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  Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
  You filthy beasts
  TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS TITLE REVEALED AND START OF PRODUCTION ANNOUNCED!

Returning to the action and spectacle that first captured moviegoers around the world 14 years ago with the original Transformers, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will take audiences on a '90s globetrotting adventure and introduce the Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons to the existing battle on earth between Autobots and Decepticons. Directed by Steven Caple Jr. and starring Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback, the film arrives in cinemas Summer 2022.
  Graeme Clark [23 Jun 2021 at 09:56]
     
  Shattered
  Malkovaction
  Silver Reel and Construction Film today announced the principal cast for the forthcoming action-thriller SHATTERED. Written by David Loughery (The Intruder, Lakeview Terrace) and directed by Luis Prieto (White Lines, Kidnap, Pusher), the film will star Lilly Krug, who has recently completed Swing alongside Michael Shannon, as con-artist Sky. Cameron Monaghan, best known for his role in the long-running hit show Shameless, stars as Chris, the millionaire who falls in love with her.

Rounding out the main cast are Oscar-nominated John Malkovich (The New Pope, Bird Box), as Ronald, a creepy landlord whose curiosity overwhelms him and Frank Grillo (The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, Avengers; Endgame) as Sebastian, Sky's violent, manipulative stepfather. Sasha Luss (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Anna) plays Chris’s ex-wife Jamie, Ash Santos (Joe Bell, Swing) plays Lisa, Sky's ill-fated roommate and Ridley Bateman (Shelter In Place) plays Willow, Chris and Jamie’s young step-daughter.

Divorcee Chris Decker is a wealthy venture capitalist who lives in a high-tech house of his own design in Montana, protected physically and emotionally from the outside world. His life changes when he meets Sky, a beautiful, mysterious young woman who draws him out of his shell. Love is in the air... or is it? After Chris is injured in a violent mugging, Sky moves in to take care of him, and her true agenda is soon revealed. Chris has become the victim of an elaborate heist and is suddenly a prisoner in his own home, cut off from help and at the mercy of a violent and psychologically disturbed killer, who intends to take everything from him - including his life. When Chris’s ex-wife and child show up, the stakes are heightened as the deadline to their collective death sentence becomes simultaneously shorter. The only guarantee of survival is to escape.
  Graeme Clark [23 Jun 2021 at 09:53]
     
  Supercar: The Complete Series on Blu-ray [read more]
  Better than Superthunderstingraycar
  Supercar: The Complete Series [Deluxe Limited-Edition Blu-ray]
Coming 23 August 2021

Open the roof doors... Supercar: The Complete Series on Blu-ray is full boost vertical! As part of the celebrations for the show's 60th anniversary, all 39 episodes have been upgraded from the original 35mm film elements - and they have never looked or sounded better!

Intrepid pilot Mike Mercury takes to the skies in his fantastical, jet-powered Supercar! With Professor Popkiss manning the console, and the eccentric Dr Beaker providing his customary blend of erudition and genius, the stage is set for a classic adventure series that blends action, humour and charm in equal measure!

Now, you can experience every one of these adventures in high definition for the first time.

But that's not all. Fans of both Supercar and Supermarionation can expect a host of exclusive goodies, including deluxe packaging, a book on the making of Supercar by Andrew Pixley, a brand-new Supercar comic by Martin Cater and Bambos Georgiou, a replica Supercar pilot's license and badge, Full Boost Vertical: The Supercar Story documentary, audio commentaries with Gerry Anderson on selected episodes, archive film material (background footage, ad bumper, and foreign titles), Bill Mevin's Supercar home movie, image galleries, and more!
  Graeme Clark [22 Jun 2021 at 23:46]
     
  Johnny Guitar on Blu-ray [read more]
  Gunfighting Girls
  Eureka Entertainment to release JOHNNY GUITAR, Nicholas Ray's extraordinary psychological western starring Joan Crawford and Sterling Hayden, on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK as part of The Masters of Cinema Series from 20 September 2021. Presented in a Limited Edition Set of only 3000 copies featuring a Hardbound Slipcase and 60-page Collector's Booklet.

Joan Crawford (Mildred Pierce) plays Vienna, a saloon owner with a sordid past. Persecuted by the townspeople, Vienna must protect her life and her property when a lynch mob led by her sexually repressed rival, Emma Small (Mercedes McCambridge; All The King's Men), attempts to frame her for a string of robberies she did not commit. Enter Johnny Guitar (Sterling Hayden; Dr. Strangelove: or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb), a guitar-strumming ex-gunfighter who has a history with Vienna.

Mis-understood by US audiences upon release, the film was embraced by European cineastes and is now regarded as one of the greatest western pictures of all time. An intensely stylised masterpiece from director Nicholas Ray. Watch the new trailer at the link above.
  Graeme Clark [22 Jun 2021 at 23:42]
     
  Black Medicine [read more]
  What would Hippocrates say?
  Starring Amybeth McNulty (Stranger Things, Anne with an E), Orla Brady (Fringe, American Horror Story) and Antonia Campbell-Hughes (Kelly + Victor), Black Medicine is a suspenseful new thriller, written and directed by Screen International Star of Tomorrow 2020 winner Colum Eastwood.

Set in the heart of the Irish crime underbelly, Black Medicine follows Jo (Hughes), a black-market medic who carries out illegal operations for the criminal underworld. When she gives refuge to a young girl (McNulty), she must choose between breaking her medical oath or crossing her ruthless employers.

Signature Entertainment presents Black Medicine on Digital Platforms 12th July. Watch the trailer at the link above.
  Graeme Clark [22 Jun 2021 at 23:39]
     
  75th Anniversary of the Central Office of Information [read more]
  Imagine the pandemic public information films they could have made
  To mark the 75th anniversary of the Central Office of Information (COI), the BFI, The National Archives and Imperial War Museums (IWM) are coming together to showcase the broad and eclectic range of work produced by the department. From the Charley Says (1973) public information film series and classic safety films like Lonely Water (1973) and Apaches (1977), to the controversial AIDS awareness campaign, the COI produced some iconic screen moments during its fascinating history. The BFI, The National Archives and IWM have worked together for decades to help preserve the work of the COI, with each archive now selecting material to help tell its story through a series of collaborative events taking place over the rest of the year to celebrate #COI75.

Anniversary celebrations launch with a BFI At Home event on 23 June (19:00, BFI YouTube), a whistle-stop introductory tour of the work of the COI and the diversity of its output and its impact, with illustrated film clips and insights from curators Patrick Russell (Senior Curator, BFI National Archive), Sarah Castagnetti (Visual Collections Manager, The National Archives) and Michelle Kirby (Film Curator, IWM).

Focusing on the four key areas; safety, health, recruitment and migration the compilation includes:
Jet Propelled Germs (1948) - Richard Massingham's film about the dangers of uncontrolled sneezing
Life in Her Hands (1951) - Kathleen Byron (Black Narcissus) stars in this nursing recruitment B-movie that employs all the techniques of postwar 'women’s picture' melodrama to reach its demographic target
Understanding Aggression (1960) - Margaret Thomson’s eye-opening drama-doc, originally used in psychiatric nursing training
Smoking and You (1963) - This educational school programme, the first official anti-smoking campaign film was aimed at young adults
The Smoking Machine (1964) Sarah Erulkar's anti-smoking film warns primary school age children about the drawbacks of cigarettes
Moslems in Britain (1964) A series of interviews about life in the capital with Egyptian Muslims living and studying in London
A Matter of Choice (1965) A peek into the glamorous world and responsibilities awaiting those entering the Women's Royal Air Force, with promises of travel and a hint of sexual freedom
The New Men (1965) A recruitment film highlighting the importance of RAF ground crew, going all out to pique the interest of male viewers
Timepiece (1966) Aspirational round-the-world, round-the-clock view of life in the RAF
Return To Life (1960) John Krish's deeply compassionate documentary on the resettlement of refugees in Britain; made to mark World Refugee Year 1959.
Insaaf (1971), Partly filmed in Urdu and made for the Race Relations Board, aimed at informing Britain's South Asian community of the Board's role in enforcing the 1968 Race Relations Act
Never Go With Strangers (1971) This hard-hitting warning against 'stranger danger' was considered too distressing to be broadcast on television
Talk About Work (1971) - Shot by the now legendary DOP Chris Menges and directed by Ken Loach, this unscripted public information film, made for the youth employment service, eschews traditional modes of sponsored filmmaking for televisual directness
Lonely Water (1973) - The stuff of nightmares, this terrifying film narrated by Donald Pleasence, presents the horrific consequences of playing in or near rivers, ponds and other water hazard
Strangers (1973) - One of the iconic Charley Says animated films, with Charley the Cat, voiced by Kenny Everett, warning of stranger danger
London Line: African Student Families (1975) - Presented by future Labour MP and peer Paul Boateng, this edition of London Line, a cinemagazine screened to audiences abroad, looks at the support available in London for Nigerian students and their families
Apaches (1977) - Directed by The Long Good Friday’s John Mackenzie, this grisly public safety film depicts six children being picked off one-by-one by deadly farming machinery
AIDS - Monolith (1987) Directed by Nic Roeg and narrated by John Hurt, this hard-hitting, controversial film was part of the first major UK AIDS awareness campaign aimed at combating the growing spread of HIV/AIDS

To coincide with the BFI At Home event BFI, The National Archives and IWM will roll out the first of a series of joint curated blogs across the rest of the year on each of their websites, exploring specific themes and COI campaigns in more depth, incorporating materials from each collection.
  Graeme Clark [22 Jun 2021 at 11:03]
     
  Shorta
  Let's be 'avin' yew
  Anders Ølholm & Frederik Louis Hviid's timely, compelling directorial debut SHORTA will be released in UK and Irish cinemas & on digital platforms 3rd September. The film premiered to great acclaim at the Venice Film Festival and recently played at the Glasgow and Dublin Film Festivals.

Police officers, Jens and Mike, are on a routine patrol when news spreads of 19-year-old Talib Ben Hassi's death whilst in police custody. As tensions escalate in the neighbourhood and the community's youth seek revenge, the two officers find themselves in a volatile situation.

SHORTA will be released in UK and Irish cinemas & digital on 3rd September.
  Graeme Clark [22 Jun 2021 at 10:58]
     
  Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins [read more]
  Snake hips, too?
  Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins stars Henry Golding as Snake Eyes, a tenacious loner who is welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan called the Arashikage after saving the life of their heir apparent. Upon arrival in Japan, the Arashikage teach Snake Eyes the ways of the ninja warrior while also providing something he's been longing for: a home. But, when secrets from his past are revealed, Snake Eyes' honor and allegiance will be tested - even if that means losing the trust of those closest to him. Based on the iconic G.I. Joe character, Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins also stars Andrew Koji as Storm Shadow, Úrsula Corberó as Baroness, Samara Weaving as Scarlett, Haruka Abe as Akiko, Tahehiro Hira as Kenta and Iko Uwais as Hard Master.

SNAKE EYES IS EXCLUSIVELY IN CINEMAS FROM 18TH AUGUST - view the new trailer at the link above.
  Graeme Clark [21 Jun 2021 at 23:53]
     

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