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

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

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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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Who is the director of Anna and the Apocalypse ?

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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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Antebellum - Official Teaser Trailer - In Cinemas Spring 2020


In Cinemas Spring 2020
Starring: Janelle Monáe, Marque Richardson II, Eric Lange, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Tongayi Chirisa, Gabourey Sidibe, Rob Aramayo, Lily Cowles, and Jena Malone
Directed by: Gerard Bush & Christopher Renz

Successful author Veronica Henley (Janelle Monáe) finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late.

ANTEBELLUM is a terrifying new thriller from the producer of the acclaimed films GET OUT and US, and groundbreaking directors Gerard Bush and Christoper Renz (Bush+Renz) - an exciting new voice in filmmaking.

Antebellum will be released in the UK & Ireland by Lionsgate UK.

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Knives Out - Movie Review by Chris Stuckmann


A detective and a trooper travel to a lush estate to interview the quirky relatives of a patriarch who died during his 85th birthday celebration.

Release date: 29 November 2019

Chris Stuckmann reviews Knives Out, starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Riki Lindhome, Edi Patterson, Frank Oz, K Callan, Noah Segan, Christopher Plummer. Directed by Rian Johnson.

Monday, 18 November 2019

Spies In Disguise - New Trailer


Featuring the new single, “Then There Were Two” by Mark Ronson and Anderson .Paak from “Mark Ronson Presents The Music Of Spies In Disguise,” Now Available.

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 when events take an unexpected turn, this unlikely duo are forced to team up for the ultimate mission that will require an almost impossible disguise – transforming Lance into the brave, fierce, majestic… pigeon.

Walter and Lance suddenly have to work as a team, or the whole world is in peril.

“Spies in Disguise” flies into cinemas this Boxing Day.

Directed by: Troy Quane, Nick Bruno

Cast: Will Smith, Tom Holland, Ben Mendelsohn, Karen Gillan, Rashida Jones, DJ Khaled, Masi Oka.

Competition: Win Balance, Not Symmetry on DVD


Balance, Not Symmetry is out on DVD on 25th November.

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

Synopsis
Using a groundbreaking concept, Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil worked alongside director Jamie Adams to create Balance, Not Symmetry, a film and album of the same name, using both as inspiration for each other to create two wonderful works of art.

Following its premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival, the film is set for its release on DVD and digital thanks to Pinpoint Films via Sparky Pictures, with rising Hollywood stars Laura Harrier (BlacKkKlansman, Spider-Man: Homecoming) and Bria Vinaite (The Florida Project, The OA) taking the leads.

When he announced the project, Neil said: “The record will influence the film and then feed back to the music. It’s an unusual way to make a record, and that’s why I’m buzzing about it – it’s a different way to feel inspired.”

Harrier plays Caitlin, an American student who must return to her studies at the Glasgow School of Art following the death her father. Leaving behind a grieving mother (Kate Dickie – The VVitch, Prometheus) and supported by her fun-loving flatmate Hannah (Vinaite), Caitlin struggles to navigate grief and inspiration.

With an end of year art project failing to come together, budding romance in the air, and a growing resentment towards her best friend, will Caitlin be able to find her voice through her art? The words of Scotland’s best loved rock band, “reinvigorated and exploring thrilling new territory” ensure that “there is magic here, unquestionable magic” (NME).

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Thursday, 14 November 2019

Seberg - Official Trailer (2019) Stars Kristen Stewart, Jack O'Connell, Margaret Qualley, Zazie Beetz, Anthony Mackie and Vince Vaughn


Seberg is a 2019 political thriller film directed by Benedict Andrews, from a screenplay by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse. It stars Kristen Stewart, Jack O'Connell, Margaret Qualley, Zazie Beetz, Anthony Mackie and Vince Vaughn.

It had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on August 30, 2019. It is scheduled to be released in the United States on December 13, 2019, by Amazon Studios, and in the United Kingdom on January 3, 2020, by Universal Pictures.

The FBI's surveillance program COINTELPRO begins to target actress Jean Seberg due to her associations with Hakim Jamal.

