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Spaced – Slow-mo gunfight flash mob

Posted by LiveFor on March 22, 2010

Remember in the second series of Spaced when they had the slow motion gun fight – that is the ability hot wired into all men and many women to automatically go into when someone pretends to shoot you with an invisible gun.

Well this weekend a load of people did the flash mob thing doing just that in London’s Trafalgar Square. Here is some footage of it.



Where any of you there?

Source: /Film

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Spaced – I knew the American remake was meant to be bad, but this bad!

Posted by LiveFor on March 5, 2010

They made a pilot for an American version of one of the best comedy shows in the World, Spaced. It sucked and here is your chance to see why Fox didn’t pick up on it.

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Burke and Hare – First look at Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis as grave robbers

Posted by LiveFor on February 25, 2010


They’ve started filming Burke and Hare up in Edinburgh, Scotland. Directed by John Landis it stars Starring Pegg, Serkis, Isla Fisher, Jessica Hynes, Tom Wilkinson, Hugh Bonneville, Tim Curry and Sir Christopher Lee.

This is out first glimpse of what the characters look like.

The real-life Burke and Hare, who hailed from Ireland, were responsible for the deaths of at least 17 people from 1827 until 1828. After murdering their victims, the pair then went on to sell the bodies to Dr Robert Knox, who dissected them in his anatomy classes at Barclay’s anatomy school in Surgeon’s Square.

Looking good so far. Keep checking back as we may have some words from Mr Pegg before too long.

Source: Collider

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Burke and Hare – John Landis’ new film gets a Ronnie, a Gentleman, a sweet Transylvanian Transvestite and Sir Christopher Lee

Posted by LiveFor on February 5, 2010

The cast for John Landis’ new film, Burker and Hare, has gone huge. Joining Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis, as graverobbers William Burke and William Hare, are Isla Fisher (Confessions of a Shopaholic, Wedding Crashers), Jessica Hynes (Spaced, Shaun of the Dead), Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins), Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, It, Legend), Ronnie Corbett (one of The Two Ronnies – British comedy legend), Reece Shearsmith (The League of Gentlemen, Psychoville, The Cottage), David Schofield, Allan Corduner, Bill Bailey (great stand up comedian), Hugh Bonneville, Michael Smiley and Sir Christopher Lee (star of so many films).

Landis describes the film as a “black romantic comedy” in spite of its story which is a comedic take on the true story of the 1828 Edinburgh body-snatchers Burke and Hare. These two Irish entrepreneurs discover that a dead body can fetch a hefty price when the demands of the leading medical professors Dr. Knox (Tom Wilkinson) and Dr. Monroe (Tim Curry) reach beyond that of the local supply.

With a cast like this it should be a great film. A great mix of horror and comedy icons. Shooting has already begun according to STYD.

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Doctor Who – Cast list for David Tennant’s last two episodes

Posted by LiveFor on December 3, 2009

The Doctor as David Tennant is coming to the end of his journey. The End of Time is showing in the UK on Christmas day.

Now the cast list for the two parter is out on imdb (so it may not be totally correct) and it makes for some interesting reading. Spoilers ahoy!

John Barrowman (Captain Jack)
Brian Cox (The Elder of the Ood)
Timothy Dalton (The Narrator)
Lachele Carl (Trinity Wells)
Jessica Hynes (Verity Newman)
David Harewood (Joshua Naismith)
Jacqueline King (Sylvia Noble)
Alexandra Moen (Lucy Saxon)
Sylvia Seymour (Miss Trefusis)
Catherine Tate (Donna Noble)
Russell Tovey (Midshipman Frame)
John Simm (The Master)
Jimmy Vee (Monster)
June Whitfield (Minnie Hopper)
Paul Kasey (Ood Sigma)
Silas Carson (Ood voice)

Part Two also has:

Roger Bailey (Time Lord)
Teresa Banham (Governor)
Brid Brennan (Visionary)
Camille Caduri (Jackie Tyler)
Tommy Knight (Luke Smith)
Billie Piper (Rose Tyler)
Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith)
Matt Smith (The Doctor)
Penelope Wilton (Harriet Jones)

What have we learnt from this then? Well lots of familiar faces – Captain Jack, Harriet Jones, Rose & Jackie Tyler, The Master, Donna Noble.

