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Trailer For Ben Wheatley's Family Reunion Comedy Happy New Year, Colin Burstead

Director Ben Wheatley is best known for his crazy films such as Kill List, Free Fire, Sightseers, High Rise, and A Field in England. He always does some crazy far-out stuff in his films and I’ve liked everything that he’s done.

He has now made a family reunion comedy that looks unlike anything that he’s made before. It’s called Happy New Year, Colin Burstead and even though it looks like it will be his most normal movie yet, I’m sure that won’t be the case. Wheatley has never made anything normal.

Here’s the synopsis:

Colin Burstead has hired a heritage mansion for a New Year's Eve party for his extended family and hangers-on, with his own wife Val, teenage daughter Fran, and infant son Jamie in tow. Colin's mother–the family's matriarch–dramatically injures her ankle before she has even crossed the manor house's threshold.
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First Trailer for Ben Wheatley's Film 'Happy New Year, Colin Burstead'

"You need to get your house in order!" Limelight Distribution has debuted a trailer for Ben Wheatley's latest film, a familial dramedy titled Happy New Year, Colin Burstead. This already showed on BBC TV last year, after touring around film festivals starting with the London Film Festival. The raucous "family reunion comedy" is about a man named Colin Burstead, of course, who has decided to rent a lavish country manor for his extended family to celebrate New Year. Unfortunately for Colin his position of power in the family is under serious threat from the arrival of his estranged brother David, sending everything into chaos. The cast includes Neil Maskell as Colin, with Sura Dohnke, Marvin Maskell, Nicole Nettleingham, Doon Mackichan, Bill Paterson, Hayley Squires, Mark Monero, Richard Glover, and Sudha Bhuchar. This looks great! This impressed me, and it still has Wheatley's style. I love the dramatic turn in the trailer.
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‘Happy New Year, Colin Burstead’ Review

Stars: Neil Maskell, Sura Dohnke, Marvin Maskell, Nicole Nettleingham, Doon Mackichan, Bill Paterson, Hayley Squires, Mark Monero, Richard Glover, Sudha Bhuchar, Vincent Ebrahim, Sinead Matthews, Sarah Baxendale, Charles Dance, Joe Cole, Peter Ferdinando | Written and Directed by Ben Wheatley

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead follows in the stead of Ben Wheatley’s previous directing efforts, in particular his 2013 black and white acid trip exploit A Field in England, in the case of releasing his picture simultaneously on both demand and a limited cinematic release. However this may alos just be his unsung masterpiece in a filmography that continues to evoke a grand sense of evolution with each entry and distinctive palette, which reinforces Wheatley’s stunning artistic ability with every and any angle.

Wheatley’s latest is a somewhat ironic variation of his first cinematic feature in Down Terrace and his breakout action hit of 2016, Free Fire - with the
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Ben Wheatley’s 'Happy New Year, Colin Burstead' finds Canadian home

Film premiered at 2018 BFI London Film Festival.

Northwest Pictures (Pnp) has acquired all Canadian rights from Goalpost Film to Ben Wheatley’s Happy New Year, Colin Burstead.

Neil Maskell from Wheatley’s Kill List stars alongside Charles Dance, Sam Riley, Joe Cole and Hayley Squires in the story about a New Year family celebration at a country manor that turns sour when an estranged brother turns up.

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead premiered at the recent 2018 BFI London Film Festival and Vancouver-based Pnp plans a nationwide theatrical release in 2019.

Wheatley’s business partner Andy Starke produced for Rook Films and said,
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Peaky Blinders: Season Five; First Look Photo of Sam Claflin Released

The Shelby family is in for a little shakeup. The BBC has released a photo of cast member Sam Clafin, who is new to the fifth season of the Peaky Blinders TV show on Netflix and BBC One. Clafin isn't the only cast member new to the series. Joining along with him are Anna Taylor-Joy, Brian Gleeson. Neil Maskell, Kate Dickie, Cosmo Jarvis, Emmett J Scanlan, Elliot Cowan, Charlene McKenna, Andrew Koji, and Daryl McCormack.

A Netflix historical crime drama, Peaky Blinders stars Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle, Finn Cole, Kate Phillips, Natasha O’Keeffe, Aidan Gillen, Jack Rowan, Charlie Murphy, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Harry Kirton, Packy Lee, Ned Dennehy, Ian Peck, and Benjamin Zephaniah. The early 20th Century skein unfolds in Birmingham, England, where boss Tommy Shelby (Murphy) led the “Peaky Blinders” gang. The fifth season kicks off
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First look at Sam Claflin in Peaky Blinders series 5

A new image has arrived online from the upcoming fifth series of the BBC’s acclaimed period crime drama Peaky Blinders which gives us our first look at Sam Claflin’s (Adrift) new character, a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain.

