Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Mayhem Film Festival announces DOUBLE DATE, TOP KNOT DETECTIVE and FRIDAY THE 13TH


Hello Folks,
Great news arrived unexpectedly arrived today from MAYHEM  film festival , Double Date, Top Knot Detective and Friday The 13TH part 3 in 3D you say?? Oh hell yeah! I've put the press release below, The first 3D movie at MAYHEM? Will it be old skool Red and Green Glasses? Will there be a cool glasses design if so? And its on FRIDAY 13TH, SHIT!!!These are some of the questions already raised on the media that is social, I'll keep you all up to date with any more news I hear of, Stop reading this you weirdo and get your tickets booked!!
Love as always,(yes I've had a glass of cheeky vino, its been a hard week)
Jonny T   

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Mayhem Film Festival announces DOUBLE DATE, TOP KNOT DETECTIVE and FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3: 3D


With its 13th edition fast approaching, Mayhem Film Festival is proud to announce the first three titles from its 2017 programme.

The festival will open with a preview screening of Benjamin Barfoot’s Double Date, which will be followed by a Q&A with members of the cast and crew. Double Date follows mild-mannered innocent Jim as he attempts to lose his virginity on the eve of his 30th birthday; but the beautiful sisters he and his friend Alex have met for the night, may have darker plans in mind. Guests for this event will be announced later in the summer.

Also on the line-up is the utterly hilarious Top Knot Detective, an Australian mockumentary about a 90s Japanese samurai/detective series known in Japan as ‘Ronin Suiri Tentai’ (‘Deductive Reasoning Ronin’) but known in Australia as ‘Top Knot Detective’. Battling ninjas, monsters, outrageous behaviour, and killer lines, it has it all and is not to be missed!



Wrapping up Mayhem’s first round of announcements, the festival will screen Friday the 13th Part III: 3D, on Friday 13 October, for its 13th edition – an evening with Jason by Crystal Lake, not for the superstitious.



More events, films and guests for Mayhem 2017 will be announced later in the summer.

Mayhem Film Festival will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 12-15 October 2017 and more news will be revealed over the summer about this year’s edition. For more information, please visit www.mayhemfilmfestival.com

Saturday, 22 July 2017

The Walking Dead Season 8 Trailer is here!



Hello Folks,
Fresh from Comic Com comes the trailer for The Walking Dead Season 8! 
Now we all like a moan about The Walking Dead but personally i love it! Yes it does has its faults and slow episodes but in my opinion 8 seasons in it's still pretty solid, Be sure to watch right until the end. Rick with a grey beard? A huge time jump? You decide,
Trailer below,
Jonny T.


THE RED TURTLE - ON DVD & DOUBLE PLAY - 25 SEPTEMBER 2017

Hello Folks,
Jonny T here with highly acclaimed  The Red Turtle is due a DVD/BLU-RAY release in the UK on 25th September. I sadly missed it  when it was playing at my local cinema but have heard great things about it and can't wait to see it, Watch this space for a review coming soon! All details below,
Jonny T.



ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD 18th SEPTEMBER 2017
ON DVD AND DOUBLE PLAY (BLU-RAY & DVD) 25th SEPTEMBER 2017

STUDIOCANAL is pleased to announce that the Oscar-nominated and highly acclaimed THE RED TURTLE – a
deeply moving and uplifting story about the power of the human spirit – arrives on Digital Download on
18th September 2017 and on DVD and Double Play (Blu-ray and DVD) on 25th September 2017. Pre-order
now: http://scnl.co/RedTurtleDVD .
Studio Ghibli’s first international co-production from Oscar-winning director Michael Dudok de Wit (Father
and Daughter), THE RED TURTLE recounts the milestones in the life of a human being through the story of a
man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds.
Bringing together the creative powers of Japan’s most beloved animation studio and the gentle sensibility
of Dudok de Wit’s storytelling, the film is brought to life by Prima Linea’s stellar animation team, helmed by
Disney veteran Jean-Christophe Lie (Zarafa, Tarzan, Hercules) and the beautiful, dialogue-less screenplay
by award-winning French writer and director Pascale Ferran (Lady Chatterley, Bird People)






Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Stranger Things Season 2-Poster and details revealed! Nice.


Good evening you bunch of weirdos!
Stranger things season 2 poster has just hit the internet thing and it looks great. I received an email this afternoon with the above poster attached with some juicy details of what we have to look forward to. I've put all the details i have for now(not a lot!) below and watch this space for more to come,
Jonny T.

 Netflix Releases Key Art and Premiere Date for Stranger Things

1953, Date Unknown - MK Ultra comes to Hawkins
1979 - Police Chief Jim Hopper returns to Hawkins
1983, November 6 - The Vanishing of Will Byers
1983, November 8 - The Vanishing of Barbara Holland
2016, July 15 - Part 1
2017, October 27 - Part 2

STRANGER THINGS 2 SERIES DESCRIPTION:
It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab.
Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Baby Driver - Reviewed!


