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  1. TV Movie Of The Week: The Day The Earth Stood Still

    Tuesday 13 November 2012, 11:38

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    My choice of the best film on television this week is Robert Wise's majestic science fiction story from 1951.

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  • Prometheus Responses

    Friday 26 October 2012, 18:32

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    I asked you recently whether anyone had changed their mind about Ridley Scott's Prometheus now that the initial hype is over. Here are some of your reactions.

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  • Best Bond Villain?

    Tuesday 23 October 2012, 11:13

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    You can't have failed to notice that Skyfall, the new James Bond film, is out this week. But who is the best Bond villain of them all?

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  • Prometheus Revisited

    Friday 19 October 2012, 11:45

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    Prometheus was a big disappointment for some of you but I've always liked it. Now that it's out on DVD and Blu-ray has anyone changed their mind?

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  • Now You See It, Now You Don't

    Friday 28 September 2012, 11:27

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    I've just been to see House At The End Of The Street, the new horror film starring Jennifer Lawrence. It wasn't shown to the press before it opened - I wonder why?

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  • Bourne to run

    Friday 10 August 2012, 12:19

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    This week the new Bourne movie comes out - with no Jason Bourne but lots of running, jumping and shooting. Here I give you my verdict.

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  • Long range reviews

    Tuesday 3 July 2012, 15:54

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    After an advance screening of The Sweeney recently a national newspaper published their review early - which annoyed the distributors greatly. Do you think it's OK to report films months before they are out or should critics wait until release?

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  • My Five Worst Films Of The Year...So Far

    Friday 29 June 2012, 14:58

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    Here is the second half of my mid-term report in which I reveal the five worst films I've seen in 2012.

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  • Unexpected Pleasures

    Friday 22 June 2012, 13:31

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    I recently saw the Danish film A Royal Affair and was really surprised by how brilliant it was. Which movies have you gone to without expecting anything very much and then found yourself completely knocked out by how great they were?

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  • Prometheus - 2D v 3D

    Tuesday 19 June 2012, 15:53

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    I've heard from a number of people who wanted to see Prometheus in 2D but have been frustrated by the lack of screens showing this format. Isn't it time we did something about the way we are being pushed into the 3D trap?

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  • Loving The Alien

    Friday 15 June 2012, 13:07

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    Next Tuesday Nicolas Roeg's brilliant 1970s sci fi film The Man Who Fell To Earth is screening around the country. It's one of my all time favourites - a dark, strange work featuring an extraordinary performance by David Bowie.

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  • Film Club

    Friday 27 April 2012, 13:53

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    These days film clubs are springing up all over the country. I'm planning to start a Kermode Uncut virtual film club. What do you think of the idea?

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  • Iron Sky

    Friday 16 March 2012, 11:05

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    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

    Tuesday 13 March 2012, 16:38

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    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

    Friday 9 March 2012, 15:12

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    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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  • Too Many Tattoos?

    Friday 3 February 2012, 10:04

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has been made twice - once in Swedish and once in the English language.

    The Hollywood remake has had a favourable reception but what does the box office tell us about the two films?

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  • Great Performance, Shame About The Film

    Wednesday 18 January 2012, 10:18

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    Andrea Riseborough gives a fantastic performance in Madonna's 'W.E' - unfortunately the film is one of the worst I've ever seen.

    This got me wondering about other examples of great acting in terrible movies.

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  • Drive In?

    Friday 13 January 2012, 10:39

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    A few weeks back I left Drive out of my best films of last year because I couldn't decide which movie to take out of the list to make way for it. You have told me in no uncertain terms and here I reveal the result...

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  • Review: The Iron Lady

    Wednesday 11 January 2012, 16:00

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    Here is my review of The Iron Lady from last Friday's Kermode and Mayo's Film Review show.

    Meryl Streep's performance has received much praise, but is the film any good?

    Also, if you've seen the film, let me know what you made of it.

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  • Eleven from Eleven

    Friday 6 January 2012, 16:28

    Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

    At the end of 2011 I posted my ten worst movies of the year. Since then a lot of people have been asking me for my list of the best. I already revealed them on the 5 Live show but here they are again plus a difficult question - since I was forced to leave out Drive, one of my favourite movies of the...

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    This twice-weekly video blog is the place where he airs his personal views on the things that most fire him up about cinema - and invites you to give your own opinions.

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