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Jackie

Jackie

Rather than make a standard biopic about the most famous First Lady in American history, this film centres on just a few days in her life to offer some telling insights not only into the...

Movie Review posted on 20th January 2017

Split

Split

After a few badly received sci-fi blockbusters, M. Night Shyamalan returned to his earthier style of filmmaking with 2015's The Visit and now this edgy psychological horror romp. It's a genuinely freaky movie, packed with...

Movie Review posted on 20th January 2017

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

It's been 15 years since Vin Diesel walked away from his XXX role, killing off the character before the 2005 sequel. Both films were pretty terrible, mindless action connected by the thinnest imaginable plots. And...

Movie Review posted on 20th January 2017

Jamie Foxx Chipped A Tooth Making Sleepless

Jamie Foxx Chipped A Tooth Making Sleepless

The offbeat new thriller Sleepless stars Jamie Foxx as a shady cop searching for his kidnapped son. A remake of the 2012 French thriller Sleepless Night, it costars Michelle Monaghan, Scoot McNairy and Gabrielle Union....

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 13th January 2017

Patriots Day Is Mark Wahlberg's Love Letter To Boston

Patriots Day Is Mark Wahlberg's Love Letter To Boston

After working together on Lone Survivor and Deepwater Horizon, actor Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg reunited to make a third true story about heroism, Patriots Day, set around the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Wahlberg...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 13th January 2017

Ben Affleck Felt Lucky While Making Live By Night

Ben Affleck Felt Lucky While Making Live By Night

For his new film, Ben Affleck returns to the work of author Dennis Lehane, whose novel Gone Baby Gone was the basis for his first directing job in 2007. The new film is 1920s gangster...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 13th January 2017

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea

This may not be the cheeriest movie of the season, but it's so skilfully written, directed and acted that it's impossible not to be pulled into its powerfully wrenching drama. Writer-director Kenneth Lonergan (see also...

Movie Review posted on 12th January 2017

Live By Night

Live By Night

Ben Affleck launched his directing career 10 years ago with his film of Dennis Lehane's novel Gone Baby Gone, and he now returns to the author to adapt this Prohibition-era gangster drama. It's a big,...

Movie Review posted on 12th January 2017

La La Land

La La Land

After storming awards season with Whiplash two years ago, writer-director Damien Chazelle returns with something even better: an original movie musical that is shamelessly enjoyable. It somehow manages to be a feel-good triumph as well...

Movie Review posted on 12th January 2017

Kate Beckinsale Enjoyed Slipping Back Into Selene's Trousers For Underworld: Blood Wars

Kate Beckinsale Enjoyed Slipping Back Into Selene's Trousers For Underworld: Blood Wars

While she also returned to more highbrow roles last year with the Jane Austen adaptation Love & Friendship, Kate Beckinsale says she loved revisiting Selene. "There's a lot that goes on for the character in...

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

Sigourney Weaver Loved The Intimacy Of A Monster Calls

Sigourney Weaver Loved The Intimacy Of A Monster Calls

In A Monster Calls rising star Lewis MacDougall plays a 12-year-old boy grappling with his mother's fatal illness. It's an unusual role for Weaver, who says she was drawn to the film for a variety...

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

Andrew Garfield Didn't Speak For A Week To Prepare For Silence

Andrew Garfield Didn't Speak For A Week To Prepare For Silence

The film is Martin Scorsese's period drama Silence, about Jesuit priests facing persecution in 17th century Japan. And Garfield says that being part of the film is still reverberating."My sensitivity, I think, gets me in...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 6th January 2017

Assassin's Creed

Assassin's Creed

Hopes were high that this film might finally crack the curse of movies based on videogames. There may have been some hits (like Tomb Raider or the Resident Evil franchise), but none has ever been...

Movie Review posted on 5th January 2017

Silence

Silence

Faith is a topic Martin Scorsese can't quite shake, courting controversy with complex films like The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) and Kindun (1997). And now he has adapted the Shusaku Endo novel into this...

Movie Review posted on 5th January 2017

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

A difficult movie to market, this isn't actually the BFG-style fantasy adventure it looks like. Instead, it's a darkly emotional journey taken by a young boy who is grappling with huge issues he doesn't quite...

