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Re-living Red Roses and Petrol Once Again!

 

 

9 years of unrivaled legacy from actors such as Malcolm McDowell, Olivia Tracey, Max Beesley, as well as Susan Lynch. The movie, Red Roses and Petrol revolves around the death of a family figurehead that reunites the dysfunctional family members. Malcolm McDowell (Enda Doyle) plays the role perfectly as a university librarian, poet, and an all-around complicated man that leaves the family very much scattered and drifted apart. The drama film, initially based off a stage play by Joseph O’ Conner (who is a successful Irish novelist), won multiple awards ranging from Avignon Film Festival to the Palm Springs Film Festival due to its captivating moments that stem from its family disputes and instability.

 

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What the family could have looked like had Enda Doyle lived. Happily ever after!

Fast-forward 9 years from the theatrical release date of the film, these actors all have created a footprint in the industry and have are still pursuing great things. Malcolm McDowell will be co-hosting Broadway Barks, an annual event about a star-studded dog and cat adoption event that benefits New York City animal rescue groups whereas stars such as Olivia Tracey have taken more of a backseat route in producing films rather than acting in it.

If you have not had the opportunity to watch the film yet, you can find it here. It is also another one on the list to watch with your family during this Summer!

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Top 5 Sci-fi Movies starring Malcolm McDowell

 

Happy 74th Birthday Malcolm McDowell! With over 45 years in the business, Malcolm McDowell has starred in films of many genres and has had a wide range of roles throughout his career as well. From dramas such as Red Roses and Petrol to A Clockwork Orange, McDowell can pretty much portray any character in any universe. Here are the top 5 sci-fi movies starring Malcolm McDowell.

Star Trek Generations

Star Trek: Generations

 

In Star Trek: Generations, Malcolm McDowell plays Doctor Tolian Soran, a scientist set on gaining access to the Nexus. The Nexus is an ultra-dimensional realm in which one’s desires become reality. In order to open up the Nexus, Soran must fight against the Enterprise and destroy any star systems in his path.

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

 

In A Clockwork Orange, Malcolm McDowell plays Alex Delarge who leads his gang of thugs through a crime spree in the streets of London. When DeLarge gets arrested and sentenced for his crimes, he agrees to participate in a rehabilitation therapy experiment. DeLarge loses a part of himself in the process and returns to the free world unable to fend for himself from his past.

Time After Time

Time After Time

 

In Time After Time, Malcolm McDowell plays H.G. Wells, a time machine inventor. Instead of traveling through time to the perfect future that he has envisioned, McDowell chases after Jack The Ripper. After Jack uses his time machine to travel back to the 1970’s. McDowell must use his invention to travel through time and bring Jack back to the present to face his crimes.

Doomsday

Doomsday

 

In Doomsday, Malcolm McDowell plays the role of a former scientist gone mad. Ravaged by the Reaper Virus, humanity tries to rebuild itself. Years have passed since the initial outbreak of the Reaper Virus, but the virus hasn’t been completely contained. Now a team of operatives must go back into the contamination zone to find a cure for the disease before it’s too late.

Antiviral

Antiviral

 

In Antiviral, Malcolm McDowell plays the role of Dr. Abendroth, a physician trying to discover the ailment of his most recent clients. A company is creating the ultimate fanbase experience. Super fans can now experience the same illnesses and diseases of their favorite celebrities. With a growing black market, viruses are being spread under the table of Hollywood’s spotlight.

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St. Patrick’s Day Films to Binge On

 

What’s the craic?

Another year, and another Saint Patrick’s Day. The day of the year when Irish heritage, culture, and everything else Irish is celebrated.

Historically, this is the day Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland died. In his honor, March 17th has been celebrated by the Irish dating all the way back to early 17th century, and as of recent has become a day to celebrate and be merry around the world.

Usually, this day is celebrated by spending the day with your family, feasting on corned beef and drinking Guinness, or wearing green or shamrocks. You may also want to attend and immerse yourself at the numerous parades and festivals that have crowded all the nearby streets and parks, in order to celebrate with other slightly inebriated individuals.

Now, if you are planning on celebrating this wonderful holiday, but the thought of jam-packed bars and parade-filled streets have you petrified and staying at home all day, then I hope you’re prepared with a fridge full of Guinness and a belly full of corned beef. We have selected for you a great selection of Irish-themed films for you to binge on today in honor and celebration of our Irish brothers and sisters.

Gangs of NY

Gangs of New York - A tall-tale of violence, corruption, and greed follow as Leonardo DiCaprio, the son of a dead Irish immigrant, returns to New York in the name of revenge and power. Do not be fooled by the constant violence and gore of this movie, as it also shows the struggles of Irish immigrants as they as they tried to settle down in New York. If you have an appetite for carnage, there is an extremely well-done battle scene between the armies of DiCaprio and Bill “The Butcher” who is exceptionally performed by Daniel Day-Lewis that should fill your appetite.

Boondock Saints

Boondock Saints - “It’s Saint Paddy’s day, everyone’s Irish tonight!” The story follows two poor Irish brothers in a crime-riddled Boston area. After killing some mafia members in self-defense, they find an appetite and a deep twisted pleasure for handing out justice to some of the main crime lords of Boston. Although this film originally did not receive a theater showing, the Boondock Saints film is now known as a cult classic through its extensive and very over-the-top violence.

The Departed

The Departed - Starring the powerful trio of Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Matt Damon, The Departed follows the story of a crime boss in Boston (Nicholson) and two Irish descent policeman that work for him (Damon and DiCaprio). One of them is his mole, and the other has infiltrated his organization. Tune into this Scorsese masterpiece, which won him his first Best Director Oscar, to unravel the rest of this brilliant story.

