Wednesday, 31 March 2021

2009 EE BAFTA Rising Star Award winner, Noel Clarke stars in the latest short film in the EE Film Stories series

Ahead of the 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards weekend across Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th April, title sponsor EE has debuted its latest EE Film Story, which stars 2009 EE Rising Star Award winner, actor, director, writer and producer, Noel Clarke. The short film is screened online just days before voting for the much-anticipated EE Rising Star Award closes at midday on 9th April 2021.

As the only award voted for by the public, and widely recognised by the film industry for championing up-and-coming film actors, Clarke captured both the public's interest and their vote 12 years ago for his starring role in Kidulthood. Following the win in 2009, Clarke joked that the Award was "Better than any other BAFTA", crediting the "double whammy" of gaining support from both industry peers and the public.


The short film begins with Clarke alone in the ODEON Luxe Leicester Square Cinema. As he reminisces on the moment, the viewer watches on as Clarke relives the moment where he took to the podium to accept the iconic BAFTA EE Rising Star Award in 2009. Clarke's narration continues "I've dedicated my life to film making. I just knew that I wanted to be one of the people that I saw on the screen".

Upon leaving the cinema and exploring the London Southbank, Clarke recognises the support he has had throughout his career and praises his film-making network of friends and colleagues for helping him achieve his dreams. With many strings to his bow, Noel understands the importance of staying connected. Clarke credits technology, such as EE's award-winning 5G network, for enhancing performances and productions in the film industry, noting that "being able to stay in touch and connect easily is essential".

As the viewer is welcomed into a luxurious café setting, we see Clarke on the latest Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G making a video call and discussing a piece of work with fellow actor Arnold Oceng. We hear Clarke say: "I think it's really important to give up-and-coming actors a platform and some recognition to set them on their way". As the film comes to a close, viewers are left with a message from the award-winning actor: "To any young aspiring filmmakers or actors out there, my advice would be to work hard and have belief in yourself. Because if you don't, who will?".

Since winning the EE Rising Star Award in 2009, Clarke has made over 20 feature films and has gone on to win two National Film Awards and a Screen Nation Award for Brotherhood, which saw Clarke write, direct and star in. Clarke will also be honoured at the 2021 EE BAFTA Film Awards Opening Night ceremony for the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award on Saturday 10th April.

Noel Clarke, actor, director, writer, producer and winner of 2009 EE Rising Star Award comments: 
"Winning the EE Rising Star Award was a catalyst moment in my career. It was an amazing honour, knowing that the award held such weight – the recognition of the industry, my peers and, of course, ultimately the public who showed up for me. Looking back at that moment on the big screen for the first time in a long time, I had to take a minute. I have so much respect for the 2021 nominees and can say with authority that good things are coming, as long as they continue to work hard".

Voting for the EE Rising Star Award 2021 is now open at ee.co.uk/BAFTA until 12PM, April 9th 2021, and the winner will be announced at the EE BAFTA Film Awards on Sunday 11th April 2021 on BBC One.

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Spiral: From the Book of Saw - 'Official Trailer' - In UK Cinemas May 17


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.

SPIRAL stars Chris Rock, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols, and Samuel L. Jackson, and is produced by the original SAW team of Mark Burg and Oren Koules. The film is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and written by Josh Stolberg & Pete Goldfinger.

SPIRAL is scheduled for UK release on 17th MAY 2021.


Interview with Lili Matta - Director of 86 MELROSE AVENUE

From writer/director Lili Matta, and starring Dada Elza ("Mystery Incorporated") and Jim O'Heir ("Parks and Recreation"), action has a new address : 86 MELROSE AVENUE.

A diverse group of people at a gallery opening is taken hostage by an ex-Marine suffering with PTSD and forced to confront their cultural differences, their pasts, and their looming mortality as time ticks away.

Anastasia Antonia, Gregory Zarian, Terri Ivens, Langstone Fishburne, Michael Polak, Andy Evans, Richard Sabine, Helen Kennedy, and Gary Sturm star in a film by Lili Matta.


86 Melrose Avenue is an action-thriller with a message. Was that the appeal to you, to do a genre film that had more to say than usual?

I wanted to tell a story that had people from different walks of life intersect during a fateful night.  86 MELROSE AVENUE is an action/thriller/drama that addresses several themes: the antipathy of the other, the vagaries of the human condition and the insidiousness of mental illness (PTSD)
 

And what was the primary appeal for you?

The fact that it was a character-driven narrative, where interpersonal drama unfolds during a fateful night in Los Angeles. I wanted to address major themes that are current in today's political-social climate, as well as being very relevant to a world filled with misperceptions, xenophobia, violence and miscommunication.
 

Where did you shoot?

I shot it in California, mainly in Los Angeles.
 

Had you worked with the cast before?

I had worked with Gregory Zarian before. He is such a versatile actor and a great human being!
 

Did they find any of the scenes difficult to film?

It's a question you need to ask my cast.    But I think, undoubtedly, it is difficult to be confined in the same environment —the art gallery where 70% of the film takes place—and have to go through an intense emotional and psychological narrative.
 

We all know Jim O'Heir from his comedic work. Can you talk about the role he plays here?

Jim is a fabulous actor and so fun to work with! He plays the witty, yet no BS Detective Phillips. You have to watch him! He is so brilliant!

