Monday 30 April 2018

Social Animals - Official Trailer (2018) Josh Radnor, Noël Wells Comedy Movie HD


Zoe (Noel Wells) is stalled, stoned, broke and stuck in a series of one night stands. While salvaging her failing business, she falls in love for the first time with Paul (Josh Radnor). There's one problem, Paul is married to Jane. Through inspirations only Austin could provide, Zoe learns what "adulting" really means.

Release Date: June 1
Genre: Comedy
Director: Theresa Bennett
Writer: Theresa Bennett
Stars: Josh Radnor, Noël Wells, Aya Cash

Competition: Win Singularity on DVD


Singularity is out on DVD 7th May 2018. And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis
Directed by Robert Kouba
Starring: John Cusack, Julian Schaffner and Carmen Argenziano

In 2020, Elias van Dorne (JOHN CUSACK, Say Anything), CEO of the world’s largest robotics company, introduces his most powerful invention: Kronos, a super-computer designed to end all wars. However, it quickly determines that mankind itself is the biggest threat to world peace and launches an attack to rid the earth of the “infection” of man.

Years later, a small team of survivors set out in search of a new world where mankind exists without fear of robot persecution. But does this world actually exist? And will they live long enough to find out?

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1. Closing date 14-05-18
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
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Competition: Win A Violent Man on DVD


A Violent Man is out on DVD 7th May 2018. And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis
Starring: Thomas Q. Jones, Isaac de Bankolé, Chuck Liddell, Bruce Davison, Denise Richards

When aspiring MMA fighter Ty (former NFL player Thomas Q. Jones, Straight Outta Compton, Luke Cage) becomes a sensation after a viral video reveals him beating the undefeated world champion in a local gym, he attracts the attention of Victoria (Denise Richards, The World is Not Enough) - a sports reporter looking for her next scoop.

However, Ty becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation that could end his fighting career for good, despite maintaining his innocence. But if he didn’t commit the crime, who did?

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COMPETITION CLOSED

Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 14-05-18
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

Trailer: That Good Night starring John Hurt - In cinemas 11 May 2018


That Good Night stars iconic multi-award winner, John Hurt (The Elephant Man, Midnight Express) in his last leading role as Ralph, a once-famous screenwriter in his seventies who has two missions in life. Ralph wishes to be reconciled with his son, Michael (Max Brown, Spooks), and, to ensure that he is not a burden to his devoted wife, Anna (Sofia Helin, The Bridge), as he goes “into that good night”. Ralph hires the services of the mysterious “Visitor” (Charles Dance, Game of Thrones) who unexpectedly guides him to find new meaning in his life.

Set in the stunning hilltops of the Algarve coastline of Portugal, this life affirming drama exploring family relationships is based on the stage play by NJ Crisp and inspired by the poem of Dylan Thomas.

Following its world premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival and screenings at Dinard British Film Festival and Shanghai International Film Festival, That Good Night will be released in cinemas in the UK on 11th May 2018.

That Good Night is directed by Eric Styles, whose debut feature was powerful drama Dreaming of Joseph Lees starring Samantha Morton and Rupert Graves, distributed by 20th Century Fox to critical acclaim. His second feature, Relative Values was an ensemble comedy starring Julie Andrews, Colin Firth, Stephen Fry and Jeanne Tripplehorn. That Good Night is adapted from the NJ Crisp play by Charles Savage, who also produced alongside Alan Latham for GSP Studios.

Saturday 28 April 2018

First trailer for sci-fi horror 'Canaries' debuts ahead of Cannes


Burbank, CA : Ahead of the Marche du Film in Cannes (8th-17th May 2018) Genre sales specialists Devilworks has revealed the first title in their Cannes lineup

UK sci fi horror comedy ‘Canaries’ from Welsh writer/director Peter Stray is about a group of friends at a New Year's Eve bash in the Welsh Valley, who must fight against an invasion force of time travelling aliens.

The film stars Robert Pugh (Game Of Thrones, Doctor Who, Master & Commander) and Hannah Daniel (Netflix's Hinterland).

Friday 27 April 2018

SUPERCON Official Trailer (2018) Maggie Grace, Clancy Brown Comedy Movie HD


A rag-tag group of former TV stars and comic book artists, who make their living working at conventions, decide to steal the loot from a crooked promoter and an overbearing former TV icon.

In Theatres April 27th, 2018

Genre: Comedy
Director: Zak Knutson
Writers: Zak Knutson, Andy Sipes (as Andrew Sipes)
Stars: Maggie Grace, Clancy Brown, Ryan Kwanten

Thursday 26 April 2018

BEAST - In Cinemas 27th April



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 15 / Running time 107 Minutes


Wednesday 25 April 2018

Avengers: Infinity War - Movie Review



Two years after the Avengers were torn apart during the events of Captain America: Civil War,[1] Thanos arrives on Earth to collect the Infinity Stones for a gauntlet that will allow him to bend reality to his will. The Avengers must join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop him before his onslaught of destruction puts an end to half the universe.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Scarlett Johansson, Pom Klementieff, Sebastian Stan, Zoe Saldana, Tom Hiddleston, Chadwick Boseman, Idris Elba, Paul Bettany, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle. Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo.

