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Fun Second Trailer for Musical Sequel 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again'

"What happened when you met my mother?" Get ready to dance! Universal has launched the second official Us trailer for the highly anticipated musical sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, following up the hugely successful, beloved original movie from 2012. Told through the music of Abba, the story is about a woman trying to figure out who her real father is. This is sort of a prequel, telling the story of how the three dads came into Donna's life. Lily James stars in this one, as the younger Donna, Meryl Streep's character from the first. The huge cast stars Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård, Dominic Cooper, Andy Garcia, Julie Walters, Cher, Jeremy Irvine, Alexa Davies, Naoko Mori, and Hugh Skinner. This looks like so much fun! Really, how could anyone not enjoy this film? Dancing and singing and romance and boats and
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Official UK Trailer for Musical Sequel 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again'

"Come on girls!" Universal UK has debuted a new international trailer for the highly anticipated musical sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, which was a smash success when the original movie opened in 2012. Told through the music of Abba, the story is about a woman trying to figure out who her real father is. This is sort of a prequel, telling the story of how the three dads came into Donna's life. Lily James stars in this new one, as the younger Donna, Meryl Streep's character from the first. The huge cast stars Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård, Dominic Cooper, Andy Garcia, Julie Walters, Cher, Jeremy Irvine, Alexa Davies, Naoko Mori, and Hugh Skinner. This seems like it's going to be a delightfully happy, totally joyful, entertaining movie. Here's the new UK trailer (+ new poster) for Ol Parker's Mamma Mia!
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First Lively Trailer for Musical Sequel 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again'

"Let me tell you how she did it... all on her own!" Here we go again! Universal has unveiled the first teaser trailer for the highly anticipated musical sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, which was a smash success when the original movie opened in 2012. Told through the music of Abba, the story is about a woman trying to figure out who her real father is. This sequel is sort of a prequel, telling the story of how the three dads came into Donna's life. Lily James stars in this new one, as the younger Donna, Meryl Streep's character. The ensemble cast includes Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård, Dominic Cooper, Andy Garcia, Julie Walters, Cher, Jeremy Irvine, Alexa Davies, Naoko Mori, and Hugh Skinner. This looks like it's going to be a blast. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Ol Parker's Mamma Mia!
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Torchwood: hear Ianto and Jack reunite in new audio trailer

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John Barrowman and Gareth David-Lloyd meet again in this trailer for Big Finish's Torchwood story, Broken...

John Barrowman's Captain Jack Harkness and Gareth David-Lloyd's Ianto Jones are set to reunite later this year. The pair will cross paths in a Big Finish audio adventure entitled Broken.

Here's the trailer...

And here's a synopsis...

"Whenever Ianto Jones has a tough day at work, he has somewhere he can hide. And, for Ianto Jones, it's always a tough day at work.

"His girlfriend is dead, his colleagues don't trust him, and his boss... his boss is something else. With no friends in the world, and his life in danger every day, is it any wonder that at night, Ianto Jones goes to the pub?

"Ianto's local becomes somewhere where he feels safe. Safe from his demons, safe from his life, safe from Torchwood. Until one evening, Captain
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River Song audios: Colin Baker & Sylvester McCoy sign up

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The second series of Big Finish’s The Diary Of River Song audio adventures will feature Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy

Big Finish’s Doctor Who-themed audio empire continues to be the home of Doctor/companion team-ups that fans will probably never get to see on TV. Series 1 of The Diary Of River Song allowed Alex Kingston’s sassy spoiler-phobe to team up with Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor, and now the second series will take her even further back in her spacefaring husband’s timeline.

Sixth Doctor Colin Baker and Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy will appear in series 2 of The Diary Of River Song. The two classic-era Doctors will both show up in the new River-centric box set scheduled to reach our ears in 2017.

The brief synopsis for the series reads like this…

“From the space exploration vessel Saturnius – which is heading to a destination
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Everest Blu-ray Review

Director: Baltasar Kormakur

Starring: Jason Clarke, Naoko Mori, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Jake Gyllenhaal

Special Features: Race to the Summit: The Making of Everest, Aspiring to Authenticity: The Real Story, A Mountain of Work: Recreating Everest, Learning to Climb: The Actor’s Journey

Real-life recreations are most definitely in favour at the moment and human survival stories are always a smart choice, so can Everest climb the metaphorical mountain of interest? Well, it definitely gives us a strong, believable visual representation of the both the glory and misery of the mighty peak but, most importantly, presents its lead characters as real, every-day people, which is exactly who they were at the moment all that comes occurred.

