#ChristmasMovieProblems

12th December 2017

With Christmas movies, there’s one internal logic flaw that has always bothered me. And since I’ve now been given the forum to vent my overthinking of inconsequential matters in such a way, I finally have an opportunity to get it off my chest. The flaw is as follows: In movie universes where Santa Claus exists […]

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Spider-Man Animated Movie Coming 2018

11th December 2017

Well, this is unexpected, as Sony and Marvel team up for an animated look at a new take on Spider-Man. He began his life in The Ultimate Spider-Man comic series which started a few years ago. Miles becomes the new Spider-Man as Peter Parker is now an older bloke. He has since crossed into several […]

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Plummer Nominated for Spacey Role

11th December 2017

Christopher Plummer, who took over as the lead role for All the Money in the World has been nominated for a Golden Globe. Plummer took over the lead role in Ridley Scott’s upcoming film after a string of allegations were levied against Kevin Spacey by multiple men in Hollywood. The nominees for best drama film […]

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The Last Jedi Early Reviews

11th December 2017

As you may know, Disney’s The Last Jedi hits cinemas on Sunday. As with all movies, the premiere releases early, allowing critics to get a look at the movie before anyone else. So, what was the reaction? Well… Luke was right: "This is not going to go the way you think." #TheLastJedi will shatter you […]

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Kevin Spacey – More Allegations

8th December 2017

The King of Norway’s former son-in-law is the latest to accuse actor Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct. Spacey groped him after a Nobel Peace Prize concert in 2007. He told radio station P4, that it happened after the actor hosted the event ten years ago. Ari Behn was sitting next to the actor, who said […]

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The Kingdom Has Fallen

8th December 2017

We said it was coming and here we are. The first trailer for next year’s Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom has arrived. It features dinosaurs, explosions and Chris Pratt being dreamy. In a small spot on YouTube, the director claimed there would be more dinos in this movie than ever seen before in a Jurassic […]

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Top 10 Christmas Movies

8th December 2017

Let’s get this straight, most Christmas movies are cheap, rehashed ideas that are quick ways to make money during the holidays. Considering this fact, let’s have a look at some of the exceptions. A Muppets Christmas Carol – Can’t fault this film really. Starring a young Michael Cain, it’s a lovely take on the classic […]

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The Best Xmas Songs Countdown

8th December 2017

In the words of Slade, it’s Christmaaaas! Here at b**p we’re in the festive mood and are cranking up those Christmas songs on the radio and wrapping ourselves in blankets ready for a Christmas film binge. Speaking of Christmas songs, we thought we’d do a classic countdown of the best tunes to get you in […]

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Venom First Promo Art Revealed

7th December 2017

While Spider-Man may be on loan to Marvel Studios, Sony is well underway with work on Venom, starring Tom Hardy. The film is the first of several planned spin-off movies, including a Silver Sable and Black Cat movie which are two of Spider-Man’s lesser-known feminine compadres. The first piece of promotional art has been revealed, […]

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Detective Pikachu Gets a Voice

7th December 2017

Ryan Reynolds will star as the voice of Detective Pikachu in the upcoming movie, based on the game. Detective Pikachu will see the iconic Pokémon character take up a voice and a magnifying glass and will be directed by Rob Letterman. The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter which says the movie will follow a […]

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Wolverine Podcast Coming in 2018

7th December 2017

Marvel, having dominated the box office once again this year, is getting into podcasts it turns out, starring Wolverine. Mashable reported that Marvel will release a 10-episode series based around the popular X-Man. The project, titled Wolverine: The Long Night will premiere on Stitcher Premium in Spring 2018. It will then make its way to […]

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The Conundrum of Midnight Showings

7th December 2017

I like to flatter myself as a savvy cinemagoer/misanthrope. The cinema experience is different for everyone but for me it’s comforting darkness, peaceful solitude and sanctuary from outside stresses for two hours. To this view, I normally attend midday showings on weekdays for the best odds of emptier screens; away from the drooling slurpers and […]

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Unconventional Comes to Mind

6th December 2017

Deadpool was the runaway hit of 2016. A gory, sweary, wonderfully directed movie featuring the Merc with a Mouth. The advertisements were also as gory, sweary and wonderful. The next movie, however, Deadpool 2 is due out next year and we’ve already had one or two weird marketing campaigns. From a happy families magazine cover […]

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New Jurassic World Trailer Incoming

4th December 2017

It’s coming. In the wake of Thursday’s looming trailer, we’ve been given a snippet of what to expect from the next Jurassic World instalment. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will release next year and will star Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, alongside newcomer Justice Smith. The teaser is simply titled ‘Run’. Last month we got […]

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Ridley Denies Wanting to Leave Star Wars

4th December 2017

Daisy Ridley, who plays the titular role in the newest trilogy of Star Wars films, has denied that she wants to give up the role of Rey at the end of the current series. She is set up to be in the next two movies, following the Skywalker storyline. She explained that when she did […]

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The plague of cinematic universes: Sony

4th December 2017

The first attempt at an MCU clone was performed by Sony, the owners of Marvel’s most profitable hero- Spiderman. After a dour Dark Knight wannabe reboot in 2012, the tech giant released their far more polychromatic sequel The Amazing Spiderman 2 in 2014. Closing this second film in their series with a garish teasing sequence hinting […]

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Disney Casts Live-Action “Mulan”

2nd December 2017

After much controversy, Disney has thankfully announced that Chinese actress Liu Yifei will play the titular role in their live-action Mulan remake. Liu, who’s English name translates to Crystal Liu, was reportedly chosen out of 1,000 applicants, and has previously starred in martial arts films such as The Forbidden Kingdom alongside Jackie Chan and Jet Li. She […]

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Avengers: Infinity War Trailer Is Here!

30th November 2017

The time has finally come – after all the teases, comic cons, and leaks (thanks Mark Ruffalo), the highly anticipated trailer for Avengers: Infinity War has landed. Before we get giddily into some in-depth superhero analysis, check out the blockbuster trailer below – Needless to say, this comic book nerd is ridiculously excited. And it’s […]

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The plague of cinematic universes

26th November 2017

Look. I’m aware that film-making is a business. I’m also aware that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now the highest grossing movie franchise of all time by a long shot. All I’m asking is: what happened to the practice of hiding the cynical capital-driven machine of Hollywood behind a curtain of magic and wonder? For […]

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Film Review: Risk

24th November 2017

3.7/5 Renowned documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras returned to the screen in this year with a new project, Risk. This new film documents the character of the controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, using footage gathered over five years. For those who are unaware of Julian Assange, it’s best to do some reading up on him before the film […]

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Jurassic World First Clip

24th November 2017

Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom is the next movie in the Jurassic series following on from 2015’s Jurassic World. There has been very little announced about the movie, other than the title has more of a horror(?) theme than the last few. We now have some first footage showing Chris Pratt getting familiar with what […]

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Joss Whedon Still Up for Batgirl

23rd November 2017

When Zack Snyder left Justice League earlier this year, DC brought on Joss Whedon, who had worked on The Avengers. Soon after this, it was announced he would be working on a Batgirl movie for the studio too. A new rumour has surfaced from Den of Geek that Warner was reconsidering, after the commercial disappointment […]

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James Cameron Talks Tech on Avatar

22nd November 2017

James Cameron has been talking about the sequels to Avatar for quite some time and finally, they are in production. He is shooting four movies, the first of which is set to arrive in 2020 and has spoken with Collider about the technical challenges involved with the sequels. Cameron revealed that the first two sequels […]

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Film Review: Citizenfour

22nd November 2017

5/5 World-renowned director and producer Laura Poitras brought the documentary film Citizenfour to our screens in 2014, documenting the revelations of whistle-blower Edward Snowden. For those who’ve heard of Snowden but don’t know the ins-and-outs of what he did, that’s why Poitras’ film and style is so excellent. She is able to communicate the severity […]

