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February 28, 2013

The Day Britain Stopped for Ridley Scott

The Day Britain Stopped is a British television film made in the style of a documentary that tells of a set of circumstances that brings Britain to a halt through a failure of its transport infrastructure -a plane crash, a rail strike and the increased traffic congestion all ensure that...

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Flatliners remake gains a director

In 2011 it was revealed that a script for a Flatliners remake was being developed, now we hear that there's a director behind the project and the name is an interesting one that suggests a different style than we might first have thought. Behind the Flatliners remake there might just...

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Oscars over, Senate investigate into Zero Dark Thirty ends

Could this be coincidence? I'm not really one for conspiracy theories but the day after the Academy Awards honoured the excellent film Zero Dark Thirty with a mere single technical award the US Senate have dropped their enquiry into it. Well done, if they had planned to scupper it during...

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February 27, 2013

Arbitrage

Film Two Stars
The reason I went to see Arbitrage at the Glasgow Film Festival was chiefly because of the comments that Richard Gere was receiving for his performance. There's no doubting that he's a fantastic actor, he's just had some poor choices of films over the years that haven't exactly allowed him...

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February 23, 2013

Cloud Atlas

Film Five Stars
I've been thinking about Cloud Atlas for some days since I saw it at the Glasgow Film Festival and the more I've thought about it the more my appreciation of it has been increasing. At the same time I've been talking to other people who have seen it and realised...

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February 22, 2013

Silibil n' Brains, The Great Hip Hop Hoax trailer

Ages ago I heard the story of Silibil n' Brains and although I hadn't heard of them their story sounded interesting, more so now that time has passed. Two Scottish rappers were being laughed out of auditions so they learned to sound and act Californian, immersed themselves completely in character,...

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Sony announce 4K support for PS4

Now this is interesting. I've been watching the press releases about the upcoming Sony PlayStation 4 as I am not only a keen gamer but I use the PlayStation as a home media system, viewing and playing video and audio across my network as well as downloading and watching films...

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The Equalizer looking at new director

It has been some time since we first heard about The Equalizer film in fact I first wrote about it back in 2006, the story of a man who was once an agent for some shadowy government agency who has opened a private business to help people and clear his...

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February 20, 2013

Ovett versus Coe script complete

Back in February 2010 we heard that William Davies was writing a script based on the novel by Pat Butcher called The Perfect Distance: Ovett and Coe: The Record Breaking Rivalry which documented the rivalry between the two runners. Now two years later an audio clip from BBC Radio 5...

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Sleep Tight trailer promises psychological thriller

I'm heading to see Sleep Tight at the Glasgow Film Festival this year and it's a film I'm rather excited about. Directed by one of pair of writer/directors of the REC series Jaume Balagueró and it stars Luis Tosar who I really enjoyed in Cell 211 (Filmstalker review) - does...

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New Oblivion delivers more plot

A new trailer for Oblivion has hit and this one delivers far more about the story that was only hinted at in the original teaser. Here we're gaining a lot more about the story and not only what happens to our leading character but also what is happening around him...

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Redford's The Company You Keep trailer

With a screenplay adapted by Lem Dobbs from Neil Gordon's novel and a cast of Robert Redford, Shia LeBeouf, Julie Christie, Susan Sarandon, Terrence Howard, Brendan Gleeson, Nick Nolte, Chris Cooper, Brit Marling, Anna Kendrick, Sam Elliot, Stanley Tucci, and more, the film The Company You Keep is one that...

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Two Mothers offers a provocative and gripping trailer

I'm sure there are many reasons that people will be going to see the film Two Mothers and one of them will undoubtedly be the combined pairing of the talents of Naomi Watts and Robin Wright, oh of course there will be different reasons to go and see them but...

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The Host new trailer looks good

A new trailer for the Andrew Niccol directed film The Host adapted by Niccol from the Stephanie Meyer novel has arrived and thankfully it's looking much more interesting than Twilight did and it looks like it could easily attract a more diverse audience. No teen angst here. With Saoirse Ronan,...

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About Last Night remake gains a trailer

Remember About Last Night with Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, James Belushi and Elizabeth Perkins? The film based on the David Mamet stage play Sexual Perversity in Chicago which was quite controversial when it was first seen was a funny and engaging film. So when the remake was announced I wasn't...

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New Technology to put the audience in control

Two stories caught my eye yesterday about how technology is going to change the way we watch films, or rather there's technology being tested that groups hope will change the way we watch films but as we know with 3D and vibrating chairs that doesn't necessarily mean that the audience...

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February 13, 2013

Black Mirror episode becoming film

The second series of the Channel 4 imaginative show Black Mirror has just recently begun and it follows a first series that was exciting, ingenious, satirical, intriguing, political and at times disgusting. It was one of the best written and conceived series I watched with some extremely clever ideas, even...

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British Taylor-Burton film promises more

American television recently developed a film about the legendary Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton with Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler called, rather poorly, Liz & Dick. Now the great news is that British television channel BBC4 is about to create their own film about the two actors during the last...

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Boyle's Trance receives a new trailer

Danny Boyle's latest directorial role is for the film Trance which stars James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and the wonderful Vincent Cassel in an potentially exciting thriller with a very clever twist, and one that sets up the film rather than reveals too much early on. Mind you saying that there...

