Monday, 24 February 2020

SAM LIU’S BEST DC ANIMATED UNIVERSE MOVIES


Sam Liu is a Chinese American director, storyboard artist and character designer popularly known for directing animated superhero films. Liu has directed most DCAMU films, a series of animated superhero films produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment featuring legends including Superman and Batman.

To celebrate the release of Liu’s latest DC animation direction, Superman: Red Son, we’re providing a roundup of the best DCAMU films he’s directed to date.

All Star Superman
Released in 2011, All Star Superman stars James Denton as the voice of Clark Kent and Christina Hendricks as the voice of Lois Lane.

The film follows Superman after he is overdosed with solar radiation while saving the crew of the first manned mission to The Sun. The radiation is slowly killing him, so he plans to spend the rest of his time alive fulfilling his lifelong dreams. However, Lex Luthor has other plans… When Lex Luthor reveals his latest plot to control the world, Superman must use all the strength he has left to stop him.

Teen Titans: The Judas Contract
Released in 2017, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract stars Stuart Allan as the voice of Robin and Jake T. Austin as Blue Beetle.

Teen Titans Beast Boy, Raven, Blue Beetle, Robin and newly-returned Nightwing are a team led by Starfire, fighting the never-ending battle against evil. Their newest team member, Terra, is mysterious and powerful. Terra threatens to alter the usually cohesive dynamic of the group.

However, the ancient evil Brother Blood has awakened and familiar foe Deathstroke is lurking in the shadows waiting to pounce. Ultimately, the Teen Titans will need to battle their enemies as well as their own team doubts to come together and overcome the malicious forces around them in this twisting tale of intrigue, adventure and deception.

Wonder Woman: Bloodlines
Released in 2019, Wonder Woman: Bloodlines stars Rosario Dawson as the voice of Wonder Woman. This film was directed by Sam Liu in conjunction with Justin Copeland. In this epic instalment, renowned Justice League member Wonder Woman makes it her mission to help a troubled young girl, Vanessa, who has fallen in with a deadly organization known as Villainy Inc. headed by Dr. Cyber.

Villainy criminal members plan on invading Themyscira, Wonder Woman's paradise home. Equally strong in body, heart and will, Wonder Woman faces an epic battle to keep Themyscira safe.

Superman: Red Son
Released on Digital Download February 25, and on Blu-Ray and DVD in March this year (2020), Superman: Red Son stars Golden Globe-nominated Jason Isaacs as the voice of Kal-El.

Based on DC’s famed Elseworlds tale from 2003, Superman: Red Son is the highly anticipated new entry in the DCAMU. This film takes place in an alternate reality where the spaceship bearing the last survivor of Krypton crash lands – not in rural Kansas, but in Stalinist Russia.

Can this Cold War-era Earth survive the coming of a Soviet Superman?

Superman: Red Son is available on Digital Download on February 25, and Blu-ray™ & DVD on March 16.

Sunday, 23 February 2020

SIBERIA by Abel Ferrara starring Willem Dafoe (International Trailer)


Siberia is a 2020 Italian drama film directed by Abel Ferrara. It was selected to compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition section at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival.

Clint is a damaged man who has retreated to a wintry remote mountain cabin where he hopes to find serenity. He runs a modest cafe where the rare traveler or native of the region visits. But even in his relative isolation he cannot find peace nor escape. On a fateful evening, to confront himself, he begins a journey by dogsled to the world he once knew. He travels through dreams, memory and imagination in an attempt to find his true nature.

Cast
Willem Dafoe
Simon McBurney
Dounia Sichov

Saturday, 22 February 2020

The Call of the Wild - Movie Review by Chris Stuckmann


Buck is a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life gets turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon in the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail-delivery dog sled team, Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime as he ultimately finds his true place in the world.
Release date: 14 February 2020

Chris Stuckmann reviews The Call of the Wild, starring Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, Omar Sy, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford, Colin Woodel. Directed by Chris Sanders.


Friday, 21 February 2020

Four Kids And It - New Trailer


New couple Alice (Patton) and David (Goode) take their less than enthusiastic children on a family holiday to a Cornish cottage to meet each other for the first time.  The holiday takes an unexpected turn when, on the local beach, the kids discover a magical and very grumpy Psammead (Caine), a creature with the power to grant magical wishes.  Unfortunately, they also run into local aristocratic oddball Tristan (Brand), who wants to capture the Psammead for his own gain.  The ensuing adventure brings the new siblings together and helps them to accept their parents’ newfound happiness.