Chris Stuckmann reviews Avengers: Infinity War

OFFICIAL SITE: http://www.chrisstuckmann.com

Avengers: Infinity War TV Spot - Remember (2018)



US Release Date: April 27, 2018
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Josh Brolin, Robert Downey Jr.
Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Synopsis: The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

A WIZARD’S TALE Exclusively at Vue nationwide from 11th May, 2018

 

Imagine a world where happiness, smiling and laughter are a thing of the past; where an evil wizard presides over all that is good in the land. A WIZARD’S TALE is a magical family adventure about one boy’s quest to restore happiness to the world, available exclusively at Vue nationwide from 11th May, 2018 courtesy of Signature Entertainment.

The Grump (Ian McShane), the most evil wizard in the whole of the kingdom, has cast a spell of gloom over the land, making it barren of happiness. Terry (Toby Kebbell) – a young boy who aches for the nostalgic glee of letting his childhood imagination run free at Grandmother Mary’s Theme Park – sets off on an adventure in search of a spell to restore happiness to the kingdom.


As a tiny bit of magic left on one of Mary’s rides sweeps Terry away to a very real and very magical land, he discovers that memories of the creations from Mary’s overzealous imagination – walking trees, clumsy dragons and maybe even a Princess or two – will serve him well in an unfamiliar world. Clinging to the past may not be a bad thing after all, as the make-believe enchanted lands Terry once dreamed of may not be as farfetched as previously thought...


Join Terry on his magical quest, as he outwits a multitude of weird and wonderful creatures and finds friendship with a Princess along the way. From the writer of Ice Age: The Meltdown and with a stellar voice cast, including Ian McShane (John Wick, Coraline), Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror) and Toby Kebbell (Ben-Hur, Warcraft), A WIZARD’S TALE is an uplifting magical journey that is guaranteed to cast its spell on adults and children alike at Vue this spring!


Trailer:

https://youtu.be/8RmkGNe1cXc

Jurassic Games - Trailer


Win the games. Win Your freedom.

The dinomite mash-up of the summer, The Jurassic Games stops onto VOD this June from Uncork'd Entertainment!

Starring Ryan Merriman (Final Destination 3) and Perrey Reeves (''Entourage''), the film imagines a world set in the near future wherein ten Death Row convicts are chosen to compete in The Jurassic Games, the ultimate virtual reality game show that pits its players against dinosaurs and each other. However, there is a catch… If you die in the virtual game, you also die in reality; and for Anthony Tucker (Adam Hampton), survival is his one chance to be reunited with his children after having been wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of his wife. As the devious The Host continues adding improbable challenges, the characters will find the odds stacked against them as only one victor can emerge as winner and reclaim their freedom.

The Jurassic Games is the third film from Emmy Award-winning director Ryan Bellgardt (Gremlin, Army of Frankensteins).
           
The Jurassic Games will be available on Digital 6/12 and DVD 7/3.

Official Synopsis: Every year, 10 of the world’s most lethal death row criminals are chosen to compete for their freedom in The Jurassic Games, a television show where contestants must survive against a variety of ferocious dinosaurs.  The players all die gruesomely in the game zone except for one, the last one standing, the winner, who is granted not only his freedom, but fame and fortune. Survive the dinosaurs. Survive each other. Survive…The Jurassic Games.               

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Film Worker - Poster and Trailer


In cinemas 18 May

Stanley Kubrick. Legendary director. Visionary. Perfectionist. Everyone knows the name behind cinema masterpieces such A Clockwork Orange, The Shining and Full Metal Jacket.

But who were the people he worked with who sat alongside the great man and not only kept up with his creative genius, but helped inspire him?

Meet Leon Vitali.

He may not be as famous as Stanley Kubrick, but without him, some of the master’s finest features would never have made it to the big screen and beyond.

The remarkable, untold story of Leon Vitali who gave up fame and fortune to serve for decades as Stanley Kubrick’s right-hand man is told in Filmworker, a compelling documentary charting Vitali’s work with the maestro and their unique relationship. The film is set to arrive in UK cinemas on 18 May 2018 from Dogwoof.

It’s a rare person who would give a thriving acting career to toil in obscurity for someone else’s creative vision. Yet, that’s exactly what Leon Vitali did.

As a long-time admirer of Stanley Kubrick’s work, it was Vitali’s dream come true when he landed the role of ‘Lord Bullingdon’ in Barry Lyndon. His performance was highly acclaimed and a wealth of prestigious film, television and stage offers flooded on, but they weren’t to be. Having become enthralled by the director’s all-encompassing process of creation, the actor sacrificed his flourishing career to take on the humble role of assistant to the master filmmaker. For more than two decades, he played a crucial role behind-the-scenes helping Kubrick make and maintain his seminal body of work.

In Filmworker, Leon Vitali’s candid, often funny, sometimes shocking experiences in the company of Kubrick are woven together with rich and varied elements including previously unseen photos, videos, letters, notebooks, and memos from Leon’s private collection.

