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Festival En Francais

Having just spent the evening planning a weekend break en Paris, I had France on my mind already when I stumbled across news of a little bit of of the City of Light right here in London Town. From April 23-30, UniFrance Films presents Rendezvous with French Cinema in the UK. Offering a selection of … Continue reading

Take Five: March 31-April 6

A snapshot of the week’s movie news (exclusively featuring a slew of sequels and reboots): 1. Head honcho Kevin Feige reveals that Marvel’s film canon plans extend to at least 2028. 2. Filming has restarted on Fast & Furious 7, following a hiatus after the death of star Paul Walker. 3. Jerry Bruckheimer provides possible plot details … Continue reading

Take Five: March 24-30

A snapshot of the week’s movie news: 1. Frozen overtakes Toy Story 3 to become highest-grossing animated film in history. 2. Harry Potter spinoff turns from one into three films. 3. Kevin Spacey is to play Winston Churchill in biopic entitled Captain of the Gate. 4. Fox sets dates for Fantastic Four and Wolverine sequels. 5. … Continue reading

Here Comes The Sun

With just over a month to go, Sundance London yesterday announced the programme for this year’s festival. Highlights among the 21 feature films include Fassbender in Frank, Arterton in The Voices and Coogan in The Trip to Italy. The festival also includes 18 short films and a selection of panels. Tickets will go on sale … Continue reading

Take Five: March 17-23

A snapshot of this week’s movie news: 1. Star Wars: Episode VII is set to start shooting in London’s Pinewood Studios in May 2014 and will be set 30 years after Episode VI. 2. David Fincher wants Christian Bale for the role of Steve Jobs in Apple biopic. 3. Disney and Pixar are planning new sequels Incredibles … Continue reading

Take Five: February 24-March 2

A snapshot of this week’s movie news: 1. Movie 43 ‘wins’ at the Razzies, taking Worst Director, Worst Screenplay and Worst Picture. 2. Harold Ramis (best known for Groundhog Day and Ghostbusters) has died aged 69. 3. Video game Minecraft is headed for the big screen, courtesy of Warner Bros. 4. BBC drama Ripper Street … Continue reading


Director Gareth Edwards yesterday gave journalists a sneak preview of his upcoming Godzilla blockbuster at a cinema in London’s West End. Apparently, it will be bigger (and hopefully better) than previous incarnations, so expect carnage! Edwards has done great things on a micro-budget (his only other outing as a director was 2010’s Monsters, which I … Continue reading

Future Proof

This weekend the BFI is hosting a unique three-day festival encouraging young filmmakers to get involved in the industry. According to the BFI, “each day will have a different focus (fiction, animation and documentary)”, with a wide variety of activities on offer, ranging from in-depth masterclasses to hands-on workshops, screenings of the best new films … Continue reading

Welcome to Y4K

James Cameron has announced that he’s considering filming Avatar 2 in ‘4K’. Just when I’d got my head around 48fps, why make things more complicated? In simple terms, 4K is just a horizontal digital resolution of 4000 pixels. Obvs. For a more technical jargon-filled explanation, head this way.

Take Five: February 10-16

This week’s news round up is a day late, due to the BAFTAs taking over last night. But better late than never, eh?! 1. Tom Hardy is to join Cillian Murphy and co on second series of Peaky Blinders. 2. Edgar Wright announces on Twitter that Steve Price is set to score Ant-Man, continuing their collaborative partnership. … Continue reading