Like movies? Those people over at D&CFilm certainly do, which is why, if you like catching the odd flick or two, you should take a peak behind the curtain and see what they’ve been covering. In case you missed them, here are the top film and media stories of this year so far from our brothers in arms D&CFilm
Exeter filmmaker lets imagination run wild with Dartmoor-inspired radio play
Award-winning Exeter filmmaker Ashley Thorpe draws on myths and legends for this Hammereque creations, and that re-brith of British horror has seen him dig deep into Devon legend, particularly The Hairy Hands. For his radio play The Demon Huntsman, Ashley visited the dark tales of Dartmoor again
Filming to start on We Bought a Zoo
The cast is expected to be on site on January 17 for the filming of We Bought a Zoo based on the mémoire We bought a Zoo, written by Benjamin Mee of Dartmoor Zoological Park.
3D: 2010’s Greatest Con
3D does nothing to add to the magic of watching a movie, says Sean Wilson. Instead it drives up ticket prices and fools views into thinking they’re seeing something which adds further immersiveness to the cinema going experience – discuss
Does Zack Snyder want Exeter’s Matthew Goode to be his Superman?
Exeter’s Matthew Goode is set to continue his rise through the movie business and maybe even the stratosphere! The actor who appeared in Watchmen has been linked to the big-budget reboot of Superman. And he’s starring in Jonathan Teplitzky’s Burning Man
MicroLights film training opportunities
MicroLights, the new scheme searching for future film talent in the South West, is looking for a production trainee and an edit trainee
Realm Pictures win the People’s Vote in Raindance and Pepsi Max competition
South Devon filmmakers Realm Pictures have proved a hit with the public, picking up the People’s Vote in a Raindance and Pepsi Max competition that could see them bag £30,000 towards their next movie.
2011 kicks off in superb fashion with 127 Hours and The King’s Speech
With 127 Hours and The King’s Speech starting off 2011, Paul Moxham’s year of time spent in a darkened room – that’s the cinema, to you – is looking bright!
Extras needed for North Devon shoot
Trinity X Productions are after extras for their latest film, which is to be shot in North Devon in February
Tarantino knighted for producing documentary by former Plymouth student
Quentin Tarantino has been knighted by the Hungarian government for his part in producing the documentary Freedom’s Fury by a former student from Plymouth student Megan Raney-Aarons
Plymouth’s i-DAT part of Animated Exeter’s animation extravaganza at Exeter Cathedral
Animated Exeter’s massive illumation event this year is to include the talents of Plymouth’s i-DAT, who will join London-based artists Tundra in created an animated project on Exeter Cathedral
Official plot synopsis for Spielberg’s Devon-based War Horse
The official synopsis of Steven Spielberg’s War Horse, which was shot in Devon, has been released by DreamWorks. The movie is based on Devon writer Michael Morpurgo’s story, who said Spielberg ‘was clearly enthralled by the countryside. He fell for Devon in a big way.
Characters and crew needed for new sci-fi gangster film
Ray Smith is looking for character and crew to help with his new Chelsea Smile film – a dark gangster sci-fi thriller
Torquay-born DP Roger Deakins in his own words
Roger Deakins, the Torquay-born legend of cinematography, has been promoting True Grit his latest film with the Coen brother. Roger’s cinematic backlist is longer and more impressive than most arms, here’s some of his choicest quotes on filmmaking, the film industry and the making of those modern classics he’s been involved with
Return of the Narrative: Golden Globes 2011
The Golden Globes are something to really celebrate this year, says Helen Tope, as they represent some of the most exting work to emerge for a generation
10 films to look forward to in 2011
Look forward to the movies of 2011. Stuart McColl takes out his crystal ball to see the top 10 up and coming movies of the year
Between a rock and a hard place – 127 Hours: review
It’s not often that you start filming when the director says ‘cut’, but then you don’t often get stories like Aaron Ralston’s, which Danny Boyle directed in 127 Hours. Stuart McColl watched the outstanding James Franco in the role Aaron Ralston
Marmite or mumblecore, Monsters is a mind-blowing movie
Monsters is a Marmite movie – you’ll either love it or hate it. Declan Cochran has his mind-blown away by the mumblecore marvel
Latest ‘Best of British’ DVDs reviewed
Tom Leins takes a look at the latest ‘Best of British’ DVD releases, including Outcast, Bonded By Blood, F, and Soulboy
Post-Apocalypse Now! The low-down on The Walking Dead – the year’s hottest TV import
The Walking Dead is the latest high-concept US TV import. A zombie series inspired by the comic book saga by Robert Kirkman, the show has a career-topping performance from Andrew Lincoln along with tension-filled plots. Tom Leins takes a look
Tom Leins takes a look at the most controversial movie of 2010
Tom Leins takes on the most controversial film of 2010 for this batch of DVD reviews, but it doesn’t stop there, along with A Serbian Film, Tom reviews the Battle Royale Limited Edition, and Freakonomics
High on romance: Love and Other Drugs reviewed
Love and Other Drugs is high on romance. Sean Wilson takes at the film which sees Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway become physically and emotionally entwined.
But what about the adults? The Kids are Alright review
The Kids are Alright has been winning critical acclaim as well as audiences, and has been tipped to win Anette Bening an Oscar nomination. Declan Cochran takes at look at the sunny-with-showers film which is an arthouse favourite
The 10 best films of 2010: a year in review
Stuart McColl trawls through his memory banks for the 10 best films of 2010 to come up with a combination of action, emotion and great performances