Monday, 30 December 2019

Competition: Win Rise of the Footsolider - The Ultimate Collection Parts 1-4 on DVD


Rise of the Footsolider - The Ultimate Collection Parts 1-4 [DVD] is released on 6th January 2020

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 2 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis
A collection of all four features from the 'Rise of the Footsoldier' series.

A gritty epic built around the real life Rettendon Range Rover murders in Essex, 1995.

In 'Rise of the Footsoldier' (2007) the innate ferocity of football hooligan Carlton Leach (Ricci Harnett) propels him into an escalating life of serious crime.

Over the course of three decades, Leach progresses from attack-dog hooligan to nightclub bouncer, before becoming involved with the ever-expanding drug scene - his passport into the criminal elite.

In 'Rise of the Footsoldier II' (2015) Carlton becomes increasingly paranoid over threats to his life. After his wife Denny (Coralie Rose) walks out on him, Carlton loses his job at the nightclub and considers abandoning his violent criminal lifestyle. But will he be able to leave it all behind so easily?

In 'Rise of the Footsoldier 3 - The Pat Tate Story' (2017) Craig Fairbrass plays notorious Essex gangster Pat Tate, portraying his life in the lead-up to his eventual death and his rise to criminal notoriety.

In 'Rise of the Footsoldier 4 Marbella' This time the boys are going international, with appearances from Jess Wright (TOWIE) and Conor Benn (professional boxer), alongside the original loveable-rogues Craig Fairbrass (Muscle), Terry Stone (Bonded by Blood), Roland Manookian (RocknRolla) amongst others.

Fresh out of prison, Pat Tate (Craig Fairbrass) steps right back into his Essex nightclub business. But although the money is good, he can't stop brooding about the man who had him put away. It's not long before he's off to Marbella to find Frank Harris and seek his revenge. But Harris is long dead and the middle-man Terry Fisher (Andrew Loveday) offers Pat the biggest drug deal of his life. Hammers, knives, crossbows and good old-fashioned fists are making their comeback in this iconic British crime thriller Rise of the Footsoldier 4: Marbella.

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WIN IT CHAPTER TWO ON BLU-RAY™


OWN IT ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD NOW, AND 4K STEELBOOK, 4K UHD, BLU-RAY™ AND DVD ON JANUARY 13

Pennywise wreaks terror on Derry once again for round two!

Evil resurfaces in Derry as director Andy Muschietti reunites the Losers Club in a return to where it all began with “IT Chapter Two,” the conclusion to the highest-grossing horror film of all time, on 4K Steelbook, 4K UHD, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Download.

The film is Muschietti’s follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed and massive global box office hit “IT,” which grossed more than $700 million worldwide. Both redefining and transcending the genre, “IT” became part of the cultural zeitgeist.

IT Chapter Two” stars James McAvoy (the “X-Men” movies, “Split,” “Glass”) as Bill, Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “Mama,” “Molly’s Game”) as Beverly, Bill Hader (TV’s “Barry,” “The Skeleton Twins”) as Richie, Isaiah Mustafa (TV’s “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”) as Mike, Jay Ryan (TV’s “Mary Kills People,” TV’s “Beauty and the Beast”) as Ben, James Ransone (TV’s “The Wire,” “Sinister”) as Eddie and Andy Bean (“Swamp Thing,” “Allegiant”) as Stanley. Reprising their roles as the original members of the Losers Club are Jaeden Martell (“St. Vincent,” “Midnight Special”) as Bill, Wyatt Oleff (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”) as Stanley, Jack Dylan Grazer (“Shazam,” TV’s “Me, Myself and I”) as Eddie, Finn Wolfhard (TV’s “Stranger Things,” TV’s  “Carmen Sandiego”) as Richie, Sophia Lillis (“Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase,” TV’s “Sharp Objects”) as Beverly, Chosen Jacobs (TV’s “Hawaii Five-O,”  TV’s “Castle Rock”) as Mike and Jeremy Ray Taylor (“Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween”) as Ben. Bill Skarsgård (“Deadpool 2,” “Allegiant”) returns in the seminal role of Pennywise.

Twenty-seven years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), he has returned to terrorize the town of Derry once more. Now adults, the Losers have long since gone their separate ways. However, people are disappearing again, so Mike (Isaiah Mustafa), the only one of the group to remain in their hometown, calls the others home. Damaged by the experiences of their past, they must each conquer their deepest fears to destroy Pennywise once and for  all... putting them directly in the path of the shape-shifting clown that has become deadlier than ever.

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IT Chapter Two is available on Digital Download now, and 4K Steelbook, 4K UHD, Blu-Ray™ and DVD on January 13.

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1. Closing date 12-01-20
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.
5. Competition open only to entries from the UK.

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Competition: Win Invasion Planet Earth on DVD


Invasion Planet Earth is released on December 30th.

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

Synopsis
After the death of his young daughter, Tom Dunn is a broken man. When his wife falls pregnant again, he cannot believe their luck. However, his joy is short lived, as on the very same day, the people of Earth become plagued with terrifying visions of the end of the world.

