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5 movies that are guaranteed to make you cry

As much as we love movies that make us laugh, there’s a simple pleasure in a movie that moves you to tears. Sometimes you just need a good cry! We’ve compiled a list of movies that will have you sobbing like a baby. The Color Purple Adapted from Alice Walker’s …

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6 top Christmas decluttering tips

Christmas is coming, which means you’re no doubt stressing about presents, food and visiting relatives. You may also be stressing about getting your house ready in time for the big day. Even if you’re not having visitors over the festive period, getting your house in order is an important part …

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Magpie Recommends: The best phones of 2017

This year we have seen Apple pushing boundaries for their bigger and better iPhone, to commemorate a decade since the original was unleashed on the world. Of course, Samsung created a strong rival in the S8. But those of us outside of the iPhone/Samsung bubble have been able to enjoy …

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Books

8 essential sci-fi books to read

Science fiction is one of literature’s richest genres, using space, alien life and technology to comment on the world, society and the human condition. It’s also a vast genre, with hundreds of novels released every year. Here are 8 essential sci-fi books to help you get to grips with this …

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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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