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We’re the Brits in America!

We’re the Brits in America!

This Friday sees the release of Arthur, starring Russell Brand and Helen Mirren. An English playboy living in America, Arthur stands to receive a $950 million inheritance - as long as he marries heiress Susan Johnson, played by Jennifer Garner. Unfortunately, he's fallen for the charms of a tour guide,...

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The Michelin Man: an interview with Rubber producer Gregory Bernard

The Michelin Man: an interview with Rubber producer Gregory Bernard

It's not every day you get to interview someone who made a horror movie about a killer tyre. As a result, the interview was a rather interesting insight into the minds of those who love to create unique films. Chris' note: if you've not yet seen Rubber, be wary, as the interview contains a minor spoiler that...

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Top ten TV-to-movie stars

Top ten TV-to-movie stars

This week sees the release of The Roomate. To be honest it's had some pretty terrible reviews and there's not much to say about it other than it's a terrible rip off of Single White Female. What is worth mentioning is that it stars Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester who is trying to make her move from the small...

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Talking with the director and cast of Blooded

Talking with the director and cast of Blooded

Blooded is the mockumentary thriller we can't get enough of at the moment. After being wowed and surprised by the independent Brit film, I caught up with the film's director Ed Boase, producer and actor Nick Ashdon, writer James Walker and actors Neil McDermortt and Isabella Calthorpe, to talk hunting, the...

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Elizabeth Taylor: From Hampstead to Hollywood- a lifetime in pictures

Elizabeth Taylor: From Hampstead to Hollywood- a lifetime in pictures

The news that Elizabeth Taylor had died flashed across the globe yesterday. She was well-known as a good friend of Michael Jackson and survivor from the golden age of Hollywood - when films really were shown on the silver screen. Many of us however might not know the full extent of her achievements. We give a...

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Top Ten Star-Scored Films

Top Ten Star-Scored Films

A film's soundtrack can really make or break a film, it can help us feel more than we would without it and add a whole new perspective to what we are watching. It's particularly exciting when a popular artist writes an original score which is exactly what The Arctic Monkey's front man Alex Turner has...

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Director Ken Wardrop on His and Hers

Director Ken Wardrop on His and Hers

His and Hers is the first feature-length film from acclaimed short documentary maker Ken Wardrop. Through the voices of 70 women it tells the 90-year-old love story of a single archetypical woman. Set in the Irish Midlands, the film is a charming look at a woman’s relationship to the various men in her life -...

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Quoting Russell Brand: From Heroin Addict to Shakespeare Actor

Quoting Russell Brand: From Heroin Addict to Shakespeare Actor

This Friday sees the release of Julie Taymor's version of The Tempest, starring David Strathairn, Helen Mirren and, of course, Russell Brand. This might be a slight re-imagining of the classic Shakespearian tale, but some are still surprised to hear of Brand's involvement with the film. After all, the...

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The TFR 2011 Oscars Round-Table

The TFR 2011 Oscars Round-Table

This year's Oscars are, as always, hotly contested, so we find out what predictions our TFR staffers are making for this weekend's big reveal. Jon: Winter's Bone Possibly the least likely to win, but this movie has some special Ozark magic and myth. Besides if Mark Kermode reckons we should all go and see...

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A – Z of Justin Bieber

A – Z of Justin Bieber

This Friday sees the release of the long-awaited 3D film, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. This 'feature biopic' documents the 16-year-old pop star's life, including his infamous performance in New York's Madison Square Gardens. As Bieber Fever begins to takes its grip on the nation, we give you an A to...

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