Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Farming - Official Trailer - In Cinemas October 11


Written and Directed by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Starring Damson Idris, Kate Beckinsal,e Gugu Mbatha-Raw, John Dagleish, Jaime Winstone, Ann Mitchell, Genevieve Nnaji, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Lee Ross and Zephan Amissah

Based on his own life story, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s FARMING charts the extraordinary journey of a young fostered Nigerian boy who, struggling to find an identity, falls in with a skinhead gang in 1980’s England. 

At six weeks old, Enitan (Zephan Amissah) is left in the care of a white working- class family in the dock-town of Tilbury, in Essex. His new surrogate mother, Ingrid (Kate Beckinsale), makes for a complex, but dubious foster parent. Unsure of his place in the world, and lacking a mother’s love, desperate to belong the teenage Enitan (Damson Idris) spirals into self-destruction, falling in with a local skinhead gang led by Levi (John Dagleish).

When all seems lost, a sympathetic teacher, Miss Dapo (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), offers him one last shot at redemption.

Told with brutal honesty, FARMING is an unflinching autobiographical portrait of a young man who must battle the odds and realise that, in a world of hate, his toughest battle will be learning to love himself.

FARMING is released in UK cinemas October 11

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCE will be in UK cinemas on the 18th October


Dogwoof have announced that they will be releasing MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCE, the highly anticipated documentary about charismatic INXS frontman in UK cinemas on 18th October.

Nominated for Best Documentary at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCE is written and directed by Richard Lowenstein (Autoluminescent; Rowland S Howard, Ecco Homo), who also directed the majority of both INXS and Michael’s music videos and the 1986 feature film, Dogs in Space, in which Michael played the lead.  As a close friend, Richard was given unprecedented access resulting in rare archive footage and intimate insights from friends, lovers, family, colleagues and Michael himself. As a result, Richard was able to paint a truly unique portrayal of Michael’s life and career, reminding us of the genius that he was.

A journey into the heart and soul of Michael Hutchence, internationally renowned lead-singer of INXS, a complex and shy man who spent much of his life in the public eye, rarely revealing his true self to anyone except his very close friends.

Rare archive footage and intimate insights from friends, lovers, family, colleagues and Michael Hutchence himself, portray his life from the beginning of his fractured family background to the peaks of rock stardom through to his growing depression and the subsequent unravelling of his personal and professional life.

Written and directed by Richard Lowenstein, the film features interviews with Tina Hutchence, Rhett Hutchence, Garry Garry Beers, Kirk Pengilly, Michele Benett, Kylie Minoque, Helena Christensen, Bono, Kathy Lette and many more.

MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCE will be in UK cinemas on the 18th October

Monday, 15 July 2019

WICKED WITCHES - coming to theaters, DVD and Digital this August!


On August 9, Midnight Releasing sets free Wicked Witches, the creepy, witchy new horror jaunt from The Pickering Brothers.

After being thrown out of his home by his wife for being promiscuous, Mark finds himself back at Dumpling Farm, a place of youthful memories and parties, but things aren't quite right. His old buddy Ian, who has never left the place, is possessed by a group demonic, flesh eating Witches. Using Ian and his farm, these beautiful Witches honey trap Mark and his friends to consume their souls.

Duncan Casey, Justin Marosa and Samantha Schnitzler star in an “extremely entertaining and pretty damn evil”* film, in theaters and available on digital and DVD August 9.

The 10-city theatrical (cities to be announced), DVD and Digital release begins August 9.

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk, in Cinemas from 23rd July


Narrated by Bill Murray
In cinemas for a limited time only from 23rd July 2019

11th July, 2019, London, UK: CinEvents, in partnership with Gravitas Ventures, drive Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk, narrated by Bill Murray, into cinemas across the UK and Ireland for a limited time only from July 23rd, just days after the 148th Open at Royal Portrush.

Loopers: The Caddies’s Long Walk is the most thorough feature-length film documentary ever developed on golf’s historic caddie profession and explores the incredible personal bond that a golfer and a caddie develop through hours of time together. The film is narrated by actor and the most famous Caddie Hall of Fame member,  Bill Murray (Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation, Caddyshack).


It is often said that a good caddie does three things: show up, keep up and shut up. But a great caddie wears many hats. They’re the player’s psychologist, mother/father figure, technical advisor and confidante. The film unveils the working dynamic between famous partnerships like the heartfelt story of Tom Watson’s and caddie Bruce Edwards. Conversely, it delves into the making of a caddie’s career with stories like Greg Puga — a young Bel Air Caddie from East Los Angeles who fought his way to Augusta to play in the Masters as a Mid-Amateur Champ. Another is the compelling legacy of caddie master Mike Kiely, who has been the caddie organizer at historic Canterbury Golf Club in Cleveland for a half-century and guided many caddies toward successful lives.

