Monday, 21 October 2019

LITTLE JOE to be released in UK and Irish cinemas on 21 February 2020


LITTLE JOE, directed by Jessica Hausner (Amour Fou, Lourdes) and starring Emily Beecham (Daphne, Hail, Caesar!), Ben Whishaw (Paddington, Skyfall), Kit Connor (Rocketman) and Kerry Fox (Rare Beasts, The Dressmaker) will be released in the UK and Ireland on 21 February 2020 by the BFI. The film was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, where Emily Beecham was awarded Best Actress.

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.

Developed with BBC Films and the BFI, LITTLE JOE is a Coop99, The Bureau and Essential Films production, in collaboration with ORF (Film/Television-Agreement) Arte and Coproduction Office, supported in production by the Austrian Film Institute, FISA, Vienna Film Fund, BBC Films, BFI (with National Lottery funding), Bayerischer Rundfunk, Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg and Eurimages.

LITTLE JOE opens in UK and Irish cinemas on 21 February 2020

Sky announces co-production of forthcoming original film Twist


Sky today announced a new co-production called Twist, a new original film starring two-time Academy Award winner, Sir Michael Caine (The Dark Knight trilogy), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), actress and singer Rita Ora, David Walliams (Little Britain), Franz Drameh (Legends of Tomorrow), Sophie Simnett (Daybreak) and newcomer Raff Law in the title role. Twist will be available on Sky Cinema on the same day as its theatrical release.

Twist is a modern interpretation of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist in which Oliver is reinvented as a streetwise artist living on the streets of modern-day London. A chance encounter with a gang of grifters led by the charismatic Dodge (Ora) sees Twist (Law) caught up in a high stakes heist to steal a priceless painting for master thief, Fagin (Caine), and his psychopathic business partner, Sikes (Headey). Drameh will play Batesey, Simnett will play Red and Walliams will play Losberne.

Sir Michael Caine said: “Fagin is such an infamous character, it’s going to be great fun playing him. I’m really looking forward to working with Lena, Raff and the rest of the cast in London when we start shooting.”

Lena Headey commented: “I couldn’t be more excited to take on the iconic character of Sikes from Oliver Twist. Flipping roles without apology or character softening is a brilliant way to breathe new life into established materials and bring it to new audiences.”

Raff Law added: I’m excited to play such a well-loved literary character, and I’m looking forward to working with Martin Owen to bring to life his new take on the character in modern-day London.”

Bloodshot - Trailer Starring Vin Diesel


Based on the bestselling comic book, Vin Diesel stars as Ray Garrison, a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot by the RST corporation.  With an army of nanotechnology in his veins, he’s an unstoppable force –stronger than ever and able to heal instantly.  But in controlling his body, the company has sway over his mind and memories, too.  Now, Ray doesn’t know what’s real and what’s not – but he’s on a mission to find out.


BLOODSHOT will open at cinemas across UK and Ireland in 2020

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Luce - Official Trailer (Universal Pictures)


Certain to be one of the most talked-about films of the year, LUCE is a smart psychological thriller that will leave audiences breathless. In cinemas November 8

An all-star high school athlete and accomplished debater, Luce (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) is a poster boy for the new American Dream. As are his parents (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth), who adopted him from a war-torn country a decade earlier. When Luce’s teacher (Octavia Spencer) makes a shocking discovery in his locker, Luce’s stellar reputation is called into question. But is he really at fault, or is Ms. Wilson preying on dangerous stereotypes?

Stacked with amazing performances and adapted from JC Lee’s acclaimed play, director Julius Onah has created an intense, multi-layered and deeply entertaining look at identity in today’s America.

Friday, 18 October 2019

Marriage Story - Official Trailer | Netflix


Synopsis
MARRIAGE STORY is Academy Award nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach's incisive and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. The film stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and Ray Liotta co-star.

Written and Directed by Noah Baumbach

Starring Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta, Julie Hagerty, Merritt Wever and Azhy Robertson, with Wallace Shawn, Martha Kelly and Mark O’Brien.


American Son - Official Trailer (2019) Starring Kerry Washington


It's 3am on a rainy night in South Florida, and mother Kendra Ellis-Connor (Kerry Washington) paces anxiously in a police station waiting room as she tries to piece together what may have happened to her missing son. Faced with a series of infuriating unanswered questions, she navigates a system of unconscious bias, interweaving perspectives, and a tense marital dynamic with her ex-husband (Steven Pasquale) as they try to uncover the truth about their son's whereabouts.  Based on the acclaimed Broadway play, and also featuring reprised roles by Jeremy Jordan and Eugene Lee, AMERICAN SON is an emotional depiction of modern day race dynamics and systemic tensions.

