Friday, 22 June 2018

Comedies that descend into total chaos...


Laugh till your belly can’t take any more with comedies that begin on the straight and narrow before descending towards madness. From road trips where one thing goes wrong after another, to the outrageous events during a night out! To celebrate the release of the completely chaotic, Game Night on Digital Download on June 25 and on Blu-ray and DVD on July 2, we’re taking a look at some of the silver screen’s craziest comedies…

WE’RE THE MILLERS
When small-time pot dealer David is robbed, he finds himself forming a fake family as a ploy to carry out his boss’s requests of importing a huge shipment of weed across the Mexico-US border… in a campervan.  Alongside Rose, his broke-stripper neighbour and two local teenagers, they pose as the perfect family to try and pull of the ultimate drug smuggle. But they soon find themselves in deep as the lies stack up and things get out of control.

THE HANGOVER
When three friends wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas with no memory of the previous nights and the bachelor is missing, they must make their way around sin city in order to find their friend before his big day… The crazy search takes them on a wild goose chase that only sees things go from bad to worse when they wake up to discover they’ve stolen Mike Tyson’s tiger, one of them has lost a tooth and they find themselves looking after a baby.

VACATION
Nothing goes right when a family heads off on a road trip to ‘Walley World’, led by the father, Rusty Griswold with the aim of spicing things up with his wife and reconnecting with his sons. The reboot of National Lampoon’s Vacation sees the catastrophe’s unravel as they smash into a cow, accidentally bathe in excrement and set their GPS to scream at them in Korean. It is the literal, road-trip from hell but at least it brings the family back together?

BRIDESMAIDS
Kristen Wiig plays Annie, the maid of honour who’s life unravels in a dramatic manor as she tries to out-friend one of the other bridesmaids of her best friend. This outrageous comedy sees Annie’s attempts to be the ultimate best friend and ‘best woman’. From in-flight disasters, to wedding dress nightmares, everything gets a bit out of hand on the road to the wedding day.

IDENTITY THIEF
Even better than a coupon queen, Diana lives a life of luxury under the stolen identity of Sandy Patterson, an unsuspecting guy from Denver. When Sandy discovers his identity has been stolen, he has just one week to track the thief down.  Taking matters into his own hands before his world implodes sees Sandy travelling across the country to confront the con artist. However, things aren’t that simple when he discovers Diana has been committing crimes in his name and things go from bad to worse while trying to clear his name.

GAME NIGHT
From cheese and wine to solving a real life kidnapping case, in Game Night, what starts as a group of friends weekly evening of fun quickly turns into more than just playing a murder mystery game… Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams) find themselves sucked into a game night that is taken to the next level as Max’s brother is kidnapped and the teams have to come together to save him. The gamers must be prepared for the ultimate evening as twists and turns take them towards the unexpected.

Game Night is out on Digital Download on June 25 and Blu-ray and DVD July 2 


Thursday, 21 June 2018

TIFFANY HADDISH DOESN'T HOLD BACK IN NEW CLIP FROM UNCLE DREW

See Tiffany Haddish pull no punches in this hilarious new clip from UNCLE DREW, also starring Shaquille O'Neal and Nick Kroll!


Watch here: https://youtu.be/GVZuooJnNmg


SYNOPSIS:
After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival (Nick Kroll). Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend UNCLE DREW (NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving) and convinces him to return to the court one more time. The two men embark on a road trip to round up Drew's old basketball squad (Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, and Lisa Leslie) and prove that a group of seniors can still win the big one.


UNCLE DREW is in cinemas July 6.


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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LionsgateUK/ 
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UK’s Ghostbusters documentary filmmakers take control and announce a ‘sequel’ documentary dedicated to Ghostbusters II.

Anthony Bueno and Claire Bueno, producers of much anticipated CLEANIN' UP THE TOWN: Remembering Ghostbusters, are excited to announce that they are close to completing a companion dedicated to Ghostbusters II under the title TOO HOT TO HANDLE: Remembering Ghostbusters II.


The original intention of the filmmakers was to dedicate a documentary to both Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II collectively. However, as they delved deeper into the post-production process and assembled the interviews along with a wealth of archive material, it became evident that each film warranted a documentary in its own right.


 The decision has been made that CLEANIN' UP THE TOWN: Remembering Ghostbusters will be solely on Ghostbusters, and TOO HOT TO HANDLE: Remembering Ghostbusters II will be solely on the 1989 sequel.  Both will be feature length documentaries.


"This is a very exciting time for us", says director Anthony Bueno, "After puzzling over how we were going to approach splitting the two films in the edit of CLEANIN' UP THE TOWN, especially when we knew how long the part on Ghostbusters needed to be, splitting them became an easy choice. Then we just thought we'd call it CLEANIN' UP THE TOWN: PART 2, but that didn't seem right, or accurately say what the documentary would be about. So after going through ideas and only knowing we didn't want "Slime" in the title, as soon as we said TOO HOT TO HANDLE: Remembering Ghostbusters II, it felt right!"


Work has already commenced on Too Hot To Handle: Remembering Ghostbusters II and is in the early stages of the edit. The many interviews with cast and crew include Dan Ackroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Ivan Reitman, Ernie Hudson, as well as Industry Light and Magic's  Dennis Muren and Ned Gorman.


