Here are the best original movies, TV shows, shorts and documentaries to watch on Disney+ when it launches on 24 March.
Secret Cinema returns for its biggest event to date. Fans of Romeo + Juliet do not want to miss out on the party of the summer.
2017 has been a vintage year at the cinema offering something for everyone. 2018 is shaping up to be just as exhilarating with new Star Wars, Marvel, and Mission: Impossible movies on the horizon, along with new pictures from some of the best filmmakers around including Steven Spielberg, Paul Thomas Anderson, and Steve McQueen.Here’s our look at the most exciting new movies to look forward to in 2018.Read moreThe most disappointing movies of 20172017’s best movies2017’s most underappreciated movies
From action blockbusters to classic Christmas films, this is your perfect guide to the best movies to watch this festive season.
Habibullah Ali's efforts to digitally restore thousands of lost movies have turned him into the savior of Afghan film history.
'Alien: River of Pain' tells the tragic tale of the residents of LV-426 before Ripley and the Colonial Marines arrived in James Cameron's sequel.
Films about King Kong have a chequered history – for every great Ray Harryhausen stop-motion battle, there’s a cheesy cash-in featuring the mega-monkey’s offspring. Kong survives the fall from the Empire State Building, is fitted with an artificial heart – yes, really – then falls in love with a Lady Kong and has a kid with her.
One of the finest acting talents working today, Tom Hardy has shown that he can take on a range of roles and knock them all out of the park. It’s a huge ask for any actor to captivate an audience solo for the entire span of a film, but Hardy manages this difficult task with deft skill in Steven Knight’s low-fi drama. The entire film follows Hardy’s Ivan Locke as he drives from Birmingham to London and experiences as number of life-changing phone calls from his mistress, his wife and his boss.
If you went into the 2011 Ryan Gosling film expecting a pedal-to-the-metal action flick, you were probably disappointed, even if the resulting drama was still one of the best movies that year. Investment banker Andrew Greene sued the Scorsese movie for using his likeness in a character called Nicky Koskoff, played by actor P.J. O’Byrne, who’s one of Jordan Belfort’s (Leonardo Di Caprio) greedy, amoral trader posse.
Born Deleriyes Joe Cramer, the young actor must have thought he was on the road to stardom when he scooped the lead aged 12, following roles as Tom Selleck’s son in 1984’s ‘Runaway’ and opposite Daryl Hannah in 1986 caveman drama ‘The Clan of the Cave Bear’. Once David is sent into the future, he finds himself face-to-face with his formerly younger brother, who’s now a spotty teenager.
‘Casino Royale’ was released back in 2006, so we look back the crazy anti-Craig fan reaction that greeted the announcement he would take over from Pierce Brosnan as 007. The trolling began the moment Daniel Craig arrived by speedboat at the London press conference unveiling him as the new James Bond – wearing a life jacket. Immediately, so-called 007 fans started whinging that James would never be such a wuss, clearly confused that the ‘Layer Cake’ star was a 37-year-old actor from Chester and not a real secret agent.
Lovable Goonies giant Sloth is about as iconic a movie character as it’s possible to be, but the man behind the make-up lived a tragic life worthy of its own Hollywood story.
Two films take Felton to second place – ‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’, which made over £320million worldwide and a meta-appearance as himself in Russell Brand comedy ‘Get Him To The Greek’. There’s also his early work in movies like ‘Anna and the King’ to consider and this year’s Jesus-themed drama ‘Risen’ earned a solid £37m from a £16m budget.
The five biggest hits of 2001 included the first Harry Potter, ‘Shrek’ and ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ and ‘Rush Hour 2’ – with nary an A-lister between them (audiences didn’t go to see ‘Shrek’ because of the names in the voice cast and while Jackie Chan is a huge star in Asia he remained a comparatively niche name to Western viewers). Tom Cruise’s ‘Vanilla Sky’ barely scraped to $100m and new (cheaper) stars were beginning to emerge and stake their claim like Matt Damon, George Clooney, Vin Diesel and Reese Witherspoon.
Launched in 1995, the annual Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue was originally intended to round up the industry’s hottest young stars on a spectacular Annie Leibovitz-shot cover. Most of the ones they picked have gone on to A-list careers – but not all of them…Image credits: Vanity Fair/Annie Leibovitz
Since Uncle Walt released his first full-length movie in 1937, Disney has been the pre-eminent animation studio in the world. A 10-year veteran of Disney, Don Bluth struck out on his own in 1979 after getting angry at the way the company was being run.
They’re family favourites which have satisfied generations of kids and fuelled some awesome drunk karaoke. But which Disney animated movie song is the most popular?We used Spotify to see which Mouse House film tunes had been streamed the most. Which is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below. N.B. Stream numbers correct at time of writing.- The three things banned from Disney movies- 10 classic kids movies in-jokesImage credits: OutNow, Getty, Rex_Shutterstock
Benedict Cumberbatch is great as the sorceror supreme, but did you know there was a failed 1978 CBS TV pilot about the Doctor? We find out more.
When the cast of the 1998 WWII movie was sent to boot camp to prepare by Steven Spielberg, things almost went spectacularly pear-shaped. “It was the worst experience of my life,” said Edward Burns, remembering his time in a Hertfordshire boot camp while sitting a few months later on the set of ‘Saving Private Ryan’. Determined to make his movie as authentic as possible, director Steven Spielberg hired legendary movie military advisor and former U.S. Marine Corps Captain Dale Dye (pictured below on right with Hanks and Spielberg) to whip the main actors into shape before shooting started.
The plots of ‘Inferno’ author Dan Brown’s books are always packed full of secret symbols and shadowy organisations. The crux of the mystery at the heart of ‘The Da Vinci Code’ is that Christ has descendants and they are the real Holy Grail, protected by a holy order called the Priory of Sion founded in 1099. This hypothesis was pushed by the authors of the 1982 book ‘The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail’ who subsequently sued Brown unsuccessfully for pinching large swathes of their work.