Maia (Ione Butler) is a model who’s lost her confidence and has been having a difficult time in her personal life. A photo shoot in the Welsh countryside with photographer Francesca (Laura Martin-Simpson) offers her the chance to get away and have a little fun for the weekend. However what should have been a simple girly weekend begins to take on an ominous tone as Francesca embarks on a long, slow seduction of Maia that seems to have an unhealthy intensity and intrusiveness. Maia also can’t shake the feeling there’s someone else hanging around and spying on them. [Read more…]
Few people have had a stronger start to their career than Al Pacino. His first few films include The Panic In Needle Park, the first two Godfathers, Dog Day Afternoon and Serpico, all of which are classics in their own rights. Now the last of those arrives on Blu-ray for the first time.
Pacino is the title character, Frank Serpico, who’s always wanted to be a New York cop. He gets his chance and ends up being a plainclothes officer who doesn’t quite fit in as he’s far more hippie-ish than his colleagues. He’s also far more honest. Frank soon realises there’s a huge amount of corruption, with many officers involved in a well-organised operation to take under the table payments from local criminals. [Read more…]
Paul Potts took the world by storm after he swept to victory in the very first series of Britain’s Got Talent. One Chance takes a look at the story of the mobile phone salesman turned opera singer.
James Corden plays Potts, who grew up being bullied but dreams of singing opera. He thinks he might have his chance when he saves up money to attend a singing school in Italy. However when that doesn’t work out, he’s back in South Wales, stuck in a dead-end job with his unsupportive father telling he needs to give up on his dreams and accept his lot in life. [Read more…]
Safety Not Guaranteed certainly acted as a great calling card for director Colin Trevorrow. His low-budget film got plenty of people in Hollywood interested in working with him, leading to rumours he was in talks to direct Star Wars Episode VII. He’s since been hired to write and helm the upcoming Jurassic World. It’s certainly a big jump from this film, which was made for less than a million dollars, and while it is technically sci-fi, for most of its running time it plays out as an indie rom com. [Read more…]