Thursday 30 July 2015

Black Mass Poster and Trailer Reveal

Johnny Depp
Joel Edgerton
Benedict Cumberbatch
Kevin Bacon
Peter Sarsgaard
Dakota Johnson
Corey Stoll

Directed by Scott Cooper

Adapted from the book Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob, by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill

In Cinemas 13 November 2015

Three-time Oscar nominee Johnny Depp (“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “Finding Neverland,” the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films) stars as notorious mobster James “Whitey” Bulger in the drama “Black Mass,” directed by Scott Cooper (“Crazy Heart”).

The film also stars Joel Edgerton (“The Great Gatsby,” “Zero Dark Thirty”) as FBI Agent John Connolly; Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Imitation Game”) as Whitey’s brother, powerful State Senator Billy Bulger; Rory Cochrane (“Argo”) as Steve Flemmi, Whitey’s closest partner in crime; Jesse Plemons (TV’s “Fargo”) as Whitey’s main henchman, Kevin Weeks; and Kevin Bacon (“Crazy, Stupid, Love.” TV’s “The Following”) as FBI Special Agent in Charge Charles McGuire.

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster Jimmy Bulger (Depp) to collaborate with the FBI in order to eliminate their common enemy: the Italian mob.  The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement while consolidating his power and becoming one of the most ruthless and dangerous gangsters in Boston history.

BIRTH PAINS: Pregnancy and Birth in Horror Movies

BIRTH PAINS: Pregnancy and Birth in Horror Movies
Conceptual anxieties, pregnant panic and the birth pangs of horror

The second Golden Age of Horror was born premature. For though associated with the 1970s, it began in 1968, with the arrival of two films that would forever change the genre landscape: George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead and Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby. Redefining the zombie as a vehicle for sociopolitical commentary, Romero’s low-budget shocker focused on death, the theme with which all human experience ends and with which the horror genre is most closely associated. Polanski’s film, conversely, explored the other end of the spectrum, dealing with the fears that can surround maternity and birth, where all our lives begin. This was horror at its most (literally) conceptual, and it would beget a preoccupation with panic-stuffed pregnancy that the genre has ever since been unable to get fully out of its system. INFERNAL arrives on DVD from 24th August, 2015, courtesy of Signature Entertainment in which the unrivalled joy of a newborn baby rapidly descends into fear of the highest order, we take a look at the most gruesome horror films that feature pregnancy, birth and disturbed children.

As newlywed couple Sophia and Nathan move into their new home together Sophia delivers the news that she’s pregnant. Nathan digests the news, proposes to her and they get married, hoping to live happily ever after... The couple welcome their first child into the world shortly after getting married, but their joy quickly turns to panic when the young girl starts acting strangely. The unrivalled joy of a newborn baby rapidly descends into fear of the highest order when unexplainable things start happening around the house. Fearing their daughter could be possessed, the parents call in a priest to perform an exorcism, but when that goes horribly wrong, the parents start to wonder if they will ever be able to rid their daughter of the evil power lurking within her...

Rosemary’s Babies
Caught between her oldworld Catholicism and her hip metropolitan modernity, Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow) has just moved into a New York apartment with a shady history, hoping to make “a new beginning” there. Impregnated while passed out in bed, Rosemary grows ever more anxious and paranoid about the intentions of her self-absorbed, controlling husband Guy (John Cassavetes) and the interfering old couple next door – and once the seed of an idea about witchcraft has been planted inside her, it grows and grows as her pregnancy continues, until eventually some sort of truth must out.

Key to Polanski’s film is the question, never fully resolved, of whether Rosemary is genuinely falling prey to a Satanic coven, or suffering from “the pre [and post] partum crazies”, as she struggles, like all mothers, to come to terms with the thing growing inside her, both a part of herself and something other. For the society that Rosemary is entering – and helping to build – fills her with doubt, reflecting the ambivalent feelings that many would have harboured about the changing world of the Sixties. Though born of the recombinant materials of the past, babies are the future – and in turbulent ’68, the future, though pregnant with revolutionary possibilities, seemed very uncertain.

Relocated to contemporary Paris and considerably expanded (padded, even) in length, Agnieszka Holland’s 2014 two-part reimagining for television fills in the narrative gaps, focusing as much on the Satanic seduction of Guy as the infernal insemination of Rosemary. Yet for all its creepy set-pieces, this Rosemary remake entirely aborts the original’s crucial ambiguity, and so throws out the baby with the bathwater. Polanski’s is definitely the daddy.

Alien Invasions
The biology of birth – the blood, the pain, all that icky anatomy – makes it the perfect subject for body horror, and in particular for male anxieties about feminine physicality and function. So in Ridley Scott’s ‘seminal’ SF-horror Alien (1979), the conventional modalities of reproduction are overturned as Executive Officer Kane (John Hurt, indeed) is orally raped by a newly hatched alien ‘facehugger’, and then internally incubates and gives chest-bursting birth to the creature’s next lifestage – aboard a spaceship whose computer system is ironically named ‘Mother’. By the time the film’s heroine, Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), has out-toughed and outlived many male colleagues and crash-landed into an all-male penal planet in David Fincher’s long-gestating Alien3 (1992), she is herself carrying the embryo of an alien, and struggling to hold onto her own agency as everyone wants a piece of mother and unborn daughter. Scott’s prequel Prometheus (2012), ‘consciously uncoupled’ from the franchise that birthed it, sees sterile archaeologist Shaw (Noomi Rapace) undergoing immaculate conception via her partner’s alien-infected sperm, and then forced to perform an invasive Caesarean section upon herself using surgical equipment designed exclusively for men.
Meanwhile, the Strause brothers’ hybridised spin-off sequel Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem (2007) shows a ‘Predalien’ let loose in a maternity ward, graphically pumping multiple large ova down the throat of an already gravid woman whose waters have just broken. It is a grotesque spectacle not easily forgotten, even if it is perhaps over-egging the pregnancy pudding.

