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Ddi's Sci-fi 'Genesis' heading to UK, Us and Japan

Ddi's Sci-fi 'Genesis' heading to UK, Us and Japan
Genesis marks the third feature to hail from British writer-director duo Bart Ruspoli and Freddie Hutton-Mills.

Toronto-based Ddi has licensed a raft of deals on sci-fi Genesis led by a Us sale to Vertical Entertainment and a UK sale to Lionsgate.

Jason Moring and his team have also sold the film to Lemon Tree Media for China and Zazie Films for Japan.

Genesis marks the third feature to hail from British writer-director duo Bart Ruspoli and Freddie Hutton-Mills and is the first in a trilogy that explores the nature of free will in a post-apocalyptic world where artificial intelligence is gaining ground.

Sheetal Vinood Talwar of Vistaar Dwc produces alongside Ruspoli and Hutton-Mills.

“Having both Vertical Entertainment and Lionsgate UK as distribution partners is a testament to the quality of Genesis as a must have sci-fi film this market,” Moring said.

Ddi’s sales slate includes Nostalgia starring Jon Hamm, Catherine Keener, Ellen Burstyn, and Bruce Dern
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Scream Factory to Release IFC Midnight Movies Desolation and Kaleidoscope on Blu-ray This May

This May, Scream Factory is set to release two IFC Midnight films on Blu-ray and DVD. Up first is Kaleidoscope, starring Toby Jones as a man who has made great strides to free himself of his past until it comes back to haunt him. Then there is Desolation (read Heather Wixson's review here), which follows a widow, her son, and best friend into the woods... and usually nothing good happens in the woods in a horror movie.

From Scream Factory: "We are pleased to announce that we have two new IFC Midnight films planned for release on Blu-ray & DVD this May!

Kaleidoscope – This intense, twisty thriller unfolds in the darkest corners of a man's mind. Recently released from prison, mild-mannered Carl (Toby Jones, Captain America: The Winter Soldier) quietly attempts to move on with his life. Just as he embarks on his first date in 15 years, Carl's fresh start
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The Opera House, Fate/Stay Night and Spice World top our January events guide

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The Opera House, Fate/Stay Night and Spice World top our January events guideThe Opera House, Fate/Stay Night and Spice World top our January events guideScott Goodyer1/2/2018 2:02:00 Pm

It's a new year, new Cineplex Events lineup!

Check out our list of January showings below and for the full list - click here!

Jan 7th: NFL Wild Card

For three NFL playoff games leading up to Super Bowl Lii special screenings will be hosted at Cineplex’s luxurious, adults-only VIP Cinemas, where football fans can cheer on their favourite team from ultra-wide, luxury recliners. Fans will also enjoy in-seat food and beverage service throughout the game from an expanded menu, which includes a wide selection of beer, wine and spirits as well as classic game-day favourites likes burgers, boneless wings and tacos….and of course, Cineplex’s famous popcorn. Teams and times to be determined. Showtimes for Wild
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Film Review: ‘Kaleidoscope’

The eponymous optical instrument gets a full symbolic workout in “Kaleidoscope,” an intricately crafted, infinitely wrongfooting psychological thriller in which conflicting realities coalesce, diverge and regroup like so many shifting formations of jewel-colored glass. A sharply styled debut feature for British writer-director Rupert Jones, this extended exercise in artful obfuscation feels the considerable benefit of a key family contact. Were it not for the ever-sympathetic, emotionally grounding presence of the helmer’s estimable older brother Toby in the lead — as a seemingly milquetoast ex-con entangled in an enigma-riddled case of murder — the film’s tricksy, collapsible is-it-or-isn’t-it structure would test the patience sooner. As it is, “Kaleidoscope” has the feel of a curt, clever short drawn out into a less complete calling card — some details catch the eye more than others, but we’ll surely be keeping the younger Jones’s number.

Though it’s set in a present day complete with with cellphone-dependent plot points
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'Kaleidoscope': Film Review

'Kaleidoscope': Film Review
There may be no better actor alive to play a socially maladroit misfit than Toby Jones. It's a fact of which his brother Rupert Jones also seems to be aware, since he's written and directed a terrific vehicle for him. A dark psychological thriller clearly influenced by Alfred Hitchcock (who Jones played so memorably in The Girl), Kaleidoscope, also starring veteran British actress Anne Reid (The Mother), provides juicy opportunities for its leads to deliver tour-de-force performances — and they don't disappoint.

