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Time for a little mid-year check on the Where Are the Women? project, U.K. edition. (See here for the U.S. version. The numbers are almost identical.)
From January through the end of June, 2015, there have been 79 films that have had wide releases in the United Kingdom. (This list includes a few films that opened at the very end of December 2014 and so had the vast majority of their runs in 2015.) These films are, in rough order of release:
The Woman in Black: Angel of Death
- MaryAnn Johanson
Looking for a good book recommendation? Our writers have a few unsung sci-fi, fantasy and horror gems up their sleeves...
Other people. What’s the point of them? They’re noisy and everywhere.
There is one thing they’re especially good at, however, and that’s recommending new stuff. In the spirit of that, we asked our writers to recommend great books that, for whatever reason, haven’t been surrounded by as much fuss and recognition as they deserve.
Nominations came in for personal favourites in fiction, non-fiction, children’s books and graphic novels, so we’ve divided them up into a series of features, the first of which is below, on great unsung sci-fi, fantasy, horror and thriller adult fiction.
Our hope is that you’ll demonstrate your worth as other people by carrying on the recommendations in the comments section below. Thanks in advance.
The Ladies Of Grace »
Warner Bros. is gearing up to give fans of Hammer Horror a Halloween treat, when they unleash Horror Classics, Vol. 1 on October 6th. A four film Bluray boxset featuring Hammer classics Taste the Blood of Dracula; Dracula Has Risen from the Grave, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, and The Mummy, the boxset is just what horror lovers need to fill their Hammer, Cushing and Lee fixes.
Being a huge fan of Hammer Films and not only their classic films, but even the recent revival of the studio (Let Me In, The Woman In Black, The Quiet Ones), this announcement brings quite the smile to my face and I’m sure you horror lovers feel the same.
The Mummy (1959)
In this vivid Technicolor® reincarnation of The Mummy, screen horror icon Christopher Lee wraps on the moldy gauze bandages and emerges as the tormented Kharis, an avenger stalking the hills and bogs of »
- Jerry Smith
To celebrate the release of the tremendous Fortitude on Blu-ray and DVD, we’ve got 2 of the box-sets to giveaway!
Fortitude is a place like nowhere else on Earth: a frontier boomtown in the wild and savage landscape of the far north. Sheriff Dan Anderssen (Richard Dormer) leads a world-class search-and-rescue team, but now finds himself investigating the shocking murder of a prominent member of the community. What’s more, he’s forced to work alongside Dci Eugene Morton (Tucci), a British murder detective who’s just flown in. As they search for the killer, each of these cops finds good reason to suspect and mistrust the other. And as things turn out, this murder won’t be the last…
Starring a spectacular ensemble cast including; Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games, Transformers: Age of Extinction) as Dci Eugene Morton;Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, The Casual Vacancy) as Henry Tyson; Christopher Eccleston (The Leftovers, »
- Dan Bullock
BBC One's coverage of this year's Fa Cup final attracted nearly 7.5 million viewers yesterday (May 30), according to overnight figures.
Arsenal's 4-0 triumph over Aston Villa averaged 7.47m (43.8%) from 5.15pm.
The National Lottery: Who Dares Wins managed 4.1m (22.1%) later on, with Casualty and The John Bishop Show watched by 4.2m (22.2%) and 3.44m (19.5%) respectively.
ITV's Ninja Warrior UK closed with 3.8m (20.4%) from 7.30pm. Afterwards, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 appealed to 3.13m (17.7%).
On Channel 5, the latest Big Brother highlights interested 743k (3.9%) in the 9pm hour.
The multichannels were topped by ITV3's Foyle's War, which was watched by 682k (3.6%) from 8pm. »
It’s been three years since U.K. industry veteran Will Clarke launched Altitude Film Entertainment, and in that time, the production-sales-distribution outfit has learned how to navigate a changing market and, more importantly, established a successful business model to do just that. Starting with a team of just three — Clarke jointly launched the company with former Exclusive Media managing director Andy Mayson and former Pathe Intl. sales exec Mike Runagall — the shingle now employs a team of 15, and has been involved in just shy of 30 movies, four of which it has steered into production.
