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New Trailer for Indie Comedy 'Swing Away' Starring Shannon Elizabeth

"See the shot in your head, take a deep breath, and swing away..." Freestyle Media has revealed the new trailer for indie comedy Swing Away, about a professional golfer who decides to go home to Greece to get away from all the public attention. Shannon Elizabeth stars as Zoe Papadopoulos, who heads back to her grandparents' village in Greece where she ends up mentoring a 10-year-old girl who wants to be the next golf sensation. Also starring John O'Hurley, Karl Theobald, Manos Gavras, Renos Haralambidis, Alexandros Mylonas, and Viktoria Miller as Stella. This looks like one of those super-duper-charming, uplifting films in a "foreign country" where you get a taste of life abroad. It looks fun, and also very cheesy. Here's the new official trailer (+ poster) for Michael A. Nickles' Swing Away, direct from YouTube: Following a meltdown that leads to a suspension, professional golfer Zoe Papadopoulos travels to
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ITV2 hit Plebs will get a repeat run on ITV

ITV2 hit comedy Plebs will get a repeat run on the main ITV channel this summer.

The show was ITV2's highest-rating scripted comedy and its 14 episodes from series one and two will be shown across 10 weeks on ITV from Monday, June 29 at 10.40pm.

ITV's Director of Television Peter Fincham said: "We are thrilled with the response to the first two series of Plebs.

"It really is a wonderful thing - and we're really proud to have this comedy as part of our ITV family."

Plebs stars Joel Fry, Tom Rosenthal, Ryan Sampson, Sophie Colquhoun, Lydia Rose Bewley, Doon Mackichan and Karl Theobald.

The series featured cameos from Danny Dyer, Shaun Williamson, Jim Rosenthal and Simon Callow.

It centres around Marcus, Stylax and their slave Grumio and is billed as "a modern comedy in an ancient setting".

A third series of Plebs has already been confirmed for ITV2.
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Win Downhill on DVD

To mark the release of Downhill on 16th June, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.

Gordon (Richard LumsdenSightseers, TV’s The Catherine Tate Show) is determined that he and best friend Keith (Karl Theobald – TV’s 2012, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa) will conquer Wainright’s Coast to Coast Walk from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire. He also believes that having his film student son document the adventure is the perfect way to commemorate their achievement, but when a stray conversation determines that old school friends Steve (Jeremy SwiftJupiter Ascending, TV’s Downton Abbey) and Julian (Ned DennehyTyrannosaur, TV’s Luther) join them on the trip, best laid plans lead straight to multiple mid-life crises.

Combining keenly observed situational comedy; some of Britain’s finest comedy talent and a breathtaking journey through some of the best of British countryside,
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Exclusive Clip For British Indie ‘Downhill’

Four old school friends remind one another why they’ve not caught up in more than 20 years in acclaimed TV commercial director James Rouse’s hilarious feature debut, Downhill, in cinemas now and available on DVD and digital platforms on June 16th.

Gordon (Richard Lumsden) is determined that he and best friend Keith (Karl Theobald) will conquer Wainright’s Coast to Coast Walk from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire. He also believes that having his film student son document the adventure is the perfect way to commemorate their achievement, but when a stray conversation determines that old school friends Steve (Jeremy Swift) and Julian (Ned Dennehy) join them on the trip, best laid plans lead straight to multiple mid-life crises.

This clip features the four main characters standing ankle-deep in the North Sea having a very funny verbal exchange at one of the film’s pivotal moments,
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Giveaway – Win Downhill on DVD

To celebrate the release of Downhill - which is out here in the UK on Monday, June 16th – we’ve got three copies of the DVD up for grabs; read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter…

Gordon (Richard LumsdenSightseers, TV’s The Catherine Tate Show) is determined that he and best friend Keith (Karl Theobald – TV’s 2012, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa) will conquer Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire. But when a stray conversation determines that old school friends Steve (Jeremy SwiftJupiter Ascending, TV’s Downton Abbey) and Julian (Ned DennehyTyrannosaur, TV’s Luther) join them on the trip, their best-laid plans reveal multiple mid-life crises. Downhill is a comedy of errors, a testament to the tragically incompatible and a blow-by-blow account of the highs and lows of decades-long friendships.
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Exclusive clip from Downhill

To celebrate the release of Downhill, the hilarious feature debut of director James Rouse (which opened in cinemas last week and arrives on DVD and digital platforms this coming Monday, June 16th), we’ve got an exclusive clip from the film for you, which you can check out after the official synopsis….

Gordon (Richard LumsdenSightseers, TV’s The Catherine Tate Show) is determined that he and best friend Keith (Karl Theobald – TV’s 2012, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa) will conquer Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire. But when a stray conversation determines that old school friends Steve (Jeremy SwiftJupiter Ascending, TV’s Downton Abbey) and Julian (Ned DennehyTyrannosaur, TV’s Luther) join them on the trip, their best-laid plans reveal multiple mid-life crises. Downhill is a comedy of errors, a testament to the tragically incompatible
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Downhill Review

As a style of filmmaking that has been severely overcooked in the horror genre, spawning a variety of unoriginal, hackneyed productions, handheld footage has certainly served comedy somewhat more favourably. It simply has so much scope to it in such a department, provoking realism and encouraging improvisation. With the likes of This Is Spinal Tap illuminating the sub-genre, and The Office and The Thick of It also triumphing on the smaller screen, James Rouse has followed on in their footsteps with his amiable debut production, Downhill.

