Everybody seems to hate the working title of the new James Bond film - so will they keep it?

23Feb2019

James Bond fans are shaken, stirred and really quite cranky about the working title of the next instalment in the long-running spy series. James Bond fans are in uproar over the provisional title for the 25th movie in the series:...

Meg Ryan: The single moment that ended her career

22Feb2019

Nineties rom-com star and leading lady Meg Ryan has addressed the role that single-handedly ended her career. Meg Ryan was one of the greatest leading ladies of the '90s.Quirky and beautiful and beguilingly funny, Ryan was the...

Chris Hemsworth to play wrestling legend Hulk Hogan in biopic

21Feb2019

Chris Hemsworth is best known as Thor but he's set to play Hulk in his next acting gig.No, he's not swapping his hammer to play Bruce Banner. Hemsworth is set to play wrestling legend Hulk Hogan.Streaming platform Netflix...

Movie review: Vox Lux

20Feb2019

Natalie Portman throws herself completely into her role as a pop star in this odd character study that seems to have something to say about celebrity and tragedy, it's just not entirely clear what.In the early 2000s, American teenager...

Movie review: Escape Room

20Feb2019

Many of us have experienced the tension of being locked in a confined space with only an hour to escape. No, I'm not referring to Auckland's traffic, but rather the current fad of escape rooms that seem to be everywhere at the moment....

John Wayne's notorious 1971 Playboy interview goes viral on Twitter

20Feb2019

John Wayne is never going to be confused for a progressive by anyone familiar with his life and career.The actor was famous as one of Hollywood's staunchest conservatives: a onetime member of the reactionary anti-Communist John...

Movie review: Stan and Ollie

20Feb2019

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy starred in more than 100 comedies together in the early half of the 20th century, and their creative relationship is examined in the charming biopic Stan and Ollie.Steve Coogan takes on the role of Laurel...

Here's the problem with Bohemian Rhapsody (and every musical biopic ever made)

20Feb2019

COMMENT: By Chris Richards If you truly love Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody is a Jenga tower of a biopic - doomed from the start, anxious fun after that, with everything toppling to bits in the final scene.Some who dislike this movie...

Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly on becoming Laurel and Hardy in new bio-pic Stan and Ollie

20Feb2019

As a kid, growing up in Lancashire, Steve Coogan daydreamed about being a comic genius, just like his childhood hero, Stan Laurel, a fellow Lancastrian born and bred just around the corner from Coogan. It's no wonder then that he...

Ian McKellen reveals his 'greatest regret'

19Feb2019

Sir Ian McKellen says it is the "greatest regret" of his life that he didn't tell his parents he is gay.The 'Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring' star didn't come out as gay until he was 48-years-old and he woefully regrets...

How a puppy rescued from a trash pit became a movie star

19Feb2019

We've all heard the cliched stories of an actor's struggles before a career breakthrough: living hand to mouth, waiting tables, temping, couch surfing and generally scraping by before landing that major role.The star of A Dog's...

Women make history at Berlin Film Festival

18Feb2019

The voice of the female film-maker was louder than ever at this year's Berlin Film Festival, with seven out of the 16 films in the competition section helmed by women, and female directors from all corners of the globe featured prominently...

Why Oscar picks could be black and white

17Feb2019

More than 50 years have passed since the Oscar categories honoring color and black-and-white cinematography merged - and in that time, 1993's "Schindler's List" has been the only film of the latter style to win. But monochrome's unlucky...

Meghan Markle's racy party film to be re-released

16Feb2019

A racy film in which Meghan Markle plays a club-hopping party girl, is set to hit screens again soon after being picked up by Artist Rights Distribution for North America. Paul Sapiano's 2011 film 'The Boys and Girls Guide to Getting...

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