It’s been a long road for fans of Marvel’s Deadpool. Originally outlined way back in the mid-2000’s, the movie ended up drifting; never really getting chance to come off the drawing-board. The recent resurgence in superhero films (and success) prompted FOX to look again at the franchise and with Ryan Reynolds pushing for it; the movie was eventually made. […]
Something that’s very interesting in our era of films is that almost all of our big stars are actually good actors. Think about it, the most well known actress is Jennifer Lawrence. She’s appeared in crowd pleasers like The Hunger Games and X-Men: First Class. Yet as she’s shown in the likes of Silver Linings Playbook, she is a […]
It’s been 15 years since the original Zoolander touched down in cinemas to mild underachievement. But a cult following developed around Ben Stiller’s character and eventually rumours a sequel flourished. The result is a film that feels out of depth and out of it’s comfort zone – with more visual flair than anything to be […]
We recently wrote about how Metroid needs a huge shot in the arm and today’s news may finally wake Nintendo up in that regard. UFC megastar and former Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey has revealed that’s she’s totally game for playing the famous bounty hunter Samus Aran.
Star Wars Episode VIII is one of the highest anticipated films from Disney. After making $2 billion on the previous instalment; it’s obvious the company would want to keep the secrets of the film away from prying eyes. Today news emerged of how they are trying to achieve that.
Following the success of Cinderella, it would be two years before Disney got around to releasing another full length animated flick. This was a passion project of Walt Disney’s – a film he’d spent many years trying to get off the ground and even turned resources away from other projects to ensure it got his […]
Mary Poppins is a timeless Disney classic that took the simple story of a nanny and made it magical. Now Disney is looking to reprise it’s classic franchise with Emily Blunt set to take the iconic role from Julie Andrews.
Before Deadpool there was another R-Rated Fox flick that took the box office by storm – Kingsman. After capturing $400 million worldwide – Fox greenlit a sequel and now details are emerging of the shake-up to the films cast.
Fans of the 1982 dystopian classic Blade Runner have been waiting for any news regarding the upcoming sequel. Now they’ve been given a concrete date for when they can hit the cinemas; and it’s not that far away.
The Hunger Games is another book-to-movie adaptation that proves Hollywood loves nothing more than to ride on the coattails of successful best sellers. But after the success of the Harry potter series, does the Hunger Games feel like the kind of film that teenagers can empathise with or is it a shameless cash grab that […]
Say ‘Peter Pan’ to most people and you’ll conjure up memories of the Disney animated film. Sadly this is not that. Pan is instead a shameless cash grab – desperate to farm an origin story where one isn’t really needed. Let’s hold our memories close and take a close look at the mess that is […]
Cinematic Universes are all the rage in modern Hollywood; bringing together characters that fans want to see on the silver screen in ways previously unheard of. Now The Lego Movie’s director has spoken about his desire to see Nintendo turn its lucrative bank of characters into such an arrangement.
Smelling the money made from it’s recent Deadpool movie, Fox has wasted no time in whole-heartedly committing to the R-Rated superhero. The studio has revealed that it’s upcoming Wolverine 3 film will now be bumped up to the mature rating.
I’ve already discussed how Straight Outta Compton was a huge success not necessarily because it was a good film but because of the timing of the film’s release and the events that were happening in America. I know this because we have a control movie, Suffragette. This was a film about an influential part of the women’s rights […]
Everything old is new again – that’s the Hollywood way. With Aliens getting a quasi-reboot and a number of other franchises rising up from the 80’s; it makes sense that one of the decades most iconic action films would be getting a modern Hollywood reworking.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a stunningly successful movie – recapturing the magic of the older films while managing to point the franchise in a new direction. Now Disney has announced that Episode VIII of the popular franchise has entered full production.
The upcoming Ghostbusters reboot has all the makings of a good film; whether it becomes one is another thing entirely. Fans of the franchise have been waiting with baited breath for any kind of footage to emerge and now director Paul Feig has revealed the first tantalising glimpse of the upcoming movie.
With rumours swirling that Daniel Craig has hit the eject button on his tenure as the famous British spy – it’s time for fans to do a bit of soul searching. Bond is a franchise that waits for no actor and with a slew of action hero’s waiting in the wings to take the mantle […]
The press tour for Spectre was awkward and rumours have been swirling for a while that Daniel Craig has been looking to get out of his James Bond commitments. Now according to the UK’s Sun newspaper it’s happened, with the actor stepping down to star in a new US TV show.
The Revenant is one of those films that you can’t help but admire. The sheer amount of suffering it’s crew went through to tell it’s story is admirable. Directed by Alejandro G. Inarritu, winner of last years Oscar for Birdman, this film is a daring tale of survival against bleak odds. But is it worthy […]
Fox’s Deadpool movie is doing exceedingly well – setting a number of records over the weekend during it’s cinema rampage. Now it’s been revealed that the movie is set to earn more than expected; with analysts expecting the movie will cross the $90 million mark during the Valentines Day weekend.
When you look back at all the films that Walt Disney brought under his wing, none have the kind of troubled path to release that Alice in Wonderland wandered. Here was a film that Disney had dabbled in much earlier in his career when he created the short animation Alice’s Wonderland and one that he […]
Oh dear. Michael Bay’s attempt at rebooting the Transformers franchise has received all kinds of criticism from general movie goers through to hardcore fans for being a shambling abomination. Despite this the franchise has made an insane amount of money at box office and thus Paramount are eager to milk their cash-cow for all it’s […]
Not every film can be a massive blockbuster. I get that. Like everyone else, I get sick of the world being on the line ever week in different universes, or more likely nowadays in the same universe. So I have nothing against smaller stories where not that much is on the line. Instead of panicking […]
Post World War II was an interesting time for Disney. In an attempt to save costs and drive up profits – the company shifted it’s animation style to a much cheaper production method. The result was the ability to crank out films faster than ever before but with notable lapses in quality. When I reviewed […]
Back when Star Wars: The Force Awakens was in production – news broke that Harrison Ford had suffered a broken leg when one of the hydraolic doors on the Millenium Falcom fell and crushed it. That was a long time a time ago but now the UK’s Health & Safety Executive has decided that Foodles […]
Star Wars is big business right now for Disney who have no less than four different Star Wars films in the pipeline. Now we know a little more about one of them as the upcoming Hans Solo film has been given a release date.