Insightful, emotionally charged anecdotes from renowned actors including Ryan O’Neal, Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Stellan Skarsgård, Marie Richardson, Danny Lloyd, alongside family, crew members, and key film industry professionals who worked with Kubrick and Vitali, add an important layer of detail and impact to the story.

Filmworker enters the world of Leon Vitali and Stanley Kubrick from a unique perspective that highlights the nittygritty of the creative process. By experiencing Leon Vitali’s journey, we come to understand how the mundane gives rise to the magnificent as timeless filmmaking is brought to life at its most practical and profound level.

First Image of Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger from Disney's Christopher Robin


Christopher Robin is an upcoming live-action American film based off the Winnie the Pooh animated features, which are, in turn, based on the novels by A.A. Milne.

In the heartwarming live action adventure Disney's Christopher Robin, the young boy who loved embarking on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with a band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.


211 Official Trailer (2018) Nicolas Cage Action Movie HD


Bank heist movie in the vein of "End of Watch" meets "Black Hawk Down".

Starring Nicolas Cage, Sophie Skelton & Michael Rainey Jr. 

Venom (2018) - Trailer

Venom is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, produced by Columbia Pictures and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. It is intended to be the first film in Sony's Marvel Universe, adjunct to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

The film is directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay by Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, Kelly Marcel and Will Beall, and stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock / Venom, alongside Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, and Reid Scott.

Development of a Venom film, a spin-off from the Spider-Man film franchise, first began with producer Avi Arad in 2007. After various iterations, work on a new version began in March 2017 to start a new shared universe featuring the Marvel characters to which Sony possessed the film rights, though Sony also intends for the film to share the world of Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is set in the MCU after a deal between Sony and Marvel Studios. Rosenberg and Pinkner were set to write, with Fleischer and Hardy added in May 2017. Principal photography began in October 2017, taking place in Atlanta, New York City, and San Francisco.

Venom is set to be released in the United States on October 5, 2018.

Monday 23 April 2018

Competition: Win Walk With Me on DVD


Walk With Me is out on DVD 30th April, 2018. And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis
With unprecedented access, WALK WITH ME takes us deep inside the world-famous monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, and captures the life of a monastic community who have given up all their possessions for one common purpose – to practice the art of mindfulness.

Filmed over three years, this visceral film is a meditation on a community determined to develop a deep sense of practice, not just for themselves but for all those they love. As the seasons come and go, the monastics’ inner journey is amplified by insights from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals, narrated by BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH.

Premiering at SXSW Film Festival, and screening at the 2017 London Film Festival, WALK WITH ME gains a personal insight through its candid interviews with the monks and nuns who have decided to leave their families to follow in Thich Nhat Hanh’s footsteps.

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1. Closing date 07-05-18
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.



Interview with Tracey Birdsall - Star of "Who's Jenna"


The new comedy Who’s Jenna…? (out this week on DVD and VOD) tells of a woman who is mistaken for an adult entertainer. Which adult entertainer? Well, as actress Tracey Birdsall explains, the threat of legal action has seen that we never get that answer.


Okay, we want the dirt. Who is Jenna?

The title is really tongue in cheek, as it refers not only to the main character in the movie (my character) but also the confusion as to Andy’s (Joseph D’Onofrio) curiosity as to who she might possibly be. Not to give away a spoiler, but Jenna in the film (my character) is a woman who is a lawyer who is a doppelganger for someone else named Jenna in the adult film industry.


Originally, mistake me if I’m wrong, the ‘Jenna’ of the movie was originally going to be a certain adult film star – but then the script changed?

Yes, any good Googl’ing of the title will unveil that story; however, the producers (who thought of the clever title in the first place) were threatened with legal action unnecessarily. Since they felt it wasn’t pinnacle that the last name be used, they abbreviated it. It really doesn’t change anything, as it’s a comedy!


How much has the script changed, or even the tone of the movie, since you initially got involved?

Besides the above question, the film remained the same right through my involvement. Several months later when they went to film the scenes I wasn’t in, the film took some side turns having to do with the chemistry of the “boys network” as I like to call it. The ending specifics also changed due to the above question, but the interweaving thread of the love story and mistaken identity remained the same.


What films would you compare it to?

Some parts of the film (the love story) have a very Sleepless in Seattle feel, some of the crazier moments have a very Hangover feel, and some of the “boys network” scenes are a bit of a cross of the lighter moments in the television series The Soprano’s.


You’ve worked on bigger budget stuff. What’s the difference working on Who’s Jenna..? to something on a larger scale. Does it all come down to craft service?

I do very little craft services during filming because then I constantly have to brush my teeth! Some of the larger films I’ve worked on are very much like a machine where everyone has a job and it all gets done more seamlessly – to the actors perspective. A film like Who’s Jenna…? is more of a committee or a conglomerate effort… Both extremes are quite enjoyable to me.


Were you a fan of “The Sopranos”- there’s a couple of guys in this movie that fans of the show will recognize. Was it fun working with them?

