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Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

A new BBC drama airing this Sunday starring Benedict Cumberbatch has helped boost the Suffolk economy by tens of thousands of pounds with just four days filming in the county, film bosses have said.

A Sudbury 24-year-old who jacked in her comfortable office job and promotion to pursue her dream career in filmmaking landed work on the latest Ridley Scott blockbuster just two months after making the big decision.

Since his 1998 debut with Pi Darren Aronofsky has established himself as a film-maker who pushes the boundaries of mainstream surrealist cinema, combining genre and fantastical imagery to examine religion, addiction and mental health.

This summer Hollywood has come face to face with its own disaster movies. Costs are up, profits are down and people are finding something else to do. Arts editor Andrew Clarke suggests that cinemas should start catering for a wider audience

Ipswich Star and East Anglian Daily Times’ local government correspondent, Paul Geater, is celebrating after scooping the jackpot on hit BBC game show Pointless.

Ticket prices are being dropped at Cineworld in Ipswich later this week – just six months after Empire opened a cinema at the revamped Buttermarket shopping centre.

An amateur treasure hunter shared stories of his finds with one of the stars of BBC series Detectorists during filming of the third series in Suffolk .

Films with re-watch value, movies with a unique quality, will become the classics of the future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

A distinctive Suffolk landmark is set to feature in the latest Ridley Scott movie after the veteran director decided it was the “perfect location” for one of the scenes.

Great British Bake Off contestant Chris Geiger was the latest budding baker to exit the show after losing out in the biscuit board game challenge.

Essex baker James talks about his rhubarb addiction, his nememis bread and what it’s like in the Great British Bake Off tent.

Griff Rhys Jones talks about his new tour, his enduring partnership with the late Mel Smith and their unaired BBC sitcom.

Essex baker Peter was the first to leave The Great British Bake Off tent. We spoke to him about his experience on the Channel 4 show

It’s unlikely to host many glitzy film premieres – but Suffolk’s newest cinema has another claim to fame.

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

The BBC have released a poll pulling together the most popular comedy films of all time. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke cast an eye over the chart and wonders why don’t comedies regularly top the list of great films?

Suffolk County Council bosses have hailed the positive effect Screen Suffolk has brought to the county after it surpassed its first year target of filming days in just seven months.

A film firm tasked with bringing more TV, film and advert productions to Suffolk has surpassed its target number of filming days for its first year in just seven months.

The Great British Bake Off returns Tuesday night on its new home Channel 4. Sophie Faldo is one of three East Anglian hopefuls looking to rise to the top this year.

Excitement is building ahead of a popular TV show’s visit to Suffolk next week – which could reveal an unexpected family fortune.

Oh Happy Day, the Sister Act Live Choir is coming to Ipswich with a special cinema screening of the hit Whoopi Goldberg movie.

Legendary entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth was known for his numerous catchphrases, but how many can you complete?

A former soldier who grew up in Suffolk and is now training to be a stuntwoman is among the contestant’s for the new-look Great British Bake Off competition.

A former serviceman from Braintree who competes for the all-disabled Team BRIT in the Fun Cup motorsport series has featured on a top online motoring TV show.

Cinema used to thrive on originality. New films, entertaining stories, interesting characters but 25 years all that changed as the studios became fixated on formula and franchise. Arts editor Andrew Clarke argues that its time for a change and a return to smaller, one-off movies

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

They have travelled through time, chased bad guys and entertained millions of viewers – now they are coming to Suffolk.

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