Movies

What happened to Don Shirley and Tony Lip after 'Green Book'? Nick Vallelonga talks us through their friendship

Anyone who has seen Green Book will be eager to know more about Tony Lip (Viggo Mortenson) and Dr. Don Shirley(Mahersala Ali)'s friendship.  I recently had the chance to speak to Nick Vallelonga, who was perfectly placed to talk us through their friendship. Not only because he co-wrote...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 6:54pm

How true is ‘Green Book’? Nick Vallelonga talks us through his arduous efforts to tell his father’s incredible story

Green Book’s extraordinary true story of Italian American bouncer Tony Lip driving African American pianist Dr Don Shirley across segregated America in the early 1960s almost feels too inherent cinematic to be true.  Funny and heartfelt, as well as powerful and relevant, audiences are...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 6:27pm

Will there be a Daddy's Home 3? Here's what Mark Wahlberg says

After teaming up for box office hits Daddy's Home and Daddy's Home 2, Mark Wahlberg and director Sean Anders hope to make it a three-peat of cinema successes with their latest comedy Instant Family, which debuts in theaters this weekend. The duo has clearly become fond of each other after...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 2:08pm

‘Detective Pikachu’ is a ‘fun, mystery romp’ with ‘a lot of heart’

The first trailer for Detective Pikachu caused quite a stir when it was released earlier this week. So much so that it even rivaled the first look at Toy Story 4 for attention.  That’s because, as Pikachu, Ryan Reynolds looks like he has injected a wit and humor into the film that means...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 8:41pm

Sean Anders talks 'Instant Family' and working with Mark Wahlberg

The process of adopting children can sometimes be long, frustrating and filled with tears. But there's also a lot of love and laughter. Sean Anders wanted to showcase all aspects of foster-care adoption in an authentic way with his new film "Instant Family." The comedy is a...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 9:13am

Steve McQueen talks going mainstream and vows to never, ever dumb down

The power and intelligence of Steve McQueen reverberates throughout all of his films.  Not only does he have the confidence and audacity to take on striking subject matters like hunger strikes (“Hunger”), sex addiction (“Shame”) and slavery (“12 Years A Slave...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 11:04pm

Ezra Miller believes ‘the first actual golden age of cinema’ is finally about to begin

Those in charge at Warner Bros are clearly quite fond of Ezra Miller. Not only does he have a prominent role in the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise as Creedence Barebone, which he reprises in “The Crimes Of Grindelwald,” but as The Flash he is regarded as the best thing about...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 10:11pm

These are the 15 essential documentaries of 2018

The relentless pace of our world is often overwhelming. With a new crisis hitting the headlines every week — and usually more often than that — it can be impossible to pay attention to what matters. That’s where the best documentaries of 2018 come in. Instead of the constant din...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 7:13pm

Austin Powers 4 may be coming sooner than we thought

For years, there have been rumors of an Austin Powers 4. There's even an IMDb page dedicated to the film. The last time we saw the British spy with bad teeth and nemesis Dr. Evil it was 2002, and the world was a very different place. The iPhone didn't exist. Mark Zuckerberg hadn't...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 8:51am

Is ‘The Clovehitch Killer’ based on real events? Here’s what its director told us

The Clovehitch Killer’s director Duncan Skiles has admitted that his serial killer thriller is based on real events and an actual serial killer.  But rather than going into minute details about the process of turning this individual’s horrific events into a movie, Skiles instead...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 3:00am

Ansel Elgort talks 'Jonathan,' blockbusters vs indies and feeling integral rather than just another piece of the puzzle

Jonathan was a complicated movie for Ansel Elgort. Not only does he play twin brothers Jonathan and Jon, but they’re complete opposites who live separate lives inside the same body.  Basically, one goes out in the day and then the other goes out at night. Then, at the end of their...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 2:57am

How is the 'Downton Abbey' movie different to the TV series? Allen Leech opens up about its ‘epic’ story

Allen Leech has opened up about the Downtown Abbey movie, insisting Julian Fellowes has written an epic script for the television series’ move to the big-screen. “That is why it has taken 3 years to get it right,” Leech explained to me over the phone when I recently talked to him...

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 5:20pm

Is ‘Outlaw King’ based on real events? Director David Mackenzie talks conflating history and picking the perfect period to cover

The story of Robert The Bruce launching a guerrilla war against the English army in the early 14th-century is as epic and complicated as they come.  However, sometimes epic and complicated doesn’t make for the most riveting of movies.  So when director David Mackenzie set out to...

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 4:54pm

Why David Mackenzie made huge changes to ‘Outlaw King' after it premiered: ‘I didn’t like it’

David Mackenzie has opened up about the changes he made to Outlaw King after it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival back in September, admitting that he didn’t like the version that was screened and insisting that it was a work in progress. Since then Mackenzie has taken over 20 minutes...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 7:13pm

Will there be a sequel to ‘The Girl In The Spider’s Web’? Director Fede Alvarez talks us through it

Fede Alvarez has revealed what it would take for him to direct a follow-up to The Girl In The Spider’s Web, while also explaining exactly why sequels are so important, calling them the modern equivalent of a camp fire stories.  Regarding his interest in overseeing a potential “The...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 6:20pm

Scott Mosier talks us through his journey from Kevin Smith to ‘The Grinch’

Since The Grinch marks Scott Mosier’s feature film debut as a director, you would expect most moviegoers to have never seen his name before. But, fans of independent cinema, and in particular “Clerks” and “Chasing Amy” writer and director Kevin Smith, will almost...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 5:49pm

Do you need to have seen ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ to see ‘The Girl In The Spider’s Web’? Here’s what its director told us

Fede Alvarez insists that you don’t need to have seen David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, or the 2009 Swedish trilogy led by Noomi Rapace, to enjoy The Girl In The Spider’s Web. However, he admitted that those familiar with the four previous adaptations of Stieg...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 5:41pm

What’s happening with 'Girls Trip 2'? Producers Will Packer and James Lopez are in no rush

Girls Trip producers Will Packer and James Lopez have provided an update on the long touted sequel for the beloved 2017 smash-hit comedy. Both insisted that they’re in no rush to make the sequel and will wait until the script, which is still in its very early stages, is just right. If it...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 5:30pm

Why did 'The Grinch' steal Christmas? Benedict Cumberbatch and co-director Scott Mosier talk us through their unique approach to that iconic question

As the third screen adaptation of the seminal 1957 children’s book How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, Illumination’s The Grinch had to be a little bit different. But “The Grinch’s” co-director Scott Mosier recently admitted to me that while he sought to make the film...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 9:32pm

How the Me Too movement and the Russian hacking scandal changed 'The Girl In The Spider’s Web'

The Girl In The Spider’s Web is a bitingly modern movie, as its protagonists use hacking, computers and technology in a detailed, authentic, and some might say even cold fashion to aid their efforts.   Fede Alvarez’s soft-reboot of the franchise, which sees Claire Foy taking on...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 4:26pm