The film explores four old school friends and now middle-aged men, reuniting to embark on a coast to coast walk. Gordon (Richard Lumsden) is the ringleader, bringing together Keith (Karl Theobald), Steve (Jeremy Swift) and Julian (Ned Dennehy) for this arduous, yet enlightening adventure, while his young son documents the entire journey on film.

Where Downhill truly shines, is within the naturalistic approach taken,
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Film Review: British Import ‘Alan Partridge’ With Steve Coogan is Just Plain Silly

Chicago – Before earning Oscar nom validation for his “Philomena” screenplay last year, British comedian Steve Coogan led a separate life as Alan Partridge, a dopey media personality who symbolized the danger of empowering clowns like him with a microphone, whether on a news program, a late night show, or in a radio booth.

Rating: 3.0/5.0

A daffy concoction co-created by Armando Iannucci (of HBO’s “Veep” and the satirical film “In the Loop”), the character has bopped around different BBC series for years, until now getting his first feature film. With Coogan given a rare opportunity to show his prowess stateside as a lead comedian (he has appeared in “The Other Guys,” “Tropic Thunder,” and “Our Idiot Brother” in side roles), this British comedy does have a special charm. But even a certified comedian can only take a spotty collection of bits so far.

The latest adventure for Partridge finds him
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'Downton Abbey's' Hugh Bonneville comedically takes on the London Olympics with 'Twenty Twelve'

The United Kingdom recently took a big wallow in pomp and pageantry for Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, but there's something mischievous in the British national character that loves nothing more than puncturing targets that have gotten a little full of themselves.

That probably explains "Twenty Twelve," the gleeful new BBC America sitcom premiering Thursday, June 28, that casts Hugh Bonneville ("Downton Abbey") as Ian Fletcher, the hapless manager entrusted with coordinating the run-up to the Olympic Summer Games. Left to his own devices, Ian probably would be a charismatic, competent boss, but this current gig forces him to deal constantly with idiots such as "director of branding" Siobhan Sharp (Jessica Hynes, "Spaced"), who babbles endlessly in PR-speak, and Graham Hitchens (Karl Theobald), who is in charge of coordinating logistics yet incapable of understanding why Ian has qualms about his plan to route all Olympic flights through the airspace above U.
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Have you been watching … Twenty Twelve?

BBC2's joyous Olympic mockumentary starring Hugh Bonneville and Jessica Hynes has proved a Friday night comedy treat

In the face of this summer's big two landmark events, I had remained steadfastly unexcited. But that was before Siobhan Sharpe uttered the magic word Jubilympics: Jubilympic village, Jubilympic flame, Jubilympic 100 metres final … suddenly a summer of sporting contests I haven't got tickets for and royals I care not one jot about is worth looking forward to. Because here's the thing about the Olympic Deliverance Committee's Head of Brand: the thing is, she's totally cool. Totally.

That Twenty Twelve's brilliant Jubilee/Olympic hybrid branding might be something one could imagine happening in the real world – www.jubilympics.co.uk does in fact exist, though it sadly lacks the touch of Perfect Curve's viral concept designer, Karl Marx – underlines the BBC2 mockumentary's great strength. Despite the many opportunities for exaggerating the inevitable bureaucracy,
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Skins 6 Episode 1 Monday 23rd January 10pm E4!

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The Skins gang return in style on Monday 23rd January at 10pm on E4,  burning their way through a holiday in Morocco.

But what begins as a hedonistic fortnight before their return to college turns into a living hell. By the time they return to Bristol everything has changed.

Friendships fall apart whilst complicated and toxic relationships begin. And there are strangers in the mix who could either save or destroy them...

Franky (Dakota Blue Richards) goes through a sexual awakening that unleashes a wild and unpredictable side to her when she meets Luke (Joe Cole).

In Franky's wake trails Matty (Sebastian De Souza), deeply in love and about to get himself into even deeper trouble. Meanwhile Nick (Sean Teale) slowly begins to realise just what his brother sees in Franky.

Grace (Jessica Sula) and Rich (Alexander Arnold) are closer than ever, but the future holds something unexpected in store for them.
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TV Review: Twenty Twelve, 1.1

The docuspoof/mockumentary format feels curiously old-fashioned suddenly. It’s the perfect approach to take with BBC4′s Twenty Twelve, which charts the efforts of an inept Olympic Deliverance Commission to promote London 2012, but there was something too safe and cozy about the whole endeavour. Almost like it’s a part of the Olympic marketing and, with a future cameo from Lord Sebastian Coe himself, that’s probably half-true. So, rather than deliver a scabrous and insightful criticism of the Olympic Games, Twenty Twelve is just a quietly mocking series that elicits the odd giggle.

Matthew Pinsent? I don’t even know who that is.” — Siobhan

It’s a shame, because the performances and a good portion of the dialogue are very strong, and the show itself had an engaging momentum to it. Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) gets to flex his comic muscles as formidable team leader Ian Fletcher, with
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Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

Being Human, Skins and Outcasts come to an end, Twenty Twelve kicks off, and there's a great selection of movies on UK TV, too...

Although the housemates would shun it, the spotlight of the week has to shine on Being Human, with the final episode of series 3 airing Sunday, March 13th at 9:00pm on BBC3. We had a sneak peek here, where the unphotographable Mitchell is jailed and Annie looks to be keeping to her promise of staying with him, while making him stay put. But there's still The Wolf-Shaped Bullet, the finale's title, to be feared and identified, and the fate of Nina and the rapidly developing werebaby to be found out. After last week's explosive happenings, we're mystified and thrilled to think where it may all end. If you missed any part of the series, you can catch up and comment on our reviews, and meet back
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