Re-enter the Wizarding World with the Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection

Re-enter the Wizarding World with the Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection

We thought we'd heard the last from the wizarding world of Harry Potter, however all is not lost in the depths of the Whomping Willow and Hogwarts dungeons. Warner Home Video has announced an exclusive Harry Potter box set, with special features and collectibles, as well as all eight films. Many of us have been on the journey from the very...

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Harry Potter wins big at Children’s BAFTAs

Harry Potter wins big at Children’s BAFTAs

The 2011 British Academy Children's Awards took place last night at the London Hilton on Park Lane. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 picked up both the Feature Film Award and the BAFTA Kids' Vote in the 'Film' category to become one of the biggest, if most predictable, successes of the night. The shortlist for the film section...

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Harry Potter Director Confirmed for Doctor Who Film

Harry Potter Director Confirmed for Doctor Who Film

It has been confirmed that iconic BBC sci-fi series, Doctor Who, is set to hit the big screen, with Harry Potter director, David Yates, at the helm. However, it appears unlikely that latest incarnation of the Doctor, Matt Smith, will be cast in the lead role, despite his popularity with TV viewers. Yates has indicated that the film will not...

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Harry Potter screenwriter set to work on Akira remake

Harry Potter screenwriter set to work on Akira remake

Yeah, the Akira remake is still going ahead. Put down the torches and pitchforks for a second. Now, you may want to sit down, but if you're worried about this remake, the latest news might not assuage those fears. Sitting comfortably? Okay, then I'll begin. Steve Kloves, the man behind every of the Harry Potter film bar one - hey, come on! Come...

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The Lowdown: A pre-loaded Harry Potter iPad

The Lowdown: A pre-loaded Harry Potter iPad

The gap between the last Harry Potter film and the latest, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows seemed like ages. I don't know about you but before watching it I wanted to reconnect with the previous ones and remind myself what they were all about and give myself a chance to think about where this next one would go. What better way to do this,...

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 – Review

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 – Review

After what feels like years of waiting and reading, the final Harry Potter book has been turned into a film and finally released. But oh yeah, because the book itself is so epic, director David Yates felt the only way to do it justice was to make it into two films. That's all very well and good but when books are turned into films, they are...

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The 10 most memorable Harry Potter moments

The 10 most memorable Harry Potter moments

Tomorrow the first part of the final instalment of the Harry Potter films is released, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1. Even those who haven't read the books, get excited about the films and you can see why. We've watched as the characters have grown older, been through good times and bad, grown closer, some have died and they have...

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Harry Potter Quiz

Harry Potter Quiz

If you're more than just a muggle, give our Harry Potter quiz a shot and prove you're good enough to be an Auror! [QUIZZIN...

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows world première

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows world première

Last night was the world première of the highly anticipated Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 in London. The cast looked a far cry from how they did ten years ago when they first walked the red carpet. Emma Watson, who plays Hermonie Granger, stole the show with her short crop, which was drastically different to her...

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part one trailer now online

Muggles, wizards and witches alike - the prodigal son of the magic world and his two best friends are back, and it's time for their darkest hour yet. The Harry Potter films are massive, and full to the brim with incredibly talented British actors, lending themselves to arguably the most accessible modern fantasy tale of the last two decades....

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First film role for Daniel Radcliffe since Harry Potter

Daniel Radcliffe's first film role after Harry Potter has been confirmed, as he wraps up filming on the final two films. The 20-year-old actor is keen to put his child actor days behind him by staring in supernatural thriller The Woman In Black. Daniel will play Arthur Kipps, a young solicitor who travels to a deceased client's house to settle...

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Sneak peak at Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows trailer

Cooo- ey Harry Potter fans, want to take a look at a sneak preview of the highly anticipated new film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? Well, keep reading. The first instalment of the film will reach us on November 19th and the final part will be in July the following year. Seeing this trailer has made us realise just how much we'll miss...

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince smashes competition out of the box office

Despite the fact that a large majority of the film's fans probably have a 9pm curfew, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince still managed to smash preview records at its midnight opening on Wednesday, raking in a mega $22.2 million and beating previous record holder, The Dark Knight (which took in $18.5 million during previews). It's now...

