This week in Trailers & Pictures - Tracking the good ones: Edge of Tomorrow, Dawn of The Planet Of The Apes, Calvary, 300: Rise of an Empire, The Amazing Spider-man 2, Transcendence, Godzilla, Jupiter Ascending, The Strange Colour Of Your Body's Tears, Interstellar, Child 44
A quick roundup of trailers, posters and film news released this week for films I am really looking forward to in 2014 and on our radar. Hopefully I'll keep updates fresh moving forward until release.
I have been waiting for Calvary - the re teaming of John Michael McDonagh and Brendan Gleeson in their follow up to the darkly sublime The Guard for ages. In vain hope of an early release it was one of my most anticipated films of 2013 but finally has an official release date of 11 April 2014 and I cannot wait, the trailer hints at more darkly comedic greatness and perfect delivery from Brendan Gleeson.
JOHN MICHAEL MCDONAGH’S CALVARY GETS A TRAILER
Entertainment One UK Ltd. is pleased to bring you the trailer for John Michael McDonagh’s new darkly comic thriller - CALVARY. Starring Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Reilly, Domhnall Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Dylan Moran and Aidan Gillen, CALVARY hits UK and Irish cinemas on 11th April 2014.
Dallas Buyers Club QA Jared Leto on his indy film heartbreak and McConaughey on shaking up his career, he hasn't ruled out Rom-coms but give the man his Oscar already
Last week I was fortunate to go along to a screening of Jean-Marc Vallée's phenomenal Dallas Buyers Club and QA with it's leads Jared Leto (and a virtual) Matthew McConaughey about their Spirit Award nominated performances in the Dallas Buyers Club.
The Dallas Buyers Club has been one of my most anticipated films of the year. After being moved by Canadian Jean-Marc Vallée's earlier haunting and original relationship drama - Café de Flore. I was enthralled and obsessed with his ability to create a film that captures the feeling of loss and new love so poignantly. His adult take on the concept of soulmates, destiny & love as well as his sublime use of music to blur the lines between emotion and narration make Café de Flore transcend the screen.
Café de Flore stayed with me long after watching it and I was looking forward to Vallée's next venture. When it was announced that Vallée would be collaborating with Matthew McConaughey who is currently outputting what must surely be career defining performances, as audiences rediscover his depth of talent - the combination would surely give birth to something special.
Well last week I went along to an early screening of Dallas Buyers Club and a chat hosted by Edith Bowman with stars Jared Leto, who is on tour with his band Thirty Seconds To Mars and Matthew McConaughey who Skyped in from his trailer on the set of Chris Nolan's Interstellar.
I head to the In Fear Premiere presented by Stella Artois for a night of legends & Allen Leech makes one fans night - Event Report
On Tuesday evening I went along to the very swish In Fear premiere at the ICA presented by Stella Artois and along with a terrifying film I got to enjoy the pre party at The ICA Gallery and hangout with the stars of the film and some legendary talent who came along to support the release of BIMA Best Debut Director nominated Jeremy Lovering's first feature film, a creepy tale of a new couple lost in the woods.
After a frosty chalice of Stella Artois in central London our party headed to the Institute of Contemporary Arts where we walked the red carpet alongside Director Jeremy Lovering and stars of In Fear - Alice Englert and Downton Abbey heartthrob Allen Leech who plays Max.
The Counsellor is the long overdue slap in the face of the crime genre as it slow burns with intensity - The Counsellor film review
A couple of weeks ago I read an online post entitled “Ridley Scott’s Trojan Horse Career” the gist of it is, is that writers Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan contend that Ridley Scott's films are polished delivery systems for ideas. Now whilst the article is well written, informed and conceived, until I watched Ridley Scott's latest film The Counsellor the relevance of it had a lot less meaning.
Ridley Scott's The Counsellor blew me away! Not in wow this is an awesome film kind of way, more along the lines of I can't stop thinking about the film days after experiencing its intensity kind of way.
I enjoy an evening of 1920’s style with The Great Gatsby & fashion guru Anna Dowd to celebrate the home release of The Great Gatsby - Event Report
I got an invitation. I probably wasn't the only one but everyone who was everyone was going to be there. When I say everyone I mean from every walk of life, from every corner of London, this kaleidoscopic carnival spilled through the door of the Roxy Bar and Screen for an evening of Gatsby glamour!
