With a laugh-packed mix of big-screen, small-screen and music stars, Patricia Heaton and her husband, David Hunt have executive-produced MOMS’ NIGHT OUT, a new kind of family comedy in theaters May 9, 2014–just in time for Mother’s Day.
From TriStar Pictures, distributors of SOUL SURFER and COURAGEOUS, MOMS’ NIGHT OUT has early audiences raving about its laugh-out-loud portrayal of the chaos of parenting. With its PG rating this clean comedy will be a hit with families everywhere.
Heaton is one of America’s top female comedic actresses and the well-known star of Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle, two of the most popular television comedies of all time. She joins Sarah Drew, (Grey’s Anatomy), Sean Astin (LORD OF THE RINGS and RUDY), and platinum-selling country recording artist Trace Adkins (THE LINCOLN LAWYER) in a story both hilarious and endearing for its spot-on view on parenting and real-life family relationships.
In the story, Allyson (Sarah Drew) and her friends long for a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and talk–a long-overdue “moms’ night out.” But to indulge in high heels, adult conversation, and not having to cut anyone else’s meat, their husbands will need to watch the kids for a few hours. What could go wrong?
“Every mom and dad in America–whether they have toddlers, tweens or teens–is [...]
Half of a Yellow Sun, the highly-anticipated film, will have its world premiere at the 38th annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) today, Sunday 8th September 2013, at the Winter Garden Theatre, Toronto, Canada.
Half of a Yellow Sun’s premiere at the prestigious TIFF, is a particularly momentous occasion for Nigeria’s booming film industry. Today’s event is the first ever red-carpet screening of a Nigerian film at a leading international film festival, and is a befitting debut for the sensational, one-of-a-kind, iconic production.
The British-born Nigerian actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor (star of Inside Man, American Gangster, 12 Years a Slave), and Thandie Newton (star of Crash, For Colored Girls, The Pursuit of Happyness), will lead the cast of Nigerian and international actors to the festival. Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls, The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency), John Boyega (Attack the Block) and top Nollywood actors Genevieve Nnaji and Onyeka Onwenu are also scheduled to attend the premiere.
Based on the award-winning novel by Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun is directed by prolific UK-based Nigerian playwright, Biyi Bandele, and produced by Andrea Calderwood (HBO’s Generation Kill, The Last King of Scotland: winner of three BAFTAs and an Oscar). The British/Nigerian co-production was shot at the Tinapa Film Studios in Calabar [...]
“. . . tense, involving, ultimately touching.” — Los Angeles Times
CROSSROAD weaves a story of ordinary, seemingly unrelated people who learn the intimate power of God in a hostage situation with lives hanging in the balance. With his feature movie debut, award-winning Director Shervin Youssefian takes audiences to the CROSSROAD, a gripping film that debuts on DVD March 12, 2013.
“Twelve strangers cross paths in a diner, and as a hostage situation ensues, little by little they learn how they’re all connected,” said Youssefian, who also wrote CROSSROAD. “Trusting God is the central theme of the movie.”
Praise for CROSSROAD“The faith-based ensemble drama CROSSROAD builds considerable power as it weaves its pensive tale of life, death and destiny . . . an often tense, involving, ultimately touching tale of redemption and forgiveness.” — Los Angeles Times
“Another great Christian film that EVERYONE should see!” — Christian Film Database
“A surprisingly gritty thriller . . . CROSSROAD offers a message of hope and forgiveness.” — Pasadena Weekly
SYNOPSIS Fueled by revenge, Michael (Philip Bulcock) sets up a meeting at an out-of-the-way diner with the man who murdered his wife and child six years earlier. But his plans of killing him come to a sudden standstill when two gunmen [...]
New Movie Entertains, Enlightens on the Plight of India’s ‘Untouchables;’ January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month
On a wave of strong praise from advance screenings,NOT TODAY—the first church-made film around an international issue—hits theaters Friday, April 12. (See below for list of debut cities.) In NOT TODAY, a spoiled young American encounters trafficking of children among India’s “untouchables” and is forever changed.
“NOT TODAY is the first feature-length, faith-based film to tackle human trafficking, a global disease,” Producer Brent Martz said. “It’s entertainment, yes. But entertainment with world-changing purpose.”
NOT TODAY is produced by Friends Media, an arm of Friends Church of Yorba Linda, Calif., where Martz heads creative ministries. Rising star Cody Longo (Hollywood Heights, Fame, Make It or Break It) plays Caden, a spoiled, SoCal rich kid partying in India. On mean city streets, he’s oblivious to the so-called “untouchables” until a young girl sold into slavery draws him into the world of India’s outcast Dalits. Fighting to find her, Caden finds himself and his faith re-energized. Also featured in NOT TODAY: John Schneider (OCTOBER BABY, Smallville, The Dukes of Hazzard), Shari Rigby (OCTOBER BABY, The Bold and the Beautiful) and Cassie Scerbo (Make It or Break It, Hot in Cleveland).
Typical audience response to NOT TODAY, from the advance screening at the 2012 Urbana student missions [...]