Following a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign to help fund the completion of the project, CLEANIN' UP THE TOWN: Remembering Ghostbusters is near to reaching picture lock. The edit and motion graphics are complete, leaving only the sound design, score and audio to be mastered.


The producers also want to take this opportunity to confirm that everyone who donated to the Kickstarter and the PayPal crowdfunder will have their names credited on both films.


Producer Claire Bueno stated: "We are very much aware that there is just as much love for the sequel as for the original film, and we are in no doubt that a vast amount of people contributed because they wish to see respect paid to Ghostbusters II. Having informed people we would be covering both films, it is crucial we honour this by ensuring people are credited accordingly on both docs."


The producers are currently in talks regarding the distribution of CLEANIN' UP THE TOWN: Remembering Ghostbusters and hope to make an announcement very soon in preparations for the 35th anniversary celebrations of the original Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II's 30th anniversary in 2019.

Official Website: http://www.buenoproductions.com/

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First Stills from Holiday Horror "Elves"


When a group of friends discover ancient elves locked in a cursed chest, they unknowingly unleash their wrath on the world in Elves, out this October from Uncork’d Entertainment.

From producer Justin Price, director of The 13th Friday and Forsaken, and director Jamaal Buden comes a wicked new end-of-year treat that reminds us that size doesn’t matter.

Produced by Justin Price and Khu.

Clover is celebrating the arrest of the Holiday Reaper, a ruthless killer that wreaked havoc on a small town in Texas.  After celebrating his demise, a group of friends uncover an ancient elf inside a magical toy box.  After a freak accident killing one of her friends, Clover discovers that a group of elves have been scattered thoughout town, each representing the seven deadly sins.  It's a race against time to survive the elve's wrath before Christmas ends.

Deanna Grace Congo, Stephanie Marie Baggett, Lisa May and Amy Jo Guthrie star in Elves, coming soon.







Inferno : Skyscraper Escape - Poster and Trailer


Jamie Bamber and Claire Forlani attempt out of a towering inferno in the action-packed Inferno : Skyscraper Escape, premiering on VOD July 3 from High Octane Pictures.

In the film, directed by Eric Summer (Leap!), disaster strikes a downtown skyscraper when a gas leak causes a ferocious explosion setting ablaze the towering mass of metal and glass. On the 20th floor Brianna (Claire Forlani, Meet Joe Black, “Hawaii Five-O”) and Tom (Jamie Bamber, “Battlestar Galactica”, “Law & Order UK”) a couple in the middle of a divorce settlement are forced to work together to help save their two children, Anne and Ben, who are both trapped in the building’s elevator hovering 20 stories above ground. Together Brianna and Tom must fight to stay alive while teaming up to save their children and escape the towering inferno.

Riley Jackson (“Grace & Frankie”), Isaac Rouse (Monster Family), and Nigel Barber (Mission : Impossible – Rogue Nation) co-star in the action surprise of the summer!

Featuring state-of-the-art visual effects, first-rate performances and twenty ‘stories’ of sheer adventure, hatch an Inferno : Skyscraper Escape this July!


Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Interview with writer-director Royce Gorsuch


The idea for the new sci-fi movie Mad Genius (out July 3) came from writer-director Royce Gorsuch’s fascination with the human brain.


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

The idea for Mad Genius was inspired from a series of articles and books I had been reading around 2012, concerning the real-life efforts of scientists to digitally map the human brain…
I’ve always had a fixation with the power of technology and it’s implications on the human condition. The main trait separating humankind from the animal kingdom is our ability to create tools. And in a very short time span, since the dawn of the computer, our tools have become exponentially powerful, and soon, self-enhancing, and self-evolving.

As I read the articles, I immediately started thinking, “What if you could rewrite the human brain like computer code, and fix all of the human problems happening around the world…” Then, being a storyteller, I thought… “What if that power was in the hands of a mad man?”

My goal with the film was to make an entertaining commentary on “playing god,” and the moral dilemmas of being a creator of any kind.

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

Certainly. I had a cadre of films in the back of my mind during the entire process of creating Mad Genius. Most notably of course, Fight Club, The Matrix, and psychological thrillers of all kinds, but the one that might surprise you most is reverence to the fantastic banter and buddy story of Swingers.
I’d say the biggest influence on Mad Genius was the ground-breaking cyberpunk novel by William Gibson, Neuromancer.

(NOTE: Ironically, Mr. Robot came out during our pre-production, solidifying my thesis that this type of story was missing from the marketplace. And I’m a fan.)


In terms of directing choices, anyone you emulated here?

Emulation is a funny subject, because, as I think about it, I’d say, “Yes, I want to be like this filmmaker or that one,” but at the end of the day, the film is an amalgamation of  all films I’ve seen through the Mad Genius team’s lens.


Do you write with certain actors in mind?

Instead of casting a particular person in my mind’s eye during the scripting of Mad Genius, I rather saw original “personas.” I always imagined Mad Genius as a sort of cult graphic novel, coming to life from the bottom of the shelf. The characters were more caricatures or archetypes than based on anything real I’ve seen. Each character represents a different aspect of the human psyche in a grungy cyberpunk uniform.


