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I Give It A Year – Brand new sneak peek!

30 Jan

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British comedy I Give It A Year is out in cinemas on the 8th February, but for you lucky lot I have just the thing – another fun filled clip! This time its with Stephen Merchant and Anna Farris and you’ll have to give it a watch to see why its titled Frankenstein with Boobs!!!

Next up is another brand new clip – all about Doves…you’ll have to watch it to see how this pans out!

And finally, if you want to know more about why you should go watch this film, then here’s a bit more about I Give It A Year:

I GIVE IT A YEAR is the hilarious new comedy from Working Title Films and the writer of Borat.

Starting where other romantic comedies finish, I GIVE IT A YEAR lifts the veil on the realities of the first year of marriage and stars Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids), Rafe Spall (One Day), Anna Faris (The Dictator) Simon Baker (The Mentalist) and Stephen Merchant (The Office).

Since they met at a party, ambitious high-flyer Nat (Byrne) and struggling novelist Josh (Spall) have been deliriously happy despite their differences. Josh is a thinker, Nat’s a doer..but the spark between them is undeniable.

Their wedding is a dream come true, but family, friends and even the minister who marries them aren’t convinced that they can last. Josh’s ex-girlfriend, Chloe (Faris), and Nat’s handsome American client Guy (Baker), could offer attractive alternatives.

With their first anniversary approaching, neither wants to be the first to give up, but will they make it?

The official Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/IGiveItAYear

The official I Give It A Year site

www.igiveitayearmovie.co.uk

Best of New British? Try My Brother the Devil…

13 Nov

The Plot:

Two very different teenage brothers must face their prejudices head on if they are to survive the perils of being young, British Arabs on the streets of gangland London.

The Good:

For a debut feature film, My Brother The Devil is gripping, engaging, thought provoking and beautifully shot. All the characters and the surrounding situations are believable and as an audience member you can get completely engrossed in what you are watching, which is always a sign of a good film.

Sally El-Hosani picked up the much deserved Best Newcomer Award at the London Film Festival and most certainly is a star director for the future with this film and vision prooving testament to that talent.

My Brother the Devil, takes the audience on a very real journey of discovery for two brothers, Mo and Rashid – played expertly by newcomer Fady Elsayed and James Floyd. The beauty of this film is its self contained aspects. Not venturing much further than its urban council estate setting, the cinematography sheds a hallowed light on what is often depicted in film as a dark, dank and gruesome part of London.

The storyline also takes the film away from its opening generic ‘urban film’ feel and makes a strong social commentary sure to provoke equally strong reactions from audiences. The film is clever without trying to be too clever and Hosani’s passion for the project is obvious. It’s particular interesting to see a young female director tackling such a male focused route.

The Bad:

Although the film provides an interesting twist on the London gang culture genre, the topical and popular subject matter unavoidably brings a certain predictability regardless of budget or plot specifics.

These kinds of films follow a familiar pattern, a violent incident provokes some form of gang rivalry. Audiences will find that this film’s later stages in particular fall prey to being formulaic in a way that distracts from the film’s more original elements. Over hyped-enthusiasm from boastful marketing and word of mouth praise may worsen this feeling of disappointment. It’s ultimately not quite as distinguished from similar films like Victim or Kidulthood as it could have been.

Despite it’s faults My Brother The Devil is still lead strongly by its performances, and may prove to be the stepping stone for much bigger things for Floyd and Elsayed. It is also better than many feature debuts on a shoe string budget, so deserves the majority of praise already garnered.

The Ugly Truth: 

Beautifully shot, an unexpected twist on the tale you were expecting, but sadly not far enough away that it stands on its own two feet.  Most impressive however, is that My Brother The Devil is yet another shining example of UK talent both in front and behind the camera with praise well deserved.

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If you want to hear what the director herself has to say about the film, check out when I caught up with Sally El-Hosani at the preview to the London Film Festival earlier this year…

From Cinemas to Cookies!

21 Apr

Hello lovely followers – don’t worry I haven’t abandoned you but I have been so SO busy! Its all been really exciting and I’m so pleased to finally be able to let you know that what I’ve been beavering away at for the last few weeks is a very exciting new show for Millie’s Cookies.

So here it is:

You can also check it out on Millie’s Cookies Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/milliescookiesfanpage don’t forget to “like” the page – you’ll get lots of good cookie news – go on you know you want to!

Its been a huge labour of love -as well as a great learning experience and I’m so glad to finally be able to bring it to you all. The show is called “Freshly Baked” it was made by the wonderful production company Etio (www.etio.co.uk) and I was really fortunate to be a big part of bringing this all together. So as you can see its a presenter led show which focuses on music, entertainment, fashion and of course cookies : )

Millie’s is a fantastic brand with lots of fun, quirky aspects to it so its great to be so involved. Plus, its allowing me to do some more studio based presenting work – no shivering on the red carpet for the last month or so! We’ll be working on the next few up coming shows to make them even bigger and better, so please do let me know if you have thoughts for what you would like to see on it, particularly if you’re cookie fans!!

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this and for all your support – please share with your friends and anyone who you think would like to watch the show!

Rebecca x

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