Thursday 29 November 2012

Jameson Empire Awards 2013 - Voting Opens

Film fans across the globe have the opportunity to make their voices heard as open voting commences for the Jameson Empire Awards 2013 on Thursday November 29. The awards ceremony takes place on Sunday March 24 in London and is expected to attract a host of star names from the film industry.

The Jameson Empire Awards are not voted for by the film industry or critics — they are one of the biggest awards ceremonies to offer film fans the opportunity to have their voices heard. Hot on the heels of the Oscars and BAFTAs, the Awards allow film fans and casual cinemagoers alike to vote for their favourite films and performances of the past year. Voters can choose from films released in the period January 27, 2012 – January 25, 2013 in a variety of categories including: Best Male and Female Newcomer, Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy, The Art Of 3D (presented by RealD), Best Comedy (presented by Magic 105.4), Best British Film, Best Actress and the Jameson Best Actor.

Empire is now the biggest movie brand in the world, with Empire magazine outselling all other movie magazines internationally by an average of 2 to 1. Coupled with its bespoke editions in the US, Australia, Russia, Portugal and Italy, as well as Empire Online’s global readership of 2.8 million, the brand’s reach extends to over 5 million movie fans across the planet, making Empire the go-to brand for film fans and filmmakers across the world.

Even with the nation's eyes turned to Her Majesty's diamond jubilee and the Olympics, 2012 set its own record breaking year at the UK box (with Bond's return in Skyfall alone making an unprecedented £100m, Avengers Assemble becoming the third biggest movie of all time and The Dark Knight Rises helping to drive over one billion people into the cinema), maintaining cinema-going as the nation's leading and most passionate pastime. Never has film had such an influence on people's hearts and minds, and Empire stands tall as the most influential movie brand both in the UK and around the world, launching in America, and breaking the world exclusives on each of these major movies, as well as becoming the global home of Hobbit coverage across the planet. Film is, simply, tearing up the rule book of entertainment dominating the zeitgeist more than ever in its entire history, and Empire is there every step of the way, in its own way thrilling readers with editorial innovation across all platforms: print, digital, events, and podcasts.

Each year, the Jameson Empire Awards attract some of the biggest names in Hollywood, with last year’s guests including: Gary Oldman, Danny DeVito, Bérénice Marlohe, James McAvoy, Tom Hiddleston and Michael Fassbender. Previous years’ guests have included: Tim Burton, Russell Crowe, Daniel Radcliffe, Keira Knightley, Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Sigourney Weaver, Emma Watson, Tony Curtis, Quentin Tarantino, Kate Winslet and Dustin Hoffman. Because the Awards are voted for by the public they honour an eclectic mix of films, from big-budget blockbusters to independent cinema. Previous winners have included: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows — Part 2, Thor, Kill List, The Inbetweeners Movie, Avatar, Inception, Four Lions and In The Loop.

To see the full list of categories and cast your vote, visit: Open voting continues throughout the ‘awards season’ until Wednesday February 27. The shortlist will be announced on Friday March 1, with the final nominees shortlist open to a second round of public voting.

Wednesday 28 November 2012

Romley Davies goes Organic

Wednesday 28th November 2012; Publicity and Marketing outfit ORGANIC today announced the acquisition of leading film and entertainment publicity specialist Romley Davies. Nick Leese, Managing Director ORGANIC made the announcement.

Effective 1st January 2013, Romley Davies founder Vanessa Davies will join forces with ORGANIC and work with Deputy Managing Director, Emma McCorkell in the development of a new UK and International film production publicity arm as Executive Director Film Production.

McCorkell said: “I am thrilled to be welcoming the team at Romley Davies to the fold. ORGANIC has enjoyed an incredible couple of years culminating recently with the honour of winning ‘Publicity Team of the Year’ at this year’s Screen Marketing & Distribution Awards. We have been keen for some time to increase our production publicity offering so are confident that our success will only continue with the addition of Vanessa and her team”.

