Thursday, 22 June 2017

Battle of the Sexes | Official HD Trailer | 2017

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s World #1 Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue). Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Batman and Harley Quinn | In Cinemas, Digital Download and Blu-ray and DVD

Marking the 25th Anniversary of Batman: The Animated Series and the creation on Harley Quinn, comes a New Original Story from the series’ creator, Bruce Timm


A looming global catastrophe forces Batman and Nightwing to partner with an unlikely hero in BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN, the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Original Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the all-new, feature-length animated film arrives on Digital Download 15th August and Blu-ray and DVD on 29th August, including limited edition Blu-ray™ Steelbook and Harley Quinn mini-figure variants.

The latest DC animated film features a stellar voice cast led by Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) reprising his role as the Dark Knight, alongside Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) making her debut as the irrepressible Harley Quinn. Loren Lester, the voice of Robin in Batman: The Animated Series, returns as Nightwing. Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds) and Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show) provide the voices of the villainous duo Poison Ivy & Jason Woodrue/The Floronic Man, respectively.

In BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN, Poison Ivy and Jason Woodrue (a.k.a. The Floronic Man) embark on an ecological quest to save the planet – and, unfortunately, eliminate most of humankind along the way. To save humanity, Batman and Nightwing are forced to enlist Harley Quinn to catch Poison Ivy, Harley’s BFF and frequent partner-in-crime. But Batman’s patience is put to the test by the unpredictable and untrustworthy Harley during the twists and turns the reluctant companions face during their bumpy road trip. The result is a thrill ride of action, adventure and comedy no Batman fan has seen before.

You can Pre-Order Batman and Harley Quinn from Amazon UK at the following links 
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Batman and Harley Quinn [Blu-ray + Digital Download]
Batman and Harley Quinn [DVD + Digital Download]

Interview with Joe McClean - Writer/Director of The Drama Club

Joe McClean is an American screenwriter, director and producer under his company Ginger Beard.
McClean has written, directed, and produced two indie features, as well as short films and web-series.
He is best known for: The Drama Club (2017), Life Tracker (2013) and How to Make a David Lynch Film (2010).

Joe tells us how he found time (he manages an apartment building!) to make a movie.

Is there any interesting story about how you got involved in The Drama Club?

My boss at my day job (managing an apartment building) owns the lake property we shot the movie on. He’s been kind enough for the last 7 years or so to let me and a bunch of my friends (Dane Bowman who plays Aaron, Jon Thomas who plays Cory, Chris Ciccarelli who plays Luke, and Barry Finnegan who plays Nathan all included) go up there to play for a weekend.

Is it a personal movie?

Very much so. I am each and every one of the characters in some way shape or form.

What interested you in telling this particular story?

I’m the walking stereotype of a mid life crisis. I needed to tell this story to stop myself from divorcing my incredible wife and taking out a load to by a hotrod with no back seat for my kid. We all go through it! We all wish for life could “be like it was,” or feel like a drastic change will be the needed bandaid to make us feel like our lives mean something. The one constant I’ve come to for the worth in my life is friendship. Friends everything to me.

What kind of research did you do before scripting, if any?

Honestly not much of anything. This was a story about relationships and human emotions. There was nothing historical or technical about it. I did cursory things like looking into a couple cases of bankers going to jail, but the rest was just emotional analysis.

Were you a fan of these ‘old friends’ reunited movies?

Yep. I’m certainly a fan. Don’t get me wrong, the other motive to make an “old friends reunite” movie was because I’m an indie filmmaker with very little access to funding. This kind of story is cheaper to tell. I wrote this knowing that I wanted to make a movie, not simply write a script.

How many actors did you see for the lead roles?

None. I knew them all personally. There was no auditioning.

Are you going to stick to this genre? Or try something completely different next?

I’m definitely a character driven storyteller, but they won’t all be talky melodramas. My movie before The Drama Club was a Sci-Fi movie called Life Tracker, and I’m currently dusting off an old thriller to see if I want to rewrite it and shoot it next.

The Drama Club Now Available on VOD

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Thank You For Your Service - Official Trailer

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield. The gripping drama is based on the bestselling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author David Finkel.

Jon Kilik (The Hunger Games series, Babel) produces the film, while Ann Ruark (Biutiful) executive produces.

The cast includes Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Joe Cole, Amy Schumer, Beulah Koale, Scott Haze, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Brad Beyer, Omar J. Dorsey and Jayson Warner Smith.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE will be coming to cinemas soon

The Odyssey - New Trailer

THE ODYSSEY, directed by Jérôme Salle (Zulu, Anthony Zimmer) and starring Audrey Tautou (Amelie The Da Vinci Code), Lambert Wilson (Ernest & Celestine, Of Gods and Men) and César Award winning actor Pierre Niney (Frantz, Yves Saint Laurent) is set to open in the UK and Ireland on 18 August 2017, by distributor Altitude (Moonlight, Lady Macbeth).

The film examines the life of ocean-explorer and adventurer Jacques Cousteau, one of the iconic figures of the 1960s.

1948. Jacques Cousteau, his wife and his two sons are living in paradise, in a beautiful house overlooking the Mediterranean. But all Cousteau can think of is adventure. Thanks to his invention, an independent aqualung allowing divers to breathe under water, he has discovered a whole new world. Now all he wants to do is explore this world. And he is willing to sacrifice everything to achieve this.

The screenplay is co-written by director Jérôme Salle and Laurent Turner. Produced by Nathalie Gastaldo Godeau, Philippe Godeau, Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier and the executive producer is Christine De Jekel.

The film was edited by Stan Collet (Zulu, Paris je t’aime) with a score from Oscar-winning composer Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The King’s Speech). The creative team also includes production designer Laurent Ott (Elle) costume designer Carine Sarfati (Tell No One) and hair and make-up designer Rick Findlater.

THE ODYSSEY will be released in UK and Ireland by Altitude Film Distribution on 18 August 2017.