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Room 237 trailer explores The Shining theories

Stanley Kubrick's film The Shining is iconic and it will always carry a mystique from the way he worked the stars to the stories about the production of the film itself and these stories, which have done nothing but increase the interest in the film, are never going to stop....

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Lore trailer impresses with unusual story

I've just seen the trailer for Lore and I was completely surprised, for some reason it wasn't what I had expected, I'm sure I'd heard about the film before and not been interested, however now after seeing the trailer I certainly am. It looks at a period of time that...

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Jack the Giant Slayer final dramatic trailer

I was just speaking about how I wasn't hugely excited for Jack the Giant Slayer despite the director and the big cast, and then I saw this trailer and all my fears about the CG and the excitement levels were banished. This new, and reportedly final, trailer for Jack the...

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The Numbers Station trailer, action Cusack

I like John Cusack and I like him when he's in an action thriller as well, and his latest film The Numbers Station has a fair amount of thriller to it although I'm not entirely convinced by the trailer which features many of the standard beats. The explosions and shots...

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Monsters University trailer underwhelms

You know if this wasn't the Monsters Inc. sequel I really wouldn't have bothered writing about the trailer, as it is this is going to be a "post" rather than an article as I really can't get excited about it, and that could be because of the trailer more than...

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February 12, 2013

The EE British Academy Awards 2013 winners

The winners of the British Academy Awards for 2013, more commonly known now as the EE BAFTA awards, have been announced during a fantastic ceremony presided by the hilarious and equally wonderful Stephen Fry. Although the autocue may have been running a little slow and some presenters weren't up to...

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February 7, 2013

Half-Life and Portal to become films?

Valve is the videogame company behind two superb titles, Half-Life and Portal. I've played both games, although I have to admit to being more hooked on the two Portal games than on Half-Life, but both are high up on my favourite games list. So it's great news to hear that...

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RealD struggling, 3D not as popular?

I scanned over this article to be honest but then a single quote from the CEO of RealD caught my eye and the way it was worded had me thinking. It looks as though 2D is outperforming 3D films, more than the 3D industry expected, but the speechwriters have been...

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Darker Warm Bodies trailer

A new trailer has arrived for the film Warm Bodies and while all the current ones seem to feature the comedic aspect I found this one to be a little darker and concentrate more on the story and I liked it for that. What the trailer also does is drop...

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Hitman gains sequel, writer, director and new actor

The sequel to Hitman has a title, a writer, a script, a director and an actor to play the role, and its set to film in Europe and the Far East this summer. Whatever you thought of the original Hitman film the game franchise has taken another step forward with...

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New Fast and Furious 6 trailer

Following hot on exhaust of the Fast and Furious 6 Super Bowl teaser trailer comes the first full trailer for the film, and it's looking pretty good filled with trademark huge action sequences, the team from Fast and Furious Five and a full pardon for the team to allow them...

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The Philosophers' trailer, another social experiment gone wrong

The trailer for The Philosophers seems like another of those films where a social experiment goes wrong and ends up with the people involved becoming far too involved, however there's an interesting take to this trailer where we see the situations being played out as though we were looking into...

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February 6, 2013

Flight

Film Five Stars
Flight is one of those films that for me delivered a complete surprise, even after all the press it has received and the amount of material I'd seen for it I still got a surprise at what the story turned out to be, and that's rare when you read and...

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February 5, 2013

Zero Dark Thirty

Film Four Stars
There's a lot of baggage and expectation with Zero Dark Thirty, after all it tells the story of the hunt for Osama Bin Laden from the events of September 11th 2001 through to the night time events of May 2nd 2011 and from all accounts this is the story that...

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Cumberbatch to play the great Alan Turing?

Now here is a great man of the computing world, Alan Turing, the British mathematician who is credited with breaking the codes of the World War II Enigma machine and is considering the founding father of computer science and the concept of Artificial Intelligence. His story is set to be...

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Neil Jordan's Byzantium trailer revealed

A trailer for the Moira Buffini written and Neil Jordan directed vampire film Byzantium has arrived online and it does look intriguing. There's a sense of the gothic to the modern story as well as the promise of an interesting take on the vampire legend, plus there's an excellent cast...

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The 2013 Super Bowl trailers: Iron Man 3; Oz the Great and Powerful; Fast and Furious 6; Star Trek into Darkness; Lone Ranger

Well the Super Bowl 2013 has come and gone, I tried to watch it yesterday but the BBC pulled the online re-run of the show almost two hours after they had published it online and it was gone. It's back though and all too late as I now know the...

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February 1, 2013

Dragon Tattoo sequel too expensive?

Apparently a film that earned something around US $230million and was budgeted at $90 million has not been deemed a success and therefore the people with the spreadsheets at the studio have said the sequel must be cheaper. Apparently while the plan is to try and get David Fincher back...

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World of Warcraft film gains another big name director

A little while ago we were hearing that any film based on the World of Warcraft online game wouldn't be happening and while the studio were keen it didn't look like any Hollywood studio were going to commit. Events have changed as a rather well known and exciting director has...

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