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SXSW 2017 – Mr. Roosevelt (2017)
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SXSW 2017 – Mr. Roosevelt (2017)

To avoid confusion, let’s get this out of the way early: Mr. Roosevelt is a cat, not the 26th President of the United States of America, or the 32nd (though he’s named after Teddy, not Franklin). He’s also dead, which isn’t great for him or his owners. One of those […]

TRAILER PARK: The Boss Baby
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TRAILER PARK: The Boss Baby

The latest cartoon feature from DreamWorks Animation – the other big animation studio that isn’t Disney – looks set to take charge of the box office, when released in the UK at the beginning of April.  The Boss Baby (2017) – directed by Tom McGrath, and featuring the voice talents of Miles […]

TRAILER PARK – Alien: Covenant
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TRAILER PARK – Alien: Covenant

One is tempted to ask if, after several sequels and attempts to reinvigorate the Alien franchise, it might not be better to let sleeping creatures lie, and just remember the glory days of Ripley and crew in the 1979 classic?  Well if the trailer for the latest adventure Alien: Covenant (2017) […]

SXSW 2017 – Mayhem (2017)
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SXSW 2017 – Mayhem (2017)

A virus has broken out reducing inhibitions and turning people into emotionally unbalanced (and frequently violent) lunatics. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before right? Mayhem isn’t flat out dystopia, wisely choosing the path of claustrophobic chamber piece over full on apocalypse. It doesn’t work all that well, but […]

‘Sound bite’ of the week ………
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‘Sound bite’ of the week ………

“I wasn’t really prepared for it.  It hit me quite hard. It was kind of like an out of body experience.”  (Entertainment Weekly) Rupert Grint’s reaction to seeing Ron Weasley – the character he played in the Harry Potter films – being portrayed by actor Paul Thornley, in Harry Potter and the […]

That’s Rich ….
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That’s Rich ….

It would appear that the asking price of some stars is too high even for a mega studio such as Disney.  According to a report out today in The Hollywood Reporter – the entertainment capital’s bible – Will Smith may have just priced himself out of a plum role with […]

D23 EXPO 2015 - D23 EXPO, the ultimate Disney fan event, brings together all the past, present and future of Disney entertainment under one roof. Taking place August 14-16, this year marks the fourth D23 EXPO at the Anaheim Convention Center and promises to be the biggest and most spectacular yet. (Disney/Image Group LA)
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TRAILER PARK – Coco

You have to give it to Disney – they really are a remarkably prolific studio: no sooner do they release a new movie – their live version of Beauty and The Beast comes out this weekend – than they announce the next one off the production line.  Coco (2017), the […]

SXSW 2017 – The Hero (2017)
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SXSW 2017 – The Hero (2017)

Iconic stars don’t die, they simply fade away until we only remember their defining roles. That certainly seems to be the case for forgotten western actor Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott), largely out of work and out of contact with his family. Except death is all too real for him, opening […]

SXSW 2017 – Hot Summer Nights (2017)
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SXSW 2017 – Hot Summer Nights (2017)

Is it only during long summer months’ teenagers ever find maturity? The venerable institution of the coming-of-age drama would have it so, sending (usually) nervous boys off to become men. Hot Summer Nights promises something similar before dancing off into the distance to deliver a truly fantastic, genre-defying experience. On […]

SXSW 2017 – Gemini (2017)
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SXSW 2017 – Gemini (2017)

The hardest thing to do when filming in Los Angeles is to make the city come to life. It’s featured so regularly in backdrops it begins to feel stale very quickly. There’re no such problems in Gemini, though the life Aaron Katz breathes into LA is a million miles away […]