EGG starring Christina Hendricks, Alysia Reiner, and Anna Camp - In theaters and VOD January 18, 2019

EGG Film Poster, Courtesy Gravitas Ventures

EGG Film Poster, Courtesy Gravitas Ventures

An unflinching comedy about why women choose motherhood, why they revere it, fear it, and why some women choose to forgo it. Over the course of one explosive evening, two couples and a surrogate must face their own ridiculous and sometimes heartbreaking shortcomings. With sharp cutting dialogue and complicated characters, EGG is about the personal, social, professional, and ideological implications of bringing new life into the world. Artist Tina (Alysia Reiner, “Orange Is the New Black”) and her passive-aggressive feminist husband (Gbenga Akinnagbe, “The Deuce”) invite her eight-months pregnant art school rival (Christina Hendricks,"Mad Men") and power hungry, new-money husband (David Alan Basche, The Exes) to their Brooklyn loft, surprising them with Tina’s new work-in-progress: a radical alternative to motherhood.  But when their sensuous, non-traditional surrogate arrives (Anna Camp, Pitch Perfect) the truth comes out, and the patriarchy fights to hang on by its teeth.

DIRECTED BY: Marianna Palka

WRITTEN BY: Risa Mickenberg

CAST: Christina Hendricks, Alysia Reiner, David Alan Basche, Gbenga Akkinagbe, and Anna Camp

GENRE: Comedy, Independent, Dramedy

DISTRIBUTOR: Gravitas Ventures

EGG Fun Fact:  “Explodes clichés about motherhood, marriage and career.” – The Hollywood Reporter

  • EVERY department on set was led by a woman.

  • 70% of the crew on set were women

Absinthe Productions Releases Trailer for 'Love Interrupted'

Love Interrupted Official Poster, Photo Courtesy of Absinthe Productions

Love Interrupted Official Poster, Photo Courtesy of Absinthe Productions




 **WINNER: IMDb Shorts Film Festival 2018 – Gold Award for Best Indie Short Film

**LA CineFest Semi-Finalist

**Miami Independent Film Festival Official Selection


 “Transcends the art of filmmaking and feels like the distilled essence of the darkness of humanity leaving you feeling purposely unnerved.” – Splash Magazines, Jillian Dale


       LOVE INTERRUPTED is the story of a love-sick young man, in the grips of a mental breakdown, falls in love with a girl who is too good to be true.

USA / 20 minutes / 2018


2018 Academy Award Early Odds - Oscars


The 90th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will honor the best films of 2017 and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California at 5:00 p.m. PST on March 4, 2018. According to the early odds being offered by the odds-makers at www.SportsBettingDime.com, this year’s Academy Awards might spread the wealth as six different films are currently favored to capture the seven major awards.  Of course, these odds might change if there are any surprises when the nominees are announced on Tuesday, January 23.

The early favorites in the seven major categories include:  Best Actor - Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour): 3/7; Best Actress -Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri): 2/3; Best Director - Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water): 9/5; Best Picture - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: 7/3; Best Supporting Actress - Allison Janney (I, Tonya): 4/7; Best Supporting Actor - Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project): 5/4; Best Original Screenplay - Get Out: 9/5.

Here’s a look at the 2018 Academy Awards pre-nomination early favorites for major categories.  For additional adds and further analysis, from the odds-makers at SportsBettingDime.com, visit https://www.sportsbettingdime.com/news/entertainment-props/2018-academy-award-odds-predictions/

 Best Actor
•       Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour): 3/7
•       Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name): 13/2
•       Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread): 11/1
•       Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out): 19/1
•       James Franco (The Disaster Artist): 49/1
•       Tom Hanks (The Post): 75/1
•       Jake Gyllenhaal (Stronger): 75/1
•       Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.): 99/1

