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‘Rudy’ Returns To Theaters In Celebration of The Iconic Film’s 25th Anniversary!

‘Rudy’ Returns To Theaters In Celebration of The Iconic Film’s 25th Anniversary!

He’s five-feet-nothin’, a hundred and nothin’ and barely has a speck of athletic ability, but Rudy Ruettiger still became a sports legend. As the 2018 football season begins, the film that introduced the world to “Rudy” will return to movie theaters nationwide for two days only on August 28 and September 2, in celebration of its 25th anniversary.

Accompanying these theatrical screenings of “Rudy” is an introduction featuring the real-life Rudy Ruettiger and a Q&A hosted by Michael Phillips, film critic for the Chicago Tribune, and filmed in front of a live audience at Chicago’s historic Music Box Theatre.

Tickets for “Rudy” are available now at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.

Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Entertainment present “Rudy” in more than 600 select movie theaters on Tuesday, August 28, and Sunday, September 2, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time (both days) through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). A complete list of theater locations will be available July 27 on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Rudy” will play in theaters just as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish play their first game of the year on September 1, facing the Michigan Wolverines and continuing a rivalry that dates back to 1887.

It’s been 43 years since Rudy Ruettiger became the first player to be carried off the field in Notre Dame history during the Notre Dame-Georgia Tech game in November 1975. The film “Rudy” was originally released in October 1993, and stars Sean Astin as Ruettiger, whose dream of making the football team at Notre Dame seems entirely out of reach. Through his relentless determination and exuberant spirit, Rudy endures every possible obstacle to follow his life’s true passion – a dream he refuses to let die.

Directed by David Anspaugh (Hoosiers) and written by Angelo Pizzo, “Rudy” has experienced both critical acclaim and enduring popularity among movie and sports fans. Roger Ebert wrote that “Rudy” is “more than simply sports sentiment. It’s a small but powerful illustration of the human spirit.” Moreover, “Rudy” has been named one of the best sports films of all time by Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Esquire and Bleacher Report.

With an impressive cast that includes Ned Beatty, Charles S. Dutton, Robert Prosky, Jon Favreau and Lili Taylor, “Rudy” also features a rousing, enduring musical score by Academy Award® winner Jerry Goldsmith.

“This is truly one of the most popular and well-loved sports movies ever made, and it’s a spectacular way to usher in the football season,” Fathom Events VP of Studio Relations Tom Lucas said. “Seeing ‘Rudy’ on the big screen, with an audience of people equally inspired by Rudy Ruettiger and his ambition, is an experience no movie or sports fan will want to miss.”

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‘AS I AM: THE LIFE AND TIME$ OF DJ AM’: Film on Legendary DJ AM Launches Indiegogo Campaign

‘AS I AM: THE LIFE AND TIME$ OF DJ AM’: Film on Legendary DJ AM Launches Indiegogo Campaign

'As I Am: The Life and Times of DJ AM'

‘As I Am: The Life and Times of DJ AM’

AS I AM: THE LIFE AND TIME$ OF DJ AM, the highly regarded documentary from award-winning director Kevin Kerslake celebrating the life of DJ pioneer Adam Michael Goldstein, A.K.A. DJ AM, launched its crowdfunding campaign today via Indiegogo, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform.

Self-financed and independently produced by Manifest in partnership with Integral Entertainment Group (IEG), contributions to the Indiegogo campaign will help fund the film’s music licenses and self-distribution/marketing costs. Proceeds from any online, TV or theatrical distribution of the film will benefit MusiCares®, the chosen charity for the DJ AM Memorial Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation.

To engage directly with the campaign, please go to: http://igg.me/at/djamdoc

With unfettered access to AM’s personal archives, AS I AM is told from the inside out, featuring AM’s iconic mixes, never-before-seen footage, photos, and a riveting autobiographical speech by AM shortly before his death. AS I AM includes interviews with close friends and colleagues Mark Ronson, Steve Aoki, A-Trak, Mix Master Mike, Diplo, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Jon Favreau and Dr. Drew, among many others. The film also explores AM’s triumph over an early struggle with substance abuse, which resulted in 11 years of model sobriety and a life devoted to helping others in recovery. After surviving a deadly plane crash with Blink 182’s Travis Barker, AM suffered from survivor’s guilt and PTSD, which in part led to a fatal relapse in 2009.

