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Vera - Series 4 on DVD: A Chat With David Leon

Roger Crow | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

David Leon was born in 1980 in Newcastle upon Tyne. A decade ago he made his film debut in Oliver Stone's Alexander, and went on to feature in hit BBC drama Cutting It, and Guy Ritchie's RocknRolla. I spoke to the actor, producer and director about playing DS Joe Ashworth in hit ITV drama Vera; working with national treasure Brenda Blethyn, and his thoughts on being a pin-up.

Shetland on DVD: A Chat With Douglas Henshall

Roger Crow | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

With the release of his hit BBC TV detective drama Shetland on DVD, I spoke to the Scottish actor about the show... and thoughts on being an action figure.

How 20th Century Are You?

Nick Compton | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Nick Compton

Have you truly embraced your 21st Century wild-side and gone out like a wrecking ball? Or did you do it differently in your day? Take a look at our nostalgic line up to see how 20th Century you really are.

Why Love Letters Belong on Paper

Sue Moorcroft | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Moorcroft

In the aftermath of the Second World War Tom had to return to his family after spending the duration in Polly's tiny rural village. Circumstances and parents didn't allow the young couple to meet for a year. It was their daily love letters on cheap lined paper torn from exercise books that kept their love alive.

Drama To Leave You 'Breathless'

Roger Crow | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Paul Unwin may not be a household name, but in TV terms he's a serious mover and shaker as one of the brains behind British TV's longest running medical saga, Casualty. I spoke to the amiable writer, director and photographer about his recent project, ITV's period medical drama Breathless.

Goodbye, Blockbuster

Pat Higgins | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

Back in the early 90s, I was a person who wanted to make movies. People who wanted to make movies tended to go and work in video stores whilst waiting for that elusive big break to come. Not one to buck the trend, I worked in Blockbuster.

Lord Of The Mics 5: The Pre Clash Interview

Bwoywonder | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bwoywonder

The top 20 chart-selling DVD series, Lord of the Mics, returns for its 5th series on 16 December this year. Having launched in 2001 by cemented grime producer/artist Jammer, the series caused a shockwave of excitement throughout the UK's urban underground by showcasing the battling talents of the, then unknown, artists such as; Wiley, Skepta, Kano and Tinchy Stryder.

They're Remaking Road House, but Have They Seen Road House 2? I Have

Ben Falk | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Falk

I was scouring the Internet some time ago and found out they'd made a sequel to Road House. I'm not sure why. The original came out in 1989, starred Patrick Swayze playing a bouncer in a hick bar and has been routinely included on "enjoyably bad" film lists ever since.

The World at War at 40

Roger Crow | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

The World at War is one of the most ambitious documentary series ever made. A mammoth 26 hours charting key points in the history of World War Two.

This Is The End: The Guestlist

Simon Thompson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Simon Thompson

For those who don't know, This Is The End is a pant-wettingly funny comedy about a number of Hollywood stars - Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson plus a host of celebrity mates - who get together to attend a party at James Franco's Los Angeles home.

The Happy Lands on DVD

Roger Crow | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Director Robert Rae's new film The Happy Lands takes place in the Scottish village of Carhill, in the heart of the Fife coalfields during 1926.

DVD Review - How Will Hollywood's Blockbuster,'Captain Phillips' Compare With the Low Budget 'A Hijacking'?

Clive Botting | Posted 07.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

The London Film Festival opens Wednesday 9 October with the Gala screening of 'Captain Phillips', Paul Greengrass's Hollywood big budget true story of Somali piracy. A live satellite link will simultaneously screen the European Premier to 30 UK towns and cities. That's big budget coverage.

DVD Reviews - A Low Budget Indie, Reminders of Huckleberry Finn and a Surreal Western Make for Great Viewing

Clive Botting | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

A low budget indie is chilling and uncomfortable viewing and oozes real horror, an emotionally rewarding coming-of-age movie on the banks of the Mississippi delights and a tongue-in-cheek surreal ballet of violence heralds the fastest gun in the South.

DVD Review - 'The Eye of the Storm', An Exploration of Family Relationships

Clive Botting | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

Based on Patrick White's acclaimed novel, veteran Australian director, Fred Schepisi's 'The Eye of the Storm' is a savage yet darkly funny,exploration of family relationships and the sharp undercurrents of love and hate, comedy and tragedy which define them.

Stud Life and Homophobia in the Community

Campbell X | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Campbell X

East London, where Stud Life is shot, has always been and continues to be an area with high immigrant population from Africa, the Indian Sub-Continent, the Caribbean and more recently Eastern Europe. I used real locations as it was easier to negotiate on our 10 day shoot.

Blu Ray Is Dead

Pat Higgins | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Tech
Pat Higgins

Blu Ray, as a medium for distributing feature films, is dead. It was the last mainstream physical format. We will not see its like again, etc. Taken from us too soon, it never properly escaped from the shadow of its older brother DVD, largely because unlike DVD the advantages presented by Blu Ray never particularly outweighed the disadvantages.

A Nation of 'Nethusiasts?

Simon Atkinson | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Tech
Simon Atkinson

Whether we use the term "digital divide" or not, we need to keep a very keen eye on what's happening below the surface, and how quickly (or not) each segment is changing its behaviour. In time, perhaps we will all be at the digital "promised land".

A Pirate's Life for Me?

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lewis Shepherd

It appears that the film companies, and the cinemas for that matter have no idea just how extortionate these prices are (or maybe they do.) It feels like they don't realise that most people can't afford the prices they are charging in order to go to the cinema, therefore more and more people are turning to a 'life of crime' in order to obtain films to get some release from the hardships of day to day life.

What Kind Of Week Has It Been? 18 January, 2013

Paddy Duffy | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

We learned this week that Irish rappers don't have beefs with their rivals, they have a combination of beef, horse and pork.

Our Guilt and Shame Over HMV

Greg Wetherall | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Greg Wetherall

Why was there so much affection palpably pouring from the keyboards and smartphones of the general public? Well, I offer this; it is at least partly out of guilt. We have all played our role. All of us. Well, probably nearly all of us.

A Winning Start

Mike_Brown | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Sport
Mike_Brown

It was great to win the first of our QBE Internationals matches on Saturday against Fiji. There are things that we did well as a team and some we need to improve on ahead of the next game, but overall we are pleased.

Haywire: It's Like the Eighties Again

Ben Falk | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Ben Falk

Ah, I can smell of schlock in the air. And there's nothing like a B movie with an amazing cast (doesn't happen all that often, not since the 80s anyway) like Haywire, which is out on DVD right now.

Coffee Table Glamour - Norman Mailer & Bert Stern: Marilyn Monroe

Sarah McGiven | Posted 11.03.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the untimely death of Hollywood's ultimate glamour girl, Marilyn Monroe. In recognition, German art book publishers Taschen have produced the most exquisite coffee table tome which republishes the original text from two time Pulitzer winner, Norman Mailer's 1973 biography, Marilyn, paired with influential New York photographer Bert Stern's sumptuous portraits.

BT Tower To Become World's Biggest Lightsabre

Flickr | Melanie Hick | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK Tech

Although they came out on Monday in the UK, the Blu-ray versions of Star Wars: The Complete Saga and the individual trilogy box sets are due for relea...

The TRON Legacy: Developing Technology in Film

Kat Middleton | Posted 06.11.2011 | UK Entertainment
Kat Middleton

Regardless of what today's teenage audiences make of TRON, I appreciate its contribution to computer generated imagery, which has made and will continue to make many other brilliant movies possible. I forgive it for Jar Jar Binks. But only just.