Monday 31 July 2017

Pawn Sacrifice - New Trailer

Pawn Sacrifice follows American chess phenomenon Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire), who squares off against his Russian rival Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber) in the 1972 "Match of the Century" in Reykjavik, in this gripping drama from director Edward Zwick (Glory) and screenwriter Steven Knight (Eastern Promises).

Saturday 29 July 2017

REVIEW: House on Rodeo Gulch

Uprooted from her childhood home in Texas by her father's new job, sixteen-year-old Shani Peterson (Megan Jay Simrell) moves to California with her new step-mom, Denise (Chanel Ryan). Their new home, located deep in the redwoods of Central California is a dream come true... until it's not. With an over friendly Reverend and his alcoholic assistant as their only neighbors, Shani and Denise must unearth the haunting mysteries of the house and its history, before they lose their home, or lives.

Review By Jon Donnis
House on Rodeo Gulch is a psychological thriller set in the redwoods of the Santa Cruz, California. And the first thing that you will notice when watching this is how beautifully this is shot. I know I really appreciated some of the angles, and scenery, really beautiful area.

The film follows a mother and daughter after they move into this beautiful house, nothing could possibly go wrong could it, well just when you think everything is perfect life has this annoying way of turning everything upside down. As things start to happen in the house, we are at first led to believe it is the paranormal, but as the story unfolds, the truth turns out to be just as if not more terrifying. So is there anyone out there who can help? Perhaps the next door neighbour, a respectable Reverend, with a big old cross dangling from his next. Surely he cant be involved right?

There is even a scene that I personally would consider the perfect embodiment of one of my own biggest fears, I wont spoil it, but lets just say after I finished watching the film, I will be checking things even closer than usual. And that is the point about this film, it does well when it comes to making you think.

That's not to say the film is without humour, it has some good moments which made me laugh, not to mention some perfectly acceptable and enjoyable gratuitous moments with the stunningly gorgeous Megan Jay Simrell running about in her underwear.

I found this to be a thoroughly enjoyable old fashioned psychological thriller, with some stand out moments, and some creepiness that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

I watched this on a Saturday night all alone in the dark, my advice to you is perhaps leave one light on. Just in case. Oh and never mess with a cute girl in her underwear, you never know where she might be concealing her gun.

I give this film a decent 8/10

About the Cast
Chanel Ryan - International Actress and Model, Chanel has appeared in over twenty feature movies having worked along side such great stars as James Caan, Sean Astin, Christopher Lloyd, Gary Sinise and Bill Murray to name of few. She is also internationally recognized as one of the world's hottest models having graced the covers and inside magazines such as Esquire, GQ, Playboy, Maxim, People and FHN among others. A few years back she was voted the hottest model in three different continents.

Barry Radcliffe - has over twenty feature credits to his name (Ted 2, Masterminds, The Witches of Oz, among others). In addition, his has one of the most recognizable faces in Television having starred and co-starred in over twenty TV shows including (Nashville, Army Wives).

Megan Jay Simrell - In here first starring role, Megan reminded the Director of a young and raw Jennifer Lawrence. Funny, scary, relentless and beautiful, this young woman is going places very soon. As she primarily focuses on acting, she is quickly climbing up the ladder in the world of modelling. House on Rodeo Gulch will be forever remembered as Megan's first starring role.

Producer/Director/Writer - William Scherer
Director of Photography - Chen Dubrin
Original Score - Austin Lawrence
International Distribution - D3Telefilm, Los Angeles, CA
Website -

Thursday 27 July 2017

Action epic WOLF WARRIOR 2 hits UK Cinemas 4th August

China's deadliest Special Forces operative, known as the Wolf Warrior (Wu Jing – Call of Heroes, Kill Zone), hopes to settle into a quiet life by the sea. But after he crosses paths with a ruthless band of mercenaries, overseen by a volatile and sadistic leader (Frank Grillo - Warrior, Captain America: Civil War), he must reaffirm his duty as a soldier to put an end to the terrorizing of innocent civilians. Fists, bullets, tanks and missiles will fly in this tour-de-force of bravura action filmmaking, all culminating in a climactic battle between the highly skilled Wolf Warrior, and the brutal mercenary leader.

