Saturday 30 May 2015

I-LIVED Movie Trailer (2015)

Josh Fosse is a 20something guy whose life is going nowhere. His girl left, his rent is late, and he lacks a real job. He is trying to make it as an app reviewer online and decides to review a self help app called i-Lived for fun. He's signs on and immediately his life turns around. He meets the girl of his dreams and he gets a job offer he can't refuse. Convinced it's him and not the app, he signs out... and loses everything. He signs on again but this time the terms are different, the app is asking him to do things that are out of his moral comfort zone... but essential to becoming the success the app tells him he can be.

I LIVED Trailer (2015)
A Movie directed by Franck Khalfoun
Cast : Sarah Power, Shannon Collis, Jan Broberg
Release Date : June 2015
Genre : Thriller

Cooties - Official Trailer

A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.

Release Date: 18 September 2015
Genre: Action | Comedy | Horror
Cast: Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, Rainn Wilson
Directors: Jonathan Milott, Cary Murnion
Writers: Leigh Whannell, Ian Brennan
Studio: Lionsgate

Thursday 28 May 2015

Cop Car - Official Trailer (2015) Kevin Bacon

Release Date: TBD
Genre: Thriller
Director: Jon Watts
Writers: Jon Watts, Christopher D. Ford
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Shea Whigham, Camryn Manheim

Kevin Bacon ("The Following," HBO's "Taking Chance," "Mystic River") stars in director Jon Watts' delightful throwback thriller "Cop Car." When two good-natured but rebellious young boys (James Freedson-Jackson and Hays Wellford) stumble across an abandoned cop car hidden in a secluded glade they decide to take it for a quick joyride. Their bad decision unleashes the ire of the county sheriff (Kevin Bacon) and leads to brutal consequences.

A Walk in the Woods TRAILER 1 (2015) - Starring Robert Redford, Emma Thompson

After spending two decades in England, celebrated travel humorist Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) returns to his native United States. In an effort to reconnect with his country, he decides to hike the 2,200 stunning miles of the Appalachian Trail. But while he had envisioned it as a trek of relaxation and tranquility, it becomes something entirely different when his philandering, former friend (Nick Nolte) joins him on the trip.

Robert Redford
Mary Steenburgen
Nick Nolte
Nick Offerman
Emma Thompson
Kristen Schaal

San Andreas – Sia - California Dreamin’ Music Video

Check out Sia’s new music video for ‘California Dreamin,’ featured in San Andreas - In UK cinemas now – starring Dwayne Johnson, Carla Cugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd, Paul Giamatti and directed by Brad Peyton.

After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter.

But their treacherous journey north is .only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.

The new music video is available on YouTube here: 

Wednesday 27 May 2015

Emily Watson Top 10

Emily Watson Top 10

Emily Watson burst onto the scene with an Academy Award for Best Actress in her first major film role in Breaking The Waves. From there on, she has continued to shine in blockbuster leading roles alongside acting greats Daniel Day-Lewis, Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith and Geoffrey Rush. This year, Watson starred in the moving war romance TESTAMENT OF YOUTH, which comes to digital download on 8th May and Blu-ray and DVD from 25th May. Here we take a look at her most impressive film roles...

The indomitable Vera Brittain became the first person to document war from a woman’s point of view and, in so doing, changed the way a generation regarded itself and its actions. Her defining testimony has been transformed into a searing story of love, war and remembrance in TESTAMENT OF YOUTH. Alicia Vikander stars as Vera Brittain – irrepressible, intelligent and free-minded – who overcomes the prejudices of her family and hometown to win a scholarship to Oxford. With everything to live for, she falls in love with her brother’s close friend Roland Leighton (Kit Harington) as they go to University to pursue their literary dreams. But the First World War is looming and as the boys leave for the front Vera realises she cannot sit idly by as her peers fight for their country, so volunteers as a nurse. She works tirelessly, experiencing all the griefs of war, as one by one her fiancé, her brother and their closest friends are all killed and the pillars of her world shattered. However, an indefatigable spirit, Vera endures and returns to Oxford, irrevocably changed, yet determined to find a new purpose which spurs her towards a redemptive act of remembrance. Emily Watson supports brilliantly as Vera’s mother, who shares the same grief as her family as the world around her is torn apart by war. A sweeping, epic and yet inherently personal account of the true cost of war by a star-studded British cast.

Fireflies in the Garden (2008)
To an outsider, the Taylors are the very picture of the successful American family: Charles (Willem Dafoe) is a tenured professor on track to become university president, son Michael (Ryan Reynolds) is a prolific and well-known romance novelist, daughter Ryne (Shannon Lucio) is poised to enter a prestigious law school, and on the day we are introduced to them, matriarch Lisa (Julia Roberts) will graduate from college-decades after leaving to raise her children. But when Lisa is killed in a car-crash, the far more nuanced reality of this Midwestern family's history and relationships come to light. Flitting between Michael’s childhood, a period where he was cruelly picked on by his neglectful father, and the present, when he is on the verge of publishing a biographical novel which will reveal all about his father’s horrible treatment of his wife, Michael and Jane (Lisa’s much younger sister). Whilst Hayden Panettiere plays young-Jane, the guardian older-sister figure to Michael, Emily Watson delivers an emphatic turn as older-Jane, who struggles to keep peace between Michael and Charles in the same way her late sister had before. Inspired by Robert Frost’s moving poem of the same name.