Best Actress
•       Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri): 2/3
•       Margot Robbie (I, Tonya): 5/1
•       Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird): 15/1
•       Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water): 15/1
•       Meryl Streep (The Post): 24/1
•       Michelle Williams (All the Money in the World): 24/1
•       Jessica Chastain (Molly’s Game): 49/1
•       Jennifer Lawrence (mother!): 99/1

Best Director
•       Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water): 9/5
•       Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri): 5/2
•       Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk): 5/1
•        Jordan Peele (Get Out): 10/1
•       Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird): 12/1
•       Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name): 49/1
•       Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread): 99/1
•       Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049): 99/1

Best Picture
•       Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: 7/3
•       The Shape of Water: 3/1
•       Dunkirk: 5/1
•       Lady Bird: 8/1
•       Get Out: 18/1
•       Call Me By Your Name: 24/1
•       The Post: 24/1
•       I, Tonya: 49/1
•       The Big Sick: 99/1
•       The Florida Project: 99/1

Best Supporting Actress
•       Allison Janney (I, Tonya): 4/7
•       Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird): 7/2
•       Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water): 19/1
•       Michelle Williams (All the Money in the World): 19/1
•       Mary J. Blige (Mudbound): 50/1
•       Hong Chau (Downsizing): 50/1
•       Holly Hunter (The Big Sick): 75/1
•       Kristin Scott Thomas (Darkest Hour): 75/1

Best Supporting Actor
•       Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project): 5/4
•       Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri): 3/1
•       Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name): 10/1
•       Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water): 12/1
•       Michael Stuhlbarg (Call Me By Your Name): 20/1
•       Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World): 25/1
•       Mark Rylance (Dunkirk): 25/1
•       Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri): 30/1

Best Original Screenplay
•       Get Out: 9/5
•       Lady Bird: 4/1
•       Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: 6/1
•       The Big Sick: 9/1
•       The Shape of Water: 12/1
•       The Florida Project: 15/1
•       Coco: 19/1
•       Dunkirk: 40/1

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Berlin Station on EPIX - A Sneak Peek Exclusive Clip of Season 2 “Everything’s Gonna Be Alt-Right”

FREDERIC BATIER, EPIX  Richard Jenkins and Leland Orser in  Berlin Station on EPIX


Richard Jenkins and Leland Orser in Berlin Station on EPIX

On Sunday, October 15, 2017, EPIX‘s acclaimed spy drama BERLIN STATION returns. As the season opens, a Far Right tide is sweeping across continental Europe, and the CIA team finds itself entangled in a conspiracy threatening to swing a pivotal election in the Far Right’s favor. Joining the cast for season two are Ashley Judd as new Station Chief BB Yates, and Keke Palmer as new recruit April Lewis.

Berlin Station opens Season 2 with “Everything’s Gonna Be Alt-Right.” Under the direction of new COS BB Yates, Daniel Miller, Robert Kirsch, Valerie Edwards and the rest of Berlin Station embark on an unsanctioned operation to uncover a possible Far-Right terrorist attack. Starring Richard Armitage, Rhys Ifans, Michelle Forbes and Richard Jenkins.

WATCH the exclusive clip for HuffPost from Season 2, Episode 1 below. For more information, visit EPIX.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Releases Passengers Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are two passengers onboard a spaceship transporting them to a new life on another planet. The trip takes a deadly turn when their hibernation pods mysteriously wake them 90 years before they reach their destination. As Jim and Aurora try to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction... only to be threatened by the imminent collapse of the ship and the discovery of the truth behind why they woke up.

London Town Movie Review - Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Daniel Huttlestone and Dougray Scott

London Town Movie Review - Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Daniel Huttlestone and Dougray Scott

London, 1979: Amid political and social upheaval A fifteen-year-old hears the music of The Clash for the first time, opening up a new world of social consciousness, anti-establishment defiance and first love.

A Gripping Portrayal of Child Sex Trafficking

A Gripping Portrayal of Child Sex Trafficking

Verdin, who also co-wrote the script, explains the purpose for this passion project, “Millions of children worldwide are trafficked and robbed of their childhoods. Our hope is that our film will help raise awareness on this huge, growing problem and provoke conversation and action to stop human trafficking! We also hope that this film will help open the eyes of teenagers and parents to this potential danger and alert them to keep families safe and together.”

