Backwards trailer (2012)

To get into the Olympics spirit, especially after a superb Super Saturday and great week overall for Team GB, take a look at this new trailer for Backwards from relatively unknown director Ben Hickernell.

The story is simple, it focuses on Abi Brooks (Sarah Megan Thomas) who fails to make it into the USA rowing team for the upcoming Olympics and it forced to find employment elsewhere. When a job comes up to coach at a school, he struggles to adjust to life outside of the water.

Starring James Van Der Beek, Glenn Morshower and Margaret Colin, this is bound to be a hit before it’s even released with Olympic fever sweeping this country and the world. Watch, enjoy and Keep It Reel.

New Avengers artwork and DVD case.

The Avengers are Assembling, again. Now I I hope you aren’t quite sick of the super hero lovefest I’ve been having here on Neel’s Reel Deel because here is some great new artwork and a stunning collectors edition case for the release of Marvel’s The Avengers Assemble. Each piece of artwork is for the discs included for the solo films of all the characters plus the bonus “Phase One Archives”. So in this mammoth boxset, you will get Iron man, Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, The Avengers Assemble as well as the bonus disc of “Phase One Archives.” Very exciting, so much so that I wish I didn’t have any of the film so I could buy this box! Probably the most amazing looking case for any sort of DVD / Blu Ray release, just take a look, it’s beautiful. Well happy buying and watching!

Craigslist Joe trailer

A Zach Galifianakis produced film has come to my attention after seeing this trailer recently. It’s called Craigslist Joe and it’s a story about a man who tries his best to communicate with those on the outside world rather than being confined to his laptop and social media. He uses Craigslist instead which, if you are unfamiliar with this site, it’s similar to Gum Tree where you have free adverts for all sorts of things such as cars, jobs, free things to give away, places  to stay, flats to rent, volunteer work, services, gigs and so on. So you can only imagine what he had to do to survive and meet the people that he meets on the way. Check out the trailer and see what you think.

The FrightFest line-up is here.

The line-up for the FrightFest has been announced and it’s a rather gruesome and gory list of all that is scary! This year at Empire Cinema in Leicester Square, the legendary master of gore Dario Argento will be joining Total Film on stage during the festival, so it sounds like it will be one hell of a long weekend. FrightFest is on from August 24th to 27th and will feature several new horror films including 15 world premiers. See below for the terrifying image and full line-up!

FRIDAY 24 AUGUST

Main Screen

The Seasoning House
Cockneys vs Zombies
Grabbers
Nightbreed: The Cabal Cult
Hidden In The Woods
V/H/S
[REC] Genesis
Stitches

Discovery Screen

Guinea Pigs
The Victim
Elevator
A Night Of Nightmares
Sawney: Flesh Of Man
Errors Of The Human Body

SATURDAY 25 AUGUST

Main Screen

Eurocrime! The Italian Cop And Gangster Film That Ruled The ’70s
Outpost 2: Black Sun
Paura 3D
Under The Bed
Tulpa
Maniac

Re-Discovery Screen

Inbred
The Arrival Of Wang
Crawl
Sawney: Flesh Of Man

Discovery Screen

May I Kill U?
Kill Zombie!
Nightmare Factory
Before Dawn
Remnants
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings

SUNDAY 26 AUGUST

Main Screen

The Thompsons
International Short Film Showcase
Sleep Tight
Berberian Sound Studio
Sinister
Dead Sushi

Re-Discovery Screen

The Mummy’s Shroud
Rasputin, The Mad Monk
The Devil Rides Out
The Bride Of Frankenstein

Discovery Screen

We Are The Night
The Inside
Community
Guinea Pigs
The Victim

MONDAY 27 AUGUST

Main Screen

American Mary
After
Chained
The Possession
Tower Block

Re-Discovery Screen

We Are The Night
Errors Of The Human Body
May I Kill U?
The Inside

Discovery Screen

Remnants
Before Dawn
A Night Of Nightmares
Elevator

 

Paddington: a teaser poster has arrived…

I recently heard that the very talented and cool Stephen Mangan will be playing Postman Pat in a new feature film with the world’s most famous postman and his black and white cat. Now another one of my favourite boyhood characters is also coming to the big screen: Paddington Bear. If you have no idea who he is you are too young or just not very well educated in the history of brilliant animation. I’ve had several conversations about what I enjoyed to watch when I was younger and the fact still remains, no one ever had it as good as we did! This poster of Paddington Bear looks like the film will tell a deep and meaningful story, which is something I am hoping for plus the usual comedy I came to expect involving him, a police officer and a sandwich. If I have lost you, you REALLY need to catch up, buy the DVDs, find some youtube clips, watch it any way you can. There is no doubt I am excited by this film, which from the IMDB description sounds like Ted by Seth MacFarlane but the nicer version of course! Let me know what you think of this poster, personally, I love it.