Cast
Kerry Washington as Kendra
Steven Pasquale as Scott Connor
Jeremy Jordan as Officer Paul Larkin
Eugene Lee as Lieutenant John Stokes

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) - Extended Red Band TV Spot


Her name is Sarah Connor, and she hunts terminators. Watch this extended red band TV spot look at Terminator Dark Fate, in theatres Nov 1st.

More than two decades have passed since Sarah Connor prevented Judgment Day, changed the future, and re-wrote the fate of the human race. Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes) is living a simple life in Mexico City with her brother (Diego Boneta) and father when a highly advanced and deadly new Terminator – a Rev-9 (Gabriel Luna) – travels back through time to hunt and kill her. Dani's survival depends on her joining forces with two warriors: Grace (Mackenzie Davis), an enhanced super-soldier from the future, and a battle-hardened Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton). As the Rev-9 ruthlessly destroys everything and everyone in its path on the hunt for Dani, the three are led to a T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) from Sarah’s past that may be their last best hope.

The Lighthouse - Official Trailer (Universal Pictures)


There is enchantment in the light. From Robert Eggers, acclaimed director of 'The Witch,' and starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson. THE LIGHTHOUSE — In cinemas January 17

The story of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

WIN A COPY OF SCARFACE GOLD EDITION RELEASED FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY™ 21ST OCTOBER


Considered one of the most influential gangster films ever made, Scarface’s gritty depiction of Tony Montana’s lethal ambition has made it a cultural touchstone that spans generations. Now, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment commemorates the 1983 film’s release with the Scarface Gold Edition available on 4K Ultra HD for the first time ever, newly remastered Blu-ray™ and DVD on 21st October 2019. The physical releases include a brand-new bonus feature, the Scarface: 35th Anniversary Reunion featuring Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer to celebrate the film’s iconic legacy as one of the greatest crime sagas of all time.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is also releasing a Scarface “The World is Yours” Limited Edition gift set which includes the 1983 version of Scarface (excluding DVD), the 1932 version of Scarface on Blu-ray™ for the first time ever and a collectible “The World is Yours” statue replica making it a must-own addition to every film fan’s library. The 1932 version of Scarface, only available in this exclusive gift set, is newly restored with two versions of the film – the original uncensored version and the alternate version with a different ending.

A masterful collaboration between acclaimed director Brian de Palma (The Untouchables, Carlito’s Way) and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Oliver Stone (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Platoon), Scarface features extraordinary performances from a powerhouse cast that includes Academy Award® winner Al Pacino (The Godfather), Academy Award® nominee Michelle Pfeiffer (The Fabulous Baker Boys, Hairspray), Academy Award® nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (“Blindspot,” The Perfect Storm), Academy Award® nominee Robert Loggia (Jagged Edge) and Steven Bauer (Traffic). The film was nominated for three Golden Globe® Awards (including Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Score), and was named one of the Top 10 Gangster Films of All Time by the American Film Institute.

In the spring of 1980, the port at Mariel Harbor was opened, and thousands set sail for the United States. They came in search of the American Dream. One of them found it on the sun-washed avenues of Miami… wealth, power and passion beyond his wildest dreams. He was Tony Montana. The world will remember him by another name… Scarface.  Starring Al Pacino as Tony Montana along with Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Robert Loggia, Scarface has become a cultural phenomenon brilliantly directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone.

For your chance to win a Blu-Ray™ copy of Scarface Gold Edition, simply answer the following question:

What is the name of the main character in Scarface?

Al Pacino
Brian De Palma
Tony Montana

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

Scarface Gold Edition is out on 4K ultra HD, Blu-Ray™ and DVD 21ST October 2019!

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1. Closing date 28-10-19
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The Report - Trailer (2019) Adam Driver, Jon Hamm, Michael C Hall


Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones is tasked with leading an investigation into the CIA's systematic torture of terrorist suspects in the years following the September 11 attacks. The investigation concludes that the so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques" used by the CIA were brutal, immoral, and ineffective forms of torture, and that the CIA routinely misrepresented these facts to policymakers. When the Senate Intelligence Committee attempts to publish their findings, they have to contend with the CIA and White House's attempts to block and undermine the report.

