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★☆☆☆☆The failures of The Inbetweeners 2 (2014) - as with many other films crafted from much-enjoyed television series' - would be easy to chalk down to the impossibility of recapturing the magic of what worked so well on TV into a new and scary medium. But attributing the hit and miss nature of this knowingly crafted sequel to that leap is far too simple an excuse. If the original The Inbetweeners Movie (2011) film merely stank like mouldy socks left in the washing machine too long, the odour emitted by this ill-advised follow-up could probably be likened to the bog of eternal stench that was the communal camping tent known to fans of the series.
- CineVue UK
BBC Three has announced the cast of upcoming eight-part drama series Tatau.
Layton said: "I'm thrilled to be part of this original British drama. With such a talented production team behind it I can't wait to help bring Richard's fantastic scripts to life."
Barklem-Biggs added: "I'm so excited to be a part of this unique project. The script is based on real Maori mythology, it has everything in it - romance, comedy, smuggling, mystery.
"I'm also really looking forward to working with such a great team - everyone from the producers to the directors, right down to the cast are spot on. Not »
A little while back reports were that Screen Gems were actively working on a new 'Underworld' sequel. Tentatively titled 'Underworld: Next Generation' fans were suitably excited about plans for a fifth chapter but may be dismayed to hear today that star Kate Beckinsale -below ('Total Recall') will in fact Not return as Selene! Noooooooo. Personally just a promise of seeing Kate leathered up once more would cover my price of admission right there. Now we're not so sure. British 'Divergent' actor Theo James (who many will know as the d#ckhead in 'The Inbetweeners Movie') will be reprising his role as David, who first appeared in 'Underworld: Awakening' back in 2012. No director is currently lined up but will get to helm from a script penned by Cory Goodman. »
UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 8th to Sunday 10th August 2014….
Helped along by a record-breaking opening day on Wednesday, The Inbetweeners 2 enjoyed a huge opening at the UK box office this past weekend, pulling in £12,538,114 to knock Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy into second place.
While the opening is down slightly on The Inbetweeners Movie’s £13.2 million debut, it is comfortably the biggest opening weekend of the year so far, even without £4.49 million of Wednesday and Thursday previews. For comparison, the next biggest opening was X-Men: Days of Future Past, which pulled in £9.14 million including £1.59 million in previews.
The Inbetweeners 2 was the only new release to crack the top ten, although this past weekend did see Disney’s Planes 2: Fire & Rescue expanding to the rest of the UK after debuting in Scotland the previous week, with the animated »
- Gary Collinson
London — British youth comedy “The Inbetweeners 2” has scored the biggest opening weekend box office in the U.K. this year. The film nabbed more than £12.5 million ($21 million).
The pic took over £2.7 million ($4.5 million) on its opening day, Wednesday, which is the biggest ever opening day for a comedy at the U.K. box office.
The film’s predecessor, “The Inbetweeners Movie,” took more than £45 million ($75.5 million) at the U.K. box office in 2011.
The films are based on the television series “The Inbetweeners,” which aired on Channel 4’s youth channel E4, and was BAFTA nommed. The films are written and directed by the TV series creators, Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, and produced by Spencer Millman.
- Leo Barraclough
London — Having already taken the comedy record for an opening night here with $4.6 million Wednesday, The Inbetweeners 2 went a step further and laid claim to the U.K.'s best opening weekend for the year, racing to the top of the box office. Grossing more than $21 million, the British film snatched 2014's opening weekend title from Transformers: Age of Extinction but appeared to have fallen slightly short of 2011's first The Inbetweeners Movie, which took $22 million and became the U.K.'s all-time biggest opening weekend for a live-action comedy. Based on a
- Alex Ritman
After a brief hiatus due to our live coverage of Comic-Con, we’re back with a double-sized edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a new trailer for Come Back to Me and I Spill Your Guts 2, release details on Schism, Silent Retreat, and the Class of Nuke ‘Em High soundtrack, and much more:
Come Back to Me Trailer: “Sarah (Walder) and Josh McLaren (Passmore) are a young married couple living in suburban Las Vegas. Shortly after a car accident, Sarah begins to suffer a series of disturbing memory lapses and frequent blackouts that seem to be increasing in intensity. Unsure of what is happening, and feeling as though she is losing her mind, Sarah comes to learn she is pregnant. To add to her shock, she subsequently discovers that her husband is sterile. As her marriage and world begin to fall apart, »
- Tamika Jones
London — “The Inbetweeners 2” has recorded the biggest ever opening-day gross for a comedy at the U.K. box office, beating the record-breaking tally achieved by its predecessor, “The Inbetweeners Movie.”
