Jack Falls is a 2011 British independent feature film starring Simon Phillips, Jason Flemying, Dexter Fletcher, Alan Ford, Adam Deacon, Martin Kemp, Tamer Hassan, Olivia Hallinan, Doug Bradley, Jing Lusi and Zach Galligan and the third installment in the Jack Says Trilogy, the first British film trilogy according to the British Film Institute. Based on the graphic novel of the same title by Paul Tanter, the movie is a contemporary film noir shot in London in high contrast black and white with splashes of colour reminiscent of the Robert Rodriguez film Sin City, but with a harder, grittier edge. Although a stand-alone film, it follows on from the films Jack Jack Said. Surviving a murder attempt in Amsterdam, former undercover police officer Jack Adleth returns to London to seek revenge and settle some old scores, but he soon finds himself in danger not just from his former criminal associates, but his old police colleagues too; as he battles to stay alive, he must deal with the guilt from the consequences of his undercover life.
Simon Phillips as Jack Adleth Tamer Hassan as The Boss Jason Flemying as Damien Alan Ford as Carter Dexter Fletcher as Detective Edwards Adam Deacon as Hogan Martin Kemp as Dr Lawrence Christopher Fosh as Dave Olivia Hallinan as Natasha Jing Lusi as Carly Doug Bradley as The Doctor Rita Ramnani as Erin Neil Maskell as Sid Official website Jack Falls on IMDb Jack Falls at Rotten Tomatoes Official Facebook Site Official Twitter Page
Mike Reid (actor)
Michael Reid was an English comedian, actor and occasional television presenter from London, best remembered for playing the role of Frank Butcher in EastEnders and hosting the popular children's TV show Runaround. He was noted for strong Cockney accent. Michael Reid was born in Hackney in the son of Ellen Louvian and Sidney Reid; the Blitz caused his family to move to Tottenham. In 1958, he married his first wife Sheila Axe, they divorced in 1967, after which he married his longtime live-in partner Shirley in 1971. Reid moved to a villa in Marbella, Spain so he could live close to a golf course which would enable him to pursue his passion of playing golf three to four times each week. Mike had three grand-daughters from his daughter, one of whom suffers from the rare genetic condition Prader-Willi syndrome. Reid was known to be opposed to plans to introduce blasphemy laws, for the effect this would have on satire and free speech. Reid stand up comedian Freddie Starr. McLean went on to star in Lock and Two Smoking Barrels.
Reid's first work in entertainment was as a stand-up comedian in clubs and aboard cruise liners in the early 1960s. He became an extra playing uncredited roles in television series such as Doctor Who, The Saint and Department S, he was fired from working as Roger Moore's underwater stunt double in The Saint after drawing attention to Moore's thinning hair. He worked as a stuntman for films such as Casino Royale and The Dirty Dozen, he became one of the original stars of The Comedians, a popular TV series of the 1970s produced by Johnnie Hamp for the Manchester-based Granada Television, which consisted of short slots by mature comedians. Being the only London comic in a line-up made up predominately of Northern English and Northern Irish comedians, Reid stood out; as a comedian, Reid's well-known catchphrases included'Terrific','Turn It In' and'Move Yer Arris'. He capitalised on his initial success with a one-off hit record, a novelty version of The Ugly Duckling recorded on PYE records. In 1975 it reached number 10 in the BBC Top 50 Singles Chart.
In 1975 he became the host of the ITV children's TV quiz show Runaround. Runaround ended in 1981. In 1987, he joined the cast of the popular BBC television soap opera EastEnders as Frank Butcher, for which he gained much popularity over the years, he joined the series as a semi-regular character, first appeared in September of that year, but was so popular that during 1988 he became a full-time cast member as his character became landlord of the Queen Vic pub, buying it from Den Watts during 1988. The part of Butcher earned Reid the public persona of being pessimistic that he enjoyed acting against, for instance in television adverts for the soft drink Oasis, his character was involved in many popular storylines over the years and the most famous of these storylines was his character's long turbulent relationship with Pat Wicks and his short-lived marriage to Peggy Mitchell. In April 1994, by which time the character of Frank Butcher was one of the most popular on British television, Reid took a long break from the show due to stress from acting out a depression storyline for the show.
