Monday, 12 December 2011

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - World Premiere

David Fincher pulls off another masterpiece and Premiere Scene's Claire and Anthony Bueno couldn't wait to find out more about his adaptation of the first instalment of Stieg Larsson Millennium trilogy when they attended the World Premiere of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Stars of the show Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Stellan Skarsgård and screenwriter Steven Zaillian share with us their delight in working with the esteemed director and the retelling of what is essentially a great story!

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo reaches UK cinemas 
26th December

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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

The Thing 2011

August 1982, following previous success within the horror genre, director John Carpenter has just terrified audiences yet again across America this time with the release of his version of the Sci-Fi horror, The Thing. A film about a group of American scientists camped out and isolated in poor Antarctic conditions battling a deadly shape-shifting alien.

Fast forward nearly 30 years later and it would seem that man is still the warmest place to hide this time under the watchful eye of director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr for the 2011 prequel also entitled, The Thing.

Set days before the events that occurred in the original, van Heijningen Jr focuses on what did happen to the burnt out Norwegian camp loosely referred too, that left us with all those unanswered questions. Scott Pilgrim’s Mary Elizabeth Winstead joins the cast for this fresh approx to the franchise this time helming the flame thrower along with a new group of unsuspecting victims.

Being a keen lover of the Carpenter classic, I found this to be rather pleasing whilst paying tribute and honouring everything that had fans on the edge of their seats or reaching for the nearest pillow. I was equally impressed by the amount of thought that had gone into the writing process of how this film was going to deliver scenes which have become key moments in the story.

With certain elements in place such as the distinctive look of the creature, that awful screeching noise and signature theme tune, there is no reason why this won’t receive the same welcoming to the genre.

The Thing has crash landed and is now showing at cinemas across the UK.

Words by Mike Jonas

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Alvin and the Chipmunks 3 - Chipwrecked.

Premiere Scene’s Claire and Anthony Bueno were in a chipper mood as they attend the Special Screening of Alvin and the Chipmunks 3 - Chipwrecked!  Find out from the stars of TV and sport Devon Higgs, Jay Camilleri, Karen Hardy, LucyAlexander, Nicola McLean, Dalton Grant, Gail Porter and Philippa Forrester what they feel the magic is behind these successful films!

Alvin and the Chipmunks 3 - Chipwrecked will be released across the UK 
16th December 2011

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Monday, 28 November 2011

Hugo Royal Premiere

 A big day for Premiere Scene as Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno attend the Press Conference and Premiere of Martin Scorsese’s new masterpiece Hugo. Scorsese gives us his insightful view of 3D and Andy was on fine form interviewing writer of the book Brian Selznick, screenwriter John Logan, producer Graham King, actors Chloe Grace Moretz, Asa Butterfield and Sir Ben Kingsley.

HUGO reaches cinemas nationwide Friday 2nd December

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Sunday, 27 November 2011

British Academy Children Awards

Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno were honoured to attend the British Academy Children Awards 2011. Andy does a wonderful job catching up with a plethora of talent from Actors, Presenters and Musicians. Interviews with award nominees and award presenters include Warkwick Davis - Harry Potter, Ted Robbins - The Slammer, Tyger Drew Honey - Friday Download and Horrid Henry, Jemima Rooper, Sugar Babes Heidi Range, Richard McCourt & Dominic Wood - The Legend of Dick and Dom, Laura Hamilton, Ronni Ancona, , Sam Branson and Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp.

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Thursday, 24 November 2011

Puss in Boots

Bienbenidos viewers as Premiere Scene’s Claire and Anthony Bueno give a huge welcome to Latin lovelies Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek as they reach London for the UK Premiere of Puss In Boots. Find out from director Chris Miller and producer Latifa Ouaou what made this film so cinematic, Salma shares with us about her collaboration with Antonio and Señor Banderos still finds it hard to believe that Puss is one of his most successful characters ever!

PUSS IN BOOTS clawing it's way into cinemas 7th December

Puss In Boots Review
Words and photography Mike Jonas

Holy frijones…..from the creative minds of people that brought us Madagascar, Kung-Fu Panda and the many adventures of Shrek and Co. Dreamworks have worked their magic, waved their wands again to bring a new breed of hero to the big screen. This time in the form of that 2ft ginger cat known as “Puss in Boots”.
Set in the days before ever meeting Shrek, the story tells the tales of the felines own hair raising adventures, risking his many lives in order to save loved ones and reclaim his lost honour. Puss (voiced again by Antonio Banderas) goes in search of the giant’s castle in order to find and steal the mystical golden egg laying duck. With the help of Humpty Dumpty (Voiced by Hangovers Zach Galifianakis) and Kitty Softpaws (Voiced by Frida’s Salma Hayek), the trio find themselves in all sorts of dangers they must face along the way.

