The Establishing Shot: Week 50 Film News Round-up


Posted by Craig Grobler on Google+ On Friday, December 16, 2011

This week on The Establishing Shot: Full The Dark Knight Rises Prologue analysis and thoughts from a true Batman fan, UK Premiere Georges Méliès restored A Trip to the Moon with AIR in attendance, Goon,  UK Top 10, London Short Film Festival And BAFTA Present: Mark Herbert And Warp Films,  Goon gets a new trailer, The BFI’s FindAnyFilm.com announces its aim to become the go-to audience guide for film availability in the UK, across all platforms and providers,  Opening date confirmed for BOND IN MOTION, GI Joe Retaliation - Trailer, Summer In February Shooting January 2012, Sky Announces Further Ground Breaking 3d Project With Sir David Attenborough, The Hunger Games - New poster, The Expendables 2 - teaser trailer, Disney previews its 2012 film lineup, Rock of Ages - first trailer released, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - 1 year to release gets an official synopsis, st Midlands school girl wins nationwide competition to win a visit to her school from Rupert Grint!, The Men In Black III trailer arrives!, Secret Cinema announce their Secret Restaurant, ASUS launches the Eee Pad Transformer Prime with NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 Quad-Core Processor and Google® Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the UK, Afterschool Ezra Miller's acclaimed screen debut gets a February re-release, Revenge: A Love Story,  Sasha - A teacher/pupil romance with a difference - on DVD 30th Jan, The Lucky One, Boca available on DVD and Blu-ray™ from 13th February 2012,  3D Sex & Zen: Extreme Ecstasy gets a January release date, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Immigrant Song Teaser Trailer, Oh Land - Perfection (Live) music Video


This Week On The Establishing Shot:
The Establishing Shot: Full The Dark Knight Rises Prologue analysis and thoughts from a true Batman fan
I've been getting a couple of requests for my thoughts on The Dark Knight Rises prologue, a couple, from guys nowhere near an IMAX so below I’ve tried to give as much detail as I can. My post is split into 3 segments; the first outlining why The Dark Knight Rises could be good, the second running through the footage of the prologue and 1 minute montage from The Dark Knight Rises with commentary and the third some thoughts. So you can skip to the bits that interest you.

Read more here: http://www.theestablishingshot.com/2011/12/establishing-shot-full-dark-knight.html

The Establishing Shot: UK Premiere Georges Méliès restored A Trip to the Moon with AIR in attendance
109 years ago in 1902, Scott, Shackleton and Wilson reached the most southern point of the Antarctic, the 26th President of American - Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first American President to ride in an car and over in France at 41, Georges Méliès completed Le Voyage dans la Lune - A Trip to the Moon roughly his 100th film. Seven years after the Auguste and Louis Lumière (the Lumière Brothers) had invented and patented the first film projector. Hopefully I'll have the full AIR QA up soon.

Read more here: http://www.theestablishingshot.com/2011/12/establishing-shot-uk-premiere-georges.html


The Establishing Shot missed this week:
The Goon
We were really looking forward to Goon but missed the screening the week. This cracker matches Sean William Scott with Jay Baruchel and is sure to be comedy gold.

Labelled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way.

Director: Michael Dowse
Writers: Jay Baruchel (screenplay), Evan Goldberg (screenplay)
Stars: Jay Baruchel, Seann William Scott and Alison Pill

Goon is coming cinemas 6 January 2012

The Establishing Shot: UK Top 10 Films Friday 09 - Sunday 11 December, 2011 courtesy of Digital Cinema Media

1. Puss In Boots 3D
2. Arthur Christmas 3D
3. New Year's Eve
4. Hugo 3D
5. Happy Feet 2
6. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
7. My Week With Marilyn
8. A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
9. The Thing
10. Another Earth


The Establishing Shot: For your calendar
London Short Film Festival And BAFTA Present: Mark Herbert And Warp Films
Join BAFTA for this special event as we talk to the head of Warp Films, British cinema’s biggest recent success story and a major supporter of developing new filmmaking talent in the UK.

