brown (The Endless Summer), was nominated for the Best Documentary Academy Award® in 1971. The original film was financed by Steve McQueen’s Solar Productions and features motorcycle racing enthusiast McQueen along with two of the sport’s icons: Malcolm Smith and Mert Lawwill.

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Laika’s Coraline Returns To Cinemas Makes Over $410k At The Boxoffice In One Day

coraline laikaA bring-back screening of LAIKA’s groundbreaking stop motion film Coraline, marked a highlight in event cinema on Tuesday, August 24, grossing $410K in a one-day-only presentation from Fathom Events, LAIKA, Shout! Factory, and Park Circus.

The one-day event marked the most successful event for Fathom since COVID-19 ravaged the industry in March 2020 and was the No. 7 film at the domestic box office, with the 2nd highest per-screen average of any film in release, playing on just 675 screens. In addition to the screening of Coraline, celebrating LAIKA’s 15th anniversary, this exclusive cinema event featured two never-before seen featurettes, giving audiences a glimpse into the unique creative process behind LAIKA’s extraordinary films.

Originally released in 2009, Coraline is a wondrous, thrilling, fun and suspenseful adventure from director Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach) and based on the novella of the same name by author Neil Gaiman (Sandman).

“Since its release 12 years ago, Coraline has captured the imagination of those both young and old.” said Ray Nutt, CEO of Fathom Events. “Fathom Events is proud to have worked with such great partners to bring this magical film back to theaters, and is elated to see such a great response among consumers.”

“We couldn’t be more pleased that LAIKA fans have thrilled once again to seeing our first film Coraline in theaters,” said LAIKA Chief Marketing Officer Dave Burke. “Coraline was an instant classic when it premiered in 2009 and this warm embrace by filmgoers reaffirms our pride in having created such an enduring film. Working with Fathom was a delight and we look forward to other partnerships in the future.”

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Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman release on VOD/DVD on September 3

american boogeymanTED BUNDY: AMERICAN BOOGEYMAN will have its Fathom Release (Nationwide on over 750 screens) on August 16 with a US VOD and DVD release to follow on September 3, 2021.

A specter roams the highways of a gritty and decadent 1970s America, hunting for his next prey—his name is Ted Bundy (Chad Michael Murray). Tracking him down are the intrepid female detective Kathleen McChesney (Holland Roden), working out of the Seattle Police bureau, and rookie FBI profiler Robert Ressler (Jake Hays), the government agent who coined the term “serial killer.” This is the true story behind the manhunt that brought America’s most fearsome boogeyman to justice.

Daniel Farrands wrote and directed the project, which stars Chad Michael Murray (House Of Wax, The Haunting In Connecticut 2: Ghosts Of Georgia, and Riverdale) as Bundy. Rounding out the key cast are Genre actress Lin Shaye (Insidious franchise, The Grudge, Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels) and Holland Roden (Escape Room 2, Teen Wolf).

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