'Philomena' with Judi Dench & Steve Coogan: A first glimpse

It’s Oscar time…. Judi Dench and Steve Coogan play ‘unlikely friends’ in Philomena, the moving, funny and at times shocking true story of one woman’s search for a lost son. Coogan, in a complete 180 degree departure from his recent alter ego film release of Alpha Papa: Alan Partridge, also produced and co-wrote the film […]

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Let the XXX Olympiad Games begin – Monty Python style

Seems a bit more appropriate this year given that the XXX Olympiad Summer Games get going in full swing today in London that we take a step back and honor those events that, unfortunately, won’t make it to telly yet again this year. Much like the News and Documentary Emmy categories never get their day […]

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Everton FC signs Dame Judi Dench

Is there no end to the greatness of Dame Judi Dench? She’s continues as James Bond’s boss, M, in the upcoming Bond film, Skyfall, has won 10 BAFTA’s, 7 Laurence Olivier Awards, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards, 2 Golden Globes, an Oscar and a Tony Award. At 77, the year 2011-2012 has been a rather […]

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The best Michael Caine? Not many people know that….

Michael Caine is flat out brilliant. For starters, he’s one of only two actors that has been nominated for an Academy Award in every decade since the 60’s. Can anyone guess the other one? He’s been a part of such film genius as The Ipcress File, Alfie, Sleuth, Hannah and Her Sisters, Cider House Rules, […]

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Downton Abbey 2 takes a hit from critics

From the Department of Life’s Lonely at the Top comes news out of the Downton Abbey 2 camp that the second series is coming under fire not only from avid viewer critics but also the editor of the Oxford English Dictionary himself. Mirroring the uproar caused by brief visual glimpses of an extraneous television aerial […]

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Scattershooting on Wallander III, Dark Shadows and more….

Wallander III in production From the watchful eye of tellyspotting reader, Patty Winter, comes a report of Sir Kenneth being spotted filming scenes for an upcoming episode of Wallander for series III, entitled “Dogs of Riga”, at the Riga Centra Market in Latvia, along with co-star Ingeborga Dapkunaite. Wallander, the BBC mini-series stars the greatness […]

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Tinker Tailor – UK, September 16. U.S., now December 9 :(

As the saying goes, good things come to those who wait. Unfortunately, U.S. audiences will have to wait just a bit longer as it turns out which, obviously, means Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, starring Colin Firth, Gary Oldman and Benedict Cumberbatch, is really worth waiting for. On the good news/bad news front, what has been widely […]

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy set to premiere

If you are in the UK, mark down the date of Friday, 16 September as the day a potential Oscar winning film premieres. For those in the U.S., clear out Friday, November 18 on your calendar for the same reason. Starring Colin Firth, Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Atonement, Fortysomething), Tom Hardy, Mark Strong and […]

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