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Top 10 Survival Films

Top 10 Survival Films

As All is Lost makes its way onto Blu-ray and DVD on 28th April, we wanted to take a look back at some of the greatest survival films we’ve watched over the past few years! Staying alive is no easy feat for the characters in our list of ten survival movies. Natural disasters and unfortunate accidents aside, survival instincts will...

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Films in time for Christmas 2013

Films in time for Christmas 2013

2013 has been a very good year for movies. Comedies, animations, action movies, fantasy adventures, adaptations of classic novels – we've had it all from the Hollywood conveyor belt. And now the winter, spring and summer theatrical releases are available to download and own on DVD and Blu-Ray, just in time time for Christmas! Well,...

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Spring Breakers – Review

Spring Breakers – Review

“My name’s Alien, my real name’s Al – but truf be told, I’m not from this planet y’all” – so claims James Franco’s corn-roed gangster in Harmony Korine’s latest cinematic offering. It’s a description that might more appropriately be anchored to the film itself. Spring Breakers opens at a college campus, introducing...

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Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present – Review

Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present – Review

Watching an artist sit doing nothing might not sound particularly compelling. And a documentary about the three-month-long performance art project may certainly seem like a less than thrilling prospect. However, as it turns out, Marina Abramović is no ordinary artist and Matthew Akers' film, Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present, makes for...

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Jonah Hill and James Franco to tell True Story

Jonah Hill and James Franco to tell True Story

Continuing his move away from comedy, Jonah Hill will star alongside James Franco in True Story.  True Story is far removed from the likes of Superbad and Get Him to the Greek, two of the films that originally made Jonah Hill famous. However, recently Mr. Hill has made a move into a more serious work. What changed things? Without a...

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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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Chris Evans replacing James Franco on The Iceman

Chris Evans replacing James Franco on The Iceman

If you're keen to see The Iceman: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer, you might be interested to know that Franco has dropped out, only to be replaced by a mister Chris Evans. As the brutal hit-man movie, Iceman rolls onwards towards production, there have been some really interesting announcements. Recently, Friends star David Schwimmer...

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes new trailer released

Rise of the Planet of the Apes new trailer released

The latest trailer has been revealed for Rupert Wyatt's Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The excitement surrounding this film continues to mount as the latest trailer for Rise of the Planet of the Apes is released. Unlike previous trailers, this one gives us much more insight into what we can expect to see from the lead ape, Caesar, played...

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Rising Brit star Douglas Booth wins Romeo role

Rising Brit star Douglas Booth wins Romeo role

Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo? Well, it looks like we've found him in the form of Brit actor Douglas Booth. Booth, who you might recognise from the Burberry ads or playing Boy George in the TV movie Worried About The Boy, will play Romeo to True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld's Juliet. Director Carlo Carlei reportedly chose him from...

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Penn Badgley bags Jeff Buckley role

Penn Badgley bags Jeff Buckley role

It has been announced that Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley has won the coveted role of Jeff Buckley. We reported a while a go that the film, Greetings From Tim Buckley, was being made and that Robert Pattinson desperately wanted the role. It had even been reported that he had met with Jeff Buckley's mother to discuss the role. There were also...

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James Franco confirmed to star Stephen Elliott’s Cherry

James Franco confirmed to star Stephen Elliott’s Cherry

James Franco has signed on to star in Stephen Elliott's Cherry, alongside Heather Graham and Dev Patel. The screenplay has been written by author Stephen Elliott, who also plans to direct the feature film. The plot reportedly follows the story of a young woman who moves to San Francisco and lands a job working as an actress working in the...

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Your Highness – a review

Your Highness – a review

Your Highness looked so promising. The trailer was amusing, it's a mock medieval romp (which are usually enjoyable) and it has Americans pretending to be English, perfect. On top of that, there's the cast. Man of the moment James Franco, and recent Oscar winner Natalie Portman. It all sounded so good, so where did it go so wrong? It is...

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Blake Lively considering two exciting roles

Blake Lively considering two exciting roles

Looks like Blake Lively is the lady of the moment, everyone is trying to get a piece of her. We already know she's in the hotly-anticipated Green Lantern, playing Carol Ferris after beating of competition from the likes of Eva Green, Diana Kruger and Jennifer Garner. Now she is being lined up for roles in two other films- Savages and Oz:...

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Top ten TV-to-movie stars

Top ten TV-to-movie stars

This week sees the release of The Roomate. To be honest it's had some pretty terrible reviews and there's not much to say about it other than it's a terrible rip off of Single White Female. What is worth mentioning is that it stars Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester who is trying to make her move from the small screen to the big screen. It seems it...

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Hailee Steinfeld cast as Sleeping Beauty

Hailee Steinfeld cast as Sleeping Beauty

True Grit actress Hailee Steinfeld is attached to another cinematic reworking, this time of the classic fairytale, Sleeping Beauty. Following her big screen début playing Mattie Ross in the Coen Brothers' film, True Grit, the fourteen-year-old was nominated for a BAFTA and an Academy Award, amongst numerous others awards. Now it seems...

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New images for Your Highness have arrived

New images for Your Highness have arrived

We first saw the trailer for Your Highness back in November and we loved what we saw. The official character posters have been released today and we have to say a lot has changed for the film's stars since back in November. Natalie Portman, a metal thong wearing warrior princess, is now an Oscar winning mum-to-be. And James Franco who...

