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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.

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

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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…

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.

Late 80’s tv show ‘The Equalizer’ gets a movie remake

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

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In my early teens I used to love watching Edward Woodward in The Equalizer. The show ran for four seasons (and 88 episodes) from 1985 to 1989, and amongst other things had one of my favourite ever TV soundtracks (courtesy of Stewart Copeland). I bloody loved it and Woodward was a revelation as the ice cool, retired intelligence officer, Robert McCall, a man with a mysterious past who helps people in trouble.

The show also featured a huge array of stars and gave early showcases to Kevin Spacey, Christian Slater, John Goodman, Laurence Fishburn, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Amanda Plummer and Stanley Tucci, amongst others. After Woodward suffered a heart attack in 1987 the show’s producers also brought in Robert Mitchum for a number of episodes. It was a great show and one that’s remained remarkably absent from the land of TV repeats, which is a shame.

Anyway, until tonight I was aware that the show has been turned into a forthcoming Hollywood movie. This time around, Denzil Washington is due to play McCall, with Training Day director, Antoine Fuqua overseeing things. The premise remains the same but the result is a darker and slicker proposition. Whether that proves to be a good thing is another matter.

Check out the trailer below:

The Equalizer is out in UK and US cinemas on the 26th September.

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