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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...

The Inbetweeners 2 laughs its way to the top spot

The Inbetweeners 2 laughs its way to the top spot

An explosive entry to the top spot for the sequel to The Inbetweeners, which conquered the top spot with an incredible £12,538,114, which means the comedy the biggest opening weekend of the year so far. The Inbetweeners 2 made £2.75m on its opening day, 6 August, a record for a live-action comedy ...

Robin Williams dead from suspected suicide

Robin Williams dead from suspected suicide

The comedian and actor Robin Williams has been found dead at his home in California. He was 63. Marin County police said the coroner believes his death to be a suicide by asphyxiation. Williams had had problems with drugs and alcohol and had recently checked into a rehabilitation centre to try to re...

Gaza row leaves Jewish Film Festival homeless

Gaza row leaves Jewish Film Festival homeless

The Tricycle Cinema in Kilburn has defended its decision not to show 26 planned screenings as part of the UK Jewish Film Festival in November, as long as the event is partly sponsored by the cultural department of the Israeli embassy in London. The cinema insists that it would love to be able to scr...

Guardians of the Galaxy jets into the top spot in the UK

Guardians of the Galaxy jets into the top spot in the UK

Superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy has dethroned Dawn of the Plant of the Apes’ two week reign at the top spot by bringing in £6,363,110 on its opening weekend. This makes the film one of Marvel’s biggest ever original openings, beating Iron Man (£5.6m), Thor (£5.46m), Captain America...

Apes hold the top spot from Hercules in the UK

Apes hold the top spot from Hercules in the UK

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes maintained the top spot last week, beating out Hercules, with another £3,752,511 bringing its gross in the UK to £16,969,650 on just its second week in release. The film is the second of the latest Planet of the Apes franchise, following the growing and genetically e...

BFI explains diversity requirements for film funding

BFI explains diversity requirements for film funding

BFI bosses have been meeting film producers in London today, to explain its new “Three Ticks” policy that aims to ensure diversity in the British film business. Under the scheme, producers won’t be able to receive funding from Britain’s biggest public film fund unless they me...

Apes steal the top spot in the UK, while Pudsey bombs

Apes steal the top spot in the UK, while Pudsey bombs

When summer hits and all the kids are on holiday there is only so much to do, which is why usually parents will think of new ways to get the kids out of the house and there is always a trip to the cinema along the way. Hollywood knows that this is a key time to bring out rom-coms and action thriller...

Cumberbatch and Knightley to open London Film Festival with Turing biopic

Cumberbatch and Knightley to open London Film Festival with Turing biopic

The BFI has picked The Imitation Game, about the life of the wartime code-breaker Alan Turing, top open the 58th London Film Festival in October. The film’s stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley are expected to attend its European premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square, alongside the ...

Transformers crashes into the UK top spot

Transformers crashes into the UK top spot

Transformers: Age of Extinction smashes the top spot with £11,751,427, which makes it the biggest opening of 2014 in the UK, although it had the advantage of a nine day opening after debuting on a Saturday and not being eligible for last week’s chart. The film is the fourth instalment of the fran...

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