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Horns: The devil has claimed you!

Every now and then a film comes along with an original idea (yes, ignoring the fact that it was an adaptation of a book for now). Hollywood is a sausage factory of samey films, with studios apprehensive of taking risks on films that enter unknown territory. Unfortunately for them, what ...

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Nightcrawler: If it bleeds, it leads…

Tales of the morally superior are overdone. As are stories of someone in a bad place, who makes bad decisions, finding a turning point in their lives and realizing the error of their ways. And then there’s stories of antiheroes. Nightcrawler takes it one step further. While Gyllenhaal’s character is the protagonist, ...

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An anthology of fear: Horror on TV

With Halloween on the way, everyone has ghosts and ghouls on the brain. But terrifying feats are represented year round in the horror genre – on TV, in film, novels, and graphic novels. Many critics deride the genre, unappreciative of it’s reliance on eliciting primal emotions in its audience, playing ...

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Guts over fear: In defense of Eminem

On Tuesday, Radio 1 DJ, TV personality, and model Jameela Jamil wrote an open letter to Eminem. She is sick of his ‘misery’ music and his negative attitudes towards women, among other things. Immediately she received an onslaught of attacks from Eminem fans and general internet haters (sometimes they just attack ...

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Horns smoke

Horns: The devil has claimed you!

Every now and then a film comes along with an original idea (yes, ignoring the fact that it was an adaptation of a book for now). Hollywood is a sausage factory of samey films, with studios apprehensive of taking risks on films that enter unknown territory. Unfortunately for them, what ...

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Nightcrawler: If it bleeds, it leads…

Tales of the morally superior are overdone. As are stories of someone in a bad place, who makes bad decisions, finding a turning point in their lives and realizing the error of their ways. And then there’s stories of antiheroes. Nightcrawler takes it one step further. While Gyllenhaal’s character is the protagonist, ...

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Fury: War really is hell in David Ayer’s new film

I am not someone who needs to be convinced that war is hell, I’m fully on board with the idea. If I did need to be convinced, I would need look no further than Fury. This is the film poster boy for the ‘War is Hell’ slogan. Between the pancaked, muddy ...

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221b: Bringing episodic mysteries to an ebook reader near you

Brendon Connelly’s background is deeply rooted in film and television as both a creator and commentator of the medium. Connelly has written and directed film, as well as been a prolific reviewer and commentator – writing for various websites as well as the resident film geek on Oxfordshire’s Jack FM ...

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A great week for women and equal rights

The topic of equal rights for women has been in the media a lot recently. Spurred on by Emma Watson’s brilliant HeForShe launch speech at the UN, asking everyone – no matter what their gender – to fight for equal rights for women, the media has been going crazy with ...

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David Mitchell’s new Twitter-published story, The Right Sort

Following in the footsteps of other authors who have used Twitter as a storytelling medium (such as Neil Gaiman, Philip Pullman, and Jennifer Egan), Mitchell has begun publishing a 6,000 word story on Twitter. The story will play out over 280 tweets, published in the next 7 days, with 20 ...

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New Harry Potter story by Rowling

The World Cup in Brazil has spread sport fever all over the world… and in other worlds. JK Rowling has been writing about the Quidditch World Cup to coincide with the Muggle football (or soccer, depending where you’re from) World Cup. The final article in this series will go up ...

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Cult show Community picked up for a 6th Season

The cult sitcom Community was cancelled by NBC after the show’s fifth season and for a while it looked like the show’s cheeky references to “Six Seasons & a Movie!” were not to be. Thankfully, the fans prayers have been answered and Sony Pictures Television have announced that season six of Community will ...

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