CD Review: Shadows Fall “Fire From the Sky”

Shadows Fall
“Fire From the Sky”
Razor & Tie
Producer: Adam Dutkiewicz
Tracks: 10

Our Score: 3 out of 5 stars

“Fire From the Sky” is the 7th release from Massachusetts metalers Shadows Falls. The album is the follow up to the bands 2009 release titled “Retribution”. “Fire From the Sky” is being released via Razor & Tie and features 10 new tracks that were produced by Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz.

Having followed Shadows Falls since the late 90’s it was great to hear that the band would be putting out a new album as the bands last release was in 2009. It goes without saying that I was quite anxious to dive in to the new material. The songs feature some really great playing and a heightened intensity however I really couldn’t find anything else that really grabbed me. In my opinion the song structures were very similar to those hear on the bands last 3. Producer Adam D. did a great job getting the most out of the songs and the albums intensity proves that. I really felt that a majority of the riffs on this album were a bit stock. There were a few tracks that did rise above the other on the album. “Divide and Conquer” was just a sheer metal track while the album’s title track “Fire From the Sky” had a brutal slugging feel to it which made you want bang your head and pump your fist

Long time Shadows Fall fans expecting something new and fresh with this release may not find what they are looking for. However if you can appreciate the album solely based on intensity and skill then you will surely want to pick up a copy of this album.

Track Listing:
1.) The Unknown
2.) Divide and Conquer
3.) Weight of the World
4.) Nothing Remains
5.) Fire From the Sky
6.) Save Your Soul
7.) Blind Faith
8.) Lost Within
9.) Walk the Edge
10.) The Wasteland

Concert Review “Shadows Fall, Station 58, Syracuse, NY”

Shadows Fall, Maps of War, Spire, All That Is Sacred, One Step From Falling
Date: Friday, February 17th 2012
Venue: Station 58, Syracuse, NY

Our Score: 3 out of 5 stars

Shadows Fall came to the intimate Station 58 venue in Syracuse, NY on February 17th and performed to a near capacity crowd. The band came through the city as part of a 5 date tour that is in preparation for their appearance at this year’s Sound Waves festival held in Australia.

One Step From Falling started the night off playing an interesting blend of experimental rock that reminded me of early System of a Down however with less substance. All That Is Scared took the stage next as the club began to slowly fill and though the bands set was brief each member appeared to put their best foot forward. Local favorite Spire was up next and received a very warm welcome from the crowd. The band played a technical blend of prog metal that received a great response from the crowd that helped set the stage for the rest of the evening. Maps of War followed playing to a packed house. The band was very technical and provided an intense in your face performance.

Shadows Fall would close out the night and though the band had not performed since the summer of last year it did not show. Lead vocalist Brian Fair with his signature dreadlocks had the crowd in a sweat filled mosh from the word go. Fair took several trips into the crowd which seemed to only fuel the crowd that much more. Guitarists Jon Donais and Matt Bachand laid down their signature riffage while drummer Jason Bittner and Bassist Paul Romanko filled in the band’s sound with thunderous bass runs and beats. The band played a variety of tracks from their 6 album catalog as well as the track “Fire From the Sky” which will be on the bands upcoming album due in May of this year. Shadows Fall along with all the other bands on the bill really delivered by putting on a great show for the Syracuse crowd.

Shadows Fall Set List:
1.)    My Demise
2.)    Thoughts Without Words
3.)    Enlightened By The Cold
4.)    Burning The Lives
5.)    Stepping Outside The Circle
6.)    Still I Rise
7.)    Fire From The Sky
8.)    The Power of I and I
9.)    King of Nothing
10.) What Drives The Weak
11.)  Inspiration on Demand
12.)  Destroyer of Senses
13.)  The Light That Blinds
14.)  Redemption

 

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Anvil Announce Fall US Tour Dates and To Release Monument of Metal: The Very Best of Anvil On September 27th

After a string of successful tour dates this past July, Anvil are back on the road again! Starting mid-October these metal Legends will work their way north across America to the west coast, making several stops throughout California, and returning to the east coast for the start of November.
As always they promise to bring a show that represnts the true rockers they are!

