Raindance: British micro-budget film Strings nominated for award

by Maryann O'Connor 13 September 2012

Strings, a British film featuring at the upcoming Raindance Film Festival, is a drama telling a story of teenage angst and romance. That in itself does not sound particularly remarkable, but you cannot help but be intrigued when you learn that it was written, directed and produced by a teenager for the princely sum of […]

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In Review: Dredd 3D

by Ben Harris 12 September 2012

Judge Dredd, 2000 AD’s comic hero, was left in the cold after an underwhelming attempt to bring the character to the big screen in 1995. Now with a British team in tow, Dredd gets the 3D treatment and a much-needed revamp.

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In Review: Anna Karenina (2012)

by Maryann O'Connor 10 September 2012

Director Joe Wright and Keira Knightley have had a fruitful time together so far, so much so that he wouldn’t have considered any other actress to play the tragic Anna Karenina, even under the threat of torture. Or so we’ve heard.

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The New Empress Saturday Matinée Presents: Sigourney Weaver in Holes

by Helen Cox 8 September 2012

A largely-forgotten adaptation of a truly delightful book, Holes (2003) sees Shia La Beouf, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight and The Fonz bring to life the characters of a fictional correctional camp for kids: Camp Green Lake. 

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In Review: The Possession

by Ben Harris 3 September 2012

Exorcism films crashed to an all time low with the disastrous The Devil Inside but, of course, Hollywood never grows tired of demonised youngsters. The latest to face a dousing of holy water, The Possession, is an improvement on this

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New Empress Magazine Flashback Film: Jaws (1975)

by Helen Cox 3 September 2012

To celebrate the release of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws on Blu-ray, the New Empress Magazine team have put together a special flashback film about the shark that would not die. New Empress Magazine editor Helen Cox takes a look back at some of the reasons why Jaws is a timeless classic and talks about her favourite scene […]

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The New Empress Saturday Matinée Presents: Bring It On (2000)

by Helen Cox 1 September 2012

Although Bring It On is probably most frequently Googled for pictures of Kirsten Dunst and Eliza Dushku in scanty outfits (I’ve saved you the trouble above), behind its corny cheers, over-sprayed hair and super-short skirts is a sharp script that elevates this flick above your average teen yarn.

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Event: Beats Rhymes and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest

by Maryann O'Connor 31 August 2012

Special event klaxon! Do you fancy seeing a screening of music documentary Beats Rhymes and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest at Clapham Picturehouse on September 27th?

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Win Boardwalk Empire Season 2 on DVD!

by Maryann O'Connor 30 August 2012

It’s competition time again at New Empress Towers! We’re giving two lucky readers the chance to own season 2 of the multi-nominated and award winning series Boardwalk Empire on DVD. Exciting, huh?! Season 2 of HBO’s  Boardwalk Empire, starring the splendidly awesome Steve Buscemi, versatile Michael Shannon and brave Kelly Macdonald, hits the shops next […]

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FrightFest The 13th Review: Tower Block

by Vicki Cole 30 August 2012

Title cards inform the audience that although once described as popular living thanks to the views they afforded, tower blocks have now become a breeding ground for crime and violence. Tower Block tells the story of the top floor residence of Serenity House, one such high rise, and their battle for survival from a relentless […]

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FrightFest The 13th Review: Chained

by Vicki Cole 29 August 2012

Chained is very much grounded in exploring the darker side of human nature, and most notably, the idea of how monsters are made.

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