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Where Are They Now - Christmas Supporting Actors

Where Are They Now - Christmas Supporting Actors

Now that the Christmas adverts have started, we’ve finally entered the festive season. This may mean that it’s time for Christmas songs, manic shopping, and cold weather. The good news is that it’s also time for classic movies on TV. To celebrate this we’d thought we’d look at where the actors of yesteryear are now. But not the Bruce Willis’ and Macauley Culkins, but the secondary actors we loved.

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90s Throwback: The 90 Most Nostalgic Images You’ll Ever See

90s Throwback: The 90 Most Nostalgic Images You’ll Ever See

Living in a world of smart phones, Snapchat and The Kardashians it’s hard to remember a simpler time. So lets dust off the videos, put on our leg warmers and turn up the boom box so we can give you that little piece of nostalgia you crave on your morning commute. First up in our Throwback series is our 90s throwback! 

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Then and Now: Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Then and Now: Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Can you believe that it has nearly been 20 years since Sarah Michelle Geller put on her leather trousers, picked up a stake and started to kick some vampire butt. To continue our popular series of Then and Now, we look at the cast of Buffy The Vampire Slayer to see what they are up to almost 20 years on…

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Gifts For Fathers Day: 10 Tees For Dear Old Dad

Gifts For Fathers Day: 10 Tees For Dear Old Dad

As tempting as it is to get another pair of novelty socks, box of chocolates and World’s Greatest Dad mug, why don’t you treat your old man with one of his favourite tees from his favourite online store… 8ball of course!

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Pokémon Quiz: “Gotta catch em all?” More Like Gotta Name Them All!

Pokémon Quiz: “Gotta catch em all?” More Like Gotta Name Them All!

All 90s kids will remember the feeling of taking out their Game Boy, sticking Pokémon red, blue or yellow into the back and playing for hours collecting, levelling up and evolving your favourite Pokémon, oh the nostalgia! So, whip out your Pokédex, get out those trading cards and check out our Name The Pokémon quiz featuring some of the pocket monsters from the original series.

 

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The Shittiest Xmas Movies

The Shittiest Xmas Movies

The Shittiest Xmas Movies Just as the music charts are filled with tacky festive muzak during November and December, Hollywood tries to get in on the act too with an equally shoddy hit to miss ratio. So for every Elf, Home Alone or Die Hard (a proper Christmas movie) there’re these duds that somehow made it past the initial scriptwriting sessions.

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Mark Hamill’s Autographs Are The Best

Mark Hamill’s Autographs Are The Best

As if you needed any more reasons to love Mark Hamill, a whole heap of his unique autographs have been shared by a collector over on Facebook. Given the prices of some signings at cons these days, it’s nice to see that young Skywalker goes that little extra further, rather than just scribbling his John Hancock.

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Then and Now: Beetlejuice

Then and Now: Beetlejuice

In the latest instalment of our Then and Now series, we take a look back at the cast of Tim Burton’s classic horror/comedy Beetlejuice as we approach 27 years since its first release. With a second Beetlejuice apparently in the works, let’s have a look at what the original cast have been up to recently…

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Then and Now: The Breakfast Club

Then and Now: The Breakfast Club

Originally released nearly 30 years ago in 1985, The Breakfast Club follows five ‘stereotypical’ teenagers who, after spending a Saturday in detention together, realise there is more to their personalities aside from their respective cliques.  We take a look at where the original cast of The Breakfast Club are now.

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