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Bill & Ted Face The Music

Bill & Ted Face The Music is everything you ever wanted from a third Bill & Ted movie. It’s true that the first 15 minutes or so are painfully slow, with Keanu Reeves seemingly struggling to recapture that spirt of artl...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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His Dark Materials Seasons 1 & 2 Boxset

Is there anything more appealing than settling down, on a cold Winter’s evening, with a hot cocoa and a BBC serial on the TV? Fortunately this festive season, as a certain chocolate brand might have put it, the BBC is really sp...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Howl’s Moving Castle

Studio Ghibli have been crafting beautiful, etherial tales for 35 years, each one seemingly dong the impossible: garnering both critical acclaim and big box office numbers. Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Kiki’s Deliver...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

A bi-opic it isn’t, but Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story never-the-less makes what CBS-TV called “an immeasurably entertaining movie”–ablaze with comedy, romance, and spectacular martial arts sequences. From a childhood ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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It Came From Outer Space

The Day The Earth Stood Still, The Thing From Another World, Forbidden Planet… the ‘50s were a golden era of sci-fi. And director Jack Arnold was responsible for more than his fair share of filmic classics including Creature Fr...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Twelve Monkeys

It may be that a film about a pandemic is the last thing any of us need right now, but don’t let that put you off.  Twelve Monkeys is a great watch. It looks fabulous of course—as all Terry Gilliam films do—but where Gilliam re...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Film-Themed Gifts For All

As Christmas races towards us, The Folio Society’s new releases couldn’t have come at a better time, with five new editions that are simply perfect for the film-lover in your life. What’s more, even if your favouite film isn’t ...
 
 
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Total Recall

What’s not to love about Total Recall? It has a screenplay by Dan O’Bannon (Alien), based the short story, “We can Remember it for you Wholesale”, by Philip K Dick. It has Arnie at the height of his pomp, as both action hero an...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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The Art Of Star Trek: Discovery

There’s no doubt that return of one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises,  Star Trek: Discovery, has been a total fan-pleaser. Following Star Fleet’s continuing voyages, the series has managed an incr...
 
 
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Silent Running

If any sci-fi film deserves a second shot at celluloid immortality, it’s Silent Running.  The eco-apocalypse themed film marked the directorial debut of Douglas Trumbull—the man largely responsible for the special photogr...