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Movies You May Have Missed: ‘Pulp’

Welcome to the latest installment in our regular Movies You May Have Missed series here on Nerdly, in which I highlight some of, what I think, are the best movies that have flown under the radar of many or have been “forgotten” in the intervening years since its release. This time round its a fantastic British comedy, Pulp.

Official Synopsis:

Thunder Racers, Infinite Finity, Rat Warriors. Junk Comics’ titles have been referred to as ‘the worst printed material since Mein Kampf’. Tony Leary, the nice-guy owner of Junk Comics, is gearing up for one last roll of the dice. His new superhero title, The Sodomizer, launches at the British International Comic Show, and nothing will stop Tony from making it a success. Nothing except a gang of Geordie criminals who are using a comic company to launder their dirty money. Tony is drafted by the police to identify the culprits and bring them to justice.
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Win Cold Feet: The Complete Sixth Series on DVD

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To mark the release of Cold Feet Series 6 on 31st October, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD. Older, but not necessarily wiser, the gang are reunited when Adam (James Nesbitt) returns to Manchester from working abroad to make an announcement but not everyone is as thrilled as he is. Pete (John Thomson) and Jenny (Fay […]

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Gravitas Buys Stand-Up Comedy Documentary ‘Dying Laughing’

Gravitas Ventures has bought rights to the stand-up comedy documentary “Dying Laughing,” which includes Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Jamie Foxx and the late Garry Shandling.

Gravitas made the deal with filmmakers Paul Toogood and Lloyd Stanton with plans to release the movie in theaters and on demand in the first quarter of next year.

Billy Connolly, Steve Coogan, Cedric The Entertainer, Mike Epps, Eddie Izzard, Jerry Lewis, Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman and Keenen Ivory Wayans are also featured in “Dying Laughing,” which premiered at this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival.

“Over two years, as the film began to emerge from the thousands of miles traveled and hundreds of hours or interviews, we learned about the physical and emotional dedication that it takes to become a stand-up comedian, and that the prospect of failure haunts even the most experienced and celebrated practitioners,” said Toogood and Stanton. “We hope
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Win A Copy Of London Has Fallen

Devastation of a world capital and a revenge plan against an American president fuel the high-octane London Has Fallen, coming to Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on June 14, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen raises the stakes with non-stop action and suspenseful plot twists. The Blu-ray™ and Digital HD versions also include exclusive bonus features about the can’t-miss thriller.

In London Has Fallen, the stellar cast of Gerard Butler (300), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight), Angela Bassett (American Horror Story), Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Radha Mitchell (Pitch Black), Sean O’Bryan (Vantage Point), and Morgan Freeman (Lucy) reprises their original roles from Olympus Has Fallen, joined by Alon Moni Aboutboul (The Dark Knight Rises), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Charlotte Riley (Edge of Tomorrow), and Waleed F. Zuaiter (Homeland). Babak Najafi directs London Has Fallen.

When the British Prime Minster dies unexpectedly,
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Grimsby review: : “Gloriously grotesque though throughly entertaining.”

Grimsby review: It’s Carry-On Spying with Sacha Baron Cohen in this grotesquely funny original comedy that will have you both wincing and weeping with laughter.

Grimsby review by Paul Heath, February, 2016. Sacha Baron Cohen returns to the screen in this offensively funny Grimsby, a film that targets the British working classes, football hooliganism, international espionage and Daniel Radcliffe.

Louis Letterier‘s film, co-written by Sacha Baron Cohen, along with Peter Baynham and Phil Johnson, focusses on Grimsby native Nobby (Baron Cohen), a father of eleven who pines for his long-lost brother Sebastian (Mark Strong), who has been missing from Nobby’s life for 28 years. Sebastian, as we learn over the gloriously shot first person Pov opening credits, is now a top British spy tasked with averting a global terrorist attack. When Nobby learns that Sebastian is going to be present at a top political event in London, his mates
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The Cold Feet reunion warms up – will the 90s hit work in 2016?

Robert Bathurst, Fay Ripley, John Thomson, Hermione Norris and James Nesbitt have been seen together on the set of ITV’s revival – but will the show survive without Helen Baxendale?

From six thirtysomethings to five fiftysomethings, Cold Feet is well and truly back. ITV has released the first image of the reunited cast, posing cheerfully at a read-through of the script ahead of filming. It has been 13 years. How do they look? Weirdly, almost exactly the same but with marginally better hair. This does not necessarily bode well for a show as firmly rooted in the 1990s as a floppy disk. As we all know, great telly from that particular decade, characterised as it was by successful, sharp-suited horny people hooking up in glass-fronted soulless bars, does not update easily. About as easily as a floppy disk, you might say. We all remember, or rather are still trying to forget,
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Cold Feet: ITV is reviving the show

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James Nesbitt, Robert Bathurst, Hermione Norris, John Thomson, and Fay Ripley will return for more episodes of Cold Feet next year…

Here’s an unexpected one. ITV is bringing back its BAFTA-winning Cold Feet. New episodes will go into production in January 2016.

