Tuesday 28 February 2017

MOONLIGHT rockets up the UK box-office chart

MOONLIGHT rocketed up the UK box-office chart yesterday (Monday) following its Oscar success on Sunday night.

MOONLIGHT – which picked up the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor – shot up to number 4 at the UK box-office (behind films playing on twice as many screens) and had by far the highest per-screen average of any film in top 15, selling out many performances.

Last night also saw a one-night only expansion from 170 screens to 239.  Scheduled in anticipation of some Oscar success, this expansion made the per-screen average figure even more impressive.  So successful were some of the new screens, that MOONLIGHT will now continue to play in them throughout the week.

From Friday (March 3)  MOONLIGHT will play on 280 screens across the UK, adding 90 to last Friday's expansion.

MOONLIGHT is released in the UK by Altitude Film Distribution.

Monday 27 February 2017

The Mason Brothers Official Theatrical Trailer #1 (2017)

The film, about a group of outlaws that attempt to reveal their brothers killer from a neighboring gang after being set up during a bank heist, features Brandon Pearson, Matthew Webb, Michael Whelan, Julien Cesario, Chris Park (Sons of Anarchy), Nazo Brava and Sutliff, who also makes his directorial debut on the KS PICTURES LLC release.
Sutliff’s  film, the script of which was inspired by Brian De Palma’s The Untouchables and Reservoir Dogs, will premiere at the Egyptian theater in Hollywood on April 11 followed by a limited, multi-theater theatrical release beginning April 14.

In Theaters April 14th 2017

Studio: KS Films
Cast: Keith Sutliff, Brandon Pearson, Matthew Webb, Michael Whelan, Julien Cesario, Chris Park, Nazo Brava
Director: Keith Sutliff

Competition: Win Iron Men on DVD

Iron Men is out on DVD on 6th March and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies of the DVD to give away.

As the 2015/16 football season drew to a close West Ham United bade farewell to its sacred Boleyn Ground after 112 years of occupation and moved, lock, stock and barrel, to the London Stadium up the road; a momentous relocation that has been recorded with the gravitas and passion it deserves in documentary film IRON MEN.

IRON MEN tells the story of this tumultuous and historical transfer through the voices of club captain and local boy Mark Noble, the manager Slaven Bilic, Hollywood actor Ray Winstone, the owners David Gold, David Sullivan and Karren Brady, the local traders and most importantly, through the fans on the terraces; the people who have stuck by the club through thick and thin and cemented a community together for more than a century.

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Iron Men [DVD]

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Which Football team is this DVD about?

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Sunday 26 February 2017

Ice Guardians - Official Trailer

Exploring one of the most controversial and provocative positions in the history of sport, ‘Ice Guardians’ journeys into the lives of those who perform what is undoubtedly the toughest job within the National Hockey League today, the enforcer. Very few understand this position and even fewer appreciate what is involved in becoming one. It’s a punishing profession unlike any other, holding little mercy for its candidates on or off the ice. Born out of self policing a game where 200 pound men fly towards each other on metal blades with sticks, the role now finds itself facing the scrutiny of national newspapers, on-line blogs and TV news casts.

Due to its violent nature, it has drawn opinions from both fans and critics alike. But what do we really know? What led to its spectacular rise? What purpose does it serve in the eyes of its beholders and what drives them forward in the face of adversity? Ice Guardians steps beyond the hype and heads directly to the source of the debate… the players themselves. Through their eyes, tough exteriors are shed to reveal the humanity behind a role that struggles to maintain its existence.

On VOD March 7th 2017

Studio: Upstream Flix
Cast: Kelly Chase, Jay Baruchel, Dave "The Hammer" Schultz, Clark Gillies, Dave Semenko.
Director: Brett Harvey

Bethany - New Poster and Trailer - Starring Tom Green and Shannen Doherty

Tom Green (Road Trip, Freddy got Fingered) and Shannen Doherty (Charmed, Beverly Hills 90210) star in the spine-chilling Bethany, from acclaimed filmmaker James Cullen Bressack (Pernicious, To Jennifer), in theaters and On Demand this April.

After Claire's mother dies, she and her husband move back to her childhood home only to have the abusive and traumatic memories of her mother come back and bring unrest into the house. Claire soon finds herself in a fog of past and present when her imaginary friend from childhood begins haunting her memories. What is this terrifying thing that is trying to reach out to her, and what does it want?

Stefanie Estes (If Looks Could Kill), Zack Ward (Restoration), Keith Jardine (John Wick), Leon Russom (TV’s Prison Break) and Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp) star in a film by James Cullen Bressack.

