Saturday 27 February 2016

The Man Who Knew Infinity Official Trailer


The Official Trailer for The Man Who Knew Infinity – in cinemas April 8 – directed by Matthew Brown and starring Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Devika Bhise, Stephen Fry and Toby Jones.

Colonial India, 1913. Srinavasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel) is a 25-year-old shipping clerk and self-taught genius, who failed out of college due to his near-obsessive, solitary study of mathematics. Determined to pursue his passion despite rejection and derision from his peers, Ramanujan writes a letter to G. H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), an eminent British mathematics professor at Trinity College, Cambridge. Hardy recognises the originality and brilliance of Ramanujan’s raw talent and despite the scepticism of his colleagues, undertakes bringing him to Cambridge so that his theories can be explored.

Thursday 25 February 2016

Kill Command - First Poster and Trailer


Staring Vanessa Kirby (Me Before You, Everest), Thur Lindhart (Angels & Demons) and from the producers of Monsters and British director and writer Steve Gomez, KILL COMMAND comes to cinemas and is available in the Sky Store from May 13.

Synopsis: 
An elite army unit is helicoptered to a remote, off-the-grid island facility. What starts out as a simple training exercise for Captain Bukes and his tight-knit squad, descends into a terrifying battle to the death, as the marines discover the island is overrun by an enemy that transcends the human concept of evil.

Tuesday 23 February 2016

London Has Fallen - "Drive" - In Cinemas March 3


Synopsis
The sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders, devastate every known landmark in the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart), his formidable secret service head (Gerard Butler), and an English MI-6 agent who rightly trusts no one.

Get Alienated this March at theatres and On Demand

The final film for beloved actor Taylor Negron

The late Taylor Negron (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Last Boy Scout) stars in the “explosive” (Sonic Cinema) Alienated, invading cinemas and VOD this March via Gravitas Ventures.

From writer-director Brian Ackley comes an intoxicating, edge-of-the-seat science-fiction chiller tells the story of a married couple that is forced to confront their fatal relationship issues while on the brink of a possible alien abduction.

A film that “deserves the long list of accolades it has had bestowed on” (Movie Marker), Alienated has won 12 awards, including three for Best Feature, several Best Actor awards (including honours for the late Negron), and Best Director for Ackley.

Taylor Negron, George Katt (TVs Unforgettable), and Jen Burry (Deadly Affairs) star in Alienated, released in theatres* March 25 and VOD March 31.

Alienated is produced by Princeton Holt at One Way or Another productions along with co-producers Cassandra Riddick and David Vaughn, in association with Fades 2 Black Media Group.






Thursday 18 February 2016

Southbound Review by Paul Downey


The anthology horror is definitely becoming flavour of the month right now. As you may know from reading our previous reviews, we are big fans of Trick ‘R Treat and The Tales of Halloween here at Bloody Flicks.

Although the V/H/S series and ABC’s of Death had their highlights, it seems a more winning formula to have less story in the anthology and give us more time with the characters and more importantly the story.

So we come to ‘Southbound’ coming from David Bruckner (who was until recently attached to the Friday the 13th reboot), Roxanne Benjamin, Patrick Horvath and Radio Silence who all direct one segment.

All of the stories are interconnected but all have different themes. We begin with two men covered in blood looking to outrun something, on the road…. you guessed it southbound.

This sets the bleak tone for the entire film as we delve into devilish territory and never really come back into the light until the final credits.

Whereas Tales of Halloween and Trick ‘R Treat had their lighter moments to break up the mood, Southbound offers no such escape from this twisted world.

It is violent, twisted and disturbing at times; make no mistake these are four memorably gory tales. The special effects are decent too with plenty of guts and blood for the gore fans.

The recurring theme here is that there simply is no escape, from going round in circles, locked doors – all of our characters are trapped in this desolate hell.

Clocking in at just over 90 minutes ‘Southbound’ does not feel bloated either. It says what it needs to say, gives enough to crave more then the credits roll.

‘Southbound’ is a dark twisted highway to hell that demands your attention from the first minute until the final one.

Southbound Review by Paul Downey
http://bloody-flicks.co.uk

Monday 15 February 2016

Nina Forever Review by Paul Downey


The Blaine brothers’ ‘Nina Forever’ has been billed as a messed up fairytale, but there is a lot more to this tale than meets the eye.

