Saturday, 29 September 2018

Holmes & Watson Trailer



Holmes & Watson is an upcoming American mystery action comedy film written and directed by Etan Cohen.

Starring
Will Ferrell
John C. Reilly
Rebecca Hall
Ralph Fiennes
Rob Brydon
Kelly Macdonald

The film is scheduled to be released on December 21, 2018 by Columbia Pictures.

Synopsis:
A humorous take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.



Friday, 28 September 2018

Official trailer released for Peter Jackson's THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD

The first trailer has been released for Peter’s Jackson’s unique First World War film THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD, ahead of its World Premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on Tuesday 16 October.

Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, and Imperial War Museums, THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD has been created exclusively with original footage from Imperial War Museums’ film archive and audio from BBC archives. 

In conjunction with BFI London Film Festival premiere, Trafalgar Releasing will be simultaneously screened in 2D and 3D to cinemas and special venues across the UK, followed by a special post screening Q&A with Jackson, hosted by film critic Mark Kermode.

Audiences and film fans across the country will also be able to submit questions to Peter Jackson in advance by twitter for the live Q&A, taking place after the screening.

THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD uses the voices of the veterans combined with original archival footage to bring to life the reality of war on the front line for a whole new generation. Footage has been colourised, converted to 3D and transformed with modern production techniques to present never before seen detail.

Created to mark the centenary of the First World War Armistice, the internationally renowned director Peter Jackson (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings) combined his personal fascination with the period and his Academy Award winning directorial skills to bring the First World War to life in a way never seen before. 

THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD is directed by Peter Jackson, produced by Peter Jackson and Clare Olssen and edited by Jabez Olssen. Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and Imperial War Museums in association with the BBC. Produced by WingNut Films and Executive Produced by House Productions. Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Special thanks to Matthew & Sian Westerman with additional support from The Taylor Family Foundation, The Moondance Foundation, Welsh Government, Scottish Government, British Council, Tim & Sarah Bunting, Jacqueline & Richard Worswick and one anonymous donor.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Robin Hood - New Trailer and Poster


SYNOPSIS:
Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) a war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance.

In cinemas November 21.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix - First trailer


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

X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp and Jessica Chastain. Direction comes from Simon Kinberg.


Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Official Final Trailer & Character Art


Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™.

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

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

The film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp.  The cast also includes, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, and  Poppy Corby-Tuech.

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling.  The film is produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.

Slated for release on November 16, 2018, the film will be distributed worldwide in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.










The Intent 2 - Box office success


THE INTENT 2: THE COME UP has stood tall this weekend, opening as the #1 film in several of the UK’s biggest Cinemas (Odeon Greenwich, Showcase Newham, Odeon Luxe Birmingham Broadway Plaza, Odeon Surrey Quays and Showcase Walsall), following its release in cinemas on Friday 21st September.

The gripping crime thriller, written by and starring young British talent Nicky Slimting Walker and Femi Oyeniran (Kidulthood, Adulthood) who also helmed underground 2016 hit THE INTENT, took home a total of over £149,000 over the weekend.

The film starring grime artist Ghetts, had the second highest screen average of all new films opening over the weekend.

It performed particularly well in London with 14 of the top 25 sites in the London area, with other key cinemas from West Midlands and in key cites; Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham and Sheffield. Due to the excellent performance The Intent 2: The Come Up will be responding to demand by opening wider this coming weekend.

Rupert Preston at Vertigo Releasing said, 
‘This is an independent homegrown hit and success story that was conceived, developed and produced outside the British Film Industry and aimed at an audience that we do not normally make films for. We are extremely pleased about the fantastic result this weekend and to be working with Nicky, Femi and the brilliant team at Island Records.’

The Intent 2: The Come Up Co-Writers, Producers & Directors Femi Oyeniran and Nicky Slimting Walker said,
‘We always knew we had an audience for our films, we just needed the support of the wider industry to make it available to our audience. We’re confident that with the stars in the film we will continue to post even stronger numbers. Black British culture is on the rise, this is just one of the milestones. Thank you to Vertigo Releasing and Island for backing us.’

