Movie Features Editor's Picks

  • Was Elizabeth Banks right to criticize Spielberg? Are his movies too male dominated?

    Earlier this week, Elizabeth Banks criticized legendary director Stephen Spielberg for the lack of female leads in his films. The actress his since apologized, but did she have a valid case? Are Spielberg and fellow male filmmakers guilty of favoring roles for men? Let’s consider…
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  • Where do we draw the line with reboots?

    Hey, guess what’s coming out this year! A Jumanji reboot! Another Friday the 13th reboot! The second Spider-Man reboot in less than a decade! The second sequel to the second Planet of the Apes reboot! You get the idea.
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  • 9 movie campaigns that badly backfired

    Today we reported on one of the worst marketing gaffes in recent times with the new Snow White movie’s offensive billboards, and so let’s look back at some other movie marketing campaigns to have backfired.
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  • Flickreel's 10 Films You Can't Miss in June 2017

    As we move further away from the award’s season, we seem to have found ourselves now entering into the blockbuster one, as producers around the world have to persuade film fans to forget about the sun shining outdoors and go spend some time in the cinema. But with this list of June releases, that shouldn’t be too hard a task – so let’s run through the 10 films you don’t want to miss this month.
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Action Movie Features

  • Baby Driver - Stunt Driving Featurette

    Behind-the-scenes featurette with Edgar Wright and the cast of Baby Driver talking about the real stunt driving in the movie.
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  • Baywatch v Jaws - Movie Mashup

    Baywatch‘s Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron take on the dangerous and deadly shark from Steven Spielberg’s Jaws in our latest movie mashup.
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  • 8 things we hope to see in the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer

    Here’s 8 things we hope to see in the most anticipated trailer of the year.
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  • Why Logan is the most important superhero movie of our time

    **Do not read on if you haven’t watched Logan. Massive spoilers ahead!**

    There are moments in Logan that rip and tear through the audience’s ears like a rabid animal, embodying its titular character in true form. With a runtime that exceeds two hours and a story so hardboiled and mature it feels as if the characters you have been holding close for decades are literally vanishing before your…
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Adventure Movie Features

  • Baywatch v Jaws - Movie Mashup

    Baywatch‘s Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron take on the dangerous and deadly shark from Steven Spielberg’s Jaws in our latest movie mashup.
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  • 8 things we hope to see in the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer

    Here’s 8 things we hope to see in the most anticipated trailer of the year.
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  • The Green-Light | Rogue One's Greatest Gift

    For real drama to take place, it needs characters to go to extreme places.
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  • Transformers: The Last Knight - IMAX Featurette

    The first footage of Transformers: The Last Knight has arrived in this IMAX featurette celebrating the franchise’s 10-year long history with the format.
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Drama Movie Features

  • Saying Goodbye to "The Leftovers"

    The Leftovers has been a journey unlike anything else we’ve seen on television. It’s not just a stellar HBO drama steeped in otherworldly, pitch black fantasy, but also a meditation on life, death and loss.

    Last Sunday’s penultimate episode “The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother)” saw Kevin’s (Justin Theroux) seemingly final trip to the afterlife, or is it a…
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  • Baywatch v Jaws - Movie Mashup

    Baywatch‘s Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron take on the dangerous and deadly shark from Steven Spielberg’s Jaws in our latest movie mashup.
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  • 14 Breaking Bad characters who have appeared in Better Call Saul. Who's next?

    14 Breaking Bad characters have returned for the prequel spin-off series Better Call Saul and so let’s run through them…
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  • Why Logan is the most important superhero movie of our time

    **Do not read on if you haven’t watched Logan. Massive spoilers ahead!**

    There are moments in Logan that rip and tear through the audience’s ears like a rabid animal, embodying its titular character in true form. With a runtime that exceeds two hours and a story so hardboiled and mature it feels as if the characters you have been holding close for decades are literally vanishing before your…
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Comedy Movie Features

  • Baywatch v Jaws - Movie Mashup

    Baywatch‘s Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron take on the dangerous and deadly shark from Steven Spielberg’s Jaws in our latest movie mashup.
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  • The Green-Light | My long, torturous relationship with Trainspotting

    Everyone I’ve spoken to seems to love Trainspotting, and so they should. But twenty-one years after its first release, approximately ten years since my first viewing of it, and two months since my re-watch, why don’t I love it too?
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  • La La Land - Music Featurette

    Lionsgate has released a new featurette on the music of La La Land, featuring stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
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  • Nick Flicks | Was the Internet right or wrong about Ghostbusters?

