Trash follows three Brazilian street teenagers; Raphael, Gardo, and Rat (Jun-Jun) who spend their time picking through litter in the hope of finding useful waste. One day they discover a wallet whose contents will bring them into conflict with the brutal local police force as they find themselves unlikely whistleblowers in a city rife with corruption. Rather than turn the wallet over to the authorities for a reward, the kids seek the confidence of a priest, Father Juilliard (Martin Sheen) and an NGO-worker, Olivia (Rooney Mara). The new movie stars Wagner Moura, Selton Mello, Rooney Mara, and Martin Sheen. “Trash” hits theaters on October 9.
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People often engage in friendly competition with their neighbors, but the battle often isn’t threatening as they fight to claim who’s the better family. But one family’s sinister intentions and ill will towards the other is powerfully exposed after its members are pushed beyond their seemingly friendly limit. Pollyanna McIntosh and Lee Williams harrowingly learn that lesson when their characters in their new horror film, ‘The Blood Lands,’ embark on a shockingly lethal game of cat and mouse with their new local acquaintances. Viewers can witness their increasing terror in Shockya’s new exclusive Behind-the-Scenes clip for the thriller, which was directed by Simeon Halligan and and writer Ian Fenton. The [ Read More ]
When a devoted husband and father is left home alone for the weekend, two stranded young women unexpectedly knock on his door for help. What starts out as a kind gesture results in a dangerous seduction and a deadly game of cat and mouse. The horror movies stars Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo, and Ana de Armas. “Knock Knock” hits theaters on October 9.
Sarah Butler is once again seeking revenge as she reprises her role of Jennifer Hills in the upcoming sequel, ‘I Spit on Your Grave 3.’ The actress first played the scorned protagonist in the 2010 original film, ‘I Spit on Your Grave.’ The second follow-up in the vengeance-filled crime thriller series is set to be released in select theaters on October 9, 2015, before heading to DVD, Blu-ray and Video On Demand on October 20. Anchor Bay Entertainment is releasing the revenge horror film, which was directed by ’100 Degrees Below Zero’ helmer, R.D. Braunstein. The independent and theatrical home entertainment distribution company has unveiled the synopsis for the third [ Read More ]
‘Wildcats,’ now available to view online, stars Linnea Sage as a former varsity cheerleader retelling her account of quitting the team and what she discovers along the way. We caught up with the New York based actress to hear how the hit web series came together, as well as talk about her recent film The ‘A’ Plate and the role that had her dressing like Cher from ‘Clueless.’ Question (Q): Do you remember your first time in front of the camera? Linnea Sage (LS): Wow! What a great question! Honestly? No. How sad is that? I do remember my first on camera audition, though. I’m from a suburb in Boston, [ Read More ]
A dramatic depiction of American football players who suffer from major head injuries and life-long debilitating problems as a result of repeated concussions and efforts by the National Football League to deny it. The new movie stars Will Smith, Albert Brooks, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Paul Reiser, and Luke Wilson. “Concussion” hits theaters on December 25.
