Mark your calendar now. It’s important to save the date of September 18, not because it’s a day after my birthday (cards and gifts still accepted), but that’s the day the inspirational and heartwarming gospel drama, Saving Faith, arrives on DVD, Digital, and On Demand.
When the historic Ritz Theater is on the brink of foreclosure, the theater’s owner Faith Scott (played by Jenn Gotzon) and her Uncle Donny (Donny Richmond) decide to host a Christmas themed show, in June, to help save the building. Even against all odds, Faith and Donny turn to their faith and friends to help pull off the impossible.
And when a local developer decides to sabotage the concert, it’ll take a miracle to make the show go on. Approved by the Dove Foundation for all ages, Saving Faith is a, “film that is balanced for family filmgoers” (The Dove Foundation).
Let us not forget the great music by Donny Richmond and Sunday Drive and appearances by Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Phil Vassar and members of the
Jackie Chan is back. Big time. The Honorary 2016 Oscar recipient plays Hong Kong police inspector Lin Dong who, while tracking down a deranged, mech-enhanced villain, discovers that a geneticist’s lost biochemical invention has been surgically implanted into his missing daughter.
With help from a hacker, Lin tries to connect the dots between the device, a sinister army, and a strange phenomenon called “Bleeding Steel” . . . which also is the name of the non-stop thriller arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD and on Digital August 21 from Lionsgate. The action-packed drama reminiscent of ’80s techno-sci-fi thrillers, is currently available On Demand.
And we thought our dog Oona was not your normal dog. Then we/she met Archie. He has unimaginable talents that include talking and flying planes! Archie tags along as his owner Sydney runs away to join a struggling family circus.
But clumsy Sydney’s only hope of stardom is a fake ventriloquist act featuring his wisecracking, woofing pal. Together they’re a hit and the circus is saved—until a villain plots to steal the priceless dog and trade him for big bucks.
Step right up for thrills, chills and laughs, Archie-style, with Archie 2 (Lionsgate).
Featuring Michael J. Fox as the voice of Archie, along with Sara Canning and Robin Dunne, this animal adventure won the Dove Seal of approval for all ages.
You’re invited to an insane wedding, a decadent frat party and a filthy, funny, 700-mile road trip. Since we love road trips, truly, we tagged along. That’s why we love Frat Pack, the wildly hilarious and raunchy flick, arriving on DVD, Digital, and On Demand June 19 from Lionsgate.
When Moira (portrayed by Beverly D’Angelo) decides to marry into a larger-than-life American family, her son, Elliot (Richard Alan Reid), is dragged on a road trip across the country with his soon-to-be stepbrothers for an epic alumni-weekend fraternity rager. The out-of-control comedy also stars Danny Trejo, Lochlyn Munro and Hana Mae Lee. On the road, the gang meets drug dealers, tattoo artists, snooty clerks, and party gals who don’t act like ladies. All the while, Elliot’s dying to make a pass at sweet, sensible neighbor Skylar—but will he pass out instead?
When those dog days of July come a-sweatin’, we reach for a cool and hilarious comedy caper. We cannot wait for The Con is On, arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital July 24 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand.
This bold and cheeky film stars Oscar nominees Uma Thurman and Tim Roth as Harriet and Peter, a con-artist couple cooking up a jewel-theft scam in L.A. to pay off sexy-but-deadly gangster Irina (played by Maggie Q). Having squandered Irina’s loot one drunken night, Harriet and Peter escape to Hollywood, where they plot to steal a priceless jewel from Peter’s loopy ex-wife (Alice Eve) to repay the debt. The dazzling cast also includes Parker Posey and Sofia Vergara.
The fun is from the award-winning producer of Lee Daniels’ The Butler and Wild Card.
We never tell a lie. We know what happens if we do . . . our nose starts to grow and we being taking on the look of a famous wooden wonder.
