TV Review: Follow The Money

Rating: BBC Four is the place to be for Scandinavian drama at the minute. Following on from the success of The Bridge, River, and Trapped (which I reviewed last month), this month sees the DVD and Blu-Ray release of the latest Nordic Noir & Beyond TV series, Follow The Money. After concluding on BBC4 on […]

TV Review: Trapped

(Published on HeyUGuys) Rating: Arrow Films is pleased to announce the release of the complete first season of the thrilling Icelandic crime drama, Trapped. The series concluded on BBC Four on 12th March, and follows previous Nordic Noir hit drama series, The Bridge. Originally titled Ófærð, and created by the directed of last year’s theatrical […]

6 Of The Best: Literary Adaptations

(Written for HeyUGuys) If you’re a fan of literary adaptations then no doubt you’ll currently have your head stuck in a copy of Joyce Maynard’s emotional coming-of-age novel Labor Day, Nick Hornby’s heart-warming suicide drama A Long Way Down, or maybe even Veronica Roth’s debut dystopian Divergent. What we’re looking forward to most, however, is […]

DVD Review: I’m So Excited

Rating: Written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, I’m So Excited is a Spanish ensemble comedy set aboard an aeroplane heading to Mexico City. When a technical failure endangers the lives of those on board and it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers look to forget the anguish […]

6 of the Best: Wes Anderson Films

(Written for HeyUGuys) Currently filming his latest comedy-drama The Grand Budapest Hotel, which is set to star an ensemble cast including Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, and Saoirse Ronan, Wes Anderson has been producing quirky dramas for almost twenty years now. Director, screenwriter, actor, and producer of features, short films and commercials, Anderson’s work is mostly […]

DVD Review: 10 Years

(Written for HeyUGuys) Rating: Directed by writer Jamie Linden and serving as his directorial debut, 10 Years follows a group of friends who come together for their 10-year high school reunion. Jake (Channing Tatum) is preparing to propose to his girlfriend Jess (Jenna Dewan-Tatum), his ex-highschool flame Mary (Rosario Dawson) has already married, husband and […]

DVD Review: Hotel Transylvania

(Written for HeyUGuys) Rating: From Sony Pictures Animation and directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, Hotel Transylvania tells the story of Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler), the owner of the monster hotel, who invites some of the world’s most famous monsters – including Frankenstein (Kevin James), Frankenstein’s wife Eunice (Fran Drescher), werewolf Wayne (Steve Buscemi), Wayne’s wife […]

TV Review: Misfits (E4) – Season 4

(Written for HeyUGuys) Rating: When Series 3 of the British science fiction comedy drama Misfits came to an end this time last year, it was difficult to imagine what could happen next and which characters would even return if the series were to continue. With the revelation that most of the cast would not be […]

DVD Review: Life Just Is

(Written for HeyUGuys) Rating: Written and directed by Alex Barrett, serving as his feature directorial debut and premiered at this year’s Edinburgh Film Festival, Life Just Is follows four university graduates living in London – Pete (Jack Gordon), Tom (Nathaniel Martello-White), Claire (Fiona Ryan) and Jay (Jayne Wisener) – who find themselves having trouble making […]

Exclusive Clip of John Krasinski & Olivia Thirlby In ‘Nobody Walks’

(Written for HeyUGuys) This month sees the release of an exclusive clip, released by Magnolia Pictures, for Ry Russo-Young’s latest drama, Nobody Walks, which he co-wrote with the brilliant Lena Dunham, creator of HBO’s sex-fuelled comedy Girls. Winner of the Special Jury Prize for Excellence in Independent Filmmaking at this year’s Sundance, jointly with James […]

DVD Review: Jeff, Who Lives At Home

(Written for HeyUGuys) Rating: Directed and written by Jay and Mark Duplass and premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, Jeff, Who Lives At Home follows slacker Jeff (Jason Segel) who is dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his mother, Sharon (Susan Sarandon). Set across one day, Jeff is determined to […]

3 New Images of Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace in ‘Passion’

(Written for HeyUGuys) Rachel McAdams (The Vow) and Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) feature in the five new images for Brian De Palma’s erotic thriller, Passion, which have been released this week on Toronto International Film Festival’s official website as the film was added to their Galas and Special Presentations line-up.

Let’s Remix This Business: New TV Spot for ‘Pitch Perfect’

(Written for HeyUGuys) I like the way you work it, no diggity. This week we have the new TV Spot for Jason Moore‘s upcoming comedy musical, Pitch Perfect, and it’s sure to get you singing along. Adapted from Mickey Rapkin‘s non-fiction novel of the same name, the idea came from the senior editor at GQ […]

First Powerful Trailer for Paul Dano In ‘For Ellen’

(Written for HeyUGuys) Debuting at Sundance earlier this year, we have the first trailer for So Yong Kim‘s (Treeless Mountain) indie drama For Ellen. Steming from Kim’s desire to understand her own father, For Ellen follows aspiring rockstar Joby Taylor (Paul Dano) who, in the midst of a low period in his life, agrees to […]

DVD Review: Bel Ami

(Written for HeyUGuys) Directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod with screenplay by Rachel Bennette, Bel Ami is a British period drama based on the 1885 French novel of the same name written by Guy de Maupassant. Premiered as an Official Selection at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival, the film chronicles the life of […]

Blu-Ray Review: Forever Marilyn Collection

(Written for HeyUGuys) Rating: Marking the 50th anniversary of the Hollywood legend’s passing, the Forever Marilyn Collection is a four-disc set showcasing some of the most treasured cinematic moments of Marilyn Monroe’s career with Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, The Seven Year Itch, and Some Like It Hot. From some of Monroe’s […]

First Image Of Saoirse Ronan In WW3 Drama ‘How I Live Now’

(Written for HeyUGuys) This week we have the new image for the latest feature effort from Kevin Macdonald, How I Live Now. Adapted from Meg Rosoff‘s award-winning young adult novel of the same name that was first published in 2004, the film follows Diasy (Saoirse Ronan), a New Yorker staying with English cousins when World […]

Anthony Hopkins Climbs Aboard The Ark for Darren Aronofsky’s Noah

(Written for HeyUGuys) The cast for Darren Aronofsky‘s Biblical retelling of Noah just keeps getting better and better, with Sir Anthony Hopkins becoming the most recently announced to board the ark. Hopkins, best known for his role as Hannibal, will play Noah’s grandfather, the 900-year-old Methusaleh, who dies seven days before the Great Flood.