Good Luck to You, Leo Grande – Home Release News

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Good Luck to You, Leo Grande is available on Blu-ray and DVD from 12 September via Lionsgate UK

Directed by Sophie Hyde
Written & Created by Katy Brand
Produced by Debbie Gray, Adrian Politowski

Starring
Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack

Following a successful Premium Video On Demand launch on 1 August, and its digital release on 5 September, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande finally arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on 12 September, courtesy of Lionsgate UK Home Entertainment.

In GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE, two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson (Love, Actually) plays Nancy Stokes, a retired schoolteacher yearning for some adventure, and some sex. And she has a plan, which involves hiring a young sex worker named Leo Grande (Daryl McCormack, Peaky Blinders). As Nancy embarks on a post-marital sexual awakening and Leo draws on his skills and charm, together they find a surprising human connection.

Run time: 97 mins approx.
Cert: 
15

Greywood’s Plot (2019) Movie Review

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Greywood’s Plot – Movie Review

Director: Josh Stifter

Writer: Josh Stifter, Daniel Degnan (Screenplay)

Cast

  • Daniel Degnan
  • Josh Stifter
  • Samantha Kirchoff
  • Aaron McKenna
  • Keith Radichel

Plot: After finding a tape of what appears to be a monster, two friends journey into the woods to uncover if the video was a hoax.

Runtime: 1 Hour 18 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Greywood’s Plot starts as Dom (Stifter) is struggling to find his place in life, wanting to discover a monster in life. He recruits his best friend Miles (Radichel) to join him in a hunt for something discovered in the woods.

The pair head off to Doug Greywood’s (Degnan) plot, where the recording was first discovered. As the pair explore the woodland, they learn about the real monster in the woods.

Verdict on Greywood’s Plot

Greywood’s Plot is a horror movie that shows the desperation to be remembered in the hunt for a monster in the woods. It shows how people will give up parts of their lives in search of things that are only myths or legends.

While this does start like any movie of people searching in the woods for a monster, it does take a dramatic turn along the way. One we didn’t see coming and arguably becoming more disturbing.

The effects used for the shocks are great, they are disturbing with what we end up experiencing. Josh Stifter, Keith Radichel and Daniel Degnan give us great performances that show the determination to find their lives moments.

Final ThoughtsGreywood’s Plot is a disturbing horror with a shocking conclusion.

ABC Film Challenge – 00’s Movies – F – Failure to Launch (2006) Movie review

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Director: Tom Dey

Writer: Tom J Astle, Matt Ember (Screenplay)

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Barthe, Bradley Cooper, Terry Bradshaw, Kathy Bates

Plot: A thirty-something is still living with his parents until they hire an interventionist to help him graduate out of the house. That’s when the fun begins.


Tagline – To leave the nest, some men just need a little push.

Runtime: 1 Hour 37 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Failure to Launch starts as Tripp (McConaughey) who meets women all the time, taking them back home, to his parents home, Al (Bradshaw) and Sue (Bates) who are looking to get him out the home, which is two best friend Ace (Bartha) and Demo (Cooper) haven’t done either.

When Al and Sue decide to hire Paula (Parker) to help Tripp move out using her own routine to push them out of the home, only this time she starts to fall for him.

Thoughts on Failure to Launch

Characters – Tripp is in his mid-30s, he looks to meet women all the time, hang out with friends, but he still lives at home, using that as a way to break-up with the women. He meets Paula for the latest part of his women, only to start to fall for her, only to learn the truth and try to turn the tables on her. Paula has made a career out of helping men move out of their parents homes, she has done it for a few years, following her strict rules, only she starts to fall for him, breaking his rules and wanting to make more of it. Both have been damaged from relationships before, where they have seen things change for them, as to why they are working that way. Kit, Ace and Demo fill up the best friends roles through the film, getting the odd laugh along the way.

PerformancesMatthew McConaughey has become overly comfortable in the rom com genre, which he coasts through this role, not getting the laughs he would once have gotten. Sarah Jessica Parker doesn’t seem to fit this role either, this is mostly because both the main characters seem truly unbelievable. The supporting casts are the best part of the film, getting the laughs the leads fail to capture.

StoryThe story here follows a mid-30s year guy that is a womanizer, only he still lives with his parents, who hire a woman to help him move out, only he learns what is going on and turns it on its head. This main start of the story is basic, bland and boring, because Tripp is portrayed as a slacker, not showing us the series reason why he has closed off, which would be a big part of the motivation, instead of being a small twist in the main story late on, which would make it perfectly clear why he would be where he is. Paula is a lot like Hitch was too, which relies on one character believe they know best.