I was a fan of The Sopranos, and Goodfellas, etc. I loved working with these guys and their Italian American elements. Particularly Bill Sorvino, Joseph D’Onofrio, and Garry Pastore were an absolute blast both on screen and off! Super amazing guys and actors…


Having done a few sci-fi movies now, is this the new route – comedies? Shaking it up a bit?

I try not to get stuck in a genre, but I also try to mix it up within the genre. Who’s Jenna…? although a comedy, has many dramatic moments. The sci-fi that I do also has many action and drama moments, along with some comedy. You see, being an actor is about living a life, and the elements of developing a character has to do with feeling all that they feel. I don’t usually choose projects within any genre that doesn’t allow for the character to have an arc, have a journey, laugh a little, and/or cry a little (even if it’s masked). It’s experiencing being a human being no matter what the genre.



Friday 20 April 2018

Interviews:: DEAD LIST directors Holden Andrews, Ivan Asen and Victor Mathieu


This May, pray you’re not on the… DEAD LIST.

A struggling actor conjures a dark force in order to win a movie role in a terrifying new movie experience from filmmakers Holden Andrews, Ivan Asen and Victor Mathieu.

High Octane Pictures unveils the DEAD LIST on VOD this May.

Calvin is competing with five other actors -- Zander, Scott, Kush, Jason and Bob -- for a major movie role. Stopping at nothing to win the role of a lifetime, he uses a demonic book to curse his fellow actors, with each actor being killed off in their own separate unique and terrifying chapter.


What inspired this rather unique – and very fun - particular story, guys?

The three of us are true fans of horror and have favorite films that span the genre. Between us we love films like The Blob, The Exorcist, V/H/S, IT, Goosebumps, Creep show, Evil Dead, and the television show The Twilight Zone. We partnered together to make Dead List, a new take on the horror anthology genre. Instead of having multiple chapters that tell different stories we made an anthology film where each chapter continues to tell a singular narrative of the film.

The inspiration for the film comes from us all living in LA and working in the film industry. We wanted to tell a story about the seedy underbelly of Hollywood, framing Dead List around a group of actors who are interested only in excelling their own careers by any means possible.


Did you sit down and watch similar movies before shooting? If so, which ones?

Since we’re fans of horror we’re always watching and re-watching films. Although, before starting principle photography on Dead List we were too busy with pre-production. I don’t think any of us could have mentally watched a movie if we sat down and turned one on. If we could have, we would have revisited films like V/H/S, Creepshow, Death Note, and Evil Dead.


In terms of directing choices, anyone you emulated here?

We crafted Dead List to be original and brought our own directing styles to each of the chapters. We made sure that our visions were woven into the fabric of Dead List. That said, as fans of horror we had to pay homage to certain directors and films, so if you’re a fan of Chuck Russell’s The Blob, Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead, and The Twilight Zone series then you will no doubt pick up on nods we gave to those directors and films.


Do you write with certain actors in mind?

We wrote Dead List with the story being our most important focus. We knew that with a strong story it would be the foundation that any actor would be able to use to bring the words to life.


Do you consider the film a success only when it hits a certain monetary figure?

No, the success of Dead List is if the viewers enjoy it as much as we did while making it. It’s a really fun film filled with monsters, thrills, and scares. That said, we wouldn’t complain if it’s financial success. If it is, we’ll be able to make the sequel.


Has the movie opened doors for you?

With Dead List in the can and releasing on May 1st, we’re able to expand our range for pitching and taking meetings. Having Dead List under our belt has allowed us to enter into the next level of our careers as filmmakers.


DEAD LIST available 5/1/18 on VOD, DVD 7/3/18 on DVD, and SVOD 9/4/18.

High Octane Pictures other genre releases of late include CLOWNTERGIEST and CURSE OF THE WITCH’S DOLL.


Thursday 19 April 2018

Book to film adaptations that will steal your heart


If you find a book leaves you wanting more or you just can’t get enough of the story, then you probably love a good book-to-film adaptation. From devoted bookworms to avid cinema goers, these heart-warming narratives often have the perfect combination of romance, comedy and thought-provoking messages that are only boosted by their presence on the big screen!

To celebrate the release of Every Day, in cinemas Friday 20th April, we’re taking a look at why these novels do so well on the screen…

The Fault in Our Stars
When two teens meet at a cancer support group, it’s clear they share the same quick-wit and contempt for the conventional and quickly discover a love that takes them on a journey, both emotionally and physically, via a trip to Amsterdam to meet a beloved author. Based on John Green’s sixth novel of the same name published in 2012, the mix of comedy with raw emotion comes alive on the silver screen as you join the couple on the ups and downs of the relationship. Somehow, seeing their rollercoaster in the cinema only added another layer of depth to the acclaimed novel.

