UK Movies

White Collar Kingpins and Wall Street Corner Boys

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

The Counselor, directed by Ridley Scott, from a screenplay by Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men), follows a lawyer (Michael Fassbender) who thinks he can dabble in the drug trafficking business, make a quick buck and jump right out.

Riddick - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

The first third of Riddick drags like a wet bank holiday Monday, or a party political broadcast in bullet time. Despite being stranded on a planet full of a ravenous dingo-type predators, our hero manages to fend them off, pinches one of the cubs/puppies (reminiscent of Scrappy-Doo in the Scooby-Doo live-action version), and clashes with assorted scorpion-like beasts.

Rush (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Rush follows the tense rivalry between Formula One drivers James Hunt and the Austrian Nikki Lauda from the beginning of their careers and over the course of one formidable race season in 1976 that saw Lauda involved in a near-fatal crash.

DVD Review - 'The Eye of the Storm', An Exploration of Family Relationships

Clive Botting | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

Based on Patrick White's acclaimed novel, veteran Australian director, Fred Schepisi's 'The Eye of the Storm' is a savage yet darkly funny,exploration of family relationships and the sharp undercurrents of love and hate, comedy and tragedy which define them.

Why The Way, Way Back Took Me Way, Way Back

Roger Crow | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

It's a study in awkwardness, and that gaping hole in a lonely teenager's life desperate to be filled by friends, if not family.

Ten Facts About Disney's the Little Mermaid*

Roger Crow | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

*Seven confirmed by the woman who provided her voice. But first, the plot... It's not easy being 16, especially when you're half-girl, half-fish. Y...

Swiss Photographer Recreates 'ET' Poster Without Photoshop

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Tech

A photographer in Switzerland has managed to recreate the iconic image of a flying bicycle silhouetted by the Moon - without using Photoshop. Phili...

Elysium - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Edgy, epic, rarely dull and stunning to look at. And best of all, it's about something. However, 20 minutes in I wished heroic Max (Matt Damon) would get a break - and not just his arm from a cop droid.

Elysium: The Art of the Film by Mark Salisbury (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

As director Neill Blomkamp says in the foreword, this book offers a "peek behind the curtain" of the film's journey to the big screen. He discusses his influences and thinking behind the making of the film - and we get to see some of the 3,000 pieces of concept art that were made even before anyone walked onto a set.

Private Parts: A Male Take on the Jennifer Aniston Baby Banter

Simon Thompson | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Simon Thompson

As much as I'm sure we'd all like to know, ultimately, it's none of our business. When we get down the nitty-gritty, and if we're really honest with ourselves, we're just being nosey... even if we're being well-meaning. Jennifer's a lovely woman, I'm sure she'd make a great mum but... it's also, ultimately, still none of our damn business.

About Time (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

In Richard Curtis' latest romantic comedy, Tim (played by Domhnall Gleeson) discovers on his 21st birthday that he comes from a line of men who can travel back in time - and all he wants to do with this amazing ability is get a girlfriend. Yes, this film is just as dull as it sounds.

Marvel's Greatest Gamble?

Roger Crow | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

What on Earth is Full Tilt? Interesting turn of phrase. It's Marvel's megabucks new fantasy adventure with Karen Gillan. So, a bit like Dr Who then? Not quite. She's bald.

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