Unhinged review: Russell Crowe drives back onto the big screen

Review | Dan Cooper | 07.08.20
Russell Crowe is in a very bad mood in Unhinged, that’s playing now at cinemas around the UK – and here’s our review of the movie

From Saturday, it’s compulsory to wear a mask in UK cinemas

News | Simon Brew | 07.08.20
Regulations regarding masks and cinemas change in the UK this weekend, and there’s a fine in force: you have ten seconds to comply

A new feature documentary about the life of Robin Williams: trailer

News | Simon Brew | 07.08.20
Robin’s Wish is set to tell Robin Williams’ story, and in particular the struggles in his final days – here’s the trailer for the film

Trailer: The story of the PlayStation is being told in new feature documentary

News | Simon Brew | 07.08.20
The story of the Sony PlayStation console is the subject of a brand new documentary, and the trailer for it can be found right here

Stage Mother review: Jacki Weaver headlines feelgood comedy, now in cinemas

Review | Simon Brew | 07.08.20
Jacki Weaver and Lucy Liu lead the ensemble of Stage Mother, a film that’s now playing in UK cinemas – and here’s our review

Howard review: an essential film for Disney animation fans

Review | Simon Brew | 07.08.20
Howard Ashman was pivotal to Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Beauty & The Beast – and a new film on Disney+ tells his story

Lionsgate announces John Wick 5 to be filmed alongside John Wick 4

News | Simon Brew | 07.08.20
Keanu Reeves will be returning in at least two more John Wick movies now rather than one, with episodes 4 and 5 set to shoot next year

Antebellum: PVOD release confirmed, trailer

News | Simon Brew | 07.08.20
Looking for a new horror film? Here’s the trailer for Antebellum, that’s now going to be debuting on premium video on demand

The Secret Garden picked up by Sky Cinema in the UK

News | Simon Brew | 07.08.20
The terrific upcoming big screen adaptation of The Secret Garden will now be debuting in the UK this October

Mulan: you’ll lose access to the film if you cancel Disney+

News | Simon Brew | 06.08.20
There’s a sting in the tale for those looking to purchase Mulan to watch via Disney+ this coming September

Tom Hanks in negotiations to star in Robert Zemeckis’ Pinocchio

News | Dan Cooper | 06.08.20
It looks and though Tom Hanks and Robert Zemeckis will be working together for a fourth time, as the live action take on Pinocchio moves forward

Candyman director Nia DaCosta to helm Captain Marvel 2

News | Dan Cooper | 06.08.20
Marvel opts for a change in direction for the planned 2022 superhero blockbuster Captain Marvel 2, as Nia DaCosta takes the hotseat for the sequel

The distributor supporting closed indie cinemas with a new release

News | Simon Brew | 06.08.20
A scheme where you can purchase a new release to watch at home, whilst also helping independent cinemas who are struggling to keep going

Paddington director signs up for monstrous Ryan Reynolds family comedy

News | Simon Brew | 06.08.20
Paul King will be directing Everyday Parenting Tips, with Ryan Reynolds set to take on the lead role in the movie

Trailer for acclaimed, incoming British movie Perfect 10

News | Simon Brew | 06.08.20
From writer/director Eva Riley comes Perfect 10, an acclaimed movie with a breakthrough performance from Frankie Box – and here’s the trailer

Community cinemas, and keeping people going during lockdown

Feature | Sally Nolan | 06.08.20
The story of how a community cinema in Leigh has been responding to current circumstances, and how you can help too

No plans for Black Widow to follow Mulan to PVOD, Disney confirms

News | Dan Cooper | 05.08.20
The next instalment of the Marvel cinematic universe – Black Widow – will remain as a theatrical exclusive Disney confirms, at least for now

Lord Of The Rings 4K release set to slip to next year

News | Simon Brew | 05.08.20
Plans for a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release of the Lord Of The Rings and Hobbit trilogies are continuing, but a 2021 release is now looking more likely

Trailer drops for Stuntwoman documentary, Michelle Rodriguez narrates

News | Dan Cooper | 05.08.20
The grand tradition of the stuntwoman is explored in an upcoming feature documentary, featuring moments from classic action franchises

Whitney Houston biopic is set for 2022

News | Simon Brew | 05.08.20
From the writer of Bohemian Rhapsody comes a film telling the life story of Whitney Houston – and an auction for the project has now been won

Proxima review: an astronaut movie that’s a little bit different

Review | Eddie Charles | 05.08.20
Alice Winocour directs and Eva Green stars, as Proxima heads into UK cinemas – and here’s our review of the movie