Alex Boateng – President, Urban – Island Records UK said, 
‘These opening weekend numbers prove beyond any doubt that there is a real appetite for UK films that properly represent the UK's unique & exciting black culture. The Intent 2 is brimming with raw UK talent and has an authenticity that speaks directly to an often under-served group in the entertainment world. This exciting partnership between the music and film worlds shows that if you get like minded creative people together, and give it the proper financial backing the box office will respond. We're so proud at Island to be in business with Nicky, Femi and Vertigo Releasing on this.’


More about The Intent 2: The Come Up

Starring Nicky Slimting Walker, Femi Oyeniran, Adam Deacon, Ashley Chin, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Dylan Duffus, Ghetts, Krept & Konan, Fekky and Popcaan.

Includes BET nominee Ghetts, MOBO and BET winners Krept & Konan, rap star Fekky, dancehall artist Popcaan, BAFTA winner Adam Deacon (Kidulthood, Anuvahood), Ashley Chin (Starred Up, Anuvahood), Sharon Duncan-Brewster (Bad Girls, Top Boy) and Dylan Duffus (Line of Duty, The Intent).

THE INTENT 2: THE COME UP takes the crew to Jamaica and centres on Jay (Ghetts) who has big dreams; but his ambitions are crippled by his allegiance to both his crew and Hackney crime boss Beverley (Sharon Duncan-Brewster). Jay sets about laying the foundations for his own organised crime ring with the help of Mustafa (Adam Deacon). Things are going well until Beverley discovers his disloyalty, and an ill-fated robbery in North London and a trip to Jamaica tears the crew apart. All the while, their actions are being monitored by an undercover Met Police officer Gunz (Dylan Duffus), who has been deployed to integrate himself into the crew.


Interview with Jonah Beres


Young actor Jonah Beres talks up his role as Brody in Strange Nature, now showing at Laemmle Glendale.


Now is STRANGE NATURE based on a true story? 

Yes.  It’s based on the mutated frogs in the lakes in Minnesota because of the pollution.  And they made it scary by using crazy make-up and special effects.


Would you call it a straight-up horror film? How would you describe it? 

I’d say it’s more of an eco-thriller because unlike a horror movie it’s not like some mythical thing.  It could really happen.


Did they create the mutant frogs for real or were they special effects?  

They were real.  They were gross.  They were real icky. I got to hold one in a scene.


How cool was it working with John Hennigan?  

He was really strong lookin’.  I think I was in one scene with him.  We stayed at the same hotel and we saw Ninja Turtles at the theatre together.


And did director Jim Ojala treat you well?  

Yes.  Jim treated me very well.  I have a pretty close relationship with him.  He’s a pretty good guy.


Where else can we see you at the moment? 

 I have a show called PEN15 coming on HULU near you.  I have a movie on NETFLIX called Stephanie, but dead Jonah gets more screen time than real Jonah.  I’m on an ABC TV show called Splitting Up Together catch me on season 1 and season 2.


Monday, 24 September 2018

COMPETITION: Win The King on DVD


The King  is out on DVD on October 1st.
And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 2 copies to give away.

Synopsis
Put on your blue suede shoes and get ready for a unique musical road trip with The King.

Two-time Sundance Grand Jury winning filmmaker Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight, The House I Live In), is our guide to an eye-opening journey across America from Memphis to New York and of course taking in Las Vegas, to track the rise and fall of Elvis, in this brand new feature documentary.

The fascinating journey follows Jarecki as he takes to the road in the star’s very own 1963 Rolls Royce to meet and interview the people and visit the places the legendary singer made an impact on.

The King paints a visionary portrait of the state of the American dream and looks at how the hell we got here. Featuring an impressive cast including Alec Baldwin, Rosanne Cash, Chuck D, Ethan Hawke, Mike Myers and many more, this groundbreaking film arrives on DVD 1 October 2018 from Dogwoof.




COMPETITION CLOSED

Trailer:
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1. Closing date 08-10-18
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.

