UK Movies

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 17.11.2014 | 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 12.11.2014 | 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 10.11.2014 | 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 24.10.2014 | 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.

The Rewrite - Movie Review

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

There were some funny and indeed touching moments in "The Rewrite". I really enjoyed the character of student and "Star Wars" fanatic Billy Frazier (Andrew Keenan-Bolger) and Keith Michael's fellow colleagues Dr. Lerner (J.K. Simmons) and Mary Waldon (Allison Janney).

'Love, Rosie' - The Movie Review

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

Last night I attended the premiere of "Love, Rosie" the film adaptation of Cecelia Ahern's 2004 novel "Where Rainbows End." Fans of her previous novel and film "P.S. I Love You" will not be disappointed.

A Most Wanted Man - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Before the halfway mark, I considered leaving A Most Wanted Man, Anton Corbijn's tortuous, leaden, almost event-free version of John le Carre's novel. But no, I thought.

Stay at Five Magic Harry Potter Movie Locations

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

You loved the books as a child, the films wooed you as a teenager - and now as an adult you can make some real-life magical memories by visiting the UK locations where the iconic movies were filmed.

Towards Peace and Justice: The Transformative Potential of Empathy - Part 1

Noam Schimmel | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Noam Schimmel

The psychological state of empathy and its ongoing practice - in which we imagine ourselves in the position of someone else or of another group of people - is often difficult to summon.

The Cinema Events of 2014... So Far

Roger Crow | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Ahead of the obligatory end-of-year round-up, here's my verdict on the best cinematic events of 2014*. You will disagree with most. You will have seen many not on the list. You may wonder why many films are here. And if this annoys you, wait three more months for my definitive countdown of '14 to make you even more cross.

The Scientific Explanation For Why We Eat Shedloads At The Cinema

PA / The Huffington Post | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If, like me, you're considering going to see Lucy at the cinema this weekend then you might want to consider taking a detour away from the popcorn cou...

Lucy - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

It's 20 years since I've seen a Luc Bessonfilm as enjoyable as Lucy. The French movie mogul created two of my favourite films in Leon and Nikita, but in the years since then his output has been erratic to say the least.

Film Review - Night Moves

Clive Botting | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

It's a character driven thriller without a lot of dialogue, the tension quietly builds up, Jeff Grace's music score is perfect and Christopher Blauvelt's cinematography perfectly captures night moves as you're led to the inevitable question, 'what or who will bring them down?'

Why Once Is Never Enough

Paul Marshall | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

Fact is, I loved The Godfather when I originally saw it. I loved The Godfather the second time I saw it. I loved The Godfather the third time I saw it. I loved The Godfather the fourth time I saw it...

Robin Williams - Depression Is No Laughing Matter

Stephen Liddell | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Liddell

The sad news of Robin Williams untimely death this week has brought forth the expected tide of tributes to this man who made millions laugh around the world and rightfully so.

A Go-Go Boy To Remember

Colin Vaines | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Colin Vaines

It's hard for me to think of Menahem Golan without conjuring up the smell of sea air, the scent of jasmine blossom, and the unmistakable aroma of good old-fashioned bullshit.

So You Want to Be a Storyboard Artist?

Adam Hamdy | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

Storyboard artists are currently being "screwed" in Hollywood... In the ebb and flow of the storyboard process it can be hard to keep track of how much the storyboard artist is fulfilling the director's vision, and how much he or she is originating ideas.

Guardians of the Galaxy - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

A fun, action packed, occasionally moving, occasionally filthy live action comic book fantasy. The cast is terrific, Chris Pratt is perfect as the heroic Star Lord, while Zoe Saldana as sexy as ever as the green skinned Gamora.

10 Alternative Rainy Day Films for Children

Leigh Clark | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Leigh Clark

There has been a swift decrease in the quality of children's films over the years. It's something I have noticed both as a keen cinephile and as a concerned parent... With CGI claptrap, mindless sequels and remakes, the multiplex is packed with nonsense that calls itself children's cinema.

The Knife That Killed Me - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Made on a modest budget on a small set in East Yorkshire, enhanced with the aid of stylish virtual sets, it features a handful of familiar faces from projects such as Waterloo Road and recent Jimmy McGovern drama Common.

10 of the Best from Loch Ness Film Festival 2014

Leigh Clark | Posted 16.09.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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.