Monday, 26 September 2016

Arts Alliance Distribution Acquires American Gothic Horror 'THE EYES OF MY MOTHER'


ARTS ALLIANCE DISTRIBUTION ACQUIRES AMERICAN GOTHIC HORROR
 ‘THE EYES OF MY MOTHER’


Hello Folks,
Every so often a film comes along that creates a mild underlying buzz on the internet that looks to become a future classic.  The last time i recall a film that made me take notice was A girl walks home alone at night, And now we have the release and distribution through the Arts alliance of " The eyes of my mother" It struck me as similar in tone from what i have seen to that and also the classic Eyes without a face. I have put the press release below and be sure to watch this space for a review coming very soon,
Jonny T.


LONDON, UK: Monday 26th September 2016 – Today Arts Alliance Distribution announces its acquisition of the critically acclaimed American gothic horror THE EYES OF MY MOTHER, directed by Nicolas Pesce. Arts Alliance will release the film in UK cinemas early 2017 through Park Circus under their Future Classics label. The film will also celebrate its UK festival Premiere at the 60th BFI London Film Festival 2016 on the 9th and 10th October, with the Director in attendance.

The hauntingly beautiful and shockingly original debut from filmmaker Nicolas Pesce stars Kika Magalhaes, Will Brill, Clara Wong, Flora Diaz and Joey Curtis-Green, is produced by Jacob Wasserman, Schuyler Weiss, Max Born, and executive produced by Borderline Films’ Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin and Josh Mond. The film fuses classic horror ingredients with gothic black-and-white imagery and was called the “discovery of this year’s Sundance” by Indiewire’s Eric Kohn, where it was in the Official Selection category.



Francisca (played by Kika Magalhaes in a breakout performance) has seemingly been unfazed by death from an early age - her mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, imbued her with a thorough understanding of the human anatomy. When tragedy shatters her family’s idyllic life in the countryside, her deep trauma gradually awakens some unique curiosities. As she grows up, her desire to connect with the world around her takes a distinctly dark form.



THE EYES OF MY MOTHER will feature in the 60th BFI London Film Festival 2016 on the following dates:

9 Oct 18:30 Prince Charles Cinema
10 Oct 13:15 NFT3 (BFI Southbank)

About Arts Alliance Distribution

Arts Alliance is the leading producer, financier, distributor and marketer of Event Cinema worldwide. They have developed, marketed and distributed over 70 Event Cinema releases, reaching audiences in 4000+ screens in over 70 territories, engaging fans with the arts and cultural content they are most passionate about. Find out more at: http://www.artsalliance.com/


About Park Circus

With offices in UK, USA and France, Park Circus is an impassioned and dynamic international film sales and distribution company with years of experience helping audiences around the world experience classic films back on the big screen. Park Circus represents a number of high profile studios and independent producers, including Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Releasing International, Warner Bros. Pictures, Universal Pictures, ITV Studios, Miramax, Samuel Goldwyn Films, The Cohen Film Collection, Exclusive Media, STUDIOCANAL, Revolution Studios, Renown Pictures, Romulus Films, Handmade Films, Woodfall Films, Icon Film Distribution, Channel Four Television Corporation, and Walt Disney Studios Motions Pictures. Park Circus was the pioneer in making classic films available for Digital Cinema with over 1,500 classic films now available for theatrical distribution in this format. Park Circus Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Arts Alliance Limited group of companies. http://www.parkcircus.com/





Sunday, 25 September 2016

MAYHEM FILM FESTIVAL - Thursdays line up.



Hello folks,
With this years MAYHEM film festival fast approaching i'll be bringing you a break down of what will be happening daily. Today I bring you the line up and details for all that is happening on the opening day Thursday 13th October. Also great news if you are under 25, They have just announced that all tickets for individual showings will be the bargain price of only £4.50!
So the line up for Thursday is as follows,

First up we have the star of The Human Centipede 2&3 Laurence R Harvey in association with Kino Klubb reading two classic H.P Lovecraft tales, The live events are always something special at MAYHEM at this one looks particularly great!
  


