It's De Niro versus Stallone. It's Raging Bull rumbling with Rocky. It's a film which no one thought needed to be made, but which, by sheer willpower and determination alone, overcame all the odds to win our hearts, enrich our spirits, and restore our faith in America once again. Well, not quite.
TV Development Researcher and Journalist
In her spare time Laura enjoys attending film and tv events in and around London, the more experimental the better! Her life is made up of writing, list making, interviewing, editing, and the occasional indulgence in Mad Men/Breaking Bad/The Killing/any and every boxset available. She works in Development for a TV production company in Soho and when not coming up with strange ideas, puts her energy into her new website www.cultureandanarchy.com which covers independent filmmakers and musicians.
Perhaps it's the various changes of actors, plot and title that "The Watch" went through before being brought to the cinema, but something about this comedy seems to be suffering from Jason Bourne syndrome - in that it just isn't quite sure what on earth it really is.
21/08/2012 09:00 BST
"I'm sorry" is a phrase that gets used in BBC 1's four part series <em>True Love</em> twice in two episodes - and both times it's used by men to their wives after cheating on them with another woman.
19/06/2012 10:57 BST
SPOILERS - DO NOT read ahead unless you have watched Episode 12 of Mad Men Season 5! The last two episodes of Mad Men before the finale have seen two main characters of the great Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce office (which almost became Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce Harris nee Holloway Cosgrove in the penultimate episode) bow out.
07/06/2012 10:37 BST
In a passionate plea, Alan Partridge once shouted at his confused guests "Stop getting Bond wrong!" <em>Skyfall</em> looks like it's going to fulfil this demand and more besides - so for the 50th anniversary of the martini lover can Mendes manage to pull out the best Bond since <em>Goldeneye</em>?
21/05/2012 12:13 BST
The finale is bound to excite; teasing us with answers, whilst also filling our minds with even more questions. So why do I feel slightly apprehensive of what's become a Sunday night staple?
06/05/2012 18:05 BST
Signal 30, the fifth episode of Mad Men Season saw Pete Campbell back in the spotlight, only to get knocked down, or really punched down, again by that good ol' toothy Brit, Lane Pyrce. It appears to me that this fight wasn't just a business meeting gone horribly wrong, but the writers presenting to us a very possible likelihood that either Pete or Lane will be gone before the season is out.
18/04/2012 12:05 BST
This week's Mad Men preyed upon themes similar to those we've seen before in the series, but what it did so deftly was work upon them until they were something new entirely. Whether it was Don's vivid, shocking dreams or the image of both Aunt Geraldine and Sally passed out from downing some Seconal, there was something quite hallucinogenic about "Mystery Date".
11/04/2012 13:14 BST
"When is everything going to get back to normal?", Roger asks Don in this second episode of <em>Mad Men</em> Season Five, and I couldn't agree more.
04/04/2012 14:03 BST
We've all had plenty of time to digest the first showing of <em>Mad Men</em> Season Five on Tuesday, an episode that is doomed to be forever referred to as 'The One With <em>Zou Bisou Bisou</em>'.
02/04/2012 10:55 BST
With the Bob Dylan CD on repeat, everyone practising their long, meaningful stares with cigarettes, and Google hits for 'Old Fashioned recipe' increasing at an alarming rate, you know it can only mean one thing - that's right, it's almost the beginning of another season of <em>Mad Men</em>.
25/03/2012 19:56 BST