Said Vanessa Davies: “I am incredibly proud of Romley Davies and all we have achieved, and it seemed like a natural next step to team up with a like-minded group of people in order to continue to grow not just in the UK but in Europe and internationally. ORGANIC is a fantastic company and truly inspirational and I cannot imagine joining forces with anyone else. I look forward with great excitement to all we can achieve together”.

ORGANIC has also recently appointed Kirsty Langsdale as Head of International Publicity.

Langsdale joins the team from DDA where she worked for 7 years in the International Publicity division. Her film credits include The Hunger Games, One Day, Shutter Island and most recently Cloud Atlas. Kirsty will work with and report to International Publicity Director, Bethan Dixon who joined the company in September last year.

Romley Davies was founded in 2008 by Vanessa Davies and the company soon became a major force in the industry with film production credits including Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, David Hare’s Page Eight (and broadcast campaign) starring Rachel Weisz, Michael Gambon, Ralph Fiennes and Bill Nighy, Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box starring Aneurin Barnard, Michael Sheen, Lena Headey and Sam Neill, Ruairi Robinson’s Last Days on Mars starring Liev Schreiber, Romola Garai and Olivia Williams and A Fantastic Fear of Everything starring Simon Pegg. The company also recently handled the production and broadcast campaign for Kindle Entertainment’s modern day adaptation of Charles Dicken’s classic Nick Nickleby. Davies is perhaps best known as Head of Film Production Publicity on the Harry Potter film series, a role she proudly held for over ten years spanning all eight films.

The company has also managed the campaigns on a wide range of theatrical and DVD releases including this year’s box office smash The Woman in Black, Harry Potter, The King’s Speech, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Downton Abbey.

Organic Marketing was founded in 2006 by Nick Leese as part of the Target Media & Communications Group. It was established to provide the entertainment sector with marketing services including online and offline publicity, marketing, event management and promotions, offering a flexible resource for distributors, producers, film festivals and sales agents.

In January 2011 Emma McCorkell joined ORGANIC and holds the position of Deputy Managing Director. Over the last two years the company has grown rapidly and the client list now includes major studios and independents, industry events and festivals; Anchor Bay, Arrow Films, Artificial Eye, Disney, The Edinburgh International Film Festival, Entertainment Film Distributors, Entertainment One, Entertainment One Home Entertainment, Exclusive Media, G2 Pictures, Icon Film Distribution, Kaleidoscope, Lionsgate UK, Metrodome, The Moët British Independent Film Awards, Momentum Pictures, Studio Canal, The Weinstein Company, The Works, Universal Pictures and Universal Home Entertainment.

Company credits across all divisions including Offline Publicity, Online Publicity, International Publicity and Home Entertainment Publicity include Snow White and the Huntsman, I Don’t Know How She Does It, The Rum Diary, Polisse, Red Dog, Everything Must Go, Super, The Five Year Engagement, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Killing II, Cars 2, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Carnage, Senna, Battleship, American Pie: Reunion, Academy Award Campaigns for titles including The Artist, Iron Lady, My Week With Marilyn and representation of Edinburgh International Film Festival and The Moët British Independent Film Awards.

Tuesday 27 November 2012

Talking about the con

With Gambit in UK cinemas, we have been sent over a great featurette that combines some great interviews with the case as well as some great behind the scenes footage of the film.

Private art curator Harry Deane (Firth) devises a finely-crafted scheme to con England's richest man and avid art collector, Lionel Shabandar, (Rickman) into purchasing a fake Monet painting. In order to bait his buyer, he recruits a Texas rodeo queen (Diaz) to cross the pond and pose as a woman whose grandfather liberated the painting at the end of WWII.

BAFTA award winner Sir Tom Courtenay, Golden Globe winner Stanley Tucci and Academy Award© winner and veteran comedinne Cloris Leachman round out the cast.
In UK cinemas now
© 2012 Momentum Pictures, UK

Sunday 25 November 2012

Movie 34 - the Redband trailer

Wow is all I can say after watching the below trailer. Be warned it does contain a lot of rude words, nudity and violence! I'm not sure what to say about the film in general apart from it stars some great, A-list, stars. On the other hand it does seem to have been directed by as many directors, twelve, as stars!

