ALL EYEZ ON ME tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur. The film follows Shakur from his early days in New York City to his evolution into being one of the world’s most recognized and influential voices before his untimely death at the age of 25. Against all odds, Shakur's raw talent, powerful lyrics and revolutionary mind-set propelled him into becoming a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his passing.
The feature film is written by Jeremy Haft & Ed Gonzalez and Steve Bagatourian, and is directed by Benny Boom (Next Day Air). ALL EYEZ ON ME stars newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr as Tupac Shakur; Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) as Afeni Shakur; Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as Jada Pinkett; Annie Ilonzeh (Empire) as Kidada Jones; Lauren Cohan (The Vampire Diaries) as Leila Steinberg and Jamal Woolard (Notorious) as Biggie Smalls. James G Robinson and David Robinson from Morgan Creek are producing along with Program Pictures' LT Hutton. The UK trailer is above.
After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn) to travel with her to paradise. Polar opposites, Emily and Linda realize that working through their differences as mother and daughter - in unpredictable, hilarious fashion - is the only way to escape the wildly outrageous jungle adventure they have fallen into.
Snatch your tickets now, and BYOM (Bring Your Own Mom) to see Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn in theaters Mother's Day (USA) weekend.
There's a very important message from Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn at the link above.
[28 Apr 2017 at 19:35]
Aftermath on Blu-ray, DVD and EST
Arnie on the warpath
The remarkable true story of the events that unfolded when a Russian passenger plane collided with a cargo plane over Germany in 2002. 71 people die.
Roman Melnyk (Arnold Schwarzenegger), whose wife and two children were killed in the accident, struggles to cope with the tragedy and desperately searches for answers, and cannot rest until he finds the person responsible for his loss.
Jake, the air traffic controller on that fateful day, also finds his life in pieces. Forced to take on a new identity, his marriage crumbles, he loses his job, and he becomes a ghost of his former self.
The story builds to its tragic conclusion 478 days later when the two strangers finally meet.
The death of Jonathan Demme, Oscar-winning film director, has been announced. He was best known for two of his nineties hits, the hugely successful and influential Silence of the Lambs, and compassionate AIDS drama Philadelphia, but before that he had built up a strong cult reputation with such films as the Roger Corman produced efforts he started his career with, Caged Heat, Crazy Mama and Fighting Mad, then CB comedy Handle With Care, Hitchcock thriller Last Embrace, and true life tale Melvin and Howard (his greatest cult movie).
Come the eighties his work rose in profile with the troubled flop Swing Shift, all-time classic concert movie Stop Making Sense, comedy thriller Something Wild, superb monologue Swimming to Cambodia, and another comedy Married to the Mob. After those nineties blockbusters his work tailed off with bizarre Beloved, flop remake The Truth About Charlie, hit remake The Manchurian Candidate, and dramas Rachel Getting Married and Ricki and the Flash. At home with documentary or fiction, especially well-attuned to music, he leaves a legacy to be proud of.
A British film fan has raised over ten thousand pounds for the national disability charity Sense, by holding a prize draw to win a unique book, packed with over 170 autographs from the cast and crew of the iconic Star Wars films, including Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and British actor John Boyega.
Neil Ellis, 43 from Elstree, Hertfordshire, began collecting the autographs when he landed his dream job in the costume and props department at Lucasfilm, working on the first instalment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, The Force Awakens. At the same time he created a spectacular Millennium Falcon themed bronze-cast to display the book.
Neil says he made the decision that the book should benefit charity early on, but was reluctant to put it to auction as he wanted a "real fan" to win it. He instead invited people interested in winning the book to donate to his online fundraising page, with as little or as much as they like, in exchange for a place in a prize draw. Incredibly, in only a matter of months, the fundraising total has exceeded ten thousand pounds.
Neil said: "This is a truly amazing prize and I’m so pleased a genuine fan has a chance to win it. My friends and family think it's great, but wonder why I didn't compile two, so I could keep one!"
The first star to sign the book was Andy Serkis, and Neil says he was most excited to get Harrison Ford’s name in it. Other stars include Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker from the original series, and new series' directors Gareth Edwards and Rian Johnson.
To celebrate the release of WILSON, debuting at Sundance Film Festival: London, Fox Searchlight are proud to present the redband trailer for Craig Johnson's comedy, WILSON, in select cinemas on June 9. Click the link above to see it.
Directed by Craig Johnson, produced by Mary Jane Skalski and Jared Ian Goldman and starring Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Judy Greer, Cheryl Hines and Isabella Amara.
Harrelson stars as Wilson, a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife (Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter (Amara) he has never met. In his uniquely outrageous and slightly twisted way, he sets out to connect with her.
[25 Apr 2017 at 23:42]
Brian Sanders: Selected Works - From 2001: A Space Odyssey to Mad Men [read more]
The art of the movies
Lever Gallery is delighted to present the first exhibition dedicated to the work of pioneering British illustrator Brian Sanders.
A veteran of the golden age of magazine illustration and the co-founder of the Association of Illustrators, Sanders' solo exhibition will include his trailblazing portraits for magazines such as The Sunday Times and Nova Magazine during the 1960s, his unprecedented illustration work on 2001: A Space Odyssey with Stanley Kubrick up to his 2011 work commissioned by Matthew Weiner for series six of AMC's Mad Men. Chronicling Sanders' long and successful career, the exhibition will include previously unseen and unpublished artwork.
In a story of true outsiders, Masina plays Gelsomina, a naïve young woman sold by her desperate mother to boorish strongman Zampanò (an immensely charismatic Anthony Quinn) to be both his wife and performance assistant as he tours central Italy. Zampanò - a brute by trade and by nature - repeatedly abuses Gelsomina as she struggles to learn the ropes; meanwhile, she finds a kindred spirit in his rival the Fool (Richard Basehart). Soon all three find themselves part of the same travelling circus, but with tragic consequences.
Transcending the dogmatic underpinnings of the early neorealist movement, La Strada was key to exploring a new poetic sensibility in Italian cinema, as echoed in Nino Rota's score; and marked Fellini’s definitive move towards a symbolic cinematic language that combined autobiography with universal concerns.
La Strada returns to UK cinemas on 19th May and on DVD/Blu-Ray and EST from 5 June. The trailer's above.