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Welcome to Classic Rock

Welcome to Classic Rock | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Breaking news, in-depth reviews, exclusive interviews, radio, videos and more from the world of high-voltage rock 'n' roll.
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Hey ho. let's go...

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Original cuts of Star Wars reportedly heading to Blu-ray

Original cuts of Star Wars reportedly heading to Blu-ray | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Rumours are getting stronger that the original theatrical Star Wars cuts will be getting a Blu-ray release...
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Money. Old. Rope.

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Government paid a record £22.4m towards the production of Thor: The Dark World, in a deal to encourage movie-making in the UK

Government paid a record £22.4m towards the production of Thor: The Dark World, in a deal to encourage movie-making in the UK | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Even the most godly superheroes have their price: the Government has paid a record £22.4 million towards the production of a Disney movie about Thor, the Norse god of thunder and latter-day comic book character, under a deal to encourage movie-making in the UK.
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The problem with Dolby Atmos and cinema sound levels

The problem with Dolby Atmos and cinema sound levels | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Dolby Atmos is a technology brought in to give cinema sound an extra edge. But are its effects being drowned out by the volume control?
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Spider-Man 2 is still amazing but Bad Neighbours secretly stuns UK box office

Spider-Man 2 is still amazing but Bad Neighbours secretly stuns UK box office | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Charles Gant: Superhero sequel posts its third successive weekend at the top, as Zac Efron comedy is left out of official box-office rankings
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Four Weddings and a Funeral 20 years on: Richard Curtis remembers

Four Weddings and a Funeral 20 years on: Richard Curtis remembers | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Writer Richard Curtis and producer Duncan Kenworthy talk to Tom Lamont about making Britain's most successful romantic comedy ever
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Sony orders a Barbie movie

Sony orders a Barbie movie | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
We've had The LEGO Movie, we're getting Minecraft. And now? It's time for the Barbie film...
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Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings to the top of UK box office

Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings to the top of UK box office | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Charles Gant: Superhero sequel posts biggest opening at the UK box office of the year so far, £1m ahead of The Lego Movie's bow
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The Raid 2? A failure? Seriously?

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Clip joint: dystopias

Clip joint: dystopias | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Five of cinema's most memorably grim depictions of mankind's future. What others belong on the list?
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Frozen.

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Kellan Lutz is a lean fighting machine in new Expendables 3 posters

Kellan Lutz is a lean fighting machine in new Expendables 3 posters | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Lutz, more familiar to fans of the Twilight franchise, poses in bullet proof vest over army fatigues and holding a gun behind his back.
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Awesome! Who is Kellan Lutz?

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The pitfalls of second movie syndrome

The pitfalls of second movie syndrome | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Following new Captain America and Muppets movies, Mark looks at the challenges facing a second movie...
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Frozen tops $1bn to become the highest-grossing animation ever

Frozen tops $1bn to become the highest-grossing animation ever | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Disney film has passed Toy Story 3 by clearing $1.072bn since opening and is also among the top 10 most successful films
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Do you read reviews before deciding whether to watch a film?

Do you read reviews before deciding whether to watch a film? | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Open thread: A new report has indicated that eight out of 10 moviegoers in the US refer to film critics before deciding whether to part with their cash. Does that sound like you?
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Scarlett Johansson's Lucy beats The Inbetweeners 2 to top UK box office

Scarlett Johansson's Lucy beats The Inbetweeners 2 to top UK box office | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Scarlett Johansson action movie earns more than £3 million over the Bank Holiday weekend.
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Transformers: Age of Extinction becomes highest-grossing film of all time in China

Transformers: Age of Extinction becomes highest-grossing film of all time in China | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Michael Bay's blockbuster overtook Avatar's previous record in just 10 days
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No accounting for taste.

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Transformers 4, Mrs Brown's Boys, and criticising fans

Transformers 4, Mrs Brown's Boys, and criticising fans | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
The success of Transformers 4 and Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie is having an unpleasant side effect...
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Why is the term 'romcom' used so negatively?

Why is the term 'romcom' used so negatively? | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
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Very interesting read for AS types.

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Spider-Man 2 holds off Diaz and Depp

Spider-Man 2 holds off Diaz and Depp | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
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Transcendence is a massive flop.

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Up Pompeii: how disaster movies took over cinema

Up Pompeii: how disaster movies took over cinema | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Razed cities, tsunamis, zombie plagues – annihilation is where it's at in cinemas right now. As Pompeii erupts, Nicholas Barber looks at our love affair with the disaster movie – and asks if it's doing us any good
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Disney "struggling" with Captain America 3 release date

Disney "struggling" with Captain America 3 release date | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Might someone be about to blink in the Batman Vs Superman against Captain America 3 showdown?
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Who really cares?

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Bryan Singer accuser's abuse claims denied by Hollywood executives

Bryan Singer accuser's abuse claims denied by Hollywood executives | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
David Neuman, Garth Ancier and Gary Goddard reject alleged victim Michael Egan's accusations of a Hollywood sex ring
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Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks on course for cold war spy thriller

Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks on course for cold war spy thriller | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Saving Private Ryan pair to team up on film telling story behind U2 spy plane crisis at height of US/Soviet hostility
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Bechdel tested: Women talking to each other on screen equals a bigger box office hit, analysis finds

Bechdel tested: Women talking to each other on screen equals a bigger box office hit, analysis finds | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Look Who’s Talking? If the answer is women conversing with each other on screen, your film is likely to become a bigger box office hit, a new analysis has found.
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Russell Crowe epic Noah on course for blockbuster opening weekend

Russell Crowe epic Noah on course for blockbuster opening weekend | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
Biblical film directed by Darren Aronofksy predicted to take $41m at the box office, spearheading new wave of religious movies
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12 Years A Slave site set for baseball stadium development

12 Years A Slave site set for baseball stadium development | Film news for AS and A2 | Scoop.it
The site of the slave-trading centre in Virginia depicted in the Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave is set to be redeveloped, but faces opposition from Solomon Northup's family
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