God's Plan

Charts and That

21st February 2018

Drake’s newest song God’s Plan gets a music video, FIFA 18 is at the top on games and Black Panther is roaring at the box office. It’s Charts and That! We’ll start with games this week. FIFA 18 has jumped right to the top of the list, with a newcomer slipping into second. Kingdom Come: Deliverance was released last […]

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Baftas: The Biggest Winners

19th February 2018

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri took home the top prizes at last night’s Baftas, winning five trophies. The drama won the trophies for best film, best British film and best actress for leading lady Frances McDormand. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the big winner at the 2018 #BAFTAs.https://t.co/I8MlzDyeAG pic.twitter.com/uLegqzIok5 — IGN (@IGN) February 19, […]

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Marvel’s daddy issues

19th February 2018

So I saw Black Panther. Rather than lengthen an already gruelling month of reviews, I thought I’d pinpoint a trend I’ve noticed in Marvel’s recent output. Without spoiling it, Black Panther has, amongst many motifs, a pervasive theme of dealing with a father’s failures. And T’Challa isn’t alone in the MCU with his daddy issues. […]

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Film review: Phantom Thread

17th February 2018

When I heard Daniel Day-Lewis had done a movie about sewing, my Oscar-bait senses lit up like a switchboard. No movie has been so clearly directed at the Academy since Eddie Redmayne dressed as a trans-woman for whatever that movie was called. Phantom Thread tells the story of Reynolds Woodcock (Day-Lewis), a couturier (someone who […]

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Film review: Get out

13th February 2018

Get Out was very much the surprise hit of 2017. Director Jordan Peele plucked himself out of comedy world and threw himself headlong into the horror genre with dizzying success. Not only that, the film is now nominated for Best Picture, director and actor at the Academy awards; in a series of commendations that have […]

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Peter Rabbit Boycotted

13th February 2018

Of all the movies we thought would get boycotted, we really didn’t think it’d be Peter Rabbit. Allergy sufferers are appalled. The scene in question shows a gang of rabbits pelting blackberries off of someone who suffers from an allergy. In a joint statement, Sony Pictures and the filmmakers said ‘they should not have made […]

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Film review: Dunkirk

10th February 2018

Who would have predicted Harry Styles would be in your dad’s favourite movie of the year? It’s weird to think that Dunkirk is Christopher Nolan’s first Oscar nomination for directing. Ever since his landing craft touched down in Roswell and he began producing human movies, he’s been fantastic. He’s even kept to genre sci-fi films […]

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Venom: First Official Trailer

9th February 2018

Finally, after months of waiting, we have the first teaser of Venom, starring Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed, by Sony. Sony still owns the rights to many of Spider-Man’s villains, so naturally, they were going to make a spin-off at some point. This first one in a line of spin-offs, Venom is scheduled for release […]

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Fifty Shades

Fifty Shades Worse Than the Last One

9th February 2018

In a move literally everyone saw coming, Fifty Shades Freed has been panned as the worst of the bunch in the raunchy series. We wish we could even say it was raunchy. Most of the bits that are supposed to be tongue in cheek and sexy come off as uncomfortable and weird. It would appear […]

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Movies This Month

9th February 2018

Better late than never eh? Yes, this month we have the likes of Black Panther, Cloverfield and even a Peter Rabbit reboot. Starting chronologically, what’s coming to theatres on 9th February? For starters, we have the panned Fifty Shades Freed movie, the last instalment in the Fifty Shades series. Thank heavens. Watch as two actors […]

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Film review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

8th February 2018

Is it just me that thinks, if a film has an annoyingly long title, it’s probably good? It implies confidence that you’ll remember the film regardless. That’s why The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro was so good… right? Explicit warning for the trailer. In Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri‘s case, that confidence is warranted. […]

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Jumanji is Now The Rock’s Biggest Movie

7th February 2018

If you’d have said Jumanji would have made more money than The Last Jedi we’d have called you crazy. Well. We’re about to eat some words. Sony’s Jumanji: Enter The Jungle left audiences and critics alike dumbfounded as if smashed the box office over the holiday season. It is now a smash hit for the […]

