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Cars 3

Cars 3

It's been six years since the last Cars movie (there were two Planes movies in that time), and the filmmakers have wisely decided to go back to basics for this one. After the sequel's foray...

Movie Review posted on 16th July 2017

The Beguiled

The Beguiled

In her inimitable loose style, Sofia Coppola remakes the 1971 Clint Eastwood movie from a distinctly feminine perspective. Like her other films, this feels loose and sometimes aimless, demanding that the audience find their own...

Movie Review posted on 15th July 2017

Andy Serkis Thinks Planet Of The Apes Actors Should Be Up For Oscars

Andy Serkis Thinks Planet Of The Apes Actors Should Be Up For Oscars

The Planet Of The Apes series of films concludes with War for the Planet of the Apes, which is told through the eyes of his character Caesar. Serkis has consistently said that this kind of...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 14th July 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes

The surprisingly thoughtful prequel trilogy comes to a powerful conclusion with this robust, dramatic thriller, which avoids most of the annoying cliches of action blockbusters to offer something much deeper. As before, the film is...

Movie Review posted on 14th July 2017

David Lowery Got Personal For A Ghost Story

David Lowery Got Personal For A Ghost Story

Director David Lowery is back in indie mode with his deconstructed horror movie A Ghost Story. When asked how he got the idea, Lowery says, "Everything I do is very personal. I don't really think...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 11th July 2017

Tom Holland Had Doubts About His Spider-Man Thong

Tom Holland Had Doubts About His Spider-Man Thong

Now 21, Tom Holland is starring in Spider-Man: Homecoming, his first solo outing after rebooting character in last year's Captain America: Civil War. He says that being a child actor-dancer wasn't always easy. "I had...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 7th July 2017

It Comes At Night

It Comes At Night

This sharply original horror film not only approaches its premise from an unexpected angle, but it creates characters who add a psychological depth that makes the film far more involving than expected. And scarier too....

Movie Review posted on 7th July 2017

Okja

Okja

As Tilda Swinton reteams with her Snowpiercer director, Korea's Bong Joon Ho, it's perhaps unsurprising that the resulting movie defies genres. Not only has it sparked a debate about Netflix-produced films that people want to...

Movie Review posted on 7th July 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming

This may be the third reboot of this franchise in 15 years, risking audience exhaustion, but there are plenty of reasons not to miss this one. Most notably, this is the first Spider-Man movie that's...

Movie Review posted on 6th July 2017

Despicable Me 3

Despicable Me 3

Actually the fourth film in the series (don't forget the prequel Minions), this animated super-villain comedy continues the wildly hyperactive antics of Gru and his yellow sidekicks, blending hilarious references with crazed action to keep...

Movie Review posted on 29th June 2017

Baby Driver

Baby Driver

Wildly energetic and so cool it hurts, this action movie has been put together in the style of a colourful movie musical, but with the songs playing in the background. Everything is choreographed to the...

Movie Review posted on 29th June 2017

All Eyez On Me

All Eyez On Me

There's a clear sense that this Tupac Shakur biopic is hoping to build on the momentum that started with Straight Outta Compton but, despite an even stronger story, this film pales in comparison. The writers...

Movie Review posted on 29th June 2017

Mark Wahlberg Would Clearly Do Anything For Michael Bay

Mark Wahlberg Would Clearly Do Anything For Michael Bay

The fifth film in the series, The Last Knight, is launching an expanded universe that will include sequels, prequels and spin-offs. There are at least 10 films in various planning stages at the moment. It...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 25th June 2017

Diane Keaton Identified With Her Character's Fear

Diane Keaton Identified With Her Character's Fear

In the film Hampstead, Diane Keaton plays a woman struggling with debts left by her late husband as she befriends Donald (Brendan Gleeson), a homeless man living in a shack nearby. "It's a really good...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 24th June 2017

Jason Momoa Likes The Rain, Dirt And Mud

Jason Momoa Likes The Rain, Dirt And Mud

Jasom Momoa's latest film is the edgy romantic thriller The Bad Batch, set in a near-future in which society's undesirables are sent into a desert wasteland where they live without rules. "The Bad Batch is...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 23rd June 2017

Hampstead

Hampstead

Deliberately appealing to older audiences, this undemanding comedy-drama comes with a hint of social relevance in its true story about an outcast who takes on the system in a leafy corner of London. While the...

