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The Imitation Game – trailer

Posted in Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2014 by dc

Forthcoming film, The Imitation Game follows Alan Turing, the pioneer of modern-day computing and the man credited with cracking the German Enigma code, and his team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during World War II. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing and also features, Keira Knightly, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear and Charles Dance. Check out the trailer below:

The Imitation Game is out in UK cinemas on the 14th November and a week later in the US.

RIP James Garner

Posted in Film, Movies, TV with tags , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2014 by dc

james garner

When my Dad and I used to go and watch Tranmere Rovers now and again in the early 90′s (usually on a Friday night) the team ran out to (and still do, I think) the theme tune from The Rockford Files.

It was a tradition that supposedly started sometime in the 80′s when their Friday kick-off coincided with The Rockford Files starting on TV – a jokey reminder that fans could have been tucked up at home in the warmth of their living rooms watching James Garner strutting his stuff as the iconic TV private eye, Jim Rockford.

It’s one of my favourite TV theme tunes, and whilst I’ve only ever seen about a dozen episodes (there were a whopping 122), it holds a special place in my heart:

Of course, by the time of The Rockford Files (which was made between 1974 and 1980), James Garner was already a star with dozens of Hollywood film appearances to his name. Washington Post TV critic Tom Shales once said Garner, “embodied the crusty, sardonic and self-effacing strain of American masculinity”, and legendary auteur, Robert Altman (who worked with him on the 1980 comedy, HealtH) once said, “I don’t know anyone in the business with his charm and charisma who can act so well.”

James Garner died yesterday aged 86. He leaves behind him huge body of work that includes incredibly popular TV shows like The Rockford Files and Maverick and countless hit films including, The Great Escape, Victor Victoria, Grand Prix, The Fan and Move Over, Darling.

Rest in peace.

Christopher Walken doodle

Posted in Art, Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , on July 19, 2014 by dc

Christopher Walken

New trailer for forthcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic ‘All Is By My Side’

Posted in Film, Movies, Music with tags , , , , , , , , on July 5, 2014 by dc

New Jimi Hendrix biopic, All Is By My Side is out in the UK on the 8th August. The film stars André 3000 and is directed by 12 Years A Slave writer John Ridley. Check out the trailer below:

Birdman – trailer

Posted in Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , on July 1, 2014 by dc

birdmanposter

This looks like a good one to go and see this winter…

Birdman is out in the US on the 17th October and in the UK (a fair bit later) on the 2nd January next year.

The Inbetweeners 2 – trailer

Posted in Comedy, Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , on June 18, 2014 by dc

It was far from groundbreaking but the first Inbetweeners film did at least raise a few decent titters. Now the trailer for the film’s long anticipated sequel has appeared online and the makers “promise” that none of the best jokes are in it – check it out below:

The film reaches UK cinemas on the 6th August.

Dumb and Dumber To – trailer

Posted in Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , on June 11, 2014 by dc

This looks bloody brilliant – well worth the wait hopefully…

Lebowski Fest 2014

Posted in Festival, Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , on June 10, 2014 by dc

It’s the annual Lebowski Fest next month. Details on the event can be found here. Check out the festival poster below:

lebowski fest 2014

Rocky Dennis

Posted in Art, Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , on June 1, 2014 by dc

Rocky Dennis from 'Mask'

Foxcatcher – trailer

Posted in Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2014 by dc

Foxcatcher

I saw the first trailer for a new movie starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Vanessa Redgrave tonight. ‘Foxcatcher‘ is based on the true story of Mark Schultz, an Olympic wrestler whose relationship with mentor John du Pont and brother Dave Schultz leads to strange and unlikely circumstances.

It caught my attention as it’s Carell‘s first real ‘serious’ role and comes courtesy of Bennett Miller, the man behind Moneyball and Capote - which augers well. Check out the trailer below:

Foxcatcher, which debuted recently at Cannes Film Festival (and got a glowing write up from The Guardian‘s Peter Bradshaw) is released in the US on the 14th November – as yet it doesn’t have an official UK release date.

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