Thursday, 30 April 2015

DINO TIME - cinemas 22nd May - DVD 1st June‏


In cinemas from May 22nd, 2015

On DVD and digital platforms from June 1st, 2015

Three kids find out that it really is a Jurassic world this summer as hilarious family animation DINO TIME roars into cinemas from May 22nd 2015 before being unearthed on DVD and digital platforms from June 1st 2015, courtesy of Signature Entertainment.

Ernie, his sister Julia and best friend Max uncover the ups and downs of having an inventor for a parent when they accidentally trip Max’s dad’s brand new time machine into action and find themselves flung 65 million years back in time. Landing right in the middle of a trio of dinosaur eggs, the kids are nevertheless surprised to discover they’re not food but family, as doting dinosaurs Tyra (Melanie Griffiths – Working Girl) and Dodger (Rob Schneider – Grown Ups) give them a whistle-stop tour of a land that time forgot.

However, with Tyra’s eggs soon to hatch and with two far less charitable dinosaurs (Stephen Baldwin – The Usual Suspects, William Baldwin – TV’s Gossip Girl) on their tails, Ernie, Julia and Max must find a way back to their own time before it’s too late.

With a stellar voice cast that also includes Jane Lynch (TV’s Glee), John DiMaggio (TV’s Adventure Time) and video game legend Nolan North (Uncharted – Drake’s Fortune), DINO TIME is a bright, breezy, family-friendly antidote to the genetically altered live action dinosaurs abounding this summer, and the perfect half term treat!


Mad Max: Fury Road - Official Retaliate Trailer [HD]


The world goes mad 5.15.15.

From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise, comes “Mad Max: Fury Road,” a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky.

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) stars in the title role in “Mad Max: Fury Road”—the fourth in the franchise’s history. Oscar winner Charlize Theron (“Monster,” “Prometheus”) stars as the Imperator, Furiosa. The film also stars Nicholas Hoult (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”) as Nux; Hugh Keays-Byrne (“Mad Max,” “Sleeping Beauty”) as Immortan Joe; and Nathan Jones (“Conan the Barbarian”) as Rictus Erectus. Collectively known as The Wives, Zoë Kravitz (“Divergent”) plays Toast, Riley Keough (“Magic Mike”) is Capable, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”) is Splendid, and supermodel Abbey Lee is The Dag, and Courtney Eaton is Fragile. Also featured in the movie are Josh Helman as Slit, Jennifer Hagan as Miss Giddy, and singer/songwriter/performer iOTA as Coma-Doof Warrior.

The cast is rounded out by well-known Australian actors John Howard and Richard Carter, supermodel Megan Gale, Angus Sampson, Joy Smithers, Gillian Jones, Melissa Jaffer and Melita Jurisic.

8 Summer 2015 Movies We Can't Wait to See



Jim Vejvoda and Chris Carle on their most anticipated films this season.

The Last Witch Hunter - Official Trailer (2015) Starring Vin Diesel & Michael Caine


Release Date: October 23, 2015
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director: Breck Eisner
Writers: Cory Goodman
Stars: Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, Michael Caine

New York City hides many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us. Condemned to a life of immortality, the last witch hunter, Kaulder (Vin Diesel), is all that stands between humanity and a new reign by the most horrifying and powerful witches in history, including the Queen Witch who will stop at nothing to reclaim her throne.


Wild Horses - Official Trailer (2015) Starring Robert Duvall & James Franco


Release Date: June 5, 2015
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director: Robert Duvall
Writers: Robert Duvall, Michael Shell (story)
Stars: Robert Duvall, James Franco, Josh Hartnett, Devon Abner, Adriana Barraza, Angie Cepeda

A detective opens up a fifteen-year-old missing persons case and begins to suspect that the boy it belongs to was murdered - and that a local rancher was involved.


Wednesday, 29 April 2015

A Funny Kind of Love

A Funny Kind of Love


IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE FROM 8TH MAY

Kaleidoscope Entertainment announced today that the directorial debut from Australian rising star Josh Lawson (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) will be released in cinemas from 8th May 2015.