Starring
Adam Driver
Annette Bening
Ted Levine
Michael C. Hall
Tim Blake Nelson
Corey Stoll
Maura Tierney
Jon Hamm

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

The hardcore action-drama BLOODY MARIE, starring Susanne Wolff, hits theaters November 1


Shortlisted as one of the nine films in contention to be the Dutch entry for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards, the film is anchored by a head-turning performance by German actress Susanne Wolff (Styx).

Marie, once successful graphic novelist, lives in the Amsterdam red-light district. She drinks too much and gets into one conflict after another. A horrific incident in the house next door forces her to take action and get her life back on course.

Bloody Marie will hit select theaters November 1 and be available On Demand Nov 11.

Monday, 14 October 2019

FROZEN 2 International Trailer (2019)


Frozen 2 (stylized as Frozen II) is an upcoming American computer-animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The 58th film produced by the studio, it is the sequel to the 2013 film Frozen, and features the return of directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, producer Peter Del Vecho, songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and composer Christophe Beck. Lee also returns as screenwriter, penning the screenplay along with Allison Schroeder, from a story by Buck, Lee, Marc E. Smith, Anderson-Lopez and Lopez.

Veteran voice cast Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, and Santino Fontana return as their previous characters, and are joined by newcomers Sterling K. Brown, Evan Rachel Wood, Alfred Molina, Martha Plimpton, Rachel Matthews, and Jason Ritter.

Frozen 2 is scheduled to be released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on November 22, 2019.
Elsa the Snow Queen and her sister Anna embark on an adventure far away from the kingdom of Arendelle. They are joined by friends, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven.
Release date: November 28, 2019

Competition: Win Oil In The Blood on Blu-ray


Oil In The Blood is out on DVD and Blu-ray NOW! 

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

Synopsis
Director and life-long biker Gareth Maxwell Roberts takes us on a fascinating road trip to discover the rarely seen on screen, world of contemporary custom motorcycles and the people who have Oil In The Blood. This new rip-roaring feature documentary takes us on an eye-opening thrill ride and is set to arrive on Blu-ray, DVD and digital.

This little-known scene has experienced a huge renaissance in recent years, and what was once a niche subculture now bears a significant influence on the international mainstream motorcycle industry. We can experience the wonderful world of custom motorcycles as Oil In The Blood is released worldwide on 14 October 2019, courtesy of Revelation Films, who also produced the film.

This is not just a film about motorcycles, it’s a film about motorcycle people.

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For your chance to win just answer the question below.

Who is the director of Oil in the Blood?

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

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Competition: Win Dauntless: The Battle of Midway on Blu-ray


Dauntless: The Battle of Midway is out on Blu-ray from 21st October. 

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

Synopsis
June 1942, and the Japanese Navy has swept across the Pacific. In an effort to change the course of the war, a United States carrier group is positioned off the coast of Midway, tasked with springing a trap on the enemy. During this pivotal battle, the two-man crew of a U.S. Navy dive bomber is forced to ditch in the sea.

Set adrift, the men look towards their comrades for rescue; namely, the ragtag crew of a PBY Catalina, who are sent to search for survivors. Amid the vast openness of the Pacific, with days passing and the chance of rescue fading, the men are forced to face their own mortality. 

Based on a true story from World War II, Dauntless: The Battle of Midway stars Judd Nelson (TV’s Empire, New Jack City) and C. Thomas Howell (TV’s SEAL Team, The Punisher) and is a tense, exhilarating story with stunning action sequences.

Dazzler Media presents Dauntless: The Battle of Midway on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital from 21st October

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For your chance to win just answer the question below.

In which World War is this film set?

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

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1. Closing date 28-10-19
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, 13 October 2019

3 From Hell - Trailer


Sequel to the Devil's Rejects which brings back Baby Firefly (Sheri Moon Zombie), Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig), and Otis Firefly (Bill Moseley).

Directed by Rob Zombie.

'3 From Hell' is a three night Fathom Event which is in theaters September 16, 17, and 18, 2019.

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Sci-fi thriller ELLIPSE comes to DVD and Digital November 5


From directors Joe Bland and Grant Martin comes a visionary new sci-fi thriller that will proves everything we know about the weather is… wrong. Josiah Authier and Grant Martin star in Ellipse, an exhilarating new science-fiction survival jaunt on DVD and Digital November 5.