Whether familiar or new, these are stories that will make you re-think the way you look at Golf, and especially the job of the Caddie.


Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk is a visual tour de force, shot on the iconic courses of Pebble Beach, Augusta National, St. Andrews, Carnoustie, Prestwick, Ballybunion, and Lahinch. Crafted in the spirit of documentaries like “20 feet from Stardom”, “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” and “Step into Liquid”, the film is a must-watch document of the game of golf as you’ve never seen it before."

The film includes interviews with World Golf Hall of Famers Sir Nick Faldo, Tom Watson, Ben Crenshaw, Lee Trevino, Curtis Strange and former Masters Tournament and U.S. Open champion Fuzzy Zoeller. Professional caddies who participated include Steve Williams (Tiger Woods’ former caddie), Carl Jackson (Crenshaw), Fanny Sunesson (Faldo), Pete Bender (Greg Norman and others), Michael Greller (Jordan Spieth) and Jariah “Jerry” Beard (Zoeller at the 1979 Masters). Long-time golf journalists Rick Reilly, Michael Collins and Ward Clayton are also interviewed.

“Loopers” is directed by Southern California filmmaker Jason Baffa, who has directed successful independent films on the global surfing sub-culture, including “Bella Vita,” “One California Day” and “Singlefin: Yellow.” Baffa’s first film on golf harkens back to his days growing up when he played golf with his father and uncle.

Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk will be shown in over 70 cinemas across the UK and Ireland for a limited time only. Tickets can be found at www.mycineplace.com/loopers


Wednesday, 10 July 2019

JT Leroy - UK Trailer - Starring Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern


IN CINEMAS AND DIGITAL HD AUGUST 16TH

Truth really is wilder than fiction in this captivating retelling of one of the literary world’s most infamous hoaxes.

Laura Albert (Laura Dern: Big Little Lies) writes as her “avatar,” a disenfranchised young queer man named JT LeRoy.

When her debut novel becomes a best-seller and JT becomes the darling of the literary world, she comes up with a unique solution to preserve her anonymity but give life to her nom-de-plume.
Enter her boyfriend’s androgynous sister Savannah Knoop (Kristen Stewart: The Twilight Saga, Charlie’s Angels), who connects with Laura’s punk, feminist, outsider universe and agrees to be JT in the public eye.

Together, they embark on a wild ride of double lives, infiltrating the Hollywood and literary elite, and discovering who they are while pretending to be someone else.
Hilarious and tragic in equal measures, JT LeRoy tells the story of the incredible ‘true lie’ that shook pop culture.

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) - New Official Trailer


If you think you know Dora…think again! Dora’s going on her biggest adventure yet in the new trailer for Dora and the Lost City of Gold, in theatres August 9!

Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever – High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego (Jeffrey Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peña) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.

Monday, 8 July 2019

COMPETITION: Win Romance on Blu-ray


Romance is out on Blu-ray on July 15th.

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

Synopsis
Controversial. Groundbreaking. Daring. Extraordinary. Explicit. Shocking. Romance, directed by Catherine Breillat, is all this and more. And now one of the most provocative films of modern cinema is coming to UK Blu-ray for the first time in a newly restored version, courtesy of Second Sight.

A teacher, Marie (Caroline Ducey) is happy living with her boyfriend, but their relationship lacks intimacy and, desperate for physical affection, she sets off to find it elsewhere, in a series of ever-more extreme encounters with strangers...

The film, originally released in 1999, drew as many shocked gasps from critics as it did plaudits when it first opened. It also troubled censors in the UK and around the world as it blurred the lines between art and pornography with its searingly honest depiction of a woman embarking on an odyssey of increasingly explicit sexual experiences.

Described by Empire as a ‘daring study of sex and sensibility’ it arrives on Blu-ray with a brand-new scan, complete with a host of special features on 15 July 2019.

Buy from Amazon by clicking here (Opens in a new window)

For your chance to win just answer the question below.

Who directs Romance?

