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David Cronenberg’s Maps To The Stars gets a trailer

David Cronenberg’s Maps To The Stars gets a trailer

Always good to see some Cronenberg and the first trailer for Maps To The Stars is very intriguing. The Weiss family is the archetypical Hollywood dynasty: father Sanford is an analyst and coach, who has made a fortune with his self-help manuals; mother Christina mostly looks after the career of their son Benjie, 13, a child star. One of Sanford’s clients,...

David Fincher’s Gone Girl gets a trailer

David Fincher’s Gone Girl gets a trailer

Gone Girl – directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy,...

Harrison Ford’s AMA was most interesting. Is this his new Han Solo look?

Harrison Ford’s AMA was most interesting. Is this his new Han Solo look?

Over on Reddit they often run an AMA (Ask Me Anything). More and more celebrities are taking part and Harrison Ford is the latest. As you can see from the image above, it looks like Ford is filming. Could it be Star Wars: Episode VII? The chair next to him could be for Carrie Fisher. During the AMA Ford talked about many of his movies and some of the...

Reviews: The Raid 2 – “An orgy of enjoyable and inventive grotesquerie”

Reviews: The Raid 2 – “An orgy of enjoyable and inventive grotesquerie”

There are few things as uniquely wonderful to be found in cinema than that of a sinuously choreographed martial arts exchange: the dance-like recital in accordance with the rhythm of your heartbeat, the breathless edge-of-your-seat physicality and the majestic beauty and art of the act. Gareth Evans, a director of rare talent and taste, is fully aware of this...

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a fun, but flawed, slip up

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a fun, but flawed, slip up

Hmmm. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a bit of a mixed bag. While the web swinging and slinging scenes, and the majority of the action sequences, are spectacular; the third act is a sloppy, busy and emotionally stunted mess. Thankfully, the Uncle Ben guilt tripping is kept to a bare minimum – instead Peter is haunted by the ghost of Dennis Leary. He sees...

Review: The Love Punch

Review: The Love Punch

Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan team up as former spouses turned diamond thieves in The Love Punch, a hilarious mad-cap adventure for the older generation. After his company goes bust and he loses his entire pension overnight, Richard (Brosnan) enlists the help of ex-wife Kate (Thompson) to recover their stolen money from the nasty man who took it. When they...

Review – Divergent

Review – Divergent

About: Divergent is a 2014 American science fiction action film directed by Neil Burger, based on the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth. The film is the first installment in the Divergent film series and was produced by Lucy Fisher, Pouya Shabazian, and Douglas Wick, with a screenplay by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor. It stars Shailene Woodley, Theo...

Watch the creepy trailer for Borgman

Watch the creepy trailer for Borgman

The opening of the trailer just hits you with wrongness and the sense of unease just builds. A brilliant trailer. Check out our review of Borgman. Directed by Alex van Warmerdam, the film stars Jan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval, Alex van Warmerdam, Sara Hjort Ditlevsen, Eva van de Wijdeven, Annet Malherbe, Tom Dewispelaere. BORGMAN is the central...

First clip from Guardians of the Galaxy features Star-Lord

First clip from Guardians of the Galaxy features Star-Lord

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team – the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill (Chris Pratt)...

A Disney Retrospective – Melody Time (1948)

A Disney Retrospective – Melody Time (1948)

Setting the standard for family films for over 75 years, Disney’s Animated Classics are a cinematic phenomenon: 52 films that have shaped the childhoods of billions around the world. But how exactly do they compare to each other, and to today’s cinema releases? Are our opinions heightened by nostalgia, or lowered by cynicism? Over the course of 2014 I will...