Written by James Cullen Bressack and Zack Ward, Bethany releases in theaters and On Demand April 7 via Uncork’d Entertainment.

Friday 24 February 2017

Table 19 | Official HD Trailer - Starring Anna Kendrick, Craig Robinson, June Squibb, Lisa Kudrow, Stephen Merchant

Table 19 is released in UK cinemas on 7th April 2017

Starring Anna Kendrick, Craig Robinson, June Squibb, Lisa Kudrow, Stephen Merchant, Tony Revolori, Wyatt Russell and Amanda Crew

Ex-maid of honor Eloise (Anna Kendrick) - having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text - decides to hold her head up high and attend her oldest friend's wedding anyway. She finds herself seated at the 'random' table in the back of the ballroom with a disparate group of strangers, most of whom should have known to just send regrets (but not before sending something nice off the registry). As everyone's secrets are revealed, Eloise learns a thing or two from the denizens of Table 19. Friendships - and even a little romance - can happen under the most unlikely circumstances.

The Free Man - Trailer - Beyond Fear Lies Freedom - Out on digital April 10th and on DVD April 24th

Freedom is defined as the power of self-determination attributed to the will; the quality of being independent of fate or necessity, as Olympic freestyle skier Jossi Wells learns when he partners with The Flying Frenchies for the adventure of a lifetime in breathtaking documentary THE FREE MAN, available digitally from April 10th and on DVD from April 24th.

To reach the level of liberty encapsulated by the concept of being truly free is both a physical and mental endeavour that many will risk their life to obtain. Is life worth risking for the feeling of conquering fear and becoming truly free? These are the questions Jossi Wells must ask himself as he meets extreme sports performance artists, The Flying Frenchies, and takes on the challenge of his lifetime thousands of metres above the ground.

Directed by Toa Fraser (Dean Spanley, Giselle), who brings a breathtakingly cinematic sensibility and narrative construction to the world of extreme sports, THE FREE MAN is as beautiful a film as it is a thrilling one. Shot in New Zealand and France, the film offers a rare insight into the story of men who push themselves to the point of no return; men who quite literally stare into the abyss and who embrace the fact that any moment at the top of a peak or on the face of a cliff could be their last.

Produced by Matthew Metcalfe (Beyond The Edge, McLaren) in his fifth collaboration with Toa Fraser, THE FREE MAN is a film that once seen, is impossible to forget.

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Thursday 23 February 2017

Alien: Covenant | “Prologue: Last Supper" [HD] | 20th Century FOX

The official prologue to Alien: Covenant introduces the crew of the mission as they gather for a final meal before entering cryosleep.

Set aboard the Covenant, a colonization ship on its way to a remote planet to form a new human settlement, the main crew (all couples) and their android, Walter, enjoy their final meal together before cryosleep.

Conceived by Ridley Scott and 3AM, directed by Luke Scott, and produced by RSA Films.

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.

In Theaters - May 19, 2017

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Wednesday 22 February 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi to Feature Select Scenes Captured with IMAX® Cameras

Photo credit: Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm
(c) 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 

Following J.J. Abrams’ iconic use of IMAX® cameras in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, IMAX and Lucasfilm have announced that director Rian Johnson has captured key sequences of Star Wars: The Last Jedi using IMAX’s extremely high-resolution cameras, delivering IMAX audiences greater scope and increased image quality in IMAX’s exclusive aspect ratio for a uniquely immersive experience.

The news of Johnson leveraging IMAX cameras for key sequences of Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes as part of an extended slate deal announcement between IMAX and The Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company. Building on their existing long-standing relationship, the two companies announced today that they have extended their multi-faceted agreement with a new multi-picture deal — beginning this year and extending through 2019 —that includes the much-anticipated live-action and animated tentpole releases from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm.

Highlights of the agreement include IMAX’s involvement in the release of Lucasfilm’s untitled Indiana Jones film, untitled Han Solo Star Wars anthology film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: Episode IX; Marvel’s Black Panther, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled Avengers sequel, which as previously announced will both be shot entirely with IMAX cameras by the Russo Brothers; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, A Wrinkle in Time and Mulan; Pixar’s The Incredibles 2 and Toy Story 4 and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Wreck-It Ralph sequel.

“The Walt Disney Studios strives to bring great stories from visionary filmmakers to life for audiences around the world, leveraging the best technology available to create exceptional theatrical experiences,” said Alan Bergman, President, The Walt Disney Studios. “That’s what IMAX brings to the table, and we look forward to continuing to work with the IMAX team on the unparalleled upcoming slate of films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm.”