“The Inbetweeners 2,” which opened in movie theaters across the U.K. Wednesday, took more than £2.75 million ($4.63 million).
The films are spin-offs from the Channel 4 TV series, which focuses on the adolescent angst and japes of four teen guys, Will, Simon, Jay and Neil.
- Leo Barraclough
The Inbetweeners 2 has scored the biggest ever opening day for a comedy at the UK box office.
The sequel - which sees Will, Neil and Simon join Jay on his gap year in Australia - took £2.75m at the domestic box office on Wednesday (August 6).
The Inbetweeners 2 review: It's knee-deep in hilarity
The Inbetweeners Movie, which was released in August 2011, previously held the record, after taking £2.61m in its first 24 hours. The film went on to take £45m in the UK.
Earlier this week, actor James Buckley said he is "paranoid" that the sequel may disappoint fans.
It probably comes as no surprise that The Inbetweeners 2 has set a brand new record for the ‘Opening day for a comedy in the UK’ beating the record set by its predecessor in 2011. The sequel has brought in a whopping in £2.75m in one day.
The second movie sees the four bumbling fools Will, Simon, Jay & Neil (played by Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, James Buckley and Blake Harrison) and head to Australia on a gap year and we’re promised the movie is bigger, ruder and funnier than the first. The fact so many if us Brits flocked to the cinema yesterday to see it is a testament to the popularity of the show which started on Channel 4 and ran for 3 series climaxing in the big screen treatment in 2011 with The Inbetweeners Movie.
If you’ve missed our coverage of The Inbetweeners 2, click this way for interviews »
- David Sztypuljak
The British comedy sequel The Inbetweeners 2 enjoyed a record-breaking debut at the UK box office yesterday, pulling in over £2.75 million to surpass its predecessor The Inbetweeners Movie and set the biggest ever opening day for a comedy on these shores.
Directed by series creators Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, the film stars Simon Bird, James Buckley, Joe Thomas and Blake Harrison and sees Jay, Neil, Simon, and Will reuniting in Australia for a holiday. Also featuring in the cast are Emily Berrington, Freddie Stroma, and Tamla Kari. Read our ★★★★ review here.
The post The Inbetweeners 2 enjoys a record-breaking opening day appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
Following the astonishing $88 million worldwide haul of the 2011 sitcom spinoff “The Inbetweeners Movie” ($71 million of which was grossed in the U.K.), lightning looks ready to strike again with this more consistently funny sequel. Hardly setting the bar for originality with its fish-out-of-water antics, and even more reliant on nudity and bodily fluids for the big comic setpieces, “The Inbetweeners 2” happily dissolves such lofty concerns in giddy gales of hilarity. Pic should score again wherever fans lurk, notably in Blighty and the Antipodes, with pockets in Germany, Italy and across Europe, scoring rich profits for U.K. broadcaster Channel 4.
Squarely aimed at the millions who are already familiar with these characters, the story picks up six months or so after the events of the first film, with Simon (Joe Thomas) and the genially gormless Neil (Blake Harrison) visiting self-sabotaging geek Will (Simon Bird) at Bristol U. It’s »
- Charles Gant
At first glance, they took the easy way out. The Inbetweeners Movie grossed £45m at the UK box office in 2011, taking the four main characters from the TV show - Simon (Joe Thomas), Will (Simon Bird), Neil (Blake Harrison) and Jay (James Buckley) - away on holiday. To Malia, in fact, where they celebrated the end of their studies by stopping in low grade accomodation, and struggling to connect with women. This time? It takes them to a different country. Thus, without wasting time, The Inbetweeners 2 sees the quartet in Australia, in a tent, struggling to connect with women.