As you would expect the story features many other well-known film references and fairy-tale characters from Jack & Jill to Mother Goose to name a few that all kids and adults can relate too. With same impressive sword fights and fancy foot work on the dance floor, Puss brings it all and more. 

Presented in 3D, this film has proved anything is possible and there are no limits, raising the bar for any future animations that have to follow. The attention to detail and textures are truly amazing making you forget it’s an animation you’re actually watching.

If the film still hasn’t convinced you to purchase a ginger kitten for yourself by the time you’ve left the cinema, I don’t know what will. Filled with many laugh out loud moments, this is ideal for all the family and enough for adults to be happily entertained for 90 mins.

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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Resistance London Premiere

Premiere Scene’s Nicola Johnston and Anthony Bueno put their best foot forward as they attend the London Premiere of Resistance.  Attending were the writer of the novel and the screenplay Owen Sheers, director Amit Gupta and actors Sharon Morgan, Iwan Rheon, Tom Wlaschiha and Andrea Riseborough. Find out from the filmmakers about this wonderful  story set in an alternate recent history that explores what may have happened in World War II should the Germans have actually invaded Britain.

RESISTANCE reaches cinemas nationwide on Friday 25th November

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Happy Feet Two European Premiere

Put on your dancing shoes as Happy Feet Two received its European Movie Premiere in London. Film stars Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Sophia Vergara and director George Miller spoke to Premiere Scene interviewers Claire and Anthony Bueno about the reasons for recording the voices in Australia, how improvising was encouraged and how the film is enriched by 3D. 

HAPPY FEET TWO will be released in 3D in cinemas nationwide and 2D in select cinemas on 2 DECEMBER 2011

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Monday, 21 November 2011

My Week With Marilyn - UK Premiere

A plethora of Britain’s finest actors graced the red carpet to play homage to a Hollywood icon at the UK Premiere of My Week With Marilyn. Premiere Scene welcomes Nadia Attia to the team as and Claire Bueno brace themselves for some meaty interviews.  Director Simon Curtis, co-writer Adrian Hodges and producer David Parfitt join  a wonderful cast including Eddie Redmayne, Emma Watson, Kenneth Branagh, Philip Jackson, Miranda Raison, Toby Jones, Geraldine Somerville and Zoe Wannamaker as they share with us they’re thoughts of Ms Monroe, method acting and of course Colin Clark whose true story was the Hollywood dream. Diamonds maybe a girl’s best friend but this film is a gem any actress would be proud of!

MY WEEK WITH MARILYN opens in the UK & Ireland November 25th

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Friday, 18 November 2011

John Landis - Monsters in the Movies

Premiere Scene's Claire and Anthony Bueno popped down to London’s Forbidden Planet to talk to renowned Hollywood Director John Landis, to talk about his new book Monsters in the Movies.

Discover the history of monsters in the movies as seen through the eyes of filmmakers Christopher Lee, Joe Dante, David Cronenberg, Sam Rami, Guillermo Del Toro, Ray Harryhausen, Rick Baker and John Carpenter as they join John in conversation. And if pictures do paint a 1000 words then the amazing 1400 photographs certainly paint a true picture of the incarnations to which the silver screen has helped deliver our thrills and chills!

Monsters in the Movies has been published by DK and is available in all reputable book stores.

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Monday, 7 November 2011

Arthur Christmas World Premiere

The festive film season is upon us and Arthur Christmas is just the movie to get Santa geared up and raring to go. Premiere Scene’s Claire and Anthony Bueno attended the World Premiere to greet the stars and filmmakers as Wallace and Grommit’s Aardman animations join up with Sony to create a Christmas CG classic! Find out from writer/director Sarah Smith how  this live action idea became and animation, co-writer Peter Baynham on the writing style they applied this time, Aardman’s Nick Park on working with clay and  Grandsanta himself Bill Nighy, Extra’s Ashley  Jenson and child star Ramona Marquez  speak to us about how to lend your voice to an animation. Starlight founder Emma Samms tells us about the charity associated with today’s event and Nick Frost makes a surprise appearance!

