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FrightFest Day 1: The Guest and Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For

FrightFest Day 1: The Guest and Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For

FrightFest 2014 began the same way as FrightFest always begins: with an acclimatisingly short first day comprised of just three films in the evening – not the usual all-day-encompassing six. And with me being really anxious about getting my Press Pass until I actually held it in my excited little hand. Once I had a firm grip on my magical ticket to five...

Director Luke Hyams talks to Live For Films about X Moor

Director Luke Hyams talks to Live For Films about X Moor

In X Moor two film makers head into deepest darkest Devon in search of a fabled beast. Hiring a tracker, they head into the moors in search of proof of it’s existence that will net them a cool twenty-five grand in reward money. But, as night falls and tempers fray, the intrepid threesome find themselves in the beast’s lair – and discover that not...

In the home stretch before DRAGON CON 2014 — some charity news

In the home stretch before DRAGON CON 2014 — some charity news

This week is the crucial countdown before the southeast United States’ biggest convention starts and all of downtown Atlanta gets funky with cosplayers, celebrities and first-timers just excited to find their tribe at last. One of the cool things that Dragon Con does and not everyone knows how much, is to give to a variety of charities over the last ten...

Review: Into The Storm

Review: Into The Storm

A storm hits a small town high school graduation and the vice principal is desperate to track down his son who just so happens to be across town with the local early-bloomer/environmentalist/girl next door/love of his life. Said dad bumps into a group of storm chasers and they head off together to find his son or a tornado – whichever they happen to...

Like Jason Statham meets Stephen Hawking – I love Lucy

Like Jason Statham meets Stephen Hawking – I love Lucy

Luc Besson is great at kick ass heroines: Mathilda in Leon, Leeloo in The Fifth Element, Angel-A, and the criminally under seen Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc Sec. In Lucy he adds perhaps his best to this oeuvre. Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) is a student in Taiwan. Her waster boyfriend Richard tricks her into making a dodgy drop for him and she winds up...

DVD Review: The Quiet Ones

DVD Review: The Quiet Ones

Though inspired by a true story, there is little to connect this film with the reality – yet that does nothing to lessen the impact of this tense and intriguing horror film. The Quiet Ones uses a very similar style to the very best in the genre, capitalising on the simple but powerful effects of a creaky dear or a moment of silence before a fright. This...

Review: Million Dollar Arm

Review: Million Dollar Arm

Director: Craig Gillespie Writer: Thomas McCarthy Starring: Jon Hamm, Madhur Mittal, Suraj Sharma, Aasif Mandvi, Lake Bell, Pitobash, Alan Arkin, Bill Paxton Synopsis: J.B (Hamm), a sports agent losing his skills and business decides to unconventionally scout Indian cricket pitchers for Major League Baseball. When Disney tries its efforts with true stories it...

Win Divergent on Blu-Ray

Win Divergent on Blu-Ray

DIVERGENT is the action-packed adventure starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James and British icon Kate Winslet based on the No.1 Bestseller from Veronica Roth. Directed by Neil Burger the film is the first of what is sure to be one of the slickest and most exciting movie adventures of its generation. To support the release of Divergent out on DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-Ray...

Lauren Bacall has passed away

Lauren Bacall has passed away

What a sad week. First Robin Williams and now another legend, Lauren Bacall, has passed away. The award-winning actress and Humphrey Bogart’s partner off and on screen, has died at 89, after suffering a stroke. She was pronounced dead at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Centre yesterday. A fashion model and bit-part New York actress before...

Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce and David Michôd talk to Live for Films

Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce and David Michôd talk to Live for Films

  Out in the UK on the 15th of August, The Rover stars Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson. Its based on a story by Joel Edgerton, and written and directed by David Michôd (Animal Kingdom). You can read my review of the film here. It’s an excellent film, and Pearce and Pattinson are perfect. In a post-financial collapse Australia, Pearce’s Eric is...