Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Competition: Win Extortion on DVD

Extortion is out on DVD on 5th June and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies of the DVD to give away.

Synopsis:
Action adventure written and directed by Phil Volken and starring Eion Bailey, Barkhad Abdi and Danny Glover. Kevin Riley (Bailey) and his family go to the Caribbean for a holiday but after Kevin indulges his son's sense of adventure by sailing out to a remote and uninhabited island they are left stranded when their boat malfunctions.

They are eventually spotted by a passing fisherman who comes ashore to help them, but when the man demands payment from Kevin in return for his rescue things spiral out of control. Kevin must find a way to either pay the man the huge sum of money or otherwise rescue his family before time runs out.

Check out the release on Amazon by clicking the link below: (Opens in a new window)
Extortion [DVD]

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

Who directs Extortion?

Send you name, address and of course the answer to competition@beentothemovies.com




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1. Closing date 12-06-17
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.





Paddington 2 - First-look Trailer - In UK cinemas November 10th


In UK cinemas November 10th.

The much-anticipated sequel to the worldwide hit family film finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief…

Featuring an all-star returning cast of Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Madeleine Harris and Samuel Joslin with Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington and Imelda Staunton as Aunt Lucy and joined by new cast members Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson.

Relive the first adventure on DVD -Paddington on Amazon UK 

Monday, 29 May 2017

Logan Lucky - Official HD Trailer


The Logans are a hardscrabble family from the hills of West Virginia, and their clan has been famous for its bad luck for nearly 90 years. But the conniving Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) decides its time to turn the family's luck around, and with a little help from his friends, the Redneck Robbers, he plans to steal $14 million from the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Valerian - Final Trailer


Synopsis:
VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of Leon, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the ground-breaking comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers.

In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha—an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.


From the Land of the Moon - Trailer & Poster, starring Marion Cotillard


Gabrielle (Marion Cotillard) comes from a small village in the south of France, at a time when her dream of true love is considered scandalous, and even insane. Against her will, Gabrielle’s parents marry her to José (Alex Brendemühl), an honest and loving Spanish farmer who they think will make a respectable woman of her. When she is sent away to the Alps to treat her kidney stones, André (Louis Garrel), a dashing injured veteran of the Indochina war, rekindles the passion buried inside of her. With this newfound love, Gabrielle yearns to run away with André, freeing herself from a marriage which seems to imprison her. This time, she’s determined to follow her dream.

From the Land of the Moon is released in cinemas on Friday 9th June.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Competition: Win Toni Erdmann Bluray

Toni Erdmann is out on DVD & Blu-ray on 29th May and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies of the Bluray to give away.

Synopsis:
Toni Erdmann is a remarkably touching and outrageously funny portrait of a father-daughter relationship. Ines is a highly-strung career woman whose life in corporate Bucharest takes a turn for the bizarre with the arrival of her estranged father Winfried.

A practical joker with a liking for silly disguises and childish pranks, Winfried attempts to reconnect with his daughter by introducing the eccentric alter ego Toni Erdmann to catch Ines off guard, not knowing how capable she is of rising to the challenge.

It won five awards at the 29th European Film Awards: Best Film (a first for a film directed by a woman), Best Director, Best Screenwriter, Best Actor, and Best Actress. It also won the European Parliament LUX Prize. It was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards and was considered the strong favourite for the award; it lost to The Salesman.

Check out the release on Amazon by clicking the link below: (Opens in a new window)
Toni Erdmann [Blu-ray] [2017]


COMPETITION CLOSED


Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 05-06-17
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.





Friday, 19 May 2017

Tommy's Honour | Official UK Trailer [HD] - in cinemas July 7

Tommy's Honour

Based on the powerfully moving true story of the challenging relationship between “Old” Tom and “Young” Tommy Morris, TOMMY’S HONOUR recounts the life of the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf. As their fame grew, Tom and Tommy, considered by many to be Scotland’s Golf royalty, were touched by drama and personal tragedy.

At first matching his father’s success, Tommy’s talent and fame grew to outshine his father’s accomplishments and respect as founder of the Open Championship in 1860 with a series of his own triumphs. But in contrast to Tommy’s public persona, his personal turmoil ultimately led him to rebel against both the aristocracy who gave him opportunity, and the parents who shunned his passionate relationship with his wife.

