Sunday 31 July 2016

Nerve - Official UK Trailer - In Cinemas August


In UK Cinemas August 2016
Starring: Emma Roberts and Dave Franco
Directed by Henry Joost (Catfish, Paranormal Activity 3&4) and Ariel Schulman (Catfish, Paranormal Activity 3&4)

Synopsis: NERVE follows Industrious high school senior, Vee Delmonico (Emma Roberts), who has had it with living life on the sidelines. When pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee decides to sign up for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as she finds herself caught up in the thrill of the adrenaline-fueled competition, the game begins to take a sinister turn with increasingly dangerous acts, leading her into a high stakes finale that will determine her entire future.

Thursday 28 July 2016

The Accountant - New 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.

Wednesday 27 July 2016

Free State of Jones starring Matthew McConaughey - Official UK Trailer


Free State of Jones is an epic drama set during the American Civil War and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight (Academy Award®-winner Matthew McConaughey), and his extraordinary rebellion against the Confederate States Army. Bringing together an unlikely band of poor white farmers and runaway slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi, to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Directed by Gary Ross (Seabiscuit, Pleasantville) and starring Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle) and Mahershala Ali (House of Cards).

Top 10 French Rom-Coms


It’s long been known that, when it comes to romantic comedy, France has some of the best films cinema has to offer. From quirky sun-soaked romances to crowd-pleasing Academy Award-winning hits, filmmakers across the pond have for decades known how to speak the language of love like no others.

The latest rom-com to come out of France is Up For Love, which stars Jean Dujardin and Virginie Efira and hits UK cinemas Friday August 5. As humorous as it is unconventional, the film combines excellent performances with a story whose moral messages have universal appeal.


To celebrate the film’s release, we’ve lovingly gone back through the recent decades to list ten of the very best romantic comedies France has to offer.

Up For Love - 2016
Diane (Virginie Efira) is brilliant, beautiful, witty... and a formidable lawyer. She’s just put an end to a toxic, unhappy marriage and is finally considering the idea of meeting someone new. A series of fateful events lead Diane to receive a phone call from the mysterious Alexandre (Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin), who has found her lost mobile phone. Courteous, funny, and effortlessly charming, he soon wins Diane over... and before she knows it, she’s agreed to a date. But their first meeting is not quite what either of them expected... This charming, quirky and feel-good comedy puts a spin on the classic love story elements, with standout performances from Dujardin and Efira.

Gemma Bovery - 2015
Anne Fontaine’s adaptation of Posy Simmonds’ 1999 graphic novel puts a twist on Gustave Flaubert’s classic literary masterpiece, Madame Bovary. When Gemma Bovary (Gemma Arterton) moves to the picturesque Normandy with her new husband Charles (Jason Flemyng), she gets more than she bargained for when it comes to her intrusive neighbours. Martin (Fabrice Luchini), an ex-Parisian with a deep love for Flaubert, engages with the young couple, observing Gemma’s behaviour and telling her that she’s headed for a tragic finale like the character in the novel. Gemma Bovery is a watchable, funny comedy with heartwarming performances by Arterton and Luchini.

Chinese Puzzle - 2014
Cédric Klapisch’s L'Auberge Espagnole trilogy that introduced us to a cast of twentysomethings doing a studentship in Brussels, comes to a close with the 2014 film Chinese Puzzle. Picking up from the last instalment Russian Dolls (2005), Xavier (Romain Duris) is now divorced from Wendy (Kelly Reilly). But when she takes their children to move to New York, he decides to follow her, convincing himself that it’s the right thing to do to be close to his kids. But in a twist, Xavier’s ex-girlfriend Martine (Audrey Tautou) shows up in New York, leading to them rekindling their romance. Klapisch neatly rounds off his trilogy with a freewheeling, witty dramedy.

Love Is in the Air - 2013
From writer-director Alexandre Castagnetti, this modern rom-com pits Ludivine Sagnier against Populaire star Nicolas Bedos, making for a match made thousands of miles in the air. Bedos plays Antoine, a New York-based lawyer who, whilst on a flight to France ahead of a job interview, finds himself sitting next to his ex-girlfriend Julie (Sagnier). The pair’s previously messy break-up ensures that this seven-hour flight proves to be quite eventful…

Populaire - 2012
The directorial debut from Régis Roinsard, this screwball period rom-com, set in late 1950a France, sees Déborah François playing Rose, a secretary at an insurance agency who is terrible at her job but an incredibly fast typewriter. When her talents are noticed by her handsome boss, Louis (Romain Duris), he takes it upon himself to train and transform her into the fastest typist in the world. He makes a bet with his friend that Rose can win the regional championship, but will their budding feelings for one another scupper her chance at success?

The Artist - 2011
Michel Hazanavicius’ modern hit sits firmly in the category for being one of the best films of all time. The Artist scooped up all the major awards, and won five Oscars including best film, director and actor for Jean Dujardin, the first French star to do so. The story takes place in 1920’s Hollywood, focusing on the relationship of an older silent film star George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) and rising young actress Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo). As the era of silent cinema takes its bow, Valentin fears of being replaced by the ‘talkies’. The film’s beautiful cinematography coupled with the shining performances by Dujardin and Bejo make it an instant stand-out classic.

Heartbreaker - 2010
Romain Duris plays Alex Lippi, the lynchpin of a business hired to drive a wedge between unsuitable couples, deploying his seductive charm to help women see the flaws in their relationships. His next assignment is Juliette (Vanessa Paradis), a strong-minded businesswoman who’s about to marry a charming, wealthy English philanthropist (Andrew Lincoln). Heartbreaker is smart, well-acted (with a stand-out performance from Paradis) film that thinks fast on its feet until the end.

Romantics Anonymous – 2010
From Jean-Pierre Améris, this gentle romantic comedy weaves together love and chocolate into a charming, feel-good confection. Benoît Poelvoorde plays Jean-René Van Den Hugde, the boss of a small chocolate factory who falls in love with Angélique (Isabelle Carré), the talented chocolate maker he’s recently hired. All would be straightforward if it weren’t for the fact that both individuals are extremely shy, making for a delightful will-they won’t-they story that puts a sweet spin on an age-old story.

