Danielle Blakeley

Preview: Cars 3

Preview: Cars 3

Lightning McQueen is racing back to the big screen this July in the well-anticipated threequel of Disney Pixar’s Cars. via GIPHY Fans of the animated film series will witness the transition of their franchise hero from rookie to old-timer as he struggles to keep his racing career alive. Owen Wilson returns as the race car […]

 Alexander Beard

Interview: Esther Johnson on making the North East’s most personal film, Asunder

Interview: Esther Johnson on making the North East’s most personal film, Asunder

The First World War was such a far-reaching and impactful conflict that the personal stories of those involved often get lost among the statistics, as do the specific regions of Britain that the war effected. It was with this in mind that respected filmmaker Esther Johnson set about creating Asunder, the story of what happened […]

 Emma Ormiston

Review: Beauty and the Beast

Review: Beauty and the Beast

It’s a tale that’s old as time but Disney’s retelling of the classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast is nothing if not modern, fresh and above all enchanting.

It was bittersweet and strange watching a film that I held so dear as a child be remodelled and reworked into this live action version, however director Bill Condon did not disappoint me. Having directed the final two Twilight films, Condon was used to living up to high expectations of die-hard fans. Armed with three […]

 Danielle Blakeley

Get Out: Review

Get Out: Review

On the surface, it may appear that Jordan Peele’s directorial debut Get Out is in many ways a standard cliché horror film. The movies opening scene is set in a traditional manner: abandoned street in the shadowy darkness with an unsuspecting victim. Thrilling jump scares, predictable plot twists and clever tension building continue to establish […]

 Danielle Blakeley

Get Out – Preview

Get Out – Preview

Jordan Peele will be making his directorial debut in the horror-thriller genre with his new film Get Out.

Set in the present, this movie has boldly set itself up to approach deep-rooted issues of race and prejudice. The racially-driven plot sees African-American boyfriend, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and white partner, Rose (Allison Williams), attending a weekend getaway in order to meet Rose’s parents. The trip finds them in a white dominated suburb where mysterious […]

 Danielle Blakeley

Fifty Shades Darker – Review

Fifty Shades Darker – Review

The well-anticipated Mr dark and mysterious recently topped the box office film charts, but it wasn’t quite the troubled billionaire protagonist that people were expecting. The Lego Batman Movie raked in £7.9 million on its opening weekend, meaning capes and comedy beat Christian Grey and his raunchy sequel to the top spot. Fifty Shades Darker earned a slightly lower £7.56 million, nearly half the amount of its Valentine’s Day predecessor, ranking it in second place.

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson reprised their roles as billionaire bad boy, Christian Grey and inexperienced ‘misfit,’ Anastasia Steele, but continued to struggle with on screen chemistry in this disappointing sequel. The movie begins with the “not a hearts and flowers kind of” Christian, giving Anastasia… flowers, in a bid to swoon her back to […]

 Alexander Beard

The Founder – Preview

The Founder – Preview

February 17, 2017 will see the release of the Michael Keaton-starring The Founder, the story of the fast food phenomenon known as McDonalds. Keaton plays the part of Ray Kroc, a travelling salesman who meets the McDonald brothers Richard and Maurice (Nick Offerman, John Carroll) and convinces them to franchise their small diner, eventually transforming […]

 Paul Barclay

The Lego Batman Movie – Review

The Lego Batman Movie – Review

How do you follow up an unconventional film, that became a worldwide smash hit? If  you are Warner Bros, you make a spin-off focusing purely on one of the characters from the original. Also, it helps when that character is The Dark Knight himself, Batman, who is arguably the most famous comic book character ever. […]

 Paul Barclay

John Wick: Chapter 2 cut for UK release

The follow-up to the Keanu Reeves shoot-em-up John Wick has had 22 seconds cut from it to achieve a 15 age rating for its UK release. In a short statement, the BBFC stated that after Lionsgate, the distribution company, asked what would need to be cut to gain a 15 rating, they “chose to reduce bloody injury […]

 Courtnie Kerr

Top 10 Fictional Characters That Inspired Halloween Costumes

Top 10 Fictional Characters That Inspired Halloween Costumes

With Halloween just around the corner, the hunt for the best costume is on and most people are taking to films to get their inspiration.

Without a doubt there have been some pretty memorable films, memorable characters and even more memorable costumes that come with them. Here is a rundown of the top 10 fictional characters that have sparked a costume rampage on the world…   Wednesday Addams – The Addams Family: With her ghostly pale skin and monochromatic style, […]

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