Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Peter Jackson's First World War Film They Shall Not Grow Old set for television premiere on BBC Two

In a unique film commissioned by 14-18 NOW, Imperial War Museums in association with the BBC aims to bring to life the realities of the First World War for a whole new generation.


Peter Jackson's highly anticipated First World War archive feature film They Shall Not Grow Old is to receive its broadcast premiere exclusively on BBC Two on Sunday 11 November at 9.30pm, following its World Premiere at the London Film Festival in October. The film forms part of the BBC's commemorative coverage around the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.


Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK's arts programme for the First World War centenary, and Imperial War Museums, in association with the BBC, They Shall Not Grow Old has been created exclusively with original footage from Imperial War Museums' film archive and audio from BBC archives.


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.


Peter Jackson, Director and Producer of They Shall Not Grow Old, says: "I wanted to reach through the fog of time and pull these men into the modern world, so they can regain their humanity once more - rather than be seen only as Charlie Chaplin-type figures in the vintage archive film. By using our computing power to erase the technical limitations of 100 year-old cinema, we can see and hear the Great War as they experienced it."


Tom McDonald, BBC Commissioner, says: "It's a great honour to broadcast Peter Jackson's extraordinary film, which brings the realities of World War One vividly to life."


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, and commissioned by Tom McDonald, Head of Commissioning, Natural History and Specialist Factual, for BBC television.


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 and Sian Westerman with additional support from The Taylor Family Foundation, The Moondance Foundation, Welsh Government, Scottish Government, British Council, Tim and Sarah Bunting, Jacqueline and Richard Worswick and one anonymous donor.


Complementing the broadcast premiere of They Shall Not Grow Old, a special behind-the-scenes 30-minute Peter Jackson documentary under the What Do Artists Do All Day? strand, will be broadcast on Monday November 12 at 7.30pm on BBC Four.

Doing Money - A shocking true story about slavery in the UK

Written by Gwyneth Hughes and directed by Lynsey Miller, Doing Money is a shocking true story about slavery in the UK.


This fact-based one-off drama follows the heart-breaking and compelling story of Ana, a young woman snatched in broad daylight from a London street, trafficked to Ireland and used as a sex slave in a series of 'pop up' brothels. Ana's story offers a tense and thought-provoking thriller, with powerful insights into the challenges of policing a form of modern slavery that hides in plain sight. It exposes just how big business 'doing money' is.


The cast includes the lead Ana played by Romanian actress Anca Dumitra, the police investigator DI Dougie Grant will be played by Allen Leech. They are joined by Tom Glynn-Carney, Dragos Bucur, Alec Secareanu, Cosmina Stratan, Voica Oltean, Alina Serban, Turlough Convery, Karen Hassan and Jonathan Harden.


Doing Money is a 1x90' film produced by Renegade Pictures for BBC Two. It is written by Gwyneth Hughes, directed by Lynsey Miller and produced by Mike Dormer. Alex Cooke is Executive Producer for Renegade Pictures, and Lucy Richer for BBC Two.


Commissioned by Patrick Holland, Controller BBC Two and Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama. Doing Money is produced in association with RTÉ and supported by Northern Ireland Screen, it will be distributed by Warner Brothers ITVP. Filming took place in and around Belfast.


Doing Money is part of BBC Two's Why Slavery? season: a season of ground-breaking films about slavery in the modern age.


This drama is based on the case of one particular person who was held as a sex slave for 10 months and trafficked around both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.


After her ordeal, she told her story to politicians at Stormont. Her testimony helped to contribute to the passing of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Act, the first new law against slavery in the UK for almost 200 years.


Worldwide almost five million women and girls endured forced sexual exploitation last year.

Introduction by Gwyneth Hughes

Stolen off the streets of London, she was raped by thousands of men, starved, bullied and threatened by pimps who threatened to kill her mother if she resisted. Somehow the young woman we call "Ana" survived her slavery. Somehow she found the courage first to escape, and then to speak out. I met her and listened to her over many hours of interviews. The international trafficking story that unfolded is complex, astonishing, and heartbreaking.


But it was the details that stuck with me and rang round my head. One example: they took her glasses, so she could not see. The special cruelty of that very ordinary detail really caught my imagination as a writer. I've worn specs since the age of six and I can't imagine how I'd go about my normal life without them, let alone how Ana coped in her ordeal. Another example: her bewilderment at the critical reviews posted on sex websites by angry men. She wondered how they didn't notice the starved, bruised, desperate state of the young woman they'd just used.


There were glimpses of a better world. Ana was proud to tell me about "Sean", the drug dealer, in and out of prison, who unexpectedly became her friend, rescuer and champion. Alone among all the men she met in Ireland, north and south, this rackety young fellow produced a simple human response. "It's just wasn't right," he told me when I met him. "You can't treat a human being that way." And so he helped her, and the lights flickered back on in her darkness.


Today the real Ana is a lively, smiley young woman doing her best to put her life back together. Going back into these hellish memories has been hard for her. So it's been important to pay attention to her grief and her rage, and to treat her kindly as she relived the worst of her experience. But it's also been vital to keep a cool and rational head, to comb through the tumbling horrors, to double check, to read other witness statements, to talk to the police, to make sense of the unspeakable. Because when you make a drama out of a true story, everyone understandably wants to know - how true is it, really?


The answer is that everything you see in Doing Money really happened to Ana. All of it, and more. Much more. For ten long months she went to a place most British and Irish women have never had to see. A place where young women are for sale in an international marketplace, organized online, where there is no desire which cannot be met for money.

Film4 receives 58 nominations for the British Independent Film Awards

Film4 received a staggering 58 nominations for the BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS 2018, announced this morning, including a clean sweep of all five films in the Best British Independent Film, Director and Screenplay categories, and the four most highly nominated films.


