Friday, 28 April 2017
IN CINEMAS FRIDAY 30th JUNE 2017
Directed by: Benny Boom
Starring: newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Tupac Shakur
alongside Kat Graham, Lauren Cohan, Hill Harper, Jamal Woolard and Danai Gurira
Produced by: James G. Robinson, David Robinson and L.T. Hutton
ALL EYEZ ON ME tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur. The film follows Shakur from his early days in New York City to his evolution into being one of the world’s most recognized and influential voices before his untimely death at the age of 25. Against all odds, Shakur’s raw talent, powerful lyrics and revolutionary mind-set propelled him into becoming a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his passing.
Thursday, 27 April 2017
Black Water is the story of a CIA operative (Van Damme) who is imprisoned in a CIA black site on a nuclear submarine after being framed as a traitor. He has to prove his innocence with the help of fellow inmate (Lundgren) and clear his name before he disappears forever…
Jean-Claude Van Damme as Wheeler
Dolph Lundgren as Marco
Patrick Kilpatrick as Patrick Ferris
Jasmine Waltz as Cassie Taylor
Al Sapienza as Edward Rhodes
Cathal Pendred as Dax
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
SNATCHED is released in cinemas MAY 19.
After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn) to travel with her to paradise. Polar opposites, Emily and Linda realize that working through their differences as mother and daughter - in unpredictable, hilarious fashion - is the only way to escape the wildly outrageous jungle adventure they have fallen into.
Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn star in the new comedy adventure SNATCHED, which also features Ike Barinholtz ("Bad Neighbours"), Wanda Sykes ("Bad Moms") and Joan Cusack ("Working Girl").
Two hilarious new clips titled ‘Breaking Up With You’ and ‘Stop Mum’ can be viewed below.
In a story of true outsiders, Masina plays Gelsomina, a naïve young woman sold by her desperate mother to boorish strongman Zampanò (an immensely charismatic Anthony Quinn) to be both his wife and performance assistant as he tours central Italy. Zampanò - a brute by trade and by nature - repeatedly abuses Gelsomina as she struggles to learn the ropes; meanwhile, she finds a kindred spirit in his rival the Fool (Richard Basehart). Soon all three find themselves part of the same travelling circus, but with tragic consequences.
Transcending the dogmatic underpinnings of the early neorealist movement, La Strada was key to exploring a new poetic sensibility in Italian cinema, as echoed in Nino Rota's score; and marked Fellini’s definitive move towards a symbolic cinematic language that combined autobiography with universal concerns.
“Kingsman: The Secret Service" introduced the world to Kingsman - an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In "Kingsman: The Golden Circle," our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents' strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that's becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy...
In Theaters - September 22, 2017
Written by Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn, based upon the comic book by Mark Millar & Dave Gibbons
Cast: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, with Sir Elton John, Channing Tatum, and Jeff Bridges
Saturday, 22 April 2017
Writer-director Ken Wardrop’s “deeply affecting documentary” Mom & Me has been acquired by Uncork’d Entertainment for a U.S theatrical and VOD release May 5.
From Uncork’d Entertainment, Mom & Me is a “nicely judged mirror on life and feelings” (The Hollywood Reporter) that delicately challenges the familiar love story shared between a son and his mother.
Oklahoma has recently been voted the manliest state in the US. With Mother’s Day coming soon, radio show host Joe Cristiano wants to investigate if the manliest men, in the manliest state in the Union, are willing to call in and discuss their mothers on air.
See the film that “captures the universal experience of motherly love perfectly” (FilmIreland) only at theaters and on VOD May 5.
In theaters and on VOD May 5.
Studio: Uncork'd Entertainment
Director: Ken Wardrop
Friday, 21 April 2017
Michelle Williams has come a long way since her portrayal of the young and impressionable Jen Lindley on Dawson’s Creek. The teen drama would be her breakout role, but it was after her tearful goodbye on the smash hit show that we all hold close to our hearts (go on, admit it!) that she became a household name. Williams has accomplished the near-impossible – making the successful transition from a television series regular to a four-time Academy Award nominated actress through roles in My Week with Marilyn, Blue Valentine, Brokeback Mountain, and now Manchester by the Sea.
To celebrate the release of Manchester by the Sea on digital download from May 8th and on DVD and Blu-ray from May 15th, we take a look at some of the key roles that made Michelle Williams one of the most respected actresses in Hollywood.
