• Paddington, and our other 10 favourite big screen bears
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    Ben Bussey

    Paddington, and our other 10 favourite big screen bears

    A rundown of the best movie bears, not all of them quite so cuddly as everyone's favourite marmalade aficionado.

  • 12 movie TV spin-offs that turned out surprisingly good
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    Ben Bussey

    12 movie TV spin-offs that turned out surprisingly good

    The somewhat unexpected news of a ‘Bad Boys’ TV spin-off, centred not on Will Smith and Martin Lawrence’s central cop duo but Gabrielle Union’s character from ‘Bad Boys II,’ is just the latest of a seemingly endless list of big screen properties repurposed for the small screen in recent years. Later this month, Netflix will host Spike Lee’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It,’ a serialised, modern day reworking of the director’s 1986 feature debut. In production now is ‘Cobra Kai,’ a comedic but canonical sequel to the ‘Karate Kid’ movies reuniting actors Ralph Macchio and William Zabka. The list goes on. However, TV spin-offs of movies don’t necessarily have the best track record. While on rare occasions – most notably ‘MASH’ and ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ – the small screen offshoot has managed to overtake the source material in the popular consciousness, there are many more instances when they’re almost instantly forgotten: remember the TV shows of ‘Blade,’ ‘Total Recall’ or ‘Minority Report?’ Anyone? That being said, now and then these TV takes on well-loved movies surprise everyone by proving to be entirely watchable, and in some cases genuinely great pieces of work in their own right. These twelve shows are among the ones that surprised us the most. Read More: Why modern TV is better than film UK Netflix has half the content of the US Why adult TV cartoons should be taken seriously

  • Batman Day 2017: which is the Dark Knight's best-loved movie so far?
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    Ben Bussey

    Batman Day 2017: which is the Dark Knight's best-loved movie so far?

    Ranking the Caped Crusader's big screen outings by audience preference.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger turns 70: his greatest one-liners
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    Ben Bussey

    Arnold Schwarzenegger turns 70: his greatest one-liners

    "I'll be back" is but one of the action legend's unforgettable lines from his iconic filmography.

  • 20 great female movie monsters which came before The Mummy
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    Ben Bussey

    20 great female movie monsters which came before The Mummy

    Universal's gender-swapped reboot isn't the first film to put a monstrous woman centre-stage.

  • The best one-liners of Roger Moore's James Bond
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    Ben Bussey

    The best one-liners of Roger Moore's James Bond

    As 'The Spy Who Loved Me' and 'For Your Eyes Only' return to cinemas, we celebrate the best witticisms of the sadly missed 007 actor.

  • Sir Daniel Day-Lewis at 60: the actor's 10 best roles
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    Ben Bussey

    Sir Daniel Day-Lewis at 60: the actor's 10 best roles

    As the acclaimed British thespian celebrates his 60th birthday, we celebrate a distinctive and illustrious acting career.

  • RIP Jonathan Demme: looking back on the late director's best-loved films
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    Ben Bussey

    RIP Jonathan Demme: looking back on the late director's best-loved films

    Celebrating the career of a great filmmaker, who has sadly died aged 73.

  • Spin-off movies: 5 that worked, 5 that stunk
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    Ben Bussey

    Spin-off movies: 5 that worked, 5 that stunk

    Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham's 'Fast & Furious' offshoot has a somewhat mixed heritage to live up to. Will it prove a high or a low?

  • 20 horror remakes you've probably forgotten ever existed, with good reason
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    Ben Bussey

    20 horror remakes you've probably forgotten ever existed, with good reason

    This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the remake of ‘The Hitcher’ hitting cinemas – and you’ve forgotten all about that film, we can hardly blame you. It’s remarkable just how many horror remakes there have been, and how instantly forgettable most of them wind up being…

  • Red Carpet Flashback! 30 Years of Julia Roberts
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    Giana Mucci

    Red Carpet Flashback! 30 Years of Julia Roberts

    It’s hard to believe this pretty woman has been gracing the red carpet for almost 30 years. With over 45 films to her name, she’s won one Oscar (for the 2000 drama Erin Brockovich) and is still, at age 48, one of the biggest movie stars in the world. Her new film, the thriller Secret in Their Eyes, opens on Nov. 20. So in anticipation of that, click through to take journey through Julia’s Hollywood years