Category Archives: Movies

Cinderella – Lily James sings ‘A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes’

Cinderella hit the big screen yesterday and has been winning over critics and audiences – it really is set to be one of the early big hits of the year.

The movie has already topped the U.S. box office and it looks set to see that success continue this week as UK audiences get swept along with the classic fairytale.

Cinderella is set to be the film that makes Lily James a star – she takes on the title role – and shows of her singing voice in this brand new clip from the film:

A terrific cast has been assembled around James as Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter, and Cate Blanchett are just some of the names on board. The movie also sees Kenneth Branagh return to the director’s chair.

The movie follows Cinderella, who is at the beck and call of her stepmother and stepsisters after the unexpected death of her father. However, it seems that not all is lost for her when she meets a dashing stranger.

Cinderella is out now.

Moomins on the Riviera New Trailer

The Moomins were iconic characters in many people’s childhood and now they are coming to the big screen for the first time.

Moomins on the Riviera sees Xavier Picard in the director’s chair, while Russell Tovey, Nathaniel Parker, Tracy Ann Oberman, Stephanie Winiecki, and Ruth Gibson have all lent their voices to the project.

The brand new trailer for the film has been released and we have it for you to take a look at:

In search of adventures, the Moomins, Snorkmaiden and Little My set sail for the French Riviera. After a perilous journey, they reach their dream destination where Snorkmaiden is dazzled by the attentions of a playboy leaving Moomin consumed by jealousy.

When Moominpappa befriends an aristocrat and adopts the name ‘de Moomin’, an exasperated Moominmamma retreats to the calm of their trusty old boat, to wait for her family to come to their senses and to remember their motto: ‘Live in peace, plant potatoes and dream.’

Moomins on the Riviera is released 22nd May

Fast & Furious 7 New Featurettes

There is just over a week to go until Fast & Furious 7 finally hits the big screen… and it is set to be the biggest and most adventurous instalment yet.

The seventh film in the popular franchise has brought new great new faces on board, shot in some wonderful location, and really has up the action and the emotion.

However, it is a movie that is tinged with sadness as it will mark the final time that we will see Paul Walker on the big screen as he returns to the role of Brian O’Conner.

This featurette looks at the major themes of the film and how it pays homage to actor Paul Walker.

Abu Dhabi is one of the great locations in which this movie shot and we go behind the scenes on set:

Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Dwayne Johnson, and Tyrese Gibson are also back, while Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, and Nathalie Emmanuel are just some of the new faces on board.

The movie sees Dominic and the team come under fire from Deckard Shaw, who is seeking revenge for the death of his brother Owen Shaw.

Fast & Furious 7 is released April 3rd.

John Wick New TV Spot

Keanu Reeves is set to return in the action packed John Wick this April – and it looks set to be an action film that is not to be missed.

Chad Stahelski is in the director’s chair for the movie as he make his feature film directorial debut… and it is promising to be one hell of an explosive debut.

A brand new TV spot for the film has been revealed and we have got it for you to take a look at:

Reeves is set to take on the title role in the film, and he is joined on the cast list by Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe, and Adrianne Palicki.

When a retired hit man is forced back into action by a brutal Russian mobster, he hunts down his adversaries with the ruthlessness that made him a crime underworld legend in John Wick; a stylish tale of revenge and redemption.

After the sudden death of his beloved wife, John Wick (Reeves) receives one last gift from her, a beagle puppy named Daisy, and a note imploring him not to forget how to love. But John’s mourning is interrupted when his 1969 Boss Mustang catches the eye of sadistic thug Iosef Tarasov (Allen) who breaks into his house and steals it, beating John unconscious and leaving Daisy dead. Unwittingly, they have just reawakened one of the most brutal assassins the underworld has ever seen.

John’s search for his stolen vehicle takes him to a side of New York City that tourists never see, a hyper-real, super-secret criminal community, where John Wick was once the baddest guy of all.

John Wick is released 10th April.

Insidious: Chapter 3 New Trailer

Insidious: Chapter 3 is set to hit the big screen this summer and comes less than two years since the second film – which was released back in September 2013.

It is all change in the director’s chair this time around as Leigh Whannell takes over from James Wan for the first time. However, Whannell is no stranger to the franchise having worked as a writer on the first two instalments.

The brand new trailer for the film has arrived and we have it for you to take a look at:

Dermot Mulroney and Stefanie Scott are set to play father and daughter Sean and Quinn Brenner as the franchise is taken all the way back to the beginning.

However, there are some familiar faces on the cast list as Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, and Whannell will be reprising the roles of Elise Rainier, Tucker and Specs.

The darkest chapter goes back to the beginning.

This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

Insidious: Chapter 3 is released 5th June.

