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WIN: The Invisible Woman by Claire Tomalin

Excited about Ralph Fiennes’ The Invisible Woman? We’re giving away three copies of the book that inspired the film; Claire Tomalin’s tale of the secret relationship that defined the life of Charles Dickens.

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Ben Stiller feels a bit old-hat in Hollywood terms now. Now it’s all Gosling this and Fassbender that, the days of the Frat Pack seem a distant memory, and indeed, you’d be unlikely to see anyone getting excited over a new Stiller movie, particularly a remake of a 1947 film starring Danny Kaye. However, The…

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Blue Is the Warmest Colour

Sometimes, you find out something about a film after you’ve seen it that totally rocks your perception of it. Like watching 1995 supernatural-tween fantasy Powder and then finding out that the director molested a 12 year old boy. Or learning that the protagonist family in The Impossible weren’t actually rich Americans in real life. Blue…

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The Counsellor

After years of pitting his luckless protagonists against gladiators, Saracens, cannibals, jihadis, aliens, Incas, replicants and even more aliens, a scattering of Mexican gangsters feels like a pretty low-key threat for Ridley Scott’s latest. And so it proves. With characters ranging from the forgettable to the insufferable and a plot that makes even less sense…

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Thor: The Dark World

Thor is back, and the God of Thunder’s got a new gang. Lady Sif and the Warriors Three are still about, but (courtesy of the increasingly confused Marvel Cinematic Universe) Thor’s now attended by some new celestial hangers-on. Say hello to the Muse of Stilted Dialogue, the Sibyl of Utterly Predictable Action Sequences and the Demon of Irrelevant Villains, coming together to make a film so grotesquely misshapen that it’ll actually make you look forward to all the plagiarised bits. Sort of.

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R.I.P.D.

This review was first published on Steven’s website Popcornaddiction.com. You’ve only got yourself to blame if you don’t visit it. When Boston detective Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds) is murdered by his colleague and friend Bobby Hayes (Kevin Bacon), he finds himself plucked from the beyond by Mildred Proctor (Mary-Louise Parker) and recruited into the Rest…

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WIN an HD camcorder with #makeascene

To celebrate the release of Ladbrokes’ new site Ladbrokes Vegas, we’re giving away an HD camcorder to one lucky Best For Film reader when they #makeascene and recreate a scene from their favourite movie. Could it be you? Only if you get involved and enter!

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Kick-Ass 2

Thirteen years ago, Bryan Singer brought superheroes back to the Hollywood mainstream with X-Men. Ten years later, Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman reinvented the genre with swearily subversive thrillride Kick-Ass. Can Jeff ‘Cry_Wolf’ Wadlow’s sequel maintain the sheer joy of the original? Alas, Kick-Ass 2 is demoted to, at best, prodding buttock. A predictable disappointment.…

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WIN: a 3D HDTV from Argos

Sure, it’s hideously hot now – but when the rains return, you’re going to regret stocking up your entertainment cave with fun stuff for the winter. Unless you win a 3D TV in our incredible new competition, that is.

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Pacific Rim

Guillermo Del Toro’s a bit of a cinematic oddity. One minute he’s making sinister Spanish folk tales like Pan’s Labyrinth or fantastic ghost stories like The Devil’s Backbone, the next he’s comfortably riding the Hollywood dollar with flashy action movies like Blade or Hellboy. So, how to approach Pacific Rim, his latest CGI-fest that could…

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