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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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RIP John Sullivan

RIP John Sullivan

Sometimes life really likes to pile on the tragedy. A few days after Elisabeth Sladen’s regretful passing comes word that Only Fools & Horses creator John Sullivan has died aged 64, following a brief and unspecified illness. Few writers of British comedy are as legendary as Sullivan, who wrote every episode of Only Fools from 1981 to 2003. Throughout its run, […]

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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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Duke Nukem still kicks ass…still chews bubblegum?

Duke Nukem Forever used to be one of the biggest figures of fun in gaming circles, as I’m sure you’re aware. Bad comedians even made jokes about it. With a tortured development that has taken over a decade, many of us had reached the point where we never ever expected it to see the light of day. Despite numerous set-backs, the […]

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Renner is the new Jason Bourne that isn’t Jason Bourne

Renner is the new Jason Bourne that isn’t Jason Bourne

It was reported earlier in the month but now it seems like a done deal. Deadline reports that Jeremy Renner is expected to sign on the dotted line for Universal’s The Bourne Legacy, the Matt Damon-less franchise continuation that no one really wanted. Of course, Renner wouldn’t be the Jason Bourne we all know but another pawn in the government’s […]

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