Friday, 28 December 2018

Official Film Chart 27th December 2018 | Official Charts


Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is the biggest selling film on disc and download for a fourth consecutive week and is crowned the first ever Christmas Number 1 on the Official Film Chart.  It faced tough competition from The Greatest Showman which once again climbs 3 places to Number 2. 

Jason Statham’s monster shark-fest The Meg, slips down one place to 3 and Christopher Robin holds fast at 4.  At number 5 is the highest ranking festive favourite, Jim Carrey’s The Grinch which was recently revealed to be one of the top 5 biggest selling seasonal films on disc of all time. 

The Equalizer 2 slides three places to Number 6, followed by Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible – Fallout which spends a fifth week in the Top 10 at 7.  Ant-Man And The Wasp is at 8 and a second festive film lands at 9 as Will Ferrell helps restore Christmas spirit in Elf.  Rounding off the Top 10 is Elastigirl and family in former chart topper Incredibles 2.

The Official Film Chart is unveiled each Wednesday and counts down the top 10 biggest selling movies on disc and download of the week.



Joe Cornish's The Kid Who Would Be King - Second Trailer


Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic adventure THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING. Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he's just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.

Starring Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, Angus Imrie, Patrick Stewart and Rebecca Ferguson, THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING arrives in UK cinemas February 15, 2019.

Monday, 24 December 2018

The 6th Friend out January 11, 2019 - Poster and Trailer


Directed by and co-written by Letia Clouston, and starring Bernadette, Chantelle Albers, Dominique Swain, Jessica Morris, Tania Nolan and Monique Rosario, the slasher film with a supernatural twist tells of six college best friends that throw their own private graduation only to see it go terribly wrong when an uninvited guest arrives. Five years later, the girls gather once again and endure a night of far more horror and bloodshed.

Friday, 21 December 2018

The Death of Superman and Reign of the Supermen - In UK cinemas January 14


On January 14, 2019, Superman returns to the big screen for one night only in a spectacular animated double feature. The action-packed event will include two features; audiences will first see The Death of Superman followed by the brand-new release of Reign of the Supermen.

The two-part film is an animated adaptation of "The Death of Superman," DC's' landmark 1992-93 comic phenomenon, and features an all-star voice cast led by Jerry O'Connell (Carter, Bravo's Play by play, Stand By Me), Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, The Librarians) and Rainn Wilson (The Office, The Meg) as the voices of Superman, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor, respectively.

The potent trio is joined by the DC Universe Movies’ returning voices of the Justice League: Jason O’Mara (The Man in High Castle, Terra Nova) as Batman, Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Rent, Daredevil) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T., Criminal Minds) as Cyborg, Nathan Fillion (Castle, ABC’s upcoming The Rookie) as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan, and Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Ugly Betty) as The Flash.

The Death of Superman
An Asteroid hurtles through our atmosphere and with it arrives an unstoppable force known only as Doomsday. With innocent lives threatened and Metropolis under attack, the Justice League rally to meet this otherwordly menace. But when the dust settles, only an epic showdown between superman and Doomsday can decide the fate of the Metropolis and ultimately, planet Earth!

Reign of the Supermen
It's been months since the unfathomable death of Superman, and the world is still shaken when four Super Heroes arrive in Metropolis, all battling to be the reincarnation of the Man of Steel. Even Metropolis isn't big enough for these brawlers, it's only a matter of time until dark forces make their moves from the shadows...

Top Movie Remakes of All Time


Most Hollywood remakes completely miss the mark of the original. They remind audiences of Hollywood’s tendency to completely wring out every penny they can from anything that works. But once in a blue moon comes the exception to that rule. Those select few breathe new life into timeless classics and reintroduce those stories to a brand new audience. To celebrate the release of Papillon, a heart wrenching tale of love, loyalty, and redemption in cinemas 21st December 2018 courtesy of Signature Entertainment, below is the list of the top movie remakes of all time:

Papillon
Based on the autobiography of Henri Charri猫re, from screener writer Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners) and executive producer Danny Dimbort (The Wolf of Wall Street), comes Danish Director Michael Noer’s international feature debut Papillon, an eponymous modern take of one of the greatest escape films of all time. The original Papillon stars Dustin Hoffman and Steve McQueen as they attempt to break free from a French Penal colony in South America. The 2018 remake finds Charlie Hunnam (Son’s of Anarchy; Pacific Rim) and Emmy Award Winning - and strong contender this year’s Best Actor Oscar - Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody; Mr. Robot) in the exact same situation after they too are wrongfully convicted of murder and forgery – what are the odds?! These challenging characters gave Malek and Hunnam the chance to deliver two unforgettable performances that will surely blow audiences away when it hits cinemas this Friday.

A Star is Born
Who could forget the chemistry between Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristopherson in the 1976 version of A Star is Born? Having been remade 4 times, we wouldn’t blame you if you did. The original original dates back to 1954, starring Judy Garland and James Manson - big shoes to fill but who else than Bradley Cooper and idol, legend, and star Lady Gaga to take this on? Critics raved about the film, marking Gaga’s transformation into a fully fledged big screen icon.

The Ring
No one does horror better than Japan, but what would the early 2000s have been without Naomi Watts and her particularly well spoken son. As the turn of the millennia came, VCRs weren’t going down without taking a few poor souls with them. I haven’t answered the phone in years solely because of this movie.