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Arguably one of the most important films to come out in the 21st century, this film was career defining for many of those involved. Tackling some of the most sensitive issues in American society, it follows two cowboys who embark on a relationship that would change the course of their lives. Starring the late Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as Ennis and Jack, we see a friendship turn into a passionate romance, despite the very different life that surrounds them. Michelle Williams plays Alma, the wife of Ledger’s rugged ranch handler, stealing the screen repeatedly as she deals with the unfolding situation as Ennis and Jack reunite after years of separation. Williams does a fantastic job of creating empathy for Alma and the situation she finds herself in, all while routing for the two leads to be able to act on their true feelings for each other.
Blue Valentine (2010)
Before Ryan Gosling was singing in the city of stars with Emma Stone, he co-starred in this beautiful indie romance with Michelle Williams. Dean and Cindy are a young married couple who deal with many problems plaguing their marriage over the span of a decade. While it is full of cute romance, the film does not hide from the contemporary issues that many relationships go through, giving a ‘before and after’ look at married life. While Cindy is flourishing as a nurse at a medical clinic, Dean is still stuck in his adolescent mindset, unable to accept his wife’s success. With a daughter to think about, they struggle to find a balance in their relationship. When they embark on an overnight trip without her, they begin to figure out their future and their relationship. Williams captures the conflict that grows within her brilliantly, stuck between the love for her husband and the yearning for a better life.
Shutter Island (2010)
One great way to become one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood is to star in a Martin Scorsese directed action thriller that grossed over $200 million in the box office. In 2010 Michelle Williams did just that alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Shutter Island. Set in 1954, the film follows the mysterious disappearance of a patient in a mental hospital whom DiCaprio’s Teddy Daniels investigates. Falling to the perils of the creepy mental institution and those who run it, he becomes trapped on the island and is led to question his own sanity through flashbacks to his past where Williams is featured heavily. To give away more than that would be to do the incredible revelations that the film offers a disservice, but as you probably guessed, Michelle plays the role perfectly; clouding her character in mystery throughout.
My Week with Marilyn (2011)
Few can pull off portraying a cultural icon with such depth and conviction - just ask Naomi Watts! Not only did Michelle Williams give a stellar performance as the renowned Marilyn Monroe, but she also gave one of the best performances of her career. Set in 1956 England, Marilyn Monroe is cast in an upcoming film by top a British director. Colin Clark, a young and aspiring film student, is hired as an assistant on the film but his role ends up being much greater as he develops a relationship with the Hollywood starlet. Despite the many warnings of the grim future a relationship with Monroe would be, Clark becomes even more smitten by her. As the film progresses, Williams gets you attached to Monroe, and what would become of this budding romance is what makes this film a true testament to the tragic life of Monroe.
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
Featuring an all-star cast which includes Michelle Williams, James Franco, Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis, this Disney blockbuster explores the origins of a fantasy story the world has known since 1939. Finding himself in the Land of Oz after a windstorm hits Kansas, Oscar Diggs is faced with a long-standing prophecy that he will be the wizard to free the lands from the reign of the Wicked Witch. Joined by Glinda (Williams), Oscar is on a quest to restore peace to the Land of Oz, going up against some of the most powerful witches in the Emerald City. Full of badass women and special effects, this film may be a little more playful than many of Williams’ roles, but that doesn’t mean she fails to steal the show once again.
Certain Women (2016)
Marking the second collaboration between director Kelly Reichardt and Michelle Williams after her 2008 debut Wendy and Lucy, fans of this indie film will now be hoping for a third. This remarkable and intense film documents the lives of three women in a small Montana town. Williams plays Gina, a woman searching for a new house with her husband as their marriage is crumbling. The film also stars Kristen Stewart as a young lawyer who strikes up a relationship with a ranch hand, and Laura Dern as an attorney who has to diffuse her client as a hostage situation occurs. Williams succeeds in her attempt to portray the delicate intricacies of Gina, helping cast light on the daily struggles women continue to face in modern America.
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
If ever there was a ‘show stealing’ Michelle Williams performance it would be this one (not discounting her Oscar-winning co-star). When Lee Chandler (Affleck) is forced to move back to his home town of Manchester after the unexpected death of his brother to take guardianship of his nephew (Lucas Hedges), he is faced with painful memories from the life he once led. Coming face to face with his estranged ex-wife (Williams) and his gloomy past, he must find a way to cope for the sake of his grieving nephew. A film that has garnered staggering critical acclaim and earned a host of Academy and BAFTA awards, Michelle Williams once again proves herself as an actress comfortable in a film of the calibre; displaying her versatility and range, and cementing her position as one of the best actresses in Hollywood right now.
