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Florence Rose

20 years of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’: 5 underrated episodes

This month marks twenty years since the first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer aired! Despite being most famous for its rabidly devoted cult following, Buffy has attracted widespread praise for a number of episodes, from the all-singing, all-dancing ‘Once More With Feeling’ to the masterfully directed, emotionally devastating ‘The Body’. But what about all those great episodes … >

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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ movie review

From the moment it was announced, there was much speculation surrounding Michael Bay’s big screen take on the turtles. ‘It’s going to be like Transformers, only worse!’, people cried. ‘They’ve got nostrils!’, fans wept. ‘Megan Fox!’, everyone pondered, scratching their heads in confusion. ‘Didn’t she compare to Michael Bay to Hitler?’ A year or so … >

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‘Urinetown: The Musical’ review

Brilliant music, fittingly grotesque characters and a twisted vein of pitch-black humour make Urinetown: The Musical a runaway success. The action takes place in a make believe America of the future where water is in extremely short supply. In response to the drought, the people in power (money-grabbing corporation Urine Good Company) have demanded that … >

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‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ movie review

In 2005, Sin City burst onto the scene like nothing we’d seen before. Slick, stylish, brutal and toeing the line between pastiche and thriller with an unexpected lightness of touch, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s comic book thriller went on to inspire countless rip-offs and imitations. Nine years on, the long-awaited sequel has finally emerged, … >

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‘Lucy’ movie review

Imagine you took Limitless, stripped away the internal logic, cut it with an episode of Planet Earth, and force fed everyone involved a lot of crack cocaine. You would more or less have Luc Besson’s new film, Lucy. Our gal Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) is an American student in Taiwan who finds herself in hot water … >

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‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ movie review

Matt Reeves’ sequel to 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes is an involving story of power, fear and the struggle for peace. But the real star here – and indeed, the crowning glory of this year’s Hollywood blockbusters – is the breathtaking CGI. A decade on from the events of the previous film, … >

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 finale: ‘The Children’ review

As it turns out, scattered Wildling bodies seen from atop the Wall look like squashed ants; or perhaps more appropriately, King Lear’s flies, killed for sport by cruel gods. It was with this wonderful visual that Jon Snow’s battle to save Castle Black came to an end, and the finale of Game of Thrones’ fourth … >

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‘Edge of Tomorrow’ movie review

Fresh, funny and packed with thrills, The Bourne Identity director Doug Liman’s new time-twisting sci-fi epic is a rare thing: an action blockbuster that doesn’t feel like bored rehashing of films that have gone before. Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) is a smarmy government official and the appealingly handsome face of Earth’s resistance effort against … >

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