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Pan Review

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After several high-profile grown-up movies (from Atonement to Anna Karenina), director Joe Wright aims this Peter Pan origin story squarely at children. So while it's far too manic and broad for adults, this adventure will be the most exciting movie any 8-year-old has seen in years. It's colourful and fantastical, and it thankfully doesn't indulge in reworking the beloved J.M. Barrie stories. Instead, it imagines an action-packed prequel universe.

As German bombs fall on London during the Blitz, young Peter (Levi Miller) is up to all kinds of mischief in the grim orphanage overseen by Mother Barnabas (Kathy Burke), who sells bad boys to airborne pirates. Sure enough, one night Peter is taken, sailing into the sky to Neverland, where he is sent to work in the mines for the swaggering, heartless Captain Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman). In the mines Peter is befriended by the adventurer Hook (Garrett Hedlund), and when Peter discovers that he can fly they make their escape. Blackbeard chases them out into the woods, where they take refuge with Princess Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara) and her tribe, which is convinced that Peter is the child of a prophecy that will lead the fairy kingdom to freedom. But just when Peter learns who his parents really were, Blackbeard catches up with them.

This is an old-school kids' movie, packed with larger-than-life characters and outrageously imaginative action sequences that make the most of the 3D cinematography. Yes, there's so much digital trickery going on that the movie is essentially a cartoon, but it's so vividly explosive that it's a lot of fun to watch. And many of the big set-pieces are genuinely thrilling. There's also quite a lot of fun to be had in the way the story twists the familiar characters around. Obviously, Hook couldn't have always been a bad guy; here he's one of the heroes, and he still has both hands, which hints that further prequel adventures may be on the cards.

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Pan - International Trailer


Peter was but a small boy when he was left at an orphanage by his mother, with no belongings other than a small metal pan around his neck. For some years, he grew up with no knowledge of why he his mother left him, but things become clear when he discovers the mystical world of Neverland. 'Pan' takes us back to the very beginning of Peter Pan's story, from his unlikely friendship with James Hook to when Blackbeard was his arch nemesis, fighting in a land above the clouds, where ships sail the air and giant crocodiles lurk beneath the mermaids' lagoon. Soon Peter learns that he was prophecised to return to the land and defeat Blackbeard, with his ability to fly and his unwavering bravery being his only tools. This is a boy who never wants to grow up, but he's about to realise that sometimes maturity and responsibility falls on you without choice.

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Pan Trailer


Peter was sent to an orphanage as a young boy with nothing but a small metal pan pendant left to him by his mother, who predicted great things for her son. Indeed, he goes on to experience the most exciting childhood anyone could dream to have, flying around on airborne ships from the mystical world of Neverland. And while it may be an enjoyable time, there are still great dangers that lie before him; the most feared pirate in all the land, Blackbeard, is out to bring the land under his tyrannous rule and Peter finds himself a target. Meanwhile, he meets James Hook, a fellow traveller who becomes his friend and protector, and it isn't long before he then bumps into a vibrant tribe led by the formidable Tiger Lily, who reveals to him that his arrival marks the end of the pirates' terror. But Peter is just a boy, and however brave he might be, does he really stand a chance against these merciless villains?

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'Game Of Thrones' Star Paul Kaye Set For 'Doctor Who' Season 9


Paul Kaye Peter Capaldi

Paul Kaye, the British star of It's All Gone Pete Tong, Blackball, Game of Thrones and, err, the BetVictor TV ads, is to star in the ninth season of Doctor Who, current filming in Cardiff. The show will return in Autumn this year, with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman back as the Doctor and Clara.

Peter CapaldiBoth Peter Capaldi [L] and Jenna Coleman [R] will return for Doctor Who season 9

Kaye will play a character named Prentis and although plot details are being kept under wraps, the actor told Den of Geek: "As a kid of the 1970s, the two shows you always watched were Top of the Pops and Doctor Who, they were unmissable. I actually wrote a song called 'Looking for Davros' in my first punk band and I sang it like a demented Dalek.