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Monument of Metal : The Very Best of Anvil

Anvil are true defenders of the faith and they’ve never lost sight of their vision to create uncompromising, dyed in the wool heavy metal. They have been on a rock ‘n’ roll journey for the past 30 years and while few bands can make it to the three year mark, Anvil have closed in on three decades of the most uncompromised and ear pleasing metal known to headbangers. The band’s career has developed into a very public rocket ride into the musical and pop culture stratosphere only recently, though.

Ever since the award-winning documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil propelled the Canadian band from their respectable, hard-earned status as a band revered by the likes of Metallica, Motorhead and Guns N’ Roses, and not to mention, Anvil! director Sascha Gervasi, who served as a former roadie for Anvil and was compelled to make a film about this object of his affection, to a heavy metal feel good story that attracted an exponential amount of new fans to a heritage band, Anvil founding members, vocalist/guitarist Steve “Lips” Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner, have made sure that one thing remains constant. And that’s their dedication to their music.

While they continue to craft new, relevant and exciting hard rock music, it’s their history and their catalog that ensures Anvil’s firm and immovable place in the annals of metal history. Their status as legends is inarguable, even though they are still active as ever.

Overall, though, Anvil don’t have their own chapter in the heavy metal encyclopedia; they have their own volume, thanks to a rich, revered cannon that old fans continuously revisit, all the while attracting new fans to their lair with continued quality music. That’s how damn good Anvil are…
…And That’s precisely why The End Records, which also released the band’s fourteenth album Juggernaut of Justice earlier this year, is choosing to celebrate Anvil’s career with Monument of Metal: The Very Best of Anvil, a 19-track career retrospective that will earn “must own” and “must hear” status for fans both fans new and old.

This set collects choice cuts from Anvil’s career and the track listing was hand-selected by the members of Anvil and spans their three-decade career. It is designed to show you why the aforementioned likes of Guns ‘N Roses, Metallica, Motorhead, Anthrax, Slayer and more have praised Anvil as pioneers and way pavers in the heavy metal world. It’s a retrospective spanning the band’s entire iconic career and a comprehensive heavy metal history lesson captured on record.

“This compilation demonstrates the full diversities of the Anvil’s sound and feel, from the classics though the dark years to the current,” said rhythm keeper Reiner about the songs collected in this set. “These tracks are more to do with power and melody rather than just the speed aspect, although there relevant gems included here! We could endlessly compile Anvil tracks, as most are outstanding in their own rights. I feel this Monument of Metal makes a statement introducing Anvil to new pounders along satisfying the faithful.”

Lips concurred, saying, “This compilation is a great diverse collection of Anvil’s history. It’s a good retrospective of 30+ years of the creating and recording of Anvil’s music. These tracks are among some of our favorites.” He did admit that choosing songs was no easy task, since each of Anvil’s songs is a like a kid to him, saying, “Picking them was not easy as generally speaking we love everything we’ve ever done….otherwise we wouldn’t have recorded the music to begin with. This will serve as a great introduction to Anvil as well as make for great listening pleasure for our old diehard fans. Enjoyand stay heavy!!!

