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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - The Apprentice final, Homeland

21 December 2014 4:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

You've Got to Love Christmas: ITV, 7pm

Narrator Jane Horrocks guides viewers through the pitfalls and perils of the festive season - shopping, decorating, preparing the turkey, office parties and the Boxing Day hangover.

A host of famous faces including Dame Edna Everage, Al Murray, Linda Robson, Adil Ray, John Thomson and Warwick Davis present this comic trawl through the TV archives celebrating the funny side of Christmas past, present and future.

Surprise Surprise: ITV, 8pm

Holly Willoughby presents a Christmas special edition in the last episode of the series, with a performance by pop group The Vamps.

HIghlights include a charitable 10-year-old girl being whisked off to Canada to visit the set of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and interview the film's stars, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Steve Coogan and Dan Stevens.

The Apprentice: BBC One, 9pm

11 weeks and 18 candidates down, Bianca and Mark »

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Text Santa peaks with 5.4 million viewers on ITV

20 December 2014 3:59 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Text Santa was seen by an average audience of 4.2 million (21.9%) on Friday (December 19) evening.

The ITV charity special, which saw George Clooney show up in Downton Abbey and Ant and Dec hold a festive Bushtucker Trial, peaked with 5.4 million viewers (25.1%) at 9pm.

BBC One's evening kicked off with 3.71 million (19%) for The One Show at 7pm, followed by 3.57 million (17.9%) for A Question of Sport.

Citizen Khan was seen by an average audience of 2.92 million (14.2%), an evening high of 3.83 million (17.7%) tuned in to watch Have I Got News for You at 9pm, while 3 million watched Not Going Out at 9pm.

With guests including Ben Stiller and Ricky Gervais, The Graham Norton Show rounded things off with 2.67 million (19.1%).

The final Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two started BBC Two's evening off with 1.93 million (10.1%) at 6.30pm, followed by 1.44 million (7.2%) for Tom Kerridge Cooks Christmas.

Elsewhere, Mary Berry's Absolute Christmas Favourites secured »

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The Night at the Museum Cast Remembers Robin Williams

19 December 2014 2:40 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Night at the Museum: The Secret of the Tomb's stars gathered at the N.Y.C. premiere on Dec. 11 to celebrate the family flick's release - but they remembered their late costar Robin Williams, too. Williams reprised his role of President Theodore Roosevelt in the threequel, one of his last completed projects before committing suicide in August.While the cast was sad Williams couldn't be with them to introduce the movie, they celebrated his life and performance at the premiere. "He was an amazing performer - an icon before I met him, then a friend," costar Ricky Gervais tells People. »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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New Night At The Museum 3,Secret Of The Tomb Received Mixed Reviews From Major Critics

19 December 2014 1:43 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

20th Century Fox released their new comedy film, "Night At The Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb" into theaters today, and all the reviews are in from the top,major movie critics. It turns out that they were pretty mixed or more to the negative side with this one, giving it an overall 45 score out of a possible 100 across 23 reviews at the site. The film stars: Robin Williams, Ben Kingsley, Steve Coogan, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Rebel Wilson, and Dan Stevens. We've added blurbs from a couple of the critics,below. Scott Foundas over at Variety, gave it a decent 70 grade, saying: "A most enjoyable capper to director Shawn Levy and producer Chris Columbus’ cheerfully silly and sneakily smart family-entertainment juggernaut." Claudia Puig from USA Today, gave it a 63 grade. She said: "The third installment of the Night at the Museum franchise, Secret of the Tomb, »

- Andre Braddox

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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Movie Review

19 December 2014 10:39 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Director: Shawn Levy Starring: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais, Rebel Wilson, Ben Kingsley, Skyler Gisondo and Dan Stevens People often easily embrace the natural and intriguing relationships in their lives, and can start taking advantage of the belief that their connections will never be affected by anything in the world around them. It’s not until their beliefs and ideals change, due to their natural maturing and reactions to challenges around them, that they are finally forced to contend with the knowledge that everyone has to let go of those they love at some point. That relatable  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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Monday 22 December's best TV

