Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Interview with Benjamin Bratt - Ride Along 2

In Ride Along 2, Benjamin Bratt stars as Antonio Pope, a local Miami ‘businessman’ and the prime suspect in Ice Cube and Kevin Hart’s hilarious new adventure.  For Bratt, an actor best known for his Emmy-nominated turn in Law & Order (with an additional 25-plus films to his credit), the new role also marks a welcome departure – here playing a character on the wrong side of the law in his very first action-comedy.


Q: What’s it like joining the world of Ride Along?

A: Joining the world of Ride Along is like jumping onboard a fast moving train (laughs).


Q: Tell us about the character you play? 

A: I play a man by the name of Antonio Pope who is almost the personification of this great, fabulous, wealthy city. He’s a celebrated citizen, clearly a successful businessman and a friend of politicians. He’s also a playboy, a man who has all the right toys and all the right clients. And we also learn quite early on in the film that he’s involved with certain illicit activities. But in his mind he’s just a good businessman. So yes, to play someone like that who lives in that kind of elevated layer of fine air, you know, and playing opposite Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, was a pretty great thing to shoot.


Q: You don’t usually play a character like this. Was that fun for you? 

A: Absolutely. You know, the funny thing is I’m often the cop or the detective. So not only is it a first for me to be in an action comedy, it’s also a first to play this kind of villain.


Q: What was the biggest challenge in making it? 

A: The trick for me as an actor was to not play it for comedy. That’s Kevin’s job and Ken’s (co-star Ken Jeong). I had to find the gravitas to bring to it. And this is something the director, Tim Story, and I talked about. The only way a character like this can work is if you bring that sense of danger and threat... That said, in the writing, there is also a kind of stylized approach to the character that you want to try to make real. He speaks in a certain way. He says certain things that are just a little off – things that make you think that here’s a guy who no one says no to and that he has to take things to a higher and higher and level to get the thrill. He might just be a little bit of a freak, you know (laughs).


Q: What was it like filming here in Miami? 

A: The truth is you could have made Ride Along 2 in any city and made it work. But to set it here in Miami, you know, one of the most sexy, sensual, international cities in the country, it just brings that much more to the film. And I think it’s clear that the city itself emerges as one of the major characters in the film. You can feel that.


Q: What is it about the combination of Ice Cube and Kevin Hart that works so well on screen?

A: They’re a continuation of a long line of comedians who make this sort of dynamic work. And it’s as old as film comedy, really. Not to date myself, but you can go back as far as Laurel and Hardy… They’re part of that tradition of the eternal movie ‘odd couple’. There’s an ever present element of friction. They just don’t go well together. And yet you find underneath it all there’s a true care and love there. That’s the thing. As much as they don’t belong together, they can’t be apart. They ultimately care about each other. When you have someone like Kevin Hart who is a master comedian at the top of his game opposite someone who is as real and OG as Ice Cube, it’s organic.


Q: Do we see it again in the new film? 

A: They created that alchemy in the first one. Here in the second one, all the stakes are elevated. The film is bigger. More action. The writing is more comedic. And their alchemy, their chemistry – they can answer each other’s lines without effort. I mean, Cube says more with a look sometimes than he does with a word. That comes with familiarity and spending time together. The good news for audiences is the banter is the star. The banter, the friction between them, is really what drives the films.

Ride Along 2 is out on Blu-ray and DVD now.

Friday, 27 May 2016

Independence Day: Resurgence | Why Are They Screaming? | Official HD Clip 2016


Independence Day: Resurgence in cinemas & IMAX June 23 2016

We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global catastrophe on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defence program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

Directed by Roland Emmerich
Starring Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward


Thursday, 26 May 2016

The Accountant - New Poster and Trailer


Synopsis
Christian Wolff (Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of- the- art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.

THE ACCOUNTANT is released in cinemas November 4 2016.


Tuesday, 24 May 2016

INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS FROM FILM, BROADCASTING AND DANCE LEAD INDUSTRY PANEL DISCUSSIONS AT LONDON’S FRAME FILM FESTIVAL

FRAME: The London Dance Film Festival presents a broad variety of industry experts participating in
panel discussions and workshops from 10th to 12th June. Industry professionals from film, dance and
broadcasting offer advice and insight into many issues that affect all area of these creative arts.