From its beginnings as a music label, Warp has grown into a powerhouse of British filmmaking, with releases including Kill List, This is England and Four Lions.

Illustrated with a selection of clips and short films, we’ll quiz CEO and Producer Mark Herbert about how he finds and develops new talent and explore his vision for the future of the label.

For more information and tickets: http://www.bafta.org/public-event.html?Pevent=com.othermedia.bafta.model.BaftaEvent-L-6199555

The Establishing Shot: Film News
Goon gets a new trailer
Meet Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott). He may not be the sharpest blade on the rink, but he’s got a killer right hook. When his permanently wasted best friend Pat (Jay Baruchel) runs into trouble, Doug’s ability to beat the crap out of everyone and everything impresses a sports coach who signs him up to annihilate the opposition and a feisty female fan (Alison Pill) who digs dangerous sports

Sometimes it takes an unlikely hero to unite a team and soon Doug finds himself recruited by the flailing Halifax Highlanders, who desperately need a goon to protect their screwed up ex-star player, La Flamme. In between packing punches and breaking bones, the team bond and find their place in the big league.

But when Doug comes fist to face with notoriously violent pro player Rhea (Liev Schreiber) who is hell bent on putting on a show for his retirement fight, the gloves are well and truly off….

From the creators of Superbad and Pineapple Express comes an ice cool comedy that proves that it’s not the winning, it’s the taking apart of the other team that counts. From the creators of Superbad and Pineapple Express comes an ice cool comedy that proves that it’s not the winning, it’s the taking apart of the other team that counts.

Video: New Goon Trailer

Goon is coming cinemas 6 January 2012

The BFI’s FindAnyFilm.com announces its aim to become the go-to audience guide for film availability in the UK, across all platforms and providers.
FindAnyFilm.com was launched in 2009 by the UK Film Council, and is now owned by the BFI. Since its launch, FindAnyFilm has had over 10 million visits from UK audiences. The core proposition of the site is to ‘‘enable audiences to find out how to watch any film available in the UK, on any format - legitimately.’’ It has been widely commended both in the UK and internationally as a unique, innovative and successful audience and anti-piracy tool. FindAnyFilm’s vision is to ensure UK users can search and compare film availability across all formats and access these through one click to book tickets, purchase home entertainment titles, or watch films online or through their TV.

With a fresh new look to the site from 12th December; FindAnyFilm is the only site in the UK that allows users to search and compare availability across all formats; be it cinema, DVD, Blu-ray, Downloads, Streaming and TV!

For DVD, Blu-ray, Streaming and Downloads there is also a price comparison grid so users can choose the retailer or service that suits them best. The site has a database of over 40,000 films through their dedicated search function, and users can click straight through to book tickets, purchase the DVD or Blu-ray, or watch online or through their TV.

For More Information head over to: http://www.findanyfilm.com/

Opening date confirmed for BOND IN MOTION
After months of suspense, The National Motor Museum, Beaulieu and EON Productions are pleased to announce that BOND IN MOTION will be unveiled on 17th January 2012.

The exhibition will showcase 50 of the best loved and most iconic James Bond vehicles in celebration of the 50th year of James Bond.

BOND IN MOTION will run from January to December 2012 at Beaulieu. It will feature a range of vehicles which have appeared in Bond films over the years including cars, boats, motorbikes, sleds, jets and many more.

In addition, 2012 also marks the 40th anniversary of the world-famous National Motor Museum, a fitting year to be hosting a major new exhibition marking 50 years since the first James Bond film was screened.

For more information: http://beaulieu.co.uk/attractions/bond-in-motion

GI Joe Retaliation - Trailer Alert
The G.I. Joe team faces off against Zartan, his accomplices, and the world leaders he has under his influence.