War Horse (2011)
Adapted from Michael Morpurgo’s prizewinning novel of the same name and directed by none other than Steven Spielberg, War Horse is the story of a remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When Joey is sold by Albert’s father behind his back, Albert is heartbroken and must wait until he is old enough to enlist before he sets off to find Joey in the midst of the First World War. Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, War Horse follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets-British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter-before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man's Land. The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse-an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure. Emily Watson plays Albert’s kind-hearted mother, who hated the idea of separating Joey and Albert but also understood the family’s need for money in hard times. Another heart-warming motherly performance.

Breaking the Waves (1996)
Emily Watson gave a critically acclaimed debut film performance as Bess McNeil in Lars von Trier's Breaking the Waves, for which she was earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Watson was virtually unknown until director Lars von Trier chose her to star in his controversial Breaking the Waves after Helena Bonham Carter dropped out due to the nudity involved in the role. Set in the Scottish Highlands in the early 1970s, it is about an unusual young woman, Bess McNeill, and of the love she has for Jan, her husband, who asks her to have sex with other men when he becomes immobilized from a work accident. Bess' emotional trauma over Jan's injury turns into obsession as she prays to God for his recovery. Jan requests Bess to have sex with other men as he believes this will allow her to return to a normal life. Bess, on the other hand, sees it as an expression of her devotion to Jan that even God won't be able to ignore. Bess's resultant downward spiral leads to a finale of both tragedy and spirituality. Breaking the Waves is widely regarded as one of the most distinctive European movies of the 1990s, marking von Trier's movement toward his influential Dogma 95 School of filmmaking, which emphasises realistic situations of contemporary life, filmed without background music and with a hand-held, restlessly moving camera.

Hilary and Jackie (1998)
Watson also received an Academy Award nomination for her role as Jacqueline du Pré in the 1998 film Hilary and Jackie, the touching and incredible true story of Jacqueline and Hilary du Pré, the gifted musical sisters who grew up in England in the 1950's. Written and produced as a tribute to Jackie, and based on the memoir A Genius in the Family by Piers and Hilary du Pré, the story traces her rapid rise to international fame and the devastating consequences it had on her and those she loved. Jackie and her husband, the pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim, were treated as musical royalty as they travelled and performed around the world. However, the constant touring became a tremendous strain on Jackie who longed for the simpler life that her sister had built with husband Christopher Finzi, the son of composer Gerald Finzi. When Jackie arrives at her sister’s home for an unannounced visit, lonely and desperate, Hilary consents to Jackie having an affair with her (Hilary's) husband.

Appropriate Adult (2011)
Appropriate Adult is a 2011 British television film, first shown on ITV in two 90-minute parts, based on the true story of Gloucester serial killer Fred West (no relation to the actor playing him, Dominic West) and his wife Rosemary West. Appropriate Adult focuses on the events between the Wests' arrests in 1994 and Fred's suicide in Birmingham's Winson Green Prison on New Year's Day 1995, from the perspective of Janet Leach (Emily Watson), Fred West’s appropriate adult during his questioning. The senior investigator of Fred West’s case wanted to ensure that there could be no suggestion that West did not understand any part of the process, so arrangements were made so that he had an appropriate adult present at all times. Emily Watson won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for her role as the compromised Janet Leach, who draws vital information from West but must remain silent due to the confidentiality demanded of an appropriate adult.

The Boxer (1997)
The Boxer sees Daniel Day-Lewis play Danny Flynn, the 32-year-old boxer and former Provisional IRA volunteer, who returns to Belfast and tries to “go straight” following his release from prison. To get back into the boxing ring, Danny works hard to get the community-centre gym back in operation and starts training, encountering opposition from militant IRA members along the way. Watson stars as former-flame Maggie (Emily Watson), who has an unhappy marriage and now raises her son alone while her husband is in prison. Danny and Maggie grow closer, but Danny continues to be confronted with former IRA compatriots. The growing animosity leads to a bomb being set off, destroying Danny’s gym. Day-Lewis and Watson’s great chemistry in The Boxer sets a heart-warming love story adjacent to the militant friction that developed between splinter groups within the IRA in Belfast.

Gosford Park (2001)
A Julian Fellowes classic period drama- Gosford Park boasts an incredible British ensemble cast including Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Eileen Atkins, Alan Bates, Kristin Scott Thomas, Clive Owen, Emily Watson, Charles Dance, Tom Hollander and Laurence Fox. The British mystery film explores the lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them. Emily Watson plays Elsie, the head house maid, who jumps to the defence of Sir William, breaking the class barrier and eventually revealing her affair with Sir William to everyone at the table. Comic murder mystery at its best.

The Book Thief (2013)
Based on the 2005 novel of the same name by Markus Zusak and adapted by Michael Petroni, The Book Thief is about Liesel, a young girl living with her adoptive German family during the Nazi era. Taught to read by her kind-hearted foster father Hans (Geoffrey Rush), the girl begins "borrowing" books and sharing them with the Jewish refugee being sheltered by her foster parents in their home. Emily Watson plays Rosa, Liesel’s foster mother and wife of Hans in this heart-warming yet chilling tale.

Oranges and Sunshine (2011)
Set in 1980s Nottingham, Oranges and Sunshine is the true story of social worker Margaret Humphreys, who unveiled the scandalous British government child migration schemes in which thousands of children were told their parents had died and were deported to Australia. As Margaret reunited families she drew worldwide attention to the cause. Miraculously, Margaret reunited hundreds the children involved – now adults living mostly in Australia – with their parents in Britain. These children were promised Oranges and Sunshine but they got hard labour and life in institutions.