ARTHUR CHRISTMAS is released in cinemas nationwide 11th November 2011

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

In Time UK Premiere

Premiere Scene’s Catherine Whale  and AnthonyBueno had all the time in the world for Cillian Murphy, Amanda Seyfried and Justin Timberlake as they attend the UK Premiere of their movie In Time.  Find out what our actors really feel about the aging process and especially in Hollywood.

IN TIME reaches cinemas nationwide 1 November 11

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Sunday, 30 October 2011


Day 8 had Premiere Scene's own shining light, Claire Bueno, double check her composure as we spoke to international superstar, George Clooney (The American, Up in the Air).

Clooney, absent from last year's BFI London Film Festival, was on hand to promote the first of his current two projects - The Ides of March. Clooney wrote the script and produced the movie with long-time collaborator and business partner, Grant Heslov. In addition to acting as the Presidential candidate Mike Morris, Clooney also directed the film.

The film is based on Baue Willimon's acclaimed play Farragut North. Rising-star Ryan Gosling (The Notebook, Drive) plays the central role of Stephen Myers, a junior political campaign manager doing what he can to climb the ladder.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

RA One UK Premiere

The crowds were going wild as the stars of Bollywood blockbuster RA One were in town promoting their sci fi superhero movie. Premiere Scene's Claire Bueno and Mike Jonas caught up with the cast and crew to find out more about this Bollywood ground breaking special effects movie. Interviews include Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Shahana Goswami, Anubhav Sinha, Sabu Cyril, Resul Pookutty, Armaan Verma.

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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

The Adventures of Tintin UK Premiere

Premiere Scene’s Claire and Anthony Bueno  were on their own adventure at the UK Premiere of The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn as they interview Tintinologist Michael Farr, actors Jamie Bell, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, writers Joe Cornish and Steven Moffat and visual effects guru Joe Letteri . Find out about working with the esteemed director Steven Spielberg, combining animation with motion capture and the joy of working on a movie based on the much loved comic books.

The Adventures of Tintin: 
The Secret Of The Unicorn 
is released in the UK & Ireland

26th October 2011

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Friday, 21 October 2011


Premiere Scene was both deeply shocked and incredibly impressed by Glaswegian director Lynne Ramsay's stunning movie We Need to Talk About Kevin. Adapted from American novelist Lionel Shriver's book of the same name, the film follows Eva played by Tilda Swinton (Young Adam, I am Love) attempt to regain control of her life after an unexplained tragedy. Intercut with this first story we follow the upbringing of Eva's son, Kevin, masterfully portrayed in his teenage years by relative newcomer Ezra Miller (Another Happy Day, The Perks of Being a Wallflower).

Ramsay (Ratcatcher, Morven Callar) directs with the confidence of a much more established, older director. We Need to Talk About Kevin isn't nessecarily a film that is "liked" as it is one that will make you think, talk and consider its premise for days afterward. An absolute must-see.

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Certainly the most impressive film of the festival so far, Premiere Scene attended the premiere of British star Ralph Fiennes' Coriolanus. Based on the Shakespeare play of the same name; Fiennes, who had played the role on stage a decade earlier, directed the film himself. Choosing to revise and revisit the material with a cutting-edge crew; including screenwriter John Logan (Any Given Sunday, Rango) and award-winning Hurt Locker DP Barry Ackroyd the film highlights many of Britain's current social-political problems.

Premiere Scene would also like to welcome presenter Nicola Johnstone who covered Tales of the Night by French director Michel Ocelot (Dragons et princesses, Azur & Asmar:The Princes' Quest). Ocelot gave us a gracious insight into his working methods before his animation was screened in 3D.

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Wednesday, 19 October 2011


On Day 4 things began to really heat up when we spoke to Oren Moverman (The Messenger) and Ben Foster (360, The Mechanic) about their blsitering cop/crime commentry Rampart featuring Woody Harrelson in the main role. Rampart digs into the events of the late 90's LAPD corruption scandal.

Director Christoph Hochhausler's (Unter dir die Stadt) film One Minute of Darkness, part of the Dreileben trilogy involving German filmmakers Christian Petzold (Beats Being Dead) and Dominik Graf (Don't Follow Me Around) Hochhausler's film features a fugitive on the run played by Stefan Kurt (Ein tick Anders, Der Verdingbub). The director was quick to inform us that each film can viewed as a separate entity or in order as part of the interlinking narrative.

