I HAD a dream that writer-director Ol Parker's sequel to the feel-great ABBA jukebox musical Mamma Mia! would recapture the giddy abandon of the first film, which smashed box office records in the summer of 2008 and had me dancing with fellow audience members of my local multiplex.
SCREENWRITER Sergio G Sanchez, who penned the script to the 2007 Spanish horror The Orphanage, makes his directorial debut more than a decade later with a supernatural period thriller, which delights in confounding expectations when we least expect it.
THIRTY years after Bruce Willis defied logic and gravity to thwart Teutonic terrorists in Die Hard, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson performs similar acts of vertiginous heroism in writer-director Rawson Marshall Thurber's high-rise, lowbrow adventure.
THE odds of a lightning strike on the same spot, 14 years apart, are astronomical so perhaps we shouldn't be surprised that the long-awaited sequel to Disney Pixar's masterpiece falls tantalisingly short of the genius of its predecessor.
OVER the past couple of weeks I’ve been digging deep into 'Woodfall: A Revolution In British Cinema', the new BFI boxset celebrating the importance that small production company had on the development of UK cinema in the first half of the 1960s.
AGED just 16, Art Parkinson has already had an exciting acting career and rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest names in showbiz, including Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Dwayne Johnson and Ralph Fiennes – not to mention fellow cast members of Game of Thrones, the global smash hit series in which he has had a central role since 2011.
HUMANS weren't the only casualties in the Belfast Blitz during the Second World War: In 1941, 33 animals at Bellevue Zoo were ordered to be killed lest they escape from their enclosures into the wilds of north Belfast during air raids.