Amy Adams. Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP


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Amy Adams

By on March 18, 2016

Amy Adams was born in Italy, to American parents and raised in a Mormon family. As a child she loved singing in choirs and dancing, but a muscle injury temporarily kept her from dancing and so she ended up auditioning for a part in DROP DEAD GORGEOUS in 1999.

Adams moved…

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Ryan Reynolds

By on February 17, 2016

Ryan Reynolds is a Canadian-born actor with a full list of film credits to his name; film credits that always seem to make sense on paper but when they’ve often hit the big screen, something has gone a bit wrong in the translation from page to screen.

So is he…


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Alan Rickman

By on January 14, 2016

Alan Rickman amassed a very impressive list of credits, in nearly 70 films, so it was a very difficult task to choose just three to feature in our Film Journey for him.

As well as his film credits, he was also a very accomplished stage actor; winning a Tony Award…

David Bowie in TWIN PEAKS FIRE WALK WITH ME (1992). Photo: Moviestore Collection/REX


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David Bowie

By on January 13, 2016

David Bowie was such a huge creative talent, with a career spanning such a long period of time that it just didn’t feel right to ignore his recent passing. He put his energy into so many different art forms, from books to art to music to film; and so…

Arthur Christmas (2011). Sony Pictures / Aardman Animation.


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Festive Films 2 (2015)

By on January 13, 2016

It is that time of year again; the kids have broken up for Christmas, the tree is up and decorated, the egg is nogged, the tide is yuled and the ‘ols’ are ‘caro’d’! So it’s time for a pick of festive films to watch. We did this last year…

Tom Hanks Promo Still (Poto: Matt Sayles/AP/dapd)


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Tom Hanks

By on November 20, 2015

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California. His father had English and German ancestry, while his mother’s family was entirely Portuguese. Tom grew up in what he has called a “fractured” family. He moved around a lot after his parents’ divorce, living with a succession of step-families. In…

Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens, 2-sheet poster artwork.


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Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens

By on October 21, 2015

Three trailers for the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens (or to give it its full title lest we incur the wrath of the fans), STAR WARS EPISODE VII THE FORCE AWAKENS, have now been released. With each new trailer came a positively deafening chorus of approval from…

James Bond, 007


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James Bond

By on October 16, 2015

Each of our Film Journeys is a distilled exploration of the career of someone in movies. Sometimes it’s a director, occasionally a composer but this time, we’re going to do something a little different. We’re only days away from the release of SPECTRE, the 24th film in the James…

Tom Hardy stars as Reggie Kray in LEGEND (2015)


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Tom Hardy

By on September 18, 2015

Tom Hardy is a British actor with a long and varied career; working with the likes of Christopher Nolan, Gary Oldman, George Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch. He’s currently starring in the UK’s number 1 movie … twice!
On general release in UK cinemas at the time of writing, is LEGEND…

PROMETHEUS (2012) versus ALIEN (1979)


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Prometheus was a better sci-fi film than Alien

By on August 28, 2015

During the run-up to its release, PROMETHEUS garnered huge interest and support from sci-fi fans, Ridley Scott fans, fans of the Alien franchise and fans of Michael Fassbender!

In order to understand why PROMETHEUS was such a big deal for many people, we need a mini history lesson:

In 1979, Ridley Scott directed…

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