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  Licorice Pizza [read more]
  The return of the Anderson
  LICORICE PIZZA is the story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973. Written and Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, the film tracks the treacherous navigation of first love.

Written and Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Produced by: Sara Murphy, Paul Thomas Anderson, Adam Somner
Executive Producers: Joanne Sellar, Daniel Lupi, Susan McNamara, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth
Cast: Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Bradley Cooper, Benny Safdie

COMING SOON TO UK CINEMAS - watch the trailer at the link above.
  Graeme Clark [27 Sep 2021 at 23:02]
     
  Falbalas on Blu-ray, DVD and digital [read more]
  Fast fashion
  STUDIOCANAL is proud to announce the release of a brand-new restoration of the scandalous 1945 drama, FALBALAS, by Jacques Becker (Touchez Pas Au Grisbi, Le Trou, Casque D'Or). Set in the glamorous world of fashion in Paris and starring Raymond Rouleau (Les Amants de Teruel), Micheline Presle (If a Man Answers) and Jean Chevrier (The Affairs of Messalina), this milestone in French cinema will be available to own on Blu-Ray for the very first time as well as on DVD and Digital. All formats will be available from October 25.

Regarded as one of the greatest films about the fashion industry, the new restoration comes looking and sounding better than ever, is accompanied by a host of extras material and is a great addition to the ever-expanding VINTAGE WORLD CINEMA collection.

Micheline (Micheline Presle), a young woman from the provinces, arrives in Paris to prepare for her marriage to a silk manufacturer from Lyon, Daniel Rousseau (Jean Chevrier). Flush with the romance and excitement of Paris, she ends up falling in love with the best friend of her husband-to-be, the fashion designer Philippe Clarence (Raymond Rouleau). An unremitting womaniser, Clarence seduces her into a tempestuous liaison doomed for failure.

Bolstered by an exceptional cast, FALBALAS is a haunting and evocative piece of work that offers audiences a real insight into both the glamourous world of couture and the gritty realism of the post war era. A must for all fans of French cinema.
  Graeme Clark [27 Sep 2021 at 22:59]
     
  Attack of the Hollywood Cliches! [read more]
  We'd prefer another series of Screenwipe
  ATTACK OF THE HOLLYWOOD CLICHÉS! will premiere globally on Netflix on 28 September.

Joining host Rob Lowe is a bevy of Hollywood A-Listers, Screenwriters, Academics and Critics as they guide us through the funny, weird and controversial clichés which appear on our cinema screens including:

Aisha Harris - Writer, Editor, and Podcaster
Amy Nicholson - Film Critic
Andie Macdowell - Actress
Andrew Garfield - Actor
Anna Bogutskaya - Film Programmer, Broadcaster, Writer and Creative Producer
Anna Smith - Broadcaster and Film Critic
Caspar Salmon - Writer
Daniel Pemberton - Composer
David Edelstein - Film Critic
Ellen E Jones - Film and Television Writer
Florence Pugh - Actress
Francine Stock -Broadcaster, Critic and Writer
Franklin Leonard - Film Executive
Helen O'Hara - Film Critic and Journalist
Ira Madison III - Television Writer and Podcaster
Jack Howard - Filmmaker
James King - Film Critic
James Schamus - Screenwriter, Producer, Business Executive, Film Historian, Professor, and Director
Jess Cagle - Host, The Jess Cagle Show, SiriusXM
John August - Screenwriter, Director, Producer, and Novelist
Jonathan Ross - Broadcaster, Film Critic, Comedian, Actor, Writer, and Producer
Kim Newman - Journalist, Film Critic, and Fiction Writer
Mark Strong - Actor
Nathan Rabin - Film and Music Critic
Richard E. Grant - Actor
Robert Englund - Actor and Director
Sam Hargrave - Stunt Coordinator, Stuntman, Actor and Director
Sanjeev Bhaskar - Actor, Comedian and Television Presenter
The Lucas Brothers - Comedians, Actors, Filmmakers, Writers, and Producers

Attack of the Hollywood Clichés! is a one-off special featuring some of the most famous films in cinematic history along with a plethora of Hollywood A-Listers, Screenwriters, Academics and Critics as they guide us through the funny, weird and controversial clichés which appear on our cinema screens.

