The Explainer explains: Tim Burton

24 December 2014, 5:17pm

The Explainer posted by The Explainer

Tim Burton is back with a new film! But it’s not a whimsical gothic fairytale. And it doesn’t star Johnny Depp OR Helena Bonham Carter. We’re so confused. What we need is for someone to explain things to us in an explainy way.

Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings

24 December 2014, 11:06am

Matthew Turner posted by Matthew Turner

Director Ridley Scott proves the perfect choice for this timeless Old Testament tale, delivering epic spectacle on a Biblical scale. For the most part, the film provides solid entertainment, aided by strong performances, a confident directorial vision, some bold story-telling choices and state-of-the-art special effects, including some impressive 3D work. However, it's slightly let down by a disappointing script and an under-used supporting cast.

Birdman is a film that blurs the line between fiction and reality, making a star of Michael Keaton again in the process. And, if you ask us, it’s not a moment too soon. Big fans of Keaton that we are, we have put together this list of interesting factoids about the man. That’s right, it’s MICHAEL KEATON TRIVIA TIME. Ahem.

Virgin Movies: Best of December 2014

18 December 2014, 9:45am

Virgin Movies posted by Virgin Movies

The year is almost over, but don't despair because we still have tons of great movies for you to unwrap! We'll see you on the flipside in 2015, but for now you can click through to watch online or select 'Catch Up & On Demand' then 'Movies' on your Virgin Media TV. Enjoy!

Review: Dumb and Dumber To

17 December 2014, 9:56am

Anna Smith posted by Anna Smith

It’s 20 years since Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels goofed around in Dumb And Dumber - so what have their slacker characters been up to? Well, naturally, not a lot. Lloyd (Carrey) has managed to combine both laziness and pranking by faking being catatonic in a hospital. In the first of many scatological jokes, Harry (Daniels) has been coming to see him and patiently wiping his bottom, among other undignified things. How hilarious, then, for Lloyd to reveal that this has been one almighty wind-up and that he’s been pretending all along.

Review: Whiplash

15 December 2014, 9:30am

Corrina Antrobus posted by Corrina Antrobus

When jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker (aka Bird) fluffed up his solo, his teacher flung a cymbal at his head to serve him right. Humiliated, Parker went away and 'Woodstocked' (musical jargon for 'practiced like crazy') only to come back and deliver the best sax solo of his life. True story. This is the inspiration behind Whiplash, a tale of how the literal blood, sweat and tears create all that jazz.

Harry and Lloyd's dumbest moments

14 December 2014, 9:32pm

Matthew Looker posted by Matthew Looker

This week not only sees the release of long-awaited sequel Dumb And Dumber To, but it also marks the 20th anniversary of the original film, Dumb And Dumber. That’s a whole lot of dumb to celebrate. Well what better way to do that than to look at the dumbest moments from the dumbest characters from Dumb And Dumber.

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the release of The Godfather: Part II. In that 40 years, we have seen every film format tried and tested in search of the winning formula for follow-ups: do more of the same! Have bigger explosions! Make it darker!  Set it in space! Hire The Rock! But none of them have been able to match The Godfather: Part II for sheer quality.

The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies is the final whisk to Middle Earth to what director Peter Jackson claims is 'the most powerful and emotional’ of this epic trilogy.

The Expendables' most embarrassing moments

8 December 2014, 11:31am

Matthew Looker posted by Matthew Looker

What better way to deflate the muscles of the manliest movie stars in cinema than to point and laugh at their silliest, most embarrassing moments? Suddenly they all seem a whole lot less intimidating...