Testament of Youth arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from 25th May 2015 and on digital platforms from 8th May 2015, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Point Break - Official Trailer (2015) [HD]

Release Date: December 25th, 2015
Genre: Action
Director: Ericson Core
Writer: Kurt Wimmer (screenplay)
Stars: Teresa Palmer, Luke Bracey, Édgar Ramírez

A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. Deep undercover, and with his life in danger, he strives to prove these athletes are the architects of the mind-boggling crimes that are devastating the world's financial markets. Filmed on four continents, North America, Europe, South America and Asia, "Point Break" presents extraordinary feats performed by the world's top extreme sports athletes, and involves some of the most daring exploits ever committed to film. Extreme sports featured include snowboarding, wingsuit flying, free rock climbing, high-speed motocross, and surfing 70-foot waves.

Tomorrowland Movie Review By Carleton Rutter

From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland,” a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Carleton review's Tomorrowland directed by Brad Bird and starring George Clooney, Britt Robertson and Hugh Laurie.


San Andreas Movie Review By Carleton Rutter

Release Date: May 29, 2015
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Director: Brad Peyton
Writers: Allan Loeb (screenplay), Carlton Cuse (screenplay)
Stars: Alexandra Daddario, Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino

After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.


Carleton review's disaster movie San Andreas starring Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino.

So after seeing the movie, did the earth move for him?!

Check out Carleton's review to find out.


Tuesday 26 May 2015

Film news (UK): Watch exclusive trailer ahead of UK release of Bernard Rose’s 2 JACKS

Danny Huston, Jack Huston, Sienna Miller star in debauched tale of Hollywood – out on DVD and Download June 29

2 JACKS is the story of the legendary film director Jack Hussar (Danny Huston), notorious gambler and womaniser, who returns to Hollywood to raise financing for his next film. During a whirlwind night on the town, Jack seduces the stunning Diana (Sienna Miller).

Years later, Jack Hussar Jr. (Jack Huston) arrives in Tinsletown for his directorial debut and Diana (now played by Jacqueline Bisset) finds her daughter falling for her former lover’s son. As Jack Jr. struggles to follow in his famous father’s footsteps, his impulsive, hell-raising actions are about to teach him a life lesson he’ll never forget…

Bernard Rose reveals: The film is loosely based on the Tolstoy short story THE TWO HUSSSARS, and has, at its core the struggle of a son trying to follow in the footsteps of his famous father. As the two men's separate but similar life experiences unfold, we see that even though time and culture changes human nature does not. TWO JACKS is fundamentally about how our romantic vision of the past can prevent us from  living authentically in the present”.

Rough Diamond Productions presents a Julia Verdin production of a Bernard Rose film. 2 Jacks is written and directed by Bernard Rose, produced by Julie Verdin, co-produced by Ric Smith & Matt Dean, exec-produced by Danny Huston, Marcy Levitas Hamilton & Strath Hamilton, Associate producer is Jennifer Linsley Holliday. The film stars Danny Huston, Jack Huston, Sienna Miller, Jacqueline Bisset, Billy Zane, Jamie Harris, Izabella Miko, Rosie Fellner, Richard Portnow & Lydia Hearts.

The film will be released in the UK on DVD and Download simultaneously on June 29, through TriCoast Worldwide, Movie Partnership (Digital) and Fusion Media Sales (DVD).

RRP: £12.99  Cert: 15  Running Time:  minutes, Language: English

Freedom - Official Trailer (2015) Starring Cuba Gooding Jr.

Release Date: June 5, 2015
Genre: Drama
Director: Peter Cousens
Writer: Timothy A. Chey
Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., William Sadler, Sharon Leal

Two men separated by 100 years are united in their search for freedom. In 1856 a slave, Samuel Woodward and his family, escape from the Monroe Plantation near Richmond, Virginia. A secret network of ordinary people known as the Underground Railroad guide the family on their journey north to Canada. They are relentlessly pursued by the notorious slave hunter Plimpton. Hunted like a dog and haunted by the unthinkable suffering he and his forbears have endured, Samuel is forced to decide between revenge or freedom. 100 years earlier in 1748, John Newton the Captain of a slave trader sails from Africa with a cargo of slaves, bound for America. On board is Samuel's great grandfather whose survival is tied to the fate of Captain Newton. The voyage changes Newton's life forever and he creates a legacy that will inspire Samuel and the lives of millions for generations to come.

Competition: Win The Hounds of the Baskervilles on Blu-ray

The Hounds of the Baskervilles is out on Blu-ray on the 1st June and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 2 Blu-rays to give away

Sherlock Holmes is the most filmed character of all time but it is arguably this 1959 re-telling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s classic tale The Hound of the Baskervilles, from legendary horror studio Hammer and starring genre stalwarts Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, which stands as the super sleuth s finest cinematic hour.

Rising up out of the swirling mists of Dartmoor, Baskerville Hall stands tall and gloomy. Its occupant, Charles Baskerville, has been found dead in mysterious circumstances. Could Sir Charles have been the victim of the so-called Baskerville Curse , which tells of a deadly beast that stalks the surrounding countryside? Unperturbed by the legend, next-in-line Sir Henry Baskerville (a rare leading man performance from Lee) sets out to Dartmoor to assume inheritance of the family estate, under the auspices of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and right-hand man Dr. Watson (Andre Morell).

Imbued with an atmosphere as thick as fog, The Hound of the Baskervilles is a superlative gothic yarn which benefits from game performances from Cushing, Lee and Morell, as well as the expert direction of Terence Fisher, known for helming many of Hammer s most celebrated efforts including The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula and The Devil Rides Out.