Video: GI Joe Retaliation Trailer

GI Joe Retaliation release date: 22 June, 20112

Summer In February Shooting January 2012
A true tale of love, liberty and scandal amongst the Edwardian artists’ colony
in Cornwall. Dominic Cooper (The Devil’s Double) stars as AJ (later Sir Alfred) Munnings, with Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) as Gilbert Evans and Ophelia Lovibond (Mr Popper’s Penguins) as Florence Carter-Wood in CrossDay/Apart Films’ love story SUMMER IN FEBRUARY, which is scheduled to commence principal photography in January 2012.

Adapted from his own novel by Jonathan Smith, SUMMER IN FEBRUARY, which also stars Hattie Morahan (The Bank Job) as impressionist painter (Dame) Laura Knight, will be directed by Christopher Menaul (Prime Suspect) and produced by CrossDay’s Pippa Cross and Janette Day (Vanity Fair) and Apart Films’ Jeremy Cowdrey, with Bob Benton and Dan Stevens as executive producers.

The Newlyn School of artists flourished at the beginning of the 20th Century and the film focuses on the wild and bohemian Lamorna Group, which included Alfred Munnings and Laura and Harold Knight. The incendiary anti-Modernist Munnings, now regarded as one of Britain’s most sought-after artists, is at the centre of the complex love triangle, involving aspiring artist Florence Carter-Wood and Gilbert Evans, the land agent in charge of the Lamorna Valley estate. True – and deeply moving – the story is played out against the timeless beauty of the Cornish coast, in the approaching shadow of The Great War.


Sky Announces Further Ground Breaking 3d Project With Sir David Attenborough
Galapagos 3D sees naturalist explore remote islands in stunning 3D. Following on from the BAFTA-winning Flying Monsters 3D and the soon to premiere Bachelor King 3D (Sky 3D, New Year’s Eve, 8pm), David Attenborough is to embark on his fourth 3D project with Sky, a three-part natural history series which tells the story of the remote Galapagos islands.

Galapagos 3D, which is scheduled to air on Sky 3D in late 2012, will be written and presented by Attenborough and is the first film to be produced by Colossus Productions - the production company formed by Sky and Atlantic Productions this summer.  The joint venture was created to develop original 3D programming for UK and International audiences, including the rapidly growing number of Sky 3D homes.  The commission is part of Sky’s commitment to increase its investment in UK originated content by 50% to £600million a year by 2014, to cement its position as one of the biggest investors in the UK’s creative economy.

Galapagos 3D follows several successful collaborations between Sky and Atlantic Productions, including the BAFTA-winning Flying Monsters 3D, The Bachelor King 3D (which airs on Sky 3D on New Year’s Eve) and Kingdom of Plants 3D, a series based at Kew Gardens (due to air on Sky 3D next year).

David Attenborough commented: “Galapagos is one of the most wonderful places in the world. There are extraordinary creatures living there that live nowhere else – a whole slew of marvellous animals. But one of the things that make them even more extraordinary is that because the islands were not discovered by human beings until relatively recently, and they had remained isolated for so long, the animals still haven’t become frightened of human beings. You can walk among them carrying your own snap shot cameras or even carrying a 3D rig and they won’t go away. They continue behaving in just the way that they would do naturally. Galapagos is full of drama, full of charismatic creatures which you can film; it is a natural for 3D.”

John Cassy, Director, Sky 3D, adds:  “The Galapagos is one of Earth's greatest treasures but it is unreachable for the vast majority of us. 3D will bring the islands to life for our customers in a way that has never been possible before. Sir David and Atlantic Productions are the natural partners to take on this ambitious project on - and ensure our natural history programming continues to break new ground.”

Executive Producer, CEO of Atlantic Productions and Co-Founder of Colossus Productions, Anthony Geffen adds: “We are very excited to be making our first 3D project at Colossus Productions – it is our most ambitious yet and will involve micro and macro filming on location and state-of-the art 3D visual effects which will peel away the Earth’s surface and shed light on the hidden forces that have built and shaped the islands.”