In 1994, he starred alongside other fellow EastEnders actors Barbara Windsor and John Altman in his classic adult pantomime Pussy in Boots, a spin-off of Puss in Boots where Reid played the main role of'Big Dick'. In 1994 he provided a voiceover for one of the cows in the Anchor butter adverts; the advert was called "Anchor: Never Seen Anything Like It". His return to EastEnders was aired on Christmas Day 1995, he was reintroduced as a recurring character and after several brief stints on the show, he returned as a full-time character in May 1998. His character was part of many big storylines over the next two years. At the beginning of 2000 it was reported. In May 2000 he announced that he would be leaving the soap for good due to exhaustion from the long filming schedules, he was persuaded to stay on the show for a further five months to give his character a dramatic exit. His departure was aired on 2 November 2000 when he famously departed after his affair with ex-wife Pat Evans was discovered by his current wife Peggy Mitchell.
In 2000, he appeared in the popular British gangster film Snatch playing crooked diamond trader Doug "The Head" Denovitz. He went on to appear in several low-budget British films over the next few years such as Hey Mr DJ, Moussakka and Chips as well as a Spanish film titled Oh Marbella. Soon after his exit from EastEnders, BBC bosses persuaded him to make a brief comeback to the show, he made brief returns to EastEnders in late January 2002 to appear in three episodes filmed in Spain, followed by a spin-off special episode titled "Perfectly Frank" in 2003 and made his final comeback to EastEnders for a few episodes in late 2005. In early 2006, he appeared on The Paul O'Grady Show and made it clear that he had no interest in any possible future re-appearances in EastEnders, that year he rejected another offer to return to the series, he was semi-retired from show business by this time, lived in a villa in Spain. He returned to acting in early 2007 and appeared in two episodes of the long-running ITV police drama series The Bill where he pl
Little White Lies (magazine)
Little White Lies is an internationally distributed movie magazine and website. It is published by London-based media company TCOLondon, who publish the DIY culture magazine Huck. Little White Lies rose out of the ashes of an adventure sports and lifestyle magazine; when Adrenalin's publisher went bankrupt, a group of friends working there decided to turn designer Danny Miller's student degree project "Little White Lies: Issue Zero" into a full-fledged magazine. The design of each issue is inspired by its feature film represented on the cover by an illustration of its lead actor; the cover film influences interior aspects, such as editorial icons, chapter headings and custom typefaces. However, the overall template of the magazine remains the same, it was called "the best-designed film magazine on the shelf" in The Guardian. Its content is split into three acts: the lead review, a series of feature articles inspired by the cover film, the reviews section, which includes interviews with directors and stars of upcoming movies.
The magazine uses a three part ranking system. The categories are accompanied by explanatory text; the first Little White Lies book, What I Love About Movies, was published by Faber and Faber in 2014. The book is a collection of responses from directors such as Quentin Tarantino and Francis Ford Coppola and actors including Ryan Gosling, Kristen Stewart, Helen Mirren to the magazine's signature question: What do you love about movies? Little White Lies has since published other books such as Making Your Own Movie in 39 Steps and Where's the Dude?: The Great Movie Spotting Challenge. The former is a step-by-step guide to filmmaking while the latter is a Where's Wally?-inspired book where the reader is tasked with finding a character from The Big Lebowski. Little White Lies maintains a website that publishes movie reviews, features articles, a podcast. Like its magazine, movie reviews are rated in three parts: "Anticipation", "Enjoyment", "In Retrospect." The website has an online store selling books and board games.
In April 2017, Little White Lies started a podcast titled Truth & Movies, named after the publication's motto. The podcast is co-hosted by various members of the magazine's staff and they converse about new movie releases and their opinions of those movies. Official website
Blu-ray or Blu-ray Disc is a digital optical disc data storage format. It was designed to supersede the DVD format, is capable of storing several hours of video in high-definition and ultra high-definition resolution; the main application of Blu-ray is as a medium for video material such as feature films and for the physical distribution of video games for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One. The name "Blu-ray" refers to the blue laser used to read the disc, which allows information to be stored at a greater density than is possible with the longer-wavelength red laser used for DVDs; the plastic disc is 120 millimetres in diameter and 1.2 millimetres thick, the same size as DVDs and CDs. Conventional or pre-BD-XL Blu-ray discs contain 25 GB per layer, with dual-layer discs being the industry standard for feature-length video discs. Triple-layer discs and quadruple-layer discs are available for BD-XL re-writer drives. High-definition video may be stored on Blu-ray discs with up to 2160p resolution and at up to 60 frames per second.