When a gigantic, all-consuming alien mothership appears in the sky and launches a ruthless attack on Earth’s cities, chaos and destruction follow!

Tom must find the strength and wisdom to save his wife and unborn child. However, first he must confront a shocking truth. A truth which threatens the key to the survival of the human race.

The ultimate war for Planet Earth is about to begin…

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Friday, 20 December 2019

Four Kids and It - First Look


Available on Sky Cinema and in cinemas Easter 2020

Introducing ‘It’ voiced by Sir Michael Caine

Based on the book by Jacqueline Wilson and starring Matthew Goode, Paula Patton and Russell Brand

Sky today announced a brand new addition to its Sky originals film slate, Four Kids and It. The film will be available on Sky Cinema the same day as its theatrical release at Easter.

Set on the beautiful Cornish coast, Four Kids and It is a fun-filled family adventure based on Jacqueline Wilson’s hugely popular children’s book, Four Children and It, where four kids embark on the ultimate journey to discover if a magical creature can really make all their wishes come true.  Featuring a star-studded cast including Sir Michael Caine (The Dark Knight, Kingsman: The Secret Service), Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey, A Discovery Of Witches), Paula Patton (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Precious) and Russell Brand (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get him to the Greek).
 
New couple Alice (Patton) and David (Goode) take their less than enthusiastic children on a family holiday to a Cornish cottage to meet each other for the first time.  The holiday takes an unexpected turn when, on the local beach, the kids discover a magical and very grumpy Psammead (Caine), a creature with the power to grant magical wishes.  Unfortunately, they also run into local aristocratic oddball Tristan (Brand), who wants to capture the Psammead for his own gain.  The ensuing adventure brings the new siblings together and helps them to accept their parents’ newfound happiness.

Thursday, 19 December 2019

Misbehaviour Trailer - Starring Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keeley Hawes & Lesley Manville


The film is directed by BAFTA winner Philippa Lowthorpe (Three Girls) and stars Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Greg Kinnear, Lesley Manville, Keeley Hawes, Rhys Ifans and Phyllis Logan.

A politically relevant, inspirational true story, the film skilfully combines humour with drama to celebrate all women, however they choose to navigate a male-dominated world:

In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope. At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers.  Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head.

The film was written by Rebecca Frayn and Gaby Chiappe, and produced by Suzanne Mackie and Sarah Jane Wheale. MISBEHAVIOUR is a Pathé, Ingenious Media, BBC Films, BFI presentation of a Left Bank Pictures production.

UK cinema release date: 13 March 2020

Running time: 1 hour 46 minutes

Spies In Disguise - Three Brand New Clips


Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is… not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can’t learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril. SPIES IN DISGUISE is an animated comedy set in the high-octane globe-trotting world of international espionage.

SPIES IN DISGUISE is coming to UK cinemas on 26 December.



Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - Movie Review by Chris Stuckmann


The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more as Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron's journey continues. With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle commences.

Release date: 19 December 2019 (United Kingdom)

Director: J.J. Abrams

Chris Stuckmann reviews Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, starring Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams. Directed by J.J. Abrams.

Helen Mirren presents Anne Frank: Parallel Stories


Oscar-Winning Helen Mirren tells the story of Anne Frank's life through the pages of her world-famous diary, a story that has made the tragedy of the Holocaust known to readers all over the world.

What would Anne’s life have been like had she survived Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen? What would have happened to the hopes and dreams she wrote about in her diaries? What could she have told us about persecution, about concentration camps? How would she have interpreted the reality of today, the rekindling of antisemitism and new racism?

This emotive telling is entwined with the stories of 5 Holocaust survivors ( Arianna Szörenyi, Sarah Lichtsztejn-Montard, Helga Weiss and sisters Andra and Tatiana Bucci) who shared Anne’s same fate of deportation, suffering and were denied their childhood and adolescence, but were fortunately able to go on and live the life that Anne was denied.

In addition to insight from historians and professors,  Martina, one of the thousands of teenagers who feel close to Anne guides the audience through some of the key places in Anne’s short life, as well as those of the survivors. She wants to know about the story of the Jewish teenager who became a symbol of the greatest tragedy to befall the 20th Century.  An evocative documentary which brings Anne’s tragic, yet incredible, story to life and explores why this story has become such a historic journal that holds such great relevance today.

Anne Frank: Parallel Stories can be seen in select cinemas from 27th of January. Participating sites can be found and tickets for the event booked via https://www.annefrankparallelstories.com


Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Little Joe - New Trailer and Poster


Alice, a single mother, is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. She has engineered a very special crimson flower, remarkable not only for its beauty but also for its therapeutic value: if kept at the ideal temperature, fed properly and spoken to regularly, this plant makes its owner happy. Against company policy, Alice takes one home as a gift for her teenage son, Joe. They christen it ‘Little Joe’ but as it grows, so too does Alice’s suspicion that her new creations may not be as harmless as their nickname suggests.