Manchester by the Sea is available on digital download from May 8th and on DVD and Blu-ray from May 15th, courtesy of STUDIOCANAL
One of world cinema’s most prolific auteurs, François Ozon (Swimming Pool, In the House) returns with the moving and poetic period drama Frantz, an elegant reimagining of the story behind Ernst Lubitsch’s undersung 1932 drama Broken Lullaby.
In a small German town in 1919, Anna mourns every day at the grave of her fiancé, Frantz, who was killed in battle during World War I. One day she spies a mysterious young Frenchman, Adrien, also laying flowers at the grave. Together they begin to bond over their shared grief, though Anna is intrigued by the enigmatic nature of Adrien’s relationship with her fiancé. As the pair become increasingly close, long buried secrets are revealed that will change the fabric of their lives and take them across a wearied and battle-scarred Europe.
Shot with stunning black-and-white photography, Frantz is a masterfully told story of romance, grief and guilt featuring two remarkable lead performances from newcomers Paula Beer and Pierre Niney. At once graceful and and gripping, it is an intimate and timely exploration of healing and forgiveness across European borders.
Frantz opens in cinemas & Curzon Home Cinema on 12 May.
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
IN CINEMAS ON THURSDAY 25 MAY
AND ON BLU-RAY, DVD AND DIGITAL PLATFORMS FROM MONDAY 29 MAY
The inspirational documentary account of one man’s pioneering spirit, unswerving tenacity and endless passion, McLaren is the untold story of a motor racing icon, directed by Roger Donaldson (Thirteen Days, The World’s Fastest Indian). The tale of one of New Zealand’s most treasured sons and the father of Britain’s most cherished motor racing empire, McLaren is a compelling ode to never giving up on a dream.
Born in New Zealand in 1937, Bruce McLaren’s determination to make it to the summit of global motor racing circles saw his name become synonymous with the sport; displaying an incomparable will to succeed and desire to better both himself and his burgeoning super brand. In following a singular dream, McLaren elicited the loyalty, determination and love of family, friends and colleagues to create a dynasty that lives on to this day. Revealing the challenges and adversities faced along the way, including a childhood illness which threatened to alter the path of his life, McLaren is the story of one man’s unfaltering commitment to his vision which will inspire generations of sporting fans.
Produced by Matthew Metcalfe (Beyond The Edge, The Free Man) and Fraser Brown (Orphans and Kingdoms), the film features contributions from Emerson Fittipaldi, Alastair Caldwell, Chris Amon, Howden Ganley, Mario Andretti, Dan Gurney, Lothar Motshchenbacher and Sir Jackie Stewart and unprecedented access to the McLaren family and archives. The story of the favourite son of two nations, a much-loved father and one of motor racing’s greatest icons, McLaren is a tale of human endeavour for the ages.
The Sense of an Ending is an affecting film based on Julian Barnes' Booker Prize winning novel of the same name. Starring Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter and Michelle Dockery plus some emerging UK talent - Freya Mavor, Billy Howle and Joe. The Sense of an Ending is out in UK cinemas now.
The film follows Tony Webster, divorced and retired, who leads a reclusive and relatively quiet life. One day, he learns that the mother of his university girlfriend, Veronica, left in her will a diary kept by his best friend, who dated Veronica after she and Tony parted ways. Tony’s quest to recover the diary, now in Veronica’s possession, forces him to revisit his flawed recollections of his friends and of his younger self. As he digs deeper into his past, it all starts to come back; the first love, the broken heart, the deceit, the regrets, the guilt... Can Tony bear to face the truth and take responsibility for the devastating consequences of actions he took so long ago?
Cast: Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, Freya Mavor, Billy Howle and Joe Alwyn
Director: Ritesh Batra
From acclaimed director Michael Dudok de Wit, and produced by the legendary Academy Award-winning animation house Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro), comes a magical castaway story that combines beauty, nature, and mystery. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated feature, The Red Turtle is a stunning and touching animation about the transience of life.
THE RED TURTLE IS RELEASED IN UK CINEMAS ON 26 MAY, 2017.
Friday, 14 April 2017
Disney has finally released the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the eighth movie in the main franchise.
Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' continues the team's adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage.
Thursday, 13 April 2017
The Hitman’s Bodyguard – In theaters August 18. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, and Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquim De Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell, with Richard E. Grant.
The world’s top protection agent [Ryan Reynolds] is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hitmen [Samuel L. Jackson]. The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their raucous and hilarious adventure from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator [Gary Oldman] who is out for blood. Salma Hayek joins the mayhem as Jackson’s equally notorious wife. The film will be “hitting” your theatres on August 18.
(left to right) Andy Beckwith (Sony the Yank),
Terry Stone (Jack Comer), Josh Myers (Moisha Bluebell)
Leo Gregory (Billy Hill)
Currently shooting on locations around London ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON dramatises the violent reign of two of London’s most notorious gangsters, Billy Hill (Leo Gregory) and Jack ‘Spot’ Comer (Terry Stone) and charts the legendary rise and fall of a nationwide criminal empire that lasted until the mid-fifties and which paved the way for the notorious Kray Twins and The Richardsons.
Left to right Justin Salinger (Harry White) & Jamie foreman (Alf White)
Described as ‘Peaky Blinders meets Legend’, the film also stars, Holly Earl, Dominic Keating, Geoff Bell, Jamie Foreman, Doug Allen, Andy Beckwith, Roland Manookian, Justin Salinger, Kate Braithwaite and Laura Carter. Joining the eclectic ensemble are comedian Simon Munnery, boxers Frank Buglioni, Steve Collins and Joe Egan, footballer Jamie O’Hara, singer / TV star Nadia Forde, Union J’s JJ Hamblett and magician Ali Cook.
Holly Earl as Aggie Pickett
Left to right: Josh Myers (Moisha Blueball) & Terry Stone (Jack Comer)
Synopsis: A remarkable true story set over one long Easter weekend; THE HATTON GARDEN JOB follows four ageing East End criminals – led by 76 year-old Brian Reader – and one mystery man who pull off the largest heist in English legal history. With everyone from the Hungarian mob to Scotland Yard on their tail, these old-school – and just plain old – villains set about achieving the seemingly impossible, drilling into a steel-and-concrete secured safety deposit vault in London’s well-to-do Hatton Garden jewellery quarter. But will they commit the crime of the century or pay with their lives?
Gillies Mackinnon directed from a script by award-winning writer Peter McDougall. Whisky Galore! will open in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Music Hall and in New York at Cinema Village on May 12th for weeklong runs.
In 1943, the people of the isolated Scottish island of Todday are largely unaffected by wartime rationing, until their supply of whisky runs out. In the midst of this catastrophe, Sergeant Odd (Biggerstaff) returns on leave to court Peggy Macroon (Battrick), the daughter of the local shopkeeper (Fisher). Meanwhile, her sister Catriona (Kendrick) has just become engaged to meek schoolteacher George Campbell (Guthrie), although his stern, domineering mother refuses to give her approval. During a storm, the freighter S.S. Cabinet Minister runs aground near Todday and begins to sink. Two local inhabitants investigate and learn from its departing crew that the cargo consists of 50,000 cases of whisky. A battle of wits ensues between the stuffy English commander Wagget (Izzard), who wants to confiscate the salvaged cargo, and the islanders.
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
From Kathryn Bigelow, the Academy Award® winning director of THE HURT LOCKER and ZERO DARK THIRTY, DETROIT tells the gripping story of one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of ‘67.
The cast includes John Boyega, Will Poulter, Anthony Mackie and Jack Reynor.
DETROIT will be coming to cinemas soon.
Humans are at war with the Transformers, and Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving the future lies buried in the secrets of the past and the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Now, it's up to the unlikely alliance of Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), Bumblebee, an English lord (Anthony Hopkins) and an Oxford professor (Laura Haddock) to save the world.
Release date: 23 June 2017
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Death dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) must fend off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the vampire faction that betrayed her. Joining forces with allies David (Theo James) and Thomas (Peter Andersson), she embarks on a quest to end the eternal war between the two races, even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice.
In UK cinemas August 4th.
Directed by Toa Fraser. Starring Jamie Bell, Mark Strong and Abbie Cornish.
In April 1980, six armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London, taking 26 people inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid, the likes of which the world had never seen before.