Beautiful Lies – 2010
A staple of French cinema, Audrey Tautou stars in Pierre Salvadori’s playful film about Émilie (played by Tautou), the co-owner of a hair salon who receives an anonymous love letter from her handyman Jean (Sami Bouajila) who, unbeknownst to her, is actually a highly educated man. Thinking it will rouse her from a deep depression, Émilie forwards this letter to her mother (Nathalie Baye), and she is immediately smitten, though complications arrive when her daughter becomes the middleman in the pair’s burgeoning romance.

Amélie - 2001
The BAFTA-award winning Amelie was an instant hit, and became one of the most well known French films of this decade. It stars Audrey Tautou as Amélie Poulain, a shy waitress struggling with isolation, who finds bliss by devoting her life to the people around her. She resorts her own life to her own fantastical world and dreams of love and beauty. But in doing so, Amélie begins to leave behind her own life and her own quest for love. This French classic is a feel-good charmer that showcases Tautou as a delightful heroine, and introduced her to a wider international audience.

Up For Love is released in UK cinemas August 5

The 9th Life of Louis Drax | Official UK Trailer - in cinemas 2nd September


When nine-year-old Louis Drax inexplicably reawakens from the dead after his latest life-threatening accident, he becomes the patient of celebrated neurologist Dr. Allan Pascal (Jamie Dornan), who specialises in chid psychology. Determined to uncover the truth of Louis’ bizarre existence, Pascal is drawn into both the child’s life and that of his fragile mother Natalie (Sarah Gadon), whose affections begin to cloud his judgements.

While Louis recuperates in a comatose state, Pascal sets about putting the mysterious pieces of the Drax family together, the truths of which begin to test the boundaries of fantasy and reality.

Find out more here: http://www.louisdrax.co.uk

Monday 25 July 2016

COLLIDE Movie TRAILER (Felicity Jones - Action Thriller, 2016)


CASEY, a young American backpacker in Germany has fallen in love with JULIETTE, a fellow American travelling through Europe. When she is diagnosed with a fatal disease, Casey decides to steal from German gangster HAGEN in order to pay for the medical treatment, which could save Juliette's life.

Competition: Win My Best Friend on DVD

My Best Friend is out on DVD on the 1st of August, and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away!

Synopsis:
Kristen feels like the luckiest girl in the world; she has it all. But when she moves away from the city she has to leave her friends behind and start again.

Arriving at her Grandma's ranch, Kristen has to adjust to a new life in the country, to new friends and to a totally different style of fashion. With the help of her new BFF, a talking horse named Stanford, she's finally fitting in and the two become inseparable. But sometimes, even best friends can become jealous of other friends!

Win This:
My Best Friend [DVD]

To enter all you have to do is answer this easy question...

Competition Closed


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

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Trailer and Artwork

Synopsis: 
Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) stars in the central role of wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures.  Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incidentwere it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

The film marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, whose beloved Harry Potter books were adapted into the top-grossing film franchise of all time.  Her script was inspired by the Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, written by her character Newt Scamander.

The film reunites a number of people from the “Harry Potter” features, including producers David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is being filmed at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, which was home to the “Harry Potter” films for a decade.  Some scenes were also shot on location in Liverpool, England.

Warner Bros. Pictures has slated “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” for worldwide release in 3D and IMAX on November 18, 2016.

Sunday 24 July 2016

Wonder Woman Comic-Con Trailer


Diana, princess of the Amazons, was raised on a sheltered island and trained to be an unconquerable fighter. After an American pilot (Steve Trevor) crashes on the island and tells her about a world war that is happening, Diana leaves her home to try to stop the war.

Marvel's Dr. Strange - Comic Con trailer (2017)


Marvel's "Doctor Strange," in theaters November 4, 2016.

After Stephen Strange, the world's top neurosurgeon, is injured in a car accident that ruins his career, he sets out on a journey of healing, where he encounters the Ancient One, who later becomes Strange's mentor in the mystic arts.

Friday 22 July 2016

War Dogs - Trailer, Poster and Synopsis


SYNOPSIS
Based on a true story, “War Dogs” follows two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami during the first Iraq War who exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts.  Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life.  But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military—a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government.

Thursday 21 July 2016

The Wave - New Trailer and poster


Experienced, Norwegian geologist Kristian Eikfjord (Kristoffer Joner) has accepted a job offer out of town. He is getting ready to move from the city of Geiranger with his family (Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro), when he and his colleagues measure small geological changes under ground. Kristian realises his worst nightmare is about to come true: the alarm goes off and disaster is upon them. With less than 10 minutes to react, it becomes a race against time in order to save as many lives as possible including his own family.

THE WAVE will arrive in cinemas on 12 August.

European Premiere of SUICIDE SQUAD | Wednesday 3rd August

ODEON LEICESTER SQUARE
ATTENDING FROM THE FILM:
WILL SMITH, MARGOT ROBBIE, JARED LETO,
JOEL KINNAMAN, JAI COURTNEY, JAY HERNANDEZ,
ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE, CARA DELEVINGNE, KAREN FUKUHARA
DAVID AYER (DIRECTOR)
RICHARD SUCKLE & CHARLES ROVEN (PRODUCERS)

PREMIERE TIMINGS
   Date: Wednesday 3rd August
   Venue: ODEON Leicester Square
   Media pens open: 3.45pm
   Photography pen called: 4.45pm
   Media pens shut: 5.00pm
   Red carpet arrivals: 5.30pm
   Film starts: 7.15pm

The European premiere in London will also be celebrated with live video links to Suicide Squad premieres in other major cities across the world. Each international premiere event will enjoy live two way dialogue with the Suicide Squad cast in London.

From director David Ayer ("Fury," "End of Watch") comes "Suicide Squad," starring Oscar nominee Will Smith ("Ali," "The Pursuit of Happyness"), Oscar winner Jared Leto ("Dallas Buyers Club"), Margot Robbie ("The Wolf of Wall Street," "Focus"), Joel Kinnaman (Netflix's "House of Cards") and Oscar nominee Viola Davis ("The Help," "Doubt").
It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity.  U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do.  However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself?