Cast
Kristen Stewart as Jean Seberg
Jack O'Connell as Jack Solomon
Anthony Mackie as Hakim Jamal
Margaret Qualley as Linette
Colm Meaney as Frank Ellroy
Zazie Beetz as Dorothy Jamal
Vince Vaughn as Carl Kowalski
Yvan Attal as Romain Gary
Stephen Root as Walt Breckman
Cornelius Smith Jr. as Ray Robertson
Jade Pettyjohn as Jenny Kowalski
Ser'Darius Blain as Louis Lewis
James Jordan as Roy Maddow

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

The Irishman - Movie Review


The Irishman (titled onscreen as I Heard You Paint Houses) is a 2019 American epic crime film directed and produced by Martin Scorsese and written by Steven Zaillian, based on the 2004 book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt. It stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, with Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Jesse Plemons, and Harvey Keitel in supporting roles. The film follows Frank Sheeran (De Niro), a truck driver who becomes a hitman and gets involved with mobster Russell Bufalino (Pesci) and his crime family, including his time working for the powerful Teamster Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino).

Release date: 8 November 2019

Chris Stuckmann reviews The Irishman, starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Harvey Keitel, Jesse Plemons, Anna Paquin. Directed by Martin Scorsese.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2020 - Brand New Trailer


Sonic the Hedgehog is an upcoming 2020 adventure film based on the Sonic video game series by Sega. The film is directed by Jeff Fowler (in his feature directorial debut) from a screenplay by Patrick Casey, Josh Miller, and Oren Uziel and a story by Casey and Miller.

It stars Ben Schwartz as the voice of the title character and Jim Carrey as Sonic's nemesis Doctor Robotnik, alongside James Marsden and Tika Sumpter. In the film, a small-town sheriff assists Sonic as he attempts to escape the government.

Sonic tries to navigate the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound best friend -- a human named Tom Wachowski. They must soon join forces to prevent the evil Dr. Robotnik from capturing Sonic and using his powers for world domination.

The film was originally scheduled to be released in the United States on November 8, 2019. However, after negative reaction to Sonic's previous design in the first trailer, which was released on April 30, Paramount delayed the film to February 14, 2020, pledging to redesign Sonic.



Comparing the new to the old trailer.

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Holiday Hell - Poster and Trailer - Starring Jeffrey Combs


It’s set to be a ho-ho-horrific November with Holiday Hell now available on DVD and Digital.

Starring horror icon Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator), Joel Murray (Hatchet), Jeff Bryan Davis (Killer Pad), Lisa Coronado (“Twin Peaks”), and Meagan Karimi-Naser (Dead West), the frighteningly-festive horror anthology from Uncork’d Entertainment features segments directed by Jeff Ferrell (Ghostlight), Jeremy Berg (The Invoking), Jeff Vigil and David Burns.

On Christmas Eve, a woman enters a curiosity shop looking for a last-minute gift. There, she meets a mysterious shopkeeper who tells her the horrific stories behind four objects in the shop. As he weaves tales of killer dolls, witches and psycho Santas, the woman senses she might be in danger. She has until midnight to choose her gift, but will she choose wisely?

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Monday, 11 November 2019

Competition: Win Upgrade on Blu-ray starring Logan Marshall-Green


Upgrade is out on Blu-ray on 18th November.

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

Synopsis
The critically acclaimed breakout Sci-Fi hit of 2018, Upgrade from director Leigh Whannell (Insidious, Saw) and  the team behind Get Out, gets its highly anticipated enhanced release as a Limited Edition Blu-ray, complete with a host of brand new special features from Second Sight Films.

In a near-future world, where technology controls everything, technophobe Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green – The Invitation, Spider-Man: Homecoming) is the victim of a brutal mugging that leaves his wife dead and him paralysed. A reclusive billionaire inventor offers him an experimental cure, an A.I. implant called STEM. Grey accepts and is immediately transformed into an unstoppable killing machine with enhanced strength and agility. Now it’s payback time.

Genre specialist Blumhouse and the visionary creator of the Saw franchise team up to create an instant cyberpunk classic.

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Saturday, 9 November 2019

The Tokoloshe - Poster and Trailer - starring Petronella Tshuma, Kwande Nkosi, and Dawid Minnaar


Jerome Pikwane’s bloodcurdling ode to the mythological creature The Tokoloshe set to spook audiences this December.

