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Hercules, The Galapagos Affair and Joe: the Guardian Film Show video reviews

12 hours ago

Peter Bradshaw and Henry Barnes join Xan Brooks for our weekly round-up of the big cinema releases. This week we watch muscle hustle as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson embodies Hercules; documentary The Galapagos Affair shows us a utopia on the turn; and we rant, rave and gurn at Nicolas Cage doing none of the above in David Gordon Green's backwoods drama, Joe

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- Xan Brooks, Peter Bradshaw, Henry Barnes, Richard Sprenger, Leah Green and Phil Maynard

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Why I'd like to be Chewbacca in Star Wars

14 hours ago

He's a giant dog/bear with a blood-curdling howl who oozes cool as he flies spaceships around the Star Wars galaxy and shoots clone fascists with lasers plus he saved me from the terrors of Watership Down

Why I'd like to be Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink

Why I'd like to be Linda Fiorentino in The Last Seduction

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- Luke Holland

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Why I'd like to be Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird

23 July 2014 11:30 PM, PDT

Even from a small English village, Atticus Finch, the lawyer defending a wrongly accused African American in the deep south of America, seemed the epitome of quiet decency, fatherly tenderness and physical courage

Why I'd like to be Val Kilmer in Tombstone

Why I'd like to be Kate Beckinsale in Cold Comfort Farm

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- Neil Mitchell

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Why I'd like to be Patrick Fugit in Almost Famous

21 July 2014 11:30 PM, PDT

He's awkward, nerdy and refuses to go with the rock'n'roll flow, but teen writer William Miller in Almost Famous has been my hero since I secretly watched the film aged 10. Not cool

Why I'd like to be Val Kilmer in Tombstone

Why I'd like to be Kate Beckinsale in Cold Comfort Farm

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- Hannah Ellis-Petersen

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Star Wars Episode 7 plot details suffer unconfirmed leak

21 July 2014 12:43 AM, PDT

The site Badass Digest posts what it claims is a partial synopsis of the plot for the next instalment in the franchise, directed by Jj Abrams

Spoiler alert: although these details remain unconfirmed, those eager to know as little as possible about Episode VII may wish to avoid reading this article. You could try this one instead it's Chewbacca's behind-the-scenes photos. They're from the original trilogy, which you've probably seen already

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- Ben Child

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Why I'd like to be ... Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink

20 July 2014 11:30 PM, PDT

Together with John Hughes, Molly Ringwald created a character that is plain and beautiful, confident and insecure, wise and foolish a credible teenager, in other words, but one who has learned some crucial life lessons

Why I'd like to be Christian Slater in True Romance

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- Hadley Freeman

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