Watch the storyboard comparison of the car chase scene from “7 Minutes” below. It’s dope! After becoming indebted to a psychopathic drug lord, three desperate young men are forced to commit a brazen robbery. What begins as a simple plan – ‘in and out in seven minutes’ – quickly escalates into a dangerous game of life-or-death. As each minute of the heist ticks by, true motives are revealed and unexpected twists ratchet up the stakes to a thrilling crescendo. The feature film debut from celebrated music video director Jay Martin, this stylish and fast-paced crime thriller stars Luke Mitchell (TV’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D), Jason Ritter (TV’s GIRLS), Leven Rambin (TV’s [ Read More ]
Hastily judging people for the actions they take, without giving much thought or consideration to the reasoning behind their decisions, can often be a problematic impulse that society has trouble contending with on a daily basis. While some of those acts are illegal and/or immoral in nature, there can often times can be an underlying detrimental motive that has led people to commit those unethical acts. That is certainly the case with the relatable anti-heroes in the independent crime thriller, ’7 Minutes,’ which is set to be released on Blu-ray and DVD, as well as on Digital HD, VOD and iTunes, on Tuesday. The complicated protagonists’ good intentions often lead [ Read More ]
Want to win “Boulevard” on iTunes via digital download? Tweet @ShockYa to enter (or comment below) and we’ll pick an entry at random. Entries MUST be in by 6PM EST on Monday August 31st. Thanks for entering and good luck!! BOULEVARD stars Academy Award® winner Robin Williams, Kathy Baker (The Age of Adaline, Take Shelter), Bob Odenkirk (“Breaking Bad”, “Better Call Saul”), Roberto Aguire (Struck by Lightning) and Giles Matthey (“True Blood”). BOULEVARD was directed by Dito Montiel (A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, The Son of No One) and written by Douglas Soesbe (The Wrong Woman). Starz Digital released BOULEVARD in theaters July 17, 2015. BOULEVARD follows married but [ Read More ]
Set approximately 30 years after the defeat of the Empire and the demise of Darth Vader, the plot follows a trio of young leads, along with characters from the previous installments. The new “Star Wars” movie stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa, and Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, with Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker as R2-D2. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hit theaters everywhere on December 18, 2015, in IMAX.
Want to win “7 Minutes” on DVD signed by actor Luke Mitchell? Tweet @ShockYa to enter (or comment below) and we’ll pick an entry at random. Entries MUST be in by 6PM EST on Friday August 28th. U.S. Only Please. Thanks for entering and good luck!! After becoming indebted to a psychopathic drug lord, three desperate young men are forced to commit a brazen robbery. What begins as a simple plan – ‘in and out in seven minutes’ – quickly escalates into a dangerous game of life-or-death. As each minute of the heist ticks by, true motives are revealed and unexpected twists ratchet up the stakes to a thrilling crescendo. [ Read More ]
WELCOME TO LEITH First Run Features Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: A- Director: Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker Cast: Craig Cobb, Ryan Schlock Screened at: Critics’ link, N YC, 8/27/15 Opens: September 9, 2015 When President George W. Bush launched a war with Afghanistan soon after the tragedy of 9/11—when terrorists killed 3,000 Americans by crashing a plane into the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers—he thought he would defeat the enemy by taking away their training grounds. He should have realized that radical Islamists could easily regroup elsewhere as they have—in Yemen, in the wild reaches of North Waziristan on the Pakistan-Afghan border, [ Read More ]
Thief Scott Lang must aid his mentor Dr. Hank Pym in safeguarding the mystery of the Ant-Man technology – which allows its user to decrease in size but increase in strength – from various new threats, and plot a heist that will save the Earth. The new Marvel movie stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Wood Harris, Jordi Mollà, and Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym. Marvel’s “Ant-Man” doesn’t have a release date for home video, but enjoy Ant-Man and the Falcon fighting below.
Struggling to overcome your deepest challenges, in a commendable effort to overcome your fears and achieve your goals, can be a terrifying process for many people, no matter what their situation is like. But director-producer Jack Heller intriguingly overcame the financial and creative limitations he faced while making his second independent feature film, the horror thriller ‘Dark Was the Night.’ The filmmaker’s drama powerfully chronicles the daunting emotional and physical burdens two police officers must overcome in their isolated small town. Audiences can witness and relive the characters’ chilling battles on Tuesday when the film is released by RLJ Entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray, the latter of which will be [ Read More ]
“The Hobbit” film trilogy stars Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ian McKellan, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Sylvester McCoy, Craig Hall, and Stephen Fry, with Graham McTavish, Ken Stott, Aidan Turner, Dean O’Gorman, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Peter Hambleton, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, and Stephen Hunter. “The Hobbit Trilogy – Extended Edition” will hit theaters everywhere on October 5 (An Unexpected Journey), October 7 (The Desolation of Smaug), and October 13 (The Battle of the Five Armies).