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Nick Acott and Gary Scullion make their own movie

Nick Acott and Gary Scullion make their own movie

You love the movies right? You'd love to make your own? Well, Nick Acott and Gary Scullion are so passionate about films and film-making that they've decided to make their own. On a budget of £900. As The Film Review are interested in up-and-coming talent, and British movies in particular, we thought...

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Top Ten films about ‘Young Love’

Top Ten films about ‘Young Love’

This Friday sees the release of Flipped, the story of a couple who meet in second grade and go on to find first love as they reach their teenage years. With this in mind, we thought we'd take a look back at some classic 'young love' films. From the sickly sweet to the heart-wrenchingly sad, here are our...

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Top 10 Up and Coming Child Stars

Top 10 Up and Coming Child Stars

This week sees the release of Let Me In, starring 13-year-old Chloë Moretz. But Moretz is no newcomer Hollywood - in fact the child star has been appearing in films since 2005, and she's already attached to no fewer than eight movies which are yet to be released. With that in mind, we thought we'd take a...

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O Adaptation, Where Art Thou: 10 Unlikely Literary Inspirations

O Adaptation, Where Art Thou: 10 Unlikely Literary Inspirations

Film adaptations are frequently ridiculed for not being true to the original - it's also much more fun to make a film which is simply 'inspired by' a old-school classic. We look at ten films said to be inspired by classic works of literature. Being 'loosely based on', allows film-makers to hand-pick the best...

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10 reasons why Michael Douglas is great

10 reasons why Michael Douglas is great

Michael Douglas has been making headlines recently. Firstly, he has reprised his role as the diabolical Gordon Gekko in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, which was released yesterday. But secondly because he is undergoing treatment for stage four cancer. While wishing him a speedy return to full health, we...

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Take Two: Actors who direct

Take Two: Actors who direct

As if it's not enough being a Hollywood actor, more and more of the A-listers are turning to directing as well. The Town is released in the UK today, a film in which Ben Affleck not only stars, but also directs. Affleck has certainly proved his ability as a director, but what about the rest? We have a look at the...

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Remakes for Schmucks: The ten worst remakes… ever!

As Dinner for Schmucks screened last week, the public and critics were looking forward to another classic from the hilarious Steve Carrell. However what we got instead was an unfunny re-hash of a perfectly good French film Le Dîner de Cons (literally translated as The dinner of B*stards). This got us thinking,...

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The Lowdown: This Is England

The Lowdown: This Is England

The much anticipated television drama This Is England '86 airs on Channel 4 tonight - so to get you up to speed on the story so far, we thought we'd give you the lowdown on the 2006 film. Set in 1983, This Is England the film follows thirteen-year-old Shaun as he is taken under the wing of Woody and...

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Top Ten Music Movies: The Best of Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll

Top Ten Music Movies: The Best of Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll

With the release of The Runaways biopic this Friday, we thought we'd take a quick look at some of the best music-inspired movies... 1. Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll Line-up? Andy Serkis stars as Ian Dury, alongside Naomie Harris, Ray Winstone, Noel Clarke and Mackenzie Crook Lyrical content?...

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The last action heroes: The Expendables

The last action heroes: The Expendables

It's the ultimate action line-up: Willis, Stallone and Schwarzenegger alone could make it a dream film. But does The Expendables match up to the expectation? The main issue with films like this is that you're dealing with a lot of actors who are very unused to playing in any role that isn't the protagonist....

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