As part of the new agreement, both companies will work together to create exclusive IMAX marketing materials, particularly for those films captured using IMAX cameras or featuring an expanded aspect ratio exclusively in IMAX® theatres. In 2016, Disney occupied four of the top ten IMAX spots at the global box office, including Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange and The Jungle Book.

“Disney is at the top of its game, offering fans around the world highly original and diverse movie-going entertainment, which aligns perfectly with The IMAX Experience® as the most captivating and unique theatrical presentation,” said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration with our close friends at Disney and this elite group of filmmakers to bring first-class entertainment to the IMAX theatre network. We are particularly excited to announce Rian Johnson’s use of IMAX cameras on Star Wars: The Last Jedi as we embark on a year that will feature more films with IMAX differentiation than ever before in our history. ”

The IMAX release of each film will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

Tuesday 21 February 2017

Their Finest - Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy New Poster

THEIR FINEST, based on Lissa Evans’ novel, ‘Their Finest Hour and a Half’, is a witty, romantic and moving portrayal of a young woman finding her way, and her voice, in the mayhem of war… and the movies.

1940, London, the Blitz; with the country’s morale at stake, Catrin (Gemma Arterton), an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits; and inspire America to join the war. Partnered with fellow writer, Buckley (Sam Claflin), the pair, along with fading matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy), reluctantly joins forces on a movie to warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the US public.

THEIR FINEST sees Lone Scherfig (Riot Club, One Day, An Education) collaborate for the first time with Academy Award nominee and multiple award-winning producer Stephen Woolley (Carol, Made in Dagenham, The Crying Game) and she is reunited with producer Amanda Posey (Academy Award nominee for An Education and Brooklyn). The film is a unique joint production between their companies and producing partners Number 9 (Elizabeth Karlsen) and Wildgaze Films (Finola Dwyer), and is the first feature screenplay from writer Gaby Chiappe (The Level, Shetland, Vera).

Alongside Gemma Arterton (The Girl with all the Gifts, Byzantium, Made in Dagenham the stage musical), Sam Claflin (Me Before You, The Hunger Games , Love, Rosie) and Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Pride, Love Actually), the outstanding British cast features: Eddie Marsan (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Snow White and the Huntsman and the upcoming The Limehouse Golem) as Ambrose’s agent Sammy; Helen McCrory (The Queen, Hugo, Harry Potter) as Sammy’s sister Sophie; Jack Huston (Howl) as Ellis, Catrin’s war artist husband; and Rachel Stirling (Snow White and the Huntsman, Salmon Fishing in Yemen) as Phyl Moore, tasked with keeping the production on track. Henry Goodman (Notting Hill), Paul Ritter (Quantam of Solace, The Libertine) and Richard E. Grant (the upcoming Jackie, Age of Innocence, Withnail & I) also feature. Up-and-coming US actor Jake Lacy (Carol, US TV’s The Office, Girls) rounds out the supporting cast as an all-American GI who joins Catrin and Buckley’s production.

THEIR FINEST opens in cinemas nationwide on 21 April 2017

The Mason Brothers Official Theatrical Trailer #1 (2017)

Writer-director Keith Sutliff’s The Mason Brothers will get a theatrical release, beginning in Los Angeles, April 14.

The film, about a group of outlaws that attempt to reveal their brothers killer from a neighboring gang after being set up during a bank heist, features Brandon Pearson, Matthew Webb, Michael Whelan, Julien Cesario, Chris Park (Sons of Anarchy), Nazo Brava and Sutliff, who also makes his directorial debut on the KS PICTURES LLC release.

Sutliff’s  film, the script of which was inspired by Brian De Palma’s The Untouchables and Reservoir Dogs, will premiere at the Egyptian theater in Hollywood on April 11 followed by a limited, multi-theater theatrical release beginning April 14.

Monday 20 February 2017

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - New Trailer

When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown.  Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city.  But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy…whether he likes it or not.

KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD is released in cinemas 12 May 2017

Starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, and Eric Bana

Sweet Dreams - In Cinemas 24th February


Turin, 1969. Nine-year-old Massimo’s idyllic childhood is shattered by the
mysterious death of his mother. The young boy refuses to accept this brutal loss,
even if the priest says she is now in Heaven.

