VOD e-newsletter launchesSeptember 14, 2010


VOD e-newsletter launches

Variety: VOD e-newsletter launches

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Take the HIGH LANE On DemandSeptember 23, 2010


Take the HIGH LANE On Demand

IFC Films

On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of hot movies on demand and from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: HIGH LANE, premiering today and simultaneously at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX.
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What begins as a surprisingly intense physiological analysis of translating real fear on screen, divulges into little more than your typical cannibalistic forest dweller attacking innocent young hikers in HIGH LANE. This French thriller directed by Abel Ferry, centers around a group of extreme mountain climbers who find themselves trapped on a forlorn peak- where the only way off appears to be death.

For those readers fearful of heights, stay away from the first 30 minutes of the film as the high octane climbing scenes, filmed with extreme clarity (climaxing as the repel lines break), provoke even the most iron of stomachs into a fit of nausea. Complete with incoherent flashbacks of a deranged hospital stay that is never fully explained, the beginning of the movie succeeds by instilling real fear in viewers.

 

HIGH LANE

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PRIMAL On DemandSeptember 23, 2010


PRIMAL On Demand

On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of hot movies on demand and from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: PRIMAL, one of four films premiering today and simultaneously at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX.
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The Australian wilderness provides an expansive backdrop for this gory but simplistic horror film. In PRIMAL, a group of young men and women embark on a camping expedition in search of ancient Aborginal paintings. Although these cave etchings are rumored to possess supernatural powers, the group fearlessly approaches the site to take pictures.

When one of their crew suddenly falls ill, it is quickly apparent that she is not just suffering from any ordinary virus. As the attractive blonde morphs into a pointy-toothed cannibal with no cognizance of her formal self, she begins savagely attacking her friends. While the campers debate whether or not to kill their possessed friend, she goes on a tyrannical rampage, mauling every creature of the Outback in sight.

 

PRIMAL

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I’M STILL HERE - On Demand TodaySeptember 24, 2010


I’M STILL HERE - On Demand Today

Magnolia Pictures

On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of hot movies on demand from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: I'M STILL HERE.
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Reality TV has been with us for a long time, and will likely be around for the duration. Audiences like it and it’s relatively cheap to make. So why not make a reality movie?

Apparently, Casey Affleck and Joaquin Phoenix are so impressed by the Kim Kardashians and Snookis of the world that they decided to squander their talent and make I’M STILL HERE. The film, we are supposed to believe, documents Mr. Phoenix’s retirement from acting and failed attempt at a hip hop career.

Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck (Magnolia)

When I invited my friend Dan to join me for the I’M STILL HERE screening he begged off by asking, “Why would I go see a movie about a movie actor who’s acting like he doesn’t want to act any more?” (This from a man who thinks JACKASS 2 is great classic cinema.) Well Dan, I can’t answer that question, even after seeing the movie and even after seeing Joaquin Phoenix on “Late Show with David Letterman” Wednesday  night.

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VOD Spotlight on Manish Dayal of Rubicon (AMC)September 28, 2010


VOD Spotlight on Manish Dayal of Rubicon (AMC)

Manish Dayal

On Demand Weekly's VOD Spotlight highlights stories in the On Demand industry. Adam Schartoff interviews actor Manish Dayal from the exciting new series"Rubicon" on AMC. Adam spoke to Manish about getting started, the impact of Video On Demand (VOD) on TV and "Rubicon." 
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On Demand Weekly: Is “Rubicon” your first series?
Manish Dayal: In a recurring role, yes.

ODW: How many episodes have you appeared in?
MD: I have been in 3.

ODW: Will you be in further episodes?
MD: Yes. I’m in Season 2. PI hope that we get picked up. I think we will. I think we have a good shot. The show’s been doing really well. I haven’t seen anything recently but the last few episodes have been real exciting. It’s the first time I’ve been in a tv show where I can’t wait until the next week.

ODW: It’s a fun show. The writing is really good. It’s taught. Does it follow or preceded "Mad Men"?

MD: It precedes "Mad Men."

ODW: So, they’re riding your coat tails, I guess you could say.
MD: That’s right. We’re their lead in.

