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Flutter - Preview

Flutter

Preview by Jack Foley

To celebrate the release of Flutter – available on DVD on August 3, 2015 – we have a copy to giveaway!

Flutter is the unmissable sexy British thriller starring Luke Evans (The Hobbit, Dracula Untold), Joe Anderson (Hannibal, The Grey), Billy Zane (Titanic) and Mark Williams (Harry Potter, The Fast Show).

Flutter adds its own dark twist to the urban crime world familiar from films such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch and Layer Cake – making it a killer addition to one of British cinema’s most entertaining and popular genres!

Dark, gritty and packed with surprises, Flutter – directed by Giles Borg – is quite simply a modern British cinema gem.

Synopsis

Chancer John (Joe Anderson) lives for playing the odds – and he’s always willing to take a calculated risks. But when he meets the mysterious and beautiful Stan (Anna Anissimova) he discovers there’s much more to gambling than just greyhounds and horses.

Lured by her huge payoffs, John finds himself sucked into a surreal and dangerous world ruled by money, power and control. He’s about to find out that the stakes have never been higher…

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Miss Meadows (Katie Holmes) - Preview and clips

Miss Meadows

Preview by Jack Foley

BENEATH the perfect manners and petticoats, Miss Meadows (Katie Holmes) harbours a dark secret. When she’s not teaching at the local elementary school or tending to her garden, she’s moonlighting as a gun-wielding vigilante who teaches justice in her spare time, killing her victims if they refuse to repent.

With blood on her hands and dark secrets to hide, a local sheriff (James Badge Dale) soon becomes involved in hunting down the ruthless murderer, not knowing that the person who he is after is the woman he has fallen in love with.

With a complicated past full of real life nightmares, Miss Meadows is anything but sweet when it comes to dishing out lessons and the town’s criminals soon learn that teachers are always right!

Starring Katie Holmes (Batman Begins, Dawson’s Creek, Phone Booth), Jean Smart (Sweet Home Alabama, 24 (TV), Fargo (TV), and James Badge Dale (The Departed, World War Z, Iron Man 3), Miss Meadows is (cert. 15) is released on DVD and Digital on July 27, 2015.

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To celebrate the release of Miss Meadows on Digital and DVD on Monday, July 27, 2015, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies on DVD. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Who plays the local sheriff in Miss Meadows?

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Admiral (Charles Dance) - Preview & trailer

Admiral

Preview by Jack Foley

Only one man is capable of leading the Dutch nation through its darkest period, see how when Admiral sails onto digital platforms from July 27, 2015 and DVD from August 3, 2015 courtesy of Signature Entertainment.

Charles Dance (TV’s Game of Thrones, The Imitation Game) and Rutger Hauer (Sin City, Batman Begins) star in this epic adventure about a 17th century Dutch admiral, who must lead his fleet to defend his homeland from the terrorising forces of England.

Admiral Michiel de Ruyter is the most famous, and one of the most skilled admirals in Dutch history, most celebrated for his role in the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the 17th century.

He was held in the highest esteem by his sailors and soldiers, who used the term Bestevaêr (Grandfather) for him, as a result of his disregard for hierarchy and his refusal to back away from risky and bold undertakings despite his usually reserved and calculated nature.

Get swept away with this visually stunning, swashbuckling story of legendary naval battles, civil war, and one of the most fearless admirals of all time!

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To celebrate the release of Admiral on DVD on Monday, August 3, 2015, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies on DVD. Simply answer the following question…

Q. What is the full name of the Admiral at the centre of the story?

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Riki-Oh: The Story Of Ricky - Preview

Riki-Oh

Preview by Jack Foley

To celebrate the release of Riki-Oh The Story Of Ricky – available on special DVD & Blu-ray dual format from July 27, 2015 – we have a copy to giveaway!

Easily the most amazingly violent and gory movie ever to emerge from Hong Kong and subsequently banned in many countries around the world, Riki-Oh: The Story Of Ricky is 88 minutes of the purest, unadulterated, blood-soaked fun ever to be passed by the BBFC.

A radical fusion of brutal martial artistry, extreme violence and dark visuals, this masterpiece features some of the most outrageously graphic and convincing ‘splatter’ effects in the history of cinema.

