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13 Days of Horror: Cannibal Holocaust

13 Days of Horror: Cannibal Holocaust

Halloween is almost upon us. Between now and then we will be bringing you a horror film review each day. It’s hard to know exactly where to start when discussing Ruggero Deodato’s 1980 film Cannibal Holocaust. Not only was it a hugely controversial movie at the time, it still is even now. The horror movie that many hail as the founding father to the...

Angelina Jolie Was ‘Very Hands-On’ For Maleficent Role (Exclusive)

Angelina Jolie Was ‘Very Hands-On’ For Maleficent Role (Exclusive)

With the home release of Disney’s surprise hit ‘Maleficent’ this month, the designer behind the famous horn headwear, milliner Justin Smith, exclusively reveals the extent of Angelina Jolie’s involvement in the production that made over $750 million worldwide. Was there pressure to recreate the horns for Angelina Jolie’s character?...

Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

It’s easy to be extremely sceptical of this Michael Bay-produced, Jonathan Liebesman-directed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, but as with anything I come across, I try to give it the benefit of the doubt beforehand. It didn’t help that initially the heroes in a half shell were set to be aliens from outer space, but I can report that —...

Review: Life After Beth

Review: Life After Beth

It’s difficult to fathom or gather a genuine sense of expectation when heading into Jeff Baena’s brilliant, original mash of a zomromcom, because Life After Beth is an interesting and bizarrely engaging genre hybrid, consisting of n entire spectrum of character emotion and audience response. Starring Aubrey Plaza and Dane DeHaan, we’re offered a peek...

Competition: Win Mr. Peabody and Sherman on Blu-ray

Competition: Win Mr. Peabody and Sherman on Blu-ray

It’s competition time here at Live for Films, and this week it’s for the upcoming animated film Peabody, starring Ty Burrell and Max Charles. The DVD/Blu-ray combo release will be out next week, so here’s your chance to win one of two copies of it on, and all you have to do is answer this simple question: Which comedy TV series is Ty Burrell...

Interview: Hans Petter Moland, director of In Order of Disappearance

Interview: Hans Petter Moland, director of In Order of Disappearance

With the release of Hans Petter Moland’s Norwegian thriller In Order of Disappearance upon us, I caught up with the director earlier this year to discuss his time working with Stellan Skarsgård, as well as the possibility of an English language remake. How did you get Stellan Skarsgård on board? You’ve worked with him on Aberdeen and A...

Competition: Win Sons of Anarchy Season 6 on Blu-ray

Competition: Win Sons of Anarchy Season 6 on Blu-ray

It’s competition time here at Live for Films, and this week it’s for the upcoming sixth season of the excellent Sons of Anarchy, starring Charlie Hunnam and Ron Perlman. Season six will be out next month, so here’s your chance to win one of two copies of it on lovely Blu-ray, and all you have to do is answer this simple question: Which robotic...

Blu-ray review: Starred Up

Blu-ray review: Starred Up

Jack O’ Connell is one of those divisive actors who, still very much at the bottom rung of his career ascension, is a talent that’ll either be adored for his role in TV’s Skins, or loathed for it. Preparing to wipe the slate clean ahead of Starred Up, I’d previously admired his small part in Eden Lake, albeit for his portrayal of a...

Blu-ray Review: The LEGO Movie

Blu-ray Review: The LEGO Movie

I never quite bought into the hype of The LEGO Movie when it hit cinemas back in February, but a revisit on Blu-ray has proven more rewarding than I ever anticipated. For starters, it looks divine in High Definition. It’s fluid and bright and gloriously colour-paletted, which makes watching it a total joy. The jokes, too, appeared to resonate and have...

EIFF Review: Cold in July

EIFF Review: Cold in July

Michael C. Hall stars in a throwback to 80s cinema inspired by the likes of  Walter Hill with his latest film, Cold in July – a thriller set in East Texas at the end of said decade. Jim Mickle (Stake Land; We Are What We Are) crafts a film that merges genres, as it goes through an evolutionary process of establishing drama and horror traits before...