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Trailer: The Hunger Games: Mockingly Part 2

Hopefully this part will somewhat more interesting than the doldrums that was part 1.  However this is the conclusion of The Hunger Games, so you can ensure that there will be a mass rampage to the Box Office come release time in November.  The trailer does throw in a couple of nice looking big scenes.  Especially with the 'The streets are alive with the sound of Hunger Games' moments and a bombastic finale score playing throughout.  Although you kind of expect someone to yell "FREEDOM" half way through.  Anyway, check out the trailer above and let us know what you think.

With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her.  The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.  

Trailer: Spectre

Here it is then.  The first full trailer for the new Bond movie, Spectre due for release later this year.  Featuring all the usual Bond staples (Chases, Girls, Gadgets & Guns) it's looking like it might be somewhat of a treat when it does arrive.  With some interesting throwbacks in the trailers soundtrack to former Bond themes, but don't let us dazzle you.  Watch the trailer for yourselves below:

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE.
Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot.
As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks, played by Christoph Waltz.
Released in the UK on October 26, and in the US on November 6, 2015.
For a selection of new images from SPECTRE go to the gallery below.

Trailer: Pan

The final trailer for Pan has now arrived and you can view it above.  Don't forget to let us know what you think below!

From Warner Bros. Pictures comes, “Pan,” a live-action Peter Pan feature directed by Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Pride & Prejudice”).

Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.

The film stars Oscar® nominee Hugh Jackman (“Les Misérables”) as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) as Hook; Oscar® nominee Rooney Mara (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) as Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar (“The Dictator”) as Smee; and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter.

Amanda Seyfried (“Les Misérables”) rounds out the cast as Mary, alongside Jack Charles (“Mystery Road”) as The Chief/Tiger Lily’s father; Taejoo Na (“The Kick”) as Kwahu; Nonso Anozie (“Son of God,” “Atonement”) as Bishop; Kathy Burke (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) as Mother Barnabas; Kurt Egyiawan (“Skyfall”) as Murray; Lewis MacDougall (UK TV’s “In the Name of the Children”) as Nibs; and newcomer Leni Zieglmeier as Wendy Darling.

PAN is released in UK cinemas 16 October 2015.

Discover more at warnerbros.co.uk/Pan, or find PanOfficialUK on Facebook and Twitter. #PanMovie

The James Bond Complete Collection Arrives September



London, UK (July 15, 2015) – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment are releasing special edition Blu-rays and Blu-ray & DVD collectible box-sets on September 14th, ahead of the November 6th global release ofSPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure.

Two new featurettes are included based on interviews with Bond writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. “The Shadow of SPECTRE”concentrates on the history of SPECTRE, the fictional global criminal syndicate and terrorist organisation. The second featurette, “The Story So Far”, recaps and relives the significant moments from the previous three Daniel Craig Bond films.

Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbooks headline the new home entertainment offering for Bond fans, available exclusively from Zavvi. The collectible set includes six films featuring the SPECTRE organisation (From Russia With LoveThunderballYou Only Live TwiceOn Her Majesty’s Secret ServiceDiamonds Are Forever, For Your Eyes Only) and the first Daniel Craig title (Casino Royale) featuring packaging inspired by the films’ iconic opening title sequence. 

The James Bond Complete Collection on Blu-ray and DVD features all 23 iconic Bond films together in one box-set, including a 24thspace for SPECTRE. Available from Amazon.co.uk is The Ultimate James Bond Collection on Blu-ray that also includes a new bonus disc exclusive featuring “Everything or Nothing”, a 90-minute documentary on the untold story of 007 plus a pocket-sized James Bond 50 Years of Movie Posters book and digital copies of each film.

Top 5: Blu Ray & DVD releases for July

This time on Top 5 we look ahead to the best offerings for July DVD, Blu Ray and Digital releases.  The ones being considered for the list are new releases and not reissues.  There was a host of titles to choose from this month but below we present you with the best of the bunch that you might want to spend your hard earned cash on this month.. Or at least rent them.

1. The Voices - By far and away, Ryan Reynolds best cinematic offering for a long, long while. Quirky, offbeat and horrific fun. Reynolds seems to relish the role of unhinged of Jerry.

