Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Song of Granite - Official Trailer


SONG OF GRANITE revolves around the life of the great traditional Irish singer, Joe Heaney. The harsh landscape combined with the myths, fables and songs of his Connemara childhood helped shape this complex and fascinating character. Enigmatic and complex, Heaney’s devotion to his art came at a huge personal cost.

Joe Heaney was born just outside of Carna in 1919. From an early age, he was fascinated by the stories and music around him, ‘drinking (them) from the bottle when (he) was in the cradle”. By the time of his death in Seattle in May 1984, he was widely recognized as one of the most important figures in Irish traditional music, having won fans and admirers from every part of the globe and most particularly from the folk music scene in the United States. Joe’s life was also remarkably complex, challenging traditions with his way of life.

Utilizing documentary evidence, recreations and more abstract scenes that attempt to reveal the inner workings of Heaney’s psyche, Pat Collins has shaped a cinematic exploration of Heaney’s life and his music, tracing his strange, tragic and often inspiring journey from rural Connemara through Glasgow and eventually to New York City – but not always in that order.

Tom Cruise Retrospective


Since his debut on-screen appearance in the 1981 romance Endless Love, Tom Cruise has risen to the top of Hollywood’s royalty list and has managed to stay on top right up until the present day. Although Cruise has a wide variety of titles in his filmography, the majority of audiences love him most for his inescapable charisma that can captivate within an instant. His latest film, American Made, has been hailed as a return to the kind of characters that offer just that; relying on the sheer moxie of pilot Barry Seal, who manages to dig himself into a deeper and deeper hole when working for the CIA in South America and simultaneously moonlighting as a drug trafficker. With American Made available on Digital from December 18th and 4k Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM and DVD from December 26th, we see no better time than to take a look back at some of the best roles of Tom Cruise’s career. 


Top Gun (1986)
The first film on our list will forever be synonymous with the career of Tom Cruise, becoming his first smash hit at the box office and showcasing the charismatic persona he’s become known for.

For the rare few of you who haven’t seen this epic 80s action masterpiece, Cruise’s devil-may-care navy pilot Pete Mitchell is sent to Miramar Naval Air Station for advanced fighter jet training where he vies with Tom Kasansky (Val Kilmer) for the coveted "Top Gun" award. When not so occupied in the cockpit, Mitchell carries on a romance with civilian consultant Charlotte Blackwood, played by Kelly McGillis (cue blue light and ‘Take My Breath Away’).

The film made more money than any other film in 1986 and with audiences still reeling over Cruise’s charm and the vertigo-inducing visuals, it’s no surprise a modern sequel has just been announced.


Rain Man (1988)
One of Cruise’s more notable performances within the film industry, Barry Levinson’s Oscar winning drama put his talent at the forefront, perfectly complimenting Dustin Hoffman’s incredible central performance.

His character, self-centred, avaricious Californian Charlie Babbitt, is challenged with taking care of his estranged, autistic-savant older brother Raymond Babbitt (Dustin Hoffman), takes him on a cross-country odyssey (including a particularly successful stop at a Vegas casino), in an attempt to use him as leverage for his recently deceased father’s inheritance.

Although Cruise was overlooked once awards season rolled around, this helped enhance his reputation as a serious on-screen presence and one of Hollywood’s most coveted leading men.


Jerry Maguire (1996)
Any idea what Tom Cruise said when they offered him the role of Jerry Maguire? “SHOW ME THE MONEY!!” All jokes aside, Cruise must have jumped at the chance to play this wise-cracking NBA agent after reading Cameron Crowe’s fantastic script.

As the title suggests, the film focuses on Mr. Maguire - a loud-mouth, big-shot who after being unceremoniously fired from an international sports management company, decides to get his life together and is joined on his journey of soul-searching by his only remaining client, Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.), and wistful single mother/possible love interest Dorothy Boyd (Renée Zellweger).

Though the film is set within the world of American Football, Cruise’s central performance helps it focus on his character’s journey of self-reflection, relatable to all walks of life. 


Mission: Impossible Franchise (1996 – present)
You can’t even think about Tom Cruise’s greatest ventures into film without mentioning his many missions to complete the seemingly impossible, in the Mission: Impossible series. Starting in 1996 with a fairly grounded spy thriller and one hell of a robbery scene at its heart, the franchise has developed into one of the most consistently box office breaking series of films in modern cinema.

With the latest instalment alone featuring our film superstar hanging off the side of a jet plane whilst it takes off (no CGI, just Cruise), the series has pushed itself - and it’s star talent - to take it one step further every time. We for one can’t wait for the upcoming sequel, and can’t imagine what’s next in store for agent Ethan Hunt because at this point, literally anything’s possible!


Minority Report (2002)
This modern day Sci-Fi classic was built on the recipe of Steven Spielberg, Philip K. Dick and Tom Cruise, so it was hard to believe this wasn’t ever going to be anything other than incredible. The film focuses on Dick’s familiar preoccupation with themes of concealed identity and mind control. Cruise plays John Anderton, a Washington D.C. detective in the year 2054, who works for special unit "Precrime" that arrests murderers before they have committed the actual crime based on the visions of three psychics whose prophecies of future events are never in error.

When Anderton discovers that he has been identified as the future killer of a man he's never met, he is forced to become a fugitive from his own colleagues as he tries to uncover the mystery of the victim-to-be's identity. The film is bursting with interesting ideas on where modern society is heading, with a powerful moral message at its heart, all of which is powered by the film’s star led performance.


