Category: Film

Brian Cox stars in Churchill

2017-06-15 12:49:51

On general release from 16th June, Churchill, starring Brian Cox and directed by Jonathan Teplitzky depicts the actions of Winston Churchill in the hours leading up to D-Day. Miranda Richardson and John Slattery appear in supporting roles. Churchill review: 'Brian Cox dazzles in a scalpel-sharp, timely lesson in political leadership' The Daily telegraph

Going in Style- you’re never too old to get even

2017-04-03 18:31:26

Oscar winners Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules, Hannah and Her Sisters) and Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine) team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty, in director Zach Braff’s comedy Going in Style. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk...Read more

Bridget Jones’s Baby

2016-09-15 12:52:14

Oscar® winners Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth are joined by Patrick Dempsey for the next chapter of the world’s favorite singleton in Bridget Jones’s Baby. Directed by Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones’s Diary), the new film in the beloved comedy series based on creator Helen Fielding’s heroine finds Bridget unexpectedly expecting. After breaking up with Mark Darcy (Firth), Bridget Jones’s (Zellweger) “happily ever after” hasn’t quite gone according to plan. Fortysomething and single again, she decides to focus on her job...Read more

Tom Hanks turns 60-which is your favourite of his films?

2016-07-09 13:16:41

One of Hollywood’s best loved actors the multi Oscar winner Tom Hanks turn 60 today, born in Concord California Tom married to Rita Wilson has 4 children. As one of the highest grossing actors in film history Tom’s box office receipts are in excess of $8.5 billion and still growing! After breaking through to movie stardom with such popular hits as : Splash (1984), Big (1988) and Turner & Hooch (1989) Tom Hanks is now famous for Oscar winning roles...Read more

The-Boomers movie & wine night

2016-04-26 20:24:16

The-Boomers movie & wine night In an innovative section (we’d like to think!), we thought we coalesce two of our much-loved indulgences; Movie’s & Wine. Here our resident wine expert (having completed the Christie’s wine course- and still standing!) suggests a bottle to uncork whilst enjoying a few of the latest DVD releases. The movie: The Intern Robert DeNiro stars alongside Anne Hathaway in this delightful comedy. DeNiro plays 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker who after retiring discovers it’s not all...Read more

The Shawshank Redemption is the favourite film among over-70s

2016-04-01 17:24:41

The Shawshank Redemption is the favourite film among over-70s Interesting to read the latest poll commissioned by Nationwide ‘ How do you compare to the average UK 70-something?’ When it came to the part of ‘Favourite films among over-70s’ the most popular are: Titanic (28%), The Great Escape (28%), Schindler’s List (29%) and topping the list The Shawshank Redemption (30%). Fascinating to learn that Shawshank Redemption should score over similar films with pretty much the same story? (Can you guess...Read more

George Clooney in ‘Hail, Caesar!’

2016-03-05 14:40:37

George Clooney in ‘Hail, Caesar!’ Hail, Caesar! written, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, released today. The film boasts a stellar cast including Josh Brolin, Channing Tatum , Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and Alden Ehrenreich. The plot is a fictional story following the ‘real-life fixer’ Eddie Mannix (Brolin) working in the Hollywood film industry in the 1950s, trying to discover what happened to a cast member who mysteriously vanishes during filming. George Clooney...Read more

Youth

2016-01-18 20:57:08

From Paolo Sorrentino, the director of Italy’s Oscar foreign language winner THE GREAT BEAUTY comes YOUTH, about two longtime friends vacationing in the Swiss Alps. Oscar winning actor Michael Caine plays Fred, an acclaimed composer and conductor, who brings along his daughter (Rachel Weisz) and best friend Mick (Harvey Keitel), a renowned filmmaker. While Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important film, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career. The...Read more

‘Don’t panic! Mr Mainwaring’

2015-11-22 13:47:42

‘Don't panic! Mr Mainwaring’ ‘Don't panic!, tickets are on sale already for February 2016’s movie version of the TV classic ‘Dad’s Army. Starring The charming Bill Nighy with a stellar cast including Catherine Zeta Jones , Sarah Lancashire Michael Gambon, Tom Courtney, Bill Paterson and Danny Mays. And again, no panic required it seems the Writer, Stephen Russell and the Director Steve Bendelack has remained true to the popular TV series which ran on BBC television from 1968 to 1977....Read more

The Lady in the Van

2015-11-06 21:20:05

The Lady in the Van A big screen adaptation of writer Alan Bennett’s iconic and celebrated memoir, directed by long-standing Bennett collaborator Nicholas Hytner. ''Were you planning on staying long?'' The film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. Their unique story is funny, poignant and life-affirming.