Uncork’d Entertainment will release The Tokoloshe, director Jerome Pikwane’s frightening fictional account of the mythological creature, on digital platforms and disc 12/3.

Busi, a young destitute woman with dangerously repressed emotions, lands a job as a cleaner at a rundown hospital in the heart of Johannesburg. Desperate for the money so she can bring her younger sister to Johannesburg, she must cope despite the predatory and corrupt hospital manager. When Busi discovers an abandoned young girl in the hospital, who believes she is tormented by a supernatural force, Busi must face her own demons from her past in order to save the child from the abusive monster that pursues them both relentlessly.

From writers Richard Kunzmann and Jerome Pikwane, and starring Petronella Tshuma, Kwande Nkosi, and Dawid Minnaar, The Tokoloshe.

Friday, 8 November 2019

Sky Cinema Release First Look Image of Raff Law, Rita Ora, Sir Michael Caine, Lena Headey, Franz Drameh and Sophie Simnett in TWIST


Starring Sir Michael Caine, Lena Headey, Rita Ora, Franz Drameh, Sophie Simnett and introducing Raff Law in the title role

London, 8 November 2019

The first look image has been revealed from Sky’s forthcoming original co-production TWIST, 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.

Twist is Directed by Martin Owen (Killers Anonymous, The Intergalactic Adventures of Max Cloud) and produced by Unstoppable Film and TV, Posterity Pictures, Pure Grass Films and in co-production with Redbull Films . Twist is written by John Wrathall (The Liability) with additional writing by Sally Collett and Martin Owen (The Intergalactic Adventures of Max Cloud). Producers are Matt Williams, Ben Grass, Jason Maza and Noel Clarke.  Financiers include MEP Capital, Blue Rider, Arclight and Lipsync Productions.  Worldwide sales are with Arclight Films. The film is currently in production in London.

Into The Mirror - New Poster and Trailer


Rising star Jamie Bacon writes, alongside producer Charles Streeter and stars as the lead in the award-winning feature debut Into The Mirror. This original, exciting and powerful drama is helmed by one to watch, first time director Lois Stevenson with Richard E.Grant as associate producer. It takes us on a breathtaking journey of a young man’s fight to find his identity and way in the world.

This fresh take on discovering who you really are, has been wowing audiences on its US release, at festivals across Europe and has won awards including Best Film at The Netherlands’ New Vision Film Festival, and Best Actor for Jamie Bacon at the New Renaissance Film Festival, Amsterdam. The film is now set to premiere in the UK on 22 November 2019 in limited cinemas and on digital.

Featuring an incredible original soundtrack from lauded musician, producer and visual artist  Johnny Jewel (Drive, Twin Peaks: The Return), we follow Daniel (Bacon – Brighton, White Lines), a sensitive young man who has recently moved to London and has landed, what appears from the outside, to be the ideal job.

As he climbs the career ladder, Daniel is finding life harder and harder as he struggles with his demons. The death of his mother, and fall out with his father has left him reeling and his overbearing boss Harry (John Sackville – The Crown, The Wedding Date), is making his life even more difficult with his brutish behaviour and insistence on Daniel being ‘one of the lads’. Bullied to join in on debauched nights out, Daniel doesn’t feel he belongs in this world…When co-worker, Blue (Beatrice May – Rabb.it, A Mother’s Ruin), walks into his life at exactly the right moment, she introduces Daniel to another way of life.

Also starring Talulah-Eve Brown who made her TV debut in 2017 making history in Britain's Next Top Model as the first openly transgender contestant to compete on the show and has gone to garner a successful career as a model and influencer.


The Invisible Man - Official Trailer and new stills.


What you can’t see can hurt you. Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (Us, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale) stars in a terrifying modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal’s classic monster character.

Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer, NBC’s The InBetween), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge, Straight Outta Compton) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid, HBO’s Euphoria).


But when Cecilia’s abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.


Jason Blum, our current-day master of the horror genre, produces The Invisible Man for his Blumhouse Productions. The Invisible Man is written, directed and executive produced by Leigh Whannell, one of the original conceivers of the Saw franchise who most recently directed Upgrade and Insidious: Chapter 3.