Ghost Busters
Kids these days wouldn’t have known who to call had Kristen Wiig and her band of merry Saturday Night Live all stars not geared up to save New York in the 2016 remake of your dad’s favourite movie. Though the reception of the film was split pretty 50/50, those who loved it loved it and those who didn’t probably also voted remain.

Planet of the Apes
Franklin J. Schaffner smashed it the first time around with the original Planet of the Apes, but in 2011 came The Rise of the Planet of The Apes franchise. Ditching the fully body prosthetics for CGI maybe took away some of the lovable campiness of the original but made audiences actually believe that James Franco was right there in their living room – amazing!

Casino Royale
It’s hard to compare apples and oranges, or in this case apples and grenades. These two films couldn’t be more different that calling it a remake is a bit of a stretch. They’re both brilliant in their own right but the 2006 version cemented Daniel Craig’s position as one of the best Bonds of all time – for slow motion ocean exits alone. You have not lived until you’ve cried blood in a casino so let this film be a guide on how to live your best life.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Daniel Craig is just brilliant, isn’t he? Though the original has the benefit of being an authentic Swedish thriller based in Sweden, in Swedish, the remake holds its own and delivers powerful performances from the two leads Daniel Craig and a heavily pierced Rooney Mara. I’ve also heard the books are good too but why would you do that when you have 2 perfectly good adoptions at your fingertips/

Freaky Friday
A cinematic masterpiece, though I doubt the target audience of this film at the time would have known that it was a remake of a 1977 version starring Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris, let alone would even know who Barbara Harris is. This mother / daughter body switching classic reminds audiences of a simpler time when the worst thing that Lindsay Lohan could do was wear a studded belt and pick up an electric guitar.

PAPILLON IS IN CINEMAS FROM 21ST DECEMBER 2018


Where'd You Go Bernadette - First Trailer and Poster


Based on the international bestselling novel by Maria Semple, and directed by Richard Linklater, Where’d You Go, Bernadette stars Cate Blanchett as the title character, the notoriously idiosyncratic Bernadette Fox. An agoraphobic architect, Bernadette is fearlessly opinionated and revolutionary. To her 15-year-old daughter Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, mum. When Bernadette disappears prior to a trip to Antarctica, the family are forced to re-evaluate their priorities in order to bring them close again. A compulsively watchable and touching film about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter’s role in an absurd world.

Director: Richard Linklater
Writers: Richard Linklater, Holly Gent Palmo, Vincent Palmo Jr. 

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, Billy Crudup, Laurence Fishburne, Judy Greer

MEN IN BLACK™: INTERNATIONAL - Official Trailer & Poster


The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organisation.


Executive Produced by Steven Spielberg, E. Bennett Walsh and Barry Sonnenfeld, MEN IN BLACK™: INTERNATIONAL boasts an all-star cast featuring Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Laurent Bourgeois, Larry Bourgeois with Emma Thompson and Liam Neeson.


MEN IN BLACK™: INTERNATIONAL will open at cinemas across the UK and Ireland June 14, 2019.

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Blast Off With The New LEGO Movie 2 International Trailer


“The LEGO® Movie 2” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.


Wednesday, 19 December 2018

The Official Film Chart - Mamma Mia! 2 at number 1 for 3rd week - and XMAS All-time best-sellers announced


Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again returns for a third week atop the Official Film Chart after once again dancing ahead of the competition. Last week’s highest new entry The Meg swims up four places to follow at Number 2, following its release on disc.

This week’s highest new entry at Number 3 is The Equalizer 2, the action-packed Denzel Washington sequel which sees him reprise his role as a retired CIA operative now working a regular day job, while moonlighting as a vigilante. After a long-time friend is murdered, he sets off across the globe on a mission to avenge her.

Debuting at Number 4 this week is heart-warming family film Christopher Robin, starring Ewan McGregor as the titular character. Robin returns to the Hundred-Acre Wood as an adult after bumping into his old friend Winnie The Pooh.

The biggest film of the year so far, The Greatest Showman, is at Number 5, Mission: Impossible – Fallout drops to Number 6, Ant-Man And The Wasp settles at Number 7, and The Grinch steals the Number 8 position.

Finally, previous Film Chart Number 1 Incredibles 2 swoops down one place to Number 9, ahead of the third new entry on this week’s chart, WWI documentary They Shall Not Grow Old, at Number 10.

The Official Film Chart is unveiled each Wednesday and is the subject of a Top 10 Official Film Chart online show, published on OfficialCharts.com and available for media syndication. The show counts down the top 10 biggest selling movies on disc and download of the week and also includes bonus “coming soon” content for film lovers.

This week’s Official Film Chart online show features an exclusive deleted scene from Idris Elba’s Yardie which is available on DVD and Blu-ray on Boxing Day.

1. MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN
2. THE MEG
3. THE EQUALIZER 2
4. CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
5. THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
6. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT
7. ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
8. THE GRINCH
9. INCREDIBLES 2
10. THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

MONSTERS AND MEN - In Cinemas 18th January / Poster & Trailer


MONSTERS AND MEN tells a ripple-effect narrative: from an eye-witness (Ramos) who captures a shooting on his phone, an African-American police officer (Washington) battling with his conscience to stand up against his fellow officers, to a local high school student (Harrison Jr) who transforms from passive bystander to vehement activist. With fluid cinematography that's alert and expressive, the film explores the ramifications of such an event in a terrifying and poetic way.

