The official franchise legacy book, Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History looks back at three decades of ghostbusting fun. Covering the production of the first two films in extensive detail, this deluxe book includes rare behind-the-scenes images and in-depth commentary from cast and crew, including director Ivan Reitman and stars Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Sigourney Weaver.
In the introduction, Reitman reflects back on the beginnings of the franchise, a time that he calls “the happiest creative experience of my life.” He writes, “I’m often asked if I had any idea that Ghostbusters would turn into the record-breaking financial success and worldwide cultural phenomenon that it became. I often answer by recalling the moment that I first witnessed Bill, Dan, Harold, and Ernie fully outfitted in ghostbusters gear, walking casually down Madison Avenue just as I was lining up the first shot of the movie. There was something remarkably iconic about the way they looked together on that street. It sent a shiver up my spine, and I instantly felt that something special was about to happen.”
The book also explores the entire Ghostbusters universe, including comics, toys, video games, and the animated shows The Real Ghostbusters and Extreme Ghostbusters. Filled with removable items, as well as never-before-seen photographs and concept art from the Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. archives, Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History mixes an in-depth narrative with stunning visuals to deliver the last word on one of the most popular franchises of all time.
Alchemy is thrilled to announce the home entertainment release of the real life romantic comedy, MEET THE PATELS, directed by Geeta V. Patel and Ravi V. Patel. The charming documentary stars family members, Ravi V. Patel (TV’s “Grandfathered”), Champa V. Patel, Vasant K. Patel and Geeta V. Patel. MEET THE PATELS has a running time of 88 minutes, is rated PG and will be available on DVD and Early EST on January 26, 2016.
MEET THE PATELS is a laugh-out-loud real life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an almost-30-year-old Indian-American who enters a love triangle between the woman of his dreams...and his parents. This hilarious and heartwarming film reveals how love is a family affair.
|Review by Lily Fierro|
Filling in gaps between the wildly popular NBC series Heroes and successful reboot of the franchise, Heroes Reborn, German publisher Bastei Lübbe AG, in a joint multi-platform venture with Imperative Entertainment, released the entire eBook and audiobook series based on Heroes Reborn on November 20, 2015. This series answers many of the burning questions in the Heroes universe and gives fans the unique opportunity to stay connected to Heroes Reborn during the show’s brief hiatus after the November 19 midseason finale.Read more »
|Special Features Include Fifth Harmony Music Video,|
Sing-Along Scary-oke, Deleted Scenes, and more
|Sony / Released 10/27/15|
Jean Reno stars with Gary Oldman and Natalie Portman. When a psychotic Federal Agent wipes out her entire family, twelve-year-old Mathilda is taken in be her neighbor, Léon, a quiet man whose only interests are his houseplants, movie musicals and killing people. Léon's a professional assassin, a gentle soul who happens to be the best hit man in the business. When the revenge-obsessed waif insists on becoming his protege, Léon reluctantly agrees and begins teaching her the tricks of his trade. But when Mathilda's rash attempt to murder the Fed ends in her capture, it's up to Leon to try to rescue the girl before it's too late. Extras include restoration of both theatrical and unrated cuts of the film, featurettes and trailer.
Last Word: Innocence lost might be the inherent theme in Luc Besson's film, The Professional as it captures three very different people moving toward major life choices.
Léon, an emotionally and socially stunted hitman who takes his young neighbor, Mathilda under his wing after her family is brutally murdered. Mathilda trains to be Léon's protégé, "a cleaner", learning the rules and methods to kill. This unique take on Pygmalion, takes a violent turn as Unfortunately, the killer of Mathilda's parents want to make sure that there are no loose ends, putting her in danger. The fact that the killer is a corrupt DEA agent (played with over the top crazy by Oldman), the film once again continues Besson's fascination with good, evil and various shades of grey. The Professional is an electric, over-the-top pulp exercise with amazing performances (especially Portman in her feature film debut). Like the other entries in the Cinema Series, it's never looked or sounded better. Highly recommended.