19 December 2014 7:04 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

John Bishop hosts a festive treat, James Corden stars in the opener of a new two-parter while Chelsea face the prospect of a cold Monday night at Stoke. Plus: The magic behind the panto in Storyville, a tear-jerking Stella Christmas special and a swansong for Ricky Gervais’s Derek

Stoke City are a peculiar outfit this season, looking far less resolute at home than in previous years but also claiming some impressive scalps: they’ve beaten Manchester City, Spurs and Arsenal already. You’d expect them to give Chelsea a game, especially with their Barcelona starlet Bojan Krkic in good form, though José Mourinho’s side, despite losing their undefeated record at Newcastle a fortnight ago, always have the potential to dissect even the most stubborn of sides. Gwilym Mumford

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- Guardian Staff

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Top 10 ‘Night At The Museum’ Moments

19 December 2014 5:15 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The third and final installment of the much-loved Night At The Museum franchise lands in cinemas from today (Friday 19th December) and to celebrate we’re taking a trip down memory lane to look at our favourite moments from the preceding two Night At The Museum films!

In Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, Larry (Ben Stiller) is joined by the original gang of museum exhibits and some new friends when they arrive to the British Museum in London to save the magic of the Ancient Egyptian tablet before it’s gone forever!

Starring Stiller, Owen Wilson, Dan Stevens, Rebel Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Steve Coogan, Sir. Ben Kingsley, and the late, great Robin Williams, Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb is released in UK cinemas from 19th December, just in time for Christmas.

1. Monkey Slap

The on-going battle between man and monkey.


- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Text Santa, Gogglebox

19 December 2014 4:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Text Santa: 8pm, ITV

The festive fundraising extravaganza returns, as Ant and Dec, Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley, and Paddy McGuinness and Alesha Dixon are joined by a host of famous faces to raise money for six deserving causes.

Highlights include George Clooney making a surprise visit to Downton Abbey, and Ant and Dec hosting a Yule Tucker Trial for an unsuspecting celebrity.

Marvel's Agents of Shield: Channel 4, 8pm

The second season of the comic book drama continues. The team discovers the ancient city before Hydra, but revealing its secrets may require one of Coulson's agents to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Elsewhere, May and Skye race to save Raina before Whitehall can take her.

Gogglebox: Channel 4, 9pm

The fourth series of the BAFTA award winning observational documentary comes to an end this week, as all your Gogglebox favourites review TV's latest offerings.

The families, couples and friends »

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‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ is a modest, fun excursion

18 December 2014 11:27 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Written by David Guion and Michael Handelman

Directed by Shawn Levy

USA/UK, 2014

Getting the band back together for one final gig is almost never a good idea.  In the case of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, however, there’s enough ingenuity and fun to justify the encore.  Director Shawn Levy adds a few clever wrinkles and plenty of familiar callbacks as he sends his family franchise out with pomp and poignancy.  The untimely death of Robin Williams also adds resonance to the film’s melancholy message that letting go is a necessary, painful fact of life.

It’s easy for critics to dismiss films like Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (Sott).  When you’re three films into a franchise that’s fueled by a wafer-thin premise, you can feel bored and dissatisfied before the movie even begins. »

- J.R. Kinnard

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Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb – The Review

18 December 2014 11:13 PM, PST | | See recent news »

In opposition to TV’s “Schoolhouse Rock” classic tune, for movies three is not always the magic number. It’s true for most film franchises especially comedies (with National Lampoon’S Christmas Vacation being the exceptional exception). Many moviegoers still get queasy thinking about last year’s The Hangover Part III. Well, how about a more family friendly comedy series? In 2006 Ben Stiller decided to expand his fan base by starring in the surprise box-office smash, Night At The Museum, an all ages PG slapstick farce. Naturally he followed it up three years later with Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian, which did enough business to warrant another entry….five years later?! Really, it took that long for all the stars to align? Now these flicks are special effects heavy and during  the post production two of its stars, well, made sure they weren’t available for a fourth installment. »

