Thursday 30 November 2017

"D-Love" - New Poster and Trailer - directed by and stars Elena Beuca

Elena Beuca's film has taken the festival circuit by storm, winning an astonishing ten consecutive Best Feature Film honors and is just about to begin its theatrical run on December 8.

In her semi-autobiographical directorial feature film debut, Elena Beuca  (Connectivity, Get Him To The Greek, Enlightened) stars in the lead role of Stefania alongside her husband and D-Love writer, Dave Rogers (Play On, Siblings). The film co-stars Ditlev Darmakaya as the wanderer and A Perfect Circle’s Billy Howerdel, who also composed the stunning original musical score for the film.

A couple with longstanding marital issues lands at LAX after a failed getaway. For a few years now, Stefania has been unhappy in a job she detests, while Dan still dealing with his grief, hasn't worked in years. Their strain is amplified when a Danish vagabond asks for a ride and much to his wife's horror, Dan offers to bring this total stranger to their home. How will this affect the already strained couple? Over the course of three days, Stefania comes to discover that the desired change doesn’t always come in the package that we want or expect.

"D-Love" has been submitted to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for consideration for the Golden Globe Awards.


Tuesday 28 November 2017

Gary Sinyor - Director of The Unseen, takes on Disney's CEO Bob Iger in the clash for UK Cinema Venues this December

28th November 2017: London, UK - Gary Sinyor, director of critically acclaimed The Unseen, has taken the unusual step of taking out an advertisement in this week's Guardian newspaper asking Disney CEO Bob Iger to release one cinema screen in Central London so he can show his British film.

The Unseen, which stars Jasmine Hyde, Richard Flood and Simon Cotton, has been hailed as a gripping Hitchcock inspired thriller. It was made with a crew of just 8 and a budget of one thousandth that of the Disney juggernaut. It follows the story of a couple who lose their son in a tragic accident, only to then be haunted by his voice. The film has received amazing reviews yet the multiplexes and even the small independents only have eyes for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Understandably, with box office takings struggling each year, the film offers a big pay day at the end of the year to all involved but it doesn't give audiences much choice about what to see and that's frustrating for British film-makers.

"The new Star Wars film is going to be not just in every cinema complex but also nearly every screen and for nearly every performance. Disney's terms were so strict that American cinema chains threatened to boycott it. One small screen in Central London would have a negligible effect on them but means a huge amount to an independent British feature film. With such outstanding reviews for The Unseen a direct appeal to the head of Disney to release a screen was the obvious thing to do" says Gary.

Gemma (Jasmine Hyde) and Will (Richard Flood) are shattered when their son dies in an accident. Gemma blames herself and starts to have panic attacks that affect her eyesight - and the audience's point of view. Will, tormented, believes he is hearing his son's voice calling out to him. To escape their grief, Gemma suggests they take up Paul's (Simon Cotton) offer to stay at his Lake District country getaway. Gemma, helped by ex-pharmacist Paul, tries to stop her panic attacks with medication. Will, unable to hear to his son in his bedroom back home, antagonizes Paul and suddenly goes home. Gemma is now reliant on Paul who appears to be developing genuine feelings for her welfare. Love, grief, and the frailty of the human condition are all brought to the fore as Gemma Will and Paul are caught up in a descent into violence, both psychological and ultimately physical.

Gary has previously directed Leon The Pig Farmer and The Bachelor
The Unseen will be in UK Cinemas from 15th December - Book your tickets here:

Monday 27 November 2017

Interview with Baron Jay Star of The Condo

From Gravitas Ventures comes an instant urban comedy classic that paints The Hangover only slightly tipsy, The Condo!

Baron Jay Films and director James Cullen Bressack invite you to an abode of laughs and lust, available from December 5!

Four married friends buy a condo to share as a bachelor pad, a place to bring their mistresses, until the wives and girlfriends bust the cheating spouses!
Trae Ireland (#FromJennifer), Jackie Moore (Pernicious), Baron Jay (Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp), Michael Joseph (Restoration), Tracy “Stresh” Mcnulty (Emma’s Chance), Chris Sapone, Aria London, and Johanna Rae (Psychos) lead an outrageous cast of characters in The Condo, a hot Winter comedy available digitally 12/5 from Gravitas Ventures.

