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Oh, Lego – You know we love you at Thn! The master-builders have announced their first ever intergalactic national ‘Oscar-style’ awards just for fans and Lego® Star Wars™! The ‘Golden Brickies’ Awards have launched on the Lego Facebook page to celebrate the best fan created content for all the creative Jedi builders, budding photographers and film makers out there.
In homage to the legendary movie franchise and upcoming Episode VII, Lego® is inviting families across the UK to take part in this epic event which will culminate in an exclusive red carpet celebration event at Legoland® Windsor Resort Hotel with other amazing prizes up for grabs. Whether you choose the dark or light side, humour is at the very heart of Lego® Star Wars™, so this is your chance to show us your best photo and filming skills with your vehicles and minifigures. We want to see what you can do! »
- Dan Bullock
Want to know what British films are coming out this month? Then look no further than our fabulous movie calendar...
Welcome to our new, regularly updated calendar of all the British movies due for release in UK cinemas over the coming months. So if you're keen to keep up-to-date on the latest in home grown cinema - from documentaries to dramas, and comedy horror to science fiction - this is the ideal post for you.
So here's what's coming up in the future.
12 September 2014
Director: Matthew Warchus
Details: A drama about a group of gay and lesbian activists donating to people in need during the 1984 miners' strike.
Director: Marc Evans
Details: A documentary about Swansea football fans.
19 September 2014
Director: Andre Singer
Details: A documentary »
The gameshow, which ran in the 1970s and 1990s, has been brought back by ITV with Warwick Davis hosting. But how will its creaky noughts-and-crosses format fare in the modern age?
A common social embarrassment in California, its reported, is meeting a former friend after a long gap and failing to recognise them because theyve had so much cosmetic surgery. Such confusion is unlikely to happen when bumping into a revived and enhanced TV show from back in the day such as Celebrity Squares (Wednesday, 8pm), returning to ITV after two decades because, like most lifted old formats, it really hasnt had very much work done. However, the risk of a terribly embarrassing encounter still remains, not because our old acquaintance doesnt look like it used to, but because it does.
Younger viewers have the possibility of meeting the series for the first time, unaware that it was adapted from »
- Mark Lawson
Celebrity Squares is one of those classic game shows - so we were very excited to hear it was coming back with Warwick Davis as the host! The show starts tonight (September 10), but we couldn't wait that long, so we snuck into the studios in London for a little look at the (very fancy) set. While we were down there, we grabbed Warwick in between filming two episodes and he told us what we need to know about the return of Celebrity Squares...
1. It's not just as simple as noughts and crosses.
"It's quite an exciting and fun game with the blocking... It does get quite intense. There's a lot of money to play for, mystery squares with prizes in. Our final game involves listing things associated with something that celebrity is associated with, so we just had a round with Lucy Pargeter, and the contestant had to name contestants »
The Harry Potter actor, who follows in the footsteps of the late Bob Monkhouse, fronts the celebrity game of noughts and crosses, which kicks off on Wednesday, September 10.
"I grew up watching Celebrity Squares," Davis told The Mirror. "I was delighted and flattered that ITV would have the conviction to ask me to host this iconic show. I think I'm probably the first little person to present a mainstream quiz show, which is nice. I want to put my own stamp on it. I'm slightly cheeky and enjoy improvising banter with the celebrities and contestants."
Ahead of his presenting debut, the 44-year-old confessed that his new role made "learning a script for a big Hollywood film seem easy".
He explained: "The gameplay can be complicated and I can't afford to make any mistakes when »
The part live-action, part-animated Dave show sees celebrities narrating adult versions of bedtime stories in the style of the children's classic Jackanory, which first came to TV screens in 1965.
Late comic actor Mayall will appear reading The Weatherman by Tony Way, which will be screened on Wednesday, September 24 at 10pm.
Mayall's episode - which will also feature Vic Reeves - will get a BAFTA preview screening on September 16.
Watch a trailer for the new series of Crackanory below: »
There’s no doubt in my mind that Leprechaun: Origins will go down as 2014′s most insulting horror movie, and no, I don’t mean “insulting” in terms of gratuitous violence, blatant misogyny or any other true offenses. Instead, Zach Lipovsky’s carbon-copy creature feature is a slap in the face to horror fans everywhere, promising the rise of WWE star Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl as one of horror’s most recognizable franchise faces.
