Saturday, 31 July 2021

Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings - Official Trailer

 


Watch the brand new trailer for Marvel Studios’ "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" and experience it only in theatres September 3.

Marvel Studios' "Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings" stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. The film also stars Tony Leung as Wenwu, Awkwafina as Shang-Chi's friend Katy and Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan, as well as Fala Chen, Meng'er Zhang, Florian Munteanu and Ronny Chieng.


Bloodthirsty - Poster and Trailer

 


Synopsis: Ambition can be killer. When an offer to record with one of the greatest music producers of all time comes along, singer Grey can’t refuse but her new mentor isn’t all that he first appears to be. Moving cross country to record her new album in a remote location, Grey begins to realise there’s a beastly secret lurking within her new home. Will her own humanity be the price for fame and how much blood will be shed to secure a hit? Featuring performances from Lauren Beatty, Greg Bryk (Saw V) and Michael Ironside (Starship Troopers) Bloodthirsty was written by Wendy Hill-Tout and Lowell. Directed by Amelia Moses.

Signature Entertainment presents Bloodthirsty on Digital Platforms & DVD 30th August

Pre-order from https://amzn.to/3j429cI


Demonic - Neill Blomkamp's new film - Poster and Trailer

 

Synopsis: Demonic is the first feature film from renowned genre director Neill Blomkamp since 2015’s Chappie. Acclaimed director and writer Blomkamp exploded onto the film world with District 9 in 2009, which was produced by Peter Jackson and nominated for four Academy Awards™ including Best Picture. Between those two releases came 2013’s hit science fiction epic Elysium starring Matt Damon. Demonic is a supernatural possession horror which follows a young woman who unleashes a terrifying demon as she enters the mind of her comatose, serial killer mother.  The much anticipated new feature stars Carly Pope (Elysium), Chris William Martin (The Vampire Diaries), Nathalie Boltt (District 9) and Michael J. Rogers (Beyond the Black Rainbow).

Signature Entertainment’s Demonic opens FrightFest 26th August and is at UK Cinemas, Premium Digital 27th August and Blu-ray & DVD 25th October

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

STILLWATER - Official Trailer - In Theaters July 30


A daughter's last hope. A father's only chance. Matt Damon stars in #STILLWATER, a film by Academy Award winner Tom McCarthy. In theaters July 30.

A dramatic thriller directed by Academy Award® winner Tom McCarthy and starring Matt Damon, Stillwater follows an American oil-rig roughneck from Oklahoma who travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter, in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system, Bill builds a new life for himself in France as he makes it his personal mission to exonerate his daughter.

MINAMATA - Trailer - Starring Johnny Depp

 

New York, 1971. Following his celebrated days as one of the most revered photojournalists of World War II, W. Eugene Smith (Johnny Depp) has become a recluse, disconnected from society and his career. But a secret commission from Life magazine editor Robert Hayes (Bill Nighy) sends him to the Japanese coastal city of Minamata, which has been ravaged by mercury poisoning; the result of decades of gross industrial negligence by the country’s Chisso Corporation. There, Smith immerses himself in the community, documenting their efforts to live with Minamata Disease and their passionate campaign to achieve recognition from Chisso and the Japanese government. Armed with only his trusted camera, Smith’s images from the toxic village give the disaster a heartbreaking human dimension, and his initial assignment turns into a life-changing experience.

Andrew Levitas’ riveting adaptation of the true story of celebrated war photographer W. Eugene Smith. Starring three-time Academy Award® nominee Johnny Depp as Smith, alongside Minami, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ryo Kase, Jun Kunimura, Bill Nighy and Katherine Jenkins, the film will be released by Vertigo Releasing in the UK and Ireland on 13 August 2021

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins | Vinnie Jones in British crime thriller | New Clip

 

The eagerly-awaited RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER: ORIGINS, starring legendary leading man Vinnie Jones, is showing exclusively in cinemas from September 3, courtesy of Signature Entertainment. 

Lock, Stock and Snatch superstar Vinnie Jones teams up with premiere acting veteran Keith Allen (Kingsman, Shallow Grave) for British true crime thriller RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER: ORIGINS, a brutal account of how real-life, hard-as-nails Falklands War veteran Tony Tucker came to be involved in one of the most notorious gangland murders in British history.  