Written and Directed by Jessica Hausner

Starring Emily Beecham, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox


Top Gun: Maverick - New Trailer


After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late best friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.”

Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Jumanji: The Next Level - ASMR Trailer - At Cinemas Now


When Spencer goes back into the fantastical world of Jumanji, pals Martha, Fridge and Bethany re-enter the game to bring him home. But everything about Jumanji is about to change, as they soon discover more obstacles and more danger to overcome.

Release date: 13 December 2019 (United Kingdom)

Starring
Dwayne Johnson
Jack Black
Kevin Hart
Karen Gillan
Nick Jonas
Awkwafina
Alex Wolff
Morgan Turner
Ser'Darius Blain
Madison Iseman
Danny Glover
Danny DeVito

Threat Level Midnight (Full Movie EXCLUSIVE) - The Office US


After 11 years of preparation, Michael is ready to debut his action movie.

We present to you THREAT LEVEL MIDNIGHT

After secret agent Michael Scarn (played by Scott) is forced into retirement due to the death of his wife Catherine Zeta-Scarn, the President of the United States of America (played by Darryl Philbin) requests that he prevent Goldenface (played by Jim Halpert) from blowing up the NHL All-Star Game and killing several hostages. Scarn goes undercover and learns how to play hockey, killing another hockey player (played by Oscar Martinez) to make it into the game, but after confronting Goldenface, he is shot. He later recuperates but learns that the President was in on it all along. Depressed, he goes to a bar to drown his sorrows. The patrons of the bar sing a song called "The Scarn" which he danced to with his wife, which cheers Scarn up immensely. With his courage restored, Scarn is able to save the day and blow up Goldenface in the process.

Angels Fallen - Poster and Trailer


This January, the sky opens for an almighty battle between good and evil.

The Prophecy says that on January 14, 2020 Michael Madsen and Nicola Posener will see Angels Fallen.

After the tragic loss of his wife battling the forces of darkness, Gabriel (Houston Rhines, Criminal Minds) is persuaded to rejoin his former team of demon hunters traveling from relatively obscurity in America to the deep unknown regions of Europe. He is joined by his estranged best friend Michael (Michael Teh, Sleepy Hollow) who harbors a dark secret, the mystical Hannah (Posener, Mythica: The Necromancer) whose visions predict the future, and a motley crew of demon slayers. After losing part of his team Gabriel must confront his tragic past and decide who really is friend or foe.

From director Ali Zamani and writer Amanda Barton, and from the producers of The Ouija Exorcism and The Demonologist, comes the most frightening new action-horror release of the new decade, Angels Fallen.

See Michael Madsen, star of Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and Sin City, in Angels Fallen – only on DVD and Digital January 14, 2020 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

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Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Trailer & Poster for new British Sci-Fi thriller - Invasion Planet Earth


From Munro Films and Lightbulb Film Distribution we have the Trailer and Poster for their latest Sci-Fi thriller, Invasion Planet Earth.

"After the death of his young daughter, Tom Dunn is a broken man. When his wife falls pregnant again, he cannot believe their luck. However, his joy is short lived, as on the very same day, the people of Earth become plagued with terrifying visions of the end of the world.


When a gigantic, all-consuming alien mothership appears in the sky and launches a ruthless attack on Earth’s cities, chaos and destruction follow!

Tom must find the strength and wisdom to save his wife and unborn child. However, first he must confront a shocking truth. A truth which threatens the key to the survival of the human race.

The ultimate war for Planet Earth is about to begin…"

Invasion Planet Earth will be available on Digital Download from 16th December here & on DVD from 30th December here


Inner Ghosts - Coming January 2020


A frightening new horror experience for a new decade, Inner Ghosts from writer/director  Paula Leite, on DVD and Digital January 2020.

If ghosts can think and remember who they are, then the physical brain is not the only place where we store our inner selves. Helen is asked to train two young women into the art of communicating with the dead. But Helen's days as a medium are long gone. In fact, she gave up that life 15 years ago when she lost her daughter. Today Helen is a different woman dedicated to her career in brain research. Things start to change when a visit from the other side offers her the design of a device that can do amazing things. But to everything there is a risk.

Celia Williams, Elizabeth Bochmann, and Iris Cayatte star in a blood-curdling excursion into fear, Inner Ghosts premieres on DVD and Digital January 7, 2020 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Monday, 9 December 2019

Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Official Trailer


Everything happens for a reason. Watch the new trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife in theaters next summer.

From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman, comes the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe. In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. The film is written by Jason Reitman & Gil Kenan.

Directed by: Jason Reitman
 
Written by: Gil Kenan & Jason Reitman
 
Based on the 1984 film “Ghostbusters”  
An Ivan Reitman film written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis

Wonder Woman 1984 – Official Trailer


Wonder Woman 1984 (also marketed as WW84: Wonder Woman) is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Wonder Woman, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is a sequel to 2017's Wonder Woman and is the ninth installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). The film is directed by Patty Jenkins, from the script she wrote with Geoff Johns and David Callaham, from the story written by Johns and Jenkins.