Big Babies
With its extra-terrestrial invaders, weird face rapes and rapid gestations, Harry Bromley Davenport’s Xtro (1982) might sound like an English Alien ripoff, but the film also ‘delivers’ something new to the reproductive cycle: the sight of a recently impregnated woman giving birth, agonising and ultimately fatal to herself, to a fully grown man who then, as the pièce de résistance, bites through his own umbilical cord.

Not that such extreme births cannot be survived. In Miike Takashi’s unclassifiable Gozu (2003), the yakuza Minami (Hideko Sone) is tasked with escorting Ozaki (Aikawa Sho), a senior ‘brother’ for whom Minami harbours repressed homoerotic feelings, to a strange town to bump him off. In fact Ozaki has a heart attack en route, but Minami must spend the rest of the film searching for Ozaki’s missing corpse. In the final sequence, Ozaki witnesses a young woman (Yoshino Kimika) give birth to the fully-formed and now living Ozaki – and we last see the three of them walking arm in arm down the street, in a ménage à trois where sexuality has become incestuously confused.

Even that is topped, though, by the threesome in Z is for Zygote, Chris Nash’s contribution to The ABCs of Death 2 (2014). A man heads out while his wife is in labour, instructing her to eat ‘portlock root’ to “slow down the baby until I can get here from town.” Cut to 13 years later, and the woman, now enormously pregnant, conducts lengthy conversations about her sense of abandonment with the grown child that is still in her belly. When the portlock runs out, the baby, promising it will never leave its mother, guts and bones her from the inside and fills out her skin, essentially merging itself with her body. Finally the husband does return, hoping to try make another baby with his ‘wife’.

Labour Pains
What with the morning sickness, the discomfort of increased weight, and eventually the intense, body-splitting trauma of labour and delivery, pregnancy is associated with physical pain and maternal sacrifice (or ‘materdom’). Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo’s bludgeoning Inside (2007) dramatises all the torment of this process, as the very pregnant Sarah (Alysson Paradis), who recently survived a head-on collision that took her husband’s life, spends one last night alone with her mixed feelings on impending maternity (she is scheduled for an induced birth in the morning). Except that she is not alone – for a mysterious woman in black (Béatrice Dalle) has come inside, looking like death itself, to claim her due. Over one long night the two will bloodily contest ownership of Sarah’s unborn foetus, in a grimly grotesque parody of the struggles and travails of birth.

The short sharp shock of a car accident is often used as a vivid analogue of birth pangs. Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook (2014) opens with a primal scene, as Amelia Vanek is being rushed to hospital in labour, a violent crash both kills her husband Oskar and ushers in the arrival of her son Samuel (Noah Wiseman) – and the deep scars that this simultaneous death- and birthday leaves in Amelia will, seven years later, come back to haunt the Vaneks.

Similarly, in Paul Solet’s Grace (2009), Madeline (Jordan Ladd) is widowed by an accident that also kills the baby in her belly, but she refuses to let go, insisting on carrying the dead foetus to full term – while her post-menopausal mother-in-law Vivian (Gabrielle Rose) wants to mother (and breastfeed) the baby herself. All that maternal madness engenders a miracle – and a monster – that “needs special food.” Madeline’s cat Jonesy shares its name with the on-board pet in Alien – much as Grace shares that film’s interest in perverted birth.

Meanwhile, Zach Parker’s Proxy (2013) begins with what ought to be every expectant mother’s nightmare. As Esther (Alexia Rasmussen) leaves an ob/gyn checkup, she is attacked in the street, knocked unconscious, and then battered repeatedly about her pregnant belly with a brick. In emergency surgery, doctors remove her foetus by C-section, too late to save it – and yet, as we gradually get to know the bruised Esther and another woman (Alexa Havins) whom she befriends at a child bereavement group, these two reveal themselves as like-minded fantasists with some very strange ideas in embryo. And so it becomes clear that some women are maybe just not cut out to be mothers – except of invention.

Engendered Birth
If Alien presents male viewers with the nightmare of having to endure the kind of labour pain that so many women go through as a matter of course, then Jacob Vaughan’s Bad Milo! (2014) plays out the same fears for grotesque laughs. It opens with an ultrasound – but the patient is not a mother-to-be, but Duncan (Ken Marino), and his ‘baby’ is in fact a large growth in his colon. That tumour will grow inside Duncan, and eventually, painfully, emerge from his rectum as Milo, the monstrous (yet baby-like) incarnation of its stressed-out host’s repressed id – and Duncan, despite his stated fear of parenthood, must learn not just to let out the beast (repeatedly), but to mother it.

The final image of Matsumoto Hitoshi’s extreme sex comedy R100 (2013) is of its protagonist, the salaryman Takafumi Katayami (Ichi the Killer‘s Omori Nao), sporting his own very pregnant belly. The path that has led him to that state is hardly a straight one. With his wife in a three-year coma, his son coming of age in a single-parent family, and his own renascent, guilt-riddled libido tearing him apart, Takafumi signs up with an exclusive gentlemen’s SM club, and learns painful lessons in how to combine the rôles of father, pervert and, yes, mother.