MAYHEM FILM FESTIVAL
THE DUKE ST WORKSHOP FEAT. LAURENCE R. HARVEY UC
THU 13 OCT 
Duration: 60m 

"TALES OF H.P. LOVECRAFT"
PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH KINOKLUBB 
Consisting of two classics from the legendary author, ‘From Beyond’ and ‘The Hound’ and told over tracks weaving between meditative pianos and eerie electronica, creating a sonic narrative rich in emotion, tension and fear. TALES is narrated live by Laurence R Harvey, star of HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2 and 3. For this live presentation, the Duke St Workshop delivers an experience employing light, image mapping and much, much more.

“Excellent marriage of spoken word and music that creates a compelling and genuinely disturbing listening experience.” The Quietus

“Moody and absorbing.” Starburst 

Please note this event will start promptly at the advertised time of 7PM.

Next up we have from France "RAW". Over the last couple of weeks this has been getting some great reviews and even reports of people passing out at screenings, Looks like a welcome return to to the visceral French horror from a few years back, Can't wait!




MAYHEM FILM FESTIVAL
RAW 18
THU 13 OCT 
Director: Julia Ducournau
Cast: Garance Marillier, Naït Oufella
Country: France
Year: 2016
Duration: 93m
Everyone in Justine's family is a vegetarian. She decides to study to be a vet and during a hazing ritual, desperate to fit in whatever the cost, she strays from her family principles and eats raw meat. Justine will soon face the terrible consequences of her actions when her true self begins to emerge… An astounding breakthrough for Ducournau, the horror film that wowed the Cannes Film Festival is the must-see debut of the year.

"Original." Variety

"Rare." Screen Anarchy.

Please note this event will start promptly at the advertised time 8.30PM





And finally on the Thursday we have something really special, The UK premiere of HEADSHOT the new movie staring the brilliant Iko Uwais star of The Raid 1&2. It's on at 10.30PM but don't let that put you off as i'm sure from what i have read that you certainly won't be nodding off when this is on!





And there you have it, What are you waiting for get your ticket! I've put a link below and keep your eyes out for Fridays line up coming soon, Also looks awesome! Link below for tickets and more info.
Jonny T.





Sunday, 11 September 2016

The Shallows - Reviewed



"Still reeling from the loss of her mother, medical student Nancy Adams (Blake Lively) travels to a secluded beach for some much-needed solace. Despite the danger of surfing alone, Nancy decides to soak up the sun and hit the waves. Suddenly, a great white shark attacks, forcing her to swim to a giant rock for safety. Left injured and stranded 200 yards from shore, the frightened young woman must fight for her life as the deadly predator circles her in its feeding ground."



Made for $11 million dollars and making an incredible $93 million here we have The Shallows.
Touted as all new shark movies are as the scariest film since JAWS and I have to say it's pretty good. One thing I would advise is to avoid trailers if possible. 
It has quite a slow first twenty minutes but then after that it is pretty much non stop. Fair bit of gore and the shark does look really good. It doesn't rely too much on jump scares which is good and there is always that underlying threat and feeling of being totally helpless.
Our main character Nancy is played really well by Blake Lively and the role is obviously influenced by some of the big screens strong leading ladies such as Ripley etc.
So in summing up don't expect to be terrified as all the taglines say but it really is well worth a watch. Great location and filmed exceptionally well, Oh and the seagull is great!
Have a gander,
7.5/10
Jonny T. 

Saturday, 10 September 2016

MAYHEM 2016 LINE UP REVEALED!


Hello folks,
Jonny T here with the news that we have all been waiting for this years MAYHEM film festival has finally released its schedule and it looks like a cracker!
Some great guests, Some old classics and for me personally it's great to see a few foreign movies in the line up this year, Especially looking forward to the UK premier of HEADSHOT.
At time of this post early bird tickets are still available. I have put all the links and info you need below and i'll update you on the events and showing as more comes out,
See you there!
Jonny T.


PRESS RELEASE.

MAYHEM FILM FESTIVAL 2016 REVEALS FULL LINE-UP

Mayhem Film Festival is proud to reveal its full line-up ahead of its 12th edition on 13-16 October at Broadway, Nottingham. The festival showcases the best in horror, sci-fi and cult cinema through previews, guested screenings and special events each year.