Years later in the 90s, adult Massimo has become an accomplished journalist.
After reporting on the war in Sarajevo, he begins to suffer from panic attacks. As
he prepares to sell his parents’ apartment, Massimo is forced to relive his
traumatic past. Compassionate doctor Elisa could help tormented Massimo open
up and confront his childhood wounds...

Bérénice Bejo
Valerio Mastandrea
Fabrizio Gifuni
Guido Caprino
Barbara Ronchi
Emmanuelle Devos
Miriam Leone
Francesco Scianna
Linda Messerklinger

Teaser trailer for upcoming horror film CIRCUS KANE

Home Entertainment and Theatrical Film Distributor Uncork'd Entertainment has revealed a first look at the highly-anticipated CIRCUS KANE.

Starring Jonathan Lipnicki and directed by Christopher Douglas-Olen Ray, CIRCUS KANE sees a reclusive circus master invite a group of social media stars to his house of haunts. Anyone who can make it out before being scared into submission will earn $250,000 — but the social media stars soon learn they are not only competing for money, but also fighting for their lives.

Bill Voorhees and Mark Christopher Lawrence also star.

James Cullen Bressack and Zack Ward wrote CIRCUS KANE, based on a story by Sean Sellars. Producing are DeInstitutionalized's Gerald Webb and Christopher Douglas-Olen Ray along with Bressack.

Uncork'd President Keith Leopard made the deal with the filmmakers at AFM in November. He recently saw the first footage from the film.

“The footage I’ve seen is incredible – and I know horror fans will appreciate it too, so we’ve decided to give them a little taste”, says Leopard. “We look forward to inviting everyone to the circus later this year!”

CIRCUS KANE will be unleashed in all its bloody glory at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

Friday 17 February 2017

Mine - UK Trailer (Armie Hammer & Annabelle Wallis)

LONDON – 17th February 2017: After an assassination attempt goes wrong, Sergeant Mike Stevens (Armie Hammer, Nocturnal Animals, The Man from U.N.C.L.E) finds himself stranded in a sub-Saharan desert in the middle of a mine field. Tired, alone, and bereft of all resources, Mike must battle his inner psychosis and draw on every part of his military training to face the ultimate test of survival.
With a cast featuring Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey, Weekend) and Annabelle Wallis (The Mummy, X-Men), MINE powerfully explores the human condition and endurance of one man, and his will to survive against all elements to get back to his family.

MINE is a must-watch for all action thriller fans and is released on BD, DVD and Digital Download from 17th April 2017. Pre-order now:

Big Film Name Changers

Over the years Hollywood has become littered with trivial stories of films being renamed in order to appeal to the exacting tastes of cinema goers across the globe, in a bid to help box office numbers soar rather than plummet.  This has been the case for many well regarded films over the years, most recently the action packed thriller Southern Fury starring Adrien Grenier, Nicolas Cage and John Cusack, which was released in the US under the title Arsenal, to relate to the amount of weaponry used in the film by Grenier to rescue his kidnapped brother. However due to reasons fairly obvious to football fans the name had to be changed to a title still relevant to the film, but one that won’t confuse any fans of the beautiful game.

To celebrate Southern Fury’s release in cinemas on February 24th, we take a look at some other films from years past that have run a similar name changing gauntlet – with varying results...

Edge of Tomorrow / All You Need Is Kill / Live. Die. Repeat
The Doug Liman-directed action movie, starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, in which Cruise plays a soldier with the ability to restart the day every time he dies, was long known as All You Need Is Kill, which is also the title of the book on which the movie is based. But filmmakers revised the title feeling that the original, with the word "kill," was too problematic. The film’s title was then changed once again for the film’s release on DVD & Blu-ray release to Live. Die. Repeat, which as well as having a certain memory-grabbing urgency, also has the benefit of describing things that actually happen in the movie.

Blair Witch / The Woods
The Blair Witch Project will always hold a special place in the history of horror cinema and in the hearts of its fans, and so when Lionsgate acquired the rights to the sequel they knew that keeping the film’s status as ‘in development’ a secret until it was ready to show to the world was key. That’s why they disguised the film as a totally new and stand-alone horror film called The Woods until the film debuted to unsuspecting horror fans at Comic Con. The reaction and announcement became monumental, with the artwork outside the screening even being changed whilst the film was playing, so that “Blair Witch” was displayed loud and proud to the buzzing crowds exiting the screens.