It stars Gal Gadot in the title role, with Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright, and Connie Nielsen in supporting roles. It is the fourth live-action theatrical film featuring the title character, following Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Wonder Woman and Justice League (2017); it will be the second full-length feature film centered around the character.

Wonder Woman 1984 is scheduled to be released in the United States by Warner Bros. Pictures in RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema, IMAX and IMAX 3D on June 5, 2020.



In 1984, Diana Prince comes into conflict with two formidable foes: Maxwell Lord and the Cheetah.


Sunday, 8 December 2019

Free Guy - Official Trailer


In the open world video game Free City, an amalgamation of Grand Theft Auto and Fortnite, Guy (Reynolds) is a non-player character (NPC), working as a bank teller. Thanks to code developed by programmers Milly (Comer) and Keys (Keery) inserted into Free City by the publisher Antoine (Waititi), Guy becomes aware of his world being a video game, and takes steps to make himself the hero, creating a race against time to save the game before the developers can shut it down.

Coming to Cinemas Summer 2020

Directed by: Shawn Levy

Written by: Matt Liebman

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and Taika Waititi

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Weathering with You - Movie Review by Chris Stuckmann


The film is set in Japan during a period of exceptionally rainy weather and tells the story of a high school boy who runs away to Tokyo and befriends an orphan girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather.

The film was produced by CoMix Wave Films, Genki Kawamura, and Story Inc., and the music was composed by Radwimps.

Release date: 17 January 2020

Chris Stuckmann reviews Weathering with You, starring Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori, Sei Hiraizumi. Directed by Makoto Shinkai.


Thursday, 5 December 2019

GREED - Official Trailer - At Cinemas Feb 21


The Devil is in the Retail, Greed starring Steve Coogan, David Mitchell and Isla Fisher. At Cinemas February 21.

GREED tells the story of self-made British billionaire Sir Richard McCreadie (Steve Coogan), whose retail empire is in crisis. For 30 years he has ruled the world of retail fashion – bringing the high street to the catwalk and the catwalk to the high street – but after a damaging public inquiry, his image is tarnished. To save his reputation, he decides to bounce back with a highly publicised and extravagant party celebrating his 60th birthday on the Greek island of Mykonos. A satire on the grotesque inequality of wealth in the fashion industry, the film sees McCreadie’s rise and fall through the eyes of his biographer, Nick (David Mitchell).


MULAN - 2020 New Trailer


Acclaimed filmmaker Niki Caro brings the epic tale of China’s legendary warrior to life in Disney’s “Mulan,” in which a fearless young woman risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known.

When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honoured warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honoured warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father. “Mulan” features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”

“Mulan” arrives in UK cinemas next Spring.

2050 - "Customize your lover" - Trailer and Poster


Princeton Holt’s award-winning, satiric comic fantasy “2050” will be released On Demand and DVD this January from Uncork’d Entertainment. The film, lauded by critics as “stylish and thoughtful” *and “as sharp and well produced as any film I’ve seen in theaters this year”** , will also screen day-and-date in select theaters.

"2050" tells the story of a married video game developer who is introduced to a warehouse that customizes androids for human companionship. Dean Cain (“Supergirl”) plays the role of Maxwell, the mastermind behind the warehouse. Along with Cain, the film stars a strong ensemble of actors including David Vaughn, Irina Abraham, Devin Fuller, Stefanie Bloom, Stormi Maya, Jace Nicole, Shannone Holt, Hope Blackstock, and more.

The satiric comic fantasy was produced by David Vaughn (who also plays Michael Greene), Princeton Holt (who also directed), Chris Riquinha (who also plays David), and Brian Ackley (who also wrote the screenplay).

“2050” has won 10 awards, so far mostly for the performances and cinematography.

Available on Demand and DVD January 14 from Uncork’d Entertainment. Also screening in select theaters day-and-date.

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

James Bond 007 - 'No Time to Die' Trailer


Daniel Craig is back as 007 for one last time in James Bond's 25th big screen outing, in theaters on April 10, 2020.

James Bond has left active service when his friend, the CIA officer Felix Leiter, enlists his help in the search for a missing scientist. When it becomes apparent that the scientist was abducted, Bond must confront a danger the likes of which the world has never seen before.

Cast:
Daniel Craig as James Bond, agent 007.
Rami Malek as Safin.
Ralph Fiennes as M.
Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny.
Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner.
Léa Seydoux as Dr. Madeleine Swann.
Ben Whishaw as Q.
Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter.
Ana de Armas as Paloma.
Lashana Lynch as Nomi
David Dencik as Waldo

Richard Jewell - Movie Review by Chris Stuckmann


American security guard, Richard Jewell, heroically saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is unjustly vilified by journalists and the press who falsely report that he was a terrorist.

