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Ben Protheroe

Movie and TV Lists Shift Writer

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About Ben Protheroe

Ben is a freelance writer from the UK with a Master's degree in Screenwriting. He has written in a variety of genres and his short films have been featured in film festivals in both the UK and the USA. When he is not writing or at the cinema he enjoys playing soccer, traveling, and reading. He lives in London.

Latest Articles

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10 Great Characters That Were Never Given Names In Their Movies

Some iconic movie characters never reveal their names, and this mystery only adds to their popularity. Unnamed characters are always eye-catching.

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Larry David’s 10 Greatest Enemies On Curb Your Enthusiasm, Ranked

Larry David’s adherence to an obscure set of rules makes him a lot of enemies in Curb Your Enthusiasm, and some rivalries refuse to die.

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10 Most Exciting Things To Expect From The Fall Guy

Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt are teaming up for David Leitch’s new action thriller The Fall Guy, and there are plenty of reasons to be excited.

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20 Best Alfred Hitchcock Movies, Ranked

Alfred Hitchcock directed over 50 feature-length movies, and his best thrillers are still just as suspenseful and terrifying decades later.

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10 Ambiguous Movie Endings Whose True Meanings Will Never Be Settled

Some movie endings are so perplexing that they can spark debates which last for years. Fans can love the movie, but fail to agree on its meaning.

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15 TV Shows From Over 40 Years Ago Everyone Should Watch At Least Once

Some TV shows from as far back as the 1950s still hold up today. After helping to shape the medium of TV, they deserve a modern audience.

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15 Best Action Movies Of 2023

The best action movies of 2023 showcase the variety of the genre, with sports dramas, sci-fi adventures, and revenge thrillers all leaving a mark.

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12 Upcoming Movie Sequels That Will Likely Beat The Previous Movie's Box Office

Some sequels can fail to live up to the original, but these movies are perfectly poised to surpass the box office totals of their predecessors.

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10 Quietly Amazing War Movie Scenes That Aren't Battles Or Action Sequences

Even in war movies packed with bloodshed and explosions, the most memorable scenes are often built around quiet moments which explore characters.

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12 Best Sci-Fi Movies Of 2023

2023’s best sci-fi movies include superhero blockbusters, dystopian thrillers, and supernatural fables. 2024 certainly has a lot to live up to.

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10 Movies You Watched As A Kid That Hit Different As An Adult

Rewatching childhood classics can reveal surprising hidden depths to movies. Light-hearted adventures suddenly seem much more complex and tragic.

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Every TV Show Ending In 2024 (Confirmed & Rumored)

Some beloved TV shows will be ending in 2024. Although this can be sad, it’s also a great opportunity to see what the writers have up their sleeves.

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15 Best Prime Video TV Shows Of 2023

Prime Video’s best shows of 2023 showcase an incredible variety of genres. Some old favorites returned, but there were also great new shows to enjoy.

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23 Times Law & Order: SVU’s Olivia Benson Has Appeared In Dick Wolf’s Other TV Shows

Since first appearing as Olivia Benson on Law and Order: SVU in 1999, Mariska Hargitay has brought the character to many other Dick Wolf shows.

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10 Actor & Director Collaborations We Want To See More Of

Despite their obvious chemistry, these actor and director duos have only made one movie together. Reuniting for more would be a winning formula.

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10 TV Characters Who Never Should Have Gotten Back Together

TV shows love a will-they-or-won’t-they relationship, but some couples should never have gotten back together after their first break-up.

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10 Terrific Sci-Fi Movies That Were Nearly Perfect

Sci-fi movies deal with big ideas on an intergalactic scale. Just because a movie falls short of perfection doesn’t mean it isn’t worth watching.

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Javier Bardem's 10 Best Movies, Ranked

Javier Bardem’s best movies show his versatility as an actor. He has excelled in a wide variety of roles in both English and Spanish-language movie.

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15 Best Disney+ TV Shows Of 2023

Disney+ doesn’t stream as many original TV shows as its competitors, but its best shows of 2023 include more than just Marvel and Star Wars.

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10 Most Disappointing Movies Of 2023

Some of 2023’s most exciting movies turned out to be massively underwhelming, wasting the potential of their great concepts and characters.

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