More Hammer Classics To Screen on Horror Channel in March

by Martyn Conterio 14 February 2014

Last month we gave you the skinny on Horror Channel’s rather ace decision to run a month of Hammer horror double bills on consecutive Saturday nights. Well, we’ve got an update for you: there’s going to be more Hammer films screened throughout March!

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In Review: Endless Love

by Mairéad Roche 14 February 2014

On the day of their high school graduation, classmates Jade (Gabriella Wilde) and David (Alex Pettyfer) finally talk to each other. Rich and studious Jade has become introverted after the death of her older brother, while blue collar David has always liked Jade from afar.

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In Review: The Monuments Men

by Martyn Conterio 12 February 2014
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In Review: Le Week-End on DVD

by Lauren Harrison 10 February 2014

Following on from The Mother (2003) and Venus (2006), Roger Michell is back at his uncomfortable-to-watch best in ‘Le Week-End’ – a tale of love, hate, and the bitterness that fills the space in between the two.

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In Review: The Invisible Woman

by Mairéad Roche 8 February 2014

Following on from his directorial debut, Coriolanus (2011), Ralph Fiennes once again takes up acting and megaphone duties for the biopic The Invisible Woman, a story focused on the telling of a secret relationship between author Charles Dickens (Fiennes) and actress Ellen ‘Nelly’ Ternan (Felicity Jones).

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In Review: RoboCop

by Martyn Conterio 7 February 2014

Should it be pointed out that both RoboCop (origin) movies have been directed by foreign film-makers? Their outsider perspectives, it could be argued, automatically provoke the inherent satire of the story (even if both ventures were written by astute and clued-up US screenwriters). RoboCop is a bit like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818) wired up to […]

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The New Empress Magazine Video Blog: Andy Nyman and Ghost Stories

by Maryann O'Connor 6 February 2014

Andy Nyman talks to Mark Searby about the joint interests in horror which led him and co-writer Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentlemen) to create a scream-worthy stage show. More New Empress Mag Video Blogs here

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Cinema Made In Italy Line-up Announced

by Martyn Conterio 5 February 2014

The cinema of Italy is renowned for its pioneering aesthetics, craftsmanship and invention. Whether arthouse fare (think: Antonioni or Pasolini) or popular genre entertainment (think: Argento or Bava), Italian movies have appealed to audiences at home and abroad. The country has produced countless masterpieces, screen icons and legendary auteurs.

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In Review: Force of Execution on DVD

by Alan Simmons 4 February 2014

Force of Execution is an off balance crime thriller starring funny runner Steven Seagal, Ving Rhames, my homie Danny Trejo and action newbie Bren Foster. It’s off balance because, although clearly intended as a vehicle for the unknown but amazing spin kicker Bren Foster, it has been converted into a Seagal movie. Which makes little […]

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In Review: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) on DVD

by Ben Nicholson 3 February 2014

The meticulous choreography and sumptuous visuals of Jacques Demy’s ‘film in song’, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964), gets a release on fully restored Blu-ray and DVD. Often considered one of the most romantic films ever made, it is at once heartwarming and agonising and always a joy to watch.

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In Review: Dallas Buyers Club

by Daniel Goodwin 31 January 2014

In a year where the Academy appears to be embracing diverse subject matters, Dallas Buyers Club (nominated for Best Picture) is an enthralling tale of a straight man’s struggle with AIDS in the 80s; a time when the disease was primarily associated with homosexuality and so didn’t get high priority on the agendas of the […]

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