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Interview with Producer of WTF! - Steve Parker

From prolific producers Steve Parker and Jody Parker and director Peter Herro comes WTF!, a love letter to classic horror films arriving via Midnight Releasing on August 1.

Three years ago, twenty-two year old girl-next-door Rachel (Ott) barely survived a brutal massacre that left her friends in pieces. Time has passed, Rachel has moved on, but unfortunately history has a way of repeating itself. 

Her close friends are spending spring break in a secluded house in the woods, and they have cordially invited her to join. Little does she realize that another bloodbath will be showing up as plus one. Once Rachel and her friends arrive at the cabin, the partying, sex, and terror begins.

We caught up with Steve Parker to get the 411 on WTF!

How long of a journey has this been for the WTF! Producing team? How did it come about?

Over three years ago Peter brought us the script, and we sent him back to writing with a lot of notes. When he came back a year later, the script worked. Six months later we wrapped production, and then we spent two years in post. We were busy on major projects (Beverly Hills Lizard People, and the best-selling Belgian book series The Dark Numbers) and this was simple enough and Peter was going to do the line producing.

What was the appeal for you?

It was a cute little script, and had great potential.

Was it shot in your neck of the woods?

I’m the weirdo—I’m San Francisco-based. The production was in L.A., and even my business partner Jody Wheeler is based there.

Do you imagine a much different series had a major studio got hold of it?

I think they’d have re-written the details to fit marketing wisdom.

How would you describe the tone?

It’s a very Cabin in the Woods kind of setting where you gradually become aware how creepy and isolated a place you are.

Tell us about the cast….

We found a great cast of newcomers. Callie Ott (Rachel) has a previous feature credit, but for everyone else it was a first feature opportunity. They’re talented, attractive and you’ll be seeing more from the all. Andrea Hunt has a role in the up-coming Awaken the Shadowman, for example.

How has advances in technology opened up doors for filmmakers?

Shot on a RED Scarlet, there are really great cameras and the ability to do VFX and other post magic at low cost helps us make movies that look like a million dollars for a small fraction of that budget.

Can you tell us about your next film?

We’re planning to shoot Beverly Hills Lizard People in spring of next year in Vancouver. An extension of the L.A. subway into Beverly Hills disturbs the underground lair of the lizard people who live beneath it. It should be fun! Look for parodies of the current administration’s cabinet! Kelly-Ann lizard?

WTF! Is available August 1st on Cable VOD and Digital HD

The Jungle Bunch - New Poster and Trailer

The Jungle Bunch follows a gang of misfit animals on a mission to protect their jungle home. In their first big screen adventure, the Jungle Bunch’s tiger striped Kung Fu penguin leader Maurice and his comrades – a goldfish, tarsier and gorilla – fight to protect the jungle from a gang of silly baboons lead by Igor the evil Koala.


Logan Lucky - New Poster and Trailer

Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) is from a blue-collar family from the hills of West Virginia, whose clan has been famous for its bad luck for nearly 90 years. After being fired from his job, and with his ex-wife (Katie Holmes) threatening to move out of State taking their daughter with her, Jimmy decides he has to do something to get his family’s life back on track. With a little help from his brother Clyde Logan (Adam Driver), his sister Mellie (Riley Keough) and an incarcerated explosive expert, the aptly named Joe Bang (Daniel Craig), he plans to steal $14 million from the Charlotte Motor Speedway on the busiest race day of the year.

Directed by Academy Award-winner Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven, Magic Mike, Traffic), Logan Lucky also stars Hilary Swank, Seth MacFarlane, Katherine Waterston, Sebastian Stan, and Brian Gleeson.

Monday 24 July 2017

Annabelle: Creation | Two Brand New Clips

From the director of Lights Out, David F. Sandberg and master of horror, James Wan, audiences will see how Annabelle was first brought to life.

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.

Friday 21 July 2017

UNA - New UK Trailer

Based on the Laurence Olivier Award winning stage play Blackbird by David Harrower, UNA is directed by Benedict Andrews, stars Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn and Riz Ahmed.

