Mark McConville

"Heritage And Glory" – We Meet The Class Of '92's Sunderland-Supporting Directors

"Heritage And Glory" – We Meet The Class Of '92's Sunderland-Supporting Directors

As the Class of 92 hits shelves in time for Christmas, Northern Lights caught up with the directors, Ben and Gabe Turner, who are huge Sunderland fans.

Their company Fulwell 73 is named after the Fulwell stand in Roker Park and of course 73 refers to the year Sunderland won the FA cup. So, why do two men from London support Sunderland? “Heritage. Our family are all from up there. And of course, glory. Six league titles and an FA cup. We thought […]

 Angus Saul

Preview: The Hobbit – The Desolation Of Smaug

Preview: The Hobbit – The Desolation Of Smaug

The second part of the Hobbit trilogy rolls over the hill this weekend

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was met with mostly positive reviews, but it was still some way off the dizzying heights Lord of the Rings trilogy. Much was expected of it, but 11 Oscars for The Return of the King would always be hard to match. Where the Lord of the Rings kept faithful to […]

 Kieran Murray

Pop Up Pictures Brings Die Hard To Newcastle

Pop Up Pictures Brings Die Hard To Newcastle

Hoping to raise money for the Philippine Typhoon Appeal, Pop Up Pictures arrives at World HQ

World Headquarters is set to be the latest venue to stage a Pop up Pictures event for a night of charitable festive cheer. Pop Up Pictures is set up to screen cult, classic and popular films from the past and their latest event is the showing of Die Hard on 12th December. Often seen as one […]

 sam macgregor

Review: Carrie – Yet Another Needless Remake

Review: Carrie – Yet Another Needless Remake

The re-imagining of the 1976 horror classic comes up a little short on the imagination

I find it rather strange that us Brits strive to copy the ideal stereotypical American prom. In films over the years, what’s supposed to be a romantic, first ‘young love’ event where one might lose their virginity, has been shadowed by cruelty, anxiety and especially humiliation. Two rather notable occasions where this happens is in There’s […]

 Angus Saul

Preview: Nebraska

Preview: Nebraska

Nebraska is the story of how an old man and his son must trek from Montana to Nebraska to collect $1 million in prize money. It’s an impressive cast of mainly B-list actors, that move this very indie-ish film along, but it will be that sort of anonymity which makes each and every character seem […]

 Benjamin Kuwas

Review: Saving Mr. Banks – Sweet, Even Without A Spoonful Of Sugar

Review: Saving Mr. Banks – Sweet, Even Without A Spoonful Of Sugar

Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson charm and delight in equal measure in a story behind a classic story

Saving Mr. Banks is an incredibly uplifting yet deeply emotional film for all to engage with, as it gives a deeper understanding of the process of Walt Disney attempting to acquire the rights of Mary Poppins. The Blind Side director John Lee Hancock constructs a powerful story by allowing the characters to have room to […]

 Angus Saul

Review: Parkland – Plenty Of Guts, But No Glory

Review: Parkland – Plenty Of Guts, But No Glory

Angus Saul tells us why the latest look at the JFK assassination ironically limited in scope

Parkland was released on the 50th anniversary of John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s assassination and, unsurprisingly, it’s a glimpse into the lives of those who were directly affected by the then president’s death. It’s emotional at times, and it’s moving at times, but for the most part, it falls flat. Written and directed by Peter Landesman (his […]

 sam macgregor

Preview: Carrie

Preview: Carrie

Can Chloe Mortez deliver a performance deserving of the "Horror Movie of The Year" hype?

For all vintage horror movie fans out there, the original Carrie film leaves the somewhat disturbing image of a fire-wrecked, bloody senior prom. The 1976 classic, based on the novel written by Stephen King (The Shining, Green Mile) left viewers both stunned and scared by its horrific scenes of pigs’ blood, gore and teenage telekinesis. […]

 Melanie Hall

Review: The Family – Oh Robbie, You're Better Than This

Review: The Family – Oh Robbie, You're Better Than This

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 […]

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