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Keeping a critical eye on the world of TV and film

Hollywood nepotism

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Hollywood has always been full of nepotistic movie star families. Some of them have been hard at work this week. Read the rest of this entry »


Poll: Red Riding

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I’ve been unbelievably disappointed by Channel 4’s flagship ‘television event of the year’ Red Riding. Two episodes in and convoluted, disjointed and outright ridiculous plot twists added with bad direction have left me feeling like a guy who missed his plane for a round-the-world tour. Hopefully the final part of the trilogy improves.

Please complete the below poll with your opinion:

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March 13, 2009 at 11:08 am

Great news – The Wire is coming to BBC2

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Great news for terrestrial TV viewers in the UK – BBC2 has announced that they are to screen all 60 episodes of the critically-acclaimed crime drama The Wire. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 12, 2009 at 10:36 pm

Umbrellas at Channel 4

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Found this via Twitter today. It shows Stephanie Imbeau’s Shelter: umbrellas all over the Channel 4’s massive steel Big 4. Imbeau recently won C4’s Big 4 competition. Read the rest of this entry »

ITV jobs cuts: Grade not phased, says Guru Murthy on Twitter

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We all know that Twitter has taken over from real life as the number one way to experience reality, but isn’t it getting horribly postmodern when you’ve got broadcasters announcing the news online before their own bulletins. Is it just me or doesn’t that work against you?  Where the hell is point hiding? Read the rest of this entry »

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March 4, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Hollywood Reporter says Oscars ‘still have bounce’

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Whilst it’s true that the Oscars don’t hold the same level of prestige that it once did, American entertainment bible Hollywood Reporter‘s  Gregg Kilday has contended that last week’s event proved the Academy Awards still have bounce. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 4, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Is Hollywood still mad at Mickey Rouke?

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Last week, Sean Penn won the Oscar for Best Lead Actor for his portrayal of gay San Francisco Senator Harvey Milk, despite the widespread support for Mickey Rourke’s turn as washed-up wrestler Randy “The Ram” Robinson. Does Penn’s victory signal that Tinseltown has not forgiven Rourke for previous sins?

“It’s going to be a show that takes some bold risks,” Academy of Motion Picture Art and Science (AMPAS) president Sid Ganis told reporters the night before the Oscars. (Eds note: AMPAS, in case you didn’t know, is the official name of the organisation which runs the Oscars.) Well, ‘bold’ and ‘risk’ are both words packed full of punch. Let’s investigate. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 2, 2009 at 9:56 pm