The Greatest Showman – Brand New Trailer & Clips!

When the announcement of a completely original musical starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, and Zendaya landed, we were immediately sold. After all, Hugh Jackman is a musical genius and you can deny it all you want but toe-stopping and show-tapping (wait, flip it, reverse it,) are bloody brilliant.

So we’re sold. We’ll give you all the money.

The Greatest Showman is a singing extravaganza that tell’s the story of P.T. Barnum and his circus craziness!

We’re ready for it. Do we need to tell you more? Great visuals, love stories, and HUGH JACKMAN SINGING AGAIN!

What more do you need?


The Greatest Showman is out Boxing Day

East End Film Festival: Butterfly Kisses – Review

Butterfly Kisses is directed by Rafael Kapelinski and follows the story of Jake and his two best friends through a world distorted by sex and porn. They all have their own demons, but Jake’s secret is one that he can’t tell anyone. The East End Film Festival is home to many intriguing and exciting films, and Butterfly Kisses is no exception, though sadly it is a little uneven.

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The first thing to notice about this film is just how striking it is to look at; the cinematography is hands down the most captivating thing about this film. The decision to shoot in black and white was a wise one, as it brings a great deal of depth to some of the most important scenes that would perhaps lose a little something if they were presented in colour. It matches the mood of the film, feels consistent with what’s happening and allows you to tap into the mindset of the lead characters.

Kapelinksi has an eye for shots, providing some very enigmatic images over the course of it’s short run time. Just the technical aspects in general are fantastic; a great deal of this film’s effect can be attributed to the sound, or rather, the lack of it. Some of the film’s most emotional and poignant scenes are the ones that have no music, and just understand the impact of real sounds against total silence. It suddenly brings you into a more calming, mesmerised state that allows you to truly feel the essence of the scene. This is done in best in the film’s last half an hour, and is ultimately the most encouraging reason to finish it.

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Where this film is uneven is in it’s screenplay; the film’s premise and pay off is very intriguing, but it’s also kind of hard to get into. Something about the dialogue, mostly in the first hour or so, feels very contrived, and it’s difficult to sink into the film when you can’t quite get the rhythm of what’s going on. And the pacing is affected, not quite bringing the film to a halt but definitely slowing it perhaps a little too much, though that does actually benefit some of the beautiful shots that take place within. And as previously mentioned, the last half an hour of the film does a really great job of bringing it all to a close. Where the script is lacking though, the performances are definitely strong, in particular that of Theo Stevenson as Jake. He brings a lot of power to the role, sinks into it and presents nothing but the character. There’s also come charming turns from Rosie Day and This is England star Thomas Turgoose, but ultimately, the entire cast are great.

So whilst it’s a tad lacking in it’s screenplay and pacing, Butterfly Kisses is a worthy piece of film-making. Great performances all around, and exceptionally put together. If you’ve got a keen eye for stunning cinematography, then this is definitely the film for you, and you can catch it at this year’s East End Film Festival.


Find out more about the East End Film Festival 

My Little Pony: The Movie – Brand New Trailer!

The new series of My Little Pony: The Movie has caught the attention of fans of all shapes and sizes. The popularity of the show has seen thousands of people swarm to the television shows and that doesn’t look to continue

The film sees the Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Variety, and Fluttershy face their biggest challenge yet in the land of Equestria.

Original cast Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, and Andrea Libman to voice their usual characters but a new star-studded list has been anounceed including Zoe Saldana, Kristin Chenoweth, Emily Blunt, Uzo Aduba, Lieve Schreiber, and Michael Pena.

Whether your a fan or not, the movie is certainly going to be entertaining.

What do you think?


My Little Pony is out later this year. 

Jumanji: Welcome the Jungle – Brand New Trailer!

During the 1990s, a simply family adventure film made us absolutely terrified of playing board games. Not that we weren’t already, what with the family tensions and competitive streaks of our

This time, they’ve taken it to the next level with a Jumanji video game. That’s right, your favourite board game family adventure thriller has got a virtual makeover.

The film revolves around four teenagers who are locked in the confinements of a basement only to discover an old console. When they start to play the game, they are zapped into another world, transforming into Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan. Together, they have to romp through this adventure and, most importantly, survive.

With feelings of Tron and a somewhat loving homage to the old film, Jumanji looks to be an interest adventure with some humorous digs at sexism, the famous actors, and more. Alright Jumanji, it’s good, we’re ready to play.

What do you think?


Jumanji is out later this year. 

61st BFI London Film Festival – Opening Gala Announced!

The best festival of the year is coming back to London. BFI London Festival is the greatest in showcasing homegrown upcoming favourites, massive overseas triumphs, and a shorts programme. We’re so excited for it we could spit.

Luckily, it’s just been announced that Andy Serkis’ directorial debut Breathe is going to be the Opening Ceremony.

Breathe stars Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, who come together to tell the story of Robin Cavendish who is blighted by polio whilst in Africa and only given moments to live. It definitely feels like the right opener for the BFI London Film Festival

Of the festival opener, Clare Stewart, BFI London Film Festival Director, says: “We are proud to be opening the 61st BFI London Film Festival with a film that is a beacon for remarkable British talent: the directorial debut of Andy Serkis, compelling performances from a stellar cast led by Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, and a story of universal resonance that is also deeply personal for producer Jonathan Cavendish. BREATHE is not only an inspirational love story, it is also a film about two truly indomitable spirits who defy the odds and the sceptics to pave the way for change.

Whilst director Andy Serkis says: “On behalf of the cast and crew of Breathe, we are absolutely thrilled and deeply honoured to be the Opening Gala performance in this year’s incredibly richly diverse and world-class BFI London Film Festival. Breathe is a deeply personal story to all of us at The Imaginarium and to have the European premiere of my directorial debut in London, my hometown, is beyond my wildest dreams.”

And we’re so thrilled we can hardly...Breathe! 

 


BFI London Film Festival starts Wednesday 4 October-Sunday 15 October 2017.