American Made (2017)
Cruise’s latest film has been heralded as a return to the energetically charismatic Tom Cruise that thrived so much earlier in his career - and it doesn’t disappoint! Based on true events, the film follows Barry Seal’s story as he soon finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the United States. The secret operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair scandal spawns the birth of the Medellin cartel and almost brings down the Reagan White House. In the film, airline pilot Seal has to dig himself out of a number sticky situations with the Columbian cartel using his - you guessed it - charm, but eventually finds himself in way too deep in one of the biggest international scandals in US history. Cruise, as promised, is on sizzling form and you can’t help but root for his less than morally-obliging character, a spell he’s managed to cast over audiences for over 20 years now and one that looks set to continue.

AMERICAN MADE IS AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL ON DECEMBER 18 AND 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY™ AND DVD ON DECEMBER 26, 2017 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT UK

Born a King - Shooting Wrap Announcement


British-Spanish feature film production BORN A KING has completed production in Saudi Arabia, having wrapped filming  in London this summer. Inspired by real events, this historically faithful and ambitious period drama tells the remarkable story of a very young Prince Faisal of Arabia who was dispatched from the deserts of Arabia to London on a high-stakes diplomatic mission. Set in 1919, the feature is a coming-of-age story set against an epic backdrop which provides a timely and fascinating insight into historical and political issues which resonate to this day. Prince Faisal’s mission played a key role in the establishment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

With a budget of over eighteen million euros, BORN A KING is directed by Agustí Villaronga (winner of nine Goya awards, including Best Film in 2010 for ‘Pa negre’, which was selected by the Academy to represent Spain at the Oscars) and boasts a strong, mainly British cast, led by Ed Skrein (Game of Thrones, Deadpool), Hermione Corfield (Mr. Holmes), Laurence Fox (Elizabeth: The Golden Age), Kenneth Cranham (Maleficent) and James Fleet (Sense and Sensibility, Four Weddings and a Funeral). Spanish actor Rubén Ochandiano (Biutiful) also stars and Abdullah Ali makes his cinematic debut in the lead role of Prince Faisal.

BORN A KING signifies a return to feature production for producer Andrés Vicente Gómez, who won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for Belle Époque in 1994. This will be his first film production since the multi Goya nominated As Luck Would Have It in 2011. The Co-Producer is Stuart Sutherland (Celtic Ent.). The script is the work of writer and former national newspaper journalist Henry Fitzherbert (Slaughterhouse Rulez), with the collaboration of Bader Al Samari and the Spanish writer and filmmaker Ray Loriga (Teresa, The Body of Christ, My Brother's Gun).

On the film, Andrés Vicente Gómez said, "With this film we have made history, not only because it is the first European film shot in Saudi Arabia, but also because we hope to release it in a country where film theatres do not exist at the moment. We hope to raise awareness of the story of King Faisal, a key figure in the history of the Middle East.”

Stuart Sutherland said, “A young Muslim boy came to London to take on the very people in the British establishment who were drawing lines in the sand of the Middle East. It’s a remarkable and very timely story that is almost completely unknown.”

Set in 1919 and based on true events, BORN A KING tells the true story of 14 year old Faisal (Ali), the younger son of the first King of Saudi Arabia, Ibn Saud, who is dispatched from the deserts of Arabia to London by his warrior father on a high stakes diplomatic mission to secure the formation of his country.

In the frenetic post-WWI atmosphere, Faisal (Ali) becomes the first Saudi Royal to visit the UK on a politically perilous trip which lasted five months. There, he must negotiate with some of the pre-eminent figures of the age, including Lord Curzon (Cranham) and Winston Churchill (Celyn Jones), while forming a friendship with Princess Mary (Corfield) who helps guide him through the corridors of power. He is mentored by Harry St. John Philby (Skrein).  Faisal ultimately became the hugely popular King of Saudi Arabia (1964-1975), implementing modernisation and reform.

Cultural relevance of the project
This is the first Western film that is partially shot in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, thanks to the perseverance of producer Andrés Vicente Gómez, who spent four years in negotiations to obtain government permits there. Since the 1980s, cinemas have not been open to the public in Saudi Arabia, but in 2018 the government plans to open several theatres in the country as part of its Vision 2030 program, whose mission is to promote culture and entertainment, as well as focusing on initiatives such as public health, the development of cities and the achievement of environmental sustainability. As the first film offered in cinemas to the Saudi public for over 30 years BORN A KING is set to play a special role in this cultural change, with the premiere taking place in April 2018.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Driving While Black - Poster and Trailer


Sound the siren! the critically acclaimed, internationally award-winning Driving While Black, from filmmaker Paul Sapiano, opens in theaters February 1.

Based on the real life experiences of writer and lead actor Dominique Purdy, this arresting new comedy explores Purdy’s real life experiences growing up as a person of color in LA and his run ins with police.

With 32 film festival wins to date, and an ever-increasing online fanbase, Driving While Black is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated comedy releases of 2018.

Dmitri is a pizza guy who would rather smoke weed and suffer for his art, but his mom and his girl won’t stop nagging him to get a real job. When he’s offered a gig mouthing off to tourists behind the wheel of a Hollywood “star tour” bus, it looks like everyone might get what they want. Trouble is, our man can’t seem to step out the door to get to the interview without endless complications: busted radiators, simple weed scores gone sideways and LAPD cruisers seemingly everywhere. Dmitri’s skill at going unnoticed by cops is honed by painful experiences growing up Black in L.A., but even his keen survival instincts won’t save him from the week from hell.

With a jovial swagger to its walking pace, Driving While Black is half comedy of errors and half hard-bitten realism, tucked into a sly treatise on 21st-century over-policing.

Driving While Black hits theaters across the U.S 2/1 from Artist Rights Distribution, Inc.


