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Top 10 modern fairy tales

Top 10 modern fairy tales

Cinderella is one of the most adapted fairy stories. There are thousands of versions across the world, ranging from family-fun classics like Disney's Cinderella and A Cinderella Story, to modern, post-feminist interpretations like Ever After. Not many people realise that Cinderella was in fact a folk tale...

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Top Tens: Animal actors that deserved an Oscar

Top Tens: Animal actors that deserved an Oscar

Animal actors have been in the press a lot recently. Martin Scorsese started a campaign to get the giant doberman Blackie, who stars in his movie Hugo, a Golden Collar nomination. Meanwhile Uggie, the scene-stealing dog from The Artist is not allowed to attend the Oscars due to the Academy not allowing animals at...

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The Top 10 Young Quest Movies

The Top 10 Young Quest Movies

E.T., Super 8 and Hugo all show just how courageous and brave children can be, fighting for what they believe in, taking risks and creating their very own adventure. One of the most captivating and wonderful aspects of films that feature a young person going on a quest is their expression of pluck and...

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Anti-Valentine’s Day films: divorce, separation and affairs

Anti-Valentine’s Day films: divorce, separation and affairs

Forget the flowers and save yourself the calories from heart-shaped chocolates, because Valentine's Day only leaves couples feeling penniless after splashing out on tacky gifts and single people reminded of their bad luck in love. So for everyone out there who's against the blatant commercialism of the festival,...

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Drew Barrymore’s Top 10 Films

Drew Barrymore’s Top 10 Films

We first saw Drew Barrymore as an adorable little girl in E.T back in the Eighties. Despite her ups and downs in her personal life, she has grown into an actress with staying power, and starred in some great blockbuster movies. Barrymore has even dabbled behind the scenes, directing a number of popular films...

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The Top 10 Chinese Films

The Top 10 Chinese Films

High-kicks and hi-ya's! are two of the great things we love about Chinese martial art films. Hollywood has tried to compete by bringing out their own combat fighting films including Rush Hour, The Tuxedo and Shanghai Knights, but they seem far too rehearsed and polished compared to the raw talent displayed...

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Top 10 Grossing British Films

Top 10 Grossing British Films

It's great to hear that the Prime Minister, David Cameron, reckons the UK film industry should be given more lottery cash. Although his desire to see film makers produce more mainstream and cost-effective movies is a bit more contentious. According to Arts Minister Ed Vaizey, the industry was "still not as...

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The Top 10 British Christmas Films

The Top 10 British Christmas Films

Every year we see the same American Christmas films being broadcast on the telly, from comedies like Home Alone and Elf, to fun thrillers like A Nightmare Before Christmas and Gremlins. But as Brits, it's only fair to celebrate the best of British Christmas films. So pull the blanket close, pour yourself a glass...

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Sherlock Holmes on film

Sherlock Holmes on film

Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows hits the cinemas this Friday, with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law taking on Jared Harris's 'Napoleon of Crime' Professor Moriarty. As the movie is a sequel to the 2009 film Sherlock Holmes and the latest in a long line of film Sherlocks, we thought we'd take a look...

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Men of Comedy: Hollywood actors who play themselves

Men of Comedy: Hollywood actors who play themselves

With Russell Brand's recent announcement that he will play a "sexy hippie" in his latest project, a comedy named The President Stole my Girlfriend, it struck us how typecast the stand-up comedian-turned-actor has become. You can count on one hand how many times audiences have seen Brand play a 'character', rather...

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