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Why 3D is killing cinema

Why 3D is killing cinema

It’s no exaggeration to suggest that 3D is in fact one of the biggest evils the world is currently facing. Yes, poverty, world hunger, natural disasters, and Katie Price, are slightly higher on the list of problems, but 3D is biting at their heels. As a duty to the world, I will now delve into the...

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Film-going culture – the lowdown from Derby

Film-going culture – the lowdown from Derby

As much of our news is London-focused you may have guessed that The Film Review is based in the capital, however this is about to change. London may have a thriving cinema culture, but what about rest of the UK? In attempt to reflect a broader point of view Chaz Harrison is going to write from the perspective of...

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Educational Cinema – Our top 10 school films

Educational Cinema – Our top 10 school films

This week, TFR takes a look at the films taking place in the classroom. Academia is always going to be an important aspect of who we are and what we want to do for a living. Some of us might even become teachers ourselves. But what films best sum up the classroom environment? Larry Crowne is a romance set...

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Top ten big-screen bridesmaids

Top ten big-screen bridesmaids

With the release of the female-led comedy Bridesmaids this week, we started thinking about other film bridesmaids. After a little research I can reveal there have been a hell of a lot. Not all focus so much on the trials and tribulations of the job as much as Bridesmaids, but there have still been some classics...

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Real Life Fathers of Film

Real Life Fathers of Film

Every so often we get to see real life family relationships play out on the big screen, from brothers and sisters, to parents and their children. With Fathers Day just a few days away, we thought we'd take a look at some classic examples of some on-screen dads playing the parents to their real life children...

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Interview with Jerry Rothwell and JoEllen Marsh of Donor Unknown

Interview with Jerry Rothwell and JoEllen Marsh of Donor Unknown

Occasionally a film comes along that gets us at The Film Review talking. Not in a voyeuristic sense like My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, but sensible discussion about important issues. Mind you, a bit of colour doesn't hurt, and Donor Unknown has both: a fascinating story with a great character, which in this case...

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Q&A with Honey 2 star Melissa Molinaro

Q&A with Honey 2 star Melissa Molinaro

As fans of dance films everywhere warm up for the release of Honey 2 this week, we catch up with star Melissa Molinaro. Unless you watch a lot of American TV shows you may not know who she is ...yet. Melissa was a finalist in the Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search For the Next Doll and also appeared in Making...

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Interview: Heartbeats’ leading lady Monia Chokri

Interview: Heartbeats’ leading lady Monia Chokri

Heartbeats might be the make-or-break second feature length production from director Xavier Dolan, but it’s the first major film role for his leading lady, Monia Chokri. We interview Monia to ask her about her new role. When I meet her to talk about the film, you’d think she’d been doing it for...

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Top ten Robert Pattinson facts

Top ten Robert Pattinson facts

Robert Pattinson super fans can get their fix of the sexy vampire this week, as his latest film Water For Elephants is released. In the film he plays a veterinary student who abandons his studies after his parents are killed and joins a travelling circus as a vet, where he falls for Marlena Rosenbluth, played by...

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Top ten movie wedding scenes

Top ten movie wedding scenes

Summer is the season for weddings, but nothing has got us more excited this year than the long- awaited marriage of Will and Kate, or Prince William and Catherine, happening this Friday. As the country, and indeed the world, gets worked into wedding mayhem we pick out our top ten wedding scenes from the movies....

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