Friday, 19 April 2019

Shazam! - Movie Review

Billy Batson is a streetwise 14-year-old who can magically transform into the adult superhero Shazam simply by shouting out one word. His newfound powers soon get put to the test when he squares off against the evil Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.

Starring Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Asher Angel, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans. Directed by David F. Sandberg.

Chris Stuckmann reviews Shazam!

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Dora and the Lost City of Gold Official Trailer (2019) Isabela Moner, Michael Peña

Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle, nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure yet -- high school. Accompanied by a ragtag group of teens and Boots the monkey, Dora embarks on a quest to save her parents while trying to solve the seemingly impossible mystery behind a lost Incan civilization.

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum - New Clip

In John Wick, he came back to seek revenge. In John Wick: Chapter 2, he was forced to repay a debt. And now, after grossing a combined total of nearly $300 million at the worldwide box office, The Boogeyman returns for JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM.

In this third instalment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.

Returning to the John Wick universe are Keanu Reeves (The Matrix Trilogy, Speed) as the eponymous John Wick; Laurence Fishburne (Boyz n the Hood, The Matrix Trilogy); Lance Reddick (White House Down, American Horror Story); Tobias Segal (Sneaky Pete, Mindhunter) and Ian McShane (Deadwood, American Gods). They will be starring alongside new cast members Halle Berry (Monster’s Ball, The X-Men franchise); Mark Dacascos (Brotherhood of the Wolf, Only the Strong); Asia Kate Dillon (Orange Is the New Black, Billions); Jason Mantzoukas (The Dictator, The Lego Batman Movie); and Angelica Huston (The Royal Tenenbaums, The Addams Family).

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum is directed by Chad Stahelski (the John Wick series), written by Derek Kolstad (the John Wick series), and produced by Basil Iwanyk (Sicario, The Expendables) and Erica Lee (Sicario, A Private War).

JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM will be seeing you in cinemas across the UK on 15 May 2019 by Lionsgate UK.

Russo Brothers Interview - Behind the Scale of Avengers Endgame

“The Making of AVENGERS: ENDGAME Part Two,” is the newest interview with directors Joe and Anthony Russo that gives fans exclusive insight into how they created such a huge film for fans while closing out this epic chapter in the MCU. There really is only one way to experience AVENGERS: ENDGAME to the fullest and it is in IMAX.

“For movies like this with cosmic settings and larger-than-life characters, there is no better way to shoot it, and there’s no better way to display it for an audience,” says Director Joe Russo.

“The epic scale of these movies requires a canvas like that,” says Director Anthony Russo.

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Mary Magdalene - Trailer (2019)

In the year 33 AD, when Judea was under the control of the Roman Empire, a woman named Mary from the small town of Magdala begins to follow Jesus of Nazareth, the founder of Christianity. This causes conflict with the other, male disciples, including Saint Peter. Mary follows Jesus all the way to the Resurrection.

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Directed By: Garth Davis

Thursday, 11 April 2019

THE PERFECT DATE Official Trailer (2019) - Camila Mendes

Brooks Rattigan (Noah Centineo) has the academic chops to get into his dream Ivy League school, but what he’s missing is an outstanding extracurricular — and the money. When he seizes on an opportunity to make some extra cash by posing as the boyfriend of a self-assured, combat boot-loving girl named Celia Lieberman (Laura Marano), he finds he has a knack for being the perfect stand-in. Together with his programmer friend Murph (Odiseas Georgiadis), Brooks launches an app selling himself as a plus-one for all occasions. Along the way, he meets the girl of his dreams (Camila Mendes). But when business starts to boom, Brooks must reassess everything he was once sure of

It will be released on April 12, 2019, by Netflix.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

WORTH starring Tony Todd and Clifton Powell - Trailer and Poster

Internationally recognized superstars Tony Todd (Candyman, “The Flash”), Clifton Powell (“Black Lightning”) and Miguel A.Nunez Jr (Street Fighter) star in an inspiring, action-packed fusion of Kickboxer and Rocky, Worth now available on Amazon Prime Video.

Directed by and starring Eduardo Castrillo, Worth is a love letter to Muay Thai Kickboxing and tells of Ricky (Castrillo, Hunting Season), a top contender in Muay Thai meets and falls in love with Danielle (Samantha Aper), a paralegal in the city. Together they embark a relationship dealing with his championship match and her big court case. Danielle gets into an accident putting her into a coma and now Ricky has to do whatever it takes in order to pay for medical care.

Comedian Willie Barcena, and MMA fighters Mauricio Alonso and Jose Palacios also feature in Worth, now available on Amazon Prime.

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

John Noble (FRINGE) and Rupert Graves (SHERLOCK) star in SILENCIO, the acclaimed new sci-fi drama from Lorena Villarreal

John Noble ("Fringe", "Elementary"), Rupert Graves ("Sherlock", The Madness of King George) and Melina Matthews (Mama) star in "a mystery thriller that will keep you pondering the questions for days" (Ready Steady Cut) Silencio, on VOD and DVD May 14 from Uncork'd Entertainment.

"A carefully underplayed sci-fi time displacement drama in the realm of The Butterfly Effect and Quantum Leap" (Starburst), Silencio fixes on a factual mystical marvel in the heart of Mexico that charges a young psychiatrist the mission of unravelling a real-life X-File!

In order to save her son's life, Ana must find a powerful stone. Her grandfather originally discovered it in the Zone of Silence, the Bermuda Triangle of Mexico. Throughout her desperate search, Ana stumbles upon family secrets and enemies who believe the stone's power is worth killing for.

From visionary filmmaker Lorena Villarreal, "a very deep and introspective film" (Cryptic Rock), Silencio coming home this May.

Watch the trailer at

The Addams Family - New Trailer

Get ready to click your fingers! The Addams Family is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbour.

