THE REZORT

5 out of 10

REVIEW COMING SOON

Release Date: 21st January 2017 (DVD Premiere)

Director: Steve Barker (Outpost 2 / Outpost)

Cast: Dougray Scott, Jessica De Gouw, Martin McCann, Elen Rhys, Jassa Ahluwalia, Lawrence Walker, Kevin Shen, Sean Power, Shane Zaza and Clare Goose

Writer: Paul Gerstenberger

Trailer: THE REZORT

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T2 – TRAINSPOTTING

4.5 out of 10

REVIEW COMING SOON

Release date: 27th January 2017

Director: Danny Boyle (Steve Jobs / Babylon (TV) (2014) / Trance127 Hours / Slumdog Millionnaire / Sunshine (2007) / Millions / 28 Days Later / The Beach / A Life Less Ordinary / Trainspotting / Shallow Grave)

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kelly MacDonald and Robert Carlyle with Anjela Nedyalkova, Irvine Welsh, Pauline Turner, Scot Greenan, Gordon Kennedy with James Cosmo and Shirley Henderson

Writer: John Hodge / Irvine Welsh

Trailer: T2 – TRAINSPOTTING

WHAT HAVE I SEEN THAT ACTOR IN BEFORE?

  • Ewan McGregor: Beauty and the Beast (2017), American Pastoral (dir), Our Kind of Traitor, Jane Got a Gun, Fargo (TV), Miles Ahead, Son of a Gun, Mortdecai, August-Osage County, Jack The Giant Slayer, The Impossible, Salmon Fishing In The Yemen, Haywire, Beginners, Perfect Sense, Jackboots On Whitehall (voice), Nanny McPhee, The Ghost, Amelia, The Men Who Stare At Goats, Angels & Demons, I Love You Phillip Morris, Incediary, Cassandra’s Dream, Miss Potter, Scenes Of a Sexual Nature, Alex Rider -Storm Breaker, Stay, The Island (2005), Star Wars III – The Revenge Of The Sith, Valiant (voice), Robots (voice), Big Fish, Down With Love, Star Wars II – Attack Of The Clones, Black Hawk Down, Moulin Rouge, Nora, Eye Of The Beholder, Rogue Trader, Star Wars – The Phantom Menace, Little Voice, Velvet Goldmine, A Life Less Ordinary, Serpent’s Kiss, Nightwatch, Brassed Off, Emma (1996), The Pillow Book, Trainspotting, Blue Juice, Shallow Grave, Being Human, Lipstick On Your Collar (TV)
  • Ewen Bremner: Wonder Woman, Banished (TV), Get Santa, Exodus – Gods and Kings, Snowpiercer,  Jack The Giant Slayer, Great Expectations (2012), Perfect Sense, Faintheart, Fool’s Gold, Hallam Foe, Death At a Funeral (2007), Match Point, Alien Vs. Predator, Around The World In 80 Days, Welcome To The Jungle, 16 Years Of Alcohol, Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbour, Snatch, Julien Donkey Boy, The Acid House, Mojo, Trainspotting, Judge Dredd (1995), Naked, As You Like It (1992)
  • Jonny Lee Miller: Elementary (TV),  Byzantium, Dark Shadows, The Flying Scotsman, Aeon Flux, Melinda and Melinda, Mindhunters, Dracula 2001, Love Honour & Obey, Mansfield Park, Plunkett & Macleane, Afterglow, Regeneration, Trainspotting, Hackers
  • Kelly MacDonald: Special Correspondents, Swallows and Amazons (2016), Boardwalk Empire (TV), The Decoy Bride, Anna Karenina (2012), Brave (voice), Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows – part 2, Choke,  No Country For Old Men, Nanny McPhee, A Cock and Bull Story, Finding Neverland, Intermission, Gosford Park, Some Voices, House!, The Loss Of Sexual Innocence, Elizabeth I, Stella Does Tricks, Trainspotting
    Robert Carlyle:
    The Legend of Barney Thompson, 24 (TV), The Tournament, Summer, 28 Weeks Later, Flood, Eragon, The Mighty Celt, Black & White (2002), Once Upon a Time In The Midlands, The 51st State,  There’s Only One Jimmy Grimble, The Beach, Angela’s Ashes. James Bond – The World Is Not Enough, Ravenous, Plunkett & Macleane, Face, The Full Monty, Trainspotting, Go Now, Priest (1995), Riff-Raff, Silent Scream
  • Irvine Welsh: Trainspotting
  • Pauline Turner: Young Adam, Martin Chuzzlewit (TV)
  • Scot Greenan: Macbeth (2015)
  • Gordon Kennedy: Tank 432, The Borderlands, Robin Hood (TV), With Or Without You, Just Like a Woman
  • James Cosmo: The Ten Bells, London Heist, Tomorrow (2017), Monochrome, Wonder Woman, Whiskey Galore (2017), Eliminators, Ben Hur (2016), Dark Signal, Project 12 – The Bunker, Breakdown (2016), The Legend of Barney Thompson, Estranged, The Christmas Candle, We Still Kill The Old Way, Citadel, Hammer Of The Gods, Get Lucky, Game Of Thrones (TV), Outcast, Donkeys, Half Light, The Chronicles Of Narnia – The Lion The Witch & The Wardrobe, Troy, The Four Feathers (2002), Once Upon a Time In The Midlands, The Match, Babe 2 (voice), Emma (1996), Trainspotting, Braveheart, Stormy Monday, Highlander
  • Shirley Henderson: On The Road – Wolf Alice, Urban Hymn, Bridget Jones 3, Tale of Tales,  Set Fire To The Stars, In Secret, Filth, The Look Of Love, EverydayAnna Karenina (2012), Meek’s Cutoff, Life During Wartime, Wild Child, Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day, Marie Antoinette, Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire, A Cock And Bull Story, Bridget Jones 2,  Yes, Intermission, Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself, Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets, Once Upon a Time In The Midlands, 24 Hour Party People, Bridget Jones’ Diary, The Claim (2000), Wonderland (2000), Topsy Turvy, Trainspotting, Rob Roy

