Batman v Superman director Zach Snyder will have talks in the next few days with the man who first pitched the two superheroes against each other in an iconic comic book tale 30 years ago.
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Geoffrey Macnab: 'British film-goers don't like British films and UK distributors can't get them into cinemas'
Thursday 23 July 2009
The ICA Cinema in London has just hosted New British Cinema. On one level, the season was a cause for celebration. The eight films chosen underlined the richness of independent, low- budget British film-making. On a less upbeat note, though, the season pointed to the struggles that young British film-makers face in getting their work shown at all. In a sense, these were orphan films, spurned by mainstream cinemas.
Sunday 31 May 2009
Wednesday 27 May 2009
Sunday 10 May 2009
The summer blockbuster season officially kicked off on Friday with the worldwide release of Star Trek. Uncharitable souls are calling it Star Trek XI, underlining just how dependent the Hollywood studios are on sequels to herd people into the multiplexes. Strictly speaking, though, it isn't a sequel – it's an attempt to "reboot" the franchise by pretending the previous 10 Star Trek films haven't been made.
Sunday 01 March 2009
Saturday 28 February 2009
Friday 27 February 2009
In the eternal quest to discover yet another franchise from existing source material, audiences are set to be treated to a comic riff on the "Hardy Boys" books.
Christopher Nolan: Irish author who overcame cerebral palsy to win the Whitbread Prize at the age of 21
Monday 23 February 2009
With the three acclaimed books he produced, Christopher Nolan proved himself a significant Irish literary figure. With his lifelong struggle against cerebral palsy he proved himself a man of almost superhuman fortitude and tenacity.
Saturday 21 February 2009
In the likely event that Heath Ledger is named Best Supporting Actor, his Oscar statue will become the property of the late star’s three-year-old daughter Matilda, officials said.
Saturday 21 February 2009
Sunday 07 December 2008
Christopher Nolan tops his own 'Batman Begins' with a film that's less inspired by superhero comics than by crime novels, as it traces the trail of a city's corruption from its backalleys to its corridors of power.
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