The film was shot on location in London, in and around Knightsbridge. The screenplay was written by acclaimed screenwriter Glenn Standring after extensive research and interviews with various individuals who played a key part in the days leading up to, during, and after the Embassy siege. The framework for the film largely follows the perspective of three people who played a vital part in the events at the time – hostage negotiator Max Vernon, the man responsible for communicating with the terrorists inside the building; news reporter Kate Adie, who was covering the events for the BBC and Rusty Firmin, leader of one of the SAS assault teams that entered the Iranian Embassy to end the siege.
Monday, 10 April 2017
In intense new horror thriller Dark Beacon we follow Amy Wilcock (April Pearson, Skins) who loves the married Beth Gadbsy (Lynne Anne Roger) with a fierce and tragic passion. When Beth's distraught husband Christian (Jon Campling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) dies in an emotional intervention, the now widow disappears with her daughter Maya into secret seclusion...
Amy eventually tracks Beth down to a distant lighthouse only to find her broken and maddened in the midst of an alcoholic abyss. But that is not all she finds. They shockingly discover that the spirit of Beth's spurned husband will not rest until he takes the surviving trio with him. Can Amy save them all from the spiral of madness and the crazed and hell-bent supernatural threat?
Directed by Coz Greenop, Dark Beacon stars April Pearson, Lynne Anne Rogers, Toby Osmond, Jon Campling and Kendra Mei.
Dark Beacon is Coming in 2017
Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor's quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela (Cate Blanchett) from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.
THE SENSE OF AN ENDING features incredible performances from some of the greatest long-standing and most celebrated British actors today; Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter and Michelle Dockery. The film also stars some of the UK's most exciting up and coming talent; Freya Mavor, Billy Howle and Joe Alwyn.
The film follows Tony Webster, divorced and retired, who leads a reclusive and relatively quiet life. One day, he learns that the mother of his university girlfriend, Veronica, left in her will a diary kept by his best friend, who dated Veronica after she and Tony parted ways. Tony’s quest to recover the diary, now in Veronica’s possession, forces him to revisit his flawed recollections of his friends and of his younger self. As he digs deeper into his past, it all starts to come back; the first love, the broken heart, the deceit, the regrets, the guilt... Can Tony bear to face the truth and take responsibility for the devastating consequences of actions he took so long ago
In eager anticipation of the film’s release, a brand new trailer and poster for MY COUSIN RACHEL have been made available today by Fox Searchlight Pictures.
Directed by Roger Michell and starring Rachel Weisz as Rachel and Sam Claflin as Philip, this new film adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s acclaimed novel will be released in cinemas on 9 June.
Cézanne et Moi is a 19th century period drama charting the long friendship and eventual fallout between impressionist artist Paul Cézanne (Guillaume Galienne), who was born into a wealthy family but struggled to make a living as a painter, and Émile Zola (Guillaume Canet), who came from a modest family but achieved fame and prosperity as a politically-engaged novelist.
Friday, 7 April 2017
Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Jack's only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge” also stars Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs, Golshifteh Farahani as the sea-witch Shansa, David Wenham as Scarfield, Stephen Graham as Scrum, and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa.
Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are directing “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” with Jerry Bruckheimer producing. The executive producers are Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, Joe Caracciolo, Jr., Terry Rossio and Brigham Taylor. The story is by Jeff Nathanson and Terry Rossio, and Jeff Nathanson wrote the screenplay.
When her son is kidnapped, the inventor of a time machine teams up with multiple versions of her future self to rescue him.
Movie "Reset", produced by Jackie Chan and directed by Korean director Fuse Chang, is leaded by Yang Mi and Wallace Huo. Wallace plays a villain role Cui Hu in this new movie.
Mi Yang - Xia Tian
Wallace Huo - Cui Hu
Shih-Chieh Chin - Research Director
Chang Liu - Da Xiong
Thursday, 6 April 2017
Blair Winthorpe, a high-maintenance young socialite, is having a pool party while her parents are out of town. What should have been a relaxing summer day spent tanning for the girls quickly becomes a blood soaked nightmare when an unknown guest crashes the party. He finds a garage full of dangerous toys and gets to work stalking and dismembering them one by one.
The director’s cut of 'A Landscape of Lies', the long awaited UK independent feature film starring 'Loose Women' presenter Andrea McLean, Danny Midwinter (‘Human Traffic’, ‘From Hell’), Andre Nightingale (‘Decline of an Empire’, ‘Casualty’), Marc Bannerman (‘Eastenders’, ‘Snatch’ TV series) and Anna Passey (‘Hollyoaks’, ‘The Smoke’) is pursuing festival redemption in 2017.
