5 items from 2010
Saturday 20 November
The Beeb's decent teen strand continues its run of smart kids' shows with online soap The Cut (now in offline mode) featuring a guest appearance from DJ Ironik (ask your kids). Then Teensville visits Unst, Britain's most northernly inhabited island, to meet the teens that live there before meta chatshow comedy Popatron steps up with a guest slot from street dancers Diversity.
The Office: An American Workplace
7pm, Comedy Central
Another winning double bill of the Us adaptation of the sitcom. In the first episode, the return of laconic Hr rep Toby Flenderson leads to Michael (Steve Carell) trying to frame Toby – his bête noire – for possessing weed. Which is, unbeknown to Michael, a bag of caprese salad. The second episode sees Michael taking pitches for his budget surplus. »
- Will Dean, Jonathan Wright, Julia Raeside, Phelim O'Neill, Andrew Mueller, Ali Catterall, Richard Vine, David Stubbs
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
5.30pm, Disney Xd
If your idea of fun is an afternoon spent watching Iron Man melting Hydra's attack-bots with his foot jets, wrangling with Shield's mandroids and then getting shouted at by Nick Fury ("You can't do this alone! You're only One Man!") then you're in luck: this new Avengers cartoon has it all. As Nick points out, Iron Man is alone in this first adventure, but it can't be long before the Avengers assemble (and build some anticipation for Marvel's much-mooted live action team-up). Rv
- Richard Vine, Sian Rowe, Phelim O'Neill, David Stubbs, Martin Skegg
On Wednesday I got the opportunity to be in the press pen for the European Premiere of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. This is the record of my (mis)adventures.
4:20 Turn up at the pens Stupidly early, armed with notebook, camera, notes, iPhone and press pass. This is the first time in the pen for me and frankly I feel like I should be packed in with the rest of the crowd. The bloggers pen doesn’t even exist yet, and the red carpet hasn’t been put down. There’s a nice looking Chaos Theatre set up steps off to the right as you face the cinema, which has a screen behind it in readiness. I wander about for a bit, but there’s no-one there and it’s going to be a long day, so I check out getting something to eat.
5:00 Back to the pens, »
Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim Vs The World held its European premiere in London’s Leicester Square on Wednesday and Jake was there to give us a report direct from the red carpet…
London's Leicester Square is the cinema capital of the UK. Every year there's more than a few glitzy red carpet premieres for fans of both film and celebrities to get a little bit closer to the beautiful people who make dreams come true on a silver screen.
Tonight is the European premiere of Scott Pilgrim Vs The World and hundreds of fans have turned out to get a glimpse of its star cast. Some have turned up with t-shirts emblazoned with Bryan Lee O'Malley's creation and a few have even come out in costume. Not bad for what was once a little known graphic novel series.
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Hopes were high for this disappointing new comedy by Jared Hess, who gave us Napoleon Dynamite and the underrated Nacho Libre. Michael Angarano plays Benjamin, a nerdy teenage boy who attends a science-fantasy writers' camp and gets his novella ripped off by a smug bestselling author who has come along as a competition judge. Jemaine Clement (from Flight of the Conchords) is undoubtedly very funny as the plummy-voiced science-fantasy star – that voice somewhere between Michael York and British comedy actor Matt Berry – and there some laughs at the wacky sequences dramatising Benjamin's opus, starring Sam Rockwell. But this runs out of ideas after 20 minutes.
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5 items from 2010
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