Comedy/RomanceThe comedy doesn’t hit that much in this film, while the romance does seem overly fake and unrealistic.

SettingsThe film does want to use the everyday settings to show how these people need the push, but it fails to show us what the people do for a living.


Scene of the Movie – The make up plan.

That Moment That Annoyed Me – Too many animal attacks.

Final Thoughts Failure to Launch is one of the basic romantic comedies out there, it doesn’t do anything new to the genre, while getting a few supporting laughs, in a weak romantic storyline, that misses the main points which would get a bigger emotional impact on the story.



Mia and Me: The Hero of Centopia – Release News

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Mia and Me: The Hero of Centopia is coming to UK cinemas from 21st October

From the producers of ‘100% Wolf’ and ‘Maya the Bee’, Mia and Me: The Hero of Centopia is being released 10 years after the smash-hit TV series ‘Mia and Me’, was first aired – and sold to more than 170 countries worldwide. To date it has had over 1 billion views on YouTube. Mia and Me: The Hero of Centopia is a hybrid of live action and CGI.

When Mia returns to her old family summer home for the first time since her parents’ death. An ancient prophecy entwined around the magical gem in Mia’s bracelet draws her back into the mystical unicorn world of Centopia. There she unexpectedly meets Iko, an elf from Lotus Island, who desperately needs her help. He reveals that Toxor, a monstrous, toad-like, vindictive villain, is taking over the Lotus Island, transforming its fabulous denizens into an army of will-less henchmen with his dark magic!

On their exciting and funny road trip to the most remote islands of Centopia. They will fly over treacherous seas, climb mountains on mysterious, floating atolls and race on rainbow freeways! They will make friends and meet a very peculiar grumpy/happy/needy and crazy unicorn whilst dealing with Toxor’s annoying and faithful new army.

Uncertain if she will ever be able to return home. Mia has to make a difficult decision between her life in the human world and the fate of Centopia. And when the great battle for Lotus Island becomes a rescue mission, our heroine will realize that loneliness does not stop anyone and that the dark magic of fear can never win as long as there is friendship and hope…

As the great battle for Lotus Island becomes a rescue mission. Our heroine will realize that loneliness does not stop anyone and that the dark magic of fear can never win as long as there is friendship and hope…

Themes of girl power, friendship and trust show the target audience of girls aged 4-9 that team work makes the dream work!

Two Witches – Coming to Arrow Player

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TWO WITCHES WILL DEBUT ON ARROW 1st OCTOBER

If you’re a horror fan after a fright fix, this is just the ticket. There’s a killer pre-credits shock, followed by a devilishly unsettling scene set in a restaurant… but eight minutes in and you’d better buckle up, as things get REALLY scary… after that, you’re on your own! 

The debut feature from writer/director Pierre Tsigaridis and executive producer/writer Maxime Rancon is a stylish, creepy and brilliantly inventive horror with genuine jolts as well as a hefty dose of jet-black humour, and some unexpected moments of sheer gruesomeness. 

A delirious mix of Rosemary’s BabyHereditary and Drag Me To Hell – with a cheeky nod to The Blair Witch Project – the film features two witch stories interlinked by the incredible Rebekah Kennedy (To The Bone), here the spitting image of genre icon Lynn Lowry, a troubled woman with a dark secret. Also starring Kristina Klebe (Halloween), Tim Fox (Westworld) and Belle Adams (Perry Mason), the film’s a wild ride of ouija boards, witches and very weird roommates. 

Synopsis: With its super-saturated colour palette, tenebrous art design and electrifying soundtrack, Two Witches presents two truly terrifying conjoined tales of witchery, paranoia and terror that hark back to the gory thrills of classic Euro horrors such as Suspiria, Shock  and The Beyond.

Expectant young mother Sarah is convinced she has been given the evil eye from a mysterious blank-eyed old hag while she is dining with her bullish and insensitive partner Simon. When the couple go to visit his new-agey friends Dustin and Melissa, dark forces are unleashed after an ill-advised attempt at consulting a Ouija board to allay her fears. Meanwhile, tensions grow between grad school student Rachel and her new roommate Masha after a violent incident involving a man that the strange and impulsive young woman has brought home.

First-time feature director Pierre Tsigaridis, who also shot, edited and contributed to the film’s soundtrack, singles himself out as one to watch in a deft and unnerving depiction of unspeakable evil that truly delivers.