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  Sonic the Hedgehog [read more]
  SingalongaSonic
  Prior to the upcoming release of Paramount Pictures' upcoming major motion picture, Sonic The Hedgehog, hip-hop superstars Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty and Sueco the Child have teamed up for a new single titled, "Speed Me Up."

The theme song produced by superstar producer duo Take A Daytrip (Lil Nas X, Big Sean, YBN Cordae) arrives alongside an exciting companion visual, which sees all four artists transformed into 16-bit Sonic characters. Together, the group mixes rapid fire lyrics over hip-hop infused 80s nostalgia production for a collaboration of blockbuster proportions. Click the link to watch/listen.
  Graeme Clark [25 Jan 2020 at 09:55]
     
  An Accidental Studio
  Tribute to Terry
  Following the sad news of Terry Jones' passing this week, AMC will be honouring the comedy icon and his contribution to the British film industry as well as global pop-culture by airing the feature documentary "An Accidental Studio" at 7pm on Sunday, 26 January.

"An Accidental Studio" covers the history of HandMade Films, the iconic film studio behind Monty Python's hit movie Life of Brian, directed by Jones himself. The documentary includes interviews with key players, such as Richard E. Grant, Bob Hoskins and Michael Palin, and captures an extraordinary time in film history through the eyes of directors, actors and producers, including the man who started it all, former Beatle and music legend George Harrison.
  Graeme Clark [25 Jan 2020 at 09:51]
     
  Blue Story on DVD and digital [read more]
  Friendship tested
  From creator of SHIRO'S STORY, RAPMAN brings you his first full length feature, BLUE STORY, which is available to Download & Keep from 16th March and on DVD from 30th March

The remarkable British box office success story BLUE STORY, created, written, directed and narrated by award winning UK music artist Rapman will be available to Download & Keep from 16th March and on DVD from 30th March courtesy of Paramount Home Entertainment.

Best friends Timmy (Stephen Odubola) and Marco (Micheal Ward) go to the same high school in Peckham but live in neighbouring London boroughs. When Marco's beaten up by one of Timmy's primary school friends the two boys wind up on rival sides of a never-ending cycle of postcode gang war in which there are no winners... only victims.
  Graeme Clark [25 Jan 2020 at 09:48]
     
  The Wild Goose Lake on digital
  China noir
  MUBI is delighted to announce that Diao Yinan's THE WILD GOOSE LAKE will be available to stream exclusively from 28 February 2020.

The fourth feature from writer-director Diao, whose 2014's investigative drama Black Coal, Thin Ice won the Golden Bear at the 2014 Berlinale, THE WILD GOOSE LAKE is a hyper-stylish, sumptuously shot crime drama starring Hu Ge (as Zhou Zenong), Gwei Lun Mei (as Liu Aiai), Wan Qian (as Yang Shujun), Qi Dao (as Hua Hua) and Liao Fan (as Captain Liu).

In the sprawling central Chinese city of Wuhan, a network of lakes offers dead space amidst the urban chaos. The lakes are ideal places to hide, and when crime gang leader Zhou (Hu Ge) needs to lay low, he looks for anonymity amidst this hinterland's neon-lit hangouts. There he meets a mysterious girl (Gwei Lun Mei) who works for Zhou's boss and who may or may not be there to save him. From this moment, their paths intertwine, with both running away from their past, in search of freedom and redemption.

This exhilarating, intricate gangland thriller laces slow-burn atmospherics with abrupt outbursts of staccato action and boiled-down characterisation delivering a definitive Chinese, contemporary neo-noir.
  Graeme Clark [23 Jan 2020 at 23:27]
     
  No Fathers In Kashmir
  The missing
  Noor (Zara La Peta Webb) is a selfie-obsessed British teen who reluctantly journeys to conflict-torn Kashmir with her mother, Zainab (Natasha Mago), who must get her husband's death certificate signed by her in-laws in order to remarry.

In Kashmir, she meets Majid (Shivan Raina), a local Kashmiri boy smitten by her exotic foreignness. A tender fondness blossoms between this charming pair, pulled even closer together when Noor makes a sinister discovery: both Majid and her fathers were probably tortured and killed during interrogations, making them 'disappear' decades ago in 'crackdowns' by the army.