Written and directed by Ayer based on the characters from DC Comics, the film also stars Jai Courtney ("Insurgent"), Jay Hernandez ("Takers"), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ("Thor: The Dark World"), Ike Barinholtz ("Neighbors"), Scott Eastwood ("Fury"), Cara Delevingne ("Paper Towns"), Adam Beach ("Cowboys & Aliens"), and Karen Fukuhara in her feature film debut.  It is produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.
IN CINEMAS AUGUST 5TH 2016








Wednesday 20 July 2016

Train to Busan Official Trailer 1 (2016) - Yoo Gong Movie


Train to Busan

While a zombie-virus breaks out in South Korea, a couple of passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

xXx: Return of Xander Cage - Official Trailer #1 (2017) Vin Diesel Action Movie HD


Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments.

Starring
Vin Diesel as Xander Cage / xXx
Donnie Yen as Xiang
Deepika Padukone as Serena Unger
Samuel L. Jackson as NSA Agent Augustus Eugene Gibbons
Tony Jaa as Talon
Nina Dobrev as Rebecca "Becky" Clearidge
Ruby Rose as Adele Wolff
Kris Wu as Harvard
Rory McCann as Tennyson "The Torch"
Al Sapienza as CIA Director
Michael Bisping as Hawk
Ariadna Gutiérrez as Gina Roff
Toni Collette
Nicky Jam
Tony Gonzalez
Neymar
Hrithik Roshan as Guest appearence
Andrey Ivchenko as Red Erik
Hermione Corfield as Ainsley

MOANA - Official International Trailer #1 (2016) Disney Animated Movie


A once-mighty demigod (Dwayne Johnson) and a spirited teenager (Auli'i Cravalho) embark on an epic adventure across the ocean.

Initial release: November 23, 2016

BAFTA Promotes Iris Prize to A List Festival Status


Iris Prize, Cardiff’s International LGBT Film Prize, is delighted to announce that it has received significant endorsement from the film industry by officially being recognised as a qualifying festival for the BAFTA awards.  From this year, all 15 nominated films for Iris Prize Best British Short Film are eligible to be entered automatically for the BAFTAs. This means that the filmmakers are now entitled to submit the films themselves.

Berwyn Rowlands, festival director says, “To be added to BAFTA’s festivals ‘A’ list is amazing news for Iris and the British film makers who are shortlisted annually for the Iris Prize Best British Award sponsored by Pinewood Studios Group. To be included in a list of prestigious film festivals like Cannes, Venice and Sundance is quite mind blowing! This recognition by BAFTA is simply the icing on the cake in this our 10thanniversary.”

The recognition from BAFTA promotes Iris Prize to the same level as other prestigious international festivals such as Cannes, Venice, Sundance, Tribeca, Berlin, Sydney as well as UK-based organisations such as BFI London Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival.

Andrew Pierce, the Iris Prize chair, says, “This recognition from BAFTA confirms what we have known for a long time that Iris is the home of amazing film making talent. Iris has been shining a light on these important LGBT stories for almost a decade and with the support of BAFTA we can now share them with a new audience.

“We are always looking at new ideas to support the British film industry, and this will continue as we look forward to the next ten years.”

The Iris Prize Best British Short Award offers the chance of winning a post-production package, worth an amazing £20,000, to help with the making of their next film, comprising of sound mixing, sound track lay and dub plus layback. This is sponsored by Pinewood Studios Group.

A record-breaking number of films were submitted for consideration this year, demonstrating the growing awareness of the Prize’s significance to filmmakers themselves. The shortlist of 15 films that have successfully been nominated for this year’s prize are due to be announced on the 8th of August at the same time as the 35 international films competing in the Iris Prize, with the winner receiving £30,000.  The Iris Prize celebrates its tenth anniversary this year and runs 12 – 16 October.

Tuesday 19 July 2016

Skiptrace Official Trailer 1 (2016) - Jackie Chan Movie


Hong Kong detective Bennie Chan (Jackie Chan) has been tracking notorious crime boss Victor Wong for over a decade. When Bennie's young niece Samantha/bái shū (Fan Bingbing) gets into trouble with Wong's crime syndicate, Bennie must track down the only man who can help him: fast-talking American gambler Connor Watts (Johnny Knoxville). Bennie races against the clock to bring Connor back to Hong Kong and the unlikely pair embark on an entertaining and perilous adventure from the snowy mountains of Mongolia to the windswept dunes of the Gobi desert.

Monday 18 July 2016

The Magnificent Seven - New Poster and Trailer


In theaters September 23rd

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ and Columbia Pictures’ The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.


Star Trek Beyond Official Trailer 4 (2016)


The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

Competition: Win Shark Lake on DVD

Shark Lake is out on DVD on the 25th July, and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away!

Synopsis:
A black market animal trafficker releases one of his most treasured exotic species into serene Lake Tahoe for ‘safe-keeping’ while he serves a prison sentence. However this isn’t so safe for the locals, who begin to become part of the food chain at an unbelievable rate.

While everyone around her brushes the attacks off as a bear on the loose, a local sheriff sees the truth and makes it her mission to capture the bull shark with the help of a local marine expert.

Meanwhile, the trafficker is released from prison and faces a very angry gangster client who wants his shark. Starring Dolph Lundgren.

Win This:
Shark Lake [DVD]

To enter all you have to do is answer this easy question...

Competition Closed


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

Top 10 Matthias Schoenaerts Films

Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts first wowed critics in bruising crime drama Bullhead (2011), a role that jump-started his career. Filmmakers from across the world quickly came knocking, so enamoured were they with the actor’s ability to find the vulnerability in even the most violent characters.

From Jacques Audiard’s gripping drama Rust and Bone (2012) – in which he starred alongside Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard, to Thomas Vinterberg’s remake of Far From the Madding Crowd (2015), Schoenarts has proved that he is nothing if not adaptable.

