Monday, 29 February 2016

First trailer for The Ring vs. The Grudge (Sadako vs. Kayako)


Opening in Japan as Sadako vs. Kayako on June 18.

Watch the Sunset - Poster and Video


In a single afternoon a man comes to grips with the power of his past when his estranged family becomes entangled in its web.

'Watch the Sunset' was shot on location in the country town of Kerang, Victoria. The cast and crew were able to utilise the entire town of Kerang as our set for the film, where the action follows through 8 different locations in this beautiful regional town. Using actors amongst a real community to bring true sincerity, honesty and immersion into identifiable Aussie backdrop.
 The story centers on Danny Biaro, an outlaw bikie member, who wants to change his ways and start a new life with his estranged family. But his past quickly catches up to him and he is compelled to make a decision that will affect his life forever. The journey follows him rushing against the clock to save his family.

 'Watch the Sunset' has an underlying theme about effects of Crystal Meth or Ice, which is very real contemporary Australian issue. The one shot concept of our film allows the viewers to observe the harsh reality of this regional problem on an intimate and raw level. But at the core of this film we find a story of love and an unrelenting quest for redemption.

Featuring: Tristan Barr, Chelsea Zeller, Annabelle Williamson, Aaron Walton, Michael Gosden,   Zia Zantis-Vinycomb, Catherine Dawson, Dennis Robertson
Directed by: Tristan Barr & Michael Gosden

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Razzie Awards 2016 Winners and Losers


Winners in RED

WORST PICTURE
Fantastic Four
Fifty Shades of Grey
Jupiter Ascending
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
Pixels
WORST ACTOR
Johnny Depp, Mortdecai
Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades of Grey
Kevin James, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
Adam Sandler, The Cobbler and Pixels
Channing Tatum, Jupiter Ascending
WORST ACTRESS
Katherine Heigl, Home Sweet Hell
Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey
Mila Kunis, Jupiter Ascending
Jennifer Lopez, The Boy Next Door
Gwyneth Paltrow, Mortdecai
WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Chevy Chase, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and Vacation
Josh Gad, Pixels and The Wedding Ringer
Kevin James, Pixels
Jason Lee, Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip
Eddie Redmayne, Jupiter Ascending
WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip and The Wedding Ringer
Rooney Mara, Pan
Michelle Monaghan, Pixels
Julianne Moore, Seventh Son
Amanda Seyfried, Love the Coopers and Pan
WORST REMAKE/RIP-OFF/SEQUEL
Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip
Fantastic Four
Hot Tub Time Machine 2
Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
WORST SCREEN COMBO
All Four “Fantastics,” Fantastic Four
Johnny Depp and His Glued-On Moustache, Mortdecai
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey
Kevin James and EITHER His Segue OR His Glued-On Moustache, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
Adam Sandler and Any Pair of Shoes, The Cobbler
WORST DIRECTOR
Andy Fickman, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
Tom Six, Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)
Sam Taylor-Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey
Josh Trank, Fantastic Four
Andy and Lana Wachowski, Jupiter Ascending
WORST SCREENPLAY
Fantastic Four (screenplay by Simon Kinberg, Jeremy Slater and Josh Trank, Based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby)
Fifty Shades of Grey (screenplay by Kelly Marcel, Based on the Novel by E.L. James)
Jupiter Ascending (written by Andy and Lana Wachowski)
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 (screenplay by Kevin James & Nick Bakay)
Pixels (screenplay by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, Story by Herlihy, Based on a Work by Patrick Jean)
RAZZIE REDEEMER AWARD
Elizabeth Banks (RAZZIE “Winner” for MOVIE 47, Multiple Hit Movies This Year)
M. Night Shyamalan (Perennial RAZZIE nominee & “winner,” director of The Visit)
Will Smith (For following up After Earth with Concussion)
Sylvester Stallone (All-Time RAZZIE Champ, award contender for Creed)

Saturday, 27 February 2016

The Man Who Knew Infinity Official Trailer


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

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

Friday, 26 February 2016

Love Triangles on Film


Love triangles are the stuff of Hollywood legend, with many a classic film basing its premise on the agonising choice between two very different lovers. The wonderfully romantic BROOKLYN perfectly portrays the dilemma of choosing between two futures, with standout performances from the three young leads (Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen and Domhnall Gleeson) – so, to celebrate its release on EST, Blu-ray and DVD on the 29th Feb, we’re taking a look at some of the other greatest love triangles on film...

Brooklyn (2015)
Based on the award-winning novel by Colm Tôibín and transformed into a BAFTA and Academy Award® nominated screenplay by Nick Hornby, Brooklyn stars Saoirse Ronan as Eilis, a young woman who moves from small town Ireland to Brooklyn, where she has the opportunity for work, for a future - and love, in the form of Italian-American, Tony (Emory Cohen). When a family tragedy forces her to return to Ireland, she finds herself drawn back into the life she left behind- including the possibility of a budding romance with local bachelor, Jim Farrell (Domhnall Gleeson). As a secret threatens to reveal itself, Eilis has to confront a terrible dilemma - a heart-breaking choice between two men and two countries.