86 MELROSE AVENUE is on digital April 20.

Me You Madness - Trailer - Starring Ed Westwick and Louise Linton in killer rom-com


Louise Linton's comedy thriller, Me You Madness, starring Gossip Girl heart throb Ed Westwick, will be released on Digital Download in the UK & Ireland on 19th April by ILY Films.

Me You Madness is Linton's first experience of writing and directing. She also stars, playing Catherine Black; a ruthlessly ambitious, intelligent and successful business woman who happens to also be gorgeous. She lives a life of luxury: architectural dream house in Malibu, exclusive designer fashions, fast cars and exquisite jewelry. She has no need for a man except to satisfy her natural serial killer instinct.

When Tyler (Ed Westwick), a petty thief, responds to her online roommate ad, he thinks he’s struck a goldmine. He has no idea after a night of partying and passion that he is really just on the menu as her next victim. Things go according to plan, until Tyler falls for Catherine. For the first time in her life, she also starts to fall for him. Catherine’s life may change until Tyler discovers the freezer filled with the severed heads and limbs of her previous dates. She must decide whether to kill Tyler to protect her secret, or start a new life worth living with a man.


Louise Linton says, “This film is a very self-aware, playful and colorful homage to the 80’s and to the films that inspired me such as 'Flash Dance', 'Footloose', and 'Dirty Dancing'. It is glamorous and consummately willful in its decadent style and neon aesthetic. It is heavily driven with dance-along 80’s hits, choreography, fight sequences, and beautiful locations. My hope for this film is that it makes people laugh at a time when we could all use some more laughter in our lives.”

Prepare for some serious serious fun this spring. Me You Madness will be available on iTunes, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Sky Store, Sony, TalkTalk in the UK and Ireland on 19th April.


Monday, 29 March 2021

Vanquish - UK Trailer - 2021- Starring Morgan Freeman

 

Synopsis:

In this dynamic action thriller, Damon Hickey (Morgan Freeman, Se7en) a retired police commissioner, who has been dirty his whole career, blackmails his caretaker Victoria (Ruby Rose, John Wick: Chapter 2) by kidnapping her daughter and forcing her into her old job -- doing five very dangerous pick ups in one night. 

Crushed by the betrayal from the only man she ever trusted, Victoria fights her way through a sea of drug dealers and underworld thugs on a mission to save her daughter. As the night goes on, Victoria is confronted by her past and people who Damon has been protecting her from that all want her dead. Once she’s pushed to the very edge, she finds a kernel of redemption in Damon’s agenda. Vanquish is written and directed by George Gallo (Midnight Run, Bad Boys).

Signature Entertainment presents Vanquish on Premium Digital Platforms 28th May

COMPETITION: Win Emperor and The Warrior Queen of Jhansi on DVD



Emperor is released on DVD on 5th of April

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and not only a copy of Emperor to give away, but we are also throwing in a copy of The Warrior Queen of Jhansi that was just released on the 22nd of March!

Synopsis: 
From the producer of Django Unchained comes Emperor, an inspirational and timely portrait of courage and resilience set during a turbulent time in American history.

This epic story is inspired by the legend of 19th century freedom fighter, Shields "Emperor" Green (Dayo Okeniyi, The Hunger Games, Shades of Blue), a descendant of African kings turned outlaw slave in the pre-Civil War South.A man fighting to free his family and bring an end to tyranny, Emperor fights his way north, joining forces with abolitionist John Brown for a daring raid on Harper's Ferry, helping to alter the course of American history in the process.

An action-packed and powerful epic shining a light on one of history’s unsung heroes, Emperor also stars Ben Robson (Animal Kingdom, Vikings), Academy Award® nominee James Cromwell (The Young Pope, The Green Mile), Kat Graham (All Eyez on Me, The Vampire Diaries) and Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Bruce Dern (The Hateful Eight, Nebraska).

Kaleidoscope Entertainment presents Emperor out now on Digital and DVD from 5th April

The Warrior Queen of Jhansi - Out Now
Set in 1857 India, 'The Warrior Queen of Jhansi' tells the epic true story of Lakshmibai, a 24-year-old Indian general and fearless freedom fighter who led her army into battle against the British Empire. This real-life Wonder Woman's insurrection shifted the balance of power in the region, and set in motion the demise of the notorious British East India Company and the beginning of the British Raj under Queen Victoria.


Buy Emperor From Amazon at
https://amzn.to/3dlZOXM


For your chance to win just answer the question below.

COMPETITION CLOSED


Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 12-04-21
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.
5. Entries that come directly from other websites will not be accepted.

Saturday, 27 March 2021

In The Earth - Official Trailer (2021) Starring Joel Fry, Ellora Torchia


Watch as a trip into a forest becomes much more in this unsettling trailer for the upcoming film, In The Earth.

Written and directed by Ben Wheatley, In The Earth follows a scientist and park scout as they embark on a routine equipment run into a forest, during a time when the world searches for a cure to a disastrous virus. Through the night, their journey soon becomes a nightmare as the forest comes to life around them.

In The Earth stars Joel Fry, Ellora Torchia, Reece Shearsmith, and Hayley Squires. The film arrives in theaters on April 23, 2021.


