Potter fans go Potty in Exeter’s Great Hall

Like many an Oxford student I have been in the unenviable position being asked by a tourist ‘Where is Hogwarts?’ while strolling along Broad Street. The injuries resulting from attempting to point simultaneously at Christ Church, the Bod and New might be enough to turn someone off the Boy Who Lived. Fortunately for this Potterhead […]

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Apocalypse how? Derren Brown’s latest magical mystery

In The Apocolypse, Derren Brown pushes reality television, dubious psychological experimentation, a young man called Steven Brosnan and viewers to extreme limits. He believes that by unexpectedly immersing an apathetic, TV watching, cereal munching guy called Steven in an apocalyptic world, his subject will undergo a dramatic transformation in which he realises the full value […]

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Meth in the Madness: The cast of Breaking Bad are here to stay

Bryan Cranston. It’s a name you’re probably becoming increasingly familiar with. Many people would immediately recognise Cranston for his trademark role as Hal, the afflicted father-of-four in Fox Broadcasting hit Malcolm in the Middle. Known for running around frantically, agonising over the antics of his delinquent sons, often in tighty-wighties, Cranston’s role in Malcolm saw […]

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s meteoric rise to fame since 3rd Rock from the Sun

Joseph Gordon Levitt, right now is the equivalent of quality chocolate cake; everybody wants a piece. Bad pun, but true story. The boy who you might remember as the annoying little shit in Ten Things I Hate About You or more likely as Tommy Solomon in 3rd Rock From The Sun has matured into Hollywood’s […]

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Life of Sigh?

Gold for Team GB in the rowing! There’s got to be a link in there somewhere to Yann Martel’s tale of a young boy lost on the Pacific ocean. Perhaps something like, ‘Thank goodness the British rowing pair were in safer waters yesterday than the character of Pi in Life of Pi‘. No, that’s awful. […]

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Dark Shadows: Burton and Depp resurrect 60s Vampire soap-opera

Every school pupil has a TV show they watch when they arrive home in the late afternoon. For me, it was Neighbours, but for many teenagers in late ‘60s America, it was Dark Shadows, the gothic soap-opera upon which Tim Burton’s latest jaunt is based. Despite a respectable cult following, Dark Shadows is a largely […]

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