As well as Jones, outstanding as fearsome doorman Bernard O'Mahoney, and Allen as formidable nightclub owner Dave Simms, the film features some of the cream of the crop of home-grown actors including Craig Fairbrass (Muscle) – returning as notorious drug-dealer Pat Tate -  P.H.Moriarty from The Long Good Friday, Billy Murray (Eastenders), Michelle Collins (Eastenders), George Russo (Top Dog), the brilliant Roland Manookian (RocknRolla), a genius cameos from reality TV royalty Chris Hughes and the late and great Heavy D. 

Directed by Nick Nevern (director and star of The Hooligan Factory and star of popular BBC comedy series Motherland), who co-wrote the script with producer Andrew Loveday, this is a blisteringly good thriller, set against a superbly realised backdrop of the late 80s rave scene, with a pulsing soundtrack featuring the likes of New Order and Ultravox. A future Brit gangster classic that gives the likes of Layer Cake, The Gentlemen and Legend a run for their money. 

Jam-packed with foul-mouthed and often hilarious dialogue, explosive moments of violence, and a gripping plot that tells it like it happened, RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER: ORIGINS is a must-see for anyone after an authentic crime biopic that hits like a knuckle-duster polished to a high shine. This is Blow, Essex style, and it will knock your socks off. Get your tickets front and centre now and prepare to get blasted.

Synopsis: 

When a down-on-his-luck Tony Tucker lands a job as a nightclub doorman after saving the owner’s grandson, he will do whatever it takes to rise to the top of the game. Teaming up with Essex heavyweight Bernard O’Mahoney at the height of the 1980s rave scene, Tucker could do no wrong. 

A voracious appetite for money, drugs, and a glamorous lifestyle soon develops, fueling his growingly audacious ventures and seeing him join forces with Pat Tate and Craig Rolfe to capitalise on the drug-boom. Packed with fights, revenges, and explosions, the ultimate origin story brings Rise of the Footsoldier full circle, and tackles many of the franchise’s previously unanswered questions.

RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER: ORIGINS is showing ONLY in cinemas from 3rd September, released by Signature Entertainment 

BBC One announces Billie Eilish: Up Close

BBC One have announced Billie Eilish: Up Close, featuring the 21st century music phenomenon in conversation with BBC Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo. Billie will also be making her debut in Radio 1's Live Lounge performing new music and an incredible cover.

In just three years, Billie Eilish has gone from recording music in her bedroom to becoming one of the biggest music stars in the world. At just 19 years old she has already amassed countless accolades and awards, as well as making history with her second Record Of The Year Grammy win in March of this year.

In this 45-minute entertainment special filmed in Billie's home town of Los Angeles, Clara will talk to Billie about her latest album Happier Than Ever (out Friday 30 July), her extraordinary rise to fame, looking back at her remarkable success, the effect it has had on her life and her role as an inspiration for young people all over the world.

Billie Eilish: Up Close will broadcast on BBC One on Saturday 31 July at 10.30pm BST and will also be available to watch on BBC iPlayer. It is produced by So Television, the Executive Producers are Graham Stuart and Andy Rowe and it is directed by James Merryman. It was commissioned by Jan Younghusband, Commissioning Editor for BBC Music.

This brand-new film will be accompanied by Radio 1 Live Lounge: Billie Eilish Special which will see Billie make her debut for the world-famous Radio 1 Live Lounge to perform a selection of tracks. This will be available to watch on Radio 1's iPlayer channel from Saturday 31 July 11.15pm BST.

The performance will also be played in Radio 1's Live Lounge show, hosted by Clara Amfo, on Thursday 5 August at 12pm BST which will include an exclusive cover that will be broadcast for the first time.

Monday, 26 July 2021

Leroy Kincaide’s directorial debut THE LAST RITE set to chill hearts as part of FIRST BLOOD STRAND at this year’s Arrow Video FrightFest


THE LAST RITE, the stunning feature debut from ex-Undertaker and professional wrestler turned actor / film director, Leroy Kincaide, will have its World premiere at Arrow Video FrightFest on Saturday August 28 at the Cineworld, Leicester Sq.

The supernatural horror stars newcomer Bethan Waller as Lucy, a medical student suffering from sleep paralysis, soon after moving in with her boyfriend. She finds herself plagued by a demonic entity, hell bent on ripping her apart. With time running out and the dark force consuming her from within, Lucy is left with no alternative but to seek help from a local priest, But Father Roberts has a dilemma – does he obey orders or help Lucy by conducting his own exorcism against the will of the church?

