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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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The Lowdown: The Thing prequel

The Lowdown: The Thing prequel

You certainly won't find this alien hiding amongst your soft toys or taking you on a flying bicycle ride. This creature, with its slimy tentacles and sharp rows of teeth, is a parasitic organism which lives and grows inside the human body, then takes over your cells and forces its way out from under your skin. So...

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The Lowdown: Scorsese on cinema

The Lowdown: Scorsese on cinema

Scorsese. Nothing short of a cinematic legend. Earlier this week we were given the privilege of going to hear him speak about silent film, and his tribute to it, Hugo. "For me, movies were a refuge", says Martin Scorsese, sat in front of myself and other journalists at the Dorchester in London, flanked by cast...

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Interview: Director Simon Curtis talks My Week with Marilyn

Interview: Director Simon Curtis talks My Week with Marilyn

My Week with Marilyn is certainly a incredible story with a star-studded cast, so it's little wonder that the film is already being heavily tipped for Oscar nominations. We interviewed My Week with Marilyn's director, Simon Curtis, to find out about the making of the film. After pursuing the rights to...

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The Lowdown: Michael Fassbender

The Lowdown: Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender is hot stuff at the moment, so we've got the lowdown on all things 'bender including his biggest films, upcoming appearances and some fun facts. Facts His father is from Germany and his mother is from Northern Ireland. He was born in Heidelberg, Germany but grew up in Killarney, a...

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The Lowdown on Rachel Weisz’s Best Films

The Lowdown on Rachel Weisz’s Best Films

From taking down the undead in The Mummy to cracking cases in Inspector Morse, Rachel Weisz has had an exciting career as an actress. The Cambridge University graduate, began acting in 1992, and got her first break-through role in 1996, playing Dr Lily Sinclair in Chain Reaction. Since then, she has gone on to...

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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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The Top 10 Biblical Films

The Top 10 Biblical Films

In the beginning of cinema, there was the bible. From silent films to talkies, the Old and the New Testaments have provided fertile ground for movies, but since the 1960s there has been a dramatic drop in these films. Now Steven Spielberg is in talks to revolutionise the biblical genre with a film based on the...

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The Lowdown: Terence Davies – The Deep Blue Sea and previous films

The Lowdown: Terence Davies – The Deep Blue Sea and previous films

Ahead of The Deep Blue Sea coming out on Friday, November 25th, we thought we'd take a closer look at this film, its director Terence Davies and some of his previous films. Terence Davies is a British director whose work is best known for evoking a certain type of dusky atmosphere and dealing with issues...

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The Twilight: The Lowdown

The Twilight: The Lowdown

As the fourth instalment of the Twilight Saga premières in LA and London this week, we are giving you the ultimate lowdown on all the things you need to know about Twilight. Darkness and saucy scenes As we all know, the Twilight films are based on the vampire fantasy novels by Stephenie Meyer. If...

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