Titled ‘The Little Death’ internationally, A Funny Kind of Love enjoyed success at last year’s London Film Festival, The International Toronto Film Festival and will be screened at SXSW in March.

The film follows five suburban couples who navigate their way through the bedroom as sexual fetishes, from the run-of-the-mill to the hilariously obscure, push their relationships to new boundaries.

For Maeve and Paul, toes are just the foothold of their desires, while next door neighbours Evie and Dan are all dressed up, but will role play expose marital flaws which they can’t pretend away?

Across the road, Rowena and Rich’s intimate antics bring them close to tears, while just around the corner, Phil begins an affair with his own wife Maureen, but without her realising it…

An outrageous romantic comedy exploring the secrets, desires, qualms and kinks of sex, it really is A Funny Kind of Love.

Monday, 27 April 2015

The Farewell Party - Trailer


THE FAREWELL PARTY is a unique, compassionate and unlikely funny story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who decide to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of their assistance begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with a life and death dilemma.

THE FAREWELL PARTY Trailer
A Movie directed by Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
Cast : Ze'ev Revah, Levana Finkelshtein, Aliza Rozen, Ilan Dar, Rafael Tabor
Release Date : In Theaters May 22nd, 2015
Genre : Foreign, Comedy


POLTERGEIST - Behind-the scenes look from Gil Kenan and Sam Raimi‏


Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporise the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

April's Best & Worst Movies - By Carleton Rutter


Here's Carleton's look back on April, what floated his boat and did any just sink?


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Barely Lethal - Official Trailer (2015) Starring Sophie Turner & Jessica Alba



Release Date: May 29, 2015
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Director: Kyle Newman
Writer: John D'Arco
Stars: Sophie Turner, Hailee Steinfeld, Jessica Alba

A teenage special ops agent coveting a "normal" adolescence fakes her own death and enrolls in a suburban high school. She quickly learns that surviving the treacherous waters of high school is more challenging than international espionage.


Friday, 24 April 2015

Avengers Age of Ultron Movie Review by Carleton Rutter


Synopsis:
With S.H.I.E.L.D. destroyed and the Avengers needing a hiatus from stopping threats, Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, Ultron: a self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence. However, his plan backfires when Ultron decides that humans are the main enemy and sets out to eradicate them from Earth, leaving it up to Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, along with support from Nick Fury and Maria Hill, to stop him.

Along the way the Avengers encounter the powerful twins Pietro and Wanda Maximoff, as well as the familiar Vision.

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Carleton reviews Avengers: Age of Ultron, Josh Whedon’s sequel to the 2012 blockbuster Avengers Assemble.

Does Whedon continue the magic of the original movie, or has he missed the mark second time round? Carleton gives the low down on what he thinks of the Avengers second outing.

Avengers Age of Ultron Movie Review by Carleton Rutter

MUSIC CREDITS: The Avengers: Main Theme (From the score to Avengers Assemble) ALBUM: “Superheroes Assemble! The Special Edition – Themes from the World’s Mightest Heroes of Film, TV & Comic Book!” ARTIST: Dominik Hauser COPYRIGHT: 2013 MAFY Inc.

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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Insidious: Chapter 3 - Brand New Artwork



SYNOPSIS
Insidious: Chapter 3

The darkest chapter goes back to the beginning.

This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

The new chapter in the terrifying horror series is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell.

Insidious: Chapter 3, In Cinemas June 5.

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Last Knights - New Trailer


Last Knights in Cinemas & On Demand April 17

Gladiator meets Game of Thrones in Last Knights, an electrifying epic starring Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption, Invictus) and Academy Award® nominee Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men).

In an age of honour and justice by the sword, Raiden (Owen) is a fallen warrior who must rise up against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge Bartok (Freeman), his dishonoured master. This epic sword-clashing adventure of loyalty, honour, and vengeance is a stunning cinematic experience not to be missed.


Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Maggie Premieres at Tribeca Film Festival‏

WORLD PREMIERE WITH ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, JOELY RICHARDSON AND DIRECTOR HENRY HOBSON AT THE TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 

ON 22ND APRIL  
AT THE BMCC TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

Vertigo will be releasing MAGGIE in UK & Ireland on FRIDAY JULY 17TH 2015

"We are proud to be releasing this extraordinary film in the UK. It's a career defining performance by Arnold Schwarzenegger and an amazingly assured and skilful directorial debut by Henry Hobson"
Rupert Preston [Vertigo]

Maggie, is the directorial debut from British director Henry Hobson. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator, The Expendables), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Joely Richardson (The Patriot)

A teenage girl in the Midwest becomes infected by an outbreak of a disease that slowly turns the infected into cannibalistic zombies. During her transformation, her loving father stays by her side.

Running time: 95mins Cert: 12A

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Monsters: Dark Continent - New Trailer


Synopsis
Ten years on from the events of Monsters, and the ‘Infected Zones’ have now spread worldwide. In the Middle East a new insurgency has begun.  At the same time there has also been a proliferation of Monsters in that region.  The Army decide to draft in more numbers to help deal with this insurgency. 
We follow four fresh new recruits from Detroit as they all excitedly look forward to performing what they were trained to do.  At first it all seems like a game to them but things quickly change when they are given a special mission: to rescue five soldiers who have been lost deep in the Infected Zone.

The main focus of their mission is human but they are instructed to take down any creatures that get in the way along the route.  We have generally learned to live along side these giant creatures as much as any other land based animal. The military only strike to control numbers.  Venturing deep into the IZ, the young troops embark on a life-altering mission through the heart of monster territory.  By the time they reach their goal, they will have been forced to confront themselves with the true horrors of eradicating the alien threat.

Trailer.

San Andreas: First Clip - In Cinemas May 29th 2015‏

Synopsis
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 in cinemas May 29th 2015


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Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie - Posters and Trailer



Synopsis:
Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation.  Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle – and flying ace – embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest.  From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the ICE AGE films, SNOOPY AND CHARLIE BROWN: THE PEANUTS MOVIE will prove that every underdog has his day.

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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Dope - Official Trailer #2 (2015)


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.


Competition: Win A Shock To The System - 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition on DVD

A Shock To The System - 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition is out on DVD on the 27th April and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 DVDs to give away

Synopsis:
When advertising executive Graham Marshall (Michael Caine) is passed over in favour of a younger and more ruthless colleague, he realises that his days are numbered.

After accidentally causing the death of a man on the subway, however, Graham finds out just how easy it is to kill, and begins to employ his new-found skill in the boardroom. With his career revived, Graham then decides to apply his deadly methods in other areas of his life...


Win This:
A Shock To The System - 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition [DVD]

Competition Closed

Competition: Win Men of War - 20th Anniversary Edition on DVD

Men of War - 20th Anniversary Edition is out on DVD now  and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 DVDs to give away

Synopsis:
Dolph Lundgren stars in this eco-action thriller as tough mercenary Nick Riley, who is persuaded to fight off the inhabitants of a beautiful tropical island so that a couple of businessman can exploit its mineral deposits.

Riley handpicks a small group of trained killers to conquer the island, but when they arrive the islanders charm the mercenaries into switching sides. When the real bad guys arrive, led by vicious cockney Keefer (Trevor Goddard), the carnage begins.


Win This:
Men of War - 20th Anniversary Edition [DVD]

Competition Closed



Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Retro Style Trailer)


Synopsis
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” is the highly anticipated action adventure from director Zack Snyder, starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Jurassic World - New Full Length Trailer - The Park Is Open June 12


Jurassic World - The Park Is Open June 12
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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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Teaser Trailer:

Competition: Win Hooked Up [DVD]

Hooked Up is out on DVD on the 27th of April and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 DVDs to give away

Synopsis:
Pablo Larcuen co-writes and directs this horror which was shot entirely with an iPhone. Friends Tonio (Jonah Ehrenreich) and Peter (Stephen Ohl) travel from New York to Barcelona hoping to hook up with two young and single Spanish women.

After a wild night of partying they venture back to the house of Noemi (Júlia Mollins) and Katia (Natascha Wiese).

