UK Movies

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.

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.