Since launching Sky 3D in October 2010 Sky has broken new ground across a range of genres, including natural history, live music, the arts, spots and movies.  Highlights have included Flying Monsters 3D, a number of summer music festival, opera and ballet, Kylie Minogue live from the O2, Got to Dance, the 3D TV world premieres of Avatar, Alice in Wonderland and the Toy Story Trilogy as well as more than 150 live sports broadcast spanning a range of domestic and international sports.


The Hunger Games - New poster released
Yesterday marked 100 days until the release of The Hunger Games and to celebrate Lionsgate have released a brand new one sheet poster! Based on Suzanne Collins' bestselling novel, The Hunger Games stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci and Elizabeth Banks, and will be released on March 23rd 2012.

The poster can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=249034738495041&set=a.136278496437333.28639.134713113260538&type=1&permPage=1

The Hunger Games release date: 23 March, 2012

The Expendables 2 - teaser trailer released
Uniting the biggest action star cast ever seen on screen, The Expendables 2 brings the iconic stars of the first film together with new additions including Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme for the most epic action extravaganza ever, set for UK cinema release in August 2012.

Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Lee Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren),Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) -- with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard -- are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job.

The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time -- six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world.

But that's nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother. That is done the Expendables way....

Video: Expendables 2 Trailer

Expendables 2 release date: August 2012

Disney previews its 2012 film lineup
War Horse - January 13th 2012
DreamWorks Pictures' "War Horse," director Steven Spielberg's epic adventure, is a tale of loyalty, hope and tenacity set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War.

Starring Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan, Niels Arestrup, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irvine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Kebbell.
www.warhorsemovie.co.uk

The Muppets - February 10th 2012
When Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary's girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater, they help Kermit reunite the Muppets to stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theatre.

Starring Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal, Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones and Walter.
www.disney.co.uk /muppets

John Carter - March 9th 2012
John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to mysterious and exotic planet Mars, becomes embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions and discovers that the survival of the planet and its people rests in his hands.

Starring Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, with Thomas Hayden Church and Willem Dafoe.
www.johncartermovie.co.uk

The Avengers - April 27th 2012
Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in "Iron Man," "The Incredible Hulk," "Iron Man 2," "Thor," and "Captain America: The First Avenger," "Marvel's The Avengers" is the Super Hero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as SHIELD, finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster.

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jnr, Chris Evans, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Renner, Stellan Skarsgard, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L.Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Felicia Day, Clark Gregg, Lou Ferrigno.
www.marvel.com/avengers_movie

Brave - August 17th 2012
Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In "Brave," a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts in 3D.

With voiceovers from Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane.
www.disney.co.uk/brave

Frankenweenie - October 5th 2012
In Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.

With voices from Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer.
www.facebook.com/DisneyMoviesUK

Rock of Ages - first trailer released
Rock of Ages tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock ‘n’ roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, and more.

The movie musical stars Julianne Hough (“Burlesque”), with actor/singer Diego Boneta in his feature film debut, Russell Brand (“Arthur,” “Get Him to the Greek”), Oscar® nominee Paul Giamatti (“Cinderella Man”), Academy Award® winner Catherine Zeta-Jones (“Chicago”), Malin Akerman (“The Proposal”), R&B queen Mary J. Blige and multiple Emmy®-winner Bryan Cranston (TV’s “Breaking Bad,” “The Lincoln Lawyer”), with Oscar® nominees Alec Baldwin (“The Cooler”) and Tom Cruise (“Born on the Fourth of July”).
Shankman directs “Rock of Ages” from a screenplay by Justin Theroux and Chris D’Arienzo and Allan Loeb, based on D’Arienzo’s musical of the same name. The film is being produced by Matthew Weaver, Scott Prisand, Carl Levin, Tobey Maguire, Garrett Grant and Jennifer Gibgot, with Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Michael Disco and Samuel J. Brown, Hillary Butorac Weaver, Janet Billig Rich, Shankman and D’Arienzo serving as executive producers.