NO FIXED ABODE (NFA)

5.5 out of 10

REVIEW COMING SOON

Release date: 29th November 2013 (DVD Premiere)

Director: Steven Rainbow (iWitness)

Cast: Patrick Baladi, Saskia Butler, Vicky Roberts, Laurence Saunders, Simon Lowe, Gabriel Paul, Sean Connolly, Ava Baladi and David Sterne

Writer: Steven Rainbow

Trailer: NO FIXED ABODE (NFA)

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A UNITED KINGDOM

5.5 out of 10

REVIEW COMING SOON

Release date: 25th November 2016

Director: Amma Assante (Where Hands Touch / Belle / A Way of Life)

Cast: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael, Vusi Kunene, Jack Lowden, Arnold Oceng, Terry Pheto, Jessica Oyelowo, Charlotte Hope, Abena Ayivor, Anton Lesser, Nicholas Rowe, Merveille Lukeba, Anastasia Hille, Theo Landey, James Northcote and Nicholas Lyndhurst

Writer: Guy Hibbert

Trailer: A UNITED KINGDOM

WHAT HAVE I SEEN THAT ACTOR IN BEFORE?

  • David Oyelowo: Nina, Queen of Katwe, Selma, Interstellar, A Most Violent Year, The Butler, Jack Reacher, Lincoln, The Paperboy, Red Tails, The Help, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, As You Like It (2006), The Last King of Scotland, The Best Man, A Sound of Thunder, Spooks (TV)
  • Rosamund Pike: Gone Girl, Hector & The Search For Happiness, What We Did On Our HolidayA Long Way DownThe World’s End, Jack Reacher, Johnny English 2, Wrath Of The Titans, Made In Dagenham, Surrogates, An Education, Doom, Pride & Prejudice (2005), James Bond – Die Another Day
  • Jack Davenport: The Tank, Kingsman – The Secret Service, Mother’s Milk, Pirates of the Caribbean 3, Pirates of the Caribbean 2, The Wedding Date, The Libertine, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Bunker, The Talented Mr Ripley, The Wisdom of Crocodiles
  • Tom Felton: Risen (2016), Against The Sun, In Secret, Belle, Rise Of The Planet of The Apes, The Disappeared, Get Him To The Greek, 13 HRs, Harry Potter 1-8, Anna and The King, The Borrowers (1997)
  • Laura Carmichael: Burn Burn Burn, Downton Abbey (TV)
  • Vusi Kunene: The First Grader, The Bang Bang Club, The King Is Alive, Cry The Beloved Country, The Air Up There
  • Jack Lowden: Calibre, England Is Mine, Dunkirk, Tommy’s Honour, Denial (2017), War and Peace (TV)
  • Arnold Oceng: Circle of Revenge, Brotherhood, The Good Lie, It’s a Lot, My Brother The Devil, Victim, Adulthood
  • Terry Pheto: Mandela – A Long Walk To Freedom, Catch a Fire, Tsotsi
  • Jessica Oyelowo: Sleepy Hollow
  • Abena Ayivor: Machine Gun Preacher, This Life (TV)
  • Anton Lesser: Allied, Flutter, Endeavour (TV), Game of Thrones (TV), Wolf Hall (TV), The Lady, Primeval (TV), Casualty 1909 (TV), Miss Potter, River Queen, Charlotte Gray, The Mill On The Floss (TV)
  • Nicholas Rowe: Old Boys, Eat Local, Snowden, Mr Holmes, Da Vinci’s Demons (TV), Dr Who (TV), Seed of Chucky, Nicholas Nickleby (2002), Enigma, Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, True Blue, Young Sherlock Holmes, Another Country
  • Merveille Lukeba: GBH, Skins (TV)
  • James Northcote: Wuthering Heights (2011)
  • Nicholas Lyndhurst: Goodnight Sweetheart (TV), New Tricks (TV), Rock and Chips (TV), Lassie (2005), Only Fools and Horses (TV), The Two of Us (TV), Butterflies (TV)

