Saturday, 25 January 2020

Agramon's Gate - Poster and Trailer - Starring Horror Icons Laurene Landon (Maniac Cop) and Yan Birch (The People Under The Stairs)


From writer/director Harley Wallen, and featuring genre icons Laurene Landon (Maniac Cop) and Yan Birch (The People Under The Stairs), Agramon’s Gate premieres On Demand February 11.

A psychic reader and Medium is invited to a party. Something goes very wrong and something comes over from the other side to haunt the people from the party. They must solve the mystery before it's too late. Agramon will not be easy to stop.

Also starring Kris Reilly, Calhoun Koenig, Harley Wallen and Kaiti Wallen, Agramon’s Gate will be available on digital platforms 2/11 from Midnight Releasing.

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Friday, 24 January 2020

Alien Outbreak - Poster, Trailer


A war of the worlds begins this February when writer-director Neil Rowe's special effects showcase ALIEN OUTBREAK lands on digital and DVD from High Octane Pictures.

A small rural community is quarantined by an alien presence. Local police officers Zoe and Patrick battle through the night to take control as they become cut off from the outside world. Residents begin to behave strangely and mass panic spreads throughout. With the help of others, Zoe and Patrick begin unraveling the mystery and soon discover it is not all as it seems. Can they save their community before it's too late?


ALIEN OUTBREAK is available On Demand and DVD February 11, 2020.


Tuesday, 21 January 2020

The Rhythm Section (2020) - New Trailer - Starring Blake Lively and Jude Law


In Theatres January 31.

Blake Lively stars as Stephanie Patrick, an ordinary woman on a path of self-destruction after her family is tragically killed in a plane crash. When Stephanie discovers that the crash was not an accident, she enters a dark, complex world to seek revenge on those responsible and find her own redemption. Based on the novel by Mark Burnell, from director Reed Morano (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) and the producers of the James Bond film series, The Rhythm Section also stars Jude Law and Sterling K. Brown.

Friday, 17 January 2020

Interview with Nathan Pfaff


What would make someone who has a quickly growing career in the film industry give up everything to go live in Africa? That was the question that inspired director Nathan Pfaff to create Film School Africa.

A Hollywood casting director leaves her lucrative career behind in order to teach filmmaking to youth in an impoverished community in South Africa. In an environment resistant towards art and film, the students learn the true power and impact of storytelling.

Katie Taylor leaves a quickly growing career in the film industry in LA in order to teach film to youth in an impoverished township in South Africa. Thinking it will mainly help give the students skills and knowledge towards employment, she quickly realizes the students use their films as a means of self-expression and as art-therapy. Follow the students of FSA as they experience the joy and hardships of filming in the most unlikely of places. Learn the power of story and how film can transcend culture and color.

From Global Digital Releasing, Film School Africa premieres On Demand TODAY.


How did you get started in filmmaking, sir?

I’ve always loved filmmaking since high school, but it wasn’t till I pursed film work in Los Angeles that I really started to love the documentary side of the industry and decided to pursue that.

Lot of support along the way?

Yes, I have been very blessed to have always been supported by friends and family on all my filmmaking endeavors.

And this is your first movie?

Yes, this is my first feature length film. I wanted to have a feature film under my belt and gain all the experience that comes along with that, and it is something I am quite proud of. I have also made a short documentary in university that won a student Emmy in 2014 called The Advocate.

How hard was it to put together – in terms of structuring it, getting the money to make it, and so on?

I went to South Africa and filmed the staff and students of the film school for three months before coming back to LA and editing the film in my apartment for a little over a year. Not being able to just go back and shoot more footage probably helped narrow my options in terms of structuring it, and made it less complicated. But I was confident in what I had gotten. Being involved with the whole process helped me get an overarching skeleton of the story early on, but I continued massaging and tweaking it for quite a while.

I didn’t seek any external funding for the film, until the end when I created a GoFundMe to help fund the soundtrack composing and film festival submission fees. It was very much just a personal, passion project for me.

Did you learn a lot about the business world- and things you weren’t aware of – making it?

Absolutely! From the beginning, learning more about the business side of filmmaking was one of the things I was most interested in learning. This film has taught me a lot, and I know I still have infinitely more to learn, but now I feel I have a much better overview of the whole process.

How did you land distribution? 

To be honest, I was just playing the festival lottery and hoping to get an offer at some of the film festivals I screened at. But when that didn’t happen, I simply did internet searches and got recommendations from friends. Simply reaching out and submitting applications got me a producer’s representative, which in turn got me a distribution company. And once again, that was part of the process I was glad to learn. I knew once people saw the film they would love it. It was just a matter of getting people to actually watch it and take it seriously.



Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Peter Rabbit 2 - Official Trailer - At Cinemas March 27


In PETER RABBIT™ 2, the lovable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.

Adventure runs in the family in cinemas March 27!

Starring
Rose Byrne
Domhnall Gleeson
David Oyelowo
Elizabeth Debicki
with Margot Robbie
and James Corden as Peter Rabbit


Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Carmilla Trailer - UK release date 3rd April


An atmospheric, coming-of-age love story steeped in eerie mystery; a reimagining of Sheridan La Fanu’s 19th century novella of the same name.  15-year-old Lara (Hannah Rae) lives with her father (Greg Wise) and her strict governess, Miss Fontaine (Jessica Raine), in total isolation and is struggling to find an outlet for her curiosity and burgeoning sexuality. When a carriage crash nearby brings a young girl into the family home to recuperate, Lara is enchanted by the eponymous Carmilla (Devrim Lingnau).

CARMILLA is the solo directorial debut of writer-director Emily Harris, starring newcomers Hannah Rae and Devrim Lingnau alongside Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife), Tobias Menzies (The Crown) and Greg Wise (The Crown). Cinematography by Michael Wood (Eight Days A Week), production design by Alexandra Walker (Harry Potter), editing by Rebecca Lloyd (American Honey) with a score composed by Philip Selway, drummer for the band Radiohead (who previously scored Polly Steele’s Let Me Go), costume design by the Academy Award-winning John Bright (A Room With A View), with hair and make-up by Julie Kendrick (The White Queen). Producers are Lizzie Brown and Emily Precious for Bird Flight Films, alongside executive producers Tilly Films in association with Altitude Film Entertainment, the film will be released in the UK and Ireland by Republic Film Distribution.

The Victoria and Albert Museum, where writer-director Emily Harris is a Curator of the Theatre and Performance Department, will host a London Premiere screening on 24th March 2020.

A Regional Premiere will take place at the Depot Cinema, Lewes on 31st March 2020. The film was shot on location in and around Lewes and Plumpton, East Sussex.

CARMILLA will be released in UK and Ireland on 3 April 2020

Certificate 15. Running Time 94 minutes

VILLAIN - Brand New Trailer


Written and Directed by Philip Barantini, George Russo and Greg Hall

Starring
Craig Fairbrass
Robert Glenister
George Russo
Izuka Hoyle

VILLAIN follows the harrowing journey of Eddie Franks (Fairbrass). After being released from prison after 10 years, Eddie attempts to help his family by reconnecting with his daughter (Hoyle) and clearing his brother’s (Russo) debt. Despite his best efforts, he finds himself drawn back into a life of crime, with devastating consequences.

A fantastic, gritty British genre film VILLAIN depicts the poignant journey of a man trying to mend mistakes of the past. The film is Philip Barantini’s highly anticipated feature debut, who’s short film BOILING POINT starring Stephen Graham (The Irishman, Line of Duty) has recently been nominated for a British Independent Film Award. Barantini has previously been seen in front of the camera in Band of Brothers, Humans and most recently Chernobyl.

VILLAIN is in cinemas and available on digital from February 28th 2020

Bloodshot - International Trailer 2 - 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.


Directed by David S. F. Wilson and starring Vin Diesel, Eiza Gonzalez, Sam Heughan, Toby Kebbell and Guy Pearce.

Monday, 13 January 2020

Morbius - New Trailer


One of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters comes to the big screen as Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero, Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success soon reveals itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease.

MORBIUS is directed by Daniel Espinosa, with a screenplay by Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless and Art Marcum & Matt Holloway. The film stars Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, and Tyrese Gibson.


MORBIUS will open at cinemas July 31

Competition: Win Made in Auschwitz on DVD


Made in Auschwitz is released on January 20th

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

Synopsis
This is the harrowing, devastating and shocking story of Auschwitz Block 10. Based on the life of 10 woman who, during the Holocaust, were preyed upon by a sadistic and narcissistic German doctor; Carl Clauberg.

Disguising his intentions to cause infertility and pain to his female patients with promises of fertility and pregnancy, he instead inflicted cruel and inhumane experiments, under Nazi instructions, in quest for recognition and his indispensable will to produce scientific results that would have made a second genocide very possible.

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For your chance to win just answer the question below.

Who are the directors of Made in Auschwitz?

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Competition: Win The Operative on DVD


The Operative is released on January 20th

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

Synopsis
MUNICH meets HOMELAND in this taught and pacy psychological thriller following an undercover spy.

