Friday, 27 August 2010

The Last Exorcism


Nail your self to the seat as director Daniel Stamm really did an excellent job in building the tension! I totally bought into the clever point of view that this documentary style feature came from. Say your prayers that you won’t get too spooked by this one!

After a career spent helping the devout through prayer and trickery, Reverend Cotton Marcus (Patrick Fabian) invites a film crew to document his final fraudulent days as an exorcist. Soon his faith is truly tested when a desperate plea from the father of a possessed girl (Ashley Bell) brings him face to face with evil itself.

To see the the trailer and to find out more visit http://thelastexorcism.com/index.html

The Last Exorcism premieres at this year’s Frightfest Festival on Monday 30th August and hits cinemas on 3rd September

Friday, 20 August 2010

Going The Distance World Premiere

Claire Bueno interviews director Nanette Burstein and cast Drew Barrymore, Justine Long, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and The Boxer Rebellion at the World Premiere of Going The Distance. Claire Interviews Nanette Burstein.

To view interviews visit http://www.youtube.com/premierescene
Erin’s (Drew Barrymore) wry wit and unfiltered frankness charm newly single Garrett (Justin Long) over beer, bar trivia and breakfast the next morning. Their chemistry sparks a full-fledged summer fling, but neither expects it to last once Erin heads home to San Francisco and Garrett stays behind for his job in New York City. But when six weeks of romping through the city inadvertently become meaningful, neither is sure they want it to end. And while Garrett’s friends Box (Jason Sudeikis) and Dan (Charlie Day) joke about his pre-flight calorie-cutting and his full-time relationship with his cell phone, they don’t like losing their best drinking buddy to yet another rocky romance. At the same time, Erin’s high-strung, overprotective married sister, Corinne (Christina Applegate), wants to keep Erin from heading down an all too-familiar road.

But despite the opposite coasts, the nay-saying friends and family, and a few unexpected temptations, the couple just might have found something like love, and with the help of a lot of texting, sexting and late-night phone calls, they might actually go the distance.
The Boxer Rebellion
Photographs courtesey of Mike Jonas

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, European Premiere

Last night Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno were down on the red carpet interviewing the cast of the highly anticipated Edgar Wright film Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

The charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera of Juno, Superbad) is a bass guitarist for garage band Sex Bob-omb, and he has just met the girl of his dreams...literally. The only catch to winning the elusive, mysterious Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead of Live Free or Die Hard, and the upcoming The Thing) is that her seven evil exes are coming to kill him.

Scott Pilgrim has never had a problem getting a girlfriend. It’s getting rid of them that proves difficult. From the girl who kicked his heart’s ass - and now is back in town - to the teenage distraction he’s trying to shake when Ramona rollerblades into his world, love hasn’t been easy. He soon discovers, however, his new crush has the most unusual baggage of all: a nefarious league of exes controls her love life and will do whatever it takes to eliminate him as a suitor.

To see interviews visit www.youtube.com/premierescene

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Save Afred Hitchcock's Silent Movies

Alfred Hitchcock: pioneer, legend and master of suspense

The BFI National Archive looks after our nation's film heritage. It is the largest and most important film and TV collection in the world.

Curators of the BFI National Archive have identified a collection of films in desperate need of restoration with nine of Alfred Hitchcock's early silent films being the first to seek rescue through the Support the BFI campaign.

Hitchcock's nine surviving silent films are among the most important in British cinema history. But decades of wear and tear have left them in urgent need of restoration.

To find out more about donating visit http://www.bfi.org.uk/nationalarchive/hitchcock/
 

Thursday, 12 August 2010

The Girl Who Played With Fire

The Girl Who Played With Fire is great example of why we should all be supporting European film. With compelling performances and storyline, I was hanging off the edge of my seat!

Hot on the heels of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO comes the sequel, THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE.


The new film sees Lisbeth Salander (NOOMI RAPACE) and crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist (MICHAEL NYQVIST) once again caught up in a brutal murder investigation. Having served his prison sentence, Blomkvist returns to Millennium intent on exposing a billion dollar sex trafficking ring.

When two of his researchers are murdered, Salander is framed for the murders and emerges as the police’s chief suspect. Unconvinced, Blomkvist attempts to track her down and find out the truth. But secretive hacker Salander goes on the run and soon stumbles upon secrets of her own past.



In Cinemas August 27

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Sylvester Stallone and The Expendables arrive in the UK

The Expendables is everything you want from an action movie, and nobody does quite like Sly. The concept of getting all our favourite 80’s action heroes along with today’s, is genius. With some great one liners, the film is charged with high octane, adrenalin packed entertainment.

Mission well and truly accomplished Mr Stallone!

The icon was on fine form at the Press Conference this week along with team mates Dolph Lungren and Jason Statham, check out the fun at www.youtube.com/premierescene


Friday, 6 August 2010

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky Released Today!

Today sees the UK release of Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky starring the tremendously talented Anna Mouglalis and Mads Mikkelsen.

The film begins in Paris, 1913 for the premiere performance of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. In the audience Chanel witnesses his ridicule as his music and the ballet is hailed as being too modern.


Little do we know that the time the effect the French style icon and Russian virtuoso will have on the world? She will emancipate women's fashion; he will redefine musical taste.

Seven years on Coco is newly wealthy and successful and Igor following the Russian Revolution is now a penniless refugee living in exile in Paris. Coco is introduced to Igor; their attraction is instant and undeniable. Coco invites Igor and his family to stay at her villa, Bel Respiro, in Garches, But what kind of music do this duo really want to make?!

To view the interviews with Mads and Anna please visit http://www.youtube.com/user/PremiereScene

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Andy Serkis on John Landis

At a recent premiere I was fortunate to catch up with the utterly, utterly delightful and talented Andy Serkis. So I took the opportunity to chat to him about his up and coming film Burke and Hare and to find out what it was like working with another utterly, utterly delightful and talented man John Landis.


Andy Serkis
CB: Andy hello

AS: Ah Hello!

CB: how are you doing?

AS: Good thanks

CB: Just wanted to ask you very quickly you’ve just done a film with a friend of ours John Landis?

AS: Ah he is awesome; he is a legend and a half, yeah phenomenal, absolutely brilliant. We had a great time, really, really good.

CB: I’m looking forward to it, Burke and Hare, black comedy …

AS: That’s right it will be out about Halloween time I think.

CB: Perfect timing

AS: Yeah spot on

CB: We help make the making of documentary about An American Werewolf In London.

AS: Did you? How extraordinary! Wow (that’s) amazing

CB: He is such a lovely man.

AS: He is a lovely guy, and as you know, full of energy massively generous with everybody, drives everybody on, entertaining like you wouldn’t believe. Family man as well you know, really cool guy.

AS: Thank you very much and good luck with the film.