Tomorrow’s DVD release of Alpha Papa is a reminder that films based on television shows needn’t be On-the-Buses bad. Other honourable examples of the genre are The Inbetweeners Movie (2011), In the Loop (2009) and South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999).
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Wednesday 02 October 2013
To the sugar epicurean, what's happening on the screen is of only incidental interest
Friday 20 September 2013
‘Here’s Johnny!’ So he’s back?
Thursday 05 September 2013
Most people benefit from experience, but in David Bailey’s opinion age has not improved his skills. Speaking at the launch of an exhibition of his work at the National Portrait Gallery today, the photographer admitted that he is no better now than he was when he started taking pictures more than 50 years ago. “I haven’t progressed. I’ve probably got less good. I take exactly the same photos as I did when I was 16,” he said.
Monday 05 August 2013
Defendant inspired Jack Nicholson’s character in the Oscar-winning movie The Departed
Saturday 15 June 2013
Friday 24 May 2013
A wedding comedy called The Big Wedding doesn't look likely to prize the virtues of wit or invention, though somehow it has managed to bolster its puny credentials with a top-drawer cast.
Wednesday 22 May 2013
To begin with, Lauren Beukes had an idea so perfectly simple it sounds like an elevator pitch: "time-travelling serial killer".
Friday 15 February 2013
Jack Nicholson's character in The Departed was based on the Boston mobster
Monday 14 January 2013
Teenager had achieved national fame after creating her bucket list
Friday 24 August 2012
The Shining, once dubbed the "scariest movie ever", is set to provide more chills for British audiences with the release of a previously unseen extended version.
Friday 24 August 2012
The Shining, once dubbed the "scariest movie ever", is set to provide more chills for British audiences with the release of an extended version never seen before in this country.
Tuesday 24 July 2012
If Raisa’s jockey edges away, Mitt must call his wife over to tell him about her dressage horse, Rafalca
Saturday 14 July 2012
Saturday 26 May 2012
Oakley had an envelope, his wife said, 'and he just drew this bike on the back of it – and that was it'
Monday 21 May 2012
Stanley Kubrick's horror masterpiece The Shining is the director's take on the Holocaust. Or is it about the treatment of Native Americans? Or numerology? Or how Kubrick – fresh from filming 2001: A Space Odyssey – was behind the faked filming of the moon landings?
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