Subjects under discussion range from distribution and commissioning to funding, licensing and music
rights.

Panel discussions include representatives from Film London, Soda Pictures, Vimeo, Dance on Screen
Festival, San Francisco Dance Film Festival, Sadler's Wells, Royal Opera House, Dancers Pro, Rogo
Scott Music, alongside broadcasters such as Sky Arts, BBC Music and Events, Arte/ZDF, and NRK
Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.
Networking and pitching sessions offer opportunities to meet international guests with the participation
of organisations such as the British Council, Creative Skillset, BFI, One Dance UK, London Film
Academy, Underwire Festival, IMZ International Music + Media Centre and FLAMIN' London, Film
London's Artists' Moving Image.
All events held at Rose Theatre, Kingston Upon Thames
Accreditation is open to industry delegates either for single days or the whole festival.

Full details can be found here: http://bit.ly/FRAME-Festival-Accreditation
Tickets are on sale now
FRAME Film Festival - www.framefilmfestival.com
Rose Theatre, 24-26 High St, Kingston Upon Thames, London KT1 1HL
www.rosetheatrekingston.org
box office: 020 8174 0090 (Mon-Sat, 10am-8pm , 6pm on non-performance days)
For further Festival information: info@framefilmfestival.com www.framefilmfestival.com

Monday, 23 May 2016

Competition: Win RAMS on DVD


RAMS is out on DVD on the 30th May, and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away!

Synopsis:
In a secluded valley in Iceland, brothers Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their prized ancestral sheep. But a long-term grudge means that they haven’t spoken to each other for four decades, passing messages via the sheep dog. When a lethal ovine disease suddenly appears in the valley, the authorities move in to cull all of the livestock. But Gummi and Kiddi don’t give up easily and each brother tries to stave off the disaster in his own fashion: Kiddi by using his rifle and Gummi by using his wits. As the authorities close in the brothers will need to come together to save the special breed of sheep passed down for generations - and themselves - from extinction.

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Rams [DVD] [2016]

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Competition: Win 600 Miles on DVD


600 Miles is out on DVD  on the 30th May, and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away!

Synopsis:
Mexican drama starring Tim Roth and Kristyan Ferrer. When ATF agent Hank Harris (Roth) tries to arrest weapon smuggler Arnulfo Rubio (Ferrer) he finds himself captured by Rubio, who decides to take the agent to his employers - a Mexican cartel. Over the 600-mile journey to their destination, however, the pair bond and strike up an unlikely friendship.

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600 Miles [DVD]


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Competition: Win - Ride Along 2 on DVD


Ride Along 2 is out on DVD  on the 30th May, and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away!

Synopsis:
As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who's supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product.


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Ride Along 2 [DVD] [2015]

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Saturday, 21 May 2016

Star Trek Beyond - New Trailer (May 20th)


After stopping off at Starbase Earhart, a remote outpost on the fringes of Federation space, the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, is destroyed by a powerful, unstoppable wave of unknown aliens. With the crew stranded on a unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, they find themselves in conflict with a new ruthless enemy who has a well-earned hatred of the Federation and what it stands for.

Star Trek Beyond is released in UK cinemas on July 22, 2016.

Starring
Chris Pine
Sofia Boutella
John Cho
Simon Pegg
Zachary Quinto
Zoe Saldana
Karl Urban
Anton Yelchin
Idris Elba

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Friday, 20 May 2016

Competition: Win DIRTY GRANDPA on DVD - Out On BLU-RAY™ and DVD MAY 23rd


Gear up for a road trip you’ll never forget as Dirty Grandpa arrives on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Download 23rd May. Starring Robert De Niro (Meet the Parents), Zac Efron (Bad Neighbour) and Aubrey Plaza, we are celebrating by giving you the chance to win the hilarious film on DVD.

