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Celyn Jones: Acting-To-Writing, Creative Collaboration & ‘The Vanishing’

This Friday marks the arrival of the brilliant Scottish-set The Vanishing – a thrilling take on the Flannan Isles mystery – but it’s not writer Celyn Jones’ first rodeo in the realm of storytelling. To mark the film’s UK release this weekend, I caught up with actor-turned-writer Jones to discuss the film as well as his colourful career – from nuanced acting roles to accomplished writing and more, all leading to the magnum opus of his impressive filmography yet.

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Born in Anglesey in North Wales, Jones took a liking to theatre at a young age – earning himself a scholarship to Oxford School of Drama, where he received a lot of classical training and built himself a stunning career. From roles in a myriad of TV shows – the likes of Catastrophe, Jo, Grange Hill – to a plethora of complex and varied real-life characters such as poet Dylan Thomas (Set Fire to the Stars
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Blu-ray Review: Jack The Ripper (1959)

Saucy Jack has long been meat for the horror mill; my first experience with him was Time after Time (1979), where he time traveled to the future and found he was just another serial killer. But in 1888 he was the first, logging around five prostitutes in the Whitechapel area of London; big numbers for the day and the fact that the case was never solved has turned the Ripper’s exploits into its own cottage industry. As for Jack’s indelible horror image, that starts proper with Jack the Ripper (1959), an effective and grisly independent British shocker brought back to life in a cracking new Blu-ray release from Severin Films.

Released in the U.K. in May of ’58 by Regal Films International, Jack the Ripper was picked up by producer Joseph E. Levine (Magic) and distributed by Paramount stateside in early ’59; some alterations were made for the U.S. release, including
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Line-up announced for Glasgow Frightfest 2019

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It’s full scream ahead as Arrow Video FrightFest, the UK’s favourite horror fantasy event, returns to Glasgow Film Festival for a 14th fearful year, from Thursday 28 February to Saturday 2 March, 2019. Presenting a stunning and resonating two days of trauma, terror and tantalising thrills, this year’s line-up, once again housed at the iconic Glasgow Film Theatre, embraces the latest genre discoveries from around the world, spanning four continents, with two world, two European and six UK premieres.

Alan Jones, FrightFest co-director, commented:

Currently at its most vibrant and popular, the horror fantasy genre is constantly garnering critical acclaim, pushing boundaries and asking tough questions of audiences by reflecting relevant political and social issues. The genre isn’t just about escapism but a key tool to make sense of the chaos and confusion swirling around our everyday lives and FrightFest has known this for 20 years now, so it
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Arrow Video FrightFest announces Glasgow Film Festival 2019 line-up

Arrow Video FrightFest, the UK’s favourite horror fantasy event, returns to Glasgow Film Festival this February for its 14th year, presenting two days of trauma, terror and tantalising thrills with two world, two European and six UK premieres.

Here’s the full schedule…

Thurs 28 February – Gft Screen 1

21:00 Lords Of Chaos (Special screening)

The loud, up-tempo, Satanic hard rock genre reached its height of expression in Norway in the late 80s when the band Mayhem took the bleak movement to extremes of arson and murder to prove themselves its most authentic adherents. Filtering the explosive psychology of adolescent angst through horror movie aesthetics, this incredible true story of head-bangers who really lost their minds is an unrelenting trip through the minefields of clique and celebrity at any danger or cost.

Director: Jonas Åkerlund. Cast: Rory Culkin, Jon Øigarden, Emory Cohen. UK/Sweden 2018. 112 mins. N/C 18+. Arrow Films.

Fri 1 March
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Bobby Simha to portray Ltte chief in next titled ‘The Raging Tiger’

KollywoodTo be directed by Venkatesh Kumar, the film will be bankrolled under the Studio 18 banner.Digital NativeDigital NativeNational award winning actor Bobby Simha has signed a new project. The star is currently busy with the Rajinikanth starrer Petta, in which he plays a crucial role. According to the latest reports, Bobby Simha has inked a deal to star in a new Tamil film titled The Raging Tiger. To be directed by Venkatesh Kumar, the film will be bankrolled under the Studio 18 banner. The Raging Tiger will be based on the life of Ltte chief Velupillai Prabhakaran with Bobby Simha essaying the lead role. The film is in the pre-production stage and will go on the floors soon. It may be noted here that quite a few films on the life of the Ltte chief have been made in the past so it needs to be seen how different The Raging Tiger will turn out.
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Film Review: The Unity of Heroes (2018) by Lin ZhenZhao