Hybrid Gen(r)es
Conception happens when sperm collides with egg, creating an admixture of two different genetic codes. Yet this need not be an altogether natural process. In David Cronenberg’s The Fly (1986), scientist Seth Brundle (Jeff Golblum) finds himself in sexless genetic union with an insect via an experimental teleporter. Most of the film is concerned with Brundle’s tragic Kafka-esque metamorphosis – but a key subplot sees Brundle impregnating his friend Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis) with his mutant seed. After having a nightmare in which she births a giant pupa, ‘Ronnie’ declares, “I want it out of my body now!” – but before she can have an abortion, Seth kidnaps her, hoping to fuse her, himself and their unborn baby into “a family of three merged together in one body.” Seth is killed before that can happen – but we never do find out what happens to their baby… at least, not until The Fly II.

Genetics prove just as madly incestuous in Vincenzo Natali’s Splice (2009), in which childless biochemist couple Elsa (Sarah Polley) and Clive (Adrien Brody) unethically engineer a female creature from animal and human (indeed Elsa’s) DNA, and secretly raise it as both specimen and baby. Growing rapidly, the adolescent ‘Dren’ (Delphine Chanéac) seduces Clive before changing sex and raping Elsa. The film ends with a pregnant Elsa agreeing to carry to term the monster within.
If both The Fly and Splice represent successful genetic fusions of the science fiction and horror genres, then Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s Spring (2014) is an unexpected hybrid of horror and romance – allowing this article to end on something like a positive note. The heroine of Spring, Louise (Nadia Hilker), is a mutant who can regenerate herself – and remain eternally youthful – by getting pregnant every 22 years and then using the embryonic stem cells to metamorphose into a rejuvenated merger of herself and her partner.

Only now, for the first time in two millennia, she is falling in love with her ‘donor’, Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci) – even if that love may lead to a more normal birth, and the passing down of Louise’s freakish physical makeup to the next generation. This is a film of monstrous transformations and aberrant biochemistry, but at its heart Spring addresses the Darwinian pursuit of self-replication that lies at the heart of every procreative act. In its exploration of both mortality and the infinite via a very unusual form of pregnancy, Spring delivers alright.

By Anton Bitel
INFERNAL is released on DVD on 24th August, 2015, courtesy of Signature Entertainment.

Wednesday 29 July 2015

Pixels Movie Review By Carleton Rutter

When aliens intercept video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack Earth, using the games as models. Knowing that he must employ a similar strategy, President Will Cooper (Kevin James) recruits his childhood pal, former video-game champ and home-theater installer Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), to lead a team of old-school arcade players (Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad) and a military specialist (Michelle Monaghan) to save the planet.


Carleton gives you his thoughts on Pixels, having attended an advanced 3D screening in UK.


13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi TRAILER 1 (2015) - Michael Bay Thriller

An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

Tuesday 28 July 2015

Competition: Win A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night on Blu-ray

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is out on DVD & Bluray right now! and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 Blu-rays to give away

Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town - home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps and other sordid souls – is a place that reeks of death and hopelessness, where a lonely vampire is stalking the town’s most unsavoury inhabitants. But when boy meets girl, an unusual love story begins to blossom…blood red. Discover an intoxicating mix of mesmerising attraction and bloodthirsty violence in this exciting and unique new take on the vampire genre with the release of A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT.

Iranian-American film director Ana Lily Amirpour weaves an innovative and enthralling tale teeming with originality and beauty for her killer feature debut. With a film-noir feel and stylish aesthetic, A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT features powerful performances by Shelia Vand (Argo, The Highway is for Gamblers, Funhouse) as ‘The Girl’, Mozhan Marnò (The Blacklist, House of Cards) as the prostitute; Atti and Arash Marandi as hipster Arash.

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A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night [Blu-ray]

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Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

Monday 27 July 2015

12 Rounds 3: Lockdown

WWE Superstar Dean Ambrose plays Shaw, a detective who returns to active duty after the death of his partner. When he uncovers evidence linking his fellow officers to a murder, they frame him for a homicide he didn’t commit. Trapped in his own precinct, Shaw will do whatever it takes to expose the dirty cops and clear his name. With twelve rounds in the clip and one shot at redemption, nothing will stand in Shaw’s way in this action-packed thriller.

Competition: Win Admiral: Command and Conquer on DVD

Admiral: Command and Conquer is out on DVD on 3rd August and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 DVDs to give away

Charles Dance (TV’s Game of Thrones, The Imitation Game) and Rutger Hauer (Sin City, Batman Begins) star in this epic adventure about a 17th century Dutch admiral, who must lead his fleet to defend his homeland from the terrorising forces of England.

Admiral Michiel de Ruyter is the most famous, and one of the most skilled admirals in Dutch history, most celebrated for his role in the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the 17th century. He was held in the highest esteem by his sailors and soldiers, who used the term Bestevaêr (Grandfather) for him, as a result of his disregard for hierarchy and his refusal to back away from risky and bold undertakings despite his usually reserved and calculated nature.

Get swept away with this visually stunning, swashbuckling story of legendary naval battles, civil war, and one of the most fearless admirals of all time!

Only one man is capable of leading the Dutch nation through its darkest period, see how when ADMIRAL sails onto digital platforms from 27th July, 2015 and DVD from August 3rd, 2015 courtesy of Signature Entertainment.

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Admiral: Command and Conquer [DVD]

Who directs Admiral: Command and Conquer?

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Freeheld - Official UK Trailer‏

Based on the Oscar®-winning short documentary and adapted by the writer of Philadelphia, FREEHELD is the true love story of Laurel Hester [Julianne Moore] and Stacie Andree [Ellen Page] and their fight for justice.  A decorated New Jersey police detective, Laurel is diagnosed with cancer and wants to leave her hard earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie.  However the county officials, Freeholders, conspire to prevent Laurel from doing this. Hard-nosed detective Dane Wells [Michael Shannon], and activist Steven Goldstein [Steve Carell], unite in Laurel and Stacie’s defence, rallying police officers and ordinary citizens to support their struggle for equality.