Release date: 31 January 2020

Chris Stuckmann reviews Richard Jewell, starring Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde, Paul Walter Hauser. Directed by Clint Eastwood.


Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Interview with Jasper Cole - (MacGruber, The Purge Anarchy, American Horror Story)


Legendary movie ‘villain’ Jasper Cole (MacGruber, The Purge Anarchy, American Horror Story) on why his look lends so well to ‘nasty’ roles and playing a desert rat in his new film Anyone Home?


Guess it goes without saying, since you’ve won awards for those turns, but you make for one heck of a villain Jasper!  Is it funner playing the bad guy?

I love playing the bad guys. It took me YEARS to get type cast and to be on a LIST of any kind so I'm forever grateful. I always try to bring my own twist to these roles. I like to bring humor and sarcasm to the bad guys if I can, which is closer to my real personality.


Do you have a favorite part?

That’s a tough one. I have favorite parts in different genres. In theatre my favorite role was playing "Harold" in the classic BOYS IN THE BAND which I did in 2000 in LA. On film, there have been so many great roles but one of my favorites will always be ZEKE PLESHETTE in MACGRUBER. It was a big break for me ten years ago and it opened lots of doors in my career. On the TV side, wow...it's like SOPHIE'S CHOICE lol trying to pick a favorite. More recently, it would be playing "Jacque De Leon" on TRAINING DAY opposite the iconic Bill Paxton in one of his last roles. On the comedy side it would be playing "The Oolong Slayer" on BROOKLYN NINE-NINE opposite SNL alum Andy Sanberg and the amazing Andre Baugher.


Do you find that you’re regularly hired to play a certain type? And is that usually a villain – like the one you played in “MacGruber” and “The Purge : Anarchy”?

Yeah it has a lot to do with my LOOK. I bring a certain intensity and severity on screen with my face and hair and beard so it lends itself to these Villainous roles. Thankfully, casting director and Producers now know me in these roles so I'm blessed to be in a great group of fellow character actors whose work I greatly admire. I'm just always grateful to be in the mix at all.


TV seems to be a lot of your bread-and-butter. Is that where the gold is these days, too, material-wise?

TV has always been my goal as an actor. When I moved here in 1987 I was hyper focused on comedy and always thought sit-coms would be my career path lol and here I am now as "Hollywood's Bad Guy" playing Serial killers, Drug addicts/dealers, Homeless characters and villains. Tell God you're plans, right? I love the steady schedule and pace of a series. My dream job would be to be part of an ensemble TV series and then do Theatre when I can. I'm dying to get back to the stage. I used to do at least one play a year and it's been over 7 years now.


But you’re still a big supporter of independent film, too - - tell us about the latest film, “Anyone Home”, its part horror film – part female empowerment piece, right!?

I'm so proud of ANYONE HOME? and the great response it's getting from audiences. Bravo to Writer/Director/Producer Patrick Cunningham and Co-Writer/Producer William Frank for the amazing work they did on this film and for the incredible cast and crew they assembled. It was a true labor of love for all of us and it took quite a long time for this film to finally come out but it's well worth the wait. Thanks to caster Kendra Patterson for offering me the role of WALKER, a desert Rat living off the grid in his RV, who stumbles into a situation that goes from bad to worse very quickly, It’s very timely and is a look into Mental Illness, The Opioid Crisis, the housing crash and the lack of affordable housing for people especially single Mothers. It shines a light on today's society and how it's all about THE HAVE AND THE HAVE NOTS. No real middle class anymore.


Monday, 2 December 2019

Competition: Win The Amazing Mr Blunden - Limited Edition Blu-ray


The Amazing Mr Blunden - Limited Edition is released on December 9th.

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 2 copies on Blu-ray to give away.

Synopsis
Lauded by Mark Kermode as one of his Top 20 Children’s Films in The Observer, The Amazing Mr Blunden is set for a brand-new Limited Edition Blu-ray release courtesy of Second Sight in time for Christmas.

Adapted from Antonia Barber’s novel The Ghosts by celebrated director Lionel Jeffries (The Railway Children) who also helms this mesmerising family classic, The Amazing Mr Blunden arrives in a stunning collector’s edition, with a brand-new scan and restoration and rigid slipcase with new artwork by Rich Davies. It includes Barber’s original out-of-print source novel exclusively reproduced for this release, a soft cover book with new essays by new essays by Kevin Lyons and Kim Newman, plus a reversible poster with new and original artwork.

The slew of special features includes audio commentaries and cast interviews, an exclusive new interview with famous fan Mark Gatiss and much more, please find full details attached. It will be released on 9 December 2019.

The mysterious but kindly solicitor Mr Blunden visits Mrs Allen and her young children, offering her the position of caretaker at a derelict country mansion. More surprises are in store when the children encounter the ghosts of two former young residents and find themselves transported back in time to help their new friends right a 100-year-old wrong.

