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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story - Preview

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

Preview by Jack Foley

HEDY Lamarr was iconic. A Hollywood star known as ‘the most beautiful woman in the world’, she inspired both Snow White and Catwoman with her striking looks and distinctive persona.

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, available on DVD and VOD from April 23, 2018 courtesy of Dogwoof, explores the real woman behind the glamour.

As famous for her performances as she was infamous for her multiple marriages and affairs with the likes of Spencer Tracy and JFK, Hedy Lamarr (Ziegfeld Girl, Samson and Delilah) was enigmatic.

There was substance behind the beauty, though; a side to her far more interesting than the spotlight of stardom. She was a maverick, an ingenious inventor whose pioneering work helped revolutionise modern communication.

Her ground-breaking concept of frequency hopping is now used as the basis for secure Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth. We have far more than beautifully poised performances to thank her for.

Produced by Academy Award® winning Susan Sarandon, as well as Michael Kantor and Regina Scully, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story finally gives Hedy the voice denied to her by Hollywood.

In 2016, director Alexandra Dean and producer Adam Haggiag unearthed four never-before-heard audio tapes that detail her incredible life, lending the documentary an irresistible first person account; as well as being narrated by Hedy’s family, closest friends and admirers including Diane Kruger, Mel Brooks and Robert Osborne.

Experience Hedy Lemarr in her own words and discover the magnificent woman that is finally getting the credit she truly deserves as an icon and inventor, when Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story releases on home platforms.

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Pitch Perfect 3 - DVD Review

Pitch Perfect 3

Review by Rob Carnevale

IndieLondon Rating: 2 out of 5

NEVER underestimate the lengths studios will go to keep their franchises alive. Where the original Pitch Perfect was fresh, funny and full of great a capella, Pitch Perfect 3 is desperate, stale and – well ok – still full of great songs.

Unfortunately, the latter element only goes so far in making this three-quel bearable. In most other regards, Pitch Perfect 3 continues the downward spiral set in motion by the first sequel.

The problem is that while plenty of thought has been put into the songs, which are delivered with crowd-pleasing relish, not enough thought [if any] was put into the story. The film feels like a flimsy attempt to get The Bellas back together. It’s bereft of good ideas and tone deaf in terms of decent dialogue.

Set a little while after their victory in the world championships, the film finds The Bellas leading ordinary, if not disastrous lives and pining for the chance to sing together one more time.

Their opportunity arises in the form of a series of troop shows, which find them travelling to Europe to entertain US soldiers and possibly catch the eye of real-life super-producer DJ Khaled. In between performing, there’s the chance for Aubrey (Anna Camp) to impress her absentee military dad, for Chloe (Brittany Snow) to find love and happiness, for Beca (Anna Kendrick) to take her musical career to the next level and for Amy (Rebel Wilson) to, erm, also come to terms with an absentee dad (John Lithgow), who is seeking a dubious reunion.

This latter plot device is particularly excruciating given that Lithgow’s dad is an obvious loser and bad apple, complete with all over the place Australian accent, who affords The Bellas the chance for a third act slice of kidnap and explosion (teased in the opening moments). Bar from bringing anything fresh or credible to the film, the storyline underlines just how woefully short of good material it is.

If anything, it feels as though the film is playing a kind of what if/wish fulfilment fantasy with itself, where any idea – no matter how bad – is thrown in to see whether it sticks. It doesn’t matter if it’s in keeping with anything that’s come before. If anything, the more absurd the better.

But this comes at the cost of The Bellas themselves, many of whom play second fiddle to the constantly shifting scenarios.

Wilson strives hardest for laughs but is also found wanting, her self-deprecating wit now coming across as crass and wide of the mark. She’s becoming the Jar Jar Binks of this franchise and too much emphasis is placed upon her. The less said about Lithgow, the better.

Of the other cast members, Kendrick somehow emerges with reputation intact and gets most of the best solo moments, while Snow endears by virtue of her awkwardness.

But too many of the supporting Bellas are left wanting in terms of material (particularly Hailee Steinfeld’s Emily), while an early attempt at delivering some new rivals (including feisty all-girl rockers Evermoist) fizzles out mid-film and gets largely forgotten.

It’s left to the song and dance routines to salvage any goodwill and, thanks to some well choreographed set pieces and good choices, they do deliver some highs – most notably in the form of an inventive early riff off and a climactic big finale that also serves as a neat George Michael tribute.

But in most other respects, Pitch Perfect 3 feels like yet another unnecessary three-quel that should never really have seen the light of day. Songs aside, it’s a huge disappointment.