It’s bringing a number of films to Cannes, including Gemma Arterton and Glenn Close starrer “She Who Brings Gifts”; Vincenzo Natali’s “In the Tall Grass,” based on a novella by Stephen King and Joe Hill; and WWII thriller “Anthropoid,” starring Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy. Black comedy “Kill Your Friends,” starring Nicolas Hoult, »
- Diana Lodderhose
Cinema has long had an obsession with the undead. Everything from zombies to vampires to mummies have taken their fair share of turns on the big screen. These are all fine and have all had their truly terrifying moments, but nothing compares to good old-fashioned ghosts.
Where would horror movies be without ghosts? Nowhere good, that’s for sure. They have come in a variety of forms over the years, looking (almost) like normal people in Ghost and Beetlejuice, demonic corpses in The Conjuring and The Woman in Black, and semi-transparent blob-like shapes in Ghost Busters. Some movie ghosts can’t even be seen, like those in Paranormal Activity and The Amityville Horror, but that doesn’t make them any less menacing.
- Amanda Wood
When Guy East and Nigel Sinclair launched their new company, White Horse Pictures, just one year ago ahead of the Cannes Film Festival, it was a more modest iteration of the successful partnership they ran for years at Exclusive Media. That international sales and financing company, which they founded, was behind such hits as “Snitch,” “The Woman in Black” and “End of Watch” but also the money-losing “Rush.” Now working as producers rather than financiers, Sinclair sat down exclusively with TheWrap’s Sharon Waxman at the Studio Canal offices overlooking the port at the festival to look ahead at an upcoming. »
- Sharon Waxman
Exclusive: Metrodome inks Us deal on werewolf thriller.
Alchemy has picked up Us rights from Metrodome International to werewolf thriller Howl.
The deal was negotiated by Caroline Couret-Delègue of Metrodome and Samantha Fabin from Alchemy.
The Paul Hyett-directed (The Seasoning House) feature, starring Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey), Shauna Macdonald (Ripper Street) and Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers), tells the story of a midnight train stranded in a forest and attacked by a terrifying pack of werewolves.
Metrodome International will screen the film to the international market for the first time in Cannes.
Also on the sales agent’s Cannes slate is supernatural horror Thea, currently in production »
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
Hello and welcome to the Tuesday episode of the RopeofSilicon Radio Show and while the timeline may not look like it, we have a packed episode for you today. We kick things off with a couple stories from the weekend before we dig into a couple of your Avengers: Age of Ultron and Marvel Cinematic Universe comments, discuss Joss Whedon's comments regarding working with Marvel, dig deep into "Game of Thrones", answer some questions, look at new DVDs and Blu-rays, take a voicemail and head on out. For those that may be wondering, we didn't intend to skip games today, it just happened that way as we started running out of time, but we'll be getting to them all on Friday so get your submissions in! If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want »
- Brad Brevet
It just wouldn't be Friday without a new episode of the RopeofSilicon Radio Show now would itc Today Laremy and I review Avengers: Age of Ultron, have a listen to the new red band trailer for Ted 2 to find out why it's on Laremy's most anticipated list for this summer, read a #GoodComment, check out the latest news, play some games and answer some questions. We hope you enjoy! If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. »
- Brad Brevet
Looking at the timeline below it might look like a short episode, but it's a standard Tuesday ep as we spend the majority of the time with our 2015 Summer Movie Preview, but we also chat television, mostly focusing on this idea of binge-watching television shows or is it better to watch only one episode on a weekly basisc We also listen back to several drops Mitch provided us from past episodes that will hopefully bring back some fond memories as this is the 350th episode we've recorded and my God where have our lives gonec!c! Hope you enjoy. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave »
- Brad Brevet
Even though Daniel Radcliffe may not be doing magic anymore, that hasn't stopped him from dabbling in the supernatural still. The actor has gone on to star in the gothic horror The Woman in Black and the bold fantasy thriller Horns, and now he's heading into familiar classic territory with Victor Frankenstein, which puts a new spin on Mary Shelley's original novel. James McAvoy plays the title doctor known for bringing a dead man back to life, and Radcliffe plays his sidekick Igor, without that trademark hump. Some first look photos have surfaced from the set, though they show the production as opposed to the story. Here's our first look at Paul McGuigan's Victor Frankenstein from Empire: Victor Frankenstein is directed by Paul Mcguigan ("Sherlock") and written by Max Landis (Chronicle). Inspired by Mary Shelly's classic tale, but told from Igor’s (Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter) perspective, »
- Ethan Anderton
Today we hold the 2015 Summer Box Office Draft as Laremy is still looking for that ever-elusive second draft victory and with the first pick in today's draft he may have a juggernaut that can't be beat. Along with that we take a listen to the new trailer for Black Mass starring Johnny Depp, review Russell Crowe's The Water Diviner, listen to a voice mail, play some game, scatter shot some news and are on our way. We hope you enjoy. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave »
- Brad Brevet
Warner’s direct-to-video “Batman Vs. Robin” was the best-selling newcomer the week ending April 19, bowing at No. 1 on Nielsen VideoScan’s Blu-ray Disc sales chart.