Me Before You
When a girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of, neither of them are aware of how they are going to change each other’s lives forever. Adapted for the cinema from the 2012 romantic novel by Jojo Moyes only a year after publishing, this heart-breaking story is sure to bring a tear to your eye as you embark on an emotional journey with the couple…

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
This endearing story sees 15-year-old Charlie, a loveable and naive outsider, coping with first love, the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. 1999 saw the release of Stephen Chbosky’s coming of age novel, with its translation onto the big screen in 2012 ensuring all emotion is kept intact as it tackles the whirlwind of growing up…

The Notebook
When Noah, a poor but passionate young man falls for Allie, a rich young woman, their feelings begin to blossom before being separated due to their social differences. Noah writes 365 letters to Allie, only for her not to receive them due to her disapproving mother. Three years later, an unlikely coincidence brings them together and their love story can really begin. From the pages of a 1996 book to the big screen in 2004, this uplifting tale of true love despite limitations will warm your heart.

Paper Towns
After an all-night adventure, Quentin's life-long crush, Margo, disappears, leaving behind clues that Quentin and his friends follow on the journey of a life-time. Adapted from the 2008 bestselling novel by John Green, written prior to The Fault in our Stars, the search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Prepare to grow with these teens as their experiences are catapulted onto the silver screen.

Every Day
Based on David Levithan’s acclaimed New York Times bestseller published in 2012, Every Day tells the story of Rhiannon, a 16-year old girl who falls in love with a mysterious soul named “A” who inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and A work each day to find each other, not knowing what or who the next day will bring. Telling the tale of love and acceptance, this novel explodes with emotion on the big screen…


EVERY DAY WILL STEAL YOUR HEART, IN CINEMAS APRIL 20TH


A Look at rising star Angourie Rice


With a name that’s hard to forget and leading roles in These Final Hours and The Nice Guys, as well as her heart-warming role in the upcoming romantic drama, Every Day, Angourie Rice is certainly someone to look out for… To celebrate the release of Every Day, in cinemas April 20th, we’re taking a look at her recent rise to fame and what is next for the upcoming Australian star!

These Final Hours
After appearing in a string of shorts, including the Australian film, Transmission, she was plucked from Melbourne and dropped into Zak Hilditch’s feature film, These Final Hours. Working her magic as Rose in this end-of-the-world drama, she provided a stellar performance which earned her a Best Actress nomination at the Australian Film Critics Association Awards. A strong start for the Aussie starlet…

The Nice Guys
Three years later, Rice starred in the action-comedy that helped to propel her into the spotlight, starring as the daughter of Ryan Gosling’s character and alongside Russell Crowe. Her warm performance alongside the stars made her stand out in this crime-comedy set in 1970s Los Angeles, where a mismatched pair of private investigators look into the case of a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star.

The Beguiled
Within a year, Rice was auditioning for Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled. She made her mark amongst big Hollywood names including Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Colin Firth in this remake of Clint Eastwood’s 1971 film. Based upon the Thomas Cullinan novel, The Beguiled sees the arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girl’s school in Virginia during the American Civil War, leading to jealousy and betrayal...

Spider-Man: Homecoming
An entry into the world of superheroes only accelerated her stardom when she joined the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2017. With the success of the Marvel cinematic universe this was a greater leap into mainstream movies, and her role as a teenage Betty Brant gave her a chance to put her own spin on this character.

Walking with Dinosaurs
From superheroes to dinosaurs… Rice expanded her repertoire in 2013 when she starred as part of the voice cast of Walking with Dinosaurs. In this pre-historic pic, see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth in a story where an underdog dinosaur triumphs to become a hero for the ages!

Every Day
In the upcoming romantic drama from the director of The Vow, Michael Sucsy, and based on David Levithan’s acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Rice stars as Rhiannon, a 16-year old girl who falls in love with a mysterious soul named “A” who inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and A work each day to find each other, not knowing what or who the next day will bring. The more the two fall in love, the more the reality of loving someone who is a different person every 24 hours takes a toll. This heart-warming tale of love and acceptance with Rice at the centre is sure to steal your heart!


EVERY DAY IS IN CINEMAS FRIDAY 20TH APRIL


Wednesday 18 April 2018

Revenge - Trailer and Poster


Jen (Matilda Lutz) arrives at a remote desert villa with her millionaire playboy boyfriend (Kevin Jannsens) for a weekend of romantic frivolity. Things quickly go south when her lover's hunting pals show up and make inappropriate advances that escalate into an outright assault. The men quickly try to sweep their attack under the rug. Jen, however, proves harder to get rid of than anticipated, she’s after a dish best served extra cold. With a wry sense of humour and striking visuals it careens towards a climax of retribution.

Reframing the revenge thriller in a strikingly hypnotic style, writer-director Coralie Fargeat's feature debut flips the genre on its head, applying a female gaze to the action.

REVENGE is unleashed in UK & Irish cinemas on May 11th

The Impressive Career of Christian Slater


Christian Michael Leonard Slater was born on August 18, 1969, in New York City. After emerging as one of film’s leading young actors in the 1980s, his career has gone on to span cult favourites, Hollywood blockbusters and television.

The son of an actor and a casting director, Slater landed his first acting job as a child, appearing on the soap opera One Life to Live and made his film debut in The Legend of Billie Jean (1985) before gaining wider recognition for his breakthrough role as Jason Dean (“J.D”) alongside Winona Ryder in Heathers (1988).
To mark the release of brand new animated DC feature film Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay on DVD and Blu-ray™, we have taken a look back at the impressive career of Christian Slater. 

