Those BASE Awards nominations in full…

Monday, April 25 2016
Those BASE Awards nominations in full…

It’s the first year for the new incarnation of the industry’s premier awards event, as the name change for the trade body formally known as the BVA means that they ceremony and evening is now being held under the banner of the BASE Awards, and, after a day’s judging event, the full shortlist has now […]

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Jurassic World In Numbers

Thursday, October 29 2015
Jurassic World In Numbers

With its week one now firmly under its belt, Universal is planning to keep the latest Jurassic era going right through until Christmas. And here’s what it’s done so far and some of the plans for the next few weeks, as well as looking at some of the in-store implementation of its own take on […]

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Legends In The Making

Thursday, August 20 2015
Legends In The Making

The hmv Football Extravaganza, the retailer-sponsored fundraiser, has been an event on the entire entertainment business’ calendar in the UK for 20 years now. Ahead of this year’s event, which honours David Beckham with the coveted Legend award on September 1, we thought we’d ask a few key figures and regular attendees for their favourite […]

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The Game’s Afoot

Friday, June 19 2015
The Game’s Afoot

It’s been a big week or two for Game Of Thrones. June 11 saw HBO pick up Marketing Campaign Of The Year For Television at the BVA Awards for its work on the third season of the sword and sandals epic. A few days later, the fifth series of the hugely popular programme, which consistently […]

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King For A Day

Monday, June 1 2015
King For A Day

Fox marked the recent exclusive digital window release of comic book adaptation Kingsman: The Secret Service by fitting up assorted journalists, writers and media types. The major hosted an event in London’s most prestigious gentlemen’s address, Savile Row, London W1, with the man behind the props, David Cheesman, and one of the actioner’s stars, Taron […]

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An Epic Tale

Thursday, January 30 2014
An Epic Tale

“Immersion is not enough, you think you know everything, then discover you’re miles off. I discovered things about it bit by bit. There’s things I’ve discovered about it here today by reading the DVD notes.” So says composer Simon Fisher Turner, the composer behind the brand new score for The Epic Of Everest, the latest […]

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A Dog’s Life

Tuesday, December 17 2013
A Dog’s Life

“Never work with children and animals,” the old showbusiness saying says, but the brave souls at Signature Entertainment took on both when the indie hosted a special seasonal screening of its Yuletide release, 12 Dogs of Christmas 2. For it invited along scores of media representatives and their children, ourselves at The Raygun included, to […]

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Making The Big Time

Monday, August 5 2013
Making The Big Time

You’ve got to feel sorry for Dave Calhoun, film editor at Time Out and host of a Q&A session with Belfast punk supremo Terri Hooley, the man whose life story is covered in Good Vibrations. Calhoun is meant to be asking questions of the great man, but he can barely get a word in edgeways. […]

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Making Con-tact

Monday, July 29 2013
Making Con-tact

In recent years, the San Diego Comic Con has become the place to be for genre enthusiasts, devotees, nerds and ubergeeks everywhere. Not only has it grown in size and stature, but it has also grown in influence, as distributors, producers and studios have increasingly used it to launch product. Members of the UK industry […]

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First In Line For The Throne

Monday, July 22 2013
First In Line For The Throne

It was, in terms of its size and profile, arguably blinkbox’s biggest release yet – the debut of the much-talked about Game Of Thrones Season 3 on the video on demand service. This latest season, complete with the huge shocking episode that became the talk of the Internet when it aired on both sides of […]

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Chain Reaction

Tuesday, May 28 2013
Chain Reaction

A seemingly abandoned warehouse. Long, dark corridors and stairways. Blood on the floor. Severed body parts. A victim screaming. A chainsaw exploding in to life. A masked maniac, clad in a butcher’s apron… It’s all the ingredients for a horror film, right? Well, yes. It sounds like something from Texas Chainsaw Massacre. And for those […]

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Mob Rules

Monday, May 20 2013
Mob Rules

A group of commuters at one of the country’s biggest train stations spontaneously burst into song… Buskers clad in French revolutionary-era peasant garb start belting out songs from a musical… Meanwhile, in stores around the country, HMV staff and their customers also join in the singalong fun… All these happeningswere linked to the event-sized launch […]

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The Hobbit: Filling More Gollum Inches

Monday, April 15 2013
The Hobbit: Filling More Gollum Inches

With sales expected to top the 1 million mark in its first week, the arrival of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Warner’s big release for the first part of 2013, was another big seller for the first half of the year. It didn’t quite make the Skyfall numbers, but it still made for a hugely […]

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Keeping The Wolves From The Door

Thursday, March 14 2013
Keeping The Wolves From The Door

Another week, another event release and many in the video industry should have their hearts warmed by seeing at least one of these pictures – eager punters snapping up a new release on a Monday in an HMV outlet. March 11 saw the release of the final part of The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Part […]

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Blue Sky Thinking

Wednesday, February 27 2013
Blue Sky Thinking

It’s all over bar the counting, as Fox readies a statement on the success of week one sales of Skyfall, one thing is certain: the launch of the newest and most successful 007 ever was one befitting of the UK’s highest grossing box office film of all time. Where Bond excelled with Skyfall was in […]

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