Produced by Baron Jay and Michael Joseph for Baron Jay Film Group, directed by horror genre veteran James Cullen Bressack (Bethany) and penned by Bill Dumas & Bill Maroni.

When and where did the idea for “The Condo” come up?

The idea of the “The Condo” came about when I was binge watching DVD movies that I checked out from the public library in North Hollywood. While lying in bed I watched “The Apartment” Directed and written by Billy Wilder and staring Jack Lemmon. The premise of “The Apartment” A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue. When I watched movies I always put myself in the characters shoes and play the game in my mind…what would I do and how will I react; from that visual experience I develop the idea of “ The Condo and I commissioned Bill Morroni to write the script who is a directed that directed my first feature film “Safe House” not the Safe House starring Denzel Washington….lol…

What appealed to you about producing this particular film?

What appeal to me about producing this particular film “The Condo was giving myself permission to produce, act and utilize my creative entrepreneurial instincts. I was tired of waiting around for someone to give me permission to utilize my gifts and talents. I said to myself if all the grocery stores close down for a year….I would not let myself starve to death because I enjoy food and I love living life. I would learn how to garden and cook my own food. So I lean how to produce (the garden) the acting (the food). I enjoy films that are character driven with a multi-cultural cast with a few locations and “The Condo” I like the premise of “The Condo” a group of guys coming together to solve a problem that all of them was experiencing in fun child like way. After I produced the film I realized that men actually have and do have a man cave where they take their mistresses.

Being a comedy, was it hard to ground? How do you maintain that balance?

It was not hard to ground. Want nothing and get everything. I maintain balance by listening to the other characters, reacting in the moment and do not tried to be funny……just be present and everything will work itself like the digestion of food.

By the same token, what kind of pointers do you give your actors that they don’t play it too over-the-top?

I tell my actors; just react how you would in a real life situation and this pointer usually help them not too be over the top. By the way when you are doing a independent film on a used car budget its like doing theater because you only get 1 take not 10 takes as you would in a studio film or bigger budget film.

Tell us about putting together the cast. Who gets the credit there?

I follow my angel like gut instincts about the cast. I did not audition people in a room with a camera. I invited everyone to have lunch with me at Shakey’s Pizza and had a conversation with them. I wanted new fresh faces. I also asked each other to invest as well and 70% of them invested.

And are you anything like Duke?

I am like Duke in some ways and those some ways you will need to discover. Enjoy the movie.

The Condo is on VOD December 5

Friday 24 November 2017

Home Entertainment Release Announcement for The Mother Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem

Director Darren Aronofsky’s Visually Arresting Psychological Thriller Comes Home on Digital January 8 and on DVD, Blu-ray™ & 4K Ultra HD™ January 22, 2018

Acclaimed director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) delivers “a mind-blowing masterpiece” (Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”) with the extraordinarily original mother!, arriving first on Digital January 8, 2018 and on DVD, Blu-ray™ & 4K Ultra HD™ January 22, 2018.

Described as “darkly exhilarating” (Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times) and “Aronofsky’s most daring film yet” (Ben Croll, Indiewire), mother! stunned critics and audiences around the world.  Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem star in the visually arresting psychological thriller that will leave your heart pounding and your mind blown.  The film also stars Oscar® nominees Ed Harris** and Michelle Pfeiffer***, along with Domhnall Gleeson, Brian Gleeson and Jovan Adepo.

The mother! DVD, Blu-ray™ & 4K Ultra HD™ include over 30 minutes of in-depth bonus content. Join director Darren Aronofsky and the cast as they discuss the production of the movie and take us through its spectacular finale. Plus, check out the incredible makeup effects that made mother! a visual tour de force.

Stronger - New Clip and a New Featurette

Stronger is the inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become the symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Jeff, a 27-year-old, working-class Boston man who was at the marathon to try and win back his ex-girlfriend Erin (Tatiana Maslany). Waiting for her at the finish line when the blast occurs, he loses both his legs in the attack. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the bombers, but his own battle has just begun. He tackles months of physical and emotional rehabilitation with the unwavering support of Erin and his family.

