Kevin Costner Builds A Film Studio

Kevin Costner’s ‘Horizon:’ An American Saga starts its cinema rollout this summer, and now he has built a studio where he can make the rest of the films.

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Elevated Horror Titles Are The Aim At EFM 2024

Thanks to the success of elevated genres movies such as the Australian horror ‘Talk To Me’, which has now grossed nearly $100m at the global box office, the EFM 2024 is packed with elevated genre titles and sellers are aiming high.

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'Purgatory': The New Horror From Templeheart

Fresh from the UK release of 'Blank', director Natalie Kennedy and Producer Rebecca-Clare Evans announced their new feature film with Templeheart Films, along with images from the movie. Alina Allison (Punch) stars alongside Thomas Grant (Pretty Red Dress) in the new horror/thriller 'Purgatory', which just finished shooting in Snowdonia, Wales. 

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Blank’s UK Release Opens To Great Critical Reviews

After the film's initial release in the US and other territories in 2023, Blank has now been released in the UK on the 8th of January 2024. The film has been welcomed very positively by film critics and audiences alike. Continue reading to find out more. 

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Disney Celebrates 100 Years: Release Trailer For 'Wish'

The trailer for the animated film ‘Wish’ lands as Disney celebrates 100 years. ‘Wish’ represents the studio leveraging and celebrating its history with a new beautiful story that actually features someone wishing on a star. Carry on reading to see the trailer.

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British Film Studios In Demand

Who needs Hollywood when the UK has top end studios, where American productions are choosing to shoot here instead of on their own turf. Carry on reading to find out more and indeed what blockbuster films have shot right here in Britain.

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Hammer Films Acquisition

The renowned, award winning, British theatre producer, John Gore, has acquired the iconic horror studio which helped to define the British horror genre and home of Dracula, Hammer Films.

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Northumberland Cinema To Screen '80s cult classic

Northumberland cinema will screen a 1980s cult classic on the lawn of Hexham Abbey. This 'unique cinema experience' has been created by six young people who took part in an educational scheme at the Forum Cinema this summer.

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Showcase CinemaTo Show Disney Films For £5

Over the next few months, a selection of Disney favourite films is set to return to the silver screen at Showcase cinema in Peterborough, to celebrate 100 years for the iconic studio and for the sale price tag of just £5.

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‘Future TX’ writers/directors new Film 'Aliens FC’ Release First Look

Magic Frame Animation and Creation Entertainment Media have today released the first look images from the upcoming animated feature film, ‘Aliens FC’ which will be developed in collaboration with the writing duo Tim Clague and Danny Stack, who were both the writers and directors on our family sci-fi adventure film ‘Future TX’.

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Independent Films Secure Permission To Shoot During Strikes

With the writers guild still on strike and now actors have also joined the strike this has brought the vast majority of film and TV productions to a complete halt, although there is some good news, where some independent companies, including A24, have secured a waiver to keep shooting.

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Trailer: New AI Sci-Fi Thriller

An exclusive trailer has been released for a new sci-fi and AI orientated thriller called 'T.I.M.', which will put chills down your spine. Carry on reading to find out more and to watch the trailer

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Did Someone Say A Peaky Blinders Movie?

The Birmingham gangster saga went from being a small TV series on BBC Two to one of the biggest TV shows globally and now it looks as though the TV drama will be heading to the big screen in the form of a feature film.

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New Trailer: ‘Bolan’s Shoes’ Starring Timothy Spall

A new drama feature film which is inspired by the famous rock band T-Rex starring Timothy Spall has just released its trailer and it’s a very different take on what could have been the film - a very interesting set up. Carry on reading to watch the trailer and find out more about ‘Bolan’s Shoes.’

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Mark Rylance in new horror set in Gloucestershire

A new horror set in Gloucestershire and starring Sir Mark Rylance, who won an Oscar in 2016 for his performance in the Steven Spielberg movie ‘Bridge of Spies’, is released this month. The film is from the Gloucester-based writer and director Fridtjof Ryder and serves as his debut feature.

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Screen Scotland To Give Bursary To Four Producers

Four Scotland-based producers will each receive a bursary of up to £30,000 in the first year as part of new two-year Screen Scotland initiative called Film FastTrack. The selected producer will also be given training with an opportunity to extend the training into a second year.

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A24's 'Past Lives' Leaves Impact On Audience

Since A24’s limited release of romantic drama ‘Past Lives’ in New York and Los Angeles, the film has left an affecting impact on its audiences where Asian Americans have taken to TikTok to share their views where they are especially vocal about the ways the film has unexpectedly resonated with them.

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Pinewood Screens

After the popularity of the screening of Wes Anderson’s ‘Asteroid City’ At Pinewood Studios Cinema this weekend they have added further dates in July in both Pinewood and Shepparton Studios. Carry on reading for further information and how to book tickets.