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Charts and That

7th February 2018

Welcome back to Charts and That, where we have a gander at what the general public has been watching, listening to and playing. This week we have The Greatest Showman, Monster Hunter and Drake leading the lists. This week, we’ll start with movies. The Greatest Showman is on top this week, after Coco’s brief time […]

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Uma Thurman Still Hurting Over Crash

7th February 2018

Quentin Tarantino has said that allowing Uma Thurman to drive a car which crashed on set is ‘one of the biggest regrets of my life’. He said that they had driven the car one way, but in the shot, had told her to drive another way. He said he didn’t realise there was a twist […]

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Super Bowl – Biggest Trailers

5th February 2018

Oh boy, there are so many films coming out this year. Like every year, the biggest films have saved the sweet stuff for the Super Bowl. There are about four worth noting, so we’ll start with the biggest. We see the first footage of the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story movie. The movie, as […]

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Black Panther First Reactions

1st February 2018

The next movie in the Marvel line-up, Black Panther, has finally been shown to a select few people and the reaction has been incredible with nearly everyone praising it. Those who saw the movie used social media to rave about how good Marvel’s next movie is. Many praised its use of a primarily black cast along with […]

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Venom Movie Wraps & More

31st January 2018

Marvel spin-off Venom has wrapped on filming and some Pokémon esc signs have been spotted in London, ahead of the Detective Pikachu movie. Tom Hardy plays the iconic role of Eddie Brock, Spider-Man’s most prolific enemy. But, this movie will have no connection to the current Spider-Man movies or the MCU. Eddie Brock becomes infected […]

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Charts and That

30th January 2018

Another week, another bunch of lists including the most popular movies, music and games. Let’s have a look, shall we? Films: We’ll start with films this week. Darkest Hour, featuring Gary Oldman’s award-winning performance as Churchill is top of the film charts, followed by Disney’s Mexican musical Coco. Have a look for yourselves: Darkest Hour […]

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Film Review: Darkest Hour

30th January 2018

With six Oscar nominations, nine BAFTA nominations and a golden globe in the bag, Darkest Hour has already proved its fighting spirit. This film explores the life of Winston Churchill during his early Prime-ministerial days. It stars Gary Oldman as a romanticised Churchill and Ben Mendelsohn (of Rogue One fame) as King George VI. Going […]

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Film Review: Coco

29th January 2018

If I had to draw Pixar as a concept, I would draw a small mechanical crab-like creature, designed specifically to attach itself to your heartstrings and tug determinedly until they had forced the tears from your reluctant, dry eyes. They’ve done family, childhood, old age and… cars. With Coco, they’ve fully bit the bullet and […]

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Film Review: The Post

28th January 2018

4.5/5 It’s not often a film trailer captures my eye so much I’m desperate to go and see it. But, with The Post, I was captivated. Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Spielberg, the Vietnam War and Lyndon B Johnson is always a couple of hours well spent for me. But this film is not just one […]

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Review: The Greatest Showman Soundtrack

24th January 2018

The Greatest Showman is clearly one of the smash-hit films of 2018 – and we expect to see many nominations for awards for the film in next year’s Oscars. Aside from the fact that The Greatest Showman bypasses the animal cruelty its subject, P. T. Barnum, subjected some of the world’s most beautiful animals to, […]

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John Wick 2: Movie Review

24th January 2018

Yes, it’s as good as the first one. Yes, I want Keanu Reeves as my bodyguard. John Wick was an instant classic in terms of its visual style, cinematography and no holes barred, over the top fight sequences. It follows the rather simple story of a man out for revenge and it’s bloody brilliant. John […]

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Suicide Squad Animation Coming 2018

24th January 2018

Not days after the release of Gotham by Gaslight, DC is gearing up for another animated romp with everyone’s favourite Suicide Squad. This animated movie stars the classic Squad, with Deadshot, Harley Quinn and Captain Boomerang, along with some new faces. They are tasked with retrieving a mystical object from the hands of a tyrant, […]

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Charts and That

23rd January 2018

Welcome back to another edition of Charts and That where we look at what’s popular with the kids and such in games, music and movies. This week we’re going to kick things off with music. Eminem and Ed Sheeran still hold the top spot with River, followed by Ramz and Ed Sheeran. Have a look […]