Director of Film4 Daniel Battsek commented: "Everyone at Film4 is thrilled with this morning's nominations and delighted for all our nominees. The breadth of our 10 nominated films, encompassing a debut, an English language debut, a couple of sophomore efforts, five filmmakers we've worked with before and one who we've just made our ninth film with, is a perfect snapshot of what we want a Film4 slate to look like, and a testament to how hard our whole team work to achieve that. We're looking forward to a celebratory night on December 2nd!"


Yorgos Lanthimos's The Favourite leads the nominations with 13, including Best British Independent Film, Director and Screenplay, and acting nods for Olivia Colman for Best Actress, and Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz for Supporting Actress.


Rachel Weisz was also recognised in the Best Actress category for Sebastián Lelio's Disobedience, which picked up five nominations including Best British Independent Film, Screenplay, Supporting Actress for Rachel McAdams and Supporting Actor for Alessandro Nivola.


American Animals was the second most nominated film with 11 nominations including Best British Independent Film, Director, Screenplay and Debut Screenplay for Bart Layton, while Barry Keoghan and Evan Peters compete against one another for Supporting Actor.


Debut feature Beast was the third mostly highly recognised film with 10 nominations including Best British Independent Film, Director, Screenplay, Debut Director and Debut Screenwriter for Michael Pearce, and Jessie Buckley competing in both Best Actress and Most Promising Newcomer categories.


You Were Never Really Here was the fourth most recognised film. Its eight nominations included Best British Independent Film, Director and Screenplay nominations for Lynne Ramsay, and a nod for Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix.


Andrew Haigh (Director) and Charlie Plummer (Actor) were among the four nominations for Lean on Pete, while Mike Leigh's Peterloo also picked up four nominations in craft categories. There were also nominations for Been So Long (Michaela Coel for Best Newcomer), Pawel Pawlikowski's Cold War (Best International Independent Film) and An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn (Costume Design).

Bloody Ballet - Caroline Williams and Debbie Rochon in the most unique horror film of 2018


In the tradition of Suspiria, and featuring horror icons Caroline Williams and Debbie Rochon, Bloody Ballet arabesque’s onto November 13 from High Octane Pictures.

When a beautiful ballerina dancer, Adriana Mena (Kendra Carelli, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), lands the lead role in the upcoming Nutcracker performance, she's forced to face her demons as jealousy and tension begin to provoke the supernatural.

A Giallo film -  a horror-thriller that blends the atmosphere and suspense of thriller fiction with elements of horror fiction and eroticism – in the vein of Dario Argento's and Suspiria and Sergio Martino's Torso - Bloody Ballet is a tour-de-force for rising filmmaker Brett Mullen, who co-wrote the script with Matt Cloude. 

Caroline Williams (Texas Chainsaw Massacre II, Halloween II), Debbie Rochon (Model Hunger, Death House), Katie Carpenter (“The Haunting of Hill House”), Brett Wagner (The Happytime Murders), and Rob Springer (Bombshell Bloodbath) star in Bloody Ballet, out November 13 on VOD and December 4 on DVD.

Synopsis :
When a beautiful ballerina dancer, Adriana Mena (Kendra Carelli), lands the lead role in the upcoming Nutcracker performance, she's forced to face her demons as jealousy and tension begin to provoke the supernatural.


BLOODY BALLET
On VOD November 13

Horror sequel ELVES releases first trailer ahead of December release!


Christmas is under siege from a horde of evil elves in Jamaal Buden’s frighteningly fun Elves, on VOD and DVD this December!

The Holiday Reaper, a ruthless killer that terrorized a small Texas town, has been caught. While celebrating, a group of friends find an elf inside a magical toy box.  When a freak accident kills one of them, they discover a group of elves have been scattered throughout town, each representing one of the seven deadly sins.  It's a race against time to survive the elves’ wrath before Christmas ends.

Horror staples Justin Price (The Elf) and Khu (Dark Moon Rising) produce.

Lisa May, Deanna Grace Congo, Stephanie Marie Baggett and Amy Jo Guthrie star in Elves, on VOD and DVD December 4 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Synopsis : The Holiday Reaper, a ruthless killer that terrorized a small Texas town, has been caught. While celebrating, a group of friends find an elf inside a magical toy box.  When a freak accident kills one of them, they discover a group of elves have been scattered throughout town, each representing one of the seven deadly sins.  It's a race against time to survive the elves’ wrath before Christmas ends.


ELVES
On VOD and DVD December 4

Robin Hood - New Clips


The time has nearly come to join the Hood. We are thrilled to share with you 3 new clips for Robin Hood which is released in cinemas November 21. The film is directed by Otto Bathurst (Peaky Blinders & Black Mirror) and stars Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson, Tim Minchin and Jamie Dornan.

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.



Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Brand New Featurette


Newt’s never met a monster he couldn’t love… Here is a brand new featurette for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald introducing a host of new beasts, as well as the return of some old favourites.

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.

Chinese poster for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald


In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore 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 world.

Release date: 16 November 2018

From the director of Loose Change comes Black & Blue


From acclaimed filmmaker Dylan Avery – director of the renowned 911 documentary Loose Change – comes the most confronting and powerful film of the year, Black & Blue.

Black & Blue, premiering exclusively on Amazon digital (Prime and instant) on November 1st, tackles the confronting topic of police brutality, racial issues and social justice in America.

Featuring Method Man, Charlie Murphy, and Flavor Flav, Black & Blue is a documentary about police brutality that follows a DJ beat up by off duty DEA agents, a man arrested for filming a police officer, and many others as they fight for justice for their loved ones.

Black & Blue will be available exclusively on Amazon November 1 from Wild Eye Releasing in association with Summer Hill Entertainment.

Monday, 29 October 2018

Competition: Win Long Weekend on Blu-ray


Long Weekend arrives on  Blu-ray on 5th November

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

Synopsis
In the hope of saving their marriage a couple decide to take a break by the sea. Between the bickering and fighting they exhibit a callous disregard for the land and creatures around them - starting a fire, wildly firing a gun, scattering rubbish and injuring wildlife. Their obnoxious behaviour will not go unpunished.

