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  A Solitary Mann [read more]
  Don't Come Knocking
  Loic Zimmerman's acclaimed documentary on San Francisco based artist Jeremy Mann has finally made it to your living room. I say finally because, I for one, have been waiting to see this documentary since it was first announced, and that seems a very long time.

Whether you are interested in art and maybe the process behind it, or that you love Mann's work and want to know more about the him, what I can guarantee is that Zimmerman's documentary delivers on all levels.

Covering Mann at work, seeing him simple carve an incredible city-scape into the canvas, from absolutely nothing with little more than an ink-brayer left me (an aspiring artist) in awe. The documentary is also a (very) rare insight into the man himself, anyone who is a fan of Jeremy's work will know there is scarce information about him on the internet and even less in the way of video showing him at work.

This documentary fills that gap and then goes someway into showing the life of someone who truly eats, sleeps and breathes painting. Jeremy Mann truly is a solitary man. I cannot recommend this documentary highly enough, the only criticism is that it was over so quickly... so I watched it twice, back to back!

Also, I think you would all do well to check out Loic Zimmerman's website here www.loiczimmermann.com, another great artist and one who you have probably already seen his work and never realised. Loic's previous documentary Gamma Wray is also well worth viewing, covering not only the work of artist William Wray, but for you comic buffs, a whole host of superhero artwork which is just fantastic.
  Darren Jones [29 May 2016 at 13:21]
  Carnage Park [read more]
  The grindhouse revival continues

This pure-pulp thrill ride jumps between past and present as it pieces together the puzzle of a shocking crime. It’s 1978 and a bank robbery gone wrong leaves Vivian (The Last Exorcism’s Ashley Bell) the hostage of two criminals on the run. But things go from bad to off-the-rails berserk when she and her captors wind up on the sun-baked desert outpost of a deranged ex-military sniper (Pat Healy), who ensnares them in his deadly game of cat and mouse. Rising horror auteur Mickey Keating (Pod, Darling) directs this gritty, grisly homage to the glory days of grindhouse cinema. Check out the trailer above.


  Graeme Clark [27 May 2016 at 21:11]
  Terrahawks: Volume 1 on Blu-ray [read more]
  Expect the unexpected
  THE CLASSIC British children’s sci-fi series from the legendary creator of Thunderbirds; Terrahawks is to be released on Blu-ray and DVD courtesy of Network Distributing.

Terrahawks: Volume 1 (U) will feature the first 13 episodes, presented for the first time in High Definition from the best available materials, in their original as-transmitted aspect ratio. It will be available to own from 25 July 2016 on Blu-ray and DVD, each RRP £19.99.

Gerry Anderson, the hugely influential creator of Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Space: 1999 made a spectacular return to puppet animation in the early 1980s with an exciting new series co-created with Christopher Burr. Thrilling yet another generation of children (and adults!), Terrahawks introduced a new elite force to defend 21st century Earth against a host of alien invaders.

Led by the heroic Tiger Ninestein, the Terrahawks crew consists of Captain Mary Falconer, his acting second-in-command; fighter-pilot and former pop star Kate Kestrel; the poetically inclined Lieutenant Hiro; and Lt. Hawkeye – the gunner with computer-enhanced vision. Assisted by a legion of charismatic spherical robots known as the Zeroids, they battle a cabal of evil adversaries – none more terrifying than android crone Zelda, the would-be conqueror of all "Earth-Scum"! There's a clip at the link above.
  Graeme Clark [27 May 2016 at 21:06]
  Star Trek: The Exhibition [read more]
  Beam down to Blackpool
  Blackpool - the UK’s biggest family resort which attracts 13 million visitors each year - will play host to a major celebration of the 50th Anniversary Year of the STAR TREK franchise throughout 2016 and 2017 with a series of thrilling events.

Under license by CBS Consumer Products, the resort will host Star Trek: The Exhibition on the famous Golden Mile, from Thursday 30th June and will open daily throughout the year.

