'Fifty Shades of Grey': The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 16.02.2015 | 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).

'Done In' - the Review... and the Joy of Short Films

Roger Crow | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

In an age where online video sharing is more and more common, it seems the short film has been given a new lease of life. So it's a shame we don't get to see more bite-sized films on TV and in cinemas.

22 Jump Street - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

The film-makers treat the audience with a degree of respect, and even though many of the gags seemed to go over the heads of many teenage cinema goers, for a fan of meta comedy such as Mike Myers' finest works, this was like catnip.

Vera - Series 4 on DVD: A Chat With David Leon

Roger Crow | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

David Leon was born in 1980 in Newcastle upon Tyne. A decade ago he made his film debut in Oliver Stone's Alexander, and went on to feature in hit BBC drama Cutting It, and Guy Ritchie's RocknRolla. I spoke to the actor, producer and director about playing DS Joe Ashworth in hit ITV drama Vera; working with national treasure Brenda Blethyn, and his thoughts on being a pin-up.

Gwyneth Paltrow And Chris Martin To Separate

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin have split after nearly 11 years of marriage, they have announced. In a statem...

Z-Cars Actor Jimmy Ellis Dies

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Actor James "Jimmy" Ellis, who played Bert Lynch in Z-Cars, has died, the BBC has reported. The Belfast-born actor was 82 and died from a stroke in...

Kyran Bracken Crashes Out Of Dancing On Ice

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

Former rugby star Kyran Bracken crashed out of the TV show Dancing On Ice tonight after losing the skate off. The ex-England star, who won the seri...

Perri Kiely Wins Splash! Final After Perfect Dive

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

Diversity dancer Perri Kiely proved he had all the right moves as he was crowned champion of ITV's celebrity diving competition Splash!. The 18-yea...

Perri Kiely Flips Way Into Splash! Final

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

Pint-sized street dancer Perri Kiely flipped his way into the Splash! finals after a sensational double-dive on the ITV reality show. The 18-year-o...

WATCH: Angelina Jolie's Wicked Turn In 'Maleficent'

Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

A brand new trailer for Disney's 'Maleficent', the prequel to 'Sleeping Beauty' starring Angelina Jolie as the iconic villain, has appeared online. ...

Preview: House of Fools

Roger Crow | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Roger Crow

I laughed so hard, the last 20 years melted away. All those disappointing vehicles like their spin on Randall and and Hopkirk (Deceased) and the later, humdrum Shooting Stars were soon forgiven.

Mark Thomas' Latest Comedy Product

Roger Crow | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Roger Crow

I spoke to Mark (who sounds uncannily like film director Alan Parker) about his act, influences and what happens when he's completed his 100 acts.

The Happy Lands on DVD

Roger Crow | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Director Robert Rae's new film The Happy Lands takes place in the Scottish village of Carhill, in the heart of the Fife coalfields during 1926.

Escape Plan - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

I had no burning desire to see Escape Plan, the new action thriller starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. However, when it's your day off and it looks like the best thing on offer at your local multiplex, it may as well be worth a look. And it is.

You're Next - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

You're Next, the 2011 low budget stalk-and-slash thriller (finally getting a national release), owes a debt to Scream and countless other genre classics, but I doubt in 10 years filmmakers will be desperate to emulate its scares.

Film Review: This Is The End

Jack Pelling | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

t's is bold and brash, tasteless and childish, hysterical and indulgent, but most importantly, it's very, very funny. The best main stream comedy in years- this will be a monster hit.

Film Review: Epic

Jack Pelling | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

There's no denying that Epic looks stunning; with beautiful, lush, green landscapes; a multitude of well-rendered animals and insects; and an impressively immersive world comparable to that of Avatar. But, like James Cameron's 3D game changer, Epic relies too heavily on aesthetics and not nearly enough on character.

Film Review: Iron Man 3

Jack Pelling | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

While it has its problems, Black's Iron Man 3 is smart, funny and consistently entertaining, and serves as a reminder of just how fun blockbuster cinema can be when in the right hands.

Review: Cedar Lake Contemporary Dance Company

Charlotte Skeoch | Posted 12.12.2012 | Home
Charlotte Skeoch

The triple bill is a balancing act more complex than any Masterchef's three course meal: programming doesn't get tougher than this. If such a competition existed, artistic director Benoit Swan Pouffer earned a place among the champions with Cedar Lake's triple bill at Sadler's Wells last night.

Review: Apocastrip Wow!

Charlotte Skeoch | Posted 17.11.2012 | Home
Charlotte Skeoch

Any show starting past 10pm comes with an unwritten warning: may contain scenes of an adult nature. Theatre's post-watershed playground of the moment is the London Wonderground- a riverside funfair of sequins and feathers showcasing the capital's best wonders and curiosities; a throwback to a world where the ringmaster ruled and showgirls shimmied round red and gold lusciously adorned tents.

Interview: Director of Theatre Delicatessen's Henry V- Roland Smith

Charlotte Skeoch | Posted 21.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Skeoch

Theatre Delicatessen has undoubtedly cornered the 'pop-up theatre' market. The mind-child of Roland Smith, Frances Loy and Jessica Brewster, Theatre Delicatessen was born in 2007 and has since made it's mark by inhabiting disused buildings around London, then transforming them into immersive theatrical experiences.

Review - Avengers Assemble

Jack Pelling | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

Ever since Marvel announced plans to finally produce an Iron Man movie, rumours of an Avengers film have been circling the internet. 

Review - The Muppets

Jack Pelling | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

Nostalgia is a very effective marketing tool. Over the last few years we've seen many much loved cartoon characters of yester-year resurrected and given the 3D/CGI make over.

Review - J Edgar

Jack Pelling | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

There is much to like about J. Edgar, but the strong performances, solid script and a genuinely engaging love story are somewhat suffocated but its turgid direction, lethargic pacing and formulaic narrative.

The Great Ealing Film Challenge 27: Where No Vultures Fly (1951)

Dr Keith M. Johnston | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
Dr Keith M. Johnston

Where No Vultures Fly (1951) is, in many ways, an overlooked Ealing film of the early 1950s, being released after the one-two hit of The Lavender Hill Mob (June 1951) and The Man in the White Suit (August 1951), and belonging to a genre - colonial action-adventure - that is less well-covered in histories of the studio.