One of the seminal Australian films of the 70s, this remarkable, suspense-filled eco-horror builds on its man vs nature premise with an ever-increasing sense of dread and unease.

SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
Audio Commentary with Executive Producer Richard Brennan and Cinematographer Vincent Monton
Nature Found Them Guilty: Examining Long Weekend Panel Discussion with Film Historians Lee Gambin, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Emma Westwood and Sally Christie
Extensive Stills Gallery Accompanied by Audio Interview with Actor John Hargreaves
SDH English subtitles for the hearing impaired
Original Theatrical Trailer

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For your chance to win just answer the question below.

COMPETITION CLOSED

Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 12-11-18
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.


Most Memorable Antagonists


No great hero would reach acclaim without the challenges set by a menacing, fear-inducing villain. Whether it’s Javier Bardem’s Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men or Meryl Streep’s character Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, the great antagonists of the movies create the arc in the story, obstruct our protagonists at every turn, and stop at nothing to leave a trail of havoc in their wake.

In fact, many of the greatest characters in cinematic history are villains: complex, twisted, and utterly captivating. A convincing antagonist must be a multi-faceted character that challenges the audience to question what can drive one to such dark places.

The release of Sicario 2: Soldado on digital download 22nd October and on 4k UHD, Steelbook, Blu-Ray™ & DVD from 29th October 2018, allows us to witness the intriguing complexity of a great antagonist at work. CIA agent Matt Graver, played by Josh Brolin, is authorised by the US government to apply extreme measures – including deception, kidnapping, and murder– to combat a Mexican drug cartel that is suspected of smuggling terrorists across the US border. As Graver and his team push the limits of morality and go so far as to kidnap the young daughter of the cartel’s kingpin, audiences are left asking: who is really the villain?

To celebrate this film’s release, we are rounding up the top movies with the most memorable antagonists that have us squirming in our seats.

Bellatrix Lestrange
Arguably one of the most calculating and evil villains in the Harry Potter franchise is Bellatrix Lestrange, sister of Narcissa Malfoy and cousin of Sirius Black. Bellatrix can make the hairs stand on the back of necks with just a laugh. Bellatrix is infamous for her intensely sadistic approach to killing and torture. She takes huge pleasure in taunting and antagonising her victims, such as Neville Longbottom when she reminds him how she murdered his parents, and her callous killing of her very own cousin, Sirius Black. Actress Helena Bonham Carter delivers a harrowing performance with her gaunt and wild appearance and the crazed look in her eyes.

Hannibal Lecter
Even the name ‘Hannibal Lecter’ would not fail to send chills through the spine of any viewer. Sir Anthony Hopkins’ antagonist in Silence of the Lambs is a creepy and disturbing character that the American Film Institute named the ‘greatest villain in American cinema’ in 2003. Lecter is a cannibalistic serial killer who, whilst incarcerated, is summoned to assist FBI agent-in-training Clarice Starling in catching a serial killer known as ‘Buffalo Bill’. He is a complex character, whose sophistication and refined tastes juxtapose his barbaric violence. Hopkins created the ultimate villain who continues to terrify audiences today.

The Joker
Although it is a character that has been portrayed many times in cinema, no portrayal is more memorable than the Heath Ledger’s Joker in The Dark Knight. The Joker's storyline follows his attempts to undermine the efforts of Christian Bale’s Batman and the manic, deranged characterisation from Ledger is chilling, earning him a posthumous Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. As a character devoted to pure anarchy, his appearance, physicality and mannerisms reflect this. Ledger’s Jokers is revered as one of the greatest villains of all time and will not soon be forgotten.

Darth Vader
When we think of the archetypal ‘baddie’, we look no further than one of the originals, Darth Vader in Star Wars. The reveal of Darth Vader as Luke Skywalker’s father is revered as the greatest movie twist of all time. As we find out in the prequels, Darth Vader’s villainy wasn’t always so present. Originally called Anakin Skywalker, he was an innocent young jedi who was being mentored by Obi Wan Kenobi. However, in the search for justice, he was converted to the dark side, a decision that was triggered by the death of his Naboo senator Padmé Amida, with whom he was having a secret relationship. A central theme of Star Wars is the conflict of good versus evil, and this conflict is no more apparent than within the character of Darth Vader.

Matt Graver
Josh Brolin’s character in the Sicario franchise is known for his willingness to do whatever is necessary to eliminate enemies of the states -- with little regard for morality. Director Denis Villeneuve creates an intense web of good and evil by exploring the hypocrisy of US government and the immoral tactics used by the CIA to combat Mexican cartels. However, in Sicario 2: Soldado, Josh Brolin’s character Matt Graver displays a torn moral conscious and shows the audience that he may not be callous through and through. The inner tension within a seemingly objectionable character is what makes for a memorable antagonist. Brolin’s Graver is arrogant, unyielding and brutal in his methods yet we see in Sicario 2: Soldado that there may be more to him than meets the eye.


SICARIO 2 IS AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD FROM 22ND OCTOBER
AND ON 4K UHD, STEELBOOK, BLU-RAY™ & DVD FROM 29TH OCTOBER 2018

Hereford Films announces THE KRAYS 2: MARKED FOR DEATH


London – October 29, 2018

Following the home entertainment success of The Krays: Dead Man Walking, prolific London indie Hereford Films has announced a sequel as part of an ambitious slate of British crime films.

THE KRAYS 2: MARKED FOR DEATH will focus on another untold chapter of the notorious twins' lives: their violent run-in with former boxing star Freddie Mills, who was suspected of being a serial killer known as 'Jack the Stripper', and who some say paid the Krays to murder him and make it look like a suicide.

