Anchor Bay Announces Home Release Date, Details For ‘At Middleton’

Courtesy:  Anchor Bay Entertainment

Courtesy: Anchor Bay Entertainment

Anchor Bay Entertainment will release its new romantic comedy At Middleton this Spring.

At Middleton will be released on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, April 1st.  It features an all-star cast headed by Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel, Up in the Air) and Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Eleven, City Island).  It also stars Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story), Spencer Lofranco (Jamesy Boy), Peter Riegert (Dads), and Tom Skerritt (Picket Fences).  The story follows George (Andy Garcia) and Edith (Vera Farmiga) as they meet while joining their children on a tour of the campus of Middleton College.  The pair meet thanks to a divide between themselves and their children.  Their meeting leads to a reminiscing of their own college years.  That reminiscing leads to personal revelations for both figures.

At Middleton has been praised by both audiences and critics alike.  New York Times writer Neil Genzlinger wrote of the movie, that it is “delicate and restrained” and “a surprise of a film.”  Rex Reed writes for The New York Observer.  He wrote of Farmiga’s performance that it was her “best role since she tamed George Clooney in Up in the Air.  Kudos have come in from other major media outlets including: NPR, The Huffington Post and many others; each one as complimentary as the last.

Audiences are treated to a number of bonus features in the home release of At Middleton.  There is an audio commentary with director/co-writer Adam Rogers, producer/co-Glenn German, and producer/actor Andy Garcia.  Also included as bonuses are: a gag reel and bonus music track of ‘There Was A Day.’  Andy Garcia wrote the song’s lyrics and sang the song and partnered with Arturo Sandoval to write the song’s music.  Sandoval arranged the song.

The DVD presentation of At Middleton will be available Tuesday April 1st for SRP of $22.98 and on Blu-ray for SRP of $26.98.  More information on this and other releases from Anchor Bay is available online at http://www.anchorbayentertainment.com and http://www.facebook.com/AnchorBay.  To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

Indie-Folk Singer Heads Out On Tour Ahead Of New Release

Courtesy: Sam Lamb

Indie-folk singer Samantha Crain has hit the road alongside William Elliot Whitmore ahead of the release of her third full length studio release.  Crain, who hails from Shawnee, Oklahoma, has already garnered respect both from fans and critics alike.  Even Rolling Stone has commented on the power of Crain’s voice and her writing.  She started her brand new tour with a performance at Deep South bar in Raleigh, North Carolina.  She will be headlining tomorrow at a stop in Jacobsburg, Ohio.  She will be making another stop in North Carolina at Asheville’s Grey Eagle on September 19th.

Crain released her sophomore LP, “You (Understood)” in 2010.  She received praise from Rolling Stone, Spin and even the New York Times for that release.  Her third album, which is currently untitled, is expected to be released in early 2013 on Ramseur Records.  Fans can Crain’s full tour lineup online at http://www.samanthacrain.com, http://www.myspace.com/samanthacrain, and http://www.facebook.com/samanthacrainmusic.

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