Wong Fei Hung movies are a staple of Martial Arts Cinema going back to the Black & White era of Kwang Tak Hing, to Gordon Liu in “Martial Club” and even Sammo Hung in “Around the World in 80 Days”.So any new movie is automatically steeped in the lineage of the canon. In 2014, “Rise of the Legend” attempted a fresh take on the story of Wong Fei Hung, stripping it down to the bare parts and removing a lot of the elements familiar to regular watchers of Martial Arts Cinema. Whilst the success or failure of that movie is open to individual interpretation, at least it stood on its own merit. With “The Unity of Heroes”, we have a tale that returns all the elements that made the “Once Upon a Time in China” series so popular but by doing so, invites comparison with the past.
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Interview with Sunny Pang: When you do stunts it’s like rolling the dices

Sunny Pang is a character actor. He is also an accomplished martial artist, action director, and fight choreographer. As a martial arts trainer, he led his team to a gold medal finish in 1995 in the Nam Hua Pai Free Sparring Competition in Singapore. He has appeared in numerous short films and TV serials (including the highly successful “Code of Law” on Singapore’s MediaCorp Ch5 in the recurring role of Insp Nick Han).

He has an impressive list of movie credits that include Call If You Need Me (2009), One Last Dance (2006), The Maid (2005), Perth (2004), Petaling Street Warrior (2012), The Collector (2012), Hantu Di Vietnam (2013), Ranh Giới Trắng Đen (Black & White) (2014), Pukulan Maut (2014) and Re:solve (2014), Siew Lup (2016) and Headshot (2016) Most notably, Sunny was nominated for Best Performance at the 2009 Singapore Film Awards for his leading role in the feature film Lucky 7.

Sunny will collaborate once again with Headshot 2016 Directors Timo Tjahjanto
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Check Out The Self-Directed Music Video For Rudy Mancuso’s First Solo Single, “Mama”

The multi-talented YouTube star Rudy Mancuso is continuing his musical foray with "Mama" -- the third single from his forthcoming album, and the first song that he has released from the project without a collaborator. Previously, Mancuso teamed with girlfriend Maia Mitchell and noted writer/performer Poo Bear on singles "Magic" and "Black & White," respectively.

In "Mama," Mancuso reflects on life lessons learned as a result of succumbing to temptation. The music video is surreal and sad, with Mancuso dancing alongside a fleet of animal mascots who attempt to lure him toward the very vices that his mother warns against, like drinking and smoking. He also gets repeatedly slapped in the face in a bid to jar him out of these unhealthy patterns.

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Poo Bear, Justin Bieber Tap YouTube Star Hannah Stocking For Latest Lyric Video

After appearing in a Rudy Mancuso sketch last week, pop megastar Justin Bieber is once again collaborating with digital creators in the Shots Studios family. Writer/performer Poo Bear and Bieber -- who is an investor in the photo app-turned-digital studio -- have tapped Shots creator Hannah Stocking to star in the lyric video for their new single, "Hard 2 Face Reality," which also features the rapper Jay Electronica.

"Hard 2 Face Reality" hails from Poo Bear’s forthcoming debut album, Bearthday Music. The multi-hyphenate, né Jason Boyd, is best known for penning the Bieber smashes "Where Are Ü Now" and "What Do You Mean?," and also guested on Mancuso's debut single, "Black & White." In the lyric video for "Hard 2 Face Reality," Stocking is cheated on by her boyfriend, comforted by two of her friends (played by fellow digital luminaries and Shots creators Lele Pons and Inanna Sarkis), and then finds new love.
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Rudy Mancuso Drops Second Single “Magic,” A Duet With Girlfriend Maia Mitchell

YouTube multi-hyphenate Rudy Mancuso dropped his debut single, "Black & White," in October -- complete with a visually arresting music video that has amassed 7.3 million views.