When we arrived the place was filled with partying people. A caravanserai of billionaire playboy publishers and their blonde nurses, heiresses comparing inheritances on the very comfortable sofas of the Roxy. Gossip columnists alongside gangsters and governors exchanging telephone numbers. There were Film stars, fashion gurus, Broadway directors, morality protectors, high school defectors, and Ewing Klipspringer the dubious descendent of Beethoven was DJing.
It seems like just the other day I posted about the Film Distributor's Association's launch of the upcoming Autumn film release schedule and today I'm posting about the exciting upcoming Christmas Season line up!
The FDA have released their Christmas and New Year 2013 Special Movie Preview Guide which you can view below along with all the official trailers and some of my picks marked with an approved stamp from the upcoming UK film release schedule in cinemas from December through to the end of January.
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Writing this post is bitter-sweet for me. Sweet because Thor: The Dark World is pretty damn awesome and I loved it! If you read my thoughts on Kenneth Branagh's previous Thor film over here Thor Review & Maybe I’m Getting To Old For This you'll know I enjoyed some aspects of the film but wasn't blown away, in fact I was a little disappointed. In the run up to its release it did appear that Thor: The Dark World was going to address my particular set of qualms with the Thor and when it came to delivering the goods - it did.
Paul Greengrass' Captain Phillips does not needs a hyperbolic introduction as his name has become synonymous with socially relevant entertainment as much as his leading man - Tom Hanks' name is with a quality production. I haven't had a chance to see Captain Phillips yet but have only heard good things about the recreation of events around the tense hostage drama that unfolded off Somalia since it premiered at the London Film Festival and will shortly pop into a cinema to see what all the fuss about.
In the meantime here are the real Captain Richard Phillips' thought on his real life experience of the pirate hostage drama, working on the film and his verdict of the film from an interview with Steven Goldman.
WIN! The first ever One World Media Festival to take Place in London 8 & 9 November 2013 & you can win tickets to the closing show - Bono and Geldof are C**ts! - COMPETITION
The One World Media Festival has been on our radar for a little while now and I am quite honoured to be able to offer tickets to comedienne Jane Bussmann's closing night one woman comedy show Bono & Geldof Are C**ts on the evening of Saturday 9 November.
The festival runs over two days (8 & 9 November) at the University College London and will play host to a number of sessions including; World Cinema film screenings, debates, talks and Question Answer sessions focussed on connecting people and minds to create a global conversation.
THE FIRST EVER ONE WORLD MEDIA FESTIVAL TO TAKE PLACE IN LONDON 8 & 9 NOVEMBER 2013 AT UCL
The first-ever One World Media Festival brings together the most innovative minds from across the global media industry for two days of insight and inspiration.
The festival builds on from the success of the annual One World Media Week and will host a two-day event with a diverse range of events for all those interested in media and its relation to human rights, development and international affairs. All events will take place at University College London and are free, however tickets are limited and must be booked in advance online.
Breaking KVWN Channel 4 News! Jameson Cult Film Club are back and bringing Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues to UK audiences! #NewsTeamAssemble
Summer is definitely over and with it, the mega blockbuster season as we slowly move into the part of the year that is all about Festivals and gearing up for the forthcoming awards season or as I like to call it the start of the really good films season. The UK Film Distributors Association launched their Autumn preview a little while back I was away for the launch but am steadily getting back into the swing of things and with over 150 films coming up I won't be the only film watcher who'll be spoilt for choice.
Autumn releases typically are a big draw and expectations are that over 40 Million film tickets will be bought over the months of October, November and December. But upcoming releases are going to have to work hard to break previous box office record holders earnings - with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone pulling in £66.1 m, Avatar coining £94.0 m and king of the box office Skyfall pulling in £102.8 million.
This year I had about 81 films I was really looking forward to. Of those I have seen so far some have disappointed and some of them have been sublime but only one has popped up out of nowhere to become one of my most eagerly awaited films of the year. I am of course talking about Richard Shepard's Dom Hemingway!
The title alone should be enough to pique my curiosity but then back in December 2012 Richard E. Grant tweeted this bizarre photo featuring a lamb chopped Jude Law and a yellow sunglasses, one gloved wearing Richard E Grant, both sartorially Concours d'Elegance and I became very interested. The photo instantly implied a Matador, Withnail & I like Hunter S. Thompson 'eske surrealism and I was hooked.