Win This:
The Hound of the Baskervilles [Blu-ray]

Competition Closed

Sunday 24 May 2015

The 10 Best Adapted Memoirs

The 10 Best Adapted Memoirs

Vera Brittain’s memoir, Testament of Youth, was a bestseller on release, and was the first piece of literature to fully address the full the impact of WWI on the lives of women and the civilian population of Great Britain. To celebrate the release of the film adaptation, out on digital platforms from 8th May 2015, and on Blu-ray and DVD from 25th May 2015, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment, we look back on some of the best memoirs to be adapted to the big screen...

Testament of Youth (2014)
Vera Brittain (Alicia Vikander), irrepressible, intelligent and free-minded, overcomes the prejudices of her family and hometown to win a scholarship to Oxford. With everything to live for, she falls in love with her brother’s close friend Roland Leighton (Kit Harington) as they go to University to pursue their literary dreams. But the First World War is looming and as the boys leave for the front Vera realises she cannot sit idly by as her peers fight for their country, so volunteers as a nurse. Both Vikander and Harington bring a wonderful playfulness to their initial courtship (with brilliant comedic support from Joanna Scanlan as their chaperone), and as the war separates them evolve this chemistry into something utterly moving.

Angela’s Ashes (1999)
Based on the memoirs of Irish author Frank McCourt, Angela’s Ashes was co-written and directed by Alan Parker, and starred Emily Watson and Robert Carlyle as McCourt’s parents. Recounting his childhood, the film tracks McCourt (played by Joe Breen, Ciaran Owens and Michael Legge at different points in his life) as he moves from America to Ireland due to financial difficulties, and his constant attempts to earn enough money to one day move back to the States.

A Mighty Heart (2007)
Mariane Pearl’s memoir A Mighty Heart was adapted for the screen by John Orloff, and recounted the real-life search for Wall Street Journal journalist Daniel Pearl, played by Dan Futterman, who was kidnapped in Karachi by supporters of British terrorist Omar Sheikh. Daniel’s wife Mariane is played by Angelina Jolie in director Michael Winterbottom’s depiction of events which end in the most tragic way imaginable.

The Pianist (2002)
Roman Polanski’s adaptation of pianist and composer Wladyslaw Szpilman’s memoirs was met with huge critical acclaim when released in 2002, and recounts the life of Szpilman (played by an Oscar-winning Adrien Brody), as he tried to survive the destruction of a Warsaw ghetto in WWII, escaping deportation and eluding capture by the Nazis by living in the ruins. Brody famously lost 14kg for the role, and got rid of his apartment and car to try and connect to the feelings of loss he felt were required to play the role.

My Week with Marilyn (2011)
Michelle Williams stars as the late Hollywood starlet Marilyn Monroe in Simon Curtis’ delightful adaptation of two books by Colin Clark which describe his experiences working on the production of the 1957 film The Prince and the Showgirl, starring both Monroe and Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh). The film focuses on the week Monroe spent in London escorted by Clark - here played by the wide-eyed, utterly disarming Eddie Redmayne.

An Education (2009)
British film An Education was directed by Lone Scherfig and its script from author Nick Hornby was based on a memoir by British journalist Lynn Barber. It recounts a tempestuous love affair she had in her teenage years with an older man, with the film starring Carey Mulligan in her first leading role, as the 16-year-old Jenny who becomes involved with Peter Sarsgaard’s Jewish businessman, David Goldman. There’s fantastic support from Dominic Cooper and Rosamund Pike as David’s fun, flighty friends who introduce Jenny to their lavish world – with Pike offering a particularly brilliant comedic turn as the ditzy Helen.

The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
This Spanish biopic is based upon the memoir of 23-year-old Ernesto Guevara (played by Gael García Bernal) and recounts his 1952 expedition across South America alongside his friend Alberto Granado by motorcycle. Several years later, Ernesto would become known internationally as revolutionary Che Guevara, and in The Motorcycle Diaries he finds himself transformed by his observations on impoverished life that they encounter on their trek.

127 Hours (2010)
Aron Ralston’s much talked about memoir Between a Rock and a Hard Place tells the story of how the adventurer became trapped by a boulder in Utah in April 2003, spawning Danny Boyle’s Oscar-nominated film 127 Hours, in which James Franco plays Ralston. With his arm stuck behind a boulder for the majority of the running time, Boyle’s film does well in encapsulating Ralston’s incredible desire to live.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
This French biographical film is based on former Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby’s memoirs of the same name, telling his incredible story: after suffering a massive stroke at the age of 43, Bauby was left with locked-in syndrome, a condition which paralysed him from the neck down, and led to his right eye being sewn up. With one eye left working, the only way Bauby could communicate was by blinking. Mathieu Amalric gives a stunning, heartbreaking performance in the lead role, and director Julian Schnabel won the best Golden Globe for best director.

Persepolis (2007)
This French-American animated film is based on Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographical graphic novel, directed by the lady herself alongside Vincent Paronnaud. Following a young girl as she comes of age against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution, the film tells the factual story of Satrapi, with the title referring to the historic New Persian city of Persepolis.

Testament of Youth is available on digital platforms from 8th May 2015, and on Blu-ray and DVD from 25th May 2015, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

Saturday 23 May 2015

Phantom Halo - Official Trailer (2015) Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rebecca Romijn [HD]

Brothers Samuel and Beckett Emerson are barely scraping by. Their father, Warren, continues to gamble and drink away any money they bring home. With all the havoc that is constantly going on in their lives, the family members each find solace in his own way, through Shakespeare, comic books and impossible love affairs. Beckett seizes the opportunity to make some easy money by counterfeiting in hopes of repaying his father's debts. When Beckett's plan goes awry, the family must decide what's most important or pay the ultimate price.