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Dracula Untold Trailer


Vlad III Tepes is the Prince of Wallachia and a warrior with a fearsome reputation. Thought of by many as a hero with the ability to defeat armies of men, and by others as a powerful and often cruel adversary, Vlad is facing a huge challenge. Sultan Mehmed II is preparing for battle and he needs a thousand young boys to join his army, and thus Vlad's son is being dragged into the conflict. Determined to protect his family, he sets out to find a way to protect his people single-handedly, so that no children must face the dangers of war. It's then he comes across a dark beast with the power to transform him, and he becomes Dracula; an immortal, blood-drinking demon with the ability to morph into a bat and defend whole cities of civilians. Unfortunately, few are welcoming of his new form and it seems that even those he is striving to protect will turn against him.

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8 Minutes Idle Review


Good

British filmmaker Martin Simon Hewis uses dark humour and visual trickery to overcome what is clearly a very small budget. So even if the comedy feels low-key and uneven, it continually catches us off-guard with inventive touches that bring out deeper themes. It's also strongly reminiscent of that time of life when youthful carelessness has to give way to grown-up responsibilities. And the characters are hilariously realistic.

Set in a Bristol call centre, the story focuses on Dan (Hughes), a hapless guy who has just been thrown out of his house by his angry mother (Haywood), who's sure he let his drunken dad (Kaye) steal her winning lottery ticket. With nowhere to live, Dan takes his cat and camps out in the office without telling his colleagues, a gang of bored phone operators (including Thomas, Ashton and Ladwa) who liven things up with pranks and after-hours partying. But his life gets even more complicated when his maneating boss (Lombard) tells him to sack Teri (Lovibond), the coworker he has a secret crush on.

In other words, amid all of the workplace antics, Dan needs to grow up and sort out his life. But it's a lot more fun to hang out with his goofy colleagues and let someone else take responsibility. The script nicely captures this time of life without ever getting heavy-handed about it, focussing on the colourful characters and situations as well as the internal fantasies that torment Dan. Hughes plays him as one of those standard British protagonists who can't quite get anything right, and yet we root for him. Lovibond is a feisty foil for him, although their rom-com subplot remains in the film's margins. And the surrounding cast bring all kinds of sparky wit to their roles.

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Game Of Thrones Season 3 Premiere

Paul Kaye - Game of Thrones Season 3 premiere at One Marleybone - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 26th March 2013

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Game Of Thrones Season 3 Trailer Finally Hits (Watch)


Thomas Sangster HBO Clive Russell Richard Dormer Paul Kaye Anton Lesser Tobias Menzies Tara Fitzgerald Kristofer Hivju

Game of Thrones season 3 is on it’s way, and if the dark television adverts aren’t enough to convince you, then the new trailer will have to do. And it’s good; oh it’s good. If you thought seasons 1 and 2 were big, then it’s about to get bigger.

We’ve only got around a month to go before the season three premiere, so HBO have really made us wait for this trailer. But now it’s here, we can’t wait to see some epic sword sinking action. This new season will see 14 – that’s right – 14 new cast members for the show.

 

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Pusher Review


Grim

This film may look sleek and urgent, but it never feels like anything more than a run-of-the-mill London drugs thriller. The cast is good, and the imagery is striking, but it never adds anything new to the genre. And it certainly doesn't have the bracing impact of the original 1996 film, which introduced the world to Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive).

It centres on the young drug dealer Frank (Coyle), who with his friend Tony (Webb) is trying to bring a huge stash of drugs from Amsterdam to London. The cops are brutally trying to force Frank into turning in evidence against his supplier Milo (Buric), which puts him in a very bad position. With Milo's henchman (Ferda) breathing down his neck, Frank tries to call in his debts and raise enough cash so he and his stripper girlfriend Flo (Deyn) can get away. But all of his plans seem to go awry, which strains his relationship with Flo because he doesn't want to tell her the truth.