Anyone you wanted to get for the movie that didn’t

No. The cast I had the chance to work with was incredible.


Where did you discover Chris Mason?

Chris Mason came from our fantastic casting director Tineka Becker, who sat me down before a live audition series, and showed me a self-tape from this British guy who had these “burning eyes.” He immediately struck me. He had that “movie star presence”  and that internal intensity that you can’t quite define, but you know it when you see it. He’s actually a quite a bit more handsome than I initially envisioned for the character, but it was his internal presence that locked the choice for me. I could see it through the self-tape. Chris had already accomplished quite a bit in his career, but I knew he would be a star.  Not only that, but Chris is also a disciplined actor, who is literally word perfect on the script when he shows up to set. Now, he’s a lead in two different major television series. I think it’s just the beginning for him.


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

Hah! Great question. I do in a way, because that means a certain amount of people were inspired to buy or rent the film, which in turn means, we got a nice amount of people to see it. Ultimately, that is any artist’s desire. To have their work seen and experienced. And it is the industry’s need to be profitable, so if I can achieve that, it grants me another selling point on my next project.


Has the movie opened doors for you?

Mad Genius has opened many new doors for me, as well as rekindled or “proved my pudding” to old contacts. Thanks to my fantastic manager Matthew Shichtman at The Gotham Group, I have a half-inch thick stack of business cards from major Hollywood producers who wanted to meet after he showed them the director’s cut. Now it’s up to me to deliver a new script that they can’t say no to.

PRE -ORDER “MAD GENIUS” ON ITUNES
https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/mad-genius/id1391596836

For more Mad Genius movie details and upcoming informational essays by the filmmakers check out:
www.madgeniusmovie.com


NEWS: Bonejangles 2 : Bride of Bonejangles


Mr. Bonejangles is back and he's badder than ever!

Bonejangles 2 : Bride of Bonejangles, the sequel to the hit horror-comedy, Bonejangles (2017), needs your support! An Indiegogo campaign has launched to see that Mr. Bonejangles gets to hack and slash another day!

"We've upped the anty, and we plan on bringing Mr. Bonejangles back in a big way: more over-the-top kills, killer old-school practical-effects, and more of the same humor you've come to love!", says director Brett DeJager, who is turning to the fans to help fund the in-demand sequel.

Joining Bonejangles 2 are a superlative cast of familiar film faces including Kelly Misek Jr, Jamie Scott Gordon, Julie Cavanaugh, Chris Weigandt, Ben Gersh, Lawrence Wayne Curry, Jordan Phipps and David E.McMahon. More major names are to be revealed over the next few weeks.

Brett DeJager again serves as director, with creator Keith Melcher on screenplay duties.

Picking up after the events of Bonejangles, supernatural serial killer, Edgar Friendly Junior a.k.a. Mr. Bonejangles, is inadvertently resurrected by a mysterious and sinister cult of followers of the succubus witch, Rowena. Mr. Bonejangles wastes no time picking up where he left off and sets his sights on hapless police officer Doug Partridge, the one who got away from him. But Rowena's followers have plans of their own on Bonejangles.... plans that may spell doom for the very world itself.   

At the same time, Doug attempts to move on with his life alongside his one and only love, Sally. But fate has other plans for our heroes. Sally's older sister, Susan, a.k.a. Susie Homemaker, holds an ever lasting sisterly grudge against Sally that leads to her kidnapping Doug in an insane quest for revenge. 

Our heroes soon find themselves trapped between two unkillable maniacs out for blood and things get even worse when these two fiends come face to face in Bonejangles 2 : Bride of Bonejangles.

Contribute to the Indiegogo campaign to score fantastic incentive freebies like a triple pack of DVDs, a collector's edition Bonejangles 2 Blu-ray, a limited-edition poster, collector's edition VHS, and – drumroll! – the original Bonejangles costume!

Support BONEJANGLES 2 here : https://igg.me/at/bonejangles2







The Negotiator (2018) - Poster and Trailer


In cinemas and on Digital HD 10th August, 2018

The collateral damage of civil war is all-encompassing and unforgiving; a brutal setting for tense negotiations, especially when the results could have monumental consequences. Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Baby Driver) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, Hostiles) star as CIA agents in the nail-biting intelligent thriller THE NEGOTIATOR, available in cinemas and on digital HD from 10th August, courtesy of Signature Entertainment.

In 1972, former US diplomat, Mason Skiles (Jon Hamm), was caught up in a terrorist attack that changed his life forever. 10 years later, whilst working as a mediator in Boston, Skiles receives an unwanted invitation to visit Beirut, a territory plagued by war and violence. Quickly dragged back into the system he hastily left, Mason is assigned a mission by CIA Agent Donald Gaines (Dean Norris; Breaking Bad) of negotiating a swap with a terrorist group: a kidnapped American CIA agent for a terrorist leader. Obligated to cooperate, Skiles is assigned a cultural attaché (Rosamund Pike) to help navigate the city. Unravelling clues and uncovering political agendas along the way, the duo discover that relationships between America, Palestine and Israel may be more convoluted, and even more corrupt, than first thought...

