It's the eve of the release of The Fault In Our Stars. With fans bustling to get into cinemas to watch their coveted story get the big screen treatment. Advance screenings, premières, fan events and more have given everyone a taste of this incredible phenomenon. Luckily enough, in the Apple Store: Regent Street, I'm With Geek book Editor Gemma Williams, was able to see Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern and Nat Wolff - the stars of The Fault In Our Stars.
by Cookie N Screen
Sometimes when they announce prequels to a much loved film, they are met with groans from the loving public. Especially when that film was once a series of movies that inspired a rehashed and dull remake. That series was the Planet of the Apes. In 2011, however, director Rupert Wyatt presented us with a phenomenal start to a war saga that will see the development of the ape-infested Earth. Following on from that epic slice of background, and continuing with our smarter-than-the-average-chimp Caesar as he leads a pack of developed primates in a world desolate of humans. The new film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, this time directed by Cloverfield’s Matt Reeves is the summer blockbuster to, ha ha, rise. Luckily for this journalist, and a handful of others, we were treated to a sneak peak look at the brand new movie. And they aren’t monkeying around.
The life of the rich and famous is one dream that nearly everyone clings onto at one time in their life. Watching the glamorous spend their lives and cash on frivolities has us squirming to get a bit of the action. How far would you go to achieve this? To live an easier live on the golden beaches of Miami? Would you double cross a criminal? Would you double cross your friends?
These are the questions asked to the gang in latest action heist movie Plastic. Directed by Julian Gilbey, who directed the horror film A Lonely Place To Die (watch that too, it’s incredible,) Plastic tells the story of a group of teenagers who jet off to America to clone credit cards to pay of a debt. Starring Will Poulter, Alfie Allen and Sebastian De Souza, this is a movie with a hard, shiny edge.
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Passion. One could argue that that is all you need to make it in the film team, passion. With passion comes hard work and a big shining beacon that attracts fellow creatives to your hub of imagination. Luke Mordue is a young man with intelligence, empathy and most importantly passion. I’ll let you into a little secret, five minutes into meeting him, I already knew this. Meeting at a popular coffee chain at Milton Keynes shopping centre, our first words revolve around movies we’ve seen and ones that are coming out. Not only does he know his stuff, but he is astute and impossibly energetic.
by Cookie N Screen
“We would not like life with white walls.”
To truly understand the beating heart of new movie The Monuments Men, you just have to look to surviving member Harry Ettlinger. For those who don’t know, Monuments Men were people who fought in World War 2 in order to reclaim artwork that the Nazi’s have stolen. The real life operation consisted 350 men and women working tirelessly to restore balance to the world of art. Ettlinger today, was speaking at today’s film press conference in the Sainsbury Wing Theatre of The National Gallery, (home to a magnificent collection its self.) Here, you can tell his passion for masterpieces is still alive, important and wholly real.
by Dee Prempeh
In August 2013, the Co Founder/Director of Rewind Films David Dacosta released a short film named: Three’s A Crowd. This British web series was a Youtube hit; with over six – hundred and thirty three views in the first episode.
The film explores various issues in married lives such as alcoholism, financial problems, trust issues, break ups and domestic affairs; targeting couples who maybe experiencing this sort of conflict but did not have the courage to address it.
Or How a New York Indie Filmmaker Refought the Civil War.
By Matthew Howe
I was the first-unit cinematographer on The Battle of Pussy Willow Creek. Contrary to what some of you might think, that does not make me biased toward the film. I'm very, if not more, critical of the films I work on than I am on other movies. I honestly hate most of the films I've shot and their memory only brings me pain. If you want proof of my merciless self-critique, check out my book: Film is Hell: How I Sold my Soul to make the Crappiest Movies in History.
PWC is different. I knew from the script that this was something unique and exciting. That's why I signed o. After shooting a bunch of movies that were less than artistically fulfilling, I wanted to put my efforts toward making on something I could be proud of.
And proud I am. The Battle of Pussy Willow Creek is one of the most unique films I've ever seen. Not to mention hilarious. I've honestly never seen anything quite like it.
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