His latest film is Disorder, the sophomore feature from writer-director Alice Winocour, in which he plays an ex-solider who takes a job in personal security. Suffering from the damaging effects of PTSD brought about from his time on the battle lines, he finds that his new job offers little respite from his increasing paranoia.

Slick and tightly composed, Disorder is a tension-fuelled thriller featuring Schoenaerts at the top of his game. Ahead of the film’s DVD and Blu-ray release on 25 July, we’ve compiled the Belgian’s hunk’s finest roles to date.

Disorder - 2016
Schoenaerts plays Vincent, an ex-Special Services soldier who takes a job in security after returning home. When his wealthy employer leaves, Vincent is left to protect his wife Jessie (Diane Kruger) and their child. Schoenaerts gives a chilling performance as Vincent, who suffers from the ramifications of PTSD. This slick thriller deals with Vincent’s paranoia and his uncertainty that Jessie is in danger.

The Danish Girl - 2016
Schoenaerts plays the fictional role of Hans Axgil in the Oscar-winning film The Danish Girl, the latest from Tom Hooper. Hans is an art dealer and childhood friend of Lili Elbe (Eddie Redmayne), who undergoes groundbreaking transgender surgery. As Lili’s wife Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) confides in Hans, they grow closer and he becomes her friend and confident, causing a rift in her marriage as Lili makes her own choices. Schoenaerts only plays a small role in the film, which rounded off a pretty solid year for his career.

A Bigger Splash – 2015
Starring alongside the likes of Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson, Schoenaerts plays a filmmaker whose Italian vacation with girlfriend Marianne Lane (Swinton), a famous rock star, is scuppered with the arrival of an old friend and his estranged daughter, played by Fiennes and Johnson. Directed by I Am Love (2009) filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, this is a balmy, feisty drama about jealousy, passion and fraught desires.


Far From The Madding Crowd – 2015
Playing one of the suitors in this new adaptation of Tom Hardy’s classic literary love story, Schoenaerts steps into the shoes of English actor Alan Bates to play Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer who vies for the attention of Bathsheba Everdene (played by Carey Mulligan). At the same time, he’s forced to fend off her other suitors Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge) and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen). Schoenaerts, who was handpicked by co-star Mulligan after she saw his performance in Rust and Bone, is captivating in this richly appealing adaptation of a classic novel.

A Little Chaos - 2015
Directed, written by and starring the late Alan Rickman, A Little Chaos is a romantic drama following landscape designer Sabine (Kate Winslet) who is commissioned to build a garden at the Palace of Versailles for King Louis XIV (Rickman). The story follows her struggles with class barriers as she becomes entangled with the court’s renowned landscape artist André Le Nôtre, played by Schoenaerts.

Suite Française – 2015
Set in a war-torn France in 1940, Suite Française follows the story of Lucile Angellier (Michelle Williams) as she awaits news of her husband, a soldier who’s been taken as a prisoner of war. When German troops start to take up residence in the villagers’ homes, Lucile tries to ignore Bruno von Falk (Schoenaerts), the handsome German officer staying with her, but a powerful love begins to draw them together and into the tragedy of war. Schoenaerts gives an enchanting performance as the soldier who’s torn between his love for Lucile and his duty as a soldier.

The Drop – 2014
His second collaboration with writer-director Michaël R. Roskam, this English-language crime drama sees Schoenaerts playing the small but important role of Eric Deeds, a man who sets off a series of events that lands a bartender (played by Tom Hardy) at the centre of a robbery that goes violently awry. The film also stars Noomi Rapace, John Ortiz and James Gandolfini, in one of his final roles.

Blood Ties – 2013
From Tell No One (2006) director Guillaume Canet, this 2013 crime drama is a remake of Jacques Maillot’s 2008 French thriller Les liens du sang, which itself was an adaptation of Bruno and Michel Papet’s novel ‘Deux frères: flic & truand’. In another supporting – but crucial – role, Schoenaerts plays a criminal who gets caught up in the machinations of two warring brothers on opposing sides of the law (played by Clive Owen and Billy Crudup) in 1970s Brooklyn.

Rust and Bone – 2012
The critically acclaimed Rust and Bone sees two towering performances from both Schoenaerts and his co-star Marion Cotillard. The romantic drama directed by Jacques Audiard follows Ali (Schoenaerts), an unemployed father in his mid-20s who’s looking for work to support his son. When he gets a job as a bouncer in a nightclub, he meets Stephanie (Cotillard) a killer whale trainer who later suffers an accident, causing her legs to be amputated. As Ali and Stephanie grow closer, they begin to question their relationship in a heartfelt story about an exhilarating love.

Bullhead – 2011
Schoenarts planted himself firmly on the acting scene with this gritty crime drama – his first film with Michaël R. Roskam, which was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Academy Awards. Set in Sint-Truiden, Schoenaerts plays Jacky, a monosyllabic cattle farmer who, after being approached to make a shady deal with an infamous west-Flemish beef trader, unleashes his inner fury when a chain of events threaten to expose his past. The film is based on the assassination of a high-profile government livestock inspector in 1990s Belgium.

Disorder is released on DVD and Blu-ray on 25th July
Buy from Amazon at the following link
Disorder [DVD]



Competition: Win Messi on DVD

Messi is out on DVD on the 25th July, and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 2 copies on DVD to give away!

Synopsis:
A documentary exploring the meteoric rise of the boy from Argentina who went to Barcelona and became the greatest player in the world. Alongside previously unseen home videos and glimpses into his childhood, friends, teammates and legends of the game gather to discuss the talent and journey of Lionel Messi.

Directed by Alex de la Iglesia with football legends Johan Cruff, Andres Iniesta Diego Maradona, Javier Mascherano, Gerard Pique

Released by SODA Pictures on July 25, 2016

Win This:
Messi [DVD] [2016]

To enter all you have to do is answer this easy question...

Competition Closed


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

Wednesday 13 July 2016

Blinky Bill The Movie - UK Trailer


Join cheeky Aussie koala Blinky Bill as he goes on the adventure of a lifetime when Blinky Bill: The
Movie comes to cinemas nationwide on 19th August!

