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Britain's Got Talent: Your complete guide to all of the semi-finalists is right here

23 May 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Britain's Got Talent live shows are just around the corner, and we now know the 45 acts who'll be entertaining us this week! Read on for your complete guide to the lucky hopefuls who made it through...

The Golden Buzzers

Calum Scott - 26, Hull

Talent: Singing

Golden buzzer: Simon Cowell

Remind me: Calum had to take to the stage just after his sister Jade had been rejected by the judges, but his rendition of 'Dancing On My Own' won over the panel.

Boyband - Mike (18), Mikey (19), Dylan (18), Corey (18), Jaih (17) from London

Talent: Dancing

Golden buzzer: Ant & Dec

Remind me: Ant & Dec bashed their golden buzzer for Boyband, who confused the judges with their name but then won them all over with a dance to 'Uptown Funk'.

Revelation Avenue - 20-30, London

Talent: Choir

Golden buzzer: Amanda Holden

Remind me: Revelation Avenue took to the stage just after a show choir who had not done well, »

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Britain's Got Talent week six: The good, the bad, and the bizarre

16 May 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Can you believe we've now had our penultimate episode of Britain's Got Talent auditions? Yep, the first round of the competition will draw to a close next week... but the show sure is packing a lot in before that time comes. And tonight was no different, as we were treated to all sorts of new hopefuls! Read on for the good, the bad and the bizarre this week...

The Good

Groove Thing - 7-11, South Wales

Talent: 70s dance troupe

Tell us more: Now here's a dance troupe with a difference. We loved Groove Thing for snubbing hip hop and street dance and going full-blown 70s instead; it was so entertaining. Their choreography was really tight, they had loads of attitude, and they were so good that they were basically like mini adults. It helps, of course, that they were so cute; Ben, the only male of the group, was »

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David Duchovny Still Has “Good Chemistry” With Gillian Anderson

13 May 2015 10:32 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

David Duchovny still has “good chemistry” with Gillian Anderson.

The two stars are set to reprise their roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully in a new series of ‘The X Files’ and the 54-year-old actor is confident they will come across as well on screen as they did when the show first aired.

He said: “The chemistry I think is good. I mean, we haven’t done it in a while. Hopefully it’s still there. Chemistry is something that I don’t think you can create, and I don’t think you can lose it. It’s either there or it isn’t. It’s been said that it’s there for us, so I imagine that it’ll still be there.”

Though the revival was announced a few months ago, David admits it had been in the pipeline for “a couple of years” but has »

- The Hollywood News

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Blu-ray Review

7 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It’s hard not to feel like the whole Hobbit franchise was a waste of time. Sure, the series made nearly three billion worldwide, but as a continuation of the Lord of the Rings films, it turned a fun, three hundred page story into a bloated, not fun three film series with a number of main characters who were mainly defined by their facial hair. The final chapter is The Hobbit: The Battle of the Fire Armies and it’s a slog. [caption id="attachment_374673" align="alignright" width="345"] Image via Warner Bros.[/caption] The film opens with Smaug destroying Laketown, when Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans) is able to fell the creature. This is a colossal “Fuck you” because it is the climax of the second movie – literally, this is how the second film should have ended were these movies anything more than a cash grab. With Smaug out of the picture, Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage »

- Chris Cabin

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‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Blu-ray Review

20 April 2015 7:04 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Dean O’Gorman, Aidan Turner, John Callen, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sylvester McCoy, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Manu Bennett | Written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro | Directed by Peter Jackson

When The Hobbit was announced I’m sure nobody would have thought it would be three movies long, J. R. R.Tolkien fit the whole story into one book, and even that wasn’t very long.  Here we are though with the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies which in theory should be the last Lord of the Rings movie Peter Jackson makes.  Unless he can pull more tales of Middle-earth out of the appendices of course (and I’m sure some of us hope he could).

