Michael Fassbender to become corrupted lawyer in The Counsellor

Michael Fassbender to become corrupted lawyer in The Counsellor

He's been cast in yet another film. Yes, the Michael Fassbender reign of acting greatness continues apace with the news comes that he will play the leading role in Ridley Scott's new film The Counsellor.   The story of The Counsellor follows a top lawyer who starts dabbling in the drug business. This storyline, of an unlikely...

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The Lowdown: Michael Fassbender

The Lowdown: Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender is hot stuff at the moment, so we've got the lowdown on all things 'bender including his biggest films, upcoming appearances and some fun facts. Facts His father is from Germany and his mother is from Northern Ireland. He was born in Heidelberg, Germany but grew up in Killarney, a beautiful town in the south west of...

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Michael Fassbender cast in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus

Michael Fassbender cast in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus

It has been confirmed that Michael Fassbender will star in Ridley Scott's upcoming film, Prometheus. Fassbender's involvement in this much anticipated sci-fi flick has been rumoured for some time, but it has today been announced this he will definitely feature, and in one of the film's lead roles. Relatively little seems to be known...

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X-Men: Apocalypse – Review

X-Men: Apocalypse starts off looking more or less like Gods Of Egypt, which is to say you might start regretting your ticket purchase three minutes into the film. The opening sequence shows a glittering and ridiculous ancient Egypt in which a handful of mutants seem to be in charge. This is a necessary backdrop for a story involving Apocalypse...

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The Academy Award contenders

The Academy Award contenders

More than any Awards Season in recent memory, this year has been unpredictable. Speculation has only been that, with surprise wins cropping up all over the place. So with the 86th Academy Awards being held this Sunday and it's still difficult to name who the front runners are. To educate you a little on some of the more notable nominations...

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Full list of BAFTA 2014 nominations announced

Full list of BAFTA 2014 nominations announced

The full list of nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 (BAFTA) were announced this morning. Gravity is leading the fray with 11 nominations, but is closely followed by 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle with ten nominations each. While it might appear that certain films are dominating this year, when you look through...

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12 Years a Slave leads SAG nominations

12 Years a Slave leads SAG nominations

On 18th January 2014, Hollywood's biggest and greatest stars of film and television will gather together for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. And the nominations are in. 12 Years a Slave is leading the fray with four nominations, tied with TV's Breaking Bad. 12 Years a Slave, which was directed by British filmmaker Steve...

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New trailer! X Men: Days of Future Past

New trailer! X Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men fans listen up! There's a brand new international trailer online for the new movie X-Men: Days of Future Past. See it here. It feels like we've been waiting too long now for the next X Men movie to be released. Trailers and clips and interviews are slowly starting to trickle out, giving the promotional process some momentum before...

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Competition: Win a pair of tickets to the London première of St. George’s Day

Competition: Win a pair of tickets to the London première of St. George’s Day

British crime thriller St. George's Day comes out on 7th September. We have a pair of tickets to the London première on 29th August, so enter the competition below if you want a chance to be in the midst of the action. With lots of gritty film pros making up the cast, St. George's Day is a British crime thriller that seems to have...

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Prometheus featurette is out of this world

Prometheus featurette is out of this world

"Let the adventure begin" says Michael Fassbender's character. After watching this featurette, we can't wait. Ridley Scott, visionary director of Alien, Blade Runner and Gladiator is back, and he's thrilled to be directing another sci-fi film. What's it about? Well, according to him "it's all about everything". To be more specific...

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Liam Neeson named Best Irish actor

Liam Neeson named Best Irish actor

In a poll by Sky Movies HD, the public reaffirmed a fact that we know already, that Liam Neeson is a well-trusted, talented actor. He is so popular in fact that he was voted Ireland and the UK's favourite Irish actor in the poll, which is no mean feat, considering the wealth of talent that seems to pour out of Ireland. He has racked-up a...

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Awards season continues with the Irish Film & Television Awards

Awards season continues with the Irish Film & Television Awards

The BAFTAs weren't the only awards held this weekend, as the IFTAs (the Irish Film & Television Awards) brought many stars to the Convention Centre in Dublin on Saturday.   This awards ceremony is a huge highlight in the Irish cultural and entertainment calendar. Its purpose? To celebrate the year's finest acting...

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Miss Piggy to be official red carpet host at the BAFTAs

Miss Piggy to be official red carpet host at the BAFTAs

We all know how it goes, the stars emerge gracefully from their limousines and saunter along the red carpet as everyone waits for that one juicy interview. This year at the BAFTAs, it will be Miss Piggy who will be getting all the gossip, and who better to flutter her eyelashes and fire the questions we all secretly want to ask. Miss Piggy...

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Jean Dujardin’s racy poster – scandal or political correctness gone too far?

Jean Dujardin’s racy poster – scandal or political correctness gone too far?

The Artist star Jean Dujardin has been at the centre of controversy in France this week after a promotional poster for his new film has been criticised as being far too risqué. Not only that, but many people have also been questioning whether or not this will damage his chances of winning an Oscar for The Artist. Is the French advertising...

