How the Twilight films changed the world

Throughout history, there have been many successful book franchises that have turned into huge blockbuster films – but none quite as big as the Twilight film series. In 2008, the first film in the series, Twilight, was released after three years of development. This led to a huge film series with films such as New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn Part I and Breaking Dawn Part II. Each film just increased the fan base rapidly and soon became bigger than the previous film. Whilst the film series was

Breakout Brothers (2020) Review

Directed by , Breakout Brothers follows three men as they try to escape from prison in a wild and wacky comedy. Not only was Breakout Brothers a box office success, but the film also spawned two sequels - Breakout Brothers 2 and Breakout Brothers 3... As opens up, there is a cool escape montage animation which really sets the tone for the film with its funky music and eye-catching visuals. Minute one brings a prison riot that is just pure chaos, with three men - Chang Ho Ching (played by ), Mak

Sheffield DocFest 2022: The Best Films To Watch

Once a year, documentary junkies gather together for the illustrious . Not only is this the UK’s leading documentary festival, but it also one of the world’s most influential markets for new and classic projects. Each year, DocFest champions the best in documentaries across film, television and art with exhibitions, film screenings, interviews and its own awards show. From the Thursday 23 June to the Tuesday 28 June 2022, documentary lovers will be given the chance to connect with the medium a

And I Miss You Like A Little Kid (2022) Review

Written and directed by Benjamin Hosking, And I Miss You Like A Kid is a psychological drama showcasing the spiralling relationship of two people in Covid-era Los Angeles. It’s safe to say that everyone struggled throughout the pandemic and in lockdowns, but none quite as much as Jason (played by ) in And I Miss You Like A Little Kid . At the start of the pandemic, he begins dating an enigmatic and beautiful woman named Clarissa (played by ), but the relationship soon begins to fall out of the

The Razing (2022) Review

A planned gathering between a group of estranged friends turns deadly after secrets are revealed and old wounds are reopened in The Razing. As the third film by directing duo and (Arcane & Erskine), follows a group of estranged friends who gather for a night of tradition. Yet when they reunite, it’s very apparent that these are not people who want to be together - and should definitely stay away from each other. Every single character in the friend group is, to put it lightly, weighed down by

Blink (2022) Review

Mary wakes up after being violently pushed from a window, only to find out that she is almost completely paralysed - only able to blink to communicate. Everyone’s worst nightmare is finally realised in film. As one of the first short films to come out of Screen Gems (Sony Pictures’ genre label) and Ground Control’s horror film lab Scream Gems, is a horror film that dives into one woman’s nightmare as she realises that she is paralysed - aside from being able to blink. The latest from , this is

Anastasia (1997) Review

Have you heard? There's a rumour that Anastasia is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year - so what better reason to dive into the animated classic? Once upon a time, was one of the chief animators at Disney known for working on beloved projects such as , and . He ended up resigning from the company and working with and at Fox Animation Studios later throughout his career. Bluth is an icon within the animation world and made some of the genre's most memorable films of all time. One of Blut

Wanted Dead or a Wild: What makes it such a popular slot?

Within the past few months, there has been an online slot that has gripped everyone in the iGaming community. Hacksaw Gaming’s Wanted Dead or a Wild was released in September 2021 and became a blockbuster slot. Despite having strong competition at release with branded slots such as WWE Legends: Link & Win, The Goonies Return and Jurassic World: Raptor Riches, Wanted Dead or a Wild managed to come out on top and remain there. It’s common to find the slot at the forefront of reputable casino lob

Are People Getting Bored Of Ancient Greece?

When people think of Ancient Greece, they think of the grandiose gods, the sophisticated sculptures, the amazing architecture and the important contributions they made to society. It’s no wonder that people throughout history have been fascinated with Ancient Greece. During the Renaissance, there was a cultural shift and a rebirth of ideas from Ancient Greece which led to a newfound love for the time period. Many artists paid homage to Ancient Greece with paintings and sculptures with masterpie

Are People Getting Bored Of Ancient Greece?

