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Is anybody else nervous about the new Star Wars movie?

The news that the next 'Star Wars' film will be a sequel to episode six - 'Return Of The Jedi' - fills me with genuine excitement. That it will star Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew is thrill upon thrill. However, if this...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

A Doctor Who movie? Don't hold your breath.

Peter Capaldi is to be the new Doctor and I couldn't be more delighted. Apart from the fact I consider 'The Thick Of It' to be a television comedy so accomplished is resembles high art, Capaldi just has the face and demeanour of a Time Lord. Yes, I...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Entertainment

What we've learned from the new James Bond: Spectre trailer

You saw it, right? How could you miss it? Even ITV's News At Ten ran the trailer for 'SPECTRE', the next episode in the most successful movie franchise ever - James Bond. Immediately the world took to social media (or at least the section of the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Alternative Gravity Posters

George Clooney and Sandra Bullock must be feeling on top of the world after their space thriller Gravity recorded the strongest October debut in US box office history. Over the weekend, the film scored not only a huge 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes...

Posted by: Creativepool
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News

Can there be too much entertainment?

I don’t know if you caught Joanna Lumley on TV the other night. She was there to talk about a new movie that she’s made with Martin Scorsese which she was understandably thrilled about. Now I’ve always liked Lumley. I like the fact...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

5 (Evil) Minutes with... Fede Alvarez

You can’t find an industry more creative than the movie industry; from the hundreds of people on set and the thousands involved in post-production, to the scores responsible for the amazing marketing and immersive digital and online experiences...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

skyFAIL - Has Bond gone off-brand?

by Ashley Morrison. James Bond is as much a part of my DNA (or life history) as Wimbledon, walks on Hampstead Heath on Sunday afternoon, and Mars bars. So it pains me a little bit to be mildly disappointed with the new Bond film. Don't worry, this...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Design

8 designers on their Oscar movie poster remakes

Ahead of Sunday's Oscars ceremony, eight in-house designers at Shutterstock have given this year's Best Picture nominees the pop art treatment using content from the creative platform. Shutterstock runs its Oscar Pop! poster series every February...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

A disloyal customer, a chatbot, and a really bad movie.

AI and Customer Retention Practices. A semi-fictional case study. It’s a dark and stormy night. About 10 pm. Maria walks into a store. She goes straight to the pharmacy aisle. She is looking for Melatonin, a popular herbal supplement to aid...

Posted by: Andrea Flamini
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Above+Beyond embrace a Modular approach to new classic movie campaign

Betway, the global online betting company, is launching two new episodes under its “For the Love of the Game” platform, taking inspiration from the golden age of cinema. Created by Above+Beyond, the campaign broke on 6th August in the UK...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Can you guess the iconic movie hotels from these adverts by WCRS?

The best films create a world that far outlives their running time. Places so real, you could almost visit them. It was this thought that led WCRS Senior Creatives David Dearlove and Richard Nott, and award-winning photographer Garry Simpson, to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Karmarama enjoy a movie break with Honda for new Film on 4 idents

Honda is launching a series of sponsorship idents for Channel 4’s Film On 4 showing that even the most progressive people and products need some time out once in a while. The £5 million campaign is the first TV work created by Karmarama...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Entertainment

Introducing the next generation of movie making

Digital Riot Media, claims to be the leading company ready to produce, market and distribute premium feature-length films directly to millennials worldwide. The digitally-focused platform will work with top social media influencers and internet...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

James Dawe creates stunning movie poster for Disney's Tomorrowland

In collaboration with Little White Lies, jelly's James Dawe and a bunch of other talented artists have created a series of alternative movie posters to celebrate the release of Disney's Tomorrowland: A World Beyond. Little White Lies, who have...

Posted by: Jelly London
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Introducing the pizza box that's also a movie projector

I like Pizza hut. A lot. I'm not afraid to admit it. I understand we live in an age where gluttony is frowned upon perhaps even more so than alcohol or drug abuse, and I know it's technically not 'real' pizza, but a bastardised American approximation...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Australian agency turns movie studio!