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

Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 22-07-19
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, 5 July 2019

Competition: Win Graphic Novel "Apollo" by Chris Baker and Matt Fitch


Graphic Novel "Apollo" by Chris Baker and Matt Fitch is out now

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

Synopsis
As to the Moon landing’s 50th anniversary commemorations in July draw closer to lift off, and with Todd Douglas Miller's documentary Apollo 11 splashing down in cinemas, the dramatic account of this epoch-making event has also been retold in APOLLO, the best-selling graphic novel by a team of British storytellers. 

Written by Matt Fitch and Chris Baker, with art by Mike Collins, the book explores each dramatic step of the journey before the one giant leap, uniting facts, with urban legend, Supported by extensive research from books, official documents and recordings, an authentic and unique account of Neil Armstrong, Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin and Michael Collins’s historic adventure, this is a dynamic interpretation of those events of 20th July 1969.

APOLLO is available now from Amazon and all good bookshops (including Waterstones, Foyles, Blackwell)

Buy from Amazon by clicking here (Link opens in a new window)

For your chance to win just answer the question below.

Who is behind the art in this book?

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

Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 22-07-19
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.

OLDBOY - In Cinemas 2nd August - **UK TRAILER**


Often cited as one of the best films of the 2000s and possibly the definitive example of extreme Asian cinema, Oldboy is a brutal, lyrical modern classic of the revenge genre. Directed with immense flair by Park Chan-wook (The Handmaiden) as the second instalment of his Vengeance Trilogy, Oldboy blazed a trail at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival where it was lauded by the President of the Jury, director Quentin Tarantino.

The film went on to become a huge international smash, blowing audiences minds with its concoction of filmmaking virtuosity, ingenious plotting, violence and pathos. Packed with shocking twists and eye-popping set pieces - including the much-imitated hammer attack sequence, and a sushi meal you might not want to sample - and anchored by an astonishing lead performance by Choi Min-sik, Oldboy really is a stunning and unmissable (and endlessly rewatchable) cinematic masterpiece.

Cast:
Choi Min-sik (I saw the Devil, Lucy)
Kang Hye-jung (Lady Vengeance)
Yu Ji-tae (The House That Jack Built)

Director:
Park Chan-wook (The Handmaiden, Lady Vengeance)

Synopsis
Based on the Japanese manga of the same name, the film tells the horrific tale of Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik), a businessman who is inexplicably kidnapped and imprisoned in a grim hotel room-like cell for 15 years, without knowing his captor or the reason for his incarceration.

Eventually released, he learns of his wife’s murder and embarks on a quest for revenge whilst also striking up a romance with a young, attractive sushi chef, Mi-do (Kang Hye-jung). He eventually finds his tormentor, but their final encounter will yield yet more unimaginable horrors...


The White Storm 2: Drug Lords is released in UK cinemas 12th July


Following the success of the critically-acclaimed box office hit The White Storm, Drug Lords is a thrilling new story in this highly cinematic, action-packed franchise.

Starring Hong Kong cinema legends Andy Lau and Louis Koo, The White Storm 2: Drug Lords is released in UK cinemas from 12th July, on the same date as the USA and just one week after China.

In Hong Kong, a former triad member-turned-property tycoon (Andy Lau, Chasing the Dragon, House of Flying Daggers, Infernal Affairs) publicly offers a $100 million bounty to eliminate the notorious, number one drug dealer in the city (Louis Koo, Paradox, Call of Heroes, The White Storm). Causing a ripple effect throughout the underworld, the bounty sets off an escalating rivalry with devastating consequences between the two titans.

Boasting a stellar cast and directed by Herman Yau (Shock Wave Tunnel, Ip Man: The Final Fight), The White Storm 2: Drug Lords is an epic and electrifying new action-thriller which demands to be seen.

The White Storm 2: Drug Lords is released in UK cinemas 12th July from Cine Asia


Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Competition: Win Eaten By Lions on DVD


Eaten By Lions is out on DVD on July 29th

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

Synopsis
EATEN BY LIONS follows half-brothers Omar and Pete who when their Gran passes away go on a life changing road trip to find Omar's birth father. Armed with a biscuit tin containing a birth certificate, a photograph and their deceased mother’s diary, the pair of likely lads head on a quest that will change their lives forever.

Along the way they meet a dodgy fortune teller, their racist aunt and uncle and a seedy guest house owner. What could possibly go wrong?

What follows is a hilarious journey of self-discovery and the true meaning of family, set amongst the bright lights of Blackpool. Watch the trailer here:



Eaten By Lions will be available on Digital Download on 22nd July, available to pre-order now and on DVD from 29th July, available to pre-order now


#EatenByLions @EatenByLionsUK

For your chance to win just answer the question below.

Who directs Eaten By Lions?