Sunday 26 July 2015

Southpaw Movie Review By Carleton Rutter

Billy "The Great" Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal), the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle.

However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and his manager.

He soon finds an unlikely savior in Tick Willis (Forest Whitaker), a former fighter who trains the city's toughest amateur boxers. With his future on the line, Hope fights to reclaim the trust of those he loves the most.


Carleton review's Antoine Fuqua's Southpaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

Southpaw Movie Review By Carleton Rutter


Inside Out Review By Carleton Rutter

Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) is a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old Midwestern girl, but her world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Riley's emotions -- led by Joy (Amy Poehler) -- try to guide her through this difficult, life-changing event. However, the stress of the move brings Sadness (Phyllis Smith) to the forefront. When Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley's mind, the only emotions left in Headquarters are Anger, Fear and Disgust.


Carleton reviews Disney Pixar's Inside Out, a very touching movie taken from the top shelf of Pixar. This one is bit special.

Here are his thoughts...

Inside Out Review By Carleton Rutter


Friday 24 July 2015

Attack on Titan (Live Action Movie) - Official Theatrical Trailer

Humanity's last hope. Kill or be devoured.
The first part scheduled to be released in Japan on August 1, 2015 and the second part, titled Attack on Titan: End of the World, immediately to follow on September 19, 2015.

100 years ago, titans suddenly appeared on Earth. Soon, human civilization veered on collapse due to the titans. Humans then built a giant wall to defend themselves. Within the giant walls, humans lived in peace, but, 100 years later, the giant wall is broken.

The film follows the story of Eren Jaeger, a boy who desires to eliminate the titan threat. He is joined by his adopted sister, Mikasa, and his closest friend, Armin. When a Colossal Titan appears over Wall Maria, humanity receives a grim reminder that they will always live in fear of the titans.


Haruma Miura as Eren Jaeger
Kiko Mizuhara as Mikasa Ackerman
Kanata Hongō as Armin Arlert
Hiroki Hasegawa as Shikishima
Takahiro Miura (ja) as Jean Kirstein
Nanami Sakuraba as Sasha Blouse
Satoru Matsuo (ja) as Sannagi
Shu Watanabe as Fukushi
Ayame Misaki as Hiana
Rina Takeda as Lil
Satomi Ishihara as Zoë Hange
Pierre Taki as Souda
Jun Kunimura as Kubal

Thursday 23 July 2015

Smoosh The Movie to Premiere Worldwide July 24th

Digital Superstars Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox of SMOSH Come Home in Their First Feature Film Available on Digital HD

LOS ANGELES - AwesomenessTV and Defy Media, co-producers of SMOSH: The Movie, announced that, following the Los Angeles world premiere on July 22, the film will be available on Digital HD on July 24 following a July 23rd fan screening at Vidcon, the world’s largest annual gathering of digital stars and their fans.

SMOSH: The Movie, stars comedy duo Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox who are best known to their 30 million YouTube subscribers as SMOSH, a Defy-owned property. The film was jointly financed by AwesomenessTV, a multi-platform media company serving the global teen audience, and DEFY Media, a leading independent creator and distributor of digital content.

In addition to Padilla and Hecox, SMOSH: The  Movie features YouTube Stars Jenna Marbles, Grace Helbig, Harley Morenstein, Mark Fischback (Markplier) and Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval (with over 40 million combined subscribers), as well as Jillian Nelson, Brittan Ross, and Michael Ian Black.

“SMOSH: The Movie marks a major next step in serving the millions of SMOSH fans and an opportunity to entertain millions more. With so many loyal fans expected at this year’s Vidcon event, where we will also celebrate SMOSH’s ten year anniversary, we couldn’t think of a better place to debut the movie,” said Defy Media CEO Matt Diamond.

“With SMOSH: The Movie, we are going to build upon  what we learned from the release of Expelled, the #1 Social Movie of 2014 that debuted at the top of the iTunes charts,” said Brian Robbins, CEO and Founder AwesomenessTV.   “Loved by our audience, SMOSH is a huge digital brand and Ian and Anthony are big time comedic talents.  This film was a natural for us to produce and now distribute with Defy.”

SMOSH, one of DEFY Media’s most iconic properties and an online fixture since 2005, is currently the largest content brand for 13-17 year olds. With over 30 million combined YouTube subscribers, 20 million social followers and 17 million monthly unique visitors, SMOSH has one of the strongest digital footprints of any media brand in existence today.  Based on the strength of this audience, SMOSH has also seen multiple chart-topping musical endeavors, record-setting channel spinoffs and top-selling mobile and game apps, with more than two million downloads to date.

A high-concept Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure for 2015, SMOSH: The Movie revolves around Ian and Anthony’s adventure through the YouTube portal to delete an embarrassing video of Anthony before his high school crush, Anna, has the chance to see it.  They run into one YouTube celebrity after another on their quest to rewrite history before their high school reunion.

SMOSH: The Movie was written by Eric Falconer (Blue Mountain State, How I Met Your Mother) Steve Marmel (The Fairly Odd Parents, Sonny with a Chance), and directed by Alex Winter (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Freaked).  The executive producers are Barry Blumberg, Brett Bouttier, Joe Davola,Shauna Phelan, Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox.  Brian Robbins (Varsity Blues, Expelled) serves as producer.

The SMOSH Movie was partially shot at YouTube Space LA.

