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Oscars 2017 and why I believe that the real winners are family movies

Feb 27 2017
The Oscars 2017 will be remembered for the controversy, the portrayal of diversity and La La Land. But actually I think the real winners are the family movies that Disney and other producers have made in 2016.  Full list of Oscars 2017 winners can be found here. Here are my thoughts on the most controversial awards of the year.

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Film Review: CERTAIN WOMEN (out 3 March 2017) starring Michelle Williams & Kristen Stewart

Feb 27 2017
CERTAIN WOMEN is a movie about women and how they are strong to cope with all sorts of situations thrown to them in life. It will release just before International Women's Day. It's certainly a film aimed at women with a stellar cast which includes Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern and Lily Gladstone.

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DVD Review: LA BAMBA (1987 – newly restored)

Feb 25 2017
Who doesn't know the tune La Bamba? A song that can make people jump from their chairs, that makes you want to dance until your feet are sore and which is synonymous for party. I was 17 when the film La Bamba, the All-American rock to riches story of rock and roll legend Ritchie Valens starring Lou Diamond Phillips, was released in 1987 (don't start calculating my age now!). It made a big impression on me as it was also 17 the age when super talented musician Ritchie Valens rose to fame and tragically died shortly afterwards. The film has now been re-released by Eureka Entertainment for the first time in the UK in a 30th Anniversary Digitally Restored Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition.

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Picture book of the week: Before & After by Jean Jullien

Feb 24 2017
Before & After is a unique and playful board book created by illustrator Jean Jullien.  It's published by Phaidon on 13 March 2017 (RRP £8.95) and is suitable for children aged 2-4 but can be enjoyed by older kids and parents alike.

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Win 1 of 10 copies of The Great Wall book from the movie starring Matt Damon

Feb 22 2017
To celebrate the release of epic adventure The Great Wall, which is out in cinemas NOW, we have ten copies of the novelisation of the story to give away! Starring global superstar Matt Damon and directed by one of the most breathtaking visual stylists of our time, Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers), Legendary’s The Great Wall tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure.  The first English-language production for Yimou is the largest film ever shot entirely in China.  The Great Wall also stars Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau.

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