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Joaquin Phoenix to Play The Joker

Joaquin Phoenix to Play The Joker

3-time Oscar nominated actor Joaquin Phoenix looks set to play iconic comic book villain The Joker in an upcoming standalone origins story from Todd Phillips and Martin Scorsese.[...]
What Does the Crystal Mean in Darren Aronofsky’s 'Mother!'?

What Does the Crystal Mean in Darren Aronofsky’s 'Mother!'?

What does the crystal represent in 'Mother!' (2017)? Elizabeth Howlett takes you through her theory about this vital aspect of the controversial Darren Aronofsky film starring Jennifer Lawrence, here.[...]
The Post (2018) Review

The Post (2018) Review

Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' (2018) "abandons obvious extravagance to focus its tightly knit story on the nuggets of wonder we can find in the pursuit of truth, those we consider to be truth seekers, and the very idea of truth itself." Joseph Wade's review...[...]
An Artist's Contributions: Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein

An Artist's Contributions: Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein

Sergei Eisenstein, the father of many modern theories on cinema, is the latest filmmaker to be included in Francesca Militello's An Artist's Contributions series. Take a look at what made him so influential, here.[...]
'Early Man' and 'Maze Runner' Debut Strongly: UK Box Office Report Jan 26-28th 2018

'Early Man' and 'Maze Runner' Debut Strongly: UK Box Office Report Jan 26-28th 2018

All of the top films at the UK box office for the weekend of January 26th to 28th 2018 have been analysed, including new releases 'Early Man' and 'Maze Runner: The Death Cure', in this week's UK Box Office Report.[...]
Darkest Hour (2018) Review

Darkest Hour (2018) Review

'Darkest Hour' (2018) is "so anti-Europe and pro-war that only in 2018 could a film such as this have been made" according to Joseph Wade's review of the Joe Wright movie starring Gary Oldman, available here.[...]
Female Directed Films in 2018: January - March

Female Directed Films in 2018: January - March

Filminine's Vicky Wheeler breaks down the top female-directed films that you should see in January, February and March 2018, including 'A Wrinkle in Time' and 'The Miseducation of Cameron Post', here.[...]
Sky to Offer Original Films in UK

Sky to Offer Original Films in UK

Sky Cinema look set to enter the Original Content game with "5 to 7" releases coming in 2018, including films starring the likes of Pierce Brosnan, Emily Watson, Dave Bautista and Clive Owen. Full story.[...]
Title to 6th 'Mission: Impossible' Movie Revealed

Title to 6th 'Mission: Impossible' Movie Revealed

The full title for 'Mission: Impossible 6' has been revealed by Tom Cruise.[...]
'The Big Sick's' Emily V. Gordon to Adapt 'The Nest' for Amazon

'The Big Sick's' Emily V. Gordon to Adapt 'The Nest' for Amazon

'The Big Sick' screenwriter Emily V. Gordon is set to adapt Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's novel "The Nest" for Amazon Studios. Full details of this movie news story, here...[...]
A New Number 1: UK Box Office Report Jan 19th-21st 2018

A New Number 1: UK Box Office Report Jan 19th-21st 2018

News on 'The Last Jedi' becoming the 5th highest grossing UK box office release of all time, 'Jumanji' becoming the 5th highest grossing Sony movie ever, 'The Greatest Showman' setting records and more.[...]
The 2018 Oscars Nominations - Complete List

The 2018 Oscars Nominations - Complete List

The full list of 2018 Oscars nominees, including several big awards nominations for 'The Shape of Water' and 'Lady Bird'. Full movie news about the Academy Awards 2018 here.[...]
Motley Crue Biopic Casts the Band

Motley Crue Biopic Casts the Band

'Game of Thrones' star Iwan Rheon and 'The Punisher' actor Daniel Webber have rounded out the cast of band mates for Netflix's Motley Crue biopic, 'The Dirt'. Full story...[...]
The 2018 Razzie Nominations

The 2018 Razzie Nominations

The 2018 Razzie Award nominees have been announced, with Jennifer Lawrence & Darren Aronofsky receiving attention for 'Mother!' and 'Transformers: The Last Knight' leading the way in terms of nominations for the very worst of cinema in 2017,[...]
The Bourne Collection Ranked

The Bourne Collection Ranked

All five movies from the 'Bourne' movie franchise, from 'The Bourne Identity' in 2002 to 'Jason Bourne' in 2016, have been ranked from worst to best here at The Film Magazine.[...]
Ken Watanabe Joins 'Detective Pikachu'

Ken Watanabe Joins 'Detective Pikachu'

Oscar nominated Japanese actor Ken Watanabe has become the latest name to join Legendary's live-action 'Pokemon' movie 'Detective Pikachu', joining Ryan Reynolds and more.[...]
'Before Christmas' (2016) Short Film Review

'Before Christmas' (2016) Short Film Review

Sophie Grant has reviewed Chuyao He's short film 'Before Christmas' (2016), "eight-hundred and ninety-six seconds [she] couldn't get back".[...]
Universal Grab Rights to Jessica Chastain, Octavia Spencer Comedy

Universal Grab Rights to Jessica Chastain, Octavia Spencer Comedy

A new holiday season comedy starring Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer has been snapped up by Universal. Full details here.[...]
All Change: UK Box Office Report Jan 12-14th 2018

All Change: UK Box Office Report Jan 12-14th 2018

The UK greeted awards season this week by welcoming 'Darkest Hour' to the top of the box office chart. Check out analysis of the top films, as well as updates on 'The Last Jedi', 'Jumanji' and 'Ferdinand'.[...]
'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Screenwriters to Direct 'Flash'

'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Screenwriters to Direct 'Flash'

The screenwriters behind 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' are set to direct DC's upcoming 'Flash' movie starring Ezra Miller. Full details here.[...]
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017/18) Review

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017/18) Review

Martin McDonagh's 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' (2017/18) is "a standout of the year as regards performance" that "bleeds into your subconscious" with "dictatorial precision". Full review:[...]
Critics' Choice Awards 2018 - The Winners

Critics' Choice Awards 2018 - The Winners

373 critics based in North America have voted to determine the best films of 2017 in their view, with 'The Shape of Water' winning some of the big awards and 'Wonder Woman' winning the Best Action category. Full results here.[...]
The Shape of Water (2017/18) Review

The Shape of Water (2017/18) Review

'The Shape of Water' (2017/18), the new movie from fantasy-horror director Guillermo Del Toro, is a "beautifully crafted whimsical fairy tale" according to Joseph Wade's review of the film.[...]
2018 DGA Awards Nominees

2018 DGA Awards Nominees

Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele are among the Directors Guild of America's choices for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film.[...]
Women Filled Just 18 Percent of Key Behind-the-Camera Roles in 2017's Top Films

Women Filled Just 18 Percent of Key Behind-the-Camera Roles in 2017's Top Films

At just 18 percent of all key behind-the-camera roles and just 11 percent of all directors, the author of the Study of Women in Television and Film has tagged Hollywood as producing "a toxic culture that supported the recent sexual harassment scandals".[...]
'Black Widow' Marvel Movie Sets Writer

'Black Widow' Marvel Movie Sets Writer

The long awaited Black Widow Marvel movie has finally taken a step forward by hiring a writer. Full story here...[...]
A New Chart Topper: UK Box Office Report Jan 5-7th 2018

A New Chart Topper: UK Box Office Report Jan 5-7th 2018

'Jumanji' hits number 1 in the chart, 'Paddington 2' surpasses the £40million mark to become the 5th highest grossing 2017 release and we have information on the debuts of 'Molly's Game' and 'All the Money in the World' in our weekly box office report.[...]
The 2018 EE BAFTA Film Awards Nominees

The 2018 EE BAFTA Film Awards Nominees

The nominees for the 2018 BAFTA Film Awards have been announced, with 'The Shape of Water', 'Dunkirk', 'Darkest Hour', 'Three Billboards' and 'Blade Runner 2049' receiving the most nominations.[...]
Record High Annual Box Office for UK in 2017

Record High Annual Box Office for UK in 2017

The UK set another record high box office accumulation in 2017. Full details, including information on which films earned the most money and where the studios rank, inside.[...]
The 2018 Golden Globe Awards - The Winners

The 2018 Golden Globe Awards - The Winners

The full list of 2018 Golden Globe Film Awards winners as handed out from the Beverly Hilton on Sunday 7th January 2018.[...]
The 2018 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards Winners

The 2018 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards Winners

The official winners of the 2018 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards (AACTAs 2018).[...]
Marvel's Avengers Movies Ranked

Marvel's Avengers Movies Ranked

Every Marvel Studios Avengers movie, from 'Iron Man' to 'Thor: Ragnarok', has been ranked from worst to best. [2018 edition][...]
UK Box Office Dec 29th 2017 - Jan 1st 2017

UK Box Office Dec 29th 2017 - Jan 1st 2017

'The Last Jedi' enters 2018 atop of the UK box office, surpassing 'Beauty and the Beast' to become the no.1 film released in 2017.[...]
The Editor's Selections: Top 10 Films of 2017

The Editor's Selections: Top 10 Films of 2017

The top 10 films of 2017 according to The Film Magazine editor Joseph Wade.[...]
10 of the Worst: Films of 2017

10 of the Worst: Films of 2017

Our picks for the top 10 worst films of the year includes two entries for Michael Fassbender, two sequels and a host of high profile filmmakers. Check out what made the list here.[...]
11 The Film Magazine Articles to Read from 2017

11 The Film Magazine Articles to Read from 2017

11 of our favourite articles from the 2017 calendar year including interviews with filmmakers, a feminist critique of a beloved 2017 sci-fi, a film essay and more. Celebrate our very best, here.[...]
Every 2017 Comic Book Movie Ranked

Every 2017 Comic Book Movie Ranked

Every comic book superhero movie of 2017, including 'The Lego Batman Movie', 'Logan', 'Thor: Ragnarok' and 'Justice League', has been ranked from worst to best in this end of year edition of Ranked.[...]
Three Heart-Warming Christmas Classics to Re-Watch This Christmas

Three Heart-Warming Christmas Classics to Re-Watch This Christmas

Francesca Militello presents three Christmas classics that you should watch to get yourself in the festive mood this holiday.[...]
UK Box Office Report Dec 15-17th 2017

UK Box Office Report Dec 15-17th 2017

'Star Wars; The Last Jedi' hit a landmark total in its opening weekend at the UK box office. Find out why its £28million total was so remarkable as we look at this week's chart and begin to predict the annual top 5 in this week's box office report.[...]
The Disney/Fox Merger: All You Need to Know

The Disney/Fox Merger: All You Need to Know

All you need to know about Disney's $52.4billion purchase of 21st Century Fox, including how it benefits the Murdochs and how it effects you.[...]
UK Box Office Report Dec 8-10th 2017

UK Box Office Report Dec 8-10th 2017

'The Disaster Artist' fails to break the top 5 as the UK Box Office prepares for 'The Last Jedi', with news on 'Justice League' financials, the possibility of a 'Daddy's Home 3' & the entire top 15 chart, here.[...]
Jennifer Lawrence to Star in Luca Guadagnino's 'Burial Rites'

Jennifer Lawrence to Star in Luca Guadagnino's 'Burial Rites'

Jennifer Lawrence is set to team up with 'Call Me By Your Name' director Luca Guadagnino for a new movie based on Hannah Kent's novel "Burial Rites". Full story...[...]
The 2018 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards Nominees

The 2018 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards Nominees

'Call Me By Your Name', 'Lady Bird' & 'Three Billboards' lead the nominations for the 2018 AACTA International Awards, in a list that includes the likes of 'Logan' and 'Get Out'. The full list here.[...]
The 2018 Golden Globe Awards - The Film Nominees

The 2018 Golden Globe Awards - The Film Nominees

'The Shape of Water' and 'The Disaster Artist' have been honoured by the Golden Globes as they headline this year's nominees. The full list is available here.[...]
The British Independent Film Awards 2017 - The Winners

The British Independent Film Awards 2017 - The Winners

'Lady Macbeth' and 'God's Own Country' were the biggest winners at the 2017 British Independent Film Awards. Read the full list of winners here.[...]
The European Film Awards 2017 - The Winners

The European Film Awards 2017 - The Winners

A full list of all of the awards winners at this year's European Film Awards 2017.[...]
Dexter Fletcher Replaces Bryan Singer on 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Dexter Fletcher Replaces Bryan Singer on 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels' star, and the director of 'Eddie the Eagle, Dexter Fletcher has replaced recently fired Bryan Singer as the director of upcoming Queen biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.[...]
Ryan Reynolds to Star in 'Detective Pikachu'

Ryan Reynolds to Star in 'Detective Pikachu'

Ryan Reynolds has signed on to star in the upcoming live-action 'Pokemon' movie 'Detective Pikachu. Full details here.[...]
'Logan' Director James Mangold to Direct Patty Hearst Drama

'Logan' Director James Mangold to Direct Patty Hearst Drama

'Logan' director James Mangold is set to tackle the real-life kidnapping of Patty Hearst for Fox 2000, and looks set to name Elle Fanning as his lead.[...]
UK Box Office Report December 1st-3rd 2017

UK Box Office Report December 1st-3rd 2017

'Thor: Ragnarok' officially becomes the 5th top grossing film of the year in the UK while 'Paddington 2' continues its success story and 'The Disaster Artist' performs well in limited release previews, in our Box Office Report.[...]
Bryan Singer Fired from Queen Biopic

Bryan Singer Fired from Queen Biopic

20th Century Fox have fired 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer from the set of their Queen biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody', citing "on-set chaos".[...]
'Hellboy' Reboot Gets 2019 Release Date

'Hellboy' Reboot Gets 2019 Release Date

Lionsgate's 'Hellboy' reboot, which is set to star David Harbour as the titular character alongside Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane and Daniel Dae Kim, has been given a release date.[...]
Live-Action 'Pokemon' Movie Casts Lead

Live-Action 'Pokemon' Movie Casts Lead

'Big Little Lies' actress Kathryn Newton has been cast in one of the lead roles in the upcoming silver screen 'Pokemon' live-action adaptation, 'Detective Pikachu'.[...]
Live-Action 'Mulan' Reboot Casts Lead

Live-Action 'Mulan' Reboot Casts Lead

Disney have cast Chinese actress Crystal Liu as the titular hero in their upcoming live-action remake of the classic animated title 'Mulan'.[...]
UK Box Office Report November 24-26 2017

UK Box Office Report November 24-26 2017

This week in the UK Box Office Report: the reason for the surprise return of Disney favourite 'Frozen' to the chart, more on Polish cinema becoming more powerful & 'Daddy's Home 2' topping the chart.[...]
McFly Bassist Dougie Poynter Begins Filming on 'Kat and the Band'

McFly Bassist Dougie Poynter Begins Filming on 'Kat and the Band'

Dougie Poynter begins filming for 'Kat and the Band', a British independent film from Boudica Films, a company with a passion for making female-centred films. Full story...[...]
Anna Kendrick to Star in New Chris Morris Comedy