Directed by Jason Connery, and starring Peter Mullan (War Horse), Jack Lowden (’71), Ophelia Lovibond (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), this poignant drama serves as both a deeply affecting tribute to a true sporting pioneer, and a testament to the unique bond between father and son.

RELEASE DATE: July 7th 2017
DIRECTOR: Jason Connery

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Nick Broomfield's WHITNEY 'Can I Be Me' - First Trailer


From award-wining director Nick Broomfield (Biggie and Tupac, Kurt & Courtney) co-directed with Rudi Dolezal, a veteran of music videos and documentaries, Dogwoof presents WHITNEY ‘CAN I BE ME’, a stunning, revealing portrait of one of the greatest performers of the past century, Whitney Houston.

Using previously unseen footage cut with exclusive live recordings, WHITNEY ‘Can I Be Me’ traces the life and career of Whitney Houston from her early life in New Jersey singing in the church choir, to her record label signing and meteoric rise to fame, through her phenomenal successes as a recording artist and actor to her tragic death at just 48. Along the way, the film delves into her marriage to Bobby Brown, her friendship with personal assistant Robyn Crawford, her personal struggles and return to the stage and screen. WHITNEY ‘Can I Be Me’ is a portrait of the woman behind the superstar.

WHITNEY 'Can I Be Me' will be released in cinemas on 16th June, with the premiere and a live performance from Michelle John taking place on 11th June at Sheffield Doc/Fest and being broadcast into cinemas nationwide, supported by the BFI Audience Fund, awarding funds from the National Lottery.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

UK release date announced for Aisling Walsh’s MAUDIE

Based on a true story, MAUDIE, set in mid-century Nova Scotia, is directed by Aisling Walsh (TV's Fingersmith) and stars Oscar nominees, Sally Hawkins (Paddington, Happy-Go-Lucky) and Ethan Hawke (Boyhood, Before Midnight).

The film charts the unlikely romance between Maud Lewis (Hawkins), an increasingly popular folk artist, and the curmudgeonly reclusive fish peddler, Everett (Hawke).

Bright-eyed and intelligent, though crippled by arthritis, Maud yearns to be independent and to live away from her cold and oppressive family. She finds an escape when she answers Everett's ad for a housekeeper.

To Everett's consternation, Maud turns out to be terrible at housework, preoccupied as she is with painting every corner of his tiny shack with flowers, birds and butterflies. As her art blossoms into a burgeoning career, so too it brings Maud and Everett closer together in ways they never imagined.

MAUDIE is released in the UK on 4 August through Sony Pictures Releasing (UK). It made its world debut at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival before screening at Berlin earlier this year.

Running time: 117 mins │ Certificate: TBC

Monday, 15 May 2017

I Am Not Madame Bovary | Official UK Trailer [HD] - in cinemas May 26


Acclaimed director Feng Xiaogang and superstar Fan Bingbing team up for this razor-sharp, intriguing tale of a wronged woman fighting for justice against her duplicitous husband and the government itself.

When Li Xuelian (Fan Bingbing) and her husband Qin Yuhe (Li Zonghan) stage a fake divorce to secure a second apartment reserved by the government for single people, all seems to go to plan. Six months later, Qin remarries, as agreed… but to a different woman. Furious, Li files a lawsuit with the County Court, but loses the case after the Judge remains convinced the divorce papers are in order.

Refusing to accept the court's findings, Li appeals to the Chief Justice, the County Chief, and even the Mayor, but fails at every turn. She decides that only Qin can give her peace of mind, if he will just acknowledge that the divorce was fake. Instead, he publicly accuses her of being a "promiscuous woman"- an accusation that drives Li back to the courts, and to the capital, to redeem her reputation once and for all.

Shot partly in a circular aspect ratio, mirroring the literati paintings of the Song Dynasty, I AM NOT MADAME BOVARY offers a powerful, compelling and hilarious social satire, which transcends all cultures in uniquely stylish fashion.

Alien: Covenant | 'My Face' | Official HD Clip 2017


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.

Directed by Ridley Scott

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


Norman - Official Trailer - Starring Richard Gere - At Cinemas June 9


Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in this life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.

Starring
Richard Gere
Lior Ashkenazi
and Michael Sheen

WONDER WOMAN - Official International Trailer #4 (2017) Gal Gadot DC Superhero Movie HD


Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.

