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James Franco To Direct Movie Telling The Story Of ‘The Room’

by Michael Doddon 08/02/2014
Legendary so-bad-it’s-good film The Room is to be the focus of a new movie directed by Oscar-nominated actor/director James Franco. Since a very limited release in 2003 Tommy Wiseau’s opus has become one of the most oft-quoted cult movies of the last decade. Many big Hollywood names have proclaimed themselves fans of the movie including Alec Baldwin, […]

Big Batman VS Superman Casting News!

by Michael Doddon 31/01/2014
Heisenberg is out, Eisenberg is in! That’s right Jesse Eisenberg has been cast as Lex Luthor in the upcoming Batman VS Superman from Warner Bros. This puts months of speculation to an end but now opens up the floor for debate about how the Oscar-nominated Social Network star will do in a role quite unlike any he has ever […]

Academy Award Nominations 2014

by Michael Doddon 16/01/2014
The contenders in one of the most open Oscar races in years were announced today, with science fiction spectacular Gravity and crime caper American Hustle leading the pack with ten nominations each.  Both films are up for Best Picture alongside powerful historical epic 12 Years A Slave, which is hotly tipped by many critics to walk away with the lions […]

BBFC To Implement New Ratings Guidelines

by Michael Doddon 13/01/2014
The body responsible for classifying films for cinema and home release in the United Kingdom is to implement changes to the guidelines for rating movies by February 24th. This is to be done in accordance with the results of a survey of 10,000 members of the public including teenagers and their parents.  Highlighted areas of […]

Quentin Tarantino’s New Western: Title Revealed

by Michael Doddon 12/01/2014
Following the success of Django Unchained last year Quentin Tarantino has announced that his next project will be another Western entitled The Hateful Eight.  Multiple media outlets are reporting that Tarantino has finished a screenplay for the project, which he first announced would be another Western during an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno in November.  […]

Free Film Friday – His Girl Friday

by Michael Doddon 10/01/2014
Ah, that satisfying moment when the title of the film and the title of the blog sync up a little. Hello everybody and welcome back to Free Film Friday, your weekly exploration of the public domain. When you’ve had a long, hard week, I hope you can find some relief in a slice of cinema […]

A Decade of the Walking Dead

by Michael Doddon 29/12/2013
I’ve been away for a while and I wanted to write something celebratory for New Year’s. Something which would round off the year 2013 nicely, and also allow me a triumphant return to the joys of writing for this great site, something which I have been unfortunately unable to do as much as I have […]

The Day of the Doctor – Review

by Michael Doddon 24/11/2013
There will be some disagreement with this point of view, but to me it has felt like this day has taken forever to come. Ever since we discovered that the secret the Doctor has been taking such extreme measures to lock away was not his real name but a hidden incarnation who renounced the title […]

Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor: A Retrospective

by Michael Doddon 24/11/2013
My obsession with Doctor Who began at the turn of the millennium when the BBC were busy dedicating whole nights to their greatest ever shows like Monty Python and Fawlty Towers. I think the idea was as much to expose this kind of genius to a younger generation as it was to celebrate the past century […]

Monty Python Reunion: Press Conference Recap

by Michael Doddon 21/11/2013
Today in London the five surviving members of Monty Python gave the world all the details on their reunion plans. The biggest news is that rather than a tour the reunion will consist of a one-off show at the O2 Arena in London on July 1st, though the group has refused to rule out the […]