Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Take Adventure To The MAX!

Based on the popular line of Mattel toys and the hit TV series, MAX STEEL is the story of ordinary 16-year old, Max McGrath (Ben Winchell), who starts to generate massive energy bursts that he can’t control until he meets Steel (voiced by Josh Brener), a techno-organic extraterrestrial who has been keeping an eye on him and his super-human power. Once they meet, they discover that they form MAX STEEL, a superhero possessing strength beyond anything in the world. These two unlikely friends soon find themselves hunted by sinister forces who want to control Max’s powers.


Directed by Stewart Hendler and starring newcomer Ben Winchell, MAX STEEL hits theaters October 14th, 2016!

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS:

16-year old MAX MCGRATH has just moved to a new town - and is desperately trying to fit in - when he discovers his body can generate the universe’s most powerful energy. Unbeknown to Max, a slightly rebellious and hilarious techno-organic extraterrestrial named Steel has been keeping an eye on him, hungry for his super-human energy.  When they finally meet, they discover that together they form MAX STEEL, a superhero possessing powerful strength beyond anything in our world.  These two unlikely friends soon find themselves hunted by sinister forces who want to control Max’s powers, as well as an unstoppable enemy from another galaxy.


DIRECTOR:

Stewart Hendler


WRITER:

Christopher Yost


STARRING:

Ben Winchell

Maria Bello

Ana Villafane

Josh Brener (as the voice of Steel)

Andy Garcia (as Dr. Miles Edwards)


RELEASE DATE:

October 14, 2016


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NEW STAGE FOR STAR WARS™: BATTLE POD™ JUST LAUNCHED!

NEW STAGE FOR STAR WARS™: BATTLE POD™JUST LAUNCHED! 
"TAKODANA” FROM STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
Experience famous scenes from the latest movie! 
 
BANDAI NAMCO Amusement America Inc. announces “Takodana,” a new stage for the high-speed arcade game Star Wars™: Battle Pod™. This new stage from the latest movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens is an update for the existing dome-shaped Star Wars: Battle Pod as well as for the Flat Screen Edition Battle Pod.
 
New Stage “Takodana” (Synopsis)
Led by Kylo Ren, the First Order has launched an attack on Maz Kanata’s castle to retrieve the secret map to Luke Skywalker’s location. Knowing this, Poe Dameron leads an elite squad of Resistance fighters in order to stop the First Order.
Star Wars


A player becomes a Resistance pilot working with Poe Dameron on a mission to guard Leia Organa from the First Order.
 
This new stage can be played in Multi-Player Mode on the Flat Screen Edition Battle Pod. 
 
Trailer for New “Takodana” Stage
Trailer for “Takodana” can be seen at the official homepage 

 
About Star Wars™: Battle Pod™
Star Wars™: Battle Pod™ is an aerial battle arcade game featuring a fully immersive Dome Screen that puts players in the pilot seat of some of the most iconic battle scenes of the Star Wars movie franchise. It contains five stages inspired by the original Star Wars™ movies (Episodes 4-6) to delight both Star Wars fans and general moviegoers, and includes special effects that enable players to feel the speed of flight, the impact of explosions, and the exhilaration of piloting legendary Star Wars vehicles. 
 
In October 2015, the Star Wars: Battle Pod Flat Screen Edition was released, featuring a new Multi-Player Mode. This two-person feature allows friends or family to play together and collaborate in clearing the given missions, enabling a whole new style of exciting game play. The Flat Screen Edition is currently perceived as very successful and attractive in the US/UK amusement market. 
 
STAR WARS © & ™ 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. 
All rights reserved.

NYCC Expansion Continues with Four Days at Hammerstein Ballroom



NEW YORK COMIC CON CONTINUES EXPANSION WITH FOUR DAYS OF BLOCKBUSTER TELEVISION PANELS AT HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM  

Ash vs Evil Dead Kicks off New York Comic Con on Thursday, October 6

Reinforces NYCC’s Position as Premiere Event for TV Content with ABC, CBS, FOX, STARZ, SYFY, Freeform and Nickelodeon 

NORWALK, CT – August 31, 2016 – ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events including New York Comic Con (NYCC), is once again offering Fans  programming devoted to today’s biggest television projects. High-profile stars, first look content and breaking news will be on display at the storied Hammerstein Ballroom starting Thursday, October 6 and running the duration of the convention. This is another announcement to come out of NYCC’s expansion into the city this year as they move from two days of content at the Hammerstein Ballroom in 2015 to four full days in 2016. Ash vs Evil Dead will kick off the action and be followed by exclusive Panels from CBS, ABC, FOX, Freeform, Nickelodeon and more. Fans will have the ability to attend the Panels with their valid NYCC 2016 Badge for the day of the Panel(s) they’d like to see.  