Not knowing if their husbands are dead or alive their mothers have since lived as 'half-widows' and both Noor and Majid have lived as 'half-orphans' - the army denying involvement and refusing information, leaving entire families in limbo ever since.

RELEASES IN UK CINEMAS ON FRIDAY.
  Graeme Clark [23 Jan 2020 at 23:25]
     
  Flint on digital [read more]
  Scandal in the water
  From Upstream Flix and director David Barnhart comes the story of an American city poisoned by their own state, Flint.

Against the backdrop of a post-World War 2 bustling Flint, full of hope and promise of the good life from General Motors, we learn of the suffering of residents, including Jim Dixon who is suffering from kidney failure, and Alicia Nicola Sears, who details the health impacts of lead on people, and we hear from experts such as Anna Clark and Will Sarni.

Flint: The Poisoning of an American City traces the timeline of the city's interaction with the Flint River - from the continued abuse and neglect of both city infrastructure and environmental regulations, to subsequent population decline, through to Michigan's 2013 appointing of outside emergency managers. This poisonous mix of factors created a crisis which has gone on for five years, resulting in record high levels of lead in the drinking water of the city.

Available On Demand January 27. Trailer's above.
  Graeme Clark [23 Jan 2020 at 23:21]
     
  The Elephant Man
  A human being
  To mark the 40th anniversary of its original theatrical release, STUDIOCANAL is proud to announce the release of the first ever 4K and Ultra HD version of THE ELEPHANT MAN in UK cinemas this Spring.

Directed by the celebrated David Lynch, this critically acclaimed masterpiece will return to cinemas newly restored on March 13 before being available, complete with brand-new extras, on digital, DVD, BD and a 4k UHD Collector's Edition with a 64 page booklet and artcards on April 6. A Special Steelbook edition will also be available to own.

An intensely moving true story of humanity and bravery, THE ELEPHANT MAN won 3 BAFTA awards including Best Film and Best Actor, and received 8 Oscar nominations on release in 1980. Boasting an exceptional lead performance from John Hurt (Alien, 1984, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) in the iconic role of John Merrick, the stellar cast features Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of The Lambs, The Two Popes), John Gielgud (Gandhi, Julius Caesar), Anne Bancroft (The Graduate, The Miracle Worker), Hannah Gordon (Watership Down), Freddie Jones (Dune), Wendy Hillier (A Man for All Seasons) and Michael Elphick (Gorky Park).

The new 4K restoration of THE ELEPHANT MAN was carried out at L'Immagine Ritrovata (Bologna and Paris) under the supervision of David Lynch, who also personally curated the color correction which took place at Fotokem (Los Angeles). The restoration was created from the Original Camera Negative with the latest HDR 16bit workflow used in order to obtain the best possible result. As a result, the black and white image has been restored to its original look.
  Graeme Clark [22 Jan 2020 at 23:41]
     
  Magic on Blu-ray [read more]
  Gottle of geer
  Second Sight sprinkles its Magic on Anthony Hopkins' 1978 horror classic with its first UK Blu-ray release set to arrive this March with a host of brilliant special features.

With the continuing popularity of creepy dolls on screen from Hugo to Annabel via the many incarnations of Chucky, we meet one of the original devilish dummies: Fats... the side-kick from hell. Adapted for the big screen by William Goldman from his best-selling book, Magic is directed by Richard Attenborough and arrives on Blu-ray on 23 March 2020.

Corky (Hopkins - The Silence of the Lambs, The Two Popes) is a shy magician who just can't get a break, but when he introduces foul-mouthed ventriloquist doll, Fats, to his act, his star begins to rise. With the chance of hitting the big time finally on the cards, the pressure starts to get to him. In a panic Corky flees the big city, returning to the security of his hometown. When he reunites with old high school flame Peggy (Ann-Margret - Tommy, Grumpy Old Men), love could be in the air. But Fats doesn't approve and he's about to create carnage. Who’s really pulling the strings?

It’s time for some Magic... but beware, the demonic dummy will have you screaming for mummy.
  Graeme Clark [22 Jan 2020 at 23:37]
     

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