Thursday, 19 December 2013

The Harry Hill Movie - World Premiere interviews inc Harry Hill, Julie Walters & Sheridan Smith

There were plenty of laughs to be had at the World Premiere of The Harry Hill Movie and Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno had an open mike ready to interview Harry Hill, Julie Walters, Sheridan Smith, Jim Broadbent, Julian Barratt, folk group The Magic Numbers and director Steve Bendelack. Join us as we ask Harry Hill about performing on film instead of TV;  Julie Walters about her roller coaster experience; Sheridan Smith playing Hill’s love interest; Jim Broadbent about this unique comedy; Julian Barratt about his method approach to performing as a Shell King and The Magic Numbers about writing and performing in a comedy.


THE HARRY HILL MOVIE IS IN CINEMAS 20TH DECEMBER

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British Cinema Classic, Tom Jones, Celebrates 50th Anniversary




 Starring: Albert Finney, Susannah York, George Devine, Rachel Kempson, Angela Baddeley
Feature Running Time:  121 minutes
Certificate: PG

One of the greatest British films of all time, Tony Richardson’s, Academy Award© winning, TOM JONES, starring Albert Finney, celebrates its 50th anniversary.

The 1963 British film was a critically acclaimed box office hit.  Tom Jones went on to win four Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, and Original Score and is still upheld as a landmark piece of British filmmaking.  It’s director, Tony Richardson was voted by the BFI as one of the greatest British filmmakers of the Twentieth Century. Richardson’s illustrious body of work includes the ground-breaking and genre defining titles: Look Back in Anger; Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner; A Taste of Honey and The Entertainer starring Laurence Olivier in one of his most powerful performances. These cinematic gems are all part of the classic Woodfall Film Library.
TOM JONES is an adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic novel and is a rousing, bawdy comedy about a young man's ribald adventures in 18th-century England, Albert Finney is splendidly hilarious in the title role of a charming womanizer. An international hit, the film was written by acclaimed playwright, John Osborne and noted for its unusual comic style often breaking the forth wall to include the audience.  For the 1989 reissue/restoration, the director trimmed approx. 7 minutes from the original.

Woodfall Film Productions were synonymous with the new British cinema of the sixties, pioneers of the new ‘Kitchen Sink’ dramas and launched the careers of some of the best British actors and directors of our time.

Tom Jones is available to rent or buy on iTunes and distributed by MGM.


Sunday, 15 December 2013

Walking With Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie - interviews inc Amanda Hill and UK celebrities John Craven, Bill Bailey, Harry Hickles & Kevin Adams.

At the Gala Screening of Walking With Dinosaurs - The 3D Movie Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno were talking the talk and not walking the walk with the film’s producer Amanda Hill and UK celebrities John Craven, Bill Bailey, Harry Hickles and Kevin Adams. Join us as we ask Amanda Hill how they created the animation that sees for the first time we see dinosaurs emoting expressions and we ask John Craven, Bill Bailey, Harry Hickles and Kevin Adams about our love of dinosaurs.


WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: THE 3D MOVIE 
will be released across the UK and Ireland from the 
20th December 2013

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

16th Moët BIFA Awards 2013 Highlights

 

The Moët British Independent Film Awards (MBIFA) was certainly the place to be on Sunday 8th December as we celebrate the beauty and creativity of Indi Filmmaking. Here are some of the highlights of the Premiere Scene interviews.

Arrivals






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Winners






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Wednesday, 4 December 2013

The Railway Man - UK Premiere interviews include Colin Firth and Jeremy Irvine

Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno were on the right track as they interview actors Colin Firth, Jeremy Irvine, Sam Reid, Tanroh Ishida, director Jonathan Teplitzky, producer Bill Curbishley, screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce and prisoner of war veteran Eric Adie at the UK Premiere of The Railway Man. Join us as we were honoured to ask Eric Adie about what it was like to forcibly work on Thai / Burma railway during World War II; Colin Firth about the theme of forgiveness; Jeremy Irvine about capturing Eric Lomax and Colin Firth’s mannerisms; Sam Reid about the depth of his research into Death Railway; Tanroh Ishida about how he approached his part; Frank Cottrell Boyce about how he adapted Lomax’s book;  Jonathan Teplitzky about how the performances  emotionally affected him during filming and Bill Curbishley about how this is a story that should never be forgotten.
THE RAILWAY MAN is released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 
1 January, 2014.
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Monday, 2 December 2013

Homefront - Gala Screening interviews Tamer Hassan, Ianthe Rose Cochrane-stack and Wretch 32.