Dirty Grandpa sees Zac Efron bare all as Jason Kelly, a straight-laced lawyer on the verge of marrying his boss’ uptight daughter. However, when Jason’s foul-mouth grandfather, former army general Dick (De Niro) tricks him into driving them to Florida for spring break he’s left seriously questioning his life choices. Get ready for a road trip like no other as the duo embark on a series of jaw-dropping antics, including riotous frat parties, bar brawls, X-rated nudity and an epic night of karaoke, as Dick pulls out all the stops to live life to the max…and bring Jason along for the ride.

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Dirty Grandpa [DVD] [2016]

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What colour is the car Zac Efron and Robert De Niro are seen driving in?

Green
Pink
Yellow

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Thursday, 19 May 2016

MA MA - New poster and trailer


MA MA stars Academy Award winner Penélope Cruz in the new film from fearless Spanish director Julio Medem (Sex and Lucia, Chaotic Ana), about a woman recently diagnosed with cancer who forms an unexpected bond with a soccer scout (Luis Tosar) whose wife has been gravely injured in a car accident.

Independence Day: Resurgence | #DontMessWithEarth TV Commercial [HD] | 20th Century FOX


We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

In Theaters - June 24, 2016

Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward

Directed by Roland Emmerich

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Competition: Win Stone Cold Bluray

Stone Cold is out on Bluray on the 6th June, and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on Bluray to give away!

Synopsis:
Joe Huff (Brian Bosworth) is a cop who's angry at the system for handling criminals with kid gloves. He's on suspension but the FBI gives him an opportunity to go undercover in Mississippi and infiltrate "The Brotherhood", a white supremacist biker gang that runs drugs.

In the Brotherhood, each member legally changes his name to his Brotherhood nickname. They're led by a violent psychopath named "Chains" Cooper. (Lance Henriksen). Joe begrudgingly accepts the job.

As a member of the gang, Joe - renamed "John Stone" learns that they're plotting a paramilitary assault on the state capitol to rescue a gang member sentenced to execution and it's up to Joe to stop them.

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Stone Cold [Blu-ray]

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The Conjuring 2 – Strange Happenings featurette


The Conjuring 2 – in UK cinemas 13th June 2016 – directed by James Wan and starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson.

Reprising their roles, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (“Up In the Air,” TV’s “Bates Motel”) and Patrick Wilson (the “Insidious” films), star as Lorraine and Ed Warren, who, in one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

Janet and Margaret Hodgson discuss their experiences of the terrifying events which have inspired the upcoming horror film from James Wan.

Wan, as well as stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, also discuss the fascinating and terrifying real-life story of the sisters who were terrorised by dark forces at their surbuban home in Enfield, London.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Competition: Win Three Amigos! [Blu-ray]

Three Amigos! is out on Blu-Ray on the 23rd May, and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on Blu-ray to give away!

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

Theyre down on their luck and up to their necks in Senoritas, Margaritas, Banditos and Bullets!

Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short travel a dusty road to adventure in this zany mix of sharp one liners and clever sight gags. The Three Amigos are a silent screen comedy act who have seen better days. So has a remote Mexican hamlet, which is being terrorized by a fierce bandit gang. Finally, in desperation, a naïve villager sends the actors a telegram asking for help. Thinking theyre being offered a fortune for a personal appearance, the hapless trio arrives in Mexico, only to discover this time that theyre dodging real bullets!

Directed by John Landis (Trading Places), here is an uproarious comedy about three bumblers who are in way over their heads but, come what may, theyll always remain the Three Amigos!

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Three Amigos! [Blu-ray]

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Sunday, 15 May 2016

The BFG - Brand New Trailer


The BFG is in cinemas across the UK & Ireland from July 22, 2016.
Book tickets from May 23.

From Director Steven Spielberg, “The BFG” is the exciting tale of a young girl and the mysterious Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. 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.


Septembers of Shiraz TRAILER 1 (2016) - Salma Hayek, Adrien Brody Movie HD


Septembers of Shiraz is the harrowing story of a secular Jewish family in Iran as they fight for their lives immediately following the 1979 revolution. Directed by Wayne Blair and featuring powerful performances by Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody, and Academy Award® nominees Salma Hayek-Pinault and Shohreh Aghdashloo, Septembers of Shiraz illustrates the impact of political upheaval on ordinary people and gives us an incisive examination of a troubled moment in history.

