Season of the Witch

  • Directors: Dominic Sena
  • Producers: Alex Gartner, Charles Roven
  • Writers: Bragi F Schut
  • Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
  • Actors: Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Stephen Graham, Robert Sheehan, Claire Foy, Ulrich Thomsen, Stephen Graham, Christopher Lee

Nicolas Cage stars as a 14th century Crusader who returns with his comrade (Ron Perlman) to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. A beleaguered church, deeming sorcery the culprit of the plague, commands the two knights to transport an accused witch (Claire Foy) to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence.

A priest (Stephen Campbell Moore), a grieving knight (Ulrich Thomsen), an itinerant swindler (Stephen Graham) and a headstrong youth who can only dream of becoming a knight (Robert Sheehan) join a mission troubled by mythically hostile wilderness and fierce contention over the fate of the girl.

Doghouse

  • Directors: Jake West
  • Producers: Michael Loveday, Terry Stone
  • Writers: Dan Schaffer
  • Genres: Comedy, Horror
  • Actors: Danny Dyer, Stephen Graham, Lee Ingleby, Terry Stone, Noel Clarke

Vince (Stephen Graham) is depressed following his divorce. Six of his friends decide to take him on a trip into the countryside for a “boys’ weekend”.

As they approach the town of Moodley the road is blocked by the corpses of two dead sheep and they joke “welcome to the countryside” as they leave the bus driver Candy (Christina Cole) to drag the dead animals out of the way and continue on to the village. A phone rings to the tune of the Match of the Day but all the boys have the same ringtone and are not sure whose phone it is, prompting Neil to insist they all hand over their phones to prevent the weekend being spoiled by constant long distance nagging. They leave their bags on the bus with Candy and head to the pub The Cock & Bull. As they leave Candy puts drops on on her already bloodshot eyes. Mikey goes to his grandmothers house to check they have a place to stay for the night.

As the town is quiet and they are unable to get service in the pub the boys head back to the bus. They notice a hooded girl stumbling around perhaps drunk, they reach for change to buy The Big Issue from her but she is then tackled by a man in military uniform who starts beating her. They rush to her aid, not giving the man any chance to explain, knocking a knife from his hand. As they fight him off the teen takes the knife and stabs Neil through the hand and his friends begin to realise what is happening. They run for the bus dragging the unconscious soldier with them but Candy has already become infected and blocks their escape. More women attack them and they retreat to Mikey’s mothers house. They realise the virus only affects women, Vince puns it must be “bird flu” and must be airborne since Candy had not even left the bus. The soldier states his name Sergeant Gavin Wright (Terry Stone) reluctantly admits the town has been infected by a biological agent that turns women into man-hating cannibals.

As they finally escape the town the voice of Graham crackles over the walkie-talkie, he had been dragged to pile of bodies and left for dead in the nest under the church. The men are determined to go back for him. As Graham he makes his way out from the church he discovers the control box and machine behind the stun device and reconnects the power. With the working stun device the men are able to stop the women in their tracks. Neil plays around turning the device on and off, freezing the crowd and taunting them by allowing them to move for just a second. He throws the device to give the others a turn but it breaks and the women are unleashed and begin to charge at them. Pushing the injured Graham in a shopping trolley, the four surviving men make a run for it.

Snatch.

  • Directors: Guy Ritchie
  • Producers: Matthew Vaughn
  • Writers: Guy Ritchie
  • Genres: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
  • Actors: Jason Statham, Stephen Graham, Dennis Farina, Vinnie Jones, Brad Pitt, Alan Ford, Lennie James, Ade, Robbie Gee, Benicio del Toro, Mike Reid

The movie begins with Turkish (Jason Statham) narrating. In Antwerp a valuable 86 carat diamond is stolen. Franky “Four-Fingers” (Benicio del Toro) takes the stone to London, but one of the Russian thieves tells him he can get a gun from Boris the Blade (Rade Serbedzija). Meanwhile Turkish and Tommy, who work in the world of unlicensed boxing matches, are preparing their fighter, Gorgeous George (Adam Fogerty) for a match. Turkish sends Tommy, his cowardly, dim-witted accomplice, to go buy a new caravan. Turkish then notices Tommy has a gun bought from Boris the Blade, as they are dealing with the leader of the unlicensed boxing world, Brick Top (Alan Ford). Brick Top is a dangerous crime lord in London who kills people who displease him, and then feeds them to pigs. He’s counting on Turkish to win this fight, which means they cannot let him down.

The Russian tells Boris that he sent Franky to buy a gun, so Boris plans to steal the stone. In New York, Jewish crime boss Abraham “Cousin Avi” Denovitz (Dennis Farina) is told Franky has the stone. Avi tells Franky to visit his cousin in London, Doug the Head (Mike Reid), an expert, so that they can sell the stone for what it’s worth. Avi also warns Franky (who is a compulsive gambler) to stay away from the casinos, especially with the diamond in tow. Franky then visits Boris, who offers him a gun if he places down a bet for an unlicensed boxing match at a bookies in Boris’ name.

The next day, the Pikeys are revealed to have left their campsite. While Turkish and Tommy are at where the Pikeys originally were, the cops show up and question them. Vinny’s dog then shows up, and they claim they were taking it for a walk. The cops let them go, and they both drive by Sol and Vinny who are also being questioned as to why they have Franky and Tony’s body in their trunk. We then cut back to the beginning of the film where Turkish and Tommy are in a room with an unknown man who is revealed to be Doug the Head. They ask him if he knows anyone who’d be interested in this diamond. Doug calmly suggests “he might”, and then calls up Avi, and who promptly heads back to London.