Harry Potter fans have a lot to be excited for when JK Rowling releases her upcoming stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Even better news is that the script for the Potter play will be released on July 31st for everyone who can’t make it to the play in the form of a […]
The recent success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has re-awoken more than just the force. Movie studios have been scrambling to see which sci-fi franchises they can breath new life into. Now Universal has reportedly brought it’s long in development hell Battlestar Galactica movie back in from the cold.
Long rumoured but never really confirmed – Paramount Pictures has finally gotten around to putting the pieces together for it’s upcomong Playmobil movie by reportedly attaching some fairly big names to the project.
After her movie stealing performance in the critically acclaimed Mad Max: Fury Road; Charlize Theron’s Hollywood stock has risen incredibly and the actress finds herself linked with a string of high profile roles. The latest rumour suggests that she may be appearing as a villain in the upcoming Fast & Furious film.
Sonic The Hedgehog hasn’t had the best of times recently. Despite a reboot and several attempts to branch the franchise out to television – the series has endured a pretty miserable time. This morning though we’ve heard a surprise announcement that Sega and Sony are coming together to create a Sonic movie.
Deadpool hits cinemas this Friday and after the agonisingly long wait for the foul mouthed hero to make it to the big screen – many of his fans will be happy to just see it finally happening. Now though reports indicate that Fox has already greenlit the films sequel and has begun bringing together a […]
It took over a decade for Ryan Reynolds to realise his dream of donning the Deadpool outfit for the big screen but this week it finally becomes a reality. Now the Hollywood star has revealed his next ambition is to get an X-Force film off the ground,
There are many reasons a film can be a hit at the box office. Sometimes quality wins out and through reviews and word of mouth, people go to see it. Bad films can be hits too because the promotion manages to appeal to just enough of our base instincts to get us in the seats. […]
Matt Damon’s recently revealed Jason Bourne has excited fans of Universal’s franchise – who have been waiting patiently for a return of the popular franchise. Now Matt Damon has talked about the film for the first time; explaining what fans can expect from the post-Ultamatum flick.
Video game movies tend to fall into two categories; average and awful. At the end of this year the world will find out which side of the coin The Assassin’s Creed film will fall into. Michael Fassbender has been chatting with Empire about the film and been outlying how he hopes the film will avoid […]
A few years back you couldn’t move without bumping into an iteration of the Saw franchise. It was finally concluded with the awful Saw 3D and Liongate moved on to other franchises (Like The Hunger Games). Now though like an ex feeling the nostalgia, Liongate wants to bring the franchise back with it’s newest entry; […]
Bambi represents a bit of a change in tone for Disney. Up to this point it’s output was heavily based on musicals and used human characters to tell the stories it wanted. Here though was a more grounded and realistic attempt to tell a story that for the most part – relied heavily on the […]
I don’t know what London did to upset movie producers but damn, the poor old city seems to take a beating no matter which movie it turns up in these days. Or at least that’s the impression the new Independence Day trailer gives.
Matt Damon’s returned from his space adventures in Interstellar and The Martian to reclaim the mantel of action here it seems – with the first trailer for his upcoming Jason Bourne flick being shown off during last nights Super Bowl.
In a feat only achieved twice before it, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become only the third film ever in Box Office history to pass the coveted $2 billion mark.
Great films have great plots. But sometimes even the tightest script can lead to big plot holes. We’re not saying these plot holes ruin the films they exist in; just that if you pay any attention to them they can undo the magic of cinema right before your eyes. These are just ten of the plot […]
Yes the Fifty Shades of Grey sequels are happening and no; you can’t pretend they’re not. But at least they’re slightly ambitious in who they add to the upcoming BDSM-flick. Bella Heathcote, recently starting in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, has signed up for her Grey experience.
It wasn’t so long ago that disaster films were the biggest things in cinema. Thanks to the success of films of Titanic and Independence Day, every other blockbuster that was released saw a group of people try to survive some sort of cataclysmic event. That died down for a bit when everyone got sick of them, but recently […]
Sometimes a film’s reputation long precedes for the wrong reasons. There’s very few movies Disney’s ever put to screen that it’s never stood by and re-released; but they do exist. The biggest among them is this 1946 tale from the deep south of America – a film that became so ired in controversy that it’ll […]
After the bomb that was Pinocchio – Disney found itself in a weird position. It still had lots of money left over from the success of Snow White yet critics still derided animated films as nothing more than bloated childrens fodder. To this Walt Disney responded not with a typical film but an avant-garde piece […]
It wasn’t a great film and by the sounds being made over at Paramount; won’t be getting the trilogy treatment that many thought it might. Terminator Genisys was one of 2015’s biggest bombs and now Matt Smith has spoken about his thoughts over the seemingly dead franchise.
In April eager Star Wars fans will be able to get their hands on the DVD/BluRay of The Force Awakens. But today it’s been revealed that Frank Oz actually worked on set for a return of the iconic Yoda character – only for JJ Abrams to cut it.
Ice Age is a huge money earner for 20th Century Fox, who laugh all the way to the bank when a new instalment is released. So it should really be no surprise to anyone that the popular franchise has managed to land itself a fifth entry – titled Ice Age Collision Course.