When a man has lost everything, it’s easy to self-destruct. Alcohol, silence, and self-loathing help to speed up the process, however, life must go on… Our story finds us during a typical work day for an intergalactic military surveyor and his canine partner on a solo fight near an undefined, oval-shaped planet. Because of his self-destructive coping methods, a simple fly-by soon turns into an emergency crash landing… leaving a man and his dog in dire straits. It soon becomes apparent that because the planet is elliptical in shape and has no fixed axis, the crew can forget everything they know about weather patterns, gravity, and time. Stranded and stripped of the chemicals to feed his addiction, a man and his dog must face an unforgiving planet with impending death lurking all around them. Through it all, the captain’s painful memories and haunting dreams of his deceased fiancé resonate through his mind, forcing the captain to face the person he fears the most… himself.

Friday, 11 October 2019

Dogwoof releases UK trailer and poster for The Amazing Johnathan Documentary


Benjamin Berman’s acclaimed feature directorial debut starts as the story of The Amazing Johnathan, an extraordinary magician who built a career out of shock and deception in the 1980s, which transforms into a bizarre story about the unravelling of the documentarian.

After Johnathan is diagnosed with a terminal heart condition and given one year to live, he’s forced to retire his act. Cut to three years later: Johnathan is not dead, much to everyone’s amazement, and documentarian Ben Berman films the illusionist on an epic comeback tour. But as their mutual journey kicks off, Johnathan drops a bombshell that sends the film spiraling into uncertainty. Embracing this unforeseen obstacle, Ben delves deeper to determine what is truth and what is illusion. Built into the heart of this quick-witted and highly Meta story is an indelible commentary on the process and ethics of making a documentary today. Issues of negotiation and access become the central threads that reveal, and further cloud, our understanding of this elusive protagonist.

THE AMAZING JOHNATHAN DOCUMENTARY WILL BE RELEASED IN THE UK AND IRELAND ON 22 NOVEMBER 2019

Disney’s Jungle Cruise - In Theaters July 24, 2020! - Official Trailer:


Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s JUNGLE CRUISE is an adventure-filled, Amazon-jungle expedition starring Dwayne Johnson as the charismatic riverboat captain and Emily Blunt as a determined explorer on a research mission. Also starring in the film are Edgar Ramirez, Jack Whitehall, with Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti.

Jaume Collet-Serra is the director and John Davis, John Fox, Dwayne Johnson, Hiram Garcia, Dany Garcia and Beau Flynn are the producers, with Doug Merrifield serving as executive producer.

Disney’s JUNGLE CRUISE opens in U.S. theaters on July 24, 2020.

Theo James & Emily Ratajkowski star in thrilling new heist drama 'Lying and Stealing'


'Lying and Stealing', starring Theo James (Divergent Series, The Dark Crystal) and Emily Ratajkowski (Gone Girl, We Are Your Friends), will be available on Digital Download from 11th November.

The thrilling heist drama also stars Fred Melamed (The Spy Who Dumped Me) & Frank Gallegos (Veronica Mars), and celebrated a successful US release with Variety calling it a "pleasing throwback to glamorous 1960s heist movies."

Lying and Stealing follows Ivan (Theo James), a successful art thief, who inherited his father's life of crime, but unlike most thieves, Ivan loves the art as much as the art of the steal. He longs to break free from the criminal world, but he is in so deep that he may never get out.

It isn't until he meets Elyse (Emily Ratajkowski) an actress and a con-woman with her own chaotic past she wants to escape from, that they team up to pull off the ultimate heist which won't make them rich, but will set them free.

UK - iTunes Link (Opens in a new window)
US - iTunes Link (Opens in a new window)


Portal - Trailer and Poster - Stars Heather Langenkamp & Ryan Merriman


Genre icons Ryan Merriman (The Jurassic Games), Jamie Tisdale (“From Dusk Till Dawn : The Series”) and Heather Langenkamp (A Nightmare on Elm Street) encounter the terrifying PORTAL this October.
Insidious meets Paranormal Activity in director Dean Alioto‘s “delightfully delicious horror film”* available on digital and On Demand from October 15 from Vertical Entertainment.

