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Keeping It Loki: The State of Norse Mythology on Screen

Keeping It Loki: The State of Norse Mythology on Screen

For millennia, the mythological tales of human civilisation have been a source of artistic inspiration. The storied history of the Norse gods has been no exception. You’d be forgiven for thinking that the opening sequence of Thor has nothing to do with Marvel’s superhero universe. In the midst of Asgard,...

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How To Survive a Horror Film

How To Survive a Horror Film

Horror films are a massive pain in the arse, if you’re in them. You’re essentially given a one in five, maybe even a one in ten chance of surviving. So how do you survive? For starters, we’re going to have to delve into the tropes to analyse the various demographics horror screenwriters have decided just...

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Milius interview – Joey Figueroa and Zak Knutson

Milius interview –  Joey Figueroa and Zak Knutson

All movie lovers and every fan of a good yarn should love Milius, the new documentary about the legendary New Hollywood writer and director John Milius. Last week we managed to catch up with the film's two directors, Joey Figueroa and Zak Knutson, to talk about the man, their film and points...

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Successful British actors abroad

Successful British actors abroad

It would appear that American audiences have their favourite British actors, and they’re not necessarily the ones you’d expect. After responding to the bi-annual Q survey the US citizens who took the poll placed Sir Sean Connery as America’s favourite British actor. There were a lot of actors and actresses...

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A Guide to Surviving the Movie Apocalypse

A Guide to Surviving the Movie Apocalypse

Ah, the movie apocalypse. We know them well. From Independence Day to Shaun of the Dead, there's nothing better than watching humans battle against un-dead creatures, natural disasters and lab-created infections. World War Z joins this list of stellar cinema, and you can now own it on DVD and...

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The Gruesome Origins of Children’s Fairy Tales

The Gruesome Origins of Children’s Fairy Tales

The supernatural and mythological under-world rips away at the fabric of reality in hit TV series Grimm. This fantasy crime drama follows one Portland homicide detective, plagued by his supernatural ancestry harking back to the Brothers Grimm as he must fight the killers that only he can see. To celebrate the...

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Family-friendly Halloween movies

Family-friendly Halloween movies

Halloween is almost upon us, and with the day of spooks and trick or treating falling on an unlucky year, there's every chance you'll struggle to find family appropriate films on the TV this year. Luckily you can prepare and bring together a collection of scary classics which will not frighten your kids (or you)...

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Bored? Stream Documentaries

Bored? Stream Documentaries

I love documentaries, and if the topic is something I’m personally curious about or actively invested in, you’ve got my attention - especially if it’s online. The reason for this love of online docs is because they are more accessible, and I think this is the appeal for many people. YouTube, Vimeo,...

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Studio Ghibli: A look back at Hayao Miyazaki

Studio Ghibli: A look back at Hayao Miyazaki

The Venice Film Festival took a sad turn this September. It was announced that Hayao Miyazaki, the legendary Japanese director behind the Oscar-winning Spirited Away and other animations like My Neighbour Totoro, is retiring. Koju Hoshin, the president of Studio Ghibli announced that The Wind Rises would be his...

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Geek Documentaries: A Primer

Geek Documentaries: A Primer

Documentary filmmakers have been bringing us insight into topics both unfamiliar and dear to our hearts for many years, and geek documentaries are a welcome new strand to the form. I love sitting down to watch what people would define as a “geek” documentary. A geek, to give you a quick insight, is someone...

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