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Secret Cinema Back to the Future

It didn’t get off to the best start, with the first week of shows cancelled and angry fans taking to social media in their droves to vent their frustrations.

The view from the ferris wheel over the replica Hill Valley town square in Stratford. Pic: Secret Cinema/Laura Little

About a mile from Hackney Wick station, improbably overlooked by the sleek glass-front of the Westfield mega mall, sits a replica of the small Californian town of Hill Valley circa 1955.

Jenna Coleman and Peter Capaldi attend the Doctor Who London premiere Q&A at the BFI Southbank  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Take a deep breath, there’s a new Time Lord in the TARDIS, and he’s nothing like the man you expected…

Charlie Pittman as Danny and Brodie Mayhew as Sandy in the children's theatre company's production of Grease. Photo: Mike Kwasniak

My wife, something of a Grease aficionado, has given various stage versions the thumbs down over the years. But last night she was up bopping and hand-jiving with everybody else.

Screening of Norfolk Mind's video 'The Bigger Picture' at the Forum. Photo: Bill Smith

A new film and video project has been unveiled in Norfolk to help tackle mental health stigma and discrimination.

Michael C Hall, known for his award winning TV role in Dexter, as Richard Dane in Cold in July.

Based on the novel by Joe R Lansdale, Cold In July is a gripping thriller about a family man, who is unwittingly drawn into a deadly conspiracy after an uncharacteristic act of violence.

Film review: Edge of Tomorrow

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Edge of Tomorrow

The concept of a time loop is not an original one and there are strong flavours of Bill Murray’s Groundhog Day, Jake Gyllenhaal’s Source Code and even Adam Sandler’s 50 First Dates in Tom Cruise’s latest sci-fi blockbuster.

Norwich Film festival organisers Rob Drury, Kellen Playford, Katy Quigley, Emmaa-Louise Smith and Danielle King get ready for this weeks viewings.
Photo by Simon Finlay.

As an occasional cinema-goer, I was not sure what the evening held in store.

Sam Claflin in The Quiet Ones. Picture credit: Nick Ansell/PA Photos.

He only graduated from drama school five years ago, but Ipswich-born, Norwich-raised actor Sam Claflin, who is worshipped by teens the world over for his role in The Hunger Games, already has a string of Hollywood roles under his belt.

Film of the week review: Noah

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Noah

The story of Noah and his three sons unfolds across six chapters of the book of Genesis.

Event pix 13/3/14

The sex-crazed-alien-in-female-form-who-lands-on-Earth genre has a less than illustrious history. From Lifeforce to Species to various efforts featuring a surfeit of tentacles, they are never quite as much sordid fun as you would expect.

The Butler

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Future Cinema are screening family friendly matinees of Ghostbusters, photo Al Overdrive

For a child growing up in the 80s it was one of the biggest films around, so Future Cinema’s new Ghostbusters screening was always going to be a nostalgic affair.

Inside Llewyn Davis, the newest film from Oscar-wining Coen brothers, is one that hits the right note - resoundingly so.

Film review - Thor: The Dark World

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in Thor: The Dark World. Picture: Jay Maidment© 2013 MVLFFLLC

Can you have too many superhero films? Not according to Marvel, who bring back Thor for his third outing on the big screen.

Film review: Don Jon

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Director Joseph Gordon Levitt attends the Don Jon screening during the 57th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon West End. Picture: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for BFI

Like plenty of actors before him (Ben Affleck and Clint Eastwood to name but two), Joseph Gordon-Levitt has made his directorial debut.

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