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Excitement builds for “live action” Beauty and the Beast

Anticipation among Disney fans will no doubt be growing as publicity for the re-make of the much loved and timeless classic Beauty and the Beast picks up momentum. The upcoming film features live actors – Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast. What is captured in the preview appears to resemble the enchanting 1991 Disney version that continues to ...

6 important facts about the new Han Solo Alden Ehrenreich

A couple of months ago, we finally found out who is to portray the young Han Solo in a coming stand-alone movie which is yet to be titled. The plot will follow Solo’s life before the 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope. Alden Ehrenreich will follow in the footsteps of the great Harrison Ford and has a audacious task in ...

The Essence of Cosmopolitanism :: The Timeless Principles Behind Worldly Sophistication

When was the last time you felt like you were a cultured participant in the larger world? Has it been awhile since you felt edgy and sophisticated? Or maybe even just intellectually stimulated? As humans we stumble back and forth between exploration and safety, and more often than not it is simply easier to remain within our safety zones, especially ...

Justice League: We’re Really, Really Sorry

It would be unfair to describe Batman v Superman as a failure. Any film that grosses over $800 million is ridiculously successful, but within the context of today’s superhero movie fever, Zack Snyder’s second entry into the DC Cinematic Universe was underwhelming. Warner Bros would have been keen to breach the $1 billion mark and make a statement of intent upon Marvel’s vice-like grip on the genre but poor reviews and bad word of mouth saw ticket sales dramatically drop from opening weekend, severely affecting box office revenue.

And in response to the unsatisfactory reaction to Batman v Superman, Warner Bros have unleashed a tidal wave of brand new information and changes that we can expect from their upcoming Justice League movies, most notably that it is now a singular, self titled flick, doing away with plans for a two-part ordeal. Warner Bros have also revealed the plot behind The Justice League’s debut on the silver screen, as well as moving up the release date and letting us know the exact amount of individual pieces that make up Flash’s costume. It’

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More Boredom Than Wonder – ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ Review

No doubt that watching Tim Burton’s ‘Alice In Wonderland’ in 3D is an awesome experience, but that doesn’t guarantee a successful sequel. For this time, they wanted to keep it all. And it was so important that nothing is missing: characters, colours, visuals, points of view…they’re all in this new sequel ‘Alice Though The Looking Glass’. However, this effort in maintaining everything has ...

Innocent or Guilty: An unanswerable question in “My Cousin Rachel”

For those who enjoy the gothic literary style, murder mysteries or historical fiction, “My Cousin Rachel” by Daphne Du Maurier is an intriguing read. It is a book that proficiently combines these three genres. The objective of gothic literature is to evoke a sense of something chilling just beneath the surface – a palpable feeling of unease that the reader ...

Tony Awards 2016 – Winners & Best Dressed

The 70th annual Tony Awards took place Sunday night at The Beacon Theatre in New York. The Tony Awards take place on an annual basis honouring the hard work and dedication of those who have worked on Broadway. This years diverse ceremony was held at the Beacon Theatre in New York after previously being held at Radio City Music Hall ...

Suicide Squad: Another DC Gamble?

So it’s been a busy year regarding superhero movies, we’ve had the likes of Deadpool which absolutely smashed the box-office becoming the highest grossing R-rated movie of all time, then there was Captain America: Civil War which was also a huge success and made the previous two Avenger movies look like minnows compared to this stellar production. Next to have ...

The Nice Guys Review

The buddy comedy has struggled to implement itself on a 21st Century audience, with only a few standouts that can rival the likes of Lethal Weapon, Blues Brothers and Planes, Trains and Automobiles. For Shane Black, director of The Nice Guys, crafting buddy comedies has become something of a niche talent, first bringing us the iconic Riggs and Murtaugh in ...

Rogue One Set For Summer Reshoots

First and foremost, it is important to remember not to panic. Reshoots are commonplace for big blockbuster films, with studios using their huge budgets to fix obvious plot issues, insert more action or just generally fix any problems that have been identified by studio executives in early cuts. Unlike independently funded projects, big blockbuster films aren’t just the sole vision ...

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