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.   






In cinemas now

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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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