Category Archives: Movies

What We Do In The Shadows First Six Minutes

What We Do In The Shadows is another movie to watch out for this November, and we have the first six minutes of the movie for you to check out.

The comedy sees Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi on writing and directing duties, while Waititi, Clement, and Jonathan Brugh all star.

Take a look at the first six minutes of the new comedy film:

Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are three vampires living together and trying to cope with modern life; from paying rent, doing housework, and trying to get into nightclubs, they’re perfectly normal – except for their immortality, fangs, and thirst for human blood. W
hen their 8000 year-old housemate, Petyr, turns 20-something Nick into a vampire, the guys must guide him through his newfound eternal life.

In return, they are forced to learn a thing or two about modern life.

What We Do In The Shadows is released 21st November.

The Homesman New Short Trailer

The Homesman is a movie that I have been looking forward to for some time, as it sees Hilary Swank team up with Tommy Lee Jones.

Not only is Jones set to take on the role of George Briggs, but the movie will also see him return to the director’s chair.

Jones made his directorial debut back in 2005 with The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada – this is his first big screen directorial outing since that debut.

A brand new short trailer for the film has been released, and we have it for you to take a look at:

Swank takes on the central role of Mary Bee Cuddy, and she and Jones are joined on the cast list by Meryl Streep, Miranda Otto, John Lithgow, and James Spader.

Mary Bee Cuddy (Swank) is an independent and resourceful frontier woman, conditioned to living a life of solitude and hard work in America’s West in the 1850s.

Lonely and isolated, when the preacher (John Lithgow) breaks the news that three local women have been declared insane and are to be transported across the barren country to a safe haven, Mary Bee volunteers for the dangerous and arduous task of leading them to Iowa.

When she stumbles across reprobate claim-jumper George Briggs (Jones) hanging from a noose, Mary Bee saves his life but only in exchange for his assistance in escorting the three troubled women.

The unlikely pairing set off on the long, difficult journey where their courage and resilience are tested as they’re both pushed to their limits.

The Homesman is released 21st November.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition Featurettes

I have always been a big fan of the extended edition DVDs that Peter Jackson put together for The Lord of the Rings and the first instalment of The Hobbit, and we have less than a week before we are treated to another.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition DVD & Blu-Ray is released on Monday, and is set to be packed with extra footage and take us behind the scenes on how the movie was made.

This is a DVD/Blu-Ray release that we have been looking forward to for some time, and we have a couple of terrific new featurettes to share with you.

The first featurette takes us on to the set of Laketown, while the second sees Benedict Cumberbatch bring Smaug to life:

The release will feature twenty five minutes of extra footage and more than nine hours of new bonus features, that will take you behind the making of the movie like never before.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition DVD & Blu-Ray is released 3rd November.

The Better Angels Trailer

The Better Angels is a movie to watch out for as A.J. Edwards makes his feature film directorial debut.

The Better Angels has played at the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals this year, and has been supported by director Terrence Malick.

Edwards is a protege of Malick after working with him on To The Wonder – now he is directing and writing in his own right.

The brand new trailer for the film has arrived, and we have it for you to take a look at:

A terrific cast has been assembled for the film, as Jason Clarke, Diane Kruger, Brit Marling and Wes Bentley are all on board.

Indiana, 1817. The entire nation, only 40 years old and a few years removed from a second war of independence, is raw.

Men, women, and children alike must battle nature and disease to survive in remote log cabins. This is young Abraham Lincoln’s world.

Spanning three years of the future president’s childhood, The Better Angels explores his family, the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him forever, and the two women who guided him to immortality.

The Better Angels is released 7th November in the U.S. but no UK release date has been announced.

The Hundred-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared Featurette

The Hundred-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared has just been released on DVD & Blu-Ray and is the adaptation of the novel of the same name by Jonas Jonasson

The movie sees Felix Herngren in the director’s chair, as he helms his first feature film since Every Other Week back in 2006.

Robert Gustafsson takes on the central role of Allan Karlsson, and undergoes a terrific transformation for the role.

In this new featurette takes us behind the scenes of the make-up process that turns Robert into a hundred year old man:

fter a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he’s still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100.

A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn’t interested, and decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some unpleasant criminals, a friendly hot-dog stand operator, and an elephant (not to mention a death by elephant).