At the Gala Screening of Jason Statham’s new movie Homefront and we spoken to some more home grown talent including Tamer Hassan, Ianthe Rose Cochrane-stack and Wretch 32 who where all looking forward to the film. Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno interview Tamer Hassan about his new role in Dracula, Ianthe Rose Cochrane-stack and Wretch 32 about what we love about the action hero.


HOMEFRONT OPENS 6TH DECEMBER 2013

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THE LONDON FILM ACADEMY PRESENTS A CELEBRATION OF THE KING BY CAMPBELL MITCHELL

 

Photographer Campbell Mitchell launches VIVA, his first solo photographic exhibition in London, at the Rich Mix Arts Centre on December 5th, celebrating both the glitz and glamour of the UK Elvis Tribute Artists and the staggering impact that Elvis Presley continues to have upon us, thirty six years after his death.
 
Presented by London’s leading film school, the London Film Academy, with whom Campbell has a long-standing relationship, VIVA showcases the devotion and obsession of Elvis fans and their musical tribalism that has become a religion. The photographs detail the mania of fans at the Elvis Tribute events and, exclusively reveal homes of some of the most obsessive fans in the country – people who have turned their entire houses into shrines to their idol.
 
Campbell spent many nights documenting various Elvis Tribute Acts – attending the Elvis Four Nations competition and following one of the biggest ETAs - the consummate former World Champion Elvis Tribute Act, Mr. Johnny Lee Memphis. The resulting images are of performers in full flight, in custom-made costumes – channelling the power and pomp of one of the twentieth century’s most electrifying and charismatic stage performers.  It was during these concerts that the focus of VIVA began to shift has Campbell spent more and more time with the fans.
 
The final piece of VIVA focuses on the vast merchandising industry that keeps Elvis near the top of the show business earnings list decades after his death.  This stream of novelty items and memorabilia is bought by obsessive fans, desperate to get close to the object of their devotion.  The photographs show a distorted and nakedly commercial side to the King’s legacy.
 

Viva runs from 6th- 29th December at the RichMix Gallery, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Saving Santa - Gala Screening interview with Noel Clarke

There was every reason to be animated as filmmaker Noel Clarke attends the Gala Screening of Saving Santa and feeling full of festive cheer Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Mike Jonas wanted to hear all about it. Join us as we ask Noel Clarke about his first experience in lending his voice to an animation for the part of Snowy.


“Saving Santa” opens in cinemas on 29th November 2013

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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Powder Room - World Premiere Interviews Sheridan Smith, Jaime Winstone, Kate Nash, Riann Steele, Sarah Hoare, Fake Club, Mj Delany & Damian Jones.

There was undeniable girl power at the Haymarket as actresses Sheridan Smith, Jaime Winstone, Kate Nash, Riann Steele, Sarah Hoare, director Mj Delany, producer Damian Jones and Rock Musicians Fake Club attend the World Premiere of Powder Room and Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Mike Jonas wanted to interview them all about it. Join us as we ask the films leading lady Sheridan Smith about the challenges of playing a conflicted character; Jaime Winstone about playing a part you could have fun with; Kate Nash about who she based her character on;  Riann Steele and Sarah Hoare on their approach to performing comedy;  Fake Club about the music they provided, Mj Delany about the creative challenge of ladies nightclub toilet being it’s primary location and Damian Jones what is was about seeing the play that inspired him.


Powder Room will be released in cinemas across the UK by VERTIGO FILMS on 
6th December 2013

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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

BAFTA Children Awards 2013 - Winners

Winners

Childrens BAFTAS 2013 Winner - CBeebies Ugly Duckling


At the BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno had the pleasure of interviewing the Pre-School Live Action winners for Ugly Duckling.

Childrens BAFTAS 2013 Winners Operation Ouch


At the BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno had the pleasure of interviewing the Best Factual winners for Operation Ouch.

Childrens BAFTAS 2013 Winners Kinect Sesame Street TV


At the BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno had the pleasure of interviewing the Multiplatform winners for Kinect Sesame Street TV.

Childrens BAFTAS 2013 - Steve Backshall


At the BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno had the pleasure of interviewing Steve Backshall who was presenting an award.