Monday, 11 December 2017

Ready Player One - Official Trailer and Poster


Synopsis
The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse.  But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance).  When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world.  When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

Joining Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse, Mud), Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Bates Motel), Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One – A Star Wars Story, Bloodline) and T.J. Miller (Deadpool, Silicon Valley), with Simon Pegg (the Star Trek movies, the Mission: Impossible movies) and Oscar winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, Dunkirk) round out the cast. Directed by Spielberg from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, Ready Player One was produced by Spielberg, Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Dan Farah; with Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Chris DeFaria and Bruce Berman as executive producers. The film is slated for release worldwide beginning 30th March, 2018, and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Alita: Battle Angel - First Trailer


Visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY) create a groundbreaking new heroine in ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an action-packed story of hope, love and empowerment. Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita (Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic.  When Alita awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in.  Everything is new to Alita, every experience a first. 

As she learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield Alita from her mysterious past while her street-smart new friend, Hugo (Keean Johnson), offers instead to help trigger her memories.  A growing affection develops between the two until deadly forces come after Alita and threaten her newfound relationships.

It is then that Alita discovers she has extraordinary fighting abilities that could be used to save the friends and family she’s grown to love. Determined to uncover the truth behind her origin, Alita sets out on a journey that will lead her to take on the injustices of this dark, corrupt world, and discover that one young woman can change the world in which she lives.


Friday, 8 December 2017

Interview with Brett Bentman - writer-director of Apocalypse Road


Brett Bentman, writer-director of the new apocalyptic thriller Apocalypse Road (now available on VOD), tells us what he loves about filmmaking.


Do you have to be a fan of movies like this to want to make one? I imagine it helps?

Oh yeah. I love movie that carry a heavy dramatic narrative, then punch you in the gut with some action and slam your eyes with some uncomfortable gore. We were able to mix all of these elements I love into one film.


When did you come up with the idea?

I had just wrapped a western that went horribly wrong. When I came home I wrote AR and told my team we were going to make a film the right way, with the right producers behind it from day one. I wanted to re-invent myself with this script and I wanted to put the viewer in the shoes of Sarah and Natalie West. It’s one thing to make a movie where you go from scene to scene to scene, with actors who just read lines and move on, to a film like AR where the cast and crew are literally bleeding for the story. Makes you feel a sense of pride.


How much have post-apocalyptic movies like Mad Max or even The Hunger Games inspired the libretto here?

Not a lot, but some. I took more inspiration from The Road and The Revenant. We shot on one camera with two lenses on a gimbal 90% of the time. We had to use a ton of natural light and put thought into not having power most of the time. It was fun, tiring, but fun.


How did pitch it to your investors? What do you think led them to pulling the trigger?

Our sole investor was Bill Nicholas who is a close personal friend and has serves as my executive producer on all of my feature films. It wasn’t so much a pitch of the film, more of the idea that Bill believed in me as a filmmaker that brought him back in the fold. Plus, he gets a little cameo in the film, so everyone is happy!


Can you talk about the look of the film? What did you shoot on?

We shot on a sony a7sii. We kept the camera moving at all times. We wanted to give the illusion that the viewer is in the middle of the shot. Going through cars and things like that all while moving the camera on a ronin. We shot in real abandoned locations with no AC or heat. I wanted this film to have long takes with natural light. We did it all when others said we were nuts. We weren’t nuts, we just wouldn’t take no for an answer. Michael Ray Lewis, who shot the film, had to be exhausted every night. He would be running all day, he never sat down.


What do you love about filmmaking?

I love that at the end of the day we are telling a story and making it come to life. We keep it light on set. We have fun, but we work our asses off too. We aren’t curing cancer, we are making a movie. How cool is that?


Interview with Isabella Blake-Thomas


Isabella Blake-Thomas reconnects with her grandmother in the heart-warming new film Kepler’s Dream, currently screening in theaters and available on InDemand.


How did Kepler’s Dream come about, Izabella?

My mum took me to an open audition in London for a children’s TV show and out of a few thousand children l got the job alongside three other kids. This was just the beginning.


Sounds like you have some good support in your mum!?

My mum has always supported me and driven me wherever and whenever I’ve needed to go somewhere. She also helped coach me as she is a film director.


Fantastic. Has it been hard to break in? it’s competitive out there, I imagine?

The industry is still just as competitive but now there are multiple platforms for you to get spotted such as YouTube or any social media platform allowing everyone to be able to give the industry a go.


Was this movie shot a while ago?

Yes, it was shot three years ago. Sometimes it can take that long for films to come out though.


What was the main appeal of it, for you?

l loved the idea of being the protagonist in a family film. No swearing, no violence just a lovely story.


Did you get to know your co-stars before filming began?

There was only a day to rehearse altogether but we mixed as much as we could and I’m not supposed to know or like Holland Taylor, my grandmother, so it was important we didn’t get to know each other much. Once shooting started though we all became friends very quickly.


Was there a scene that was hard to film?

It was hard seeing my mum in hospital, l just imagined it was my mum and so it wasn’t hard to get upset.


What do you hope people get out of this movie?

l hope people are inspired to feel hopeful when dealing with difficult family or health situations.


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Tomb Raider - Image, Trailer and Featurette


SYNOPSIS AND FURTHER INFO:
Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.

Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her Dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous. Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who - against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit - must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider.




Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald - Synopsis and Further Info


SYNOPSIS AND FURTHER INFO:
At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Redmayne).  But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead.  Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

“FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD” is being directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling, and produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.


The Shape of Water - Official International Trailer


Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael
Stuhlbarg and Octavia Spencer

The Shape of Water is an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.

THE SHAPE OF WATER is released in cinemas across the UK on 14 February 2018


Walk With Me - Poster and Trailer


With unprecedented access, ‘Walk With Me’ takes us deep inside the worldfamous monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, and captures the life of a monastic community who have given up all their possessions for one common purpose – to practice the art of mindfulness.

