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10 items from 2015


Producer Mem Ferda bringing highly anticipated UK thriller K-shop

26 June 2015 10:17 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

A gritty Sweeney Todd inspired thriller, K-shop is the story of a British kebab shop plagued by binge-drinking culture. After his father is killed in an altercation with drunken thugs, the film’s protagonist Salah (Ziad Abaza) finds himself struggling with the frenzied nightlife that descends upon the family kebab shop night after night. The situation reaches boiling point one night when a fight with an angry customer ends in grizzly circumstance. Salah is forced to dispose of the customer’s dead body and looks to the one place he knows best… the kebabs.

As Salah watches his gullible customers devour the new flesh kebabs, he eyes the opportunity to seek revenge on the world. The dark descent into vigilantism begins as he sets about killing others he deems p [Continued ...] »

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Producers Mem Ferda & Adam J. Merrifield bring you highly anticipated thriller K-shop

21 June 2015 7:53 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

A gritty Sweeney Todd inspired thriller, K-shop is the story of a British kebab shop plagued by binge-drinking culture. After his father is killed in an altercation with drunken thugs, the film’s protagonist Salah (Ziad Abaza) finds himself struggling with the frenzied nightlife that descends upon the family kebab shop night after night. The situation reaches boiling point one night when a fight with an angry customer ends in grizzly circumstance. Salah is forced to dispose of the customer’s dead body and looks to the one place he knows best… the kebabs.

As Salah watches his gullible customers devour the new flesh kebabs, he eyes the opportunity to seek revenge on the world. The dark descent into vigilantism begins as he sets about killing others he deems p [Continued ...] »

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Producers Mem Ferda and Adam J. Merrifield Releasing the Most Anticipated Thriller of 2015-k-Shop

19 June 2015 1:10 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

A British kebab shop is immersing itself in binge drinking culture in the anticipated thriller, ‘K-Shop.’ The gritty, ‘Sweeney Todd’-inspired film, which was produced by Mem Ferda and Adam J. Merrifield, marks the feature film writing and directorial debuts of Dan Pringle. It stars Ziad Abaza, Scot Williams, Darren Morfitt, Reece Noi and Kristin Atherton. The following synopsis for ‘K-Shop’ has been released: After his father is killed in an altercation with drunken thugs, Salah (Ziad Abaza) finds himself struggling with the frenzied nightlife that descends upon the family kebab shop night after night. The situation reaches boiling point one night when a fight with an angry customer ends in  [ Read More ]

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What was the best year in film history? HitFix readers continue the debate

1 May 2015 6:36 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

HitFix's recent spate of "Best Year in Film History" pieces inevitably spurred some furious debate among our readers, with some making compelling arguments for years not included in our pieces (2007 and 1968 were particularly popular choices) and others openly expressing their bewilderment at the inclusion of others (let's just say 2012 took a beating). In the interest of giving voice to your comments, below we've rounded up a few of the most thoughtful, passionate, surprising and occasionally incendiary responses to our pieces, including my own (I advocated for The Year of Our Lynch 2001, which is obviously the best). Here we go... Superstar commenter "A History of Matt," making an argument for 1968: The Graduate. Bullit. The Odd Couple. The Lion in Winter. Planet of the Apes. The Thomas Crown Affair. Funny Girl. Rosemary's Baby. And of course, 2001, A Space Odyssey. And that's only a taste of the greatness of that year. "Lothar the Flatulant, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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'Duck Commander Musical': Theater Review

21 April 2015 1:27 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

You don’t have to be a barber to love Sweeney Todd, or a nun to enjoy The Sound of Music. But it probably helps to be a — pardon the term — redneck to endure the 90 months, er minutes, of Duck Commander Musical, a love letter to simple folk with a penchant for guns, God and facial hair. What might have been a campy and hilarious look at some good ole boys who hit it big turns out to be a paean to religion and family. With fart jokes. As the curtain goes up on “Faith, Food and Family,

