Ashes Edition: Bits & Pieces: Based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new story, set many years before the events of the movie, and realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects. The world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth is at the heart of Thra, a source of untold power. But it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a sickness spreads across the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, an adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit and an epic battle for the planet begins.
Writer director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), brings his signature style of humour and pathos to his latest film, JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis), whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in her attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his naive patriotism.
In this science-fiction thriller, a disturbed father (Emile Hirsch) locks his bold 7-year-old daughter (Lexy Kolker) in a house, warning her of grave dangers outside. But the mysterious Mr. Snowcone (Bruce Dern) convinces the girl to escape and join him on a quest for family, freedom, and revenge.
After a night of debauchery spirals out of control, Marcus retreats to his family home along the New England coast. Solitude is disturbed when his brother asks Marcus to look after his estranged nephew and niece. As days pass, solace escapes him; he feels baited by a dark force. Is he losing his mind or has something terrible burrowed deep within him? Incubating. Waiting until the climate is right. Haunted by his deepest fears, Marcus struggles not to succumb as he fights to protect Lily, his beloved niece from a monster that lies in wait.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN DEADWOOD concerns a notorious gunslinger who is slipped a slow-acting poison by an heiress and told he has three days to track down and rescue her sister, who has been kidnapped by a band of hoodlums and holds the antidote. Rene Perez directs from his screenplay, with Jeff Miller (THE TOYBOX) also contributing.
HITSVILLE: THE MAKING OF MOTOWN, the remarkable film charting the creation and incredible success of the legendary Motown Records against the backdrop of the growing civil rights movement, will be released in UK & Irish cinemas for One Night Only from the World Premiere on 30 September. The first documentary about the iconic label to be made with the participation of the label’s visionary founder, Berry Gordy, HITSVILLE: THE MAKING OF MOTOWN will be an unmissable cinematic event, releasing during the year Motown Records celebrates its 60th Anniversary.
After premiering on opening night and winning an award in Rhode Island before playing at Hollyshorts, Nicolas Greinacher’s topical film Ayaneh will be released in Los Angeles this week. This important film shares the story of a Muslim girl (Afsaneh Dehrouyeh) who, after embarking on a romance with a Swiss girl, rebels against the constraints of her family and religion.
Sudden Death meets Sicario in this gritty Mexican-set gang land thriller starring action legend Jean Claude Van Damme. When ruthless drug lord Rincon recruits 10-year-old boy Lucas to work as a runner, his older brother Lucas is desperate to keep him safe at all costs. The boys soon flee for their lives and are rescued by a troubled war veteran named Daniel (Van Damme). Daniel, who suffers with PTSD, is consumed in helping the boys to find their revenge against the violent MS-13 gang leader, in the only way he knows how.
Bruce Willis (Die Hard) is back and paired with new partner-in-action Michael Chiklis (The Shield) in 10 Minutes Gone, a crime thriller about a man whose memory has been lost due to a bank heist gone wrong. Ruthless crime boss Rex (Willis) hires Frank (Chiklis) and his crew to steal a priceless jewel stash. However, the job goes completely wrong when someone tips the police and Frank suffers a heavy blow to the head. Frank wakes up to find the jewels gone and no memory of his attacker. Now Frank will need to piece together the missing 10 minutes from his memory, and fast, to find out who betrayed him so that Rex does not have him murdered in cold blood.
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