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The Cornwall Film Festival offers another weekend of top class movie excitement

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The films at the 2014 Cornwall Film Festival‘s on November 22 and 23 reads like a list of must-sees put together by a film buddy of discerning taste. If you don’t believe us watch the trailer (above)

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Sex, Leins & Videotape #190. Tom Leins reviews The Killing, Mystery Road and Earth To Echo

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Intrigue in Seattle, murder Down Under and a backwards-looking family movie – this week’s best DVDs reviewed.

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Based on the Danish crime drama of the same name (well, Forbrydelsen, technically), the US remake of The Killing first hit our screens in 2011, but enjoyed mixed fortunes, getting cancelled not once, but twice – only to be bailed out by Netflix on both occasions. With a fourth and final series now poised to air on the online streaming service, The Killing – The Complete First, Second and Third Seasons (MediumRare) is available to buy, with seasons two and three available on DVD for the first time.

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Martha Pinson talks Tomorrow, directing a first feature, and Martin Scorsese

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Tomorrow is Martha Pinson‘s directorial feature debut, it also marks Martin Scorsese‘s first voyage into British feature film as he takes on an executive producer role. And it even features Devon’s own Joss Stone – as well as Stephen Fry, Stephanie Leonidas, Sebastian Street, Stuart Brennan, Sophie Kennedy‐Clark and Paul Kaye.

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I Survived A Zombie Holocaust

I Survived A Zombie Holocaust: genre-twisting comedy horror with flare (review)

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It must be a difficult task to create an original and fresh take on the zombie film. We have seen various different attempts on the genre that have worked, Simon Pegg’s Shaun Of The Dead (2004), or even the low budget Colin (2008) spring to mind, but more often than not they all tread the same stale water, great for Zombie fans, but film buffs can easily find them tiresome. But there’s currently a Kiwi produced ‘horredy’ hurtling through the festival circuits that has easily managed to maintain its own original take while still remaining true to the specifics of the zombie genre, and on behalf of the Devon and Cornwall Film site, I was fortunate enough to be offered an exclusive preview screening.

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Reece Shearsmith in Borley Rectory

Help the Borley Rectory team finish shooting their spooking new animated film starring Reece Shearsmith

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The final push is on to finish shooting on the animated horror Borley Rectory, starring Reece Shearsmith. And a crowdfunding campaign on indiegogo has been set up for people to help towards the film’s completion.

Borley Rectory is written and directed by Ashley Thorpe, who amongst other things has made Scayrecrow, The Screaming Skull and The Hairy Hands – three award-winning animated shorts inspired by neglected aspects of British legend. Continue reading

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