Synopsis

Riki-Oh: The Story Of Ricky, directed by Ngai Kai Lam, is set in an alternative universe in the year 2001. After killing the drug dealer responsible for his girlfriend’s death, Ricky (Fan Siu-Wong) finds himself banged up in a prison ruled by a corrupt warden and a group of super-mercenaries known as the Gang of Four.

Trained in an especially deadly form of martial arts, and possessing super-human strength making him virtually indestructible, Ricky responds to the bullying of various inmates, prison guards and the Gang of Four in the only way he knows how…

Cue disembowelment, decapitation, dismemberment, flaying, manual organ removal, exploding bodies, crushed heads, exposed brains, popping eyeballs, human mincing (and we’re not talking about adopting dandyish affectations here!), one jaw-dropping mother of a monster and the goriest climax you will ever see!

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To celebrate the release of Riki-Oh: The Story Of Ricky on Blu-ray and DVD on Monday, July 27, 2015, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 copy on Blu-ray/DVD. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Who directs Riki-Oh: The Story Of Ricky?

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Cub - Preview

Preview by Jack Foley

Sam, an imaginative but vulnerable twelve year-old, heads off to camp with his Cub Scouts troupe.

Mistrusted by the pack leader Peter and isolated by the other scouts, he becomes convinced a terrible fate awaits them in the forest after he discovers a mysterious lair.

When Sam tries to warn them, they ignore him and his darkest fears soon come to life as one by one his fellow scouts are hunted down leaving him to fight back to survive.

CUB, directed by Jonas Govaerts, (Altitude Film Distribution) is unleashed in cinemas and on demand on July 31, 2015. Own it on DVD from August 3.

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Q. Who directs CUB?

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Suite Francaise - Preview

Suite Francais

Preview by Jack Foley

From the director of The Duchess – Saul Dibb – eOne is pleased to announce the UK release of the highly anticipated and most intoxicating love story of the year, Suite Francaise, an epic drama set against the terrifying chaos of German occupied France.

With exceptional performances from Kristin Scott Thomas, Michelle Williams and Matthias Schoenaerts, Suite Francaise is available on DVD and Blu-ray from July 27, 2015 and available to pre-order now from Amazon.

Synopsis

France 1940. As Hitler’s armies take control of Paris and bring total occupation to France, Lucile (Michelle Williams) awaits news from her husband who is being held a prisoner of war.

Living with her mother-in-law (Kristin Scott Thomas) and leading a stifled existence, in a town struggling to cope with their terrifying German rulers, Lucile’s life is turned upside down when a handsome and charming German officer (Matthias Schoenaerts) is posted to live with them.

Despite their hopeless situation, they find themselves drawn to each other until the desperate realities of war threaten to destroy them.

To be in with a chance of winning a DVD copy, just answer this question: Suite Francaise is set in which county?

A) Germany
B) France
C) Belgium

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Suite Francaise will be available on DVD & Blu-ray from July 27, 2015 and Download from July 13, 2015.

Dead Shadows - Preview

Dead Shadows

Preview by Jack Foley

To celebrate the release of the must-see sci-fi horror Dead Shadows, out on DVD on July 27, 2015 – we are giving away a copy.

Exciting debut director David Cholewa delivers one of the most inventive and atmospheric sci-fi horrors in recent years, where the people of Paris undergo an monstrous transformation after a mysterious comet passes through the sky.

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Q. Who directs Dead Shadows?

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Win The Voices on DVD

The Voices

Arrow Films is pleased to announce the DVD, Blu-Ray and Steelbook (the latter exclusive to Zavvi.com) release of horror-comedy The Voices starring Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton and Anna Kendrick on Monday July 13, 2015.

Ryan Reynolds stars as a troubled, med-addicted factory worker driven to murder by his talking pets, a psychopathic cat called Mr Whiskers and Bosco, his peace-loving dog.

Reynolds also voices both of the animals, while Jacki Weaver, Gemma Arterton and Anna Kendrick play the women unfortunate enough to cross his path.

When one night he accidentally kills Fiona, Jerry hastily covers his tracks, under the strict advice of the subversive Mr. Whiskers. But Jerry is already beyond the reach of his well-meaning psychiatrist Dr. Warren (Jacki Weaver) and things are also looking bad for Lisa, who has taken a shine to Jerry.