With Smaug »

- Paul Metcalf

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'X-Files' Creator Talks New Series, Wants Everyone Back

30 March 2015 10:55 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in January, during the TCA Winter Tour, Fox teased that talks were under way to bring back the hit sci-fi series The X-Files for an Untitled X Files Reboot. The network confirmed last week that the show is indeed returning with a 6-episode event series. We know that original stars David Duchovny (Fox Mulder) and Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully) are reprising their roles, but no other cast members are confirmed at this time. Series creator Chris Carter recently spoke with X-Files News, saying that he has plans to bring back the rest of the original cast, including Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner), Annabeth Gish (Monica Reyes), and Robert Patrick (John Doggett).

"I have ideas for everyone. Their availability is subject to their regular paying jobs. Of course, I'd like to bring everyone possible back, but it's who's going to fit into the story and who's available."

The series also spawned two theatrical movies, »

- MovieWeb

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9 franchise-starting young adult films that struggled

25 March 2015 8:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

For every Harry Potter or Hunger Games series, there are those franchises that didn't quite set the world on fire...

Since Insurgent came out, I’ve been thinking about those less fortunate: the franchise wannabes. While Divergent may have succeeded financially, (a film that rode on the coat-tails of the even more lucrative The Hunger Games franchise) there are others who didn’t quite make it into the movie world’s big leagues. These are the franchise-starters that flopped, the films produced with the optimistic hope that they will bring in the readies and kick-start Hollywood’s latest franchise. Worse luck for them, really.

For the sake of simplicity, this list will zero in on Ya franchise-starters, films adapted from a young adult novel or with that audience in mind. There are plenty of more mature films that struggled such as Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time, The A-Team »

- simonbrew

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Watch Orlando Bloom Take Time to Sign Autographs on 'The Hobbit' Set

20 March 2015 4:09 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Orlando Bloom adores his fans!

While shooting scenes for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Bloom – who plays Legolas in the film -- took some time to chat with the extras on set, even giving them some autographs.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the epic conclusion in the adventure of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves.

Watch: Eddie Redmayne Hilariously Reenacts His Failed 'Hobbit' Audition

The ensemble cast is led by Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Billy Connolly, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Aidan Turner, Dean O'Gorman, Graham McTavish, Stephen Fry and Ryan Cage.

The film also stars Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Mikael Persbrandt, Sylvester McCoy, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, William Kircher, Stephen Hunter, Adam Brown, John Bell, Manu Bennett and John Tui.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is out on »

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Casualty, Harry & Paul, Line of Duty win at Rts Programme Awards

17 March 2015 5:47 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Line of Duty, Casualty and Harry Enfield & Paul Whitehouse have won at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards 2013-2014.

The event - which honours excellence across all genres of television programming - took place at London's Grosvenor House Hotel on Tuesday (March 17), hosted by John Sergeant.

Line of Duty picked up Best Drama Series, Best Actress went to Happy Valley's Sarah Lancashire and Best Actor was won by Tom Hollander (A Poet in New York).

Casualty beat Coronation Street and EastEnders to claim Best Soap, while comedy Harry & Paul's Story of the Twos received two awards from its three nominations.

Strictly Come Dancing's Claudia Winkleman also took home Entertainment Performance, The Graham Norton Show won for Entertainment Programme and The Island With Bear Grylls triumphed in the Popular, Factual and Features category.

Sky Sports' Gary Neville collected Best Sports Commentator for the second year running, and the Lifetime »

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Three strikes for the Wachowskis

22 February 2015 5:50 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Jupiter Ascending has launched in Australia with $2 million in four days on 415 screens, one of the more respectable debuts for the sci-fi action-adventure.

.The Warner Bros/Village Roadshow Pictures film starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne and Sean Bean has brought in $US39.5 million in the Us and $75 million internationally.

That's a long way short of recouping the production cost reported to be between $175 million and $205 million, and the hefty P&A bill.

