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10 of the best video games based on movies

Once upon a time, the vast majority games based on movies were shoddy rushjobs that rarely captured the magic of their source material. There were exceptions, but the words ‘movie tie-in’ rarely signified quality. Times have changed, however. The past few years have seen a marked increase in the quality …

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Books

5 books you should have read

When we’re trying to make positive changes to our busy schedules, one of the first things we consider is reading more. The only difficulty is; where do you start? You could go back centuries and delve into the classics, or you could pick modern greats that have changed the game. …

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Adaptation

What is the best film adaptation ever? Here are some contenders.

Another blog post, another list of recommendations, but then again, that’s why you’re here. This time, let’s talk adaptations. Taking an existing source material and adapting it to another form (be it book, cinema, radio, TV etc.). Obviously we are familiar with some adaptations such as the Harry Potter film …

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Magpie Recommends: Essential Taylor Swift Tracks

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 10 years, you’ll have heard of country-turned-pop singer Taylor Swift. TayTay’s celebrity status has excelled beyond belief in recent years, and while her personal life is constantly in the media, she’s made some immense songs to express her feelings about …

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After the iPhone X: what will Apple do next?

The iPhone X, Apple’s most exciting product in years, is finally out in the wild. The world of technology moves fast, though, and our thoughts are already turning to what Tim Cook and co will do next. With the help of the always-churning rumour mill and a teeny tiny bit …

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Do you really need a smartwatch?

Even the most ardent of tech lovers would admit that smartwatches haven’t quite taken off yet. Yes, you see the odd person wearing a Fitbit or even an Apple Watch, but they haven’t had the same kind of impact as the smartphone or even the tablet. It all started so …

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8 of the best directorial debuts

A lot rests on your first attempt at anything. When it comes to directing, it could make or break your career. The following films are some of the strongest debuts in history, and are must-watches for any fan of the big screen. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels – Guy …

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