The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime predicts that “by 2020, child sex trafficking will . . . overtake drugs and weapons as society’s most pervasive crisis.”  Accordingly, Verdin’s film is not only a valiant undertaking; it is extraordinarily moving. 

Five Nights In Maine Film Review

Five Nights In Maine Film Review

SYNOPSIS:  After his wife dies in a tragic car accident, young Sherwin (David Oyelowo) is called to Maine by his terminally ill and estranged mother-in-law Lucinda (Dianne Wiest).  Grappling with a lifetime of disagreements, Lucinda and Sherwin find themselves forced to cope with their failings and grief in a quiet journey of empathy, compassion and healing. [Source: FilmRise]

I Am JFK Jr Film Review - An Intimate Documentary of the Life of John F. Kennedy Jr

I Am JFK Jr Film Review - An Intimate Documentary of the Life of John F. Kennedy Jr

SYNOPSIS:  He was the adored son of America’s most glamorous president, and now comes an intimate, revealing and poignant look at his life in and out of the spotlight. Network Entertainment and Spike TV delve into the compelling life of John F. Kennedy Jr. through the distinctive lens of many of the people who knew him best, from A-list celebrities to close friends and staffers who worked closely with him at George magazine, in the original documentary film, “I Am JFK Jr.The White House was the first home John knew. The son of President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy grew up in the public spotlight. When the world witnessed the moment the adorable 3-year-old JFK Jr. saluted his fallen father, the image was seared into the nation’s collective memory. [Source: Sapkar PR]

Andron Film Review - Sci-Fi Thriller Starring Alec Baldwin and Danny Glover

Andron Film Review - Sci-Fi Thriller Starring Alec Baldwin and Danny Glover

SYNOPSIS:In the year 2154, a group of young men and women awake in a dark claustrophobic maze. They don't remember who they are or how they got stuck in the Black Labyrinth of Andron. The group must learn to decipher codes, understand the signals and beat the tests in this mysterious and bizarre place.  Out of necessity they struggle to form a bond to survive, while the outside world watches and wagers on their fate.  [Source: Momentum Pictures]

The Witness Film Review

The Witness Film Review

SYNOPSIS: Fifty years ago, the name “Kitty Genovese” became synonymous with urban apathy after 38 eyewitnesses did nothing while an attacker stabbed her to death on a street in New York City.

“For more than half an hour,” The New York Timesreport began, “38 respectable, law-abiding citizens…watched a killer stalk and stab a woman in three separate attacks.”

Forty years later, her brother Bill, who was 16 at the time of his sister’s death, decides to re-examine the details of the crime.

THE WITNESS is a probing and deeply personal investigation into one of the most iconic crimes in New York history, featuring interviews with those closest to the murder including the surviving witnesses to Kitty’s death.  It offers an illuminating look into the way stories take form and their rippling effects on the lives they touch. [Source: THE WITNESS, LLC]

Clifton Collins Announces Triple 9 Movie and Prison Ramen Cookbook

Clifton Collins Announces Triple 9 Movie and Prison Ramen Cookbook

An acting chameleon, Clifton Collins Jr. can easily lose himself in the life of his film and television characters, with memorable roles in blockbuster projects including TRAFFIC, CAPOTE, ONE EIGHT SEVEN and PACIFIC RIM.  Collins is seemingly everywhere and then some right now with his upcoming projects TRIPLE 9 (in theaters February 26),which also stars Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet, Jr.,Michael K. Williams, Teresa Palmer and Gal Gadot, two film projects headed to this year's SXSW festival, TRANSPECOS, and PUNCHING THE CLOWN and a leading role in the highly anticipated HBO series "Westworld," opposite Anthony Hopkins.