Disney’s tradition of taking and adapting famous fables and tales continues with Frozen, their version of The Snow Queen. In the land of Arendelle, young Princess Elsa (Idina Menzel) has the elemental power to make and control snow and ice. While playing with her sister Anna (Kristen Bell), she accidently injures her and in a desperate attempt to protect them both the King and Queen separate them and lock the doors to the Palace for good. Years later after the unfortunate death of their parents, Elsa comes of age and the doors are finally opened for her coronation, but her secret is revealed and unable to control her emotions causes a permanent winter of the kingdom before fleeing into the mountains. Anna, concerned for her sister leaves her love Prince Hans (Santino Fontana) and joins Ice salesmen Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) in a quest to go find her.
The two decade crusade by Walt Disney to bring his daughters favourite book Mary Poppins to the screen forms the dramatic thrust of Saving Mr. Banks. Based on a script that was on the ‘Black List’ of Hollywood’s best unmade films in 2011, director John Lee Hancock has brought it to the screen in a charming and sometimes heart-breaking fashion.
Based on Julie Maroh’s graphic novel, Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue is the Warmest Colour was this year’s winner of the Palm d’Or at Cannes – arguably the film industry’s most prestigious award – and became the first film where the prize was awarded to both the director and the lead actresses. It quickly becomes clear why.
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With the marketing campaign starting to gather pace for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, today we are treated to the first trailer.
It’s not often you get to see Robert De Niro playing a cross-dressing pirate, but that’s exactly the world you get in Stardust. Based upon the novel by Sandman legend Neil Gaiman, it is directed by Matthew Vaughn from a script penned by Kick-Ass adaptor Jane Goldman.
More big casting news was announced today for the upcoming Zack Snyder’s Superman vs. Batman as Gal Gadot was confirmed to be playing Wonder Woman.
The master of low-budget looking, big budget films Paul W.S. Anderson is back with his action event film Pompeii.
Having been long-mooted, the sequel (or technically sidequel) to 300 is now fast approaching release and today we get the first proper trailer.
Pop star Rita Ora has been confirmed for the Fifty Shades of Grey film adaptation.