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The Best Laid Plans: The Great Hip Hop Hoax – Review

The Best Laid Plans: The Great Hip Hop Hoax – Review

Hip hop has a history of being a little prejudiced. But versus two incredible liars, it didn't stand a chance. Every now and again, you'll hear about a film whose synopsis is just too good to pass up. The description of The Great Hip Hop Hoax as "a documentary about two Scottish boys who fooled the world into...

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Ben Affleck is the new Batman

Ben Affleck is the new Batman

Er. I'm going to be honest with you, I'm a little confused. But only because Affleck was not, as the internet is seemingly stating, at the top of the list for New Batman. After some  discussion and cogitation, my conclusion is that Seth Rogen said no, so they've gone to the next one on the list. Don't...

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Warp Films releasing 10th anniversary book and DVD boxset

Warp Films releasing 10th anniversary book and DVD boxset

Warp Films fans are about to get a big treat in the form of a lovely-looking book & DVD collection. For those who aren't familiar with Warp Films, they're an independent, UK-based production company who formed out of Warp Records with the initial intention of producing short films. That then evolved into...

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Deep thought – an interview with Baltasar Kormákur

Deep thought – an interview with Baltasar Kormákur

It's not every day I get to speak to someone who has the same passion for personal stories and discussing humanity in media that I do. Recently, I had that chance when I spoke to director Baltasar Kormákur about his latest film, The Deep. I open by being honest - it's a nice change to see a film that...

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The Deep (2012) – Review

The Deep (2012) – Review

Ever wanted to be a fly on the wall after the credits ended? See heroes go home, sit down, and process what just happens? Welcome to The Deep. The Deep feels like a complete film. An entire narrative that doesn't just end with that cheesy moment of victory where everyone's hugging and things are going to be...

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The Deep: UK trailer goes live

The Deep: UK trailer goes live

Awesome-sounding film The Deep now has a UK trailer, so we thought we'd post it for you here. Honestly, I'm seeing this in about a week or so and I'm pretty excited. It looks like a great film. Based on a true story, The Deep, a film hailing from Iceland and directed by Baltasar Kormákur, tells the tale of...

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Potter fans get printed goodies

Potter fans get printed goodies

If there's one thing I absolutely love, it's merchandise that doesn't feel like merchandise. What I mean by that is, say, t-shirts from GameTee that subtly reference videogames rather than say something glaringly obvious, or a framed print of some concept art from Lord of the Rings rather than an...

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Iron Man 3 – Review

Iron Man 3 – Review

Robert Downey Jr. is living proof that there's such a thing as an enjoyable comic-book protagonist in cinema. Iron Man 3 simply piles more proof on top. I'm not sure what I like about RDJ's performance as billionaire hero Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) the most - his quirky personality, his entertaining body...

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Isaac Hempstead Wright climbs on a fan at London meet

Isaac Hempstead Wright climbs on a fan at London meet

One tall Game of Thrones fan had his day made when show star Isaac Hempstead Wright climbed onto him, shouting "HODOR!" The Game of Thrones cast has been in London, touring the city in their custom-decorated food truck. When they made a stop, Hempstead Wright, who plays Bran Stark in the popular fantasy...

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Characteristic: Robb Skyler, character actor

Characteristic: Robb Skyler, character actor

It's not every day you get to speak to someone who's got an acting talent that's a step to the left of most. Less generalised, less shotgun and less jack-of-all-trades. Character actors are a good example of embodying a singular acting style, and Robb Skyler's a good example of a character actor. If you're not...

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