Manish Dayal
Manish Dayal / Rubicon (AMC)

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Direct from the Sundance Film Festival - UNCLE KENT Now On DemandJanuary 22, 2011


Direct from the Sundance Film Festival - UNCLE KENT Now On Demand

Sundance Selects

On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of hot movies on demand from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: Direct from the Sundance Film Festival - UNCLE KENT On Demand (Sundance Selects).

Learn about all five films available simultaneously from the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and On Demand here.

UNCLE KENT

Mumblecore’s Mid-Life Crisis
By Adam Schartoff

Kent (Kent Osborne), a solitary 40-year old animation artist, mostly sits around his Los Angeles apartment drinking beer, hitting the bong and working at his computer. Clearly Kent’s a smart and talented man whose earnestness draws people to him, but lately Kent seems to be shrinking from life.
 
He prefers spending time online or hanging out with his cat to actually going out and meeting someone. Joe Swanberg’s new movie UNCLE KENT, one of the Sundance Selects choices that will air on VOD during the course of the festival this month, finally drags the mumblecore generation into full adulthood, kicking and screaming.
 
UNCLE KENT (Sundance Selects)
UNCLE KENT (Sundance Selects)

Kent has become skeptical about getting married; he’s reconciled being single. Sex, for instance, is generally handled autonomously. As he says to his pal Kev (Kevin Bewersdorf), “I can sit on the couch until I’m hungry and then eat whatever I want.”  Despite his protests, its clear that he still yearns for emotional connection. Hence, inviting Kate for a weekend visit.  Kate, as played by newcomer Jennifer Prediger, is a woman Kent recently met on Chatroulette, an online video chat service. She flies in from New York City on the premise of business –she’s an environmental journalist -  but also ostensibly to figure out how she feels about Kent, not to mention the boyfriend she left at home.  

In order to keep himself emotionally in check, Kent hides behind his video camera through much of their weekend. Otherwise they tiptoe around each other barely recognizing the obvious attraction they share for each other. Instead they behave almost adolescently sharing explicit and intimate details of each other’s past and current sex lives. This titillating process eventually leads them to meeting up with a young woman named ---- whom they meet on Craiglist and whom they end up taking home for a threesome. 
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Direct from the Sundance Film Festival - UNCLE KENT TrailerJanuary 23, 2011


Direct from the Sundance Film Festival - UNCLE KENT Trailer

Sundance Selects

There are five films premiering Direct from the Sundance Film Festival and On Demand simultaneously. Learn about all five Movies On Demand from the 2011 Sundance Film Festival here.

Joe Swanberg's UNCLE KENT is available now. Check out our review HERE and the trailer below.

 

 

UNCLE KENT is Available under Sundance Film Festival via Sundance Selects On Demand Until 2/28/11
Running Time 72 Minutes / TV MA

Direct from the Sundance Film Festival
Learn about all five films available simultaneously from the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and On Demand here.

 

Other Reviews of Direct from the Sundance Film Festival films...

SEPTIEN

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Direct from the Sundance Film Festival - SEPTIEN TrailerJanuary 23, 2011


Direct from the Sundance Film Festival - SEPTIEN Trailer

Sundance Selects

There are five films premiering Direct from the Sundance Film Festival and On Demand simultaneously. Learn about all five Movies On Demand from the 2011 Sundance Film Festival here.

Michael Tully's SEPTIEN premieres Monday (1/24). Look for our review tomorrow. Check out the trailer in the meantime below.

 

 

SEPTIEN is Available under Sundance Film Festival via Sundance Selects On Demand Until 2/28/11
Running Time 79 Minutes / TV MA

Direct from the Sundance Film Festival
Learn about all five films available simultaneously from the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and On Demand here.

 

Other Reviews of Direct from the Sundance Film Festival films...

UNCLE KENT

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Direct from the Sundance Film Festival - THESE AMAZING SHADOWS TrailerJanuary 24, 2011


Direct from the Sundance Film Festival - THESE AMAZING SHADOWS Trailer

Sundance Selects

There are five films premiering Direct from the Sundance Film Festival and On Demand simultaneously. Learn about all five Movies On Demand from the 2011 Sundance Film Festival here.

