Tuesday, 18 August 2015

INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 - COMING OCTOBER 12TH






Insidious wasn't bad Darth Maul in a ghost film ripping off Poltergeist blah blah blah, Insidious 2 I saw at the cinema with my nephew in an afternoon surrounded by teenagers on phones screaming even before anything happened, One of the worse afternoons and cinema experiences ever, I dodged going to see Insidious 3, Not because they were bad films but being a grumpy old fart I couldn't pay that much money and go through that again! Reading the reviews Insidious 3 sounds pretty promising, A prequel so it could be interesting I guess, only time will tell, watch this space for a review coming very soon,
Jonny T.
Truly Terrifying (Fake Tan and nose job. On the right)





"Shockingly good" ★★★★ - The Daily Telegraph

From the makers of Saw, Sinister and The Conjuring comes the third chapter of this terrifying series. Exploring the earlier experiences of psychic Elise (Lin Shaye), Insidious: Chapter 3 is a genuinely scary thrill-ride with a chilling atmosphere and jump-out-of-your-seat scares.

Starring

Dermot Mulroney(The Grey, Stoker, TV’s Shameless), Lin Shaye (Insidious, A Nightmare on Elm Street, There’s Something About Mary), Angus Sampson (Insidious, Mad Max: Fury Road, TV’s Fargo), Stefanie Scott (Wreck it Ralph, No Strings Attached)

Writer & Director

Leigh Whannell (Writer of Saw, Dead Silence, Insidious, Cooties)

Synopsis

The terrifying prequel that takes Insidious back to the beginning…

When teenager Quinn Brenner (Stefanie Scott) senses that her late mother is trying to contact her, she seeks help from gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye). However, Elise's tragic past makes her reluctant to use her abilities. After Quinn is attacked by a malevolent entity, her father (Dermot Mulroney) pleads with Elise for help. With support from two parapsychologists, Elise ventures deep into The Further -- where she finds a powerful demon with an insatiable craving for human souls.


It’s rare for the third installment of any franchise to live up to the standards of its predecessors, but with its creepy atmosphere, big scares, and nightmarish demons, Insidious: Chapter 3 is a more than worthy addition to the successful franchise. It’s little wonder: Leigh Whannell is the creator of the hugely successful Saw and knows the genre’s terrifying ins and outs perfectly. He’s not only one of horror’s most creative minds but also a master of tension and timing. Leigh once again returns to the role of crackpot ghost hunter, Specs; starring alongside an excellent cast that includes genre veterans (Lin Shaye), current hot stars (Dermot Mulroney), and emerging talent (Stefanie Scott). This is one prequel horror fans won’t want to miss!




Monday, 17 August 2015

'The Krays ­ Kill Order' Sensational Feature Documentary in cinemas 4 September and DVD 14 September

THE KRAYS – KILL ORDER

IN CINEMAS & ON DEMAND FRIDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 

ON DVD MONDAY 14 SEPTEMBER


Ronnie Kray do you know my name? Mozza once sang at a period when he had an obsession with the Kray twins, I also went through a period a while back, Reading everything I could, Watched all the videos I could find, Mostly all cash in "I said hello to them once" bollocks, But like old Charlie Manson at the end of the 60's and his family that defined the end of an era of  in the U.S.A The Kray twins unknowingly replicated that in the UK, The glitz the glamour, The petty crime and eventual murderous rampages and expanding  to the states and the Mafia that was a step too far, With the great Tom Hardy playing both twins in the upcoming movie "Legend" this looks to be a great companion piece, When you  think you have read it all here is more, Review coming very soon,
Jonny T 



Release Details
Ronnie and Reggie Kray remain the most notorious criminals in British history. Legends to many, their fame was built on a fearsome reputation and almost mythical celebrity-like status, but who were the real Kray twins?
 
Now in a sensational new feature documentary The Krays – Kill Order, the true story of the men behind the myth is revealed; by those on the inside. 