Shot in Brooklyn, NY, Monsters And Men features John David Washington (BLACKKKLANSMAN, BALLERS), up-and-coming actor Kelvin Harrison Jr. (MUDBOUND, IT COMES AT NIGHT, THE WOLF HOUR) and star of Broadway’s HAMILTON Anthony Ramos.

In Cinemas and on Digital 18th January 2019
Certificate 15 / Running time 95 Minutes

Monday, 17 December 2018

First look at The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance


The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.


Leading the voice cast are Taron Egerton (Kingsman), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones), as Rian, Brea and Deet, three Gelfling heroes.

Other Gelfling characters are voiced by:
Rian - Taron Egerton (Kingsman)
Brea - Anya Taylor Joy (The Witch)
Deet - Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones)
Caitriona Balfe (Outlander)
Helena Bonham-Carter (The King’s Speech)
Harris Dickinson (forthcoming Maleficent 2)
Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones)
Eddie Izzard (Ocean’s Thirteen)
Theo James (The Divergent Series)
Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery)
Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox)
Mark Strong (Kingsman)
Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider)

The Skeksis & Mystics are voiced by:
Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song)
Mark Hamill (Knightfall, Star Wars)
Ralph Ineson (Game of Thrones)
Jason Isaacs (The OA)
Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele)
脫lafur Darri 脫lafsson (True Detective)
Simon Pegg (Mission Impossible)
Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine Nine)

Aughra - Donna Kimball (The Happytime Murders)


The world of The Dark Crystal began with Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 movie, which he co-directed with Frank Oz. Jim Henson had been, until that time, known primarily as the genius behind the Muppets, and this fantasy adventure feature, the first to have an all-puppet cast, marked a turn to more realistic characters and creatures.

From inception to release, The Dark Crystal was seven years in the making and has since gone on to become a cult classic around the world. Visually conceived by Character and Costume Designer Brian Froud, Thra, the setting for this epic story, is teeming with characters brought to life by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, including Gelfling heroes, villainous Skeksis, wise Mystics, and a host of original creatures. Jim Henson’s unique vision was – in his own words - the hardest thing he ever worked on, describing it as “a work of art” and “the one that I’m most proud of.”

The visually stunning movie launched a huge range of publishing and collectible merchandise. Two series of graphic novels and a series of young adult novels combined to expand the Dark Crystal world, introducing origin stories, sequel storylines, and a broad canvas to tell a prequel story of the matriarchal Gelfling culture in a time when the world of Thra was younger and more vibrant. A new generation will soon be able to experience the wonder of this world, when The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance comes to Netflix globally.

The Dark Crystal, a truly classic movie, introduced a rich, vibrant, hand-crafted world, on which The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will only expand, continuing Jim Henson’s innovative and creative legacy. Audiences will once again be thrilled to explore the world of Thra in this epic fantasy that everyone will be talking about.

Friday, 14 December 2018

Godzilla II: King of the Monsters | New Titan Posters


Titan Posters

Following the global success of "#Godzilla" and "Kong: Skull Island" comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' cinematic MonsterVerse: "#GodzillaII: King of the Monsters," an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history.

The film was directed by Michael Dougherty ("Krampus"), and stars Oscar nominees Vera Farmiga ("Up in the Air," "The Conjuring" films), and Ken Watanabe ("The Last Samurai") and Sally Hawkins ("Blue Jasmine"), both reprising their "Godzilla" roles; Kyle Chandler ("The Wolf of Wall Street," "Manchester by the Sea"); Millie Bobby Brown ("Stranger Things") in her feature film debut; Bradley Whitford ("Get Out"); Thomas Middleditch (HBO's "Silicon Valley"); Charles Dance (HBO's "Game of Thrones"); O'Shea Jackson Jr. ("Straight Outta Compton"); Aisha Hinds ("Star Trek Into Darkness"); and Golden Globe nominee Zhang Ziyi ("Memoirs of a Geisha," "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"). 

The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.  When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity's very existence hanging in the balance.


Thursday, 13 December 2018

SPIKE LEE TEAMS UP WITH NYU PROTEGES FOR TIME TRAVEL FEATURE FOR NETFLIX


Netflix and Spike Lee’s 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, Inc to release the time travel drama See You Yesterday. Based on the award-winning short film, the feature centers on two Brooklyn teenage science prodigies, Claudette “C.J.” Walker and Sebastian J. Thomas, who build make-shift time machines to save C.J.'s brother, Calvin, from being wrongfully killed by a police officer. The film is produced by Spike Lee and stars Eden-Duncan Smith (Roxanne Roxanne) and newcomer Dant茅 Crichlow.

See You Yesterday is the directorial debut of Lee’s long-time NYU Graduate Film School protege, Stefon Bristol, who co-wrote the script with Fredrica Bailey while both were still graduate students at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Bristol and Bailey landed success with the short film of the same name in 2017. The short won The Best HBO Short Film Award at Martha’s Vineyard-African American Film Festival and was a finalists at the HBO Short Film Competition at the prestigious American Black Film Festival. Through this competition, Bristol was able to license the short film to HBO and affiliate networks, via HBO Go and HBO Now. It is currently on the Cinemax streaming platform, Max Go.


“I started this project when Mike Brown and Eric Gardner were murdered. That was in 2014. And we are still dealing with deadly police misconduct. I made this film because I don't want the conversation on police brutality to slow down,” says Bristol. “I’ve never seen a film quite like this before—a sci-fi movie with brilliant Black teenagers. CJ and Sebastian represent a Brooklyn that we rarely get to see. CJ is a no-nonsense, brutally honest, aspiring astrophysicist. Sebastian is an over achieving, science prodigy whose main goal in life is to have over 200 patented inventions. I think the audience will relate to these charismatic characters. And we can both entertain and make you think.”

