6 items from 2012
Currently in its fourth season, the hilarious British political comedy The Thick of It, set in the corridors of British government, can now be seen unedited on Hulu with new episodes every Sunday, along with the first three seasons. From executive producer/writer/director Armando Iannucci (In The Loop), the show stars Peter Capaldi, Roger Allam, Rebecca Front, Vincent Franklin, Geoffrey Streatfield, Will Smith, Olivia Poulet, James Smith, Joanna Scanlan, Ben Willbond, Chris Addison and Rebecca Gethings. During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, show creator Armando Iannucci talked about how the arrangement with Hulu came about, how happy he is with the fact that the show can be viewed unedited (without all the bleeping for the often foul language) and the day after it airs on BBC, why politics are inherently comic, what originally inspired the series, how surprised he is with the hugely positive reaction, the transition and »
- Christina Radish
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
I’ll be honest, this week’s episode was quite the disappointment. At best, it felt like a rather good online spin-off of the show which features the now-opposition. Don’t get me wrong, the laughs came pretty thick and fast towards the end, but the whole episode seemed generally rather meandering and unfocused. I missed the fluent swearing, and the whole opposition team. The only saving grace here was Roger Allam as Peter Mannion, again the stand-out in the episodes that are focusing on the current coalition government.
Everything was unbalanced. Things really picked up with Tickle’s death, which made everything a lot funnier, but it still wasn’t enough.Vincent’s Franklin’s Stewart Pearson is just not in the same league as Malcolm Tucker- I’m not saying they should be the same, but he hasn’t enough bite, or enough to truly ridicule. »
- Oscar Harding
Benedict Cumberbatch thinks his rising fame will make it harder to find a girlfriend. The British actor - who will portray villain Kahn in forthcoming 'Star Trek 2' and previously appeared in 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and War Horse' - is currently single after splitting with girlfriend Anna Jones, who he dated following the demise of his 10-year relationship with Olivia Poulet but thinks his celebrity status will only make him more awkward in social situations. He said: 'I'm not confident in social situations, just going up to someone in a bar is and saying 'hi' is going to be even more difficult because they won't know the real me. 'They will just know me as a fictional person I »
The pair has been spotted on several dates, and they went to Sir Elton John's annual Academy Awards viewing party together on Sunday night, according to Britain's Daily Mail.
Hearst's publishing heiress mother Patty was famously kidnapped by a left-wing guerilla group in 1974 and she went on to rob a bank with them in California. She was later arrested and sentenced to 35 years behind bars, but only served two after her jail time was cut by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. »
British actor Benedict Cumberbatch is single again after splitting from his fashion designer girlfriend.
However, Cumberbatch's sister Tracy Peacock has revealed he's ended his latest romance, and she insists her brother is just unlucky in love.
She tells Britain's The Sun, "You would have to be a pretty smart cookie to keep up with him. I think that is possibly why he has trouble with girlfriends... One of his regrets is that he hasn't found someone to settle down with. I think they would have to be someone not in the acting profession. Someone who was happy to hold down the fort (sic) while he went off and pursued his career." »
6 items from 2012
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