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5 of the best comic book adaptations

This Friday sees the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 from the Marvel Cinematic Universe stable and onto screens. We seem to have come a long way since comic book and superhero adaptations first came into the cinematic conscious, from the 1920s and 30s with the likes of …

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Love cult and classic cinema? Check out these 5 movies from Arrow

We’ve touched on numerous British film distributors over the past few months, including the BFI, StudioCanal’s UK branch and Eureka’s Masters of Cinema collection. Well, now it’s time to talk about another UK distributor of films old and new, native and foreign, niche and mainstream. Of course we are talking …

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The best new independent films coming out in 2017

In 2016, we were treated to aliens from another world, song-and-dance numbers, a quest in dealing with loss, the lives of the gay black community in the 305, Marvel continuing their winning streak and countless foreign language and documentary features, and 2017 seems to be continuing with that trend. However …

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5 of the greatest movie romances

It’s February, the month of love. To celebrate the occasion, let’s turn our conversation onto the subject of couples. We have seen them all throughout the years: kings and queens, bread and butter, cheese and tomato, fish and chips, Fred and Ginger, you get the general idea. With that said, …

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5 Oscar Best Picture Winners That Deserve More Recognition

With the Oscar nominations just announced, let us continue this awards season themed month and delve into a countdown of five of the most obscure Best Picture winners that nobody seems to bring up nowadays. I have discussed AMPAS before, so I won’t bore you with the details. With the …

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Who will win at this year’s Oscars? Here are our predictions!

With awards season about to hit the high point in the coming weeks, we’ve decided to do something a little different: this is musicMagpie predicts the Oscars. Established in 1927, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences (or AMPAS for short) has endeavoured to honour the best the film industry …

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