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In their first book together, the nation's 'go to' experts on all things film don their surgical scrubs to cure your cinema dilemmas and movie ailments

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SIMON MAYO is one of Britain's best-loved radio presenters. He has worked on BBC radio since 1982 and is the presenter of Drivetime on BBC Radio 2, which features the regular Radio 2 Book Club. He is also the co-presenter of Kermode and Mayo's Film Review on BBC Radio 5 Live. He is the author of three successful children's books, Itch, Itch Rocks and Itchcraft, as well as a number of books based on his radio series. MARK KERMODE is the UK's most trusted film critic. He writes for the Observer, and is the resident film reviewer of BBC Radio 5 Live's Sony award-winning Kermode and Mayo's Film Review. He has written several books on cinema including It's Only a Movie, The Good, The Bad and the Multiplex and Hatchet Job: Love Movies, Hate Critics. He plays double-bass in The Dodge Brothers.

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The best double act in the movies * * Observer * *
The hosts of the BBC's flagship film show summon up their knowledge to provide entertaining and informative film-watching tips * * Heat * *
If you want to treat the film fan in your life - or just treat yourself - The Movie Doctors is the place to go . . . The book delights in the kind of movie trivia and outlandish anecdotes that every film buff can enjoy . . . as addictive as ever * * Reader's Digest * *
A fascinating, broad and beautifully presented collection of arguments, articles, diagrams and disputes. Running to over 300 pages, and with sky-high production values, [the book] takes the core medical analogy that Doctors Mayo and Kermode have made their own, and comes up with something that works . . . a thumping good film book * * Den of Geek! * *
Impressive . . . anyone can happily dip in and find something of interest . . . cast[s] an intellectual eye over a popular art * * The List * *
It's a list-maker's dream . . . Lavish illustrations and bountiful in-jokes * * Irish Examiner * *
If you're feeling low let the Movie Doctors prescribe trivia, from deciding how long blockbusters should be to the horrors of taking kids to the flicks * * Independent * *
An easy, fun read yet informative . . . a good choice for the film buffs on your Christmas list * * People's Movies * *
You'll love this! Within minutes of picking up this well-designed hardback, I was grinning with amusement at this very different look at the movie business. Kermode and Mayo have put together a blend of trivia, forthright opinions and useful advice on films to watch for all occasions. If you're looking for a present for anyone with an interest in cinema who appreciates a laugh, then this is what the doctor ordered * * Cinema Technology magazine * *

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