It was heralded as the film to save the British film industry but nearly sunk it. Here are the people who ballsed up Absolute Beginners.
It was the simple story of a very naughty boy who gets mistaken for the Messiah. Somewhere along the line Monty Python’s magnum opus was mistaken for a blasphemous parody of the Gospels. Hmmm, wonder why…
Oliver Reed turns it up to 11 in this, the first Hammer movie to be given the Blu-ray treatment.
What really happened behind the scenes of the Sex Pistols’ movie? McLaren and Lydon reveal all…
Scream queen, cricket buff, karate black belt, Holocaust survivor – the late, lovely Ingrid Pitt was all these and a whole lot more.
Michael Caine, Benny Hill and stuntman Remy Julienne reveal the untold story behind a film that’s as British as sipping tea while listening to The Kinks.
The golden age of Hollywood was famous for many things, not least actors who would drink you under the table…
Real-life gangsters, rampant drug use and the near-destruction of the Rolling Stones – just three reasons why Nicolas Roeg and Donald Cammell’s Performance remains Britain’s greatest post-war motion picture.
Join the stars, director and scriptwriter to talk about how Goodfellas came to fruition…
With Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes out this summer, we remember the first time someone dared combine space travel and civil rights with talking chimps…
Taxi Driver saved writer Paul Schrader from suicide, cemented Martin Scorsese’s reputation as a master filmmaker and made Robert De Niro a legend. But child star Jodie Foster wasn’t quite so lucky. And neither was the President of the United States…
There have been some absolute stinkers set in prison, but these are but essential movies about life inside…
Take one deluded producer, two huge egos, four directors, five 007s and half-a-dozen writers. Sprinkle with cash, add jokes to taste, shake, stir – and voila! Casino Royale: a cocktail recipe for disaster
Fonda, Hopper and co reveal how their counter-culture opus changed the face of modern cinema.
A ranting Christopher Walken, Joan Chen getting it on with Anne Heche – what’s not to like about Donald ‘Performance’ Cammell’s final film?
Like Vietnam films? Love to know what the GIs are really banging on about? This Eh?-to-Z of Vietnam grunt-speak will bring you upto speed.
The British star is currently appearing with Sly, Arnie and pals in The Expendables 2. Check out this interview he did with Sabotage in the lead-up to the release of The Mechanic…
The making of Oliver Stone’s brilliant portrayal of journalists amidst a terrifying bloody central American War. Imagine Withnail and I meets Apocalypse Now with not quite so many laughs.
Booby is joined by co-star James Woods to chew the fat on the sprawling epic that all but finished the legendary director…
A 17 million gallon water tank, a toilet ban and PCP in the lobster chowder – the truth behind Jim Cameron’s £200m chick flick
It was a year ago today that Elizabeth Taylor died, we recall that there was a lot more to the Oscar-winning actress than her fluctuating weight and her friendship with Michael Jackson.
He’s the king of motion capture with acting chops to boot. With the Hobbit greenlit, the man who humanised King Kong is set to reprise his most famous role.
Ken Russell passed away in his sleep yesterday afternoon, here we pay tribute to the delightfully demented genius behind Women In Love and the most shocking British film of all time, The Devils.
The man who gave life to Peter Griffin talks about Star Wars, Stewie’s reasons for wanting to kill Santa and why he hates Meg.
The star of The IT Crowd talks about moving to the US, starring in the Knocked Up spin-off and beating up Jack Black while dressed as a giant robot.
Ahead of tomorrow’s early morning quarter-final, we pit fifteen of the best ever to represent France against the ultimate England side to see who would emerge victorious.
Out of favour, injured, exiled – they’d make many a team but they never played on the biggest stage of all.
From doing his bit for Hip Hop to slapping up the son of a mafia boss to recover a $5 debt. There aren’t many around like Vincent Gallo
He wrote and directed Easy Rider, he went crazy ape-shit bonkers on booze and coke, he got married and divorced in the same week. And as this extract from the Jack archive illustrates, the late, legendary Dennis Hopper also knew some seriously impressive people.
This week, Dominic Cooper recover his acting mojo, London Zoo finds itself on the brink of closure and Ned Beatty takes it like a man.
This week, we get spanked by monkeys, Abbie Cornish kicks ass, Shirley Henderson hits the High Sierras and the greatest ever graphic novel is adapted awesomely/appalling (delete accordingly).
This week, the world’s greatest chess player goes nuts, a Spaghetti Western embraces both the counter-culture and consumption and Roy Scheider introduces the world to his awesome chopper.
This week you should really watch Beginners where Ewan McGregor finds out he’s got a gay dad, while Lars von Trier goes from Nazi to very nasty and Kevin Costner putts from the rough…
David Schwimmer shows his range as a director, Vincent Gallo turns to the Taliban and Michael Winterbottom films an unfilmable book…
The Olympic gold medallist-turned-WrestleMania headliner on neck injuries, imminent movie stardom and why he’s hoping to regain his title at London 2012.
