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Molifilms comedy 'Gloves Off' underway

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Molifilms comedy 'Gloves Off' underway
Exclusive: Brad Moore, Denise Van Outen, Ricky Tomlinson, Alan Ford among cast.

Molifilms comedy-drama Gloves Off is underway in the UK, with a cast including Brad Moore, Ricky Tomlinson and Denise Van Outen.

Writer-director Steve Nesbit’s (North v South) feature follows a former boxer who must train a charge for a bare-knuckle encounter in a bid to raise money to save his local gym.

Brad Moore (Montana) stars (and co-writes) alongside Alan Ford (Snatch), Denise Van Outen (The Only Way Is Essex) and Matt Barber (Downton Abbey), while there are also roles for Ricky Tomlinson (The Royle Family), Paul Barber (The Full Monty) and stand-up Tom Crane.

Producers are Gareth Maxwell Roberts (The Mortician), Lucy Selwood (Golden Years) and Lawrence King (North v South).

The film is the third film in a slate of Eis-backed features including Golden Years and horror Thea.

Shoot will take place in and around Leeds until October 16.
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Metrodome to launch sales arm with Av slate, staff

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Exclusive: Metrodome International to officially launch at Cannes, with former Av staff

UK distributor Metrodome is to launch a new sales arm, which will incorporate the library and some staff from UK sales outfit Av Pictures, which will cease to actively acquire after an 11-year run in the industry.

Metrodome International will officially launch at Cannes next month, with former Av staff

Caroline Couret-Delègue is joining as head of sales and acquisitions and Jane Carolan will join as distribution manager.

Both will report in to Metrodome Distribution managing director Jezz Vernon who will take up the position of MD at the new agency in addition to his current role.

Av MD Chris Hainsworth and director of acquisitions and production Lee Brazier will manage the partnership on behalf of Av and its producer clients, and will focus on the nascent development slate of Cinescope Entertainment, Av’s sister production company.

Av chairman Angad Paul will retain a stake
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3D Urban Noir Tale 'The Mortician' Starring Method Man Now Available On VOD & Digital Download

The Mortician a thriller from British director Gareth Maxwell Roberts, starring Method Man (as the titular mortician), Edward Furlong, Dash Mihok, Wendell Pierce, and others has been on DVD since February, but I only just learned that it's also now on VOD, which makes it more accessible. It's not streaming on Netflix (yet), but if you're curious to see it, and haven't yet gotten your hands on a DVD copy, you can rent it via iTunes for $3.99, or Amazon VOD for the same price. You can also purchase digital copies from both online outlets, for $15. The film made its worldwide debut at the Berlin Film Festival last year, in the Panorama sidebar, and...
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Exclusive: Method Man on Playing 'The Mortician'

Exclusive: Method Man on Playing 'The Mortician'
Hip-hop artist and actor Method Man may be best known for his work with the Wu-Tang Clan, but he's also enjoyed a successful film career, starring in films as diverse as Cop Land, How High, Garden State and the recent The Sitter and Red Tails. It turns out he's quite a fan of our favorite genre as well, which he discusses, along with his role in the new thriller The Mortician (now available on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand from Lionsgate), in the interview after the jump. This is a pretty unusual role for you. How would you describe the mortician? He doesn't have a name. He basically has a traumatic experience as a child. Which he carries with him through adulthood. So it kind of makes him more...
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Exclusive: Method Man Names His Top 5 Horror Movies

Exclusive: Method Man Names His Top 5 Horror Movies
I just spoke with actor, hip hop artist and Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man about his title role in the new thriller The Mortician, now available on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand from Lionsgate (check out a clip here). I'll have my interview up soon, but in the meantime here's a little something for you to enjoy – Meth's Top 5 horror movies. Check 'em out after the jump. Method Man's Top 5 horror movies are: "In no particular order… 1.) Dead Alive, directed by Peter Jackson, 2.) Evil Dead II. Even though part I was great, part II was better. 3.) The whole Halloween series. 4.) The whole Friday the 13th series, for obvious reasons. 5.) Alien. It scared the shit out of me,...
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Cold off the Slab - Exclusive Clip From The Mortician

The cover art for Lionsgate's latest horror flick starring Method Man has had us laughing uncontrollably since last November when it debuted. We're not even sure why! Still, we've landed you an exclusive clip from The Mortician. Dig it!

