UK Movies

10 of the Best from Loch Ness Film Festival 2014

Leigh Clark | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Leigh Clark

So much can be gained in five to ten minutes, and the The Loch Ness film Festival which begins its fourth annual run at the end of the month celebra...

On the Set of 'Awaiting': The Hottest British Thriller of 2015?

Roger Crow | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Over the past couple of years, films such as Kill List and In Fear have proved the British horror and thriller film industry is alive and well and taking on Hollywood at its own game. I have a feeling Awaiting will soon be joining their ranks.

What Movie Trailers and Strip Teasing Should Have In Common

George Washbourn | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Washbourn

Perhaps now more than ever, with cinema ticket prices at astronomic highs, trailers are of increasing importance. For most people, a trailer will be the first impression one gets from a movie... A trailer shouldn't stand outside in its Y-fronts in broad daylight, swinging the script over its head and screaming the ending at the top of its lungs.

Transformers: Age of Extinction - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

How does it rank against the other three films? Well it's possibly the best TF movie since the 2007 original. Long, yes; occasionally incoherent, (Mark Wahlberg seems to ignore full stops in his script), and it features some awful CGI - the enemy robots are made from gravity-defying blocks that appear to have no weight or heft, making them look like a bad video game cut scene.

A New Era of Film Technology

Adam Hamdy | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Tech
Adam Hamdy

I have no doubt we'll soon see lightweight gimbals marketed at consumers who are tired of shaky footage of their holidays or the kids' sports day. When that day comes, people will be able to have high quality, smooth movement to go with their HD cameras.

The Top 10 Greatest 80s Films

Chris Saunders | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

They were cheesy and full of bright colours, big hair and even bigger shoulder pads, but the 80s were a seminal decade for movies. I know there are some notables that haven't made the cut, but I can't include everything. That is the nature of lists. They start and they end.

Putin's Bad Language

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Politics
Cathal Sheerin

President Putin's confident geopolitical swagger seems at odds with Russia's recent, petty moves to choke the life out of language...

Actors Who Make Their Own Work

Catherine Balavage | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Catherine Balavage

This American producer, director, writer and actress caused a stir with Another Earth. She was only 27 at the time. Now 30 and with 13 films under her belt. She was even on the front cover of Vanity Fair's prestigious Hollywood edition. She has written four films and directed one.

Under the Skin - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

How much exposition do you need in a film? Those clunky scenes when characters discuss plot, stitching Scene A to Scene B? Obviously film is a visual medium, so in theory nobody needs say anything.

Edge of Tomorrow - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Edge of Tomorrow could have been another of Serling's mini masterpieces, the 'what if' tale of a soldier resurrected to fight an alien war on Earth.

X-men: Days of Future Past - the Review

Roger Crow | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

The whole thing is engaging enough and features some of the best thesps in movies. But for me it needs a sucker punch moment. That scene which grabs the heart strings and makes me a little misty eyed.

Gladiator Live at the Royal Albert Hall, the Perfect Date

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

Over four nights, Ridley Scott's Oscar-winning 'swords and sandals' epic brought to life by the Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonic Film Orchestra and the Philharmonic chorus. Did you even know there were so many sections of this musical brand? Incredible!

The Entire History Of Special Effects... In Three Minutes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Tech

Within the span of human memory, special effects at the movies have gone from firing a rocket at the face of the Moon to... well, pretty much anything...

Is David Fincher the Right Man for 'Gone Girl?'

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

Word of Fincher directing Gone Girl was doing the rounds since January of last year, but it was confirmed only when Ben Affleck was officially chosen in July for the lead role of Nick Dunne.

Tracks: One Woman's Stunning Journey To Enlightenment

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

In 1977, a 27-year-old woman decided to trek 2,000 miles across the sprawling Australian desert on a journey of self-discovery. She had just four ...

Noah - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Whatever your faith, Noah deserves a look on the big screen. It's a tribute to a gifted director whose next project should be heaven sent, whatever it may be.

The Only Way A Battlestar Galactica Reboot Won't Make Me Die Inside

Bisha K Ali | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bisha K Ali

What are they going to do in an 90 to 120 minutes of movie world time? Tell us about that one time Adama spanked Apollo for disobeying orders? A mini-collage of Starbuck kicking ass and changing the game? A Rambo-esque montage of Gaius Baltar being a raging dickhead?

The Tom Cruise Effect

Roger Crow | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

So, 30 years of watching Cruise on screen, 23 years writing about him condensed into five seconds of thanks in one hand shake.

Why It's Okay to Be Excited About Michael Bay's 'Ninja Turtles'

Rob Leane | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rob Leane

Before the trailer for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie dropped, I was as sceptical as anyone. Michael Bay, this time as a producer, takes another 90s kids' beloved property and repeatedly, heartlessly milks it for cash, we all know the drill. Or do we?

LOOK: Le Mans Star Steve McQueen Would Have Been 84 Today

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Sport

Steve McQueen, one of the world's greatest actors and the man who brought the Le Mans 24 Hours to the silver screen, would have been 84 today. The ...

Film Review: Non- Stop

Carina Maggar | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Carina Maggar

Non-Stop is a hybrid of Flight Plan, meets Red Eye, meets Snakes on a Plane, and it isn't nearly as good as any of those. As usual, Liam Neeson takes on the role of a troubled man who drinks far too much and has a constant pained look on his face (similar to that of constipation I'd say).

'Infidel - The Musical' Or the Valentines Day That Changed My Life

Arvind Ethan David | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Arvind Ethan David

THE INFIDEL was an IMPOSSIBLY difficult film to get financed. It was the hardest I have ever worked on, as literally every studio, financier, and sales agent in town passed on it at least once, and several of them, just to be sure, did so multiple times. The reasons given were various and inconsistent, but lurking behind them all we detected the same issue: a vague but powerful fear of a broad comedy about Muslims and Jews.

When 'Her' Becomes a Reality, She'll Be a Digital Booth Babe

Mat Greenfield | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mat Greenfield

The now Oscar-winning Spike Jonze movie 'Her' explores how our relationship with technology may change as it becomes more sophisticated

The Haunting Appeal of Katee Sackhoff

Roger Crow | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Katee has become one of the most recognisable actresses of the escapist genre. As feisty pilot Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace, she helped turn the revamped Battlestar Galactica into one of the most acclaimed dramas of the Noughties...

Review: The Zero Theorem (2013)

Thomas Patrick | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Patrick

Set in an indeterminate future Qohen Leth, Christoph Waltz is an employee for a huge corporation in a dystopian future, a company that XXX owned by Management (Matt Damon), who tasks him with solving the Zero Theorem, itself part of Big Crunch theory.