Disney Tale ‘Christopher Robin’ With Ewan McGregor Hits Blu-ray In November

Disney’s Christopher Robin, a feature which has the titular character (Ewan McGregor) meeting his youthful friends (Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, Owl), hits Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on November 6. The picture, directed by Finding Neverland filmmaker Marc Forster, also stars Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter). The picture was a hit for Disney, as the family film made over $186 million worldwide.

Extras on the Blu-ray and Digital HD releases include the featurettes “In Which . . . A Movie Is Made for Pooh,” “In Which . . . Pooh Finds His Voice,” “In Which . . . Pooh and Walt Become Friends,” and “In Which . . . Pooh and Friends Come to Life.” The Digital release also comes with the bonus featurette “In Which . . . We Were Very Young.”

Have you seen Christopher Robin or are you excited to check out another story centering around the Winnie the Pooh universe? Feel free to comment below!

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Shay Mitchell Has Graveyard Shift From Hell In ‘The Possession of Hannah Grace’ Trailer

Thanks to Pretty Little Liars and more recently Lifetime’s freshman series You, Shay Mitchell has carved out a successful career on television. With The Possession of Hannah Grace, Mitchell is front and center as Megan Reed, a woman who works at a morgue.

In the trailer, Megan believes that “when you die, you die,” but what happens when a dead lady (Kirby Johnson) was the subject of an exorcism? Apparently, some corpses still have a little life in them, and Megan will soon find out that working the graveyard shift may eventually put you six feet under!! Stana Katic (Bones) and Grey Damon (Aquarius) round out the ensemble. The trailer suggests the tale may have its share of jump scares, but the final moments of the clip show that the film also has the chance of being absolutely terrifying!

The Possession of Hannah Grace opens nationwide November 30.

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Ansel Elgort Plays Two Very Different Brothers In Twisty ‘Jonathan’ Trailer

Ansel Elgort’s charismatic performance in Baby Driver was one of 2017’s cinematic highlights, and this time out he’s delving into the psychological thriller genre in Jonathan. Elgort plays two brothers who live completely separate existences all within the same body (one person spends his waking hours during the day and the other is conscious during the evening). Their unique dynamic takes a turn for the worse after they become involved with the same woman (The Bad Batch’s Suki Waterhouse). With its blend of sci-fi and suspense elements, Jonathan has the makings of a solid and compelling tale. 

The picture, which co-stars Patricia Clarkson (The Bookshop), marks the feature writing and directing debut of Bill Oliver. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!

Jonathan hits theaters and On Demand November 16.

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Gerard Butler Hits The Waters With Timely Submarine Epic ‘Hunter Killer’

Gerard Butler (Den of Thieves) stars in Hunter Killer as Captain Joe Glass, a man who leads a group of Navy SEALs to rescue the kidnapped Russian president and hopefully put prevent World War III. Rounding out the cast are Gary Oldman (Dark Hour), Linda Cardellini (Mad Men) and Toby Stephens (Die Another Day).

“I loved it immediately,” said Butler. “Classic script. Great action. Very involved, detailed plot. Fantastic characters and heroes from all different walks of life. Between the Army, the Navy, the Russians – it was such a well put together story”

Click on the media bar to hear why Butler, who also produces the film, believes Hunter Killer is a timely story.

Hunter Killer, directed by Donovan Marsh (Avenged, Spud) opens nationwide October 26.

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‘Gauguin: Voyage To Tahiti’ With Vincent Cassel Lands Blu-Ray Release In November

Gauguin: Voyage To Tahiti, which features internationally renowned actor Vincent Cassel (Ocean’s Twelve, La Haine) as the celebrated artist, hits Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms November 6 via the Cohen Media Group. 

Frustrated with the modern world, Gauguin left his wife and children in 1891 to travel to Tahiti where he encounters the native Polynesians and enters a relationship with a young girl named Tehura (she would become his artistic music). After his initial two year excursion to the island, he would return to Tahiti in 1895 (Gauguin died in Marquesas Islands in 1903). Cassel lost 44 pounds, on mainly a diet of fruit and raw fish, in preparation for the role. Donald Sutherland (Oviri), son Kiefer Sutherland (Paradise Found), and Anthony Quinn (Lust for Life) have also played Gauguin in previous films. 

Extras on the release include the featurettes “Vincent Cassel Is Gauguin” and “Life and Painting of Gauguin.”

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Rupert Everett Immerses Himself In Oscar Wilde Research With ‘The Happy Prince’

Rupert Everett writes, directs, and headlines The Happy Prince, the story of the last days of famed poet and playwright Oscar Wilde. For the project, Everett spent a healthy amount of time diving into Wilde’s universe.

“Immersing myself in Oscar Wilde was really exciting,” said Everett. “When you set off writing a script, especially about a subject like this, you can really know what that character was doing every day because they all wrote so many letters in the 19th century. So, you could sleuth a character in a very good way. You can go to the places and find the street corners and the houses. You can find the clothes, all sorts of things, if you want to. That’s one of the parts of writing a historical story that’s really exciting. Tons of books I read. Contemporary ones and ones written now. And that’s how it all came about.”

Click on the media bar to hear Everett discuss how he brought Oscar Wilde to life in The Happy Prince:

The Happy Prince, co-starring Colin Firth, is now playing in select theaters.

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