- Jim Batts

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‘Night At The Museum 3′ Review: Pete Hammond On The Lively ‘Tomb’

18 December 2014 3:12 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The third Night At The Museum installment hits theaters this weekend with one of Robin Williams‘ last performances, plus amusing turns by several series regulars, as I say in my video review above. The cast is led by Ben Stiller as the nightwatchman dealing with lively exhibits at the museum, played by Owen Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Steve Coogan, Rebel Wilson and Ben Kingsley with a terrific performance by Downton Abbey alumnus Dan Stevens as a gung-ho knight.

Veteran comedy helmer Shawn Levy directed from a script written by David Guion and Michael Handelman, from a story by the pair and Mark Friedman. Producers are Levy and Chris Columbus. Fox is handling distribution.

Are you going to see the film? Watch my review and let us know.



- Pete Hammond

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Director Shawn Levy talks Night at the Museum – Fmtv Exclusive

18 December 2014 8:58 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Flickering Myth TV’s Amon Warmann got a chance to chat with Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb director Shawn Levy (Real Steel) about the franchise’s final movie (or so it’s claimed – expect a Night at the Museum 4 Part A announcement eventually). Check out them talk about everything from Real Steel to movie cameos.

Fmtv will be back on Friday with the Movie Newsgasm. It’s great. Subscribe here to be notified first when they are live and to instantly gain 32% more cinematic swagger.

See below for more information on the film…

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night At the Museum ever as Larry (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.

The cast includes Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, »

- Oli Davis

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Watch the trailer for Derek: The Special series finale

18 December 2014 8:55 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s almost the end for one of TV’s most treasured characters. Ricky GervaisDerek makes its final hurrah next Monday with a special episode, bringing the series to a close in classic Gervais fashion, after just two seasons.

The episode, entitled “The Special,” promises to bring fans lots of laughs (and likely a few tears) as the gang celebrates the marriage of Hannah and Tom. The final episode promises updates on Derek’s relationship with his new girlfriend Tracey, of whom he speaks fondly in the trailer. “She’s nice inside and out, like a Cadbury’s Creme Egg.” We’re also teased with a hospital visit involving Kev, who can be heard making a lovely best man speech at the Broad Hill-based wedding. “Has there ever been a worse wedding than this,” he says. The big question still remains… will Dougie get the “kiss of life” and »

- William Fanelli

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Ricky Gervais pays tribute to Robin Williams: 'He was an amazing man'

18 December 2014 4:33 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ricky Gervais has paid tribute to his late co-star Robin Williams.

The comedian starred alongside Williams in Night at the Museum: Secrets of the Tomb, and described him as an "amazing, lovely man".

Speaking on The Graham Norton Show, he said: "Everyone I have ever met who knew him, absolutely loved him. I've never heard a bad word about him.

"He was lovely all the time and never forgot to be the nicest person.

"If he had a second between takes, he would be entertaining the crew. He was an amazing, lovely man."

Co-star Ben Stiller said that knowing the film was Williams's last makes it even more poignant.

"On set we felt it was going to be the last Night at the Museum so there was that awareness of it, but obviously we had no clue what was going to happen [to Robin]," he explained.

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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb press conference with Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Dan Stevens, Rebel Wilson and more – Flickering Myth Podcast

18 December 2014 2:48 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Flickering Myth Podcast pays a visit to the Museum…

Flickering Myth was in attendance for the press conference for the last in the Night at the Museum trilogy, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb which featured director Shawn Levy, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Dan Stevens, Rebel Wilson and Sir Ben Kingsley.

Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night At the Museum ever as Larry (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.

