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  • Top 10 films of our lifetime #8: Let The Right One In

    Movie Feature | Neil Alcock | 17th September 2014

    Number #8 on the countdown of the Top 10 films of our lifetime is the only foreign language film to make the grade. That doesn't mean we're not a continental bunch, however: I've been to Iceland, which is a bit like Sweden, and I walked past a cinema (it was showing Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, which I'd already seen, making me feel like a cinephile) - Ali.

  • Top 10 films of our lifetime #9: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    Movie Feature | Matt Looker | 16th September 2014

    I think if I ever met Shane Black my love for him would be so overwhelmingly physical I'd probably end up getting him pregnant - and it's terrible lines like that which prove I'm not worthy. It seems bonkers that Black was ever off the boil, but pre-Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - and certainly pre Iron Man 3, the best Marvel movie to date bar none - he was considered as big a risk as his star, Robert Downey Jr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was a roaring success and one of the funniest movies I've ever seen; so good, but I can't help but think what classics we were denied during both Black and Downey Jr's fallow periods - Ali.

  • Top 10 films of our lifetime #10: The Cabin In The Woods

    Movie Feature | Matt Looker | 15th September 2014

    In case you missed the sensational social media event of last Friday, turned 10 years old. We launched on September 12th, 2004, and we've been getting worse ever since. However, the movies we've seen along the way have been amazing, so we decided to mark the occasion by ranking our 10 favourite films released since we went online. The debate was fierce. Arguments raged. Tempers frayed. Plates were thrown. Then I decided to see if the other guys wanted to chip in. You can read the results over the next 10 weekdays, culminating with our #1 favourite movie of's lifetime on Friday 26th September. Until then...

  • Five reasons why you should watch Catfish

    TV Feature | Becky Suter | 4th June 2014

    I refuse to believe people who complain "There's nothing on TV", when we live in a world where Catfish: The TV Show exists. Based on the 2010 movie when cameras followed Nev Schulman as he tracked down the girl he was in an online relationship with, now Nev and his filmmaker buddy Max travel across the US, righting wrongs and unravelling the mysteries of online dating like a sexier Noughties version of Scooby-Doo. The upshot of Nev's story was that people lie about who they are on the internet, and TV is now all the better for it.

  • Five other Marvel spin-offs in which the most interesting person just left

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 19th May 2014

    In Marvel's Agent Carter, announced last week as a star vehicle for the quite splendid Hayley Atwell, Peggy Carter must "balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life - Steve Rogers". You've got to hand it to them: they're confident enough that we're on board with their 14 movies a year that they'll try a TV series where the most interesting person has just nipped out to the shops. Here's five more they've got in the pipeline.

  • Eight assumptions I'm making about 24: Live Another Day

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 24th April 2014

    I never quite managed to get along with 24. After three episodes of the first season I was just about done. Then I tried them again about a week ago. Same result: booooooring. It doesn't half move slow for something with a built-in device for urgency. So with 24: Live Another Day coming up on Sky 1 I have no choice but to base this article on a series of ill-informed assumptions. Or, you know, just write nothing at all.

  • 19 people who are FURIOUS that everyone keeps calling her "Khaleesi"

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 10th April 2014

    Something about it being her title not her name, from what I can gather? Mainly in capital letters.

  • Nine people or things who might just as well be the new Doctor Who

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 18th June 2013

    Craig Charles, David Harewood, Dominic Cooper, Miranda Hart: the list of people who "would definitely consider" being the 81st Doctor is endless. On the grounds that it's no less ramshackle an approach to speculating who might get the job than everyone else is taking, I decided to use Wikipedia's "Random Article" button to try and determine who'll get it.

  • 17 pictures in which The Mentalist looks like a mentalist

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 29th April 2013

    I initially thought it was terribly politically incorrect to make a TV show about a guy who was a total mentalist. Then someone told me it wasn't about that. But this seems irrefutable evidence to the contrary.

  • Eleven things about Hemlock Grove

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 18th April 2013

    While browsing Digital Spy today I noticed a feature called 'Ten things about Henry Cavill'. Not 'ten remarkable things', you'll notice. Just things. Inside I found what was essentially his Wikipedia page split into a ten-strong bullet list with exclamation marks added. So if there's no need to pretend your points have value as long as they're in a list, it stands to reason that a longer list means a better feature. Here, then, are eleven things about Hemlock Grove.