It is Jeff’s deeply personal account of the heroic journey that tests a family’s bond, defines a community’s pride and inspires his inner courage to overcome devastating adversity. Filled with raw emotion, humanity and humour, Stronger is the inspirational real-life story of the man who became the living embodiment of “Boston Strong.” The film also stars Academy Award® nominee Miranda Richardson and is directed by David Gordon Green.

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Clancy Brown
Directed by: David Gordon Green
Screenplay by: John Pollono
Based on: The book by Jeff Bauman and Bret Witter
Produced by: Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michel Litvak, Scott Silver
Executive Produced by: Gary Michael Walters, Jeffrey Stott, Anthony Mattero, Nicolas Stern, Riva Marker, Alexander Young, Peter McGuigan

STRONGER is out in UK cinemas 8th December.

Thursday 23 November 2017

Journeyman - New Trailer

Paddy Considine’s second feature JOURNEYMAN will be released by STUDIOCANAL on 16th February 2018. Considine not only wrote and directed the film but also stars alongside Jodie Whittaker (Upcoming Doctor Who), Anthony Welsh (My Brother The Devil), Tony Pitts (War Horse) and Paul Popplewell (’71). Many of the supporting cast make their acting debuts and take on roles that closely mirror their actual professions with appearances from boxers, boxing commentators, nurses and occupational therapists. Journeyman was developed and shot in close collaboration with the boxing community and medical profession. The film is produced by Diarmid Scrimshaw (who also worked with Considine on Dog Altogether and Tyrannosaur) and is financed by Film4, the BFI, Screen Yorkshire, and the Wellcome Trust.

Journeyman tells the story of middleweight boxing champion Matty Burton (Paddy Considine). After winning a punishing title defense on points, Matty collapses at home. The journey towards regaining his speech, movement and memory will be the toughest fight he’ll ever face, and the prize could not be greater, for his relationship with his wife Emma (Jodie Whittaker) and baby daughter Mia are on the line… Journeyman is a powerful and beautiful story about loss and, ultimately, triumph. It's about our identity, and how in life we sometimes have to dig deep into our soul to discover who we really are.

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Danielle Harris' INOPERABLE Checks Into Cinemas December 1st

Los Angeles, CA - Zorya Films and Millman Productions are putting scream queen Danielle Harris under the knife with the December 1st theatrical release of Christopher Lawrence Chapman's Inoperable.  Harris (Halloween 4 & 5, Rob Zombie's Halloween, the Hatchet franchise) stars as Amy, a hospital patient who must battle nature and the supernatural before she ends up trapped for eternity.  Chapman directed from a script he co-wrote with producer Jeff Miller.  Inoperable will open December 1st in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Houston, Phoenix, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, Cleveland and Minneapolis for weeklong runs.

A young woman wakes up in a seemingly evacuated hospital with a hurricane approaching. She realizes the storm has awakened malevolent forces, trapping her in a time loop. She must escape the hospital before the storm passes or she will be trapped in its halls forever.

Coco - New UK Trailer

Disney•Pixar’s COCO becomes the highest-grossing film of all time in Mexico after only 19 days at the box office. COCO set the international box office record in Mexico’s local currency after taking 827M pesos ($43.1M)* with audiences taking this new Pixar adventure to their hearts making it a true phenomenon. The results follow extensive research by the filmmakers into Mexican culture and it’s people so that they could immerse the audience in the culture that would anchor their story. They approached their research from many directions—enlisting consultants and experts, studying Mexican art, film and music, and traveling throughout Mexico to experience the traditions, meet the people and see first-hand where their characters would live.

COCO features two distinct worlds: the Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead. Aspiring musician Miguel and his family hail from Santa Cecilia, a charming town with a bustling central plaza where residents congregate. The look and feel of Santa Cecilia is inspired by villages visited by the filmmakers during research trips—but those trips did so much more. “The story of ‘Coco’ is inspired by Mexico’s people, cultures and traditions,” says director Lee Unkrich. “The people of Mexico made us think about our own families, our own histories and how that makes us who we are today. We are grateful for the opportunities afforded to us, and we can honestly say we are different people as a result of our experiences.”