Filmed over three years, this visceral film is a meditation on a community determined to develop a deep sense of presence, not just for themselves but for all those they love.

As the seasons come and go, the monastics’ inner journey is amplified by insights from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Premiering at SXSW Film Festival, and screening at the 2017 London Film Festival, WALK WITH ME gains a personal insight through its candid interviews with the monks and nuns who have decided to leave their families to follow in Thich Nhat Hanh’s footsteps.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi | Featurette "Training for The Last Jedi"


In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of the UK’s biggest film of all time, The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.         

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman. J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski and Jason McGatlin are the executive producers.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is released in UK cinemas on 14 December 2017

Monday, 4 December 2017

Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel Hits Theaters


Los Angeles, CA - Surge of Power Enterprises is proud to announce the theatrical debut of the long-anticipated sequel to the groundbreaking and lighthearted superhero movie "Surge of Power: The Stuff of Heroes."  "Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel" will begin with a weeklong run in Los Angeles before fighting crime in additional cities.

Creator Vincent J. Roth returns to the cape-clad title role of Surge, cinema's first out gay superhero.  Roth is joined by a star-studded cast representing the forces of good and evil including "Star Trek" alums Nichelle Nichols and Robert Picardo, comedian Bruce Vilanch, "SuperFriends!" Shannon Farnon, Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts, The Exorcist's Linda Blair, "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" star Gil Gerard and the original Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno.  The award-winning film has screened at festivals and conventions across the globe, taking home prizes for Best Comedy, Best Villain, Best Special Effects and Most Inspirational Lead Character.

Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel will open January 5 in Los Angeles, expand to New York on January 19 and continue nationwide.

Synopsis:
Surge's nemesis, the Metal Master, is out of jail and trying to reconcile with his estranged parents (Blair, Gerard) and tempted to continue a life of crime by Augur (Roberts), archnemesis of the wise Omen (Nichols, Picardo).  Augur sends Metal Master to Las Vegas for mysterious crystals.  Needing more crime fighting help, Surge activates the artificial intelligence in the Surgemobile (Vilanch, Farnon). Augur emerges from the shadows back in Big City, causing Omen to step into the fray, which alerts The Council, a supervillain cabal bent on world domination.  Facing more enemies than ever before, Surge must do whatever it takes to save mankind.


James Franco is The Disaster Artist - In Cinemas Wednesday


The hilarious and critically acclaimed The Disaster Artist, directed by James Franco, and starring Dave Franco as Greg Sestero, James Franco as Tommy Wiseau, Seth Rogen and Alison Brie, is in selected cinemas now and nationwide on December 6.

SYNOPSIS:
James Franco transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau—an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable—into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds. Based on Greg Sestero’s best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy’s cult-classic “disasterpiece” The Room (“The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”), The Disaster Artist is a hilarious and welcome reminder that there is more than one way to become a legend—and no limit to what you can achieve when you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing.

WIN AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER ON DVD – AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL AND DVD DECEMBER 11


Hailed as “a wake-up-call” (Frankie Crossley, Miro Magazine) and “skillfully put together” (Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent), the eye-opening and compelling AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER arrives on Digital Download and DVD December 11th. To celebrate the release, we are giving you the chance to win a copy on DVD!

Ten years after the Academy Award®-winning An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change to the forefront of mainstream culture, the 2017 Environmental Media Association (EMA) Award-winning documentary AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER follows former Vice President Al Gore as he continues his tireless fight, traveling around the globe to educate and inspire the next generation of climate champions.  This “daring, urgent and exhilarating follow-up” (Josh Dickey, Mashable) shows that while the stakes have never been higher, the solutions to the climate crisis are still within our reach.

You can buy An Inconvenient Truth Sequel from Amazon using the link below which opens in a new window.
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (DVD)

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Saturday, 2 December 2017

Disney Pixar’s - Coco New Trailer – Moments Worth Paying For


With the eagerly anticipated January 2018 release of the brand new adventure from Disney·Pixar, the Industry Trust are continuing their Moments Worth Paying For campaign to combat film piracy with an exclusive trailer for Coco.

With behind the scenes footage of the Pixar Studios animators at work, the exclusive trailer focuses on the hilarious and deeply emotive scenes that make us laugh, cry or jump for joy - unforgettable movie moments that must be seen in the very best quality on the big screen.

The Industry Trust’s consumer education campaign continues to deliver the core message – inspiring audiences to choose the big screen experience. Like the others in the Moments Worth Paying For series, the trailer directs audiences to the industry-funded film search engine, FindAnyFilm.com, which signposts legal content sources, so they can book, buy and watch at their convenience.

Disney·Pixar’s Coco comes to UK cinemas on Friday 19th January 2018 with advanced previews 13th & 14th of January

SYNOPSIS:
The movie, which has already touched the hearts of millions of families to become the biggest film of all time in Mexico as well as winning over critics worldwide, follows the story of Miguel, a young boy who, despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel and his faithful sidekick Dante find themselves in the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Héctor and together they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. The film features the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt and Gael Garcia Bernal.

Friday, 1 December 2017

SPENT, an award-winning dark comedy, in theaters and VOD 12/15


SPENT, the award-winning new dark comedy from writer-director Lisa Mikitarian, hits theaters and VOD December 15 from Indie Rights.

Winner Best Comedy at the American Filmatic Arts Awards, SPENT is a tale of greed, love, and most of all...rat poison.

Ruthless People meets Fargo in a delicious homage to ‘40s dark comedy about a wife and son that live it up while their miser-rat of a husband/father lies in a hospital bed--death by brain tumor imminent. It's all fun and games until he experiences a miraculous 4th of July recovery.