Fans who contribute to the AS I AM campaign will be the first to see the film and have access to a number of valuable collectibles and one-of-a-kind rewards, including:

  • Access to AM’s personal 900+ collector sneaker collection, plus his signed album covers, vintage t-shirts and art collection
  • Dog tag-style USB drive with 25 of AM’s iconic mixes, including 2 mixes that have never been released
  • DJ AM x Serato Limited Edition Control Vinyl, plus a set of limited edition DJ AM slipmats, made exclusively for this campaign
  • VIP passes to HARD DAY of the DEAD
  • From AM’s collection, a limited edition Banksy art piece, titled “Jack And Jill (Police Kids),” signed by Banksy himself
  • AM’s Daft Punk costume, an exact, head-to-toe replica of Thomas Bangalter’s outfit made by Daft Punk’s personal tailor, including full leather jacket and helmet, that he wore at HARD Haunted Mansion on Halloween in 2008.

Instrumental in transforming DJ culture into a booming, billion dollar business, DJ AM pioneered a new open-format or mash-up style which mixed together rock, hip hop, R&B, and EDM. Known as the first rock star of the DJ world, the entrepreneurial AM went on to become one of the most influential DJs on the planet.

AS I AM is written and directed by Kevin Kerslake, one of a handful of directors responsible for defining the aesthetic of the MTV generation, helming award-winning videos for Nirvana, Green Day, R.E.M, The Rolling Stones and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.Says Kerslake: “To track the rise of DJ AM is to not only catalog the singular achievements of a master turntablist, but to chart the explosive growth of the most popular music genre of our time. To track the fall of AM is to dive into the mystery of a human psyche at war with itself.”

AS I AM is produced by Kerslake under his production banner Manifest, Robert Bruce and Dan Franklin of Integral Entertainment Group, and Joel Marcus, who also edited the film. It is Executive Produced by Goldstein’s mother, Andrea Gross, along with Todd Alstrup, Warren Peace, Sacha Cohen, Noel Lohr and Cheryl Horner Sirulnick, and co-produced by DJ Kevin Scott, Jonathan Shecter, Kate Franklin, John Beug and Scott Pascucci.

AS I AM premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and the 2015 Hot Docs Festival, and is closing the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival this Friday, July 31. For more information on AS I AM, visit djamdoc.com and connect on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

About Manifest:

An independent production company founded by director Kevin Kerslake, Manifest works at the crossroads of mainstream and core cultures, focused chiefly on feature films, television, music videos, and brand integrated content.

About The DJ AM Memorial Fund:

The DJ AM Memorial Fund maintains the legacy of Adam Goldstein and his commitment to helping others with addiction. Utilizing media partnerships to garner support and increase awareness, contributions help organizations and projects committed to addressing issues of addiction and recovery.

About Indiegogo:

Indiegogo empowers people around the world to fund what matters to them. As the largest global crowdfunding platform, campaigns have launched from almost every country around the world with millions of dollars being distributed every week due to contributions made by the Indiegogo community. Indiegogo is an open platform dedicated to democratizing the way people raise funds for any project – creative, entrepreneurial or cause-related. The company was launched in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles and New York. For more information, visit indiegogo.com and connect on Facebook and Twitter.

About Integral Entertainment Group (IEG): 

IEG is a full service production company committed to creating artistically driven, commercially viable cross media entertainment projects to a worldwide audience. Based in Los Angeles, IEG was founded by industry veterans with over thirty years of experience collaborating on numerous high profile projects including The Grammy Awards on CBS, The World Music Awards on ABC, among others.

About MusiCares:

Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy®, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music industry people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. The MusiCares MAP Fund allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community. Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, MusiCares Safe Harbor Rooms, supported by the Bohemian Foundation, offer a support network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events. For more information, visit musicares.org.

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Universal Pictures’ Launches ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ New Telegram Promotion

Universal Pictures’ Launches ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ New Telegram Promotion

Before the days of tweets and status updates, when folks needed to get the word out fast, they sent a telegram.  Times have changed, but thanks to Cowboys & Aliens and Telegram Stop, you can revisit the Old West and for a limited time by sending friends and family a FREE Cowboys & Aliens-branded telegram in the mail!

Click here to create your own!
http://telegramstop.com/cowboysandaliens

Type in your message and use code CA2011 to get your free telegram mailed anywhere in the world!

Cowboys and Aliens, starring Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig, explodes into theaters nationwide on July 29th! 

Official Synopsis: 1875.  New Mexico Territory.  A stranger (Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hardscrabble desert town of Absolution.  The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist.  What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford).  It’s a town that lives in fear.

But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky.  Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these mysterious visitors challenge everything the residents have ever known.

Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation.  As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and what he’s experienced, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force.  

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New Action-Packed Trailer For Jon Favreau’s ‘Cowboys & Aliens’

New Action-Packed Trailer For Jon Favreau’s ‘Cowboys & Aliens’

A brand new trailer for for Jon Favreau’s ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ has hit the web! The film stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Noah Ringer, Paul Dano, Keith Carradine, Clancy Brown, Ana de la Reguera, Abigail Spencer and Adam Beach. Check it out below and be sure to weigh in with your thoughts!