Certificate: 15
Running time: 94mins
UK Blu-ray & DVD Release: April 23, 2018

Win Pyewacket on DVD

Pyewacket

Preview by Jack Foley

To celebrate the home entertainment release of Pyewacket, available now on Digital HD and on DVD from April 23, 2018, we have a copy of the DVD up for grabs, courtesy of Signature Entertainment!

Forget teen-friendly jump scares and Ouija board pranks – this the real deal, that goes deep into the dark heart of the occult. From the producer of cult hits The Void and The Witch, Pyewacket can take its place alongside those other-wordly modern horror classics.

Adam MacDonald, who directed the impressive killer bear thriller Backcountry, has crafted a deliciously taut slow burner, with outstanding central performances from Nicole Munoz as witchcraft-obsessed teenager Leah, and The Walking Dead’s Laurie Holden as her mother.

As surprising as it is inventive, the film plants a seed of dread from the moment teenager Leah performs an occult ritual in the woods, building to an excruciating climax that will do for the woods what Jaws did for the water.

Although there are nods to other genre favourites – thumps in the attic recall The Exorcist, the house in the woods The Evil Dead – Pyewacket is its own bone-chilling beast.

With an ominous, brooding score (by Bring Me The Horizon’s Lee Malia), Pyewacket is an unnerving, original terror experience that will delight fear fans in search of a genuine creep out. Take a deep breath and prepare for your nerves to be shattered…

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Win Acts of Vengeance on Blu-ray

Acts of Violence

Preview by Jack Foley

TO celebrate the home entertainment release of Acts Of Vengeance, which will be available on digital download from April 23 and on DVD and Blu-ray from May 7, 2018, we have a copy of the Blu-ray up for grabs, courtesy of Kaleidoscope Entertainment!

From the producers of The Expendables 1 and 2, Rambo, Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen, comes Acts of Vengeance – an edge of your seat action thriller starring Antonio Banderas and Karl Urban.

Banderas excels as a fast-talking lawyer who transforms his body and takes a vow of silence, not to be broken until he finds out who killed his family and has his revenge. With it’s astounding production pedigree, Acts of Vengeance is packed with intense action, perfect for fans of the Taken series.

Synopsis:

Frank Valera (Banderas) is a high-powered corporate defence lawyer who lives for his wife and daughter, but unfortunately has little time for them.

When he misses his child’s talent-show recital, remorse turns to concern when the duo don’t return home that night. Later, police lead him to their slain bodies in a storm drain, victims of a mysterious crime. Taking a vow of silence, not to be broken until he finds out who killed his family, Valera takes the law into his own hands to discover the truth, and get the ultimate revenge.

Starring Antonio Banderas (The Mask of Zorro, The Skin I Live In, Desperado) and Karl Urban (Star Trek, The Lord of the Rings, The Bourne Supremacy) Acts of Vengeance proves that payback really does speak louder than words.

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Ferdinand (John Cena) - DVD Review

Ferdinand

Review by Rob Carnevale

A PASSION project for its director, Carlos Saldanha, who has taken 10 years to bring it to the big screen, animated movie Ferdinand is a family-friendly heart-warmer that wins you over in spite of its flaws.

Adapted from the 1936 children’s book The Adventures of Ferdinand, by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, and which has previously been turned into the 7-minute 1938 Oscar-winning short Ferdinand the Bull by Disney, this nevertheless retains a contemporary resonance for older audiences aware of the blood sport it depicts, and a beauty and charm that will delight kids of most ages.

The story focuses on a flower-loving bull named Ferdinand (voiced by WWE fight star John Cena), who would rather bask in a field than take on matadors, despite being raised at Casa del Toro, a ranch dedicated to raising premium fighting bulls for the nearby Madrid arena.

When one day he is able to escape and finds himself adopted by a farmer (Juanes) and his beloved daughter (Katie Silverman), Ferdinand looks to have found the perfect life… until an accident at a flower fayre sees him mistaken for a dangerous beast, recaptured and sent back to Casa del Toro for a date with destiny.

While back on the ranch, however, Ferdinand makes friends with a calming goat (Kate McKinnon), some fellow bulls and a trio of hedgehogs and bids to help them all escape.

Admittedly, there are times when Ferdinand does feel like a stretch given the relative simplicity of its story. A few of the supporting characters, such as a trio of Lipizzaner horses, feel pointless and needlessly OTT, not least when they are called upon to take part in a completely unnecessary dance off sequence.

And the soundtrack itself can be intrusive, especially when pumping out some of its bigger dance numbers.

But while these certainly feel like padding to help the film attain feature length, they fortunately can’t dent the goodwill that audiences will have built towards the main characters up to that point.

