Category Film

Film Review: THE LAST MOVIE STAR

THE LAST MOVIE STAR

THE LAST MOVIE STAR has its heart in the right place but never really finds the warmth needed to make it memorable

Even if you weren’t around in the 70s or 80s, you’re sure to know the name Burt Reynolds. With box office hits like DELIVERANCE (1972), THE LONGEST YARD (1974) and SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT (1977) to his name, Reynolds seemed an unstoppable force in Hollywood for almost two decades...

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What’s On This Week in Manchester

Madagascar The Musical

Looking for something to keep you entertained this week? Check out the latest film, theatre and music events on in Manchester this week from 13 to 19 August 2018

As the British heatwave comes to an end and Manchester sees some welcome rain and a not-so-welcome drop in temperature, you may be wondering what to do with yourself this week? Well, fear not, because there are plenty of events on in the North West this week to keep you entertained, from new film releases to all-singing, all-dancing mu...

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Film Review: THE EQUALIZER 2

Denzel Washington in THE EQUALIZER 2 (2018).

Denzel Washington in THE EQUALIZER 2 (2018). © Sony Pictures 2018

While THE EQUALIZER 2 offers a more compelling and higher stakes story than its predecessor, its slow pace and weak script means it ultimately fails to find its footing

It’s fair to say that the original THE EQUALIZER was a bit of a surprise hit. The 2014 film which follows a former C.I.A. operative turned vigilante, took an impressive $192 million at the box office...

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ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Review: spite its fast-and-loose narrative, ANT-MAN AND THE WASP makes for a fresh and worthwhile breather in the dark Marvel universe

Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly in Ant-Man and the Wasp

Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly in ANT-MAN AND THE WASP. © Marvel Studios 2018

Despite its fast-and-loose narrative, ANT-MAN AND THE WASP makes for a fresh and worthwhile breather in the dark Marvel universe

After the huge implications of AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, Marvel could only go one way with their next release – small, of course...

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Film Review – MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE FALLOUT

Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible - Fallout

Like a fine wine, the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE franchise just seems to get better with age with MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE FALLOUT upping the ante both in terms of overall look and action

Considering MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE is now on its sixth outing, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the film franchise is sure to be running out of steam but in the case of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE FALLOUT, the opposite is true...

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Film Review: MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN

Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, and Amanda Seyfried in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)

Christine Baranski, Julie Walters & Amanda Seyfried in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again © Universal Pictures

Full of love, life and song, MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN outshines the original in almost every way

It’s been a decade since the original MAMMA MIA! hit cinema screens. The 2008 musical rom-com, based on the 1999 musical of the same name, fast became a fan favourite grossing $615 million at the box office to become the fifth highest-grossing film of 2008...

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Film Review: BOOK CLUB

Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, and Mary Steenburgen in BOOK CLUB

Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton & Mary Steenburgen in BOOK CLUB © 2018 Paramount Pictures

Despite its talented cast, BOOK CLUB ultimately fails to deliver on its initial promise

With the final film in the Fifty Shades trilogy heading to DVD next month, a new film about the phenomenon itself hits UK cinemas screens this June.

BOOK CLUB tells the story of four, 60-something friends who meet monthly to discuss books, men and more...

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THAT GOOD NIGHT Film Review: Sir John Hurt packs an emotional punch with his final leading role in THAT GOOD NIGHT

Sir John Hurt in THAT GOOD NIGHT

Despite its tired and conventional narrative, Sir John Hurt packs an emotional punch with his final leading role in THAT GOOD NIGHT

Sir John Hurt’s final leading role in THAT GOOD NIGHT packs a quiet emotional pathos for many reasons...

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Behind The Scenes as a Red Carpet Reporter

Actress Emma Stone on the red carpet at the 61st BFI London Film Festival.

The red carpet at the 2017 BFI London Film Festival. Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for BFI

What it’s like to be a Red Carpet Reporter at the London Film Festival

If you’ve ever been to a film festival, you’ll know the energy on red carpet is palpable. The talent posing for photos, the fans screaming, the flashing of lights and the scrum of journalists waiting for interviews...

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Intricate, profound and incredibly moving, Lino Escalera goes straight for the heart in her compelling debut CAN’T SAY GOODBYE

Film Still from CAN'T SAY GOODBYE

Lino Escalera delivers a compelling, thought-provoking and deeply moving debut CAN’T SAY GOODBYE

Lino Escalera goes straight for the heart in her compelling debut CAN’T SAY GOODBYE, a yielding family drama about two daughters struggling to come to terms with their father’s impending death.

CAN’T SAY GOODBYE tells the story of Carla, a self-destructive woman, who receives an unexpected call from her sister Blanca...

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