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Harry Potter hits Chicago

Chicago (the city, not the musical - although both are applicable) is just about as far as you can get from Hogwarts, but that's the location of the new Harry Potter exhibition. Held at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, the 10,000-square-foot exhibition which launches this weekend will be displaying props, costumes and other various...

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Lots of love for Harry Potter as romance hits Hogwarts

It's the penultimate Harry Potter flick (well, the final film in the series is being divided in two so really this is the third from last cinema release), and it's been a long, long time coming. The fact that The Half-Blood Prince was originally pencilled for release last November could seem concerning - such a major delay normally spells...

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Potter fans get printed goodies

Potter fans get printed goodies

If there's one thing I absolutely love, it's merchandise that doesn't feel like merchandise. What I mean by that is, say, t-shirts from GameTee that subtly reference videogames rather than say something glaringly obvious, or a framed print of some concept art from Lord of the Rings rather than an inflatable Gollum. In this case, it's...

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Potter director & Emma Watson collaboration?

Potter director & Emma Watson collaboration?

Harry Potter director David Yates is set to take on an adaptation of Emma Forrest's book Your Voice in My Head, and if rumours are true he wants to hire Emma Watson to star in it. David Yates has been busy for the past few years, making the last four Harry Potter movies a roaring success, but it would seem he is still attached to the stars...

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Page to screen: children’s books make great films

Page to screen: children’s books make great films

How to Train Your Dragon 2, the sequel to the hugely popular 2010 animation from DreamWorks, has been released in England behind the rest of the United Kingdom, but did you know the world Toothless and Hiccup inhabit is originally based on a book series? A lot of our favourite family films are based on children’s literature. For years the...

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The UK production boom – What’s filming here?

The UK production boom – What’s filming here?

Since the Golden Age of cinema, UK film studios have always benefited from attracting independent and major productions from all over the world. And now it would appear the UK film industry is entering a second Golden Age. What's being filmed here? Pinewood Studios, Shepperton Studios, Elstree Studios, Leavesden Studios - they're all...

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Book adaptations: To stay faithful or not to stay faithful

Book adaptations: To stay faithful or not to stay faithful

Sitting down to watch The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug made me ponder about book adaptations. More specifically, it made me wonder whether or not it is better to keep the film faithful to the source material, or if a little creative input and additional exposition makes for a better film? It's a difficult one to call because not all...

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Moet British Independent Film Awards 2013

Moet British Independent Film Awards 2013

Metro Manila was the big winner at the 2013 Moet British Independent Film Awards with three awards given on Sunday night. Julie Walters received the Richard Harris Award for outstanding contribution by an actor to British film. The big win for Metro Manila will come as a relief and delight for filmmaker Sean Ellis, because the director...

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Warner Brothers Jungle Book gets the go-ahead

Warner Brothers Jungle Book gets the go-ahead

Despite the fact Walt Disney has a similar project in the works, Warner Brothers are moving ahead with a big-budget live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book. Mexican auteur Alejandro González Iñárritu is set to direct. Backed by Warner Brothers, the screenplay has been written by Harry Potter's screenwriter, Steve Kloves. The film will...

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Gemma Arterton joins BAFTA Rising Star panel

Gemma Arterton joins BAFTA Rising Star panel

Award Season is going to be with us soon and BAFTA are already putting together a panel of industry folk to whittle down the nominations for the EE Rising Star Award. Lending her critical eye to proceedings this year is British actress Gemma Arterton. Gemma Arterton first caught our attention in St. Trinian's. Having graduated from the...

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Swedish cinemas tackle gender bias head on

Swedish cinemas tackle gender bias head on

When you head to the cinema to watch a new movie, what kind of warning do you expect to be included? Sex, profanity, nudity and violence are all a given, but now it seems that gender bias could be next on the list. Cinemas in Sweden are introducing a brand new rating which highlights if a movie is gender biased. In the new system, to get...

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Daniel Radcliffe cast as Sebastian Coe in Olympic film

Daniel Radcliffe cast as Sebastian Coe in Olympic film

Did you ever think that Daniel Radcliffe aka Harry Potter would play an Olympian? You better believe it, because he has been cast as Sebastian Coe in a film drama which will cover the rivalry he had with fellow Olympian Steve Ovett. Gold, the project's current title, will see the star reunite with his Woman in Black director James...