The Hunger Games series (2012-2015)
This hit franchise based on Suzanne Collin’s bestselling YA novels stars Jennifer Lawrence as protagonist Katniss Everdeen, alongside Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson. Hemsworth plays Gale, Katniss’ childhood friend, while Hutcherson takes the role of Peeta Mellark, her fellow competitor in the Games. Throughout the competition and the subsequent rebellion, Peeta and Gale vie for her affections. Hemsworth is arguably the more brooding individual, plagued with insecurities as he struggles to reconcile his feelings for Katniss with his doubts that Katniss and Peeta’s ‘fake relationship’ for the cameras really is fake- but Hutcherson must be commended for his sensitive portrayal of the traumatised, selfless Peeta, determined to do anything for the woman he loves.

Love Rosie (2015)
Lily Collins and Sam Claflin take the lead in this charming adaptation of Celia Aherne’s novel ‘Where Rainbows End’. Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were 5, so they couldn't possibly be right for one another... or could they? One awkward incident at an 18th birthday and countless missed opportunities sends them both on completely different paths. Plus, while battling with / denying their feelings for one another, they also have to contend with their own partners at different point in their lives – including Sally (Tamsin Egerton), Bethany (Suki Waterhouse and Greg (Christian Cooke).

Last Night (2010)
This little-known ensemble piece, directed by Massy Tadjedin and starring Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes and Guillaume Canet, offers a slow-burning and understated study on temptation. Joanna (Knightley) and Michael Reed (Worthington) are seven years into a happy, stable marriage when he is sent on a business trip with a colleague he is fighting an attraction to. That same evening, Joanna runs into an old flame and spends the evening considering how things might have been...

Closer (2004)
Based on Patrick Maber’s play, this drama directed by Mike Nichols is more of a ‘love quadrant’ than triangle, and featured standout performances from its four leads- Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Clive Owen and Natalie Portman. Offering a painfully brutal take on infidelity and betrayal, the film features one particularly memorable scene involving an internet chat-room and a case of seriously mistaken identity.

The Notebook (2004)
Set in the 1930’s, this adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ weepy romance stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. When wealthy seventeen year-old Allie Hamilton (McAdams) spends summer vacation in Seabrook, she meets local worker Noah Calhoun (Gosling) at a carnival and they soon fall in love. When Allie’s parents, disapproving of the match, whisk her away to New York, Noah writes every day for a year- blissfully unaware that every letter is being intercepted by Allie’s mother. Three years later, the United States joins the World War II and Allie takes a job as an army nurse- where she meets injured soldier Lon Hammond (James Marsden). After the war, they begin courting and a proposal soon follows. However, when Allie accidentally sees a photo of Noah in the newspaper, she finds herself in turmoil, and is forced to make a choice between her first love and her new commitment.

Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
The adaptation of Helen Fielding’s bestseller stars Renee Zellweger as everyone’s favourite singleton, along with Colin Firth and Hugh Grant as her two very different suitors. A reinterpretation of Pride and Prejudice, bad boy Daniel Cleaver (Grant) and her ‘true love’ Mark Darcy (Firth), fight it out for the charming, ever-so-slightly disaster prone Bridget- which leads to numerous awkward encounters (and one particularly memorable fistfight).

Titanic (1997)
Catapulting Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio to the A-list, this James Cameron directed epic romantic drama focuses on the ill-fated love affair between young aristocrat Rose DeWitt Bukater (Winslet) and penniless artist Jack Dawson (DiCaprio), as they both embark on RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage. Billy Zane takes the role of Cal Hockley- Rose’s spoilt, violent and sadistic fiancé, who immediately notes the attraction between his fiancé and Jack, and goes to extraordinarily vindictive lengths to keep them apart.

The Age of Innocence (1993)
Michelle Pfeiffer turns in a wonderfully understated performance as the disgraced Countess Ellen Olenska, in Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Edith Wharton’s tale of 19th century New York high society. Daniel Day-Lewis plays the young lawyer Newland Archer, who falls in love with the Countess- the only issue being that he’s already engaged to her cousin May Welland (Winona Ryder); and when their affair is finally exposed, it brings into stark relief the hypocrisy of the New York upper classes.

My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
This classic romantic comedy stars Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Dermot Mulroney and Rupert Everett and remains one of the funniest ‘love triangle’ set-ups in cinema. Roberts plays a successful food critic who, on finding out the news that her best friend Michael (Mulroney) is engaged, promptly decides she is in love with him and attempts to sabotage his upcoming wedding to Kimmy (Diaz). Despite the advice (and wonderfully dry wit) of her friend George (Everett), she finds herself stooping to outrageous tactics... but is she really in love with him, or just the idea of him?

The Graduate (1967)
Mike Nichols comedy-drama is often lauded as one of the greatest films of all time, and features a wickedly seductive performance from Anne Bancroft as the iconic Mrs Robinson. Dustin Hoffman’s turn as Benjamin Braddock is equally brilliant as the smart, discontented graduate who finds himself embroiled in an affair with his father’s business partner’s wife – and ultimately having to decide between her and her daughter, Elaine (Katharine Ross).

