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American Hustle

American Hustle was a highly anticipated big Hollywood release from director David. O Russell. Pulling together the stars of his previous two Oscar favourites, The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook with the metamorphic Christian Bale along with big breakthrough Amy Adams, young and accomplished Jennifer Lawrence along with Bradley Cooper, trying to prove his acting chops, as well as Jeremy Renner and a sm ...

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Upcoming Releases for January in 2014

The amount of films released in the cinema in any month can be anything from as little as six films, to possibly as many as 20 or more films. It’s always difficult to know which films are likely to interest you, and sometimes the most interesting films can have the smallest releases. Here are just some suggestions for January. The Legend of Hercules: The first major action film of 2014. This American action ...

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Stirring Scores: My Top XV – XI to XV

11. Forrest Gump Suite - Alan Silvestri - Forrest Gump In eleventh place is the Alan Silvestri’s theme to Robert Zemeckis’ Forrest Gump. Despite the film winning a grand total of six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, beating The Shawshank Redemption, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Pulp Fiction, it did not win one for its score losing out to The Lion King. Forrest Gump is an immensely powerful and pop ...

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Stirring Scores: My Top XV – VI to X

VI. Nemo Egg - Thomas Newman - Finding Nemo We’re back with another Thomas Newman composed piece from Pixar’s second highest grossing film, Finding Nemo. Once again Newman was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Score, (for which he has received eleven), but was pipped at the post by Howard Shore’s score for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. However he was in good company alongsid ...

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TV series that deserve love: Breaking Bad (season 2)

It’s a tricky thing, measuring the quality of a good television series. Some need a wobbly first season to find their footing before finding a confident stride. Others start with a cracking first series, with subsequent ones failing to live up to what originally seemed to be a brilliant premise. Sometimes you’ll even come across shows that have more of a seesaw feel to them, where disappointing seasons are ...

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