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Halt & Catch Fire S2 DVD Cover

Television audiences are learning the harsh, but all-too-important, lesson that in history, only the truly disruptive ideas are destined to matter, through the upcoming home release of AMC’s period drama, ‘Halt and Catch Fire: The Complete Second Season.’ The critically acclaimed sophomore season of the cable network series is being released on DVD today from Anchor Bay Entertainment. In celebration of the television drama’s second season home release, Shockya is offering one lucky winner a Season 1 DVD, and another lucky winner a Season 2 DVD. To enter, email us at ShockyaGiveaway@aol.com. Let us know that you’re entering the ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ DVD contest, and which season you would  [ Read More ]

Popstar Never Stop Never Stopping Digital Giveaway Shows Andy Samberg Following His Dreams 2

Andy Samberg is proving that the best way to obtain happiness in the present, while also working to achieve your future goals, is make peace with your past. That’s the powerful message in his mockumentary, ‘Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping,’ which Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is set to distribute on Digital HD on August 16, On Demand on August 30 and on Blu-ray and DVD on September 13. In celebration of ‘Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping’s home release, Shockya is offering three lucky winners a Digital HD copy of the musical comedy. To enter, email us at ShockyaGiveaway@aol.com. Let us know that you’re entering to win the ‘Popstar: Never Stop  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIES, NEWS
New York City's First Annual International Horror Film Festival Announces Distinguished Jury

Genre fans are preparing to be scared out of their theater seats in New York City, as the International Horror Festival (IHFF) has announced the official jury for its upcoming first annual event this fall. The Jury will include distinguished talent from in front and behind the camera, including writers, directors, producers, actors and executives. The members of the jury for the inaugural IHFF include: Joshua Rothkopf Film Editor, Time Out New York Robert Eggers Writer/Director, ‘The Witch’ Kate Siegel Writer/Actress, ‘Hush’ Peter Phok Producer, ‘The House of the Devil,’ ‘The Sacrament’ and ‘Stake Land‘ Tuesday Knight Actress, ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 4′ and ‘Wes Craven’s New Nightmare’ tomandandy  [ Read More ]

Chad Michael Collins Starring in Lead Role of BYUtv's Sci-Fi Pilot Extinct

Chad Michael Collins is courageously fighting a higher power in order to revive the human race in the upcoming sci-fi series, ‘Extinct.’ Shockya is exclusively revealing that the actor will topline the cast of the independent sci-fi television pilot for the cable and satellite channel, BYUtv. ‘Extinct’ was created, written and will be executive produced by Hugo and Neptune Award-winning science fiction writer Orson Scott Card and partner Aaron Johnston for their production shingle Taleswapper, with Adam Abel and Ryan Little producing through their production shingle GO Films. Little will also direct the pilot episode. Victoria Atkin, Yorke Fryer, Jaclyn Hales, Nic Luken and Matthew Bellows round out the regular  [ Read More ]

Interview: Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen Talk Amateur Night (Exclusive)

Humorously providing a relatable view on an alternative lifestyle that’s often quickly judged by society is a challenge that not many filmmakers, particularly those who are making their feature film writing and directorial debuts, willing embrace. But up-and-coming married scribes-helmers, Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse, intriguingly relied on their unique working experiences as they strived to achieve their Hollywood dreams, with their new comedy, ‘Amateur Night.’ The filmmakers cast spouses Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen to bring their distinctive story to life in ‘Amateur Night.’ The comedy highlights the role reversal of women portraying characters who willingly work illegal and sordid jobs, and don’t experience the residual guilt that accompanies  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Ashley Tisdale, Janet Montgomery and Bria L. Murphy Talk Amateur Night (Exclusive)

Relentlessly maintaining a brazen and confident personality is a key component for women to achieve and preserve a successful business. Embodying that assertive approach is a key element in forming compelling female characters in films. That endearing characteristic is compellingly personified in the lead female characters in the new comedy, ‘Amateur Night,’ which was written and directed by Lisa Addario and her husband, Joe Syracuse. The movie is based on Syracuse’s experiences when he and Addario first moved to Los Angeles to pursue careers in filmmaking. ‘Amateur Night,’ which Cinedigm distributed in New York and Los Angeles theaters this weekend, showcases how a man who’s desperate for a job unknowingly  [ Read More ]

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Principal Photography Begins on Director Mauro Borrelli's Sci-fi Thriller The Recall

Five friends, who have prepared to have a fun time together while vacationing at a remote lake house, are instead now bracing themselves to really fight for their lives against an alien invasion and mass-abduction. Principal photography has begun on the sci-fi thriller, ‘The Recall,’ Minds Eye Entertainment, in association with Bridgegate Pictures and VMI Worldwide, have announced. Filming on the action film has commenced in British Columbia, Canada, under the supervision of ‘The Ghostmaker’ director, Mauro Borrelli. The upcoming movie was written by Reggie Keyohara III and Sam Acton. ‘The Recall’ stars RJ Mitte, Jedidiah Goodacre, Niko Pepaj, Laura Maria Bilgeri, Hannah Rose May and Wesley Snipes as “The  [ Read More ]

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Gain Insight Into The Mind’s Eye with Pasadena Screening and Q&A

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 5 - 2016 0 Comment
Gain Insight Into The Mind's Eye with LA Screening and Q&A