RISE Movie TRAILER (Prison Drama - 2016)


The true story of a young man falsely accused of rape and sentenced to six years in a maximum security prison. He must rely on survival skills and an unlikely bond with an infamous inmate to prove his innocence and regain his freedom.

RISE Movie TRAILER (Prison Drama - 2016)
A Movie directed by Mack Lindon
Cast : Nathan Wilson, Martin Sacks, Marty Rhone
Release Date : May 10th 2016 on DVD and VOD
Genre : Crime, Drama, Thriller


Friday, 13 May 2016

The Accountant | Brand New Teaser Trailer


Synopsis
Christian Wolff (Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of- the- art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.

THE ACCOUNTANT is released in cinemas November 4 2016.

The Modern Master Of Horror: The Rise Of James Wan


A Malaysian-born, Australian film director, James Wan is most known for his impact on the horror genre since debuting his short film Saw in 2003. Honing his unique style from a young age, the director won Best Guerilla Film at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival for his first film Stygian, before breaking fresh ground with the gore-filled Saw. Wan then became known as the dominating force in quality horror films with the likes of critically-acclaimed and box office hits Insidious and The Conjuring – the latter of which remains the highest grossing original horror movie of all time, second only to The Exorcist.


The director’s next project sees him returning to the case files of Ed and Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring 2 (in cinemas June 13). Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson reprise their roles as the creepy couple, who, in one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations yet, travel to Enfield, London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

Watch the trailer here

Ahead of the release of The Conjuring 2, we take a look at James Wan’s impressive run of horror films in the 13 years since he made Saw; showing how scares can still be an art-form when they come from this modern master of horror.


Saw (2004)
Demonstrating genius early on, after James Wan initially struggled to get the script for Saw produced he decided to shoot one of the scenes from the screenplay as a short film with the same title to attract attention. This worked and the film was green lit with a small budget and shot for 18 days. Telling the dark story of two men who wake to find themselves chained in a decrepit bathroom at the mercy of a sadistic mad man’s horrifying game, 6pm is the deadline for one man to escape and the other to save his family by killing him before he does. Although critical responses were mixed, the film gained a cult following and grossed $100 million worldwide – making it the most profitable horror film since Scream.

Insidious (2011)
With the extraordinary success of Saw, James Wan felt pressure from studios to create another gory horror and therefore made Insidious independently to ensure that he had creative control. Determined to show how restraint and silence could also be used to build scares, Wan stated that he enjoyed making “a film with lots of creepy, bizarre moments that a studio might not 'get.'” The story follows a family who try to prevent evil spirits from trapping their son in a creepy realm called The Further after a mysterious incident in their attic. The film’s twisted plot and slow build of suspense was lauded by critics and attracted cinema audiences in their droves, ensuring that a sequel would be in the works soon enough.

The Conjuring (2013)
James Wan was drawn to stories of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, a couple who have been linked to every major ghost story to hit mainstream news, including what is now known as The Amityville Horror and The Haunting In Connecticut. The Conjuring focuses on one of their most chilling cases, that of the Perron family, who become terrorized by satanic forces at their home on a remote farm. The film received positive reviews from critics and smashed the box office, grossing over 15 times its production budget and making a profit of roughly $161 million.

The Conjuring 2 (2016)
James Wan returned to make The Conjuring 2 after becoming excited at the prospect of continuing the saga of Ed and Lorraine Warren. Bringing the original cast back to scare cinema audiences once again, this time the Warrens cross the pond to investigate the notorious Enfield Poltergeist. Following the chilling case that gripped the nation back in 1977 involving the alleged haunting of two young girls in a suburban council house, the film is set to be truly terrifying.

THE CONJURING 2 COMES TO CINEMAS JUNE 13


Wednesday, 11 May 2016

John le Carré's Our Kind Of Traitor - Brand new Ewan McGregor and Stellan Skarsgård Clip‏


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.

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Minuscule - Brand New Clip


In cinemas from May 27th, 2016

If you go down to the woods this spring, you’re sure of a tiny surprise as the mini-beasts go antennae-to-antennae for the spoils of a picnic in MINUSCULE, in cinemas from May 27th, 2016 courtesy of Lionsgate Films.

