2 new stills from Thor: The Dark World

2 new images have just been released for upcoming Marvel sequel, Thor: The Dark World. The stills show Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman on what appears to be Asgard, Thor’s home planet. It’s great to see Natalie Portman reprising her role as Thor’s love interest after a brief hiatus in The Avengers. Thor: The Dark … Continue reading

Film Adaptations – Atonement

Following my reviews of Pride & Prejudice and One Day I think I’ve saved the best for last in my short series of film adaptation reviews, this week I’m looking at Atonement. The bestselling novel by Ian McEwan begins in the summer of 1935. The first half of the book follows the lives of three characters … Continue reading

Ant Man test footage leaked

Early test footage of upcoming Marvel film Ant Man has been unofficially leaked. The clip, likely to be part of an upcoming teaser trailer, was leaked via Youtube user robbertannen last month. It’s been circulating the web ever since, with many media outlets reporting on the leak today. Marvel’s Ant Man has recently entered pre-production and is expected to release in … Continue reading

Man of Steel Trailer #3 launches

After General Zod warning us of impending doom yesterday, it was nice to see that we got a cool new trailer instead. The 3rd trailer is the longest of the bunch and shows off a lot of key aspects and features of what we can expect when the movie comes to UK cinemas on 14th … Continue reading

Man of Steel – General Zod’s message to Earth

Man of Steel’s arch nemesis, General Zod has today given humanity 24 hours to turn in Superman. It’s unknown as to what the General will do if we don’t succumb to his demands. Expect more information tomorrow.

Film Adaptations – One Day

In the second of my film adaptation reviews, I’m looking at David Nicholls romantic novel One Day. Find my first review of Pride & Prejudice here. The novel was published in 2009, just two years before the adaptation was released. The book was received well and was awarded Popular Fiction Book of the Year at the Galaxy National Book Awards. One Day was … 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 – You talkin’ to me?

You talkin’ to me? It’s a phrase so famous that you’ll still recognize it without knowing what film famously entered this into the pop-culture lexicon. Of course, there will be a lot of you that recognise it as Robert De Niro’s moment of genius in Scorsese’s, 1976, Taxi drvier. Armed with a retractable gun on … Continue reading

Soundtrack Sunday – Skyfall

With the Oscars ceremony mere hours away, we take a look at the soundtrack for one of 2012’s hottest films, Skyfall. Up for both best original score and best original song (for Adele’s single of the same name), Skyfall and its soundtrack blew audiences away when it released in cinemas on October 29, 2012. The soundtrack was … Continue reading