DVD-Video discs were limited to a maximum resolution of 576p. Besides these hardware specifications, Blu-ray is associated with a set of multimedia formats; the BD format was developed by the Blu-ray Disc Association, a group representing makers of consumer electronics, computer hardware, motion pictures. Sony unveiled the first Blu-ray disc prototypes in October 2000, the first prototype player was released in April 2003 in Japan. Afterwards, it continued to be developed until its official release on June 20, 2006, beginning the high-definition optical disc format war, where Blu-ray Disc competed with the HD DVD format. Toshiba, the main company supporting HD DVD, conceded in February 2008, released its own Blu-ray Disc player in late 2009. According to Media Research, high-definition software sales in the United States were slower in the first two years than DVD software sales. Blu-ray faces competition from the continued sale of DVDs. Notably, as of January 2016, 44% of U. S. broadband. The information density of the DVD format was limited by the wavelength of the laser diodes used.
Following protracted development, blue laser diodes operating at 405 nanometers became available on a production basis, allowing for development of a more-dense storage format that could hold higher-definition media. Sony started two projects in collaboration with Panasonic, TDK, applying the new diodes: UDO, DVR Blue, a format of rewritable discs that would become Blu-ray Disc; the core technologies of the formats are similar. The first DVR Blue prototypes were unveiled at the CEATEC exhibition in October 2000 by Sony. A trademark for the "Blue Disc" logo was filed February 9, 2001. On February 19, 2002, the project was announced as Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray Disc Founders was founded by the nine initial members; the first consumer device arrived in stores on April 10, 2003: the Sony BDZ-S77, a US$3,800 BD-RE recorder, made available only in Japan. But there was no standard for prerecorded video, no movies were released for this player. Hollywood studios insisted that players be equipped with digital rights management before they would release movies for the new format, they wanted a new DRM system that would be more secure than the failed Content Scramble System used on DVDs.
On October 4, 2004, the name "Blu-ray Disc Founders" was changed to the Blu-ray Disc Association, 20th Century Fox joined the BDA's Board of Directors. The Blu-ray Disc physical specifications were completed in 2004. In January 2005, TDK announced that they had now developed an ultra-hard yet thin polymer coating for Blu-ray discs. Cartridges used for scratch protection, were no longer necessary and were scrapped; the BD-ROM specifications were finalized in early 2006. AACS LA, a consortium founded in 2004, had been developing the DRM platform that could be used to securely distribute movies to consumers. However, the final AACS standard was delayed, delayed again when an important member of the Blu-ray Disc group voiced concerns. At the request of the initial hardware manufacturers, including Toshiba and Samsung, an interim standard was published that did not include some features, such as managed copy; the first BD-ROM players were shipped in mid-June 2006, though HD DVD players beat them to market by a few months.
The first Blu-ray Disc titles were released on June 20, 2006: 50 First Dates, The Fifth Element, House of Flying Daggers, Underworld: Evolution, xXx, MGM's The Terminator. The earliest releases used the same method used on standard DVDs; the first releases using the newer VC-1 and AVC formats were introduced in September 2006. The first movies using 50 GB dual-layer discs were introduced in October 2006; the first audio-only albums were released in May 2008. The first mass-market Blu-ray Disc rewritable drive for the PC was the BWU-100A, released by Sony on July 18, 2006, it recorded both single and dual-layer BD-Rs as well as BD-REs and had a suggested retail price of US $699. As of June 2008, more than 2,500 Blu-ray Disc titles were available in Australia
Time Out Group
Time Out Group is a global media and entertainment company. Its digital and physical presence comprises websites, mobile editions, live events and markets. Time Out covers events and culture in cities across the world. Time Out Group provides entertainment and drink recommendations to an international audience through print and digital platforms. Time Out was established in 1968, by founder Tony Elliott and has developed into a global platform across 315 cities and in 58 countries, it provides original editorial content for users to find things to do in the city as well as curated lists of the best films, attractions, culture and nightlife activities. Time Out Market, launched in 2014 in Lisbon, enables people to discover, book and share their experiences on one platform. New Time Out Markets are set to open in Miami, New York, Boston and Montreal in 2019 and in London-Waterloo and in Prague in 2021 – all bringing the best of the city under one roof; the original Time Out magazine was first published in 1968 by Tony Elliott with Bob Harris as co-editor, has since developed into a global platform across 315 cities and 58 countries.
The magazine was a one-sheet pamphlet with listings for London. It started as a counter-culture publication that had an alternative viewpoint on issues such as gay rights, racial equality, police harassment. Early issues had a print run of around 5,000 and evolved to a weekly circulation of 110,000. One of the editors in the 1970s was Roger Hutchinson; the brand was expanded to North America with Time Out New York magazine known as TONY in 1995 followed by Time Out New York Kids in 1996. The success of taking the Time Out brand abroad led to the expansion of the magazine worldwide; the brand grew to include travel magazines, city guides, books. Time Out was able to withstand print competition; when Time Out New York launched it did not have a website and was competing against well-established online publications such as Citysearch and The Village Voice. The company. Financial loss and the necessity to expand the Time Out brand led Tony Elliott to sell half of Time Out London and 66 percent of TONY to private equity group Oakley Capital in May 2011.