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Héctor (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Monday 20 November 2017

The Disaster Artist | New UK trailer

With The Disaster Artist, director James Franco (As I Lay Dying, Child of God) transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau—an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable—into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds.

Sunday 19 November 2017

Beverly Hills Lizard People sets director Lisa Ovies

Cthulhu Crush Productions have announced that filmmaker Lisa Ovies will direct horror-comedy Beverly Hills Lizard People.

Written by Cthulu Crush’s Jody Wheeler, Beverly Hills Lizard People is described as a mix of Slither and Scream, and tells of an ancient race of shape-shifting Lizard People from the depths of the Earth who return to the surface to reclaim what was once theirs: Beverly Hills.

An estimated 12.5 million Americans believe in the existence of Lizard People.

Wheeler and Steve Parker produce for Cthulhu Crush Productions alongside I No.Films.

Ovies is an award winning producer, director and actress. Her feature Taking My Parents to Burning Man took home audience choice awards at the Sonoma International Film Festival, the Newport Beach Film Festival and the Maui Film Festival. Puppet Killer, currently in post, has gotten huge buzz and anticipation based on its unique premise.

“Lisa got BHLP from word one. She not only got the horror elements, but the moments of humor peppered through the script, laughs that emerged from the terror, not in spite of it,” Wheeler said.

“Everyone swears they’ve met people who were not quite human,” Parker said. “Who knows? They may indeed have been shape-shifting reptilians looking to rule the world.  Or just looking to improve their tan.”

“I had to direct this,” Ovies said. “It’s a crazy blend of horror, humor, and personal empowerment — precisely the kind of stories I love to tell. I’m looking forward to getting people to wonder what’s really beneath the skin of their best friends or loved ones.”

Ovies is represented by Moving Pictures Talent & Entertainment Group.

Beverly Hills Lizard People will be the fourth Cthulhu Crush Production, whose films include Love, Colin and the current horror flick WTF!. Wheeler and Parker were also creatives on cult hits Judas Kiss and The Dark Place.

Production is slated to begin Summer 2018, in Vancouver, Canada.

Official Synopsis
Disturbed from their ancient slumber by the excavation of a cross-town subway, the ancient reptilian masters of a faded empire strike out to reclaim what was once theirs: Beverly Hills.

Ground zero for their invasion? A once popular, though now faded, hotel, currently the site of a reality TV cooking show competition, and directly overhead of their secret city. Can the collection of unlikely contestants — ambitious, backstabbing, and determined — stop the shape-shifting Terrors From Below below before the reptilian ravagers achieve their goal of conquering first Beverly Hills and then the world?

Thursday 16 November 2017

Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald - First Image

Warner Bros. Pictures announces “FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD” as the title of the second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™.  Opening November 16, 2018, the film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp.

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Redmayne).  But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead.  Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

“FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD” is being directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling, and produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.

(Left to right) JUDE LAW plays a young ALBUS DUMBLEDORE, taking on the mantle of one of J.K. Rowling’s most beloved characters; EZRA MILLER makes a return as the enigmatic CREDENCE, whose fate was unknown at the end of the first film; CLAUDIA KIM appears as a Maledictus, the carrier of a blood curse that destines her ultimately to transform into a beast; ZOË KRAVITZ plays LETA LESTRANGE, who had once been close to Newt Scamander but is now engaged to his brother; CALLUM TURNER joins the cast as Newt’s older brother, THESEUS SCAMANDER, a celebrated war hero and the Head of the Auror Office at the British Ministry of Magic; KATHERINE WATERSTON returns as TINA GOLDSTEIN, who has been reinstated as an Auror for MACUSA; EDDIE REDMAYNE stars again as wizarding world Magizoologist NEWT SCAMANDER, who has now gained fame in the wizarding world as the author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; DAN FOGLER reprises the role of the only No-Maj in the group, JACOB KOWALSKI; ALISON SUDOL reprises the part of Tina’s free-spirited sister, QUEENIE GOLDSTEIN, a Legilimens who can read minds; and JOHNNY DEPP returns as the powerful Dark wizard GELLERT GRINDELWALD in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD.”

