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Burger King abandons toys

Ever gone to Burger King and picked up a free toy for your child or even yourself? You know the ones – the small novelty items that come bundled up with a kids’ meal? Well, if you did, it’s something you’ll no longer be able to do again as Burger King has scrapped its toy…

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50 first times #12: High Noon (1952)

This collection of posts is a follow-up to 90 from the ’90s. However, while I previously focused on films from the 1990s, this time around I’m widening the field to cover any movie from any decade. I’m going to watch good films, bad films, forgotten classics, Oscar winners and everything in between. Today I’m watching… High…

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How much money did Avengers: Endgame make?

Without doubt, the biggest cinematic success story of 2019 was Avengers: Endgame. The movie – the 22nd entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – brought to a conclusion more than ten years’ worth of stories, tying up loose threads from: Iron Man (2008) The Incredible Hulk (2008) Iron Man 2 (2010) Thor (2011) Captain America:…

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Barry Potter Fairs NEC Birmingham September 2019

On Sunday, Barry Potter Fairs returned to the Birmingham NEC. The long-running toy fair, which takes place at various locations throughout the UK, visits Birmingham around three times a year, and brings traders and visitors from the surrounding area and further afield. The Brum-based fairs are always worth attending, as they attract a lot of…

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Thoughts on It: Chapter 2

As far as the movie industry is concerned, the summer is over and now we are heading firmly into the autumn/Halloween season. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark kicked things off a couple of weeks ago, and now the really big horror story of the moment has arrived – It Chapter 2. For those…

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