Tag: Helen Mirren

The Fate of the Furious (2017)
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The Fate of the Furious (2017)

It has been 16 years since The Fast & the Furious prompted one of the most successful film series of all time. The simple premise of an undercover cop investigating a street-racing criminal has evolved into an ever-expanding franchise with surprisingly entertaining cameos, ridiculous stunts, and indulgent high-speed car chases. […]

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

‘Elizabeth Windsor at the age of 25 walked into literally the role of a lifetime. I honestly feel this award belongs to her, because I think you fell in love with her, not with me.’     Helen Mirren on accepting the 2007 Best Actress Award at the Golden Globes […]

LONDON 2015 – Trumbo (2015)
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LONDON 2015 – Trumbo (2015)

American director Jay Roach hasn’t really done biopics.  With films such as the Austin Powers films, The Campaign and Meet the Parents, creating a film about one of Hollywood’s most renowned screenwriters doesn’t fit in with his normal style of comedy.  But after three years since his last film, he […]

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Woman in Gold (2015)

Screening at the Berlin Film Festival in a city that wears the scars of World War II in every rebuilt street and solemn memorial comes Woman in Gold, a reminder that there’s some way to go yet to recover from that terrible period. A glossy Hollywood drama, part legal procedural, […]

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Exclusive Red 2 Cast Interview

With RED 2 out on DVD & Blu-ray this week, we’ve an exclusive roundtable clip for you. Cast members Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Antony Hopkins and Mary-Louise Parker and Director Dean Parisot and Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura discuss, amongst other things, the chemistry between the cast, passions outside of acting […]

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Monsters University (2013)

Well I think we can safely forget about Brave and consider it a blip on Pixar’s mainly shining CV of filmmaking excellence. Here they are, back with a bunch of characters who are pretty much the best characters they’ve created with a prequel to one of their best loved films. […]

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Monsters University (2013)

Considering the fact that Monsters, Inc. is my favourite ever Pixar movie, I was equal parts ecstatic and worried when I heard that they were making a second film all about Mike and Sullivan, the two main monsters in that film. Then I heard it was going to be a […]

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Hitchcock (2012)

It’s hard to think of Alfred Hitchcock without thinking of sharp strings and an infamous shower scene – namely one of the most memorable scenes in film that has been constantly mimicked but never bettered. Now, the story behind the classic thriller Psycho is brought to the big screen, marking […]

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State Of Play (2009)

A fantastic political thriller with a very good cast doing very good work, the biggest thing working against State Of Play would seem to be that it’s a movie adaptation of a much-admired BBC mini-series. I have yet to see the BBC original but I can say that this film […]