Casting is underway, and Hereford Films will recruit a 'guest star' to play Mills, similar to Rita Simons' acclaimed starring role in the first film.

Producer Adam Stephen Kelly commented, “The formula for the first film – picking a previously untold story from the Krays' incredible history and casting a significant guest star to anchor it – worked phenomenally well, and so we are repeating it. True crime stories such as these are endlessly fascinating. So long as we keep the story fresh and within the realm of plausibility, this is something that could run and run".

The majority of the first film's ensemble cast is expected to return, with new additions to be announced shortly. Steve Wraith once again acts as consultant on the film as well as reprising his role as Hartnell Harris.

The Krays: Dead Man Walking was a significant success in the DVD market, having had the biggest first week of any non-theatrical British film of 2018, peaking at number 8 in the national chart, ahead of the likes of Black Panther and Ready Player One.

Other films on Hereford Films' British crime slate include gangland home invasion movie Reckoning Day starring Chris Ellison and Red Madrell, casino heist caper Swipe, and biopic Pretty Boy, based on the bestselling autobiography of legendary bare knuckle fighter Roy Shaw, who will be played by Mark Harris. There is also a third instalment of the company's We Still Kill the Old Way franchise on the way, entitled We Still Die the Old Way.

Commenting on the company's busy domestic slate, CEO Jonathan Sothcott said, “The success of our Krays picture is testament to the fact that there is still a voracious consumer appetite for proper, quality British gangster films in the home entertainment space. We are more than happy to fill that space. The Freddie Mills story is even more compelling than that of the Mad Axeman, so the Krays sequel will be bigger and better than its predecessor. The fans are going to love this”.

BLUE MY MIND - Theatrical Trailer and New Poster for 11/2/18 release

There’s something frighteningly fishy going on in Lisa Brühlmann’s shocking debut feature Blue My Mind, in theaters and On Demand this November through Uncork’d Entertainment.

An elegiac allegory accompanied by hauntingly visceral body horror, Blue My Mind is part Suspiria and part The Metamorphosis but largely incontestably unique.

Luna Wedler and Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen headline a celebrated fantasy-drama about a young woman who faces an overwhelming transformation which calls her entire existence into question. Her body is changing radically, and despite desperate attempts to halt the process, she is soon forced to accept that nature is far more powerful than her.

The limited theatrical run for November kicks off in los Angeles at the Laemmle Glendale, where the film runs for two weeks thru to November 15.  The film will also play on the big screen in Columbus (10/26), Denver (10/26), and Tuscon (11/9), with other cities to be announced.

The VOD will be release on November 13 on such platforms as iTunes, Amazon Instant, Vudu, Google Play, xbox, Fandango Now, YouTube and Dish.

Synopsis : 15-year-old Mia and her parents move to the suburbs of Zürich. While Mia plunges into a wild teenager existence, her body begins to change oddly. First hardly noticeably, but then with a force that threatens to drive her out of her mind. Mia’s transformation progresses inexorably, and she turns into the being which has slumbered within her for years... and is now gaining the upper hand.

Friday, 26 October 2018

New poster and trailer launched for The Favourite



Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.


A film by YORGOS LANTHIMOS

Starring OLIVIA COLMAN, EMMA STONE, RACHEL WEISZ, NICHOLAS HOULT, JOE ALWYN and MARK GATISS


Thursday, 25 October 2018

New Poster and image of Jackie Chan in ‘Knight of Shadows’


Directed by up-and-coming Chinese filmmaker Vash, the film stars Chan as a demon hunter defending humanity from an inhuman invasion. When an evil force starts kidnapping village girls to feast on their souls, the demon hunter sets out to save them assisted by his lawman protégé and a group of friendly monsters.

Produced by Kiefer Liu, executive producer on the blockbuster Monkey King series, the film is backed by iQiyi Pictures, Sparkle Roll Media and Golden Shore Films & Television. It is currently in pre-production for delivery in 2019.


First Look Image for - Normal People - Starring Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson


The first look image has been released from Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn’s NORMAL PEOPLE, starring Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson, based on the script by celebrated Irish playwright Owen McCafferty. NORMAL PEOPLE is a Canderblinks Films and Out of Orbit production, produced by the BAFTA award-winner and BFI Vision Awardee 2016, Brian J. Falconer for Out of Orbit, David Holmes for Canderblinks Films and Piers Tempest for Tempo Productions.

Joan and Tom have been married for many years. There is an ease to their relationship which only comes from spending a life time together and a depth of love which expresses itself through tenderness and humour in equal part. When Joan is unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer, the course of her treatment shines a light on their relationship as they are faced with the challenges that lie ahead and the prospect of what might happen if something were to happen to her. NORMAL PEOPLE is a story about love, survival and the epic questions life throws at each and every one of us.

Three Identical Strangers - UK Trailer


Following rave reviews and the Special Jury Prize for Documentary Story at its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival, Dogwoof have announced that THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS will be released in cinemas nationwide on 30 November 2018. The critically acclaimed film is a feature directorial debut for Tim Wardle (One Killer Punch, Lifers) and produced by the multi-award winning British production company Raw (The Imposter, American Animals).

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS tells the astonishing story of three men who make the chance discovery, at the age of 19 that they are identical triplets, separated at birth and adopted to different parents. The trio’s joyous reunion in 1980 catapults them to fame but it also sets in motion a chain of events that unearths an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes far beyond their own lives – a secret that might one day answer key questions at the heart of all human behaviour.


THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS WILL BE RELEASED IN THE UK AND IRELAND ON 30 NOVEMBER 2018

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Most Memorable Movie Scores


In any action movie, a powerful music score is essential to set pulses racing and crank up the intensity. A movie moment can be transformed with the use of one simple chord when struck at the right moment – and can turn a movie into an instant classic.

