Last month began my monthly feature, You Should Be Reading, with the end of what 2016 had to offer in terms of book adaptations. Now it’s time to step into the new year and to take a look at what adaptations are being released in January 2017. With...
Picture the scene. It’s the end of a press screening for A Monster Calls in one of the biggest cinemas in London – and all you can hear from the assembled critics is a chorus of sniffles. Patrick Ness’s much loved children’s novel has been adapted...
Gareth Edwards’ Anthology epic Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is an AMAZING movie. An absolutely enthralling, bombastically entertaining, big-screen extravaganza which evokes the very best of what blockbuster filmmaking can achieve. We gave the film...
It looks as though the Academy are feeling a little silly after brazenly neglecting to nominate the great Amy Adams for either of her impeccable performances this awards season. After all, she could have been recognised – and rightfully won – for either Arrival or Nocturnal Animals, but it seems as though amends are attempting to be made, as she’s been asked to present an Oscar during next Sunday’s ceremony. Adams joins an... Read more
Gareth Edwards’ enthralling masterpiece Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is currently storming the global box-office, and with good reason: the film is incredible. But a big question upon the lips of many is just how Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic managed to digitally recreate Peter Cushing’s legendary Imperial operative Grand Moff Tarkin, considering the actor passed away in 1994. Well thanks to ABC News, we now have a wider... Read more
Last month began my monthly feature, You Should Be Reading, with the end of what 2016 had to offer in terms of book adaptations. Now it’s time to step into the new year and to take a look at what adaptations are being released in January 2017. With two true stories, one delving into the past surrounding a court trial regarding the holocaust and another focusing on present technology as a man attempts to use Google Maps to find his birthplace... Read more
Picture the scene. It’s the end of a press screening for A Monster Calls in one of the biggest cinemas in London – and all you can hear from the assembled critics is a chorus of sniffles. Patrick Ness’s much loved children’s novel has been adapted for the screen by the author, so its many fans can expect something faithful to the original. Which leaves those who’ve never read it to emerge from the cinema, teary eyed and in bits. Young... Read more
Lists are all too common this time of year, and while our top ten movies of the year and favourite scenes played out in 2016 are certainly of great interest, it is the Forbes top grossing actors list that always brings great interest. This year is no different and is rather dominated by actors featuring in comic book movies, with one female star coming out on top in impressive fashion. Scarlett Johansson is the top-grossing actor of 2016, having starred... Read more
Gareth Edwards’ exhilarating and astonishing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (our full ★★★★★ review can be found right here) has been in UK and US theatres for some seven days now, and chances are you’ve seen it. Perhaps more than once. This writer most certainly has. Now the film has been in circulation for some time, we thought it was apt to comment on something extremely important it promotes: diversity. Now it is widely reported... Read more
Of the upcoming films around Christmas and New Year, we’re certainly eagerly awaiting J.A. Bayona’s A Monster Calls. A film that looks as mesmerizingly beautiful as it does guarantee a truly emotional and gripping experience, its release on New Years Day cannot come sooner. In anticipation for the release of the film, we have a video of one of its stars, Liam Neeson, reading chapter one of the book from which the film is adapted. Who wouldn’t... Read more
Chris Haydon, James Thompson, and Scott Allden of Filmoria gathered to talk about the world’s biggest movie right now, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in this spoiler-filled video. WARNING: this video contains major spoilers. If you are yet to see Rogue One, revisit this video after viewing. Rogue One stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelsen, Riz Ahmed, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, and Alan Tudyk, and is directed... Read more
Gareth Edwards’ Anthology epic Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is an AMAZING movie. An absolutely enthralling, bombastically entertaining, big-screen extravaganza which evokes the very best of what blockbuster filmmaking can achieve. We gave the film top marks in our official review. However, having seen the movie, it is evident that a number of moments from the picture’s heavy promotional campaign actually didn’t make it into the... Read more
We are mere hours away from the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story here in the United Kingdom, and we know many of you will be heading off to see the movie at midnight. Ahead of your trip to cinema, check out our glowing ★★★★★ review of the film, and watch this wonderful new featurette provided by IMAX. Gareth Edwards’ opening statement is both beautiful, and ever so true… From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars... Read more
In a year utterly laden with tedious, inept, and dismally frustrating blockbusters, director Gareth Edwards’ audacious and exhilarating addition to the Star Wars universe provides the Light to Hollywood’s Dark Side. This thunderously exciting and captivating epic occupies the familiar narrative space of A Galaxy Far, Far Away, yet renders a entirely unique and unprecedented vision. For every ounce of glorious fan-service it might provide... Read more
It is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story week here at Filmoria, and to celebrate, we thought it was apt to take a closer look at the Rebels and Imperials who reside in the same narrative timeline as Jyn Erso, Captain Cassian Andor, and the rest of the crew. Disney XD’s ludicrously entertaining Star Wars Rebels is situated next-door to Gareth Edwards’ anthology film, and provides a rich banquet of original and returning characters for audiences... Read more