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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – the trailer

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – the trailer

Here's here, he's got his axe, and he's ready to defend both the Oval Office and many people's necks from filthy bloodsuckers. I sound like a werewolf. The trailer features the POTUS doing something I didn't think he would - wielding a woodsman's axe like a melee weapon. He looks somewhat like a boss while...

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Vin Diesel Facebooks second and third Riddick set photos

Vin Diesel Facebooks second and third Riddick set photos

We recently reported that the first ever set photo from the new Riddick film had appeared on Vin Diesel's Facebook page, posted by the man himself. Now, he's put the second and third up there too. This time, we've got a close-up of the man and his iconic Riddick goggles (Riddick sees in the dark, the goggles...

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Stoke Your Fires film festival takes place next week

Stoke Your Fires film festival takes place next week

Love films? Love watching them? Love making them? Okay with travelling to Stoke-On-Trent? Well then: Stoke Your Fires might just be the ideal festival for you. I love festivals and conventions. There's always something interesting going on, some talk you could be taking notes at, some competition running, or a...

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Richard Attenborough Regional Film Award winners announced

Richard Attenborough Regional Film Award winners announced

The RAFAs are out in force today, tipping their collective hats at a wide variety of cinema in a celebration of good British filmmaking and film criticism. Some of the usual suspects have made the list - The Artist and Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady being two good examples - but there are some accolades that...

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Hollywood – listen to the online indie buzz

Hollywood – listen to the online indie buzz

Sometimes, you've got to wonder what they're smoking in Hollywood. Trashy action films and endless period dramas mean lots of revenue and Academy Awards, but the diamonds in the rough, so lauded by the web, go ignored. Why should it be this way? I love indie cinema. I say this unabashed, because I believe that...

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Taylor Lautner leaves Stretch Armstrong, film changes studios

Taylor Lautner leaves Stretch Armstrong, film changes studios

So, yeah. Taylor Lautner was due to play Stretch Armstrong. No, you heard right. The stretchy toy bloke we all had as kids. But he's left, and the film's switched studios. Good move? Yep. What I don't get about Taylor Lautner is that he's actually got a reasonable amount of potential, but keeps finding himself...

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Sundance Awards 2012 – the results

Sundance Awards 2012 – the results

If you love watching something a little different to the mainstream conveyor-belt of tired ideas, then Sundance is for you. So which flicks were the best of Sundance 2012? There's quite a range of stuff here, and I'm super-happy that Indie Game: The Movie went away a winner, as the buzz about it in the week...

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Dead State: A Red State – Review

Dead State: A Red State – Review

Man. Man, man, man. Red State is not your average Kevin Smith flick. Part slasher horror, part political thriller, and part Westboro-levels of crazy, it's one dark mother of a film. I'm well-versed in Smith cinema, and I'd say all of his work up to Red State has been easily identifiable. This time around,...

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Film streaming: fad, or future?

Film streaming: fad, or future?

Digital content streaming via the web seems to be the next big thing in terms of watching a film or two at home. But will it stand the test of time, and is it an adequate replacement for DVD? Streaming films is one of the best things that ever happened to my evening's cinematic entertainment. Being able to...

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Troll Hunter – Review

Troll Hunter – Review

Troll Hunter. Those two words effectively tell you everything you need to know about the plot and the protagonist of this particular monster flick. But it's more than that. Every once in a while, a film will arrive on the scene that strikes you as something a little different from the endless supply of comic...

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