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Interstellar (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

The time is some time in the not-too-distant future; the place, some generic American state. But really it doesn't matter when or where this movie is set, Interstellar is a filmic no man's land.

The Babadook (Film Review)

Chris Saunders | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

This could be the biggest revelation in Australian horror since... well, ever. One of those rare films that burrows under your skin and leaves an impression for a long time after the credits roll, it has been generating overwhelmingly positive critical reviews since its worldwide debut at the Sundance Film Festival where it won Best Actor, Actress, Screenplay and Feature.

Why to Enter the Movies Alone

Nicolas Berg | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nicolas Berg

There is a first time for everything, but most have probably been to a cinema with your boyfriend/girlfriend or a bunch of mates several times. I just went to watch Transcendence, and for once, I skipped the company part and went in singularity. Here are five reasons why you will benefit from doing the same.

The Other Woman (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

In another film to take its title from a song (Nina Simone, in case you were wondering), Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann join forces to take revenge on the man who has wronged them both.

Everyone's a Winner

Paul Bassett Davies | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Paul Bassett Davies

Our growing insistence on giving each other prizes is creating a culture that's beginning to seem like Sports Day at a progressive kindergarten, where no child goes home empty-handed, even if they fell over before their race began.

Bringing Dinosaurs to Life - All in a Day's Work...

Neil Nightingale | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Neil Nightingale

In four and a half billion years of existence there have been no creatures more dramatic or scarier. Whether they would be as popular if they existed today and were stomping down the high street, I don't know, but they're perfect for films because they are more spectacular, more awesome than most animals today, more like monsters, and yet they are real.

An Incredible Journey And All Things Dino

Dr Steve Brusatte | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dr Steve Brusatte

The new Walking With Dinosaurs film as I think this is the most realistic portrayal of dinosaurs that's ever been done on the big screen. I spend my life studying dinosaurs, pouring over the dry remains of their multi-million-year-old bones. This film brings dinosaurs to life unlike anything I've ever seen before. It brought a tear to my eye seeing the Gorgosaurus for the first time.

Gravity (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Gravity is simply beautiful to look at, a galactic ballet, if you like. Tears float like bubbles and flames curls like tendrils of golden ringlets, and all the while planet Earth is spread out before the astronauts, an awe-inspiring tableaux. Meanwhile, Jonas Cuaron's script ups the ante at every turn, keeping us hooked and fully invested in the story all the way.

You're Next - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

You're Next, the 2011 low budget stalk-and-slash thriller (finally getting a national release), owes a debt to Scream and countless other genre classics, but I doubt in 10 years filmmakers will be desperate to emulate its scares.

A Wormhole of an Anticipation for Nolan's Interstellar

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

Although the film is touted to have big Hollywood stars like Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine and Topher Grace, the biggest star perhaps will be the imagination and the massive intellect of theoretical physicist, Kip Thorne.

The Heat (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy work so well together, you wonder why someone didn't get them to team up before. Here Bullock plays uptight, by-the-book FBI agent Ashburn (a character not a million miles away from the one she played in Miss Congeniality) coerced by her boss to partner with a maverick Boston cop, Mullins (McCarthy) to catch a drug lord.

Iceman (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Here we see Michael Shannon playing the eponymous Iceman aka Richard Kuklinski, a New Jersey-based Mafia hit man who despatched more than 100 people over a number of years before police finally caught up with him.

Sundance London: The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete

Janet Awe | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Janet Awe

Everything I saw at last weekend's Sundance London Festival had that effect on me. There wasn't a single dud amongst the five feature films and the programme of 10 shorts that I watched during the festival. Still, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete stands way out as the screening that generated the most emotion from me.

Buddha Mountain: A China in the Movie

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

Buddha Mountain by controversial (in China) filmmaker Li Yu is one such project that gives us a rare glimpse into middle-class Chinese lives and aspirations.

Underwear Agonies & Other Travel Dilemmas

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Whitmarsh

It's the final day of the holiday. You look in your suitcase. Nothing. You look in the hotel room safe. Nothing. In desperation you ask the exotic da...

Perfect Pitch: A Review

Alice Charles | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

While Anna Kendrick is the movie's "star", it is Australian actress Rebel Wilson who makes the film her own with a career-turning scene where she cinches the group a place in the finals - after another group forfeits their place.

Film Review: The Comedy - Tim Heidecker Does Nothing

Philph E. Burbs | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Philph E. Burbs

Never has a film with the plot 'a man does nothing' been so very interesting.

On the Road Unfurled Before Me

Amy Freeborn | Posted 10.12.2012 | Home
Amy Freeborn

I've read the book, I've read the books about the book, I've seen the movie adaptation, and now I have had the pleasure of seeing the holiest of holies of the Beat Generation - the original manuscript of Jack Kerouac's novel, On The Road.

Canned Laughter Aims to Expose Reel Laughter at the Cannes Film Festival

John Fleming | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

Jonathan is also half of comedy duo Teakshow. But, as well as the comedy streak running through him there is an entrepreneurial streak.

Anna Karenina: A visual feast not to be missed

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Dust off your furs and get a round of vodka, Anna Karenina has arrived, and this is one date you won't want to stand up! I can't remember the last time I went to see a film in the cinema which lived up to the great cinematic experience every trailer promises.

Paul Provenza, Director-Producer, Wants More Emotional Reactions to Comedy

John Fleming | Posted 01.11.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

At the recent Edinburgh Fringe, for the second year running, far-and-away the trendiest show among comics themselves was Set List - Comedy Without a Net, in which, when they go on stage, unprepared comedians are given five (usually bizarre) phrases which they have to weave into an act. They do not know the words in advance and the phrases are revealed only one by one during the comedians 'set'.

Christopher Nolan, an Auteur in Contemporary Cinema?‏

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

With the recent release of the final film in the highly acclaimed The Dark Knight Trilogy, Christopher Nolan has once again shown the world that superhero movies do not necessarily need to be about a whole lot of special effects and they can always chose realism over fantasy if and when one has to choose one of the two.

Brand X : Russell Brand's Career Crossroads

Pete Strauss | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Pete Strauss

You can scarcely look at your computer, pick up a newspaper or turn on your television these days without seeing something about Russell Brand.

Salute: Smith Has no Regrets in Using the Olympics World Platform for Human Rights

Rima Amin | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Rima Amin

Regardless of whether or not the Olympics is the place for politics, Salute is reminder to us all to stand in solidarity with those who face struggles in equality. It reminds us that humanity means another persons' struggle is ours too and sometimes sacrifices must be made to help.

Five Reasons I Don't Wanna See The Amazing Spider-Man Movie

Akira The Don | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Akira The Don

Spider-Man's costume is indisputably the greatest superhero costume of all time. Steve Ditko's design is flawless in every aspect. This one dispenses with the best thing about Ditko's costume design - the curved webbing. The curved webbing, in this new incarnation... is straight! He looks like he's wearing a trellis!