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Aaron Sorkin’s new TV drama gets picked up by HBO

Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and Academy Award-winning scriptwriter of The Social Network, has had his new TV drama about a cable news team picked up by HBO. Starring Jeff Daniels as a newsreader – yes, you read … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)

In case you’ve been living under a rock, people have been flocking to cinemas to see The Inbetweeners lads nip off to Malia in Crete for a drunken jolly this summer. Will, Simon, Jay and Neil – all sporting pink … Continue reading

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Penn Badgley bags title role in Jeff Buckley biopic?

Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley has been reported by HollywoodLife.com to have been cast in the lead role in a new forthcoming biopic about the late singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley. If it’s true, Robert Pattinson must be mighty pissed off with the decision, … Continue reading

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Will the real George Lucas please stand up?

Ever wondered how George Lucas can define a generation with the untouchably classic Star Wars trilogy (1977-1983) before single-handedly destroying his entire legacy with the abominable prequel trilogy (1999-2005)? Well, how about… the real George Lucas is locked away in … Continue reading

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Trailer Trash #3: Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)

Don’t you just love trashy trailers for 1950s B-movies? There’s the droll ham radio voices; the screaming damsels; and the inappropriately OTT music scores… what’s not to love?! Well, the movies themselves, obviously, but hey, you can’t have everything. It’s … Continue reading

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Charlie Brooker gazes into ‘Black Mirror’

Charlie Brooker will be turning his misanthropic talents to a brand-spanking new TV programme called Black Mirror for Channel 4. After his superlative zombie-horror Dead Set, it’s nice to see Brooker is honing his gift for scriptwriting and barbed dialogue once more, … Continue reading

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THE EDITORIAL: One Day (To Avoid the Cinema)

It’s a bit of a faux pas for a bloke to talk about romantic comedies, but the movie adaptation of David Nicholls’ bestselling book One Day hits the cinema this autumn. Unfortunately, I’m expecting it to arrive with a whimper, … Continue reading

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Tarantino’s spaghetti western gets a name

Quentin Tarantino’s spaghetti western is going to be called Django Unchained. That’s right – after doing his homage to a heist film (Reservoir Dogs); his nonlinear homage to film noir (Pulp Fiction); his homage to blaxploitation (Jackie Brown); his homage … Continue reading

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The end of Rock & Chips?

Will the BBC try and flog a dead horse by commissioning a full series of the Only Fools prequel Rock & Chips, despite the recent and unfortunate death of its writer John Sullivan? Such an act would surely be the … Continue reading

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Lady Gaga: I am not a plagiarist

Lady Gaga’s smash hit single “Born This Way” met a mixed response initially when it first came out, with many music critics pointing out that it sounds exactly like “Express Yourself” by Madonna. Upon hearing the similarities myself, it’s not … Continue reading

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Shake your Bon Bon (Iver)

Haunting indie folk cabin-dweller Bon Iver’s eagerly anticipated second album, Bon Iver, looks set to be released this summer, hot off the heels of his brief and unexpected collaboration with obnoxious hip hop giant Kanye West. Led by songwriter Justin … Continue reading

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RIP Sarah Jane Smith

Elisabeth Sladen, the actress who played the companion Sarah Jane Smith in Doctor Who, has died aged 63. Needless to say, this is terrible news and has come as a massive blow to sci-fi fans all over the world, with … Continue reading

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“Totally awesome news, dude! Bill and Ted 3 is on the way!”

It’s not exactly hot off the press, but do I give a shit? Nope. All I care about is it’s recently been revealed by Den of Geek that the script for Bill & Ted 3 is currently being written by … Continue reading

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Wilson to leave House?

Robert Sean Leonard, the actor who plays the character of Wilson in FOX’s smash hit TV show House, has hinted that he could be leaving. Speaking to TV Line, this is what he said: “This is my last season of … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones makes UK début!

Well, it’s bloody arrived… at last. After billboards galore and intriguing teaser trailers – owing to an incessant marketing drive by Rupert Murdoch’s footsoldiers – Game of Thrones finally graces our screens on Sky Atlantic HD in the UK tonight. … Continue reading

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