Tag Archives: Science fiction and fantasy

Is the Han Solo Star Wars spin-off spiralling towards disaster?

Fans have got a bad feeling about the prequel after more reports of on-set turmoil. But recent history suggests we shouldnt panic yet Whoever said theres no such thing as bad publicity was clearly not thinking about the Death Star-sized pulse of negative buzz that has hit Solo: A Star Wars Story over the past Read more »

Summer 2017’s best movies: from Scarlett Johansson’s hen night to Morrissey’s teen years

Pops great miserablist gets a biopic, Scarlett Johansson has stripper trouble, Charlize Theron explodes into ultraviolence, and Union deserter Colin Farrell shakes up a girls school during the US civil war Churchill The first of the years two biopics about Sir Winston. The autumn will see Gary Oldman offering blood, sweat, tears and toil in Read more »

Rogue One: the CGI resurrection of Peter Cushing is thrilling but is it right?

The late Star Wars villains return to the space franchise isnt the first time a star has been digitally brought back to life, but could represent a tipping point for Hollywood We want to scan you, all of you, your body, your face, your emotions, your laughter, your tears. We want to sample you, preserve Read more »

I got Gryffindor pyjamas for my 27th birthday: fans on 20 years of Harry Potter

From academics to school sweethearts, superfans raise a broom to the boy wizard When I was eight, I got my first pair of glasses. Far from being teased at school, the only hassle I got was endless requests to try on my new specs. My father looked at me with suspicion. Had I faked the Read more »

Summer 2017’s best movies: from Scarlett Johansson’s hen night to Morrissey’s teen years

Pops great miserablist gets a biopic, Scarlett Johansson has stripper trouble, Charlize Theron explodes into ultraviolence, and Union deserter Colin Farrell shakes up a girls school during the US civil war Churchill The first of the years two biopics about Sir Winston. The autumn will see Gary Oldman offering blood, sweat, tears and toil in Read more »

Rogue One: the CGI resurrection of Peter Cushing is thrilling but is it right?

The late Star Wars villains return to the space franchise isnt the first time a star has been digitally brought back to life, but could represent a tipping point for Hollywood We want to scan you, all of you, your body, your face, your emotions, your laughter, your tears. We want to sample you, preserve Read more »