Thursday, 25 March 2021

Killer Among Us - Official Trailer - Starring: Yasha Jackson, Imani Lewis, Bruce MacVittie

 

After her 4th of July shift ends, Officer Alisha Parks, an idealistic rookie commonly ostracized by her male peers, witnesses a drug-addicted teenager named Ricki being forced into a car by a strange man. She brings the abduction to her superiors who ignore it as just another situation involving a junkie.  But Alisha persists and investigates off duty, eventually enrolling the department’s best, albeit wearily hardened Detective Corbucci to aid in the case. Together they uncover that this wasn’t a lone incident, and that the suspect they’re after is in fact a disturbingly indoctrinated, methodical serial killer. Alisha and Corbucci must race against time in order to save this otherwise “forgotten” woman before it’s too late.

Starring: Yasha Jackson, Imani Lewis, Bruce MacVittie

Directed by: Charlie Scharfman

Release Date: 4/16/21


Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Sensation (2021) - Official UK trailer


Sensation is the second film from Director Martin Grof, following his award-winning hit Excursion. Boasting an exciting cast, the film stars Eugene Simon (Game of Thrones, Genius) &  Emily Wyatt (Hurricane, Rise of the Footsoldier: The Heist). 

The film follows Andrew (Eugene Simon), who, while on a quest to uncover hidden truths about his family history, provides a top-secret agency with his DNA in order to uncover his ancestry.

Andrew soon discovers that his DNA is far from ordinary. He has superhuman powers that he traces back to his grandparents and their involvement in a top-secret government program. On entering the program he finds he's not alone, joining him are other individuals with superhuman skills. Andrew learns that soon he'll be able to receive information based on his senses and control the senses of others. As the secret training unfolds, Andrew spirals into turmoil as he loses control of his agency and begins to question his reality.

Sensation will be available on Amazon Video from 16th April - https://amzn.to/2Pj9nOG

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Blacks Can't Swim: The Sequel - New Trailer


The eye opening 'Blacks Can't Swim: The Sequel' follows the success of Accura and director Mysterex's first film last year that dove into reasons why 95% of black adults and 80% of black childen in England do not swim. The sequel combines acting and documentary style interviews with Black teens and adults in an attempt to action change from the ground up in local communities.

Layla and K-Frost are two Black teens from a south London council estate. After enrolling in a community program designed for young adults with disadvantaged backgrounds, they soon learn that they must face their ultimate fear, the water, to complete it. They find a mentor in Frank (Ed Accura), a new swimmer who has recently overcome his own personal barriers. Fuelled by true testimonies, this deeply thought-provoking film tackles the age-old myth that Black people can't swim head-on. It travels to the very root of this racial prejudice and begs the question of why?

Producer Accura is co-founder of the Black Swimming Association (BSA), which champions inclusivity, representation and diversity in aquatics. He says about the release, "There comes a point where this generational cycle has to be broken and that time is now. Yesterday, I watched the final movie for the first time with an audience and got the same tingling sensation of excitement that I had when I first thought of the idea two years ago. I honestly really can't wait to share this with the world.”

Danielle Obe, Interim CEO for the BSA, said, “Blacks Can’t Swim: The Sequel” is an accurate representation of the barriers the Black community face when it comes to swimming, whether that stems from an inherited cultural belief, or simply not having the access, knowledge or confidence they need to get in the pool. It’s time we broke down those barriers, and the BSA is proud to be the first organisation of its kind to tackle this issue head on."

'Blacks can't swim' is not just a racial stereotype. It denies communities an essential skill that could save someone's life. Educate yourself by watching 'Blacks Can't Swim: The Sequel' on Digital Download from 10th May.

Monday, 22 March 2021

Second Sight Films announce Standard Edition Blu-rays: In Bruges, Flight of the Navigator, World on A Wire and Upgrade this April

Second Sight brings a slew of their must have cult classic to Standard Edition Blu-ray, following their successful Limited-Edition releases. 

In Bruges - https://amzn.to/2PgZqBg

The hilariously dark hitman movie with a heart, In Bruges, gets its Standard-Edition Blu-ray release, complete with special features on 19 April from Second Sight. The film from award-winning director Martin McDonagh (Three Bill Boards Outside Ebbing Missouri), the film was originally released in 2008 and has gone on to earn cult status. It sees Brendan Gleeson (Cold Mountain) and Colin Farrell (The Lobster) in career defining, critically acclaimed performances, as a pair of hired heavies.


Flight of the Navigator - https://amzn.to/2Pi4qFX

Take a journey back in time to re-live family sci-fi classic Flight of the Navigator starring Joey Cramer, Sarah Jessica Parker and Paul Reubens, as it arrives on Standard Edition Blu-ray in an outstanding restored version, that was supervised by director Randal Kleiser (Grease, The Blue Lagoon), on 19 April from Second Sight.

The year is 1978 and 12-year-old David Freeman is knocked unconscious while playing. He wakes up and discovers it's now 1986 and he's been missing for eight years. NASA believes he's been abducted by aliens and want to use him for their research. But with the guidance of a strange unseen entity he discovers a hidden spaceship and with the help of MAX the computer sets off on an incredible mission to get back to the past where he belongs…


World on a Wire - https://amzn.to/3tEDLBO

Rainer Werner Fassbinder's dystopian sci-fi epic World on a Wire was way ahead of its time, with fascinating themes that would later be explored in films such as The Matrix. Now this hugely influential classic arrives in a stunningly restored Standard Edition Blu-ray on 26 April from Second Sight.

