Feature ‘The In Between’ to Debut to U.S. Paramount+ Subs Feb. 11

The feature film The In Between, from Paramount Players, will premiere exclusively for Paramount+ subscribers in the United States Feb. 11.

The film is coming soon to Netflix internationally.

The supernatural love story that centers on a teenage girl, Tessa (Joey King), who after bouncing around in foster homes for most of her childhood, doesn’t believe she deserves her own love story. Everything changes after she has a chance encounter with Skylar (Kyle Allen), a senior from a neighboring town who’s a true romantic. As her heart begins to open, tragedy strikes when a car accident takes Skylar’s life, while Tessa survives. As Tessa searches for answers in the aftermath of the accident, she soon believes Skylar is attempting to reconnect with her from the afterworld. With the help of her best friend and a newfound belief that love never dies, Tessa attempts to contact Skylar one last time, in order to give their love story the epic ending it deserves.

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The film also stars Kyle Allen (West Side Story), Kim Dickens (Gone Girl), John Ortiz (Silver Linings Playbook) and Celeste O’Connor (Ghostbusters: Afterlife).

 

Matt Dillon Film ‘Liar’s Moon’ Debuting on Blu-ray Feb. 8

The 1982 Matt Dillon starrer Liar’s Moon will make its debut on Blu-ray Feb. 8 from MVD Entertainment Group in the MVD Rewind Collection.

The title will also be available on DVD.

In the teen drama, Dillon (The Outsiders) plays Jack Duncan, an athletic, hardworking boy from the small town of Noble, Texas. Jack is happy just enjoying himself with the local boys, until he meets Ginny Peterson (Cindy Fisher), the town’s wealthiest young lady. Despite their obviously different backgrounds, Jack and Ginny fall in love. Even though their parents have forbidden them to meet, Jack and Ginny sneak out, and finally elope, hoping to find happiness far from their hometown. But their love falls prey to the sins of their elders and the intrigue of two families.
 
Liar’s Moon, which celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year, cemented Dillon’s status as a leading man in motion pictures (along with Disney’s Tex) after supporting turns in My Bodyguard, Over the Edge and Little Darlings. The film also stars singer-songwriter-actor Hoyt Axton (Gremlins, Heart Like a Wheel), Yvonne DeCarlo (The Ten Commandments, “The Munsters”), Academy Award Nominee Susan Tyrrell (Fat City, Cry Baby), Richard Moll (House, “Night Court”) and Academy Award Winner Broderick Crawford (Born Yesterday, All the King’s Men) in his final film performance.

The film also features the work of Academy Award Nominated editor Christopher Greenbury (American Beauty). Grammy award winning Austin-based American swing band Asleep at the Wheel provides soundtrack music.

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Released theatrically in 1982 by Crown International Pictures and originally on home video by Vestron Video, Liar’s Moon has been long out of circulation. Filmmaker Richard Schenkman has produced supplemental material for the new collector’s edition release that reunites the cast and crew for the first time in decades.

Lifetime Movie ‘Highway to Heaven’ Arrives on DVD March 1

Highway to Heaven, a new original movie reboot inspired by Michael Landon’s iconic 1980s television drama, arrives March 1 on DVD from Lionsgate. 

The Lifetime movie reboot stars Jill Scott (TV’s “First Wives Club,” Flint, Why Did I Get Married?), Barry Watson (TV’s “The Loudest Voice,” TV’s “Naomi”) and Ben Daon (TV’s “The Mysterious Benedict Society,”TV’s “The Astronauts,” Broken Diamonds).

It follows Angela Stewart (Scott), an angel sent back to Earth in order to help people in need. The story finds a junior high student struggling with the tragic loss of his mother as he and his dad drift apart. Angela takes a temporary job as a school counselor working alongside principal Bruce Banks (Watson) to bring the broken family back together.

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Denzel Washington-Directed ‘A Journal for Jordan’ Available on PVOD

The Denzel Washington-directed drama A Journal for Jordan is available now via PVOD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The film is also screening in theaters.

Starring Michael B. Jordan with a screenplay by Virgil Williams, A Journal for Jordan is based on the true story of First Sergeant Charles Monroe King (Jordan), a soldier deployed to Iraq who begins to keep a journal of love and advice for his infant son. Back at home, senior New York Times editor Dana Canedy (Chanté Adams) revisits the story of her unlikely, life-altering relationship with King and his enduring devotion to her and their child. 

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Lockdown Comedy ‘Together’ Due on DVD Jan. 4 From Distribution Solutions

The lockdown comic drama Together will be released on DVD Jan. 4 from Distribution Solutions and Bleecker Street’s Decal.

The film, starring James McAvoy, Sharon Horgan and Samuel Logan, follows a husband and wife who are forced to re-evaluate themselves and their relationship through the reality of the COVID-19 lockdown. She is a coordinator for all of Europe at a refugee charity. He is a self-employed, self-made man who runs a boutique computing consultancy. 

Together is directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin.

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Drama Series ‘Severance’ to Premiere Feb. 18 on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ will premiere the new drama series “Severance” globally Feb. 18.