Anna Kendrick to Star in New Chris Morris Comedy

Details surrounding the 2nd film from 'Four Lions' director Chris Morris have been kept secret by Film4 and the film's producers, but we can finally confirm the movie's central cast.[...]
Justice League (2017) Review

Justice League (2017) Review

'Justice League', starring Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot, is "one of the largest blends of bad ideas put to screen in 2017" according to Joseph Wade's review of the DC Comics adaptation.[...]
Jude Law in Talks to Join 'Captain Marvel'

Jude Law in Talks to Join 'Captain Marvel'

Jude Law looks set to join Brie Larson, Ben Mandelsohn and Samuel L. Jackson on the cast of the MCU's first female-led superhero movie 'Captain Marvel'.[...]
Falsified (2017) Short Film Review

Falsified (2017) Short Film Review

Short film 'Falsified' (2017), from screenwriter-actor Ashley Tabatabai and director Stefan Fairlamb, is "a little too unsure of itself to be what it is clear that the film could potentially be" according to Joseph Wade's review.[...]
UK Box Office Report November 17-19th 2017

UK Box Office Report November 17-19th 2017

Did you know that 'Justice League' may have debuted at number 1 in the UK box office chart this week, but that it's only the 6th biggest superhero film of 2017? Information on this and more damming statistics in Joseph Wade's box office report.[...]
An Introduction to Italian Neorealism - Essay

An Introduction to Italian Neorealism - Essay

Francesca Militello outlines the famous film movement of Italian Neorealism in this introductory essay complete with suggestions on what to watch and why.[...]
Lizzy Caplan in Talks To Join 'Gambit'

Lizzy Caplan in Talks To Join 'Gambit'

Lizzy Caplan looks set to join Channing Tatum on 'X-Men' spin-off 'Gambit', from 'Pirates of the Caribbean' director Gore Verbinsky.[...]
Astrid Goldsmith on Mock Duck Studios, Tackling Stop-Motion Animation and Her 8 Year Journey to Short Film 'Squirrel Island'

Astrid Goldsmith on Mock Duck Studios, Tackling Stop-Motion Animation and Her 8 Year Journey to Short Film 'Squirrel Island'

'Squirrel Island' director Astrid Goldsmith sat down with us for an interview regarding her 8 year journey to the short film's release.[...]
Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern, Adam Driver Join Noah Baumbach Film

Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern, Adam Driver Join Noah Baumbach Film

Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern and Adam Driver have been cast in the latest Netflix movie from 'The Meyerowitz Stories' and 'Frances Ha' director Noah Baumbach.[...]
10 Picks from ASFF 2017

10 Picks from ASFF 2017

The Film Magazine selects 10 short films from the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017 that you must see, from 'NEON' to 'Squirrel Island' and beyond.[...]
Paddington 2 (2017) Review

Paddington 2 (2017) Review

Luke Whitticase of Whitty Stuff has described the UK Box Office smash hit 'Paddington 2' as "an absolute delight; an utterly charming storybook adventure". The review...[...]
UK Box Office Report November 10-12th 2017

UK Box Office Report November 10-12th 2017

'Paddington 2' shot to the top of a competitive UK Box Office Chart this week. Joseph Wade outlines its impact and the less than impressive performances of a few films elsewhere in this week's Box Office Report.[...]
Illumination Ent. To Make a Super Mario Movie

Illumination Ent. To Make a Super Mario Movie

The animation studio behind 'Minions', Illumination Entertainment, could be set to bring Nintendo character Super Mario back to the silver screen. Full story here.[...]
Experiencing Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017

Experiencing Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017

The TFM team took to York for the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017 this past week. Joseph Wade writes about the experience, describing it as "one of the friendliest and most respectable festivals on the circuit".[...]
Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017 - The Winners

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017 - The Winners

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017 official winners selection, as decided by Aesthetica's 12 person panel.[...]
The 2017 British Independent Film Awards Nominees

The 2017 British Independent Film Awards Nominees

A full list of all of the 2017 British Independent Film Awards nominees.[...]
UK Box Office Report October 27-29th 2017

UK Box Office Report October 27-29th 2017

This week's Box Office Report features an analysis of the success being had by 'Thor: Ragnarok' in comparison to other superhero films as well as notes on the success of 'The Death of Stalin'.[...]
5 Classic Horror Films to See This Halloween

5 Classic Horror Films to See This Halloween

Struggling for a choice of horror film to watch this Halloween? These 5 classic horror films from 1960 and earlier may be of some interest...[...]
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Review

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Review

'Thor: Ragnarok' (2017) is "undeniably the funniest Marvel movie yet" according to Joseph Wade's review of Taika Waitit's Marvel movie starring Chris Hemsworth & Cate Blanchett.[...]
Why 'Halloween III: Season of the Witch' Didn't Feature Michael Myers and Why We Should Give It Another Chance

Why 'Halloween III: Season of the Witch' Didn't Feature Michael Myers and Why We Should Give It Another Chance

Why was 'Halloween III: Season of the Witch' absent of its franchise villain Michael Myers? James Cullen explains, and creates a case for reconsidering III's quality, in this special feature.[...]
The Snowman (2017) Review

The Snowman (2017) Review

New Jo Nesbø movie adaptation, 'The Snowman' (2017) starring Michael Fassbender, is "an ineptly made mess" according to Cold Coffee Press writer Stephen Porzio in his review.[...]
Evil Dead (1981) A Retrospective Review

Evil Dead (1981) A Retrospective Review

Sam Raimi's 'Evil Dead' (1981) is the "heart and charm" of horror filmmaking according to Katie Doyle in her retrospective review of the horror classic, available here.[...]
Jamie Foxx To Play Black Panthers Leader in New Film

Jamie Foxx To Play Black Panthers Leader in New Film

Jamie Foxx joins Anthony Mackie and Elizabeth Banks in Signal Hill Scandal drama, 'Signal Hill'. Full details here.[...]
The 7 Best Halloween Films For People Who Don't Like Horror Movies

The 7 Best Halloween Films For People Who Don't Like Horror Movies

Sometimes Halloween is better without jump scares and murderous dolls, so James Cullen has presented a week's worth of festive gems for those who are looking to avoid the horror genre.[...]
10 Great Alternative Film Costumes to Inspire You This Halloween

10 Great Alternative Film Costumes to Inspire You This Halloween

10 alternative film-inspired costume ideas to use this Halloween, as presented by Sophie Grant.[...]
The Wachowski Sibling Movies Ranked

The Wachowski Sibling Movies Ranked

Each of the Wachowski siblings' movies, including 'The Matrix', 'Speed Racer' & 'Cloud Atlas' have been ranked from worst to best.[...]
UK Box Office Report October 13-15th 2017

UK Box Office Report October 13-15th 2017

'Botoks' surprises everyone by landing a top 5 spot in the UK Box Office chart this week. Joseph Wade focuses his analysis on its success and makes comparisons between 'LEGO Ninjago' and older Lego movies.[...]
'Star Trek' Movies Ranked

'Star Trek' Movies Ranked

All 13 'Star Trek' feature-length cinematic releases have been ranked from worst to best by Katie Doyle, here.[...]
The Meyerowitz Stories (2017) Review

The Meyerowitz Stories (2017) Review

The latest Netflix release, 'The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)', from 'Frances Ha' director Noah Baumbach and starring Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler & Dustin Hoffman, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade.[...]
IT (2017) Review

IT (2017) Review

'IT' (2017), directed by Andy Muschietti, is a box office hit but is it a good horror movie? Take a look in our review by Holly Bowler.[...]
Mini Productions' April Kelley and Sara Huxley Discuss Industry Sexism, Getting an Indie Made and Acting On A Dream - Interview

Mini Productions' April Kelley and Sara Huxley Discuss Industry Sexism, Getting an Indie Made and Acting On A Dream - Interview

April Kelley and Sara Huxley of Mini Productions discuss gender inequality, being British filmmakers, the success of short films 'Annie Waits' and 'Edith', and their new project Acting on a Dream in this exclusive interview.[...]
'Beetlejuice 2' Gets New Writer

'Beetlejuice 2' Gets New Writer

'Beetlejuice 2' could finally be under development. 'Rememory' screenwriter Mike Vukadinovich has joined the KatzSmith Productions/Warner Bros. project to write a script.[...]
Fox, Locksmith Unveil 'Ron's Gone Wrong'

Fox, Locksmith Unveil 'Ron's Gone Wrong'

UK-based production house Locksmith Animation have announced their first film in their partnership with 20th Century Fox, 'Ron's Gone Wrong'. Full details here.[...]
Blade Runner 2049: Why is the Female Body the Future’s Prop?

Blade Runner 2049: Why is the Female Body the Future’s Prop?

Why is the female body the future's prop in 'Blade Runner 2049'? Alex Morden Osborne offers her critique of the Denis Villeneuve sci-fi movie here.[...]
UK Box Office Report October 6-8th 2017

UK Box Office Report October 6-8th 2017

Full UK Box Office Report - 'Blade Runner 2049' fails to outshine its 2016 counterpart as 'Dunkirk' finally bows out of the top 15 and 'IT' sets a landmark for the year.[...]
Will Smith, Tom Holland to Star in 'Spies in Disguise' Animation

Will Smith, Tom Holland to Star in 'Spies in Disguise' Animation

Blue Sky Studios' next animated film release 'Spies in Disguise' will pair Will Smith and Tom Holland together. Full details here.[...]
Blue Sky Studios Films Ranked

Blue Sky Studios Films Ranked

Blue Sky Studios have brought the likes of 'Ice Age', 'Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears A Who!' and 'Rio' to the big screen. We rank all 11 of their releases here.[...]
'Bob's Burgers' Movie Set for 2020

'Bob's Burgers' Movie Set for 2020

A 'Bob's Burgers' movie is set to hit screens via 20th Century Fox in July of 2019. Full details here.[...]
UK Box Office Report September 29th-October 1st 2017

UK Box Office Report September 29th-October 1st 2017

'Goodbye Christopher Robin' and 'Victoria & Abdul' are flying the flag for British independent film, it seems 'Mother!' won't be a financial failure after all, and 'IT' is about to overtake a Marvel juggernaut, in this week's box office report.[...]
Kate Winslet Joins 'Avatar' Universe

Kate Winslet Joins 'Avatar' Universe

Kate Winslet looks set to star in the upcoming 'Avatar' sequels, reuniting the actress with 'Titanic' director James Cameron for the first time in 20 years.[...]
Sebastiano Riso a Victim of Homophobic Assault

Sebastiano Riso a Victim of Homophobic Assault

Sebastiano Riso, the director of new Italian movie 'A Family' was the victim of a homosexual assault in Rome on Monday. Full details and the director's statement, here.[...]
Jared Leto to Play Hugh Heffner

Jared Leto to Play Hugh Heffner

Jared Leto is set to play Playboy founder Hugh Heffner in a biopic from 'X-Men: The Last Stand' (2006) director Brett Ratner. Full details...[...]
"Gender Bias at All Levels" in Film Industry Says European Human Rights Body

"Gender Bias at All Levels" in Film Industry Says European Human Rights Body

The Council of Europe has called for "practical solutions" to "conscious and unconscious gender bias at all levels" of the film industry in an official recommendation to European governments and corporations.[...]
Sony Planning 'Men In Black' Spin-Off

Sony Planning 'Men In Black' Spin-Off

Sony Pictures are fast-tracking a 'Men In Black' spin-off, with a release date already confirmed for 2019. Full details here.[...]
JJ Abrams to Direct 'Your Name' Live-Action Adaptation

JJ Abrams to Direct 'Your Name' Live-Action Adaptation

Paramount have struck a deal with J.J. Abrams that will see the 'Star Wars: Episode IX' director helm a live-action adaptation of Japanese anime 'Your Name'.[...]
Official Selection Announced for Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017

Official Selection Announced for Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017

Introducing the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017's official selection. Get all of the information you need, here.[...]
Lord and Miller to Direct 'Artemis'

Lord and Miller to Direct 'Artemis'

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are to direct the 20th Century Fox film adaptation of Andy Weir's next novel "Artemis".[...]
Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese Teaming for Theodore Roosevelt Biopic

Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese Teaming for Theodore Roosevelt Biopic

Martin Scorsese is to direct a Theodore Roosevelt biopic that will star Leonardo DiCaprio. Details...[...]
UK Box Office Report September 22nd-24th 2017

UK Box Office Report September 22nd-24th 2017

A special look at the impact of 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' and 'IT' at the September box office, as well as more on the continued success of 'Dunkirk' in this week's box office report.[...]
John Cena and Kumail Nanjiani to Star in Buddy Cop Comedy

John Cena and Kumail Nanjiani to Star in Buddy Cop Comedy

John Cena is set to team up with 'The Big Sick' star Kumail Nanjiani for a new buddy cop comedy from the director of 'Zombieland'.[...]
Andy Garcia Joins 'Mamma Mia!' Sequel

Andy Garcia Joins 'Mamma Mia!' Sequel

Andy Garcia is joining the cast of 2008's 'Mamma Mia!' for the sequel 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again'. Full details here.[...]
Mother! (2017) Review

Mother! (2017) Review

'Mother!', one of this year's most controversial movies - from Darren Aronofsky and starring Jennifer Lawrence - has been reviewed as 'having elements that are no less than spectacular' by Joseph Wade.[...]
M. Night Shyamalan's 'Glass' Adds Two Actors

M. Night Shyamalan's 'Glass' Adds Two Actors

M. Night Shyamalan's new film 'Glass' is coming together nicely. Today it announced two new cast members.[...]
20th Century Fox Enters Partnership With UK-Based Locksmith Animation

20th Century Fox Enters Partnership With UK-Based Locksmith Animation

UK-based animators Locksmith Animators have signed a long-term production deal with 20th Century Fox that will see a film released by them every year to 18 months.[...]
Mark Wahlberg to Star in 'Instant Family'

Mark Wahlberg to Star in 'Instant Family'

Paramount are re-teaming Mark Wahlberg and his 'Daddy's Home' director Sean Anders for a new family comedy titled 'Instant Family'.[...]
UK Box Office Report September 15th-17th 2017

UK Box Office Report September 15th-17th 2017

Analysis on the how's, why's and what's of this past weekend's UK box office top 15, as provided by Joseph Wade.[...]
How the TV Renaissance Has Helped Film Actors

How the TV Renaissance Has Helped Film Actors

What was once a death nail to any film actor's career now seems like a more enticing proposition as film actors embrace tv, giving the small screen a bigger draw and changing the industry.[...]
Jamie Lee Curtis Returning to 'Halloween' Franchise

Jamie Lee Curtis Returning to 'Halloween' Franchise

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to the 'Halloween' franchise for a fifth time in a new movie from David Gordon Green and Danny McBride due for release in 2018.[...]
The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Review