Simulacron 1 is a highly advanced project, designed to elevate conventional computer technology to a new level by creating a virtual reality inhabited by computer-generated people or 'identity units'. When the head of the project dies mysteriously after showing signs of mental disturbance, Dr Stiller becomes his successor. As he begins to probe deeper into Simulacron, the line between the real and virtual world becomes increasingly blurred and his own existence is questioned.
 


The critically acclaimed breakout Sci-Fi hit, Upgrade from director Leigh Whannell (Insidious, Saw) and the team behind Get Out, gets a new Blu-ray release in Standard Edition complete with an enhanced slew of special features.

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.

TWO OF US - New Release Date / 28th May

 

Filippo Meneghetti’s award winning debut feature TWO OF US is a moving superbly acted romantic drama, led by a stand-out performances from Barbara Sukowa and Martine Chevallier. 

Two retired women, Nina and Madeleine, have been secretly in love for decades. Everybody, including Madeleine’s family, thinks they are simply neighbours, sharing the top floor of their building. They come and go between their two apartments, enjoying the affection and pleasures of daily life together, until an unforeseen event turns their relationship upside down and leads Madeleine’s daughter to gradually unravel the truth about them.

TWO OF US released in UK cinemas / Digital 28th May 2021

Cert 12 / Running Time 95 Minutes

ROCK HILL: COUNTER HISTORIES - The Friendship 9 – a civil rights protest that changed history – told in a groundbreaking film on digital 26th April


The story of the Friendship 9 carries huge significance in the battle to end segregation in Southern American states. The nine men’s powerful and moving stand helped change history, but is one of the lesser-known incidents, among the many that shaped the civil rights movement of 1960s America. 

Now the story of the heroes who chose to go to jail – serving hard labour sentences and rationed to bread and water – is told in feature Rock Hill – Counter Histories which is set for it UK premiere on digital on 26 April 2021, courtesy of Reel to Reel Films.

Some 40 years after a brave group of African Americans took up seats set aside for whites only at the counter of a café in the South Carolina town of Rock Hill, this groundbreaking documentary, which blends archive footage with recreations and new interviews with the protagonists, can tell the inspiring real tale of the Friendship 9.

The group, so called because of the school many of them attended, took a new route for Civil Rights activists as the movement and opposition to it intensified. To help the cause and save money that could be better spent elsewhere, they opted for a new strategy – jail, no bail, eschewing paying up and instead being sent to serve 30 days’ hard labour. Their brave move enabled the movement to better use its resources and represented a shift in the battle for equal rights.

The award-winning documentary, which has played at festivals around the world, interviews original members of the Friendship 9, and others in and around the incident.

The must-watch Rock Hill – Counter Histories sheds light on an important historical moment through the words of the brave people who helped shape history.

Released on digital Monday 26th April

Sunday, 21 March 2021

COMPETITION: Win Shortcut on DVD



Shortcut  is released on DVD on 29th of March

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

Synopsis: 
A group of five British teenagers are taking their usual school bus home when an unexpected detour turns their night into a nightmare. But this isn’t your average night, as a rare lunar eclipse is on the cards, as Nolan (Jack Kane) and his classmates; Bess (Sophie Jane Oliver), Karl (Zander Emlano), Queenie (Molly Dew) and Reggie (Zak Sutcliffe) soon discover.

Shortcut will be available on DVD and Digital Download from 29th March!
Cast: Jack Kane, Sophie Jane Oliver, Zander Emlano, Molly Dew & Zak Sutcliffe
Run Time: 80 minutes
Rating: 12

Buy From Amazon at


For your chance to win just answer the question below.

COMPETITION CLOSED

Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 05-04-21
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.
5. Entries that come directly from other websites will not be accepted.

COMPETITION: Win Take Back on DVD



Take Back is released on DVD on 29th of March

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

Synopsis: 
Zara (Gillian White) and Brian (Michael Jai White) are living the perfect small-town life when Zara heroically foils a robbery and becomes headline news. This unwanted notoriety draws elements of Zara’s mysterious past back into her life, putting her family in danger. When Zara and Brian’s daughter is kidnapped by a sadistic gang of people traffickers led by the vicious Patrick (Mickey Rourke), the pair face a race against time to save her life.

With Detective Chalmers (James Russo) also on Patrick’s trail, Zara and Patrick’s paths collide in a final stand-off in the desert.

Buy From Amazon at
https://amzn.to/3lzIty2

For your chance to win just answer the question below.

COMPETITION CLOSED



Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 05-04-21
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.
5. Entries that come directly from other websites will not be accepted.

Friday, 19 March 2021

FINAL DAYS - UK Trailer - Horror Starring Tyler Posey, Summer Spiro & Donald Sutherland


YOURS TO OWN APRIL 12 - https://amzn.to/38Yo7tb

A world in chaos, a pandemic left unchecked and humanity on the brink of extinction… This is no time to be alone!

As a deadly virus turns humanity into bloodthirsty plague carriers, it’s a fight for survival. Aiden (TYLER POSEY - TEEN WOLF) awakes to discover the world he knew overnight has become an apocalyptic nightmare. Locked in his apartment alone, he soon begins to lose all sense of time and as food runs out he must face the world in order to survive…

Is there anyone out there and can they in turn be trusted?