This is one of those movies in which events squeeze in on the central character from every side, forcing him to increasingly desperate actions. And Spanish director Prieto has a lurid visual style that jolts the screen with energy, even if it leaves everything feeling rather superficial. Coyle finds Frank's intriguing edges, playing him as a cocky nice guy whose confidence is beaten out of him. As he becomes a shell of himself, we have quite a bit of sympathy with him. So it's a shame that we never really feel much chemistry between Frank and Flo.

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Leaving The Laurence Olivier Awards Luncheon

Paul Kaye Tuesday 27th March 2012 leaving The Laurence Olivier Awards Luncheon

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Whatsonstage.com Awards Concert Held At The Prince Of Wales Theatre - Arrivals

Paul Kaye Sunday 19th February 2012 Whatsonstage.com Awards Concert held at the Prince of Wales Theatre - Arrivals

Anuvahood Review


Weak
Essentially a scruffy British stoner comedy, this colourful romp certainly manages to create a lively atmosphere. But the characters' non-stop chatter, much of which is shouted at top volume, wears us out within the first five minutes.

Kenneth (Deacon) has changed his name to K to seem more street-smart on his rough council estate. His parents (Robson and Benson) think he needs to take more responsibility in the family, so he decides to help with their money problems. Although quitting his job isn't the smartest move. Then he hatches a plan to sell drugs to the neighbourhood with the help of his dopey pals (Zonzolo, Oyeniran and Vu) and a visiting foreign student (Barbieri), but this puts him on a collision course with the estate's self-proclaimed kingpin Tyrone (Campbell).

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Arriving At Matt Lucas' House The Day After The Death Of The Comic's Ex-husband Was Announced

Paul Kaye and Matt Lucas Wednesday 7th October 2009 arriving at Matt Lucas' house the day after the death of the comic's ex-husband was announced London, England

Paul Kaye and Matt Lucas
Paul Kaye and Matt Lucas

The 6th Loaded LAFTAS 2008 At The The Cuckoo Club

Paul Kaye - Thursday 2nd October 2008 at The Cuckoo Club London, England

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Paul Kaye and Kiria
Paul Kaye and Kiria
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Paul Kaye and Kiria
Paul Kaye and Abi Titmus

Blackball Review


Grim
Apparently there is a sport in Britain with the awkward name of "lawn bowls" that is essentially shuffleboard on a grass lawn.

And apparently, this oddity merited being the subject of a feature film from National Lampoon, the former cultural touchstone that has now become the bottom feeder of American lowbrow humor.

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Paul Kaye

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Pan Movie Review

Pan Movie Review

After several high-profile grown-up movies (from Atonement to Anna Karenina), director Joe Wright aims this...

Pan - International Trailer

Pan - International Trailer

Peter was but a small boy when he was left at an orphanage by his...

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Pan Trailer

Pan Trailer

Peter was sent to an orphanage as a young boy with nothing but a small...

Dracula Untold Trailer

Dracula Untold Trailer

Vlad III Tepes is the Prince of Wallachia and a warrior with a fearsome reputation....

8 Minutes Idle Movie Review

8 Minutes Idle Movie Review

British filmmaker Martin Simon Hewis uses dark humour and visual trickery to overcome what is...

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Pusher Movie Review

Pusher Movie Review

This film may look sleek and urgent, but it never feels like anything more than...

Anuvahood Movie Review

Anuvahood Movie Review

Essentially a scruffy British stoner comedy, this colourful romp certainly manages to create a lively...

The Infidel Movie Review

The Infidel Movie Review

Astutely combining sharp comedy with complex political and theological issues, this film is packed with...

Malice in Wonderland Movie Review

Malice in Wonderland Movie Review

Packed with references to Lewis Carroll's classic, this modern-day London romp is extremely well-made and...

It's All Gone Pete Tong Movie Review

It's All Gone Pete Tong Movie Review

Whatever you think about It's All Gone Pete Tong the movie, it is unquestionably one...

It's All Gone Pete Tong Movie Review

It's All Gone Pete Tong Movie Review

A charismatically raucous and appropriately rhythmicfictional biopic about the drug-and-music-fueled career of superstar DJFrankie Wilde,...

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