Synopsis: 1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde. It’s a town that lives in fear.

But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known.

Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he’s been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella, he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents – townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors – all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.

Source: Apple

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New International Poster For Jon Favreau’s ‘Cowboys & Aliens’

New International Poster For Jon Favreau’s ‘Cowboys & Aliens’

Universal Pictures has released a new international teaser poster for Jon Favreau’s upcoming sci-fi western Cowboys & Aliens.The film stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Noah Ringer, Paul Dano, Keith Carradine, Clancy Brown, Ana de la Reguera, Abigail Spencer and Adam Beach. Check it out below and be sure to weigh in with your thoughts!

Official Synopsis: 1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde. It’s a town that lives in fear.

But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known.

Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he¿s been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella, he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents – townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors – all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.

Source: Yahoo

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Official Trailer For Jon Favreau‘s ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ Unleashed!

Official Trailer For Jon Favreau‘s ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ Unleashed!

The first official trailer for Jon Favreau‘s Cowboys & Aliens has debuted via Yahoo. The film stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Noah Ringer, Paul Dano, Keith Carradine, Clancy Brown, Ana de la Reguera, Abigail Spencer and Adam Beach. Check it out below and be sure to weigh in with your thoughts!

Official Synopsis: 1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde. It’s a town that lives in fear.

But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known.

Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he¿s been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella, he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents – townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors – all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.

Source: Yahoo

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Official Teaser Poster For Jon Favreau‘s ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ Unleashed!

Official Teaser Poster For Jon Favreau‘s ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ Unleashed!

The first official teaser poster for Jon Favreau‘s Cowboys & Aliens. Has debuted via Yahoo. The film stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Noah Ringer, Paul Dano, Keith Carradine, Clancy Brown, Ana de la Reguera, Abigail Spencer and Adam Beach. Check it out below and be sure to weigh in with your thoughts!

Official Synopsis: 1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde. It’s a town that lives in fear.

But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known.

Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he¿s been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella, he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents – townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors – all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.

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Abigail Spencer Joins The Cast of Jon Favreau’s ‘Cowboys & Aliens’

Abigail Spencer Joins The Cast of Jon Favreau’s ‘Cowboys & Aliens’

Abigail Spencer

Abigail Spencer, one of the talented stars of “Mad Men”, has joined the cast of director Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens.

The actress joins the already cast Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Noah Ringer, Paul Dano, Keith Carradine, Clancy Brown, Ana de la Reguera and Adam Beach.

Spencer is set to play a prostitute named Alice, a former lover of Craig’s character who makes him change his ways.

The project is currently shooting outside Sante Fe, New Mexico and is based on the Platinum Studios graphic novel written by Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek) are producing the film and wrote the script with “Lost” co-creator Damon Lindelof.

The flick is currently slated to hit theaters on July 29, 2011.

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Jon Favreau Tweets New Photo From The Set of ‘Cowboys & Aliens’

Jon Favreau Tweets New Photo From The Set of ‘Cowboys & Aliens’

Director Jon Favreau (Iron Man) has tweeted a new pic the set of his upcoming sci-fi action western, Cowboys & Aliens. Check it out below! Be sure to follow Jon Favreau on Twitter at this location >

The film stars Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell and Harrison Ford and is based on the Platinum Studios graphic novel written by Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek) are producing the film and wrote the script with “Lost” co-creator Damon Lindelof.

The flick is currently slated to hit theaters on July 29, 2011.

Official Synopsis: 1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger (Daniel Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford). It’s a town that lives in fear.

But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known.

Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he’s been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents—townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors—all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.

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‘Iron Man 2’ – Ten New Stills From The Film Hit The Web

‘Iron Man 2’ – Ten New Stills From The Film Hit The Web

Ten new stills from Marvel’s highly anticipated summer blockbuster, Iron Man 2, have hit the web and you can check them out below. Iron Man 2 stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Mickey Rourke, Don Cheadle, Favreau, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Garry Shandling, John Slattery, Kate Mara and Clark Gregg. The film hits theaters on May 7, 2010.

Synopsis: Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster film based on the legendary Marvel Super Hero Iron Man, reuniting director Jon Favreau and Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr. In Iron Man 2, the world is aware that billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Downey Jr.) is the armored Super Hero Iron Man. Under pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military, Tony is unwilling to divulge the secrets behind the Iron Man armor because he fears the information will slip into the wrong hands. With Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), and James “Rhodey” Rhodes (Don Cheadle) at his side, Tony forges new alliances and confronts powerful new forces.

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