THE GUILTY | Available in Cinemas Nationwide on 26th October, 2018


Denmark’s Selection for Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards

A woman has been kidnapped. The only tools at your disposal to help her are a phone, your words and your cunning. What would you do and, most importantly, what would you say in the direst of circumstances? THE GUILTY is the nerve-racking Scandi-noir depicting how every word and every second counts when faced with a crisis, and is available in cinemas nationwide from 26th October 2018, courtesy of Signature Entertainment.

THE GUILTY follows alarm dispatcher and former police officer, Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren; Submarino), who answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins. With the phone as his only tool, Asger enters into a race against the clock to save the endangered woman; soon realising that he is dealing with a more serious crime than he first thought.

The feature-length directorial debut of up-and-coming Swedish director Gustav Moller, with a stellar performance from the award-winning Jakob Cedergren, THE GUILTY is a relentlessly tense and intelligent Scandi-noir, where the stakes couldn’t be higher.

Winner of the World Cinema Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival and Denmark’s selection for Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards, THE GUILTY is a suspenseful and gritty thriller that promises to put audiences on the edge of their seats this autumn!


Sunday, 23 September 2018

Halloween Trailer (2018) | 'Heritage'


US Release Date: October 19, 2018
Starring: Judy Greer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Virginia Gardner
Directed By: David Gordon Green

Synopsis:
Laurie Strode 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.

Friday, 21 September 2018

IMAX Releases Exclusive First Man Art


In the riveting story of NASA’s historic mission to land a man on the moon starring Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle captured the breathtaking lunar sequences of the film with IMAX’s extremely high-resolution 2D film cameras… there is no better, more stunning way to experience this scene.

In addition to delivering crystal-clear images, the picture will expand in the lunar sequences by up to 26% more than standard screens, only in IMAX, allowing moviegoers to experience the film the way it was truly intended. Couple those awe-inspiring images on the biggest screen with IMAX’s heart-pounding, one-of-a-kind sound technology, and audiences will be fully immersed and feel like they are in this story.


On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, 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.

Written by Academy Award® winner Josh Singer (Spotlight), the drama is produced by Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars) through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner, alongside Chazelle and Gosling. Isaac Klausner (The Fault in Our Stars) executive produces. DreamWorks Pictures co-finances the film.

The IMAX release of First Man will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customised theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

Universal Pictures’ First Man hits IMAX cinemas on October 12.

CinemAbility : The Art of Inclusion - Trailer


A cavalcade of stars, including superstars Ben Affleck, Jamie Foxx, Marlee Matlin, Gary Sinise, Jane Seymour, William H.Macy and Geena Davis, feature in CinemAbility : The Art of Inclusion, releasing October 5 on digital from Leomark Studios.

From Director Jenni Gold, the 1st wheelchair using female in the Director’s Guild, and released to coincide with October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month, CinemAbility reveals a compelling and often amusing look at the history of disability portrayals in entertainment. From the early days of silent films to present-day Hollywood blockbusters, this historic film takes a detailed look at the evolution of “disability” in entertainment over the last 120 years by going behind the scenes to interview celebrities, filmmakers, and studio executives.

With heart and humor, CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion utilizes clips from Hollywood’s most beloved motion pictures and television programs to shine a light on how the media impacts society and the  monumental effect  these  portrayals  have  on  inclusion.

Featuring Ben Affleck, Jamie Foxx, Marlee Matlin, Gary Sinise, Jane Seymour, Adam Arkin, William H.Macy, Helen Hunt, Kyle MacLachlan, Daryl Mitchell, Beau Bridges, Richard Donner, Peter Farrelly, Randal Kleiser and many more!

CinemAbility : The Art of Inclusion, written by  Jenni Gold and Samuel W. Reed, releases on VOD October 5 from Leomark Studios.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

If Beale Street Could Talk - New Trailer


Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) brings his highly anticipated next feature to the screen, an adaptation of James Baldwin’s stunning novel, If Beale Street Could Talk.

