Friday 30 November 2018

Competition - Win The Heiresses on DVD


The Heiresses is released on Bluray on December 3rd

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 6 copies to give away.

Synopsis
Chela and Chiquita, both descended from deathly families in Asunción, Paraguay, have been together for over 30 years. But recently, their financial situations worsened, and they begin to sell off their inherited possessions. When their debts lead to Chiquita being imprisoned on fraud charges, Chela is forced to face a new reality, embarking on her own personal, intimate revolution.

Directed by: Marcelo Martinessi
Cast: Ana Brun, Margarita Irún, Ana Ivanova
Running time: 98 minutes

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Thursday 29 November 2018

Glass - New Poster



M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000's Unbreakable, from Touchstone, and 2016's Split, from Universal—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass. From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast. Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb's superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

Initial release: 18 January 2019 

Award-Winning Animated Film “Incredible Story of the Giant Pear” gets US release


This November, set sail for the adventure of a lifetime in a Dove-approved treat for all!

Prepare for giant laughs, giant adventure and giant thrills when The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear hits VOD!

An elephant named Sebastian and his best friend, Mitcho the cat, live in the cozy coastal village of Sunnytown. One day the beloved mayor of the village, JB, disappears! While fishing, Mitcho catches a bottle and in it is a message from JB, who says he is stranded on a mysterious island. They set out on the adventure of a lifetime to find this mysterious island and return home safely with JB.

Directed by Philip Einstein Lipski, Amalie Næsby Fick and Jørgen Lerdam, The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear is available on Demand November 13, 2018 and DVD January 1, 2019 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Cast:  Henrik Koefoed,  Alfred Bjerre Larsen
Genre: Animated
Distributor: Uncork'd Entertainment

Wednesday 28 November 2018

Tough Guy : The Bob Probert Story - Poster and Trailer


On July 5, 2010, legendary NHL tough guy Bob Probert collapsed on his boat on Lake St. Clair, near Windsor and died of a heart attack. He was only 45 years old.

Bob was on his third glass of coke and eighth pill of OxyContin that day. He’d routinely take the two together to deal with his aching body. Seventeen years as the NHL’s toughest enforcer had taken its toll. As the undisputed, “heavyweight champ,” he finished his career fifth in all time penalty minutes. He averaged 40 brutal, bare-knuckled hockey fights a year.

Bob’s death wasn’t all that surprising. He lived hard. Chain smoking, alcoholism, snorting cocaine even in a jail cell while under arrest, cavorting with nurses during his many trips to rehab.

 He said people always wanted to know, “Why do you struggle with drugs and alcohol?” He’d shrug off the ques, “I just got a little addicted to the fun.” But Bob’s life was often far from fun. In a rare moment of vulnerability, he wrote a letter to his disease while in rehab in 2003.

 “You have taken away my freedom to make healthy choices. You have taken away my valuable time from my wonderful wife Dani and my four kids. You have taken away my self-respect and dignity. You have turned me into someone I am not.”

The film features Bob Probert, Dani Probert, Joe Kocur, Tie Domi, Don Cherry, Jeremy Roenick, Chris Chelios, Stu Grimson, Sheldon Kennedy, Troy Crowder,  Steve Yzerman, Tony Twist, Ptr Klima, and Marty McSorely.

Tough Guy is based on the book Day’s real-life mother Kirstie McLellan Day wrote with the late Probert. Bob's wife, Dani is EP.

It's Geordie Day’s second hockey film. He co-directed Goalie, a film on former NHL goaltender Clint Malarchuk. This  year,  he  produced  Charles  Manson:  Final  words,  which  contained  the  last  ever  recorded  interviews  with  Manson.  The  film  aired  on  REELZ.

Tough Guy : The Bob Probert Story airs on Super Channel in Canada December 14th with a U.S release expected next year.



A Dog's Way Home - Poster and Trailer


A DOG'S WAY HOME stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Ashley Judd, Jonah Hauer-King, Alexandra Shipp, with Wes Studi and Edward James Olmos, and arrives in UK cinemas January 25th. 

A Dog’s Way Home chronicles the heartwarming adventure of Bella, a dog who embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human.

Funny Tweets Trailer - starring Andy Richter


Andy Richter (“Conan”), Alec Sulkin (‘’Family Guy’’) Matt Selman (‘’The Simpsons’’) Damien Fahey (‘’Family Guy’’) influencer Elijah Daniel and Danny Zuker (‘’Modern Family’’) feature in Funny Tweets, an enlightening and side-splittingly funny exploration of the 140-character laffer!