From the Press Release

Home audiences are in for a thrill this winter as Lionsgate releases The Mortician to DVD, Digital Download, and On Demand on February 14th, 2012. The urban thriller features Grammy® Winner Method Man (HBO's "The Wire"), Dash Mihok (Punisher: War Zone), Wendell Pierce (HBO's "Treme"), and David Jensen (I Love You Phillip Morris) with Dana Fuchs (Across the Universe) and Edward Furlong (The Green Hornet). An Official Selection at the Berlin International Film Festival, the film's DVD debut also includes a special feature - "Autopsy: Dissecting The Mortician."

Synopsis

A mortician (Method Man)'s life is changed when a woman's body arrives to his table and stirs up memories of his past.
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We've Got an Exclusive Clip from Method Man's 'The Mortician'

We've Got an Exclusive Clip from Method Man's 'The Mortician'
In Method Man's newest thriller he plays the eponymous Mortician who finds a young boy in his morgue. The boy is afraid to leave his dead mother and is hiding from the abusive father who put her there. We've got an exclusive clip from this thriller, directed by Gareth Maxwell Roberts (Kill Kill Faster Faster) along with the trailer. The Mortician hits DVD this Valentine's Day.
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The Mortician (2011)

Directed by: Gareth Maxwell Roberts

Written by: Gareth Maxwell Roberts

Starring: Method Man, Dash Mihok, E.J. Bonilla, Judy Marte, Edward Furlong

You would think from looking at the cover of The Mortician that the film somehow involves the story of a crazed and violent mortician wandering the streets of London circa 1890. And that maybe, just maybe he was dead and didn't know it. He is wearing and consulting a pocket watch after all and the film's tag line, "A Dead Man Living in a Dying City," doesn't do much to convince me otherwise. Fast forward to the end of the movie when I finally realized that The Mortician is merely a film about a lonely mortician who likes to wear outdated clothes. Whoops!

A mortician's life is changed when a woman's body arrives to his table and stirs up memories of his past. While trying to pull himself together, he
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'The Mortician' Movie Review

by Shannon Hilson, MoreHorror.com

Every so often, a film lands on my desk for review that I enjoy, but find really hard to classify. The Mortician is definitely one of those films. I don’t quite feel right calling this a horror film or even a suspense film, because that’s not really what it is. However, I do think this is something that would appeal to certain types of horror fans if they give it a chance. For now, I’m going to dub The Mortician a “crime drama with a heart” and leave it at that.

The plot follows a quiet, lonely man (expertly played by Method Man) who is a mortician by trade. He lives in a rough neighborhood populated by gang members, thugs, and other equally unsavory characters. One day, his profession finds him face to face with a little boy whose mother was brutally
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New Trailer for The Mortician Halts the Onset of Rigor Mortis

We're getting closer, kids! Lionsgate's release of the new terror tale starring Method Man (yes, Method Man), The Mortician, is almost upon us, and we have a new trailer on tap to get you geared up!

From the Press Release

Home audiences are in for a thrill this winter as Lionsgate releases The Mortician to DVD, Digital Download, and On Demand on February 14th, 2012. The urban thriller features Grammy® Winner Method Man (HBO's "The Wire"), Dash Mihok (Punisher: War Zone), Wendell Pierce (HBO's "Treme"), and David Jensen (I Love You Phillip Morris) with Dana Fuchs (Across the Universe) and Edward Furlong (The Green Hornet). An Official Selection at the Berlin International Film Festival, the film's DVD debut also includes a special feature - "Autopsy: Dissecting The Mortician."