Last year's Jewish Film Festival was a cracker with amongst others the outstanding Paolo Sorrentino Sean Penn starrer This Must Be The Place becoming one of my favourite films and John Madden's The Debt one of the finest releases from last year.
The Jewish Film Festival has grown from strength to strength and is a great opportunity to see some great films ahead of their release at one of its 80 screenings and other special events across five cities - London, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester. 53 of the films will be UK premieres, hailing from countries including Argentina, Israel, USA, UK, Germany, France and the Czech Republic running from 30 October – 17 November 2013.
The Russians are coming! Well the 7th Russian Film Festival is coming to London 7 - 17 November 2013 - FILM FESTIVAL
Whilst I am still making my way through watching A Stoker, Academia Rossica is proud to announce details of its 7th London Russian Film Festival, hosted for the first time in partnership with the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square.
The London Russian Film Festival will again bring together the very best in contemporary Russian cinema, with crime thrillers, domestic dramas and animation, all featuring alongside an excellent documentary programme.
This year's Underwire Festival shows all the hallmarks of a get together that is growing into a rather brilliant and respectable cinematic event that should be on any film lovers calendar as well as further proof that the ladies continue to do it better than us men, in every respect.
Underwire, the UK's only short film festival dedicated to showcasing the raw cinematic talents of women, have announced the programme for their 4th annual festival, running 19-23 November at The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick, London and tickets are now available.
WIN! The future must be won - start by winning an Ender's Game Goody Bag and be remembered as a hero - COMPETITION
This week sees the release of the highly anticipated return to Sci Fi of Harrison Ford in Gavin Hood's Ender's Game along with star talent that includes; Sir Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld and Viola Davis. I'll shortly be strapping myself in to watch Ender's Game but in the meantime to celebrate its release we are giving away a battle ready Space ship, a Dragon army uniform with matching HUD helmet and a laser gun.
It's been awhile since my last news update a combination of injuries that had me off my feet for a couple of months and a haphazard late Summer that caused scheduling nightmares but a wrap this week has given me some time to prep this edition of The Establishing Shot's All The Film News you need to know, in between preparing for our search for the great and elusive Mola.
Over the last couple of months I have seen numerous films, unfortunately the majority have not been worth mentioning but there have been many highlights.
THE ESTABLISHING SHOT MAGAZINE EDITION 2 2013 ALL THE FILM NEWS WORTH READING
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|At the UK Cinema Showcase I managed to pack in a record (for me) 16 screenings over 3 days. With great films like; Rush, Black Fish, Metro Manila & Ain’t them Bodies Saints and good films like; Pain and Gain, The Great Hip Hop Hoax & The Worlds End. All well worth a watch as well as many others.|
I also appreciated Denis Villeneuve's much awaited Prisoners, which is a worthy follow up to his earlier Incendies and landed somewhere between bloody good and absolutely awesome for me. It's been ages since a film like this has gripped me as much. It appears Villeneuve has made the definitive film of this genre.Villeneuve is a master director bringing naturalistic and powerful performances out of his cast as well as creating moods, specifically a dread filled ambience which kept me on the edge of my seat throughout - all with help from Roger Deakins of course.
All the nationwide events to launch The Wicker Man Final Cut - Come, It Is Time To Keep Your Appointment With The Wicker Man...
When it comes to Cult British film Robin Hardy's The Wicker Man stands brighter and taller than most. Even though - if you mention the words The Wicker Man to any film lover for many - the first thing they will recall is Nicholas Cage's fear of the bees from the unsatisfying remake - but made some 40 years ago the fundamental themes addressed by the original Wicker Man are still as chilling and relevant as ever. In fact I can't think of a film in the genre that has stood the test of time as well as The Wicker Man - which is still a great watch in its original format.
I haven't had a chance to see the restored Final Cut of The Wicker Man but have been following Studiocanal's search for missing footage and materials from The Wicker Man over the last year with great interest and eagerly awaiting The Final Cut that will hopefully include lots of previous unseen material as the original version was significantly shorter than director Robin Hardy's original vision.
Well it would seem that the boat has been pushed out for the release of The Wicker Man Final Cut and a series of nationwide events are being held to support the launch of the film and allow as many people as possible to see it in its big screen glory. I am particularly jealous of those that get into the screening at the Curzon Soho that will include a live performance of the joyfully haunting music from The Wicker Man by The Memory Band. Herewith are the details of the The Wicker Man Final Cut release events.
