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Cherry Tree Lane DVD Review

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Cherry Tree Lane DVD Review
Title: Cherry Tree Lane Directed by: Paul Andrew Williams Starring: Rachael Blake, Tom Butcher, Jumayn Hunter, Ashley Chin Running time: 77 minutes, Not Rated Special Features: None Michael and Christine are having a quiet dinner at home while their son is out for the evening. When Michael answers a knock at the door, their lives are changed forever when a trio of violent strangers enters, beat the couple and wait for the son to return home. I’m not even going to bother with a bunch of insults because this movie was awful. For the majority of the hour and 17 minutes I had to sit through a bunch of inane [ Read More ]

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Cherry Tree Lane Movie Review

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Cherry Tree Lane Movie Review
Cherry Tree Lane Directed by Paul Andrew Williams Starring: Rachael Blake, Tom Butcher, Jumayn Hunter, Ashley Chin, Sonny Muslim Runtime: 77 Minutes Films like Cherry Tree Lane are diamonds in the rough. For every horror film that’s released a year, few are actually noteworthy, while most settle for being so-bad-it’s-good (or bad) schlock. Yet when one comes along that shows true talent and ambition, it deserves to be praised. While not a perfect film, Cherry Tree Lane showcases Paul Andrew Williams strong directorial abilities. Williams has turned in a tense, gripping thriller that’s a far cut above the rest. Williams is the reason Cherry Tree Lane works, although he does [ Read More ]

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Cherry Tree Lane Trailer and Release Information

Image Entertainment has unannounced that Cherry Tree Lane will be released to DVD on January 29 2013. The film is about a couple that gets taken hostage by a group of teenagers who plan to kill their son. The film has been described as a British urban dramatic realtime horrorthriller film. Cherry Tree Lane is written and directed by Paul Andrew Williams and stars Rachael Blake Jennie Jacques Jumayn Hunter Tom Butcher. Synopsis Christine and Mike are an ordinary middleclass couple living in what could be any house on any street. Its an average evening as they prepare dinner open a bottle of wine and bicker as they wait for their teenage son Sebastian to come home from football. A ring at the door is answered
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Cherry Tree Lane Will Bring a Home Invasion to North America January 29th

Image Entertainment will release Paul Andrew Williams' (The Cottage) Cherry Tree Lane in North America. The release date is January 29th. This film deals with a hostage taking. Several hoods hold a family captive and no one is willing to explain why. This title has received moderate reviews. Screenjabber says of the film's story: "the story is so clichéd it’s extremely hard to care." Originality seems lacking in the premise. As well, UK Screen talks of the challenges of indie filmmaking: "[Williams] makes another impressive effort to make the most of a clearly low budget." So, the reception for the film has been a mixed bag as seen in these two snippets. Other reviews have been equally ambivalent. Fans of hoodie horror or thrillers can have a look at the film's North American trailer below and the film's poster above. Release Date: January 29th, 2013 (DVD). Director: Paul Andrew Williams.
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Review: Cherry Tree Lane

This is the review of Cherry Tree Lane, which is screening at Edinburgh International Film Festival. The film stars Rachael Blake, Tom Butcher, Jumayn Hunter, Ashley Chin, Sonny Muslim, Jennie Jacques, Corinne Douglas, Kieran Dooner and Tom Kane, and is directed by Paul Andrew Williams. A couple argue over dinner, she slept with someone else a long time ago and he hasn’t gotten over it. None of this exposition matters as it’s just there to pass the time and never developed. The doorbell rings and a gang of three teenagers force their way into the family home, tying the couple up and then sitting down on the sofas to wait for the couple’s son to come home as they are seeking revenge, claiming the son is a snitch.
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Review: Cherry Tree Lane

Cherry Tree Lane

Stars: Rachael Blake, Tom Butcher, Sonny Muslim, Ashley Chin, Jumayn Hunter, Kieran Dooner, Tom Kane, Jennie Jacques, Corinne Douglas | Written and Directed by Paul Andrew Williams

Cherry Tree Lane, the latest offering from director Paul Andrew Williams, is an urban horror story in which on a seemingly normal day of the week, a normal family on a normal street in London is targeted by a group of youths and subjected to 1 hour 20 minutes of brutality. One word that had become synonymous with early buzz around the movie was ‘intense’. How very true this is, was soon apparent.