Starring Laurence Naismith, Lynne Frederick, Garry Miller, Rosalyn Landor, Marc Granger, Madeline Smith and Stuart Lock, The Amazing Mr Blunden is the perfect nostalgic treat for the whole family.

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For your chance to win just answer the question below.

COMPETITION CLOSED

Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 16-12-19
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Revenge thriller NOTHING MAN - Daniel Hall is a homeless man out to catch a killer


From director Stephen Gallacher, and in the tradition of Hard Target and The Most Dangerous Game, comes the nail-biting crime thriller Nothing Man.

Available January 14 2020 on DVD and Digital, the film stars Daniel Hall as Noam, a frightened amnesiac who has taken himself away from society, living life as a homeless man. When his only friend is murdered in cold blood, Noam sets out in search of justice and truth, but at the cost of unlocking his own checkered past.

Jennifer Jordan, Ric Vince and Tony Goodall co-star in a Stephen Gallacher film, out 1/14 from High Octane Pictures.

Friday, 29 November 2019

Trailer - Agent Jade Black - Starring Katie Burgess


Stephen Gallacher’s homeless hero out for payback in NOTHING MAN

She’s back in black!
Katie Burgess, star of The Jurassic Games, returns to the battlefield in Agent Jack Black, writer/director Terry Spears’ electrifying new action-thriller coming January 2020.

Atomic Blonde meets La Femme Nikita in a new film from High Octane Pictures and visionary new filmmaker Terry Spears.

Rescued from the international sex trade as a young girl and trained as a secret government assassin, Jade Black must go after a rouge former agent with the same background who has developed a biological weapon and plans to unleash it on the world, starting with the wealthy and powerful men behind the very same human trafficking operation they were both rescued from years earlier.
Connie D Franklin, Sydney Flack, Luke Wycoff, and Rane Thomason join rising screen siren Katie Burgess in the first great action ride of the new year, Agent Jade Black!

Agent Jade Black on DVD and On Demand January 7, 2020.
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IMAX Exclusive Art – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


Today, IMAX has revealed its exclusive artwork for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, debuting in IMAX cinemas from 19 December 2019. The final chapter in the Skywalker saga will conclude the epic struggle between light and dark, Rey and Kylo Ren, and the Resistance and the First Order.

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

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker | Featurette

Thursday, 28 November 2019

People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan starts shooting


Production is underway on the highly anticipated feature film adaptation of two-time Bafta winning BBC comedy series, People Just Do Nothing.

After five seasons of the cult mockumentary series on BBC and Netflix, People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan has commenced shooting in Japan and the UK for six weeks and will be released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland in August 2020.

People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan stars Allan Mustafa (MC Grindah), Hugo Chegwin (DJ Beats), Asim Chaudhry (Chabuddy G), Steve Stamp (Steves), Dan Sylvester (Decoy), Lily Brazier (Miche), Hitomi Souno (Miki) and Ken Yamamura (Taka).

Since the end of their pirate radio station, life has been quiet for the Kurupt FM boys, but everything is about to change. News reaches them that one of their songs has been used on a popular game show in Japan. They've made it! Their music is reaching hundreds of thousands of people! It's finally time for them to enjoy the fame and fortune that they've always known they deserved. Chabuddy G steps excitedly back into his management role as Grindah, Beats, Steves and Decoy begin their journey to international stardom... But is Japan really ready for Kurupt FM?

People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan is written by Steve Stamp and Allan Mustafa, with additional material by Asim Chaudhry, Hugo Chegwin and Lily Brazier. The film is directed by Jack Clough (People Just Do Nothing, Skins) and produced by Claire Jones (Ghost Stories, The Festival) and Tim Sealey for Roughcut.


Tuesday, 26 November 2019

In the Line of Duty! - New Trailer


Buckle up for against-the-clock action as Aaron Eckhart stars in the explosive real-time thriller In the Line of Duty!
 
In the Line of Duty finds disgraced cop Frank Penny (Aaron Eckhart) on a rogue mission of redemption to find the Chief of Police’s abducted daughter. Trapped in a box that’s slowly filling with water, time is running out for the innocent captive, and Frank’s chances of rescuing her is quickly ebbing away…
 
With the girl’s chances of survival already slim, Penny makes a fatal mistake and kills the twisted abductor, eliminating their only lead as to the girl’s whereabouts. Now joined by ambitious reporter Ava (Courtney Eaton) who is live streaming the search, all hell breaks loose when the dead abductor’s brother (Ben McKenzie) arrives on the scene with a bloody thirst for revenge…
 
In the Line of Duty stars Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Ben McKenzie (Gotham, The OC) and Courtney Eaton (Mad Max: Fury Road). Directed by Steven C Miller (Escape Plan II, Marauders), written by Jeremy Drysdale and from the producer of Sicario and John Wick.

Signature Entertainment presents In the Line of Duty in Cinemas and on Digital HD 3 January 2020


Get ready for full throttle thrills and intense action in The Courier this December!


Get ready for full throttle thrills and intense action in The Courier this December!
 