Big stars. Huge comedy. Enormous balls.

From the twisted minds of producers Peter Farrelly (Hall Pass, Shallow Hal) and Charles Wessler (There’s Something About Mary, Dumb & Dumber), comes Movie 43-- the outrageous new ensemble comedy starring some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Movie 43 is not for the easily-offended and contains jaw-dropping, sometimes shockingly disturbing, but always entertaining intertwined storylines you’ll have to see to believe.
In cinemas February 1, 2013

Post production for The Hobbit

Peter jackson and the rest of the crew from The Hobbit have now released a new videoblog. This one is about what goes on in the mysterious world of post-production. Adding sound, computer generated sequences and cutting the film together.

Peter is aiming to get the film finished before the premiere but by the sounds of it it will be a tight deadline to meet.

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The three films tell a continuous story set in Middle-earth 60 years before “The Lord of the Rings,” which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar®-winning “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.” The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever…Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities… A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” will be released on December 13, 2012

Saturday 24 November 2012

More from the beanstalk

We have already seen a trailer and poster from the film way back at the end of last year. Now we have an image and a brand new trailer to show you all...

An ancient war is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom and its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend... and gets the chance to become a legend himself.
In Cinemas June 15, 2012
Photo courtesy of New Line Cinema

Thursday 22 November 2012

I Give It A Year

I Give It A Year is the hilarious new comedy from Working Title Films, the producers of Notting Hill and Bridget Jones’s Diary, and the writer of Borat.

Starting where other romantic comedies finish, I GIVE IT A YEAR lifts the veil on the realities of the first year of marriage, and stars Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids), Rafe Spall (One Day), Anna Faris (The Dictator) and Simon Baker (The Mentalist).

Since they met at a party, ambitious high-flyer Nat (Byrne) and struggling novelist Josh (Spall) have been deliriously happy despite their differences. Josh is a thinker, Nat’s a doer..but the spark between them is undeniable.

Their wedding is a dream come true, but family, friends and even the minister who marries them aren’t convinced that they can last. Josh’s ex-girlfriend, Chloe (Faris), and Nat’s handsome American client Guy (Baker), could offer attractive alternatives.

With their first anniversary approaching, neither wants to be the first to give up, but will they make it?
I Give it a Year is released in cinemas on 8th February 2013.

Wednesday 21 November 2012

Epic new trailer

A new trailer for Ferngully, sorry, Epic has just landed in my in-box.Not only that we also have the first set of images for the film.

The creators of ICE AGE and RIO will reveal a hidden world unlike any other in an all new 3D CG action-adventure comedy. EPIC tells the story of a battle raging all around us between the forces of good, who protect nature, and the forces of evil, who wish to see it destroyed. When a teen age girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and unique characters to save their world... and ours.
EPIC is released in cinemas May 2013 from Twentieth Century Fox

Tuesday 20 November 2012

Zero Dark Thirty

The hunt for Osama bin Laden preoccupied the world and two American presidential administrations for more than a decade. But in the end, it took a small, brilliant team of CIA operatives to track him down. Every aspect of their mission was shrouded in secrecy. Though some of the details have since been made public, many of the most significant parts of the intelligence operation-including the central role played by that team-are brought to the screen for the first time in a gripping new film by the Oscar®-winning creative duo of Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal.

Their account of bin Laden's pursuit and capture, vivid yet faithful to the facts, takes the viewer inside the hubs of power and to the front lines of this historic mission, culminating in the special operations assault on a mysterious, suburban Pakistani compound.

Monday 19 November 2012


London, 19th November 2012: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is delighted to announce that Brian Cosgrove will be honoured with the Special Award for outstanding creative contribution to the industry at this year’s British Academy Children’s Awards.

The Special Award will be presented by celebrated actor and life-long friend, Sir David Jason at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday 25 November at the London Hilton on Park Lane. Brian and David have worked together on several animated films and children’s programmes including The Wind In The Willows, The BFG, Count Duckula and DangerMouse.

