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Roughcut duo reunite for film venture

Feature film outfit Who’s On First will focus on producing mainstream comedies and dramas with transatlantic appeal.

Roughcut TV boss Ash Atalla and his former head of comedy Dan Hine have reunited to establish a comedy feature film company.

Who’s On First, which is backed by People Just Do Nothing indie Roughcut, will focus on producing mainstream comedy movies and comedy dramas with transatlantic appeal. Atalla and Hine plan to champion contemporary ideas which celebrate the humour and painful realities for living in a 21st century interconnected world.

The venture has secured funding from financing outfit Los Angles Media Fund (Lamf) for the development of its first feature, & Mrs. The project is a dark take on the wedding film genre – the story of a girl who decides to go ahead with her wedding ceremony despite the fact that the groom has just died. London-based Australian writer Melissa Bubnic (Shameless), is to pen the script.

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Oldman, Anderson, Serkis In "Star Citizen" Game

  • Dark Horizons
Gary Oldman, Gillian Anderson, Andy Serkis, Mark Strong, Ben Medelsohn, Harry Treadaway, Jack Huston and Mark Hamill are set to lead the star-studded cast of the upcoming major video game title "Star Citizen". Rhona Mitra, John Rhys Davies, Liam Cunningham, Sophie Wu and Craig Fairbrass also star in the PC space simulator which is actually made up of two components.

While the full game is a massive multiplayer ongoing universe along the lines of others in this field such as "Eve Online," this one also features a more traditional story-based single-player campaign element titled "Squadron 42" built on the CryEngine (the "Crysis" games) and with Oculus Rift support. All these cast members are a part of this 'Squadron 42' element which is dubbed the "spiritual successor to Wing Commander".

The story is set in a 30th-century Milky Way and centers on the fictional United Empire of Earth, a galactic analogue of the late Roman Empire.
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The Fades

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Network: BBC America

Episodes: Six (hour)

Seasons: One

TV show dates: January 14, 2012 -- February 18, 2012

Series status: Ended

Performers include: Iain De Caestecker, Daniel Kaluuya, Lily Loveless, Claire Rushbrook, Daniela Nardini, Jenn Murray, Johnny Harris, Natalie Dormer, Robbie Gee, Sophie Wu, Theo Barklem-Biggs, and Tom Ellis.

TV show description:

This coming-of-age fantasy drama highlights the supernatural skills of a reluctant teenager, Paul (Iain De Caestecker). His best friend, Mac (Daniel Kaluuya), and his therapist, are completely stunned by the apocalyptic dreams that he’s been having. Paul's twin sister Anna (Lily Loveless) is unsympathetic of his socially awkward behavior.

As if things aren’t difficult enough, Paul is seeing the spirits of the dead (known as Fades) all around him. An embittered Fade finds a way to break the barrier between the dead and the living, aiming its
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Fresh Meat back for Series 2

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Fresh Meat, the award-winning comedy drama series written and created by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong returns to Channel 4 on Tuesday 9th October at 10pm.

Returning to the student house at  Hartnell Avenue this term a little bit older but not much wiser are Jack Whitehall as Jp, Joe Thomas as Kingsley,  Kimberley Nixon as Josie, Greg McHugh as Howard, Zawe Ashton as Vod  and Charlotte Ritchie as Oregon, along with some new faces.

Jelka van Houten joins the cast as new housemate Sabine, "a foreigner" to mess with their vibe. She is a 29-year-old PhD student from Amsterdam, who is clean-living, straight-talking and sober!

The Fades and Kick Ass star, Sophie Wu (represented by Ken McReddie Associates) plays Heather, Kingsley's new girlfriend who also happens to be Josie's best friend.

Jp's great friend from Stowe, Giles played by Gwilym Lee, has transferred from Exeter, but he has some
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The Playlist's Top 10 TV Shows Of The 2011/2012 Season

  • The Playlist
While the summer is an excuse for the movie studios to roll out their biggest offerings, television executives are much more afraid of warm weather, leaving the television dial mostly as a wasteland of repeats and reality shows. As such, the TV season essentially gets underway in September and runs through to May (with cable dramas occasionally moving the goalposts a little either way -- "Breaking Bad" starts in July, "The Newsroom" next week).

