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‘Blade Runner’ – New Trailer for UK Re-Release

'Blade Runner', Ridley Scott’s trail-blazing sci-fi, is back on the big screen

Blade Runner: “This new trailer captures the essence of the film and I hope will inspire a new generation to see Blade Runner“. The brand new Blade Runner trailer gets the thumbs up from Ridley Scott. Blade Runner, Scott’s trail-blazing sci-fi, is back on the big screen in the UK from the 3rd April 2015 courtesy of the British Film Institute. Originally released in 1982 and adapted from Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Ridley Scott’s iconic dystopian classic is unquestionably one of the greatest sci-fi films ever made and this April, cinemagoers across the UK will have the chance to see it again, at its best on the big screen, when the BFI releases Blade Runner: The Final Cut. Harrison Ford is exemplary as the world-weary detective hunting down intelligent but murderous replicants in a neon-lit, rain-spattered future Los Angeles. Rutger Hauer, Sean Young and Daryl Hannah all give career-defining performances. Featuring an iconic Vangelis score, Ridley Scott’s classic sci-fi opus is one of modern cinema’s most influential films. Blade Runner initially polarised critics: some were displeased with the pacing, while others enjoyed its thematic complexity. The film performed poorly in US theaters but has since become a cult film. It has been hailed for its production design, depicting a ‘retrofitted’ future, and remains a leading example of the neo-noir genre. It brought the work of Philip K. Dick to the attention of Hollywood and several later films were based on his work. Ridley Scott regards Blade Runner as probably his most complete and personal film. In 1993, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. Blade Runner is now regarded as one of the best science fiction films ever made. Given complete artistic freedom to make The Final Cut in 2007, the 25th anniversary of the film’s release, director Ridley Scott created this final, definitive version, fully restored from the original negative. A grand cinematic synthesis of sound, image and thought-provoking drama Blade Runner: The Final Cut is an unforgettable experience that demands to be seen on the big screen. We can only pray that it will be released somewhere in Australia very soon!

Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Blade Runner

‘Ex Machina’ Official Trailer

'Ex Machina' turns a harmless study btwn Man & Robot into a sinister experiment

Ex MachinaA24 studio has released the official trailer for their upcoming sci-fi thriller film Ex Machina directed by Alex Garland, the writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine. The trailer begins with a harmless study between a young coder named Caleb Smith and Ava, an artificially intelligent robot, but soon turns into a much more sinister experiment. Ex Machina tells the story of Caleb Smith played by Domhnall Gleeson, a programmer at an internet-search giant, who wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company’s brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman played by Oscar Isaac. Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test – charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan’s latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava played by Alicia Vikander, a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated – and more deceptive – than the two men could have imagined. The musical score for Ex Machina was composed by Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow, who previously worked with Alex Garland on Dredd in 2012. A soundtrack album was released digitally on 20 January 2015, with a CD UK release in February 2015 by Invada Records. Ex Machina was released in the United Kingdom on 21 January 2015 through Universal Pictures and the film will screen on 14th March 2015 at South by Southwest prior to a theatrical release in the United States on 10 April 2015 by A24 Films. I’m sure it will be released in Australia around the same time as well. Really looking forward to this one!

Ex Machina

Horror Movie Bow Ties

Be dressed to kill in a stylishly scary bow tie

Horror Movie Bow Ties: So we stumbled across these awesome Horror Movie Bow Ties on Etsy by the very talented ‘The Vintage Beau‘ who specialise in hand crafted bow ties made from vintage, themed, and reclaimed fabrics.

The Shining inspired adjustable with chocolate brown strap

The Shining Bow Tie

Here’s Johnny!!! The Shining inspired pre-tied bow tie will be the perfect addition to your wardrobe or horror collection. First date, a wedding, being a hotel caretaker for the winter… this bow tie is perfect for any occasion. Each bow tie is handmade with an organic cotton that has a nice shine to it.

Friday The 13th Jason Voorhees Pre-Tied 

Friday the 13th Bow Tie

Be dressed to kill! This bow tie features a repeating image of Jason Voorhees over a dark green background printed on an organic cotton sateen. Perfect for any occasion, you can dress it up or wear it down. It can also be accessorised with a machete, pitchfork, axe, etc. Be truly unique in this amazing creation from The Vintage Beau. Camp counselor tested, mother approved. Fabric designed by Travis Falligant.