Tour dates:

10/19 – Springfield, VA – Jaxx
10/20 – Pittsburgh, PA  – Altar Bar
10/21 – Akron, OH – Ripper Owens Tap House
10/22 – Westland, MI – Token Lounge
10/23 – South Bend, IN – Club Landing
10/25 – Denver, CO – Casselman’s Bar
10/27 – San Francisco, CA – Red Devil Lounge
10/28 – Redondo Beach, CA – Brixton South Bay
10/29 – Tempe, AZ – Club red
10/30 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – Coach house
10/31 – Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon
11/02 – Oklahoma City, OK – Samaurai’s
11/04 – Darien, IL – Q Sports
11/05 – Cleveland, OH- West Side Masonic Temple
11/06 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
11/07 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
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Track Listing:

1. Metal On Metal (Re-Record From This Is Thirteen 2009 / originally from Metal On Metal, 1982)
2. Winged Assassins” (Re-Record, originally From Forged In Fire, 1983)
3. 666 (From This Is Thirteen, 2009)
4. Thumbhang (From This Is Thirteen, 2009)
5. School Love (Re-Record, originally from Hard ‘N’ Heavy, 1981)
6. Heat Sink (From Metal On Metal, 1982)
7. March of the Crabs (instrumental) (From Metal On Metal, 1982)
8.Plenty of Power (From Plenty Of Power, 2001)
9. Mothra (From Metal On Metal, 1982)
10. Sins of the Flesh (From Worth the Weight, 1992)
11. Jackhammer (live) (From Past And Present; Live In Concert, 1989)
12. Juggernaut of Justice (From Juggernaut of Justice, 2011)
13. No One To Follow (From Absolutely No Alternative, 1997)
14. Mad Dog (From Strength of Steel, 1997)
15. Bottom Feeder (From Back to Basics, 2004)
16. Race Against Time (From Still Going Strong, 2002)
17. American Refugee (From This Is Thirteen, 2007)
18. Fire In The Night (From Pound For Pound, 1988)
19. Park That Truck (From Speed of Sound, 1999)

http://www.myspace.com/anvilmetal
http://www.theendrecords.com/artists/anvil

Sony/Colombia/Screen Gems Fall Release Schedule

Sony/Colombia/Screen Gems has released their Fall 2011 Release Schedule:

8/12/11
30 MINUTES OR LESS

8/19/11 (***Limited Release***)
ATTACK THE BLOCK

8/26/11 – COLOMBIANA
TRISTAR

9/9/11 – BUCKY LARSON BORN TO BE A STAR
COLUMBIA

9/16/11 – STRAW DOGS
SCREEN GEMS

9/23/11 – MONEYBALL
COLUMBIA

9/30/11 – COURAGEOUS
TRISTAR

10/7/11 – THE IDES OF MARCH
COLUMBIA

10/28/11 – ANONYMOUS
COLUMBIA

11/11/11 – JACK AND JILL
COLUMBIA

11/23/11 (WED) – ARTHUR CHRISTMAS (3D)
COLUMBIA/SPA/AARDMAN

12/21/11 (WED) – THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
COLUMBIA

 

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Paramount Releases Fall 2011 Line-Up

Check out Paramount Fall 2011 Release Schedule:

Footloose – 10/14/11
Paranormal Activity 3 – 10/21/11
Like Crazy – 10/28/11 (Limited)
Puss in Boots – 11/4/11
Hugo – 11/23/11
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol – 12/16/11
The Adventures of Tintin – 12/23/11
Young Adult –12/9/11 (Limited); 12/16/11 (Wide)

“FOOTLOOSE”

Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment

Executive Producers: Timothy M. Bourne, Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman

Produced by Craig Zadan,  Neil Meron,  Dylan Sellers, Brad Weston

Story by Dean Pitchford

Screenplay by Dean Pitchford and Craig Brewer

Directed by Craig Brewer

CastKenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell and Dennis Quaid

Synopsis: Writer/Director Craig Brewer (“Hustle & Flow,” “Black Snake Moan”) delivers a new take of the beloved 1984 classic film, “Footloose.”  Ren MacCormack (played by newcomer Kenny Wormald) is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where he experiences   a heavy dose of culture shock.  A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out and Bomont’s local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) responded by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing.   Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter Ariel (Julianne Hough) in the process.

ReleaseOctober 14, 2011.

This film has not yet been rated.