So Jupiter Ascending is shaping as yet another misfire for siblings Andy and Lana Wachowski following WB/Vrp.s Speed Racer ($120 million budget, $93.9 million in global B.O.) and the independently-financed Cloud Atlas ($100 million cost, $130.5 million B.O.).

Pro-rata, the Australian opening is slightly ahead of the $18.4 million Us debut, to the surprise of some exhibitors. Wallis Cinemas program manager Bob Parr tells If, .I didn.t expect that at all because of the Us result, »

- Don Groves

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Blu-ray 3D Bound with Late March Release Date

18 February 2015 10:50 AM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

The third and final Hobbit film is just around the corner from its home video debut as Warner Home Video has announced The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD release date is March 24, 2015. The Digital HD version will not arrive earlier than its disc-based companion versions.

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies was a worldwide sensation when it released theatrically this past December to wrap up The Hobbit film series and simultaneously complete Jackson's six-film Middle-earth series. The film has earned over $951 million at the worldwide box office and is making a final push toward crossing the $1 billion mark.

Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, with Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. Comprising the world renowned ensemble cast are Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, »

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The Battle of the Five Armies Comes Home in March

17 February 2015 4:29 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The finale in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy, The Battle of the Five Armies, hit theaters just in time for the holidays and now Warner Bros. has announced it's coming to blu-ray in March so fans can re-live the action as many times as they want.  Come inside to see when you can bring the film home, and what special features it's coming with.  

If you can't wait for the upcoming Extended Edition of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (which we all know is coming), then you're in luck, as Warner Bros. has announced you can take home the theatrical blu-ray on March 24th.  Check out all the details according to their press release: 

The adventures of Bilbo Baggins come to an epic conclusion in “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), arriving onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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'Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies' DVD & Blu-ray Coming in March

17 February 2015 11:49 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The adventures of Bilbo Baggins come to an epic conclusion in The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), arriving onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on March 24 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.

In The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, with Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. The international ensemble cast is led by Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Billy Connolly, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Aidan Turner, Dean O'Gorman, Graham McTavish, Stephen Fry and Ryan Cage. The film also stars Cate Blanchett, »

- MovieWeb

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Fifty Shades seduces Aussie audiences

15 February 2015 7:59 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

It comes as no surprise that Sam Taylor-Johnson.s controversial Fifty Shades of Grey topped the Australian box office on the weekend, raking in $10,381,648 across 270 screens.

The film, adapted from E.L. James. best-selling book of the same name, follows the plight of literature student Anastacia (Dakota Johnson) who falls in love with the handsome but tormented Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) who .likes to exercise control in all things. . including over her.

The film, distributed by Universal, has had extensive media coverage as its content divides camps to the extent where some women.s groups have called for boycotts. Add this to a prolonged and no doubt costly marketing campaign, even those who have no desire to see the film will likely still be aware that it.s on.

Its staggering debut knocked off last week.s number one performer, Kingsman: The Secret Service, to second place. Fox.s adventure comedy »

- Emily Blatchford

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What We Did On Our Holiday DVD Review

27 January 2015 8:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Directors: Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin

Cast: David Tennant, Rosamund Pike, Billy Connolly, Ben Miller, Emilia Jones, Bobby Smalldridge, Harriet Turnbull

Certificate: 12

Running Time: 95 minutes

Extras: Directors audio commentary with Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, cast and crew interviews, deleted scenes

Following the phenomenal success of their BBC series Outnumbered, Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin bring their comedy prowess to the big screen with What We Did On Our Holiday, a lighthearted comedy with a deeper meaning.

Doug (Tennant), his wife Abi (Pike) and their children visit the Scottish Highlands to celebrate Doug’s father Gordie’s (Connolly) 75th birthday. The couple intend to keep their impending divorce a secret from the unwell Gordie during their trip, but soon discover that with three quick-witted children in tow honesty might have to be the best policy.