Countdown to - Thor: The Dark World - All the Thor: The Dark World updates you need - Images, Posters, Trailers and News
I wasn't the biggest fan of the first Thor film - look it was an enjoyable 3D Summer spectacle but I felt it didn't quite capture the Thor I wanted. I struggled with the more fantastical elements of the Asgardian world, this is something that I always struggled with reading the comics as well as the larger Cosmic parts of the Marvel Universe.
But something wonderful happened awhile back in discussion with Phil Edwards and Mark Wassmer of Live For Films about Avengers Assemble and The Dark Knight Rises, this was before either of those films were released and they were firmly in the Marvel marketing camp whilst I again was defending DC's flagging attempts. We got to the part in the conversation where Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy became the focus - now I had attempted to read a couple GOTG comics when I was a kid and really didn't get into them. But both Phil and Mark said that the new stuff was great and I really should read the "Cosmic stuff". I responded with I hate that Cosmic stuff - both of them chuckled and Phil says That's exactly what Star-Lord or Peter Quill would say. Now I knew Star-Lord from the brilliant Marvel Preview line so I thought I would look into it.
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Why am I telling you this well there is some crossover into Thor's world and reading the Cosmic arcs not only reversed my opinion on it, but put the other areas of the Marvel Universe in the shade - for me the cosmic elements are now the strongest part of the Marvel Universe and I can't wait to see it explored on screen. and that includes seeing what Alan Taylor does with Thor: The Dark World.
If you read my Thor review or my report from the Marvel Presentation at Empire's MovieCon where I asked Kenneth Branagh, Kevin Feige and Tom Hiddleston:
"With the overwhelming success of Iron Man, will that become a template for further Marvel films, or will Thor be darker or have more pathos?”"
You'll know I wanted Thor to be different from Iron-Man. I loved Iron-Man but I want Thor to live in a universe that feels like it has god and monsters and all sorts of Cosmic elements to it not just a spin off of the world Iron-Man lives in. He is the God of Thunder.
Well it looks like Thor: The Dark World is going to address this.
Marvel’s "Thor: The Dark World" continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that pre-dates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s "Thor" and "Marvel’s The Avengers," Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, from a story by Don Payne and screenplay by Christopher Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book “Journey into Mystery “ #83 in August, 1962.
We can expect to see Alan Taylor's Thor: The Dark World in UK cinemas from 30 October 2013. In the meantime below I'll be updating this post with all the official news you need to know about Thor: The Dark World.
Riddick is back in a balls out, blue collar, penal system, ex military out of control and off the chain influenced underbelly of the future B Grade Sci-Fi flick - Riddick Review
I have to say David Twohy's Riddick is one of this Summer's most entertaining read fun Sci Fi films and is up there close with Iron Man 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness in terms of entertainment and creativity. It is an action packed thrill ride that easily earns it solid 15 certification and between you and me - it can teach The Wolverine something about being a feral animalistic anti hero (and whilst its not as epic) the Man of Steel and Prometheus something about creating engaging and interesting alien worlds for a quarter of the price. Admittedly it has faults but these can mostly be overlooked as expectations of Riddick are lower and it more than compensates with sheer exhilarating thrills and imagination.
Allow me to continue by adding Riddick B. Riddick is still not the hero you want, he's an animal – more so than ever before. If are looking for sci fi that explores big ideas and concepts of a utopian future Riddick isn't it. This is the balls out, blue collar, penal system, ex military out of control and off the chain influenced underbelly of the future. I went in knowing very little about Riddick and loved it. By the time you see it I suspect that the spoilers would have pieced the entire plot together so avoid everything Riddick related as the little twists and turns are the magic of Riddick.
David Twohy's Riddick is less than a week away from being unleashed into UK cinemas & IMAX on Wednesday 4 September (according to my Riddick countdown here!). We have been fortunate enough to see it and fans of the original Richard B. Riddick film Pitch Black - should be very happy with the third film in the Riddick Trilogy as David Twohy and Vin Diesel take us back to what made Pitch Black such a fantastic film.
Restored version of René Clément's classic Plein Soleil brings life back to the best Ripley tale – Plein Soleil DVD Review
By my count there have 5 interpretations of Tom Ripley on screen. John Malkovich in Ripley's Game, Matt Damon in The Talented Mr. Ripley, Dennis Hopper in The American Friend, Barry Pepper in Ripley Under Ground and of course - still - the greatest Ripley of them all - Alain Delon in Plein Soleil.
