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Donald vs Arnold: Trumpment Day

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Twitter feuds. A common part of modern life. Who doesn’t love reading J.K Rowling digitally bitch-slapping Piers Morgan during the down time between ISIS atrocities and Buzzfeed...

And the Academy Award goes to…

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Did the 89th Oscars praise the right cinematic spectacles? The Courier Writers sum up their dream picks and their thoughts on the real winners, plus a recap of THAT movie...

DC vs Marvel: Dawn of Good Films

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With the DC Cinematic Universe failing at every turn Joe Holloran offers some reasons, and solutions, for their consistent bad reception, and just plain awful luck....

Golden Oldies: Taxi Driver (1976)

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The Tyneside Cinema sure does love Scorsese; so much so that they held two sold-out screenings of his iconic neo-noir vigilante thriller Taxi Driver last week. Fellow ‘Marty’...

The remakes, not the American remakes

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With German comedy Toni Erdmann already penned for a big budget remake, Joe Holloran examines Hollywood’s historic obsession with retelling foreign language films....

Golden Oldies: Goodfellas (1990)

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In the BFI’s retrospective of the incredible work of Martin Scorsese, the Tyneside Cinema showed his iconic gangster epic, Goodfellas. Joe Holloran went to see if it’s still...

Golden Oldies: It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

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Throughout December, the Tyneside Cinema is showing regular screenings of this 1946 holiday classic. For our Chrimbo issue, Joe Holloran argues whether this iconic winter wonder...

Guilt Trip – Bedazzled (2000)

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This week in our column of shame, Joe Holloran looks back at a lesser-known Brendan Fraser remake (don’t worry, it’s not another Mummy sequel); does this deal with the Devil...

Guilt Trip: The Stupids (1996)

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This week in our column of shame, Joe Holloran fills us in on a lesser-known film from a master of comedy, and genetic producer of John Landis....

Horrific Horror Films: Your Top 10

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As voted by readers of The Courier, here are your favourite horror films to get you over Halloween blues....