The film follows two specific expeditions from the bottom to the top and although isn’t a exact real-telling of the 1996 climb, if
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Toshiko Sato Returns in Torchwood Audio Adventures

Philip Bates is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

Let’s talk Tosh! Naoko Mori is returning to the Whoniverse in a future Big Finish audio, as part of the second series in their Torchwood range. Announced live on stage at Big Finish Day, Toshiko Sato will return in the second release of Torchwood Series 2, which comprises of six titles across this year. Big Finish says: “Since...

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Everest 3-D

At last, an adventure movie that does without action-epic superhero Bs. It's simply You Are There with a dozen likeable, determined climbers coping with calamity in a place that, for all the help that can be sent, 'might as well be on the moon.' The excellent depth effects all but nail us to the screen. Everest Blu-ray + DVD Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2015 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 121 min. / Street Date January 19, 2016 / 49.98 Starring Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Keira Knightley, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robin Wright, Martin Henderson, John Hawkes, Naoko Mori, Michael Kelly, Emily Watson, Sam Worthington. Cinematography Salvatore Totino Film Editor Mick Audsley Original Music Dario Marianelli Written by William Nicholson, Simon Beaufroy Produced by Nicky Kentish Barnes, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Baltasar Kormákur, Brian Oliver, Tyler Thompson. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

I've heard no Oscar buzz surrounding Baltasar Kormákur's Everest, which makes sense. It isn't the kind of movie that courts awards,
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Torchwood stars line up in clip from BBC Radio take on The Ring for Halloween

A selection of names from British TV, including Torchwood‘s Eye Myles and Naoko Mori, will star in an adaptation of Japanese horror classic The Ring on BBC Radio 4 for Halloween.

See Also: Gwen Cooper and Rhys Williams returning to Torchwood with Big Finish

The two former Torchwood colleagues will star alongside Matthew Gravelle (Broadchurch) in the radio play, which will be part of Radio 4’s Halloween Fright Night series.

Gravelle plays a British journalist living in Tokyo who investigates the deaths of four teenagers, discovering that they all died after watching the same video tape.

When he watches the tape himself, he must unravel the mystery in the seven days the tape gives him to live.

A new clip from the show over at Radio Times gives a flavour of the horror.

Fright Night: Ring will air on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm on October 31st.
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David Tennant and Catherine Tate return to Doctor Who for new audio plays

David Tennant is returning to Doctor Who - in a new series of audio plays.

The series comes from Big Finish, producers of audio drama based on classic Doctor Who since 1999.

Big Finish has recently been branching out into new series material, with stories featuring Unit, River Song and John Hurt's 'War Doctor'.

Even better, Tennant will be joined for the three new audio plays by Catherine Tate as companion Donna Noble.

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures will be released in May 2016 and comprises three hour-long audio adventures - 'Technophobia' by Matt Fitton, 'Time Reaver' by Jenny T Colgan and 'Death and the Queen' by James Goss.

The plays mark Tennant's first appearance as the Tenth Doctor since 2013's Doctor Who anniversary special, 'The Day of the Doctor'. He originally played the part from 2005-2010.

Tate made an initial guest appearance on Doctor Who in 2006, returning as
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Torchwood's Eve Myles and Naoko Mori star in the BBC's radio remake of classic Japanese horror Ring

Torchwood's Eve Myles and Naoko Mori star in the BBC's radio remake of classic Japanese horror Ring
Torchwood stars Eve Myles and Naoko Mori have joined a new radio adaptation of the classic Japanese horror film Ring.

Myles stars as Toni and Mori as the Narrator and Sadako in the drama adapted from Koji Suzuki's film, which has a unique binaural 3D sound.

Broadchurch's Matthew Gravelle stars as Mitchell, with Akira Koieyama as Ryugi, Masashi Fujimoto as Doctor Nagao, Yuriri Naka as Tomoko/Mai and Heather Emmanuel as Yuni.

