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The Boxtrolls stomps to the top spot in the UK

The Boxtrolls stomps to the top spot in the UK

Stop-motion 3D animation The Boxtrolls has topped the UK box office with takings of £2,000,597 on its opening weekend, making it the only release to make seven figures. The film is based on the novel Here Be Monsters! by Alan Snow and features the voices of an array of actors including Game of Thro...

LFF opener Imitation Game wins over Toronto audiences

LFF opener Imitation Game wins over Toronto audiences

Benedict Cumberbatch’s starring role as the mathematician Alan Turing, who broke the Nazi Enigma code during the Second World War but then led a tragic post-war life tainted by the illegality of his homosexuality, has won the People’s Choice award at the Toronto International Film Festiv...

Sex Tape goes viral on the UK top spot

Sex Tape goes viral on the UK top spot

Swinging straight into the top spot is American comedy Sex Tape which took £1,431,058 on its opening weekend in the UK, comfortably stopping sci-fi thriller Lucy holding on to the top spot for a third week. Starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel the film follows a married couple, who wake up to disc...

Venice Golden Lion goes to a Pigeon

Venice Golden Lion goes to a Pigeon

A surreal Swedish film, comprising sketches that explore the human condition, has won the top prize at the prestigious Venice Film Festival. The Golden Lion went to A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, by Roy Andersson, which offered rare comic moments in a festival which featured many ...

Why does Toronto International Film Festival matter?

Why does Toronto International Film Festival matter?

Last week, Venice Film Festival rocked the film industry with the opening of Alejandro Gonzales Iñárritu’s “Birdman,” which has become an instant favourite to dominate next year’s Oscars. Other movies such as Reese Witherspoon’s starrer “Wild” and Alan Turin’s biopi...

Lucy continues to reign in the UK

Lucy continues to reign in the UK

Continuing to lead the UK charts is action sci-fi film Lucy, marking out Scarlett Johansson as a bankable lead, as the film took a respectable £1,972,039 on its second weekend. Johansson plays a woman whose brain becomes extremely powerful after taking a strange new substance while acting as a drug...

Lucy takes 100% of the top spot in the UK

Lucy takes 100% of the top spot in the UK

  Debuting at the top of the UK charts is action sci-fi Lucy with an impressive £,3,076,997 under its belt on its opening weekend. It marks director Luc Besson’s best-ever UK opening. Ending The Inbetweeners 2’s run at the top of the box office after two weeks, Lucy has also topped the wor...

Breaking Bad and Modern Family dominate the Primetime Emmys

Breaking Bad and Modern Family dominate the Primetime Emmys

For the fourth time, the outgoing incumbent Breaking Bad took the trophy for outstanding drama series at the 2014 Primetime Emmys, while Modern Family claimed its fifth Emmy in a row for best comedy series. The two veteran shows have also repeated their triumphs in other important categories.  Brea...

Inbeweeners warn off Expendables competition at the UK top spot

Inbeweeners warn off Expendables competition at the UK top spot

Continuing to dominate the UK charts is comedy The Inbetweeners 2, ahead of the latest Expendables sequel, with £4,309,832. It’s a little early to say what The Inbetweeners 2’s future trajectory will be, however it should benefit from arriving a week earlier in the year than its predece...

Brad Pitt war film Fury to close London Film Festival

Brad Pitt war film Fury to close London Film Festival

Returning to the Second World War for the first time since Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, Brad Pitt will close the London Film Festival with Fury, in which he stars as a sergeant, leading a tank crew behind enemy lines in April 1945. Fury is directed by David Ayer, whose End of Watc...

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