The ambitious founder of an amateur ghost hunting team, is tired of chasing down the same old "haunts" as every other wanna-be team out there, coming up empty handed each and every time. He dreams of being like the famous teams on TV.

PORTAL available on Apple TV/iTunes, Amazon Video, VUDU, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV, and FandangoNow from Vertical Entertainment.


DEVIL'S ACID - Smoke up with Satan this November!


Gorilla Tree Film Company have skedded  Garrett Kruithof’s DEVIL’S ACID for a digital and disc release this November.

American Horror Story’s Drew Rin Varick, Ashley Dulaney (“Justified”), Jessica Lynn Parsons (“S.W.A.T”), Betty Jeune (The Florida Project), Nina Leon (“Longmire”) and Eric Gibson star in the trippiest genre film of the year, available 11/5.

Brothers Johnny and Luke hold this years "haunted hot girl challenge" in an abandoned prison facility deep in the forest on acid. It's a good trip until the devil shows up.


Thursday, 10 October 2019

Semper Fi (2019) Official Trailer — Jai Courtney, Nat Wolff, Leighton Meester


Semper Fi - In Select Theaters, on Digital, and On Demand October 4

Cal (Jai Courtney) is a by-the-book police officer who, along with his close-knit group of childhood friends, makes ends meet as a Marine Corps reservist. When Cal’s reckless younger half-brother, Oyster, is arrested after a bar fight and given an unfair prison sentence, Cal – driven by his loyalty to family and fierce code of honor – fights for Oyster (Nat Wolff) in this gripping tale of brotherhood and sacrifice.

Leighton Meester as Clara
Jai Courtney as Callahan
Finn Wittrock as Jaeger
Beau Knapp as Milk
Nat Wolff as Oyster
Wayne Péré as Tom Nichols
Arturo Castro as Snowball
Lance E. Nichols as Balfour

Doctor Sleep - Final Trailer and New Poster


“Doctor Sleep” continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining.  Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson and newcomer Kyliegh Curran star in the supernatural thriller, directed by Mike Flanagan, from his own screenplay based upon the novel by Stephen King.

Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace.  But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the “shine.”  Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality.

Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose.  Abra’s innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before—at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.

“Doctor Sleep” stars Ewan McGregor (“Star Wars: Episodes I, II & III,” “T2 Trainspotting”) as Dan Torrance, Rebecca Ferguson (the “Mission: Impossible” films, “The Greatest Showman”) as Rose the Hat, and Kyliegh Curran, in her major feature film debut, as Abra.  The main ensemble cast also includes Carl Lumbly, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Bruce Greenwood, Jocelin Donahue, Alex Essoe and Cliff Curtis.

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Gemini Man - Movie Review by Chris Stuckmann


Henry Brogan is an elite assassin who becomes the target of a mysterious operative who can seemingly predict his every move. To his horror, he soon learns that the man who's trying to kill him is a younger, faster, cloned version of himself.
Initial release: October 2, 2019

Chris Stuckmann reviews Gemini Man, starring Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong. Directed by Ang Lee.

Netflix Release the New Trailer for Atlantics


ATLANTICS is the 2019 Grand Prix winner at Cannes Film Festival and marks the feature narrative debut for director Mati Diop. The film has been selected as Senegal’s official entry for the best international feature film at the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020.

The film received its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on Friday 4 October 2019.

After a group of unpaid construction workers disappears at sea one night in search of a better life abroad, the women they have left behind in Dakar are overwhelmed with a mysterious fever.  Ada, 17, secretly grieves for her love Souleiman, one of the departed workers, but she has been promised to another man. After a fire breaks out on her wedding night, a young policeman is sent to investigate the crime. Little does he know that the aggrieved workers have come back as haunting, possessive spirits.  While many of them seek vengeance for their unpaid labor, Souleiman has come back for a different purpose - to be with his Ada one last time.

In UK cinemas on 22 November 2019 and on Netflix November 29 2019

Directed by Mati Diop

Written by Mati Diop, Olivier Demangel

Starring Mama Sané, Amadou Mbow, Ibrahima Traoré, Nicole Sougou, Amina Kane, Mariama Gassama, Coumba Dieng, Ibrahima Mbaye, Diankou Sembene

Wolof with English subtitles | 107 minutes

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Animal Among Us - New Poster and Trailer


This November, Christian Oliver (“Sense8”, House of Good & Evil) and Larisa Oleynik (“Mad Men”, 10 Things I Hate About You) come face to face with hirsute terror in John Woodruff’s highly-anticipated horror throwback, Animal Among Us.

