Category Film

Film Review: Nightcrawler

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Jake Gyllenhaal stars in Dan Gilroy’s chilling thriller

Last weekend, as I sat amongst plethora of film bloggers and movie critics, the film on everyone’s lips was Nightcrawler. Dan Gilroy’s satirical thriller about the media’s exploitation of human suffering is hyped as one of this year’s must-see films of the year… and it’s not hard to understand why. 

Nightcrawler tells the story of Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal), an opportunist young man who is desperate for work...

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Film Review: The Imitation Game

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Benedict Cumberbatch brings British mathematician Alan Turing to life in The Imitation Game

60 years after his tragic death in 1954, codebreaker Alan Turing’s extraordinary story is finally being told to the world in The Imitation Game, a stunning new historical thriller starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kiera Knightey.

To coincide with its European premiere at the 58th BFI London Film Festival, I was treated to an exclusive sneak preview of the most eagerly anticipated film of the year, and ...

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Film Review: What We Did On Our Holiday

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David Tennant and Rosamund Pike star in British comedy from the creators of Outnumbered

Fans of hit BBC show Outnumbered will enjoy What We Did On Our Holiday, a new BBC comedy film starring David Tennant, Rosamund Pike and Billy Connolly.

Written and directed by Outnumbered creators Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, What We Did On Our Holiday follows Doug (David Tennant) and Abi McLeod (Rosamund Pike) as take their three children on a trip to the Scottish Highlands for family birthday party.

In an...

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Top 100 Movies: Gone With The Wind

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1939 epic Civil War romance still king of the movie world

Great movies never grow old which is why Frankly, My Dear has decided to put together a list of our top 100 movies – with a little help from our readers of course.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be reviewing some of our favourite films, from old classics to modern musicals. Kick starting our top 100 movies list is the film that inspired the blog, Gone With The Wind.

Gone With The Wind tells the story of Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh)...

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Film Review: What If

Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan star in What If. Image Credit: CBS Films

Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan star in What If. Image Credit: CBS Films

Move over Hugh Grant, Daniel Radcliffe is in town…

If you’re looking for a charming, witty and lighthearted film to fall in love with this summer, check out Daniel Radcliffe’s new romantic-comedy What If.

Originally titled The F Word, What If tells the story of Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe), a medical school dropout who falls in love with his best friend.

Emotionally fragile after a string of failed relationships, Wallace...

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Film Review: Hercules

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Dwyane Johnson stars as Hercules. Image Credit: Paramount Pictures / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson brings mythical Greek legend to life in Hercules

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson returns to UK cinema screens this week in Hercules, an epic action-adventure film that looks set to rival Pompeii.

Based on the graphic novel, Hercules: The Thracian Wars, the film tells the story of Hercules (Dwayne Johnson), a Greek demigod who is said to be the son of Zeus...

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New Film Trailer: The Penguins of Madagascar

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Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovitch star in Madagascar spin-off

The first official trailer for the Penguins of Madagascar has been released by DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox, featuring an all-star cast including Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovitch.

The new animated film, which is due in cinemas in time for Christmas, is a spin-off from the popular Madagascar series and is tipped to be one of the blockbusters of the year.

The 3D comedy adventure follows fan-favourite penguins Skipper,...

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Film Review: Maleficent is Magnificent

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Angelina Jolie exemplary as the fairy badmother in Maleficent

Disney’s dark and highly anticipated fantasy adventure film, Maleficent, is on general release in UK this weekend and is set to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the year. 

Maleficent tells the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain, the evil fairy from Sleeping Beauty. Once a beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent lived a happy and carefree life in the peaceable forest kingdom...

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Film Review: The Two Faces of January

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Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac delight in gripping tale of greed, murder and jealously

Patricia Highsmith’s tightly-woven thriller The Two Faces of January is on general release in UK cinemas this month, offering movie goers a refreshing break from the contemporary norm.

Deep, dark and dramatic, The Two Faces of January follows the story of Rydal (Oscar Isaac), an American rich kid who is foolishly sucked into a fast unfolding web of deceit, murder and jealously.

Set in Athens i...

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Bank Holiday New Film Releases

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If you’re looking for some entertainment this Bank Holiday weekend, you’ll be pleased to hear that five new films are due for release in UK cinemas this coming Friday.

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The eagerly awaited sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past hits UK cinemas on 23 May.

Hugh Jackman returns as Wolverine and is sent back to the past in a desperate effort to change history. Characters from the original X-Men trilogy and X-Men: First Class join forces in the ultimate battle to save the f...

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