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Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie [read more]
Chuck takes second billing in his own film
Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut [Apart from the four other Peanuts movies - Ed], like they’ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation. Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle – and flying ace – embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest. From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the ICE AGE films, SNOOPY AND CHARLIE BROWN: THE PEANUTS MOVIE will prove that every underdog has his day. The trailer is above.
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” is the highly anticipated action adventure from director Zack Snyder, starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman.
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from “Man of Steel,” Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film.
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is released in cinemas March 2016. The new teaser is at the link above.
Academy Award nominee Ian McKellen takes on the iconic role of Detective Sherlock Holmes, one of the British literature’s most reveered characters in the forthcoming film MR HOLMES.
In 1947, the world famous sleuth has retired to a remote Sussex farmhouse, living in relative anonymity with only his housekeeper Mrs Munro and her young son Roger for company. Cantankerous, demanding and frustrated with the mis-representation of him in Watson’s best-selling novels, he diverts his attention to an unsolved case. As the mystery deepens, Sherlock tries desperately to recall the events of 30 years ago that ultimately led to his retirement.
Starring Academy Award nominee Laura Linney (The Savages), Frances de la Tour (Harry Potter) and newcomer Milo Parker, MR HOLMES is adapted from Mitch Cullin’s 2005 novel A Slight Trick of the Mind and is directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters).
MR HOLMES will be released in cinemas across the UK & Ireland on June 19th. The trailer is above.
[20 Apr 2015 at 22:14]
Colors on Blu-ray
Join the club
Directed by the legendary Dennis Hopper, classic 1980s cop drama Colors starring Hollywood heavyweights Sean Penn and Robert Duvall makes its UK Blu-ray debut on 1 June 2015 courtesy of Second Sight.
Late 1980s Los Angeles, the gangs rule the streets, with the Crips and the Bloods battling to reign supreme. In a dog-eat-dog world of drugs and guns, they don’t care who gets caught in the crossfire. It’s blue verses red and if you’re wearing the wrong colour it could cost your life.
This gritty police drama was one of the first films to tackle LA gang culture and features an outstanding soundtrack from Herbie Hancock including tracks from Ice T, Big Daddy Kane, Eric B and Rakim and Roxanne Shante.
[20 Apr 2015 at 22:10]
Charlie Chaplin’s Mutual Comedies on Blu-ray and DVD [read more]
The Little Tramp returns
A Limited Edition 2-disc Blu-ray set and a 2-disc DVD set of Charlie Chaplin’s Mutual Comedies will be released by the BFI on 18 May 2015. Previously only available on 2 DVD volumes from the BFI, the films have been fully restored in High Definition and brought together in a single edition for the first time. The collection features music by acclaimed silent film composer Carl Davis and a raft of special features.
Among the classics included here are The Immigrant, which endures as a comic masterpiece; Easy Street – a watershed moment in Chaplin’s career; The Floorwalker, which shows his inventive and balletic use of mechanical props; The Vagabond, where he successfully combines pathos and comedy to create a lyrical love story and The Pawnshop which is famous for the hilarious routine in which he dissects an alarm clock. There's a clip from Easy Street at the link above.
The Mercenary: Absolution will mark the sixth time Seagal is working with director/producer Keonia Waxman (Force of Execution, A Dangerous Man).
In Russia, when a contract killer (Seagal) encounters a girl on the run from a dangerous mob boss (Jones) with powerful political ties, running a human trafficking operation, he is torn between protecting the girl, and remaining loyal to the government agency that hired him.
The Mercenary: Absolution, starring Steven Seagal (Above the Law, Under Siege), Vinnie Jones (Escape Plan, X Men: The Last Stand) and Byron Mann (The Corrupter, The Man with the Iron Fists), is released digitally in the UK by Content Media on May 18th. The trailer is above.
Based on a true story, THE CONNECTION is a high octane crime drama directed by up and coming French writer/director Cedric Jimenez. Thrilling and visually stunning, THE CONNECTION delivers an action-packed view of 1970s Marseille, with a dazzling performance by Jean Dujardin, the Academy-Award winning star of THE ARTIST.
The film, which had its world premiere in Toronto last September, will be released by Picturehouse Entertainment and Altitude Films across the UK and Ireland on May 29th. The trailer is above.
Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching wilfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.
Thomas Vinterberg's Far From The Madding Crowd will arrive in cinemas on May 1st. There's a clip at the link above.