UK Movies

The Fame Factory: Inside an Actors' Agency

Julia Wagner | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Julia Wagner

Although I never came across the phrase "A-list" while at the agency, I began to think of the client list in terms of a "postal list". That is, ranking clients according to the postal mode used to deliver their scripts.

Twenty Thoughts on 'Fifty Shades of Grey' the Movie

Roger Crow | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

The Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation was bound to generate a lot of controversy. If you've seen the film or don't want to read any potential spoilers, then perhaps best go somewhere else. For those that have seen the movie, or just don't care, here are some of my observations on the most talked about film of the year.

'Fifty Shades of Grey': The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

I've read a chapter of the book (couldn't cope with any more of that weak dialogue), but thought the movie was solidly made and well cast (though Michael Fassbender would have been a better Grey).

"Bees don't lie" - 'Jupiter Ascending': The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

I'd be amazed if this didn't feature heavily in the next Razzie awards. The scene in the finale where a key character's wings unfurl is one of the most laughable I've witnessed in a major film over the past 12 months.

The Crowdfunding Power of Flash Gordon

Lisa Downs | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lisa Downs

Over 20 years later and I have learnt that Flash Gordon has had an impact on just about everyone who has seen it. It's not a film that people find "okay". It's a film that "blew your mind". If it didn't, you simply hadn't seen it.

Kingsman: The Secret Service - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Halfway through Kingsman, I was having such a good time I thought I could watch this again. And although I would have changed that final derriere-centric scene, this is mostly great entertainment made by a team at the top of their game.

Warning: This Tribute To Blockbuster May Make You Nostalgic For The '80s

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Comedy

Warning: This tribute to Blockbuster video stores may make you nostalgic for the Eighties. Or at least the art of returning videotapes without getting...

"Horror For Kids" and the Poltergeist Remake

Pat Higgins | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

A while back, I was asked by a horror fan who had never seen the movie whether it would live up to his expectations. I was about to answer an enthusiastic 'yes' when I paused; all of my experiences of Poltergeist are filtered through having first seen it in my early teens.

Taken 3: The Action Movie as Self-Help

Tim Witherow | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tim Witherow

Neeson now seems to play roles that combine the everyday concerns of middle-age men (being a father and husband), a 'particular set of skills' (black-belt upf**kery), and under-the-radar sexism (women either need to be saved or simply don't feature) to box office success.

Are Movies Dead?

Daniel Johnson | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Johnson

We have a flourishing independent film scene. Micro-budget projects being built from the ground up, mostly through crowdfunding. And we have the huge superhero movies, but the in-betweens, the films that people really care about, have vanished.

Into The Woods - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

This Disney epic was shot on a relatively modest budget ($50m); a Sondheim adaptation clearly more risky than their pending version of Cinderella. Sometimes less really is more, and as we all know, you don't need to spend a fortune to make a great movie.

Planet Appetite: South Tunisia - Film Locations for Star Wars, The English Patient and Life of Brian

Rupert Parker | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Star Wars Rebels: Path of the Jedi threatens to be one of the movie events of 2015, so a pilgrimage is long overdue to the South of Tunisia, where the earlier films were shot, along with The English Patient, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Life of Brian.

Exodus: Gods and Kings - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Ridley Scott, in my opinion, had not made a great film in years, so I didn't hold out much hope for his latest, the biblical saga Exodus: Gods and Kings. However, like 2014's Noah, this huge, visionary epic holds together well and is worth a look on the big screen.

My 2014 Movie Top 10

Eva Grzybek | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Eva Grzybek

Looking at some of the pictures which didn't make it into my top 10: Dallas Buyers Club, Starred Up (with a terrific lead performance from Jack O'Connell), Wolf of Wall Street, Nightcrawler...I could go on... I realise how good a year it was. Here we go then, my 2014 movie top 10...

Your Favourite Films Are Coming Back In 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

Rarely does Hollywood pass up the chance to turn any popular film into a franchise, and 2015 looks to be no different! But with the sequels numberi...

Daily Mail Commenters Are Really Angry About A Black James Bond

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK

When leaked emails from Sony appeared to show Idris Elba in the running to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond, MailOnline's commenters had a field day...

Top 10 Famous Movie Misquotes

AllTime 10s | Chris York | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

We all love quoting our favorite films but find out which ones you've been getting wrong with 10 famous movie misquotes...

Is It Time To Invest In A Genuine Home Cinema?

The Huffington Post UK | Libby Plummer | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Tech

Swapping in a projector for your TV is the best way to get the cinema experience at home and it needn’t cost the Earth. Projectors range from around...

A Top Ten List of the Best Films of 2014

Leigh Clark | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Leigh Clark

Occasionally, beyond the ad campaigns, the merchandise and the arrogant multiplex, there is almost always something decent lurking quietly in the shadows. It is in these shadows (although, I may occasionally burst into Cineworld)  that I have compiled my annual top ten list of the best films of the year. The contenders  are based on quality, substance and ingenuity. 

Film 2014: Movies, Mindlessness and Mascara

Paul Marshall | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

Whenever there's a poll of the most popular and memorable movie lines ever spoken, it frequently comes out on top. And on Wednesday (December 17, BBC1 at 11.20pm) guess who'll be back to give the nation the benefit of her insight, expertise and encyclopaedic grasp of the silver screen?

The Hobbit-The Battle of the Five Armies: The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

So that's it then, the final chapter of Peter Jackson's so-so Hobbit trilogy, and the good news is this: The Battle of the Five Armies is better than the last two episodes put together.

Harry Potter: The Creature Vault (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Fans of the books and films will remember that JK Rowling's world of wizardry is populated with a host of magical and frightening creatures, from elves, pixies and familiars to trolls, giants and werewolves, and everything in between.

Paddington - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Paddington was a key part of my childhood and 'woe betide anyone who screwed it up', I thought. Thankfully those fears soon melted away within a few minutes of one of the best films of 2014. Getting a movie like this from script to screen is no easy matter, and King, Heyman, the cast and crew have done a magnificent job.

Interstellar - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

However, Christopher Nolan's latest epic is still a force to be reckoned with. Matthew McConaughey is on good form as Cooper, the cowboy pilot with the right stuff.

Star Wars Trailer (In Lego) Goes Viral

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Tech

Combining Star Wars and Lego is a tried and tested formula, but YouTube user Snooperking still had a bit of a shock when his Lego spoof of the 'Star W...