After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
Director: Edgar Wright
Writer: Edgar Wright
Stars: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm 


Hi folks,
Last Friday I finally got to see Baby Driver at my local Broadway Cinema which also had a brilliant Baby Driver DJ Set after and what a great night it was!
Baby Driver tells the story of Baby who was involved in a car crash as a young boy and as a result suffers from tinnitus, His skill is as a get away driver for various heist and he's payed top dollar for his amazing getaway skills.  The tinnitus he suffers results in him constantly wearing headphones banging out some top quality music throughout the film.
The opening heist scene is breathtaking whilst The John Spencer Blue explosion "Bell bottoms" blares out and from then on its pretty much non stop action and music. I read that director Edgar Wright had the idea years ago and finally got around to making the film he always wanted to and i for one am glad he did.
It is pretty much everything you have seen or heard before with Tarantino written all over it, Lashings of True Romance and Bonnie and Clyde but saying that it didn't suffer from it as many a film before this have tried and failed miserably.
The references to TV, Film and pop culture are constant, I gave up trying to recognise them after a while and just sat back and enjoyed the ride!
Another fantastically clever scene is near the beginning when Baby is walking down the street to the tune of Harlem Shuffle while the lyrics appear in various graffiti/shop signs as he walks past, Brilliant.
Baby Driver is definitely worth checking out at the cinema if you can, One of the best movies I've seen this year if not in a long while.
9/10
Jonny T. 



Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Mayhem Film Festival open call for short films and launch Early Bird passes!!



Hello Folks!
Jonny T here with news that my favourite film festival MAYHEM has just announced they are once again looking for your short films and also that the early bird passes are also now available! the festival runs again for a glorious 4 days from 12th-15th October.

No line up has yet been announced but i expect as with previous years that it will once again as we say in Nottingham "Smashing duck!" which basically means bloody marvellous. Take for example last years showing of RAW,We are the flesh,  Head Shot and Don't Kill it, To name but a brilliant  few.
I've stuck all the details you need for now and keep your eyes peeled for more updates from me and MAYHEM as they are announced.
Jonny T.



Mayhem Film Festival open call for short films and launch Early Bird passes

Early Bird passes are now on sale for Mayhem Film Festival 2017, which will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 12-15 October.

Early Bird passes allow access to the full festival, including all films and special events. The passes are available for a limited period of time for just £65 for four days of exciting previews, special guests and events, showcasing the best horror, sci-fi and cult features and shorts from around the world. To purchase an Early Bird pass, please visit http://www.mayhemfilmfestival.com/tickets or contact the Broadway box office on 0115 952 6611.

Mayhem are also now on the look-out for short films for the ever popular ‘Scary Shorts’ section of their programme. Mayhem originally started as a single compilation of short films, and the ‘Scary Shorts’ remains the most loved and one of the most popular screenings in the festival’s schedule. There is no fee for submissions, and programmers for the festival are accepting local, national and international entries.

Filmmakers can submit their entry for free until midnight on Friday 18 August. To submit your short film, please email Melissa Gueneau at mayhemfilmfest@gmail.com  

Mayhem Film Festival will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 12-15 October 2017 and more news will be revealed over the summer about this year’s edition. For more information, please visit http://www.mayhemfilmfestival.com/

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

LIFE - Reviewed




"A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form, that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth."

Director: Daniel Espinosa
Writers: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds

Hello Folks,
Jonny T here with my review of my recent cinema trip to see sci-fi/horror movie LIFE.

I saw the trailer a while back and got quite excited then avoided anything else to do with it as to avoid spoilers. Tickets booked, off we went.

From what I had seen it was kind of ALIEN looking and I tried to put that fact out of mind but struggled with it because of the classic ALIEN was always in the back of my mind!
Some big star actors couldn't save it for me. Don't get me wrong there were some genuine great moments that made me cringe but overall the whole threat/scare level wasn't there. The ending was supposed to be a twist but honestly I personally could see it a mile off.
The visuals were great, Set aboard the international space station you had that thing as in the movie Gravity where things were constantly spinning that looked good, The first death (no spoilers) was pretty gross but honestly the CGI blood was dodgy as fuck, I reckon they must have added that afterwards when the budget had been just about spent!


The Mars alien jelly blob continues on a rampage throughout the ship and it's intelligence grows with it but unfortunately the tension didn't for me anyway.
The ending obviously leaves it wide open for a sequel/franchise and to be honest with all my moans i'd happily watch a follow up, Not the greatest but and easy watch that gets a little too much sentimental with character reflections on their lives at points but if you fancy something with a good bit of gore in space it's not that bad.
6/10 for me.
Jonny T