The Operative follows the story of Rachel (Diane Kruger, Inglorious Basterds), a rogue spy from Israel's feared national intelligence force Mossad, vanishes without a trace while attending her father's funeral in London.

The only clue to her whereabouts is a cryptic phone call she places to her former handler Thomas (Martin Freeman, The Hobbit Trilogy), who is then summoned from Germany to Israel by Mossad. With Rachel's life immersed in her assignments as part of a vast espionage effort against Iran's nuclear program, Thomas must retrace her steps to determine what threats she may now pose to their operation, while also working to protect her. Based on the hit novel The English Teacher by Yiftach R. Atir, The Operative also stars Cas Anvar (Room, Argo), Yoav Levi (Zero Dark Thirty) and Ohad Knoller (Munich).


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Who is the director of The Operative?

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Saturday, 11 January 2020

Interview with Stephen Gallacher - Writer/Director of Nothing Man


Ahead of its release next week we spoke to Stephen Gallacher about his revenge thriller Nothing Man which stars Daniel Hall as a homeless man suffering from amnesia who is out to seek justice after his only friend is murdered.


You work in crowd P.A – in addition to writing, directing and acting – tell me about that? What does that involve?

I am now a 2nd assistant director on various films and tv shows such as Fleabag and The Split. It now involves writing call sheets and working out logistics, it can get quite monotonous but it’s all part of the job and it’s great to learn about every aspect. It’s also a great place to bond with cast and chat to them about projects.


You worked on Jason Bourne in that capacity?

At the time I was a crowd PA and got to work on some of the London stuff they did, it was a lot of fun, big crowd days are always fun. Two hundred people running around pretending like stuff is exploding near them and things, it’s cool.


I have to ask then, did the Jason Bourne character inspire Nothing Man?

In some ways yeah he did, but our main influence was certainly Dead Man’s Shoe’s by Shane Meadows, we loved Paddy Considine’s character in that and he was kind of birthed from there. Also we made Dan do his best Batman impression for the voice.


How long ago did you conceive the concept?

Wow, well its been eight years since we shot it so probably nine years since we came up with concept. We did a day of brainstorming to come up with the story and the concept and worked on it from there.


And what was the initial germ of the idea? 

We wanted to make something where it was low cost high concept, and wondered how best to do that and we also wanted to make it about societal problems and people. I like having some kind of message in my movies, even if it’s a small one, so having the issue of homelessness and a shady corporation getting rid of them was a response to the homeless situation in York and especially London.


I’m very interested in some of the feedback you’ve received on the film – I imagine while everyone really digs the film they’ve all got different opinions on the actions of those in the movie? Had some wild comments flung your way?

We’ve not had anything too crazy, I think most people think Noam is a great anti-hero and that’s where we pitched him. No one is morally perfect and I like characters that have more than one side to them, they’re human after all, so make sure they’re as conflicted and as complex as that. 


To get serious for a moment. What can be done about the homeless situation? It’s getting worse and worse it seems. Is there anything we the people can do to help there?

Well in the UK we just voted in a government that will not help the situation, it is getting worse and they’re doing very little to fix it. We have houses sitting empty, we ignore and avoid those less fortunate, so I think like most things it’s fixing the problem at the root. We need to invest in better health care, decriminalize certain drugs, get people into rehab, get them a routine, open up more shelters and give them an incentive to work and give them jobs. 


Thursday, 9 January 2020

Disturbing The Peace | UK Trailer | 2020 | Starring Guy Pearce and Devon Sawa


YOURS TO OWN ON DVD AND DIGITAL HD JAN 27

A small-town marshal who hasn't carried a gun since he left the Texas Rangers after a tragic shooting must pick up his gun again to do battle with a gang of outlaw bikers that has invaded the town to pull off a brazen and violent heist.

From the producers of Bone Tomahawk and The Hurk Locker.

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Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Competition: Win Romulus v. Remus: The First King on DVD


Romulus v. Remus: The First King is released on January 13th

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

Synopsis
VIKINGS meets VALHALLA RISING and APOCALYPTO; this historical action epic is the legendary story of the two brothers who battled to found the greatest Empire history has ever known; Rome.

With stunning visuals and immersive epic battle scenes the film follows Romulus and Remus as they escape captivity and battle sacred fire and violent warriors leading one of them to form the eternal nation. A journey that will see one brother killed by the other to seal his fate as the chosen one.

Directed by Matteo Rovere.

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Who is the director of Romulus v. Remus: The First King?

