Apr042014
“Fort Bliss” Trailer

The powerful story about a single mother who tries to balance her career as a decorated U.S. Army medic with caring for her five-year-old son will premiere at the Newport Film Festival in California this month.

Part of the festival’s “Women Direct!” series, Fort Bliss was written and directed by Claudia Myers and stars True Detective actress Michelle Monaghan (as Maggie Swann), Ron Livingston (Richard), Emmanuelle Chriqui (Alma) and Pablo Schreiber (Staff Sergeant Donovan).

Voltage, the company behind The Hurt Locker, which won the Oscar for best picture and best director in 2008, is handling international sales.

The first look trailer shows Maggie returning home from serving in Afghanistan, only to discover that her young son, Paul (with Oakes Fegley making his acting debut) barely knows her, and has become more attached to her ex-husband, played by Livingston, and his new girlfriend.

“She’s not my mommy!” proclaims the little boy when she arrives to pick him up, prompting Maggie to lament: “He wants nothing to do with me.”

The harrowing story follows her struggle to reconnect with her son while attempting to reintegrate into civilian life, while a new romance blossoms with a mechanic (Manolo Cardona) before she ultimately decides to return to active duty. “I re-enlisted… because I am good at my job,” says Monaghan, who later faces the angry accusation: “You will fight for your country but you won’t fight for your son.”

The theme of the film was inspired by Myers and producer Adam Silver’s experiences in film school together, where they shot a project on location at Fort Bliss, New Mexico. “We were really drawn to the soldiers’ stories,” Silver told The Hollywood Reporter.

As a mother herself, “Claudia immersed herself in that military culture, speaking to solders, conducting focus groups and came to learn that the stories of soldiers as parents resonated with her as a mom,” he explained.

“The film pulls no punches about what it is like to be a female in the military, telling the universal theme of career vs. family from the mother’s perspective,” fellow producer John Sullivan went on to reveal.

“I come from a military family and war seems to be something that we [as a culture] continue to be involved in. It is very simple just to call them soldiers — but they are husbands, fathers, mothers. The film drives home the cost of war to families.”

The drama has already been shown at test screenings at the real Fort Bliss and was received very well, explained the producers. “The reactions have been extremely positive. The Army wants to see this story told, despite it showing troubling subject matter like PTSD, reintegrating into society and sexual assault — but to their credit they have supported it and helped the film get made in terms of accuracy,” said Sullivan.

After the premiere at the Newport Film Festival on April 29, Fort Bliss will showcase on the final night of the GI Film Festival in Washington D.C. in May, which is geared towards veterans.

“We are really looking forward to getting it in front of military,” said Sullivan.

hollywoodreporter.com

Apr022013
“Say It Ain’t Solo” Now Online

You can now watch the short film “Say It Ain’t Solo” that features Emmanuelle Chriqui below!

Sep042012
Emmanuelle Chriqui Joins “Million Dollar Man”

Emmanuelle Chriqui has landed her biggest post-“Entourage” feature role yet, as the thesp is in final talks to star opposite Luke Wilson in the indie sports comedy “Million Dollar Man.”

Announced at Sundance, the project focuses on a down-on-his-luck route driver (Wilson) for a soda company who’s given a second chance in life as a football kicker. Chriqui, best known for playing Sloan McQuewick on HBO’s “Entourage,” will play the love interest who helps whip Wilson’s character into shape and guides him to redemption.

Also coming aboard is comedian Bobby Lee, who will play the nemesis.

Todd Slater of Slater Brothers Entertainment is producing along with John Gatpandan, Alex Schrader and Anderson Hinsch of Portofino Pictures. Scott Marshall, son of Garry Marshall, is directing from a script by Schrader.

variety.com

Mar272012
Emmanuelle Chriqui To Star In “Standby”

According to an article on Shalom Life, Emmanuelle Chriqui is set to star in a new film called “Standby”. Emmanuelle plays the lead character Gigi and its scheduled for a release sometime this year.

Gigi Robinson is a beautiful woman in her late 20’s who has worked very hard to put her boyfriend through medical school and wants to get married, have kids and live the fairy-tale life. Unfortunately, she’s in a holding-pattern on standby because her boyfriend won’t commit. Ironically, while flying standby at an airport she meets Race Monroe, a successful businessman in his 50’s who is funny, charming and shares her values. There’s one small problem: He’s married, has kids and his own baggage to deal with. With a crew of hysterically zany characters surrounding Race and Gigi, it puts them on a collision course of an overnight stay that will change their lives forever.

