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Robert Zemeckis Adapting Roald Dahl's The Witches

Source: Empire Online News

Nicolas Roeg brought Roald Dahl's tale of witchcraft and child endangerment to life in 1990, but the fact that a solid adaptation of the books already...

Date: 20th June, 2018

Alex Kurtzman Expanding The Star Trek TV Universe

Source: Empire Online News

Following on from the recent change at the top for Star Trek: Discovery, with show-runners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen Berg shown the airlock and fell...

Date: 19th June, 2018

Dr Dre Planning Marvin Gaye Biopic

Source: Empire Online News

The attempt to bring the life of soul master Marvin Gaye has been exasperating Hollywood for years now – the likes of Cameron Crowe and F. Gary Gray...

Date: 19th June, 2018

First Creed II Poster Online

Source: Empire Online News

Though it seemed for a while as though the Creed sequel was a fever dream unspooling on Sylvester Stallone's Instagram page, Creed II is a reality, an...

Date: 19th June, 2018

Stephen Merchant Joins Jojo Rabbit

Source: Empire Online News

Though he's been shooting the film for a couple of weeks now, Taika Waititi is still adding to the cast of his latest, Jojo Rabbit. Via Stephen Mercha...

Date: 19th June, 2018

Sam Mendes Directing World War I Drama 1917

Source: Empire Online News

With the Bond films now firmly in his rearview mirror, Sam Mendes is looking to move on to other things. He's now set up a new film, striking a deal w...

Date: 18th June, 2018

Sammy Davis Jr Biopic In The Works

Source: Empire Online News

The complicated, fascinating life of one of the great entertainers of the last century, Sammy Davis Jr. is one that should surely fuel a great biopic...

Date: 18th June, 2018

Will Ferrell Starring In Eurovision

Source: Empire Online News

Following the success – though it's harder to quantify given the company doesn't release official viewership numbers, yet keeps handing out fresh de...

Date: 18th June, 2018

Kurt Russell And Alexis Bledel Starring In Crypto

Source: Empire Online News

Cryptocurrency has become a hot topic in recent years, with Bitcoin and the like catching public attention. So naturally, the concept is slipping into...

Date: 17th June, 2018

Incredibles 2 Is Super At The US Box Office

Source: Empire Online News

Pixar's latest, a long-awaited sequel to one of its most popular and best movies, is proving to be... what's the word... it's not coming to us... Real...

Date: 17th June, 2018

Empire Podcast #317: Alfred Molina

Source: Empire Online News

He was the first person to betray Indiana Jones. He had the power of the sun in the palm of his hand. And he holds the record for having the most Leg...

Date: 15th June, 2018

Sicario 2: Soldado – Exclusive Images

Source: Empire Online News

In 2015 Denis Villeneuve cemented his growing reputation as one of the smartest and most thrilling directors working today with Sicario, a brutal mora...

Date: 14th June, 2018

Werner Herzog Attached To Direct Fordlandia

Source: Empire Online News

Werner Herzog famously – perhaps that should be infamously – knows a little something about filming in the Amazon. So he feels like the right choi...

Date: 14th June, 2018

Wesley Snipes Joins My Name Is Dolemite

Source: Empire Online News

Last week, we reported on Eddie Murphy nabbing the lead in a new biopic that would tell the story of musician and actor Rudy Ray Moore. With the came...

Date: 14th June, 2018

New Trailer For The Grinch Online

Source: Empire Online News

The latest take on that Christmas-hating, food-stealing all-round grump The Grinch is headed our way at the end of the year, with Benedict Cumberbatch...

Date: 14th June, 2018

Latest Reviews

Jurassic Park

Man and dinosaur never walked the earth at the same time - let's face it, dinosaurs became extinct about 65 million years ago and man is relatively new to the planet. Yet man likes to mess with nature and try to recreate things that should just be left alone....

Date: 1st June, 2015

Ghostbusters 2

Ah Ghostbusters… these will always be a favourite of mine so I’m going to always be a little biased. I remember seeing this film in the cinema and loving every minute of it. But I was only 10 years old. Does it still hold up now? I would say yes, but maybe not so much when compared to the original...

Date: 17th May, 2015

Labyrinth

Siblings are annoying and sometimes we just wish they would disappear so that we could be an only child. But what if they were stolen by the Goblin King?...

Date: 16th May, 2015

Hook

How many of us spent our childhoods jumping out of trees, off swings and into the air in the hope that we too would take to the skies and fly off to Neverland......

Date: 26th April, 2015

Calamity Jane

Cowboys – check. Indians – check. Tomboy who turns out to be downright perdy – check. Well I’m sold! What? It’s also a musical. Bring it on....

Date: 5th April, 2015

The Italian Job (1969)

I’m going to pretend that the remake didn’t happen because this film needs no modernised version. Four million dollars – through a traffic jam. It’s a brilliant idea from writer Troy Kennedy Martin, a classic piece of British cinema that keeps giving....

Date: 15th March, 2015

The Belle’s of St Trinian’s

Before Rupert Everett donned the wig and skirts for the dual role of Miss and Mr Fritton in the 2007 film St Trinians, there was Alastair Sim....

Date: 15th March, 2015

Mary Poppins

The film that children will always remember Julie Andrews for, and everyone will snigger at Dick Van Dyke's terrible cockney accent (especially the British!)....

Date: 15th March, 2015

A Shot in the Dark

The only (proper) Inspector Clouseau film to not reference the Pink Panther in any way shape or form, and to be honest, will always be the best of the bunch. This is Peter Sellers at his comedic best....

Date: 19th February, 2015

Daffy Duck – Duck Dodgers and the 24½th century

This is one of the most famous of all the Looney Tune cartoons ever made, and for me one of the funniest. It's the one that I remember Marvin the Martian from the most. Daffy Duck is so much fun as well....

Date: 15th February, 2015

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Latest Features

Iconic Scenes – T-Rex Encounter (Jurassic Park)

This scene has been so perfectly done that it still to this day hasn't been matched. It has a perfect use of a mixture of animatronics and CGI, unlike today where everything would have been CGI. This is what truly has made the special effects stand out....

Date: 5th September, 2015

Greatest Intros - Superman (1978)

Oh what an intro! Nothing has been so respectful and yet bring some new as well as the Richard Donner's Superman. You knew from the beginning that you were going to get something special!...

Date: 5th September, 2015

Iconic Scenes – Airport Scene (Casablanca)

One of the most beloved scenes ever filmed. The script and acting is all done perfectly. The special effects of the plane unfortunately have not aged...

Date: 1st September, 2015

Should Disney make any more Star Wars films?

Later this year, the start of a new trilogy will be released, and next year we have a spinoff film, called Rogue One. The question is do we really want or need any more Star Wars films?...

Date: 4th June, 2015

Is Citizen Kane still the greatest film ever made?

Considering how old Citizen Kane is and how much filmmaking has evolved over the years, it does seem a little strange that this could still be called the greatest film ever made....

Date: 31st May, 2015

Why the Dark Knight Trilogy was so overrated!

There have been many versions of Batman, with another coming our way in Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. So I thought we would look at the last version, which was very successful....

Date: 29th March, 2015

How the Star Wars Prequels story could have been improved

The way Star Wars prequels are right now worked in some points but were lacking in others. I personally found them reasonably enjoyable, bearing in mind I wasn't expecting Oscar winning performances. All I was expecting was to be entertained, and have my nostalgia peaked with the birth of Darth Vader....

Date: 16th February, 2015

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