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It’s fair to say that intelligent sci-fi isn’t the default setting when the money men from Hollywood give the green light to a space epic.

Robert Redford and Nick Nolte play two aging hikers in A Walk in the Woods

Those of you who follow the literary career of Anglophile author Bill Bryson will know that he has something of a soft spot for these parts.

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Jake Gyllenhaal is among the stars of Everest

If you’re fondly dreaming of a white Christmas, it’s a fair bet that you don’t have your fingers crossed for the sort of ordeal by snow and ice facing the many stars who clutter the cast list of Everest.

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Unlikely pairing: Emma Stone plays student Jill, who turns her attention to intense professor Abe (Joaquin Phoenix)

Woody Allen turns 80 next month but he shows no signs of slowing down.

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Tom Hardy plays both Kray brothers in Legend

It’s been three decades since Ridley Scott gave us Legend, a fey fantasy drama that could have been seen as a bit of therapy after all the dark despair of Alien and Blade Runner in the previous couple of years.

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