Release Date: June 19th, 2015
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director: Antonia Bogdanovich
Writer: Antonia Bogdanovich, Anne Heffron
Starring: Luke Kleintank, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Sebastian Roché, Jordan Dunn, Tobin Bell, Rebecca Romijn, Gbenga Akinnagbe

Black Mass (2015) Official Trailer 2 [HD]

The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.

Friday 22 May 2015

Dope - Red Band Trailer (2015) [HD]

Release Date: June 19,2015
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: Rick Famuyiwa
Writer: Rick Famuyiwa
Stars: Zoë Kravitz, Kiersey Clemons, Forest Whitaker

A coming of age comedy/drama for the post hip hop generation. Malcolm is a geek, carefully surviving life in The Bottoms, a tough neighborhood in Inglewood, CA filled gangsters and drugs dealers, while juggling his senior year of college applications, interviews and the SAT. His dream is to attend Harvard. A chance invitation to a big underground party leads Malcolm and his friends into a, only in Los Angeles, gritty adventure filed with offbeat characters and bad choices. If Malcolm can persevere, he'll go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.

Knock Knock - Official Trailer (2015) Keanu Reeves Horror [HD]

A pair of femme fatales wreak havoc on the life of a happily married man.

Release Date: June 26, 2015
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director: Eli Roth
Writers: Guillermo Amoedo, Nicolás López
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo, Ana de Armas

Tiger House - Official Trailer (2015) Kaya Scodelario, Ed Skrein [HD]

An injured gymnast must defend her boyfriend's house from a gang of armed robbers.

Release Date: August 24, 2014
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director: Thomas Daley (as Tom Daley)
Writer: Simon Lewis
Stars: Kaya Scodelario, Ed Skrein, Dougray Scott

The Gallows (2015) Official Trailer 2 [HD]

Twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play, students at the same small town school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honour the anniversary of the tragedy—but ultimately find out that some things are better left alone.

Magic Mike XXL (2015) Official Trailer 2 Starring Channing Tatum & Joe Manganiello,

Three years after he retired from stripping, Mike (Channing Tatum) reunites with the rest of the Kings of Tampa for a blow-out final performance in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson gets himself a Guinness World Record at San Andreas Premier

22 May 2015, London: Hollywood superstar Dwayne Johnson achieved the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the most selfies in the space of 3 minutes at the World Premiere of his new film SAN ANDREAS at the Odeon Leicester Square last night. Dwayne captured an astounding 105 selfies with attending film fans, achieving a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title. The record attempt was overseen by a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS adjudicator.

The stars of SAN ANDREAS – including Dwayne Johnson, Alexandra Daddario, Carla Gugino and director Brad Peyton – attended the World Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square London’s prestigious Leicester Square on May 21st.

After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning.  And when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.

The action thriller SAN ANDREAS, from New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures, reunites Dwayne Johnson with director Brad Peyton and producer Beau Flynn, following their collaboration on the global hit Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. The film also stars Carla Gugino (Night at the Museum,TV’s Entourage), Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, TV’s True Detective), Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer), Archie Panjabi (TV’s The Good Wife), Hugo Johnstone-Burt (Australian TV’s Home and Away), Art Parkinson (TV’s Game of Thrones) and Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man).

SAN ANDREAS is produced by Beau Flynn (Hercules, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island).  Richard Brener, Samuel J. Brown, Michael Disco, Rob Cowan, Tripp Vinson and Bruce Berman serve as executive producers.  The screenplay is by Carlton Cuse, story by Andre Fabrizio & Jeremy Passmore.

SAN ANDREAS will be released in cinemas across the UK on 28TH May 2015 by Warner Bros. Pictures

Running time: 107 mins                                                 Cert: 12A

Thursday 21 May 2015

Bravetown - Official Trailer (2015) [HD]

Josh is a lost soul with an extraordinary musical talent set on a journey to encounter what he was least expecting but undoubtedly needed most. Feeling like it's him against the world at first, his path is crossed by many people looking for their own fate, that in the end, his presence in their lives turns out to be of extraordinary importance.

Release Date: May 8, 2015
Genre: Drama, Music
Director: Daniel Duran
Writer: Oscar Orlando Torres
Stars: Lucas Till, Maria Bello, Josh Duhamel, Laura Dern

Wednesday 20 May 2015

Most Inspirational Film Female Characters

Women playing strong, iconic and inspirational characters in film has grown over the decades. From famous icons such as Lucile Ball to Jennifer Lawrence- women in film today have created some of the most inspirational characters, touching hearts and minds worldwide.

Gone are the days were women were portrayed as dependant, fearful and simply out of touch with the women of the real world. Some of the most inspirational characters to date, have represented the challenges, trials and tribulations that are often experienced by the women of the world. Not only inspiring their wider audience but also being key inspirational characters for generations to come. To celebrate the Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD release of Wild we’ve taken a look at some of the 21st century’s most inspirational female characters

Erin Brokovich
Played by the ever talented Julia Roberts, Erin Brokovich is the true story of one women’s mission to reveal the fatal mistakes of a Southern Californian power company all whilst single handily raising her young family, and working in a job that she us underqualified for.

Never refusing to give up and take no for an answer, Erin Brockovich is a model woman and movie for our times.

Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blindside
Based on the extraordinary true story, Sandra Bullock plays southern family woman Leigh Anne Tuohy who famously took Michael Oher, a homeless teen from the Memphis projects, into her home. With love and guidance from the Tuohy family and Leigh Anne in particular, Michael became a college graduate and famous NFL footballer.

Based on the 1996 novel Push by Sapphire, Precious stars Gabourey Sidibe. Claireece Precious Jones is a neglected teenager living under the roof of her alcoholic, abusive Mother and Father who continually rapes her, resulting in two pregnancies. Inspired by a supportive teacher Precious learns to read and write and escapes with her two children to make a better life for herself. Under the clutches of the must unimaginable evil Precious continuous to hold out hope for a better life.

Hermione Granger in Harry Potter
Hermione Granger is Harry Potter’s intelligent, loyal friend who saves him from the majority of life threatening situations he finds himself in. Throughout we love Hermione because she’s brainy, badass and not scared to hang with the boys.

Elsa in Frozen
Princess Elsa was gifted with the power to control the cold (ice, snow etc.) As the next in line to the throne Elsa made the brave decision to hide away from her kingdom and her family to learn how to control her potentially dangerous powers. We love Elsa because Anna’s wellbeing is her main priority, and not getting married… unlike other characters in the film.

Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games
Selfless Katniss Everdeen instantly wins us over when she volunteers to replace her younger sister in The Hunger Games. Katniss is part of a growing crop of fierce female protagonists; strong, smart and not perfect.

Reese Witherspoon- Wild
WILD recounts the reckless behaviour of Cheryl Strayed (Witherspoon), who makes a rash decision to embark on a challenging trek across the Pacific Crest Trail. With absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles all on her own — in what becomes an unforgettable journey of transformation and redemption that strengthens and ultimately heals her.


Competition: Win Wild on Bluray

Wild is out on DVD/Blu-ray on the 25th May and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 2 Blu-rays to give away

After years of reckless behaviour, a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Cheryl Strayed makes a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own. 

WILD powerfully reveals her terrors and pleasures – as she forges ahead on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.

Win This:
Wild [DVD]

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Tomorrowland Ultimate Utopia Trailer (2015) - George Clooney, Britt Robertson

From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland,” a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Official Trailer #1 (2015) - Dylan O'Brien Movie HD

In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.

Zac Efron stars in "We are your Friends" | Official Trailer | In Cinemas August 28th‏

First trailer for WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS, the much anticipated directorial debut from MTV's Catfish co-creator Max Joseph, starring Zac Efron (Bad Neighbours) and Emily Ratajkowski (Gone Girl),  in a stylish look the world of electronic music and the Hollywood party scene.

WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS is a fresh, vivid coming of age drama about what it takes to find your voice. It follows a close-knit group of friends in LA, including Zac Efron’s character Cole, an aspiring young DJ who is trying to make it on the electronic music scene.

Named after Justice's seminal electronic anthem, and featuring a cutting-edge soundtrack including music from Alesso, WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS is the must-see hit of the summer, set for UK release on August 28th.

WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS is a coming of age drama about what it takes to find your voice. Set in the world of electronic music and Hollywood nightlife, an aspiring 23 year old DJ named Cole spends his days scheming with his childhood friends and his nights working on the one track that will set the world on fire. All of this changes when he meets a charismatic but damaged older DJ named James who takes him under his wing. Things get complicated, however, when Cole starts falling for James' much younger girlfriend, Sophie. With Cole's forbidden relationship intensifying and his friendships unravelling, he must choose between love, loyalty, and the future he knows he's destined for.

Mad Max: Fury Road Interview - Charlize Theron (2015)

A apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

Tuesday 19 May 2015

Jurassic World - The Park Is Open June 12 (TV Spots 3 - 8) (HD)

Jurassic World - The Park Is Open June 12

Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure based on the novel “Jurassic Park” by Michael Crichton. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.

Jurassic World will be released in 3D by Universal Pictures on June 12, 2015.

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PAN - in cinemas Oct 16 - brand new trailer‏

From Warner Bros. Pictures comes, “Pan,” a live-action Peter Pan feature directed by Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Pride & Prejudice”).

Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.

The film stars Oscar® nominee Hugh Jackman (“Les Misérables”) as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) as Hook; Oscar® nominee Rooney Mara (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) as Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar (“The Dictator”) as Smee; and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter. Amanda Seyfried (“Les Misérables”) rounds out the cast as Mary, alongside Jack Charles (“Mystery Road”) as The Chief/Tiger Lily’s father; Taejoo Na (“The Kick”) as Kwahu; Nonso Anozie (“Son of God,” “Atonement”) as Bishop; Kathy Burke (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) as Mother Barnabas; Kurt Egyiawan (“Skyfall”) as Murray; Lewis MacDougall (UK TV’s “In the Name of the Children”) as Nibs; and newcomer Leni Zieglmeier as Wendy Darling.

PAN is released in UK cinemas 16 October 2015, with previews on 10th & 11th October.

Monday 18 May 2015

Set Fire To The Stars TRAILER 1 (2015) - Starring Elijah Wood

An aspiring poet in 1950s New York has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell raising hero, Dylan Thomas.

Steve Jobs - Official First Look (Universal Pictures)

Introducing Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s #SteveJobs. Coming soon to cinemas.

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.

Steve Jobs is directed by Academy Award® winner Danny Boyle and written by Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin, working from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple founder. The producers are Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady of Film 360, Scott Rudin and Academy Award® winner Christian Colson.

Michael Fassbender plays Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with Academy Award®-winning actress Kate Winslet starring as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh. Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, is played by Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley.

The film also stars Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs’ ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh development team.