Leroy said today: “I’m absolutely thrilled that my film is part of FrightFest and that It gets its world premiere in front of the best horror crowd in the country. I hope it connects with them. The inspiration for the film came from my own experiences of sleep paralysis and paranormal experiences as a child, plus I drew from my passion of horror movies from the 80s and 90s”.

THE LAST RITE is written, directed and edited by Leroy Kincaide. It is produced by Kincaide and Chloe Chudasama and the cast includes Bethan Waller, Johnny Fleming, Kit Smith, Tara Hoyos–Martinez and Ian Macnaughton.

Details:

https://www.frightfest.co.uk/holdingfolder2/TheLastRite.html

Sunday, 25 July 2021

Shepherd - Poster and Trailer


Darkland Distribution have shared a brand new teaser trailer and poster for their upcoming British elevated horror, Shepherd. It has also been confirmed that the film will be released in UK and Irish cinemas from 5th November.  Shepherd stars Tom Hughes (Red Joan, Victoria), Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones, The Witch), Gaia Weiss (Vikings, Medici) & Greta Scacchi (The Player).

Running from grief after the mysterious death of his wife, Eric Black takes a job as a shepherd. Trapped alone on a majestic weather-beaten island with an ominous secret. One mans sudden, spiralling madness meets a vengeful supernatural force. What starts as the perfect wind-swept escape becomes a race to save his sanity and his life.

Speaking about the film, Writer and Director, Russell Owen said; "Shepherd has been a labour of love and many years in the making. I'm extremely thrilled audiences will be able to experience it where it was designed for - The Big Screen."

Tom Stewart, Acquisitions Director at Darkland Distribution added; "Everyone at Darkland Distribution cannot wait to bring this hugely thrilling ride to Cinemas Nationwide in the UK & Ireland this November!"

Shepherd will be in UK/ EIRE Cinemas from 5th November 

Thursday, 22 July 2021

Old - Official Trailer

 


Old - In Theaters July 23

This summer, visionary filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan unveils a chilling, mysterious new thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly … reducing their entire lives into a single day.

The film stars an impressive international cast including Golden Globe winner Gael García Bernal (Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle), Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread), Rufus Sewell (Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle), Ken Leung (Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens), Nikki Amuka-Bird (Jupiter Ascending), Abbey Lee (HBO’s Lovecraft Country), Aaron Pierre (Syfy’s Krypton), Alex Wolff (Hereditary), Embeth Davidtz (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Eliza Scanlen (Little Women), Emun Elliott (Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens), Kathleen Chalfant (Showtime’s The Affair) and Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit).

Old is a Blinding Edge Pictures production, directed and produced by M. Night Shyamalan, from his screenplay based on the graphic novel Sandcastle by Pierre Oscar Lévy and Frederik Peeters. The film is also produced by Ashwin Rajan (Glass, AppleTV+’s Servant) and Marc Bienstock (Glass, Split). The film’s executive producer is Steven Schneider.

Deed of Death (Malay Martial Arts Movie)


Synopsis: 

When a brother falls in with the wrong crowd and gambles his family’s land away, it’s up to his siblings to save the day. Descending into a world of underground street races and illegal street fights, this family must fight tooth and nail to win back what they’ve lost and bring their brother home. Prepare for all out martial arts action in The Deed of Death. Directed by Areel Abu Bakar, written by Hafiz Derani and starring Namron, Khoharullah Majid and Feiyna Tajudin. 

Signature Entertainment presents Deed of Death on Digital Platforms 23rd August



The Protégé (2021 Movie) Official Clip “Mansion Duel” - Michael Keaton, Maggie Q


The Protégé – In Theaters August 20, 2021! Starring Michael Keaton, Maggie Q, and Samuel L. Jackson, with Robert Patrick

Rescued as a child by the legendary assassin Moody (Samuel L. Jackson) and trained in the family business, Anna (Maggie Q) is the world’s most skilled contract killer. But when Moody – the man who was like a father to her and taught her everything she needs to know about trust and survival – is brutally killed, Anna vows revenge. As she becomes entangled with an enigmatic killer (Michael Keaton) whose attraction to her goes way beyond cat and mouse, their confrontation turns deadly and the loose ends of a life spent killing will weave themselves even tighter.

Directed by Martin Campbell and written by Richard Wenk, the film is produced by Arthur Sarkissian, Moshe Diamant, Rob Van Norden, Yariv Lerner, and Chris Milburn.