The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Review

'The Hitman's Bodyguard' (2017), one of this Summer's chart-topping action movies - starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson - has been reviewed by Joseph Wade.[...]
JJ Abrams to Direct 'Star Wars IX'

JJ Abrams to Direct 'Star Wars IX'

J.J. Abrams has officially been unveiled as the producer, screenwriter and director of 'Star Wars: Episode IX'.[...]
UK Box Office Report September 8th-10th 2017

UK Box Office Report September 8th-10th 2017

This week's UK Box Office report, featuring news on a British independent film being doomed to fail financially and a revival of box office fortunes courtesy of 'IT' making its debut.[...]
'47 Meters Down' Sequel Announced

'47 Meters Down' Sequel Announced

A sequel to '47 Meters Down', the US's most popular independent film of 2017, has been announced, with its screenwriter-director set to return.[...]
Gavin O'Connor to Direct 'Suicide Squad 2'

Gavin O'Connor to Direct 'Suicide Squad 2'

Warner Bros and DC have finally found their director for 'Suicide Squad 2', hiring 'Warrior' and 'The Accountant' director Gavin O'Connor. Full details here...[...]
Colin Trevorrow No Longer Directing 'Star Wars IX'

Colin Trevorrow No Longer Directing 'Star Wars IX'

Disney and Lucasfilm have released a joint statement announcing the departure of 'Star Wars Episode IX' director Colin Trevorrow just 4 months before filming is scheduled to begin.[...]
Gary Oldman to Star In 'Mary' from 'American Horror Story' Director

Gary Oldman to Star In 'Mary' from 'American Horror Story' Director

Gary Oldman has joined 'Mary', a new supernatural thriller from 'American Horror Story' director Michael Goi by way of Tucker Tooley Entertainment and eOne.[...]
5 Films To See in September 2017
Sam Rockwell to Play George W. Bush in 'Cheney'

Sam Rockwell to Play George W. Bush in 'Cheney'

Sam Rockwell is set to play former US President George W. Bush in a biopic about his former vice-president Dick Cheney from 'The Big Short' director Adam McKay. Full details...[...]
Fox to Push 'War for the Planet of the Apes' for Best Picture Oscar

Fox to Push 'War for the Planet of the Apes' for Best Picture Oscar

20th Century Fox are beginning a campaign to get 'War for the Planet of the Apes' nominated for Best Picture at the 2018 Academy Awards. Full details here.[...]
Lily Collins Joins J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic 'Tolkien'

Lily Collins Joins J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic 'Tolkien'

The Nicholas Hoult starring JRR Tolkien biopic just cast Lily Collins as the "Lord of the Rings" author's great love Edith Bratt.[...]
You've Been Watching 'Signs' Wrong

You've Been Watching 'Signs' Wrong

A 'Signs' alternative theory. Could the aliens in 'Signs' really be angels or demons? Joseph Wade takes you through the facts...[...]
US Cinema Attendance Lowest Since WWII This Weekend

US Cinema Attendance Lowest Since WWII This Weekend

The North American box office fell to its lowest attendance figure since World War II this past weekend, a certified disaster for the film industry.[...]
Ed Skrein Exits 'Hellboy' Reboot

Ed Skrein Exits 'Hellboy' Reboot

Ed Skrein has exited 'Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen' amidst a backlash against his casting as a character historically presented as being of Asian heritage.[...]
Tobe Hooper Passes Away

Tobe Hooper Passes Away

Tobe Hooper, the director of the original 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre' (1974) has passed away.[...]
Top 10 Movies of 2007

Top 10 Movies of 2007

With the likes of Paul Thomas Anderson, the Coen brothers and David Fincher at work, 2007 was a stellar year for film. Here are the top 10 movies from 2007.[...]
Joker and Harley Quinn Movie In the Works

Joker and Harley Quinn Movie In the Works

Jared Leto and Margot Robbie to play The Joker and Harley Quinn in the characters' own movie from 'This Is Us' directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.[...]
David Oyelowo Joins 'Chaos Walking'

David Oyelowo Joins 'Chaos Walking'

'Selma' star David Oyelowo has joined Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland and Nick Jonas on the cast of Doug Liman's 'Chaos Walking'.[...]
Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth Join 'Bad Times At the El Royale'

Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth Join 'Bad Times At the El Royale'

Jeff Bridges and Chris Hemsworth are in final negotiations to join the case of the latest film from 'The Cabin in the Woods' director Drew Goddard.[...]
Alone in Berlin (2016) Review

Alone in Berlin (2016) Review

'Alone in Berlin' (2016), Vincent Pérez's Hans Fallada novel adaptation starring Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson, Uwe Preuss and Daniel Brühl, has been reviewed by Francesca Militello.[...]
Joker Origins Movie Being Developed

Joker Origins Movie Being Developed

Details have emerged of a plan to bring a Joker origin story to the big screen via Todd Phillips, Scott Silver and Martin Scorsese, but not Jared Leto. Details...[...]
Ed Skrein Joins 'Hellboy' Reboot

Ed Skrein Joins 'Hellboy' Reboot

'Deadpool' star Ed Skrein becomes the latest actor to join the cast of the 'Hellboy' reboot.[...]
'The Equalizer 2' Casts Villain

'The Equalizer 2' Casts Villain

'Narcos' star Pedro Pascal will star opposite a returning Denzel Washington in 'The Equalizer 2'. Full details here.[...]
'Bohemian Rhapsody' Queen Movie Casts Band Members

'Bohemian Rhapsody' Queen Movie Casts Band Members

Bryan Singer's upcoming Queen biopic just filled out its band, with Rami Malek set to lead. Full details here.[...]
'Shaft' Reboot Casts Lead

'Shaft' Reboot Casts Lead

The 'Shaft' reboot has cast 'Independence Day: Resurgence' star Jessie T. Usher as its star with a familiar name set to return.[...]
Top 5 Moments from 'The Dark Crystal' (1982)

Top 5 Moments from 'The Dark Crystal' (1982)

Katie Doyle counts down the Top 5 moments from Jim Henson and Frank Oz's cult classic 'The Dark Crystal' (1982).[...]
Alan Arkin Joins Live-Action 'Dumbo'

Alan Arkin Joins Live-Action 'Dumbo'

Oscar winner Alan Arkin has joined the cast of Tim Burton's live-action Disney re-imagining of 'Dumbo' (1941).[...]
Standalone Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie In the Works

Standalone Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie In the Works

Stephen Daldry could take the reins for an Obi-Wan Kenobi centred 'Star Wars' movie, reports suggest. Full story here.[...]
Emma Stone Officially World's Highest-Paid Actress

Emma Stone Officially World's Highest-Paid Actress

Emma Stone has followed critical success in 'La La Land' with financial success, topping Forbes' list of highest-paid actresses for the first time.[...]
Sasha Lane Joins 'Hellboy' Reboot

Sasha Lane Joins 'Hellboy' Reboot

'American Honey' star Sasha Lane has become the latest name to be added to the cast of Lionsgate/Millennium Films' 'Hellboy' reboot. Full details here.[...]
Anya Taylor-Joy Joins 'Nosferatu' Remake

Anya Taylor-Joy Joins 'Nosferatu' Remake

The 'Nosferatu' remake is gathering steam as Studio 8, Chris and Eleanor Columbus, and Robert Eggers add Anya Taylor-Joy to the cast.[...]
'Deadpool 2' Stunt Woman Dies

'Deadpool 2' Stunt Woman Dies

'Deadpool 2' stunt woman and female road racer Joi "SJ" Harris has passed away following an on-set motorcycle accident.[...]
2017's Biggest Box Office Hit You Haven't Heard Of

2017's Biggest Box Office Hit You Haven't Heard Of

The 2017 box office is getting eaten up by a recent release you've probably never heard of. Here are all the facts and figures...[...]
Donald Sutherland Joins 'Ad Astra'

Donald Sutherland Joins 'Ad Astra'

Donald Sutherland becomes the latest actor to sign on to star in upcoming sci-fi epic 'Ad Astra'.[...]
Nick Jonas Joins 'Chaos Walking'

Nick Jonas Joins 'Chaos Walking'

Nick Jonas is joining a Charlie Kaufman adaptation of a Patrick Ness novel that is set to star Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley, among others. Full details here.[...]
Tim Miller Adapting "Neuromancer"

Tim Miller Adapting "Neuromancer"

'Deadpool' director Tim Miller will team with 'X-Men' producer Simon Kinberg and 20th Century Fox to bring "Neuromancer" to the big screen.[...]
John Bailey Elected Academy President

John Bailey Elected Academy President

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have appointed famed cinematographer John Bailey as President.[...]
Milla Jovovich Joins 'Hellboy' Reboot

Milla Jovovich Joins 'Hellboy' Reboot

Milla Jovovich will play the titular villain in the upcoming David Harbour starring reboot of 'Hellboy'. Full details here.[...]
Alfre Woodard Completes Live-Action 'The Lion King' Cast

Alfre Woodard Completes Live-Action 'The Lion King' Cast

Alfre Woodard joins Jon Favreau's live-action 'The Lion King' Disney movie, rounding out the cast of central characters. Full details here.[...]
Ruth Negga Added To 'Ad Astra' Starring Brad Pitt

Ruth Negga Added To 'Ad Astra' Starring Brad Pitt

'Loving' star Ruth Negga is joining Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones on 'Ad Astra', a sci-fi film from 'The Lost City of Z' director James Gray.[...]
Disney Cast Jafar for Live-Action 'Aladdin'

Disney Cast Jafar for Live-Action 'Aladdin'

Guy Ritchie and Disney have settled on their choice for Jafar in their upcoming live-action 'Aladdin' film, adding former SNL talent Nasim Pedrad to the mix, too.[...]
Richard Madden Joins Netflix's 'Ibiza'

Richard Madden Joins Netflix's 'Ibiza'

'Game of Thrones' star Richard Madden has joined Gillian Jacobs in Netflix's party comedy 'Ibiza', which is set to be produced by Will Ferrell.[...]
5 Films To See In August 2017

5 Films To See In August 2017

From beautifully shot action films to the truest of indies and all the way through to life-changing documentaries and potential Oscar contenders, here are our 5 films to see in cinemas this month.[...]
Hayley Atwell Joins 'Christopher Robin'

Hayley Atwell Joins 'Christopher Robin'

'Agent Carter' star Hayley Atwell has joined Ewan McGregor on the cast of Disney's live-action 'Christopher Robin' Winnie the Pooh movie.[...]
'Star Wars Episode IX' To Get Rewrite

'Star Wars Episode IX' To Get Rewrite

Lucasfilm have hired a new writer to rewrite 'Star Wars - Episode IX', and may have the story to 'Episode VIII' changed despite post-production already being underway. Full story.[...]
Ian McShane Joins 'Hellboy' Reboot

Ian McShane Joins 'Hellboy' Reboot

'Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen' adds Ian McShane as David Harbour's Hellboy Professor Broom.[...]
John Cena Joins 'Transformers' Spin-Off 'Bumblebee'

John Cena Joins 'Transformers' Spin-Off 'Bumblebee'

WWE star John Cena has joined 'Transformers' spin-off 'Bumblebee'. Set to star opposite Hailee Steinfeld for Paramount Pictures.[...]
Sam Shepard Has Passed Away

Sam Shepard Has Passed Away

Oscar-nominated actor Sam Shepard has passed away aged 73 following complication with ALS. Full story...[...]
47 Meters Down (2017) Review

47 Meters Down (2017) Review

'47 Meters Down', starring Mandy Moore and Claire Holt, and directed by Johannes Roberts, has been reviewed by Sophie Grant using our 24 point scale. Where did it rank? Take a look...[...]
Bryce Dallas Howard to Make Directorial Debut

Bryce Dallas Howard to Make Directorial Debut

'Jurassic World' star Bryce Dallas Howard is set to make her directorial debut with 'Sorta Like a Rockstar'. Full details here.[...]
Warner Bros. Planning Oscar Campaign for 'Wonder Woman', Patty Jenkins

Warner Bros. Planning Oscar Campaign for 'Wonder Woman', Patty Jenkins

Could 'Wonder Woman' become the first superhero film ever nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars? Warner Bros. are planning on just that. Full story...[...]
Aaron Taylor-Johnson Joins 'Outlaw King'

Aaron Taylor-Johnson Joins 'Outlaw King'

Aaron Taylor-Johnson has joined Chris Pine in Netflix's historical epic about Scotland's attempts to free themselves of English rule in the 14th century. Full details here.[...]
James Ponsoldt Movies Ranked

James Ponsoldt Movies Ranked

Every James Ponsoldt film, from 'Off the Black' (2006) to 'The Circle' (2017), ranked from worst to best in the latest edition of Ranked by Joseph Wade.[...]
Hurricane (2016) Short Film Review

Hurricane (2016) Short Film Review

Christiano Dias' short film 'Hurricane' (2016) starring Lisa Roumain, Corey Page and David Jay is "a film of great quality". Read more...[...]
Doctor Doom Movie Being Developed by Noah Hawley

Doctor Doom Movie Being Developed by Noah Hawley

Fox look set to revisit their 'Fantastic Four' franchise once again, this time with 'Legion' creator Noah Hawley taking the reins. Full details.[...]
Anne Hathaway To Star In '02'

Anne Hathaway To Star In '02'

Anne Hathaway is set to produce and star in an original sci-fi movie titled '02'. Full details here.[...]
The Circle (2017) Review

The Circle (2017) Review

'The Circle' Review: James Ponsoldt directs Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega and more in this technology conscious film.[...]
'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' Remake in the Works

'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' Remake in the Works

'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' is set to be remade by Warner Bros via producer John Davis in what will be its fifth iteration. Full story...[...]
BFI Luminous Announces £50,000 Bursary

BFI Luminous Announces £50,000 Bursary

The British Film Institute, via a judging panel including Tom Hooper, will reward a 50 thousand pound bursary at BFI Luminous.[...]
'Catfish' Directors to Make 'Mega Man' Movie

'Catfish' Directors to Make 'Mega Man' Movie

The screenwriter-director-producers of 'Catfish' look set to be 20th Century Fox's choice of creative minds behind their planned "Mega Man" movie. Full details.[...]
The Beguiled (2017) Review

The Beguiled (2017) Review

"Instantly grabbing", Sofia Coppola's 'The Beguiled' (2017) starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Colin Farrell "is very much about women as individuals and a collective". Our review.[...]
George Romero Dies At 77

George Romero Dies At 77

'Night of the Living Dead' director George A. Romero has died aged 77 following a short battle with lung cancer.[...]
'Aladdin' Finally Casts Leads

'Aladdin' Finally Casts Leads

Disney have finally cast Aladdin and Jasmine for their live-action 'Aladdin' remake, and have confirmed that Will Smith will also play the Genie. Full story here.[...]
DiCaprio to Star in New Scorsese Film

DiCaprio to Star in New Scorsese Film

Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are teaming up again for a new film based on a novel from "The Lost City of Z" author David Grann.[...]
Baby Driver (2017) Review