Also starring SUMMER SPIRO (WESTWORLD) and DONALD SUTHERLAND (THE HUNGER GAMES)

Thursday, 18 March 2021

Sky announces start of production in England for The Colour Room, a Sky Original

Sky today announced the start of production in England for The Colour Room, a Sky Original. The film is based on the rise to fame of legendary Stoke-on-Trent ceramic artist Clarice Cliff, played by Phoebe Dynevor (Bridgerton) in the lead role, alongside Matthew Goode (The Imitation Game) as Colley Shorter.

Co-produced by Sky, Caspian Films and Creative England, the film will be directed by Claire McCarthy (Ophelia) and is written by Claire Peate, winner of BAFTA Rocliffe in 2016.

Phoebe Dynevor, plays Clarice Cliff, comments: "I am so excited to be joining the cast of The Colour Room, especially in the role as one of the nations most celebrated artists, Clarice Cliff. It's truly such an honour to take on such a remarkable character. The script is a beautifully written contemporary take on the 20th century, and I feel proud to be working with such a strong female team, both in front and behind the camera. I look forward to telling Clarice's story and of course working with Matthew too."

Additional cast confirmed includes Kerry Fox (Shallow Grave), David Morrissey (The Walking Dead), Darci Shaw (Judy) and Luke Norris (Poldark). The Colour Room will start production later this month in Stoke-on-Trent and Birmingham and will be released in cinemas and on Sky Cinema later this year.

Sarah Wright, Director of Sky Cinema and Acquisitions at Sky UK & Ireland, comments: "Clarice Cliff is one of the most iconic artists of the 20th Century – a female pioneer who quite literally broke the mould in the English pottery industry in the 1920s. I can't wait to start this all-British production and bring her incredible true story to life, starring the fabulous Phoebe Dynevor with Matthew Goode and David Morrissey. This film will provide a fresh take on Clarice's professional and personal life and it is apt – and I'm hugely proud that this film is written, directed and produced by an all-female team."

The Colour Room follows the journey of a determined, working class woman, Clarice Cliff, as she breaks the glass ceiling and revolutionises the workplace in the 20th century. Clarice Cliff (Dynevor) is a vivacious young factory worker in the industrial British midlands of the 1920s. Her creativity and ambition drives her to move factory to factory, despite the financial impact on the household she shares with her widowed mother Ann (Fox) and youngest sister Dot (Shaw). Bursting at the seams with ideas for colours and shapes, Clarice takes more and more dangerous risks – but she manages to stay one step ahead of the workhouse and impress the eccentric factory owner Colley Shorter (Goode) on the way with her talent and innovation.

Apprenticed to renowned Art Designer Fred Ridgeway (Morrissey) and with support from Colley and other women in the factory, Clarice fights her way through to design the unprecedented Art Deco 'Bizarre' range. In the middle of the Great Depression, she ensures the factory's survival and her future as one of the greatest Art Deco designers and a household name.

Sky Studios launches Transistor Films

Sky Studios has launched Transistor Films, a new, wholly-owned factual and unscripted production company headed by award-winning producer, Danny Tipping.

With a remit to produce documentary and unscripted programming that keeps viewers on the edge of their seat, Transistor Films promises bold, new content that appeals to broadcasters around the world.

The company, based in London, launches under the new label this week with Executive Producer Ned Parker, Series Producer Zoe Hines and Development Executive Jason Oates joining the company. The name is inspired by the company's focus on finding and amplifying new stories for a global audience.

Most recently, Tipping and the team that forms Transistor Films delivered Sky Original documentary series The Murderer & Me for Sky Crime, plus two series of the global smash hit series I AM A KILLER which instantly became a Top 10 series for Netflix upon launch.

The first project to deliver under the Transistor Films banner will be a series of 3 x 90' feature length documentary specials titled Living With A Serial Killer for US broadcaster Oxygen. 

Transistor Films is already in active development on a range of new projects with US & UK broadcasters including projects for Sky's new factual channels, Sky Crime and Sky Documentaries.

Danny Tipping, CEO of Transistor Films, said, "The Transistor Films team and I couldn't be more excited to get going this week under our new banner. Building on the success of our recent true crime series, we'll be pushing further into documentary and factual entertainment programming over the coming months. We are pleased to have a number of active developments underway already, and excited to become the newest member of the Sky Studios family of production companies."

Caroline Cooper, Chief Operating Officer, Sky Studios, said: "The market for unscripted content has never been stronger. With a remit to produce premium factual content for broadcasters around the world, Transistor Films, perfectly complements Sky Studios' existing range of production companies. Danny's eye for new, untold stories and his global network make him ideally placed to lead Transistor Films in this new chapter."

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

The Bike Thief (2021) - UK Trailer

 

Synopsis: The Bike Thief is a gritty British drama-thriller starring Alec Secareanu (God’s Own Country)  and Anamaria Marinca  (4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days). The Rider is an ordinary, hard-working man. Everything he does is done to protect and support his family. He works as a delivery driver for a local Pizza restaurant, which happens to be owned and run by his landlord. The Rider’s wife, Elena, spends her days cleaning grand houses and caring for their two children. When the Rider’s moped is stolen, his world turns upside down and a race against time starts to recover the source of his livelihood.

The Bike Thief was written and directed by Matt Chambers and features an original soundtrack by Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers.

