‘The Show’ Review: Comic Book Maestro Alan Moore’s Noirish Fantasia

‘The Show’ Review: Comic Book Maestro Alan Moore’s Noirish Fantasia
Though famously ambivalent about film adaptations of his work — to the degree of never watching some — Alan Moore has written a screen original in “The Show,” perhaps attracted to a more hands-on approach to the medium now that he’s officially retired from comics. This playfully wayward mystery set in his native Northampton turns that burg into a kind of midlands Gotham, where not-quite-superheroic intrigue unfolds as convolutedly as possible. Fun if perhaps a little too tongue-in-cheek for its own good, the results will no doubt appeal most to Moore fans who’ll revel in his Byzantine plotting, noirish tropes and other signature elements. Fathom Events is providing them one-night U.S. theatrical access this Thursday, Aug. 26; release in other formats is as yet unannounced.

The Show” is directed by Mitch Jenkins, a photographer who’s collaborated with the “Watchmen” scribe for 12 years, including on several shorts that introduced some of its characters and ideas.
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Locarno Review: Simon Bird’s Debut Film ‘Days of the Bagnold Summer’ is a Heartfelt, Twofold Coming-of-Age Tale

Laconic and moody, a Metallica t-shirt worn like a second skin, fifteen-year-old Daniel hobbles through his pastel-colored, chintzy home in a stretch of British suburbia like a black sheep in a Wes Anderson hallucination. He’s a few days away before his first-ever trip to the States, where his father moved with a new woman, with whom he expects his second child. A summer spent basking in the Florida sun is a far more alluring prospect than frittering it away with his best friend Ky and awkward, lonely mother Sue, but an intercontinental phone call is all it takes to make dreams crumble. As Daniel’s father tells his son that, regretfully, the trip is canceled, Sue is left to take up the pieces. Days of the Bagnold Summer, Simon Bird’s feature debut, is a chronicle of a failed journey, and of the far more intricate, tortuous one mother
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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Run’

Tribeca Film Review: ‘Run’
You expect one thing from a film that opens with a quote from Bruce Springsteen’s career-making 1975 anthem “Born to Run”: a road movie, one with escape and exploration on its mind, eventually bounding forward from the glum, gray town of its establishing shots. “Run,” the third feature from mood-mongering Scottish filmmaker Scott Graham, both delivers on that promise and deliberately kneecaps it: Charting 24 hours in the life of an angry, freedom-seeking factory worker and former boy racer, it’s a celebration of the open road that nonetheless hits the brakes at the city limits, engine idling with should-i-stay-or-should-i-go uncertainty. That’s the tension that powers “Run” through a bare-bones 76 minutes, as does a fine, tightly coiled performance from former “Game of Thrones” alum Mark Stanley — though the film, effective on its own unassuming terms, seems to cut out with some distance left to run.

After landing a BAFTA
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The Goob | 2014 London BFI Film Festival Review

Goober is Great: Norfolk Sets the Scene for Myhill’s Debut

Rebellious youths riding motorbikes down dirt roads aside, while there are some similarities to Pawel Pawlikoski’s My Summer of Love and this Norfolk, England set story of a dim-witted teen nicknamed Goob, writer-director Guy Myhill strikes a verve of his own in this quixotic feature debut. With cinematographer Simon Tindall providing dreamy summertime shots of fields of wheat adding romanticism to the humdrumness of rural living and Luke Abbott’s unusual electronic soundtrack setting the film firmly in youth culture and contrasting the stillness of the small town’s atmosphere, The Goob announces the arrival of a new British talent worth keeping tabs on.

The first time we meet 16-year-old Goob (Liam Walpole) he is getting off a school bus in his underwear and running through fields while his classmates cheer on. This is the mood of the
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Win a copy of British shocker Salvage!

Quiet Earth and the good people at Revolver Entertainment want to mail you a copy of Lawrence Gough's British shocker Salvage. Shot by Director of Photography Simon Tindall (Bright Star; The Queen, 28 Days Later) on location in and around Merseyside and on the set once used for the popular TV drama series Brookside, this highly effective shocker is one of the best British horror movies to come along in years.