Baby Driver (2017) Review

Edgar Wright's 'Baby Driver' (2017) has been described by Joseph Wade as 'La La Land on wheels' in his review of this hugely successful film from the director of 'Shaun of the Dead' and 'Hot Fuzz'.[...]
5 Reasons Why I Love The Grand Budapest Hotel

5 Reasons Why I Love The Grand Budapest Hotel

5 reasons Lee Royle loves Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' and believes that you should love the movie too.[...]
Ollie Madden New Film4 Head

Ollie Madden New Film4 Head

Film4 replace outgoing head of creative Rose Garnett with Kudos executive producer Ollie Madden and take Cassandra Carias on board from eOne. Full story.[...]
Top 10 Ridley Scott Movies

Top 10 Ridley Scott Movies

Ridley Scott has released 24 films in his 40 year feature-length career. Here are his top 10.[...]
Tarantino's Next Movie to Tackle Manson Murders

Tarantino's Next Movie to Tackle Manson Murders

Quentin Tarantino will tackle the real-life subject of the Manson Murders in his next feature film.[...]
Renée Zellweger, Others Join 'Best Day of My Life'

Renée Zellweger, Others Join 'Best Day of My Life'

Renée Zellweger heads up a loaded list of additions to a new Sarah Jessica Parker romantic drama titled 'Best Day of My Life'. Full details here.[...]
UK Box Office Chart - July 7-9 2017

UK Box Office Chart - July 7-9 2017

'Spider-Man: Homecoming' swings into the Top 5 of the UK Box Office Charts with a debut less impressive than 'Despicable Me 3's' debut last week. See how much each film made, where they were charted and which films made up the rest of the top 5 in this 43 second video! [...]
TIFF Unveils $3Million Campaign To Support Female Filmmakers

TIFF Unveils $3Million Campaign To Support Female Filmmakers

The Toronto International Film Festival have launched Share Her Journey, a $3million pledge supporting female filmmakers & education in equality and gender identity within film.[...]
The 6 Billion Dollar Threat to Hollywood

The 6 Billion Dollar Threat to Hollywood

The advances of Video on Demand service Netflix into the realms of original programming and film distribution offers a very real threat to Hollywood. Lee Royle explores.[...]
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Review

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Review

"Marvel have certainly put their best foot forward in reigniting the Spider-Man character" according to Joseph Wade in his spoiler-free review of 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' (2017) starring Tom Holland.[...]
The Dark Crystal and Why 80s Nostalgia Can Be Good

The Dark Crystal and Why 80s Nostalgia Can Be Good

Katie Doyle presents why she feels the reemergence of 'The Dark Crystal' via Netflix signifies the positive side of this decade's 80s nostalgia trip.[...]
Ken Loach: Brexit Will Be Troublesome for Filmmakers

Ken Loach: Brexit Will Be Troublesome for Filmmakers

Ken Loach has used his platform as a winner at the Karlovy Vary film festival to show his concern about British film in the upcoming post-Brexit landscape.[...]
Every Dreamworks Animation Movie Ranked

Every Dreamworks Animation Movie Ranked

All 35 Dreamworks Animation movies, from 'Antz' to 'Captain Underpants', 'Shrek' to 'How to Train Your Dragon', have been ranked from worst to best in this special article.[...]
Short Film Review: Becoming Undead II (2013)

Short Film Review: Becoming Undead II (2013)

Ron Purtee's short film 'Becoming Undead II' has been reviewed by James Cullen.[...]
5 Films To See in July (2017)

5 Films To See in July (2017)

In the height of summer blockbuster season with oceans of movies to choose from, it can get quite hard picking the best of the bunch. Don't worry, we've got your back. Here are 5 films to see in July...[...]
BFI Launch Future Film Skills Initiative with £20m Investment

BFI Launch Future Film Skills Initiative with £20m Investment

The British Film Institute have launched a Future Film Skills initiative with the aim of diversifying and enhancing the British film industry, as supported by Lucasfilm.[...]
Warner Bros Developing 'The Accountant' Sequel
Han Solo Movie Directors Exit

Han Solo Movie Directors Exit

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have departed LucasFilm's Han Solo 'Star Wars' spin-off less than a year before it's due to be released.[...]
Daniel Day-Lewis Quits Acting

Daniel Day-Lewis Quits Acting

3-time Oscar winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis has announced that is to quit acting following the release of his next film.[...]
The Mummy (2017) Review

The Mummy (2017) Review

Universal's Dark Universe has kicked off with 'The Mummy' (2017) starring Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe, a movie described as being "like a bad Mission: Impossible film with zombies", in our review.[...]
UK Box Office Chart: 2nd-4th June 2017

UK Box Office Chart: 2nd-4th June 2017

'Wonder Woman​' and 'Baywatch​' battle it out for no. 1 in a hugely profitable week for the UK Box Office. Could 'Guardians of the Galaxy​ Vol. 2' hang on to a spot in this week's UK Box Office Movies Top 5 Chart?[...]
Zhang Ziyi Joins 'Godzilla: King of Monsters'

Zhang Ziyi Joins 'Godzilla: King of Monsters'

'Hero' and 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' actress Zhang Ziyi joins MonsterVerse movie 'Godzilla: King of Monsters'.[...]
Wonder Woman (2017) Review

Wonder Woman (2017) Review

See where 'Wonder Woman' (2017), directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, ranks on our 24 point scale in Joseph Wade's review of the Warner Bros/DC movie.[...]
Top News of the Week - 4th June 2017

Top News of the Week - 4th June 2017

All of this week's top movie news in 61 seconds including 'Baywatch​' the Box Office Bomb, Warner Bros. Pictures​'s 'MonsterVerse' news, plus stories on Carey Mulligan, Michelle Williams and much more![...]
UK Box Office Chart: 26th-28th May 2017

UK Box Office Chart: 26th-28th May 2017

The Top 5 UK Box Office Movies of the Week 26-28 May 2017. See where 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge' and 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' debut, and just how quickly 'King Arthur' has fell in its second week of release.[...]
'Godzilla 2' Casts Bradley Whitford

'Godzilla 2' Casts Bradley Whitford

Bradley Whitford becomes the latest actor to join the cast of Warner Bros' MonsterVerse movie, 'Godzilla: King of Monsters'.[...]
Charlie Heaton Joins 'New Mutants'

Charlie Heaton Joins 'New Mutants'

'Stranger Things' actor Charlie Heaton has joined the cast of 20th Century Fox's 'X-Men' spin-off 'New Mutants'.[...]
Dirty Books (2016) Short Film Review

Dirty Books (2016) Short Film Review

Katie Doyle considers Zachary Lepierre's 2016 short film 'Dirty Books', starring Noah Bailey, to be "made of some sensational parts" in her movie review.[...]
Top News of the Week - 28th May 2017

Top News of the Week - 28th May 2017

This week we said goodbye to former James Bond actor Roger Moore, saw a change at the helm of the upcoming 'Justice League' movie, some huge Sony & Fox Marvel movie news, and a host of animated movie news, plus much more! See all of this film news in 60 seconds or so, here.[...]
Cannes 2017 Award Winners
What Jack Built (2015) Short Film Review

What Jack Built (2015) Short Film Review

Matthew Mahler's 'What Jack Built' (2015) short film is "a swing and a miss for all involved" according to Joseph Wade's review.[...]
Gina Prince-Bythewood to Direct 'Silver and Black' 'Spider-Man' Spin-Off

Gina Prince-Bythewood to Direct 'Silver and Black' 'Spider-Man' Spin-Off

Gina Prince-Bythewood, the woman behind 'The Secret Life of Bees', will direct Sony's 'Spider-Man' spin-off 'Silver and Black'.[...]
Roger Moore Has Passed Away

Roger Moore Has Passed Away

Sir Roger Moore has passed away aged 89 following a short battle with cancer.[...]
Zack Snyder Departs 'Justice League'

Zack Snyder Departs 'Justice League'

Zack Snyder has departed 'Justice League', set for release in 2017, and has handed the reins to 'The Avengers' director Joss Whedon.[...]
Here Lies Joe (2016) Short Film Review

Here Lies Joe (2016) Short Film Review

Mark Battle's 'Here Lies Joe' (2016), a short film about a man's struggle with depression, is "poignant and raw" according to James Cullen's review.[...]
Tom Hardy Is Venom

Tom Hardy Is Venom

Tom Hardy has been confirmed to be the next Venom. Full story on his casting and the standalone movie's likely director, here.[...]
Angela Bassett Joins 'Mission: Impossible 6'

Angela Bassett Joins 'Mission: Impossible 6'

'American Horror Story' actress Angela Bassett has joined Tom Cruise on 'Mission: Impossible 6'.[...]
Moore to Make 'Fahrenheit 11/9' Documentary on Trump

Moore to Make 'Fahrenheit 11/9' Documentary on Trump

Michael Moore is teaming with Harvey Weinstein to bring 'Fahrenheit 11/9' to the screen: a film about the controversy of Donald Trump's US presidency.[...]
UK Box Office Chart: 12th-14th May 2017

UK Box Office Chart: 12th-14th May 2017

Ridley Scott's 'Alien: Covenant' heads straight to the top of the UK Box Office Chart as 'Beauty and the Beast' falls out of the top five for the first time in its 9 week run. See which films made the cut and how much each of them made, here.[...]
Top News of the Week - 14th May 2017

Top News of the Week - 14th May 2017

We've got 'Hellboy'​, 'X-Men', James McAvoy, Margot Robbie, 'Avatar' and more of the top movie news stories of the week in this week's 61 second video![...]
Adam Devine, Liam Hemsworth Join 'Isn't It Romantic'

Adam Devine, Liam Hemsworth Join 'Isn't It Romantic'

Liam Hemsworth and Adam Devine have been cast as love interests of Rebel Wilson in an upcoming rom-com titled' Isn't It Romantic'.[...]
Anya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams Join 'New Mutants'

Anya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams Join 'New Mutants'

The young female stars of 'Split' and 'Games of Thrones, Anya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams, are the first names on Fox's X-Men spin-off 'New Mutants' cast list.[...]
Three Join 'Party of the Century'

Three Join 'Party of the Century'

Josh Gad, Chloë Grace Moretz and Jack O'Connell are to star in 'Party of the Century', a movie about Truman Capote's Black and White Ball.[...]
Cliff Curtis Cast as Lead Actor for 'Avatar' Sequels

Cliff Curtis Cast as Lead Actor for 'Avatar' Sequels

'Fear the Walking Dead' star Cliff Curtis has joined the cast of James Cameron's 'Avatar' sequels.[...]
'Hellboy' Reboot in the Works

'Hellboy' Reboot in the Works

Millennium Films are rebooting the 'Hellboy' franchise without Guillermo Del Toro, and are looking to 'Stranger Things' actor David Harbour to play the lead.[...]
Toni Erdmann (2016/17) Review

Toni Erdmann (2016/17) Review

Foreign Language Film BAFTA winner & Oscar nominee 'Toni Erdmann' (2016/17), a movie about a father using comedy to reconnect with his estranged daughter, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade.[...]
Top News of the Week - 7th May 2017

Top News of the Week - 7th May 2017

All of the week's top movie news from a new charitable partnership between Stella Artois and Women in Film, to 'I, Daniel Blake' director Ken Loach attacking the BBC for its coverage of the UK's General Election, to casting news for Melissa McCarthy, Tom Felton, Clive Owen, Christina Hendricks, and much more in 61 seconds (or less).[...]
Annie Waits (2017) Short Film Review

Annie Waits (2017) Short Film Review

Marnie Paxton's 'Annie Waits' (2017) short film is "honest, sex-clad, female-driven cinema that so admirably represents the in-between members of Generation Y", according to Joseph Wade's review.[...]
Women In Film and Stella Artois Partner For $100,000 In Grants

Women In Film and Stella Artois Partner For $100,000 In Grants

Stella Artois are partnering with Women In Film to donate $100,000 in grants for socially conscious movies by and/or about women. Full details here.[...]
'Armageddon' Screenwriter to Write 'Gears of War' Film

'Armageddon' Screenwriter to Write 'Gears of War' Film

'Armageddon' and 'Alien vs. Predator: Requiem' screenwriter Shane Salerno has been hired by Universal to write their 'Gears of War' movie.[...]
'Total Performance' (2015) Short Film Review

'Total Performance' (2015) Short Film Review

Sean Meehan's short film 'Total Performance' (2015) presents "an original concept we can all appreciate" according to Sophie Grant in her review.[...]
Ken Loach Dubs BBC's Political Bias "Disgusting"

Ken Loach Dubs BBC's Political Bias "Disgusting"

Veteran filmmaker, and director of 'I, Daniel Blake', Ken Loach has openly criticised the BBC for "disgusting... unbelievable" political bias.[...]
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Review

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Review

Out spoiler-free review of James Gunn's 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' (2017) starring Chris Pratt and gang, describes it as "a romp of an adventure". Read it here.[...]
David Fincher to Direct 'World War Z 2'

David Fincher to Direct 'World War Z 2'

David Fincher and Brad Pitt look set to team up on the big screen again, this time with the sequel to 'World War Z'.[...]
Ewan McGregor In Talks to Star in 'Christopher Robin'

Ewan McGregor In Talks to Star in 'Christopher Robin'

Disney's live-action Christopher Robin movie may have just signed 'T2: Trainspotting' star Ewan McGregor to play the titular character.[...]
'Split' Sequel Announced

'Split' Sequel Announced

M. Night Shyamalan has confirmed that a sequel to his surprise hit movie 'Split' will be released in 2019. Warning: spoilers ahead![...]
Jeff Goldblum Joins 'Jurassic World' Sequel

Jeff Goldblum Joins 'Jurassic World' Sequel

Jeff Golblum's Dr. Ian Malcolm looks set to return to the 'Jurassic Park' universe in the 'Jurassic World' sequel.[...]
Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner In Talks to Voice Timon and Pumbaa

Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner In Talks to Voice Timon and Pumbaa

Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen could be the new Timon and Pumba in Jon Favreau's 'Lion King' remake.[...]
TriStar to Release Vince McMahon Biopic

TriStar to Release Vince McMahon Biopic

A biopic on the WWE's eccentric owner Vince McMahon is set to land at TriStar. Full details here.[...]
Top News of the Week - 23rd April 2017

Top News of the Week - 23rd April 2017

Find out the latest Disney and Marvel news, how much the 8th 'Fast and Furious' film made in its opening weekend, the planned spin-offs to the action franchise, and some huge casting news on Rosamund Pike, Amy Schumer, Michael Shannon & Michael B. Jordan. Oh, and the release dates of all four 'Avatar' sequels (in 61 seconds).[...]
'Hell Or High Water' Director to Reunite Chris Pine and Ben Foster for New Film

'Hell Or High Water' Director to Reunite Chris Pine and Ben Foster for New Film

Chris Pine and Ben Foster are set to be reunited by their 'Hell or High Water' director David Mackenzie for a Netflix movie about Robert the Bruce, King of Scots.[...]
JJ Abrams Directed Movies Ranked

