Saturday, 30 June 2012

Ice Age 4 Gala Screening Interviews


Premiere Scene gives a big welcome to Rachel Mullins as she teams up with Anthony Bueno for the Gala Screening of Ice Age 4 Continental Drift. Rachael breaks the ice with co-directors Mike Thurmeier and Steve Martino as they share that after ten years and four films the importance of keeping these stories fresh. Celebrity guests Kevin Adams demonstrates the  "Sid Shuffle" and his pride that a performance by the Kevin Adams Performing Arts Academy inspired by the animated film will be screened at this event, presenter Jo Whiley and family just love the new adventures, Mario Falcone reveals which which of TOWIE cast compare to which Ice Age character and Debbie Bright admits that  adults are for more excited with animation than the kids.


ICE AGE 4 is released 13th July


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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Glastonbury the Movie In Flashback - Interview Robin Mahoney

Premiere Scene Claire Bueno and  Anthony Bueno were chillin' out in the best possible company as they interview Glastonbury the Movie In Flashback director Robin Mahoney. Join us as we journey with him and find out why the music festival is so mystical and unique. This beautifully crafted documentary is much much more than than a concert film. If you have ever wondered what the Glastonbury experience is like then this documentary will transport you there. With performances from Omar, Stereo MC's and The Verve; the biggest surprise was seeing  Wild Bill's Charlie Creed-Miles and Dexter Fletcher in their youth! Beautifully shot in CinemaScope, picture and music are woven in perfect harmony capturing the festival's every essence.


GLASTONBURY THE MOVE IN FLASHBACK is released in UK cinemas 29th June 210



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Sunday, 24 June 2012

King Of Devil's Island Press Junket - Stellan Skarsgård Interview


Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno had the absolute pleasure of interviewing the King of Swedish acting royalty Stellan Skarsgård  (Avengers, Thor, Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) when he was in London attending the press junket for the heart wrenching Norwegian film King Of Devil's Island (Kongen av Bastøy). Skarsgård speaks of his admiration for the young cast who themselves were from troubled backgrounds who made him as an actor up his game and how shooting in bleakest Estonia not only helped accentuate the bleakness of the story but it was a lot of fun too! 



KING OF DEVIL’S ISLAND REVIEW
Words Nicola Johnston
Bastoy was a notorious reform school for boys from 1900 to 1953 set on a remote Island not far from Oslo in Norway. The film is based on unsettling and brutal true events that took place in May 1915 when 29 boys fought back with every bit of strength and courage they could muster. Director Marius Holst spent many years researching the time, events and conducting interviews he himself had not heard of the revolt until he started to research the subject.

The governor of the school is Mr Bestyreren, played by the remarkable Stellan Skarsgard a man who is driven by strict Christian principles. He makes sure it is understood that if the boy’s don’t learn the rules they will never get to leave the Island. He sees it as his was his duty to shake the boys back on to the right path, at that time physical punishment was part of growing up. His character is rich and at times very touching, we see glimpses of his own past in his eyes as he struggles with what is right and wrong but he believes in his rigid system of discipline to be the right one. He was a man of his time.

The young cast must be congratulated on their performances, which are rich and touching, at times full of humour but most of all they are convincing and honest. Benjamin Helstad reminded me of a young Ray Winstone in Scum, his performance is solid and his sensitivity extremely beautiful to watch. Trond Nilssen is spellbinding and the two actors work very well together as there relationship develops into that of brothers. I also must mention Magnus Langlete who suffers from debilitating sexual abuse from his Housemaster played by Kristoffer Joner, his character goes on such a journey in which the outcome must be the catalyst that sparks the boys fight back and take control. Holst set about to find boys that had faces that resembled that time, underprivileged and neglected, most of the young cast were not trained actors.

The Cinematography is pin-Sharp with a dark blue-grey palette and in moments like looking at a painting. Holst shot the film in Estonia rather than in Norway as the school is now a prison for adults and he wanted to find buildings of the right period. The subject matter is thought-provoking perhaps even more so after the resent events which took place in Norway, one cannot help but think of the utter chaos and terror that went one when watching the scene’s in which the young boys run for their lives trapped on an Island being hunted down by men with huge guns. It also highlights that brutal acts are never going to disappear and that ugly nasty things are always at large but the important thing in this story is that of courage, determination, friendship and the fight for survival and freedom perhaps most important is just how wonderful and powerful the art of imagination really is.