From the writer of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and The Bourne Identity, THE NEGOTIATOR is a suspenseful drama that questions government loyalties, how far one person is willing to push themselves in the pursuit of justice and where the moral line in the sand is drawn when faced with the severest of situations. Clandestine operations and a web of intrigue intertwine as Jon Hamm delivers his “best work yet” (Deadline).

With a stellar cast, a two-time Academy Award® nominated writer and a plot that will put you on the edge of your seat, THE NEGOTIATOR is sure to be an “Instant Classic” (Empire).


Monday, 18 June 2018

COMPETITION: Win The Lodgers on DVD


The Lodgers is out on DVD on 25th June 2018. And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis
THE LODGERS is a classic ghost story about orphaned twins who live on a crumbling estate in 1920s rural Ireland.

Though Isolated, Rachel (VEGA) and Edward (MILNER) are not alone, for they share the house with sinister unseen entities that forbid them from leaving.

When the arrival of a troubled war veteran (SIMON) sparks a sexual awakening in Rachel, she realises that she will have to fight alone to escape the family curse that has long haunted them.

Starring Charlotte Vega, Bill Milner, David Bradley


For your chance to win just answer the question below.

Who Directs "The Lodgers"?

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

Terms and conditions 1. Closing date 02-07-18
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.

COMPETITION: Win It Came From the Desert on DVD


It Came From the Desert is out on DVD on 25th June 2018. And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away.


Synopsis
An action-packed monster movie inspired by the cult classic 1980s video game.
When a group of teenage motocross contenders head to the New Mexico desert, they soon discover something strange coming from an underground military laboratory: mutated ants!

It’s up to the survivors to uncover the secrets behind a crashed meteorite from the 1950s, fight off their giant attackers, and save the world from alien invasion.

Starring Vanessa Grasse, Mark Arnold, Harry Lister Smith

Buy from Amazon by clicking here (Opens in a new window)

For your chance to win just answer the question below.

Who Directs "It Came From The Desert"?

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


Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 02-07-18
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.

Minutes to Midnight - Poster and Trailer

Screen sensation William Baldwin and Uncork'd Entertainment count down the Minutes to Midnight this July. 


In the tradition of The Strangers, and featuring the hottest ensemble of the year,  Minutes to Midnight on VOD July 3.


What happens when a night of fun turns into a night of horror?  Seven friends and a mysterious backpacker converge at a desolate ski lodge in the mountains and as the clock begins the countdown to the New Year, they discover that the end of the old year may be the end of all their years as they are systematically hunted down by ruthless masked men with a deadly agenda.


Film is scripted by Victoria Dadi and Christopher M. Don.


Award-winning actor William Baldwin (Backdraft, Flatliners, Sliver), Richard Grieco ("21 Jump Street"), Bill Moseley (The Devil's Rejects), John Hennigan (Never Leave Alive), Dominique Swain (Astro), Viva Bianca ("Spartacus : War of the Damned"), Jared Cohn (Pernicious) and Christopher Judge ("Stargate SG-1") star in a Christopher Ray (Circus Kane) film.


Minutes to Midnight is on VOD July 3 and DVD September 4.


Trailer:
https://youtu.be/tCcqAzNP7UM

Friday, 15 June 2018

INCREDIBLES 2 "Violet is Awkward" Trailer (2018) Disney Pixar Movie HD


Incredibles 2 resumes where The Incredibles ends, with the introduction of the villain The Underminer (John Ratzenberger).[6] The Parr family struggles to maintain normal lives while Helen (Holly Hunter), as Elastigirl, continues to fight crime and campaign for the return of "supers"; while Bob (Craig T. Nelson), also known as Mr. Incredible, stays at home caring for their children Violet (Sarah Vowell), Dash (Huck Milner) and Jack-Jack, discovering the baby's secret powers in the process. Also, the Parrs and their ally Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson) find they must battle a new villain, who goes by the name of Screenslaver.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - In Theaters June 22 ("A Look Inside" Featurette) (HD)

In Theaters June 22, 2018

It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Stars Pratt and Howard return alongside executive producers Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. They are joined by co-stars James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall and Isabella Sermon, while BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles.

Directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), the epic action-adventure is written by Jurassic World’s director, Trevorrow, and its co-writer, Derek Connolly. Producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley once again partner with Spielberg and Trevorrow in leading the filmmakers for this stunning installment. Belén Atienza joins the team as a producer.

The Nun - Terrifying Teaser Trailer


Synopsis
When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate.  Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret.  Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in “The Conjuring 2,” as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.

“The Nun” stars Oscar nominated Demian Bichir (“A Better Life”) as Father Burke, Taissa Farmiga (TV’s “American Horror Story”) as Sister Irene, and Jonas Bloquet (“Elle”) as local villager Frenchie.
The cast also includes Charlotte Hope (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) as the abbey’s Sister Victoria, Ingrid Bisu (“Toni Erdmann”) as Sister Oana, and Bonnie Aarons, reprising her “Conjuring 2” role as the title character.

Hardy directs “The Nun” from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman (“It”), story by James Wan & Gary Dauberman.  Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear and Todd Williams are the executive producers.

