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.’

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Vin Diesel in xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage.

Cinema: Uncaged at last - Vin Diesel brings action hero Xander back from dead

Vin Diesel turns 50 this year and the mention of this induces a yelp from one of Hollywood’s biggest action men.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bob, and Luke Treadaway as James. PA Photo/Sony.

FILM OF THE WEEK: A Street Cat Named Bob (12A) ****

In Roger Spottiswoode’s life-affirming drama, a stray ginger tabby cat becomes a guardian angel for a homeless street performer, who is struggling to escape the choking grasp of addiction on the streets of London.

Actors Ewan McGregor (front) and Ewan Bremner (behind) running through the streets of Edinburgh where scenes for the new Trainspotting 2 is being filmed.

Warning - graphic content: Official Trainspotting 2 trailer released

The first official trailer for the long-awaited sequel to the cult film Trainspotting has been released.

Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Steven Strange


City streets and landmarks fold in on themselves and rotate and collapse on multiple axes with eye-popping fury in 3D and IMAX 3D.

Cobie Smulders plays Turner and Tom Cruise plays Jack Reacher.


Based on the book by Lee Child, director Edward Zwick’s thriller continues the escapades of the eponymous former major in the Military Police Corps as he exposes greed and injustice.

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James Lyford , 25, Lee-on-the-Solent with Anthony Hopkins

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Transformers stars thank Gosport people for their hospitality

STARS of the latest Transformers saga have said thank you to Gosport for hosting them.

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Tom Hiddleston in High-Rise

Amazon Prime: the best new TV and films in November

November sees everything from Iranian horror to dystopian thrillers hit Amazon Prime UK.

Operator stars Kate Dickie

Ten incredible short films you can watch online for free

It’s common knowledge in the movie industry that short films don’t make money.

Four scary films to watch this Halloween

Four scary films to watch this Halloween

It’s that time of year again, fancy dress parties, trick or treat, apple bobbing but my most favourite...Horror Movie Season.

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FILM OF THE WEEK: Trolls (U) ****

Crammed to bursting with toe-tapping pop ditties courtesy of Simon & Garfunkel, Lionel Richie, Donna Summer and Justin Timberlake, Trolls is 92 minutes of glitter-dusted, computer-animated joy that is virtually impossible to resist.

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