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Inside No. 9 series 3 episode 6 review: Private View

21 March 2017 8:51 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Mar 21, 2017

Spoilers ahead in our review of the final series 3 episode of Inside No. 9, which takes us to the world of modern art…

This review contains spoilers.

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Inefficiency. It’s a criticism often levelled at the BBC by a certain species of rapacious vulture who sees the corporation not as the lustrous national gem it is, but as an unjust barrier to the extent to which they’re able to feather their own nests. The BBC is full of waste, they caw. The BBC must be more efficient!

If any of the vultures had the nous to watch BBC Two at 10pm on a Tuesday night for the past few weeks, they’d have been delighted. Well, not delighted. »

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Inside No. 9 series 3 episode 5 review: Diddle Diddle Dumpling

14 March 2017 6:51 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Mar 14, 2017

The latest Inside No. 9 is a dark tale of obsession guest-starring Keeley Hawes. Spoilers ahead…

This review contains spoilers.

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3.5 Diddle Diddle Dumpling

As if we needed more proof of this strand’s ingenuity, the latest No. 9 was neither a house or a room, but a shoe. A lack of walls didn’t make it any less encompassing or prisonlike for the story’s lead David, a character played with painful depth by Reece Shearsmith.

What started as a light and witty portrait of an eccentric obsession ended as the darkest picture of a mind unhinged by grief. Over a spring, summer and winter, a lone shoe seemingly discarded in front of his house became the focus of David’s spiralling breakdown. Though as the CCTV footage playing over the end credits showed, »

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Tuesday’s best TV: The Best of British Takeaways; The Replacement

13 March 2017 11:09 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Tom Kerridge and Cherry Healey celebrate the UK’s top fish and chips, while the beautifully played psychological drama draws to a terrifying close

The devilishly smart, ever-dark anthology series reaches the penultimate episode of its latest run. David (Reece Shearsmith) is unemployed, and wife Louise (Keeley Hawes) is keen for him to get back to work, presumably not only for his own good, but also to pay for their big suburban house. But David has other plans, namely becoming dangerously obsessed with the provenance of a mysterious shoe. Not the strongest episode of the series, but excellent nonetheless. Hannah J Davies

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- Hannah J Davies, John Robinson, Hannah Verdier, Ben Arnold, Mark Gibbings-Jones, Graeme Virtue, Jonathan Wright and Paul Howlett

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Enchanted 2: Alan Menken gives brief update

10 March 2017 6:26 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Mar 13, 2017

Alan Menken confirms that he's been working on Enchanted 2, but that the formal green light is yet to be given...

It’s been a decade – really – since the delightful Enchanted landed in cinemas, accompanied by an excellent Amy Adams performance for which she didn’t win an Oscar, and terrific songs and music from Alan Menken.

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In the decade that’s followed, there’s been ongoing talk of potentially doing an Enchanted 2, but only recently did it gain fresh impetus at Disney. It’s now an active project for the studio. And whilst little has been heard about it over the past few months, we got the »

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Metal Slug 3 Nintendo Switch review

9 March 2017 5:27 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Soldiers! Tanks! Giant crabs and zombies! We review the Nintendo Switch port of Snk's classic arcade game, Metal Slug 3...

A thousand years from now, when we've all been uploaded to a giant computer somewhere, archaeologists will term the late 20th century as the Bp epoch - Before Polygons. Long before virtual reality, way before textured polygons and anisotropic filtering and enhanced subpixel morphological processing, games were largely comprised of big, blocky pixels, each one carefully put in place by hand.

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Looking back, it's startling just how quickly pixel graphics evolved from cheerfully blocky Space Invaders to the detailed, anime-style combatants in the Street Fighter II games of the late 90s. »

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Inside No. 9 series 3 episode 4 review: Empty Orchestra

7 March 2017 7:28 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Mar 7, 2017

All change for Inside No. 9 series 3, which delivers a quasi-musical in karaoke-themed instalment, Empty Orchestra…

This review contains spoilers.

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3.4 Empty Orchestra

“When you’ve cut someone’s bum off and eaten it, you kind of go, well, better try something different!” Steve Pemberton told us at the Inside No. 9 series three launch. In Empty Orchestra, a (whisper it) love story with a (keep whispering) happy ending, something different is exactly what he and Reece Shearsmith have done.

Compared to the thoroughgoing nastiness of The Riddle Of The Sphinx, this one’s as refreshing as a sea breeze. The baddies are punished, the goodies are rewarded, and the viewer can skip happily to bed »

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Mission: Impossible 6 casting latest

5 March 2017 10:20 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Mar 6, 2017

Vanessa Kirby becomes the latest addition to the Mission: Impossible movie franchise…

There are still one or two casting questions left to resolve before Mission: Impossible 6 goes before the cameras later this year. Jeremy Renner’s involvement remains one of the key ones, with a potential clash with the shoot of Avengers: Infinity War his problem there. Our guess is he’ll be involved, but with less screen time.