Series creator Mike Bullen has conceived the new episodes, and will write and executive produce for the new series. Stars James Nesbitt, Robert Bathurst, Hermione Norris, John Thomson, and Fay Ripley are all reuniting on the screen.

Here’s a synopsis, from the official press bumf:

“It’s been 13 years since Rachel’s untimely death. How has Adam coped without his soulmate, raising their son on his own? Do Pete and Jenny still spend their evenings on the sofa, except now they watch Endeavour instead of Morse? And what of David and Karen? They’d split up, but with three children between them, are the ties that bind still strong?
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ITV Reheats ‘Cold Feet’ With Original Cast, Orders Hospital & Supernatural Dramas

Among a trio of new series orders by ITV is the revival of BAFTA-winning comedy Cold Feet. The story of three couples that was a critical and ratings hit for ITV from 1997-2003 will reunite stars James Nesbitt, Robert Bathurst, Hermione Norris, John Thomson and Fay Ripley. ITV Studios’ Big Talk is producing with Cold Feet creator and writer Mike Bullen exec producing alongside Big Talk’s Kenton Allen. Eight episodes will go into production in Manchester in January. The…
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Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson have marriage-like partnership

'The Fast Show' was the result of a ''marriage''-like writing partnership between Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson. The duo created the iconic comedy sketch show - which featured the likes of Mark Williams, Simon Day and John Thomson - and Charlie has claimed their contrasting skill-sets were the foundation of the programme's success. Charlie shared: ''It's the same for a writing partnership and a marriage is that you both have to be quite different. You both bring different things to it. If you both bring the same, it doesn't work.'' But while Paul formed a similarly successful writing partnership with fellow British
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Cold Feet: ITV Revives Cancelled Series

ITV drama Cold Feet premiered in 1997 and ran for 34 episodes over the course of five seasons. While Cold Feet was not cancelled, it ended its first run in March, 2003. Now, star Fay Ripley spills the beans: ITV is bringing back the Manchester-set show with its original cast, in 2016.

Cold Feet centers on the lives and loves of three Mancunian couples. In addition to Ripley, the cast includes: Helen Baxendale, Robert Bathurst, Hermione Norris, John Thomson, and James Nesbitt. Baxdale's character, Rachel, was killed off in the series finale. There is no news, as of yet, if Baxdale will return to the reboot in some form. Continue for more details on Cold Feet's return to ITV. Read More…
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Reynolds, Jackman, Oldman Join "Bodyguard"

Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Gary Oldman have signed on to star in the action thriller "Hitman's Bodyguard" for Millennium Films. Jeff Wadlow ("Kick-Ass 2") is directing from a script by Tom O'Connor.

The story centers on the world's top protection agent (Reynolds) who has a new client: a newly retired assassin with a mutual loathing of each other.

They're now stuck together and have 24 hours to get to the Hague. Oldman will play a villain in the film which will shoot in the United Kingdom, Amsterdam and Sofia from April 4th.

Mark Gill, John Thompson, Matt O'Toole and Les Weldon are producing.

Source: THR
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Fay Ripley confirms Cold Feet will return in 2016 with a new series: "We're off and away"

The rumours weren't greatly exaggerated - Cold Feet will return to our screens in 2016.

Fay Ripley has confirmed a new series of the ITV comedy-drama, which followed the lives of three couples going through the highs and lows of romance and friendship.

Cold Feet: Where are the cast of ITV's hit series now?

"I think we're off and away, I think we can say that," Ripley told The Mirror. "My only hesitation is that one hopes it's not going to be rubbish."

Back in August, rumours increased about a potential return for the show as stars James Nesbitt, Hermione Norris and John Thomson were thought to be in talks.

Ripley admits to having no idea where the new series will find the characters, but joked that she hopes it hasn't been written that her character has "got very thin".

"Ten years have passed, anything could have happened," she explained.
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David Walliams to play ‘dirty old’ dinner lady in BBC Christmas special

BBC1 adaptation of comedian’s book Billionaire Boy will star Cold Feet’s John Thomson and The Thick of It’s Rebecca Front

BBC1’s adaptation of David Walliam’s best-selling book Billionaire Boy will star Cold Feet’s John Thomson, The Thick of It’s Rebecca Front and Walliams as a “dirty old” dinner lady.

The book, the fourth Walliams novel to be adapted by the BBC, is being made as an hour-long special that will air as part of the BBC’s festive season of shows.

Continue reading...
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John Thomson would 'love' Cold Feet reunion

John Thomson would ''love'' to be involved in a 'Cold Feet' reunion. The 46-year-old actor - who played Pete Gifford in the long-running comedy-drama - has revealed he would definitely like to reprise his role if the planned reboot goes ahead, but only if the original team is involved. He said: ''It's not 100 per cent. It's subject for contract. It might start next year. It's likely, but the deals aren't done, because it's such a large ensemble cast. ''I don't know how it came out without it being set in stone. I would love to do it. There's a lot
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Cold Feet could bring back Helen Baxendale as 'Adam's conscience', says John Thomson

Helen Baxendale's character may have died in Cold Feet, but that hasn't stopped co-star John Thomson coming up with a clever way of bringing her back.