BROOKLYN arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and EST from February 29th, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

My Beloved Bodyguard - previously known as The Bodyguard (aka Old Soldier)


My Beloved Bodyguard domestic release on April 1, 2016.

Directed by Sammo Hung
Starring Sammo Hung

Starring:
Zhu Yuchen, Li Qinqin, Feng Jiayi, Jacqueline Chan, Andy Lau, Hu Jun, Feng Shaofeng, Eddie Peng, Song Jia, Tsui Hark, Karl Maka, Dean Shek, Yuen Biao, Yuen Qiu, Yuen Wah, Yuen Ting, Yuen Po, Tony Leung Ka Fai and Song Jia.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

SNOWDEN Official Movie TRAILER (2016)


SNOWDEN stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and is written and directed by Academy Award®-Winning Director Oliver Stone. The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena.

SNOWDEN Official Movie TEASER
A Movie directed by Oliver Stone
Cast : Joseph Hordon-Levitt
Release Date : In Theaters September 16
Genre : Thriller, Biopic

Ireland in Cinema

Ireland in Cinema

Based on the award winning novel by Colm Tôibín, Brooklyn tells the story of Eilis (Saoirse Ronan), a young woman who uproots her life in Ireland and travels to Brooklyn to pursue new opportunities. Eilis finds love in her new life in the form of an Italian-American man called Tony, played by Emory Cohen. Due to an unforeseen family tragedy, Eilis is forced to return to Ireland where her past emerges and leaves her struggling to decide between her old and new life. To celebrate John Crowley’s BAFTA and Academy Award® nominated film arriving on Blu-Ray, DVD, and EST from the 29th of February courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment we look at other times Ireland has been portrayed on the screen.

The Commitments (1991)
Alan Parker’s The Commitments follows the chaotic rise and fall of the Dublin Soul Band of which the film is named after. Robert Arkins stars as Jimmy Rabbitte, an unemployed Dubliner who finds himself inspired to start his own band after becoming fed up with the local music scene. In the hopes of sounding like some of the great American soul musicians of the 1960s, Jimmy assembles a band. By recruiting former musician Joey “The Lips” Fagan and sheer dedication to the cause, Jimmy successfully puts together an ensemble that brings the soul scene in Dublin to life. Unfortunately, disputes occur, tensions rise, and members fall out reminding us that not all good things last forever.

The Quiet Man (1952)
Retired boxer Sean Thornton (John Wayne) decides to leave Pittsburgh and return to his hometown in Ireland as an attempt to escape his past. After purchasing his childhood home, Sean’s attention is captured by a beautiful local girl, Mary Kate Danaher. Instantaneously he falls in love and begins courting her. However, Mary Kate is little sister to the ill-tempered and jealous “Red” Will Danaher, making Sean’s plan increasingly difficult. The town locals and Mary Kate try to convince Sean to use his former talent to resolve his problems with Will, complicating his efforts to disregard a dark moment from his old life.

My Left Foot (1989)
Jim Sheridan tackled the true story of Christy Brown in his Academy recognised film My Left Foot. Daniel Day-Lewis famously plays Christy, an Irish boy plagued with severe cerebral palsy and the ability to only control the movement of his left foot. The majority of the community write him off as intellectually disabled but with the help of his dedicated mother, teacher, and his own self-determination Christy is able to prove himself and become a talented painter, author, and poet. Day-Lewis spent months in a cerebral palsy clinic to research this role and was rewarded with an Oscar for his efforts.

PS I Love You (2007)
Holly Kennedy (Hillary Swank) loses her husband to a horrible illness just before her thirtieth birthday, leaving her broken and lost. Gerry (Gerald Butler), the aforementioned love of Holly’s life, anticipated that his death would have an unwelcomed effect on his widowed spouse and planned ahead. Beginning on her 30th birthday, Holly receives a series of letters written by Gerry in an attempt to help her move on, all ending with the words, “PS. I love you.” Despite those closest to her thinking the letters are holding her to her past, with Gerry’s guidance Holly goes on a journey of rediscovery in this touching story of love and friendship.

Once (2007)
Set in the streets of Dublin, this incredibly original musical from John Carney depicts the power of music through a street musician (Glen Hansard) and his relationship with a Czech immigrant (Marketa Irglova). Together the pair uses music to fight their problems, work through the past, and find new love. Their songs portray the emotions they feel in a beautiful and romantic manner which happened to land the actors an Oscar award in 2007.

The Field (1990)
The Field is a classic tale of the struggle between old and new. Taking place in rural Ireland, Bull McCabe (Richard Harris) is a farmer with a passionate love for his land. However, when an American outside declares he wants to purchase the land to build a highway, it becomes worryingly likely that Bull will lose his field. Unwilling to go down without a fight, Bull will do anything in his power to prevent getting rid of his land. Jim Sheridan’s unforgettable film is a true testament to how far one would go for something they love and a poignant battle between the past and the future.



