Bits & Pieces: The Breath Of The Wild Edition

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In 1943, the people of the isolated Scottish island of Todday are largely unaffected by wartime rationing, until their supply of whisky runs out. In the midst of this catastrophe, Sergeant Odd (Biggerstaff) returns on leave to court Peggy Macroon (Battrick), the daughter of the local shopkeeper (Fisher). Meanwhile, her sister Catriona (Kendrick) has just become engaged to meek schoolteacher George Campbell (Guthrie), although his stern, domineering mother refuses to give her approval. During a storm, the freighter S.S. Cabinet Minister runs aground near Todday and begins to sink. Two local inhabitants investigate and learn from its departing crew that the cargo consists of 50,000 cases of whisky. A battle of wits ensues between the stuffy English commander Wagget (Izzard), who wants to confiscate the salvaged cargo, and the islanders.

Director Paul Franklin’s drama “The Escape” will receive its world premiere on April 20th at the Tribeca film festival, and stars Julian Sands [A Room with a View, The Killing Fields], Art Malik [True Lies, Sherlock], Olivia Williams [The Sixth Sense, An Education] and Ben Miller [Death in Paradise, Johnny English].



Twentieth Century Fox are pleased to make available a new featurette 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, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL will be released in cinemas from 20th May 2017.

Salt and Fire is the latest work by highly acclaimed Academy Award Nominee director WERNER HERZOG (Grizzly Man) including an all-star cast including MICHAEL SHANNON (Man of Steel, Nocturnal Animals, Boardwalk Empire), GAEL GARCIA BERNAL (Desierto, Y Tu Mamá También, Babel) and VERONICA FERRES (Pay the Ghost).

The winners of the 2016 edition were the shortfilm spanish-ugandan ‘El Mundo de Mao’, directed by the spanish Pablo de la Chica, which tells the story of a boy named Mao who chooses football as a way of emotional escape on having lived through the conflict of the extremist Christian organization LRA from the North of his natal Uganda and the full-lenght film spanish-zambian ‘Eighteam’, documentary which narrates the revival of football in Zambia after the airplane crash in 1993 where the country lost its national football team.

From acclaimed director Michael Dudok de Wit, and produced by the legendary Academy Award-winning animation house Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro), comes a magical castaway story that combines beauty, nature, and mystery. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated feature, The Red Turtle is a stunning and touching animation about the transience of life.

Office Space meets Battle Royale as an office block is turned into a bloody arena when the staff are pitted against each other in a vicious kill or be killed game, in this top-notch horror thriller from director Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) and writer James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy). Watch & share a behind the scenes clip with the legendary actor John C McGinley.

Girlboss is inspired by the New York Times best-selling book #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal. The series centers on Amoruso (Britt Robertson), who began selling vintage clothes on eBay and, by the age of 27, had built the multi-million dollar fashion empire, Nasty Gal. Girlboss is created by and executive produced by Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect 1& 2, 30 Rock), who also serves as showrunner. Charlize Theron (Monster, Young Adult), Laverne McKinnon and Beth Kono of Denver & Delilah, Christian Ditter (How to Be Single) and Sophia Amoruso will also serve as executive producers. This is a Netflix production and there will be 13-half hour episodes.


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Alton loves film. He is founder and Editor In Chief of BRWC.  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.

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