As such, TV should probably be judged on a slightly different schedule, and to mark the passing of the season (arguably which just ended with "Mad Men"; read our season finale recap here), we've run down, as we did last year, our ten favorite shows of the season. These kinds of lists always generate disagreements, and there's so much good television that some shows are bound to miss out -- some of us couldn't be bigger
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Tonight, You’re Mine Movie Review

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Tonight, You’re Mine Movie Review
Title: Tonight, You’re Mine Director: David Mackenzie Cast: Luke Treadaway, Natalia Tena, Mathew Baynton, Alastair Mackenzie, Kari Corbett, Sophie Wu and Al Green (Yes, That Al Green) It feels reductive to look down upon romantic comedies. Some say, they’re formulaic, conventional and are overly saccharin. The same can be said of any genre and any bad movie. As put, a bad movie is a bad movie, and by the same token, a good movie is a good movie. “Tonight, You’re Mine” is a good movie. On the surface, it’s a concert movie but underneath it, it’s a romantic comedy, a good one at that. It turns the mundane into interesting [ Read More ]
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Tonight you're Mine Movie Clips, Trailer and Images

Watch clips, see the trailer and images from Tonight You're Mine, starring Luke Treadaway and Natalia Tena The David Mackenzie (Young Adam) film from Roadside Attractions which was shot entirely on location at Scotland’s famous T in the Park music festival, opens in New York and Los Angeles on May 11th. Set against the picturesque yet raucous backdrop of a rock n’ roll music festival, the film follows strutting indie music star Adam (Treadaway) and feisty punk-rock girl band leader Morello (Tena), as they are handcuffed together as part of a backstage altercation. When the two feuding musicians can’t be unhitched from each other, even to perform their separate gigs, it leads them down a comedic, frustrating and ultimately romantic path. Also in the talented cast are Alastair MacKenzie, Gavin Mitchell and Sophie Wu...
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Tonight you're Mine Movie Clips, Trailer and Images

Watch clips, see the trailer and images from Tonight You're Mine, starring Luke Treadaway and Natalia Tena The David Mackenzie (Young Adam) film from Roadside Attractions which was shot entirely on location at Scotland’s famous T in the Park music festival, opens in New York and Los Angeles on May 11th. Set against the picturesque yet raucous backdrop of a rock n’ roll music festival, the film follows strutting indie music star Adam (Treadaway) and feisty punk-rock girl band leader Morello (Tena), as they are handcuffed together as part of a backstage altercation. When the two feuding musicians can’t be unhitched from each other, even to perform their separate gigs, it leads them down a comedic, frustrating and ultimately romantic path. Also in the talented cast are Alastair MacKenzie, Gavin Mitchell and Sophie Wu...
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The Fades: Season One - Blu-ray Review

If you.re unlucky enough to get into heaven you become a fade. Luckily we can.t see these monstrous harbingers. A young lad isn.t as lucky as that as he can see them and they.ve found a way to get back at humanity in this tense series from the BBC. Paul (Iain de Caestecker) and his best friend Mac (Daniel Kaluuya) are your usual outcast high school types (or whatever the equivalent grade is in England). Paul.s sister Anna (Lily Loveless) pays little attention to him as well, his mother Meg (Claire Rushbrook) dotes on him, and Anna.s friend Jay (Sophie Wu) seems attracted to him. Paul is having dreams of destruction and ash that cause him to
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Blu-ray Review: Fun Supernatural Drama of Engaging ‘The Fades’

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Chicago – Sorry SyFy fans and those of you addicted to CW goodies like “The Vampire Diaries” and “Supernatural,” but if I could have only one network for genre TV it would be BBC America. “Doctor Who,” “Torchwood,” “Being Human” — all rule. And the latest addition to the arsenal of this great network is “The Fades,” the first season of which was recently released on Blu-ray and DVD.

