Forever Young: Neil Jordan’s Girl Vampires

This week sees the release of Byzantium. This is director Neil Jordan’s second foray into the world of vampires, following 1994’s Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles. Both films feature girl vampires. Despite the age difference between the characters, there are definite parallels. Byzantium‘s Eleanor is sixteen year old when she is turned, while Interview with the Vampire‘s Claudia […]

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5 Reasons to Watch Behind the Candelabra

When I heard a Liberace biopic was being made, I clutched my rhinestone-encrusted cape with excitement. Behind the Candelabra is based on Scott Thorson’s autobiographical novel about his relationship with the flamboyant entertainer. Here are five reasons to watch Behind the Candelabra when it is released in cinemas on 7th June 2013… 1. The Outfits Look at this magnificent outfit. […]

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5 Reasons Why The Princess Bride is Excellent

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of The Princess Bride, the film is being released on a new special edition Blu-Ray from Monday 25th March 2013. Here are five reasons why you should watch or revisit the 1987 fantasy classic… 1. The Princess Bride Bucked the Critical Trend Unlike most fairy tale films released in the 1980s, The […]

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We’re Off To See The Wizard

Oz fever has hit I Heart The Talkies this week! Seriously, I can’t get enough of all things The Wizard of Oz-related. Luckily Disney and the British Film Institute are on hand to sate my appetite. Oz The Great and Powerful, a prequel of sorts, hits cinemas on Friday 8th March 2013. The British Film Institute meanwhile are wowing with […]

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5 Things That The Muppets… Again! Needs

The Muppets… Again! is currently filming in London. I haven’t spied Kermit around town, but I live in hope. Emulating the success of The Muppets is going to be difficult. Unless, of course, the filmmakers follow my recipe… 1. More ’80s Robot ’80s Robot was one of the stand out things in The Muppets. He needs to return, bringing with […]

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Battling Slavery: Fantasy and Actuality in Django Unchained and Lincoln

If Quentin Tarantino had directed Lincoln, the film would have most likely ended with all the no voters in the House of Representatives being gunned down by Private Harold Green and Corporal Ira Clark, who appear at the beginning of the film. And this ending would have felt satisfying, if historically inaccurate. Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln and Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained […]

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The Hottest Characters of 2012

As 2012 commenced, I had planned to do another Dogs on Film feature for the end of the year. However 2012 has been low on amazing dogs on the big screen. Instead, I decided to make a list of the top five hottest characters to appear in film this year. Enjoy! 1. ’80s Robot Is there anything on Earth better […]

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God Bless Us, Everyone

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Instead of doing a traditional ‘best Christmas movies’ list, I thought I would put a slight spin on it. Below are my top three Christmas films, my top three films set at Christmas (where the main plot revolves around something other than Christmas) and my top three films screened at this time […]

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Films on Television

Today sees the launch of the Sony Movie Channel in the UK. It got me thinking about the possibility of every major distributor having their own film channel. It would call into question the dominance of packages like Sky Movies. Currently, there are only a few film channels available without the Sky Movies package, most notably Film4 and TCM. Disney […]

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