UK Movies

What if Pixar Made an 'Inside Out' About the ADULT Brain?

Andy Bush | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

Responsible dad act aside, I couldn't help sitting there thinking what would happen if Pixar released an Inside Out sequel about life inside the ADULT brain. Imagine what that would look like? So I tried to draw it...

The Krays: Back For Bad

Paul Marshall | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

Of course, the Krays continue to fascinate for the very same reason that the Great Train Robbers and to a lesser extent, the recent Hatton Garden thieves do. There's a glamour to them that we find irresistible. Secretly maybe we all want to be them, if only we had the confidence to get away with their crimes and our moral compasses were similarly a little off.

Straight Outta Compton (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Apparently, Straight Outta Compton has made more money in its opening weekend than Selma did during its entire run. This may be disquieting news but it's easy to see why. Director F. Gary Gray pulls no punches with this boys from the 'hood made good story about NWA's incredible rise to prominence.

Batman's Worst Nightmare

Andy Bush | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

I think about Batman a lot, I kind of feel sorry for him - it must be exhausting all that being at the 'beck and call' of Gotham City lark. I imagine ...

The Wolfpack (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Wolfpack is an engrossing story but I couldn't help wishing that a more skilful filmmaker than Crystal Moselle had stumbled across it.

I Wish I Knew How to Quit You: My Love/Hate Relationship With Reboots

Simon Thompson | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Simon Thompson

You also don't have to watch it if you don't want to. You could just avoid it. Personally, and being a geek, even if it turns out to be a stinker I still like to see the new version so I can compare them and look and see what they kept in and what they changed.

'Inside Out' - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

As a rule of thumb, when I'm feeling depressed Pixar movies usually do a good job of cheering me up. So, fed up over rubbish weather and assorted li...

Big Data Makes a Better Blockbuster

David Akka | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Tech
David Akka

The signs have been visible for a while that Big Data is crossing the chasm and moving into everyday operations including the world of entertainment. Initially Big Data was used to predict blockbusters but now they are being used to write them, indicating that data scientists will be the next most critical job for a wider range of industries..

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.