Zootropolis / Zootopia
This title change is a bit more of a mystery than some of the others on this list, especially as Zootopia (as it’s called in the US) was hugely successful both critically and at the box office, and given the value placed by Hollywood studios on global branding and marketing. A Disney spokesperson was quoted as explaining “In the UK we decided to change the US title to Zootropolis to merely allow the film to have a unique title that works for UK audiences.” To clarify, they’re changing the title because they’re changing the title. Is that clear? But it appears a collection of children’s songs in the U.K. (no? us neither...), as well as a well-known zoo in Denmark were enough to convince studio heads that a name change was necessary, which didn’t seem to hurt its release as it pulled in a cool £25million on its theatrical release.

Pretty Woman / 3000
Julia Roberts' breakthrough film Pretty Woman was originally called 3000 in reference to the amount of money someone would have to fork out in order to have her company for the night. The 3000 script focused much more on the dark side of prostitution, telling the story of a drug-addicted hooker who's rescued for a week and then returned to the streets. Disney, who made and distributed the movie, reportedly thought 3000 sounded too much like a science fiction flick, so they changed it to the name of the Roy Orbison song that plays during the film's memorable shopping montage. Pretty Woman is undoubtedly a classic film, but it seems we’ll never know how it would have looked as a much grittier drama film, instead of the heart-warming romantic comedy it soon became.

Bad Neighbours / Neighbors
2014's Seth Rogen/Zac Efron comedy about a fraternity living next door to a married couple, was originally named Neighbors for the film’s US release. But, thanks to a certain Australian soap being rather well-known in the UK, the word 'Bad’ was added to make sure there was no confusion. The amended title has also been used in Australia for glaringly obvious reasons. When the film was originally announced, fans were confused as to how the two loveable Hollywood stars ended up on Ramsay Street, but sadly, Neighbours: The Movie is still no way near being a thing.

Bonnie and Clyde... Were Killers / Bonnie and Clyde
As strange as it may seem now, back in 1967 when the now iconic film Bonnie and Clyde was released, many people in the UK were unfamiliar with the unlawful duo on which the story was based. Whereas for our American cousins across the pond, the two were embedded in the culture of their country, and became a kind of folk tale of rebellion against the system that became ever more relevant during the 60’s and the ‘New Hollywood’ era. So when the film (which was already a slow burning success in the States) was about to be released in the UK, Warner Bros decided it would be best to add ‘... Were Killers’ to the end of the title, to give the characters some context to British audiences.

Scream / Scary Movie
Cinema has a great affinity for the 90’s horror classic Scream, a film that manages to be successful within the genre that it parodies; being an excellent satire of the modern slasher film, but also working as a horror film in its own right. However, if the film had gone by its original title, Scary Movie, it may well have been seen as an outright parody, and would have been hard done by to gain the credit it deserved for its clever tip of the hat to the genres clichés. This is something that the Wayans bros’ Scary Movie parody franchise clearly picked up on, using the original title for its much more comical take.

Lawless / The Wettest County
Here’s a classic issue studios have when it comes to naming their films, as they spend a lot of time adapting books which have titles which don’t make sense for mainstream cinema audiences.  This fairly modern example comes in the form of Matthew Bonduarant’s novel The Wettest County in the World, which was adapted into the Western starring Tom Hardy and Shia Labeouf and originally had the title abbreviated to The Wettest County, then changed to The Promised Land, before finally given the profoundly boring moniker: Lawless.  Although the new title might be more accessible, it relates nearly as well as its predecessor to a story about three brothers selling moonshine in Franklin County, Virginia during prohibition.

Southern Fury / Arsenal
The U.S release of Arsenal, a gripping action-thriller starring Adrien Grenier kicking ass and taking names in a desperate attempt to save his brother from drug lord Nicolas Cage earlier this year, prompted the film to be released in the UK a few months later. However the filmmakers soon came to realise that there was already a pretty established brand of the same name in the UK that may overshadow its marketing campaign, in the shape of Arsenal Football Club. The title was soon changed to the much more appealing title of Southern Fury for its upcoming release in cinemas.


Thursday 16 February 2017

Aftermath Official UK Trailer (2017)

Viktor is a man who lost his wife and child in a plane crash. The tragedy happened while air traffic controller Peter Nielsen was on duty. Viktor blames the air traffic controller and cannot let it go. He is demanding answers in person.

The film is based on the real-life Überlingen mid-air collision, and the subsequent murder of Swiss air traffic controller Peter Nielsen by Russian architect Vitaly Kaloyev, who held Nielsen responsible for the deaths of his wife and two children in the disaster.

