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  • Famous Film Quotes We Always Get Wrong

    We all have our favourite film quotes. But did you realise that most of us get them wrong? Take 'Jaws' for example. Roy Scheider's line when he first sees the monster shark is constantly being misquoted as:

     

    “We're going to need a bigger boat.”

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  • 10 of the Best Horror Films Ever Made

    A lot of film fans like nothing more than paying good money to be scared out of their seats, and with its almost endless amount of subgenres, horror films are probably the ones that use an audience's potential for imagination most effectively. With slashers, zombies, aliens, ghosts, vampires, evil robots, an endless cadre of psychopathic killers and just about anything else that can go bump in the night, horror movies have found their place in many a cinema-goers top ten list of all-time favourite films. Today we're going to have a look at some of the best scary movies ever made, from way back in the 1920's right up to the 2000's. So, hit the lights, cuddle up and prepared to be scared!

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  • Top 10 Most Underrated Films of the 2000's

    The 2000's saw the release of some fantastic films. These are the ones that no one bothered to watch. Today we're looking at films released between 2000 and 2009 that for some obscure reason have been overlooked or forgotten over the years and have all suffered from a modest box office performance or general lack of acknowledgement, despite their (with hindsight) obvious cinematic value. Films that are generally known by the public or have received good professional reviews are not included, such as 'The Prestige' (2006) and 'American Psycho'  (2000) etc.

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  • Top 7 Historically Inaccurate Films

    Whenever you see the tagline, 'based on a true story', you'd be well advised to take it with a grain of salt, and to prove it, here is our list of the top seven historically inaccurate movies. We're looking at films that are supposedly based on true stories but which have taken extreme liberties with history to create films that border on fiction. We've not chosen any specific time period, (we consider anything in the past to be historic) and we've excluded those films that purposely alter history, such as “Inglorious Basterds” (2009). We've also left out myth-based films like “Troy” (2004), as there is no way of knowing if they are actually historic.

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  • How Film Music Works

    Film brought forth an art form centred around seeing motion on a screen. But film is far more than only visual. Music plays a huge role in the heightened realism at the heart of a scene. Different film scores can completely alter the mood of a scene and filmmaker carefully pick their soundtracks or film scores to convey certain emotions or ideas. But how does it work? Today we're looking at the psychology of music and how our brains respond to different auditory stimulation in films.

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  • TV vs. Projector. Which is Best for You?

    Deciding on whether to install a projector or a TV in their home cinema is a question most audio/video enthusiasts have asked themselves at one time or another. Buying a high quality, large screen TV would seem to be the easiest option of the two, but that's not necessarily true. In this article, we'll be looking at why you might want to consider a projector over a TV, but before we start, it is important to remember that projectors and TV's serve different purposes and that there are pros and cons to both.

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  • 10 Greatest Directors of Modern Cinema

     

     

    Movie directors are arguably the most crucial members of the film-making team. They are the ones who visualised the whole project and they are the ones who captured it on camera. Today we are looking at the greatest 10 modern film directors. Directors who are are behind some of the best films ever made. We've restricted our list to directors who have found mega critical acclaim and commercial success in the 1990's and beyond, though their success doesn't have to be limited to this period. We've based our choices on a mixture of the director's popularity and talent, but to avoid any arguments among ardent film fans, the list is not in any particular order. All good? Then let's get started.

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  • Why the Next Hollywood Crash is Unavoidable

     

     

    Most people, even people who don't follow movies that closely, have noticed some kind of shift in the film industry lately. But most people can't describe what it is. Some will say there is an over abundance of blockbusters, but such films have been making Hollywood large chunks of money over the last few decades. The problem is actually a bit more subtle to the casual movie goer, but pretty staggering to those involved in the film industry.

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  • 10 Best British Actresses

     

    Here in the UK, we might have only one Queen to rule the country, but we have plenty more to rule the silver screen. Which is why we've put together our Top 10 list of the UK's best actresses. The list is not restricted to a specific era, which means that pretty much every great British female actor who has gained critical acclaim and international popularity was eligible for a place. Oh and, to avoid arguments, it's in no particular order.

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  • Our Pick of the UK's Best Music and Movie Blogs

    Blogs are a great way to keep up to date with all the latest news and developments in the film and music industries. But a quick search on the Internet reveals literally thousands of pages all dedicated to just those two topics. To make things easier, we've put together this handy list of the UK's 10 best music and movie blogs, so you can spend more time reading and less time trawling the world wide web. We'll begin with film.

     

     

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