The blockbuster lineup at Hammerstein Ballroom includes STARZ who will host a Panel and Screening for Ash vs Evil Dead, where executive producer (and title character) Bruce Campbell and stars Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, Lee Majors and Ted Raimi will preview this upcoming season and premiere Episode 2.  FOX will have The Exorcist cast and crew debuting the third episode of the upcoming Fall season of the show. ABC will have Once Upon a Time co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz to discuss the upcoming season and provide an exclusive look at an upcoming episodeCBS will bring back Elementary to Hammerstein as stars Jonny Lee Miller (Dexter), Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels), Nelsan Ellis (True Blood) and Executive Producer and Creator Robert Doherty will show off an exclusive screening. Freeform will have executive producers Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer, McG and cast to discuss the upcoming season of ShadowhuntersSYFY will have panels showcasing the upcoming seasons of both The Expanse & The Magicians with cast and crew! Nickelodeon will showcase sneak peek previews for both Legends of the Hidden Temple and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Rise of the Super Shredder.

“We had incredible success with packed Panels last year at Hammerstein Ballroom. We are very excited to again offer Fans access to the venue and bring them more marquee Panels than ever before,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “Over the past couple of years New York Comic Con has become the premier Fan destination for access to the latest and greatest in TV programming. This, in part, is one of the reasons that we’ve been able to expand outside of Javits Center.”

Below are specific details on the New York Comic Con Panels taking place at Hammerstein Ballroom – (311 W 34th St):

STARZ Presents “Ash vs Evil Dead”
Thursday, October 6 – 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Bruce Campbell (Executive Producer and title character, Ash) along with Lucy Lawless (Ruby), Ray Santiago (Pablo), Dana DeLorenzo (Kelly), Lee Majors (Brock Williams) and Ted Raimi (Chet Kaminski) discuss the hit series, preview what’s to come in the season and premiere episode 2. 

FOX: The Exorcist
Thursday, October 6 – 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM 
Join cast and Executive Producers for a special sneak peek of the brand new third episode of the Fox Fall drama before it airs followed by a Q&A! More than four decades after the groundbreaking film terrified audiences worldwide, a new chapter will thrill viewers on Friday nights with a contemporary story following two very different priests played by Alfonso Herrera (Sense8, The Chosen) and Ben Daniels (Flesh and Bone, House of Cards) tackling one family’s case of terrifying demonic possession.  The series is Executive Produced by Rupert Wyatt, Rolin Jones and Jeremy Slater, and stars Geena Davis (Beetlejuice, Thelma & Louise), Hannah Kasulka (The Fosters, Filthy Preppy Teen$), Brianne Howey (Scream Queens, Horrible Bosses 2), Alan Ruck (War Machine, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) and Kurt Egyiawan (Beasts of No Nation, Skyfall).

Nickelodeon’s Legends of the Hidden Temple
Thursday, October 6 – 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM 
Come hear about Nickelodeon’s new action-adventure TV movie, Legends of the Hidden Temple, based on the classic kids’ game show from the 90s, premiering this November. Join returning cast members Kirk Fogg and Dee Baker, plus movie cast members Colin Critchley and Jet Jurgensmeyer for a behind-the-scenes look at the TV movie, plus get a special sneak peek preview. Panel will be moderated by Keely Flaherty, Senior Editor, Film & TV at BuzzFeed.

ABC: Once Upon a Time 
Friday, October 7 – 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
The Evil Queen is back! The heroes of Once Upon a Time grapple with the return of this super-charged classic villain, while also dealing with Mr. Hyde and the new arrivals from the Land of Untold Stories. Co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz will offer fans an exclusive look at an upcoming episode of the show and a discussion of the new season of unexpected twists, evolving characters and thrilling adventures!

