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The 12 Best Peter Sellers Films

Peter Sellers was one of the great comedy stars, and one of the great comic character actors, of the 20th century. Originally coming to prominence in the 1950s in the BBC radio series The Goon Show , his remarkable repertoire of voices soon found him coming to the attention of film makers. 
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Movie Quiz: On the Beat

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Three years after its unexpected revival for the big screen in  Star Trek: The Motion Picture in 1979,  Star Trek  delivered its first film sequel,  Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan , a film usually considered to be the best in the series and one of the highlights of the Star Trek canon.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2013)

Tom Clancy's fictional CIA analyst Jack Ryan gets a fifth film outing in  Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit , this time played by a new actor in Chris Pine. The film begins in 2001 with the young Jack Ryan studying at the London School of Economics, presented in this film as a sort of leafy parkland campus in central London. Galvanised by the 9/11 terror attacks, Ryan decides to serve his country and enlists in the US Marines. He is later injured when the helicopter he is travelling in is hit by a missile strike in Afghanistan in 2003. He subsequently undergoes rehabilitation at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland, where he meets attractive medical student Cathy Muller (Keira Knightley).  Around the same time, Ryan is also approached by the CIA in the form of Thomas Harper (Kevin Costner), who has been impressed by Ryan's exciting works on "Liquidity Events in Post-Soviet Markets" and his reports on Russian traffic patterns. Apparently. Ryan is then recruited by the CI

Nazi Invasions of Britain in Film and TV

Fortunately for the rest of Europe, Nazi Germany never succeeded in its efforts to invade Great Britain. Following the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in France in 1940, a German invasion across the English Channel seemed to be imminent. But with the Germans unable to gain air superiority over southern England during the Battle of Britain, the plans for invasion had to be abandoned.  But the counterfactual "What If?" of a successful German invasion of Britain in World War II has turned up in books, TV series and films many times since then. Here are some of the times the Nazis did successfully invade - at least in film and TV.