A weekly round-up of film news, events and cinema releases.
Some things you need to know...
1. Universal’s “The Mummy” is Tom Cruise’s best debut in China to date. During its opening weekend alone, the film grossed 51 million dollars in China, compared to only 32 million in the United States. China now is the biggest market for the film, something unique for an American production. Read more on Screen Daily.
2. PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts U.K. streaming revenue from sites such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon to surpass the money spent at local cinemas by 2020. With this increase in VOD streaming, PwC also expects to see a further decline in the home entertainment market, as DVD and Blu-ray sales continue to drop. Read more on THR.
3. Gaze Film Festival have launched their 2017 programme! Check out the full line-up on Scannain.
4. Gerard Barret, #ADIFF2015 director of GLASSLAND sells HONEY to FX and Fox. Read more on IFTN.
5. RTÉ One unveils National Gallery documentary as part of its upcoming collection. Read more on RTÉ.
6. Sheffield Doc/Fest VR programme puts spotlight on activism. Read more on Screen Daily.
And new releases in cinemas this week—
(* denotes an Irish film.)
*NAILS– Directed by Dennis Bartok and starring Shauna Macdonald, Ross Noble, and Steve Wall. “Paralyzed after a terrible accident, Dana struggles to regain her life and family when she encounters a malevolent ghost in her hospital room.” #ADIFF17
Available at the following theatres:
IMC Dun Laoghaire
Movies @ Dundrum
Omni Mahon Point, Cork
*CARDBOARD GANGSTERS – Directed by Mark O’Connor and starring Fionn Walton, Jimmy Smallhorne, John Connors and Kierston Wareing. “A group of young Cardboard Gangsters attempt to gain control of the drug trade in Darndale, chasing the glorified lifestyle of money, power and sex.”
BY THE TIME IT GETS DARK – Directed by Anocha Suwichakornpong and starring Achtara Suwan and Apinya Sakuljaroensuk. “In 1970, She was student activist, a waitress who keeps changing her job, now a film director. All lives loosely connected to each others.”
CHURCHILL – Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky and starring Brian Cox, Ella Purnell, John Slattery, and Miranda Richardson. “A ticking-clock thriller following Winston Churchill in the 96 hours before D-Day.”
GIFTED – Directed by Marc Webb and starring Chris Evans, McKenna Grace and Octavia Spencer. “Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.”
WHITNEY: CAN I BE ME? – Directed by Nick Broomfield and Rudi Dolezal and starring Bobbi Kristina Brown, Bobby Brown, and Whitney Houston. “This documentary tells the story of Whitney Houston’s extraordinary life and tragic death.”
And if you missed them at #ADIFF17, catch these films in cinemas—
It looks like a good weekend to visit the cinema!