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Trailer alert! Wood Allen’s Blue Jasmine #film #trailer #news

7 Aug

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Put two of my favourite actresses (Sally Hawkins and Cate Blanchett) in one film, add Woody Allen as a director and Boom! You’ve got what looks to be another acting masterclass….

For those of you who are keen to know what the film is all about, here’s the low down:

Jasmine arrives in San Francisco in a fragile mental state, her head reeling from the cocktail of anti-depressants she’s on. While still able to project her aristocratic bearing, Jasmine is emotionally precarious and lacks any practical ability to support herself. She disapproves of Ginger’s boyfriend Chili (Bobby Cannavale), who she considers another “loser” like Ginger’s ex-husband Augie (Andrew Dice Clay). Ginger, recognizing but not fully understanding her sister’s psychological instability, suggests that she pursue interior design, a career she correctly intuits that Jasmine won’t feel is beneath her. In the meantime, Jasmine begrudgingly accepts work as the receptionist in a dentist’s office, where she attracts the unwanted attentions of her boss, Dr. Flicker (Michael Stuhlbarg).

Feeling that her sister might be right about her poor taste in men, Ginger starts seeing Al (Louis C.K.), a sound engineer whom she considers as a step up from Chili. Jasmine sees a potential lifeline when she meets Dwight (Peter Sarsgaard), a diplomat who is quickly smitten with her beauty, sophistication and style.

Jasmine’s flaw is that she derives her worth from the way she’s perceived by others, while she herself is blind to what is going around her. Delicately portrayed by a regal Cate Blanchett, Jasmine earns our compassion because she is the unwitting instrument of her own downfall. Woody Allen’s new drama Blue Jasmine is about the dire consequences that can result when people avert their eyes from reality and the truth they don’t want to see

“Blue Jasmine” in UK cinemas September 27th

Who wants to chat to #wolverine? Yeah thought so… #xmen #twitterchat #AskHugh

2 May

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Fans are getting the special opportunity to ask Hugh Jackman questions about the highly anticipated film THE WOLVERINE.

Check out the Twitter pages for Hugh Jackman (https://twitter.com/RealHughJackman) and THE WOLVERINE (http://twitter.com/WolverineMovie) on Thursday, May 2nd at 5pm UK time to see Hugh answer your questions via video!

Start tweeting your questions now with #TheWolverine #AskHugh and comment on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheWolverineMovie for the chance to have them presented.

 More about The Wolverine:

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.

THE WOLVERINE opens in cinemas across the UK on 25th July 2013.  For more information about the film, visit www.facebook.com/TheWolverineMovie andwww.twitter.com/wolverinemovie,

Cannes Film Festival Official Line Up announced!

18 Apr

 

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Lots of hustle and bustle with the Cannes Film line up this year – but it looks like a fab run down of films that will be gracing the Croisette this year Here’s the long list of what to watch out for….what are your most anticipated films to come out of this years selection?

Personally, I’ll be interested to see is opener The Great Gatsby has substance as well as style, and it will be interesting to catch Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn teaming up once again with Only God Forgives, following the smash hit Drive. Finally The Bling Ring is hotting up on press and marketing, so all eyes will be peeled to see if Emma Watson really can play that bad girl!

2013 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP


OPENER

  • “The Great Gatsby” (Baz Luhrmann)


COMPETITION

  • “Behind the Candelabra” (Steven Soderbergh)
  • “Borgman” (Alex van Warmerdam)
  • “The Great Beauty” (Paolo Sorrentino)
  • “Grigris” (Mahamet Saleh-Haroun)
  • “Heli” (Amat Escalante)
  • “The Immigrant” (James Gray)
  • “Inside Llewyn Davis” (Joel and Ethan Coen)
  • “Jeune et jolie” (Francois Ozon)
  • “Jimmy P.” (Arnaud Desplechin)
  • “La Vie d’Adele” (Abdellatif Kechiche)
  • “Like Father, Like Son” (Hirokazu Kore-eda)
  • “Michael Kohlhaas” (Arnaud Despallieres)
  • “Nebraska” (Alexander Payne)
  • “Only God Forgives” (Nicolas Winding Refn)
  • “The Past” (Asghar Farhadi)
  • “Straw Shield” (Takashi Miike)
  • “A Touch of Sin” (Jia Zhangke)
  • “Un chateau en Italie” (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi)
  • “Venus in Fur” (Roman Polanski)


OUT OF COMPETITION
 

  • “All Is Lost” (J.C. Chandor)
  • “Blood Ties” (Guillaume Canet)

UN CERTAIN REGARD

  • OPENER: “The Bling Ring” (Sofia Coppola)
  • “Anonymous” (Mohammad Rasoulof)
  • “The Bastards” (Claire Denis)
  • “Bends” (Flora Lau)
  • “Death March” (Adolfo Alix Jr.)
  • “Fruitvale Station” (Ryan Coogler)
  • “Grand Central” (Rebecca Zlotowski)
  • “La Jaula de Oro” (Diego Quemada-Diez)
  • “L’image manquante” (Rithy Panh)
  • “L’inconnu du lac” (Alain Guiraudie)
  • “Miele” (Valeria Golino)
  • “Norte, hangganan ng kasaysayan” (Lav Diaz)
  • “Omar” (Hany Abu-Assad)
  • “Sarah prefere la course” (Chloe Robichaud)


MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS

  • “Blind Detective” (Johnnie To)
  • “Monsoon Shootout” (Amit Kumar)


SPECIAL SCREENINGS

  • “Bite the Dust” (Taisia Igumentseva)
  • “Bombay Talkies” (Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar)
  • “Max Rose” (Daniel Noah)
  • “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (Stephen Frears)
  • “Seduced and Abandoned” (James Toback)
  • “Stop the Pounding Heart” (Roberto Minervini)
  • “Week End of a Champion” (Roman Polanski)


CLOSER

  • “Zulu” (Jerome Salle)

Brand New The Great Gatsby Posters

12 Apr

So who’s excited for the film extravaganza that is The Great Gatsby next month? Well prepare yourself to get even more excited as some new (and gorgeous) posters have just been released.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Ultramarines: A #Warhammer 40,000 Movie comes to DVD/Blu in June @WARherald

11 Apr

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For anyone who doesn’t know what Warhammer is, we can tell you…its one of the most popular and successful wargame franchises of all time! Yeah! Pretty impressive!

And now it comes re-imagined and brought to life as a dazzling, blood-soaked CG animated movie. Featuring the vocal talents of Terence Stamp, John Hurt and Sean Pertwee, its called Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie.

So what happens in this film?

It is the 41st Millennium, and the only force that stands between humanity and alien hordes are the Space Marines. Genetically enhanced, clad in power armour and knowing no fear, they are the angels of death. And the greatest of them are the Ultramarines. But when a select squad of scarred veterans and raw recruits responds to a distant planet’s distress beacon, they discover that a horrific evil has been unleashed. Amidst a living nightmare of chaos, carnage, and daemonic fury, these steel battle-brothers must now survive the ultimate enemy: themselves.

Sounds pretty cool no? 

It’s loud, it’s bloody, it has unfeasibly well-armoured Space Marines firing huge guns at anything that moves and features one of the most impressively fearsome villains we’ve seen in ages. Pure boy’s own, sci-fi escapism at its best.

It explodes onto DVD and Blu-ray on 17th June – so Warhammer fans and those curious about Warhammer, make sure you pick up a copy!

New Dead Man Down trailer drops #film #movie #filmnews

11 Apr

Here you go guys and gals – the awesome new trailer for Dead Man Down – it looks super cool!

What’s it all about?

When the body of a gang member is discovered in the freezer of crime boss Alphonse’s (Terrence Howard) mansion, a clear message has been sent…or has it?

As the gang reacts, members Darcy (Dominic Cooper) and Victor (Colin Farrell) take it upon themselves to dig further into who is after Alphonse. As a further complication to the gang neighbour Beatrice (Noomi Rapace) discovers Victor has a dark secret and contracts him into a scheme to seek out her own vengeance, with the violence escalating, Alphonse begins suspect that revenge is closer than he thought.

This is the American Theatrical debut of director Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).

Dead Man Down explodes into cinemas on 3rd May

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The Lords of Salem – Film Review

8 Apr

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The Lords of Salem is the latest offering from Rob Zombie (Halloween, Halloween II). The writer, director, composer and rock music icon brings to screen a “chiller” film which follows the story of Heidi (Sheri Moon Zombie), a radio station DJ, who receives a wooden box containing a record given as “ a gift from the Lords.” Heidi listens to the ‘painful’ music, and eventually plays it on air during her show, which sends both herself and other ladies listening in Salem into a trance like state triggering flashbacks of the towns violent ‘witch riddled’ past.  Something is definitely afoot in this historic town, and as the film develops we find out whether Heidi is going mad, or if the Lords of Salem really are coming back to reek havoc and revenge on Salem.

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The film starts out in quite a compelling way. Expectations aren’t high as horror films in general are very subjective depending on how much you take to the genre, but within the first thirty minutes the film seems relatively accessible to all. We follow the central character Heidi – a recovering drug addict, with a minor level of local celebrity due to her position as a well known DJ as she sets the scene of her everyday life: sleeping, struggling to wake up at a decent hour, living in a managed apartment block and working in quite a cool job covering the late shift with two other DJ’s. There’s a good level of intrigue into how the story is going to progress, and Sheri Moon Zombie holds her first leading lady role quite well. She represents a character who isn’t flawless, but not too damaged at the same time. She doesn’t dwell obviously on her previous past addictions, yet we are aware of it. She lives a relatively solitary life, yet is friendly to those around her and so you believe who she is, and why the story is centering around her.

Rob Zombie also eases the audience in to Salem’s dark history with flashbacks to a group of women (The Lords) practicing demonic rituals back in 1692, and provides the link from history to the modern day story by showing these women ultimately casting a curse over Salem and the descendants of the Judge condemning them to death. These flashbacks appear periodically throughout the film, helping the story move along, however feel more and more surreal as time passes.