“See You Yesterday is genre-blending and entertaining” added Bailey. “But it also brings attention to the very real issue of police brutality. And it does it through the eyes of two young amazing black scientific geniuses—I’m excited to see such unique characters on screen.”

This is the first leading role for both Brooklyn natives Eden Duncan-Smith and Dant茅 Crichlow. The film also stars rapper Brian 'Astro' Bradley (I Am the Night, Luce, Billy Lynn's Halftime Walk), Johnathan Nieves (Better Call Saul), Marsha S. Blake (Luce, Crown Heights, Orange is the New Black), Wavvy Jonez (Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G., The Real), Myra Lucretia Taylor (The Big Sick, Changing Lanes), and Ron Bobb Semple. Executive Producers are Matthew Myers (Irreplaceable You) and Jason Sokoloff (She’s Gotta Have It).

See You Yesterday was filmed in Brooklyn and The Bronx, New York and will be released globally by Netflix in 2019.



Loophole - Trailer - starring Chloe Lukasiak, Kera O’Bryon | Sci-fi thriller On Demand January 8, 2019


“If this gene is in your DNA, you will commit a violent crime”.

In the tradition of Dominion and The Mortal Instruments, and from director Jenni Ivers (The Cabin) comes the sci-fi thrill-ride Loophole, premiering on VOD January 8, 2019 from High Octane Pictures.

The gene for violence is discovered, setting off a demand for world-wide testing, promoting the belief that these people will commit a violent crime. College student Lexi Smith finds herself in the middle of a collision between science and religion where all of humanity hangs in the balance.

Chloe Lukasiak (Center Stage: On Pointe), Kera O'Bryon and Bubba Ho-Tep’s Timothy E. Goodwin star in a Jenni Ivers film, out this January!

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

X-Men Dark Phoenix - Poster and Trailer


In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiralling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite -- not only to save Jean's soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.

The Kid Who Would Be King - Poster and Trailer


Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic adventure THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING. Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he's just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.

Starring Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, Angus Imrie, Patrick Stewart and Rebecca Ferguson, THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING arrives in UK cinemas February 15, 2019.

Spies in Disguise- Poster and Trailer


Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is… not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can’t learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril. SPIES IN DISGUISE is an animated comedy set in the high-octane globe-trotting world of international espionage.

Captive State - Official Main Trailer


Synopsis
From the director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes comes a smart sci-fi thriller in the vein of District 9 and Arrival. Set in a Chicago neighbourhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force, Captive State explores the lives on both sides of the conflict – the collaborators and dissidents. Directed by Rupert Wyatt, and starring John Goodman and Academy Award-nominee Vera Farmiga.

CAPTIVE STATE will be coming to UK & Irish cinemas in 2019.

Official Film Chart 12th December 2018 | Official Charts


Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again holds on for a second week at Number 1 on the Official Film Chart. The hit musical sequel faced a showdown with last week’s highest new entry, Marvel’s Ant-Man And The Wasp, which rises one place to 2.

Rebounding to its previous peak of Number 3 is Mission: Impossible – Fallout, just ahead of the year’s biggest seller to date, The Greatest Showman at Number 4. Swooping 12 spots up the chart following its release on disc is Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation at Number 5.

This week’s highest new entry comes with added bite as The Meg makes a splash at Number 6 on downloads alone. The megashark movie stars Jason Statham as a rescue diver who reluctantly goes back into the water to face the prehistoric beast.

Charming Jim Carrey Christmas classic The Grinch lands at Number 7, while Incredibles 2 retreats four places to Number 8; Will Ferrell’s festive comedy Elf hops down a peg to Number 9, landing just ahead of previous Film Chart Number 1 holder Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which is still alive and kicking at Number 10.

The Official Film Chart is unveiled each Wednesday and is the subject of a Top 10 Official Film Chart online show, published on OfficialCharts.com and available for media syndication. The show counts down the top 10 biggest selling movies on disc and download of the week and also includes bonus “coming soon” content for film lovers.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson star in John Lee Hancock’s THE HIGHWAYMEN launching globally on March 29, 2019.


Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson star in John Lee Hancock’s THE HIGHWAYMEN launching globally on March 29, 2019.

The outlaws made headlines. The lawmen made history. From director John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side), THE HIGHWAYMEN follows the untold true story of the legendary detectives who brought down Bonnie and Clyde. When the full force of the FBI and the latest forensic technology aren’t enough to capture the nation’s most notorious criminals, two former Texas Rangers (Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson) must rely on their gut instincts and old school skills to get the job done.

www.netflix.com/thehighwaymen


NETFLIX ACQUIRES “FYRE”, CHRIS SMITH’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DOCUMENTARY FILM ABOUT THE GREATEST PARTY THAT NEVER HAPPENED


An exclusive behind the scenes look at the infamous unraveling of the Fyre music festival.

Created by Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule, Fyre was promoted as a luxury music festival on a private island in the Bahamas featuring bikini-clad supermodels, A-List musical performances and posh amenities. Guests arrived to discover the reality was far from the promises.

Chris Smith, the director behind the Emmy Award Nominated documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, gives a first-hand look into disastrous crash of Fyre as told by the organizers themselves.