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Also expected back are Rebecca Ferguson and Simon Pegg, alongside Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, of course. And now we learn that Vanessa Kirby »

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Robot Wars series 9 episode 1 review

3 March 2017 8:12 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Mar 5, 2017

The revived Robot Wars is back for a second series featuring a few new bots and some familiar faces…

This review contains spoilers.

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Here’s what I love about Robot Wars - the people. Forget gear boxes and weaponry; this is a show about human beings and the lengths to which they’ll go to achieve their dreams.

It is ‘dreams’ plural rather than singular too. Not all Robot Wars contestants share the same goal. Some, like twenty-five grand armour-plated Rapid, obviously enter because they fancy their chances in the grand final. Others, »

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SS-gb episode 3 review

3 March 2017 5:14 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Mar 5, 2017

SS-gb isn’t just period drama, it’s old-fashioned in every respect. This week, Douglas Archer gets dragged in even deeper…

This review contains spoilers.

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When SS-gb launched a fortnight ago, there was talk about its inadvertent modern-day relevance. With right-wing nationalism once again appearing to be taking hold in western politics, the story of an England occupied by Nazis felt dangerously applicable. The feeling was that intentionally or not, a drama about a past that never was might tell us something about where we are now.

Three fifths of the way through, »

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Jordan Vogt-Roberts interview - Kong: Skull Island, Miyazaki, videogames

3 March 2017 4:33 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Mar 6, 2017

The director of Kong: Skull Island talks to us about monsters, anime, videogames and lots, lots more...

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is a self-confessed nerd. Indeed, it's difficult to think of another filmmaker we've spoken to who, in the space of just 15 minutes or so, has managed to drop in such a varied array of pop cultural touchstones: Pokemon, Predator, the anime of Hayao Miyazaki, arthouse action videogame Shadow Of The Colossus, Ray Harryhausen and the Coen brothers.

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Vogt-Roberts' first feature was the charming coming-of-age comedy drama Kings Of Summer - one of the »

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X-Men 7 will be "gritty and dangerous"

24 February 2017 10:17 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

David Crow Feb 27, 2017

Simon Kinberg and Hutch Parker on Logan, and the impact that's having on X-Men: Supernova...

While sitting down Friday morning with Simon Kinberg and Hutch Parker, it’s clear that the X-Men producers are savouring the moment. On a whirlwind media tour for Hugh Jackman’s mutant swan song, they’ve been everywhere from New York to Berlin and back again promoting Logan, a film that much like Deadpool and FX’s Legion before it, has been met with a near euphoric critical reception. It’s enough to make youwonder if it all will have a major influence on the purported X-Men: Supernova, the upcoming seventh X-Men film in the franchise.

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The Wolverine: its director on where the film went wrong

24 February 2017 7:03 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Feb 27, 2017

Director James Mangold tells us about his original, "Japanese noir" intentions for his previous X-Men spin-off, 2013's The Wolverine...

Logan may be Hugh Jackman's last outing as the Wolverine, but most will agree that it sends the X-Men star out on a high note.

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It certainly means that Jackman's X-Men spin-offs have enjoyed an upward trajectory, from 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine (disappointing) via 2013's The Wolverine (pretty good) to this year's Logan (very, very good indeed).

If you're of the same mind as us, you may have thought that The Wolverine, which saw Logan slash his way through Japan, might have been better »

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Horror Channel announce March premieres

23 February 2017 3:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Horror Channel presents nine fear-filled premieres in March including the UK TV premiere of Bad Milo!, Jacob Vaughan’s laugh-out-loud comedy horror blending sharp social satire with copious amounts of slimy gore. Broadcast on Fri 31st March at 11.20pm, Bad Milo! stars Ken Marino as normal nice guy Duncan, who discovers that a cute bloodthirsty creature is living in his lower intestines. Every time he gets stressed, it crawls out of his rectum to feed on the flesh of those riling him up. Check out our review here.

Dark laughs also run amok on Fri 3rd March at 10.55pm with the network premiere of Paul Andrew Williams’ blood-drenched hostage thriller The Cottage, starring Andy Serkis, Reece Shearsmith and Jennifer Ellison. Feuding brothers David (Andy Serkis) and Peter (Reece Shearsmith) abduct a young woman (Jennifer Ellison) and hole up in a remote rural cottage, But their hostage turns the tables and »

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Inside No. 9 series 3 episode 2 review: The Bill

21 February 2017 3:25 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Feb 21, 2017

Inside No. 9 returns with a very fraught, very funny episode co-starring Philip Glenister and Jason Watkins. Spoilers ahead…

This review contains spoilers.

3.2 The Bill

“People arguing over a bill - how the hell are you going to keep that going for half an hour without becoming boring?” asked Inside No. 9’s Steve Pemberton here. He and writing partner Reece Shearsmith know full well how; by performing their show’s best trick and twisting the quotidian into lurid, unusual shapes.

