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Edinburgh International Film Festival - Jurors' Photocall

Kenneth Turan, Karen Gillan and Ian Hart - Edinburgh International Film Festival - Jurors' Photocall at Filmhouse - Edinburgh, United Kingdom - Wednesday 17th June 2015

Karen Gillan
Karen Gillan
Kenneth Turan, Karen Gillan and Ian Hart
Karen Gillan
Karen Gillan

EIFF Opening Night Gala

Ian Hart, Karen Gillan and Kenneth Turan - Arrivals at the Edinburgh International Film Festival Opening Night Gala red carpet. at Festival Theatre - Edinburgh, United Kingdom - Wednesday 17th June 2015

Ian Hart, Karen Gillan and Kenneth Turan

'My Mad Fat Diary' Series Two Finale: Has Rae Managed To Resolve All Her Problems? (Spoilers) [Pictures]


Sharon Rooney Jodie Comer Claire Rushbrook Nico Mirallegro Ian Hart

The second series of 'My Mad Fat Diary' came to its eagerly awaited conclusion last night (March 31st 2014) with an assuredly and rather unbelievably happy ending, but has it set itself up for a third series?

The 90s comedy-drama was surprisingly well-received when the first series premiered on E4 in January 2013; a clever adaptation of the book of a similar name 'My Fat, Mad Teenage Diary' written by the real Rae Earl, with wonderfully imperfect characters and a relatable storyline. Perhaps the reason behind why it's such a good story is that it's based on the life of a real person - which makes the finale of series 2 even more heart-warming.

Rae Earl and The Gang in 'My Mad Fat Diary'
Rae has a struggle on her hands getting the gang back together

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Klondike Trailer


When news gets round about a gold discovery in the Klondike region of the Yukon, Canada in 1897, it becomes one of the last great gold rushes in history. Bill Haskell and Byron Epstein are two hopeful travellers with an ambition of wealth who travel up to Dawson City (often dubbed 'The Paris of the North') to receive their fortune. However, digging up a life of luxury becomes less straightforward as they are forced to face bitter sub-zero temperatures, gold-digging temptresses and men who won't think twice about killing for profit. Making an easy fortune is one thing; surviving long enough to use it is another.

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Los Angeles Premiere of 'Rogue' at Arclight Cinemas

Ian Hart - Los Angeles Premiere of 'Rogue' at ArcLight Cinemas - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Tuesday 26th March 2013

Los Angeles Premiere of 'Rogue'

Nick Hamm, Joshua Sasse, Matthew Beard and Ian Hart - Los Angeles Premiere of 'Rogue' at Arclight cinemas - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 26th March 2013

Nick Hamm and Matthew Parkhill
Nick Hamm and Marton Csokas

The premiere of 'Bates Motel'

Ian Hart - The premiere of 'Bates Motel' at Soho House - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 12th March 2013

A Week In Movies 21st September 2012


Kylie Minogue turned up in London on Tuesday night for the red carpet premiere of her new movie Holy Motors, which opens next week in the UK and next month in the US. A hit at Cannes, the film is a surreal masterpiece that really does your head in. And Kylie's great in it.

A Week In Movies - 21st September 2012

 

Dredd - Still

The big release in the US this weekend is Dredd, which isn't actually a remake of the 1995 Sylvester Stallone action romp. It's a completely reimagined thriller based on the same series of comics, a surprisingly intelligent blockbuster, and a rare 18-certificate film that topped the UK box office chart a couple of weeks back.

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Hard Boiled Sweets Trailer


Johnny is a former criminal who is pushed into an organised theft scheme against his better judgement. The plan is to seize one million pounds in cash from the affluent mob leader 'Shrewd' Eddie who has the money stashed in a briefcase and hidden at his home in Southend-on-Sea in Essex, England where he lives with his stunning young girlfriend Porsche. However, Johnny is not the only person set to snatch the wealth from the boss; a higher power in the shape of Jimmy The Gent of the London mob is set to steal back what is rightfully his along with seven other criminals, with none of them having a clue about the others.

This gritty British crime thriller rivals other mob movies of the nation including 'Snatch' and 'Love, Honour and Obey' with all the potential for just as much success. It has been written and directed by David L.G. Hughes in his first feature film whose previous experience in Essex mobster flicks come in the 'Hard Boiled Sweets' short prequel 'A Girl and A Gun' which features characters from the upcoming movie. HBS is set for release in the US from September 25th 2012 having premiered in the UK already back in March.

Starring: Elizabeth Berrington, Adrian Bower, Paul Freeman, Ian Hart & Danny Sapani.