Available on Sky Cinema, NOW TV and in cinemas April 10th

IMAX Reveals Exclusive No Time To Die Artwork and Trailer


Today, IMAX has revealed its all-new exclusive artwork for No Time To Die, the latest instalment of the global James Bond franchise and the first ever to be shot with IMAX® film cameras. No Time To Die opens in UK IMAX cinemas from April 2.

Filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga captured select sequences of No Time To Die using IMAX’s extremely high-resolution 15/70mm film cameras to deliver IMAX audiences greater scope and breathtaking image quality. Only in IMAX cinemas will audiences see the film the way it was creatively intended, as the scenes shot with IMAX film cameras will expand vertically to fill the IMAX screen, providing audiences up to 40% more of the image with unprecedented crispness, clarity and colour for a truly immersive experience.

In addition to being shot with IMAX film cameras and the exclusive expanded aspect ratio, the IMAX release of No Time To Die will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of 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.

About No Time To Die
In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica.  His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

From EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM) and Universal Pictures International, the film is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his fifth film as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007.

No Time To Die opens in UK IMAX cinemas from April 2 2020 through Universal Pictures International, and in the U.S on April 10, from MGM via their United Artists Releasing banner.

Drowning Official Trailer - Chilling new thriller starring Laura Tremblay


Laura Tremblay (“The Expanse”, “Lifechanger”) stars in the spine-chilling Drowning, a “wonderful twisted story”* from filmmaker Pasquale Marco Veltri available Feb 25 On Demand.

Anna is a prostitute who has been abused, exploited and manipulated since childhood. Disconnected from her emotions and the sympathetic people around her, Anna accepts that she must take control of her own life, empower herself and learn to live her life on her own terms. Returning to the place where her nightmare began, her childhood home, Anna faces off against her enablers, her abusers, and her own demons.

Laura Tremblay, Tracy Rowland, Alys Crocker, Pardeep Bassi, and Mark Nuttall star in a Pasquale Marco Veltri film, available Feb 25 On Demand.


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Thursday, 20 February 2020

Michael Morpurgo's Waiting for Anya out in cinemas Friday 21 February


From the mind of world-renowned author Michael Morpurgo comes the cinematic adaptation of Waiting for Anya – a powerful and authentic true story of a young shepherd that had a key part to play in one of the world’s most shocking moments in history.

Based on the novel by the War Horse author, Waiting for Anya tells the story of Jo Lalande (played by Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp), a 13-year-old shepherd, his grandfather (played by Leon star Jean Reno) and a widow (played by Academy Award Winner for Prizzi’s Honor Angelica Huston), who help smuggle Jewish children across the border from occupied southern France into Spain during World War II.

Filmed in the village of Lescun and the surrounding Aspe Valley, France in which the true to life story also originated, the film boasts an all-stellar cast including; Noah Schnapp (Stranger Things), Anjelica Huston (Ever After, The Addams Family), Jean Reno (Leon, The Big Blue, Ronin), Frederick Schmidt (Mission: Impossible – Fallout), Thomas Kretschmann (The Pianist, Central Intelligence) and Nicholas Rowe (Riviera, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels).

At 23 years of age, the film marks Toby Torlesse’s screenwriting debut after taking on the challenge of adapting his favourite childhood novel by Morpurgo. The film is also co-written and directed by Ben Cookson (Almost Married) and produced by Phin Glynn and Alan Latham.

For audiences today, Waiting for Anya is as much a poignant reminder of what it was like for those living in German-occupied France during World War II as it is an important coming-of-age story.

A tale that will resonate with viewers of all ages, Waiting for Anya will be released in select UK cinemas from Friday 21 February courtesy of Kaleidoscope Entertainment.


Tuesday, 18 February 2020

The Invisible Man - "Fight Back", "Spiral" and "Closer" clips - In Cinemas February 28


In cinemas February 28

Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Directed by: Leigh Whannell


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.