The intrigue as to who’s conning who in The Bill motors us through the half-hour—this is Inside No. 9 so we know something’s up—but there’s plenty to admire on the way to our destination. Before it becomes a blood-bath and then an episode of Hustle, The Bill works as an entertaining look at passive aggression and competitiveness.

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Twisted spine-chiller Inside No 9: ‘A laugh is the same as a scream’

20 February 2017 1:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

As the darkly funny anthology series returns, creators Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith explain why comedy and horror is a marriage made in hell

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Like all the most exciting TV shows of the moment, Inside No 9 is a comedy that doesn’t try very hard to be funny. Instead, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith’s series – filed under the genre seemingly for admin purposes (the BBC don’t have an irreverently spooky anthology department) – is all about pushing buttons. Each episode, which tells a standalone story about pretty much anything at all, yields intrigue, amusement and – most notably – a torrent of goosebump-inducing horror.

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- Rachel Aroesti

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Inside No. 9 series 3: “We’re not sadists!”

13 February 2017 7:42 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Feb 14, 2017

Ace anthology series Inside No. 9 returns next week for its third run. Here’s what its creators had to say at the press launch…

Having made audiences wince at characters put through all manner of horrors—murder, suicide, demonic possession—sadism would seem a fair accusation to level at Inside No. 9’s creators. It doesn’t stand of course, because the show’s so good that it’s all pleasure and no pain. Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith don’t seek to make people suffer in writing the series. “I wouldn’t say that’s what we enjoy, we’re not sadists!” Pemberton laughs at the series three press launch. “For us, it’s all about the narrative and taking that half-hour we have for each episode and weaving the story that takes you on the biggest journey.”

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Inside No. 9: did you spot this hidden detail in every episode?

13 February 2017 4:05 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Feb 14, 2017

Series three of Inside No. 9 arrives on BBC Two on Tuesday the 21st of February. Keep your eyes peeled for this little detail…

Inside No. 9 episodes always merit watching twice, whether simply for the joy of the show’s surprising, original storytelling or to re-evaluate what you’ve seen in the light of a clever final twist.

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If you’re on your second, third or fourth re-watch of Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith’s brilliant anthology, here’s a new game to accompany you: spot the silver hare.

“It’s a nice little game we play,” Steve Pemberton told Den of Geek at »

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Inside No. 9 series 3: Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith interview

8 February 2017 7:45 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Feb 21, 2017

Anthology series Inside No. 9 returns for its third series tonight at 10pm on BBC Two. We chatted to creators Pemberton and Shearsmith...

Anthology strand Inside No. 9 is an ingenious antidote to bloated TV storytelling and convuluted multi-series arcs. Created by The League Of Gentlemen and Psychoville's Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, who write and appear in each episode, it tells original half-hour tales that surprise, delight and unsettle.

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Thankfully, BBC Two appears to know what a gem it has in the show and is treating it with the care it deserves. Five new episodes following the 2016 Christmas special start airing tonight, and filming is about to get underway on a fourth series.

We spoke to creators Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith about the necessity of keeping Inside No. 9's secrets, the joys of the half-hour format, »

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‘Doctor Who’: David Tennant Thinks Olivia Colman Could Be the Next Doctor

1 February 2017 3:53 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Having worked with her on “Broadchurch,” David Tennant is even more aware of how talented Olivia Colman is than most. (The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is onboard, having just given the actress a Golden Globe for her performance in AMC’s miniseries “The Night Manager.” Now that Peter Capaldi is stepping down as the Doctor on “Doctor Who,” Tennant — who himself played the character from 2005–2010 — is recommending his co-star for the job.

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“Olivia would clearly be a magnificent choice,” he told the Evening Standard in a recent interview. “If you have the right people telling the right stories then it’s absolutely a possibility.” All 12 thespians who’ve played the Doctor over the last 54 years have been men, of course, but until last year every Ghostbuster was a man, too, so anything’s possible.

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- Michael Nordine

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‘Doctor Who’: David Tennant Thinks Olivia Colman Could Be the Next Doctor

1 February 2017 3:53 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Having worked with her on “Broadchurch,” David Tennant is even more aware of how talented Olivia Colman is than most. (The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is onboard, having just given the actress a Golden Globe for her performance in AMC’s miniseries “The Night Manager.” Now that Peter Capaldi is stepping down as the Doctor on “Doctor Who,” Tennant — who himself played the character from 2005–2010 — is recommending his co-star for the job.

Read More: The New ‘Doctor Who’: A Plea For Diversity, and 13 Dream Doctors

“Olivia would clearly be a magnificent choice,” he told the Evening Standard in a recent interview. “If you have the right people telling the right stories then it’s absolutely a possibility.” All 12 thespians who’ve played the Doctor over the last 54 years have been men, of course, but until last year every Ghostbuster was a man, too, so anything’s possible.

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- Michael Nordine

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