JJ Abrams Directed Movies Ranked

From 'Mission: Impossible' to 'Star Trek' to 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', JJ Abrams' directed movies ranked (from worst to best), here.[...]
'Dark Phoenix' X-Men Movie Announced

'Dark Phoenix' X-Men Movie Announced

The next 'X-Men' movie has been confirmed as 'Dark Phoenix' and will look to rewrite 'X-Men: The Last Stand' with Sophie Turner as Jean Grey.[...]
UK Box Office Results Apr 14-16 2017
Top News of the Week - 16th April 2017

Top News of the Week - 16th April 2017

A new Dumbledore is cast, the 'Aquaman' and 'Deadpool' casts expand, there's news on the futures of General Leia in the 'Star Wars' franchise and the 'Escape Plan' franchise, plus Cumberbatch, Woodley, Teller, Peter Jackson & even more (in 60 seconds or so...)[...]
Katie Doyle's 'Movies I Had A Religious/Spiritual Experience With' 2.5 - The Miracle Maker
'Captain Marvel' Directors Chosen

'Captain Marvel' Directors Chosen

The directors of 'Mississippi Grind' and 'Half Nelson' have been announced as the directors of 'Captain Marvel'.[...]
Will Smith In Talks to Play Genie in Live-Action 'Aladdin'

Will Smith In Talks to Play Genie in Live-Action 'Aladdin'

Will Smith could be about to portray one of the most iconic classic Disney characters of all time in Guy Ritchie's live-action 'Aladdin' movie.[...]
Every Zack Snyder Movie Ranked

Every Zack Snyder Movie Ranked

Every movie from 'Batman v Superman', 'Watchmen' and '300' director Zack Snyder has been ranked from worst to best, here.[...]
Edith (2016) Short Film Review

Edith (2016) Short Film Review

'Edith' (2016), a Mini Productions short film directed by 'Cemetery Junction' star Christian Cooke and starring Peter Mullan, is " an emotionally stirring 15 minutes of cinema that has enough about it to move even the most hardened of film goers".[...]
James Gunn Will Write/Direct 'Guardians 3'

James Gunn Will Write/Direct 'Guardians 3'

Writer-director James Gunn has confirmed that he'll return to the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' franchise for a third film.[...]
How Robin Williams Affected Millennials

How Robin Williams Affected Millennials

Robin Williams was a legend, but to millennials he was something more. Hear about it straight from the horses mouth in Catherine Giggal's special piece.[...]
UK Box Office Results Apr 7-9 2017

UK Box Office Results Apr 7-9 2017

See which movie knocked Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' off the top of the UK Box Office Chart after 3 weeks at number 1, and over £50million in Box Office takings, in this week's Top 5 UK Box Office Movies.[...]
Jude Law to Play Dumbledore in 'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel

Jude Law to Play Dumbledore in 'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel

Jude Law has been officially announced as the next actor to play Dumbledore, signing to play the famous fictional wizard in 'Fantastic Beasts 2'.[...]
Josh Brolin To Play Cable in 'Deadpool 2'

Josh Brolin To Play Cable in 'Deadpool 2'

Josh Brolin has signed on to do 4 'Deadpool' films as Cable.[...]
The Fate of the Furious (2017) Review

The Fate of the Furious (2017) Review

"Movies this fun are truly hard to come by these days" according to Joseph Wade in his review of 'The Fate of the Furious (2017) starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron and Jason Statham.[...]
Going In Style (2017) Review

Going In Style (2017) Review

'Going In Style' (2017), the OAP heist movie starring Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin, and directed by Zach Braff, is a "paint by the numbers movie" according to Joseph Wade in his review.[...]
Top News of the Week - 9th April 2017

Top News of the Week - 9th April 2017

We cover the passing of Mr. Potato Head actor Don Rickles, 'The Walking Dead' star Jeffrey Dean Morgan joining The Rock in a movie, Christian Bale, Armie Hammer & Jeremy Renner casting news, Sylvester Stallone and 'The Expendables 4' & even more![...]
INDOOR AIR (2014) Short Film Review

INDOOR AIR (2014) Short Film Review

Ron Purtee's short film thriller - 'Indoor Air' (2014) - is "a stirring short thriller" according to Joseph Wade in his review.[...]
BFI Creates New Diversity Role

BFI Creates New Diversity Role

The British Film Institute have unveiled a new role of 'Head of Diversity' with a former social housing provider set to fill it.[...]
UK Box Office Results Mar 31 - Apr 2 2017

UK Box Office Results Mar 31 - Apr 2 2017

Could 'Ghost In The Shell​' or 'The Smurfs​: The Lost Village' dethrone Disney​'s powerhouse 'Beauty and the Beast' on this week's UK Box Office chart?[...]
Top News of the Week - 2nd April 2017

Top News of the Week - 2nd April 2017

We've got casting news regarding Channing Tatum​, Oscar Isaac​, Logan Lerman​ and Andrew Garfield, plus info on Wreck-It Ralph​'s sequel, a 'Batgirl' movie and more.[...]
The Simpsons Movie (2007) Flash Review

The Simpsons Movie (2007) Flash Review

Nearly 10 years removed from 'The Simpsons Movie' (2007), James Cullen looks back on the film with this flash review.[...]
Shia LaBeouf War Thriller Sells Only One Ticket in the UK

Shia LaBeouf War Thriller Sells Only One Ticket in the UK

The latest film starring Shia LaBeouf has earned barely enough to cover the sale of one ticket upon its release in the UK. Full details here.[...]
This World We Live In (2017) Short Film Review

This World We Live In (2017) Short Film Review

"It is movies like 'This World We Live in' that we need more than ever" according to Katie Doyle in her review of Gage Oxley's LGBT+ short film about a young man's battle to uncover his sexuality in an oppressive society.[...]
The Great Gatsby (2013) Review

The Great Gatsby (2013) Review

'The Great Gatsby' (2013), Baz Luhrmann's F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan, has been reviewed by Francesca Militello.[...]
UK Box Office Results Mar 24-26 2017

UK Box Office Results Mar 24-26 2017

See where 'Power Rangers' debuted in the UK Weekend Box Office charts with our top 5 UK Box Office films of the weekend March 24th to 26th. Could 'Beauty and the Beast' be dethroned?[...]
Joss Whedon to Direct 'Batgirl'?

Joss Whedon to Direct 'Batgirl'?

Marvel's 'Avengers' (2012) screenwriter-director Joss Whedon looks set to become the man DC turn to in order to bring 'Batgirl' to the big screen.[...]
MERCS (2017) Short Film Review

MERCS (2017) Short Film Review

Short film 'MERCS' (2017), directed by Michael Morris, is "an admirable attempt at an idea way too large for its budget and skill sets", according to Joseph Wade in his review.[...]
'Fast and Furious' 1-7 Ranked

'Fast and Furious' 1-7 Ranked

Every 'Fast and Furious' film, starring the likes of Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, has been ranked from worst to best by Joseph Wade.[...]
Should 'Fifty Shades of Grey' be Considered a Feminist Franchise?

Should 'Fifty Shades of Grey' be Considered a Feminist Franchise?

Sophie Grant sets out to answer the question everyone's been asking for years... Should the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' be considered a feminist franchise?[...]
Top News of the Week - 26th March 2017

Top News of the Week - 26th March 2017

This week: All of the week's top movie news including Steve Carell​, Nicole Kidman​ & Amy Schumer​ teaming up for a dramedy, a world record year for Box Office takings and the next roles for Brie Larson and Robert Downey Jr​ (all in 61 seconds...)[...]
UK Box Office Results Mar 17-19

UK Box Office Results Mar 17-19

'Beauty and the Beast' has smashed the competition, earning nearly ten times the amount of its closest competitor in its opening weekend, with its 3 day total equalling the entirety of 'Logan's' 3 week run in the UK. The Top 5 UK Box Office Films during the weekend of 17-19 March 2017...[...]
Top News of the Week - 19th March 2017

Top News of the Week - 19th March 2017

The top movie news of the week includes reboots for 'The Matrix' and 'The Fly', a new writer for 'Suicide Squad 2', the next project for the 'Logan' director, Tom Hardy, Henry Cavill, Emily Blunt and more (in about a minute)![...]
Fate (2016) Short Film Review

Fate (2016) Short Film Review

Short film 'Fate' (2016), from director Chris Hallas, is "a well constructed cautionary tale pushed each step of the way by its meritorious screenplay" according to Joseph Wade in his review.[...]
1984 (1984) Review

1984 (1984) Review

'1984', Michael Radford's adaptation of George Orwell's famous novel, "is an important film because of its ageless quality" according to Katie Doyle in her review.[...]
The Russo Brothers to Team With The Daniels for New Film

The Russo Brothers to Team With The Daniels for New Film

The directors of 'Captain America: Civil War' are set to team with the directors of 'Swiss Army Man' for a new film. Full details here.[...]
Global Box Office Reaches Record High of $38.6Billion for 2016

Global Box Office Reaches Record High of $38.6Billion for 2016

The MPAA has released statistics that show the global box office has risen to a record high $38.6billion for 2016.[...]
Robert Downey, Jr. is the Next Dr. Dolittle

Robert Downey, Jr. is the Next Dr. Dolittle

Marvel's Iron Man is set to play a famous animal talking character not seen since Eddie Murphy's portrayal in the early 2000s.[...]
Every X-Men Movie Ranked

Every X-Men Movie Ranked

All 10 live-action 'X-Men' franchise movies have been ranked from worst to best by our editor in chief, Joseph Wade.[...]
Henry Cavill Joins 'Mission: Impossible 6'

Henry Cavill Joins 'Mission: Impossible 6'

Henry Cavill, Warner Bros' Man of Steel, is heading to Paramount to join the cast of 'Mission: Impossible 6'. Full details here.[...]
Beauty and the Beast (2017) Review

Beauty and the Beast (2017) Review

Disney's remake of their "tale as old as time", 'Beauty and the Beast' starring Emma Watson, has been described by Becca Seghini as "visually pleasing and full of nostalgia" in her review.[...]
Tom Hardy Starring in 'War Party'

Tom Hardy Starring in 'War Party'

Tom Hardy looks set to follow up Christopher Nolan's war movie 'Dunkirk' with a similar film from Andrew Dominik that looks set to be bought by Netflix.[...]
UK Box Office Results Mar 10-12

UK Box Office Results Mar 10-12

Weekly UK Box Office Report: A strong debut for 'Kong: Skull Island' and the first Top 5 list to not include 'Sing' since the animation was released in January.[...]
Top News of the Week - 12th March 2017

Top News of the Week - 12th March 2017

Some huge Disney​ news on the latest Pixar​ project and Tim Burton's 'Dumbo', the first image from 'Jurassic World 2' and much more in 61 seconds courtesy of our new intro![...]
Logan (2017) Review

Logan (2017) Review

'Logan' (2017) "is challenging and emotional more than it is exciting and awe-inspiring in the best of ways" according to Joseph Wade in his review.[...]
'The Matrix' Reboot to be Made

'The Matrix' Reboot to be Made

Warner Bros are in the early stages of planning for a reboot of 1999's 'The Matrix', with the screenwriter of 'The Avengers' set to doctor the original script.[...]
'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' (2011) Sequel Announced

'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' (2011) Sequel Announced

A sequel to David Fincher's English-language version of 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' has been announced by Sony, but it won't be directed by Fincher nor star Rooney Mara.[...]
Weiner (2016) Review

Weiner (2016) Review

Former US Congressman Anthony Weiner, who resigned when explicit pictures were posted publicly, is documented in the midst of his run for New York mayor in this documentary reviewed by Joseph Wade.[...]
UK Box Office Results Mar 3-5

UK Box Office Results Mar 3-5

The UK's Box Office results for the weekend of March the 3rd to March the 5th.[...]
3rd 'Tron' Movie May Star Jared Leto

3rd 'Tron' Movie May Star Jared Leto

Jared Leto could be the face of a revitalised 'Tron' franchise from Disney. Full story here.[...]
UK Weekend Box Office Results Feb 24-26

UK Weekend Box Office Results Feb 24-26

This week's UK Box Office results including 'Hidden Figures' debuting in the Top 5, and a 3rd 1&2 spot in a row for 'The LEGO Batman Movie' and 'Fifty Shades Darker'.[...]
Top News of the Week - Feb 27th 2017

Top News of the Week - Feb 27th 2017

All of the week's top movie news including the results of the French Cesar Awards, some huge DCEU news, Scorsese heading to Netflix & more![...]
The Evolution of Disney Dads

The Evolution of Disney Dads

What does the interaction a Disney Princess has with her father tell us about how times have changed between 1989 and 2016? James Cullen explores.[...]
Nicholas Hoult Joins 'The Favourite'

Nicholas Hoult Joins 'The Favourite'

Nicholas Hoult joins Emma Stone on the cast of 'The Lobster' director's upcoming period drama 'The Favourite'.[...]
Film as a Political Medium: Propaganda and 'The Triumph of the Will'

Film as a Political Medium: Propaganda and 'The Triumph of the Will'

Nazi propaganda film 'The Triumph of the Will' is analysed for its effectiveness as a documentary and comparisons are drawn to contemporary politics in James Cullen's informative film essay.[...]
New Director of BBC Films Appointed

New Director of BBC Films Appointed

BBC Films have appointed Film4's Rose Garnett as Director after the departure of Christine Langan.[...]
The 89th Academy Awards Winners

The 89th Academy Awards Winners

A roundup of the 89th annual Oscars is available here, including a full list of winners.[...]
The Animation Race 2017

The Animation Race 2017

What you need to know about each of this year's Best Animated Film nominees from the 2017 Oscars, in 'The Animation Race' from Rebecca Seghini.[...]
42nd César Awards Winners

42nd César Awards Winners

The 42nd Annual César Awards - The Results: Xavier Dolan's 'It's Only the End of the World' was heavily favoured in important categories. Full list of winners here.[...]
Hidden Figures (2017) Review

Hidden Figures (2017) Review

'Hidden Figures' (2017), one of the Oscars' Best Picture nominees, telling the tale of some of the black women who took the US to the moon, has been reviewed by Elle Cole.[...]
Matt Reeves to Direct 'The Batman'

Matt Reeves to Direct 'The Batman'

After two weeks of back and forth negotiations, 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' director Matt Reeves has signed on to direct 'The Batman'.[...]
Live-Action 'Nightwing' Movie Announced

Live-Action 'Nightwing' Movie Announced

Warner Bros and DC are set to bring famed DC comics superhero Nightwing to the big screen.[...]
UK Weekend Box Office Results Feb 17-19

UK Weekend Box Office Results Feb 17-19

The results of the UK Box Office for the weekend of February the 17th to the 19th. Could 'Fifty Shades Darker', 'The Great Wall' or 'John Wick: Chapter 2' surpass 'The LEGO Batman Movie'?[...]
Top News of the Week - Feb 19th 2017