Wednesday, 21 July 2021

NIGHT OF THE KINGS - Poster and Trailer

Synopsis: A young man is sent to "La Maca", a prison in the middle of the Ivorian forest ruled by its inmates. As tradition goes with the rising of the red moon, he is designated by the Boss to be the new "Roman" and must tell a story to the other prisoners. Learning what fate awaits him, he begins to narrate the mystical life of the legendary outlaw named “Zama King” and has no choice but to make his story last until dawn.

NIGHT OF THE KINGS will be released in UK and Irish cinemas and on digital on 23 July 2021.

Monday, 19 July 2021

'The ParaPod - A Very British Ghost Hunt' coming to cinemas this September


Theatrical Release Date: September

Digital Release: 27th September

A lifelong believer in the paranormal invites a hardwired skeptic on a road trip of the UK’s most famous haunted locations, in an attempt to convince him of the existence of ghosts. A journey of true discovery, shocks, emotional turmoil, hilarious conflict and a bewildering climax.

Cast: Ian Boldsworth, Barry Dodds

Producer: Bil Bungay

Run Time: 108 mins

Rating: 15

Resort to Love - Official Trailer

Christina Milian plays an aspiring singer on a journey to find herself in paradise -- but what she actually finds is her ex-fiance (Jay Pharoah), his new bride (Christiani Pitts) and a hunky fling (Sinqua Walls) in the destination rom-com we all need right now. Produced by Alicia Keys and Directed by Steven Tsuchida. Watch RESORT TO LOVE, only on Netflix, July 29.


Sunday, 18 July 2021

The God Committee - UK Trailer - Stars Julia Stiles and Kelsey Grammer

 


Signature Entertainment presents The God Committee on digital platforms July 19. 

Who lives, who dies? They decide…

Three patients wait to see if they will live or die as a hospital committee decides to grant a life saving heart transplant to one of them.  Seven years later the committee members struggle with the consequences of that fateful decision.

Starring Emmy Award winner KELSEY GRAMMER (Frasier) and JULIA STILES (Hustlers, Riviera), Janeane Garofalo (The Truth about Cats & Dogs) and Colman Domingo (Selma).

Saturday, 17 July 2021

Queenpins - Official Trailer (2021) Kristen Bell, Vince Vaughn, Kirby Howell-Baptiste

 

Watch the hilarious trailer for this upcoming comedy film, Queenpins, starring Kristen Bell, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Paul Walter Hauser, Joel McHale, Bebe Rexha, and Vince Vaughn.

Inspired by a true story, Queenpins is an outrageous comedy about a bored and frustrated suburban homemaker, Connie (Kristen Bell) and her best pal JoJo (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), a vlogger with dreams, who turn a hobby into a multi-million dollar counterfeit coupon caper. After firing off a letter to the conglomerate behind a box of cereal gone stale, and receiving an apology along with dozens of freebies, the duo hatch an illegal coupon club scheme that scams millions from mega-corporations and delivers deals to legions of fellow coupon clippers. On the trail to total coupon dominance, a hapless Loss Prevention Officer (Paul Walter Hauser) from the local supermarket chain joins forces with a determined U.S. Postal Inspector (Vince Vaughn) in hot pursuit of these newly-minted "Queenpins" of pink collar crime.

Queenpins, from writer-directors Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly, arrives in theaters on September 10, 2021, and coming soon to Paramount+.

Friday, 16 July 2021

Wildfire - New Posters and Trailer


Born within a year of each other, LAUREN (Nora-Jane Noone) and KELLY (Nika McGuigan) are ‘Irish twins’. You’d never see one without the other, but over the years the mystery of their mother’s death tore them apart. Kelly, keen to escape their insular town, drifted away and disappeared a year ago. Lauren’s life has been on hold since reporting her sister missing.

Kelly’s unexpected return sees a surge of every raw emotion between the sisters. Lauren doesn’t know whether to kiss her or hit her. But as they begin to relive memories of their mother, the sister’s become inseparable. Their bond stronger than ever and Kelly’s desire for the truth is dangerously reignited. As Kelly digs deeper, not everyone is ready. In this border town secrets are meant to stay buried, and Lauren has been keeping the biggest one of all.

As the truth about their mother begins to surface, Kelly’s mood darkens. But Lauren is blinded, around Kelly she feels alive again, her marriage and job pale in comparison. The town is starting to notice, rumours about the girls’ strange behaviour spread like wildfire. Lauren must decide to confront their mother’s past with Kelly or risk losing her for good. Time is running out and no one can be trusted. The sisters must escape and face the truth or be consumed by the town and its lies.

