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…

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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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Christina Applegate

By on August 21, 2015

Christina Applegate is not just a face you remember, she is an established and well loved actress with a career spanning a variety of roles, usually comedic.
On general release in UK cinemas this week is Vacation, (2015). This is the latest sequel in the Nation Lampoon’s ‘Vacation’ saga. Whilst…

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John Cleese

By on August 14, 2015

Jonathan Theobald Archie Ringwald Cleese … bet you didn’t know those were his middle names did you? That’s because they’re not. He only has one middle name – it’s ‘Marwood’; but at least we got your attention!
A veteran of silver and small screen, with over 60 films to his name…

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Kate Mara

By on August 7, 2015

Kate Mara – a name you’d recognise? Perhaps not yet – but we think you soon will. Kate is the sister of Rooni Mara, (Girl With The Dragon Tattoos), but she has slowly, reasonably quietly made a name for herself as an actor with considerable skill at playing characters…

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Tom Cruise

By on July 31, 2015

Tom Cruise.

Arguably one of, if not *the* biggest movie star alive today. He’s turned his hand to pretty much every genre of film. He’s also had a successful career as a producer and had a hand in various soundtracks of movies he’s been in. He’s been nominated for Academy…

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John Ratzenberger

By on July 24, 2015

John Ratzenberger may not be a name you recognise, but you’ll definitely know the face. For many years, (1982 to 1995 in fact!), John played Cliff Clavin, the know-it-all mailman in the brilliant TV sit-com Cheers; but more recently perhaps it’s not his face that you’ll recognise … but his…

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