Blu-ray Rating: 3.5/5.0

Paul (Iain De Caestecker) is having a bad day. He’s always been the guy who isn’t really all that popular to begin with and then he starts seeing dead people and dead, well, “not people.” The title of the show refers to creatures who have died but not yet passed over the other side. And they’re pissed. And getting more powerful and terrifying. Normal people can’t see them but Paul isn’t normal. He’s also been
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Blu-Ray Review: The Fades: Season One

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Genre: Sci-Fi | Horror | Drama

Writer: Jack Thorne

Directors: Farren Blackburn, Tom Shankland

Cast: Iain De Caestecker, Daniel Kaluuya, Johnny Harris, Sophie Wu, Natalie Dormer

Number of discs: 2

Number of episodes: 6

Rated: Nr (Not Rated)

Release Date: February 21, 2012

Run Time: 338 min approx (main feature)

Video Format: HD 1080i/ 16:9 (main feature and some special features; some special features are in standard def video)

Audio: DTS HD-ma 2.0

Synopsis:

The Fades is a new supernatural horror series by 2011 Royal Television Society Award-winning writer Jack Thorne (the original UK Skins). Iain De Caestecker (Coronation Street) is Paul, a young man who is haunted by apocalyptic dreams that neither his therapist nor his best friend, Mac (Daniel Kaluuya, Skins, Sucker Punch), can provide answers for. Worse still, Paul has started seeing the Fades – the spirits of the dead – all around him. They’re everywhere but normally can’t be seen, heard or touched – until now.
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Roadside Attractions and Spwa Will Release David Mackenzie's 'Tonight You're Mine'

Roadside Attractions and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions’ Stage 6 Films will release David Mackenzie's "Tonight You're Mine" in theaters May 11. Spwa originally acquired the film under the title "You Instead" after its world premiere at the 2011 Glasgow Film Festival, followed by a Us premiere at SXSW Film Festival. Spwa will distribute all other Us media. The cast includes Luke Treadaway, Natalia Tena, Alastair MacKenzie, Gavin Mitchell and Sophie Wu. Thomas Leveritt wrote the script, and the film was produced by Gillian Berrie. Shot over four days at Scotland’s T in the Park music festival, the film follows an indie music star and a punk-rock girl band leader who get into a backstage fight and find themselves handcuffed together and unable to be separated, even to perform their gigs. The deal was negotiated by Roadside's Howard Cohen and Spwa's Michael Helfand, executive VP of business...
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The Fades, Series One: superior, darkly comic sci-fi, and one of the best shows of 2011

The Fades, Series One

Created by Jack Thorne (whose previous writing credits include Skins, This Is England and Shameless), this six-part supernatual horror series which originally aired in the UK on BBC3 last year, has now arrived on BBC America. Perhaps half-inspired by the success of E4′s superhero drama Misfits, The Fades marks BBC3′s next foray into the subgenre of the youth-skewed horror-fantasy. The Fades may just very well be one of the most promising new series of 2011, in the sense that it has the potential to really make waves if given a second series. The series manages to kick plenty of ass by breathing some much needed fresh air into the over-saturated genre; will that be enough for the series to sign for another year, or will The Fades simply fade away as the next “one-season wonder”?

Those hungry for dark science fiction, look no further. This highly ambitious,
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TV Review: BBC America Offers More Supernatural Drama With ‘The Fades’

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Chicago – “My only friend is either a lunatic or Heather Langenkamp.” It’s clever lines like that keep BBC’s “The Fades” from becoming yet-another teen supernatural drama (the Brit’s “The Vampire Diaries,” if you will) along with a relative consistency of tone and with some strong performances. There’s still something about “The Fades” that holds it back from the best that BBC America has to offer — “Being Human,” “Doctor Who,” early “Primeval,” the now-gone “Torchwood” — but it’s worth a look, especially for those of you know who Heather Langenkamp is.

Television Rating: 3.5/5.0

Paul (an effective Iain De Caestecker) is a typical horror hero in that he’s the guy who isn’t really all that popular to begin with and finds his awkward days even further problematic when he starts seeing dead people. The title of “The Fades” refers to creatures who have died but not
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Perfect Sense UK Premiere Pictures

Sophie Wu attends Perfect Sense UK Premiere. Photo copyright Landmark / PR Photos. Poojah Shah, Billy Murray and his wife attend Perfect Sense UK Premiere. Photo copyright Landmark / PR Photos. Eva Green attends Perfect Sense UK Premiere. Photo copyright Landmark / PR Photos. Eva Green attends Perfect Sense UK Premiere. Photo copyright Landmark / PR Photos. Eva Green attends Perfect Sense UK Premiere. Photo copyright Landmark / PR Photos. 10/04/2011 - Ewan McGregor - "Perfect Sense" UK Premiere - Arrivals - Curzon Mayfair Cinema - London, UK © Landmark / PR Photos 10/04/2011 - Eva Green - "Perfect Sense" UK Premiere - Arrivals - Curzon Mayfair Cinema - London, UK © Landmark /
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The Fades – New Supernatural Drama Coming To BBC Three

Wednesdays are about to get more than a little spooky thanks to new supernatural drama, The Fades, on BBC Three.

