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10 essential Halloween movies

Halloween is lurking ever closer, which means it’s time to open the horror vaults and recommend a few classic films to scare yourself silly with. Dim the lights, find yourself a nice spot behind the sofa (the only place you’re safe, obviously) and prepare to scream at… The Nightmare Before …

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Terminator 6 to start filming in March 2018

The latest instalment in the Terminator franchise is slated for a July 2019 release, with filming to begin in March next year. Director of the original Terminator film, James Cameron has signed on to produce Terminator 6, which will be a direct sequel for Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Deadpool’s Tim …

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5 more essential World Cinema films

We have more for you. Yes, this is part two of a list of foreign language features recommended to you by us at musicMagpie. For more information on what this thread is about, read part one of this blog post. Battleship Potemkin (1925) Country: Russia Director: Sergei Eisenstein Okay this …

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Magpie Recommends: 5 classic sci-fi films everyone should see

Every week, we recommend some music, movies, games, books or tech products based on a certain theme. Inspired by the amazing Blade Runner 2049, this week’s recommendations focus on five essential sci-fi movies that everyone – and yes, we mean everyone – should see. Share your five essential movies with …

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5 essential World Cinema films

I have written eighteen blogs (this one included) during my time as a writer for musicMagpie. Through them I have introduced you to countless forms of cinema from mainstream to the more outer limits (e.g. arthouse and experimental) and in a range of different languages. And it’s the latter I …

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7 of the funniest Tweets by actors

You know when people say “Oh famous people, they’re just like us” you never believe them? Well, you can now – thanks to the beauty of social media. Twitter has allowed us to interact with our favourite film stars through their weird and wonderful postings. What pops into their heads …

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5 essential films to watch before Blade Runner 2049

After eighteen years in the pipeline and following on from the original sci-fi neo-noir classic of 1982 (an adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), the highly anticipated Blade Runner 2049 is almost upon us. This time, original director Ridley Scott takes a back seat for …

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6 upcoming movie sequels and reboots we can’t wait for

The charts are jam-packed with songs that sample tracks from yesteryear, breathing a new lease of life into them. A similar thing is happening in Hollywood! Soon, our cinemas will be full of various sequels and reimaginings of some of the best-loved movies in the last few decades. There’s a …

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