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Includes cinema reviews and trailers for upcoming films. A digest of the best and worst interviews on movies and cinema.

Legend: marketing mastermind turns two-star Kray biopic into five-star PR

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Is Legend, the big screen biopic about black-and-white British gangsters the Kray Twins, any good? Benjamin Lee answers that question in his review for The Guardian. He says:

It’s a disappointingly shallow take on a fascinating period

Posted: 11th, September 2015 | In: Film, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The life and death of Tower Records – a documentary

 

Who didn’t go to Tower Records?

Established in 1960, Tower Records was once a retail powerhouse with two hundred stores, in thirty countries, on five continents. From humble beginnings in a small-town drugstore, Tower Records eventually became the heart

Posted: 7th, September 2015 | In: Film, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Who was the best Hannibal Lecter: watch Cox, Hopkins and Mikkelsen go head to head

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Matthew Morettini let’s us compare and contrast three screen manifestations of Hannibal Lecter with this neat video

I always preferred the 1985 Manhunter, with Brian Cox as the terrifying Lecter. Anthony Hopkins reworked the character in Red Dragon

Posted: 4th, September 2015 | In: Books, Film, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daniel Craig: James Bond is a ‘sad old man’

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James Bond is a bit of  wally, says Daniel Craig, the latest actor to make the character from Ian Felming’s books flesh and blood.

Craig has been talking to Esquire 007 in readiness for Spectre, the latest Bond …

Posted: 1st, September 2015 | In: Celebrities, Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Human Centipede glass pipe for your hot box

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The Human Centipede pipe, by Dustin Yunker, is the ‘hot box’ tribute to the film of that name. We’re not sure what end goes to your lips; but our therapist assures us that which end you choose will

Posted: 24th, August 2015 | In: Film, News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch: Northern Star Wars directed by Ken Loach

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Northern Stars Wars directed by Ken Loach.

Posted: 22nd, August 2015 | In: Film, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch: Ice Cube responds to Rap Genius interpretations of the great ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Ice Cube hails his new film STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON by responding to reacting to the Rap Genius interpretations.…

Posted: 11th, August 2015 | In: Celebrities, Film, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch Future Shock: in 1972 Alvin Toffler’s film excited our human response to over-stimulation

 

Those good people at Disinfo point us towards Future Shock, the film based on Alvin Toffler’s 1970 book. Released in 1972, Orson Welles narrates.

Alvin Toffler notes:

“We may define future shock as the distress, both physical and psychological,

Posted: 11th, June 2015 | In: Film, News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch 3AM Orson Welles’ ‘antipathetic’ porno

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In 1975, Orson Welles edited a scence from the porno movie 3 A.M.

Josh Karp spotted the master’s work in researching his book Orson Welles’s Last Movie: The Making of The Other Side of the Wind. He says Welles…

Posted: 9th, June 2015 | In: Film, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch every time Owen Wilson says ‘Wow’ in a movie

Owen Wilson likes to say “Wow”. If the script contains enough ‘wow’, Owen Wilson is in. Had William Shakespeare wrote “Wow, to be or not to be” or ‘Wow is that a dagger?”, Wilson would have been a fine stage …

Posted: 11th, May 2015 | In: Celebrities, Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Listen as fans react to seeing Star Wars for the first time in 1977

As Star Wars: Episode VII gets ready to hit the silver screen, you can listen to what it was like watching the first film in 1977. Youtuber William Forsche recorded his trip to the movies 18 years ago. He …

Posted: 8th, May 2015 | In: Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Star Wars hilarity: listen to Sheffield student Godfrey Elfwick troll the BBC

This is just brilliant. Listeners to the BBC World Service’s World Have Your Say show were introduced to Godfrey Elfwick, a student from Sheffield talking about the lastest Star Wars franchise, Star Wars Episode VIII: The Force Awakens. Godfrey …

