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Paddington

DVD Revew: Paddington

Jonathon Dabell takes a look at Paddington starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins and Ben Whishaw. Currently available on DVD and Blu-Ray. Paddington took a long time to reach the screen. As far back as 2007, the film was touted as a forthcoming venture from StudioCanal, but it was 2013 before a satisfactory script had been [...]

12 years a slave

Race Relations: 12 Years A Slave (2013)

FMV Magazine is proud to launch a new fortnightly feature called Race Relations. Dawn and Jonathon Dabell will look at films where a racial angle provides the key theme. This may be a racial conflict, a study of racism, a story where a character/characters learns tolerance and harmony, or a story where two cultures clash… [...]

Mockingjay

DVD Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Jonathon Dabell takes a look at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – starring Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland and Julianne Moore. Currently available on DVD and Blu-Ray. Panem is in turmoil. The 75th Hunger Games have ended in controversy and chaos, with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) figuring out a way to destroy the arena. In [...]

I Don't Want to be Born

This Is Not A Woman’s Picture: I Don’t Want To Be Born (1975)

This Is Not A Woman’s Picture continues with I Don’t Want to be Born starring Joan Collins and Ralph Bates. This month in my regular feature I discuss a film which takes most pregnant woman’s fear – that something may be wrong with their baby – and exploits it. In this extreme case, the mother-to-be [...]

scarecrow

Gather Round The Tele: The Scarecrow Of Romney Marsh (1963)

Gather Round The Tele continues with Tim Wickens visiting the wonderful world of Walt Disney with The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh (1963). Disney’s Wonderful World of Color (1954 – 92) first aired it in 3 parts. I remember it from the 70s or 80s airing on The Wonderful World of Disney to which the program later changed [...]

Gaming: Awesome Games Based on Film and Television Shows

For a really long time, games based on other entertainment releases simply weren’t very good. Poor plots, annoyingly characters, bad gameplay; so many titles were being created simply to cash in on the hype surrounding the film or television release itself. There was even the famed occasion when – perhaps the worst game ever made [...]

Paddington

DVD Revew: Paddington

Jonathon Dabell takes a look at Paddington starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins and Ben Whishaw. Currently available on DVD and Blu-Ray. Paddington took a long time to reach the screen. As far back as 2007, the film was touted as a forthcoming venture from StudioCanal, but it was 2013 before a satisfactory script had been [...]