From director-producer Laurie McGuinness and writer Dan Duvall, Funny Tweets follows a cashier manager whose ‘Funny Tweets’ help him connect with Andy Richter and the writers of ‘’Family Guy’’ and “The Simpsons”.  Through interviews, they share how powerful a ‘Funny Tweet’ can be.

Available December 4th on digital from Upstream Flix.

The Official Film Chart - Week 4


Incredibles 2 enjoys a second week at Number 1 on the Official Film Chart.  The animated superhero movie faced tough competition from Mission: Impossible – Fallout which takes the highest new entry honours, through downloads only, at 3 (available on disc from 3rd December).  Starring Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson and Henry Cavill, the latest instalment in the enduring action series sees the IMF team race against time after a mission goes drastically wrong. Rising a couple of places, sandwiched between the two action films, is the year’s biggest seller to date, The Greatest Showman at 2.

The Dwayne Johnson fronted action-thriller Skyscraper performs an epic leap up five places to 4 this week thanks to the first week of physical disc sales.  Closing out the Top 5 is former Number 1 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom which slides two places to 5.

There’s a second new entry at 6 in the form of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation which enters the Top 10 on downloads alone (available on disc from 3rd December).  Last week’s highest new entry, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, falls to 7, whilst Christmas classic The Grinch (2000) slips to 8. Returning to the chart at 9 following its release on disc, is animated crime caper Sherlock Gnomes and rounding off the top 10 is Newt Scamander’s first outing, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them at 10.


This week’s Official Film Chart online show features a teaser of prehistoric shark thrill ride The Meg.  Starring Jason Statham, the film is available to download from 3rd December and on disc from 10th December.

The Official Film Chart – 28th Nov 2018
Pos
LW
Title
1
1
INCREDIBLES 2
2
4
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
3
NEW
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT
4
9
SKYSCRAPER
5
3
JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
6
NEW
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION
7
2
MAMMA MIA – HERE WE GO AGAIN
8
5
THE GRINCH
9
23
SHERLOCK GNOMES
10
6
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
© Official Charts Company. Chart shows the Official Film Chart for the week ending 24th November 2018



Tuesday 27 November 2018

New UK trailer and poster for Yen Tan's award-winning 1985 unveiled (out 20th Dec)



With Yen Tan's award-winning drama 1985 heading for UK cinemas and VOD on 20th December, the official UK trailer and poster have been unveiled. 


1985, directed by Yen Tan and starring Cory Michael Smith (Gotham, Carol), Virginia Madsen (Sideways; American Gothic); Michael Chilkis (The Shield; American Horror Story); Jamie Chung (The Gifted; Gotham).   


Synopsis:  
Texas, Christmas 1985. Adrian (Cory Michael Smith) is home for the first time in a long while.  Between is mother's fawning affections, his father's begrudging, stilted conversation and his only brother's cold shoulder, Adrian is all too aware of the impact of his absence had had on them.  He is determined to make this visit count, only he knows that the life built in New York City is crumbling apart.


Here's the official UK trailer: https://youtu.be/8BXUvtio4CM


Shot on film in atmospheric B&W, 1985 is set at one of the toughest times for the LGBT community during the early days of HIV/ AIDS crisis. As World AIDS Day is poignantly commemorated on 1st December, it's a timely reminder of the ongoing campaign to promote health awareness. Historically, it was the year when the miners supported Gay Pride in UK and when An Early Frost and Buddies were the first Hollywood films to address the growing AIDS crisis.


1985 has a bravura ensemble performance from a stellar cast that includes Cory Michael Smith (Gotham, First Man, Carol), Jamie Chung (Gotham, The Gifted), Michael Chiklis (Fantastic Four, American Horror Story, Gotham), Virginia Madsen (Oscar nominated for Sideways) and Bill Heck (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs).  The film won two awards at Iris Prize Festival for Best Feature and for Jamie Chung in Best Performance In A Female Role category, with L.A. Outfest awarding Outstanding Screenwriting to Yen Tan.  1985 is going to be a year you will never forget.

The Aftermath - New Poster and Trailer


THE AFTERMATH is set to open across the UK through Fox Searchlight Pictures on 1 March 2019. The film stars Academy Award®-nominee Keira Knightley (Colette, The Imitation Game, Atonement), Emmy Award®-winner Alexander Skarsgård (The Legend of Tarzan, Big Little Lies) and Jason Clarke (First Man, Zero Dark Thirty, Everest), and is directed by James Kent (Testament of Youth) with a screenplay by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse (Race), and Rhidian Brook, based on Brook’s novel of the same name.