Harvey Elliott, Chairman of BAFTA’s Children’s Committee says, “It gives the Academy great pleasure to honour the work of one of the country’s most respected and influential animators, and for the role that Cosgrove Hall has played in developing, nurturing and inspiring the next generation of animation talent.

Fellow BAFTA Committee Member and Chairman of Animation UK, Oli Hyatt comments “Brian Cosgrove is a legend to all animators and a founding father of the industry as we know it in this country today. You can track most of the talent that is working around the UK to Brian, through his studio Cosgrove Hall. His employees received both a sound grounding in the practical artistry of creating animation, but also the infectious passion and enthusiasm that rubbed off on everyone that met him. When the industry rallied last year, Brian launched himself into the spotlight to add a voice with real gravitas to the argument. I'm delighted that Brian has won this prestigious award, and can't think of a more deserving and inspirational recipient.”

Brian formed Manchester based animation studio, Cosgrove Hall with his business partner Mark Hall in 1975. The studio quickly established itself as the leading producer of animated programmes in the UK and created shows and films that have entertained millions of people all over the world including DangerMouse, Bill and Ben, Noddy, Rainbow, Chorlton and the Wheelies and The BFG.

Actress Debra Gillett explains “I had the pleasure of working with Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall a number of times and it was always a joy. The quality of the creative work, the high standard on which they based every detail of every project was so reassuring for one of the newer people like me. No matter how long the day, work was always fun, and felt like a family getting together every time we met to record the next set of episodes. Cossie, as he was affectionately known by some, knew what he wanted down to the last minute detail and the result was wonderful, original shows which were enjoyed all over the world. I am so pleased that his work is being recognised with this well deserved award.

Brian Cosgrove and the team at Cosgrove Hall were also champions of Manchester’s arts and cultural scene, so much so that members of Joy Division (Bernard Sumner), The Stone Roses (John Squire) and Inspiral Carpets (Craig Gill) all worked under Cosgrove and Hall’s tutelage at some point in the studios’ life.

Illustrator and animator Curtis Jobling, who has collaborated with many Cosgrove Hall alumni on programmes such as Bob the Builder, Raa Raa the Noisy Lion, Wereworld and Frankenstein's Cat, says, “It's apparent to anyone the influence Brian has had on my work. If it hadn't been for my childhood spent watching Wind in the Willows and DangerMouse, I may never have gone on to pursue a career in animation.

Speaking of his Award, Brian said: "After 40 years of making children’s programmes, it is an honour and a privilege to be receiving this Special Award from BAFTA. On hearing I would receive the Award I was thrilled! I've been lucky in many ways, particularly that I've spent my whole career doing what I would have chosen to do as a hobby and I was fortunate in finding the right person, Mark Hall, to work alongside. Together, we built a company that gave work to a whole generation of artists and film makers, and hopefully, via the programmes we made, brought pleasure to many generations of viewers."

For more information on the British Academy Children’s Awards please visit

Sunday 18 November 2012

Skyfall gets another videoblog

With Skyfall doing phenomenal box office business. Fox has sent over a new videoblog. This one is about the use of helicopters in the film.

Daniel Craig is back as James Bond 007 in SKYFALL, the 23rd instalment of the longest-running film franchise in history.

In SKYFALL, Bond’s loyalty to M (JUDI DENCH) is tested as her past returns to haunt her. 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

When Bond’s latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Mallory (RALPH FIENNES), the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows – aided only by field agent, Eve (NAOMIE HARRIS) – following a trail to the mysterious Silva (JAVIER BARDEM), whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves.

Saturday 17 November 2012

Gambit goes back in time

A new poster has turned up for the new Coen Brothers' film, Gambit.  This one is lovingly drawn in a style that wouldn't have looked out of place outside your local cinema in the 1970s.

Private art curator Harry Deane (Firth) devises a finely-crafted scheme to con England's richest man and avid art collector, Lionel Shabandar, (Rickman) into purchasing a fake Monet painting. In order to bait his buyer, he recruits a Texas rodeo queen (Diaz) to cross the pond and pose as a woman whose grandfather liberated the painting at the end of WWII.