For his second official single, "Magic," Mancuso is teaming up with his girlfriend, actress Maia Mitchell of The Fosters fame. Mancuso and Mitchell have collaborated on several covers and sketches for his channel before, though a December single called "Sirens" was removed following accusations that the duo had plagiarized a song by rock band Eisley. A member of the band noted on Instagram, however, that it had okayed Mancuso and Mitchell to use the track.

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Buzz Break: Black and White and Ed All Over

· Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick poses for the cover of Arena Homme, back in the day when he only had a few egregious arm tattoos. Click for full-size.

· (500) Days of Summer helmer Marc Webb is next undertaking Just Another Love Story, a remake of the utterly ridiculous Danish thriller by the same name.

· CBS is preparing a spinoff of its Criminal Minds franchise. This is a terribly unexpected decision for that network!

· Thomas Haden Church, James Purefoy, and Mark Strong have all boarded Andrew Stanton's John Carter of Mars.

· This is one of the Huffington Post's biggest stories today: "Vagina Exposed On So You Think You Can Dance (Nsfw Video)."
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Robert Pattinson's Black and White Shots for AnOther Magazine Unleashed

Robert Pattinson graces the issue 9 of AnOther magazine, which will be available in newsstands on Thursday, October 1. He has struck poses in at least three black and white photos for the publication.

Appearing in the magazine's cover, the 23-year-old heartthrob is seen in a thick make-up. Along with the picture, there is a tag read "Robert Pattinson Screen Idol." Another image shows him donning a dirty white t-shirt paired with a jeans jacket. Moreover, the other photo snaps the British hottie, who holds his locks, wearing a black t-shirt matched with a shiny black jacket.

All of the photos were taken by Hedi Slimane. For the photo shoot, Robert Pattinson was styled by Nicola Formichetti. According to Dazed Digital, the issue 9 of the men's fashion biannual magazine is themed around heroes and villains.

In an interview with the magazine, Pattinson shared about the pressures he has experienced due to his
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Black and White and Chanel All Over

Clockwise from top left: Zani Gugelmann, Estelle, Helena Christensen, Agyness Deyn, Leigh Lezark, Hilary Rhoda, Rachel Bilson, and Adriana Lima. Middle, Audrey Tatou. From PatrickMcMullan.com. There were Chanel bags of every type at this week's Coco Before Chanel premiere at the Paris theater, in New York City. While most of the filmgoers preferred their bags to be of the quilted leather kind, a few guests, notably Agyness Deyn and the glowing Adriana Lima, were partial to white bags emblazoned with “Chanel” in black lettering. Those were the bags filled with popcorn.
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Black And White For Bregman

Producer Marty Bregman played the race card when Universal honchos balked at casting Denzel Washington to co-star with Angelinia Jolie in "The Bone Collector" (1999). Interviewed for a segment airing tomorrow on BlogTalkRadio's "Film Festival Radio," Bregman said the moguls told him, "We'd have a hard time marketing Denzel in the south." Bregman said the suits named areas "where a black actor is not going to do any business. So at one point . . . I asked to be alone with the head of that division. And I said, 'Are you aware that your chairman,
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Pune International Film Festival honour for Ghai’s Black And White

Subhash Ghai’s offbeat film Black and White which deals with the sensitive issue of terrorism has been invited by the International Film Festival Pune. Confirming the news a much honored Subhashji said, “Yes, it’s true, Black and White is going to be screened at International Film Festival, Pune and that too with special mention to terrorism. I think for an experimental movie like Black and White, it’s a privilege and I am honored.”

The screening which will happen in the first week of January 2009 and will be attended by the lead.
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Black And White And Dead All Over

The Internet has ruined so much of the work that used to be the province of private investigators. Google can unearth precious court records, and unobtrusive cameras provide a digital tail, so what's the point of shoe leather? Hence John Darnton's savvy decision to reach into another arguably dying profession—newspaper reporter—to find a sleuth who isn't averse to lurking around in dank basements and feeding a pay phone. Never mind that he could be exploring 3D building renderings and recording his case progress on Twitter. Assistant managing editor Ted Ratnoff was known for dumbing down the New York Globe edit by edit, so when his body is discovered on the newsroom floor with an editor's spike planting one of his signature purple-pen notes into his chest, the police don't even know where to start. Assigned to cover the murder for the paper, young reporter Jude Hurley is besieged with.
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