Posted: 20th, April 2015 | In: Film, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Retro Style)

Batman v Superman – Retro style:

Posted: 20th, April 2015 | In: Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch The Premiere Of John Carpenter’s Night Video

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‘Music to shiver by’ might be the name of John Carpenter’s album of Lost Themes. The man who thrilled us with his Halloween and these overlooked gems inspired directors Gavin Hignight and Ben Verhulst to put pictures to …

Posted: 17th, April 2015 | In: Film, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Oscars: Mike Kleton and Morgan Miller wow New Yorkers with their “Mobarazzi” star maker

 

It’s Oscar season. And gearing up for the movie biz’s AGM, are Mike Kleton and Morgan Miller with their “Mobarazzi” star maker. New Yorkers are now all the beautiful people……

Posted: 21st, February 2015 | In: Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


First drafts: ‘Fifty Shits of Grey’

Shit First Drafts has “found a couple of drafts of the Fifty Shades of Grey script”:

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Posted: 13th, February 2015 | In: Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


America ignores the Baftas in favour of the American Dance Institute’s New Choreography awards

What does America think of the Baftas, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards? A look at the New York Times tells us the anwer is not very much. Or nothing.

One night after British acting’s AGM, and …

Posted: 9th, February 2015 | In: Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dad handmakes a David Bowie doll to surprise his 7-year-old daughter

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We love dolls, or action figures (as you macho lads call them). We’ve seen the weirdest celebrity dolls of all time. We’ve seen dead dolls. And we’ve spliced and diced more Barbies then you can shake a nagging …

Posted: 6th, February 2015 | In: Film, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


50 Shades of Grey was made with Lego in mind: video

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The clunking dialogue. The ability to fold yourself in half and turn your partner into an origami swan. The hands made for w***ing and clutching a ‘martial sex aide’. Yeah. 50 Shades of Grey was made with Lego …

Posted: 6th, February 2015 | In: Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


American Sniper: Bradley Cooper’s Slipknot drive to remake news as entertainment

 

In making American Sniper, Bradley Cooper transformed into Chris Kyle, hero of the Clint Eastwood movie about the late Navy SEAL:

“Walsh added that Cooper didn’t just use his workouts to create the right look for the

Posted: 3rd, February 2015 | In: Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ghostbusters: First peek at new all-female Ghostbusters movie

The news Ghostbusters movie is an all-female affair. It’s going to be fan-tastic. Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray were at the top of their games when the first Ghostbusters film hit the big screens. But who needs them when you …

Posted: 1st, February 2015 | In: Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ghostbusters re-sexed: classive movie reworked as feminist message

Hollwyood has run dry of ideas when you get the third film Ghostsbusters made with an all-female cast. The Hollywood Reporter notes:

Melissa McCarthy, who was already in talks for one of the leads, has signed on for the

Posted: 28th, January 2015 | In: Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Frenzy: the ‘disgusting’ story of a London serial killer dubbed the ‘Necktie Strangler’

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Hitchcock’s 1972 Frenzy Is One Of The Least Festive Films Ever Made…

The BBC2’s decision to screen Alfred Hichcock’s Frenzy at 12.05am on the second of January, five minutes after the end of the holiday season is brutally appropriate, …

Posted: 31st, December 2014 | In: Film | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Interview: the best reactions to Sony’s cyber war with North Korea

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Obama and the FBI blame the hacking attacks against Sony Pictures on North Korea. Who knew the DPRK regime was capable? The hacks were triggered by the The Interview, in which two American journalists played by James Franco and …

Posted: 20th, December 2014 | In: Film, Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Being Stavros: jibes and snides when a 30 stone man enters Mr Gay UK

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Organisors of Mr Gay UK turn on a man for being not the ideal weight. Stavros Louca was robbed:

When Stavros decides to enter the Mr Gay UK beauty pageant nothing goes quite to plan. This is the story

Posted: 12th, December 2014 | In: Film | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0