The Invisible Man - "Closer" TV Spot


The Invisible Man - "Spiral" TV Spot


The Invisible Man - "Fight Back" TV Spot


The Invisible Man Official Trailer

Military Wives: The Official Film Podcast - Episode 1 - Sharon Horgan


Military Wives: The Official Film Podcast hosted by Gaby Roslin is an exclusive podcast to support the release of ‘Military Wives’ in cinemas on March 6th. If you love cinema, you are going to love this film and this podcast series. Inspired by the incredible true story of friendship, love and support on the home front, the film shows a group of women come together as their partners serve in Afghanistan. Together they form the very first military wives choir, helping each other through some of life’s most difficult moments and becoming a media sensation and global movement in the process. Host Gaby Roslin talks to Oscar® Nominee and BAFTA® Winner Kristin Scott Thomas (Darkest Hour), BAFTA® Nominee Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) and Oscar® Nominee director Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty), as well as moving conversations with women from the real Military Wives Choirs. Military Wives: The Official Film Podcast is produced by Lionsgate UK and Cameo. Original Score by Lorne Balfe.

The Military Wives Film: 
In Cinemas Mar 06, 2020
Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan, Greg Wise, Jason Flemyng with Emma Lowndes, Gaby French, Lara Rossi, Amy James-Kelly and India Ria Amarteifio
Directed by Peter Cattaneo

The inspirational story of friendship, love, and support on the home front. A group of women come together as their partners serve in Afghanistan. Together they form the very first military wives choir, helping each other through some of life’s most difficult moments and also becoming a media sensation and global movement in the process. Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty) directs Oscar® Nominee and BAFTA® Winner Kristin Scott Thomas (Darkest Hour) and BAFTA® Nominee Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) in this feel good crowd-pleaser.

Vivarium - New Poster and Trailer


Director:  Lorcan Finnegan (Without Name)

Writer:  Garret Shanley (Without Name)

Starring:  Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Zombieland), Imogen Poots (Green Room, Need For Speed), Jonathan Aris (The Death of Stalin, Churchill)

Following rave reviews at the BFI London Film Festival (2019), sci-fi thriller VIVARIUM will be released in UK and Irish cinemas and on digital on 27th March 2020 courtesy of Vertigo Releasing and Wildcard Distribution. It will also open the Virgin Media International Dublin Film Festival on the 26th February, and will be shown at the Glasgow Film Festival on the 27th and 28th February.  The film stars The Social Network’s Jesse Eisenberg and Green Room’s Imogen Poots, and is from the producers of cult hits Mandy and The Void.

During their search for the perfect home, Gemma (Poots) and Tom (Eisenberg) find themselves trapped in a mysterious labyrinth-like suburban neighbourhood named Yonder. All attempts to escape end in failure, culminating in the discovery of a baby on the pavement outside house number 9 with the instructions ‘raise the child and be released’. Reminiscent of the likes of Get Out and TV’s Black Mirror, VIVARIUM is as thrillingly provocative as it is wickedly enjoyable and takes you on a trip into an unforgettable suburban Twilight Zone.

VIVARIUM will open the 'Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival' on the 26th February and will also feature at the Glasgow Film Festival on the 27th and 28th February.

Monday, 17 February 2020

COUNTY LINES - Trailer and Poster Launch


COUNTY LINES, the highly acclaimed debut feature from director Henry Blake, premiered at the 2019 BFI London Film Festival.  Inspired by true events, COUNTY LINES is a vivid and moving coming-of-age film about a young mother and her 14-year old son who is groomed into involvement in county lines, the lethal nationwide drug dealing networks which exploit vulnerable children into trafficking drugs, mainly heroin and crack cocaine, from urban areas to rural or market towns or coastal locations.

The film introduces Conrad Khan (Black Mirror) who, in his first lead film role, gives a compelling performance as unhappy teenager Tyler. Ashley Madekwe (Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Revenge) stars as Tyler’s mother Toni, and rising star Harris Dickinson (Beach Rats, Postcards from London, The King’s Man) plays Simon, a ruthless county lines operator. The cast includes Marcus Rutherford whose screen debut in Obey won him a Most Promising Newcomer nomination at the 2018 BIFAs.

Writer/director Henry Blake based the film on his own experience; he has been a youth worker for 11 years and was first exposed to county lines back in 2015 while working in an East London PRU (a Pupil Referral Unit for children excluded from attending mainstream school). His first-hand knowledge from working with young people already taking part or at real risk of county lines exploitation, has enabled him to create an authentic film that beautifully captures the harsh reality so many vulnerable young people are going through all over the UK.