How to Win:

- Email your full name and mailing address to contest[at] (replace "[at]" with"@").

- Subject line should be "Salvage Contest"

- Enter by Monday July 12, 2010.

We've got three R1 DVDs, but the contest is still open to anyone living in the Us, Canada, the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Good luck y'all!

Trailer after the break.


Christmas Eve, and the residents of a quiet British cul-de-sac are suddenly plunged into a world of violence,
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Neve McIntosh stars in British horror film Salvage released on March 19

Get ready for a bloodbath on Brookside Close.

British horror flick Salvage is released in cinemas by Revolver Entertainment this Friday, March 19.

Starring Neve McIntosh (Bodies, Doctor Who, Gormenghast) and Shaun Dooley (Married Single Other, EastEnders), it's the feature debut of director Lawrence Gough and has been a big hit at film events.

At the Fantastic Fest in Texas, Neve Mcintosh won the Best Horror Actress Award.

It's written by Hollyoaks scribe Colin O'Donnell and was shot by director of photography Simon Tindall (Bright Star, The Queen, 28 Days Later) on location in and around Merseyside and on the Brookside Close housing estate set that was built for the TV soap Brookside.

Here's the official synopsis:

"It's Christmas Eve and a quiet cul-de-sac is suddenly plunged into a world of violence, terror and paranoia when a group of heavily armed military personnel storms the area, sealing off the close and ordering
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Horror Film Salvage DVD Details

The horror film Salvage is coming to DVD July 6th and we have the details from the studio. Described by the media as “thrilling” (Bizarre), “scary and believable” (Sci-Fi London), and “a seriously shocking chiller for our times” (Alan Jones, Frightfest), Salvage, the stunning debut feature from director Lawrence Gough, is a brand new British horror film that redefines the genre with a strong female heroine and a topical plot that positions the terror right on our doorstep.

Written by Colin O’Donnell (Hollyoaks) and starring Neve McIntosh (Dr. Who; Gormenghast), Shaun Dooley (Married Single Other; Eden Lake), Linzey Cocker (Wild Child), Trevor Hancock (Behind Closed Doors), Dean Andrews (Life on Mars), Kevin Harvey (Everyone Loves Sunshine), Paul Opacic (Bad Girls) and Shahid Ahmed (28 Weeks Later), the film has already thrilled audiences at the London Frightfest, the Edinburgh Film Festival and at Texas’s prestigious Fantastic Fest where the film
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Salvage (2009) Movie Review

British horror thriller “Salvage” marks the directorial debut of helmer Lawrence Gough, and now arrives on DVD via Revolver following a successful run at international genre festivals. The film has a decent pedigree, boasting the talents of Director of Photography Simon Tindall, who recently worked on the likes of “Bright Star”, “The Queen” and “28 Days Later”. Of interest to UK viewers is the film’s soap opera connections, with it having been written by “Hollyoaks” scribe Colin O’Donnell, and having been shot on one of the old sets from the long running “Brookside” series. The film takes place on Christmas Eve, and is set in a quiet suburban cul-de-sac, where a teenage girl called Jodie (Linzey Cocker) returns to spend the holiday season with her estranged mother Beth (Neve Mcintosh), only to find her in bed with a stranger. Angry and confused, the poor lass runs off and takes shelter with the neighbours.
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Fear comes to Liverpool in a trailer for Brit Horror Salvage!

I'm not sure what to make of this one. The trailer's not great, but it's picked up a fair amount of praise on its festival run (Frightfest London, Edinburgh Film Festival, Fantastic Fest), so should be worth a peak.

"It's Christmas Eve and a quiet cul-de-sac is suddenly plunged into a world of violence, terror and paranoia when a group of heavily armed military personnel storms the area, sealing off the close and ordering the residents at gunpoint to retreat inside their homes. Unsure if this is the first sign of a terrorist attack, or something worse, one local single mother, Beth (Neve Mcintosh), finds it in herself to fight to save her estranged daughter, Jodie (Linzey Cocker), who is visiting her for the holiday but is now stranded across the street in a neighbour's house. However, with growing dread, the trapped residents soon discover that the imminent threat is
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