Joining The Duke St Workshop, who will open the festival with a live performance of Tales of HP Lovecraft featuring cult horror actor Laurence R. Harvey (Human Centipede II and III); and Steve Barker who will be presenting his new film The ReZort; Mayhem will also welcome British director Gareth Tunley for a screening of The Ghoul; and Billy O’Brien for I Am Not A Serial Killer. Astron-6’s Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski will close the festival with a screening of The Void and will be joined by producer Casey Walker. Mayhem previously welcomed Adam Brooks, Matthew Kennedy and Conor Sweeney from cult film collective Astron-6 in 2014.

One of Mayhem’s most diverse editions, the programme also includes Italy’s They Call Me Jeeg Robot and the UK Premiere of Headshot from Indonesia’s Mo Brothers – both previously announced – as well as preview screenings of Julia Ducournau’s remarkable debut and Cannes-hit, Raw, Emiliano Rocha Minter’s “fairy tale for adults”, We Are The Flesh, hilarious horror-comedy Don’t Kill It from the director of Big Assed Spider and starring Dolph Lundgren, and Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s latest film, Creepy, about a criminal psychologist and his suspicious neighbours. From the archives, Mayhem will screen Mario Bava’s Planet of the Vampires, which has been restored and remastered under the supervision of Nicolas Winding Refn, as well as H.G. Lewis’s Blood Feast.

With a total of 17 screenings and events, the 2016 edition will also see the return of Mayhem’s Short Film Programme and the fiendish Mayhem quiz, The Flinterrogation hosted by author David Flint.

Early Bird Passes for the full festival are still on sale for £60 until Thursday 15 September. Individual tickets, day passes and full festival passes at the regular price of £70 will go on sale on Friday 16 September at 10am. For more information please visit http://www.mayhemfilmfestival.com

The Duke St Workshop live featuring Laurence R. Harvey is made possible with the support and partnership of Kino Klubb.

Mayhem Film Festival takes place on 13-16 October at Broadway, Nottingham.

The full line-up and schedule for Mayhem 2016 is available below:

THURSDAY 13 OCTOBER

7.00PM THE DUKE ST WORKSHOP Live feat. Laurence R. Harvey
Presented in association with Kino Klubb
8.30PM RAW
Dir. Julia Ducournau, 2016 (FRA) with Rabah Nait Oufella and Garance Marillier
10.30PM HEADSHOT – UK PREMIERE 
Dirs. Kimo Stamboel & Timo Tjahjanto, 2016 (Indonesia) with Iko Uwais and Julie Estelle

FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER

4.00PM WE ARE THE FLESH
Dir. Emiliano Rocha Minter, 2016 (MEX) with Maria Evoli and Diego Gamaliel
6.00PM THE REZORT + Special Guest Steve Barker
Dir. Steve Barker, 2015 (UK/SPA/BEL) with Dougray Scott and Jessica De Gouw
9.00PM THE GREASY STRANGLER
Dir. Jim Hosking, 2016 (UK/USA) with Sky Elobar and Michael St. Michaels
11.00PM PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES
Restored and remastered under the supervision of Nicolas Winding Refn
Dir. Mario Bava, 1965 (ITA) with Barry Sullivan and Norma Bengell

SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER

12.00PM THEY CALL ME JEEG ROBOT
Dir. Gabriele Mainetti, 2016 (ITA) with Claudio Santamaria and Luca Marnielli
2.30PM PET
Dir. Carles Torrens, 2016 (USA) with Dominic Monaghan and Ksenia Solo
4.15PM THE GHOUL + Special Guest Gareth Tunley
Dir. Gareth Tunley, 2016 (UK) with Alice Lowe and Tom Meeten
7.00PM SHORT FILM SHOWCASE
Dirs. Various, 2016 (International)
9.30PM THE DEVIL’S CANDY
Dir. Sean Byrne, 2015 (USA) with Ethan Embry and Shiri Appleby
11.30PM BLOOD FEAST, preceded by GWILLIAM
Dir. H.G. Lewis, 1963 (USA) with Connie Mason and William Kerwin
GWILLIAM is the new outrageous short film from Brian “Crow Hand!!!” Lonano

SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER

12.00PM DON’T KILL IT
Dir. Mike Mendez, 2016 (USA) with Dolph Lundgren and Kristina Klebe
2.00PM CREEPY
Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2015 (JAP) with Hidetoshi Nishijima and Yuko Takeuchi
5.00PM I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER + Special Guest Billy O’ Brien
Dir. Billy O’ Brien, 2015 (USA) with Christopher Lloyd and Max Records
7.30PM The Flinterrogation
8.30PM THE VOID + Special guests Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski and Casey Walker
Dirs. Jeremy Gillespie & Steven Kostanski, 2016 (CAN) with Art Hindle and Aaron Poole


For ticket information, please visit http://www.mayhemfilmfestival.com/



Thursday, 25 August 2016

Mayhem Film Festival to host UK Premiere of HEADSHOT and live performance from THE DUKE ST WORKSHOP feat. Laurence R. Harvey


Hello folks!
Well i'm back from my jaunts around Europe to find that the fireworks have been lit for this years Mayhem film festival, A few titles and an amazing event has already been announced as well as the ridiculously cheep early bird passes are now on sale!
It was looking great anyway then I received news to today that mad me go "Slap my arse and call me Charlie!" that news was the UK Premier of HEADSHOT Starring the legend Iko Uwais. Spinal tap level 11 was reached and that was before what other gems they will have in store for us which apparently we shall find out in September, Phew! I have put the release below and all the link to get your tickets as well as more information. I'll bring you mores news as it arrives,
See you there!
Jonny T


Press Release.

Mayhem Film Festival to host UK Premiere of HEADSHOT and live performance from THE DUKE ST WORKSHOP feat. Laurence R. Harvey

With its 12th edition fast approaching, Mayhem Film Festival is proud to announce it will screen the UK Premiere of Headshot from Indonesian duo, Kimo Stamboel and Timo Tjahjanto, aka the Mo Brothers (Macabre, V/H/S/2), at Broadway, Nottingham.

Starring The Raid’s Iko Uwais as Ishmael, Headshot, follows an amnesiac whose violent past comes back to haunt him. After the young doctor who nursed him gets kidnapped, Ishmael finds himself battling gangs of highly-skilled fighters he may have once worked with in the Indonesian underground, sparking fragments of his identity to resurface.

Taking place on 13 – 16 October, this year’s festival will open with a live performance from The Duke St Workshop, featuring cult horror actor Laurence R Harvey (Human Centipede II & III, The Editor), and presented in collaboration with Nottingham-based film club Kino Klubb. The Duke St Workshop will be performing and expanding from their LP, Tales of H.P. Lovecraft, consisting of two Lovecraft stories – ‘From Beyond’ and ‘The Hound’ – told over an hour-long set through meditative tinkles, sputtering howls of eerie electronica and nightmarish narrations. This haunting audio/visual feast is absolutely not to be missed.



"This year the range of films and genres on offer has expanded, explains Mayhem Co-Director Chris Cooke. So it's great that the hyper action and kinetic violence of the Mo Brothers’ latest film, Headshot, as well as the mind-bending horror of H.P. Lovecraft are represented and exist side by side at our festival. Lovecraft really is a crucial architect of the horror genre and this unique event, organised with the ever excellent Kino Klubb is something we're very excited about."

Mayhem Film Festival will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 13-16 October. Early Bird Passes for the festival are still available at the discounted price of £60 for a limited time only. For more information and to book your passes, please visit http://www.mayhemfilmfestival.com/



Wednesday, 3 August 2016

EUREKA ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE NEW WOLF CREEK TV SERIES ON VOD, DVD AND BLU-RAY


Hello folks,
Jonny T here with some great news that Wolf Creek the TV series is finally getting a UK release!
I personally am a big fan of the movies and in my opinion he second one is the best.
The TV show has already been aired and I know a few folk who have seen it and loved it, I personally can't wait to watch it, Looks like it maybe a whole lazy Sundays viewing sorted!
I have put all details below from the press release and links to pre- order.
Watch this space for a review coming very soon!
Enjoy,
Jonny T.