Fifteen years ago, two teenage girls were murdered at Merrymaker Campgrounds. The case was filed as an animal attack, the camp was condemned, and the killer never found. But something horrific still waits in those woods, ready to kill again.
Don Frye, Christine Donlon, Jonathan Murphy, Erin Daniels, Heather Tom, Jasmine Dustin, and Whitney Davis star in a film by John Woodruff. Written by Jonathan Murphy. Produced by Murphy, Woodruff and Cara Kidwell.

Friday the 13th meets Dog Soldiers in Animal Among Us, available on VOD and DVD November 19 from Uncork’d Entertainment.


Monday, 7 October 2019

The Racer - First look at new trailer for hard-hitting cycling drama


The Racer will be available On Demand and download from November 4.

The film will be released across all major digital platforms, including iTunes, Amazon, Sky Store and Google Play.

The Racer had its UK Premiere at Raindance Film Festival earlier this month.

The film follows Felix, a pro cyclist, who dreams of becoming world champion. But when he joins an Italian team, headed by Bruno Leone (Fortunato Cerlino – Sky Atlantic’s Gomorrah), he is dragged into a dark world of performance-enhancing drugs and corruption.

Commenting on the release, Matthew Kreuzer, Commercial Director at Lightbulb Film Distribution, said:

"Off the back of a Premiere at the prestigious Raindance Film Festival, The Racer heads to Sky Store and major digital platforms on November 4. The film has been incredibly well-received, not just by cyclists, but by fans of world cinema. It’s a remarkable debut feature from filmmaker Kenneth Mercken, who was fearless in his approach to storytelling. The Racer is based on the true story of the director’s experiences, as part of an Italian team, in the hard and fast world of professional cycling."


T E N Ǝ ꓕ | T E A S E R (TENET)


Tenet is an upcoming 2020 action thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan and produced by Nolan and Emma Thomas. The film stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh, and Himesh Patel.

Tenet is scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures on July 17, 2020.


T E N Ǝ ꓕ | T E A S E R from Vikhyat Mudrit on Vimeo.

Interview with Nathan Ives - The Director of Somewhere In The Middle


From director Nathan Ives, Somewhere in the Middle explores the lives of five working artists, who aren't household names, but who are making a legitimate living through their art.

Available from October 15 on Amazon, the film examines the joys of being an artist, including the high of one’s work being appreciated, critically acclaimed and, perhaps most importantly, paid for by fans. As a young artist, meeting your idols, from jamming with Bruce Springsteen to ballroom dancing with Antonio Banderas to smoking pot with Willie Nelson, begins to elicit a real “pinch yourself” feeling. Like, “Wow, I’m doing this!”

 The film then shifts to an exploration of art as a business. The struggle of being your own personal assistant, accountant, marketing manager, et cetera – all while simultaneously trying to create the art you love. The absolute craziness of sacrificing a steady income for an unpredictable roller coaster where a big money-making year might be followed by three years of scrapping.

From the outside, many see it as a perfect life; but in reality, it’s a tough job that can often put a strain on one’s social and emotional well-being. “Looking back, I can see how I always chose my career over relationships,” says Griffin. “Relationships are hard. Relationships with artists are borderline impossible.”
 Doubt, fear, excess, anxiety about the future. Somewhere in the Middle takes viewers on a journey through the day-to-day minds of these artists. “My biggest fear is that I’ll never work again.” “I had to come to terms with the fact that I was an alcoholic.” “I’m never satisfied with my work.” “I definitely have regrets about choosing the life of an artist.”

 In the end, these five artists share advice and wisdom with young people who are thinking about following their passions. While it becomes evident that an artist’s life is not for everyone, Dan offers up a succinct bit of encouragement for those with no quit in them: “Get in the fight.”

We speak to director Nathan Ives ahead of the film’s 10/15 release on Amazon.


Tell us about Somewhere in the Middle - -  how long has this been brewing away?

It originated from a conversation I had with Griffin House, one of the artists in the film, a couple of years ago. I’ve been a fan of his for some time and hired him to write a song for a narrative film I did a in 2016, ‘A Christmas In New York.’