Children’s BAFTAS 2013 Winner  - Bobby Lockwood


At the BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno had the pleasure of interviewing Winner of best performer Bobby Lockwood.

Children’s BAFTAS 2013 - BAFTA Kids’ Vote - Game Winner Despicable Me: Minion Rush


At the BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno had the pleasure of interviewing BAFTA Kids Vote - Game Winner Despicable Me: Minion Rush.

Children’s BAFTAS 2013 - BAFTA Kids’ Vote - Film Winner Despicable Me: Minion Rush


At the BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno had the pleasure of interviewing BAFTA Kids Vote - Film Winner Despicable Me: Minion Rush.

Childrens BAFTAS 2013 BAFTA Kids' Vote - Website Winners Bin Weevils


At the BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno had the pleasure of interviewing BAFTA Kids Vote - Website Winner Bin Weevils.

Abi Alton Interview - BAFTAS Children Award 2013 


At the BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno had the pleasure of interviewing X-Factor contestant Abi Alton who was in attendance to present an award.

Morwenna Banks Interview - BAFTAS Children Award 2013  


At the BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno had the pleasure of interviewing animation voice artist Morwenna Banks who was in attendance to present an award.

Childrens BAFTAS 2013 Winners Room on the Broom


At the BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno had the pleasure of interviewing Winners of the Best Animation for Room on the Broom.

Myleene Klass Interview - BAFTA Children Awards 2013


At the BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno had the pleasure of interviewing presenter and musician Myleene Klass who was in attendance to present and award.
 

Childrens BAFTAS 2013 Winners The Dumping Ground


At the BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno had the pleasure of interviewing Winners of the Best Drama for The Dumping Ground.



Childrens BAFTAS 2013 Winners Share a Story


At the BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno had the pleasure of interviewing Winners of the Best Short Form for Share a Story.

Biddy Baxter Interview - BAFTA Children Awards 2013



At the BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno had the pleasure of interviewing Blue Peter program developer Biddy Baxter who was in attendance to receive a ‘Special Award’.

BAFTA Children's Awards 2013 - Arrivals

Arrivals

Henry Winkler Interview - BAFTA Children Awards 2013


At the BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno had the pleasure of interviewing childhood hero Henry Winkler aka The Fonz who was in attendance to present and an award.

Sir David Attenborough Interview - BAFTA Children Awards 2013 


At the BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno had the pleasure of interviewing TV pioneer Sir David Attenborough who was in attendance to present and an award to Blue Peter developer Biddy Baxter.

Biddy Baxter Interview - BAFTA Children Awards 2013


At the BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno had the pleasure of interviewing Blue Peter program developer Biddy Baxter who was in attendance to receive a ‘Special Award’.

Natalie Gumede & Artem Chigvintsev Interview - BAFTA Children Awards 2013 


At the BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno had the pleasure of interviewing actress and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Natalie Gumede and dance partner Artem Chigvintsev.

Georgia May Foote - Interview - BAFTA Children Awards 2013


At the BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno had the pleasure of interviewing actress and Coronation Street star Georgia May Foote who was in attendance to present and award for ‘Best Animation’

  Barney Harwood - Interview - BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Arrivals


At the BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno had the pleasure of interviewing Blue Peter Presenter Barney Harwood who was nominated for award for ‘Best Presenter’.

Sam Nixon & Mark Rhodes - Interview - BAFTA Children Awards 2013


At the BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno had the pleasure of interviewing Sam Nixon & Mark Rhodes who were award nominates for Best Presenter and Best Entertainment show for Big Friday Wind Up.

Shappi Khorsandi Interview - BAFTA Children Awards 2013


At the BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno had the pleasure of interviewing Shappi Khorsandi who was in attendance to present an award.

Jonnie Peacock Interview - BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Arrivals


At the BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno had the pleasure of interviewing paralympian Jonnie Peacock who was in attendance to present an award.

Peter Serafinowicz Interview - BAFTA Children Awards 2013 


At the BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno had the pleasure of interviewing actor Peter Serafinowicz who was in attendance at the prestigious awards.

Aimee Kelly Interview - BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Arrivals


At the BAFTA Children Awards 2013 Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno had the pleasure of interviewing Wolf Blood actress Aimee Kelly who was nominated for Best Performer Award.



