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Rian Johnson is getting his own Star Wars Trilogy

Is this a spoiler to how good Star Wars The Last Jedi is? It must be causing the bosses at Disney and Lucasfilm to wet their pants as they announced the other day that us lucky fans will be getting three new films! Details about the new trilogy are sparse. All the announcement from Lucasfilm…

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When actors suffer for their art…

We’ve all had times when work was psychologically and emotionally traumatising – basically everyday.  But for some actors, who we tend to think have got off lightly in the employment stakes, staring into the abyss for a role, rubbed off onto them in real life.   Performances that get close to the bone are mesmerising, but…

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Three Incredible Trailers for Depressingly Bland Movies

Film trailers tend to be pretty formulaic, showing the most spectacular, heart wrenching or inspired moments out of an entire 120 minutes.   It’s often the case that after watching the selected highlights, the real thing is a bit of a let-down.  However, occasionally we’re treated to a preview that moves beyond marketing and into something…

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Five things to expect from a modern film snob

Some of us are happy to be self-confessed film snobs, but there are certain lines that should never be crossed.   Looking down on people who don’t ‘get’ arthouse movies If you or someone you know has a mental list of films that are deemed ok to like and a list that are definite no-no’s, snobbery…

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Excellent film news from the Star Wars and Jurassic Park franchises

In casting news that will warm the cockles of our collective hearts, it’s been announced that Dr Ian Malcolm himself, AKA Jeff Goldblum, will return to the Jurassic Park universe, as part of the new feature, Jurassic World 2.  Dr Malcolm was last seen swearing never to return in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997),…

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Three of the best sci-fi films available now on Amazon Prime

Although it’s often seen as a less cool version of the ubiquitous Netflix, Amazon Prime have a diverse range of sci-fi offerings for their geeky members.  Between them they represent everything that’s great about the genre, from outer space, to rebelling AI and dystopian futures.  The list changes regularly, so if you’re flicking through and…

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Three cool film sequences that didn’t make the final cut

Film making can be a costly pastime, and from the script to the finished product there are many scenes which won’t make the grade.  This doesn’t mean the scenes are below par, as it’s more usually linked to time restraints.  Here are some of those that were never part of a cinematic release… World War…

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The dream is over for Terminator 6 – Arnie won’t be back

Terminator is a cult smash that began with former bodybuilding god, Arnold Schwarzenegger, began playing the iconic T-800 in 1984.  Although James Cameron had originally chosen him to play the film’s hero, Arnold managed to convince the director that he’d make a better job of the robot.   The initial sequels, Judgement Day, released in 1991,…

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So, who’s Laura? More about Wolverine’s new disciple in Logan

In Logan, the third and last of the Wolverine films, we get to see the clawed hero feeling his age a little.  His healing powers can barely keep up with the relentless damage his body is subjected to, and his friends have virtually all gone.  This is a time when mutants are reaching extinction, but…

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Four 21st century sci-fi smashes to watch this weekend

The 21st century may not have brought us food pills, hovering cars and robot butlers, but we have been treated to a crop of impressive cinematic sci-fi.  Here are four of the finest from the first 17 years of this bold new era…. Moon (2009) Some films have the look and feel of a future…

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