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

Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 01-08-19
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.

Such a Funny Life - in theaters from August 13, 2019.


Directed By
Oliver Mann

Starring
Jesse Ray Sheps, Kobi Frumer

Running Time
95 minutes

Synopsis
"Such a Funny Life" is about the Guiterrez family who moves to New York from "nowhere". Our main character, David grew up in a challenging household with an abusive and plotting father Ralph, and mentally challenged mother Mariah. David is a complete pariah in school and in the street but he is destined to be a comic and entertainer. Through his childhood we follow him as he loses his sister Gabriella, to a tragic death, and then in his teens he falls in love with a complicated and troubled girl named Mariah. He befriends Tito, the responsible kid turned club owner and Rob, the neighborhood leader who turns into the biggest drug dealer in Brooklyn. We see the evolution of David as he juggles painful circumstances with dire decisions while still honing his ambition to be a successful comic, entertainer and actor. An inevitable story of secrets, loss, and betrayal to reach the top and later forces David to Los Angeles to start a new life where he achieves success in all aspects, albeit with a unknown price on his head and a trail of fire that threatens his family, friends and loved ones that goes deeper than any one of his comedy acts or movie roles.


Knives Out - Official Teaser Trailer - Coming Soon


STARRING:
Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell

DIRECTOR:
Rian Johnson

SYNOPSIS:
Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect.  When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, KNIVES OUT is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.

KNIVES OUT is coming soon.

3 Lives - Trailer


15 years after she was attacked, Mhairi Calvey (Robert the Bruce, Braveheart) comes face to face with the perpetrator again – in the wilderness.

Julianne Block’s nail-biting 3 Lives premieres on DVD and Digital this August from High Octane Pictures.

Emma wakes up to find herself trapped in an abandoned bunker. She soon realizes that there are two other victims trapped with her, Ben and Jamie, who she knows from her days in high school.
Now Ben and Jamie are Emma’s only means of escape from their savage captors, three ex-soldiers. Faced with the choice to stay in the bunker or to escape her kidnappers with the help of her former rapist and his old friend, Emma chooses the latter.

Ruthlessly the ex-soldiers chase the group through the wilderness. While Emma tries to find out why Ben, Jamie, and herself have been kidnapped in the first place. Slowly matters start to spin out of control, facades start to crack and Emma has to learn who her real enemy is.                       

3 Lives on DVD and Digital August 6.          

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Surviving Confession – Teaser Trailer


A disgruntled priest, conflicted with his faith, has his world turned upside down when an unlikely person enters his confessional in director Matthew Tibbenham‘s Surviving Confession, premiering on digital this July.

Clayton Nemrow (Nymphomaniac: Vol I) and Jessica Lynn Parsons (“House of Lies”) star in a Nathan Shane Miller-penned comedy-drama that is set entirely in a confession booth. The result is a wildly funny, and at times heart wrenching cinematic delight that peels the veil back on the lives of two complex, compelling characters.

Father Morris is a dissatisfied priest who has not been happy with his job for some time. After hearing another unremorseful and untruthful confession from a parishioner who is cheating on his wife, a quick-witted teenager, Amber, comes into his confessional and starts to turn Father Morris’s life upside down. Amber questions everything Father Morris stands for, and begins to get under his skin in a way that hasn’t happened before. Throughout the evening, interesting characters pass through Father Morris’s confessional as he reflects on what matters most in life and continues to quip with Amber, who slowly reveals why she came to confession.

Available July 30 on digital (Google, Amazon Videos, iTunes).



Monday, 1 July 2019

Jumanji: The Next Level - Official Trailer - At Cinemas Christmas


Jumanji: The Next Level is an upcoming American action-adventure comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan and written by Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg. It is a direct sequel to the 2017 film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and the third installment of the Jumanji franchise. The film stars the returning Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Ser'Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Morgan Turner, and Alex Wolff, alongside newcomers Awkwafina, Danny Glover, and Danny DeVito.

It is scheduled to be released on December 13, 2019, by Sony Pictures Releasing.

Unknown to his friends, Spencer kept the pieces of the Jumanji video game, and one day worked to repair the system in the basement of his grandfather's house. When Spencer's friends arrive, they find Spencer missing and the game running, and decide to re-enter Jumanji to save him. Spencer's grandfather, Eddie, and his friend, Milo Walker, hear the commotion, and inadvertently get sucked into the game too. The teenaged friends must help Eddie and Milo get used to their in-game avatars and get their help to find Spencer and escape Jumanji again.