London Cinema Listings


One look at London’s cinema listings, and you are wonder-struck at the sheer number of films Londoners devour every week. More than 120 movies are showing in London’s theatres at any given day, and about 80 films release there every week.

London cinemas screen almost everything under the sun, including classics, world cinema, short films, and Bollywood. BFI Southbank (located on Belvedere Road) is a big name for serious movie buffs. BFI Southbank was formerly called the National Film Theatre, is operated by the British Film Institute, and is also known for its screening of classics and foreign cinema. It also hosts the London Film Festival.

BFI IMAX, meanwhile, is the biggest screen in Britain. It is over 20 metres high and 26 metres wide, has 11,600 watts of digital surround sound, and seats 500. BFI also takes credit for being home to London’s smallest screen: the BFI South bank Studio has just 38 seats. Apollo Piccadilly Circus, Odeon Mezzanine, and Empire Leicester are other small-capacity cinemas.

Art movie connoisseurs need no introduction to Curzon, an art-house cinema chain has 6 cinemas across London. Independent films are patronized by Curzon as well.

Odeon Cinemas is one of the largest chain of cinemas in Europe, and has about 26 cineplexes in London. The Odeon West End in Leicester Square has hosted the London Film Festival for many years.

Another popular name to reckon with for cinemas is Riverside Studios, located on the banks of the River Thames (Hammersmith, London). Riverside is known for its double-bill screenings of foreign language and independent films. It hosts foreign language film festivals, too.

There are places where you can watch a movie child-free (at the Over 18s screenings), and places (for e.g., he Electric, Rio, Picturehouse, Rue, Odeon) where you can watch a film with a baby.

If Hindi movies are your staple, then head to the Himalaya Palace, Southall, Upton Park Boleyn, Harrow Safari or Willesden Belle Vue; or any of Cineworld’s cinemas at Feltham, Staples Corner or Ilford.

Interestingly, there are increasingly more things to do in London at the cinemas, than merely watch films. You now get to breathe in some culture in the city’s cinema halls some being Odeon, Curzon Cinemas and BFI – which have started screening opera and ballet. In fact, the Royal Opera House has launched a venture that will see some ballet and opera performances being screened in over 700 cinemas worldwide.

Four Dish Cinema Movies & Dish Hd Patinum Package Free Preview


DISH Cinema Movies

Film fans will have a movie holiday to celebrate this July as DISH Cinema offers customers four movies in SD and HD for just 99 cents each from July 1st through July 7th! Movies are available on both Pay-Per-View and Video On Demand.

Alice in Wonderland
Hot Tub Time Machine
Shes Out of My League
Green Zone

Plus, 83 other movies (also available in SD and HD from $4.99 to $6.99), including Oscar-winning hits such as Avatar and The Blind Side as well as Sherlock Holmes, Valentines Day, Shutter Island and more will be available on DISH Cinema during the first week of July.

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By: Francis David

Cambodian Documentary Wins Cannes Prize for Innovative Cinema

The Disco Biscuits - City Bisco - 10/5/12 - The Mann Center for the Performing Arts - Philadelphia, PA - Photo © Dave Vann 2012

CANNES – A documentary using small clay figurines to tell the story of how Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh’s family perished under the Khmer Rouge regime won the top prize in the second most important competition at the Cannes film festival on Saturday.

L’Image Manquante (The Missing Picture) was among the 18 films that premiered in the Un Certain Regard category that was set up to encourage emerging and innovative filmmakers and run alongside the main competition at the world’s top film festival.

Panh, 49, a prolific filmmaker whose films concentrate on the brutality in Cambodia when an estimated 1.7 million people were killed during the 1975-79 Khmer Rouge regime, said the prize was important for his country.

For a country that has emerged from its difficulties and years of war, it is important to say we are still alive,” Panh told Reuters after receiving his award at a red carpet ceremony in the French Riviera resort.

The jury led by Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, whose film Jagten (The Hunt) won Mads Mikkelsen the best actor award at Cannes last year, described the documentary as one of the most powerful films I have seen in many years”.

The runner-up was Omar by Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad, a political thriller involving Palestinians living under Israeli occupation in which a young baker, Omar, is tortured by Israel’s secret police to betray his friends.

Omar, which was shot in the West Bank and Israeli-Arab town of Nazareth last year, received a standing ovation at its premiere as the first film fully funded by the Palestinian cinema industry.

It is the only festival that I think still cares about different films,” said Abu-Assad, known for the 2005 award-winning film Paradise Now, as he received his award.

Another director in Un Certain Regard to get a standing ovation was Iran’s Mohammad Rasoulof who was jailed in 2010 for anti-regime propaganda but came to Cannes this year with Manuscripts Don’t Burn, shot in secret in his home country.

The non-professional actors of La Jaula de Oro (The Golden Cage), a film about three young Guatemalans trying to cross the Mexico-U.S. border from director Diego Quemada-Diez won an award for best cast.