But in overall disc sales, the animated “DC Universe Original Movie” was trumped by another Warner title, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” which regained the top spot on Nielsen’s First Alert chart after spending two weeks at No. 2.
“Interstellar,” the Paramount sci-fi epic that occupied the No. 1 spot for the last two weeks, slipped to No. 3 on First Alert.
Rounding out the top five on the overall disc sales chart: Walt Disney’s “Big Hero 6,” repeating at No. 4, and 20th Century Fox’s “The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death,” a horror sequel that bowed at No. 5.
- Thomas K. Arnold
Hello and welcome to the Tuesday episode of the RopeofSilicon Radio Show, today we spend a little time talking about the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer, we chat a little about the latest episode of "Game of Thrones", look at the new DVD and Blu-rays that are out, play some games and offer an update to the Box Office Challenge as we prepare for the Summer Draft this coming Friday! If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those »
- Brad Brevet
Though his spectacular work behind the camera on Furious 7 is sure to send countless blockbuster offers across his desk, James Wan is still keeping true to his bloodcurdling origins. The Insidious helmer will produce a remake of 1980s horror pic The Entity with the same creative team behind his 2013 horror hit The Conjuring.
Chad and Carey Hayes, who scripted The Conjuring and are also set to reteam with Wan in the same capacity when he directs next year’s The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist, will write the screenplay, working from novelist Frank De Felitta’s original script. Roy Lee, a major player in the horror world, is also attached as a producer.
The original Entity starred Barbara Hershey as Carla Moran, a single mother who was reportedly assaulted, both physically and sexually, by a supernatural presence. Ron Silver also starred as a doctor who believed Moran was abusing »
- Isaac Feldberg
Today is a stacked episode with reviews of Unfriended and Ex Machina before we dive into the new Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens trailer, listening to the fake Dennis Quaid rant, listening to your voice mail, playing some games and bouncing through a few news stories. We hope you enjoy. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. An alternative to that option, you can leave us a voicemail directly from your computer. »
- Brad Brevet
Alan Rickman, Olivia Cooke ("Bates Motel," Ouija") and Douglas Booth ("Jupiter Ascending," "Great Expectations") have boarded Juan Carlos Medina's gothic murder mystery "The Limehouse Golem" at Lionsgate.
A series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times, a mythical Golem, must be responsible.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
"Misfits" star Antonia Thomas has booked a lead role alongside Luke Norris and Eileen Davies in the London-set supernatural thriller "Thea," to be directed by Nirpal Bhogal ("Sket") and produced by Uzma Hasan. The film follows young couple, played by Antonia Thomas and Luke Norris, whose lives are turned upside down when they experience supernatural evils while struggling with the birth of their first child. Co-produced by Gareth Roberts and Jezz Vernon, expect some beastly scares in this one, as Paul Hyett ("The Woman in Black") has signed up to be the film's creature designer. The film is a co-production between »
- Tambay A. Obenson
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