Under new ownership, the company expanded the brand digitally through partnerships with software companies to develop a common online platform for the brand and to create multi-city mobile applications. The company continued to grow digitally and launched an iPad app for New York and London in July 2012; the iPad app was sponsored by MasterCard. In July 2015, Time Out Group announced a £7 million investment in Flypay, a pay-at-table mobile app that will integrate its technology into Time Out's media platform. In June 2016, Time Out Group underwent an initial public offering and trades under the symbol TMO on London's AIM stock exchange. Time Out magazine is available in 40 cities around the world including Lisbon, Porto, L. A. Miami, Sydney, Hong Kong, Barcelona, Beijing, Tel Aviv, Mexico City, Tokyo and Istanbul among others. Time Out London magazine is a free weekly publication based in London. Time Out provides event listings and editorial on film and the arts in London to inform readers of the availability of entertainment in the city.
Time Out New York was the brand's first magazine launch in North America and debuted in 1995. Time Out New York is now available for free every other Wednesday in vending boxes and newsstands across New York City and there are copies inside cultural establishments and other locations; the web audience is estimated to 4.5 million unique visitors a month. Time Out Media publishes guides written by locals aimed at providing tourists with tips in urban "nooks" around the world. Mobile apps have been integrated with city guides to allow mobile users to use GPS to pinpoint their location on Time Out maps and search for dining and event recommendations along with a list of editors picks and other options. In April 2014 Time Out Lisbon launched the Time Out Mercado da Ribeira; the market hosts 35 small restaurant and artisan kiosks from the best chefs offering local specialties and has been recognised as one of the top tourist attractions in Lisbon. New Time Out Markets are set to open in Miami. In August 2011, Time Out acquired the personalisation business LikeCube.
Kelkoo, a daily-offers business, was acquired by Time Out in December 2011. The Time Out brand license was acquired for the Chicago publication March 2013; the acquisition was part of a strategy to build an international media organisation in 50 cities. Changes included moving from print publication to digital format as only a limited few cities still have a printed Time Out magazine edition including London and New York. Time Out acquired the event discovery platform Huge City in May 2014. In April 2016, Time Out acquired the geo-mapping start-up Hallstreet. In October 2016, Time Out acquired the event discovery and booking service YPlan
Apollo Cinemas was a locally focused, independently owned multiplex cinema operator in the United Kingdom. In 2013 the chain was acquired by Vue Cinemas, its stated mission is to welcome and delight local audiences with a variety of onscreen entertainment and well designed, comfortable cinemas. Apollo showed mainstream blockbusters, independent film and onscreen entertainment such as music concerts, sporting events and ballet. Apollo had 14 cinemas nationwide, with plans to open new sites in Bicester. On 25 January 2013, the acquisition by Vue Cinemas was completed with sites transferred to the Vue brand over the coming months. 4 sites were sold to Reel Cinemas with the final site sold to Curzon Cinemas. The company’s vision is to be a local entertainment hub by updating the cinema experience in two ways. Firstly, by developing its offer to show non-film product onscreen such as music concerts, sporting events and ballet. And, secondly by developing new cinemas to include café-bars, lounge areas, gaming and Wi-Fi, wherever possible within existing sites.
Apollo was the first digital circuit in the UK, beginning its transition away from 35mm print in 2009. The estate is equipped with Sony 4K Digital Cinema projection, Real D screens and Dolby Surround sound; this equipment produces a picture detail at the highest level. Once part of the large Apollo Leisure Group, Apollo Cinemas has a heritage in entertainment, live music and theatre. After Leisure was sold to Clear Channel Entertainment, Apollo Cinemas was formed in April 2002 to purchase the UK cinema assets back; the acquisition was financed by Mrs Anita Gregg and HSBC. It comprised 11 cinemas and substantial investment led to the opening of new cinemas in London and Stroud, Altrincham and Redditch, together with significant improvement to the original cinema estate. Apollo Cinemas Ltd was the UK's largest independent chain and accounts for around 1.25% of total UK box office admissions. It was the UK's 6th largest cinema operator in terms of number of screens with 83 screens over 14 sites. On 11 May 2012 it was announced.
