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Then and Now

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Mark Kermode | 12:23 PM, Friday, 30 March 2012

I've been checking out some of the beautiful historic cinemas in Memphis and thinking about a recent news story saying ticket prices are set to rise to subsidise the costs of 3D. You can imagine my reaction...

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Hunger For Success

Mark Kermode | 13:55 PM, Tuesday, 27 March 2012

The Hunger Games has just opened with huge box office numbers. In the UK the film was cut to give it a 12A certificate, but why?

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Make Your Mind Up and John Carter

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Mark Kermode | 08:39 AM, Friday, 23 March 2012

Here I pick out some of the most interesting responses to two of my recent posts - whether it is possible not to know what you think of a film and what did you think of John Carter. I know what I did...

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Star Power

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Mark Kermode | 15:48 PM, Tuesday, 20 March 2012

I'm doing the 5 live show from the USA this week and will therefore miss special guest David Tennant in the studio. He's an actor who makes me feel star struck, who would have that effect on you?

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Iron Sky

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Mark Kermode | 11:05 AM, Friday, 16 March 2012

For the last few years I've been following with interest the progress of Iron Sky, an independently financed Finnish movie about Nazis hiding back on the moon and invading the earth.

Iron Sky premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and now I've had a chance to see it. But is it any good?

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Getting Carter

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Mark Kermode | 16:38 PM, Tuesday, 13 March 2012

The long-awaited John Carter opened last weekend.

The film cost $250 million to make and the box office figures are so far pretty underwhelming - but does any of this matter?

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Make Your Mind Up

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Mark Kermode | 15:12 PM, Friday, 9 March 2012

I recently posted about the new William Friedkin film, Killer Joe and confessed that I didn't know immediately whether I liked it or not.

Am I the only one who sometimes feels I need time for the film to settle before I decide?

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Killer Joe Preview

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Mark Kermode | 10:46 AM, Tuesday, 6 March 2012

William Friedkin has a new film coming out later this year - Killer Joe.

The advance word is that it's pretty full on - here I give you my instant reaction to a preview screening.

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Tales of Poe

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Mark Kermode | 09:55 AM, Friday, 2 March 2012

This week John Cusack is our guest on the 5 live Film Review Show talking about his new film The Raven in which he plays the writer Edgar Allan Poe. Poe's work has been adapted for the screen on countless occasions but which is the best of the bunch?

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