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Bad Boys For Life explodes onto 4DX and ScreenX at Cineworld cinemas


Cinemagoers will feel every punch, kick and shot as Will Smith and Martin Lawrence join forces one last time for Bad Boys For Life, the action-packed blockbuster which is released in 4DX and ScreenX on 17th January, exclusively at Cineworld.

Audiences will ride along with Detectives Mike Lowrey (Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Lawrence) in the third and biggest instalment of the franchise yet. 17 years after their last case together, The Bad Boys must confront new issues head on, as they join the newly created elite team AMMO of the Miami police department to take down the ruthless Armando Armas, the vicious leader of a Miami drug cartel.

With an array of incredible action sequences, 4DX and ScreenX offers the best setting for cinemagoers to get all the thrills of this exciting movie spectacle. The motion chair technology available in 4DX auditoriums will allow every twist, turn and crash of the film’s car chases to be felt as if you’re along for the ride yourself, with the thud of the gun shots making a serious impact. With ScreenX the world’s first multi-projection cinema technology allows the action to expand past the centre screen onto the side walls of the auditorium. This will be included in many of the film’s most gripping action scenes, including chases, shoot-outs and fist fights.

Bad Boys For Life marks the first ScreenX release of 2020 following a stellar year, in which it set new box office records in UK. Total box office record for ScreenX increased 212% compared to 2018 in UK, driven by Hollywood films such as Spider-Man: Far From Home, Shazam! and Captain Marvel. 

Bad Boys For Life is in UK and Ireland cinemas from 17th January 2020.

Directors: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah
Writers: Chris Bremner, Peter Craig, Joe Carnahan
Producers: Doug Belgrad, Jerry Bruckheimer, Will Smith
Cast: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Joe Pantoliano, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton


Tuesday, 7 January 2020

5 of the best “Loser’s clubs” of misfits, outsiders, and nerds from across TV and Film.


In anticipation of the home entertainment release of IT Chapter 2, we’ve got a run down of 5 of the best “Loser’s clubs” of misfits, outsiders, and nerds from across TV and Film.

IT CHAPTER 2 -The Loser’s Club
Living in the town Derry, seven outsider children – Bill, Eddie, Ben, Richie, Stan, Beverly, Mike – are the protagonists of Stephen King’s IT. First formed in the summer of 1958, the Losers Club battles against the malicious Pennywise the Clown – a shape-shifting demonic entity that takes the form of their greatest fears.


THE BREAKFAST CLUB – The Breakfast Club
A Saturday detention at Shermer High School brings together a criminal, an athlete, a brain, a basket case and a princess. Each of them is tasked by tenacious school principal, Richard Vernon, with writing a 1,000-word essay on who they think they are. Throughout the movie the group test each other’s resolve to escape and, in the process, discover their own worth and value.


THE GOONIES – The Goonies
A group of friends calling themselves The Goonies find a treasure map, and set off in search of legendary pirate, One-Eyed Willy’s treasure. Along with their giant friend called Sloth, the group traverse underground mazes filled with traps and skeletons and pursued by the sinister Momma Fratelli and One-Eyed Willy’s brothers Jake and Francis who are after the treasure for themselves.


STAND BY ME – The boys
In Stephen King’s seminal coming-of-age story, four friends search for the body of a boy who has been killed by a train. Fast friends Gordie, Chris, Teddy, and Vern think they’ll be heroes if they find it. The movie version starred River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, Jerry O’Connell and Corey Feldman as the main protagonists.



STRANGER THINGS – The Party
In Netflix’s 1980s nostalgia-fest series, four boys Mike, Will, Lucas and Dustin encounter strange supernatural happenings in the town of Hawkins. When Will mysteriously disappears one day, it’s up to the group plus new friend, a girl with strange powers, Eleven to rescue Will from “the Upside Down.”



It Chapter 2 is out on digital download on December 30, and 4k Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD January 13.

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Monday, 6 January 2020

The New Mutants - Official Trailer


20th Century Fox in association with Marvel Entertainment presents “The New Mutants,” an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.

In Theaters April 3, 2020

Directed by: Josh Boone
Screenplay by: Josh Boone & Knate Lee
Produced by: Simon Kinberg, p.g.a., Karen Rosenfelt, p.g.a., Lauren Shuler Donner
Cast: Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, Henry Zaga

Friday, 3 January 2020

GRETEL & HANSEL Official Trailer (2020)


On January 31, witness the terrifying untold story of the classic tale. Sophia Lillis stars in Gretel & Hansel, coming to theaters everywhere.

A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.

Initial release: 30 January 2020