Mulan, cutting losses, and playing fair with Disney+

News | Simon Brew | 05.08.20
Disney has announced that its $200m Mulan blockbuster is now heading to premium video on demand – but there are questions as to the way it’s doing it

Wellbeing Matters: for those struggling with addiction

Feature | Jane Roberts | 05.08.20
In the part of the site where we discuss matters of mental health and wellbeing, this time we want to have a natter about addiction

DVD and Blu-ray release dates confirmed: up to December 2020

News | Simon Brew | 05.08.20
A glimpse at upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release dates until October 2020 – here’s what’s arriving and when

The pivotal laughter test that kickstarted the Planet Of The Apes saga

Feature | Simon Brew | 04.08.20
1968’s Planet Of The Apes remains a science fiction classic – but the film’s very existence came down a screening test in New York with nine people in the room

Bradley Cooper in talks to star in Paul Thomas Anderson’s new project

News | Dan Cooper | 04.08.20
A delayed 1970s period drama from Paul Thomas Anderson is now looking to begin production shortly and now has a major name attached

Exploring the design of Sorry To Bother You

Video | Dan Cooper | 04.08.20
Boots Riley’s film Sorry To Bother You remains an underseen gem – and its design is one of its many qualities, as we explore here

District 9 confirmed for UK Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray release

News | Simon Brew | 04.08.20
Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 has been chosen for release on Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray, and it’s set to arrive in UK stores this October

Get Duked: trailer for a comedy horror that’s well, well worth checking out

News | Simon Brew | 04.08.20
An upcoming British film that’s definitely worth putting on your radar, here’s the red band (and also the more family friendly) trailer for Get Duked

Anna & The Apocalypse director to make Channing Tatum-backed musical

News | Simon Brew | 04.08.20
John McPhail is set to direct a musical take on the Lady Macbeth story, with a young adult slant – and Channing Tatum is producing

Disney sells one of the last Fox films to Netflix

News | Simon Brew | 04.08.20
The Amy Adams-headlined The Woman In The Window, a thriller aimed at adults, is set to be sold by Disney to Netflix

Andrew Lloyd Webber puts Cats blame at director’s door

News | Simon Brew | 04.08.20
Apparently, the film of Cats didn’t go down too well, and Andrew Lloyd Webber doesn’t appear to be planning a Christmas card for director Tom Hooper
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4K Ultra HD Blu-ray: upcoming UK releases and dates

News | Simon Brew | 04.08.20
As the format continues to slowly gain traction – here’s our regularly-updated list of upcoming 4K UK disc releases

UPDATED: UK cinemas – a list of which ones have reopened their doors

News | Dan Cooper | 03.08.20
There’s still some uncertainty as to which cinemas in the UK are open and which aren’t: here’s our list of all the ones we know of whose doors are open

Summerland review: a spirited magical-realist drama

Review | Mark Harrison | 03.08.20
Gemma Arterton’s latest period drama is a picture-postcard of a film on paper, but far more in spirit – here’s our review of Summerland

Luther: Idris Elba reaffirms plans for a movie

News | Simon Brew | 03.08.20
Idris Elba has been chatting about a possible Luther movie again, and he insists that “it is happening”

Inception now heading to cinemas next week, trailer released

News | Simon Brew | 03.08.20
Christopher Nolan’s Inception is still getting a tenth anniversary re-release – and the film is heading back to cinemas on August 12th in the UK

Seb Patrick: a few words about our friend

News | Simon Brew | 03.08.20
Over the weekend, we got the terrible news that Seb Patrick has suddenly passed away – and we wanted to say a few words about him

No Time To Die: can it realistically still be released this year?

Feature | Simon Brew | 03.08.20
It remains on the release schedule for November, but questions are being asked as to whether the next James Bond film will remain there

The companies putting new films into UK cinemas now

News | Simon Brew | 24.07.20
Just because the blockbusters have abandoned the UK cinema industry, it doesn’t mean everyone has: meet the companies still willing to put their movies into the world

Details emerge of ‘trippier’ planned sequels to Terminator: Genisys

News | Dan Cooper | 24.07.20
Terminator: Genisys was was designed as as the first instalment in a planned trilogy – and now we learn what direction the story was going to take

Ryan Reynolds time travel movie moves from Paramount to Netflix

News | Dan Cooper | 24.07.20
Paramount offloads more of its slate to streaming services, this time in the form of a planned Shawn Levy-directed, Skydance-produced adventure film