Why should the honeymoon phase end? Why can't it last forever...
Down on their luck and searching for work while they wait for their fiancée visa to go through, Tom, a struggling writer, (Jim Schubin - Boardwalk Empire) and Eve, an out-of-work artist, (Chloe Carroll) enter THE MILLENNIUM PROJECT, an experiment run by the mysterious DIRECTOR (François Chau - LOST; The Expanse) and HANDLER (Tara Westwood - The Grudge, 2019). With the promise of $50,000, Tom and Eve agree to live in research facility housing for a month while their relationship is analyzed. Over the course of their stay, Eve slowly starts to go mad as she begins to question if her lover really is the man she thinks he is. Is Eve suffering from cabin fever? Or is the study part of an experiment, and Tom's in on it...?
Who are you married to...? UK digital release: 29th September. Watch the trailer at the link above.
[26 Sep 2020 at 22:52]
The Midnight Sky
So this is where George has been: The Arctic
This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine (George Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe. Clooney directs the adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton's acclaimed novel Good Morning, Midnight, co-starring David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir and Tiffany Boone.
The Midnight Sky will launch on Netflix this December.
Based on Jennifer Hosten's autobiography Miss World 1970: How I Entered A Pageant And Wound Up Making History. Watch a clip at the link above.
In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope. At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly formed Women's Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head.
NOW AVAILABLE ON VIDEO ON DEMAND
Catherine Eaton stars as Liv, a young woman who has never spoken, raised on a remote island by her grandfather Lionel (Harris Yulin, "Ozark"). When Lionel discovers he's dying, he calls the driven, privileged son (Teddy Sears, "The Flash") of his best friend to the island and asks him to protect Liv's independence, alongside Lionel's attorney (Frankie Faison, "The Wire"). That night, as Lionel is reading to Liv, his voice fails him. Liv picks up the book of Shakespeare and begins - first reading, then weaving a new language from Shakespeare's words. She is committed to a psychiatric hospital and becomes a full-blown rebel in the hospital; her increasing violence threatens to keep her locked up for life as she fights for her voice and her freedom.
The Sounding opens on October 20th on US digital platforms. Watch the trailer at the link.
[25 Sep 2020 at 21:04]
The Ladykillers on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital [read more]
To celebrate the 65th anniversary of Ealing Studios' flawless THE LADYKILLERS, STUDIOCANAL will be releasing the first ever 4k restoration of the 1955 black comedy from the original 3-strip Technicolor negative, showcasing director Alexander Mackendrick's vision in its full glory.
THE LADYKILLERS follows the hilarious capers of a group of small-time crooks, taking on more they can handle in the form of their sweet, but slightly dotty, elderly landlady Mrs Wilberforce (BAFTA Award-winning actress Katie Johnson; How To Murder A Rich Uncle). This group of seedy misfits are planning a security van robbery and rent a room from Mrs Wilberforce in her rickety Victorian house next to King's Cross station from which to base their operation. To conceal their true purpose, they pose as a string quartet, though they cannot play a note and are in fact miming to a recording of Boccherini's Minuet. The gang pull off the robbery but none of them could have predicted that their greatest obstacle to escaping with the loot would be their tiny hostess.
THE LADYKILLERS features an all-star line-up of the finest comedy actors of the era: Alec Guinness (Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Lavender Hill Mob) plays the gang's mastermind Professor Marcus; Cecil Parker (A French Mistress) is Claude otherwise known as Major Courtney; Peter Sellers (I'm Alright Jack) is Harry aka Mr Robinson; Herbert Lom (The Pink Panther) is Louis aka Mr Harvey and Danny Green (A Kid For Two Farthings) plays One-Round also known as Mr Lawson. Jack Warner, Frankie Howerd and Kenneth Connor also appear in supporting roles.
THE LADYKILLERS will be released in cinemas on 23rd October 2020 and the 5-disc 4K UHD Collector's Edition (and standard Blu-ray and DVD) will be released on 9th November 2020. Watch the new trailer at the link above - it looks stunning.
Dogwoof are pleased to announce a special screening and exclusive Q&A event hosted by author, Guardian columnist and environmental campaigner George Monbiot on 18 October 2020 featuring I AM GRETA director Nathan Grossman. The highly anticipated documentary will be released in UK and Irish cinemas on 16 October 2020. Tickets for the screening and Q&A are available at the link.
In August of 2018, Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old student from Sweden, starts a school strike for the climate. Her question for adults is this: if you don't care about her future on this planet, why should she care about her future in school? Within months, her strike evolves into a global movement, as schoolchildren from across the world join the #FridaysForFuture strikes and march to demand politicians start taking serious steps to tackle climate change. Greta, a shy schoolgirl with Asperger's, is suddenly thrust onto the world stage as the voice of the next generation.
[24 Sep 2020 at 23:29]
J.R. "Bob" Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius [read more]
Take up the slack
What started out as an inside joke amongst two self-proclaimed weirdos in Ft. Worth, Texas soon becomes much more than they bargained for when they decide to turn their conservative southern ideology on its head and invent a new religion all their own in J.R. "Bob" Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius - in virtual theaters and on demand this October.
From Dark Star Pictures and Uncork’d Entertainment comes the story of a church that’s called "the most aggressively preposterous theology the world has ever known!" But what is the Church? Filmmaker Sandy K. Boone explores the underground movement that has galvanized the imaginative, the artistic, the nerdy, even the deranged - to examine the simmering dystopia in their culture, and do absolutely nothing about it - except, maybe, poke fun at it all.
Directed by Sandy K. Boone, and written by Sandy K. Boone and Jason Wehling, the film features appearances from Richard Linklater, Penn Jillette and Nick Offerman.
J.R. "Bob" Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius will be in virtual theaters October 16 and available on Demand October 20. Try the trailer at the link.
The iconic "gentleman thief" Lupin III returns in an action-packed, continent-spanning adventure, as Lupin III and his colorful underworld companions race to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Bresson Diary, before it falls into the hands of a dark cabal that will stop at nothing to resurrect the Third Reich. The gang undertakes trap-filled tombs, aerial escapades and daring prison escapes with the trademark wit and visual finesse that have made LUPIN THE 3RD one of the most storied animation franchises in the world, in a thrilling new caper that is sure to delight fans old and new.