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Vacation - Meet The Griswolds Red Band trailer -

Vacation - Meet The Griswolds
Vacation - in cinemas August 21
The Griswolds are at it again.  “Vacation,” starring Ed Helms (“The Hangover” films) and Christina Applegate (the “Anchorman” films), takes the family on the road for another ill-fated adventure.  The film marks Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley’s directorial debut.

Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America’s “favorite family fun park,” Walley World.

With the release of Vacation just a month away, it's time to meet the Griswolds in the new red band trailer. Introducing Rusty & Debbie and their sons Kevin and James, the outrageous trailer contains hilarious new footage and is definitely NSFW!


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 - BRAND NEW TRAILER - In Cinemas November 19

With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her.  The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is released in UK cinemas 19th November 2015.

Competition: Win Inside Out Goodies

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control centre inside Riley’s mind and it’s their mission to make sure Riley stays happy. It’s a difficult time for Riley as she and her family relocate to a scary new city, but the Emotions are on the job, eager to help her through this difficult transition.

Inside Out is released in UK cinemas from 24 July and to celebrate, we're giving away a fantastic merchandise pack which includes, bookmarks, a very angry Anger stress ball, a notebook and a wicked Inside Out Frisbee!

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer this question:
Which actor play’s the voice of Joy in Inside Out?

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Watch the UK trailer for Inside Out here

Mississipi Grind - Trailer (Ryan Reynolds, Ben Mendelsohn - 2015)

Gerry is a talented, but struggling poker player about to be swallowed up by his unshakeable gambling habit. But his luck begins to change after he meets the young, charismatic Curtis. Gerry convinces his new lucky charm to hit the road with him, towards a legendary high stakes poker game in New Orleans. The highs and lows unveil the duo’s true characters and motivations, and an undeniable bond forms between them.

A Movie directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Ben Mendelsohn, Sienna Miller, Analeigh Tipton, Robin Weigert
Release Date : September 25, 2015

Wednesday 22 July 2015

Stanley Tucci Top 10

The lovable talent that is Stanley Tucci has transcended three decades with turns as a fab-dad, TV presenter, airport security chief of JFK and now a Seventeenth Century Duke, as A LITTLE CHAOS comes to digital platforms from 10th August, 2015, and on Blu-ray and DVD from 24th August, 2015, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Tucci has played in some fantastic films in his 27 year career and has played a variety of roles, some serious, some comic-relief and others are just indescribable. See below for our top ten.

A Little Chaos is a story about a brilliantly talented landscape gardener (Kate Winslet –Revolutionary Road) who finds herself an unlikely candidate to build the still‐to-be-completed gardens of the Palace of Versailles. British acting royalty Alan Rickman directs Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet in the wonderfully romantic period drama set in some of the most stunning gardens in Europe. In the floral-themed romance, Stanley Tucci stars as Philippe, Duc d'Orleans, the real-life brother to the infamous French king Louis XIV. Tucci’s character is filled with wit, bold exclamations and elaborate outfits, including a very large hat. This film is a wonderfully sumptuous drama that includes an all-star supporting cast, which includes Alan Rickman himself, Helen McCrory, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jennifer Ehle and Rupert Penry-Jones.

This film has a subtle charm and is a stomach-grumbling tale of great food and passions, starring Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott. Brothers Primo and Secondo come to America in the hope of running a successful, authentic Italian restaurant in 1950’s New Jersey. By the end of the movie, the audience have been through an emotional wringer, in a film of great wisdom and delight. A real triumph for everyone involved, especially Stanley Tucci who brings hilarity to the table when a woman orders spaghetti and the following conversation ensues:
"Who's the spaghetti for?"
"For the lady who ordered the risotto"
"Because she likes starch, I dunno! Come on!"

If you don’t know what The Hunger Games is than you must have been living under a rock for the past 5 years. For those under-the-rock dwellers, The Hunger Games is the story of a girl named Katniss who voluntarily joins a televised fight to the death between teens from each of the twelve districts of dystopia, Panem. Stanley Tucci shines as Ceasar Flickerman, the exuberant TV personality that interviews the competitors. Tucci portrays this colourful personality with equally colourful hair, making his few scenes quite memorable.

Andy (Anne Hathaway) is a recent college graduate who gets a job at a prestigious Runway Magazine and becomes the assistant to diabolical editor Miranda Priestly, played by Meryl Street. Tucci shines in this film as the hilarious and very sarcastic fashion assistant to Priestly. His scenes are filled with mirth and are unforgettable. His character is one of the most frequently quoted of this cult film, e.g.: “alright everyone, gird your loins!” Tucci gives diversity to his character, portraying both hilarious wit and heartbreaking emotion.

Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter is re-imagined as a contemporary high school comedy in this tale of a scheming student who plots to give her popularity a boost by painting herself the easiest lay in school. Stanley Tucci plays the fun-loving, adorable, hilarious, fabulous step father to Emma Stone’s Olive Penderghast, whose short scenes sporadically placed throughout the movie are some of the most quoted and memorable. If you need a good laugh, go to YouTube and type in “Who Told You?!”

Winchell is the biographical drama from HBO that recounts the rise and fall of Walter Winchell, a gossip columnist and reporter who changed the face of news reporting. This film is a lively and vivid tale of an interesting man played by an even more interesting man. Tucci endured extensive makeup, aging him from his twenties to his early sixties and wore several different wigs throughout production. His charm and acting ability won him a Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy. Tucci stars alongside Paul Giamatti, Glenne Headly and Christopher Plummer.