Ferdinand is a hugely endearing central character, whose plight is well worth sympathising with. And while adults, in particular, will be mindful of the grim reality of a bull’s life, the film refrains from showing anything too graphic or harrowing in a way that might traumatise kids like the death of Bambi‘s mum. Bad things do happen but they’re off-camera and no less poignant for it.

Instead, Saldanha floods his film with imagery that is beautiful (not least when indulging Ferdinand’s passion for flowers) and set pieces that are filled with slapstick fun and visual ingenuity.

One set piece revolving around ‘a bull in a china shop’ is genuinely inspired, while there are plenty of sequences and gags that elevate proceedings whenever the story itself threatens to sag, including a belated chase sequence around the streets of Madrid that kids, especially, will love.

Cena does OK in the central role, without injecting too much charisma, while several of the supporting cast also impress, with David Tennant’s Highland Bull and Bobby Cannavale’s chief Ferdinand tormentor Valiente particularly on-form.

Hence, while never quite managing to reach the heights of the best animated movies, which exist to think outside the box, Ferdinand is content to revel in more traditional values and, as such, emerges as a winner on its own terms. It’s a genuinely nice experience that the whole family can enjoy.

Certificate: U
Running time: 1hr 46mins
UK Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 16, 2018

Star Wars: The Last Jedi - DVD Review

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Review by Rob Carnevale

HAVING restored balance to the cinematic force that is Star Wars at its best with JJ Abrams’ The Force Awakens two years ago, Rian Johnson now looks to take things further with the eighth episode in the saga, The Last Jedi.

The result is a film played out on the grandest of scales, that confidently encapsulates the best Star Wars traits while also expanding its horizons. The Last Jedi is fresher and more forward thinking than Abrams’ predecessor, opening up intriguing new possibilities and bringing in interesting new characters. It’s very much a changing of the guard.

And it should therefore be applauded for its willingness to take risks, even if not every single one pays off.

Johnson, as he has previously shown when handling episodes of Breaking Bad, knows how to enter into a franchise and honour its legacy, while creating something distinct in his own right.

Hence, The Last Jedi has plenty of surprises up its sleeve, whether stylistically in its surprising [and frequent] use of humour, or in terms of some of the plot ‘twists’ it delivers. It still retains the darkness inherent in franchise standard-bearer The Empire Strikes Back, but it doesn’t exist to go through the same motions.

Johnson, a self-confessed childhood fan, knows what is expected of a Star Wars entry and deploys the iconography well. There are nods to past creations and sequences, as well as one or two surprise cameos.

But he is also acutely aware of the need to keep things fresh, to usher in a generation of new heroes and villains capable of carrying Disney and Lucasfilm’s vision forward for future generations of cinema-goers. And he frequently does so with aplomb.

The film picks up in the immediate aftermath of The Force Awakens as the Resistance, led by General Leia (the late Carrie Fisher) and fellow heroes Poe (Oscar Isaac) and Finn (John Boyega), are relentlessly pursued by First Order Star Destroyers intent on ending their rebellion once and for all.

It’s eventually left to Finn and newcomer Rose Tico (a fellow soldier played by Kelly Marie Tran) to embark on their own mission aimed at thwarting this.

Rey (Daisy Ridley), meanwhile, has found Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on a remote island and persuaded him, albeit reluctantly, to train her in the ways of The Force – a task that unsettles him once he begins to realise the true extent of her powers.

And then there’s Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), still coming to terms with his own destiny, who comes to view Rey as an unlikely ally who could tip the balance of power in his favour, if he can prove his worth to Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis).

With so many characters and so much plot to squeeze in, it’s perhaps unsurprising that The Last Jedi is officially the longest film in Star Wars history so far (clocking in at just over two and a half hours). But Johnson, who also penned the screenplay, works hard to ensure that the film maintains a breathless energy, if not always managing to do justice to every single character.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Where he does, though, the actors and the emotional investment benefit. Hamill’s Luke Skywalker, now a man struggling with his own legend and the toll it has taken on him and those around him, is brilliantly realised, providing Hamill with his best work to date.

While the continued struggles of both Ridley’s Rey and Driver’s Ren are nicely realised, giving both stars plenty to work with as they gain a deeper appreciation of their [possibly linked] fate. One of the criticisms, however, does extend to the Kylo Ren character, who has still yet to attain the Darth Vader-style status that his initial appearance seemed to suggest. But that’s more down to the writing than Driver’s portrayal of him.

Of the supporting cast, newcomers such as Tran, Benicio Del Toro (as a thief) and Laura Dern (as a Resistance general) impress, while returning characters such as Isaac’s ‘trigger happy’ pilot Poe and Serkis’s villain Snoke (delivered via more performance capture) also get plenty of moments to savour.

