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Tara Miele’s “Wander Darkly” haunts the souls of the cast…and the film’s viewers

Any movie with Beth Grant in its cast demands to be watched. Savored.  And watched again.

I have known this treasure since the ’80s. personally and professionally. she never disappointed me. Never.

And so Lionsgate will be releasing her latest film, Wander Darkly, on DVD and Blu-ray February.

There is so much we can praise about the film (writer/director Tara Miele’s swift direction), flawless performances by Sienna Miller, Diego Luna, Aimee Carrero, Tory Kittles, Vanessa Bayer and, of course, Grant.

Yet there is too much we cannot share [read: reveal] and spoil the film’s taut core. What we will share is that the tragic auto accident experienced by Adrienne (portrayed by Miller) and Matteo (Luna) send their loves into a surrealistic downward spiral . . .  forcing them to relive loving memories while confronting overwhelming truths. The final discovery? We clam up here.

Some say the film reminds them of Ghost. We see that. sort of.

But Wander Darkly is Miele’s champion . She offers a profound new perspective on the delicate nature of relationships with this emotionally moving story.

Trust us.

 

A most puzzling nail-biting film: The cyber-thriller “Dark Web: Cicada 3301”

The thin line between the digital and real world blurs with heart-stopping results in the cyber-thriller Dark Web: Cicada 3301, uploading onto Digital and On Demand March 12, and available on Blu-ray and DVD March 16 from Lionsgate. Inspired by Cicada 3301, one of the most famous on-line puzzles in internet history, this high-speed, action-packed thrill ride stars Jack Kesy, Conor Leslie and Alan Ritchson, along with Ron Funches and Andreas Apergis.

When disenfranchised hacker Connor (Kesy), his affable best friend Avi (Funches), and the cunning librarian Gwen (Leslie) discover a mysterious online treasure hunt, they must elude aggressive NSA agents, led by Agent Carver (Ritchson), as the trio race to find the clues and claim their prize.

Dark Web: Cicada 3301 marks the high-energy directorial debut of co-star Alan Ritchson, who co-wrote the screenplay with Joshua Montcalm Discover more about the making of this nail-biting thriller, and the elaborate on-line puzzle that inspired it, when Dark Web: Cicada 3301 arrives on Blu-ray and DVD with bonus features including a commentary and deleted scenes.

Great flick: Natasha Henstridge + Steve Byers + Chinook + a brave malamute = “Hero Dog: The Journey Home”

Doggone it! Leave it to Lionsgate to have such a fun flick coming out:  The thrilling family-friendly adventure where man’s best friend comes to the rescue, Hero Dog: The Journey Home, debuts on Digital, On Demand and DVD March 23. This inspiring story of a blind man finding the hope and strength to survive, the film was awarded the Dove Seal of Approval for All Ages.

Starring Natasha Henstridge, this breathtaking family adventure shows how one animal’s courage can inspire us all. Crossing a lake by boat to return to his family, Royce (played by Steve Byers), who is blind, is stranded when the boat’s captain suddenly falls ill. To find help, Royce enlists Chinook, a brave malamute, to serve as his seeing-eye dog as they navigate the wilderness. Chinook must protect Royce from treacherous rapids, jagged rocks, and savage mountain lions on their long, heroic journey of survival.

What a cast! What a comedy! “The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee” hits stores for Valentine’s Day 

Golden Globe winner Paul Hogan plays himself in the boisterous comedy The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee, available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on February 16 from Lionsgate. (This film is currently available On Demand.)

Retired in Los Angeles and overshadowed by his Crocodile Dundee character, Hogan is offered a knighthood by the Queen of England. But before he can accept it, Hogan gets caught up in a series of comical scandals that dominate gossip shows and social media feeds. Can he keep his reputation clean long enough to hang onto his prize—and his dignity?

The film asks us not to tell a soul. How can we brag about “Don’t tell a Soul”?

