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Pre-order Mama Mia

Friday, August 29th, 2008

mama-mia.jpgSo who didn’t love Mama Mia, the get up and feel good musical has been a box office success and even though it is still currently showing at the cinema it is available to pre-order.

The film see’s three men played by Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan and Stellan Skarsgard fight it out to win the heart of old flame Donna played by Meryl Streep who all simultaneously show up to her hotel in Greece because they were invited. But not by her, by her daughter Sophie, played by Amanda Seyfried who wanted a father to give her away at her wedding. As the drama unfolds it’s delightfully complimented by a series of ABBA hits performed by all the characters.

An all around feel good summer film, pre-order it now at Amazon online for just £10.98.

The Times BFI London Film Festival 2008

Friday, August 29th, 2008

fim-festiva.jpgEurope’s hottest film festival is approaching beginning on the 15th of October until the 30th 2008.

Last year saw a wonderful selection of films including hits such as Lions for Lambs, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Closing the Ring. This year promises to see more movie hits but sadly I cannot disclose the programme information as it’s not been put online yet.

The film programme for 2008 will be published on September 10th so keep checking The Times BFI London Film Festival website for programme info and tickets.

The Hills Season 2 Available To Pre-order

Friday, August 29th, 2008

the-hills-season-2.jpgI was also just as delighted to see that you can pre-order The Hills season 2 for its release date on Monday the 1st of September.

Picking up from where season 1 left off we saw Lauren chose Jason over the dream opportunity of working in Paris and as the season unfolds we see how it was her worst decision yet. The feud between Lauren vs. Heidi and Spencer escalates to the point where Heidi chooses Spencer over Lauren and moves out in the finale.

Drama followed by more drama, pre-order your copy now at Amazon online for just £12.98. One can only wait for season 3 to be released to DVD.

The Hills Season 1 Available To Buy

Friday, August 29th, 2008

the-hills-season-1.jpgAs you may have noticed I am a huge fan of The Hills which is why of being out of country for so long I was delighted to see you can now buy The Hills Season 1.

Back to the beginning before the drama really started, Lauren moved to LA to follow her dream of fashion. She began an internship at Teen Vogue, making a new bf Whitney and moved in with already bf Heidi Montag. Throughout the season we watch as drama unfolds and follows Lauren wherever she goes even back into her former flame Jason’s arms.

Buy it now at Amazon online for just £12.98.

The Hills Season 4

Friday, August 29th, 2008

All The Hills fans will be excited to know that The Hills season 4 has been picked up and is airing in the USA on Monday’s on MTV as I write.

Complete with all the drama season 4 see’s Heidi and Spencer reunited, Lauren and Stephanie’s friendship blossom and then burn, Lo and Audrina’s feud get worse and a set of new boys. At the moment all of season 1, 2 and 3 is available to buy on iTunes so it should not be long before season 4 airs in the UK.

Visit MTV and iTunes for more information on episode previews and episodes.

One Tree Hill Season 6

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Just as I got excited by Gossip Girl I realized One Tree Hill was also picked up for a sixth season and begins right after Gossip Girl airs on the CW network on September 1st.

Sadly no information is really given but what I am informed is that we will finally find out who Lucas chooses. WARNING: do not read any further if you have not finished watching the whole of season 5 on E4. To recap season 5 left off with the, in my opinion mean, cliff hanger where Lucas phones someone and asks if they want to get married in Vegas. The scene between him phoning and proposing was Brooke, Peyton and Lindsay all answering the phone but which one did he call? I was on the edge of my seat when I found out he would finally choose the girl of his dreams and cannot wait to find out who it was.

Like Gossip Girl there is no information as to when it will air in the UK but this is simply a heads up that it will start hopefully soon. Visit the CW to see the advertisement for the first episode.

Gossip Girl Season 2

Friday, August 29th, 2008

News just hit me, Gossip Girl is returning for a second season and it begins in the USA on September the 1st on the CW network.

Obviously like every time a new season starts there are plenty of spoilers going round but what I can tell you is that it begins in The Hamptons, New York’s holiday destination of the rich and powerful. Chuck and Blair the ‘meant to be’ couple are off and taking great pleasure in making each other jealous. Nate and Serena after a brief fling over summer are off and on as in the sneak peak and adverts, we see Nate jumping out the window of a married women’s bedroom. Dan has apparently been two timing two women and Little J has been on an internship with Blair’s mum Eleanor. Some how the group all end up attending The White Party where mayhem as expected breaks out.

The above information has come from sneak peaks and the Gossip Girl advertisements that you can find on You Tube and CW online. No word on when it will begin playing in the UK but all I can say is I physically cannot wait!

Love will Tear us Apart

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

ControlThis weekend I watched ‘Control’, a film based on the life of the late Ian Curtis lead singer of Joy Division. If you’re interested in Factory Records, Joy Division, beautifully made films or just tragic love stories then you need to give this a watch.

Filmed completely in black and white, the film charts Ian Curtis’ early life and career in Joy Division, right up until his suicide in 1980, aged just 23. Directed by Anton Corbijn, who filmed some of the band’s videos, ‘Control’ captures the intensity of Joy Division’s music, and the impact this had on their lead singer’s personal life. Amazingly the cast play all the music themselves – during live scenes the music you hear is the actors themselves playing and singing.

Sam Riley, who plays Ian Curtis had had no previous acting experience, but received huge critical acclaim for his portrayal of the troubled musician, despite only being born the year Curtis committed suicide.

A light-hearted rom-com this certainly isn’t, but if you’re looking for a though-provoking, emotive and wonderfully made film, you can’t do much better than ‘Control’.

Head to Amazon to pick up a copy for only £5.98.

Conducting Celebrities

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

The Maestro StudentsWhether classical music is your bag or not, we all love seeing celebrities making a fool of themselves, and a new show starting tonight on BBC2 does just that. Maestro, airing tonight at 9pm sees famous faces including comedian Sue Perkins, former Blur bassist-turned-farmer Alex James, and news-reader Katie Derham attempt to learn how to conduct the BBC Concert Orchestra. In the timeless elimination format, each week someone will be voted off by a panel of judges.

The winner will then perform at BBC Proms in the Park in Hyde Park next month, in front of a rather daunting 30,000 people.

The show aims to shed some light on the art of conducting, and as the celebrities demonstrate, it’s not just a case of waving your arms about and keeping time.

Catch the first episode tonight, BBC2 9pm, where the students undertake the first part of their training, a 3 week stay at ‘Baton Camp’.

Corden & Horne

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Gavin and StaceyOne of the UK’s hottest and funniest comedy double acts, James Corden and Mathew Horne (Smithy and Gavin in ‘Gavin & Stacey’), will be hitting our screens later in the year with their own show. BBC3 have commissioned six episodes of ‘Corden and Horne Have Come’ which will be a traditional sketch show in the style of Morecombe and Wise and filmed in front of a live studio audience. The pair will be creating new characters in sketches as well as performing as themselves.

After a recent tour to try out new material, the show is still currently being developed, but will no doubt be full of the boys usual mischievous and cheeky brand of humour.

Check out Gavin and Stacey on DVD, available at Amazon, or catch the pair presenting Big Brother’s Big Mouth on E4 this week to see what all the fuss is about…