The Mercy - Poster and Trailer

LONDON, 16 November - STUDIOCANAL releases the first trailer, poster and images for THE MERCY coming to cinemas 9th February 2018.

Following his Academy Award® winning film The Theory of Everything, James Marsh directs the incredible true story of Donald Crowhurst (COLIN FIRTH, The King’s Speech, Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Railway Man), an amateur sailor who competed in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in the hope of becoming the first person in history to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe without stopping. With an unfinished boat and his business and house on the line, Donald leaves his wife, Clare (RACHEL WEISZ, The Light Between Oceans, The Lobster) and their children behind, hesitantly embarking on an adventure on his boat the Teignmouth Electron.

Co-starring DAVID THEWLIS (Anomalisa, The Theory of Everything) and KEN STOTT (‘War & Peace’, The Hobbit), and produced by Blueprint Pictures (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, In Bruges), the story of Crowhurst's dangerous solo voyage and the struggles he confronted on the epic journey while his family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times.

Saturday 11 November 2017

The Cutlass - Poster and Trailer

A young tourist is abducted by a dangerous sociopath in the jungle of Trinidad in the award-winning action-thriller The Cutlass, on VOD this December from Wild Eye Releasing.

A young tourist is abducted from her family into the jungles of Trinidad by a dangerous, armed sociopath. While the authorities and her family attempt to find her with no success, she is forced to mentally and physically outmaneuver her captor in an effort to stay alive and escape to safety.

Lisa-Bel Hirschman, Arnold Goindhan and screen veteran Kirk Baltz (Reservoir Dogs, Natural Born Killers) star in a Darisha J. Beresford film.

Inspired by true events, The Cutlass is “a rewarding experience worthy of multiple viewings” (RedMangoReviews) available on digital across the US on 12/12.

Tuesday 7 November 2017

The Best Movie Moustaches

We don’t know about you but there’s something very special about a well-defined moustache in a movie, don’t you agree?

To mark the start of Movember, we’re celebrating some of our favourite facial fuzz featured in film. So whether you’re looking for a bit of inspiration as you cultivate your own facial hair, or want to remind yourself of these classic film moments, grab some snacks, raid the DVD shelf and settle in for a moustache themed Movie Weekender marathon….

Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat)
While we might all love Borat’s classic handlebar, spare a thought for Sasha Baron Cohen’s wife Isla Fisher, who said of the actor’s The Dictator beard, “The good news is the beard came off in the evening. So I did not have to look at the beard, unlike the Borat handlebar moustache which I was saddled with for months and months."

Ralph Fiennes (Grand Budapest Hotel)
There are 10 eye-catching (should that be teeth-catching?) beards and tashes in Grand Budapest Hotel, but Ralph Fiennes is one of the favourites. According to the film’s hair and make-up designer, it was based on Austrian-born actor Anton Walbrook and a variety of fakes were used before Fiennes grew the real deal.

Matt Dillon (There's Something About Mary)
A pencil moustache so slim it borders on John Waters territory. Well done to Matt Dillion for pulling off this tricky style with such aplomb. Metaphorically we mean - it’s real hair so pulling off is not possible.

Ben Stiller (Dodgeball)
While a moustache can provide sophistication, that’s not always the case. Not in comedy anyway. When Ben Stiller had to shoot a scene with his real-life wife Christine Taylor, he found she couldn’t stop laughing at his facial hair. Since it was a fake, hopefully he wasn’t too insulted.

Will Ferrell (Anchorman)
Where would Ron Burgundy be without his moustache? Will Ferrell’s glorious facial hair has made the iconic character a fancy dress favourite. But perhaps it’s better to avoid drinking milk in it…

Paddy Considine (Hot Fuzz)
Hot Fuzz by name, hot fuzz by nature… well, if we’re talking about Paddy Considine’s facial hair anyway. While we give Considine full credit for his acting, the tash certainly helped him so convincingly portray a detective.

