Podcasting is a relatively new medium that has it’s roots in the early 2000’s; with the term ‘podcasting’ believed to be coined around 2004. Thanks to pioneers such as Leo Laporte, Adam Carolla, Kevin Smith & Joe Rogan the medium has seen incredible growth in recent years; with thousands of podcasts worldwide covering every conceivable subject matter in many different languages. In 2013, Apple reported over 1 Billion podcast subscriptions on it’s iTunes Store. In 2015, podcaster & comedian Marc Maron interviewed sitting president Barack Obama in his garage. Awareness of the medium has also increased and has been featured in Movies and TV shows such as The Big Bang Theory. However, podcasting is still regarded as ‘new media’.
San Diego Comic Con is a fixture of the pop culture calendar every year and is considered the ‘Geek Mecca’ where many companies choose to make major announcements for their movies, TV shows and products.
Here is some of our favourite moments, panels and trailers that have been posted online over the weekend: Continue reading
Art Is Dead is a new dark comedy from writer/director/lead actor Luke Oliver which is now available exclusively on Amazon Prime.
The film also stars George Newton (This Is England), Alex Reid & Elika Ashoori.
“A group of actors, cast aside by the industry, concoct a plan of revenge. Ant, broke and struggling to survive, snaps when he discovers a fellow actor is about to be paid millions for his next role whilst Ant must continue to work in a dingy kitchen. Ant enlists fellow actors in a plan of revenge against the industry. First by kidnapping the famous actor and then pursuing a night of mayhem on CCB channels biggest night on the calendar. A televised night of chaos ensues with Ant and friends making a name for themselves, sacrificing all for their art. Continue reading
We were honoured to speak with legendary horror film composer Harry Manfredini about his career in music and film; from creating the iconic score for Friday the 13th and it’s sequels to working on the recent video game.
“……one day in his kitchen, he said to me… I am going to make the scariest film ever, its called Friday the 13th, and you are going to score it…. And the rest I guess is history!”
Goodnight is the latest short film from Scottish filmmaker Cole Thompson Lynch.
Having previously reviewed several shorts from UK-based production company Chocolate Bear Films I was keen to check out their latest offering ‘Excursion To The Mountains‘ from writer/director Dermot Daly (Coda, Quality Time, Motherland’s Call), co-director/producer Ivan Mack and starring Emma Leah Golding & Ahmed Sher Zaman Continue reading
Review by Ben Gummery
Disclaimer; as a long time fan and supporter of the project, this may not be the most unbiased review but i still wanted to share my thoughts.
‘Shooting Clerks‘ is a biopic of writer/director Kevin Smith which focuses on the production of his 1994 debut hit film Clerks as well as looking into the events that preceded and followed it. From writer/director Christopher Downie and producers Brett Murray & Ryan James the film stars Mark Frost, Chris Bain, Jay Booton, Tom Sullivan, Stephanie Price, Brett Murray and features cameos from several original Clerks cast members including Brian O’Hallaran, Scott Schiaffo, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Ernie O’Donnell & Kevin Smith.
After several preview screenings and festival appearances in the USA & UK the film had its UK Premiere at The Prince Charles Cinema on Tuesday 16th January 2018 followed by a Q&A with cast & crew.
Lost in Paris is a comedy from writing/directing duo Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon; the pair also star in the film.
“Fiona (Fiona Gordon) visits Paris for the first time to assist her myopic Aunt Martha (the late Emmanuelle Riva). Catastrophes ensue, mainly involving Dom (Dominique Abel), a homeless man who has yet to have an emotion or thought he was afraid of expressing.”
It’s been a long road for Scotland-based Indie film-makers Auld Reekie Media; but their debut feature ‘Shooting Clerks’ is finally getting it’s UK Premiere at the famous Prince Charles Cinema on 16th January 2018 @ 8:45pm . This is a momentous occasion as Kevin Smith himself has previously held several screenings at the venue; most recently for Yoga Hosers in 2016.
Review by Ben Gummery
B&B is a new LGBT-themed thriller from writer/director Joe Ahearne (Doctor Who) in a Hummingbird Films production; funded by Creative England, Film Cymru, and Pont Neuf Productions. The film is being distributed in the UK by Pecadillo Pictures.
‘Marc (Tom Bateman) and Fred (Sean Teale) return to bait the owner (Paul McGann) of a remote Christian B&B who they had successfully sued him for not allowing them to share a bed. Events take a deadly turn when another guest arrives, who they think might have something sinister in mind’