Our main protagonist is Rob, a grieving boyfriend who’s girlfriend Nina is killed in a car accident.

At work he is billed as an lonely outsider, until he catches the eye of Holly. She instantly takes a like to him, and sets out to make him mine.

Little does she know that when they have sex for the first time, they get an unexpected visitor. With some whispers of Hellraiser, given Nina’s resurrection, it is at times quite bleak but with plenty of dark humour there is a healthy balance.

We deal with the subject of bereavement from Rob’s point of view, as well as Holly and even Nina’s family as they all deal with her death in different ways.

Rob is a very sympathetic character, who does make mistakes but all with the end goal of moving on with his life. Holly on the other hand seems to be on a self-destruct mission and is determined to take Rob along for the ride.

Fiona O’Shaughnessy’s Nina is at times funny but sometimes downright cruel, especially in her mocking of Holly.

All of our three main characters are complex, which certainly lifts ‘Nina Forever’ to a higher level than your standard horror.

It is also beautifully shot, with some rapid cuts filling in the relevant back story, ‘Nina Forever’ moves along at a fast pace, which keeps the story evolving and interesting.

There also doesn’t seem to much filler, as every scene feels relevant to allow the story to grow, so when the credits roll it feels like a complete story; albeit a very twisted one.

By Paul Downey
http://bloody-flicks.co.uk/

Infectious Review by Paul Downey


‘Infectious’ is a short film telling the story of a virus which takes hold of a family and causes them to attack each other.

The first thing you notice about ‘Infectious’ is that it feels like we have been thrown directly into the middle of a feature film primarily at the time it all hits the fan.

We find the family wondering what has happened to their mother, and as they plot to get the local police forces involved things take a turn for the worse.

Filmed at a break neck pace, things get progressively worse as we wonder who will survive this deadly infection.

The tight location of filming in just one location, a lowly lit house, helps ‘Infectious’ to build tension and use the shadows as the family hunt each other to find out who’s infected.

We end a cliffhanger which only leaves us craving more and also with plenty of questions – which I’m sure was the desire all along.

Watch ‘Infectious’ below and give us your verdict in the comments:

By Paul Downey
http://bloody-flicks.co.uk/

Thursday 11 February 2016

Criminal - Official Trailer (Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Costner - Action)


The story of the right man in the wrong body. In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative’s memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into an unpredictable and dangerous death-row inmate in hopes the he will complete the operative’s mission.

Our Kind of Traitor - Official Trailer

Our Kind of Traitor 

Synopsis
While on holiday in Marrakech, an ordinary English couple, Perry (Ewan McGregor – THE IMPOSSIBLE, THE GHOST) and Gail (Naomie Harris – SPECTRE, SOUTHPAW), befriend a flamboyant and charismatic Russian, Dima (Stellan Skarsgård – AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO), who unbeknownst to them is a kingpin money launderer for the Russian mafia.

When Dima asks for their help to deliver classified information to the British Secret Services, Perry and Gail get caught in a dangerous world of international espionage and dirty politics. The couple is propelled on a perilous journey through Paris and Bern, a safe house in the French Alps, to the murky corners of the City of London and an alliance with the British Government via a ruthless and determined MI6 agent (Damian Lewis - HOMELAND).

From the writer of DRIVE (Hossein Amini) adapting the hit John le Carré novel – the mind behind TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, and directed by acclaimed Susanna White – this taut thriller twists and turns its way around the world with dramatic consequences.


Wednesday 10 February 2016

The Forest - New Poster


An American woman, Sara (played by Natalie Dormer of Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games), journeys to the forest in search of her twin sister Jess (also played by Ms. Dormer), who has mysteriously disappeared. Frustrated at Jess’ pattern of behavior, Sara’s husband Rob (Eoin Macken of The Night Shift) is unable to talk his wife out of making the 6,000-mile trip.

After a visit to the school where Jess teaches, the resourceful Sara sets out for the forest itself. Accompanied by a charismatic new acquaintance, expatriate journalist Aiden (Taylor Kinney of Chicago Fire), she enters the forest having been well warned “do not leave the path.” Forest guide Michi (Japanese star Yukiyoshi Ozawa) keeps a protective eye on them both, but when night falls he cannot dissuade them from staying in the forest, and reluctantly leaves the duo to face the elements alone.

