Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Zombie Spring Breakers - Poster and Trailer


Marcia Do Vales, who, as Maria, kick-asses her way through Brit zomcom Ibiza Undead, will represent the film at its LA premiere on Thurs 2 Nov, which is hosted by US Film Studio & Distributor, The Asylum.

Now called ZOMBIE SPRING BREAKERS, Brazilian-born Marcia do Vales, who is about to shoot the leading role in supernatural thriller QUAIL HOLLOW, says: “I loved being part of this film, so am really pleased to have the opportunity to attend the US premier. With So few independent British films getting a theatrical release in the US it's a real testament to the hard work that we put in to make this film something truly fun for the zombie fans everywhere!"

THE TOP 5 MOVIES WITH THE BEST STUNTS


When it comes to movie stunts, actions speak louder than words. Sure, we love a nice bit of dialogue but it’s the big explosions and mega effects that really light up the screen. When done well, they have the power to catapult you into the centre of the action and leave you pondering a career change - or at least a car change - as the titles roll. And since no one sets up the action better than Michael Bay, we thought we’d celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of Transformers: Last Knight by having a think about the top movies stunts EVER…

Transformers franchise
It takes more than just a green screen to shoot incredible effects… Director Michael Bay is famous for pushing his cast to the limit when it comes to stunts - and it shows with the Transformers franchise. Though consistent with its eye-popping actions, The Last Knight is a visual master-piece.



Mission Impossible franchise
Tom Cruise debuted as Ethan Hunt in the first Mission: Impossible movie 21 years ago (we can’t believe it either) and he quickly cemented his reputation as the industry’s biggest daredevil. He even scaled the tallest building on the planet in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.



James Bond franchise
The death-defying stunts seen in James Bond tend to leave the audience more shaken than stirred… How is he still alive? Remember Daniel Craig`s death-defying crane jump in Casino Royale? The actor didn’t even use a body double. Let’s hope he at least got given a real martini afterwards.



Blues Brothers
Proving that cool stunts aren’t just a young person’s game, this 1980s movie used more than 40 stunt drivers and 60 old police cars, while the shopping mall car chase was filmed in an actual shopping mall. Production even got permission to drive down streets at speeds of over 100 miles per hour. In your face, CGI!



Fast and Furious franchise
If it were real life, the destruction in the Fast and Furious movies would cost more than $500m. It’s not surprising really - over the last two decades, the films have given us more high-speed stunts than you can shake a clutch stick at. Car driving onto yacht? You got it. Car driving over moving train? Of course! You get the idea. Incredible stuff.



Transformers: The Last Knight is out now on Digital DVD, Blu-ray™ and 4K Ultra HD™

Ghost Stories - Poster and 3 Teaser Clips


Based on Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s original Olivier nominated stage production, the same team have co-written and directed this adaptation for the big screen.

Starring Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther, Andy Nyman, Paul Whitehouse, and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

Andy Nyman also leads the cast, reprising his role as Professor Goodman alongside Paul Whitehouse (Alice in Wonderland, ‘Harry & Paul’, ‘The Fast Show’), Alex Lawther (‘Black Mirror’, Old Boys, The Imitation Game) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit franchise, ‘Fargo’, ‘Sherlock’).

Phillip Goodman, professor of psychology, arch-skeptic, the one-man ‘belief buster’ – has his rationality tested to the hilt when he receives a letter apparently from beyond the grave. His mentor Charles Cameron, the ‘original’ TV parapsychologist went missing fifteen years before, presumed dead and yet now he writes to Goodman saying that the pair must meet. Cameron, it seems, is still very much alive. And he needs Goodman to find a rational explanation for three stories that have shaken Cameron to his core. As Goodman investigates, he meets three haunted people, each with a tale more frightening, uncanny and inexplicable than the last.

GHOST STORIES in cinemas on Friday 13th April 2018.



Monday, 30 October 2017

The Gatehouse - Trailer and Poster


An ancient curse is unlocked in The Gatehouse, on VOD 12/5 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

From award-winning director Martin Gooch comes a bold and arresting gothic horror feature that’ll stir the senses and spike the neck hairs.

Jack is a struggling writer recovering from the death of his wife. His daughter, 10-Year-Old Eternity, loves digging for treasure in the forest behind her house. In a coincidental turn of fate, Jack agrees to undertake a writing project about the ‘legend of the black flowers’ at the same time that Eternity discovers a mysterious object in the woods, and the forest wants it back. They’ve unlocked an ancient curse and must now fight for survival.

Scarlett Rayner, Simeon Willis, Linal Haft, Paul Freeman, Hannah Waddingham, Alix Wilton Regan, and Melissa Knatchbull star in a Martin Gooch film, available 12/5 on Digital from Uncork’d Entertainment.

The Gatehouse official trailer 1 from martin gooch on Vimeo.

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Kepler's Dream - Trailer and Poster


This Winter, what we treasure brings us together in Kepler’s Dream!

Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints, Powder), Kelly Lynch (“Mr.Mercedes”, Charlie’s Angels), and Holland Taylor (The Truman Show, “Two and-a-Half Men”) star in director Amy Glazer’s highly anticipated feature adaptation of the hit YA novel by Juliet Bell, in theaters and InDemand December 1st from Leomark Studios.

Eleven-year-old Ella (Isabella Blake-Thomas) is a city girl forced to spend the summer on the New Mexico ranch of her reclusive grandmother, Violet Von Stern (Holland Taylor), while Ella’s mom (Kelly Lynch) undergoes chemotherapy in another state. As she tries to cope with her grandmother’s strict rules and snooty friends, Ella longs for her mother and begs her estranged father for rescue. But Ella’s dad (Sean Patrick Flanery) has his own reasons to stay away from his childhood home. Meanwhile, Ella finds allies in fatherly ranch hand Miguel (Steven Michael Quezada) and his down-to-earth daughter, Rosie (Esperanza Fermin). But when a priceless book is stolen from Violet’s collection, Miguel is the key suspect, and Ella must find the real thief in order to save her friends. Emotional connections are reshaped, and a family that was lost finds its way. The music of Patrick Neil Doyle helps tell this unusual and heartwarming story.

