A Day With The Doctor

Wednesday, November 30 2011
A Day With The Doctor

“It’s one of the things we look forward to most,” says Matt Smith, aka Doctor Who. What’s he talking about? He’s addressing a Q&A session in the middle of the new Westfield Stratford City shopping centre, alongside his colleagues Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill, Amy and Rory respectively. Hundreds of fans are lining the centre, […]

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Mildred Cooks Up A Storm

Wednesday, November 30 2011
Mildred Cooks Up A Storm

Another week, another bumper crop of releases and another weighty amount of reviews covering DVD and Blu-ray releases. And in addition to that, as we’ve noted in previous weeks in our weekly round-up of press coverage for home entertainment, there was lots of other material beyond this too. So plenty of interviews with stand-up comics […]

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The Week In Screenings Part XXXVI

Tuesday, November 29 2011
The Week In Screenings Part XXXVI

In his latest report on a week’s worth of film watching, our correspondent Alex Kidd raves about a brace of wildly different films and tries to work out why the trailer for another gave away the first third of the film… Not the busiest week for screenings this time around, but there’s plenty at the […]

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Top 10 HBO Greatest Moments

Friday, November 25 2011
Top 10 HBO Greatest Moments

To tie in with our HBO special edition of the newsletter, we thought we’d celebrate the best of the company so far… So we put our heads together with staffers at HBO’s UK home enetertainment arm to come up with our 10 favourite moments from HBO programmes… 1. The Last Ever Scene Of The Sopranos… […]

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Top 10 Bestselling HBO Shows On DVD

Thursday, November 24 2011
Top 10 Bestselling HBO Shows On DVD

To mark our special HBO-themed Raygun newsletter, which looks more at the future of the company and its ongoing series, we thought it was worth looking at the TV giant’s hugely impressive track record, so here with the help of HBO,  we’ve pulled together a list of the 10 bestselling shows from the company in […]

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Standing Up For Themselves

Wednesday, November 23 2011
Standing Up For Themselves

Comedy is the new rock ‘n’ roll, as the old cliché goes (it was one of the first “new” things as the phrase gained credence some 20 or so years ago), and if you needed any proof that the old saying still stands up, then have a look  at the past week’s newspapers. As our […]

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Netflix’s Top 10 Most Rented Films Of All Time

Wednesday, November 23 2011
Netflix’s Top 10 Most Rented Films Of All Time

It boasts almost 24 million subscribers in the US,  and now it’s on its way to the UK. So it’s as good a time as any to look at the 10 most popular films in subscription operator Netflix’s 12 year history. Incidentally, it also earned the company some good PR too, particularly online, with bloggers and […]

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The Week In Screenings Part XXXV

Tuesday, November 22 2011
The Week In Screenings Part XXXV

Our regular screening correspondent Alex Kidd has been on a revival kick this week, seeing one 1980s blockbuster and one lesser known flick from the same era, as well as seeing the biggest opening film of this week. Here’s his thoughts in his latest missive from the screening rooms and multiplexes… I had a bit […]

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All The Fun Of The Festival

Thursday, November 17 2011
All The Fun Of The Festival

It’s one of the key events in the British film calendar, one that gives a platform to scores of films, from the mainstream to the wilfully obscure. As the curtain has gone down on another London Film Festival event and the industry has had time to reflect, we canvassed opinion from journalists, writers, bloggers, distributors […]

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Rentals Measured By The Pound…

Wednesday, November 16 2011
Rentals Measured By The Pound…

Gerry Butler is a happy man. The Blockbuster supremo has just fired the rental giant’s first shots in a war for the hearts and minds of UK consumers – and crucially renters – that will see Blockbuster, which used to be dubbed the Big Blue by the trade press, taking on competitors such as LOVEFiLM […]

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The Week In Screenings Part XXXIV

Wednesday, November 16 2011
The Week In Screenings Part XXXIV

Our regular screening correspondent Alex Kidd has gone from the sublime to the ridiculous and back again over the past seven days in his never-ending trawl of blockbusters and obscure films among the screening rooms and multiplexes of London. Here’s his latest missive from the front line… Like a lot of people, the 1982 version […]

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Maid For Coverage

Monday, November 14 2011
Maid For Coverage

It was a week when all the big comedy stars came out to play and one in which a big comedy film stood out ahead of the others, as our weekly round up of newspaper and magazine coverage of DVD and Blu-ray releases shows. The fact that this column is a good few hundred words […]

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Back To The Grindhouse

Friday, November 11 2011
Back To The Grindhouse

The film charting the history of the video nasty, Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide, is one of the finest homegrown documentaries of recent years; its creators, Marc Morris and Jake West, are as knowledgeable as anyone in or around our business as to the history of the exploitation film.  While Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide […]

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Howling At The Moon

Friday, November 11 2011
Howling At The Moon

It’s rare that a film that hasn’t even confirmed a UK distributor yet has garnered such interest from either the horror cognoscenti or more mainstream publications, but that’s just what’s happened to Strippers Vs Werewolves. The film is the latest from the UK production outfit Black And Blue which has a knack for picking films […]

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New DVD-friendly Inbetweeners Trailer

Thursday, November 10 2011
New DVD-friendly Inbetweeners Trailer

This link to a trailer we’ve embedded here landed in our inbox just as we were finishing all our special coverage for The Inbetweeners Movie, including a special edition of The Raygun newsletter and all the content you can see here on our website. It’s a specially adapted trailer for the film, with added DVD […]

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