Kill Command - First Poster and Trailer


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

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

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

The Best of Domhnall Gleeson

The Best of Domhnall Gleeson

Domhnall Gleeson plays Jim Farrell in the cinematic adaptation of Colm Tôibín’s award winning novel BROOKLYN. The story follows Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) as she leaves her life in Ireland behind to pursue the American Dream. Whilst in The Big Apple, Eilis falls in love with the Italian-American Tony (Emory Cohen). Unfortunately, due to unforeseeable events she is forced to move back to Ireland where she falls for Jim and is left wondering whether or not to return to the States. In celebration of John Crowley’s BAFTA-winning and Academy Award®-nominated film arriving on Blu-Ray, DVD, and EST from the 29th of February courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment we take a look at some of Gleeson’s best work to date.

The Revenant
Leonardo DiCaprio may be stealing the spotlight in terms of performances and awards in Alejandro Inarritu’s survival epic, The Revenant, but Domhnall’s portrayal of Captain Andrew Henry shouldn’t be overlooked. Following a brutal bear attack, frontiersman Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) witnesses the murder of his son and is left for dead at the hands of John Fitzgerald (Hardy), a member of his own expedition team. Glass literally crawls out of his own grave and embarks on a visually stunning and physically exhausting revenge mission to find his old team, lead by Captain Henry, and get the man responsible for abandoning him and killing his boy.

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
Securing a part in cinema’s largest franchise was a spectacular feat for the Irish actor. The seventh instalment of George Lucas’ sci-fi classic takes place 30 years after Episode VI and the destruction of the Empire. However, a new threat comes to surface in the form of the First Order. A group of unlikely new heroes (and a few old ones) must work together to prevent the First Order and its mysterious leader Snoke from finding Luke Skywalker and completely eliminating the Jedi. Gleeson plays General Hux, a callous First Order commander on Star Killer Base determined to shift power away from Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and into his own hands.

Ex-Machina
A step away from big budget blockbusters sees Domhnall in one of his best roles to date. He plays Caleb, a computer programmer at the biggest internet company in the world. He gets ‘randomly’ selected as the winner of an internal office competition to spend a week in the mountain home of the company’s reclusive CEO, Nathan (the brilliant Oscar Isaac). Caleb shortly finds out that he isn’t there for a holiday, but to be the heart and centre of an incredible experiment involving the first ever true AI, embodied in a beautiful robot (Alicia Vikander).

Unbroken
Angelina Jolie’s heroic tale of resistance follows the life of Louis Zamperini (Jack O’Connell), a former Olympic athlete who joins the armed forces during World War Two. After a near fatal plane crash Louis and two of his crewmates (Domhnall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock) are forced to spend 47 days on a small raft in the middle of shark infested waters. Just when they thought things couldn’t get worse, the survivors are picked up by a Japanese warship and taken to a P.O.W camp. Louis is subjected to a barrage of torture but never once seems to lose character and constantly uses his strong will to inspire the other members of the camp. Gleeson shed a considerable amount of weight for this role, so much so that his contact lenses wouldn’t fit in his eyes anymore!

Frank
Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank is another indie classic for the young Gleeson. He plays a budding musician named Jon who joins an avant-garde pop band called The Soronprfbs. The front man of the group is Frank (Michael Fassbender), an eccentric and mysterious man who always wears a large papier-mâché mask. Jon tries his best to broaden the band’s audience and share Frank’s gift with the world, resulting in a multitude of problems which threaten to tear the group apart.

About Time
On his 21st birthday Tim Lake (Gleeson) discovers that he has the ability to travel in time. While his travels won’t affect the grander scheme of history he can still manipulate what has happened and will happen in his own life. So, of course, the first thing he does is set out to get a girlfriend. After meeting Mary (Rachel McAdams) and repeatedly setting back the clocks to win her heart, he finally succeeds. Tim uses his gift as well as he can to aid all his errors and those of his friends and relatives. However, he soon realises the dangers of time travel and the limitations it possesses.

Sensation
This is an odd one from an earlier stage in the Irishman’s career. While it didn’t quite reach the international audience it may have liked to this dark comedy still proved a pivotal point in Gleeson’s growth and journey to stardom. He takes the lead as Donal, a young Irishman who embarks on a relationship with a call girl. Together the two lovers devise a plan to use Donal’s inheritance to open up a brothel. Not your typical boy-meets-girl film but still a fascinating watch.

True Grit
Domhnall had a small part in Joel and Ethan Coen’s western remake as Moon, an outlaw from the Ned Pepper Gang. Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges), Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld), and LaBoeuf (Matt Damon) encounter Moon whilst on their journey to track down the man responsible for the murder of Mattie’s father. The trio face dangerous and unexpected events on their travels through Indian land, but their determination and grit make them an unstoppable force that will stop at nothing to find the hired gun responsible for the killing.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 & 2
Very little introduction needed here. Domhnall Gleeson grabbed another part in a legendary franchise by playing Bill Weasley in The Deathly Hallows. Having been cut from The Goblet of Fire, the eldest Weasley brother finally joins the ensemble as a member of the Order of the Phoenix. He does his best to help as Harry and the gang search for Horcruxes and take on Lord Voldermort. It’s just a shame it took the character so long to get involved!