Every ounce of Warwick Davis’ enigmatic portrayal is stripped in favor of a crude, costumed monster without any humanistic traits, ignoring Everything that makes the original Leprechaun movies watchable – fully admitting a few sequels are proper shite. Despite quality, Davis’ gold-seeking psycho always keeps us engaged with a plethora of B-Movie zingers and goofy actions, but Postl’s faceless nature doesn’t permit for a repeat experience. Leprechaun: Origins is a walking, talking, Celtic cliché, feeling like »
- Matt Donato
The former Jls star was recruited by fans Audrey and Nevrus to come and work in their salon in Woodstock, Oxfordshire for the day.
Stars at Your Service gives members of the public the chance to think up tasks and challenges for a variety of celebrities to undertake.
It was Humes's second visit to the village of Woodstock, as he and wife Rochelle Humes married there back in 2012. He was surprised to find that one of his clients was the registrar who married them.
As part of his duties as salon assistant, Humes blow dried people's hair, made tea for colleagues and clients, and helped take bookings at the reception desk.
He said: "I've never cut hair before, so working in Nevrus's salon was quite a nerve-wracking but brilliant experience. »
Eleven years after the final installment in the original series, the Leprechaun franchise was brought back from the dead this week courtesy of Lionsgate and WWE Films, who together released Leprechaun: Origins (review) onto VOD outlets this past Tuesday.
The Warwick Davis incarnation of the titular character had a reign of terror that lasted from 1993 until 2003, the original franchise spanning seven installments that saw the Irish jokester taking a trip to Vegas, being shipped off to space and ridin’ dirty in tha hood on two separate occasions.
Needless to say, the Leprechaun has left a pretty large body count in his wake over the years, and in celebration of the reboot we wanted to shine the green spotlight on some of his most memorable slayings. So today we bring you the seven best kills from the original six Leprechaun films, which are the some of the wildest and most off »
- John Squires
Als Ice Bucket Challenge is the meme that can't be stopped. But unlike planking, or owling, or whatever came after owling, the Ibc is doing a lot of good. So far this year the Als Association has raised nearly $80 million. The uptick has been so sharp that think pieces are being written about if blending narcissism with charity has forever changed the fundraising landscape (for the better). So behold the power of this fully operational social media challenge. From Han Solo to Luke Skywalker to Chewbacca and beyond, the denizens of a galaxy far, far away are helping raise awareness for Als. The elusive Daisy Ridley performed her Ibc in the safety of the shower. Harrison Ford kept it short and sweet. Mark Hamill adorkably tried to game the system and utterly failed. Peter Mayhew brought along his wife for moral support. Awwww. Oscar Isacc allegedly had Adam Driver and »
- Donna Dickens
The celebrity panellists for Keith Lemon's Through The Keyhole have been revealed.
The gameshow will see Lemon searching through the houses of global celebrities, with the panel having to guess who the house belongs to.
Lemon said: "This series is ace - 24 houses, 23¾ ovens, 16 Buddhas, 8 episodes, 3 countries and 2 police escorts! We've got fantastic panellists, telly icons and idols, and amazing houses from America, to France to ...er, Macclesfield."
Consisting of eight episodes, Through the Keyhole makes its ITV debut on Saturday, August 30 at 9.25pm.
Watch a trailer for Through the Keyhole series one below: »
British actor Warwick Davis says he has “specific” fans—well-wishers who want to discuss just one of the several fantasy franchises in which he has appeared. “People talk about Star Wars, people talk about Harry Potter,” he explains, “and people talk about Leprechaun.”
Alert readers will have noticed that one of these franchises is not like the others. While Star Wars and Harry Potter have raked in billions of dollars, »
- Clark Collis
Usually, when the news of yet another remake emerges amongst the already overwhelming masses of reboots, prequels and sequels, I'm the first to complain. Frankly, I find studio execs' incessant desire to re-imagine nearly every popular horror film impossibly exhausting, especially when there's such a wealth of indie filmmakers, waiting for their chance to shine. However, when I learned that the 1993 horror comedy Leprechaun was getting the reboot treatment, I didn't feel the same animosity towards the project like I did when I read that other films I love would be remade, like Predator or Poltergeist.