Robert Redford (Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid)
They don’t grow them like they used to, do they? Robert Redford’s The Sundance Kid fuzz comes from a pre-ironic era, when tashes weren’t tainted by the 1980s adult industry.

Brad Pitt (Inglourious Basterds)
Brad Pitt sported this classic pencil so well, the style became known as ‘Aldo Raine’ in barbers after the film’s 2009 release. Extra kudos to the actor for keeping his facial hair for the entire Inglourious Basterds promo tour.

Samuel L Jackson (Pulp Fiction)
True fact, Samuel L Jackson’s character was originally meant to rock a huge afro in this movie, but a production runner picked up the wrong wig from a store. Regardless of the hair style, this horseshoe moustache, paired with fine sideburns, is perfect for the character.

Sam Elliott (The Big Lebowski)
Sam Elliott has rocked some seriously awesome moustaches through his career, but this handlebar is a firm favourite. Along with the actor’s gravelly voice, it’s gained a legendary status. Hair goals indeed.

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Competition: Win Dark Night on DVD

Dark Night is out on DVD on November 13th and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away.

Based on harrowing real events, DARK NIGHT tells an increasingly common story of violence in contemporary America, where a suburban landscape plays witness to the inevitable, unfolding evens that culminate in a Cineplex massacre.

Over the course of one day, from sunrise to midnight, six strangers - the shooter among them - share in the new American nightmare.

Anna Rose Hopkins, Robert Jumper, Karina Macias, Conor A. Murphy, Aaron Purvis

You can buy this from Amazon UK using the following link that opens in a new window.
Dark Night [DVD] [2017]


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Monday 6 November 2017

Apocalypse Road - Poster and Trailer

Wild Eye Releasing runs rings around Mad Max this December with director Brett Bentman’s post-apocalyptic thriller Apocalypse Road.

Fuel up on a powerful mix of The Road and Fury Road as Apocalypse Road chronicles the tense journey of two sisters separated during a post-apocalyptic depression. A sweat-inducing story about the instinct of human survival and unbreakable bonds, the film stars Katie Kohler (Subterranea), Ashlyn McEvers (22 Jump Street), Billy Blair (Machete, Machete Kills) and Nellie Sciutto (Shutter Island).

Following a post-apocalyptic event, two sisters are hunted down and separated by a gang of ruthless killers intent on creating their own twisted form of law and order.  The sisters must fight through this new, dangerous world to stay alive in the hopes of being reunited, and escaping to freedom.

Written and directed by Brett Bentman, Apocalypse Road premieres on VOD 12/5/17 from Wild Eye Releasing.

The Florida Project - Poster and Trailer

THE FLORIDA PROJECT, one of the breakout hits of Cannes, is released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland this Friday, 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: 15

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

The Greatest Showman - Poster and Trailer

Starring Academy Award nominees Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams with Zac Efron, Zendaya and Rebecca Ferguson, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN is directed by Michael Gracey and showcases original music from Academy Award and Tony Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land”).

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN will arrive in UK cinemas in on 1st January 2018.

“The Greatest Showman” is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, “The Greatest Showman” tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. “The Greatest Showman” is directed by exciting new filmmaker, Michael Gracey, with songs by Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land”) and starring Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman. Jackman is joined by Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams, Zendaya, Zac Efron and Rebecca Ferguson.

Saturday 4 November 2017

Skybound - Poster and trailer

The sky’s the limit for The Flash’s Rick Cosnett this November with Skybound, out November on VOD from SP Releasing!

Flight Plan meets Non-Stop in director Alex Tavakolis’ airborne sci-fi action-thriller that sees some of today’s hottest young stars battling more in the air than just turbulence!

Five plane passengers are unable to land after a mysterious disaster happens on the ground, but they may be in worse danger than they thought when a stowaway is discovered on board carrying a dangerous secret.

Scarlett Byrne (the Harry Potter series), Gavin Stenhouse (“Black Mirror”) and Morten Suurballe (“The Killing”) co-star alongside Rick Cosnett (The Flash) in Skybound, repped by High Octane Pictures, out 11/7.

