Monday, May 22, 2017

"Riverdale: The Complete First Season" Own It on DVD August 15, 2017

From The Studio That Brought You The Vampire Diaries and Gossip Girl Comes The CW's Top New Series

 

RIVERDALE:  

THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON

 

Own It On DVD August 15, 2017

 

Riverdale also Coming to Blu-rayTM via Warner Archive Collection

 

 

BURBANK, CA (May 22, 2017) – Unlock the mystery and dive into small town secrets as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Riverdale: The Complete First Season on DVD on August 15, 2017. Premiering with 2.4 million viewers, The CW’s top new show across all major demos* is created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (GleeBig Love), produced by Greg Berlanti (The FlashSupergirlDC’s Legends of TomorrowBlindspot), and stars KJ Apa (Shortland Street), Lili Reinhart (The Kings of Summer), Camila Mendes (Randy Doe), Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody), Marisol Nichols (Big Momma’s House 2), Madelaine Petsch (The Curse of Sleeping Beauty), Ashleigh Murray (Deidra & Laney Rob a Train), Mädchen Amick (Twin Peaks), and Luke Perry (Beverly Hills 90210). Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is also an executive producer, along with Sarah Schechter (ArrowBlindspotDC’s Legends of Tomorrow), and Jon Goldwater (Publisher/CEO, Archie Comics). The release contains all 13 gripping episodes from the first season, and includes new bonus content, and never-before-seen deleted scenes, and a gag reel. Riverdale: The Complete First Season is priced to own at $39.99 SRP. Riverdale: The Complete First Season is also available to own on Digital HD via purchase from digital retailers.

 

*Source: Nielsen National TV View Live + 7 Day Ratings, excluding repeats, specials; 16-17 Season To-Date = 9/19/16-1/29/17

 

Riverdale: The Complete First Season will also be available on Blu-rayTM courtesy of Warner Archive Collection. The Blu-rayTM release includes all bonus features on the DVD and is also arriving August 15, 2017. Warner Archive Blu-ray releases are found at Amazon.com and all online retailers.

 

Based on the characters from Archie Comics, Riverdale gives a subversive take on small-town life. Things aren’t always what you expect in Riverdale. As a new school year begins, the town is reeling from the tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom. The summer’s events made all-American teen Archie Andrews realize that he wants to pursue a career in music, but his fractured friendship with Jughead Jones, and Josie McCoy’s focus on her own band leaves Archie without a mentor. Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper is not ready to reveal her true feelings for Archie, and new student, Veronica Lodge, has an undeniable spark with Betty’s crush. And then there’s Cheryl Blossom, Riverdale’s queen bee, who stirs up trouble amongst Archie, Betty and Veronica. But is Cheryl hiding something about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason? Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there’s so much more to the story.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES

·         Riverdale: 2016 Comic-Con Panel

·         Riverdale: The New Normal

·         The Ultimate Sin

·         I Got You – musical piece

·         These Are Moments I Remember – musical piece

·         Gag Reel

·         Deleted Scenes

 

13 ONE-HOUR EPISODES

 

1.    Chapter One: “The River’s Edge”

2.    Chapter Two: “A Touch of Evil”

3.    Chapter Three: “Body Double”

4.    Chapter Four: “The Last Picture Show”

5.    Chapter Five: “Heart of Darkness”

6.    Chapter Six: “Faster, Pussycats! Kill! Kill!”

7.    Chapter Seven: “In a Lonely Place”

8.    Chapter Eight: “The Outsiders”

9.    Chapter Nine: “La Grande Illusion”

10. Chapter Ten: “The Lost Weekend”

11. Chapter Eleven: “To Riverdale and Back Again”

12. Chapter Twelve: “Anatomy of a Murder”

13. Chapter Thirteen: “The Sweet Hereafter”

 

McFarlane Toys Lands Toy License for New Series Star Trek™ Discovery and Classic Star Trek Series

Tempe, Ariz., Stardate - May 22, 2017 –McFarlane Toys has signed a toy license deal with CBS Consumer Products to create figures, role play weapons and accessories for the new Star Trek: Discovery television series. In additionMcFarlane Toys will also create merchandise from the entire Star Trek universe, ranging from the iconic classic television series Star Trek: The Original Series to the legendary films.

The initial line will highlight two of the most iconic characters in the Star Trek universe with articulated 7-inch figures of U.S.S. EnterpriseCaptain James T. Kirk from Star Trek: The Original Series and U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D Captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation. These figures will debut in window box collector packaging and feature iconic accessories such as phasers and communicators.  Various characters from the highly-anticipated Star Trek: Discovery television series and other adaptations will follow.

Star Trek is hands down one of the most groundbreaking and innovative franchises in the history of entertainment,” said Todd McFarlane, Owner and CEO of McFarlane Toys. “We plan on carrying that forward with our upcoming toy lines, giving fans a fresh and detailed look, that their favorite characters deserve.”

