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Movie Review – Avengement (2019)

Avengement, 2019.

Directed by Jesse V. Johnson.

Starring Scott Adkins, Craig Fairbrass, Thomas Turgoose, Nick Moran, Louis Mandylor, Terence Maynard, and Kierston Wareing.

Synopsis:

An escaped convict seeks revenge on the people that put him in prison, including his own brother.

One look at the blurb for Avengement tells you pretty much all you need to know about what you are going to get for 87 minutes – Scott Adkins (fighting), Craig Fairbrass and Nick Moran (geezers), the London setting (more geezers) and a revenge-driven plot (nothing new there). However, Scott Adkins and director Jesse V. Johnson have forged something of a successful creative partnership over the past few years and that partnership has gathered some momentum, resulting in Avengement being a bit slicker and more inventive than the average Mockney gangster crime movie.

Adkins plays Cain Burgess, a highly dangerous prisoner let out for a few hours with armed guards to visit
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Here’s Everything Coming to and Leaving Hulu in May

  • The Wrap
Hulu has released its list of all the new content coming May 1 as well as everything that will leave the streaming service at the end of the month.

Highlights include Hulu Originals like “Into The Dark: All That We Destroy,” the show’s eighth episode coming May 3. Hulu describes the show as “A geneticist who fears that her son may be becoming a serial killer creates a group of clones in an attempt to cure him of his psychopathic tendencies by allowing him to relive the murder of his first victim.”

George Clooney’s “Catch-22,” which is on the Joseph Heller novel of the same name arrives mid-month. Per Hulu: “‘Catch-22'” is the story of the incomparable, artful dodger, Yossarian, a Us Air Force bombardier in World War II who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him.” The show stars Kyle Chandler,
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Andy Gatenby Joins The Cast Of ‘Krays’ Movie Sequel

Emerging star Andy Gatenby has joined the cast of Hereford Films’ highly anticipated true crime film The Krays: Marked For Death. He will play the twins’ business advisor Leslie Payne. Payne was one of the key witnesses in the Krays’ trial in 1969 and gave evidence against them after Ronnie Krays paid Jack ‘The Hat’ McVitie to murder him at his home two years earlier.

Andy Gatenby is a retired professional boxer, leaving the pain game unbeaten in all six contests. Despite rising through the ranks and earning a shot at the English title, Gats had to end his boxing career prematurely due to injury. A competitive and physical person, Andy started to compete in tough mudders and endurance races leading him to enter the hit BBC2 show Ultimate Hell Week. Gatenby made it all the way to the final and, according to presenter Andrew Flintoff MBE, Gatenby made the whole show.
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Hereford Films Line-Up Urban Crime Thriller ‘Trappers’

London-based indie Hereford Films has announced its first urban thriller: the action-packed drug running film Trappers. Based on a true story, the film follows a naïve girl working as a stockbroker office massage therapist, who is the financial and emotional rock of her family. Things take a turn for the worst when she loses her job and her father is killed in an altercation with a loan shark, who she brutally attacks. Fearing she will go down for murder, she goes on the run and turns to enigmatic gangland figure Sharky and bad boy nightclub promoter Niall. They both teach her the fine art of dealing cocaine, thrusting her into the dangerous world of money, sex, guns and drugs. Can she stay on the straight and narrow to find out the truth about her father’s murder or is the bad life just too good?

The film is written by Jade Asha,
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Steve Wraith Joins Hereford Films As Full Time True Crime Consultant

Actor, writer and entrepreneur Steve Wraith has joined Jonathan Sothcott’s indie film company Hereford Films as full time True Crime Consultant, it was announced at the European Film Market in Berlin today. Wraith acted as consultant on Hereford’s home entertainment hit The Krays – Dead Man Walking last year.

Wraith, 47, has been a head doorman on some of the toughest nightclubs on Tyneside, London and Spain and worked for the infamous Kray twins when they were incarcerated as their business adviser. He trained to become a professional actor and appeared in a number of successful genre films including Rise of the Footsoldier 3 and The Guvnors, and was part of the football fanzine revolution in the 90’s. In recent years he has become the North East’s top promoter bringing world renowned names to the North East such as Floyd Mayweather and Mike Tyson.

Steve has co-written four bestselling crime books with Stu Wheatman.
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Movie Review – The Krays: Dead Man Walking (2018)

The Krays: Dead Man Walking, 2018.

Directed by Richard John Taylor.

