Cinema

Cinema

Pop-up cinema looking to reel in bigger audiences

A GROUP of volunteers have turned a bad situation in Waterlooville into a positive community drive.

Waterlooville
Tom Hiddleston stars in Kong: Skull Island.

Cinema: Tom’s creature feature is much more than just a monster movie

Tom Hiddleston is proving difficult to pin down. He’s just been asked whether he believes creatures such as the Loch Ness Monster really exist.
Cinema
Must-have £4 Primark item selling for ten times its value on the web

Must-have £4 Primark item selling for ten times its value on the web

Tracey Island, Tellytubbies... and now Disney’s Chip purse - all sparking a frenzy among shoppers rushing to grab a rare kids’ toy before they sell out.

Business 6

Top films to watch in March

Take a sneak peek at the top must-watch movies in cinemas this March.

Cinema

WATCH: Warren Beatty and THAT gaffe at the Oscars

It was a moment that will go down in the history of the Oscars - for all the wrong reasons.

Cinema 1
10 great things to do in and around Portsmouth

10 great things to do in and around Portsmouth

Here’s our guide to some of the great events coming up in and around Portsmouth.

Whats on
Picture: Andrew Whyte

PICTURE GALLERY: Portsmouth photographer’s Lego Batman London shoot

He’s taken hundreds of brilliant pictures showing life from the perspective of a one-inch tall Lego character.

News 1
As a youngster, I loved killing time at my local cinema (Flickr: labelled for reuse)

PAUL NEWELL: Dodgy spoilers and even dodgier horror – that was cinema in the 80s

When video recorders were young and before the easy access to films on the cable channels, the cinema was the best, and only, medium to see films.

Heritage
POLL: Which film would you give the Oscar for Best Picture?

POLL: Which film would you give the Oscar for Best Picture?

The nominations are in - and we’d like to know which movie you would pick for a coveted Oscar.

Cinema
Five things that we learned from the Trainspotting 2 world premiere

Five things that we learned from the Trainspotting 2 world premiere

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ll know that Danny Boyle’s follow-up to 1996 classic Trainspotting opens in cinemas across the UK this weekend.

Cinema 1
The late Telly Savalas, narrator of the Portsmouth film, known widely for his role as US police detective Kojak (Wikipedia: labelled for reuse)

THIS WEEK IN 1981: Telly Savalas looks at Portsmouth

‘Telly Savalas Looks at Portsmouth,’ the £36,000 documentary film into which city ratepayers put £7,000, was announced to be appearing on Portsmouth’s silver screens ‘some time in the spring.’

Heritage 2

Andrew Garfield and Emily Blunt on Baftas nominations list

British stars Andrew Garfield and Emily Blunt have been nominated for best acting awards at the Baftas.

Cinema 2
Film of the week; A Monster Calls (12A)

Film of the week; A Monster Calls (12A)

Adapted by Patrick Ness from his award-winning novel, A Monster Calls is a tender coming of age story that will strike a chord with anyone who has lost a loved one to terminal illness.

Cinema 3
Dick Van Dyke to appear in Mary Poppins sequel

Dick Van Dyke to appear in Mary Poppins sequel

Dick Van Dyke has confirmed he will appear in the upcoming Mary Poppins sequel.

Cinema 3

The force is strong with Star Wars fans as thousands flock to Rogue One midnight screenings

Not so long ago, in a cinema not too far away... thousands of Star Wars fans rushed to be the first to see the sci-fi saga’s latest instalment.

Cinema 1
The old ABC cinema, Commercial Road, Portsmouth PPP-161011-164303001

THIS WEEK IN 1974: It wasn’t just movies that went bump in the night at ABC cinema

Something spooky was occuring at a Portsmouth cinema –and it had nothing to do with horror movies.

Portsmouth
Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Katherine Waterston as Propentina, Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski and Alison Sudol as Queenie. PA Photo/Warner Bros.

FILM OF THE WEEK: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (12A) ****

The pixie dust may have settled on Harry Potter’s battle with Lord Voldemort, but author JK Rowling isn’t ready to cast a vanishing spell on her world of wizards just yet.

Cinema
Ewan McGregor as Seymour 'Swede' Levov, Jennifer Connelly as Dawn Dwyer Levov and Ocean James as young Merry Levov. PA Photo/Entertainment Films.

FILM REVIEW: American Pastoral (15) **

If one toxic emotion shepherded Donald Trump to the White House, it was anger: the simmering rage of everymen and women across America, fed up with the self-serving political establishment.

Cinema
Louise Banks (Amy Adams) and Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner). PA Photo/Paramount Pictures/Jan Thijs.

FILM OF THE WEEK: Arrival (12A) ****

Based on a short story by Ted Chiang, Arrival is contemplative science-fiction drama, which imagines mankind’s shambolic reaction to first contact with an otherworldly race, and the dangerous fractures that would appear as nations disagree over the best course of action.

Cinema
Ben Affleck as Chris Wolff and Anna Kendrick as Dana Cummings. PA Photo/Warner Bros.

FILM REVIEW: The Accountant (15) ***

In 1998, childhood friends Ben Affleck and Matt Damon excitedly clutched Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting, an emotionally rich drama about a mathematics genius, who works as a janitor.

Cinema
Load more