War For The Planet Of The Apes - Official Trailer #3 Teaser (2017) Andy Serkis Sci-Fi Movie HD


In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

In Theaters - July 14, 2017

Directed By Matt Reeves
Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer and Terry Notary

First look images released featuring Lily James and Michiel Huisman from the big-screen adaptation of The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society


LONDON – Monday 15th May, 2017 – STUDIOCANAL has released the first official photography from the big-screen adaptation of THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, as principal photography wraps on the British production of Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows' best-selling novel.

The two images feature the film’s lead actors Lily James (Cinderella, War & Peace) and Michiel Huisman (The Age of Adeline, Game of Thrones).

Lily James plays free-spirited journalist Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey during WWII. Juliet’s first contact with the island and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, is with Dawsey Adams, played by Michael Huisman.

Directed by Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) from a script written by Don Roos (Marley & Me, The Opposite of Sex) adapted from the international best-selling novel of the same name, the film also stars Glen Powell (Everybody Wants Some, Hidden Figures), Matthew Goode (The Imitation Game, Downton Abbey), Jessica Brown Findlay (Victor Frankenstein, Downton Abbey) with Tom Courtenay (45 Years, Doctor Zhivago) and Penelope Wilton (The BFG, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel).

Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan from The Mazur/Kaplan Company (The Man Who Invented Christmas) and Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin from Blueprint Pictures (Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, In Bruges) will produce. STUDIOCANAL is co-financing and will distribute in its own territories, the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, selling worldwide.

Friday, 12 May 2017

The Mummy / Moments Worth Paying For Trailer with star Sofia Boutella


Sofia Boutella, star of upcoming action adventure The Mummy, is the latest actress to appear in an exclusive trailer for the Industry Trust’s Moments Worth Paying For campaign.

In the exclusive piece to camera, Sofia Boutella talks through the thrilling and spectacular action featured in The Mummy and how seeing it on the big screen gives the biggest and best impact showing that the terrifying and heart stopping moments really are worth paying for. 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 series, the trailer directs audiences to the industry-funded film search engine, FindAnyFilm.com, which signposts them to legal content sources so they can book, buy and watch at their convenience.

The Mummy opens in UK Cinemas on Friday 9th June.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - “Both Hands” Clip - With David Beckham


Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne.

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 May 19, previews May 17 & 18.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Blade Runner 2049 - Official Trailer


There are still pages left in this story. Watch the NEW trailer for #BladeRunner2049, in theaters October 6.

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

From executive producer Ridley Scott and director Denis Villeneuve, #BladeRunner2049 stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana De Armas, MacKenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto.

TriForce Short Film Festival 2017 opens for submissions


The TriForce Short Film Festival, established by the TriForce Creative Network to promote, support and showcase the diverse range of talent in contemporary film-making, announces today that it has opened for submissions for 2017. With a focus on recognising and supporting diverse talent, the festival brings together film-makers with the movers and shakers in the industry, enabling emerging artists to break into the mainstream. Showcasing the best in short film, alongside a programme of career focused seminars throughout the day and an industry expo, the TriForce Short Film Festival is the place to be to further your career in film.

TFSFF is a short film festival established by the TriForce Creative Network in 2012 to showcase talent in contemporary film-making, helping emerging film-makers to develop skills and access opportunities to further their careers.

16 shortlisted films get the chance to be seen on the big screen, in front of key industry representatives, with the winning film-makers earning career development opportunities, as well as a cash prize for their next project. The TFSFF takes place at BAFTA, presenting a packed day of seminars tackling the key issues of the industry and offering invaluable advice from industry professionals, alongside a bustling industry expo and screenings of the shortlisted films.

This year the films will be judged by a panel of industry experts including critically acclaimed directors, producers and commissioners as well as leading British actress Indira Varma.

Indira Varma commented, “I’m very excited to be judging for TriForce Short Film Festival this year! It's important to me to support organisations like TriForce Creative Network, and their work to increase diversity and inclusion in the film and TV industry.”