Michael Collins

Michael Collins - Starring Liam Neeson as Michael Collins himself, this movie is as patriotic as you can get for any Irish man or woman. Collins is a man infatuated with the vision of an independent Ireland, and he will stop at nothing in order to achieve this dream for his countrymen. A brutal and violent film, Michael Collins is captured beautifully through its wonderful cinematography. Other noteworthy stars like Alan Rickman and Julia Roberts deliver exceptional performances that solidify this piece of work as one of the all-time premier Irish films.

Red Roses and Petrol

Red Roses and Petrol - A World Wide Motion Picture Corporation feature film, Red Roses and Petrol is an award-winning, dark comedic drama. In it, Malcolm McDowell stars as an Irish poet, librarian, and rascal whose sudden death resurfaces all the past problems in his family, as they are reunited in his memory. Tune into this drama to unravel the secrets of this dysfunctional family.

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Strike Some Gold this St. Patrick’s Day!

 

Whether you have Irish roots or just love digging into that corned beef and cabbage while sipping your green beer, St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday celebrated by many.

Aside from the delicious meals and Irish music, spending time with your loved ones and enjoying the day is what makes it special. So bring out those chocolate coin bags and enjoy watching some wonderful films after your feast!

Ways to Live Forever tells a heart-warming story about a young boy named Sam (Robbie Kay) who suffers from leukemia and is eager to find quality to his life before his time is gone. He begins a journey with his best friend Felix, going down the list of things they would like to do someday and challenging the odds by making them happen.

This uplifting tale will touch your soul with Sam’s honesty and sincerity that will surely keep him in your heart forever.

The Irish have always celebrated family by honoring them through the holidays. Though families may celebrate in different ways, the greatest bond you can create with one another is by simply accepting each other’s differences.

In Red Roses and Petrol, we take a look at the secrets, betrayal, and love amongst a dysfunctional middle class Irish family. Following the death of Enda Doyle, played by Malcolm McDowell, his wife Moya (Olivia Tracey) discovers the truth and love left by her husband. It's a family's journey filled with sharp humor and strong emotions.

This comedy-drama is filled with Irish-American traditions and culture that many families can relate to during this month’s celebration.

If you’re feeling extra lucky this St. Patrick’s Day, then you are right!

The Ways to Live Forever original movie soundtrack featuring Sam’s Theme, produced by Cesar Benito is on sale on iTunes for only $5.99 for a limited time!

Also, you can now get the Red Roses and Petrol soundtrack album on iTunes featuring original covers by the Bangle’s very own Susanna Hoffs and popular Irish American band Flogging Molly, for the same low price of $5.99!

And if you thought you already dug up some gold with those deals, World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation is giving 20% off Red Roses and Petrol with coupon code: STPATTY20 in honor of the New Year and St. Patrick’s Day!

Put on some green and don’t forget to take advantage of these deals before the leprechaun comes around to pinch you!

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A little about Malcolm McDowell’s busy acting career

 

On February second in 1972, young Malcolm McDowell followed his cinematic debut with a role that he would be remembered by for the rest of his career. McDowell played the psychotic Alex in Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of A Clockwork Orange. The film, as well as Malcolm’s character, became cult classics. Since then, McDowell has followed up with an great variety of roles and performances. He's done it all, from video games (like Elder Scrolls online and Fallout 3), to television commercials (like his recent Lunchables campaign), to even voicing a number of characters for animations in television and film, not to mention all of his live action film and television roles.

As an actor, McDowell has played an array of differing personas. In his cinematic debut, If, McDowell plays a student that rebels against England’s oppressive school system. In Red Roses and Petrol (distributed by World Wide Motion Picture Corporation) McDowell plays the deceased Enda Doyle, an enigmatic father who left many problems for his dysfunctional family to deal with.

Malcolm McDowell has done so much in his career and, by looking at the list of film projects that are set to shoot, or have been completed, it seems that he's not going to slow down any time soon. Yamasong, an animated film in post-production, uses the voice of Malcolm McDowell, as well as other known actors like Whoopi Goldberg, George Takei, and Abigail Breslin. McDowell is also set to appear in The Mystery of Casa Matusita, a horror film currently in pre-production, in which he plays a writer who takes his wife to the famous haunted house in Lima, Peru. In Wizardream, a film completed and awaiting distribution, McDowell plays the protagonist (the wizard Mangodor) in a film that is reminiscent of 80’s fantasy films, which were devoid of computerized special effects. For television, McDowell continues to make appearances on shows like Trip Tank (in which he plays a priest) and the popular Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle. Evidently, McDowell is a busy actor whose talents have continued to grace various media formats since his cinematic debut.

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Malcolm McDowell lands a role in Rob Zombie horror movie project, 31

 

Malcolm McDowell, the star of Red Roses And Petrol, has announced that he will be working once again with mega rock star and feature horror film director, Rob Zombie
. The frighteningly epic slash fest has been titled, 31. McDowell has worked with Zombie in his remakes of the Halloween franchise, playing Dr. Sam Loomis. One amazing fact about this project is that it has completely been funded 100% by fans on his own website, via RZ-31.

Zombie’s idea behind the project is based around the fact that more people go missing on October 31st than any other day of the year. In the film, five unlucky candidates are kidnapped and taken to an ominous facility named "Murder World". Once taken captive, the prisoners have to fight for their lives against a murderous crew of psychotic killer clowns that call themselves "The Heads". McDowell will portray the role of Father Murder, owner of Murder World. Film production has began on this project, but there are no release dates as of yet.

Be sure to watch Malcolm McDowell in Red Roses And Petrol, a darkly-comedic drama film distributed by World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation. You can purchase it now on Vimeo and at indiemoviestore.com.