Bad Meaning Good

Friday, November 29 2013
Bad Meaning Good

It was a case of reviews, reviews everywhere, with papers lining up to cover current releases as well as interviews with comedy stars and the beginning of gift guides taking in physical titles, as our weekly round up of press coverage for home entertainment releases shows. Top of the pile was Breaking Bad, further proving […]

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If Paradiso Is Half As Nice…

Thursday, November 28 2013
If Paradiso Is Half As Nice…

Normally the phrase pop-up cinema is enough to strike fear into anyone’s hearts. It’s the preserve of cramped, uncomfortable venues, crammed to the rafters rake in as much cash as possible, with poor projection and even worse sound; they’re also the last refuge of corporate clients trying to make their product seem cool. This, however, […]

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Do The Wright Thing

Thursday, November 28 2013
Do The Wright Thing

Vote Labour. There you go, as a journalist whose father was a politician and whose family has long been involved in politics, I’ve always had a hankering to write those two words and see them written down, in black and white. But following shadow business minister Iain Wright’s speech and Q&A at the BVA AGM, […]

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Start Me Up

Tuesday, November 26 2013
Start Me Up

Who would be an independent label releasing classic films in the high definition era? There may be a wealth of movies out there crying out for restorations, high definition transfers and proper releases replete with supporting information and gorgeous packaging, but it’s a hugely costly enterprise. Blu-ray is more expensive than its disc-based predecessor for […]

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Logan’s Run

Monday, November 25 2013
Logan’s Run

Walking through Oxford Circus tube station ahead of the release of The Wolverine was a claw-raising experience, as Fox took over great swathes of the London underground station to promote the release of the latest adventure of the most popular of the X-Men. And, as you can see from the pictures here, it really was […]

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The Week In Video Part XXXIX

Thursday, November 21 2013
The Week In Video Part XXXIX

Hectic schedules recently mean that although our viewing hasn’t waned, our reports have. So we welcome back The Week In Video column, back with a vengeance, and also say hello again to Danny Dyer, for whom vengeance is also the operative word… We Steal Secrets (Universal) is a film about Wikileaks and its hugely controversial […]

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Claws Out For The Wolverine

Thursday, November 21 2013
Claws Out For The Wolverine

The big guns – or rather claws – were out this weekend as The Wolverine, aka Hugh Jackman, slashed his way on to DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats. And, as our weekly round-up of press coverage of home entertainment releases in the national press shows, it may not have been universally well received, but the […]

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Comedy Is Dead. Long Live Comedy…

Friday, November 15 2013
Comedy Is Dead. Long Live Comedy…

The stand-up comedy market is one of the UK video industry’s finest achievements. It was a homegrown phenomenon, one that labels and suppliers in the US look at enviously, while for comedians, it has helped push them out of pokey clubs and into arenas. But after a seemingly inexorable rise, last year saw the market […]

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Gat’s The Way To Do It

Friday, November 15 2013
Gat’s The Way To Do It

It was a one two for Warner this week, with its two biggies, Pacific Rim and The Great Gatsby, getting equal coverage and review space, as our weekly round up of Blu-ray and DVD reviews shows. The pair were released alongside each other and wherever one appeared, there was its unlikely partner. Surprisingly, they overshadowed […]

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Some People Are On The Pitch

Monday, November 11 2013
Some People Are On The Pitch

Ext. Regents Park, London. Day Fade in Open on a grey, rainy morning in a damp London park. A lone man walks along the pathway huddled against the onset of the English winter. This is THOM LEAMAN (thirty-ish, tall, impossibly handsome). Suddenly an imposing building looms out of the fog – this is the Regents […]

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Care In The Community

Monday, November 11 2013
Care In The Community

As the first series of his latest TV outing – and the one he says he’s more proud of than any other – arrives in stores, comic and multi-hyphenate Ricky Gervais is putting his full weight behind Derek. The programme, set in and around a care home and focusing on the titular star, played by […]

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Mad For It

Monday, November 11 2013
Mad For It

Mad Men may have reached its sixth series, or season, to use the US vernacular, but the interest from journalists in this programme, as with most other American TV imports, is showing no sign of waning, as our weekly round up of press coverage for DDVD and Blu-ray releases shows. The AMC series, released by […]

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