Film & Books

In Review: American Assassin is exceptionally well directed, macho, jingoistic stuff

'As O'Brien traverses the age old Hollywood formula of wet-behind-the-ears rookie trained by a grizzled veteran (Keaton) to slay the baddie (Kitsch), there is little new added in to the mix, apart from director Cuesta's visceral, intimate technique.'...

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CHAPTER & VERSE: 'How To Train Your Dragon' author Cressida Cowell answers Total MK's questions

Cressida Cowell is the super-talented author (and illustrator) responsible for the superb How To Train Your Dragon books, and she is just about to issue one of the year's most anticipated books, The Wizards of Once. She has been answering Total MK's questions......

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Marking MK50 - LGBT 50 with Queerama showing at Milton Keynes Gallery

Queerama is a film created from the treasure trove of BFI [British Film Institute] archive. The story traverses a century of gay experiences, encompassing persecution and prosecution, injustice, love and desire, identity, secrets, forbidden encounters, sexual liberation and pride. ...

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A look back at Milton Keynes history: The story of The Point

The Point was the first multiplex screen in he country, and for a time it was the most successful cinema in the country too. Sammy Jones explores the story behind the unique entertainment complex......

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Eerie midnight showing of the Stephen King classic IT at Odeon Milton Keynes this week

Murderous clown Pennywise makes his big screen debut in Milton Keynes with a midnight screening this week - are you brave enough to take a seat?!...

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In Review: Patti Cake$ '...See this movie and come away feeling thoroughly glad of heart'

'What I noticed most about this movie, despite it being as derivative as any other fairy-tale, new or old, is how the characters are smartly inverted.'...

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