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Press/Video: ‘Extinction’ Trailer: Michael Peña’s Nightmares are the Key to Saving Humanity in Netflix Original Film

Thanks to Kayla for the heads up!

Director Ben Young made a name for himself in the indie film world with his grisly psychological horror-thriller “Hounds of Love,” and now he’s taking a similar psychodrama approach and applying it to the science-fiction drama. Young is behind the camera for “Extinction,” the latest science-fiction offering from Netflix. The movie looks to give MVP supporting actor Michael Peña a lead role worthy of his skills.
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The official synopsis from Netflix reads: “A working class father of the future faces recurring dreams of destruction by an unknown force. When his unwanted nightmares begin to affect his relationship with his family, he soon realizes they may be the key to a horrible reality, as a relentless alien attack begins to destroy the Earth. As the invaders’ assault progresses, he is forced to find both the strength to protect his family and an understanding of who he truly is.”

Starring opposite Peña is Lizzy Caplan and “Luke Cage” breakout Mike Colter. The movie joins Netflix’s long list of 2018 science-fiction movies, which include “The Cloverfield Paradox,” “Tau,” “Mute,” and “The Titan.” The streaming giant also had success with the sci-fi television drama “Altered Carbon.”

“Extinction” will be available to stream on Netflix starting July 27. Watch the trailer below.

Source: IndieWire

Categories The Sidekick

“The Sidekick” Gets Digital Release

Star-studded short The Sidekick will debut on iTunes, Amazon and Vimeo-On-Demand beginning February 3. The comedy will also make its streaming debut on Hulu in March, Variety is reporting.

The project, which stars Rob Benedict and Lizzy Caplan, centers around 40-year-old professional sidekick Max McCabe (Benedict), now past his prime and forced out of the fast-paced superhero world. When he is abruptly fired by his boss, the epic Captain Wonder (Ron Livingston), and replaced by a younger, quicker right-hand man, Kid Loco (Jason Ritter), Max has no choice but to somehow find a place for himself in the civilian world. With the help of his newfound friend (Caplan), Max finds the courage to re-evaluate his life and find a new purpose. Jordan Peele, Martin Starr, Sam McMurray, Ike Barinholtz, Josh Meyers, Laura Silverman and Fred Stoller round out the cast.

The short, written by Benedict and directed by Michael J. Weithorn (“The King of Queens,” “Weird Loners”), made its world premiere at Comic-Con in 2013 before embarking upon a nationwide festival run.

Watch the trailer:

Categories Now You See Me: The Second Act

“Now You See Me: The Second Act” First Look

Fandango shared on Twitter the first look of Now You See Me: The Second Act cast:

The film is currently being filmed in London, and is set for a 2016 release. Check the HQ sized image added in our gallery.

Categories The Interview

“The Interview” Screen Captures

Sony’s The Interview has racked up $31 million in digital sales and rentals since its release on Dec. 24. It said that the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy, which is available on a number of online, cable, satellite and telecom providers, has been rented or purchased more than 4.3 million, the company said.

The Interview is currently available through Google Play; YouTube Movies; Microsoft’s Xbox Video; iTunes; VUDU, Walmart’s digital VOD service; PlayStation Network; Amazon Instant Video; and through the dedicated website www.seetheinterview.com.

The film also is available withcable, satellite, and telecom providers’ video-on-demand services through iN DEMAND affiliates including Bright House Networks, Comcast, Cox Communications, and Time Warner Cable; VUBIQUITY affiliates including Charter Communications, Cablevision, and, AT&T U-verse TV; Verizon FiOS; DISH; and, DIRECTV.

Check in our gallery screen captures of the film:


Categories The Interview

The Interview Now Available Via YouTube, GooglePlay and More

Just 24 hours after Sony Pictures announced that the controversial film starring Seth Rogen and James Franco will be distributed in limited theaters beginning Dec. 25, the studio revealed that the comedy will also be available on various streaming services.

According to the movie’s official website, the film can now be viewed or purchased on GooglePlay, YouTube and XBox Video as well as the site SeeTheInterview.com.

It only costs $5.99 to rent the flick or $14.99 to purchase. Per Google’s official blog, Sony reached out to the Internet company after the theatrical release of the film was pulled due to the unprecedented security hack.