Nothing sets the tone better for a movie than a bit of historical revisionism. The Aeronauts, starring Eddie Redmayne, follows the real-life exploits of James Glaisher as he embarks on a perilous adventure in the name of scientific advancement. Where the film departs from reality is in Glaisher’s co-pilot, actual companion Henry Coxwell is replaced by fictional hot air balloon pilot, Amelia Wren (played by Felicity Jones).
Armed with this knowledge before entering the cinema, I went in fully aware that I was in for more melodrama than meteorology. Continue reading →
Aardman Animation and Nick Park have brought us some of the best stock motion animation over the years, from the likes of Chicken Run, The Pirates! In an Adventures with Scientists and of course the Wallace and Gromit franchise.
They have brought together great British comedy that is relevant to both children and adults alike, and their films could even rival the likes of Pixar.
Now in cinemas is their latest project Early Man, a prehistoric story that looks at the early ancestors of our favourite Aardman characters. Continue reading →
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them review: by Adam Brannon
UK certification: 12A
It’s almost unbearable to think that Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone was released…wait for it… 15 years ago this very week. I know, I can’t believe it too, and what’s even more depressing is that the eight film behemoth concluded over five years ago.
Since then, Potter aficionados have been calling on writer J.K. Rowling to release new material in the hope of creating more silver screen magic. Well, prayers were answered with the announcement of a film adaptation of her short book, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them. The day is finally here, but what is the finished product like? Continue reading →
The 87th Academy Awards brought some much-needed glitz and glamour to an otherwise very damp Los Angeles as the Hollywood A-list descended on the red carpet hoping to be leaving with the coveted Oscars trophy.
How I Met Your Mother’s Neil Patrick Harris hosted as the likes of Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne walked away with prizes, take a look below for the full list of winners. Continue reading →