The cast of Blinky Bill: The Movie is led by Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) as the voice of Blinky Bill, Rufus Sewell (A Knights Tale, The Holiday) as the treacherous feral cat Sir Claude and Robin McLeavy (Hell On Wheels) as Blinky’s best friend Nutsy.

Starring alongside them is Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine, About a Boy) as two charming yet gossipy emus called Sheryl and Beryl, Deborah Mailman (The Sapphires) as Blinky’s kind and courageous Mum and Barry Humphries (Dame Edna Everage) as the wildly eccentric Wombo the wombat.

Rounding off this esteemed ensemble are David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King) as the manic but loveable frill-necked lizard Jacko, Barry Otto (The Great Gatsby) as the tyrannical Mayor Cranklepot and Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge) as Blinky’s adventure-loving father.

Blinky Bill is a koala with a big imagination. An adventurer at heart, he dreams of leaving the little town of Greenpatch and following in his explorer father’s footsteps. Mr Bill went missing in the Outback some time ago and Blinky is the only one who believes his father is still alive.

When Blinky discovers a mysterious marker that hints at his Dad’s whereabouts, he embarks on a
journey that takes him into the dangerous Outback. He quickly makes friends with Nutsy, a zoo koala, and Jacko, a nervous frill-necked lizard. Pursued relentlessly by a vengeful Cat who has a personal score to settle with Blinky, the trio must learn to work together if they ever want to survive the rugged Australian landscape and find Blinky’s father!

Blinky Bill: The Movie is based on the classic Australian book series by Dorothy Wall and directed by Deane Taylor (Art Director of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas). From an original
screenplay by Fin Edquist (Maya the Bee), the film was produced by StudioCanal and Screen Australia in association with Flying Bark Productions and will be distributed in the UK by Enchanted Animation.

Blinky Bill: The Movie is releasing in cinemas across the UK 19 August 2016
Run time: 84 MINUTES

Trailer:

THE 60TH BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL TO PRESENT THE EUROPEAN PREMIERE OF QUEEN OF KATWE

LONDON – Wednesday 13 July, 2016: The 60th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is delighted to announce that QUEEN OF KATWE will receive its European Premiere on Sunday 9 October at the Odeon Leicester Square, screening in the Festival's prestigious headline gala section. The film stars Golden Globe® nominee David Oyelowo, Oscar® winner and Tony Award® nominee Lupita Nyong'o and newcomer Madina Nalwanga, who will attend with director Mira Nair.

QUEEN OF KATWE is the vibrant true story of a young girl, Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess by Robert Katende (Oyelowo) a soccer player turned missionary. As a result of the support she receives from her mother Harriet (Nyong'o), family and community, Phiona is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

Director Mira Nair, says: "It makes me very proud that the European premiere of QUEEN OF KATWE, a film so close to my heart, and set in my hometown of Kampala, will take place at the BFI London Film Festival. I have so many fond memories of London. We are proud to be back."

David Oyelowo, comments: "QUEEN OF KATWE beautifully illustrates a thing I know to be true but rarely see in films. Africa is teeming with amazing people who in spite of their, at times, difficult lives, manage to remain full of joy and hope. This is a story where the impossible is made possible through family, mentorship, encouragement, hard work, and faith, all things we can aspire to. It is a story that speaks to anyone and everyone, and I am so proud to have it screen in my hometown as part of the BFI London Film Festival."

Clare Stewart, BFI London Film Festival Director,says: "QUEEN OF KATWE is an inspirational story, directed with vision and heart by Mira Nair and featuring performances of great depth and integrity from David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o and newcomer Madina Nalwanga. We are proud to be announcing its European premiere to coincide with the launch of the BFI's Black Star season."

Directed by Mira Nair from a screenplay by William Wheeler, QUEEN OF KATWE is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, p.g.a. and John Carls, p.g.a. with Will Weiske and Troy Buder serving as executive producers.

QUEEN OF KATWE is the seventh film directed by Mira Nair to be presented at the Festival, following Salaam Bombay! (1988), Mississippi Masala (1991), Monsoon Wedding (2001), Vanity Fair (2004), Namesake (2006) and The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012).

 

David Oyelowo also stars in A UNITED KINGDOM previously announced as the Festival's opening night film.

The BFI's UK-wide Black Star blockbuster season celebrating the range, versatility and power of black actors on film and TV, which runs from 17 October to the end of the year, will be unveiled tonight, Wednesday 13 July 2016, at 19:30. 

The 60th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® takes place from Wednesday 5 October-Sunday 16 October 2016.  The full Festival programme will be announced on Thursday 1 September 2016.

Rogue Warrior : Robot Fighter heads to Comic-Con!


The cast of the upcoming science-fiction actioner Rogue Warrior : Robot Fighter will be at San Diego Comic Con on Friday July 22.

The cast, which features cast members from hits shows and films as “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” and The Hobbit trilogy, will participate in a signing at the prestigious Booth 4600 from 6pm.

Fans will be able to meet cast members Tracey Birdsall (Who’s Jenna…?), William Kircher (The Hobbit), Daz Crawford (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), Stephen Manley (Star Trek III : The Search for Spock), Marilyn Ghiglioti (Clerks), and Marc Hawes (Starship), as well as director Neil Johnson.

Rogue Warrior : Robot Fighter, due out later this year, is set in the distant future depicting the overthrow of humanity by artificial intelligence on Earth and other worlds.

Stills and mini-posters (featuring work by the amazing Dave Seeley) will also be handed out!


Tuesday 12 July 2016

Woman Woman - First Synopsis Released


Synopsis
“Wonder Woman” hits movie theaters around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

Cast and Crew Details
Joining Gadot in the international cast are Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui. Jenkins directs the film from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, story by Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg, based on characters from DC Entertainment. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston. The film is produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Richard Suckle, with Rebecca Roven, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with RatPac-Dune Entertainment, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, “Wonder Woman.” The film is scheduled for release on June 2, 2017, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. www.wonderwomanfilm.com

Feature: Bromance at the Movies


Let’s face it; it’s a fairly daunting task to save the world all by yourself.  Not to mention, doesn’t having a partner by your side make fighting crime and evil so much more fun?  We think so.
With the upcoming release of Olympus has Fallen sequel, London Has Fallen on digital platforms from 11th July, 2016 and onto Blu-ray & DVD from 18th July, 2016, the ultimate buddy duo President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) and his top security detail Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) are back to save the world from imminent danger once again.  This time, however, the American duo is on foreign ground, in London.  This is new territory for the pair but Asher and Banning remain astonishingly in sync.

