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Top Ten Chess Scenes in Movies

Top Ten Chess Scenes in Movies

I’m a little bit obsessed with chess right now. I’ve always liked chess and I learnt how to play when I was about six years old, but I never really got the bug when I was younger, or had other friends who liked it, or…

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When modems were sexy

When modems were sexy

Perhaps not actually ‘sexy’, but there was a time when modems were pretty goddam exciting. I had seen WarGames and fallen in love with the idea of computers talking to each other. David Lightman had that modem where you actually put the phone handset into…

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The Video Shop – A Short Film

The Video Shop – A Short Film

I’m sure many of us have extremely fond memories of visiting our old video store. The excitement of not knowing what to rent. Browsing the aisles looking for some great box art. Reading the blurb to see what the hell a film was about. I’m…

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All the Nightmare on Elm Street movies – ranked

All the Nightmare on Elm Street movies – ranked

Happy Halloween everybody. In the spirit of the holiday I wanted to have something horror related on the site this year. To be totally honest, I’ve never really been into horror that much when I was younger, so I actually haven’t seen a lot of…

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Secret Cinema: Blade Runner  video released

Secret Cinema: Blade Runner video released

I posted a few weeks ago about my amazing experience at the Secret Cinema Blade Runner event. I had waited until the very end of the four month run before uploading my blog post, so as not to spoil the surprise for everyone. I was…

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Top Ten Movie and TV Cars

Top Ten Movie and TV Cars

This is a tough list, and one I’ve had to think about for a while. There are just so many cool movie and TV cars. I’ve certainly had fun researching this one and admiring all the beautiful vehicles that we have had adorning our screens….

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When Ireland was the European HQ of video games

When Ireland was the European HQ of video games

Ireland is often at the cutting edge of the technology industries. Its lucrative tax deals have attracted many of the big guns to its shores. Google has its EMEA HQ in Dublin, and you can check out some photos of the offices if you want…

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Top Ten UK TV ads that use old songs

Top Ten UK TV ads that use old songs

The 80s and 90s had a flurry of TV adverts that used classic old songs. Often well known songs, but ones that hadn’t been released for years or decades. The adverts often gave them a new lease of life. In several instances below, the songs…

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Retro games that were made into movies

Retro games that were made into movies

Video games have always had the power to be marketed in different ways. Merchandise is an obvious strategy for any big game, with many children going to school with lunch boxes, notepads and rulers adorned with pictures of Pac-Man, Mario or Street Fighter characters. Video…

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My immersive Blade Runner Secret Cinema experience

My immersive Blade Runner Secret Cinema experience

Recently I had the pleasure of attending the Secret Cinema showing of Blade Runner with my good friend Ally Hogg aka @TheRetroHunter. This was yet another incredible immersive experience from the folks at Secret Cinema. I’ve been waiting until the season ended before I wrote…

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