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"Money doesn't buy happiness. It buys great hookers - but not happiness.” Rest in Peace, Burt Reynolds

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"Money doesn't buy happiness. It buys great hookers - but not happiness.” Rest in Peace, Burt Reynolds

The Man, The Moustache, The Legend. One of the biggest names in the history of cinema sadly passed away yesterday and it's hard to not get nostalgic. He was one of a rare breed who managed to toe the line between being a man's man, and a Hollywood heart-throb. A good ol' boy who done good, Burt will be best remembered for his charm, wisecracking and, of course, that iconic moustache. Take a trip down memory lane with us, as we journey through some of his cinematic highlights, funniest quotes and ponder whether he'd have been a good Bond.   Boogie Nights...

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Remembering the Princess who made it cool to be kind, 21 years after the death of Princess Diana

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Remembering the Princess who made it cool to be kind, 21 years after the death of Princess Diana

It’s 21 years since Princess Diana was tragically killed in a car crash in Paris, but she has remained in the hearts of not only the nation, but the world. Mother to the UK’s heir to the throne, Prince William, and her youngest son, Prince Harry who recently married Meghan Markle, now Duchess of Sussex, the media circus surrounding Lady Di that is said to have played a role in her death, has continued through her sons, with her never staying out of the press for long, even 21 years after her death. It seemed Diana was destined for royalty...

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10 of the best screen adaptations of Charles Dickens' much loved stories available on DVD: part 1

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10 of the best screen adaptations of Charles Dickens' much loved stories available on DVD: part 1

  Charles Dickens is arguably one of the most well-known names in classic literature and his work is loved worldwide amongst readers of all generations and backgrounds. He was one of the Victorian era's most celebrated writers, and his novels were generally a social critique of that period in history. His stories and the characters within them have played a major part in shaping childhood's, often feauturing in the school curriculum or being a favourite choice for a bed-time story by parents. There have been over 400 film and TV adaptations to date – no other author has had their...

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“Storytellers broaden our minds: engage, provoke, inspire, and ultimately, connect us,” says Robert Redford, 82 today

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“Storytellers broaden our minds: engage, provoke, inspire, and ultimately, connect us,” says Robert Redford, 82 today

Today we celebrate the 82nd birthday of Academy Award-winning actor Robert Redford, who announced his retirement from acting after the release of his new film, The Old Man & The Gun later this year. He told US magazine Entertainment Weekly: “Never say never, but I pretty well concluded that this would be it for me in terms of acting, and [I’ll] move towards retirement after this ‘cause I’ve been doing it since I was 21”. Redford has starred in some of the best-known, critically acclaimed films of all time making him a Hollywood icon in his own right, but it...

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15 of the 'Best of British' new releases on DVD to watch in August

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15 of the 'Best of British' new releases on DVD to watch in August

This rich collection of essential new releases covers a mix of fiction and factual, film and TV, originals and adaptations, new and re-released classics – with one thing in common. They're all British made! From Judi Dench to Hugh Grant, from Daniel Day Lewis to Penelope Keith, from Norbert Smith to Peter Rabbit, delve in and bag yourself a treat. Sign up to receive the Simply newsletter for exclusive offers.   Nothing Like a Dame Four actors; four icons; four friends; four national treasures – an octogenerian quartet like no other. Dames Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie...

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