UNA follows a young woman’s journey to reclaim her past. Fifteen years earlier, Una ran away with an older man, Ray, a crime for which he was arrested and imprisoned. When she comes across a photo of him in a trade magazine, Una tracks him down and turns up at his workplace. Her abrupt arrival threatens to destroy Ray’s new life and derail her stability. Unspoken secrets and buried memories surface as Una and Ray sift through the wreckage of the past. Their confrontation raises unanswered questions and unresolved longings. It will shake them both to the core. UNA gazes into the heart of a devastating form of love and asks if redemption is possible.

UNA is released in UK & Ireland on 1 September by Thunderbird Releasing and is a project backed by Film4.

Thursday 20 July 2017

Jigsaw - Official Trailer - In Cinemas October 27

**WARNING: Parental Advisory - Explicit content!**

In Cinemas October 27
Starring: Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett, Hannah Emily Anderson, Laura Vandervoort, Mandela Van Peebles, Paul Braunstein, Brittany Allen, Josiah Black
Directed by: The Spierig Brothers

One of the highest grossing Horror franchises of all time is back, taking the Jigsaw killer’s signature brand of twisted scenarios to the next level.

A Lionsgate release, Twisted Pictures presents, a Burg/Koules/Hoffman production.

Monday 17 July 2017

BLADE RUNNER 2049 – Trailer 2

The past will always find you. Watch the NEW Blade Runner 2049, 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.

Thursday 13 July 2017

Oats Studios - Volume 1 - Zygote

The latest short film from Neill Blomkamp's Oats Studios, ZYGOTE, starring Dakota Fanning and Jose Pablo Cantillo.

Wednesday 12 July 2017

Eat Locals - Poster & Trailer - on VOD/DVD the 30th of October

“No vampires were harmed during the filming of this movie!” Freema Agyeman

In a quiet country farmhouse, Britain's vampires gather. They come together once every 50 years to discuss territories, disputes, threats and food stocks, and the approval of new members. On this night, a new face will be meeting them for the first time, and – if the vote is unanimous – could be the latest member to join their fanged ranks.

This new face, however – local lad Sebastian Crockett – merely thinks he's on a promise with sexy cougar Vanessa.

Unluckily for all, Sebastian's not the only guest who'll be dropping in tonight. A detachment of Special Forces vampire killers led by Colonel Bingham has tracked the coven to this remote location, although they've bitten off far more than they can chew: they expected one vampire, not an entire coven.

With barely a handful of men ill-equipped to take down such a bloodthirsty clan, Bingham must keep the vampires pinned down while the fractious coven must put their own differences aside if they're to escape before dawn.

For Sebastian, the soldiers and the coven, it may not only be the worst night of their lives. It may be their last.

On VOD/DVD the 30th of October

Oats Studios - Volume 1 - Firebase

The latest short film from Neill Blomkamp's Oats Studios, Firebase, starring Steve Boyle and Nic Rhind

Monday 10 July 2017

Valerian - a thousand moments worth paying for with Dane DeHaan

The highly-anticipated and visually spectacular new adventure film Valerian and a City of a Thousand Planets, is the latest film to get an exclusive trailer for the Industry Trust’s Moments Worth Paying For campaign, starring cast member Dane DeHaan.

In the exclusive trailer, Dane DeHann describes how the incredible level of detail in the film make legendary director Luc Besson’s (Leon, The Fifth Element and Lucy) new  film a visual treat that must be seen on the big screen. From the futuristic cities in far-away galaxies and strange alien species, the stunning effects really do make Valerian a Moment Worth Paying For.

Like the others in the Moments Worth Paying For series, the trailer directs audiences to the industry-funded film search engine,, which signposts them to legal content sources so they can book, buy and watch at their convenience.

Friday 7 July 2017

Sofia Coppola's LA TRAVIATA | Official UK Trailer [HD] - in cinemas July 9

A collaboration between award-winning American filmmaker Sofia Coppola and Italia haute couture king Valentino comes in the form of a revival of Giuseppe Verdi's classic opera, LA TRAVIATA.

Captured live in HD from the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and starring Francesca Dotto and Antonio Poli.

Valerian - 5 x Brand New Clips

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.

Starring: Cara Delevingne, Dane DeHaan, Clive Owen, Ethan Hawke, Rihanna, Mathieu Kassovits