Griffin had a show in LA and we were talking afterwards. I made a comment about how I was impressed with his success and longevity. For over twenty years he has both made a respectable living and has been true to his art. He was very humble about it all, but also relayed a story to me which he references in the film.

The story was basically this: Griffin was playing a sold out show at The City Winery in New York, a venue that holds about 300 people. After the show, a couple came up to him and said ‘we just love your music and just know you’re going to make it some day.’

Griffin said some version of this happens at most of his shows. Here’s a guy who has made a legitimate living through his music for two decades, owns a house in Nashville, and supports his family - and people just know he’s going to ‘make it’ some day.

This conversation really got me thinking about what it means to be a ‘succesful’ artist. ‘Somewhere In The Middle’ gave me the opportunity to explore this idea further through the lives of five artists who are living it.
Since the project is smaller in scope than a narrative feature, I was able to get it done relatively quickly.


How did you go about choosing the artists for the movie? 

Griffin was the first one on board, followed by Jasika Nicole who I had worked with on a past film. I’m good friends with Matt Nathanson’s tour manager and he recommended Aaron Tapp, Matt’s guitar player. Jeff Nishinaka is a friend of the DP I’ve used on this and my last three films. Lastly, Dan McCaw is a friend of Jeff Nishinaka’s. I guess really just through word of mouth and a bit of the universe helping me out.


A story in there that you could personally  relate to?

I feel I can relate to a good bit of it. For about three years my sole source of income was writing, directing, and producing. If I’m honest, it was a tough three years. A lot of feast or famine, self doubt, and doing some projects that I was just doing because I needed the money. I’ve since gotten married, started another, more stable business, and my wife has a good job. Now any income we have from my film work we use for the kids college fund or to fix up the house. Getting back to your question, I guess the part I related to most, is the income inconsistency, which when you have a family, is REALLY tough.


Did you find it different directing a doc to directing your usual narrative film?

It’s definitely a smaller adventure as far as crews, budget, and stress. I tackled the writing portion in the same way as the narrative work I’ve done. I put all of my favorite lines/concepts on index cards and built the film on our dining room table. For hours I’d stand there, Earl Gray tea in hand, staring at this mass of index cards laid out in front of me.

Thinking about it, I wouldn’t say, for me, it was not that different. I was still trying to tell an interesting story, that kept the audience entertained, and had a solid theme. I still sat in a dark room for hours on end with Brady, the editor. I still worked with Pat, the composer, on helping the scenes that were dragging, move along with a bit of score. I still did color with Peter at The Garrison. Really, all of the things I do when I’m working on a Narrative feature.


Will audiences know the artists in the movie?

I would be surprised if many people knew these artists. Perhaps the most recognizable would be Jasika Nicole who had a recurring role on ‘Fringe,’ and is currently on ‘The Good Doctor.’


The message of the movie is…

Being a working artist isn’t what most people think - for better and worse. I hope the film will inspire and educate those considering a career in the arts. I also hope that people who are working artists, can watch it, and get that ‘I’m so glad I’m not alone’ feeling.

Eminence Hill - Poster and Trailer - Starring Lance Henriksen, Barry Corbin and Dominique Swain


The stars of Aliens, Lonesome Dove and Face/Off in a rollicking western actioner!

Lance Henriksen, Barry Corbin and Dominique Swain holster up for Eminence Hill, in select theaters and on digital and disc this November.

A notorious outlaw and his gang come upon a small homestead, killing both husband and wife and kidnapping their teenage daughter. With the law closing in on them, and after losing their way, the bandits find themselves in the town of Eminence Hill, a community run by a group of deeply pious and fanatical homesteaders.

Lance Henriksen (Aliens, The Quick & The Dead), Barry Corbin (“Lonesome Dove”, No Country for Old Men), Dominique Swain (Face/Off, Alpha Dog), Clint James (The Magnificent Seven), Anna Harr (Bethany), Owen Conway (The Covenant), Maria Olsen (I Spit On Your Grave : Deja Vu), Augie Duke (Blood Craft) and Brinke Stevens (The Summer of Massacre) star in a Robert Conway film.

Eminence Hill is in theaters November 1, followed by a VOD and DVD release November 5.

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Joker - Spoiler Review by Chris Stuckmann


Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks -- the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he's part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.

Chris Stuckmann reviews Joker with spoilers. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, Shea Whigham. Directed by Todd Phillips.

