Tuesday 30 April 2013

BAFTA AND WARNER BROS. TO SUPPORT NEW PRINCE WILLIAM SCHOLARSHIPS IN FILM, TELEVISION AND GAMES

New scholarships announced at today’s inauguration of Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in the presence of HRH The Duke of Cambridge, President of BAFTA

London, 26 April: On the day the state-of-the-art film and television production facility, Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden is being inaugurated by TRHs The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and Warner Bros. announce the creation of the Prince William Scholarships in Film, Television and Games.


The three annual Prince William Scholarships, applications for which open today, will assist talented people in need of financial support to study a post-graduate course in one of the three industries. Successful applicants will each receive up to £10,000 to cover their course fees and receive mentoring support, free access to BAFTA events around the UK, and a funded work placement within the Warner Bros. group of companies.

The partnership between BAFTA and Warner Bros. is a demonstration of both organisations’ commitment to investing in future talent. The Prince William Scholarships form a key part of Warner Bros. Creative Talent, a multi-layered nationwide investment programme in skills and training for the UK’s creative industries, and build upon BAFTA’s successful BAFTA Scholarship Programme, which began in 2012.

Applications for the Prince William Scholarships in Film, Television and Games, supported by BAFTA and Warner Bros., are now being accepted a bit.ly/BAFTAScholarships. The deadline for applications is Monday 17 June 2013.

Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of BAFTA, said: “BAFTA is delighted to be partnering with Warner Bros. on the Prince William Scholarships in Film, Television and Games. Working together, we can provide vital financial support and industry experience to individuals whose talents might otherwise be lost to our industry. BAFTA’s President, HRH The Duke of Cambridge believes that everyone deserves a chance to shine, and we are immensely proud he has chosen to be associated with this initiative, which builds upon the existing BAFTA Scholarship Programme. We hope that the scholarship recipients will become the mentors of the future, and be in a position to give back to others from similar backgrounds.

Josh Berger CBE, President & Managing Director, Warner Bros. UK, Ireland and Spain, said, “To ensure continued success for the UK’s creative industries, we’re determined to play a key role in finding, funding and nurturing talent from all backgrounds. This exciting partnership with BAFTA will help us to do just that by providing opportunities for talented young people to not only learn about, but also experience the broad range of sectors that both organisations are renowned for.

Aardman Animations and STUDIOCANAL to partner on SHAUN THE SHEEP

STUDIOCANAL are to team up with Aardman Animations who will produce the movie debut of one of their most popular animated characters - SHAUN THE SHEEP.



First seen in the Oscar winning short film A CLOSE SHAVE, the world’s most famous sheep and his flock have been enthralling TV audiences in over 170 countries and has proved to be one of the studios most popular and endearing characters.

The film will be shot in Aardman's trademark style of stop motion animation and is written and directed by Richard Starzak (aka Golly) and Mark Burton.

STUDIOCANAL is financing and will distribute the film in UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand and handle international sales.

Synopsis: When Shaun’s mischief inadvertently leads to the Farmer being taken away from the farm, Shaun, Bitzer and the flock have to go into the big city to rescue him, setting the stage for an epic adventure.

Olivier Courson, STUDIOCANAL Chairman and CEO said ”We are so thrilled to join the Flock! Shaun is a character you love at first sight whatever your age. We are really happy to work with Aardman, it’s such a talented team!

David Sproxton, Executive Chairman and co-founder of Aardman says “Shaun and his friends have a massive global following and we very excited about being able to put them into a bigger adventure for the big screen. We are naturally also very excited about partnering with STUDIOCANAL for this project, their track record and expertise in international film financing and distribution seems a perfect fit.

