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Le Havre – Review

Le Havre – Review

Le Havre is a film about a bunch of very odd people. Luckily, it's also a really good film about a bunch of very odd people. To describe it in a sentence, it tells the tale of a writer-cum-shoe-shiner who helps his wife through her illness and takes care of an illegal immigrant. But it deserves a lot more than...

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Trailer for The Host film adaptation now online

Trailer for The Host film adaptation now online

Yep, Stephanie Meyer really has written books that aren't Twilight. The Host is another work of hers, and upcoming film adaptation now has an online trailer! The Host is a novel in which Earth's inhabitants are taken over by a new race, called Souls. Each possesses a human and takes them over completely. But...

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1984 remake on the cards

1984 remake on the cards

If you're a fan of the legendary author known as George Orwell, you'll be interested to hear that Nineteen-Eighty Four may see a remake in the near future. Arguably his most celebrated work alongside Homage to Catalonia and Animal Farm, 1984 is a tale of a future dystopian state known as Oceania where a...

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Cusack went for “wit and black humour” in The Raven

Cusack went for “wit and black humour” in The Raven

John Cusack is definitely someone who isn't keen on being completely serious, and his appearance as Edgar Alan Poe in The Raven is no different. Speaking to The Guardian about his role in the film, Cusack commented on his interviewer's opinion that parts of the film were funny: "I don't mind you find the...

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Why I won’t watch a period drama

Why I won’t watch a period drama

Not a fan of period dramas? Chris Tosan doesn't like most of them, either. Here's why. "Well, that's two hours of my life I'll never get back." This is a phrase familiar to those who ever feel like the amount of time they have left on earth has been wasted by some trivial or otherwise lacklustre experience. As...

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Michael Bay running with “turtles are aliens” plot for TMNT

Michael Bay running with “turtles are aliens” plot for TMNT

Michael Bay is running with a backstory for the new live-action TMNT flick that turns the eponymous Ninja Turtles into aliens. Now, here's the thing - they'll look the same, act the same, and in fact nothing will change apart from their back-story. Now, funnily enough, I have a slight problem with...

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Gravel graphic novel to be adapted

Gravel graphic novel to be adapted

Warren Ellis writes good comics. It so happens that Gravel, one of his many graphic novels, is heading to the cinema. Good stuff. Warren Ellis is probably one of the most renowned and talented comic book writers in history. Gravel, a series about a magician called William Gravel (okay, so that surname's a...

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BBC opening up archives – for a fee

BBC opening up archives – for a fee

For all those tired of seeing great TV and films disappear from BBC iPlayer after a week, there's some joy in this news - the BBC archives are being opened to the public. It's not without a catch, however - expect to pay a fee in order to access archived content. This is going to come as a kick in the teeth...

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Paramount’s TMNT likely to see a Christmas 2013 release

Paramount’s TMNT likely to see a Christmas 2013 release

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live-action film, backed by Paramount, is heading towards production. It's also got a release date: Christmas 2013. Urgh. Really? Really? Another live-action TMNT film? The old one was a masterpiece, but I have a feeling this one's just going to look seriously weird....

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Booked Out now available in various formats

Booked Out now available in various formats

Booked Out, the film about four misfits and their love for each other, is out! Not only did we review the film, directed by one Bryan O'Neil, we really enjoyed it, so it's great to see that it's hit cinemas and computers and DVD players and PS3s and - oh, you didn't know? Let me break it down for you. Booked...

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