12 items from 2010
The Doctor makes tasty mincemeat of Dickens as the Virgin Mary gets the soap treatment and Lucas & Walliams are grounded
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Is it the sherry talking, or is Matt Smith looking more and more like a stretch version of Gordon Ramsay? Interestingly, for lovers of showbiz Christmas cracker trivia, both were promising young footballers forced by injury to become international TV stars. Anyway he was back (Matt, not Gordon) for yesterday's Doctor Who special, a beautifully inventive reworking of A Christmas Carol featuring Michael Gambon as Kazran Sardick, the heartless kingpin of a Dickensian otherworld refusing to help a doomed huge spaceliner full of passengers stranded in one of his clouds. Oh the humanity, Mrs Cratchit! And, lawks, wasn't that Katherine Jenkins frozen alive in an upright »
- Phil Hogan
Bob Hoskins is one of the many talented stars of this fall's Made in Dagenham, which has gotten disappointingly little Oscar buzz given its stellar cast and generally heartwarming story. Hoskins plays an auto plant manager who helps the women there go on strike, but he's apparently not done telling stories about labor issues. According to THR he'll play a role in Weighed In: The Story of the Mumper, centered around the 1980s strike by British newspaper workers. No, I have no idea what a mumper is, though it seems fair to assume there's some British slang involved in creating that word. Joining Hoskins will be Jenny Agutter and Emily Atack, with Calum McNab, Adam Deacon, Vincent Regan, Terry Stone and Perry Benson all on board already for director Sacha Bennett. Yes, this may be the most obscurely British story in the world to tell, but i would have said »
British director Susan Jacobson's first feature film promises to be a brutal surivial thriller and we're very much looking forward to seeing some footage. For now though, we have our first look at a poster via distributor Av Pictires and some concept art as well as the first extended synopsis.
Set in the rugged and atmospheric landscape of the isolated English countryside, The Holding is a heart-pounding thriller and the ultimate survival story which cranks up the tension to the maximum.
Cassie Naylor has a brutal secret - eight months ago she killed her husband when she discovered he had been abusing her teenage daughter. Now as she runs the farm alone with her two girls, financial ruin threatens and Cassie struggles to hold her home and family together. One day a charismatic stranger arrives at the farm and charms his way into Cassie's life, but as time »
Bonded by Blood PosterBonded by Blood is the latest British gangster film to come to North American shores and this time Revolver Entertainment will offer a true story for fans. This film follows three of the most prolific drug dealers in the '90s, known as the Essex Boys. All three were gunned down in 1995 after being lured to an isolated location under the pretense of a lucrative drug buy. This story was first chronicled in film in 2000, as the Essex Boys and this latest version will star Vincent Regan (Clash of the Titans), Tamer Hassan (Dead Man Running) and Dave Legeno (Centurion). Watch the trailer below for the gory details.
The synopsis for the film:
"In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. Bonded By Blood charts »
- 28DaysLaterAnalysis@gmail.com (Michael Allen)
Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace have signed on to star in Luc Besson’s new flick Lock Out, which he co-wrote with directors Stephen St. Leger and James Mather. Yesterday we broke the news that Vincent Regan had joined the 3D movie, which he described as “Taken meets The Fifth Element”. Now it appears that the flick’s original title Section 8 has been changed to the more ominous sounding Lock Out - avoiding comparisons to a TV series and little-known 2006 movie of the same name. Deadline report that Pearce will play...
- Josh Winning
Share Luc Besson's 3D movie Section 8 has picked up 300 and Clash Of The Titans actor Vincent Regan. In an exclusive interview with Total Film on the set of Brit thriller The Holding, Regan - who worked with Besson over a decade ago on César Award winner Joan Of Arc - revealed that he will be re-teaming with the flamboyant French director for Section 8. The flick, which Regan describes as “Taken meets The Fifth Element in 3D”, is being written and produced by Besson, while Irish duo James Mather and Stephen St. Leger will...
- Total Film
You can bring home two Universal films home in true high definition for the first time this September. Mercury Rising and Unleashed will both debut on Blu-ray on September 14. We don't have any pricing details as of yet, or cover art for Unleashed, but you can take a look at the special features of Unleashed and the cover art for Mercury Rising below. It doesn't seem that Mercury Rising will include any bonus features, but we'll update this story if special features details come in.
