The Snare starring @EaoifaForward

Three students decided to head to the seafront for a drunken weekend.
But soon find themselves imprisoned on the top floor of their holiday apartment
By a malevolent paranormal force.

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This is the premise for The Snare.
Starring Eaoifia Forward.
Dan Paton
Rachel Warren
and
Renate Morley
Written and Directed by Christopher Anthony Cooper, the film is due out in 2014 and is currently in its post production stage.
Whilst I have only recently heard about The Snare, the film is now added to the list of projects that I am eager to see, and will of course keep you all updated with any more news I come across.

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Check out this trailer for the British horror film The Snare.

You can also follow the film updates on their official Twitter page at @TheSnareFilm

 

 

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Hobbit gets a name change

The Director of the “Hobbit” movie franchise (and of course The Lord Of The Rings franchise) , announced on his Facebook page this morning that the third and final “Hobbit” movie has been given a make over. Sadly its not a makeover that will replace the overblown CGI with the fantastic practical effects of the Rings trilogy, no its been given a new name.

Originally titled “The Hobbit:There and Back Again,” Peter Jackson wrote that the new name will be “The Hobbit:Battle of the Five Armies.”

You can read the full Facebook post below, in which Peter explains the reason for the alteration.

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Our journey to make The Hobbit Trilogy has been in some ways like Bilbo’s own, with hidden paths revealing their secrets to us as we’ve gone along. “There and Back Again” felt like the right name for the second of a two film telling of the quest to reclaim Erebor, when Bilbo’s arrival there, and departure, were both contained within the second film. But with three movies, it suddenly felt misplaced—after all, Bilbo has already arrived “there” in the “Desolation of Smaug”.

 

When we did the premiere trip late last year, I had a quiet conversation with the studio about the idea of revisiting the title. We decided to keep an open mind until a cut of the film was ready to look at. We reached that point last week, and after viewing the movie, we all agreed there is now one title that feels completely appropriate.

And so: “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” it is.

As Professor Tolkien intended, “There and Back Again” encompasses Bilbo’s entire adventure, so don’t be surprised if you see it used on a future box-set of all three movies.

Before then however, we have a film to finish, and much to share with you. It’s been a nice quiet time for us—Jabez and I happily editing away in a dark cave in Wellington—but those halcyon days are quickly coming to an end. It will soon be time to step into the light. Expect to see and hear much about The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in the coming months.

And there’s also The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Cut, which we’re in the process of finishing, with over 25 mins of new scenes, all scored with original music composed by Howard Shore.

It’ll be a fun year!

 

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Looters, Tooters and Sawn Off Shooters release DVD artwork

Its here.

Yep, its here. Ive been waiting to see the artwork for the home release of the British Gangster film Looters, Tooters and Sawn off Shooters since – well since I said so, which was a while back.

Today they powers that be finally released it and so what sort of film fan would I be if I didnt share it with you.

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What is Looters, Tooters and Sawn Off Shooters about?.

Looters, Tooters & Sawn-off Shooters is a brutal film set in London that highlights the impact Gang Warfare reaps not only to the guilty of its time but to the innocent in generations to follow . 
Danny Thompson is the Son of deceased George Thompson, “Brother of Reputed gangland mob boss Charlie Thompson” who was murdered just over a decade ago by an outfit with heavy ties to the notorious Gangster ‘Cheltham”.

Ten years on Danny Thompson meets his own brutal death.

Police find Danny Thompson in rivers of blood after being shot three times, once in the head and twice in the chest, once again believed to of been another execution carried out by the twisted Cheltham organisation. 

This sends huge outrage within the “Thompson firm”. 

Danny`s older Brother, Frankie, seeks revenge by his own accord. Frankie is bitter towards his Uncle Charlie Thompson, blaming him for his mis-pent youth, total lack of parental care and numerous brushes with the law for petty offences such as rioting and looting. 

Frankie then sets out to kill Cheltham and his Associates of whom he knows nothing about against Charlie’s will. 

Looters, Tooters and Sawn Off Shooters will be unleashed September 22nd 2014.

