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The perfect script

Here’s some movie news: Atlanta Nights, by Travis Tea, has been optioned for a film. The book was created in 2004 as part of a sting operation by members of SFWA against the publisher PublishAmerica. After the book was accepted the the hoax…

Cerebri

Just had an idea for a film that would surely be a massive success, merging two things that are very popular in various media: Gladiators vs Zombies. Tattered corpses lurching through the streets of ancient Rome to confront the serried ranks of gladiators…

Troy Kennedy Martin RIP

Veteran writer Troy Kennedy Martin has died. I’m sure the media reports of his death will centre on the fact he wrote The Italian Job, and they’re not to be blamed for that as it is iconic within British film, but for me…

Patrick Swayze RIP

Remember him with one of his greatest films:

Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus

It perhaps indicates the sort of film fans that I talk to that this was one of the most anticipated film events of the year: Sadly, as with real Hollywood films, anticipation from the trailer didn’t live up to expectation and MS vs…

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I’m not entirely sure whether these figures for the number of times certain TV shows and films have been downloaded are trustworthy – there’s an air of ‘and the World Cup Final has 5 billion people watching’* about them – but if they…

No second chances. He’s that kind of a man.

We have a new contender for the list of Greatest Things Ever: Via Graham Linehan, who states entirely reasonably: ‘This is my favourite news ever. Why isn’t this ON the news?’

All major problems solved in Liverpool

We have good news from Liverpool (via Liberal Vision), where all the important issues facing the city have clearly been solved. After all, they can’t have anything more important to deal with if they’ve got the time to carry out this consultation about…

Don’t be stupid, be a smarty, come and join the Imperial Party!

It can’t just be me who, on seeing the headline ‘Star Wars to become stage spectacle‘, had visions of Star Wars: The Musical with a chorus line of dancing stormtroopers and vogueing Wookies? Of course, if they were to do that, it’d be…

To America on election day, from Leslie Nielsen

I just wanted to tell you all good luck. We’re all counting on you.

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