ArchivesPosts Tagged ‘UK Entertainment News’

12Dec

For no other reason other than I’m a cinematic masochist, I suggest to my friend Benno we should watch a brace of seemingly unnecessary sequels, to find out what makes them tick. Unsurprisingly, he agrees. But then he’s convinced we should put in a bid to get the rights to Hawk The Slayer and make […]

29Nov

I was scouring the Internet some time ago and found out they’d made a sequel to Road House. I’m not sure why. The original came out in 1989, starred Patrick Swayze playing a bouncer in a hick bar and has been routinely included on “enjoyably bad” film lists ever since. The new one stars Johnathon […]

02Aug

I went to a Buckinghamshire library the other day to talk about my new book. It was a good night, chatting Professor Brian Cox. That’s who I wrote about – an unauthorised biography of the science guru behind Wonders Of The Solar System and Wonders Of The Universe. I was asked what conclusions I have […]

16Feb

There’s been plenty of talk about the state of the British film industry lately – calls for more King’s Speeches, more commercially viable movie product that will generate money and is worth investing in in the first place. What the bigwigs fail to understand is how frail the infrastructure of the homegrown industry is. Lots […]

16Aug

1. The new Muppets movie is going to be awesome After all, Kermit said so. The legendary frog (as well as director James Bobin, Fozzie and Miss Piggy) all showed up on the big screen for a live link-up with a packed crowd at Indigo2 and introduced a great clip from the upcoming movie featuring […]