Lore – Brand New Trailer!

Lore looks like it is a cross between The Descent and The Blair Witch Project, with a small hint of aliens thrown in (though I may be making that but up. I’m not sure.)

There is little information to be gleaned from the trailer except that a teenager has gone missing and his mother is searching for him using her “special bond” and the help of a Native American and a man who is either the father, the boyfriend or the brother.

Every single shot screams cliche from the get go, and you’ll find yourself slowly giving up and playing the inevitable game of “Who will die next?”

My money’s on the Native American, the guy knows the area and is representative of an ethnic minority. There’s no way it couldn’t be him!


Lore is out in cinemas at some point this year… probably?

It doesn’t say when in my press release!

Brawl in Cell Block 99 – Brand New Trailer!

It feels like racial tension is everywhere at the moment, not least in the United States. With the regular clashes between both the left and the right wing constantly entering the news with every broadcast, it was never going to be long before Hollywood started jumping on the bandwagon and creating films about white supremacists and the people they associate with.

Such is the case with Brawl in Cell Block 99. Whilst Vince Vaughn’s skinhead character is never outright stated, nor shown to be outright racist, there is still an incredibly heavy overtone within the shots that screams that it is so.

Whilst this may be a heavy hitting drama, there is still something that can’t stop me seeing Vaughn as the chubby comic relief in several films. I hope it doesn’t negatively impact the viewing experience.


Brawl in Cell Block 99 is out in cinemas October 2017!

Killing Gunther – Brand New Trailer!

Live after SNL ccan be tricky. For Taran Killam, it looks batshit insane as he directs, writes, and stars in Killing Gunther!

The film revolves round a bunch of eccentric assassins who come together to take down the world’s greatest hit-man after he gets annoying. Hey, we’ve all been there!

Starring Bobbie Moynihan, Cobbie Smulders, and Arnie fricking Schwarzenegger, Killing Gunther looks to be brilliant, cheesy fun!

What do you think?


Killing Gunther is out later this year! 

Unpopped Kernels: Convenience (2015)

This may sound like a sweeping statement but it’s completely true: British Comedy is the best. From the classic Monty Python era of hilarity, through the Carry On films, dark comedies of the nineties, and to modern heroes such as Simon Pegg and Nick Frost promoting a new generation of comedy, there is no denying that we just do comedy the best.

What’s more,  the British independent scene is the shit. We cultivate and help young artists and help them break that ceiling with their work. With BAFTA and BFI leading the charge, there is a whole lot of support for filmmakers.

Convenience is a film that marries these parts together happily.

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Convenience revolves around two friends Shaan and Ajay who find themselves in a bit of a pickle; Shaan has accidentally put the pair in thousands of pounds worth of debt because he simply went into a strip club to read. Dismayed, the pair decided to rob a local gas station to get the money but when they get there, they discover the 24 hour shop has a time-locked safe that won’t open until the morning. This means that Shaan and Ajay have to pretend to be workers in order to get the money…dealing with a night time of weird customers.

This film is a collection of raucous talents. The acting on this list is impressive. From Anthony Head to Verne Troyer, a whole host of famous faces saunter through that beeping door with hilarious characters and snippets of their life; all chaotic, entertaining, and sometimes desolate too. The main charm of the film, however, is through Ray Panthaki and Abeel Akhter’s performance as Ajay and Shaa, respectively. A duo act that’ll make you feel nostalgic, their pirouetting relationship as one naïve fool and one nervous clever one (who may actually be just as clueless) works well with the investment that the pair have with the characters. Their chemistry is electrifying and it buzzes off the screen. Add This Is England’s excellent Vicky McClure, who adds a sardonic presences to the mix, and this is a film of superb talented heights.

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Situational comedy at its best and richly dark too, Convenience is a happy marriage between a lot of different hysterical elements that work remarkably well. There’s the old buddy comedies such as Laurel and Hardy or Pryor and Wilder, which the tag team of Akhter and Panthaki lovingly embellish. There’s slapstick comedy and toilet humour, though the fart scene is truly crass, it still unearths a chuckle. There’s some odd characters and it utterly delves into the ridiculousness of its situation. And finally, it uncovers some bleaker moments with a devilish humour to it that only British comedy can capture. Sarcastic, droll, and outrageous – Convenience is so much fun to watch.

Convenience is low-budget but never really feels as such, with a brilliant slick action direction by Keri Collins and gloomy cinematography to match. Much more than that, it’s a celebration of independent movies in the British film industry. Panthaki and director Keri Collins have poured their soul into this, alongside some impressive actors, and that really comes through. Enhanced by this dedication, Convenience is not only a great film, it feels like a celebration of what makes our vibrant industry tick along. It’s a vital movie to invest in; not only will you be stupidly entertained, but you’ll be helping promote the excellence that flows through this great country.

Watch it if convenient. If not, watch it anyway.


Convenience is available on Netflix! 

The Houses October Built 2 – Brand New Trailer!

I didn’t even know there was a film called The Houses October Built. Let alone a The Houses  October Built 2. Wow, what an intriguing film The Houses That October Built 2 has in store.

The Houses October Built 2 follows a group of five people who are recovering from being kidnapped by extreme haunters Blue Skeleton. Together, they decide to face their fears and begin visiting haunted attractions again because that sounds like a REASONABLE IDEA!

The Houses October Built 2 looks trashy and fun. The Houses October Built got a lot of fans on it’s first outing who are all looking forward The Houses October Built 2. 

Can you tell I’m trying to reach word count?

What do you think? Are you looking forward to The Houses October Built 2?

 


The Houses October Built 2 is out later this year. 

Paul Greengrass to Receive BFI Fellowship!

On the 14th of October this year, we will see another auteur awarded the BFI’s highest accolade, the BFI Fellowship. This year, the recipient of the vaunted commendation is Paul Greengrass, director of The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum and the Oscar nominated Captain Phillips.

Greengrass has been in the media industry for over 40 years, starting as a broadcast journalist before moving into filmmaking, since then he has covered iconic moments in history, such as the events leading up to Bloody Sunday in the film of the same name and United 93, which looks at the fateful flights of 9/11. Later this year, he also starts production on Anders Breivik and his attack in Norway in 2011.

Greengrass has also worked tirelessly to make the film industry more diverse and inclusive, and has also created many opportunities for people from all backgrounds to work in both television and films.