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My single most anticipated movie of the last two years has finally arrived, was it worth the wait? I stayed clear of any form of spoilers and reviews, even shying away from clips posted online. Cemetery Junction was released on home video (only theatrical in the UK earlier this year) on August 17th; I bought the DVD (Blu-ray had nothing special) and hurried home. I watched the feature, the extras and then the feature once more with commentary by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. Here is my reaction: (more…)
Don’t take this as a sign that it’s a bad movie, take it as a sign that Sony can’t market a movie with a relatively unknown cast and Ricky Gervais, who hasn’t quite performed as well as many would think in theaters. After hitting theatres in the U.K. back in April, Ricky Gervais’ latest film Cemetery Junction will be going straight to DVD here in North America. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced an August 17th date for DVD. One can hope that the film with get some limited play in time for award season, or am I asking for too much? The soundtrack alone deserves a freakin’ award! This is sad. Just look at these reviews:
Special features include: (more…)
As a writer, director, producer and actor Ricky Gervais showcases his effortless talent as one of the hardest working blokes around. One of the most interesting transitions to watch has been his growth when it comes to feature films. He came to North American audiences in a quiet underrated picture called Ghost Town (2008), his first leading role where he played the misanthropic dentist, Bertram Pincus. The film has a quiet dignity about it that almost makes you think it could have been James Stewart playing the part of Pincus.
The Invention of lying (2009) soon came along which put Gervais in the writer/director chair. In this high concept comedy, in which the gene for lying never evolved in humans, Gervais plays the first man that can lie, Mark. The film still left me wanting more honesty from Gervais, I know there had to be another script somewhere underneath the safety net of this Hollywood film; and we finally got it. (more…)
The first poster for Ricky Gervais and Spephen Merchant’s first collaborative feature, Cemetary Junction, has been released. We gave you the trailer earlier this week, very cool. I like how I can only name Gervais from the poster, name actors are overrated. I’m looking at you Reginald VelJohnson.
Set in the 1970s, Cemetary Junction follows Freddie (Christian Cooke) who is fed up of his dead end working-class life and looking for a way to escape. Rounding out the cast are Tom Hughes, Jack Doolan, Ricky Gervais, Ralph Fiennes, Emily Watson, Matthew Goode and Felicity Jones.
UPDATE 1: Sony took away trailer. I will have a chin wag with them and get it back.
UPDATE 2: We have a trailer…for now
This is the best 6am wake up ever. A few months ago we had the teaser for Cemetery Junction, and now the trailer is here (after the jump). If you saw my ‘Everything You Wanted To Know About Ricky Gervais’ article, then you probably know that there is a slight man crush going on between him and I. He just doesn’t know it, or he chooses not to acknowledge it…he doesn’t even write or call. Tosser.
Looking at an April 2010 UK release Cemetery Junction; co-written and co-directed by his frequent collaborator Stephen Merchant, Cemetery Junction looks to be exactly what Gervais wants to do in film, write what he knows. The Invention of Lying was a good looking ‘big time’ picture, where as Junction looks to be a home grown semi-biopic. It’s gonna be good innit?
CEMETERY JUNCTION Tells the funny, touching and universal story of being trapped in a small town and dreaming of escape. In 1970s England, three blue-collar friends spend their days joking, drinking, fighting and chasing girls. Freddie (Christian Cooke) wants to leave their working-class world but cool, charismatic Bruce (Tom Hughes) and lovable loser Snork (Jack Doolan) are happy with life the way it is. When Freddie gets a new job as a door-to-door salesman and bumps into his old school sweetheart Julie (Felicity Jones), the gang are forced to make choices that will change their lives for ever.
Check out the trailer below:
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant are still busy at work on Cemetery Junction, but the boys were kind enough to give a word on the progress. Somehow over the years, I never get tired of Gervais’ shameless plugs – he always seems to make them awesome. Not as awesome as this mind you, never the less the film is near a wrap (industry jargon) and will be released into in cinemas in 2010.
Video after the jump.
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