Carrie Fisher has sadly died following a heart attack on 23 December. The actress-turned screenwriter is a Hollywood icon with a diverse career beyond her iconic ‘Star Wars’ role as Princess Leia.
2016 has been a pretty lousy year in the real world. We’ve lost countless stars of stage and screen, headlines from around the world have been relentlessly grim, and the less said about global politics the better.Life has been much kinder inside the safe and cosy confines of the cinema, where we’ve been gently reminded that everything will be OK in the end. Here’s Yahoo Movies UK’s favourite films of 2016 collated from the personal Top 10 lists of our most trusted contributors. How many have you seen?Contributors: Ben Arnold, Ben Bussey, Tom Butler, Jody Clark, Ben Falk, Ryan Leston, Stefan Pape, Rebecca Perfect, Ben Skipper, Mike P Williams, Gregory Wakeman, Rob Young.Read moreBest movie moments of 2016Most exciting movies of 2017Worst movie poster Photoshop fails of 2016
Everyone’s favourite Dark Knight is back in 2017’s ‘The LEGO® Batman Movie’, and he’s joined by some familiar faces – and voices – that are all showcased in these new character posters.
2016 has been a great year for cinema but it's also seen some vintage movie bloopers. Even the biggest, most expensive Hollywood blockbusters have fallen prey to the curse of the film howlers, so with help from our pals at MovieMistakes.com here are some of the biggest on screen gaffes of of the last 12 months.Warning, plot spoilers within.
Christmas isn’t all ho ho hos, mince pies and presents under the tree – there’s a dark side to the festive season that many movies like to indulge in.
Dwayne Johnson is not short on charisma or confidence, which probably helped him get behind the mic for Disney’s animated epic ‘Moana’, in which he knocked out a surprisingly decent tune in ‘You’re Welcome’, a song that’s basically about being awesome (watch a snippet above). Adams wasn’t your typical stage-school educated actress wannabe, content with a career in acting/singing/dancing/whatever – in fact, she got her start performing dinner theatre shows and working in Hooters. Although she sang in her school choir, Adams didn’t have to test her lungs on screen until Princess Gisele felt musical in ‘Enchanted’, but she needn’t have worried – she more than did justice to Alan Menken’s music, particularly the none-chirpier ‘Happy Little Working Song’.
There’s a fairy obvious reason you won’t find this 1993 Frank Marshall movie when browsing through your plane’s movie catalogue – there’s a honking great plane crash in Act 1, which leaves an entire Uruguayan rugby team stranded in the Andes. Sure, on the surface, this Peter Weir movie appears to show the upside of surviving a plane crash. Think positive! Jeff Bridges accepts that his death is imminent as his plane plummets towards the ground, but when he survives, his fearlessness is seen as an asset – that is, until he starts prancing around on rooftops, convinced of his own immortality.
Critically-acclaimed teen comedy ‘The Edge of Seventeen’ hits UK cinemas on 30 November and to celebrate we’re thrilled to bring you an exclusive new clip starring Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld (‘True Grit’, ‘Pitch Perfect 2’) and Blake Jenner (‘Glee’, ‘Everybody Wants Some’).
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ooky, and they’re celebrating a quarter of a century: ‘The Addams Family’ is 25 years old.
Amma Asante’s stirring new drama ‘A United Kingdom’ hits cinemas on Friday 25 November, and to celebrate we’ve got an exclusive new clip that showcases one of the film’s key moments.
If you didn’t manage to catch Ron Howard’s superb Fab Four documentary ‘The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years’ during its limited theatrical run, now is your chance as it’s out on DVD and Blu-ray this week.
Dick Powell’s 1956 epic ‘The Conqueror’, however, was such a movie – a fatally miscast and directionless bore that forever tarnished the career of star John Wayne, bankrupted RKO Pictures and potentially contributed to the deaths of scores of its own cast and crew. Nobody sets out to make a bad movie, let alone one of the most critically reviled movies of all time, so to understand ‘The Conqueror’, you have to go back to see how bad decision upon bad decision led to it being made.
The movies make everything look so glamorous, but in reality, we quickly find out that Hollywood gloss has ruined even the most basic social interactions. These are the things that the movie says are real, but the sad fact is these clichés just don’t work… Phone calls In the movies: The hero finishes his telephone conversation and abruptly hangs up the receiver without saying goodbye. In real life: You exchanged pleasantries at the start of that phone call and you’ve got all the information you needed: the where, the when and the why. ...
Batman Vs Superman director Zack Snyder has spoken about his excitement at unveiling DC’s core trio of superheroes on screen together for the first time.
At a reading of ‘The Hateful Eight’ this weekend in LA, Quentin Tarantino revealed he's still working on the supposedly scrapped screenplay.