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Interview with Orlando Bloom

5th May 2017 | Films

Interview with Orlando Bloom

Once one of the CIA's top interrogators, Alice Racine's (played by Noomi Rapace) career was sidelined when she failed "to unlock" a prisoner in time to save the lives of dozens of innocent people from a terrorist attack.

Now leading a quiet life in London as a caseworker, Alice is unexpectedly called back into action when the CIA apprehends a suspect believed to have direct knowledge of another imminent attack.

And that is where the adventure begins.

Noomi Rapace is very much the star of this film, but she wasn’t doing interviews and Hollywood A Lister Orlando Bloom was.

Best known for being Orlando Bloom, you may also recognise his face on things such as every magazine ever, many bedroom walls (in the form of posters) and, you know, the internet.

In the world of film though, Orlando Bloom broke through as Legolas in the epically successful franchise Lord of the Rings and also stars in The Hobbit, as Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean and 2001’s Black Hawk Down.

He also played a role in a small Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet... jealous of Leo perhaps?

James Gilmore interviewed Orlando Bloom about new film Unlocked and his thrill for stunts and adventure.

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James Gilmore interviews Orlando Bloom

James Gilmore interviews Hollywood A Lister Orlando Bloom about new film Unlocked and his thrill for stunts and adventure. (3 minutes)

Review: Ghost In The Shell

29th March 2017 | Films

Review: Ghost In The Shell

2017 has been a very good year for films thus far. With Logan and Get Out sweeping the cinemas in March, many have been eagerly anticipating the release of Rupert Saunders’ Ghost In The Shell starring Hollywood’s very own Scarlett Johansson.

It was interesting to say the least.

Saunders’ adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s critically acclaimed 1989 anime of the same name, was always going to be risky. Film’s such as DragonBall: Evolution (2009) for example, have not fared well with making the anime to real life conversion. With that in mind Ghost in The Shell was a good attempt to replicate the anime’s original essence.

Scarlett Johansson plays the robotic heroine “The Major” who defeats criminals with her human mind and robotic body, granted by Hanka Robotics, on the streets of 21st Century Japan. Despite her success, she still feels incomplete. She wants to know about her life as a human prior to her transformation. She has questions that require answers. Thus the film focuses on The Major’s “Ghost In The Shell” (pun intended) through an array of trials and tribulations until the answers she sought after are revealed. Is it good or bad? Well you will have to watch the film to find out that question!

With a budget of over $120 Million, the production was stunning. Watching it in 3D, even the small features of the film, things out of focus or on the side of the screen etc., were crystal clear and allowed you to feel like you were part of the film itself. I hope this will translate in the 2D Screenings too, but that is not certain.

The storyline was a little predictable. Without giving away any spoilers, the film’s narrative is very linear.…

Review: Star Wars: Identities Exhibition

24th March 2017 | Films

Review: Star Wars: Identities Exhibition

Star Wars is the phenomenon that gripped the world in 1977 and doesn’t seem like it will let us go anytime soon.

It began with the release of the first film: Star Wars (titled Episode IV: A New Hope, in 1981). The next film is to be released this year and it is the 10th instalment in the franchise and the 2nd film in the sequel trilogy; which started off with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015.

The Star Wars: Identities exhibition is being hosted at The O2, London until September, allowing a unique glimpse into the characters of the Star Wars universe.

The exhibition allows you build your very own Star Wars character from scratch. Walking into the exhibition, you are given a wristband to wear along with an ear piece. The wristband allows you to, throughout the experience, go up to 10 checkpoints and build your character. Checkpoints vary: from encouraging you to choose your species; (the choices range from an Ewok, a Zabrak, a Twi’lek to a Gungan to name a few) to choosing what abilities you wish to develop. All checkpoints culminate in personalised character that you can them email to yourself; allowing you to save it forever.

While creating your hero and enjoying that interactive experience is amazing, the real gem of the exhibition is the insane collection of around 200 costumes, props and artwork from the Star Wars films. Nothing is a replica! The production sketches, the originals of course, were beautifully rendered drawings. You get to see Han Solo in carbonite; the real one. There are Stormtrooper outfits on display, alongside Darth Vader and Yoda. The best part is the absolutely amazing Star Destroyer model – the level of detail was…