SPENT, featuring “a great story with good direction melded with the right cast and crew”*, opens December 15 in LA theaters and on VOD.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

"D-Love" - New Poster and Trailer - directed by and stars Elena Beuca


Elena Beuca's film has taken the festival circuit by storm, winning an astonishing ten consecutive Best Feature Film honors and is just about to begin its theatrical run on December 8.

In her semi-autobiographical directorial feature film debut, Elena Beuca  (Connectivity, Get Him To The Greek, Enlightened) stars in the lead role of Stefania alongside her husband and D-Love writer, Dave Rogers (Play On, Siblings). The film co-stars Ditlev Darmakaya as the wanderer and A Perfect Circle’s Billy Howerdel, who also composed the stunning original musical score for the film.

A couple with longstanding marital issues lands at LAX after a failed getaway. For a few years now, Stefania has been unhappy in a job she detests, while Dan still dealing with his grief, hasn't worked in years. Their strain is amplified when a Danish vagabond asks for a ride and much to his wife's horror, Dan offers to bring this total stranger to their home. How will this affect the already strained couple? Over the course of three days, Stefania comes to discover that the desired change doesn’t always come in the package that we want or expect.

"D-Love" has been submitted to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for consideration for the Golden Globe Awards.

D-love OFFICIAL Trailer from CRANKYPANTS PRODUCTIONS on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Gary Sinyor - Director of The Unseen, takes on Disney's CEO Bob Iger in the clash for UK Cinema Venues this December


28th November 2017: London, UK - Gary Sinyor, director of critically acclaimed The Unseen, has taken the unusual step of taking out an advertisement in this week's Guardian newspaper asking Disney CEO Bob Iger to release one cinema screen in Central London so he can show his British film.

The Unseen, which stars Jasmine Hyde, Richard Flood and Simon Cotton, has been hailed as a gripping Hitchcock inspired thriller. It was made with a crew of just 8 and a budget of one thousandth that of the Disney juggernaut. It follows the story of a couple who lose their son in a tragic accident, only to then be haunted by his voice. The film has received amazing reviews yet the multiplexes and even the small independents only have eyes for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Understandably, with box office takings struggling each year, the film offers a big pay day at the end of the year to all involved but it doesn't give audiences much choice about what to see and that's frustrating for British film-makers.

"The new Star Wars film is going to be not just in every cinema complex but also nearly every screen and for nearly every performance. Disney's terms were so strict that American cinema chains threatened to boycott it. One small screen in Central London would have a negligible effect on them but means a huge amount to an independent British feature film. With such outstanding reviews for The Unseen a direct appeal to the head of Disney to release a screen was the obvious thing to do" says Gary.

Gemma (Jasmine Hyde) and Will (Richard Flood) are shattered when their son dies in an accident. Gemma blames herself and starts to have panic attacks that affect her eyesight - and the audience's point of view. Will, tormented, believes he is hearing his son's voice calling out to him. To escape their grief, Gemma suggests they take up Paul's (Simon Cotton) offer to stay at his Lake District country getaway. Gemma, helped by ex-pharmacist Paul, tries to stop her panic attacks with medication. Will, unable to hear to his son in his bedroom back home, antagonizes Paul and suddenly goes home. Gemma is now reliant on Paul who appears to be developing genuine feelings for her welfare. Love, grief, and the frailty of the human condition are all brought to the fore as Gemma Will and Paul are caught up in a descent into violence, both psychological and ultimately physical.

Gary has previously directed Leon The Pig Farmer and The Bachelor
The Unseen will be in UK Cinemas from 15th December - Book your tickets here: https://www.ourscreen.com/film/The-Unseen

Monday, 27 November 2017

Interview with Baron Jay Star of The Condo


From Gravitas Ventures comes an instant urban comedy classic that paints The Hangover only slightly tipsy, The Condo!

Baron Jay Films and director James Cullen Bressack invite you to an abode of laughs and lust, available from December 5!

Four married friends buy a condo to share as a bachelor pad, a place to bring their mistresses, until the wives and girlfriends bust the cheating spouses!
Trae Ireland (#FromJennifer), Jackie Moore (Pernicious), Baron Jay (Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp), Michael Joseph (Restoration), Tracy “Stresh” Mcnulty (Emma’s Chance), Chris Sapone, Aria London, and Johanna Rae (Psychos) lead an outrageous cast of characters in The Condo, a hot Winter comedy available digitally 12/5 from Gravitas Ventures.

Produced by Baron Jay and Michael Joseph for Baron Jay Film Group, directed by horror genre veteran James Cullen Bressack (Bethany) and penned by Bill Dumas & Bill Maroni.


When and where did the idea for “The Condo” come up?

The idea of the “The Condo” came about when I was binge watching DVD movies that I checked out from the public library in North Hollywood. While lying in bed I watched “The Apartment” Directed and written by Billy Wilder and staring Jack Lemmon. The premise of “The Apartment” A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue. When I watched movies I always put myself in the characters shoes and play the game in my mind…what would I do and how will I react; from that visual experience I develop the idea of “ The Condo and I commissioned Bill Morroni to write the script who is a directed that directed my first feature film “Safe House” not the Safe House starring Denzel Washington….lol…


What appealed to you about producing this particular film?

What appeal to me about producing this particular film “The Condo was giving myself permission to produce, act and utilize my creative entrepreneurial instincts. I was tired of waiting around for someone to give me permission to utilize my gifts and talents. I said to myself if all the grocery stores close down for a year….I would not let myself starve to death because I enjoy food and I love living life. I would learn how to garden and cook my own food. So I lean how to produce (the garden) the acting (the food). I enjoy films that are character driven with a multi-cultural cast with a few locations and “The Condo” I like the premise of “The Condo” a group of guys coming together to solve a problem that all of them was experiencing in fun child like way. After I produced the film I realized that men actually have and do have a man cave where they take their mistresses.


