Category: Movies

McNulty Vs The Supernatural

the-awakening-movie-posterComing to cinemas in November is war time horror movie The Awakening, starring The Wire’s Dominic West, Rebecca Hall (The Town) and Imedla Staunton who surely should be a Dame by now. Set in England in 1921 West stars as Ghost Hunter Robert Mallory, he’s drafted in by cynic Florence Cathcart (Hall) after a supernatural occurrence at a boarding school. The trailer might look a little cliched in places but I have a soft spot for period set supernatural tales.

It’s co-produced by BBC Films and is directed by Nick Murphy who makes he feature film debut, he’d  previously helmed episodes of ITV’s Primeval and the BBC mini-series Occupation.  The Awakening is a bit of a generic title and it does bare a slight resemblance to the outstanding Spanish film The Orphanage. I doubt it will set the box office on fire, but will appeal to the winter cinema goer looking for a jump or two.

29Oct

Halloween Horror Weekend. Film 1: Insidious

I’m sure most of you who are reading this have seen the film, but on the off chance that you haven’t I’ll keep things as spoiler free as possible. I won’t give anymore away than...

28Oct

On this Day… Birthdays

Well Today is jam packed with famous birthdays, so here’s a great big happy birthday to the following actors and actresses and a Time Lord. We would of got you all a individual card, but there is a...

27Oct

Beverly Hills Cop heading to TV?

A fourth installment of the Beverly Hills Cop series has be in development hell for many years. Well it seems as if a new movie isn’t going to happen, but Axel Foley isn’t gone just yet. In a...

26Oct

On this day in Movie history – Family Guy, Bob Hoskins & more…

That little slice of bad taste was from Family Guy and it’s creator, Seth MacFarlane (1973-), celebrates his birthday today. For my money the show has had it’s ups and downs and occasionally confuses...

26Oct

Harry Potter Extended Editions? in 3D?

Earlier this week it was announced that the Harry Potter films will be deleted on DVD and Blu Ray at the end of the year. It was clear they would be rereleased at some point in the foreseeable future,...

26Oct

Details about Whedon’s Much Ado…

We can’t begin to describe the relief we felt reading the press statement confirming Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, was 100% true. The micro budget black and white movie was shot...

26Oct

Box Office Monday – The Lion King

Four new films released state side last week tried their best but failed to dethrone The Lion King from the top spot. Brad Pitt’s new sports comedy ‘Moneyball’ briefly looked like it was...