Steven Michael Quezada (‘’Breaking Bad’’), Kelly Hu (X-Men 2), and Isabella Blake-Thomas (Once Upon a Time, Rise of the Guardians) co-star.

Kepler’s Dream in theaters across America and available on InDemand from December 1.

Friday, 27 October 2017

The Best Voice Actors in Pop Culture


Imagine if millions of people knew your voice but hardly anyone recognised your face… What a strange and brilliant career it must be working as a voice actor. No wonder Hollywood’s biggest names want to jump on the voice bandwagon - it must be pretty great trading hours in hair and makeup for slouchy pants and slippers. However, a certain elite have made an art out of the voice industry, using their vocal coLabels
rds to create some of the most beloved characters from the screen. So, to celebrate the release of Batman vs. Two-Face, let’s raise a glass to these unseen heroes…

Adam West
Born in 1928, the late Adam West worked alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest names such as Paul Newman before becoming widely known for his lead role in the 1960s version of Batman, a part he reprised in the just released Batman vs. Two-Face movie. His distinct voice can be heard in countless animations ranging from The Simpsons, Futurama, Rugrats and Johnny Bravo - and he even played a fictionalised version of himself in Family Guy.


Frank Welker
Chances are you’ve heard Frank Welker’s distinctive tones before… The actor even received an Emmy Award in honour of his voice work last year. He’s probably best known for his role as Fred Jones from the Scooby-Doo franchise, which he’s voiced since 1969 to present, but he’s also portrayed Megatron in the Transformers franchise, as well as Nibbler in Futurama, Garfield, Dr Claw in Inspector Gadget and Kermit in Muppet Babies.

John Dimaggio
Known for his gruff voice, John Dimaggio’s CV reads like a kid’s dream playlist… You may have heard him portraying Bender in Futurama, Jake the Dog in Adventure Time, Rico in The Penguins of Madagascar, or multitasking various roles in Johnny Bravo, The Powerpuff Girls and Samurai Jack amongst other shows. Imagine how much fun he has going to work each day!

Mel Blanc
Born in 1908, the late Mel Blanc is one of the industry greats, having voiced… deep breath… Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, Road Runner, the Tasmanian Devil, Woody Woodpecker, Barney Rubble in The Flintstones and Mr. Spacely in The Jetsons. Basically put, it would be hard to find a cult animation that he DOESN’T feature in.

Batman vs. Two-Face: Available now on Digital Download, and Blu-ray™ and DVD October 30

Menashe - Trailer and Poster


Performed entirely in Yiddish, a language not used in cinema for many decades, MENASHE follows a kind, hapless grocery store clerk as he struggles to make ends meet and responsibly parent his young son, Rieven. In the wake of his wife’s death, tradition prohibits Menashe from raising his son alone, so Rieven’s strict uncle adopts him, leaving Menashe heartbroken.

Meanwhile, though Menashe seems to bungle every challenge in his path, his rabbi grants him one special week with Rieven before his wife’s memorial and a chance to prove himself a suitable man of faith and fatherhood.

UK & Ireland Release date: 8th December 2017
Certificate U / Running time 82 minutes

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Justice League - Brand New Thunder Trailer


Synopsis
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat.  But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

JUSTICE LEAGUE is released November 17, 2017.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

WIN BATMAN VS TWO-FACE ON BLU-RAY™ - AVAILABLE NOW ON DIGITAL AND OUT ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD OCTOBER 30


Prepare yourself for the comeback of the classic dynamic duo, Batman and Robin in the new DC universe animated feature, Batman vs. Two-Face, out now on Digital Download and available on Blu-ray™ and DVD October 30! To celebrate the release we are giving YOU the chance to win a copy of the adventure on Blu-ray™!

As the sequel to the 2016 hit animated film Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, the all-new Batman vs. Two-Face finds Batman and Robin back in classic 1960s action, protecting Gotham City from some of the most nefarious villains in comics history. But when the mutilated master of multiplicity, Two-Face, begins staging a daring crime wave across Gotham, the Caped Crusaders must work double-time to discover his mysterious secret identity before they can halt his evil-doing – all the while combating the likes of Catwoman, Joker, Riddler, Penguin, Bookworm, Hugo Strange and King Tut!

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What is the name of the CEO of Wayne Enterprises and secret identity of the crime-fighting Super Hero, Batman?

  1. Bruce Wayne
  2. Dick Grayson
  3. Selina Kyle
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Batman vs.Two-Face - See It Now on Digital Download and on Blu-ray™ and DVD October 30

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Blood Harvest - Poster and Trailer


Writer-director George Clarke’s latest sweat-inducing scarefest comes to U.S shores this November.

The award-winning Blood Harvest, out of Northern Ireland, premieres on Digital 11/21 from Wild Eye Releasing.

Robert Render, Alan M. Crawford, Jean Paul Van Der Velde, Griffin Madill, Rachael Stewart and Matt McCreary star in a George Clarke film.

A rural village is terrorized by an evil force that drains the blood from its victims. A discredited police detective, who believes the killings are the work of vampires, must team up with his former partner to uncover the truth.

First look trailer: Twin Peaks' Dana Ashbrook stars in RESTRAINT


Ahead of AFM, Devilworks has released the first trailer for horror-thriller Restraint, which the genre specialist is shopping at this year’s market.