Heading to the Notting Hill Carnival this weekend? Here is some background info that may make your experience a bit better.
If the weather continues as it is - we are in for an absolute scorcher of a weekend which means that this year's Notting Hill Carnival is going to be EPIC!
Gone are the day when I would attend the Carn
age ival myself (the last time I went we ended up backstage with DJ Jazzy Jeff and that seemed the high note to bow out on, all a story for another time) but the Notting Hill Carnival is definitely an event that has to be experienced at least once. Over this Bank Holiday weekend (Sunday 25 & Monday 26 August) London will almost come to a standstill as the carnival takes over when 10s of 1000s of revellers, dancers, food stalls and floats converge on Notting Hill and bring the spirit of "This is FESTIVAAAAAAL!!!!!" to London.
Since its inception in 1966, the Notting Hill Carnival, held in August annually, has grown into the largest street festival in Europe. With a record 1.5 million people attended in 2012 bringing in nearly £100 million to the London economy.
Lionsgate are holding a Pi: 15th Anniversary Launch Party & Screening at the Alibi London tonight and you are invited! Everyone knows how much I love Darren Aronofsky's Pi in my opinion it's one of the 131 greatest films ever made. A clever gritty black & white film blurring genius, isolation, paranoia and conspiracy theories of global proportions an increasingly tightly wound story - what's not to love?
Aronofsky's 1988 debut feature Pi goes against the grain of the Hollywood machine and is an astounding film not just in terms of a creative endeavour and technical proficiency (on a shoestring budget) - but he introduces brilliant, complex concepts in an engaging way tapping into the zeitgeist of the times as well as ahead of the Hollywood curve - stimulating an eager audience, that had an awaiting a film that satisfied on both an intellectual and entertainment level.
Mark Wahlberg talks 2 Guns – working with Denzel Washington, possible sequels, tells us what he has in the pipeline possibly a Chaser remake? & updates on Headhunters kind of! – Mark Wahlberg in Conversation
All right let me start by saying that - the half an hour I was in Mark Wahlberg's company was possibly the most entertaining half an hour I have ever had - listening to someone talk about making films. This guy is the real deal. He's like a character from his TV show – Entourage. I'm sure he gets asked all the time “Is Vinny based on you?” From what I could see he really is Vinny - just funnier, sharper and has bigger arms.
Mark Wahlberg apologised as he strode in waving, he was late and jet-lagged - he left the Detroit set of Michael Bay's Transformers 4, drove to the airport, got lost, got on a plane for 12 hours, checked in to his hotel, had some chicken and came to talk to us. You would never say so – as he was in good form, in fact – it would appear that Wahlberg is one of those guys that can truly pull of the the old chestnut - not on my worst day with aplomb. For some of his funny nuggets of experience listen to the 8 minute audio clip at the bottom of this page.
Wahlberg was in London town to talk about 2 Guns his latest action comedy that topped the US Box Office on its opening. 2 Guns is based on a five-issue comic miniseries from BOOM! Studios written by Steven Grant which re-teams Wahlberg with Contraband Director Baltasar Kormákur and partners him with powerhouse performer and co-star Denzel Washington.
I have to say I quite enjoyed 2 Guns. In a Summer where big budget blockbusters rule the roost it is a refreshing change to see an action comedy that had some excellent performances and a plot that focuses on personality and characters as much as explosions. The cast pull out some genuinely brilliant performances as the film continually twists and turns to reveal a hard boiled old school action detective style story.
Denzel Washington is Robert 'Bobby' Trench, the more experienced and serious "brain" pitted against the younger wise cracking "muscle" of Mark Wahlberg's go getter Michael 'Stig' Stigman. Their chemistry is as spectacular as you would hope it would be. When these stars go up against each other - it's film magic. With their performances providing their characters with the perfect counter balance as foils for each other.
Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg are backed with solid performances from the likes of Bill Paxton, Edward James Olmos and Fred Ward all giving their best performances in years.
The eagerly anticipated Jeff Wadlow adaptation of Mark Millar's Kick-Ass 2 will be in cinemas this week on 14 August so it seems timely that we take a look at one of the very easy to visit locations from Matthew Vaughn's 2010 Kick-Ass.