County lines criminal networks have increasingly been in the news over the last two years as the recruitment of children has grown at a worryingly fast rate. The National Crime Agency (NCA) estimates that up to 10,000 children in the UK are now exploited by or forced to work for drugs gangs and that there are now more than 2,000 individual deal line numbers in operation. Police forces, the government, charities and academia are working to combat and disrupt the threat, which can have traumatic and long-lasting consequences for those exploited.

UK & Ireland Release Date: 17th April
Certificate 15 / Running time 90 minutes


Saturday, 15 February 2020

Fantasy Island - Movie Review by Chris Stuckmann


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.

Release date: 6 March 2020

Chris Stuckmann reviews Fantasy Island, starring Michael Peña, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Portia Doubleday, Jimmy O. Yang, Ryan Hansen, Michael Rooker. Directed by Jeff Wadlow.


Friday, 14 February 2020

The Green Knight - Official Teaser Trailer


The Green Knight is an upcoming medieval dark fantasy film written and directed by David Lowery.
The story is based on the poem of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. It is scheduled to be released on May 29, 2020, by A24.

A fantasy adventure based on the Arthurian legend, The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur's reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic green-skinned stranger.

Initial release: 29 May 2020

Cast:
Dev Patel as Sir Gawain
Joel Edgerton as Lord
Barry Keoghan as Scavenger
Ralph Ineson as the Green Knight
Alicia Vikander as Lady/Esel
Sean Harris as King Arthur
Kate Dickie as Queen Guinevere
Erin Kellyman as Winfred
Sarita Choudhury as Mother

The Batman director shares first look at Robert Pattinson as The Caped Crusader


The Batman is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Produced by DC Films and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, it was developed as the tenth film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) and a reboot of the Batman film franchise. The film is directed by Matt Reeves, who wrote the screenplay with Mattson Tomlin, and will star Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne / Batman, with Jeffrey Wright, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell, and John Turturro in supporting roles.

After he was cast as Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Ben Affleck began developing a DCEU Batman film with Geoff Johns, and was attached to direct, write, produce, and star. In January 2017, Affleck stepped down from directing and writing after struggling with the story and so he could focus on playing Batman. Reeves took over directorial and scripting duties the following month and reworked the story to focus on a younger Batman, hoping to emphasize the detective aspect of the character to a greater extent than previous films. Affleck stepped down from starring in January 2019, and Pattinson was cast the following May. Principal photography began in London, England in January 2020.

The Batman is scheduled to be released on June 25, 2021.


Calm with Horses - New Trailer and Poster


SYNOPSIS
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.

CAST
Cosmo Jarvis
Barry Keoghan
Niamh Algar

Thursday, 13 February 2020

The Call of the Wild | New Lead Dog Clip


It takes courage to step up and lead the pack. Check out this new clip from Call of the Wild, in theaters February 21.

Adapted from the beloved literary classic, THE CALL OF THE WILD vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team--and later its leader--Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master.

As a live-action/animation hybrid, THE CALL OF THE WILD employs cutting edge visual effects and animation technology in order to render the animals in the film as fully photorealistic--and emotionally authentic--characters.

Directed by: Chris Sanders

Cast: Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, Omar Sy, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford, Colin Woodell

In Theaters February 21 2020

Sonic the Hedgehog Review by Akeem Lawanson


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.

While this family-friendly action-comedy suffers from a simplistic story and leans too heavily on tired visual cliches, Sonic the Hedgehog is nevertheless boosted by solid performances from Ben Schwartz and Jim Carrey as Sonic and Dr. Robotnik, respectively.

Review by Akeem Lawanson

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

The Hunt - Official Trailer


In Theaters March 13

The most talked about movie of the year is the one nobody has seen … yet.

Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don’t know where they are, or how they got there. They don't know they’ve been chosen… for a very specific purpose … The Hunt.

In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, a group of elites gathers for the very first time at a remote Manor House to hunt ordinary Americans for sport. But the elites’ master plan is about to be derailed because one of The Hunted, Crystal (Betty Gilpin, GLOW), knows The Hunters’ game better than they do. She turns the tables on the killers, picking them off, one by one, as she makes her way toward the mysterious woman (two-time Oscar® winner Hilary Swank) at the center of it all.

From Jason Blum, the producer of Get Out and The Purge series, and Damon Lindelof, creator of the HBO series Watchmen and co-creator of the TV series Lost, comes a timely and provocative new satirical thriller that has already ignited a national conversation. Now, it’s time to decide for yourself.