Posed in a classic crisp suit, Rob Lowe invites viewers to examine the Hollywood clichés filmmakers can't help but use, time and time again. With the help of the experts, Attack of the Hollywood Clichés! analyses the origins and evolutions of everything from 'The Ticking Time Bomb', to the 'Meet-Cute', and 'Females Running in Stilettos' - there's also a 'Wilhelm Scream' montage for real movie buffs.

Attack of the Hollywood Clichés! is produced by Broke and Bones, with executive producers Rob Lowe, Jon Petrie, Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones. It is produced and directed by Sean Doherty, with Alice Mathias and Ricky Kelehar also serving as directors. Watch the trailer at the link.
  Graeme Clark [27 Sep 2021 at 22:56]
     
  Needle in a Timestack
  Bit desperate for a title, were they?
  In this gripping time-travel story, one man must learn to separate reality from illusion before he loses it all. When everything is seemingly perfect between Nick and Janine (Oscar nominees Leslie Odom, Jr. and Cynthia Erivo), Janine's ex-husband (Orlando Bloom) warps time to seek what’s his, and cause trouble for the couple. Nick must distinguish what's real and what’s not, but with his memories fading and his college girlfriend (Freida Pinto) thrown into the mix, things aren’t what they seem.

NEEDLE IN A TIMESTACK features an all-star cast including Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton, Murder on the Orient Express), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Cynthia Erivo (Harriet, Widows), and Orlando Bloom (Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean). The film is directed by John Ridley (Producer of 12 Years a Slave).

NEEDLE IN A TIMESTACK is available to own from 18th October 2021 and will be on the following platforms: Amazon, Sky, Apple, Chili, Google, Kaleidescape, Rakuten, Virgin UK, Virgin Ireland and Xbox.
  Graeme Clark [27 Sep 2021 at 22:52]
     
  Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini [read more]
  The man, the myth, the legend
  Special Makeup Effects legend, Actor, Director, Stuntman. Tom Savini has redefined the horror genre with his arsenal on talents. But who is the man behind the "King of Splatter?" From his his childhood in Pittsburgh, PA; to his tour of duty during Vietnam, to his beginnings with George A. Romero and beyond. SMOKE AND MIRRORS is the defining documentary on the life and career of horror icon Tom Savini.

Featuring Tom Savini, Danny McBride, Robert Rodriguez, Danny Trejo, Alice Cooper, Greg Nicotero, Tom Atkins, Corey Feldman, Doug Bradley, Bill Moseley, and more!

From Wild Eye Releasing, director Jason Baker's SMOKE AND MIRRORS on Digital October 19. Try the trailer at the link above.
  Graeme Clark [27 Sep 2021 at 22:48]
     
  Voyagers [read more]
  Wasn't this a Scandinavian movie recently?
  STARRING TYE SHERIDAN, LILY-ROSE DEPP, FIONN WHITEHEAD AND COLIN FARRELL

Set in the near future, the film chronicles the odyssey of 30 young men and women who are sent deep into space on a multi-generational mission in search of a new home. The mission descends into madness, as the crew reverts to its most primal state, not knowing if the real threat they face is what's outside the ship or who they're becoming inside it.

With the future of the human race in danger, a group of young men and women, bred for enhanced intelligence and to suppress emotional impulses, embark on an expedition to colonize a distant planet. But when they uncover disturbing secrets about the mission, they defy their training and begin to explore their most primitive natures. As life on the ship descends into chaos, they're consumed by fear, lust, and the hunger for power.

