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Attack of the Adult Babies set for UK release in June

Following its world premiere at FrightFest, Nucleas Films has announced that Dominic Brunt’s outrageous horror satire Attack of the Adult Babies will be receiving a UK release this June on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.

See Also: Read our review of Attack of the Adult Babies here

The aftermath of a shocking home invasion forces three frightened family members to break into a remote country manor and steal Top Secret documents. Little do they know the stately pile is also the clandestine venue where a group of high-powered elderly men go to take refuge from the stresses and strains of daily life by dressing up in nappies and having a bevy of beautiful nurses indulging their every perverse nursery whim. Nor do they realise this grotesque assembly is compelled to refuel the world’s economy by very sinister, sick and monstrous means. As the bodily fluids hit the fan, the
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Laura Hypponen's ‘Quadraturin’ to have World Premiere at Tampere Film Festival

Film noir adaptation of Soviet author Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s fantasy short stars Brit Edward Franklin (Dr. Thorne, Brain Hack) and features cameos from an international ensemble cast including Jeff Fahey (Lost, Miami Vice, Lawnmower Man), Branko Tomovic (Fury, 24: Live Another Day), Neil Bell (Dead Man’s Shoes) and Olga Fedori (Holby City, Wolfman). The darkly humorous story follows Sutulin, a law-abiding resident of a cramped communal flat, as he experiments with a room-enlarging miracle substance, Quadraturin – with unexpected results. “We are incredibly proud and excited for Quadraturin to receive its world premiere at this prestigious A-list event. We can’t wait to share it with audiences in Finland and beyond” says London-based Finnish director Laura Hypponen. Producer Patrick Hart of Ain’t Transcending Enterprises says: “After reading Krzhizhanovsky’s...

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The Originals Adds Containment Vet as 'Calculating' Vampire in Final Season

Those familiar with Julie Plec’s work on The CW should recognize one of The Originals‘ newest recruits.

Nadine Lewington, who played Suzy on Plec’s short-lived CW drama Containment, will recur in the upcoming final season of The Originals, TVLine has learned exclusively.

First appearing in the final season premiere — airing Friday, April 20 at 9/8c — Lewington will play Greta Sienna, a “calculating and charismatic vampire” who cut her fangs in Europe in the 1920s and ’30s. Now living in New Orleans, Greta has “adapted nicely to her modern community,” though she remains a woman of “deep principles” and harbors
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Strictly Come Dancing's most popular series yet ends with 13.1m viewers

Finale fails to beat 2010’s high, but show has pulled in average 11m viewers each week – beating last year’s record of 10.9m

Strictly Come Dancing concluded the most popular series in its 14-year history on Saturday night with 13.1 million viewers tuning in at the peak of the spangled finale.

The 2017 final, in which the former Holby City actor Joe McFadden and his partner Katya Jones were crowned champions, failed to beat the viewing figures of the most-watched final, in 2010, which peaked at 14.3 million.

So deserved! Massive congratulations to @mrjoemcfadden and @Mrs_katjones @bbcstrictly 2017 winners! #Strictly pic.twitter.com/mqxn9Qdfiy

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Doctor Who: BBC Releases First Photo of Jodie Whittaker's Time Lord

Doctor Who: BBC Releases First Photo of Jodie Whittaker's Time Lord
It’s the dawn of a new era for Doctor Who.

BBC America on Thursday released a new promotional image for the upcoming Season 11, featuring Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker fully costumed and ready to take the Tardis on many a timey-wimey adventure.

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Whittaker is succeeding Peter Capaldi, who is set to make his final appearance as Twelve in this December’s Christmas special. Joining her are recently announced series regulars Bradley Walsh (Law & Order: UK) as Graham, Tosin Cole (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Ryan and Mandip Gill
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Doctor Who Casts Three New Series Regulars, One 'Returning Role'

Doctor Who Casts Three New Series Regulars, One 'Returning Role'
Jodie Whittaker won’t be the only fresh face to the Doctor Who franchise when it returns for Season 11.

