California High: The Great Marijuana Debate – Brand New Trailer!

Marijuana has been a hot topic in the Western world for some time. America has been debating over the drug for years as the public and political groups tear themselves apart. No matter what your leanings are, the argument is filled with good points on both sides of the pond.

And that is caught in documentary California High: The Great Marijuana Debate.

Produced by The Video Project, this brand new film is a forum for both sides of the argument to present their case, allowing the audience members to reach their own debate. Prominent voices on both sides include Paul Allen St. Pierre of NORML, Paul Chabot of the Coalition For A Drug Free America and Kaven Sabet & Robert DuPont, formerly of the White House.

Directed by Matthew and Barnaby O’Connor, it’s refreshing to see a movie that presents a balanced foundation for viewers to come to an informed decision. A must-see for anyone who likes to get high on political debate

Come on, I had to get ONE pun in there.


Life Animated – Brand New Trailer!

Autism is one of the few mental illnesses that we haven’t quite figured out yet. With Hollywood promoting stereotypes that harm, people have been trying to be more open with their experiences and life.

In Life Animated, Owen Suskind’s story is about give an honest cinematic portrayal of autism.

The film revolves around an outgoing child who suddenly started showing signs of autism but finds a voice through the classic tales of Disney. Now at twenty, he is set out to live in his own apartment for his first time.

With beautiful imagery surrounding this evocative film to embellish the story of Owen, it’s hard not to feel emotional in this trailer. If you didn’t know the power of cinema or how Disney could help a lonely sole trapped in his brain and his family connect with him. Just watch this trailer and try not to see the magic in every single frame.


Suicide Squad – Brand New TV Spot!

When it comes to movies, there are some that we simply cannot wait for.  Suicide Squad is one of them. With the blistering clips, TV spots, and trailers, the excitement is high. Extremely high.

Suicide Squad revolves around a collection of oddball villains trying to save the day seems like a humours and action-packed piece that should delight anyone who wants to wash the sins of Dawn of Justice away…

Just give us the film already: We want to delight in the ultra-violet, ultra-violent, and chaotic. We want to see whether this’ll be brilliant or shocking. We just want it now. Give it to us now!


Jack Reacher: Never Go Back – Brand New Footage

There’s a brand new Tom Cruise film. I wonder what he is playing this time. Maybe he is an army sergeant who runs a lot. Or an air pilot….who runs a lot. OR MAYBE HE’S A SPY! ……who yes runs a lot.

Ok. So Tom Cruise careers have hit the same popular cliché. Maybe the sequel to the film we probably didn’t see, Cruise returns s agent Jack Reacher.

Although we don’t know the plot, as of yet, the latest video sees an introduction of Major Susan Turner played by Cobie Smulders of How I Met Your Mother fame. For anyone who is a fan of Lee Child’s popular series of novels, this is apparently based on the eighteenth book instalment.

Also, Tom Cruise apparently runs.


The Colony – Brand New Clips

When you are the face of a franchise, you may find it hard to escape the popular character that once wore your face. That is why Emma Watson is choosing more independent and daring films to help shake away the Hermione tag she’ll probably have all her life.

Watson stars alongside Daniel Bruhl, The Colony mixes Cold War antics and cults to provide a rich and chunky story. It revolves around flight attendant Lena whose boyfriend Daniel is kidnapped by the Government for creating images in support of President Salvador Allende. Helping find him, Lena travels to the colony to offer herself to fascist sect and sinister minister Paul Schafer who’s holding him captive. There, a battle of wits and determination ensures.

These latest clips see the danger and severity that the couple are in as well as the enduring love that they have for one another. The film could be an evocative and harrowing true story cinematic adventure. Sure enough, this is one aspect of human history that we haven’t known and must!


The Keeping Room – Review

Throughout a long and lengthy history, women do not have a good time. Like. At all. In fact, we’re still suffering on a global basis, with women of colour being given out the absolute worst of it. The Keeping Room, a western drama on a long list of modern western dramas that populate our screens, sees how three different women struggle during the Civil War.

The Keeping Room stars Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfield, and Muna Otaru as three women, Augusta, Louise, and Mad, who are living in their idyllic farm house in Southern America during the US Civil War. With the men they loved and cared for out on crusade, the women all pitch in. However, there is evil afoot and the trio who must defend their home against two rogue soldiers (Sam Worthington and Kyle Soller) who are killing everyone that they come across. As a fast-approaching Union Army aims for their land, their battle will be a brutal and courageous one.

Directed by Daniel Barber, The Keeping Room is an extremely bleak one and a difficult watch. A lot of Westerns centre on the frontier world of slavery, murder, and sexual assault and The Keeping Room really delves deep into the darkness surrounding this era. The trauma and strife is reflected in the sleepy, grey, and brow hues that enhance the aesthetics. Capturing the greenery and the difficulties of rural life, Martin Ruhe enhances Barber’s film with a stunning cinematography that is all dripping in an exquisite score by Martin Phipps.

Performing Julia Hart’s eloquent script with ferocious emotion that is palpable without over-broiling the cooking pot, Britt Marling leads a defiant cast of women who’ll do anything to protect their home. Determined, strong, and with poised feminine heroics, Marling is a severely accomplished actress who brings the worry and torment of Augusta and balances them with the determination and will to live. Steinfield, an Academy award nominated actress who has gone from strength to strength with her work, easily has one of the more harrowing scenes and she tackles it with sensitivity and growth. However, Muna Otaru steels every scene she is in. Despite being classed as the lowly member of human society (a theme that is somewhat heavily handed in the film as metaphors and dialogue feel uneasy,) Otaru’s Mad is full of kindness, tenaciousness, and resolve. Otaru allows her character to burn with different levels and easily has the most powerful and redolent monologues in the whole of the film.

But then again, this is a film about three parts and each actress brings an unwavering and accomplished element to the film.

The short running time helps speed The Keeping Room along that is as drawled out as a stereotypical Southern accent. Barber and his filmmaking team know that to submerge viewers in the darkest part of the past, you cannot roll out the suffering too long and therefore, the small runtime aids an otherwise compelling and enthralling drama. Helmed by formidable actresses who capture different aspects of womanhood endurance: A passionate fighter, a good-natured survivor, and an innocent with pig-headness. With the evocative talent produced by the trio of actresses leading a visceral – if somewhat narcotic – piece, Barber’s The Keeping Room may stay with you for some time.