You can subscribe to the Flickering Myth Podcast via iTunes, update your RSS feed or listen via Sitcher or using the player below…

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Joining the cast in the cast of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb »

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10 Best Comedy Actors Of The Last 25 Years

17 December 2014 9:37 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Everybody has their favourite actors, whether it be those who consistently gain Oscar acclaim, action heroes or romantic comedy stars. The most subjective types are comedy actors though. Films lovers have an extremely varying taste in leading funnymen, with some preferring more subtle comedic performers and others opting for a slapstick actor who cracks jokes in every second of the movie.

This list looks at the cream of the Hollywood comedy crop over the last 25 years, assessing how prolific these actors have been and how versatile they are.

It’s worth stressing that this relates strictly to films –  someone like Ricky Gervais has created television comedy genius with The Office, but been pretty forgettable on the big screen, for example – and will only include people who have been in their prime since 1990. The likes of Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Bill Murray and Leslie Nielsen have all still been working in the last 25 years, »

- Henry Jackson

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One Last Hurrah at Golden Globes for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

16 December 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

For two years running, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have been the Golden Globes’ hosts with the most. Ratings have skyrocketed (hitting a 10-year high in 2014), critics have raved and they’ve won over the star-studded ballroom audience with ease. But, like Ricky Gervais before them, their reign is set to end after year three.

It wasn’t that long ago that the Globes was the one major award show that didn’t even bother having a host. That changed when Gervais brought his particularly British brand of wise-ass humor to the table in 2010 and transformed the already rollicking kudocast into a true watercooler (and social media) event.

Globes executive producer Barry Adelman believes Fey and Poehler took the groundwork that Gervais laid and brought it to a whole new level.

“I think by having a host, especially Tina and Amy, the show has a stronger image. It has more of a focus, »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Night at the Museum Secret of the Tomb review: Franchise loses sparkle

16 December 2014 7:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Directors: Shawn Levy; Screenwriters: David Guion, Michael Handelman; Starring: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Robin Williams, Rebel Wilson, Dan Stevens, Ben Kingsley, Mickey Rooney, Dick Van Dyke, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais; Running time: 98 mins; Certificate: PG

Thanks to its nifty blend of high-concept and wide-appeal comedy, the Night at the Museum series has established itself as dependable family entertainment. Third time around the magic is wearing thin, however, with the bulk of the action relocating to London as Ben Stiller's security guard Larry attempts to revive the magical tablet that brings exhibits to life.

Everything about this sequel screams paycheque as the returning faces (among them Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan and Ricky Gervais) breeze through on cruise control leaving the heavy lifting to the visual effects team. The newcomers launch into it with gusto, but Dan Stevens's preening Lancelot is little more than a one-note gag and »

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Night at the Museum stars in London for European premiere of Secret of the Tomb - video

16 December 2014 4:21 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Ben Stiller, Ricky Gervais and Sir Ben Kingsley are among the stars on the red carpet in London's Leicester Square at the European premiere of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. The film opens on December 19 and sees Larry and his friends head to the British Museum to save the magical powers of the Tablet of Ahkmenrah Continue reading »

- Guardian Staff

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News Nuggets: Will former Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais heckle Tina Fey, Amy Poehler?

15 December 2014 9:23 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Comedian and actor Ricky Gervais is returning to the Golden Globes next month, but not as the host. That job will remain for a third time with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Gervais is back this time as a nominee for Best TV Comedy Actor on the Netflix show "Derek." During his three times as the emcee, he offered up lots of stinging (some said too mean) barbs about the Hollywood stars in the room. He says he is fully prepared to be the target of Fey and Poehler: "I'm going to heckle back. I'm taking on a microphone to have control of the big speaker system so that it's a fair fight. As long as they don't actually kill me, I'm ready for anything." The Golden Globes will be live January 11 on NBC. Variety -Break- Last year was the Beatles; this time it's Stevie Wonder. CBS will air "Stevie »

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