When you travel 200 miles to see a stage version of one of your favourite films, the cost of transport, theatre tickets and hotel soon adds up. Thankfully £21 (restricted view) was a bargain for any birthday treat. And the fact <em>Groundhog Day</em> not only recrafts Bill Murray's best film for the stage but enhances the source material was a present I never expected.
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After more than 22 years of penning celebrity features, film guides, travel features, and TV highlights for the world's Press, Roger thinks he's finally got a handle on this reviewing business. Raised by Wolves (football ground), he's an adopted Yorkshireman who spends his free time watching movies, TV shows, gaming and writing reviews for his blog, Crow's Feat
Game of Thrones, in case you didn't know it, is one of the biggest shows in the world and has helped turn actors like Emilia Clarke and Natalie Dormer into global stars. However, it may face stiff competition from Dawn. I spoke to model-turned-actress Fola Evans-Akingbola about both shows.
27/07/2016 13:34 BST
The City of Culture starts on January 1, 2017 and if this curtain-raiser is anything to go by, residents and visitors are in for a Hull of a time.
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Fresh from the show's recent success at the British Soap Awards, I had a chat with Lisa George, aka Beth Sutherland, about why the series is still going strong after 55 years.
13/06/2016 14:23 BST
When Shane Black co wrote and directed <em>The Nice Guys</em>, he must have been buoyant from the success of <em>Iron Man 3</em> and thought Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling would be perfect as the 1970s detectives trying to crack the mystery of a dead porn star. Alas, they aren't.
08/06/2016 14:10 BST
Sadly Jon Favreau's new, live action version of Disney's take on <em>The Jungle Book</em> is a massive let down. I spent half the film trying to stay awake and the rest of the movie trying to make out what was going on.
19/04/2016 11:53 BST
I was a fan of the comic, and hoped that one day we would see a lavish big screen version. So when the news arrived at that Benedict Cumberbatch was playing the eponymous sorcerer, like millions of fans around the world, I was thrilled by the news. Now the trailer has arrived, I'm not so sure.
13/04/2016 15:20 BST
Laing was a Scottish psychiatrist who wrote extensively about mental illness, especially the experience of psychosis. I was keen to find out more about the man who had piqued Tennant's interest, and compelled writer/director Robert Mullan to make a film about his work at Kingsley Hall, East London in the 1960s.
26/02/2016 13:24 GMT
He will go on to see things we wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. He'll watch C beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. And he will go on to give <em>Blade Runner</em>'s Rick Deckard the biggest challenge of his life. Friday, January 8, 2016 marks Roy Batty's incept date, or actual birth day as any fan of Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi classic will tell you.
08/01/2016 16:18 GMT
2015: a year of extraordinary films, fascinating indie flicks and nostalgic blockbusters. Here's my favourite 30 movies - and a few of the worst.
27/12/2015 19:17 GMT
We thrill to the sight of newcomers Finn, Rey, Poe, BB8 and assorted bad guys. The movie is a rollercoaster ride of dazzling special effects, action scenes and set pieces. And then, it stops.
17/12/2015 16:08 GMT
The result is patchy, but there's also a lot of love here. Aimed at a young audience, it's a checklist of classic moments from the strips, from Charlie trying to fly a kite to Snoopy's battle with flying ace The Red Baron.
14/12/2015 15:32 GMT
I'm on the East Yorkshire set, and the concept art, story, and the fact it features David Bradley (<em>Harry Potter, The Strain, Game of Thrones</em>) has me intrigued. The rest of the cast are also on good form; there are some stars in the making here.
30/11/2015 15:57 GMT
Sadly it speaks volumes that Jobs saving a piece of digital art from his daughter after years of estrangement feels strangely empty. It's hard to emote over something saved to a hard drive rather than hand crafted.
18/11/2015 14:50 GMT
Craig is terrific in the lead role. Still not my favourite Bond, but he's slipped into the role again like a comfy pair of shoes. Dave Bautista is great as a lethal henchman, Lea Seydoux is glacially cool and sexy, while Monica Bellucci is magnetic, despite too little time on screen.
02/11/2015 15:17 GMT
Guillermo is a master of the genre, and after the comedic <em>Hellboy</em> movies and occasionally clunky Pac Rim (as the fans call it), good to see him get his teeth into something a little more adult and full blooded.
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There's enough good stuff that came before to make the final half hour bearable, but just a shame the wordy internecine shenanigans didn't come in the middle and the chase at the end.
03/08/2015 11:45 BST
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