Fast-paced action films are nothing without a pulsating movie score to raise the stakes and maintain the momentum throughout the most dramatic sequences. A brilliant example is the powerful theme “The Beast” by the late composer Jóhann Jóhannsson for the Oscar®-nominated film Sicario, which was re-imagined for the sequel Sicario 2: Soldado by composer Hildur Guðnadóttir.

To celebrate the release of Sicario 2: Soldado on digital download from 22nd October and on 4K UHD, Steelbook, Blu-Ray™ & DVD from 29th October 2018, we are rounding up the top movies with the most memorable scores that continue to stir the senses time after time.

The Dark Knight
The music that scored the 2008 Christopher Nolan Batman reboot was so memorable that it was awarded ‘Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media’ at the 2009 Grammy Awards. Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard used a blend of electronic and orchestral elements to create a rich audible experience for the audience. The theme tune that the duo created for Heath Ledger’s ‘The Joker’ is particularly notable. The theme was made from two notes played on a variety of instruments and is a perfect accompaniment to the tortured character we see on our screens. The musical score is dramatic, at times solemn and menacing, and is a large factor in The Dark Knight being widely regarded as one of the best superhero films of all time.

Blade Runner
The soundtrack to the 1982 Harrison Ford classic is regarded as a historically important piece in the genre of electronic music. The neo-noir science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott required a score that matched the futuristic nature of the movie. Composer Vangelis heavily relied on synthesizers alongside a classical composition to create the gloomy, electronic sound. The film is, somewhat disconcertingly, set in a dystopian ‘future’ Los Angeles of 2019, in which synthetic humans known as replicants are bio-engineered by the powerful Tyrell Corporation to work on off-world colonies. The Blade Runner music score created some of the most memorable atmospheric soundscapes from the 80’s and, like the film, was designed as a look in to the supposed technological future.

Jaws
Our list of the most memorable movie scores would not be complete without the Steven Spielberg thriller Jaws. The main theme for the film, that composer John Williams said was meant to represent the shark as an ‘unstoppable force’ of ‘mindless and instinctive attacks’, is as infamous as the film itself. Jaws is a perfect example of a musical score transforming the appeal of the film, as even Spielberg himself has admitted that without Williams' score the film would have been only half as successful. Those two alternating notes in the film’s main theme song are enough to instil fear into the most composed of adults. It is no wonder that the score earned Jaws an Academy Award for ‘Best Original Score’ in 1976.

Interstellar
Hans Zimmer and Christopher Nolan reunited for one of the stand out films of 2014 and the fourth entry in our ‘Most Memorable Movie Scores’ list. Set in a dystopian future where humanity is struggling to survive, Interstellar follows a group of astronauts who travel through a wormhole in search of a new home for humanity. Zimmer used a large organ as the primary instrument for the score which worked to create the atmosphere of the magnitude of space.  The experimental and unusual techniques used by Zimmer breathed life back into the science-fiction genre and also brought a huge amount of emotion to the film.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
A major influence on Western scores, Ennio Morricone was responsible for one of the greatest instrumental film scores of all time in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. The 1966 epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood is set in the Southwest during the Civil War and follows three unsavoury characters who compete and cooperate in their quest for $200,000 in hidden Confederate gold. Morricone’s score is renowned for its ability to create tension and acts as a motif for the central characters. The music captures the atmosphere of the violent and turbulent western desert and is an important feature of one of the world’s best-loved Westerns.

Sicario 2: Soldado
From director Stefano Sollima, Sicario 2: Soldado is an uncompromising, unflinching look into the ruthless world of drug cartels – and the extremes that some will go to end the terror. The chaotic narrative and unrelenting pace of the film requires a score that can keep up with the action. Hildur Guðnadóttir delivers a powerful and captivating score to beautifully compliment the gripping scenes and intriguing characters. The score succeeds in creating a constant sense of dread and danger rendering the audience unable to relax for even a moment. Sicario 2: Soldado is an unmissable movie experience.



SICARIO 2 IS AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD FROM 22ND OCTOBER
AND ON 4K UHD, STEELBOOK, BLU-RAY™ & DVD FROM 29TH OCTOBER 2018

Competition: Win Sicario 2: Soldado on Blu-ray


Sicario 2: Soldado arrives on DVD & Blu-ray on 29 October

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

Synopsis
From director Stefano Sollima, Sicario 2: Soldado is an uncompromising, unflinching look into the ruthless world of drug cartels – and the extremes that some will go to end the terror. The chaotic narrative and unrelenting pace of the film requires a score that can keep up with the action. Hildur Guðnadóttir delivers a powerful and captivating score to beautifully compliment the gripping scenes and intriguing characters. The score succeeds in creating a constant sense of dread and danger rendering the audience unable to relax for even a moment. Sicario 2: Soldado is an unmissable movie experience.

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Who directs Sicario 2: Soldado?

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Stan & Ollie - Main Poster & Brand New Clip


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.

Monday, 22 October 2018

Cylde Cooper - Coming this Thanksgiving

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang meets classic Hitchcock in the whodunnit of the year!
 

Winner of no less than 9 major film awards, including Best Feature Film at the Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival and Best Indie Feature at the Los Angeles Film Awards, Clyde Cooper (Souvenir Films) is on the case this November.
 

Jordi Vilasuso plays Silicon Valley private detective Clyde Cooper. Hired by a tech investor to find a missing woman, the love of his life, who had mysteriously disappeared, Cooper runs into an odd ring of strange women, and weird characters until he finds much more than what he's bargaining for.
 

Jordi Vilasuso ("The Young and the Restless"), Abigail Titmuss ("Days of Our Lives"), Richard Neil (Prodigy), Aria Sirvaitis ("Rosewood"), Isabella Racco (The Doll) and veteran actor Lou Wagner (Planet of the Apes) star in a Peter Daskaloff film, Clyde Cooper on VOD November 22.