You can pre-order the DVD over at Amazon. Look click HERE

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Lets talk about Emii who stars in Starship Rising

Over the past week or so I have been tweeting and creating some articles about the up and coming Neil Johnson film Starship Rising. I first wrote about the poster art and trailer that was released, which you of course can see in this article as well as the others. A couple of days ago, I looked into what Starship Rising and Back To The Future actress Claudia Wells had been up to since I last saw her on screen, but today Im looking into one of the other stars of Starship Rising, An actress with an unusual name and her name is Emii.

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She was born in 1990 with the name Emily Rose Morrison and just doesnt just act, Emii is also a recording Artist, a martial artist,and a  singer-songwriter with 3 EPs, and 8 singles being released, with her first hit music single, Magic, which received heavy airplay and was the #1 Most Viewed music-related video worldwide on the day it hit YouTube. Definitely a talent.

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Emii is taking the role of Jolli in Neil Johnsons film Starship Rising and its going to be fantastic seeing Emii (who will be credited as Emily Rose Morrison, according to the IMDB) in this science fiction film, along side such talents as Claudia Wells, and Brooke Lewis.

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What will Jolli be like? Well only time will tell and of course a viewing of the film will answer that question, but the more I learn about Starship Rising, the more excited I am about the project.

 

 

 

 

 

Also in the very near future, Neil Johnson will be (hopefully be) appearing on an episode of FromPage2Screen’s movie podcast, so If YOU have any questions about the film or Neils work. Leave them in the comments below.

For now, if you havent, then check out this trailer for Starship Rising, coming soon in 2014.

 

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To learn more about Emii head over to her IMDB page HERE

You can also head over to Emii’s Official Site HERE

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Scott Adkins in Ninja: Shadow Of A Tear

Lionsgate UK Home Entertainment presents Scott Adkins and Kane Kosugi in the acclaimed US action film Ninja Shadow of a Tear on Blu-ray and DVD on May 12 2014.

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Scott Adkins (The Expendables 3,Green Street 3) stars as Casey Bowman, who returns home one day to find someone has brutally killed his wife Namiko (Mika Hijii) and their unborn child. Bereft, Casey has only one thing left to live for.

Revenge.

The only clues to Namiko’s killer are the barbed wire marks left around her neck. So, with the help of his trusted friend Nakabara (Kane Kosugi), the trail sends Casey from Osaka to Bangkok to the jungles of Rangoon in search of the assassin. Honing his battle skills to a new level, Casey is as discreet as he is deadly, as he becomes a warrior that truly deserves the title Ninja.

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Ninja: Shadow of a Tear is the perfect gift for Father’s Day, taking you on a non-stop adrenaline-fueled ride, with the most impressive action scenes to have graced our screens in years!

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“Fast, furious and brutal – Adkins’ skills are on another level.”

TOTAL FILM - SAM ASHURST

“They don’t make action movies like this anymore. One of the best American martial arts films ever made.” POPBITCH – GARY OGDEN

 

You can order the film on Amazon by clicking HERE

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Claudia Wells stars in Starship Rising.

Anyone whose anyone likes some movies. And anyone who likes movies surely loves Back To The Future. Yes…..yep thought you’d agree. Back To The Future is one of the very few ‘perfect’ films that exist.

One of the major cast members of that film is the awesome Claudia Wells who played Jennifer Parker, girlfriend to Marty McFly (played of course by Michael J Fox).

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Claudia Wells from ..well you know the film

The other day I posted an article about a new film by Neil Johnson and starring Brooke Lewis and …yep Claudia Wells. So I thought this morning I would head online and see what Claudia has been up to in the recent times. But also to share some trivia (but not trivial by any means) I found about Claudia and some of the films you perhaps might not have seen yet.

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Claudia Wells was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and spent her early childhood in Punto Fijo, Cariubana, Falcón, a Venezuelan city,

Claudia then moved to San Francisco and snagged roles TV shows such as Herbie, Strike Force, and Family , Claudia played Jennifer Parker in the 1985 film Back to the Future. However, after her mother fell ill while Back to the Future was filming, Claudia was sadly not available to reprise the role for the two sequels.  Elizabeth Shue stepped in keep the role of Jennifer Parker going.