BBC America on Sunday revealed three new series regulars that will join Whittaker as she begins her journey as the Thirteenth Doctor: Bradley Walsh (Law & Order: UK, Coronation Street) as Graham, Tosin Cole (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Ryan and Mandip Gill (Hollyoaks) as Yasmin. Additionally, Sharon D. Clarke (Holby City) is joining the series in an unspecified “returning role.” Further character details have not yet been divulged.

VideosDoctor Who‘s Female Twist Will Be ‘Irrelevant,’ Says David Tennant

What’s more,
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BBC Reveals The Full Tardis Team For Doctor Who Season 11

Ever since Jodie Whittaker was announced as the Thirteenth Doctor back in July, Doctor Who fans have been dying to find out more about this new incarnation of the show. Now, we finally have all the juicy details thanks to a press release straight from the BBC.

First up, we can tell you who’ll be joining Whittaker in the Tardis. Yes, it turns out that those earlier rumours were right and British comedian Bradley Walsh is stepping on board the time machine as the Doctor’s latest companion. Apparently, he’ll be playing a character named Graham.

The twist is, though, that the Doctor and Graham will have two other friends joining them on their travels. Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill (both previously seen in British soap opera Hollyoaks) are signing up for regular roles on the sci-fi show. Cole will be playing Ryan while Gill will take on the part of Yasmin.
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Trailer Premiere for Laura Hypponen's "Quadraturin"

A first Trailer just dropped for Laura Hypponen's "Quadraturin" starring Jeff Fahey (Lost, Miami Vice, Machete), Branko Tomovic (24: Live Another Day, Fury, Red), Olga Fedori (Wolfman, Skins, Holby City), Neil Bell (Dead Man’s Shoes, Peaky Blinders) and Edward Franklin (Doctor Thorne). It's a darkly comical fantasy film inspired by the Soviet author Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky's long-banned short story from 1926 and tells the story of Sutulin, a young ordinary man living in a tiny room in a communal Soviet apartment, who is visited by a mysterious stranger offering him an opportunity to try out 'Quadraturin' - a miracle product that promises to enlarge interior spaces. Sutulin takes up the offer - with surprising consequences... Watch the trailer below! Quadraturin has just picked up a distribution...

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UK Actor Says There Was No ‘Malice Intended’ in Daughter’s Drug-Related Death at Music Festival Amid Police Murder Inquiry

UK Actor Says There Was No ‘Malice Intended’ in Daughter’s Drug-Related Death at Music Festival Amid Police Murder Inquiry
John Michie is mourning the unexpected death of his 25-year-old daughter Louella, who died at the four-day Bestival music festival in southwest England on Monday.

“We do not believe there to have been any malice intended in weekend at Bestival,” the 60-year-old actor told BBC, days after Dorset Police confirmed that a 28-year-old London man, believed to be Louella’s boyfriend, was arrested in connection with her death.

“They appear to have taken an illegal substance but we would appreciate cautious and sensitive reporting until the facts are known,” John said in his statement, adding: “Louella inspired all who knew
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25-Year-Old Daughter of U.K. Actor Found Dead at Music Festival, Friend Arrested on Murder Charges

25-Year-Old Daughter of U.K. Actor Found Dead at Music Festival, Friend Arrested on Murder Charges
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of 25-year-old Louella Michie, daughter of British actor John Michie, at a music festival in southwest England, multiple outlets report.

A statement from Dorset Police confirmed that a 28-year-old London man who knew Louella was arrested in connection with her death, which occurred in the early hours of Monday.

Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Derbyshire said, “Detectives are working tirelessly to investigate the full circumstances surrounding this tragic death. A post mortem examination took place that was inconclusive and therefore we need to undertake a number of other examinations
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Trust Me episode 1 review

Louisa Mellor Aug 8, 2017

Jodie Whittaker is a luminous lead in middling new four-part BBC medical thriller, Trust Me

This review contains spoilers.