Tom Hanks plays Viktor Navorski, a visitor to New York from Eastern Europe. His homeland erupts in a fiery coup, while he is in the air en route to America. Stranded at Kennedy Airport with a passport from nowhere, he is unauthorized to actually enter the United States and must improvise his days and nights in the terminal's international transit lounge, until the war at home is over. Stanley Tucci plays Frank Dixon, airport security chief and US customs official who wants to raise the stakes of airport safety. His portrayal of a mean spirited, power hungry antagonist is both amusing and infuriating. Tucci truly holds his own opposite Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Road to Perdition is an epic film about the bonds of loyalty that are put the test when a hit-man’s son witnesses what his father actually does for a living. Stanley Tucci plays Frank Nitti, a crony for Al Capone’s outfit and mob boss from Chicago. This was a completely different role for Tucci who had previously avoided such roles, not wanting to be type-casted in to the typical Italian gangster role. Though after reading the script, Tucci joined and perfectly portrayed the Italian gangster he wanted to avoid. Tucci stars alongside some greats, including Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law, Daniel Craig and Tyler Hoechlin.

Michael Hoffman brought the famous Shakespearian play to life on the silver screen in 1999. This version of the comedic play finds the world of humans interacting with the realm of magic and fairies. Tucci plays the malicious yet comical sprite Puck who causes mayhem and mischief throughout the film by administering a secret love potion – causing the lovers to mix-and-match with outrageous results.

This is one of Tucci’s most serious roles, playing a psychopathic, paedophiliac serial killer. He plays George Harvey, a quiet man, living a seemingly normal life among his neighbours, who eventually rapes and brutally murders Susie Salmon, played by Saoirse Ronan. This film is a truly twisted, heartfelt thriller about the psychological fallout of a family after their daughter is murdered and her experience watching it all happen from heaven.

A LITTLE CHAOS, available on digital platforms from 10th August, 2015, and on Blu-ray and DVD from 24th August, 2015, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Kate Winslet’s Period Dramas

Bursting onto screens with her strikingly English rose features and vivacious demeanour, Kate Winslet has carved out an impressive and eclectic resume over the years. Whilst she has tried her hand at several genres (always successfully), she has, in particular, made a name for herself in acclaimed, brilliant period dramas. To celebrate the release of her latest, A Little Chaos (available on digital platforms from 10th August, 2015, and on Blu-ray and DVD from 24th August, 2015, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment) we take a look back at some of her other best portrayals of characters from yesteryear...

A Little Chaos (2014)
This wonderfully romantic period drama focuses on brilliantly talented landscape gardener Madame Sabine De Barra (Winslet) who finds herself an unlikely candidate for landscape architect of the still‐to-be-completed Palace of Versailles. Thrown into the bewildering world of the court of King Louis XIV (Alan Rickman), she finds she has little time for the classical, ordered designs of her employer, the famous architect Le Nôtre (Matthias Schoenaerts). However, as she works on her creation, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to him, while attempting to negotiate the perilous rivalries and intricate etiquette of the court.

Mildred Pierce (2011)
Set in 1930’s California, this acclaimed HBO series stars Winslet as Mildred Pierce, a young mother with a talent for baking, hunting for work to support herself and her two young daughters after throwing out her husband Bert (Brían F. O'Byrne). Visiting an employment agency only to encounter job opportunities she feels are beneath her, she resolves to open a restaurant business- straining an already tense relationship with her eldest daughter Veda (Evan Rachel Wood).

Revolutionary Road (2008)
This atmospheric and unsettling adaptation of Richard Yates’ acclaimed novel reunites Winslet with Leonardo Dicaprio, as they take the roles of Frank and April Wheeler, who in 1955 find themselves in the seventh year of their marriage, and in a life that appears seemingly perfect but is in fact deeply unfulfilling. When April suggests that they move to Paris - a city where Frank visited during the war and loved, but where April has never been - as a means to rejuvenate their life, an initially doubtful Frank ultimately agrees to the plan. However, when circumstances change around the Wheelers, April resolves to do whatever she has to in order to escape her humdrum existence- with tragic consequences.

Finding Neverland (2004)
Winslet co-stars alongside Johnny Depp in this charming biographical drama set in London in 1903. J.M. Barrie (Depp) is left reeling after his latest play flops, and by chance meets four boys and their widowed mother Sylvia (Winslet) in the park. Over the next few months, the childlike Barrie visits the boys daily, and with help from their endlessly imaginative games, begins to develop the idea for his next play. Meanwhile, his friendship grows with Sylvia, much to the fury of his wife Mary (Radha Mitchell), and to the judgment of the wider high society they inhabit, which gossips incessantly about his attraction to Sylvia and her sons. As Sylvia's health begins to deteriorate, Barrie's bond to the family strengthens, and he resolves to finish his play about the place called Neverland.

The Reader (2008)
Winslet won a Best Actress Oscar for her role in this deeply affecting drama, which begins in post-war Germany. Teenager Michael Berg (David Kross) is taken ill and helped home by Hanna (Winslet), a stranger twice his age. Recovering from scarlet fever, he seeks out Hanna to thank her, and they begin a passionate affair. Michael discovers that Hanna loves being read to and their physical relationship deepens as Michael reads to her from various classics. Despite their intense bond, she suddenly vanishes one day and Michael is left heartbroken. Eight years later, while Michael (now played by Ralph Fiennes) is a law student watching the Nazi war crime trials, he is stunned to see Hanna again - this time in the dock. As Hanna's past is slowly revealed, Michael uncovers a deep secret that will impact both of their lives forever.