Paul Mariano and Kurt Norton’s THESE AMAZING SHADOWS is available now. Check out the trailer below.

 

 

Reviews and Interviews of Direct from the Sundance Film Festival films...

SEPTIEN

UNCLE KENT

VOD SPOTLIGHT On Independent Filmmaker Joe Swanberg Of UNCLE KENT

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Who Isn’t Tempted To Check Out This Cast Of PEEP WORLD?February 09, 2011


Who Isn’t Tempted To Check Out This Cast Of PEEP WORLD?

IFC Films

Who Isn't Tempted To Check Out This Cast Of PEEP WORLD: Michael C. Hall, Sarah Silverman, Rainn Wilson, Ben Schwartz, Judy Greer, Kate Mara, Taraji Henson, Lesley Ann Warren and Ron Rifkin?

See the IFC Films trailer below...

 

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Poster Revealed for Rainn Wilson’s SUPER - Shut Up CrimeFebruary 25, 2011


Poster Revealed for Rainn Wilson’s SUPER - Shut Up Crime

IFC Films

IFC Films released the official poster to Rainn Wilson's upcoming film SUPER. Wilson is a a DIY superhero called Crimson Bolt, along with his sidekick Boltie (Ellen Page).  Also starring Liv Tyler and Kevin Bacon.

 

SUPER Poster

 

Look for the film on April 1, 2011. We're not kidding. Check out a clip...

 

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THE MAN FROM NOWHERE - Now Here On DemandMarch 09, 2011


THE MAN FROM NOWHERE - Now Here On Demand

Gravitas Ventures

On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of hot movies on demand and from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: THE MAN FROM NOWHERE (Gravitas On Demand).

 

THE MAN FROM NOWHERE - Now Here On Demand
By Chris Claro

 

Sure, it’ s a little derivative and unsurprising, but THE MAN FROM NOWHERE is also a stylish action thriller that makes up for its lack of originality with a overload of adrenaline and action. Writer/director Jeong-beom Lee’s story of an inscrutable ex-special agent up against drug dealers and organ traffickers thrums along with an insistent rhythm, rocketing from one set piece to the next.  
 
THE MAN FROM NOWHERE is one of those films that, by virtue of its exotic South Korean location, earns a pass on having a shopworn plot: Tae-Sik, former special agent and, naturally, a lone wolf haunted by some long ago incident, finds himself fighting for right as he pursues the bad guys and tracks down his adorable nine-year-old neighbor.
 
It’s a little bit TAKEN, a dash of THE PROFESSIONAL, and even a soupcon of TAXI DRIVER thrown into a broth and stirred up with ladles full of Hong Kong-style fisticuffs.. But despite the prominence of the tropes of western cinema, director Lee makes THE MAN FROM NOWHERE a refreshingly singular experience.
 
THE MAN FROM NOWHERE
THE MAN FROM NOWHERE (Gravitas)
 
Set in a part of the world where it is seemingly always either overcast or nighttime, THE MAN FROM NOWHERE is a feast for fans of tightly choreographed, crisply edited action. Lee’s camera roams go-go clubs, meth labs, and noodle shops, in a graphic and literally visceral journey through the darkness. And the action that punctuates that journey is teeth rattlingly bloody.
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Look No Further For A Hero - Rainn Wilson Is SUPER. See The TrailerMarch 11, 2011


Look No Further For A Hero - Rainn Wilson Is SUPER. See The Trailer

IFC Films

When Hollywood is looking for its next beefcake to fill a super-hero role, Rainn Wilson ("The Office's" Dwight) probably doesn't come to mind. Until now!


Check out the Crimson Bolt, along with his sidekick Boltie (Ellen Page), in the new trailer for SUPER. Shut up crime!

 

Dwight would be so proud! 

 

 

Available On Demand April 13 (and in theaters April 1). Also starring Liv Tyler and Kevin Bacon.

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Adrian Brody Gets WRECKED On DemandMarch 16, 2011


Adrian Brody Gets WRECKED On Demand

IFC Films

On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of hot movies on demand from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: WRECKED (Phase 4 Films).