The central character, the middle-aged Carl (Jones), lives on an upper floor of the sort of nondescript middle-income,...
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December 2017 VOD & Digital Releases Include It (2017), Friend Request, Blade Runner 2049

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Hard to believe, but December is nearly upon us, and that means we have a brand new batch of Digital and VOD releases to look forward to over the next few weeks. And for those of you looking to indulge in some non-holiday cinematic delights next month, there seems to be quite a variety of films hitting VOD and other digital platforms to keep you cozy inside your home, away from the brutality of winter and its harsh elements.

December’s releases kick off on the 1st with Somebody’s Darling, and December 5th is one of the busiest days of the month with six different titles making their digital bow: The Gatehouse, The Doll Master, Apocalypse Road, Flashburn, K-shop, and The White King. Then, just a few days later, IFC Midnight is releasing the psychological thriller Kaleidoscope, and on December 12th, both The Cutlass and Flatliners (2017) come home.

IFC Midnight
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Smt Thursday Trailers: ‘Kaleidoscope’ and ‘Sharknado 5’

(Aotn)- Smt Heads, as the weather cools down, the indie films heat up! Case in point, IFC Midnight’s “Kaleidoscope,” the debut film from Rupert Jones and starring fan favorite Toby Jones.

Check out the pulse pounding trailer for this psychological thriller right here:

Kaleidoscope: Opening in theaters and VOD December 8th

Directed by: Rupert Jones Starring: Toby Jones, Anne Reid & Sinead Matthews

This intense, twisty thriller unfolds in the darkest corners of a man’s mind. Recently released from prison, mild-mannered Carl (Toby Jones) quietly attempts to move on with his life. Just as he embarks on his first date in 15 years, Carl’s fresh start is shattered by the sudden reappearance of his domineering mother (Anne Reid), whose presence awakens within him a deep-seated trauma. What unfolds is a brain-warping puzzle as reality and illusion, past and present collide and explode in violence. The debut feature
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New Trailer for Rupert Jones' Thriller 'Kaleidoscope' with Toby Jones

"You left clues everywhere..." IFC has debuted the first official trailer for an intriguing psychological thriller titled Kaleidoscope, from writer/director Rupert Jones. The film stars Toby Jones as middle-aged man just released from prison. The film is apparently about his relationship to his mother, and asks the question: "is it possible to escape our past?" The cast includes Anne Reid, Sinead Matthews, Manjinder Virk, Karl Johnson, Deborah Findlay, and Frederick Schmidt. This looks like a creepy, mysterious head-trip kind of film, but actually quite good with seemingly lots of twists. Per the description: "At the heart of this modern day Psycho are some unsettling questions: Can we ever escape the role in which we are cast by our early circumstances? Must a perpetrator first be a victim?" This trailer is definitely worth checking out. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Rupert Jones' Kaleidoscope, direct from YouTube: This intense,
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Anne Reid: 'Why am I cast as dreadful mothers? I’m adorable!’

She’s played Valerie Tatlock in Coronation Street and Daniel Craig’s lover in The Mother, and now stars in the thriller Kaleidoscope. Anne Reid talks to Rebecca Nicholson about awards, Victoria Wood and why it’s good to show older people falling in love on screen

‘What can I tell you without giving the whole plot away? That’s the problem,” smiles Anne Reid. We’re meeting to talk about Kaleidoscope, a knotty, taut and claustrophobic thriller starring Reid and Toby Jones, directed by his brother, Rupert Jones. It’s the kind of brilliantly insidious film that reveals its secrets slowly and cleverly. It’s far better to see it knowing absolutely nothing at all about it. Which, of course, makes it very difficult to talk about. “Well, let’s not tell people then,” Reid decides, firmly. “I play the mother of Toby Jones. It was a great part.
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IFC Looks Through the ‘Kaleidoscope’ This December