Nov282011
Emmanuelle Chriqui Talks 5 Days of War Blu-Ray

Coming to Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday, November 29th, is director Renny Harlin’s riveting drama 5 Days of War, which stars Val Kilmer, Andy Garcia, Rupert Friend, and Emmanuelle Chriqui. We have an exclusive look at this action-packed international thriller, with an all-new interview from star Emmanuelle Chriqui.

Nov032011
’13’ Comes To DVD & Blu-ray Next Week

An all-star cast bring the chills to DVD and Blu-ray on November 8th with the Anchor Bay Films thriller “13”.

A remake of the award-winning 2005 international sensation 13 Tzameti, 13 is written and directed by Gela Babluani, the original film’s writer/director, and boasts an all-star cast including Sam Riley (Control, Brighton Rock), Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (Get Rich or Die Tryin’), Ray Winstone (The Departed, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), Alexander Skarsgård (“True Blood”), Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, “Boardwalk Empire,” the upcoming Superman film Man of Steel), Ben Gazzara (Saint Jack, They All Laughed), Emmanuelle Chriqui (You Don’t Mess With The Zohan, “Entourage”) with Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler, Iron Man 2) and Jason Statham (The Expendables, The Mechanic).

The original 13 Tzameti (the Georgian word for “13”) won the 2006 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Babluani won best director at the Venice Film Festival.

In the film, Vince Ferro is a man in desperate circumstances. While on a quick fix-it job, he steals an envelope containing instructions for a mysterious job that promises a potential fortune. He assumes a false identity and follows the instructions, only to find himself a numbered participant in an underworld Russian roulette competition, where gamblers place bets on who’ll survive when the trigger is pulled.

The stakes are high, but the payout is more than he can resist. Many are competing for the first time, and a precious few have even returned to play again, but are his odds any better than other players in this most deadly game? What will it take to be the last man standing?

Bonus features on 13 Blu-ray™ and DVD will include a behind-the-scenes featurette, and the theatrical trailer.

You can pre-order the DVD and Blu-ray versions of the film right now!

 
Sep262011
‘5 Days of War’ Blu-ray Announced

In an early announcement to retailers, Starz/Anchor Bay is working on ‘5 Days of War’ for Blu-ray on November 29.

This action-packed international thriller from acclaimed director Renny Harlin (‘Die Hard 2,’ ‘Cliffhanger’) is based on the true events of a renegade American journalist, his cameraman and a local woman caught behind enemy lines during the devastating five day war between Russian and the Georgian Republic.

From writers Mikko Alanne and David Battle, ‘5 Days of War’ features an all-star cast including Rupert Friend (‘Young Victoria,’ ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’), Emmanuelle Chriqui (HBO’s “Entourage,” ‘You Don’t Mess With The Zohan’), Richard Coyle (‘Prince of Persia’), Andy Garcia (‘City Island,’ ‘Oceans 12’), Val Kilmer (‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,’ ‘Batman Forever’), and proves director Harlin to still be the master of the high-octane action genre.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack, and there doesn’t seem to be any supplements on this release.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.97.

Source

Sep172011
“Waiting…” DVD Captures

I have just added 107 HD screen captures of Emmanuelle Chriqui from the film “Waiting…” into our photo gallery!

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Sep152011
New Trailer for ’13’

A new trailer for “13” has just been released! There is now a release date for both theatrical and DVD/Blu-ray releases too!

“13″ will be out for a very limited release on October 28 and hit DVD and Blu-Ray on November 8.

Aug042011
Clip From “5 Days of War”

Acclaimed director Renny Harlin brings us 5 Days of War, an action-packed international story based on true events. This intense film is a vivid account of a renegade American journalist, his cameraman and a local woman caught behind enemy lines, and determined to not only survive, but tell the world what was happening, during the swift but devastating 5-day war between Russian and the Georgian Republic in 2008. The film stars Rupert Friend, Val Kilmer, Andy Garcia, Dean Cain, Emmanuelle Chriqui, and Heather Graham.

5 Days of War comes to theaters August 19th, 2011