THE AFTERMATH is set in post war Germany in 1946. Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision. They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower (Alexander Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.

THE AFTERMATH opens across the UK on 1 March 2019

Sunday 25 November 2018

GUILLERMO DEL TORO TO MAKE HIS ANIMATED FEATURE FILM DIRECTORIAL DEBUT AT NETFLIX WITH HIS LIFELONG PASSION PROJECT PINOCCHIO



Acclaimed Academy Award Winning Filmmaker Set to Direct, Write, and Produce Stop Motion Animated Musical


Hollywood, Calif. — Academy Award winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is making his animated feature film directorial debut at Netflix with his lifelong passion project, Pinocchio, which he will also write and produce as a stop motion musical. Pinocchio will be del Toro's first feature film since The Shape of Water, which garnered four Academy Awards last year, including for Best Director and Best Picture.


Del Toro has set his retelling of the classic tale of Pinocchio in Italy during the 1930s. This marks an expansion of Netflix's existing relationship with Guillermo del Toro, who created their Emmy award-winning television series DreamWorks' Trollhunters, the first installment of the DreamWorks' Tales of Arcadia trilogy. The next chapter, 3Below, is set to debut on December 21, 2018, followed by Wizards in 2019. He is also the creator of the upcoming Netflix series, Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight.


Pinocchio is a production of Guillermo del Toro, The Jim Henson Company (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance), and ShadowMachine (Bojack Horseman, The Shivering Truth), which will house the stop-motion animation production. Alongside del Toro, Lisa Henson, ShadowMachine's Alex Bulkley, Corey Campodonico, and Gary Ungar of Exile Entertainment will produce. Blanca Lista will co-produce. Also alongside del Toro, Patrick McHale (Over The Garden Wall, Adventure Time) will co-write the script, Mark Gustafson (Fantastic Mr. Fox) will co-direct, and Guy Davis will serve as co-production designer, taking inspiration from Gris Grimly's original design for the Pinocchio character. The film's puppets will be built by Mackinnon and Saunders (Corpse Bride). Netflix expects production on Pinocchio to begin this fall.


Quote from Guillermo del Toro: "No art form has influenced my life and my work more than animation and no single character in history has had as deep of a personal connection to me as Pinocchio. In our story, Pinocchio is an innocent soul with an uncaring father who gets lost in a world he cannot comprehend. He embarks on an extraordinary journey that leaves him with a deep understanding of his father and the real world. I've wanted to make this movie for as long as I can remember. After the incredible experience we have had on Trollhunters, I am grateful that the talented team at Netflix is giving me the opportunity of a lifetime to introduce audiences everywhere to my version of this strange puppet-turned-real-boy."


Quote from Melissa Cobb, Vice President of Kids and Family at Netflix: "Throughout his distinguished career, Guillermo has exhibited mastery in inspiring people through his magical worlds filled with unforgettable and magnificent characters, from the monsters in Pan's Labyrinth to the aquatic creature in The Shape of Water. We are incredibly excited to expand our relationship with Guillermo and we know that his deeply touching vision for bringing Pinocchio to life on Netflix will be embraced by audiences the world over."

Robin Hood - Movie Review


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.

Initial release: 21 November 2018 (USA)

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Chris Stuckmann reviews Robin Hood, starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson, Tim Minchin, Jamie Dornan. Directed by Otto Bathurst.

Saturday 24 November 2018

Mirai - Movie Review


A young boy named Kun feels forgotten by his family when his little sister Mirai arrives. Running away from home, Kun stumbles upon a magical garden that serves as a time-traveling gateway where he encounters his mother as a little girl and has a series of adventures with his baby sister who is all grown up, opening a new perspective on his world.

Initial release: 20 July 2018 (Japan)

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Chris Stuckmann reviews Mirai, starring Haru Kuroki, Moka Kamishiraishi, Gen Hoshino, Kôji Yakusho, John Cho, Rebecca Hall, Victoria Grace, Jaden Waldman. Directed by Mamoru Hosoda.

Friday 23 November 2018

THE LION KING Official Teaser Trailer (2019) New Disney Movie



From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau's all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Initial release: 19 July 2019 (USA)

Creed II - Movie Review


In 1985, Russian boxer Ivan Drago killed former U.S. champion Apollo Creed in a tragic match that stunned the world. Against the wishes of trainer Rocky Balboa, Apollo's son Adonis Johnson accepts a challenge from Drago's son -- another dangerous fighter. Under guidance from Rocky, Adonis trains for the showdown of his life -- a date with destiny that soon becomes his obsession. Now, Johnson and Balboa must confront their shared legacy as the past comes back to haunt each man.