Dana Ashbrook, fresh from his return as Bobby Briggs on Showtime’s Twin Peaks, stars in Restraint. From Adam Cushman, comes a psychological thriller about a disturbed young woman who plunges into a darkness after becoming unexpectedly pregnant, becoming a threat to her family and herself. Amelia Yokel and Jake Borowski produced.

The film picked up Best Feature at Rhode Island Film Festival, who hosted the world premiere, and Best Director at Downtown LA Festival.

John Hensley, Geoffrey Rivas, and Caitlyn Folley co-star.


Other films repped by Devilworks at AFM include Jeremy Lutter’s supernatural horror treat The Hollow Child,  Georges Padey’s debut Nereus,  Incontrol, from the creators of Still/Born, Cut Shoot Kill, which Freestyle has acquired for domestic release, Jordi Mollà starrer The Man Who Was Thursday, Frightfest thriller Population Zero, and Dee Wallace horror hit Red Christmas.

Devilworks will be exhibiting at the AFM in Office #736 from November 1.


Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Dawning of the Dead - Prepare for a zombie apocalypse this Christmas!


Prepare for a zombie apocalypse this Christmas!

Uncork’d Entertainment and filmmakers Tony Jopia, Nika Braun, Yannis Zafeiriou and Alexander Zwart reanimate the silly season with Dawning of the Dead, premiering on Digital 12/5.

While a virus that causes the dead to reanimate brings the world to its knees, the scientist responsible entrusts his cataclysmic findings to Katya Nevin, a troubled ex-war correspondent turned anchor-woman at W.W News. While she and the rest of her crew witness the collapse of society via video feeds from around the globe, a deadly special agent climbs the building floor by floor, his only goal to ensure her silence. Armed only with information and an indomitable will to live, Katya must overcome her crippling anxiety and learn to lead in order to make it out of the studio and into a terrifying new world where only the dead survive.

Honey Holmes, Leo Gregory, Pixie Le Knot, and Sean Cronin star in Dawning of the Dead, on Digital 12/5 and DVD 3/6.

Monday, 23 October 2017

WIN TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT ON BLU-RAY™ – OUT NOW ON DIGITAL AND ON DVD, BLU-RAY™, 4K ULTRA HD™ OCTOBER 30


Get ready for the ultimate adventure as Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg present the new and explosive addition to the Transformers family, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT.  To celebrate the digital release out now and with the DVD, Blu-ray™ and 4K Ultra HD™ release coming up on October 30, we are giving you the chance to win a copy on Blu-ray™!

Humans and TRANSFORMERS are at war, OPTIMUS PRIME is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of TRANSFORMERS on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); BUMBLEBEE; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock). There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.

Watch the incredible trailer here:

For your chance to win a copy of Transformers: The Last Knight on Blu-ray™ simply submit your answer to the question below:

QUESTION:

In the trailer, what is the colour of the transformer Mark Wahlberg’s character uses and describes as being out of their mind?
a) Silver
b) Yellow
c) Green

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Transformers - See It First out now on Digital, and on DVD, Blu-ray™ and 4K Ultra HD™ October 30

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Sunday, 22 October 2017

Competition: Win Eat Locals Merchandise and Blurays



Eat Locals is out on DVD & Blu-ray October 30th and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and some great merchandise to give away including a Blu-ray of the film.

Synopsis:
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.

You can buy this from Amazon UK using the following link that opens in a new window.
Eat Locals [Blu-ray]

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Competition: Win Tommy's Honour on DVD

Tommy's Honour is out on DVD October 30th and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies of the DVD to give away.

Synopsis:
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.


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Tommy's Honour [DVD] [2017]

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Saturday, 21 October 2017

REALIVE Trailer (2017) Sci Fi Movie HD


Marc is diagnosed with a disease and is given a short time to live. Unable to accept his own end, he decides to freeze his body. Sixty years later, in the year 2084, he becomes the first cryogenically frozen man to be revived in history. Marc discovers a startling future, but the biggest surprise is that his past has accompanied him in unexpected ways.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Competition: Win Armed Response on DVD

Armed Response is out now on DVD (Released October 16th) and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies of the DVD to give away courtesy of Signature Entertainment. 

Synopsis:
Action movie icon Wesley Snipes is back with a bang alongside WWE superstar Seth Rollins and rock legend and producer Gene Simmons, issuing an ARMED RESPONSE on DVD.

A team of Special Forces experts led by Isaac (Snipes; The Expendeables 3, Blade II) investigate a high-tech military compound known as The Temple. When they discover an earlier military team who have been horrifically slaughtered in the deserted facility, the mission suddenly changes focus to survival by any means necessary, as it becomes clear they are not alone...

Also starring Anne Heche (Donnie Brasco, Volcano) and David Annable (TV’s Brothers & Sisters, 666 Park Avenue), ARMED RESPONSE is the perfect dose of WWE-flavoured supernatural action for all fans of a hard-hitting smackdown!

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


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WWE Star Seth Rollins is a member of which 'faction' in WWE right now?

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Arrow Films announces the UK release date for Clio Barnard's DARK RIVER


Following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2017, Arrow Films has announced the film will be released on 23 February 2018 across UK and Ireland. Directed by British filmmaker Clio Barnard (The Arbor, The Selfish Giant), the cast includes Golden Globe and two-time Olivier winner RUTH WILSON (The Affair, Saving Mr Banks, The Lone Ranger), MARK STANLEY (Mr Turner, Kajaki, Game of Thrones) and award winning SEAN BEAN (Lord Of The Rings, The Martian).