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Successful British actors abroad

Successful British actors abroad

It would appear that American audiences have their favourite British actors, and they’re not necessarily the ones you’d expect. After responding to the bi-annual Q survey the US citizens who took the poll placed Sir Sean Connery as America’s favourite British actor. There were a lot of actors and actresses who didn’t make the grade though,...

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The World’s End trailer released today!

The World’s End trailer released today!

For fans of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, the forthcoming comedy, The World's End, is one of the most eagerly-awaited films of the year. The teaser trailer has been released this morning and you can get a first look at it right here. The Edgar Wright direction reunites comedy-duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and wraps up their unofficial...

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Emma Watson to play Cinderella

Emma Watson to play Cinderella

We're used to seeing Emma Watson with a wand in her hand, but soon we could see the actress with a broom instead, since she's been courted to play Cinderella in Kenneth Branagh's new fairytale project. The Harry Potter starlet, who's known for her role as fuzzy-haired Hermione, will be filling the glass slipper to portray Cinders in...

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Great Expectations – Review

Great Expectations – Review

Some people were forced to read Great Expectations at school and others have chosen to delve into Charles Dickens of their own accord. Whatever your reason for watching the new film adaptation, you should prepare yourself for a rather pleasant surprise. Directed by Mike Newell, who also helmed Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, this film...

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Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 – Review

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 – Review

Twilight fills our screen one last time, with Breaking Dawn - Part 2 as director Bill Condon takes the finale of the franchise to a new level in attempt to conclude on a high note. The plot begins just after Bella (Kristen Stewart) has given birth under the most painful circumstances to daughter Renesmee. If you can recall from the previous...

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Vital Bane scenes deleted

Vital Bane scenes deleted

If you couldn't get enough of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises then you'll be pleased to hear that deleted scenes could potentially be released onto the DVD.  It has been reported by GQ magazine that the superhero film, starring Tom Hardy and Christian Bale, had vital scenes cut from the final edit which explored Bane's...

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Hot news alert! Catching Fire casting update

Hot news alert! Catching Fire casting update

With so much news, rumour and speculation floating around about the sequel to The Hunger Games, and Catching Fire going into production next month, here's a list of the facts. Who's involved in terms of writing, directing and casting? For anyone who hasn't read the second novel, the plot goes a little like this: Katniss Everdeen and...

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Angelina Jolie eyes up 50 Shades role

Angelina Jolie eyes up 50 Shades role

There are many actresses eyeing up a role in the saucy 50 Shades film adaptation, and Hollywood star Angelina Jolie is just one of them. The athletic  Tomb Raider actress is rumoured to be snooping after the role of saucy Shades character Anastasia Steele in the erotic novel written by E L James. According to The Mirror, Angelina Jolie...

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Avengers Assemble box office takings are … wow!

Avengers Assemble box office takings are … wow!

Avengers Assemble (known as The Avengers in every other country) has had some inter-dimensional hype for a lot of the last year, and it has finally made its expected impact on the box office. It took $178.4 million in ticket sales before the US release. We were expecting it and we're still speechless. Joss Whedon's blockbuster...

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Scottish princess Merida proves she’s ‘Brave’ in clip, poster + new trailer

Scottish princess Merida proves she’s ‘Brave’ in clip, poster + new trailer

News has been trickling in for a while now about Pixar's upcoming animation Brave and now we have a two minute 26 second long clip to get our teeth into. Plus, a new poster that shows the young heroine in that most atmospheric of regions, the Scottish Highlands. Back in June, we brought you the the teaser trailer that was exciting yet...

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The Hunger Games – Review

The Hunger Games – Review

The science fiction genre of late has been filled with attempts that barely exceed our expectations. Luckily The Hunger Games, with its clever commentary on reality TV and the desensitization of violence, might just be the film we've been waiting for. Directed by Gary Ross, fans and new audiences can expect an intelligent blockbuster, that at...

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Trailer for The Host film adaptation now online

Trailer for The Host film adaptation now online

Yep, Stephanie Meyer really has written books that aren't Twilight. The Host is another work of hers, and upcoming film adaptation now has an online trailer! The Host is a novel in which Earth's inhabitants are taken over by a new race, called Souls. Each possesses a human and takes them over completely. But what happens when someone doesn't...

