Keeping It Real

Tuesday, May 1 2012
Keeping It Real

Scream as dinosaurs run free outside Buckingham Palace… Flee in terror as a giant ape climbs up the side of Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square… Stand open-mouthed as a futuristic De Lorean car quite literally flies past Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament… These may seem like scenes from sequels to blockbuster films such […]

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The World Is Yours…

Monday, March 5 2012
The World Is Yours…

There’s nothing like getting a new look to mark a birthday or momentous occasion in your life, and that’s just what Universal has done to help celebrate its landmark 100th anniversary this year. The studio has given itself a makeover to help kick off its birthday celebrations, which are continuing throughout 2012. It’ll be featured […]

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A House Fit For Every Home…

Monday, September 26 2011
A House Fit For Every Home…

It’s hard to believe that House is now up to its seventh season, and as the massive rating American show arrives that that impressive figure, Universal Playback has created this unique viral for one of its key franchises.  The viral celebrates the seven elements that have helped make the Hugh Laurie starring show more than […]

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Hero Product

Wednesday, August 3 2011
Hero Product

With superheroes all the rage at cinemas this year, before heading into stores, as the crop of Marvel, DC and other characters make their way onto shelves throughout Q4, what better time for a clued up retailer or distributor to pull together drafting ideas and initiatives for existing comic book titles. There’s been plenty of […]

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A Frosty Reception

Wednesday, June 15 2011
A Frosty Reception

Best pals Simon Pegg and Nick Frost understand what makes fans tick, they are, after all, the ultimate fan boys turned film stars themselves.  And when it comes to supporting a release the duo, who had become best pals before hitting paydirt with Spaced and, later, films such as Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz […]

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A Funny Story…

Thursday, June 9 2011
A Funny Story…

Don’t put your daughter on the stage, as Noel Coward once said. But, when our old pal and sometime Raygun contributor Ian Gilchrist told us his son Keir was starring in this week’s Universal release It’s Kind Of A Funny Story (he’s pictured, left, with Zach Galifianakis, we wondered how he responded. And, as an […]

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Scarred For Life

Wednesday, March 30 2011
Scarred For Life

“Can’t you stop saying fuck all the time?” says Elvira, played by Michelle Pfeiffer, in seminal gangster film Scarface. That line is one of the best (and certainly one that was highlighted by many upmarket reviewers when the film received less than rave notices on its original theatrical release 18 years or so ago) from […]

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Despicable Reviews (On DVD And Gru-Ray)

Monday, February 21 2011
Despicable Reviews (On DVD And Gru-Ray)

Last week’s most reviewed title, The Social Network, picked up another slew of reviews from the national press. It was not just the most reviewed either, it’s rare to see a film so universally acclaimed. But, as our weekly round-up of the week and weekend home entertainment reviews in national newspapers shows, there was another […]

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Countdown To Success

Wednesday, October 6 2010
Countdown To Success

For someone who only came to writing and directing after setting out on the path to acting and deciding no-one was making the kind of films he wanted to see, Noel Clarke has made a pretty good job of it. With a clutch of hugely successful films under his belt, Clarke has set the template […]

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A World Of Goodies

Thursday, July 22 2010
A World Of Goodies

Well, you could argue this is more than just a world of goodies, it’s a universe of them. This package was handed over to us at the end of Universal’s mammoth Q4 presentation, and the goodie bag highlighted the diverse range of products on offer from the Universal stable in Q4 2010. So there’s a […]

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Let’s Hear It For The Boy

Friday, May 21 2010
Let’s Hear It For The Boy

It was one of the most talked about TV programmes of the week and now Universal Playback has unveiled its release strategy for the thoroughly entertaining Boy George docudrama Worried About The Boy. The feature length programme, which aired on Sunday night on BBC2, drawing an impressive 2 million plus viewers, charts the early days […]

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