Anne Hathaway does a fair bit of blubbing in her new film The Intern, in which she plays a stressed company boss who befriends an OAP intern (Robert De Niro). Of course, this is far from a first: the 32-year-old actress has considerable experience when it comes to crying on demand. But which are her finest tearful moments? We present the best bawling Anne Hathaway gifs. 

Get your ass to Mars. Well, no one ever goes to Neptune, do they? And Uranus is only good for cheap, cheap gags. Nope, Mars has long been the holiday destination of choice for the discerning galactic traveller, especially as it’s often extremely free of crowds

Review: The Intern

30 September 2015, 2:29pm

Emma Simmonds posted by Emma Simmonds

Not to be confused with The Internship, the crass Owen Wilson / Vince Vaughn vehicle which worshipped at the altar of Google, The Intern treats us to the softer side of Robert De Niro's comedy curmudgeon. It's a persona he's donned for films like Meet the Parents, The Big Wedding and Silver Linings Playbook, in performances that employ a range of flamboyant facial expressions, and that have made this former dramatic titan as known – though perhaps not as respected – for his lighter work. 


Review: The Martian

29 September 2015, 9:57pm

Virgin Movies posted by Virgin Movies

After his last sci-fi adventure Prometheus got lost in space and tied up with mythology and trite symbolism, it's refreshing that Ridley Scott's latest slab of shiny science fiction can be summarised with just three syllables, proudly slapped on star Matt Damon's face on the poster: "BRING HIM HOME". Faithfully adapted from the sophomore book from author Andy Weir, The Martian benefits from this singular focus: though it's far from a single-hander, it is the perfect showcase for Damon to prove his immense range with all the usual trappings removed.

Matt Damon is officially, 100% awesome, funny and clever. In Ridley Scott’s The Martian, out in cinemas this week, we get to spend a bit more quality time with the man who was formerly the Ant to Ben Affleck’s Dec, as he plays Mark Watney, an astronaut left for dead after a disastrous NASA mission to Mars.  To celebrate his awesomeness, here are 15 reasons why it wouldn’t be such a bad thing to be stranded on a far away planet with Matt Damon:


If you haven’t heard of Michael Shannon, you might think it’s because you haven’t seen any of his movies. OK - how about Groundhog Day, Vanilla Sky, Pearl Harbor, 8 Mile, World Trade Center, Man Of Steel? Shannon is lurking in all of these movies and more, not to mention TV’s Boardwalk Empire, in which he played Nelson Van Alden. He’s a performer that surely earns the title ‘character actor’, disappearing into such varied roles that you often forget it’s the same guy. This is despite his distinctive looks that have been harnessed for many a bad guy, such as Superman’s nemesis General Zod. 

Review: Just Jim

23 September 2015, 4:20pm

Emma Simmonds posted by Emma Simmonds

At first glance everything about Just Jim screams, or rather whispers, unassuming – from its shrug of a title, to its unglamorous Welsh location, to its focus on suburban tedium and schoolyard strife, while at the centre is that most self-effacing of young comedy stars, Craig Roberts. Yet, as is frequently true, it's the quiet ones you've got to keep your eye on, and Just Jim turns out to be surprisingly audacious, not least as it marks Roberts' debut as a writer-director, aged just 24.

Kevin Costner and the fight to be normal

21 September 2015, 3:57pm

Ed Williamson posted by Ed Williamson

America loves its heroes. Kevin Costner was never quite one of those. For a while in the nineties he was the biggest movie star on the planet, but it was rarely for playing exceptional men. Mainly, audiences responded to his sense of decency, stability and quiet strength. Now he’s nothing like the star he was then, back to play another decent, stable and quietly strong guy in McFarland.  Was this his plan all along?

Seven facts you didn't know about Se7en

21 September 2015, 3:21pm

Daniel Bettridge posted by Daniel Bettridge

Get ready to feel old. It’s been 20 years since David Fincher’s smash hit Se7en first hit theatres. The film was a phenomenon on its original release back in 1995, helping to cement the stardom of a certain fresh-faced actor by the name of Brad Pitt; as well as the brilliant Kevin Spacey whose deadly sin obsessed serial killer has gone down in Hollywood history as one of the big screen’s most chilling characters.

Review: Everest

16 September 2015, 1:11pm

Matthew Turner posted by Matthew Turner

If you've seen the trailer for Everest, you will no doubt be expecting a star-studded, nail-biting thrill-ride, set against spectacular scenery. Unfortunately, while it certainly delivers its fair share of both action and spectacle, it short-changes the majority of its characters and fails to scale the required emotional peaks as a result.