Despite Bosco trying to keep Jerry on the straight and narrow, Mr. Whiskers seems to be the loudest voice in Jerry’s head and soon events have spiralled and salvation is all Jerry can hope for.

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To celebrate the release of The Voices on Blu-ray and DVD on Monday, July 13, 2015, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies on DVD. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Who directs The Voices (Clue, the answer is in our review)?

A) Maria Satrapi
B) Marjane Satrapi
C) Marilena Satrapi

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Clouds of Sils Maria - Preview

Clouds of Sils Maria

Preview by Jack Foley

FEATURING a career-defining performance by Juliette Binoche and an award-winning star turn from Kristen Stewart (Best Supporting Actress César 2015; the first American actress to ever win the award), Clouds of Sils Maria is a gripping psychological drama and an astute exploration of the acting profession.

At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is asked to perform in a new production of the play that made her famous twenty years ago.

But time has passed and she will now play a different part: a character unhealthily obsessed with a beautiful younger woman. Departing to the Swiss Alps to rehearse with her dedicated assistant (Kristen Stewart), Maria begins to see life reflecting art and finds herself drawn into an inexorable web of doubt and fear.

Expertly staged by Olivier Assayas (Carlos, Something in the Air, Summer Hours), Clouds of Sils Maria is a dazzlingly performed meditation on power, desire, loyalty and the passing of time.

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While We're Young (Ben Stiller) - DVD Review

While We're Young

Review by Rob Carnevale

IndieLondon Rating: 4 out of 5

IF Noah Baumbach’s previous collaboration with Ben Stiller was the patchy Greenberg, then their reunion for While We’re Young proves a much happier collaboration.

Often piercingly insightful, yet capable of being both poignant and funny, the film is essentially a relationship drama that poses pertinent questions about the nature of middle age and youth.

Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts star as Josh and Cornelia, a childless New York married couple in their mid-forties, who have become stuck in something of a rut, both in terms of their relationship and with the former’s creative process.

As their other friends start to have children and cope with the demands of parenthood, Josh and Cornelia find themselves drawn towards a young hipster couple named Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried), the former of whom is an aspiring documentary filmmaker who views fellow filmmaker Josh as something of an idol.

Initially, the friendship that follows provides Josh and Cornelia with a renewed vigour for life and love until it becomes evident to Josh that Jamie isn’t as straightforward and trustworthy as he thought.

Baumbach’s film certainly has an element of mystery to it, as Jamie’s true motivations for befriending Josh become clear, but it works best when examining the generational divide and focusing more on attitudes and relationships. It’s here that the writer-director’s observations prove particularly astute, whether lambasting the over-reliance on social media or commenting on the pitfalls of parenting.

He also includes some wry observations on perception: how the middle aged view youth and vice versa; while also questioning the value of youth at the same time. It means there is plenty for the viewer to consider while watching, not just in the relationships that unfold on-screen but also how they may be able to relate to your own life and experience.

In doing so, Baumbach also puts forward some of his most intriguing characters to date… fully rounded and wholly flawed individuals who feel genuine. Stiller is excellent as Josh, a frustrated documentary filmmaker whose own hook-ups have come to something of a head, but who is striving for acceptance on any level, as well as the ability to retain the exuberance of youth. His attempts at being as hip as Jamie are often embarrassing to watch.

But Watts is good value, too, as his equally confused wife, attempting to get on with a life that won’t necessarily be able to provide the children she once craved, and examining her own place in the scheme of things.

Driver does the hipster thing well and is suitably charismatic and dubious at the same time, while Seyfried – though slightly less well served by the material – still has a key role to play in the development of the story and makes the most of a slightly under-written role.

Just occasionally, the same air of pretension that marred some of Baumbach’s other films (such as Greenberg and especially Margot At The Wedding) threatens to rear its head here but the director always manages to pull things back, perhaps benefitting from a greater maturity and perspective he now has as a filmmaker.

The result is arguably his most accessible and enjoyable film yet – and one that speaks to both generations in fascinating ways.

Certificate: 15
Running time: 94mins
UK Blu-ray and DVD Release: July 27, 2015