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Scarlett Johansson Rose Above Ghost In The Shell Controversy

Scarlett Johansson Rose Above Ghost In The Shell Controversy

Everyone involved in Ghost in the Shell was quick to defend her casting, including Mamoru Oshii, director of the original Japanese animated film version. For her part, Johansson says, "I think when you have a...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 31st March 2017

Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

This sci-fi thriller is so visually stunning that it deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as The Matrix or Blade Runner, two films it resembles in various ways, even if it lacks their...

Movie Review posted on 30th March 2017

Free Fire

Free Fire

Basically a 90-minute shoot-out, there isn't a lot to this movie. British filmmaker Ben Wheatley (High-Rise) is using a group of wildly offbeat characters to play a hilarious riff on Tarantino-style dialogue and violence. So...

Movie Review posted on 30th March 2017

Dax Shepard Michael Pena Discuss Modernising A Classic

Dax Shepard Michael Pena Discuss Modernising A Classic

While the new film Chips uses the title and characters from the iconic 1977-1983 TV series, writer-director-star Dax Shepard says that being faithful to the show wasn't his main goal. "I'm always looking to do...

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

Charlie Hunnam Isolated Himself For The Lost City Of Z

Charlie Hunnam Isolated Himself For The Lost City Of Z

Charlie Hunnam plays Fawcett, and says that he related to the man's selfish obsession, abandoning his family for his quest. "It was an extraordinary script," Hunnam says. "It struck me as the best opportunity I'd...

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

Jake Gyllenhaal And Ryan Reynolds Have Formed A Bromance

Jake Gyllenhaal And Ryan Reynolds Have Formed A Bromance

The film reunites Reynolds with Deadpool screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. And Gyllenhaal says that the script left him "legitimately terrified". But both actors say they were drawn to the project because it was...

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

Life

Life

Like a mash-up of Alien and Gravity, this ripping sci-fi horror movie is very effective at generating tension and terror. And it helps that an adept cast is on board to give some weight to...

Movie Review posted on 23rd March 2017

The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z

Based on a true story, it's the historical aspect of these events that holds the attention, even though the filmmakers kind of let the drama slip through their fingers. It's an impressively designed film, with...

Movie Review posted on 23rd March 2017

Chips

Chips

It's clear from the very start that this movie has little to do with the 1977-1983 beloved hit TV series. Firstly, the film ignores the capitalisation that would make sense of the title. And the...

Movie Review posted on 23rd March 2017

Ryan Gosling Embraced Terrence Malick's 'Different Way Of Working'

Ryan Gosling Embraced Terrence Malick's 'Different Way Of Working'

The cast was in Austin, Texas, this month for the film's premiere at South by Southwest festival, where it was filmed. And Gosling was excited to finally see the finished film. "We made it maybe...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 17th March 2017

Daniel Kaluuya Says The Deeper Themes Are What Make Get Out Special

Daniel Kaluuya Says The Deeper Themes Are What Make Get Out Special

And now he's been propelled into the A-list with his starring role in this year's sleeper hit, the smart horror thriller Get Out, about a young black man meeting his white girlfriend's family for the...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 17th March 2017

Emma Watson Embraced The Girl Power Of Beauty And The Beast

Emma Watson Embraced The Girl Power Of Beauty And The Beast

Since bursting on the scene in the Harry Potter movies and becoming one of the highest earning actors in the world, Watson has mainly starred in smaller or offbeat projects. But this is a role...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 17th March 2017

Beauty And The Beast

Beauty And The Beast

This remake of Disney's 1991 classic is remarkably faithful, using present-day digital animation effects to give the story a photo-realistic sheen. The addition of more songs makes it feel much more like a big movie...

Movie Review posted on 17th March 2017

The Salesman

The Salesman

Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi won his second Oscar with this astute drama which, like 2011's masterful A Separation, explores situations specific to his culture while drawing out powerfully universal themes. It's a story of normal...

Movie Review posted on 17th March 2017

Get Out

Get Out

Leave it to a comedian to make one of the scariest movies in recent memory. Jordan Peele moves into writing and directing with this offbeat comedy, a fresh and fiendishly smart story with engaging characters...

Movie Review posted on 17th March 2017

Kristen Stewart Liked The Realism Of Her Ghostly Drama Personal Shopper

Kristen Stewart Liked The Realism Of Her Ghostly Drama Personal Shopper

After becoming the first American to win a prestigious Cesar Best Actress award for her role in Clouds of Sils Maria, Kristen Stewart reteamed with writer-director Olivier Assayas for Personal Shopper, a mixture of intimate...