Signature Entertainment presents The Bike Thief on Digital Platforms 3rd May

Monday, 15 March 2021

In The Heights - Trailer - Starring Anthony Ramos


Turn up the volume on your dreams. In The Heights - coming soon

The creator of “Hamilton” and the director of “Crazy Rich Asians” invite you to the event of the summer, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big... “In the Heights.”

Lights up on Washington Heights... The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community.  At the intersection of it all is the likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life. 

“In the Heights” fuses Lin-Manuel Miranda’s kinetic music and lyrics with director Jon M. Chu’s lively and authentic eye for storytelling to capture a world very much of its place, but universal in its experience.

“In the Heights” stars Anthony Ramos (“A Star is Born,” Broadway’s “Hamilton”), Corey Hawkins (“Straight Outta Compton,” “BlacKkKlansman”), singer/songwriter Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera (TV’s “Vida”), Olga Merediz (Broadway’s “In the Heights”), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Broadway’s “Rent”), Gregory Diaz IV (Broadway’s “Matilda the Musical”), Stephanie Beatriz (TV’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Dascha Polanco (TV’s “Orange is the New Black”) and Jimmy Smits (the “Star Wars” films).


Sunday, 14 March 2021

Zack Snyder’s Justice League - Final Trailer

 

In Zack Snyder's Justice League, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. 

The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad, and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.


Thursday, 11 March 2021

The Oak Room - First look poster and trailer for new Canadian thriller Starring RJ Mitte, Peter Outerbridge & Ari Millen

 

The Oak Room is a sinister thriller from Black Fawn Films (the team behind I’ll Take Your Dead and Vicious Fun). Directed by Cody Calahan (Let Her Out) the film stars RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad), Peter Outerbridge (V-Wars) and Ari Millen (Orphan Black).

During a raging snowstorm, a drifter (RJ Mitte) offers to settle a debt with a grizzled bartender by telling him a story. The night's events quickly spiral into a dark tale of deceit, mistaken identity and shocking violence.

The Oak Room will be released on digital download from April 26 in the UK, from April 27 in Canada (Black Fawn Distribution) and from April 28 (also Lightbulb Film Distribution) in Australia and New Zealand.


AFTER LOVE - New Release Date and Trailer

 

In After Love, Mary Hussain (Joanna Scanlan), who converted to Islam when she married and is now in her early 60s, lives quietly with her husband Ahmed. Following his unexpected death, she suddenly finds herself a widow.

A day after the burial, she discovers that Ahmed had a secret life just 21 miles away from their Dover home, across the Channel in Calais.

The shocking discovery compels her to go there to find out more, and as she grapples with her shattered sense of identity, her search for understanding has surprising consequences.

After a run of highly successful festival screenings throughout 2020, After Love is set to be one of the standout British films of 2021.

AFTER LOVE will be released in UK & Irish cinemas 4th June 2021

Cert 12A / Running Time 89 Minutes 

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

VIDEO CLIPS - Highly anticipated Zack Snyder’s Justice League available on Sky Cinema and NOW TV from 18 March 2021

Scroll to bottom of article to see all of the Zack Snyder’s Justice League clips we have been posting on our Facebook Page

Sky announced today that the Warner Bros. Pictures and DC full-length film, Zack Snyder's Justice League, will be available on Sky Cinema and NOW TV from 18 March.  
 
In Zack Snyder's Justice League, determined to ensure Superman's (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.  

The Zack Snyder's Justice League screenplay is by Chris Terrio, story by Chris Terrio & Zack Snyder and Will Beall, based on characters from DC, Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film's producers are Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, with executive producers Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas, Wesley Coller, Jim Rowe, Curtis Kanemoto, Chris Terrio and Ben Affleck.  

As part of the film's worldwide launch, Zack Snyder's Justice League will be available exclusively on Sky Cinema in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria.













Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Ammonite - Official Trailer - Starring Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Jones, James McArdle, Alec Secareanu, Fiona Shaw

 

Starring Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Jones, James McArdle, Alec Secareanu, Fiona Shaw

Available for premium rental at home on all digital platforms from March 26th

https://apple.co/3cezjD1

In the 1840s, acclaimed self-taught palaeontologist Mary Anning works alone on the wild and brutal Southern English coastline of Lyme Regis. The days of her famed discoveries behind her, she now hunts for common fossils to sell to rich tourists to support herself and her ailing widowed mother. When one such tourist, Roderick Murchison, arrives in Lyme on the first leg of a European tour, he entrusts Mary with the care of his young wife Charlotte, who is recuperating from a personal tragedy. Mary, whose life is a daily struggle on the poverty line, cannot afford to turn him down but, proud and relentlessly passionate about her work, she clashes with her unwanted guest.

They are two women from utterly different worlds. Yet despite the chasm between their social spheres and personalities, Mary and Charlotte discover they can each offer what the other has been searching for: the realisation that they are not alone. It is the beginning of a passionate and all-consuming love affair that will defy all social bounds and alter the course of both lives irrevocably.


Sensation (2021) - Official UK trailer - Starring Eugene Simon, Emily Wyatt, Jennifer Martin

 

Watch on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3t6mwsO

Sensation is the second film from Director Martin Grof, following his award-winning hit Excursion. Boasting an exciting cast, the film stars Eugene Simon (Game of Thrones, Genius) &  Emily Wyatt (Hurricane, Rise of the Footsoldier: The Heist). 