The film asks us not to tell a soul, but how can we not brag about the nifty thriller Don’t Tell a Soul? While stealing money to help their sick mother (played by Mena Suvari), teen brothers Matt and Joey (Fionn Whitehead and Jack Dylan Grazer) are surprised by Hamby (Rainn Wilson), a security officer who gives chase and is then trapped in a well.

Over the next few days, Joey and Hamby forge an uneasy relationship. Hamby tells Joey he’ll keep quiet if Joey sets him free. But Hamby holds another secret, one that will threaten Joey and his family, in this twist-filled, cat-and-mouse thriller.
The film, from Lionsgate, is ready on January 15.

For the first time, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan face off against each other in “Iron Mask”

For the first time,  Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan face off against each other in the epic fantasy-adventure Iron Mask, premiering everywhere on Digital and On Demand November 20 and on Blu-ray and DVD November 24 from Lionsgate.

In order to save his homeland from certain doom, a kung fu master (Chan) must escape from the maniacal James Hook (Schwarzenegger) in order to send his daughter a secret talisman that will allow her to control a massive and mythical dragon.  This larger-than-life, globe-trotting tale–ranging from the impenetrable Tower of London to the fabled Silk Road and China’s Great Wall–also stars Rutger Hauer in one of the screen icon’s final performances.

And thought this was a holly jolly Christmas. On the naughty list: “Dragon Soldiers”.

And thought this was a holly jolly Christmas. A lethal creature hides in the woods that surround a suburban neighborhood and kills anyone who comes near it in Dragon Soldiers, arriving on DVD, Digital and On Demand December 15 from Lionsgate.

When locals start vanishing from a small Colorado town, the mayor hires a squad of elite mercenaries to fight off the menace—whoever or whatever it may be. Leader Cameron (played by Ruben Pla) and his team suspect a ruthless gang of mercenary survivalists . . . until they come face to face with a massive, airborne, fire-breathing reptile. Now, stopping the creature and surviving the attacks will take weapons, explosives, and gunfire, along with every ounce of courage they have left.
Happy Holidaze!

Want raunch and outrageous laughs? Pauly Shore and Steve-O run amok in “Guest House”

There’s nothing quite like an outrageous, raunchy comedy.  Hard-partying and out-of-control situations run amok in Guest House, a star-studded, who’s who of comedic actors and social-media influencers.  Pauly Shore and Steve-O  kick this flick, moving in on Blu-ray (plus Digital) and DVD on November 10 from Lionsgate.

When engaged couple Sarah (Aimee Teegarden) and Blake (Mike Castle) buy their dream home, there’s a catch: A party animal named Randy (Shore) in the guest house who refuses to leave. When Randy throws a wild, sexy pool party, the cops show up, and Blake gets arrested. Can he and Sarah get through their backyard wedding without a certain loser crashing the party—and ruining their marriage?

Is it an “American Dream” or a nightmare? The answer arrives January 15

Is it an American Dream or a nightmare?
Michiel Huisman, Luke Bracey and Nick Stahl star in the flick, arriving on DVD, Digital and On Demand January 12 from Lionsgate. Steven Spielberg’s longtime cinematographer, Academy Award-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski, directs the intense crime-thriller about the brutal struggle for success.

Desperate for cash, entrepreneurs Scott (Bracey) and Nicky (Huisman) turn to Russian mobster Yuri (Stahl). After they refuse the funding he offers, Yuri gets revenge by trying to take over their construction project. The partners are terrified, until Nicky’s tough Russian girlfriend, Ana, decides to take action herself.
No, we’re not dreaming.

“Smiley Face Killer” will scare the shit out of you!

Remember Bret Easton Ellis’s scary novel American Psycho?

Get ready for more thrills and chills.

From director Tim Hunter comes the terrifying thriller Smiley Face Killers, slashing its way onto Digital and On Demand, and Blu-ray and DVD December 8 from Lionsgate. Inspired by true events and the twisted “smiley face killers” conspiracy theory that has gripped the American imagination for decades, this pulse-pounding serial killer tale reunites Hunter with his River’s Edge star Crispin Glover, and also stars Ronen Rubinstein and Mia Serafino.

We refuse to give away any more details. Why ruin the shocking surprises?