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Review: Noah

Review: Noah

Forget adapting a literary great like Shakespeare or Dickens, Darren Aronofsky is adapting God (or the “Creator”, as this film so democratically refers to him as): one of the most successful and revered authors of all time. What’s worse for Aronofksy is that everyone knows the Noah story; those literary purists who get a self-esteem boost by defending...

I couldn’t wake up from the nightmarish Magic Magic, and loved it!

I couldn’t wake up from the nightmarish Magic Magic, and loved it!

Magic Magic is a very weird, very tricksy and very divisive film that never does what you think it will, or what maybe it should. It doesn’t just pull a coin out from behind its audience’s ear, it pulls the rug out from under it’s feet and laughs at it lying on the floor, pissed off and confused. It’s brilliant. When Alicia (Juno Temple)...

Review: Once – Film vs Play

Review: Once – Film vs Play

Once was a small film that may have passed a lot of people by, yet those who saw it adored it and with good reason. The two leads, Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, acted, sung and performed the music they had also written with such apparent ease and emotion it was hard not to fall in love with their story. This was obviously a labour of love for the pair of...

Review: Divergent

Review: Divergent

So many dystopian America, female-lead, Young Adult book adaptations to watch and so little time. Divergent, based on Veronica Roth’s novel of the same name, is the most recent ‘next’ Harry Potter Narnia Twilight Hunger Games Mortal Instruments Hunger Games and if I’m honest, it’s not that bad. In the future, Chicago is walled up because America has...

Review: The Double

Review: The Double

I haven’t really dabbled all that much in Russian literature but if Richard Ayoade’s moderately loose adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novella ‘The Double’ is anything to go by, fill my Kindle with the stuff. Jesse Eisenberg is James Simon, the all-too-familiar non-person at a leading company that does… something (cue Reynholm Industries...

Scarlett Johansson talks about The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Scarlett Johansson talks about The Avengers: Age of Ultron

You can currently see Scarlett Johansson in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (read our review), but filming on The Avengers: Age of Ultron has already begun in South Korea. Scarlett has been talking about the new film. I think all of these characters have dark pasts. A lot of us are superheroes that didn’t choose to be. My character is a...

UK Cinema Releases – 4th April 2014

UK Cinema Releases – 4th April 2014

Here are the new UK cinema releases for this week. What will you be watching? Divergent DIVERGENT is a thrilling action-adventure film set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader to destroy...

The Expendables 3 teaser trailer gives us a roll call

The Expendables 3 teaser trailer gives us a roll call

The Expendables 3 stars Sylvester Stallone’s Barney Ross and his Expendables crew squaring off against Ross’ old partner Conrad Stonebanks, played by Mel Gibson. Returning for the sequel are Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews and Arnold Schwarzenegger, with Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Kelsey Grammer and Harrison...

Theatre Review: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Theatre Review: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

A con artist named ‘The Jackal’ is heading to the Mediterranean but conman Lawrence Jamieson (Robert Lindsay) is not worried as he has years of experience working the season and conning wealthy women out of their riches. When he decides to become mentor to small-time con artist Freddy Benson (Rufus Hound), the two end up competing to see who can out-con the...

Watch Scarlett Johansson in the first trailer for Lucy

Watch Scarlett Johansson in the first trailer for Lucy

This looks amazing. Some incredible visuals with the powers she develops. Luc Besson wrote and is directing Lucy which stars Scarlett Johansson. Like many of Besson’s films it features a strong female lead character and this one has a hint of sci-fi about it. It centers on a woman forced to become a drug mule. But the drug instead goes into her system,...