Set against a gritty London backdrop, Olga Kurylenko plays a tough motorbike courier whose delivery is interrupted when she discovers one of the packages she's transporting is a bomb. The gas bomb she's carrying is set to kill Nick Murch (Amit Shah, Final Score), the only witness able to testify in Washington DC against ruthless crime lord Ezekiel Mannings (Gary Oldman, The Dark Knight).
 
As the British Police and FBI scramble to try and deal with the mess, the mysteriously well-trained and equipped courier teams up with unlikely partner Nick to evade Mannings' heavily armed goons and make sure that justice is delivered.
 
Also starring Dermot Mulroney (Homecoming), William Moseley (Narnia) and Alicia Agneson (Vikings). From the producer of Darkest Hour. Directed by Zackary Adler.

Signature Entertainment presents The Courier in Cinemas and on Digital HD 20 December 2019


Women of Mafia and Women Mafia 2 - Coming to VOD


Patryk Vega’s smash-hit Women of Mafia tells the story of Bela (Olga Boladz), a former police officer, tasked with infiltrating a notorious criminal drug ring by the ABW (Poland’s counter-intelligence agency). For her mission to succeed, she must infiltrate this depraved and dangerous underworld, risking her own life in the process. The second highest performing film at the Polish box office in 2018, Women of Mafia has earned huge commercial success from its brutal and uncompromising gangland story.
 
The Women of Mafia are back in this ultraviolent sequel. After taking control of the mob empire, Daria’s (Agnieszka Dygant) notorious gang prepares for the largest smuggling operation in Poland’s history: importing one ton of cocaine from Colombia. But when the shipment mysteriously disappears, the cartel sets out on a violent rampage. Packed full of jaw-dropping moments, Women of Mafia 2 was unleashed in UK cinemas this year and was termed ‘genuinely shocking’ by The New Statesmen.

Cert: 18 (TBC)
Polish Film Club presents Women of Mafia and Women Mafia 2 on demand 16 December 2019

Amazon VOD - Women of Mafia (Kobiety Mafii)
Amazon VOD - Women of Mafia 2 (Kobiety Mafii 2)

StarDog and TurboCat - Poster and Trailer


An exciting new venture from award-winning studio Red Star 3D, StarDog and TurboCat - a fully UK-produced family animation with a huge star voice cast - hits UK cinemas this December!
 
Introducing the world to a new pair of loveable superheroes, Luke Evans, Nick Frost, Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy star in this hilarious, feel-good adventure - a tale of friendship, heroism and belief in the human capacity for good that guarantees to keep the whole family entertained this Christmas.
 
Launched into space by his scientist owner in 1969, loyal dog Buddy (Nick Frost) crash lands in the present-day in a small town where pets are ruthlessly rounded up by animal-hating cop Peck. Desperate to be reunited with his owner, Buddy recruits genius millionaire cat Felix (Luke Evans) to help him on a madcap adventure across town. But when they encounter rabbit Cassidy (Gemma Arterton) and her misfit organisation of animal rights activists G.U.A.R.D., Buddy and Felix are forced to confront Peck and become the heroes they need to be…
 
StarDog And TurboCat stars Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast), Nick Frost (Horrible Histories: The Movie, Hot Fuzz), Gemma Arterton (Their Finest, Clash of the Titans) and Bill Nighy (Love Actually), and is directed by Ben Smith.

Kaleidoscope Entertainment presents StarDog and TurboCat in Cinemas Nationwide 6 December 2019

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THE PARTY'S JUST BEGINNING (Karen Gillan) - Cinemas 1 December, Digital 11 December 2019


The Party’s Just Beginning is a darkly humorous and moving coming-of-age story from debut director Karen Gillan (Jumanji, Doctor Who, Avengers: Endgame).
 
In the bleak Scottish winter, witty and sarcastic Liusaidh (Karen Gillan) is spiralling into a reckless, drunken, mid-twenties crisis. Filling her days and nights with casual joyless sex, junk food and a belief in ‘the power of positive drinking’ she’s plagued by visions of her best friend Alistair (Matthew Beard) throwing himself from a bridge. With bittersweet memories of the time spent with her friend, Liusaidh struggles to connect with anyone until a chance encounter with a stranger from out of town (Lee Pace).
 
Tackling a range of mental health and gender issues with a jet-black streak of Scottish humour, Karen Gillan crafts a bold, challenging and finely observed comedy-drama in this must-see debut work.
 
The Party’s Just Beginning is written and directed and stars Karen Gillan. Co-starring Lee Pace (The Hobbit series), Matthew Beard (The Imitation Game) and Paul Higgins (Victoria and Abdul).

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The Whistleblower - Poster and Trailer - This new Chinese action thriller is in UK & ROI cinemas 6th December


Synopsis:
From the acclaimed producer of global hits Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Lust, Caution, The Whistleblower is the new, must-see action-thriller of the year.