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

Tom Hiddleston Relished The Adventure Of Kong: Skull Island

Tom Hiddleston Relished The Adventure Of Kong: Skull Island

For Tom Hiddleston, Kong was a chance to indulge in a genre he previously hasn't explored with great breadth: "As it was pitched to me, it was a big adventure film that was quite old-fashioned,...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 10th March 2017

Jim Broadbent Says The Sense Of An Ending Is About Complexity, Not Age

Jim Broadbent Says The Sense Of An Ending Is About Complexity, Not Age

At 67 Jim Broadbent is also one of the few actors who plays his age on-screen. In the British drama The Sense of an Ending, he plays a retired man looking back at his life,...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 10th March 2017

Personal Shopper

Personal Shopper

After winning a series of major awards for her role in Olivier Assayas' Clouds of Sils Maria (2014), Kristen Stewart reunites with the filmmaker for this offbeat movie, which intriguingly blends personal drama with ghostly...

Movie Review posted on 9th March 2017

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island

After the success of 2014's Godzilla reboot, the Warner Bros monsters get their own franchise, continuing with this King Kong prequel. It's a ripping adventure, cleverly directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) to...

Movie Review posted on 9th March 2017

Certain Women

Certain Women

In films like Wendy and Lucy and Meek's Cutoff, writer-director Kelly Reichardt has told sharply pointed stories about women's lives. So this drama weaves together three narratives with distinct female perspectives. Based on short stories...

Movie Review posted on 9th March 2017

Anna Kendrick Would Rather Sit With The Losers At Table 19

Anna Kendrick Would Rather Sit With The Losers At Table 19

In the new ensemble comedy Table 19, Anna Kendrick stars alongside Lisa Kudrow, Stephen Merchant and Wyatt Russell, playing a woman who was relieved of her maid of honour duties at her best friend's wedding...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 3rd March 2017

Hugh Bonneville Sees Viceroy's House As Relevant Today

Hugh Bonneville Sees Viceroy's House As Relevant Today

After notable appearances in Notting Hill (1999) and Iris (2001), Hugh Bonneville found global stardom as the Earl of Grantham in Downton Abbey. And he remains in period mode for the new film Viceroy's House,...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 3rd March 2017

Hugh Jackman Got Personal For Logan

Hugh Jackman Got Personal For Logan

A year or so ago, Hugh Jackman announced that he would hang up his adamantium claws after playing Wolverine one last time. And now here's Logan, the genre-busting conclusion to Jackman's portrayal of the character...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 3rd March 2017

Viceroy's House

Viceroy's House

Filmmaker Gurinder Chada (Bend It Like Beckham) draws on her own family history to explore the events surrounding the 1947 independence and partition of India. The real history is far more complex and violent than...

Movie Review posted on 3rd March 2017

Trespass Against Us

Trespass Against Us

With an extra dose of attitude and energy, this Irish comedy-drama hits us like a punch in the nose, launching at full speed and never letting up. It's a funny and edgy portrait of three...

Movie Review posted on 2nd March 2017

Logan

Logan

Hugh Jackman returns to his signature role one last time (so he says), reuniting with filmmaker James Mangold, who also directed 2013's The Wolverine. But this doesn't feel like any other X-Men movie; it strikes...

Movie Review posted on 2nd March 2017

La La Land Is Heading Into An Oscar Sweep

La La Land Is Heading Into An Oscar Sweep

The film already ties Titanic and All About Eve for the most nominations ever, with 14. And it could easily equal or better the record of 11 wins for Titanic, The Return of the King...

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

Nicholas Hoult And Felicity Jones Worked With Their Idols On Collide

Nicholas Hoult And Felicity Jones Worked With Their Idols On Collide

In the high-speed car-chase thriller Collide, Nicholas Hoult plays a guy who goes to extreme lengths to pay for emergency medical treatment for his girlfriend, played by Felicity Jones. "I would describe it as thrilling...

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

Jordan Peele Mixes Horror And Deeper Themes With Get Out

Jordan Peele Mixes Horror And Deeper Themes With Get Out

Get Out is about a young black man who (Daniel Kaluuya) who travels with his white girlfriend (Allison Williams) to meet her parents (Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford). And things turn far more terrifying than...

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

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