Cast:  Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll with Bette Midler and Allison Janney

Director: Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan

Monday, 8 April 2019

Stuber - Official Trailer

When a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) picks up a passenger (Dave Bautista) who turns out to be a cop hot on the trail of a brutal killer, he's thrust into a harrowing ordeal where he desperately tries to hold onto his wits, his life and his five-star rating.  Directed by Michael Dowse, this action-comedy from 20th Century Fox also stars Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Jimmy Tatro, Mira Sorvino and Karen Gillan.

In Theaters July 12, 2019

Directed by: Michael Dowse

Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Jimmy Tatro, with Mira Sorvino and Karen Gillan

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Bernie The Dolphin Official UK Trailer (2019)


A heart-warming, wholesome family adventure about a brother and sister who befriend badly sunburned dolphin Bernie who has recently been separated from his family. When Bernie goes missing and the kids go looking for him, they discover a real-estate development plan that threatens the baby sea turtles on their favourite beach. Can the brave duo stop the developers while racing to reunite Bernie with his loved ones?

Aladdin - TV Spot (2019) | 'Within'

US Release Date: May 24, 2019

Starring: Naomi Scott, Will Smith, Alan Tudyk

Directed By: Guy Ritchie

Synopsis: A kindhearted Arabian street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make the deepest wishes come true.

Interview with Roland Manookian

Ahead of the theatrical & VOD release of British gangster movie ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON on April 19, actor Roland Manookian reflects on the challenge of playing a young Frankie Frazer, the joy of working with Nick Cave and the tragedy of knife crime.

Q: Roland, you play ‘Mad’ Frankie Fraser in ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON. Tell us how you got cast and how you approached the role?

Just like any other film really, I was asked to read the script and consider the role of “Frankie”. I jumped at it, as the script was really good. It’s a great part and I thought I could do something with the character. Frankie was at the vanguard of a new wave of criminal that was emerging just after the Second World War. Prior to his arrival on the scene killing someone was a capital punishment and meant the death penalty. But Frankie came along, didn’t care because he was essentially a sociopathic murderer, and became the most feared member of Billy Hill’s gang.

Q: How much research did you do?

Because Frankie was such a high-profile real character I did little research into his private life mainly because I didn’t want to offend his family in any way. I did some digging into post WW1 literature and looked at archived newspapers of the time, as the film is a period piece. I was also keen to look into what was happening socially and politically at the time, where did these men and characters fit into society and what could have led them to lead the lives they did? It was economically a tough time for most. Fascinating. My knowledge of him is just the pre-requisite for any true blue South Londoner”.

Q: Frankie Fraser was such a high profile character, with so much mythology swirling around what he did. Was that an additional pressure?

I didn’t feel any pressure taking on the role of “Frankie” - quite the opposite actually, I was honoured. What was really interesting for me was the Frankie depicted in the film was a young Frankie, an unknown Frankie. It was a chance to tell a side of his story certainly unfamiliar to me and to the high profile character we know from all the films and media.

Q: You’re well known for playing violent men - Zeberdee in the 2004 hit The Football Factory, and Craig Rolfe in the hugely successful Rise of the Footsoldier franchise. Does it come easy?

I wouldn't say it’s always easy, but always so much fun. It can be quite physical and intense. But at the end of the day its acting and everyone usually walks away unscathed and laughing. If it’s done well, all the choreography and staging and doing it over and over is totally worth it.

Q: Your break-through role was as the street-wise gang member Justin in Nick Love’s Goodbye Charlie Bright, alongside Paul Nicholls and Danny Dyer. What experiences stand-out?

Where do I begin? I was very privileged to be part of that film. I hold Nick Love in the highest respect, such a beautiful man and colossal director. I have the fondest memories and probably one of the highlights was getting my older brothers Quadrophenia CD’s and books signed by Phil Daniels himself, just amazing.

Q: What was your upbringing like? Were you a gang member?

I had a relatively conventional working class upbringing In South London I guess. I played a lot of football and hung out around the flats. And no, I was never part of or a member of any gang, unless you can call the Scouts a gang.

Q: How did you get into acting?

I’d done some acting at school, but it was only when I finished school and college and decided to go and study performing arts, that I really started to understand what professional acting was about. Very luckily, I got the part when the BBC were casting a project called Storm Damage. From there again, very luckily, I joined a prestigious acting agency and my career began. If I had any advice to give to anyone who was thinking about becoming an actor, I would strongly suggest to go and study acting first, as this will only serve you well in your career.

Q: Do you think, given the current knife-crime epidemic in the UK, there is a danger of films like ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON glamourising gang-crime culture?

I think the current situation with knife crime in this country is tragic, I feel so much for the victims and their families and what they are having to go through. Very little we can say can console anyone grieving the loss of their loved ones. What we can do to safeguard anyone from these events should and always should be done.

Q: What is in the pipeline?

Well I’m about to finish the final segment of a film that’s part of the Foot Solider franchise, filming out in Amsterdam. We've also filmed in Marbella, which was fantastic, and hopefully that will be out later this year - maybe early next year. I’m really looking forward to the release of Once Upon A Time In London and what the new year has to bring.

Q: Finally, what’s your favourite gangster film?

You saved the toughest question until last! Okay, without including The Godfather which could be considered one of the greatest films of all time on its own, my top three best English gangster films:

1. This is England
2. The Long Good Friday
3. Sexy Beast

My top three American gangster films:

1. Reservoir Dogs
2. Menace To Society
3. Carlito’s Way

ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON is In selected cinemas and available on Digital HD from 19th April 2019

Monday, 1 April 2019

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark - New trailer and posters

It’s 1968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind...but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley where for generations, the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time—stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying tome.