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Director Tom Hooper and a full-throated cast led by Hugh Jackman as Victor Hugo’s ex-convict hero Jean Valjean bring the world’s longest-running stage musical, Les Misérables, to the screen with barnstorming gusto. From the majestic opening shots of storm-lashed prisoners … Continue reading
“I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.” Howards End (1992) Share this thought for the day on our Movie Talk Facebook page or Movie Talk Twitter stream.
After 28 years, Les Misérables, the world’s longest-running stage musical, finally reaches the screen – and it’s a triumph. Even if you’re no fan of the show and think the lyrics doggerel and the music dreary (‘lobotomized opera’ to give … Continue reading
Today’s mystery chest has a seasonal theme since we’ve now entered the month to be merry. I’m sure it’s not difficult to name. This well known character crops up in tonnes of films and shows at this time of year. … Continue reading
The BFI London Film Festival came to a glittering close last night with a star-studded line-up on the red carpet and on stage at the Odeon Leicester Square for the European premiere of Great Expectations, Mike Newell’s new film of … Continue reading
Tim Burton’s campy horror comedy DARK SHADOWS is released on Blu-ray and DVD on Monday 15 October. Johnny Depp plays a dandyish vampire who emerges from two centuries of entombment to find himself in the strange new world of 1972 … Continue reading
Couch Potato’s Tuesday Teaser: Why was Planet of the Apes an important movie for Helena Bonham Carter?
Despite British actress Helena Bonham Carter‘s unsettlingly believable simian appearance in his 2001 Planet of the Apes remake, director Tim Burton fell in love with her. After the movie wrapped the two became romantically involved, and the couple famously knocked … Continue reading
And yes, you guessed it, a Martini – shaken not stirred – would be the perfect drink to toast this actor’s big day today. So, who was the owner of last week’s frilly frontage? The truth is quite frightening. Find … Continue reading
Tim Burton and Johnny Depp are back for their eighth screen collaboration with campy horror comedy Dark Shadows and the result is very much what you’d expect from their previous outings: good on look and atmosphere, poor on plot and … Continue reading
A deserved hit with cinema audiences, critics and Oscar voters, The King’s Speech took an obscure footnote from royal history and turned it into an enthralling human drama. On paper, the story of a stammering monarch’s relationship with his speech … Continue reading