From That Mitchell & Webb Look, the third and fourth series from BBC 2 in 2008 and 2009. How innocent and naive we all were… hello, good evening and remain indoors. Did you make it through that? Well done. Remain indoors. That Mitchell and Webb Look was a British sketch comedy television show starring David […]
Upstart Crow is the theatrical sequel to the BBC TV sitcom of the same name, with the same writer Ben Elton and pretty much the same cast. Directed by Sean Foley, it premiered last night in the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End. A show that regularly entertained millions on TV, entertained just hundreds, even […]
As Channel 4 work out how they're going to wind down Peep Show, Mitchell and Webb get busy with their next sitcom or, perhaps more in keeping with the official line, comedy drama.
Big surprise moment, cut out of context and posted to YouTube.
Plus... who's that voicing the big robot characters?
If you don't know David Mitchell's original novel you might have a hard time seeing how this wild variety of imagery could possibly belong in one movie. The secret is simple: this film doesn't have one straight forward narrative, but a series of interlocking stories that influence one another across great expanses of time and […]
The managers of Andy and Lana Wachowski are Circle of Confusion, and on that company's site are several promo pages for upcoming films. Amongst these is Cloud Atlas, the next Wachowski movie, co-directed with Tom Tykwer. And on that page, this poster. The film is an adaptation of the novel by David Mitchell. It mixes […]
Reputedly designed to be a film of great ambition and complexity, Cloud Atlas has been adapted from the… well, greatly ambitious and complex novel by David Mitchell. Some segments of the film have been directed by Tom Tykwer, probably best known for Run Lola Run, while others come courtesy of Andy and Lana Wachowski, most […]
I don't know if you ever saw Magicians with David Mitchell and Robert Webb, and written by Peep Show creators Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong? It was one of my preferred "illusionist" pictures from that recent wave which included The Prestige, The Illusionist and.. er… The Illusionist. The other one. Some of what worked in […]
We're drawing in on Cannes, and all that entails: from red-carpet superstars to yacht parties; from The Official Selection to Parallel Sections; and onwards to the busy marketplace, where films already made, being made and yet to be made are sold. One of the "yet to be mades" in the catalogue this year is to […]
Last night I watched 10 O'Clock Live, the political satirical show on Thursday night on Channel 4, sitting on a leather sofa. They had a rather fun back-and-forth on the efficacy of protests, comparing and contrasting the last few weeks in Egypt and the recent British protests against the selling off of forests, led by […]
I don't know long it would take for copies of Entertainment Weekly to end up on the shelves of a British Borders but it was a long time, and anyway, there's no Borders here anymore anyhow and I've never seen another chain take it. I'm depending on Americans to read the magazine for me, and […]