 

Adrian Brody Gets WRECKED On Demand
By Adam Schartoff
 
 
What is it about WRECKED that pulls you in? It doesn’t necessarily distinguish itself in any particular way. In fact, it might remind of you of several other films, two that are currently in theaters.
 
One is UNKNOWN. That movie, starring Liam Neeson, also includes a leading character in a car crash and who loses his memory. The second is Danny Boyle’s 127 HOURS starring the Academy Award announcer James Franco. In that latter film, the hero Aron Ralston, spends the majority of the film pinned between a rock and a hard place. 
 
In WRECKED, Adrian Brody portrays a character credited as “The Man” who suffers a similar fate to Ralston for a good portion of time. In the case of WRECKED, our hero has the additional burden of amnesia. Once dislodged from the auto wreck in which he has been trapped for the first 20 minutes or so of the film, he spends the balance trying to figure out how he got to the bottom of the ravine and how the heck to crawl out.
 
Adrian Brody / WRECKED (IFC Films)
Adrian Brody / WRECKED (IFC Films)
 
It’s a fun predicament to watch, much like those scenes in CAST AWAY just after Tom Hanks has become shipwrecked.
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It’s Time To CHOOSE (Review & Interview)March 17, 2011


It’s Time To CHOOSE (Review & Interview)

IFC Films

On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of hot movies on demand and from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: CHOOSE (IFC Midnight), below the interview.

 

Editor's Note: On Demand Weekly interviewed CHOOSE producer Allen Bain about the film and distriubting it on VOD.

 

ON DEMAND WEEKLY: You’ve been a part of many films [including MANITO, XX/XY, CAMP]. What prompted you to produce a horror film?
ALLEN BAIN: I've been a  horror fan since I first saw HALLOWEEN as a pre-teen. I believe that horror is a great medium to explore serious social issues while keeping the audience entertained (and scared). CHOOSE is really a movie that poses the question of  nature vs nurture if you think about it. 
 
CHOOSE (IFC Midnight)
CHOOSE (IFC Midnight)
 
ODW: How are you promoting CHOOSE to the at home, Video On Demand [VOD] audience?
AB: The fun thing about CHOOSE is that it's not over when the end credits roll.  The movie will keep you asking yourself what choice would I make when presented the impossible choice. It's a game we all play in our daily routine.  We are promoting the film and the concept together.
 
ODW: What is the advantage of watching films at home on VOD?
AB: I've been producing films for over a decade and when I started people had these giant, heavy TV's with small screens. Now most people have big, sleek, HD flat screens, and home stereo systems.
 
Hollywood is constantly trying to one-up itself in regards to spectacle so that it can get seats filled in the local theaters. Everyone seems upset that the DVD market is dying, let it die and let's move on. VOD is the ultimate form of instant gratification. The quality is close to what you get in a theater, the price is reasonable and the convenience is unbeatable.

 

It's Time To CHOOSE
By Lorisa Bates

 
With a dark and gloomy ecstatic, CHOOSE immediately reminded me of SAW. Director Marcus Graves quickly pulls the audience into an opening scene which explores the whole notion of choice and consequence. 
 
The film opens with a loving suburban family whose life is turned upside down when a masked psychopath forces the teenage daughter to decide which of her parents will live and which one will die.  When she refuses to choose, a gun is place to her younger brother’s head, and she reluctantly blurts out her choice. The deranged killer takes his sick game even further when he makes her stab the parent of choice to death.  
 
Flash forward. We meet journalist student Fiona Wagner (Katheryn Winnick) and her father Tom (Kevin Pollack) the local Sheriff investigating random crimes throughout his suburban town. He and his young detective piece together evidence that link these heinous scenes to the same unknown psychopath.
 
CHOOSE (IFC Midnight)
CHOOSE (IFC Midnight)
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Nicki Minaj & Drake Repeat As #1 On Music Choice On Demand’s Top 10March 21, 2011


Nicki Minaj & Drake Repeat As #1 On Music Choice On Demand’s Top 10

Nicki Minaj / Music Choice

On Demand Weekly presents SoundWatch, a new weekly column on the latest in music entertainment available on demand, one of the most popular VOD categories.