Following the death of her father, Alice (Ruth Wilson) returns home to Yorkshire for the first time in 15 years, to claim the tenancy of the family farm she believes is rightfully hers.  Once there she encounters her older brother Joe (Mark Stanley) a man she barely recognizes, worn down by years of struggling to keep the farm going whilst caring for their sick father.  Joe is thrown by Alice’s sudden arrival, angered by her claim and finds her presence increasingly impossible to deal with.  Battling to regain control in a fraught and fragile situation, Alice must confront traumatic memories and family betrayals to find a way to restore the farm and salvage the bond with her brother before both are irrevocably lost.

DARK RIVER opens in cinemas from 23 February 2018 via Arrow Films


Thelma - UK poster and trailer




Directed by Joachim Trier
IN CINEMAS 3rd NOVEMBER

From acclaimed director Joachim Trier (REPRISE, OSLO, AUGUST 31st, LOUDER THAN BOMBS), THELMA is a supernatural thriller about a young woman who, upon falling in love for the first time, discovers that she has terrifying and inexplicable powers.

Thelma (Eili Harboe), a shy young student, has just left her religious family in a small town on the west coast of Norway to study at a university in Oslo. While at the library one day, she experiences a violent, unexpected seizure. Soon after, she finds herself intensely drawn toward Anja (Okay Kaya), a beautiful young student who reciprocates Thelma’s powerful attraction. As it becomes clearer that the seizures are symptoms of mysterious, often dangerous, supernatural abilities, Thelma is confronted with tragic secrets of her past, and the terrifying implications of her powers.

Trier’s fourth feature has taken Toronto International Film Festival by storm. Praised particularly for its visual stylings and direction, as well as Harboe’s commanding performance, THELMA is a powerful drama exploring the unexplainable.

Live Evil - Trailer


Do the ‘monster mash’ this Halloween with the home entertainment premiere of horror-comedy Live-Evil, starring Vladimir Kulich (TV’s Vikings), Charlene Amoia (How I Met Your Mother) and horror icon Tony Todd (Candyman, #FromJennifer).

‘’Ghostbusters meets Dawn of the Dead caught in the Twilight Zone’’ (Nerdly) in writer-director Ari Kirschenbaum’s “unique, visually entertaining” (We Live Entertainment) horror romp, arriving on VOD this Halloween from Simian Tales.

When a small college town police station is besieged by "Evil" on a sleepy Halloween night, Pete, the sheriff, and Hancock, his loyal deputy, are thrown into the middle of holy chess-game that could destroy the town, and possibly the world.

Vincent M. Ward (TV’s The Walking Dead), J. Richey Nash (Bat $#*! Crazy) and Karen Wheeling Reynolds (Logan Lucky) co-star.

Live-Evil will be available on Amazon this Halloween 10/31 with other platforms to follow.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

New Roddy Piper Film Production


A percentage of all sales go to Doernbecher Children's Hospital

On 31st July 2015 the world lost one of the most recognizable and successful wrestling personalities of all time, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. A new film production is now available to stream from Nine Legends director David Sinnott which features never before seen footage of "The Hot Rod" titled: "Roddy Piper: In His Own Words". Dig deep inside a forty year career which was spotlighted in the WWE and WCW as well as the big screen, including the lead role in John Carpenter's cult classic, "They Live".



David Sinnott: "This project meant a lot to me to put together. I have fond memories of working with Piper on another project and it didn't sit well with me that so much great footage was locked away in a vault. I recall his daughter was present for the entirety of our film shoot and it was clearly evident that he was a decent family man. It was important for me to connect with Roddy's wife, Kitty Toombs, for input on this project."

Kitty Toombs: "This is Roddy, candid, serious and at times laughing at himself as he digs into some of the psychology and experiences that propelled him in and out of the wrestling arena."

A percentage of all sales will be donated to the Doernbecher Children's Hospital, a hospital which had a special place in Roddy's heart.

Kitty Toombs: "Roddy saw first hand during his decades in Portland, Oregon the groundbreaking, good work being done at the Doernbecher Children Hospital. Throughout the years he loved giving time volunteering as a celebrity during fundraisers but even more so, just stopping by to roam the halls and chat with the children. He shared with his family how those kids were the real heroes and what they gave him was far more than they ever realized."

Roddy Piper: In His Own Words is available to stream now at www.ninelegendsfilm.com for $7.99, which includes access to "Nine Legends", starring Bill Goldberg, Mike Tyson and Chris Jericho.


Hospital Photo Credit: Ross William Hamilton / Oregonian
Family Photo Credit: Kitty Toombs

JIGSAW - Terrifying first look clip


Ahead of next week's release of JIGSAW, the 8th installment in the SAW franchise, we are pleased to bring to you the nail-biting 'Bucket Head' clip, showing the gruesome first trap in Jigsaw’s puzzle.

In Cinemas October 26
Directed by Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
Starring: Laura Vandervoort, Tobin Bell, Brittany Allen

Thirteen years ago on Halloween weekend – SAW and the character of JIGSAW introduced the world to a new face of horror. For seven straight years “If it’s Halloween it must be SAW” was a holiday tradition. This October 27, Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures proudly present JIGSAW! After a series of murders bearing all the markings of the Jigsaw killer, law enforcement find themselves chasing the ghost of a man dead for over a decade and embroiled in a new game that’s only just begun. Is John Kramer back from the dead to remind the world to be grateful for the gift of life? Or is this a trap set by a killer with designs of their own?

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

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Good Time - Poster and Trailer - Starring: Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Jason Leigh


GOOD TIME is released in cinemas across the UK & Ireland on 17 November

Following the mind-bending Heaven Knows What, celebrated filmmakers Josh and Ben Safdie (The Pleasure Of Being Robbed, Daddy Longlegs) return to the mean streets of New York City with GOOD TIME, a hypnotic crime thriller that explores with bracing immediacy the tragic sway of family and fate. The film premiered In Competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2017.