|Sony / Released 11/3/15|
When Max (Taissa Farmiga) and her friends reluctantly attend an anniversary screening of Camp Bloodbath, the infamous '80s horror film that starred Max's late mother (Malin Akerman), they are mysteriously sucked into the silver screen. They soon realize they are trapped inside the cult classic movie and must team up with the fictional and ill-fated camp counselors, including Max's mom as the scream queen, to battle the film's machete-wielding killer. With the body count rising in scene after iconic scene, who will be the final girls left standing and live to escape this film? The Final Girls is a genre-blending horror comedy also starring Adam DeVine, Thomas Middleditch, Alia Shawkat with Alexander Ludwig and Nina Dobrev. Extras include alternate endings and deleted & extended scenes with director's commentary, cast and crew commentary, writer's commentary, and featurettes.
Last Word: A love letter to the genre, The Final Girls plays like a horror version of The Last Action Hero, as the cast finds themselves trapped within an Eighties slasher film. It's a tremendously entertaining and like Scream, is aware of the genre's tropes and plays with them all the way through the credits. The film is a testament to fandom, acknowledging both the nostalgia and genuine appreciation enthusiasm. The Final Girls is film about the love and appreciation of a cult classic. And as a result will likely become a cult classic in itself.
|Warner Bros. / Released 11/3/15|
The next generation of Griswolds are on the road again for another hilarious, ill-fated family adventure. Following in his father’s footsteps, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Christina Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country road trip back to America’s “favorite family fun park,” Walley World. What could go wrong? Extras include featurettes, gag reel and deleted scenes.
Last Word: Of the original Vacation films, I've never been much of a fan beyond the original film. After seeing this abysmal reboot, I'm soured enough that if I never see Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo on screen together again, that will be too soon. This is an ugly, mean spirited movie. The most charismatic character is Chris Hemsworth's gargantuan artificial penis (it's certainly a better performance than the two younger Griswold boys). Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann and Chris Hemsworth are far too talented for this dreck and some of the supporting roles/cameos reek of favors called in (I'm looking at you Charlie Day, Keegan Michael Key, Regina Hall, Tim Heidecker, Ron Livingston, Nick Kroll, Michael Peña and Colin Hanks). Fortunately, this cash-grab's failure might be the last for this tired franchise. Writer-directors Jonthan Goldstein and John Francis Daley are writing the new Spider-Man film. I truly hope it's better than this.
|Lionsgate/ Released 11/10/15|
See the world's most famous detective as you've never seen him before, portrayed by acting legend Ian McKellen in this ingeniously plotted suspense-thriller. For thirty years, Sherlock Holmes has been haunted by his final case, one that remains unsolved. Now, spurred by a mysterious trip to Japan, Holmes quietly slips out of retirement to confront the ghosts of his past - and a spellbinding mystery that will take all of his deductive powers to solve. Extras include featurettes.
Last Word: An interesting take on the Holmes mythos set in the twilight years of his life is less cerebral and more sluggish. McKellan is excellent as always, but there's little intriguing about the mystery that's afoot. The film's real power is in the performance by child actor Milo Parker, who provides the only genuine spark in the film and his relationship with Holmes provides the only heart in the film. That being said, the third act is the most engaging and makes sitting through the first two worth the viewing.
The struggle between artistic integrity and capitalism is at the core of Swim Little Fish Swim, a quirky drama from French filmmakers Lola Bessis and Ruben Amar.
Between surrealism, unusual characters, art and magic tricks, Swim Little Fish Swim, the first feature from the writing-directing duo, is a dreamlike journey from childhood to adulthood that has received numerous awards and international acclaim at more than 100 film festivals including SXSW, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Gen Art Film Festival (NYC), Jerusalem Film Festival and more.
