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Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop cut its ribbon three years ago, partnering with Oscar winner Hans Zimmer to mass-produce scores for unscripted, reality, and documentary TV series that include “Survivor” and “Alaskan Bush People.” Its latest and biggest catch is BBC’s upcoming “Planet Earth II.”
The shop’s origins go back to 1982, when Russell Emanuel was working in the mailroom of London music library Bruton Music. He was invited to record an album of sound-alike songs, corresponding to such bands as Duran Duran, and while he spent the next 15 years in the rock world, steady royalty checks from that first album “kept rolling in.”
Entering the music library world, then, “seemed like a good way to get off the tour bus,” so Emanuel formed Extreme Music with a partner in 1997 — catering mostly fresh Edm music to such clients as the BBC and ITV. “Top Gear” was an early adopter. »
- Tim Greiving
After reaching the heady heights – in numerous landscapes – then proclaiming yourself The Sentinel, our calling in the Your Sinclair Top 100 now sees us return to the inky black. Number Six from Electric Dreams Software sees us going nose-to-nose against Bydo, as we take control of R-Type.
R-Type began its life in the arcade halls across the globe back in 1987 from Irem, then 1989 it found its way on the Zx Spectrum programmed by Software Studios, who in this case where Bob Pape, Mark A. Jones, Robert L. Hylands. Our Solar System has been invaded by the most evil power ever witnessed, the Bydo Empire. Its forces are fused biological and technological abominations and they will stop at nothing to complete their mission, to take control of Planet Earth. However, mankind is fighting back by sending you in with the most technologically advanced space fighter ever created, the R9 . Can you stop »
Viewers who have ever thought “You know what would make this nature documentary even better? Hilarious commentary from Aziz Ansari!” got their wish this week when Netflix accidentally made a mashup of “Planet Earth” and the standup comedian’s “Live at Madison Square Garden” special. Due to a glitch, people who watched the acclaimed nature documentary on the streaming service found spectacular images of rare wildlife in stunning natural habitats paired with subtitles from Ansari’s act — cutting one-liners, observations about the Brooklyn bar scene and commentary about millennials having existential crises. Needless to say, the combined result was far »
- Debbie Emery
Preparing for potential first lady Melania Trump’s speech on the opening night of the Republican National Convention, a small, silly, snarky part of me was hoping she’d use the primetime exposure to promote the “timepieces and fashion jewelry” she sells at MelaniaTrump.com. #MakeAmericaElegantAgain
RelatedFully Clothed Antonio Sabato Jr. Draws Raucous Cheers With Rnc Speech
Nothing that spectacularly crazy happened, I’m sorry/pleased to report. Unless, of course, you caught the part of Melania’s talk that sounded eerily like the chorus to Rick Astley’s greatest hit. “He will never, ever give up, and most importantly, »
Rob Leane Simon Brew Aug 30, 2016
Is Deathstroke joining the DC Extended Universe? Ben Affleck wants you to think so...
Slade Wilson, better known as Deathstroke, could be the next DC character to get the movie treatment if a cryptic tweet from actor Ben Affleck is any indication. The actor dropped a few seconds of footage from what can be presumed to be an upcoming DC film that teases Deathstroke's arrival to the DC Extended Universe.
In a video, we see Deathstroke walking down what looks like an aircraft bay. He doesn't do much but look around. This could perhaps be the character's introduction in one of the upcoming DC films. To our knowledge, only Justice League is filming at the moment, so this could very well be Deathstroke's entrance into the superhero ensemble film.
Check out the tweet for yourself:
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) August 29, 2016
We don't »
Following his appearance as the serial mistake maker Nardole in the 2015 Christmas Day special, comedian Matt Lucas is set to become a regular in the cast of The BBC's "Doctor Who" from the opening episode of the tenth season.
Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, said in a statement: "Delighted and slightly amazed to be welcoming Matt Lucas back on to the Tardis - and this time it's not just for Christmas, he's sticking around. One of the greatest comedy talents on Planet Earth is being unleashed on all of time and space."
In related news, the show's upcoming spin-off series "Class" is set to have a openly gay lead character who is in a committed relationship. Following a group of students at Coal Hill School, Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins, and Vivian Oparah lead the series which is due to premiere later this year.
Source: Radio Times »
- Garth Franklin
Veteran broadcaster reflected on more than 60 years in television and the value of the BBC.
