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We have 3 x Blu-ray copies of crime-drama RIVER to be won.

Arrow Films is pleased to announce the Monday November 23rd DVD & Blu-ray release of the complete first season of thrilling new crime drama RIVER. The series is currently airing on BBC One on Tuesday nights and stars Stellan Skarsgård as detective John River, and is created by Emmy Award Winning creator Abi Morgan (Suffragette, The Iron Lady).

Win The Legend Of Barney Thomson On DVD

THE LEGEND OF BARNEY THOMSON tells the tale of Barney (Carlyle), a hapless barber devoid of charm and ‘patter’ as his fellow barbering brethren mockingly remind him. Barney’s mediocre, mundane life of plotting for a way up is about to be transformed, following a typically incompetent fit of pique, when he inadvertently stumbles into serial murder, and with it headlong into the trail of a grotesque series of killings gripping Glasgow.

Close-Up with… Adeel Akhtar

We grabbed a chat with BBC River sidekick Adeel Akthar on the eve of the final episode last week. The Utopia, Four Lions and Pan star is busy rehearsing ‘A Christmas Carol’ in preparation for a Christmas run at the Noel Coward Theatre.

The Legend of Krampus Featurette

When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers.

Close-up on set with… The Holly Kane Experiment

The psychological thriller The Holly Kane Experiment, from Brighton indie director Tom Sands, and starring Kirsty Averton (50 Kisses, Our Girl and Lancaster), Nicky Henson (Syriana, Blitz) and James Rose is the second film from Substantial Films (Tom’s own production company), after horror film Backtrack (2014)*.

In Celebration Of National Cake Day, We’ve Picked Our Top Ten Cake Scenes

The 26th November serves as National Cake Day. To celebrate we’ve picked our top ten cake scenes from the world of cinema.

Famous Movie Snitches

Many of the most popular films in cinematic history, especially those revolving around criminal activity, feature an individual that emerges as a snitch or a mole. Whether it is for their own benefit, betrayal, or a moral obligation, it is rare for a snitch to get away unscathed.

Carol (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Todd Haynes latest examination of social taboo is a sumptuous parable that is best described as swoonsome. Seductive in its ability to make you fall in love with the delicate characters, get swept up by the music, or drown in the soft focus recreation of 1950’s New York.

Radiator (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

The late Richard Johnson was quoted as describing his role in this film as his best ever. This, his last ever performance filmed when he was 87, it is both highly accomplished and very brave and stretches him as an actor probably more than any other he played in his long career.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

It feels a shame to rag on a franchise that had so much traction going into its potentially rousing finale, but like one of Katniss Everdeen’s wayward arrows, this lands with a dull thud, completely missing its target.

Black Mass (15) | Close-Up Film Review

The movies have a habit of making the criminal underworld seem appealing, with its charismatic inhabitants idolised as men born into a life of racketeering and shallow graves, so casting Johnny Depp as one of America’s most infamously violent gangsters might seem a bit of a gamble. An actor who’s had a string of high-profile flops playing larger-than-life characters covered in prosthetic make-up, being asked to play, well, essentially the same thing.

Closer to the Moon (12A) | Close-Up FIlm Review

Lots of films say they are based on true facts, but this film actually is a real-life story and there is proof in the propaganda film that was made in 1960.

All My Good Countrymen (Všichni dobří rodáci) (12) | Home Ents Review

Set in a small rural community between 1945 and 1968, the film introduces us to six inhabitants and shows how their lives change under communist rule.

The Lazarus Effect (15) | Home Ents Review

Don’t let the 2 star rating fool you – there is something to be enjoyed from this claustrophobic little sci-fi horror. The reason for the low rating is that The Lazarus Effect has a lot of potential that goes to waste, including, but not limited to, a fantastic cast, a moody setting and stirring themes and questions raised throughout.

Ping Pong Summer (15) | Home Ents Review

A very endearing coming of age story, beautifully showcasing the triumphs and pitfalls of those early teenage years, even if it’s sometimes executed n a rather predictable fashion. From the lack of culinary experience, as documented in the opening scenes, to highlighting the awkwardness of teenage social interaction, Michael Tully – both the writer and director – takes the audience through the various experiences of the average awkward teenager.

Song of the Sea (PG) | Home Ents Review

Drowned amongst July’s justified Inside Out adulation, Tomm ‘The Secret of Kells” Moore’s enchanting fable is arguably the superior film. Animated as though you’re viewing the art form for the first time, with stunning 2-D cardboard theatre effects that reflect both the intimacy of the story being told, and the majesty of a folklore which takes in sights such as heartbroken giants turned to stone.

Closely Observed Trains (15) | Home Ents Review

When shy teenager Miloš (Neckár) gets his first job, as a railway dispatcher in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, work is the least of the challenges. He is bullied by the station master and pressured by an older colleague, who definitely has ‘the knack’, to lose his virginity.

Sight & Sound Names ‘The Assassin’ Its Film of the Year

Sight & Sound has announced that their heavily anticipated annual Films of the Year poll has awarded Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s “The Assassin” with its top spot. The film was voted on by 168 UK and international film critics, who nominated their top five picks for best films of the year.

Voting Opens For The Jameson Empire Awards 2016

Empire is thrilled to announce that voting is now open for the Jameson Empire Awards 2016, which are set to be the biggest yet with the introduction of 11 new categories spanning film, television and gaming.

Star Trek Beyond To Be Released In IMAX Cinemas Globally.

Paramount Pictures, Skydance, Bad Robot and IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced that “STAR TREK BEYOND,” the third film in the blockbuster franchise, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released in IMAX® theaters worldwide beginning July 22, 2016.

British Film Industry Set to Toast 100 Years of the Film Distributors’ Association

On 10 December 1915 the fledgling UK entrepreneurs specialising in the supply and promotion of films met in central London and formed a dedicated trade association. Film distribution as we know it today was born.

Spectre now the highest-grossing IMAX film of all time in the UK.

IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) today announced that Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions’, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios’ and Sony Pictures Entertainment’s SPECTRE is now the highest-grossing IMAX film of all time in the UK. The twenty-fourth installment in the James Bond franchise grossed a record-setting £6.66m ($10.1m) within the four weeks following its October 26 debut.

Trailer: Dragon Blade – In Cinemas January 2016

The living martial arts legend that is Jackie Chan makes his long awaited return to the big screen when DRAGON BLADE is released at cinemas and on demand from January 15th, 2016, courtesy of Signature Entertainment.

Trailer: The Forbidden Room

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Trailer: Swung

David’s (McDonnell) life is on the slide: he’s in the middle of a divorce and has seen his business go bust. Positive and supportive, his girlfriend Alice (Anaya) is his rock, but she’s under pressure to find a good, compelling story for the magazine she writes for.

First Finding Dory teaser

Disney Pixar has spent 12 years working on the long-awaited sequel to Finding Nemo, and at last the aquatic adventure is splashing out with its first teaser. Finding Dory picks up six months after the events of the first movie, with the forgetful and charming Dory now living next door to Marlin and Nemo.

Teaser Trailer For BrOTHERHOOD

Award-winning actor, writer, and director NOEL CLARKE has released a teaser trailer for BrOTHERHOOD, the third and final instalment of the ‘hood’ trilogy, on his social media pages. The film concludes the story that begun in the two previous films, KIDULTHOOD and ADULTHOOD, in this ground-breaking urban franchise.

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