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Win US Bone Tomahawk DVD And Other News

poster_002_1500x2215Star Wars!  Star Wars!  Star Wars!  Star Wars!  Star Wars!  Star Wars!  Star Wars!  Star Wars!  Star Wars!  Jar Jar Binks!  Star Wars!  Star Wars!  Star Wars!  Star Wars!  Xmas!  Star Wars!  Star Wars!  Star Wars!  Star Wars!  Star Wars!

It seems that every media outlet at the moment is finding ways to jump on the Star Wars bandwagon, slapping tenuous references to the movie juggernaut for the sake of a few extra clicks.

And why should KM UK be any different?  :-)

In less than two weeks the western horror film Bone Tomahawk will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in the United States Of That There America.

I’m sure it won’t be the first or the last but the Irish Film Critic website is running a contest to win a copy.  No skill necessary, apart from the skill to type your details into a form on a web page.  See HERE for full details.  It is only open to US and Canadian citizens over 18 years of age.  Sorry.

Elsewhere the film has been receiving many plaudits.

Audiences Everywhere calls it the Best Romantic Horror/Western of the year.  Not sure about ‘romantic’ part, but even cannibalistic troglodytes need love too.

Bone Tomahawk‘s Craig Zahler features in The Film Stage‘s list of 2015 Best Directorial Debuts alongside films like Ex Machina.

The Phoenix Critics Circle nominated the film in the best horror category, and Richard Jenkins was included in the Best Supporting Actor short list.

Jenkins also gets a Best Supporting Male nod in the Spirit Awards nominations announced a few weeks ago.  The winners will be declared at the ceremony in late February.

Congratulations to all involved.

The Perfect Guy Could Be A Winner

poster_005By the end of November The Perfect Guy‘s box office take had risen to around $60m, five times the reported production budget.  The DVD/Blu-ray sales, due to start just after Xmas, can only help push it higher.

That sort of success is bound to attract attention to all those involved.

The film will have garnered a bit more interest yesterday (8th December) when the National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People (NAACP) announced the nominees for the 47th running of its annual Image Awards.

The NAACP has put forward both The Perfect Guy leads for awards.  Sanaa Lathan and Michael Ealy appear in their respective Outstanding Actor/Actress category.  Michael is up against the likes of Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave) and Will Smith (Men In Black).  Sanaa is vying with Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder) and Zoe Saldana (Avatar) amongst others.

Their co-star Morris Chestnut has missed out on actor or supporting actor in film nominations but gets one for acting in the TV series Rosewood.

For obvious reasons Kathryn does not figure, and was no doubt not even considered, for the supporting category.

The film itself is not in the shortlist of five films up for Outstanding Motion Picture.

The awards ceremony is due to take place on the 5th of February 2016.  Good luck to all the nominees.

The Perfect Guy UK Box Office

poster_005As of yesterday (22nd November) The Perfect Guy had racked up just a whisker short of $57m in total takings world wide.  Only about 4% of that was from non-US countries.

The thriller film was number one in its opening weekend, which started on Friday the 11th of September.

Last Friday (20th November) The Perfect Guy opened in the UK.  Unlike the first weekend in US it was up against some very strong competition.  The latest James Bond movie, Spectre, is still going strong after four weeks and the final instalment in The Hunger Games quadrilogy, Mockingjay Part 2, premièred.  That’s some tough competition.

Couple that with a no doubt different demographic, less publicity, and stars not so recognisable to a UK audience and it is understandable why The Perfect Guy took around £100,000 (approx $150,000).  Perhaps it’ll be a slow burn.

SNOB Has Two Sided Coin

snob_film_festival_960x355As reported three weeks ago The Coin makes a return to the festival circuit in New Hampshire, USA.

Since the news broke the Somewhat North Of Boston Film Festival has released its full schedule of screenings during the three four day event.  The last day is a recent addition, which allows another viewing of a selection of short films.

The Coin will be shown twice, each time in a group of themed short films.

The first is on the opening night (12th of Nov) at 8:30pm in an 85 minute block titled ‘Friends & Family’.

Number two is on Saturday (14th of Nov).  It is a two part affair starting at 3:15pm with a section called ‘Searching…’.  After an hour or so filled with seven films there is a break.  At 4:30pm things kick off again with ‘…& More’ and another seven films.  The Coin is in the second half.

In both cases the short film blocks are being shown in auditorium B of the Red River Theatres on Main Street, Concord, New Hampshire.

More details can, of course, be found on the official SNOB website.

Bone Tomahawk Delayed Until Feb In UK

poster_002_1500x2215A bit of bad news for my fellow Brits.

If you are looking forward to seeing S. Craig Zahler’s Bone Tomahawk in the UK and you’ve been waiting to take a trip to your local multiplex in December, you might want to think again.

Yesterday’s Inverness Film Festival and the upcoming festival showings in Cork, Leeds and Wales could be your last chance until February.

Yes, February.

Bone Tomahawk‘s theatrical release appears to be have been delayed until the 19th of that month in 2016.

Not sure why that should be.

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