Empire Presents… BIG SCREEN: Day 3

From extended footage of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy to the first glimpse of Titanic 3D, Empire Presents... BIG SCREEN was literally bursting with movie goodness. I also caught four screenings - Cowboys & Aliens, The Change-Up, the European fans' premiere of Conan the Barbarian and the UK premiere of Fright Night - and will review... Continue Reading →

Empire Presents… BIG SCREEN: Day 2

From extended footage of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy to the first glimpse of Titanic 3D, Empire Presents... BIG SCREEN was literally bursting with movie goodness. I also caught four screenings - Cowboys & Aliens, The Change-Up, the European fans' premiere of Conan the Barbarian and the UK premiere of Fright Night - and will review... Continue Reading →

Empire Presents… BIG SCREEN: Day 1

From extended footage of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy to the first glimpse of Titanic 3D, Empire Presents... BIG SCREEN was literally bursting with movie goodness. I also caught four screenings - Cowboys & Aliens, The Change-Up, the European fans' premiere of Conan the Barbarian and the UK premiere of Fright Night - and will review... Continue Reading →

Cinema’s most adorable animals

I was having a look at Empire's website when I stumbled upon this feature: 14 of Cinema's Most Adorable Animals. Being an animal lover, I decided to read on and see who was included. The usual suspects are there - Lassie, Flipper and the puppies from 101 Dalmations - and I was very happy to... Continue Reading →

Empire presents Big Screen

Main tickets sales open 26th May but as an overexcited movie fan who already put her £10 priority deposit down, I have managed to get myself two tickets to Empire presents Big Screen. Empire has promised it is "a mammouth movie extravaganza indulging visitors in an entertaining, inspiring and exciting experience". Boy am I excited!... Continue Reading →

Jameson Empire Awards Winners 2011

Last night, Sunday 27th March, the Jameson Empire Awards were held in London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Hosted by comedian Dara O Briain, the awards were attended by a range of Empire favourites including Mark Strong, Tom Felton, Tom Hiddleston, James McAvoy and Jonathan Ross. The Empire Icon award was presented to Gary Oldman and, in... Continue Reading →

The Eat Pray Love title treatment

In the February issue of Empire the team gave five films the Eat Pray Love title treatment. My particular favourites were 'Swim Bite Explode' and 'Love Paint Sink'. Though not obvious to begin with, particularly the second, they are spot on. Can you guess what they are? Well, the first one is Jaws and the... Continue Reading →

The Hobbit gets its greenlight

This morning, I woke up to some excellent news courtesy of TheWrap via Empire: The Hobbit has been greenlit, principal photography will begin in February and Peter Jackson will direct, write and produce. "Exploring Tolkien’s Middle-earth goes way beyond a normal film-making experience,” Jackson said in a statement. "It’s an all-immersive journey into a very... Continue Reading →

Ps… Other movies I saw in 2010

I've just clicked on Empire's homepage and a whole host of other summer movies came flooding back. These are the other films I've watched this year at the cinema, in no particular order. As you will see, I have a very ecletic taste though I mostly go see action flicks with the odd romcom thrown... Continue Reading →

Spotlight: Sir Ian McKellen

In this week's "Five Minutes With" on the BBC News website, Sir Ian McKellen talks about how he tries to be relaxed as a person and that he "probably doesn't have enough imagination to be highly-strung". Sir Ian McKellen is one of my favourite actors and one of my "fantasy celebrity grandads", the other being... Continue Reading →

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