The winner of the ‘Silver Ace’ award from the 2012 Las Vegas International Film Festival was stripped of its accolade when the organisers were made aware of the conviction of the film’s producers whose $40m conspiracy to defraud the HMRC and British film industry for a total of $4.2m made legal history.
The official website for ‘A Landscape of Lies’ can be found at www.alandscapeoflies.co.uk
Paul Knight who was making his directorial debut was buried in litigation for 3 years, both in and out of the public eye whilst proving chain-of-title from the five fraudsters, who were imprisoned in March 2013 for a total of 20 years, on the film that went from concept to completion in under 4 months for a total budget of £84k. Once satisfaction by the HMRC that ownership fell to Knight, he took it upon himself to learn all aspects of post-production, using online tutorials and 30-day trial versions of Adobe’s Creative Suite CC to re-edit the 90min feature film to create a neverbefore-seen directors cut to submit in 2017’s film festival circuit.
“Being stripped of the award for the crimes of the producers was a devastating blow to the cast and crew that put a huge amount of their time, effort and passion into making the film” confides Knight “I felt we made something special and believe today just as strongly as I felt then that a film festival should judge the merits of what is captured in front of the camera not what took place behind it”.
However, Knight isn’t just seeking laurels, he hopes to discuss and secure a distribution deal at Cannes film market this May with interested parties.
The controversy behind the film was highly documented in the press in both the UK and US, and more recently was aired in the BBC’s Storyville documentary ‘Chancers – The great gangster film fraud’ directed by Ben Lewis and coproduced by the Academy Award nominated ‘Rise Films’.
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Wild Eye Releasing unlocks the doors to award-winning filmmaker Jay Woelfel's supernatural horror feature Asylum of Darkness this April.
Woelfel’s stirring cocktail of supernatural suspense and goosebump-inducing horror features a superlative cast of sci-fi and horror icons including Golden Globe nominee Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica), in one his final film appearances.
Tim Thomerson (Trancers, Near Dark, Nemesis) and Tiffany Shepis (12 Monkeys, Tromeo and Juliet, Tales of Halloween) also star in the movie, a striking, spine-tingling horror jaunt, shot in 35mm, that resembles the works of genre icons Lynch and Cronenberg.
After awakening in a mental asylum, a patient plans his escape to freedom while fighting off supernatural forces in both the real world, and some that may only live inside his head. But once on the outside, he learns that the life awaiting him is more twisted and dangerous than anything he could conjur in his head, one that is luring him back to the asylum forever.
Written and directed by Jay Woelfel (Season of Darkness, Trancers 6), the film stars Golden Globe Winner Richard Hatch (Dr. Shaker), Tim Thomerson (Detective Kesler), Tiffany Shepis (Hope), Nick Baldasare (Dwight Stroud), Amanda Howell (Ellen), and Frank Jones Jr. (Van Gogh).
In Theaters and on VOD April 11th 2017
Studio: Wild Eye Releasing
Cast: Tim Thomerson, Richard Hatch, Tiffany Shepis
Director: Jay Woelfel
Tuesday, 4 April 2017
Fifteen years ago, the world suffered a horrific global disaster when millions of demon-like creatures ascended from the bowels of the earth, swarming the entire planet, and feasting on mankind for one full day.
Now due to a lunar eclipse they have returned for 24 hours to purge the earth’s population. One family will battle against the odds to not only save themselves but to also seal the breach. Who will survive this “Day Of Reckoning”?
Director: Joel Novoa
Stars: Jackson Hurst, Heather McComb, Jay Jay Warren, Barbara Crampton
Check out the release on Amazon by clicking the link below: (Opens in a new window)
Day of Reckoning [DVD] 
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1. Closing date 24-04-17
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.
Monday, 3 April 2017
Directed by Terence Davies
Starring Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Jodhi May, Catherine Bailey
The story of 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson is brought to vivid life, in a remarkably sensitive biopic by director Terence Davies, exploring her early days as a young schoolgirl, through to her later years as a recluse. Now recognised as a genius that penned some of the most important verses in American literature, the poet was virtually unknown in her lifetime, leaving behind a legacy of stunning, astute work that still resonates deeply today.
