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Review: What If

Review: What If

Hogwarts alumni Daniel Radcliffe is the headliner here, but you might also recognise Zoe Kazan, one half of the meet-cute not-couple in Canadian-Irish production What If (retitled from The F-Word). She wrote Ruby Sparks (2009), a fun and acerbic satire of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope (an increasingly problematic term) in which she was the dreamt-up...

Charlie Hunnam, Jon Bernthal and Dan Stevens could be Snake Plissken

Charlie Hunnam, Jon Bernthal and Dan Stevens could be Snake Plissken

The remake / reboot of John Carpenter’s Escape From New York has been off and on for years (check out all of our coverage). Numerous actors have been attached to play the iconic role of Snake Plissken (who will always be Kurt Russell in my mind) yet none have stuck. Things are on the move again with Silver Pictures and StudioCanal being inspired by the...

Watch a menacing Steve Carell in new Foxcatcher trailer

Watch a menacing Steve Carell in new Foxcatcher trailer

Based on true events, FOXCATCHER tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers. When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to the du Pont estate and help form...

FFX is on the way. Are you ready? (hint: you’re not ready)

FFX is on the way. Are you ready? (hint: you’re not ready)

Today the second-wave programming was announced at last for FANTASTIC FEST… a.k.a. the tenth year of karaoke madness, fightin’ filmmakers and oh yeah… some really great cinema you might not get the chance to see again (I’m talking to you, A BOY & HIS SAMURAI) and loved to pieces. Fantastic Fest is now an Austin institution, and is the...

The Came Together – UK Trailer for Amy Poehler & Paul Rudd’s new comedy

The Came Together – UK Trailer for Amy Poehler & Paul Rudd’s new comedy

I have been sent the new UK trailer for They Came Together and you can watch it below. They Came Together is a quirky take on the romantic comedy genre from the director of Wanderlust and Role Models, David Wain. A smart and fresh comedy satirically mocks every romantic comedy cliché in the book and features laugh-out-loud performances from two of...

FrightFest Day 5: VHS: Viral, The Signal, X Moor, Nymph and more

FrightFest Day 5: VHS: Viral, The Signal, X Moor, Nymph and more

Day 5. The finale of FrightFest 2014. Yesterday’s stand outs were the battle of the brainwashers-tastic Faults, and the hardcore French horror Among the Living. I’ve discovered some new and excellent movies every single day at FrightFest this year, and you can’t really ask for more from a film festival than that! Although we had reached the...

Review: The Expendables 3

Review: The Expendables 3

Sly, you slippery and treacherous toad, you give a fresh new meaning to your nickname after the ruse you’ve pulled here. The continual disappointment of the Expendables franchise is to be expected at this point, following two previously second-rate entries that never even approached the sinewy potential of its ballsy cast, but here we have something much more...

Win The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on Blu-ray

Win The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on Blu-ray

Marc Webb’s epic telling of the Spider-Man story continues when THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 swings onto Blu-ray and DVD this September 1st and to celebrate we’ve got 3 copies of the Blu-ray to give-away completely free! Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone reprise their iconic roles as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, who face their most dangerous adversaries yet. In...

FrightFest Day 4: Open Windows, Stage Fright, Faults and more

FrightFest Day 4: Open Windows, Stage Fright, Faults and more

  Day 4. The penultimate day of FrightFest 2014. The threat of it all catching up with me may be snapping at my heels, but it doesn’t stand a chance, there’s just too much good stuff to see and tell you all about. And, hey, I’m three quarters of the way through a fun and fear filled fantastic five day film festival – it’s...

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...