A Nightmare On Elm Street Freddy Krueger Pre-Tied

Freddy Krueger Bow Tie

One, two, Freddy’s coming for you! This shockingly awesome bow tie features the famous red and green sweater stripe over a knit design. It also features Krueger’s burnt skin coming through several slash marks on the sweater design. Both fabrics printed on a high quality organic cotton sateen. Perfect for any occasion, you can dress it up or wear it down… or just wear it while you haunt teenagers dreams. Be truly unique and indefinitely sleepless in this rad creation. Fabrics designed by Travis Falligant. Each bow tie is unique and no two are alike. Placement of stripe and slashes will always slightly vary.

Halloween Michael Myers Inspired Pre-Tied 

Michael Myers Bow Tie

Be dressed to kill at any occasion with this stylish and scary pre-tied bow tie. Each Michael Myers bow tie is handmade with an organic cotton and nice shine to it. The fabric was designed to perfectly display this amazing image and you will not find it anywhere else.

Poltergeist Retro TV Static Inspired Pre-Tied 

Poltergeist Bow Tie

They’re heeeere… Be dressed to haunt at any occasion with this stylish and unique pre-tied bow tie. This bow tie features a retro television static print which was inspired by the movie Poltergeist. Perfect for any occasion, you can dress it up or wear it down. Stand out in this truly unique creation.

Blood Splatter Horror Pre-Tied 

Blood Splatter Bow Tie

Be dressed to kill with this stylishly bloody pre-tied bow tie. Each bow tie features a blood splatter design over a white cotton. Perfect for any occasion, you can dress it up or wear it down. Be truly unique in this rad creation as no two bow ties are alike and the blood spatter design will always vary.

 

Mary Poppins’ Death Metal ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’

Mary Poppins belts out her trademark song

Mary Poppins: Andy Rehfeldt has created a fantastic mashup featuring English super nanny Mary Poppins belting out a death metal version of the her trademark song “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious“. Singers Sera Hatchett of Mercy Brown and Thomas Hinds performed the vocals, Andy Rehfeldt played all the instruments, and music producer Grant Cornish did all the arrangements. Mary Poppins is a 1964 musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney, with songs written and composed by the Sherman Brothers. The screenplay is by Bill Walsh and Don DaGradi, loosely based on P. L. Travers’ book series of the same name. The film, which combines live-action and animation, stars Julie Andrews in the role of a magical nanny who visits a dysfunctional family in London and employs her unique brand of lifestyle to improve the family’s dynamic. Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, and Glynis Johns are featured in supporting roles. The film was shot entirely at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. Mary Poppins was released to universal acclaim, receiving a total of thirteen Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture—an unsurpassed record for any other film released by the Walt Disney Studios—and won five; Best Actress for Andrews, Best Film Editing, Best Original Music Score, Best Visual Effects, and Best Original Song for “Chim Chim Cher-ee”. In 2013, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. Now check this out, it’s so great!

Mary Poppins

Ghostbusters – The making of The ‘Stay Puft’ Marshmallow Man

A Behind-The-Scenes Look at Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters: In a new episode of Art of the Scene by CineFix, they go behind the scenes of the original Ghostbusters film and find out how the gooey movie monster ‘Stay Puft’ Marshmallow Man was created. Ghostbusters is a 1984 Supernatural-Comedy film directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. It stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as three eccentric parapsychologists in New York City who start a ghost-catching business. Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis co-star as a client and her neighbour. The Ghostbusters business booms after initial skepticism, eventually requiring a fourth Ghostbuster, played by Ernie Hudson; but, when an uptown high-rise apartment building becomes the focal point of spirit activity linked to the ancient god Gozer, it threatens to overwhelm the team and the entire world. Ghostbusters was released in the United States on June 8, 1984. It was a critical and commercial success, receiving a positive response from critics and audiences and grossing US$242 million in the United States and more than $295 million worldwide. The ‘Stay Puft’ Marshmallow Man stomping through New York is one of the most memorable scenes in Ghostbusters and movie history. When the destructor (Gozer) arrives in the form of a giant ‘Stay Puft’ Marshmallow Man and begins attacking New York City, to defeat it, the Ghostbusters decide to cross the energy streams of their proton packs (which they never do) and fire them against Gozer’s portal. The resulting explosion defeats Gozer/The ‘Stay Puft’ Marshmallow Man, and frees Dana (Weaver) and Louis (Moranis) from their possessor demons. As hundreds of New Yorkers wipe themselves of marshmallow goo, the Ghostbusters are welcomed on the street as heroes. It is simply one of the best endings to a film ever! Go behind the scenes of Ghostbusters, and see how the gooiest movie got on the road to its rampage.

Ghostbusters