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- Jordan Riefe

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Theater Review: Hypocrites and a Vicious Sock Puppet in Hand to God

8 April 2015 | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

For centuries, theatrical antiheroes have vied for attention by going to extremes, but Tyrone, in Robert Askins’s Hand to God, may be the first, onstage at least, to bite off an ear. He’s as violent and vengeful as Sweeney Todd, and, despite his evangelical upbringing, as comically foul-mouthed as any Mamet mook. (His voice combines the appetitive rumble of Cookie Monster with the sexual bravado of James Brown.) You can’t just write him off as psychotic, though, because that would suggest a framework of sanity from which he has departed. He is, rather, pure, untrammelled id, eternally evil and born that way, and thus psychologically unique in dramatic literature. Unique physically too. He has big, vacant eyes, limbs like linguini, a shock of maraschino hair — and, oh, some guy’s arm up his back.Yes, he’s a sock puppet, and also, in what may be the apotheosis of color-blind casting, »

- Jesse Green

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Scott Glenn Talks The Barber and Marvel’S Daredevil

29 March 2015 9:44 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

In the dark and unsettling thriller The Barber, a young man shows up in a small town, having tracked down a local barber, named Eugene van Wingerdt (Scott Glenn), who he believes is hiding a dark secret. Throughout the film’s twists and turns, you’ll keep trying to put the pieces together, always wondering if you’ve truly unlocked any of the mystery. At the film’s press day, held in barber’s chairs at Sweeney Todd’s Barber Shop in Los Angeles, actor Scott Glenn spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about being attracted to the unpredictability of this story, wanting to get the thumbs up from his wife before signing on, why he likes being surrounded by the energy of young people on set, and bringing the vision of first-time feature director Basel Owies to life. He also talked about signing on for Marvel’s Daredevil »

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Tim Burton to Direct a Live-Action 'Dumbo' for Disney

10 March 2015 11:53 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Cinderella, Disney's latest live-action version of one of its own classic animated movies, arrives in theaters this weekend, and already reviews for it have been glowing, leading many to believe the Magic Kingdom has another big hit on their hands. And since one big hit begets another, Disney is planning to make a live-action Dumbo. And who do you hire to direct a whimsical, family-friendly story about a big-eared elephant who just wants to fly? The man who made Sweeney Todd: The Demon...

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Ryan Gosling & Emma Thompson For Beauty And The Beast?

13 February 2015 1:14 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Bill Condon’s live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast is sticking to the structure of the Disney animated movie, right down to the same characters and same songs. Emma Watson was the first to be cast, taking the role of Belle. It’s actually the second time somebody gave her this role – Guillermo Del Toro was working on a non-musical, non-Disney version and Emma was his pick too.

There’s been a rumour circulating around Hollywood’s tracking boards and private forums that Ryan Gosling has been asked to play The Beast. I know that this started because an agency source referred to Gosling as being a preferred choice for the role, but I don’t know that it ever went any further. I’m certainly not holding my breath – some Hemsworth or another seems much more likely.

As for Mrs. Potts, the housemaid turned teapot, Condon seems »

- Brendon Connelly

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20 highest-grossing 18-certificate movies: Wolf of Wall Street, Gone Girl

2 February 2015 4:12 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Although it comes as no great shock, Fifty Shades of Grey has officially been granted an 18 certificate for "strong sex and nudity".

It's something of a rarity these days to even see a film get an 18, with studios keen to get their films in front of the widest possible audiences. The highest classification is usually reserved for movies containing extreme sex or violence, but it doesn't necessarily have to mean it's box office poison.

Given the right story circumstances, an 18 can hit the target and find financial success. You only need to glance back to late last year to see the column inches/pixels generated by David Fincher's explosive Gone Girl.

Digital Spy takes a look at the 20 highest-grossing 18 certificate movies in the UK below (note: figures are not adjusted for inflation):

1. The Wolf of Wall Street

Release date: January 17, 2014

Total UK box office takings: £22,699,724

2. Gone Girl

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