More Moments

Friday, March 30 2012
More Moments

More from the world of the Industry Trust and this latest initiative in its Moments Worth Paying For campaign is a far more homespun affair than the previously reported Battleship initiative. For these images printed here are less Hollywood and more local. As well as continuing the theme of the fact that films can deliver […]

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A Cut Above

Friday, March 30 2012
A Cut Above

There’s nothing that HMV’s head of press and PR Gennaro Castaldo won’t do in the call of duty. He works ridiculously long hours, deals with an at times rabid press and vicious business reporters, puts up with numerous queries and pointless complaints from members of the public, has to deal with uppity talent and that’s […]

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Magic Moments

Friday, March 30 2012
Magic Moments

The anti-piracy war gained a new recruit this week… a mighty Battleship. For the latest burst of the The Industry Trust For IP Awareness’ Moments Worth Paying For activity, a major salvo has been fired against the pirates courtesy of Universal’s imminent blockbuster Battleship. The trailer was produced by Universal Pictures and follows the Trust’s […]

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The Week In Screenings Part LII

Thursday, March 29 2012
The Week In Screenings Part LII

Roving reporter and reviewer Alex Kidd’s weekly column is officially one year old this week. And how did he mark this momentous occasion? By going to see loads of films, of course. Here’s his latest missive from the front line… This week marks the first anniversary of this blog, which to me is quite amazing […]

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Across The Great Divide

Wednesday, March 28 2012
Across The Great Divide

Every time we head in to Momentum’s West End offices, we end up having an enthusiastic conversation with its marketing team about post-apocalyptic thrillers. It’s a genre beloved of the independent and us at The Raygun too. Not only does it make for exciting fare (although we always feel that we’d survive about five minutes […]

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Eyes on The Prize

Tuesday, March 27 2012
Eyes on The Prize

Already featured on our weekly email newsletter, martial arts actioner Dragon Eyes is the next release from fast-growing independent label G2 Pictures. It represents more than just a strong, genre based release from the company that is currently excelling in the limited theatrical and DTV arena (and expanding beyond that too). For it’s the first […]

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Kings Of The Ring…

Tuesday, March 27 2012
Kings Of The Ring…

Momentum is, as we’ve oft noted here and on our weekly newsletter, the company is one of  the  leading lights in its field when it comes to the DTV sector. The company’s latest entry into this increasingly busy arena is House Of The Rising Sun. It comes with all the right credentials – it’s strong, […]

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Scaling The Heights

Monday, March 26 2012
Scaling The Heights

There weren’t any clear winners in our regular round-up of DVD and Blu-ray coverage in national newspapers and beyond over the weekend, rather more a batch of wildly differing titles that all got their fair share of coverage. These included as wildly diverse titles as Wuthering Heights and, gearing up for the Easter holidays, Puss […]

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Breaking Records…

Thursday, March 22 2012
Breaking Records…

Entertainment One scored a remarkable achievement with the launch of Breaking Dawn Part 1, the latest instalment in The Twilight Saga. It sold almost 1 million units in its first week, making it a bona fide success and, interestingly, showed that the franchise, although it’s nearing the end of its life cycle, is far from […]

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Smash And Grab Raid

Wednesday, March 21 2012
Smash And Grab Raid

It’s rare that we give this level of coverage to a title that hasn’t even arrived at cinemas yet, but then again, The Raid is not your average kind of film. The amount of Internet chatter the film has received, long before its arrival and after screenings to the press and assorted bloggers, has been […]

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Viral Marketing

Wednesday, March 21 2012
Viral Marketing

The kind of launch-day vernacular that states “we’re going to take over stores” is one that has oft been used by distributors and suppliers when they’re making plans around big home entertainment releases. But for Contagion, released recently by Warner, the major literally did that. And its activity went beyond the mere store too: as […]

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The Week In Screenings Part LI

Tuesday, March 20 2012
The Week In Screenings Part LI

As he approaches a full year’s worth of columns, Alex Kidd is gearing up for the summer season with another busy week, taking in screening rooms, multiplexes and more. Here’s his latest weekly column… Lots to report on this week, as things begin to pick up and the cinemas are starting to get busy with […]

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Get Set For Weekend

Tuesday, March 20 2012
Get Set For Weekend

It was a big week for releases, taking in mega-budget family titles (The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn), more understated, Oscar-friendly work (Moneyball), critically-acclaimed fare (Snowtown, Take Shelter, Weekend) and the odd classic release (The Devils). And, as our weekly round-up of press coverage for home entertainment releases proves, all performed well […]

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Making Lots Of Lolly

Thursday, March 15 2012
Making Lots Of Lolly

The first major film excursion for Tintin, the Belgian reporter and amateur detective whose adventures have excited generations for almost 100 years, is set to arrive on DVD and Blu-ray SKUs (we hear the 3D BD is pretty much a game-changer for the fledgling format and one of the best 3D titles this far) arrives […]

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Grinding Us Down

Thursday, March 15 2012
Grinding Us Down

Cancer films are not necessarily an easy sell: they’re either going to end in tragedy or, even if there is remission at the end, it can be a depressing journey. But Lionsgate is overcoming that problem with the release of 50/50, one of last year’s better comedies and certainly one of the few films that […]

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