Initial release: 21 November 2018

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Chris Stuckmann reviews Creed II, starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris, Russell Hornsby, Florian "Big Nasty" Munteanu, Andre Ward, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren. Directed by Steven Caple Jr.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Movie Review


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 wizarding world.
Release date: 16 November 2018

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Chris Stuckmann reviews Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Jude Law, Johnny Depp. Directed by David Yates.

Wednesday 21 November 2018

The Official Film Chart - Week 3


The Incredibles 2 climbs to the top spot on the Official Film Chart this week as physical disc transactions boost its sales to more than 183,000 copies for the week.  The sequel to Disney Pixar’s 2004 original animated superhero movie entered the chart at Number 2 last week on downloads alone.

This week’s highest new entry honours go to another sequel, with Mamma Mia!  Here We Go Again singing and dancing straight in at Number 2 on downloads alone (physical formats are available from 26th November).  This time superstar Cher and Lily James join the returning cast, including Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried and Julie Walters to belt out more ABBA hits on the sun-baked island of Kalokairi.  The first Mamma Mia film remains the biggest selling film on disc of all time in the UK.

Last week’s Number 1, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, falls to 3 with non-movers from 4 to 7 in The Greatest Showman, The Grinch, Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them and Solo – A Star Wars Story.  Avengers:  Infinity War rises one place to 8 as Skyscraper slides to 9 and Deadpool 2 returns to the top 10 at 10.

With the festive season fast approaching, a number of Christmas related titles make gains further down the chart with Will Ferrell’s perennial classic Elf just missing out on a place in the top 10 (11) and The Polar Express climbing into the Top 40 at 31 this week.

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

This week’s Official Film Chart online show features a teaser for Marvel’s Ant-Man And The Wasp starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily, which is available to download from 26th November and on disc from 3rd December.


Rose Glass' Saint Maud starring Morfydd Clark & Jennifer Ehle starts shooting



Principal photography has begun on Saint Maud, a psychological horror film that marks the feature debut of rising star writer/director Rose Glass.

Morfydd Clark (The Personal History of David Copperfield, Love & Friendship) plays Maud, a young religious private carer who becomes dangerously fixated with saving the soul of her glamorous patient Amanda (Jennifer Ehle – Zero Dark Thirty, The Miseducation of Cameron Post).

Saint Maud is produced by debut feature producer Oliver Kassman for Escape Plan Productions, alongside Andrea Cornwell (Apostasy, Suite Francaise). The film has been supported through development and is being co-financed by Film4 and BFI (using funds from the National Lottery). The executive producers are Mary Burke for the BFI Film Fund, and Sam Lavender and Daniel Battsek for Film4. The film shoots for five weeks in North London and Scarborough. Protagonist Pictures are handling worldwide sales.

“We’re thrilled to be part of Rose’s feature debut. We worked with Rose on her Channel 4 horror short and quickly wanted to take her to feature,” says Sam Lavender, Senior Commissioning Executive, Film4. “Her vision for the film is what has brought us all along for the ride and has put chills up our spines from the start. We can’t wait to see her and her terrific cast bring this story to life.”

Rose Glass graduated from the National Film and Television School in 2014. Her graduation short film Room 55 was selected for film festivals around the world including SXSW, Palm Springs and the BFI London Film Festival. Her other short films include Juliet, made in collaboration with Giorgio Armani, and Bath Time, commissioned by Film4 as one of the broadcaster’s ‘Moments of Horror’ horror shorts in 2015, which began her relationship with Film4’s creative team. She was named a Screen International Star of Tomorrow in 2018 and was selected to take part in the Guiding Lights mentoring scheme, with whom she is being mentored by Irish writer/director Carmel Winters. She is represented by Casarotto Ramsay.

“We love working with exciting debut filmmakers like Rose Glass and with Saint Maud we are convinced she will deliver an exceptional and unsettling psychological thriller”, adds Protagonist Pictures CEO Dave Bishop.

Rose Glass comments: “We have the most phenomenal cast, led by Morfydd and Jennifer. I am so excited to be setting out on this production with such fantastic collaborators and crew!”

The LEGO Movie 2 | Official Trailer 2


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

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


Tuesday 20 November 2018

Polterheist - Trailer


Synopsis:
In this “creepy and hilarious” British crime tale, two hapless small time criminals kidnap a psychic medium, forcing her to contact the gangster they murdered to find his buried cash. Racing against the clock with fear of reprisal from a psychotic gang boss, they accidentally unleash a demon hell bent on revenge.