WONDER WOMAN 1984 - Start of Production Story & First-Look Artwork


BURBANK, CA, June 13, 2018 – Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing an all-new foe: The Cheetah.  Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ follow up to the Super Hero’s first outing, last summer’s record-breaking “Wonder Woman,” which took in $822 million at the worldwide box office.  “Wonder Woman 1984” will also be helmed by acclaimed director Patty Jenkins, and star Gal Gadot in the title role.

As previously announced, the film also stars Kristen Wiig in the role of the Super-Villain The Cheetah, as well as Pedro Pascal.  And Chris Pine returns as Steve Trevor.

Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Patty Jenkins, Stephen Jones and Gal Gadot are producing the film.  Rebecca Roven Oakley, Richard Suckle, Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada are the executive producers.

Joining her behind the scenes are several members of Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” team, including director of photography Matthew Jensen, Oscar-nominated production designer Aline Bonetto (“Amélie”), and Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (“Topsy-Turvy”).  Oscar-nominated editor Richard Pearson (“United 93”) will cut the film.

Production will take place in Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Virginia, and in the UK, Spain and the Canary Islands.

Set to open in theaters November 1, 2019, “Wonder Woman 1984” is based on the character created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.  It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.



Random Media Signs DEAD ENVY for US Release, Debuts New Trailer


Los Angeles, CA - Random Media has acquired all domestic rights to Harley Di Nardo's Dead Envy, a thriller following an aging rocker who finds himself in over his head when he thinks he meets the perfect protege.  The feature length debut of writer-director Di Nardo and co-writer Stacy Hullah, Dead Envy had its world premiere at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, where the filmmakers took home the prize for Best Thriller.

Random Media plans a limited release in select markets this fall, followed by a VOD release.

Aging Rock artist David Tangier's sense of identity is all but destroyed as he works cutting hair to provide a comfortable life for himself and his wife. His sound and age bind him to the Rock of the 2000's, where his band Katatonic Spin once ruled the scene. David cannot tolerate that his entire existence has fallen prey to the persona of "the has been."

By taking one last long shot at maintaining his integrity, David sets out to organize the follow-up album that he never had the chance to make. When Javy Bates, a mysterious young musical talent shows up for a job at David's salon, this Rocker thinks he has found a solution to his alienation. Initially guarded, Javy soon opens up... as he has an agenda of his own.


Incredibles 2 voted “The most anticipated film of the year” at May's 2018 MCM Comic Con

13th June 2018: London, UK - Following their May Bank Holiday convention, MCM Comic Con have revealed that out of the upcoming films in 2018, fans were most excited in seeing the animated superhero film, Incredibles 2. The survey commissioned by the pop-culture marketing agency Experience12, saw that the much loved Parr family's return to the big screen managed to beat Marvel's upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp, starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly as well as Tom Hardy's anti-hero Venom. The survey also highlighted a number of fascinating insights into the preferences of Comic Con fans, who's age range was predominately 18-34 (69%) including their choice of viewing devices and streaming platforms. 


In the tradition Marvel Vs DC debate, 2017 saw a slight bump in popularity for DC with the huge success of Wonder Woman in the Box Office. Despite this brief glimmer however, the consecutive successes of Thor: Ragnarok in 2017 and the Box Office juggernauts of Black Panther and the Avengers: Infinity War this year, Marvel now dominate DC in the eyes of the fans, with only 25% picking DC over Marvel.


When it came to Television, fans were most excited about seeing Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, which will be hitting Amazon Prime in August. The series, starring A Quiet Places's star and director, John Krasinski was voted 'Most Anticipated TV Series' with 15% of the vote, narrowly beating Marvel's Cloak and Dagger(13%) and Castle Rock (5%).


When it came to entertainment viewing preferences, there were clear winners. Overall, Subscription Streaming Platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime took 53% of the audience, compared to TV On Demand on 27% and Live TV, which has slumped to 14%. When comparing the Streaming Platforms themselves, it's unsurprising to see that Netflix took their lion's share of the audience, taking 73%, compared to Amazon's 13% and Now TV's 4%.




The survey was taken through Pop-culture marketing agency Experience12, who also were responsible for several exhibitions on the day including Warner Bros. and Amazon Prime Video. Chris Whittle, Experience12 founder and Managing Director said: "As a pop culture agency we are always looking for new ways to understand our audience so asking the true fans at London's MCM Comic Con is a no brainer. Some of the findings simply reaffirm what we already knew,, but having undertaken research at Comic Con for two years now, we're starting to see some really interesting and unexpected trends developing which we'll be sharing soon."


Fans who attended May's Comic Con were treated to a number of fan favourites and cult hero's including Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War's Letitia Wright, DeadpooI's Brianna Hildebrand and Stefan Kapičić (Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus) as well asLucifer's Tom Ellis Lucifer andRosario Dawson from Marvel's Daredevil andThe Defenders.


MCM Comic Con will be returning to London in October!