The film is also produced by Kylie du Fresne (Upgrade, The Sapphires) for Goalpost Pictures. The executive producers are Whannell, Beatriz Sequeira, Charles Layton, Rosemary Blight, Ben Grant, Couper Samuelson and Jeanette Volturno. The Invisible Man is a co-production of Goalpost Pictures Australia and Blumhouse Productions, in association with Nervous Tick, for Universal Pictures.

The Invisible Man will be released in UK cinemas on 28th February 2020.

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

British Action Movie THE COURIER (Olga Kurylenko, Gary Oldman) in Cinemas and on Digital HD 20 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 from 20 December 2019


Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Bad Boys For Life - Trailer 2


Directed by Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Doug Belgrad and Will Smith, with an all star cast including Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Paola Nunez, Kate Del Castillo, Nicky Jam, and Joe Pantoliano. BAD BOYS FOR LIFE will open at cinemas across UK and Ireland 17 January 2020.

The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back together for one last ride in the highly anticipated Bad Boys for Life.

Eminence Hill - Poster, Trailer and Brand New Clip Staring 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, on digital and disc this Tuesday, November 5.

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 on VOD and DVD November 5.
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Monday, 4 November 2019

Bloody Marie - Poster and Trailer


Directed by Lennert Hillege, Guido van Driel

Starring Susanne Wolff, Dragos Bucur, Alexia Lestiboudois, Jan Bijvoet, Therese Affolter

Official Synopsis : 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.

Now Showing in select theaters; Available on Demand November 11

Interview with Jason Loftus - Producer of #NoJoke



In #NoJoke, singer Andrew Cole sets out to convince his musical idols to help him make a song for victims of bullying. He’s joined by Jeff Goldblum, Slash, Patrick Stewart, Lemmy, Chad Smith, Jane Lynch and more, who share their talents and their sometimes painful experiences. Andrew’s journey to understand bullying leads him to experts and to the ghosts of his own past—going beyond the tropes of today’s anti-bullying campaigns to the heart of the issue.

From writer/director Manfred Becker,  #NoJoke chronicles a musician's journey to create a song with some of the biggest stars in the industry. Along the way, he faces up to his painful past, while giving viewers a deep personal insight into the issue of bullying.

Ozzy Osbourne, Meat Loaf, Charlie Sheen, Michael Biehn, Diego Boneta, Julian Lennon and Steve Vai also feature in #NoJoke, available October 22 On Demand and Digital from Indiecan Entertainment. 


Now, for the unversed, what does a producer do?

The producer has the final responsibility for both the business and creative decisions on a film. What that actually means will vary depending on the size of your team and the nature and scale of the project, but on a very small team it can seem like everything. I’m fortunate to have had other producers working with me on this project, who’ve carried big parts of the load.

Generally, though, a producer can be responsible right from the outset with securing the rights needed to make a film, financing the project, hiring and then overseeing the production team, overseeing post-production, and then dealing with distribution and marketing, either directly or by contracting and engaging with third parties. 


And you’ve been an executive producer on some of the films – how does being an EP differ from being a producer?

In film, an EP may be less involved in terms of day-to-day supervision. They may also play valuable but more limited roles in terms of financing the project or providing creative direction or input. When I’ve played this role, it’s sometimes because the film belongs to another filmmaker and I have simply assisted that filmmaker secure some financing and helped in limited areas with the creative. In other cases, I have owned the project but had a producer handling most of the day-to-day work and decisions. In television, the executive producer credit is a bit different and can imply that person has played some of the roles that the main producer would with a film, such as securing the rights to make the project, financing it, and supervising its development.


In terms of your main responsibilities on #NoJoke, what were you in charge of?

My primary responsibilities involved funding the project, building the right team, and then working with that team to make sure we could deliver our film.

My producing partner, Adam Leipzig, and I hopped onto what was already a moving train with this project. Andrew Cole was a relatively unknown singer-songwriter, but he had begun convincing some big Hollywood names to join him in making this song about bullying.

It was an interesting underdog story, and Adam and I believed there was a movie here. Fortunately, we were able to find support for it and find an excellent team to make it.


And did that include finding and securing talent to interview?

As the film portrays, this was really all Andrew. And as you see in the film, he had some pretty creative ideas to try to get the access he needed to do his pitch. It was definitely tough going at first until he started to get some yeses. As with anything, the first one is the hardest. So landing Jeff Goldblum was a huge boost.


