NEWS

THE NEW POSTER OF MILE 22 IS OUT!

07/11/2018

From the critically acclaimed director of Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon and Patriots Day (Peter Berg), joining a powerful cast of Mark Wahlberg (Transformers, Deepwater Horizon, Lone Survivor), martial arts expert, Iko Uwais (The Raid 1 & 2), Ronda Rousey (former UFC champion) and Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead Series) - James Silva (Mark Wahlberg), an operative of the CIA’s most highly-prized and least-understood unit. Aided by a top-secret tactical command team, Silva must retrieve and transport an asset who holds life-threatening information to Mile 22 for extraction before the enemy closes in.

Mile 22 releasing in Cinemas August 30th. 

Watch the nerve-wrecking trailer here.

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THE DOMESTICS: AN AMERICAN NIGHTMARE

06/25/2018

From the producer of The Departed, Se7en and Shutter Island - set in a terrifying post-apocalyptic world inhabited by gangs divided into deadly factions, a husband and wife (Tyler Hoechlin and Kate Bosworth) race desperately across the countryside in search of safety and must work together as they are pushed to the breaking point in order to survive.

The Domestics releases in Middle East theatres on July 2018. 

Watch trailer here. 


MILE 22: NEW TRAILER

05/29/2018

From STX Films, an elite American intelligence officer (Mark Wahlberg), aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer (Iko Uwais) with sensitive information out of the country.

Mile 22 releases in Middle East cinemas on August 2018.

Watch trailer here. 


SECOND ACT: TEASER POSTER

04/24/2018

From the director of 50 First Dates and the writer of Maid in Manhattan, SECOND ACT stars Jennifer Lopez as Maya, a big box store worker who reinvents her life and her life-story and shows Madison Avenue what street smarts can do.

Second Act releases in Middles East cinemas on November 2018.  


TAXI 5 IS BACK!

04/18/2018

Celebrating Taxi’s twentieth year anniversary, Luc Besson's popular action-comedy franchise has returned with a new installment directed by and starring Franck Gastambide. Sylvian (Franck Gastambide), a hotshot police officer and ace driver is being transferred against his will to the municipal police of Marseille and gets assigned to take down a group of Italian robbers. He teams up with Eddy (Malik Bentalha) the worst driver in Marseille but also the only one with the access to the legendary white Taxi.

 Taxi 5 releases in Middle East cinemas on June 2018.

Watch trailer here.

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ADRIFT: FIRST LOOK

03/15/2018

STX Entertainment comes one of the most anticipated movie of the year, a survival thriller-romance film releasing this summer across the Middle East.

From the director of Everest and starring Shailene Woodley (Fault in Our Stars, Divergent films) and Sam Claflin (Me Before You, The Hunger Games films), ADRIFT is based on the inspiring true story of two free spirits whose chance encounter leads them first to love, and then to the adventure of a lifetime.

As the two avid sailors set out on a journey across the ocean, Tami Oldham (Woodley) and Richard Sharp (Claflin) couldn’t anticipate they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. In the aftermath of the storm, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. With no hope for rescue, Tami must find the strength and determination to save herself and the only man she has ever loved.

ADRIFT is the unforgettable story about the resilience of the human spirit and the transcendent power of love.

Coming this Summer across Middle East. 

Source: www.usatoday.com

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PITBULL JOINS STX ENTERTAINMENT’S UGLYDOLLS MOVIE

03/15/2018

STX Entertainment UglyDolls movie, has announced that the Grammy-winning singer and rapper Pitbull will write, perform an original song and lend his voice to the one of the key characters of the much awaited animated film next year.

The Miami-born rapper, also known as "Mr. Worldwide," has notched No. 1 hits in more than 15 countries, including "Give Me Everything" and "Timber," which both topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In all, Pitbull has sold 70 million singles and six million albums and has amassed more than 10 billion music video views on YouTube and VEVO.