 

The Dark Knight Rises video collection.

The Dark Knight Rises tickets for the Imax are on sale already, more than a month before the film is released. If you were like me, you would have stayed up to get them as soon as you could, to get the best seats and to enjoy the experience as soon as possible! If you aren’t like me, chances are you won’t want to watch all of these videos of The Dark Knight Rises including the trailers and several TV spots. And excuse the extreme Dark Knight Rises post, it won’t be a regular thing for those who aren’t a fan of Christian Bale’s gravel-esque voice!

Django Unchained trailer

The latest film from Quentin Tarantino looks like a return to his more traditional films such as Pulp Fiction. Don’t get me wrong, I thought Inglorious Basterds was a very good film and a long worth while wait for his war flick that had been in the making for 10 years or so. But there was something un-Tarantino about it. Either way, Django, with it’s excessive violence, superb cast and brilliant soundtrack (2 songs are played in the trailer, I hope the rest are just as good) looks like another winner for the God of Violence. Watch and enjoy, it’s all we have until Christmas!

Iron Man 3 – the first image

Iron Man 3 - the first image

Iron Man and Iron Man 2, I feel, have set the bar high for the next instalment. Not that this image gives us much but we can see Robert Downey Jr. in familiar territory at his workshop and it’s also a chance to get excited so soon after The Avengers for a new Marvel instalment. With this Captain America 2, Thor 2 and The Avengers 2 being announced recently, as well as Mark Ruffalo signing up for 5 more Hulk films, it looks like we can rest easy, the world will be safe for quite some time.

House at the End of the Street – trailer

As so many horror trailers look the same, they have no real impression on the viewer due to lack of originality. You could say the same about House at the End of the Street, but even though there are lots of similarities with other horror trailers, this looks genuinely frightening. Now, this MIGHT be because I am currently sitting downstairs, with the lights off and the fact that I am all alone in this house doesn’t help things one bit. But take a look for yourself, and perhaps keep the lights on for this one. Let me know what you think!

The secret of cinema.

The way we watch films has changed and it continues to change. Initially there was the multiplex, then the independent cinemas starting rising for independent film makers everywhere. Now there is something newer, something that many would have heard of and been to but also something that hasn’t reached it’s peak just yet. However, that day is coming. It’s the rise of the alternative screenings. For those of you utterly bewildered and confused by this concept, companies such as Film 4, Future Cinema and Beas of Bloomsbury all screening popular and cult films in either extraordinary places or by setting the scene of the film to give you the feel of authenticity. The film of being part of the action, being there when the drama unfolds, riding along in the cars during an over the top chase scene. There is also the chance to see recreations of scenes from the films, live performances from actors as well as singing and dancing, all part of the package from Secret Cinema and Future Cinema.

Bugsy Malone performance

The creation of these screenings has given all types of cinema goers the chance to watch some of their favourite films in different ways, the rise of everything interactive has caused a wave of these screenings popping up everywhere, some at a steep price but not all. Whilst Secret Cinema charges £35 for the pleasure of their company, you get your moneys worth not only having the film kept a secret until screening, but also having actors performing parts from the films, having the sets in front of you for you to admire and getting involved yourself. Please see the photo of the lovely gentleman below who was hoisted on stage in a ballerina’s outfit and danced around for several onlookers to enjoy!

 They aren’t all like that though. There is also something for the person just looking                                                                                          to enjoy a film in a different location, there is Beas of Bloomsbury which offers vintage films in their warehouse-esque setting for £5. You can purchase hot dogs, beers, wine, sweets, popcorn and all sorts to make the night a more enjoyable and fatty one! And let’s be honest, a fatty night is a good night! One similar to this is Film4 who do their own outdoor summer screenings which, assuming the weather holds out, is a fantastic joy. With summer night of London, the glow of a brilliant film such as Scarface in front of you and the just being outside to watch something is a great feeling. The screenings happen each summer for around 2 weeks and there  is always something you’ll want to see. A quote that depicts the feeling of these screenings is “Watching a movie under the stars in Somerset House’s beautiful courtyard on a balmy summer evening is a near-perfect LonA foamy Bugsy Malonedon experience” says Time Out.

Without a doubt, all three and several more outdoor and rooftop screenings are immense fun and offer you an alternative to the typical bar / club scene which London is so famous for. But for those of you who want a change, take a look at the links at the bottom and feel inspired!

Links:

Film 4 screenings at Somerset House

Beas of Bloomsbury

Secret Cinema

Rooftop Club

Time Out’s outdoor screenings