In early 1970’s Harlem, Tish, a nineteen-year old girl, is in love with a young sculptor, Fonny, the father of her unborn child. When Fonny is falsely accused of rape and imprisoned, Tish and their families race to clear his name before the baby is born. A story about love persisting in the face of racial oppression and injustice, Jenkins brings together a talented young cast which includes Stephan James (Selma, Race) as Fonny and newcomer Kiki Layne as Tish.

The Gospel According To André - Poster and Trailer


Directed by | Kate Novack
Cast | André Leon Talley, featuring interviews with Anna Wintour, Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs
Running time | 93 minutes
Certificate | 12A
Language | English
UK release date | In cinemas and on demand 28th September 2018

From the segregated American South to the fashion capitals around the world, operatic fashion editor André Leon Talley’s life is on display in THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ANDRÉ.

The enigmatic personality takes us through his life; from the struggles of his youth through to his move to New York to fulfil his dream of working in the fashion industry and later, to his iconic, barrier-breaking work at publications like Women’s Wear Daily, W and Vogue.

Weaving together archival footage from the most glamorous moments in fashion history with André’s poignant reflections on his life and career, the seminal film is a cinematic monument to one of the most unique figures of the 20th century fashion industry.

Directed by Kate Novack (Page One: Inside the New York Times), the film features commentary from fashion luminaries including Anna Wintour, Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs and draws fascinating and unexplored connections between his early life in the South and later work in the fashion world.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel - Official Trailer


Captain Marvel is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is intended to be the twenty-first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Brie Larson stars in the title role, alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, Mckenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

Captain Marvel is scheduled to be released in the United States on March 8, 2019, in IMAX and 3D.

Synopsis:
Set in the mid-1990s, Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, as she turns into one of the galaxy's mightiest heroes and joins Starforce, an elite Kree military team, before returning home with new questions about her past and identity when the Earth is caught in the center of an intergalactic conflict between two alien worlds.


STAN & OLLIE - First Look Trailer


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

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


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

Wrestler John Hennigan takes on weird science in new clip from Strange Nature


This September, It’s man versus nature when wrestling superstar John Hennigan and acclaimed actor Stephen Tobolowsky (‘’Silicon Valley’’, ‘’Deadwood’’) play ‘leapfrog’ with mutated amphibians in Ojala Productions’ highly-anticipated eco-thriller Strange Nature, in theaters this fall.

Strange Nature leaps into theaters from Sep 22 (Los Angeles with other cities to follow).

Official Synopsis:  
A children’s hiking group in rural Minnesota discover several live, mutated frogs along a pond.

In the same area, a single mother, Kim, and her 11-year-old son, Brody, have just moved in with her estranged father, Chuck. It’s not long before they too start witnessing strange occurrences including a disemboweled deer and the family dog’s deformed puppies.

As the fear rises the rumors begin to fly. Some blame the intimidating disfigured hermit father and daughter who live on a surrounding lake. Environmental science points to the water sources. Possibly causes are pesticides, parasites or both. As the chaos spreads it becomes clear that Chuck’s cabin is a hotspot ground zero for these mutations.

Trent, a grade school science teacher investigating the cases begins to fall for Kim while trying to protect her and Brody from whatever is coming next. Suddenly, a couple of teenagers go missing. Their mutilated bodies are found only a mile away. The attacks are so brutal it doesn’t seem humanly possible.
Then another. Could it be a man or a beast?

Finally, the unthinkable: the first human baby is born with similar horrid birth defects as the animals. Ultrasounds show an increasing number of abnormal fetuses with similar defects on the way. Upon delivery, the mothers start getting sick. Extremely sick.

Fearful for her unborn child and family, Kim searches for answers and a safe escape…
if there is anywhere safe.

Strange Nature builds to an uncompromising climax of the terrors affecting a nice, quiet town and possibly future generations everywhere.

Monday, 17 September 2018

First official look at Joaquin Phoenix in ‘Joker’


Untitled Joker Origin Movie
2019 ‧ Fantasy/Crime
A man becomes a criminal mastermind known as the Joker.