Good Kill Latest Trailer

Ethan Hawke is set to return to the big screen this April as he takes on the central role in Good Kill.

This is the first of a couple of movies that explore drone warfare this year – the other not to miss is documentary Drone – and Andrew Niccol is back in the director’s chair; he has also penned the screenplay.

We haven’t seen Niccol in the director’s chair since The Host back in 2013, but Good Kill see him reunite with Hawke – the pair worked together back on Gattaca.

A tense new trailer for the film has been released – check it out:

Hawke will take on the central role of drone pilot Tom Egan in the film, and is joined on the cast list by January Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Jake Abel, and Bruce Greenwood.

In the shadowy world of drone warfare, combat unfolds like a video game – only with real lives at stake. After six tours of duty, Air Force pilot Tom Egan (Hawke) now fights the Taliban from an air-conditioned bunker in the Nevada desert.

But as he yearns to get back in the cockpit of a real plane and becomes increasingly troubled by the collateral damage he causes each time he pushes a button, Egan’s nerves – and his relationship with his wife (Jones) – begin to unravel.

Andrew Niccol directs this riveting insider’s view of 21st-century warfare, in which operatives fight unseen enemies from half a world away.

Good Kill is released 10th April.

Fast & Furious 7 Featurettes

There is now less that two weeks to go until Fast & Furious 7 hits the big screen and it is one of the blockbusters that I cannot wait to see.

The early screening of the film in the U.S. have been going down a storm and I cannot wait for director James Wan to put his own stamp on this hugely popular franchise.

We have two brand new featurette for you to take a look at. The first sees Vin Diesel and Jordana Brewster on the ‘home’ set as they talk about their characters and past movies:

This second video takes a closer look at the cast of the latest film – the familiar faces as well as some of the new names:

As well as Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, Ronda Rousey, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Djimon Hounsou joining the cast list, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jordana Brewster are all back.

However, it is going to be a film that is tinged with sadness as it will be the last big screen performance from Paul Walker.

Fast & Furious 7 is released 3rd April.

Stones For The Rampart Trailer

Robert Glinski is set to return to the director’s chair next month with new film Stones for the Rampart, which is his first feature film since Piggies back in 2009.

Stones for the Rampart is based on the Polish novel of the same name and is set in the Second World War in Nazi occupied Warsaw.

Tomasz Zietek, Marcel Sabat, and Kamil Szeptycki are all set to star and here is the brand new trailer for the film:

Stones for the Rampart tells the iconic and moving story of three Warsaw friends, whose ambitious plans for the future are interrupted by the dramatic and life-changing advent of the Second World War.

The boys are confronted with an impossible choice: they can keep the peace, stay safe and accept the Nazi invasion of their precious homeland, or they can risk everything by heroically engaging in the struggle for the honour and liberty of their nation.

What followed is a story that has remained legendary for more than 70 years…

Stones For The Rampart is released 17th April.

Another The Tale of The Princess Kaguya Clip

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya has hit the big screen today and is the latest animation offering from the fantastic Studio Ghibli.

The movie sees Isao Takahata in the director’s chair and penning the screenplay in what is his first film for Studio Ghibli since My Neighbours the Yamadas.

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya is set to be unlike any other animation film you see this year and here is another clip to whet your appetite:

Chloe Grace Moretz will voice the title character of Princess Kaguya, while James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, and James Marsden are all also on board.

Studio Ghibli have brought us terrific movies such as Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro, and Pom Poko over the years, and The Tale of The Princess Kaguya is set to be another gem.

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya has already been nominated for a Best Animated Feature Oscar and is not to be missed if you are a Studio Ghibli fan.

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya is out now.

Planetary Trailer

Guy Reid is set to return to the director’s chair next month with his new documentary film Planetary.

This is the first time that Vimeo has partnered to present a theatrical release and is a look at the planet, the human race and asks us to reconsider our relationship with it and ourselves.

Check out the brand new trailer for the film:

A provocative and breathtaking wakeup call, Planetary is a poetic and humbling reminder that it’s time to shift our perspective. The film asks us to rethink who we really
are, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, each other and the world around us – to remember that: we are Planetary.

In a stunning visual exploration, the film interweaves imagery from NASA Apollo missions with visions of the Milky Way, Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas, and the
cacophonous sounds of downtown Tokyo and Manhattan, with intimate interviews from renowned experts including astronauts Ron Garan and Mae Jemison (the first African
American woman in space), celebrated environmentalist Bill McKibben, National Book Award winner Barry Lopez, anthropologist Wade Davis, to National Geographic Explorer Elizabeth Lindsey, and Head of the Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu school, the 17th Karmapa.

They shed new light on the ways our worldview is profoundly affecting life
on our planet.

Planetary is released globally on Vimeo and in cinemas on Earth Day, April 22.