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Jude Law and Cameron Diaz in The Holiday

The Holiday

  The rom-com has traditionally featured an alpha couple and a beta couple. This allowed the alpha couple do the serious mooning about, while the beta couple handled the comedy and dispensed sound, often snarky, advice. However, since Richard Curtis’s successful if frequently painful Love, Actually, there’s been an attempt

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Jude Law and Jennifer Jason Leigh in eXistenZ

eXistenZ

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     14 June   Charles Babbage’s difference engine, 1822 On this day in 1822, Charles Babbage presented a paper to the British Royal Astronomical Society. It was called “Note on the application of machinery to the

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Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum in Side Effects

Side Effects

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     19 February     Damages for thalidomide children, 1968 On this day in 1968, the High Court in the UK presided over a settlement to 62 children born with deformities caused by the drug thalidomide.

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Jude Law takes aim in Enemy at the Gates

Enemy at the Gates

    Here’s a mixed bag of European war movie that is trying to be Saving Private Ryan in its impressive opening scenes, but looks as if it realises it doesn’t have the budget and so scales back the action to concentrate on two lone snipers. One German, one Russian.

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Jude Law in eXistenZ

eXistenZ

    Combining two fields of interest of director David Cronenberg – the mediated-reality musings of Videodrome and the body horror of almost everything else he’s done – eXistenZ is about a video game designer dropping into the gamesworld she’s created, accompanied by a good-looking marketing trainee, to work out

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