After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Constantine finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

The Florida Project - New Trailer and Poster


THE FLORIDA PROJECT, one of the breakout hits of Cannes, has been set for a 10th November 2017 release date in the UK and Ireland, by distributor Altitude Film Distribution.

Directed by Sean Baker, and co-written with Chris Bergoch, The Florida Project is Baker’s follow up to his 2015 award winning feature Tangerine, which he also co-wrote with Bergoch. The Florida Project stars Willem Dafoe (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Murder on the Orient Express) and features standout performances from newcomers Bria Vinaite, Brooklynn Prince and Valeria Cotto.

The Florida Project tells the story of Moonee (Brookynn Prince), a precocious six-year- old and her ragtag group of friends.  The children’s summer break is filled with wonder, mischief and adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.

The story takes place just outside of Orlando, the vacation capital of the world and home to “The Most Magical Place on Earth.”  Along the main highway that runs through the land of theme parks and resorts, budget motels that once attracted tourists by exploiting the Disney mystique, now house homeless families.

Moonee and her twenty-two year old mother, Halley (Bria Vinaite), live at one such establishment — The Magic Castle Motel.  The closest thing Moonee has to a father is Bobby (Willem Dafoe), the motel’s manager, a guarded and diligent man who is taunted by the children’s antics.  Halley has lost her job and a new girl the same age as Moonee has moved in at the motel next door - it's going to be an eventful summer.

June Pictures presents A Cre Film & Freestyle Pictures Company Production. Produced by Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Francesca Silvestri, Shih-Ching Tsou and executive produced by Darren Dean.

Running time: 112min    Certificate: TBC

THE FLORIDA PROJECT will be released across the UK and Ireland by Altitude Film Distribution
on 10 November 2017.


Paddington’s Pop-Up London

On Thursday 19 October to celebrate the launch of "Paddington's Pop-Up London" in partnership with STUDIOCANAL and VisitLondon.com, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and PADDINGTON 2 cast members (to be announced) will attend the unveiling of one of five beautiful and fun pop-up book installations featuring Michael Bond's much-loved bear, which will appear at iconic landmarks and attractions across London from Monday 23 October – 3 December 2017.

In PADDINGTON 2, Paddington discovers an exceptional pop-up book in Mr Gruber's antique store. Taking inspiration from this, various breath-taking interactive installations will spring up in locations across the city, featuring London's famous landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Westminster, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square. 

In the spirit of the Mayor's #LondonIsOpen campaign, Paddington's Pop-Up London will encourage people to appreciate our beautiful capital city spreading the message that a warm welcome awaits everyone – even a little bear.   

VisitLondon.com will be the home of Paddington's Pop-Up London, hosting a wealth of fun and useful content to help visitors have the best possible experience –www.visitlondon.com/paddington2  

 

"Paddington 2" opens in cinemas on 10 November

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The Very Best of Josh Hartnett


Josh Hartnett is halfway up a mountain. He can barely see his hand in front of his face, so heavy is the snow battering him from all sides. He’s playing Eric LeMarque in his latest movie, the thrilling true story of survival against the odds that is 6 Below (in cinemas from October 13th) and whilst he knows he’s delivering a powerhouse performance he can’t help but think that maybe it’s about time he picked something a little easier next time. You see, however brilliant Hartnett is (and he always is), he doesn’t give himself the easiest of times on film sets, something this handy retrospective goes some way to proving...

Halloween H20 (1998)
Original scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis returns to the genre that defined her early career in this blistering return to force for the original slasher franchise. Having faked her own death, Laurie Strode is now the headmistress of a secluded private school, hitting the bottle and driving her rebellious son (an early heartthrob role for Hartnett) to despair with her over-protective schtick and an obsession with her dead brother, Michael. But when that brother is Michael Myers and, oh yeah, he’s not dead at all, her paranoia just might be justified. Hartnett provides a square jaw and, fittingly given his lineage, a propensity towards surviving but sadly he didn’t crop up in any further sequels (although Jamie Lee is back, back, back for the forthcoming reboot so there are reasons to be cheerful).

The Faculty (1998)
Having burst onto the scene in Halloween H20, Hartnett took a gig working alongside Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn, Planet Terror) on another modern horror classic in the form of The Faculty. As part of an ensemble cast that included Elijah Wood, Usher, Clea Duvall and Jordana Brewster, Hartnett starred as Zeke, one of a clutch if disparate high school students who notice that there’s something very wrong with their teachers (including genre stalwarts Piper Laurie (Carrie), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day) and Famke Janssen (X-Men)). What they don’t initially realise, however, is that said teachers have been replaced by be-tentacled aliens hell-bent on taking over the rest of Smalltown, USA. Played for laughs as much as for thrills, The Faculty did brisk business in multiplexes, establishing Hartnett as heartthrob du jour.

The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Just by looking at the guy, Josh Hartnett clearly has all the attributes to play the movie heartthrob. But what better role to display those qualities than in the fierce and provocative feature debut of Sofia Coppola, a director who would later become a powerhouse in independent cinema. Josh plays dreamy eyed, six pack flaunting Trip Fontain, who has a short-lived romance with Kirsten Dunst’s character, Lux, who the film follows during her school year as she attempts to get over the suicide of her younger sister whilst simultaneously trying to escape the clutches of her strict parents. Following this smart and intriguing breakout performance there was no stopping Hartnett from becoming Hollywood’s next superstar!

Black Hawk Down (2001)
After breaking out onto the Hollywood scene, Hartnett was offered one of the most defining roles of his career so far, in Ridley Scott’s modern war epic Black Hawk Down. The film follows a team of soldiers dropped in to civil war-torn Mogadishu, Somalia, in an effort to kidnap two of local crime lord Mohamed Farah Aidid's top lieutenants. When two of the mission's Black Hawk helicopters are shot down by enemy forces, the Americans -- committed to recovering every man, dead or alive -- stay in the area too long and are quickly surrounded. Hartnett plays one of the many soldiers in the film that has to battle his way out of the centre of Mogadishu under heavy, heavy fire. He also gives a very moving speech at the film’s climax about heroism, leaving many a war-movie fan in the cinema teary-eyed.