This eye-opening film features shocking revelations from the men who stood shoulder to shoulder with the fearsome brothers including Freddie Foreman, Frankie Fraser, Eddie Richardson, Albert Donoghue, Lenny Hamilton, Billy Frost, Jimmy Tippett Snr., Albert Chapman, Toby Von Judge, Maureen Flanagan and Bernard O’Mahoney plus some never heard before audio recordings of Reggie Kray.



 
Directed by Christopher Matthews and produced by double BAFTA nominated Revelation Films, The Krays – Kill Order comes to UK cinemas and download on 4 September 2015, followed by its DVD release on 14 September 2015 from Metrodome. 

The Krays – Kill Order is a fascinating exposé that will thrill and shock in equal measure as scandalous new evidence comes to light from within their circle of trust.

Friday, 14 August 2015

That's it I'm finished, Goodbye - Sharktopus VS Whalewolf!


Sharktopus VS WhaleWolf, Really? Sharknado 3 etc...............
Now, I do love a great B movie but surely this has got to be coming to the end of it's run, These films are terrible, The CGI is terrible, The scripts are terrible and the acting terrible. All basically 80's popstars and actors that can't get work jumping onto the SYFY wagon, leave it!!
Now, I love Roger Corman but these films are truly just using his name to push them but even Roger Corman fans see these films and don't bother, I mean, Have you seen Sharknado 3????
Any rant over and I'm done with the SYFY films now, But I know some still enjoy them so good luck for the future!
Jonny T.

OFFICIAL TRAILER.






Sunday, 9 August 2015

The Death Of "Superman Lives" what happened? - Reviewed.


I really don't know where to start with this review, So many frustrating points, A good point to start would be to ask why the fuck didn't "Superman Lives" ever get made?
Now I know that photograph of Nicolas Cage as Superman has been floating around the internet for a good while now..........


But don't let that one photograph fool you, what Tim Burton had lined up sounded easily on par with his Batman movies."Jonny your a fool!!" I hear you say and yes I know I am but believe me, Watch this and you may change your mind. Now it is said within the documentary that Bryan Singer director of the truly bland "Superman Returns"used to carry the above photograph with him and when questioned by studio executives about the look of his Superman he would produce the said photograph and comment "Well, At least it doesn't look like this!" Ha, Ha, Move on. 

The first script was written by super Fan-boy the one and only Kevin Smith who features heavily and rather amusingly in this, Along with his backwards and forward separate conversations, Film maker Jon Schnepp talks with Kevin Smith and Hairdresser turned producer Jon Peters. Now Jon Peters is another story all together.



Jon Peters is what you would expect to see from a Hollywood money man, Kevin smith tells the story of how he wrote his script and took it around to read to Peters, The story goes that when Smith arrived Peters made him read it to him whilst he lay down envisioning the film on his ceiling, It may sound ridiculous but it is confirmed by Peters!  Jon Peters idea so it goes was that h didn't want those pants on the outside, Didn't want Superman to fly but did want a giant spider and what he wants he usually gets, Now with the giant spider he eventually did get that in another movie but watch the documentary to find out what dreadful movie that eventually ended up in.


So in summing up, The Death Of Superman lives is brilliant and frustrating in equal measures, You have to feel for the people involved, The story boarders the suit makers, Nicholas Cage and Tim Burton, I was surprised how far the project actually went and even more surprised on which film the studio made instead, Shocking to say the least, Watch this and you'll agree I'm sure! Seek it out, Great stuff,
9/10
Jonny T.

Official Trailer.












Tuesday, 4 August 2015

R. D. Laing 'Asylum' mental health documentary on DVD for the first time 10 August 2015






Hello Folks,
Now,Have you ever hear of R.D Laing? Well I had many year ago when reading books and watching various documentaries about old style Asylums but he had slipped my mind until I saw that this was being released. Basically what you see and read is beyond shocking and up to very recent times how so called "Mentally ill" people were treated, Electric shock therapy, Isolation 24/7 and even the tried and tested 100% failure that was the good old labatomy. But R.D. Laing tried to change that,Now it has to be said that those huge asylums were making an incredible amount of cash off the families that didn't know where to turn or who to turn to that had a family member with the likes of depression but  R.D Laing pioneered treatment and is himself in my eyes a pioneer. I personally can't wait to see this and the Bio-pic of an unforgotten Scottish Legend. Review coming very soon,
Jonny T.