Watch the trailer at
https://youtu.be/DRzEQruPr5E

FIRST LOOK IMAGE REVEALED FROM SHOLA AMOO’S THE LAST TREE


The first look image has been released from acclaimed director Shola Amoo's much anticipated second feature THE LAST TREE. Great Point is handling world sales, and will be introducing the project to buyers at the upcoming AFM. THE LAST TREE is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age drama, which explores universal themes of identity and belonging.

Amoo's previous films include the 2016 docu-drama A Moving Image, which had its World Premiere at the LA Film Festival and also played the BFI London Film Festival, and two award-winning short films: Touch (2013) and Dear Mr. Shakespeare (2017), which was selected for the Sundance Film Festival.

THE LAST TREE follows the story of Femi, a British boy of Nigerian heritage who, after a happy childhood in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner London to live with his mum. Struggling with the unfamiliar culture and values of his new environment, teenage Femi has to figure out which path to adulthood he wants to take, and what it means to be a young black man in London.

Developed by Lee Thomas (Crush, The Road to Guantanamo, The Voorman Problem)and produced through Prodigal together with producer Myf Hopkins (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone), THE LAST TREE was supported by the BFI with National Lottery funding and stars a predominately black British breakthrough cast including Sam Adewunmi, Gbemisola Ikumelo and Tai Golding. Denise Black, Nicholas Pinnock round off the principal cast.

Amoo is known for his interest in bringing diversity to the screen and exploring the theme of change. His award-winning multimedia film A Moving Image, described by The Guardian as 'the film Spike Lee might have made about Brixton', follows a young woman making sense of her identity through a visual art project about Brixton's gentrification.



POSTER: The Front Runner Starring Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, JK Simmons, Bill Burr, and Kaitlyn Dever


Gary Hart, former senator of Colorado, becomes the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1987. Hart's intelligence, charisma and idealism makes him popular with young voters, leaving him with a seemingly clear path to the White House. All that comes crashing down when allegations of an extramarital affair surface in the media, forcing the candidate to address a scandal that threatens to derail his campaign and personal life.

Initial release: 6 November 2018

Starring
Hugh Jackman
Vera Farmiga
J. K. Simmons
Alfred Molina

POSTER: Replicas - Starring Keanu Reeves, Alice Eve, and Thomas Middleditch


Replicas is an upcoming American science fiction thriller film directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff and written by Chad St. John from a story by Stephen Hamel. The film tells the story of a biologist who violates all possible laws and principles in order to bring back to life members of his family, who died in a car accident. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Alice Eve, and Thomas Middleditch.

Initial release: 2018
Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff

Premise:
In a Christofascist collectivist future, a daring synthetic biologist, after a car accident kills his family, will stop at nothing to bring them back, even if it means pitting himself against a government-controlled laboratory, a police task force, and the physical laws of science.

Cast:
Keanu Reeves as Will Foster, Mona’s husband and Matt’s father
Alice Eve as Mona Foster, Will’s wife and Matt’s mother
Thomas Middleditch as Ed Whittle
Emily Alyn Lind as Sophie
Emjay Anthony as Matt Foster, Will and Mona’s son
Nyasha Hatendi Scott
John Ortiz as Jones


Competition: Win The Music of Silence on DVD

Andrea Bocelli biopic 'The Music of Silence' arrives on DVD 29 October

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

Synopsis
Internationally renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli has been entertaining and thrilling audiences all over the world with his astounding voice for some 25 years, selling more than 20 million records, filling stadiums galore, and bringing joy to the masses.

Starring Game of Thrones’ Toby Sebastian, Hollywood favourite Antonio Banderas, and an appearance from Bocelli himself, who also provides his angelic singing.

Before he was Andrea Bocelli, he was Amos Bardi. Born nearly blind, Amos (Sebastian – Barely Legal) is separated from his family to attend an institute for the visually impaired, but a terrible accident occurs while he’s there, resulting in complete loss of sight. Despite being told that he will never be a serious opera singer, Amos is driven by great ambition and with the help of his maestro (Banderas – The Mask of Zorro, Puss in Boots), overcomes every obstacle and becomes one of the most renowned opera singers in the world.

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Sunday, 21 October 2018

Overlord - Final Trailer


On the eve of D-Day, American paratroopers drop behind enemy lines to penetrate the walls of a fortified church and destroy a radio transmitter. As the soldiers approach their target, they soon begin to realize that there's more going on in the Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. Making their way to an underground lab, the outnumbered men stumble upon a sinister experiment that forces them into a vicious battle against an army of the undead.

Initial release: 9 November 2018

Detective Pikachu - First Plot Details


The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu become reluctant partners on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live in partnership in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.



Friday, 19 October 2018

The Heretics - Poster and Trailer


This November, Gloria is transforming into something very, very strange.


From director Chad Archibald, and in the tradition of Cabin in the Woods and Hereditary, comes The Heretics on demand November 6 from Uncork'd Entertainment.


A young woman (Nina Kiri of ''The Handmaid's Tale'') is abducted by a strange man who claims that a cult is hunting her. His goal is to protect her until sunrise but while restrained, she falls deathly ill. As her friends and family search for her, the source of her illness becomes more and more apparent. She's not sick…she's changing.


From Black Fawn Films, the award-winning and celebrated Canadian horror machine behind the Antisocial series, Bite, and Let Her Out, comes a film that's "part cabin-in-the-woods thriller, part psychological puzzle, and part demonic possession battleground" (iHorror).


Nina Kiri, Ry Barrett (Lifechanger), and Jorja Cadence star in The Heretics available on Demand November 6 and DVD January 5 from Uncork'd Entertainment.
 