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LondonComicCon/ 

Twitter: @MCMComicCon #MCMComicCon

Instagram: @MCMComicCon 



Monday, 11 June 2018

Competition: Win Romper Stomper on DVD


Romper Stomper is out on DVD on 18th June 2018. And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis
A quarter of a century ago, a film about skinhead racists running amok in Australia exploded around the world in an orgy of violence, shocking audiences with its realistic take on neo-Nazi culture and making a star of its young lead, Russell Crowe. Now, with nationalism and racism on the rise around the globe, Romper Stomper is set to return for its sequel, this time as a powerful and daring TV series, with a distinctly modern take.

Generating both critical acclaim and controversy across the globe, Romper Stomper arrives as a compelling six-part series airing from today on BBC Three. Following its run, it will make its DVD bow on 18 June 2018 courtesy of Acorn Media International.

Original writer and director Geoffrey Wright has created a new world in and around Melbourne, one inhabited by right-wing extremists, anti-fascist revolutionaries radicals and a group of Muslims caught between them. He has also revived some of the characters from the 1992 feature, played by original cast Dan Wyllie (Love My Way), John Brumpton (The Loved Ones) and Jacqueline McKenzie (The Water Diviner). They are joined by Lachy Hulme (Beaconsfield), Sophie Lowe (The Slap), David Wenham (Top of the Lake), Nicole Chamoun (Last Dance), and rising star Toby Wallace (Boys In The Trees).

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For your chance to win just answer the question below.

In what country is Romper Stomper set?

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1. Closing date 25-06-18
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.

Competition: Win Xtro: Limited Edition on Blu-Ray


Xtro: Limited Edition is out on Blu-ray on 2nd July 2018. And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 2 copies on Blu-ray to give away.

Synopsis
Part E.T., part Alien, British horror classic Xtro is one of the strangest, most shocking exploitation flicks to land on earth during the video nasty heyday. A film that narrowly avoided inclusion and prosecution on the original nasties list, threw in buckets of blood and gore and some of the most outlandish plot twists of the VHS era to create a truly memorable horror classic. Now it makes its arrival for the first time on Blu-ray courtesy of Second Sight Films as Xtro: Limited Edition Box Set.

Loved by horror fans, reviled by highbrow critics on its original release and one of the most notorious homegrown films of its time, Xtro lands on 18 June 2018 in a newly restored version complete with a raft of new extras, including an hour-long documentary charting the film’s history and its impact, alongside its original alternate ending too, full info attached.

Father Sam Phillips is playing with his family in the back garden of his idyllic English home when a bright light appears and seemingly abducts him. Three years later, the light returns and dumps a half human half alien creature. After slaughtering a couple who inadvertently stumble on it in a country road, the creature impregnates a woman who gives birth – in one of cinemas most outrageous scenes – to a fully formed Sam. He heads to London, seeking out his family and developing a strange bond with his son. And then things start to get really weird…

Can you stomach Xtro?

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Who directs Xtro?

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1. Closing date 09-07-18
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.

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Every Marvel Cinematic Universe Movie Ranked from Worst to Best


Over the past 10 years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become the most successful movie franchise of all time, earning over $15 billion at the global box office. But where do they all rank? Now that Marvel is well into Phase 3 of it’s Cinematic Universe we take a look at where they sit, from worst to best.

Saturday, 9 June 2018

FIRST MAN Official Trailer (2018) Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy Movie HD


First Man is an upcoming American biographical drama adventure space film directed by Damien Chazelle, with Steven Spielberg serving as executive producer, and the screenplay written by Josh Singer, based on the book First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen. The film stars Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, alongside Claire Foy, Corey Stoll, Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke, Shea Whigham, and Christopher Abbott, and depicts the years leading up to the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. The film is set to be released in the United States on October 12, 2018.

"The riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history."

The Predator (2018) Trailer 2


From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black's explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe's most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.

In Theaters September 14, 2018

Directed by: Shane Black

Written by: Fred Dekker & Shane Black

Cast: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey, Yvonne Strahovski


Friday, 8 June 2018

Halloween 2018: TRAILER with Jamie Lee Curtis


In cinemas October 19

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Master of horror John Carpenter will executive produce and serve as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with cinema’s current leading producer of horror, Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity).  Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film, and Green also directs.

Halloween will also be produced by Malek Akkad, whose Trancas International Films has produced the Halloween series since its inception, and Bill Block (Elysium, District 9). In addition to Carpenter and Curtis, Green and McBride will executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner.

Halloween will be distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Jurassic World 2 "Holy Sh*t" New TV Spot Trailer (2018) Chris Pratt Dinosaur Movie HD


Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is an upcoming American science fiction adventure film directed by J. A. Bayona. The film is a sequel to Jurassic World (2015) and is the fifth installment of the Jurassic Park film series, as well as the second installment of a planned Jurassic World trilogy. The film features Derek Connolly and Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow both returning as writers, with Trevorrow and original Jurassic Park director Steven Spielberg acting as executive producers. The film is set on the fictional island of Isla Nublar, located off Central America's Pacific Coast. Filming took place from February to July 2017 in the United Kingdom and Hawaii.

Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B. D. Wong, and Jeff Goldblum will reprise their roles from previous films in the series, with Ted Levine, Rafe Spall, Toby Jones, Justice Smith, James Cromwell, and Geraldine Chaplin joining the cast.

