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Despicable Me 3 Blu-ray available now

image002Illumination and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment present Despicable Me 3 on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand December 5. The characters beloved by everyone – Gru, his wife Lucy, their three adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions provide hours of family fun in this heartwarmingly subversive comedy from Academy Award®-nominated producer Chris Meledandri and directors Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. With over $949 million in global ticket sales, Despicable Me 3 is the ultimate holiday gift, with almost an entire hour of exclusive bonus features including an all-new mini-movie, a never-before-released deleted scene, and much more!

Illumination, the studio that brought you Sing, The Secret Life of Pets and the Despicable Me franchise, continues the adventures of Gru and his family in Despicable Me 3. After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down Balthazar Bratt, the latest evil mastermind to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother — a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin’s despicable footsteps — the former super-villain rediscovers just how good it feels to be bad.

Academy Award® nominee Steve Carell reprises his hilarious role as reformed criminal mastermind Gru, as well as his newly discovered twin, Dru. The all-star voice cast also features Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Steve Coogan, Jenny Slate, Dana Gaier and legendary singer and actress Julie Andrews.

Despicable Me 3 will be available on 4K Ultra HD in a combo pack which includes 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and Digital. The 4K Ultra HD will include all bonus features on the Blu-ray disc.

  • 4K Ultra HDis the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.
  • Blu-rayunleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • DIGITAL lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL:

  • All-New Mini Movie — The Secret Life of Kyle
  • Minion Moments — Watch the Minions cause more hilarious mayhem with Gru
  • Deleted Scene— With intro by Dana Gaier, the voice of Edith
  • Character Profiles— The inside scoop on the most popular characters, from the actors who play them
  • The Making ofDespicable Me 3 — A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie
  • Developing Dru— Behind the scenes character development of Dru
  • The AVL Files— Through the lens of the Anti-Villain League’s hi-tech database, this ultra secret, interactive surveillance briefing showcases all of the agency’s amazing creations and top agents
  • Freedonia Visitors Guide — Welcome to Freedonia! See all that the town has to offer with this interactive map. From its world class cheese, to its beautiful coastline, Freedonia has it all!
  • Despicable MeTV — Tune in for some fabulous fun with these Despicable Me 3 infomercials. Includes “Balthazar Bratt Action Figure,” “Bad Boy Bod by Balthazar Bratt” and “Agnes’ Super Cute, Incredibly Amazing Toy Sale.”
  • “Doowit” Sing-Along — Sing along with Pharrell Williams as the Minions plot their escape from prison
  • “Yellow Light” Music Video— Official music video by Pharrell Williams
  • Minion Mugshots— The Minions add to the long list of celebrity mugshots in their very own “rogues gallery.”
  • Wanted Posters— Have you seen these Minions wanted for various crimes?

 

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Take home The Hitman’s Bodyguard Blu-ray & DVD

Leading an all-star cast, Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson take viewers on an outrageous action-packed, comedic adventure in The Hitman’sBodyguard, arriving on 4K Blu-ray Combo Pack – plus Blu-ray and Digital HD -, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack – plus DVD and Digital HD -, DVD and On Demand November 21 from Lionsgate. When Michael Bryce, an elite bodyguard, and Darius Kincaid, a renowned hit man, are forced to work together, they don’t just have to avoid getting killed…they also have to avoid killing each other. The film, which was #1 at the summer box office three weeks in a row, also stars Oscar® nominees Gary Oldman and Salma Hayek.

The world’s top protection agent is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hitmen. The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years, and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their raucous and hilarious adventure from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades, and a merciless Eastern European dictator who is out for blood. Hayek joins the mayhem as Jackson’s equally notorious wife.

Directed by Patrick Hughes and written by Tom O’Connor, The Hitman’s Bodyguard 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital HD features exclusive bonus content including outtakes; four featurettes; deleted, extended, and alternate scenes; and audio commentary with director Patrick Hughes. The DVD will include director commentary and a behind-the-scenes featurette.

 


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Leap! releases in Blu-ray & DVD

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To start the holiday season, Lionsgate is releasing the inspirational and uplifting family animation Leap! on Blu-ray™ (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD, and On Demand on November 21. Featuring all-star voice talent led by Elle Fanning, alongside Nat Wolff and Maddie Ziegler, with Mel Brooks, featuring Carly Rae Jepsen and Kate McKinnon. Leap! is a colorful and imaginative story about an orphan girl who is determined to follow her dream of becoming a ballerina. 

Eleven-year-old orphan Félicie, voiced by Elle Fanning, has one dream — to go to Paris and become a dancer. Her best friend, Victor, an imaginative, exuberant boy with a passion for creating, has a dream of his own — to become a famous inventor. In a leap of faith, Victor and Félicie leave their orphanage in pursuit of their passions. But there’s a catch: Félicie must pretend to be the child of a wealthy family in order to gain admittance to the prestigious and competitive Opera Ballet School in Paris. And with no professional dance training, she quickly learns that talent alone is not enough to overcome the ruthless, conniving attitudes of her fellow classmates, led by the devious Camille Le Haut. Determined to succeed, Félicie finds her mentor in the tough and mysterious school custodian, Odette, who, along with Victor’s encouraging friendship, help her reach for the stars.