The Hunt is written by Lindelof and his fellow Watchmen collaborator Nick Cuse and is directed by Craig Zobel (Z for Zachariah, The Leftovers). Blum produces for his Blumhouse Productions alongside Lindelof. The film is executive produced by Zobel, Cuse and Steven R. Molen.

Brahms: The Boy II - Poster and Trailer


Brahms: The Boy II is an upcoming 2020 American supernatural horror film directed by William Brent Bell and written by Stacey Menear. A stand-alone sequel to the 2016 film The Boy, it stars Katie Holmes, Ralph Ineson, Owain Yeoman, and Christopher Convery.

Brahms: The Boy II is scheduled to be released in the United States on February 21, 2020, by STX Entertainment.

Unaware of the terrifying history of Heelshire Mansion, a young family moves into a guest house on the estate where their young son soon makes an unsettling new friend, an eerily life-like doll he calls Brahms.

Cast
Katie Holmes as Liza
Owain Yeoman as Sean
Christopher Convery as Jude
Ralph Ineson as Joseph
Anjali Jay as Dr. Lawrence
Oliver Rice as Liam
Natalie Moon as Pamela
Daphne Hoskins as Sophie
Joely Collins as Mary

Greed - New star studded trailer


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).



The film features an all-star cast including Isla Fisher (Nocturnal Animals, Wedding Crashers), David Mitchell (Peep Show, Upstart Crow), Asa Butterfield (Sex Education, Journey’s End), Sophie Cookson (Kingsman franchise, Red Joan), Dinita Gohil (The Infiltrator, The Snowman), Jamie Blackley (The Last Kingdom, Traitors), Shanina Shaik (The Mummy), Tim Key (Alan Partridge series, Pls Like), Sarah Solemani (Bridget Jones’s Baby, Him & Her), Asim Chaudhry (People Just Do Nothing, Happy New Year, Colin Burstead), Ollie Locke (Made in Chelsea, Plebs), Pearl Mackie (Doctor Who), Jonny Sweet (Johnny English Strikes Again, Loaded), Shirley Henderson (Stan & Ollie, T2 Trainspotting) and Stephen Fry (The Hobbit series, Gosford Park). 

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

The French Dispatch - Poster

The French Dispatch (also titled as The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun) is an upcoming comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson with a screenplay by Anderson from a story by Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Hugo Guinness. 

It stars an ensemble cast consisting of Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Steve Park, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson.

The staff of a European publication decides to publish a memorial edition highlighting the three best stories from the last decade: an artist sentenced to life imprisonment, student riots, and a kidnapping resolved by a chef.

Initial release: 24 July 2020 (USA)

First Trailer and Poster for neo-western thriller, The Bygone


The Bygone is a modern-day western about clashing cultures and a disappearing way of life. The film stars Graham Phillips (The Good Wife, Riverdale), Shawn Hatosy (Animal Kingdom) & Jacqueline Toboni (The L Word: Generation Q).

When a young Lakota woman goes missing in the oil fields of North Dakota, a cowboy's pursuit leads him into a dark unforgiving world of greed, violence and trafficking. In his attempt to save the damsel in distress, the rancher uncovers a harrowing past and hints at a dire future.

The Bygone will be available on Digital Download from 2nd March and can be pre-ordered on iTunes now:




Monday, 10 February 2020

The Bill's Billy Murray returns to the screen in gangland thriller NEMESIS


London – February 10, 2020

Much-loved veteran actor Billy Murray is making his screen return, five years after he starred opposite Ian Ogilvy and Lysette Anthony in We Still Steal the Old Way.

In NEMESIS, Murray plays John Morgan, an underworld kingpin whose return to London triggers a cataclysm of violence, retribution and murder.

Murray is perhaps best known for his celebrated television roles in The Bill (and its various spin-offs focusing on his character such as Beech on the Run and Beech is Back) and EastEnders, in which he played gangster Johnny Allen. His five-decade career also encompasses The Sweeney, The Professionals, The Rock Follies and A Touch of Frost on television, and movies such as McVicar, Performance, Essex Boys, Rise of the Footsoldier and Freight. He is also beloved as the voice of the iconic Captain Price in the multi-billion-dollar Call of Duty video game franchise.

Joining Murray as his glamorous wife Sadie is stunning actress Jeanine Nerissa, who recently appeared in The Exorcism of Karen Walker and The Krays: Dead Man Walking. As their daughter, Ambra Moore – granddaughter of James Bond legend Sir Roger Moore – makes her big screen bow.

