10 items from 2015
From RedBand.Ca, Sneak Peek director Jon Drever's superhero feature "SuperBob", still looking for a North American release, starring Brett Goldstein, Catherine Tate, Natalia Tena, Laura Haddock, Ruth Sheen, David Harewood and Ricky Grover:
"...'SuperBob' tells the story of a day in the life of former postman and socially awkward civil servant 'Bob Kenner'.
"His first date in six years is thrown into chaos as the pressures of saving the world and finding love collide..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "SuperBob"...
- Michael Stevens
Jon Drever’s charming and funny 2009 accidental-superhero short gets the full-length treatment
Adapted from writer/director Jon Drever’s terrifically cute and pithy 2009 short film of the same name, this uneven but gently amusing expansion follows meteorically transformed Bob Kenner as he spends his day off on the streets of Peckham (“people say it’s a bit stabby”) and clocks in at the MoD, where his invincible flying powers are in bureaucratic demand. An inventively witty low-budget British riposte to Hancock, SuperBob doesn’t quite negotiate some of its tonal shifts between mock-doc rom-com and traffic-accident tragedy, but co-writer and star Brett Goldstein holds it all together very amiably, while Catherine Tate, Natalia Tena and Ruth Sheen provide solidly entertaining support.
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- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic
Britain's first superhero heads to the screen - and SuperBob is an absolute treat. Here's our review...
It could hardly be said that the British film industry has been matching the current rate of production of American superhero movies. A Bananaman movie has been in the works for a couple of years, but until Marvel decides to greenlight a Captain Britain movie, the domain of caped crusaders and comic book action largely belongs to Hollywood.
It's therefore quite fitting that SuperBob is about Britain's first superhero, because it's functionally Britain's first superhero film, at least since Marvel Studios got going. While Marvel diversifies its films by setting them in different genres and is about to start turning out three movies a year with that model, even they haven't thought to make a low-budget romantic comedy yet.
That idea comes instead from director Jon Drever, who adapts his »
Here’s an exclusive first look at the poster for SuperBob which stars Brett Goldstein, Catherine Tate, Natalia Tena, Laura Haddock & Ruth Sheen. It’s directed by Jon Drever and hits UK cinemas 16th October. It aout time the UK had a choir-singing superhero to look after us! Check out the poster for the movie below
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- David Sztypuljak
Ahead of its release next month, a new red band trailer has arrived online for director Jon Drever’s upcoming superhero romantic comedy SuperBob. You can check it out below after the official synopsis…
Robert Kenner is a lonely man looking for love. Today, if he can actually get his boss to give him some time off, he is going on his first date for 6 years. Oh, and he is also the world’s only SuperHero.
- Gary Collinson
The film will be released in cinemas on Oct 16 and will be available on home entertainment from Oct 19.
Brett Goldstein, part of the ensemble cast of Ricky Gervais series Derek, stars as a London postman who inherits superpowers and is recruited by the Ministry of Defence - only to become laden in bureaucracy. On his one day off, he is set to go on his first date in six years, but a visiting Us Senator may be about to start World War Three.
SuperBob first screened during the London Comedy Film Festival in January and won the Discovery Award at Loco, four awards at Filmquest and Best Feature at Philadelphia »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Shearsmith and Pemberton transport us to the 17th century for a witch trial this week in an episode high on quotability and absurdity...
This review contains spoilers.
2.3 The Trial Of Elizabeth Gadge.
“Sit in a theatre to see/A play of hopes and fears/While the orchestra breathes fitfully/The music of the spheres” – Quote from Witchfinder General (1968)
“It’s like The Crucible, but with a few extra gags thrown in” – Steve Pemberton on this week’s episode
The third instalment of this series of Inside No. 9 took us back to a perilous, and ridiculous, time in British history – the witch trials of the 17th century. In the small town of Little Happens, witchfinders Mr Warren (Shearsmith) and Mr Clarke (Pemberton) arrive to trial local woman Elizabeth Gadge for the crime of witchcraft. Employed by Justice of the Peace Sir Andrew Pike to find her guilty (or innocent. But, »
Vincent's investigation has dangerous consequences, and Dan (Richard Dormer) and Hildur (Sofie Gråbøl) try to locate Jason. Sheriff Anderssen must eventually make a decision that will affect the future of all of Fortitude's residents.
Inside No 9: BBC Two, 10pm
Two notorious witch hunters are summoned to the quaint English town of Little Happens to try an old lady, Elizabeth Gadge (Ruth Sheen), accused of consorting with the Devil.
Mathew Weiner's period advertising agency drama returns for its final run of episodes tonight.
Successful scripted comedy is, for the most part, built on firmly established characters that an audience grows to loathe, love or basically care one jot about. Which is why Inside No 9 is such a wonderful anomaly.
The BBC Two anthology series – written by Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith – invites the audience into six standalone and terrifyingly bonkers worlds where the only constant is the number on the door of the house / booth / train carriage.
The first episode in the returning series, which begins tonight, is every bit as farcical, dark and hilarious as the comedy we've come to expect from Pemberton and Shearsmith.
'La Couchette' sees irritable Dr Maxwell (Shearsmith) trying and failing to fall asleep on an overnight train from Paris to Bourg St Maurice. He has an important job interview the following morning at the World Health Organisation.
Any chance of actually getting to sleep is thwarted by »
The bones of a young man are discovered below a demolished house, prompting an investigation that rocks the lives of four people who have been waiting for this moment to come.
Walker and Bhaskar will play the lead roles of Dci Cassie Stuart and DS Sunil 'Sunny' Khan, who will look into the case and speak to the four main suspects.
The drama will be set in different areas of the UK, including the London suburbs, the Essex coast, Westminster and the Fens.
10 items from 2015
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