An animated adventure the whole family will enjoy, the Leap! home entertainment release includes a behind-the-scenes video gallery and a look at stars Kate McKinnon, Nat Wolff, and Maddie Ziegler in the recording booth. Leap! is available on Digital HD since November 7.

 BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “In the Recording Booth with Kate McKinnon, Nat Wolff, and Maddie Ziegler” Featurette
  • Behind-the-Scenes Video Gallery:

o   The Birth of a Dream

o   Animating the Dance

o   Reconstructing 19th Century Paris


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A Quiet Place – Teaser Trailer Not Quiet Anymore!!!

Silence is golden!!! If they can’t hear you, they can’t hunt you…. Who are they?

A Quiet Place, the new film from Paramount Pictures, and today they released the first teaser trailer. A Quiet Place is directed by John Krasinski who also stars alongside with Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds. Please note the plot is still ‘quiet’, if you know what I mean.

The silence will be broken on April 6, 2018!!!


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LA PHIL Presents: Symphonie Fantastique With Susanna Malkki

image001This season marks Susanna Mälkki’s first as the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Principal Guest Conductor. Mälkki’s unique programming will feature a mix of new music and core composers with three subscription weeks and a Green Umbrella concert. Her programs include the U.S. premiere of Zimmermann’s concerto for cello and orchestra, choreographed for dancers from the Tero Saarinen Company, and the world premiere of a new work by Marcos Balter.

This performance is premiered by the remarkable partnership of Mälkki and Josefowicz, Francesconi’s hallucinogenic concerto is both modern and sonically beautiful, a perfect program partner for Berlioz’ drug-induced dream/nightmare from 185 years earlier.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic is offering a 20% discount by using the code (TuMusica) to see Symphonie Fantastique conducted by the great Susanna Malkki.

ARTISTS

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Susanna Mälkki, conductor

Leila Josefowicz, violin

Click here to check all Susanna Mälkki concerts

PROGRAM

BERLIOZ: “Queen Mab” Scherzo (c. 8 minutes)

Luca FRANCESCONI: Duende – The Dark Notes (U.S. premiere) (c. 29 minutes)

BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique (c. 49 minutes)

 


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Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built – New Trailer

Lionsgate and CBS Films released today the new trailer for supernatural thriller Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built. Creepy…. Really creepy. I’ve never been to the house and now I am actually kind of want to go see this film more and more and also visit the house in San Jose, California. But we will need to wait until February 2, 2018, when the movie haunts in theaters. She can feel it. In the air. In the walls. The spirit has a power Sarah Winchester, portrayed by Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren, has not seen before and it has found them.

Inspired by true events, this supernatural thriller will take audiences inside California’s infamous Winchester House. Directed by The Spierig Brothers, Michael and Peter, who also wrote the script alongside with Tom Vaughan. This story of a woman building an asylum for hundreds of vengeful ghosts also stars Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook, Angus Sampson, Finn Scicluna-O’Prey, and more.

On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted house in the world. Built by Sarah Winchester, heiress to the Winchester fortune, it is a house that knows no end. Constructed in an incessant twenty-four hour a day, seven day a week mania for decades, it stands seven stories tall and contains hundreds of rooms. To the outsider it looks like a monstrous monument to a disturbed woman’s madness. But Sarah is not building for herself, for her niece or for the brilliant Doctor Eric Price whom she has summoned to the house. She is building a prison, an asylum for hundreds of vengeful ghosts, and the most terrifying among them have a score to settle with the Winchesters.


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Only The Brave – Cast tells us all

On Friday, October 20, Columbia Pictures Only The Brave hits U.S. theaters. Directed by Joseph Kosinski, the film stars Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale, Taylor Kitsch and Jennifer Connelly. The film, written by Ken Nolan and Eric Warren Singer, based on the GQ article “No Exit,” by Sean Flynn, is about all men are created equal… then, a few become firefighters. Only the Brave, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the country. As most of us run from danger, they run toward it – they watch over our lives, our homes, everything we hold dear, as they forge a unique brotherhood that comes into focus with one fateful fire.

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“Supe” Eric Marsh (Josh Brolin) leads the Granite Mountain Hotshots up the trail at Yarnell Hills (Photo by: Columbia Pictures)

Only one member of the firefighting team survived, Brendan McDonough, because he was assigned a scouting location apart from the rest of the team. Brendan was hired as consultants alongside with former hotshot Pat McCarty.

During a press conference that happened a couple of weeks ago in Beverly Hills, the actors recalled what it was like making such an emotional film that recreated the tragic events but also sheds light on the dedicated firefighters who regularly put their lives on the line to protect civilians and their cities, sleeping in the dirt without tents in the New Mexico, and much more. Let’s check it out:

Did you guys form a kind-of brotherhood like the real Hotshots when you were filming this on location?