CBS: Elementary
Friday, October 7 – 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
A summer has passed for the modern-day crime-solving duo, and Watson’s former surgical patient Shinwell, reappears in her life. At first, he is a helpful tipster in a murder investigation and soon begins working with Sherlock and Joan, leveraging various illicit connections from his past to help the pair solve the NYPD’s most impossible cases. Join series stars Jonny Lee Miller (Dexter), Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels) and Nelsan Ellis (True Blood) with Executive Producer and Creator Robert Doherty for an exclusive screening of a never before seen episode followed by a Panel and Fan Q&A.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Rise of the Super Shredder
Friday, October 7 – 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles square off against the most dangerous threat they have ever faced – the Super Shredder! Executive Producer Ciro Nieli shares an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the epic adventures and new characters awaiting the Turtles. On hand will be the extraordinary voice actors of the TMNT world; Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Hoon Lee (Master Splinter) and Kevin Michael Richardson (Shredder). But that’s not all; even more top-secret surprises and special reveals are in store. Moderated by Andre Meadows (Black Nerd Comedy). Booyakasha!

Freeform: Shadowhunters Season 2 Q&A with Executive Producers & Cast 
Saturday, October 8 – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Your favorite Shadowhunters and Downworlders are back for Season Two of the hit Freeform show Shadowhunters! Get an exclusive first look at footage from the premiere and hear what Season Two has in store. Executive producers Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer, McG and cast to appear on the Panel. The panel will be moderated by TVLine Senior Editor Andy Swift.

SYFY Presents: The Expanse
Saturday, October 8 – 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The second season of Syfy's acclaimed drama picks up immediately following the events of the thrilling finale that left humanity on the brink of war. Join the cast and producers for a sneak peek at season two. 

SYFY Presents: The Magicians
Saturday, October 8 – 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Don’t miss your inside look at Syfy’s breakout hit, based on author Lev Grossman's New York Times bestselling fantasy trilogy. Join the cast and producers as they tease the anticipated second season and discuss the season one cliffhanger that left Quentin and his friends facing an uncertain future.

This announcement follows a slew of expansions featured at this year’s Show. As well as Hammerstein Ballroom, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Hudson Mercantile, Rock Bar NYC and Littlefield will serve as additional venues for both New York Comic Con and NYCC Presents events throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn as ReedPOP continues to take over NYC. 

Additional exciting details about New York Comic Con events, talent and sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, please visit NewYorkComicCon.com and NYCC’s social media pages (FacebookTwitter and Instagram).

CARTOON NETWORK EXPANDS THE WORLD OF MIGHTY MAGISWORDS WITH LINEAR SERIES DEBUT THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 6:30P.M. (ET/PT)

Burbank, CA – Cartoon Network continues to expand the Mighty Magiswordsinteractive world with its linear series debut, Thursday, Sept. 29 at 6:30p.m.(ET/PT). Building on the original 15-second series that launched last year on the CN Anything app, the new TV series continues the adventures of Prohyas and Vambre, a sibling team of “warriors for hire” who embark on heroic quests using outrageously funny, and sometimes functional swords called Magiswords.

 

From Zombie Pumpkin to Excaliburger Magiswords, the comedy series is part of a rich connected world of more than 400 pieces of original content including interactive shorts, narrative vlogs hosted by the warriors themselves and a multitude of digital games. Prohyas and Vambre will also bring their unique sense of humor as on-air hosts introducing Cartoon Network’s shows, events and more. The unique app launching later this fall and its interactive capabilities will bring Mighty Magiswords full circle as fans can watch and collect Magiswords in a fully-engaged ecosystem.

 

Mighty Magiswords is custom created for the way young audiences consume media today,” said Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network. “This is about how stories can be told in new ways and how a community can play together.”

 

A special sneak peek episode of Mighty Magiswords will debut on the Cartoon Network app Friday, Sept. 2. The series premieres on Thursday, Sept. 29, with the episode “The Mystery of Loch Mess” which follows the warriors who are sent on a mission to locate missing deliverymen only to find themselves captured as pets. Then in “Squirrelled Domination,” a rare food enthusiast sends the warriors on a mission to gather five golden acorns.

 

Mighty Magiswords is produced at Cartoon Network Studios and created by Kyle A. Carrozza (The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water). The series follows Prohyas and Vambre, an outgoing brother and sister team of warriors for hire, who are always ready to take on any quest with their trusted and coveted collection of Magiswords that can fly, toss tomatoes, spit seeds and much more to ultimately result in a funny victory. The series’ guest stars include Weird Al Yankovic, Jack McBrayer, Dave Coulier, Tom Kenny and more.

