Amy Banks

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Michael Bay responds again to critics who didn’t like Transformers: Age of Extinction

Earlier this week, Michael Bay spoke out about critics who didn’t like this latest blockbuster <b>Transformers: Age of Extinction</b>, which has been panned …

John Niven: a writer's adventures in cinema land

I was recently interviewed for a Scottish TV programme and was asked about my "bestselling" debut novel <i>Kill Your Friends</i> being turned into a "major motion picture". How did I feel about my "overnight success"?<p>Reader, walk with me…<p>A long time ago, in the spring of 1991, I was an undergraduate …

Richard Linklater and Ellar Coltrane: 'Making Boyhood was a dear process'

Director Richard Linklater and Ellar Coltrane, the 19-year-old star of his new film, <i>Boyhood</i>, have a relaxed look in each other's company – it is as if they were a father and son and we were meeting not in central London but in their front room in Austin, Texas – where they are from. It is a rapport …

Sundance London 2014 Review – Obvious Child (2014)

<b>Obvious Child</b>, 2014<br>Written and directed by Gillian Robespierre<br>Starring Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, Gabe Liedman, David Cross, Richard Kind …

Sundance London 2014 Review – Frank (2014)

<b>Frank, 2014</b><p>Directed by Lenny Abrahamson.<br>Starring Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal.<p><b>SYNOPSIS:</b><p>A young musician joins an …

Sundance London 2014 Review – Hits (2014)

<b>Hits, 2014</b><p>Directed by David Cross.<br>Starring Matt Walsh, Meredith Hagner, Micheal Cera and David Koechner.<p><b>SYNOPSIS:</b><p>A disgruntled New Yorker’s cause is …

Sundance London 2014 Review – The Voices (2014)

<b>The Voices, 2014</b><p>Directed by Marjane Satrapi.<br>Starring Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton and Anna Kendrick.<p><b>SYNOPSIS:</b><p>A factory worker accidentally murders …

Sundance London 2014 Review – The Case Against 8 (2014)

<b>The Case Against 8</b>, 2014<br>Directed by Ben Cotner and Ryan White<p><b>SYNOPSIS:</b><br>A behind-the-scenes look inside the case to overturn California’s ban on …

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★★★☆☆<p>Moral crises abound in Sara Colangelo’s brooding debut feature, <i>Little Accidents (2014)</i>. A small mining community in the Appalachian Mountains is …

Sundance London 2014 Review – Blue Ruin (2013)

<b>Blue Ruin</b>, 2013<br>Written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier<br>Starring Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, Kevin Kolack, Eve Plumb<p><b>SYNOPSIS:</b><br>A …

Batman: the Caped Crusader at 75 – in pictures

From Detective Comics #27 to The Lego Movie: the ever-shifting psychology of a cultural icon

Kate Winslet Interview - Divergent European Premiere

Shailene Woodley Interview - Divergent European Premiere

Theo James Interview - Divergent European Premiere

Veronica Roth Interview - Divergent European Premiere

EA Replay - first look

Younger gamers may find it hard to believe, but there was a time when corporate giant Electronic Arts didn't focus mainly on sports games, yearly …

Star Wars: Battlefront 2’s Resurrection expansion might not reinvent the game, but it is a great foundation for fresh, future storytelling

The Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Resurrection campaign story expansion is, on paper, very much what you’d expect it to be at this point. It’s a couple of …

Frozen Earns $1 Billion At The Worldwide Box Office

Let it go, <b>Toy Story 3</b>. You may have grossed $1.063 billion over the course of your box office run, but you have been beaten - and by a musical, too. …

Animation

Warner Bros. to announce DC film series “in the near future”

If you’re a fan of Marvel movies, then you’ve certainly got plenty to look forward to between now and 2018. Marvel Studios has <b>Captain America: The</b> …

New images from Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

A new batch of images has arrived online from Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s long-awaited <b>Sin City</b> follow-up <b>Sin City: A Dame to Kill For</b>, giving …

Shailene Woodley unsure whether she wants to return as Mary Jane Watson for The Amazing Spider-Man 3

Having been controversially cut from <b>The Amazing Spider-Man 2</b>, Shailene Woodley looks set to turn down any possible return to the Spidey franchise as …

Wolf Pack: The Making of The Wolf of Wall Street

<b>Trevor Hogg chats with film editor Thelma Schoonmaker, production visual effects supervisor and second unit director Rob Legato, and first assistant</b> …

6 special features from the Game of Thrones season 7 Blu-ray/DVD you NEED to see (including an animated prequel)

No doubt you’re eager to re-watch Game of Thrones season 7 again and again (and again). The good news is that the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release is …

TV Series

Six of the Worst: TV Series Finales

Last night, the 208th and final episode of How I Met Your Mother aired in the US. Since then, it has been hailed as one of the worst TV series …

TV

Hitchcock Zoom and Slit Scan Photography Combined Make for a Psychedelic Effect

French photographer Micaël Reynaud first made it onto the blog in May of 2012 when he created a trippy-but-cool example of what the dolly zoom (also …

NASA Photos Give Us a Behind the Scenes Look at the Apollo 11 Training Exercises

Yes, it’s April Fools’ Day, but this photo and those below aren’t fakes. These are the real deal. Not <i>that</i> kind of real deal, though. These are …