EUREKA ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE NEW WOLF CREEK TV SERIES ON VOD, DVD AND BLU-RAY

30,000 people go missing in Australia each year, with 90 per cent found within the first month.
The rest are never seen again.


UK: Wednesday 3rd August 2016 – Eureka Entertainment is delighted to announce that it has acquired its highest profile TV series to date with Wolf Creek – a 6 x 60’ psychological thriller which will air on FOX UK from Tuesday 30th August 10pm. Based on the international hit feature film of the same name, John Jarratt reprises his role as murdering psychopath Mick Taylor, wreaking havoc in the Australian outback. Eureka Entertainment will release each episode digitally on demand 24 hours after it has aired on FOX TV, with the DVD and Blu-ray box set available to purchase from 6th October2016.

Wolf Creek follows American teenager Eve Thorogood (Lucy Fry, 11.22.63) on holiday with her family in Northern Australia.  Sadistic killer Mick targets the family, viciously slaughtering them for his own twisted pleasure. Seriously injured, Eve survives the massacre of her parents and little brother, and sets out to bring the killer to justice.  And so begins a chilling game of cat and mouse, with the roles reversed and the hunter becoming the hunted. A Tarantino-esque revenge tale, Wolf Creek reveals Eve’s complex and extraordinary journey, as she evolves from child to adult, from prey to predator. But can she triumph over Mick Taylor, evil incarnate?

Adapted for television by Peter Gawler, Greg McLean and Felicity Packard, Wolf Creek is a Stan Original Series, produced by Screentime and distributed by Zodiak Rights, both Banijay Group companies, in association with Emu Creek Pictures and financed with the assistance of Screen Australia and the South Australian Film Corporation.

Ruth Brukarz-Schofield at Eureka Entertainment said: "This is a really exciting deal and major acquisition for Eureka. It will be a must own package for fans of the first two Wolf Creek movies, genre & horror fans, and any self-respecting fan of international television. We look forward to working alongside Fox TV and helping the show reach a wider UK audience, ahead of the third movie in the series. We expect this will be the first of many international TV titles to add to Eureka's roster, alongside our award winning and critically acclaimed Masters of Cinema Series, as we celebrate the current culture of 'binge watching.’ "

The first episode will be available On Demand on Thursday 1st September 2016 with the following 5 episodes every subsequent Thursday. It will be available as download to own (DTO) via iTunes, Amazon, PS and Xbox.

Episode 1 – 1 Sept 2016
Episode 2 – 8 Sept 2016
Episode 3 – 15 Sept 2016
Episode 4 – 22 Sept 2016
Episode 5 – 29 Sept 2016

The DVD and Blu-ray box sets will be available from 6th October:
·         3 discs in the DVD set, 2 disc in the Blu-ray set

·         RRP for both sets will be £24.99

                AMAZON LINKS

·         DVD Cat No.: EKA40397 / 5060000403978   http://amzn.to/2araZ4S

·         BLU-RAY Cat No.: EKA70249 / 5060000702491  http://amzn.to/2arbmfW







Sunday, 5 June 2016

10 Cloverfield Lane - Reviewed.



After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

Director: Dan Trachtenberg
Writers: Josh Campbell (story), Matthew Stuecken (story)
Stars: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr.





10 Cloverfield lane doesn't really have a lot to do with the first one apart from the fact of it's in a different location after the attacks of the original film have taken place, A bit like Fear The Walking Dead. Saying that I did really enjoy it. John Goodman plays a brilliant part as well as the two characters who he kindly lets share his post apocalypse bunker. The film is pretty much all dialogue but that's not a bad thing as it flows along nicely.
The tension levels are very high and even I was thinking when they said they could be down there for at least two years started to feel claustrophobic!
I Can' really reveal too much about what happens within the conversations but needless to say there are a fair phew questions that have to be asked about all the characters.
The ending I felt did get a little silly but overall a lot better than I thought it would be and well worth tracking down. One thing I will say though is that I was hoping to catch this in the cinema but missed out but really cannot see the point of it being on the cinema in IMAX 3D??
Well worth a watch though,
8/10
Jonny T.