For film fans of a certain generation, today is a sad day. Barry Norman, legendary film critic, has passed away. For almost 25 years he presented Film [insert year here] on BBC One, and arguably as one of the most influential British film critics, known to movie fans for his witty, insightful reviews of the […]
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I don’t even know why they call it television anymore, when so many shows are streamed online instead of broadcast. Anyway, here are some of the more buzzed-about new offerings for 2017.
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I’ve been eagerly waiting for Tom Hardy‘s new series Taboo for ages. The mini-series is set in London in 1814 and concerns adventurer James Keziah Delaney*, long thought dead in Africa, who returns to England to claim his father’s legacy, getting caught up in the war between Britain and America, and facing off against business rivals […]
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Tom Hardy has a new television series, co-produced by himself, his dad (the magnificently-named Chips Hardy), and Ridley Scott. It’s about nineteenth century roguish sea-going adventurers. And it looks incredible. Set in 1814, Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney, a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. […]
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Digital marketing company iQuanti has tracked how much actors, TV shows and movies were searched for on the Internet in 2015, and based on the data, these are their predictions for who will win at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. iQuanti is equating popularity with success – and unlike other film awards, the Hollywood […]
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Sherlock: The Christmas Special Sherlock is back on our TV screens once again in a feature-length episode set in Victorian London that is full of self-referential humour, meta-narratives that utilise both pastiche and parody, and a plot that cannibalises several famous Holmes stories. I won’t reveal too much of the plot, suffice to say that […]
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You might have heard of this little indie film called Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It’s proving rather popular, even before it officially opens, with fans finding creative ways to honour it, and the Internet doing what it does best, generating useless memes, which is all great fun for Star Wars nerds — as long as they don’t […]
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