Initial release: October 4, 2019 (USA)
Director: Todd Phillips
Screenplay: Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
Producers: Martin Scorsese, Todd Phillips

Competition: Win Juliet of the Spirits - (Limited Edition Dual Format)


Juliet of the Spirits is out on Limited Edition Dual Format on September 24th.
And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and a copy to give away.

Synopsis
Fellini’s fantastical first ever feature-length colour film which now makes its world-wide Blu-ray debut.  Hailed as one of the greatest tributes a husband has ever paid to his wife, Fellini’s real life partner Giulietta Masina (La Strada), plays her namesake and delivers a superb performance in this internationally acclaimed classic. (Yet bizarrely it also co-stars Sandra Milo known to be Fellini’s mistress).

Giulietta is a bored, timid and unfulfilled wife. Suspecting her husband’s infidelity, she enters a surreal journey of self-discovery filled with wild dreams and enchanting fantasies, much of which involve her sexually liberated neighbour Suzy (Sandra Milo – 8 ½) .

Fellini moves on from neo-realism and becomes ‘felliniesque’ in his first colour film emphasised by the ever-delightful whimsical music score of the OSCAR® winner Nino Rota.

Extras:
Two unique commissioned extras from Fellini Critics:

Audio Commentary by Kat Ellinger (Diabolique)
video essay from Author, Critic and Oxford Professor Guido Bonsaver: “DAZZLING SPIRIT”


COMPETITION CLOSED

Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 01-10-18
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.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

The Hate U Give - UK Poster and new Clips



Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighbourhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.  Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.

THE HATE U GIVE stars Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Lamar Johnson, Issa Rae, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, with Common and Anthony Mackie.



THE HATE U GIVE is released in UK cinemas October 22.



The Predator - in cinemas today. New clip and featurette


THE PREDATOR arrives in UK cinemas and IMAX 3D TODAY and we have two new featurettes plus a brand new clip for you.

In this latest instalment from director Shane Black, we learn that the Predator has received an upgrade and in 'Science of the Ultimate Predator' and 'New Model', we get the lowdown on what to expect from the ultimate Predator.

'Science of the Ultimate Predator'


'New Model'


New clip 'Hunting Each Other'


Starring Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey and Yvonne Strahovski, THE PREDATOR is in cinemas & IMAX 3D NOW.

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.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

VS - New Trailer


SYNOPSIS
A troubled foster teen (Swindells) - is introduced to the “no limits” world of UK battle-rap, where his aggression and sharp lyricism quickly makes him a controversial fan favourite.  But when he doorsteps his biological mother after twelve years in care, he’s forced to face his toughest opponent yet: his past.

In VS. director, Ed Lilly (Screen Star of Tomorrow 2017), creates a dynamic world full of action, humour and roasting.  Touching on themes of family, gender and sexuality the film is replete with a series of unpredictable turns that challenges the posturing machismo image of the battle rap scene.

Release –  October 19th 2018 

Monday, 10 September 2018

The Hate U Give - First clip

The Hate U Give

Following Friday night's premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, Twentieth Century Fox has released a powerful first clip for THE HATE U GIVE.

Based on the New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas, THE HATE U GIVE stars Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Lamar Johnson, Issa Rae, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, with Common and Anthony Mackie.

This first clip, 'The Trap', showcases the strong performances that we have in store from Stenberg and Hornsby.



THE HATE U GIVE will premiere in the UK at the BFI London Film Festival on Saturday 20th October and releases into UK cinemas Monday 22nd October.

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighbourhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.  Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.

The Nun - Movie Review



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 a demonic nun.

Initial release: September 6, 2018

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

Chris Stuckmann reviews The Nun, starring Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Charlotte Hope, Ingrid Bisu, Bonnie Aarons. Directed by Corin Hardy.

TRAILER: President Evil - Halloween Parody Film


Los Angeles – A parody of the original "Halloween" film, President Evil sees Michael Myers disguised as Trump as he gets about suburbia, hell-bent on killing minorities.