Friday 3 November 2017

Competition: Win The Essential Thomas Newman Audio CD

The Essential Thomas Newman performed by the The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra is out on CD now and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on CD to give away.

Retrospective of a modern master.

This 2 CD collection of new recordings by The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra brings together the very best Thomas Newman film themes.

Now well into his fourth decade as a film composer, Thomas Newman is rightly considered one of the most distinctive voices in film music. From the outset he forged his own stylistic path, one of abstract soundscapes, precise emotional textures and graceful harmonies. It’s a palette the composer has stuck with throughout his career, and while some of his tools might have necessarily moved with the times, Thomas Newman has remained true to himself as an artist. A modern master who has created a signature sound that has endured for over thirty years. Amorphous, organic, and multi-dimensional and, despite the years, it remains as fresh today as it ever did.

You can buy this from Amazon UK using the following link that opens in a new window.
The Essential Thomas Newman Audio CD


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1. Closing date 16-11-17
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Thursday 2 November 2017

Renegades - New Trailer

In cinemas and on demand from 5th January 2018

When you’re part of the Navy SEALS, America’s most elite combat unit, every operation is a life and death mission into the unknown; something a group of RENEGADES are about to discover as they explode into cinemas and on demand from 5th January 2018, courtesy of Signature Entertainment.

When a team of Navy SEALS on assignment in war-torn Europe discover a haul of stolen Nazi gold resting at the bottom of a Bosnian lake they see a chance to rescue the treasure and help out the impoverished locals whose lives have been ripped apart by conflict. As the modern day Robin Hoods attempt to right the wrongs of war, though, they are detected by ruthless enemies and an act of selfless valour becomes a desperate race against time, with the two sides prepared to stop at nothing.

Starring Sullivan Stapleton (TV’s Strike Back, 300: Rise Of An Empire), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, Patriot’s Day), Ewan Bremner (Wonder Woman, Snowpiercer) and Dimitri Leonidas (TV’s Riviera) and boasting an $80 million budget, RENEGADES is the perfect action-packed adventure for knocking off those post-Christmas cobwebs and guaranteeing you start 2018 with a bang.

New 80's themed trailer for Roddy Piper film

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

The 80's was a decade of excess, Reaganomics, moonwalks and big hair. It was also when the WWE exploded onto the national statge in no small part due to the bombastic stylings of "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 80's cult classic, "They Live".

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 (wife of Roddy Piper): "Roddy saw first hand during his decades in Portland, Oregon the groundbreaking, good work being done at the Doernbecher Children's 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."

David Sinnott (Producer): "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."

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

Beast - Release Date Announced

BAFTA nominee Michael Pearce’s astonishing, intoxicating film debut BEAST launched to wide acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival and was nominated for First Feature at the BFI London Film Festival. The stylish, sexy psychological thriller features compelling lead performances from Jessie Buckley (Screen Star of Tomorrow and BAFTA Breakthrough Brit) and Johnny Flynn.

Moll (Jessie Buckley, TABOO, WAR AND PEACE) is 27 and still living at home, stifled by the small island community around her and too beholden to her family to break away. When she meets Pascal, a free-spirited stranger, a whole new world opens up to her and she begins to feel alive for the first time, falling madly in love. Finally breaking free from her family, Moll moves in with Pascal (Johnny Flynn, CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA) to start a new life. But when he is arrested as the key suspect in a series of brutal murders, she is left isolated and afraid.

Choosing to stand with him against the suspicions of the community, Moll finds herself forced to make choices that will impact her life forever.

A Stray Bear Films/Agile Films Production, BEAST is produced by Ivana MacKinnon, Lauren Dark and Kristian Brodie, with the support of Film4 and BFI.

UK & Ireland Release date: 27TH April 2018
Certificate TBC / Running time 107 Minutes

Last Flag Flying - Release Date Announced

Richard Linklater’s LAST FLAG FLYING will open in the UK and Ireland on 26 January 2018, through Curzon Artificial Eye and Amazon Studios. The film received its world premiere as the opening night of New York Film Festival, followed shortly afterwards by a European premiere at the BFI London Film Festival.

