British actor Ian Holm (Lord of the Rings, Alien) has passed away

We are sad to report that British stage & screen actor Ian Holm has died in London aged 88, his agent confirmed to the Guardian. He has many well-known roles in Film & TV including Ash in Alien, Father Vito Cornelius in The Fifth Element, Chef Skinner in Ratatouille, and Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film series.

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Audio Review: Sherlock Holmes – The Master of Blackstone Grange

Review by Ian McArdell


Now in it’s fourth box-set, writer Jonathan Barnes has provided a slight twist with his latest Sherlock Holmes adventure. Rather than a four-part tale, this release consists of a three-parter, plus a single Christmas Special which was previously available as a download in the festive season. Continue reading

‘A Dozen Summers’ being released on DVD

http://dozensummersmovie.co.uk/wp-content/themes/fullscreen/themify/img.php?src=http://dozensummersmovie.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Background-Pic-5-1024x576.jpg&w=745&h=381&zc=1From British writer/director Kenton Hall; ‘A Dozen Summers‘  is described as two 12 year old girls who hi-jack a movie and turn it into a story about their lives. This is an interesting concept in and of itself but also consider the lead roles are played by Hall’s own daughters Scarlet & Hero Hall and Kenton himself plays their father in the film.The film starts with some wonderfully hilarious voice-over from Colin Baker (of Doctor Who fame) which sets the comedy bar high. Through-out there are ‘various fourth-wall moments’ and references to the many tropes and devices used by film-makers.

4/5 ‘Bold, Hopeful British indie comedy/drama at it’s best’

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Review: A Dozen Summers (2015)

Sometimes upon hearing the premise of a film I think ‘This will either be dreadful or amazing….but either way I need to watch it to find out…‘; ‘A Dozen Summers’ certainly falls under this category.

From British writer/director Kenton Hall; this film is described as two 12 year old girls who hi-jack a movie and turn it into a story about their lives. This is an interesting concept in and of itself but also consider the lead roles are played by Hall’s own daughters Scarlet & Hero Hall and Kenton himself plays their father in the film.

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Blu-Ray Review: Withnail & I (Limited Edition)

Arrow Films is releasing a new limited edition Blu-Ray set of the British cult comedy Withnail-Iclassic Withnail & I (1987) from Writer/Director Bruce Robinson and starring Richard E. Grant , Paul McGannRichard Griffiths. This exclusive limited edition set will come packaged as a hardback book and includes new writing on the films, reprints of key press articles, deleted scenes and more over 200 pages and features original production stills.
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