The BBC Cymru Wales Production is directed by James Robinson.

The radio play is part of a Fright Night two-parter on BBC Radio 4, which suitably enough airs on Saturday, October 31.

The other drama is The Stone Tape, which is directed by modern horror maestro Peter Strickland, who gave us the remarkable Berberian Sound Studio.

It stars Romola Garai, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Julian Barratt with a special cameo by the star of the original version, Jane Asher.
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BBC Radio 4 Halloween Fright Night dramas announced

Two new horror adaptations are coming to BBC Radio 4 this Halloween as part of Fright Night, The Stone Tape and The Ring…

While all the cool kids will be tripping over high heels and falling out of Borat mankinis on sticky dancefloors this Saturday the 31st of October, all the really cool kids will be elsewhere come Halloween: headphones on, mug of spooky cocoa in hand, listening to BBC Radio 4.

As part of Radio 4’s first annual Fright Night of Halloween programming, two exciting horror dramas are on their way: The Stone Tape, adapted from Nigel “Quatermass” Kneale’s 1972 television play, and The Ring, adapted from Koji Sozuki’s 1991 film franchise-spawning novel.

Kneale’s television play, first broadcast in 1972 as a BBC Christmas ghost story, tells the tale of a group of scientists investigating a haunted mansion whose walls are thought to have absorbed and recorded past events. It’s
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Fright Night: Radio 4's Halloween includes new versions of The Stone Tape and Ring

Peter Strickland is directing an audio version of cult 70s horror The Stone Tape with Romola Garai, Julian Barratt and Jane Asher, while Eve Myles and Naoko Mori star in a new radio adaptation of Koji Suzuki’s Ring

For many horror fans, Halloween isn’t just about creepy cosplay or getting the kids to hassle the neighbours for free sweets, it’s about the horror, the scares, the chills. And, thanks to Radio 4, this year the chills are multiplying.

On 31 October, it is devoting three hours of airtime to making listeners feel uncomfortable, unsettled and terrified.

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What Really Happened After Everest the Movie Ends? The Real-Life Survivor Story

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Everest recounts the real-life story of the May 10, 1996 trek to the top of the world's highest peak - a day that would become the deadliest in its history. (That record has sadly since been surpassed.) The movie is based on climber and survivor Beck Weathers's memoir, Left For Dead: My Journey Home From Everest, but most people are more familiar with another book about the fateful expedition: journalist Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air. The film, while epic and frightening - especially when captured in expansive IMAX 3D - still somehow doesn't compare to the real human drama - which, in my opinion, these two books better harness. Read on for more of the true story of Weathers' incredible survival and to find out about his life after Everest. Weathers and Brolin at the La premiere of Everest in Sept. Weathers, now 68, is played by Josh Brolin in the film.
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Second Opinion – Everest (2015)

Everest, 2015.

Directed by Baltasar Kormákur.

Starring Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emily Watson, John Hawkes, Michael Kelly, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright, Sam Worthington and Naoko Mori.

Synopsis:

A climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm.

The fascination with climbing Mt. Everest is one that has been marvelled at for years. Set in 1996 when people would pay tens of thousands to be led by a guide up the highest and most dangerous peak in the world, Everest details the devastating events of Rob Hall (Clarke) and Scott Fischer (Gyllenhaal). Two experienced mountaineers who led 2 teams up the mountain with tragic consequences.

From the off we’re thrust into the freezing temperatures of the mountain and then we backtrack to see how each of the climbers got there. The first hour of the film is unusually the most interesting; from the initial meeting of the group,
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Everest review – disaster without sentimentality

Emily Watson steals the show in this real-life story based on an expedition to climb Everest in 1996

Top-flight cinematography by Salvatore Totino, deftly edited by Mick Audsley, lends gravitas to Baltasar Kormákur’s tale of mountaintop disaster, based on real-life events from 1996. Jason Clarke is the leader of an “adventure consultants”’ climb beset by bad weather and overcrowding. The climbers are a mixed bag, ranging from Josh Brolin’s gruff Texan, Beck Weathers, to John Hawkes’s amiable but ailing postal worker, Doug Hansen, and Naoko Mori’s Yasuko Namba, a Japanese businesswoman dedicated to summiting the highest mountains of the seven continents.

