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Patriots Day

Patriots Day

The third time's a charm for Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg, who previously teamed for the true life adventures Lone Survivor and Deepwater Horizon, both films that spent too much time glorifying rah-rah heroism...

Movie Review posted on 24th February 2017

A Cure for Wellness

A Cure for Wellness

It's no surprise that this creep-out horror thriller is packed with whizzy visual invention, since it's directed by Gore Verbinski, who made the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies, as well as Rango and...

Movie Review posted on 24th February 2017

It's Only the End of the World

It's Only the End of the World

At just 27 years old, Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan has an almost overwhelming set of accolades alongside his name. All six of his feature films have won major awards, including this one, which like several...

Movie Review posted on 24th February 2017

Ice Cube Worked To Create An Epic Fist Fight

Ice Cube Worked To Create An Epic Fist Fight

Ice Cube thought the idea was perfectly suited to the two of them, a rare high school comedy that focussed on teachers instead of students. Cube says he found inspiration for his role from his...

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

Dane Dehaan Enjoyed The Danger Of A Cure For Wellness

Dane Dehaan Enjoyed The Danger Of A Cure For Wellness

Soon his character begins to worry that something nefarious is going on there. DeHaan was drawn to the project because, as he says, "it reeked of originality. It was unlike anything I had read before,...

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

Matt Damon Explains His Role In The Great Wall

Matt Damon Explains His Role In The Great Wall

When Matt Damon was cast in veteran filmmaker Zhang Yimou's new adventure The Great Wall, the internet erupted with cries that putting a Western actor into the story was "whitewashing" Chinese history. But the actor...

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

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

This film recounts such a great true story that we don't mind the fact that it's all a bit too warm and polished, or that it kind of ignores its side characters. The central events,...

Movie Review posted on 17th February 2017

The Founder

The Founder

This is the story of Ray Kroc, the man who created the concept of McDonald's. And the most remarkable thing about this film is that it's not a feature-length advertisement for the fast-food outlet. Instead,...

Movie Review posted on 17th February 2017

John Wick: Chapter 2

John Wick: Chapter 2

Keanu Reeves picks up his supremely efficient hitman immediately where the 2015 original left him: regrouping with his new, as-yet-unnamed dog after taking down the New York mob that he used to work for. Director...

Movie Review posted on 17th February 2017

David Oyelowo Traversed His UK And African Heritage

David Oyelowo Traversed His UK And African Heritage

Even though it was a global news story in the 1940s when Seretse Khama, the crown prince of Bechuanaland (now Botswana), married white Englishwoman Ruth Williams, causing a political crisis both in London where he...

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

Will Arnett Wore Out His Voice As Lego Batman

Will Arnett Wore Out His Voice As Lego Batman

After voicing Batman in 2014's The Lego Movie, Will Arnett was intrigued by proposals to spin off the character into his own adventure, The Lego Batman Movie. "It's very fun to take an iconic character...

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

Keanu Reeves Perfected 'Movie Kung Fu' For John Wick Chapter 2

Keanu Reeves Perfected 'Movie Kung Fu' For John Wick Chapter 2

The original John Wick movie caught the attention both of audience and critics, so a sequel was soon on the cards, and Reeves was happy to dive back in for Chapter 2."When we last left...

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

Fences

Fences

After winning Tony Awards on Broadway, Denzel Washington and Viola Davis reteam for a film version of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. First staged in 1983 (the Washington-Davis revival was in 2010), the story explores...

Movie Review posted on 10th February 2017

The Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Batman Movie

A spin-off from 2014's awesome The Lego Movie, this raucously paced action-comedy is proof that nonstop hilarity isn't enough. Genre fans will adore the relentless barrage of silliness, as wordplay, sight-gags, film references and elaborate...

Movie Review posted on 10th February 2017

The Space Between Us

The Space Between Us

While the premise of this movie makes it look like a sci-fi adventure, the truth is that it's actually a young adult romance, like The Fault in Our Stars with E.T. overtones. The film may...

Movie Review posted on 9th February 2017

Dakota Johnson Sends A Message To Her Mom In Fifty Shades Darker

Dakota Johnson Sends A Message To Her Mom In Fifty Shades Darker

And now the sequel, Fifty Shades Darker, is coming just in time for Valentine's Day. The distributor isn't screening the film for the press, so critics and audiences will watch it together. Meanwhile, there have...