See Also: A Peaky Blinders movie is in the works

The fifth series of Peaky Blinders will air in 2019, and “sees the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere. When Tommy (Cillian Murphy), who’s now an MP, is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realizes that his response will affect not just his family’s future but that of the entire nation.”

It features returning cast members Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle, Finn Cole, Kate Phillips, Natasha O’Keefe, Aidan Gillen, Jack Rowan, Charlie Murphy, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Harry Kirton, Packy Lee,
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A Peaky Blinders movie is in the works

As filming on the fifth series of Peaky Blinders continues, director Otto Bathurst has revealed to Yahoo! Movies that a feature film version of the acclaimed British period crime drama is in the works.

“I think it’s actually being written,” said Bathurst during a promotional interview for his new movie Robin Hood. “I think Steven Knight the writer, I think they’re planning something, yeah.”

Asked whether he’d have any interest in directing the movie, Bathurst – who has won a BAFTA for his work on the show and also returns to helm episodes of the fifth series – responded coyly, stating that Knight and the producers “haven’t asked me yet”.

Creator Knight had previously suggested that a Peaky Blinders movie was “probably” going to happen at some point, although this is the first we’ve heard that work on the project is actually underway.

The fifth series of
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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Blood, Sweat And Terrors DVD

Rlje Films will release the action/thriller film Blood, Sweat And Terrors on VOD, Digital and DVD on November 6, 2018. Blood, Sweat And Terrors stars John Hannah (The Mummy franchise), Ed Speleers (“Downtown Abbey”) and Neil Maskell (“Humans”) and features incredible stunts performed by stunt actors from major feature films including Fight Club, Wonder Woman, Ocean’s Eleven, The Matrix Reloaded and 300. Rlje Films will release Blood, Sweat And Terrors on DVD for an Srp of $27.97.

Now you can own the Blood, Sweat And Terrors DVD. We Are Movie Geeks has 3 copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie with the word ‘Blood’ in the title? (mine is Blood Simple!). It’s so easy!

1. You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Us Addresses. No P.O. Boxes. No Duplicate Addresses.

2. Winner Will
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New to Streaming: ‘The Other Side of the Wind,’ ‘Claire’s Camera,’ ‘Children of Men,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’re highlighting the noteworthy titles that have recently hit platforms. Check out this week’s selections below and an archive of past round-ups here.

Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón)

Some of the best sci-fi stories ask one simple question and then imagine a world in which that question becomes a real concern. What happens when the sun dies? What happens when AI becomes indistinguishable from a person? Children of Men, flawlessly directed by Alfonso Cuarón, asks a question that is painful to consider and even more painful to observe: what happens when people can’t reproduce? The world that is created in the wake of this question is one in which hope and progress have died together, the last vestiges of society and technology crumbling simultaneously. But, as with all science fiction that truly endures,
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Sam Claflin Is Joining Peaky Blinders, So Excuse Me While I Go and Have a Little Lie Down

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Sam Claflin Is Joining Peaky Blinders, So Excuse Me While I Go and Have a Little Lie Down
British drama Peaky Blinders is set to return to Netflix for its fifth season soon, and a whole bunch of new cast members have been announced. Not content with getting hearts fluttering with the return of Cillian Murphy's Tommy Shelby, this season the show is adding yet another of our favorite actors, Sam Claflin. The Hunger Games star joins a long list of big names who've taken roles in the show, including Tom Hardy, Adrian Brody, and Game of Thrones star Aidan Gillen.

Also joining the cast are Anya Taylor-Joy, Emmett Scanlan, Neil Maskell, Kate Dickie, Cosmo Jarvis, and Brian Gleeson, who may have revealed a slight plot spoiler when he told the Telegraph that he was "looking forward to kicking around in the mud of Northern England with an exceptional cast and crew." Was his "northern" reference alluding to a move from Birmingham on screen, or just referencing
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Sam Claflin, Brian Gleeson and more join Peaky Blinders series 5

Following on from the news of Anya Taylor-Joy’s casting earlier this week, TV Line is reporting that Sam Claflin (Adrift) and Brian Gleeson (Phantom Thread) have signed on as guest stars in the upcoming fifth series of Steven Knight’s Peaky Blinders.

The new series of the BBC drama “sees the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere. When Tommy (Cillian Murphy), who’s now an MP, is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realizes that his response will affect not just his family’s future but that of the entire nation.”