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Transformers Up for Razzy

23rd January 2018

2017 has been dubbed as the year of recycling according to the Razzies. Transformers is but one of the awful movies up for recognition. According to the organisers of the awards ceremony, 87 of last years top 100 movies were ‘sequels, remakes, or rip-offs’. Most of them were nominated for Razzies, with Transformers: The Last […]

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Film Review: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

21st January 2018

2.5/5 Filling the shoes of Robin Williams’ 1995 Jumanji was never going to be an easy task, despite the fact that the audience for 2017/18’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel would be a completely different generation. So, for that reason, we’re going to be kind to the sequel based on the fact that the […]

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Latest Tomb Raider Trailer is Here

21st January 2018

2018’s attempt at a video-game movie is incoming, with Tomb Raider getting a new trailer, showing Lara Croft digging up the past. Releasing in March, Alicia Vikander will star as the iconic character, as she explores tombs (duh), fights bad guys and falls over a lot. The first trailer was released in September, which took […]

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The Greatest Showman: Review

21st January 2018

As a movie that spends a heap of its runtime exploring the distinction between authentic and fake, I’m sure The Greatest Showman will appreciate me being in two minds which side of the ring this musical fantasy falls. On the one hand, the film never really managed to trapeze over the initial hurdle of sucking me […]

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Spawn Movie ‘More R-Rated Than Deadpool’

18th January 2018

What better time to revitalize Todd McFarlane’s Spawn than in an age where R-rated movies actually make lots of money? Comic book legend and Spawn creator Todd McFarlane has been trying for years now to get a movie depicting his iconic hero Spawn on the ground. Last year, it was reported that Blumhouse Film, the […]

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Fantastic Beasts 2 First Images Released

17th January 2018

After the success of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in 2016, it proved that there can be more movies about the magical world without  Harry Potter. In the sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, we see the returning cast of characters, featuring young Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law), Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp), Newt […]

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Flashpoint To be Directed by Spider-Man Writers

17th January 2018

DC’s cinematic universe hangs in the balance currently, with three movies scheduled, but in various stages. Flashpoint being one of them. The standalone Flash movie, which will focus on the Flashpoint comic books, has already lost two directors, but has reportedly found replacements. The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter, that John Francis Daley and […]

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Star Wars: The Last Misogynist

17th January 2018

Some man online thought things would be a bit better if all the main female parts weren’t there in TLJ, in what we’re calling The Last Misogynist. This one person cut out the majority of the female parts in the movie. This reduced the run time to about 46 minutes total. The film’s cast responded […]

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Gotham By Gaslight

New Gotham By Gaslight Clip

17th January 2018

DC’s next animated, Gotham By Gaslight movie comes out next month on DVD and Blu-Ray. But until then, we have one more clip to show. Gotham By Gaslight will be based on the 1989 comic, set in an alternate DC universe. In a Victorian-era Gotham City, Bruce Wayne has been falsely blamed for the murders […]

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Grand Theft Auto V

Charts and That

16th January 2018

Hello there and welcome back to Charts and That! We have another few lists of movies, games and music! Grand Theft Auto V, Darkest Hour and Ed Sheeran dominate this week! We’ll start with games this week, where not much has shifted. Grand Theft Auto V has taken the top spot from FIFA 18 with very […]

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Justice League: Dark – Film Review

12th January 2018

Remember ages ago, we shared a promo for Justice League: Dark? Well, I had a watch and have come to a verdict. Read on my friend. Magic is something of a mystery when it comes to comics. There are plenty of famous characters who hold powers beyond just super-powers. Magic has been a force in […]

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Black Panther

Advance Ticket Sales Sore for Black Panther

12th January 2018

Advance sales for Disney-Marvel’s Black Panther are the highest for any Marvel movie, topping the likes of Civil War within 24 hours. Sales launched at the beginning of the week for the February bound movie. Out of most of the Marvel movies to date, this has been the most anticipated, clearly. Chadwick Boseman stars as […]

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Margot Robbie’s I, Tonya Troubles

