Bits & Pieces: The Sister Sister Edition


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.

Atlantic Records has announced the release of The Greatest Showman – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, the official soundtrack to THE GREATEST SHOWMAN. The album, ​which features original songs from Academy Award-Winning team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land)​,​ ​arrives at all music retailers and streaming services on Friday, 8 December.   Pre-orders of the album are rewarded with two ‘instant grat’ tracks – The Greatest Show and This Is Me (also available now ​as singles). Get your first listen below:

This Is Me

The Greatest Show

Weather has been used for dramatic effect since fiction began, so much so that the term ‘pathetic fallacy’ is probably one of the main things you remember from your English Literature classes. Hands down, the most dramatic of all meteorological phenomenon is fog. It can be used to ratchet up tension, conceal terrifying creatures and even provide important characters with a suitably dramatic entrance.  Spanning genres from horror to sci-fi, mist and fog are more versatile than mere set dressing; they dominate scenes and often make them the most memorable part of their respective movies.

The London installation of “The Justice League Experience,” a global celebration of the original Super Hero team and the much-anticipated, epic big-screen adventure, Justice League, will open to the public on 9 November and 10 November, at The College, in Southampton Row.  Warner Bros. Pictures releases Justice League worldwide beginning 17 November.  The exhibition features five character-themed environments inspired by the Justice League members Aquaman, Batman, Cyborg, The Flash and Wonder Woman, with sets, props and costumes from the film’s production bringing their worlds to life.  Prior to its public opening, “The Justice League Experience” will serve as home to the film’s worldwide press junket.  To secure your tickets please go to:

Anfield 1989. For the first time in a century the final game of the season pitted the top two teams against each other for an intense sporting duel watched by millions. The league title was the prize and the entire season hinged on how the very last seconds played out. Arsenal were unfancied and unfashionable compared to the mighty Liverpool. The odds were stacked against them.

A Caribbean Dream is a re-imagining of William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Set in modern day Barbados, Theseus and Hippolyta are returning Nationals. This traditional tale takes a twist with the creation of new characters where Mechanicals are re-imagined as Fishermen, and Bottom as a Black Belly Sheep, along with Birdman and a Changeling Boy. Chaos and madness unfolds at night, exploring Caribbean folklore and culture. This is a unique and entertaining re-imagination of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies.

London’s award-winning documentary series 1000 Londoners is handing the reins to young people in the capital. For the next 5 months will release short films made by young filmmakers, aged 11 to 19 as part of this year’s 1000 Londoners ‘Youth Takeover’. All the films have been created by first time young filmmakers that have been trained on Chocolate Films Workshops.

Movies That Make You Feel Claustrophobic: Few feelings create anxiety more than being trapped in a confined space, each movie is rated on their claustrophobic factor.

With the launch of the new Justice League film next week, one infographic has looked at the prospect of there being zero crimes left for the Caped Crusader and co to solve. Naturally, they’ve stepped in as career advisors and looked at which careers best suit their skills (and superpowers). Here are a few examples from the comic book-style infographic:

Batman – Bouncer
Superman – Shipyard Worker
The Flash – Postman

You can view the infographic here.

Attraction is the latest movie by Fedor Bondarchuk, the director of the Russian box-office smash Stalingrad. It’s a bold, epic sci-fi story following the devastating crash-landing of a mysterious flying object in Moscow, after it is shot down by the Russian Air Force.  Please see below for further information on the release including the brand new trailer.  The film will premiere at Russian Film Week at the Science Museum IMAX including a Q&A with Director Fedor Bondarchuk, and Producer & VFX Supervisor Arman Yahin.

Blending quickfire thriller with bracingly visceral belly laughs, 68 KILL introduces Chip (Matthew Gray Gubler, Criminal Minds) a simple guy scraping by as best he can by flushing septic systems for a living.  Thankfully, Chip’s girlfriend Liza (AnnaLynne McCord, 90210) has her head screwed on. When she suggests that they relieve a sleazy benefactor of a stack of cash, Chip begins to see a side of her he never knew existed… or never wanted to admit.  Outsmarted at every turn by headstrong women, Chip finds himself with a gun in his hand and less than 24 hours to figure his way out of a colossal mess.

After a record turnout for the UniFrance online festival in 2017 with almost 7 million views of the selected films, the best of new-generation French cinema will be available online once again from 19 January to 19 February 2018, worldwide!  MyFrenchFilmFestival is the first entirely online Francophone film festival. For eight years, the festival has invited web users to discover films that represent the diversity and creativity of contemporary French filmmakers, as well as the French cinematic heritage of all genres, for an entire month. Comedies, thrillers, romances and dramas will receive equal billing, regardless of their length.

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