Sky Original VOYAGERS is a euphoric thriller about the explosive awakening of our most primal desires and will be releasing on Sky Cinema and NOW from 8th October 2021.
  Graeme Clark [27 Sep 2021 at 22:45]
     
  Vigil on DVD and digital [read more]
  Big buzz about this one
  VIGIL is the adrenaline-fuelled thriller from the makers of multi-award-winning global hit dramas BODYGUARD and LINE OF DUTY. The mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death on board a Trident submarine bring the police into conflict with the Navy as a high-stakes conspiracy threatens the very heart of Britain's nuclear deterrent.

Starring Suranne Jones (Gentleman Jack, Doctor Foster) Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones, The Good Fight), Shaun Evans (Endeavour, Whitechapel), Anjli Mohindra (Bodyguard, Bancroft), Martin Compston (Line of Duty, Mary Queen of Scots), Paterson Joseph (The Leftovers, Peep Show) Connor Swindells (Sex Education, Jamestown) Adam James (Belgravia, Doctor Foster) and Gary Lewis (His Dark Materials, Billy Elliot), VIGIL is available to buy on DVD from 4th October and on Digital Download now.

When two seemingly unrelated events - the disappearance of a fish trawler and a death aboard a nuclear submarine - bring the police into direct conflict with the Navy and British security services, DCI Amy Silva (Suranne Jones) is tasked with heading an investigation both on land and at sea. Thrown into this highly charged situation, the brilliant but fragile Silva finds her authority increasingly weakened by the forces at play around her, all the while navigating her own personal trauma and loss. This timely thriller reveals a shadowy world where tomorrow's geopolitical struggles are already being played out in the pitch-black waters of the Atlantic.

Written and created by BAFTA-nominated writer Tom Edge (Judy, The Crown) VIGIL is directed by BAFTA-winner James Strong (Broadchurch, Vanity Fair) and Isabelle Sieb (Shetland). Pre-order at the link above, available on DVD on October 4th, on digital now.
  Graeme Clark [27 Sep 2021 at 22:42]
     
  Earwig and the Witch on Blu-ray and DVD [read more]
  You can do magic
  Elysian Film Group Distribution the Studio Ghibli feature film animation EARWIG AND THE WITCH, directed by Goro Miyazaki (FROM UP ON POPPY HILL, TALES FROM EARTHSEA), will be available to own in the UK and Ireland from 27th September. The film is based on the children’s novel of the same name by Diana Wynne Jones (HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE) and marks Studio Ghibli’s first entirely 3DCG animated feature. Produced by Studio Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki with planning from Miyazaki's father, the legendary Hayao Miyazaki (SPIRITED AWAY, MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO), EARWIG AND THE WITCH is the third solo feature from Goro Miyazaki which tells the story of a courageous young orphan forced to live with a selfish witch.

The English language dub version of the film features the voices of Richard E. Grant (Gosford Park, Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Kacey Musgraves ("Golden Hour", "Same Trailer Different Park") and Dan Stevens (Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, FX's Legion), and introducing Taylor Paige Henderson as "Earwig". In addition to her debut voice acting role as "Earwig’s Mother," six-time Grammy Award winner Kacey Musgraves will also record the English language version of the film's theme song, "Don't Disturb Me."

Growing up in an orphanage in the British countryside, Earwig has no idea that her mother had magical powers. Her life changes dramatically when a strange couple takes her in, and she is forced to live with a selfish witch. As the headstrong young girl sets out to uncover the secrets of her new guardians, she discovers a world of spells and potions, and a mysterious song that may be the key to finding the family she has always wanted.

Young readers can also discover the magical story of EARWIG AND THE WITCH by Diana Wynne Jones (Howl's Moving Castle, Charmed Life). The book has been re-printed to tie in with the UK release of the film and it is available now in paperback via Harper Collins. Order at the link above.

Click here to read our review.
  Graeme Clark [26 Sep 2021 at 13:59]
     

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