Disney delays lots of films again as Mulan experiment stumbles

News | Simon Brew | 24.09.20
Black Widow, Eternals, West Side Story, Death On The Nile and more are all delayed as Disney shuffles its release dates again

Parasite confirmed for Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray release in the UK

News | Simon Brew | 24.09.20
Parasite is finally coming to the 4K Blu-ray disc format in the UK, with a release now earmarked for the end of November

Hoop Dreams to get UK Blu-ray release

News | Simon Brew | 24.09.20
The superb documentary Hoop Dreams is getting a special Blu-ray release in the UK next month – more details right here

Ryan Gosling to star in stuntman film from John Wick director

News | Dan Cooper | 24.09.20
Universal reportedly beat Netflix, Paramount and MGM to the punch to sign up the new film from John Wick co-director David Leitch

Netflix secures new thriller The Guilty starring Jake Gyllenhaal

News | Dan Cooper | 24.09.20
Netflix has got its chequebook out again and the streaming service has shelled $30m for worldwide rights for the next film from director Antoine Fuqua

Trial Of The Chicago 7: new trailer for Aaron Sorkin’s new film

News | Simon Brew | 24.09.20
From writer and director Aaron Sorkin comes The Trial Of The Chicago 7 – a film that’s now set for a Netflix debut next month
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4K Ultra HD Blu-ray: upcoming UK releases and dates

News | Simon Brew | 24.09.20
As the format continues to slowly gain traction – here’s our regularly-updated list of upcoming 4K UK disc releases
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Films to watch on BBC iPlayer right now (and when they’re leaving the service)

News | Em McGowan | 23.09.20
Who needs Netflix and Prime? Turns out that BBC iPlayer has a terrific collection of films to watch – here’s our fully updated list

Tom Cruise gets the greenlight to shoot a movie in space

News | Dan Cooper | 23.09.20
Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman will be shooting a movie where nobody has shot a movie before, it’s been confirmed

Powerful trailer lands for Supernova starring Colin Firth, Stanley Tucci

News | Dan Cooper | 23.09.20
A release date of November 27th has been set for the upcoming marriage of love story and road movie, Supernova – and here’s the trailer

Matt Haig’s The Midnight Library is heading to the movies

News | Simon Brew | 23.09.20
The latest book from Matt Haig – The Midnight Library – is the third of his to be snapped up for a movie adaptation by StudioCanal

Ex-Pixar animator goes stop motion for new movie with Daisy Ridley and Stephen Fry

News | Brendon Connelly | 23.09.20
A new stop motion film is being independently put together – and it’s looking like a fascinating project too: more details here

A Spider-Man Ultra HD 4K pack is being launched for PlayStation 5 owners

News | Simon Brew | 23.09.20
Three Spider-Man films are coming together in one physical 4K pack, designed to lure PlayStation 5 owners to the Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray format

The Shows Must Go On: free musicals on YouTube return

News | Simon Brew | 23.09.20
A full live film version of the stage musical take on Fame will be streaming for free this weekend for 48 hours – more details here

How UK cinemas are affected by the latest government Covid guidance

News | Simon Brew | 23.09.20
Cinemas can no longer start films after 10pm as the latest round of government Covid restrictions comes into force

Wellbeing matters: going analogue

Feature | Jane Roberts | 23.09.20
In our weekly spot where we talk about mental health and wellbeing, a few words on harking back to the joys of analogue

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

News | Simon Brew | 23.09.20
A glimpse at upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release dates until December 2020 – here’s what’s arriving and when

Soft Top Hard Shoulder getting first ever Blu-ray release

News | Simon Brew | 22.09.20
Peter Capaldi stars in and writes Soft Top Hard Shoulder, and thanks to a new distributor, a Blu-ray release is finally happening

Ron Cobb, designer of the Back To The Future DeLorean, Alien’s Nostromo, dies aged 83

News | Dan Cooper | 22.09.20
Ron Cobb, the celebrated production designer behind key elements in Back To The Future along with the Conan, Alien and Star Wars films has passed away

Tiffany Haddish joining Nicolas Cage for Lionsgate meta-comedy

News | Dan Cooper | 22.09.20
Tiffany Haddish is set to play a rogue government agent against Nicolas Cage playing a fictionalised version of Nicolas Cage

New rumour suggests Paramount has given up on Star Trek movies

News | Simon Brew | 22.09.20
Star Trek looks set for a prolonged absence from the big screen, according to new rumours that have landed

