UK Movies

"Horror For Kids" and the Poltergeist Remake

Pat Higgins | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

A while back, I was asked by a horror fan who had never seen the movie whether it would live up to his expectations. I was about to answer an enthusiastic 'yes' when I paused; all of my experiences of Poltergeist are filtered through having first seen it in my early teens.

Taken 3: The Action Movie as Self-Help

Tim Witherow | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tim Witherow

Neeson now seems to play roles that combine the everyday concerns of middle-age men (being a father and husband), a 'particular set of skills' (black-belt upf**kery), and under-the-radar sexism (women either need to be saved or simply don't feature) to box office success.

Are Movies Dead?

Daniel Johnson | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Johnson

We have a flourishing independent film scene. Micro-budget projects being built from the ground up, mostly through crowdfunding. And we have the huge superhero movies, but the in-betweens, the films that people really care about, have vanished.

Into The Woods - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

This Disney epic was shot on a relatively modest budget ($50m); a Sondheim adaptation clearly more risky than their pending version of Cinderella. Sometimes less really is more, and as we all know, you don't need to spend a fortune to make a great movie.

Planet Appetite: South Tunisia - Film Locations for Star Wars, The English Patient and Life of Brian

Rupert Parker | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Star Wars Rebels: Path of the Jedi threatens to be one of the movie events of 2015, so a pilgrimage is long overdue to the South of Tunisia, where the earlier films were shot, along with The English Patient, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Life of Brian.

Exodus: Gods and Kings - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Ridley Scott, in my opinion, had not made a great film in years, so I didn't hold out much hope for his latest, the biblical saga Exodus: Gods and Kings. However, like 2014's Noah, this huge, visionary epic holds together well and is worth a look on the big screen.

My 2014 Movie Top 10

Eva Grzybek | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Eva Grzybek

Looking at some of the pictures which didn't make it into my top 10: Dallas Buyers Club, Starred Up (with a terrific lead performance from Jack O'Connell), Wolf of Wall Street, Nightcrawler...I could go on... I realise how good a year it was. Here we go then, my 2014 movie top 10...

Your Favourite Films Are Coming Back In 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

Rarely does Hollywood pass up the chance to turn any popular film into a franchise, and 2015 looks to be no different! But with the sequels numberi...

Daily Mail Commenters Are Really Angry About A Black James Bond

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK

When leaked emails from Sony appeared to show Idris Elba in the running to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond, MailOnline's commenters had a field day...

Top 10 Famous Movie Misquotes

AllTime 10s | Chris York | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

We all love quoting our favorite films but find out which ones you've been getting wrong with 10 famous movie misquotes...

Is It Time To Invest In A Genuine Home Cinema?

The Huffington Post UK | Libby Plummer | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Tech

Swapping in a projector for your TV is the best way to get the cinema experience at home and it needn’t cost the Earth. Projectors range from around...

A Top Ten List of the Best Films of 2014

Leigh Clark | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Leigh Clark

Occasionally, beyond the ad campaigns, the merchandise and the arrogant multiplex, there is almost always something decent lurking quietly in the shadows. It is in these shadows (although, I may occasionally burst into Cineworld)  that I have compiled my annual top ten list of the best films of the year. The contenders  are based on quality, substance and ingenuity. 

Film 2014: Movies, Mindlessness and Mascara

Paul Marshall | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

Whenever there's a poll of the most popular and memorable movie lines ever spoken, it frequently comes out on top. And on Wednesday (December 17, BBC1 at 11.20pm) guess who'll be back to give the nation the benefit of her insight, expertise and encyclopaedic grasp of the silver screen?

The Hobbit-The Battle of the Five Armies: The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

So that's it then, the final chapter of Peter Jackson's so-so Hobbit trilogy, and the good news is this: The Battle of the Five Armies is better than the last two episodes put together.

Harry Potter: The Creature Vault (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Fans of the books and films will remember that JK Rowling's world of wizardry is populated with a host of magical and frightening creatures, from elves, pixies and familiars to trolls, giants and werewolves, and everything in between.

Paddington - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Paddington was a key part of my childhood and 'woe betide anyone who screwed it up', I thought. Thankfully those fears soon melted away within a few minutes of one of the best films of 2014. Getting a movie like this from script to screen is no easy matter, and King, Heyman, the cast and crew have done a magnificent job.

Interstellar - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

However, Christopher Nolan's latest epic is still a force to be reckoned with. Matthew McConaughey is on good form as Cooper, the cowboy pilot with the right stuff.

Star Wars Trailer (In Lego) Goes Viral

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Tech

Combining Star Wars and Lego is a tried and tested formula, but YouTube user Snooperking still had a bit of a shock when his Lego spoof of the 'Star W...

How to Make a Spectacularly Terrible Film

Michelle Douglass | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Michelle Douglass

A small but growing number of film clubs around Britain are intent on celebrating the most spectacular "so-bad-they're-awesome" cinematic misadventures.

Improve Your Gym Sessions By Recreating The Fight Scene From 300

The Huffington Post UK/Zoom.in | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Comedy

A group of gym enthusiasts decided to spice up their session by perfectly recreating the fight scene from popular war film 300. The movie was based...

"IT'S NOT WHAT YOU SPEND, IT'S WHAT YOU SAY": Movie-Marketing by Brilliant Example

Simon Pont | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Simon Pont

Churchill famously described Russia as "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma." The description could as easily stand for what the best teaser marketing looks to achieve.

"Lily Collins Made Me Cry"

Kate Leaver | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Kate Leaver

When Lily imagines people crying in her movies, she probably thinks it's a delicate, salty trickle down their faces. But not me. Leaving an advanced session of her latest movie Love, Rosie was like trying to walk straight with a waterfall of tears and mascara gushing down my front.

UnderWire: Supporting Women Filmmakers

Gabriella Apicella | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Gabriella Apicella

On Tuesday 11 November, the fifth UnderWire Festival will open at The Yard in Hackney Wick, founded by Gemma Mitchell and myself in 2010 with the aim to foreground female filmmaking talent... Unique to UnderWire, films selected for this award are of women's stories and feature female characters at their core.

Grumpy Cat's Christmas Movie Trailer In 8 Unhappy Moments

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Comedy

She's captured millions of fans online, and now Grumpy Cat will be scowling on an even bigger screen. Grumpy Cat's first movie, Grumpy Cat’s Wors...

The Launch Party - The Most Important Part of Making a Movie?

Neely Reyes | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Neely Reyes

Last night was the premiere of the short film I produced and co-directed. 'Flame' was shot over two manic days in May (with two of my models) and was finally ready to reveal to friends and colleagues at a private screening in Central London. I was a bit nervous, but the event was a big success.