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Max Payne 3, not Max Payn3…

Max Payne 3, not Max Payn3…

Cast your memories back to 2001. I was still in secondary school but this marked a very important moment for me – it was the first time I ever built my own computer, a computer that was all mine! Back then this was a big deal, but what was an even bigger deal were the games I received on that […]

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The end of Rock & Chips?

The end of Rock & Chips?

Will the BBC try and flog a dead horse by commissioning a full series of the Only Fools prequel Rock & Chips, despite the recent and unfortunate death of its writer John Sullivan? Such an act would surely be the creative equivalent of grave robbery, but if audience viewing figures are as high as they were last time (7.4 million), […]

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RIP John Sullivan

RIP John Sullivan

Sometimes life really likes to pile on the tragedy. A few days after Elisabeth Sladen’s regretful passing comes word that Only Fools & Horses creator John Sullivan has died aged 64, following a brief and unspecified illness. Few writers of British comedy are as legendary as Sullivan, who wrote every episode of Only Fools from 1981 to 2003. Throughout its run, […]

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To boldly go…nowhere. Bryan Singer’s Star Trek: Federation

To boldly go…nowhere. Bryan Singer’s Star Trek: Federation

Bryan Singer is a man who likes to attach himself to as many projects as possible, each one getting him further and further away from the respectability of his 1995 classic The Usual Suspects. Here’s one cinema fan still mourning the director’s misjudged Superman Returns, an epic disappointment that cast Singer’s creative capabilities in doubt. Said doubt was only exemplified […]

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Duke Nukem still kicks ass…still chews bubblegum?

Duke Nukem Forever used to be one of the biggest figures of fun in gaming circles, as I’m sure you’re aware. Bad comedians even made jokes about it. With a tortured development that has taken over a decade, many of us had reached the point where we never ever expected it to see the light of day. Despite numerous set-backs, the […]

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Renner is the new Jason Bourne that isn’t Jason Bourne

Renner is the new Jason Bourne that isn’t Jason Bourne

It was reported earlier in the month but now it seems like a done deal. Deadline reports that Jeremy Renner is expected to sign on the dotted line for Universal’s The Bourne Legacy, the Matt Damon-less franchise continuation that no one really wanted. Of course, Renner wouldn’t be the Jason Bourne we all know but another pawn in the government’s […]

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Rogen, McBride, Ferrell and Black take on the Beastie Boys in Fight For Your Right – Revisited

Rogen, McBride, Ferrell and Black take on the Beastie Boys in Fight For Your Right – Revisited

This is surely the most star-studded short film ever made. Fight for Your Right – Revisited answers that age-old question: what happened after the grand hootenanny detailed in 80’s classic “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)”? The supposed track on the long-awaited Beastie Boys album Hot Sauce Committee Part I is brought to stunning life by an all-star cast […]

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Better late than never REVIEW: Scream 4 (2011)

Better late than never REVIEW: Scream 4 (2011)

In a way, the Scream franchise has always struggled to top that opening sequence in the first film. Drew Barrymore’s brief but instantly iconic tussle with Ghostface is a perfectly executed slasher set-piece that set a standard Wes Craven couldn’t match in the above-average Scream 2 and the much-maligned Scream 3. When a fourth film was announced, many were rightfully […]

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About that new Offspring album…

About that new Offspring album…

Ahh…The Offspring. For a while there they were really something. In the years from their self-titled début to 2000’s Conspiracy of One, they were one of the greatest punk acts ever to break into the mainstream. Things started going wrong when the label-enforced “Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)” topped the charts and their output has only gotten more watered-down since, culminating […]

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Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds do the body swap in The Change-Up

Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds do the body swap in The Change-Up

Just what is Hollywood’s fascination with the antiquated body swap formula? Between Freaky Friday and It’s a Boy Girl Thing studios are close to mining the well dry. The Change-Up doesn’t look like it will offer a revolutionary spin on the concept but it has two likeable stars in Bateman and Reynolds. The reason for their predicament, hinging on a […]

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