UK Movies

Her (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

In the near future, Joaquin Phoenix plays nebbish writer Theodore Twombly, who works for a website which sends "beautiful, handwritten" letters to order. After a bad break-up, he now lives alone and has a social life that's on the critical list.

The Hobbit 2 Review: Smaug is Bored and I Am Desolated

Roger Crow | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Having sat through the enormous letdown that is The Hobbit 2, I feel like I have breathed the dwarves' air; lived part of their life and was happy to have done so... for about two hours.

Sequels, Sequels, Straight-To-DVD Sequels...

Ben Falk | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Falk

For no other reason other than I'm a cinematic masochist, I suggest to my friend Benno we should watch a brace of seemingly unnecessary sequels, to find out what makes them tick.

Goats, Not Bagginses, Are the Real Heroes of the Hobbit

Victoria Martindale | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Martindale

Sold out! Performances of terminator tank, hang tough, hit and run, dog fight, whiplash and eliminator are instant sell outs. I'm not talking about tickets for a new series of Gladiators but the way animals are treated in some of the highest earning Hollywood blockbusters.

Film Review: Klown and the Patience Stone Are Must See Viewing

Clive Botting | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

The Danes hit the headlines with 'The Killing', 'The Bridge' and 'Borgen'. They also do comedy. KLOWN is a wonderfully outrageous comedy gem with assured performances and a finale of all time. It'll linger with you and you'll certainly chuckle after you leave the cinema.

They're Remaking Road House, but Have They Seen Road House 2? I Have

Ben Falk | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Falk

I was scouring the Internet some time ago and found out they'd made a sequel to Road House. I'm not sure why. The original came out in 1989, starred Patrick Swayze playing a bouncer in a hick bar and has been routinely included on "enjoyably bad" film lists ever since.

'Bible-Banging Hunk Of Whimsy'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

Rick Santorum, the failed Republican presidential candidate who once pronounced Hollywood "the devil's playground", has now failed at something else, ...

Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Review

Roger Crow | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Yes, the much hyped, YA global sensation Hunger Games is back for a sequel, and once more Jennifer Lawrence is magnificent as the heroine, Katniss Everdeen. What's far less magnificent is the story.

WATCH: Movie Made With 852 Random Instagram Photos

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

A movie made entirely with 872 semi-random images downloaded from Instagram has proven once and for all that when it comes to the internet and photogr...

Are Women Accurately Portrayed In Film?

Catherine Balavage | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Catherine Balavage

This Saturday (23rd of November) I will be talking at the Underwire Festival, on a panel called 'Is the Manic Pixie Dream Girl Dead?'.

This Is The End: The Guestlist

Simon Thompson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Simon Thompson

For those who don't know, This Is The End is a pant-wettingly funny comedy about a number of Hollywood stars - Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson plus a host of celebrity mates - who get together to attend a party at James Franco's Los Angeles home.

Thor: The Dark World - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Chris Hemsworth is so perfectly cast as the eponymous Asgardian warrior it's hard to imagine anyone else filling those boots. The slightest smirk creates screen gold. The god of thunder and charisma might be more on the money.

YouTube and Piracy - Follow the Money

Adam Hamdy | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Adam Hamdy

In days of yore, a good friend of mine sold pirated VHS movies at school. As a 15-year-old it didn't matter that the image was black & white and that the only thing I could really see was the Chinese subtitles; what mattered was that I got to watch a film a week before it was released at the theatres.

WATCH: Star Wars Blooper Reel

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Comedy

"George, you can type this shit, but you sure as hell can't say it," Harrison Ford once famously said to George Lucas. And this new 'Star Wars' blo...

WATCH: Morgan Freeman Does 'What Does The Fox Say?'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Comedy

While Robert De Niro reads 'Wrecking Ball', Michael Douglas recites 'Chinese Food' and Kevin Kline tries his hand at the poetry of One Direction's 'Be...

10 Classic Film Stills From Past 100 Years Of Moviemaking

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

There are some beautiful stills in this varied collection from the past 100 years of moviemaking taken from a new book by David Thomson, entitled Mome...

Review: Gravity

Simon Thompson | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Simon Thompson

Every generation has a sci-fi film that defines it, a game changer. 2013 sees Gravity hitting cinemas and this doesn't just change the game but win the game, start another one and win that too. Gravity is nothing short of a revelation and THIS is what cinema is all about.

Gravity - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

A few things will happen while watching Gravity. Your palms will become sweaty, then they may seek comfort at the sides of your face. You'll feel isolated, alone. Little wonder your breathing will become shallow. With your body empathising with the characters, this is clearly not the sort of film you can ignore.

Don Jon - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Don Jon is a Tony Manero for the dot.com generation, and while his moves tend to be more X-rated than Travolta's 70s and 80s alter ego, I can imagine JGL is going to cause a little night fever around the UK on whatever evening you see it.

The Unique Power Of Cinema

Andy Law | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Andy Law

Movies in the cinema are absorbed fully without any distraction (OK, save the occasional rustle of sweet wrappers) and without any alternative opportunities to view.

Why Animated Food Is Better Than Real Food

Michael P. Clarkson | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Michael P. Clarkson

But there was something about animated food that was just even more extra delicious looking - probably based on the fact I could never eat or recreate what I was watching on screen. Animated food looks perfect.

55 Films That Were Never Finished

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK Comedy

John Green of Mental Floss is back with another list - and this time, it's movies that unfortunately (or in some cases, fortunately) never saw the lig...

WATCH: Paddington: The Colin Firth Remix

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK Comedy

Following the news that 'The King's Speech' star Colin Firth is going to be the voice of Paddington in a new film about the bear from deepest, darkest...

Hawking (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

This documentary is a personal portrait of the professor himself, author of the bestselling title "A Brief History of Time". It follows his life from his birth to middle-class parents in Oxford, his early childhood and life as an undergraduate at Oxford to his work on the physics of black holes, as well as the onset of the disease that would eventually cripple him.

I'm No Fan of Musicals - but Could Amélie on Broadway Work?

Clare Wiley | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Clare Wiley

So. I hate musicals: my dirty little secret. They're too brash, too cheery. The overacting, injected with a fake sugary merriment, seems exhausting. I find myself pinning my face into the shape of a smile, and holding it there until the show's over.