The exhibition will take audiences on a journey through the 50-year history of Star Trek, with original props, costumes and scripts that have never previously been seen in Europe – many from private collectors, as well as the opportunity to step aboard a spectacular recreation of the iconic bridge from The Original Series.

Designed by the stage designer Andrew Edwards, the Exhibition will be an experience for fans and families to visit. The exhibition will come alive with an exciting new Augmented Reality app that allows visitors to appear transported. Boldly go, Blackpool!

From Friday 2nd September, Blackpool’s famed Illuminations will showcase a new light feature on the Golden Mile celebrating Star Trek, which will be seen from many miles into space.
  Graeme Clark [27 May 2016 at 21:02]
  A Month in the Country on Blu-ray and DVD [read more]
  What a picture
  A captivating adaptation of J L Carr’s much loved novel, A Month in the Country tells the story of a traumatised First World War veteran Tom Birkin (compellingly portrayed by Colin Firth) who, in the summer of 1920, travels to the beautiful Yorkshire village of Oxgodby to uncover a medieval wall painting in the local church.

Previously unavailable on DVD yet highly sought after, the BFI will release A Month in the Country on DVD and Blu-ray in a Dual Format Edition on 20 June 2016. Extras include new interviews with Colin Firth and director Pat O’Connor (Cal, Circle of Friends, Dancing at Lughnasa).

Almost 30 years later, the film also offers a fascinating chance to see three now very well-known British actors at the beginning of their careers. It was Kenneth Branagh’s first film role, Colin Firth’s third film but his first leading role and the late Natasha Richardson’s second film role.
  Graeme Clark [26 May 2016 at 22:30]
  Conversation Piece on Blu-ray and DVD [read more]
  It's good to talk
  Eureka Entertainment to release Luchino Visconti’s CONVERSATION PIECE, a heartfelt tale of loneliness and intimacy starring Burt Lancaster and an international ensemble cast, in a Dual Format edition as part of the Masters of Cinema Series on 15 August 2016.

Eleven years after The Leopard, the revered Italian maestro Luchino Visconti reteamed with the iconic Burt Lancaster on the lavish Conversation Piece [Gruppo di famiglia in un interno].

A retired American professor (Lancaster) lives a solitary and luxurious life in a house in Rome. His world takes an unexpected turn when he is forced to rent part of his house to a countess and her companions: a lover, a daughter and the daughter’s boyfriend. Forced into interaction with the unruly younger group, the professor’s growing fascination begins to stir the possibilities of a life he had previously kept at arm’s length. The original trailer is above.
  Graeme Clark [26 May 2016 at 22:27]
  Pride & Prejudice & Zombies on Blu-ray and DVD
  Next: Night of the Living Dead with corsets
  Pride & Prejudice & Zombies is a fresh twist on Jane Austen's widely celebrated novel.

A mysterious plague has fallen upon 19th century England, the land is overrun with the undead and feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry.

Casting aside personal and social prejudices, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley) must unite on the blood-soaked battlefield to rid the country of the zombie menace and discover their true love for one another.

On DVD & Blu-Ray from Monday 27th June 2016 and on Digital HD from Monday 20th June 2016.
  Graeme Clark [25 May 2016 at 22:07]
  Gary Numan: Android In La La Land [read more]
  Is music electric?
  perfectmotion ltd in association with Faction Films & Machine Music are very excited, honoured and indeed thrilled to announce that their feature documentary on the godfather of electronic pop music... Gary Numan: Android In La La Land will celebrate its European Premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on 19th June and will also close the East End Film Festival on 3rd July.

A film by STEVE READ and ROB ALEXANDER, Gary Numan: Android In La La Land is part music doc, part road trip and part love story. A film two years in the making, it follows Gary along with his wife Gemma and their three young daughters; Raven, Persia and Echo - On tour, in the studio, on vacation and as he packs up home in leafy England and moves to Los Angeles… It will be released in UK & Irish cinemas from 26th August.
  Graeme Clark [25 May 2016 at 22:02]

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