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Morris: A Life With Bells On Trailer


Watch the trailer for Morris: A Life With Bells On

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Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story Review


Good
At one point during Michael Winterbottom's shambolically hilarious Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story, a film about trying to film the legendarily unfilmmable 18th century novel, Steve Coogan says to a reporter that the wonderful thing about Laurence Sterne's book (which he obviously hasn't read) is how ahead of its time it was, that it was "a postmodern novel... before there was a modernism... to be post of." It's a throwaway line in some respects, but it's an excellent example of the layered absurdist humor that abounds within its wonderfully loose format. This is a film about ego, the fatal inability of people to plan their lives, and the delirious chaos of the creative process. It's also about what utter jerks movie stars can be, God bless 'em.

Sterne's novel is a big old mess and has never been quite accepted in the literary canon. Published in nine installments over a decade, it's a subplot-mad, diversion-crazed bildungsroman where the narrator - Shandy - can't even get past describing his own birth by the end of the book, due to his tendency to go off on tangents. Along the way it packs in satires of contemporary intellectuals like Pope and Locke and plays with the novelistic form, including even having one page printed entirely black to represent sorrow at a character's death. They try that in the film, but then realize it's not quite so interesting for audience.

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Den Of Lions Review


Grim
I'll sit through almost anything that has Bob Hoskins in it, but lately I've come to realize that old reliable Bob hasn't made a great movie in nearly 20 years. Hell, Hoskins was in Maid in Manhattan! It's become so bad that studios are reissuing his finer work, like Mona Lisa and The Long Good Friday on DVD. Den of Lions is a predictable euro-terrorism-espionage thriller, the likes of which have been being pumped out en masse in the last ten years. The twist this time involves a Hungarian double agent, the FBI, and Stephen Dorff. Woo!

Killing Me Softly Review


Weak
Hey, remember when Joseph Fiennes was a big artsy star after Shakespeare in Love? No. Well, neither does he. Today you're more likely to find him in a film like this, a bizarre erotic thriller from Chen Kaige, best known as the director of a variety of Chinese historical epics. Killing Me Softly features Fiennes as a maybe-he's-a-creepy-rapist/maybe-he's-not kinda fellow, and Heather Graham is the woman who falls in love with him at first sight. What develops is a story about a lost mountain expedition (which Fiennes was part of), missing ex-girlfriends, and lots of blind clues (think typewritten letters shoved under the door) that suggest Fiennes is a really bad dude. In the end the film comes across like a kind of cheap knockoff of Basic Instinct, right down to the string-heavy score. Fiennes even has a taste for kinky sex, and as a fearful Graham is tied to the kitchen table she says, "Sometimes I feel like I don't know you." It's pretty campy-silly, but it's surprisingly watchable for some reason, maybe because of the name-brand actors sleazing it in this Skinemax would-be classic. Who knows. Just check out the unrated edition for extra fun.

B. Monkey Review


Good
Her name is B. Monkey. Why they called her movie B. Monkey is beyond me. No matter. Asia Argento is rather striking in this lead role, about a gorgeous heist artist who tries to get out of the business, settles down with a schoolteacher (Jared Harris), and gets sucked back in to crime. The film's story (as told by Il Postino director Michael Radford) is sleek and fun, and is helped in no small regard by the fact that Argento spends virtually the entire 95 minutes buck naked. Nice.

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story Review


Good
At one point during Michael Winterbottom's shambolically hilarious Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story, a film about trying to film the legendarily unfilmmable 18th century novel, Steve Coogan says to a reporter that the wonderful thing about Laurence Sterne's book (which he obviously hasn't read) is how ahead of its time it was, that it was "a postmodern novel... before there was a modernism... to be post of." It's a throwaway line in some respects, but it's an excellent example of the layered absurdist humor that abounds within its wonderfully loose format. This is a film about ego, the fatal inability of people to plan their lives, and the delirious chaos of the creative process. It's also about what utter jerks movie stars can be, God bless 'em.

Sterne's novel is a big old mess and has never been quite accepted in the literary canon. Published in nine installments over a decade, it's a subplot-mad, diversion-crazed bildungsroman where the narrator - Shandy - can't even get past describing his own birth by the end of the book, due to his tendency to go off on tangents. Along the way it packs in satires of contemporary intellectuals like Pope and Locke and plays with the novelistic form, including even having one page printed entirely black to represent sorrow at a character's death. They try that in the film, but then realize it's not quite so interesting for audience.

Continue reading: Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story Review

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