As a follow-up to The Town, Ben Affleck has ventured into the world 1980s CIA. His latest film Argo is based on the true story of combined CIA and Canadian operation to ‘extract’ American diplomatic personal out of revolutionary Iran.Cue dodgy fashion and facial hair, along with taut nerves and an explosive situation.
Ever wanted an outrageous opportunity just to prove yourself? Sony offered up a chance for film students to strut their filmy stuff with a challenge to create their own trailer for soon to be realised 3D flick Priest. Sounds good? They only had the nightime hours to do it before the top three where whisked off to LA to show their work to the Priest filmmakers themselves. How would you fare?
Morning Glory, staring Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Patrick Wilson and Jeff Goldblum and Rachel McAdams, was penned by the original screenwriter of the We Bought A Zoo adaptation of Ben Mee’s biography at Dartmoor Zoo, Aline Brosh McKenna.
‘When Time magazine called 3D “the future of movies”, we doubt this is what they had in mind,’ says the Jackass 3D blurb. And who would have thought that the hi-jinx and ‘daredevil comic antics’ of Johnny Knoxville and his cronnies could be any more in-your-face. Jackass 3D opens throughout the UK on November 5.
John Tomkins’ Like an Angel trailer has hit the screens and the film is set for its charity launch later this month.
The environmental lobby has been using film nights to disseminate information, stimulate debate and create a community. The South Devon Green Party are continuing in this vein with a screening of Rebecca Hosking’s The Future of Farming, at Totnes Civic Hall on Wednesday, June 2 at 7.30pm.
The Age of Stupid live film event, which aims to turn 250 millions viewers into climate activists, will take place at Plymouth Vue, Exeter Picturehouse and the Eden Project – as well as more than 60 participating cinemas and screenings throughout the UK on March 15.
Don’t you just hate it when some ogre pinches your cabbages?
Check out this trailer for the Chagford Filmmaking Group’s short film Peerifool, based on the Orkney fairytale of three little girls who outwit an ogre. [Read more…] about Peerifool trailer – the latest film from the Chagford Filmmaking Group
Working Title Films are looking for those who want to a career in film to apply for a year-long position at their London office. [Read more…] about Working Title Films career programme for film industry wannabes
Young filmmakers are being challenged to make an animated trailer to promote their favourite book.
Klaatu Barrada Nikto, might be something you’d expect John Cleese to have said back in his Python days. But the catchphase (!) is one that made the The Day the Earth Stood Still famous (or was it the other way round), and Sir Cleese (surely he’s been Knighted by now) plays Dr Barnhardt in the remake. We caught up with him (via a released interview) to find out more about his role in the film and the funny man’s future projects.
Gonzo – the documentary about Hunter S Thompson narrated by Johnny Depp, is out on December 19, we have the trailer.
Part one of Steven Soderbergh’s two-part Che Guevara staring Benicio Del Toro opens on January 1 (with part two hot on its heels on February 20) and we’ve got an early teaser trailer of the ‘epic’. [Read more…] about • CHE
Ben Stiller talks about Canadian Comedy in Megan Raney’s latest feature
It’s been almost a year since we told you about former Plymouth student Megan Raney’s latest feature documentary called The History Of Canadian Humour: If It’s Not Too Much Trouble (read our original story).
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The English Riviera International Comedy Film Festival has already hit the ground running with two showings of the Oska Bright films at South Devon College, but what chuckle fests in are in line for the rest of the week?
Did you know that the film Fly Me to the Moon “will break new ground as the first-ever computer animated film designed, created and produced from first frame, exclusively for the 3D experience?”
If only the former government operatives chosen for these films occasionally worked in the benefits or tax departments, then we’d know that the skills they acquired would be obfuscation, confusion and error in a mess of bureacratic intrigue, but no. In Taken, which opens on September 26, has Liam Neeson as a former government operative comes out of retirement and uses his extensive training to rescue his estranged daughter from a slave trade operation.
The View From Here, the South Devon celebration of film and moving image, is back for a week of superb events from December 1 to December 5, so leave a space in your diary.
Last year, one of the many highlights of the festival was the showing of Deep Water, the film about Donald Crowhurst’s attempt to circumnavigate the world – in Teignmouth, the town where he set off from (yup, that’s the trailer at the top of the page).
The sailer set off from the town, and after the show co-director Jerry Rothwell and Donald’s son Simon Crowhurst talked about the film and the events. It was the first time Simon had returned to the site where he waved his father goodbye.
Here’s a film of the Q&A which took place after the screening
(Do not adjust your sets, the film is dark)
A former government operative comes out of retirement and uses his extensive training to rescue his estranged daughter from a slave trade operation – and that’s all we know about the Luc Besson flick, Taken, which stars Liam Neeson and Famke Janssen and is out on September 26. And here’s the trailer.
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Burn After Reading is the next offering from the Coen brothers. It stars George Clooney, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt and Tilda Swinton and will be in cinemas from October 17. This dark spy-comedy doesn’t use the talents of Devon’s own Roger Deakins, DP, (who will be back with the Coens in 2009 with Hail Ceasar), but we still have the trailer for you to giggle over.
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The last time we saw Liv Tyler, she had pointy ears and a way with horses, but come the end of August she’s going to doing battle with three masked visitors in The Strangers. We’re sure the catch line of ‘Lock the door. Assume you’re safe’ will make an ass out of all of us (snarf, snarf). And since when did civility allow you to let masked strangers into your house? It’s ok as long as they take off their shoes, apparently. Sit back, watch the trailer and let the shivers go through you.
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Klaatu Barrada Nikto, as they say. Or Keanu, Bates, Jennifer Connelly, who are the headliners behind The Day the Earth Stood Still, which is coming to cinemas near you in December. Just for your delectation, we have the trailer. But what you have to decide is – environmental allegory or terrorist scaremongering?
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