George Patterson Y&R (Patts) is getting into the movie business, with their official backing of a heavily anticipated new film by acclaimed actor and writer Brendan Cowell, which will be making its début appearance at the 2015 Sydney Film...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Entertainment

Churchill: The Movie set for the big screen

Exciting news for Churchill the dog fans as it’s revealed he’ll star in his own film. Filming has already begun at a secret location in the UK This year, fans of Churchill the insurance hound will be able to see their nodding hero star...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

'Interstellar' - a long movie, but worth the trip?

If we ever had drive-in movies in the UK, they kept it pretty quiet. The whole concept of taking your car into a cinema is very much an American one, and even here it’s dying. In fact, there are only 340 such theatres left in the whole of the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

'Let's Go Home'. Those inexcusable movie cliches named and shamed.

I don't know whether it's because I'm a writer, but when I watch a movie, the script and screenplay always take my attention. A great concept with a terrible script can really spoil things; likewise a thumping good screenplay can lift an average...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Popcorn puzzles. The strange structure of movie posters.

I'm no statistician, but I can be fairly sure fewer people are watching movies at the cinema with every passing month. Netflix, Sky Movies, Film 4, downloads and DVDs are all conspiring to keep film buffs glued to the sofa and away from the big...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

The world's smallest movie: A Boy and His Atom

Big is beautiful but small can also be mightily impressive - including when it comes to design, illustration or animation on a tiny scale. And I'm not talking about those people on Brighton Pier who write your name on a grain of rice. No, I'm talking...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Inspiration

CP Loves...Gerry Anderson. The movie director that never was.

by John Fountain When I was a young lad one of my greatest joys was screened on ITV on Saturday mornings. It was an action-packed TV production with high-octane plots, daring dos and heroics that young boys, raised on a diet of Bobby Moore, Scooby...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Trailblazers. The Dictator and the most extreme movie propaganda ever.

by Jessica Hazel Sacha Baron Cohen is not one to shy away from controversy. In fact, he has made a whole career out of it, pointing out the humour in all manner of taboo subjects and somehow not getting murdered by extremeists in the process. His...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

The 25 best horror movie posters

You probably see it hundreds of time each and every day. Whether it's on the side of a bus or on the underground, the poster for 'Final Destination 5' seems to be absolutely everywhere at the moment. Maybe part of the reason they felt comfortable...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: The digital dark art of Tom Exton

One look at illustrator and graphic designer Tom Exton’s book would never give away the fact he started out designing car number plates. But that’s exactly where his venture into digital dark art began. “I got my start working as a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Reviewing Cannes Lions 2019: Who won what and why?

Each year, after the Cannes Lions festival, thenetworkone takes a few days to reflect on the events and look for the key themes and patterns which emerge. Here is our take on Cannes 2019. At its heart, Cannes is an awards festival. A little like the...

Posted by: Julian Boulding
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Advertising

McDonald's interrupts ITV Movies with McDelivery orders

McDonald's has launched a new set of idents that will play during the intervals of ITV Movies that see scenes from different film genres interrupted to promote its McDelivery service. Horror, martial arts, western, sci-fi, fantasy and high school...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Spotlight: X-Wing marks the spot in James Birks film art

A quick glance at freelance illustrator and graphic designer James Birks' portfolio will tell you he’s a film fan. Some of the pieces inspired by Hollywood movies include iconic imagery from the likes of Star Wars, Robocop and Leon in the form...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: How Gerard Butler hijacked Enterprise

This week, car rental firm Enterprise launched a high-octane campaign featuring Hollywood star Gerard Butler to communicate how the brand helps consumers get things done whether it be a house move or family visit. Below, Joe Stamp and Tom...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

SXSW 2019: Virtual overload

Tim Leary famously referred to virtual reality (VR) as "LSD for the 90s". And after my recent trip to the Virtual Cinema at SXSW, it became obvious why. Up until now, VR for me, had been a pretty shallow experience, rather like a ride on Space...

Posted by: Russell Schaller

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