Saturday, 22 July 2017

The Walking Dead Season 8 Trailer is here!



Hello Folks,
Fresh from Comic Com comes the trailer for The Walking Dead Season 8! 
Now we all like a moan about The Walking Dead but personally i love it! Yes it does has its faults and slow episodes but in my opinion 8 seasons in it's still pretty solid, Be sure to watch right until the end. Rick with a grey beard? A huge time jump? You decide,
Trailer below,
Jonny T.


THE RED TURTLE - ON DVD & DOUBLE PLAY - 25 SEPTEMBER 2017

Hello Folks,
Jonny T here with highly acclaimed  The Red Turtle is due a DVD/BLU-RAY release in the UK on 25th September. I sadly missed it  when it was playing at my local cinema but have heard great things about it and can't wait to see it, Watch this space for a review coming soon! All details below,
Jonny T.



ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD 18th SEPTEMBER 2017
ON DVD AND DOUBLE PLAY (BLU-RAY & DVD) 25th SEPTEMBER 2017

STUDIOCANAL is pleased to announce that the Oscar-nominated and highly acclaimed THE RED TURTLE – a
deeply moving and uplifting story about the power of the human spirit – arrives on Digital Download on
18th September 2017 and on DVD and Double Play (Blu-ray and DVD) on 25th September 2017. Pre-order
now: http://scnl.co/RedTurtleDVD .
Studio Ghibli’s first international co-production from Oscar-winning director Michael Dudok de Wit (Father
and Daughter), THE RED TURTLE recounts the milestones in the life of a human being through the story of a
man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds.
Bringing together the creative powers of Japan’s most beloved animation studio and the gentle sensibility
of Dudok de Wit’s storytelling, the film is brought to life by Prima Linea’s stellar animation team, helmed by
Disney veteran Jean-Christophe Lie (Zarafa, Tarzan, Hercules) and the beautiful, dialogue-less screenplay
by award-winning French writer and director Pascale Ferran (Lady Chatterley, Bird People)






Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Stranger Things Season 2-Poster and details revealed! Nice.


Good evening you bunch of weirdos!
Stranger things season 2 poster has just hit the internet thing and it looks great. I received an email this afternoon with the above poster attached with some juicy details of what we have to look forward to. I've put all the details i have for now(not a lot!) below and watch this space for more to come,
Jonny T.

 Netflix Releases Key Art and Premiere Date for Stranger Things

1953, Date Unknown - MK Ultra comes to Hawkins
1979 - Police Chief Jim Hopper returns to Hawkins
1983, November 6 - The Vanishing of Will Byers
1983, November 8 - The Vanishing of Barbara Holland
2016, July 15 - Part 1
2017, October 27 - Part 2

STRANGER THINGS 2 SERIES DESCRIPTION:
It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab.
Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Baby Driver - Reviewed!


After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
Director: Edgar Wright
Writer: Edgar Wright
Stars: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm 


Hi folks,
Last Friday I finally got to see Baby Driver at my local Broadway Cinema which also had a brilliant Baby Driver DJ Set after and what a great night it was!
Baby Driver tells the story of Baby who was involved in a car crash as a young boy and as a result suffers from tinnitus, His skill is as a get away driver for various heist and he's payed top dollar for his amazing getaway skills.  The tinnitus he suffers results in him constantly wearing headphones banging out some top quality music throughout the film.
The opening heist scene is breathtaking whilst The John Spencer Blue explosion "Bell bottoms" blares out and from then on its pretty much non stop action and music. I read that director Edgar Wright had the idea years ago and finally got around to making the film he always wanted to and i for one am glad he did.
It is pretty much everything you have seen or heard before with Tarantino written all over it, Lashings of True Romance and Bonnie and Clyde but saying that it didn't suffer from it as many a film before this have tried and failed miserably.
The references to TV, Film and pop culture are constant, I gave up trying to recognise them after a while and just sat back and enjoyed the ride!
Another fantastically clever scene is near the beginning when Baby is walking down the street to the tune of Harlem Shuffle while the lyrics appear in various graffiti/shop signs as he walks past, Brilliant.
Baby Driver is definitely worth checking out at the cinema if you can, One of the best movies I've seen this year if not in a long while.
9/10
Jonny T. 



Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Mayhem Film Festival open call for short films and launch Early Bird passes!!



Hello Folks!
Jonny T here with news that my favourite film festival MAYHEM has just announced they are once again looking for your short films and also that the early bird passes are also now available! the festival runs again for a glorious 4 days from 12th-15th October.

No line up has yet been announced but i expect as with previous years that it will once again as we say in Nottingham "Smashing duck!" which basically means bloody marvellous. Take for example last years showing of RAW,We are the flesh,  Head Shot and Don't Kill it, To name but a brilliant  few.
I've stuck all the details you need for now and keep your eyes peeled for more updates from me and MAYHEM as they are announced.
Jonny T.



Mayhem Film Festival open call for short films and launch Early Bird passes

Early Bird passes are now on sale for Mayhem Film Festival 2017, which will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 12-15 October.