The Fades stars Iain De Caestecker (River City, Coronation Street) as Paul a teenage haunted by apocalyptic nightmares and if that’s not bad enough he now started to see the Fades as well.

But who or what exactly are the Fades? Just beyond the veil of the living lie the Fades, the spirits of the dead who haunt the living. They’re all around but they can’t be seen, smelt, heard or touched by living beings. Up until now the Fades have floated around not causing much trouble to us living folk, but now one of them has found away to break the barrier between the living and the dead, which can only lead to all manner of hell breaking loose.

As the only person able to see the Fades,
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The Fades Are Coming. It's Inevitable.

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The highly anticipated new supernatural drama, The Fades, from award-winning scriptwriter Jack Thorne (whose previous credits include This Is England '86, Skins, The Scouting Book For Boys, and Cast Offs), arrives on BBC3 on Wednesday 21st September at 9pm.

17-year-old geek Paul can see the spirits of the dead. Now a vengeful spirit - or Fade - has broken through to our world and Paul’s friends and family are in the eye of the storm.

The series stars Iain De Caestecker as Paul, and Daniel Kaluuya as Mac, with Lily Loveless (Skins) as Anna, Paul's twin sister.

The series also stars Tom Ellis (Miranda, Harley Street, Merlin), Johnny Harris (This is England '86, Spartacus), Daniela Nardini (This Life, A Street Car Named Desire), Claire Rushbrook (Ashes To Ashes), Theo Barklem-Biggs (Age Of Heroes, Miranda, EastEnders), Jenn Murray (Day Of The Triffids) and Sophie Wu (Kick-Ass, The Other Man).

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Trailer: You Instead

You Instead is a free-wheeling, rock ‘n’ roll romantic comedy set against an unforgettable lost weekend at a music festival, filled with lust, mud, betrayal, portaloos and a hundred thousand people partying to the greatest music in the world. Starring Luke Treadaway and Natalia Tena alongside Ruta Gedmintas (Lip Service), Sophie Wu (Kick Ass), Gavin Mitchell (Still Game) and Alastair Mackenzie (Perfect Sense). Directed by David Mackenzie (Perfect Sense, Hallam Foe, Young Adam), and produced by Gillian Berrie (Perfect Sense, Red Road, Hallam Foe, Dogville) for Sigma Films. The film is from a script by award winning painter and novelist (but first time screenwriter) Thomas Leveritt.
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Trailer: David Mackenzie’s Rock N Roll Film ‘You Instead’

British Director David Mackenzie has another film on the way. His last film which starred Ewen Mcgregor, Perfect Sense premiered at Sundance and his latest film You Instead just had its first Us showing at SXSW in Austin.

You Instead was shot sll in “guerrilla-style”, over a five day period during Scotland’s leading music event, T in the Park festival, giving it a supporting cast somewhere in the region of 100,000 people.

The film stars Luke Treadaway (Attack The Block), Natalia Tena (Harry Potter),Mathew Baynton (Peep Show), Ruta Gedmintas (Lip Service), Sophie Wu (Kick-Ass), Gavin Mitchell (Still Game) and Alastair Mackenzie (Perfect Sense).

Take a look at the first trailer below, supported by some great music.

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UK Trailer For Rock 'n' Roll Love Story You Instead

You Instead is a film shot guerrilla-style over five days during Scotland's leading music festival T in the Park in 2010. It is directed by David Mackenzie (Perfect Sense, Young Adam, Hallam Foe, Spread), and stars Luke Treadaway (Attack The Block, Clash Of The Titans, Brothers Of The Head), Natalia Tena (Harry Potter),Mathew Baynton (Peep Show), Ruta Gedmintas (Lip Service), Sophie Wu (Kick Ass), Gavin Mitchell (Still Game) and Alastair Mackenzie (Perfect Sense). Arriving at T in the Park for his gig, strutting indie star Adam is handcuffed to punky girl-band leader Morello. Initial frustration gives away to grudging acceptance and then the stirring of genuine feelings over the next 24 hours of the festival. Embedded below is the trailer....
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