Pearl Harbor (2001)
Michael Bay’s wartime epic and Box Office smash, Pearl Harbor, cemented what was a blistering year for Josh Hartnett. But perhaps more importantly, it provided a vehicle for the ultimate All American Male pairing of Hartnett and Ben Affleck, sending teenage girls across the globe running for the Blu-Tac to adorn their bedroom walls with posters of the pair. In the film, Hartnett plays Captain Danny Walker who, along with his childhood friend, Rafe McCawley (Ben Affleck) serve in the US Eagle Squadron which becomes drawn into the battle of Pearl Harbor; the trigger for the US joining WWII. Ahead of the battle, Rafe meets Nurse Evelyn (played by Kate Beckinsale) and the pair begins a tentative relationship before Rafe is drawn away into combat. Cue complicated – and emotional – love triangle... Whilst not received too well by critics the film was a hit, taking $450 million at the Box Office and proving that Hartnett was fast-becoming one of Hollywood’s most commercially bankable actors.

Lucky Number Slevin (2001)
With Hartnett now established as Leading Man Material, he had his pick of the roles. In this Guy-Richie-esque gangster flick, he plays a man who gets embroiled in a dangerous series of events after being mistaken for the very man he is visiting in The Big Apple. With his wallet stolen and unable to prove his identity, Slevin is forced to step up his desperate search for his friend and reclaim his identity before he's forced to pay a debt that could cost him his life. With Hartnett starring opposite some of the film scene’s biggest players (including Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman), he comfortably holds his own, proving he is a force to be reckoned with.

30 Days of Night (2007)
Another truly terrible day for Hartnett results in another great movie for his audience as he fends off a horde of really nasty vampires in the acclaimed, unremittingly bleak interpretation of the comic book of the same name. From the get go Hartnett’s good guy is up against it as the long northern night falls on the Alaskan town he protects as it’s sheriff. The snow might not be quite up to 6 Below proportions but the feral monsters he has to tackle more than make up for that, as does one of modern horror cinema’s most effective but downbeat endings...

Penny Dreadful (2014 – 2016)
A versatile man of many talents, Hartnett once again catches the eye in another unconventional piece, starring as Ethan Chandler, a troubled sharpshooter turned monster-hunter in TV series Penny Dreadful. Executive-produced by Sam Mendes (Spectre) and written by John Logan (Skyfall), Penny Dreadful is a dark and disturbing mash-up of many of Victorian literature’s most scary monsters, including Frankenstein’s Creature, Count Dracula and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. It emerges that Ethan has a dark side as well; when there is a full moon, he metamorphoses into a werewolf. Making a formidable team alongside Eva Green in the role of temptress Vanessa Ives, Hartnett proves that he can play any role a casting director throws at him – man or beast!


6 Below (2017)
As you can see from the above examples, Josh Hartnett is no stranger to playing a man in great peril, and that is no different for this latest venture into getting himself into a bit of a pickle. In Scott Waugh’s 6 Below he plays real life subject Eric LeMarque; a thrill-seeking ex-Olympic hockey player and keen snowboarder with the weight of personal demons on his back. When he gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the High Sierra Mountains, LeMarque is pushed to the limit and forced to battle those demons head-on as he fights against the worst the elements can throw at him. With Hartnett well and truly made to suffer for taking the risk of going off piste (quite literally and in the broader sense of his career), this epic survival thriller is sure to grip fans old and new when it opens in cinemas this Friday.

6 BELOW is in cinemas and on demand from October 13th, 2017


Monday, 16 October 2017

CLOWNTERGEIST comes to DVD; Extras announced, artwork revealed.


The reason you're afraid of clowns.

Poltergeist meets IT in Clowntergeist, arriving on DVD October 17 from High Octane Pictures!

Extras on the DVD include Behind-the-Scenes Videos, Deleted Scenes and an Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Aaron Mirtes!


Emma, a college student with a crippling fear of clowns, must come face to face with her worst fear when an evil spirit in the body of a clown is summoned terrorizing the town she calls home. One by one Emma and her friends receive a balloon with the exact time and date of when it will appear to kill them written on it. After receiving her balloon, Emma realizes that she has two days left to live, and must fight against the clock to find a way to survive.


From writer-director Aaron Mirtes comes the film critics say may "reignite your killer clown phobia"*, Clowntergeist out on DVD this October from High Octane Pictures.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Ultimate Justice - Out now on DVD


Vision Films proudly presents Ultimate Justice, a film with non-stop action, kick-ass martial arts fighting sequences, and more explosions than a July 4th celebration. Directed by Martin Christopher Bode and written by Marco Theiss, Ultimate Justice is the ultimate in action entertainment.  Vision’s DVD label is distributed through Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Starring Mark Dacascos (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Hawaii Five-0, Iron Chef America),  Matthias Hues (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Dark Angel), Mike Möller (Cloud Atlas), Brandon Rhea (Infernal Affairs 2, Push) the explosive and suspenseful Ultimate Justice is as much about vengeance as it is about teamwork and comradery.

A team of former elite soldiers are drawn back into action when the daughter of their former commander is kidnapped. Vowing vengeance on those responsible, they use all tools they have available—weaponry, martial arts, brute force and technology. The mission to track down the force behind the kidnapping causes the team to sacrifice their lives to uncover the truth, save the daughter and deliver justice.