BAFTA award winner Sir Tom Courtenay, Golden Globe winner Stanley Tucci and Academy Award© winner and veteran comedinne Cloris Leachman round out the cast.
Conning its way into UK cinemas Wednesday November 21, 2012
© 2012 Momentum Pictures, UK

Beautiful Creatures

Small-town teen ETHAN WATE (Alden Ehrenreich) dreams of escaping his ordinary life until the day he meets LENA DUCHANNES (Alice Englert). His attraction is intense: this is the girl he has been dreaming of—literally. They have the same sense of humor. They have both lost their mothers. And unbeknownst to them, they are inextricably linked by supernatural events that took place long before they were born.

Even when Lena confesses to being a “Caster,” a witch, and warns him that he could be hurt just by being with her, Ethan’s affections are unwavering. But as Lena’s 16th birthday approaches, everything spins desperately out of control. Knowing the forces of Light and Dark will soon converge to claim her for good or evil, Lena fears for Ethan’s safety. So she makes an incredible sacrifice: she erases their love from Ethan’s memory. But their connection is inescapable, and as Darkness closes in on Lena, she will have to choose between saving Ethan and holding on to everything else she cares about.

Imaginative, dark and funny, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES is a haunting, supernatural love story about an ordinary boy in love with a powerful sorceress who wants to be normal—and the dangerous secret that changes their lives forever.
BEAUTIFUL CREATURES is in cinemas February 13, 2013

Thursday 15 November 2012

Life Just Is hits the big screen

We've been following the story of this film for a long time here under the small umbrella. Now the film is about to hit the silver screen all over the UK.  With that we have been sent not only the trailer but some images to go along with it.  The poster was designed by students and was voted on by industry "insiders".  I do like the poster as it's not following the normal run of posters nowadays, a badly slapped together montage of the leading cast members!

Independent Distribution announce the UK release of LIFE JUST IS, a debut feature by writer-director Alex Barrett, with a comeback performance from TV star PAUL NICHOLLS (Eastenders, Goodbye Charlie Bright) and featuring Screen International Star of Tomorrow JACK GORDON (Fish Tank), in cinemas on 7th December and out on DVD and VOD on 10th December, 2012.

From award-winning young independent filmmaker Alex Barrett, whose films to date have garnered eight awards, including 'Best Lo-Budget Film' at the London Short Film Festival and 'Stoli Emerging Filmmaker Award' at the Babelgum Online Film Festival, LIFE JUST IS offers a fresh take on the independent character drama with an outstanding group of young British and Irish talent.

Pete, Tom, David, Claire and Jay are a tight-knit group of friends who share neighbouring flats in London after recently graduating from university. As they hang out, throw parties and navigate the new responsibilities of adult life, romantic tensions begin to stir beneath the surface. When Jay (WISENER) begins a relationship with the much older Bobby (NICHOLLS) and Pete (GORDON) goes on a quest to discover the meaning of life, their friendships are put to the test.
LIFE JUST IS boasts a critically acclaimed young British ensemble cast, with JACK GORDON (Panic Button, Fish Tank) and including JAYNE WISENER (Jane Eyre, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, TV Series The Inbetweeners & Misfits), FIONA RYAN (Airborne, The Tudors), NATHANIEL MARTELLO-WHITE (Hard Boiled Sweets, Misfits), WILL DE MEO and PAUL NICHOLLS (Faintheart, Goodbye Charlie Bright, Eastenders, City Central) in a return to the big screen.