Video: Rock Of Ages Trailer

Rock Of Ages release date: 8 June 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - 1 year to release gets an official synopsis
To mark a year until the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Warner Bros. Pictures are pleased to make available an official one page document on the production,

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first of two films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The second film will be “The Hobbit: There and Back Again.”

Both films are set in Middle-earth 60 years before “The Lord of the Rings,” which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar®-winning “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.”

The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.

Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever…Gollum.

Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities … A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, the character he played in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, and Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins. Also reprising their roles from “The Lord of the Rings” movies are: Cate Blanchett as Galadriel; Ian Holm as the elder Bilbo; Christopher Lee as Saruman; Hugo Weaving as Elrond; Elijah Wood as Frodo; Orlando Bloom as Legolas; and Andy Serkis as Gollum. The ensemble cast also includes (in alphabetical order) Richard Armitage, John Bell, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Barry Humphries, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Evangeline Lilly, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas, and Aidan Turner.

The screenplays for both “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” are by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson. Jackson is also producing the films, together with Fran Walsh and Carolynne Cunningham. The executive producers are Alan Horn, Ken Kamins, Toby Emmerich and Zane Weiner, with Boyens serving as co-producer.
Under Jackson’s direction, both movies are being shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest camera and stereo technology. Filming is taking place at Stone Street Studios, Wellington, and on location around New Zealand.

Among the creative behind-the-scenes team returning to Jackson’s crew are director of photography Andrew Lesnie, production designer Dan Hennah, conceptual designers Alan Lee and John Howe, composer Howard Shore and make-up and hair designer Peter King. The costumes are designed by Ann Maskrey and Richard Taylor. The score is being composed by Howard Shore.
Taylor is also overseeing the design and production of weaponry, armour and prosthetics which are once again being made by the award winning Weta Workshop. Weta Digital take on the visual effects for both films, led by the film’s visual effects supervisor, Joe Letteri. Post production will take place at Park Road Post Production in Wellington.

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” are productions of New Line Cinema and MGM, with New Line managing production. Warner Bros Pictures is handling worldwide theatrical distribution, with select international territories as well as all international television licensing, being handled by MGM.

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” will be released beginning December 14, 2012. The second film, “The Hobbit: There and Back Again,” is slated for release the following year, beginning December 13, 2013.

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” will be released on December 14, 2012 from Warner Bros. Pictures.

Keep up to date with news on The Hobbit on the official UK Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheHobbitUK

West Midlands school girl wins nationwide competition to win a visit to her school from Rupert Grint!
In celebration of the release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ™ – Part 2” on 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray Triple Play and DVD on the 2nd December, Warner Home Video and Sainsbury’s offered one lucky person the chance to win a visit to their secondary school from Rupert Grint. Almost 2000 schools were entered into the competition which is a massive 42% of all eligible schools in the UK.

The winning school Bishop Walsh Roman Catholic School in Sutton Coldfield kept the visit a secret from pupils and revealed the surprise in a special assembly in the lead up to the Christmas break.

One of the stars of the worlds most success film franchise, Rupert Grint visited the school along with co star Oliver Phelps on the morning of the 13th December for an exclusive Q&A and personal delivery of copies of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ™ – Part 2” on Blu-ray.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2” is directed by David Yates who also helmed the magical blockbusters “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1.” Returning from previous “Harry Potter” films is an all-star supporting cast, including Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Ciaran Hinds, John Hurt, Jason Isaacs, Matthew Lewis, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, David Thewlis, Julie Walters and Bonnie Wright.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ™ - Part 2 is available at selected retail outlets on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray Triple Play, DVD and Digital Download. Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection is also available on both Blu-ray and DVD.

The Men In Black III trailer arrives!
Agent J time-jumps back to the 1960s, where an alien with its sights on the younger version of Agent K poses a threat to the future of the MIB organization -- and humankind's very existence.

Video: The Men In Black III Trailer

The Men In Black III release date: 25 May, 2012

Secret Cinema announce their Secret Restaurant
Secret Cinema is excited to announce a mysterious new theatrical food experience: Secret Restaurant. Diners will find themselves in a theatrical world of food, music and mystery. The menu will be kept secret until the final moment. Somewhere in the city, you will find Secret Restaurant...