Feature runtime: 85 mins

Cert: 15

Modern Films will release WILDFIRE in UK and Ireland from 3 September 2021

Channel 4 have commissioned Flicker Productions to make a 1x60 film exploring social media, racism and football, fronted by Jermaine Jenas

There have been growing calls for social media companies to address online trolling after nearly 2,000 discriminatory abusive tweets targeted Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Raheem Sterling in the 24 hours after the Euros final. For the last six months Jermaine Jenas has been tackling the issues head on, by confronting the people who hide behind their screens, interviewing Premier League footballers on the receiving end of the abuse and discussing his own personal experiences.

Jermaine Jenas says, "This film is incredibly important to me and something I've been working on for a while. there has been an ongoing conversation surrounding racism and football for as long as I can remember, and the reactions to the Euros has been heart-breaking. I've felt sick to my stomach reading the comments and chants and promise to make it my mission to help create positive change... @instagram @twitter @facebook and all the other social platforms out there, we have to hold these trolls accountable, we have to do better."

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Pray Away | Official Trailer | Netflix


In the 1970s, five men struggling with being gay in their Evangelical church started a Bible study to help each other leave the “homosexual lifestyle.” They quickly received over 25,000 letters from people asking for help and formalized as Exodus International, the largest and most controversial conversion therapy organization in the world. 

But leaders struggled with a secret: their own “same-sex attractions” never went away. After years as superstars in the religious right, many of these men and women have come out as LGBTQ, disavowing the very movement they helped start. Focusing on the dramatic journeys of former conversion therapy leaders, current members, and a survivor, PRAY AWAY chronicles the “ex gay” movement’s rise to power, its unscientific  influence, and its legacy of profound harm.

From executive producers Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum, and director Kristine Stolakis, watch Pray Away on August 3, only on Netflix:

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Out of Death - Starring Bruce Willis



ILY FIlms today confirmed that their latest action thriller, Out of Death, is set to be released on Digital Download from August 2nd and on DVD from October 4th.
 
Directed by Mike Burns, who makes his feature film debut, Out of Death stars the legendary action icon Bruce Willis (Die Hard), Jaime King (Sin City, My Bloody Valentine) and Lala Kent (Hard Kill, Vault).
 
Still grieving the untimely death of her father, photojournalist Shannon Mathers (Jamie King) spreads his ashes in the woods when she witnesses a cop (Lala Kent) shooting and killing an unarmed henchman during a drug deal. She captures the whole scene on her camera before being discovered. Shot at, scared, helpless and on the run, she races her way through the woods with no recognition of her location.
 
Distracted by the violent noise of the attack, Jack Harris (Bruce Willis) a newly retired police officer who is relaxing at his cabin, saves Shannon just in time and the two narrowly escape into the woods. Not sure of whom she can trust, as more dirty cops arrive to help hunt her down, including the brutal town sheriff Hank Rivers (Michael Sirow), she decides to rely on Jack, her only real chance to fight back the corrupt police and bring it to justice.
 
Director of ILY FIlms, Richard Lechartier, says "We are delighted to be releasing Out of Death in the UK. It's a tense action-packed thriller and we are sure the audiences will love seeing Bruce Willis back to his best".

Out of Death will be available on Digital Download from August 2nd and DVD from October 4th


Tuesday, 13 July 2021

From the Vine - Poster and release details


Parkland Entertainment has confirmed that their feelgood drama From The Vine, will be heading to UK Cinemas on 10th September and on Digital Download from 13th September.
 
Directed by Sean Cisterna, the film stars Joe Pantoliano (The Matrix / Midnight Run) alongside Wendy Crewson (Air Force One / Sixth Day), Marco Leonardi (Once Upon A Time In Mexico) and Paula Brancati.
 
The film sees Mark Gentile, an attorney and automotive company executive, travel to Italy after a major humiliation in business. He returns to the tiny village of Acerenza, visiting the vineyard where he grew up and finds it in a state of disrepair. Mark gets an idea to bring the overgrown property back to life and start producing wine again. Mark convinces various the citzens of Acerenza to aid him in this seemingly impractical effort, promising everyone a share in the business if it is successful.
 
Commenting on the release, Tom Stewart, Acquisitions Director at Parkland Entertainment commented; "We're delighted to bring this charming feel-good film to our audience."
 