Martial Arts enthusiast Ruediger W. Kuemmerle financed the project, which, although being based in China, he filmed in his hometown of Goeppingen, Germany with local crew.  It is Kuemmerle’s second feature film under his production banner Silent Partners.  His first film is the just recently released “One Million K(l)icks”.  Kuemmerle is currently in pre-production on the sequel, which will also star Mark Dacascos.

Ruediger W. Kuemmerle says, “Ultimate Justice would not have been possible without an incredible young, ambitious and truly talented crew and the support of Mark Dacascos, a true hero of the martial arts industry and a personal hero whose films I grew up watching. The same for Matthias Hues, a great actor and true friend. After a lengthy post-production process we could not be happier with the final result and we are extremely pleased to partner with Vision Films who supported significantly in the final stages.”

Managing Director / CEO of Vision Films Lise Romanoff says, “Ultimate Justice is solid entertainment, non-stop action with a compelling story. The motto of the Ultimate Justice team is Vivere Militare Est, translation is “To Live is to Fight!” Action fans across the world will love it”

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Murder on the Cape - Now available on DVD/VOD


Vision Films is proud to present MURDER ON THE CAPE, based on the 2002 Cape Cod murder of Christa Worthington.  Written and directed by Arthur Egeli, MURDER ON THE CAPE is a stunning and deeply human retelling of the case that shocked the nation.

The film stars Jade Harlow (Passions, The Bay), Josh Walther (Eugene O’Neill: Art as Life), Chris Lazzaro (Jersey Shore Massacre), Heather Egeli (Ghost Forest ) and Tim Misuradze (The Young and The Restless).

MURDER ON THE CAPE is based on the true story of New York fashion writer Christa Worthington, who has an affair with a married fisherman while spending a winter holiday in Cape Cod. She returns two years later with his child looking to rekindle their love. When she is found murdered, a mystery unfolds within the tight-knit community, shedding doubt on the prime suspect’s guilt.

“The heart of the story is that there were all these personal struggles that you don’t see in a documentary about the crime”, director Arthur Egeli says. “You don’t get to see how everything affects each other”.

ADDicted Available on DVD/VOD on October 3


Vision Films proudly presents ADDicted, the ground-breaking feature film that explores the addictive nature and abuse of the ADD prescription drug, Adderall in the American college system. Written and directed by Dan Jenski and produced by Lightning in a Bottle Productions, ADDicted is a genuine, empathetic and dramatic wake up call.

Starring Kathleen Quinlan (Apollo 13, Event Horizon), Gil Bellows (The Shawshank Redemption, Criminal Minds), Luke Guldan (The Good Place, Law & Order), Lauren Sweetser (Winter’s Bone, NCIS: Los Angeles) and Taylor Black (Midnight, Texas, Lucifer), ADDicted brings to light the illicit and highly dangerous use of the prescription medication that two-third’s of college students have been offered at one time or another.

ADDicted will be available on October 3, 2017 on Digital for a SRP $4.99 - $9.99 Rent or Buy across all platforms and to Buy on DVD for $14.95.

Like most college kids, Drew’s life is chaotic. Demanding classes. Football. Finals. A bad break-up. An overbearing mother. But what helps keep him balanced is his Adderall, a prescription he's been on since age 10 for ADD. But now he finds himself suspended from the football team for plagiarism. As his life starts to spiral out of control, he turns to his professor, but is it too late? What will it take for Drew to find peace with himself instead of a pill bottle?

Writer/director Dan Jenski first envisioned his debut feature film when he was in college and saw first-hand the drug becoming more prevalent, as his friends would go to extreme measures to obtain it. After he discovered the dangers of Adderall, he wrote ADDicted to send a very important message.

“As you hear about people who have been affected and their stories, and you hear statistics about the people on it and the sales, you start to see that there is something going on here and feel really impassioned to speak about something deeper” says Jenski. “I just feel that a lot of people need help balancing themselves, being healthy and making the right decisions. Not being so stressed. Adderall is a very intense drug that people become addicted to because it allows them to sustain a level that wouldn’t normally be sustained.I just want to help people help themselves with this”.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Oats Studios - "ADAM: The Mirror"


Oats Studios brings to life the next chapter in the Adam story, made in real-time using Unity. Join our amnesiac hero as he discovers a clue about what and who he is. The next chapter arrives soon. For more info check out: https://unity.com/madewith/adam

Brian Cox Retrospective



Long held as one of our finest actors, Brian Cox (the weathered, gruff Scottish genius thesp as opposed to the leggy, grinning genius physicist, let’s get that out of the way first) is embedded in the minds of cinephiles everywhere thanks to a lengthy career littered with indelible performances. Not least of these is his turn as greatest Briton Winston Churchill in, well, Churchill, arriving on digital platforms, Blu-ray and DVD from October 16th, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment UK, but we’ve decided to delve a little deeper into Cox’s career to unearth some more of his finest hours:

Churchill (2017)
Jonathan Teplitzky’s beautifully shot drama examines the 96 hours leading up to the Normandy Landings during World War Two, focusing on Churchill’s internal struggles with his conscience as well as his increasing search for relevance in a government trying to sideline him. Placing such a short space of time under a microscope rather than going for the full biopic treatment gives Cox the chance to add nuance to a character so often portrayed as a ball of bombast and bluster. A career-best performance if ever there was one, Cox shines alongside a similarly peerless cast of supporting stars that includes Miranda Richardson, John Slattery and James Purefoy.

RED 2 (2013)
If Churchill sees Cox deliver a masterclass in studied nuance, RED 2 is him showing everyone how to throw a party. Starring brilliantly as a Russian spy, Cox is clearly having the time of his life in this geriatric action thriller that sees Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich star as espionage old timers pulled back into the fray by an unhinged bomb maker (Anthony Hopkins, naturally). Whether he’s rescuing our heroes from a firing squad or kissing Mirren’s feet as she takes pot shots at the villains, Cox, replete with a velvet hat and a cheeky grin, is having a ball and it’s frankly infectious.

