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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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Julian Casablancas gives us a new reason to ignore him

Julian Casablancas gives us a new reason to ignore him

So, there’s a new Strokes album out called Angles. I listened to the whole thing when it was streaming on their official site and my initial reaction was one of total indifference. After hearing the single a few times on commercial radio, my opinion has only worsened. The Strokes are a band you either love or hate, and while it would […]

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The mutants fight back in yet another X-Men trailer

The mutants fight back in yet another X-Men trailer

A lot of people are apprehensive about X-Men: First Class. Could it really be as bad as Last Stand and Wolverine? With Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) directing, I’m going to remain cautiously optimistic. The retro 60’s style – incorporating the Cuban missile crisis – certainly adds an interesting flavour to the film, and it boasts a couple of great actors in James McAvoy […]

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The Governator returns to the Terminator, and Bill & Ted break out of development hell

The Governator returns to the Terminator, and Bill & Ted break out of development hell

Sorry if that headline misleads you. No, the Wild Stallyns will not be battling Cyberdyne’s killing machines on-screen, but both 80’s franchises are being resurrected. Although, it would be pretty funny to see that time-travelling phone box (sorry Dr. Who) land in post-apocalyptic LA. Come to think of it, there were evil robots in Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. But maybe I’m over-thinking it. First, breaking […]

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UPDATED: Scream no more?

UPDATED: Scream no more?

UPDATE (18/05/11): Contrary to earlier reports, Harvey Weinstein seems to be happy carrying on with the Scream franchise, despite the fourth film’s under-performance at the US box office. According to JoBlo, the film is currently on track to make $110 million internationally (not too shabby considering the $40m budget). He’s also quoted as saying: “I’m sure [director Wes Craven is] going to do […]

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Avengers…Assemble!

Avengers…Assemble!

Mere days after the release of Thor, an instant Squabble Box favourite, comes word that Marvel Studio’s greatly anticipated superhero free-for-all The Avengers has finally started principle photography. It that doesn’t make you want to high-five the nearest nerd, there’s no helping you. There is nothing for you here. To say I’m excited about this movie is a rather huge understatement. […]

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REVIEW: Thor (2011)

REVIEW: Thor (2011)

Holy shit! Thor is epic stuff, make no mistake about it. Marvel Studio’s latest building block toward The Avengers is a true sight to behold and a fitting first chapter in the mighty Thor’s cinematic adventures. It leaps between worlds, features a giant robot blasting things into oblivion and a cameo or two that will get fan-boys even more pumped for next […]

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A-ha! Alan Partridge signs off on Radio Norwich and hits the big screen

A-ha! Alan Partridge signs off on Radio Norwich and hits the big screen

In a recent interview with The Playlist, Steve Coogan revealed that the long-awaited, much fan-requested Alan Partridge movie is finally enterting production. Coogan was out promoting The Trip, his recent and much-lauded telly hit with Rob Brydon, which is being shown during the Tribeca Film Festival. The Knowing Me, Knowing You star had this to say about his most famous creation hitting cinemas: […]

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Max Payne 3, not Max Payn3…

Max Payne 3, not Max Payn3…

Cast your memories back to 2001. I was still in secondary school but this marked a very important moment for me – it was the first time I ever built my own computer, a computer that was all mine! Back then this was a big deal, but what was an even bigger deal were the games I received on that […]

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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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