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Interview with Dominic Cooper and Toby Kebbell

26th May 2016 | Films

Interview with Dominic Cooper and Toby Kebbell

Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia, The History Boys, Captain America, Dracula Untold) is King Llane Wrynn, ruler of Stormwind and a beacon of hope for his people in times of darkness in the new film Warcraft: The Beginning.

Alongside him, Toby Kebbell (Wrath of the Titans, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Fantastic Four) is Durotan, a noble orc who is battling to save his people from the vengeful Shadow Cancil and, ultimately, the destruction of their world.

Warcraft: The Beginning tells the story of Azeroth, an extraordinary world where light and dark marget are the life force. Ruling over the human realm is King Llane (Dominic Cooper) and Lady Taria, both of whom reside in the peaceful city of Stormwind. The peaceful kingdom of Azeroth is looked after by a council of mages known as the Kirin Tor - elite spell-casters who maintain the balance of power from the clouds in faraway Dalaran.

All is peaceful and pleasant, until young mage Khadgar decides to rebel against the Kirin Tor in the search of a higher truth. Now, Azeroth is on the brink of war and their destiny could change forever.

On the other side of the planet, Draenor serves as the home to tusked warriors known as the orcs. They are monoliths of combat, born to fight and bred to survive. But the orc planet is dying and, if their kind is to survive, they must abandon their homes and travel to another world. If it must be conquered in order for them to survive, so be it...


James Gilmore interviewed Dominic Cooper and Toby Kebbell about the new movie Warcraft: The Beginning.

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Interview with Duncan Jones

26th May 2016 | Films

Interview with Duncan Jones

Behind the multi-award winning films Moon and Source Code, Duncan Jones is a proven name in the world of film.

Following a difficult year which saw his father (singer-songwriter David Bowie) pass away, Duncan is back with an adaptation of the popular video game, World of Warcraft.

Warcraft: The Beginning is an epic fantasy film starring Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Dominic Cooper and Toby Kebbell (to name a few from the large cast).

Azeroth is an extraordinary world where light and dark marget are the life force. Ruling over the human realm is King Llane (Dominic Cooper) and Lady Taria, both of whom reside in the peaceful city of Stormwind. The peaceful kingdom of Azeroth is looked after by a council of mages known as the Kirin Tor - elite spell-casters who maintain the balance of power from the clouds in faraway Dalaran.

All is peaceful and pleasant, until young mage Khadgar decides to rebel against the Kirin Tor in the search of a higher truth. Now, Azeroth is on the brink of war and their destiny could change forever.

On the other side of the planet, Draenor serves as the home to tusked warriors known as the orcs. They are monoliths of combat, born to fight and bred to survive. But the orc planet is dying and, if their kind is to survive, they must abandon their homes and travel to another world. If it must be conquered in order for them to survive, so be it...

James Gilmore interviewed Duncan Jones about the new movie Warcraft: The Beginning.

Review: Anomalisa

23rd April 2016 | Films

Review: Anomalisa

You know a movie has taken care in expanding its realism when, during a sex scene, one of the characters bangs their head against the backboard of the bed. You know it has taken even more care when you’re watching Charlie Kaufmann’s Anomalisa and you know that all the movements you see are stop-motion animation and have been painstakingly created by hand.

Plastic figurine Michael Stone (voiced by David Thewlis), a successful businessman, goes on a business trip to Cincinnati to give a talk. From the airport he goes to the hotel, where he calls up an ex of his, whom he had rather tenuous relationship with. After she gets angry at him and leaves, he meets two women, one of whom which, Lisa (voiced by Jenifer Jason Leigh), he is particularly to and has a one night stand with. This is hardly the stuff of a classic Hollywood blockbuster.

However, this is not a classic Hollywood blockbuster. For fans of Charlie Kaufmanns particular brand of middle-aged men having existential crises (Being John Malkovitch, Adaptation) this movie is for you. It is a lot more of the subtly of this movie where its brilliance lies. This movie is the most real to life movie I have ever seen. The meticulous care that is taken over every detail is astonishing, but it is especially the more trivial things that really make you smile. The elements of real life, everything from the shower being too hot and then too cold to the awkward conversations that happen between taxi drivers and their passengers is spot on and makes you laugh as you see the real absurdity of life and a celebration of mediocrity.

Another draw is David Thewlis as Michael Stone. He is completely uninteresting in his acting, which doesn’t…