Heathers
In 1988 Slater emerged as one of Hollywood’s leading young actors for starring as Jason Dean (“J.D”) in dark hit comedy Heathers alongside the great Winona Ryder, helping to make him a star.

The film broke out of the boundaries of a teen film, with Christian played a rebellious teen who romances Winona Ryder’s Veronica Sawyer. Together they team up to destroy the snobby clique of girls, dominated by several girls named – you guessed it – Heather. 

Slater gained critical acclaim for his ground-breaking performance, and thus Heathers was the first film that created the foundations of his star status.

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
In 1991, Slater starred alongside acting greats and the merriest of men Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner and Alan Rickman in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

A 90s version of the classic Robin Hood Story, Slater plays Will Scarlet, a prominent member of Robin Hood's Merry Men. The movie was a major box office hit, making over $390 million worldwide, which made it the third highest grossing film of 1991 and further cemented Slater’s star status.

True Romance
A couple of years later, Slater played a comic bookstore clerk who marries Clarence, a prostitute (Patricia Arquette) in True Romance (1993) also starring an all-star cast including Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson and Christopher Walken.

Ranked as the 83rd greatest film of all time in 2017 by Empire, the romantic crime drama follows the pair as they hit the road for California hoping to sell Clarence’s pimps cocaine, but it’s not long before the mob is after them.

This unusual tale was written by Quentin Tarantino, who described Slater as a perfect fit for the character he created and with Slater starring as Deadshot all these years later, his comic bookstore clerk character was clearly meant to be!

Interview with the Vampire
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles is a 1994 American romantic horror film, based on Anne Rice’s 1976 best-selling novel.

Starring another all-star cast (there’s a trend emerging here!) in the perfect forms of  Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, the film sees Christian Slater play a young reporter interviewing a man named Louis (Brad Pitt) who claims to be a 200-year-old vampire.

Whilst early production was controversial, with Rice initially speaking out against the casting of Cruise as Lestat, and Christian Slater only assuming the role of interviewer following the death of River Phoenix; Rice later recanted her objections, and the film proved to be a big hit with audiences.

Mr Robot
Probably his most prominent role in recent years, Slater received a career boost in 2015, rising up as the titular character of popular American drama thriller television series, Mr. Robot. The role sees Christian play the co-founder and leader of the hacker group Fsociety, a revolutionary prophet who plans to destroy all debt by bring down the world's largest conglomerate, E Corp.

Mr. Robot has received critical acclaim and has been nominated for and won multiple awards, including the Golden Globe for Best Television Drama Series, with Slater taking home the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in 2016 and earning nominations for each of the following two seasons – if there was every any questioning to Christian’s Slaters acting abilities, Mr Robot has truly dispelled them in its great successes.

Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay 
Turning his hand to animation, Slater stars as the lead character Deadshot in Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay.
Deadshot leads Amanda Waller’s band of misfit DC Super-Villains, the top secret Task Force X, also featuring Bronze Tiger, Killer Frost, Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn and Copperhead – on a mission to retrieve a mystical object so powerful that they’re willing to risk their own lives to steal it. But the Suicide Squad isn’t the only group of villains seeking to possess the object. The race is on for the golden prize … and, to stay alive, second place isn’t an option.

Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay out on DVD and Blu-ray™ now!

Award-winning "PERFECT" set for May release - Trailer


Director Jérémie Battaglia’s award-winning documentary PERFECT comes to VOD May 1 from Upstream Flix.

PERFECT, which follows the Canadian synchronized swimming team beyond the beauty, to the brawn it takes to qualify for Rio 2016, was awarded Best Documentary at the Winter Film Awards.

PERFECT has screened in over 110 cities worldwide to rave reviews.

Synchronized swimming is for girls. It’s for girls who can run a 400-metre sprint while holding their breath, and smiling. “Perfect” dives beyond the sequins and mascara to follow a team of elite athletes that do whatever it takes to make it to the Olympics. They’ll suffer concussions, black eyes, dislocated knees and sacrifice all on their quest for perfection.


Tuesday 17 April 2018

Hereford Films Unveils Key Art and Release Date for Supernatural Horror AURA


London – April 17, 2018

Hereford Films, the London-based production outfit best known for its stylish and crowd-pleasing urban thrillers (We Still Kill the Old Way;Vendetta) has unveiled striking key art for the first title under its brand new Hereford Horror banner: the US-set, Blumhouse-style supernatural shocker, AURA. The film is due for release in the UK and USA in August by 4Digital Media and Sony Home Entertainment respectively.


In AURA, Mitch Walker and his pregnant wife Denise look to start a new life in the home he has inherited from his late uncle; a decision resented by his mother, who is convinced that no good can come from a house that harbors such a dark history. 


In her childhood, Mitch's sister Karen suffered a horrifying trauma inside the house that changed her life forever, causing her to be institutionalized in a near-catatonic state. With the blame placed on her uncle, the family was never the same again. In a bid to heal the wounds of the past, Mitch brings Karen home, but soon discovers that her condition is the result of an evil force that has possessed her for most of her life. Working with local clairvoyant Ada, Mitch is thrust into battle with a terrifying demonic presence. Facing insurmountable odds, he must uncover the truth buried within the house and find the key – an old camera designed for Kirlian photography (the practice of capturing a subject's 'aura') – that may save his sister's life.