Having only recently seen Paul Andrew Williams’ last (and first) feature, London to Brighton, very recently, I was suitably impressed by his style, tone, pace and the way in which he presented gritty subject matter. I had high hopes going in to see the movie and my anticipation was quickly rewarded.
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This week's new films

The Last Exorcism (15)

(Daniel Stamm, 2010, Us) Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell. 87 mins

There's an epic, gothic Dennis Wheatley-style horror struggling to get out of this curiously lightweight mockumentary, in which a jaded Louisiana evangelical priest (Fabian) takes on a local case of possession to prove that demons only exist in the mind. Stamm orchestrates some good old-fashioned in-camera shocks, but the handheld format is limiting, and what ought to be a truly horrific climax ends in a tired Blair Witch fizzle rather than a bang.

Certified Copy (12A)

(Abbas Kiarostami, 2010, Fr/It/UK) Juliette Binoche, William Shimell, 107 mins

Slightly wooden but deceptively memorable meta romance, in which a woman (Binoche) meets a man (Shimell) who may or may not be her husband.

Dinner For Schmucks

(12A) (Jay Roach, 2010, Us) Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis. 114 mins

Rudd is an aspiring exec who takes Carell to his boss's who-can-bring-the-biggest-nerd dinner party.
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Cherry Tree Lane Invades Homes with this Trailer

Cherry Tree Lane PosterCherry Tree Lane was recently in London at the city's Frightfest Film Festival and now the film is displaying a short trailer for the features, which shows some of the film's violence. Based on home invasions, Cherry Tree Lane puts an average middle class family up against an angry group of youths. The trailer below is for mature audiences and thriller fans can expect a release of the film September 3rd in the UK, with a North American release unknown. All the info' on the film is available below.

The synopsis for Cherry Tree Lane here:

"Christine and Mike are an ordinary middle-class couple, living in what could be any house on any street. It is an average evening as they prepare dinner, open a bottle of wine and bicker as they wait for their teenage son, Sebastian, to come home from football.

A ring at the door is answered by Christine.
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New Trailer for Paul Andrew Williams’ Cherry Tree Lane

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Empire have previewed a brand new trailer for Cherry Tree Lane, Paul Andrew Williams’ latest British thriller. Cherry Tree Lane is Williams’ follow-up to 2008′s The Cottage, and opened to mixed review at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June.

Cherry Tree Lane features an all-British cast, including performances from Rachael Blake, Tom Butcher, Jennie Jacques, Ashley Chin, Kieran Donner and Sonny Muslim.

Synopsis: Prosperous professional couple Mike and Christine are settling in for a standard evening of wine, TV and low-level marital hostility when a ring on their doorbell changes everything. Turns out their son Sebastian is in a little trouble with some local boys, who are quite prepared to camp out and wait for him to get home… The resulting culture-clash chamber drama is raw, revealing and nerve-splittingly tense.

Perhaps it’s just me, but it looks like a decent British thriller from an uncompromising talent. It’s a shame,
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New Cherry Tree Lane Trailer

New Cherry Tree Lane Trailer
Paul Andrew Williams impressed pretty much everyone with his feature debut, London To Brighton, followed that up with The Cottage and is now set to terrify the middle classes again with Cherry Tree Lane - and the film's new trailer is (exclusively) below.If you're thinking that name sounds familiar, the answer is yes, that's where Mary Poppins worked. But this is a very different suburban drama: an average middle aged couple, Mike (Tom Butcher) and Christine (Rachael Blake), are settling down for a quiet night in when a group of young locals arrive looking for their son, Sebastian, and decide to stay and wait until he comes home. It's probably fair to say that the newcomers aren't going to be content with a glass of vino and a few canapes while they're waiting. It's also probably fair to say that this film won't have a magical nanny appearing to save the day.
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Home Invasion Thriller Cherry Tree Lane Visits Frightfest August 28th

Several horror film features have been announced as participating in the Frightfest 2010 Film Festival. Based in London, Frightfest is the premiere horror film festival in the United Kingdom, which hosts some of the most anticipated World Premieres in the thriller genre. Cherry Tree Lane is a film from director Paul Andrew Williams (The Cottage) that tackles the subjects of home invasions and youth violence in under eighty minutes. This feature will show at Frightfest August 28th and to build some excitement on the showing, two movie stills are on display below. In the photos characters Mike and Christine are held against their will in a brutal showdown between two distraught parents and a gang of youths. Step inside Cherry Tree Lane past the break.