The Bourne Identity (2002)
Diverse as Cox is as a performer, he can do double-dealing bureaucrat better than almost anyone, something he demonstrated with aplomb across The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy. As the brilliantly American-sounding Ward Abbott, Cox was the puppetmaster behind the Treadstone programme and ultimately, in a sense, the creator of Jason Bourne: killing machine. Doesn’t stop him being as oily as they come, mind, or as cowardly, with Cox convincing at every turn.

X-Men 2 (2002)
It’s de rigueur for British thesps to take the lead as villains, a trend that pre-dates even the Bond films. Cox, however, took a slightly different direction when he debuted in the X-Men universe in the first sequel, starring as a US army general, William Stryker, singlehandedly responsible for the creation of walking razor blade Wolverine, as well as for nearly wiping out all mutants by harnessing his son’s telekinetic powers and Charles Xavier’s supercomputer. Obviously. Cox convinces amid all the heightened sci-fi drama to create one of the series most memorable villains and someone deftly able to match the on-screen might of the likes of Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen.

Manhunter (1986) 
It’s easy to forget that before Hannibal Lector there was Hannibal Lektor – Thomas Harris’s psychotic cannibal originally being portrayed by Cox in Michael Mann’s brilliantly 80s take on the first novel in the Silence Of The Lambs series, Red Dragon. Although the role was bolstered in the later remake that brought the story into Anthony Hopkins’ pantheon, Manhunter sees Lektor pop up for little more than a nevertheless mesmerising cameo. Cox plays Lektor as a little more urbane, a little more accessible, but no less terrifying. Essential viewing.

Churchill is available on digital platforms, Blu-ray and DVD from October 16th courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment UK


The ‘Special Relationship’ on Film



On February 16th, 1944, ahead of one of the biggest turning points in World War II -the Normandy Landings- British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said it was his "deepest conviction that unless Britain and the United States are joined in a special relationship… another destructive war will come to pass". Since then it’s fair to say that said relationship has had its ups, downs and various controversies. The world of cinema has not missed a second of it, adapting its most fascinating moments to the big screen.

The latest is World War II drama Churchill, in which Winston Churchill (played brilliantly by Brian Cox) and President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s (John Slattery) tussle for control over plans for the D-Day Landings represent a microcosm of their countries’ broader relationship. With the DVD and Blu-ray out on October 16th, there’s no better time to look back at some of the best films to have given their take on this ‘Special Relationship’.

In The Loop (2009)
Armando Iannucci’s ferocious and satirical take on Anglo-American political relations is as hilarious as it is thought provoking. Loosely based on Iannucci’s BBC sitcom The Thick of It (2005-12) –and including a reprisal of Peter Capaldi’s vicious, demonic, swearing mastermind of a spin doctor Malcolm Tucker from that very show- In The Loop looks at the political handling of a national crisis in the form of an unspecified Middle East war. Particular focus is given to the crucial role played by behind-the-scenes string-pullers on both sides, as well as an abundance of political impotence. This mockumentary satire punches as hard as it tickles, and as the crisis unfolds and the political string-pullers start flapping, we are left wondering how true-to-life these characters are...

Frost/Nixon (2008)
Frost/Nixon brilliantly documents the time when a British late-night TV show host by the name of David Frost (Michael Sheen) interviewed the most controversial president to ever take office; Richard Nixon (Frank Langella). Set in 1977, a full 3 years after Nixon resigned from office in disgrace, the former president agrees to an interview with Frost who he is certain that he can hold his own against, with even Frost's own people not quite sure their boss was ready for such a high-profile challenge. However when the cameras rolled, what emerged was an unguardedly honest exchange between a man who had lost everything and another with everything to gain.

The Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Quentin Tarantino’s second world war-western very much focuses on a rag-tag group of Jewish, American soldiers, banded together by the shared passion for scalping Nazi’s. But to pull off their pièce de résistance of foiling German plans, they require the help of their Brit allies in the form of the much caricatured Mike Myers and Michael Fassbender, who they use in an attempt to infiltrate the Nazi camp to uncover key info. The relationship is shown to be slightly frosty when they first meet, but eventually the Brits and the Yanks put aside their differences to focus on a shared enemy. Very much a specified example of the relationship in general, we feel.

Citizenfour (2014)
This Oscar-winning documentary about hero/traitor (depending where you stand on the matter) Edward Snowden explores a much darker side to the ‘Special Relationship’ and what can happen when the partnership goes undercover. Directed by Laura Poitras, who was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as "citizen four", was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and GCHQ. In June 2013, she flew to Hong Kong to document a meeting with the man who turned out to be Snowden, and the film that resulted from this turns into a gripping real-life thriller of Snowden attempting to escape the wrath of the panic stricken US and UK surveillance agencies.

The Patriot (2000)
Roland Emmerich’s The Patriot takes a step back in time to look at a period before the British/American relationship started to blossom, and the revolution that pre-dates any kind of amicable co-operation. The film follows Mel Gibson’s farmer, Benjamin Martin in South Carolina, who joins the fight against the British after his son is captured and sentenced to hang, and *spoilers* the revolution ends up being pretty successful, and the red coats limping back across the pond for good. The film was the first to be made with the cooperation of the Smithsonian Institute, which advised on historical accuracy. As such, the film serves as a cutting reminder of the burning of the metaphorical bridge between the Atlantic, but also a demonstration of how a new, special bond was formed from the ashes.

CHURCHILL IS AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OCTOBER 9TH AND ON BLU-RAY AND DVD OCTOBER 16th 2017