I didnt know that also in 1985, Claudia co-starred in Stop the Madness, an anti-drug music video and in 1986 appeared in the TV movie Babies Having Babies as well as the short-lived series Fast Times (as Linda Barrett), a TV adaptation of the popular 1982 film Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Following Fast Times, she did not again appear on-screen until the 1996 filmed independent film Still Waters Burn (which was eventually released on DVD February 12, 2008)

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Since then, Claudia has blasted back onto our screens with many projects (including the Back To The Future video games)  with films such as Alien Armageddon where she worked with Neil Johnson who also happens to be the director of the up and coming Starship Rising (where Claudia takes the role of Captain Savage)

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Claudia also still operates Armani Wells a business and store which sells stylish high- fashion clothing. This business opened in 1991 and does explain the slight gaps in Claudias  IMDB credits.

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We so often think of actors and filmmakers just doing that and only that. It is great when you hear of people branching out and exploring new ventures, although Im still very excited to see Starship Rising and Claudia Wells in the role of Captain Savage.

I hope that Claudia is well, happy, smiling and full of energy and it was an absolute pleasure to head onto the internet this morning and see some of the projects she is working on and has worked on.

Do check out this trailer for Starship Rising though and also check out the official websites www.claudiawells.com and www.armaniwells.com/

If Claudia does read this. Then thanks for all you do Claudia Wells and have a great 2014 and beyond.

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The Alphabet Killer by @Warwick_Films

One of the fun things about writing for websites, producing and hosting movie related podcasts and that sort of thing is that you speak to a lot of like minded film fans. Sometimes you agree with their thoughts and sometimes you dont. Thats half the fun.

Also its fun when you speak to someone who works within the industry, either as a film maker, an actor, or even someone who is there to deal with films once they are finished and ready to release to the world.

A couple of weeks ago, I began speaking with someone from Warwick Films, a UK based distribution company for feature films. We spoke about movies and I dropped them an email, asking if they could place me on their press list to receive information and trailers and such like. That makes my job so much easier when the information comes to me.

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I then figured that I really needed to check out some of the titles from Warwick films so went hunting for them. Sure enough. I picked up a small amount of titles and declared last Wednesday..National Warwick Films Day.

I sat down with some food and a bottle of Diet Coke (other brands of drink are available)

The first film I put on was released onto DVD last Monday (14th April for those reading this article in the future) and is entitled The Alphabet Killer.

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Directed by Rob Schmidt and written by Tom Malloy, The Alphabet Killer is based upon a true story centering around the double initial killings in Rochester, New York, USA. A killer is snatching and killing young girls who all have double initials (e.g. Mary Mickleson, or Susan Smith) and then dumping their bodies in a town with the same initial (e.g. Mansfield or Syracuse)

Eliza Dushku (Buffy, Tru Calling, Dollhouse) takes the main role of Detective Megan Paige who becomes fixated on the murder cases to the point of insanity. Taking us over a time period of several years, we see how the case drives Megan over the edge whilst those around her try to calm her down.

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Also in the cast is the fantastic Michael Ironside (V, Total Recall, Scanners) who is watchable in any film in my opinion, as well as Cary Elwes (Twister, Saw, and The Princess Bride) as well as Timothy Hutton (TVs Kidnapped, Secret Window). The film has a great cast list. but lets get to whether the film is any good or not. Some films have a great cast but are still lousy, and some films have no names in them but are still pretty decent.

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I really enjoyed The Alphabet Killer. It has the feel of a James Patterson novel (Kiss The Girls, Along Came A Spider) and I think the film would make a pretty good TV series or even perhaps a franchise.

No, its not a mega budget film, but it doesn’t have to be.  This film is about people and the events they go through.

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For a film that I hadnt even heard of until I saw a Tweet from @Warwick_Films it really did fill up a good couple of hours. Id even recommend this film to those who enjoy serial killer films and films with good storylines (as well as a good cast list)

For those wishing to know more about the real life case. Here is a teaser of information surrounding the double initial killings.

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From 1970 to 1973, three girls in and around Rochester, New York were brutally raped and murdered, their bodies dumped in neighboring villages. Each girl’s first and last names started with the same letter and matched the initial of the name of the village where their body was found. The victims included Carmen Colon, 10, Wanda Walkowicz, 11, and Michelle Maenza, 11. Their bodies were found respectively in the towns of Churchville, Webster, and Macedon. Also, “C” is the 3rd letter of the alphabet, “M” the 13th and “W” the 23rd.

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