• Rowan Atkinson's invite to the Royal Wedding

    Rowan Atkinson's invite to the Royal Wedding

    Maybe you’ve heard, maybe you haven’t, but there’s a rather big event happening at Westminster Abbey on Friday, 29 April. An event that will bring together not only a number of foreign dignitaries and members of British aristocracy but a rather lengthy list of expected and unexpected celebrities, friends, fellow Etonians and aides. Now that […]

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  • Neil Gaiman explains Doctor Who in 78 words

    Neil Gaiman explains Doctor Who in 78 words

    With a resume far too lengthy ever to put into print, the great Neil Gaiman is one of the icons in the world of comic books, novels, children’s books and film & television writing, that if you have to ask who he is, well, go here. Recently at WonderCon 2011, a few words of wisdom […]

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  • The Royal Wedding in Legos or Wool – you decide

    The Royal Wedding in Legos or Wool – you decide

    In London, but find yourself without an invitation to the Royal Wedding this coming 29 April? Can’t get to the UK and really don’t want to get up in the middle of night to watch the big event? Not to worry on either count. Drop by Legoland Windsor as it celebrates its 15th anniversary with […]

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  • Begin the weekend scattershooting

    Begin the weekend scattershooting

    Julian Fellowes….Titanic….can’t wait What’s next from the mind of Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park, Downton Abbey) you might ask? Titanic, what else. Thankfully, not quite a spin-off in the American sense of the word (i.e. The Cleveland Show from The Simpsons or Joey from Friends or The Jeffersons from All in the Family) but there is […]

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  • Graham Norton anyone? Maybe WILTY? 10 O'Clock Live maybe?

    Graham Norton anyone? Maybe WILTY? 10 O'Clock Live maybe?

    Ever planned a trip to New York or Los Angeles, business or vacation, and part of the planning centered around trying to be in the studio audience for your favorite game show or talk show such as Dave or Conan? Full disclosure before we go any further. I’m guilty having been in the studio audience […]

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  • Happy British Pie Week 2011!

    Happy British Pie Week 2011!

    Whether you celebrate with a large gathering of friends at a local pub or in the quiet of your own home with a few close friends, take a moment this week to pay homage to the great British Pie during British Pie Week 2011, March 7-11, 2011. Makes no difference if you go with the classic […]

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  • The Real King's Speech – 1939

    The Real King's Speech – 1939

    The Golden Globes have come and gone. The BAFTA’s are but a faint memory. All eyes are now focused on Sunday, 27 February and the Academy Awards. It’s Oscar time. With The King’s Speech, hopefully, set to sweep the top awards including Best Picture, Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter) and […]

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

    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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  • I'll take the United Kingdom for $100, Alex

    I'll take the United Kingdom for $100, Alex

    Thanks to our good friend over at Smitten by Britain (@smittnbybritain on Twitter) for finding this recently. Having, sadly, been called out for this once before in a previous lifetime, I thought I should be the first to study in addition to sharing with others. If you do your homework, you’ll definitely be ready for […]

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  • Monday scattershooting….Paul the alien, Ricky Gervais, Bond23 and more….

    Monday scattershooting….Paul the alien, Ricky Gervais, Bond23 and more….

    Meet Paul, the 21st century E.T., premiering tonight Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the genius minds behind Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, star as two sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage takes them to America’s UFO heartland, where they meet ‘Paul‘, an alien who alters their universe forever. Let’s just say, this isn’t your parents E.T. The film premieres tonight in […]

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