A new series of Cold Feet has been rumoured to be in the works, with the original cast, including Thomson and James Nesbitt, back on board.

Cold Feet: Where are the cast of ITV's hit series now?

Viewers of the popular 1990s comedy drama were shocked when Rachel (Baxendale) was killed off in the final series in a car crash. However, could she come back as a sort of ghost?

"My idea for that would be, I don't know if you've seen Dexter, but his father appears in that and he's not a ghost, it's not supernatural," Thomson told Digital Spy and others.

"The beauty of Dexter's father is that he's his conscience, so he can see him and hear him, and they do it really well.
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The X Factor has a 'finite lifespan'

John Thomson would ''love'' to be involved in a 'Cold Feet' reunion. The 46-year-old actor - who played Pete Gifford in the long-running comedy-drama - has revealed he would definitely like to reprise his role if the planned reboot goes ahead, but only if the original team is involved. He said: ''It's not 100 per cent. It's subject for contract. It might start next year. It's likely, but the deals aren't done, because it's such a large ensemble cast. ''I don't know how it came out without it being set in stone. I would love to do it. There's a lot
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10 cult ITV classics that everyone forgets - from Terrahawks to the Second Coming

ITV has hit a mighty milestone - first launched on September 22, 1955, the home of The X Factor, Downton Abbey and more is 60 years old today.

In its six decades, ITV has produced some of the biggest, best and most memorable TV shows in British broadcasting history.

But while everyone else is talking up Gladiators, Coronation Street and Blind Date, we wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate a few of the channel's less celebrated gems.

1. The Krypton Factor (1977-1995)

"Television's Toughest Quiz!" boomed the announcer back when the show launched in 1977. And even almost forty years later, nothing has quite matched Granada's brutal search for a UK superperson since.

Resembling a cross between a byzantine parlour game and a Soviet-era punishment for shoplifting, each week saw four more contestants subjected to a variety of cruel and unusual tests – from terrifying memory tests to landing a Boeing 747 (albeit on a simulator).

But worst of all?
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10 cult ITV classics that everyone forgets - from Terrahawks to the Second Coming

ITV has hit a mighty milestone - first launched on September 22, 1955, the home of The X Factor, Downton Abbey and more is 60 years old today.

In its six decades, ITV has produced some of the biggest, best and most memorable TV shows in British broadcasting history.

But while everyone else is talking up Gladiators, Coronation Street and Blind Date, we wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate a few of the channel's less celebrated gems.

1. The Krypton Factor (1977-1995)

"Television's Toughest Quiz!" boomed the announcer back when the show launched in 1977. And even almost forty years later, nothing has quite matched Granada's brutal search for a UK superperson since.

Resembling a cross between a byzantine parlour game and a Soviet-era punishment for shoplifting, each week saw four more contestants subjected to a variety of cruel and unusual tests – from terrifying memory tests to landing a Boeing 747 (albeit on a simulator).

But worst of all?
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

Cold Feet: Where are the cast of ITV's hit series now?

Is ITV really going to bring back Cold Feet?

That's the rumour, with the broadcaster apparently looking to plug the Downton-shaped hole in its schedule with a revival of the popular comedy-drama.

If it's true, they'll have a job bringing the cast back together - some have gone on to be huge telly and film stars, while others have stepped out of the spotlight entirely...

James Nesbitt

Nesbitt's carefree lothario Adam Williams met his match in Helen Baxendale's Rachel - the couple overcame infidelity and infertility but were denied lasting happiness when Rachel was killed in a traffic accident.

Since Cold Feet wrapped, Nesbitt has become one of British television's most in-demand leading men.

He fronted BBC One's gritty cop series Murphy's Law from 2003-07, led Steven Moffat's supernatural thriller Jekyll - also in 2007 - and played the title character in ITV's short-lived medical drama Monroe (2011-12).

Of late,
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Cold Feet stars are reportedly in talks for a comeback series on ITV

It's been more than 10 years since Cold Feet left our screens, but ITV could be about to revive the show for a new series.

The cast of the hit comedy drama, including James Nesbitt, Hermione Norris and John Thomson, are all thought to be in talks with the channel about reprising their roles.

Fay Ripley and Robert Bathurst are also tipped to return should the revival be given the green light, according to The Mirror.

Rumours of a potential reunion series surfaced in July, but it is now looking ever more likely that ITV will bring the series back in its traditional Sunday night slot, filling the void that will be left when Downton Abbey concludes later this year.

However, if the show does return, fans shouldn't expect to see it on screens before autumn 2016.

Cold Feet was a ratings hit for ITV during its four-and-a-half years on air between
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