Shy, unassuming teenager Mary ‘Mouse’ Bedford (Mischa Barton, The OC) is enrolled at a prestigious all girls’ boarding school hidden away amongst lush countryside forest. Upon arrival, she is welcomed by her two roommates – the carefree and impressionable Tori (Jessica Paré, Mad Men) and excitable, temperamental Paulie (Piper Perabo, Coyote Ugly) – whom Mary quickly discovers are deeply in love with one another. But when when Tori’s younger sister finds out, and threatens to break the secret to her friends and family, Tori breaks off the relationship. Unable to deal with losing the other half to her whole family, Paulie will do anything to get her ex-girlfriend back, even if it means risking her life.
Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Alden Ehrenreich discuss working with one of their acting heroes and his influence on their own performances in a new featurette launched exclusively by BAFTA Guru.
Arrow Films are delighted to announce the UK release of noir-thriller TERMINAL, in cinemas from 6th July and available on DVD, Blu-ray, Digital & On Demand from 6th August. The film marks the directorial feature debut of Vaughn Stein and is a co-production between Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment (I,Tonya) and BeaglePug Films (Cinderella).
STUDIOCANAL are delighted to release a new clip for THE BREADWINNER ahead of its theatrical release. From executive producer Angelina Jolie and Cartoon Saloon, the creators of the Academy Award nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, comes this highly-anticipated, award-winning new feature based on Deborah Ellis’ bestselling novel. When Parvana’s father is wrongfully imprisoned by the Taliban, she has to do whatever it takes to support her family. Disguising herself as a boy, she embarks on a dangerous journey to save her father and untie her family, drawing strength from the fantastical stories she invents and the new friends she makes. Thrilling and enchanting, THE BREADWINNER is an inspiring and beautifully animated tale about the power of storytelling, girlhood, and defiance.
WHITNEY is the intimate, definitive account of the superstar’s life and career, authored by renowned Oscar®-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald. The only film officially supported by the late singer’s estate, it includes previously unreleased recordings, rare never-before-seen footage and live performances recorded by Houston at various stages of her life, as well as original studio recordings and acapellas of some of the late singer’s greatest hits. Because the filmmakers had access to vast archives of the Houston estate, the film also contains personal home movie footage that has never been seen publicly before, offering a rare glimpse of Whitney’s life behind-the-scenes as known only to her closest relatives, friends and collaborators. The film will be released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland from 6 July.
A SIMPLE FAVOUR, a stylish post-modern film noir directed by Paul Feig, centres around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mummy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily’s husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.
STUDIO 54 was the epicentre of ’70s hedonism—a monumental magnet for beautiful stars, casual sex, and mounds of cocaine, a den of excess that defined its own rules and enshrined the ostracized, queer, and fabulous. Matt Tyrnauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor) chronicles the rise and fall of this nightclub’s founders: two best friends from Brooklyn, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, who conquered New York City only to have it crumble before their eyes. With rare footage, a parade of colourful patrons and staff, and brutally honest interviews with Schrager himself, Studio 54 is a riveting study in contradictions. Inside the palatial theatre-turned-disco, the crowd revelled in an atmosphere of total acceptance, whether drag queen, octogenarian, waiter, or celebrity. Yet outside, a frenzied, excluded mob yearned to be noticed by the doorman and ushered into the sanctum of pulsating love. Schrager and Rubell’s glittering creation sprang from carefree naiveté and unbridled ambition—yet those same instincts managed to destroy it. This bracing story reveals how even the most culturally potent and transformative phenomena can be vulnerable and fleeting.
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