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High Stakes Sport Films

High Stakes Sport Films

Hollywood loves a good genre movie. Whether it be a science-fiction saga, or a western epic, there’s money to be made in producing films that are easily marketable through the use of genre. But Hollywood also knows how to maximise its audiences by combining two genres to spectacular effect. And here we’re looking at ways that movies have been made...

Five classic films that feature classic game scenes

Five classic films that feature classic game scenes

Written by Andy Berensford – Managing Director of Award winning UK games company Home Leisure Direct. Remember the famous poker scene aboard the train in The Sting? What about Roger Daltry playing a mean, deaf, dumb and blind pinball, accompanied by Elton in the biggest DMs you ever saw? And of course that unforgettably tense scene featuring a fatal game...

The Rise and Rise of Benedict Cumberbatch

The Rise and Rise of Benedict Cumberbatch

Since becoming a household name with his star-making turn as the iconic Sherlock Holmes, Benedict Cumberbatch has notched up an astoundingly impressive resume of film and TV roles. Considered one of the greatest actors of his generation, he’s demonstrated a remarkable range, and gained a hugely loyal fanbase in the process. Often cited for having a...

From The Real World To Tinsel Town: The Best Hollywood Adaptations

From The Real World To Tinsel Town: The Best Hollywood Adaptations

There’s something magical about Hollywood. It’s an escape into a fascinating world where everyone is pretty, there are twists and turns aplenty, and we’re forever left sat pondering what we’ve just seen. Of course, that’s sometimes for the wrong reasons – Transformers: Age of Extinction a case in point. But it’s not often we realise that most...

Top 5 Actors to follow on Twitter

Top 5 Actors to follow on Twitter

Social media has boomed massively in the last decade, with Twitter now having over 250 million monthly users (You can follow Live For Films on Twitter here). The platform has become a great space for celebrities from a whole host of industries to interact with their fans, through replying to their tweets and giving them an insight into the A-list style of...

An American Beauty: Kevin Spacey’s Best Ever Movies

An American Beauty: Kevin Spacey’s Best Ever Movies

The hit U.S. series House of Cards is set to return this week, with Presidential incumbent Francis Underwood set to wreak more havoc on the lives of those around him. Portrayed expertly by Hollywood legend Kevin Spacey, this role is one of the actor’s finest and certainly one of the most engaging ever to illuminate the small screen. Fortunately, Spacey is...

Clint Eastwood’s Top 10 films as a director

Clint Eastwood’s Top 10 films as a director

Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood has been gracing our screens since the 1960s, and since then he’s become an established household name, but his directorial debut didn’t come until 1971 with the tightly wound psychological thriller, Play Misty for Me. Since then, his successful directorial career has spread across five decades. As we impatiently wait for...

Top 10 Action Movies

Top 10 Action Movies

With the release of the action-packed Son of a Gun it’s time to revisit some of the best action movies that have defined and redefined the genre and many actors’ careers. Die Hard (1988) Die Hard is an action-packed thrill ride set in the claustrophobic setting of one multi-storey building. Bruce Willis looks like he’s having a ball with the quip-smart...

Black Sea – Top 5 High-Octane Thrillers

Black Sea – Top 5 High-Octane Thrillers

Kevin Macdonald, of The Last King of Scotland and How I Live Now fame, releases his brand new submarine thriller Black Sea on Friday. With Jude Law leading in a rather rough and ready departure from his polished previous roles, and Ben Mendelsohn in now classic firecracker mode, it’s a hotly anticipated one. The claustrophobic submarine setting, loose...

Best Book to Film Adaptations

Best Book to Film Adaptations

Hollywood has been using novels as source material for screenplays since its inception, engaging fans of the book to see their favourite characters brought to life on the silver screen. The list is as diverse as it is endless. One such film is Jonas Jonasson’s best-selling novel, ‘The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared’....