Synopsis

A mortician (Method Man)'s life is changed when a woman's body arrives to his table and stirs up memories of his past.
See full article at Dread Central »

Method Man Gets All Mysterious in Gareth Maxwell Roberts’ The Mortician

Darkly violent dramas are my forte, so I’m naturally excited that writer/director Gareth Maxwell Roberts’ three-dimensional mystery “The Mortician” is finally headed to DVD and Blu-ray this February. Method Man is a damn fine actor — see “The Wire” if you doubt me — and I’m anxious to see him tackle a character that’s a little different than those he’s played in the past. The embedded trailer should help clear up any reservations you may have. In theory, anyway. Here’s a handy slice of info regarding the film’s plot: A mortician’s (Method Man) life is suddenly changed when a dead woman’s body comes into his morgue jolting old memories from his past. As days go by he discovers a young boy hiding out in his morgue. When confronted the mortician learns that the boy is there to see his dead mother one last
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The Mortician (2011) Review

The Mortician, written and directed by Gareth Maxwell Roberts is a beautifully crafted example of emotionally powerful cinema. The film stars Method Man as a reclusive mortician. Who’s life becomes turned upside down after a chain of events starting with receiving a new porter in the form of an ex-convict named Noah played by E.J. Bonilla. Soon after the body of a young woman with a tattoo of Venus arrives at the morgue and a young boy played by Cruz Santiago starts to repeatedly try to gain access to the building. Meanwhile a local gang leader played by Dash Mihok begins hassling the mortician each day asking if he has seen the young boy around setting the pieces into place to send the soft spoken mortician on a life changing journey that will ultimately force him to face a inner demon that has haunted him since childhood, forcing him
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Method Man-Starring The Mortician 3D Gets a Release Date

[Update] Lionsgate Home Entertainment is handling distribution and will release the film on DVD February 14. Grindhouse Entertainment has acquired The Mortician 3D for a U.S. release. Method Man and Edward Furlong star in the film directed by Gareth Maxwell Roberts. No release date has been set. Trailer and synopsis below! The Mortician processes corpses with a steely regard. He is alienated and cold. He feels threatened by his new employee, Noah, who brings the notorious gangster, Carver, to the mortuary door. The Mortician.s attention is pricked by the tattoo of Botticelli.s 'Birth of Venus' on the body of a murdered young woman, Jenny. A fleeting recognition triggers a sequence of haunting dreams from his childhood. He discovers a scared child, Kane, fleeing...
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Method Man and Lionsgate Bring The Mortician Home

We can't quite put our finger on why, but the cover art for Lionsgate's new horror flick The Mortician has had us laughing uncontrollably since it entered our inbox. We don't think that was the desired effect, but wow, are we friggin' giddy!

From the Press Release

Home audiences are in for a thrill this winter as Lionsgate releases The Mortician to DVD, Digital Download and On Demand on February 14th, 2012. The urban thriller features Grammy® Winner Method Man (HBO's "The Wire"), Dash Mihok (Punisher: War Zone), Wendell Pierce (HBO's "Treme") and David Jensen (I Love You Phillip Morris) with Dana Fuchs (Across the Universe) and Edward Furlong (The Green Hornet). An Official Selection at the Berlin International Film Festival, the film's DVD debut also includes a special feature - "Autopsy: Dissecting The Mortician."

Synopsis

A mortician (Method Man)'s life is changed when a woman's body arrives to his
See full article at Dread Central »

The Mortician – New Orleans Film Fest – movie review

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The Mortician – New Orleans Film Fest – movie review

The Mortician is almost impossible to classify. I saw it described as “post-apocalyptic,” but it’s not really Sf; a fair number of people in line with me for the screening thought it was horror because the main character is a mortician, but it’s not horror; technically I guess it’s a drama, but it’s not what I think of when I hear “drama.” The movie is set in a city that has gone to hell, with gangs running rampant and new bodies coming into the city morgue almost daily. When a young woman’s body is fished out of a canal and brought to the morgue, the mortician (Method Man) finds himself embroiled in the tragic aftermath of her death, especially for her son (Cruz Santiago)—who is now also being targeted by the same man who killed his mother.
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Daniel Radcliffe's 'Woman In Black' Gets New Trailer

Daniel Radcliffe's 'Woman In Black' Gets New Trailer
The first trailer we saw for Hammer's "The Woman in Black" was stately, quiet, and unnerving. This new UK trailer for the ghostly flick amps up the action and shows how young lawyer Arthur Kipps ("Harry Potter's" Daniel Radcliffe) races to uncover the dark secrets of one English village and a mysterious woman who keeps appearing in the mansion he has come to work in.