But when the girls start behaving strangely, the boys find themselves trapped in the house and forced to defend themselves from a demonic supernatural threat...

Win This:
Hooked Up [DVD]

Competition Closed

Competition: Win Transformers Prime Season 3 Beast Hunters - Battle for Darkmount [DVD]

Transformers Prime Season 3 Beast Hunters - Battle for Darkmount is out on DVD on the 27th of April and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 5 DVDs to give away

Synopsis:
This explosive season begins immediately following the shocking cliffhanger of the monstrous war on earth between the Autobots and Decepticons. An heroic Optimus Prime sacrificed his own safety to ensure the escape of his army, but the Autobot base has been thrown into ruin, with its inhabitants forced into hiding as the Decepticons begin to take control of their new fortress; Darkmount. However, following years of isolation on Cybertron, Shockwave arrives on earth in an attempt to hunt down the remaining Autobots who have been scattered across the globe and establish an overarching Deception dominion. Now the only chance of survival is for the Autobots and humans to work together to defeat a common foe, protect their homelands and overthrow Megatron’s tyrannous regime once and for all.

While their future hangs in the balance, our protectors have yet to determine if their fearless leader Optimus Prime managed to survive the blast!

Don’t miss out on this game-changing season opener, as Transformers Prime: Beasthunters – The Battle for Darkmount makes its action-packed debut on DVD on 27th April


Win This:
Transformers Prime Season 3 Beast Hunters - Battle for Darkmount [DVD]

Competition Closed



Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - New Posters‏


Synopsis
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” is the highly anticipated action adventure from director Zack Snyder, starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from “Man of Steel,” Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film.

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Mr Holmes - New Official UK Trailer - Starring Ian McKellen‏



MR HOLMES
THE MAN BEYOND THE MYTH

Academy Award nominee Ian McKellen takes on the iconic role of Detective Sherlock Holmes, one of the British literature’s most reveered characters in the forthcoming film MR HOLMES.

In 1947, the world famous sleuth has retired to a remote Sussex farmhouse, living in relative anonymity with only his housekeeper Mrs Munro and her young son Roger for company. Cantankerous, demanding and frustrated with the mis-representation of him in Watson’s best-selling novels, he diverts his attention to an unsolved case.  As the mystery deepens, Sherlock tries desperately to recall the events of 30 years ago that ultimately led to his retirement.

Starring Academy Award nominee Laura Linney (The Savages), Frances de la Tour (Harry Potter) and newcomer Milo Parker, MR HOLMES is adapted from Mitch Cullin’s 2005 novel A Slight Trick of the Mind and is directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters).

MR HOLMES will be released in cinemas across the UK & Ireland on June 19th

Sunday, 19 April 2015

The Tale of Tales Official Trailer #1 (2015) - Starring Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly


Based on a 17th century collection of fairy tales by Italian author Giambattista Basile, the film weaves realistic and fantastical elements together into three different storylines, one of which involves Salma Hayek eating the heart of a giant beast. Vincent Cassel, John C. Reilly and Toby Jones also star.

Cast:
Salma Hayek as Queen of Longtrellis
Vincent Cassel as King of Strongcliff
John C. Reilly as King of Longtrellis
Toby Jones as King of Highhills
Shirley Henderson as Imma
Hayley Carmichael as Dora
Bebe Cave as Violet
Christian Lees as Elias
Jonah Lees as Jonah
Stacy Martin as Young Dora
Guillaume Delaunay as Ogre
Kathryn Hunter as Witch
Jessie Cave as Fenizia

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Star Wars The Force Awakens - Trailer 2



Watch here
https://youtube.com/watch?v=ngElkyQ6Rhs

Get your first look at the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser #2!

Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as “Star Wars” returns to the big screen with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” 

Episode VII in the Star Wars Saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, opens in theaters December 18, 2015.

Official Site:
http://www.starwars.com/theforceawakens


Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice FULL Trailer (2015) - Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill



Zack Snyder's BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is in theaters March 25, 2016.

