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Celebrate Music with Capitol Music Group SXSW Showcase

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 13 - 2015 0 Comment
Celebrate Music with Capitol Music Group SXSW Showcase

With today’s official launch of the acclaimed SXSW in Austin, Texas, and Shockya gearing up to return to the acclaimed film, interactive and music festival early next week, music fans can start preparing now for the first-ever Lyve Presents FLOODfest event. The official Capitol Music Group showcase is taking over the Cedar Street Courtyard between March 18-21, 2015. The event will feature such popular groups as Spoon, Run the Jewels, The Ting Tings and Best Coast. FLOODfest will also showcase such buzzed-about up-and-comers as Courtney Barnett, Viet Cong and METZ. The event’s night shows require official SXSW badges for entry, and are first come, first served for patrons 21+. To  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC, MUSIC NEWS, NEWS
Frozen 2 is Officially Being Developed at Walt Disney Animation Studios

Walt Disney Animation Studios has officially announced that ‘Frozen 2,’ the eagerly awaited follow-up to its Oscar-winning 2013 adventure comedy, ‘Frozen,’ is in development. Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, who helmed the original film, are currently developing the sequel with producer Peter Del Vecho, who also worked on the commercially successful first movie. The announcement of ‘Frozen 2′s development was made during Disney’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders this morning in San Francisco by Bob Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company; John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios; and actor Josh Gad, who provides the voice of Olaf from ‘Frozen.’  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIES, NEWS

Go On an Exhilarating Adventure with Paper Towns’ Official Poster

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 12 - 2015 0 Comment
Paper Towns Movie Poster

Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne are set to go on an exhilarating coming-of-age adventure in the first official poster for their upcoming drama, ‘Paper Towns.’ The poster, which features the two actors trying to find themselves, was released by the film’s studio, 20th Century Fox, which will release the movie in theaters on July 24, 2015. The highly anticipated drama, which is about friendship and love, and is being described as hilarious and moving, is adapted from the bestselling novel of the same name by ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ author, John Green. The poster was unveiled on the writer’s Tumblr and Twitter pages. The screenplay for ‘Paper Towns’ was  [ Read More ]

Categories: Drama, MOVIES, NEWS, POSTERS
The Infiltrator's First Look Image Offers an Inside Look into the Criminal Underworld

Good Films is offering a tantalizing glimpse into the criminal drug and mob underworlds in the new first look image of its upcoming crime thriller, ‘The Infiltrator.’ The production company for the drama, which has recently begun principal photography in London, has released the photo, which features actors Bryan Cranston and Diane Kruger. ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ helmer Brad Furman is directing ‘The Infiltrator,’ which also stars John Leguizamo, Benjamin Bratt, Elena Anaya, Olympia Dukakis, Juliet Aubrey and Amy Ryan. The script for ‘The Infiltrator,’ which is based on the autobiography of same name by federal customs and excise agent, Robert Mazur, was written by Ellen Brown Furman. The Emmy Award-winning  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIE STILLS, MOVIES, NEWS

Cinderella Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 11 - 2015 0 Comment
Cinderella Movie Review

Title: Cinderella Director: Kenneth Branagh Starring; Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgård, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera, Derek Jacobi and Helena Bonham Carter The alluring and charming nature of fairy tales offer an extensive wealth of opportunity for film studios to make a quick and easy profit off of audiences who are easily drawn to the adaptations, as they wish to relish their sentimental memories that instantly connect them to their innocent childhoods as they watch the movies. Some recent big screen version of these popular fairy tales, such as the Oscar-nominated musical version of ‘Into the Woods,’ and the commercially successful dark fantasy ‘Maleficent,’ effectively captured viewers’ nostalgia  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIES, REVIEWS

Go Inside Out with Amy Poehler In Animated Comedy’s New Trailer

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 11 - 2015 0 Comment
Inside Out Joy Image

Audiences will be taken to unique and imaginative places as they connect with their diverse emotions in the new second official trailer, as well as the ‘Meet the #InsideOut voice cast’ clip and stills, for the upcoming animated movie, ‘Inside Out.’ The newly released videos and images were unveiled by the film’s production company, Disney/Pixar, which will distribute the comedy in theaters everywhere on June 19. Disney/Pixar has released the following synopsis for ‘Inside Out’: From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award-winning director Pete Docter (‘Monsters, Inc.,’ ‘Up’) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney/Pixar’s original movie ‘Inside Out,’ he  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIE STILLS, MOVIES, NEWS, VIDEO
Ride Theatrical Poster

Helen Hunt is undergoing a major exploration of self-discovery in the newly released trailer, poster and stills from her upcoming comedy, ‘Ride.’ The film’s assets have been released by the comedy’s distribution company, Screen Media Films, in anticipation of its release on May 1 in theaters and on VOD. ‘Ride’ marks the second feature film the Academy Award-winning actress has written and directed, after the 2007 romantic comedy-drama, ‘Then She Found Me.’ She also stars in her writing and directorial follow-up movie, which also features Luke Wilson, Brenton Thwaites, and David Zayas. The following synopsis for ‘Ride’ has been released by Screen Media Films: In ‘Ride,’ when an editor from  [ Read More ]