FBI agent Art Jeffries (Bruce Willis) is despondent and without hope, teetering on the verge of a nervous breakdown. But when he is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a nine-year-old autistic child who's parents have been mysteriously slain, he unknowingly stumbles into a situation that is anything but routine. While exploring the scene of the murders at a modest Chicago home, Jeffries discovers the »
I've been shouting it from the rooftops for the past couple of years ... we need more monster movies, man! Zombies and slashers are way cool, but my heart will forever belong to creatures of all shapes and sizes. A new indie flick called Bleak Sea from director Giacomo Cimini is looking to gnash some new teeth, and we've got the promotional trailer and early sales art!
The trailer you see below will be shown at the Cannes Film Festival as a means to get backers interested in financing the feature film project. Dig on the log line: "At the height of the Cold War, in the depths of the North Sea, a British submarine in search of an elusive Soviet weapon will find a far more terrifying enemy lurking in the deep."
Check out the details as per Undead Backbrain:
Produced by Cimini and Tommaso Colognese, the film project has »
- Uncle Creepy
The Prisoner has been resurrected to our screens after nearly 50 years since the original TV series which starred Patrick McGoohan. This new 6 part mini series boasts a cast of a listers which includes Sir Ian McKellen, Vincent Regan, James Caviezel, Ruth Wilson, Lennie James and fresh from Twilight: New Moon and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II, Jamie Campbell Bower and is directed by Nick Hurran.
This entire series was shot in Namibia for 18 weeks and the scenery is simply fabulous. I cant claim to have seen the original but think of The Prisoner as a mix between Lost and The Truman Show except in this case, no one has a name but a number.
The Prisoner focuses on Jim Caviezel’s character, ‘6′ who awakens one day to find himself in this strange world where there The Village is the beginning and end of the world which seemingly has no way out. »
- David Sztypuljak
The Big I Am is released on DVD today and as such, it was only proper to write a review on the new British movie which is well worth a watch. The Big I Am stars Steven Berkoff, Vincent Regan, Beatrice Rosen, Mc Harvey, Terry Stone, Michael Madsen and is directed by Nic Auerbach. It tells the story of a jack-the-lad type character who is always on the wrong side of the law. Through a host of circumstances, he ends up stealing a car which has a gang boss inside. After discovering him the boot, he goes on to become the bosses head bodyguard and find himself right in the middle of an organised crime ring.
The Big I Am has a great storyline which deals with issues of sex trafficking, to domestic violence and gun crime. It’s a hard hitting movie which features sex, violence and the frequent »
- David Sztypuljak
Considerably departing from both the original myth and its 1981 cult classic progenitor, Louis Leterrier’s remake of “Clash of the Titans” proves a disheartening disappointment. Flat and inconsistent, there is considerable effort on display here but no clear sense of where it is all meant to go or what it truly hopes to achieve. The result is a few admirable elements are lost amidst a cacophony of digital set pieces, horrendous scripting, and a grim self-serious tone that’s more laborious than engrossing…read more [DarkHorizons]
Nostalgia is a strange and powerful thing. Take the 1981 adventure epic Clash of the Titans, for example. For years it sat on the shelves, a film of interest only to A) those who’d seen it as children, B) those who want a really silly refresher course on Greek mythology, and C) hardcore movie nerds who worship at the altar of special effects legend Ray Harryhausen. »
- Allan Ford
E1 Entertainment have just sent us this brand new trailer for a new British-made movie called The Big I Am. The movie stars Hollywood legend, Michael Madsen, and includes a host of British talent including Stephen Berkoff, Vincent Regan, Leo Gregory, Robert Fucilla and Beatrice Rosen. The trailer has a sort of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrell’s vibe going for it and looks like it could be a great movie. It’s directed by Nic Auerbach.
Synopsis: Small time crook Mickey Skinner (Leo Gregory, Cass) is unwittingly catapulted into the big league, when the getaway car he steals has infamous gang leader Barber (Vincent Regan, 300) captive in the boot.
Threatened by Barber and out of his depth, Skinner must make a choice. Become one of them or be killed.
The gang are poised on the brink of a lucrative human-trafficking deal and after being framed by one of his own, »
- David Sztypuljak
12 items from 2010
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