The Croods 2 release moves forward: first trailer lands

News | Simon Brew | 22.09.20
Universal moves the release of The Croods: A New Age forward in America, and the trailer for the film is now with us too

Indie filmmaker reads out mean reviews of his movie

News | Simon Brew | 22.09.20
Indie filmmakers often have to put up with reviews of their movies that aren’t on the kind side – and one director has been hitting them head on

The misleading marketing of Sweeney Todd

News | Simon Brew | 22.09.20
Tim Burton’s film of Sweeney Todd & The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street led to complaints, after the marketing was shy about the fact it was a musical

The story of the man who’s the real-life Rick Dalton

Feature | Rebecca Nicole Williams | 22.09.20
He has 105 screen credits, he’s played Django, Sartana and Butch Cassidy, and was on TV with James Dean – Rebecca Nicole Williams catches up with Jack Betts

Tom Hardy as James Bond rumours spark up again

News | Simon Brew | 21.09.20
Could Tom Hardy be the man to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond? That’s certainly the argument of the latest rumour to spring up

Jim Caviezel confirms The Passion Of The Christ 2 still in active development

News | Dan Cooper | 21.09.20
16 years after it was originally released, talk of a sequel to Mel Gibson’s The Passion Of The Christ is still continuing

Joker is getting an Ultimate Collector’s Edition 4K release

News | Simon Brew | 21.09.20
A posh collector’s set of the Oscar-winning 2019 Joker film is heading to stores this coming October – more details here

Date and trailer land for Steve McQueen’s Small Axe

News | Dan Cooper | 21.09.20
Steve McQueen’s upcoming anthology of films is heading to the BBC towards the end of November, it’s been confirmed

Bringing back the DVD commentary track

News | David Hughes | 21.09.20
David Hughes explains the thinking behind his new movie audio-commentary podcast, Rogue Commentary, that’s bringing the yack track back

Stargate, and the short life of the ‘making of’ CD-ROM

News | John Abbitt | 21.09.20
For a brief period, it look as if ‘making of’ CD-ROMs were going to be the next big thing – and Stargate was chosen to get them off the ground

Lord Of The Rings trilogy 4K release is coming this year

News | Simon Brew | 18.09.20
The Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray release of Peter Jackson’s The Lord Of The Rings trilogy will just about be with us before Christmas

Mulan: early reports suggest big take up for the film

News | Simon Brew | 18.09.20
It looks as if Disney’s decision to pretty much skip cinemas for its release of Mulan has paid off financially, according to a new report

Charlie Kaufman, Mark Kermode, and when filmmakers and critics clash

News | Simon Brew | 18.09.20
In his new novel, writer and filmmaker Charlie Kaufman has taken a swipe at film critic Mark Kermode – and it turns out there’s something of a long story there

Podcast: Bill & Ted Face The Music (2020), with director Dean Parisot

Podcast | Simon Brew | 18.09.20
In a special episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, Simon goes through the prolonged gestation of Bill & Ted Face The Music – and then brings in its director, Dean Parisot, to pick up the story

Film Quiz Friday: Wibbly-Wobbly, Timey-Wimey

Feature | Mark Harrison | 18.09.20
We’re writing this week’s film quiz from the middle of Round 2, which covers time travel and time travellers in the movies

40 British movie podcasts of the week worth checking out

Feature | Em McGowan | 18.09.20
Here’s a full list of the British movie podcasts that we’ve been recommending over the past year, and how to find out more about them all

Filming resumes on The Batman after second Covid shutdown

News | Dan Cooper | 18.09.20
Batman returns, as production gets up and running for the third time on 2021’s return of the Dark Knight, The Batman

Miller & Lord’s new film Connected pushed back from October slot

News | Dan Cooper | 18.09.20
The cycle of delayed films continues, as the animated movie Connected is pushed back further into 2020 (with no named release date now confirmed)

34 brilliant books about the movies

Feature | Simon Brew | 18.09.20
Looking for something to read? Here’s a whole bunch of film books we heartily recommend, and we’ll be adding to this list a lot in the coming weeks

Noah Hawley reveals the approach of his in-limbo Star Trek film

News | Dan Cooper | 17.09.20
Fargo creator Noah Hawley explains the typically inventive take that his planned (and on hold) Star Trek movie was going to follow

The Nest trailer arrives, US release date set for this week

News | Dan Cooper | 17.09.20
Sean Durkin’s psychological drama The Nest gets a trailer, although no UK release has been set for the Jude Law and Carrie Coon-headlined film