Bits & Pieces: The Mothers Day Edition

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We get sent a lot of film treats here at BRWC, so here’s a place we can share them with you.  They’ll be clips, trailers, images and posters, links and all sorts.  Enjoy.


Check Please has been collecting accolades for Best Film and Sorochkin for Directing and Screen Writing.  Having garnered awards during the films festival run, it has now been selected to play on Short of the WeekCheck Please stars Matthew Porter (30 Rock), alongside Bryan Manley DavisJacob Trussell Amelia Brain and Emily Dennis.

CHURCHILL follows Britain’s iconic Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the days before the infamous D-Day landings in June 1944.  As allied forces stand on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe, they await Churchill’s decision on whether the invasion will actually move ahead. Fearful of repeating his mistakes from World War I on the beaches of Gallipoli, exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness, Churchill is also faced with constant criticism from his political opponents; General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery. Only the unflinching support of Churchill’s brilliant, unflappable wife Clementine can halt the Prime Minister’s physical and mental collapse and help lead him to greatness.

Here’s the official trailer for DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL. Based on the record-breaking book series and starring Jason Ian Drucker, Charlie Wright, Owen Asztalos, Tom Everett Scott and Alicia Silverstone.

Produced by Rashida Jones, Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus, Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On is a six-part anthology series, based off their acclaimed feature documentary, Hot Girls Wanted. This unflinchingly honest series tells personal stories about people whose lives are affected by the explosion of the Internet where social media, pornography and virtual relationships are all just a click away. Each episode explores the intersection of sex and technology telling stories of intimacy, connection, disconnection, self-promotion, race and gender politics. How is interacting through screens rewiring us in fundamental ways?

Drawing comparisons to the much-lauded Twin Peaks and Stranger ThingsThe Kettering Incident is the gripping new mystery drama starring The Night Manager’s Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), it recently aired on Sky Atlantic to critical acclaim and now it is set for its UK DVD and Digital HD debut courtesy of Dazzler Media.

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A brand new clip from THE BOSS BABY titled ‘We Need To Talk’ has been made available.  Featuring the voice talents of Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow and from the director of Madagascar, THE BOSS BABY is due to arrive in cinemas from April 1.

The behind the scenes featurette Dinner For Six reveals new footage and interviews with the film’s top comedy cast which includes Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Stephen Merchant, Craig RobinsonJune Squibb and Tony Revolori.  Table 19 sees ex-maid of honour Eloise (Anna Kendrick) decide to hold her head high and attend the wedding of her oldest friend – even though she was unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text. Finding herself seated at the ‘random’ table 19 it’s soon revealed that she’s not the only one hiding secrets.

Bill Kenwright Films and Vertigo Releasing have released a new clip from ANOTHER MOTHER’S SON to coincide with Mothers Day this weekend. In the clip, Jenny Seagrove plays Louisa Gould, an unsung heroine of WWII, who reacts to the war scars of an escaped Russian POW (Julian Kostov) in the only way she knows how, with maternal compassion.

Netflix has released the full length trailer for filmmaker Kitty Green’s Casting JonBenet, a sly and stylized exploration of the world’s most sensational child-murder case, today.  The still unsolved death of six-year-old American beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey has inspired years of media speculation and public fascination, and in Green’s film, audiences are presented with a documentary hybrid examining the macabre legacy of this tiny starlet.

Award-winning writer/director John Butler (The Stag) returns with HANDSOME DEVIL, a charming story of the unlikely friendship between two boarding school roommates – music-mad Ned (Fionn O’Shea) and macho rugby player Conor (Nicholas Galitzine). In this funny and observant coming-of-age tale, the boys take an instant dislike to each other but are encouraged by their English teacher (Andrew Scott) to find their own voices and defy the status quo.

A brand new clip from British heist film THE HATTON GARDEN JOB, starring Larry Lamb, Matthew Goode, Phil Daniels, David Calder, Clive Russell, Steven Moyer and Joely Richardson, has been launched.  In the clip Larry Lamb, Phil Daniels and Matthew Goode plot the infamous heist and go in search of a driver and some muscle.


That’s your lot for now, more soon enough.


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Alton started BRWC as a bit of fun, and has grown into what you see today, and he can only apologise. Some of the films he loves are Rear Window, Superman 2, The Man With The Two Brains, Clockwise, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Trading Places, Stir Crazy and Punch-Drunk Love.