Being a comedy, was it hard to ground? How do you maintain that balance?

It was not hard to ground. Want nothing and get everything. I maintain balance by listening to the other characters, reacting in the moment and do not tried to be funny……just be present and everything will work itself like the digestion of food.


By the same token, what kind of pointers do you give your actors that they don’t play it too over-the-top?

I tell my actors; just react how you would in a real life situation and this pointer usually help them not too be over the top. By the way when you are doing a independent film on a used car budget its like doing theater because you only get 1 take not 10 takes as you would in a studio film or bigger budget film.


Tell us about putting together the cast. Who gets the credit there?

I follow my angel like gut instincts about the cast. I did not audition people in a room with a camera. I invited everyone to have lunch with me at Shakey’s Pizza and had a conversation with them. I wanted new fresh faces. I also asked each other to invest as well and 70% of them invested.


And are you anything like Duke?

I am like Duke in some ways and those some ways you will need to discover. Enjoy the movie.


The Condo is on VOD December 5



Friday, 24 November 2017

Home Entertainment Release Announcement for The Mother Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem


Director Darren Aronofsky’s Visually Arresting Psychological Thriller Comes Home on Digital January 8 and on DVD, Blu-ray™ & 4K Ultra HD™ January 22, 2018

Acclaimed director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) delivers “a mind-blowing masterpiece” (Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”) with the extraordinarily original mother!, arriving first on Digital January 8, 2018 and on DVD, Blu-ray™ & 4K Ultra HD™ January 22, 2018.


Described as “darkly exhilarating” (Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times) and “Aronofsky’s most daring film yet” (Ben Croll, Indiewire), mother! stunned critics and audiences around the world.  Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem star in the visually arresting psychological thriller that will leave your heart pounding and your mind blown.  The film also stars Oscar® nominees Ed Harris** and Michelle Pfeiffer***, along with Domhnall Gleeson, Brian Gleeson and Jovan Adepo.

The mother! DVD, Blu-ray™ & 4K Ultra HD™ include over 30 minutes of in-depth bonus content. Join director Darren Aronofsky and the cast as they discuss the production of the movie and take us through its spectacular finale. Plus, check out the incredible makeup effects that made mother! a visual tour de force.


Stronger - New Clip and a New Featurette


Synopsis
Stronger is the inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become the symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Jeff, a 27-year-old, working-class Boston man who was at the marathon to try and win back his ex-girlfriend Erin (Tatiana Maslany). Waiting for her at the finish line when the blast occurs, he loses both his legs in the attack. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the bombers, but his own battle has just begun. He tackles months of physical and emotional rehabilitation with the unwavering support of Erin and his family.

It is Jeff’s deeply personal account of the heroic journey that tests a family’s bond, defines a community’s pride and inspires his inner courage to overcome devastating adversity. Filled with raw emotion, humanity and humour, Stronger is the inspirational real-life story of the man who became the living embodiment of “Boston Strong.” The film also stars Academy Award® nominee Miranda Richardson and is directed by David Gordon Green.

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Clancy Brown
Directed by: David Gordon Green
Screenplay by: John Pollono
Based on: The book by Jeff Bauman and Bret Witter
Produced by: Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michel Litvak, Scott Silver
Executive Produced by: Gary Michael Walters, Jeffrey Stott, Anthony Mattero, Nicolas Stern, Riva Marker, Alexander Young, Peter McGuigan

STRONGER is out in UK cinemas 8th December.



Thursday, 23 November 2017

Journeyman - New Trailer


Paddy Considine’s second feature JOURNEYMAN will be released by STUDIOCANAL on 16th February 2018. Considine not only wrote and directed the film but also stars alongside Jodie Whittaker (Upcoming Doctor Who), Anthony Welsh (My Brother The Devil), Tony Pitts (War Horse) and Paul Popplewell (’71). Many of the supporting cast make their acting debuts and take on roles that closely mirror their actual professions with appearances from boxers, boxing commentators, nurses and occupational therapists. Journeyman was developed and shot in close collaboration with the boxing community and medical profession. The film is produced by Diarmid Scrimshaw (who also worked with Considine on Dog Altogether and Tyrannosaur) and is financed by Film4, the BFI, Screen Yorkshire, and the Wellcome Trust.

Journeyman tells the story of middleweight boxing champion Matty Burton (Paddy Considine). After winning a punishing title defense on points, Matty collapses at home. The journey towards regaining his speech, movement and memory will be the toughest fight he’ll ever face, and the prize could not be greater, for his relationship with his wife Emma (Jodie Whittaker) and baby daughter Mia are on the line… Journeyman is a powerful and beautiful story about loss and, ultimately, triumph. It's about our identity, and how in life we sometimes have to dig deep into our soul to discover who we really are.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Danielle Harris' INOPERABLE Checks Into Cinemas December 1st


Los Angeles, CA - Zorya Films and Millman Productions are putting scream queen Danielle Harris under the knife with the December 1st theatrical release of Christopher Lawrence Chapman's Inoperable.  Harris (Halloween 4 & 5, Rob Zombie's Halloween, the Hatchet franchise) stars as Amy, a hospital patient who must battle nature and the supernatural before she ends up trapped for eternity.  Chapman directed from a script he co-wrote with producer Jeff Miller.  Inoperable will open December 1st in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Houston, Phoenix, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, Cleveland and Minneapolis for weeklong runs.


A young woman wakes up in a seemingly evacuated hospital with a hurricane approaching. She realizes the storm has awakened malevolent forces, trapping her in a time loop. She must escape the hospital before the storm passes or she will be trapped in its halls forever.

Coco - New UK Trailer


Disney•Pixar’s COCO becomes the highest-grossing film of all time in Mexico after only 19 days at the box office. COCO set the international box office record in Mexico’s local currency after taking 827M pesos ($43.1M)* with audiences taking this new Pixar adventure to their hearts making it a true phenomenon. The results follow extensive research by the filmmakers into Mexican culture and it’s people so that they could immerse the audience in the culture that would anchor their story. They approached their research from many directions—enlisting consultants and experts, studying Mexican art, film and music, and traveling throughout Mexico to experience the traditions, meet the people and see first-hand where their characters would live.

COCO features two distinct worlds: the Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead. Aspiring musician Miguel and his family hail from Santa Cecilia, a charming town with a bustling central plaza where residents congregate. The look and feel of Santa Cecilia is inspired by villages visited by the filmmakers during research trips—but those trips did so much more. “The story of ‘Coco’ is inspired by Mexico’s people, cultures and traditions,” says director Lee Unkrich. “The people of Mexico made us think about our own families, our own histories and how that makes us who we are today. We are grateful for the opportunities afforded to us, and we can honestly say we are different people as a result of our experiences.”

Synopsis:
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Héctor (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Monday, 20 November 2017

The Disaster Artist | New UK trailer


With The Disaster Artist, director James Franco (As I Lay Dying, Child of God) transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau—an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable—into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Beverly Hills Lizard People sets director Lisa Ovies


Cthulhu Crush Productions have announced that filmmaker Lisa Ovies will direct horror-comedy Beverly Hills Lizard People.

Written by Cthulu Crush’s Jody Wheeler, Beverly Hills Lizard People is described as a mix of Slither and Scream, and tells of an ancient race of shape-shifting Lizard People from the depths of the Earth who return to the surface to reclaim what was once theirs: Beverly Hills.

An estimated 12.5 million Americans believe in the existence of Lizard People.

Wheeler and Steve Parker produce for Cthulhu Crush Productions alongside I No.Films.

Ovies is an award winning producer, director and actress. Her feature Taking My Parents to Burning Man took home audience choice awards at the Sonoma International Film Festival, the Newport Beach Film Festival and the Maui Film Festival. Puppet Killer, currently in post, has gotten huge buzz and anticipation based on its unique premise.

“Lisa got BHLP from word one. She not only got the horror elements, but the moments of humor peppered through the script, laughs that emerged from the terror, not in spite of it,” Wheeler said.

“Everyone swears they’ve met people who were not quite human,” Parker said. “Who knows? They may indeed have been shape-shifting reptilians looking to rule the world.  Or just looking to improve their tan.”

“I had to direct this,” Ovies said. “It’s a crazy blend of horror, humor, and personal empowerment — precisely the kind of stories I love to tell. I’m looking forward to getting people to wonder what’s really beneath the skin of their best friends or loved ones.”

Ovies is represented by Moving Pictures Talent & Entertainment Group.

Beverly Hills Lizard People will be the fourth Cthulhu Crush Production, whose films include Love, Colin and the current horror flick WTF!. Wheeler and Parker were also creatives on cult hits Judas Kiss and The Dark Place.

Production is slated to begin Summer 2018, in Vancouver, Canada.


Official Synopsis
Disturbed from their ancient slumber by the excavation of a cross-town subway, the ancient reptilian masters of a faded empire strike out to reclaim what was once theirs: Beverly Hills.

Ground zero for their invasion? A once popular, though now faded, hotel, currently the site of a reality TV cooking show competition, and directly overhead of their secret city. Can the collection of unlikely contestants — ambitious, backstabbing, and determined — stop the shape-shifting Terrors From Below below before the reptilian ravagers achieve their goal of conquering first Beverly Hills and then the world?


Thursday, 16 November 2017

Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald - First Image


Warner Bros. Pictures announces “FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD” as the title of the second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™.  Opening November 16, 2018, the film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp.

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Redmayne).  But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead.  Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

“FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD” is being directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling, and produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.

(Left to right) JUDE LAW plays a young ALBUS DUMBLEDORE, taking on the mantle of one of J.K. Rowling’s most beloved characters; EZRA MILLER makes a return as the enigmatic CREDENCE, whose fate was unknown at the end of the first film; CLAUDIA KIM appears as a Maledictus, the carrier of a blood curse that destines her ultimately to transform into a beast; ZOË KRAVITZ plays LETA LESTRANGE, who had once been close to Newt Scamander but is now engaged to his brother; CALLUM TURNER joins the cast as Newt’s older brother, THESEUS SCAMANDER, a celebrated war hero and the Head of the Auror Office at the British Ministry of Magic; KATHERINE WATERSTON returns as TINA GOLDSTEIN, who has been reinstated as an Auror for MACUSA; EDDIE REDMAYNE stars again as wizarding world Magizoologist NEWT SCAMANDER, who has now gained fame in the wizarding world as the author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; DAN FOGLER reprises the role of the only No-Maj in the group, JACOB KOWALSKI; ALISON SUDOL reprises the part of Tina’s free-spirited sister, QUEENIE GOLDSTEIN, a Legilimens who can read minds; and JOHNNY DEPP returns as the powerful Dark wizard GELLERT GRINDELWALD in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD.”


The Mercy - Poster and Trailer


LONDON, 16 November - STUDIOCANAL releases the first trailer, poster and images for THE MERCY coming to cinemas 9th February 2018.

