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Last night Leicester Square played host to the glamorous world premiere of Danny Boyle‘s latest film, Trance, released on the 27th of March. Boyle was joined on the red carpet by cast members James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassels.
“Jack the Giant Slayer,” directed by acclaimed filmmaker Bryan Singer (“The Usual Suspects,” “Superman Returns”) and starring Nicholas Hoult (“X-Men: First Class”) gets its UK release this Friday, 22nd of March with six exclusive clips just released to whet our appetites.
Oblivion, an original and cutting edge cinematic event starring Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman from the director of TRON: Legacy) and producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes will be in theatres this April 12.
On a histrionic Earth of the future, transformed beyond recognition, the protagonist’s confrontation with the past will transport him on a journey of redemption and discernment as he struggles in an effort to save mankind.
David Brent will be back in March as Ricky Gervais has decided it’s time to revisit his first big comedy creation for this year’s Comic Relief.
With the first episode airing back in July, 2001, it been more than a decade since Gervais’ “The Office” first appeared on our screens. At long last a brand new trailer has been unleashed (after an Ali G style teaser yesterday) showing David Brent discussing his life since the show began. As was the case back then, he’s ‘adeptly’ combining his sales rep skills with those of a music mogul to comedic effect.
Fans of the ‘comedian, rapper and bloody good entertainer’ Doc Brown (also appearing in an episode of Derek) will enjoy his special guest appearance in the sketch here with Brent demoing his political reggae song ‘Equality Street’.
Gervais commented that Brent is has taken up “passing on his wisdom to younger would-be rock stars now and is living vicariously through a young performer, Dom Johnson.”
It’s been a long time coming but the Wernham–Hogg paper merchants middle-manager is back this Red Nose Day, Friday March 15.
Gervais’ is also hard at work filming for the new Muppets movie and in case any of you missed the video we posted up on our Choice Picks Playlist here he is with Pepe on the set of ‘The Muppets…Again!’
Soon up there’s a Brit gangster flick that revisits Rettendon’s infamous triple murder of drug dealers. Don’t be concerned that this tale is too old as, for once, this takes it away from the just the gangsters and adds the police and shows the true nature of bullying thugs. We luckily had the chance to talk to actor, director and writer Nick Nevern (The Sweeney, Terry) who plays Danny Nicholls, the police’s grass. Almost a common face of the British indie. We talk to him about The Fall of the Essex Boys, the Rettendon murders and the rich hunting the poor.
The Place Beyond the Pines is a crime film directed by Derek Cianfrance and penned by Cianfrance, Ben Coccio and Darius Marder. The film brings Cianfance and Ryan Gosling back together, following their work in 2010’s Blue Valentine. The film also stars Bradley Cooper, Rose Byrne and Eva Mendes. The actual film title is the English meaning of the city of Schenectady, New York, which is loosely derived from a Mohawk word for “place beyond the pine plains.”
A refreshing and brilliant spin is put on the found-footage flick with End of Watch, the latest film from writer-director David Ayer. Unlike anything you have seen before, the film will hit you with full-force and leave you feeling completely drained by the time the end credits roll.
End of Watch focuses on Officers Zavala (Michael Pena) and Taylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) as they uncover a shocking secret that makes them the prime targets of a local ruthless drug cartel.
End of Watch wastes no time and begins with an overwhelming Need For Speed-style car-chase that throws the audience into the front seat and in the position of a police officer in hot pursuit. Right from the onset, the film grips like a vice and refuses to let go. Whether it be the hard-hitting action sequences or the moments of poignancy, End of Watch is thrilling and engaging for its entire 109 minutes.
It is considerably rare to see a film that can successfully mix action and romance, without leaning too far to the either side. Thankfully, End of Watch thrives on its ability to blend its moments of sentiment with the scenes of action, making it appeal to a vast audience. It may look like a film that will only please action fans, but this could not be further from the truth. End of Watch covers universal themes that everyone can enjoy and relate to.
End of Watch explores love, loyalty, death and family in an equal manner. However, the themes are not split into chunks and divided over the run-time; instead they are intertwined and overlap each other. The strongest sections of the film are the ones that have you on the edge of your seat with a smile on your face. This is thanks to the incredible performances by Pena and Gyllenhaal. The fantastic chemistry between Zavala and Taylor makes for such an unforgettable and incredible viewing experience. Neither actor dominates the screen; the two bounce off each other and in turn, create a friendship that is both wholly credible and undeniably absorbing.
Underneath the hard-hitting and explosive action there is a film that hits hard for much different reasons. The bare bones of End of Watch sees it as a buddy movie; a touching tale about two best friends who have a job that pushes their friendship to the limit. The stand-out moments exploit the wonderfully witty and truly sincere script that has been perfectly written and is delivered equally as well by the two leads. The audience gets to know and love the two policemen and the whole film builds up superbly to the heart-stopping and downright devastating ending.
The longer it is on the screen, the better it gets and the closer it creeps to its end the more you will wish it didn’t have to. For a film this tiring to watch, to not become tiresome is a sign of brilliant direction. David Ayer has a worthy contender for one of the top films of 2012 here, and that really is a fantastic surprise considering End Of Watch probably didn’t make many people’s lists of most anticipated films of this year.
Ayer has created something refreshing and much-needed for the near-exhausted found-footage/hand-held camera sub-genre of filmmaking. As it doesn’t totally devote itself to the found-footage idea, End of Watch does not succumb to the clichés and stereotypes often seen within these films. It chops and changes; keeping the audience guessing and doesn’t spiral into complete predictability.
Not only is End of Watch a complete adrenaline rush from start to finish, it has a massive heart to go with it. Beneath the hard and exciting exterior, there lies a wonderful story that is sprinkled with a perfect helping of comedy and romance.
PPSF Rating: 8/10
End of Watch is released in the UK on the 23rd of November.
Here’s the official trailer to get you on the edge of your seat in the meantime.
MATERIAL received it’s European premiere last week at The London Film Festival. Written and directed by Craig Freimond, the film is set in Johannesburg, and stars stand-up comic Riaad Moosa as Cassim, a dutiful Muslim son who works with his traditionalist father (Vincent Ebrahim, star of The Kumars at No. 42) in the declining family-run textile store. Cassim has a secret desire to hone his skills as a stand-up comedian, material he knows he is not supposed to be working with as he is expected to take over the family business. No sooner does his father find out, suddenly life is no laughing matter any longer.