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Friday Favourites: scary children’s movies

While we all like to pretend that we’re all grown up, switch on any one of these movies and you will remember what it was like to be kid hiding behind the sofa. Here are 8 movies that we love, but are scarier than any horror movie ever made. 1. The Nightmare Before Christmas A […]

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Friday Favourites: remakes

Tell us your favourite remake in the comments! The Mummy (1999)   From about age 6 to age 9, my favourite film in the entire world was the Boris Karloff classic The Mummy (1932). (The 1933 King Kong was a close second; I even tried to talk my parents into naming our family dog – a […]

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Friday Favourites: Autumn 2016

Brooklyn Nine-Nine I have been looking forward to this moment for so long – it feels like a lifetime ago that Brooklyn Nine-Nine graced television. It makes its glorious return on 20 September 2016, and yes I know it is the US season premiere, but that doesn’t make me any less excited. If you haven’t seen […]

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Friday Favourites: things we watched in August

Fargo Season 2 The first series of Fargo was a revelation; I was not planning to watch it, as I liked the film so much I worried no TV show could do it justice. But then it was on Netflix, and it was Christmas and I had some spare time and so I started it, […]

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Five Stephen King books to read if you love Stranger Things

‘The Body’ (from Different Seasons, 1982) King’s novella-length tale about four twelve-year-old boys searching for a dead body (and learning some valuable life lessons along the way) is a gorgeous, heartbreaking examination of friendship and the harsh realities of growing up. If you found a lot to relate to in the lovely, melancholic, nostalgia-soaked way Stranger Things approached […]

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Friday Favourites: Comfort Films

Anastasia (1997) Honestly, I have no idea why I like this film so much. I suspect my affection stems in part from the fact that it’s an ambitious failure – I love an ambitious failure – and in part because it’s just so damned weird. Oh, also, Dimitri is like the hottest cartoon dude. Honestly.  Anyway, […]

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Some opinions about Suicide Squad

I have opinions. Opinions about Suicide Squad. They aren’t good opinions.

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Friday Favourites: Ghosts

The Black Dog of Newgate The best ghost in London is also its creepiest – the black dog of Newgate, an inky black shape that appears on a wall inside a quiet residential cul-de-sac near St Paul’s Cathedral, in the City of London. The wall now backs on to the Old Bailey, but it used […]

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Friday Favourites: things we read and watched in June

Mozart in the Jungle I’m not ashamed to admit it: we got Amazon Prime so we could watch Hap & Leonard, the (awesome) adaptation of a series of novels by our own Joe Lansdale, starring James (Mark Anthony from Rome) Purefoy, Kenneth Michael (Omar from The Wire) Williams, Christina (Joan Holloway from Mad Men) Hendricks […]

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Historical fantasy novels for everyone

For younger readers, or if you read some of these when you were a kid and would like to revisit them, this list is only the very tip of a wonderful iceberg. Tell us what we missed in the comments! YA Scott O’Dell was a prolific American author of primarily historical fiction. The Island of […]

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