I enjoy Warwick Davis' performance as the leprechaun, but I consider the early '90s production to be more of a fun holiday viewing than an irreplaceable, iconic piece of cinema. By the time the rumors had spread that Leprechaun: Origins would be more of a monster than a drunken Irishman telling jokes, »
- Ryan Turek
Tamara Ecclestone has also joined the programme, which allows viewers to submit a task that they would like the celebrities to do for them.
The show, which aims to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer, gives members of the public the chance to book the participating celebs on the website www.channel4.com/stars and the best ideas will be filmed for the show.
From wedding planning to housework to a best man's speech, viewers will be given free rein to decide what they want the stars to do.
Viewers will also have the chance to win money-can't-buy experiences throughout the series. »
Stars At Your Service will give members of the public the chance to think up tasks and challenges for a variety of celebrities to undertake.
Hopefuls can submit their task for a particular celebrity and make an optional donation on the channel 4 website. Viewers will also have the chance to win special experiences throughout the series.
So as we anticipate what Brent has been up to since the end of the BBC hit comedy, here's what the cast have done since:
Ricky Gervais played the lead role as David Brent - the embarrassing, toe-curling and cringeworthy boss of company Wernham Hogg, devoid of self-awareness but poised with an unwavering love for the paper merchants he manages.
Gervais went on to create comedy Extras with Stephen Merchant, which was co-produced by the BBC and HBO and aired between 2005 and 2007. Gervais played ambitious actor Andy Millman, afflicted with a useless agent played by Merchant. Guest stars have included Patrick Stewart, Samuel L Jackson, Ben Stiller and Kate Winslet.
In 2009, Gervais starred in, wrote and directed his feature comedy debut The Invention of Lying. »
The reboot of the “Leprechaun” horror franchise will scare audiences in theaters after all.
Lionsgate and WWE Studios, which had planned to release “Leprechaun: Origins” direct to home entertainment platforms on Aug. 26, will now also give the film a limited release in theaters on Aug. 22, after a presentation for the film was well received at Comic-Con in San Diego last month.
The release is expected to help serve as a marketing tool for the release on Digital HD, video-on-demand and pay-per-view platforms, and later on Blu-ray and DVD in September.
“Leprechaun: Origins” stars Dylan Postl, known in the WWE ring as “Hornswoggle,” as the creature; Stephanie Bennett (“Grave Encounters 2″), Andrew Dunbar (“Alien Trespass”), Melissa Roxburgh (“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days”) and Brendan Fletcher (“Freddy vs Jason”), and revolves around two unsuspecting young couples who discover a town’s chilling secret while backpacking through the Irish countryside. Harris Wilkinson penned the script. »
- Marc Graser
At four feet, four inches, Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl might not seem like a likely candidate for professional wrestling, but he’s made his mark in WWE wrestling with a Cruiserweight Champion title on Smackdown! (2007) and other physical feats on WWE Raw. This year he’s made his crossover into films with an appearance in Muppets Most Wanted, and now with the WWE / Lionsgate joint venture of the horror film Leprechaun: Origins, which hopes to reignite interest in the horror franchise, which starred Warwick Davis. A separate, unrelated entity that stands on its own, Origins purports to be a straight-up horror film, with full-tilt gore, violence, and action, courtesy of the evil Leprechaun, played by the one and only Hornswoggle.
david j. moore: You’re coming from a long line of guys who’ve »
- Gary Collinson
WWE and Lionsgate have teamed up to reignite the Leprechaun horror franchise with Leprechaun: Origins, starring WWE superstar Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl, who plays the iconic title role. Director Zach Lipovsky, inspired by the works of Guillermo del Toro, intends to horrify and thrill audiences rather than to make them chuckle and laugh, and by all indications, Leprechaun: Origins is as far as the east is to the west in terms of being comparable to the films starring Warwick Davis.
david j. moore: A lot of people seem to think that Leprechaun Origins is a reboot of the well-known franchise. Would you care to clarify that a little bit?
- Gary Collinson
Hours before the Leprechaun: Origins trailer debuted at Comic-Con, I sat down with a very excited Dylan Postl (aka WWE's Hornswoggle), the new actor slipping into the skin of the malevolent beast that kicked off a franchise with Leprechaun (starring Warwick Davis) and crashed and burned with Leprechaun: Back 2 Tha Hood in 2003. Over 10 years later, the series is getting rebooted under the direction of Zach Lipovsky and Postl is very eager to spread the word on the project which he says will defy expectations.
- Ryan Turek
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