The Week In Screenings Part XXXII

Monday, October 31 2011
The Week In Screenings Part XXXII

Another busy week for our screenings correspondent Alex Kidd, who was pleasantly surprised by Italian satire at the London Film Festival, showed off some obscure horror shorts, saw a brace of the week’s big releases and was blown away  by a Bollywood blockbuster. Here’s his latest missive from the frontline… In all the years I’ve […]

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The Perfect Package

Monday, October 31 2011
The Perfect Package

Print and packaging specialist AGI was celebrating this week after picking up a couple of prestigious gongs at the PrintWeek awards.  It won the Packaging Printer Of The Year for the second year running, after impressing the judges with samples of its work over the previous 12 months. One entry, an O ring for Disney’s […]

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A Franchise With Legs

Monday, October 31 2011
A Franchise With Legs

After having seen both his Human Centipede outings, The First Sequence and the most recent entrant into what is fast becoming one of the most notorious horror franchises of recent years, The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence), you’d be forgiven for feeling a bit nervous when meeting their director and creator Tom Six. And it […]

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It’s A Mystery

Monday, October 31 2011
It’s A Mystery

WIth their pre-teen appeal and cartoon-like appearance, twins Jedward are the perfect vehicle to help promote Warner’s long-running franchise Scooby-Doo! and here are the duo alongside the cartoon mutt to help push the major’s latest activity surrounding the dog and his pals.  As we reported on our most recent newsletter, supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has put […]

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Top Of The Class

Monday, October 31 2011
Top Of The Class

Last week Rio was among the best reviewed titles in our regular round-up of DVD and Blu-ray reviews in the national press, this week the plaudits were raining down on X-Men: First Class, although it didn’t quite dominate as much as you might imagine, a fact explained away by the sheer volume of releases. Comedy […]

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Driving Christmas Traffic

Friday, October 28 2011
Driving Christmas Traffic

Here’s some of the new creatives for HMV’s Yuletide campaign, entitled Christmas Lights, which kicks off officially on November 7.  The campaign will be heavily flagged in stores, online, digital and social media and in all above the line elements, taking in TV, radio, press and outdoor activity. It will take inDVD and Blu-ray product […]

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Feet Don’t Fail Me Now

Friday, October 28 2011
Feet Don’t Fail Me Now

The new trailer put together by the Industry Trust For IP Awareness, in conjunction with Warner, is the latest addition to its ongoing campaign to highlight Moments Worth Paying For, as the strapline goes.  The campaign is working too, the latest research suggests that those who’ve seen the campaign in its previous outings will be […]

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Rio Dancing, Not Quite On The Sand

Thursday, October 27 2011
Rio Dancing, Not Quite On The Sand

Here’s a brace of stars from current primetime Saturday evening hit show Strictly Come Dancing marking the launch of Rio with a special samba workshop. Camilla Dallerup and Ian Waite turned up at the giant Westfield shopping centre in west London to help promote the Fox release this Monday (October 24). The release was neatly […]

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The Far Side Of The Moon

Tuesday, October 25 2011
The Far Side Of The Moon

Almost two decades since the idea behind it was first dreamt up, well over 10 years since it first aired and a good eight since it was cancelled, Farscape is still well regarded among the sci-fi cognoscenti.  Many felt its shock cancellation was somewhat premature, some commentators even said its early demise would one day […]

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The Week In Screenings Part XXXI

Tuesday, October 25 2011
The Week In Screenings Part XXXI

Another hectic week from our regular correspondent at London’s multiplexes and screenings rooms, Alex Kidd. The past seven days has seen the former HMV staffer move from remakes and horror to London Film Festival fare, including the notorious surprise film. What was it? You’ll have to read his latest missive to find out what was […]

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Making A Killing…

Monday, October 24 2011
Making A Killing…

The high profile DVD release of The Killing 2, the much anticipated follow up to the hit TV show of the year, due in December, marks the next stage in the development of the ambitious Arrow operation. 
 The Arrow Films brand is not a new one to the market, in fact it’s one of […]

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Park Open For Business

Monday, October 24 2011
Park Open For Business

Universal has been enjoying something of a purple patch in terms of coverage in the past few weeks, a trend that has continued over the past seven days, as our weekly round-up of reviews from national newspapers and magazines shows. Where recently it was Senna hogging the limelight, this week it was dominated by the […]

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Flipping The Script

Friday, October 21 2011
Flipping The Script

We’ve long been praising the BFI’s Flipside label, and, as we noted here recently, don’t just take our word for it – the likes of Ben Wheatley, director of Kill List, Nicolas Winding Refn, the man behind drive, and such luminaries as Kim Newman, have all been praising its output.  To mark the release of […]

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Nipper Gets A New Spec For Tech Spots

Friday, October 21 2011
Nipper Gets A New Spec For Tech Spots

This is the new tech-friendly HMV television ad, which is due to break today (Friday October 21) and will air all weekend. It’s just part of a campaign for its personal technology offering, which takes in both above and below the line activity, ranging from radio and press ads through to in-store activities and window […]

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Bound But Not Gagged

Thursday, October 20 2011
Bound But Not Gagged

“I can normally keep my freebie envy in check,” said our old pal Jez from Name Creative, when we sent him this picture (he kindly made it look nice, cutting it out and taking the background out), “but I WANT ONE OF THOSE BIG TIME!” We’ve sent the picture to a few mates too and […]

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