Top News of the Week - Feb 19th 2017

All of the week's top movie news including the future of 'The Batman' and 'Suicide Squad', some 'Lion King' casting news, and the BAFTA results.[...]
Donald Glover To Lead 'Lion King'

Donald Glover To Lead 'Lion King'

Donald Glover and James Earl Jones have been announced by director Jon Favreau as two of the central protagonists in Disney's CG remake of 'The Lion King'.[...]
Sing (2016/17) Review

Sing (2016/17) Review

'Sing' (2016/17), the latest animation from Illumination Entertainment starring Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson and a host of star names, has been reviewed by Catherine Giggal, here.[...]
James Cromwell Joins 'Jurassic World 2'

James Cromwell Joins 'Jurassic World 2'

Veteran star of the likes of 'Babe' and 'The Green Mile', James Cromwell, has joined the cast of Universal's 'Jurassic World' sequel.[...]
'Love Actually' Short to be Made for Charity

'Love Actually' Short to be Made for Charity

A 10 minute sequel to Richard Curtis's 'Love Actually' (2003) is being made in aid of Comic Relief 2017. Full details here.[...]
Vince Vaughn Joins 'Fighting with my Family'

Vince Vaughn Joins 'Fighting with my Family'

Vince Vaughn is the latest star name to join Stephen Merchant's professional wrestling film 'Fighting with my Family', which The Rock is set to produce.[...]
UK Weekend Box Office Results Feb 10-12

UK Weekend Box Office Results Feb 10-12

The top 5 performers at the UK Box Office for the weekend of Feb 10-12 in one neat little video.[...]
Top News of the Week - Feb 12th 2017

Top News of the Week - Feb 12th 2017

All of the week's top movie news rounded up in a neat minute-or-so video package for your viewing pleasure![...]
The EE BAFTA 2017 Results

The EE BAFTA 2017 Results

The 2017 EE BAFTA results are in. See the full list of winners, and the amount of wins per film, here.[...]
Spider-Man and Star-Lord Set for 'Infinity War'

Spider-Man and Star-Lord Set for 'Infinity War'

Tom Holland and Chris Pratt both make a surprise appearance during Robert Downey, Jr's Facebook Live stream to reveal themselves as cast members in 'Infinity War'.[...]
Spirit of ’45 (2013) Review

Spirit of ’45 (2013) Review

Ken Loach's documentary on the development of social standards and the National Health Service in the UK, 'Spirit of '45', has been reviewed by Katie Doyle.[...]
'Halloween' Remake Director/Writer Named

'Halloween' Remake Director/Writer Named

The writer-director duo behind 'Your Highness' (2011) will helm the latest 'Halloween' remake, John Carpenter has announced.[...]
Germany Boosts Film Funding by Over $50Million

Germany Boosts Film Funding by Over $50Million

Germany have made moves to attract more high budget foreign film productions to their country and promised an increase of over $50million to its yearly subsidiary program.[...]
Lena Headey and Nick Frost Join 'Fighting With My Family' WWE Film

Lena Headey and Nick Frost Join 'Fighting With My Family' WWE Film

Lena Headey and Nick Frost are the latest names to be announced by The Rock in the true-to-life telling of WWE Star Paige's life and career.[...]
Jacob Tremblay Joins 'The Death and Life of John F. Donovan'

Jacob Tremblay Joins 'The Death and Life of John F. Donovan'

'Room' (2015) star Jacob Tremblay has been cast in Xavier Dolan's latest film and will act alongside the likes of Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Jessica Chastain and Natalie Portman.[...]
Mel Brooks to Receive BAFTA Fellowship

Mel Brooks to Receive BAFTA Fellowship

Mel Brooks, the director of 'Blazing Saddles' and 'Spaceballs' will be awarded the BAFTA Fellowship Award at this Sunday's ceremony, it has been confirmed.[...]
Jack Nicholson to Star in 'Toni Erdmann' Remake

Jack Nicholson to Star in 'Toni Erdmann' Remake

Jack Nicholson and Kristen Wiig are set to head the American remake of award-winning European film 'Toni Erdmann' (2016/17).[...]
The Rock Set for 'Fighting With My Family' WWE Movie

The Rock Set for 'Fighting With My Family' WWE Movie

Stephen Merchant is set to team with Film4, WWE Studios and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson to bring WWE Superstar Paige's family story to the big screen.[...]
Top News of the Week - Feb 5th 2017

Top News of the Week - Feb 5th 2017

All of the week's top movie news, from Leonardo DiCaprio's next project to an update on 'The Batman', 'A Dog's Purpose' to 'Aquaman' and more in 66 seconds![...]
T2 Trainspotting (2017) Review

T2 Trainspotting (2017) Review

20 years have passed since cult classic 'Trainspotting' was released. Could Danny Boyle, Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner & Robert Carlyle recreate the magic with 'T2 Trainspotting'? Here's our review.[...]
'A Dog's Purpose' Innocent of Animal Cruelty

'A Dog's Purpose' Innocent of Animal Cruelty

A third party investigator has concluded that the Josh Gad and Dennis Quaid starring family movie, 'A Dog's Purpose', has been found to be innocent against claims of animal cruelty.[...]
Sony Pictures Posts $920M Quarterly Loss

Sony Pictures Posts $920M Quarterly Loss

A huge good-will impairment charge has doomed Sony Pictures to a loss of close to $1billion for a 3 month period in 2016, sparking speculation regarding the studio's future.[...]
Ben Affleck No Longer Directing 'The Batman'

Ben Affleck No Longer Directing 'The Batman'

Ben Affleck is stepping down from the director's chair of his upcoming 'The Batman' movie for Warner Bros. Full details here.[...]
Top Movie News of the Week - 29th January 2017

Top Movie News of the Week - 29th January 2017

All of the week's top news in a handy 66 second video, from the Oscar, Razzie & Cesar nominees to Ben Affleck's box office bomb, 'Tomb Raider' casting news and much more![...]
John Hurt Has Passed Away

John Hurt Has Passed Away

Legendary British screen actor John Hurt has passed away aged 77.[...]
Ben  Affleck's 'Live by Night' Ends Run With $75million Loss

Ben Affleck's 'Live by Night' Ends Run With $75million Loss

Ben Affleck's latest film has bombed at the box office. All of the information is available here.[...]
13th (2016) Review

13th (2016) Review

Ava DuVernay's 2017 Oscar-nominated documentary feature '13th', about the use of prisoners as free labour in a racist system of incarceration, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade.[...]
British Film Production Stats Offer Mixed Reading for UK Film

British Film Production Stats Offer Mixed Reading for UK Film

British film production is at an all time high for 2016, yet indigenous projects are down. See all of the stats and figures regarding the 2016 calendar year for British film courtesy of the British Film Institute here.[...]
42nd César Awards Nominees 2017

42nd César Awards Nominees 2017

The nominees for the 42nd Annual César Awards have been announced, with Isabelle Huppert, Xavier Dolan and 'I, Daniel Blake' all being being included on the list.[...]
The 6 Best Films Snubbed by the Oscars 2017

The 6 Best Films Snubbed by the Oscars 2017

The Oscars forget important films every year and 2017 has been no different. Here are the 6 films that are too good to have been forgotten about.[...]
2017 Oscar Nominees Announced

2017 Oscar Nominees Announced

The nominees for the 89th Academy Awards have been announced, and 'La La Land' has equalled a record while 'Nocturnal Animals' has been almost completely shut out.[...]
The 2017 Razzie Nominees Announced

The 2017 Razzie Nominees Announced

'Batman v Superman' and 'Zoolander 2' lead 2017's Razzie Nominations. Read the full list of nominees, here.[...]
'Dog Was Not In Danger' Says Producer of 'A Dog's Purpose' After the Seeing Full Tape

'Dog Was Not In Danger' Says Producer of 'A Dog's Purpose' After the Seeing Full Tape

The producer of 'A Dog's Purpose' has changed his stance regarding the apparent abuse of a German Shepherd on-set following an internal investigation by his production company; a view shared by Amblin Entertainment and the film's screenwriter.[...]
The Rock to Star in Standalone Black Adam Movie

The Rock to Star in Standalone Black Adam Movie

A spin-off of DC's 'Shazam' movie is set to be made starring Captain Marvel's arch-nemesis Black Adam (who's to be played by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson).[...]
PETA Calling For A Boycott of 'A Dog's Purpose' Following Video Leak

PETA Calling For A Boycott of 'A Dog's Purpose' Following Video Leak

The latest family movie from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, starring 'Frozen' star Josh Gad, has become the subject of a boycott by Animal Rights organisation PETA following leaked footage of apparent abuse towards a German Shepherd.[...]
'I, Daniel Blake', Its Significance and Recognition

'I, Daniel Blake', Its Significance and Recognition

'I, Daniel Blake' has become a significant film for more than just its art. In this piece, Joseph Wade outlines how the film transcended cinema and looks at the reasons for its lack of awards show recognition.[...]
'Attack on Titan' Eyed by Warner Bros for Live-Action Adaptation

'Attack on Titan' Eyed by Warner Bros for Live-Action Adaptation

An English language 'Attack on Titan' live-action film could be on the way from Warner Bros.[...]
'White Men Can't Jump' Remake Announced

'White Men Can't Jump' Remake Announced

Two sports stars are teaming up to bring a remake of cult basketball movie 'White Men Can't Jump' (1992) to the big screen.[...]
Bodies of Power: Masculinity and Femininity in 'Rambo: First Blood Part II' and 'Aliens'

Bodies of Power: Masculinity and Femininity in 'Rambo: First Blood Part II' and 'Aliens'

Ripley from 'Aliens' and Rambo from 'Rambo: First Blood Part II' each represented different ideas of masculinity and femininity in 80s America, according to James Cullen's film essay.[...]
Singin' in the Rain (1952) Review

Singin' in the Rain (1952) Review

Take a look back at one of Hollywood's most classical musicals, 'Singin' in the Rain', starring Gene Kelly and the recently deceased Debbie Reynolds, in Francesca Militello's review.[...]
Female Director Count is Down in 2016

Female Director Count is Down in 2016

The amount of women in film has taken a significant drop between 2015 and 2016 according to a recent study.[...]
David Brent: Life on the Road (2016) Review

David Brent: Life on the Road (2016) Review

'David Brent: Life on the Road' (2016), Ricky Gervais' silver-screen follow-up to his hit series 'The Office', has been reviewed by Catherine Giggal.[...]
La La Land (2017) Review

La La Land (2017) Review

'La La Land', the awards happy musical from 'Whiplash' director Damien Chazelle, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, has been reviewed.[...]
The BAFTA Nominees 2017

The BAFTA Nominees 2017

The nominations for the 2017 EE BAFTAs have been announced. The full list on nominees is available here.[...]
74th Golden Globe Awards - The Results

74th Golden Globe Awards - The Results

The winners of the film categories at the 2017 Golden Globe awards have been announced. The full list is here.[...]
Who Will Win the Golden Globes? The Editor's Selections

Who Will Win the Golden Globes? The Editor's Selections

The 2017 Golden Globe winners have been predicted by Joseph Wade in this edition of 'The Editor Selects'.[...]
Willem Dafoe Joins 'Murder on the Orient Express'

Willem Dafoe Joins 'Murder on the Orient Express'

Willem Dafoe is the latest star to join Kenneth Branagh's 'Murder on the Orient Express'. Full details here.[...]
#52FilmsByWomen

#52FilmsByWomen

#52FilmsByWomen is the subject of our latest guest publication as Gemma Pecorini Goodall outlines her testing attempt to watch a female-led film each week of the year.[...]
First Image & Synopsis of Next Malick Film Released

First Image & Synopsis of Next Malick Film Released

A synopsis and introductory image have been released for Terrence Malick's latest film that's set to star Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara.[...]
North American Box Office At Record High for 2016

North American Box Office At Record High for 2016

The North American Box Office earned more money in 2016 than any year in history. It was also an impressive year for the Spanish Box Office. Full news here.[...]
Katie Doyle's 'Movies I Had A Religious/Spiritual Experience With' Part 2

Katie Doyle's 'Movies I Had A Religious/Spiritual Experience With' Part 2

In Part 2 of her 'Movies I Had A Religious/Spiritual Experience With' series, Katie Doyle outlines three more films that have had a profound effect on her faith and spirituality.[...]
The Editor's Selections: Top 10 Films of 2016

The Editor's Selections: Top 10 Films of 2016

In what he describes as 'a year for the independents', our editor Joseph Wade has presented his Top 10 Films of 2016, here.[...]
He Sees You When You’re Sleeping: The Psychology of Christmas Horror Films

He Sees You When You’re Sleeping: The Psychology of Christmas Horror Films

What draws us to Christmas-themed horror films? James Cullen takes a look in this special seasonal piece.[...]
Nocturnal Animals (2016) Review

Nocturnal Animals (2016) Review

Tom Ford's Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal starring psychological drama 'Nocturnal Animals' is a film reminiscent of "Hollywood's more famous classical directors" according to Joseph Wade. His full review is available here.[...]
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Review

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Review

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' (2016) has been given a spoiler-free review by Joseph Wade, here.[...]
All-Female DC Villains Movie Confirmed

All-Female DC Villains Movie Confirmed

Margot Robbie is set to return as Harley Quinn in a brand new female supervillain team-up from DC and Warner Bros. Full details here.[...]
The 2017 Golden Globes Nominees

The 2017 Golden Globes Nominees

The nominations have been announced. See which movies, stars, directors etc. have been nominated for this year's Golden Globes, here.[...]
The European Film Awards 2016 Results

The European Film Awards 2016 Results

The results of the 29th European Film Awards are in, and it was Maren Ade's 'Toni Erdmann' that received the most praise. See which 5 awards it won alongside the other results, here.[...]
Katie Doyle's 'Movies I had a Religious/Spiritual Experience With' Part 1

Katie Doyle's 'Movies I had a Religious/Spiritual Experience With' Part 1

A person's faith can have a profound effect on their cinema watching experience and, sometimes, the cinema watching experience can have a profound effect on a person's faith. Katie Doyle's journey through cinema has been bullet pointed by such moments. In this piece, the first of two articles, she outlines three movies she had a spiritual experience with.[...]
The British Independent Film Awards 2016 Results

The British Independent Film Awards 2016 Results

'American Honey' outdid 'I, Daniel Blake' & 'The Girl With All the Gifts to best 2016's British Independent Film Awards. Full results here![...]
Live-Action 'Pokemon' Director Announced

Live-Action 'Pokemon' Director Announced

Legendary Pictures' live-action 'Pokemon' movie has moved a step closer with the announcement of an experienced 'family film' director.[...]
British Film Institute Unveils Post-Brexit Funding Plans

British Film Institute Unveils Post-Brexit Funding Plans

The British Film Institute has announced BFI2022, a funding scheme proposed to tackle issues with the UK's exiting of the European Union.[...]
What Happened to the Breakfast Club?

