As cinemas slowly reopen to the public across the UK, many of us have been reminiscing about the last time we went to watch a film on the big screen. For me, that was at the beginning of March, just a week or so before Boris Johnson announced that all non-essential businesses needed to shut their doors for the foreseeable future.
For one family though, going to the cinema was a nightly occurrence. Curt Turner, his wife, and his two children have had the enjoyment of their very own, fully-realised cinema right in their back garden. Named Screen24, I spoke to Curt about the process of building a fully-functioning cinema where the admission was free and every seat was the best seat in the house. Here’s what he had to say. Continue reading →
Instagram is a way of life nowadays. Launched in October 2010 by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, it soon became gobbled up by what is now one of the biggest businesses on the planet: Facebook.
Since launching our own Instagram in 2017, we’ve come to realise just how much of an important tool it is for bloggers looking to build their reach and expand through a visual medium. And while cinemas are still closed across the majority of the world, we thought we’d create a list of our favourite movie-related Instagram accounts to follow during these uncertain times.
These accounts have been picked due to the quality of their content, the frequency of posting and just the general community vibe that they give out on Instagram. Shall we dive in? Continue reading →
Foreword by Adam Brannon: We are all adapting to some serious changes post-COVID-19 and as the world tries to get back on its feet, it’s been refreshing to see people trying new, exciting and different things.
Whether it’s deciding to cycle, rather than get on public transport or create your own podcast, the number of individuals relishing trying new activities has been perhaps one of the only positives of this troubling pandemic. Over on Instagram, new accounts are popping up left, right and centre, but one that really caught my eye was tot_for_tot_remakes.
Alex and his daughter Matilda live in the US, and have taken the Insta world by storm by recreating classic scenes from movies with a little photoshop knowhow and little else. The results have been astounding. In this interview, I ask Alex about the thought process behind the account and the public reaction. Continue reading →
The article contains affiliate links. I watched Bumblebee for the first time the other day, and it got me thinking about the Transformers film series as a whole. You see, when Michael Bay released the first movie in the franchise way back in 2007, pretty much everyone thought it was great – despite those who took issue with the robot redesigns.
Subsequent films received little in the way of critical acclaim with some reviewers going so far as saying that each sequel was the worst film release of its respective year. Then Bumblebee came along and while not performing anywhere near as well financially, managed to right the wrongs of the franchise. Continue reading →
If you’ve been following current affairs recently, you’ll be well aware of the turmoil unfolding before our eyes. The coronavirus pandemic is one that has instilled fear into the minds of people across the globe, with over 1.5million cases and 90,000 deaths worldwide.
For us film fans, now more than ever can we rely on the medium to transport us away from the sadness going on outside, and take us to fantasy worlds with some of our favourite characters. With over half of the world’s population is under lockdown (an unprecedented statistic in the modern day in itself), now is the time to dust off those old VHS tapes, DVDs and blu-rays and watch as many films as possible. Continue reading →