WAR OF THE DEAD

5 out of 10

UK / Finland Co-production

Release Date: 4th May 2012

Director: Marko Maaklilaakso

Cast: Andrew Tiernan, Jouko Ahola, Samuel Vauramo, Mikki Lempilampi, Magdelena Gorski with Annti Reini and Mark Wingett

Writer: Marko Maaklilaakso

Trailer: WAR OF THE DEAD

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Arggggh! Not more Zombie Nazis.  Haven’t we been here before recently with the Outpost movies? Well, yes and no. What War Of The Dead does prove is that there’s more than one way to skin a cat.  From the first scene, this version of SS turbo corpses never lets up.  It is probably the most relentless and breathless chase movie I’ve seen on such a low budget. It also knocks most britpic horrors for six in the energy stakes. Did we like it at Britpic Bungalows though? Not really. There’s only so much of running around some woods and running down dank corridors with minimal dialogue I can take, but saying that, this is an above average zombie flick considering the ubiquity of the genre.

A handful of American soldiers led by Captain Stone (ANDREW TIERNAN – 300) are seconded to a squadron of Finnish soldiers to neutralise a German bunker on the Russian border.  What awaits them are a pack of scientifically altered dead German soldiers intent on biting and eating anything in their path.  The bunker seems to be the source of this undead force.  Quickly whittled down to a handful of soldiers, including former World’s Strongest Man, Jouko Ahola and Mark Wingett  (GREEN STREET 3) (with a very wobbly Texas accent)the survivors try and find shelter from the relentless wave of undead killers. And that’s the plot, such as it is.

War Of The Dead leaves Outpost one in the dirt and doesn’t even try to tackle Outpost 2 for a crack at a backstory or logic.  It’s just a sprint for those without an attention span.  The proceedings are bolstered by endless decapitations, shootings, stabbings, burnings, etc. The script consists of “help”, “run”, “hurry!”, so it delivers in that respect. The make-up team and the production design is also top notch.  It has more energy and life to it than the last ten straight-to-DVD zombie movies, so it’s a shame it’s takes no risks.  But hey, why should a movie about Zombie SS do anything but enthrall the viewer with a 90 minute sprint through gore and death.  Even the bad acting, accents and the non-existent characters are forgivable. Mark Wingett‘s not  the only one with a dodgy accent either (I always pity Andrew Tiernan, who is always saddled with foreign accents he cannot manage in every film.)

5 out of 10 – Not bad, not great. But it’s lack of ambition see it through and it ends up delivering in spades unlike it’s close neighbour Outpost.  It’s like the makers sat and watched said movie and went, this is what they should have done. Please no more low budget Brit-Zombie movies. Get some new ideas.

Review below by Joe Pesci II

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HUNKY DORY

REVIEW COMING SOON

Release Date: 2nd March 2012

Director: Marc Evans (Patagonia / Snow Cake / Trauma / My Little Eye / House Of America)

Cast: Minnie Driver, Aneurin Barnard, Robert Pugh, Danielle Branch, Tom Rhys Harries, Owen Teale, Haydn Gwynne, Steve Spiers, Darren Evans, Kristian Gwilliam, Adam Byard, Kayleigh Bennett with George Mackay and Kimberley Nixon

Writer: Laurence Coriat

Trailer: HUNKY DORY

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FREIGHT

1.5 out of 10

Release Date: DVD premiere 2010

Director: Stuart St Paul (Bula Quo!)

Cast: Billy Murray, Craig Fairbrass, Danny Midwinter, Sam Kennard, Laura Aikman, Luke Aikman, Zslot Nagy, Stephen Uppal, Natalie Anderson, Jean Heard, Matt Kennard, Joe Egan with Michael McKell and Andrew Tiernan

