UK Movies

DVD Reviews - Despite Financial Constraints Why Is Money Wasted on Unbelievably Poor Productions ?

Clive Botting | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

Raising finance is not easy but some productions are so mediocre that I'm loath to believe that so much money is wasted. Even multi-million dollar US productions can be so unbelievably poor that you have to pinch yourself to ensure that it's not a bad dream.

Batman Vs Superman Is a Terrible Idea

Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Samuel Luckhurst

The reaction to the Batman/Superman film literally brought tears to some fans' eyes at Comic-Con on Saturday. A project which previously failed to take off with Wolfgang Petersen at the reins in 2004, it is an aggressive and bold effort by DC Comics to match Marvel's output. But it is the wrong approach and demeaning to Batman, a character who has just fronted three thrilling pictures.

Star Wars Book of Sith: Secrets From the Dark Side (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Writer Daniel Wallace has cleverly compiled a book that examines in some detail the mythology behind the Star Wars franchise. The Book of Sith reads like a series of "lost" manuscripts that have now been partially rediscovered and passed to Jedi knight Luke Skywalker for examination.

Film Review: The Wolverine

Jack Pelling | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

After a brief period with Darren Aronofsky at the helm, James Mangold was eventually handed the task of resurrecting the standalone Wolverine series, four years after Gavin Hood's risibly daft prequel, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, nearly killed the character stone dead.

WATCH: Funniest Movie Death Scenes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Comedy

By which we mean unintentionally funny, of course. Yes, from Samuel L Jackson in 'Deep Blue Sea' to a young, angry Arnold Schwarzenegger - via a ma...

WATCH: Unintentionally Hilarious Trailer For 'Sharknado'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Comedy

Sharks? In tornadoes? About to fall on top of Tara Reid? It can only be the must-see, made-for-TV film of the summer: 'Sharknado'! It's airi...

10 Hollywood Lessons on Evil Tech

Andrew Tipp | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Tipp

Movies have always cast predictions about the future of science and technology. Sometimes they conclude that the future's bright. Exciting. But most of the time? It's bleak. There's death. Destruction. Misguided Will Smith adaptations of classic novels. The conclusion we can draw from Hollywood about futuristic tech is that it's dark, dangerous and not to be trusted.

The Bling Ring (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

In Sofia Coppola's true-life tale, a gang of fame-obsessed teenagers rob a string of celebrity homes simply because they can. Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox, and Paris Hilton are among the Hollywood stars targeted while they are away on holiday or just at a party.

Jim Carrey Wrong to Reject His Own Film

James Huyton | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
James Huyton

Jim Carrey took to Twitter recently to announce he could "no longer support" his new film, Kick Ass 2, because of its high level of violence. Mr Carrey has a history of gun control advocacy: in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre he spoke out in favour of increased gun control legislation.

Film Review: Stand Up Guys

Jack Pelling | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

While intermittingly entertaining, Stand Up Guys suffers from something of an identity crisis, with its tone struggling to settle between the action comedy of Midnight Run and the dark humour of Goodfellas, whilst occasionally descending into sub-Farrelly brothers gags about persistent erections.

How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

Matthias Hoene | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Matthias Hoene

Have you ever wondered what would happen in the event of a real zombie apocalypse or undead uprising? Have you ever mused, with creeping dread, at what you would do if you were confronted by a plague of slow, slouching zombies?

Will Kim and Kanye's New Baby Be the Future of Family TV or Can We Still Enjoy a Classic Movie?

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

Is Kanye's bid for a quiet private life, well, screwed? His 'baby mama' is Kim Kardashian, who lives her life in front of the cameras sharing every intimate moment with her fans on her E! Show. It's a ratings hit for the network, and honestly I'm one of the millions addicted to the show.

Man of Steel - Review

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kieran Turner-Dave

Man Of Steel is such an omnishambles that it is difficult to ascertain what Zack Snyder was actually attempting to achieve... If Snyder set out to make a serious and brooding Dark Knight-style superhero film, then he has failed spectacularly as Man Of Steel has a total absence of character exploration, interest in a believable villain or real, live-action jeopardy

Superman and Me

Dave Gibbons | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dave Gibbons

If anybody ever asks me, "who's your favourite superhero?", I always have to say Superman, because he is the grand-daddy of them all. If there wasn't Superman, there wouldn't be superhero comics at all.

Vine - the app: Francis Ford Everyone

Chris Dangerfield | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Tech
Chris Dangerfield

If you haven't checked out Vine, I recommend it. You get 6.5 seconds to make a simple stop and start, edit when filming, movie. You touch the screen and it records, lift your finger from the screen and it pauses. That's it, 6.5 seconds of barbaric jump-cuts. What's weirdly enchanting is its absolute gluttony.

Film Review: Behind The Candelabra

Jack Pelling | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

The depiction of Liberace's Las Vegas spectaculars are particularly well done; perfectly capturing the showmanship that made him the world's highest paid entertainer. In the modern age of motion capture and CGI, it is not often that one is baffled by special effects, but the footage of Douglas shredding up the piano keys with a virtuosic Boogey-Woogey is jaw-dropping.

Film Review: Byzantium

Jack Pelling | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

I think we can all agree that the last thing the film world needs as another tale of mopey, bloodsucking teenagers, but Neil Jordan's latest vampirical tale, Byzantium, is clearly doing everything it can to distance itself from the world of Stephanie Meyer.

WATCH: 'Noooooooo!' - The Supercut

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Comedy

SuperCut Online have worked their magic again - and this time it's on the classic scream of "Noooooo!" that's a movie staple. Has someone you love ...

Star Trek Into Darkness (IMAX 3D) - Review

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kieran Turner-Dave

After superbly rebooting the franchise with Star Trek in 2009, J.J. Abrams returns to direct what will probably be his probably final Trek film before crossing over to a galaxy far, far away.

Brad Pitt's 'World War Z': Biggest Flop Ever?

Mark Hodge | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hodge

Brad Pitt could soon hold the ignominy of presiding over the biggest flop in film history. World War Z, which originally had a budget of $170million, but has now ballooned to a reported $400million. That is a huge $100million more than Pirates of The Caribbean: At World's End, which is currently the most expensive film ever made.

Smartphones at Gigs? Now That's Dumb

Xavier Toby | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Using your smartphone while you're at any event, you're not just ruining it for others, you're ruining it for yourself. That moment where you check your email, send a text, take a photo, make a call, you're giving in to your inability to concentrate for more than a moment.

Michael Rundle

Star Trek: Into Darkness IMAX Review: To Boldly Blow Your Mind?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Tech

As a spectacle of lights, sounds, 3D graphics and amazing IMAX-customised visuals, Star Trek: Into Darkness is an absolute blast. As a movie, it's ...

Sundance London: A Diary - Days Three and Four

Greg Wetherall | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Greg Wetherall

If LFF is the Glastonbury of film festivals, then Sundance London is becoming the Latitude or Bestival. It is more intimate, cosy and it feels uniquely special. It provides an important distillation of the best of the independent scene and deserves to remain an annual event in the coming years.

Why are the French So Good at Horror Films?

Harriet Williamson | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Harriet Williamson

Out of the seething mass of horror films I have both endured and absorbed over the last four years, it is the French titles that stand out most in my mind. They refuse to be ignored. They are visceral, shocking and innovative and they stay with me long after the final credits are over.

WATCH: Daniel Day Lewis Playing Barack Obama

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK

In what at first appears to be the greatest make up job ever, Daniel Day Lewis describes the difficulties of playing President Barack Obama in an upco...