Troubled Hong Kong CID inspector Eddie Chan (Jackie Chan) is assigned to oversee the safety of controversial businessman Wong Yat-Fei (Law Kar-Ying), who is then kidnapped. A major investigation is launched and leads to Taipei and back to Hong Kong but, unbeknownst to Chan – his new partner, Inspector Hung (Kent Cheng) is an accomplice to the crime, throwing the authorities off the trail.
The London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) has launched its full programme of films and events for the upcoming 14th edition, taking place from 1st-14th November in London before embarking on the annual tour 18th-24th November.
“Korean cinema continues to excite global audiences with a steady stream of titles that satisfy both artistic and commercial appetites.”
Half of what makes a good horror film is a good monster. Without a believable, and ultimately scary, antagonist there’s not much for the audience to latch onto. No film studio – not even the amazing Hammer Films – has ever been able to hold a candle to the classics, and probably wouldn’t have ever existed without the Universal monster movies of the 1930s and 40s.
“Not since the beginning of time has the world beheld terror like this!”
Watch the new official trailer for A24’s The Lighthouse; a hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of nautical psychodrama that brought festival audiences at Cannes and Toronto to their feet, from Robert Eggers – the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch.
The Lighthouse stars Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson as two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s; arriving in cinemas, 18 October.
“He believed that there was some enchantment in the light. Went mad, he did.”
Volumes of Blood is a horror anthology movie featuring five short films, each helmed by a different director. The overarching story focuses on a college study group in a public library trying to create a new urban legend as part of a class project. As in just about every anthology, some of the stories were better than others, owing to variances in acting, cinematography, and screenplay. Yes, it’s a low-budget film, but that’s not where it falls short: what failed the movie was the writing.
Nevertheless, it’s an entertaining film, one worth your time.
“Some libraries make a killing!”
This November, Indicator returns to Hammer’s vaults to compile the much-anticipated fourth volume in their limited edition box set series devoted to the iconic British film production company, Hammer Volume Four: Faces of Fear, and seeks out an often-overlooked entry in late-60s British cinema, Joseph Losey’s dark melodrama Secret Ceremony (1968), starring Hollywood superstars Elizabeth Taylor, Mia Farrow and Robert Mitchum.
“They are the lurking unseen evil you dare not face alone!”
Rian Johnson is a director, writer and musician, but primarily one of the most unique, inventive and sometimes controversial, filmmakers currently active in both film and TV. In Brick, Johnson coaxed uniformly outstanding performances from a young cast, most obviously an assured and compelling turn from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, earmarking the young actor as one to be watched (a prediction that has since been eminently fulfilled). However, the movie’s most arresting strength is a script that reads almost like Shakespearean dialogue and sounds like music.
“A detective story.”
Let the festivities continue. The unrated Midsommar Director’s Cut – featuring new scenes and extended footage – opens in select US theaters nationwide this weekend!
“Sommar never ends.”
Break it to make it! The dance explosion of the 80s jumps off the screen with the new Super7 x Breakin’ 3.75″ ReAction Figures of Ozone, Special K, and Turbo; with broom accessory!
“With a little help you’ll be poppin’ and lockin’ and breakin’ in no time.”
Do you want to get your hands on all three Escape Plan prison break thrillers? Attack from Planet B and Signature Entertainment have a copy of Escape Plan: The Ultimate Trilogy available on DVD to giveaway (UK only).
The Escape Plan franchise offers the same sort of excessive, over-the-top action that we have come to expect from Sylvester Stallone, with enough hand-to-hand combat to satisfy fans of 1980s action fare. Directed by John Herzfeld, Escape Plan 3 sees Stallone return as security expert Ray Breslin.
Competition ends Wednesday 4th September 2019
Unlike Escape Plan or its sequel, Escape Plan 3 strips away all elements of science fiction and instead injects realism into this dramatic tale of revenge. And whilst Escape Plan 2 left us with certain expectations as to where the third installment was headed, the organisation responsible for “The Tomb” and “Hades” – now known to be Zhang Innovations – is not central to the plot of Escape Plan 3. That distinction is instead given to Devon Sawa’s character, Lester Clark Jr. Because of this, its likely that Escape Plan 3 – previously marketed as the final installment – will receive a fourth outing.
“I’m done with prisons.”
Revenge is coming as ex-mobster Nicolas Cage takes to the streets in gritty action-thriller A Score to Settle; directed by Shawn Ku and written by John Stewart Newman.
After being paid-off to take a murder rap, Frank receives an unexpected life sentence and spends the next two decades locked behind bars. After receiving a terminal diagnosis, he walks out of prison to live his final days as a free man, but with a thirst for revenge against those who wronged him.