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Movie Primates!

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Our friends at Disneynature bring us a fun new cinema experience with their upcoming theatrical film, Chimpanzee. This cinema delight follows the tale of Oscar, a loveable young chimpanzee who finds himself alone in the forest after being separated from his mother. Oscar’s journey begins as he attempts to find his mum among the other chimpanzees who call the Tai National Park in Côte d’Ivoire, Africa their home. This nature film is a true story, based on four years of footage that was shot in the chimpanzees’ natural habitat. In celebration of Chimpanzee, we invite you to #MeetOscar and the rest of our favourite movie primates. These playful fellows and Hollywood have a long and famous history as we highlight the very best as they monkey around!

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Movie Emporium’s Rules of the Cinema

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We all love going to the cinema but sadly there are many things about visiting your local movie theatre that can drive you a bit mad so we’ve decided to put together:

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The Joy of Six – Live Director Google Hangout

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New British Cinema Quarterly (NBCQ) in association with Shooting People, are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a live Google Hangout with a selection of the very talented directors of The Joy of Six.

The Joy of Six is a carefully curated package of six short films directed by emerging British talent and featuring an array of established stars, such as Dame Judi Dench, Peter Mullan and Tim Healy, as well as marking the directorial debut of Romola Garai..
 
The Google Hangout will be taking place on Monday 29th April with the following directors taking part; Douglas Hart (Long Distance Information) Dan Sully (The Ellington Kid), Chris Foggin (Friend Request Pending) and Romola Garai (Scrubber).  In the week running up to the event, users will be able to submit their questions to the directors on Facebook.com/ NewBritishCinema and on Twitter @NBCQ using the hashtag #JoyOfSix.
 
This is a unique opportunity for first time directors, University graduates and film fans to get a true insight to the world of short film making, providing the very rare opportunity to consult, ask for advice and be inspired by the attending directors.
 
Marking the countdown to the Hangout, five of the six films will be released for an exclusive 24 hour period on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/NewBritishCinema), and we will also be syndicating the Google Hangout afterwards, ensuring nobody misses out.
 
 
THE JOY OF SIX now available on iTunes and DVD.

Michael Winterbottom Retrospective

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Michael Winterbottom

 

This indisputably underestimated Blackburn-born filmmaker has packed in a lot in a fifteen-year career. Looking at Winterbottom’s folio, no genre goes uncharted: spanning everything from spoof documentary, eerie thriller to engaging realism.

 

In UK cinemas on 26th April, The Look of Love sees Winterbottom collaborating with Steve Coogan yet again, this time in a irreverent look at the life of Paul Raymond, controversial entrepreneur, nightclub owner and one-time richest man in Britain. The film co-stars Anna Friel, Tamsin Egerton and Imogen Poots, along with Stephen Fry and David Walliams.

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Jameson Cult Film Club – Event review

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Jameson Cult Film Club: Silence of the Lambs

No one throws a film event quite like Jameson. Now in their third year the ever popular touring film club offers free tickets, drinks and more importantly; an experience to thousands of cinema fans up and down the country.

The venue: Victoria House Holborn, a beautiful large column fronted building opened its cavernous basement to hundreds of lucky ticket winners. Upon filing downstairs we were greeted by prison porter Barney – “Do not touch the glass. Do not approach the glass. Do not pass anything to the prisoners”. Something was in store…

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Pierce Brosnan: A Career Of Many Genres

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Pierce Brendan Brosnan may be best known for Bond, James Bond, but his acting talents have been shown in a wealth of genres across 33 years on our screens. In his latest film, Love Is All You Need released on April 19th, Pierce plays a middle-aged widower, who after a several years as a single father, and manager of a fruit and vegetable growing business, takes the opportunity afforded him at his son’s Italian wedding to reluctantly start afresh both in business and pleasure. Susanne Bier’s film is a grown-up romantic comedy, but Brosnan has shown he can excel in a multitude of roles. Here’s a look at our favourites:

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Retro Review: Fritz Lang’s “M” (1931)

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Fritz Lang’s first sound film is a complex piece of cinema. Based on an actual contemporary occurrence of a child murderer in Germany who repeatedly escaped capture and inspired many of the events that take place in the film, it is both a tense examination of the procedural process involving the  tracking of the criminal, while also exploring the effects the situation has on the mental state of both the individuals involved and the city itself.

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Top 5 – Wrestlers in Movies

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With the upcoming release of The Marine 3: Homefront on April 15th which stars WWE superstar Mike ‘The Miz’ Mizanin we take a look back at other wrestling superstars who have traded the ring for the big screen.

 

1. Mike ‘The Miz’ Mizanin

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Whats on in London this weekend?

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Are you bored with going to the same old multiplex every weekend and being let down by the endless Hollywood films repeating the same basic narrative over and over again? Are you looking for something new (or old) to remind you why you love cinema? Want to see films in a new environment and not feel like you’re being herded into a popcorn feeding machine like a battery hen? Well I’ve tracked down some of the more obscure things that are showing this weekend for your viewing pleasure.

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Top 5 – Ryan Gosling

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As Ryan Gosling comes back to our screens in Derek Cianfrance’s ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ the former Disney Club member turned global superstar has recently announced he is taking a break from acting.

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While he is reuniting with his Drive director, Nicolas Winding Refn, for Only God Forgives later this year, we thought there was no better time to look back at Gosling’s roles that have thrilled us, terrified us and even a few that have brought us to tears

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