Friday, 22 November 2013

Breakfast With Jonny Wilkinson World Premiere Interviews Simon Sprackling, Chris England, George MacKay, Norman Pace, Beth Cordingly and Gina Varela and Lawrence Dallaglio

Premiere Scene Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno were drop kicked into the Empire Leicester Square to interview Simon Sprackling, Chris England, George MacKay, Norman Pace, Beth Cordingly and Gina Varela and Lawrence Dallaglio about their charming British Comedy influenced by a glorious moment in sporting history the 2003 Rugby World Cup, Breakfast With Jonny Wilkinson. Join us as we ask director Simon Sprackling, about making a play cinematic, writer Chris England about adapting his play for the screen, actors George MacKay, Norman Pace, Beth Cordingly and Gina Varela about their well written parts and the fun they had working as an ensemble and we ask Rugby player Lawrence Dallaglio about his charity the Dallaglio Foundation.


BREAKFAST WITH JONNY WILKINSON reaches UK Cinemas 
22nd November

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Sunday, 17 November 2013

Frozen - Special Celebrity Screening - interviews include Stacey Solomon; George Sampson; Will Mellor; Patrick George and Mark Anderson; and Luisa Zissman

Disney’s innovation never ceases to amaze and thrill and the animation powerhouse won’t disappoint with their latest film Frozen. Based on the Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen audiences will be transported into the magic of a winter wonderland containing all you need to entertain; a great story, comedy, music, floored characters and 3D animation to be envied.

Join Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno as they interview a host of UK celebrities including Stacey Solomon; George Sampson; Will Mellor; Patrick George and Mark Anderson; and Luisa Zissman as we find out about what it is they love about Disney.


Frozen is released on 6th December

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Thursday, 14 November 2013

Thor: The Dark World Review

Worlds Mike Jonas


Thor - The Dark World or what many are referring to as Thor 2 or T2 (Not to be confused now with Schwarzenegger’s Terminator) marks the return of Marvel’s favourite lighting god in this sequel that like the first is out of this world. As in the spirit of“Iron Man 3” released earlier this year, Thor also follows on from the havoc featured at the end (for those who still haven’t seen it I won’t spoil it) in last year’s international blockbuster “Avengers Assemble”. Set two years after the original, Thor again reprised by Australian heartthrob Chris Hemsworth chosen to weld the mystical hammer Mjölnir now faces a new adversary, Malekith (Doctor Who’s Christopher Eccleston) that sees him torn between his honour towards Asgard, protecting old friends and saving other realms within the endless universe.

Now not that I didn't enjoy watching Thor doing what he does best and at 112mins there's plenty of it to keep you entertained, but let's be honest the real pleasure comes from watching his misguided half brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) getting up to things he shouldn't. Tom's performance is hard to ignore giving the British actor an upper hand to make a bigger impact when finally given his allotted screen time which some might say he deserved more off having proved himself more than worthy in Thor and Avengers.

I don’t know about anyone else but when I think of a Marvel film, one of the main drawing points for me is that there filmed in and around America, giving it that over the top wow factor reflexing what’s shown in the comic books. Unfortunately with some of this film now set and located in different parts of London to include the return of Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) can’t say it had the same affect, if completely honest couldn’t wait for it to get back to things occurring in one of the other realms.       

Viewers will be pleased to know TDW also sees other familiar faces making a return Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård,Kat Dennings, Jaimie Alexander and Rene Russo.

Like other Marvel films it wouldn’t be the same without some sort of surprise which will leave viewers squealing with delight and in this there are a few to look out for. Everyone will know by now to hang about for the one at the end of the credits, but as for the rest lets see how much attention you’re really paying to everything that’s going on.  

As with most films now released, the natural expectation when having the chance to see it in 3D is does it do the film any justice and are you getting value for money. Firstly I think it's important to remember what your thoughts are on this before watching it in this format, if you haven't enjoyed it for other films, chances are you'll be looking for things to complain about. This for me though ticked all the boxes as I imagined it would making the overall experience as pleasant as it could be. Anyone that read my review for "The Wolverine" earlier this year will know I won't defend 3D if it doesn't deserve it, which on that occasion it didn't due to areas becoming too blurred at times making it difficult to appreciate.   






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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

The Counsellor Review






Words Nicola Johnston

What is the purpose of art? A film? A painting? A poem? A song? A dance? A play? Whatever form of art it is, surly the answer is to provoke thought, and this film does just that.