Folding together quirky musicians, up tight art dealers, couch surfers and other newbie New Yorkers and set against the romantic backdrop of a New York City where hopeful artists cluster, where dreams are stronger than reality [and] where all of life is made up of 'the substance of things hoped for, Swim Little Fish Swim centers around adamantly unemployed musician Leeward (Dustin Guy Defa) and his wife Mary (Brooke Bloom), a beleaguered hospital nurse who's quickly becoming resentful of her irresponsible husband.
While Mary works long draining hours, Leeward, who fancies himself a misunderstood artist and a New Age visionary, composes songs with instruments he makes from his three year old daughter's toys. Enter Lilas (co-director Bessis), a 19-year-old French artist and daughter of a world famous painter, trying to make it in New York's contemporary art scene and escape her overbearing mother. And when the bubbly young woman moves into Leeward and Mary's tiny Chinatown apartment, the couple's already tenuous relationship is upset even further. Will Leeward bear down, get a job composing jingles and meet his responsibilities, or will his chance meeting with Lilas send him down a path that will make his dreams come true?
Books are for the most part the beginning of storytelling, allowing us to record our imaginations in written form and bringing fantastic worlds, characters and creatures to life. While this medium might have evolved over the years into new forms such as films, TV and games, books can still play an integral role within a story.
Well the team at myprint247 took a look through our favourite fictitious books that never existed or in other words the greatest fiction within fiction. From the Handbook for the Recently Deceased in Beetlejuice to Alan Partridges very own autobiography or perhaps a survival guide to the Wasteland in Fallout, some may be there to help or guide the protagonist(’s) while others are purely to make the landscape more immersive.
So take a look at the infographic after the jump and let us know which book you would like to read (although chances are you never can).
|Review by Marla Singer|
|Written by Alex C. Telander|
Sanjay and Craig with Special Guest Dolph Lundgren
Nickelodeon decks its programming this holiday season with a merry lineup of premieres and specials from the network’s hit live-action, animation and preschool series. Beginning Saturday, Nov. 28, the month-long celebration features holiday premieres of Game Shakers, Henry Danger, Make It Pop, Sanjay and Craig, Pig Goat Banana Cricket, Breadwinners, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Mutt & Stuff and Shimmer and Shine on Nickelodeon.Read more »
On Saturday, Dec. 5, Nick stars gather for the biggest holiday party in a brand-new variety show, Nickelodeon Ho-Ho Holiday Special, premiering 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. The hour-long fest features the casts of The Thundermans, Bella and the Bulldogs, Henry Danger, 100 Things to do Before High School and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn along with musical performances and comedy sketches.
Nick Jr. also unwraps a week-long preschool celebration of jolly-themed premieres of Fresh Beat Band of Spies, Little Charmers, Peter Rabbit and Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, starting Thursday, Dec. 10.
After the jump is a rundown of Nickelodeon’s holiday-themed premieres:
|Photo: Pedro Sala|
|AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON DVD MARCH 15, 2016|
Includes all 21 one-hour episodes of Season 4!
Ponch and Jon are back in the fourth installment of the six season series of highway crime fighting, as CHiPs: The Complete Fourth Season is released for fans to enjoy! The star-studded cast includes Golden Globe nominated Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox as California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers Francis “Ponch” Poncherello and Jon Baker. The successful series has inspired the all-new upcoming theatrical release starring Dax Shepard as Jon Baker and Michael Peña as Frank Poncherello. The excitement and action-packed drama continues as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases CHiPs: The Complete Fourth Season on March 15, 2016 for $29.9Read more »
In season four, the highway adventures continue with Ponch and Jon as they continue to keep the busy freeway of California safe from crime. Whether making routine stops for speeding or nabbing criminals on the run, California Highway Patrol is on the case. Nothing can stop these fearless partners, as they hit the streets of Southern California, in the pursuit of justice and highway safety. CHiPs: The Complete Fourth Season provides endless entertainment and action throughout all 21 episodes and will leave you longing for the release of season five!
|By Marshall Julius|
|By Erin Maxwell|