Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins – Release News

Signature Entertainment presents Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins in Cinemas Nationwide 3rd September

When a down-on-his-luck Tony Tucker (Terry StoneOne Upon a Time in London) lands a job as a nightclub doorman after saving the owner’s grandson, he will do whatever it takes to rise to the top of the game. Teaming up with Essex heavyweight Bernard O’Mahoney (Vinnie JonesSnatch, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) at the height of the 1980s rave scene, Tucker could do no wrong. A voracious appetite for money, drugs, and a glamorous lifestyle soon develops, fueling his growingly audacious ventures and seeing him join forces with Pat Tate (Craig FairbrassCliffhanger) and Craig Rolfe (Roland Manookian, Rocknrolla) to capitalise on the drug-boom. Packed with fights, revenges, and explosions, the ultimate origin story brings Rise of the Footsoldier full circle, and tackles many of the franchise’s previously unanswered questions. Also starring Keith Allen (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins was written and directed by Nick Nevern, with writing from Andrew Loveday.

Fear of Rain – Coming to Amazon Prime

Signature Entertainment presents Fear of Rain on Amazon Prime Video 3rd September

Fear of Rain is a twisty, unsettling and terrifying horror thriller starring Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up, Firefly Lane), Madison Iseman (Jumanji franchise, Annabelle Comes Home) and Harry Connick Jr. (PS. I Love You), that will keep you guessing whether there is real horror hiding next door. 17-year old Rain Burroughs is a mostly-typical teenage girl…with an anything-but-typical disease:  early onset schizophrenia.  After Rain returns home from being hospitalized, she meets strangely beautiful and hauntingly awkward Caleb.  He seems too good to be true – and he very well may be. While struggling to make sense of this first brush with young love, she must suppress the self-destructive and manipulative forces consuming her mind.  More frightening than the man who haunts her dreams is the real-life neighbour who, Rain is convinced, has kidnapped a little girl and are holding her captive in their attic. Written and directed by Castille Landon who is set to direct the 2 new instalments from the “After” multi-million franchise: After We Fell and After Ever Happy

Full Review Here

Plan A – Release News

Signature Entertainment presents Plan A in Cinemas and Premium Digital 3rd September and DVD 13th Sept 

Plan A is a gripping thriller based on the incredible true story of the shocking plan to poison 6 million Germans after WWII. In 1945 a group of young Holocaust survivors pledged to avenge the death of their families, friends and the 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazi regime. Headed by the charismatic Abba Kovner they devised the biggest plan for Jewish revenge in history: to kill millions of Germans by poisoning their drinking water. Their dangerous and bold secret operation was called – Plan A. Starring August Diehl (Inglourious Basterds, A Hidden Life), Sylvia Hoeks (The Girl in the Spider’s Web, Blade Runner 2049), Michael Aloni (Shtisel) and Milton Welsh (Conan the Barbarian), Plan A was written and directed by brothers Doron and Yoav Paz, the directors behind Jeruzalem and The Golem.

Seberg (2019) Movie Review

Director: Benedict Andrews

Writer: Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse (Screenplay)

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Jack O’Connell, Margaret Qualley, Vince Vaughn, Stephen Root, Anthony Mackie, Zazie Beetz

Plot: Inspired by real events in the life of French New Wave icon Jean Seberg. In the late 1960s, Hoover’s FBI targeted her because of her political and romantic involvement with civil rights activist Hakim Jamal.

Tagline – Actress. Activist. Adversary.

Runtime: 1 Hour 42 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Seberg starts when French New Wave actress Jean Seberg (Stewart) returns to America, looking to try and make an impact in Hollywood, on route she meets Hakim Jamal (Mackie) one of the Black Panthers on a flight, where she decides to make a stand with them.

This action turns the FBI in her direction as their own surveillance investigation into the Panthers wants to know the connection. FBI agent Jack Solomon (O’Connell) leads this investigation, wanting to do the right thing, but the other agents are a lot more ruthless, leading to the actress’s life spiralling out of control.

Thoughts on Seberg

Characters & Performances – Jean Seberg is a French New Wave actress, turning heads with her performances looking to make it in Hollywood. She is an activist though, which will see her siding with the Black Panthers, drawing the attention of the FBI. She is using her star power to help a cause, but her personal affairs will see her life start to spiral out of control, with her affairs making the headlines and the FBI targeting her. Kristen Stewart does a great job in this leading role, proving she is one of the best actresses of her generation, showing the actress in the mindsets she goes through during the film. Jack Solomon is the FBI agent that is running the surveillance, he does the right thing when running the operation, but is left seeing the others around him breaking the rules, causing more problems with how they are conducting the investigation. Jack O’Connell does a good job in his role, he shows what a more elite FBI agent would look and operate like through this film. Hakim Jamal is the member of the Black Panthers that Jean meets and spends time with, he speaks for the right cause, but we don’t spend as much time as we could with the character. We get to meet the other FBI agents who are trying to find a story, the people who think the Black Panthers are a threat to society. The performances from the rest of the supporting cast are strong throughout, with nobody struggling to make their impact in this film.

StoryThe story here follows Jean Seberg who makes a connection to the Black Panther before getting put through years of harassment from the FBI. This is a story that showed how people would have seen their lives put through ruins because of what people want to think about them, seeing how people can become targeted for no reason and a fight for rights will always have casualties. We do witness how the victim can try to be strong and will be stuck with the pain of the pressure on them. It also highlights just how the FBI would operate against people they shouldn’t be targeting, just looking for excuses for their own actions.

ThemesSeberg is a biopic that looks at the life of Jean Seberg who became victimised by the FBI for taking a stand with the Black Panthers, a decision which would be right for the people to see, but the law didn’t accept it. The late 1960s and early 1970s settings and costume design all look flawless through the film too.

Seberg is a brilliantly acted drama that shows us just how a person can become targeted to have their life turned upside down.