What Happened to the Breakfast Club?

What happened to 'The Breakfast Club'? Take a look at what happened to Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson and company in the decades following their iconic performances.[...]
Adam McKay to Direct Dick Cheney Film

Adam McKay to Direct Dick Cheney Film

'The Big Short' writer-director Adam McKay is re-teaming with Plan B & Paramount to make a movie on Dick Cheney's controversial rise to the Vice Presidency of America.[...]
5 Picks from ASFF 2016

5 Picks from ASFF 2016

5 short films you should see from Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016 and a round-up of all of the festival's awards, here.[...]
Brie Larson's 'Unicorn Store' Adds Three

Brie Larson's 'Unicorn Store' Adds Three

Samuel L. Jackson is among the list of three names that have been added to 'Room' actress Brie Larson's directorial debut.[...]
The Illusionist (2006) Review

The Illusionist (2006) Review

'The Illusionist' (2006) starring Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti and Jessica Biel has been reviewed by Francesca Militello here.[...]
Max Landis Making New 'American Werewolf In London'

Max Landis Making New 'American Werewolf In London'

The son of 'An American Werewolf In London' (1981) is set to write and direct a modern re-imagining of the classic horror-comedy.[...]
J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic Finds Director

J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic Finds Director

The producers who got Lord of the Rings green-lit at New Line Cinema are making a Tolkien biopic and they've found their director.[...]
Experiencing ASFF 2016

Experiencing ASFF 2016

Aesthetica Short Film Festival took over the city of York in the UK this weekend. Joseph Wade was in attendance and he's run-down his thoughts, here.[...]
The 10 Greatest Moments of Gun Powder, Treason and Plot in 'V for Vendetta'

The 10 Greatest Moments of Gun Powder, Treason and Plot in 'V for Vendetta'

This Guy Fawkes Night, we've judged the 10 most revolution-inciting moments from 'V For Vendetta' for your viewing pleasure![...]
Quentin Tarantino Confirms Retirement Rumours

Quentin Tarantino Confirms Retirement Rumours

Iconic filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has confirmed recent retirement rumours by claiming he'll quit after his tenth film.[...]
'Deadpool' Director To Produce 'Sonic' Movie

'Deadpool' Director To Produce 'Sonic' Movie

'Deadpool' director Tim Miller is going to work with Sony to bring a CGI/Live-Action Sonic the Hedgehog movie to the big screen.[...]
The British Independent Film Awards 2016 Nominees

The British Independent Film Awards 2016 Nominees

The full list of British Independent Film Awards (2016) nominees are here, including 7 nominations for 'I, Daniel Blake'.[...]
The Killing of America (1981) Review

The Killing of America (1981) Review

Banned from release or distribution in the United States in 1981, the Schrader brothers documentary 'The Killing of America' proposed that America and violence were wed. Joseph Wade has a review, here.[...]
'Dr Terror’s House of Horrors' – A Curious Outing Into British Horror

'Dr Terror’s House of Horrors' – A Curious Outing Into British Horror

1960s British Horror is the home of Katie Doyle's thoughts this Halloween, courtesy of her experience with Amicus Productions’ first Portmanteau: 'Dr Terror’s House of Horrors'.[...]
'Rambo: New Blood' Movie Announced

'Rambo: New Blood' Movie Announced

The famous Rambo character Silvester Stallone has portrayed since the 1980s is set to return, but the former leading man seems to be out of the production company's plans.[...]
'Uncharted' Video Game Adaptation Gets Director

'Uncharted' Video Game Adaptation Gets Director

Sony are adapted their incredibly successful 'Uncharted' video game and they've finally found their director.[...]
Alexander McQueen Biopic To Star Jack O'Connell

Alexander McQueen Biopic To Star Jack O'Connell

'Unbroken' star Jack O'Connell looks set to play Alexander McQueen in a biopic exploring some of the events just before the fashion icon's death.[...]
'I, Daniel Blake' Is Ken Loach's Most Successful UK Release Ever

'I, Daniel Blake' Is Ken Loach's Most Successful UK Release Ever

Ken Loach's latest culturally significant movie has set a record for the director at the Box Office.[...]
I, Daniel Blake (2016) Review

I, Daniel Blake (2016) Review

Ken Loach's Palme d'Or winning, society questioning, government challenging drama 'I, Daniel Blake' has been reviewed by Joseph Wade.[...]
Donald Glover To Play Lando Calrissian

Donald Glover To Play Lando Calrissian

Famed 'Star Wars' character Lando Calrissian has been announced to be making his return to the 'Star Wars' universe, this time as portrayed by Donald Glover.[...]
The Film Mobcast - I, Daniel Blake & British Film

The Film Mobcast - I, Daniel Blake & British Film

Hosts Joe and Katie return to discuss the release of 'I, Daniel Blake' and its critical reception, as well as the history of British films including 'Trainspotting', 'The Full Monty' and more.[...]
New 'Willy Wonka' Movie To Be Made

New 'Willy Wonka' Movie To Be Made

Warner Bros look set on re-purposing one of cinema's most beloved characters. Full details are available here.[...]
Ardmore Studios Put Up for Sale
An Analysis Of John Candy's Role In 'Uncle Buck' (1989)

An Analysis Of John Candy's Role In 'Uncle Buck' (1989)

John Candy's iconic performance in 'Uncle Buck' has been analysed by Catherine Giggal in this special feature.[...]
30 Greatest Universal Films

30 Greatest Universal Films

During the month of September we counted down the 30 Greatest Universal Studios films. Here is the final list.[...]
Swiss Army Man (2016) Review

Swiss Army Man (2016) Review

'Swiss Army Man' (2016), the Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinart screwball comedy starring Daniel Radcliffe as a dead body and Paul Dano, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade.[...]
Star Trek Beyond (2016) Review

Star Trek Beyond (2016) Review

2016's 'Trek' offering, 'Star Trek Beyond', as directed by Justin Lin, has been reviewed by resident Trekkie Katie Doyle, here.[...]
Live-Action 'Lion King' Film Announced

Live-Action 'Lion King' Film Announced

Beloved Disney Animation 'The Lion King' is the latest classic to be slated for a live-action release.[...]
Jared Leto To Play Andy Warhol In Biopic

Jared Leto To Play Andy Warhol In Biopic

Jared Leto's hot-streak continues as he has landed the role of Andy Warhol in a biopic about the famous artist.[...]
The Choice (2016) Review

The Choice (2016) Review

'The Choice' (2016) has been reviewed by Sophie Grant. See what we think and where it ranks on our 24 point scale here.[...]
Benicio Del Toro To Star In New 'Predator' Film

Benicio Del Toro To Star In New 'Predator' Film

Benicio Del Toro is taking aim at the new 'Predator' universe.[...]
Deathstroke Confirmed for Affleck's 'Batman' Movie

Deathstroke Confirmed for Affleck's 'Batman' Movie

DC Entertainment President Geoff Johns has revealed that Deathstroke is coming to the DCEU and he even let slip who would be playing him.[...]
Romeo and Juliet (1968) vs. Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Romeo and Juliet (1968) vs. Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann go head-to-head as Francesca Militello compares their adaptations of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet', here.[...]
Carell, Cranston, Fishburne Set for New Linklater Movie

Carell, Cranston, Fishburne Set for New Linklater Movie

Three of Hollywood's biggest names have joined the production of Richard Linklater's long-gestated 'The Last Detail' (1973) sequel.[...]
The Celluloid Threat of Atomic Annihilation - The Cinema of Nuclear War.

The Celluloid Threat of Atomic Annihilation - The Cinema of Nuclear War.

Take a special look back at the history of cinema's relationship with the bomb in this special guest publication from Closer To Midnight's Ben Taylorson.[...]
Gene Wilder Has Passed Away

Gene Wilder Has Passed Away

Gene Wilder can now live for eternity in his own "world of pure imagination". Our thoughts are with his loved ones.[...]
Kon Tiki (2012) Review

Kon Tiki (2012) Review

Kon Tiki (2012), an Ocean exploration epic from Norwegian directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, has been ranked on our 24 point scale by Michelle Kohnen.[...]
Comcast Completes Dreamworks Animation Purchase

Comcast Completes Dreamworks Animation Purchase

Dreamworks will now be a part of the same company that owns Universal Pictures courtesy of a $3.8billion purchase by Comcast.[...]
Guardians of the Galaxy To Appear In 'Infinity War'

Guardians of the Galaxy To Appear In 'Infinity War'

Vin Diesel has revealed that the Guardians of the Galaxy will be appearing in the next big Marvel Avengers movie.[...]
German Box Office Dips 11% For 1st Half of 2016

German Box Office Dips 11% For 1st Half of 2016

Box Office Receipts and cinema admissions are down in Germany for the first half of 2016 following a record year in 2015.[...]
Jared Leto Joins 'Blade Runner 2'

Jared Leto Joins 'Blade Runner 2'

Jared Leto is to join the ensemble cast of Denis Villeneuve's 'Blade Runner' sequel.[...]
UK Distributor Metrodome Enters Administration

UK Distributor Metrodome Enters Administration

UK art-house film distributor Metrodome has entered administration, laying almost all of its staff.[...]
Maggie's Plan (2016) Review

Maggie's Plan (2016) Review

'Maggie's Plan' (2016) starring Greta Gerwig, Julianne Moore and Ethan Hawke, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade. See where this New York independent movie ranks on our 24 point scale, here.[...]
30 Greatest Comic Book Movies

30 Greatest Comic Book Movies

The 30 greatest comic book movies of all time were counted down over the course of the month, here is the final list.[...]
How Everyone Finally Got Over Ben Affleck Being Batman

How Everyone Finally Got Over Ben Affleck Being Batman

Ben Affleck won over most of his critics with his performance in 'Batman v Superman' (2016). Joseph Wade analyses how he managed to do so in a follow up to his contentious piece 'Why It's Finally Time To Get Over Ben Affleck Being Batman' (released in 2015).[...]
Jason Bourne (2016) Review

Jason Bourne (2016) Review

'Jason Bourne' (2016) sees Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass return to the spy-thriller-action franchise 'Bourne'. See where it ranks on our 24 point scale in this spoiler-free review.[...]
'The Last Days of Night' Casts Eddie Redmayne

'The Last Days of Night' Casts Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne is set to join the next movie from 'The Imitation Game' helmers Graham Moore & Morten Tyldum.[...]
DC & Warner Bros Debut 3 Trailers At SDCC

DC & Warner Bros Debut 3 Trailers At SDCC

'Justice League', 'Wonder Woman' and 'Suicide Squad' trailers were released at San Diego Comic Con today. View each of them, here.[...]
A Live-Action Pokemon Movie Is Coming

A Live-Action Pokemon Movie Is Coming

A live-action Pokemon movie will be made by Legendary Entertainment.[...]
Divergent Series to End on TV

Divergent Series to End on TV

The Divergent Series' finale won't be released theatrically. Instead, Lionsgate are planning on making it a TV Movie. Full story here.[...]
Cat Giggal's 3 Favourite Fantasy Film Felons

Cat Giggal's 3 Favourite Fantasy Film Felons

Fantasy movie fan Catherine Giggal rounds up her three favourite fantasy film felons in this special piece.[...]
The Academy Announces Its New Board of Governors

The Academy Announces Its New Board of Governors

Laura Dern and Steven Spielberg headline The Academy's list of new Governors.[...]
The Nice Guys (2016) Review

The Nice Guys (2016) Review

'The Nice Guys' (2016), a buddy cop movie starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade. See why "Gosling was great" and where the movie ranks on our 24 point scale, here.[...]
Top Movie News of the Week - 17th July 2016

Top Movie News of the Week - 17th July 2016

Ghostbusters being denied release in China, casting news for the new Mary Magdelene movie, Ben Stiller, Brad Pitt, Colin Farrell, Liam Neeson and more in 66 seconds.[...]
Oscar Isaac Joins 'Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara'

Oscar Isaac Joins 'Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara'

Oscar Isaac has been cast in Steven Spielberg's next big project 'The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara'.[...]
Colin Farrell To Join 'Beguiled' Remake

Colin Farrell To Join 'Beguiled' Remake

Sofia Coppola's 'The Beguiled' remake looks set to make Colin Farrell its leading man.[...]
Brad Pitt and Ben Stiller to Team for 'Brad's Status'

Brad Pitt and Ben Stiller to Team for 'Brad's Status'

Brad Pitt and Ben Stiller seem set to team up for a reflective comedy titled 'Brad's Status'.[...]
The Young Victoria (2009) Review

The Young Victoria (2009) Review

'The Young Victoria' (2009) starring Emily Blunt as Queen Victoria in a historical drama about her early years as the monarch of the UK, has been reviewed by Francesca Militello.[...]
Javier Bardem In Talks to Play Frankenstein

Javier Bardem In Talks to Play Frankenstein

Javier Bardem is in talks to join Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe in Universal's Monsters Universe as a part of their Frankenstein series.[...]
The Film Mobcast Comic Book Movie Special

The Film Mobcast Comic Book Movie Special

In this special edition of The Film Mobcast Podcast, regular host Joe is joined by Becca to discuss Comic Book Movies. Together, they re-cast the Avengers, judge the best of 2016, and more![...]
Knight of Cups (2016) Review

Knight of Cups (2016) Review

The latest film from Terrence Malick, 'Knight of Cups' (2016), starring an ensemble cast led by Christian Bale, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade, here.[...]
Greta Gerwig: The Essential Collection

Greta Gerwig: The Essential Collection

Greta Gerwig: The Essential Collection presents independent movie star Greta Gerwig's most recognisable and notable career entries from 'Frances Ha' to 'Nights and Weekends'.[...]
'Wreck-It-Ralph 2' Set for 2018

'Wreck-It-Ralph 2' Set for 2018

Disney have announced that a second 'Wreck-It-Ralph' movie will be released in 2018.[...]
EU Launches New €121Million 'Entertainment' Program

EU Launches New €121Million 'Entertainment' Program

The European Union's Creative Program will use the European Investment Fund to guarantee over 121 million EUROs worth of loans for small to medium sized audiovisual businesses.[...]
683 New Members of The Academy Announced

683 New Members of The Academy Announced

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences responded to #Oscarssowhite criticism with a record 683 new members announced today.[...]
Barkhad Abdi Joins 'Blade Runner 2'

Barkhad Abdi Joins 'Blade Runner 2'

'Blade Runner 2' begins filming next month and it has just added BAFTA winning actor Barkhad Abdi to its ranks.[...]
Bowie: The Man Who Changed the World (2016) Review

Bowie: The Man Who Changed the World (2016) Review

'Bowie: The Man Who Changed the World' (2016), a documentary feature that told the story of the legendary artist David Bowie, has been reviewed by Katie Doyle.[...]
A Retrospective Look At 'Independence Day'

A Retrospective Look At 'Independence Day'

Read about how and why 'Independence Day' (1996) was and remains so successful in Joseph Wade's critical analysis of the famed Blockbuster.[...]
Jungle Book (2016) Review