Writer: Stuart St Paul

Trailer: FREIGHT

Freight is the result of what happens when stupid people get half an idea in their heads yet fail to do any homework.  The writer and director, Stuart St Paul is the idiot at the centre of this debacle. What can best be described as a  ‘racist event movie’, Freight concerns some ‘good old’ British gangsters facing up to some despicable Russian gangsters who specialise in human trafficking.  The goodies, who we’re meant to be rooting for because they run a community boxing gym, are now legit because they supply portaloos to the great and good.  When the head of the family, Abe (BILLY MURRAY – STALKER) tangles with Russian gangsters over a stolen toilet, events escalate and Abe’s daughter (LAURA AIKMAN – KEITH LEMON) get’s kidnapped and put into bondage by the bad guy, Cristy (DANNY MIDWINTER – INTERVIEW WITH A HITMAN).  What follows are a string of inert and messy scenes where the good guys endlessly drive around in a bunch of beat up 4x4s (looking like a mockney Wacky Races)from place to place looking for the bad guys. There are cage fights and sub-plots involving enslaved boxers, strippers and Abe’s three sons.  Craig Fairbrass (GET LUCKY) muscles in as Abe’s number two, who says things like “the next 48 hours are crucial in a kidnapping” like he know’s what he’s talking about.  Stakes are raised and a ‘tit-with-tit’ war stitched to the front of a badly acted and plotted issues film that trundles on…and on.

Freight is nothing more than an exploitation movie, and one that celebrates the fact that the UK should be the domain of reliable, cuddly British criminals and not dirty foreign ones who don’t care for the laws of our nation.  I’m not belly aching for an equal opportunity gangster movie but it’s a ridiculous movie with bad ideas and no discernible thought or research beyond reading headlines torn from last week’s Sun Newspaper. At one point the comedy Asian son-in-law, Zaf  (STEPHEN UPPALL – HOLLYOAKS) (all he’s missing is a squint – he’s got a funny voice though) is questioned about the bombing at the gym because his family don’t want him involved with a white family. “Did your lot do this?”, “No, they might hate you but they don’t make bombs”. Such is the script.  It wouldn’t be that Zaf’s family don’t like scumbag criminals could it, no they have to be racists because they don’t like your ‘honest to god cor blimey London gangster’ just like every other foreigner or traveller in the movie.

The acting is chronic and the direction is sloppy. The only half decent aspects in the film are the car crashes and the cage fights.  Other than that Freight is a very, very long and hard slog.  Andrew Tiernan (WAR OF THE DEAD) regails us with another terrible accent, this time its a Russian one. Danny Midwinter seems to have drank a bottle of hot sauce before each take as his take on lead big bad is explosive but out of kilter with Billy Murray’s standard cruise control job and Craig Fairbrass‘s redundant posturing.  By the time we roll around to the climatic fight between Fairbrass and Cristy’s last standing henchman, Emil (JOE EGAN – STRIPPERS VS.WEREWOLVES) we’re past caring whether the sex slaves or Billy Murray‘s daughter are OK are not.  There are some really unwelcome hints that a sequel could be considered too. If there is I’m moving to Romania.

1.5 out of 10 – Unspeakably bad in all departments. Terrible plot, terrible acting, racist plot and ideas, no research and on top of that it’s very boring.  The worst Billy Murray movie in some time. Avoid like the sex trade.

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INBRED

5.5. out of 10

Release Date: 21st September 2012

Director: Alex Chandon

Cast: Jo Hartley, Seamus O’Neill, James Doherty, James Burrows, Neil Leiper, Nadine Rose Mulkerrin, Chris Waller, Terry Haywood with George Newton, Dominic Brunt, Mat Fraser and Emily Booth

Writer: Alex Chandon and P Shrimpton

Trailer: INBRED

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Review by Matt Usher aka Joe Pesci II Below.

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FREEBIRD

4 out of 10

Release Date: 1st February 2008

Director: John Ivay

Cast: Gary Stretch, Geoff Bell, Phil Daniels, Huggy Leaver, Martin Serene, Laila Rouass with Eddie Webber and Peter Bowles

Writer: John Ivay

Trailer: FREEBIRD

Review by Joe Pesci II aka Matt Usher 

imagesThey should show FREEBIRD in schools. One viewing of this garbage at an impressionable age will surely be enough to put kids off drugs for the rest of their lives. But this is not Just Say No propaganda, it is, well, I’m not sure what it is. I think it’s meant to be a comedy for middle-aged men who think they’re still likely lads at heart. And I suspect that the target audience might well find stuff to enjoy here, if their standards are particularly low. But it is quite incredibly, monumentally boring, and about as funny as having your dog put down.

Gary Stretch stars (always a bad sign) as Fred who seems to work for Peter Bowles (turning up to collect his cheque and nothing more) who seems to be some sort of drug boss. Stretch has to go somewhere and make a deal, so he decides to turn the whole thing into a little holiday with his pals Geoff Bell (doing his quite threatening thing) and Phil Daniels (attempting zany). All three are bikers, so off they bike to the depths of the countryside, unaware that they are stumbling into some sort of turf war between two equally hopeless and hapless pretend armies of rival bikers. And there’s a murderer lurking somewhere in the undergrowth. The film follows our dozy stoned trio as they embroil themselves in hilarious larks, most of which seem to involve sitting about in a field. Sometimes they go into shops and pubs and buy stuff and giggle. Occasionally they open their hearts and we find that they have stereotypical worries that the writer took out of the stock of middle-aged male dilemmas: girlfriend or bike? Family or bike? Drugs or bike?