100 STREETS

5 out of 10

REVIEW COMING SOON

Release date: 11 November 2016

Director: Jim O’Hanlon (A Touch a Cloth (TV))

Cast: Idris Elba, Gemma Arterton, Charlie Creed-Miles, Franz Drameh, Kierston Wareing, Tom Cullen, Jo Martin, Kola Bokinni, Duayne Boachie, Ryan Gage with Ashley Thomas and Ken Stott

Writer: Leon Butler

Trailer: 100 STREETS

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ESSEX HEIST

2 out of 10

REVIEW COMING SOON

Release date: 23rd January 2016 (DVD Premiere)

Director: Steve Lawson (Hellriser / The Haunting of Annie Dyer / Footsoldier / Killer/Saurus  / The Silencer)

Cast: Glenn Salvage, Adam Collins, Marcus Langford, Dean Leon Finlan, Georgia Annable, Richard Carter with Raven Lee and Steven Dolton

Writer: Steve Lawson

Trailer: ESSEX HEIST

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Essex Heist is Steve Lawson‘s best film since his debut The Silencer. Yes you read that right. Maybe it’s because both of these feature my co-critic Matt Usher‘s favourite actor Glenn Salvage (NEVER LET GO) in, or is it just a sad fact that all Lawson’s films are a new order of terrible. The good thing about Steve Lawson‘s films is that he takes the craft very seriously. He know’s how to frame and light a shot, his camera angles and movements are very professional. Where he falls down, and he falls down further and harder than most is in his insistance on showing off his non-skills as a director/script writer. The actors, no matter how talented that may have been in other films, aren’t expert enough to make his scripts even remotely convincing. The storylines and their lines of dialogue are just shit and they sound  like they were written by someone who only vaguely understands the English language.

Jez (Salvage) runs a back street garage for paedophile gangster Terry Slade (STEVEN DOLTON – ROBERT 2). When he learns that Slade is transporting a million quid across town later that week he decides to plan a heist, a plan so devious even my dog could have decipered it. So feeble minded is the plan, and so drop dead dumb are the perpertrators that when it transpires that the booty has been swapped for SPOILER wads of paper the mechanics turn on one another, and the bodies stack higher.We are treated to a reasonably good martial arts fight near the end but on the whole this is 90 % cinematic torture by way of frontal lobotamy. Mind you the opening line where Jez introduces himself in an award winning (unintentional humour in the movies category award winner tm) is a classic… I won’t spoilt the line where he describes his Mum… Classic.

2 out 10 – For fans of Steve Lawson only…. hello! hello? Come back….

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A ROOM TO DIE FOR

4 out of 10

REVIEW COMING SOON

Release Date: 16th January 2016 (DVD Premiere)

Director: Devanand Shanmugam (Gangs of Tooting Broadway)

Cast: Loren Peta, Michael Lieber, Christopher Craig, Antonia Davies, Ben Ellis with Jon Campling and Vas Blackwood

Writer: Matthew J Gunn

Trailer: A ROOM TO DIE FOR

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