Cineworld Rugby – Civil War Promos

We worked with the Cineworld Rugby marketing team to produce small promos and a small sketch for the release of Captain America: Civil War.


Starring Florence Driver and Nick Clarke 
Directed by Sarah Cook 
Filmed and Edited by Elliot Baker


Starring Florence Driver and Nick Clarke 
Directed and Edited by Sarah Cook 
Filmed by Elliot Baker


Mother’s Day – Review

Oh Garry Marshall. Director of Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, and The Princess Diaries.

What happened man?

When did your life-affirming pieces of cinematic gold become garish, mashed-up, forced vignettes telling multiple stories with diluted sentiments? Credit to the director, he is 81 and is still producing movies but they aren’t amazingly good. Or good. They are bad, really. Terrible.

With the likes of Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve over-populating our screens with a tirade of stars, our faith in the romantic comedy director has all but fizzled out. His latest garb Mother’s Day, in cinemas this weekend, is just as thin and unaccomplished as the compilation movies he has directed beforehand.

Starring Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson, Britt Robertson, and Jason Sudeikis, Mother’s Day revolves around different family units leading up to the day of mummy’s everywhere. Sandy is recently divorced and has to battle for popularity with her ex-husband’s younger wife Tina. Julia Roberts is not a mum, or so she thinks, and has chosen a career rather than a family. Kristin is a young mum who is shirking the responsibility of marriage to her boyfriend Zack because she never knew her real mother (you know where this is going.) Jesse hasn’t seen her mum for some time because they never agreed with her marriage to Russell – an Indian doctor. And Bradley is a single father – recently widowed – trying to fill the gap his wife left. And therefore hijinks ensue.

To sum up exactly how Mother’s Day is, there are several scenes set in a comedy show where Jack Whitehall is headlining. Not as Jack Whitehall, he actually plays Zack who is a stand-up comic, ready to make his fame and fortune. No. Really. As he is performing in a showcase, there are a bunch of jokes told in which the pearly mouthed population of the bar eat up. Except the jokes aren’t funny, the smiles are artificial, and there’s a goddamn laugh track making it seem as though they are roaring with hysterics.

They aren’t.

We aren’t.

And now you see why Mother’s Day is so awful. The film tries to masquerade its pitiless writing by forcing in plot after plot, practically forcing us to care about the characters which we don’t. The manipulation is brash and heavy-handed. There is never enough time to cover the emotions either. So a mother and daughter reunite for the first time ever but it’s literally three minutes sandwiched between a father rapping and a mother hosting a party with a llama. There’s a heavily racist mother but she is played for laughs and the exploration of a childhood groan with parental figures who says “quirky things.” You know – just fun racist stuff.

Surprisingly, the slapstick and the crass humour such as a baby peeing in a purse or Jason Sudeikis falling off a roof never work and the most you’ll get out of this film is three chuckles, perhaps one laugh out loud “OHNOSHEDIDN’T” moment. But I promise you, a lot of that is fuelled by pure awkwardness. There’s some great acting from Julia Roberts and Britt Robertson but they aren’t given the room to explore the only tender moment in the entire film. (On a note about that storyline: Can we just have one movie where a woman picks a career over a family out of choice? No like “I can’t have kids” or “I gave up my kids and couldn’t replace them.” Just one. We don’t all want people out of our vaginas.)  The film never properly addresses folk who have no mum for many, many different reasons.

The movie is so thin and unaccomplished. It’s the cinematic equivalent of texting your mother on Mother’s Day: Unimaginative, thoughtless, and offensive.


Suicide Squad – News and Images!

Since the success of Deadpool, there had been rumours that the Suicide Squad was going in for reshoots to make it dirtier, filthier, and more appealing to folks who have gone through puberty.  But directed David Ayer, the latest DC film was always intended to be a PG-13 (a 12a for us UK roles) and that’s the rating it has been promptly given.

The latest news may come as a blow for people wishing to enjoy the spoils of an all villain superhero crew without – sigh – adolescents around. Yet the news could mean the more “family friendly” outing relies more on witty and rambunctious action rather than saying “F***” every twenty seconds…

Wait a minute….F***


OH FOR F*** SAKE. We’ve become PG-13 too!
Here are some amazingly awesome images for the upcoming film too.:

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What do you think?


Independence Day: Resurgence – Brand New Clips!

Ok. Ok. OK!

I know I said a few weeks ago that I wasn’t sold on this intergalactic sequel to one of the nineties greatest sci-fi romps. The film has taken more of serious turn than the original ever did and it seems that no fun had been injected here. However, with the parade of clips coming out, my antagonism for the film has turned into love.
Independence Day: Resurgence is set twenty years after the events of the first film and humanity have armed themselves with the alien technology from before. Happily safe, it all goes wrong when BAMN aliens happen again.

Congratulations Resurgence. You’ve got me hyped. Namely because Jeff Goldblum is a comic gift and because there is something utterly compelling about seeing a machine that deactivates gravity. Damn. These aliens are smart.

What do you think?


Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates – “Inspired By” Featurette

Yes. This is still a comedy. This is still a cinematic thing that is coming our way to obliterate our senses and shock our eyeballs. With so many horrendous comedies in our future, it look as though our yearly ritual of peeling our eyeballs out of our heads and pushing them into a vat of bleach is due.

So here’s the latest clips for Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. Which is apparently based on a truly story.

Hard-partying brothers Mike (Adam Devine) and Dave (Efron) place an online ad to find the perfect dates (Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza) for their sister’s Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys, instead. find themselves outsmarted and out-partied by the uncontrollable duo.

Yep. This is still a thing. And now as you proceed for the eyeball cleansing, may I remind you that there should be some impressive comedies coming our way? No. I don’t know what they are either but there’s HAS to be some, right?