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Sneaky on-set look at Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg

Sneaky on-set look at Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg

Daniel Radcliffe is continuing his quest to leave the boy-wizard behind by looking extremely un-Harry-like on the set of Kill Your Darlings. TFR reported some time ago that Daniel had been cast as beat generation poet, Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings. Now we have a batch of on-set images of him in full costume. We must say, Dan...

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Home Alone house sold for £1m

Home Alone house sold for £1m

The original house where the Christmas comedy Home Alone was set in has been sold for £1m. But no amount of money will get you a burglar alarm system which is as good as mischievous young Kevin McCallister. The owners of the 14 bedroom property, were actually hoping to sell the house for £1.53m, however, they settled on a lower asking...

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The Hunger Games – The Lowdown

The Hunger Games – The Lowdown

"May the odds be ever in your favour" is the famous tagline getting The Hunger Games fans excited. Their favourite book has been made into a movie. And it only took four years since the book was published. That's got to be a record. In terms of box office success, the odds are looking extremely favourable for this brand new...

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Woman in Black breaks grossing British horror film record

Woman in Black breaks grossing British horror film record

Maybe it's down to some ghostly goings-on, but the Hammer horror, The Woman in Black, has broken the record for the UK’s highest grossing British horror film since records began 20 years ago. The spine tingling thriller, starring Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe, has stayed at the top of the UK Box Office chart for three weeks and has...

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Dickens biopic brings the author’s love life to light

Dickens biopic brings the author’s love life to light

Charles Dickens fans are sure to have great expectations for the upcoming British movie, The Invisible Woman, based on the adulterous love life of the author.   The biopic will star Ralph Fiennes, who is set to take on the role of Dickens, whose 200th birthday was this month. Fiennes, who is internationally known for playing...

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BAFTA: And the winners are…

BAFTA: And the winners are…

The most eagerly anticipated film event of the British calendar is over. Miss Piggy has interviewed the stars, Stephen Fry has guided us through the night with his scholarly presence, and now we can reveal the winners at the Orange British Academy Film Awards. The big winner: The Artist. The BAFTA winners are normally a good indication of...

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Daniel Radcliffe to personally introduce Woman In Black

Daniel Radcliffe to personally introduce Woman In Black

Fans of Daniel Radcliffe will be pleased to know the actor will introduce his new film, The Woman In Black on Saturday 11th February, at a special screening in Leicester Square. The star of Harry Potter has been extremely busy since he left the franchise behind last year. He's just finished his leading role in How To Succeed in Business...

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Chronicle tops the US box office chart

Chronicle tops the US box office chart

The telekinesis thriller, Chronicle, crushed its chart enemies and flew into first place at this weekend’s US box office, beating The Woman in Black by the skin of its teeth. The supernatural film, starring Dane DeHaan (The Front) and Alex Russell (Wasted on the Young) scooped the top spot, earning a staggering $22m during its opening...

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Stoke Your Fires film festival takes place next week

Stoke Your Fires film festival takes place next week

Love films? Love watching them? Love making them? Okay with travelling to Stoke-On-Trent? Well then: Stoke Your Fires might just be the ideal festival for you. I love festivals and conventions. There's always something interesting going on, some talk you could be taking notes at, some competition running, or a masterclass, or people to meet, or...

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The Screen Actors Guilds Awards – winners and pics

The Screen Actors Guilds Awards – winners and pics

The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were held in Los Angeles on Sunday 29th January, and the event was sparkling with its usual amount of stars and congratulatory words. The awards, honouring outstanding performances over the past year, consisted of five film and eight television categories. What we all wanting to know though, is who...

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John Hurt: BAFTA for Outstanding Contribution to Cinema

John Hurt: BAFTA for Outstanding Contribution to Cinema

Veteran British Actor John Hurt has been singled out by BAFTA to receive the award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema! Thoroughly deserved and a long time coming! British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) made the announcement on the 27th January ahead of their awards ceremony next month. And John himself seems...

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Les Miserables stage stars – from musicals to movies

Les Miserables stage stars – from musicals to movies

The original stars of the hit West End musical, Les Miserables, will make an appearance in the upcoming big screen remake. Rehearsals for the film start on Monday, and joining the Hollywood stars will be two of the original cast from the stage show. Hollywood actors, including Hugh Jackman (X-Men ) Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway (The...