CREDITS ARE NOT FINAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

“Footloose” is a Paramount Pictures release

“LIKE CRAZY”

Paramount Vantage and Indian Paintbrush

Executive Producers: Zygi Wilf, Audrey Wilf, Steven Rales, Mark Roybal

Produced by Jonathan Schwartz, Andrea Sperling

Written by Drake Doremus & Ben York Jones

Directed by Drake Doremus

Cast: Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlie Bewley, Alex Kingston, Oliver Muirhead, Chris Messina, Finola Hughes, Ben York Jones, & Jamie Thomas King.

Synopsis: A love story is both a physical and emotional tale, one that can be deeply personal and heartbreaking for an audience to experience. Director Drake Doremus’ film Like Crazy beautifully illustrates how your first real love is as thrilling and blissful as it is devastating. When a British college student (Felicity Jones) falls for her American classmate (Anton Yelchin) they embark on a passionate and life-changing journey only to be separated when she violates the terms of her visa. Like Crazy explores how a couple faces the real challenges of being together and of being apart. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and of the Special Jury Prize for Best Actress for Felicity Jones, Like Crazy depicts both the hopefulness and the heartbreak of love.

Release:          October 28, 2011 (limited release)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and brief strong language.

CREDITS ARE NOT FINAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

“Like Crazy” is a Paramount Pictures Release

“PUSS IN BOOTS”

DreamWorks Animation SKG

Executive Producers Andrew Adamson, Guillermo del Toro

Produced by Joe Aguilar, Latifa Ouaou

Directed by Chris Miller

www.pussinbootsthemovie.com

Cast: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris

Synopsis:        Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town.  This is the true story of The Cat, The Myth, The Legend…The Boots.

Release:          November 4, 2011

This film has not yet been rated

CREDITS NOT FINAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 “YOUNG ADULT”

Paramount Pictures and Mandate Pictures

Executive Producers: Nathan Kahane, John Malkovich, Steven Rales, Helen Estabrook

Produced by Lianne Halfon, Russell Smith, Diablo Cody, Mason Novick, Jason Reitman

Written by Diablo Cody

Directed by Jason Reitman

Cast: Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson, Elizabeth Reaser

Synopsis: Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron plays Mavis Gary, a writer of teen literature who returns to her small hometown to relive her glory days and attempt to reclaim her happily married high school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson). When returning home proves more difficult than she thought, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate (Patton Oswalt) who hasn’t quite gotten over high school, either.

“Young Adult” reunites Jason Reitman, Academy Award® nominated director of “Juno,” and Academy Award® winning screenwriter, Diablo Cody.

ReleaseDecember 9, 2011 (limited) / December 16, 2011 (wide)

 This film has not been rated.

 CREDITS ARE NOT FINAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 “Young Adult” is a Paramount Pictures release

“THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN”

Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures Present

Executive Producers Ken Kamins, Nick Rodwell, Stephane Sperry

Produced by Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, Kathleen Kennedy

Based on The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé

Screenplay by Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish

Directed by Steven Spielberg

Cast:  Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Toby Jones, Mackenzie Crook, Daniel Mays and Gad Elmaleh.

Synopsis:  Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures Present “The Adventures of Tintin” directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish. Starring Jamie Bell (“Billy Elliot,” “Defiance”) as Tintin, the young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig (“Quantum of Solace,” “Defiance”) as the nefarious Red Rackham.

Based on the series of books The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé, the film is produced by Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson and Kathleen Kennedy.

Release:  December 23, 2011

This film has not yet been rated

CREDITS ARE NOT FINAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

“The Adventures of Tintin” is a Paramount Pictures Release

Relativity Media Upcoming Releases – Fall 2011

Check out the latest titles Relativity Media has planned for the Fall 2011, including SHARK NIGHT 3D, MACHINE GUN PREACHER and IMMORTALS.