Hitting UK cinemas December 7, 2012 and then on DVD from December 10, 2012

Wednesday 14 November 2012

More from the Texas Chainsaw

Unleashed In Cinemas Jan 9 with advance previews Jan 4 and 5

Lionsgate has just sent over a new image from the film. This time it's full of Leatherface's favourite toy... Yes, the chainsaw

Dan Yeager stars as 'Leatherface' in TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D. Photo credit: Justin Lubin

Lionsgate’s TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D continues the legendary story of the homicidal Sawyer family, picking up where Tobe Hooper’s 1974 horror classic left off in Newt, Texas, where for decades people went missing without a trace. The townspeople long suspected the Sawyer family, owners of a local barbeque pit, were somehow responsible. Their suspicions were finally confirmed one hot summer day when a young woman escaped the Sawyer house following the brutal murders of her four friends. Word around the small town quickly spread, and a vigilante mob of enraged locals surrounded the Sawyer stronghold, burning it to the ground and killing every last member of the family – or so they thought.

Decades later and hundreds of miles away from the original massacre, a young woman named Heather learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from a grandmother she never knew she had. After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound wealth comes at a price as she stumbles upon a horror that awaits her in the mansion’s dank cellars...

With gruesome surprises in store for a whole new generation, TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D stars Alexandra Daddario, Dan Yeager, Tremaine ‘Trey Songz’ Neverson, Scott Eastwood, Tania Raymonde, Shaun Sipos, Keram Malicki-Sanchez, James MacDonald, Thom Barry, Paul Rae and Richard Riehle, along with special appearances from four beloved cast members from previous installments of the franchise: Gunnar Hansen (the original Leatherface), Marilyn Burns, John Dugan and Bill Moseley. The film is directed by John Luessenhop (TAKERS), from a screenplay by Adam Marcus & Debra Sullivan and Kirsten Elms, based on a story by Stephen Susco and Adam Marcus & Debra Sullivan and based on characters created by Kim Henkel and Tobe Hooper, and produced by Carl Mazzocone. Lionsgate presents a Millennium Films production and Main Line Pictures production.

Tuesday 13 November 2012

Gambit for Children In Need


GAMBIT, starring Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman and Tom Courtenay had its World Premiere in London on Wednesday 7 November. As part of the glitzy event, an artist was commissioned to paint a picture live capturing the red carpet action as it happened. The stars of the film then signed the painting, which is now up for sale as part of Pudsey’s annual eBay auction to raise money for BBC Children in Need.

Every penny raised by the auction will go towards making a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people right here in the UK.

Momentum Picture will release GAMBIT in the UK and Ireland on 21 November. Private art curator Harry Deane (Colin Firth) devises a finely-crafted scheme to con England's richest man and avid art collector, Lionel Shabandar, (Alan Rickman) into purchasing a fake Monet painting. In order to bait his buyer, he recruits a Texas rodeo queen (Cameron Diaz) to cross the pond and pose as a woman whose grandfather liberated the painting at the end of WWII.

Based on a screenplay by Joel & Ethan Coen and directed by Michael Hoffman, BAFTA award winner Sir Tom Courtenay, Golden Globe winner Stanley Tucci and Academy Award© winner and veteran comedienne Cloris Leachman round out the cast.


About BBC Children in Need:
BBC Children in Need’s vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential. We will realize this vision by supporting, promoting and publicizing work that addresses the challenges that children and young people face and work that builds their skills and resilience.

Every year, thanks to public donations and the amazing efforts of fundraisers, schools, businesses and corporate partners, BBC Children in Need is able to make a difference to thousands of young lives.

The 2012 Appeal show is on BBC One at 7pm on Friday 16 November 2012, and it is set to be a phenomenal fundraising extravaganza with the great and the good of the film, music and TV world coming together to help us raise money for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

To find out more please visit:
Children In Need official Twitter: #CiNauction @BBCCiN

Monday 12 November 2012

World War Z gets a trailer

Not that long ago we saw the release of the teaser poster for the film. now we have been sent the first trailer for the film. Yes it shows Brad Pitt, Yes it shows Zombies and Yes it does show lots of things blowing up. Apart from that there is a small bit about what the film is going to be about.
The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. Enos plays Gerry’s wife Karen Lane; Kertesz is his comrade in arms, Segen.
Tearing into UK cinemas June 21, 2013
If you want to catch up wit the story then you can always read the original book

Saturday 10 November 2012

Film submissions for the 67th Edinburgh International Film Festival is now OPEN

The 2013 Festival will take place from 19 – 30 June


Earlybird - Monday 17 December 2012
SHORT – £20.00 / FEATURE - £75.00

Regular - Monday 4 February 2013
SHORT – £30.00 / FEATURE - £85.00

Late - Monday 18 February 2013
SHORT – £35.00 / FEATURE - £90.00

These are POSTMARK deadlines and reflect the date by which you must send your submission. However, please send your submission as soon as possible. Please make sure you submit the correct fee for your submission.