Featuring a curated selection of her poems in voiceover, A Quiet Passion details every facet of Dickinson’s character: her wit, her humour and the intimate, closeknit relationship she had with her family. Cynthia Nixon commands a superb performance in the title role, while Davies’ elegant direction allows the audience to connect with the hopes, dreams and disappointments of one of the greatest poets of all time.
UK theatrical release by Soda Pictures on 7 April 2017 (R/T: 125min, Cert: 12A)
Take a trip to Beacon Point this May when the highly-anticipated science-fiction thriller lands on VOD via Uncork'd Entertainment.
The film, called “an intelligent and interestingly innovative inferno of horror, science fiction, folklore and thrills”, hails from talented newcomer Eric Blue.
Zoe has quit her job to hike the Appalachian Trail as a tribute to her deceased father. She joins a small group of inexperienced hikers for an adventure of a lifetime. The group is, Dan, recently divorced and looking for a change from Silicon Valley, Cheese, a 17 year old kid, and Brian, his half brother he has just met. They are led by Drake, a hot headed trail master with a questionable past.
They are upbeat as they set out on the ten day trek through the Great Smokey Mountains. Drake leads them away from the main trail and the tourists, promising a grand adventure and sights they’d never see with the standard tour. After a gruesome discovery, they become lost deep in the mountains. The adventure spins out of control when they are terrorized at their campsite by an unseen force.
Rae Olivier, Jon Briddell, Eric Goins, Jason Burkey, and RJ Shearer star in an Eric Blue film, written by Blue and Traci Carroll.
Beacon Point on VOD May 2 and DVD on July 4.
Studio: Uncork'd Entertainment
Cast: Rae Olivier, Jon Briddell, Eric Goins, Jason Burkey Director: Eric Blue
Simon Rumley (Director of Red, White & Blue, Fashionista & Crowhurst) has begun a six week shoot on the brutal gangster thriller ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON for Gateway Films.
Dramatising the violent reign of two of London’s most notorious gangsters, Billy Hill (Leo Gregory) and Jack ‘Spot’ Comer (Terry Stone), ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON charts the legendary rise and fall of a nationwide criminal empire that lasted until the mid-fifties and which paved the way for the notorious Kray Twins and The Richardsons.
Described as ‘Peaky Blinders meets Legend’, the film also stars Holly Earl, Dominic Keating, Geoff Bell, Jamie Foreman, Doug Allen, Andy Beckwith, Roland Manookian, Justin Salinger, Kate Braithwaite and Laura Carter. Joining the eclectic ensemble are comedian Simon Munnery, boxers Frank Buglioni, Steve Collins and Joe Egan, footballer Jamie O’Hara, singer / TV star Nadia Forde, Union J’s JJ Hamblett and magician Ali Cook.
Director and co-writer Simon Rumley said today: "Having spent the last decade or so writing and directing thematically disparate but collectively extreme dramas, it makes absolute sense for me to progress to the gangster genre where love, lust, greed, paranoia, betrayal and violence are every day occurrences. The story of Jack Spot Comer, Billy Hill and their respective battles to become King of London’s Underworld has remained one of Britain’s most dynamic, thrilling and untold stories, but we’ll be exploring it in depth, with psychological dexterity and aiming to make it a unique viewing experience and a great British film."
Producers Terry Stone and Richard Turner added: “We’re thrilled to be working with Simon Rumley, one of the UK’s most exciting directors. This is a fantastic and long overdue story about the founders of organised crime in Britain. We have an incredible cast and the film promises to be a must see for all true crime fans.”
ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON is a Gateway Films & Ratio Film Presentation, directed by Simon Rumley, written by Will Gilbey, Simon Rumley & Terry Stone and produced by Terry Stone & Richard Turner. Co-Producer: Tiernan Hanby, DOP: Milton Kam, Costume Designer: Michelle May, Makeup Designer: Emma Slater, Production Designer: Anna Mould
From New Line Cinema comes “Annabelle: Creation,” with David F. Sandberg (“Lights Out”) helming the follow up to 2014’s hugely successful “Annabelle,” which scared up nearly $257 million at the worldwide box office during its run in theaters. The new film is once again being produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, who also partnered so effectively on “The Conjuring” movies.
In “Annabelle: Creation,” several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.
Annabelle: Creation creeping into cinemas August 1
Saturday, 1 April 2017
Warner Bros. UK has made available the final official trailer for Guy Ritchie's anticipated action epic, KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD, starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Eric Bana, Poppy Delevingne and Annabelle Wallis.
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 19 May 2017