In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Corps medic Larry “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carell) re-unites with former Marines Sal (Bryan Cranston) and Richard Mueller (Laurence Fishburne) on a different type of mission: to bury Doc’s son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. Doc decides to forgo a burial at Arlington Cemetery and, with the help of his old buddies, takes the casket on a bittersweet trip up the East Coast to his home in suburban New Hampshire. Along the way, Doc, Sal and Mueller reminisce and come to terms with shared memories of the war that continues to shape their lives. Director Richard Linklater and author Darryl Ponicsan collaborated on the screenplay which follows the trio as they wrestle with the pangs of war both past and present.

LAST FLAG FLYING stars Oscar® nominee Steve Carell (Best Actor, Foxcatcher, 2014; The Big Short, “The Office”), Emmy® winner and Oscar® nominee Bryan Cranston (Best Actor, Trumbo, 2015; “Breaking Bad,” The Infiltrator), Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne (Best Actor, What’s Love Got to Do with It, 1993; The Matrix, Apocalypse Now), Yul Vazquez (Captain Phillips, The Infiltrator), J. Quinton Johnson (Everybody Wants Some!!, “Hamilton”), Deanna Reed-Foster (Southside with You, “Chicago Fire”), and Oscar® nominee Cicely Tyson (Best Actress, Sounder, 1972; The Help).

LAST FLAG FLYING is directed by Richard Linklater (Boyhood, Before Sunrise, Dazed and Confused), written for the screen by Linklater and Darryl Ponicsan (The Last Detail), and based on the novel by Darryl Ponicsan.

Interview with Tahlia Morgan

Tahlia Morgan gives a bravura performance in the new film Sightings. In this exclusive interview, we speak to the versatile thesp about her career journey, working with husband Dallas (the film’s director) and why sci-fi is still as strong a genre as ever.

Tell us a little about your background as an actor?

I moved to Los Angeles back in 2005 after landing my first role which got me my SAG card. I have been working at my craft ever since.

What appealed to you about the part here?

The role of Hannah was written for me after Dallas and I basically did this role in a short film a few years back. So I already had experience working as her.

Being a genre movie, is it hard not to go too ‘over the top’ at times?

Yes you have to be careful to not become a caricature of what this person you are playing would be. They are real people who are experiencing real events.

Do you find a much more enjoyable, less stressful mood working on certain genres?

Not really, You can have a stressful role in any genre. It just depends on the character I am playing and the scenes for the day we are shooting. The day we shot my emotional crying scene was a lot more demanding on my mood than some of the other shoot days.

Who do you think will dig the movie the most?

I think this film and the fun sci-fi, thriller, and drama genres will appeal to a lot of different types of movie goers. It definitely will fit the paranormal believers!

And what’s coming up?

Since filming Dallas and I have had two babies, a daughter first and most recently a son. So for now I am busy playing mom while we release Sightings and work on our next project together!

6 Questions with Demetrius Stear

Demetrius Stear reunites with director Jared Cohn (Buddy Hutchins, Evil Nanny, The Domicile) on Halloween Pussy Trap Kill Kill!

Tell us a little about your background as an actor?

 My first acting gig was General Hospital. I've worked primarily in the Indie/Horror film arena. My ideal film type would be LA crime drama.

What appealed to you about the part here? 

I really liked the cat/mouse aspect of the film, also the intensity of the scenes caught my eye.

Being a genre movie, is it hard not to go too ‘over the top’ at times?

 I don't think so, I believe it's better to give too much than not enough.

Do you find a much more enjoyable, less stressful mood working on certain genres? 

I like genre films because I grew up on them. I've always had an appreciation for it since I was kid.

Who do you think will dig the movie the most? 

I think the underground indie horror fans are going to really enjoy it, as well soundtrack junkies. The soundtrack is dope!

And what’s coming up? 

At the moment, I'm developing a graphic novel by the legendary Chuck Dixon called G.O.M.E.R.S