Jose Rosete (The Walking Dead : Red Machete), Christian Hutcherson (Dark) and Johanna Rae (Psychos) star in a Richard Lowly film, written by Lowry and Gregory P. Wolk.

Official Synopsis : Days before the November mid-term Elections, three young girls who are a Muslim, Mexican and Haitian, are stalked by a deranged killer dressed as the POTUS.

President Evil is coming soon.


Strange Nature - Poster & Trailer


This September, It’s man versus nature when wrestling superstar John Hennigan and acclaimed actor Stephen Tobolowsky (‘’Silicon Valley’’, ‘’Deadwood’’) play ‘leapfrog’ with mutated amphibians in Ojala Productions’ highly-anticipated eco-thriller Strange Nature.

By moving in with her estranged hermit father in the backwoods of a small town, Kim (Lisa Sheridan, “The 4400”) and son Brody find themselves in the middle of a horrendous phenomenon where deadly offspring mutations spread from animals to humans.

Strange Nature leaps into theaters from Sep 22 (Los Angeles with other cities to follow).

Official Synopsis:  
A children’s hiking group in rural Minnesota discover several live, mutated frogs along a pond.

In the same area, a single mother, Kim, and her 11-year-old son, Brody, have just moved in with her estranged father, Chuck. It’s not long before they too start witnessing strange occurrences including a disemboweled deer and the family dog’s deformed puppies.

As the fear rises the rumors begin to fly. Some blame the intimidating disfigured hermit father and daughter who live on a surrounding lake. Environmental science points to the water sources. Possibly causes are pesticides, parasites or both. As the chaos spreads it becomes clear that Chuck’s cabin is a hotspot ground zero for these mutations.

Trent, a grade school science teacher investigating the cases begins to fall for Kim while trying to protect her and Brody from whatever is coming next. Suddenly, a couple of teenagers go missing. Their mutilated bodies are found only a mile away. The attacks are so brutal it doesn’t seem humanly possible.

Then another. Could it be a man or a beast?

Finally, the unthinkable: the first human baby is born with similar horrid birth defects as the animals. Ultrasounds show an increasing number of abnormal fetuses with similar defects on the way. Upon delivery, the mothers start getting sick. Extremely sick.

Fearful for her unborn child and family, Kim searches for answers and a safe escape…

if there is anywhere safe.

Strange Nature builds to an uncompromising climax of the terrors affecting a nice, quiet town and possibly future generations everywhere.

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Peppermint - Movie Review


Riley North awakens from a coma after surviving a brutal attack that killed her husband and daughter. When the system shields the murderers from justice, Riley sets out to transform herself from citizen to urban guerrilla. Channeling frustration into motivation, the young widow spends years in hiding -- honing her mind, body and spirit to become an unstoppable force. Eluding the underworld, the police and the FBI, Riley embarks on a deadly quest to deliver her own personal brand of punishment.

Initial release: September 7, 2018

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Chris Stuckmann reviews Peppermint, starring Jennifer Garner, John Ortiz, John Gallagher Jr., Juan Pablo Raba. Directed by Pierre Morel.

Saturday, 8 September 2018

BBC and Rook Films announce unique collaboration on Ben Wheatley's latest feature film: Happy New Year, Colin Burstead


Ben Wheatley’s seventh feature film, Happy New Year, Colin Burstead, will be released in a unique partnership with BBC Films, BBC Comedy and BBC Two.

The film, produced by Rooks Films, will have its world premiere in a Main Competition slot at this year’s BFI London Film Festival (October 10-21).

The film centres around Colin Burstead (Neil Maskell) who hires a lavish country manor for his extended family to celebrate New Year.

Unfortunately for Colin his position of power in the family is under serious threat from the arrival of his estranged brother David.
Shot earlier this year the film holds a mirror to the political and social situation of the country and its place in the world.

The film has a fantastic ensemble of UK acting talent - including Wheatley regulars Richard Glover, Peter Ferdinando, Neil Maskell, Mark Monero and Sam Riley along with Asim Chaudhry, Joe Cole, Charles Dance, Alexandra Maria Lara, Doon Mackichan, Sinead Matthews, Bill Paterson and Hayley Squires.