When a devastating natural disaster and mysterious plane crash both point to a major cover-up between global energy conglomerates, two reluctant heroes are forced on the run, fleeing danger at every turn, to expose a horrific truth. Only by working together and staying alive can they uncover an international conspiracy, which may cost them everything they hold dear.

With high tension, thrilling action and stunning visual effects, The Whistleblower stars Tang Wei (Dragon, Lust, Caution) and Lei Jiayin (The Wandering Earth, Brotherhood of Blades II), and is the must-see action spectacle of the year.

Cine Asia presents The Whistleblower in UK & ROI cinemas from 6th December 2019

Monday, 25 November 2019

Trolls World Tour - Official Trailer and Character Posters


Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return in an all-star sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s 2016 musical hit: Trolls World Tour. In an adventure that will take them well beyond what they’ve known before, Poppy (Kendrick) and Branch (Timberlake) discover that they are but one of six different Troll tribes scattered over six different lands and devoted to six different kinds of music: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock. Their world is about to get a lot bigger and a whole lot louder.


A member of hard-rock royalty, Queen Barb (Rachel Bloom), aided by her father King Thrash (Ozzy Osbourne), wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme. With the fate of the world at stake, Poppy and Branch, along with their friends — Biggie (James Corden), Chenille (Caroline Hjelt), Satin (Aino Jawo), Cooper (Ron Funches) and Guy Diamond (Kunal Nayyar) — set out to visit all the other lands to unify the Trolls in harmony against Barb, who’s looking to upstage them all.


Cast as members of the different musical tribes is one the largest, and most acclaimed, groups of musical talent ever assembled for an animated film. From the land of Funk are Mary J. Blige, George Clinton and Anderson .Paak. Representing Country is Kelly Clarkson as Delta Dawn, with Sam Rockwell as Hickory and Flula Borg as Dickory. J Balvin brings Reggaeton, while Ester Dean adds to the Pop tribe. Anthony Ramos brings the beat in Techno and Jamie Dornan covers smooth jazz. World-renowned conductor and violinist Gustavo Dudamel appears as Trollzart and Charlyne Yi as Pennywhistle from the land of Classical. And Kenan Thompson raps as a hip-hop newborn Troll named Tiny Diamond.


Trolls World Tour is directed by Walt Dohrn, who served as co-director on Trolls, and is produced by returning producer Gina Shay. The film is co-directed by David P. Smith and co-produced by Kelly Cooney Cilella, both of whom worked on the first Trolls. Trolls World Tour will also feature original music by Justin Timberlake, who earned an Oscar® nomination for his song for 2016’s Trolls, “Can’t Stop the Feeling!,” and a score by Theodore Shapiro (2016’s Ghostbusters, The Devil Wears Prada).

Trolls World Tour will be released in UK cinemas on 20th March 2020

Competition: Win Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound on DVD


Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound [2019] is out now on DVD.

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 2 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis
An incredible look at how sound is used in the filmmaking process and features notable film personnel including sound designers Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The Godfather) Ben Burtt (Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark) and Gary Rydstrom (Saving Private Ryan, Toy Story). Directors such as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, David Lynch, Barbra Streisand, Sofia Coppola, Christopher Nolan and Ryan Coogler also feature.


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For your chance to win just answer the question below.

Who is the director of Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound?

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

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1. Closing date 09-12-19
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

Competition: Win Anna and the Apocalypse on Blu-ray


Anna and the Apocalypse is out on Blu-ray on 2nd December.

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 2 copies on Blu-ray to give away.

Synopsis
What better way to celebrate the festive season than with a zombie apocalypse Christmas musical? Anna and the Apocalypse  ‘A delightful Christmas/horror/comedy/musical hybrid, with a great cast and entertaining gore’ (IGN) directed by John McPhail.

A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other.

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For your chance to win just answer the question below.

Who is the director of Anna and the Apocalypse ?

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

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1. Closing date 09-12-19
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.

Friday, 22 November 2019

Cats - Brand New Bespoke Cats Trailer Unveiled By The Industry Trust


On 21st November 2019, The Industry Trust for IP Awareness and Universal Pictures International UK + Eire Limited will launch an exclusive bespoke Cats trailer featuring the star-studded cast of James Corden, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson and Taylor Swift. This is the first bespoke trailer The Industry Trust has launched for a musical movie, with stars highlighting what makes cinema worth paying for.


The bespoke trailer features a fresh look at the highly anticipated movie allowing the audience as Idris Elba explains to “step into a world that is completely designed to entertain you.” The epic dancing, spectacular scale of the film’s production and awe-inspiring visuals are something to be truly experienced in the cinema.


This December Oscar® - winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables, The Danish Girl) transforms Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record - shattering stage musical into a breakthr ough cinematic event. Featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic music and a world - class cast of dancers under the guidance of Tony - winning choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In the Heights), the film reimagines the musical for a new generation with spectacular production design, state - of - the - art technology, and dance styles ranging from classical ballet to contemporary, hip - hop to jazz, street dance to tap


Cats is released in UK cinemas on 20th December 2019


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