Universal Pictures has scheduled the film to be released in the United States on June 22, 2018.

Synopsis:
After the demise of the Jurassic World theme park on Isla Nublar off Central America's pacific coast, the dinosaurs roam freely on the island for four years until an impending volcanic eruption threatens to destroy the island and the dinosaurs. Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), the former park manager, has now founded the Dinosaur Protection Group, an organization dedicated to saving the dinosaurs.

Claire teams up with Benjamin Lockwood (James Cromwell), the former partner of John Hammond, to launch a dinosaur rescue mission and bring the creatures to safety in a sanctuary that Lockwood has created in America. Claire also convinces her boyfriend Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), a former dinosaur trainer who worked at the park, to join her mission so he can locate Blue, the last remaining of the four Velociraptor that he trained. After Isla Nublar is destroyed by the volcano, the dinosaurs are brought to Lockwood's large estate, in America. At the estate, Owen and Claire realize that the dinosaurs are being auctioned rather than saved. An extremely dangerous hybrid dinosaur known as the Indoraptor escapes and terrorizes people at the estate.


Hereditary - Movie Review


When Ellen 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.

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Chris Stuckmann reviews Hereditary, starring Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Ann Dowd. Directed by Ari Aster.

Bad Samaritan | UK Trailer (2018) | David Tennant | Thriller


Doctor Who's David Tennant goes up against Misfits star Robert Sheehan in sensationally nasty form, in white-knuckle home invasion thriller BAD SAMARITAN, from the creator of Independence Day.

Struggling photographer Sean Falco (Sheehan), who funds his lifestyle with a sideline in burglary, thinks he has hit the jackpot when he breaks into the luxurious house of the wealthy Cale Erendreich (Tennant).  Things go wrong when Sean discovers a woman chained up in the house. Unable to free her before Cale returns, Sean reluctantly goes to the police to explain what he's seen. By the time they investigate, Cale has covered his tracks, and the police tell Sean to stop harassing him. Sean soon realises Cale will stop at nothing to shut him up - permanently.

BAD SAMARTIAN hits UK Cinemas on August 24.

Escape Plan 2 | UK Trailer | 2018 | Sylvester Stallone | Dave Bautista


Strap yourself in for the second instalment of the explosive and electrifying action franchise, as the on-screen forces of Sylvester Stallone (Creed, The Expendables) and Dave Bautista (Blade Runner 2049, Guardians of the Galaxy) combine in Escape Plan 2, available in cinemas and on Digital HD from 20th July.

Years after Ray Breslin fought his way out of the escape-proof prison, he's organised a new top-notch, for-hire security force that includes some of the best in the business. But when one of Breslin's team goes missing  Breslin goes back into the secret lock-up to save his friend. To attempt this near impossible mission, he enlists his old friend Trent Derosa (Dave Bautista) and the returning surveillance expert Hush (Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson), to help him return from the gauntlet with both his friend and his life.

Escape Plan 2 promises audiences one hell of a white knuckle ride into the dystopian land of the dead.

INCREDIBLES 2 | New Clip - Elasticycle | Official Disney Pixar UK


Elastigirl has a new set of wheels! Watch a sneak peek of a scene from Disney Pixar's Incredibles 2.... In UK cinemas 13th July 2018!

In “Incredibles 2,” Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose superpowers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible. 

Written and directed by Brad Bird (“Iron Giant,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille”) and produced by John Walker (“The Incredibles,” “Tomorrowland”) and Nicole Grindle (“Sanjay’s Super Team” short, “Toy Story 3” associate producer), Disney•Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” busts into cinemas on July 13, 2018. 

A.I TALES - starring Pom Klementieff ("Guardians of the Galaxy", "Avengers") and Eric Roberts - premiering in theaters and VOD.


"A.I. Tales", a collection of short sci-fi stories distributed by Hewes Pictures, will premiere in Somerville Theater, Boston, June 8th-14th and on Amazon. The collection of stories feature world-renowned talent such as Pom Klementieff ("Guardians of the Galaxy", "Avengers"), Eric Roberts ("The Dark Knight"), Neil Jackson ("Westworld") among many others.

The film is made up of futuristic, high concept stories about artificial intelligence. Whether it's love found in time of over-population or exploration of the unknown and space-travel, "A.I. Tales" has a bit of something for every fan of the genre. Altogether, these stories provide a one-of-a-kind experience and a unique view of the near future.

Titles include: SEED by Nelson Lee, IN/FINITE by Kristen Hilkert, PHOENIX 9 by Amir Reichart, REDUX by Vitaly Verlov and JULIET by Marc-Henri Boulier.

LOVE AND LOSS, featuring Burt Young and Olympia Dukakis, gets theatrical and VOD release this June


"Love and Loss", a collection of the five, highest-rated on Amazon short stories from Hewes Pictures, will open theatrically in Somerville, MA, June 8-14th. Featuring Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis, and Academy Award nominee Burt Young, these shorts are also currently available on Amazon.

All stories in the anthology deal with love and friendships. Whether it's the fear of two lovers aging in "Calumet" (which stars Austin Pendleton), or friends comforting each other in time of loss in the highest-reviewed "Sorry For Your Loss", these stories are relatable and human.

