Odeon Prepares Luxury Dine-In Cinema for London

Odeon is about to further normalise the abysmal modern trend that is the eating of food in the cinema, with the launch of a "Luxe & Dine" variant in London; a multiplex offering posh seats and a full menu of restaurant-style dishes that go way beyond the putting of cheese on Doritos, to create the ideal combined evening destination when there's a new super-hero film out and you've found a person to go with. Read More >>

Selfridges Finds Room for Three-Screen Cinema

London shopping destination for the super and nouveau rich Selfridges is opening a cinema in its Oxford Street premises this November, offering three screens' worth of fun for its well-heeled customers to enjoy. Read More >>

The National Lottery Celebrates 25 Years by Giving Away Free Cinema Tickets for This Weekend

"What's the link between the lottery and cinema?", is something I know you've not asked and don't care about. Let me tell you. The National Lottery funds the British Film Institute (BFI). The end. Read More >>

THX’s New Deep Note Trailer Brings Back All the Cinema Feels

Do you remember how disappointed you were, years ago, when you got to the cinema only to find out the THX showing of the movie you came to see was sold out? THX-approved cinemas are few and far between now, but they’re still out there, and will soon be playing a new version of the brand’s iconic Deep Note trailer which you can preview on YouTube. Read More >>

Manchester and Birmingham are Also Getting Those Fancy Dolby Cinema Screens

In the age of affordable home cinema systems and simple methods of piracy, how do you get people out of their living rooms and into the cinema? You could argue that making films worth watching is the way to go, but cinemas have always been fond of a good gimmick. Whether it's IMAX, 3D, 4D, or cutting the price of tickets to basically nothing, all the big chains are trying new things to park bums in chairs - while hoping to flog a few buckets of popcorn in the process. Read More >>

Keanu Reeves Keeps Up the Intense Pace in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Parabellum means “prepare for war” – and war is what you get in the third installment of the John Wick franchise. This action-packed, balls-to-the-wall pistol opera doesn’t give the audience a moment to breathe. Read More >>

Avengers: Endgame Made Nearly £1 Billion Globally During Its Opening Weekend, Breaking a Tonne of Box Office Records

Woah. Proving that the Avengers: Endgame fervor is indeed real and indeed massive, the box office numbers for the film are out, and it has been an opening weekend for the record books and then some. Read More >>

Hellboy’s Blood-Soaked Horns Are Too Dull to Leave Much of an Impression

In the months leading up to Hellboy’s release, much noise was made about how much comic creator Mike Mignola (who co-wrote the film with Andrew Cosby) didn’t want the movie to be an origin story that retread ground Guillermo del Toro staked out in his Hellboy movies. But that seems to have been almost all but lip service because unfortunately, that’s basically what the new Hellboy is. Read More >>

Cinema Shows Horror Trailers Before Peppa Pig

Hooray! It's the time of year when a cinema plays entirely the wrong trailers before a child's film! This year, the randomly-chosen cinema was the Empire Cinema in Ipswich, which accidentally played out trailers for psychological horror Ma and apparently grown up superhero film Brightburn before scheduled feature... Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun. Read More >>

Cineworld’s 4DX isn’t for Everyone, But it Can Make a Film More Like a Rollercoaster

These days it seems as though cinemas will do anything to try and get you through the front door and into a seat to watch a film. Most of them are financial incentives, with things like two-for-one ticket offers, unlimited access subscriptions, or making all their tickets as cheap as humanly possible. Presumably the logic is that once you're there you're more likely to spend money on the overpriced snacks and drinks. Cineworld's 4DX takes things in a different direction, though, and I got to check it out while watching DC's latest release, Shazam!. Read More >>

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The Deep Space Nine Anniversary Documentary is Hitting Cinemas for One Day Only

That’s the good news. The great news? It’s happening a whole lot sooner than you’d expect. Well, in the US at least. Read More >>

New Godzilla: King of the Monsters Footage Invites Us to Bask in the Beauty of Kaiju Calamity

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and the end times have never looked so good. Read More >>

Dumbo is a No Go

Well, at least the elephant is cute.

Is it OK That Film Trailers Deliberately Mislead Us?

I’ll begin with a confession that will shake you to your very foundations: I didn’t think much of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. There, I said it. It’s not that I didn’t want to like it. I’m a fan of the franchise and I’m a fan of Jeff Goldblum’s character, Dr Ian Malcolm, in particular. So when I watched the trailer and I heard him utter the iconic line “Life… finds a way”, I knew I’d watch the film. Read More >>

Leeds is Getting a Dolby Cinema of its Own

As usual, the first one went to London, but lovely Leeds is next in line for the futuristic Dolby Cinema. Read More >>