Plex – the Scarlet Pimpernel of movie reviewing. He’s worked in the industry since the turn of the century, has a black book of contacts worth killing for, and isn’t afraid to give duff films both barrels. Harrison Ford called him ‘that little shit’ and he once trod on Johnny Depp’s foot. That’s just how he rolls.
From the creators of Spirited Away and Ponyo and available for the first time on Blu-ray in stunning high-definition comes Tales From Earthsea and we have three blu-ray copies to give away.
The directorial debut of Goro Miyazaki, son of the legendary Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away). Featuring the voices of Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe and Matt Levin, Tales From Earthsea is based on the unique series of books by Ursula Le Guin. This enchanting story takes place in a fantasy world of dragons and wizards. A ship is tossed by a raging sea and two dragons appear from the storm clouds, only to devour each other. This is seen to be a terrible omen that the very balance of the world is collapsing and sets Sparrowhawk (Timothy Dalton), a wizard, on his quest tofind the source of the evil forces that are shaking the world.
From the creators of Spirited Away and Ponyo and available for the first time on Blu-ray in stunning high-definition comes Howl's Moving Castle - and we have three blu-ray copies to give away.
From legendary director Hayao Miyazaki’s and featuring the voices of Emily Mortimer, Blythe Danner, Christian Bale, Jean Simmons and Billy Crystal, Howl's Moving Castle is set in a magical world of wizard and spells and follows the adventures of Sophie, a young girl trapped in an old-woman's body by an evil sorceror's spell. Based on the popular book by British author Diana Wynne Jones, the UK theatrical release of Howl's Moving Castle was phenomenally successful and was one of the biggestever openings ever for a film in Japan.
We’ve been keeping an eye on the new Martin Scorcese film, The Wolf of Wall Street, for a while. Leonardo DiCaprio has been cast in his latest collaboration with Scorcese, playing Jordan Belfont in a tale of greed and unimaginable wealth. Belfont was a young Wall Street trader who enjoyed a meteoric rise and then a precipitous fall when the rug was pulled out from beneath his feet.
How’s this for an intriguing premise? A group of friends are tasked with venturing into a creepy house with a simple mission: locate a VHS tape and bring it out. The kids accept the challenge, except that it’s not as simple as they expected. The house is full of tapes and they need to sit down and watch them in order to find the one that they need. Problem is, the content that they are forced to watch makes it clear that they might not all get out of the house alive.
Christopher Nolan has long proselytised the benefits of shooting in IMAX, and The Dark Knight Rises is rumoured to include anything up to an hour’s worth of footage that will take advantage of the format. This follows the stunning use of the technology in The Dark Knight and, more recently, in key sequences from Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Now THR is reporting that Francis Lawrence is keen to use the cameras to film at least some of the second film in the Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire.