Best 70’s Films

20th August 2017

To many people’s surprise, including my own, the 70’s actually managed to spew up some of what are considered by film critics and people who take part in online polls, to be the greatest films ever made. However, the following is a list compiled based entirely on my own personal taste, which I can assure […]

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Mission: Impossible 6 Delayed

18th August 2017

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Tom Cruise is the most recent of actors to be injured on the set of his next movie, Mission: Impossible 6. It was reported that filming could be delayed by three months. Variety reported that the London-based production will be on hold for “six weeks to three […]

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Yes, He’s Playing Bond

16th August 2017

Daniel Craig, after a good year of faffing around, has finally admitted he will be playing Bond, one last time, in 2019. He confirmed the news on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Craig said “I think this is it. I just want to go out on a high note.” He also cleared some things […]

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The ruin of Godrick's Hollow in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 with Harry and Hermione in the foreground looking at the house.

Harry Potter’s House for Sale

15th August 2017

Fan of Harry Potter? Have £995, 000 spare? If you do, this could be the proposition you’ve been waiting for, because Harry Potter’s childhood home is up for sale. De Vere House, or Godric’s Hollow as it’s fictionally known, is the hottest piece of real-estate on the market right now. It’s a Grade-1 listed, six-bedroom […]

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Deadpool 2 Stuntwoman Dies on Set

15th August 2017

It’s been a crappy few days. A stuntwoman, who has thus far not been named, was killed in a motorcycle accident on the set of Deadpool 2 in Vancouver. Passers-by originally thought that it was a scripted part of the film, but it was soon revealed that this was not the case. The stunt driver […]

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Film Review: American Beauty

11th August 2017

4/5 ‘American Beauty’ was released in 1999 and has since acquired virtually classic status by modern standards. A philosophical approach to cinema is refreshing nowadays and under Sam Mendes’ directing, there is no film I’ve seen lately that is as unique in perspective as this one. The film is primarily about a 42-year-old married man […]

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Best 80’s Films

3rd August 2017

When people think 80’s, ‘cinematic masterpieces’ is rarely the first phrase which jumps to mind. For some film philistines, I dare to say that 80’s films are probably written off before they’ve even been given a chance. Here I, a 16 year old girl who happens to have a keen interest in the cinema of […]

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Movies: August 2017

2nd August 2017

It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these, right? Odd that we’d choose to do one for August when there’s very little coming out. But we’ll pad it out with some stuff you should definitely see this month anyway. The Dark Tower – Adapted from the Stephen King novel, this gritty fantasy flick […]

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Charts and That

31st July 2017

Another week has passed and another spate of releases have tried to seize the top spot. Starting with movies, Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk has remained the No.1 at the box office this weekend, according to Entertainment Weekly. That is ahead of the God-awful and universally critically panned The Emoji Movie. The Emoji Movie follows the story […]

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Dunkirk: The Meaning of Home

28th July 2017

5/5 The release of this year’s most significant summer blockbuster has provoked much conversation online and stormed the box office too. Dunkirk has been praised by critics near and far for being cinematic genius – and rightly so. It is. But it’s more than just that – it’s not a story, it’s a truth. It’s a truth […]

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In Case You Missed it

25th July 2017

As many of you may know, San Diego Comic Con was last week, a convention to which thousands of nerds, cosplayers, actors, voice actors, directors, writers and Stan Lee flock each year, to consume as much nerd culture as humanly possible. And to meet their favourite actors or directors. The con hosts many panels for […]

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Next Bond Movie Coming 2019?

25th July 2017

Apparently, we have another Bond movie on the way, even if it is two years and a bit away. While it has been given a release date for 2019, that’s a long time to wait. Daniel Craig, 51, said after the release of Spectre in 2015 that he would rather ‘slit [his] wrists’ than do […]

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Charts and That

24th July 2017

Having released last week, Christopher Nolan’s historic adaption Dunkirk is doing swimmingly at the box office, after coming in at number one after its first weekend. It beat Spider-Man: Homecoming which is at its second week at the box office. Not bad considering it came out of nowhere and isn’t a super-hero movie. This is […]

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Dunkirk Is Apparently Very Good

18th July 2017

Christopher Nolan’s newest movie Dunkirk has drawn quite a bit of critical attention, for all the right reasons, with reviews praising it for its historical accuracy and incredible cinematography. Nolan is best known for his stellar work on Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and his meh work on The Dark Knight Rises and Interstellar. The […]

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GoT Season 8 Won’t Air in Cinemas

17th July 2017

Rumours that Season 8 of Game of Thrones will be aired in cinemas have been denied by HBO’s programming boss, Casey Bloys, stating it has no plans to air the episodes anywhere other than TV. He claimed that the series was for the subscribers, referencing that only HBO (or equivalent) viewers could experience the show. It […]

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Makes All the Money

11th July 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming released for us all to see this weekend and was predicted to be a big hit. However, according to Entertainment Weekly, the film has currently grossed $117 million in the US, which is in line with its predicted earnings but is still $30 million below the 2007 disappointment that was Spider-Man 3.  It’s pretty impressive by many accounts, […]

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Ed Sheeran’s own 8-Mile?

5th July 2017

Ed Sheeran has unveiled that he really wants to make a movie, in the same vein as Eminem’s biopic 8-Mile, which depicted his struggle through his life in general, until he was discovered by Dre. It was a pretty powerful movie for the time, a typical ‘rags to riches’ kind of tale. But would it […]

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Venom to be Standalone

29th June 2017

Spider-Man will not be starring in the upcoming Venom movie, starring Mad Max actor Tom Hardy. Kevin Feige, creative director of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, confirmed this last night at the Spider-Man: Homecoming red carpet event. Variety asked him straight if the Venom movie would just be another Spider-Man film, and he replied: “No. No, […]

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He Might Have a Point

28th June 2017

In case you hadn’t heard, the 2Pac movie came out, a supposed look at the unique way he shaped his talent, and turned himself into one of the most recognisable and influential figures in hip-hop. Unsurprisingly, however, it was panned by critics and even 50 Cent. There seems to be a trend with these kinds […]

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Batman Going Noir

28th June 2017

Director Matt Reeves, who recently wrapped up the last chapter in the Planet of the Apes reboots, has given a bit of insight into how he is approaching the character of the Batman. He was brought onto the movie a few months ago, after Ben Affleck stepped down from the role, wanting to focus on […]

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Godzilla to Face ‘Classic Monsters’

20th June 2017

The next movie in the continuing saga of monster movies, after this year’s Kong: Skull Island, will be Godzilla 2, and will apparently feature some familiar monstery faces. The MonsterVerse started in 2014, with the promise of more movies in the same universe. The new synopsis for the next Godzilla movie has hinted at several […]

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Fancy A Role in Fantastic Beasts 2?

12th June 2017

Calling all aspiring actors! Anyone ever tell you you look like a young Albus Dumbledore, Leta Lestrange or Newt Scamander? Well, now that slightly weird observation will come in handy for you as five new roles are up for grabs for 13-16 year olds who want to play the young versions of the main cast. […]

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Gambling on Gambit

8th June 2017

Oh Gambit. Your character was ruined in X-Men Origins and since then we’ve seen neither hide nor hair of you. Things did look hopeful for a little bit. Original director Doug Liman said to IGN, “It’s a crowded field of superhero films so the challenge for Gambit or any of those other movies is finding […]

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Wonder Woman Triumphs at Box Office

6th June 2017

After some rather disappointing movies at the box office, we finally have something to rave about. The latest US box office figures are in, and Wonder Woman, helmed by someone who knows how to direct (sorry Snyder), has topped the charts with $100 million on its first weekend. Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot and […]

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Peter Sallis Dies Age 96

6th June 2017

Well, that sucks. Best known for his roles in Last of the Summer Wine and as the voice of Wallace from Wallace and Gromit, Peter Sallis passed away yesterday surrounded by family, his agent confirmed. Sallis played Norman “Cleggy” Clegg, for all 295 episodes of Last of the Summer Wine, from the first episode in […]

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Pirates 5 Second Lowest Point in Series

1st June 2017

You ever get the feeling no one cares any more? It was a rather disappointing weekend for film, wasn’t it? May started strong with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Alien: Covenant, but everything has sort of fallen through after the release of Baywatch, and Pirates 5. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell […]

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Finn is a “Big Deal’ in New Star Wars

25th May 2017

While he might have initially lied about himself in TFA, John Boyega’s character, Finn, is apparently quite a big deal in the upcoming Star Wars. This next film will follow the story of Rey, Finn and Poe, as they continue to fight against The First Order, the psychopathic Kylo Ren and his Master, Lord Snoke. […]

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First Look at Castlevania Show

25th May 2017

Since its announcement a few months ago, there hadn’t really been any news on when the Castlevania show would be released. Now, however? Things are about to get a little red. With no warning or big reveal, the upcoming Netflix series of Castlevania has a trailer, which was first shown on Netflix Latin American’s Twitter […]

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GoT: The Great War is Here

25th May 2017

Excuse me for a moment. Screams into a paper bag Okay, let’s do this. Finally, after what seems like an age waiting, we have our first proper look at the next season of Game of Thrones. It’s no surprise that a trailer has been released, after the photos that Entertainment Weekly published. It looks like […]

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Kingsman: The Secret Service

25th May 2017

With the new ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ film coming out later this year and the trailer’s release just a couple of weeks ago, we thought we’d take you back to the first instalment in the epic spy-action film. Colin Firth (Harry Hart) and Taron Egerton (Eggsy) unite as an unlikely duo in the film that […]

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Movie Review: Assassin’s Creed

24th May 2017

Ham-fisted and awfully written, this video-game adaption leaves much to be desired. We follow the story of Callum Lynch, a man sentenced to die, only to be brought back into the world of the living by Abstergo, the front for the Templars. Ancient enemies, the Templars and Assassins have fought for centuries over something called […]

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The Witcher Has a Netflix Deal

18th May 2017

After 30 years of novels and world building, three progressively large games, and a massive fanbase, Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher universe is coming to the small screen. Netflix has officially started work on the upcoming “English language drama series” that will be produced by Oscar-nominated visual studio Platige Image S.A. and which will release at […]

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Hellboy Reboot in the Works

11th May 2017

So, in the trend of rebooting every single idea ever, Hellboy, the big red monkey that graced our screens in 2004 and 2008, will be making a return in a different form. While Guillermo del Toro directed the first two films, he stated earlier this year a third film from him would “100% not happen”. […]

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Kojima’s Corner

9th May 2017

Seriously, this should be a segment we do every now and then. He’s just a nice guy with some really cool thoughts and opinions on stuff. Just saying. It’s no secret that Hideo Kojima has a love for movies. It’s shown in his works and his inspirations. Recently, like many of us, he loved Logan, […]

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The Great Gatsby

9th May 2017

Let’s be honest, Leo is one of the main reasons anyone watches this film. And because it’s on the A Level English Literature specification. Eccentric director Baz Luhrmann took on the mammoth challenge of directing The Great Gatsby – and did a fantastic job of it. He makes every party scene ethereal with champagne popping in […]

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First Dark Tower Trailer is Here

3rd May 2017

The first trailer for Steven King’s The Dark Tower is here. The long-awaited adaption has been in the works for a while, with images popping up here and there of Idris Elba, playing The Gunslinger, and rumours of a 2017 release. But now we have a trailer, the film should be with us in a matter […]

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Wait, What?

