UK Movies

Lucy - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 28.08.2014 | 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 27.08.2014 | 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 18.08.2014 | 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 13.08.2014 | 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 11.08.2014 | 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 05.08.2014 | 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 01.08.2014 | 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 31.07.2014 | 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 24.07.2014 | 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 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 25.08.2014 | 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 23.08.2014 | 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 22.08.2014 | 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 31.07.2014 | 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 25.07.2014 | 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 25.07.2014 | 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.