The music is haunting and ghostly the costumes and sets are perfect, it must have been a difficult and tough shot for all involved the conditions must have been extremely cold and unforgiving but I think this can only have helped. Seeing the real footage of boys at the end of the film at work in the fields, reaping grain and marching in strict lines we even see a boy with a large bandage on his head with blood visible and also a black eye you get a feeling that life on this Island might have been a lot worse.

The film has already won Best Film and Best Supporting Actor (Trond Nilssen) at The Norwegian International Film Festival and Best Feature Film at Lubeck Nordic Film Days and I am sure it will go on to win more. Huge congratulations to all involved.

KING OF DEVIL'S ISLAND is in cinemas from 29th June 2012


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Friday, 22 June 2012

Chernobyl Diaries Review

Words Sara Hartill 

Chernobyl Diaries is certainly one of the most prominent horror films of the summer, boasting the creators of ‘Paranormal Activity’. The plot takes inspiration from the nuclear disaster of 1986, which caused a mass of people to face the harsh realities of evacuation. This left the town deserted and bleak; the ideal setting for a horror story which experiments with the notion of ‘Extreme Tourism’.

The film concerns six young adults who are travelling around Europe, and decide to visit the highly unsafe and forbidden area of Chernobyl. Whilst on their trip, the original plan to have a two-hour tour unravels due to unforeseen circumstances. A combination of bad luck and a devilish attitude leave the group stranded and in trouble, having to encounter the horrors that the town presents.
Despite a relatively short running time at ninety-three minutes, Chernobyl Diaries manages to shake and scare the audience with its ‘Blair Witch Project’ style, combined with minimal production levels, which compliment the film perfectly.

Jesse McCartney and Dimitri Diatchenko are believable in their roles and play the parts to perfection, allowing the audience to develop an understanding of their characters. The story’s validity is aided by the historical background and vast news footage of the nuclear disaster that Chernobyl is renowned for.
Whilst it could be argued that the overall plot is somewhat predictable, the intelligent use of visuals and audio provide the ideal tone to achieve the raw style of this film.

Overall, Chernobyl Diaries benefits greatly from the unique situation of the geographical setting, however it becomes less engaging as the story develops and in the penultimate scenes it is almost possible to guess where the ‘scars’ will feature.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Storage 24 Press Junket - Interview with Noel Clarke & Johannes Roberts

Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno who’s not alien to interviewing had a blast whilst interviewing the multi talented writer, actor, director, producer Noel Clarke for his new film Storage 24. At the press junket Clarke spoke of his love of sci-fi his pride in producing a movie of this genre with such a low budget and the incredible amount of anatomical detail that went into the creature creation that could have altered the rating from 15 to 18!! Director Johannes Roberts used his love of horror and John Carpenter films to help influence him and he shares with us how he instinctively felt it was right to break the horror cardinal rule by doing the big reveal!



Storage 24 Review
Words by Mike Jonas

It’s hard to find a British film these days that doesn’t have Noel Clarke involved somehow. With an impressive set of credentials and known within the industry as an Actor, Writer, producer, director it’s understandable to see why. For his latest instalment, Noel has once again turned his hand towards the Sci-Fi genre to bring this British horror entitled “Storage 24”.

Featuring a small yet effective cast, the film focuses on a group of people trapped in a London based storage facility. The cause of the entrapment is the result of a plane accident nearby and destroying power to surrounding areas. If this wasn't enough to deal with already, the situation is worsened by the plane’s unclassified cargo escaping and is trapped inside with them.

The look of the creature wreacking havoc throughout the maze of dark tunnels has uniquely been created to bring something new for people to fear. For anyone who enjoyed the efforts delivered by District 9 a few years ago shouldn’t have a problem welcoming this into the genre.

I couldn't help feeling Noel's time spent working on the Doctor who series hadn’t been wasted, but actually strongly influenced his idea for the script. With that in mind this should generate a similar appeal and allow for it to be widely more accepted among various audiences once released across the UK from 29th June.  



