Friday 29 January 2016

Method Men - a look at actors who went to extreme lengths to portray a character...

Method Men

In preparation for his lead role in Stephen Frears’ gripping Lance Armstrong biopic, The Program, Ben Foster went the extra mile by actually taking performance-enhancing drugs in order to gain a better understanding of their effects.

To celebrate its release on Digital HD from 8th February and on Blu-ray & DVD from 15th February, 2016, we’re taking a look at other actors who went to extreme lengths to portray a character...

Ben Foster – The Program (2015)
Ben Foster stars as Lance Armstrong in this suspenseful adaptation that depicts the true story of how the cyclist fell from grace after partaking in the most sophisticated doping program the sport had ever seen. In order to get inside the head of the former hero and truly understand the effects of doping Foster admitted to taking performance-enhancing drugs. This is not the first time Foster has gone all out for a role as he previously ate handfuls of dirt to comprehend the hardships endured by Navy Seals for Lone Survivor and spent time living on the streets of LA for his small part in Rampart.

Adrian Brody – The Pianist (2002)
Losing 30 pounds and spending hours learning to play the piano for his role as Holocaust survivor Wladyslaw Szpilman wasn’t enough for Adrian Brody. He took method acting to a new level by giving up his apartment, selling his car, disconnecting his phone, and ultimately leaving his life behind in order to feel the same loss Szpilman felt. His actions cost him his girlfriend of the time but subsequently secured him an Oscar for best actor in 2003.

Robert de Niro – Taxi Driver (1976)
Robert de Niro’s portrayal of Travis Bickle, the disturbed insomniac taxi driver, in Martin Scorsese’s remarkable crime drama was nothing short of amazing. His strong performance can be linked to the fact that while prepping for the role De Niro actually got his cab driver’s licence. He worked 12-hour shifts for a month prior to shooting and claims that, despite his Academy recognition for The Godfather: Part Two, he was only ever recognised once.

Heath Ledger/ Jared Leto – The Dark Knight (2008) & Suicide Squad (2016)
Heath Ledger went to great lengths to prepare for the part of The Joker in Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster smash. His incredible representation was a product of locking himself in his apartment for a month prior to filming, sleeping two hours each night, and never breaking character. Crew members worried for the actor and warned him that he had taken things too far. Jared Leto appeared to take a similar approach with his highly anticipated depiction of the character by sending his co-stars strange gifts including a live rat, bullets, and a dead hog.

Joaquin Phoenix – Walk the Line (2005)
While starring as Jonny Cash in James Mangold’s award winning biopic Joaquin Phoenix spent months learning to sing and play the guitar. He then went the extra mile by only responding to people if they called him JR, Johnny Cash’s real name. He claims to be embarrassed about the situation in hindsight but maintains that being called Joaquin on the set felt wrong. He continued down the method route while preparing for Casey Affleck’s I’m Still Here by convincing the world he had quit acting and gone a little bit crazy.

Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln (2012)
Daniel Day-Lewis is renowned for his method approach to his roles. He spent two months in a cerebral palsy clinic for My Left Foot, learnt to track and skin animals for The Last of the Mohicans, and spared no exceptions for Spielberg’s Lincoln. During production Day-Lewis spoke with a Kentucky accent on and off set, insisted on being addressed as ‘Mr President’, and signed messages to his co-stars as ‘Abe’.


THE PROGRAM arrives on Digital HD from 8th February, and on Blu-ray and DVD from 15th February, courtesy of STUDIOCANAL

In The Shadows - examining film characters that fall into the realm of moral ambiguity...

In The Shadows
Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario is an immensely tense and gripping picture about the war on drugs. Lead by an impressive cast including Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio Del Toro, this thrilling narrative combines proficient action, intense suspense, and beautiful imagery that will hook you from start to finish.

In celebration of Sicario being released on Blue-ray, DVD, and digital platforms from February 1st, 2016 courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment we honour Benicio Del Toro’s performance as the ethically questionable Alejandro by examining other characters that fall into the realm of moral ambiguity...

Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) – Sicario (2015)
Benicio Del Toro’s BAFTA nominated performance as the mysterious hit man, Alejandro, steals the show in Denis Villeneuve’s incredibly tense drama about a task force searching to bring an end to a drug cartel kingpin. We aren’t given much information about Alejandro from the get go but it’s easy to see something isn’t quite right with the character. As the story progresses his motives and intentions become entirely clear, flipping what was originally perceived on its head and leaving you to wonder whether what he is doing is right or wrong.

Robert Miller (Richard Gere) – Arbitrage (2012)
Nicholas Jarecki’s dramatic thriller, Arbitrage, tells the story of Robert Miller, a distressed hedge fund mogul who makes a number of morally questionable decisions in order to finalise the sale of his firm. Ultimately Miller is a liar and a fraud that uses those closest to him at his expense. However, despite all his wrongdoings (and there are many) it is clear he is a man who deep down loves his family and strives to right all financial wrongs committed whilst handling his business. Richard Gere’s character becomes so enthralling that you can’t help but sympathise with him in spite of his callous nature.

Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) – The Social Network (2010)
The combination of David Fincher’s direction, Aaron Sorkin’s screenplay, and Jesse Eisenberg’s portrayal of the social media magnate, Mark Zuckerberg, left most people questioning the Facebook creator’s principles. The story is told through flashbacks from the deposition hearings of two simultaneous lawsuits; one from two brothers claiming he stole their idea and one from his former best friend/co-creator of the site, who Zuckerberg essentially cut out of the company. Throughout the film we see Zuckerberg’s rise to notoriety with excessive hubris and blatant disregard for those around him. Yet it is still easy to see something likeable in the character, whether it is hunger to succeed, his inconceivable genius, or that despite being sued, Zuckerberg refuses to tarnish his ex-best friend’s image (the chicken incident).

Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) – Inglorious Basterds (2009)
A number of Quentin Tarantino’s characters can fall into that moral grey space where you are not quite sure if what they are doing is ethically correct or not. One that particularly stands out is Brad Pitt’s Lt. Aldo Raine from Inglorious Basterds. Raine and his team are tasked with taking down the leaders of the Third Reich and, while the actions of the Nazi party were undeniably horrific and deserved to be stopped, it is the manner in which the lieutenant handles them which begs moral ambiguity. Facial mutilations, scalping, and baseball bat beatings are just a few of the ways Raine and the Basterds handle Nazis who cross their paths, always smiling and seemingly enjoying themselves whilst doing so.

Frank Abagnale Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) – Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Spielberg’s take on the incredible true story of Frank Abagnale Jr. provides another good character for moral examination. Frank was a young man who deeply cared for his parents and it wasn’t until his family life started to fall apart that he began engaging in fraudulent behaviour. Despite all of his lies and crimes, it is still apparent that at the root of Frank Abagnale Jr. is a boy who genuinely feels sorry for his actions, loves his family, and desperately wants them back. This is evidenced throughout the film from when he buys his father a car, visits his mother’s house before being arrested, and most notably, agrees to work for the FBI to catch other frauds.

Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) – Deadpool (2016)
The highly anticipated Deadpool will be out in cinemas soon and focuses on a character that is untypical of most recent Marvel endeavours. Ryan Reynolds takes the helm as the merc with the mouth (one that isn’t sewn together this time around) and promises an ultra-violent, ultra-offensive, and ultra-funny take on the superhero. The footage that has been released suggests Reynolds lived up to his promise and has given audiences a film with an unconventional protagonist whose intentions are good but shows signs of immorality throughout.

Eddie The Eagle - Official Poster

Eddie the Eagle follows the realisation of the childhood dream of Eddie, and his unflinching determination to become Great Britain’s first Olympic ski-jumper. Reluctantly aided by former ski-jumper Bronson Peary as his coach, Eddie is unwavering in his quest to reach the 1988 Calgary Winter Games. Eddie the Eagle is an uplifting, inspirational story that celebrates human spirit, passion, and one man’s refusal to accept defeat.

Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) stars as Eddie and Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) as coach Bronson Peary. The film is directed by Dexter Fletcher (Sunshine on Leith) and produced by Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: The Secret Service) alongside Adam Bohling, David Reid, Valerie Van Galder and Rupert Maconick.

Eddie the Eagle is joined by a supporting cast that includes Jo Hartley (‘This Is England’), Tim McInnerny (‘Blackadder’), Keith Allen (‘Robin Hood’), Iris Berban (‘Rosa Roth’) and Rune Temte (‘The Last Kingdom’), Christopher Walken (‘Catch Me If You Can’) and Jim Broadbent (‘Bridget Jones’ Diary’).

Thursday 28 January 2016

Oddball & The Penguins - Official UK Trailer

Coming to cinemas Feb 12
On Middle Island off the coast of Warrnambool, little penguins have made their home, but foxes have found the island and have reduced the population of penguins. An eccentric chicken farmer named Swampy teams up with his granddaughter to train their mischievous dog, Oddball, to protect the penguins from these predators in an attempt to reunite his family and save their seaside town.

DreamWorks Trolls

DreamWorks' TROLLS is a hair-raising comedy filled with unbelievable adventure and incredible music.  Known for their crazy, colourful, and magical hair, Trolls are the happiest, most joyous creatures ever to burst into song. But their world of rainbows and cupcakes is changed forever, when their leader Poppy (Anna Kendrick,) must embark on a rescue mission that takes her far beyond the only world she’s ever known.

Director: Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Gwen Stefani, Russell Brand, Ron Founts

High Rise - Brand New Teaser Poster - In Cinemas 18 March‏

1975. Two miles west of London, Dr. Robert Laing moves into his new apartment seeking soulless anonymity, only to find that the building’s residents have no intention of leaving him alone. Resigned to the complex social dynamics unfolding around him, Laing bites the bullet and becomes neighbourly. As he struggles to establish his position, Laing’s good manners and sanity disintegrate along with the building. The lights go out and the lifts fail but the party goes on. People are the problem. Booze is the currency. Sex is the panacea. Only much later, as he sits on his balcony eating the architect’s dog, does Dr. Robert Laing finally feel at home.

Wednesday 27 January 2016

Interview with Director Can Evrenol

The following interview was originally published on our sister site Masters Of Horror
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Born and raised in Istanbul, Evrenol studied Film Studies and Art History at the University of Kent at Canterbury. Upon graduating, he has independently written, directed and produced short horror films, which won him several international awards, as well as being officially selected to more than 40 international genre film festivals around the world.

His feature debut film Baskin (2015), based on his 2013 short film of the same title, premiered at Toronto International Film Festival's Midnight Madness section, and awarded the Best Director at Austin Fantasticfest's New Wave Awards.


Ahead of the UK premiere screening of BASKIN at the Glasgow Film Festival, we asked the director Can Evrenol a few pertinent questions…

Q: What were the challenges of elongating the BASKIN short film ideas into a full feature?

A brief history of Turkish genre cinema and the must-see movies virgins should see?
Please refer to the awesome award winning documentary "Remake, Remix, Rip-Off" (2014) for a brief history Turkish genre madness. Must see movies: "Man Who Saves The World aka Turkish Star Wars", "Tarkan vs Viking" and "Deathless Devil", tho be sure to have your fast forward button close. And last but not least "Dort Yanım Cehennem" whose english subttiles are done by Evrim Ersoy and I!

Q: BASKIN is visually and narratively very ambitious for your first feature…

I guess it is a continuation of the same visual and narrative journey that I've been experimenting and progressing on through my short films. I'm learning as I go.

Q: Lucio Fulci, HELLRAISER, ‘Hansel and Gretel’ … what were your other main inspirations for BASKIN?