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|Batman Begins Arkham Asylum location|
|Skyfall on Hankley Common|
But there was no way a “super” hero film based on a Mark Millar comic adapted by Jane Goldman and directed by Matthew Vaughn would not to be seared into our shared collective/cultural consciousness.
Kick-Ass 2 like Kick-Ass was filmed in both the UK and Canada, with Toronto filling in for Kick Ass's New York City skyline and the bulk of the film shot against Blue screen at Pinewood Studios and some scenes at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.
Director James Mangold talks The Wolverine he tells us why he didn't explore Logan's past & sets up a deleted scene for the Blu-ray release Of The Wolverine - James Mangold in Conversation
I think a reasonable amount of time has passed since The Wolverine was unleashed into cinemas to consider this non spoilerish. A little while ago I had the chance to chat with Director James Mangold the man, who made: Cop Land, Girl, Interrupted & Walk the Line amongst other films, about his eagerly anticipated new film the Hugh Jackman starrer - The Wolverine.
During the discussion about his approach to making The Wolverine James Mangold came across as very much his own person and having a very clear vision for his Wolverine – he won me over, and too be honest I ended up wishing that I had enjoyed The Wolverine more. Who knows? Maybe when I rewatch the Blu-ray I'll have a deeper appreciation of it.
I felt like I was in the minority as most of the audience attending on the day really seemed to enjoy The Wolverine - possibly my familiarity with the character combined with high expectations of finally seeing The Wolverine that I wanted to see on screen, wouldn't allow me to enjoy it - for what is was. But I can certainly recognise that for the most part The Wolverine is a good effort to create something different from the usual blockbuster superhero film.
I have a soft spot when it comes to the Lone Ranger and I love a good Western. I enjoyed the Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels TV show like most kids at an age when TV, Cowboys, gunplay and masked men are a fascination - however my interest started years before with the Dell comics and especially the Brown Watson Lone Ranger Annuals.
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Paul Feig's The Heat is absolutely hilarious. Both my wife and I were in fits of laughter the whole way through. Getting Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy to team up is a stroke of genius as their personalities are yin & the yang and their chemistry carries the film over the touchline. The Heat is one of those rare films that despite releasing funny trailers and clips still leaves lots of unseen hilarious bits on screen to be experienced.
300: Rise of an Empire - All the 300: Rise of an Empire updates you need - Images, Posters, Trailers and News
I have just finished watching Zack Snyder's 300 on a terrestrial broadcast. Man what a film! Each frame is composed like a piece of art, comic art that is, as Snyder brings the pages of the source material - Frank Miller & Lynn Varley's graphic novel 300 to life almost shot for shot. It is in my opinion one of the best big screen adaptations of comic material.
Snyder brings a depth and emotion to the single minded characters lifting them off the pages of the comic and bringing life to his cinematic universe, something that seems to elude him in some of his other works. Possibly it is a very good thing that he may be chatting with Frank Miller regarding the as yet Untitled Man of Steel Sequel featuring the much talked about Superman vs. Batman film as with this earlier work he strikes a good balance between visual spectacle and emotion.
I forgot just how great 300 is and it never fails to tear my up when I see this band of brothers in arms who have dedicated their lives to martial arts never falter in their faith, honour or trust of one another in the face of innumerable odds at the legendary Battle of Hot Gates or Thermopylae. Man those Spartans knew how to kick ass. The ending of Miller's 300 always left the door open for the next even more epic clash between the Greek and Persian armies the Battle of Plataea, that took place a year later. I have been waiting for 300: Rise of an Empire since 1998 so I guess another 216 days won't kill me.
We can expect to see Noam Murro's 300: Rise of an Empire in UK cinemas from 7 March 2014 In the meantime below I'll be updating this post with all the official news you need to know about 300: Rise of an Empire.
It is finally here and it is a thing of beauty! Christopher Nolan’s re imagining of the Batman franchise beginning with 2005’s Batman Begins enjoyed phenomenal critical and box-office success. Now on
30th September 7 OCTOBER, Nolan’s three Batman films – Batman Begins, The Dark Knight,
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and The Dark Knight Rises – will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment as The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition.
The six-disc set features all three films with their existing extra content, plus two new featurettes and exclusive new collectible memorabilia. This must-own collection for fans of DC Comics’ Caped Crusader is available in premium packaging and includes UltraViolet™ copies. UltraViolet allows consumers to download and instantly stream in high definition to a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players.