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‘Sound bite’ of the week …..
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‘Sound bite’ of the week …..

“In my house, he’s Uncle Dwayne.”     Vin Diesel attempts to quash rumours of his on-going ‘feud’ with Fast & Furious co-star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, ahead of the release of the eighth instalment in the long-running action franchise.   If you found an error, highlight it and press Shift […]

Scene Stealer: The arrival, The Devil Wears Prada
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Scene Stealer: The arrival, The Devil Wears Prada

Choose any scene from hit film The Devil Wears Prada (1996) – based on author Lauren Weisberger’s bestselling novel of the same name – and you are guaranteed a piece of iconic cinema.  The whole hundred plus minutes are so full of acid sharp dialogue, catty putdowns and marvellously over-the-top […]

Scene Stealer: The Ascot Gavotte, My Fair Lady
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Scene Stealer: The Ascot Gavotte, My Fair Lady

    It never ceases to amaze how a place as frequently ‘brash’ as Hollywood, manages to create a sense of upper class sophistication so flawlessly on the big screen.  Take its archetypal visualisation of the British aristocracy and all their idiosyncracies, as seen in the 1964 musical extravaganza My […]

Scene Stealer: The party from All About Eve
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Scene Stealer: The party from All About Eve

Some dialogue has become woven into the history of the silver screen.  None perhaps more than Bette Davis’ cryptic warning to her bemused house guests in All About Eve (1950), as she tells them to “fasten your seat-belts, it’s going to a bumpy night”!  The scene comes during a party […]

Best Historical Epic Films
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Best Historical Epic Films

Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House hits cinemas this Friday, and to celebrate we’ve taken a look at some of the best historical epic films ever made. Viceroy’s House (2017) Taking place in 1947 and starring Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson, Viceroy’s House tells the story of Lord Mountbatten, great grandson of […]

Top 10 Films Of 2016.
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Top 10 Films Of 2016.

Yes, it’s that time of year. Time for a look back over the past selection of movies, and to try creating some kind of worth list of recommendations. Other Flickfeasters will have different choices, of course, but these are mine. Not quite making the list, but very good nonetheless, were […]

Stream And Stream Again: The Best Of Shudder
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Stream And Stream Again: The Best Of Shudder

Today is the day, horror fans. Shudder has officially launched. It’s a movie streaming service that features nothing but horror movies and TV. Which is why I have been checking out exactly what it has to offer. It’s starting with a selection of about 200 movies, which should keep us […]

Top 10 Superhero Movies . . . . *
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Top 10 Superhero Movies . . . . *

. . . . *that didn’t come from Marvel or DC. It seems like barely a week goes by without us receiving news of more projects from Marvel and DC (right now you’ve probably been hearing plenty of juicy titbits from another successful Comic-Con, you’ve already been subjected to the […]

Scotty finds an ally
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Scotty finds an ally

  It’s not long (this day week in fact) until Star Trek Beyond – the latest instalment in the phenomenal Star Trek franchise, direct by Justin Lin – hits the big screen.  In a story which sees the intrepid crew of the Starship Enterprise going, quite literally, where no man […]

Jason Bourne
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Jason Bourne

It’s been almost 15 years since we first saw Matt Damon figure out his identity while beating up lots of people in the fantastic 2002 action thriller The Bourne Identity. That film was followed by two sequels, and THEN we also got The Bourne Legacy (aka the one without Matt […]