In a peaceful little clearing, the remains of a picnic hastily abandoned spark a standoff between two tribes of ants. A bold and brave young ladybird finds himself caught in the middle of the battle but, having befriended Mandible, one of the black ants determined to protect their haul of sugar cubes, sides are picked. With the safety of the black ants’ nest at risk, our plucky ladybird helps take on the aggressive red ants, led by the evil Butor, and must use all his ingenuity and resolve to win the day.

A fantastic tale taking place at ground level, MINUSCULE is the perfect half term treat for all the family. Based on the popular Cbeebies TV show, MINUSCULE blends stunning CGI animation with live action backdrops to really transport little ones to the undergrowth where they’ll embark on a huge adventure with this half term’s tiniest heroes.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

BEST BOXING FILMS


Fans know that boxing means blood, sweat and tears and pushing yourself harder than ever. The best boxing films know how to explore the personal and professional life of a boxer, a part of the reason why the genre does so well. Cinema loves stories about the struggle to succeed and underdogs rising to the top. Orthodox, out May 16th on DVD and digital platforms, gives a fresh take on the genre, and shines a light on a young boy bullied for his Jewish faith. He takes up the sport as self-defence, which alienates him from his religious community. To celebrate the release, we’ve rounded up some of the best boxing films to hit the big screen…

Do you agree with this list? Did we miss any film out? Let us know in the comments.



Orthodox (2016)
When Benjamin, a young Orthodox Jewish boy (played as an adult by Stephen Graham), takes up boxing for self-defence after years of bullying over his faith, he begins to become alienated from his devoutly religious community – and lands himself in prison. Upon his release years later, Benjamin is desperate to start afresh and provide for the ones he loves. However, it isn’t long before his previous involvement with a tangled web of criminal activity catches up with him and threatens to destroy his new way of life.



Rocky (1976)
It wouldn’t be possible to make a list of boxing films with including Rocky; it’s the ultimate underdog story built for both fans and non-fans of the sport. Sylvester Stallone, in his most iconic role, stars as Rocky Balboa, a small time, working-class club boxer who gets a shot at competing in the world heavyweight championship. As we follow his story, we are taken on an intimate look at what it takes to make it as a professional boxer. The film turned Stallone into a movie star and a further six films in the long-running franchise.



Raging Bull (1980)
In what is often considered master filmmaker Martin Scorsese’s greatest work, Raging Bull stars Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta, a middleweight boxer whose violent energy and obsessive rage destroys his relationship with his wife and family. Scorsese brilliantly captures Jake’s inner demons, exploring how his mind is rattled by his ego and jealousy, which eventually leads him to deal with his problems both in and out of the ring.



Ali (2001)
He’s probably the most famous boxer in history and it was Will Smith who took on the challenge of portraying him on the big screen. Ali follows Muhammad Ali’s personal and professional life; his conversion to Islam, refusal to fight in the Vietnam War and claiming the heavyweight title from rival Sonny Liston. Smith had big shoes to fill playing the iconic boxer, but the result serves as a triumph to Ali’s legendary reign.



Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Director Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby is a modern masterpiece of the genre, a film that follows the ambition of a young female fighter and her older pro-trainer. Hilary Swank pulls off a stunning performance as Maggie Fitzgerald, an amateur boxer who stops at nothing to make it to the top. Eastwood plays the role of her underappreciated trainer who sets out to redeem his career by agreeing to train Maggie. The Oscar-winning film is both a celebration and gritty depiction of the sport that perfectly examines the notion that underdogs may or may not always come out on top, all the while raising the bar for the sports genre.



The Fighter (2010)
It was Christian Bale who took home all the awards for his portrayal of Dicky Eklund, the brother of professional boxer Micky Ward (played by Mark Wahlberg) in this Oscar favourite. However, while Bale stole the show as the supportive older brother, who was also a former boxer and trainer, the film tells the true story of Ward, a welterweight boxer who found success though struggled to keep it. Director David O’Russell balances the drama in the ring with Ward’s personal and family issues, exploring his dysfunctional relationships with his controlling mother, domineering sisters and troubled brother.



