Category Archives: Movies

Paddington – From Book To Screen Featurette

Paddington is set to hit the big screen this November and is set to bring this loveable character to a whole new generation.

Paddington is based on the best selling novels by Michael Bond, and sees Paul King in the director’s chair and on writing duties.

In this brand new featurette, the director, producer and cast talk about the character of Paddington and bringing the books to the big screen:

Paddington brings together an all-star cast as Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, and Nicole Kidman are all set to star.

Ben Whishaw is also on board the project as he is set to lend his voice the to the character of Paddington.

Paddington has grown up deep in the Peruvian jungle with his Aunt Lucy who, inspired by a chance encounter with an English explorer, has raised her nephew to dream of an exciting life in London.

When an earthquake destroys their home, Aunt Lucy decides to smuggle her young nephew on board a boat bound for England, in search of a better life.

Arriving alone at Paddington Station, Paddington soon finds that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family, who find him with a label tied around his neck which reads ‘Please look after this bear. Thank you.’

They offer him a temporary home whilst he searches for the explorer who impressed Aunt Lucy all those years before.

But when Paddington catches the eye of a sinister, seductive taxidermist, it isn’t long before his home – and very existence – is under threat …

Paddington is released 28th November.

Feast First Footage

You can’t beat Walt Disney when it comes to animation movies, and they are set to return with a brand new short film Feast.

The movie is set to be shown in front of Big Hero 6 at the beginning of next year, but the first footage from the film has been released.

Patrick Osborne is in the director’s chair for the short project, which follows the love life of one man, seen though the eyes of his pet dog.

Big Hero 6 is set to be the next big Disney movie to hit the big screen and is based on the Marvel comic of the same name.

Big Hero 6 is set to the big screen in the UK on 30th January 2015.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Character Posters

I am really looking forward to the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, as it promises to bring the trilogy to an epic conclusion.

The final instalment looks set to be the biggest and most exciting, and I can’t wait to see how director Peter Jackson brings this great story to a close.

For the last week we have been treated to s series of great character posters for the film. And today we have posters for Thorin, Tauriel, and Thranduil to share with you:

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins (Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves.

The Dwarves of Erebor have reclaimed the vast wealth of their homeland, but now must face the consequences of having unleashed the terrifying Dragon, Smaug, upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

As he succumbs to dragon-sickness, the King Under the Mountain, Thorin Oakenshield, sacrifices friendship and honour in his search for the legendary Arkenstone.

Unable to help Thorin see reason, Bilbo is driven to make a desperate and dangerous choice, not knowing that even greater perils lie ahead. An ancient enemy has returned to Middle-earth.

Sauron, the Dark Lord, has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.

As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends as five great armies go to war.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is released 12th December.

Love, Rosie Featurette

Love, Rosie is set to hit the big screen next week as another of Cecelia Ahern’s novels gets the film treatment.

Lily Collins and Sam Claflin team up to take on the central characters and best friends Rosie and Alex.

In this latest featurette, the actors talk about their characters and the story:

Love, Rosie centres on Rosie and her best friend Alex who take a leap of faith, both on life and on each other, when they decide to go to the US together to attend university.

But fate has other plans for Rosie. Over the next 12 years their lives change dramatically but the connection remains.

Love, Rosie is released 22nd October.

Interstellar TV Spots

There are just three weeks to go until Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar hits the big scree – this is a movie that I absolutely cannot wait for.

We haven’t seen Nolan in the director’s chair since The Dark Knight Rises, and I can’t wait to see how he delivers space on the big screen.

He has brought together a terrific cast as Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Casey Affleck, and Michael Caine are just some of the names on board. It really is one of the best ensemble casts of the autumn.

A trio of terrific new TV spots have arrived to whet your appetite for the film even more:

Nolan has been behind some terrific movies during his career, including Inception, The Prestige, and the Batman series and he has a knack of mixing human stories and great characters with jaw dropping special effects.

Interstellar has been the movie that I have been looking forward to the most all year, and it looks like it is not going to disappoint.

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Interstellar is released 7th November.

The Babadook Latest Clip

The Babadook is set to be one of the horror movies not to miss this autumn, and it is already scaring audiences and critics.

I have to say, the horror genre has been pretty weak so far this year, but the Babadook looks set to change all of that.

I am not a big horror fan myself by I am looking forward to seeing what this movie delivers.

A brand new clip from the film has been released and we have it for you to take a look at:

The Babadook will see Jennifer Kent in the director’s chair as she make her feature directorial debut – she has also penned the screenplay.

Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6-year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a sinister monster he believes is coming to kill them both.

When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about.

His hallucinations spiral out of control and as he becomes more unpredictable and violent, Amelia is genuinely frightened by her son’s behaviour.

But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real.

The Babadook is released 24th October.

The Judge Clips

It has been a while since we have seen Robert Downey Jr take on a dramatic role, but he is back this week with new film The Judge.

The Judge sees the actor team up with director David Dobkin, as be leaves behind the comedy genre for which is best known.

A terrific cast has been assembled for the film, as Downey Jr is joined by Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D’Onofrio & Dax Shepard, and some of them are on show in these brand new clips:

Downey Jr. stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge (Duvall), is suspected of murder.

He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.

The Judge is released 17th October.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Clip

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has already topped the U.S. box office and this Friday it is set to hit the big screen here in the UK.

Jonathan Liebesman is in the director’s chair as he introduces these much loved characters to a new generation.

And we sees the four heroes in action in this brand new clip, as they come face to face with Shredder:

Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard, Noel Fisher, and Alan Ritchson are on board as Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael.

Megan Fox and William Fichtner will star as April O’Neil and Shredder.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is released 17th October.

Check Out The Best of Me New Clips

The Best of Me is the latest of Nicholas Sparks’ novels to be adapted for the big screen and hits the big screen today.

This time around Michael Hoffman is in the director’s chair, while James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan take on the central roles of former teenage sweethearts Amanda and Dawson.

This is a tale of lost love and second chances and is set to be the romance movie not to miss this weekend.

And we have a series of great new clips from the film for you to take a look at:

Luke Bracey and Liana Liberato are on board as the younger Dawson and Amanda, while Sebastian Arcelus, Gerald McRaney, and Jon Tenney are also on board.

The Best Of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend.

Their bittersweet reunion re-ignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today.

Spanning decades, this epic love story captures the enduring power of our first true love, and the wrenching choices we face when confronted with elusive second chances.

The Best of Me is out now

The Drop Red Carpet

The BFI London Film Festival is in full swing, and The Drop is just one of the standout movies on the programme.

The Drop has already enjoyed success on the festival circuit so far this year, and received its premiere in London earlier this week.

Noomi Rapace was on the red carpet to talk about the film, alongside director Michaël R. Roskam:

The Drop marks the second feature film for Roskam, as he brings Dennis Lehane’s short story Animal Rescue to the big screen.

Gone Baby Gone and Shutter Island are just some of the other Lehane projects that have been given a bit screen makeover, but this is the first time that he has penned the screenplay.

Rapace is joined by a terrific cast as Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, and Matthias Schoenaerts are also on board.

The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Hardy) through a covert scheme of funnelling cash to local gangsters – ‘money drops’ – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars.

Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the centre of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighbourhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost.

The Drop is released 14th November.