Blending gangsters, supernatural horror and laced with dark humour, Polterheist is already generating rave reviews as one of the most original British movies of the year. The film is co-written and directed by David Gilbank and features a talented up-and-coming cast including Jamie Cymbal, Sid Akbar Ali, Jo Mousely and Pushpinder Chani.

Tribal Films presents the early DVD edition available now. On General Release from Early 2019.
Available exclusively from: http://www.tribal.film/polterheist/

The Cabin - Debut feature for Johan Bodell, is set for a North American premiere this December.


Swedish chiller The Cabin, the debut feature for Johan Bodell, is set for a North American premiere this December.

Young American couple, Rose (Caitlin Crommett) and Harry (Christopher Lee Page) are on their way to visit Harrys family cabin. Both as a nostalgic vacation and as a way to rekindle their relationship. But they’re not the only one that decided to visit the cabin this weekend... The vacation is quickly turned into a living nightmare for Rose and Harry as they meet a vicious sociopath, who invites them into a involuntary cat and mouse game. ​

The Cabin, scripted by Erik Kammerland and produced by Alec Trachtenberg of Coast ART Productions and KW Studios, takes you to the rural backwater of the Swedish summer, and on a ride you will never forget.

Available on VOD/DVD December 4 from High Octane Pictures.

Lifechanger - Poster and Trailer


The highly anticipated LIFECHANGER will be released in North America January 1, 2019, by Uncork’d Entertainment.

Drew has an identity problem. Every few days, has to shape-shift, or face a painful death. He has to find someone and make a copy. He takes everything: their looks, memories, hopes, and dreams. Their entire life. He becomes them, and they die horribly. Enter Julia, the object of Drew’s affection. How can he make things right when he’s never the same person for very long? How do you gain back trust when who you are keeps changing? Part psychological thriller, part body horror, Lifechanger follows one shape-shifters’ twisted quest to repair the damage he’s caused, while leaving a trail of bodies in his wake.

LIFECHANGER is written and directed by Justin McConnell, and produced by Avi  Federgreen and McConnell. Executive producers include James Fler, Andrew Thomas Hunt, Keith Leopard, Michael Paszt, Pasha Patriki, and Marvin Waxman. Produced by 9 Light Entertainment in association with Federgreen Entertainment and Unstable Ground. The film will be distributed by Raven Banner Entertainment and Uncork’d Entertainment.

Lora Burke, Jack Foley, Elitsa Bako, Sam James White, Steve Kasan, Rachel Vanduzer, Peter Higginson, Adam Buller, Brian Quintero, Mark Rainmaker, Ry Barrett, Michelle D'Allesseandro Hatt, Uche Ama, Daniel Faraldo, and Francesco Filice star.

LIFECHANGER on VOD 1/1/19.

I Am Paul Walker - Poster and Trailer


Timed with the fifth anniversary of Paul Walker’s tragic death, Virgil Films is releasing the new documentary I AM PAUL WALKER on 11/30.

I Am Paul Walker, a feature-length documentary film exploring the life and legacy of actor Paul Walker, will be released on November 30, 2018, the fifth anniversary of the actor’s tragic passing, by Virgil Films. A DVD will be released December 4, 2018.

The documentary, running approximately 30-minutes longer than the version broadcast on television earlier this year, features interviews with those who were closest to Paul, including Fast & Furious actor Tyrese Gibson and director Rob Cohen, director Wayne Kramer, family members Cody Walker, Caleb Walker, Ashlie Walker, Cheryl Walker, and Paul Walker III and close friends, Oakley Lehman, Dr. Michael Domeier and Manager Matt Luber.

Featuring interviews with those who knew Paul best - the Southern California native who cut his teeth as a child actor before breaking out in the blockbuster Fast and Furious movie franchise - both professionally and personally, along with an extensive personal archive of never-before-seen candid video and still photographs provided by family and friends of the late actor, I Am Paul Walker explores Paul’s private side in tandem with the highlights of his highly successful film career. His devotion to his family, his passion for surfing and auto racing, his commitment to marine biology and sharks, his dedication to humanitarian work through his NGO, Reach Out Worldwide, and his love for his family define the character of the man who starred in Fast & Furious, one of the most wildly successful film franchises of all time.

I Am Paul Walker, directed by Adrian Buitenhuis, releases on VOD 30th NOV 2018 and DVD 4th DEC 2018.

Visit www.iampaulwalker.com to preorder your copy now!

Aquaman - Final Trailer


From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role.  The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king.

