Somerset House's (SH) Film 4 season got off to a flying start last night (Thursday, 8 August). Over the years, they've always managed to snag at least...
One day I'll wake up on a fine summer's morning with a movie title so irresistibly ridiculous that it'll make Sharknado look like Hamlet. And you'll roll your eyes when you see it showing at the cinema and ask yourself "Who writes this sh*t?" And you'll hear me whisper "I do".
Would Disney/Pixar ever consider remaking The Jungle Book featuring the original voices?
While critics can have devastating effects on live theatre productions, history has shown they have little effect on the movie going public. Word of mouth and hype normally are the driving factors in a film's success or failure...at least initially.
Now all people want to talk about is Alex Salmond. Blah, blah, blah; Salmond, Salmond, Salmond. God, I'm sick of it. He's overshadowed all of the infinitely more interesting things about my country and it's breaking my heart.
Was the Great Train Robbery the beginning of a process which lead to popular TV series such as The Sopranos and Dexter, where hero and villain often appear inverted?
The use of video and film as a means to add a new dimension to a single written poem is recent. Such works have been proliferating across the Internet thanks to hubs like the US-based Moving Poems, the UK-based Filmpoem Project, and the personal site of Belgian artist Swoon.
irected by James Wan, the man who kick-started the torture-porn sub-genre a decade previously, The Conjuring is a surprisingly blood-free horror that bears more in common with his last work Insidious than the one that made his name.
Although the film is touted to have big Hollywood stars like Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine and Topher Grace, the biggest star perhaps will be the imagination and the massive intellect of theoretical physicist, Kip Thorne.
It's the bottom rung of the ladder and the most common route into the industry...Lots of people hate being a runner and try to either bypass the stage or get promotion as quickly as possible - but you need to embrace it, find the positive angle and treat it as a vital part of your education.
Celebrities don't need the money. So why do they do it? Why do they take the risk of performing for these immoral regimes when there is so much for them at stake? Well, the frank answer is either they are stupid or they are greedy. And neither excuse is acceptable.
The first two thirds of James Mangold's movie are a stylish, occasionally thoughtful affair, with our hirsute hero first clashing with generic bad bear hunters, and then being sent East to be reunited with the Japanese officer he saved from nuclear death at Nagasaki.
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.
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.
After Warner Bros' revelation that Batman will square off against Superman in the sequel to Man of Steel, the real question is; what will be the character's new incarnation be?
After almost a century of relying on the same tried and tested technology, the big screen experience is bracing itself for a new digital age and the dizzying whirl of new technological developments that entails. It should be a Hell of a ride.