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Portals In Film

Portals In Film

“If ever they remembered their life in this world it was as one remembers a dream.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Sometimes you see it, sometimes you don’t. A secret door, a prosaic object, an enchanted key… With a click of the heels or a push of a button your life may never be the same. A portal can resemble anything....

Marilyn Monroe’s Best Performances

Marilyn Monroe’s Best Performances

She remains one of the most iconic women in American film history and is often considered to be the most beautiful and glamorous actress of all time. However, Hollywood starlet Marilyn Monroe never truly got the recognition that she deserved during her movie career but since her untimely death in 1962 she has always been remembered as a very talented actress...

Films about Stolen Identities

Films about Stolen Identities

Why would anyone decide to grow a moustache when it’s not November?  SAMBA’s lead character played by Omar Sy chose to and it wasn’t a fashion statement.  Desperate to remain in France, Samba has to escape the authorities;  adopting a multitude of fake names, brandishes counterfeit I.D. cards and even grows a hairy caterpillar on his top lip to hide...

Some of the greatest stunts ever shown on the big screen

Some of the greatest stunts ever shown on the big screen

Fast & Furious 7 and Avengers: Age Of Ultron pride themselves on containing only the best CGI special effects, which is great for them, but we still pine for the days of classic film making, when an action sequence kept you on the edge of your seat instead of making your eyes glaze over as they’re inundated with fast moving pixels. But with the news...

Top Ten Dystopian Universes

Top Ten Dystopian Universes

The concept of dystopian worlds is one that has always been popular in cinema, but seems to have captured film-goers imagination more so than ever in recent years. With massive franchises taking on the subject matter, the notion of a future in which something is very, very wrong has transferred from cult sci-fi to the mainstream. To celebrate the release of...

The Very Best Blackjack Film Scenes of all Time

The Very Best Blackjack Film Scenes of all Time

From the plethora of James Bond film to Martin Scorsese’s Casino, Hollywood has always retained a fascination with gambling. While Baccarat, Roulette and Poker are all staples of the silver screen, however, it is the films that feature Blackjack which deliver arguably the most memorable scenes. While poker fans may disagree vehemently, it cannot be disputed...

Top 10 Anticipated Films of 2015

Top 10 Anticipated Films of 2015

Before this list begins counting down, I’d like to stress, as always, that this is my personal top 10. Also, I will be excluding ‘Star Wars’, ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ from this list as every man and his dog are highly anticipating their respective returns. So, without further ado: 10. The D Train What is it about? A high...

High Stakes Sport Films

High Stakes Sport Films

Hollywood loves a good genre movie. Whether it be a science-fiction saga, or a western epic, there’s money to be made in producing films that are easily marketable through the use of genre. But Hollywood also knows how to maximise its audiences by combining two genres to spectacular effect. And here we’re looking at ways that movies have been made...

Five classic films that feature classic game scenes

Five classic films that feature classic game scenes

Written by Andy Berensford – Managing Director of Award winning UK games company Home Leisure Direct. Remember the famous poker scene aboard the train in The Sting? What about Roger Daltry playing a mean, deaf, dumb and blind pinball, accompanied by Elton in the biggest DMs you ever saw? And of course that unforgettably tense scene featuring a fatal game...

The Rise and Rise of Benedict Cumberbatch

The Rise and Rise of Benedict Cumberbatch

Since becoming a household name with his star-making turn as the iconic Sherlock Holmes, Benedict Cumberbatch has notched up an astoundingly impressive resume of film and TV roles. Considered one of the greatest actors of his generation, he’s demonstrated a remarkable range, and gained a hugely loyal fanbase in the process. Often cited for having a...