 

What's Hot Now On Music Choice On Demand - Top 10 Music Videos (week ending 3/6/11)

 

 
Last Week
This week
Artists
Song
Label
1
1
Nicki Minaj feat Drake
Moment 4 Life
Young Money/Cash Money
2
2
Keri Hilson
Pretty Girl Rock
Mosley /Interscope
5
3
Jeremih            
Down On Me    
Island Def Jam
4
4
Bruno Mars
Grenade
Elektra
6
5
Willow Smith
Whip My Hair
Roc Nation
-
6
DJ Khaled feat. Lil Wayne
Welcome TO My Hood
Cash Money/Universal Motown
9
7
Rihanna
S&M
Def Jam
8
8
Jamie Foxx feat Drake
Fall For Your Type
J Record
7
9
Rihanna
What’s My Name?
Def Jam
15
10
Avril Lavigne
What The Hell
RCA
           

Source: Music Choice*

 

NEW MUSIC VIDEOS PREMIERING THIS WEEK...

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THIS MOVIE IS BROKEN Is A Great Fix On DemandMarch 28, 2011


THIS MOVIE IS BROKEN Is A Great Fix On Demand

On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of hot movies on demand from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: THIS MOVIE IS BROKEN (FilmBuff).


THIS MOVIE IS BROKEN Is A Great Fix On Demand
By Adam Schartoff
 
 
A hybrid of concert film and narrative film, Bruce McDonald’s THIS MOVIE IS BROKEN does suffer a bit from that bifurcation but ultimately succeeds through sheer youthful enthusiasm.
 
The band Broken Social Scene (aka BSS), a Toronto-native musician collective, is the perfect choice for a concert film. Like their Montreal neighbors, Arcade Fire, BSS’s music is big and lush with somewhere between 15 and 20 band members. 
 
 
That there are so many instruments being played at once can obscure the underlying simple melodies, something that makes the music ultimately accessible. While you may not necessarily remember all of the hooks, you’ll leave wanting to see them in a setting as inviting as Toronto’s Harbourfront Amphitheater.
 
The film’s narrative strain involves a handsome young man named Bruno (Greg Calderone) who, when the film begins, has finally consummated his long lasting crush on Caroline (Georgina Reilly). After a night of lovemaking on his rooftop, Bruno realizes that he is in love with Caroline. Caroline is steely determined to see through her plans to leave for Paris the following day despite Bruno’s earnest appeal for her heart. 
 
 
That leaves them roughly 24 hours of time together. When the two venture out for breakfast, they run into Bruno’s pal Blake who mentions that BSS has a concert that very evening. After some bragging goes wrong, Bruno and Blake must now come up with back stage passes. A plan is set in motion to go the concert that night after the guys get off from work.
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THEY’RE OUT OF THE BUSINESS Looks For Biz On DemandApril 11, 2011


THEY’RE OUT OF THE BUSINESS Looks For Biz On Demand

IFC Films

On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of hot movies on demand and from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: THEY’RE OUT OF THE BUSINESS (IFC Films).


THEY’RE OUT OF THE BUSINESS Looks For Biz On Demand
By Chris Claro

 

Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, the early 90s, when the indie film sandbox was filled with boys named Quentin, Kevin, Spike, and of course, Eric. “Eric who?” you ask. Why, Eric Schaeffer, of course. The heir apparent to Woody Allen – in his own fevered imagination, anyway – Schaeffer’s niche was the New York-based comedy, in which the lovably neurotic, Upper West Side Jew, almost always portrayed by Schaeffer, contemplated life, love, and his own supposedly rakish charm.

 
In his maiden directorial effort, MY LIFE’S IN TURNAROUND, Schaeffer co-starred with Donal Lardner Ward as two Manhattan slackers who attempt to make a movie. In their early thirties when they made the film, Schaeffer and Ward tapped into the pre-millennial zeitgeist trying to bring their vision to the screen on a wing and an Amex card.
 
 
Flash forward to 2011; Schaeffer has made a career out of oh-so-talky films in which he plays a thinly-veiled version of himself – and he seems to keep writing, directing and starring so that he can make out with the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker and Amanda de Cadenet. Ward has had a patchwork career of writing and directing with and without Schaeffer.
 