The plot (what there is of it) resolves itself in a scene which is stunning. You won’t realise it’s stunning though unless you really think about it. Here it is, so SPOILER ALERT. The film had opened with a flash-forward to a shot of our heroes in an unspecified pickle. An hour and a half (though it feels like a month) later we see what the pickle is. They’re about to be marmalised by a small gathering of grumpy bikers. So our hero goes out to chat with their leader. And he agrees to let them go, as simple as that. And off they go. The end. True, there’s a bit of a fracas involving the other bikers, but that’s it for our heroes. This is a revolutionary ending. Maybe Hollywood could adopt this ‘Sorry to disturb you, we’ll just be on our way’ type of ending. Who needs all those explosions and the villain dying twice? FREEBIRD is at least consistent in finishing the film as noncommittally as it started. Oh, and the lurking murderer has a perfectly innocent explanation too, not that the film ever puts any significant character in threat anyway.

There is a sense that a lot of the comedy set pieces are things that happened, or are stories that the writer/director has heard. Sadly they lose everything in translation to screen. He’s not helped by a cast which he fails to inspire to go beyond autopilot. Between them Stretch, Bell and Daniels muster perhaps two different facial expressions (bemusement and amusement). Horrifyingly the DVD contains a whole second disc of behind the scenes extras – I shall never watch it, but the mind boggles as to its contents. This is probably one of those films which they really enjoyed making. And it may well be a great film for drug-addled bikers to enjoy. Otherwise, just say no.

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FALL OF THE ESSEX BOYS

2 out of 10 

Release Date: 8th of February 2013

Director: Paul Tanter (No Easy Days (TV) / He Who Dares 2Meet The Firm – White Collar Hooligan 3 / Shame The Devil / The Hooligan Wars / He Who Dares / Essex Boys Retribution / White Collar Hooligan 2 / The Rise Of The White Collar Hooligan / Jack Falls)

Cast: Nick Nevern, Ewan Ross, Robert Cavanah, Peter Barrett, Jay Brown with Kierston Wareing and Kate Magowan also Simon Phillips, Peter Woodward, Charlie Bond with Tony Denham and Eddie Webber

Writer: Stephen Reynolds

Trailer: THE FALL OF THE ESSEX BOYS

Whilst Fall Of The Essex Boys offers up a new theory behind what really happened ‘that’ night in Rettendon back in 1995, Paul Tanter‘s version still fails to better any of the three previous cinematic visitations.  I think this version relies too heavily on the fact that it’s audience are already particularly familiar with the story.  Events are torn through at the speed of light and it rarely sits down or loses pace for a second.  And that’s Fall Of The Essex Boys‘ main problem, it’s a scribble of a movie whereas; Rise Of The Footsoldier was a cult classic in waiting, Bonded By Blood was a folly of over acting and ego and Essex Boys wasn’t at all interested in any of the facts at all.  Fall Of The Essex Boys uses a fat marker pen to underline every event in the lead up to the famous murders at every point. So to those that don’t know, here’s the briefest of overviews.

Top dog drug dealers, Pat Tate, Tony Tucker and Craig Rolfe get executed in Rettendon in 1995. Supergrass Darren Nicholls put the word on Mickey Steele and Jack Whomes, both of whom are serving life imprisonment. But is that the whole story?  There are different theories into who was really behind the killings, a popular one being that it was the Police themselves.