Arnold Schwarzenegger as Roman
Scoot McNairy as Paul Bonanos
Maggie Grace as Christina
Martin Donovan
Hannah Ware as Tessa
Mariana Klaveno as Eve Sanders
Kevin Zegers as John Gullick
Larry Sullivan as James Gullick

Dean - Trailer (2017)

A comedy about loss, grief and the redemptive power of love, Dean is an NY illustrator who falls hard for an LA woman while trying to prevent his father from selling the family home in the wake of his mother's death.

Mean Dreams Trailer (2017)

A 15-year-old boy steals a bag of drug money and runs away with the girl he loves. While her violent and corrupt cop father hunts them down, they embark on a journey that will change their lives forever.

Prevenge (2017) Official Trailer

Prevenge is a British comedy slasher film written by, directed by and starring Alice Lowe in her directorial debut.

The film is about a pregnant woman - Ruth - whose partner died in a climbing accident when he was cut loose by the rest of his group. Ruth becomes convinced that her foetus is compelling her to murder and she tracks down the other people who were involved in the climbing accident for revenge.

The film is due for release in cinemas in February 2017.
The majority of Prevenge was filmed in Cardiff in under two weeks whilst Alice Lowe was really pregnant.

Alice Lowe as Ruth
Jo Hartley as the Midwife
Gemma Whelan as Len
Kate Dickie as Ella
Kayvan Novak as Tom
Tom Davis as DJ Dan
Dan Skinner as Mr Zabek
Mike Wozniak as Josh
Tom Meeten as Zac

Junction 48 (2017) Official Trailer

Junction 48 is the love story of two young Palestinian hip-hop artists who use their music to fight against both the external oppression of Israeli society and the internal repression of their own crime-ridden, conservative community. It depicts a new generation of young Arabs who seek normality through their love and music - and against all odds.

Tuesday 14 February 2017

Snatched | Official HD Trailer | 2017

After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) persuades her cautious mom, Linda (Goldie Hawn),to travel with her to paradise. Polar opposites, Emily and Linda soon realize that working through their differences as mother and daughter is the only way to escape the wildly outrageous jungle adventure that they have fallen into.

Beauty and the Beast - International Trailer (2017) Emma Watson Movie HD

The fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

First clip from "The Ice-Cream Truck"

Home Entertainment and Theatrical Film Distributor Uncork'd Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights to Megan Freels Johnston’s sophomore feature The Ice Cream Truck.

Uncork'd President Keith Leopard made the deal with the filmmaker, who made her debut on 2014’s Rebound, ahead of the European Film Market in Berlin this week.

The provocative psychological thriller stars Deanna Russo (Being Human, Gossip Girl) as Mary, who moves back to her suburban hometown after her husband gets relocated for work.  As her family ties up loose ends back home, she moves into their new house alone. And although the move makes Mary nostalgic for her youth, there’s something very sinister about that Ice Cream Truck that patrols her suburb.  Killing.

“Megan Freels Johnston has made a very scary but also very smart film”, says Uncork’d President Keith Leopard. “The film also offers us a unique and refreshing take on a genre dominated largely by men”.
Adds Leopard, “We’re excited to partner with Megan on what’s sure to be an early chapter in her long and illustrious career. I’m very excited about the release of The Ice Cream Truck.”

Says writer-director Megan Freels Johnston : "We are so excited to be working with Uncork'd Entertainment on this film whose niche is a mix of Art House and Horror Films, since The Ice Cream Truck strongly represents both of those genres."

Storytelling is very much in Freels Johnston’s DNA.  The granddaughter of legendary crime writer Elmore Leonard, The Ice Cream Truck screenplay was a semi-finalist in the Circus Road Screenplay competition.

As a producer developing material for over a decade, Freels Johnston worked on adaptations of her grandfather's work and produced Sparks, the directorial debut of Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  After completing a project for the USA Network, she decided to follow her passion and write and direct her own material. Her first film, 2014’s micro budget thriller Rebound, developed a cult following on VOD, was called, “Almost David Lynchian in its strangeness” by Film Threat and Rue Morgue said, the film "(was) worth watching to the end for the unnervingly realistic twist ending."

The Ice Cream Truck also stars John Redlinger (Thirst, Banshee), Emil Johnsen (Isolerad), Hilary Barraford (Go For Sisters), Jeff Daniel Phillips (31) and Lisa Ann Walter (War of the Worlds).
The Ice Cream Truck will be released in 2017.