Once Upon A Time in Anatolia, David Lynch, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Frontieres, Calvaire, Only God Forgives, Twilight Zone

Q: Ulas Pakkan’s electronic score really creates a fabulous mood. Was it always the idea to invoke an 80s vibe of creepy unease?

Yes it was actually. A mixture of that 80's feel and modern dark synth in the footsteps of Trent Reznor, Clint Mansell and Cliff Martinez

Q: BASKIN begins as an arthouse shocker and then turns hardcore gore – you seem to favour genre collisions and shifts?

It was always my intention to make a movie that begins a as a European arthouse festival film, slow, controlled and orchestrated. But as later progresses into the mad world of surreal horror and a visual attack on the audience. That's what I tried to experiment with Baskin.

Q: Alp Korfali’s cinematography is exceptional. Was the Nicolas Winding Refn vibe intentional?

Only God Forgives, Frontieres and I Saw The Devil were particularly the films that we studied together in terms of light.

Q: Let’s talk frogs…how many did you use and why?

Frogs are doom bringers in mythology. In Baskin, they lead the cops to their doom, in their nightmarish journey. They symbolise the film getting off it's tracks. We used quite a few, although if I had the budget I'd love to have hundreds more...

Q: Mehmet Abi cuts quite a strong impression as Father. Where did you find him and is he the new Michael Berryman? 

I found Mehmet Abi's headshot while randomly going through the old archives of a cast agency. I was just looking for a creepy looking extra for my short film, Baskin (2013). I noticed him right away when I arrived at the set. He was the centre of attention. Yet everybody was looking at him from a distance. I went straight to him, casually introduced myself, and shook his hand.Turns out that he's a car park attendant. No acting experience. He just enrolled at a cast agency 10 years ago and been waiting ever since.

When it was time for the feature, I wrote the Father character with him in mind. But it was obviously a huge gamble to give this most important role of my first feature film to a non-actor. I rolled the dice and sent him the script. Mehmet Abi told me that he would read the script during the religious holiday, while he visits his hometown Samsun. A couple days later he sent me, on my phone, some the scenes that he actually painted. I was flabbergasted. I loved it. I asked for more, and he painted some more. Soon after seeing these amazing paintings I said that's it, this is a much more special case than I thought... After the Turkish premiere of Baskin, his paintings were exhibited in "Bant", the coolest independent art gallery in Istanbul.

To prepare him for his character, I asked him to watch such films as Apocalypse Now, Hellraiser and Zeki Demirkubuz films. He loved them all. His feedback to me was pretty deep and poignant. I was touched. There and then, I trusted that we had a new Michael Berryman at hand! Today, whenever we are at a festival Q&A, it is my great pleasure to hear Mehmet Abi (Brother Mehmet) talk about Baskin...

Q: You already have the sequel written?

Yes we do have a crazy idea for a sequel actually, but currently I'm working on something else.

BASKIN screens at part of FrightFest Glasgow 2016 on Sat 27th Feb at the GFT Screen 1, 7.05pm. Can Evrenol will be in attendance.

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Monday 25 January 2016

A Warrior's Tail - in cinemas from April 1st, 2016

Milla Jovovich (the Resident Evil series, The Fifth Element) leads an all-star cast of voice talent that also features Whoopi Goldberg (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Toy Story 3), Sharon Stone (Alpha Dog, Casino) and the legendary Joe Pesci (Home Alone, The Good Shepherd) in a truly epic adventure guaranteed to pique the interest of families everywhere this Spring.

Nine-year old Savva (Jovovich) lives with his mum in a small village in a forest once protected by a pack of regal white wolves. When the wolves leave under mysterious circumstances the village is left at constant risk of attack from ruthless hyenas and only a powerful magician can help. Escaping the hyenas in search of the magician, Savva finds himself in a magical world he had only heard stories of, meeting a host of new friends who are also seeking the magician, including the white wolf Angee, the hilarious Puffy (Stone) and a very odd mosquito (Pesci); all of whom must evade a treacherous simian army led by the evil Mum JoZee (Goldberg) on their path overcoming the forces of evil and reclaiming Savva’s village.