For the best movies on general release, on DVD and on television – this week, Terrence Malick comes out of hiding, Wall Street turns on its sheriff and Peter Capaldi swears. A lot.
The world’s most outlandish wrestlers are returning to Britain. If you’ve yet to experience their unique brand of masked mayhem, here’s why you should.
Yes, you heard me right, The Football Factory’s Nick Love is making a Sweeney movie starring Ray Winstone and – get this – Plan B. Trouble is, somebody beat him to it. Twice.
Charlie Brooker called The Wire “the best TV show since the invention of radio” but did you know that Chris Bauer wasn’t actually that fat, or that there was very nearly a spin-off show in 2006?
It was March 2007 in a Chelsea hotel, when the ‘Special One’ encountered the man recognised as the world’s greatest pro wrestler.. and I was there to witness this historic event.
The Apocalypse Now star and the former Brat Packer discuss their sixth film together, the story of a father who pays tribute to his late son by walking the Camino, the Catholic pilgrimage upon which his boy perished.
Awesome as it’ll be to have Obama over here, perhaps we should use his visit to help overturn the worst miscarriage of justice this side of the Birmingham Six?
SF/fantasy festival Collectormania comes to Milton Keynes on the weekend of May 28. If you’re curious about the sort of people who enjoy spending the day dressed as Stormtroopers, allow Sabotage Times to prepare you for the nearest thing to a nerd Olympiad.
The Liverpudlian writer-director took the world by storm with cult favourites like Sid And Nancy and Straight To Hell. Now he’s back with a new movie…and a new children’s book.
Long before Martin Sheen’s little lad started ‘winning’, the NFL star-turned-pro wrestler Brian Pillman embarked on a reign of terror that ensured long-term infamy. And then he died.
An overlooked acting career, botched Scottish accents and medical dramas. The three very different paths of the famed comedy film’s stars and director.
You’d might remember Robert Mitchum from his frightening turn in the original (and best) Cape Fear, but two re-released 50s film noir flicks show that, despite his self-deprecation, he was much more than a one-trick pony…
Brand might be about to star in a remake of Arthur, but the lissom Lothario will always stand in the ‘Sex Thimble’s’ shadow
The reviews suggest it’s almost as bad as The Girlie Show, but Channel 4′s live satirical offering is far from utterly awful
He romanced Hollywood, was lauded as the “best actor on the planet” by Steven Spielberg and has been sorely missed since his death early this year. But one encounter just remembers him as a humble man that was fond of a quiet pint…
So England’s Grand Slam dream was shattered by a marauding Ireland. But it could have been worse. Much worse.
The American author of ‘Even Cowgirls Get The Blues’ on taking acid with Timothy Leary and not being responsible for killing Elvis – despite rumours to the contrary.
The Prince Of Wales on his new movie Thor, his abiding love for Tommy Cooper and the curious appeal of Hannibal Lecter to the fairer sex.
The tries, the tears, the Slams, that semi-final – when England and Scotland take to the rugby field, it’s not sport, it’s moider.
He’s just picked up his second BAFTA and he’s in line for an Academy Award, but there was a time when Colin Firth played more than repressed poshos.
The great man discusses Sean Connery’s fear of heights, the reasons he made Jaws: The Revenge and how spending time with real gangster helped him to get his Get Carter part down pat.
With ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’ released on DVD, the Academy Award-winning writer-director talks about revisiting one of his most famous creations
Sick of the young, sexy vampires from True Blood and Twilight? Then prepare to meet George Romero’s Martin…
Jack was the last magazine to interview this much-missed man of the Sixties. So raise a glass to the Blowup star as he celebrates the lives of Richard Harris and Oliver Reed, and pours scorn on ‘lightweight’ Russell Crowe
To mark the anniversary of his passing, here’s all the proof you’ll ever need that no other comedian can hold a candle to Peter Cook.
John Waters has made a career out taking things to the nth degree and beyond, which is why this monologue is far more interesting than any of his films.
As a wrestler, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson asked you to smell what he was cookin’. Now he just wants you to take him seriously as an actor.
Fancy watching Oliver Reed discovering that the drugs don’t work? Or perhaps you’d rather a retrospective on the sitcoms of Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais? Whatever your cultish viewing proclivities, then a trip to the BFI is in order.
Driving away from Uluru – of all the testing journeys facing the modern traveller, few are as difficult as leaving Australia’s greatest natural wonder.
Forget all the hype about Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and come back in time to Oliver Stone’s Alexander where the battles were chaotic and the subject enjoyed a Guinness.
Dress it up as whatever you like, but these be ‘Nam movies in disguise. We’ve got your number, soldier.