The colorful family adventure Pinocchio includes new wonders you’ve never imagined. This witty, wondrous version of the classic family adventure has been reimagined for a new generation and bursting with songs, color, laughter and thrills. Carved by a lonely woodcutter longing for a real son, playful Pinocchio is eager to do good and become human—but he keeps getting distracted from his quest. Constantly captured by con men, creatures and constables, he finds rescue courtesy of the helpful souls who recognize the wooden puppet’s kind heart.
Awarded the Dove Seal of Approval, this “wonderful family film” (The Dove Foundation) is a modern-day retelling of the timeless fable of a boy puppet and the lessons he learns from his misadventures. It comes to DVD, Digital and On Demand April 10 from Lionsgate.
The film features the voice talents of YouTube sensation and musical artist Johnny Orlando, Ambyr Childers and Jon Heder. Added bonus: The DVD includes a never-before-seen featurette, “Bringing the Characters to Life: At the Recording Studio with Johnny Orlando, Jon Heder and Ambyr Childers”.
Halloween is many months away, but we celebrate all things horror year-round. You’ll have to wait until March 27 for the intense horror-thriller The Executioners, arriving on DVD, Digital and On Demand from Lionsgate.
It’s worth the wait.
When four friends go on a retreat to a secluded lakeside cabin, they soon realize they’re not alone. Masked intruders try to take them hostage, but as they fight back, the friends get a taste for something more than the will to survive. Will their fate be as victim or executioner?
Save the date: The animated family adventure Hedgehogs arrives on DVD and Digital February 13 from Lionsgate. Watch for it. Awarded the Dove Seal of Approval, the film follows a mischievous hedgehog named Bobby (voiced by Anthony Padilla of Smosh) and a pigeon named Hubert on a wild journey.
In this outrageous family adventure, Web superstars @jennxpenn (Jen McAllister) and the Smosh duo (Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox) join forces with comedy legends Jon Heder and Chevy Chase. The laughter begins as a mischievous hedgehog named Bobby leaves his wilderness home and joins Hubert, a featherbrained pigeon, on a wild, unpredictable journey. They make their way to the big city, where stressed-out humans are losing their minds. Bobby and Hubert must calm the nervous citizens by being their cute, cuddly selves.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
“Bringing the Characters to Life: At the Recording Studio with Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox (Creators of Smosh), Jon Heder and Jenn ‘@jennxpenn’ McAllister” Featurette
Sequels are sometimes as good (if not better) than the flick they follow. Witness the crime-thriller Rise of the Footsoldier Part II, the follow-up to 2007’s cult hit Rise of the Footsoldier. Save the date: Part II arrives on DVD, Digital and On Demand on February 20 from Lionsgate.
Rise of the Footsoldier Part II follows football-hooligan-turned-professional-criminal Carlton Leach, who’s still mourning the loss of his friends and is convinced that it’s only a matter of time before he’s next. For him, the only way out is to go back in and work his way back up the criminal ladder . . . but the higher he gets, the more violent the jobs become, until his quest for power turns into an obsession. With life and family on the line, can he hold his nerves together one last time in order to get out alive?
Listen up! The phrase “a dog and pony show” originated in 19th-century America as a term for small traveling circuses that toured through rural areas.
That was then.
Now there’s A Dog and Pony Show (Lionsgate), an uproarious family comedy that tells the story of Dede, a famous performing circus dog who gets left behind when her show leaves town. She’s discovered by Billy, a lonely city kid who’s just moved to a ranch nearby. Billy decides to adopt the vain and arrogant dog, but will she get along with the farm’s eccentric critters, including a sleep-deprived rooster, a gassy cow and a hypochondriac horse? And can Dede outwit the bumbling thieves from a rival circus who are plotting to kidnap the priceless pooch? How fast can you say f-u-n?
Starring Mae Whitman, Ralph Macchio and Mira Sorvino, this charming tale of two best friends–a circus dog and a pony–is filled with valuable life lessons guaranteed to make you sit, stay, roll over– and laugh, often and loudly..
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