“We are excited to sign McFarlane Toys as the first licensee for Star Trek: Discovery. Their commitment to quality and dedication to fans is the perfect combination to bring this lineup of products to life,” said Veronica Hart, Senior Vice President of CBS Consumer Products. “We know Star Trek fans worldwide are looking forward to it as much as we are.” 

McFarlane’s Star Trek toys will be available in the Spring of 2018 at major retailers worldwide starting at an MSRP: $19.99. For more information about Star Trek, visit www.startrek.com. For more information about everything McFarlane Toys, fans are encouraged to check out www.mcfarlane.com as well as the McFarlane social media channels for updates and news.

For over 20 years McFarlane Toys has produced toys for various entertainment properties, and is renowned for its attention to detail and unmistakable craftsmanship. This collaboration with Star Trekwill undoubtedly give fans all over the world new and unique collectables that will be “true to life” replicas of both legendary and new characters from the Star Trek franchise.

Born from the mind of Gene Roddenberry, the original Star Trekseries debuted on September 8, 1966 and aired for three seasons -- a short run that belied the influence it would have for generations. It spawned six more television series and 13 feature films spanning the course of half a century.  Its newest chapter, Star Trek: Discovery, will feature a new ship, new characters, and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers. The series will premiere on the CBS Television Network with all subsequent episodes available on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service, and will be distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s Space channel and OTT service CraveTV.

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Post Covenant, the prequels bookend well with the originals. One is David's story while the other is Ripley's. Will David 8 ever meet Ripley 8?

Friday, May 19, 2017

McFarlane Toys to Produce Figures from Classic Films Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal



Tempe, AZ and Hollywood, CA - May 19, 2017 –The Jim Henson Company has partnered with McFarlane Toys, which will harken back to its roots of “Movie Maniacs” to create figures of classic characters from two of Henson’s most well-known features Labyrinthand The Dark Crystal.

Directed by visionary Jim Henson and executive produced by George Lucas, Labyrinth is a fanboy favorite and wonder of puppetry. Stuck babysitting her brother, teenager Sarah, resentfully wishes The Goblin King (memorably portrayed by David Bowie) can take him away. When her wish comes true, Sarah must head into the Labyrinth herself to save him. Since its 1986 release the film has garnered a cult popularity and is still reveled in today’s era as a timeless classic.

The Dark Crystal, directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, brilliantly weaves a timeless myth of good and evil. In another time, The Dark Crystal, a source of balance and truth in the universe, was broken, dividing the world into two factions; the wicked Skeksis and the peaceful Mystics. Now, as the convergence of the three suns approaches, the crystal must be healed, or darkness will reign forever. The Dark Crystal’s fanbase has only risen since the film’s debut and has also developed a cult following of fans across the world.

McFarlane Toys has produced highly detailed figures and construction sets for various entertainment properties and this collaboration with The Jim Henson Company will give fans of these iconic films new and unique action figures that are “true to life” replicas of their on-screen personas.

The upcoming toys will include a 7-inch figure of Labyrinth’s Jareth The Goblin King, and for The Dark Crystal, fans can look forward to figures of Jen and Kira. Each figure will be highly detailed and come fully articulated to recreate infamous movie scenes. These figures will also debut in new window box collector packaging and will come with Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal branded detailed bases.

“Fans of both Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal continue to grow, while both brands also enjoy the passionate and loyal support of committed followers for decades,” said Vice President of Global Consumer Products for The Jim Henson Company, Federico San Martin.  “We are looking forward to McFarlane toys introducing the characters that defined these classic adventures to our legions of fans around the world.”
 
 “Jim Henson was one of the most visually creative minds, and these incredible movies are just the tip of the iceberg,” said Todd McFarlane, Owner and CEO of McFarlane Toys. “We pride ourselves on our creativity and attention to detail, and to be able to make figures of these iconic characters is something pretty special.”

McFarlane Toys’ Labyrinth Jareth The Goblin King figure will be available at major retailers this November carrying an MSRP: $19.99 (and now available for pre-order, HERE).  The Dark Crystal Jen and Kira figures are slated to release Spring 2018.  For more information about The Jim Henson Company visit www.henson.com. For more information about everything McFarlane Toys, fans are encouraged to check out www.mcfarlane.com as well as the McFarlane social media channels for updates and news.


TNT Programming Alert Weeks of June 4 and June 11, 2017

TNT Programming Alert

Weeks of June 4 and June 11, 2017


Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

"Karma" – Tuesday, June 6, at 9 p.m.(ET/PT) – TV-MA
As Smurf (Ellen Barkin) adjusts to being sidelined, the boys scope out their next job. Deran (Jake Weary) needs quick cash, and Pope (Shawn Hatosy) and Craig (Ben Robson) lend him a hand. Baz (Scott Speedman) investigates Catherine’s disappearance.  