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2012 Oscar Nominations Released

2012 Oscar Nominations Released

The history of early cinema is the flavour of the year as Hugo and The Artist lead this year's 84th Annual Academy Awards, scooping more than 20 nominations between them. Spielberg's epic war film, War Horse and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo have six nominations each, closely followed by Moneyball and The Descendants which each have...

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Awards Season continues: BAFTA announce nominations

Awards Season continues: BAFTA announce nominations

The awards season is in full swing and with the Golden Globes out of the way, the nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards 2012 have been announced. The Artist is in the lead ... of course. Leading the pack is the hot favourite for Best Film: The Artist. The French masterpiece received 12 nominations in total, which include:...

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R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps gets new screenwriter

R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps gets new screenwriter

It has been four years now since Columbia picked up the rights to R.L. Stine's Goosebumps books, and with a new screenwriter on board it finally looks the film adaptation could be within sight. Anyone who was a child or parent during the nineties, will no doubt be familiar with R.L. Stine's creepy children's book series, Goosebumps. The...

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The Visual Effects Society releases its 2012 nominees

The Visual Effects Society releases its 2012 nominees

Blockbuster films including Harry Potter, Tintin and Thor are just some of the nominees for the 2012 Visual Effects Society awards. The annual ceremony, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, recognises films, television programmes and video games for their outstanding use of special effects. In this year's film...

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The Perks Of Being A Wallflower images, starring Emma Watson

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower images, starring Emma Watson

The first images have been released from The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, starring Emma Watson. This coming of age film follows the story of high school student, Charlie, who struggles to fit in. He'll be played by Logan Lerman, who you might recognise from his performances in the title role of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The...

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David Yates to direct Emma Forrest’s memoir

David Yates to direct Emma Forrest’s memoir

Harry Potter director David Yates' next project looks set to be Emma Forrest's memoir, Your Voice In My Head. Yates might be best known for directing the last four Harry Potter films, but since the franchise has come to an end, he's quickly become attached to a number of other film projects. For some time he was rumoured to be directing...

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“Rickman should get Oscar nod,” says Radcliffe

“Rickman should get Oscar nod,” says Radcliffe

The Academy doesn't tend to give recognition to performances in franchises, but Daniel Radcliffe is adamant his Harry Potter co-star Alan Rickman should get a Best Supporting Actor nod. The actor who plays the most multi-layered and unpredictable character in the entire franchise,  Professor Severus Snape, has been there since the...

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“Doctor Who movie won’t be Americanised”, says Moffat

“Doctor Who movie won’t be Americanised”, says Moffat

Head of Doctor Who, Steven Moffat took to Twitter to dispel worries the planned film adaptation of the hit BBC series, would be an Americanised version unfaithful to the source material. We reported last month that the Doctor's adventures in the Tardis are to be made into a film with Harry Potter director David Yates at the helm. Yates...

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Daniel Radcliffe to play Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings

Daniel Radcliffe to play Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings

Ex-Harry Potter star, Daniel Radcliffe, is set to take on the role of Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in upcoming thriller, Kill Your Darlings -  the first feature-length film to be directed by John Krokidas. Kill You Darlings, which was also co-written by Krokidas, is expected to detail the formation of the Beat Generation in mid-1940s New...

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Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part I – Review

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part I – Review

For all you Twihards out there, prepare the end of the dream. Because the Twilight series has such a dedicated following, we thought we'd get four people to give their opinions about Twilight 4, part 1. Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part I, manages to split itself into two contrasting genres, starting off with romance, before switching to a mild...

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Interview: Director Simon Curtis talks My Week with Marilyn

Interview: Director Simon Curtis talks My Week with Marilyn

My Week with Marilyn is certainly a incredible story with a star-studded cast, so it's little wonder that the film is already being heavily tipped for Oscar nominations. We interviewed My Week with Marilyn's director, Simon Curtis, to find out about the making of the film. After pursuing the rights to Colin Clark's two books (The...

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More Akira casting rumours, including Kristen Stewart and Ken Watanabe

More Akira casting rumours, including Kristen Stewart and Ken Watanabe

Earlier this year, we brought you news of an imminent remake of the classic anime, Akira. There were lots of rumours flying about concerning casting, and a few exciting new names have been added to the mix. The new rumours mainly concern Gary Oldman and Ken Watanabe (Inception, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Last Samurai), both of whom have been...