ASYLUM


Trailblazing psychiatrist R.D. Laing changed the way mental illness was treated with his unique approach to therapy and in the early 1970s he allowed a film crew access to a group of his patients in one of the most incredible fly-on-the-wall documentaries ever made, Asylum. Now this fascinating film makes its UK DVD début courtesy of OEG Classic Movies. With David Tennant on board to play the renowned Glasgow-born analyst Ronald David Laing in a major new biopic, this timely release gives an insight into mental illness as film-maker Peter Robinson and his crew enter the world of the schizophrenic residents of a hospital in Archway, London. Filmed over a seven-week period the film takes us behind the doors and into the lives of mentally ill patients and Laing's controversial approach to healing them through compassion and freedom. Originally released in 1972 this groundbreaking film comes to UK DVD for the first time on 10 August 2015 complete with a slew of fascinating special features.


"Ronald David Laing (7 October 1927 – 23 August 1989), usually cited as R. D. Laing, was a Scottish psychiatrist who wrote extensively on mental illness – in particular, the experience of psychosis. Laing's views on the causes and treatment of serious mental dysfunction, greatly influenced by existential philosophy, ran counter to the psychiatric orthodoxy of the day by taking the expressed feelings of the individual patient or client as valid descriptions of lived experience rather than simply as symptoms of some separate or underlying disorder. Laing was associated with the anti-psychiatry movement, although he rejected the label.Politically, he was regarded as a thinker of the New Left"

Monday, 3 August 2015

CUB - Out now on DVD and VOD


Hello Folks!
Following a so far great year for indie horror with the likes of Stung, It Follows and The BABADOOOOOOOOK comes the release of "Cub" . This has been on my watch list for a while now but still not had chance to catch up with it but it is now available on DVD and VOD so I'll be catching up with it as soon as possible and bring you my review very soon!
All release details are below and if you have seen it why not share your thoughts,
Enjoy,
Jonny T.








"FEROCIOUS... IMPRESSIVELY NIGHTMARISH" ★★★★

Empire

Director: Jonas Govaerts

Stars: Titus De Voogdt, Stef Aerts and Maurice Luijten

Altitude Film Distribution

Sam, an imaginative but vulnerable twelve year-old, heads off to camp with his Cub Scouts troupe. Mistrusted by the pack leader Peter and isolated by the other scouts, he becomes convinced a terrible fate awaits them in the forest after he discovers a mysterious lair. When Sam tries to warn them, they ignore him and his darkest fears soon come to life as one by one his fellow scouts are hunted down leaving him to fight back to survive.


"KINETIC AND BRUTAL, GORY AND GRAPHIC" Bloody Disgusting

"A HIGH FIVE HORROR EXPERIENCE" Ain't It Cool

"INTENSE & ENGAGING" HorrorShow.TV

"UNCOMPROMISING" Sight & Sound









Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The Glorious Monster - Interview With Martin Collins.









Hi Martin and thanks for taking the time to do the interview for Jonny’s Cult Films, Could you tell our readers a little bit about This Glorious Monster?

Martin - This Glorious Monster is made up of myself (Martin Collins), Alex Finch, Daniel Hoffmann-Gill and Adam Loxley. Alex and I write, then myself, Dan and Adam all come together on-screen to make up TGM. We do live stuff but love making things such as Potwash Pete with our regular Director and collaborator, Stephen Pipe. Our idea has always been to create a diverse universe of oddball characters based very much in the real world. These are the people you’d really meet and then want to tell your friends about down the pub.

Jonny - Be great to meet you guys down the pub but not sure I'd have a pint of what Pete drinks!

The big beard of Daniel Hoffman-Gill fits the character of Potwash Pete perfectly and it’s a great beard! During the running time Gary also grows a beard, Was this make up or did you delay filming in order for the stubble to catch up with Daniels?

