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Creative Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 [Pictures]

By Lenny Barksdale | 19th August 2014

The stars stepped out onto the red carpet for one of the glitziest ceremonies of awards season: the Creative Primetime Emmys.Having previously won for NBC's political drama 'The West Wing' as White House press secretary...

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James Corden's Gone All USA: But Which Other Comedy Brits Have Flown Across The Pond?

By Charlotte Court | 8th August 2014

It looks like British favourite James Corden has successfully sealed his fate as another Brit over on American shores with his appointment as the new host of CBS’ Late Late Show all but confirmed by...

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A Week In Movies: Get On Up Premieres, Cooper Cooks In London, Trailers For Tusk, Mockingjay, The Hobbit And Mad Max

By Rich Cline | 1st August 2014

The stars came out for the New York premiere this week of Get on Up, starring Chadwick Boseman as Godfather of Soul James Brown. He was joined on the red carpet by costars Dan Aykroyd...

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Film Franchises That Go On Forever

By Charlotte Court | 31st July 2014

The Hobbit trilogy has been criticised by some viewers for having too little content spread too thinly over the course of too many films. Originally, the idea was to split the 1937 J. R. R....

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The Best Movie Trailers To Emerge From Comic-con 2014

By Charlotte Court | 30th July 2014

The San Diego Comic-Con may be over but the buzz surrounding its contents is only just beginning. Showing teasers left, right and centre, the convention has set the scene for an exciting year of film.Here...

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Middle Earth Is Ravaged By War In 'The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies' [Trailer + Pictures]

By Jack de Aguilar | 29th July 2014

As promised by the release of Smaug from Eribor, war has descended upon Middle Earth and threatens to strip landscape of peace, serenity and beauty. The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies finally has...

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'Fargo' Upping Sticks To Sioux Falls For Season 2 - But You Knew That Already?

By Michael West | 23rd July 2014

The second season of FX's critically acclaimed series Fargo will feature a new setting and new cast, it's executive producer Noah Hawley has announced. The series starring Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton is a...

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'The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies' Gets A Facebook Photo Tease

By Jack de Aguilar | 22nd July 2014

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ won’t be out for another 6 months, which means it’s just the right time to start dripping teaser photos, trailer snippets and plot bytes to keep Tolkienites’...

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Fargo Season 2 Takes Tips From True Detective

By Hannah Woodhead | 22nd July 2014

John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks, announced at the TCA Awards that the next season of the acclaimed television series based on the Coen Brothers' 1996 film of the same name will feature an all-new...

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'Richard Iii': Martin Freeman’S Shakespearean Turn Won’T Be His Crowning Glory

By Lauren James | 10th July 2014

Richard III, Jamie Lloyd's latest Shakespearean staging, has debuted in London to much clamour from fans of The Hobbit actor Martin Freeman, who is cast in the titular lead role. Whilst Freeman's casting is a...

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'Sherlock' Season 4 Promises To Be "Most Shocking & Surprising" Yet

By Elinor Cosgrave | 3rd July 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman will be returning to 221B Baker Street next year as Sherlock and Watson. The series' creators, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, have confirmed the series will return for a special...

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Sherlock Twitter Deluge Reveals Information On Special Plus New Series

By Jack de Aguilar | 2nd July 2014

As promised, The BBC revealed details of Sherlock’s upcoming adventures at 2:21pm today (July 2). The Tweets hint at “the most shocking and surprising” series yet, much to the delight of the show’s dedicated fan...

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"Fargo" Showrunner Noah Hawley Talks Hard Work, Toil And The Creative Process

By Victoria Pavlova | 18th June 2014

Fargo viewers are split on last night’s finale – for some it was a disappointing ending to an otherwise great show, for others it cemented the series' place as "one of the year's best dramas."While...

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'The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies': What We Know, So Far

By Sophie Miskiw | 29th April 2014

We’ve got to admit The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies certainly sounds a lot more climactic than The Hobbit: There and Back Again. The producers seem to agree as well, considering they have officially...

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Why Did Peter Jackson Change Hobbit Film's Name To 'The Battle Of The Five Armies'?

By Jack de Aguilar | 27th April 2014

Despite some early criticisms, Peter Jackson’s ‘Hobbit’ trilogy has provided some memorable moments in the ever-expanding Tolkien universe. With one film left, due to be released this December, a high profile name change has taken...

