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Shooting has commenced on Access All Areas, a wild and uplifting pilgrimage undertaken by runaway teenagers to a magical island music festival. The film starts its shoot at Bestival on the Isle of Wight, which includes participation from live music acts, and then moves to Bristol to film on location for five weeks.
Access All Areas is described as an intoxicating and memorable journey in to the magic of music festivals and all the crazy and wonderful things that can happen in these other worlds.
Newcomer Edward Bluemel (represented by Hamilton Hodell) leads the cast as Heath, a young man trying to keep it together. Shackled by his wildly unpredictable mum, he can see no way out of his dead-end urban rut, and music is his only escape. This is Edward's screen debut, he graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama this year, and was the winner »
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Former Screen Star of Tomorrow Ella Purnell stars in the production, which will film throughout the musical festival.
Teen road trip movie Access All Areas has commenced its shoot at Bestival, the music festival held on the Isle of Wight that runs Sept 10-13.
The production will then move to Bristol to film on location and will run for five weeks in total.
The cast includes Ella Purnell, a former Screen Star of Tomorrow who has appeared Maleficent and Kick-Ass 2, newcomer Edward Bluemel, Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia) and Jordan Stephens (half of the English hip hop duo Rizzle Kicks).
A trailer has arrived online for the concert film The Who: Live in Hyde Park. , which was filmed in June of this year and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the legendary band. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
This Autumn comes the chance to see one of the greatest live bands of all time bring their epic live show to the big screen with The Who: Live in Hyde Park, arriving in cinemas around the world from October 7th for a limited time only.
Filmed in June this year, this is a chance for fans young and old to experience the phenomenal finale of The Who Hits 50! Tour which Roger Daltrey described as “The beginning of the long goodbye.” The legendary pioneers of British rock celebrate their 50th anniversary with this stunning show, performed on a glorious summer evening in front of a 65,000 strong crowd in London’s Hyde Park. »
- Gary Collinson
Icon Film Distribution and FrightFest, the UK’s leading horror fantasy film festival, have announced the first films which will be released under the curated banner ‘FrightFest Presents’. The seven titles – Aaaaaaaah!, The Sand, Afterdeath, Landmine Goes Click, Emelie, The Lesson and Estranged – will all have their UK theatrical premieres at the FrightFest five day festival in August, before being released across the UK and Ireland via the distributor’s digital partners including iTunes, Virgin Movies, Sky, Google Amazon, Xbox , Blinkbox, Google, Wuaki, TalkTalk and Volta.
Here are the seven titles, from the official press release…
Aaaaaaaah!, the world premiere and feature directorial debut of Steve Oram, co-writer of Ben Wheatley’s cult UK hit and British Independent Film Award-winning and Cannes selection feature Sightseers. Oram also stars with Noel Fielding (The It Crowd, The Mighty Boosh), Alice Lowe (Sightseers), Lucy Honnigman (The Ex-pm), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Lucy), Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh, »
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Exclusive: The Sand and Aaaaaaaah! among first FrightFest Presents acquisitions.
UK distributor Icon Film Distribution and UK horror festival FrightFest have set the first films to be released under their FrightFest Presents banner.
An initial seven genre films have been selected by the distributor and festival for the new online label, with others to be added soon.
The films will premiere at FrightFest, which gets underway in London on Thursday (Aug 27), before unspooling online between October and February 2016.
Digital partners will include iTunes, Virgin Movies, Sky, Google Amazon, Xbox , Blinkbox, Google, Wuaki, TalkTalk and Volta.
Oram stars alongside Noel Fielding (The Mighty Boosh), Alice Lowe (Sightseers), Lucy Honnigman (The Ex-pm), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Lucy), Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh) and Toyah Willcox (Quadrophenia) in the story of a tribe of warring ‘monkeys’.
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Pete Townshend changed the course of rock music last night (05.07.15) when he premiered a classical version of The Who's famous mod opera 'Quadrophenia' at London's Royal Albert Hall. The 70-year-old guitarist was joined by an army of classical musicians from the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - including dozens of violinists, cellists, and brass players - a hundred-piece choir, singers Alfie Boe and Billy Idol and actor Phil Daniels, who appeared in the original movie, for a spectacular new take on the classic record. Townshend - who had replaced his normally grungy grey T-shirt and jeans for a smart black suit and pristine white shirt - was on stage for much of the event singing the part of 'The Godfather' as well as playing guitar. Speaking after the show, a beaming Townshend told Bang Showbiz's Managing Director Rick Sky: ''I wanted to get a Who piece saved for posterity. »
Cinema’s Hidden Pearls – Part II
By Alex Simon
One of nature’s rarest items, a pearl is produced within the soft tissue (specifically the mantle) of a living shelled mollusk. Just like the shell of a clam, a pearl is composed of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which has been deposited in concentric layers. Truly flawless pearls are infrequently produced in nature, and as a result, the pearl has become a metaphor for something rare, fine, admirable and valuable.
Hidden pearls exist in the world of movies, as well: films that, in spite of being brilliantly crafted and executed, never got the audience they deserved beyond a cult following.
Here are a few more of our favorite hidden pearls in the world of film:
1. Massacre at Central High (1976)
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Alfie Boe was ''thrilled'' to be asked to re-record the classic The Who album 'Quadrophenia'. The 41-year-old was approached by the group's guitarist Pete Townshend to reimagine the band's sixth album, originally released in 1973, and said he was ''couldn't believe'' it when he got the call. He told Bang Showbiz: ''I was thrilled, absolutely thrilled, I was beside myself, I couldn't believe he'd asked me to be a part of it.'' The English tenor admitted he had to seek advice from both Pete and lead singer Sir Roger Daltrey when singing on the album, 'Classic Quadrophenia', because he wanted to do the original LP justice. Speaking about Pete's advice, he explained: ''He wrote the piece so I needed advice, I needed to know what he wanted from it, what sort of approach he thought I should bring to it, but the biggest advice he could give »
★★★★☆ In half a century of existence, The Who have had a consistent presence in cinema. Aside from their theatrical projects Tommy (1975) and Quadrophenia (1979), their history has also been chronicled in documentaries such as The Kids Are Alright (1979) and Amazing Journey (2007). This new documentary looks at the men behind the band, Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp. Aspiring filmmakers who initially saw managing a rock band as a back door into the film business, the film follows their and the band's journey to stardom, and the many implosions along the way. The story of two young men who, in some ways inadvertently, built rock history as they went along, is both charming and fascinating.
- CineVue UK
Olly Murs and Madness have joined forces on a duet of 'It Must Be Love' live in London.
Madness frontman Suggs introduced the new X Factor host to the audience, which also included Murs's parents.
The full performance features on the series two opener of Sunday Night at the Palladium , which airs this weekend (May 3) at 8pm on ITV.
Also on the show, Madness perform their hit 'Our House' and Murs sings his new single 'Seasons'.
Other guests include the cast of Billy Elliot showcasing a special version of 'Electricity' to mark the musical's 10th anniversary.
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today's feature includes screening details on Avenged and Serpent's Lullaby, a new Hayride 2 trailer, concept teaser and production details for The Void, first details on short film Paralysis, and more:
Details on Q&A Screenings of Avenged: "Avenged is showing at the Arena Cinemas in Hollywood from March 6. Uncork’d Entertainment will release the critically acclaimed Avenged at Arena Cinemas Hollywood on March 6, 2015.
A second Q&A session will be held after the Sunday March 8 6:30 Pm screening.
These two Q&A sessions are Exclusive to Los Angeles. A lethal injection of scares, thrills, romance, »
- Tamika Jones
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