3rd May 2017

SPOILERS Director M. Night Shyamalan is apparently building his own universe around his most popular films. He is finally making a sequel to Unbreakable, his sort of superhero film from way back in 2000, which will double as a sequel to Split, Shyamalan’s most recent success. This comes after an ending scene in Split showed that […]

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The Girl on the Train

3rd May 2017

It was with a great reluctance that I watched The Girl on the Train due to the fact that one of the key parts of the blockbuster is not true to the novel by Paula Hawkins. The Girl on the Train novel is set in London where everyone has a British accent and it makes everything feel […]

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Movie Release Dates Revealed

25th April 2017

Release dates for a couple of Hollywood’s biggest films have been revealed! However, some of them are a long way off. These dates were revealed by Entertainment Weekly, and include Avatar 2-5, Deadpool 2 (June 2018), and Dark Phoenix (November 2018). The next four sequels to Avatar have finally been unveiled by way of their official Facebook. The […]

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Batgirl Won’t Be a Big Star

20th April 2017

It was confirmed last week that director Joss Whedon will be at the helm of a Batgirl movie for DC. When asked about casting by Variety, Whedon mentioned that he doesn’t expect a big-name star to play the heroine. He said, “I feel like I’m creating this character, I’m going to dialogue with her, and […]

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Emma Watson’s Belle is Rightly the Next Generation’s Idol

18th April 2017

Yes, I know, I’m late to the party. However, I have arrived and I have a point to make. Emma Watson’s role as Belle in the spring blockbuster Beauty and the Beast is completely deserving of its place as the next generation’s idol. Watson, who is a UN Goodwill Ambassador and the face of feminist charity HeForShe, […]

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13 Reasons Why You Must Watch 13 Reasons Why

17th April 2017

If you haven’t already seen Netflix’s groundbreaking new show 13 Reasons Why then you’re one of the remaining few who has yet to fall in love with the show. Social media is full of reviews, posts and memes all about the show and its complicated characters so you probably already know most of the contents […]

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Hideo Kojima on Ghost in the Shell

12th April 2017

Yep, the guy who gave us Metal Gear Solid has shared his take on the Ghost in the Shell reboot. In an essay he wrote for Glixel, Rolling Stone’s video game outlet, he said: “The respect that the movie shows in mimicking the anime is unquestionable. As a real fan of the original works, though, […]

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“We Know Each Other!”

11th April 2017

The first trailer for Thor: Ragnarok has arrived! As expected, it will follow the storyline of Planet Hulk, where Hulk is on a distant planet, forced to fight in gladiatorial combat, but the focus is likely to be on Thor, obviously. Thor’s hammer is broken at the beginning of the trailer by a new foe, Loki […]

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The Defenders Confirmed for August 2017

10th April 2017

Marvel has announced that The Defenders, the show that will combine all of the Netflix Marvel heroes and mash them into one series, will be coming this August. We knew it was in the works but the show has officially been confirmed for 18th August. The show will see returning stars Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike […]

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What’s Coming to Netflix This April?

3rd April 2017

Netflix is without doubt one of the many joys of modern life and every month, it just gets better and better. This month, we have some really great movies/episodes to look forward to including some old classics like Ghostbusters and Matilda. Here is a short list of all of the best releases Netflix has to […]

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New Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer!

29th March 2017

Oh boy:  Yes folks, the new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer is here and it looks like Spidey is back on form. Tom Holland will reprise his role as the web-slinger, over from Civil War, with actor Robert Downey Jr. returning as Tony Stark, in a mentor role for Peter. Things look tense between our favourite spandex-clad […]

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New Ghost in the Shell Clip

27th March 2017

After nearly two years of waiting, Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson is finally around the corner. To build the hype further, we have a short clip of the iconic water fight scene, redone for the remake, obviously. It’s short, sweet, and looks very in keeping with the animated movie’s original style, i.e. very […]

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Cable Actor Revealed!

23rd March 2017

Finally! After the first look at Deadpool 2 we got this month, it’s finally been revealed who will play one of the film’s main characters, Cable. According to THR, Oscar-nominee Michael Shannon is currently in the running to play Deadpool’s reluctant partner. Other actors were in the running too, however, including David Harbour, who played […]

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The Scene That Almost Was

22nd March 2017

SOME SERIOUS ROGUE ONE SPOILERS While Rogue One only featured our favorite Sith Dad for a few minutes collectively, Darth Vader was originally supposed to kill off a major character at the very end of the movie. Director Krennic was supposed to have survived the blast from the Death Star at the end of the […]

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