5 Novels that could inspire the next Batman adventure

Christopher Nolan has not only revolutionised Batman but comic book filming. How many films have brought us worthy sequels and then followed with good second sequels? Answer: not many. But, we all know this, numerous publications and blogs have all gone out of their way to praise Nolan’s efforts. The real question is: who will … Continue reading

What’s the deal with video game movies?

From the sofa to the big screen, something is lost along the way. Since the introduction of home entertainment in the 80s the idea of your favourite video game stories and characters being present in film had always been intriguing. This was the case, however until we actually saw these film adaptations a few years later. Case in … Continue reading

Film adaptations – Pride and Prejudice

Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet embrace in a still from the end of the 2005 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice

Book adaptations make up a large proportion of the films released each year. Many of these are brilliant stand alone films, some are wonderful adaptations of the novels but some inevitably don’t capture the true magic of those original words on the page. Sitting next to me on my shelf I have three DVDs with … Continue reading

Retrospective – Ezekiel 25:17

Without even being a fan of Tarantino you’ve more than likely heard of the Ezekiel 25:17 speech. It’s hard to think of a more iconic cinema moment; it’s Tarantino and moviemaking at their finest. Pulp Fiction was deemed an instant classic, even labelled a masterpiece, when released in 1994. There were hundreds of quotable lines, but there … Continue reading

Retrospective – coulda been a contender

When reminiscing over classic movie moments it’s hard to think of many before Marlon Brando’s name pops up somewhere. And this retrospective list is no exception. Enter Marlon Brando’s Terry Malloy, from the 1954 classic On the Waterfront. “You don’t understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead … Continue reading

A look back at the Oscars

Oscars Winners, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway and Christoph Waltz.

In case you missed anything last Sunday at the Oscars, here are the highlights from the 85th Academy Awards. Make sure you check out our full list of nominations and winners , our liveblog of the red carpet and event and our twitter feed. The Awards There were a huge 25 winners including two to joint winners, … Continue reading