From The Vine will be in UK Cinemas from 10th September and Digital Download from 13th September

Sweet Girl - Official Trailer

 


He lost the love of his life to a pharmaceutical company's greed. Now his daughter is without a mother, and he's without justice. For now.

Starring Jason Momoa, Isabela Merced, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo

Monday, 12 July 2021

COMPETITION: Win Rogue Hostage on DVD



Rogue Hostage  - Released on DVD from 26th July

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

Synopsis: 
Fast and the Furious favourite Tyrese Gibson takes the lead in Rogue Hostage an all-action, high-octane shoot-em-up thriller, that features a star-studded cast, including John Malkovich, Michael Jai White and Luna Lauren Velez. This adrenaline-fueled film is set for its UK premiere on DVD and digital on 26 July 2021 from 101 Films. Please see trailer here: https://youtu.be/-77qwDbDZ84

The thrill-a-minute actioner sees Gibson as a kick-ass ex-marine who must tackle an evil group of armed militants who storm his stepfather’s store and wreak violence and havoc in their wake, taking and breaking hostages galore.

Kyle Snowden is a single father taking care of his young daughter while struggling to cope with PTSD, following his harrowing service in the marines. When a gun-toting gang take over one of his stepfather’s (John Malkovich) grocery stores, he’s forced to take matters into his own hands, using his well-honed skills to save innocent hostages and topple the militia leader. 

With non-stop action and a high-body count Rogue Hostage will take hold and keep you entertained until its explosive finale.

Pre-order on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2T7ZDZW

For your chance to win just answer the question below.

COMPETITION CLOSED

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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.

Sunday, 11 July 2021

Disney's Encanto - Teaser Trailer - In Cinemas Autumn 2021


You’re invited into the exceptional, fantastical and magical Casa Madrigal.

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto,” is the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The all-new original film features the voice of Stephanie Beatriz as Mirabel, an ordinary 15-year-old who’s struggling to find her place in her family. “Mirabel is a really funny, loving character who also deeply yearns for something more,” says Beatriz. “She’s also not afraid to stand up for what she knows is right—something I love and relate to very much."


Friday, 9 July 2021

'Joy Womack: The White Swan' feature documentary on the prima ballerina releases on digital 19 July 2021


Experience the joy and pain of professional ballet with Joy Womack: The White Swan, an intimate look at the journey of professional ballerina Joy Womack from her humble beginnings in Texas to performing as prima ballerina with the Kremlin Ballet. This beautiful and insightful film dances on to digital on 19 July 2021 courtesy of 101 Films.

Joy Womack is lauded as one of the greatest ballerinas in the world, and now a brand-new evocative documentary follows her early family life in Texas and sees her passion and drive that takes her to the top of her profession to become a world-class ballet dancer.

As the age of just 15, Womack was invited to dance at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Russia and now this film steps beyond the stage and takes a rarely seen look into the highs and lows of professional ballet, through her training in Russia and culminates in a captivating performance in one of the most prestigious roles… as the White Swan in Swan Lake, demonstrating the dedication she has to her craft and the work required to reach the pinnacle of the ballet world.

Taking a swan dive into the physical and mental toll that ballet, particularly at the highest level, can take, the film features commentary from Womack, and interviews with friends, teachers and journalists. This dazzling documentary provides a unique insight into the intriguing world of elite ballet dancers.

Joy Womack: The White Swan is a striking and enthralling look into the grace and determination of one of the finest performers in the world.

Released on digital 19 July 2021

OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE - Official Clip / Poster

 

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life explores the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller, as he shares intimate details of his battles with drug addiction, homophobia, and a medical establishment that accepted his work only decades after the fact.  London-born Sacks, known for his best-selling books Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, was a fearless explorer of unknown cognitive worlds who helped redefine our understanding of the brain and mind, the diversity of human experience, and our shared humanity.

Directed by celebrated documentary film-maker Ric Burns (The Civil War, American Experience), the film features revealing and personal interviews with Sacks conducted in the months prior to his death and those closest to him including Jonathan Miller, Robert Silvers, Temple Grandin, Christof Koch, Robert Krulwich, Lawrence Weschler, Roberto Calasso, Paul Theroux, Bill Hayes, Kate Edgar and Atul Gawande, among others. The film also draws on unique access to the extensive archives of the Oliver Sacks Foundation.

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life is a tender, joyous and life affirming portrait of a truly extraordinary man.