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Charts and That

21st November 2017

Yep, another week, another bunch of numbers to throw your way as we slog through the last of November. This will be the last chart update of November considering yours truly is off adventuring next week. So, let’s have a look, shall we? Starting with movies it’s obvious who’s up top this week. Justice League […]

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Justice League Disappoints at Box Office

20th November 2017

Warner Bros latest release Justice League failed to reach its predicted earnings this weekend after it opened worldwide on Friday. Predictions for the movie were around $110 million but fell short at about $96 million. It still topped charts around the globe, including the US and Canada, but is the first DC movie to not […]

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Pikachu Movie Lead Confirmed

19th November 2017

The upcoming live-action Pokémon movie, Detective Pikachu has its first confirmed cast member. It was reported by Variety that Justice Smith will star in the movie. Smith was in the Netflix drama The Get Down which was cancelled after just one season, unfortunately. He has also been picked up for a role in the next […]

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The Force is Strong with This Royal

17th November 2017

Prince William and Harry have cameo roles in the next Star Wars movie, John Boyega has said. The two visited the set in April of last year and were rumoured to have filmed a scene in disguise. Boyega, who stars as one of the lead roles, Finn, has confirmed that he does share a scene […]

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Fantastic Beasts 2 gets First Teaser

17th November 2017

The next Fantastic Beasts movie has finally got a title and a short teaser, way ahead of its 2018 release in December. The new movie will be called Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.  The spin-off series from Harry Potter saw relative success last year when it started off a new series of movies with […]

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Big Meets Bigger

16th November 2017

Well, this came out of nowhere. The first of the three upcoming releases starring Dwayne Johnson will be video game adaption Rampage. Based on the 1980s games where you would play as a giant monster destroying buildings, the movie was penned by Carlton Cuse and Ryan Engle, with San Andreas director Brad Payton collaborating once […]

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Disney Gets Greedy

16th November 2017

Regulations imposed by the Galactic Empire- ahem, I mean Disney could be the difference between profit and loss for many cinemas this Christmas due to unprecedented demands made by the media titan. Disney, in exchange for allowing cinemas to show its tent-pole blockbuster Star Wars: The Last Jedi are reportedly demanding 65% of all box office […]

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Another One

15th November 2017

Spider-Man has never been so popular it seems. With the iconic hero currently on loan to Marvel, Sony is doing all it can with what’s left of the multitude of Spider-Man IP’s. With the upcoming Venom movie currently in production, to be followed by Silver and Black in 2019, focusing on Silver Sable, it has […]

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New Deadpool 2 Trailer

15th November 2017

After last week’s Thanksgiving-themed posters for 2018 Deadpool 2, we’ve been treated to another short trailer. There is some swearing so viewer discretion is advised: The trailer is a Bob Ross themed painting tutorial with some new footage of the movie shown over the course of about six seconds. We see guns, explosions, and our favourite […]

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Mad Max Director Sues Studio

15th November 2017

So now we know why the next movie is taking so long. Ever since 2015, director George Miller has been talking about his plans for a follow-up. Despite the rumours last year that a movie was close to production, there has been no further news. Well, now we know why. Deadline has reported that Miller […]

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Justice League Early Reviews

15th November 2017

Early impressions of the upcoming Justice League movie are surprising, to say the least. People actually enjoyed it. Holy cow! The overall consensus is that the film is by no means perfect. However, critics are saying it is a vast improvement from the likes of Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad. Following on from Wonder […]

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Yep, it’s Happening

15th November 2017

The Lord of the Rings is coming to an Amazon-owned streaming service near you. A TV adaption for The Lord of the Rings was rumoured last week but has now been confirmed by Amazon. A few companies were in the running to obtain the rights to the show, but it appears Netflix and HBO were […]

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Charts and That

14th November 2017

Yep, another week, another loot crate full of charts and numbers and what not. Ha ha loot box joke, how topical. Let’s start with games. Call of Duty WW2 has another week at the top spot, what with its multiplayer and campaign and such. Reviews were meh, with many complaining of the modern industry practices, […]

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Anyone Hear a Crow Cawing?