Much like the Outnumbered series, What We Did On Our Holiday is suitable for most of the family, »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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Win ‘What We Did On Our Holiday’ On Blu-ray!

24 January 2015 2:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The creators of the smash-hit BBC Comedy series Outnumbered bring further lively family dynamics to the screen with What We Did On Our Holiday. Starring David Tennant, Rosamund Pike and Billy Connolly this superb modern comedy will be available to own on DVD and Blu-ray from 26th January and we’ve got 3 to giveaway on Blu-ray!

Doug (Tennant), his wife Abi (Pike) and their children visit the Scottish highlands to celebrate Doug’s father Gordie’s (Connolly) 75th birthday. The couple intend to keep their impending divorce a secret from the unwell Gordie during their trip, but soon discover that with three quick-witted children in tow honesty might have to be the best policy.

With a sharp, semi-improvised script and scenes of real poignancy, What We Did On Our Holiday is an uplifting and irresistibly charming comedy-drama that’s guaranteed to warm your heart.

To be in with a chance of winning, »

- Dan Bullock

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National Television Awards 2015: As it happened

21 January 2015 11:21 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

For the next three hours, the best of 2014's television will be celebrated at a lavish ceremony starring everyone from Danny Dyer to the bloke from The Chase.

The 2015 National Television Awards will reward the very best (or highest-voted) soaps, dramas, comedies and more. Dermot O'Leary will once again host the event live from The O2 in London on ITV.

So grab a cup of tea, prepare for madness and enjoy Ant & Dec winning the Best TV Presenter(s) trophy, as Digital Spy takes you through the evening from 7.30pm.

22:03So there we have it for another year! A pretty darn well-run ship by Dermot, and a generally enjoyable show. What did you think of the winners? Any big snubs? All in agreement? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for joining us!

22:02Of course, one more mention of Mrs Brown before the end.

22:00Claudia Winkleman can be seen going "What? »

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Exclusive Cool Video: 15th Anniversary Tribute to The Boondock Saints

19 January 2015 3:52 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

This month marks the 15th Anniversary of writer/director Troy Duffy's The Boondock Saints, the runaway cult hit that's inspired everything from tattoos to t-shirts to copycat films. Itself an ode to the work of Tarantino and those before him, The Boondock Saints was a very troubled production with Duffy seeming to crumble under his own hubris in his rise from a bartender-cum-filmmaker. Starring Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, Willem Dafoe, and Billy Connolly, the film is »

- Paul Shirey

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies crosses $800 million, the second film of 2014 to do so

19 January 2015 4:36 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The epic conclusion to Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy – and his Middle-earth series – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has become just the second film of 2014 to cross $800 million at the global box office, with the fantasy epic pushing its global haul to $803.1 million this past weekend.

The Battle of the Five Armies remains the lowest-grossing instalment of the Middle-earth franchise behind The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ($869.3 million), and is the second-biggest movie of last year after Transformers: Age of Extinction, which sits on $1.087 billion.

See Also: Read our reviews of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies here and here

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies features a cast that includes Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, with Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom, »

- Gary Collinson

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Jim Davidson blasts lack of working class comedy: 'BBC are all lefties'

7 January 2015 5:43 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jim Davidson has criticised the BBC for having a left-wing bias and said that there isn't enough working class comedy on TV anymore.

The Celebrity Big Brother winner and stand-up comic, who hosted primetime BBC shows such as The Generation Game and Big Break in the '90s, said that modern TV is dominated by university-educated talent.

Watch Jim Davidson talk about political correctness, the BBC and Dappy:

"The BBC are all lefties really. If you sliced the BBC in half, the Guardian newspaper would fall out," he told Digital Spy.

"There was a time when I was growing up, when comedy came from the working class streets of the big cities. Billy Connolly, me, Jasper Carrott, Jethro. All working class lads. And now, they all come from universities and all us old guys are old hat."

Davidson added: "And who is the worst? Me. Since Bernard Manning died, »

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