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Introducing 'Fargo', Your New 'Breaking Bad', 'True Detective', Etc, Etc

By Michael West | 22nd April 2014

Fargo regularly finds itself on the top rung of movie buffs' top lists, so when a TV adaptation was announced last year, there was obvious scepticism. Writer and showrunner Noah Hawley is the man behind...

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'Fargo' Proves A Pleasantly Dark Surprise For UK Audiences

By Stephanie Chase | 21st April 2014

Last night UK viewers got their first look at ‘Fargo’ on the small screen as the series debuted on Channel 4. Based on the Coen brothers' 1996 movie of the same name, many didn't know...

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The Next 'Breaking Bad'? 'Fargo' Ep. 1 Is A Must-see [Video]

By Lauren James | 16th April 2014

New television series Fargo premiered last night on FX, giving American audiences a first taste of the adaptation of the Coen Brothers famed 1996 dark comedy. Starring Martin Freeman ('The Hobbit') and Billy Bob Thornton...

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What Can We Expect From Fx's 'Fargo' Tonight?

By Stephanie Chase | 16th April 2014

Tonight marks the premiere of FX’s new mini series ‘Fargo’, based on the Coen Brothers movie of the same name. Whilst the film has become more than worthy of the cult classic title, what exactly...

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Is Fx's 'Fargo' Tv Series The Next Big Thing?

By Michael West | 15th April 2014

The TV series adaptation of the Coen brothers Oscar-winning movie Fargo has received strong reviews ahead of its premiere on FX tonight. The show stars Billy Bob Thornton as Lorne Larvo, who arrives in a...

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Bob Odenkirk On The "Intense Evil And Darkness" Of Fargo

By Jack de Aguilar | 12th April 2014

Bob Odenkirk isn’t a stranger to dark themes being explored on TV, especially having played the much loved and key character of Saul Goodman – lawyer to both Walter White and Jesse Pinkman – on...

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More Bard Than Bilbo? What To Expect From 'The Hobbit: There And Back Again'

By Sophie Miskiw | 10th April 2014

Yesterday saw the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on DVD, which leaves us free to obsessively think about the final instalment of the trilogy! The Hobbit: There and Back Again is the...

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Which Of These Movies Will Be The Biggest Of 2014?

By Sophie Miskiw | 10th April 2014

The Lego Movie is sitting firmly atop the highest grossing movies of 2014 list, having raked in over $410 million. The animated film has been a huge hit with cinema goers and critics, although we’re...

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Three Major Predictions For 'The Hobbit There And Back Again'

By Victoria Pavlova | 9th April 2014

We’re two films, five hours and one cliffhanger into The Hobbit film series and final installment, There And Back Again, is due out in December. This means we’re in for about eight months of speculation....

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Six Studios Suing Megaupload's Kim Dotcom Over Copyright Infringement

By Jack de Aguilar | 8th April 2014

Litigation from one major film studio would be more than enough for one website handle, but Megaupload.com - and its founder, Kim Dotcom - is facing the wrath of six separate films studios who allege...

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Martin Freeman Lands Richard Iii Role In Shakespeare Play

By Nick Hill | 5th April 2014

Martin Freeman has followed his 'Sherlock' co-star Benedict Cumberbatch to a London stage production.The 42 year-old will play Richard III in his first ever Shakespearean role this coming summer. Freeman will play the Machiavellian King...

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88 Years Later, Jrr Tolkien's 'Beowulf' Is To Hit Bookshelves

By Michael West | 20th March 2014

JRR Tolkien's translation of the epic Beowulf is to be published for the first time almost 90 years after its completion. Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary will be published in May, giving Tolkien fans an...

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Is 'Svengali' Really The Funniest British Film In Years?

By Jack de Aguilar | 17th March 2014

'Svengali' pulls together some of the most popular British actors and comedians for a film that satirises the music industry. At the centre of all this is Dixie, a postman from South Wales played by...

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'Svengali': A Rock 'N' Roll Comedy For Musos With An All-star British Cast [Trailer + Pictures]

By Lauren James | 13th March 2014

The trailer has been released for new British music movie Svengali, a 21st century look at the British music industry and how minnows can become big fish on the scene. The comedy focusses on one...

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'Fargo' Tv Series Will Reach Your Eyes, And Ears, Via Channel 4

By Jack de Aguilar | 10th March 2014

Channel 4 is the lucky winner of 'Fargo', the new TV series based on The Coen Brothers’ famous film. We say lucky because loads of people are going to watch it, but there’s also scant...

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