The Netflix Original Documentary will be released globally January 18, 2019.


Interview with Johan Bodell



When filmmaker Johan Bodell looks at his back catalogue, he realizes there’s a bit of a common thread : the element of blood. The Swedish filmmaker talks up his latest spookfest The Cabin.


Would say this is a genre you’d normally gravitate towards, Johan?

I would say no at first, but when I look at what I’ve done previously a lot of the films have its fair amount of blood as well, just like The Cabin. My ambition isn’t to lock me into any genre. I want to be just like Spielberg. One day making a film about the Holocaust, and then an adventure film like Jurrasic Park.
The main reason this became a horror film was the location we decided to build the story around. I have a lot of concepts and ideas for films I would like to make sometime in the future, some of them horror, some of them historical dramas and adventure films.


Have any films or filmmakers from your youth -heck, even now – influenced this one? How so?

The main influence for this film would have to be The Shining. There’s something about the tone in that really hit me. That’s the only reference I gave to both Charles Doan (DP) and Matt Donner (composer). Before we even started to shoot, Matt gave me a minute-long draft of the soundtrack for The Cabin. That was really helpful to get me in the mood before start shooting and remind myself of the overall tone of the film.
Also, Denis Villeneuve is a huge inspiration, there something in the tone of Prisoners and Arrival that I gravitate towards.

When I was around 13-14, the Swedish public television had a thing where they showed classical horror films every Tuesday during the summer. I didn’t miss any of them. Often recorded them on VHS to re-watch it again and again. Halloween and Poltergeist are two films I watched a lot at the time.


We know you have a love of comic book films but growing up, did you have a favorite or go-to scary movie?

My go-to scary movie growing up wasn’t really a movie, but rather the X-files. When I was 8-9 I was allowed to stay up late on Thursdays when it aired in Sweden. I was so scared but watched it every week. That and some Swedish crime shows are some of the scary memories that I can think of.


This movie is a bit of a mixed-genre movie – was that part of the appeal for you?

As I mentioned earlier I don’t want to go to hard into any genre. I believe that even in a horror there’s a layer of drama to make the characters relatable. I think that’s a healthy approach to whatever genre you’re working in. I would like to include elements of horror in a comedy or drama.


CGI or practical effects. Preference?

Practical as long as it’s possible. I think the best effects is where you have physical objects and sets, and use CGI to expand that world. Instead of making it all CGI, which can feel unnatural. We didn’t use that many effects in The Cabin, but where we used it we did it to enhance the reality with some extra blood splatter.


Are any of the characters in the film based on yourself?

I didn’t think so at first, but then Erik (screenwriter) told me that some of the main characters dynamic are based on us. He got some of that inspiration from the trip we first took together to the location in the middle of the winter so he would get an understanding and feeling of the location. I wandered in the snow all exciting while he was a bit more restricted like Rose.

The Cabin is now available on VOD.



The LEGO Movie 2 - Emmet’s Holiday Party


“The LEGO® Movie 2” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

Reprising their fan-favorite characters from “The LEGO Movie” are Chris Pratt as Emmet, Elizabeth Banks as Lucy (aka Wyldstyle), Will Arnett as LEGO BatmanTM, Nick Offerman as Metal Beard, and Alison Brie as Unikitty.  They are joined by Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, and Arturo Castro as, respectively, new characters Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi, Sweet Mayhem and Ice Cream Cone.

Monday, 10 December 2018

Godzilla II: King of the Monsters | Trailer 2 and Poster



Following the global success of "Godzilla" and "Kong: Skull Island" comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' cinematic MonsterVerse: "Godzilla II: King of the Monsters," an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history.


The film was directed by Michael Dougherty ("Krampus"), and stars Oscar nominees Vera Farmiga ("Up in the Air," "The Conjuring" films), and Ken Watanabe ("The Last Samurai") and Sally Hawkins ("Blue Jasmine"), both reprising their "Godzilla" roles; Kyle Chandler ("The Wolf of Wall Street," "Manchester by the Sea"); Millie Bobby Brown ("Stranger Things") in her feature film debut; Bradley Whitford ("Get Out"); Thomas Middleditch (HBO's "Silicon Valley"); Charles Dance (HBO's "Game of Thrones"); O'Shea Jackson Jr. ("Straight Outta Compton"); Aisha Hinds ("Star Trek Into Darkness"); and Golden Globe nominee Zhang Ziyi ("Memoirs of a Geisha," "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon").


The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.  When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity's very existence hanging in the balance.


GODZILLA II: KING OF THE MONSTERS opens in cinemas on 31st May 2019



Sunday, 9 December 2018

New Trailer for James Gunn's superhero horror - BRIGHTBURN


What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

With Brightburn, the visionary filmmaker of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Slither' presents a startling, subversive take on a radical new genre: superhero horror.


Produced by James Gunn and Kenneth Huang, Brightburn is written by Mark Gunn & Brian Gunn, and directed by David Yarovesky. Starring Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones and Meredith Hagner, Brightburn will open at cinemas across the UK and Ireland on May 24, 2019.

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Alfonso Cuar贸n’s ROMA - Poster and Trailer



Hollywood, Calif. - (December 7, 2018)
Netflix confirmed today that Academy Award® winning director and writer Alfonso Cuar贸n’s ROMA, produced by Esperanto Filmoj and Participant Media, will be released in over 100 theaters in the United States and more than 500 theaters internationally in over 40 countries, curated by Netflix by territory around the release of the film on the service on December 14th.