The first two episodes of the nine-episode season will debut Feb. 18 followed by weekly installments each Friday.

From director and executive producer Ben Stiller (Escape at Dannemora, Tropic Thunder) and creator Dan Erickson, “Severance” follows Mark Scout (Adam Scott), the leader of a team at Lumon Industries, whose employees have undergone a severance procedure, which surgically divides their memories between their work and personal lives. The daring experiment in “work-life balance” is called into question as Mark finds himself at the center of an unraveling mystery that will force him to confront the true nature of his work — and of himself.

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“Severance” reunites Emmy and DGA Award winner Stiller with Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Patricia Arquette (Escape at Dannemora, Boyhood), who stars alongside Scott (“Parks and Recreation,” Step Brothers), Emmy Award winner John Turturro (“The Plot Against America,” “The Night Of”), Britt Lower (“High Maintenance,” “Casual”), Zach Cherry (“You,” “Succession”), Dichen Lachman (Jurassic World: Dominion, “Altered Carbon”), Jen Tullock (Before You Know It, “Bless This Mess”), Tramell Tillman (“Hunters,” Dietland”), Michael Chernus (“Orange is the New Black,” “Patriot”) and Academy Award winner Christopher Walken.

 

‘Where the Red Fern Grows’ Due on Blu-ray and DVD Dec. 14 From MVD

The classic Where the Red Fern Grows (2003), starring musician Dave Matthews, is being released on Blu-ray and DVD Dec. 14 from MVD Entertainment Group. 

Based on Wilson Rawls’ classic about a boy and his dogs, the story follows 10-year-old Billy Coleman (Joseph Ashton), who desperately wants a hunting dog. After two long years of hard work, he saves up enough money to buy a pair of redbone hound pups. Before long, Billy trains “Old Dan” and “Little Ann” to be the finest hunting team in the valley. As the inseparable trio chases the wily “ghost raccoon” and confront danger together, Billy learns the meaning of loyalty, courage and perseverance. The film features songs by Wynonna and Alison Krauss and, in addition to Matthews in his film debut, stars Ned Beatty, Dabney Coleman, Kris Kristofferson and Mac Davis. Extras include a “The Roots of a Classic” featurette; a “Lights, Camera, Animals” featurette; and the original theatrical trailer.

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Mystery Drama ‘Crime’ Heading to Britbox Dec. 14

The new original mystery drama “Crime,” based on the novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh, is heading to the streaming service Britbox Dec. 14.

In the series, battling his own personal demons, D.I. Ray Lennox (Dougray Scott, Mission: Impossible 2, My Week With Marilyn) must put his own problems aside when he’s asked to investigate the disappearance of a young girl. As the case begins to strike fear in the town and the police department starts to fight with itself, it falls to Lennox to solve the case and prevent the perpetrator from striking again. “Crime” co-stars Joanna Vanderham (“Warrior,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”), Angela Griffin (“Harlots,” “Wild Bill”), Ken Stott (“The Missing,” The Hobbit trilogy), Jamie Sivies (“Game of Thrones,” “Chernobyl”) and Laura Fraser (“Breaking Bad,” “Traces”).

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‘Spencer’ Due on DVD and Blu-ray Jan. 11 From Distribution Solutions

Spencer, starring Kristin Stewart, is being released on DVD and Blu-ray Jan. 11 from Distribution Solutions, Neon and Decal.

In the film based on the life of Princess Diana, the marriage of Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumors of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. The film is an imagining of what might have happened during those few fateful days.

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In addition to Stewart (“The Twilight Saga,” Charlie’s Angels, Snow White and the Huntsman), the drama also stars Timothy Spall (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and 2, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street), Jack Farthing (“Poldark”) and Sean Harris (Mission Impossible, The Green Knight). Spencer is directed by Pablo Larrain (Jackie).

The discs include a making-of featurette.

Action Drama ‘The Way’ Due on Digital, VOD and DVD Jan. 4 From Gravitas Ventures

The action drama The Way will be available for digital purchase, on cable video, on demand and DVD Jan. 4 from Gravitas Ventures in North America.

Directed, written and produced by Dastan Khalili of Alliance of Light Films, The Way debuted theatrically in November.

The Way is the story of Jane Arcs (Eli Jane), who 13 years ago was condemned to death after brutally killing her opponent in an underground street fight. Now, in just 24 hours, Jane will be executed for her crime. During her years on death row, Jane has undergone a major evolution under the tutelage of a fellow inmate and Qi Gong Master Xin (Joan Wong/ the niece of Kung-Fu Master Wong Jack Man, who was best known for his controversial duel with Bruce Lee in 1964), learning the way of Qi Gong and ostensibly gaining supernatural abilities. As the day of her execution arrives, Jane embraces her punishment in the spirit of transformation. Max Stone (Kelcey Watson), Jane’s boyfriend as well as correctional officer and part of the execution tie down team, has very different ideas. He is willing to do anything to save Jane.

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The Way was awarded Best Feature at Indie Fest, Best Director at the Paris Film Awards, Feature and Best Director Awards at the Accolades International Global Film Competition, and the Best Producing Prize at the Hollywood Golden Age Film Festival.