‘The Skeleton Twins’ With Kristen Wiig & Bill Hader Hits Blu-Ray December 16

 

The Skeleton Twins, a drama which received excellent reviews for Saturday Night Live vets Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, hits Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand December 16.

The storyline centers on Maggie (Wiig) and Milo (Hader), estranged twins who reunite after a ten year hiatus from each other.  Directed and co-penned by Craig Johnson (Mark Heyman is the other scribe), the picture won Best Screenplay at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Luke Wilson and Modern Family’s Ty Burrell also star in the feature.

Kristen Wiig and Luke Wilson in 'The Skeleton Twins' - Lionsgate
Kristen Wiig and Luke Wilson in ‘The Skeleton Twins’ – Lionsgate

Special features on the Blu-ray and DVD include:

  • Gag Reel
  • Outtakes
  • Deleted scenes with optional commentary from filmmaker/co-writer Craig Johnson
  • Two featurettes: “To Whom It May Concern: Making The Skeleton Twins” and “Sweet Moves”
  • Commentary with Johnson, Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader
  • Commentary with Johnson, co-writer Mark Heyman and producer/editor Jennifer Lee

Hopefully I’ll have my hands on a Blu-ray copy of The Skeleton Twins, and I’ll be posting a review of the title shortly.

 

The Skeleton Twins - Lionsgate
The Skeleton Twins – Lionsgate
The Skeleton Twins - Lionsgate
The Skeleton Twins – Lionsgate

 

 

‘The Imitation Game’ To Receive “Ensemble” Award At Palm Springs Fest

The Imitation Game, a WWII set feature that centers on code breaker Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch), will receive the Ensemble Performance Award at the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF).

The cast members, along with Cumberbatch, include Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, Charles Dance, and Mark Strong. The Awards Gala takes place Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

The Imitation Game is one of the very best ensembles to grace the screen this season,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley lead an outstanding cast in The Imitation Game, a film about Alan Turing as he attempts to crack Germany’s Enigma machine. The Palm Springs International Film Festival is proud to present the entire cast of The Imitation Game with the Ensemble Performance Award.”

Other honorees that will receive awards at the event include Julianne Moore (Still Alice), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything), and J.K. Simmons (Whiplash).

PSIFF runs January 2-12. For more info, please go to its official site.

Godzilla Hits PlayStation 4 (And PS3!) For Summer ’15

 

Bandai Namco Games America Inc. will release Godzilla on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 consoles for summer 2015.

The videogame, developed by Natsume Atari, has players (as the titular character) destroying each area’s Energy Generator and collecting as much G-Energy as possible (the energy is used to power-up Godzilla). A movie-style camera angle system is also inflused into the game, which also has Godzilla taking on Mothra, King Ghidorah, and Mechagodzilla.

With Mission mode, players will cover over 20 stages of gameplay. Diorama mode is available for players who want to capture photos of Godzilla in different environments, and with King of Monsters mode Godzilla fights other creatures to become the true leader of the world beating beasts.

Godzilla - Bandai Namco Games America Inc.
Godzilla – Bandai Namco Games America Inc.

Godzilla has had a long history and is one of Japan’s most famous pop culture exports that have entertained millions of people for generations in the West.” said Chris Gilbert, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. “We’re excited to continue this great history by bringing the Godzilla  videogame for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 to excited fans. Let the countdown to monstrous destruction and epic battles begin!”

For more info, check out Bandai Namco Games’ official U.S. Facebook page.

Mothra in "Godzilla" - Banda Namco Games America Inc.
Mothra in “Godzilla” – Banda Namco Games America Inc.
King Ghidrah in 'Godzilla' - (Banda Namco Games America Inc.)
King Ghidrah in ‘Godzilla’ – (Banda Namco Games America Inc.)
MechaGodzilla in 'Godzilla' (Bandai Namco Games America, Inc.)
MechaGodzilla in ‘Godzilla’ (Bandai Namco Games America, Inc.)
Jet Jaguar in 'Godzilla' - (Namco Bandai Games America Inc.)
Jet Jaguar in ‘Godzilla’ – (Namco Bandai Games America Inc.)

 

Godzilla (Banda Namco Games America Inc.)
Godzilla (Banda Namco Games America Inc.)