STORAGE 24 is released 29th June 2012

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Victim UK Premiere Interviews

Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno attend the UK Premiere of Victim as an overwhelming amount of cast turn up in support of their film. When interviewed Jason Maza, Ashley Chin, Michael ‘Buck’ Maris, Shanika Warren-Markland, Anna Nightingale and Adam Deacon spoke with such conviction on how our environment has such a big impact on who we are; but with the right determination you can change your destiny. Movie producers Danny Donnelly and Justin King were proud to see their film on the big screen and true of all indie filmmakers were grateful to everyone who contributed to the project.
VICTIM opens 22nd June 2012
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Thursday, 14 June 2012

Rock of Ages Movie Review

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The highly anticipated feel good film of the year leaps from the stage to the big screen and will certainly make you want to  tap your feet and bring out your air guitar as you sit in your seat and sway to so many of our favourite rock anthems.

Casting lesser known actors to play the leads was a great decision which certainly gave more gravitas and believability to the film. It was refreshing to see a supporting cast of some of Hollywood’s finest actors including Alec Baldwin, Paul Giamatti and Bryan Cranston embrace their roles and really play up their parts with great humour and allow us to see them as we’ve never seen them before. My biggest disappointment was the lack of consistency  with Russell Brand’s Brummie accent which made feel  he could have done with some nurturing from Slade front man and great glam rocker himself Noddy Holder.

For me Tom Cruise’s portrayal of Stacee Jaxx was phenomenal and the film is worth seeing for his performance alone. It would have been so easy to play a one dimensional hedonistic rocker yet Cruise brings so much truth to a complex character and his stage performance gives even the mighty Mick Jagger a run for his money.

So warm up your vocal chords and prepare yourself for an almighty sing-along as Rock of Ages allows us to “Don’t Stop Believing!”


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Tuesday, 12 June 2012

A Thousand Kisses Deep - Charity Screening Interviews

 Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno & Anthony Bueno attend the charity screening of A Thousand Kisses Deep in association with Women’s Aid. Join us as we speak to leading man Dougray Scott about what attracted him to the part of Jazz musician Ludwig Giroux. Actor Bill Ward shares with us how his involvement with the charity began from the enormous help the charity provided him when he portrayed the part of Charlie Stubbs, the abusive partner of Shelly Unwin in the soap opera Coronation Street. Bill today remains an ambassador for the cause.
    












 

Visit http://www.womensaid.org.uk/ for further information you need about the charity.

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Sunday, 10 June 2012

Mission To Lars Premiere Interviews


Premiere Scene's Claire Bueno & Anthony Bueno were on their own adventure to the Hackney Picturehouse  to interview filmmakers Kate Spicer, Will Spicer & James Moore about their road trip documentary and quest to track down Metallica star drummer Lars Ulrich in Mission To Lars. This inspirational story of siblings Kate & Will having realised that having been too caught up with their own media lives in London (Kate a journalist & Will a filmmaker) wanted to reconnect with brother Tom and help him fulfil his dream of meeting his heavy metal idol, Lars Ulrich. With all the proceeds of the film going to Mencap, Mission To Lars is a testament to tenacity, tolerance and how we should all be more accepting of mental disability. 


Mission to Lars opens in UK cinemas on 8 June with a Charity screening for Mencap at The Gate Cinema and Q&A at The Ritzy and will screen at cinemas across the country throughout June and July for venue info see here: www.missiontolars.com and  Picturehouses


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Thursday, 7 June 2012

Fast Girls World Premiere Interviews

Premiere Scene welcomes Sara Hartill to the fold as she and Anthony Bueno trade their microphone for a baton as they interview the cast and crew at the World Premiere of Fast Girls. Noel Clarke speaks of writing a sporting, feel-good film; director Regan Hall tells of the literal trials of battling the English weather; Phil Davis shares why he instantly connected to the script; Lenora Crichlow, Lily James, Dominique Tipper, Hannah Frankson, Lashana Lynch & Lorraine Burroughs  talk about how the physical demands of their roles helped the actors bond & athletics instructors speak with pride of what the girls accomplished in such a short space of time.



FAST GIRLS reaches cinemas June 15th

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