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Gilbert Taylor obituary

Cinematographer on the first Star Wars film who worked with the Boulting Brothers, Hitchcock and Polanski<p>The British cinematographer Gilbert Taylor, who has died aged 99, was best known for his camerawork on the first Star Wars movie (1977). Though its special effects and set designs somewhat stole …

The Fantastic Four and X-Men to meet on screen

Twentieth Century Fox plans to cross over characters from both Marvel comics sagas in future movies<p>• More on The Fantastic Four • More on the most recent X-Men movie, The Wolverine<p>Twentieth Century Fox's superhero guru Mark Millar has confirmed that the X-Men will meet the Fantastic Four in future …

Vivien Leigh correspondence archived at V&A

Victoria and Albert Museum acquires diaries, scripts and photographs of British Oscar-winning actor<p>Although the world may remember her as the ravishing beauty who was once married to Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles knew the real worth of Vivien Leigh. When in 1951 she won the Oscar for her …

Rocky: The Undisputed Collection Blu-ray Review

<b>Bonus Features - Disc 7</b><p><b>Three Rounds with Legendary Trainer Lou Duva</b> (SD, 4 min) - Famous boxing trainer Lou Duva dispenses wisdom on boxing and …

Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy Blu-ray Review

Editor's Notes<p>Portions of this review also appear in our coverage of 'Jurassic Park - 3D.'<p>The Movie Itself: Our Reviewer's Take<p><b>Jurassic Park</b><p>Along …

Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition Blu-ray Review

Editor's Notes<p>We have previously reviewed the 2008 Blu-ray release of 'Predator.'<p>Portions of this review also appear in our coverage of Predator - …

Orson Welles's first professional film discovered in an Italian warehouse

Too Much Johnson – which was intended for inclusion in a theatre show – forms an 'intellectual bridge' between the director's theatrical and cinematic careers, says its restorer<p>It's hugely exciting discovery – and a bizarre, unexpected one too. An early Orson Welles film, previously thought lost, …

Stop the voyeuristic reporting of sad alcoholics, writes Gabriel Byrne

Gabriel Byrne, actor friend of the late Oliver Reed, has written a perceptive review in the Irish Times of the authorised biography* of one of the movie world's leading hell-raisers.<p>Byrne, who revealed some of his bizarre personal experiences of working with Reed, argues that the book fails to …

Mark Kermode's DVD round-up

Good Vibrations; Trance; Blancanieves<p>There's a special kind of magic involved in the creation of a really great pop movie, something that manages to capture both the electrifying thrill the music and the tangible air of the period. Like Steve Rash's <i>The Buddy Holly Story</i>, which still stands up to …

Logan's Run Movie Review & Film Summary (1976)

"Logan's Run" is a vast, silly extravaganza that delivers a certain amount of fun, once it stops taking itself seriously. That happens about an hour …

Second trailer for Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills

Open Road Films has released a brand new theatrical trailer for director Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming grindhouse sequel <b>Machete Kills</b>, which sees …

New trailer and TV spots for Riddick

We just saw a new trailer for <b>Riddick</b> a couple of weeks ago to coincide with the San Diego Comic-Con International [watch it here], but with just over …

Samuel L. Jackson signs up for The Secret Service

With Tom Cruise (<b>Edge of Tomorrow</b>) and Leonardo DiCaprio (<b>Django Unchained</b>) both passing on the role, director Matthew Vaughn (<b>X-Men: First Class</b>) …

Heaven's Gate – review

Michael Cimino's three-and-a-half-hour western, now fully restored, puts the grandeur in folie de grandeur<p>This restored rerelease of Michael Cimino's spectacular western epic puts the grandeur into folie de grandeur. Brought back to its full three-and-a-half-hour-plus running time, it is colossally …

Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection Blu-ray Review

The Movie Itself: Our Reviewer's Take<p>One aspect Universal Studios is best remembered and remains highly regarded for is their collection of monster …

Joss Whedon explains his choice of villain for Avengers: Age of Ultron

Since taking to the stage at Comic-Con to reveal that the follow-up to last year’s mega-blockbuster <b>The Avengers</b> is going by the name of <b>Avengers: Age</b> …

Hollywood studios owed millions by China

In a row over tax with Chinese film distributors, US studios including Warner Bros, Sony and Paramount remain unpaid<p>Hollywood studios have not been paid by the organisation which represents Chinese cinema distributors for a number of months, a period during which blockbusters such as Skyfall, Man …

Clip joint: evil millionaires

Super rich and super bad – here's five of cinema's most conniving wealthy folk. Who else belongs on the list?<p>In these times of austerity, the rich have never been less popular, but the world of film has thrown up countless examples of millionaires that make Fred Goodwin and Conrad Black seem like …

Jon M. Chu talks Masters of the Universe and G.I. Joe 3

Having rejuvenated the <b>G.I. Joe</b> franchise earlier this year with the sequel <b>G.I. Joe: Retaliation</b>, director Jon M. Chu is currently prepping the third …

Eddie Murphy signs on for Beverly Hills Cop 4

The recent <b>Beverly Hills Cop</b> TV pilot may have failed to make it to series, but that doesn’t mean we’ve seen the last of Axel Foley, with Deadline …