Previews: Okja Trailer, The Mummy, More!

Plenty in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including the Okja trailer, The Mummy, War for the Planet of the Apes, and more… Okja Trailer Here is the latest Okja trailer. Bong Joon Ho’s film is having its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Okja is about a girl who must stop a corporation from capturing her gentle friend. The […]

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Film Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Director Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a wonderful accomplishment in terms of effects, narrative and action sequences, and a thoroughly entertaining blockbuster. Ten years after the initial outbreak of simian flu, Caesar leads a growing band of genetically evolved apes. When a group of human survivors stumbles across the apes, the threat to both groups is […]

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Stuff To Look At

A bumper post filled with trailers galore for the end of the week, featuring Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Nut Job and lots more… Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Cesar is such a badass. In this final trailer for the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes we are given […]

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Stuff To Look At

Here lies the brand new Interstellar trailer, plus Cinderella, Transformers: Age of Extinction, A Million Ways to Die in the West and more… Interstellar Here is the latest Interstellar trailer. Christopher Nolan’s hotly anticipated film stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. Interstellar will be released in the UK on 7th November 2014. Cinderella Hot on the tails of […]

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Stuff To Look At

Plenty of pre-Christmas visual treats this week, including the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer, 22 Jump Street, How To Train Your Dragon 2 and more… A New York Winter’s Tale A New York Winter’s Tale is a upcoming fantasy starring Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay. The film is the directorial debut of screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, who […]

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All I Want for Christmas… Part 2

Part 2 of my home video picks. These Blu-rays and DVDs are all released in time to be bought for Christmas presents. There are plenty of DVDs angling for stocking space, but these are three of the better ones. Super 8 — One of my favourite films of the year, Super 8 is a must see for fans of Spielberg’s […]

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The Thing Featurette

The highly-anticipated prequel The Thing is released in cinemas on 2nd December 2011. If it is anywhere near as good as this summer’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, we are in for a treat. Although the production of sequels, prequels and remakes seems endless, John Carpenter’s The Thing was a remake itself. What is interesting about this most […]

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The Empire Big Screen Diaries – Day 1

I love the smell of pastries in the morning. Luckily for me, mini baked goods were bountiful in the press room of Empire Big Screen. The air was thick with the scent of pastries, coffee and journalists. Outside, queues of early-rising movie fans eagerly collected their tickets and discussed plans for the day ahead. The timetable for the day consisted […]

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Film Review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

As prequels go, Rise of the Planet of the Apes is certainly one of the better ones. Rupert Wyatt’s film is thoroughly entertaining and a suitable addition to the franchise. Trying to find a cure for Alzheimer’s, scientist Will tests his genetic engineering experiments on apes in his San Francisco laboratory. After a test goes wrong, an ape is killed, […]

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Damned Dirty (and Wonderfully Realised) Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a prequel to the Planet of the Apes series, is out in UK cinemas on 12th August 2011. After Tim Burton’s re-imagining of the original in 2001 received a mixed reception, one wonders whether there really is a desire for another Apes film. Nonetheless, the 2011 film, directed by Rupert Wyatt, offers an intriguing concept. […]

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