Oscars 2017: The Nominations

The Academy Award nominations were announced this morning.   Most of the names were expected, but there were a few surprises and snubs. The snubs: No Amy Adams for Arrival. No Martin Scorcese for Silence. No Annette Bening for 20th Century Women. No Sully. No Deadpool … nothing at all. The surprise nominations: The Lobster […]

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For one brief shining moment there was a Camelot, and for a hundred intense amazing minutes there is Natalie Portman in Jackie.

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Fate of the Furious

File this under Batshit Insane Guilty Pleasures. Vin Diesel & Co.’s series of high-octane macho silliness continues apace with Fate of the Furious, with Charlize Theron along for the ride as a Bondesque submarine-wielding villain.

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Six Essential Things A Character Should Do To Survive A Horror Movie

Happy Halloween

The Fluff Is Raging

by Niall McArdle

The month of October is about settling in by the fire with a warm cuppa and having the Bejeezus scared out of you with horror movies. If you’re looking to binge-watch a few horror flicks, you should go over to Shocktoberfest or Horror Movie A Day for some ideas of what to watch.

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As you know, characters in horror films, especially slasher pics, tend to do incredibly dumb things like split up or go into the cellar or keep tripping over twigs in the forest, and are generally so unprepared for the killer that you’re sort of glad they get bumped off: it’s probably better for the gene pool.

But do you think you could do any better? If you were in a horror film, how would you survive? What on earth should you pack?


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Ex Morgana?

A cynic would say that most of the actors are only here for an easy pay cheque. That’s not true: they’re here for an easy pay cheque and the chance to stay in a nice house in the country.

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