Jerry regularly has conversations with his pet cat and dog, who often give advice to him on what he should and should not do. When he meets Fiona (Gemma Arterton), an attractive young girl working in the accounts department of his workplace, Jerry grows attracted to her and asks her out on a date - a decision which leads to devastating consequences.

This harks back to the Heathers type of dark comedy that the Hollywood studios having been backing away from for years now. Well deserving of the top spot in this months Top 5. Make sure you see it's darkly brilliant, comedic and horrific tones and enjoy your way through 104 minutes of the gloriously sick and twisted retun of Ryan Reynolds.

2. Electric Boogaloo: The Wild Untold Story of Cannon Films - A documentary about the history of Cannon Films. Founded by Dennis Friedland and Chris Dewey in 1967, Cannon Films quickly became one of the most successful production companies in the movie business until a string of unsuccessful ventures put their finances at risk. In 1979, Israeli cousins Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus bought the company and began producing a high volume of films, known now as 'B movies', on an extremely low budget. Contributions from actors including Bo Derek, Mimi Rogers, Richard Chamberlain and Molly Ringwald are incorporated into archive footage and film clips to form this in-depth documentary.

This is an utterly entertaining look at what went on during those glory days of trash cinema back in the 80s/90s.  It occasionally loses it's way on being balanced and forgetting that while being trashy, Canon produced some of the most entertaining and very popular movies of the 80s/90s (Bloodsport, Delta Force, Lifeforce, Over The Top, Company of Wolves & the American Ninja movies) they get waxed over to spotlight the debacles that were Superman IV and the later Death Wish movies.  Still an absolute must see and one of the best documentaries of 2015.

3. The Wedding RingerKevin Hart and Josh Gad star in this comedy written and directed by Jeremy Garelick. When Doug Harris (Gad) proposes to his girlfriend Gretchen (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) he comes to realise that he has everything he could ever wish for... except a best man. After he is referred to Best Man Inc., a company that specialises in supplying fake groomsmen for grooms with no friends, Doug meets Jimmy Callahan (Hart), the most successful fake best man in the business. As Doug sets about making Jimmy, or Bic Mitchum as he renames him, believable as his new best friend, chaos ensues including a disastrous family meal that results in Gretchen's grandmother catching fire. The cast also includes Alan Ritchson, Mimi Rogers, Cloris Leachman and Jorge Garcia.

A film on paper that should be a sub par cookie cutter comedy, actually turns out to be an above average funny movie, with plenty of laugh out loud moments due to it's two leads in Gadd and Hart.  Hart's star has been on the rise for a while now and this is one of the better projects he's been involved in and is far far funnier than the mis-step that was Get Hard.  Fans of Hart will lap this up.

4. Wildcard Jason Statham and Michael Angarano star in the extended edition of this action drama from director Simon West. Gambling addict Nick Wild (Statham) works as a bodyguard for millionaire Cyrus Kinnick (Angarano) while he is in Las Vegas. After helping his friend Holly (Dominik Garcia-Lorido) get revenge on Danny DeMarco (Milo Ventimiglia), the gangster who raped her, Nick finds himself wanted by the Mob. Can he make it out of Las Vegas alive? The cast also includes Stanley Tucci, Hope Davis, Sofía Vergara, Jason Alexander and Anne Heche.

This is actually one of Statham's better offerings of late.  A far more brooding movie with a rich dark vein running throughout.  With some nice little set pieces, novel fight scenes and a comedic undertone, it actually works.  It does have a bit of an issue where it skews between sub plots and isn't entirely cohesive throughout, but it's a Statham movie so that can be forgiven.

5. Chappie Dev Patel and Hugh Jackman star in this action thriller written and directed by Neill Blomkamp. When revolutionary scientist Deon (Patel) awakens his latest creation, a robot with artificial intelligence and the ability to think and feel like a human, his dreams and his nightmares all quickly become his reality. As the robot, Chappie (voice of Sharlto Copley), begins to develop in the same ways a human would, society around him finds it increasingly difficult to accept him into their lives. After Chappie is kidnapped by South African gangsters who wish to do him harm, Deon puts all his efforts into finding his creation and proving to the world that Chappie is not dangerous but merely provides evidence of the next generation of thinking.

As has been mentioned by various critics, this is simply Robocop meets Short Circuit.  However Neil Blomkamp has pulled a Emporers New Clothes here as it's the basic plot of District 9 again as well.  It has some fine moments and it's a film you really want to do well, but it is more of the same from Blomkamp, but it is a lot more accessible than District 9.