Movie Review posted on 23rd June 2017

The Book of Henry

The Book of Henry

Apparently, this offbeat script had been making the rounds in Hollywood for some 20 years as filmmakers struggled to work out how to blend its inventive mismatch of genres. Enter Colin Trevorrow, who's first film...

Movie Review posted on 22nd June 2017

Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers: The Last Knight

With this fifth Transformers movie, it seems clear that Michael Bay is still trying to define this franchise. The first film was solidly entertaining, but the sequels have been hit and miss. And this jarringly...

Movie Review posted on 22nd June 2017

Brian Cox Relished Playing A Frail, Vulnerable Churchill

Brian Cox Relished Playing A Frail, Vulnerable Churchill

Actors seem to be lining up to play the wartime British prime minister Winston Churchill. John Lithgow has won awards for playing him in the TV series The Crown, and now Brian Cox delivers an...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 21st June 2017

Before Star Wars, Colin Trevorrow needed to make The Book of Henry

Before Star Wars, Colin Trevorrow needed to make The Book of Henry

After winning huge acclaim with his first film, time-travel comedy Safety Not Guaranteed in 2012, filmmaker Colin Trevorrow made the enormous leap to Jurassic World. And that film's blockbuster success put him in line to...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 20th June 2017

Demetrius Shipp Jr. Felt Engulfed By Tupac

Demetrius Shipp Jr. Felt Engulfed By Tupac

For his first acting role, 28-year-old Demetrius Shipp Jr. is playing Tupac Shakur in the biopic All Eyez on Me. And he thinks he was born to play the role, because when he was working...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 19th June 2017

Kate Mara Bonded With Her German Shepherd Co-star

Kate Mara Bonded With Her German Shepherd Co-star

The drama Megan Leavey is based on the true story of the eponymous US Marine corporal's relationship with her military combat dog Rex, whose job was to sniff out explosives in Iraq. After her tour...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 19th June 2017

Churchill

Churchill

This drama about the iconic British prime minister tells a darkly personal story set over just a few pivotal days during the Second World War. It's skilfully written and directed, and anchored by a wonderfully...

Movie Review posted on 18th June 2017

Gifted

Gifted

This is one of those films that dances right up to the edge of soapy sentimentality, making us a little nervous about where it might go. But director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) holds...

Movie Review posted on 17th June 2017

Whitney: Can I Be Me

Whitney: Can I Be Me

Notorious British filmmaker Nick Broomfield teams up with Austrian music documentary producer Rudi Dolezal to tell the story of Whitney Houston's tumultuous life. As the title suggests, what haunted the iconic singer most was an...

Movie Review posted on 16th June 2017

Rachel Weisz Relished The Ambiguity Of My Cousin Rachel

Rachel Weisz Relished The Ambiguity Of My Cousin Rachel

After first reading the script for My Cousin Rachel, based on the iconic Daphe du Maurier novel, Rachel Weisz phoned up writer-director Roger Michell to ask whether her character is guilty or innocent. It was...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 16th June 2017

Tom Cruise Liked Playing Naughty

Tom Cruise Liked Playing Naughty

It was a bit surprising when Tom Cruise landed the lead role in the latest remake of The Mummy, the classic monster movie that began with Boris Karloff in 1932 and was more recently revived...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 14th June 2017

The Mummy

The Mummy

To launch their new Dark Universe franchise, Universal has taken an approach that mixes murky visuals with exaggerated action. It's certainly nothing like the involving classic monster movies they're trying to reignite, such as the...

Movie Review posted on 9th June 2017

My Cousin Rachel

My Cousin Rachel

Daphne du Maurier's 1951 mystery-romance novel has been adapted for theatre, radio, TV and film, although the last time it was seen on the big screen was in the 1952 movie starring Olivia De Havilland...

Movie Review posted on 9th June 2017

Wilson

Wilson

It's never helpful when a comedy becomes a bit too smug about its own quirkiness. This movie is wilfully goofy but feels oddly irrelevant, focussing on a colourful central character who never quite seems like...

Movie Review posted on 8th June 2017

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Spinal Tap's Derek Smalls To Drop Debut Solo Album In Character

Spinal Tap's Derek Smalls To Drop Debut Solo Album In Character

'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.

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