Watch the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home

Watch the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home

Marvel has released the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home – and you can watch it right here. The trailer opens with Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) and Peter Parker (Tom Holland) working together on public events in New York after the former’s discovery at the end of 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming that her nephew is Spider-Man. Parker then heads off on a school trip to Europe, but while he’s enjoying himself in Venice, his past…

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World premiere of Morrissey biopic to close EIFF

World premiere of Morrissey biopic to close EIFF

It has been announced that a biopic based on the early life of The Smiths frontman Morrissey will close the 71st Edinburgh International Film Festival. The world premiere of England is Mine, which is directed by Academy Award and BAFTA Award nominee Mark Gill (The Voorman Problem), will be held at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre on Sunday 2 July. It has been confirmed that key cast members will attend the event. England is Mine will take…

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EIFF announces Opening Night Gala

EIFF announces Opening Night Gala

God’s Own Country will open this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival. The British drama, which is written and directed by Francis Lee and stars Josh O’Connor (The Riot Club), Ian Hart (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone), Gemma Jones (Spooks, Bridget Jones’ Diary) and Alec Secareanu, will have its UK premiere at the Festival Theatre on Wednesday 21 June. It has been confirmed that key cast members will be in attendance on the night. The gala screening will…

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Ewan McGregor to attend gala screening of new film in Edinburgh

Ewan McGregor to attend gala screening of new film in Edinburgh

Scottish actor Ewan McGregor is to present his new film, American Pastoral, at a gala screening for the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) in November. The actor best known for his roles in Trainspotting, the Star Wars prequel trilogy and Moulin Rogue will be present on November 2 at the screening of his directorial debut, which is based on the hugely-acclaimed novel by Philip Roth. The screening will take place at the Filmhouse on Lothian Road….

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Review, An Experience with Arnold Schwarzenegger

Review, An Experience with Arnold Schwarzenegger

The story of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s rise to fame, fortune and power reads like one of the most unlikely, muscle-bound fairy tales in the history of pop culture. So, who better to explain how the hell it all happened than The Terminator himself? “This is the story you know, so are you ready for the story you don’t?” teased Arnie, as a glitzy montage of clips from his most memorable films was screened before he walked…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens REVIEW

Star Wars: The Force Awakens REVIEW

Here’s the thing: Star Wars is a bit like a bad relationship. We fell in love with the original trilogy (if we’re old enough), then Jar Jar Binks came along in full-on gloopy CGI and made us want to forget. Not to ignore the fact there were inspired moments of cinema in there, but mostly we remember the prequels for all the wrong reasons. Right? Ok, so perhaps that’s a tad unfair. After all, George Lucas is still…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – first reactions

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – first reactions

The first reviews for Star Wars: The Force Awakens are in and the verdict is… the force is strong with this one. The film debuted last night (Monday) at the Dolby Theatre in LA where celebrities and critics rubbed shoulders on the red carpet. Stars of the film in attendance included John Boyega, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Harrison Ford, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie. Other A-listers who bagged money-can’t-buy tickets included Steven…

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Film of the Week: Brooklyn review + official trailer

Film of the Week: Brooklyn review + official trailer

BROOKLYN (12A, 112 mins) Drama/Romance. Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Julie Walters, Emily Bett Rickards, Eve Macklin, Mary O’Driscoll, Nora-Jane Noone, Jim Broadbent, Brid Brennan, Jane Brennan, Fiona Glascott, Jessica Pare. Director: John Crowley. With plenty of Oscar buzz surrounding it, Brooklyn is one of this year’s must-see movies. Directed by Intermission’s John Crowley and with a screenplay by High Fidelity author Nick Hornby, the big screen adaptation of Colm Tóibin’s historical novel stars Saoirse…

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Watch the first trailer for Disney’s Alice Through The Looking Glass

Watch the first trailer for Disney’s Alice Through The Looking Glass

The eagerly-awaited sequel to Disney’s live-action take on Alice In Wonderland is due in Edinburgh cinemas next spring and, following a series of teasers, the first trailer for Alice Through The Looking Glass has been released. “You’ve been gone too long, Alice. There are matters which might benefit from your attention”, are the eerie first words of trippy trailer, which can be seen below. The follow-up to 2010’s $1 billion-grossing Alice In Wonderland sees Johnny Depp…

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James Franco to release Smiths-inspired album

James Franco to release Smiths-inspired album

Hollywood actor James Franco and his band have penned a record deal and will release an album and film inspired by iconic indie outfit The Smiths. Daddy, a musical partnership between Franco and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Keefe, have already released a song inspired by This Charming Man (see video below). And now, debut album Let Me Get What I Want – titled in reference to The Smiths’ 1984 song Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What…

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