 Whether they will admit it or not, there does seem to be a special bond, dare we say bromance... that develops between the two men working toward a mutual mission.  Remind you of any other pairs?  From Han Solo and Chewbacca in Star Wars to Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in 21 Jump Street, we continue to enjoy watching co-dependent male partners on film.  In celebration of the return of the bro-mantic partnership of alpha males in London Has Fallen, here’s a look at some more of our favourite duos that give new meaning to the term “partner in crime.”

President Benjamin Asher & Mike Banning | Olympus has Fallen (2013)  
What binds President Asher and his chief security detail Mike Banning is their mutual allegiance to duty.  Though the friendship began on complicated terms, Asher and Banning eventually came together because of their common understanding that when the world is in danger, it’s no longer important to play by the rules.  Don’t look for sentiment here; Asher and Banner are macho to the core.  The duo is about action, not words, and little of those need be exchanged in order for them to communicate.  Still, rare moments of softness are all we need to see the true depth of dependence, loyalty, and friendship between these two.

Han Solo & Chewbacca | Star Wars (1977)
Perhaps it’s the contrast of a partnership that is one half furry, one half human, but few bromances are more endearing than that between Hans Solo and Chewbacca.  One of the toughest partnerships in space, Han and Chewy are nothing but a pair of softies in each other’s presence.  We need not understand Chewbacca’s native tongue, nor see his face behind all that fur to understand the love in both his words and face when communicating with Han.  Likewise, as lethal as Han may be as an opponent, he is powerless to the requests of his beloved partner.  Leia may have written Han Solo off years ago, but at least Han can always count on Chewy to be his trusty sidekick.


Roger Murtaugh & Martin Riggs | Lethal Weapon (1987)  
Riggs and Murtaugh: like salt and pepper, like peanut butter and jelly, like cookies and milk; though completely different, these duos are simply better together than apart.  When seasoned Vietnam vet and long-time LAPD homicide detective, Murtaugh, and volatile ex-special forces and LAPD narcotics officer, Martin Riggs are forced to team up on a homicide case, neither man is at his best.  Murtaugh has just turned 50 and is feeling a bit insecure about his age.  Alternatively, Riggs is suicidal after the recent loss of his wife.  The relationship starts off on a rough note, however, after Riggs comes through for Murtaugh in a critical moment to save his life, deep trust is solidified between the two.  Murtaugh welcomes Riggs into his home, and we go on to see the dynamic duo  fight badass LAPD crime in three subsequent sequels.

Agent K & Agent J | Men in Black (1997)
Old school and cool, Agent K and Agent J may have different approaches to just about everything, but when it comes to fighting aliens, one is the yin to the other’s yang.  In Men in Black, Agent K was slow to accept Agent J.  However, by the sequel, Agent K has come to look at Agent J as a son.  Agent K has taught Agent J everything he knows, and Agent J has taught him a few things in return.  One of Will Smith’s breakout films opposite unlikely partner Tommy Lee Jones.

Woody & Buzz Lightyear | Toy Story (1995)
One wears a cowboy hat and carries a lasso, while the other wears a space suit and shoots laser beams for protection.  However, despite differing means of doing so, Woody and Buzz are united by their mutual love for their owner Andy, and duty to protect him and the other toys of Andy’s room from harm.  Woody and Buzz demonstrate that the power friendship transcends all boundaries, and loyalty makes a good partnership impenetrable. You got a friend in me...

Detective Inspector Lee & Detective James Carter | Rush Hour (1998)
The unlikely pairing of the arrogant and impetuous LAPD Detective James Carter (Chris Tucker) and the respected Chinese Detective Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) on a case to track down the Chinese Consul’s kidnapped daughter is the beginning of a bromance that makes for comedy gold. Kung Fu tradition meets LA street smarts, cultures clash, and jokes fly.  However throughout the mission, Lee and Carter learn much more from each other than they expect.  Though the two detectives feign annoyance with one another, there is an endearing appreciation and respect between the two that makes the partnership unforgettable.

Frodo & Sam | Lord of the Rings (2001)
They may not be what we think of as traditional heroes, but this humble hobbit duo make up one of the most compelling bro buddy partnerships to ever touch the silver screen.  When Frodo is tasked with destroying a legendary ring inherited from his uncle, his life-long friend Sam willingly agrees to join him for the perilous journey.  Two sensible hobbits with no previous ambitions for personal heroism, Frodo and Sam bravely fight some of the toughest obstacles ever written.  We love an underdog, and this partnership of two undeniably charming underdogs makes for a surprisingly fierce and deeply captivating team.

Mortan Schmidt & Greg Jenko | 21 Jump Street (2012)
When the high-school heartthrob, Greg Jenko and class nerd, Mortan Schmidt team up seven years later in the police force for an undercover mission as students at their alma matter, their identities get mixed up.  Unsuspecting Schmidt finds himself in the cool crowd, while Jenko struggles through the advanced placement track.  The team help each other navigate unfamiliar territory, and in the end, Jenko learns enough chemistry to make a home-made bomb that saves the day, while Schmidt enjoys a small slice of popularity to give him the confidence he’s always lacked.  In a hilarious comedy of errors we see how two unlikely friends help each other to become the best policeman they can be, and an unstoppable force.

London Has Fallen
On digital platforms from 11th July, 2016
On Blu-ray & DVD from 18th July, 2016 
courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment


Also make sure to check out our exclusive competition where you can win a copy of London Has Fallen on DVD at the following link
Win London Has Fallen on DVD

Competition: Win London Has Fallen on DVD

London Has Fallen is out on DVD & Bluray on the 18th July, and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away!

