Thursday, 21 March 2019

Creepy new Horror Look Away, starring India Eisley & Jason Isaacs is coming to Digital Download


21st March, London, UK:  The Movie Partnership have confirmed that their latest horror film, Look Away, will be available on VOD from 15th April. The film stars India Eisley (Underworld Awakening / I Am the Night) and renowned British actor Jason Isaacs (Star Trek: Discovery / The Harry Potter Series).

Look Away is a psychological thriller that tells the story of Maria, an alienated high-school student whose life is turned upside down when she switches places with her sinister mirror image.

A more sinister answer to Freaky Friday and Mean Girls, where a timid, socially awkward Maria struggles with home life as well as her new school, where enemies are kinder than your friends.

When given the option to be more confident, less inhibited and far quicker to say what she thinks, who'd pass that up? The catch is that Maria is no longer in control with no idea to what lengths her new persona will go to.

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

GWEN - Theatrical Release Date - 19th July


William McGregor’s atmospheric and exquisitely crafted gothic period drama stars newcomer Eleanor Worthington-Cox (Laurence Olivier Award winning actress of MATILDA and BAFTA nominated for THE ENFIELD HAUNTING) in the break out performance of the year. The film also stars BAFTA nominated  actress Maxine Peake (FUNNY COW, PETERLOO) and Richard Harrington (HINTERLAND, SPOOKS & POLDARK)

In the stark beauty of 19th Century Snowdonia a young girl, Gwen, tries desperately to hold her home together. Struggling with her mother’s mysterious illness, her father’s absence and a ruthless mining company encroaching on their land, a growing darkness begins to take grip of her home, and the suspicious local community turns on Gwen and her family.

UK & Ireland Release date: 19th July 2019
Certificate TBC / Running time 84 minutes

Interview with actor and producer Terry Stone - Once Upon a Time In London


Ahead of the theatrical and VOD release of British gangster movie ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON on April 19, actor and producer Terry Stone reflects on playing one of Britain’s most notorious criminals, wearing a bullet-proof vest and reviving 25 years of Drum & Bass.


When did the idea for ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON form?

Ever since I was a young boy I had been told I was closely related to Jack Spot. But I never really found out how exactly. Then when I got into movie producing, my father mentioned Jack again, so I finally did some research and realised this would be a great subject matter to make a film on. Jack’s world was the melting pot of organised crime and he became one of the most powerful gang bosses in Britain. I couldn’t believe that nobody had seen the cinematic potential in this subject matter before.


How did you bring it into fruition?

We wrote a first draft screenplay in 2011. Then Will Gilbey, whom I worked with on Rise of the Footsoldier, did further drafts until we had a draft we were all happy with. We couldn’t get the film off the ground at that time. Everyone kept telling me, who wants to see a period crime thriller? So I put the whole concept on the back burner knowing its time would come. Then along came the hit TV series Boardwalk Empire and Peaky Blinders, followed by Legend starring Tom Hardy as the Kray twins, proving there was indeed an appetite for such period gangster epics. That’s when my co-producer Richard Turner and I started to seriously think about reviving the project and set about making it happen.


How did Simon Rumley come on board as director?

It was one of our executive producers Jezz Vernon who suggested we take a look at Simon Rumley as a possible director. Simon is well known for his niche suspense and horror thrillers, ‘extreme dramas’ he calls them, and the moment we met him we knew he was the man for the job. He was looking for a project to break him out of his comfort zone and had never directed a gangster film before, and we wanted someone with a different mindset who could heighten ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON and elevate it into something extraordinary. It was clear his past work proved he wasn’t frightened of the violence it entailed.


Apart from producing the film you also take on the lead role of Jack Spot. Was that always on the cards?