Fear soon fragments Sara’s consciousness; she begins to question Aiden’s motives, including his claim that he has never seen Jess. Determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate, Sara will have to face the angry and tormented souls of the dead that prey on anyone who dares come near them. These malevolent spirits lying in wait for Sara at every turn will plunge her into a frightening darkness from which she must fight to save herself.

Cast
NATALIE DORMER (Game Of Thrones, Hunger Games, Elementary)
TAYLOR KINNEY (Chicago Fire, The Vampire Diaries)
EOIN MACKEN (Centurion, Merlin)

DIRECTED BY:
JASON ZADA

TV Spot Trailer

Tuesday 9 February 2016

High Rise - New Main Trailer - In Cinemas March 18th


Synopsis
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…..

She Sings to the Stars - Trailer


Synopsis
Mabel is a Native American grandmother who lives alone, tending her drought-ravaged corn in the desert Southwest. Her half-Hispanic grandson, Third, dreams of making it big in LA, but his plans change dramatically when he comes to his grandmother’s house to collect traditional dolls he hopes to sell for a high price. Lyle is a down-at-the-heel magician from LA traveling with a white rabbit, the promise of a gig and a life-long dream to be able to magically disappear. When his radiator boils over, he is stranded outside Mabel’s house. Both men must yield to the timeless rhythm of Mabel and the expansive desert to discover a capacity greater than imagined.

Monday 8 February 2016

Jason Bourne - First Look (HD)


JASON BOURNE
In Theaters July 29
www.jasonbournemovie.com

Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in Jason Bourne. Paul Greengrass, the director of The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, once again joins Damon for the next chapter of Universal Pictures’ Bournefranchise, which finds the CIA’s most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows.

For Jason Bourne, Damon is joined by Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Tommy Lee Jones, while Julia Stiles reprises her role in the series. Frank Marshall again produces alongside Jeffrey Weiner for Captivate Entertainment, and Greengrass, Damon, Gregory Goodman and Ben Smith also produce. Based on characters created by Robert Ludlum, the film is written by Greengrass and Christopher Rouse.

Sunday 7 February 2016

Batman v Superman 1966 remake #BvSspoof


What if the Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice film was made in 1966 starring Adam West and George Reeves. #BvSspoof

Hybrids - Sci-Fi Short Film Review by Paul Downey


‘Hybrids’ is a post-apocalyptic short from Writer/Director Patrick Kalyn which is a slick effort which leaves us begging for more.

We open as an alien race look to find a ‘key’ and set out on a mission, we assume to planet earth.

Then we switch to a young mum and her daughter playing in the garden, next thing the young girl disappears.

We then switch the mum in the present day who has become a Sarah Connor like military warrior battling the alien threat.

The action scenes of ‘Hybrid’ are definitely its strength as Daniella Evangelista’s warrior battles hand to claw with the aliens.

It’s not just action where ‘Hybrid’ excels, there is a real poignancy to the affairs as the past and present are linked giving everything purpose.

The CGI aliens are extremely threatening with giant heads, lean bodies and metal claws are very intimidating especially when it’s three on one.

‘Hybrids’ has a satisfying ending but there’s enough open threads for the story to continue and evolve.

Where do the aliens come from? How did we get the point of war with an alien race?

Watch ‘Hybrids’ below and tell us your thoughts in the comments:

By Paul Downey

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Enjoy this fantastic Sci-Fi short film by the talented Patrick Kalyn! In the wake of an alien infestation, an ex-special forces soldier's daughter is killed in an alien attack. Seeking revenge, she leads a team deep into alien territory to a quarantined lab. Soon, she discovers the aliens aren't alien at all, but a failed government experiment to create a bio-hybrid soldier. She must then expose the governments cover-up and save the last standing city in the quarantined zone from falling.

Written and Directed by Patrick Kalyn
Cinematographer: Cliff Hokanson
Produced by Gabriel Paul Napora / Triton Films
Music by Sam Hulick
Manager: Scott Glassgold / Ground Control
http://www.hybridsfilm.com

Goosebumps - Review by Paul Downey


I’m sure (as I’m a certain age) some of you felt a bit against the news that hit book series Goosebumps was becoming a live action film.

