UK Movies

Big Isn't Always Better - 'Ant-Man' - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Two years ago I asked Edgar Wright what the tone of Ant-Man would be like. He was a little cagey naturally, but I had no idea within months he would ...

Film Reviews: 13 Minutes - The Wonders - The Salt of the Earth - True Story

Clive Botting | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

Oliver Hirschbiegel's 13 Minutes relates the fascinating story of Georg Elser, the man who nearly killed Hitler...

We All Love Judy Blume's Books - So Why Aren't More Made Into Films?

Julia Wagner | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Julia Wagner

Blume is on a tour promoting her latest adult novel, In the Unlikely Event. I went to hear her speak at a London event on Sunday, along with several old friends. It was a wonderful evening, and Blume discussed her enviable career and her much-loved characters.

12 Movies That Will Melt Your Heart

Charo Merida | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Charo Merida

We're bang in the middle of summer, so it might not seem quite right to suggest staying in and watching a movie. It is lovely and warm outside after all... BUT! it's also the season for romance, that, we can't deny...

'Terminator: Genisys' Was So Bad Someone Is Trolling The IMDB Page With Fake Quotes

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Comedy

The IMDb Quotes page for the latest installment of the never-ending 'Terminator' franchise has been infiltrated by a joke quote, but it seems almost i...

Partial Recall - Terminator Genisys The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Arnie has five words of dialogue in the third act that sent a genuine frisson of emotion through me. It was the first time I'd been moved by the saga since the T-800's thumbs up finale in T2

Why We Aren't Growing Up

Alan Grant | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK
Alan Grant

I spend a lot of time on public transport and, as any seasoned commuter will tell you, there is an art to enjoying yourself while getting from A to B;...

The Minions Movie - Stupendously Silly

Cohan Chew | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Cohan Chew

To a large extent, the Universal Studios introduction to the Minions movie captures the entire nature of the film. Never before has a cinema laughed c...

Does Jennifer Aniston's Cake Really Show Life With Chronic Pain?

Jayne Stephens | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jayne Stephens

It's not the most exciting or action-filled film, and there isn't a big special effects scene or rosy romantic ending, but in its own way it keeps you gripped, rooting for the characters and watching until the very end.

Slow West (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

We've had comedy Westerns (Blazing Saddles), Black Westerns (Posse, Django) and gay Westerns (Brokeback Mountain) - and just when you think there's no...

Summer in the City

Mike Gerrard | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

You've been to the top of the Empire State Building, visited Central Park, gone to the Statue of Liberty, and seen Times Square. But there are plenty of other outdoor activities to help you enjoy New York's fine summer weather, day or night. Here are five fun outdoor things you can do in New York this summer, that you might not have considered.

Scientists Want Hollywood To Teach Your Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Tech

Physicists are urging schools to use the movie Interstellar to teach students the science underlying general relative theory. Papers published in ...

The Secrets to Successful Filmmaking

Stuart Laws | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Stuart Laws

These days everyone and their DoP are making short films, so it is more difficult to stand out from the crowd and deliver films that truly wow an increasingly tired audience. It's no longer a simple case of sticking a cat in a suit and telling it to improvise, you now have to put effort in.

Welcome to Generic Park? - 'Jurassic World' Review

Roger Crow | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

To paraphrase the BBFC: 'Moderate threat, occasional bloody moments, action violence... and some really stupid characters.'

Man Up (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

I'm going to just come right out and say it: this is a bad film. From its random title that leads you to believe this is some sort of bromance, to its...

Man Up - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Reminiscent of Dustin Hoffman's Last Chance Harvey (bittersweet London sightseeing romance-type genre) and Love Actually (hero desperately trying to find partner with community help), Man Up rests on the muscular shoulders of that reliable mistaken identity premise.

San Andreas - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

The first I knew of San Andreas was (name drop alert) while interviewing Alexandra Daddario last year. The drop dead gorgeous, not bad actress was plugging True Detective and was hyped about the shoot in Australia. I tried to share her enthusiasm but Dwayne Johnson has never been top of my list when it comes to must see movies. The fact San Andreas is as enjoyable as it is was a welcome surprise. 

Five Years of Cringe: I Heart Johnny Depp

Julia Wagner | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Julia Wagner

During these years, I was trying to be "alternative." I rarely watched blockbusters (although I saw Four Weddings and A Funeral about six times in the cinema); I only liked "indie" rather than mainstream chart music. Depp was the perfect movie star for me - odd, offbeat, beautiful.

Tomorrowland - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Gorgeous George Clooney turns Grumpy George in Tomorrowland, the new movie from director Brad Bird. The maker of The Incredibles is a master of anima...

The Connection (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

From the opening sequence featuring two men speeding along a coastline highway on the back of a speeding motorcycle, you know this is going to be a go...

Fast and Furiosa - Mad Max: Fury Road - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

"The vision dims. All that remains are memories. I remember a time of VCRs, ruined dreams... But most of all, I remember The Road Warrior. The man we ...

Spooks (The Greater Good) The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Alas, by the time the closing titles rolled I was underwhelmed. It felt more like a feature-length episode than a movie, and the amount of twists and turns that preceded the okay finale felt neither big or clever.

A Royal Night Out (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

When the Second World War ended on May 8 1945, London was determined to see the day out with a bang, not a whimper. The whole world appeared to be cel...

Film Reviews - Critics Choice - Far From The Madding Crowd - 8 1/2- Samba - Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story - Argerich (Bloody Daughter)

Clive Botting | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

John Schlesinger's 1967 rich interpretation of Thomas Hardy's literary classic 'Far From The Madding Crowd,' with Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Peter Finch and Terence Stamp swept audiences along and is a hard act to follow. Thomas Vinterberg's version will please audiences and Carey Mulligan and Michael Sheen are outstanding.

Hipsters, Hip Hop and Hip Ops: 'While We're Young'-The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

The first act While We're Young, the new movie from Noah Baumbach, rings so true, it was like having my head stuck in a bell tower with a group of over enthusiastic campanologists.