We are currently working in partnership with the Michelin starred St. John, creating a restaurant offering fine dining and wines in a hidden attic located right at the heart of our current Secret Cinema performance.

If you have a ticket to one of our upcoming performances, reservations can be made by emailing bookings@secretrestaurant.org.

In addition, a limited amount of tickets for the sold-out December run of our latest production have been released. This exclusive offer is inclusive of a Secret Cinema ticket and dining at Secret Restaurant, with a specially designed set menu featuring an appetizer, main course & sides, dessert and digestif.

More information here: http://www.secretrestaurant.org/

ASUS launches the Eee Pad Transformer Prime with NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 Quad-Core Processor and Google® Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the UK. 
ASUS today announces the UK launch of the world’s first tablet featuring the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core processor – the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime. This is also the world’s first tablet to be unveiled with Google® Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which will soon to be available through an over-the-air update.

Senior Vice President of NVIDIA’s Mobile Business Unit and also the inventor of Tegra®, Phil Carmack, joined ASUS CEO Jerry Shen on stage at the recent launch in Taipei. “We are very excited to have ASUS as our launching partner. The Eee Pad Transformer Prime brings out the best of Tegra® 3,” said Mr. Carmack while introducing the enhanced features on NVDIA’s new quad-core processor.

ASUS CEO Jerry Shen said, "The Eee Pad Transformer Prime is designed to be the ultimate consumer choice for tablet. Aside from being extremely thin and light it is extremely powerful. We are proud to be the first to feature NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor and provide the best user-experience with Ice Cream Sandwich”. The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime has also been nominated as a CES 2012 Innovations Honouree.

Developed with NVIDIA® and Google®, the Eee Pad Transformer Prime and its innovative exclusive mobile dock presents a harmony of beauty and strength. In addition to having superior multimedia performance, the Transformer Prime also boasts enhanced features that include audio powered by ASUS SonicMaster technology, an 8MP rear auto-focus camera with LED flash, and an 18-hour* rated battery life when combined with the mobile dock.

Multimedia enjoyment in style
Featuring an incredibly slim form factor, the Transformer Prime is a svelte 8.3mm thin and the only metallic tablet that weighs in at a mere 586g. It brandishes a metallic spun finish design made of aluminium for a secure yet extremely comfortable grip. It comes in two gorgeous colours: Amethyst Grey and Champagne Gold.

For more info head over to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIK51LRLud4

The Establishing Shot: Upcoming Film Releases
Afterschool Ezra Miller's acclaimed screen debut gets a February re-release
To coincide with the DVD release of We Need to Talk About Kevin, Director Ezra Miller’s startling feature film debut about a teenager with issues is re-released

See Ezra Miller in his shocking and startling debut as a teenage monster! Pornography, drug addiction and murder...It’s just an average day for pupils an elite American school in the movie about the YouTube generation, AFTERSCHOOL (18).

Robert (Ezra Miller – We Need to Talk About Kevin) - is a young, ill-at-ease American student at a private East Coast preparatory school who has a disturbing penchant for random Youtube clips and online pornography. He is also very much a loner and finds friendly interactions with other students his own age difficult. Robert accidentally captures on camera the agonising death of two attractive and popular female classmates. The principle of the school decides that their lives are to become memorialised as part of an audio-visual assignment designed to speed up the campus-wide healing process – a project that is assigned to Robert. But the video memorial assignment creates an atmosphere of paranoia and unease among students and teachers with unforeseen consequences. Apart from the brilliant performance of Ezra Miller, AFTERSCHOOL also features Rosemary DeWitt (Rachel Getting Married) and Michael Stuhlbarg, who stars in the Coen brothers’ A Serious Man and HBO drama Boardwalk Empire.