IFC Looks Through the ‘Kaleidoscope’ This December
IFC Midnight has announced a December 8, 2017, VOD release for their UK psychological thriller Kaleidoscope, which stars Toby Jones (Berberian Sound Studio, Red Lights, Tale of Tales, “Wayward Pines”), Anne Reid (The Mother) and Sinead Matthews (Happy-Go-Lucky). Described as a modern-day Psycho, Kaleidoscope explores the destructive relationship between a middle-aged man and his mother and is written and directed by Toby Jones’ brother Rupert […]
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Horror Highlights: Terror Threads’ Halloween Shirts, Kaleidoscope, Ghost Box, My Little Sister, Apocalypse Streaming Service, Beneath Us, Rusty Revolver, New Horror Books

Sad that the Halloween season is over already? Have no fear, it has been extended! Check out the new Halloween shirts revealed by Terror Threads that get this edition of Horror Highlights rolling. Also: Kaleidoscope release details and trailer, Ghost Box short story collection edited by Patton Oswalt, a clip and trailer for My Little Sister, TV4 Entertainment and The Asylum's new Apocalypse streaming service, Beneath Us acquisition details, info on the new comic Rusty Revolver, and info on Christopher Michael Carter's new horror novels.

New Halloween Shirts from Terror Threads: Press Release: "Death has come to your little town! Terror Threads celebrates the night he came home with a collection of John Carpenter's Halloween apparel.

A whopping 16 exclusive, officially-licensed Halloween shirts are for sale, ranging from newly commissioned artwork to vintage production stills turned into unique shirt designs.

Michael Myers, Laurie Strode, Dr. Loomis, the Myers house, and more
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Movie Review – Kaleidoscope (2016)

Kaleidoscope, 2016.

Directed by Rupert Jones.

Starring Toby Jones, Anne Reid, Sinead Matthews, and Cecilia Noble.


A lonely middle-aged man ventures into the world of internet dating, only to discover that his first date isn’t all she seems. The arrival of his mother marks the return of bitter memories and the start of something close to a nightmare.

If you had a kaleidoscope when you were a youngster, you’ll remember it well: the simplest of ideas creating ever-changing, complex images. A tube that twisted so that the contents morphed into different shapes and patterns. Twist by twist. No two were ever the same.

Just like the images that Carl (Toby Jones) sees through his mind’s eye as he looks around his claustrophobic little flat. And he has an actual kaleidoscope tucked away among his few belongings. Home is a council flat, with its 70s tiling and charity shop furniture.
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Exclusive Interview – Director Rupert Jones on Kaleidoscope

Arriving in UK cinemas this week is psychological thriller Kaleidoscope, the first feature from British director Rupert Jones.

Set on in a small flat on a London housing estate, it digs into the distance between ex-offender Carl and his mother, its effect on his relationships with other women and what may – or may not – have happened within the confines of those four walls.

Rupert Jones talked to Flickering Myth’s Freda Cooper about how he decided to cast older brother Toby in the lead and Anne Reid in the pivotal role of the mother. As well as taking up the director’s chair for the movie, he also wrote the screenplay – something he admits he finds difficult.

Kaleidoscope is released in UK cinemas on Friday, 10 November. Read our review here.
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See Murder Through a Kaleidoscope

IFC Midnight just sent over the first poster and trailer for the new thriller starring Toby Jones, Kaleidoscope. Check ’em out in all their twisty-turny goodness! Directed by Toby’s brother, Rupert Jones, the flick will be coming to select theaters, VOD, and digital platforms in the U.S. on December 8, 2017. Anne Reid, Sinead Matthews, […]

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The Snowman: what on earth went wrong?

Ryan Lambie Oct 20, 2017

Panned by critics, mystery thriller The Snowman is a curious misfire from some great actors and filmmakers. So what happened?

Nb: The following contains major, major spoilers for The Snowman movie and the original novel.

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Most great crime thrillers hook us in with a mystery: who's the killer? The Snowman, released earlier this month to a blizzard of chilly reviews, offers another conundrum that lurks just outside the frame: how did a film with such a sterling pedigree go so bafflingly wrong?