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New trailer out for Woman In Black

New trailer out for Woman In Black

Last year we brought you news of Daniel Radcliffe's new role in A Woman In Black. At that time, there were only misty stills of the film available, but now we bring you the trailer. A Woman In Black comes out in the UK on February 10th, 2012 and stars Harry Potter, no wait, Daniel Radcliffe, as well as Ciaran Hinds who is also from the...

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G.I. Joe 2 crew member Mike Huber dies during set teardown

G.I. Joe 2 crew member Mike Huber dies during set teardown

In an unfortunate turn of events, a local-hire member of the G.I. Joe 2 crew has died after falling off a scissor lift. I'd like to say this is the first time this has happened, but sadly it's not true. Daniel Radcliffe's stunt double was severely injured during the filming of one of the last Harry Potter films, someone was almost killed in a...

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British Indie Film Awards: Fiennes and Branagh to be honoured

British Indie Film Awards: Fiennes and Branagh to be honoured

Kenneth Branagh and Ralph Fiennes are to be honoured at the British Indie Film Awards next month. There is no denying the impact Ralph Fiennes and Kenneth Branagh have had on British cinema, and now they are to be honoured at the British Indie Film Awards for their contributions. Ralph Fiennes will receive the Richard Harris Award...

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Emma Watson wows at My Week With Marilyn London Premiere

Emma Watson wows at My Week With Marilyn London Premiere

Michelle Williams was absent from the London premiere of My Week With Marilyn, in which she takes the title role of Marilyn Monroe. Luckily for her, Emma Watson was more than happy to take centre stage. My Week With Marilyn had its London premiere on Sunday to the delight of fans that lined the red carpet. And with the star of the film,...

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Breaking Dawn: Part 1 nabs #5 spot on biggest opening weekend

Breaking Dawn: Part 1 nabs #5 spot on biggest opening weekend

Love it or hate it, you can't deny how popular it is: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 has claimed the fifth biggest opening weekend of all time. Team Big Profits! The film stormed the box office charts, pulling in $139.5m on its opening weekend - cancelling out its $110m production budget and putting it firmly in the clear. Although...

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The Twilight: The Lowdown

The Twilight: The Lowdown

As the fourth instalment of the Twilight Saga premières in LA and London this week, we are giving you the ultimate lowdown on all the things you need to know about Twilight. Darkness and saucy scenes As we all know, the Twilight films are based on the vampire fantasy novels by Stephenie Meyer. If you haven't read any of  the books,...

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British Academy Scotland Awards honour Robbie Coltrane

British Academy Scotland Awards honour Robbie Coltrane

Harry Potter fans will recognise Robbie Coltrane for his memorably gruff performance in the films as Hagrid while others might recognise him as the lead in Cracker. Whichever role you think of him most frequently, Coltrane has been honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to Film Award at this year's British Academy Scotland Awards. After...

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Reuniting the Rubins – Review

Reuniting the Rubins – Review

If you are a fan of cheesy comedy and heart-warming morals then Reuniting the Rubins is the film for you. Timothy Spall leads an all-star cast in this family-friendly tale directed by Yoav Factor. Expect cheesy comedy, family politics, heavy-handed morals and unexpectedly heart-warming scenes. This is not another Meet The Parents-esque...

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My Week With Marilyn trailer arrives

My Week With Marilyn trailer arrives

The trailer for the highly anticipated film, My Week With Marilyn, has finally arrived... My Week With Marilyn is directed by Simon Curtis and stars Michelle Williams as the iconic singer and actress, Marilyn Monroe. The film is based on two books by filmmaker Colin Clark, who assisted Laurence Olivier during the making of The Prince and...

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A Week of Controversy in Film

A Week of Controversy in Film

The Human Centipede sequel saga has continued this week, as the distributors have appealed against the decisions made by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). By refusing to give the film any classification, the BBFC have ruled that it cannot be legally screened, sold or downloaded anywhere within the UK. While the first film...

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Warner Bros. App Editions of Deathly Hallows and Due Date now available

Warner Bros. App Editions of Deathly Hallows and Due Date now available

You may remember that we recently mentioned App Editions being produced by Warner Bros. This unique take on purchasing films has now got two new titles for its library: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One, and Due Date. From a geeky perspective, these App Editions are seriously cool. They have all the functionality of a collector's...