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Russell Crowe and Liam Neeson for Noah film?

Russell Crowe and Liam Neeson for Noah film?

Speculation has been growing recently about Darren Aronofsky's retelling of Noah's Ark, and who will be the current likely takers for roles in the Biblical story that's to be entitled Noah. Russell Crowe and Liam Neeson are mooted as highly likely, and they have previously starred together in The Next Three Days, a 2010 film about a...

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Richard Attenborough Regional Film Award winners announced

Richard Attenborough Regional Film Award winners announced

The RAFAs are out in force today, tipping their collective hats at a wide variety of cinema in a celebration of good British filmmaking and film criticism. Some of the usual suspects have made the list - The Artist and Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady being two good examples - but there are some accolades that go to some great media. Here's the...

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Shame – Review

Shame – Review

It is easy to see why Shame is one of the most talked-about films of the moment. This is the second time that director Steve McQueen has teamed up with rising star Michael Fassbender to create something that is deeply affecting, controversial and should proudly hold up the title of “art”. The two previously worked together on McQueen's...

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Emily Browning joins Dominic Cooper for Summer in February

Emily Browning joins Dominic Cooper for Summer in February

It has been announced that Emily Browning has replaced Ophelia Lovibond in the upcoming period drama film, Summer in February. It seems that Browning is getting rather good at being the replacement actress - just last year she took over from Mia Wasikowska, who had originally been in the lead role of Julia Leigh's Sleeping Beauty before...

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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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Carey Mulligan on Shame: “I’m very prudish” in comparison

Carey Mulligan on Shame: “I’m very prudish” in comparison

She may have bared all in her new film, Shame, but Carey Mulligan insists she is not as confident as her character. Apparently she hasn't seen herself naked for years. The British actress who made her screen début as Keira Knightley's younger sister, Kitty Bennett in the 2005 adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, took on her most demanding...

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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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The 25th Leeds International Film Festival announces Audience Award and Jury winners

The 25th Leeds International Film Festival announces Audience Award and Jury winners

The 25th Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF) finished yesterday and the Audience Award  and Jury prize winners have been announced. Votes were taken from the audience for each of the 150+ feature films in the festival's programme, as well as some awards being decided by specially-selected juries. The Official Selection Audience Award...

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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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Jane Eyre – Review

Jane Eyre – Review

The new film based on Charlotte Bronte's classic novel is a modern, intimate take on the story that has inspired generations. In this dusky adaptation of Jane Eyre, Mia Wasikowska plays the 19th century heroine in a tender, yet strong light. Very well-practised at portraying tragic inner turmoil with just a look, Wasikowska, from Tim...

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Win tickets to see Jane Eyre at Haddon Hall

Win tickets to see Jane Eyre at Haddon Hall

Win tickets to see a preview screening of Jane Eyre at one of the key locations in the new film starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender and Jamie Bell. Hopeless passion, dark secrets, mysterious castles - Jane Eyre has entertained for generations and now has a glossy new screen adaptation. To celebrate the film's release, a one-off,...

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A Dangerous Method risqué trailer released

A Dangerous Method risqué trailer released

The first trailer for A Dangerous Method, starring Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender and Vincent Cassel, has been released - and it's certainly raising a few eyebrows...   While Keira Knightley might be more used to being given prim and plummy roles in her films (Pride and Prejudice, Atonement for example), this...

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X-Men: First Class cast make a public appearance

X-Men: First Class cast make a public appearance

If you're looking forward to X-Men: First Class, the origin story of the modern-day Xavier, Magneto, et al, then you'll be pleased to know that public appearances by the cast have started in earnest in London. As you're probably infinitely more used to the Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen combo in the trilogy which was released the best part of...

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Nicholas Hoult cast in Jack the Giant Killer

Nicholas Hoult cast in Jack the Giant Killer

Nicholas Hoult will take on the lead role in Bryan Singer's Jack the Giant Killer. You may have spotted him looking rather dapper in a suit at last night's BAFTAs, and if the next couple of years are anything to go by, it won't be the last time we see Hoult sashaying down the red carpet at an awards ceremony. The actor, who first caught...

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Carey Mulligan and James Badge Dale join Steve McQueen’s Shame

Carey Mulligan and James Badge Dale join Steve McQueen’s Shame

Carey Mulligan and James Badge Dale will be joining Michael Fassbender in Shame, an upcoming film from Steve McQueen. The last time McQueen teamed up with Fassbender they produced the 2008 film Hunger, a poignant depiction of the 1981 Irish hunger strike, which went on to win the prestigious Caméra d'Or award at the Cannes Film...

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Colin Farrell for Total Recall?

Colin Farrell for Total Recall?

It has been reported that Colin Farrell is lined up to star in Total Recall, playing the character made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The rumour mill has been churning for quite a while, ever since the announcement that Kurt Wimmer had prepared a script and Len Wiseman would be directing. There are of course other names in the...

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