Anyone that you personally roped into doing the movie?

In my role, I think the biggest fish I landed was the director of our film, Manfred Becker.

Even though the story is about this guy who seeks to build an army of celebrities to help stop bullying, we know the issue of abuse is complex and not something we can solve simply with artists banding together. I didn’t want a film that trivialized or ignored this reality, and nor did Adam. So we wanted a director who would do justice to the subject matter.

If you’ve seen Manfred Becker’s previous work, he’s not into puff pieces. We believed he could balance the celebrity aspect of this project and still bring gravity and nuance to a difficult issue. This included delving into Andrew’s own past, as well as the various experts Andrew meets that help shape the ideas in the film.

Once filming began and Manfred and his team were following Andrew’s journey, it was really about giving Manfred the time and resources to find the story as it emerged. That’s often the most gruelling and time-consuming part of making a documentary.


The film is entertaining but it’s also a wonderful education tool. I imagine your motivation for doing the film isn’t so much commercial or financial, then..?

Thank you! Yes, in general documentaries are seldom big money makers, and here we’re contributing to the work of the charity Abuse Hurts with this project. But docs have a unique ability to shed light on subjects and perspectives that sometimes don’t get the attention they deserve. I think it’s great when you can contribute something valuable to a dialogue that impacts people. I’m proud of what Manfred and his team were able to bring out in this film.


Why should people seek out #NoJoke?

I think many will come to it because they’re interested in hearing their idols open up about their bullying experiences, or because of the underdog story of Andrew Cole convincing big celebrities to join him to do a We Are the World for bullying. But the film is more than that.

I have a lot of respect for people like Patrick Stewart, Jane Lynch, Chad Smith and Michael Biehn, who shared some difficult things from their pasts. I hope it helps people to see that celebrities can go through the same difficult things we do, and in some cases they make bad decisions just like the rest of us.

At the same time, #NoJoke doesn’t pretend that bringing artists together will solve bullying and abuse, which are not new problems. It brings forward some really interesting perspectives that I hope will contribute to the broader conversation on bullying and how we approach it.


Sunday, 3 November 2019

Terminator: Dark Fate - Movie Review


In Mexico City, a newly modified liquid Terminator -- the Rev-9 model -- arrives from the future to kill a young factory worker named Dani Ramos. Also sent back in time is Grace, a hybrid cyborg human who must protect Ramos from the seemingly indestructible robotic assassin. But the two women soon find some much-needed help from a pair of unexpected allies -- seasoned warrior Sarah Connor and the T-800 Terminator.

Release date: 25 October 2019

Chris Stuckmann reviews Terminator: Dark Fate, starring Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, Diego Boneta. Directed by Tim Miller.


Saturday, 2 November 2019

WIN A COPY OF IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE RELEASED FOR THE FIRST ON BLU-RAY™ ON 4TH NOVEMBER


Return to Bedford Falls to experience the life-affirming message of director Frank Capra’s enduringly popular classic all over again when IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE arrives on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray™ for the first time ever on 4th November, 2019.  Fully restored from the original negative IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE in 4K delivers amazing clarity with sharper and brighter images for a sensational home viewing experience. 

To celebrate the release of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, we’re giving you the chance to win a Blu-ray™ copy, packed with special features including the newly remastered film in black-and-white, along with a colourised version and the three special features listed above.

Paramount spent over a year painstakingly restoring this treasured film, using the original nitrate negative along with two fine grain masters made in the 1940s.  Each element was carefully scanned using the very latest technology to both preserve the delicate negative and create the best possible digital image.  Fortunately, 13 of the 14 reels of the original negative survived, but portions had begun to deteriorate so the best image was selected from one of the three original sources on a shot-by-shot basis.  The result is a more vibrant and detail-rich picture that brings this classic to life like never before.

For your chance to win a Blu-ray™ copy of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, simply answer the following question:

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Friday, 1 November 2019

Such a Funny Life - New Poster and Trailer



Release date
In theaters November 6, 2019 (L.A) - ONE WEEK THEATRICAL

Directed By
Oliver Mann

Starring
Gonzalo Trigueros, 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.