The motivation and the inspiration of AFTERSCHOOL, according to the director Antonio Campos, was born out of his own history as a student at an elite New York preparatory school, the alumni of which includes Truman Capote; the death of two close friends and the harrowing event of 9/11, when he was himself only 18 years of age.

Afterschool Release Date:  13th February 2012


Dreams of a Life on release 16 December, 2012
A packed Wood Green Cineworld played host to a very special London premiere of Dreams of a Life last night. Wood Green residents remembered a woman whose astonishing story originally took place in the very same building. Arriving in a bespoke black cab, Time Out's Dave Calhoun then hosted a lively Q&A with director Carol Morley and the film's star, Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat).
Dreams of a Life is out Tomorrow - Friday 16 December and playing all over the UK.

Click Here For Tickets And A Full List Of Cinemas


Revenge: A Love Story
This full-on serial killer flick sees Chinese cops investigating a maniac labelled The Dissector due to his penchant for carving up pregnant women – while they're still alive! That’s just one of the hideous factors in this brutal tale about corruption, hatred and – as the title indicates – revenge in the name of unconditional love. To tell you more would dilute the shocks. Though we will say that it’s not faint hearted

Revenge: A Love Story release date: 15 December, 2011


Sasha - A teacher/pupil romance with a difference - on DVD 30th Jan
A perfect watch for a Valentine’s night in, Dennis Todorovic’s quirky comedy combines the heady passions of classical music with the screwball antics of an eccentric family in crisis.

Sasha (Sacha Kekez) is a young, handsome musical wunderkind living in Cologne with his immigrant family. He also has a very secret crush on his sexy piano teacher, Mr. Weber (Tim Bergmann, Regular Guys). When the man of Sasha’s dreams announces plans to move away, his adoring young student must grow up fast and come to terms with not just his own true feelings, but also his homophobic family, a 'girlfriend' wanting more than he can give, and his budding sexuality. A stellar cast leads this refreshing take on the coming-out story. Hilarious romantic mishaps and the ups and downs of finding one’s own way are brought to the screen with a unique style and verve that has won the hearts, and ears, of audiences at film festivals the world over.

Sasha DVD release date: January 30th


The Lucky One
As an early Christmas treat, Warner Bros. are pleased to present the teaser trailer for upcoming release The Lucky One starring Zac Efron!  Adapted from the book of the same name by the acclaimed romantic author Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook, Dear John) The Lucky One is in cinemas 4th May.

U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault (Zac Efron) returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive—a photograph he found of a woman he doesn’t even know. Learning her name is Beth (Taylor Schilling) and where she lives, he shows up at her door, and ends up taking a job at her family-run local kennel. Despite her initial mistrust and the complications in her life, a romance develops between them, giving Logan hope that Beth could be much more than his good luck charm.

The Lucky One release date: 4 May, 2012


Boca available on DVD and Blu-ray™ from 13th February 2012
From the country that brought us intense and gritty cinema such as City of God and Elite Squad comes this thrilling film based on real-life events adapted from the autobiography of gangland boss Hiroito Joanides de Moraes.  Hiroito, was infamous as The King of Boca do Lixo (an area downtown São Paulo in the 1950’s notorious for its nightclubs, strip joints, prostitution, bars and drugs).

Following the violent murder of his father, in which he was stabbed over forty times with a razor, Hiroito was arrested and accused of the crime, but ultimately not charged.  However two months later, and aged just twenty-one, Hiroito bought two guns and moved to Boca do Lixo, fast becoming one of the most successful, dangerous and wanted criminals in Brazil.  Boca charts his journey through the violence, the girls, the guns and the drugs as Hiroito becomes one of the most feared and legendary gangsters in Brazil.