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Brooklyn arrives on Blu-Ray, DVD and EST from the 29th of February courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

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


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

FASTBALL Official Trailer (Kevin Costner, Baseball - 2016)


Hank Aaron and Derek Jeter, with Kevin Costner narrating, lead a cast of baseball legends & scientists who explore the magic within the 396 milliseconds it takes a fastball to reach home plate, and decipher who threw the fastest pitch ever.

Director: Jonathan Hock
Actors: Kevin Costner, Hank Aaron, Nolan Ryan, Bob Gibson, Goose Gossage, Steve Dalkowski, Derek Jeter

Get Alienated this March at theatres and On Demand

The final film for beloved actor Taylor Negron

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

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

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

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

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






Monday, 22 February 2016

Competition: Win All Roads Lead To Rome on DVD

All Roads Lead To Rome will be released on DVD on 29th February and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away!

Synopsis:
Maggie is an uptight, single mother and college writing teacher from New York City. In an effort to reconnect with her troubled teen daughter Summer, she decides to embark on a journey to a Tuscan village where she frequented in her younger days.

Upon arrival, Maggie runs into Luca, a handsome former lover who is still a bachelor and lives with his eighty-year-old mother, Carmen. Summer (missing her ""bad boy"" boyfriend in NYC) and Carmen (secretly planning a wedding against Luca's wishes to Marcelino, her one true love in Rome) impulsively steal Luca's car and race off to Rome. Maggie and Luca quickly pursue allowing the two mismatched couples to spend some time together and develop a new understanding of each other.


Win This:
All Roads Lead To Rome [DVD]

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Competition: Win Pray for Death on Blu-ray

Pray for Death will be released  on Blu-ray on 29th February and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 2 copies on Blu-ray to give away!

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

They shattered his American dream...

The Ninja master himself, Shô Kosugim stars as Akira, a Japanese immigrant who moves to America. Hoping for a simple life, he opens a restaurant with his family but his world is shattered when he stumbles upon the headquarters of a sinister gang, led by crime lord Limehouse Willie. Wrongfully accused of stealing a precious necklace, the gangsters begin a rampage of murder that takes the life of Akira's wife and threatens the lives of his two sons.

Now Akira must step out of his quiet life and reveal his other identity; that of a perfectly skilled Ninja and the most lethal and mysterious of all martial artists. He has sounded his warning to the brutal Limehouse and his henchmen: "Stay away from my family or you will PRAY FOR DEATH".

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Pray for Death [Blu-ray]

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Competition: Win Blood Feud on DVD

Blood Feud will be released on DVD on 29th February and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 2 copies on DVD to give away!

Synopsis:
Paul and Grace are childhood friends and partners in crime, although when Paul is incarcerated for the murder of rival gangster Ray Nolans son, Grace is left to pick up the pieces. Unbeknownst to Paul, Nolan seeks hateful revenge and recruits Grace to kill his best friend, or die himself.

After serving 10 years, Paul is released and soon meets up with Grace, where the pair reminisce about old times and former jobs together. When Paul learns that Grace means to kill him, rather than turn on each other, their friendship strengthens and they decide to make amends for all their crimes - not an easy task when Nolan is still out for their blood. Can their new path save them from their past and help them escape the vengeful hatred of Ray Nolan


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Blood Feud [DVD]

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Competition: Win Brooklyn on DVD

Brooklyn  will be released on DVD & Bluray on 29th February and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away!

Synopsis:
Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson star in this romantic drama adapted from the novel by Colm Tóibín. Set in the 1950s, the story follows young Irish woman Ellis Lacey (Ronan) as she travels to New York City in search of a better life. Initially homesick, she begins to adjust to her new surroundings with the help of Italian-American Tony Fiorello (Emory Cohen) with whom she becomes romantically involved.

After news of a family crisis, Ellis returns to Ireland where she enjoys spending time back in her hometown and becomes acquainted with a young man, Jim Farrell (Gleeson), finding herself torn between two very different paths. The cast also includes Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards including Best Picture and won the BAFTA Award for Best British Film.


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Brooklyn [DVD]


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Despite The Falling Snow - Trailer and Poster


Moscow, 1959. Embroiled in a plot to steal secrets for the Americans at the height of the Cold War, Katya Grinkova (Rebecca Ferguson) finds herself torn between love and duty when she falls for her target, idealistic Soviet politician Alexander Ivanov (Sam Reid). As Alexander prepares for a diplomatic mission to the USA and the net closes around her, Katya must decide whether to sacrifice her love to protect him.

New York, 1992. Alexander Ivanov (Charles Dance) is still haunted by the disappearance of his beloved Katya after his forced defection from the U.S.S.R. After 30 years of uncertainty, a surprising discovery may finally help him discover the truth about her sacrifice.

Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Raven), Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Antje Traue (Man of Steel) and Thure Lindhardt (Keep The Lights On) complete the cast. The film is written and directed by Shamim Sarif adapted from her original novel, and produced by Hanan Kattan, the two have previously collaborated on the award-winning I Can’t Think Straight and The World Unseen; executive producers are Lisa Tchenguiz and Katherine Priestley,

The film was edited by Masahiro Hirakubo (The Duchess, Virunga) and the score was by Oscar-winning composer Rachel Portman (Emma, Never Let Me Go). The creative team also includes production designers Bill Crutcher (The Iron Lady, Nanny McPhee, Me & Orson Welles) and Mina Buric (3 Days To Kill), costume designer Momirka Bailovic (3 Days To Kill) and make-up designer Martina Subic-Dodocic.

DESPITE THE FALLING SNOW will be released in UK cinemas by Altitude Film Distribution on 15 April 2016

Running time: 93 min TBC │ Certificate: 12A TBC

Friday, 19 February 2016

The Finest Hours – IMAX Extended Trailer – Official Disney | HD


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

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

Hunt for the Wilderpeople - Official Trailer


In cinemas in New Zealand from 31 March 2016.

The new film from the director of BOY, EAGLE VS SHARK and WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, Taika Waititi unleashes HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE after rave reviews at Sundance 2016:

Based on 'Wild Pork and Watercress,' Barry Crump’s book about a juvenile delinquent left in the care of rough yet loving foster parents who live off the wilds of the New Zealand bush. The hunt is on and they are wanted alive.

Starring Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata, Rhys Darby, Rachel House, Oscar Kightley, Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne, Troy Kingi, Cohen Holloway, Stan Walker, Mike Minogue, Hamish Parkinson, Lloyd Scott and a ute called 'Crumpy'.

Shadows - Short Film


Based on recent news events and set in the year 2037, SHADOWS is a cautionary tale, a modern day Orwellian style vision of the future. The short sci-fi film depicts a UK government using all digital technology for surveillance and control over the general population, becoming a totalitarian state. We join our lead characters, Lee and Jess on the brink of a revolution.


Winner: Audience Choice Award: Best Science Fiction Film (Intendence Film Festival, US)
Winner: Best Science Fiction Film (Intendence Film Festival, US)
Winner: Best Foreign Film (Intendence Film Festival, US)
Winner of first ever Awardeo 'Trailer of the Week'
Winner of Acting Hour's 'Trailer of the Week'
Selected and screened at major festivals including Sci-Fi London, BUFF, Gen Con, Fargo Fantastic Film Festival, Henley Fringe and Tri Cities.

Made on a budget of 5k and funded on Kickstarter.

Website: http://shadowsuk.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/london2037
Twitter: http://twitter.com/shadowsthemovie
IMDB: http://imdb.com/title/tt3873236

Directed by Luke Armstrong
Produced by Johnny Sachon
Starring Johnny Sachon, Holly Georgia, Katie Goldfinch and Michelle Orpe.
Cinematography by Scott Sandford

Shot on Red Epic & Red MX.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny


The fight to keep a great warrior's sword from an evil warlord will change them in ways they never imagined.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny is a 2016 American-Chinese martial arts film directed by Yuen Woo-ping and written by John Fusco, based on the novel Iron Knight, Silver Vase by Du Lu Wang. It is also a sequel to the 2000 film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The film stars Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh, Harry Shum, Jr., Jason Scott Lee, Roger Yuan, Woon Young Park, Eugenia Yuan, JuJu Chan, Chris Pang, Shuya Chang and Natasha Liu Bordizzo. The film was released in Hong Kong on February 18, in China on February 19 and is to be released in the United States on February 26, 2016.

Best Female Road Trip Films

Best Female Road Trip Films

Following a five year hiatus from rom-coms Sarah Jessica Parker returns in the brilliant All Roads Lead to Rome.

When Maggie (Sarah Jessica Parker, Sex and The City), an uptight single mother from New York, decides to whisk her troubled teenage daughter Summer (Rosie Day, Misfits) away to a picturesque Tuscan village for some much-needed bonding, it isn’t long before the perfect holiday becomes the perfect getaway.

On their arrival Maggie unexpectedly runs into Luca (Raoul Bova, The Tourist) - a handsome ex-lover still a bachelor and living with his eighty-year-old mother. With Luca and Maggie attempting to navigate the ghosts of relationships past, Summer, who is missing her wayward boyfriend in NYC, and Carmen, secretly planning a wedding against her son’s wishes, find a common ground. Impulsively stealing Luca’s car to race to Rome, the pair are quickly pursued by Maggie and Luca - the former flames are forced to reconnect, realising that sometimes true love deserves a second chance.

In celebration of All Roads Lead to Rome arriving on digital platforms from the 8th February and on DVD from the 29th of February, 2016 courtesy of Signature Entertainment, we take a look at the best female road trips on the big screen...

Crossroads (2002)
Starring Britney Spears, Zoe Saldana, and Taryn Manning, Crossroads follows three childhood friends as they road trip across the United States. As children the three girls bury a box, making a pact to open it on their last day of high school. However, things don’t quite pan out for the friends as they all join separate social groups. One is model student, one is a prom queen who is already engaged to her boyfriend, and the other is a pregnant recluse. The box turned into the only thing connecting the girls and on their final day of school they gathered together to open it, spurring the start of their adventure and the revitalization of their friendship.

