UK Movies

The Age Old Problem of Finding a New Bond And Why There's Really Only One Man For the Job

Paul Marshall | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

Talent agents and quite possibly estate agents; after all, anything for a bit of commission, are feverishly pushing their clients forward. Any thesp...

If Thor Used His Hammer To Prank Spiderman

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Comedy

Living with a Norse God must be tricky, and the folks at Action Reaction have imagined what it would be like if Spiderman had to share and apartment w...

The 100 Greatest 'After The Kill' Movie One Liners

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Comedy

Movie one-liners are one of the greatest tricks up a writer's sleeve - they either have the potential to make a scene incredibly epic or ridiculously ...

Doctor (Not That) Strange?

Roger Crow | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

I was a fan of the comic, and hoped that one day we would see a lavish big screen version. So when the news arrived at that Benedict Cumberbatch was playing the eponymous sorcerer, like millions of fans around the world, I was thrilled by the news. Now the trailer has arrived, I'm not so sure.

From the Vault: Come and See and Woman In the Dunes

Harry Crawford | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

From the Vault is a series focusing on classic films. COME AND SEE Elem Klimov / Alexei Kravchenko, Olga Mironova / War / 1985 / 18 / 142 mins Most...

'The Hateful Eight' and 'Spotlight' - Reviewed

Harry Crawford | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

Normally I stay for the quotes, the pop culture, the film techniques and references. Now I want to rewatch it for the character and plot development; even if it amounts to nothing more than a Western tinged big screen adaptation of Cluedo. But will fans of Tarantino applaud it? I doubt it...

Room Film Review: 'Exquisite And Life-Affirming'

Sophie McNaughton | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie McNaughton

While Room has the makings of a terrifyingly real horror story or psychological thriller, director Lenny Abrahamson refuses to diminish or cheapen Donoghue's life-affirming story with gimmicks or horror-movie-frights, and instead creates a heart-breaking, and paradoxically heart-warming, masterpiece of cinema which tells a story of human spirit, hope and the incomparable love between a mother and her child.

Adding 'Ing' To Film Titles Dramatically Changes Their Plot, Usually For The Worst

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Comedy

Every once in a while you come across something on the internet that is such an absolute inspired piece of genius that you feel fully justified in dow...

Linkin Park's 'In The End' As Sung By The Movies

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Comedy

Video editor Ross Thompson, aka The Unusual Suspect, is back with another expertly cobbled together video cleverly manipulated to make famous movie ch...

Blade Runner's Future Becomes History

Roger Crow | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

He will go on to see things we wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. He'll watch C beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. And he will go on to give Blade Runner's Rick Deckard the biggest challenge of his life. Friday, January 8, 2016 marks Roy Batty's incept date, or actual birth day as any fan of Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi classic will tell you.

I've Seen the Star Wars Parody: It's Called 'The Force Awakens'.

Alfie Evers | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Comedy
Alfie Evers

So, I recommend you get to see this very entertaining Star Wars parody. It's called Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Which strangely enough is the same name as the new Star Wars film that everyone says is the 'Dog's nuts' - strange bit of marketing if you ask me.

I Saw Star Wars and Now I Want My Money Back

Alice Charles | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Intrigued by the headlines declaring Star Wars record-breaking figures (more than $1 billion and counting worldwide), I took myself off to see the film at my local cinema. I wish I hadn't bothered and saved myself ten pounds. What's more, I now have no intention of seeing any more instalments in the franchise, nor will I pay to see another movie by director JJ Abrams after this.

On Star Wars, The Craft of Writing and What Novelists Can Learn From 'The Force Awakens/

Benjamin Johncock | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Benjamin Johncock

Star Wars surpasses genre and transcends viewing age. It is not a children's film. It's an adult film that happens to be suitable for children. As a result, it doesn't patronise children, nor does it attempt to second-guess what kids will find interesting and entertaining.

