UK Cinemas Disappointed That Mulan Will Release on Disney+ Instead

It's been a bad old year for the cinema industry, and the news that Disney's new live-action remake of Mulan will go to the Disney+ streaming platform instead of theatres really hasn't helped. Read More >>

Showcase Cinemas Now Has its Own Streaming Service

We really didn't need any more streaming sites, but the news that Showcase Cinemas has started its own one has nonetheless given us a little bit of nostalgic glee. Read More >>

Boris Johnson’s Coronavirus Tumult Gets the TV Dramatisation Treatment

Another clown car crash is about to emerge from the Westminster big top, as news has emerged that no less a filmmaker than Michael Winterbottom is preparing to direct a TV drama about our prime minister's calamitous and self-infected handling of the coronavirus crisis. Read More >>

Netflix is Getting a Chicken Run Sequel

While it's somewhat depressing to hear that the Aardman Animations classic Chicken Run turns TWENTY YEARS OLD this month, the pill is very much sweetened with the news that a sequel is coming. Read More >>

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The Empire Strikes Back Into UK Cinemas, and in 4K This Time

Star Wars has a long history of coming back to cinemas, and it looks like that particular chapter in the franchise's history is going to get that bit longer. All because Vue is bringing back The Empire Strikes Back, and for the first time you'll be able to watch it in 4K on a screen bigger than your house. Read More >>

Universal Angers Cinema Chains by Suggesting It’ll Release Films on Demand After the Pandemic

AMC Theaters, owners of Odeon here in the UK, and Cineworld, have made it clear that they won't be showing any Universal movies at their cinemas following comments from the company about its plans for film releases post-pandemic. Read More >>

Coronavirus Lockdown: The Best Post-Apocalyptic Media to Keep Yourself Occupied

Welp, looks like we're all going to be spending a lot of time indoors over the next few months. Coronavirus has well and truly set in, but luckily we have more media at our disposal than during any previous plague. Which means there'll be plenty to keep us occupied, and we won't even have to go out to the library or Blockbuster to get it. Read More >>

Bond Theme Forces Old Men to Have Opinion on Billie Eilish

Some teen pop singer, who we aware of on the same extremely vague and peripheral level as we are the effect of gravity, is about to become super mainstream even with the dads, as 18-year-old Billie Eilish has released her take on the global songwriting challenge that is the James Bond film theme tune. 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 >>

There’s Another Amityville Movie in the Works

Forget Freddy and Jason. There’s one horror villain that’s inspired more sequels and spinoffs than any other, and it’s not a masked killer – it’s a goddamn house. Read More >>

Finally, a Climate Change Documentary That Will Get You Excited to Fix It

Whether the audience is policy wonks, nature lovers, or environmental activists, documentaries on climate change still feel like a niche thing in 2019. Which is what makes Ice on Fire, the climate documentary co-produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, so refreshing. This isn’t a film for die-hard vegans or E&E News subscribers – it’s a film for nerds in the broadest sense. And while Ice on Fire does struggle with diversity in its on-screen representation (more on that shortly), its can-do, curiosity-driven framing feels like it’ll cast a wider net than most climate flicks before it. Read More >>

Ridley Scott Still Happy to be “Bread Advert Man”

Hovis is continuing to trade on the back of some old TV advert it had made around 46 years ago, and will be introducing a whole new generation of ITV viewers to the simple delights of classic ad "boy on a bike" this evening. Read More >>

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A New Sci-Fi Short Film Explores the Scarier Side of Mind Reading

Having the ability to read minds might sound tempting, but everything comes with a price. Strip, a new sci-fi short film from Maxwell Addae, explores what could happen if learning how to read minds meant uncovering something terrible in your past... or someone else entirely. Read More >>

OnePlus is Giving an Aspiring Mobile Filmmaker £7,500

It seems OnePlus is in competition mode at the moment. Not long after announcing a big contest to fund 5G app ideas, it's unveiled a new scheme for wannabe mobile filmmakers to get their big break. Read More >>