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Feels like we only go backwards – About Time review

By Simon Miraudo October 14, 2013 Richard Curtis lives to make you melt, and his latest, About Time, should just about do the trick. It’s sad and sweet. And shapeless. But mostly sweet. His previous directorial effort, The Boat That Rocked, also suffered from bagginess (thirty minutes were shaved off its American release). I’ll forgive […]

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Poster and Trailer Debut: About Time

The first trailer for About Time asks the question: if you had the ability to relive any moment in your life, would you do it? Perhaps you’d answer ‘yes’ if you knew that writer director Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Notting Hill) was in control. Of course, you’d need to be like Tim […]

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Television Revision: Black Adder – Season 4

By Andrew Williams March 11, 2013 Television Revision is a weekly feature in which our tuned in TV critic trawls through the best the box has to offer, giving you a primer on some of history’s finest shows (and warning you away from the specific episodes – or even seasons! – that might have ruined […]

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Television Revision: Black Adder – Season 2

By Andrew Williams February 6, 2013 Television Revision is a weekly feature in which our tuned in TV critic trawls through the best the box has to offer, giving you a primer on some of history’s finest shows (and warning you away from the specific episodes – or even seasons! – that might have ruined […]

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Television Revision: The Black Adder – Season 1

Television Revision: The Black Adder – Season 1. Starring Rowan Atkinson, Tim McInnery, and Tony Robinson. Rated M. By Andrew Williams. Television Revision is a weekly feature in which our tuned in TV critic trawls through the best the box has to offer, giving you a primer on some of history’s finest shows (and warning […]

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Aussie Margot Robbie might star in Scorsese’s Wolf of Wall Street

Australian actress Margot Robbie (Neighbours) is in talks for the female lead in Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of The Wolf of Wall Street, according to Deadline. The film, adapted from the bestselling memoir by Jordon Belfort, already has Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Jon Bernthal, and Jean Dujardin (The Artist) attached to star. Robbie would star opposite […]

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Zooey Deschanel teams with Richard Curtis for About Time

Perpetual ‘It’ girl Zooey Deschanel is in talks to star in the latest film from Love Actually writer-director Richard Curtis, About Time. According to Variety, Deschanel would play a young woman courted by a novice time-traveller. Domhnall Gleeson – Bill Weasley from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – is likely to appear as the man informed by his […]

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God save the equine – War Horse review

War Horse – Starring Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson and Peter Mullan. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. At its core, War Horse is an anti-combat film about the cowardice of man in comparison to the bravery and unflinching determination of animals. It sounds like it were tailor-made for Werner Herzog. In actuality, it’s […]

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Trailer Debut: The Iron Lady

The trailer for the Maggie Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady – starring Meryl Streep – has debuted online, and it looks set to be the funniest, wackiest Richard Curtis comedy yet! OK, it’s not a comedy, nor is it directed by Richard Curtis. However, this first glimpse of the Phyllida Lloyd-helmed film suggests a crossing between The King’s Speech […]

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The Boat That Rocked gets shorter cut for US release

source: slashfilm.comThe Boat That Rocked could lose up to 20 minutes from its running time when it finally hits American cinemas in November. The Richard Curtis-directed flick was released in the UK and Australia earlier this year to middling reviews and unimpressive box office returns. Of its $50 million budget (quite large for a comedy), […]

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