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The Magnificent Seven: the old West rides again

The Magnificent Seven: the old West rides again

Widely dismissed upon release as a second-rate remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, The Magnificent Seven (1960) has been elevated over the years into a much-loved classic. It’s unlikely that time will do the same for The

Sometimes it’s better in mono

Sometimes it’s better in mono

While music lovers continue to argue about the relative merits of digital audio and the analogue vinyl disc, another debate is going on about the renaissance of an audio format that most people thought had

Nerve explores social media’s dark side

<i>Nerve</i> explores social media’s dark side

“Truth or Dare but without the Truth.” This scary tagline sums up Nerve, a social media game that drives the film of the same name. We follow 17-year-old Vee’s immersion in the game, where “players” earn money for completing

Netflix’s Stranger Things: nostalgia done right

Netflix’s <i>Stranger Things</i>: nostalgia done right

Stranger Things is the newest binge-worthy series on Netflix. Set during the winter of 1983 in the fictional township of Hawkins, Indiana, its eight episodes tell the story of a boy’s disappearance and the

Jason Bourne has a little less conversation

Jason Bourne has a little less conversation

Even by the standards of Hollywood’s most laconic tough guys, Jason Bourne is terse. Returning to the role after an absence of nearly a decade, Matt Damon gets to say just 45 lines or less than 300 gruff words as the

2016 Emmy nominations announced

2016 Emmy nominations announced

Game of Thrones, HBO’s epic fantasy series, was nominated for 23 Emmy awards, including best TV drama, propelling Time Warner’s premium cable network to the front of the pack in the annual race for

The Nice Guys: LA noir with a comic twist

<i>The Nice Guys</i>: LA noir with a comic twist

“Such a lot of guns around town and so few brains.” Humphrey Bogart said it in The Big Sleep, but he could have been talking about the collection of klutzes, goofballs and goons that populate late 1970s Los Angeles

The new Top Gear reviewed

The new Top Gear reviewed

An episode of Doctor Who, one of the BBC’s other flagship shows, once saw Clara Oswald jumping into the Doctor’s time stream, getting split up into multiple versions of herself across the fabric of time and space. “The soufflé”, she explained

Can Top Gear survive without Clarkson?

Can <i>Top Gear</i> survive without Clarkson?

The much anticipated return of Top Gear to the BBC raises a big broadcasting question: is the post-Jeremy Clarkson version doomed to fail or will it help sustain the brand’s success? The stakes are high for the corporation. Top Gear is widely

Where to next for Game of Thrones

Where to next for Game of Thrones

As season six of HBO’s Game of Thrones looms, speculation is rife. Is Jon Snow really dead? What do the clips featuring a blind Arya mean? And what are the implications of the return of the Dothraki? This last question is the one that has got me

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