You Should Be Reading: January 2017

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Last month began my monthly feature, You Should Be Reading, with the end of what 2016 had to offer in terms of book adaptations. Now it’s time to step into the new year, and to take a look at what adaptations are being released in January 2017.

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You Should Be Reading: December 2016

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This month sees the introduction of my new monthly feature for Filmoria, You Should Be Reading, which looks at what book adaptations are being released as films over the following month.

If you love reading just as much as you do watching, then this feature will tell you everything you need to know about the upcoming films that are based on books, giving you ideas on what you should be reading in anticipation for the release of their adaptations.

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TV Review: Follow The Money

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BBC Four is the place to be for Scandinavian drama at the minute. Following on from the success of The Bridge, River, and Trapped (which I reviewed last month), this month sees the DVD and Blu-Ray release of the latest Nordic Noir & Beyond TV series, Follow The Money.

After concluding on BBC4 on 16th April, the first series of this Danish crime drama will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray this week.

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TV Review: Trapped

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Arrow Films is pleased to announce the release of the complete first season of the thrilling Icelandic crime drama, Trapped. The series concluded on BBC Four on 12th March, and follows previous Nordic Noir hit drama series, The Bridge.

Originally titled Ófærð, and created by the directed of last year’s theatrical true-story epic, Everest, Baltasar Kormákur, Trapped is Iceland’s most expensive TV series.

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A Valentine’s Day Infographic: Could Bad Grammar = Forever Alone?

With Valentine’s Day coming up, this week I have three infographics to share. This first post comes from Grammarly, who have done some research to find out whether the way people write when they’re looking for love can make a difference.

Grammarly has partnered with the online dating website eHarmony for their research, seeking to determine whether the writing skills displayed in people’s online dating profiles affect their chances of finding romance.

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Guardian Live Events Presents ‘The Russian Woodpecker’ – Including 50% Discount!

Guardian Live Docs brings together some of the most compelling feature-length documentaries from around the world, in a double bill every month with a new Guardian commissioned short documentary.

Set to be screened on 18th November, Guardian Live’s latest documentary is The Russian Woodpecker, which follows a Ukrainian artist who attempts to unmask a possible Chernobyl cover-up and deliver a warning as Putin heads to the brink of a civil war.

Keep reading for more information on how to claim your exclusive discount code below.

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Happy Halloween! Which Literary Monster Are You?

It’s Halloween weekend, and to celebrate the spooky holiday, Grammarly have created a monster of a quiz.

Have you ever been reading one of your favourite horror novels and found yourself wondering, “Who am I more like? Dracula? or Frankenstein?” Well, no… me neither. But by taking this quiz, you can find out which iconic literary monster you would be most like.

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Guardian Live Events Presents ‘The Hunting Ground’ – Including 50% Discount!

Guardian Live Docs brings together some of the most compelling feature-length documentaries from around the world, in a double bill every month with a new Guardian commissioned short documentary.

Set to be screened on 21st October, Guardian Live’s latest documentary is The Hunting Ground, and I have an exclusive discount code for you to use below.

From the team behind the Oscar-nominated The Invisible War, the documentary presents a scorching exposé of the startling prevalence of sexual assault at US institutions of higher learning.

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Woody Harrelson Lands The Villain Role in ‘War Of The Planet Of The Apes’

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Woody Harrelson has landed a key role in the sequel to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, it has been announced this week, and will square off against Andy Serkis‘ Caesar as the human villain in the 2017 instalment.

Directed by Matt Reeves, plot details for War of the Planet of the Apes have been kept under wraps at the minutes, but it has been reported that Harrelson will play a character called Colonel. Sounds villainous enough, right? Reeves has also previously teased that the next film would see Caesar becoming a Moses-type seminal figure in ape history, who leads his people through the war he fought so hard to prevent.

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‘Spectre’ Will Make Its World Premiere At The CTBF Royal Film Performance

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The 24th James Bond adventure, Spectre, has been selected for The CTBF Royal Film Performance 2015, it has been announced today, and will make its world premiere on 26th October.

The CTBF Royal Film Performance is an annual event, which will take place at The Royal Albert Hall in London, attended by Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

The film will be the third Bond film chosen as an RFP title since its inception in 1946, and will be attended by the film’s leading actors Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, David Bautista, Monica Bellucci, and Ralph Fiennes.

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New Poster & Trailer for ‘Mockingjay Part 2’ – “A Sister’s Bond Is Forever”

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With tickets set to go on sale on 1st October for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, we have a new trailer and poster for the final instalment that we’re all dying to see.

Reaching cinemas on 19th November, the new promotional items center on the strong bond and compassion between two of the most courageous sisters we know – Katniss and Primrose Everdeen.

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Watch Jake Gyllenhaal Smash Up A House In New ‘Demolition’ Trailer

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Opening the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, this week we have a new trailer for Demolition, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a successful investment banker, who is struggling after losing his wife in a tragic car crash.

From director Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club and Wild) and with screenplay by Bryan Sipe, Demolition looks set to be one of 2016’s best dramas.

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The New Trailer For ‘American Horror Story’ Season Five Is A Haunting Journey

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A while back I gave 4 reasons why you should catch up with American Horror Story, and if you didn’t take my advice then, now you’ll be eager to watch the new series with the release of this exciting first trailer.

We’ve been teased Lady Gaga’s AHS debut for quite some time and now we’ve finally got a trailer for the highly anticipated American Horror Story: Hotel.

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Top 12 On-Screen Portrayals of Real-Life Gangsters

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Next week sees the release of the hugely anticipated Legend, which stars Tom Hardy as both of the notorious Kray twins. To celebrate the film’s release, we take a look at 12 of the best on-screen portrayals of real-life gangsters in film.

Set to be released on 9th September and directed by Brian Helgeland, Legend tells the story of tells the story of the 1960s twin gangsters, Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of the most well-known criminals in British history.

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Grammarly Celebrate World Literacy Day With New Infographic

To celebrate International Literacy Day and to help raise awareness about the importance of literacy, Grammarly have created a new infographic to bring to your attention the seriousness and importance of global literacy.

By gathering the latest literacy statistics from around the world, the infographic looks at the facts of illiteracy, what exactly it is and what causes it, giving statistics and distribution maps to show how widespread the problem is.

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