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Television icon Ellen DeGeneres (pictured) will return to host the Oscars® for a second time, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Academy Awards® will be broadcast live on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014, on the ABC Television Network.
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‘Sound bite’ of the week …….

“I had no idea that there would be death threats or a bomb scare. It was a really scary time.”     Ellen DeGeneres (in an interview with Associated Press) remembers the effect ‘coming out’ had, as both she and her character in the ABC sitcom Ellen, admitted publicly they […]

NEWSFLASH! Till death do us part – Horror Channel style
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NEWSFLASH! Till death do us part – Horror Channel style

The month of May is anything but merry on the Horror Channel this year.  With a collection of eight weekend premieres including such network and UK firsts as Seed of Chucky and the contemporary shockers The Divide and Daybreakers, it appears that no-one will be safe after the 9.00pm watershed […]

Remembering Sid James – a right carry on
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Remembering Sid James – a right carry on

“Sid was a darling man and that’s the only way I can describe him. He was always very kind to the ladies and he was always very protective about the ladies. He was a very very sad loss.”     The late actress Joan Sims remembering her friend and frequent […]

NEWSFLASH! Taking Madonna back to her roots
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NEWSFLASH! Taking Madonna back to her roots

A new bio-pic about Ms Material Girl herself, Madonna, is apparently in the preliminary stages of production. The Hollywood Reporter – the gossip bible of the movie world – claims the script for the proposed film has already been snapped up by Universal, and is to be produced by Brett […]

Their Finest (2017)
Film Review

Their Finest (2017)

Their Finest is one of those warm, fuzzy crowd-pleasers, radiating a cosy charm as it gently unfurls towards a satisfying climax with the minimal amount of fuss, and where not having enough water to make a decent cuppa is the closest we come to dramatic peril. As with An Education […]

The Void (2016)
DVD Review

The Void (2016)

I guess in the world of modern film it must, inevitably, become increasingly difficult to come up with fresh ideas. Many things which you see at the cinema now are mere variations of what has gone before: add a few tweaks – a new character, a different location – but […]

A Man for All Seasons (1966)
DVD Review

A Man for All Seasons (1966)

A Man for All Seasons (1966) is a delight to watch.  The multi-Oscar winning period drama charts the true story of the fall of Sir Thomas Moore (Paul Scofield) England’s Chancellor during the reign of Henry VIII (Robert Shaw), who lost his head because he stood up to the tyrant […]

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02:  Kate Hudson attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.com)
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‘Sound bite’ of the week …….

‘ “I have zero problems when people say, “God, you look like your mother”. I go, “Well, great! Thanks!” ‘     Actress Kate Hudson – who turned 38 this week, on 19th April – on being compared with her famous mother, Goldie Hawn.  

NEWSFLASH! Greetings from outer space ……
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NEWSFLASH! Greetings from outer space ……

With the arrival of the new Alien film – Alien: Covenant – due at any moment, crew members of the colony ship Covenant have been sending update transmissions back to earth.     Despite the reports from Crew Mates Daniels and Oram initially looking positive, it soon becomes clear that all may not […]