Monday 29 April 2013

Bait 2D Short Review

 3.5 Stars of Jaw snapping fun.
This is a film that bites far up the evolutionary chain.
The newly engaged Josh (Xavier Samuel - The Twilight Saga; Eclipse) to Rory's sister Tina (Sharni Vinson - Step Up 3D) heads out on a jet-ski to warn Rory (Richard Brancatisano - Things to Do 2011) when suddenly boom; you get why this film was made for 3D as a massive shark springs from the water destroying the board and throwing Rory into the sea along with the Great White Shark, Josh frantically tries to save him, but to no avail.

See the full review at Road Rash Reviews

Ultraviolet TV series DVD Short review

4 Stars of Class TV viewing. 
 It's the day before Detective Sergeant Michael Colefield's (Jack Davenport - Pirates of the Caribbean) best friends wedding, but Jack (Stephen Moyer - Priest 2011) disappears leaving Michael very interested in finding his friend as his fiancé Kirsty (Collette Brown - Doctors, Holby City) is thrown into turmoil, but not as much as Michael's life is about too.
Vampires and carbon bullets don't mix.

See the full review at Road Rash Reviews

Sunday 28 April 2013

Penguins Spy In The Huddle DVD Short Review


This is a highly entertaining BBC series and I have given it 4.5 stars.Penguins
Penguins Spy In The Huddle documents the amazing and crazy lives of three different types of penguin as they struggle to survive in their entirely different yet equally extreme habitats.
Read the full review here 

Saturday 27 April 2013

Star Trek character posters

A set of character posters has just hit my in-box. They show all the major cast with the exception of Scotty...
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
Beaming into UK cinemas May 9, 2012

Thursday 25 April 2013

Fast & Furious 6 gets a brand new featurette

A nice new featurette from the still named Fast & Furious 6. I'm still amazed that that's going to be the name. The feature is a look into the psyche of the characters and what happened between the end of 5 and this film.


Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of all-stars as the global blockbuster franchise built on speed races to its next continent in Fast & Furious 6. Reuniting for their most high-stakes adventure yet, fan favourites Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Elsa Pataky are joined by badass series newcomers Luke Evans and Gina Carano.

Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian’s (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin’s empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe.  But their inability to return home and living forever on the run has left their lives incomplete.

Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organisation of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again.

Building on the worldwide blockbuster success of Fast Five and taking the action, stunts and narrative to even greater heights, Fast & Furious 6 sees director Justin Lin back behind the camera for the fourth time. He is
supported by longtime producers Neal H. Moritz and Vin Diesel, who welcome producer Clayton Townsend back to the series.
Coming to UK cinemas May 17, 2013
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The Look of love





From Steve Coogan and director Michael Winterbottom, the team behind 24 Hour Party People, Cock and Bull Story and The Trip, comes the fast, funny and outrageously true story of Paul Raymond, the controversial entrepreneur and property baron who established the Raymond Revue Bar and went on to become Britain’s richest man. With a screenplay by Matt Greenhalgh (Control), The Look of Love co-stars Anna Friel, Imogen Poots and Tamsin Egerton as the women in Raymond’s life, alongside a great roster of British comic talent including Chris Addison, David Walliams, Simon Bird and Matt Lucas.

After starting his show business career as a mind-reader in a cabaret act, Paul Raymond went on to become Britain's richest man and a modern King Midas. With an entrepreneurial eye and a realisation that sex sells, he began building his empire of gentleman's clubs, adult magazines and nude theatre - provoking outrage and titillation in equal measure.

Raymond's personal life was as colourful as his revue shows. His marriage to Jean, a dancer and choreographer, ended in a difficult divorce when he met Fiona - a glamour model who became the famous pin-up star of his magazines and shows. His daughter Debbie was the true love of his life, his business partner and heir to his empire - until her tragic and untimely death aged 36. Three weeks later Raymond was named Britain's richest man and his fortune put at 1.5 billion.
THE LOOK OF LOVE will be released in the UK on April 26, 2013

Wednesday 24 April 2013

Iron Man Three review

Iron Man 3 (or Three as the end credits pertain) is as near to an 80s action movie as Marvel are gonna get. It's a Shane Black movie through and through. A Shane Black movie which just happens to be about superheroes. There's even the use of profanity, the kind of word you'll unlikely hear again in a Marvel/Disney movie. Iron Man Three really is more Lethal Weapon / Long Kiss Goodnight than it is a follow-on from Iron Man 2.