The film follows Andrew (Eugene Simon), who, while on a quest to uncover hidden truths about his family history, provides a top-secret agency with his DNA in order to uncover his ancestry.

Andrew soon discovers that his DNA is far from ordinary. He has superhuman powers that he traces back to his grandparents and their involvement in a top-secret government program. On entering the program he finds he's not alone, joining him are other individuals with superhuman skills. Andrew learns that soon he'll be able to receive information based on his senses and control the senses of others. As the secret training unfolds, Andrew spirals into turmoil as he loses control of his agency and begins to question his reality.

Monday, 8 March 2021

I'm Not In Love - Official Trailer

 

I’m Not In Love will be available on Digital to rent & buy from 12th April

Rob, in his late thirties, needs to decide if he wants to have a baby with his girlfriend Marta, but he’s worried that he’s fallen out of love with her. He asks his seemingly unhappily married friends for advice. They all tell him that he won’t be able to do better so he might as well marry her; over the course of two weeks his friend Chris tries to set him up on a date, he meets up with the woman he thought was the great love of his life, he tries to get to grips with the idea of "settling", and attempts to resolve his issues. But when Rob eventually does propose to Marta, things don't go exactly to plan.

Starring Al Weaver, Cristina Catalina, John Henshaw, Morgan Watkins, Sinead Matthew, Tessa Peake-Jones and John Henshaw

Release date: 12th April 2021


Friday, 5 March 2021

CRISIS - Now Available On Digital & On Demand


An intense thriller set against the backdrop of the opioid epidemic, Crisis features three interwoven stories that highlight the greed, violence and tragedy of the drug war. A drug trafficker arranges a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation, an architect recovering from an oxycodone addiction tracks down the truth behind her son’s disappearance and a university professor battles unexpected revelations about his employer, a pharmaceutical giant bringing a new “non-addictive” painkiller to market.

CAST: Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly, Greg Kinnear, Michelle Rodriguez, Luke Evans, Lily-rose Depp, Scott Mescudi

Crisis Now Available On Digital & On Demand https://apple.co/2OqGS1a

Fear of Rain - UK Trailer - Twisty thriller starring Katherine Heigl

 

On Digital Platforms 26th April - https://apple.co/387JJ67

Fear of Rain is a twisty, unsettling and terrifying horror thriller starring Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up, Firefly Lane), Madison Iseman (Jumanji franchise, Annabelle Comes Home) and Harry Connick Jr. (PS. I Love You, that will keep you guessing whether there is real horror hiding next door.

17-year old Rain Burroughs is a mostly-typical teenage girl…with an anything-but-typical disease: early onset schizophrenia. After Rain returns home from being hospitalized, she meets strangely beautiful and hauntingly awkward Caleb.

He seems too good to be true – and he very well may be. While struggling to make sense of this first brush with young love, she must suppress the self-destructive and manipulative forces consuming her mind.

More frightening than the man who haunts her dreams is the real-life neighbour who, Rain is convinced, has kidnapped a little girl and are holding her captive in their attic.

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Without Remorse - Official Trailer


Starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Jodie Turner-Smith, Lauren London, Brett Gelman, Jacob Scipio, Jack Kesy, Colman Domingo, Todd Lassance, Cam Gigandet, Luke Mitchell and Guy Pearce

An elite Navy SEAL uncovers an international conspiracy while seeking justice for the murder of his pregnant wife in Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, the explosive origin story of action hero John Clark – one of the most popular characters in author Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan universe. When a squad of Russian soldiers kills his family in retaliation for his role in a top-secret op, Sr. Chief John Kelly (Michael B. Jordan) pursues the assassins at all costs. Joining forces with a fellow SEAL (Jodie Turner-Smith) and a shadowy CIA agent (Jamie Bell), Kelly’s mission unwittingly exposes a covert plot that threatens to engulf the U.S. and Russia in an all-out war. Torn between personal honor and loyalty to his country, Kelly must fight his enemies without remorse if he hopes to avert disaster and reveal the powerful figures behind the conspiracy.

Cant wait for the film? Get the paperback now at https://amzn.to/3qd3kYS

Launching Globally on Prime Video April 30th, 2021

WIN CULT 60S SCI-FI HORROR THEY CAME FROM BEYOND SPACE – NEWLY RESTORED ON BLU-RAY and DVD


THEY CAME FROM BEYOND SPACE, the Amicus Productions’ 60s sci-fi horror from the legendary director Freddie Francis is available to buy on Blu-ray for the first time and on DVD and digital formats from 8th March 2021.

To Celebrate we have a great competition and 2 x Blu-ray to win.

Starring Robert Hutton, Jennifer Jayne, Zia Mohyeddin and Bernard Kay THEY CAME FROM BEYOND SPACE was written by Milton Subotsky, the acclaimed screenwriter of Dr Who and the Daleks and Tales from the Crypt, adapted from the book ‘The Gods Hate Kansas’ by Joseph Millard. An enjoyably camp B-movie, the Amicus producers followed in the tradition of 50s classics such as Invasion of the Bodysnatchers adding some 60s kitsch-styling and ingenious low-budget special effects to this British retro treat.

Available from Amazon - https://amzn.to/385R3PD

To be in with a chance to win simply answer the following question

COMPETITION CLOSED


Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 15-03-21
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.
5. Entries that come directly from other websites will not be accepted.