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life is released in UK and Irish cinemas this Autumn 


Thursday, 8 July 2021

Red Soil - UK Trailer - Starring Zita Hanrot, Olivier Gourmet and Céline Sallette


Red Soil is a described as an edge-of-your-seat thriller and is produced by the Dardenne brothers and directed by Farid Bentoumi. Zita Hanrot (The Hookup Plan), Olivier Gourmet (The Kid with a Bike) and Céline Sallette (The Returned) lead the cast. The film serves as part of the official selection of Cannes 2020 and will finally street in August.

Nour (Hanrot), a young nurse, finds a job running the infirmary at the chemical plant where her dad (Sami Bouajila) has been labouring for 30 years. She soon discovers a vast cover-up involving toxic waste dumping, cancer victims and a corrupt local government. Now the young woman will have to choose between hiding the truth for her father’s sake or becoming a whistleblower and speak out against corporate greed to uncover the local pollution scandal.


Tuesday, 6 July 2021

THE OFFERING - Trailer (2021) - starring Alex Brendemühl, Verónica Echegui and Anna Alarcón

 

Jan, mysterious and marked by a profound sense of guilt, tries to win back the love of his ex Violeta, who is now a psychiatrist, with a family of her own. Jan’s complex and perverse plan to reunite him with Violeta, 20 years after the events that led to their separation, will have severe consequences.

An erotic, intense and revealing adult thriller, with powerful central performances from Alex Brendemühl (Transit), Anna Alarcón (A Thief’s Daughter) and Verónica Echegui (Fortitude), winner of Best Supporting Actress at this year’s Gaudi Awards, THE OFFERING is a remarkable, gripping excursion into the human psyche and the true nature of love and obsession. Filled with searing love scenes and unsettling mind-games, it’s a sensual, evocative and multi-layered experience, exploring forgiveness and guilt, and the consequences of a destructive love triangle, recalling the work of provocative Spanish directors Bigas Luna (The Ages of Lulu) and Julio Medem (Sex and Lucia). 

Ventura Durall, writer and director of THE OFFERING, set up the production company Nanouk Films in 2000, to promote Catalan cinema. His feature film The Two Lives of Andrés Rabadán was recognized as the Best European Independent Film at the 2009 ECU Festival in Paris, and also received three Gaudi Awards for Best Lead Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Actress. His 2014 documentary drama Bugarach won the FIPRESCI Award at the St. Petersburg Message to Man Film Festival. 

THE OFFERING  IS RELEASED ON 30TH JULY, IN CINEMA AND ON VIRTUAL CINEMAS AND VOD.

Monday, 5 July 2021

COMPETITION: Win Alone on Blu-ray



Alone  - Released on Blu-ray from 12th July

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

Synopsis: 
Alone is a tense and tightly-wound thriller from John Hyams, director of Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning and the upcoming Maniac Cop remake. Jessica (Jules Willcox, Bloodline) drives on a long, lonely stretch of road in the Pacific Northwest. Attempting to rebound from a tragic loss, she's packed up her belongings and is headed back to her hometown to restart her life. Also on this stretch of road is a Man (Marc Menchaca, Ozark) who, at first, seems harmless enough, but keeps showing up in the same places as Jessica. It’s no coincidence. The Man has hostile plans for her, and once in his clutches she has to fight her way out to safety somewhere in the wilderness, away from civilization, away from any help and away from the devious psychotic out to destroy her. And she'll have to face it all alone.

Signature Entertainment presents Alone on Blu-ray from 12th July


Pre-order on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3hzVvKq

For your chance to win just answer the question below.

COMPETITION CLOSED

Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 19-07-21
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 The Krays (Limited Edition) Blu-ray



The Krays (Limited Edition) Blu-ray is released on July 12th

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




Synopsis: 
Two of Britain’s most notorious brothers The Krays were taken on by another famous pair of siblings The Kemps in Peter Medak’s big screen gangster biopic. Originally released in 1990 the film has gone on to gain cult status and is now set for a Limited Edition Blu-ray release from Second Sight Films this summer.

Gary and Martin Kemp were 80s music sensations, as part of the band Spandau Ballet they were internationally acclaimed with a huge fanbase... but when they made their big screen debut, people questioned whether they’d cut the mustard. They proved the doubters wrong with their powerhouse performances, as the infamous twins Ronnie and Reggie Kray and were supported by a stand-out cast including an impressive performance by award-winning actor Billie Whitelaw (The Omen) as their good old Mum.

