In case you missed it here’s the much anticipated trailer for the eighth series of Dr Who, which was broadcast on BBC One last night during the World Cup final.
As expected Twitter went into fanboy meltdown as the world finally got a glimpse of Peter Capaldi as the new Dr. Also a T-Rex outside the Houses Of Parliament, which considering the current sordid climate of scandal, would be a welcome reality.
Yes UK channel 5USA have done it again. Not content at depriving viewers of Breaking Bad a few years ago, channel big-wigs have now axed the hit American crime series Justified from their schedule. Well done people, engage UK viewers for four full seasons then pull the rug from right underneath them and leave them hanging in the wind.
As fans over the pond currently enjoy the fifth and penultimate season of the Emmy award nominated series, UK viewers will just have to make do with the previous four and be bloody grateful. As engaging content on British TV continues to dry up over here, (Mrs Brown’s Boys anyone?), it seems our transatlantic cousins are enjoying a wealth of rich and captivating television, while we might even be forced to go outside and do something more constructive instead, or God forbid talk to the wife.
(via Digital Spy)
If you’ve seen The Wolf Of Wall Street or have read the brilliant book Cityboy by Geraint Anderson then this video clip of a repugnantly wealthy white man in a suit gloating that it’s great we live in a world with so many poor people, won’t come as much of a surprise.
Incidentally the man in the clip is Kevin O’Leary who is worth over $300m and once graduated from college with a degree in environmental studies and…wait for it… anthropology.
Hollywood actor/stand-up comedian Russell Brand appeared on this week’s Newsnight with host Jeremy Paxman and went into a fantastic rant about the reasoning behind his personal decision to refrain from voting.
Regardless if you’re fan of Brand’s work or not there is no denying that he makes some valid points throughout the chat and it’s refreshing to see someone as passionate and as animated about what’s going on in the world today.
Here’s the first official trailer and look at the new Michael Bay produced pirate TV series called Black Sails.
It begins in January and will be shown on the American Starz channel, but no word yet which UK channel will pick it up over here. Apparently work has already begun on a commissioned second series. Black Sails focuses on Captain Flint 20 years before the events of Traesure Island take place and will be set in New Providence a corner of the world described by series creators as a haven of pirates, thieves, prostitutes and fortune seekers….much like Los Angeles.
First off this post and the related video contains a whole wad of spoilers for the Emmy award winning drama series Breaking Bad. So if you haven’t watched the show or are currently behind in catching up to the finale:
DO NOT READ ON OR WATCH THE VIDEO!
A bright spark by the name of Bonnie Rose has expertly put together a fantastic video, (above), which suggests, with evidence, that Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan may have actually based the entire series on the Marty Robbins’s song El Paso, which was featured in the final episode for the series entitled Felina.
Rose explains on her Vimeo page:
When Stephen Colbert talked to Vince Gilligan about the song El Paso used in the season finale of Breaking Bad, he asked if Felina was Jesse or the blue meth, and Vince basically said Felina was the blue meth.. Viewed that way, the song El Paso matches up with not only the scene it was used in and the season finale, but the entire series. Or at least I was able to shoehorn it all in, I have no idea if this is how the creators meant any of this. So I put together the rest of it, just the way I saw it, to the whole song before and after the actual scene from the finale.
Confused? Just sit back and watch as song lyrics melt perfectly into the entire plot of Breaking Bad.
As a huge fan of the 1996 Coen brother’s classic Fargo I was a little apprehensive when I heard there were plans to turn the movie into a TV mini series. As more details emerged about the project my fears were allayed following the Coen Brothers announcement that they themselves would act as executive producers on the 10 part series and that the plot would be entirely different from the film, focusing on another story of crime, deception and murder with new characters, albeit in the same bitterly cold location.
Today FX officially announced the cast with Billy Bob Thronton as a ruthless, manipulative man who crosses paths with a meek small town insurance salesman played by Martin Freeman and through a set of circumstances the pair embark on a path of destruction. Colin Hanks has also been confirmed as a single dad and Duluth police deputy and the always excellent Oliver Platt has signed on too.
No word yet on an expected broadcasting date.