Adult Reading Material

Thursday, June 28 2012
Adult Reading Material

There were no blockbuster releases – not at the scale of the previous week’s The Woman In Black – for journalists to get their teeth stuck into over the past week, as our regular round-up of DVD and Blu-ray coverage shows. But a few sizeable releases, notably Young Adult, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and […]

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The Week In Screenings Part LV

Tuesday, June 26 2012
The Week In Screenings Part LV

A brace of films for our regular screening correspondent Alex Kidd to report on this week, one advance screening, the other a just-released theatrical biggie. Here’s his thoughts in his latest missive, as well as a trailer for his next night of trailers… First film this week was the horror thriller Chernobyl Diaries, which follows […]

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Sweet And Tender Hooligans

Thursday, June 21 2012
Sweet And Tender Hooligans

It will, come the end of the year, prove to be one of the best limited theatrical platform releases of the year and probably one of its most successful too. We are, of course, referring to The Rise And Fall Of A White Collar Hooligan, the hooligan to credit car fraudster tale due from Momentum […]

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Stop! Hammer Time…

Wednesday, June 20 2012
Stop! Hammer Time…

Two titles dominated the proceedings this week, with the double whammy of The Woman In Black and Carnage appearing in most newspapers DVD review columns, as our weekly round up of home entertainment coverage shows. The Woman In Black cast its spooky shadow over most of the DVD and Blu-ray coverage, and was almost universally […]

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The Week In Screenings Part LIV

Tuesday, June 19 2012
The Week In Screenings Part LIV

From screening room, to multiplex and back again, our regular screening correspondent has seen another batch of current and forthcoming releases and here’s his latest missive from the front line…  This week was a really busy one, five films over five nights, which always makes the week go very quickly, though two of the films […]

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Know The Ledge

Monday, June 18 2012
Know The Ledge

A miserable so-called summer morning in London’s Leicester Square. You’re on the daily trudge to work, still trying to wake up properly and shake off the hangover you’ve got after watching England in the Euro 2012 football tournament the night before. And suddenly, it starts raining five pound notes from the sky. Literally. You rub […]

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On The Firm

Monday, June 18 2012
On The Firm

The Rise And Fall Of A  White Collar Hooligan arriving in July (see trailer below) could, it be argued, mark the next stage in development of the homegrown, DTV-style British flick. For while it contains the requisite elements needed for this kind of outing – not least in its title – it is, both Momentum, […]

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Postcards From Cannes 2012…

Monday, June 18 2012
Postcards From Cannes 2012…

Every year we ask a few attendees at the annual festival cum market cum beano that is the Cannes Film Festival to give us some to send us their imaginary postcards from the event. And here’s the first batch from this year’s events, including comments from writers, PR mavens, design agencies and distributors and labels… […]

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Lemon Aid For The Trust

Friday, June 15 2012
Lemon Aid For The Trust

The award-winning Induistry Trust For IP Awareness’ ongoing Moments Worth Paying For has further champions in the shape of one of the UK’s leading operators and one of its future film stars, one who’s already a television personality but who’s making his big-screen feature debut this summer. Yes, the Industry Trust has teamed up with […]

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Welcome To The Pleasure Drome

Friday, June 15 2012
Welcome To The Pleasure Drome

With Father’s Day almost upon us, and with a raft of promotions in stores and online, it’s worth pulling out at least one title that should have any industry veteran, old horror fan or VHS devotee, positively drooling over. At one end of the spectrum, HMV has scored The Muppets as coming out tops as […]

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Green With Envy

Wednesday, June 13 2012
Green With Envy

With their place already firmly sealed in popular culture and with assorted critics already fawning over its theatrical release, The Muppets was guaranteed to get coverage on its home entertainment release. And, as our weekly round-up of press and PR coverage for home entertainment releases shows, it certainly achieved that. Disney has breathed new life […]

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The Week In Screenings Part LIII

Tuesday, June 12 2012
The Week In Screenings Part  LIII

He’s still on a high from Prometheus, but our regular screening correspondent Alex Kidd has still managed to take in a fair few flicks over the past week, ranging from documentaries about obscure singer songwriters from the 1960s, through to some of the current biggies. Here’s his latest missive from the frontline of London’s screening […]

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Give It Some Wallop…

Monday, June 11 2012
Give It Some Wallop…

This, noted celebrated writer and bon viveur Robin Turner (one of the driving forces behind the excellent Caught By The River website and its assorted offshoots), is a vision of what pubs used to be like… Speaking at the launch of Roll Out The Barrel, the latest archive collection of odds and sods from the […]

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On The Box

Thursday, June 7 2012
On The Box

Another week, another box set feature… In recent weeks, both the Mail On Sunday’s You magazine and the Daily Telegraph have trotted out extensive features on TV on DVD, box sets and how they’ve changed the writers’ respective lives, loves, family activities and more. It’s as if the writers have just discovered TV on DVD […]

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The Week In Screenings Part LII

Wednesday, June 6 2012
The Week In Screenings Part LII

The week started off with an event I’d been really looking forward to, the launch of the new Scala season, this time around it’s called Scala Beyond. The legendary Scala cinema, located in Kings Cross through the 70s and 80s, inspired a brilliant film season across London last year in the shape of the Scala […]

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