Saying that, and to put things into perspective here, Iron Man 2 was better than they'd lead you to believe. It had a standout action set piece (see Monte Carlo Grand Prix sequence) and an excellent supporting cast (See Sam Rockwell and Mickey Rourke). And Scarlett Johansson, lest we forget.

However, '2' did suffer a little from 'Superhero-sequel-by-the-numbers' syndrome. As you can probably tell, 'Three', alas, does not suffer from this same fatigue. Marvel here have injected new life into the franchise, the first of its Phased 2 properties, and in handing Iron Man over to new blood (notably Shane Black and Drew Pearce) it seems that this Phase of Marvel movies has gotten off to a stonking start.


'Three' is quite clearly a standalone movie following on from the mammoth success of last summers Avengers (Assemble). Kudos to the studio for taking brave chances and putting an established franchise in the hands of Shane Black and Drew Pearce, the results of which are... well as you can probably tell, exceptionally surprising to say the least. That being said, the less you know about the film, the better.

Suffice to say, following the events in New York at the end of Avengers Assemble, 'Three' picks up at Christmas time with our hero suffering from some kind of Post-traumatic stress resulting in a series of panic attacks and a distinct lack of sleep.

After a savage attack on his Malibu home, Stark is presumed dead and by Act 2, the movie has successfully stripped Tony Stark of the suit and hurtles him into a world reminiscent of the action movies of the late 80s and early 90s.

He hides out in a small American town, befriends a young boy and turns to Rhodie/Iron Patriot (Don Cheadle) for help. The pairs banter really is dialed up a notch in this threequel and it's here that Rhodie becomes the 'Murtaugh' to Stark's 'Riggs' in a series of highly amusing one-liners in this classic, yet not so familiar, Shane Black-Marvel universe cross-breed of a film.

RDJ is, once again, on fine form, taking Stark into a new stripped-back realm where he is forced to use his own wits and tech-genius to help get him out of some rather tricky situations. However, that said, there's plenty of the famous Stark quips that the fans have come to love on display here, rest assured, the billionaire, playboy, philanthropist still does what he does best. Gwentyh Paltrow is also top-notch as she returns as Tony's squeeze, Pepper Potts, bringing a decent heart and soul to the story.

As for the rest of the supporting cast, notable mentions to Guy Pearce who plays the villainous Aldrich Killian to perfection. But no review could not mention Sir Ben Kingsley. The acclaimed British thesp here gives a performance as uber-terrorist The Mandarin which will really go down in the books 'You'll never see me coming'. Quite literally.

This is a superhero movie that's as much about characters as it is about the FX, set-pieces and the spectacle. The plot is so well developed and thought-out, it may actually take a couple of viewings for some viewers to take hold of all the sub-plots and threads that screenwriters Shane Black and Drew Pearce have perfectly weaved together.

Go in, sit back and enjoy. Marvel really are establishing themselves as a studio not afraid of taking risks with well-loved and established franchises. And so onto Thor, The Dark World...

Marc Foley-Comer
@marcfc

Tuesday 23 April 2013

Epic character spots

Amanda Seyfried Character Spot:

Josh Hutcherson Character Spot:

Pitbull Character Spot:

Steven Tyler Character Spot:

EPIC tells the story of an ongoing battle deep in the forest between the forces of good who keep the natural world alive and the forces of evil who wish to destroy it. 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 whimsical characters in order to save their world…and ours.

Thor gets an epic trailer


Marvel’s "Thor: The Dark World" continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s "Thor" and "Marvel’s The Avengers," Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, from a story by Don Payne and screenplay by Christopher Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book “Journey into Mystery “ #83 in August, 1962.
Hitting UK cinemas October 30, 2013

Monday 22 April 2013

The Man Of Steel gets some images

Warner Bros. has finally released some new images for the upcoming re-re-boot of Superman with Man Of Steel. The trailers do have the look of bookends. A before and after look of Superman.