New Kong Skull Island "Uncharted" TV trailer

Kong Skull Island will be in select IMAX 3D and 2D theaters on March 10. Coming from Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures and Tencent Pictures, the movie is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts from a screenplay by Dan Gilroy and Max Borenstein and Derek Connolly, with a story by John Gatins. Producers are Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni and Alex Garcia. Executive Producer are Eric McLeod and Edward Cheng.

Monday 13 February 2017

Competition: Win What We Become on DVD

What We Become is out on DVD on 20th February and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies of the DVD to give away.

The feature filmmaking debut from Bo Mikkelsen, WHAT WE BECOME is a tense post-apocalyptic zombie thriller that’s the first of its kind in Danish horror cinema.

 A family of four is quarantined in their home as a mysterious virus spreads into town, transforming their friends and neighbours into zombies. As the military moves in to try and stem the outbreak, they are forced to the extreme in a struggle to escape alive. Also stars Ella Solgaard and Marie Hammer Boda.

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What We Become [DVD] [2016]

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Friday 10 February 2017

The Sense of an Ending (2017) Exclusive images

The Sense of an Ending (2017)
Exclusive images.

A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.

UNLOCKЕD Trailer (2017) Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, Action Movie

Synopsis: NOOMI RAPACE (Prometheus, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) headlines the action thriller UNLOCKED. Once one of the CIA's top interrogators, Alice Racine's (Rapace) career was sidelined when she failed "to unlock" a prisoner in time to save the lives of dozens of innocent people from a terrorist attack in Paris. Now leading a quiet life in London as a caseworker, Alice is unexpectedly called back into action when the CIA apprehends a suspect believed to have direct knowledge of another imminent attack.

Alongside Rapace, the stellar cast of UNLOCKED features ORLANDO BLOOM (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, The Hobbit franchise) as enigmatic war veteran Jack Alcott, two-time Oscar-winner MICHAEL DOUGLAS (Ant-Man, Wall Street) as Alice's mentor Eric Lasch, along with Academy Award® nominees TONI COLLETTE (Little Miss Sunshine, The Sixth Sense) as MI5 Agent Emily Knowles, and JOHN MALKOVICH (Red 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon) as Bob Hunter, the CIA's Director of European Operations.

Wednesday 8 February 2017

The LEGO NINJAGO Movie - Trailer 1 - Warner Bros. UK

In this big-screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Lloyd (Dave Franco), aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret warriors and LEGO Master Builders.  Led by kung fu master Wu as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon (Justin Theroux), the Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their true power.

Tuesday 7 February 2017

The LEGO Batman Movie Review - Will Arnett, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill

The LEGO Batman Movie is the spin off from the original LEGO Movie it stars Will Arnett as Batman and co-stars Channing Tatum, Rosario Dawson and Jonah Hill. This is my movie review!

Batman is a crime fighting machine by night but lonesome bachelor by day, the LEGO Batman movie explores this side of him and his transition into family man all while trying to capture Gothams darkest criminals.

The LEGO Batman movie does well but falls a bit short of its predecessor The Lego Movie. It just doesn't have the magic of the first and scaling up the Batman cameos to a full film just didn't work for me. Bane was brilliant again as a cameo in this film and it was great to see the whole DC comic book universe represented in this film.

I found The LEGO Batman movie somewhat boring in parts and the forced humour did grate on me in the end.

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Rings - Movie Review - starring Johnny Galecki, Alex Roe

Rings is the 3rd of the series spawned from the original "The Ring" back in 2002. This once again features Samara as the all conquering girl who crawls out of your telly.

This time round Julia (Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz) and Holt (Alex Roe) have watched the dreaded film and have 7 days to work out how to stop the film spreading and ultimately stop themselves from being hunted down by Samara and killed.

Rings does tread a new path this time round although it keeps all the elements that made the original The Ring movie successful. The scares are frequent but also unsurprising, the tension high in some parts but ultimately this film treads over very worn ground and does nothing new to make us stand up and take notice. It is quite simply a pretty boring film bar the odd moments of tension and trepidation.

Johnny Galecki also features in the film but has a bit part to play and was clearly just picking up a quick pay check.

I think The Ring saga needs to be left alone now so we can reminisce from the first one and every time a new Ring film is made it tarnishes the good that came before it.

A distinctly average film for a series that is losing steam fast, such a shame.

