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Harry Potter spin-off scheduled for November 2016

<b>Warner has announced a release date for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them , the forthcoming Harry Potter spin-off based on the book by J.K.</b> …

Bad Neighbours tops the UK box office chart with the second-biggest opening of the year

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 9th Sunday 11th May 2014…<p>After three weeks atop the chart, Sony’s superhero sequel <b>The</b> …

Studio Ghibli Season - Pom Poko

<b>As part of the BFI’s Studio Ghibli Season, Simon Columb reviews Pom Poko…</b><p><i>“Testicles play an important role in tanuki mythology” writes Colin Odell</i> …

Movie Review - Lucky Bastard (2014)

<b>Lucky Bastard</b>, 2014.<p>Directed by Robert Nathan.<br>Starring Don McManus, Jay Paulson, Betsy Rue, Chris Wylde and Catherine Annette.<p><b>SYNOPSIS:</b><p>When the adult …

Chomping at the Bit: 7 Pre-Movie Must Reads for 2014

There are a handful of upcoming films that have us fidgeting in our seats, re-watching trailers or poring over development news on a near-daily …

Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Pays Homage to Stefan Zweig

In the lead-up to the release of Wes Anderson's new film "The Grand Budapest Hotel" Friday, March 7, a chorus of curious chatter has arisen around …

Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham: Godfather Part IV?

Sunday night marks the finale of this season's "Girls," and it's unclear how much more Hannah (played by show creator Lena Dunham) will implode …

The Fault in Our Stars Team to Reunite for John Green's Paper Towns

News broke yesterday that the minds behind the highly-anticipated adaptation of John Green's bestseller <i>The Fault in Our Stars</i> are planning to re-team …

Streep Will, Streep Will, Rock You in New Diablo Cody Movie

<i>Editor's Note: Meryl Streep joins new Diablo Cody movie, Anne Hathaway keeps mum on her future as Catwoman, and more in our daily roundup.</i><p>Diablo …

Has Bollywood Finally Embraced Feminism In Filmmaking?

Hollywood’s relationship with strong female lead characters and the exploration of feminist themes in general has been hit and miss. <b>Cat Balou</b> of …

Nymphomaniac Vols 1 & 2, already available to stream

'Unwisely split into two parts for its theatrical outing, Von Trier's film is actually better enjoyed in the comfort of your own home'<p>A minor Twitter storm broke out last month after specialist distributor Peccadillo announced that the Cineworld chain would be pulling all scheduled screenings of …

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★★★☆☆<p>As <b>Don Jon’s (2013)</b> opening credits present a series of images highlighting the objectification of woman in the media, juxtaposed with a thudding …

Concept art for Jurassic World

With <b>Jurassic World</b> gearing up to go into production, some official concept art from Nathan Schroeder (<b>Star Trek</b>, <b>The Avengers</b>) has arrived online, …

Watch the first trailer for Dark - Netflix's new foreign language Original series you don't want to miss

If you're suffering from serious Stranger Things withdrawal, Netflix is working on getting you a patch in the form of its first German Original TV …

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★★★★☆<p>Disney’s animated juggernaut <b>Frozen (2013)</b> comes to DVD and Blu-ray with a weighty reputation already in place. Critically lauded, a runaway …

Do you read reviews before deciding whether to watch a film?

Open thread: A new report has indicated that eight out of 10 moviegoers in the US refer to film critics before deciding whether to part with their cash. Does that sound like you?<p>According to a report on US movie-going habits by research firm Nielsen, 80% of film viewers will consult critics' …

What does the future hold for online streaming websites?

When online streaming first took off, the various powers that be in the world of film, music and TV foretold a dark and gloomy future. With everyone …

The Grand Budapest Hotel tops the UK box office chart

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd March 2014….<p>In its third week of release, Wes Anderson’s star-studded …

Line-up announced for Sundance London 2014

The full program for <i>Sundance London 2014</i> has been announced and there are some good International premieres for our viewing pleasure including <b>The</b> …

Turning The Page: Dispatch from Disneyland by John Frost

<b>Trevor Hogg learns about the societal impact of Disneyland with author John Frost as his tour guide…</b><p>Known for running The Disney Blog, John Frost has …

Eye Piece, A Short Video Featuring a Disturbingly Realistic Eyeball Made Using Computer Graphics

Australian artist and animator Chris Jones has created “Eye Piece”, a short video featuring a mindbogglingly realistic eyeball with surrounding …

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Gigantic Drawing Features Tiny Details of a Fantastic World

Artist and self-described storyteller Samuel Gomez has crafted an epic drawing titled <i>Deadpan Comedy</i>. This enormous work is six feet long and five feet tall, and composed of graphite and ink on paper. The drawing is actually the third panel of a triptych, but this particular work is powerful enough …

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Dallas Buyers Club and 6 More Reasons Matthew McConaughey Has Our Attention

Matthew McConaughey once embodied the laid-back good-old-guy: living in an Airstream on the beach, playing bongos naked, and choosing light action …

Sexplosion: 12 Sex-Steeped Films That Defined and Defied Libidos

<i>Editor’s Note: Robert Hofler survived forty years as an entertainment journalist, having worked as an editor at</i> Life<i>,</i> Us<i>,</i> Variety<i>, and several other</i> …

UK Arts Workers Underpaid, but Satisfied

An organization called ArtsHub has conducted an arts jobs survey in the UK, and the results make clear just how difficult and unsustainable it is to …

Philip Seymour Hoffman obituary

Actor and director who could imbue the many wretches, prigs and braggarts he played with a wrenching humanity<p>Philip Seymour Hoffman, who has died aged 46 of a suspected drugs overdose, had three names and 3,000 ways of expressing anxiety. He was a prolific and old-fashioned character actor, which …

Philip Seymour Hoffman Had One Major 'Hunger Games' Scene Left to Shoot – /Film

On Monday morning, we reported <b>Philip Seymour Hoffman</b> had shot enough of his <i>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay</i> role before his passing that the release …

‘God Help the Girl’ Hits the High Notes While ‘Song One’ Falls Flat

'God Help the Girl' Hits the High Notes While 'Song One' Falls Flat<p>Following an Oscar win for a performance that consisted largely of singing a …