Last Call - Trailer - Available on Digital Download in the UK from March 29th

 

Last Call follows local success story and real estate developer, Mick (Jeremy Piven) as he returns home to Philadelphia. As he begins to reconnect with the neighbourhood he grew up in and the people he left behind, he finds himself at a crossroads when forced to decide either to demolish or resurrect the family bar. 

The film boasts an all-star cast that includes Jeremy Piven (Entourage, Mr Selfridge), Bruce Dern (Nebraska, The Hateful Eight), Taryn Manning (Orange Is the New Black), Cathy Moriarty (Raging Bull), Jamie Kennedy (Scream) and Jack McGee (The Fighter).


Official Film Chart 3rd March 2021


The Secret Garden (https://amzn.to/3be9LXn) holds on to its position at Number 1 with the biggest physical sales tally of the week.

The star-studded adaption makes it two weeks at the top as it leads on DVD and Blu-ray sales – with it being almost too close to call, with only a few hundred sales between The Secret Garden and its closest competition.

Following the title announcement of Spider-Man: No Way Home, its predecessor Spider-Man: Far From Home (https://amzn.to/3qgBWci) shoots up to Number 2. Former Number 1 Sing (https://amzn.to/3e6DbIG) – and the biggest digital download of the week – holds on at Number 3 while Roald Dahl’s The Witches (https://amzn.to/3kO9H3K) drops to Number 4.

Elton John biopic Rocketman (https://amzn.to/3rcaBcI) flies seen places to Number 5, landing just ahead of this week’s highest new entry at Number 6, a limited-edition re-release of 1980’s cult horror Demons 1 & 2 (https://amzn.to/3reULhh). Sci-fi action, and the last film in the Skyline trilogy - Skylines (https://amzn.to/385XulT) debuts at Number 7.

Despicable Me 3 (https://amzn.to/3uQ2wfX) drops to Number 8, The Greatest Showman (https://amzn.to/3rgY73i) rebounds to Number 9 and Jumanji: The Next Level (https://amzn.to/3sFpwfy) tumbles four places to round off this week’s countdown at Number 10.

This week’s Official Film Chart online show features a preview of Gal Gadot in massive super-hero sequel Wonder Woman 1984 (https://amzn.to/3sKK06J), which is available to Download & Keep from Monday, March 8 having previously been only available at a premium rental price.

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

The Rookies - Trailer - Chinese Action Film with Milla Jovovich

 

The Rookies, is a Chinese action film written and directed by Alan Yuen, starring Wang Talu, Sandrine Pinna, Milla Jovovich, Xu Weizhou and Liu Meitong. Filming took place in Hungary and China.

Plot summary: Extreme sport lover Zhou Feng got involved in an international illegal trade by accident. So he had to follow an international special agent Bruce to Budapest. Together with a crappy police officer Miao Yan, a non-professional scientist Ding Shan and an unemployed doctor LV, they became an amateur unit. In company with the senior agent Bruce, these four rookies started a fight with the terrorists that was both thrilling and hilarious.

Demon - First Look Poster & Trailer for mind-bending new British thriller

 

Demon will be premiering online at the Oscar qualifying 31st Cinequest Film Festival, Cinejoy, from 20th to 30th March 2021.

When an unpaid train fine comes back to haunt him, office worker Ralph flees London to a forest motel where a temporary hideout becomes a nightmarish purgatory, and emerging ghosts of the past force him to confront the loss of his father.

Taking viewers on a winding road that blurs the lines of reality, when one man tries to escape his problems but instead finds himself faced with more anguish.

Demon is the debut feature from director and co-writer George Louis Barlett and stars Jemma Redgrave (Love & Friendship, Doctor Who), Gary Beadle (Mangrove, Summer of Rockets), David Schaal (A Call to Spy, The Inbetweeners), Rachel Jackson (Beats, The Party's Just Beginning) and introduces Ryan Walker-Edwards in his first feature role.

Demon will be released in the UK later this year

Stars: Ryan Walker-Edwards, Jacob Hawley, Rachel Jackson, Imola Gaspar, David Schaal, Gary Beadle and Jemma Redgrave

Monday, 1 March 2021

Competition: Win The Curse of Hobbes House on DVD



The Curse of Hobbes House is released on DVD on 8th of March

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

Synopsis: 
After the death of her Aunt, Jane Dormant travels to the family’s remote, ancestral home hoping to receive a large inheritance. When Jane’s estranged, half-sister Jennifer arrives at Hobbes House to claim her part of the estate, the sisters’ simmering hate ignites. But then a violent, unexpected storm cuts the estate off from outside help and a wave of bloodthirsty zombies lays siege. Now the sisters have to learn how to fight back together.

THE CURSE OF HOBBES HOUSE is directed by Juliane Block, written by Wolf-Peter Arand, and exec-produced by Malcolm Winter and Monika Gergelova. Producers are Juliane Block, Wolf-Peter Arand, Mhairi Calvey and Paul Dudbridge. Cast: Mhairi Calvey (Braveheart, Crystal's Shadow), Makenna Guyler (David and Goliath). Waleed Elgadi (Mosul, A Hologram of the King) and Kevin Leslie (The Rise of the Krays). 


Buy From Amazon at
https://amzn.to/3b5TIec

For your chance to win just answer the question below.

COMPETITION CLOSED

Watch The Trailer

Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 15-03-21
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.
5. Entries that come directly from other websites will not be accepted.