DVD Review: The World’s End

The final instalment to Edgar Wright‘s Cornetto trilogy, The World’s End has been one of the most highly anticipated comedies of this year. Focusing on five childhood friends – Gary King (Simon Pegg), Andy (Nick Frost), Oliver (Martin Freeman), Steven (Paddy Considine), and Peter (Eddie Marsan) – the film is centred on their reunion when they attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier. Hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again, Gary drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub – The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realise the real struggle is for the future, not just for theirs, but for humankind’s, as they unwittingly become humankind’s only hope for survival.

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Film Review: Snow White And The Huntsman

(Published in Issue 11 of my publication In Retrospect)


Directed by Rupert Sanders, Snow White And The Huntsman is the latest in a series of childhood fairytale re-imaginings. Based on the classic Brothers Grimm tale Snow White and The Seven Dwarves, the film follows the story of a Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) who is ordered to find and kill the princess of the realm, Snow White (Kristen Stewart), who has run into the haunted woods after escaping being locked up by the Evil Queen (Charlize Theron), a sorceress whose dark magic has immersed the kingdom into complete despair. The Huntsman, however, finds himself becoming Snow White’s protector, as they meet seven dwarves on their quest through the forest and begin to conspire a plan to defeat the Evil Queen for good.

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Snow White And The International Poster

(Written for Lost In The Multiplex)

A new international poster for Rupert SandersSnow White And The Huntsman has been released this week.

Adding itself to the top of the already highly piled-up collection of promotional releases, it’s likely that you’ve already been impressed from the number of trailers and new images for this film recently, so you’ve probably made up your mind on this epic and dark twist on the classic fairytale. The new poster, however, is pretty decent and will only further flourish your expectations.

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Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg Get Their Pen and Paper Out To Start Writing ‘The World’s End’

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Tweeting earlier this month, Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg are finally “hard at work” on their latest project, The World’s End, the third and final film in their Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy.

The Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy, which reference to the Cornetto ice cream flavors featured in all of the films, is a series of films directed by Wright, written by Wright and Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost.

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Brits At The Box Office: Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tilda Swinton & More!

(Weekly feature written for BritScene)

The Christmas season is over, and 2012 is now well in play. Some films did well over this period, with many that we mentioned in our last post remaining at the top of the Box Office, with many that we mentioned in our last post remaining at the top of the Box Office. This weekend there are a couple of great films being released too, including action thriller Contraband and coming-of-age drama Albatross, as well as a few others that are expanding their release to more theaters. Carry on reading to find out what British movies and actors you can see on the big screen over the next seven days, as well as where you will be able to see them.

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Like Zombie Films? What About ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ Lego?

(Written for BritScene)

Have you ever thought that your typical set of Lego wasn’t quite as exciting as you hoped it could be? Or even tried to imagine some way that it would still be considered okay to play with after coming home from a grown-ups day of work? Well, Flickr user Yatkuu has done just that, with his unique re-imagining of what Shaun of the Dead might look like if it was made from Lego.

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Brits At The Box Office: Jamie Bell, Simon Pegg, Daniel Craig & More!

(Weekly feature written for BritScene)

This week we’re doing a Christmas round-up of films, so you know what will be on in theatres up until New Years Day. There’s three new releases to be looking forward to – The Adventures of Tintin, War Horse and The Iron Lady – and there’s also a few of last week’s films still doing well, with Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows placing itself at the top of the box office.

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Plans for ‘Tintin 2’ Already In Motion

(Written for BritScene)

Even though The Adventures of Tintin is still yet to be released in the US, the film’s sequel is already underway with British screenwriter Anthony Horowitz already at work on the script.

The Tintin films, based on a series of comic books created by Belgian artist Hergé, were always pitched and planned as a trilogy that would begin under Steven Spielberg’s direction and continue with Peter Jackson taking the directorial reins.

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‘Attack The Block’ Sequel, TV Spin-Off and an American Remake

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Writer and director Joe Cornish (The Adventures of Tintin) has confirmed this week that several options for his British science-fiction/action film, Attack The Block, are now on the table, including a sequel, a television series and an American remake.

Attack The Block was released in the UK in May 2011 and was Cornish’s directorial debut. The film stars Nick Frost (The Adventures of Tintin), Jodie Whittaker (One Day), Luke Treadaway (Killing Bono), and many new faces including John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Leeon Jones, Paige Meade, and Simon Howard. The film centered on a street gang living on council estate in South London who were faced with having to defend themselves from an alien invasion.

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New Clips And Behind The Scenes Footage for Tintin

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Excited for the new Tintin movie? Well, we’re about to make your day…

DreamWorks Pictures has released five clips from The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn this week, and three behind-the-scenes featurettes have also appeared online which take us inside the amazing motion-capture process of Steven Spielberg’s 3D family adventure.

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The Adventure Begins With a New Trailer for Tintin

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The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn is the first instalment in a planned trilogy of computer-animated motion-capture adaptations of George Remi’s series of comic strips. When Tintin and his friends discover directions to a sunken ship they set off on their first adventure, a treasure hunt.

MSN have released an exclusive second trailer for the film this week, only a day after releasing the trailer for another of Spielberg’s film, War Horse.

The script is based on three of the Tintin stories – The Crab with the Golden Claws, The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham’s Treasure, with screenplay written by Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim), Joe Cornish (Attack The Block), and Steven Moffat (TV’s Sherlock & Doctor Who).

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