Additional castings for the new series include Elliot Cowan (Krypton), Neil Maskell (Kill List), Kate Dickie (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Cosmo Jarvis (Lady Macbeth), Emmett J. Scanlan (The Fall), Charlene McKenna (Ripper Street), Andrew Koji (Warrior) and Daryl McCormack (Vikings).

The fifth series
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Sam Claflin Is Joining Peaky Blinders, So Excuse Me While I Go and Have a Little Lie Down

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British drama Peaky Blinders is set to return to Netflix for its fifth season soon, and a whole bunch of new cast members have been announced. Not content with getting hearts fluttering with the return of Cillian Murphy's Tommy Shelby, this season the show is adding yet another of our favorite actors, Sam Claflin. The Hunger Games star joins a long list of big names who've taken roles in the show, including Tom Hardy, Adrian Brody, and Game of Thrones star Aidan Gillen.

Also joining the cast are Anya Taylor-Joy, Emmett Scanlan, Neil Maskell, Kate Dickie, Cosmo Jarvis, and Brian Gleeson, who may have revealed a slight plot spoiler when he told the Telegraph that he was "looking forward to kicking around in the mud of Northern England with an exceptional cast and crew." Was his "northern" reference alluding to a move from Birmingham on screen, or just referencing
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TV Roundup: Netflix Drops ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Trailer (Watch)

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In today’s TV News Roundup, Netflix releases the trailer for “Narcos: Mexico,” streaming Nov. 16.

First Looks

Watch the trailer for “Narcos: Mexico,” veering away from the first three seasons in Colombia to explore the origins of the drug war in Mexico. The new season streams Nov. 16 on Netflix.

Emmy Winning actress and activist Rachel Brosnahan will narrate “Paris to Pittsburgh,” an upcoming climate change documentary from Bloomberg Philanthropies and Radical Media. The film will be broadcast worldwide from National Geographic Documentary Films on Wed., Dec. 12 at 9pm Est/Pst.

Bravo’s “Top Chef” returns Thursday, Dec. 6 at 9 p.m. Est/Pst, hosted by Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio, Graham Elliot, Nilou Motamed and Gail Simmons. This season features 15 new chefs from cities across the U.S., competing in the American cities of Louisville, Lexington and Lake Cumberland before going abroad for the finale in Macau, China.

The teaser
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‘Peaky Blinders’: Sam Claflin, Brian Gleeson & More Join Season 5 Of Gangster Epic

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‘Peaky Blinders’: Sam Claflin, Brian Gleeson & More Join Season 5 Of Gangster Epic
Exclusive: Season 5 of Steven Knight’s period crime saga Peaky Blinders has set a host of new cast, including Sam Claflin, Brian Gleeson and the previously announced Anya Taylor-Joy. The BAFTA winning drama that’s led by Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson is currently filming with the fifth go-round for the Shelby family expected to air in 2019, moving from its previous BBC Two home to BBC One.

Also new to the series are Neil Maskell, Kate Dickie, Cosmo Jarvis, Emmett J Scanlan, Elliot Cowan (The Spanish Princess), Charlene McKenna (Ripper Street), Andrew Koji (Warrior) and Daryl McCormack (A Very English Scandal). We do not yet have character descriptions.

This year’s big name additions follow on from Season 4 which included Adrien Brody and Game Of ThronesAidan Gillen.

Claflin recently starred in
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Movie Review – Happy New Year, Colin Burstead (2018)

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead, 2018.

Directed by Ben Wheatley.

Starring Neil Maskell, Hayley Squires, Sam Riley, Charles Dance and Joe Cole.

Synopsis:

Colin hires a lavish country manor for his extended family to celebrate New Year. Unfortunately for Colin his position of power in the family is under serious threat from the arrival of his estranged brother David.

Though Ben Wheatley’s seventh feature in nine years continues to see the filmmaker struggling to live up to the visceral brilliance of his 2011 instant horror classic Kill List, his latest is at least an intriguing gear-shift for the director, demonstrating his knack for razor-sharp, acid-tongued dramatic comedy.

Colin (frequent Wheatley collab Neil Maskell) has rented a lavish country home for his family to see in the New Year together, and the gossamer-thin veil of normalcy is promptly torn asunder with the unexpected arrival of Colin’s estranged brother David (Sam Riley
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Lff: ‘Happy New Year, Colin Burstead’ Review: Dir. Ben Wheatley (2018)

Happy New Year Colin Burstead review: Ben Wheatley’s feature output has been nothing but unpredictable in the last number of years. From gritting crime-horrors early in his career with the likes of Kill List, through to the likes of J.G. Ballard adaptations with High Rise, and then the slightly more mainstream, though equally explosive Free Fire a couple of years back. His next film is another cinematic curve-ball – a family drama bordering on farce – a very pleasing, and laugh-out-loud funny feature set across one eventful evening on England’s south coast on New Years Eve.

