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Top Ten James Bond Baddies

Top Ten James Bond Baddies

Villains. There would be no James Bond without them. Or at least the films would be severely depleted. With the 23rd Bond film Skyfall set to come out in October of 2012, we thought we'd have a look at the top baddies that have kept fans of the Ian Fleming stories entertained since the first film in...

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The lowdown on Brad Pitt’s best films

The lowdown on Brad Pitt’s best films

From playing brave warrior Achilles, in Troy, to Rusty Ryan, a smooth criminal in Ocean's 11, Brad Pitt has played some unforgettable characters. But now it seems his Hollywood hey-day is over and he would rather concentrate on fatherhood.   This week, Brad Pitt formally announced he sees...

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The Lowdown: The Rum Diary

The Lowdown: The Rum Diary

If you've ever seen Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, you'll know that the infamous grandfather of gonzo journalism, Hunter S. Thompson, was entertaining. He also happens to be into auto-fiction. Auto-fiction's an interesting loophole when it comes to writing a novel. You take the best bits of your life,...

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Interview: Keith Chegwin on Kill Keith

Interview: Keith Chegwin on Kill Keith

Kill Keith is the first feature film venture for popular TV personality, Keith Chegwin, since 1992. We catch up with 'Cheggers' to find out what it was like having the title role in this film... It's difficult to tell whether or not Chegwin really is exceptionally excited about his part in Kill Keith,...

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Interview with Andrew Haigh, Tom Cullen and Chris New of Weekend

Interview with Andrew Haigh, Tom Cullen and Chris New of Weekend

“That's what the whole film's about: you don't have to be defined by one thing, you can be defined by whatever you want,” says Andrew Haigh, the director of Weekend. Ostensibly it is the story of two gay men who have a brief affair over two nights. But their relationship also raises a number of salient...

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The New Horror: A Post-2000 Top Ten

The New Horror: A Post-2000 Top Ten

Old chills and thrills not your bag? We take a closer look at ten modern horror films that manage to do the job just fine. Horror's an odd genre. On the one hand, it pushes the boundaries for acceptable cinema and scares us into a sleepless state for days (in the most enjoyable way). On the other, it's full of...

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Interview: Steven Silver – director of The Bang Bang Club

Interview: Steven Silver – director of The Bang Bang Club

The Bang Bang Club stars Ryan Phillippe and Taylor Kitsch as two members of a group of  four war photographers covering the struggle between the Apartheid regime and Nelson Mandela's ANC in early 1990s South Africa. A gripping examination of what it takes to work in such extreme conditions, the film is...

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Interview: Mr. Nobody writer and director Jaco Van Dormael

Interview: Mr. Nobody writer and director Jaco Van Dormael

Jaco Van Dormael is the writer and director behind the science fiction drama film, Mr. Nobody, starring Jared Leto and Diane Kruger. We interview Jaco to ask about the film's concept, cast, and his cameo appearance...     Mr. Nobody (read our review of Mr. Nobody here) is a film which...

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The Doctors on Film

The Doctors on Film

This Friday sees the released of the 3D comedy horror remake of Fright Night, directed by Craig Gillespie. The film stars David Tennant, who is perhaps best known for his TV role as the Doctor in the long-running sci-fi programme, Doctor Who. With this mind, we take a look at other instances of the Doctor's...

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Interview with Eyad Zahra and Dominic Rains of The Taqwacores

Interview with Eyad Zahra and Dominic Rains of The Taqwacores

"This film is meant to spark a lot of different ideas and create a lot of different discussions,” says Eyad Zahra, the director of The Taqwacores, a film that asks more questions than most. Eyad is in town with Dominic Rains, who plays the film's star, a magnetic, Mohawk-sporting Koran-quoting Muslim punk...

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