The full line up of judges includes -
· Jay Davidson - Assistant Commissioner, BBC
· Neil Biswas - Director
· Michelle Matherson - Talent Exec, Shiver
· Alexander Gardiner - MD, Shiver
· John Bryne - The Stage
· Stefan Allesh Taylor CBE
· Carter Pilcher - CEO Shorts TV
· Indira Varma – Actress

The three categories for this year’s competition are:
· Microshorts - open to films under five minutes long and can be of any genre.
· General Scripted - open to scripted films between five and 20 minutes long
· Non-Scripted - open to non-scripted films between five and 20 minutes long

The TriForce Short Film Festival will take place at BAFTA on Saturday 2 December, where the shortlisted films will be shown and the overall Festival winner will be revealed.

Entries can be submitted via http://tfsff.com/submissions/ . All entries must have been completed since June 2015. Submissions are open until 15th September 2017.

Cat's Eyes singer / songwriter Rachel Zeffira turns to crime for latest project


Rachel Zeffira, the talented, award-winning Canadian soprano, famous for her work as one-half of alt-pop duo ‘Cat's Eyes’, has composed a number of songs for director Simon Rumley’s historical gangster thriller feature film ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON, which is currently shooting in the East End. Rachel also appears in the movie as a singer in a 1940’s’ club band, which includes Sam Doyle from ‘The Maccabees’ on drums, Faris Badwan from ‘The Horrors’ on trumpet; and Sam Becker from ‘Wunderground’ on bass.

Zeffira commented: “Simon sent me the script for ‘Once Upon A Time In London’ which referenced music from the 1940s. He mentioned a few songs from that era, nostalgia ones like ‘I'll be Seeing You’ and a few songs by Kurt Weill. When I was around 16 I used to love those songs, and I remembered that I'd written a few in a similar style at the time, that could possibly be useful now. I tracked down a couple of the rough recordings and sent them to Simon, and he thought they'd be right for the film.

She added “Our original choice for trumpet player, Chris Cotter, couldn't make it, so I asked Faris if he could step in. Faris is 6 foot 6, has quite a distinct look which definitely isn't 1940s, and he doesn't play trumpet. Until being on set, I've only ever seen Faris look like he's the singer from The Horrors...so it's testament to the talent of the hair and costume designers that they actually managed to make him look like a 40's jazz musician”.

Director and co-writer Simon Rumley said: "Having been a fan of The Horrors for a while I was excited to check out Cat's Eyes. I went to their seminal gig at the Scala and have been a fan of Rachel and her music ever since. We were hoping to collaborate on a previous film of mine which didn't happen so when ‘Once Upon A Time In London’ came along, Rachel was the only person I thought of to sing in the Modernaires Club”.

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). Charting the legendary rise and fall of a nationwide criminal empire that lasted until the mid-fifties, this is the brutal story of post-war organised crime which paved the way for the notorious Kray Twins and The Richardsons. Described as ‘Peaky Blinders meets Legend’, the film also stars Geoff Bell, Jamie Foreman, Doug Allen, Andy Beckwith, Roland Manookian, Justin Salinger, Holly Earl, Dominic Keating, Kate Braithwaite, Nadia Forde, JJ Hambeltt, Simon Munnery and boxers Frank Buglioni, Steve Collins and Joe Egan,.

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.

Wonder Woman – Rise of the Warrior [Official Final UK Trailer]


Check out the new trailer for Wonder Woman - In UK cinemas June 2, 2017 – starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielson, Robin Wright, David Thewlis and directed by Patty Jenkins.

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

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



Saturday, 6 May 2017

Competition: Win Carrie Pilby on DVD

Carrie Pilby is out on DVD on 8th May and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies of the DVD to give away.

Synopsis:
Carrie Pilby (Bel Powley: The Diary of a Teenage Girl) isn t your average teenager. She s a 19-year-old genius, a year out of Harvard and living in New York City.

Burdened with an overactive moral compass and self-consciously aware of her uncommon intellect, in a city full of people she considers oversexed, deceitful hypocrites, Carrie finds herself isolated, friendless, dateless and unemployed. To coax Carrie out of her shell, her psychiatrist makes a list of goals she is to achieve by the end of the year, including falling in love.

As she tackles each goal it brings her closer to the understanding that humans, like books, can t be judged by their covers... Bel Powley, Nathan Lane (TV s Modern Family), Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects) Colin O Donoghue (TV s Once Upon a Time) and William Mosely (The Chronicles of Narnia), star in this heart-warming coming-of-age story of life, love and teenage prodigies.


Check out the release on Amazon by clicking the link below: (Opens in a new window)
Carrie Pilby [DVD]

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

COMPETITION CLOSED


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1. Closing date 15-05-17
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.