Written and directed by Steve LawsonAURA stars Shane Taylor (HBO's Band of Brothers), Rula Lenska (Coronation StreetInside No. 9), Denise Moreno (Demons & Doors) and stunning newcomer Janine Nerissa (The Krays: Dead Man Walking). Producers are Jonathan Sothcott (Eat Local) and Richard Watts-Joyce. Director of Photography is Richard John Taylor.


Bruce LaBruce's THE MISANDRISTS Busts Into Theaters This Summer



New York, NY - Cartilage Films is leading the revolution with the national theatrical rollout of Bruce LaBruce's The Misandrists.  Following a world premiere at Berlinale and screenings at Karlovy Vary, Sitges, Raindance London and Guadalajara, legendary provocateur LaBruce (Gerontophilia, Hustler White) comes to the States with The Misandrists.  Balancing sharp social commentary and salacious popcorn entertainment, LaBruce's latest feature is an experience that's a blast to watch and just as much fun to dissect afterwards.

The Misandrists will begin its national rollout May 25th with a weeklong run in New York City at the Village East Cinema.  The following week, the film will switch coasts for a week's showings in Los Angeles at the Nuart Theatre starting June 1st.  LaBruce will introduce screenings at both openings.  The Misandrists will continue to open throughout Pride Month in Washington DC, Austin, New Orleans, Seattle, Denver, Philadelphia, Cleveland and more.


New York City May 25 Release:
Village East Cinema
181-189 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003

Los Angeles June 1 Release:
Nuart Theatre
11272 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025


Synopsis
When an injured male leftist on the run discovers the remote stronghold of the Female Liberation Army -- a radical feminist terrorist group whose mission is to usher in a female world order -- one of the members takes pity on him and hides him in the basement. However, the man in the basement is just one of many secrets threatening to disrupt the FLA's mission from within. 

Every Day Trailer


Every Day is a 2018 American romantic fantasy drama film directed by Michael Sucsy and written by Jesse Andrews, based on the novel of the same name by David Levithan. The film stars Angourie Rice as 16-year-old Rhiannon, who falls in love with a traveling soul who wakes each morning in a different body; Justice Smith, Debby Ryan and Maria Bello also star.


In Darkness Trailer #1 (2018)



US Release Date: May 25, 2018
UK Release Date: Coming Soon
Starring: Natalie Dormer, Emily Ratajkowski, Ed Skrein
Directed By: Anthony Byrne
Synopsis: See Natalie Dormer, Emily Ratajkowski and Ed Skrein in this edge-of-your-seat thriller.

In Darkness stars Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games) who is mesmerising in this sophisticated and enthralling edge-of-your-seat thriller.

Blind pianist Sofia (Natalie Dormer) overhears a struggle in the apartment above hers that leads to the death of her neighbour, Veronique (Emily Ratajkowski, Gone Girl). It is the start of a journey that pushes Sofia out of her depth and into contact with Veronique’s father, Milos Radic (Jan Bijvoet, Peaky Blinders), a Serbian businessman and alleged war criminal accused of committing acts of genocide during the Bosnian war, who is now living in London under political asylum.  Blind to the truth, Sofia risks her life in search of answers, and is plunged into a shady underworld of corruption, violence and blackmail.

As secrets from her own past become intertwined with Radic’s inner circle of deceit, Sofia’s own agenda is revealed, as she hunts for revenge.

Written and directed by Anthony Byrne (Peaky Blinders, Ripper Street, Love/Hate) and written and starring Natalie Dormer, In Darkness features a stellar ensemble cast, including Ed Skrein (Game  of Thrones, Deadpool), Emily Ratajkowski (We Are Your Friends) and Joely Richardson (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) making it a suspenseful psychological thriller that will leave audiences gripped from beginning to end.

Hotel Artemis Trailer #1 (2018)


US Release Date: June 8, 2018
Starring: Sofia Boutella, Dave Bautista, Sterling K. Brown
Directed By: Drew Pearce
Synopsis: Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, Jodie Foster plays The Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals.

Hereditary Trailer (2018) | 'Charlie'


US Release Date: June 8, 2018
Starring: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff
Directed By: Ari Aster

Synopsis: When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited as it slowly destroys everything they know. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.

Monday 16 April 2018

Competition: Win Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story on DVD


Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story is out on DVD 23rd April, 2018. And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis
Hedy Lamarr was iconic. A Hollywood star known as ‘the most beautiful woman in the world’, she inspired both Snow White and Catwoman with her striking looks and distinctive persona.

As famous for her performances as she was infamous for her multiple marriages and affairs with the likes of Spencer Tracy and JFK, Hedy Lamarr (Ziegfeld Girl, Samson and Delilah) was enigmatic. There was substance behind the beauty, though; a side to her far more interesting than the spotlight of stardom. She was a maverick, an ingenious inventor whose pioneering work helped revolutionise modern communication. Her groundbreaking concept of frequency hopping is now used as the basis for secure Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth. We have far more than beautifully poised performances to thank her for.

