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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Matt Adcock’s film review: Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Sci-fi classics really aren’t what they used to be. Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is the latest to get the Hollywood re-envisioning as a follow-up to the excellent Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes.

Russell Crowe in Noah

Geoff Cox’s DVDs: Noah, A Long Way Down, About Last Night

They said NOAH (12: Paramount) would be a biblical disaster of epic proportions, but they were wrong.

Russell Crowe in Noah

Matt Adcock says Boyhood is a heart-rending experience

Boyhood is something unique. A film that takes the everyday experiences of growing up and tracks one young man over 12 years, shooting scenes from each of his years from age six to 18.

Rev Steve Rothwell, St Mary's church, Everton

Rev Steven Rothwell: Service to salute our pet companions

Since June last year I’ve been learning about dogs. Not in any formal way but by virtue of welcoming a puppy into our household, a golden retriever named Spot.

The Lego Movie

Geoff Cox’s DVDs: The Lego Movie, Need For Speed, Beyond The Edge

Popular building toy Lego has featured in several small-scale DVDs, but now it’s been taken to a whole new level.

Mega machine mayhem in Transformers: Age Of Extinction

Alan Dee’s film preview: Another truckload of Transformers tosh video

Oh, if only we could be sure that the title was a guarantee – this week’s big blockbuster release is Transformers: Age of Extinction, and we can only hope they will keep their word.

Opinion

Alan Dee: Town Centre Dead Pool is worth another run around the block

Ireckon the time is right to give Town Centre Dead Pool another go, don’t you?

Opinion

Robotic heroes in Transformers franchise are starting to creak

Transformers: Age of Extinction is an adventure 65 million years in the making – and one that feels almost that long to watch.

Tree planting in Shefford.

Shefford mayor Paul Mackin: Volunteers in our community

When I look at my community I find it amazing that so many groups, jobs and events rely entirely on people volunteering their time, skill and resources.

Scarlett Johansson in Under The Skin

Geoff Cox’s DVDs: Under The Skin, Escape From Planet Earth, Gimme Shelter

Scarlett Johansson is truly mesmerising as an alien taking on the form of a dead womand seducing local men in Scotland in UNDER THE SKIN (15: Studio Canal).

Melissa McCarthy in Tammy

Alan Dee’s film preview: Melissa hits the road with gran in tow

Brace yourselves, there’s another blockbuster Transformers movie out next week.

Opinion

Alan Dee: If you just fast forward, the ad breaks will get even longer

Apparently it’s aknowledged by the creative cabals in charge of the advertising industry that the traditional TV spot is in the toilet.

Jon Favreau chalks up the daily specials in Chef

Matt Adcock’s film review: Chef is a tasty little morsel with a nourishing message

“I get to touch people’s lives with what I do and I love it and I want to share this with you.”

Geoff Cox’s DVDs: The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Book Thief

Here’s a weird and wonderful crime story set in a hotel that you’ll want to revisit again and again.

Jon Favreau stars in Chef

Alan Dee’s film preview: Chef is a streetfood snack, Walking On Sunshine is a cheery cocktail video

Everyone loves cooking shows – Masterchef, Come Dine With Me, Ready Steady Cook. So why not a cooking movie?

Opinion

Alan Dee: A cable conundrum that threatens to strangle us all

I call them marshmallow jobs – the sort of tasks that you think won’t take long and will give you some simple domestic satisfaction, but instead turn out to leave you feeling decidedly queasy after only a few minutes, and anxious to quit. You know, like you think a packet of marshmallows is going to be delicious but after just a couple you feel quite sick. No? Just me, then?

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