Friday, 5 May 2017

Dunkirk - Official Main Trailer - Warner Bros. UK


"Dunkirk” features a prestigious cast, including Tom Hardy (“The Revenant,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Inception”), Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” “Wolf Hall”), Kenneth Branagh (“My Week with Marilyn,” “Hamlet,” “Henry V”) and Cillian Murphy (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), as well as newcomer Fionn Whitehead.  The ensemble cast also includes Harry Styles (One Direction) making his feature film debut.

Christopher Nolan (“Interstellar,” “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy) is directing “Dunkirk” from his own original screenplay, utilizing a mixture of IMAX® and 65mm film to bring the story to the screen.

“Dunkirk” opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces.  Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.


Thursday, 4 May 2017

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - Prophecy Trailer - Warner Bros.


Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne.

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.

Starring with Hunnam (FX’s “Sons of Anarchy”) and Oscar nominee Law (“Cold Mountain,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley”) are Astrid Bergès-Frisbey (“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”) as Mage; Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond,” “In America”) as Bedivere; Aidan Gillen (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”) as Goosefat Bill; and Eric Bana (“Star Trek”) as Arthur’s father, King Uther Pendragon.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Brand New Wonder Woman 'Deflection' Poster

Brand new image, for the highly anticipated WONDER WOMAN. Starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielson and directed by Patty Jenkins.

WONDER WOMAN is released in UK cinemas June 1, 2017

Synopsis
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.

The Recall - Official Trailer (2017) Wesley Snipes, RJ Mitte Sci-Fi Action Movie


When five friends vacation at a remote lake house they expect nothing less than a good time, unaware that planet Earth is under an alien invasion and mass-abduction.

Starring RJ Mitte, Wesley Snipes & Jedidiah Goodacre

The Dark Tower - Official Trailer (HD)


In a world full of superheroes, there’s only one Gunslinger. From the epic best-selling novels by Stephen King comes #DarkTowerMovie

There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

In Theaters August 4.

Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne & Rihanna star in Luc Beeson's Valerian - New Character Posters









Synopsis:
VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of Leon, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the ground-breaking comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers.
In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha—an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other.  There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

Stacey Solomon and performing arts charity Chickenshed present a nationwide karaoke bus tour


3 May 2017, London – Illumination, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and performing arts charity Chickenshed are proud to announce a spectacular nationwide karaoke bus tour to mark the release of this year’s biggest animation, SING, which is available on Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD from 22nd May.

The wheels of this year’s most entertaining singing initiative will be set in motion when the SING karaoke bus drives into London on Sunday 21 May with singer and TV presenter Stacey Solomon, and parks up at Westfield London. The bus will then embark on a nationwide tour with further stops in Bristol (22 May), Birmingham (23 May) and Manchester (24 May).

Visitors to the bus will have the opportunity to sing along to any of 42 hit tracks from the film, win spot prizes or a private recording session, and learn more about how Chickenshed uses the performing arts to help young people fulfil their potential. Those at the Westfield London launch could also be in with the chance to sing along with Stacey herself!

TV host and singer Stacey Solomon said, “From karaoke queens to wannabe pop stars, I can’t wait to meet everyone at the SING karaoke bus tour! My kids and I absolutely love the film and to collaborate on this wonderful campaign for such an amazing cause is just fantastic. I got my foot in the door through the music industry so I really can’t wait to meet budding musicians!”

Kevin Metchear, a spokesperson from Chickenshed added, “We are delighted to hop on board the SING karaoke bus tour to raise funds for our pioneering musical theatre charity. We hope that this campaign will bring children and young people one step closer to achieving their full potential while having a great deal of fun in the process.  We are so privileged to be a part of this campaign and having Stacey Solomon launch the event with us is just perfect. Stacey is someone who knows just how uplifting, therapeutic and confidence building singing can be for young people.”

