The Week In Screenings Part LCII

Friday, August 31 2012
The Week In Screenings Part LCII

The last week has all been a bit of a blur, there’s been so much happening that it’s odd to stop and actually be back at work. Along with the launch of the Scala Beyond season, which I took part in as part of The Duke Mitchell Film Club, the fifth birthday night for The […]

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Battle Stations

Friday, August 17 2012
Battle Stations

With Universal gearing itself up for the retail release of its tentpole release Battleship, launching, among other things, a 40 second spot on TV this weekend (you can see it in all its glory below), Blockbuster was making the most of its exclusive rental window by hosting a special event. The retailer organised a special […]

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The Week In Screenings Part LXI

Tuesday, August 14 2012
The Week In Screenings Part LXI

Just one screening for our regular correspondent Alex Kidd this week, but when it’s as bombastic as this outing, then it’s all we need. Here he offers his thoughts on the hugely video-friendly The Expendables 2. A very busy week for me last week, but sadly only one film screening to write about, the rest […]

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The Week In Screenings Part LX

Tuesday, August 7 2012
The Week In Screenings Part LX

Last week he was in New York, but after catching up with the one new release he’d yet to see, our regular screening correspondent Alex Kidd previews a month’s worth of big events at the Scala Beyond season, the sequel to last year’s event celebrating the legendary London rep cinema. Here’s his latest thoughts… After […]

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Brawl In The Game

Monday, August 6 2012
Brawl In The Game

July 2011 and The Raygun, along with hordes of other film fans, are queuing in the pouring rain outside XOYO, a relatively new venue in London’s fashionable east end, for the premiere of Hobo With A Shotgun. It’s organised the event as part of a brief theatrical campaign for the launch of the film. Brief […]

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The Week In Screenings Part LIX

Thursday, August 2 2012
The Week In Screenings Part LIX

New York, New York, so good they named it twice. Also so good that Alex Kidd regularly returns to one of his favourite cities. And what does our regular screening correspondent do when he’s in the Big Apple? He goes to see more films – talk about a busman’s holiday. Here’s his report on what […]

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The Week In Screenings Part LVIII

Tuesday, July 17 2012
The Week In Screenings Part LVIII

From the ridiculous to the sublime this week for our regular screening correspondent Alex Kidd – as he saw The Raygun’s Tim Murray’s somewhat feeble Trek-based knowledge cruelly exposed before going on to see a brace of cracking films; one just opened at cinemas and one on the way. Here’s his latest postcard from in […]

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The Week In Screenings Part LVII

Monday, July 9 2012
The Week In Screenings Part LVII

A busy week again this time around, but a lot of the films I watched were embargoed, meaning I can let you know how they were until much later in the year. The only film I can actually talk about this week is The Amazing Spider-Man which I caught over the weekend. As always I […]

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The Week In Screenings Part LVI

Wednesday, July 4 2012
The Week In Screenings Part LVI

Less time in the multiplex for our regular screening correspondent Alex Kidd this week, who’s seen a documentary, a forthcoming crime biggie and also helped kick off this year’s Film4 FrightFest with an overnight queue and a screening, as well as hosting his own monthly club and meeting the duo who helped him launch that […]

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The Week In Screenings Part LV

Tuesday, June 26 2012
The Week In Screenings Part LV

A brace of films for our regular screening correspondent Alex Kidd to report on this week, one advance screening, the other a just-released theatrical biggie. Here’s his thoughts in his latest missive, as well as a trailer for his next night of trailers… First film this week was the horror thriller Chernobyl Diaries, which follows […]

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The Week In Screenings Part LIV

Tuesday, June 19 2012
The Week In Screenings Part LIV

From screening room, to multiplex and back again, our regular screening correspondent has seen another batch of current and forthcoming releases and here’s his latest missive from the front line…  This week was a really busy one, five films over five nights, which always makes the week go very quickly, though two of the films […]

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The Week In Screenings Part LIII

Tuesday, June 12 2012
The Week In Screenings Part  LIII

He’s still on a high from Prometheus, but our regular screening correspondent Alex Kidd has still managed to take in a fair few flicks over the past week, ranging from documentaries about obscure singer songwriters from the 1960s, through to some of the current biggies. Here’s his latest missive from the frontline of London’s screening […]

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The Week In Screenings Part LII

Wednesday, June 6 2012
The Week In Screenings Part LII

The week started off with an event I’d been really looking forward to, the launch of the new Scala season, this time around it’s called Scala Beyond. The legendary Scala cinema, located in Kings Cross through the 70s and 80s, inspired a brilliant film season across London last year in the shape of the Scala […]

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The Week In Screenings Part LI

Tuesday, May 29 2012
The Week In Screenings Part LI

After a relatively barren run, our regular screening correspondent Alex Kidd was thrust headlong into a busy week, with Nazis from the past and the future, Mexicans, boy scouts and a special event to mark the reopening of Leicester Square. Here’s a full report on his seven days in London’s screening rooms, multiplexes and, this […]

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The Week In Screenings Part L

Tuesday, May 22 2012
The Week In Screenings Part L

He’s been penning his thoughts on films he’s seen at multiplexes, arthouses and screening rooms over the past seven days for more than a year now, but we can’t remember a time when our screening correspondent Alex Kidd has only seen one film in a week. But that’s what’s just happens, here’s his latest report… We’ll […]

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