9 items from 2015
It’s that time of year again. The nights are drawing in, the skies are increasingly overcast, the weather is disturbingly unpredictable. There’s something dark coming. Grimmfest 2015 is almost upon us. And as ever, Grimmfest will be welcoming a handful of horror cohorts as guests to the event. This years line-up includes (from the press release):
Thur 1st Oct
For our opening night, we’ll be proving that it really is Grimm Up North, with our showcase of Northern shorts. This will feature the world premiere of The Box, which marks the directorial debut of SFX make-up guru, Shaune Harrison, who has worked on everything from Hellraiser 3, through to Harry Potter, The Avengers, World War Z and Star Wars, and now runs his own Make-Up Academy here in Manchester. Shaune will be joining us, alongside the film’s stars. Dominic Brunt, best known for his role in Emmerdale, »
ITV’s new thriller about a country vicar who’s an exorcist, based on the books by Phil Rickman, also stars David Threfall and Siobhan Finneran
Maxwell Martin plays Merrily Watkins, a single mother who is also a vicar who’s trained to be an exorcist, “a job increasingly mistrusted by the modern Church and rarely talked about, and one that puts her faith and family to the test...”
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- Richard Vine
Director Guy Ritchie wanted to avoid any '60s cliches in his Cold War rendering of "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (starring Henry Cavill as Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin), and composer Daniel Pemberton was happy to oblige. In fact, there are as many musical twists and turns as you'll find in the plot to save the world from nuclear war. Pemberton called it a "kaleidoscope of international color" because of its dense, unpredictable blend of styles. "The '60s thing is fun from a musical point-of-view because music was such a strong aspect in culture and in films, so you had a lot more license to be very bold, which as a composer, is very enjoyable," said Pemberton ("The Counselor," "The Awakening"). "In some ways, it's my favorite kind of music from film scores back then. They were a lot more striking and unusual. This is a nostalgic, »
- Bill Desowitz
Working across a wide range of musical mediums, Ivor Novello Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated composer Daniel Pemberton has embraced everything from large scale orchestral and choral works to innovative electronic sound design, live salsa bands to post-rock guitar line-ups.
From The Counselor, The Awakening and the upcoming Steve Jobs film, to name a few, Pemberton has delivered another eclectic score – this time Guy Ritchie’s latest movie The Man From U.N.C.L.E., in theatres Friday, August 14.
Fans of the TV show are familiar with the theme music from composer Jerry Goldsmith, with additional music for the various seasons provided by Morton Stevens, Walter Scharf, Lalo Schifrin, Gerald Fried, Robert Drasnin and Nelson Riddle.
Now comes the film version and a 5-star, international score that exudes the 1960’s as if it was pulled from a time vault. You’re right into the film from the first musical note and drum beat.
Recently the »
- Michelle McCue
After completing work on his cold war thriller Bridge Of Spies with long-time collaborator Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg has turned his eye to something a little more family-friendly: The Bfg. The Roald Dahl adaptation has been on the director’s radar for years, and has at last commenced principal photography in Vancouver, B.C. with a starry cast all poised to bring the much-loved story to the big screen.
And if that prospect hasn’t tantalized your tastebuds, then brace yourself for this latest development. The classic tale will now go down in history as Spielberg’s first proper Disney movie. The mouse house has joined forces with Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment to co-produce and co-finance the flick, with Disney set to distribute internationally.
Here’s what the legendary filmmaker had to say on the union:
“In more than 40 years of making movies, I have been on the producing end »
- Gem Seddon
The pair will lead the three-part supernatural crime drama, which begins production in Herefordshire this month.
The series follows country vicar Merrily Watkins (Maxwell-Martin), who is one of the few women priests working as an exorcist in the UK. When a grisly murder takes place in her local area, the police come calling for her assistance.
Threlfall, who previously starred in Shameless, will play Rev Huw Owen, Watkins's mentor.
Also confirmed to star in the drama are Siobhan Finneran (Happy Valley, Downton Abbey), Ben Bailey Smith (Law and Order: UK), Leila Mimmack (Home Fires), Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones), Simon Trinder (Dalziel and Pascoe), Oengus MacNamara »
The first trailer for The Gift was released on Wednesday, which marks the directorial debut of The Great Gatsby and Exodus star Joel Edgerton. The paranoid thriller also stars Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall.
Edgerton has been a solid actor for some time now with bit parts in multiple movies, both big and small, and this film looks like it has a lot going for it. From the trailer, it seems to be in the same vein as popular horror thrillers such as Insidious (and actually shares a producer with that movie) and could possibly work with a mass audience. Edgerton has only directed short films up to this point, but The Gift could be a step into bigger movies.
- Zach Dennis
Formerly known as ‘Untitled Blumhouse Thriller,’ the July release from the major horror production company has been revealed: the Joel Edgerton-directed The Gift. Starring Edgerton, Rebecca Hall (The Awakening, Iron Man 3) and Jason Bateman, The Gift is the Australian-born actor’s feature debut, following shorts The List and Monkeys. Seemingly about the strangers closest to us, The Gift focuses on “Simon…
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- Samuel Zimmerman
With their ancient roots, shadowy confines, and stealthy residents, forests can be places of magical wonder and dark foreboding. The woodland in Corin Hardy’s (who is set to direct The Crow reboot) The Hallow is definitely the latter, and we have a clip and photos from the horror film that recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
“The Hallow (Sundance Midnight World Premiere)
Director: Corin Hardy
Synopsis: When a London-based conservationist is sent to Ireland with his wife and infant child to survey an area of forest believed to be hallowed ground by superstitious locals, his actions unwittingly disturb a horde of demonic creatures who prey upon the lost. Alone and deep within the darkness of the remote wilderness, he must now fight back to protect his family against the ancient forces’ relentless attacks.
- Derek Anderson
9 items from 2015
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