 

In Theaters September 2, 2011

DIRECTOR:                  David R. Ellis (The Final Destination)

WRITERS:                    Will Hayes and Jesse Studenberg

CAST:                          Sara Paxton (The InnkeepersSuperhero Movie), Dustin Milligan (“90210”, Final Destination 3), Chris Carmack (“The O.C.”, The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations), Joel David Moore (Avatar), Katharine McPhee (The House Bunny), Sinqua Walls (Friday Night Lights”),  Donal F. Logue (Max Payne), Joshua Leonard (The Blair Witch Project), Alyssa Diaz (Red Dawn), Chris Zylka (The Amazing Spider-Man)

PRODUCERS:             Mike Fleiss, Lynette Howell and Chris Briggs

EXEC. PRODUCERS: Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley, Douglas Curtis, Nick Meyer, Marc Schaberg, Matthew Rowland, Clint Kiske

A sexy summer weekend turns into a blood-soaked nightmare for a group of college students trapped on an island surrounded by voracious underwater predators in Shark Night 3D, a terrifying thrill ride from director David Ellis (The Final Destination, Snakes On a Plane), featuring a red-hot young cast including Sara Paxton (Superhero MovieLast House on the Left), Dustin Milligan (“90210,” Slither), Chris Carmack (“The O.C.”), Joel David Moore (Avatar), Chris Zylka (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Katharine McPhee (The House Bunny).

Arriving by boat at her family’s Louisiana lake island cabin, Sara (Sara Paxton) and her friends quickly strip down to their swimsuits for a weekend of fun in the sun. But when star football player Malik (Sinqua Walls) stumbles from the salt-water lake with his arm torn off, theparty mood quickly evaporates. Assuming the injury was caused by a freak wake-boarding accident, the group realizes they have to get Malik to a hospital on the other side of the lake, and fast.

But as they set out in a tiny speedboat, the college friends discover the lake has been stocked with hundreds of massive, flesh-eating sharks! As they face one grisly death after another, Sara and the others struggle desperately to fend off the sharks, get help and stay alivelong enough to reach the safety of dry land.

WEBSITE:                    http://www.iamrogue.com/sharknight3d

FACBOOK:                  http://www.facebook.com/SharkNight3D

TWITTER:                   http://twitter.com/sharknight3d

MACHINE GUN PREACHER

In Theaters September 23, 2011 (NY/LA Limited Platform)

DIRECTOR:                  Marc Forster

WRITER:                      Jason Keller

CAST:                          Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Kathy Baker, Madeline Carroll, Michael Shannon, Souleymane Sy Savane

PRODUCERS:              Robbie Brenner, Craig Chapman, Deborah Giarratana, Marc Forster, Gary Safady

EXEC. PRODUCERS:  Gerard Butler, Michael Corso, Kyle Dean Jackson, Myles Nestel, Louise Rosner, Adi Shankar, Alan Siegel, Spencer Silna, Bradford Simpson

            Machine Gun Preacher is the inspirational true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing criminal who undergoes an astonishing transformation and finds an unexpected calling as the savior ofhundreds of kidnapped and orphaned children. Gerard Butler (300) delivers a searing performance as Childers, the impassioned founder of the Angels of East Africa rescue organization in Golden Globe-nominated director Marc Forster’s (Monster’s BallFinding Neverland) moving story of violence and redemption.

When ex-biker-gang member Sam Childers (Butler) makes the life-changing decision to go to East Africa to help repair homes destroyed by civil war, he is outraged by the unspeakable horrors faced by the region’s vulnerable populace, especially the children. Ignoring the warnings of more experienced aide workers, Sam breaks ground for an orphanage where it’s most needed—in the middle of territory controlled by the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a renegade militia that forces youngsters to become soldiers before they evenreach their teens.