Following LFF, the film will screen around the UK in a limited run of Q&A sessions and festival screenings with Wheatley and the cast and will then have its broadcast premiere on BBC Two over the Christmas holidays and will remain on BBC iPlayer for the following 12 months.

Producer Andy Starke says: “It was an amazing experience making the film with such a talented cast and crew and we are extremely pleased to be able to release the film in a way that makes sense of a very complicated releasing landscape - the BBC is the perfect home for Ben’s state of the nation drama.”

Rose Garnett, Head of BBC Films, says: “When Andy and Ben showed Happy New Year, Colin Burstead to me and Shane Allen (Controller of BBC Comedy) we both fell for it. Funny, acute and very human, it’s a film about families at their worst and best, and a perfect bit of alternative Christmas television. We love that it’s home is the BBC.”

Wheatley is currently writing an extended TV series featuring the same characters for future broadcast.

Acquired by Rose Garnett, Head of BBC Films, Shane Allen, Controller of BBC Comedy and Patrick Holland, Controller of BBC Two.

UK sales agents Goalpost Film have also come on board and are representing the film internationally, presenting it to buyers at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival.

Searching (2018) - Movie Review


David Kim becomes desperate when his 16-year-old daughter Margot disappears and an immediate police investigation leads nowhere. He soon decides to search the one place that no one else has -- Margot's laptop. Hoping to trace her digital footprints, David contacts her friends and looks at photos and videos for any possible clues to her whereabouts.

Initial release: August 24, 2018


Friday, 7 September 2018

Competition: Win Shock and Awe on DVD


Shock and Awe is out on DVD on September 10th.
And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies to give away.

Synopsis
In a post-9/11 political landscape, a group of journalists working for the Knight Ridder media company, covering George Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003, are sceptical of the president’s claim that Saddam Hussein has ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction’. Journalists Jonathan Landay (Woody Harrelson) and Warren Strobel (James Marsden) decide to play a risky game by questioning the true nature of the White House's justification for the conflict. SHOCK AND AWE depicts their race to unveil the truth, to change the course of history, in order to prevent another war.

Directed by Academy Award® nominee Rob Reiner (Stand By Me; A Few Good Men) and with an all-star cast including Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri), Tommy Lee Jones (No Country for Old Men) and James Marsden (X-Men; TVs Westworld), SHOCK AND AWE is a tense political thriller based on true events.

With a stellar cast, an award-winning director and a topical message, SHOCK AND AWE offers a nail-biting insight into how words can be manipulated - with disastrous consequences.


For your chance to win just answer the question below.

COMPETITION CLOSED

Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 17-09-18
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.

A Star is Born - New Stills and Trailer


Synopsis
A STAR IS BORN is released in UK cinemas October 3.

“A Star is Born” stars four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (“American Sniper,” “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) and multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga, in her first leading role in a major motion picture.  Cooper helms the drama, marking his directorial debut.

In this new take on the tragic love story, he plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers—and falls in love with—struggling artist Ally (Gaga).  She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight.  But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

The cast of “A Star is Born” also includes Andrew Dice Clay, with Dave Chappelle and Sam Elliott.

In addition to playing Ally, Gaga, who earned her Oscar nod for the song “Til It Happens to You” from “The Hunting Ground,” performs original songs in the film, which she wrote with Cooper and a handful of artists, including Lukas Nelson, Jason Isbell and Mark Ronson.  All the music is original and was recorded live.

“A Star is Born” is produced by Bill Gerber, Jon Peters, Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips and Lynette Howell Taylor.  Ravi Mehta, Basil Iwanyk, Niija Kuykendall, Sue Kroll, Michael Rapino and Heather Parry serve as executive producers.  The screenplay is by Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters.

Collaborating with Cooper behind the scenes are Oscar-nominated director of photography Matty Libatique (“Black Swan”), production designer Karen Murphy, three-time Oscar-nominated editor Jay Cassidy (“American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Into the Wild”), and costume designer Erin Benach.