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Marco Polo showrunner, Dan Minahan, talks to us about the show

Marco Polo showrunner, Dan Minahan, talks to us about the show

In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, Marco Polo, starring newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy, is based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s court in 13th century China. The sweeping drama’s ten episodes were shot in Italy, Kazakhstan and Malaysia. The global cast includes Richelmy, Benedict Wong (Prometheus), Joan...

Who wants to live forever? The Immortalists review

Who wants to live forever? The Immortalists review

The Immortalists is a documentary chronicling the quest of two men to “cure” the ageing process. Aubrey de Grey is a beer-drinking Brit with a great, big bushy beard. His compatriot Bill Andrews is an ultra marathon-running American. Together they set out to defeat death by finding a way to stop us from getting old in the first place. The tale is told in a...

Mad Max: Fury Road – New trailer. Watch it here

Mad Max: Fury Road – New trailer. Watch it here

George Miller‘s Mad Max: Fury Road gets a new trailer and it is still looking very cool. Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the...

Kingsman: The Secret Service gets a Red Band Trailer

Kingsman: The Secret Service gets a Red Band Trailer

20th Century Fox have released a red band trailer for Kingsman: The Secret Service, the adaptation of Mark Millar’s comic. Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into...

Review – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies “Wall-to-wall ace stuff”

Review – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies “Wall-to-wall ace stuff”

When we last left Bilbo and co. they had just let Smaug the dragon out of the mine, leaving Thorin Oakenshield and the rest of the dwarves free to head in and start bagging up the gold. Unfortunately, The Battle of the Five Armies opens with us seeing that Smaug heads straight for the nearby dwarf town and begins torching it. So the wee gold diggers’...

Josh Brolin says “it’s Thanos against everyone” in Avengers: Infinity War

Josh Brolin says “it’s Thanos against everyone” in Avengers: Infinity War

Thanos was finally given a decent outing in Guardians of the Galaxy. True, the Mad Titan did just sit on his floating throne, but we all know he will be raining down destruction for Death in the future. Plus, he will be sporting a rather fetching Infinity Gauntlet. James Brolin is the man in the motion capture get up to play Thanos and, while talking about...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and the Curse of the Two-Part Finale

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and the Curse of the Two-Part Finale

Mockingjay Part 1 has finally landed. Though ‘landed’ is a bit of a strong word for a movie that never really takes off. Just like Katniss’ costume, the movie displays some impressive wings, but ultimately is unable to fly. The main issue lies with the ‘stepping stone’ nature of this instalment, which gives us a tantalising glimpse of the smouldering...

Billy Campbell tells us all about Red Knot, The Rocketeer, Dracula & more

Billy Campbell tells us all about Red Knot, The Rocketeer, Dracula & more

Billy Campbell is a hero in my house, having played The Rocketeer in, well, The Rocketeer – smooching Jennifer Connolly and sword fighting with Timothy Dalton in Joe Johnston’s hugely evocative ’91 action-adventure classic. He also played Quincy, the Texan with the big knife, in the Coppola version of Dracula, part of a trio of heroes with Richard...

More Tolkien? More 48fps? Peter Jackson tells all at The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies press conference

More Tolkien? More 48fps? Peter Jackson tells all at The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies press conference

It MUST be Christmas. Not only did Claridge’s have up a Dolce Gabbana Christmas tree, but they also hosted a Hobbit 3 press conference with director Peter Jackson and the full main cast of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Director Peter Jackson, 2nd unit director/Gollum Andy Serkis, writer Philippa Boyens, singer of the closing credits song and...

Review: The Theory of Everything – “Eddie Redmayne is utterly convincing as Stephen Hawking”

Review: The Theory of Everything – “Eddie Redmayne is utterly convincing as Stephen Hawking”

Eddie Redmayne is utterly convincing as Stephen Hawking in this curiously fast-paced biopic Hollywood has gone biopic berserk, what with the Bobby Fischer film, Pawn Sacrifice, the Alan Turing Film, The Imitation Game and now the Stephen Hawking film, The Theory of Everything. Apparently it’s the year to celebrate twentieth century intellectuals with...