Early Bird passes allow access to the full festival, including all films and special events. The passes are available for a limited period of time for just £65 for four days of exciting previews, special guests and events, showcasing the best horror, sci-fi and cult features and shorts from around the world. To purchase an Early Bird pass, please visit http://www.mayhemfilmfestival.com/tickets or contact the Broadway box office on 0115 952 6611.

Mayhem are also now on the look-out for short films for the ever popular ‘Scary Shorts’ section of their programme. Mayhem originally started as a single compilation of short films, and the ‘Scary Shorts’ remains the most loved and one of the most popular screenings in the festival’s schedule. There is no fee for submissions, and programmers for the festival are accepting local, national and international entries.

Filmmakers can submit their entry for free until midnight on Friday 18 August. To submit your short film, please email Melissa Gueneau at mayhemfilmfest@gmail.com  

Mayhem Film Festival will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 12-15 October 2017 and more news will be revealed over the summer about this year’s edition. For more information, please visit http://www.mayhemfilmfestival.com/

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

LIFE - Reviewed




"A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form, that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth."

Director: Daniel Espinosa
Writers: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds

Hello Folks,
Jonny T here with my review of my recent cinema trip to see sci-fi/horror movie LIFE.

I saw the trailer a while back and got quite excited then avoided anything else to do with it as to avoid spoilers. Tickets booked, off we went.

From what I had seen it was kind of ALIEN looking and I tried to put that fact out of mind but struggled with it because of the classic ALIEN was always in the back of my mind!
Some big star actors couldn't save it for me. Don't get me wrong there were some genuine great moments that made me cringe but overall the whole threat/scare level wasn't there. The ending was supposed to be a twist but honestly I personally could see it a mile off.
The visuals were great, Set aboard the international space station you had that thing as in the movie Gravity where things were constantly spinning that looked good, The first death (no spoilers) was pretty gross but honestly the CGI blood was dodgy as fuck, I reckon they must have added that afterwards when the budget had been just about spent!


The Mars alien jelly blob continues on a rampage throughout the ship and it's intelligence grows with it but unfortunately the tension didn't for me anyway.
The ending obviously leaves it wide open for a sequel/franchise and to be honest with all my moans i'd happily watch a follow up, Not the greatest but and easy watch that gets a little too much sentimental with character reflections on their lives at points but if you fancy something with a good bit of gore in space it's not that bad.
6/10 for me.
Jonny T



Saturday, 29 April 2017

Weekend Of The Dead 2017 tickets available!




Hello Folks,
Jonny T here bringing you news of this years Weekend of the dead 2017. This years event is held once again at the 235 Casino in Manchester the weekend of 4th and 5th of November.
I attended last years and it was amazing! I've been attending festivals for many years now and i have to say this is one of the best i have even been to. Years ago there used to be these things called Film Fairs where it was mainly dealers selling rare VHS, Figures and posters etc. There were a few of these that started to bring in guests and i have been lucky enough over the years to meet some great people such as Tom Savini, Michael Berryman and even the late great Ingrid Pitt. The film fairs have now become massive events that are now "Conventions" or "Comic Cons" whilst this is great for fans it usually means thousands people, Hours of queuing and ridiculously priced autographs, I think one of the craziest ones I've heard of late was John Cusack who was charging £80 for an autograph and more if you wanted a photo whilst he was wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses!!
Now as you probably know and it's quite obvious from the blog logo i am a massive fan of the Romero zombie films, Early last year i saw on Facebook a group called weekend of the dead that were holding a convention in Manchester featuring starts of Romero classics Dawn, Day and Land of the dead, i had to go. So i put it to my wife and big man Gav and the tickets were booked and we counted down the days.
We travelled up from Nottingham on the Sunday morning to Manchester and easily found the place about 10AM. To our surprise when we arrived the were no big ques, No herding around like cattle no pushing and shoving and that turned out like that all day it was brilliant and very relaxed there were a lot of people there but the organisation was superb.  We had a look around some great merchandise stalls and purchased tickets for which autographs we wanted and they were all very responsibly priced. We entered the main room which was set out with the actors on their tables around the side  and a stage at the front where a Q&A panel was set up and it had just started with Eugene Clark (Big Daddy) from Land Of The Dead.  The Q&A panels continued throughout the day with some truly fascinating stories  and planned with enough time intervals for you to get your stuff signed, Grab a coffee and have a chat with the guests. Like i say it was so relaxed and the organisers and guests were all so nice it was a welcome return to conventions for me. Since the convention i have become friends with a lot of people there and looking forward to seeing them all again this year.

2016 line up, Great photo!



The line up for this year has been announced and it is every much as awesome as last year! I have put  the links below for your tickets and everything you need to know. Hope to see you there!
Jonny T

OFFICIAL SITE LINK FOR TICKETS.

2017 AMAZING GUEST LINE UP!

OFFICIAL FACEBOOK GROUP

WEEKEND OF THE DEAD ON TWITTER


VIDEO FROM LAST YEARS SHOW, LOADS MORE ON YOUTUBE AS WELL!!








Some of my photo's from last year