Video: MSN World Exclusive: Woman In Black - UK trailer

It features not just one creepy dead girl ghost, but three — and lots of atmospheric, jumpy chills. You'll be able to meet the woman in black on February 3, 2012 — but in the meantime, see what other horrific things await you in this week's Horror Bites after the jump.

Method Man Makes a Horror Film

Method Man will star as the titular character in "The Mortician" — a new 3-D horror that has been making the festival rounds lately.
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Check Out Method Man in a New Trailer for The Mortician

The Mortician is on its way in 3D, and if you're a fan of psychologically thrilling horror, you're in for a treat. Former Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man stars in the lead role (looking like a cross between Carlton from "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and 49ers receiver Braylon Edwards). Grindstone Entertainment has picked up the rights to the film, and a new trailer awaits you.

The Mortician, written and directed by Gareth Maxwell Roberts, also stars Edward Furlong, Dash Mihok, Wendell Pierce, Ej Bonilla, Angelic Zambrana, Judy Marte, Dana Fuchs and Cruz Santiago. The 3D film premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and has been screened at the German Fantasy Fest as well as the Stiges Film Festival last weekend. It will be featured at the New Orleans Film Festival this coming weekend.

Synopsis:

Alienated and cold, The Mortician (Method Man) processes corpses with steely disregard. He is lonely and isolated.
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Watch: Method Man Stars in Gareth Roberts 'The Mortician' 3D Trailer

Every mystery has a truth waiting to be revealed. Time for a diversion from the usual for something a bit unique. The official trailer for the digital 3D feature film The Mortician has debuted online via YouTube. Starring Method Man as "The Mortician", this indie drama is about a lonely man who gets caught up in some dirty deals with local gangsters. The cast also features Dash Mihok, Edward Furlong, Wendell Pierce, Ej Bonilla, Angelic Zambrana, Judy Marte, Dana Fuchs and Cruz Santiago. This looks like it might be cool to see, despite the odd editing in this trailer; I'd love to catch this at a film fest if I could. Take a look below. Watch the first official trailer for Gareth Maxwell Roberts' The Mortician 3D, via YouTube: Alienated and cold, The Mortician (Method Man) processes the corpses with steely disregard. He is lonely and isolated. He's introduced
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Method Man's Acting Chops In 'The Mortician'

Listen, we've all see How High. It's one of the greatest cinematic achievements of our time. But a lot of people don't think that Method Man can be taken seriously as a thespian. I'm about to drop some knowledge on you and show you the trailer for The Mortician in which Method Man dons a beard and straight up acts all over your face!

Remember the Meth and Red Show?

Check out more trailers here and here.

I'm sorry for all that crazy vernacular, I was attempting to be cool, which never goes in my favor. Disregard that stuff and focus on this; this movie looks kind of awesome. Sure, the plot line may be a little stale (nerdy, quiet guy seeks to avenge his past and save the future by standing up to thugs) but it's Method Man wearing hipster glasses and a bowler hat! How do you not
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Sitges 2011: Opening Film, Programme Preview, and More

It may be a holiday here in the States, but it's business as usual for the rest of the world, as evidenced by the news breaking today regarding the 2011 Sitges Film Festival, held 6-16 October on the Catalan coast of Spain. We have for you info on the fest's opening film as well as a programme preview.

From the Press Release: Sitges 2011 delves into the concept of artificial intelligence, examining how it’s been discussed in film and what its future prospects are in regard to fiction and reality.

With the tenth anniversary of A.I. (Steven Spielberg, 2000) as a point of contact, the Festival will consider the questions that inspired Kubrick and Spielberg for this project: the emotional intelligence of machines and communication between synthetic intelligences.

China, The Festival’s advertising agency, has developed this year’s posters based on the geminoids created by Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro in Japan. According to Rafa Antón,
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