50 facts about Fifty Shades

February 16, 2015

It’s the movie everyone’s talking about, but the road from page to screen has been far from smooth for E.L. James’ bestselling bonkbuster. The P&J probes a little deeper


Banff Mountain Film Festival

February 12, 2015

On Thursday, February 12, there’s a chance to travel the world and experience a selection of inspirational, exhilarating and unforgettable adventures without leaving the comfort of your theatre chair as the Banff Mountain Film Festival visits Inverness as part of its world tour.


Take That in seventh heaven

February 10, 2015

Take That have teamed up with director Matthew Vaughn once again, with a lead song on the soundtrack of new spy caper Kingsman: The Secret Service. Gary, Mark and Howard tell Andy Welch about being involved with the film, and why they won’t be scaling back their forthcoming tour now they’re a three-piece


Keeping Shaun sheep-shape

February 9, 2015

As animation fans flock to see Shaun The Sheep on the big screen, we take a peek behind the scenes at Aardman Studios. We won’t bleat on about it, but it was rather good...


What’s on: Peppa Pig

February 6, 2015

For the first time ever in the UK, pre-school animation star Peppa Pig is heading on to the big screen for a whole hour of Peppa fun. Just in time to entertain the whole family throughout the half-term break, fans can enjoy the first-ever Peppa special episode, The Golden Boots, alongside favourite “Peppasodes” and a host of onscreen entertainment, including singing and dancing from Channel 5’s Milkshake! presenters.


Cinema reviews: Selma and Shaun The Sheep Movie

February 5, 2015

SELMA (12A) 4 stars More than 45 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King jun, director Ava DuVernay honours the memory of the leader of the US civil-rights movement with this impassioned biopic.



January 5, 2015

In Birdman, Michael Keaton plays a washed-up Hollywood star on the verge of a nervous breakdown, desperate to prove he’s more than the superhero he once played. We catch up with the former Batman star and can’t help but question the irony



December 1, 2014

When Hollywood golden girl Jennifer Aniston was cast as a nymphomaniac in Horrible Bosses, eyebrows were raised – but now she’s back for more. The actress tells YL why the role is such a “treat” and how she craves anonymity



November 28, 2014

On Tuesday, December 2, Exhibition on Screen will give Inverness and Aberdeen audiences the chance to “visit” the must-see exhibition Rembrandt From the National Gallery London and Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.



November 21, 2014

An extraordinary new film featuring songwriter and musician Edwyn Collins, receiving rave reviews both at home and abroad, is having its Sutherland second premiere at Timespan in Helmsdale on Thursday, November 27.


Paddington goes to Hollywood

November 17, 2014

As Paddington Bear comes to life on the big screen for the first time, we meet creator Michael Bond to discuss his inspiration, and the adventures he and the iconic character have shared over the years Once upon a time, on Christmas Eve, Michael Bond was on Oxford Street in London looking for something small for his wife’s stocking. It started to snow and he found himself outside Selfridges.


Cinema Reviews

October 23, 2014

FURY (15) At a critical juncture in David Ayer’s wartime thriller, Brad Pitt’s grizzled tank commander turns to an inexperienced new recruit and sounds the death knell on morality and diplomacy in a time of conflict.


Celeb-spot: Belinda Stewart-Wilson

October 7, 2014

London-born Belinda Stewart-Wilson, 43, is best known as Polly McKenzie in The Inbetweeners. She talks to YL about playing an American novelist in new Disney series Evermoor, her top tips on staying in shape and which comic book heroine she’d like to be ... YOUR SPOOKY NEW DISNEY SERIES EVERMOOR LOOKS LIKE IT CAN’T FAIL. IS IT GOOD FUN TO WORK ON?Oh such good fun, and it has all the ingredients needed for a success, I think.