 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Ghostbuster Extended Edition with 3 Hrs+ Content hits digital Sept 27 and 4K/Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack & Blu-ray Oct 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Certified Fresh on ROTTEN TOMATOES!

 

“That rarest of big-studio offerings” – Manohla Dargis, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Dazzling” – Stephanie Zacharek, TIME

“* * * * (Four Stars)” – Joshua Rothkoph, TIME OUT NEW YORK

“A Winning Cast” – Scott Mendelson, FORBES

 

Featuring More Than 15 Minutes Not Seen in Theaters 

PLUS

 More Than Three Hours of Hilarious Bonus Content, 

Including Deleted Scenes & Gag Reels!

 

GHOSTBUSTERS 

ANSWER THE CALL

EXTENDED EDITION

 

Directed by Paul Feig and Starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig,
Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Chris Hemsworth

 

Debuts on Digital September 27

On 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray 3DCombo Pack and Blu-rayOctober 11

 

 

CULVER CITY, Calif. (August 30, 2016) –Proton-packed and taking the supernatural world by storm, the GHOSTBUSTERS: ANSWER THE CALL EXTENDED EDITION debuts on digital September 27and on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray October 11 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  Armed with more ghostbusting action and plenty of attitude, the new EXTENDED EDITION features more than 15 minutes of never-before-seen film footage.  Director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today.  Academy Award® nominee Melissa McCarthy (Best Supporting Actress, Bridesmaids, 2011), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids), Leslie Jones (“Saturday NightLive”), and Kate McKinnon (“Saturday NightLive”) comprise the team of four dynamic women, along with Chris Hemsworth (Thor), who prepare for an epic battle in Manhattan as mischievous ghouls descend on Times Square.

 

The EXTENDED EDITION Blu-ray and digital releases come loaded with both the extended edition and theatrical version of the film along with an incredible treasure trove of bonus features, including 15 deleted, extended and alternate scenes, gag reels, filmmaker commentaries, plus more than 60 additional minutes of extended and alternate scenes available with Ultraviolet download.  Five featurettes give fans an inside look at the supernatural visual effects, the “making-of” the ghosts from the film, an in-depth insight into the team’s look, attitude and weaponry, as well as the casting of Chris Hemsworth as the Ghostbusters’ new favorite receptionist.   See loads of outtakes with six Jokes-A-Plenty alternate take reels and get an inside peek at how the set was slimed including a recipe to make your own slime at home! 

 

In addition to hours of special features, the Blu-ray release has been customized to give the ultimate in-home viewing experience.  Using a dynamic frame break effect, you will see proton streams and ghosts leap off the screen!  The 4K Ultra HD features four times the resolution of high definition, high dynamic range (HDR)--which produces brilliant highlights, vibrant colors and greater contrast on compatible displays.  Plus, your home theater will be haunted by the stunning sound design with Dolby Atmos audio, remixed specifically for the home theater environment, delivering captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.

 

The three-disc EXTENDED EDITION 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack includes the 3D theatrical version of the film in addition to all of the extras found on the Blu-ray.  GHOSTBUSTERS: ANSWER THE CALL will also be released on stand-alone DVD October 11th featuring the theatrical version of the film along with select bonus feature content.

 

Synopsis:

The franchise makes its long-awaited return with Director Paul Feig’s unique and hilarious take on the classic supernatural comedy, led by the freshest minds in comedy today, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth.  Together they team up to save Manhattan from a sudden invasion of spirits, spooks and slime that engulfs the city.  

 

Directed by Paul Feig and written by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig, GHOSTBUSTERS: ANSWER THE CALL is based on the 1984 Ivan Reitman film, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. It is produced by Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal and executive produced by Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson, Dan Aykroyd, Tom Pollock, Joe Medjuck, Ali Bell, and Michele Imperato Stabile. 

