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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day [read more]
Look on the bright side
This October, get ready to experience a comedy that takes “having a bad day" to a whole new level. Starring Steve Carell (Anchorman, Despicable Me, Evan Almighty), Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the unfortunate exploits of the Cooper family as they endure a hilariously disastrous day, in which everything that can go wrong does go wrong. As each member of the family encounters their own calamities, they rally together and realize that sometimes you need to have the bad days in order to appreciate the good.
Also starring Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey and Bella Thorne, Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” releases across the UK on Oct. 24, 2014 and in it's already out in Scotland. Click above for a clip.
In William H. Macy's moving directorial debut RUDDERLESS, Billy Crudup plays Sam, a former high-profile advertising executive whose life is torn apart by the sudden death of his son. Living off the grid on a docked sailboat, he wastes away his days while drowning his pain in alcohol. When Sam discovers a box filled with his son's demo tapes and lyrics, his own child's musical talent is a revelation for him, a grieving father yearning to reconnect with his son. He begins to explore his son's unknown talent, obsessively learning his songs, until one day he decides to play one of them at a local bar. The song captivates Quentin, a young musician (Anton Yelchin) in the audience, and the two unlikely friends decide to form a rock 'n' roll band called Rudderless that becomes surprisingly popular and revitalizes both of their lives.
Crudup, who gives a searing performance, leads an exemplary cast that includes Anton Yelchin as Quentin, Selena Gomez, Laurence Fishburne and Felicity Huffman. With RUDDERLESS, William H. Macy has gifted us with a poignant and inspirational musical drama about the power of love, forgiveness and redemption.
NOW in Select Theaters, On-Demand & Digital HD. The Rudderless soundtrack is NOW available digitally and will be available on CD October 28th, the album features songs performed by the film's Billy Crudup, Selena Gomez, and the 'band' Rudderless (featuring Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, and Ben Kweller). Click above for the trailer.
BASED on a story by Doctor Who legend Robert Holmes, Public Eye creator Roger Marshall scripts this cult sci-fi thriller from Merton Park studios. Starring Edward Judd (The Day the Earth Caught Fire, Island of Terror), Lyndon Brook (Reach for the Sky, The Spanish Gardener) and the Asian beauty Yoko Tani (First Spaceship on Venus, The Savage Innocents), Invasion (PG) is available on DVD from 3 November 2014, RRP £9.99, courtesy of Network.
Routine tests on a traffic accident victim lead to shocking discoveries when the man's blood is found to be unidentifiable and x-rays reveal a disc embedded in his brain. His fabulous tale of being an escaped prisoner from an alien spaceship takes a turn for the sinister when the hospital staff realise that they're under a state of siege. The trailer is above.
A major new film on the work of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, Filmed In Supermarionation is the definitive documentary about the culturally iconic puppet series which they developed to great success throughout the 1960s. This includes Stingray, Captain Scarlet and, most famously, Thunderbirds - programmes five decades old that still resonate with young and older viewers alike, and which continue to find new audiences to this day.
Directed and produced by Stephen La Rivière, Filmed In Supermarionation is a screen adaptation of his critically acclaimed book, telling the story of the Anderson's productions using a wealth of previously unseen archive footage, new interviews with those involved, and clips from the shows themselves.
This Blu-ray set also includes This is Supermarionation - key episodes in stunning High Definition, most of them for the very first time. Transferred in their original full-screen aspect ratio from the 35mm film materials, the new transfers maximise available picture area and visible detail, presenting the episodes as you've never seen them before - offering a taste of what the 21st century has in store for all Gerry Anderson fans!
Out on DVD, Blu-ray & Limited Edition Box Set 20 October 2014 and via the link above.
[16 Oct 2014 at 22:34]
Batman on Blu-ray and DVD
Let's bring back the Batusi
For the very first time the fan-favorite original 1960’s Batman TV series, starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin, will be available on Blu-Ray™, DVD and Digital HD.