Enigma (2001)
This drama centres on the British code-breaking efforts during World War II. Cryptoanalysts at Bletchley Park have discovered that Nazi U-boats have changed their Enigma code. Authorities enlist the help of the brilliant young Tom Jericho (Dougray Scott) to help them break the code again, with the help of an equally brilliant team. The possibility of a spy within the British code-breakers' ranks hangs over them and Tom's lover Claire (Saffron Burrows) has mysteriously disappeared. To crack the code and try and discover the spy, Tom recruits Claire's best friend, Hester Wallace (Winslet), and in delving into Claire's personal life, they unearth betrayals which go farther than either of them could imagine.

Quills (2000)
This Oscar-nominated biography of infamous writer the Marquis de Sade (Geoffrey Rush) focuses on his times spent imprisoned for unmentionable activities at Charenton Insane Asylum. He manages to befriend the young Abbé de Coulmier (Joaquin Phoenix), who runs the asylum, along with beautiful laundress named Madeline (Winslet). Secretly continuing to write his provocative books, Madeline assists by smuggling the manuscripts out of the asylum to be published. However, when they are discovered, the ramifications are severe, and stretch far beyond the walls of the asylum...

Titanic (1997)
Catapulting her to the A-list, this James Cameron directed epic romantic drama focuses on the ill-fated love affair between young aristocrat Rose DeWitt Bukater (Winslet) and penniless artist Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio), as they both embark on RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage. The film won an astounding eleven Oscars, including Best Picture, and Winslet was nominated for Best Actress, making her the youngest actress to ever receive two Academy Award nominations.

Sense & Sensibility (1995)
Winslet is perfectly cast as the flighty, fanciful Marianne Dashwood who couldn’t be more different to her older sister Elinor (Emma Thompson), but ultimately comes good. Ang Lee directed this adaptation of the Jane Austen classic, and Emma Thompson won a thoroughly deserved Oscar for her adapted screenplay. Hugh Grant, Greg Wise and Alan Rickman play the various suitors which the Dashwood sisters must navigate.

Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Based on the true story of Pauline Parker (Melanie Lynskey) and Juliet Hulme (Winslet), this crime drama charts the meeting of the two young girls in school during the 1950s, and their instant friendship. Spending every minute possible together, and concocting a fantasy world and religion of their own invention, the girls grew more and more estranged from their respective families, and as the two families became increasingly concerned about the intensity of the friendship, the girls conspired to kill Pauline’s mother, to ensure they wouldn’t be separated.

A LITTLE CHAOS is available on digital platforms from 10th August, 2015, and on Blu-ray and DVD from 24th August, 2015, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

Fantastic Four - "Strength" Trailer

Directed by Josh Trank
Starring Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell
Release Date : August 7, 2015
© 2015 - 20th Century Fox

Spectre TRAILER (2015) - Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes Movie HD

In the aftermath of Raoul Silva's attack on MI6, a cryptic message sets in motion events that will see James Bond come face-to-face with the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE. While Gareth Mallory, the newly appointed M, continues fighting political pressures that threaten the future of MI6, Bond starts operating outside his purview as he follows a trail from Mexico to Austria and Morocco and is drawn into a confrontation with an enemy from his past; one who holds a dangerous secret that will force him to question the value of everything he has fought to protect.

Sunday 19 July 2015

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Official Trailer (2016) [ULTRA HD]

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis' most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before.

Release Date: March 25, 2016
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director: Zack Snyder
Writers: Chris Terrio, David S. Goyer
Stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg

Ant-Man Movie Review By Carleton Rutter

Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Release Date: 17 July 2015
Genre: Action | Sci-Fi
Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Hayley Atwell
Directors: Peyton Reed
Writer: Adam McKay, Paul Rudd
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

Carleton review's Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas.

Despite his size, Ant- Man proves to pack a mighty punch! Check out Carleton's review to find out more!


Thursday 16 July 2015

Film news: Double bill of desert action movies set for UK release Aug 2015

The “explosive” award-winning 3 NIGHTS IN THE DESERT stars Amber Tamblyn (Two and a Half Men), as Anna, a pill-popping neurotic pop-star who is reunited after ten years with her former bandmates Travis played by Wes Bentley (Hunger Games) and Barry (Boardwalk Empire’s Vincent Piazza). They travel to a remote desert location, hoping to heal old wounds and sexual conflicts. They hear about a cave with mysterious healing powers but then discover that a whole bunch of new wounds are about to be inflicted…

The Director is Gabriel Cowan, who is known for producing acclaimed horror films such as Cheap Thrills, Bad Milo, The Scribbler and Static it also features music from the hit Indie band Edward Sharpe and the magnetic Zeros.

3 NIGHTS IN THE DESERT will be released in the UK on DVD and Download simultaneously on Aug 15 2015

RRP: £12.99  Cert: 15 Running Time: 90 min Language: English



Dubbed “Sergio Leone meets Robert Rodriguez”, TREASURE OF THE BLACK JAGUAR follows the violent quest of buddies Anthony (Cameron Van Hoy) and Shlomo (Michael Drayer) to uncover a valuable but cursed artifact. They break out of prison with famed treasure hunter Blake West (Timothy V. Murphy) and journey into the unforgiving Californian desert. There they come up against Blake West's former employer, a Japanese industrialist (Masayuki Imai), who is determined to beat them to the treasure by any means necessary…

Cited as a “real gem of indie cinema” by Flickering Myth, the film is directed by Mike Bruce, whose video for Noel Gallagher's AKA...What a Life! made the Top 20 Most Awesome Videos of 2011

TREASURE OF THE BLACK JAGUAR will be released in the UK on DVD and Download simultaneously on Aug 29 2015.

RRP: £12.99  Cert:15  Running Time: 120 min  Language: English


Wednesday 15 July 2015

Sisters - Trailer1 (2015) - Tina Fey, Amy Poehler Comedy

Two estranged sisters (Tina Fey and Amy Poehler) throw a last party at their house, which their parents are about to sell.