Titles include: SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS by Bernard Hunt, IRENE AND MARIE by Alex Thompson, DANNI by Peter Jensen, UNLEASHED LOVE by Steven Ritt and CALUMET by Alex Thompson.


Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Upgrade - Movie Review


A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers Trace a cure -- an artificial intelligence implant called STEM that will enhance his body. Now able to walk, Grey finds that he also has superhuman strength and agility -- skills he uses to seek revenge against the thugs who destroyed his life.


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Chris Stuckmann reviews Upgrade, starring Logan Marshall-Green, Richard Anastasios, Rosco Campbell, Betty Gabriel, Benedict Hardie. Directed by Leigh Whannell.

Adrift - Movie Review


Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp couldn't anticipate that they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. In the aftermath of the storm, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. With no hope of rescue, Tami must now find the strength and determination to save herself and the only man she has ever loved.

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Chris Stuckmann reviews Adrift, starring Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

First trailer for The LEGO Movie 2


It’s time to go where no brick has gone before in the first awesome trailer for The LEGO® Movie 2 .

“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. 


The Lighthouse - New Poster and Trailer


BAFTA-award winning supernatural thriller THE LIGHTHOUSE, starring Michael Jibson (Hunter Killer, Beauty and the Beast) and Mark Lewis Jones (Star Wars : The Last Jedi, “Game of Thrones”), hits theaters and VOD this July.

“A dark and disquieting journey into the heart of madness” (Starburst), the film, inspired by a terrifying true story, tells of two men trapped in an isolated lighthouse, surrounded by the deadly Irish sea, with both their minds ultimately pushed to the limits.

Directed by Chris Crow, and nominated for five BAFTA awards including Best Director and Best Actor, winning Best Visual Effects, THE LIGHTHOUSE opens in select theaters July 6 and VOD July 10.


Swimming With Men - UK Trailer Launched


SWIMMING WITH MEN will open in cinemas nationwide on 6 July 2018

Faced with a full-blown mid-life crisis, accountant Eric (Rob Brydon) joins an all-male group of synchronised swimmers and discovers that making patterns in a pool can, for a couple of hours at least, gives him escapism from the bumps in his work and marriage. Initially keeping their personal lives in the locker, the ramshackle squad and coach Susan slowly begin to reveal their inner lives, as well as their paunches. But can they get their routines, not to mention their lives, in sync as they embark on an unlikely journey to Milan to compete in the World Championship?

The film is being distributed by Vertigo Releasing and sold internationally by HanWay Films

Monday, 4 June 2018

100 Years of the RAF | Official Documentary | Trailer (2018)


Officially endorsed by the RAF's leading welfare charity;  the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, comes a new documentary celebrating a century of the Royal Air Force.

Including extraordinary and unseen historical footage of WW1 and WW2 and narrated by Sir Martyn Lewis. 100 Years of the RAF is a definitive film that pays tribute to the determination and courage our men and women take on in the theatres of war; to defend our freedom and bring relief to people in need.

Produced and Directed for Forces TV by Andromedia and in association with Octopus TV. 100 Years of the RAF is produced by Richard Jukes of Andromedia with Richard Jones of Forces TV. Narrated by Sir Martyn Lewis.

Signature Entertainment presents 100 Years of the RAF on DVD & Digital HD from 4th June.

Sunday, 3 June 2018

THE YEAR OF SPECTACULAR MEN Official Trailer (2018) Zoey Deutch, Cameron Monaghan


Izzy Klein has (barely) graduated from college, broken up (sorta) with her boyfriend, and is stranded in New York City with a bad case of pre-real-world millennial-itis. Unsure of what the next step is, her movie star little sister Sabrina convinces her to move back home to Los Angeles and into her shared apartment with movie star boyfriend Sebastian, where they can keep an eye on rudderless Izzy. Emotionally unable to deal with the loss of her father, and slightly distracted by her mother Deb's newfound love affair with loopy yogi Amythyst, Izzy funnels her energy into dating a colorful bouquet of five complicated and spectacular men: Aaron, Ross, Logan, Mikey, and Charlie, over the course of the next year. Coping just barely with the help of her trusty notebook, she falls in and out of some not so romantic romances, and figures out that when it totally feels like the end of your story, it's often just the beginning.

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Evolution War - First Look Images


Last week brought the breaking news of the upcoming sci-fi action thriller Evolution War from director Neil Johnson, and now we finally get a peek into the images from the film.

Tracey Birdsall, whose extensive credits just this year include the award-winning Sony release “Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter” and the romantic comedy released just two weeks ago “Who’s Jenna…?” , plays Angel-D, a hero of the great machine war who returns to Earth to discover a terrible plague has wiped out humanity in the science-fiction movie. She is forced to build an army of robots to battle creatures that are taking over the surface of the Earth.

The Neil Johnson directed EVOLUTION WAR, described as a mix of “Terminator” and “Pacific Rim” also features Marilyn Ghiglioti (“Clerks’’), Brooke Lewis (‘’Starship: Rising’’), Tony Gibbons (who previously voiced Hoagland in ‘’Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter’’), and in her first feature film -  Vishani Miller.

Evolution War is set to be released late Summer 2018!