Paul Tanter‘s last film, Rise  and Fall Of a White Collar Hooligan was well received and displayed a marked improvement in all departments considering his previous efforts. However, whilst this is nowhere near as amateurish as Jack Falls, this is some way off being as effortlessly enjoyable as White Collar Hooligan.  This is largely down to wildly uneven performances from the cast. The usually dependable Peter Barrett (UFO) is the worst culprit on this occassion with his ‘fi-fo-fo-fum’ delivery as Pat Tate.  Over shouty and one note, we only get to see the violent end of this man, there is no shade brought to the character. Simon Phillips (CUT) is unusually muted and sullen as Craig Rolfe, and he barely gets a look in compared to previous renditions in Rise (by Roland Manookian) and Bonded (by Neil Maskell) which brings us to Jay Brown’s (YOUNGERS) Tony Tucker.  I’m not sure who Jay Brown is but I’m afraid I thought he was terrible, his renditions of Tony Tucker coming across like a beleaguered Dwayne Dibley from Red Dwarf in a Die Hard vest. His interaction with the other actors were strange, it was like he was trying to remember his lines as he spoke them very clearly but slowly (like he was reading from giant cue cards just out of shot).  The scene where he meets Pat Tate at Racquels is particularly stinky. Of all the Paul Tanter‘s rep company players though, Jay Brown is the worst discovery thus yet. Maybe he’s good in other stuff, time will tell. And another thing, why does it seem that none of the filmmakers can agree on what the Essex Boys looked like?  These films are beginning to feel like an excuse to have a silly wig party.

Elsewhere, Nick Nevern (TERRY) delivers a very intense and dumb narration with the dopey urgency of a school boy describing a fight in the playground.  He sounds like a cockney version of Max from the beginning of Hart To Hart “Pat Tate, drug dealing king pin, quite a guy, by the way my name’s Darren.”  Between, himself and Robert Cavanah (PIMP) they do salvage some credibility and flashes of subtle and good acting but these moments are very fleeting.  The girls are left on the fringes for the most part; Kierston Wareing (LOVE BITE) pops up for a third go around (she was in both Bonded and Rise) and Kate Magowan (ELFIE HOPKINS) is left high and dry with nothing to do as a detective.  Which brings me to the male Ewan Ross (HOOLIGAN WARS) as the lead detective. He’s another guy previously unknown to me who seems to be on a low watt life support machine, as if to balance out the scenery chewing Peter Barrett.  Ross and Brown are both really blessed to have found paid acting jobs, Ewan Ross has all the charisma of an empty bottle of piss.  The director would have done better to draw a frowning face on a plank of wood and thrown it over the set fence, he may have gotten livelier results.  Fall Of The Essex Boys is lively though, its full of zoom shots, reverse dollys, a thunderous soundtrack that never ever shuts up and freeze frames,(it looks like an editor’s fairground), try to keep you enthralled to no avail.

Fall Of The Essex Boys works as a sexed-up A-Z idiots’ guide express to the Rettendon Land Rover murders (think MY FIRST GANGSTER MOVIE) but aside from one or two excellent cameoes, one from Eddie Webber  (THE BUSINESS) as Billy Carmichael and the late Edward Woodward‘s son Peter Woodward, this is largely badly acted and scripted.

2 out of 10 – Those seeking a new theory and angle will probably seek this out. However, this is a creative step backwards for director Paul Tanter and this really must be the last movie about the Essex Boy murders.  This entry is borderline one too many. Classic trailer though.

A sequel has been released also directed by Paul Tanter called Essex Boys Retribution

Read Joe “Rise of The Sausage Family” Pesci II’s bemused review.  Let’s tie him up and put him a car boot, then let him out in Southend with this review tattoo’d on his back….

Here we go again. So, for those of you who have so far successfully managed to avoid the sorry series of Rettendon Range Rover Murder Mystery Movies, here’s another one. The truth of the matter: three tedious drug dealers got murdered in Rettendon in a Range Rover. Two of their tedious ‘business’ associates are currently in jail for the murders. In the closing titles of BONDED BY BLOOD we learned that they denied responsibility; in THE FALL OF THE ESSEX BOYS we see where that responsibility may lie. Except we don’t, quite.

As in both BONDED BY BLOOD and ESSEX BOYS we see events through the eyes of Darren Nicholls, a young man who gets involved with the vicious scumbags / gangland legends / dull drug dealers (delete according to taste), and who ends up as the grass who sells them out / responsible citizen who enables justice to be done. This time round, the film claims, he has a dark secret. The odd thing about this Nicholls character is that he barely features in the film for a large portion of the running time; except as a voice-over. Yes, the film seems to be a fictionalised version of Nicholls’ memoirs (making his absence from the screen even odder). Voice-overs are rarely any good, yet this one is outstandingly awful. It’s as if Nick Nevern (for it is he, an actor who I think is very, very good indeed) (usually) has been told to read it out as if he’s Danny Dyer commentating on a horse race. I think it’s meant to be breathless yet intense, but it sounds like a dopey kid talking about a fight he saw in the playground.

