Interview with Solis director, Carl Strathie, Part 1

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solisTo celebrate the UK VOD release of sci-fi thriller SOLIS, I spoke with writer and director Carl Strathie about the trials and tribulations he went through making his debut feature film.

When Troy Holloway (Steven Ogg) wakes up to find himself trapped aboard a drifting escape pod shooting towards the Sun he quickly realises the true terror of his situation. With rapid oxygen depletion and a burn- up rate of 90 minutes, Commander Roberts (Alice Rowe) leads a rescue party to save Holloway before time runs out.

Having recently lost his son and now confronted by his immediate end, Holloway feels less enthusiastic about survival. But Roberts, speaking to him only through a weak radio transmission, is determined to save his life, and both soon learn that the lives they have both lived influence each other in unexpected ways.

This is part 1 of our conversation…
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UK release date for action thriller, All The Devil’s Men

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atdm.jpgThe Movie Partnership are delighted to announce that All The Devil’s Men, starring Milo Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge, Hurricane), Silvia Hoeks (Blade Runner, The Girl in the Spider’s Web), Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire, Detroit) and William Fichtner (Prison Break, Invasion) will be released on Digital Download on 3rd December. Gibson plays a war-junkie and former Navy SEAL turned bounty hunter, who tracks down terrorists as part of the CIA’s outsourcing to private company.

A large proportion of the film was shot on the streets of London.

Jack Collins (Milo Gibson), a former Navy SEAL turned bounty hunter, tracks down terrorists in missions so hazardous that the CIA outsources them to private companies. But a life spent surviving fraught situations has left its mark on Collins, leading his CIA handler Leigh (Sylvia Hoeks) to offer him one last chance to keep fighting. Deployed as part of a hardened three-man team (William Fichtner, Gbenga Akinnagbe) to hunt down a rogue operative in London, Collins finds himself locked in relentless urban tactical combat, fighting a superior force alongside his own personal demons.

All the Devil’s Men will be released on Digital Download Platforms from 3rd December

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Solis review

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solisSolis is a 2018 Sci-Fi thriller written and directed by Carl Strathie and starring Steven Ogg (The Walking Dead) and Alice Lowe (Prevenge).

“When Troy Holloway (Ogg) wakes up to find himself trapped aboard a drifting escape pod shooting towards the Sun he quickly realises the true terror of his situation. With rapid oxygen depletion and a burn- up rate of 90 minutes, Commander Roberts (Lowe) leads a rescue party to save Holloway before time runs out.”

It’s worth mentioning right here at the start that Solis is very similar to the 2010 thriller Buried, starring Ryan Reynolds as Paul Conroy, a truck driver working in Iraq who wakes up buried alive in a coffin with only a lighter and a mobile phone.

On the one hand, Holloway has a lot more to do than Conroy in Buried which leads to a far more proactive lead character. He is also able to explore the immediate outside of his entrapment which is far more than we ever see in Buried.
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UK Release Date for new Sci-Fi Thriller, SOLIS

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solis.jpgThe Movie Partnership has announced that their new sci-fi thriller, SOLIS, has received its release date for digital download on 10th December. SOLIS is directed by Carl Strathie and stars Steven Ogg (The Walking Dead, Westworld, He Never Died) and Alice Lowe (Prevenge, Hot Fuzz, Sometimes Always Never).

Asteroid mining engineer Troy Holloway wakes up to find himself trapped aboard a drifting escape pod shooting towards the Sun. Faced with rapid oxygen depletion, Commander Roberts on Earth leads a rescue party to save him. As Holloway’s hope runs low, Roberts, speaking to him through a weak radio transmission, is determined to save his life before time runs out.

SOLIS will be available on digital download from 10th December.

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Welcome Home review

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welcomehome.jpgWelcome Home is a 2018 thriller directed by George Ratliff and starring Emily Ratajkowski (Gone Girl), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and Riccardo Scamarcio (John Wick: Chapter 2).

“Cassie (Ratajkowski) and Bryan (Paul) spend a weekend at a vacation rental home in the Italian countryside in an attempt to repair their relationship, but soon become victims of the homeowner’s (Scamarcio) sinister plans.”

Simplicity is the name of the game with Welcome Home as the main characters are the only ones we’ll be dealing with for 95% of the run-time. The movie really is as simple as a troubled couple being terrorised by a third party, whose intentions aren’t always clear or consistent. And whilst a larger plot is hinted in the final moments, it has little bearing over the actual events of the film and the re-contextualisation somewhat weakens the threat of the main villain.

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Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. launches in London

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Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. will open in London at Excel London on 29th November 2018, following a hugely successful run in New York, Seoul, Paris, Singapore, Beijing, Taipei and Las Vegas where it has set up a permanent exhibition.

This highly anticipated multi-room experience offers fans of all ages the opportunity to delve into the super-workings and backstory of each member of The Avengers as they train to become an agent of the S.T.A.T.I.O.N.

S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is an acronym for Science Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network, where guests will step inside the popular films and become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe storyline, whether trying to lift Thor’s hammer or taking a sneaky peak at Bruce Banners Lab.
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Aaron Paul & Emily Ratajkowski to star in tense psychological thriller Welcome Home

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JP1A8802.JPGThe Movie Partnership have announced that the tense psychological thriller, Welcome Home, will be available on VOD from 12th November. The film stars Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul, Gone Girl actress Emily Ratajkowski, and the promising talent of Riccardo Scamarcio (The Woman in White, Master of None & John Wick: Chapter 2).

Desperate to reignite the spark in their once passionate relationship, Bryan (Aaron Paul) and Cassie (Emily Ratajkowski) rent a secluded villa in the Italian countryside.

However, their romantic weekend is immediately threatened when Cassie befriends a handsome local stranger, Federico, filling Bryan with jealousy. As Federico gets closer to Cassie, he begins to take advantage of the young couple’s growing mistrust, turning them against each other.

Soon Bryan and Cassie find themselves caught in a deadly and voyeuristic game of cat and mouse, discovering that the person you love the most may be the person you can trust the least.

Welcome Home will be available on VOD from 12th November

Black Panther & Deadpool stars at MCM London Comic Con this weekend

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Black Panther’s Letitia Wright among the stars attending this year’s MCM London Comic Con – Coming to ExCel London this weekend (25-27 May)

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Fasten your seatbelts as Black Panther, Deadpool 2 and Orange is the New Black stars lead the blockbuster line up for MCM Comic Con’s pop culture return to London

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LONDON, UK – MAY 2018 – MCM Comic Con, the UK’s largest organiser of pop culture events is gearing up for the return of its flagship London show, with bigger guests, exclusive products and more explosive and interactive content.

Celebrating the latest and greatest in geeky goodness for fans, MCM London Comic Con will bring an action-packed weekend of pop culture to ExCeL London, on 25-27 May – featuring everything from comics, movies, games and sci-fi to cosplay, anime, steampunk and online video.

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I Survived “The Wasteland Experience”

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zedevents6I’ve never been LARPing before.

That’s effectively what Zed Events are offering with their latest attraction, “The Wasteland Experience”. A group of adults carrying fake guns being led through an abandoned shopping mall full of actors – both friendly and unfriendly – whose sole job is to scare the players as much as possible.

Does that sound like fun?

Because it is.

It’s a lot of fun. And I mean a hell of a lot of fun.

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