From the Friday Video Vault: Morcambe & Wise

Eric Morcambe and Ernie Wise, or Morcambe and Wise as they were known throughout the land of variety, radio, film and television, have long been the gold standard of British comedy duos that the likes of today’s comedy icons idolized growing up. Having often been described as “the most illustrious, and the best-loved, double-act that […]

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A few weekend bits and bobs from Doctor Who & Sherlock

The ‘Doctors’ new companion is “In” Jenna Louise-Coleman, the new companion in the upcoming DW7 series, has begun shooting her first scenes this week. According to DoctorWhoTV, filming is taking place on location at the medieval manor of Plas Llanmihangel. While no details have been released, there is speculation Jenna’s companion could be from the […]

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Check in to the Marigold Hotel this weekend

It’s Memorial Day Weekend. Traditionally, a weekend that signals the beginning of the summer travel season for many. It’s also a traditional weekend that movie goers look forward to as the beginning of the summer blockbuster releases. While studios have jumped the gun over the years trying to get a leg up by releasing films […]

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Tim Burton's Dark Shadows – coming May 11

Pinewood Studios Since the mid-30’s, some of the greatest films of all-time have been a part of Pinewood Studios in the UK. Currently filming on the 007 Stage is the newest Bond film, Skyfall with Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench. Just this past year, Pinewood has been the home to the likes of Sherlock Holmes: […]

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Python's Black Knight – Dear Diary

Ever since I attended the world premiere of Monty Python and the Holy Grail back in 1974 at the Esquire Theatre in Dallas, I knew that there was so much more to The Black Knight. While the 900+ in attendance starred blankly at the coconut they were given earlier in line, I immediately turned my […]

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Lost Hitchcock film gem unearthed

Lost Hitchcock Film Discovered in New Zealand Yes, I know the master of suspense spent much of his later years in Hollywood, but he was born in Leytonstone, London, England. Widely regarded as the greatest British film director of all-time in a 2007 poll of film critics conducted by the Daily Telegraph, Alfred Hitchcock was […]

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2011 BAFTA's – British film's biggest night of the year

BAFTA‘s…Grammy’s. Grammy’s…BAFTA’s. Hmmmm. Sorry, not even close. Royal Albert Hall wins. The British even do awards programs better than anyone. In what is, traditionally, Britain’s biggest night of the year to celebrate film, rarely, do they ever disappoint. This year was no exception. I have to admit, I was apprehensive going into the evening with […]

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Britain plants the flag….Colin Firth leads the way at the Oscars

The clear winner from an Oscar nomination standpoint during yesterday’s announcement was the brilliant British box-office mega-hit, The King’s Speech, with 12 Oscar nominations. Britain will be well-represented on Oscar night with numerous opportunities for an acceptance speech or two up and down the nomination ladder. Best Picture – The King’s Speech Best Actor – Colin […]

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