Spice World (1997)
Step into the world of the iconic British pop group The Spice Girls as they travel around London in their double-decker tour bus before performing their biggest gig yet, a performance at the Royal Albert Hall. The girls encounter a selfish newspaper mogul and his photographer, a stalker film director, two Hollywood writers who keep pitching absurd ideas, and a manger that refuses to let them rest. Through all these hardships the girls begin to see clearly and gain an understanding of what truly matters in life.

Eat Pray Love (2010)
Despite having a husband, a home, and a solid career, Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) was not happy and yearned for change. Following the collapse of her marriage Liz decides to set out on a journey of self-discovery, travelling to three parts of the globe: Italy, India, and Indonesia. In Italy she learns the local language and rekindles her love for food, in India she visits an ashram and meets a yogi who teaches her the importance of spiritual peace, and finally she travels to Bali where she unexpectedly discovers the meaning of true love.

Thelma & Louise (1991)
Less a road trip and more a cross country chase, Thelma & Louise is a story of true friendship. Louise (Susan Sarandon) is a waitress at a diner with an absentee boyfriend and Thelma (Geena Davis) is a submissive housewife with a demanding husband. Following the decision to go on a trip together, things take a turn for the worse when Louise shoots a man who was attempting to rape Thelma. Their weekend getaway escalates into a mission to escape cops and reach peace in Mexico. The taste of freedom consumes the ladies making their journey all the more entertaining in an enthralling build-up to an ending that’s to die for.

Tammy (2014)
Melissa McCarthy takes this lead in this outrageous comedy, as the titular character who, after losing her job at a fast food restaurant, returns home to find her husband enjoying a romantic meal with the neighbour. She immediately packs up to her nearby parent’s house- only to be denied the use of her mom's car to drive to Niagara Falls. Resorting to an "ailing" grandmother, she doesn’t bank on Grandma Pearl (Sarandon) wanting in on the road trip. From finding love in a bar to robbing a restaurant to bail Pearl out of jail, the quirky road trip keeps up the pace throughout, with charming central performances from the leads.

Wild (2014)
This film proves that not all road trips have to take place in a car or oversized tour bus to render moments of momentous self-discovery. After a series of unfortunate familial events Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) goes down a dark path of reckless and destructive behaviour. At her lowest point she decides to snap out of it and embark down a different a path, the Pacific Crest Trail. She takes on the enormous 1,100 mile trek completely alone, an incredibly hazardous task for someone as inexperienced as Cheryl. However, through the hardships she manages to heal the damaged part inside her and come out on top.

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ALL ROAD LEAD TO ROME is on digital platforms now, and on DVD from 29th February, 2016, courtesy of Signature Entertainment


Thursday, 18 February 2016

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie - First Trailer


The ever glamourous and self-indulgent Patsy and Edina find themselves at the centre of a media firestorm.

Starring
Jennifer Saunders
Joanna Lumley
Julia Sawalha
June Whitfield
Jane Horrocks

Southbound Review by Paul Downey


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nominations announced for Jameson Empire Awards 2016

THE JAMESON EMPIRE AWARDS 2016 NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD AND STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS LEAD THE PACK




London, Thursday February 18, 2016

Empire readers and the cinema-going public have nominated 50 films, seven TV shows and five games for this year’s Jameson Empire Awards, honouring a diverse spectrum of entertainment from the past year. The public will continue to cast their votes at www.empireonline.com/awards2016 with the winners to be announced at a star-studded ceremony on March 20 hosted by David Walliams.

George Miller’s high-octane Mad Max: Fury Road and Star Wars: The Force Awakens lead the pack, followed byThe Martian with six nominations and BAFTA favourite The Revenant, with nods in five categories. All four films are nominated for the prestigious Best Director (presented by Vue Entertainment) and Best Film (presented by Sky Movies) categories where they are joined by The Hateful Eight for Best Film and Ryan Coogler for Best Director for Creed.

Overlooked by other awards bodies, Creed also secures a nomination for Michael B. Jordan in the Jameson Best Actor category alongside Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Matt Damon (The Martian), Michael Fassbender(Macbeth/Steve Jobs) and Tom Hardy (Legend/Mad Max: Fury Road). Hardy’s Mad Max co-star Charlize Theron is nominated in the Best Actress category alongside Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl), Jennifer Lawrence (TheHunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2), Emily Blunt (Sicario) and BAFTA-winner Brie Larson (Room).

Rising stars of the acting world are recognised in the Best Newcomer categories, including Larson’s nine year-oldRoom co-star Jacob Tremblay who is nominated alongside
15 year-old Ghanaian actor Abraham Attah, who made his film acting debut in Beasts Of No Nation. Rounding off the Best Male Newcomer category are: Thomas Mann (Me And Earl And The Dying Girl); Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton) and BAFTA EE Rising Star winner John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens). Fox Searchlight’s Sundance award-winning Me And Earl And The Dying Girl also features in the Best Female Newcomer category, with a nod for actress Olivia Cooke, who is nominated with fellow Brits Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) andBel Powley (The Diary Of A Teenage Girl), alongside Maika Monroe (It Follows) and Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation).

