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Movies Coming Out This Weekend – July 23rd

Old – PG13 – Thriller, Suspense
A chilling, mysterious new thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly … reducing their entire lives into a single day.
Kylie Begley, Nolan River, Alexa Swinton, M. Night Shyamalan, Eliza Scanlen, Alex Wolff, Rufus Sewell, Emun Elliott

Snake Eyes – PG13 – Action, Adventure
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins stars Henry Golding as Snake Eyes, a tenacious loner who is welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan called the Arashikage after saving the life of their heir apparent. Upon arrival in Japan, the Arashikage teach Snake Eyes the ways of the ninja warrior while also providing something he’s been longing for: a home. But, when secrets from his past are revealed, Snake Eyes’ honor and allegiance will be tested – even if that means losing the trust of those closest to him. Based on the iconic G.I. Joe character, Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins also stars Andrew Koji as Storm Shadow, Úrsula Corberó as The Baroness, Samara Weaving as Scarlett, Haruka Abe as Akiko, Tahehiro Hira as Kenta and Iko Uwais as Hard Master.
Henry Golding, Samara Weaving, David Ellison, Iko Uwais, Robert Schwentke, Evan Spiliotopoulos, Úrsula Corberó, Andrew Koji

Midnight In The Switchgrass – R – Thriller, Cime
While in Florida on another case, FBI agents Helter (Willis) and Lombardo (Fox) cross paths with state cop Crawford (Hirsch), who’s investigating a string of female murders that appear to be related. Lombardo and Crawford team up for an undercover sting, but it goes horribly wrong, plunging Lombardo into grave danger and pitting Crawford against a serial killer in a twisted game of cat and mouse.
Bruce Willis, Emile Hirsch, Megan Fox, Randall Emmett, Lukas Haas, Michael Beach, Welker White, Alan Horsnail

Joe Bell – R – Drama. True Story
The true story of an Oregonian father who pays tribute to his gay teenage son Jadin, embarking on a self-reflective walk across America to speak his heart to heartland citizens about the real and terrifying costs of bullying.
Mark Wahlberg, Reinaldo Marcus Green, Jake Gyllenhaal, Larry McMurtry, Reid Miller, Connie Britton, Maxwell Jenkins, Morgan Lily

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Hollywood Archive: Matt Damon

Matt Damon is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter. Ranked among Forbes’ most bankable stars, the films in which he has appeared have collectively earned over $3.12 billion at the North American box office, making him one of the highest-grossing actors of all time. He has received various awards and nominations, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards.

Damon began his acting career by appearing in high school theater productions. He made his professional acting debut in the film Mystic Pizza. He came to prominence in 1997 when he and Ben Affleck wrote and starred in Good Will Hunting, which won them the Academy and Golden Globe awards for Best Screenplay and earned Damon a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. He continued to garner praise from critics for his roles as the title character in Saving Private Ryan, the antihero in The Talented Mr. Ripley, a fallen angel in Dogma, an energy analyst in Syriana, a corrupt Irish-American policeman in The Departed, and race car driver Carroll Shelby in Ford v Ferrari.

Damon is also known for his starring roles as Jason Bourne in the Bourne franchise and as a con man in the Ocean’s trilogy. Damon has also performed voice-over work in both animated and documentary films, and has established two production companies with Affleck. He has been involved in charitable work with organizations including the One Campaign, H2O Africa Foundation, Feeding America, and Water.org.

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Movies Coming Out This Week – July 19th

Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans – NR – Adventure, Fantasy
Following the events of the Tales of Arcadia trilogy, the heroes of Arcadia must band together to protect humanity from the evil Arcane Order, who wield their dark and uncontrollable magic to summon ancient titans that threaten to destroy the world.
Guillermo del Toro

Once I Was Engaged – NR – Comedy
A new coming-of-age comedy from the creators of Once I Was a Beehive! When Bree Carrington gets engaged while at BYU Hawaii, her loving but over-the-top mom goes all out to create the wedding of the century. But both mother and daughter must overcome the pressure of perfection when this happily ever after story doesn’t go quite as expected.
Shaun Johnson, Paris Warner, Maclain Nelson, Claire Niederpruem, Lisa Valentine Clark, Tanner Gillman, Mila Smith, Bart Johnson

