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Thn Go Into The Woods With Press Conference Coverage

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Into The Woods finally brings Stephen Sondheim’s 1987 stage musical to the big screen. It’s been a long time coming, which is illustrated by some of the comments made at a press conference we were lucky enough to attend, in which James Corden, Anna Kendrick, director Rob Marshall, and producer John DeLuca, all spoke of their time during production and what brought them to such an awaited piece.

To start with, John DeLuca described what really got this film off the ground despite so many false starts:

It really started with Rob (Marshall) and myself. We both had seen the show in 87 and as we do our projects together we always have a dialogue as to what would be next and what we’re thinking of. As you know, musicals are near and dear to our hearts and Into The Woods came up at one point, and as we »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Win ‘The Rover’ On Blu-ray!

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To celebrate the release of The Rover, starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, on DVD and Blu-ray on the 5th January, 2015, we’ve got three to giveaway on Blu-ray!

The tense, action-packed and brutal post-apocalyptic thriller is set ten years after a Western economic collapse, cold-blooded drifter Eric (Pearce) traverses the scorched Australian outback on a mission to track down the men who took everything he had. After losing their trail he soon crosses paths with Rey (Pattinson) a badly wounded member of the gang who was left for dead by his own brother. Vulnerable and naïve Rey joins Eric as his unwitting accomplice and together they cross this new world to exact their revenge

Written and directed by the acclaimed David MICHÔD (Animal Kingdom) The Rover is an unflinching journey of two men who will go to any lengths to take back what is theirs.

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- Dan Bullock

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The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death Review

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Director: Tom Harper.

Cast: Phoebe Fox, Oaklee Pendergast, Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine, Leanne Best.

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 98 minutes

Synopsis: Children are evacuated from London during WWII to a stately home that looks a little disused. It is soon discovered that it also houses an evil spirit.

With the likes of Birdman and The Theory Of Everything pounding 1st January into a startlingly amazing beginning to the year, we worried for a moment that we may have nothing to heap on movies other than praise. Fortunately along comes The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death. A loosely connected sequel to the surprise hit that made sure we saw Daniel Radcliffe as more than a magical wizard. With a new director, new writer, and new editor, the entire film is lucky to have that Hammer logo slapped on its posters.

The initial premise is quite delicious in theory, as young children »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Art And Unscrupulousness: A ‘Big Eyes’ Feature

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A masterpiece can last forever, immortalized within the frame of a picture the way a camera catches a moment in time. Yet the mechanics of getting paint on canvas would bore even the sturdiest of cinema audiences. Movies have a longstanding love affair with art, but one that focuses more on the creators than the result. Art is used as a catalyst for conflict, fanaticism, passion, malevolence and good old-fashioned greed.

Tim Burton’s Big Eyes embodies the last of these qualities and also a smattering of the others. It tells the story of Margaret Keane, whose marriage to husband Walter was defined and eventually destroyed by her work, characterized by the exaggerated eyes of the title. Released in cinemas from Boxing Day, now is a good time to take a look back at how filmmakers have shown the brushstrokes and bad behaviour that gave rise to and surrounded the »

- Steve Palace

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Birdman Review

27 December 2014 8:00 AM, PST

Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

Cast: Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis, Andrea Riseborough.

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 119 minutes

Synopsis: A once famed actor, most recognisable in the role of a superhero, sets about making his comeback on the stage.

Birdman is disgusting. It’s released on 1st January and it may very well be the best film of 2015. That may sound like a huge claim, but it is certainly better than anything released in 2014, and 2014 has been a fantastic year for film. As much as one can only hope that this is the start of a beautiful year in film, it terrifies me to think it may be all downhill from here.

Birdman sees Michael Keaton play an actor once famous for his role as a superhero, who now wishes to reclaim his identity. Needless to say there are some parallels between art and life, with Keaton »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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‘Hannibal’ Reveals New Face For Season Three

27 December 2014 4:30 AM, PST

It’s not uncommon for a TV character to change his face. Though in the case of Hannibal‘s psychotic pig herder Mason Verger this idea is more apt than most – having been plied with drugs by cannibalistic lead Mads Mikkelsen he was then urged to slice off his mug and feed it to the dogs. Rather than spend hours in the make up chair, actor Michael Pitt opted to depart, leaving Joe Anderson to don the mangled prosthetic.