THE HERETICS
On Demand November 6


Watch the trailer at
https://youtu.be/nn4scjk65kg

The Curse of La Llorona - Terrifying Teaser Trailer


Synopsis
La Llorona. The Weeping Woman. A horrifying apparition, caught between Heaven and Hell, trapped in a terrible fate sealed by her own hand. The mere mention of her name has struck terror around the world for generations. In life, she drowned her children in a jealous rage, throwing herself in the churning river after them as she wept in pain.  Now her tears are eternal. They are lethal, and those who hear her death call in the night are doomed. La Llorona creeps in the shadows and preys on the children, desperate to replace her own.  As the centuries have passed, her desire has grown more voracious…and her methods more terrifying.

The Curse of La Llorona, which is set for release in April 2019, is produced by Emile Gladstone, Gary Dauberman who brought you “IT” and the “Annabelle” franchises, and James Wan of “The Conjuring” Universe. Michael Chaves, who won Shriekfest’s Best Super Short Film in 2016 for “The Maiden,” makes his feature directorial debut.


Thursday, 18 October 2018

The Kid Who Would Be King - First Look Trailer


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

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

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Gina Rodriguez stars in 'Miss Bala' - Trailer revealed


Gloria (Gina Rodriguez) finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime.  Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength.

MISS BALA releases into UK cinemas February 8, 2019.


Tuesday, 16 October 2018

First poster for Dragged Across Concrete


Dragged Across Concrete is a 2018 American crime thriller film written and directed by S. Craig Zahler. The film stars Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles, Michael Jai White, Jennifer Carpenter, and Laurie Holden.

Two policemen, one an old-timer (Mel Gibson), the other his volatile younger partner (Vince Vaughn), find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics become the media's cause du jour. Low on cash and with no other options, these two embittered soldiers descend into the criminal underworld to gain their just due, but instead find far more than they wanted awaiting them in the shadows

First poster for Outlaw King


After being crowned King of Scotland, legendary warrior Robert the Bruce is forced into exile by the English and leads a band of outlaws to help him reclaim the throne.
Director: David Mackenzie

Ben Sharrock's Limbo has started shooting in The Outer Hebrides

LIMBO is the new feature film from writer / director Ben Sharrock, who picked up the prestigious Michael Powell Award for his debut feature Pikadero. The film began a five-week shoot on The Uists in the Outer Hebrides on October 15th.


LIMBO is produced by Irune Gurtubai (Pikadero) for Caravan Cinema alongside Angus Lamont ('71 and The Girl with All the Gifts) and is financed by Film4, Screen Scotland and the BFI. The executive producers are Julia Oh for Film4, Ross McKenzie for Screen Scotland and David Segal-Hamilton and Lizzie Francke for the BFI. Protagonist Pictures will look after international sales.


The cast is led by AMIR EL-MASRY (Jack Ryan, The State, The Night Manager) as Omar, alongside VIKASH BHAI as Farhad, OLA OREBIYI as Wasef and KWABENA ANSAH as Abedi. Sidse Babett Knudsen (Duke of Burgundy, Borgen) and Kais Nashif (Tel Aviv on Fire – Best Actor in the Horizons section of the Venice Film Festival 2018) join in supporting roles. LIMBO will also feature non-actors in small roles and as extras, including refugees who have made their home across Scotland and locals from the Outer Hebrides.


LIMBO is an offbeat observation of refugees waiting to be granted asylum on a fictional remote Scottish island. It focuses on Omar, a young Syrian musician who is burdened by the weight of his grandfather's oud, which he has carried all the way from his homeland. The idiosyncratic stylistic sensibilities of Sharrock's filmmaking style blend drama with melancholic absurdist humour, a tonal combination that created critical acclaim and a strong festival buzz for his and producer Irune Gurtubai's first feature Pikadero.

JOHNNY GRUESOME AVAILABLE ON DEMAND OCTOBER 16

Johnny Gruesome grants y'all a death wish this fall.


This October, Johnny Grissom returns for revenge.


High school students Eric Carter and Johnny Grissom are best friends. Johnny is a heavy metal rebel nicknamed "Johnny Gruesome" by his classmates. When Johnny is murdered while on a drunken joyride, his killer persuades Eric and Johnny's girlfriend to help him make the murder look like an accidental death. Johnny returns from the grave as a murderous, wisecracking zombie hell bent on revenge.


Based on the award-winning novel by Gregory Lamberson (Slime City, Killer Rack), who also directs, Johnny Gruesome stars Anthony De La Torre, Byron Brown II and Michael DeLorenzo. 


From Uncork'd Entertainment, Johnny Gruesome on VOD today


Watch trailer at
https://youtu.be/6swGnzMKEHo

Welcome to the Men’s Group - On-Demand November 9, 2018

An acclaimed all-star cast, including The Goldberg's Stephen Tobolowsky and Golden Globe Nominee Timothy Bottoms (The Last Picture Show), star in Welcome to the Men's Group – open to all from November 9.
 

One Sunday a month, eight men refrain from beer and football to sit in a circle where they share their personal issues, in the noble hope of becoming a bit more evolved than their fathers.


On this day, things do not go as planned when one member appears headed for a breakdown, and long-standing conflict and secrets threaten to destroy the trust between the men.
 

Largely inspired by the phenomenon of the "Men's Movement" of the past 30 years, Welcome to the Men's Group hails from director Joseph Culp and co-writer Scott Ben-Yashar. 
 

Welcome to the Men's Group is available on VOD from November 9 from Leomark Studios.
 

Directed by:
Joseph Culp


Cast:
Stephen Toblowsky, Timothy Bottoms, Mackenzie Astin, Joseph Culp, David Clennon


Check out the trailer on YouTube!
https://youtu.be/qP1GZsRzf20

Monday, 15 October 2018

DIRECTOR BRADLEY COOPER’S A STAR IS BORN SHINES AT THE UK BOX OFFICE

LONDON, UK, October 15, 2018 – Warner Bros. Pictures' A Star is Born takes Number 1 position at UK box office in its second weekend, earning the same amount as it did in its opening weekend.  It took £3,080m bringing it to a cume figure of £9,594m at 612 cinemas in the UK.  The much-anticipated cinematic love story, which marks the directorial debut of Bradley Cooper and stars Cooper and Lady Gaga, headed into the weekend with exceptional critical acclaim and enthusiastic social buzz, and is still going strong.


