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A Star is Born Isn’t Showing At Vue Cinemas Due to Ongoing “Discussions”

I don't know about you, but if a mainstream film gets released, I expect to be able to see it at whichever cinema chain takes my fancy. And usually, that is very much the case. Providing the film isn't a more obscure title getting a limited release, whether your local cinema is a Cineworld, Vue or Odeon, that latest Hollywood release will undoubtedly be scheduled to show at some point. Apparently that isn't the case for A Star is Born, a film released last week starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. For reasons that remain pretty unclear, it currently isn't being shown in Vue cinemas. Read More >>

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First Man Gives Humankind’s Greatest Adventure a Personal Touch

For a movie about going to the moon, First Man sure is grounded. That’s a good thing though, mostly, as the film provides a layered and at times painful look at what that legendary trip cost not just America but also astronaut Neil Armstrong. However, First Man is not a hugely patriotic roller coaster like Apollo 13. Director Damien Chazelle has taken one of humankind’s greatest adventures and turned it into an intimate character portrait. It’s engaging and emotional, but just the slightest bit underwhelming. Read More >>

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Unrestored 2001: A Space Odyssey Heads to IMAX in November

A new and yet also old version of Kubrick's dazzling 2001 is set to show on the London Science Museum's IMAX cinema screen this November, with the event proudly using a new version of the film made from the original 70mm negatives and therefore free from any modern restoration or digital retouching. Read More >>

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“First Man” Would Work Better If It Told The Story From Buzz Aldrin’s Perspective

It seems surprising that until now no one has really tried to make a film about Neil Armstrong. The first man on the Moon will be rightly remembered by history as a hero. The problem is, as First Man demonstrates, being a hero doesn’t necessarily make you interesting. Read More >>

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All the Cosmic Clues and Mysteries We Saw in the New Dark Phoenix Trailer

The first Dark Phoenix trailer is here, and short and cryptic though it may be, it’s still chock-full of intriguing hints about what’s in store for the X-Men and their most formidable foe yet. Read More >>

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Councils Overrule BBFC to Show Sweary Northern Drama to Kids

Modern movie drama A Northern Soul -- which follows the hard life of Hull warehouse worker and hip-hop fan Steve -- has benefited from a campaign to downgrade its BBFC rating, with several local councils deciding that some swearing and the odd f-bomb is no reason to give the worthy film about the realities of present day life in the city a 15 rating. Read More >>

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Reading the Star Wars: Episode IX Script Has Made Domhnall Gleeson Paranoid

One would think that reading the script for a new Star Wars movie would be a thrilling privilege. But it might be more terrifying than exciting. Read More >>

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How The Shining’s Camera Creates Constant Unease

The Shining is a brilliant film, and it’s a scary film, and those two things are for the same reason. Read More >>

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Marvel Messed Up The Box Art of The New Avengers Blu-Ray Box Set

On Monday, a Blu-ray box set of the three Avengers films releases. Featuring The AvengersAvengers: Age of Ultron and Avengers: Infinity War, it's a nice little box set. However, an eagle-eyed Reddit user has spotted something a little awry with its box design: it's wrong. It's all very wrong. Read More >>

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Ed Sheeran Lands Part in New Danny Boyle Film

Ed Sheeran is about to make a proper move into ack-ting after his one-off cameo in Game of Thrones, with the popular* singer taking on a larger role in a future production by short-lived Bond director and honorary 2012 Olympian Danny Boyle. Read More >>

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Peter Jackson Jazzes up WWI in 3D and Colour to Traumatise the Kids

Peter Jackson's about to release a film about the Great War, but it won't feature 10,000 CG soldiers rampaging across a CG France. It'll star the actual soldiers of the first world war, with archive footage restored, colourised and thrust through a 3D filter in order to give today's generation a small sense of what it was like to almost certainly get slaughtered in a wet trench 100 years ago. Read More >>

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Derby Cathedral’s Pagan Horror Film Night Didn’t Go Down Very Well

The current holders of the god-worship franchise at Derby Cathedral realised that people would rather stay at home in their houses watching films than go somewhere cold and uncomfortable to sing songs they don't know the words or tune of -- so they put on a film night. That'll get them in, they thought, and we can metaphorically crucify them by overcharging for snacks. And it did get them in, with punters enjoying a baffling night of 70s action in the form of pagan horror The Wicker Man and grim psychic thriller Don't Look Now. In Derby Cathedral. Read More >>

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The Meg Is Dumb, But It Knows It’s Dumb, and That’s Why It’s Great

Though they are complete tonal opposites, The Meg feels like an unlikely and very unconventional love letter to Steven Spielberg’s Jaws. It’s as if the film’s writers sat down to watch that 1975 masterpiece and just kept asking “What if?” What if the shark really ate people off the beach? What if the heroes could fight the shark underwater? What if they actually did get a bigger boat? Read More >>

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We Talk Star Wars, Sci-Fi and Supervillains With Katee Sackhoff

The Battlestar Galactica cast hold a special place in the hearts of all sci-fi fans, and perhaps none more so than Katee Sackhoff. Her Starbuck had the sort of impact that actors can only dream of, and whenever she returns to sci-fi it’s a big deal. Her six-season tenure on Longmire is over, and she’s immediately followed it up with sci-fi film 2036 Origin Unknown and a Netflix space series, Another Life, which is currently in pre-production. Read More >>