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Elvis & Nixon – Competition

Elvis & Nixon – Competition

The distributors Entertainment One have been good enough to offer our UK readers (sorry foreign visitors) some goodies to coincide with the upcoming release of Elvis & Nixon, as the name would suggest, the rather surprising true story of how The King met a President. M&Ms fan Elvis Presley w...

HFPA suspends Russian member Nellee Holmes over extortion

HFPA suspends Russian member Nellee Holmes over extortion

The organisation behind the Golden Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, has suspended a member for bullying a journalist applying to join the organisation. Nellee Holmes, who covers the film industry for Russian media organisations, is understood to have admitted harassing a Ukrainian ri...

Is Cinema dying?

Is Cinema dying?

Since its release 3 weeks ago, Furious 7, has been breaking one record after another at the box office, scoring the second-biggest worldwide opening of all time ($397.2 million) behind only Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, and recently has become the fastest to reach the $1 billion at t...

‘EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON’: PHILOMENA’S 50 YEAR SEARCH FOR SON STOLEN BY NUNS

‘EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON’: PHILOMENA’S 50 YEAR SEARCH FOR SON STOLEN BY NUNS

While I was in London I had a fascinating talk with Dame Judi Dench and an Irish lady named Philomena Lee whom the actress portrays in the movie Philomena. Photographers gathered as the two elderly ladies sat together on a couch at the May Fair Hotel, sipping coffee, chatting, laughing and occasiona...

NO GLOSS FILM FESTIVAL

NO GLOSS FILM FESTIVAL

Leeds’ first ever DIY film festival, No Gloss Film Festival, celebrates low to no budget films from independent film-makers, both local and international. The festival promotes and encourages do-it-yourself cinema as a platform for independent cinema to be known to a wider audience. No Gloss was f...

PENELOPE CRUZ LOSES HER COOL AND TALKS ABOUT HER FEARS

PENELOPE CRUZ LOSES HER COOL AND TALKS ABOUT HER FEARS

Penelope Cruz is usually totally calm and cool during interviews, answering questions about her movies and career but diverting anything personal, rarely giving any insight into her inner feelings. But surprisingly she opened up in an interview in London’s Dorchester Hotel, confessing: “...

THE KING OF THE B MOVIES IS NOW THE SUBJECT OF A FILM HIMSELF

THE KING OF THE B MOVIES IS NOW THE SUBJECT OF A FILM HIMSELF

Recently I spent a wonderfully entertaining hour with one of the cleverest and certainly the most prolific filmmakers Hollywood has ever seen.  For years its been said that Roger Corman could negotiate the production of a film on a pay phone, shoot the film in the phone box and finance it with the ...

My week in FILM

My week in FILM

As an aspiring filmmaker, I have started at Leeds Metropolitan University and am currently on my first year of a BA (Hons) degree in Film Making. I have moved here from all the way down south in West Sussex and I must say the change from working life in a small town to the big city at University is ...

NEW ‘MURDER’ ALLEGATION BOOSTS DIANA MOVIE

NEW ‘MURDER’ ALLEGATION BOOSTS DIANA MOVIE

They will never admit it but the financiers and producers responsible for Diana, the movie about the last two years of the Princess of Wales’ life, must be delighted at the news that detectives are investigating fresh information about the August 1997 deaths of the Princess and Dodi Fayed. ...

TORONTO: RACE ACE NIKI LAUDA TELLS OF FRIENDSHIP AND RIVALRY WITH JAMES HUNT

TORONTO: RACE ACE NIKI LAUDA TELLS OF FRIENDSHIP AND RIVALRY WITH JAMES HUNT

Yes, Brad Pitt was here, yes I had a long chat with Benedict Cumberbatch (whose female fan following rivals Brad’s), Kate Winslet, Sandra Bullock etc. etc……Toronto is swarming with celebrities drawn by the film festival and the opportunities to be interviewed and get themselves and...

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