The tale he tells is one of clubs and drugs and guns and hanging around on boats and poisoning teenagers and killing Dutchmen and taxi drivers and issuing unpleasant threats and beating up fast food staff. Pretty much all of which we’ve seen before (except for the Dutch – I think that’s new; and the poor little pizza boy as well). So it’s a kind of Essex Boys’ Greatest Hits. And that’s one of the film’s many stumbling points. It feels cut and pasted. The early sections are narrated rather than shown, and for a film supposedly concentrating on the ‘Essex Boys’, we don’t see a lot of them. Mind you, the performances of Peter Barrett and (especially) Jay Brown mean this is a good thing. Barrett takes on the role of the legendary / dumb berk Pat Tate. Whereas his predecessors Sean Bean and Tamer Hassan exuded authority (if nothing else), Barrett comes across as an oily oik. He’s usually pretty good at supporting role yobs, but he comes horribly unstuck here (unless he’s meant to be just a yob I suppose). Basically he just shouts a lot. No wonder Kierston Wareing leaves him. Yes, the great Kierston Wareing, playing the same character for the third time. This time the film-makers have decided to experiment with the role by requiring it to be played nude. Although I’m not complaining about this (even though it smacks of German experimentalism from the 1970s) it does seem a bit of a waste. I mean for goodness sake, her best line is ‘Why don’t you shut up your moaning and get in here, so I can blow you into next week’.) Where was I? Oh yes, Jay Brown as Tony Tucker. Previously Terry Stone (aged about 39) and Larry Lamb (about 53) had played Tucker as an older man with a vulgarian acquisitive streak. Brown (aged about 29) plays him as, well a little twonk, not unlike like Barrett’s Tate. The real Tucker was 38, which makes Terry Stone a kind of Goldilocks version of Tucker, and he’s significantly better

than either his predecessor or successor. Jay Brown though is just dismal. As the third member of the deathless (yet dead) trio we find (if we look hard enough) the great Simon Philips. He has about two lines of dialogue, and correspondingly little screentime. (I can’t even swear that he was in the range rover at the crucial moment). It’s almost as if (for whatever reason) he’s been airbrushed out of the film, in the way Stalin used to have Trotsky removed from pictures.

So, talking about people rewriting history, what does this film add which the others missed? In a word: police. Take a bow Ewan Ross. It seems that he’s been propping up the cast lists of a few hooligan / gangster films without me noticing, but here is a chance to shine. And shine he doesn’t. He just sort of wafts through proceedings like a balloon. Is this a performance of carefully concealed inscrutability? Or of lamentable boredom? He drags down all around him (which is quite something for a balloon), including the usually reliable Kate Magowan.

What can we make of the rest of the cast? Eddie Webber has a nice cameo as a rival drug boss. But alas the curse of Mickey Steele strikes again! Previously this role had hobbled Tom Wilkinson and sunk Vincent Regan. What would it do to Robert Cavanah? In a sense, nothing. He flits through the film with little impact, though this might be because I think it’s him who’s in Kierston Wareing’s scenes. (Honestly Kierston, we’re writing a script for you which has got BAFTA nomination written all over it.)

SPOILERS ZONE AHEAD!

I shall now discuss the end of the film, please stop reading NOW if you want to see the film and experience its exciting conclusion for yourself first-hand.

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At its heart, THE FALL OF THE ESSEX BOYS has a serious allegation to make, but it only makes half the allegation. Whereas the closing titles of BONDED BY BLOOD said that Steele and Whomes protested their innocence (even though that film depicted them as the killers), this film shows them ready and willing to commit the crime, except – doh! – someone has got there first. What are the chances? The film alleges, without alleging it, that a police officer had something to do with it, but without offering any evidence (indeed does this police officer even exist? Or is it a composite? Or a complete invention?). (It is a funny bit when Steele and Whomes get to the infamous vehicle to find their quarry already dead.)

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The really weird thing about the film is that it is very agitated and disjointed. It’s as if it’s made up only of scenes which its predecessors didn’t do, so it feels like it’s made up of just the missing bits, so I suspect someone watching this one before any of the others might well wonder what is going on. It’s simple really: some bad people shoot some bad people. Or do they?

So, the big question. Is this the last word on the Rettendon deaths? Personally I don’t think they should have bothered with a first word, but as it stands, I think there’s

plenty of scope for a few more versions. Maybe something called SO WHAT F***** KILLED THE ESSEX BOYS? I shall begin drafting a treatment forthwith.

