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Finding Dory – 7.5/10

‘Just keep swimming…’

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The Best Christmas TV You May Have Missed

Ahh Christmas. For most people it is a time for family fun and love to all men. For me it is a tumultuous trudge from one pint of Guinness to the next as I struggle with ongoing weight issues, shitloads of Christmas films and desperately trying not to ruin the festive season for my loved ones. Thank God there is some respite in the formĀ  of the wonderful Christmas TV schedule. Here is the best Christmas TV of 2016.

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12 Days of Christmas Films Day 6: Arthur Christmas

‘Arthur! Christmas is not a time for emotion…’

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12 Days of Christmas Films Day 5: A Christmas Carol

‘Marley was dead to begin with…’

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12 Days of Christmas Films Day 2: The Snowman and the Snowdog

Doesn’t do justice to the original…

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Short Film Sunday: Day & Night

Title: Day & Night

Director: Teddy Newton

Released: 2010

Length: 6 minutes

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Short Film Sunday: Marcell The Shell With Shoes On

Title: Marcell The Shell With Shoes On

Director: Dean Fleischer-Camp

Released: 2010

Length: 3 minutes

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Short Film Sunday – Duck Amuck

Title: Duck Amuck

Director: Chuck Jones

Released: 1953

Length: 8 mins

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Ten More Great TV Shows of 2015

Despite my undying love for films, we have now reached a stage where the quality found on TV is actually far superior to 90% of offerings churned out on the silver screen. Since running through my top ten favourite shows of 2015 in November, I have discovered a plethora of other top notch shows. Here are ten of them:

10. Master of None

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Robot Chicken: Star Wars – 7/10

Reboot Chicken? Nope business as usual…

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It may have been tempting for Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich to make something a bit more linear for the new audience these Star Wars specials were likely to attract. Instead of being more focused however, the Robot Chicken Star Wars specials continue the animated sketch show format and the zany humour. Unfortunately the hit and miss nature of Robot Chicken remains as well.

That being said the Star Wars specials are probably Robot Chicken‘s finest hour. It has always been a niche show so it is no surprise that they chose to shine a light on some of Star Wars more minor but still beloved cast members.

The main recurring characters here are Admiral Ackbar, Boba Fett and Emperor Palpatine and nearly every sketch involving that trio lands. A lot of the other stuff is forgettable but the musical numbers surprisingly work really well in a show that has had mixed levels of success in that area.

Robot Chicken has always been a bit of an acquired taste but there is no doubt they are passionate and knowledgeable about all areas of pop culture and it is this warmth for the subject matter that makes the Robot Chicken Star Wars specials a success.

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