Mon, 12.12.11 | 2:11:11 pm
Ashley Greene is featured along with Mila Kunis, Emma Stone, Olivia Wilde, Elizabeth Olsen, Mia Wasikowska and Rooney Mara in Company Magazine’s ‘Young Hollywood’ September 2011 issue:
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New old fan pic of Ashley at Eclipse’s L.A Premiere (June 24th, 2010)
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Mon, 08.29.11 | 6:31:06 pm
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New review of Skateland and Ashley Greene’s performance! There’s also a brief non-detailed mention of the bonus features available on the Blu-ray (comes out tomorrow, August 30!):
When I walked into the Sundance Film Festival industry screening of Skateland two years ago I wasn’t expecting to walk out having seen my favorite tribute to John Hughes and utterly in love with Ashley Greene (or at least her character, Michelle Burkham). Truthfully, I expected just the opposite. Most films that try to play tribute to the ’80s end up lampooning the decade of excess rather than celebrating its eccentricities and as far as I was concerned Greene was just another pretty face capitalizing on the success of Twilight.
Skateland tells the story Ritchie Wheeler (Shiloh Fernandez) and his group of friends that live in a small town in Texas in the early ’80s. Ritchie has worked as the skating rink manager at Skateland for the last four years but with interest in roller skating fading the rink’s owner has decided to close up and sell the building. Ritchie is forced to consider a life beyond the rink, the weekend parties at Kenny Crawford’s (Taylor Handley) lakeside home and the post-high school apathy that has taken over his life.
Greene plays Michelle, the beautiful younger sister of local motocross legend Brent Burkham (Heath Freeman), who works at Musicland, decorates her bedroom with posters of The Cure and Depeche Mode, makes mixtapes from her extensive vinyl collection and wears excessive blue eye shadow. She’s also one of the few people pushing the reluctant Ritchie towards a college education. She’s independent, intelligent and, for lack of a better word, dreamy.
Having grown up on films and soundtracks of Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles and Some Kind of Wonderful I tend to by very critical of films that attempt to tap into the nostalgic atmosphere of the ’80s. Skateland does it exactly right as it features the expected archetypes but never submits to cliché. It’s the polar opposite of Topher Grace’s unbearable Take Me Home Tonight and easily outshines Sundance alum The Informers, the lifeless cinematic adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ short stories.
Sadly bonus features are limited to 30 minutes of deleted and alternate scenes that are interesting but were wisely left unused. An audio commentary from writer/director Anthony Burns and writer/producers Brandon and Heath Freeman would have been ideal.
Sadly Skateland was never given the theatrical release or publicity push that it deserved. Hopefully the Blu-ray and DVD release helps the film to find an audience. If you have any love for the ’80s, John Hughes or want to change the way you look at Ashley Greene as an actress I insist that you watch Skateland.
Skateland is available for pre-order:
Thu, 08.18.11 | 10:58:44 pm
Fri, 08.12.11 | 1:42:25 pm
We have a new Skateland clip featuring Ashley and co-star Shiloh Fernandez!
Apparently the video has been removed, sorry about that.
Reminder: Skateland comes out on Blu-Ray and DVD this August 30th. Pre-order now and support Ashley and the cast!
Sat, 07.02.11 | 1:44:37 pm
Skateland will be out on Blu-ray & DVD on August 30, 2011! It’s already available for pre-order at Amazon.com
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is looking to bring home a festival darling in Skateland, the film nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, capturing the spirit of the rebellious youth spawned from the 1980s socio-economic status who are coming to terms with the end of an era as the roller-rinks are beginning to go the way of the dodo. Skateland will be made available for DVD and Blu-ray on August 30, 2011.
The movie stars Ashley Greene (Twilight saga) and Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood), as the pair develop a romance amidst the cultural climate shift. Both of the formats will feature some deleted scenes as supplemental material. The DVD will be available for the MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) of $22.98, while the Blu-ray will run at the MSRP of $29.99.
The film is also scheduled to have its TV debut on Sky Movies Premiere HD channel the 22nd of this month.
Mon, 06.27.11 | 9:48:05 am
Ashley Greene’s Skateland will have its first TV debut on UK’s Sky Movies Premiere HD channel. The film is scheduled to air on Friday, July 22nd 2011. It will also be available to see on demand on Sky Anytime+.
Camelot Entertainment Group, Inc. (“Camelot”) announced today that Camelot Distribution Group (“CDG”) has completed a deal with British Sky Broadcasting (“BSkyB”) for the television rights of SKATELAND, a coming of age story starring Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood) and Ashley Greene (Breaking Dawn, LOL). The film is scheduled to air on Sky Movies Premiere HD this summer, 22 July 2011, at 4pm. For more information visit www.skymovies.com/skateland.
“Sky Movies Premiere HD is the perfect channel on which to debut SKATELAND,” commented Michael Kananack, Co-President of Distribution, “giving the film excellent visibility within the UK.”
BSkyB provides television service to over ten million homes in the United Kingdom, and Sky Movies is Europe’s largest in-home movie service providing a fantastic range of movies to its customers.
Set in the early 1980s in small-town Texas, SKATELAND tells the story of dramatic events that force a 19-year-old skating rink manager to look at his life in a new way.
The film opened theatrically in the US on May 13, 2011.