Anderson hasn’t been shy about his new role, posting images of himself on Instagram alongside various wry comments, the tone of which suggest he’ll be a perfect fit for the warped drama. These posts aren’t for the squeamish, so if you’re of a nervous disposition you might want to avoid this new shot of Anderson, that has since been taken down…

 

Before Anderson and Pitt Verger was »

- Steve Palace

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The Theory Of Everything Review

27 December 2014 3:00 AM, PST

Director: James Marsh

Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox

Certificate: 12A

Running Time: 123 mins

Synopsis: A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

With the New Year’s Day release The Theory Of Everything 2015 films are getting off to a fantastic start. The film, based on the book Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen written by Jane Hawking, tells the epic life story of one of the greatest minds to come from our shores, Professor Stephen Hawking.

Although Stephen Hawking is the famous one of the pair, it is rather interesting that the film’s story comes from Jane’s memoirs. By coming at the story from this angle a lot of the rose-tinted glasses aspects so common with biopics are missing. That being said, it is worth noting that Jane isn’t a bitter ex-wife and as such her ex-husband comes »

- Kat Smith

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Win ‘The Guest’ Starring Dan Stevens On DVD!

26 December 2014 7:50 AM, PST

The director and writer of You’Re Next team up once more for one of the coolest and most acclaimed films of 2014. Boasting an awesomely bad-ass standout performance from Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens, The Guest is one of the most talked about movies of the year and perfectly balances explosive action, wit and genius script writing.

Make sure you invite The Guest into your home this Christmas on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download. Available to own from 29th December from Icon Film Distribution.

It’s also available to order on Amazon here but if you fancy your chances if winning our DVD, tell us who directs The Guest?

Send your answer, with your name and address, to our box below with the subject ‘The Guest DVD‘. We’ll pick those winners on 18th January, 2015.

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- Dan Bullock

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Tinsel And Time Travel For Jenna Coleman As ‘Doctor Who’ Contract Extended *Contains Spoilers*

26 December 2014 6:22 AM, PST

Viewers of Doctor Who‘s festive special got an extra present with the news that Jenna Coleman’s Clara is jumping aboard the Tardis for another year. The actress kept media and fans guessing right up to the last moment, and the revelation was announced at the press screening for Last Christmas before being unveiled to the nation in the closing minutes. Showrunner Steven Moffat had some fun depicting Clara as an elderly woman (surely every cast member in the show has been in Oap prosthetics now), suggesting Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor was to leave her behind. But it turned out to be a hallucination, convincing the Time Lord to invite her for another round of adventures. Coleman remarked:

It’s wonderful. I get a whole other series of stories with the Doctor and I couldn’t walk away with the story being unresolved. There is so much more to do. »

- Steve Palace

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Win ‘The Grand Seduction’ Starring Brendan Gleeson On DVD!

26 December 2014 2:00 AM, PST

To celebrate the release of The Grand Seduction starring Brendan Gleeson (Calvary, The Guard, In Bruges) and Taylor Kitsch (True Detective Season 2) – on DVD 5th January 2015 – we have a copy of the film to giveaway courtesy of Entertainment One.

Brendan Gleeson once again delivers a fantastic performance in a delightful comedy that is full of charm, wit and boasts stand-out performances from a stellar cast. Taylor Kitsch, more known for his science fiction blockbusters shows great comedy prowess and exactly why he is such a big name in Hollywood. Rounding off the main cast is the stunning Liane Balaban and Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent, who provide some truly laugh out loud moments!

It’s available to order on Amazon today: http://amzn.to/1wm0P7E but you can also be in with a chance of winning by telling us, who’s Brendan Gleeson’s About Time-starring son?

