An amusing PSA has been playing in theatres whereby Anthony Hopkins, in character as Hitchcock, delivers a speech to instruct moviegoers to turn their cell-phones off during movies!
The first trailer has just been released over at Apple for Iron Man 3 and it looks set to deliver the darkest film in the series yet. It appears the events from The Avengers have affected Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) deeply and he's struggling with some serious demons.
Mohsin Hamid’s 2007 novella, a chilling monologue, has been opened out into a suspense-filled feature film by director Mira Nair. Unlike many adaptations, arguably it improves on the original. Its opening sequence, the kidnapping of an American university professor in Lahore, intercut with an upper-class Pakistani society party, fuelled by traditional musicians whose swelling Qawwali music soars as the tension rises, sets the scene for the story of one of the guests there, Changez (Riz Ahmed).
With a remake scheduled for release next year, how nice to see the original 1986 Short Circuit coming out on Blu-ray with a host of extras. For those who didn't catch it the first time round, it concerns Number 5, an experimental military robot sparked into self-awareness by a bolt of lightning. Wandering off base and desperately in need of "input", he/it encounters kind-hearted screwball Stephanie (Ally Sheedy), who has a habit of taking in strays. Mistaking the robot for an alien, she sets about giving him the low-down on planet Earth in characteristically muddled fashion.
As we fast approach the time of year when all sorts of ghouls and beasties start wandering the streets, begging for various forms of sugar, Retro is taking a look back at a film that takes its name from this most spooky of holidays, Halloween...
Chernobyl Diaries, or Dumb Americans Tour Europe (ft. Zombies), starts off as a home movie of a holiday. Waving in front of the Eiffel Tower! Waving in front of the Tower of London! Waving in front of the Danube! So obviously the next place they would want to tick off waving in front of is… the Chernobyl nuclear power plant! And, in keeping with all movies of other people’s holidays, it’s really boring.
Disney's Wreck-It Ralph is the story of an arcade game character, who fed up with his two dimensional role of baddie, sets out to cross the whole gaming universe in search of a richer life.
Cue geeky animators letting rip creating different worlds, from sci-fi battle zones to sugary, pink, little girl races.
With Tom Hiddleston and his villainous alter-ego emerging as huge fan-favourites after Thor and Avengers Assemble and Loki still has his issues, it was inevitable that he would appear in the sequel, Thor: The Dark World.
Paramount have revealed, just a few days after the opening of Paranormal Activity 4 in cinemas, that a fifth instalment in the series is set for a halloween release next year.
What qualifies a man to be Ned Land?