Batman: The Complete Television Series features all three classic seasons of the fan-favorite show, including all 120 original broadcast episodes completely remastered, as well as over three hours of never-before-seen enhanced content including interviews with both Adam West (as Batman) and Burt Ward (as Robin). In addition to favourites West and Ward, the series featured a long list of notable guest stars and cameo appearances over the course of three seasons including Julie Newmar, Cesar Romero, Liberace, Vincent Price, Burgess Meredith, Bruce Lee, Sammy Davis Jr. and many more!
AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY™ FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME FROM 10th NOVEMBER, 2014.
A new book aims to recreate the 80s video store rental experience, with an immersive trip through some of the cult films of the era. Adventures in VHS is a study of 60 horror, sci-fi, violent action and sex comedy movies - as seen through the eyes of a child way too young to be watching them.
Featuring contributions from the likes of Lloyd Kaufman (Class of Nuke 'Em High), Jim Wynorski (Chopping Mall), David DeCoteau (Creepozoids) and Harry Bromley Davenport (Xtro), the book transports author Noel Mellor back to a simpler time, to explore some of the films that shaped his love of genre cinema.
Adventures in VHS opens with a personal and public history of VHS, considering its impact on both the author and the industry as a whole, before picking up 30 or so years later as Noel attempts to source original ex-rental copies of the flicks that adorned the shelves of his local independent store. Among the finds are films like Dark Night of the Scarecrow, Ghoulies, Kindred, From Beyond, Black Roses and many more, all watched on a newly sourced VCR and 21-inch tube television.
"I wanted to make Adventures in VHS as authentic an experience as possible," Noel explains, "not just for me, for the reader as well. The intention was always to make it feel like they people were almost renting these films with me, while I share what makes some of them so special to me."
As well as a written exploration of the films themselves, the book features full colour images of the tapes sourced for the project, allowing the reader to see the glorious artwork that adorned these relics of yesteryear. Follow the link above for more info.
BBC Television’s Out of the Unknown, the classic anthology science fiction series – broadcast between 1965 and 1971 – was daring, ambitious and inventive, drawing from writers of the calibre of John Wyndham, Isaac Asimov, J G Ballard, J G Priestley, Ray Bradbury, E M Forster and Troy Kennedy Martin.
On 27 October 2014, as part of Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder , the BFI will release a comprehensive 7-disc DVD box set that brings together all 20 surviving episodes from the four original series, all digitally remastered from the best available materials.
Created by Irene Shubik (The Wednesday Play, Rumpole of the Bailey), Out of the Unknown employed the cream of British talent to bring a variety of often chilling, sometimes darkly comic, and always thought-provoking science fiction tales to the small screen. Dramatists such as J B Priestley and Leon Griffiths, directors such as Philip Saville and Rudolph Cartier, visionary designers such as Ridley Scott, and actors of the calibre of Yvonne Mitchell, George Cole, Milo O’Shea and David Hemmings were brought together to produce one of the most prestigious science fiction series ever made.
In this special Philharmonia at the Movies: Sci-Fi concert at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall (15 October 2014, 7.30pm), the Philharmonia presents a programme of celebrated themes from some of cinema’s most popular science-fiction movies.
The evening will be hosted by film critic and national treasure Barry Norman, who will introduce the pieces and guide the audience through the music. His career spans over 50 years writing for newspaper columns and presenting flagship BBC and ITV documentaries and programmes. His most notable achievement was being the regular presenter of the BBC Film programme, starting in 1972 with Film 72, which he continued to present until 1998. It was through this that his name became known in households throughout the UK.
Philharmonia at the Movies: Sci-Fi spans the decades of music from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) right up to Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013). It features music from some of the great film composers including John Williams (Star Wars, E.T.), John Barry (it'll be great to hear The Black Hole) and Hans Zimmer (Inception). Book your tickets at the link above.