Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson star in John Lee Hancock’s THE HIGHWAYMEN launching globally on March 29, 2019.


Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson star in John Lee Hancock’s THE HIGHWAYMEN launching globally on March 29, 2019.

The outlaws made headlines. The lawmen made history. From director John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side), THE HIGHWAYMEN follows the untold true story of the legendary detectives who brought down Bonnie and Clyde. When the full force of the FBI and the latest forensic technology aren’t enough to capture the nation’s most notorious criminals, two former Texas Rangers (Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson) must rely on their gut instincts and old school skills to get the job done.

www.netflix.com/thehighwaymen


NETFLIX ACQUIRES “FYRE”, CHRIS SMITH’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DOCUMENTARY FILM ABOUT THE GREATEST PARTY THAT NEVER HAPPENED


An exclusive behind the scenes look at the infamous unraveling of the Fyre music festival.

Created by Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule, Fyre was promoted as a luxury music festival on a private island in the Bahamas featuring bikini-clad supermodels, A-List musical performances and posh amenities. Guests arrived to discover the reality was far from the promises.

Chris Smith, the director behind the Emmy Award Nominated documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, gives a first-hand look into disastrous crash of Fyre as told by the organizers themselves.

The Netflix Original Documentary will be released globally January 18, 2019.


Interview with Johan Bodell



When filmmaker Johan Bodell looks at his back catalogue, he realizes there’s a bit of a common thread : the element of blood. The Swedish filmmaker talks up his latest spookfest The Cabin.


Would say this is a genre you’d normally gravitate towards, Johan?

I would say no at first, but when I look at what I’ve done previously a lot of the films have its fair amount of blood as well, just like The Cabin. My ambition isn’t to lock me into any genre. I want to be just like Spielberg. One day making a film about the Holocaust, and then an adventure film like Jurrasic Park.
The main reason this became a horror film was the location we decided to build the story around. I have a lot of concepts and ideas for films I would like to make sometime in the future, some of them horror, some of them historical dramas and adventure films.


Have any films or filmmakers from your youth -heck, even now – influenced this one? How so?

The main influence for this film would have to be The Shining. There’s something about the tone in that really hit me. That’s the only reference I gave to both Charles Doan (DP) and Matt Donner (composer). Before we even started to shoot, Matt gave me a minute-long draft of the soundtrack for The Cabin. That was really helpful to get me in the mood before start shooting and remind myself of the overall tone of the film.
Also, Denis Villeneuve is a huge inspiration, there something in the tone of Prisoners and Arrival that I gravitate towards.

When I was around 13-14, the Swedish public television had a thing where they showed classical horror films every Tuesday during the summer. I didn’t miss any of them. Often recorded them on VHS to re-watch it again and again. Halloween and Poltergeist are two films I watched a lot at the time.


We know you have a love of comic book films but growing up, did you have a favorite or go-to scary movie?

My go-to scary movie growing up wasn’t really a movie, but rather the X-files. When I was 8-9 I was allowed to stay up late on Thursdays when it aired in Sweden. I was so scared but watched it every week. That and some Swedish crime shows are some of the scary memories that I can think of.


This movie is a bit of a mixed-genre movie – was that part of the appeal for you?

As I mentioned earlier I don’t want to go to hard into any genre. I believe that even in a horror there’s a layer of drama to make the characters relatable. I think that’s a healthy approach to whatever genre you’re working in. I would like to include elements of horror in a comedy or drama.


CGI or practical effects. Preference?

Practical as long as it’s possible. I think the best effects is where you have physical objects and sets, and use CGI to expand that world. Instead of making it all CGI, which can feel unnatural. We didn’t use that many effects in The Cabin, but where we used it we did it to enhance the reality with some extra blood splatter.


Are any of the characters in the film based on yourself?

I didn’t think so at first, but then Erik (screenwriter) told me that some of the main characters dynamic are based on us. He got some of that inspiration from the trip we first took together to the location in the middle of the winter so he would get an understanding and feeling of the location. I wandered in the snow all exciting while he was a bit more restricted like Rose.

The Cabin is now available on VOD.



The LEGO Movie 2 - Emmet’s Holiday Party


“The LEGO® Movie 2” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

Reprising their fan-favorite characters from “The LEGO Movie” are Chris Pratt as Emmet, Elizabeth Banks as Lucy (aka Wyldstyle), Will Arnett as LEGO BatmanTM, Nick Offerman as Metal Beard, and Alison Brie as Unikitty.  They are joined by Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, and Arturo Castro as, respectively, new characters Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi, Sweet Mayhem and Ice Cream Cone.

Monday, 10 December 2018

Godzilla II: King of the Monsters | Trailer 2 and Poster



Following the global success of "Godzilla" and "Kong: Skull Island" comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' cinematic MonsterVerse: "Godzilla II: King of the Monsters," an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history.


The film was directed by Michael Dougherty ("Krampus"), and stars Oscar nominees Vera Farmiga ("Up in the Air," "The Conjuring" films), and Ken Watanabe ("The Last Samurai") and Sally Hawkins ("Blue Jasmine"), both reprising their "Godzilla" roles; Kyle Chandler ("The Wolf of Wall Street," "Manchester by the Sea"); Millie Bobby Brown ("Stranger Things") in her feature film debut; Bradley Whitford ("Get Out"); Thomas Middleditch (HBO's "Silicon Valley"); Charles Dance (HBO's "Game of Thrones"); O'Shea Jackson Jr. ("Straight Outta Compton"); Aisha Hinds ("Star Trek Into Darkness"); and Golden Globe nominee Zhang Ziyi ("Memoirs of a Geisha," "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon").


The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.  When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity's very existence hanging in the balance.


GODZILLA II: KING OF THE MONSTERS opens in cinemas on 31st May 2019