The theatrical presentation of the film began in the United States and Mexico on November 21, already selling out theatres in New York, Los Angeles, Mexico City, London and Toronto, among others.

The passion and pride from viewers in Mexico created a reported “ROMA fever,” leading to an increasing number of theaters reaching out to exhibit the film. ROMA will be in nearly 100 theaters throughout the country this weekend.


This weekend the film will continue its expansion, hitting nearly 50 theaters in the US and over 200 theaters internationally. The innovative roll-out allows consumers worldwide the opportunity to experience the film theatrically, both before and during the film’s global streaming release, where it will be available to over 130M people.

The film premiered earlier this year at the Venice Film Festival where it took home the Golden Lion for best film and has played in nearly 70 film festivals to great acclaim worldwide. The film has received numerous accolades, including recently being named Best Picture of the year by the New York Film Critics Circle, a prestigious award from the American Film Institute and 3 Golden Globe Award nominations. All of this further affirming that this timely story about human condition demands to be seen.

“We love this film and our goal is to bring this cinematic experience to audiences everywhere, and our theatrical plan, combined with the reach of our service, has made ROMA an event film and cultural moment,” said Scott Stuber, head of Netflix’s film group. “ROMA has played in festivals all over the world and we're expanding our theatrical engagements, not only in major markets, but also in places like Honduras, South Africa, and Iceland. When the film premieres on December 14, we will be in 600 theaters worldwide.”

“Alfonso and everyone at Participant believe strongly in the theatrical experience,” said David Linde, CEO of Participant Media. “Choice and increased audience diversity around the world are also very important, and this incredible combination of the two worlds is something very exciting.”


ABOUT ROMA
The most personal project to date from Academy Award®-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuar贸n (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien), ROMA follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuar贸n draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s. Cuar贸n’s first project since the groundbreaking Gravity in 2013.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Marvel Studios' Avengers 4 End Game - Official Trailer


Avengers: Endgame is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is intended to be the direct sequel to 2018's Avengers: Infinity War, as well as the sequel to 2012's Marvel's The Avengers and 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron and the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with a screenplay by the writing team of Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and features an ensemble cast with many actors from previous MCU films.

The film was announced in October 2014 as Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2. The Russo brothers came on board to direct in April 2015 and by May, Markus and McFeely signed on to script the film. In July 2016, Marvel removed the film's title, referring to it simply as Untitled Avengers film. Filming began in August 2017 at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia, shooting back-to-back with Avengers: Infinity War, and ended in January 2018. Additional filming took place in the Downtown and Metro Atlanta areas. On 7th December 2018, a new trailer was released online, with official new title 'Avengers: Endgame'.

The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on May 3, 2019, in IMAX and 3D.

TRAILER: Crucible of the Vampire starring Neil Morrissey in cinemas and home ent. February 2019


Making its World Premiere at Cannes Film Festival and garnering rave reviews at other major festivals, Iain RossMcNamee’s gothic chiller Crucible of the Vampire is set to arrives in UK cinemas on 1 February 2019, followed by its home entertainment release on 4 February 2019 in dual format DVD and Blu-ray and on digital platforms courtesy of Screenbound Entertainment.

Starring British acting favourite Neil Morrissey (Line of Duty, Men Behaving Badly), alongside rising stars Katie Goldfinch and Florence Cady, this brooding vampire tale gives a strong nod to classic British horror greats and the genre defining Hammer Horror films.

A young museum curator Isabelle (Katie Goldfinch) is sent to look at an ancient artefact, discovered in the basement of a stately home in Shropshire. Welcomed into the sprawling manor house by a seemingly hospitable family; Karl (Larry Rew), his wife Evelyn (Babette Barat) and their beautiful daughter Scarlet (Florence Cady), but all is not what it seems, as a dark and terrifying secret hangs over them.

When Isabelle discovers the truth within the mansion’s foreboding walls, can she escape the clutches of its malevolent occupants?

This immortal tale, which moves from the English Civil War to the present day, is smart, stylish,sexy and as sharp as vampire’s teeth.

Acclaimed sci-fi horror AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS in UK Cinemas and on Digital Download for the Festive Season


Synopsis:
It’s Christmas Day and the dysfunctional Milgram family wake to find a mysterious black substance surrounding their house. Something monumental is clearly happening right outside their door, but what exactly – an industrial accident, a terrorist attack, a nuclear war? All their limited information now comes from the television. But as the ominous gogglebox exerts an ever more sinister grip on their psyches, their terrified paranoia escalates into bloody carnage.

A powder keg of throat-grabbing suspense, Cronenbergian intensity and mind-bending body horror from Johnny Kevorkian, the director of The Disappeared, and BAFTA-nominated Jack Tarling, the producer of God’s Own Country.

Director: Johnny Kevorkian. Starring: Sam Gittins, Neerja Naik, Grant Masters, Abigail Cruttenden, Kris Saddler, Holly Weston and David Bradley. UK 2018. 91 mins.

Await Further Instructions is out now in Cinemas and on Digital Download from Trinity Filmed Entertainment

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

NETFLIX INKS FIRST LOOK FEATURE FILM DEAL WITH CHRIS COLUMBUS’S 1492 PICTURES



Hollywood, Calif., -- December 5, 2018 - Netflix has entered into a multi-year first look deal with Academy Award nominated writer, producer, director Chris Columbus and his 1492 Pictures partners, Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe. Under the deal, Netflix gets a first look at any feature film that Columbus and his partners want to produce.