    The Internet has already made up its mind about Ghostbusters, but are the haters right or wrong?
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Sci-fi Movie Features

  • Why Logan is the most important superhero movie of our time

    **Do not read on if you haven’t watched Logan. Massive spoilers ahead!**

    There are moments in Logan that rip and tear through the audience’s ears like a rabid animal, embodying its titular character in true form. With a runtime that exceeds two hours and a story so hardboiled and mature it feels as if the characters you have been holding close for decades are literally vanishing before your…
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  • The Green-Light | Rogue One's Greatest Gift

    For real drama to take place, it needs characters to go to extreme places.
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  • Transformers: The Last Knight - IMAX Featurette

    The first footage of Transformers: The Last Knight has arrived in this IMAX featurette celebrating the franchise’s 10-year long history with the format.
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  • Luke Cage - Behind the Scenes Featurette

    Marvel and Netflix have released a new behind the scenes featurette for Marvel’s Luke Cage.
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Fantasy Movie Features

  • Saying Goodbye to "The Leftovers"

    The Leftovers has been a journey unlike anything else we’ve seen on television. It’s not just a stellar HBO drama steeped in otherworldly, pitch black fantasy, but also a meditation on life, death and loss.

    Last Sunday’s penultimate episode “The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother)” saw Kevin’s (Justin Theroux) seemingly final trip to the afterlife, or is it a…
    Read More »

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  • 8 things we hope to see in the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer

    Here’s 8 things we hope to see in the most anticipated trailer of the year.
    Read More »

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  • The Green-Light | My long, torturous relationship with Trainspotting

    Everyone I’ve spoken to seems to love Trainspotting, and so they should. But twenty-one years after its first release, approximately ten years since my first viewing of it, and two months since my re-watch, why don’t I love it too?
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  • The Green-Light | Rogue One's Greatest Gift

    For real drama to take place, it needs characters to go to extreme places.
    Read More »

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Thriller Movie Features

  • Baby Driver - Stunt Driving Featurette

    Behind-the-scenes featurette with Edgar Wright and the cast of Baby Driver talking about the real stunt driving in the movie.
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  • Baywatch v Jaws - Movie Mashup

    Baywatch‘s Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron take on the dangerous and deadly shark from Steven Spielberg’s Jaws in our latest movie mashup.
    Read More »

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  • 14 Breaking Bad characters who have appeared in Better Call Saul. Who's next?

    14 Breaking Bad characters have returned for the prequel spin-off series Better Call Saul and so let’s run through them…
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  • The Green-Light | Split and M. Night Shyamalan’s Terribly Exciting Promise

    Something has happened that I thought would never happen again: an M. Night Shyamalan movie has excited me.
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Crime Movie Features

  • Baby Driver - Stunt Driving Featurette

    Behind-the-scenes featurette with Edgar Wright and the cast of Baby Driver talking about the real stunt driving in the movie.
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  • 14 Breaking Bad characters who have appeared in Better Call Saul. Who's next?

    14 Breaking Bad characters have returned for the prequel spin-off series Better Call Saul and so let’s run through them…
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Animation Movie Features

  • Fan.tasia: a Disney movies mashup

    A rather wonderful mashup-cum-music video of almost every Disney movie released since 1989, from Lindsay McCutcheon.
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  • Nick Flicks | Is Finding Dory too familiar?

    Even if it is familiar, Finding Dory is one follow-up that won’t be forgotten.
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  • Nick Picks | Could Ratchet & Clank Be a Stepping-Stone For Video Game Movies?

    Ratchet & Clank by no means breaks new ground for animation. However, it could be seen as a minor stepping-stone for video game movies.
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  • The Ultimate Pixar Easter Egg Unveiled

    Pixar loves to incorporate Eager Eggs into all of their films, but there’s one particular hidden gem nobody has ever been able to catch.
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Horror Movie Features

  • The Green-Light | Split and M. Night Shyamalan’s Terribly Exciting Promise

    Something has happened that I thought would never happen again: an M. Night Shyamalan movie has excited me.
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  • Films of the Year 2016 - Scott's Personal Picks

    It’s that time of the year again when film fans reflect on the year’s highs and lows at the cinema and share their own personal choices of what were the cream of the crop in 2016. So without further ado, here are my favourites of the year (*NB – My list includes films released both in the UK and US in 2016).

    1: La La Land

    When it came to the London Film Festival this autumn, the wave…
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  • Silent Hills in Real Life Part 2 released

    Back in March of this year we ran a story on how a short film adaptation of Konami’s cancelled P.T./Silent Hills – Silent Hills P.T. in real life – might well be the best video game to film adaptation yet? Turns out the team (Oddest of the Odd) weren’t quite done yet with their adaptation, and have now returned with part 2, which you can watch above.

    The film, replete with a not-so-subtle…
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  • The Mummy - Inside Look Featurette

    Universal Pictures has released a new featurette which takes you into the world of Monsters and behind the scenes of its latest action-thriller The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella and Russell Crowe.
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