From Gregory Poirier, the writer of The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride and National Treasure: Book of Secrets, A Warrior’s Tail is as heart-warming, thrilling and imaginative as they come and is a family adventure for all ages.

Release date: 1st April, 2016
Running time:  85 minutes
Cert:  PG

Friday 22 January 2016

The Finest Hours - Extended Trailer and Poster

In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel. “The Finest Hours” is the story of their heroic mission, which is still considered the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history.

The film is produced by Jim Whitaker (“Cinderella Man”) and Dorothy Aufiero (“The Fighter”). The screenplay is by Academy Award® nominees Paul Tamsay & Eric Johnson (“The Fighter”) and Academy Award nominee Scott Silver (“The Fighter,” “8 Mile”) based on the book by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias. “The Finest Hours” storms into UK cinemas in 2016.

Disorder in cinemas 25 March - New Trailer


Matthias Schoenaerts and Diane Kruger star in Alice Winocour’s DISORDER, which receives its UK premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival on 21 February and its Irish premiere at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival on 22 February, ahead of its UK and Ireland opening on 25 March.

Following a tour of duty, Special Services soldier Vincent (Schoenaerts) takes a job in security for a wealthy Lebanese businessman and his family.

During a lavish party at the family’s luxurious ‘Maryland’ villa in the South of France, Vincent senses that something is amiss. When his employer is urgently called away on business Vincent is left to ensure the safety of his wife Jessie (Kruger) and their child. Suffering from post-traumatic stress, Vincent battles his own paranoia whilst clinging to the certainty that Jessie and her family are in real and immediate danger, unleashing a hell-bent determination to protect them at all costs.

Director/writer Winocour (AUGUSTINE) also co-wrote the Academy Award Best Foreign Language nominee MUSTANG. She wrote the script for DISORDER with Schoenaerts in mind and developed the project with him over several years.  Schoenaerts (RUST AND BONE, THE DANISH GIRL) will next been seen in Luca Guadagnino’s A BIGGER SPLASH.  Another key collaborator is acclaimed French producer and DJ Gesaffelstein who provides a pulsating and immersive soundtrack.

Soda Pictures will release DISORDER across the UK and Ireland on 25 March 2016.
Running time: 100min
Cert: TBC

THE BFG - Teaser poster revealed!‏

The talents of two of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl and Steven Spielberg – finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. “The BFG” is the exciting tale of a young London girl and the mysterious Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country.  “I think it was kind of genius of Roald Dahl to be able to empower the children. It was very, very brave of him to introduce that combination of darkness and light,’ and being able to do scary, but also be redemptive at the same time and teach a lesson, an enduring lesson, to everyone, it was a wonderful thing for Dahl to have done, and it was one of the things that attracted me to want to direct this Dahl book,” says Spielberg. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, “The BFG” (Big Friendly Giant) was published in 1982 and has been enchanting readers of all ages ever since.  Dahl’s books, which also include “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “James and the Giant Peach,” “Matilda” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” are currently available in 58 languages and have sold over 200 million copies worldwide. Originally created as a bedtime story, “The BFG” was Dahl’s own favorite of all his stories. “It was very important for us to be loyal to the language,” says Spielberg, “and the great writer Melissa Mathison, who also wrote ‘E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,’ wrote “The BFG.”

Directed by three-time Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg (“Bridge of Spies,” “Schindler’s List,” ”Saving Private Ryan”) from a screenplay by Melissa Mathison (“E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,” “The Black Stallion”) based on the best-selling novel by Roald Dahl.

“The BFG” opens in cinemas on July 22nd 2016, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth.

