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The best Stephen King movie adaptations

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , on October 1, 2013 by Ross McG

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The master of horror writing, Stephen King, has just released a new novel, Doctor Sleep, a sequel to The Shining. But where does the film adaptation of The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick, figure on the list of the best big screen reworkings of King’s oeuvre? Peek out from behind that cushion you’re hiding your face with to find out… Continue reading

Star Wars characters who won’t get their own spin-off but should: Salacious B Crumb

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , , , on September 20, 2013 by Ross McG

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Disney has confirmed that the spin-offs from its planned Star Wars trilogy will be ‘origin’ stories. You know, like Batman Begins, but with lightsabers. A host of the series key characters are being lined up to get their own spin-off movie, with the likes of Yoda, Han Solo and Boba Fett topping the bill. But what about those unsung Star Wars heroes, the guys who appear one moment in the first six movies and are Bantha fodder the next? Continue reading

Star Wars characters who won’t get their own spin-off but should: Lobot

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , on September 19, 2013 by Ross McG

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Disney has confirmed that the spin-offs from its planned Star Wars trilogy will be ‘origin’ stories. You know, like Batman Begins, but with lightsabers. A host of the series key characters are being lined up to get their own spin-off movie, with the likes of Yoda, Han Solo and Boba Fett topping the bill. But what about those unsung Star Wars heroes, the guys who appear one moment in the first six movies and are Bantha fodder the next? Continue reading

Star Wars characters who won’t get their own spin-off but should: Ponda Baba

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , on September 18, 2013 by Ross McG

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Disney has confirmed that the spin-offs from its planned Star Wars trilogy will be ‘origin’ stories. You know, like Batman Begins, but with lightsabers. A host of the series key characters are being lined up to get their own spin-off movie, with the likes of Yoda, Han Solo and Boba Fett topping the bill. But what about those unsung Star Wars heroes, the guys who appear one moment in the first six movies and are Bantha fodder the next? Continue reading

Top 7… Actors who have shaved their heads for a role

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , , , on August 19, 2013 by Ross McG

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This week sees the release of sci-fi flick Elysium, director Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up to District 9, in which its star, Matt Damon, shaved his head to get into character. But how does his chrome dome compare to some others in the trade who got the number one razor out before him? Continue reading

Get on your bikes and ride! The best bicycle scenes in movies

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , on August 12, 2013 by Ross McG

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Word is that Stephen Frears is developing a movie on the life of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, with Ben Foster being touted to take the lead role. But if the film does become a reality, will its bike riding moments match those below? No motorbikes allowed, thank you – these scenes are strictly pedal-powered. Continue reading

‘Go ahead and read your Bible… Dennis!’ It’s the best ever Alec Baldwin movie moments

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , on August 12, 2013 by Ross McG

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Now that he has been given his own political TV chat show on MSNBC, there’s no better time than to look at Alec Baldwin’s best movie moments. And to think, many of you just believed he was that puppet from Team America: World Police. Continue reading

The Top 16 Best Music Gigs in Movies

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , on August 8, 2013 by Ross McG

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They are two of my favourite things – going to the movies and going to gigs. So when you combine the two, it has the potential to be mega. Here are the music concerts on film that it was worth pushing to the front for. Continue reading