14th November 2017

Last month, it was reported that the long-time-coming reboot of the 90s cult comic book movie The Crow, currently named The Crow Unborn, will begin pre-production next year. It has been confirmed that Aquaman star Jason Momoa will be attached to the project, what for we are still unsure, however it’s very likely he will […]

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Review: Murder on the Orient Express

13th November 2017

The following spoils no plot details of an 85-year-old book (who says Hollywood has no original ideas?). Agatha Christie’s steam-powered ‘whodunnit’ has been adapted more times than Piers Morgan’s job description and with Oscar-nominated actor/director Kenneth Branagh in the engine room, this latest version had all the opportunity to leave previous attempts under its wheels. […]

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New Star Wars Trilogy in the Works

12th November 2017

Disney has announced that The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is helming a new trilogy of movies, after the release of Episode IX. He will also write and direct the first instalment of the new trilogy. The announcement shows what Disney has planned after the ninth film in the Skywalker saga. According to StarWars.com, this […]

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Mummy Franchise Dead

9th November 2017

Ironic right? Yes, in a move that put the final nail in the sarcophagus for The Mummy franchise. Two producers in charge of the ‘Dark Universe’ have totally quit. The ‘Dark Universe’ was set to be a new franchise of movies, including The Mummy as the starting point. But, the movie was met with disappointing […]

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He Did Say He’d Be Back

9th November 2017

You’d think, if you put something out to the public and it bombs, both critically and commercially, you would just move on. Well, apparently James Cameron can’t get that through his head. Terminator Genisys, not only had the worst title of any movie ever but was possibly one of the most convoluted, awful wastes of […]

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It Sequel to Star Jessica Chastain?

9th November 2017

Since the release of the film It in theatres, 27 years after the original, fans have speculated who would play the adult versions of the kids who defeated the Dancing Clown, Pennywise. The film was good according to just about everyone. I didn’t see it due to my fear of clowns and said clowns eating […]

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Charts and That

9th November 2017

Look, I know it’s a little late but shut up it’s been a long week. Yes, I know it’s only Thursday, but still. Let’s have a look at what’s topping the charts this week! First up, films. We have a new entry at the top spot, with Murder on the Orient Express overtaking Thor: Ragnarok. […]

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Justice League To be Rather Short

8th November 2017

So far, every DC movie has been over two hours long. Batman V Superman Ultimate Edition came in at about three hours, with Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman coming in at about two hours and twenty minutes. It has now been revealed that Justice League will be the shortest DC movie yet, coming in at […]

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Dame Julie Walters

7th November 2017

Bafta-winning star Julie Walters has been named Dame Commander of the British Empire for services to drama. She has starred in numerous award-winning movies like Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia! Calendar Girls and Harry Potter. She described the honor as ‘fantastic and ‘it’s not really real.’ She said that she ‘weeded the garden’ in celebration, thinking […]

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Lord of the Rings TV Series?

7th November 2017

According to Variety, Amazon would be taking the role as the frontrunner for a rumoured Lord of the Rings TV series, with Deadline saying Netflix and HBO were also candidates. There were also some financial details revealed too. The show could cost anywhere between $200-$250 million, for the rights on its own. With production costs […]

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Star Wars: The Reshoots Strike Back

4th November 2017

It has been reported that the reshoots of the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story movie, were so extensive that up to 80% of the movie was filmed again under the replacement director Ron Howard. Co-star Thandie Newton has spoken about the situation and suggested that a lot of the footage that was filmed originally […]

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Movies (And Other Stuff) This Month

3rd November 2017

Wow, November already? Look, considering there are only one or two movies coming out this month worth mentioning, we’re going to pad the article a bit with some other stuff. Movies first though, but while the pickings may be slim, hopefully, this should help with the weight of things. While the newest Thor may have […]

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Cavill Admits DC ‘Mistakes’

2nd November 2017

While the DC cinematic universe may be hugely popular at the box office, it has left some with a sour taste in their mouths. Films like Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad were panned by critics, understandably because they both sucked. Superman himself, Henry Cavill, has recently spoken about the ‘mistakes’ that DC has made. […]

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