Premiere scene is also lucky enough to speak to New York filmmaker Dee Rees about Pariah, her first feature based on a short she made to fund this film. Her film, shot by Bradford Young (Restless City), won the Sundance Cinematography award. Her film explores a young Brooklyn teenager coming out to her family and friends.

Finally Julia Loktev (Day Night Day Night) presented her film The Loneliest Planet inspired by her own travelling experiences traveling in Georgia. The couple presented in the film are played by Gael Garcia Bernal (Regret Not Speaking, A Little Bit of Heaven)and Hani Furstenberg (Morning, Ahar Kach Nechaven La Yareah).

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Day three showcased stunning British films from Turner Prize winning artist Steve McQueen (Hunger) and legendary documentry filmmaker Nick Broomfield (Ghosts).

Shame features Micheal Fassbender (Jane Eyre, A Dangerous Method) whom McQueen had worked with previously on his debut film Hunger. Shame features Brandon (Fassbinder), a young professional suffering from sex addiction. His sexual routines is disturbed by his younger sister, played by Carey Mulligan (Never Let Me Go, Drive) who decides to stay with him.

Premiere scene also spoke with Nick Broomfield and Joan Churchill (Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer) about their scathing Sarah Palin critique: Sarah Palin: you betcha! Both Nick and Joan were delighted to discuss the complexities of choosing such a high-profile Political subject with us; going into great detail about the reasons for making the film and the response from the Palin Camp.

Watch Nick Broomfield and Joan Churchill tell us about Sarah Palin: you Betcha!

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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

55th BFI London Film Festival launches!

Premiere Scene is delighted to be back on the red carpet for the 55th BFI London Film Festival. The festival opened with City of God director Fernando Mierelles' new film 360 featuring a massive cast of international superstars, fantastic global locations and a stunning stand-out performance form Sir Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs, Thor) as a father who has lost touch with his daughter.

The follows five sets of characters across several continents, all the stories interlink in some way proving it really is a small world after all.

The film's ensemble cast include Jude Law (Contagion, Anna Karenina) and Rachael Weisz (The Fountain, The Deep Blue Sea) as a couple in a troubled marriage and American actor Ben Foster (The Mechanic, Rampart) in a considered performance a former sex-offender.

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A host of international films represented include Sundance smash Like Crazy. Director Drake Doremus (Douchebag) was on hand to discuss the merits of shooting in London; while Sundance best actress winner, Felicity Jones (Chalet Girl, Albatross) spoke to us about working alongside the films male lead, Anthon Yelchin (Star Trek, Fright Night).

Premiere Scene's Claire and Anthony Bueno spoke to Spanish filmmaker Alberto Morais (Un lugar en el cine) about his second feature film Las Olas (The Waves). The film picked-up twice at the Moscow Film Festival. Carlos Alvarez-Novoa (Gran reserva, Flesh Memories) delivers the award-winning central performance as ageing-narcoleptic-widower, Miguel.

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Brazilian Horror movie Hard Labour (Trabalhar Cansa) director Marco Dutra (Alice: O Primeiro Dia do Resto de Minha Vida) was on-hand to discuss working with his co-director Juliana Rojas (Desassossego). The film's star, Helena Albergaria (As Sombras), was delighted to return to London for the premiere, having studied here previously.

We also spoke with actresses Donatella Finocchiaro (Senza arte ne parte, Sulla strada di casa) and Martina Codecasa (I am love, sul mare) who star in Italian social/political drama Terrafirma.

View red carpet interviews from BFI LFF Day 3

Last up is Icelandic drama Volcano (Eldfjall), directed by Runar Runnarson. Runnarson secured interest via his powerful short Two Birds and spoke of the challenge he found shooting a feature film in comparison with filming a short subject.

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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Demons Never Die UK Premiere

Prepare to be thrilled and chilled as Premiere Scene's Claire and Anthony Bueno attend the UK Premiere of contemporary, stylish slasher movie Demons Never Die.  Director Arjun Rose exclusively shares the true inspiration behind this film, executive producer Idris Elba reveals his pride in seeing the film completed and ready for the big screen and actors Jason Maza, Reggie Yates, Shanika Warren-Markland, Arnold Oceng, Femi Oyeniran, Montana Manning, Andrew Ellis and Jack Doolan tell us about the richness of the characters, working as an ensemble and being part of a film that appeals to wide audience. 

DEMONS NEVER DIE is released in cinemas 28th October

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