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  Blair Witch [read more]
  Yeah, I know, but it is directed by the bloke who did The Guest, so...
  A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of James' sister who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence. Slowly, they begin to realize the legend is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined.

IN THEATERS SEPTEMBER 16th. The trailer is above.
  Graeme Clark [23 Jul 2016 at 09:40]
     
  The Lion in Winter on Blu-ray, DVD and EST
  Don't argue with the King
  STUDIOCANAL are delighted to announce that a newly restored version of Anthony Harvey’s 1968 multi Oscar® winning historical drama, THE LION IN WINTER, will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and EST on October 3RD as part of the Vintage Classics collection.

The restoration will receive its World Premiere on the opening night of Cinema Rediscovered at Bristol’s Watershed on July 28 and forms the centerpiece of a tribute to the late cinematographer Douglas Slocombe (Whisky Galore, The Great Gatsby, Raiders of the Lost Ark) running throughout the weekend.

Adapted for the screen by James Goldman from his own hit Broadway play, the witty and intense THE LION IN WINTER received widespread critical and audience acclaim on its release in 1968 and garnered Oscar® wins for Katherine Hepburn (Best Actress in a Leading Role), James Goldman (Best Adapted Screenplay), John Barry (for the film’s score) and a nomination for Anthony Harvey for his Direction.

In addition to Katherine Hepburn (Bringing up Baby, The African Queen), the film stars Peter O’Toole (Lawrence of Arabia, Venus), John Castle (Blow-Up, Man of La Mancha) and features debut film roles for both Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of The Lambs, The Remains of The Day) and Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights, Cromwell).

England, the 12th Century. After the death of his son and heir, King Henry II (Peter O’Toole) is obsessed with finding a new successor, so summons his three remaining sons. Also summoned is his wife, the formidable Eleanor of Aquitaine (Katherine Hepburn), who he has kept imprisoned for the last ten years. As the Royal couple scheme and cajole with their sons, their passions turn from tenderness to fury as they try to determine who should be the future King of England.
  Graeme Clark [23 Jul 2016 at 09:31]
     
  Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
  Space cadets
  Rooted in the classic graphic novel series, Valerian and Laureline- visionary writer/director Luc Besson advances this iconic source material into a contemporary, unique and epic science fiction saga.

Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Valerian has more in mind than a professional relationship with his partner- blatantly chasing after her with propositions of romance. But his extensive history with women, and her traditional values, drive Laureline to continuously rebuff him.

Under directive from their Commander (Clive Owen), Valerian and Laureline embark on a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe. Alpha's seventeen million inhabitants have converged over time- uniting their talents, technology and resources for the betterment of all. Unfortunately, not everyone on Alpha shares in these same objectives; in fact, unseen forces are at work, placing our race in great danger.

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS arrives in theaters on JULY 21st, 2017.
  Graeme Clark [21 Jul 2016 at 23:49]
     
  Cosmos
  Under strain
  Arrow Films is delighted to announce that it will release critically acclaimed metaphysical noir thriller Cosmos, directed by Andrzej Zulawski in UK cinemas from 19th August 2016.

Cosmos follows two young men who arrive at a family-run guesthouse in rural France. Their anticipation of a few days peace and quiet is undermined by a variety of sinister occurrences. A small bird is found murdered, its neck in a tiny noose, a strangely sexualized stain appears on a wall, and a slug crawls across the breakfast tray.

Are these all signs comprising a portent of truly cosmic significance, or merely bizarre coincidences? And is it any wonder that one of the visitors, Witold (piercing-eyed Jonathan Genet) has such difficulty writing his novel, or that his companion Fuchs (Johan Libéreau) prefers to find solace in earthier pleasures?

The final film by the late Andrzej Zulawski, director of the legendary Possession (the only Cannes-winning arthouse film to be officially classified as a video nasty), Cosmos adapts Witold Gombrowicz’s legendarily challenging novel into a beguilingly witty combination of (deceptively) light-hearted French farce and a complex, knowing reflection on the absurdities both of humanity itself and the way that we define our notion of the universe according to our individual hang-ups.
  Graeme Clark [21 Jul 2016 at 23:46]
     
  The Wave [read more]
  Watery, grave
  Experienced, Norwegian geologist Kristian Eikfjord (Kristoffer Joner) has accepted a job offer out of town. He is getting ready to move from the city of Geiranger with his family (Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro), when he and his colleagues measure small geological changes under ground. Kristian realises his worst nightmare is about to come true: the alarm goes off and disaster is upon them. With less than 10 minutes to react, it becomes a race against time in order to save as many lives as possible including his own family.

THE WAVE will arrive in cinemas on 12th August. Check out the trailer above.
  Graeme Clark [21 Jul 2016 at 23:42]
     
  On the Black Hill on Blu-ray and DVD [read more]
  An everyday story of country folk
  Set in the stunningly dramatic Welsh Borders, this evocative adaptation of Bruce Chatwin’s prize-winning 1982 novel, directed by Andrew Grieve (Hornblower, Letter from the East), is presented on Blu-ray for the first time.

Released in a Dual Format Edition by the BFI on 22 August 2016, a variety of accompanying new and archival special features will include an introduction by Andrew Grieve and films by Arthur Elton and Basil Wright from the BFI National Archive.

Chronicling the travails of the Jones family – Amos (Bob Peck, Jurassic Park), Mary (Gemma Jones, Bridget Jones’s Diary), and their three children – the heart of the story is the intense relationship between their sons, identical twins Benjamin and Lewis (played by real-life brothers Mike and Robert Gwilym). Sharing a unique bond, the brothers journey through eight decades of life, death and hardship together, all the while tied to the land on which they were raised.

The epic sweep of the film takes in two world wars, exploring themes of nationalism, class, community, faith and pacifism. Though unrelenting in its portrayal of the raw experiences of rural life, On the Black Hill celebrates the people of the Black Mountains and its landscape, made transcendent by the magnificent cinematography of Thaddeus O’Sullivan.
  Graeme Clark [21 Jul 2016 at 23:39]
     
  The Boss Baby
  Look who's talking now
  DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar invite you to meet a most unusual baby. He wears a suit, speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin, and stars in the animated comedy, DreamWorks' The Boss Baby. The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, DreamWorks' The Boss Baby is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages.

Look out for THE BOSS BABY next year, in theaters March 31, 2017.
  Graeme Clark [21 Jul 2016 at 23:36]
     
  Operation Avalanche [read more]
  Capricorn Two?
  In 1967, during the height of the Cold War, two young CIA agents (Matt Johnson and Owen Williams) go undercover at NASA to investigate a possible Russian mole. In disguise as documentary filmmakers, they tap phones and break into offices while purporting to learn more about the Apollo project. But when they end up uncovering a shocking NASA secret - and a major government cover-up - they decide to embark on a new mission that may put their own lives at risk.

In Theaters September 16th. Try the trailer above.
  Graeme Clark [21 Jul 2016 at 23:31]
     

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