Genre - Drama
Cast - Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterston, Michael Stuhlbarg
Directed by - Danny Boyle
Writer - Aaron Sorkin
Produced by - Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady, Scott Rudin,
Christian Colson
Executive Producer - Bernard Bellew

Competition: Win Testament of Youth [Blu-ray]

The indomitable Vera Brittain became the first person to document war from a woman’s point of view and, in so doing, changed the way a generation regarded itself and its actions. Her defining testimony becomes a searing story of love, war and remembrance as TESTAMENT OF YOUTH arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on 25th May 2015 and digitally on 8th May 2015, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment. And to celebrate we have 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray!

Vera Brittain (Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina, Anna Karenina), irrepressible, intelligent and free-minded, overcomes the prejudices of her family and hometown to win a scholarship to Oxford. With everything to live for, she falls in love with her brother’s close friend Roland Leighton (Kit Harington – TV’s Game Of Thrones, Pompeii) as they go to University to pursue their literary dreams. But the First World War is looming and as the boys leave for the front Vera realises she cannot sit idly by as her peers fight for their country, so volunteers as a nurse. She works tirelessly, experiencing all the griefs of war, as one by one her fiancé, her brother and their closest friends are all killed and the pillars of her world shattered. However, an indefatigable spirit, Vera endures and returns to Oxford, irrevocably changed, yet determined to find a new purpose which spurs her towards a redemptive act of remembrance.

A sweeping, epic and yet inherently personal account of the true cost of war, TESTAMENT OF YOUTH features towering performances from Vikander and Harington as well as peerless support from a veritable who’s who of British acting talent, including BAFTA winners Dominic West (Pride), Emily Watson (The Theory Of Everything) and Miranda Richardson (The Young Victoria) alongside  Taron Egerton (The Kingsman: Secret Service), Colin Morgan (TV’s Merlin), Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Joanna Scanlan (The Invisible Woman) and Anna Chancellor (TV’s Mapp & Lucia)

Win This:
Testament of Youth [Blu-ray] [2015]

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Competition - Win Pinocchio on DVD

The enchanting fairytale of a lovable wooden puppet who longs to be a real boy finally comes to life on DVD and digital platforms from May 25th, 2015, courtesy of Signature Entertainment and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 2 copies on DVD to give away!

The elderly puppet maker Geppetto (Mario Adorf – A Christmoose Carol, The Secret of the Whales) wants nothing more than a son to call his own, and one beautiful, starry night, a fairy godmother fulfils his wish in the most unusual way imaginable. Using her powers, she transforms a marionette carved by Geppetto himself into life- the little wooden boy Pinocchio.

Mischievous and stubborn, Pinocchio ignores the protestations of Coco, his little cricket companion, and takes off determined to explore the world and embark on an adventure. However, he soon finds himself having to face up to the dangers of the real world, including cruel puppeteer Mangiafuoco and the deceitful tricksters Cat (Florian Lukas – The Grand Budapest Hotel, Goodbye Lenin) and Fox (Sandra Huller – Requiem, Strings), as well as realizing his own dishonesty and selfishness may be the only things standing between him and the chance to be a real boy.

Combining live action with CGI, this wonderfully charming, beautifully crafted adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s beloved book is teeming with memorable characters, remaining faithful to the original while injecting new life into the classic tale-  sure to delight children and adults alike!

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Sunday 17 May 2015

Bilal - Trailer

Bilal, a bright eyed carefree boy ignited with fanciful imagination and a dream only a 7 years old can conjure. His voice, a true gift. On a day as similar as any, this dream turns into a nightmare when the village he lives in is ransacked, orphaning him and his younger sister, Ghufaira. Thrown in a world where greed and injustice rule all, Bilal and Ghufaira find themselves bound to the chaotic wills and wants of the most powerful man in the City, Umayya. Dreams of freedom and the warrior he fantasized he would become, are kept deep in Bilal's yearning heart. Bilal will soon learn he must choose his own fate, and find the courage to raise his voice. Bilal will challenge everything. "[6]

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Bilal (adult)
Jacob Latimore as Bilal (teen)
Ian McShane as Umayya
Sage Ryan Safwan (teen)
Thomas Ian Nicholas as Saad
Michael Gross (actor) as Okba
Cynthia McWilliams as Hamama
Fred Tatasciore as Charlatan Priest
Jon Curry as Sohaib
Andre Robinson Bilal (child)

Pitch Perfect 2 Movie Review By Carleton Rutter

Carleton reviews Pitch Perfect 2 directed by Elizabeth Banks and starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson.

Movies like this make me want to keep my day job.


Mad Max: Fury Road Movie Review by Carleton Rutter

"What a lovely day!"

Carleton review Mad Max: Fury Road directed by George Miller and starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron


Saturday 16 May 2015

80’s Fashion On Film

The bright, brilliant fashion of the 1980’s has often been captured on film- the over the top nature of the clothes lends itself beautifully to cinema, with some of the most iconic outfits of all time captured in this era. To celebrate the home entertainment release of A Most Violent Year, in which Jessica Chastain showcases an incredible array of 1980’s era Armani, we take a look at other films which demonstrate the fashion of the decade.

A Most Violent Year (2014)
The ethics of an honest man collide with the brutal violence of 1980s New York in JC Chandor’s instant classic. Set in 1981, when New York City experienced an unprecedented spike in criminal activity, small businessman Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac) fights to make a living, support his wife Anna (Jessica Chastain) and protect his interests. Chastain in particular models some incredible outfits- she strongly believed that her headstrong, nouveau-riche character would only wear Armani, and wrote to the fashion house to request that they lend their costumes to the film. They were happy to oblige, and so every single outfit Anna wears is vintage Armani from 1981... including some absolutely stunning coats and sunglasses.

