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 best films to look out for in 2014

The best films to look out for in 2014

As ever, some of the strongest films of the year are to be released in January and February in the run-up to the Oscars in March. But there will then be 10 more months of movie madness after the winter Oscar releases. Here is an overview of some the films we're looking forward to this year. Let's start with those early releases. Two...

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Introducing the cast of the Grand Budapest Hotel

Introducing the cast of the Grand Budapest Hotel

In a world of generic blockbusters with more explosions than plot points, few filmmakers take imaginative but everyday settings and fill them with quirky characters quite like Wes Anderson. And his latest film The Grand Budapest Hotel is no exception. The second trailer for the 2014 release can be found here. While the first trailer...

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Moonrise Kingdom – Review

Moonrise Kingdom – Review

We might have wised-up to Wes Anderson's own particular brand of on-screen whimsy, but there's more to be found within is latest offering, Moonrise Kingdom, which side-steps pretension to reveal a sweet and simple love story. Rarely is a director's most recent release compared quite so fervidly to his previous works as Wes Anderson's...

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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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First Trailer for Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom

First Trailer for Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom

The first trailer for Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom has arrived online, and it's every bit as kooky as you might imagine. Anderson has become renowned for his off-beat style of filmmaking and his latest cinematic offering looks set to follow suit. Set in 1960s America, Moonrise Kingdom follows the story of two twelve-year-olds, Sam...

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Golden Globe and SAG nominations announced

Golden Globe and SAG nominations announced

Awards season is here! Along with the promise of Christmas, breakable New Years resolutions and weight gain, we also have the nominations for both the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) and the Golden Globes 2012. The winners won't be announced until both ceremonies are held in January, of course, but we finally know which films and...

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The Moët British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs)

The Moët British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs)

Last night, Old Billingsgate hosted the 14th Moët British Independent Film Awards, hosted by Bridemaids' star, Chris O’Dowd. Paddy Considine's Tyrannosaur scooped the most awards of the evening, beating competition from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and We Need To Talk About Kevin in order to win the award for Best British Independent...

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BAFTA launches new inspirational website Guru

BAFTA launches new inspirational website Guru

Colin Firth, Tilda Swinton and Quentin Tarantino are just some of the celebrities who have given exclusive interviews for BAFTA's  inspirational new student help website Guru. The BAFTA Guru website aims to provide advice and inspiration to budding young directors and actors, by giving them a unique insight into a career related to the...

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Nominees and jury revealed for the Moët British Independent Film Awards

Nominees and jury revealed for the Moët British Independent Film Awards

The nominations for the 14th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards were announced this Halloween. Recognising British talent in independent filmmaking, the awards have grown very popular in recent years and it is great to see that there is so much talent in Britain. Anyone who doubted that the world of British films is thriving...

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Schwartzman to star in new Wes Anderson

Schwartzman to star in new Wes Anderson

Listen up! Exciting news on Wes Anderson's latest project. Jason Schwartzman who famously played Max Fischer in Anderson's Rushmore, has signed up to star in it. We've known about the film, Moonrise Kingdom, since last November but the cast wasn't confirmed until now. Alongside Schwartzman, there are some other big name favourites,...

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader trailer

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader trailer

The latest trailer has been released today for the third of the Narnia-based adventure films, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Based on the third novel in C.S. Lewis's epic fantasy series, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader sees Skandar Keynes and Georgie Henley return as Edmund and Lucy Pevensie in a journey to the...

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10 films that make you want to go on holiday.

10 films that make you want to go on holiday.

As the weather heats up in the UK for once, all any of us can think about is going on holiday. Here's a look at the films that make our feet itch to get away and our bodies ache for sun, sea and a little holiday romance... 1. Summer Holiday Location: All around Europe, but starts in England on a double-decker London bus. Temperature: Well,...

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