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

Britt Robertson And Asa Butterfield Like The Non Sci-Fi Aspect Of The Space Between Us

Britt Robertson And Asa Butterfield Like The Non Sci-Fi Aspect Of The Space Between Us

Their new movie hinges on the fact that Butterfield's character Gardner was born on Mars during a Nasa mission and is struggling to adapt to life on Earth. "I'm a big science-fiction fan," says Butterfield,...

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

Robert De Niro Challenged Himself With The Comedian

Robert De Niro Challenged Himself With The Comedian

De Niro felt that the time was right for a movie about a comic. "I thought it was such a great idea to do a comedian," he says. "That has never really been done before....

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

Toni Erdmann

Toni Erdmann

On paper, the idea of a two-hour 40-minute German comedy may not seem very promising, but there's a reason why this movie has been collecting awards around the world. Not only is it simply hilarious,...

Movie Review posted on 3rd February 2017

Gold

Gold

Based on a true story, this lively and sometimes outrageous adventure is packed with twists and turns that the audience never sees coming. It's a complex series of events that sometimes gets a bit bogged...

Movie Review posted on 3rd February 2017

Loving

Loving

While this film tackles a huge issue in the history of race relations in America, it's also a remarkably involving true story about a couple tenaciously holding on to each other in the middle of...

Movie Review posted on 3rd February 2017

Andrew Garfield Loved The Camaraderie Of Hacksaw Ridge

Andrew Garfield Loved The Camaraderie Of Hacksaw Ridge

Shortly after completing his work on Martin Scorsese's Silence, Andrew Garfield landed a role in another movie about faith, the true story of Desmond Doss, a pacifist who was awarded for his bravery during World...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 27th January 2017

Matthew Mcconaughey Ate Irresponsibly To Prepare For Gold

Matthew Mcconaughey Ate Irresponsibly To Prepare For Gold

After winning an Oscar playing a real-life person in Dallas Buyers Club, Matthew McConaughey once again made a dramatic physical transformation to play an actual prospector in Gold. Although this time the role required him...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 27th January 2017

Ewan Mcgregor Worried He Was No Longer Scottish Enough To Make T2 Trainspotting

Ewan Mcgregor Worried He Was No Longer Scottish Enough To Make T2 Trainspotting

Trainspotting is one of the most iconic films of the last 25 years, a 1996 release that launched a wave of British hits. And it made Ewan McGregor into a star. He had previously worked...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 27th January 2017

T2 Trainspotting

T2 Trainspotting

It's been 20 years since we last saw four freewheeling young junkies from Edinburgh spiral through a series of adventures that left their friendship in tatters. And now the entire cast is back, as are...

Movie Review posted on 26th January 2017

Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

Based on an astounding true story, this battlefield drama mixes warm emotion with intense action to pull the audience in from a variety of angles. The result is powerfully visceral, catching us by surprise as...

Movie Review posted on 26th January 2017

Sing

Sing

The quality of the animation in this musical comedy may not be up to Pixar standards, but the story and characters are thoroughly endearing. And the music is fabulous. As it follows a group of...

Movie Review posted on 26th January 2017

James McAvoy Isn't A Fan Of Wearing High Heels

James McAvoy Isn't A Fan Of Wearing High Heels

Playing a character with multiple personalities is a dream job for an actor who likes to immerse himself in his roles. So James McAvoy didn't hesitate to sign up for M. Night Shyamalan's new blackly...

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

Michael Keaton Insisted On Going Dark For The Founder

Michael Keaton Insisted On Going Dark For The Founder

And this year Michael Keaton is impressing critics with his nuanced portrayal of Ray Kroc in The Founder, the man who made McDonald's a global phenomenon. "Before this, I knew there was a Ray Kroc,"...

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

Vin Diesel Wants Audiences To Have Fun With xXx

Vin Diesel Wants Audiences To Have Fun With xXx

So how does he maintain the physical demands of these beefy roles at age 49? "I work out less and enjoy it more these days," he says. "It's a time in my week where I...

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

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