|And he hasn't even gone.
|Hold on, that's not him!
What am I gargling on about? DAVID "Where Are My Trousers?" TENNANT
is reprising his role as Hamlet
(along with the rest of the excellent cast) for television. BBC2 no less.
channel! You can read the story HERE
but so far there's no date fixed though OLIVER "Ford" DAVIES
did blab some time ago that they were filming in June. As regular blogites
will know, I caught the production in Stratford~Upon~Avon
last year and subsequently posted a review HERE
. I actively
encourage you to catch it when it screens, even if you think Shakespeare
is a bit duff (which many do) - the production will make you forget who wrote it.
Elsewhere in 'real' life (something I don't like to normally 'talk' about but find I am increasingly recently), one of the short films I made was shown at a film symposium
recently. It was a bit embarrassing (as I'm in it) to have it splattered across the big screen in front of 80/100 strong audience but incredibly flattering that RAUL "John Malkovich Is His Referee, No Really" RUIZ
choose it (and introduced it beautifully) for viewing. It was the only 'student' film to be shown so my back was sore after all that patting. Anyway, self~indulgence
Yup, he really was on IDOL! Again!! (Poor Adam, sniff...)
TV is dying a bit these days. All the US shows have finished and all we've got in Blighty is THE APPRENTICE
and that's purty
much it. I've been watching ASHES TO ASHES
which may surprise those of you who remember my slating of it last year (didn't last the full series) but I gave it another chance and am glad I did. The characters have become less of a parody with episodes concentrated on the narrative and intriguing ongoing backstory. Much less of her going on about everything in self~referencing, all too knowing way. FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS
is on BBC FOUR
, though as some of you know, I was watching US style (*coughs*
). The latest episode in the UK was my fave, featuring a superb MAGNOLIA pastiche
and the tit~tuggingly
tittersome tune, I've Got Hurt Feelings
. You can read my review of that episode HERE
Eminem is not very good. Movie~wise
, not so much either. I caught NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 2
(though I note with interest that its release title in the States is Night At The Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
- are we Brits too dumb to understand? Possibly.) and was foolish enough to adorn trousers to the event. Yup, I forgot that AMY "Be Still My Beating Heart" ADAMS
was in it. Cam 0-1,534 Dry Cleaner.
And, as usual, she's the best thing about it and worth seeing it for her alone. Some other stuff happens in it but if you've seen the first one then you'll not be surprised by its sequel. It's not terrible though the inclusion of Darth "The Guv'nor" Vader
misjudged, coming off like a skit on kids TV. And I think that RICKY GERVAIS
should perhaps keep his trap shut when it comes to criticising the state of the UK film industry and get back to making proper
There's no way she would fall for Ben Stiller. Is there...?
'Til the next time,
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