Jungle Book (2016) Review

Disney's biggest live-action version of an animated classic in the 'new era', 'The Jungle Book' (2016), has been praised for its visual accomplishments and tributes to the 'original' in Catherine Giggal's review.[...]
Eli Roth To Direct 'Death Wish' Remake

Eli Roth To Direct 'Death Wish' Remake

The director of 'Hostel' will direct the MGM/Paramount remake of 'Death Wish'.[...]
Anton Yelchin Dead At 27

Anton Yelchin Dead At 27

'Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin dies aged 27 following a traffic accident.[...]
Top Movie News of the Week - June 19th 2016

Top Movie News of the Week - June 19th 2016

All of the week's top news including a 'Wicked' movie, 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' casting news and much more (in a handy 66 second video).[...]
'The Saint' to Get Reboot

'The Saint' to Get Reboot

A reboot of the spy character Roger Moore and Val Kilmer once played is in the works for Paramount.[...]
'La La Land' to Open Venice Film Festival

'La La Land' to Open Venice Film Festival

A modern musical from 'Whiplash' director Damien Chazelle is set to open Venice Film Festival in August.[...]
Nicole Kidman in Talks for New Yorgos Lanthimos Movie

Nicole Kidman in Talks for New Yorgos Lanthimos Movie

Nicole Kidman is in talks to co-star in 'The Lobster' writer/director's next movie 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer'.[...]
Donald Glover Joins 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

Donald Glover Joins 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

Actor, writer and musician Donald Glover is the latest name to join 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'.[...]
Top Movie News of the Week - June 12th 2016

Top Movie News of the Week - June 12th 2016

All of this week's top news in a handy 66 second newscast.[...]
Jennifer Lawrence to Play Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes

Jennifer Lawrence to Play Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes

Jennifer Lawrence is set to play Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in a movie about her rise and fall from billionaire status.[...]
'Suicide Squad' To Be PG-13

'Suicide Squad' To Be PG-13

It's official, 'Suicide Squad' (2016) will be rated PG-13 (12A UK & Ire).[...]
First 'Furious 8' Cast Picture

First 'Furious 8' Cast Picture

The first cast photo from the 8th 'Fast & Furious' movie has been released.[...]
John Boyega Joins 'Pacific Rim 2'

John Boyega Joins 'Pacific Rim 2'

'Pacific Rim 2' has found its leading man. Read about who it is, Guillermo del Toro's reaction and more, here.[...]
30 Greatest Musical Numbers From Movie Musicals

30 Greatest Musical Numbers From Movie Musicals

The final list of the 30 Greatest Musical Numbers from Movie Musicals.[...]
Top Movie News of the Week - May 29th 2016

Top Movie News of the Week - May 29th 2016

All of the week's top movie news including the future of the 007 franchise, a new project for Denis Villeneuve & Jake Gyllenhaal, Simon Pegg casting and more![...]
Jo Nesbo's 'The Son' Announces Director & Star

Jo Nesbo's 'The Son' Announces Director & Star

A pair of regular collaborators are set to direct and star in a film adaptation of Jo Nesbo's 'The Son'.[...]
Les Misérables (2012) Review

Les Misérables (2012) Review

Tom Hooper's 'Les Misérables' (2012), starring Hugh Jackman & Russell Crowe, has been reviewed by Catherine Giggal.[...]
An Artist's Contributions: Orson Welles

An Artist's Contributions: Orson Welles

Orson Welles may be the most influential American director of all time. Francesca Militello has analysed his artistic contributions in this special article.[...]
Top Movie News of the Week - May 22nd 2016

Top Movie News of the Week - May 22nd 2016

All of the week's top movie news including 'Thor: Ragnarok' casting, a Harley Quinn 'Suicide Squad' spin-off, a reunion of 'Obvious Child' collaborators and more.[...]
A Woman’s Vengeance (1948) Review

A Woman’s Vengeance (1948) Review

'A Woman's Vengeance' (1948) has been reviewed by Katie Doyle. See where this "stylish melodrama full of huge characters" ranks on our 24 point scale.[...]
Goldblum and Urban Join 'Thor 3'

Goldblum and Urban Join 'Thor 3'

'Thor: Ragnarok' has added two more famous faces to its ranks. It seems like Bruce Banner isn't the only special guest on Asgard...[...]
Josh Duhamel Set for 'Transformers 5'

Josh Duhamel Set for 'Transformers 5'

Josh Duhamel is set to reprise his role in the 'Transformers' franchise for the series' fifth installment. The movie's director and lead star have each shown their support.[...]
Harley Quinn All-Female DC Movie to Be Made

Harley Quinn All-Female DC Movie to Be Made

DC are assembling an all-female team to bring Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn a spin-off from this summer's 'Suicide Squad'.[...]
What Happened to Emile Hirsch?

What Happened to Emile Hirsch?

He was once considered one of the United States' most talented young actors and now he's on the verge of obscurity. The story of Emile Hirsch, a wasted talent.[...]
Top Movie News of the Week - May 15th 2016

Top Movie News of the Week - May 15th 2016

All of the week's top movie news from Kevin Feige's promise of a Black Widow movie, to Black Panther casting news and a new Zorro.[...]
Gael Garcia Bernal to Play Zorro In Reboot

Gael Garcia Bernal to Play Zorro In Reboot

News from Cannes: a Zorro reboot is in the works and Gael Garcia Bernal is set to play the famous Mexican hero.[...]
A Retrospective Look At 'School of Rock'

A Retrospective Look At 'School of Rock'

A retrospective look at 'School of Rock' (2003) has been written by Joseph Wade, who argues that Richard Linklater's ode to Rock 'n' Roll is grossly overlooked.[...]
Top Movie News of the Week - 08/05/16

Top Movie News of the Week - 08/05/16

All of the week's top movie news has been rounded up into a one minute (or so) video.[...]
A Royal Night Out (2015) Review

A Royal Night Out (2015) Review

'A Royal Night Out' (2015), the movie of the now Queen Elizabeth's experience of VE Day, has been reviewed by Michelle Kohnen.[...]
Budo - The Art of Killling (1979) Review

Budo - The Art of Killling (1979) Review

'Budo - The Art of Killing' (1979) has been reviewed by Catherine Giggal. Read about where it ranks on our 24 point scale, here.[...]
Captain America: Civil War (2016) Review

Captain America: Civil War (2016) Review

Our spoiler free review of 'Captain America: Civil War' (2016) is available now. See where this huge summer events movie battle between the MCU's most popular heroes ranks on our 24 point scale.[...]
The Dressmaker (2015) Review

The Dressmaker (2015) Review

Australian movie 'The Dressmaker' (2015) starring Kate Winslet and directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse has been reviewed by Michelle Kohnen.[...]
Alicia Vikander to Play Lara Croft

Alicia Vikander to Play Lara Croft

The new Tomb Raider has been announced as 'The Danish Girl' and 'Ex Machina' star Alicia Vikander.[...]
Joy (2015) Flash Review

Joy (2015) Flash Review

'Joy' (2015), the Golden Globe winning David O. Russell movie starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro, has been reviewed by Francesca Militello.[...]
'The Lost Wife' Production In Talks With Daisy Ridley

'The Lost Wife' Production In Talks With Daisy Ridley

A Marc Klein penned screenplay could be brought to life by the face of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', Daisy Ridley, as the British actress is currently in talks to star.[...]
Hollywood's X-Files: The Curse of James Dean's Car

Hollywood's X-Files: The Curse of James Dean's Car

Introducing Jack Gooding's 'Hollywood's X-Files' and its subject for the week: the curse of James Dean's car.[...]
The 'Smith Saga' - 3 of Will Smith's Best Movies

The 'Smith Saga' - 3 of Will Smith's Best Movies

Catherine Giggal has counted down her three favourite Will Smith performances in this special one-off piece titled "The 'Smith Saga' - 3 of Will Smith's Best Movies'.[...]
The Rock Joins 'Jumanji' Reboot

The Rock Joins 'Jumanji' Reboot

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has joined Sony Pictures' remake of 1995's Robin Williams starring 'Jumanji'.[...]
Robert Downey Jr. Joins 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

Robert Downey Jr. Joins 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

Robert Downey, Jr has joined the cast of the Sony/Marvel reboot of 'Spider-Man'.[...]
'The Girl on the Train' Trailer Released

'The Girl on the Train' Trailer Released

The trailer for the film adaptation of Paula Hawkins' thriller novel 'The Girl on the Train' has been released.[...]
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) Review

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) Review

'50 Shades of Grey' (2015) was one of the year's biggest releases. Joseph Wade has reviewed it and ranked it on our 24 point scale, here.[...]
Director for 'Jurassic World' Sequel Announced

Director for 'Jurassic World' Sequel Announced

Universal have found the director for their sequel to 'Jurassic World' (2015). Read about who it is, when the film is scheduled to be released, here.[...]
The Pokémon Movie Rights Bidding War

The Pokémon Movie Rights Bidding War

The Pokémon Company is auctioning the rights to live-action movie releases of its famed tv, video game and movie series 'Pokémon', with three key suitors lined up.[...]
Benedict Cumberbatch to Star In 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas'

Benedict Cumberbatch to Star In 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas'

Benedict Cumberbatch will star as The Grinch in Illumination/Universal's upcoming 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' movie.[...]
Disney To Make Live-Action 'Peter Pan' Movie

Disney To Make Live-Action 'Peter Pan' Movie

Disney are about to add 'Peter Pan' (1953) to their growing list of live-action remakes.[...]
Under Sandet (2015) Review

Under Sandet (2015) Review

German-Danish co-production 'Under Sandet' ('Land of Mine' - 2015) exploring German prisoners of war in World War II, has been reviewed by Francesca Militello here.[...]
The Hobbit: Taking An Unexpected Journey Into One of My Favourite Franchises

The Hobbit: Taking An Unexpected Journey Into One of My Favourite Franchises

Read of Tolkien fan Catherine Giggal's journey into Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' franchise in this special feature. Spoiler alert: she's a big fan![...]
Spielberg to Direct 'The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara'

Spielberg to Direct 'The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara'

Steven Spielberg is set to direct an adaptation of David Kertzer's true-story novel 'The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara' for Amblin Entertainment.[...]
So Bad it’s Good: Broken Arrow (1996)

So Bad it’s Good: Broken Arrow (1996)

John Woo's 'Broken Arrow' (1996) starring a show-stealing John Travolta and Christian Slater is the latest movie reviewed as a part of Jack Gooding's 'So Bad It's Good' series.[...]
Dave Bautista Joins 'Blade Runner 2'

Dave Bautista Joins 'Blade Runner 2'

'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Spectre' star Dave Bautista has joined Denis Villeneuve's 'Blade Runner 2'.[...]
Terminator Genisys (2015) Review

Terminator Genisys (2015) Review

'Terminator Genisys' (2015) is the final movie to be reviewed as a part of Jack Gooding's look at the 'Terminator' franchise. Check out where it ranks on our 24 point scale, here.[...]
Disney Plans Live-Action Snow White Spin-Off

Disney Plans Live-Action Snow White Spin-Off

Disney's 'Snow White' cinematic universe looks set for an extension with the introduction of Rose Red, Snow White's sister.[...]
Ben Affleck Quits Batman Role

Ben Affleck Quits Batman Role

A week after the release of 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice', Ben Affleck has quit his role as 'Batman' in DC's Cinematic Universe.[...]
30 Greatest Academy Award Best Picture Winners

30 Greatest Academy Award Best Picture Winners

This month we have been counting down the 30 Greatest Academy Award Best Picture Winners. Let us know if you agree.[...]
Kubrick & Kids - The Work of a Dictatorial Director & His Child Stars

Kubrick & Kids - The Work of a Dictatorial Director & His Child Stars

Stanley Kubrick isn't the first name you think of when thinking of directors working with children in film, but Jacqui Griffin points out that maybe he should be in this special feature article.[...]
Oscar Isaac to Join 'Annihilation'?

Oscar Isaac to Join 'Annihilation'?

Oscar Isaac and 'Ex Machina' director Alex Garland seem to be teaming up again for 2017's 'Annihilation'.[...]
Three Days In Auschwitz (2015) Review

Three Days In Auschwitz (2015) Review

'Three Days In Auschwitz' (2015) has been reviewed. See what Katie Doyle makes of Phillipe Mora's documentary, here.[...]
Terminator: Salvation (2009) Review

Terminator: Salvation (2009) Review

'Terminator: Salvation' (2009) is the fourth movie of the 'Terminator' franchise to be reviewed by Jack Gooding. See where it ranks on our 24 point scale, here.[...]
Batman v Superman (2016) Review

Batman v Superman (2016) Review

'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' (2016), as directed by Zack Snyder and starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jesse Eisenberg and Gal Gadot, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade here.[...]
Rubbeldiekatz - Woman in Love (2011) Review

Rubbeldiekatz - Woman in Love (2011) Review

German comedy 'Rubbeldiekatz' (2011), known as 'Woman In Love' in English, has been reviewed by Francesca Militello here.[...]
Dumb & Dumber (1994) Flash Review

Dumb & Dumber (1994) Flash Review

Catherine Giggal looks back to 1994's legendary slapstick movie 'Dumb & Dumber', starring Jim Carrey & Jeff Daniels, in this special flash review.[...]
'Ascendant' Budget To Be Slashed

'Ascendant' Budget To Be Slashed

Following the poor box office showing of The Divergent Series' 'Allegiant', Lionsgate are to cut the budget of the franchise's final installment 'Ascendant'.[...]
Daisy Ridley To Play Lara Croft

Daisy Ridley To Play Lara Croft

Could Daisy Ridley be set to play Lara Croft in a hotly anticipated 'Tomb Raider' movie reboot?[...]
The Hunting Ground (2015) Review

The Hunting Ground (2015) Review

'The Hunting Ground' (2015), the documentary that Lady Gaga's 'Til It Happens To You' was written for, has been reviewed by Rebecca Seghini. See where it ranks on our 24 point scale.[...]
Tim Burton Did Not Confirm "Beetlejuice 2"

Tim Burton Did Not Confirm "Beetlejuice 2"

Despite rumours to the contrary, a 2nd 'Beetlejuice' movie is not in the works from Tim Burton. News brought to you by Sally McAllister.[...]
Star Wars 1-7 Ranked

Star Wars 1-7 Ranked

Every Star Wars film from 'A New Hope' in 1977 to 'The Force Awakens' in 2015 has been ranked by Joseph Wade, here.[...]
5th Indiana Jones Film Announced

5th Indiana Jones Film Announced

Harrison Ford & Steven Spielberg to return to the Indiana Jones franchise under Disney's banner.[...]
Julia Roberts Cast In 'Train Man'

Julia Roberts Cast In 'Train Man'

Julia Roberts has been cast in 'Train Man', a movie based on a true story about a man's obsession with New York and his illegal driving of its buses, trains and subways.[...]