No, I had originally had a discussion with Simon about playing the role of Albert Dimes or Alf White but when Leo Gregory mentioned he felt that I had all the qualities to play Jack and I should do that part, I spoke with my agent who said in not so many words you’re an idiot if you don’t play that role. You were born to play Jack. What I didn’t want to do like a lot of actors who also produce, was to force myself on the director and play a role that I wasn’t suitable for and be accused of landing the lead solely because I was the producer. So I did a few read throughs with Simon and we worked on the script together so he could see I could play it as well as any actor. In my bones I knew I could play Jack with the sincerity and bravado needed. I’ve been obsessed with the True Crime stories and films since childhood and I’ve been around London for most of my life. Starting out as one of the UK’s top rave promoters I’ve mixed with many underworld types so I really do know the characters and the environment better than most.


You also portrayed another real-life criminal, Tony Tucker, in the successful RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER franchise. How daunting was that to get right?

I don't know if my portrayal is a hundred per cent correct (Tucker was murdered in 1995) but I spoke to a lot of people when researching the character and at the premiere there were various people who knew him, who said it was chilling watching me - it was as if he was still alive. I never met him so I took that as a huge compliment.


Is it true you used to wear a bullet-proof vest?

Yes I did, whilst I was promoting Drum and Bass and Garage Nights around the country. There were some very dangerous large scale venues in the worst areas of the UK and as these were all night rave events, the local gangs would enjoy trying to put it on us, so we had to be ready for whatever they came with which included guns and knives. This was all as bad in the 90's as it is today it just was never reported or covered every day like it is now.


Your book ‘King of Clubs’ is subtitled ‘Sex, Drugs and Thugs’. There has to be a film adaptation!

Yes, we've just finished a documentary which looks back over 25 years of Drum & Bass and we are currently negotiating a TV series and Feature Film deal, so exciting times ahead on this front.


What is about the gangster genre that appeals to you so much?

I grew up watching epic gangster films like Scarface, Goodfellas, The Godfather, Once Upon a Time in America, The Untouchables, Casino, The Long Good Friday, Get Carter and thought these were films you could watch over and over again so I became a Crime Film fan, I like all types of films but this is an area that has the most appeal to me if it’s done well.


What’s your favourite gangster movie?                           

Sergio Leone’s Once Upon A Time In America is right up there. There isn't an out-an-out favourite but, if I had to pick one, I can tell you it definitely wouldn't be The Godfather 3. That has got to be one of the worst gangster films of all time.


ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON is In cinemas and Digital HD 19th April 2019

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

'Toy Story 4' Official Trailer



Woody (Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his owner, whether that is Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie's beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (Tony Hale), declares himself as "trash" and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy.

But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family's road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost girlfriend Bo Peep (Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo's adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they are worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that it is the least of their worries.

'Toy Story 4' releases on June 21, 2019.

Monday, 18 March 2019

Competition: Win Stanley a Man of Variety on DVD


Stanley, A Man of Variety is released on DVD and digital download 29th March from Tribal Films

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 2 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis
In this darkly funny tale, Stanley (Spall) finds himself in prison for a crime he believes he didn’t commit. Now a lonely, forgotten man approaching his fifteenth year in the old psychiatric facility, he maintains his role as a trustee by cleaning the grim prison interior, which earns him the privilege of watching and re-watching classic videos from his prized collection of memorabilia. When this privilege is withdrawn, Stanley becomes so distressed that he suffers a physical and mental seizure. Soon enough, his beloved heroes - Max Wall, George Formby, Max Miller, Margaret Rutherford, Alastair Sim and more - visit him in hallucinations (all played by Spall) showing their sinister, unsettling side and take him on a bizarre journey through the unbearable truth of his life and incarceration.

Directed by Stephen Cookson (My Angel, Steven Berkoff’s Tell Tale Heart) who co-wrote the film with Spall, Stanley, A Man of Variety won an impressive 16 awards at film festivals worldwide and stands as one of the most original, unmissable British films of recent times.

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For your chance to win just answer the question below.

Which actor plays Stanley in this film?

Send you name, address and of course the answer to competition@beentothemovies.com

Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 05-04-19
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.