Cassandra Yap - 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes'

For the second year running, Film4 has commissioned Dalston's Print Club London studio to exhibit companion screen prints to their Summer Screen line-up.

As one of London's most anticipated annual events, Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House will return tonight for its season of beautifully-staged outdoor cinematics. For 14 star-covered nights, Film4 will screen a selection of titles from the beloved to the unseen, with this year marking an anniversary celebration of the event's 10th year.

In conjunction with this, Print Club London will be exhibiting artists' screen-printed re-imaginings of the titles' existing posters, some of which are iconic in themselves. The Dalston-based studio will be delivering the screen-printed bread for this deliciously cinematic sandwich daily at Somerset House's West Wing from July 31st until August 25th, with opening hours extended until 9pm on screening nights. 

All prints are limited edition and created exclusively for the occasion by some of the studio's most popular artists and are available to buy for £45 at the exhibition and online. For further details on opening hours and for a full list of exhibiting artists and their online-viewable and purchasable artworks, please visit the Somerset House website.


Analog Medium

Analog Medium

Broken Embraces - Poster

Broken Embraces is a four–way tale of amour–fou, shot in the style of ‘50s American film noir at its most hard–boiled, and will mix references to works like Nicholas Ray’s In a Lonely Place and Vincente Minnelli’s The Bad and the Beautiful, with signature Almodóvar themes such as Fate, the mystery of creation, guilt, unscrupulous power, the eternal search of fathers for sons, and sons for fathers. Broken Embraces is an original screenplay written by tPedro Almodóvar which see's him once team up with Penelope Cruz following their successful collaboration on Volver, for which she was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar. The films also star Lluis Homar of Bad Education and Blanca Portilla of Volver. Regular Almodóvar contributors, such as Rossy de Palma, Kiti Manver, Chus Lampreave and Lola Dueñas have also joined the cast. Veteran actor Ángela Molina, who starred in Live Flesh, will play Cruz’s mother.

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Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Penny Woolcock (Tina Goes Shopping, The Death of Klinghoffer, Mischief Night) 1 DAY stars newcomers Dylan Duffus, Orhan Whyte, Yohance Watson and Tobias Duncan.

Flash (Duffus) wakes up to a phone call from Angel (Watson) announcing that he’s being released from prison and wants the £500k he’d left with Flash for safekeeping. Short of the full amount and pushed for time, Flash is forced to strike a deal with Evil (Duncan) who more than lives up to his name. 1 DAY follows Flash’s race against the clock as he’s pursued by a rival gang, the police, his three irate babymothers and his granny. Labled Britain’s first hip hop musical, 1 DAY boasts original music performed by the cast. The film mixes hip hop and grime tracks with gospel, reggae and spirituals providing a realistic, vibrant soundtrack to the story.

Filmed entirely on location on the inner-city streets of Birmingham, the film has utilized local talent both in front of and behind the camera, further enhancing the authenticity of the film. Penny Woolcock says: ‘Something terrible is happening to the young men in our inner cities. Boys are excluded from school; they then get bored and are easily drawn into street crime and drug dealing. Nobody cares that marginalised young black, asian or white men are killing each other. 1 DAY is a fiction not a documentary but it is telling a truth.’

1 Day is a Blast! Films production for Channel4 and Screen West Midlands - will be released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland by Vertigo Films on 4th September 2009.

“War Song” from the OST

Revolving Video Podcast Episode 14

Episode 14 of North East England's premier movie podcast. This episode the boys review the classic British horror-mockumentary Ghostwatch. Only ever shown once on the BBC on 31 October (Halloween) 1992. Also being reviewed is 1989's "so-bad-it's-good" classic Samurai Cop directed by Amir Shervan and starring Robert Z'Dar (Maniac Cop, Dragonfight, Tango & Cash) , Matt Hannon and Jannis Farley.

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Troll 2

America’s Dumbest Family embark on a disastrous house swap holiday where they encounter creatures whose master plan is to turn them into vegetables and eat them.

Troll 2; it’s not a sequel and there aren’t any trolls in it. No, really. And yes you should take that as a measure of the overall quality of this film. Totally unrelated to the original and no doubt superior Troll, Troll 2 actually features goblins with the dietary requirements of vegetarians who have honed their favourite meal to vegetables which are both man in size and man in origin. The trouble is, only Joshua, youngest of the Dumb family, knows their secret, for the cunning of these creatures is plenty as they masquerade as humans with a great sense of hospitality who, consequences abound, inhabit the town of Nilbog, which just happens to be the family’s holiday destination. So it is left to Joshua to save both his family and presumably mankind from becoming goblin fodder, which he does with the help of his dead Granddad and a bologna sandwich (a reference to the film in general, or just the hammy acting?)

I don’t know what is more disturbing about this film, the fact that it was ever made or the fact that it was made in 1990. Currently occupying position number 8 in the IMDB’s bottom 100 films poll and with a user rating of 1.8, this film belongs to the ‘so bad it’s good’ school of filmmaking. Despite all the actors being American and it actually being filmed in America, this is an Italian film, which may explain a few things (those guys sure made some weird crap didn’t they?) This film is so bad it’s quite unbelievable, though it is hugely entertaining for this very reason. This is definitely one of the best worst films I’ve ever seen; the acting is diabolical, the dialogue quite shockingly bad (there are so many superbly bad lines but my favourite has to be ‘you just pissed on hospitality’), terrible editing (I’m not really one for noticing continuity errors but there are some shockers here), crap effects (an awful lot of green poster paint and not a lot else) and costumes (potato sacks and masks no self respecting trick or treater would venture out in) , and just plain old peculiar story ideas (lust among popcorn being just one of them.)

Troll 2 is so worth a watch if, like me, you’re partial to really bad films and they make you laugh when you know they’re not supposed to. It seems to be generating a bit of a cult following theses days which is good to see because this film shouldn’t be written off as rubbish, there’s too much unintentional entertainment value to be had here. Although there were times during this peculiarly anti-vegetarian film when I did wonder if it was actually meant as a bit of a joke, or can it really be that bad? So, is it a joke on us or another nail in the Italian filmmaking coffin? I know where I stand on that one.

This is a tricky one to rate as it makes no contribution to filmmaking whatsoever in the usual sense, so in that respect it’d probably be ½/10. As sheer entertainment value goes I’d give it 8/10. If you come across a cheap copy bag yourself one and I promise you’ll have a laugh.

September Dawn - Jon Voight

September_Dawn_One_Sheet_Poster_smallSeptember Dawn is the new film from Christopher Cain who is best known for the western Young Guns which strred many of the 80's young and upcomming stars.

Based on actual events September Dawn is a feature length drama that depicts the tragic encounter between a party of innocent settlers and a fanatic Mormon militia 150 years ago. This was called the Mountain Meadows Massacre. A Romeo and Juliet love story takes place against this long hidden and shameful episode in American history. The religious terrorism depicted in the film resonates in many ways with acts of mindless violence occurring across the world today. "September Dawn" is a dramatic recreation of historical events that occurred in the fall of 1857. The religious fanaticism, betrayal and subsequent massacre that serve as a background to the fictional Romeo and Juliet love story are a tragic part of America’s history.

The film stars Jon Voight, Trent Ford, Tamara Hope, Jon Gries, Taylor Handley, Huntley Ritter, Krisinda Cain, Shaun Johnston, Lolita Davidovich, Dean Cain and Terence Stamp.

The film will have a wide theatrical release in the United States and Canada on  24 August 2007, through Black Diamond Pictures.

September Dawn

September Dawn

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