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Indie Film “Through Her Eyes” tells a Civil Rights-Era Story Through a New Lense

Filmmaker Trenton Lumpkin, Align Entertainment, LLC., Triauric, in partnership with 1091 Pictures, have recently announced the commercial release of their latest offering, Through Her Eyes, set to land on digital platforms on July 20, 2021. The indie feature, which runs just over one hour, is not only a brilliant showcase of Lumpkin’s talent as a storyteller, but also introduces budding leading lady Rayven Symone Ferrell. A coming of age film, Through Her Eyes presents the daily life of one African-American family in Selma, Alabama just as the state decides to desegregate schools. As the title implies, the story is told mostly from the perspective of Ferrell’s character: 15-year-old Rosalee Wimbush who, despite her shyness, exudes power and displays a level of courage that even some of the adults around her could not muster.

While the film is a fictionalized account of one little girl’s true experience with desegregation, Lumpkin’s story and the way in which it is presented manage to avoid the pitfall of relying on history alone to do the heavy lifting. The writer/director creates a world in which viewers are just as vested in the lives of Rosalee’s parents Otis and May as they are in her own. As Rosalee wrestles with the decision to become the first child to desegregate her school, viewers are also treated to no less than three concurrent storylines beautifully explored and developed. By giving the audience a chance to get to know each of the supporting characters in the protagonist’s life, Lumpkin manages to humanize the Civil Rights Movement, serving as a reminder that many of the courageous people who changed the course of American history in the late 1960s, were more than just names in the pages of history books.

Comprised mostly of former stage actors, the cast delivers a captivating performance that doesn’t rely on much more than their presence on screen. Through Her Eyes is a coming of age story that reminds viewers that there are pockets of hope and joy to be found even in the midst of darkness. Through its portrayal of normal Black life, including some of the most mundane and commonplace moments, Through Her Eyes is a welcomed shift in perspectives in the world of historical dramas.

“History is not Fiction. People lived through these events regardless of how uncomfortable they may cause the viewer to feel. I chose to tell this story because I wanted people to experience what Rosalee had to go through simply for wanting to better herself. What was her crime? Being Black? If we’re going to create a better future, we have to learn from our past,” says Trent Lumpkin.

In addition to being included as part of the coveted USA Today’s Summer of 2021 Movie Picks, Through Her Eyes has been recognized by the African Academy Awards.

Through Her Eyes will be available on digital on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Watch the trailer for the indie film here.

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“The Evil Dead” Returns to Theaters Nationwide for the 40th Anniversary this October

Sam Raimi’s original 1981 horror classic, “THE EVIL DEAD” is slated to return to cinemas nationwide for its 40th anniversary. In addition to the movie that spawned a film, TV, and video game franchise, attendees will be treated to an exclusive introduction from Bruce Campbell, who portrayed the film’s iconic lead character, Ashley “Ash” Williams. The seminal film spawned a multimedia franchise including the upcoming feature installment “EVIL DEAD RISE.”

In the first installment of Sam Raimi’s famed original “THE EVIL DEAD” trilogy, Ash (Campbell), his girlfriend Linda (Betsy Baker), his sister Cheryl (Ellen Sandweiss), and couple Scotty (Hal Delrich) and Shelly (Sarah York), drive to a remote cabin in the woods for a fun getaway. While there, they find the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis (aka “The Book of the Dead”), an ancient tome whose text reawakens the dead when read out loud. After unintentionally releasing a flood of evil, the five friends must fight for their lives or become possessed.

“We are proud to present this special 40th anniversary screening of EVIL DEAD with Fathom Events,” said Grindhouse Releasing co-founder Bob Murawski, who has edited many of Sam Raimi’s films including ARMY OF DARKNESS and SPIDER MAN 1, 2 & 3. “The original film has always been my favorite of the series. It is truly one of the scariest and wildest horror films of all time. I’m thrilled that a new generation of fans will have the chance to experience it in the way I first did – on the big screen with a screaming audience!”

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