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In February this year, a Florida teenager was in court for setting up shop as a doctor and treating patients without a medical licence. In 2015 a UK woman forged qualifications to sign up with an agency that found her locum positions at Gp surgeries, prison hospitals and healthcare centres. In 2009, a German man was discovered to have faked documents that enabled him to pose as a surgeon and take part in almost two hundred operations. Next April, a Chicago man in his eighties is due for release from a Pennsylvania prison after serving a sentence for posing as a doctor for over twenty-five years.

Google any of the cases above and it’s not long before the
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Home Entertainment Review: A Dark Song

Director: Liam Gavin

Starring: Steve Oram, Catherine Walker

As summer slowly slips away from the United Kingdom, thoughts inevitably start turning to autumn and the darker nights. These nights are best paired with a scary movie and A Dark Song, which arrives on DVD from Monday 7th August, is the perfect film for just that setting. Directed by Liam Gavin, in what is his feature debut, A Dark Song offers a unsettling tale of occultism that will chill you to your very core.

Sophia (Catherine WalkerHolby City) is a woman drowning in her grief. Her young son was tragically killed, and no matter how she tries, she cannot come to terms with it. Taking drastic action, she tracks down Solomon (Steve OramSightseers), an occultist, to help her communicate with her son one last time. In order to complete the ancient invocation ritual, the pair must shut themselves off from society completely,
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Chubby Funny Review

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Author: Samuel Spencer

Chubby Funny, apart from being my username on all major online dating profiles, is a film directed by Harry Michell. The story concerns Charlie (Augustus Prew) and Oscar (Michell), struggling actors living on the outskirts of London, Zone Four in name but shot a lot around Camden. Oscar makes a pact to give himself a year in London, saying “if I don’t even appear in Holby City I’ll go back to Kent”.

Oh and it stars Dave Benson Phillips in a small role, previously of iconic gunge-based TV show ‘Get Your Own Back’. Also showing their support through cameo roles are Alice Lowe, of previously great work like ‘Prevenge’, ‘Sightseers’ and ‘Horrible Histories’, plus Julian Rhind Tutt, Anna Maxwell Martin and Jemma Redgrave.

It’s easy to see why they would support the major new comedy talent that has been unearthed by this film. We
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Better Call Saul: production gets underway on season 4

Kirsten Howard Jan 10, 2018

Filming has begun on season 4 of Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul in the Us...

Production on season 4 of Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul got underway this week with a Minkie Spiro-directed first episode. The St. Martins grad paid her dues on UK series like Holby City, Dalziel & Pascoe and Skins before recently scoring a bunch of gigs stateside, including previous Bcs instalment 'Fall' in season 3. Great to see her back behind the camera again charting the ongoing and often tragic evolution of lawyer Jimmy McGill.

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Better Call Saul showrunner Peter Gould broke the news of season 4's kick-off over on Twitter yesterday...

We are..... rolling!!! #BetterCallSaul #Season4 #Abq pic.twitter.com/dUuCDDYXrw

— Peter Gould (@petergould) January 9, 2018

More as we have it.

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Sharon D Clarke: ‘I’d like to see more multiracial casts on stage and TV’

The actor and singer on her new role in the civil rights musical Caroline, Or Change – and playing the baddie in panto

Sharon D Clarke, 50, grew up in Tottenham, north London, the daughter of working-class Jamaican parents, and first trained as a social worker. She had a top 10 hit with Nomad’s (I Wanna Give you) Devotion in 1991, and from 2005-8 played Lola Griffin on Holby City. Highlights of her stage career include Ghost, The Amen Corner, for which she won an Olivier award, and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. She was described as “ever-magnificent” and “incomparable” in reviews of her last musical, The Life, at Southwark, and next month leads the Chichester festival theatre production of Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s 2003 civil rights musical Caroline, Or Change. Clarke is married to an executive producer of Hackney Empire, Susie McKenna.