More than 30 years after its premiere The Krays is now set for the Limited Edition Blu-ray Box set treatment, in a stunning rigid slipcase with brand-new artwork, a perfect bound booklet and a slew of special features on 12 July 2021

From their humble East End beginnings, Ronnie and Reggie Kray became the most notorious figures in London’s gangland underworld. From extortion to murder, their horrific brutality became legendary and throughout the 50s and 60s they ruled by fear, until life sentences in 1969 finally ended their bloody reign of terror.

Pre-Order on Amazon at https://amzn.to/3hEdAXC

For your chance to win just answer the question below.

COMPETITION CLOSED

Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 19-07-21
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, 2 July 2021

COMPETITION: Win The Green Sea Merchandise



The Green Sea - Is out on digital 5 July 2021

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and this excellent merch set that includes a poster, a mug,  mousepad and a totebag to give away.

Synopsis: 
Get swept away to The Green Sea, an enchantingly dark fantasy drama from writer/director Randal Plunkett (Out There), where nothing is quite what it seems.

This thrilling new feature, set for its UK premiere on 5 July from Reel To Reel Films, stars Canadian scream queen Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps, American Mary, Hannibal) as an American writer living a solitary life in the remote Irish countryside… but why is she there and who or what is she trying to escape from?

When a car accident leads to a chance encounter with a young teenage girl, known only as “Kid” played by rising star Hazel Doupe (Ripper Street, Smother, Float Like A Butterfly), things begin to get stranger and stranger and both their lives are about to change forever. Offering the lost teen a place to stay, the pair strike up an unlikely friendship - can Simone protect her from the nefarious Collector who seems to be searching for Kid, and who really is this mysterious girl?

Ride the waves of mystery of The Green Sea, an intriguing fantasy triller.

Pre-Order on Apple TV

For your chance to win just answer the question below.

COMPETITION CLOSED

Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 12-07-21
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.


CRIME STORY - Official Trailer


Available in Theaters, on Digital, and On Demand August 13

Starring Academy Award® winners Richard Dreyfuss (The Goodbye Girl, Jaws) and Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite, Mimic). When ex-mob boss Ben Myers (Dreyfuss) is targeted in a home robbery, he goes on a deadly rampage of vengeance. But with his family caught in the crosshairs, Myers must finally face the consequences of his dark past in this action-packed crime thriller.

Featuring: Richard Dreyfuss, Mira Sorvino



Thursday, 1 July 2021

REVIEW: The Tomorrow War - Starring Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, J.K. Simmons


Review by BeenToTheMovies.com Staff

The Tomorrow War is an action adventure sci-fi film by Chris McKay, starring the always likeable Chris Pratt in the lead role.

Life is seemingly normal for Iraq vet, high school teacher and family man Dan Forester (Chris Pratt), when suddenly during an international "soccer" game, a portal opens up and armed time travelers from the year 2051 appear and they have an urgent message. 

30 Years in the future the human race is on the verge of extinction, an alien species is decimating the human population, and they need help, help by the way of people to travel to the future and fight.

Dan Forester ends up being recruited and he travels to the future whereby he meets up with scientist Col. Muri Forester (Yvonne Strahovski), you might want to make a note of her name, that is all I will say for now.

The always excellent J.K. Simmons stars as Dan Forester's estranged father, who I wish so much, had a bigger role in the film.

I don't want to spoil the film too much so I am being careful with what I say, especially as I really enjoyed the film and do recommend people watch it.

The Good

If you like big action and big sci fi, then this is the film for you. Yes the story is a bit cliché at times, but does that really matter when you have likeable characters? The visual effects are excellent, bar one scene right near the end where the Dan Forrester character suddenly seems too big in comparison to the alien, but other than that everything looks really good. There is some stand out action scenes, lots of guns, fighting aliens, and even some nice character interaction with the odd one liner thrown in for good measure.

The Bad

J.K. Simmons is so underused in this film, the scenes he is in really stand out, and although he gets some great lines, I do think they should have shot more scenes with him in. That really is my only complaint about the film.

Overall

At 2 hours and 9 minutes, the film seems a bit long, and in some ways the final "act" almost feels like it could have been a sequel. There was a lot more they could have done when they return to present time, and the final battle seems a bit rushed.

With all that said, I really enjoyed the film, and when my complaints boil down to wanting more J.K. Simmons and the final act that could have been a sequel, then you know you have a good film


I score The Tomorrow War a very strong 8/10

I thoroughly enjoyed it.


THE TOMORROW WAR premieres July 2, 2021 globally on Prime Video https://amzn.to/3dpVVl6