British filmmaking talent is once more recognised in the coveted Best British Film category, which is presented this year by The Hollywood Reporter. Historical drama Suffragette rallies for votes alongside 45 Years, Legend, Macbethand Spectre.

Mad Max: Fury Road also dominates the newly introduced craft categories with nominations for Best Costume Design, Best Make-Up and Hairstyling, Best Visual Effects, Best Production Design and Best Soundtrack. The introduction of 11 new categories in 2016 has attracted a wider range of nominations and recognition for films such as Crimson Peak(Best Costume Design, Best Make-Up and Hairstyling, Best Production Design), Cinderella (Best Costume Design) and Jurassic World (Best Visual Effects).

The specialised genre categories continue to champion a broad range of cinema not otherwise included in most awards nominations, such as Krampus, Insidious: Chapter 3 and The Hallow, which are all nominated for Best Horror, andAnt-Man, Spy, Inside Out and Trainwreck amongst the nominations for Best Comedy (presented by Absolute Radio). Amy Schumer’s hilarious script is also recognised in the new Best Screenplay category, where Trainwreck takes onSteve Jobs and The Hateful Eight as well as recent BAFTA-winners Spotlight and The Big Short.

Animation scores a dedicated category this year with nods for Inside Out, Minions, Shaun The Sheep The Movie,Song Of The Sea and The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya, while Pixar is also recognised in the Best Short Film category (presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey) with nominations for Lava and the Oscar®-nominated Sanjay’s Super Team which are nominated alongside fellow Oscar®-nominee Stutterer as well as World of Tomorrow and Kung Fury. Elsewhere, the new Best Documentary category recognises both film and TV formats with nominations including: Amy; He Named Me Malala; Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief; The Jinx: The Life And Deaths Of Robert Durst and much-debated Netflix series, Making A Murderer.

The unparalleled popularity of television drama is recognised with the introduction of the Best TV Series category, which will see Game Of Thrones and Marvel’s Jessica Jones take on Fargo, This Is England ’90 and Marvel’s Daredevil. Another comic superhero features in the Best Game nominations, with Batman: Arkham Knight up against record-selling Fallout 4 in addition to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain andBloodborne.

Commenting on this year’s shortlist, Empire’s Editor-In-Chief, Terri White, concludes: “2015 was an absolutely cracking year for film and entertainment, evidenced by the strength of the actors, filmmakers, movies and TV shows fighting it out for gongs this year. With Mad Max: Fury Road and Star Wars: The Force Awakens going head to head with awards favourite so far The Revenant, I can’t wait to see who walks away with the Empire trophies on the night. It’d take a braver woman than me to bet against any of them.”

The nominations for the Jameson Empire Awards cover films released within the period January 31, 2015, until January 31, 2016.

#JamesonEmpireAwards

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

New Now You See Me 2 Character Posters










Kindergarten Cop 2 Trailer

Kindergarten Cop 2

Kindergarten Cop 2 is an upcoming American comedy film starring Dolph Lundgren and directed by Don Michael Paul. It is the sequel to the 1990 comedy film Kindergarten Cop starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

George Gaynes died on Monday, at the age of 98


Pee-wee's Big Holiday - Official Trailer - Netflix [HD]


A fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny. Pee-wee's Big Holiday premieres March 18, only on Netflix.

Pee-wee's Big Holiday stars Paul Reubens as the beloved fun-loving hero of TV, stage, and film, Pee-wee Herman.

Reubens teams up with Judd Apatow (Anchorman, Bridesmaids) to produce, and Paul Rust (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Arrested Development) to write. John Lee (Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer) makes his feature film directorial debut.

A Netflix Original Film.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

The Divergent Series: Allegiant - Brand New Trailer and Character Posters


In cinemas March 10, 2016.

The third installment of the blockbuster Divergent series franchise, ALLEGIANT takes Tris [Shailene Woodley] and Four [Theo James] into a new world, far more dangerous than ever before.

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.

Competition: Win A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum on Blu-ray

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum will be released on DVD & Bluray on 22nd February and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 2 copies on Blu-ray to give away!

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

Oscar Winning.

Something appealing; something appalling; something for everyone a comedy tonight! ""One of the hottest burlesque shows that ever hit Broadway"" (Time) comes to the screen showcasing the enormous talents of Tony AwardÒ winner Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Jack Gilford, Buster Keaton and Michael.

This screen adaptation of the stage musical of the same name finds the Roman slave Pseudolus (Zero Mostel) scheming his way to freedom by playing matchmaker for his master's son, Hero, who is smitten with the blonde and beautiful Philia. However, things don't go at all according to plan. The complications that ensue involve blackmail, funny disguises and long-lost children, while Pseudolus desperately tries to keep up with his end of the bargain.

Win This:
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum [Blu-ray]

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

Who directs A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum?

To enter Email us on competition@beentothemovies.com with your answer, along with your name and address.

When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.

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