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JK Rowling’s life to be a film

JK Rowling’s life to be a film

JK Rowling’s incredible rags to riches story is being turned into a film. The Harry Potter author, who is now worth a staggering £500 million, will be played by Australian actress Poppy Montgomery, best known for playing an FBI agent in Without A Trace. Strange Magic, as it is known, will be a made-for-television movie filmed in Canada....

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The BAFTAs – who won what

The BAFTAs – who won what

Awards season is now really in full swing but we have to say it's all rather predictable isn't it? Last night the Bafta's took place at London's Royal Opera House and surprise surprise The King's Speech came out on top. The film scooped seven awards in total, including Leading Actor for Colin Firth, Supporting Actor for Geoffrey Rush...

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The trailer for Hanna, starring Saoirse Ronan, is revealed

The trailer for Hanna, starring Saoirse Ronan, is revealed

The trailer for Hanna, starring Saoirse Ronan, has arrived online! This action thriller comes from the director of Pride and Prejudice and Atonement, Joe Wright. However, in Hanna he's ditched Keira Knightly as his favourite leading lady, and cast up-and-coming Irish actress Saoirse Ronan in the title role. Ronan is virtually...

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Oscars VFX semifinalists announced

Oscars VFX semifinalists announced

If you're a big fan of explosions, aliens, monsters and CGI tidbits in the wonderful world of cinema, 15 films are now aiming to grab the final spots for the VFX Oscar. Recently, we've had a bit of a rush in terms of visual effects. The advent of 3D films has seen all-CGI films like Avatar and Toy Story 3 rocket into the stratosphere, and...

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Taylor Lautner finds leading role in Incarceron

Taylor Lautner finds leading role in Incarceron

Good old Tay Tay, making girls swoon and men wonder where their dumbells are since New Moon hit cinemas, has found a leading role in the form of YA novel adaptation Incarceron. He's an extremely popular fellow, and it's not just because of his rippling torso - it's also because he's actually a very good actor. If you can play a Native...

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Lingerie wearing Ashley Greene in The Apparition

Lingerie wearing Ashley Greene in The Apparition

The first pictures have appeared for upcoming film The Apparition, staring Ashley Greene, where she appears to be wearing very little indeed. The Apparition is a supernatural film where the Twilight actress plays Kelly, one half of a young couple, who experience terrifying events in their own home, after a presence was accidentally...

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Skyline: A Review

Skyline: A Review

Skyline, in a nutshell, is about aliens which invade LA, harvesting human brains for God-knows-what purpose. Actually, that's pretty much the extent of this underwhelming plot, nutshell or no nutshell. Jarrod, played by 24's Eric Balfour, heads to the City of Angels with his girlfriend for a big party being held by an old friend, and...

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Nick Acott and Gary Scullion make their own movie

Nick Acott and Gary Scullion make their own movie

You love the movies right? You'd love to make your own? Well, Nick Acott and Gary Scullion are so passionate about films and film-making that they've decided to make their own. On a budget of £900. As The Film Review are interested in up-and-coming talent, and British movies in particular, we thought we'd catch up with the guys and...

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First pictures of Daniel Radcliffe in The Woman in Black

First pictures of Daniel Radcliffe in The Woman in Black

The first images from Daniel Radcliffe's upcoming supernatural thriller, The Woman in Black, have officially been released. Radcliffe was spotted a couple of months back filming in both Peterborough and Essex, but now the first official misty shots have finally been unveiled by Hammer Films, who are producing the movie. The film is based...

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New Zealand to Watford: Hobbit debate continues

New Zealand to Watford: Hobbit debate continues

The Hobbit might be filming in Watford, UK rather than New Zealand, as talks to keep the two films in Jackson's homeland continue. [caption id="attachment_4298" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The new home of The Hobbit?"][/caption] Having been temporarily blacklisted by the same national film community that had been blessed with...

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Watchers in the Night: Legend of the Guardians 3D review

Watchers in the Night: Legend of the Guardians 3D review

There's a new breed of super-bird in town, and it's not the plasticine poultry of Chicken Run. Owls are seriously incredible birds to watch, real or otherwise. Their eyes are huge and expressive. Their heads can rotate a whopping 270 degrees, and of course, they fly completely silently. So, what happens when someone writes a fantasy epic...