Venezia E La Festa Del Cinema


Quest’anno, 2013, il festival del Cinema di Venezia festeggia la sua settantesima edizione, con un programma ricco di sorprese e proiezioni affascinanti.
La presentazione stata fatta in grande stile considerata la ricorrenza, con la direzione sapiente di Andrea Barbera.
Tra le novit pi importanti di questa edizione, che vedr Bernardo Bertolucci presidente della giuria per i film nella categoria In concorso, c quella che si chiama Venezia 70 Future Reloaded.
Gli addetti ai lavori hanno chiesto a 70 registi di tutto il mondo di realizzare un cortometraggio tra i 60 e i 90 secondi, in totale libert creativa. Tali cortometraggi saranno poi proiettati durante la mostra e resi disponibili in rete a competizione conclusa.
I generi che saranno presenti alla Mostra spaziano dallhorror (come la produzione australiana di Wolf Creek 2) al documentario, dal film danimazione (uno su tutti, Kaze Tachinu di Miyazaki) al 3D, che aprir e chiuder la manifestazione rispettivamente con Gravity (di Alfonso Cuarn, con Sandra Bullock e George Clooney) e Amazonia (di Thierry Ragobert).
I temi trattati sembrano essere influenzati dal fenomeno della crisi, non solo intesa dal punto di vista economico, che caratterizza la societ attuale. Una delle tematiche pi presenti lesplosione del nucleo familiare, la sua frammentazione, le assenze che ne segnano la sua fisionomia.
Tra i film inglesi “Philomena” di Stephen Frears, interpretato da Judi Dench; Terry Gilliam con The Zero Theorem (Christoph Waltz e Matt Damon su tutti); Under the Skin, del regista britannico Jonathan Glazer, trasposizione cinematografica dell’opera letteraria omonima dell’autore francese Michel Faber, con Scarlett Johansson che interpreta la strana protagonista.
Per gli italiani Gianni Amelio parteciper con Lintrepido, Emma Dante presenter l’opera di vocazione teatrale Via Castellana Bandiera e infine il documentario sul Grande Raccordo Anulare Sacro GRA di Gianfranco Rosi, che insieme al film americano di Errol Morris The Unkown Known: the Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld, costituisce una prima assoluta per il film-documentario nella categoria In Concorso.
Tanta carne al fuoco come per questo Festival del cinema a Venezia e sorprese tutte da scoprire direttamente nella magnifica citt marittima.

Zac Efron Stars In 17 Again On Directv Ppv Cinema


Now available on Satellite TV Pay Per View Cinema, the same day its released on DVD, is the teen comedy 17 Again, starring heartthrob Zac Efron.

In the movie, Efron plays Mike O’Donell, a high school basketball star who seems to have everything a college scholarship, popularity, and a beautiful girlfriend. But all of that changes when his girlfriend Scarlett reveals that shes pregnant. Suddenly all of Mikes aspirations are dashed and we fast forward twenty years later. Mike (now played by Matthew Perry) and Scarlett (Leslie Mann) are separated, and Mike is living with his software genius nerd best friend Ned (Thomas Lennon). We also learn that Mikes relationship with his own teenaged children is nonexistent, and his job is at a standstill. Praying for a change after he is passed up for a promotion, Mike meets a mysterious janitor who transforms him back to his glory days and suddenly Mike is 17 (and played by Zac Efron) again.

Posing as a new student named Mark, Mike infiltrates his childrens school and learns things about them that he never knew. He also visits an unsuspecting Scarlett and rediscovers all the things that initially made him fall in love with her. Of course it should come as little surprise to anyone who watches movies that Mike will eventually learn some things about himself that will make him a better husband, a better father, and appreciate life as he never did before.

I saw this movie initially when it was released to theaters in April and I remember thinking Cute, but I could have waited for DVD. Its chock-full of the stereotypes that weve come to expect in these teen comedies (the jock bully, the trio of cheerleader temptresses, the final showdown at the basketball game with that one chance to make the winning basket), but it still works, mostly due to Efrons charms. Now that he is stepping outside of the Disney mold, Efron is proving himself to be much more than just a pretty face. He shows some surprising dramatic chops here (most notably during the speech he gives to a judge in a courtroom at the end) and I think he has a long career ahead of him as an actor in more serious roles. Leslie Mann is somewhat underused, but she is still good here, and I always appreciate seeing her in comedies (she also appeared in The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and this summer’s Funny People.)

I think Efron fans will be tempted to give this five stars before they even see it, but if other people give it a chance they will see there is a little more than meets the eye in Efrons talent. 17 Again had heart and it wasnt crass, and I think its a movie the whole family can enjoy. Sometimes a little sugary sweetness is actually kind of endearing.

By: Frank Bilotta

Where To Get Real Home Cinema Seating


Home cinema seating has been available for a pretty long time now, and there are several diverse options for the purchaser who is looking to create their perfect home cinema.

An option, that some people go for (for the most part because they view it as the only option) is the big recliner style home cinema chair, similar to those notably sat on by Joey and Chandler in Friends! The primary obstacle using this type of chairs is its bulk. It is simply so huge that within a average home cinema garage conversion, you possibly can only fit in 1 or 2 chairs. It is usually incredibly expensive – a large reclining leather home cinema chair can cost upwards of a thousand pounds.

Groups of these types of seats are also obtainable, however once more they’re costly and use up an awful lot of room.

You can even use ordinary sofas & chairs, like you would have in your lounge. But this does not in that case classify your home cinema as being a cinema – it just seems like a lounge with no windows! And once more, bulk is a problem, because you will be unlikely to fit a lot of chairs into the limited quantity of space that you have. Furthermore if you’d like to gather relations & friends round for movie nights and big sporting events, the very last thing you should do is to ask people to sit on the ground.

You can find nowadays another choice – simply purchase the exact seats you sit on in the local cinema! There are several benefits to this. You’re able to fit a lot of these home cinema chairs in a comparatively small room. Organizations that sell these chairs additionally make available design and installation services, therefore they’ll tell you how many that you can fit in your home cinema space, and will install them for you. This assists you to you to take full advantage of every single cm of space.

If you’re budget conscious when searching for home cinema seating, these home cinema chairs could also be a incredibly good way of making a big saving, without compromising on stylishness & comfort. You’re even able to buy factory refurbished cinema seats which have previously been installed in multiplexes at considerable mark downs, from under 100 per chair. Envisage having the ability to kit out a ten-seater home cinema and spend lower than 1000 on home cinema seating.

To search out this sort of home cinema seating, take a look around the internet and dont overlook to check on ebay to check what is offered, you may get a tremendous bargain.