Happy New Year Colin Burstead review

One of the similarities between this and Wheatley’s early work is its excelling cast. Led by earlier collaborator Neil Maskell (so brilliant as Jay in Kill List) as the titular Colin, along with the likes of I, Daniel Blake’s break-out Hayley Squires, Free Fire alumni Sam Riley
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Film Review: ‘Happy New Year, Colin Burstead’

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Film Review: ‘Happy New Year, Colin Burstead’
Reboot” is a word bandied about so much in the film industry these days that its meaning has become entirely elastic, referring to anything from a sequel to a remake to a mildly delayed franchise chapter. A lo-fi, high-volume original character piece from Ben Wheatley, “Happy New Year, Colin Burstead” is none of these things — and yet, in the sense that a reboot describes a freshly started system following technical complications, it feels like one for this genre-roaming writer-director. After mixed returns for the dizzy formal chaos of his J.G. Ballard adaptation “High-Rise” and the vapid shoot-’em-up varnish of “Free Fire,” Wheatley’s restless study of a dysfunctional family reunited for a prickly New Year’s Eve party is a back-to-basics affair that rewardingly sets him back in the seasick domestic space of his debut “Down Terrace,” albeit with words as its only weapons this time.

Working without his usual writing partner Amy Jump,
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Happy New Year, Colin Burstead review – Ben Wheatley contrives a simmering hothouse of misery

Neil Maskell is the standout performer in Wheatley’s drama of dysfunction, as a man inviting his family to a New Year party in the country

Ben Wheatley’s Happy New Year, Colin Burstead is a hothouse flower of misery, sprouting dozens of resentment-buds under artificially controlled conditions. It is a tense ensemble drama, with intriguing echoes of Alan Ayckbourn and Thomas Vinterberg’s Festen; Laurie Rose’s handheld camerawork is intimate and dynamic, and it is written by Wheatley himself with contributions from a really strong cast.

First among equals is the excellent Neil Maskell, who appeared in Wheatley’s 2011 breakthrough, the horror nightmare Kill List. Working with Wheatley, Maskell proved he is so much more than the geezer roles in which our industry might otherwise have confined him, and I almost wonder if, just as Leonardo DiCaprio is thought to be the acting-avatar of Christopher Nolan, and Johnny Depp
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2018 BFI London Film Festival Review – Happy New Year, Colin Burstead.

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead., 2018.

Directed by Ben Wheatley.

Starring Neil Maskell, Bill Paterson, Doon Mackichan, Charles Dance, Sam Riley, Joe Cole, Hayley Squires, Alexandra Maria Lara, Richard Glover, Asim Chaudhry, Sarah Baxendale, Mark Monero, Peter Ferdinando, Sinead Matthews, Sura Dohnke, Sudha Bhuchar and Vincent Ebrahim.

Synopsis:

Colin hires a lavish country manor for his extended family to celebrate New Year. Unfortunately for Colin his position of power in the family is under serious threat from the arrival of his estranged brother David.

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead is, ostensibly, a film about a fractured family having a get-together at a rented manor house for New Year’s Eve, and spending the whole night bickering. So far, so normal. It possibly sounds a bit run-of-the-mill – but it’s Ben Wheatley! His reputation for excellent script writing and directing precedes him, and certainly doesn’t disappoint here. Wheatley’s respect-worthy work
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First poster for Ben Wheatley’s Happy New Year, Colin Burstead

Ahead of its premiere at the BFI London Film Festival next month, a poster has arrived online for Ben Wheatley’s latest film Happy New Year, Colin Burstead; take a look here…

“The film centres around Colin Burstead (Neil Maskell) who hires a lavish country manor for his extended family to celebrate New Year. Unfortunately for Colin his position of power in the family is under serious threat from the arrival of his estranged brother David.”

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead will have its world premiere in competition at the BFI London Film Festival next month and features a cast that includes Wheatley regulars Richard Glover, Peter Ferdinando, Neil Maskell, Mark Monero and Sam Riley along with Asim Chaudhry, Joe Cole, Charles Dance, Alexandra Maria Lara, Doon Mackichan, Sinead Matthews, Bill Paterson and Hayley Squires.

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