For the most part, screenwriters William Nicholson and Simon Beaufoy (the latter co-wrote the physical endurance tester 127 Hours) attempt to avoid the sentimental tropes of the disaster movie, although radio contact with distant partners leaves both Keira Knightley and Robin Wright simply waiting for tear-jerking phone calls. Emily Watson is terrific as the base camp controller trying to manage the unfolding chaos, and it’s her scenes that pack the greatest punch, her face and voice a pitch-perfect portrayal of alarmed restraint. Powerful sound design effectively accentuates the sense of stormy isolation, giving the mountain the last word.

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Everest review – disaster without sentimentality

Emily Watson steals the show in this real-life story based on an expedition to climb Everest in 1996

Top-flight cinematography by Salvatore Totino, deftly edited by Mick Audsley, lends gravitas to Baltasar Kormákur’s tale of mountaintop disaster, based on real-life events from 1996. Jason Clarke is the leader of an “adventure consultants”’ climb beset by bad weather and overcrowding. The climbers are a mixed bag, ranging from Josh Brolin’s gruff Texan, Beck Weathers, to John Hawkes’s amiable but ailing postal worker, Doug Hansen, and Naoko Mori’s Yasuko Namba, a Japanese businesswoman dedicated to summiting the highest mountains of the seven continents.

For the most part, screenwriters William Nicholson and Simon Beaufoy (the latter co-wrote the physical endurance tester 127 Hours) attempt to avoid the sentimental tropes of the disaster movie, although radio contact with distant partners leaves both Keira Knightley and Robin Wright simply waiting for tear-jerking phone calls.
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The Real-Life Survivor Behind Everest's Harrowing True Story

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Everest recounts the real-life story of the May 10, 1996 trek to the top of the world's highest peak - a day that would become the deadliest in its history. (That record has sadly since been surpassed.) The movie is based on climber and survivor Beck Weathers's memoir, Left For Dead: My Journey Home From Everest, but most people are more familiar with another book about the fateful expedition: journalist Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild. The film, while epic and frightening - especially when captured in expansive IMAX 3D - still somehow doesn't compare to the real human drama - which, in my opinion, these two books better harness. Read on for more of the true story of Weathers' incredible survival and to find out about his life after Everest. Weathers and Brolin at the La premiere of Everest in Sept. Weathers, now 68, is played by Josh Brolin in the film.
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Everest review – Jake Gyllenhaal treks up to the summit and back without much of a view

The true-life drama about a disastrous attempt to climb Mount Everest in 1996 delivers neither edge-of-your-seat thrills nor a compelling story

Related: Everest: how Jake Gyllenhaal got to grips with the world's highest mountain

Here is a subdued true-life drama about a calamitous attempt to climb Mount Everest in 1996. It’s a film with loads of ice, snow, beards, mountains, beards and men shouting desperate instructions at each other through their snowy beards. The tremulous womenfolk are pining and whining on the end of a radio receiver or telephone, while the heroic guys battle the elements. Jake Gyllenhaal has a role that turns out to be bafflingly peripheral. The dramatic focus is split between around half a dozen characters, and it’s not clear who we should root for or why. Jason Clarke plays Rob Hall, one of the new breed of guides who have made climbing Everest a commercialised
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Naoko Mori might be back as Tosh in the new Torchwood audio series

Torchwood is back - on audio - and Naoko Mori could be reprising her role of Toshiko 'Tosh' Sato.

Mori told Digital Spy that she has been approached about playing Tosh again in Big Finish's series of audio dramas.

"I miss Torchwood so much," she admitted. "On Twitter, there's been a lot of fans saying, 'Bring it back!' - and it would be so nice to do something.

"I know there's a radio thing happening and they've talked to me about it as well, so hopefully that'll happen in due course."

It's been seven years since Tosh - and her unrequited love interest Owen (Burn Gorman) - were killed off in the gut-wrenching episode 'Exit Wounds'. But if you're still not over it, don't worry - neither is Naoko.

"Still to this day, just thinking about it makes me feel very sad," she said. "That was a really tough scene.
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