Starring Marc Pickering, Nathanjohn Carter, Guy Henry, Josh Myers, Leslie Grantham, Janine Nerissa, Darren Day, Rita Simons, Linda Lusardi and Chris Ellison.

Synopsis:

The Krays have sprung Frank ‘The Mad Axeman’ Mitchell from prison but his temper is causing problems, forcing drastic action to keep the convict quiet.

The story of London’s notorious gangsters Ronnie and Reggie Kray has been told several times over the past 50 years in books, documentaries and movies, most notably in the over-stylised The Krays movie from 1990 and the recent The Rise & Fall of The Krays from 2016 (which features cast members from this film but in different roles), but The Krays: Dead Man Walking is a little different in that it doesn’t feel the need to go over their upbringing and rise through the London underworld for the umpteenth time. Instead, writer/director Richard
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August 7th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Changeling Limited Edition, Pyewacket, Lowlife, John Carpenter’s Someone’S Watching Me!

August’s horror and sci-fi home media releases are off to a great start, as we have numerous titles arriving this Tuesday that fans are going to want to add to their collections. Severin Films has put together a stellar limited edition release of The Changeling, and Scream Factory is resurrecting John Carpenter's Someone’s Watching Me! on Blu-ray as well. Scream Factory has also teamed up with IFC Midnight for a trio of releases—Pyewacket, Lowlife, and Wildling—and Marrowbone arrives on both formats, too.

Other notable releases for August 7th include Predator and the Predator 3-Movie Collection in 4K, Desecration, The Keeping Hours, and Dead Shack.

The Changeling Limited Edition

It is perhaps the most chilling supernatural thriller of our time. It remains a career peak for star George C. Scott and director Peter Medak. Now the film that Martin Scorsese calls, "One of the scariest movies ever made,
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DVD Review – Fanged Up (2018)

Fanged Up, 2018.

Directed by Christian James.

Starring Daniel O’Reilly, Danielle Harold, Stu Bennett, Steven Berkoff, Vas Blackwood, Lauren Socha, Terry Stone, and Ewen MacIntosh.

Synopsis:

A young man is thrown in the cells for the weekend after a brawl, unaware that the guards are bloodsucking vampires.

Nothing says British horror quite like a vampire movie and nothing is quite as difficult to get right as a horror comedy, seeing as there two genres you have to play to. Fanged Up is director Christian James’ follow-up to his 2013 popular zombie comedy Stalled and, like that movie, Fanged Up doesn’t want to reinvent the genre but just have a good time with it.

The tone is set straight away with roguish Jimmy Ragsdale (comedian Daniel O’Reilly) attempting to chat up a couple of women in a nightclub by telling them he is the owner. Unfortunately, the real owner – played
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First Trailer Lands For The Upcoming British Crime Flick ‘The Krays: Dead Man Walking’

The first trailer for the upcoming British crime movie The Krays: Dead Man Walking has dropped online. The film will release on the home formats from September but this is your first look at the anticipated movie which gives you a different look at the infamous Kray twins.

In the film Josh Myers stars as Frank Mitchell, a prisoner sprunk from jail by the twins. The film is set over ten days in December 1966 when they put Mitchell in a safe house. It is there where they attempt to get him a release date secured, while at the same time sticking two fingers up to the law.

“It’s the Krays, but a gritty, more realistic version,” writer/ director Richard John Taylor recently told The Hollywood News. “It’s not their traditional life story you’ve seen twice before with Tom Hardy [in Legend] and the Kemps [in the 1990 biopic The Krays].”

Myers stars opposite Rita Simons,
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Severin Films Reveals The Changeling Limited Edition Blu-ray Bundle

We've known that Severin Films has been working on a new Blu-ray edition of 1980's The Changeling, but today they officially announced their special features and limited edition bundle offerings, which include a poster, enamel pin, soundtrack CD, and replica ball:

"It is perhaps the most chilling supernatural thriller of our time. It remains a career peak for star George C. Scott and director Peter Medak. Now the film that Martin Scorsese calls “one of the scariest movies ever made” finally comes to Blu-ray: Academy Award® winner Scott delivers “one of his greatest performances ever” (BloodyGoodHorror.com) as a Manhattan composer consumed by grief after his wife and daughter are killed in a shocking accident. But when he moves to a secluded Victorian mansion, he will find himself haunted by a paranormal entity that may unleash an even more disturbing secret. Trish Van Devere (The Hearse), two-time Oscar® winner Melvyn Douglas
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On The Set Of Upcoming British Film ‘The Krays: Dead Man Walking’

It’s early on a very wet March morning, the setting an empty independent cinema just off Leicester Square in London’s West End. The Hollywood News is here with filmmaker Richard John Taylor who, with some of his cast and crew, is putting together the final shots for his new film The Krays: Dead Man Walking. The film boasts an impressive British cast, including Rita Simons, Josh Myers, Guy Henry, Marc Pickering, Nathanjohn Carter, Janine Nerissa, Triana Terry, Christopher Ellison, Leslie Grantham, and many others.