Synopsis:
Another year, another city, another threat to President Benjamin Asher’s life... When a terrifying plot comes to light during a State Visit to London, Secret Service muscle and all-round tough guy Mike Banning must once again do whatever it takes to rescue his beloved POTUS – and the free world. On foreign turf and with seemingly no-one he can rely on (save for a feisty MI6 agent), the odds are stacked against Banning, with even President Asher forced to step up and help save the day...

Following an outstanding performance at the box office, Gerard Butler (Machine Gun Preacher, Law Abiding Citizen), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight, Thank You For Smoking), Angela Bassett (TV’s American Horror Story, This Means War) and Morgan Freeman (Now You See Me 2, Momentum) bring LONDON HAS FALLEN home this summer – an explosive, fun-filled adrenaline ride and the perfect antidote to whatever the weather throws at you!

Win This:
London Has Fallen [DVD] [2016]

To enter all you have to do is answer this easy question...

Competition Closed



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

Friday 8 July 2016

Precious Cargo – Where Are They Now?

Precious Cargo – Where Are They Now?

It’s difficult to hear Bruce Willis’ name without thinking: Die Hard; or picture Mark Paul Gosselaar as anything but 90’s sitcom heartthrob Zack Morris from Saved by the Bell.  Similarly, Claire Forlani will always have a place in our hearts as Dr. Susan Parish from Meet Joe Black.   However, in the action-packed thriller Precious Cargo, these talented actors come together and in roles so compelling and different, we can almost forget those career defining roles of the past.  

Arriving in cinemas and on demand from July 15th, 2016, Precious Cargo opens on a murderous crime boss, Eddie (Willis) in search of Karen (Forlani), the seductive thief who failed him in a botched heist.

In order to win back Eddie’s trust, Karen recruits her ex-lover and premier thief Jack (Gosselaar) to steal a cargo of rare precious gems. But when the job goes down, allegiances are betrayed and lines are crossed as Jack, Karen, and Eddie face off in a fateful showdown.

In celebration of three actors so well remembered for their breakout roles, here’s a look back at those, and the other significant work in their respective careers leading up to the release of Precious Cargo.

Bruce Willis
Though first introduced to the world on the small screen as a comedic actor on the television series, Moonlighting, opposite Cybill Shepherd, it was Bruce Willis’ appearance in the 1988 film Die Hard that solidified his place in Hollywood as the go-to action film star of the 90’s.  What followed were two more instalments of the Die Hard series including Die Hard 2, and Die Hard with a Vengeance.  These films, along with his portrayal of Butch Coolidge in Quentin Tarantino’s award winning film Pulp Fiction, and starring roles in blockbusters like Armageddon and M. Knight Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense have continued to keep Willis on the list of most coveted starring vehicles in Hollywood over the years.  Though traditionally playing the “good guy,” with equal knack for comedy, as he has for action, in Precious Cargo, Willis shows his impressive range by easily shifting into the complicated role of a deranged villain.  Despite the dramatic nature of the film, the now 61 year old Hollywood vet still adds a bit of signature charm and humour to the complex character in a way that only Bruce Willis can.

Claire Forlani
English born actress Claire Forlani first got her start in Hollywood in the American TV mini-series JFK: Reckless Youth as Ann Cannon, old college girlfriend to the president.  From there, the young beauty scored a role in the 1995 popular Rom-Com, Mallrats.  One year later, Forlani was cast in the 1996 action film, The Rock working alongside Hollywood heavyweights such as Michael Bay, Jerry Bruckheimer, Sean Connery, and Nicholas Cage.  1998 brought Forlani her breakout role in Meet Joe Black as Dr. Susan Parish, love interest to international heartthrob Brad Pitt.  Following the success of Meet Joe Black, Forlani returned to the small screen for stints on both CSI: New York, and CSI: Los Angeles.  Forlani’s wide range of roles in all categories of film and television over the years demonstrates her flexibility to tackle any role.  In Precious Cargo, it’s a delight to see Forlani portray a slighter darker role than she’s taken on in some time.

Mark Paul- Gosselaar
Bleach Blonde hair, pastel t-shirts with acid-washed jeans, a mischievous yet winning grin, and a giant portable phone glued to his ear, the image of Zack Morris is permanently etched in all our brains as an iconic memory of 90s sitcom television.   However, Mark Paul- Gosselaar’s career actually started long before he was cast as the star of Saved by the Bell at age 15.  The young California native grew up in showbiz; beginning as a child model at 5, Gosselaar guest starred  in numerous popular sitcoms including The Wonder Years, Punky Brewster, and The Twilight Zone to name but a few.  Saved by the Bell ran for 4 seasons, but Gosselaar continued to reprise the role of Zack Morris well beyond the series’ end in several different spin off series throughout the 90’s.  Gosselaar has since worked on several television hits throughout his career including Hyperion Bay, NYPD Blue, Franklin & Bash, and CSI.  Gosselaar has also worked on a number of films over the years including 1998 drama Dead Man on Campus, and most recently, the 2015 crime thriller Heist working alongside Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Kate Bosworth.  In Precious Cargo, Gosselaar shows us he’s come a long way since his days as suave trouble maker Zack Morris.  However, despite admiring his notably heftier acting chops, we can’t help but admit that winning grin of his is still his Gosselaar’s secret weapon.

PRECIOUS CARGO is in cinemas and on demand from July 15th
courtesy of Signature Entertainment.


A selection of images from a special screening of Ice Age: Collision Course

A selection of images from a special screening of Ice Age: Collision Course held in Lincoln Center's Film Society in New York yesterday.
In attendance from the film were:
Queen Latifah
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Michael Strahan
Lori Forte
Galen T Chu
Mike Thurmeier





Scrat's epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World.  To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on a quest full of comedy and adventure, traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colourful new characters.

From Producer Lori Forte and Directors Mike Thurmeier and Galen Chu, ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE will be opening in cinemas 2016 and stars returning cast members Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Simon Pegg, Keke Palmer, Wanda Sykes with Jennifer Lopez and Queen Latifah.

