It has been reported that Harry Potter actress Emma Watson is being considered to play the lead role in the film adaptation of EL James’ erotic novel Fifty Shades Of Grey.
Amidst the madness of 2012's big offerings that come in the form of The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit and The Avengers, another ‘The’ has been eagerly anticipated - even if the lead up to its release has been significantly quieter.
No stranger to playing characters who are happy to get their hands dirty, Jeremy Renner looks keen to play WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in DreamWorks’ take on the scandal.
With war epic The Flowers of War, acclaimed Chinese director Zhang Yimou has produced the most expensive film in the history of his country. He has also imported British Hollywood superstar Christian Bale for the lead, adding an immediate point of interest in an attempt to gain a larger western audience than might otherwise be hoped for. Yimou’s ambitions are big, but the results mixed, as The Flowers of War struggles to find a balance between grim, historical drama and redemptive character piece.
Impressions of Dennis Waterman, cosplay orcs, and Orlando Bloom being sassy… it must be the latest Hobbit production video!
In a move which could be considered treason against Tim Burton, Johnny Depp has signed on for a role in Wes Anderson’s next film, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
No information yet on Depp’s character or the film’s plot, but assumptions can be made that he won’t be wearing a wild wig or wearing stripes. In other news, pigs have evolved into airborne creatures.
Coming just before the British New Wave of the late 1950s and early 1960s, J. Lee Thompson’s Woman in a Dressing Gown is the heart-wrenching drama not of an ‘angry young man’, but a sad, trapped middle-aged woman.
It's always tricky reviewing the final part of a trilogy. While there's no guarantee Christopher Nolan intended for there to be a "Dark Knight Trilogy" in the first place when he directed Batman Begins, the critical and commercial success of that film and The Dark Knight ensured its creation pretty easily. But as this is knowingly the last chapter, it's a dilemma on to whether to judge the film as a standalone piece or on the whole with the other two parts, as it's really integral that they be viewed before seeing The Dark Knight Rises.
Every year there are three or four new films that have me literally counting down the days until their release. The King’s Speech was one of those films. From the trailers I knew it was going to be brilliant and I could barely contain my excitement when I sat down in the cinema. I first saw it at The Little Theatre Cinema in Bath, a cinema that opened in the year that the film is set and that has barely changed since. It was one of the most enjoyable cinema experiences I can remember, and the film will always firmly be on my favourites list.
From now til the end of movie history, whenever a boxing movie is made, produced, seen, written, heard of, even suggested: naturally it's impossible to avoid comparison with the culturally ingrained Rocky franchise, with Sylvester Stallone in the lead - the archetypal kid-dun-good working class hero.