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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’....

Cinema’s most spectacular disaster films

Cinema’s most spectacular disaster films

With superhero movies now showing off the latest special effects and dominating the box office, the age of the disaster movie seemed to be over. Once the pinnacle of the movie calendar, disaster films demonstrated the awesome potential power of nature, or other beings, on earth and made us marvel at our own insignificance. Godzilla saw the return of this...

Dysfunctional Families In Film

Dysfunctional Families In Film

Dysfunctional families are fascinating to watch on screen purely to spot the resemblance, good or bad, to your own family members; they exist to show us that whatever life throws at us, families should stick together in order to make it through. This is none-more evident than in the Kickstarter-funded film Wish I Was Here, in cinemas September 19, which...

Top 10 Dark Comedies

Top 10 Dark Comedies

Dark comedies appeal by way of finding a potent level of dry humour, lost on some, in the most disturbing and dangerous situations. Difficult to get right, this genre has nevertheless grown in popularity in recent years due to the use of satire and absurdism to bring topical themes to the surface. To celebrate the release of comic thriller In Order of...