Of course given the success of Trick ‘R Treat, Tales of Halloween, ABC’s of Death and the V/H/S series it would have been easy for this have become an anthology horror, but gladly this is the most fun horror in a while.

It’s influences go from Gremlins to even the aforementioned Trick ‘R Treat and the recent festive horror Krampus; as we don’t just one monster, we get hundreds!

Zach (Dylan Minnette) and his mum have just moved to a new city to help cope with the loss of his dad.

What Director Rob Letterman isn’t afraid to do here, is give his characters real emotion as we see Zach still in the mourning process over his father.

We don’t dwell on this too long as he meets Hannah from next door who’s father is none other than R.L Stine (the author of the Goosebumps book series). After thinking he hears a commotion in their house Zach accidentally opens one of the books on his shelf and unleashes the monsters from within.

Now Stine must reluctanctly team up with Zach, Hannah and bumbling sidekick Champ to defeat his monsters.

Although the premise may seem quite straight forward, Goosebumps really works as it doesn’t take itself too seriously and very much in a Cabin in the Woods style; there’s always a different monster to deal with.

Jack Black revels in the role of Stine, in what is easily his best role since School of Rock.

Goosebumps very much arks back to the Amblin Entertainment era of Gremlins, The Goonies and although featuring a young cast, allows us to understand them and invest in their journeys.

It’s a fun rollercoaster ride, which has a few scares, plenty of heart and a fun story oh and of course a twist…..

Goosebumps definitely has the potential to become a cult classic for years to come. Volume 2 anyone?

By Paul Downey

Lazer Team - Review by Paul Downey


From the minds that brought you Red Vs. Blue, comes Lazer Team a throwback to 80’s feel-good science fiction.

An unlikely group of misfits is thrown together with just ONE mission; save the planet.

After decoding a message from a friendly alien race we find out that a more sinister race of extra terrestrials is heading for planet Earth. It’s aim is simple; destroy the planet.

To do this though it must defeat a champion appointed by the planet. From here on in the American military start to engineer a being who will be talented in all areas and can then defeat the aliens when they arrive.

The only thing he will be missing is his armour.

This custom armour sent by the friendly alien race is discovered by accident by the group, who each take a part of the armour suit – which gives them special powers.

The most entertaining thing about ‘Lazer Team’ is the fact it doesn’t take itself too seriously. There are laughs from the get-go as our unlikely band of heroes trip and stumble their way to their final showdown with the alien.

And as always the message here is that we can become stronger together than the meer sum of our parts.

There are winks and nods to classics such as Ghostbusters and Independance Day, but this is very much a modern film and as such it uses social media as a catalyst to drive the narrative forward.

Action scenes throughout are a bit over the top, but given how entertaining they are you just go with it. We also get to each of the Lazer Team, and delve a little deeper into their pasts which gives us motivation to really care about what happens to them.

‘Lazer Team’ might just be an early contender for science fiction film of the year.

By Paul Downey
http://bloody-flicks.co.uk

Thursday 4 February 2016

Hail, Caesar! - Review by Jim Vejvoda


The Coens take on the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Dirty Grandpa - In cinemas NOW


Synopsis
Jason Kelly [Zac Efron] is one week away from marrying his boss’s uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick [Robert De Niro], to Daytona for spring break, his pending nuptials are suddenly in jeopardy. Between riotous frat parties, bar fights, and an epic night of karaoke, Dick is on a quest to live his life to the fullest and bring Jason along for the ride. Ultimately, on the wildest journey of their lives, “dirty” Grandpa and his uptight grandson discover they can learn from one another and form the bond they never had.

Wednesday 3 February 2016

Me Before You - Trailer and new Poster


Louisa “Lou” Clark (Clarke) lives in a quaint town in the English countryside.  With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year-old goes from one job to the next in order to help her tight-knit family make ends meet.   Her normally cheery outlook is put to the test, however, when she faces her newest career challenge.  Taking a job at the local “castle,” she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor (Claflin), a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair bound in an accident two years prior, and whose whole world changed dramatically in the blink of an eye.  No longer the adventurous soul he once was, the now cynical Will has all but given up.  That is until Lou determines to show him that life is worth living.  Embarking together on a series of adventures, both Lou and Will get more than they bargained for, and find their lives—and hearts—changing in ways neither one could have imagined.


ME BEFORE YOU will be released in cinemas on June 3.