Following the tradition of such movie as ID and The Football Factory comes The Rise and Fall of a White Collar Hooligan, and it looks right up my street. Chance are though that I will have to wait awhile before I see it, as it will be opening at UK theaters from Momentum Pictures on June 22nd. The Rise and Fall of a White Collar Hooigan is directed by Paul Tanter and stars Nick Nevern, Simon Philips and Peter Barrett It's not soccer, it's football, and after the break I have the fall lowdown on the flick, including synopsis, stills and trailer.
June 9, 2012
I'm a big fan of the TV show The Inbetweeners. It screens on BBC America over here, and I think it's bloody funny. The English show follows the lives of four friends in the latter years of their school lives. Now the movie based on the show is finally getting a US release, and it is going to hit the theaters. How many, I do not know. But if it plays near me I will be there! The Inbetweeners is set to open on September 7th through Wrekin Hill Entertainment. eOne will also releasing The Inbetweeners: The Complete Series on DVD on July 17th.
As some of you may know, there was a lot of fucking about with the upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release of Astron 6's Father's now. Well, hopefully that is all in the past now as it will see the light of day on a 4 disc release (Blu-ray/2xDVD/CD) sometime in July or August. Hell yes, is all I can say to that. It's a damned fine film and deserves this great looking release! Full details below.
June 8, 2012
I previously posted about the upcoming thriller End of Watch here, and now I have the new poster to share with you. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena, the film will be released on September 28th at theaters from Open Road Films, and has a Southland feel to it in my opinion. You can check out the trailer below and judge for yourself.
The UK thriller Airbourne will be hitting R2 DVD on July 23rd through Chelsea Films. The film marks the first time Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, has had a starring role in a British flick, and is about a routine flight that doesn't go quite according to plan. The film also features Julian Glover, who you will recognize from Game of Thrones, and Alan 'Nemesis' Ford (Snatch), and was directed by Dominic Burns. You can check out the trailer, promo pics and some stills below.
MONSTER BRAWL (2011)
By Chris MacGibbon
I want to start this off by saying - I'm not a huge wrestling fan, when I was a youngster I entertained the idea for a few months but the writing got sloppy, heroes turned to villains then back to heroes again, someone got "fired" once a week, it lost its charm quick for me. However, my brothers and their friends are known to be wrestling fans, and on the occasional Monday night or Sunday night pay-per-view; I've caught a match here and there, while I still don't particularly care for it - it does manage to be entertaining despite the flaws.
June 7, 2012
July 3rd will see the release to Blu-ray and DVD of The Hunter, which stars Willem Defoe, Frances O'Connor and Sam Neill. Magnolia Home Entertainment will be releasing the movie which was directed by Daniel Nettheim. No word as yet on any extras.
June 6, 2012
The Mel Brooks directed spoof Spaceballs will be getting a new Blu-ray release, with brand new bonus material, to clebrate its 25th Anniversary. MGM and 20th Century Fox will be releasing the Farce on August 7th.
The horror comedy Detention, which looks pretty funny judging from the previews, will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on July 31st from Sony Pictures. Directed by Joseph Kahn, and starring Josh Henderson and Dane Cook, the movie is about a movie killer that comes to life and starts killing off the students of Grizzly Lake High School.
IFC Midnight have secured all U.S. right to the thriller Replicas, which is directed by Jeremy Power Regimbal and stars Selma Blair and Josh Close. The film will be released theatrically and on VOD in 2013. Full details, and a couple of clips, below.
June 5, 2012
Originally released in 2009, Life and Death of a Porno Gang is a film that I have been eagerly waiting for. The good news is that Synapse Films will be releasing it on Blu-ray and DVD on August 14th. A Serbian Film has got all of the press going for it, but from what I hear this Serbian Film is a far superior film and I can't wait to check it out.
PIRANHA 3DD (2012)
Review by Chris MacGibbon
Whenever watching a film involving "something in the water", the solution to the characters' plight always seems rather simple; get the heck out of the water. I mean if you're running, ahem, swimming away from something that is limited to the confines of H20, the answer should be clear. I can only assume those who decide to stay in the water are adhering to nature's selection.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, which stars Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt and Kristin Scott Thomas, is set to hit Blu-ray and DVD with UltraViolet on July 17th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film is about the improbable idea of a Sheik wanting to bring salmon fishing to the desert.
July 17th will see the Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download release of Mel Gibson's latest flick, Get the Gringo. The film, which see's Gibson as an American criminal who ends up in a Mexican jail, is released by 20th Century Fox and Icon Entertainment.
June 4, 2012
Man on a Ledge (2012)
Review by Jude Felton
You just have to love the high concept movie. Well, you don’t have to, but when they are done well they can be great fun. We’ve had terrorists in a high rise in Die Hard, a bomb on a bus in Speed and now a man on a ledge in Man on a Ledge. Genius. Now, I will admit to thinking that surely this was some kind of joke when I first read about the movie. I mean seriously, a movie about a man standing on a ledge? It’ll either be boring as hell or depressing beyond belief. I was very wrong though; this movie was a blast.
More crazy student fight action is heading to the UK on July 2nd, with the release to DVD of Takashi Miike's Crows Zero 2. Picking up where the first film left off the DVD will be released by MVM and is rated 15. Did I mention that there is a 30 minute fight scene? Expect a review soon.
June 3, 2012
The House (2007)
Review by Jude Felton
Over the years there have been some terrific horror flicks that have come out of Thailand, movies such as Shutter, Dorm and The Eye. Even the slightly less impressive, but still enjoyable flicks such as Sick Nurses and P offered up something worthwhile for the viewer. So, it confuses me a little as to why The House, which is directed by The Victim’s Monthon Arayangkoon, has taken so long to get this UK release. Am sure it could be any one of numerous reasons, although the quality of the film I would think it not the reason. The House doesn’t tread any real new ground, but what it does it does quite well.