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MR NICE

REVIEW COMING SOON

Release Date: 3rd June 2011

Director: Bernard Rose (Frankenstein (2015) / Boxing Day / Two Jacks / Snuff Movie / ivansxtc / Anna Karenina (1997) / Immortal Beloved / Candyman / Chicago Joe and The Showgirl / Paperhouse)

Cast: Rhys Ifans, Chloe Sevigny, David Thewlis, Luis Tosar, Elsa Pataky, Christian McKay, Jamie Harris, Omid Djalili, Andrew Tiernan, William Thomas, Sara Sugarman with Jack Huston and Crispin Glover

Writer: Howard Marks / Bernard Rose

Trailer: MR NICE

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  • Rhys Ifans: Alice In Wonderland 2, Dominion, Under Milk Wood (2015), The Amazing Spider Man, Anonymous, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows- part 1, Nanny McPhee 2, Greenberg, The Boat That Rocked, Elizabeth I- The Golden Age, Hannibal Rising, Chromophobia, Garfield 2 (voice), Chromophobia, Enduring Love, Once Upon a Time In The Midlands, The Shipping News, The 51st State, Hotel (2001), Human Nature, Little Nicky, Kevin and Perry Go Large!, Love Honour and Obey, You’re Dead, Janice Beard 45wpm, Notting Hill, Dancing At Lughnasa, Twin Town, August (1996)
  • Chloe Sevigny: Big Love (TV), My Son My Son What Have Ye Done?, Zodiac, Broken Flowers, Manderlay, Melinda and Melinda, Shattered Glass, The Brown Bunny, Dogville, Party Monster, American Psycho, Julien Donkey Boy, Boys Don’t Cry, Last Days Of Disco, Palmetto, Gummo, Trees Lounge, Kids
  • David Thewlis: Macbeth (2015), Regression, Legend (2015), Queen & Country, The Theory of Everything,  Stonehearst Asylum, Zero Theorem, Red 2, War Horse, The Lady (2012), Anonymous, London Boulevard, Harry Potter 3, 6, 7 & 8, The Boy In Striped Pyjamas, The Omen (2006), Basic Instinct 2,  The New World, Kingdom Of Heaven,  Gangster No.1, Whatever Happened To Harold Smith?, Besieged, The Big Lebowski, Divorcing Jack, Seven Days In Tibet, The Island Of Dr Moreau, Total Eclipse, James and The Giant Peach (voice), Restoration, Black Beauty (1994), Naked, The Trial (1993), Afraid Of The Dark, Life Is Sweet, Resurrected, Vroom
  • Luis Tosar: Sleep Tight, Cell 211, Limits Of Control, Miami Vice, The Orphanage, Mondays In The Sun
  • Elsa Pataky: Fast & Furious 8, Fast & Furious 7, Fast & Furious 6, All Things To All Men, Fast & Furious 5, Snakes On a Plane
  • Christian McKay: The Theory of Everything, Northern Soul, Rush (2013), Me and Orson Welles
  • Jamie Harris: Two Jacks, The Green Hornet, The New World
  • Omid Djalili: Molly Moon, Shaun The Sheep Movie (voice), Big Fat Gypsy Gangster, Sex & The City 2, Dead Man Running,  The Infidel, Alien Autopsy,  Mr Nice, Grow Your Own, Anita & Me, Mean Machine, The Mummy
  • Andrew Tiernan: The Messenger (2015), 300 II, War Of The Dead, Freight, Dead Cert, 300, The Pianist, The Bunker, Face, The Trial (1993), Edward II, As You Like It (1992)
  • William Thomas: Under Milk Wood (2015), Just Jim, Torchwood (TV), Solomon & Gaenor, Darklands, Twin Town
  • Jack Huston: Hail Caesar, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, American Hustle, Kiss Your Darlings, The Hot Potato, Boardwalk Empire (TV), Twilight- Eclipse, Mr Nice, Outlander, Shrooms, Factory Girl
  • Crispin Glover: The Brits Are Coming, Open Season 3 (voice), Hot Tub Time Machine, Alice In Wonderland (2010), Epic Movie, Charlie’s Angels 2, Willard, Bartleby, Charlie’s Angels, Nurse Betty, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Dead Man, Chasers, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Even Cowgirls Get The Blues, The Doors, Wild At Heart, River’s Edge, Back To The Future, Friday The 13th – The Final Chapter