Produced by Academy Award® winning Susan Sarandon, as well as Michael Kantor and Regina Scully, BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY finally gives Hedy the voice denied to her by Hollywood. In 2016, director Alexandra Dean and producer Adam Haggiag unearthed four never-before-heard audio tapes that detail her incredible life, lending the documentary an irresistible first person account; as well as being narrated by Hedy’s family, closest friends and admirers including Diane Kruger, Mel Brooks and Robert Osborne.

Experience Hedy Lemarr in her own words and discover the magnificent woman that is finally getting the credit she truly deserves as an icon and inventor, when BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY releases on home platforms.

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QUESTION:

Who Directs Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story?

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

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1. Closing date 30-04-18
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
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The Titan | In cinemas and on Digital HD Now!


As planet Earth’s future hangs in the balance of becoming uninhabitable, the human race faces a cataclysmic ultimatum: adapt or die. An all-star cast including Sam Worthington (Avatar, Terminator Salvation) and Taylor Schilling (TV’s Orange is the New Black) headline exhilarating sci-fi thriller THE TITAN, available in cinemas and on Digital HD from 13th April 2018, courtesy of Signature Entertainment.

When Earth’s resources start rapidly depleting, the human race is faced with the threat of swift and inevitable extinction. As the clock ticks down, and options become increasingly limited, space exploration emerges as mankind’s last hope. Hotshot Air Force pilot, Rick Janssen (Worthington), is chosen for a military experiment that will create a human being capable of surviving the harsh environments of Saturn’s moon, Titan. The experiment is successful, turning Rick into a super-human. But it also creates deadly side-effects which threaten the lives of Rick, his wife, Abigail (Schilling), his family, and possibly humanity itself.

From the producers of Insidious, Sense8 and Wind River, THE TITAN is a tension-laced sci-fi action thriller that explores how conflict and adaptation can impact the human race in irretrievable ways, when faced with the direst of situations. With memorable performances from Nathalie Emmanuel (TV’s Game of Thrones), Agyness Deyn (Sunset Song) and two-time Academy Award® nominee Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton, Snowden), THE TITAN is a unique insight into identity and what it means to be human.

With a great cast, state of the art special effects and a gripping battle for survival, THE TITAN truly is this year’s most unmissable sci-fi event.

Friday 13 April 2018

Rampage - Movie Review


Rampage is a 2018 American science fiction monster film directed by Brad Peyton, loosely based on the video game series of the same name by Midway Games. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Åkerman, Jake Lacy, Joe Manganiello, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. It follows a primatologist named Davis Okoye who must team up with George, an albino gorilla who turns into a raging creature of enormous size following a rogue experiment, in order to stop an invasion of monsters.

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Chris Stuckmann reviews Rampage, starring Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy, Joe Manganiello, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, P.J. Byrne, Marley Shelton, Breanne Hill, Jack Quaid. Directed by Brad Peyton.

American Animals - Trailer - In Cinemas September 7


American Animals is the extraordinary and thrilling true story of four friends who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history.

Centring on unpredictable wild child Warren (Evan Peters) and aspiring artist Spencer (Barry Keoghan), two friends from the middle-class suburbs of Lexington, Kentucky, the film follows the duo through college life at separate universities, as adult pressures begin to weigh heavily on their futures. Realising their lives may never be important; they organise the brazen theft of some valuable books from the special collections library of Spencer's college, including Audubon's Birds of America, valued at $10 million.

Enlisting two more friends, budding accountant Eric (Jared Abrahamson) and fitness fanatic Chas (Barry Jenner), the gang meticulously plots the theft and subsequent fence of the stolen volumes, taking cues from popular heist movies. But the thieves' plans go awry, placing their bright futures in limbo. Unfolding from multiple perspectives, writer-directed Bart Layton (The Imposter) elevates the heist movie to bold and thrilling new heights.

Every Day - "An A By Any Other Name" & "Book to Film" Features


We are delighted to share with you two insightful behind the scenes featurettes for the heartfelt story of acceptance, Every Day based on David Levithan's acclaimed New York Times bestseller. Starring Angourie Rice (The Nice Guys) alongside Debby Ryan (Jessie - Disney Channel), Justice Smith (Paper Towns) and Owen Teague (IT), this heartwarming story tells the tale of love and acceptance - in cinemas April 20th.

SYNOPSIS:
Based on David Levithan’s acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Every Day tells the story of Rhiannon, a 16-year old girl who falls in love with a mysterious soul named “A” who inhabits a different body every
day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and A work each day to find each other, not knowing what or who the next day will bring. The more the two fall in love, the more the realities of loving someone who is a different person every 24 hours takes a toll, leaving Rhiannon and A to face the hardest decision either has ever had to make.

Starring: Angourie Rice (These Final Hours) alongside Debby Ryan (Jessie - Disney Channel), Justice Smith (Paper Towns) and Owen Teague (IT)
Director: Michael Sucsy (The Vow)