Captain Phillips Tom Hanks stars as Richard Phillips, a real-life sea captain whose ship was boarded and hijacked by Somali pirates – and the actions that the heroic captain took to save his crew mates lives. Speaking about the film, Richard previously said: "When I met him [Tom Hanks] I told him if he's going to play me he's going to have to put on a little weight and get a little better-looking and he did neither". Despite the film being a huge success, some crew members argued that it portrayed the captain as more heroic than he actually was, claiming he was partly at fault for the attack thanks to his "insistence on being fast and making money ... [getting] the Alabama within 250 miles of the Somali coast". … [Read more...] about 29 amazing films based on true stories on NOW TV, Netflix and Amazon Prime
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New to Sky Cinema The Goldfinch On paper, THE GOLDFINCH should have been an Oscar contender. Based on an acclaimed novel? Yes. Full of big names? Absolutely. Directed by a critical favourite? Of course (in this case, John Crowley, who’d previously made the award-winning romantic drama Brooklyn). But if things always went exactly to plan then being a movie fan would be a lot less interesting and when THE GOLDFINCH came out at cinemas last autumn reviews were hostile and audiences few and far between. Could it really be that bad? … [Read more...] about New films to watch on Disney+ and NOW TV: Frozen II, Hamilton and more
Fans of Zac Efron have been loving his new documentary since it landed on Netflix over the weekend. The much-anticipated series, Down to Earth with Zac Efron, sees the former High School Musical star head to different countries all over globe to discover healthy and sustainable ways to live. And it seems that viewers are singing Zac's praises. … [Read more...] about Netflix fans are all saying the same thing about Zac Efron’s Down to Earth documentary
Over the years, millions have watched the hit show, which ran for ten hilarious seasons, from 1994 to 2004, and made stars of the cast members Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer. In addition to the original viewers that saw the show when it aired, there's also a new generation of fans catching the show via their parents' boxed sets or during it's run on streaming services: Netflix in the UK and HBO Max in the US. … [Read more...] about There’s a Friends t-shirt collection at H&M – could we BE more excited?
What is Succession about? Succession follows the lives of the Roy family. The patriarch, Logan Roy, is as wealthy as he is terrifying, and rules over his four children - dense Connor, hardworking Kendall, smart Shiv and wise-cracking Roman, with an iron fist. Although he plans to announce his son, Kendall, as the successor of their media and entertainment conglomerate, a change of mind and a tragic turn of events sees the Roy children scrambling to keep the company afloat – to dire consequences. … [Read more...] about Succession: Everything you need to know about the best show on TV