The late Fisher, too, has plenty to do and the film honours her legacy nicely.

In terms of spectacle, The Last Jedi demands to be seen (and heard) on the biggest screen possible. Johnson injects the film with a wow factor befitting its status as a cinematic giant.

The battles are big, long and always spectacular, whether being conducted atop a planet surface awash with whites and reds, or in the midst of outer space where one explosion, quite literally, illuminates the screen without so much as a hint of sound. It’s one of several bravura moments.

As if to underline the confidence that the film has in its own ambition, Johnson is also keen to widen the universe, taking us to planets never previously visited and showing us characters and creatures that have never before been tasted. One planet, in particular, offers up a den of gambling and other illicit activities that is alive with invention and possibility.

Indeed, with so much going for it, The Last Jedi comes mighty close to being the best Star Wars entry yet. But – and it’s a relatively small one – there are moments when it stumbles.

I felt the film could have benefitted from a more cynical streak, befitting The Empire Strikes Back, instead of the sometimes cheesy optimism it deploys throughout (in the face of a lot of darkness). While some of the revelations it teases (a la Empire) ultimately fail to pay off as big as you’d expect.

But in the main, Johnson has delivered the goods: a film that isn’t afraid to be ambitious, that delights and dazzles in equal measure, while providing a worthwhile emotional investment. It is a crowd-pleaser that will be wholeheartedly embraced by fans.

Certificate: 12A
Running time: 152mins
UK Blu-ray & DVD Release: April 9, 2018

Stronger (Jake Gyllenhaal/Tatiana Maslany) - DVD Review

Stronger

Review by Rob Carnevale

IndieLondon Rating: 4 out of 5

JAKE Gyllenhaal’s Stronger is the type of personal triumph against the odds tale that Hollywood often excels in. But thanks to David Gordon Green’s rawer, more intimate approach to directing, it feels less contrived and award baiting than usual, which makes its achievements all the more impressive.

The film chronicles the true story of Jeff Bauman, an everyman supermarket worker who loses both his legs during the Boston Marathon terrorist attack of 2013. Immediately hailed as a hero and a symbol of ‘Boston strong’, Bauman determines to one day walk again.

But as the pressures of his newfound celebrity and hero status take their toll, Bauman finds himself fighting a mental battle as well as a physical one in order to get his life back on track.

At first glance, Green’s film would seem to be Gyllenhaal’s Born On The Fourth of July… a film that finds the actor overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds while channelling every anguished emotion along the way. The backdrop of the Boston Marathon bombings, meanwhile, lends extra significance to a world [and nation] still living in the shadow of the war on terror, while affording the opportunity for some gung-ho patriotism.

But Green seeks to avoid the more obvious storytelling devices in favour of the more real and intimate. Hence, while taking audiences on a more difficult journey, his film feels more authentic for it.

The first indicator of this comes during the bombing itself, which isn’t captured in any great detail. Rather, it’s seen from the point of view of Bauman’s ex-girlfriend, Erin (Tatiana Maslany), as she strives to complete the marathon, only to hear the big bang in front of her and see the clouds of smoke it generates. Gyllenhaal’s Bauman is only witnessed in news footage being carried from the carnage. But, again, this is conveyed via Erin’s view of the coverage.

Green does revisit the scene belatedly, but in a manner that reflects the PTSD being suffered by Bauman. And even then, it’s a confused reality, befitting the state of mind of Bauman’s character.

Stronger frequently opts for the messy over the showy. Further evidence of this comes from sequences involving Bauman using the bathroom or having the stumps of his legs fitted for prosthetics – small details that paint a bigger picture of the type of everyday turmoil experienced by survivors of such things.

By doing so, it affords Gyllenhaal the opportunity to really delve into the psychology of his unlikely hero, thereby delivering a warts and all performance of genuine worth. His Bauman feels like a fallible human being – one that is prone to unlikeable (but understandable and relatable) outbursts, but whose determination and strength of character is as inspiring as it should be. Hence, the film earns any tears that audiences shed, while feeling genuinely uplifting come the poignant – but similarly low-key – finale.

Gyllenhaal is more than matched by Maslany, who is every bit as strong as his long-suffering on/off girlfriend Erin, expertly channelling the doubts, insecurities and guilt that her character feels at every turn in Bauman’s journey. Maslany represents the silent, often unseen victim of such tragedies… the carer whose own lifetime ambitions are curtailed by having to cope with a debilitating condition. But she does it in a hugely endearing fashion, making her journey as worthwhile and heroic (in its own, much quieter way) than Bauman’s.