Boca stars Brazilian cinema legend, Daniel de Oliveira, and is directed by Flavio Frederico

Boca on DVD & Blu-ray from 13th February 2012


3D SEX & ZEN: EXTREME ECSTASY gets a January release date
The erotic action epic that is breaking box office records all over the world.is coming to DVD in January. An adaptation of the classic novel The Carnal Prayer Mat, the film follows a young Ming Dynasty scholar named Wei Yangsheng on an eye-opening journey of sexual discovery. Directed by Christopher Sun and produced by Stephen Shiu, the executive producer of its predecessor film Sex and Zen, the film is "The World's First 3-D Erotic Film". In Hong Kong the film beat the opening days grosses of ‘Avatar’ and ‘Titanic’ with an opening day gross of $US351K. The film continues to play and has racked up a staggering $HK25 million at the Box Office.

The film comes to DVD on January 2nd in a special edition containing both 2D and 3D be see in its full 3D version.

 3D Sex & Zen: Extreme Ecstasy on DVD 2 January, 2012

The Establishing Shot: Trailer of the Week – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Immigrant Song Teaser Trailer
This week it was a toss up between the trailer of Revenge: A Love Story which I can’t wait to see but last night I saw David Fincher’s spellbinding The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo a full review will be up soon. Iit reminded me of just how epic the first teaser trailer was.

David Fincher’s music video background coming to the fore. So below is first The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo teaser - set to Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song darkly reworked by Karen O & Trent Reznor. This teaser trailer is EPIC and possibly the best trailer of the year crisp cold visuals, unbelievably legendary song and engaging messages makes this my trailer of the week.

Video: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Immigrant Song Trailer

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first film in Columbia Pictures' three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson's literary blockbuster The Millennium Trilogy. Directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, the film is based on the first novel in the trilogy, which altogether have sold 50 million copies in 46 countries and become a worldwide phenomenon. The screenplay is by Steven Zaillian.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 26 December, 2011
Journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Craig) is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander (Mara), a young computer hacker.

Director: David Fincher
Writers: Steven Zaillian (screenplay), Stieg Larsson (novel)
Stars: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara and Stellan Skarsgård

The Establishing Shot: Music discovered this week: Oh Land - Perfection (Live)
Actually discovered a couple of months ago when I was given the heads up by Julie b of Sony Music. She dances like a Black Swan, looks like a Super Model, tells tales like Hans Christian Andersen and sings like an Angel. She is Nanna Øland Fabricius or as she is more well known as Singer/Producer - Oh Land. Like a Siren she entranced me with her hypnotic voice, bassy drum beats and electro tones. Check Oh Land’s Perfection Live here:

Video: Oh Land - Perfection (Live)

For more head over to: http://www.ohlandmusic.com/

This week on The Establishing Shot: Full The Dark Knight Rises Prologue analysis and thoughts from a true Batman fan, UK Premiere Georges Méliès restored A Trip to the Moon with AIR in attendance, Goon,  UK Top 10, London Short Film Festival And BAFTA Present: Mark Herbert And Warp Films,  Goon gets a new trailer, The BFI’s FindAnyFilm.com announces its aim to become the go-to audience guide for film availability in the UK, across all platforms and providers,  Opening date confirmed for BOND IN MOTION, GI Joe Retaliation - Trailer, Summer In February Shooting January 2012, Sky Announces Further Ground Breaking 3d Project With Sir David Attenborough, The Hunger Games - New poster, The Expendables 2 - teaser trailer, Disney previews its 2012 film lineup, Rock of Ages - first trailer released, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - 1 year to release gets an official synopsis, st Midlands school girl wins nationwide competition to win a visit to her school from Rupert Grint!, The Men In Black III trailer arrives!, Secret Cinema announce their Secret Restaurant, ASUS launches the Eee Pad Transformer Prime with NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 Quad-Core Processor and Google® Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the UK, Afterschool Ezra Miller's acclaimed screen debut gets a February re-release, Revenge: A Love Story,  Sasha - A teacher/pupil romance with a difference - on DVD 30th Jan, The Lucky One, Boca available on DVD and Blu-ray™ from 13th February 2012,  3D Sex & Zen: Extreme Ecstasy gets a January release date, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Immigrant Song Teaser Trailer, Oh Land - Perfection (Live) music Video

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