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  • The Rise of the Franchise, A Grumpy Green Ogre and Yellow Budgie-Smugglers: 2001 in Retrospect

    Is it really two decades since Lord of the Rings, Shrek and Harry Potter hit the big screen?

    This week our resident film guru, Lee Adams, looks back at the cinematic year that was 2001.

    Enjoy!

  • Latest Release Dates For The 2021 Blockbusters

    The next step of England's roadmap out of lockdown is scheduled for 17th May and with it the long-awaited reopening of England and Scotland's cinemas. In a mark that there is industry-wide confidence that cinema-goers may return, a raft of studios have also announced dates for major film releases.

    Here are the latest dates and where available, the trailers too!

  • 10 Weird And Wonderful Films That Will Get You Hooked On Czech Cinema

    If your lock-downs have been like ours, you have binged watched everything that Netflix has to offer and have wrung the dregs out of your Prime Video subscription. Perhaps it is time for something new?

    This week, our resident 'British film critic abroad' Lee Adams takes us on a journey through his favourite Czech film oddities.

    Check them out! (I know, awful pun.)

  • Is The Mist Beginning To Clear?

    As I write, it is a year to the day since the start of the first U.K. lockdown. It feels an under-statement to say that a lot has changed. 

    Observing today's minute silence in memory of the victims was humbling, but as the UK passes the 50% vaccination point for all adults, there are also signs for optimism, for a better future.

  • Avatar Reclaims Its Crown

    In 2010 Avatar blitzed the previous record to become the highest grossing film of all time. In 2019, Avengers: Endgame inched past and has held the title for the past two years.

    On Saturday, Avatar's box office total reached $2.802M. Enough for it to reclaim its crown as the highest grossing film of all time.

    Since records began, only eleven films have held the title. How many can you name?

  • A Celebration of Dancing In The Movies!

    We claim absolutely no credit for this wonderful short film. We just came across it and had to share it.

    The brain-child of Brazilian film-editor Diego Carrera, it is an astonishing celebration of dancing throughout movie history, cleverly and beautifully put together.

    Turn the sound up on your PC, tablet or phone and lose yourself for five and a half minutes...

  • Adam McDaniel on Richard Amsel - An Incredible Journey...

    2020 was an interesting year for author, film-maker, screen-writer and artist Adam McDaniel. The fires that ravaged Southern California threatened to engulf his home, he left his job of nearly twelve years with Warner Brothers and his wedding cruise was twice cancelled due to the COVID epidemic.

    That would have got a lot of us down but, not McDaniel. He has set out to finish a journey that began, unbeknown to him, a few decades before...

  • Tarantino's Favourite Films

    A few days ago we added an original Italian movie poser for Sergio Leone's seminal 1966 Western "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" to our collection of original movie posters.

    Photographing the poster reminded me of a list I had seen a few years ago of Quentin Tarantino's favourite films.

    Guess which one was at the top?
  • The Films We Are Looking Forward To In 2021

    Although the UK is entering another lock-down, there is a chink of light at the end of the (long) tunnel in the form of vaccine roll-outs. So, with our optimistic hat on, here are trailers for the films we are looking forward to seeing later in 2021.

    Stay safe and our very best wishes for the New Year.

  • What To Watch Over Christmas...

    Even with the welcome news of vaccine roll-outs, many of us are living under tiered restrictions, with many cinemas across the country remaining closed.

    For those able and willing to go to a cinema, the big release is Patty Jenkin’s and Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman 1984”.

    For those of us remaining at home, streaming is the best way to get some well-needed movie escapism. What are we watching?

  • Breaking News - The Return of Willow Ufgood...

    How many of us remember the adventures of brave Nelwyn dwarf, Willow Ufgood?

    George Lucas and Ron Howard's 1988 fantasy adventure "Willow" introduced us to a magical world where biblical stories intertwined with western mythology to lead an unlikely hero on a difficult and dangerous quest.

    Disney had some exciting Willow related news to share recently...

  • 2020 Film Releases - The Latest News...

    Back in May we updated on the corona impacted release dates for the 2020 blockbusters. A lot has happened since then and it has taken its toll on UK cinemas and movie theatres world-wide.

    Here are the latest published release dates for films originally due for release in 2020...