Read all about it…movies in the news (16 April 2013)

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Been a while since I had a good read through the papers for movie articles, so here’s a quick run-down of some tasty movie related stories from the newspapers…

Ever thought there are too many film festivals? The Independent‘s Francesca Steele looks here at the forthcoming Sundance Festival London and asks why another festival, and one that originated in the states, could be beneficial to the UK.

Talking about film festivals, the Bradford Festival has honoured veteran actor Tom Courtney with a lifetime achievement award, on the 50th anniversary of the release of his film Billy Liar. The Telegraph’s Ben Lawrence looks at this here.

Given the slating (or should that be mauling?) that Emperor, I mean Tom, Cruise’s just released sci-fi blockbuster Oblivion received in the press, it’s a surprise to find out it had a good weekend at the UK box office. Good surmising in The Guardian of what quantifies a movie’s success, including The Croods, Beyond the Pines and other recent releases.

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