Archive for October, 2009

UK New Film Releases Week 40: 2 October – 8 October 2009

October 9, 2009
  • New British Feature Films (Fiction) Released in 2009 – 68 [19% of total film releases]
  • Total Film Releases in the UK in 2009 – 352

The UK film release schedule for the week commencing 2 October 2009 is:

  • Army of Crime (FRA)
  • The Beaches of Agnes (FRA)
  • District 13: Ultimatum (FRA)
  • Driving Aphrodite (US/SAP)
  • Ghost In The Shell 2.0 (JAP)
  • The Invention of Lying (USA)
  • Ip Man (HK)
  • Pandorum (USA)
  • The Spell (Owen Carey Jones, 2009, UK) #67 British feature film release 2009
  • Surviving Evil (Terence Daw, 2009, UK/SA)
  • Toy Story 3D (USA)
  • Vinyan (Fabrice Du Welz, 2009, FRA/BEL/UK) #68 British feature film release 2009
  • Zombieland (USA) 7 October

vinyan_website

From the jungles of Burma to the coffee shops of Leeds – quite a geographic scope for contemporary British horror. Vinyan, as mentioned in a previous post, reaches cinemas after a live online streaming screening on Lovefilm last week, and almost simultaneously on DVD. The Spell just hits the streets with some awful reviews. Demons and hooded spirits in Leeds? Are you having a giraffe?

spell

UK New Film Releases Week 39: 25 September – 1 October 2009

October 1, 2009

creation

New British Feature Films (Fiction) Released in 2009 – 66 [19% of total film releases]
Total Film Releases in the UK in 2009 – 339

The UK film release schedule for the week commencing 25 September 2009 is:

  • Born In 68 (FRA)
  • Creation (Jon Amiel, 2009, UK) #62 British feature film release 2009
  • The Crimson Wing (USA/UK) Documentary
  •  Fame (USA)
  •  The Godfather (USA) Reissue
  • Heart of Fire (GER/ITA/AUS/FRA)
  • Jack Said (Lee Basannavar and Michael Tchoubouroff, 2009, UK) #63 British feature film release 2009
  • Management (USA)
  • The Soloist (Joe Wright, 2009, UK/USA/FRA) #64 British feature film release 2009
  • Surrogates (USA)
  • White Lightnin’ (Dominic Murphy, 2009, UK) #65 British feature film release 2009
  • Morris: A Life With Bells On (Lucy Akhurst, 2009, UK) #66 British feature film relaese 2009 27 September

An avalanche of British films this week, including five features, but only two of which are playing in Leicester – Joe Wright’s attempt to raise the importance and value of sound in the cinema, The Soloist, and Jon Amiel’s historical biopic of the events in the life of Charles Darwin leading to the publication of ‘On The Origin Of Species’, Creation. Both look like serious and worthy efforts that would expect to get wide distribution.

soloist_poster

Not so for the other new British films this week. It might be enough to say that Jack Said stars Danny Dyer, but it is probably more interesting than that suggests since it it is a crime noir adaptation of a graphic novel reminiscent of the style of Sin City. It will quickly be available on DVD (5 October).

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Dominic Murphy’s debut feature film White Lightnin’ is an intriguiging biopic set in the Appalachian mountains about the ‘dancing outlaw’ Jesco White, and has been shown at festiveals such as Berlin and Sundance. One to look out for I think.

white_lightnin_poster

Lastly, and maybe leastly, Morris: A Life With Bells On, a comic mockumentary about Morris dancing. It has to be funnier than Blackball doesn’t it?

morris_website

A useful application on the film’s website allows you to find out ‘Where you can see the film’ – nowhere in the East Midlands, but in several places in the West Midlands (Derby?) and elsewhere. Lucky escape or diabolical liberty?

morris_where_east midlands

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