The film also stars Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike XXL”) as Mera, a fierce warrior and Aquaman’s ally throughout his journey; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man 2”) as Vulko, council to the Atlantean throne; Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” films, “Watchmen”) as Orm/Ocean Master, the present King of Atlantis; Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables” films) as Nereus, King of the Atlantean tribe Xebel; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Netflix’s “The Get Down”) as the vengeful Black Manta; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Lion”) as Arthur’s mom, Atlanna; as well as Ludi Lin (“Power Rangers”) as Captain Murk, Atlantean Commando; and Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” “Green Lantern”) as Arthur’s dad, Tom Curry.

Crucible of the Vampire - in UK cinemas on 1 February 2019


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

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

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

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

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

Once Upon A Deadpool - Trailer


Once Upon a Deadpool is a remixed version of Deadpool 2, told by Reynolds’ Merc with a Mouth to actor Fred Savage. Consider this a PG-13 version of Reynolds’ superhero franchise, which is most notable for earning an R rating. Savage’s inclusion in the movie is described by 20th Century Fox as “an homage to Savage’s starring role in the 1987 bedtime-story classic The Princess Bride.”

“Fox has been asking for a PG-13 basically since the start in 2006,” Reynolds told Deadline. “I’ve said no since 2006. Now, this one time, I said ‘Yes’ on two conditions. First, a portion of the proceeds had to go to charity. Second, I wanted to kidnap Fred Savage. The second condition took some explaining.”

ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL releases nationwide on DECEMBER 11 - for one night only

Monday 19 November 2018

Best Vigilante Films


Fighting crime and taking the law into their own hands, vigilantes are some of the most kick-ass characters in film. To celebrate the release of action-packed Robin Hood, arriving in cinemas November 21, we’re taking a look at some of the best vigilante films, from John Wick to The Equaliser…

John Wick (2014)
John Wick definitely takes the law into his own hands, but for more personal reasons than others. When legendary assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) retires after marrying the love of his life, her sudden death leaves him in mourning. This is spirals out of control when a thug steals his prized car and kills the puppy that was a last gift from his wife. His inner assassin is then unleashed as he seeks revenge for his late wife.

The Equaliser (2014)
Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is a retired Marine and Defense Intelligence Agency operative who after promising his recently deceased wife that he would leave his old ways behind now lives a quiet life. Unable to sleep, McCall spends some nights reading in a diner when he meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a teenager who has been manhandled by the Russian mafia, and can’t help but come to her aid. The skills from his mysterious past soon become known, as McCall serves as an avenging machine, taking down anyone who threatens the helpless.

Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Starring Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx, Law Abiding Citizen follows the story of Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) a family man, whose wife and daughter are brutally murdered in a home invasion. When prosecutor Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx) is unable to securely convict the family’s killers he has no choice but to cut a deal with one of them in exchange for their testimony. Years later, the killer is found dead, at the fault of Shelton who hands himself in. But his revenge for this obstruction of justice doesn’t end there…

V for Vendetta (2005)
Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore, V for Vendetta is set in 2020 London following a World War, the country is police state occupied by a fascist government. The only form of justice seems to be a masked vigilante known only as V (Hugo Weaving) who uses terrorist tactics to fight the oppressors of this bleak world. During a run in with the police V saves a young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman), who becomes his unlikely ally, as they continue the fight against their oppressors.

Kick-Ass (2010)
Taking a more light-hearted approach at the vigilante genre, Kick-Ass is a new take on your average superhero movie. Teenager Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) plans to become a real life superhero, using his love for comics as inspiration. Dave makes a costume and names himself "Kick-Ass,", however on his first outing manages to get stabbed and then hit by a car. He then decides to join forces with the father/daughter vigilante team ‘Big Daddy and Hit Girl’ and another self-made hero called Red Mist to fight crime in the city together.

Robin Hood (2018)
Taron Egerton stars as the most famous vigilante of them all, the fearless Robin of Loxley. Robin is a war-hardened Crusader who, along with commander (Jamie Foxx), mounts an action-packed revolt against the corrupt English monarchy.

Robin Hood is out in cinemas November 21


Friday 16 November 2018

Stan & Ollie gets an exclusive Moments Worth Paying For Trailer


It’s time to don your bowler hat as Entertainment One have teamed up with the Industry Trust’s Moments Worth Paying For campaign to bring you an exclusive trailer for the spectacular, touching drama about the dazzling double act STAN & OLLIE.

Co-stars Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, who play homage to two of cinemas greats in the film, present the trailer discussing all the all the great reasons to enjoy going to the cinema. From comfy seats, to endless snack options, the duo decide it’s experiencing unforgettable moments all together that makes watching films worth paying for.

