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The Walking Dead – ‘Dead Weight – Season 4 Episode 7, Arts

The Walking Dead – ‘Dead Weight – Season 4 Episode 7

We’ve almost reached the halfway mark of The Walking Dead’s fourth season, and this week’s episode offers a somewhat bleak hint of what is to come.

By | Arts, Film | Sunday, 1 December 2013 at 1:19 am

Let’s just watch the trailer first: A guide to different film trailer styles

‘Let’s just watch the trailer first.’ Oh, those words, harbingers of doom. At least in my case. Chronically indecisive, my personal best for time taken to choose a movie would surely make the Guinness Book of Records.

By | Arts, Film | Friday, 1 November 2013 at 4:00 am

Interview with ‘Escape Plan’ star Faran Tahir: ‘There was a boyish competition between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone’, Arts

Interview with ‘Escape Plan’ star Faran Tahir: ‘There was a boyish competition between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone’

They may have not been active lately, but their star power still stands. If you thought the undisputed kings of the action genre Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone’s fighting days were numbered, then think again.

By | Arts, Film | Monday, 28 October 2013 at 4:00 am

Absent from the Academy: A film confronting the lack of black academics in academia., Arts

Absent from the Academy: A film confronting the lack of black academics in academia.

For as long as they have existed, institutions in the UK, which act as crucial pillars of our society, have failed to fully reflect the diversity of Britain. Absent from the Academy is a film which seeks to raise awareness of the lack of Black professors and teachers in academia, discussing the effects of under-representation on current and incoming students, academics and academic culture, and the educational system.

By | Arts, Film | Saturday, 26 October 2013 at 1:27 pm

Translating ‘unfilmable’ literature: How films like ‘As I Lay Dying’ are making it onto the big screen, Arts

Translating ‘unfilmable’ literature: How films like ‘As I Lay Dying’ are making it onto the big screen

As I Lay Dying, James Franco’s film adaptation of William Faulkner’s 1930 modernist novel, which screened at the BFI London Film Festival recently, has got the critics all in a muddle.

By | Arts, Film | Monday, 21 October 2013 at 5:00 am

The trailer for ‘Belle’: A period drama with substance and romance?, Arts

The trailer for ‘Belle’: A period drama with substance and romance?

During my meanderings on YouTube I recently stumbled across a trailer that has left me reeling with excitement. With a stellar cast boasting the likes of Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson and Tom Wilkinson, it is not one to be dismissed easily.

By | Arts, Film | Sunday, 20 October 2013 at 3:43 pm

Interview with Willem Dafoe: ‘I like to play characters that are on the outside because it feels romantic and sexier to me’, Arts

Interview with Willem Dafoe: ‘I like to play characters that are on the outside because it feels romantic and sexier to me’

It cannot be said that Willem Dafoe has not taken an unreasonable amount of pounding early on in his career, unless you’ve forgotten his iconic demise in Oliver Stone’s 1986 battlefield classic Platoon, where he was repeatedly fired upon by Vietnamese soldiers.

By | Arts, Film | Friday, 11 October 2013 at 6:00 am

Interview: Christopher Biggins on ‘Run For Your Wife’, Arts

Interview: Christopher Biggins on ‘Run For Your Wife’

Christopher Biggins plays the humours, elusive figure at the heart of Ray Cooney’s Run For Your Wife, the award-winning play which was adapted into a feature-­length film for the big screen.

By | Arts, Film | Sunday, 15 September 2013 at 6:00 am

The Guilty – Series 1, episode 2, Arts

The Guilty – Series 1, episode 2

Disappointed? I was. I’ve always considered myself to be something of an armchair detective, but this episode left me scratching my head.

By | Arts, Film | Thursday, 12 September 2013 at 11:00 pm

Interview with comedian Kevin Hart: ‘Laughter heals all wounds and that’s one thing that everybody shares’, Arts

Interview with comedian Kevin Hart: ‘Laughter heals all wounds and that’s one thing that everybody shares’

Noel Phillips caught up with American comedian Kevin Hart to talk more about his comedy, the power of social media, and why Justin Bieber is misunderstood.

By | Arts, Film | Monday, 2 September 2013 at 6:00 am

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