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  • The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists

    Movie Review | Ali | 29th March 2012

    There are two things guaranteed in this life: 1) Hugh Grant is so debonair he could charm the pants off a concrete nun, and 2) No one does animation quite like Aardman. Put these two sure things together and it's no surprise that The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists is the first truly great animated film of the year: a painstakingly-modelled laugh riot that boggles the mind while tickling the funnybone.

  • Is everyman Martin Freeman actually EVERY man?

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 4th January 2012

    Martin Freeman, we are told in every review of everything he's ever been in, from the BBC's Sherlock to his local Mecca Bingo, is an everyman. But is he ...? (*tension music*)

  • Sherlock - A Scandal in Belgravia

    TV Review | Ed Williamson | 2nd January 2012

    (*chants*) Sherlock's got a girlfriend, Sherlock's got a girlfriend! (*ages by five years*) Sherlock's a virgin, Sherlock's a virgin! (*ages by fifteen years, clears throat*) Good evening. Here is a serious review of Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia, which was transmitted by the British Broadcasting Corporation last night.

  • The first rule of Fight Club is "the game is afoot"

    TV Video | Ed Williamson | 21st December 2011

    Or it's "elementary", or something. What did Sherlock Holmes used to say before it was all about Robert Downey Jr wearing dresses? Look, just click this for a Sherlock trailer and forget I said anything.

  • Sherlock series 2 update update...UPDATE

    TV News | Matt Looker | 4th August 2011

    Some news has been flying around recently about the second series of Sherlock and, seeing as I haven't been bothered to report any of it, I thought I'd collate it all into one big infogasm. THIS IS THE NEWS.

  • Look, it's Bilbo Baggins

    Movie News | Ali | 23rd June 2011

    Hobbit fans, commence smoking of the weed: the first official stills have been released. As a bonus, they're watermarked with Entertainment Weekly logos, in case you forget they are ALL POWERFUL.

  • Sherlock sticks BAFTA in pipe, smokes it

    TV News | Ed Williamson | 23rd May 2011

    One thing I like about the BAFTA TV Awards is how none of them is called 'Best'' anything. What's more British than that? It's like sports day when the kid who turned up with no kit and had to run in his pants still got a prize because everyone's supposed to get treated the same. If that kid were here today and not strung out on glue in a car park stairwell somewhere, he'd tell you the BAFTA TV Awards 2011 winners are all after the jump.

  • Martin Freeman to transfer to Wernham Hogg's Shire branch

    Movie News | Chris | 22nd October 2010

    Martin Freeman has signed on to play Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's upcoming adaptation of The Hobbit. No word on whether or not his contract prohibits gay hobbit pillow fights, though.

  • Martin Freeman turned down Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit

    Movie News | Ali | 7th September 2010

    Why? Because never shall meet the worlds of Slough and Middle-Earth.

  • Wild Target

    Movie Review | Matt | 23rd June 2010

    Bill Nighy, Rupert Grint, Martin Freeman, even Rab C Nesbitt...all secretly smirking on a bright white background surrounded by guns and money. Yup, this is a poster for a right ol' English caper. There's even a pink cat, because we Brits love a good 'animal dyed a funny colour' joke. And then there's Emily Blunt who should just know better. Not that this is a particularly terrible film, it's just that everything about it screams silly and twee British farce. And for once Richard Curtis is nowhere to be seen.