Mufasa and Simba in The Lion King. Photograph: Disney

With stunning scenery of Africa and some talking wildlife, Disney dropped its first full-length trailer for its realistic-looking remake of The Lion K(...)

  The Lion King, the Jon Favreau-directed  re-imagining of Disney’s  1994 animated classic, will be in cinemas in July 2019. Photograph: Disney

The first trailer for the upcoming live-action retelling of The Lion King has been released. Starring Beyoncé as Nala and musician and actor Donald Gl(...)

By early 2020 Idris Elba  will be 47. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

First things first. Idris Elba is not about to be named as the next James Bond. It is unlikely Idris Elba will ever play James Bond. And there is not (...)

Sherlock Gnomes, Watson, Gnomeo and Juliet in Sherlock Gnomes from Paramount Pictures and MGM.

The movieverse is littered with horrible boyfriends: Hugh Grant in Bridget Jones, Josh Harnett in The Virgin Suicides, Anthony Michael Hall in Edward (...)

John Boyega is the centre of attention. No wonder. He both produces and stars in Pacific Rim: Uprising. The folk behind the sequel to Guillermo Del To(...)

Rooney Mara plays an intelligent Mary Magdalene

 It is, in one sense, easy to see what the makers of this mildly revisionist biblical drama were going for. Garth Davis’s film is here to inform (...)

The King’s Speech

It seems tasteless to talk about money in the wake of the accusations still buzzing around Harvey Weinstein’s walking corpse. But business will contin(...)

Chitewel Ejiofor with director Steve McQueen

Solomon Northup was a violinist living with his wife and two children in upstate New York when, in 1841, hired goons kidnapped and transported him to (...)

12 Years a Slave

To say that Steve McQueen’s lacerating drama is the best American film about slavery is to say very little. It is sobering to note that, throughout it(...)