Sir David Attenborough has spoken out about the value of the BBC as part of a wide-ranging conversation at Sheffield Doc/Fest, during which he reflected on his six decades in broadcasting.
The broadcaster and naturalist told a packed auditorium: “I think that the BBC has an incomparable opportunity, which gives it an incomparable responsibility.
“Of all the television organisations in the world, it is the BBC than can say we ought to cover as wide a spectrum of human interests as we can. We »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
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BBC America's Planet Earth II TV series will premiere in winter, 2017. The new show is sequel to the 2006 BBC series, Planet Earth, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, who is reportedly aboard the project. Planet Earth II promises to, "...reveal our planet from a completely new perspective, using significant advances in both filming technology and our understanding of the natural world."
BBC America says: "Travelling through jungles, deserts, mountains, islands, grasslands and cities, the series explores the unique characteristics of Earth’s most iconic habitats and the extraordinary ways animals survive within them."
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It never fails. The one day you were finally going to hit that all-you-can-eat donut buffet or start training for that 5K or sign up for spin classes once and for all -- no, really this time -- it rains. And it doesn't. Stop. Raining.
On those days, all you have to comfort you is that blank, black void, your old friend, your TV, beckoning you to spend the entire day in a whole new world. A world where it never rains and where Cheetos are always an arm's length away. Put on the coffee and just let it happen -- everything else can wait. You have bingeing to take care of.
What if in some magical world watching TV could scientifically improve your mood when your parade gets rained on? Well, put your Snuggie on, champ, because that world is the world you live in.
- Dan Ketchum
BBC America is on the prowl. The cable network announces it is bringing The Hunt TV series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, stateside. A natural history show, The Hunt premieres on BBC America, Sunday, July 3, 2016, at 9:00pm Et/Pt. Watch a preview, below.
The Hunt TV show comes from executive producer Alastair Fothergill and series producer Huw Cordey, makers of the Planet Earth TV series. The first season of The Hunt consists of seven hour-long episodes.Read More… »
He may have just become a nonagenarian, but Sir David Attenborough shows no signs of slowing down as he launches a mobile app offering more than 1,000 clips of his work for the BBC.
The Story of Life app, which is in development, marks the presenter’s 90th birthday on 8 May and aims to bring Attenborough’s work to a younger generation focused more on iPhones than TV screens. It will be available in the Autumn.
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- Mark Sweney
Simon Brew Rob Leane Aug 19, 2016
If you’re looking for a sure sign that a big movie release is edging closer, then the sudden release of a large clutch of images is one such indicator. Now that the summer blockbuster season is effectively done, Marvel is starting to crank things up for the release of its next movie, Doctor Strange.
As such, a large collection of images have been unleashed, and you can see them all – with magical Benedict Cumberbatch at the heart of them – by clicking on the posh gallery widget at the top.
More on Doctor Strange in due course, as you might expect. For now, enjoy the pics…
Doctor Strange release date
Doctor Strange will hit UK cinemas on October 28th 2016 and American ones on November 4th. »
Mubi is showing Werner Herzog's Fata Morgana April 21 - May 20, 2016 in the United States.Fata MorganaI have a bone to pick with conventional wisdom about the films of Werner Herzog. You will often hear it said in a film class or a Herzog article that his body of work, which is acclaimed equally for fiction and documentary films, “blurs the line” between those two storytelling poles. To my knowledge, no filmmaker with as regarded a name as Herzog’s has such a voluminous body of work within the fiction and documentary bounds. Countless filmmakers have reached heights in both, but few have done it as consistently and repeatedly. Making Herzog rarer still are his other films (or sometimes just scenes in his films) which cast aspersions on this kind of talk that separates documentary and fiction as opposites meant to be mixed. The experimental works, of which the beguiling »
- Nate Fisher
Cannes — Building a now rapidly burgeoning slate of European series offered to Europe and the world, Netflix has acquired the exclusive worldwide streaming rights to “Marcella,” the crime drama series from “The Bridge” writer Hans Rosenfeldt, starring Anna Friel. The deal was struck by Cineflix Rights, which holds international distribution rights.
