EYE IN THE SKY stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from "capture" to "kill." But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare. Also starring Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam, Iain Glen and Phoebe Fox, the film is directed by Gavin Hood (TSOTSI) and written by Guy Hibbert ("Prime Suspect"). Producers are Ged Doherty, Colin Firth and David Lancaster.
In Select Theaters March 11th. The trailer is at the link above.
[5 Feb 2016 at 20:39]
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 on Blu-ray and DVD
Appetite for destruction
All good things must come to an end and, after four record-breaking blockbuster hits, the time has come to say goodbye to a franchise that has captured the hearts of a generation.
Lionsgate proudly presents the final instalment as THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2 brings to an end the most unforgettable movie series of its time when it releases on DVD, Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray Steelbook, Digital Download and – for the very first time – a complete 4-Film Collection on 21st March 2016.
With the nation of Panem in a full-scale war, Katniss Everdeen [Jennifer Lawrence] confronts President Snow [Donald Sutherland] in a final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale [Liam Hemsworth], Finnick [Sam Claflin] and Peeta [Josh Hutcherson] – Katniss embarks on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow, who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.
Eureka Entertainment to release Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1900 (NOVECENTO), a stunning five-hour saga featuring an award-winning international cast including Robert De Niro and Gérard Depardieu, on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK on 18 April 2016.
After the international firestorm of Last Tango in Paris, Bernardo Bertolucci went on to create one of the grandest and most legendary epics in modern cinema. A stunning five-hour saga following the intertwined fates of two childhood friends born on the same day in 1900 at opposite ends of the social scale through five decades of class struggle.
Described by Pauline Kael as making most other films “look like something you hold up on the end of a toothpick”, Robert De Niro and Gérard Depardieu headline an extraordinary cast, including Burt Lancaster, Alida Valli, Sterling Hayden, Stefania Sandrelli and Donald Sutherland. Lustrously photographed by Vittorio Storaro and scored by Ennio Morricone, the Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present this singular work in a new Blu-ray edition. The trailer is above.
Eureka Entertainment to release THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR, Director Sydney Pollack’s critically acclaimed suspense-thriller starring Robert Redford, on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK as part of a Dual Format Edition on 11 April 2016.
Robert Redford and director Sydney Pollack teamed up for their third collaboration on Three Days of the Condor, a sinuous tale of deceit and corruption, as well as one of Hollywood’s finest conspiracy thrillers of the 1970s.
Redford stars as Joe Turner, a junior analyst in the C.I.A., scrutinising published texts from around the world for coded messages. But once he discovers an unusual anomaly, his own existence comes crashing down, with every error carrying fatal consequences.
Taught and engrossing, with astonishing modern-day relevance, and fabulous supporting turns from Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, John Houseman and the great Max von Sydow, the Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present its first ever home video release in the UK in a new special edition. The trailer is above.
Starring Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Matthew Lewis, Jenna Coleman and Charles Dance, ME BEFORE YOU will be released in cinemas on June 3.
Louisa “Lou” Clark (Clarke) lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year-old goes from one job to the next in order to help her tight-knit family make ends meet. Her normally cheery outlook is put to the test, however, when she faces her newest career challenge. Taking a job at the local “castle,” she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor (Claflin), a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair bound in an accident two years prior, and whose whole world changed dramatically in the blink of an eye. No longer the adventurous soul he once was, the now cynical Will has all but given up. That is until Lou determines to show him that life is worth living. Embarking together on a series of adventures, both Lou and Will get more than they bargained for, and find their lives—and hearts—changing in ways neither one could have imagined. The trailer is at the link above.
[3 Feb 2016 at 21:28]
Carol on Blu-ray and DVD
Women in love
BAFTA nominated CAROL, adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s classic novel, The Price of Salt, tells the story of two women who boldly defy the social conformities of early 1950’s America, with life changing consequences. Directed by Todd Haynes (I’m Not There, Far From Heaven), CAROL stars BAFTA and Academy Award Winner® Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine, Elizabeth), BAFTA and Academy Award Nominee® Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network) and will be released onto home entertainment by STUDIOCANAL on 21st March.
Set against the backdrop of New York City, the film follows beautiful and compelling housewife Carol (Cate Blanchett), trapped in a loveless marriage to husband Harge (Kyle Chandler). Seeking passion and adventure, Carol is immediately enticed on meeting the demure Therese (Rooney Mara), but will a love affair be beyond their reach? What follows is an intimate portrayal of love, a tender romantic drama that finds two women at a crossroads, forcing Carol to make one of the most difficult decisions of her life.
Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on a quest full of comedy and adventure, travelling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colourful new characters.
From Producer Lori Forte and Directors Mike Thurmeier and Galen Chu, ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE will be opening in cinemas 2016 and stars returning cast members Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Simon Pegg, Keke Palmer, Wanda Sykes with Jennifer Lopez and Queen Latifah.
Joining the herd are Stephanie Beatriz, Adam Devine, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Max Greenfield, Jessie J, Nick Offerman, Melissa Rauch, Michael Strahan, Neil deGrasse Tyson. The new trailer is above.
Eureka Entertainment to release MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA, the experimental 1929 silent documentary film by Soviet director Dziga Vertov, in a limited-edition 4-Disc Dual-Format edition as part of the Masters of Cinema Series on 18 April 2016.
Voted one of the ten best films ever made in the Sight & Sound 2012 poll, and the best documentary ever in a subsequent poll in 2014, Man With A Movie Camera (Chelovek s kinoapparatom) stands as one of cinema’s most essential documents - a dazzling exploration of the possibilities of image-making as related to the everyday world around us.
The culmination of a decade of experiments to render “the chaos of visual phenomena filling the universe”, Dziga Vertov’s masterwork uses a staggering array of cinematic devices to capture the city at work and at play, as well as the machines that power it.