Your character, Caroline, is a black single mother and
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Paul McGann will bring his doctoring skills to Holby City

Rob Leane Apr 5, 2017

Former Doctor Who star Paul McGann will play "a surgical star" in BBC medical drama Holby City...

Paul McGann is best known among geeks as the eighth man to play the lead role in Doctor Who, but now he's set to attempt a different sort of doctoring: he's nabbed a role as a surgeon in the BBC's medical mainstay Holby City.

Mr McGann will play Professor John Gaskell, who's described in CultBox's report as "a surgical star with irrepressible charm" who will act as "the saviour of the hour when Holby struggles under a crisis, armed with a programme of surgical innovations – taking the hospital into an exciting but unknown future."

The prospect of McGann sharing scenes with long-time Holby star Guy Henry is particularly exciting for sci-fi fans. The Doctor and Grand Moff Tarkin (well, his pre-cgi on-set form in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) exchanging dialogue?
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Rogue One's CGI resurrection tech: how 'ghosting' will change Hollywood

Peter Cushing-style reappearances might soon be used to solve all kinds of problems, from Ben Affleck’s discomfort in the Batsuit to Benedict Cumberbatch’s busy schedule

It’s already possible to be in two places at once in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Benedict Cumberbatch proved during several out-of-body experiences in last year’s Doctor Strange. So the New York Post story that the Sherlock star has been replaced by a body double for the shooting of scenes as the sorcerer supreme in the forthcoming McU instalment Avengers: Infinity War Part One should come as no shock. Moreover, with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story having shown you don’t even need to be alive to star in a new movie, we should hardly be surprised that an actor no longer has to be on set to get involved in a shoot.

Disney has denied that Cumberbatch’s
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"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" - The Resurrection Of Peter Cushing

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In director Gareth Edwards' "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", the late Hammer Films actor Peter Cushing ("Horror Of Dracula", "The Curse Of Frankenstein") was digitally recreated as the villain 'Grand Moff Tarkin', a role Cushing originated in the first "Star Wars" movie (1977):

In "Rogue One" Brit actor Guy Henry ("Holby City") portrayed Cushing's character on set, with his work replaced with a 'photoreal' Cushing performance courtesy Lucasfilm's Industrial Light & Magic.

Some famous actors are currently getting 'scanned' so they can be recreated in films in perpetuity, or as insurance...

...if they are accidentally injured or killed on set.

In the UK, where Cushing died there is no recognized publicity right after death, although Lucasfilm did get permission from Cushing's estate to use his likeness in "Rogue One".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"...
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Rogue One Director Admits To Being Unsure About Bringing Back A Certain Character

Though it may well be common knowledge at this stage, just in case any of you have yet to catch Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, we decided not to reveal one of the film’s many secrets in the title – but major spoilers will follow from this point on.

Rogue One features the return of two fully-cg characters that were first introduced in A New Hope: Princess Leia and Grand Moff Tarkin. While the former only appears in a couple of brief shots right at the end of the movie, Tarkin is actually utilized quite a bit, and shares several scenes with Ben Mendelsohn’s Director Krennic. The use of the late Peter Cushing’s likeness for this returning villain has caused some controversy – and not just because some see it as disrespectful to his memory, but also because the effects used to render the character are
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This Is Us Adds Svu's Hari Dhillon as Randall's Work Rival

This Is Us Adds Svu's Hari Dhillon as Randall's Work Rival
For This Is Us‘s Randall, things are about to get as complicated at work as they’ve been at home.

Hari Dhillon (Law & Order: Svu) has joined the cast of NBC’s hit freshman drama in a recurring role, according to our sister site Deadline. Dhillon will play a new workplace rival for Randall, played by Sterling K. Brown. Do we sense a commodities-trader fight brewing? At least maybe it’ll get Randall’s mind off all those adopted mom/birth father issues.

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Dhillon has played attorney Sunil Varma
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