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Radiohead bring The King of Limbs to the BBC

Radiohead bring The King of Limbs to the BBC

The King of Limbs, like any recent Radiohead album, is a real grower. I’ve had it on constant rotation for the last few weeks and it is a worthy follow-up to In Rainbows. This is a band that many have dismissed as “pretentious” or even “depressing”, but you should ignore such criticism. Few British rock bands are as creative as Radiohead and […]

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THE EDITORIAL: The World of Wrestling “Entertainment”

THE EDITORIAL: The World of Wrestling “Entertainment”

Big Daddy, Giant Haystacks, Hulk Hogan, The Rock, body slams and clotheslines, just a few names and manoeuvres that even the least adherent follower of wrestling would recognise over the last few decades. For those of us in the United Kingdom, older generations in particular will remember wrestling grace television screens on ITV’s the World of Sport programme on a Saturday […]

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THE EDITORIAL: The State of Today’s Television Viewing

THE EDITORIAL: The State of Today’s Television Viewing

The origin behind televisions being widely available in our homes was to increase information and entertainment to the masses over the decades. A platform for informative documentaries to ground-breaking comedy and a place to watch blockbuster films without having to visit the local cinema. However, today’s television content has left me feeling extremely worried and desperate. I like to think […]

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The end of Rock & Chips?

The end of Rock & Chips?

Will the BBC try and flog a dead horse by commissioning a full series of the Only Fools prequel Rock & Chips, despite the recent and unfortunate death of its writer John Sullivan? Such an act would surely be the creative equivalent of grave robbery, but if audience viewing figures are as high as they were last time (7.4 million), […]

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To boldly go…nowhere. Bryan Singer’s Star Trek: Federation

To boldly go…nowhere. Bryan Singer’s Star Trek: Federation

Bryan Singer is a man who likes to attach himself to as many projects as possible, each one getting him further and further away from the respectability of his 1995 classic The Usual Suspects. Here’s one cinema fan still mourning the director’s misjudged Superman Returns, an epic disappointment that cast Singer’s creative capabilities in doubt. Said doubt was only exemplified […]

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RIP Sarah Jane Smith

RIP Sarah Jane Smith

Elisabeth Sladen, the actress who played the companion Sarah Jane Smith in Doctor Who, has died aged 63. Needless to say, this is terrible news and has come as a massive blow to sci-fi fans all over the world, with thousands of tributes pouring out on Twitter, including one from Doctor Who Magazine which said: “With great sadness, DWM must […]

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Wilson to leave House?

Wilson to leave House?

Robert Sean Leonard, the actor who plays the character of Wilson in FOX’s smash hit TV show House, has hinted that he could be leaving. Speaking to TV Line, this is what he said: “This is my last season of House. I’m shooting my last episode now. Contractually this is it. There’s also no deal for House next year because […]

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The Stargate Universe movie bites the dust…along with the franchise?

The Stargate Universe movie bites the dust…along with the franchise?

The success of the Stargate brand has always been a mystery. The original, Roland Emmerich-directed blockbuster possessed some great ideas; some original, some stolen wholesale from Erich von Däniken. It might be flawed but the film remains the highpoint of the franchise. Within that core framework was the potential for a hundred stories…and after a few hundred episodes, crossing three different series, […]

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Game of Thrones makes UK début!

Game of Thrones makes UK début!

Well, it’s bloody arrived… at last. After billboards galore and intriguing teaser trailers – owing to an incessant marketing drive by Rupert Murdoch’s footsoldiers – Game of Thrones finally graces our screens on Sky Atlantic HD in the UK tonight. Set in a fictional medieval-esque world, it features Sean Bean playing a character called Eddard Stark, who looks and sounds […]

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Hanks and HBO summon the Gods

Hanks and HBO summon the Gods

HBO is trying to land the rights to Neil Gaiman’s post-modern fantasy novel American Gods, which seemed to win every award going in 2002. With Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (Band of Brothers) nurturing the project there is a high possibility that the network will get their way. Details are scarce but Gaiman is attached to co-write the pilot script with acclaimed cinematographer Robert Richardson […]

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