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On an amusing note, if there’s one film I completely forgot about, it’s “Winchester”, the spooky house horror film that was released last February. The Razzie committee did not forget about it and recognized it today with 4 nominations! The film scored a nod for “Worst Picture” while the Spierig Brothers share a nod for “Worst Director”, for “Worst Screenplay”, and Helen Mirren – in a career first – is nominated as Worst Actress! Four nominations is an impressive score if you consider the Razzies only feature nine categories. As I reviewed the film upon its release, it was really a disappointment because it lacked the two things you would expect from a film like this – it was neither scary nor was it entertaining. I’m sure it was a fun shoot for Helen Mirren, but this time it didn’t transform to the screen. Edit: There has been an article the other week in which members of the Razzie committee have strongly criticised the nominating and voting process, so while I still think it’s a “fun” achievement worth to be doing an update about, this will be the first and last about the Razzies.
Helen Mirren’s latest film “Winchester: The House that Ghosts Built” has been released on Blu-Ray, DVD and on demand in the United States on May 01. I don’t say that about a film too often, and I always try to find the positive in a project – but “Winchester” is just a stupid-ass movie. I wasn’t expecting a history lesson on the Winchester House, but at least something with a bit of a story to it. The film consists of a couple of jump scares that haven’t been effective since the 1990s and long boring tea-hour scenes with Helen and Jason Clarke talking about the supernatural. For a mystery film, there’s nothing mysterious here, and for horror fans, there’s nothing remotely spooky. Maybe it’s just not my genre. At least, let’s hope they had fun filming it. Screencaptures from the Blu-Ray have been added to the photo gallery. “Winchester” is available everywhere on demand.
On Tuesday, Helen Mirren has promoted “Winchester” in Rome, Italy, with a photocall and premiere. Pictures from both events have been added to the photo gallery.
The cast and crew of “Winchester” – Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke and the Spierig Brothers – have attended the film’s premiere in Los Angeles on Thursday. Have a look at the fantastic picture above of Helen in the midst of her black-veiled audience. More pictures can be found in the photo gallery.
Once again, it’s been a busy week for Helen Mirren. After finishing the press tour for “The Leisure Seeker”, there was no time to rest with the promo tour for “Winchester” ready to go. On Wednesday, Helen has been a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden, participating in a very entertaining drop-the-mic contest. There are also numerous new press junkets of Helen and Jason Clarke promoting the film and a couple of new editorials, teasing a stunning appearance in this week’s VOGUE. So stay tuned.
Video Archive – Talkshows – The Late Late Show with James Corden (2018)
Video Archive – Career – Winchester – Press Junket Interview 04 (United States)
Video Archive – Career – Winchester – Press Junket Interview 03 (United States)
Video Archive – Career – Winchester – B-Roll
Video Archive – News Segments – FOX News (2018)
Video Archive – Miscellaneous – Vogue: Helen Mirren’s Life Lessons (2018)
A whole bunch of new clips have been added to the video archive, all promoting the February 2 release of “Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built” and the early March release of “The Leisure Seeker”. Among the new additions are press junket interviews from the United States and the United Kingdom, a first featurette on “Winchester” and two official clips featuring Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke. To promote the film’s release, Helen will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Tuesday.
Video Archive – Career – Winchester – Film Scene 02
Video Archive – Career – Winchester – Film Scene 01
Video Archive – Career – Winchester – Featurette
Video Archive – Career – Winchester – Press Junket Interview (United States)
Video Archive – Career – Winchester – Press Junket Interview (United Kingdom)
Video Archive – Career – Winchester – Entertainment Tonight (January 25, 2018)
Video Archive – Career – The Leisure Seeker – Press Junket Interview (United States)
Some great new scans have been added to the photo gallery, including a cover story from the February 2018 issue of The Australian Women’s Weekly (same cover as the Allure and Italian Vanity Fair) and a cover from January’s Parade Magazine. There’s also been an article in the recent Los Angeles Times with editorial pictures being added and a new production still from “Winchester”. Enjoy the new additions.
Today, Helen Mirren has been a guest on “This Morning” to promote the upcoming theatrical release of “Winchester” and sharing an usual ghost story from her wedding night. The appearance can be watched above and in the video archive. Pictures and screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery.
Yesterday, Helen Mirren was among the guests on Graham Norton’s broadcast to promote the theatrical release of “Winchester”. Also on the show was former boyfriend Liam Neeson – sharing a couple of stories about meeting in Ireland while filming “Excalibur” and taking the train from Dublin to Belfast. The other guests were Jamie Dornan and Sigrid. This has been a fun interview, nothing special though, except a first look at either the final American poster or the UK poster for “Winchester”, which looks quite cool. You can watch the full show in the video archive, screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery.
After the teaser trailer has given us the chills back in December, it gets even a little bit chillier with the just-released theatrical trailer for “Winchester”. Here’s the official synospsis by CBS Films: Inspired by true events. On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted house in the world. Built by Sarah Winchester, (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren) heiress to the Winchester fortune, it is a house that knows no end. Constructed in an incessant twenty-four hour a day, seven day a week mania for decades, it stands seven stories tall and contains hundreds of rooms. To the outsider it looks like a monstrous monument to a disturbed woman’s madness. But Sarah is not building for herself, for her niece (Sarah Snook) or for the troubled Doctor Eric Price (Jason Clarke) whom she has summoned to the house. She is building a prison, an asylum for hundreds of vengeful ghosts, and the most terrifying among them have a score to settle with the Winchesters… The theatrical trailer can be watched in the video archive. Screencaptures from the new scenes have been added to the photo gallery.