SING arrives on Special Edition on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on 22nd May, 2017, courtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

SING’S KARAOKE BUS TOUR will stop at each of the following locations:
·         Sunday 21st May - Westfield London – 10AM – 6PM
o   Ariel Way, London, W12 7GF
·         Monday 22nd May – Bristol: Brislington Tesco Extra – 10AM – 6PM
o   Callington Rd, Bristol, BS4 5AY
·         Tuesday 23rd May – Birmingham: Redditch Tesco Extra - 10AM – 6PM
o   Coldfield Dr, Oakenshaw, Redditch B98 7RU
·         Wednesday  24th May – Manchester: Stockport Tesco Extra  - 10AM – 6PM
o   Tiviot Way Portwood, Stockport SK1 2BT

About SING
From Illumination, the studio that brought you The Secret Life of Pets and the Despicable Me franchise, comes an animated comedy about finding the music that lives inside all of us. SING stars Academy Award® winner† Matthew McConaughey as Buster Moon, an eternally optimistic koala who puts on the world’s greatest singing competition to save his crumbling theater; Academy Award® winner†† Reese Witherspoon as Rosita, an overworked and unappreciated mother of 25 piglets desperate to unleash her inner diva; Scarlett Johansson as Ash, a punk rock porcupine with a beautiful voice behind her prickly exterior; Taron Egerton as Johnny, a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies; as well as Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly, and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly. SING is the musical comedy event of the year!

50th Anniversary 4K Restoration of The Graduate


One of the most beloved American films of all time, THE GRADUATE is 50 this year, and STUDIOCANAL are very proud to be celebrating this anniversary with a cinema release of a pristine new 4K restoration including a 2 week run at the BFI Southbank from 23rd June as part of their Dustin Hoffman season.  This will be followed by a brand new Special Edition DVD, Blu-Ray and EST release on 24th July.

A complete sensation on its original release in 1967, THE GRADUATE was a one-of-a-kind cinematic portrait of America which captured the mood of disaffected youth seething beneath the laid-back exterior of 1960s California. It earned Mike Nichols a Best Director Oscar, introduced the music of Simon & Garfunkel to a wider audience and featured one of the most famous seductions in movie history and a truly iconic final scene. THE GRADUATE also introduced the world to a young actor named Dustin Hoffman, perfectly cast as the jaw-droppingly naïve Benjamin.

Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) has just finished college and is already lost in a sea of confusion as he wonders what to do with his life. He returns to his parents’ luxurious Beverly Hills home, where he idles away the summer floating in the pool and brooding in silence.  He is rescued from the boredom when he is seduced into a clandestine affair with a middle-aged married friend of his parents, Mrs Robinson (Anne Bancroft). That liaison is soon complicated by Benjamin’s infatuation with her college-age daughter Elaine (Katharine Ross).

Visually imaginative and impeccably acted, with a witty, endlessly quotable script by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry (based on the novel by Charles Webb), with a supporting cast that includes William Daniels, Murray Hamilton, Walter Brooke and Elizabeth Wilson, THE GRADUATE had the kind of cultural impact that comes along only once in a generation.

This 50th Anniversary 4K restoration was created from the 35mm original camera negative by the Criterion Collection. The colour timing was done by referencing a previous colour grading that had been supervised by Grover Crisp at Sony Pictures and approved by director Mike Nichols. The 5.1 surround-sound remix, approved by the director, was created from the 35mm magnetic tracks and the original soundtrack recordings at Chace Audio.

Special features on the DVD and Blu-ray Special Editions:
New Lawrence Turman interview
American Masters: Mike Nichols documentary (53 mins)
Mike Nichols / Steven Soderbergh audio commentary
Dustin Hoffman / Katherine Ross audio commentary
The Graduate at 25 (22 mins)
Dustin Hoffman interview (23 mins)
Screen tests (TBC)
Students of the Graduate (26 mins)
The Graduate: Looking Back (13 mins)
Interview with Charles Webb (20 mins)
Analysis of Seduction scene (9 mins)
Analysis of the soundtrack (8 mins)
Audio commentary with Professor Thomas Koebner

IN CINEMAS 23rd JUNE 2017
on DVD, Blu-ray & EST 24th July 2017

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

My Life As A Courgette - New Trailer




From its debut in Director’s Fortnight at Cannes to winning audience awards at festivals around the world, this accomplished debut feature from director Claude Barras, based on a script from acclaimed writer/director Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, Tomboy), was nominated for both a Golden Globe® and Academy Award®.

After his mother’s sudden death, Courgette is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this often strange and hostile environment. Yet with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own.

Brought to life through memorably bold character designs and expressive stopmotion animation, MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE soars with laughter, sorrow, joy, and above all, stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart.


Wonder Woman - New TV Spot


Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.