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Virgin Movies: Best Of August 2014

19 August 2014, 12:01pm

Virgin Movies posted by Virgin Movies

We're knee-deep in the summer holidays so movies for all the family just keep on coming: check out this little lot! Click through to watch them online or select 'Catch Up & On Demand' then 'Movies' on your Virgin Media TV.

Review: Million Dollar Arm

18 August 2014, 4:41pm

Matthew Turner posted by Matthew Turner

The true story behind Disney's unabashedly heart-warming sports drama practically screams its own pitch, given that it is essentially Jerry Maguire meets Slumdog Millionaire. Fortunately, the combination of Craig Gillespie's assured direction and Thomas McCarthy's (The Visitor) terrific script ensure that the film is so much more than that somewhat reductive tag-line suggests and the result is worthy of that most sought-after of accolades, "the feel-good movie of the year."

Review: Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

18 August 2014, 4:21pm

Neil Alcock posted by Neil Alcock

It's nine years since Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller grabbed a handful of the latter's graphic novels off the bookshelf and splattered them onto the screen for 2005's Sin City. Comically gory and with katana-sharp style, it plundered film noir for a refreshing, modern take on the genre. Nearly a decade on, the sequel arrives with the same bag of tricks stashed in its trunk, but without a single new idea to use them on.

Luc Besson's Lucy arrives at the multiplex this week. The movie stars Scarlett Johansson as the titular character, a drug mule who gets accidentally infected with an experimental substance that gives her superhuman powers. It's an intriguing premise; it's also a pretty unique one seeing as how female fronted superhero films have been conspicuous by their absence at the cinema in recent years.

With three Marvel movies to his name, it's time we got to know the man beneath the mask. So here are 20 facts that you (probably) didn't know about Captain America.

Why Robin Williams was one in a million

13 August 2014, 3:23pm

Nathan Ditum posted by Nathan Ditum

Many people now mourning the loss of Robin Williams first encountered the actor and comedian during childhood. There's something about the energy Williams had, the purity and joy of his unrestrained comic performances, that spoke strongly and directly to children. Like many, I would watch Mork And Mindy for a flash of these moments, waiting out the story, the parts when other actors were speaking, ready for Williams to be on, for when he lit up.

To err is human, to forgive divine. Luckily, Hollywood is full of people who are convinced they're God, which means most stars' sins can be consigned to the digital archive of history. Most stars, anyway…

Killer stats for The Raid 2

12 August 2014, 3:16pm

Virgin Movies posted by Virgin Movies

The Raid 2 is available now on Virgin Movies, so to celebrate we rounded up some of the most killer stats from the movie...

Robin Williams found dead at 63

12 August 2014, 7:57am

Virgin Movies posted by Virgin Movies

Actor and comedian Robin Williams has been found dead at his home in California after allegedly ending his own life.

Review: The Expendables 3

11 August 2014, 3:52pm

Matthew Risley posted by Matthew Risley

Like Transformers, The Smurfs and Adam Sandler 'movies' (brow-arching apostrophes very much intended), reviews will likely have little impact on deciding who actually goes to see The Expendables 3.