The first thing that struck me about this film was its poster, the cast all looking extremely polished and airbrushed, cartoon like in a way, unreal and perfect, and then you see Michel Fassbender’s face and its quite different, his lines, broken veins and stubble are on full show, real and raw and more importantly believable.

Sitting down and watching the film was very interesting because there is no time spent on leading you into who these people are, no backstory is given, unless you have seen the short clips on YouTube that is, which I hadn’t seen. You are literally dropped with a thud, into the lives of these people. The clever result being that it makes you think and ask questions right from the start. What’s going on? And that is something you continue to ask yourself the whole way through the film, and long after you leave the cinema. 

It is a film that provokes thought and debate.  You are forced into this uneasy sense of not quite knowing what is going to happen next. The questions of, who are these people? Why do they do what they are doing?  And What for? Are questions that hang heavily from start to finish? Money, greed and power seem to be the objective and why they do it seems to be out of boredom or out of survival or perhaps it is just that human instinct is at play.

It is of course human instinct to always want more, make something better and to take risks. Ambition can be a very dangerous drive, just look at what happens to Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, when they know that they are damned. It seems to me that one of the strongest themes in The Counsellor, is that it’s all ok until its not, and then the smallest things are the most important of all, and none of those things ever cost any money at all.  The act of breathing becomes sacred and one last smile or kiss from the one you love becomes worth more than all the gold in the world.

I admire Cormac McCarthy’s screenplay because he writes for his actors, and they must have enjoyed every second working with this incredible script and on their characters, because their imaginations would have been in full working mode.  Nothing is given to them on a plate and no spoon-feeding has been offered, to them or to us the audience. It is a true ensemble piece of work.

 Why do people do what they do? Sometimes there are no easy answers, or in some cases no answer at all. Life can be cruel, the survival of the fittest and with the human race unlike the animal kingdom, we have to contend with money, success and greed. The more money you have, the more power you have, and the further away from nature and what is real you can become if you’re not extremely mindful.

This film looks at the individual choices we make, the decisions we come to and ultimately what we choice to do or not to do, is what maps out our lives, however our choices and decisions also always have consequences and ultimately always effect others.  It is very selfish and also pretty naive to think if we make mistakes we only have ourselves to blame because it will always affect someone else. We are left asking ourselves the question, why did I do that? Why was I so stupid? Or is it that we do not all deserve a happy ending. Is it true we all must pay for our sins, or at least pay for our actions?

The Counsellor  stopped production for two weeks so that Ridley Scott could mourn his brother and the film seems to be very much in his brother Tony Scott’s style, operatic and stylized, wild and somewhat over the top but covered and splashed in such beauty. The movement and pace of the film are like a ballet, the costumes are full of detail, each and every one of them support and represent the character who wears them to perfection. 

The characters are presented to us, as are the world in which they live, and then its up to us the audience to judge for ourselves, to go away and have a conversation about what we have seen, whether it be good or bad, I am sure that this is a film that will make you talk about it, which really is the highest of achievements any filmmaker could hope to achieve. I wont be giving any spoilers about the film, we all have to make up our own minds, but as far as the art of filmmaking goes this is a brilliant piece of work, which is executed to the highest of standards, full of thought, detail and brutal honesty. How much do you value your life and the lives of others and what happens when you sell your soul to the devil? 

When I came home after seeing this film, I re-watched Jonny Depp’s masterpiece “The Brave” and also re-read Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” so I was certainly inspired.  The power of Seneca and that of Greek Tragedy was that the violence and murders all happened off stage and the chorus described to the audience the brutality that had taken place, in this film you have this powerful tool in the writing, in which we the audience get to imagine what is being described to us. The hunter always gets it’s pray in the end, but how long will it play and toy with it first is the question? And for the pray, if only it had stayed hidden or in its natural habitat perhaps it might have lived to see another day but then again temptation is very hard to ignore and evolution can be constructive but also terrifyingly destructive. 
 
It’s a challenging film, with brilliant writing, its new and its different, it was shot in seven weeks, its stressful, it funny, its painful, its entertaining and now its up to you to go and see it or not, and ultimately make up your own mind.




