Joseph Gordon-Levitt writes, directs, and stars in a film with Scarlett Johansson. Clever.
Directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore. On the surface of things Don Jon markets itself around a masturbation addiction and the pursuit of good looking women. Within the first couple of scenes, Jon, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, tells us the few things that mean the most to him in his […]
Josh Hollis heads down to Sunderland's Empire Theatre for the long-awaited launch of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Hello and welcome weary internet traveller; you have made it to Northern Lights, the newly launched website dedicated to covering arts and culture in our beloved North East. From film to comedy, music to theatre, our dedicated and passionate team of contributors will seek to cover all things cultural around the region, bringing you the […]
We meet the Tyneside Cinema's venue manager to talk new events and ambitious redevelopment
Last week saw the opening night of Electric Comedy, the Tyneside Cinema’s new stand-up comedy show displaying talent from the local area. Host Seymour Mace was joined by Lauren Pattison, Andy Fury and Thom Tuck for the night that incorporated well with the wide range of arts already available at the cinema such as live music, […]
The second instalment of the Hunger Games trilogy hit screens nationwide
Directed by Francis Lawrence (12A) Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lenny Kravitz, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks This is the second instalment of the Hunger Games four-film franchise and Catching Fire finds a tormented Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) re-adjusting to life in District 12 after winning the 74th Hunger Games […]
De Niro, Pfeiffer, Scorsese, Besson. What could go wrong? Well, most of it.
In essence, The Family is a film that holds to a darkly comic theme, but unfortunately has a sporadic tone that fails to hold it together. Filled with quips and humouring comments they pay little to the film as a whole. Form the trailer you think, “oh that looks good” – Which it does, but […]
In one of film's most unlikely sentences, Tom Hanks gets his boat boarded by pirates
“Listen up; we have been boarded by armed pirates. If they find you, remember, you know this ship, they don’t. Stick together and we’ll be alright. Good luck.” Directed by Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips is the real-life story of how the Maersk Alabama became the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in over 200 […]
James McAvoy stars as a filthy cop in the latest Irvine Welch adaptation
When the role of Detective Inspector at the Edinburgh police force is open, Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy) believes he is perfect for promotion. Except, he is a corrupt, alcoholic, cocaine-snorting, bipolar, bigot and he will do anything to get this promotion to save his marriage. But the sex, drugs and lines-of-cocaine lifestyle starts […]
Space is a place we were never meant to go. It is a brutal and totally inhospitable environment that hates all humanity and detests our very presence whenever we venture from our little lump of rock. We are simply not supposed to be there. And that ferociously hostility of space is one of the many […]
Au revoir, mon cher ami. Waving a final adieu to dear old Hercule was always going to signal a bitter ending. The pedantic yet brilliant, moustachioed sleuth shuffled his way onto our screens for the final time this week, but the ending provided more trauma than his fans (who hadn’t read up on it) could […]