Miranda Richardson also excels as Bauman’s mother, Patty, even if Green’s depiction of the wider Bauman family is the only time the film feels like it might be sinking into ‘cliche’, channelling the likes of The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook in its portrayal of these foul-mouthed, larger-than-life characters.

But in all other respects, Stronger looks and feels authentic: a subdued, raw but honest portrayal of personal triumph that also finds time to analyse the notion of heroism and what it means to those living with its ‘burden’.

It may not always be an easy watch, but Stronger is all the more worthwhile and rewarding for it.

Certificate: 15
Running time: 1hr 59mins
UK Blu-ray & DVD Release: April 9, 2018

Win Sheep and Wolves on DVD

Sheep and Wolves

Preview by Jack Foley

FROM the producers of The Snow Queen 2 comes Sheep And Wolves, a fun, animated adventure featuring the English language voices of Tom Felton (Harry Potter 1-8), Ruby Rose (Pitch Perfect 3), Jim Cummings (Winnie the Pooh) and China Anne McClain (Black Lightening).

In a magical faraway land, in a picturesque village nestled among green meadows and rolling hills, lives a flock of carefree sheep. But their idyllic and stress-free solitude is interrupted when a pack of wolves sets up camp in a nearby ravine.

When the wolves’ retiring pack leader Magra (Cummings) announces that his future successor must prove his worth by defeating their rivals, the powerful and blood-thirsty Ragear steps forward.

But the only wolf brave enough to challenge him is Grey (Felton), the pack’s favourite but a hopeless goofball, who must prove his worth by overcoming his fears.

However, after taking a magical potion to boost his courage, he is suddenly turned into… A ram!

Will Grey find his way back to his pack and his girlfriend Bianca (Rose)?

Sheep and Wolves is released on DVD on Monday, April 9, 2018.

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Win My Own Private Idaho on Blu-ray

Preview by Jack Foley

To celebrate the release of My Own Private Idaho – available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD Dual Format from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on April 9, 2018 – we are giving away a copy!

From acclaimed director Gus Van Sant (Drugstore Cowboy) comes a wile road movie for the ‘90s starring America’s hottest young male stars – River Phoenix (Stand by Me, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) and Keanu Reeves (Point Break, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure) – as two hustlers who explore friendship and self-discovery on the twisting, turning road of life.

Phoenix is Mike, a narcoleptic street hustler haunted by his idyllic memories of childhood and obsessed with finding his estranged mother. Reeves is Scott, a runaway rich kid who’s on a personal “crusade” to find the meaning of life, biding his time until he inherits his father’s estate.

Together they’re lost in a bizarre world of wealthy strangers and stranger-than-life adventures. They set out to survive the odyssey but, along the way, come to understand each other and their place in the world, learning life’s lessons as only the road can teach.

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Win Sleeping Dogs on Blu-ray

Sleeping Dogs

Preview by Jack Foley

To celebrate the release of Sleeping Dogs – available on Blu-ray from April 16, 2018, from Arrow Academy – we have a copy to giveaway!

Sleeping Dogs is a tour-de-force action thriller that launched the Hollywood careers of both its director Roger Donaldson (Cocktail, Species, Dante’s Peak) and lead actor Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, Thor: Ragnarok, TV’s Peaky Blinders).

It manages to be both nail-bitingly tense and a chilling view of New Zealand as a dictatorship and, as such, it resonated with audiences on a worldwide scale.

Tightly scripted, full of tension and packed with the kind of action you simply wouldn’t expect from such a low budget production, Sleeping Dogs is a masterpiece of the action thriller genre.

Sam Neill’s excellent performance as a recluse who’s unwittingly drawn into a civil war situation is, meanwhile, is a perfect example of the everyman sucked into events beyond his control. It really is a must-watch whether you’re a fan of New Zealand cinema or simply a lover of action thrillers.

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Synopsis

Adapted from C.K. Stead’s novel Smith’s Dream, Sleeping Dogs almost single-handedly kickstarted the New Zealand New Wave, demonstrating that home-grown feature films could resonate with both local and international audiences, and launching the big-screen careers of director Roger Donaldson (No Way Out, Species) and Sam Neill.

Neill – in his first lead role in a feature – plays Smith, a man escaping the break-up of his marriage by finding isolation on an island off the Coromandel Peninsula.

As he settles into his new life, the country is experiencing its own turmoil: an oil embargo has led to martial law and civil war, into which Smith reluctantly finds himself increasingly involved.

Co-starring Warren Oates (Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia) as the commander of a US army unit drawn into the conflict, Sleeping Dogs is simultaneously a political thriller, a personal drama and a true landmark in New Zealand cinema.

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