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DVD Review: Ryan Gosling In Nicolas Winding Refn’s DRIVE

Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive is a stripped down action-thriller for the art-house crowd, the perfect antidote to Hollywood’s overly glossy car movies like The Fast and the Furious franchise or Gone in Sixty Seconds. Based on James Sallis’ [...]

March 3, 2012

The Town Writer Feels The Need For Speed With TOP GUN 2

Peter Craig, Ben Affleck’s co-writer on The Town has been hired by Paramount Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Skydance Productions to pen the next script for Top Gun 2. Tom Cruise is eager to get another Top Gun film off the ground, and [...]

March 3, 2012

The Monkees Singer Davy Jones Dies

While Movies In Focus is (obviously) mainly a movie site, the passing of The Monkees’ Davy Jones at the age of 66, has to be mentioned. A massive group in the 1960s, The Monkees featured British born Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael [...]

February 29, 2012

Review: Douglas Schulze’s MIMESIS: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

Lately, mainstream horror has been in the doldrums; studios seemingly appear to only want to remake older films, hoping that name recognition will draw audiences. Recent years have seen films like A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Thing and The Wolfman [...]

February 28, 2012

Interview: Screenwriter Christopher Kyle

Christopher Kyle is an interesting writer. He’s quite prolific at writing plays, but he’s only written a few screenplays that have been turned into films. It’s interesting that these features should include K-19: The Widowmaker and Alexander [...]

February 26, 2012

DVD Review: The Artist’s Jean Dujardin Stars In ‘CA$H

Jean Dujardin is now best known around the world for starring in Michel Hazanavicius’ Oscar nominated silent film The Artist. However, the French star has had a successful career on his home soil, starring in a string of successful comedy films, [...]

February 24, 2012

DVD Review: Owen Wilson In Woody Allen’s MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

It’s pretty much standard to hail every new Woody Allen film as a “return to form”. Now, Midnight in Paris may not be vintage Allen, but it is one of his finer efforts in recent years, and like many of Allen’s films over the last decade or [...]

February 24, 2012

WRATH OF THE TITANS Oblivion Trailer And Images

The marketing machine for Wrath of the Titans is really beginning to ramp-up, now that the film is approaching its March, 30  debut. A new trailer for the film has been released and a few new images for the Sam Worthington starrer have also been [...]

February 24, 2012

DIE HARD 5 Has Its John McClane Jr – Is It A Good Thing?

At this point in cinema it has become the norm to team an ageing action icon with a younger co-star. We’ve seen it with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and to a lesser extent with Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol, now it [...]

February 24, 2012

James Bond Goes IMAX In SKYFALL

It looks like it’s all change for the James Bond franchise, as the next instalment, Skyfall is going to be shown on IMAX screens.It’s hard not to think that Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol‘s near $700 million gross had something [...]

February 23, 2012

Woody Harrelson In The James Ellroy Penned RAMPART

Rampart, directed by Oren Moverman and starring Woody Harrelson opens in the UK tomorrow (24th February). Harrelson has had fantastic reviews for the film, which was written by crime novelist James Ellroy. Read the official synopsis below: [...]

February 23, 2012

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