Friday, 4 October 2019

The Laundromat | Official Trailer | Netflix


A widow (Meryl Streep) investigates an insurance fraud, chasing leads to a pair of Panama City law partners (Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas) exploiting the world’s financial system. Steven Soderbergh directs.

Watch The Laundromat, Only On Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80994011

New trailer and behind the scenes photos for Sam Mendes’ upcoming WW1 epic 1917


Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917.


At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers— Blake’s own brother among them.


1917 is directed by Sam Mendes, who wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Showtime’s Penny Dreadful). The film is produced by Mendes and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Away We Go) for their Neal Street Productions, Jayne-Ann Tenggren (associate producer, Spectre), Callum McDougall (executive producer, Mary Poppins Returns, Skyfall) and Brian Oliver (Rocketman, Black Swan).


eOne will release 1917 in UK and Irish cinemas January 10, 2020.

Poster for Mati Diop's ATLANTICS


ATLANTICS is the 2019 Grand Prix winner at Cannes Film Festival and marks the feature narrative debut for director Mati Diop. The film has been selected as Senegal’s official entry for the best international feature film at the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020.

The film has its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on Friday 4 October 2019.

After a group of unpaid construction workers disappears at sea one night in search of a better life abroad, the women they have left behind in Dakar are overwhelmed with a mysterious fever.  Ada, 17, secretly grieves for her love Souleiman, one of the departed workers, but she has been promised to another man. After a fire breaks out on her wedding night, a young policeman is sent to investigate the crime. Little does he know that the aggrieved workers have come back as haunting, possessive spirits.  While many of them seek vengeance for their unpaid labor, Souleiman has come back for a different purpose - to be with his Ada one last time.

In UK cinemas on 22 November 2019 and on Netflix November 29 2019


Thursday, 3 October 2019

The Furnace - Official Trailer and Poster



From Academy Award Nominated director Darrell Roodt, and nominated for Best Feature Film at the Nice International Film Festival, THE FURNACE is an Exploration Films release, available this October, 2019.

Newlyweds Mary (Jamie Bernadette) and Matt celebrate Christmas - and their passion for running - with two honeymoon tickets to Africa’s ultimate footrace, The Furnace. Their excitement to race together across the biggest animal reserve in the world has them inspired. Then in a horrific flash, everything’s gone including Mary’s purpose for living.

A year later, Mary is grieving. Struggling to breathe with an oxygen tank, she cries out her anger at God. Standing nearby, a man (Luthuli Dlamini) sees her suffering, and shares his own story of loss. Once a doctor in Africa, he fled to America when civil war annihilated his town. Now known by the nickname, ‘Coffin,’ he digs graves after losing his practice. Coffin urges Mary to keep on believing, push through and recover, offering his help as a doctor and friend. Over time Coffin’s dedicated support and intense training helps Mary grow strong, and live to run again. But what will it take to let go of her pain and loss when she finally enters The Furnace?

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

DRIVEN, starring Lee Pace as 'John DeLorean' releases in cinemas 8th November


Synopsis:
In an affluent San Diego neighbourhood, former drug-smuggler turned FBI informant Jim Hoffman befriends his famous neighbour, motoring engineer and designer John DeLorean. Bedazzled by DeLorean’s charm and vision, Jim soon finds himself in DeLorean’s inner circle at the launch of a new enterprise that promises to revolutionise the American motor industry.

However, when DeLorean’s dream hits the buffers with his company set to go belly- up, Jim offers the car maker a way out - one that will betray his new friend, please his FBI bosses, and leave the DeLorean dream in the dust.

DRIVEN, starring Lee Pace as 'John DeLorean' releases in cinemas 8th November

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Nicolas Cage and Laurence Fishburne to star in explosive drug thriller Running With The Devil


Running With The Devil will be released on 4th November across all major digital platforms. The film stars the iconic Nicolas Cage (Face Off / Mandy), Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix / Hannibal) as well as Cole Hauser and Leslie Bibb.

When a cocaine shipment is compromised to the dismay of the Cartel's ringleader, The Boss (Barry Pepper) orders his most trusted Man (Laurence Fishburne) and another master drug trafficker, The Cook (Nicolas Cage), on a dangerous journey to audit the company's supply chain.

Jason Cabell makes his directorial debut, as well as writing the film. The former active-combat Navy SEAL will utilise his military experience and knowledge, having served in over 100 countries across the world.

Running With The Devil will be available on Digital Download from 4th November