Of particular interest are characters such as Verity Newman (Jessica Hynes). She also played Joan Redfer the character who was engaged to the Doctor when he went human and saw his book The Journal of Impossible Things. Apparantly Verity is a modern day author who has written the very same book – reincarnation maybe?

Now I’m not sure whether the Doctor will be revisiting all these people to right wrongs when he last met them or if it will be flashbacks – as it is Doctor Who it will probably be the former.

We’ll also get out first glimpse of Matt Smith as the new Doctor and a Time Lord!

Any thoughts or ideas as to what we may see in the final moments of Tennant’s Doctor? I for one am going to miss him.

Source: io9

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UPDATED: Faintheart – Trailer for Brit battle re-enactment comedy starring Eddie Marsan, Jessica Hynes and the actor Kevin Eldon

Posted by LiveFor on January 26, 2009

I’d not heard anything about Faintheart until I saw a poster in today’s Metro. It stars the actor Kevin Eldon (Dead Set, Big Train, TMWRNJ) and Jessica Hynes (Spaced, Shaun of the Dead) so it has some coolness about it.

UPDATE: An anonymous poster asked in the comments if this was a MySpace film. Digging a little deeper I came across this article which shows how MySpace helped make the movie.

Here are a few bits from it:

When the heads of MySpace recognised a growing community of film fans on
the site, they set out to make the world’s first feature film created entirely
by internet users. The result is Faintheart.

Although the film took less time to shoot than a Hollywood blockbuster,
involving the online community in every stage of film production was a long
process. In February 2007, aspiring directors were invited to submit a short
film proposing their idea to be developed in a feature for a chance to land a
£1m budget, supplied by Vertigo Films, the UK Film Council and Film4. Some 800
hopefuls uploaded videos, which were narrowed to a shortlist of 12, from which
three were selected by a panel including the actress Sienna Miller and the
director Kevin Macdonald. When proceedings were handed over to MySpace users, it
was British director Vito Rocco they voted in.

The film took just eight weeks to shoot and even the battle sequences of
the film’s last 10 minutes were completed in just two days. Marsan welcomed the
change from the big budget Hancock. “When I do big films there’s a lot of
waiting around, but this was full on.”

For the director, the main benefit of making use of the MySpace
community was in the casting. Character profiles of the roles up for grabs were
posted online and users could upload their audition made on homemade videos or
webcam. More than 1,400 MySpace users auditioned for the roles. “I was very keen
to represent the world properly, to have as many unknown actors as possible. The
casting process was fascinating. People were able to audition at home and I
watched them,” Rocco says.

A couple of crew members were also recruited from the site and MySpace
members supplied five tracks on the soundtrack, which featured alongside Katie
Melua’s work. While Lemon penned the script, sections were posted online for the
internet community to comment on and suggest better lines. “The results have
been phenomenal,” James Fabricant, the director of MySpace Europe and one of the
film’s producers, says. “MySpace works together with more traditional media
companies to drive innovation and help shape the future of the entertainment
industry, and Faintheart is a great example of what can be achieved.”

Pretty cool that it was the voices of the MySpace masses that helped shape and create the film. A bit like the way Snakes on a Plane developed . It also reminded me of the way horror movie Perkins’ 14 was made (members of massify.com submitted story pitches, poster art, audition tapes and opinion to mold the film). Just need to see it now to see if that process worked.