Also making his film debut is entrepreneur and social media influencer Danny Bear, who is hotly tipped for Britflick stardom.

Further casting is expected to be announced soon.

NEMESIS is written by Adam Stephen Kelly who also serves as co-producer, directed by James Crow and produced by Jonathan Sothcott. Filming begins Spring 2020.

NEMESIS is the first movie from new London-based indie production startup Shogun Films, which has an ambitious slate for 2020/21 including revenge thriller Renegades, '80s action movie pastiche Assault on Hazard Rock, bare knuckle fighting biopic Pretty Boy, and siege thriller Man of War. There is also a feature documentary to be announced soon.

Director James Crow commented: “I’m incredibly excited to be directing Billy Murray – he is one of the true icons of British film and television. Nemesis is a dark, violent, gritty British crime film. If you liked Vendetta and Piggy, this will be right up your street. We are assembling a heavyweight cast to ensure we do the material justice”.

For more information please visit www.shogunfilms.com



Thursday, 6 February 2020

Spiral: From the Book of Saw - Official UK Teaser Trailer


Written and Directed by
Darren Lynn Bousman, Josh Stolberg & Pete Goldfinger

Starring
Chris Rock
Max Minghella
Marisol Nichols
Samuel L. Jackson

SYNOPSIS
A sadistic mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in SPIRAL, the terrifying new chapter from the book of SAW. Working in the shadow of an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past.  Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer’s morbid game.


Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) heads 4DX and ScreenX at Cineworld Cinemas in the UK and Ireland


Warner Bros. Pictures’ Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), the wildly explosive and totally unapologetic instalment in the DC cinematic universe, is set to release in 4DX and ScreenX on 7th February, exclusively at Cineworld Cinemas in the UK and Ireland.

The movie—told entirely from Harley Quinn’s askew point of view—is a white-knuckle ride for your senses, so what better place to experience the film’s full effect than at ScreenX and 4DX? ScreenX will engulf audiences in a Gotham they’ve never seen before, with three screens surrounding the audience in neon-lit mayhem. The screens, which cover the walls on either side of the main screen, are activated during the film’s most awe-inspiring moments to elevate the sensory effects of the film. 4DX offers no better way for audiences to feel as if they are riding right along-side Harley Quinn, Huntress, Black Canary, Renee Montoya and Cassandra Cain, with a wide range of in-cinema special effects, including vibration, water, wind,  scents and motion chairs that replicate the movements on-screen.

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn) is in UK and Ireland cinemas from 7th February 2020.

Director: Cathy Yan

Writer: Christina Hodson, based on characters from DC

Producers: Margot Robbie, Bryan Unkeless, Sue Kroll

Cast: Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth-Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Ella Jay Basco, Chris Messina and Ewan McGregor


About the film:
You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.


Underwater - New 'Pressure Breach' clip


Synopsis: A crew of underwater researchers must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory.

UNDERWATER is directed by William Eubank (The Signal) and stars Kristen Stewart (Charlie's Angels, The Twilight Series) alongside T.J. Miller (HBO's Silicon Valley), Vincent Cassel (Black Swan, La Haine), John Gallagher Jr. (10 Cloverfield Lane), Jessica Henwick (Netflix's Iron First), Mamoudou Athie (Netflix's The Get Down) and Gunner Wright (J. Edgar).

The film is produced by Peter Chernin (War For the Planet of The Apes), Tonia Davis (The Greatest Showman), Kevin Halloran (Le Mans '66) and Jenno Topping (Red Sparrow) with a screenplay by Brian Duffield (Insurgent) and Adam Cozad (The Legend of Tarzan).

UNDERWATER will release in UK cinemas this Friday, 7th February.


Saturday, 1 February 2020

Fast & Furious 9 – Official Trailer (Universal Pictures) HD


In cinemas May 22

F9 is an upcoming American action film directed by Justin Lin and written by Daniel Casey. A sequel to 2017's The Fate of the Furious, it will be the ninth installment in the main Fast & Furious franchise and the tenth full-length Fast & Furious film released overall. 

After the events of The Fate of the Furious (2017), Dominic Toretto and his family must face Dominic's younger brother Jakob, a deadly assassin, who is working with their old enemy Cipher.

Cast: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, John Cena, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, with Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron
Director: Justin Lin