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Channing Tatum linked to Peter Pan prequel

Channing Tatum linked to Peter Pan prequel

Another day, another weird story from Hollywood. Hardman hottie Channing Tatum is reportedly working on a new version of Peter Pan. It is thought that he has teamed up with the screenwriter Billy Ray and the producer Joe Roth to make Peter Pan Begins. We're guessing the Step Up star will not be playing Peter unless it's Peter on steroids,...

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Howl starring James Franco – A Review

Howl starring James Franco – A Review

Howl started out as a documentary, but the finished product, from directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, offers much, much more. This unique mesh of animated sequences, black and white filming and reconstructions of historical events, address both the content and context of Allen Ginsberg's poem, Howl - and in this sense, it will...

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James Franco’s poor singing scrapped from Oscars ceremony

James Franco’s poor singing scrapped from Oscars ceremony

James Franco was due to sing at this year's Academy Awards. That's now been scrapped because, well, frankly... he's a horrifically bad vocalist. It's not every day you hear about a celebrity singing so badly they're removed from the musical side of a major awards ceremony. But it's really not every day that they then post the offending poor...

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Kim Kardashian in a film with John Travolta? WTF?!

Kim Kardashian in a film with John Travolta? WTF?!

It looks like Kim Kardashian may have a role in a major film, starring Hollywood heavy weight John Travolta. You may be thinking hang on, who exactly is this woman? Well, she is known for being in reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, with her siblings. She also endorses a number of products largely due to her sought-after...

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The Ice Man cast revealed

The Ice Man cast revealed

It looks like mob killer Richard "The Ice Man" Kuklinski's biopic has found a cinematic doppleganger in the form of Michael Shannon, along with other cast members just announced. When we spoke about this last September, we were firmly under the impression that star of Diner and The Wrestler, Mickey Rourke, was up for the role. This is a wild...

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A Quiz Less Ordinary: Danny Boyle quiz

A Quiz Less Ordinary: Danny Boyle quiz

Last Friday saw release of 127 Hours, the latest film from award-winning director Danny Boyle. 127 Hours tells the extraordinary real-life story of mountain climber Aron Ralston (played by James Franco), who became trapped by a boulder in Utah for more than five days and was forced to go to extreme lengths in order to survive. However, this...

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Review: 127 Hours

Review: 127 Hours

Loud, bright and crazy sums up 127 Hours, Danny Boyle’s latest film, as well as its hero drawn from real life. Otherwise it is an epic story of human endurance, troubled introspection and the all-consuming determination to live. It also reminds us not to buy cheap Chinese army-knives and to always, always leave a message when we head off into...

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Golden Globe nominations: the full list

Golden Globe nominations: the full list

Awards season is nearly upon us and yesterday the 2011 Golden Globe nominations were announced. Actors Josh Duhamel, Katie Holmes and Blair Underwood had the job of announcing who was up for what. The King's Speech, which has already won awards at BIFA, left as a clear front runner, along with The Social Network and Black Swan. Rather...

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You have to watch this trailer for Your Highness

You have to watch this trailer for Your Highness

OK, so this is hands down the best trailer we have seen this year. The latest trailer for Your Highness has reached the internet today and it is amazing. Amazing and funny and pretty darn crude, but something tells us this is what will make it a highly popular comedy. That and the great and unexpected cast of James Franco, Danny...

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Vue’s BFI London Film Festival Tweeters announced

Vue’s BFI London Film Festival Tweeters announced

You may remember a while back we mentioned that Vue Cinemas were giving three lucky film fans the opportunity to tweet for them at this year's London Film Festival - and the winners have now been announced! After receiving over 300 entries, the three 'ultimate film tweeters' have been revealed to be Sol Harris, a film production student...

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James Franco buys rights to The Adderall Diaries

James Franco buys rights to The Adderall Diaries

James Franco’s production company, Rabbit Bandini, have bought the rights to Stephen Elliott’s book, The Adderall Diaries. The book's full title is The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir of Moods, Masochism and Murder, so needless to say this is likely to make for great movie material. Sometimes described as a sexual memoir, it tells the...

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Julia Robert shows she’s all white at the Eat Pray Love premiere

Julia Roberts reached London last night for the UK premiere of her latest movie Eat Pray Love. However, unlike on her other European stops, she chose to cover up and arrived wearing a demure, white Stella McCartney tuxedo style suit. Although we didn’t get to see her famous pins, she still flashed plenty of her mega-watt smile, which was...

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Trailer for Danny Boyle’s latest film 127 Hours

The trailer for Danny Boyle's latest film, 127 Hours, has today been released online, proving that he's certainly not the type to stick to one successful film-making formula. 127 Hours follows the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston, whose adventure quickly turns into a nightmare when he becomes trapped beneath a boulder in an...

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Julia Roberts shines at Eat Pray Love première

Julia Roberts attended the premiere of her latest film, Eat Pray Love in New York yesterday. It has been reported that all reviews of the film have been banned before it's release in the US this weekend. This seems slightly a bizarre choice, considering that The Expendables, which stars some huge names, is also released that weekend. Why would...

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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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Is James Franco using?

We really hope this one isn't true but the rumour mill has been whirring ever since James Franco's appearance this weekend at the 'Saturday Night' premiere. Not only was he looking worse for wear and could barely keep his eyes open but he also had some suspicious looking marks on his arm. It has been hinted that these could be due to some...

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