On 25 January 2013, the sale was cleared by the OFT after Vue agreed to sell 4 sites to Reel Cinemas. Escape is a free bi-monthly film magazine given away at Apollo Cinemas, it features information and posters for upcoming films at Apollo Cinemas. The magazine was available to read on the Apollo website. Due to the acquisition of Apollo Cinemas by Vue Cinemas, a number of sites were sold to Reel Cinemas. Apollo Cinemas website
Sin City is a series of neo-noir comics by American comic book writer Frank Miller. The first story appeared in Dark Horse Presents Fifth Anniversary Special, continued in Dark Horse Presents #51–62 from May 1991 to June 1992, under the title of Sin City, serialized in thirteen parts. Several other stories of variable lengths have followed; the intertwining stories, with recurring characters, take place in Basin City. A film adaptation of Sin City, co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, was released on April 1, 2005. A sequel, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, was released on August 22, 2014. Dimension Films is developing a soft reboot of the series for television, Stephen L'Heureux who produced the second film will oversee the series with Sin City creator Frank Miller; this will be more like the comics rather than the films. Writer-artist Frank Miller rose to fame within the American comics industry with his 1981–1983 work on Marvel Comics' Daredevil, the 1986 DC Comics miniseries The Dark Knight Returns, both of which exhibited subtle elements of film noir.
Miller's venture into the film noir genre would deepen with his creator-owned series Sin City, which began publishing in serialized form in the Dark Horse Comics anthology series Dark Horse Presents #51–62. The story was released in a trade paperback, re-released in 1995 under the name Sin City: The Hard Goodbye. In a 2016 interview with the Kubert School, Miller explained his inspiration for Sin City thus: I've been a fanatic for a long time for old crime movies and old crime novels, but it started with the movies. And the old Cagney movies. Bogart and all that. I loved. They're all about wrong, but in Sin City in particular I wanted them all to happen to in a world where virtuous behavior was rare, which resembled the world I lived in. It's kinda like the old Rolling Stones song, where every cop's a criminal, all the sinners are saints, where the lowlifes would be heroic, the most stridently beautiful and sweet women would be prostitutes. I wanted it to be a world out of balance, where virtue is defined by individuals in difficult situations, not by an overwhelming sense of goodness, somehow governed by this godlike Comics Code.
The film noir influence on the series' artwork is seen in its use of shadow and stark backgrounds. Black and white are the sole colors most of the time, with exception of red, yellow and pink, of which limited used is made in some stories to draw attention to particular characters; the writing style draws on detective and crime pulp fiction. Miller's Sin City work challenges some conventions of comic book form; the letters of onomatopoeic words like "blam" are incorporated into scenes via lighting effects, or are suggested by the negative space between panels, or are created by the outline of the panels themselves. This is evident in early "yarns," such as The Hard Goodbye, which were more experimental. Basin City universally referred to by the nickname "Sin City", is a fictional town in the American west; the climate is hot and arid, although Sacred Oaks is characterized as being wooded. A major river runs through the city. Twice a year, a major downpour comes, the city is prone to heavy snowfall in the winter.
Desert lizards and palm trees are common, while tar pits, desert areas, mountain ranges and flat farmland make up the landscape around the city. The Basin City Police Department are more or less along the lines of paramilitary or SWAT, as they have to deal with high crime rates among criminals and civilians alike, why they have access to what most would consider "heavy weaponry" and full body armor; those who make up the force have been described as being lazy, cowardly and/or corrupt. Only a handful of the cops are honest, though the wealthy of the city bribe the corrupt members of the police into performing their duty. During the California Gold Rush, the Roark family "imported" a large number of attractive women to keep the miners happy, making a fortune and turning a struggling mining camp into a thriving, bustling city. Over the years, as the Roark family migrated into other areas of business and power, these women ended up forming the district of Old Town, the prostitute quarter of the city where they rule with absolute authority.
In addition, the people charged with governing the city, most of them from the Roark line, remained in power for generations, running it as they saw fit.. As the various yarns progress, the audience becomes familiar with key locations in and around Basin City: The Projects, the run-down and poor side of Sin City, are a tangle of high-rise run-down and desolated apartments where crime runs rampant with no police inside, its inhabitants have evolved their own independent society with no legal contact with the outside world and SWAT teams go in The Projects. Marv was born in the Projects, resides there. Dwight hates the neighborhood; the Docks, a collection of wharfs and warehouses that are local to the Projects, since The Docks overlook The Projects. Hartigan and Roark Junior have their first confrontation here in That Yellow Bastard, Marv drives a stolen police car off one of the piers at the beginning of The Hard Goodbye. Kadie's Club Pecos is a strip club and bar in Old Town, where Nancy Callahan and Shellie work, where Dwight McCarthy and Marv spend their spare time.
Despite being filled with drunk and violent men, Kadie's bar is one of