Each seems to have found a hole in his schedule big enough to revisit their TURNAROUND characters of Splick and Jason in THEY’RE OUT OF THE BUSINESS. Nearly twenty years later, the two former wunderkinds have hit hard times, but Splick, at least, feels they have one more movie in them and sets out to convince his buddy help realize the dream.
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Coming of Age Teen Sex Comedy or Sci-Fi Horror Film?  It’s Your Guess…April 18, 2011


Coming of Age Teen Sex Comedy or Sci-Fi Horror Film?  It’s Your Guess…

Sundance Selects

On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of hot movies on demand from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: KABOOM (Sundance Selects).

 

A Tuscan backdrop to a puzzle, a mystery, a moment in time…
By Cynthia Kane
 
KABOOM is a film that’s so absurd, so over the top; the storyline defies all imagination, plus Director Gregg Araki has cast nothing but gorgeous youngsters and a couple gorgeous not-so-young folk, too. KABOOM exists entirely for the moment, in the moment.
 

Greg Araki
 
It’s the Kuchar Brothers mixed with John Waters mixed with early Gregg Araki…which means, it’s not for everyone, but it’s thoroughly entertaining. Just don’t think or look too hard for meaning. In the end, you’ll get it if you let yourself go for the ride.
 
The story: a college freshman, Smith (Thomas Dekker), who is sexually “undecided” arrives at a UCLA–like university with his best high school buddy, Stella (Haley Bennett) who just happens to be a lesbian. His roommate, Thor (Chris Zylka) is a hunky surfer-dude, dumb as a doorpost, who lusts for waves and girls. Their resident advisor is a druggy, older student called The Messiah (James Duvall). Or so it all seems…
 
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TRIBECA FILM TO BOW 6 FILMS FROM 2011 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL ON DEMANDApril 19, 2011


TRIBECA FILM TO BOW 6 FILMS FROM 2011 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL ON DEMAND

Tribeca Film Enterprises

Non New York indie film fans, Tribeca Film is back with another slate of films available on demand. Beginning tomorrow (April 20), 6 Tribeca Films will bow on Movies On Demand. If you're in New York and can't make it to the film festival, you can watch a film for less than a cab ride.

Look for our reviews on Wednesday. More on the films in the Press Release below.

 

PRESS RELEASE

Tribeca Film, the comprehensive distribution label from Tribeca Enterprises supported by founding partner American Express, today announced that four of its films, 2011 Tribeca Film Festival official selections THE BANG BANG CLUB, THE BLEEDING HOUSE, LAST NIGHT and NEDS, will be released nationwide via video-on-demand under the “Tribeca Film” banner simultaneously with the start of the Festival on April 20. The “Tribeca Film” VOD category will also offer other festival circuit titles, including Dax Shepard’s BROTHER’S JUSTICE and THE HIGH COST OF LIVING, starring Zach Braff.
 
From April 20 through June 23, these Tribeca Film titles will be available in more than 40 million homes via cable, telco and satellite systems.  Additionally, the Tribeca Film platform will be available on the web via digital VOD services. Viewers will be able to access Tribeca Film titles via the “Tribeca Film” category of video-on-demand menus, via pay-per-view offerings and via other branded destinations online.  Tribeca Film will also begin to roll out these films’ theatrical releases, starting with THE BANG BANG CLUB in select markets as of April 22 and LAST NIGHT as of May 6.  
 
Tribeca Film’s initial VOD offerings feature notable stars such as Ryan Phillippe, Zach Braff, Keira Knightley, Taylor Kitsch, Sam Worthington and Eva Mendes. Film and television star Dax Shepard gets behind the camera for his directorial debut as he takes viewers on his journey to become an internationally-renowned martial arts star. These films will introduce audiences to the world of conflict photography, the violent side of 1970s Glasgow through the eyes of a bright young boy on the brink of adolescence and the life-changing consequences and relationships that can result in the course of one night.
 
“We are excited to be able to present a spectrum of specialty films that will simultaneously premiere at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and on demand in over 40 million homes, giving those not at the Festival in NY a chance to enjoy these quality films,” said Geoff Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer for Tribeca Enterprises.
 