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Hacksaw Ridge Movie Review - starring Andrew Garfield, Hugo Weaving, Vince Vaughn

The extraordinary true story of conscientious objector Desmond T. Doss who saved 75 men in Okinawa, during the bloodiest battle of WWII, without firing a single shot. Believing that the war was just but killing was nevertheless wrong, he was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon. As an army medic Doss single-handedly evacuated the wounded near enemy lines - braving enemy fire and putting his own life on the line. He was the first conscientious objector to ever win the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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Split Movie Review - starring James McAvoy - NON SPOILER! - M. Night Shyamalan

While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and eluded science, it is believed that some can also manifest unique physical attributes for each personality, a cognitive and physiological prism within a single being. Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him - as well as everyone around him - as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.

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Competition: Win Phantom Boy on DVD

Phantom Boy is out on DVD on 13th February and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies of the DVD to give away.

Leo has a secret. A mysterious illness has transformed him into a phantom boy, able to leave the confines of his body and explore the city as a ghostly apparition. While in the hospital he befriends a New York City cop who has been injured while attempting to capture a gangster causing chaos across the city. They form an extraordinary duo, using Leo’s phantom powers and Alex’s detective work to foil the plot and save New York from destruction.

From the Academy Award nominated directors of A Cat in Paris, a heart-thumping adventure that pushes their trademark visual style to literal new heights as Leo swoops and soars above the greatest skyline in the world. The voice cast includes Vincent D'Onofrio (Jurassic World), Jared Padalecki (Supernatural), and Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live).

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Phantom Boy [DVD] [2016]

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Monday 6 February 2017

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Wonder Woman International Trailer (2017)

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers...and her true destiny.

Release Date: 2 June 2017
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi.
Director: Patty Jenkins
Writer: Allan Heinberg, Geoff Johns, Zack Snyder, William Moulton Marston, Harry G. Peter.
Starring: Gal Gadot, Robin Wright, Chris Pine.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Obviously - Superbowl Trailer

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

A Cure for Wellness Superbowl Trailer

An ambitious young executive (Dane DeHaan) travels to a remote location in the Swiss Alps to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious wellness center. He soon suspects that the miraculous treatments are not what they seem. His sanity is tested when he unravels the spa's terrifying secrets and finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all of the guests there longing for a cure.

John Wick: Chapter 2 - Superbowl Trailer

Retired super-assassin John Wick's plans to resume a quiet civilian life are cut short when Italian gangster Santino D'Antonio shows up on his doorstep with a gold marker, compelling him to repay past favors. Ordered by Winston, kingpin of secret assassin society The Continental, to respect the organization's ancient code, Wick reluctantly accepts the assignment to travel to Rome to take out D'Antonio's sister, the ruthless capo atop the Italian Camorra crime syndicate.

Sunday 5 February 2017

Life - Official Trailer & Superbowl TV Trailer

Life tells the story of the six-member crew of the International Space Station that is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.

Jake Gyllenhaal as Dr. David Jordan
Rebecca Ferguson as Miranda Bragg
Ryan Reynolds as Roy Adams
Hiroyuki Sanada as Sho Kendo
Ariyon Bakare as Hugh Derry
Olga Dihovichnaya as Katerina Golovkin

The Fits - In cinemas 24th February

Lionsgate UK announces that award-winning film, THE FITS will be released in select cinemas across the UK & Ireland on 24th February 2017. With 97% certified fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes, and introducing a huge talent in Royalty Hightower’s (Best Young Actress – Women Film Critics Circle) debut role, THE FITS is a beautifully syncopated coming-of-age tale that sparks conversation and inspires interpretation.

THE FITS is a psychological portrait of 11-year-old Toni (Royalty Hightower)—a tomboy assimilating to a tight-knit dance team in Cincinnati’s West End. Enamoured by the power and confidence of this strong community of girls, Toni eagerly absorbs routines, masters drills, and even pierces her own ears to fit in. When a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, Toni’s desire for acceptance is twisted. The film is written and directed by first-time director Anna Rose Holmer (Golden Gate Award for New Director – San Francisco International Film Festival). Holmer is also co-producer alongside Lisa Kjerulff.

After debuting at Sundance and receiving a remarkable critical response,THE FITS continued to captivate audiences with its stunning cinematography and went on to preview at The Venice Film Festival, the BFI’s Black Star Season and was later supported through the BFI’s New Release Strategy.

THE FITS showcases a fresh supporting cast that includes Alexis Neblett, Lauren Gibson, Da'Sean Minor, Inayah Rodgers, Makyla Burnam and Antonio A.B. Grant Jr.

THE FITS is released in the UK & Ireland by Lionsgate UK and will also be available on Digital Download March 13 and on DVD March 20. La Biennale di Venezia and Yes, Ma'am! Films produce, alongside Lionsgate UK.