Martin - Ah yes. Dan has been growing that epic face-furniture for a while now. He and his beard are about to be playing some great characters in the likes of Doctor Who and the next Alice in Wonderland film. It was perfect for the character of Pete as well. Also, if we’d asked him to shave, he would have killed us.

We shot Potwash Pete in reverse order so Adam’s scenes with him fully bearded were done first and then he’d take a bit off each time to show the progression of him becoming more gnarled and messy, just like his new mentor, Pete.

Jonny -  Shot in reverse? Brilliant idea, But then again death threats over shaving for the sake of your art I think I would have done it that way.

POTWASH PETE.





Daniel says the word “Duck” in Potwash Pete, Where are you guys from? Coming from Nottingham myself it does sound like a very midlands accent, Me Duck.

Martin -YES! Dan and I are both NOTTS! NG3 in fact. We actually met in London through a director mate who said we’d get along. Apparently Dan thought I was a bit of a plonker at first. But I know he’s joking, Right? Right? Oh..

Jonny - No duck, He obviously doesn't get us northerners!



My first experience of The Glorious Monster was the fantastic Potwash Pete, It reminded me a lot in tone to great British TV/Films such as The League of Gentlemen and even the dark humour of Ben Wheatleys Sightseers, Would you say that these influenced you guys at all?

Martin - We are massive fans of both those. We always get a lot of comparisons to League. Three guys doing all the roles, dark humour etc. People of course like to put you in a box which is fair enough. I’d say the major difference between ourselves and League is that our stuff isn’t as influenced by horror. We try to make it about real events that could actually happen. The driving instructor sketch for example is based on a true story. The HR ladies are a type that we’re all very familiar with. We’re now trying to explore a little more pathos and heart, as we hope Potwash Pete demonstrates. We want people to ultimately fall a little in love with our characters if we can.

Jonny - Great point, It still has its dark/sad undertones and anyone who works can understand the HR sketch, We used to call ours "The Grim Reaper" because when she appeared someone was in trouble! Glad I didn't book any driving lessons with him!

DRIVING INSTRUCTOR




You play Carol in Potwash Pete whose idea was it for you to be the one to dress as a woman or is it something you always wanted to do? (Ha, sorry!!)

Martin - I really hate dressing up as a lady! Really I do. So much faff! Lipstick is so sticky! Tights are a nightmare on your leg hairs and bra’s are the devils work. It’s also disturbing when friends tell you “I probably would”.

Jonny - Actually, Now you mention it, Carol was kind of.......Next question!



I did love the soundtrack to Potwash Pete, It reminded me immediately of Yann Tiersen who did the brilliant Amalie soundtrack, who did the soundtrack to Potwash Pete?

Martin - Our music was and usually is done by Pete Weitz along with TGM writer Alex Finch. They are both musical whizz kids and they did a cracking job. Amelie was a big reference. We wanted the place to have some romance about it even though we are taking the audience in to a dingy potwash room. The story is all about love, ambition and the art of the potwash after all.


I read that you have a series optioned with Hat Trick productions, Congratulations!! Could you tell us a little more about it?

Martin -Well that’s a bit of a “we did have”. We were up for a BBC2 pilot last year. Hatrick were incredible and developed the show so much with us but, at the moment, that hasn’t gone any further. But these things are always on going. We’re now chatting to lots of people about TGM and other projects. We are piloting a little series about First Aiders with Radio Four at the moment, so who knows! We’ll just keep making things.

Jonny -  Well I personally see it as there loss, But great you have the Radio Four first Aiders. I do love Radio Four, Always download the podcasts for comedy of the week.


Apart from the series what future plans do This Glorious Monster have, Are you doing any live gigs soon?


We have lots of things bubbling at the moment. A few more short films, lots of new sketches and pilot scripts .We do lots live, and run our own night at The Comedy Pub in Leicester Square called Something Monstrous. We love having a huge list of things we want to do so watch this space. (Hate people who say watch this space).

Thanks Martin!





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