A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
MAN OF STEEL will fly into cinemas on June 14, 2013.
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Saturday 20 April 2013

Thor is back


Marvel’s "Thor: The Dark World" continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s "Thor" and "Marvel’s The Avengers," Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, from a story by Don Payne and screenplay by Christopher Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book “Journey into Mystery “ #83 in August, 1962.
Hitting UK cinemas October 30, 2013

The Lone Ranger gets a new trailer



From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films' "The Lone Ranger", a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice-taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) and man of the law John Reid (Armie Hammer) are opposites brought together by fate and must join forces to battle greed and corruption.
Riding into UK cinemas August 9, 2013

Friday 19 April 2013

Olympus has Fallen gets some clips

Lincon:

First Attack:

Brink Of War:

When terrorists take over the White House, a disgraced Secret Service agent attempts to rescue the president of the United States in Olympus Has Fallen, an electrifying and ingenious action thriller from acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day). A small group of heavily armed, meticulously trained extremists launches a daring daylight ambush on the White House, overrunning the building and taking President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) and his staff hostage inside an impenetrable underground presidential bunker. As a pitched battle rages on the White House lawn, former presidential security officer Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) joins the fray, only to find himself the last Secret Service member alive in the besieged building.

Banning uses his extensive training and detailed knowledge of the presidential residence to become the eyes and ears of Acting President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman) and his advisors. As the invaders begin executing hostages and threaten to kill more unless their outrageous demands are met, Banning tries frantically to locate the president's young son, hidden somewhere in the building, and rescue the president before the terrorists can unleash their ultimate, terrifying plan. As the body count mounts and the clock ticks down, it becomes clear that Banning is America's only hope of avoiding utter annihilation..
Olympus Has Fallen is in UK cinemas now

300 : The Next Chapter

Otherise called "300: Rise Of An Empire".

Looking at the images, they have used the same techniques as for the prequel, 300.
Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster “300,” this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield on the sea as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.

“300: Rise of an Empire” pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemesia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
In UK cinemas August 2, 2013.

Thursday 18 April 2013

New posters for The Great Gatsby

“The Great Gatsby” follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without of the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.
hits cinemas in dazzling 2D and 3D on May 16, 2013

Even the dead have a job to Protect and Serve

Sometimes when you die it's not the end of your job. When Nick Walker is killed in the line of fire he gets a new job offer. This time from "The other side". To protect the living from the [un]dead


Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds headline the supernatural action-adventure R.I.P.D. as two undead cops dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect our world from an increasingly destructive array of creatures who refuse to move peacefully to the other side.

R.I.P.D. is directed by Robert Schwentke (Red) and produced by Neal H. Moritz (the Fast and Furious series, I Am Legend), Michael Fottrell and Mike Richardson.
Hitting UK cinemas August 30, 2013

Wednesday 17 April 2013

Man Of Steel gets an amazing new trailer

The new trailer for Man Of Steel hit my in-box very early this morning. It was worth the wait just for the first few seconds of it.

My only complaint is the casting of Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Superman's real father. His voice jsut sounds strange for the role. This just maybe me as they are trying to get a well-known actor in a well-known role to get more buzz for this re-boot. If anyone can tell me how many times this franchise has been rebooted then please comment below. I'm not sure if this is reboot 2 or 3!

Just sit back, turn up the volume and enjoy...



From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes “Man of Steel,” starring Henry Cavill (“Immortals,” TV’s “The Tudors”) in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, under the direction of Zack Snyder (“300,” “Watchmen”).

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
Flying into UK cinemas on June 14, 2013.