THE COUNSELLOR reaches cinemas nationwide November 14th
 
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Thursday, 31 October 2013

Nic Roeg & Alice Lowe Present the Audience Award to ‘Street Fighter’ at the LFA Graduation Ceremony

 
Last night marked the annual LFA Graduation Ceremony at the BFI Southbank co-hosted by Director, Nic Roeg and Actress & Screenwriter, Alice Lowe, with the principals of the London Film Academy, Anna MacDonald & Daisy Gili.
Street Fighter’ was the audience award-winning short film directed by LFA Filmmaking Diploma student, Emanuele Gabbi. The film tells the story of a character fighting for something that was never his to win.


London Film Academy, the UK’s most unique and innovative film school, generates graduates who make up the life-blood of the British Film Industry and is Britain’s only female-run film school, operating as a not-for-profit trust.
Founded and run by co-principals Anna MacDonald and Daisy Gili, filmmakers in their own right, they recently set up their own production company.

 “It’s so full of original an imaginative work (graduation screenings), it is like a production company of its own…truly, I have never seen such a programme of terrific movies.” Nicolas Roeg
“LFA is a much-needed addition to training for an industry that needs all the talent and skills it can get.” Lord Puttnam


Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Dom Hemingway - European Premiere - Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, director Richard Shepard and Producer Jeremy Thomas

It was safe to say that we were going to have a cracking time at the European Premiere of Dom Hemingway and Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno were released from Leicester Square to the Curzon Mayfair to interview actors Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, director Richard Shepard and Producer Jeremy Thomas. Join us as we ask Jude Law about the clever use of dialogue for a part where you’d least expect it; Richard E. Grant about the qualities his role of Dickie brings to the film; Richard Shepard about a story based on the criminal rather that the crime and Jeremy Thomas about why this film in particular needed and actor that has great versatility.


DOM HEMINGWAY IS IN CINEMAS 15th NOVEMBER

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Friday, 25 October 2013

Thor: The Dark World Press Conference - Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Christopher Eccleston, Alan Taylor, Kevin Feige


An out of this world cast  including Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston & Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Christopher Eccleston and crew including director Alan Taylor and producer Kevin Feige all landed at The Dorchester Hotel for the Press Conference of Thor: The Dark World and Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno were ready to give them a thunderous welcome. Join us as the jovial actors Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston speak of the reprising of their roles of Thor and Loki;   Natalie Portman and Kat Dennings share their experiences on returning back to Marvel universe; Christopher Eccleston talks of his part as Malekith and filmmakers Alan Taylor and producer Kevin Feige give us an insight into what audiences may expect from this much anticipated movie.

Thor: The Dark World Press Conference  Part 1


Thor: The Dark World Press Conference  Part 2


Thor: The Dark World Press Conference  Part3


Thor: The Dark World Review 

Words by William McLaughlan

Thor: The Dark World expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe massively and heavily develops the relationship between part-time Avenger and full-time hero Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and his Machiavellian, skulking brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston).

Producer Kevin Feige and director Alan Taylor are clearly aware of what their audience want and deliver it successfully. The tempestuous sibling rivalry grounds the film, developing a highly engaging human story within the larger, fantastical backdrop.  The film is certainly the most amusing from Marvel Studios since Jon Favreau’s first two Iron Man movies; this is heavily played up with a great sense of spontaneity in terms of the delivery of the humour. Interestingly the baddie here is the best Marvel has offered us so far. Christopher Eccleston sizzles as the twisted Dark Elf Malekith. By treating the antagonist so seriously the stakes are raised with Loki specifically becoming a substantially more complex character as a result.

Thor: The Dark World does fall short on several fronts.  Firstly the 3D is poor and unnecessary.  It was distracting and added no sense of place or depth until the final showdown between Thor and Malekith which was impressive.

Gone is the ambitious, stylish cinematography of Haris Zambarloukos, who shot the first film with its distinctive forty-five degree angle Dutch shots. This time round the filmmakers are pushing a ‘grittier’ Lord of the Rings/Game of Thrones look – one that to me felt totally out of place with the humorous, comic book story and certainly a style so over-done it felt like watching a TV show at points. The unbelievable make-up, costuming and art direction totally carry this film visually.

Ultimately Thor: The Dark World is at its best when stars Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston are on screen. Likewise the geek in-jokes are superb and reward filmgoers who’ve watched the other Marvel Studios films. The special effects are incredible however the story slows significantly during some of the more spectacular sequences and the poor 3D is very disruptive visually.  Certainly worth catching if you like either lead or any of the other Marvel films. By the way, I’m Team Loki.