Movie Review posted on 5th January 2017

Monster Trucks

Monster Trucks

Word has it that a 4-year-old came up with the idea for this unapologetically silly action movie. And it's a proper guilty pleasure. From the director of Ice Age, it never takes itself seriously, so...

Movie Review posted on 1st January 2017

10 Worst Films of 2016

10 Worst Films of 2016

Most of these movies feature actors, actresses and filmmakers who really should have known better. None of them are easy to watch...10. 13 Hours - Michael Bay's bombastic filmmaking style may have seemed like the...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 31st December 2016

10 Best Films of 2016

10 Best Films of 2016

While several franchise films took a tumble this year, there were plenty of great movies that showed true originality, from big blockbusters and foreign award-winners to micro-indies and inventive docs...10. Rogue One - The first...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 31st December 2016

Lucas Till Loved The Fresh Action Of Monster Trucks

Lucas Till Loved The Fresh Action Of Monster Trucks

Now he has a very different movie in cinemas, Monster Trucks, which is basically what it says on the tin. "When you say Monster Trucks, people don't think monsters inside of trucks," he says. "So...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 31st December 2016

Octavia Spencer Sees Political Relevance In Hidden Figures

Octavia Spencer Sees Political Relevance In Hidden Figures

The film tells the story of three black women who were instrumental in getting America's space race off the ground, using their mathematics and computer genius during a time of prejudice and segregation.Octavia Spencer in...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 30th December 2016

Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty

Dramas exploring the nature of death and the true meaning of life are always in danger of tipping over into extreme sentimentality, and this one very quickly gets bogged down in buckets of syrup. It's...

Movie Review posted on 28th December 2016

The Ten Most Anticipated Films of 2017

The Ten Most Anticipated Films of 2017

As always, there are far too many sequels, spin-offs, remakes and reboots clogging the cinemas, but hopefully they'll be better than 2016's lacklustre batch. (Release dates are subject to change.)Star Wars: Episode Viii - Daisy...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 25th December 2016

Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon Love Working on Animations

Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon Love Working on Animations

In Kubo and the Two Strings Matthew McConaughey played the Beetle, and now he has the lead role as the koala Buster in the musical comedy Sing. And he discovered that he loves this kind...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 23rd December 2016

Assassin's Creed Challenged Michael Fassbender With Ideas And Physicality

Assassin's Creed Challenged Michael Fassbender With Ideas And Physicality

Fassbender has been involved in the project since the very beginning to develop the film and hopefully conquer the curse of movie versions of games.He feels that reuniting with Kurzel helped make the process easier....

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 23rd December 2016

James Franco Got 'Walter Whited' While Filming Why Him?

James Franco Got 'Walter Whited' While Filming Why Him?

Both actors dove into the roles with relish, and clearly had a great time together on-set. For Franco, meeting an actual gaming expert helped him find the right tone for his character Laird. "He was...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 23rd December 2016

Paterson

Paterson

Unpredictable filmmaker Jim Jarmusch ricochets from his artful vampire movie Only Lovers Left Alive into this offhanded comedy-drama. The central theme this time is poetry, as Jarmusch weaves the quiet everyday observations of William Carlos...

Movie Review posted on 23rd December 2016

I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake

At 80 years old, British filmmaker Ken Loach won his second Cannes Film Festival with this warmly involving rant against government bureaucracy. The film takes a blackly comical approach, gripping the audience as its engaging...

Movie Review posted on 23rd December 2016

Why Him?

Why Him?

Writer-director John Hamburg continues to recycle the formula that made his first hit Meet the Parents so wildly popular, as this comedy pits two very different men against each other. And while it's never terribly...

Movie Review posted on 23rd December 2016

Passengers

Passengers

Anchored by the almost ridiculously engaging Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, this sci-fi movie travels through drama, comedy, romance and action as it tells a deep-space story with essentially just three characters. Directed by Morten...

Movie Review posted on 22nd December 2016

Viola Davis Loved Emerging From The Background In Fences

Viola Davis Loved Emerging From The Background In Fences

After winning a Tony award for her performance in the 2010 revival of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Fences, Viola Davis didn't hesitate to reteam with Denzel Washington for the film adaptation. From the first...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 16th December 2016

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