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'Fast X': Major Milestone at Global Box Office

‘Fast X’, the explosive sequel to the Fast And Furious franchise, stars Vin Diesel, Jason Momoa and Charlize Theron and according to The Hollywood Reporter the movie has now zoomed past another major milestone at the global box office.

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Cinema Ticket Sales Increase Forecasts

The giant success of The Super Mario Bros movie is helping to paint a brighter picture for cinemas in 2023, where it looks as though the global cinema box office will surpass earlier forecasts. 

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Warner Bros To Co-Produce MotoGP Feature Film

As reported by Motorsport.com and other news sources Warner Bros is set to co-produce a MotoGP-inspired fictional feature film called ‘Idols’ to be released in 2025. Carry on reading to find out more information.

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Clint Eastwood Preps Last Ever Movie

The renowned actor/director Clint Eastwood is preparing to direct his last ever film and reuniting Nicholas Hoult and Toni Collette and aiming to finish his 70 year career with a hit movie.

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Hollywood Falls Back in Love With Cinemas

For the first time since the pandemic the cinema business is booming and audiences have began to return in flocks to watch the latest offerings on the big screen, with the likes of  ‘John Wick: Chapter 4,’ ‘Scream VI’ and, just last weekend, ‘The Super Mario Bros’ movie which broke all sorts of records (see our news item on this).

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Everyman sees surge in cinema ticket sales

The boutique cinema chain Everyman Media Group has reported a surge in ticket sales and has now returned to an operating profit, despite pandemic delays leading to fewer blockbuster film releases in 2022. Cinema is as strong as ever.

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Record Breaking Super Mario Bros Movie

The animated ‘Super Mario Bros’ movie had families coming out in bucket loads over Easter to catch the film, helping the movie to gross more than £300 million worldwide making it the highest grossing game adaptation and animated film ever over an opening weekend.

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Apple’s Billion-Dollar Bet on Cinemas

Two of the world’s largest technology companies are counting on a 100-year-old idea to help their streaming services, where they plan to release their biggest movies in cinemas at least one month before they will appear on their own streaming services.

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A24 Buys Off-Broadway Theatre

A24 have been in the news quite a lot as of late with their new film projects but this time the independent film and TV studio has bought an off Broadway Theatre. The studio made its first foray into live performance with the purchase of the Cherry Lane Theater.

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2023 BAFTA Winners

‘All Quiet On The Western Front ', ‘The Banshees Of Inisherin’ and ‘Elvis’ all won top prizes, while some surprises stood out for many.

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Expansion of Pinewood Studios

Pinewood Studios' £800 million expansion has been approved by Buckinghamshire Council which will make it the biggest film studio in the world.

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Apple TV Drops Trailer For ‘Tetris’

Apple TV has dropped the trailer for its upcoming film ‘Tetris’ which is based on the story about the distribution of Tetris, and whilst that may not sound exciting, the trailer suggests otherwise.

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Barry Keoghan As Billy The Kid

Straight from his recent praise and Oscar nomination for ‘The Banshees OF Inisherin’ Barry Keogh is looking to ride off the back of that and set his own project up, that he has wanted to make for some time, a fresh Billy The Kid biopic.

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Berlin Film Festival Big Star Line-Up

The Berlin film festival, Europe's first major cinema showcase of the year, opens on Thursday along with it’s focus on the fight for freedom in Ukraine and Iran. The event is set to host a huge star line-up which includes Stephen Spielberg, Helen Mirren and Vicky Krieps.

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Statistics Show Record Breaking UK Production

UK film and high-end TV (HETV) production hit a record £6.27 billion in 2022, £1.83 billion higher than for the pre-pandemic year of 2019, according to the latest figures from the BFI’s Research and Statistics Unit.

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New Film Studio In North Wales Opens

North Wales has spectacular filming locations which sees companies from all over the world shooting there and now a new studio in Anglesey is to capitalise on the growing number of productions the area attracts.

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Emma Thompson In A New Action Movie.

Emma Thompson is set to star in an action thriller movie titled ‘The Fisherwoman’ and although it isn't Emma's most known genre, it does sound like a very interesting mix.

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‘The Inspection’: A24 Boot Camp Drama Releases Exclusive Clip

A24’s new boot camp drama ‘The Inspection’ is based on the real-life experiences of its writer and director,Elegance Bratton, and is also his feature directorial debut. The film had its world premiere in 2022 at Toronto International Film Festival met with rave critical reviews and now an exclusive clip from the film has been released.

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Seth Rogan Is Donkey Kong

A new Super Mario Bros Movie clip has been released by Nintendo and Illumination, focusing on the character of Donkey Kong, voiced by Seth Rogan.

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In-person European Film Market Returns

The Berlinale’s European Film Market (EFM) returns next month and for the first time in three years it will be an in-person event. The tickets are selling like wildfire where the registrations match that of pre-pandemic times, so it looks like a good number of buyers and sellers are going to be there.