Singer Kateri Is Exploring the World Through Her Debut Album, Room 448

Up-and-coming singer Kateri is exploring the meaning of life through her art and love of travel, particularly through the release of her first single, ‘Skin.’ The 22-year-old, who has described herself as “a hippie with a little bit of grunge,” has released her initial song in anticipation of the distribution of her debut album, ‘Room 448.’ The record, which was penned over the course of two years, chronicles Kateri’s process of self-discovery, as she pursued her passion of seeing the world from all perspectives. After working as a corporate makeup artist in New York City and staying at hostels throughout Europe, the musician channeled her life experiences and inspirations into  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC, MUSIC NEWS, NEWS

Sir Cadian Rhythm Self-Titled EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 9 - 2015 0 Comment
Sir Cadian Rhythm Self-Titled EP Review

Artist: Sir Cadian Rhythm Album: Self-Titled EP Produced by: Sir Cadian; Rhythm Recorded, mixed and mastered by: Nick Zinnanti of Zin Records, located in Calverton, NY Fearlessly exposing your vulnerabilities as you struggle to contend with your conflicting emotions over your complex relationships can be a harrowing and daunting process. Striving to determine whether to overcome your fears and embrace the battles that continuously plague your intense romantic relationships, or finally release the other person from your life, as they no longer plan on making you their top priority, is the enthralling and relatable theme in the new self-titled EP from Sir Cadian Rhythm. The up-and-coming diversely distinct Long Island  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC, MUSIC REVIEWS, REVIEWS

Interview: Richard Bates Jr. Talks Suburban Gothic (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 8 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview Richard Bates Jr. Talks Suburban Gothic (Exclusive)

Searching to find your rightful place in the world, where you’re unquestionably accepted and embraced by the people around you, can be an disheartening prospect for some people. Not only does Raymond, the quirky protagonist in the independent horror comedy, ‘Suburban Gothic,’ which was directed by Richard Bates Jr., struggle to find a job he enjoys and excels at, but also discover the real meaning of having true friends and family. But the process of making the film, which the helmer also co-wrote with Mark Bruner, wasn’t as intimidating of a process for the filmmaker once he began penning the script. Not only did Bates Jr. naturally reunite with Matthew  [ Read More ]

Interview Morgan Spurlock on We the Economy

While the economy can often powerfully affect every aspect of a person’s life, from how much they’re able to spend on essential items to how often they can indulge their desires, they don’t often think how their decisions can play a critical role in the state of local and global financial stability. So to help Americans become more aware of the basic fundamentals that drive the economic system, producer Morgan Spurlock has released an engaging documentary, ‘We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss,’ on such platforms as online, VOD, broadcast and mobile, through his distribution company, Cinelan. Not only did the producer direct the project’s introductory  [ Read More ]

Categories: INTERVIEWS, MOVIES

Interview: Danielle Harris Talks See No Evil 2 (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 7 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Danielle Harris Talks See No Evil 2

Enthrallingly portraying a powerful protagonist who isn’t afraid to go after what they want, regardless of the harrowing consequences they may face, can be a challenge for actors, particularly when the character is susceptible to vulnerabilities throughout an intense horror film. But acclaimed genre actress Danielle Harris once again proved her talent of effortlessly showing a determined victim’s strengths and will to survive in ‘See No Evil 2,’ which was helmed by acclaimed twin horror directors, Jen and Sylvia Soska. The sequel to the 2006 horror thriller, ‘See No Evil,’ which is one of the filmmakers’ latest directorial efforts, once again showcases their signature cinematic theme-when a compelling and dynamic  [ Read More ]

Interview: Mary Elizabeth Winstead Talks Faults (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 5 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview Mary Elizabeth Winstead Talks Faults (Exclusive)

While people often claim that they selflessly wish to help people in need without expecting any compensation in return, there are still many who harrowingly strive to aid others, in an effort to bolster their own reputation in society, and to garner the fame and fortune that goes along with it. That’s certainly the case with the narcissistic protagonist in Riley Stearns’ feature film writing and directorial debut, the upcoming thriller, ‘Faults.’ The drama, which opens in select theaters and on VOD nationwide on Friday, features a cult deprogrammer who enthralling balances moments of intensity and unintentional comedic undertones as he tries to separate a young woman from the group  [ Read More ]

Categories: INTERVIEWS, MOVIES

Interview: Michael Ojeda Talks Avenged (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 4 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Michael Ojeda Talks Avenged

Relentlessly pursuing your long sought-after dreams, no matter what physical and emotional challenges you may have to overcome in order to achieve those goals, is an admirable trait people possess as they seek fulfillment in their lives. Filmmaker Michael Ojeda admirably embraced the endurance of working multiple jobs on the set of his new action horror drama, ‘Avenged,’ including being the writer, director, cinematographer and editor, to enthrallingly create the alluring female protagonist for the film that he always imagined. In the process, the lead character grippingly overcame her despairs to admirably prove that not matter what confrontations people are forced to contend with, having unquestionable faith in their abilities  [ Read More ]

These Final Hours Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 3 - 2015 0 Comment
These Final Hours Movie Review

Title: These Final Hours Director: Zak Hilditch Starring: Nathan Phillips, Angourie Rice, Kathryn Beck and Jessica De Gouw Relentlessly balking at the increasing pressure to accept full responsibility for your actions as you fully transition into adulthood is a common response among people who are unwilling to be held accountable for their mistakes. But once they face an intimidating, life-altering situation that puts their existence into question, they finally realize how their daunting choices prevented them from truly being happy. Writer-director Zak Hilditch’s new thriller, ‘These Final Hours,’ which opens in select theaters nationwide and on VOD platforms on Friday, enthralling showcases the daunting process of reexamining your life, and  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIES, REVIEWS

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