The plot of the piece isn’t just another rehash of the same old ‘Krays’ story, as Taylor tells us over a coffee in the bar area of the cinema, just prior to filming. “It’s the Krays, but a gritty, more realistic version,” Taylor says. “It’s not their traditional life story you’ve seen twice before with Tom Hardy [in Legend] and the Kemps
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Win My Name is Lenny on DVD

Here at Roobla we absolutely loved British biographical flick My Name is Lenny (2017). Available now on digital, DVD and Blu-ray, to celebrate, we have a copy on DVD to giveaway.

Explosive and brutal, My Name Is Lenny is based on the true story of Britain’s most notorious bareknuckle fighter: Lenny McLean (Josh Helman). A known associate of The Krays, Charles Bronson and Ronnie Biggs, Lenny was an East End icon, bouncer and enforcer at the centre of the unlicensed boxing world.

Welcome to the no-holds-barred epic portrayal of his life, from a troubled and violent childhood to his early fighting years, exploring his loving but volatile relationships and bitter rivalry with Roy Shaw (Ufc Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping) all culminating in his championship win to become: The Guv’Nor. Also starring Nick Moran, BAFTA winner Chanel Cresswell and Oscar® nominated John Hurt.

To be in with a chance of winning,
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Giveaway – Win My Name is Lenny on Blu-ray

Lionsgate UK releaases My Name is Lenny on Digital on June 9th and DVD & Blu-ray on June 12th, and we have a copy of the film to give away to one of our readers! Read on for a synopsis, trailer, and details of how to enter…

Explosive and brutal, My Name Is Lenny is based on the true story of Britain’s most notorious bareknuckle fighter: Lenny McLean (Josh Helman, Mad Max: Fury Road). A known associate of The Krays, Charles Bronson and Ronnie Biggs, Lenny was an East End icon, bouncer and enforcer at the centre of the unlicensed boxing world.

Welcome to the no-holds-barred epic portrayal of his life, from a troubled and violent childhood to his early fighting years, exploring his loving but volatile relationships and bitter rivalry with Roy Shaw (Ufc Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping, xXx: Return of Xander Cage) all culminating in his championship win to become: The Guv’Nor.
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Win a copy of ‘My Name Is Lenny’ on Blu-ray

To coincide with the release of My Name Is Lenny, the movie based on the true story of Britain’s most notorious bareknuckle fighter: Lenny McLean (Josh Helman, Mad Max: Fury Road), we have a copy of the film to give away on Blu-ray.

A known associate of The Krays, Charles Bronson and Ronnie Biggs, Lenny was an East End icon, bouncer and enforcer at the centre of the unlicensed boxing world.

Welcome to the no-holds-barred epic portrayal of his life, from a troubled and violent childhood to his early fighting years, exploring his loving but volatile relationships and bitter rivalry with Roy Shaw (Ufc Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping, xXx: Return of Xander Cage) all culminating in his championship win to become: The Guv’Nor.

The film also stars Nick Moran (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), BAFTA winner Chanel Cresswell (This is England) and Oscar® nominated John Hurt (V For Vendetta
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Watch the trailer for Lenny McLean biopic My Name Is Lenny

Ahead of its release this June, Lionsgate has unveiled a trailer for its Lenny McLean biopic My Name Is Lenny, which stars Josh Helman (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men: Apocalypse) as the notorious bare-knuckle fighter and hardman known as The Guv’nor; check it out here…

Explosive and brutal, My Name Is Lenny is based on the true story of Britain’s most notorious bareknuckle fighter: Lenny McLean (Josh Helman, Mad Max: Fury Road). A known associate of The Krays, Charles Bronson and Ronnie Biggs, Lenny was an East End icon, bouncer and enforcer at the centre of the unlicensed boxing world.