11th January 2018

Margot Robbie is up for a Bafta for her performance in I, Tonya, the story of Tonya Harding, during the rise and fall of her career. The Suicide Squad star spoke to a bunch of magazines about the strain the role put on her as a person. From 5am starts, to punching a co-star in […]

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Venom: First Official Image

11th January 2018

While Sony may have given Spider-Man to Marvel studios, they still retained the rights to some of Spidey’s villains. Venom being one of them. The first official image from the film has been released, showing om Hardy as reporter Eddie Brock. It’s not the most exciting image, however if it’s a prelude for what is […]

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Black Widow Movie in the Works

11th January 2018

The one question we’ve all asked about Marvel Studios is, where is the Black Widow movie? Well, after finding a writer, we might be one step closer. Variety reports that marvel has now found a writer for the project, Jac Schaeffer. The movie is still in the ‘very early’ stages of development. More importantly, Marvel […]

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The plague of cinematic universes: Fox

10th January 2018

In a way, 20th Century Fox had the bare bones of shared continuity all the way back in the year 2000 with the release of the first film featuring the X-men, characters purchased from Marvel in the 1990s. Their only mistake was that, distinct from the now familiar Marvel formula, where a run of solo […]

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Charts and That

9th January 2018

Hello there and welcome back to the latest Charts and That, your home for lists of stuff that’s popular and such. We’re also rather vague. First up, films! Looks like the UK followed suit when it comes to Jumanji. The blockbuster recently took over The Last Jedi in the US and it seems to have […]

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Black Panther

The Latest Black Panther Teaser is Sick

9th January 2018

Airing on ESPN last night, the latest look at Black Panther sees our man T’Challa leaping over cars, throwing dudes around and generally being cool. Andy Serkis is introduced as the films primary antagonist, as Ulysses Klaue, an arms dealer working out of South Africa. He has a vendetta against Panther and the rest of […]

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The Baftas are Coming!

9th January 2018

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is leading the way in this years Baftas, with 12 nominations in total and a whole lot more. The fantasy romance shows the growing relationship between a janitor, played by Sally Hawkins and an amphibious creature being held in captivity. Other nominations include Darkest Hour, Three Billboards Outside […]

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Film Review: Patriots Day

9th January 2018

4/5 The Boston Marathon bombings were difficult to stomach on 15th April 2013. The Western World faced bombings for, what it felt like for my generation, the first time. It was the first time we were old enough to interpret what was going on: we were just one when the Twin Towers fell and only […]

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Disney ‘Making-Up’ Actors to Look Arabian

8th January 2018

Disney has admitted to ‘making-up’ some white actors on set of Aladdin for them to blend into Asian crowd scenes for its upcoming reboot. The company said they filled background performer roles with white people ‘only in a handful of instances when it was a matter of specialty skills, safety and control.’ 32-year-old Kaushal Odedra […]

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Jumanji Beats Star Wars at Box Office

8th January 2018

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has lost its top spot in the charts, with Jumanji taking over. The movie stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan. For the weekend of the 5-7th January, Disney’s sci-fi blockbuster made approximately $23 million, finishing third. No.1 in the US was Sony’s Jumanji reboot, which made […]

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Film Review: All the Money in the World

8th January 2018

2.5/5 All the Money in the World hit cinemas in the UK with a head-start after garnering much press attention towards the latter end of 2017 following its abandonment of shamed Hollywood star Kevin Spacey. Director Ridley Scott cut Spacey from the film weeks before it was released and re-filmed all of his parts with […]

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Netflix Greenlights Bright Sequel

5th January 2018

Despite the incredibly low Metacritic score and the general distaste among viewers, David Ayer’s Bright, is getting a sequel. The Netflix original released on 22nd December, to universal criticism. It shows a world where fantasy creatures and humans co-exist in modern times. Will Smith stars as a cop, who ends up being partnered with an […]

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DC Gets New Leadership From Horror Producer

5th January 2018

Warner Bros is changing things up once again for DC films, after Justice League failed to hit the mark. This will be the second mix up in the past two years. It was revealed in December that Jon Berg and Geoff Johns were being replaced as the heads of the DC Entertainment films division. Producer […]

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