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Hollywood is seeking God

Hollywood is seeking God

The success of The Bible TV show is prompting Hollywood to reassess its relationship with God and to recognize his power in the box office and TV rating....

5 Magician Movies to marvel at

5 Magician Movies to marvel at

With The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Oz The Great and Powerful out at the same time, movie magicians are having a bit of a moment. Maybe it’s their over-the-top style and impenetrable air of mystery that make them so alluring, or maybe it’s the duplicity of their characters — confident...

UK Screen competition to win Parker goodies

UK Screen competition to win Parker goodies

To coincide with the release of the new unlikely-buddy-thriller Parker, this Friday, UK Screen and Entertainment One UK are pleased to be able to offer UK readers goodies, including T-shirts, Parker pens and copies of the book the film is based on. Jason Statham stars as Parker, a burglar-for-hire,...

Oscar shows that animators are animated

Oscar shows that animators are animated

The Academy might have been staging  its 85th Awards this year, but it’s only the twelfth time that it’s handed out an Oscar for the Best Animated Feature. Pixar has dominated the category, with films including Finding Nemo, WALL-E, Up and Toy Story 3 having walked off with the Oscar. ...

And next year’s winners are ….

And next year’s winners are ….

Now that Argo has won the award for best picture it would seem that the Oscar campaigns are finally over for another year. But not a bit of it. Already buzz is beginning to circulate around possible contenders for next year’s honours. And this time the ubiquitous Tom Hanks, missing from this y...

Oscar asks whether docs can change the world

Oscar asks whether docs can change the world

“The purpose of documentaries is to remind people that the world is a horrible place,” joked Oscar winner Michael Moore as he introduced the makers of the films nominated for the Best Documentary Short Subject at a panel discussion at the Academy’s headquarters. Inocente follows a ...

Academy celebrates short film nominees

Academy celebrates short film nominees

With just a few days to go until Oscars night, Hollywood is abuzz with talk about whether Argo will steal the Best Picture award from Lincoln, Les Mis or Life of Pi, and whether that might be more of a sympathy vote for Ben Affleck, who missed out on a directing nomination. But while most of the at...

On the red carpet at the Golden Globes

Experience Golden Globes week in LA with UKscreen

Wednesday 9th January 2013: Arrived in LA in time to have dinner at a quaint Santa Monica Italian restaurant, Bruno’s, with UKscreen’s owner and LA correspondent, Sam Asi, one of the eighty five members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organisation that votes for and hands...

UKscreen’s Best and Worst of 2012

UKscreen’s Best and Worst of 2012

UKscreen's best of 2012 included Argo, Headhunters, The Hunt and Amour while literally bringing up the rear are One for the Money and A Few Best Men....

Rise of the Guardians won’t leave a holiday film legacy

Rise of the Guardians won’t leave a holiday film legacy

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa,or the Oaxacan Night of the Radishes, it can be agreed that Christmas in film has become a genre all its own. The Christmas scenario is rife with storytelling gold: the spirit of community, the snow-white settings, the impending December 25th deadli...

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