Welcome to the no-holds-barred epic portrayal of his life, from a troubled and violent childhood to his early fighting years, exploring his loving but volatile relationships and bitter rivalry with Roy Shaw (Ufc Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping, xXx: Return of Xander Cage) all culminating in his championship win to become: The Guv’Nor.
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New trailer lands for upcoming British film My Name Is Lenny

The trailer for My Name Is Lenny, the upcoming British film based on the story of Lenny McLean, has landed online.

Explosive and brutal, My Name Is Lenny is based on the true story of Britain’s most notorious bareknuckle fighter: Lenny McLean (Josh Helman, Mad Max: Fury Road). A known associate of The Krays, Charles Bronson and Ronnie Biggs, Lenny was an East End icon, bouncer and enforcer at the centre of the unlicensed boxing world.

The film also stars Nick Moran (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), BAFTA winner Chanel Cresswell (This is England) and the late John Hurt (V For Vendetta) in one of his final roles.

My Name Is Lenny arrives in cinemas from June 9th and on Digital Download June 9th and DVD & Blu-ray from June 12th. Watch the new trailer below.

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New U.K. poster lands for British crime film My Name Is Lenny

We have learned news of the release date and have the brand new U.K. poster for the upcoming Lionsgate crime film My Name Is Lenny. The film will get its debut with a special presentation at the East End Film Festival and at select cinemas from June 9th. The digital release has also been set for June 9th and DVD & Blu-ray from June 12th. Here’s that new poster.

Explosive and brutal, My Name Is Lenny is based on the true story of Britain’s most notorious bareknuckle fighter: Lenny McLean (Josh Helman, Mad Max: Fury Road). A known associate of The Krays, Charles Bronson and Ronnie Biggs, Lenny was an East End icon, bouncer and enforcer at the centre of the unlicensed boxing world.

Welcome to the no-holds-barred epic portrayal of his life, from a troubled and violent childhood to his early fighting years, exploring his loving but
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"The Ruling Class" Screening, L.A., April 25

  • CinemaRetro
By Todd Garbarini

The Royal Theatre in Los Angeles will be presenting a 45th anniversary DVD screening of Peter Medak’s 1972 film The Ruling Class. The 154-minute film, which stars Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Caroline Seymour, Coral Browne, Harry Andrews, and Peter O'Toole, will be screened on DVD on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm.

Please Note: At press time, director Peter Medak is scheduled to appear in person for a discussion about the film following the screening.

From the press release:

Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.

The Ruling Class (1972)

45th Anniversary Screening

Tuesday, April 25, at 7 Pm at the Royal Theatre

Followed by Q & A with Director Peter Medak

Presented on DVD

This biting black comedy, in the tradition of such British classics as Kind Hearts and Coronets, focuses on a fierce battle for succession within an aristocratic family. Peter O’Toole plays a
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DVD Review – Elstree 1976 (2015)

Elstree 1976, 2015.

Directed by Jon Spiral.

Featuring David Prowse, Jeremy Bulloch, Paul Blake, Pam Rose, Derek Lyons, Anthony Forrest and Laurie Goode.

Synopsis:

Documentary focusing on the bit-part actors and extras from the original 1977 Star Wars movie.

Elstree 1976 is not just a documentary about Star Wars; in fact, it’s not even really about Star Wars at all but a vindication that, in these enlightened times, the culture that has erected itself from George Lucas’ vision has become bigger than the source itself. Think about it – what other movie franchise could boast about or even justify inspiring a documentary focusing on the background players, some of whom didn’t even have a line or, in one case at least, his character didn’t even appear in the final cut of the movie? Bond? Harry Potter? The Lord of the Rings? Don’t think so.

But, as with all documentaries,
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Review: "Romeo Is Bleeding" (1994); Twilight Time Limited Edition Blu-ray

  • CinemaRetro
By Todd Garbarini

I first became acquainted with director Peter Medak’s work in 1983 when I saw his 1980 masterwork The Changeling, one of the most frightening ghost stories shot in color. Also known for 1972’s The Ruling Class and 1990’s The Krays, Mr. Medak made the film noir Romeo is Bleeding, shot in 1992 and released on Friday, February 4, 1994. The film is told in an elliptical narrative fashion, starting with the end and going back in time to show us how the protagonist got to where he is. We first see Jack Grimaldi in a dilapidated diner, his voiceover indicative of a man full of regrets who is probably in the Witness Protection Program and forced to lead a life bereft of any true purpose or feeling. Once upon a time, he was a police officer in New York City and his partners are comprised of actors we know well today:
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