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- Dan Bullock

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Unbroken Review

26 December 2014 1:20 AM, PST

 Director: Angelina Jolie

Cast: Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Jai Courtney, Takamasa Ishihara

Certification:12A

Running Time: 137 minutes

Synopsis: After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he’s caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp…

With the festive season well and truly here Sony exec Scott Rudin must of thought it appropriate to give that Angelina bird a good roasting, only to have his own goose cooked thanks to an embarrassing press leak. Despite the ‘brat-gate’ email scandal turning all involved cheek’s rosier than Santa’s, Thn is sure that the old adage any publicity is good publicity (try telling that to Rogen and Franco right now) and will no doubt see droves of Team Jolie supporters flock to the multiplexes this Boxing Day to see the actor’s third directorial feature; Unbroken. »

- Joe Upton

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Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb Review

26 December 2014 1:20 AM, PST

Director: Shawn Levy

Cast: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Dan Stevens, Rebel Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Ben Kingsley, Steve Coogan

Running Time: 97 minutes

Rating: PG

Synopsis: Larry spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.

Larry (Ben Stiller) is back working the nightshift and now he’s also in charge of the museum’s ‘special effects’, but something is wrong with The Tablet of Ahkmenrah and it’s sending the museum pieces a bit crazy. It’s down to him to find out what’s going on…once he can persuade his son to take life more seriously than he seems to be.

Larry and his friends have taken their adventure to London for Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, and the new setting is a welcome one that breathes new life into »

- Amanda Keats

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Exodus: Gods and Kings Review

26 December 2014 1:20 AM, PST

Director: Ridley Scott

Cast: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley

Running Time: 150 minutes

Rating: 12A

Synopsis: The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton take on two of the most iconic roles from biblical stories, that of Moses and the Pharaoh, in Ridley Scott’s new grand epic Exodus: Gods And Kings and, though the story itself is far from cheerful, Scott has opted for a decidedly dark approach here. Moses is no fairytale hero and Rhamses is no pantomime villain.

The personal stories of the major characters are given almost as much importance as the impressive special effects. Of course, what most people are interested in here is the special effects – which is unsurprising really, given the many spectacular elements contained within this notorious story. »

- Amanda Keats

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Win ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ On Blu-ray

24 December 2014 4:45 AM, PST

To celebrate the release of Deliver Us From Evil on Blu-ray and DVD on 5th January 2015, we’ve got three to give away on Blu-ray!

Directed by Scott Derrickson, Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana) is a New York police officer investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. When he discovers that the crimes are of supernatural origins, he must join forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions terrorizing their city. Filled with action and thrilling suspense, the film is inspired by the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.

Check out our exclusive featurette right here!

To win yourself one of three Blu-ray’s we have to giveaway, just tell us who directs the movie?

Send your answer, with your name and address, to our box below with the subject ‘Deliver Us From Evil‘. We’ll »

- Dan Bullock

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First Look: Chase’s Two World’s Collide in Slick ‘Entourage’ Teaser Trailer

24 December 2014 12:18 AM, PST

How many seconds you got? The boys are back and looking better than ever in the first official teaser trailer for Entourage below.

Bringing the story’s focus back to the mateship between Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), his brother Drama (Kevin Dillon), best mates ‘E’ (Kevin Connolly), and Turtle (Jerry Ferrera), and agent/friend cum studio head Ari (Jeremy Piven), the boys return after Vince lands the leading role in a film adaption of ‘Dracula’.

Not only do we get to see a slick teaser clip of Vince’s new film in the opening 50 seconds of the trailer, we also learn that Ari’s studio and billionaire cowboy Larsen McCredie (Billy Bob Thornton) contributed Us$100 million to the budget which is currently Us$15 million over budget. To keep the boys in line, McCredie decides to send his son Travis (Haley Joel Osment) to oversee the film’s production.

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- Sacha Hall

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Electric Boogaloo ‘The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films’ Review

23 December 2014 9:00 AM, PST

Director: Mark Hartley

Featuring: Molly Ringwald, Dolph Lundgren, Marina Sirtis, Elliott Gould, Mimi Rogers, Alex Winter, Bo Derek

Running Time: 107 minutes

Synopsis: A one-of-a-kind story about two-of-a-kind men who (for better or worse) changed film forever.