The deal represents a strengthening of Columbus and 1492 Pictures relationship with Netflix having most recently produced the holiday film The Christmas Chronicles starring Kurt Russell.

QUOTE FROM SCOTT STUBER, HEAD OF NETFLIX’S FILM GROUP: “Chris has established himself as a diverse and versatile filmmaker with his work spanning generations, genres and audiences. Following the huge success of The Christmas Chronicles I’m thrilled that we can continue the highly productive relationship we enjoy with him and his partners. I’m looking forward to the creative boundaries Chris, Michael, Mark and the 1492 team will push here at Netflix.”

QUOTE FROM CHRIS COLUMBUS: “Partnering with Netflix is a thrilling and exciting opportunity for 1492 Pictures. Being able to create original content on a major motion picture scale is a rarity in Hollywood these days. But not at Netflix. They encourage original ideas and visionary filmmaking. And the icing on the cake? The executives at Netflix are great people who support some of the world’s greatest filmmakers like Martin Scorsese and Alfonso Cuaron. I look forward to a long working relationship with Ted Sarandos, Scott Stuber and our guiding light, Racheline Benveniste.”

ABOUT CHRIS COLUMBUS and 1492 PICTURES

Chris Columbus is an Academy Award-nominated director, writer and producer. His directorial credits include Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone, where he cast newcomers Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint in the leading roles, Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire, Stepmom, Rent and many more critically acclaimed films. Columbus first gained prominence by writing several original scripts produced by Steven Spielberg, including the back-to-back hits Gremlins and The Goonies, and then Young Sherlock Holmes. Soon after Columbus began his directing career with Adventures In Babysitting.

Columbus started 1492 Pictures with partners Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe in 1994. The Christmas Chronicles is the 24th film they have produced together. They collectively have been responsible for numerous franchises beginning with Home Alone, Harry Potter, Night At The Museum and Percy Jackson. In 2011, they produced the blockbuster hit The Help, which garnered four nominations, including one for Best Picture.

Release date announced for Jellyfish


Festival favourite JELLYFISH, the debut film by James Gardner, starring BIFA nominee Liv Hill in her breakthrough film role, will be released in the UK by Republic Film Distribution on 15 February 2019.

Between being bullied at school, put upon by her overbearing boss at the local Margate amusement arcade and having to look after her unstable mother and her two younger siblings, life isn’t easy for 15 year old Sarah Taylor (Liv Hill). But when Sarah’s drama teacher channels her ferocious and volatile energies into a stand-up comedy routine for the graduation showcase, Sarah discovers that she may have a hidden talent. As her love for comedy grows, the delicate balance in Sarah’s life becomes increasingly difficult to maintain. Little by little the walls start to close in, ultimately forcing her to choose between her responsibilities to her family and her newfound passion for comedy.

Liv Hill was nominated for a 'Best Supporting Actress' BAFTA for her role in the BBC TV production Three Girls, and in the Most Promising Newcomer category at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) for her performance in JELLYFISH. The film also stars Sin茅ad Matthews and Cyril Nri.

The film received its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April this year and has since received acclaim at several major festivals, most recently Tokyo and Seville.

JELLYFISH won Best Film in the Alice Nella Citt脿 strand of the Rome International Film Festival. It scooped four awards at the Dinard Film Festival - the Grand Jury and Critics Prize as well as the inaugural ‘Hitchcock’ Award for Best Screenplay The film also received the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Michael Powell Award for Best Performance, shared by Liv Hill and Sin茅ad Matthews.

JELLYFISH is presented by Nik Holttum and Lemonworld, in association with Bankside Films. Directed by James Gardner, written by James Gardner and Simon Lord, produced by Nikolas Holttum and James Gardner and executive produced by Nikolas Holttum. It will be released in the UK and Ireland by Republic Film Distribution.

JELLYFISH will be released in cinemas in the UK on 15 February, previews from 8 February, 2019

Running Time: 100minutes | Certificate: 15

The Official Film Chart - Week 5



Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again sails to Number 1 - outselling the rest of the Top 10 combined - following its release on DVD and Blu-ray. The musical spectacular of the summer battled it out with the biggest film of the year so far, The Greatest Showman, which remains at 2. The week’s highest new entry at Number 3 is Ant-Man And The Wasp, achieving the position on downloads alone (available on disc formats as of December 3). The Marvel Studios offering sees Paul Rudd return as Ant-Man alongside Evangeline Lilly as The Wasp. As the former struggles to balance his life as both a superhero and a father, he is presented with a crucial mission to join forces with The Wasp to uncover their past.

Last week’s Number 1, Incredibles 2 slides to Number 4 after topping the chart for two consecutive weeks, just ahead of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’s second appearance, this time as part of a box set with the first instalment, Mamma Mia!

The Grinch climbs two rungs to steal the Number 6 spot, followed by previous Official Film Chart Number 1, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at 7; Christmas family favourite Elf enters the Top 10 at Number 8; Mission: Impossible – Fallout drops to Number 9 after being last week’s highest new entry. Finally, Dwayne Johnson action-thriller Skyscraper is at Number 10.

The Official Film Chart is unveiled each Wednesday and is the subject of a Top 10 Official Film Chart online show, published on OfficialCharts.com and available for media syndication. The show counts down the top 10 biggest selling movies on disc and download of the week and also includes bonus “coming soon” content for film lovers.

