They got everything here from a diddled-eyed Joe to damned if I know!
Back to school
Oscar® nominees HAILEE STEINFELD (True Grit, Pitch Perfect 2) and SAMUEL L JACKSON (Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained) team up with JESSICA ALBA in the outrageous teen comedy BARELY LETHAL.
Megan Walsh (Steinfeld) isn’t your typical teenager! Trained as a special ops agent under the tutelage of the ruthless Maxwell Hardman (Jackson) in the elite secret training programme known as the Prescott School for Girls, she’s never even set foot in an average high school.
This fun-filled action comedy romp also stars Game of Thrones’ SOPHIE TURNER and JAIME KING (Sin City, White Chicks).
Only in cinemas and VOD from 28th August.
[7 Jul 2015 at 23:17]
The Salvation on Blu-ray and DVD
Taking the Mikkelsen
Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green star in the critically acclaimed western, “The Salvation.” This gritty and beautifully shot tale of retribution, filmed in Denmark, comes from director Kristian Levring and harks back to the classic westerns of old. Saddle up and get ready to ride when “The Salvation” comes to DVD & Blu-ray 24th August 2015 also available to own first on Digital HD 10th August.
The 1870s, among new settlers and outlaws, Danish immigrant Jon (Mikkelsen) has been waiting for years to bring his wife and son to the United States. When he finally succeeds, moments after their arrival they fall victim to a horrific crime. Out of grief and despair Jon kills the perpetrator. His actions unleash powerful forces. His victim’s brother is the ruthless Colonel Delarue who terrorises the town of Black Creek and will stop at nothing to avenge his brother. Betrayed and ostracised by the community, Jon must transform himself from peaceful settler to fearless warrior to save the town and find peace.
[7 Jul 2015 at 23:14]
THE TRIBE is written and directed by Ukrainian filmmaker Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy & tells the story of a deaf mute teenager who enters a specialized boarding school where, to survive, he becomes part of a wild organization – the tribe. His love for one of the concubines will unwillingly lead him to break all the unwritten rules within the Tribe’s hierarchy.
The story is told purely through sign language without the use of subtitles or voiceover & features a cast comprised entirely of non-professional, deaf actors including leads Grigory Fesenko as Sergey and Yana Novikova as Anna.
Release date 14th September May 2015.
[7 Jul 2015 at 23:10]
Man with a Gun on DVD
CULT-favourite actor and B-Movie stalwart Lee Patterson (Reach For The Sky) stars as an insurance claims investigator with a nose for trouble in this late '50s noir thriller; notable as Michael Winner’s first feature-length screenwriting credit. Man With A Gun (cert) is available to own on DVD from 20 June 2015, RRP £9.99, courtesy of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.
Man with a Gun also features the combined talents of John le Mesurier (The Italian Job), Rona Anderson (A Christmas Carol) and director Montgomery Tully (Edgar Wallace Mysteries). The film is presented here in a brand-new digital transfer from original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
A £20,000 insurance claim is lodged when a nightclub is destroyed by fire, and claims investigator Mike Davies is assigned to get to the bottom of things. One suspect is Harry Drayson, the club owner – but if he torched his own property for the insurance, how safe are his other, heavily-insured properties..?
THE NIGHT CREW centers on a group of hard up bounty hunters who must survive the night in a desert motel against a horde of savage border runners. They soon realize that their fugitive, a mysterious Chinese woman, is much more than she lets on.
The title marks the second collaboration between Danny Trejo and director Christian Sema and also stars Paul Sloan, Jason Mewes, Derek Mears, Roberto Sanchez, Luciana Faulhaber, Jacqueline Lord, Chingo Bling, Kaleti Williams & Don Swayze.
The action thriller will be available on all main VoD platforms from July 20th 2015, courtesy of Content Media. The trailer is above.
Summer has begun and The Nomad Cinema opens its gates with six nights at Grosvenor Square over the next two weeks as part of The Grosvenor Film Festival. Kicking off with Stephen King’s classic Stand By Me followed by the quintessential 80s high school drama The Breakfast Club; awkward comedy gold - Napoleon Dynamite; Audrey Hepburn classic - Breakfast at Tiffany’s , Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet and recent jazz smash-hit Whiplash for a special event in association with Nomad partner Jazz FM with a performance by the Neon Saints Brass Band to enhance and celebrate the ethos of the film. We’ll also be celebrating 100 years of Technicolor who won an Oscar for Best Sound Mixing with their work on this incredible film.
The two ‘Breakfast’ screenings are the perfect opportunity for audiences to support Foodbank by bringing along any breakfast items (non-perishables) to donate. The Foodbank is based at Westminster Chapel and provides three days’-worth of nutritionally balanced food to residents in the Borough of Westminster experiencing financial crisis, through a voucher scheme. It is part of a nationwide network of Foodbanks overseen and supported by the Trussell Trust (through training and resources). So bring along any cereal, baked beans, jams and condiments, tea, coffee or melba toast to donate your breakfast to those less fortunate. All non-perishable food and toiletries are welcome. Famed secret London café chain The Breakfast Club are aptly involved and are leading the way with donations by contributing some of their very own delicious Granola. Yum.
[7 Jul 2015 at 22:59]
Life during wartime
From the director of The Duchess – Saul Dibb – eOne is pleased to announce the UK release of the highly anticipated and most intoxicating love story of the year – SUITE FRANÇAISE, an epic drama set against the terrifying chaos of German occupied France. With exceptional performances from Kristin Scott Thomas, Michelle Williams and Matthias Schoenaerts, SUITE FRANÇAISE is available on DVD and Blu-ray from 27 July 2015 and available to pre-order now from Amazon.
France 1940. As Hitler’s armies take control of Paris and bring total occupation to France, Lucile (Michelle Williams) awaits news from her husband who is being held a prisoner of war.
Living with her mother-in-law (Kristin Scott Thomas) and leading a stifled existence, in a town struggling to cope with their terrifying German rulers, Lucile’s life is turned upside down when a handsome and charming German officer (Matthias Schoenaerts) is posted to live with them.
Despite their hopeless situation, they find themselves drawn to each other until the desperate realities of war threaten to destroy them.
[7 Jul 2015 at 22:53]
Misery Loves Comedy
Funny boo hoo
SPECTRUM is pleased to announce the UK theatrical release of Sundance 2015 favourite, MISERY LOVES COMEDY. The film will be in cinemas from 21st August. Featuring more than 50 comedy legends including Tom Hanks, Matthew Perry, Judd Apatow, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Favreau, Lisa Kudrow, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Coogan, Stephen Merchant, Martin Short and Larry David, these icons candidly explore their motivations and inspirations in this hilariously unique examination of the age old question: do you really have to be miserable to be funny?