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Is Emma Watson Robert Pattinson's love interest?

Rumours are flying that Robert Pattinson is due to star in a film with Emma Watson. The Twilight star is lined up to star in a remake of the 2004 film Dark Arc and it is thought Emma Watson will play his leading lady. The film is about a love triangle between a graphic designer, an artist and their muse. If it's anything like the orginal it is...

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Broadbent and Blethyn to voice Briggs' Ethel and Ernest

Raymond Briggs's highly acclaimed graphic novel, Ethel and Ernest, is set to get the big-screen treatment, which will include the voices of Jim Broadbent and Brenda Blethyn. Briggs is best known for creating children's classics, such as Christmas favourite The Snowman and Fungus the Bogeyman. Ethel and Ernest, which is set to become his latest...

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Weekend Box Office: 13-15 August

It's been another weekend of calm in the UK before The Expendables hits the shores on the 18th, with a lot of films still going strong. Let's check out the numbers. Toy Story 3 - £3.1m Inception - £1.7m The Last Airbender - £1.7m Knight and Day - £1.5m The Sorcerer's Apprentice - £1.1m Step Up 3D - £1.1m The Karate Kid...

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Hermonie Granger loses her hair

Harry Potter star Emma Watson revealed a very short crop as she announced the 100 day countdown to the final instalments of the films. Wearing black lacey hotpants, Emma who plays Hermione Granger, unveiled the new poster for the penultimate film Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1, which will be released on November 19th. It was also...

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Twilight: Eclipse #1 in the UK

Twilight: Eclipse, the third and latest film in the multi-million-dollar Twilight film franchise, has taken the top spot at last weekend's UK box office, putting Shrek Forever After in second place. The film, starring tween heartthrobs Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner alongside the ever-grumpy Kristen Stewart, has taken over £13m in its...

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Phil Lord gives more clues about the LEGO film

"A LEGO film, you say?" Yes, that's right. It's going to mix the wonderful blocky LEGO world with live-action shots, plus plenty of fantasy and adventure. Although Phil Lord and Chris Miller (of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs fame) are at the directorial helm, it's certainly not the most straightforward of concepts. Most people probably...

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Twilight Eclipse takes $161m on its opening weekend

If you're a Twihard who simply can't get enough of the film, you've probably contributed to the staggering opening weekend viewing figures several times over. However, if you're not a fan, you can't do anything but respect those numbers. It's official: the Twilight franchise is still going strong. Released last Wednesday to appease fans eager...

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Doing it for the kids.

Doing it for the kids.

Children's television, books and films - or those few that succeed at the book shop, the ratings and the box office -  are timeless classics, and integrate themselves into pop culture as we mature. However, many of the simple, enjoyable tales we immersed ourselves in as children are rapidly being resurrected for the sake of making a lot of money...

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The MTV Movie Awards 2010

The MTV Movie Awards 2010

Now this is the awards show we've all been waiting for. There's always some legendary kisses, A-listers acting like fools and plenty of gossip, it's the MTV Movie Awards of course and this year was no exception. The winners this year were: Best Movie Winner- The Twilight Saga: New Moon Best Comedic Performance Winner- Zach Galifianakis in...

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The National Movie Awards 2010

And just when we thought the awards season was over, another one creeps along The National Movie Awards. However there is a slight twist to this one as it voted for exclusively by the public. The ceremony held at London's Royal Festival Hall drew in some big A-listers, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kylie Minogue and Orlando Bloom to...

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What's on this Summer

This year’s U certificate Summer Of Cinema trailer features glimpses of 33 films set for UK release between May and August, with new instalments in the Harry Potter, Transformers, Terminator, X-Men, Ice Age and Star Trek sagas. Alongside these are brand new big-screen adventures with GI Joe, G-Force and Land of the Lost.Ben Stiller is back as...

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Blood Simple – Review

Blood Simple – Review

After almost 20 years making films together, it is good to remember just how powerful the Coen Brothers first film was. Their directing-producing partnership began with Blood Simple, a debut as stark as a punch to the gut. Despite being their first film, it already contains many of the Coens' famous trademarks - humour, OTT violence,...

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