“Thor: The Dark World” opens in cinemas on 30th October 2013

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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

It’s A Lot - World Premiere Interviews

At the World Premiere of It’s A Lot Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno had a lot of fun interviewing Femi Oyeniran, Red Madrell, Roxy Sternberg, Charley Palmer Merkell,  Jack Doolan, Roxanne Pallett, Sarah-Jane Crawford, Stephen Marcus, Chizzy Akudolu and . Join us as we ask Femi Oyeniran about the moral of the story and his first time as a director and cast Red Madrell, Roxy Sternberg, Charley Palmer Merkell, Jack Doolan, Roxanne Pallett, Sarah-Jane Crawford, Stephen Marcus and Chizzy Akudolu about their characters, the script and how much fun they had working and supporting Femi.


IT'S A LOT is released in cinemas 25th October 2013

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Friday, 18 October 2013

One Chance - European Premiere - interviews include James Cordon and Alexandra Roach

At the European Premiere of the inspiring story of Britain’s Got Talent singer Paul Potts; One Chance Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and William McLaughlan seized the moment to interview James Cordon, Alexandra Roach, Colm Meaney, Valeria Bilello and David Frankel.  Join us as we ask actors James Cordon about performing Nessun Dorma, Alexandra Roach about her first leading role, colm Meaney about the inspiring true story, Valeria Bilello about acting in her first English language  film and director David Frankel about his renewed interest in Opera.


ONE CHANCE IS IN CINEMAS 25th October

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Friday, 11 October 2013

Prince Avalanche - Press Junket interview with David Gordon Green

Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno was looking forward to interviewing director David Gordon Green when he was in the UK promoting Prince Avalanche. Join us as we ask about the influence of Icelandic film Either Way (Á annan veg) and the refreshing ensemble but not of the two characters played beautifully by Paul Rudd (Alvin) and Emile Hirsch (Lance) but of the characters, location and music. We also ask how the fire destroyed, baron landscape of Bastrop, Texas affected the performances of the actors and how an unlikely resident of the area turned out to be a star performer!


Prince Avalanche reaches UK cinemas 18th October

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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa - Gala Screening - Interviews include Johnny Knoxville

Premiere Scene's Anthony Bueno and William McLaughlan were on hand at Odeon Covent Garden to interview Bad Grandpa director Jeff Tremaine (Jackass 3D, Loiter Squad) and the film's stars Johnny Knoxville (Jackass, Movie 43) who plays the Bad Grandpa Irving Zisman and Jackson Nicoll (Fun Size, The Fighter) playing Billy, Zisman's naughty grandson and partner in crime. Jeff Tremain, who has been making films with Johnny Knoxville since Jackass, spoke about the development and execution of the concept and how much he enjoyed working with young actor Jackson Nicoll.

BAD GRANDPA will be released in the UK and Ireland Wednesday 23rd October 2013

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Monday, 7 October 2013

Ender’s Game - interviews inc Sir Ben Kingsley, Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Gavin Hood, Bob Orci and Gigi Pritzker

At an exclusive panel talk for Ender’s  Game an out of this world cast and crew including Sir Ben Kingsley, Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld,  Gavin Hood, Bob Orci and Gigi Pritzker were in London promoting the adaptation to this much loved book of the same name and Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno were ready  to interview them all about it. Join us as we ask actors Sir Ben Kingsley (Mazer Rackham), Harrison Ford (Colonel Hyrum Graff), Asa Butterfield (Ender Wiggin), Hailee Steinfeld (Petra Arkanian) about  what captivated them about the story and their characters; director / screenwriter Gavin Hood about his passion for the source material and producers Bob Orci and Gigi Pritzker about the benefits of having author Orson Scott Card on board as producer.
ENDER'S GAME is released in the UK and Eire on 25th October 2013

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Sunday, 6 October 2013

Turbo - Gala Screening




At the Gala screening of Turbo a host of UK celebrities including Harry Hickles, Nicola McLean, Kate Garraway and Jade Parfitt were revved up and raring to go with high expectations at DreamWorks latest animation and Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno were ready to interview them all about it. Join us as we ask Harry Hickles, Nicola McLean, Kate Garraway and Jade Parfitt about the good example the film sets and about the great stories that come from the makers of Puss In Boots and Shrek.


‘TURBO’ will be released in the UK on 18th October 2013.

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