It would be the adventure of a lifetime for anyone else, but Allan has a larger-than-life backstory: Not only has Allan witnessed some of the most important events of the twentieth century, but he has actually played a key role in them. S

tarting out in munitions as a boy, he somehow finds himself involved in many of the key explosions of the twentieth century and travels the world, sharing meals and more with everyone from Franco, Stalin, and Truman to Reagan and Gorbachev.

The Hundred-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared is out on DVD & Blu-Ray now.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 TV Spots

There are just three weeks to go until The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 hits the big screen, and it really is going to be one of the biggest movies of the year.

I am excited to see Jennifer Lawrence return as Katniss Everdeen, as she becomes the symbol of the revolution and fights against the Capitol.

This is one of the movies that I have been looking forward to ever since the credits rolled on Catching Fire, and here are two great TV spots to check out:

The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever.

Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is released 20th November.

The Woman In Black: Angel of Death Trailer

The Woman In Black: Angel of Death is one of the January movies that I am really looking forward to, and the brand new full-length trailer to check out.

Tom Harper is in the director’s chair this time around and has brought together a terrific cast that includes Phoebe Fox, Jeremy Irvine and Helen McCrory.

The brand new full-length trailer for the movie has been released, and we have it for you to take a look at:

England, 1941 With London in the midst of the blitz, two teachers evacuate a group of schoolchildren to the abandoned Eel Marsh House.

Seeking safety from the bombs in the remote coastal location, the group instead find themselves facing an evil far more frightening when their arrival awakens the Woman in Black.

I don’t know about you, but I found The Woman in Black to be one of the creepiest movies of 2012, and if this new film can get somewhere close to that than we will be in for a treat.

The Woman In Black: Angel of Death is released 1st January 2015.

Serena Featurette

Serena has hit the big screen this weekend and sees Jennifer Lawrence team up with Bradley Cooper for their third film together.

Serena is a big screen adaptation of the novel by Ron Rash, and sees Susanne Bier back in the director’s chair.

In this great new featurette, the actors talk about the title character Serena, and the strength that exists in this character:

Lawrence takes on the title character and she and Cooper are joined on the cast list by Sean Harris, Rhys Ifans, and Toby Jones.

North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s – George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck newly-weds, begin to build a timber empire.

Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man’s life in the wilderness.

With power and influence now in their hands, the Pembertons refuse to let anyone stand in the way of their inflated love and ambitions.

However, once Serena discovers George’s hidden past and faces an unchangeable fate of her own, the Pemberton’s passionate marriage begins to unravel leading toward a dramatic reckoning.

Serena is out now.

What We Do In The Shadows Trailer

What We Do In The Shadows is a horror movie to watch out for this autumn and is set to hit the big screen next month.

What We Do In The Shadows is a horror comedy mockumentary as Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement team up in the director’s chair.

A brand new trailer for the film has been released, and we have it for you to take a look at:

Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are three vampires living together and trying to cope with modern life; from paying rent, doing housework, and trying to get into nightclubs, they’re perfectly normal – except for their immortality, fangs, and thirst for human blood.

When their 8000 year-old housemate, Petyr, turns 20-something Nick into a vampire, the guys must guide him through his newfound eternal life.

In return, they are forced to learn a thing or two about modern life.

What We Do In The Shadows is released 21st November.

Paddington – From Book To Screen Featurette

Paddington is set to hit the big screen this November and is set to bring this loveable character to a whole new generation.

Paddington is based on the best selling novels by Michael Bond, and sees Paul King in the director’s chair and on writing duties.

In this brand new featurette, the director, producer and cast talk about the character of Paddington and bringing the books to the big screen:

Paddington brings together an all-star cast as Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, and Nicole Kidman are all set to star.

Ben Whishaw is also on board the project as he is set to lend his voice the to the character of Paddington.

Paddington has grown up deep in the Peruvian jungle with his Aunt Lucy who, inspired by a chance encounter with an English explorer, has raised her nephew to dream of an exciting life in London.

When an earthquake destroys their home, Aunt Lucy decides to smuggle her young nephew on board a boat bound for England, in search of a better life.

Arriving alone at Paddington Station, Paddington soon finds that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family, who find him with a label tied around his neck which reads ‘Please look after this bear. Thank you.’

They offer him a temporary home whilst he searches for the explorer who impressed Aunt Lucy all those years before.

But when Paddington catches the eye of a sinister, seductive taxidermist, it isn’t long before his home – and very existence – is under threat …

Paddington is released 28th November.