Joining the herd are Stephanie Beatriz, Adam Devine, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Max Greenfield, Jessie J, Nick Offerman, Melissa Rauch, Michael Strahan, Neil deGrasse Tyson
ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE IN CINEMAS THIS WEEKEND IN 3D & 2D



Thursday 7 July 2016

New poster for Deep water Horizon

DEEPWATER HORIZON - SYNOPSIS
On April 20th, 2010, the world's largest man-made disaster occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico.  Directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor), this story honours the brave men and women whose heroism would save many on board, and change everyone's lives forever.
 
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O'Brien and Kate Hudson
Directed by: Peter Berg

Main Poster for The Light Between Oceans, released in UK and Irish cinemas 4th November 2016

SYNOPSIS

The Light Between Oceans

Based on the bestselling novel by M. L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans tells the powerful story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Australia who discover a baby adrift in a rowboat. When they decide to raise the child as their own, the consequences of their choice will change their lives forever.

Directed by acclaimed director Derek Cianfrance and starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz, The Light Between Oceans is released in cinemas 4th November.

Wednesday 6 July 2016

WHOLANDER - The Real Inspiration for Zoolander

Satirising the fashion industry is not an easy task. Although eccentric designers and less than model behaviour provide plentiful comedic inspiration, parodying cultural taste makers has been a task few have taken on.

The Devil Wears Prada and Absolutely Fabulous embraced the fashion world but none have tackled it quite like Zoolander and Zoolander No.2. Both the original and its sequel thrived on the sensational behaviour and excessive trends of the industry. You may have thought that the world Zoolander portrays is purely a figment of Ben Stiller’s imagination, born out of ridiculousness alone, but that is not the case.

So to celebrate the release of Zoolander No 2 on Blu-ray and DVD 4th July we are taking a peak behind the runway, and finding out exactly who inspired this ridiculously good looking character.

The iconic Mr Zoolander himself was born from the amalgamation of pieces of real life models that wandered their way round the social scenes of 90’s New York. Fashion aficionados may already have noticed a few nods to Kate Moss, and recognised Victoria Beckham’s famous pout, but two of the male models nominated for model of the year in 1996; Johnny Zander and Mark Vanderloo, provided inspiration for the name, as well as some of the iconic poses.

Former Calvin Klein model Johnny Zander worked with Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Jean Paul Gaultier and Valentino but nowadays can be found running his own cocktail club in Los Angeles where they serve up a ‘Blue Steel’ drink as tribute to the icon. Dutchman Mark Vanderloo’s modelling career is still going strong and his life is a little less Zoolander themed.

Zander and Vanderloo were at the height of their game in the 90’s modelling scene, and heralded the emergence of the male supermodel to rival the likes of Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer.

Being really really ridiculously good looking never goes out of fashion, however, and Instagram is now home to those who could inspire future fictional divas. If the brain behind Derek Zoolander, comedian Drake Sather, had been exposed to the Gigi, Kendall and Karlie generation, imagine the repercussions!

Zoolander No.2 is out now on Digital and available on DVD and Blu-ray 4th July.



Tuesday 5 July 2016

Monster Trucks Trailer (2017) - Paramount Pictures


Coming to theaters January 13, 2017.

Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp (Lucas Till), a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend.

Melding cutting edge visual effects and state-of-the-art CGI, Monster Trucks is an action filled adventure for the whole family that will keep you on the edge of your seat and ultimately touch your heart. January 2017 in theatres and RealD 3D.

A Chris Wedge Film.

Cast: Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Barry Pepper, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe, Danny Glover, Thomas Lennon, Holt McCallany

The Purge Election Year - In Cinemas July 14


As a young girl, Sen. Charlie Roan survived the annual night of lawlessness that took the lives of her family members. As a presidential candidate, Roan is determined to end the yearly tradition of blood lust once and for all. When her opponents hatch a deadly scheme, the senator finds herself trapped on the streets of Washington, D.C., just as the latest Purge gets underway. Now, it's up to Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo), her head of security, to keep her alive during the next 12 hours of mayhem.

Cast
Frank Grillo as Leo Barnes
Elizabeth Mitchell as Senator Charlie Roan
Christy Coco as Young Charlie Roan
Mykelti Williamson as Joe Dixon
Joseph Julian Soria as Marcos
Betty Gabriel[5] as Laney Rucker
Terry Serpico as Earl Danzinger
Edwin Hodge as Dante Bishop
Kyle Secor as Minister Edwidge Owens
Liza Colón-Zayas as Dawn
Ethan Phillips as Chief Couper
Adam Cantor as Tall Eric Busmalis
Christopher James Baker as Harmon James
Brittany Mirabile as Kimmy
Raymond J. Barry as Leader Caleb Warrens

Video:


Monday 4 July 2016

The 9th Life of Louis Drax - Official Trailer

IN CINEMAS 9 SEPTEMBER

Adapted from Liz Jensen’s acclaimed bestselling novel, THE 9TH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX is an intriguing mystery thriller starring Jamie Dornan, Sarah Gadon and Aaron Paul.

When nine-year-old Louis Drax inexplicably reawakens from the dead after his latest life-threatening accident, he becomes the patient of celebrated neurologist Dr. Allan Pascal (Dornan), who specialises in chid psychology. Determined to uncover the truth of Louis’ bizarre existence, Pascal is drawn into both the child’s life and that of his fragile mother Natalie (Gadon), whose affections begin to cloud his judgements.

While Louis recuperates in a comatose state, Pascal sets about putting the mysterious pieces of the Drax family together, the truths of which begin to test the boundaries of fantasy and reality.

Directed by Alexandre Aja (HORNS, MIRRORS), THE 9TH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX

Jamie Dornan as Dr. Allan Pascal
Sarah Gadon as Natalie
Aiden Longworth as Louis Drax
Aaron Paul as Louis Drax's father
Barbara Hershey as Violet, Louis Drax's grandmother
Oliver Platt as Dr. Perez

UK theatrical release by Soda Pictures on 9 September 2016 (R/T: 115min, Cert: TBC)