Destination Wedding will close out Scotland's first Keanu Reeves film festival - KeanuCon. Sunday 28th April 2019 at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow.
From the makers of Cage-a-rama & Weird Weekend, KeanuCon is Scotland’s first Keanu Reeves film festival created to
celebrate the most triumphant Wyld Stallyn himself and trace his career from babe to baba yaga.
Information on the event and the full film programme can be found at the link above. And the wedding movie? Here's the synopsis:
Frank (yer man Keanu) and Lindsay (Winona Ryder) have a lot in common: they both hate the bride, the groom, the wedding, themselves, and most especially each other. For 72 hours, they are trespassers in paradise.
But the weekend's relentless events continually force them together, and if you fight with someone long enough, anything can happen. When the instinct to love proves very difficult to kill, they must decide which is stronger: their hearts or their common sense.
To celebrate the Cannes film festival, MUBI will be showing a selection of the most illustrious titles of the past editions of the festival, ranging from the Romanian New Wave to the slow cinema of Lav Diaz, including Amores Perros by Alejandro González Iñárritu (this year's head of the jury), The Angel's Share by Ken Loach and other gems such as Force Majeure, Wild Tales Only God Forgives and We Need to To Talk About Kevin.
Neo-noir social thriller WHAT/IF explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things. The first season of the Netflix original series focuses on a mysterious woman's lucrative, but dubious offer to a cash-strapped pair of San Francisco newlyweds. All 10 episodes of WHAT/IF will become available to Netflix members worldwide on May 24, 2019.
The Netflix original series WHAT/IF stars Renee Zellweger (Cold Mountain, Jerry Maguire), Jane Levy (Castle Rock, Suburgatory), Blake Jenner (American Animals, Glee), Samantha Ware (Glee), Keith Powers (Famous in Love), Daniella Pineda (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Juan Castano (Shades of Blue), John Clarence Stewart (Marvel's Luke Cage) & Dave Annable (Brothers & Sisters).
Gemini Man is an innovative action-thriller starring Will Smith as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move. The film is directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ang Lee and produced by renown producers Jerry Bruckheimer, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger. Also starring are Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen and Benedict Wong.
Mr Smith says:
"The emotional and physical challenges of making this film have been the most demanding of my career. Ang is pushing the limits to give people an experience in the movie theater that you can't get anywhere else. This is not only an action film, but an exploration of what one's younger self can ultimately teach one’s older self. I'm 50-years-old now, and the irony of becoming 23-year-old Junior in this film is that 23-year-old me wouldn't have been ready for this experience or to take on this role. Our hope is that this story provides something for everyone -- never before seen cinematic wizardry, nuanced, relatable characters and next-level action."
GEMINI MAN OPENS IN THEATRES SOON. Check out the new trailer above.
North London based Unrestricted View Film Festival, opens tonight (Tuesday 23rd April) to celebrate a week of independent film for the fourth year running.
It is also delighted to today announce its 2019 award nominees:
The award winner's announcement and ceremony will take place at 8pm on Sunday 28th April at festival's hub venue, The Hen & Chickens.
Creative Director, James Wren, said:
"This year, we had more submissions than ever so I'm very grateful to my team for helping me select the final programme which boasts a wealth of talent from across the world, from filmmakers of all levels of experience. Every year, this festival showcases exceptional talent from emerging artists and so selecting the award finalists is always a challenging task. I'm so excited to see what these filmmakers, actors, and creatives go on to achieve in their careers and it's great that UVFF gets to be a part of their journey. This festival continues to be a wonderful celebration of independent film at its finest."
The festival's opening night which will take place tonight at 7pm (doors at 6:30pm) with a screening of the film, Dragonflies Only Live For 24 Hours - one of the finalist films in a number of categories - showing at Everyman's Screen on the Green.
Tickets for all shows are available from the link above or on the door.
Slasher is coming to Android and iOS devices this May. For the first time ever, the horror community will be able to connect in unique and exciting ways. This NEW social network will bring an all inclusive horror experience right to the palm of your hand. Horror fans should expect the unexpected in features that haven't been available within the community until now.
"Slasher was created as something I personally wanted in the horror community. It's easy to find news and discussion groups on other social networks, but it's very segmented. You don't get the complete experience that you might find at a convention - with movies, cosplay, books, podcasts, art, music, and vendors all in one place. I wanted Slasher to have that awesome convention vibe. It's important to me to bring everyone closer together and create something that helps us make connections that are meaningful to us. I thought it should be easier to share the things we love, make connections in ways that we haven't been presented with before, and have a great time without all the everyday noise that many of us are happier without. While I have a very thorough plan for adding features to Slasher, we will be launching a simple, but impactful set of features with Phase 1. Actually, the way I've decided to launch might surprise some. Phase 2 will be coming very soon after." - Founder, Damon Della Greca
In John Wick, he came back to seek revenge. In John Wick: Chapter 2, he was forced to repay a debt. And now, after grossing a combined total of nearly $300 million at the worldwide box office, The Boogeyman returns for JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 - PARABELLUM.
In this third instalment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin's guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world's most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.
IN UK CINEMAS ON 15TH MAY 2019. Click the link for a clip.
This is the story of one of the X-Men's most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet. The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we've come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet -- one of their own.
Check out the final trailer at the link above. DARK PHOENIX arrives in theaters everywhere on June 7!