But for Sam, it is not enough to shelter the LRA’s intended victims. Determined to save as many as possible, he leads armed missions deep into enemy territory to retrieve kidnapped children, restoring peace to their lives—and eventually his own. The explosive, real-life tale of a man who has rescued over a thousand orphans from starvation, disease and enslavement, Machine Gun Preacher also stars Michelle Monaghan (Due Date), Kathy Baker (Cold Mountain), Madeline Carroll (Mr. Popper’s Penguins), Academy Award® nominated Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) and Souleymane Sy Savane (“Damages”).

WEBSITE:                    http://www.machinegunpreacher.org

 

 

 

In Theaters November 11, 2011

DIRECTOR:                  Tarsem Singh (The Fall, The Cell)

WRITERS:                    Charles Parlapanides and Vlas Parlapanides

CAST:                          Henry Cavill (Superman: Man of Steel), Stephen Dorff (Somewhere), Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), Luke Evans (The Raven, The Three Musketeers), Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga), John Hurt(Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2), Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler)

PRODUCERS:              Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton, Ryan Kavanaugh

EXEC. PRODUCERS:  Tucker Tooley, Tommy Turtle, Jeff G. Waxman

Visionary director Tarsem Singh (The CellThe Fall) transports us in this epic tale of treachery, vengeance and destiny in Immortals, a stylish and visually spectacular 3D action adventure. As a power-hungry king razes ancient Greece in search of a legendary weapon, a heroic young villager rises up against him in a thrilling quest as timeless as it is powerful.

The brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) and his murderous Heraklion army rampage across Greece in search of the long lost Bow of Epirus. With the invincible Bow, the king will be able to overthrow the Gods of Olympus and become the undisputed master of his world. With ruthless efficiency, Hyperion and his legions destroy everything in their wake, and it seems nothing will stop the evil king’s mission.

As village after village isobliterated, a stonemason named Theseus (Henry Cavill) vows to avenge his mother, who was killed in one of Hyperion’s brutal raids. When Theseus meets the Sybelline Oracle, Phaedra (Freida Pinto), her disturbing visions of the young man’s future convince her that he is the key to stopping the destruction. With her help, Theseus assembles a small band of followers and embraces his destiny in a final, desperate battle for the future of humanity.Immortals is produced by Gianni Nunnari (300), Mark Canton (300) and Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter).

WEBSITE:                    http://www.immortalsmovie.com

FACBOOK:                  http://www.facebook.com/immortals

TWITTER:                   http://twitter.com/immortalsfilm

Lionsgate Fall Movie Preview

Check out some of the awesome films that Lionsgate has planned for the the Fall.

CONAN THE BARBARIAN 
Release Date: August 19, 2011
Starring: Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, and Ron Perlman
Directed by: Marcus Nispel
Written by: Thomas Dean Donnelly & Joshua Oppenheimer and Sean Hood
Based on the character of Conan as originally created by Robert E. Howard
*Please note this film will be in 3D

SYNOPSIS

“I live.  I love.  I slay…I am content.” – Conan The Barbarian

The most legendary Barbarian of all time is back this Summer.  Having thrived and evolved for eight consecutive decades in the public imagination- in prose and graphics, on the big screen and small, in games and properties of all kinds- Conan’s exploits in the Hyborian Age now come alive like never before in a colossal 3D action-adventure film.

A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.

Deftly adapted from the original works of Robert E. Howard and faithful to the mythology and psychology of his iconic character, CONAN THE BARBARIAN stars Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Saïd Taghmaoui and Ron Perlman.  The film is directed by Marcus Nispel, and written by Thomas Dean Donnelly & Joshua Oppenheimer and Sean Hood. Lionsgate and Millennium Films present a Millennium Films in association with EFF Independent Productions and a Conan Properties International LLC production.