If you like your films brilliantly awful, then you would have seen some of Cannon’s work. They did the Death Wish sequels, the legendary He-Man movie Masters Of The Universe and Superman IV: The Quest For Peace, a film so cheap that they used an office block next to Milton Keynes train station as the Un headquarters. That’s absolutely true and anyone from Milton Keynes will tell you so. When they’re not too busy crying. They also made America 3000, for which the trailer includes the line, ‘It is nine hundred years after the great nuke, and the role of women in society has changed, much to the displeasure of men. »

- John Sharp

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‘Where The Road Runs Out’ To Premiere At Pan African Film Festival 2015

23 December 2014 7:30 AM, PST

Where The Road Runs Out is the first ever movie to be filmed in Equatorial Guinea and has been lighting up the film festival circuit, and now it’s been announced that it’ll have its Los Angeles premiere at the Pan African Film Festival in 2015.

Starring Isaach De Bankole, Juliet Landau, Stelio Savante, and Sizo Motsoko, it’s directed by Rudolf Buitendach and made its world premiere at San Diego film festival earlier this year, taking the awards for Best Narrative Feature and U-t San Diego.

In the film, we follow Science lecturer George Mensa (played by Isaach De Bankolé of Casino Royale), who turns his back on the world of European academia when he inherits a field station in the middle of the African jungle. There, his views on friendship and romance are challenged upon meeting Corina (Juliet Landau of Ed Wood and Buffy), the mistress of the local orphanage, »

- Dan Bullock

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Exclusive: Eric Bana Talks ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ In Blu-ray Featurette

23 December 2014 5:35 AM, PST

It seems that Deliver Us From Evil from a little overlooked on its theatrical release but there’s been some positive critical responses, including a 4-star review from Thn right here. Today, we’ve got an exclusive clip as Eric Bana talks about his role and what drove him towards taking this movie on.Released on Blu-ray and DVD on 5th January, 2015, it stars Eric Bana, Édgar Ramirez and Olivia Munn.

Focusing around the life of New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), he’s struggling with his own personal issues, and when he begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes, he joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramírez), who’s schooled in the rituals of exorcism as they try to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city.

Check out the clip below for the film influences by real-life tales from Sarchie:

Deliver Us From Evil »

- Dan Bullock

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Win ‘Exodus: Gods And Kings’ Merchandise & A Bluetooth Speaker!

23 December 2014 4:30 AM, PST

 

To celebrate the release of 20th Century Fox’s Exodus: Gods And Kings on December 26th, we’ve got Five sets of stunning merchandise to giveaway and a very special Bluetooth Speaker!

Synopsis: From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure Exodus: Gods And Kings, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharoah Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Check out the trailer:

To be in with a chance of winner 1 of 5 sets we have to give away, including the chance to get that Bluetooth Speaker, just tell us the name of Ridley Scott »

- Dan Bullock

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Watch: Worldwide Trailer Debut For ‘The Longest Ride’ Starring Scott Eastwood

23 December 2014 3:30 AM, PST

Rejoice Nicholas Sparks lovers!

20th Century Fox has just dropped the worldwide debut trailer for their romantic drama The Longest Ride and you can watch it right now below.The 10th romance novel to be adapted for the big screen, The Longest Ride stars Britt Robertson (Cake) as Sophia Danko, a young college student whose life with cowboy lover Luke (played by Scott Eastwood) becomes inexplicably intertwined with elderly widower Ira Levinson (Alan Alda) after an isolated car accident.

As Levinson holds on to life, he reflects upon his life-long love affair with his wife Ruth who guides him through their shared memories via her love letters.

Adapted for the screen by Craig Bolotin (Black Rain) and directed by George Tillman Jnr. (Faster), the film also stars Jack Huston (American Hustle) as a younger Ira and Oona Chaplin (Quantum Of Solace) as his wife Ruth.

The Longest Ride opens in »

- Sacha Hall

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