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Rihanna on Battleship: “I’m looking forward to doing more films”

Rihanna on Battleship: “I’m looking forward to doing more films”

Global superstar singer Rihanna could be at the start of a career on the big screen. The Barbadian singer, who is making her acting début in naval sci-fi film Battleship, told a London press conference: "I am looking forward to doing more films for sure." She went on to say that she loved playing a bad-ass in...

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The Ultimate Pirate Crew

The Ultimate Pirate Crew

When I say that these particular pot-bellied men can normally be found drinking rum and singing loudly out of tune, I'm not talking about embarrassing dads on a night out. I'm talking about the men of the high seas - Pirates. But of course, any pirate knows that you can't be taken seriously if you haven't...

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Unpacking the Pictures: Avengers Assemble

Unpacking the Pictures: Avengers Assemble

After being known for a while simply as The Avengers, publicity for the newly titled Marvel Avengers Assemble has been flying around the web like Iron Man on a mission. So we thought we'd take a closer look at the latest offering, which is supposed to whet our appetites for the April...

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Why I’ll Watch a Period Drama

Why I’ll Watch a Period Drama

There are more than a few reasons why I would happily watch a period drama film, but I'll start by telling you what they're not. It's not because I secretly love a good rom-com, but prefer to watch predictable plotlines play out under the guise of something slightly more high-brow. It's not because I...

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Why I won’t watch a period drama

Why I won’t watch a period drama

Not a fan of period dramas? Chris Tosan doesn't like most of them, either. Here's why. "Well, that's two hours of my life I'll never get back." This is a phrase familiar to those who ever feel like the amount of time they have left on earth has been wasted by some trivial or otherwise lacklustre experience. As...

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Films to see before you’re 30: Metropolis (1927)

Films to see before you’re 30: Metropolis (1927)

As young film enthusiasts, it is our duty to let you know which classic films you ought to have seen by your thirtieth birthday. In the spirit of renewed interest in silent films (thank you, The Artist), we are kicking things off with THE golden oldie of the 1920s, made just a few years before the talkies came...

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The Hunger Games – The Lowdown

The Hunger Games – The Lowdown

"May the odds be ever in your favour" is the famous tagline getting The Hunger Games fans excited. Their favourite book has been made into a movie. And it only took four years since the book was published. That's got to be a record. In terms of box office success, the odds are looking extremely favourable for...

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Guide to Sci-Fi Sub-Genres

Guide to Sci-Fi Sub-Genres

Confused as to what kind of sci-fi you're watching? Worry no longer - our handy sci-fi sub-genre primer is here to...

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Are 3D films on their way out again?

Are 3D films on their way out again?

It appears that the number of 3D films in 2012 will total 33, which compared to last year's 47, is something of a sharp decline. Is 3D out again? 3D films, when I was a child, involved a pair of glasses with one red lens, and one green. They were made of coloured plastic and cardboard, and films back then were...

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The Oscars 2012: What to Spot!

The Oscars 2012: What to Spot!

The Oscar winners might be yet to be revealed, but there are one or two certainties which we can rely on seeing at this year's ceremony on Sunday. With the Academy Awards now in its 84th year, there are a few characters which crop up time and time again - how many of this lot will we be seeing this...

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