4K UHD/Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray & Digital* Bonus Materials Include:

§  Ghostbusters Extended Edition & Theatrical Version

§  2 Hysterically Haunting Gag Reels

§  4 Unearthed deleted scenes

§  11 Totally Possessed Alternate Scenes and more than 60 minutes of additional extended and alternate scenes with Ultraviolet download

§  6 Jokes-A-Plenty alternate take reels

§  5 Supernatural Featurettes:

  • “Chris Hemsworth is ‘Kevin’”
  • “The Ghosts of Ghostbusters”
  • “Meet the Team”
  • “Visual Effects: 30 Years Later”
  • “Slime Time”

§  Filmmaker Commentaries

§  Photo Gallery


* Digital Extras only available with iTunes, Vudu and Comcast

 

DVD Bonus Materials Include:

§  3 Spectral Making-of Featurettes:

  • “Meet the Team”
  • “Visual Effects: 30 Years Later”
  • “Slime Time”

§  Filmmaker Commentaries

§  Jokes A Plenty: Free for All

§  Photo Gallery

 

GHOSTBUSTERS: ANSWER THE CALL EXTENDED EDITION has a run time of approximately 133 minutes and is not rated.

 

GHOSTBUSTERS: ANSWER THE CALL THEATRICAL VERSION has a run time of approximately 116 minutes and is rated PG-13 for supernatural action and some crude humor.

 

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Dark Horse Releases Trade Paperback of Fantastic First Issues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (August 29, 2016)—Dark Horse is making it easy for you to find your next favorite series! Dark Horse is excited to announce the Dark Horse Number Ones trade paperback, which will allow readers to familiarize themselves with some of our most talented creators in a value priced collection.

Dark Horse Number Ones opens the door to new storytelling worlds with eight first issues from a diverse selection of genres:

  • Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s The Umbrella Academy is the story of a group of superpowered children, born on the same day and subsequently adopted and raised by a scientist as secretive as he is wealthy.
  • Mike Mignola’s Hellboy in Hell finds Hellboy dead and in Hell, where a throne awaits him—along with familiar faces.
  • Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich’s Lady Killer showcases a 1960s homemaker who is also a ruthless assassin for hire!
  • Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s Black Hammer finds a group of superheroes banished and trapped in a small town as they struggle to return home.
  • Matt Kindt and Sharlene Kindt’s Dept. H follows a special investigator assigned to uncover possible sabotage taking place at a deep-sea research station.
  • Brian Wood and Mack Chater’s Briggs Land introduces the Briggs family, the leaders of an antigovernment secessionist movement in the United States, as the matriarch, Grace Briggs, attempts to take control from her incarcerated husband.
  • Kurtis Wiebe and Mindy Lee’s Bounty features galactic bandits turned bounty hunters as they fight their way across the galaxy.
  • Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook’s Harrow County features a young girl who learns about her origins and discovers her supernatural powers.

At over 200 pages, the Dark Horse Number Ones trade goes on sale March 29, 2017, for an unheard-of price of just $5.99! Comics fans, prepare to find your next obsession!

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WIENER-DOG Debuting on Digital September 13

WIENER-DOG

 

Debuting on Digital September 13

 

 

CULVER CITY, Calif. (August 29, 2016) –Writer-Director Todd Solondz (HappinessWelcome to the Dollhouse) assembles an all-star cast for the critically-acclaimed, episodic drama, WIENER-DOG, debuting on digital September 13 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. An official selection of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes, the dark comedy follows a dachshund passed along from one oddball owner to another, each one more dysfunctional than the last. The cast includes Academy Award® winner Ellen Burstyn (Best Actress, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, 1974), Kieran Culkin (Igby Goes Down, “Fargo”), Julie Delpy (Before Sunset trilogy, Avengers: Age of Ultron), Danny DeVito (Batman ReturnsL.A. Confidential), Greta Gerwig (Maggie’s PlanMistress America), Tracy Letts (The Big Short, “Homeland”) and Zosia Mamet (“Girls”).

 

Synopsis:

From director Todd Solondz, WIENER-DOG is a dark, starkly funny story of a single dog and the many different people she touches over her short lifetime. Man’s best friend starts out teaching a young boy some contorted life lessons before being taken in by a compassionate vet tech named Dawn Wiener. Dawn reunites with someone from her past and sets off on a road trip. After leaving Dawn, Wiener-Dog encounters a floundering film professor, as well as an embittered elderly woman and her needy granddaughter—all longing for something more. Solondz’s perversely dark comedy offers an appallingly honest look at the American experience, brought to life by its all-star cast.

 

WIENER-DOG was written and directed by Todd Solondz, produced by Megan Ellison and Christine Vachon and executive produced by David Hinojosa.

 

WIENER-DOG has a run time of approximately 88 minutes and is rated R for language and some disturbing content.

 

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