Go Gets A Green Light From Reviewers

Tuesday, May 31 2011
Go Gets A Green Light From Reviewers

It may not have been universally positive coverage, but the combination of Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston proved irresistible to most reviewers over the weekend, with their romcom Just Go With It being among the best reviewed films of the past seven days, as our weekly round-up of DVD and Blu-ray coverage proves. Also scoring […]

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The Eyes Have It…

Friday, May 27 2011
The Eyes Have It…

As soon as we saw this trailer, for the forthcoming Eyeborgs, we knew Momentum was on to a winner with this release. It’s got all the perfect ingredients for a DTV release: a cracking title that reduces the idea of a high concept pitch to one word – eyeborgs, natch; a commercial sleeve, pictured left, […]

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Let’s Make This Pure…

Thursday, May 26 2011
Let’s Make This Pure…

A Monday night  in the West End. The Raygun is sat in one of the plush screening rooms at London’s swish Soho Hotel. On the screen, dominating the room, is Malcolm McDowell’s face, complete with false eyelashes on one side and topped off by a bowler hat, one of  the iconic images from A Clockwork Orange. In […]

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Gnome News Is Good News

Thursday, May 26 2011
Gnome News Is Good News

BVA award-winning agency Premier PR is among the best when it comes to organising stunts around releases it is looking after and its latest ruse aimed at attracting the media’s attention was among its best.  Organised to mark eOne’s impending release of homegrown animated hit Gnomeo And Juliet, it targeted the Chelsea Flower Show, which […]

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Seconds Out…

Wednesday, May 25 2011
Seconds Out…

With David Haye and Wladimir Klitschko doing the rounds, drumming up publicity for their forthcoming world heavywight unification fight due to take place early in July, boxing seems to be enjoying something of a resurgence. After Haye effectively killed off the hardly-inspiring Olympic medal winner Audley Harrison, the stage has been set for the unification […]

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Tangled Up In Blu

Tuesday, May 24 2011
Tangled Up In Blu

Black Swan continued its strong run of coverage into another week, as did Gulliver’s Travels and The Next Three Days. But the real winner of the week was probably Disney’s Tangled, which got plenty of coverage as highlighted in our weekly round-up of home entertainment coverage in the national press and elsewhere. What’s more most […]

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Silence Is Golden

Tuesday, May 24 2011
Silence Is Golden

We’ve oft extolled the virtues of the BFI’s June 20 release The Great White Silence. It’s just had a theatrical release ahead of its dual format release. It really is an outstanding title. Originally released in 1924, but filmed more than 10 years prior to that by Herbert Ponting, it follows Captain Scott’s ill-fated, doomed […]

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Down To The Lake I Fear

Tuesday, May 24 2011
Down To The Lake I Fear

The mock documentary and found footage genre is a relatively recent one, but, in horror film terms, has proved to be fruitful, in terms of not just originality, but also profitability. And it seems as if it’s far from over yet. As long as titles such as the Paranormal Activity franchise is proving to be […]

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The Week In Screenings Part X

Monday, May 23 2011
The Week In Screenings Part X

The latest missive from our regular correspondent at Soho’s darkened screening rooms and London’s multiplexes, Alex Kidd, reviewing his past week’s cinematic exploits with a  home entertainment friendly slant… Monday night and after a very hectic weekend I really wanted to catch up with Attack The Block. I’ve been hearing about the debut film from […]

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Charlie Don’t Surf

Thursday, May 19 2011
Charlie Don’t Surf

It’s been out in assorted forms before, but Optimum’s forthcoming Apocalypse Now release, its first time on Blu-ray, really promises to be the definitive version of the film. Due on May 27 for a brief theatrical bow ahead of the June 13 BD release, the film has been cleaned up, both in terms of the […]

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Gladiators… Ready!

Wednesday, May 18 2011
Gladiators… Ready!

Shoppers along London’s Oxford Street and elsewhere in the busy West End were somewhat shocked on Monday to see this lot carousing about on the streets of London. This hardy bunch of gladiators and wenches were pounding the pavements to mark the release this week of Anchor Bay’s Spartacus: Blood And Sand. Their appearance outside […]

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The Week In Screenings Part IX

Tuesday, May 17 2011
The Week In Screenings Part IX

In which our regular correspondent, Alex Kidd, formerly at HMV, takes us on a tour of his assorted screenings, films and other events he’s been off to over the past seven days… How much you enjoy Bridesmaids will really depend on how funny you find Kristen Wiig, sadly for me I just don’t find her […]

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The Swan’s Way

Monday, May 16 2011
The Swan’s Way

After dominating the proceedings last week, Momentum’s The King’s Speech had another outstanding week in terms of reviews and coverage, as our weekly round-up of press coverage for home entertainment shows. Chief among Monday’s releases receiving coverage were Fox’s Black Swan and Lionsgate’s The Next Three Days both scoring well. On the television side, there […]

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Death Star Nears Completion

Friday, May 13 2011
Death Star Nears Completion

As the Star Wars Blu-ray bow nears, more and more details are emerging about the content. The Raygun was among those revealing further news about the Fox release of the Lucasfilm classics, due on September 12, in three SKUs, one, pictured left, pulling all six Star Wars films together and another two featuring the first […]

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Top 10 Box Office Data Charts

Friday, May 13 2011
Top 10 Box Office Data Charts

While we wait for our BVA Yearbook to turn up, and were idly twiddling our thumbs, this year’s FDA Yearbook plopped on to our desks and we picked up some interesting material from the BVA’s theatrical equivalent (it stands for Film Distributors’ Association. We’re already fans of the FDA anyway, as its launchingfilms website is […]

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