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Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 16:06 1 Comment

Small Island

As adapted from the bestselling 2004 novel of the same name by Andrea Levy, the miniseries Small Island observes the experiences of two very different married couples – one Jamaican, the other British – whose lives intersect at a point in post-WWII England when the relationship between their parent countries is about to irrevocably change. David Oyelowo and Naomie Harris star as Gilbert and Hortense, Jamaican immigrants who wed in a marriage of convenience and must battle bigotry and intense social rejection from the British on a daily basis. All that they really want is to be proud and happy subjects at the United Kingdom, when it would be easy to feel resentment and fury given the circumstances: many of their fellow countrymen are the descendants of Jamaicans who had been forcibly enslaved to the British Empire in an earlier era. Meanwhile, the couple’s married English landlords, Bernard (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Queenie (Ruth Wilson) are still rebounding from the experience of a lengthy wartime separation. Queenie projects an unusual attitude toward Gilbert and Hortense, given her lack of bigotry and unquestioning acceptance, but this ironically threatens to create more problems than it solves.

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Monday, June 28th, 2010 17:06 4 Comments

Dark Nature

A family holiday turns into a fight for survival in the inhospitable wilderness of remote Scotland.

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Monday, June 28th, 2010 16:06 Comments Off

Tipping the Velvet

Dramatised from Sarah Waters’ acclaimed debut novel, “Tipping the Velvet” tells the story of Nancy Astley (Rachael Stirling), a young girl who works as cook and waitress in her Father’s seaside restaurant – that is until she witnesses the extraordinary performance of a new-to-town male impersonator – Kitty Butler (Keeley Hawes) – and begins to undergo a complete life transformation. Suddenly whipped up – and quickly flung down – by her love affair with Kitty, she experiences both euphoria and deep disillusion as she embarks on a seven-year journey of self-discovery – finally realizing that a life of sensation just isn’t enough.

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Sunday, June 27th, 2010 18:06 Comments Off

S.N.U.B!

A junior minister in the British Government discovers a terrorist plot to detonate a nuclear device in London. Putting self-preservation first, he flees with a young American political advisor to a re-commissioned Secret Nuclear Underground Bunker – S.N.U.B. They find themselves entombed in the bunker with a disparate group of individuals caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. The terrorist bomb is found, but attempts by bomb disposal experts fail to prevent it exploding, destroying central London and contaminating the surrounding countryside. As a result of the blast a group of dangerous convicts break out from a local high security prison, but are contaminated with radiation and start to mutate. The mutants infiltrate the bunker and one by one the occupants endure a horrible, grisly death. Eventually one of the survivors escapes from the bunker to make contact with the outside world and a rescue helicopter is organised. But inside the S.N.U.B. the mutants are closing in. Not everyone will make it…

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Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 15:06 1 Comment

Silver Dream Racer

A young hot-headed motorbike enthusiast inherits the prototype for an incredibly fast machine which was designed by his brother. He successfully gets the finance for it, and uses the bike to challenge for the world championship at Silverstone.

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Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 09:06 Comments Off

One Night in Turin

Before the Premier League and multi-million pound salaries, in England ‘football’ was a dirty word. The game was in disgrace, the fans, hooligans, the nation, it seemed, were all played out. Then there was Italia ’90 – The World Cup – a shot at redemption. But this was no ordinary World Cup and no ordinary time. The manager, Sir Bobby Robson, was under intense media scrutiny, and his team described as ‘donkeys’. Yet over six short weeks, through their heroic exploits they united a nation, coming within a heart beat of reaching the World Cup Final. Narrated by Gary Oldman, featuring match action – from Platt’s last-gasp winner against Belgium to the silky skills of Gazza and the cool finishing of Linekar – and previously unseen footage, this is the definitive story of England’s greatest footballing adventure on foreign soil….so far.

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Monday, June 14th, 2010 10:06 Comments Off

Bathory

Bathory is based on the legends surrounding the life and deeds of Countess Elizabeth Bathory known as the greatest murderess in the history of mankind. Contrary to popular belief, Elizabeth Bathory was a modern Renaissance woman who ultimately fell victim to mens aspirations for power and wealth.

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Friday, June 11th, 2010 16:06 Comments Off

La prima linea

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Friday, June 11th, 2010 15:06 Comments Off

Roy Chubby Brown: Bad Taste

For all his bad taste, Roy Chubby Brown is undeniably something of a phenomena. For over 20 years, he has built an extremely strong career solely on the basis of his live comedy shows and has done incredibly well at it. Early on, he marketed himself as the UK comedian who would use as much profanity as possible and make the most controversial, lewd, offensive and outrageous remarks. While that choice closed some doors, audiences loved his off colour, common man approach, and, as the legend goes, Chubby has only to post an announcement of an upcoming live performance and, through word of mouth, audiences come in droves. Here in Bad Taste, Roy Chubby Brown airs his opinions on subjects including Michael Jackson, dwarves, refugees, Bin Laden.

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Friday, June 11th, 2010 13:06 Comments Off

Frankie Boyle: Live

Critically acclaimed comedian Frankie Boyle presents his hotly-anticipated first live stand-up DVD. Recorded live at London’s Hackney Empire, Frankie brings us his unique brand of observational comedy, there are no gimmicks to this set, just the sharp-suited Scotsman firing one-liners into the atmosphere with unparalleled finesse.
As the recognisable face of television series Mock The Week, Frankie shows us just a slice of what he’s capable of; in this DVD you get Frankie Boyle no-holds-barred, unleashing his razor-sharp wit upon the audience with jokes that are too near the knuckle for TV.

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