Six Blue Rider Films Air on Cable TV in Oct. 2016In October 2016, six films produced and/or financed by Blue Rider air on North American cable TV. Sexy thriller SURVIVAL ISLAND (starring Kelly Brook and Billy Zane) can be seen on Showtime Extreme. On the Indie Channel airs political drama THE TIGER'S TAIL (Brendan Gleeson, Kim Cattral). Motorcycle racing actioner SUPERCROSS:THE MOVIE revs up at Encore Action. Historic romance DEATH-DEFYING ACTS (Guy Pearce, Catherine Zeta-Jones) screens at both AC Max and 5 Max. Golf comedy WHO'S YOR CADDY? (Big Boi, Jeffrey Jones) tees off on Centric. And escape drama RESCUE DAWN (Christian Bale, Steve Zahn) can be watched on MPlex.
Netflix Recommends HOLES in 2 CategoriesThe teen desert escape saga HOLES, to which Blue Rider provided production services, is recommended by Netflix to its millions of subscribers in the categories of Family Adventures and Teen Comedies. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Jon Voigt, Patricia Arquette, Sigournety Weaver and Tim Blake Nelson it tells of a group of teens at a desert children's detention camp forced to dig holes by a sadistic warden actually seeking buried treasure.
A reviewer called it " a whimsical light tale for the kids, and a complex character study with some deep issues for the adults - quite a feat for one script."
KEITH is One of BuzzFeed's 45 Hidden Netflix Gems You Should SeeBuzzFeed just released its list of 45 hidden Netflix gems you should see, and 2007 teen romantic drama KEITH, on which Blue Rider was a lender, is included. Other must-see's on the list are MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES, THE PARADISE, DOC MARTIN, THE KILLING, THE HUNT and CALL THE MIDWIFE.
KEITH stars former teen heart-throb Jesse McCartney, Elizabeth Harnois (C.S.I.) and and Jennifer Grey (Golden Globe nomination for DIRTY DANCING). It tells of a teen queen who thinks she knows it all until she meets a new male student with a secret.
Netflix rated it four stars (that's high) and five of the first seven member reviewers on the site (http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/70111502?trkid=13752289) gave it five stars (perfect).
One wrote: "Funny. Emotional. Heartbreaking. One of those movies that leaves you with a frown in your face and teary eyes... I haven't felt such an emotional connection to a movie since the Notebook. That says it all... I was NOT expecting such beauty and such depth from this movie... This is NOT a teen movie but a movie about teens in some of the most troubled aspects of life.. I just loved it and felt it all the way. Spectacular acting for the main protagonist."
Rescue Dawn Makes EW's 50 Best Films ListWerner Herzog's RESCUE DAWN, which Blue Rider helped finance and which Jeff Geoffray and Walter Josten associate produced, was recently selected number 41 on Entertaiment Weekly's "50 Best Movies You Never Saw" list.
Netflix Recommends 5 Other Blue Rider FilmsNetflix is pointing its millions of DVD subscribers to five other films on which Blue Rider was a lender and/or producer. It points them to SURVIVAL ISLAND as an Action Thriller, to ASYLUM as an Erotic Thriller, to RESCUE DAWN as a Military & War Drama, to MY 5 WIVES as a Late Night Comedy and to AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS as a Family Comedy.
Netflix Recommends our Gambling Film DEALNetflix recommended our romantic poker picture DEAL (starring Burt Reynolds, Bret Harrison and Shannon Elizabeth) to its millions of subscribers in the categories of Gambling Dramas and Indie Drams. Some subscribers praised the clever plot and talented cast, Netflix said: "Ex-cardsharp Tommy Vinson swore himself off the cards years ago, but when he takes on a cocky young player named Alex Stillman as his protégé, he quickly finds himself drawn back into the world of high-stakes poker."