Creed (2015)
Sylvester Stallone put on his Rocky gloves yet again, nine years after 2006’s Rocky Balboa, in Creed. Recruiting Michael B. Jordan in the title role, director Ryan Coogler shifts the focus of the story to Adonis ‘Donnie’ Creed, the son of Apollo Creed, an ex-con who decides to take up boxing as a profession. Determined to fulfil his dream, Donnie travels to Philadelphia and lands in the hands of now-retired boxer Rocky who agrees to train him. Staying true to the predecessor’s roots, Creed lays out the framework to allow Stallone to pass the mantle into the capable hands of Jordan, who shines, for further bouts in the ring.



Orthodox is out on DVD and Digital HD on May 16 courtesy of Soda Pictures.
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Orthodox [DVD] [2016]

Competition: Win Orthodox on DVD

Orthodox is out on DVD on the 16th May, and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away!

Synopsis:
An Orthodox Jewish boy persecuted for his faith turns to boxing as a means of self-defence. He graduates to illegal bare-knuckle fighting, becoming tangled in a web of criminal activity. When a stint in prison alienates him from his family and community, he seeks a way to make things right. Starring Stephen Graham (This is England, Boardwalk Empire) and Michael Smiley (Spaced, The World's End).

Written by Leon, a Screen International Star of Tomorrow, ORTHODOX also stars Michael Smiley, Rebecca Callard and Christopher Fairbanks. The film played to strong reviews at the 19th UK Jewish Film Festival late last year.


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Monday, 9 May 2016

Competition: Win I Am Wrath on Blu-ray

I Am Wrath is out on DVD and Bluray on the 16th May, and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on Blu-ray to give away!

Synopsis:
Golden Globe winner John Travolta (Face/Off, Pulp Fiction) returns to the action genre with a hard as nails performance as a man with nothing left to lose, seeking bloody vengeance!

Unemployed engineer Stanley Hill (Travolta) witnesses the brutal murder of his wife Vivian (Rebecca De Mornay, TV's Jessica Jones) who was attacked by thugs in a parking garage. When Detective Gibson (Sam Trammell, True Blood) and other corrupt police officers are unable and unwilling to bring the killers to justice, Stanley turns to his old friend Dennis (Christopher Meloni, Man of Steel, TVs Law & Order) and decides to take matters into his own hands. It is only then that Stanley and Dennis are found to have a mysterious past that, until now, they kept very well hidden.

As they wreak their revenge, those involved in the cover up realise that Stanley and Dennis are more dangerous than they could have ever imagined…

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Competition: Win CREED Merchandise – out on BLU-RAY, DVD and LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK MAY 16


The Rocky legacy continues as Creed comes to Blu-ray™, DVD and Limited Edition Steelbook on May 16. Creed sees Michael B Jordan as Adonis Johnson, the son of Apollo Creed, and Sylvester Stallone reprise his role as the legendary Rocky Balboa. We’re giving you the chance to win some knock out merchandise! (Grey Creed t-shirt, Boxing Shorts, Fleece Beanie, Laundry Punch Bag and Hooded sweatshirt.)

Adonis Johnson (Jordan) never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa. Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks Rocky (Stallone) down and asks him to be his trainer. Despite his insistence that he is out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo—the fierce rival who became his closest friend. Agreeing to take him on, Rocky trains the young fighter, even as the former champ is battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring.

With Rocky in his corner, it isn’t long before Adonis gets his own shot at the title…but can he develop not only the drive but also the heart of a true fighter, in time to get into the ring?



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Friday, 6 May 2016

Robinson Crusoe 3D - New Clips!‏ - IN CINEMAS TODAY


On a tiny exotic island, Tuesday, an outgoing parrot, lives with his quirky animal friends in paradise. However, Tuesday can’t stop dreaming about discovering the world. After a violent storm, Tuesday and his friends wake up to find a strange creature on the beach: Robinson Crusoe. Tuesday immediately views Crusoe as his ticket off the island to explore new lands. Likewise, Crusoe soon realizes that the key to surviving on the island is through the help of Tuesday and the other animals. It isn’t always easy at first, as the animals don’t speak “human.” Slowly but surely, they all start living together in harmony, until one day, when their comfortable life is overturned by two savage cats, who wish to take control of the island. A battle ensues between the cats and the group of friends but Crusoe and the animals soon discover the true power of friendship up against all odds (even savage cats).