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Throughout the film you realize that Heidi herself is directly affected by the history of Salem, and particularly when she hears the music from this record that she cannot help but play again and again. Its interesting to see her natural human inquisitive nature to this strange gift and how the symptoms she experiences force her to question her sanity and well being and puts her own history with drug addiction back in the forefront of both her own mind and that of those around her who care about her. This slow demise keeps the audience engaged and inquisitive enough to keep watching the film, but unfortunately, its at this point that Rob Zombie decides to inject his own movie “rock n roll”, which sadly makes the film much more problematic than it actually needs to be.

One of the great problems, of The Lords of Salem is its spiraling tumble into absolute absurdism. You know it’s never a good sign when the audience burst out laughing during a horror/thriller movie. The two just don’t normally go together, but sadly was the case during the Lords of Salem. As the ‘Lords’ get closer and closer to returning to Salem and completing the curse, the characters that come with them get more and more bizarre. The landlady of Heidi’s apartment block seems initially as a sweet and caring aid, but with the appearance of her “multi-accented” sisters, they almost become a comedic trio, full of stereotypes reading palms, tea leaves and minds….

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The flashbacks also become more absurd and begin using every demonic reference in the book – previous devil spawn incantations, burning witches on pyres, goats, upside-down crosses phallic symbols and references and lots of unnecessary nakedness. The problem here is that although these are obviously referenced in history books or occult resources, they don’t all need to be featured in one film and certainly not for the sake of being featured. Time and time again the audience found themselves looking around at each other as a lot of this didn’t make sense. The grand finale of The Lords of Salem felt very likened to the LSD scene in the musical Hair. It featured lots of oversized characters that just seemed to have been raised from the pits of hell for no real reason other than to provide an eclectic setting to finish the film, which frankly left the majority of the audience baffled.

Overall, if you’re after something surreal then maybe The Lords of Salem is one for you. It doesn’t build tension enough to feel like a true horror/thriller film or provide enough believable reference to make you feel that given the history this film could be based on any sort of fact – or made to look like that. It’s not a hard watch and it certainly will keep you guessing, but whether that is guessing in a good way or bad way remains to be seen.

New The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones trailer drops @eoneuk #film #movie #book

3 Apr

Move over The Hunger Games and Twilight, there looks like a new bestselling book come film adaptation in the mix with The Mortal Instruments. And if the announcement that it was going to be made into a film wasn’t enough then fan boys and girls prepare yourself for the brand new trailer!!

Looks pretty good doesn’t it! Well for those of you unfamiliar with the story, here’s a little more information for you….

Clary Fray (Lily Collins) thought she was an ordinary teenager living in Brooklyn until one night in a downtown nightclub she encounters theClary Fray (Lily Collins) in MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES.mysterious, charismatic Jace. Upon witnessing Jace hunt down and kill a demon in the crowded club, Clary begins to wonder if she is that ordinary after all. Especially as she appears to be the only one who can see him…

Jace Wayland (Jamie Campbell Bower) is a Shadowhunter. Part of a secret cadre of half-angel warriors, he is tasked with protecting humanity in an ancient battle against demonic forces. This battle has been fought secretly in our midst for centuries, but the stakes have just been raised.

Jamie Campbell Bower;Kevin ZegersWhen Clary’s mother is viciously attacked and taken from their home, she discovers her connections to Jace run deeper than she could ever have imagined and beneath surface of the city exists another world…one she unknowingly belongs to. As both Clary and best friend Simon (Robert Sheehan) are drawn into this dark and dangerous world, Clary realises Jace is both the key to uncovering her past and protecting her future.

Based on Cassandra Clare’s bestselling novel, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is directed by Harold Zwart and also stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Lena Headey.

The Mortal Instruments : City of Bones hits cinemas on AUGUST 23rd 2013.

Wolverine Explodes back onto screens in new trailer #xmen #wolverine #film

27 Mar

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Exploding onto our screens is the kick-ass Wolverine trailer…after Jackmans stint as an all singing, all dancing French criminal in Les Mis, he’s back and back to his bad self and we can’t wait to see what Wolverine has in store for us….but to wet our appetites, here’s a first look:

A bit more about what we can expect from the film:

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.

Exclusive – Jason Statham’s #Hummingbird Trailer drops

25 Mar

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Our favourite British hardman is back again, in a new film called Hummingbird. The first trailer dropped today and here’s what its got in-store for all you lot. Clearly Statham is donning his trademark not quite “bond” attire and kick ass moves, but its nice to see him back on home soil…

Here’s a little bit more about the film:

Starring Jason Statham (Parker, Safe, Killer Elite, The Expendables, Crank, Bank Job, Transporter), with BAFTA award winner Vicky McClure, Agata Buzek and Benedict Wong (Prometheus), Hummingbird marks the directorial debut of Oscar® nominated screenwriter Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, Dirty Pretty Things), from his own original screenplay.

Living homeless after going on the run from a military court-martial, Joey Jones (Statham) is a damaged ex-special forces soldier trapped in London’s criminal underworld. But when opportunity enables him to assume another man’s identity, he is transformed into an avenging angel.

A brutal, and yet surprisingly tender, thriller, Hummingbird is released in cinemas on 17th May 2013 from Lionsgate UK.