Josh Berger, President and Managing Director of Warner Bros. Entertainment UK, Eire and Spain, stated "A Star is Born is clearly resonating with audiences across the UK and Ireland and we couldn't be more thrilled. These terrific results are a testament to the talents of Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, and everyone involved in this unique and compelling film, and we congratulate them all on its tremendous success."


With A Star is Born, four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (American Sniper, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) makes his directorial debut, and also stars alongside multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga in her first leading role in a major motion picture.  The film also stars Andrew Dice Clay (Blue Jasmine), with Dave Chappelle (Chi-Raq) and Sam Elliott, whose nearly 50-year career includes standout performances in such films as Mask, Tombstone and, most recently, The Hero.


A Star is Born features original songs performed live during filming by Cooper and Gaga, who wrote a number of tracks together and in collaboration with such musical artists as Lukas Nelson, Jason Isbell and Mark Ronson. 


The film was 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 served as executive producers.  The screenplay was written by Oscar winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump) and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters.


Watch trailer at
https://youtu.be/8JIIV7ol2Vk

Sunday, 14 October 2018

New poster for High Life


High Life is a 2018 science fiction film written and directed by Claire Denis with Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche in the lead roles. It's Denis' first film in the English language and was co-written by her long-time collaborator Jean-Pol Fargeau and Geoff Cox.

Plot:A group of criminals are sent on an alternative energy finding mission in space. Monte, one of the criminals on board previously had a daughter, Willow, against his will through artificial insemination, but comes to love her as they near the end of their journey.
Initial release: 7 November 2018

New International Poster for Halloween


It's been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. Locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when his bus transfer goes horribly wrong. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the masked madman returns to Haddonfield, Ill. -- but this time, she's ready for him.

Friday, 12 October 2018

COMPETITION: Win Blue Iguana on DVD


Blue Iguana is out now on DVD
And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies to give away.

Synopsis
Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) is made an offer he can t refuse in this darkly-comic heist thriller full of guns, gangsters and... mullets! From the producer of Edge of Tomorrow. Ex-jailbirds, Eddie (Sam Rockwell) and Paul (Ben Schwartz; TVs Parks and Recreation), are on parole and work in a New York diner. Eddie is calm and confident, whereas, Paul is loud-mouthed and impulsive.

They're a team, but their lives are at a dead-end. That is, until English lawyer Katherine Rookwood (Phoebe Fox; Eye in the Sky) walks into their diner with an offer of a lifetime. Her plan: to take them to London in pursuit of a valuable gem called the Blue Iguana. Only one man stands in their way of the fabulous piece: the psychotic small-time crime boss Deacon Bradshaw (Peter Ferdinando; High Rise).

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Who stars as Eddie in Blue Iguana?

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Thursday, 11 October 2018

Interview with Charlie Samuels

Virgin Blacktop is filmmaker Charlie Samuel's visual diary – one that explores his youth, friendships and love of skateboarding. It is currently doing the festival route.


Why skateboarding and when did you discover it?

Because I immediately fell the first time I stepped on a skateboard - which got me hooked as I felt the pull of respect, then challenge. When the Wizards started skating in the 1970s we were considered social outcasts by the mainstream but to us we felt we had discovered this incredible device of self-expression, not unlike a guitar, that also had a tolerant social sub-culture. We were obsessed with skating — it was our first love. I slept with my first skateboard in 1976, the year of America's bicentennial.


And for those that haven't seen it, how would you describe the film?

VIRGIN BLACKTOP is an uplifting, funny and emotional 50-year time capsule of 9 lives about American unity amongst boys skating across boundaries to become men.


How long has the film been coming? Where did it all start?

Our crew had a reunion in 1994 so we built a skateboard ramp inside my apartment in Manhattan, New York City. The energy and camaraderie amongst us was so unusual and elated that I had to film it with my new Hi8mm video camera. I thought that, if the energy translated well I would cut it for one of my half-hour documentary TV shows on Manhattan Neighborhood Network. I then remembered that others had shot us on 8mm film back when the Wizards were competing in the 1970s so I was hoping that if I found any of it I could add that in too. Not only did I find all of it but the cinematographers, Gail Tipton, Carlos Cisneros, Rolf Taylor, Will Hammerstein and James Oursler were stylistically way ahead of their time - the footage was stellar! So I had to do it justice and bust it out of a half hour cable access show into a real movie. I think VIRGIN BLACKTOP communicates 99% of the feeling of what it is like to form your own community that lasts a lifetime.


Can you tell me about some of the folks you've interviewed for the film?

I mostly interviewed the other 8 Wizards for VIRGIN BLACKTOP - some over a half dozen times each over 20 years. They are all so incredibly different but they are gregarious characters who cemented their personalities because of the confidence and support we gave each other as we ushered ourselves through adolescence in the 1970s. You have to meet them!


Can you tell us where audiences can see it?

UPCOMING OFFICIALLY ACCEPTED FILM FESTIVALS FOR "VIRGIN BLACKTOP: a New York skate odyssey":
5. Mystic Seaport FF CT Saturday Oct 20 @3:45pm
6. Margaret Mead FF @ AMNH  New York, NY Sunday Oct. 21 @4:30pm
7. FilmColumbia FF Chatham NY  Sunday Oct. 28 @12:00pm       
8. YoFi FF Yonkers, NY.  Sunday Nov. 4th @4pm
9. Moments Festival Malaga SPAIN mid-November.
10. Helsinki Finland, 2019 dates unknown
11.Dunedin International film festival, Dunedin, FL Jan 12, 13, 2019

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Official New 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.