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Brit filmmaker plans 10hr+ Paint Drying epic

A cheeky Brit has agreeably decided that if the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is going to charge filmmakers to submit their work for certification, he's going to make the longest possible film of paint drying ever to hit the silver screen, and oblige the censors sit through every minute of it. Just how long the …
Lester Haines, 23 Nov 2015

Facebook wants to LISTEN IN on the songs and vids playing in YOUR living room

Facebook is rolling out a creepy new feature that will - with a user's permission - tap into the mic on their mobile device and listen into music and television playing in the background. It will then post a status on that person's Facebook page, flagging up a song, say, and providing a 30-second preview of it to friends of …
Kelly Fiveash, 22 May 2014
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17 flock to see Gordon Ramsay turkey

Sweary chef Gordon Ramsay looks a likely Razzie candidate after his film debut attracted just 17 cinemagoers in its opening week. Romcom Love's Kitchen opened in the UK last Friday, and the Sun reckons it took a lean 121 quid in five cinemas, or "£1 more than the cost of a meal at one of his posh restaurants". The movie …
Lester Haines, 30 Jun 2011
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El Reg buried under unmade sci-fi movie entries

We're closing the nominations for the greatest sci-fi film never made, having received well over 1,000 individual emails and comments suggesting just which written work you'd like to see brought to the silver screen. Now there's just the small matter of whittling down hundreds of potential movies into a manageable shortlist. …
Lester Haines, 18 Apr 2011
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Facebook flick wins three Oscars

The King's Speech beat Facebook flick The Social Network to grab the best picture prize at the Oscars on Sunday night. The tale of the reluctant king overcoming his stutter also earned Colin Firth a best actor award, making him the first Brit since Anthony Hopkins in 1992 to pick up the coveted gong. The King's Speech also …
John Leyden, 28 Feb 2011
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Empire Strikes Back director Kershner dies at 87

Irvin Kershner, the man who directed what was arguably the best of the six Star Wars films — The Empire Strikes Back — died over the weekend at his home in Los Angeles. He was 87. "I knew that it was going to be a dark film, with more depth to the characters than in the first film," Kershner told Vanity Fair about Empire just …
Rik Myslewski, 29 Nov 2010
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ToysRus unleashes Devil's Whore on innocent kiddies

We reckon that ToysRus had better have a quick word with its parter Lovefilm about the DVD rental outfit's recommended viewing algorithm: Devil's Whore recommended for children down at Lovefilm We're obliged to reader Jack Lear for bringing this outrage to our attention, and have of course made our dossier available to the …
Lester Haines, 18 May 2009
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UK censors revolt against 'pornalone' ordeal

Staff from the British Board of Film Classification are inexplicably up in arms about a management move to force them to endure hardcore rumpy-pumpy alone, the Guardian reports. While we have no doubt there are hundreds of Reg readers - in common with the BBFC's 80 battle-hardened reviewers - willing and able to cast a …
Lester Haines, 25 Feb 2009
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Hammer Films has risen from the grave

Classic film fans lock up your daughters, take up your wooden stakes and prepare to battle the forces of darkness: Hammer Films has announced it's called action on its first horror production for over 30 years. Principal photography began today in County Donegal on The Wake Wood, featuring Eva Birthistle, Aidan Gillen and …
Lester Haines, 22 Sep 2008
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BT signs up HBO, Universal for VoD

Home Box Office, maker of The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Entourage and Curb Your Enthusiasm, is to supply content to BT Vision, the video on demand service from BT, along with Universal, which will provide access to their library of music videos. The content will be available from May by subscription, or per episode. IN due …
Bill Ray, 14 Feb 2007
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US film critics slap Calcutta-born Welsh

US film critics have lined up to have a pop at the "Welsh" accents in The Last Sin Eater - "a creepy religious drama" regarding a Welsh immigrant community living in America's Appalachian mountains. According to icWales, the movie centres on this "superstitious group" which "lives in fear of a 'sin eater', a mysterious man they …
Lester Haines, 13 Feb 2007

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