Articles Tagged 'Movies'

Jaeden Lieberher stars as Alton in Midnight Special.

Psychic Powers: Which Movies Handle Them Best?

Super powers are ten a penny nowadays. No movie is complete without someone’s arm or head extending beyond its natural capacity or a hero using superhuman strength to trash a truck or unearthly speed to pin a villain to the floor. Midnight Special, on the other hand, opens in theaters today and has already been heralded by […]

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WATCH: Play ‘Find the Brit’ in This Weekend’s Releases

At long last it’s finally the weekend, which means you have another chance to play Find the Brit at the multiplex. This weekend, you’re sure to be a winner because there are plenty of British actors to be spotted. Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz pops up as a megalomaniacal witch in Oz the Great and Powerful, the […]

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Play ‘Spot the Brit’ in This Weekend’s New Movie Releases

Playing every Anglophenia reader’s favorite game, Spot the Brit, is going to be easy at the megaplex this weekend. Five movies that opened today (Oct. 5) star English or Irish actors or otherwise boast a British connection. Here’s a quick rundown: Taken 2 Irish-born Liam Neeson karate chops and shoots his way through Taken 2, […]

Elizabeth II: Screening the Queen

Queen Elizabeth II has reigned longer – 60 years compared with 44 – than namesake Elizabeth I, but the current monarch trails her predecessor when it comes to the number of times she has been depicted in movies. Then again, the Virgin Queen herself never starred in a movie, much less shot one. That’s exactly […]

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Five Irish Films for St. Patrick’s Day

The first Irish movie I ever saw starred Scotsman Sean Connery. It was a revival showing of Darby O’Gill and the Little People, a 1959 Disney film that worked overtime to be charming and had a plot involving leprechauns. Connery, in his pre-James Bond phase, even sang: St. Patrick’s Day may be upon us, but […]

‘This Means War’: Is Tom Hardy Leading Man Material?

Newly-minted British movie star Tom Hardy gets his first chance to top-line in a big-budget studio film with This Means War, a comic action romance opening on today (February 17). He gets equal billing (though his name is listed third) with established stars Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine (Star Trek). Not bad for a guy […]

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