A Top Ten List of the Best Films of 2015

Leigh Clark | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Leigh Clark

Behind every sequel hungry, franchise captive in the picture house queue who's had to remortgage their house for a bag of stale popcorn, stands an overly critical cinephile with a yearning for something better and a secret bag of supermarket-bought peanut M&Ms in his pocket. This is a list for the latter.

'The Peanuts Movie' and 'Sisters' Reviews

Roger Crow | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

The result is patchy, but there's also a lot of love here. Aimed at a young audience, it's a checklist of classic moments from the strips, from Charlie trying to fly a kite to Snoopy's battle with flying ace The Red Baron.

For the Love of Cinema and the Hatred of What Goes With It

Paul Marshall | Posted 06.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

Most of these extraneous activities are well documented, but they're worth repeating in the vague hope people decide that maybe they should try and avoid partaking in them, if only to be considerate enough to those in the auditorium who are there to, and I'll whisper this so as not annoy anyone, enjoy the BLOODY PICTURE.

If Chewbacca Was Voiced By Peter Griffin, Star Wars Would Be A Bit Different

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Comedy

Chewbacca's trademark roar is undoubtedly one of the things that makes 'Star Wars' so special, and so iconic. So what if they'd got it wrong? We know ...

Stolen Images - People and Power in the Films of Raoul Peck (Preview)

Alice Charles | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

as diverse as Minister of Culture in Haiti and his current position as President of FEMIS, the prestigious National Film School of France, experiences that contribute to a unique directorial vision.

To Infinity and Beyond - 20 Years of 'Toy Story'

Kelvin Wong | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Kelvin Wong

"To infinity and beyond!" It's hard to believe that it's 20 years since Buzz Lightyear first crashed onto our cinema screens and uttered that iconic phrase. But here we are two decades, three films and 279 minutes later, and the words today seem more reflective of Toy Story's lasting influence on film and animation than its space ranger's complete lack of self-awareness.

Spectre - A Review

Roger Crow | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Craig is terrific in the lead role. Still not my favourite Bond, but he's slipped into the role again like a comfy pair of shoes. Dave Bautista is great as a lethal henchman, Lea Seydoux is glacially cool and sexy, while Monica Bellucci is magnetic, despite too little time on screen.

Crimson Peak: The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Guillermo is a master of the genre, and after the comedic Hellboy movies and occasionally clunky Pac Rim (as the fans call it), good to see him get his teeth into something a little more adult and full blooded.

Film Reviews: 99 Homes - Captive - Mia Madre - Solace

Clive Botting | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

'99 Homes', a tale of greed and corruption during the real estate crash is a tense and relevant drama - 'Captive' is a true story edge-of-the-seat thriller hostage drama - 'Mia Madre,' Nanni Moretti's family drama on the loss of a parent is saved by John Turturro- 'Solace' nods to 'Se7en', mixes serial killings with the supernatural but is lost in wide screen visuals.

'Everest', 'The Martian' and Survival at the Movies

Tim Witherow | Posted 20.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tim Witherow

Why is the survival genre a survivor? The obvious, 'well duh' answer is that it forces us to question what we ourselves would do in an extreme situation. Or, at least, provides questions to annoy co-workers with, such as: "Would you drink your own urine just to have enough energy to saw your trapped arm off?"

'Legend': Tom Hardy's Bloody Genius

Simon Thompson | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Simon Thompson

Tom Hardy plays both Reggie and Ronnie Kray in this film tells the story of the identical twin gangsters, two of the most notorious criminals in British history, and their organised crime empire in the East End of London during the 1960s.

Dope (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Director Rick Famuyiwa wears his influences very heavily on his sleeve. The Breakfast Club even receives a namecheck here (Malcolm's final speech will remind viewers of the closing soliloquy given by Brian "The Brain" in John Hughes' classic movie). And there is more than a passing nod to Spike Lee's films Do The Right Thing and School Daze.