Faintheart is directed by Vito Rocco and stars Eddie Marsan as Richard, a homestore employee with a nerdy passion for Viking re-enactments. However, when his latest battle causes him to be late for his father-in-law’s funeral (and turn up in chain mail), his long suffering wife Cath (Jessica Hynes) realises she’s had enough and begins a trial separation. Richard is convinced he can win Cath back, but he hasn’t reckoned on the attentions of slimy PE teacher Gary (Paul Nicholls), who’s also getting closer to Richard’s son Martin (Tim Healy). Meanwhile, Richard’s Star Trek obsessed best friend Julian (Ewen Bremner) begins a tentative relationship with the mother (Bronagh Gallagher) of a fellow Trekkie he met online.

What do you reckon? Comedy gold? Check out the official site.

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UPDATED: Faintheart – Trailer for Brit battle re-enactment comedy starring Eddie Marsan, Jessica Hynes and the actor Kevin Eldon

Posted by LiveFor on January 26, 2009

I’d not heard anything about Faintheart until I saw a poster in today’s Metro. It stars the actor Kevin Eldon (Dead Set, Big Train, TMWRNJ) and Jessica Hynes (Spaced, Shaun of the Dead) so it has some coolness about it.

UPDATE: An anonymous poster asked in the comments if this was a MySpace film. Digging a little deeper I came across this article which shows how MySpace helped make the movie.

Here are a few bits from it:

When the heads of MySpace recognised a growing community of film fans on
the site, they set out to make the world’s first feature film created entirely
by internet users. The result is Faintheart.

Although the film took less time to shoot than a Hollywood blockbuster,
involving the online community in every stage of film production was a long
process. In February 2007, aspiring directors were invited to submit a short
film proposing their idea to be developed in a feature for a chance to land a
£1m budget, supplied by Vertigo Films, the UK Film Council and Film4. Some 800
hopefuls uploaded videos, which were narrowed to a shortlist of 12, from which
three were selected by a panel including the actress Sienna Miller and the
director Kevin Macdonald. When proceedings were handed over to MySpace users, it
was British director Vito Rocco they voted in.

The film took just eight weeks to shoot and even the battle sequences of
the film’s last 10 minutes were completed in just two days. Marsan welcomed the
change from the big budget Hancock. “When I do big films there’s a lot of
waiting around, but this was full on.”

For the director, the main benefit of making use of the MySpace
community was in the casting. Character profiles of the roles up for grabs were
posted online and users could upload their audition made on homemade videos or
webcam. More than 1,400 MySpace users auditioned for the roles. “I was very keen
to represent the world properly, to have as many unknown actors as possible. The
casting process was fascinating. People were able to audition at home and I
watched them,” Rocco says.

A couple of crew members were also recruited from the site and MySpace
members supplied five tracks on the soundtrack, which featured alongside Katie
Melua’s work. While Lemon penned the script, sections were posted online for the
internet community to comment on and suggest better lines. “The results have
been phenomenal,” James Fabricant, the director of MySpace Europe and one of the
film’s producers, says. “MySpace works together with more traditional media
companies to drive innovation and help shape the future of the entertainment
industry, and Faintheart is a great example of what can be achieved.”

Pretty cool that it was the voices of the MySpace masses that helped shape and create the film. A bit like the way Snakes on a Plane developed . It also reminded me of the way horror movie Perkins’ 14 was made (members of massify.com submitted story pitches, poster art, audition tapes and opinion to mold the film). Just need to see it now to see if that process worked.

Faintheart is directed by Vito Rocco and stars Eddie Marsan as Richard, a homestore employee with a nerdy passion for Viking re-enactments. However, when his latest battle causes him to be late for his father-in-law’s funeral (and turn up in chain mail), his long suffering wife Cath (Jessica Hynes) realises she’s had enough and begins a trial separation. Richard is convinced he can win Cath back, but he hasn’t reckoned on the attentions of slimy PE teacher Gary (Paul Nicholls), who’s also getting closer to Richard’s son Martin (Tim Healy). Meanwhile, Richard’s Star Trek obsessed best friend Julian (Ewen Bremner) begins a tentative relationship with the mother (Bronagh Gallagher) of a fellow Trekkie he met online.

What do you reckon? Comedy gold? Check out the official site.

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