Cast:
Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne / Batman, a multi-billionaire industrialist from Gotham City who is secretly a costumed crime-fighting vigilante.
Henry Cavill as Clark Kent / Superman, a Kryptonian sent by his parents to Earth as an infant to escape the destruction of his home planet, who now serves as a reporter for the Daily Planet and the indestructible protector of Metropolis.
Amy Adams as Lois Lane, a reporter for the Daily Planet and love interest of Clark Kent.
Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, a complicated and sophisticated businessman whose intellect, wealth, and prominence positions him as one of the few mortals able to challenge the incredible might of Superman.
Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Clark’s adoptive mother.
Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, the editor-in-chief of the Daily Planet and the boss of both Clark and Lois.
Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne's butler, best friend, and mentor.
Holly Hunter
Gal Gadot as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, an Amazon princess and demigoddess daughter of Zeus.



Suffragette UK TEASER 1 (2015) - Starring Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter

Suffragette 

The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.

Cast:
Meryl Streep as Emmeline Pankhurst
Helena Bonham Carter as Edith New
Carey Mulligan as Maud
Ben Whishaw as Sonny
Brendan Gleeson as Steed
Romola Garai as Alice
Anne-Marie Duff as Violet Cambridge
Natalie Press as Emily Davison
Samuel West as Benedict



Wednesday, 15 April 2015

May 2015 Movie Preview by Carleton Rutter



Here are my thoughts on movies I am due to see in May that are released in the UK.


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Q&A with Producer Jason Blum (The Town That Dreaded Sundown)


Ryan Murphy came to you with the idea. What was his pitch?
I didn't know him personally, but he asked me to lunch, so we went to lunch. He said, 'I've always wanted to make a remake of The Town That Dreaded Sundown,' and I've always been a big admirer of his, he's an amazingly talented guy, obviously. I'd never heard of The Town That Dreaded Sundown, but I went home and watched it that night. I said, 'Look, if you're looking to do this inexpensively, which is how we do our movies, I'm In!' He said he'd do that, so we approached MGM and they said they wanted to do. That's how it happened!

How did he describe his version of the film?
He described it very much, you know, he really always thought Alfonso Gomez-Rejon was the right director, he knew Alfonso from American Horror Story, I'd never met him before. He described it very much as the movie came out, that we would tuck the first movie into the second movie, and so I think the version that came out is very close to what he had originally conceived.

What did you think of the original film?
It is dated, but it definitely got under your skin. I loved the narrator and the 'based on true events' tag. I really liked it, given the fact that it was 30 years old! I found it creepy more than scary.

Were you wary about doing a remake?
I know it's sacrilegious to remake movies, but I don't see a big difference between a book being made into a movie, a comic-book being made into a movie, a movie being made into a movie... There are some where the original is much better, there are some where the remake's much better, I don't think it's... You're just adding something else. I don't have a big moral problem with remakes, I just feel like you shouldn't do it unless you're going to bring something new to it. I feel like Alfonso brought something very new to the original movie.

What do you think Alfonso brought to the remake?
We set it in present day and The Phantom, which is this really scary figure, is back. I think Alfonso took that movie I saw that night, and he made a very contemporary version of it. But he still tipped his hat to it, which I think was interesting and compelling. I liked that.

Did you talk to him about how he was going to tackle the film?
Yeah, we did. We talked a lot about it, and with Ryan, too. Alfonso's game plan for the film is basically what you saw on screen. The film is very much as he wanted. One of the things we talked about a lot was making it very clear that it was present day. Alfonso wanted to make it a little bit more ambiguous and he got his way on that way. The film is very much his, he got to make the movie that he wanted to make.

What's your role as a producer on a film like this?
My role is to bring the pieces together, so raising the money for it, putting the cast together, figuring out the relationship between Ryan and the director, and managing the relationship with the studio during the creative process. We make a lot of scary movies, so we have a lot of data. We give our opinion to the directors every step of the way – sometimes they take it, sometimes they don't, but we're not shy about giving it.