The synopsis for Cherry Tree Lane here:

"Christine and Mike are an ordinary middle-class couple, living in what could be any house on any street. It
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Home Invasion Thriller Cherry Tree Lane Visits Frightfest August 28th

Several horror film features have been announced as participating in the Frightfest 2010 Film Festival. Based in London, Frightfest is the premiere horror film festival in the United Kingdom, which hosts some of the most anticipated World Premieres in the thriller genre. Cherry Tree Lane is a film from director Paul Andrew Williams (The Cottage) that tackles the subjects of home invasions and youth violence in under eighty minutes. This feature will show at Frightfest August 28th and to build some excitement on the showing, two movie stills are on display below. In the photos characters Mike and Christine are held against their will in a brutal showdown between two distraught parents and a gang of youths. Step inside Cherry Tree Lane past the break.

The synopsis for Cherry Tree Lane here:

"Christine and Mike are an ordinary middle-class couple, living in what could be any house on any street. It
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Film4 FrightFest 2010 Releases Schedule

The UK's most amazing horror film festival Film4 FrightFest has released what could very well be another one of the best horror line-ups we've seen ever for its latest show taking place from Thursday the 26th of August to Monday the 30th of August, brimming with films we've been salivating over Stateside!

From the Press Release

This year there are eight British films in the main programme (another record) including Monsters, Gareth Edwards’ sensational post-Apocalyptic debut, The Ford Brothers’ Cannes-hyped African Zombie flick The Dead and Johannes Roberts F – in which a school gets a lesson in horror! Other home-grown titles are Dead Cert (East-End gangsters meet Eastern European vampires), Isle Of Dogs (nasty gangland horror), Paul Andrew Williams’ harrowing Cherry Tree Lane and werewolf thriller 13Hrs. Plus, Jake West will be presenting his in-depth documentary Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship And Videotape, which will be followed by a Q & A panel discussion.
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Complete Film4 Frightfest Lineup Announced!

The complete lineup for the 2010 edition of the Film4 Frightfest has just been announced and, as usual, it is a quality selection of the best in horror film from the UK and around the world. The program splits into two programs - the main lineup and sidebar Discovery program - and you'll find both below!

Programme = Screen 1

Thursday Aug 26

6.30pm Hatchet II  (World Premiere)

FrightFest continues its strong relationship with Adam Green by hosting the world premiere of the sequel to his 2006 slasher sensation. Picking up right where the splatter-tastic original ended, Marybeth escapes the clutches of the deformed, swamp-dwelling iconic killer Victor Crowley. After learning the truth about her family's connection to the hatchet-wielding madman, Marybeth returns to the Louisiana swamps along with an army of hunters to recover the bodies of her family and exact the bloodiest revenge against the bayou butcher. Delivering unapologetically unrestrained gushers of gore,
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First look at Paul Andrew Williams' Cherry Tree Lane

For his next film, British filmmaker Paul Andrew Williams directs a disturbing cautionary tale that "will make you think twice about opening your front door to strangers." It's called Cheery Tree Lane and from the looks of it, it'll be another in a line of new British thrillers exploiting continued fear of hooliganism in the UK.

Personally, I was a huge fan of Williams' last two directorial efforts, The Cottage and London to Brighton and The Children (which he wrote) was also a big hit around here. Here's hoping he continues this trend with his newest thriller.

Synopsis:

Christine and mike are an ordinary middle-class couple, living in what could be any house on any street. it’s an average evening as they prepare dinner, open a bottle of wine and bicker as they wait for their teenage son, Sebastian, to come home from football.

A ring at the door is answered by Christine.
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