The Industry Trust’s consumer education campaign continues to deliver the core message – inspiring audiences to choose the big screen experience. Like the others in the Moments Worth Paying For series, the trailer directs audiences to the industry-funded film search engine, FindAnyFilm.com, which signposts legal content sources, so they can book, buy and watch at their convenience.

Entertainment One’s Stan & Ollie comes to UK cinemas on January 11, 2019.


Aquaman - New One Sheet Posters


From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role.  The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king.

The film also stars Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike XXL”) as Mera, a fierce warrior and Aquaman’s ally throughout his journey; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man 2”) as Vulko, council to the Atlantean throne; Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” films, “Watchmen”) as Orm/Ocean Master, the present King of Atlantis; Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables” films) as Nereus, King of the Atlantean tribe Xebel; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Netflix’s “The Get Down”) as the vengeful Black Manta; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Lion”) as Arthur’s mom, Atlanna; as well as Ludi Lin (“Power Rangers”) as Captain Murk, Atlantean Commando; and Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” “Green Lantern”) as Arthur’s dad, Tom Curry.

Experience the action early when AQUAMAN opens in cinemas nationwide, December 12, 2018.



Thursday 15 November 2018

Fighting with my Family - Official Trailer


IN THEATERS FEBRUARY 2019.

Based on a true story, FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY follows reformed gangster Ricky, wife Julia, daughter Paige and son Zak as they make a living wrestling together in tiny venues. When Paige and Zak get the opportunity to try out for WWE, the family grabs a once-in-a-lifetime chance to turn their wildest dreams into a dazzling future. However, brother and sister quickly discover that to become superstars, both their talent and their relationship will be put to the test.
FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY is a heartwarming and smart comedy that proves everything is worth fighting for when it comes to family.

Directed By: Stephen Merchant

Cast: Florence Pugh, Lena Headey, Nick Frost, Jack Lowden, Vince Vaughn, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Wednesday 14 November 2018

The Official Film Chart - Week 2


Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom proves the franchise is far from extinct as it dominates on the Official Film Chart.  Last week, it hit the Number 1 spot on downloads alone, and this week physical formats boost the title to stamp all over the competition with more than 250,000 combined sales this week.

The highest new entry comes from Incredibles 2 which dashes straight in at 2 on downloads alone (physical formats were available from 12th Nov). Also entering purely on downloads is Skyscraper starring Dwayne Johnson, which starts at 3 (physical formats will be available from 19th Nov).  The Greatest Showman slides to 4 and completing the top 5 is the return of 2000’s Christmas classic The Grinch.  The festive film, starring Jim Carey, has now sold more than 3 million copies since release and is boosted by a new animated Grinch film hitting the big screen last week, this time with Benedict Cumberbatch taking on Grinch duties.

It’s a magical reappearance for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, which enters at 6 helped by the next instalment in the series’, Crimes of Grindelwald, impending theatrical release.   The rest of the top 10 is made up of Solo – A Star Wars Story at 7, Sicario 2 at 8, Avengers: Infinity War at 9 and Ocean’s 8 at 10.

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

The Official Film Chart – 14th Nov 2018
01. JURASSIC WORLD - FALLEN KINGDOM
02. THE INCREDIBLES 2
03. SKYSCRAPER
04. THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
05. THE GRINCH
06. FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
07. SOLO - A STAR WARS STORY
08. SICARIO 2 - SOLDADO
09. AVENGERS - INFINITY WAR
10. OCEAN'S 8

© Official Charts Company. Chart shows the Official Film Chart for the week ending 10th November 2018

This week’s Official Film Chart online show episode also features a teaser for critically acclaimed action flick Mission: Impossible – Fallout which is available to download from 19th November.

Wheelchair Athletes Push Their Team Towards The Title While Responding To Adversity On And Off The Court


From director Shaina Allen, producer Michael Esposito, and Emmy Award-winning Executive Producers Nick Nanton and JW Dicks comes THE REBOUND – a feel good story about the Miami Heat Wheels and their quest for their first-ever NWBA Championship – to Digital HD November 20th.

Miami is a city known for its sports and diversity. For the Miami Heat Wheels it’s a city of opportunity, second chances, and a call to win against all odds. THE REBOUND is an insider’s look at the struggling wheelchair basketball team following a defeat at the national championships. In community supported wheelchair basketball programs across the nation, players push their way physically, mentally and emotionally through each season without the recognition or the resources of mainstream sports. Among the Heat Wheels, passion and drive are abundant, but the team’s dwindling checkbook threatens to cut short its attempt to take the national title.

