Christian and Heide Schwochow’s ‘West’ Opens in Select U.S. Theaters November 7

West(PCM) Main Street Films brings the German drama, West, from director Christian Schwochow and writer Heide Schwochow, to the U.S. where it will premiere in New York City at the Anthology Film Archives on Friday, November 7.

Winner of the Gold Film Award from the German Film Awards for Best Leading Actress and nominated for Best Screenplay, West has been received in the U.S. with mixed reviews. Critics are praising Jördis Triebel’s performance but criticize the film’s loose strings.

John DeFore wrote for The Hollywood Reporter: “Smartly acted and scripted with insight into its protagonist’s emotional baggage, the film is less than action-packed and may frustrate viewers who expect resolution in plotlines that turn out not to be the point.”

Ron Schieb of Variety can’t see past the film’s flaws though, saying, “Despite Jordis Triebel’s strong performance, this latest drama about a divided Germany ultimately gets mired in details.”

West stars Jördis Triebel, Tristan Göbel, Alexander Scheer, and Jacky Ido.

Read the official synopsis and watch the official trailer for West below and visit the film’s official website to see if West will screen in a theater near you!

East Germany. Summer, late 70’s. Three years after her boyfriend Wassilij’s apparent death, Nelly Senff decides to escape from behind the Berlin Wall with her son Alexej, leaving her traumatic memories and past behind.

Pretending to marry a West German, she crosses the border to start a new life in the West. But soon her past starts to haunt her as the Allied Secret Service begin to question Wassilij’s mysterious disappearance.

Is he still alive? Was he a spy? Plagued by her past and fraught with paranoia, Nelly is forced to choose between discovering the truth about her former lover and her hopes for a better tomorrow.

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Deceit, Drugs, Betrayal and Lies: The Lookalike Opens in Theaters November 7

TheLookalike(PCM) Emotions run high in the crime-drama-thriller, The Lookalike, opening in theaters nationwide November 7, 2014.

Directed by Richard Gray (Mine Games, Summer Coda) from the script by Michele Davis-Gray (Mine Games, Summer Coda), The Lookalike stars a pretty recognizable cast including Justin Long, John Corbett, Gillian Jacobs, Jerry O’Connell, Gina Gershon, Luis Guzmán, Steven Bauer

Drug lord William Spinks has a curious obsession with Sadie Hill and uses family friends Bobby and Frank to get to her. But when Sadie’s death jeopardizes a major deal, Bobby and Frank set out to find a replacement, a lookalike to fool Spinks. The shady plan propels an ex-basketball champion, a deaf beauty, an addict, and an aspiring actress into an unlikely romance and a desperate quest to start over.

Director Richard Gray is currently working on the production of Audition, an adaption of the infamous 1997 novel by Japanese author Ryu Murakami. Not a remake of the truly disturbing 1999 Japanese adaption of the novel, this english language adaption is being written and directed by Gray and is slated for a release in 2015.

Watch the official trailer for The Lookalike below and visit the official Facebook and website for more info!

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Gwen Stefani Releases New Single “Baby Don’t Lie”


(PCM) Global superstar and The Voice season seven coach Gwen Stefani releases new single “Baby Don’t Lie” on Mad Love/Interscope Records. The track is available now for digital download and streaming via digital subscription services. Listen to “Baby Don’t Lie” here.

“Baby Don’t Lie,” which the three-time Grammy Award-winner co-wrote with its producers Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder and Noel Zancanella, is Stefani’s first new solo effort since her platinum-plus sophomore album Sweet Escape debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200.

Gwen has also just premiered the video to accompany the new single which can be viewed below:

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AMC Rules Sunday Night Television With The Walking Dead, Talking Dead And Comic Book Men


(AMC) Tune-in for a new episode of the undead television phenomenon, which continues to be the #1 show on all of television among the coveted 18-49 demographic. A new episode of “The Walking Dead” airs on Sunday, October 26 at 9pm ET/PT.

On the new episode of “The Walking Dead,” “Four Walls and a Roof,” – written by Angela Kang and Corey Reed, and directed by Jeffrey January – Rick and the group find themselves pitted against some very nasty people, but our group might just have a plan to gain the upper hand.

You can catch a sneak peek at this Sunday’s all new-episode of The Walking Dead here!

Then, viewers can catch a new episode of the live after-show “Talking Dead” hosted by Chris Hardwick with a surprise cast member from “The Walking Dead” at 10pm ET/PT.

Additionally, viewers can stay tuned for a new episode of “Comic Book Men,” which airs on Sunday, October 26 at Midnight ET/PT. On the new episode, “Stand Up Guys,” Walt challenges the guys to perform stand-up comedy at the Stash, which they transform into an 80’s style comedy club and invite people to enjoy the awkward comic stylings of the Comic Book Men. Good friend, and “Tell ‘Em Steve Dave” co-host, Brian Quinn from “Impractical Jokers” will be the event’s celebrity MC! Meanwhile, a collector brings in key Marvel comics from the 1960s.

We were recently able to catch up with Comic Book Men’s Kevin Smith during NYCC 2014. Check out his thoughts on the new season, his upcoming films and more!


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The Worst Cities To Be In When The Zombie Apocalypse Strikes!


(PCM) As we inch closer to Halloween, real estate web site Trulia decided to have some fun with the idea of the impending zombie apocalypse and has ranked U.S. cities based on the best and worst places to not become zombie bait.

Trulia claims that the number one worst city to be in during the zombie apocalypse would be Honolulu, Hawaii and they have listed several reasons that support their conclusion. The real estate experts claim that Honolulu has a very high walkability rate and there is a severe lack of hardware stores. (Without hardware stores, there is no place to obtain weapons to fight off the hoards of walking dead)

Honolulu also has a high abundance of hospitals which makes victims trapped in hospital beds almost like a zombie buffet of sorts.

Trulia also lists several other cities you should steer clear of with New York, Newark, NJ, Boston, Baltimore and Washington, DC also ranking high on the list. The site analyzed the following information to reach its’ conclusions: highest walk score, lowest hardware store density, highest hospital density and most congestion.

The high walk scores equal out to how easy it is to get around on foot in an area. The higher the walk score the easier it is for a zombie to chase after a victim. While both hardware stores and hospitals scores are pretty self-explanatory, the issue of congestion comes into play when looking at how far a zombie would have to travel between attacks on victims. The quicker new zombies are created the quicker they take over the world!

According the map shown above the mid-west appears to be one of the safest place with a higher survival rate. Looks like it is time to pack it up and move to Nebraska … or maybe Montana!

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