My Inspiration – Chris Warrington

Monday, December 26 2011
My Inspiration – Chris Warrington

It’s been a while, but this week we herald the return of our My Inspiration, in which senior industry figures talk about the films that inspired them to join our industry, or proved pivotal in their careers. And this is one of the best we’ve had, from our old pal Chris Warrington. For those that […]

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The Week In Screenings Part XXXIX

Tuesday, December 20 2011
The Week In Screenings Part  XXXIX

In his weekly round-up that takes in the obvious and the obscure at multiplexes, screening rooms and rooms above pubs, our regular screening correspondent Alex Kidd has taken in one of the winter’s biggest blockbusters, a rarely seen seasonal treat and even seen The Raygun’s Tim Murray hosting a panel at the BFI Southbank. Here’s […]

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Making A Killing

Monday, December 19 2011
Making A Killing

With plenty of titles already out and few new releases hitting the shelves on the Monday before Christmas, it was a strange week for coverage for home entertainment titles, as our regular round-up of reviews illustrates. Practically the only title released on December 19 was The Killing II (Arrow), and given journalists’ love of the […]

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Where No Man Has Gone Before…

Thursday, December 15 2011
Where No Man Has Gone Before…

This is set to be one of 2012’s superior horror releases… Urban Explorers offers up a unique take on the serial killer flick. This truly international production is based in Germany, in the real-life setting of the numerous underground tunnels that run under the streets of Berlin.  A group of thrill-seeking tourists set off on […]

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The Ultra Way Forward…

Wednesday, December 14 2011
The Ultra Way Forward…

Some 14 years or more ago, this writer was sat in a small room, similar to the one I’m in right now, in an office overlooking part of London. At the back end of 1997 or in early 1998, I was in Warner’s old Wardour Street headquarters; in 2011 I’m in a PR company’s impressive […]

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The Week In Screenings Part XXXVIII

Wednesday, December 14 2011
The Week In Screenings Part XXXVIII

I’d been really intrigued by This Must Be The Place since seeing the first still, its star Sean Penn unrecognisable underneath layers of Gothic trappings, big black hair, eyeliner, completely dressed in black, it’s a surprising image and certainly intrigued me as to what the film was actually about and how Penn would be in […]

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Taking The Rise…

Tuesday, December 13 2011
Taking The Rise…

Another  hugely busy week in newspapers and magazines in terms of their DVD and Blu-ray reviews, as our weekly round-up of home entertainment coverage in the press shows. This Monday saw a strong batch of film blockbusters released, and there were still a smattering of interviews with stand-up comics and assorted special interest stars, throw […]

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10 Things We Learned From The Industry Trust AGM

Friday, December 9 2011
10 Things We Learned From The Industry Trust AGM

Here are the 10 key points we picked up on from the Industry Trust For IP Awareness’ recent AGM. The event, put together by the cross-industry group which aims to promote the benefits, looked at its work over the past 12 months, such as the Moments Worth Paying For campaign (left), as well as, through […]

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The Week In Screenings Part XXXVII

Monday, December 5 2011
The Week In Screenings Part XXXVII

Our man Alex Kidd has found things quietening down a bit, but still has a couple of cracking events to report on. Here’s his week in screenings… A bit of a slow week for screenings this time around, coupled with the fact that I’d already seen most of this week’s cinema releases means it’s a […]

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Hallow, Hallow, He’s Back Again

Monday, December 5 2011
Hallow, Hallow, He’s Back Again

The Friday release of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows marked the first time since we’ve been doing this regular weekly update of coverage of DVD and Blu-ray releases that a major release has come out on a Friday, rather than the usual Monday. What we did notice it did was give the blockbuster final […]

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Kung Po Noodles

Thursday, December 1 2011
Kung Po Noodles

More ace pictures from recent DVD launches… Here’s Po from Kung Fu Panda (or, more pertinently for this shoot, Kung Fu Panda 2, showing off with staff from Leong’s Legends in London’s after successfully completing a world record attempt for the longest line of bowls of noodles. The team, including Paramount’s Barney Hands, pictured here […]

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Keep On Truckin’

Thursday, December 1 2011
Keep On Truckin’

We love this picture, it’s a truly outstanding shot to help promote Paramount’s Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, out this week.  It’s Tesco HGV driver Paul Tremaine, of Chelmsford, standing proudly next to his specially decorated, or rather pimped, to use the modern vernacular, Tesco lorry, aka Tescoptimus Prime, used to ferry DVDs and Blu-rays […]

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McQueen For A Day

Thursday, December 1 2011
McQueen For A Day

There was a traffic jam’s worth of activity for Disney’s launch of its latest Pixar film Cars 2, the sequel to the bestselling animated tale of the exploits of Lightning McQueen and is vehicular buddies.  The automobile activity kicked off with an event down in deepest, darkest south east London (well, Charlton, actually) and saw […]

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Revving It Up

Thursday, December 1 2011
Revving It Up

Scores of vicars took to the streets of London last week to promote the release of Rev, the sitcom from 2 entertain.  The flash mob-style activity took place both in and around HMV’s flagship London store, with the 30-strong group of reverends (what’s the collective name for them… a church? a flock? a congregation?) turning […]

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Soothing The Savage Beast…

Thursday, December 1 2011
Soothing The Savage Beast…

Footballer turned radio pundit – and Strictly Come Dancing star – Robbie Savage went back to one of his old haunts, round Derby way, to launch his first bloopers DVD, Football Howlers, released by Revolver.  Robbie, pictured here at the signing and with Revolver’s Dan Gilson, turned up at Asda in Derby, the hometown of […]

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