Suicide Squad - Trailer (2016)

A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.

A Movie directed by David Ayer
Cast : Jared Leto, Will Smith, Jai Courtney, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne
Release Date : In Theaters August 5th, 2016
Genre : Action, Super Heroes

Tuesday 14 July 2015

Top 10 Actor Reinventions

Top 10 Actor Reinventions

On 20th July 2015, THE GUNMAN arrives on DVD and Blu-ray. With such a diverse acclaimed cast, including Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone, the film reminds us of the beauty of reinvention on the big screen. In Hollywood you can go from a string of small roles to being the starring lead overnight. To celebrate its release, on digital platforms from 13th July, 2015 and on Blu-ray and DVD from 20th July 2015, courtesy of STUDIOCANAL, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best actor reinventions over the years.

Sean Penn
Sean Penn appeared in a 1974 episode of the Little House on the Prairie television series as an extra when his father, Leo, directed some of the episodes. He launched his film career with the 1981 action-drama Taps, where he played a military high school cadet. He went on to become a member of the Hollywood A-List starring in intense feature dramas including Mystic River, Milk (for which he won Best Actor Oscars), 21 Grams, Fair Game, The Interpreter, Gangster Squad, and The Tree of Life. In THE GUNMAN, Penn has reinvented himself as an actor, swapping his intense dramatic side, for an all action, flying kicking alter ego out to save the world with a combination of intellect and heavy duty weaponry.

Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson broke onto the scene playing rather cool and collected characters, which had a tendency of veer on the serious side of things. Early in his career, roles in iconic films like Gangs of New York, Michael Collins and Schindler’s List made him the ideal dramatic character with an intensity you were sucked into. Fast forward to the present day and Neeson is now an iconic action star. Whether he’s starring in Taken, Non-Stop, or Run All Night one thing is for sure- he’s taking care of business, and his opponents are one step away from their imminent doom.

Matthew McConaughey
The handsome Texas native, Matthew McConaughey made a name for himself playing a string of leading men in a number of predictable, but always entertaining romantic comedies. Whether he was starring in The Wedding Planner or How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days he had the ladies swooning over his looks rather than his acting. After consciously deciding to revamp his career he took off, and now has become a real Hollywood star even nabbing himself an Oscar for his role in Dallas Buyers Club. Between his most recent performances in Interstellar and True Detective McConaughey is garnering a whole new kind of attention and praise for his acting abilities.

Mark Wahlberg
If reinventions garnered awards Mark Walberg would be winning big. Not only has he reinvented himself once, but he managed to do it twice successfully. The Boston native has come a long way from his rough criminal past. His first reinvention landed him in music as part of the New Kids on the Block, but eventually he branched out into hip hop with his group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. Just when everyone thought they had him and all figured out he blew them away with his acting. From Three Kings, The Perfect Storm, to The Departed, Walberg proves with every role he’s got this acting thing down.

Robert Downey Jr.
In his heyday Robert Downey Jr. demonstrated some serious acting abilities in roles like Less than Zero and Chaplin. Showing in both cases the diverse array of characters he was capable of playing. His public battle with drugs took him off the map for a while, but he surfaced with multiple hit comedic roles in films like Tropic Thunder, and Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. His reinvention was capitulated into blockbuster success when he took on the role of Tony Stark in Iron Man, and since then he’s been having one smash hit after another as part of the Marvel franchise.

Will Smith
Will Smith entered our hearts as the bright colour wearing over the top rapper many of us fondly remember as the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. He made a career out of being everyone’s favourite funny man with not a serious bone in him. If only we knew then that he would completely reinvent himself into major Hollywood name. From his parts in The Pursuit of Happyness, I Am Legend, Ali, and Enemy of the State, he has proven to be more than capable of playing a range of characters. Nowadays Will Smith is a real leading man with box office presence.

Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston started off his career playing Hal on the iconic hit sitcom Malcolm in the Middle. After playing the family patriarch for seven great seasons it was hard to imagine Cranston being anyone else other than the comedic dad, who always made us laugh. However Cranston proved us wrong when he became Walter White in the smash hit Breaking Bad, earning four Emmys and a Golden Globe for the role. Not only did he show us another side of himself, but he completely reinvented his career.

Hugh Laurie
Looking at Hugh Laurie’s career success now it’s hard to believe he had his start in the comedy genre. In the United Kingdom he is best known from his comedic success as Bertie Wooster, the other have the duo of Jeeves and Wooster. Laurie has undergone a full transformation, now playing characters with a lot less humour and more wit and seriousness. Between his impeccable American accent and hit roles in cult favourites like House, and Veep, Laurie has become a legitimate star.

Jaime Foxx
Jaime Foxx spent most of the 90s as a reigning comedy king. He even had a successful sitcom baring his namesake. Somewhere in between making everyone laugh Jaime Foxx transformed into a serious actor. His complete career revamp won him an Oscar for his role in Ray solidifying his star power. Any Given Sunday, Collateral, and Dreamgirls are just some of the amazing roles he’s taken on over the years impressing us time and time again with his acting skills.

Andrew Garfield
Andrew got his career started playing the boy next door in the British television series Sugar Rush. Fast-forward some years followed by a career shift to America and Garfield has become a major a box office success. The Social Network was his breakout role that really displayed his acting abilities. Followed by taking on the iconic role of Spider-Man, long gone are the days of Garfield playing the generic boy next door roles.

THE GUNMAN is released on digital platforms from 13th July, 2015 and on Blu-ray and DVD from 20th July 2015, courtesy of STUDIOCANAL