Are you involved in the filming side, do you ever go down to the set?
I try not go to the set. I went to the set of The Town That Dreaded Sundown a couple of times, but my theory on producing is: if you're on the set, usually it means something's going wrong. I don't particularly like going to set, I don't spend too much time on set and this movie was no exception. I think at that point, you've set it up, you've picked the crew, the director, you don't want to micro-manage. The best thing you can do is look at dailies as they're going along, but I don't think it's the best use of my time to sit on set.

What did you think when Alfonso's dailies started coming in?
I thought it looked great. It looked really stylised. I thought the movie was beautifully shot, it looked gorgeous. And the costumes and production design, the movie really looked amazing.

How long did they film for and where was it shot?
The shoot took place in Shreveport, Louisiana and I think we had 26 days. The shoot went well.

How difficult was it to find Addison Timlin, your Final Girl?
It was very difficult because the studio and the director had different ideas, but we happily landed on her. There was a lot of back and forth about it. There was somebody else that came up and there was a big conversation between me and Ryan, but we're very happy that we landed on Addison. She was somebody that the director and MGM really liked.

What is it about Addison that makes her such a great Final Girl?
Her performance in the movie is really good. She's very reserved and I think that really adds to the movie. It was a really strong performance and I don't know if it was how she was directed, or if this was her choice, but the way she played it really reserved was really interesting. I liked that. It's a tough role to get right but I thought she did pretty well.

It's great that you have Veronica Cartwright in there, too...
Yeah, I think that was Alfonso's idea, we were all really excited about it.

Are you a big slasher fan?
No, I actually prefer... Most of our movies are what's off the screen, they're more about what you don't see than what you do see. I thought the remake of Evil Dead was pretty fun; I like the original, too. I don't have anything against slasher movies, but most of the movies we make aren't really slasher movies. I'm not as versed in that genre as I am in the supernatural.

How do you think The Town That Dreaded Sundown compares to other slasher films?
I think it compares favourably. It's more arty. It's a less commercial version of a slasher movie than what those fans are used to. But I don't think there's anything wrong with that, I like this movie!



The Town That Dreaded Sundown
Released in Cinemas 17th April 2015

Cert: 15 / Running Time: 86 mins

Based on a terrifying true story this shrewd remake of the  seventies horror of the same name is inspired by the unsolved 'Moonlight Murders' that took place in the American border town of Texarkana in 1946.

Set in a world where the original film exists and is very much part of the public consciousness, The Town That Dreaded Sundown picks up 65 years later, where the quiet streets of Texarkana are once more plagued by a masked maniac who bears a striking resemblance to the same Phantom Killer who wreaked havoc decades earlier. Is it a copycat crime? Has someone seen the original film too many times, or is it something even more sinister?  A lonely high school (Addison Timlin), with dark secrets of her own, may be the key to catching the murderer.

The Town That Dreaded Sundown



RELEASED IN CINEMAS 17TH APRIL 2015

Cert: 15 / Running Time: 86 mins

Based on a terrifying true story this shrewd remake of the  seventies horror of the same name is inspired by the unsolved 'Moonlight Murders' that took place in the American border town of Texarkana in 1946.

Set in a world where the original film exists and is very much part of the public consciousness, The Town That Dreaded Sundown picks up 65 years later, where the quiet streets of Texarkana are once more plagued by a masked maniac who bears a striking resemblance to the same Phantom Killer who wreaked havoc decades earlier. Is it a copycat crime? Has someone seen the original film too many times, or is it something even more sinister?  A lonely high school (Addison Timlin), with dark secrets of her own, may be the key to catching the murderer.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

The Salvation - In Cinemas April 17


Synopsis
The 1870s among new settlers and outlaws, Danish immigrant Jon (Mads Mikkelsen) has been waiting for years to bring his wife and son to the United States. When he finally succeeds, moments after their arrival they fall victim to a horrific crime. Out of grief and despair Jon kills the perpetrator. His actions unleash powerful forces. His victim’s brother is the ruthless Colonel Delarue who terrorises the town of Black Creek and will stop at nothing to avenge his brother. Betrayed and ostracised by the community, Jon must transform himself from peaceful settler to fearless warrior to save the town and find peace.

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Pan - New Teaser Poster, film stills and Trailer

Synopsis
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 July 2015.

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