Debut filmmakers Shaina Allen and Mike Esposito step deep inside the lives of three players as they endure and respond to adversity and fight their way to a second chance. Friends, family, and pride hang in the balance as these men find an extraordinary gift in the hand life has dealt. They hope for an education, a big break, and a new life. The cameras don’t stop when the players leave the court: the film follows them through the trials of daily life with a disability. With each victory, the players, and their team, get closer to the idea that anything is possible – and it’s all about how you rebound.

THE REBOUND is a production of Evergrain Studios in association with DNA Films.
More information can be found at the official movie website, www.reboundthefilm.com

Interview with Harry Locke IV - Director, THE CITY OF GOLD


Harry Locke’s latest film is The City of Gold, an action-adventure movie due for release in December. We caught up with the talented, amiable filmmaker to discuss his transition from making short fan-films to bonafide star-driven featues.


When did you come down with the filmmaking bug, Harry?

I was about 14 or 15-years-old when I first started dabbling with taking written word and committing it to screen. A couple of my high-school English teachers allowed us to experiment with doing book presentations outside of the usual three-page paper structure. So I got together with a small group of my friends, and we began shooting what were essentially short films to present to the class. I absolutely fell in love with the collaborative spirit of production, the decisions made in the editorial process, and the excitement of showcasing the finished work to an audience.


Had you had family or friends in the industry? 

My father was a Lab Technician in the steel industry, but he had great writing and communication abilities. My mother is a Registered Nurse, with some of the most creative sensibilities of anyone I have ever met. Even though I did not grow up entrenched with film industry folks around me, I thoroughly credit my parents with teaching me the building blocks I use in the filmmaking process.


Do you remember your first camera? 

I worked a part-time job at my local library to save enough money to buy a used Canon GL1 that had a ton of mileage on it and three very noticeable dead pixels, but I absolutely loved it. My friends and I used it to shoot a film called NOIR, which was a feature-length endeavour that showcased us running around the Chicagoland area as hit men that were part of a secret organization.


Most filmmakers, especially when they’re starting out, have to hold down another job at the same time – at least until one of their films hits big. Was that the case for you? 

Yes, and I have been fortunate that my “day-jobs” have been highly beneficial in furthering along my directing endeavours. I was hired by Ronald Blum to direct The City of Gold right around the time I graduated from film school and was heading into my first post-college gig as an editing instructor for a new film program. The program sent me to Maui, Hawaii to teach a week long intensive where I was connected with Tracy Bennett, Maui’s film commissioner. Tracy encouraged Ron and I to bring our production to Maui, and it was an interaction I would have never made had it not been for my job. Following principal photography, I found full-time employment as a colorist and online editor for Different By Design, an award winning post-production facility in Santa Monica. The owners assisted in giving my editor and I space to cut The City of Gold in the after hours when client work was completed.


How many films have you done? 

Since working at Different By Design, I have accumulated over 100 on-screen credits as either a colorist, online-editor, or post-production supervisor. Some of the films I have worked on include ICARUS, which won the 2018 Academy Award winner for Best Documentary and Sean Baker’s Tangerine, which was a breakout at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Having the opportunity to work closely with such acclaimed filmmakers really helped shape some of the decisions I made during the post-production process of The City of Gold. You learn all the things they don’t teach you at film school.


How did you get The City of Gold going? 

Robbie Allen, who plays the lead in The City of Gold, brought the project to my attention about a month prior to my graduation from the University of Southern California. Robbie and I had completed a John Constantine fan-film called, Hellblazer, which was enjoying moderate success online. Robbie shared the short film with Ronald Blum, who was impressed enough to consider me in bringing The City of Gold from script to screen. I met with Ron and his wife Devorah at a Cheescake Factory restaurant one evening, and we all instantly connected over the script and the desire to make an awesome movie. From that evening forward, we banded together and forged ahead in making the film a reality. 


Ronald Blum wrote the screenplay. Did you and Ronald share the same vision for the film or did you have to compromise here and there?

Ron had initially written the script almost 20 years ago, so there was a level of sanctity that I inherently placed in the material without him ever saying it. While I knew things would have to change here and there due to budgetary or technical reasons, I made it a key focus to make sure Ron’s vision was preserved and that he was satisfied with the final product that was created. I am eternally grateful to him, for giving a 25-year-old who was fresh out of film school, the opportunity to develop a script he had been nurturing for two decades.


How would you describe the movie to someone looking at renting it come December?

The City of Gold is a supernatural adventure/thriller that should make fans of Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider feel right at home with its blend of action, mystery, plot twists, and the pursuit of a long fabled treasure!