 

WARRIOR
Release Date: September 9, 2011
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, Jennifer Morrison, and Nick Nolte
Directed by: Gavin O’Connor
Screenplay by: Gavin O’Connor & Anthony Tambakis & Cliff Dorfman
Story by: Gavin O’Connor & Cliff Dorfman

SYNOPSIS
Rising stars Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton command the screen as two estranged brothers facing the fight of a lifetime­ in Lionsgate’s WARRIOR, a moving, inspirational action drama from acclaimed director Gavin O’Connor (Miracle).

Haunted by a tragic past, Marine Tommy Conlon (Hardy) returns home for the first time in fourteen years to enlist the help of his father (Nick Nolte) to train for Sparta, the biggest winner-takes-all event in mixed martial arts history. A former wrestling prodigy, Tommy blazes a path toward the championship while his brother, Brendan (Edgerton), an ex-fighter-turned teacher, returns to the ring in a desperate bid to save his family from financial ruin.  But when Brendan’s unlikely, underdog rise sets him on a collision course with the unstoppable Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront each other and the forces that pulled them apart, facing off in the most soaring, soul stirring, and unforgettable climax that must be seen to be believed.

A rousing ode to redemption, reconciliation and the power of the human spirit, WARRIOR is also a moving testament to the enduring bonds of family.   WARRIOR stars Tom Hardy (the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Black Hawk Down), Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom, Star Wars: Episode III), Jennifer Morrison (“House”, Star Trek) and Nick Nolte (Tropic Thunder, The Thin Red Line).  The film is directed by Gavin O’Connor; screenplay by Gavin O’Connor & Anthony Tambakis & Cliff Dorman and story by Gavin O’Connor & Cliff Dorfman. Lionsgate and Mimran Schur Pictures present a Lionsgate and Mimran Schur Pictures production a Solaris Entertainment and Filmtribe production.

 

ABDUCTION 
Release Date: September 23, 2011
Starring: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Jason Isaacs, Maria Bello and Sigourney Weaver
Directed by: John Singleton
Written by: Shawn Christensen

SYNOPSIS
Taylor Lautner stars as a young man unwittingly thrust into a deadly world of covert espionage in Lionsgate’s action-thriller, ABDUCTION, directed by John Singleton.
For as long as he can remember, Nathan Harper (Taylor Lautner) has had the uneasy feeling that he’s living someone else’s life. When he stumbles upon an image of himself as a little boy on a missing persons website, all of Nathan’s darkest fears come true: he realizes his parents are not his own and his life is a lie, carefully fabricated to hide something more mysterious and dangerous than he could have ever imagined.

Just as he begins to piece together his true identity, Nathan is targeted by a team of trained killers, forcing him on the run with the only person he can trust, his neighbor, Karen (Lily Collins). Every second counts as Nathan and Karen race to evade an army of assassins and federal operatives. But as his opponents close in, Nathan realizes that the only way he’ll survive – and solve the mystery of his elusive biological father – is to stop running and take matters into his own hands.
ABDUCTION stars Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Jason Isaacs, Maria Bello, Denzel Whitaker, Michael Nyqvist and Sigourney Weaver.    The film is directed by John Singleton and written by Shawn Christensen. Lionsgate presents, a Gotham Group / Vertigo Entertainment / Quick Six Entertainment production, a Lionsgate Production, in association with Mango Farms.

 

SAFE
Release Date: October 28th, 2011
Starring: Jason Statham, Robert John Burke, Chris Sarandon, Anson Mount, and introducing Catherine Chan
Written and Directed by: Boaz Yakin

SYNPOPSIS
Written and directed by Boaz Yakin (REMEMBER THE TITANS), the action thriller SAFE is the story of a former elite agent (Jason Statham) who encounters and rescues a twelve-year-old Chinese girl who’s been abducted by the Triads. Armed with a safe-cracking combination, they find themselves in the middle of a stand-off between Triads, the Russian Mafia and high-level corrupt New York City politicians and police. The film is written and directed by Boaz Yakin. Lionsgate and IM Global present in association with Automatik a Lawrence Bender production in association with Trigger Street Productions and 87eleven, Inc.