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The curious case of Matthew McConaughey

The average age of Best Actor winners at the Academy Awards is 44, which was Matthew McConaughey’s exact age when he picked up the award early this year for his performance in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’. He was one of the favorites to the award, and his career has taken a turn for the better these last […]

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Movie titles starting with a Number

For anyone who alphabetize their DVD or BlueRay collections (guilty), there’s always a certain level of insecurity when you’re about to buy a movie starting with a number. Knowing you might have to move your entire collection slightly to the right, you wanna make sure that the movie actually needs to be added to your […]

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Upcoming movies: A missing wife, a crazy reporter and… a birdman?

As the summer slowly but surely gives way to autumn (ok, maybe not so much here in Malta), it’s time to leave the beach for the movie theaters. Here are a couple of movies to look forward to in the coming months, with a very short reason why I’m looking forward to them, plus a […]

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Based on the book by…

It might be true; in most cases the books are better than the movies or TV shows that follow them, but in many cases that does not necessarily mean that the movies/TV shows are bad. On the contrary, so many great movies out there are based on books and novels, and here are a couple […]

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Looking for Alabama

In 1993, Patricia Arquette portrayed Alabama Whitman in the movie ‘True Romance’, directed by Tony Scott. The script had been written by Quentin Tarantino, and although changes were made, the movie still has Tarantinto written all over it. In ‘True Romance’, Arquette – who can now be seen in a reoccurring role in ‘Boardwalk Empire’ – […]

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Ryan Gosling – Child star turned cult hero

Ryan Gosling started out at an early age. He appeared alongside Justin Timberlake in ‘The All New Mickey Mouse Club’, and even lived with the successful singer and his family for two years while shooting the show. Ryan also played Hercules in the TV show ‘Young Hercules’, as well as one of the lead characters […]

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Who was offered the role, you say?

Some roles are done so brilliantly by actors that it’s hard to imagine them being having been done by anyone else. However, there are plenty of examples of roles that were offered to others prior to the final casting of the part. Here are a few examples of movies that could’ve been quite different, and […]

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Small Part – Great Scene

There are a couple of times when a minor part in a movie just sticks with you. Sometimes they are minor roles played by big stars. Unusual characters for a certain actor/actress. It could also be just a character’s reactions to whatever happens around him in a scene, or the emotions a certain scene evokes […]

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Characters

Movies and TV shows need a lot working for them in order to become something to remember. A good story, funny moments, shocking scenes and plot twists are just some of the different ingredients that help us remember a certain movie, TV show (or even just one specific TV show episode). Very often, though, the characters can […]

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TV shows now – character vs. action

2014: Have you watched and good TV shows lately? 1995: Have you seen any good movies lately? Sounds familiar? The last decade has been a great one for TV-shows. Looking at a list of shows that have been successful over the last 10-15 years, it´s hard to argue with this. You might not be a […]