When people think of Ancient Greece, they think of the grandiose gods, the sophisticated sculptures, the amazing architecture and the important contributions they made to society. It’s no wonder that people throughout history have been fascinated with Ancient Greece. During the Renaissance, there was a cultural shift and a rebirth of ideas from Ancient Greece which led to a newfound love for the time period. Many artists paid homage to Ancient Greece with paintings and sculptures with masterpie

Old movies that have left a lasting impression on modern culture

Once upon a time, you could only watch movies at the cinema and it was a magical experience. In 1906, the first-ever feature-length film entitled The Story of the Kelly Gang was released under the direction of Charles Tait. Compared to modern standards, the film most likely wouldn’t be as successful today, but it left a lasting impression on modern culture and the film industry itself. Throughout history, there have been many films that have just captivated audiences and completely transcended

Ancient Egypt in popular culture

No ancient culture draws more people in than ancient Egypt – clearly, other mediums agree! Almost everyone on the planet has heard of the ancient Egyptian civilisation and all the glory surrounding it. Ancient Egypt was the most prolific civilization in the Mediterranean world for almost 30 decades. During this fascinating period, a grand civilization just continued to expand. Of course, only the pharaohs and the wealthy side of ancient Egypt got to experience the truly spectacular and fantast

5 dead franchises we’d like to see return

The past few years have seen a huge amount of dead franchises come back to life with reboots, remakes and sequels to long-forgotten gems. There seems to be no stone left unturned when it comes to dormant franchises being revitalised. It’s a tricky topic when it comes to bringing back franchises as there is always a certain pressure to get it just right. Sadly, sometimes these franchises would’ve been better left alone such as the case with Paul Feig’s ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot. In a rare instance,

Why do movie adaptations of video games always flop?

Film and video games have had an interesting relationship, to say the least. Both mediums have experienced judgment for being new and unknown after being initially created. It’s famously known that one of the first films to be shown, The Arrival of a Train by the Lumière Brothers, comes with an urban legend that the film is believed to have sent the audience running away in fear. In the early years of cinema, many were still unsure of this new medium and judged it unfairly. Naturally, video gam

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Review

To celebrate the 5 year anniversary of 10 Cloverfield Lane, we take a look back at the film and see if it holds up today. It’s been over 5 years since the release of and the world still hasn’t quite recovered since it hit cinemas. As the directorial debut of and the spiritual sequel to the found footage film , the film was intended to be a stand-alone event. After jumping into production under Bad Robot, this soon changed. 10 Cloverfield Lane follows a woman named Michelle, played by , who end

Interview With Laurie Barraclough, Director of Hey, Ma

Award-winning writer and director Laurie Barraclough has an incredible talent for creating delicately tender and intimate stories focused on humanity. Whether it’s documentaries, music videos or short films, he never fails to deliver elegant and natural stories. Following the huge success of his second short film, , Barraclough returns to deliver another film called . The focus is on a girl, played by Eleanor Shaw, who ends up following an unknown woman, played by Emily Raymond, who she thinks

Life lessons learnt from Gilmore Girls

Focused on an awesome mother-daughter duo, Gilmore Girls is a show that has impacted so many. From it’s fast-paced dialogue to the heart-breaking moments, it’s a show that’ll life on forever. It’s amazing to think of all the incredible gifts the show gave us, so we had to narrow it down to five. Here are five life lessons learnt from Gilmore Girls. Sure, Rory has many romances throughout the show – but they don’t define her. Gilmore Girls is not about finding a soulmate, it’s about Rory realis

Life lessons learnt from Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Alongside the iconic fashion of Buffy Summers, the hit show taught many a lot more than you’d think. Of course, the show taught women how to kick ass, but also more sombre lessons. Here are 5 life lessons learnt from Buffy The Vampire Slayer. YOU ARE STRONG ENOUGH ALONE After Buffy and Angel break up, she worries that she’s not strong enough to face the horrors of the world. Buffy manages to face them as well as the newly ruthless Angel. It just goes go show that you are always strong enough
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