Submarine (2010)
Richard Ayoade’s comedy drama stars Craig Roberts as 15-year old Oliver Tate, who has two major ambitions- to lose his virginity to the beautiful Jordana (Yasmin Paige) and to save his parent’s rocky relationship (a task made all the more difficult when his mother’s ex-lover reappears in their lives). Costume designer Charlotte Walters does a brilliant job of capturing the wonderfully quirky take on the classic coming of age tale, dressing the young cast in a wonderful array of duffle coats, satchels and Wayfarers.

Adventureland (2009)
Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart and Ryan Reynolds star in this comedy drama set in a 1987 theme park. Eisenberg plays college student James Brennan, whose dreams of a summer in Europe are crushed after his parents suffer a major financial setback. James is forced to get a summer job to cover his upcoming college expenses at the decrepit local amusement park Adventureland, where he falls in love with his co-worker Emily Lewin (Stewart). The fashion is pretty understated throughout, but there are some fantastic high-waisted jeans and shorts on display, as well as an abundance of very impressive moustaches.

This is England (2006)
Shane Meadows’ semi-autobiographical drama about his experiences growing up in 1980’s England offers an unflinching look at the racial tensions which marred Thatcher’s Britain, with standout performances from newcomer Thomas Turgoose, Vicky McClure and Rosamund Hanson. The film brilliantly brings 1983 to life, in no small part due to Jo Thompson’s costume designs, which offer a wonderfully vivid depiction of mods, skinheads and New Romantics fashion as it took hold of the country.

The Wedding Singer (1998)
This wonderfully offbeat rom-com united Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore for the first time, recounting the lives and loves of wedding singer Robbie Hart (Sandler) in 1985. When his fiancé leaves him at the altar, he’s left heartbroken, and seeks solace in his new friendship with cocktail waitress Julia Sullivan (Barrymore), who needs help planning her own wedding to the insufferable Glen (Matthew Glave). However, the ensuing planning only brings them closer together, leading to an inevitable showdown. Mona May’s costumes are wonderfully outrageous, and include Miami Vice- esque suits, ludicrously over the top perms and an abundance of lace accessories- while Sandler rocks a particularly memorable mullet.

Heathers (1989)
Michael Lehmann’s classic black comedy took the genre of teen movies and well and truly subverted it into something much darker – it’s since become a cult classic, not least due to the incredible 80’s fashions showcased throughout the film. Plaid skirts, braces, big shoulders and velvet all take centre stage, and an additional surreal dimension is provided thanks to costume designer Rudy Dillon’s decision to assign each of the main characters a colour - power-hungry red for Heather Chandler (Kim Walker), cowardly yellow for Heather McNamara (Lisanne Falk) and jealous green for Heather Duke (Shannen Doherty) — with Winona Ryder’s Veronica given a foreboding wardrobe of black and dark blue.

Working Girl (1988)
Mike Nichols razor-sharp romantic comedy stars Melanie Griffiths, Sigourney Weaver and Harrison Ford and can take a huge portion of the credit for catapulting the ‘power dressing’ trend into popular culture. Outrageously back-combed hair, eyeshadows in every colour of the rainbow, and shoulder pads take centre stage, with the gradually changing wardrobe of lead Tess (Griffiths) offering a glimpse into her changing attitude and position in the workplace.

The Breakfast Club (1985) and honourable mentions for Pretty in Pink and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
The undisputed king of 80s teen movies, John Hughes’ films live on not just because of the timelessness of his tales of adolescent angst, but because of the incredible fashion showcased in every single film. The Breakfast Club is the obvious choice, as each ‘high-school stereotype’ character models an iconic outfit, including Molly Ringwald’s pristine princess ensemble, rebel Judd Nelson’s leather gloves, outcast Ally Sheedy’s alternative look and Emilio Estevez’s classic letterman jacket. Special mention must be made of Hughes’ other two classics- in Pretty in Pink Molly Ringwald wears a stunning array of bright and beautiful dresses and skirts, and Andrew McCarthy showcases the oversized pastel suits and collars of the decade, whereas in Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, Matthew Broderick’s sweater vests/ slacks combo and Jennifer Grey’s classic leggings, leg warmers and oversized cardigans take sartorial centre stage.

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Madonna and Rosanna Arquette co-star in this comedy about bored housewife Roberta (Arquette), who wakes up with amnesia after an accident, and is mistaken for free-spirited New York City drifter Susan (Madonna). The film showcases several iconic 80’s looks, including an oft-cited silk bomber jacket with an embroidered back which causes all manner of mix-ups. Other classic looks featured include perms, oversized hair accessories, lace gloves and harem pants.

Flashdance (1983)
Jennifer Beals stars in this romantic drama as Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steelworker by day, and an exotic dancer by night. Harbouring dreams of a ballet career, she is given financial support her boss and love interest Nick Hurley (Michael Nouri) and moral support by the kind-hearted instructor Hanna Long (Lilia Skala). The film's signature fashions include dancewear trends of oversized t-shirts, legwarmers and of course, perms, along with masculine-inspired casual wear and an infamous scene involving Alex arriving at a fancy date wearing a man’s tuxedo, minus the shirt.

A Most Violent Year comes to Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms from May 18, 2015 courtesy of Icon Film Distribution.

And you can buy it by clicking this Amazon linkA Most Violent Year