Graham Skipper and Lauren Ashley Carter are using their psychokinetic capabilities in order to save their lives in their new horror film, ‘The Mind’s Eye.’ In celebration of RLJ Entertainment distributing the mind-altering movie this weekend in theaters and On Demand and iTunes, the thriller will have its opening day screening tonight at 7:30 pm at the Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, California. There will be a Q&A following the screening with ‘The Mind’s Eye’s writer-director, Joe Begos, actors Graham Skipper and Matt Mercer, and producers Josh Ether and Zak Zeman. Acclaimed genre filmmaker, Mickey Keating, will moderate the Q&A. Tickets for the screening and A&A can be purchased online,  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC, NEWS, VIDEO
Billionaire Ransom Exclusive Clip Showcases Jeremy Sumpter Fighting For His Life Against Criminals

Deciding to rely on your flight or fight instinct is a powerful decision people must instantly make when they’re unexpectedly met with a dangerous conflict. Jeremy Sumpter must confront his fear of either choosing to take responsibility for the people he has bonded with, or selfishly protecting himself, in Shockya’s new exclusive clip, title ‘The Siege,’ for his upcoming thriller, ‘Billionaire Ransom.’ The actor’s character, Kyle, has one last chance to prove he has the intuition to truly help others in time of deadly conflict, instead of solely acting in his own best interest. ‘Billionaire Ransom’ was directed by ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’s helmer, Jim Gillespie, and  [ Read More ]

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Kubo and the Two Strings' Interactive Map Journeys Into Laika's Animated Realm

The unlimited power of a young boy’s determination to fight for his destiny is an impressive characteristic he holds as he shapes his future. In Laika Entertainment’s upcoming animated adventure film, ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ the title character’s quest to achieve his goals stretches far and wide through the mystical realm of the Vastlands. Audiences can embark with Kubo on his expedition with the movie’s new interactive map. Focus Features, which will distribute ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ in theaters on August 19, has created the map with the Portland, Oregon-based agency, North. Kubo, who embarks on his adventure with his protectors, Monkey and Beetlem by his side, unlocks  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIES, NEWS, VIDEO

ITN Distribution, Inc. Acquires North American Rights to Clowntown

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 2 - 2016 0 Comment
ITN Distribution, Inc. Acquires North American Rights to Clowntown

Friends are realizing that they only have each other in their most dire time of need, as a gang of sinister clowns begin stalking them through an otherwise deserted town. The chase begins this fall, when IN Distribution, Inc. begins unleashing the violent antagonists. The leading independent film distribution company has acquired the North American rights to the horror film, ‘Clowntowwn,’ which it will unveil in theaters on September 30. The company will then release the thriller on VOD and DVD on October 4. ITN Distribution’s President Stuart Alson made the announcement about the company’s acquisition of the drama today. When revealing the news, he stated, “ITN Distribution is excited  [ Read More ]

Citizen Soldier 1

A group of brave young American Soldiers are fearlessly highlighting their life-changing tour of duty in Afghanistan in the upcoming documentary, ‘Citizen Soldier.’ The Oklahoma Army National Guard’s 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team is offering an excruciatingly personal look into modern warfare, brotherhood and patriotism in Shockya’s exclusive clip from the film. ‘Citizen Soldier’ is the next feature made from actual combat footage from directors David Salzberg and Christian Tureaud, the team behind critically-acclaimed and commercially-successful 2014 war documentary, ‘The Hornet’s Nest.’ The filmmaking duo’s latest project is set to be released in limited theaters this Friday, August 5 by Gravitas Ventures. The distributor will then unveil the movie nationally  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIE STILLS, MOVIES, NEWS, VIDEO
Dan Mumford's 'This Next Part Might Hurt'

Relentlessly fighting to protect yourself in a challenging new circumstance can be a daunting prospect for many people, as they’re unaware of the potential danger the incident may bring. Accepting a total stranger’s seemingly altruistic help as you explore your radical new situation, despite not knowing their true motive, can be an even more frightening experience. Taking that leap of faith and unquestionably accepting the assistance of someone you don’t know is powerfully explored in the progressive sci-fi movie, ‘Hardcore Henry.’ Audiences can repeatedly watch that tense emotional and physical drama unfold through the eyes of the film’s title protagonist at home. ‘Hardcore Henry,’ which is the first action movie  [ Read More ]

Categories: Action, DVD NEWS, MOVIES, NEWS, POSTERS, VIDEO
Xlrator Media Acquires The Windmill For North American Distribution On its Acclaimed Macabre Label

Unsuspecting tourists are faced with the shock of their lives, as they realize they must fight a mysterious evil while on what was supposed to be a serene trip, in the upcoming thriller, ‘The Windmill.’ Genre fans can now witness the travelers’ dangerous plight, as the North American distribution rights for the suspense film have been acquired by XLrator Media. The distributor is set to release the movie this October on its acclaimed Macabre genre label. The drama’s release will come after it has its world premiere at FrightFest next month. ‘The Windmill’ marks the feature film directorial debut of Nick Jongerius, who’s known for producing ‘Frankenstein’s Army’ and ‘Dead  [ Read More ]

Zach Galifianakis in Masterminds

Zach Galifianakis is discovering the true meaning of adventure that’s far beyond his wildest dreams in the new official trailer and images from his upcoming action crime film, ‘Masterminds.’ The clip and photos from the comedy were released by Relativity Studios, which is set to distribute the movie in theaters on September 30. ‘Masterminds’ is the latest comedy from director Jared Hess, who also helmed the 2004 critically acclaimed and box office smash, ‘Napoleon Dynamite.’ The upcoming film was written by Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer and Emily Spivey. In addition to Galifianakis, ‘Masterminds’ also stars Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Ken Marino, Jason Sudeikis, Devin Ratray, Jon Daly, Mary Elizabeth Ellis,  [ Read More ]

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