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‘M3gan’ Box office Success

The new horror from Blumhouse and Universal Studios ‘M3gan’ sets the stage for an extremely good year in horror after being the latest in a string of successful theatre runs for the genre

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2023 BAFTA Front Runners

There is no real surprise on which film is the front runner for this year's BAFTA nominations, the critically acclaimed World War One film ‘All Quiet on The Western Front’ leads with 14 nominations.

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Trailer Lands For ‘Somebody I Used To Know’

‘Somebody I Used To Know’ is the second movie Dave Franco has directed (first being the horror movie ‘The Rental’) although he is better known for his acting outings in films such as ‘Now You See Me’ franchise and ‘Nerve.’

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Critic Choice Awards 2023

What an exciting evening for film and TV at the 28th annual Critics Choice Awards on Sunday 15th January 2023 where Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s film ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ dominated the film categories. The critically acclaimed film starring Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan was nominated for a staggering 14 awards, keep on reading to find out what they took home.

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A24 Trailer for 'Beau Is Afraid’ Starring Joaquin Phoenix

The first look trailer for A24’s horror ’Beau Is Afraid’ starring Joaquin Phoenix and helmed by Ari Aster has landed. The official synopsis reads: “A paranoid man embarks on an epic odyssey to get home to his mother in this bold and ingeniously depraved new film from writer-director Ari Aster.” 

 

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BAFTA Announces Round Two Voting Longlists For 2023

BAFTA has released their longlist for all 24 categories for the 2023 film awards, which includes best film, outstanding British film and outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer, ahead of the nominations on January 19th and ceremony on February 19th 2023. Keep reading to find out which films are leading the way.

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Trailer Lands For Jonah Hill and Eddie Murphy Comedy

The new trailer for the Netflix comedy ‘You People’ has been released, starring Eddie Murphy and Jonah Hill. The script was written by Jonah Hill and Kenya Barris who also directed. Continue reading to watch the trailer which sparks family feuds.

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Trailer Lands For ‘Renfield’ Starring Nicolas Cage

Just as you thought you had seen it all, something quirky comes along and reminds you that you haven’t. The new trailer for ‘Renfield’ has landed, which introduces Nicolas Cage as Count Dracula and need we say more? The trailer looks as though it promises a playful and comedic take on Dracula, to say the least.

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Trailer For ‘Oppenheimer’ Lands

The trailer has been released by Universal Pictures for Christopher Nolan’s latest film, ‘Oppenheimer’, the atomic bomb thriller starring Cillian Murphy and it looks pretty good.

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Co-Production Agreement Between France and Ireland.

It has been announced in the news that the French and Irish government have signed a new film co-production agreement pact, which was signed on the 12th December with French cultural minister Rima Abdul Malak and Ireland’s ambassador to France, Niall Burgess, at the French Ministry of Culture in Paris.

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Nominations for Golden Globes 2023

Nominations for all film and TV at the 80th Golden Globe awards have been announced. The event will take place via a televised ceremony on 10th January 2023.

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Bill Nighy To Be Honoured With Star Award

The Palm Springs International Film Awards have announced that Bill Nighy will be honoured with the International Star Award for his performance in critically acclaimed movie ‘Living’. The Film Awards will take place in-person on the 5th of January 2023 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, with the festival running through to the 16th of January 2023. 

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‘The Pale Blue Eye’ Trailer Lands

The new trailer for Scott Cooper’s ‘The Pale Blue Eye’ sees Christian Bale searching for the truth in a spooky murder mystery. The trailer also reviews Gillian Anderson in this whodunit film.

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Mediawan buys Brad Pitt’s Plan B

The French media powerhouse Mediawan has penned a deal for a majority stake in one of Hollywood’s most prestigious production companies, Brad Pitt’s ‘Plan B’. 

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M3GAN Movie Trailer Lands

A new trailer has been released for a horror killer doll movie called ‘M3GAN’, a Blumhouse and Universal co-production. Chucky and Anabel have definitely got some competition now with M3GAN for the most ruthless doll. To us, this movie looks like a perfect cross of 'Blank' meets 'Chucky'. 

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Works Begin On Former Littlewoods Site

Development work on a former Littlewoods site is due to begin as part of a plan to create a £70m film studio based in Liverpool, which will relieve much strain of sort after studio space in the city.

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Rian Johnson Pushing For Longer Cinema Release Of “Glass Onion”

Rian Johnson wants to explore a post-streaming cinema release after its run on Netflix with his murder mystery sequel, ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’. He is hoping there will still be a place for the movie despite its initial short release, which was the widest theatrical release in Netflix’s history.

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'Tis The Season For New Trailers

A big week for new trailers with ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’, ‘Guardian’s of the Galaxy 3’, ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ and the new ‘Transformers’ movie, plus more.

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