Film & TV / I Saw The Light trailer – Tom Hiddleston is Hank Williams

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I Saw The Light is based on Colin Escott’s biography of Hank Williams, who died in 1953 at the age of 29. Williams is widely regarded as one of the great country music artists, having hits with Your Cheatin’ Heart, I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry and Lovesick Blues amongst many. Along withy Tom Hiddlestone… Read more »

Film & TV / Luther returns in new 2 part story

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Golden Globe winning actor Idris Elba reprises his iconic role as DCI John Luther in a new 2 part BBC special. ‘Pitted against his most chilling adversary yet, haunted by the ghosts of his past and hell-bent on retribution, he’s drawn into a terrifyingly complex case that pushes him closer to the edge than he’s… Read more »

Film & TV / Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands – first look

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ITV’s epic drama, Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands, has been filmed on location in the North East of Britain, Kieran Bew takes the lead in the mini series that takes its inspiration from the mythic Old English poem. Set in the mythical Shieldlands, a place of spectacle and danger populated by both humans and fantastical creatures, it looks… Read more »

Film & TV / Tom Hardy’s Taboo rounds out cast

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Taboo is a forthcoming drama created by Steven Knight and Tom Hardy, based on an idea by Hardy and his father Chips. The eight-episode miniseries is about James Keziah Delaney, a rogue adventurer, who returns to Britain from Africa along with fourteen stolen diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father. According to the Hollywood Reporter Michael Kelly, Oona… Read more »

Film & TV / TRUMBO: a new Bryan Cranston starring movie

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The first poster has been released for Trumbo, the upcoming movie from Jay Roach. It features a backdrop of the questions that 1940s Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo refused to answer when brought before the House Un-American Activities Committee. There was an intense suspicion of Hollywood by the establishment during the height of American paranoia that… Read more »

Film & TV / First trailer for THE REVENANT looks amazing

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Alejandro González Iñárritu’s follow-up to BIRDMAN looks incredible. The cinematography is stunning and the choreography in the fight scenes is immersive. Leads Leonardo Di Caprio and Tom Hardy look intense in the film set in in the American wilderness in the 1820s. the synopsis says ‘a frontiersman, Hugh Glass (Di Caprio), sets out on a… Read more »

Film & TV / Mad Max: Fury Road Review

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Finally, a blockbuster movie that delivers on the promise of its trailers. Movie goers tend to be sceptical of teasers and trailers these days, studios churn out slick marketing campaigns that hype movies to unattainable levels. Just look at  Ridley Scott’s Prometheus for an example, they must have spent as much marketing the film as… Read more »

Film & TV / Some car on car action from SPECTRE

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Here is the latest video blog from the set of the new James Bond movie SPECTRE. Bond is being chased in his trademark Aston Martin by bad guy Mr Hinx in a Jaguar through the night time streets of Rome. This Bond film has gone a step further than before in having cars that don’t… Read more »

Film & TV / Returning X Files fleshes out writing team

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The X Files are returning to TV, Fox officially greenlit a run of 6 episodes earlier this year after much speculation by the press following teasers by star David Duchovny. The X Files was the seminal genre show, kickstarting a host of conspiracy and sci-fi themed shows along with a number of talented actors and… Read more »