One To Avoid - Seventh SonJeff Bridges, Ben Barnes and Julianne Moore star in this fantasy adventure adaptation of Joseph Delaney's novel 'The Spook's Apprentice'. John Gregory (Bridges) is an ageing Spook who is responsible for protecting his town against all sorts of supernatural creatures. He is the last remaining Spook, however, and has been unsuccessful in finding a replacement - all of his apprentices have died. He seeks out a new apprentice in the form of Tom Ward (Barnes), who is the seventh son of a seventh son. Tom joins Gregory in his battle against the evil witch Mother Malkin (Moore) and along the way meets and falls for her niece (Alicia Vikander), learning that not all witches are wicked. But will he be able to defeat Malkin and prove himself worthy as a Spook? The cast also includes Kit Harington, Olivia Williams and Djimon Hounsou.

With a cast like this, this film should have never failed.  However, it does and it did.  Avoid at all costs.

Trailer: Fantastic 4 final version

20th Century Fox today released the final version of the upcoming Fantastic 4 trailer and it reveals the main villain again to be Dr. Doom (Toby Kebbel).  With more Fantastic powers on show this is shaping up to be possibly a decent version of the F4 after the previous version was a bit too comic booky if that can actually be a problem.  With Miles Teller in as Reed Richards, Kate Mara as Sue Storm, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm it's certainly looking like it could be a winner for Fox this time.

Fantastic 4 is due for release on 6th August 2015.

Spooks: The Greater Good Coming To Blu Ray & DVD

One of the more under the radar cinema releases this summer was the movie follow up the successful TV Series Spooks which ran from 2002 - 2011 spanning 10 series it was one of the more compelling TV dramas produced by the BBC that wasn't a costume drama or Doctor Who.  So much was expected of the film which saw the return of Harry Pearce (Peter Firth) and new addition in the shape of Game of Throne's Kit Harrington.

It's now due for release on 14th September on Blu Ray & DVD and the official release can be red below.  If you haven't yet seen it, then you are in for a treat on it's release.  If you were a fan of the series then you will not be disappointed.

Don’t miss Kit Harington in his most action-packed role to date as agent Will Holloway, in the gripping espionage thriller based on the award winning TV series, Spooks. From director Bharat Nalluri, comes the long awaited film debut of SPOOKS: THE GREATER GOOD which arrives to download on 14th September and on Blu-ray TM and DVD on 28th September 2015, courtesy of Entertainment One. 
Starring a heavyweight British homegrown ensemble cast including: Peter Firth, (Spooks, Pearl Harbor) who reprises his role as Head of the Counter-Terrorism department, Harry Pearce; Kit Harington (Game Of Thrones, Testament of Youth) as decommissioned MI5 agent, Will Holloway; Jennifer Ehle (Fifty Shades Of Grey, Zero Dark Thirty) as MI5 Section Chief, Geraldine Maltby; Tuppence Middleton (The Imitation Game, Jupiter Ascending) as Section D agent, June; Tim McInnerny (Notting Hill, Blackadder) as MI5 Section Chief, Oliver Mace; Lara Pulver (Sherlock, Edge of Tomorrow) as former Section Chief, Erin Watts; Elyes Gabel (Interstellar, World War Z) as apprehended terrorist, Adem Qasim and David Harewood (Homeland, Blood Diamond) as MI5 Section Chief, Warrender.
  When charismatic terrorist Adem Qasim (Gabel) escapes from MI5 custody during a high profile  handover, legendary operative Harry Pearce (Firth), Head of Counter-Terrorism, is blamed. Disgraced and forced to resign, Harry disappears without a trace.
With MI5 on its knees in the wake of the Qasim debacle and facing controversial reform, former agent Will Holloway (Harington) is brought back from Moscow to discover the truth about Harry’s disappearance and in doing so, uncovers a shocking revelation; Harry is still alive, has gone rogue and desperately needs Will’s help.
Will must decide whether to turn Harry in - or risk everything by trusting the damaged, dangerous master spy who betrayed him once before...
 A must-own for fans of the original series, don’t miss this year’s biggest action thriller when SPOOKS: THE GREATER GOOD arrives to download on 14th September and on Blu-rayTM and DVD from 28th September 2015, courtesy of Entertainment One.