Way In, Anchor

Sunday, April 27 2014
Way In, Anchor

For someone raised on B-movies, with a love of rockabilly and the writing of the likes of Joe Bob Briggs and Danny Peary, it’s somewhat surprising that it took until as recently as last week (April 16, to be precise) to get round to actually going to a drive-in cinema. Equally surprising was the location. […]

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The Con Is On

Friday, November 2 2012
The Con Is On

The recent Star Trek convention, Destination Star Trek, was momentous for a number of reasons. As much of the mainstream press coverage for the event, held at the Excel centre in east London, noted, it marked the first time all the different Trek captains were seen together on stage for the first time, but there […]

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“Snakes? I Hate Snakes…”

Wednesday, October 17 2012
“Snakes? I Hate Snakes…”

Anyone suffering from ophidiophobia – an irrational fear of snakes – or arachnophobia (spiders, sin case you haven’t seen the family creature feature of the same name), was best advised to avoid HMV’s flagship Oxford Street store in the  run up to the launch of Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures. For to mark the first […]

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Next Genned Up

Friday, July 13 2012
Next Genned Up

Here’s the victorious team at the quiz organised by Paramount and its agency Eulogy! to mark the Blu-ray bow for the complete first series of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray… The team, made up of Trek experts (Trexperts?) including former video trade press editor Toby Weidmann, also an ex-editor at Star Trek magazine, […]

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Taking Out The Litter

Wednesday, April 18 2012
Taking Out The Litter

Some might say that the Internet is driven by, ahem, adult entertainment, but for many others, one of the main reasons for going online is to look at pictures of cats doing daft things. Sadly, we haven’t been able to readily cash in on this phenomenon (there’s more of the former than the latter round […]

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Making Lots Of Lolly

Thursday, March 15 2012
Making Lots Of Lolly

The first major film excursion for Tintin, the Belgian reporter and amateur detective whose adventures have excited generations for almost 100 years, is set to arrive on DVD and Blu-ray SKUs (we hear the 3D BD is pretty much a game-changer for the fledgling format and one of the best 3D titles this far) arrives […]

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Paranormal, Paralytic

Thursday, March 1 2012
Paranormal, Paralytic

When the second Paranormal Activity was released, Paramount’s agency Eulogy! sent out a large Moses basket to assorted journalists to promote the film, tying in neatly with the sequel to what has proved to be one of the most profitable horror franchises ever (the low costs of the found footage-style films have helped them make […]

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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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Stop! Hammer Time!

Thursday, September 29 2011
Stop! Hammer Time!

We were sent this freebie a week or two ago, but to be honest with you, we’ve been so busy playing with it, running around Raygun towers, firing missiles and making thunder noises with it, that we haven’t had time to post it up yet.  But Paramount’s release of Thor on a multitude of SKUs […]

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A Marvelous Sight

Friday, September 9 2011
A Marvelous Sight

Apologies for the rather cheap headline, but we were doing our utmost to avoid using some kind of Thor-based pun (Sight For Thor Eyes etc)  for this piece as, since the film version of the Marvel legend appeared at cinemas early in the summer, we’ve overdosed on headlines that play on the fact that the […]

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Then I Saw Their Faces, Now I’m A Belieber

Wednesday, August 3 2011
Then I Saw Their Faces, Now I’m A Belieber

Thousands of Justin Bieber fans, better known as Beliebers, line up outside HMV’s flagship 150 Oxford Street store to mark the launch of Paramount’s Bieber feature, Never Say Never. The event gave diehard fans the chance to buy the DVD and Blu-ray title a day before its official release, there were prizes galore, karaoke and, […]

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Saddle Up

Wednesday, June 15 2011
Saddle Up

“Clean up in aisle three.” Now here’s something you don’t see every day: a cowboy on a horse in the middle of Sainsbury’s. Of course it wasn’t there to stock up on hay – in Hayes, no less –  but the horse, and his faithful cowboy companion, rode into the wild, wild west (well, the […]

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True Gift

Wednesday, June 15 2011
True Gift

“Will you be at home today?” Paramount’s PR agency Eulogy asked us last week, while we were working away at the weekly Raygun newsletter. “We’ve got a delivery coming your way.” And then this package, pictured left, turned up, to mark the release of the studio’s excellent Coen Brothers take on Western classic True Grit, […]

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Home On The Rango

Tuesday, March 15 2011
Home On The Rango

Paramount’s big screenings for its family theatrical releases really are excellent affairs; last year we had a hugely enjoyable time at the Paramount-distributed DreamWorks title Megamind and this year it was for Paramount’s homegrown computer animated family feature, the Johnny Depp voiced Rango. The film itself is great fun, with enough Chinatown and Fear And […]

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