The plot, as laid out in Jo Nesbo's best-selling novel of the same name, sounds like decent fodder for a disturbing thriller in the vein of Seven or The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
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Poster and trailer for psychological thriller Kaleidoscope starring Toby Jones

A new poster and trailer have debuted for the upcoming psychological thriller Kaleidoscope. Written and directed by Rupert Jones, the film stars Toby Jones, Anne Reid and Sinead Matthews; take a look below…

A year after being released from prison, middle-aged Carl Woods has done well to carve out a life for himself in the outside world. Having procured some work and a flat, he now embarks on his first date in fifteen years. The event coincides with his estranged mother’s reappearance in his life, and her subsequent attempts to mend the differences that so violently drove them apart many years before. As Carl tries to withstand the insidious influences of his past, so he finds himself increasingly drawn into the dark imaginings of his own psychological vortex.

Kaleidoscope is set for release on November 10th.
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IFC Midnight Acquires ‘Psycho’-esque ‘Kaleidoscope’

IFC Midnight Acquires ‘Psycho’-esque ‘Kaleidoscope’
IFC Midnight has acquired the UK psychological thriller Kaleidoscope, which stars Toby Jones (Berberian Sound Studio, Red Lights, Tale of Tales, “Wayward Pines”), Anne Reid (The Mother) and Sinead Matthews (Happy-Go-Lucky). Described as a modern day Psycho, Kaleidoscope explores the destructive relationship between a middle-aged man and his mother and is written and directed by Toby Jones’ brother Rupert Jones, who previously directed his brother […]
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IFC Midnight Takes U.S. Rights to Toby Jones Movie ‘Kaleidoscope’ (Exclusive)

IFC Midnight has taken North American rights to Kaleidoscope, the British psychological drama starring Toby Jones (“The Hunger Games”) that has been making the rounds of various film festivals.

The film follows a middle-aged man, Carl Woods (Jones), who is rebuilding his life after being released from prison. Events take a disturbing turn after the reappearance of his estranged mother, played by Anne Reid. She scooped the award for Best Performance in a British Feature Film at the Edinburgh Film Festival in June.

Written and directed by Jones’ brother Rupert, the film was shot in London. Independent is selling it, and the deal with IFC Films’ arthouse division, IFC Midnight, was negotiated by Matthew Hechinger, IFC’s director of acquisitions and productions, and Nada Cirjanic, Independent’s head of sales.

“The superb team at IFC Midnight curate the best of arthouse genre cinema for a loyal and discerning audience. Rupert Jones’ ‘Kaleidoscope’ is a clever twisted thing
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'God's Own Country' wins top prize at Edinburgh Film Festival

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'God's Own Country' wins top prize at Edinburgh Film Festival
Daphne, Glory also scoop prizes.

Francis Lee’s God’s Own Country has won the top prize at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The well-received drama, which premiered in Sundance and had its UK premiere in Edinburgh, took the Michael Powell Award for best British feature film.

The prize was awarded by a jury consisting of composer David Arnold, International Film Festival Rotterdam artistic director Bero Beyer, and Bafta-nominated film and television writer Andrea Gibb.

The jury commented: “We present the Michael Powell Award to God’s Own Country, directed by Francis Lee, a film with a singularity of storytelling and consistency of vision. Assured direction with raw and endearing performances result in a film that has an authenticity that is both tender and brutal, a juxtaposition of landscape and emotion, which explores the question of what it means to be a man.”

On hearing the news, director Francis Lee said: “I am thrilled with this
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Vera Farmiga Joins Cast of Anthology Series ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’

Vera Farmiga Joins Cast of Anthology Series ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’
Oscar- and Emmy-nominated actress Vera Farmiga will follow “Bates Motel” by checking in to another TV series, having signed on to star in an episode of Channel 4 anthology series “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.” Farmiga will star alongside actor Mel Rodriguez (“The Last Man on Earth”) in an episode entitled “Kill All Others,” from Emmy-nominated U.S. writer-director Dee Rees.

Farmiga plays a politician who makes a shocking statement encouraging violence. Rodriguez plays the one man who dares to question the situation and finds himself an instant target. “Straight Outta Compton” star Jason Mitchell, Glenn Morshower and Sarah Brown co-star in the episode.

Farmiga received an Academy Award nomination for her supporting role in Jason Reitman’s 2009 film “Up in the Air.” She was nominated for an Emmy in 2013 for her leading role as Norma Bates in A+E Networks’ “Bates Motel.” Rees was nominated for two Emmys for co-writing and directing single-drama TV biopic
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