Friday 31 January 2020

And Then We Danced - Poster and Trailer

Levan Akin’s beautiful and gripping love-story AND THEN WE DANCED launched in Directors Fortnight at Cannes. Set against the backdrop of Georgia’s traditional dance scene, the film follows an obsessive young dancer Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani), who has been training at the National Georgian Ensemble with his partner, Mary (Ana Javakishvili), since he was a child. Merab’s world is turned upside down, when the carefree and charismatic Irakli (Bachi Valishvili) arrives, rivalry soon turns to longing as the two draw closer together.

UK & Ireland Release Date: 13th March
Certificate TBC / Running time 106 minutes

Thursday 30 January 2020

Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island - Final Trailer - At Cinemas February 14

The enigmatic Mr Roarke makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort, but when the fantasies turn into nightmares, the guests have to solve the island's mystery in order to escape with their lives.

Directed by Jeff Wadlow, Fantasy Island is written by Jeff Wadlow & Chris Roach & Jillian Jacobs and is produced by Jason Blum and Marc Toberoff.

Tuesday 28 January 2020

OUIJA SHARK - Official Trailer

We’re gonna need a bigger board.

From Wild Eye Pictures and director Scott Patrick comes Ouija Shark, taking a bite out of VOD and DVD this May.

A group of teenage girls summon an ancient man-eating shark after messing with a spirit board that washes up on the beach. An occult specialist must enter the shark's realm to rid this world of the deadly spirit ghost once and for all.

John Migliore, Robin Hodge, Christina Roman and Zoe Towne star in a new film from the distributor that brought you The Velocipastor!

Monday 27 January 2020

Calm with Horses - Official Trailer

Calm with Horses

Ex-boxer Douglas ‘Arm’ Armstrong (Cosmo Jarvis LADY MACBETH, PEAKY BLINDERS) is the faithful and violent right-hand-man to the drug-dealing Devers clan, ready to dole out beatings at the whim of his best friend, and the family’s unpredictable protégé, Dympna (Barry Keoghan DUNKIRK, AMERICAN ANIMALS).

Arm’s struggle to find his place in the world has consequences on his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Ursula (Niamh Algar THE VIRTUES, THE LAST RIGHT) as she strives to find a better life for herself and their young son Jack.

Cosmo Jarvis
Barry Keoghan
Niamh Algar

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!

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

Tuesday 14 January 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

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. 

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.

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.

Pre-Order from Amazon Here!