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10 sci-fi movies that are remakes or reworks of other genres

Mark Pickavance Feature Mar 17, 2015

From Moby Dick to trading cards, we look at some of the more surprising influences behind these sci-fi hits...

Apple quietly stops trailer downloads

Mark Pickavance News Jun 24, 2013

A sizeable change to trailer access at Apple is made without any announcement from the firm...

Gerry Anderson's legacy lives on

Mark Pickavance News Mar 26, 2013

New Anderson Entertainment projects are on their way, as Jamie Anderson reminds us that anything can happen in the next half hour...

Bob Godfrey 1921 - 2013

Mark Pickavance Feature Feb 26, 2013

Mark Pickavance remembers one of his personal heroes, the creator of Roobarb, Henry's Cat and much, much more, UK animator Bob Godfrey...

10 things we'd like to see in the new Thunderbirds series

Mark Pickavance Odd List Feb 5, 2013

Mark talks us through the ten things that ITV's new Thunderbirds series must feature to be worthy of its name...

A tribute to Gerry Anderson

Mark Pickavance Feature Jan 2, 2013

Mark pays his respects to the achievements of Thunderbirds, Stingray and Space: 1999 creator Gerry Anderson, who sadly died last week.

The utter weirdness of The Secret Service

Mark Pickavance Feature Jun 5, 2012

Mark Pickavance celebrates the strange Gerry Anderson series that few ever saw

Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Next Level Blu-ray review

Mark Pickavance Review Feb 20, 2012

A selection of three classic Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes arrives on Blu-ray in remastered form. Here’s Mark’s review of The Next Level…

Hustle series 8 episode 6 review: show finale

Mark Pickavance Review Feb 19, 2012

Does the final Hustle go out with a bang, or is it all a con? Mark shares his thoughts...

Hustle season 8 episode 5 review

Mark Pickavance Review Feb 13, 2012

Mickey's gang take on Ron Weasley's dad in the penultimate episode of Hustle. Here’s Mark’s review…

Hustle season 8 episode 4 review

Mark Pickavance Review Feb 6, 2012

Mark puts on a few pounds as he munches through the ham in the latest installment of Hustle. Here’s his review of an entertaining episode…

Hustle season 8 episode 3 review

Mark Pickavance Review Jan 31, 2012

Hustle revisits a favourite subject, crooked coppers, in episode three. Here’s Mark’s review of another decent installment…

Hustle series 8 episode 2 review

Mark Pickavance Review Jan 23, 2012

Mark finds his faith in Hustle is rewarded by the remarkably polished direction of Adrian Lester.

Hustle season 8 episode 1 review

Mark Pickavance Review Jan 16, 2012

Mark rejoices at the arrival of Hustle season eight, but is already psychologically preparing himself for its final curtain…

Top 10 films of 2011: X-Men: First Class

Mark Pickavance Top 10 Dec 20, 2011

We arrive at entry number four in our finest films of 2011 list, so here’s Mark to explain why X-Men: First Class deserves so much attention…

The all-time greatest war movie themes

Mark Pickavance Odd List Nov 22, 2011

A great theme tune forms the backbone of any classic war movie, but which are the best? Here’s Mark’s selection…

X-Men: First Class Blu-ray review

Mark Pickavance Review Nov 17, 2011

Matthew Vaughn’s summer blockbuster X-Men: First Class arrives on Blu-ray, but is it the return to form the franchise needed?

The Guns Of Navarone: 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray review

Mark Pickavance Review Oct 17, 2011

A classic war movie arrives on Blu-ray in time for its 50th birthday. Here’ s Mark’s review of The Guns Of Navarone…

Unknown Blu-ray review

Mark Pickavance Review Aug 12, 2011

Liam Neeson stars in the identity crisis thriller, Unknown. Here’s Mark’s verdict on a brisk, entertaining suspense movie…

The Incredibles Blu-ray review

Mark Pickavance Review Jul 3, 2011

The Incredibles makes its long overdue debut on Blu-ray, meaning Pixar’s animated superhero comedy looks better than ever…