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Angelina Jolie: High drama or action movie star?

With the release of Salt this week, there has been some excitement about Jolie's return to action films. Impressively Salt was written for a man, apparently Tom Cruise was going to play the lead, but Jolie expressed an interest and Edwin Salt, quickly became Evelyn Salt. But should we be excited about her return...

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Waking up to a nightmare in Nazi Dawn

Waking up to a nightmare in Nazi Dawn

If you've ever seen Love Boat and wondered what it would be like if you swapped harmless romance for Nazis, ghosts and special ops marines, then Nazi Dawn might just be your ideal film. Most films that deal with Nazis do so in a fairly regular fashion, and few (if any) glamorise the regime. This film is no...

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The top ten all-star casts

The top ten all-star casts

Who's in the film? Everyone... Every so often a film comes along full to the brim of well-known actors. Whether it's good or not the big names draw in the crowds. The upcoming film The Expendables which stars some of the most well-known heavyweight stars around (Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce...

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New British gangster film Baseline bursts out of the East End

New British gangster film Baseline bursts out of the East End

It's not often that you watch a gangster movie that actually looks like it might have been made by members of the criminal underground. Baseline, a new, low-budget British film, has that feel. Menace and threat simply ooze from the screen. The actors are believably authentic - a benefit of the film makers not...

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Top ten mind-bending films

Top ten mind-bending films

Ever walked out of the cinema nursing a headache and grinning wildly? With the much-awaited Inception now in cinemas, we thought you'd like to take a peek at ten other films guaranteed to confuse and entertain. 1. The Matrix How it bends the mind: parallel universes, breaking the laws of physics, and losing...

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10 films that make you want to go on holiday.

10 films that make you want to go on holiday.

As the weather heats up in the UK for once, all any of us can think about is going on holiday. Here's a look at the films that make our feet itch to get away and our bodies ache for sun, sea and a little holiday romance... 1. Summer Holiday Location: All around Europe, but starts in England on a double-decker...

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Ten football films you need to see

Ten football films you need to see

So, England may have done appallingly in the World Cup, but we still love football and always will. Instead of celebrating our team this summer, we thought we'd remind you about ten great football films to watch that will take your mind off things. The Firm We're talking about the original 1998 TV film...

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Doing it for the kids.

Doing it for the kids.

Children's television, books and films - or those few that succeed at the book shop, the ratings and the box office -  are timeless classics, and integrate themselves into pop culture as we mature. However, many of the simple, enjoyable tales we immersed ourselves in as children are rapidly being resurrected for...

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The A Team – what you need to know

The A Team – what you need to know

The new-look A-Team has debuted at the première of the film, and although the original B.A. Baracus is crying into a beer and a pile of Snickers bars somewhere in Hollywood, the film seems set to be one of the first summer blockbusters. We thought we'd answer a few burning questions about the remake. So,...

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Ten videogames that should be films.

After yesterday's rather worrying Mass Effect announcement, the idea of cinematic videogame adaptations tends to play on the mind a bit. With that idea firmly in hand, here's a list of ten games I think would make fantastic film. Bioshock. The BAFTA-winning videogame that came out in 2007 involves a city at...

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