Miles Teller – I think I underestimated the physical aspect of the job. I knew it was going to be tough but I wasn’t versed on Hotshot training before I showed up. I had seen some videos but it was tough, man, we were hiking and we shot in Santa Fe, which I also didn’t know was the highest altitude capitol in the country. It’s like 7,500 feet above sea level. We were filming some locations that were 10,000 feet above sea level. Josh (Brolin, who plays Eric Marsh, the crew’s superintendent) was giving everybody chlorophyll. I guess that was something that helps your body, your blood oxygenates better. But it was tough. It was a kick in the gut. I think the boot camp, as far as a cast rehearsal goes, I don’t think anything brings you closer together than collective suffering. It didn’t matter if it was somebody’s first movie because they looked like the actual guy or you’re Josh. Josh had an open-door policy and he really was the catalyst and energy behind this. He was our leader, top of the call sheet and he just carried that through the whole production. It was such a wonderful experience. I think anybody you talk to that was involved would echo that.

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“Supe” Eric Marsh (Josh Brolin) berates Brendan McDonough (Miles Teller) during training in Prescott National Forest (Photo by: Columbia Pictures)

Josh Brolin – There’s a lot to that but it’s such a personal experience what we went through. To talk about it, we want you to think we went through hell, in order to become a Hotshot but the truth of the matter is, it’s like what Dwayne Steinbrink (Bridges’ character) said at the end, “You’ll never be a Hotshot but we’re glad that you guys represented.” He made that very clear and it was nice to get that honesty from somebody who was there and trained these guys but I think, as actors, we put ourselves in a situation where there was no comfort. It was very uncomfortable and I made sure that it was as uncomfortable as possible. There were no laggards. There was no entitlement. Everybody had a lot of respect for the story so they were willing to give 150 percent and it was great.

What was the one thing you wanted to make sure you captured about these real people?

Taylor Kitsch- To go back to the training as well, to have Pat and Brendan there, it really is, to me, a small percentage of why we’re there. Serving Chris) MacKenzie and Steve and Marsh and McDonough and these guys, it’s a responsibility that I think all of us absolutely loved and were honored by. That’s where that communal comes in, where everybody goes through their own fear of wanting to make people watching MacKenzie or Marsh that didn’t know them, know who there are after this movie comes out. It’s our responsibility to show that story. Yeah, there’s that responsibility and I that’s what drives you as an actor, a storyteller with Joe. Having this relationship with Brandon and having him with me talking about MacKenzie was invaluable and sharing laughs and going through that whole full spectrum of that as well is why you do it.

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Brendan McDonough (Miles Teller) and Taylor Kitsch-(Chris Mackenzie) (Photo by: Columbia Pictures)

What was your favorite part of working with this cast?

Taylor – We’re very lucky obviously to be in this craft and this job. I wasn’t exposed to these Hotshots. I didn’t know. To have these opportunities to breathe life into MacKenzie and meet this dad and have that relationship that I have with him now but also to learn these trades, to go in and work with these guys that have real jobs and sacrifice on a real level, that was something that hit me over the head when I was doing this. We had a great time going to work with these guys up in the mountains with Kosinski. We did have a lot of laughs. You don’t want to forget about that either. In the worst of times, the worst scenario, these guys are literally laughing. That’s just how you deal with it sometimes. I’d say there’s a bunch of good memories.

What was your biggest concern in bringing your character to the screen?

Jeff Bridges – Everyone in the company wanted to do justice to the tale that we were telling. It’s invaluable to have people who actually went through that onboard. Brendan was there just about every day. Duane, the fellow I play, was there often. He came out to my place and spent a couple of days helping me figure out my costume and talking to me about the emotions he was feeling. When Joe invited me onboard, one of the things I couldn’t believe, was that Duane also is a singer, and has a band called The Rusty Pistols, and we’re going to put that in the movie. So, Duane came out and we jammed together. There’s nothing like music to bring people together. My friend, T Bone Burnett, ended up producing the song that I sing in the movie, and we used the real Rusty Pistols as the band in the movie.

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Director Joseph Kosinski (Photo by: Columbia Pictures)

What previous knowledge did you have about Granite Mountain Hotshots and this horrible tragedy? Were you aware of what happened to them before you signed on for your role?

Josh – I knew about it because I basically grew up in a firefighting community. I became a volunteer Wildland firefighter when I was 21. Even though I was working at the time, I didn’t tell production that I was a firefighter. I preferred spending time with firefighters more than actors. I spent three years in Tucson working with that community. So, it meant a lot to me to play Eric Marsh and I know a lot of firefighters who went to the funeral. As an actor, you want to be involved in a story, when you choose a movie, that resonates. Playing Cable is fun, but this is something different. It becomes very personal. I think it was very emotional for everybody involved. Everything was forward moving, and there’s something wonderful about that.

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