Another exciting news! Hasbro has now been confirmed as the toy licensee for UglyDolls. Hasbro will be producing a number of product lines which will be in stores in the run up to the film’s release. (http://variety.com/2018/film/news/uglydolls-hasbro-1202711606/)

The UglyDolls movie will see the characters confront what it means to be different and struggle with their desire to be loved — and ultimately discover they don't have to be perfect to be amazing.

UglyDolls is releasing in the summer of 2019 in the Middle East.

Source: www.variety.com

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PADDINGTON 2: SETS ROTTEN TOMATOES RECORD AS BEST-REVIEWED MOVIE EVER

01/21/2018

Blowing the lid off the critical marmalade jar, Paddington 2 has set a new benchmark as the best-reviewed film ever on Rotten Tomatoes. The little bear from darkest Peru has now notched the most consecutive Fresh reviews without a single Rotten. Directed by Paul King, the Heyday Films/Studiocanal family sequel began offshore rollout in November, and was released in North America by Warner Bros last Friday. Its worldwide box office is $163M through Thursday.

Over at aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the movie has 167 Fresh reviews and no naysayers, overtaking Toy Story 2‘s 163 Fresh and 0 negative critiques. There’s a codicil that should be added here: in November 2017, Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird surpassed Toy Story 2 on the Fresh side, but was later knocked down a percentage point by one negative review, landing it at 99% Fresh. Paddington 2 has a 100% Fresh score.

The multi BAFTA-nominated sequel sees the return of Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Peter Capaldi and Jim Broadbent, and has Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson joining the CGI bear’s adventures — he’s voiced again by Ben Whishaw. King and Simon Farnaby wrote the movie that’s based on the Michael Bond creation.

Director King tells me of the RT news, “It’s incredibly gratifying. It’s such a strange process making these films which are preposterously labor-intensive. Normally you feel a film is coming into shape fairly quickly, but when it’s semi-animated so much of it evolves over the following year and you spend so many dozens of hours in darkened rooms looking at incredibly small details. You get incredibly meticulous and controll-y over every last frame. But there’s a danger you entirely lose your mind — and there’s an extraordinary moment when your head comes above water and the first response is from critics.”

The film was finished, King says, “on a Wednesday at 11 and we screened it at about 2PM that afternoon” for critics. “It’s a strange experience and you can’t help but hope for the best for this little character and the film you’ve created. It’s very lovely they were warm and enthusiastic.”

The success is extra sweet given the bear of a situation the movie had to deal with domestically. The Weinstein Co had released the first movie and had an option on this one. In the wake of the mountain of sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, the North American distribution fate of Paddington 2 was ultimately resolved when Warner Bros beat out Sony, Lionsgate and Global Road to take over the movie in a bidding war that reached $30M.

In North America, P2 was somewhat soft at open. But in a crowded market it finished its first week at $16.8M with strong mid-weeks. Says WB’s Jeff Goldstein, “The key for us is the hold this coming weekend. Given the rare 100% Certified Fresh on RT as well as the A CinemaScore, we are encouraged for strong holds and a long play.”

Warner Bros took over the movie mere weeks before its release date, and has done, King says, “an amazing job.” He notes that “younger kids are probably not reading film reviews or on Twitter” and adds, “Hopefully the parents are reading reviews to children. I dream of households across America going, ‘Hey, son, listen to this metric. This is arguably the most appreciated film in history.'” More seriously, he says, “I hope it will be one of those miracle films and people spread the word. Fingers crossed it’ll be the little train that could. The good thing is that it’s not one of these $200 million behemoths that needs to take in $1 billion.”

It certainly looks to cross $200M worldwide. Currently at $163M, it’s still got Japan, Russia, Brazil, Korea and Mexico among majors to come. The current Top 5 worldwide markets are the UK ($55M), China ($31M), the U.S. ($16.8M), France ($13.7M) and Germany ($9.1M).

Source: Nancy Tartaglione, http://deadline.com/2018/01/paddington-2-rotten-tomatoes-record-best-reviewed-movie-ever-worldwide-box-office-1202263264

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