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Battle Of The Remakes

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Battle Of The Remakes

We have seen multiple remakes of classic films and television over the last few years, many of which have recieved mass critical acclaim and gone onto be nominated for, and even win, various awards. But are they better than the originals?    Widows This year we Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) and co-writer, bestselling author Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) came together alongside an all-star cast including Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Liam Neeson and Robert Duval to bring a remake on the 1983 British mini-series. With stars like those, it’s safe to say our expectations for this...

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Spotlight on Keith Barron, star of new DVD release, Take Me Home, first broadcast on BBC One in 1989.

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Spotlight on Keith Barron, star of new DVD release, Take Me Home, first broadcast on BBC One in 1989.

Keith Barron is probably best remembered playing David Pearce in the long-running ITV comedy, Duty Free. But have you seen him in Tony Marchant's Take Me Home? The Yorkshire actor spent little time off our screens over the course of his 56-year career amassing over 160 credits playing both comedy and drama roles. Keith Barron was born in 1934 in the North of England, a part of the country where much of his work was subsequently set. He had been expected to follow in his father's footsteps and become a wholesaler in order to eventually take over the family business....

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Come Fly With SHE - 6 Awesome Aviation DVDs

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Come Fly With SHE - 6 Awesome Aviation DVDs

As the gloomy climes of autumn and winter begin to bear down on us, we look to the heavens, see planes, and instantly think about getting away. In decades gone by though, commercial jumbo jets would not have been all there was to see… Concordes, fighter jets, and biplanes are but a few to have also occupied our skies. It is these types of craft that inspire romanticism around aviation. Which other of man's creations can lay claim to having drawn out such feeling of inspiration, fear, hope, and pride in the population? Just for clarification the title of this article...

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James Bond - the actors who woulda, coulda, (arguably) shoulda and may well still be James Bond

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James Bond - the actors who woulda, coulda, (arguably) shoulda and may well still be James Bond

After much speculation over who would be playing the next Bond, it has been announced that Daniel Craig will be reprising the role one last time for the 2020 film that is due for release on Valentines Day of that year. The film franchise is having a surprise shake-up however, with Oscar winning director loosing Danny Boyle due to ‘creative differences’ with MGM, and is being replaced by Cary Fukunaga who already has a versatile ray of credits to his name, including True Detective and the critically acclaimed Netflix original, Beasts of No Nation staring Idris Elba. But whilst the...

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13 of the Hottest New Releases in September. What’s Keeping You?

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13 of the Hottest New Releases in September. What’s Keeping You?

This bumper selection of the latest film and TV releases on DVD features some of our hottest British talent on screen. From Hugh Grant to Saoirse Ronan to Benedict Cumberbatch, sit back and watch some of our best actors deliver memorable and moving performances as they take on fiction personas and true life figures. And don't ignore another Great British creation – the remarkable Spitfire jet. It changed the course of history…   Sign up to receive the Simply newsletter for exclusive offers.   A Very English Scandal It is the late 1960s, homosexuality has just been decriminalised, and Jeremy...

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