Monday, 3 December 2018

The Demonologist - Poster and Trailer


A spooked detective is the only hope for the end of days in the spine-chilling The Demonologist, premiering On Demand January 1, 2019 by Uncork’d Entertainment.

A detective is haunted by nightmares of his past and visions he cannot understand. When he investigates a string of brutal murders, he discovers a Cult that worships the four King Demons of Hell, who plan on bringing them forth to destroy the Earth. He must stop the Cult from starting the Apocalypse and finally come to grips with his birthright and destiny as The Demonologist.

From writer-director J.M Stelly and starring Brian Krause (“Charmed”, Sleepwalkers), Lara Grice (Logan), and Thomas Francis Murphy (“Mindhunter”), The Demonologist  on Demand from January 1, 2019.


Stan & Ollie - Final Poster and Making of Featurette


Above is the final poster for Jon S. Baird’s STAN & OLLIE and below we have an incredible behind the scenes featurette looking at the on-screen chemistry of stars Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly and an interview with screenwriter Jeff Pope.

Synopsis
The true story of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, is brought to the big screen for the first time. Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the legendary movie icons, Stan & Ollie is the heart-warming story of what would become the pair’s triumphant farewell tour.

With their golden era long behind them, the pair embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille (Shirley Henderson) and Ida (Nina Arianda) – a formidable double act in their own right - the pair’s love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public.

Stan & Ollie will be in cinemas, 11 January 2019.

Competition: Win Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. on Bluray


Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. is released on Bluray on December 10th

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies to give away.

Synopsis
Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge s Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star.

She began as Matangi. Daughter of the founder of Sri Lanka s armed Tamil resistance, she hid from the government in the face of a vicious and bloody civil war. When her family fled to the UK, she became Maya, a precocious and creative immigrant teenager in London. Finally, the world met her as M.I.A. when she emerged on the global stage, having created a mashup, cut-and-paste identity that pulled from every corner of her journey along the way; a sonic sketchbook that blended Tamil politics, art school punk, hip-hop beats and the unwavering, ultra-confident voice of a burgeoning multicultural youth.

Never one to compromise on her vision, Maya kept her camera rolling throughout. MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. provides unparalleled, intimate access to the artist in her battles with the music industry and mainstream media as her success and fame explodes, becoming one of the most recognizable, outspoken and provocative voices in music today.

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Sunday, 2 December 2018

The Possession of Hannah Grace - Movie Review


A shocking exorcism spirals out of control, claiming the life of a young woman. Months later, morgue worker Megan Reed takes delivery of a disfigured cadaver during the graveyard shift. Locked inside the basement corridors, Megan's horrifying visions soon lead her to believe that the body is possessed by a demonic force.

Initial release: 30 November 2018 (USA)

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ChrisStuckmann

Chris Stuckmann reviews The Possession of Hannah Grace, starring Shay Mitchell, Grey Damon, Kirby Johnson, Stana Katic. Directed by Diederik Van Rooijen.

Saturday, 1 December 2018

BBC One launches Christmas film about cherishing time with loved ones


BBC One is launching its Christmas 2018 film, Wonderland, which will run throughout the Christmas period on the channel.

The short film illustrates families rediscovering the joy of spending time together at Christmas and will run in key junctions between programmes over the next two weeks.

This Christmas, BBC One will remain the home of the biggest programmes that family and friends can enjoy together including Strictly Come Dancing, Doctor Who, Call the Midwife, Mrs Brown’s Boys, EastEnders, Luther, Hold The Sunset, The ABC Murders, and Les Mis茅rables.

Wonderland follows the story of a teenage boy who lives with his family, in a small seaside town. The demands of everyday life mean that he and his mum don’t get to spend as much time together as they used to. But one day, with Christmas fast approaching, everything changes and they get to spend a unique afternoon together that they’ll never forget. The message is simple; when you do manage to get some time with the ones you love, be sure to cherish it.

Charlotte Moore, Director of Content at the BBC says: “This wonderful film tells a story that I’m sure many of us will relate to. It beautifully compliments BBC One which is all about enjoyment and sharing special moments together. ”

Kerry Moss, BBC Portfolio Head of Marketing, says: “This year’s BBC One Christmas film celebrates the channel’s role in bringing people together. It draws on the insight that at Christmas, time appears almost to stand still, enabling us to escape the distractions of everyday life to be with those to whom we’re closest.”

The film has been created for BBC One by BBC Creative, the BBC’s in-house creative agency. Creatives were Edward Usher and Xander Hart working in to Executive Creative Director Laurent Simon and Director of BBC Creative, Justin Bairamian. The film was directed by Sam Brown through Rogue Films. Cast was chosen from the length and breadth of the UK, and the film was largely shot on location in Cromer, North Norfolk.

Laurent Simon, Executive Creative Director at BBC Creative, says: “Last year, we were a late entry into the competitive world of Christmas campaigns, and yet managed to take one or two people by surprise. So this year, we were keen to follow up with something just as captivating. I’m incredibly proud of the work my team has done and we hope everybody loves it as much as we do.”

The original music for the film is Emmy the Great’s Lost in You. The re-recording for the film was composed by Alex Baranowski and performed by Emmy the Great and London Metropolitan Orchestra.

The film is available from today on BBC iPlayer and the BBC’s social media channels and will be televised tonight for the first time after Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One.

All media outlets can embed the film above, however no advertising is to appear around the film, or in pre-roll and the film must clearly be labelled 'BBC One Christmas film 2018'.