Monday 15 April 2013

From Spike Island to your local cinema

I've been following this film for quite a while on this blog. From the original casting call, via calls to be an extra in the film all the way to it's premiere at last year's London International film Festival.

Now the film has a UK release date and it's looking like a great "coming of age" drama. I'm just wondering why there isn't a trailer for the film out yet.

The year: 1990
The location: Spike Island

Shadowcaster are a four-piece band from Manchester. Or more accurately, they are five lads with guitars and a garage and an ambition to forget school, forget their troubled home lives, forget GCSEs and see their heroes, The Stone Roses, as they play the biggest gig of their career.

As the defining concert of their generation is announced, the band are convinced that all they need is to get tickets, get to the gig, meet Ian Brown, give him their demo tape, and the rest, as the saying goes, will be history.

A simple enough plan, right? But with no tickets and a sold out gig to contend with, the boys embark on a road trip in a “borrowed” florist’s van to Spike Island. Along the way friendships are tested and their futures shaped – together or apart.

Consistently hilarious and heart-warming, Spike Island perfectly captures a defining era in British music history.

This is the one...
Directed by Mat Whitecross (sex&drugs&rock&roll) and starring Elliott Tittensor (Shameless), Nico Mirallegro (The Village), Jordan Murphy (My Mad Fat Diary) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), SPIKE ISLAND features the music of The Stone Roses and a score by Ash’s Tim Wheeler and award-winning composer Ilan Eshkeri (Kick-Ass, Stardust). Written by Chris Coghill (24 Hour Party People, Eastenders) the film is produced by Fiona Neilson and Esther Douglas and was co-financed by Coldplay.

Rocking into UK cinemas from June 21, 2013

Cameras roll on Jupiter Ascending

BURBANK, April 15, 2013 – Filming is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ “Jupiter Ascending,” an original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski. Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in the film, which began shooting at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden on April 2, 2013.

From the streets of Chicago to far flung galaxies whirling through space, “Jupiter Ascending” was conceived and written by the Wachowskis, who are also directing. Award-winning producer Grant Hill, with whom the writer/directors have collaborated since “The Matrix” Trilogy, is producing the film together with the Wachowskis. Roberto Malerba and Bruce Berman are serving as executive producers.
Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
Channing Tatum (“Magic Mike”) and Mila Kunis (“Oz the Great and Powerful”) lead an international cast that also includes Sean Bean (“The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy), Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”), Douglas Booth (“LOL”), Tuppence Middleton (TV’s “The Lady Vanishes”), Doona Bae (“Cloud Atlas”), James D’Arcy (“Hitchcock”) and Tim Pigott-Smith (“Alice in Wonderland”).

Behind the scenes, “Jupiter Ascending” reunites the Wachowskis with their longstanding collaborators, who most recently worked with them on “Cloud Atlas.” They include Oscar®-winning cinematographer John Toll (“Braveheart,” “Legends of the Fall”); production designer Hugh Bateup; editor Alexander Berner; costume designer Kym Barrett; and makeup and hair designer Jeremy Woodhead. “Jupiter Ascending” will showcase the kind of cutting-edge visual effects that have become the benchmarks of the Wachowskis’ films. Dan Glass (“Batman Begins,” “Cloud Atlas”) is the film’s visual effects supervisor, a post he has occupied for the Wachowskis since “The Matrix” Trilogy. Additionally, John Gaeta, the visual effects Oscar® winner behind “The Matrix,” is contributing to the visual effects design.

The production will remain in the UK at the studios through June, at which time filming will move to Chicago for completion.

Sunday 14 April 2013

The Princess Bride 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Short Review


This is as fabulous as ever, 4.5 stars for both the film and for the 25th Anniversary extras and bonus features.Princess Bride
The Princess Bride is a classic fairy tale, originally released in 1987 and lovingly converted here to Blu-ray to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its birth. The re-mastered version is just brilliant, the film doesn't even really look that dated (certainly not 25 years old), except of course for the mullets and the computer game screen shots!
Read our full review here