Staying in this weekend? Bored with the telly? Then seek out the highly underrated Brit flick Wild Bill. It stars the incredible Charlie Creed Miles and is directed by Dexter ‘Press Gang’ Fletcher. Don’t pre-judge this flick as a standard cockney geezer/gangster effort, it has far more character to it than that. It has a raft of well known British supporting actors including Marc Warren, Leo Gregory, Andy Serkis, Sean Pertwee and Jason Flemyng.
If you like Westerns then you’ll love Wild Bill.
It was announced a few weeks back that Avengers director Joss Wedon was in negotiations to produce a TV series for ABC, based on a Marvel property, following his confirmation that he’ll be writing and directing a sequel to the hugely successful Avengers movie. For a while I was convinced he was going to remake The Incredible Hulk for the small screen but apparently Guillermo del Toro already has that TV series in-development, instead it appears that Whedon will be bringing S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division) to living rooms across the globe.
For anyone unfamiliar with S.H.I.E.L.D. (don’t feel too bad because you’ve probably had sex with an actual lady), it’s basically a military law enforcement agency and peacekeeping group spearheaded by Nick Fury, who was played by Samuel L. Jackson in the Marvel movies. The organisation was responsible for bring the Avengers together but apart from these very basic details little else is known about the planned TV series. There is of course hope that the brilliant Gregg Clark, who plays Agent Phil Coulson in the Marvel movies, will have a primary role and there’s no confirmation if Jackson will resume his role as Nick Fury for the small screen.
America just managed to turn one of the funniest British TV shows of all time into a moderately warm turd!
When the third series of Eastbound & Down ended earlier this year it was assumed the hit show starring Danny Mcbride had finished for good. But, keeping in mind that golden rule about assuming nothing when it comes to the world of TV, HBO officially announced today that the series will now return for a surprise fourth season for only eight episodes, which will be broadcast next year.
Mcbride and show co-creator Jody Hill have always maintained that they had no intention of ‘stringing‘ the series out and just last year Hill suggested that a trilogy of seasons seemed like the most natural way to conclude the story of Kenny Powers. Without going into any spoilers the end of series three pretty much neatly wrapped things up for the chaotic baseball pitcher, but when you’ve got a hit series on your hands, high ratings, a solid fanbase and the possibility of making even more money, why say no.
If you didn’t know already Obama’s health-care legislation was upheld yesterday by the Supreme Court meaning that America for the first time joins the ranks of countries with similar national health care. Of course Fox News and CNN, either in their haste to gather those awkward things called ‘facts’, or through their very own disbelief at such a surprise ruling, didn’t report the right story.
They instead informed their viewers that the Supreme Court had in fact ruled against Obama’s health-care law. Until of course they actually took time out from speaking into camera to read the actual document.
Words cannot express just how excited I am.
If you are fortunate enough to have fancy non-council telly in your house then set your Betamax video recorders for 9pm tonight on Sky Atlantic for Alan Partridge: Welcome To The Places Of My Life.
The one hour special kicks off the brand new mini series which sees the much anticapated return of the much loved and equally hated fictional radio and television presenter Alan Partridge as he revisits his hometown of Norfolk, revealing that the only sticks he uses in life are those that are made from trees.
It’s immediately followed by the first episode of Armando Iannucci’s new politically themed comedy Veep starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President Selina Meyer.