Monday, 9 December 2019

Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Official Trailer


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

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

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

Wonder Woman 1984 – Official Trailer


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

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

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



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


Sunday, 8 December 2019

Free Guy - Official Trailer


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

Coming to Cinemas Summer 2020

Directed by: Shawn Levy

Written by: Matt Liebman

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

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Weathering with You - Movie Review by Chris Stuckmann


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

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

Release date: 17 January 2020

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


Thursday, 5 December 2019

GREED - Official Trailer - At Cinemas Feb 21


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

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


MULAN - 2020 New Trailer


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

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

“Mulan” arrives in UK cinemas next Spring.

2050 - "Customize your lover" - Trailer and Poster


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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

James Bond 007 - 'No Time to Die' Trailer


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

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

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

Richard Jewell - Movie Review by Chris Stuckmann


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

Release date: 31 January 2020

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


Tuesday, 3 December 2019

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


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


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

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


Do you have a favorite part?

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Monday, 2 December 2019

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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For your chance to win just answer the question below.

Who is the director of The Amazing Mr Blunden?

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

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

Sunday, 1 December 2019

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


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

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

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