But don't be fooled. There's always been a bit more smartness under the bonnet of The Inbetweeners at its best, as writers and creators Iain Morris and Damon Beesley found different ways to inject pathos »
The actor, who plays Jay in the comedy series and movies, will return with his co-stars to the big screen on August 6 for the follow-up to their 2011 film.
Speaking to the Daily Express, he said: "We are always paranoid and worried about letting people down.
"Even if we were making The Godfather 2 we'd be going, 'Oh God, this isn't good, is it?'"
"We are a director's nightmare," he said. "Any other job we'd be fired, and we were especially bad on this film.
"We cottoned on to how important we were. Without us there was no film, so we were »
The latest Big Brother instalment appealed to more than 800,000 viewers last night (August 2), according to overnight figures.
Channel 5's reality show managed 829k (4.1%) from 9pm, with Bit on the Side earning 379k (3.6%) later from 11pm.
Sandwiched in between Big Brother was Autopsy: The Last Hours Of, which had 563k (3.4%).
BBC One's Commonwealth Games coverage averaged 5.37m (28.6%) during primetime, with a peak of 8.07m (38.6%) at around 9.15pm.
BBC Two continued airing the Commonwealth Games from 10pm, drawing in 1.48m (8.3%).
On the multichannels, ITV3's Foyle's War drew 874k (4.8%) from 9pm. »
Directed by show creators Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, The Inbetweeners 2 sees James Buckley (Jay), Blake Harrison (Neil), Joe Thomas (Simon) and Simon Bird (Will) visiting Australia, while the rest of the cast includes Emily Berrington, Freddie Stroma and David Field.
Watch the clip here…
The Inbetweeners 2 opens in cinemas across the UK on August 6th.
The post First clip from The Inbetweeners 2 appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
'Who would play you in the film of your life? Fassbender or the movie's off'
Simon Bird, 29, was raised in Guildford, Surrey. He read English at Cambridge, where he was president of the Footlights and met Joe Thomas. After performing at Edinburgh, the pair were cast in The Inbetweeners. He won the British comedy award for best newcomer in 2008 and for best TV actor in 2009. The Inbetweeners Movie was released in 2011 and the sequel is out next month. He was also in The Harry Hill Movie, The Look Of Love with Steve Coogan, and Friday Night Dinner, the second series of which is out on DVD. In 2012, he married Lisa Owens, his girlfriend since university. They live in London.
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- Rosanna Greenstreet
We’ve seen two trailers for the comedy sequel already, and one thing we were missing was a poster, but no more. The UK quad poster has officially surfaced, with a warning for our friends down under.
The original movie racked up a huge $88m. around the world, $36m. of which came from North America, so there’s every reason to expect another big win for British comedy this summer. The sequel faces some tough competition, »
- Kenji Lloyd
Soz, Oz. The Inbetweeners hit Australia...
Much of the focus this week has been on the box office numbers that Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie has been generating at UK cinemas. But it's still got a long, long way to go to match the business drummed up by The Inbetweeners Movie.
In fact, we suspect it'll do well to get anywhere near the cash that the incoming The Inbetweeners 2 makes as well. The new film arrives in cinemas on August 6th, and a brand new poster for it has just landed. Fairly conventional stuff, granted, but we're still expecting the film to be a huge, huge hit at the British box office....
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UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 27th to Sunday 29th June 2014….
As revealed yesterday, Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie enjoyed a solid opening at the UK box office, knocking previous champ The Fault in Our Stars down to second place with an opening weekend of £4,301,306, which is down on The Inbetweeners Movie (£13.22 million) but up considerably on the likes of Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (£2.18 million), Keith Lemon: The Movie (£1.2 million) and The Harry Hill Movie (£550k).
Mrs. Brown’s Boys wasn’t the only newcomer to crack the top ten this past weekend, with Jon Favreau’s indie comedy Chef earning £605,976 to take fifth, followed by DreamWorks’ animated sequel How to Train Your Dragon 2, which pulled in £604,325 from Scotland and Ireland to finish up in sixth (it also played in England and Wales, but only as previews which will be reported this coming weekend). Meanwhile, »
- Gary Collinson
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