Free Fire UK Release Date Set for March; Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy & Armie Hammer Lead Ben Wheatley’s Actioner

Free Fire UK Release Date Set for MarchIn recent years, Ben Wheatley has proven himself to be one of Britain’s most prolific filmmakers, if not the most prolific in the wide release sphere. This year saw him tackle J.G. Ballard’s dystopian thriller, High-Rise. And now StudioCanal has confirmed the Free Fire UK release date is set for March next year. Continue reading

The Squid and the Whale – The Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review

The Squid and the Whale Criterion Collection Blu-ray packshot sliceNoah Baumbach made his directorial debut with Kicking and Screaming at the age of 26 back in 1995, and followed it up two years later with Mr. Jealousy. Funding difficulties and work on other projects meant it would take another eight years before his third film came out, but it was well worth the wait. The Squid and the Whale was and remains one of the sharpest, funniest, and most lifelike films of this century, and it deserved so much more than the one Oscar nomination it received. Continue reading

The Red Turtle UK Release Date Set for May

The Red Turtle UK Release Date Set for MayIn the States, Studio Ghibli’s latest animated feature is being heavily touted as a contender for the Best Animated Feature category in the Oscars. On our shores, however, StudioCanal has opted to hold back The Red Turtle UK release date for May, which means it sadly won’t be eligible for the BAFTAs this year. Continue reading

New Teaser Trailer for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer - Baby GrootIt’s show time. Marvel and James Gunn’s band of heroes are back next year with what’s expected to be one of the best blockbusters of the year. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will kick-start the summer box office, and smart money says it’s going to be a huge hit for the studio. Continue reading

Film Studios Exploring Home Viewing Within Weeks of Theatrical Release

Film Studios Consider Shortening Theatrical WindowIt’s been a long time coming, but it sounds like the subject is finally resurfacing in a productive manner. Sean Parker’s controversial The Screening Room reignited the debate earlier this year of offering theatrical release titles to home viewers at a premium price, in the region of $50 with a dedicated set top box. Now Warner Bros.’ chief Kevin Tsujihara has revealed that his company considers it “imperative” to offer consumers more options for home viewings of their films. Most importantly, he says that even if the cinema chains don’t go along with it, they still plan to go ahead with the idea. Continue reading

First Teaser Posters for Pixar’s Cars 3

Cars 3 Teaser Poster - Everything Will Change sliceLast week, Pixar launched a surprisingly tense first teaser trailer for Cars 3. It’s been five years since we last saw Lightning McQueen and co. on the big screen. Cars 2 was a bigger film at the global box office, but shrunk in size in the States, and wasn’t as well received among critics. So that made the sequel’s first trailer all the more impressive when it hit. Continue reading