Keanu - First Look Red Band Trailer‏


Upcoming comedy KEANU stars Jordan Peele (Wet Hot American Summer, Bob’s Burgers), Keegan-Michael Key (Vacation, BoJack Horseman), Tiffany Haddish (New Girl, Meet The Spartans), Method Man (The Fast And The Furious, 8 Mile), Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton, Contraband), Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights, Anger Management), Nia Long (Are We There Yet?, Big Momma’s House) and Will Forte (American Dad, 30 Rock) and directed by Key & Peele director Peter Atencio.

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, a.k.a. the hugely popular U.S. comedy duo Key & Peele, star as Clarence and Rell, two cousins who live in the city but are far from streetwise.  When Rell’s beloved kitten, Keanu, is catnapped, the hopelessly straight-laced pair must impersonate ruthless killers in order to infiltrate a street gang and retrieve the purloined feline.  But the incredibly adorable kitten becomes so coveted that the fight over his custody creates a gang war, forcing our two unwitting heroes to take the law into their own hands.

Thursday 21 January 2016

Lazer Team Critical Acclaim Spot (Official) - Sci-Fi Action Comedy - January 27, 2016. Sci-Fi Action Comedy starring Burnie Burns, Gavin Free, Michael Jones, Colton Dunn, Allie DeBerry and featuring Alan Ritchson. See the movie that critics are calling "high-energy, quick-witted," "hilarious and a lot of fun." Four small-town losers stumble across an alien crash site containing an incredible battle suit. One round of bickering and a quick scuffle later, they each find themselves wearing a piece of the suit, which has genetically bound itself to them. Now, they must to work together as one to save humanity. With the government chasing after them and desperate to remove their new equipment at ANY cost, the foursome must learn to use a strange alien device meant for only one person, train for a battle against an omnipotent enemy, and not kill each other in the process. They may not be strong, smart, or talented... but they’re Lazer Team.

Wednesday 20 January 2016

Barbershop: The Next Cut TRAILER (2016) - Anthony Anderson, Regina Hall Comedy HD

Calvin (Ice Cube), Eddie (Cedric the Entertainer) and the rest of the gang must work together to save his shop and the neighborhood.

The best roles of Antonio Banderas

A man of many talents, Antonio Banderas is best known for his suave Hispanic charm. From his early collaborations with acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, Banderas then broke into Hollywood in the early 1990s despite at first having to learn his lines phonetically. After a string of small but strong performances in the likes of Philadelphia and Interview With A Vampire, he began to be cast in starring roles that demonstrated his incredible skill-set and made him one of the most unique actors in the world.

The gripping, real-life survival story of the Chilean mining disaster sees him in his latest role playing “Super Mario”, the leading face of the trapped men in upcoming powerful drama The 33 – coming to cinemas January 29. To celebrate the release, we take a look at some of Antonio Banderas’ best roles.

Assassins (1995)
When assassin Robert Rath (Sylvester Stallone) is beaten to a target by younger hitman Miguel Bain (Banderas), he’s determined to complete one last job before retiring. 

When he finds that Miguel is also on the trial of his next target, a ruthless race begins with both parties prepared to go to the edge to succeed. A non-stop game of cat and mouse, with enough twists to keep thriller fans happy, Assassins is an early example of Banderas’s action chops – seen since in the likes of Spy Kids and The Expendables 3.

Evita (1996)
Based on the 1978 musical, Evita saw Banderas surprise audiences with his impressive vocal skills playing narrator Ché. 

Following the news of the death of Argentinian First Lady Eva Perón (Madonna), Ché assumes multiple guises to showcase her rise from an illegitimate child of the lower classes to the Spiritual Leader of Argentina using both inspirational and much-criticised methods. 

The film demonstrated Banderas’ extraordinary diversity and earned the actor his first Golden Globe nomination.

The Mask of Zorro (1998)
When and aged Zorro (Antony Hopkins) escapes from prison, his main aim is to seek revenge on a corrupt governor who killed his wife, stole his baby daughter and sent him to jail 20 years previously. 

Running into Alejandro Murrieta (Banderas), who as a boy helped the masked swordsman in his younger days, Zorro sees this as fate and vows to train the thief as the next Zorro whilst enlisting him to help in his vendetta. The family favourite received positive reviews and cemented Banderas in the A-list.

Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
The third film in director Robert Rodriguez’ ‘Mexico’ trilogy, Once Upon A Time In Mexico sees Banderas reprising his role as hitman El Mariachi in the successful series. Recruited by a CIA agent (Johnny Depp), he is faced with juggling a mission to kill a Mexican drug lord whilst also hell-bent on seeking revenge of his own. 

Once again showing his ability to portray violence with convincing emotions, Banderas was celebrated in the cult favourite.

The 33 (2016)
Based on the miraculous rescue mission that gripped the world, Banderas is the heart of the story as the dynamic leader of the trapped Chilean miners in The 33. 

Dubbed “Super Mario” by the media, his character took responsibility for keeping the miners hopeful for their rescue, whilst ensuring that rations lasted as long as possible. 

The film looks at the untold stories of the men underground and their families demanding action, and Banderas expertly handles the tense action sequence and inspirational human story.

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Mario Casas, Juan Pablo Raba, Kate del Castillo, Cote de Pablo, Bob Gunton, Gabriel Byrne


Suicide Squad - Teaser Trailer - Official Warner Bros. UK

Check out the official new trailer for Suicide Squad- In UK cinemas August 5, 2016 – directed by David Ayer and starring Will Smith, Joel Kinnaman, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne.

An all-star roster of actors has joined new action adventure Suicide Squad, bringing DC Comics’ super villain team to the big screen under the direction of David Ayer (“Fury”).
The film will star two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (“The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Ali,” “Focus”) as Deadshot; Joel Kinnaman (“Run All Night”, “Robocop”) as Rick Flagg; Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Focus,” upcoming the “Tarzan” movie) as Harley Quinn; Oscar winner Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club,” “Alexander”) as the Joker; Jai Courtney (“Divergent,” “The Water Diviner”) as Boomerang; and Cara Delevingne (“Anna Karenina,” “Pan”) as Enchantress.

Ayer is also writing the script for Suicide Squad, which is being produced by Charles Roven (“The Dark Knight” trilogy, upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”) and Richard Suckle (“American Hustle”). Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns are serving as executive producers.

Tuesday 19 January 2016

The Perfect Match - Official Trailer

This is the first trailer for The Perfect Match.
The Perfect Match stars Terrence Jenkins, Paula Patton, Kali Hawk, Lauren London, Donald Faison, Cassie Ventura and Dascha Polanco. The Perfect Match will open in theaters on March 11th, 2016.

Terrence J. stars as Charlie, a playboy who's convinced that relationships are dead. His two best friends, Donald Faison and Robert C. Riley, bet him that if he sticks to one woman for one month, he's bound to get attached. Charlie denies this until he crosses paths with the beautiful and mysterious Eva, played by singer/actress Cassie. They may agree to a casual affair, but eventually Charlie is questioning whether he may actually want more.

Monday 18 January 2016

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies TV Spots, Trailer And Character posters - in cinemas 11th February‏

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES is a fresh twist on Jane Austen's widely celebrated novel. A mysterious plague has fallen upon 19th century England, the land is overrun with the undead and feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is a master of martial arts and weaponry. Casting aside personal and social prejudices, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy must unite on the blood-soaked battlefield to rid the country of the zombie menace and discover their true love for one another.

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES will be released by Lionsgate UK in cinemas across the UK & Ireland on Thursday 11th February 2016.

Competition: Win Dr Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs on Blu-ray

Dr Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs will be released on DVD & Bluray on 25th January and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 2 copies on Blu-ray to give away!

For the first time available in the UK on Blu-Ray.

In this sequel to DR GOLDFOOT AND THE BIKINI MACHINE, the scheming Dr. Goldfoot is back and determined to conquer the world yet again!

This time, Dr. G. intends to undermine America by unleashing an army of voluptuous, exploding female robots. He sends these beautiful weapons of mass destruction out into the world, each one programmed to seduce high-ranking generals of NATO countries and then blow them up! The bad doctors plan is nefarious: start a war between the US and the USSR.