Our Kind of Traitor – Featurette #1 – In Cinemas May 13th


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, 4 May 2016

MON ROI, released in cinemas on May 27th


Directed by Maïwenn, and starring Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Bercot, and Louis Garrel, MON ROI tells the story of Tony, who is admitted to a rehabilitation centre after a serious ski accident. Dependent on the medical staff and pain relievers, she takes time to look back on a turbulent relationship that she experienced with Georgio. Why did they love each other? Who is this man that she loved so deeply? How did she allow herself to submit to this suffocating and destructive passion? For Tony, a difficult process of healing is in front of her, physical work which may finally set her free.

The film was nominated for a raft of César and Lumières Awards, with Emmanuelle Bercot winning the Cannes Best Actress award for her role as Tony.

The 60th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® 5-16 October 2016


LONDON – May 4th 2016, 10am: Following a successful six year collaboration, the BFI London Film Festival (LFF) and American Express today announce a continuation of their partnership, which will see American Express remain as Principal Sponsor and Preferred Payment Partner.
Over the last six years the LFF has gone from strength to strength and has seen a steady growth in audience numbers following the implementation of a new strategic and creative direction under Festival Director, Clare Stewart. Her innovative approach to programming has been coupled with an expanded footprint of venues across London.

In addition, support from American Express has helped to drive the reach of the Festival across the UK with the nationwide cinecast of Opening Night galas including the European premieres of Suffragette (2015), The Imitation Game (2014), Captain Phillips (2013) andFrankenweenie (2012). The company has also presented some of the LFF's biggest and most significant gala screenings: Carol (2015),Foxcatcher (2014), Philomena (2013) the World Premiere of Rolling Stones documentaryCrossfire Hurricane (2012) which was simulcast to cinemas across Europe, as well as the Oscar®-winning film The King's Speech(2010).

As corner stone of the partnership, American Express Cardmembers have received a 48 hour priority booking period before tickets become available to the general public through the American Express Invites programme.

The partnership has previously been amplified through a variety of creative, cross-platform programmes including red carpet reportage, a PR and social media activation themed around film trivia, a photography-led campaign which paid homage to trailblazing women of film and an annual Evening Standard supplement featuring festival news and highlights.

BFI CEO, Amanda Nevill said: "So much of what we do is made possible through great partnerships and I want to acknowledge and thank American Express for their continued support as the BFI London Film Festival's long-standing Principal Sponsor."

Clare Stewart, Festival Director said:"American Express is as passionate about great film as we are and their support has enabled the BFI London Film Festival to be creative, ambitious and continue to grow. Whether it's through their presentation of some of our headline films, or working with us to develop and expand our reach, they are true partners – committed to profiling British and international filmmakers and to delivering great experiences for audiences."

Heather Laverne, Vice President of Partnerships, American Express said: "We are delighted to continue as the Principal Sponsor of the BFI London Film Festival and look forward to building on the strong foundations laid over the last six years. We remain committed to celebrating home-grown talent and offering great cinematic experiences to audiences across the UK."





Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Captain America: Civil War - Movie Review

Chris Stuckmann reviews Captain America: Civil War, starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd. Directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo.

Synopsis:
Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) must pick a side.



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Minuscule - Trailer - In Vue Cinemas May 27 2016

In Vue Cinemas May 27 2016

Synopsis:
In a peaceful little clearing, the remains of a picnic hastily abandoned spark a standoff between two tribes of ants. A bold and brave young ladybird finds himself caught in the middle of the battle but, having befriended Mandible, one of the black ants determined to protect their haul of sugar cubes, sides are picked. With the safety of the black ants’ nest at risk, our plucky ladybird helps take on the aggressive red ants, led by the evil Butor, and must use all his ingenuity and resolve to win the day.

A fantastic tale taking place at ground level, MINUSCULE is the perfect half term treat for all the family. Based on the popular Cbeebies TV show, MINUSCULE blends stunning CGI animation with live action backdrops to really transport little ones to the undergrowth where they’ll embark on a huge adventure with this half term’s tiniest heroes.