The show, whose cast also includes “Downton Abbey’s” Laura Carmichael, “Fortitude’s” Nicholas Pinnock, “Jekyll & Hyde’s” Sinead Cusack and Harry Lloyd, whose credits include “Game of Thrones,” will premiere on April 4 in the U.K. on commercial network ITV and will be available globally, outside of the U.K. and Ireland, on Netflix beginning July 1.
The series, produced by Buccaneer Media for ITV, stars Friel as a troubled detective mother of two children who gives up her career to care for her family. When 10 years later, her husband walks out on her, she returns to work and »
- Leo Barraclough and John Hopewell
Twentieth Century Fox has decided to reward the fans of the Alien franchise with a veritable cornucopia of xenophobe related goods. LV426 was the planet that the crew of the Nostromo made first contact with the lovable scamp we all know as the face hugger, so April 26th isn’t just some random date selected by an uncaring corporation. Fox knows that people have been enjoying the Alien movies since 1979, and since we have two announced Alien projects in the works, they are doing the ultimate in fan service to make sure it’s audience sticks around.
On April 26th, for 24 hours, every 42.6 minutes Fox’s Twitter account for Alien Day will be asking trivia questions and the first people to get them right will win some of the swag they’ve prepared for the event.
Dark Horse Comics, Funko, Neca, Sideshow Collectibles, Audible, Titan Books, Zen Studios and more »
- Jonathan Ricco
Snoop Dogg is known for his support for cannabis and his enthusiasm for wildlife. He first displayed his knowledge of nature hosting Plizzanet Earth segments on Jimmy Kimmel live. The segment was so popular that fans started an online petition to try to persuade Animal Planet to let him host an entire season of the real Planet Earth. The […]
The post Snoop Dogg Launches Nature Show, ‘Planet Snoop’ appeared first on uInterview. »
- Jenny C Lu
Last year, Jimmy Kimmel Live! brought on rapper and actor Snoop Dogg for a new sketch where he provided his own narration to the BBC documentary series Planet Earth, which was originally narrated by David Attenborough. Due to popular demand, Snoop Dogg appeared on the late night show several times for additional segments, which became such a hit that it spawned an online petition on Change.org, asking BBC, Discovery Communications and Animal Planet to have Snoop Dogg narrate full episodes. Snoop Dogg ended up making these petitioners dreams a reality, by launching his own nature show Planet Snoop yesterday on his YouTube channel Merry Jane.
The first episode features the rapper watching a nature fight between a squirrel and a snake, and at first, Snoop thinks the snake will easily take down the squirrel, but that doesn't exactly happen. The episode is just under two minutes long, complete with a laugh track, »
Marlin Perkins is probably rolling in his grave right now. Or perhaps rolling a fatty and preparing to watch Snoop Dogg‘s bold new twist on the nature documentary genre. Rapper/weed aficionado Snoop Dogg added another item to his resume this week with the launch of the series “Planet Snoop,” via his website Merry Jane. The new series is inspired by the rapper’s “Planet Earth” parodies on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” which prompted an online petition demanding that he narrate an entire season of “Planet Earth.” Also Read: Snoop Dogg Turns Sports Reporter for Super Bowl Week on 'The »
- Tim Kenneally
Snoop Dogg narrates a wild bout between a squirrel and a snake in the first installment of his new web series, "Planet Snoop," which arrives via the cannabis and culture platform, Merry Jane.
The series was inspired by a handful of segments Snoop filmed for Jimmy Kimmel Live called, "Plizzanet Earth," in which he reacted to clips from the hit BBC nature documentary. The videos were so popular, a petition to have Snoop narrate an entire season of the show garnered 75,000 signatures, leading to the creation of "Planet Snoop."
Based on the first episode, »
If we were to take a little field trip 40 years or so back in time, we’d see a different type of blockbuster film dominating the big screen. Superheroes had not yet conquered Hollywood. Back then, Mother Nature was the big box office darling. From earthquakes and tsunamis to disastrous fires and devastating accidents, we wanted to see massive amounts of Avenger-scale destruction that only the elements could concoct.
Fast forward to present day and we now watch Thor and Hulk destroy cities in the name of the good fight. Even Godzilla has returned to the cinema to continue his rapturous reptilian rampage. Monsters and heroes are what we seek today, but what of the good ole days when Planet Earth herself was what we feared most? There have been the occasional attempts to bring back that old school tale of man versus nature. The Perfect Storm was a memorable »
- Travis Keune
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