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Rollback Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 1

21 hours ago

“In every generation, there is a chosen one. She alone will stand against the Vampires, the Demons, and the Forces of Darkness. She is the Slayer.”

There must be about a million films, stories and TV related content that contains one particular scene. A vulnerable young woman, running for her life, terrified of whomever, or whatever, is pursuing her. She is utterly helpless to prevent her oncoming, horrible death – and most of the time is scantly clad. The scenario ends one of two ways – she either meets a terrible fate, or ends up getting saved by a dashing, Harrison Ford look alike male hero. Rinse, lather, repeat.

It once looked like that would be all we’d get from female characters in horror related productions. That was, until, a young writer came along named Joss Whedon, who decided that enough was enough. He had an idea of a young woman »

- Ben McCarthy

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Review: Victoria & Abdul (2017)

23 hours ago

With the whole world still seemingly in the grip of clown-mania, it’s doubly difficult for a movie to make a real impact at the moment. With Victoria & Albert however, we may have something that is powerful enough to step out of the shadows that It has created in cinematic circles this month.

The sequel to 1997’s Mrs. Brown, and based on the book of the same name as well as real-life events, Judie Dench reprises her role as Queen Victoria, now in her dotage at the age of 81. This second story echoes the sentiments of its predecessor, in that a servant finds favour with the ruler of the largest empire that the world has ever seen. Although Ali Fazal‘s Abdul Karim is a completely different character to the irreverent Scotsman portrayed by Billy Connolly in Mrs. Brown, the similarities are striking.

Karim and his fellow servant Mohammed (Adeel Akhtar »

- Dan Green

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Video: iTom – Ep 1 – Prop Store Exhibition at London’s BFI IMAX

18 September 2017 4:31 AM, PDT

I visited the Prop Store exhibition at London’s BFI IMAX to ogle over the many props and costumes on display. The exhibition is currently running until the 26th September 2017 when everything will be sold at auction. So if you have a substantial amount of cash burning a hole in your pocket, hold out until then before you spend it.

Some of the items you’ll see include; Star-Lord’s helmet from Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Thor’s Mjolnir hammer from Thor (2011), Maverick’s flight suit from Top Gun (1986), The Joker’s costume from Batman (1989) and Marty McFly’s Nike Air Mags from Back to the Future: Part II (1989). It’s an exhibition to make any film fanatic drool.

Check out my video above of the exhibition. »

- Thomas Salmon

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