Fortunately for the citizens of the globe, suave secret agent Bill Dexter (Fabian) is out to foil Goldfoot's plans, which involve kidnapping a prominent American general who bears a striking resemblance to Goldfoot

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Dr Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs [Blu-ray]

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Competition: Win Dr Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine on Blu-ray

Dr Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine will be released on DVD & Bluray on 25th January and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 2 copies on Blu-ray to give away!

For the first time available in the UK on Blu-Ray.

The dastardly Dr. Goldfoot (Vincent Price) and his sidekick, Igor (Jack Mullaney), build a machine that mass-produces an army of bikini-clad beauties. Goldfoot programs the vixens to seduce the wealthiest men alive and convince them to sign their fortunes over to him so that he may take over the world!

Before long, the manufactured women begin to succeed and one robot (Susan Hart) is sent to coax multimillionaire Todd Armstrong (Dwayne Hickman) into handing over his wealth. Hot on her tail is government spy Craig Gamble (Frankie Avalon), as he attempts to take down her and the other femme fatales and bring Goldfoots plan to a screeching halt. But is the spy immune to her charms?

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Dr Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine [Blu-ray]

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Suicide Squad - Character Posters & Trailer

An all-star roster of actors has joined new action adventure Suicide Squad, bringing DC Comics’ super villain team to the big screen under the direction of David Ayer (“Fury”).

The film will star two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (“The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Ali,” “Focus”) as Deadshot; Joel Kinnaman (“Run All Night”, “Robocop”) as Rick Flagg; Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Focus,” upcoming the “Tarzan” movie) as Harley Quinn; Oscar winner Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club,” “Alexander”) as the Joker; Jai Courtney (“Divergent,” “The Water Diviner”) as Boomerang; and Cara Delevingne (“Anna Karenina,” upcoming “Pan”) as Enchantress.

Ayer is also writing the script for Suicide Squad, which is being produced by Charles Roven (“The Dark Knight” trilogy, upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”) and Richard Suckle (“American Hustle”).  Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns are serving as executive producers.

A Brief History of Swearing in Movies

Warning: this video contains graphic language. I made a video on the history of cursing in Hollywood movies and the first utterances of curse words on screen. Enjoy in 4K!

▸ Movies featured in this video:
Glorifying The American Girl, Hell's Angels, Bosko's Picture Show, Gone With The Wind, Holiday, In Cold Blood, Midnight Cowboy, The Boys in the Band, MASH, Carnal Knowledge, Scarface, Battleship and The South Park Movie.

Saturday 16 January 2016

Ip Man 3 Official Teaser Trailer #1 (2015) - Donnie Yen, Mike Tyson

The highly anticipated third installment of the blockbuster martial arts series, IP MAN 3. Directed by Wilson Yip and starring martial arts icon Donnie Yen (upcoming Rogue One; A Star Wars Story and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2) and boxing legend Mike Tyson, the film will be released theatrically in the US nationwide on January 22, 2016.

Friday 15 January 2016

Competition: Win The Adventures of Hercules II on Bluray

The Adventures of Hercules II is out now on DVD & Bluray and to celebrate we have a great competition for you, 2 lucky winners will win a copy of the film on Bluray

Out for the first time ever on Blu-Ray.

Lou Ferrigno returns as the man with the strength of a hundred in this action-packed sequel that finds the fabled warrior facing his greatest challenge.

The Greek god Zeus has lost his seven mighty thunderbolts, all of which were stolen by jealous Olympians. The world is in disaster. The moon is knocked out of its orbit and is hurtling towards the earth. Urania and her sister Glaucia figure the only way to save the earth is by calling upon the mighty demigod Hercules to return the thunderbolts to Mount Olympus. But each of the thunderbolts are hidden inside of a monster.

Win This:
The Adventures of Hercules II [Blu-ray]

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