Following his Academy Award® winning film The Theory of Everything, James Marsh directs the incredible true story of Donald Crowhurst (COLIN FIRTH, The King’s Speech, Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Railway Man), an amateur sailor who competed in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in the hope of becoming the first person in history to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe without stopping. With an unfinished boat and his business and house on the line, Donald leaves his wife, Clare (RACHEL WEISZ, The Light Between Oceans, The Lobster) and their children behind, hesitantly embarking on an adventure on his boat the Teignmouth Electron.

Co-starring DAVID THEWLIS (Anomalisa, The Theory of Everything) and KEN STOTT (‘War & Peace’, The Hobbit), and produced by Blueprint Pictures (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, In Bruges), the story of Crowhurst's dangerous solo voyage and the struggles he confronted on the epic journey while his family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

The Cutlass - Poster and Trailer


A young tourist is abducted by a dangerous sociopath in the jungle of Trinidad in the award-winning action-thriller The Cutlass, on VOD this December from Wild Eye Releasing.

A young tourist is abducted from her family into the jungles of Trinidad by a dangerous, armed sociopath. While the authorities and her family attempt to find her with no success, she is forced to mentally and physically outmaneuver her captor in an effort to stay alive and escape to safety.

Lisa-Bel Hirschman, Arnold Goindhan and screen veteran Kirk Baltz (Reservoir Dogs, Natural Born Killers) star in a Darisha J. Beresford film.

Inspired by true events, The Cutlass is “a rewarding experience worthy of multiple viewings” (RedMangoReviews) available on digital across the US on 12/12.


Thursday, 9 November 2017

Game Night | First trailer starring Jason Bateman & Rachel McAdams


Let the games begin in the first teaser trailer for action-comedy, Game Night, starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams.

Things take an unexpected turn for a group whose couples weekly game night becomes a murder mystery party…. but as the six uber-competitive friends set out to solve the case they start to wonder…is it more than a game? Joining Bateman and McAdams in the cast are Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe), Billy Magnussen (Bridge of Spies) and Danny Houston (Wonder Women).

The film will be released worldwide beginning March 2, 2018.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

The Best Movie Moustaches


We don’t know about you but there’s something very special about a well-defined moustache in a movie, don’t you agree?

To mark the start of Movember, we’re celebrating some of our favourite facial fuzz featured in film. So whether you’re looking for a bit of inspiration as you cultivate your own facial hair, or want to remind yourself of these classic film moments, grab some snacks, raid the DVD shelf and settle in for a moustache themed Movie Weekender marathon….

Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat)
While we might all love Borat’s classic handlebar, spare a thought for Sasha Baron Cohen’s wife Isla Fisher, who said of the actor’s The Dictator beard, “The good news is the beard came off in the evening. So I did not have to look at the beard, unlike the Borat handlebar moustache which I was saddled with for months and months."

Ralph Fiennes (Grand Budapest Hotel)
There are 10 eye-catching (should that be teeth-catching?) beards and tashes in Grand Budapest Hotel, but Ralph Fiennes is one of the favourites. According to the film’s hair and make-up designer, it was based on Austrian-born actor Anton Walbrook and a variety of fakes were used before Fiennes grew the real deal.

Matt Dillon (There's Something About Mary)
A pencil moustache so slim it borders on John Waters territory. Well done to Matt Dillion for pulling off this tricky style with such aplomb. Metaphorically we mean - it’s real hair so pulling off is not possible.

Ben Stiller (Dodgeball)
While a moustache can provide sophistication, that’s not always the case. Not in comedy anyway. When Ben Stiller had to shoot a scene with his real-life wife Christine Taylor, he found she couldn’t stop laughing at his facial hair. Since it was a fake, hopefully he wasn’t too insulted.

Will Ferrell (Anchorman)
Where would Ron Burgundy be without his moustache? Will Ferrell’s glorious facial hair has made the iconic character a fancy dress favourite. But perhaps it’s better to avoid drinking milk in it…

Paddy Considine (Hot Fuzz)
Hot Fuzz by name, hot fuzz by nature… well, if we’re talking about Paddy Considine’s facial hair anyway. While we give Considine full credit for his acting, the tash certainly helped him so convincingly portray a detective.

Robert Redford (Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid)
They don’t grow them like they used to, do they? Robert Redford’s The Sundance Kid fuzz comes from a pre-ironic era, when tashes weren’t tainted by the 1980s adult industry.

Brad Pitt (Inglourious Basterds)
Brad Pitt sported this classic pencil so well, the style became known as ‘Aldo Raine’ in barbers after the film’s 2009 release. Extra kudos to the actor for keeping his facial hair for the entire Inglourious Basterds promo tour.

Samuel L Jackson (Pulp Fiction)
True fact, Samuel L Jackson’s character was originally meant to rock a huge afro in this movie, but a production runner picked up the wrong wig from a store. Regardless of the hair style, this horseshoe moustache, paired with fine sideburns, is perfect for the character.

Sam Elliott (The Big Lebowski)
Sam Elliott has rocked some seriously awesome moustaches through his career, but this handlebar is a firm favourite. Along with the actor’s gravelly voice, it’s gained a legendary status. Hair goals indeed.

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Competition: Win Dark Night on DVD


Dark Night is out on DVD on November 13th and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis:
Based on harrowing real events, DARK NIGHT tells an increasingly common story of violence in contemporary America, where a suburban landscape plays witness to the inevitable, unfolding evens that culminate in a Cineplex massacre.

Over the course of one day, from sunrise to midnight, six strangers - the shooter among them - share in the new American nightmare.

Starring:
Anna Rose Hopkins, Robert Jumper, Karina Macias, Conor A. Murphy, Aaron Purvis

You can buy this from Amazon UK using the following link that opens in a new window.
Dark Night [DVD] [2017]


COMPETITION CLOSED

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