Films premiering at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, on VOD and in theaters:
 
·         THE BANG BANG CLUB, written and directed by Steven Silver. (Canada, South Africa) – US Premiere. THE BANG BANG CLUB is the true story of four young combat photographers bonded by friendship and their sense of purpose to tell the truth. They risk their lives and use their cameras to tell the world of the violence associated with the first free elections in post-Apartheid South Africa. Ryan Phillippe, Malin Akerman and Taylor Kitsch star in a film that explores the thrills, danger, and moral questions associated with exposing the truth. 
 
THE BANG BANG CLUB will have a platform national theatrical release beginning April 22 in NewYork (Village East Cinema), Los Angeles (Laemmle Sunset 5), Santa Ana/Costa Mesa, CA (South Coast Village) and Chicago (Music Box Theater), and April 29 in Washington DC (West End Cinemas) and Seattle (North West Film Forum), with additional markets and theaters to follow.
 
·         THE BLEEDING HOUSE, written and directed by Philip Gelatt. (USA) – World Premiere in Cinemania. Meet the Smiths—a family full of secrets who keep to themselves on a back road outside a small Midwestern town. In this visceral, tightly wound horror/thriller, their lives are shaken when a sweet-talking Texan arrives on their doorstep on a mission for retribution. Will he succeed in his goal to bleed them of their sins, or will the family’s haunted past prove to be even more deadly than he bargained for? THE BLEEDING HOUSE will have a limited theatrical release in 2011, beginning May 13.
 
·         LAST NIGHT, written and directed by Massy Tadjedin. (USA) – US Premiere, Narrative. Apart for one night, a happily married couple (Keira Knightley and Sam Worthington) is confronted by temptation that may decide the fate of their marriage. LAST NIGHT is ultimately about choices—to be in a relationship with someone, to give yourself to someone physically, to open yourself emotionally, and how to survive all three. Eva Mendes, Guillaume Canet, and Griffin Dunne also star in this sexy, provocative romantic drama.
 
LAST NIGHT will have a platform national theatrical release beginning May 6 in New York (Angelika and Chelsea Clearview), Los Angeles (Laemmle Sunset 5), Dallas (Angelika), Santa Ana/Costa Mesa, CA (South Coast Village), and San Francisco (Kabuki), and May 13 in Washington DC (West End Cinemas) and Boston (Coolidge), and on May 27 in San Diego (Gaslamp 15), with additional markets and theaters to follow.
 
·         NEDS “Non-Educated Delinquents,” written and directed by Peter Mullan. (UK) – US Premiere, Narrative. Directed by award winning actor/director Peter Mullan (MY NAME IS JOE, THE MAGDALENE SISTERS), NEDS takes place in the gritty and savage world of 1970s Glasgow. On the brink of adolescence, John McGill is a bright and sensitive boy. He’s eager to learn and full of promise, but with no one willing to give him a chance, young John descends into a violent life of crime. NEDS is an intense and tragic portrayal of the loss of hope. NEDS will have a limited theatrical release in 2011, beginning May 13.
 
Also available on Tribeca Film on VOD and in theaters:
 
·         BROTHER’S JUSTICE, co-directed by Dax Shepard and David Palmer – This Hollywood satire follows Dax Shepard as he makes the rash decision to abandon comedy in pursuit of his true dream: to become an internationally-renowned martial arts star. Winner of the audience award at the Austin Film Festival and an official selection of the Hollywood Film Festival, it marks the directorial debut of Shepard and features performances by Tom Arnold, Bradley Cooper, David Koechner, Michael Rosenbaum and Nate Tuck. BROTHER’S JUSTICE will have a limited theatrical release in 2011.
 
·         THE HIGH COST OF LIVING, written and directed by Deborah Chow – This dark romantic drama about intertwined fates centers on the burgeoning relationship between an unlikely pair. Nathalie (Isabelle Blais) is expecting her first child, and Henry (Zach Braff) is on his way to his next drug deal. Their paths fatefully collide one night in an event that will irrevocably change their lives. The film was an official selection of the Toronto Film Festival. THE HIGH COST OF LIVING will have a limited theatrical release in 2011.
 
The Tribeca Film website www.tribecafilm.com has an easy-to-use guide on where to find all films.
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