EIFF is a partner of Withoutabox. Log onto the website, set up an account and submit your film to EIFF directly from the website. Your fee will also be taken over the internet.

Then all you need to do is send in the DVD of your film. Please clearly mark your WAB tracking number on both the DVD and the outer envelope and packaging

EIFF Submissions Form

You can download a submissions form directly from the EIFF website. Complete this by hand and send it along with your DVD and payment method.

  • ALL films (excluding Short Animation Submissions) must be UK premieres. EIFF is particularly interested in world, international or European premieres.
  • Films that have previously been publicly screened, broadcast or otherwise made publicly available (including online) in Britain will not be considered. (Please note that this rule does not apply to Short Animation films. We will accept Short Animation films that have had public theatrical screenings.)
  • Promotional films are not eligible (e.g. films promoting tourism, charitable appeals, etc.).
  • All submitted films should be no more than 12 months old by June 2013.
  • EIFF regards a short film as 30 minutes or under and a feature film as 60 minutes or over.
  • Medium-length films (30-60 minutes) can be considered in special cases. To inquire about submitting a medium-length film please e-mail with the running time of your film and a brief synopsis.

– your fee is non-refundable. If your film does not match the criteria listed above and you still submit your film, we will not consider your film and will not refund your fee.

The final selection of all films presented at the Festival and their placement in the programme is the responsibility of the Artistic Director.


Mark Wahlberg joins Transformers 4

HOLLYWOOD, CA (November 8, 2012) – After an exceptionally successful collaboration on the upcoming "Pain and Gain," Michael Bay has cast Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg in the highly anticipated “TRANSFORMERS 4.” The film will hit theaters June 27th, 2014.

"Mark is awesome. We had a blast working on “Pain and Gain” and I’m so fired up to be back working with him. An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the Transformers’ legacy,” said Bay.

Bay will direct the next installment in the “TRANSFORMERS” series, which begins shooting next spring. From Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., in association with Hasbro, the film will be produced by Don Murphy & Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian.

Bay’s first “TRANSFORMERS” film was a box office sensation in 2007, opening at #1 and earning more than $700 million worldwide.  His second installment “TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN” in 2009 grossed more than $830 million worldwide. In 2011, “TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON” was an even bigger hit worldwide, grossing more than a billion dollars to become the 5th highest grossing film of all time. To date, the franchise has earned more than $2.6 billion worldwide.

From acclaimed director Michael Bay comes "Pain and Gain," a new action comedy starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. Based on the unbelievable true story of three personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong. Ed Harris, Tony Shalhoub, Rob Corddry, Rebel Wilson and Bar Paly also star. The film is based on magazine articles by Pete Collins, with a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and produced by Donald DeLine, Michael Bay and Ian Bryce.

“PAIN AND GAIN” opens in UK cinemas May 3, 2013.

Thursday 8 November 2012

Here Comes The Boom

In Here Comes the Boom, Kevin James stars as Scott Voss, a high school biology teacher whose best friend is the music teacher Marty (Henry Winkler). With budget cuts about to close the music department, Scott can‘t bear to watch his friend or the students lose out. After seeing that even the losing fighters get paid in mixed-martial arts, Scott decides that‘s how he‘s going to raise the money to save the music program. While he is awful at first, with a lot of hard training and a little help from some famous fighters, Scott becomes the best MMA fighter a middle-aged biology teacher can be, maybe even good enough to save his friend‘s job.
At Cinemas NOVEMBER 9, 2012