Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON will be released in UK cinemas on April 23, 2015. The latest featurette is above.
Why are we fascinated by murder? Inspired by the killing of British student Meredith Kercher in Italy, FACE OF AN ANGEL looks beyond the salacious headlines to explore both the media and the public’s obsession with violent stories, whether fictional or real.
Thomas Lang (Daniel Brühl) is a film director who is offered the chance to adapt a book by American journalist Simone Ford (Kate Beckinsale), which recounts the controversial trial of American student Jessica Fuller for the murder of her flatmate Elizabeth Pryce. To help with his research, Simone takes Thomas to Siena, where he is disturbed by the media frenzy that has developed around the case.
THE FACE OF AN ANGEL is in cinemas today. The trailer is at the link above.
[27 Mar 2015 at 20:01]
The Carl Theodor Dreyer Collection on Blu-ray [read more]
Laugh along with Carl
Carl Theodor Dreyer is one of world cinema's most enduringly praised filmmakers. His visually arresting, intensely austere style has been a major influence on Lars von Trier and Carlos Reygadas, amongst others. Released by the BFI on 20 April 2015, this strictly limited edition Blu-ray box set presents a number of his most revered films alongside some of his lesser-known fiction and documentary shorts, as well as an extensive selection of extra features.
The eleven films included in this set are:
Master of the House (1925) / Good Mothers (1942) / Day of Wrath (1943) / The Fight Against Cancer (1947) / The Village Church (1947) / They Caught the Ferry (1948) / Thorsvaldsen (1949) / Storstrøm Bridge (1950) / A Castle Within a Castle (1955) / Ordet (1955) / Gertrud (1964)
Premièred at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival mere weeks before its director's sudden death at 92, the final film by master filmmaker Alain Resnais (Hiroshima mon amour, Last Year at Marienbad, Muriel, Mélo, Providence) marks his third adaptation, penned by Laurent Herbiet and Alex Reval, of a work by the English playwright Alan Ayckbourn (following Smoking / No Smoking and Private Fears in Public Places).
When the eponymous George Riley, never seen on-screen, discovers he's been diagnosed with a terminal illness, a circle of friends (played by such powerhouses as Sabine Azéma, André Dussollier, and Hippolyte Girardot), rally and spur him to take part in a play (another Ayckbourn work: Relatively Speaking) with the hope of enriching his final months. Soon after, however, George regains his life-force with full verve, and reattracts the women in his group, threatening their own domestic stability.
Eureka Entertainment to release LIFE OF RILEY, the final film by master filmmaker Alain Resnais, on Blu-ray & DVD in a Dual Format edition as part of The Masters of Cinema Series on 25 May 2015.
Great Point Media is pleased to announce the 22nd May 2015 release of UP ALL NIGHT, the big-screen movie spin-off from the CBBC’s BAFTA winning hit kids TV show Friday Download. The trailer is above.
UP ALL NIGHT sees the gang heading off for a holiday road trip together, which very quickly turns into a total nightmare, in more ways than one. Their van breaks down outside a creepy old mansion; there's no phone signal and no alternative but to knock on the door and ask for help. Big mistake. Caleb and Clara, an oddly welcoming but sinister brother and sister who live there, are definitely hiding something. Turns out, what they're hiding is that this creepy old mansion is haunted, and it's about to be knocked down. The gang's divided loyalties play havoc with their conscience - run away from their new oddball friends or pay back their kindness? They decide to do all they can to save the house with a special Friday Download music festival. Big mistake no 2. It seems the house has some secrets that suggest it would be best if it was knocked down after all...
Based on Tony Award winning Jason Robert Brown’s hit off-Broadway musical starring Anna Kendrick, THE LAST FIVE YEARS will receive an exclusive two week theatrical run in the heart of London’s West End at The Empire Leicester Square before being released on VOD on 1 May and DVD on 4 May.
A touching story of heartbreak and passion, THE LAST FIVE YEARS stars Academy Award® nominee Anna Kendrick alongside up and coming leading man Jeremy Jordan. The honest and funny portrayal documents the highs and lows of a couple’s five year relationship. Told almost entirely through song, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, which received its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, is directed and adapted for the screen by Academy Award® nominee Richard LaGravenese (P.S. I LOVE YOU). The trailer is above.
[26 Mar 2015 at 21:40]
Road to Paloma on Blu-ray and DVD
Take a trip with Jase
Jason Momoa, star of Conan The Barbarian, Game Of Thrones and soon to star as DC Comics superhero Aquaman, makes his directorial debut with the striking ROAD TO PALOMA, available to own on DVD and Blu-ray on 6 April 2015, courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment.
A WWE Studios production, this exhilarating road movie, is also written and produced by Momoa and also stars his wife Lisa Bonet (Angel Heart, The Cosby Show.)
Momoa, himself part Native Hawaiian and with Native American ancestry - is Wolf, a Native American who flees from the authorities after exacting revenge on the gang who brutally attacked and murdered his mother.
While on the run across the US on his motorbike, he meets Cash, an itinerant musician and the pair become unlikely pals. As they head off across the Wild West on Wolf’s chopper, deep secrets are revealed as Wolf searches to find redemption.
With wide open plains, gorgeous but desolate scenery and plenty of surprises along the way, ROAD TO PALOMA is a thrilling ride and shows another side to Momoa’s talents.
Winner of three Academy Awards and four BAFTA's including Best Actress for Julie Christie, Darling is the story - based on fact - of a goodtime-girl of the era. She's a freelance female who moves from bed to bed on the presumption that fidelity means having only one man in it at a time, and opportunistically bends her ambitions to take advantage of whatever (or whoever) the moment offers her.
There are three men in her life, each of whom willingly or involuntarily helps her on her way to the top: Dirk Bogarde plays a TV interviewer, an honest man striving to tell illusion from reality; Laurence Harvey, an advertising executive, totally cynical about manipulating society's values; and Roland Curram, a gay magazine photographer battening parasitically on glossy society. There is also a 'fourth man' - the one whom Darling marries, only to find herself a prisoner of the smart world she has conquered.
RELEASED ON BLU-RAY, DVD & EST ON 30TH March 2015. The trailer is above.