Directed by Thomas Carter
Written by Eliza Clark
Based on the Australian motion picture Animal Kingdom written by David Michôd
Developed for Television by Jonathan Lisco


SERIES PREMIERE: Claws

Claws

"Tirana" – Sunday, June 11, at 9 p.m.(ET/PT) – TV-MA-LSV

Desna (Niecy Nash) and her girls take pride in doing nails at the Nail Artisans of Manatee County, but amidst painting hooves and dreaming of a better life, she finds herself entangled in a money laundering scheme with the Dixie Mafia. As New Year’s Eve approaches, Desna’s promise of getting out and going clean is complicated when things go south with Roller (Jack Kesy), leading her and newcomer Virginia (Karrueche Tran) to take matters into their own hands, changing their lives forever.

Directed by Nicole Kassell
Written by Eliot Laurence


Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

"Bleed for It" – Tuesday, June 13, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-MA-L
Smurf (Ellen Barkin) takes J (Finn Cole) to the desert for an old friend’s wake. Baz (Scott Speedman) visits Lucy (Carolina Guerra) in Mexico and Pope (Shawn Hatosy) bonds with Amy (Jennifer Landon) from the megachurch while babysitting Lena (Aamya Deva Keroles). Deran (Jake Weary) considers what he’ll risk to get a liquor license for the bar. 

Directed by Jimmy Muro
Written by Megan Martin
Based on the Australian motion picture Animal Kingdom written by David Michôd
Developed for Television by Jonathan Lisco


SPECIAL EVENT: AFI Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton

Thursday, June 15, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-14-DL
TNT presents the American Film Institute's 45th AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Diane Keaton, the multifaceted actor, director, producer, author, real estate developer and photographer whose career spans five decades and includes more than 80 diverse credits. Keaton will be joined by hundreds of celebrities as they salute the Oscar®-winning actress and look back on her extraordinary career.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

THE FIFTH ELEMENT Debuts on 4K Ultra HD™ July 11 Includes the All-New 4K Featurette: “The Director’s Notes: Luc Besson Looks Back”

A Sci-Fi Classic Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary
 
Debuts on 4K Ultra HD July 11

Includes the All-New 4K Featurette: 
“The Director’s Notes: Luc Besson Looks Back” 
 


CULVER CITY, Calif. (May 18, 2016) – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Luc Besson’s outrageous sci-fi epic, THE FIFTH ELEMENT, with a 4K Ultra HD release on July 11. The influential classic, starring Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich and Gary Oldman, follows a cab driver who unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon. Also included, in addition to hours of archival special features, is the all-new bonus featurette, presented in 4K, “The Director’s Notes: Luc Besson Looks Back,” where the acclaimed director discusses the origins and impact of the celebrated film.
 
Also debuting on July 11 is the beloved action classic from director Luc Besson, LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL, debuting exclusively on 4K Ultra HD at Best Buy. This release includes both the theatrical and extended versions of the movie in full 4K resolution with Dolby Atmos audio.
 
4K Ultra HD is the perfect way to experience both films at 4K resolution in the home – both featuring four times the resolution ofhigh definition audio, delivering captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.®, along with High Dynamic Range (HDR), which produces brilliant highlights, vibrant colors and greater contrast on compatible displays. Additionally, the films are remixed specifically for the home theater environment with Dolby Atmos
 
THE FIFTH ELEMENT 4K Ultra HD Release Includes:
  • Feature films in 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR)
  • Dolby Atmos soundtracks (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible) *
  • ALL-NEW FEATURETTE: “The Director’s Notes: Luc Besson Looks Back”
  • Includes high-def Blu-rays featuring the films and hours of archival special features
 
* To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.
 
Synopsis:
New York cab driver Korben Dallas didn't mean to be a hero, but he just picked up the kind of fare that only comes along every five thousand years:  A perfect beauty, a perfect being, a perfect weapon. Together, they must save the world. Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, and Gary Oldman star in acclaimed director Luc Besson's outrageous sci-fi adventure, an extravagantly styled tale of good against evil set in anunbelievabletwenty-third century world. Now presented in full 4K resolution, experience this dynamic action favorite like never before.
 
Directed by Luc Besson from a screenplay by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, based on a story by Luc Besson, THE FIFTH ELEMENT was produced by Patrice Ledoux.
 
THE FIFTH ELEMENT has a run time of approximately 126 minutes and is rated PG-13 for intense sci-fi violence, some sexuality and brief nudity.

Rest In Peace Chris Cornell.

One of the founding figures in the Seatle Grunge rock music scene of the early to mid 1990s, Chris Cornell had one of the best singing voices of his generation with the ability to hit high notes most of his contemporaries simply could not. The lead singer of Sound Garden as well as Audio Slave and co-lead singer along with Eddie Vedder of the supergroup Temple of the Dog, which was composed of members from both Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, Cornell would also enjoy a solo career that included singing the song "You Know My Name" for the Bond 007 feature film, Casino Royale, which introduced Daniel Craig as the new and at the time of this writing, still current Actor portraying James Bond on the big screen. Cornell was 52 when he passed away.