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Remembering Carrie Fisher

The great Carrie Fisher will forever be associated with the Star Wars movies. After all, Fisher played the iconic Princess Leia across six films in the George Lucas-originated franchise. However, there was much more to Fisher than that one role. [...]

December 27, 2021

Director Mike Nichols

Born in Berlin, Germany on 6 November 1931, Mike Nichols started his entertainment career in the 1950 as a standup comedian alongside partner Elaine May. He made his directing debut with 1966’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, a drama [...]

November 6, 2021

Brosnan, Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan turned 68 years old on 16 May 2021. Suave, debonair, charismatic and a great actor, Pierce Brosnan has the perfect combination of what makes a true movie star. Brosnan spent the best part of the ’80s and early ’90s alternating [...]

May 16, 2021

MAMMA MIA! Pierce Brosnan Sings ABBA’s SOS

Phyllida Lloyd’s Mamma Mia! is an excellent jukebox musical that pulls on ABBA’s music and the 2008 film’s classy cast give it their all. Movies In Focus was originally cynical of the film, but i grew to appreciate Mamma Mia. Yes [...]

June 2, 2020

The 2020 Golden Globes Full Nominations List

It’s easy to become cynical when you write about movies. You get to see the good, the bad and the ugly and sometimes that makes you jaded. However, there’s nothing like watching quality movies succeed and when you see the list of [...]

December 9, 2019

Trailer For Steven Soderbergh’s THE LAUNDROMAT

God bless Steven Soderbergh, the patron saint of cinema. He’s one of the few still delivering top-tier movies, where the focus is character and plot – not super powers and spandex. It looks like Soderbergh is going to deliver again with [...]

August 28, 2019

MAMMA MIA: HERE WE GO AGAIN

Movies In Focus started out a cynic, but grew to appreciate Mamma Mia. Yes it’s silly, but it really does work as a piece of entertainment and the cast fully commit to proceedings. Heck, I’ll even admit to owning the soundtrack – just for [...]

May 20, 2017

Full Nomination List For The 2017 EE BAFTA Awards

It’s that time of year again – Bafta time! 2016 had a good selection of films, but La La Land seems to be the big movie this year at the British Academy Film Awards, racking up an impressive 11 nominations. There’s always talk of [...]

January 10, 2017

Obituary: Carrie Fisher 1960 – 2016

Actress and writer Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60 years old. She suffered a heart attack on 23 December on a flight from London to Los Angeles before passing away four days later on 27 December. Fisher will forever be associated with the [...]

December 29, 2016

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