Every year there are three or four new films that have me literally counting down the days until their release. The King’s Speech was one of those films. From the trailers I knew it was going to be brilliant and I could barely contain my excitement when I sat down in the cinema. I first saw it at The Little Theatre Cinema in Bath, a cinema that opened in the year that the film is set and that has barely changed since. It was one of the most enjoyable cinema experiences I can remember, and the film will always firmly be on my favourites list.
Following the shootings in Aurora, Colorado, Christopher Nolan has issued a statement labeling the attack as "a senseless tragedy". A masked gunman open fired on filmgoers during a midnight screening of Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises on 20 July. He killed 12 people and injured 59 others.
Fans of the RoboCop franchise will be excited to learn that the reboot is well and truly underway, after a rather exciting new press release by MGM which finally outlines the film’s synopsis.
From now til the end of movie history, whenever a boxing movie is made, produced, seen, written, heard of, even suggested: naturally it's impossible to avoid comparison with the culturally ingrained Rocky franchise, with Sylvester Stallone in the lead - the archetypal kid-dun-good working class hero.
The Coen Brothers’ stark neo-western is a striking and unforgettable crime thriller. Released in the same year as There Will Be Blood, the two movies faced off for the Best Picture Oscar and ultimately it was the Coen’s offering which took the big prize. Both movies portrayed the barren elegance of the American West at significantly different times in its history. Based on Cormac McCarthy’s novel by the same name, No Country is set in desolate deepest Texas in 1980 and looks at a rapidly escalating cat-and-mouse chase between a regular Joe, an unflinching psychopathic killer and an ageing Sheriff who bemoans the modern world he struggles to comprehend.