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Locked Down is a Shaggy Dog Screwball Comedy for the Lockdown

Locked Down is a Shaggy Dog Screwball Comedy for the Lockdown

Locked Down is another unexpected production that came out of the lockdown of 2020 Written, financed, and shot within 4 months, it’s another British approach to lockdown stories for film and television Unlike the reactionary and exploitation thriller tropes of the Michael Bay production Songbird, it’s a more sedate affair offering a picture of London[...]

Scotland Comic Shops Full Lockdown &#8211 No Curbside/Click And Collect

Scotland Comic Shops Full Lockdown – No Curbside/Click And Collect?

It's up to you whether you'd like them delivered or keep them in the shop until it is safe to have people pop up again. A1 Toys of Glasgow posted Due to the lockdown we only have a few staff not on furlough and these guys are working away to ensure that our Mail Order Service is[...]

Staged: David Tennant Michael Sheen &#038 The Art of the Lockdown Series

Staged: David Tennant, Michael Sheen & The Art of the Lockdown Series

Staged is arguably the most successful lockdown TV series It was conceived, shot, and broadcast during the lockdown It was so popular that a second series was almost immediately greenlit That was written and shot when lockdown in the UK was eased, then ironically premiered on the eve when a second lockdown was declared because[...]

British Comic Shops &#8211 Delays Diamond Lockdown Until March

British Comic Shops – Delays, Diamond, Lockdown Until March?

This week, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland entered its third national lockdown, with slightly different variations in the separate countries Some areas were already in lockdown, but now it's everywhere All non-essential shops are closed, and no, comic stores are not considered essential Some can run click-and-collect services and curbside pick-ups,[...]

Staged Series 2: Returning to a Different World with a Different Mood

Staged Series 2: Returning to a Different World with a Different Mood

Staged is probably the most successful TV show to be based in the lockdown, written, shot, and broadcast very quickly during the first lockdown in the UK during the spring So successful that the BBC commissioned a second series, and that just premiered in the UK tonight And it hasn’t missed a beat.[caption id="attachment_1318468" align="aligncenter"[...]

When You Are A Comic Shop In Tier 4 Lockdown London &#038 the South East

When You Are A Comic Shop In Tier 4 Lockdown, London & the South East

London and the South East of England have gone into Tier 4 lockdown Here are how several comic book stores have stated they will be dealing with the current situation.Forbidden Planet stores in Tier Four - London and Croydon - are closed yet again, but they are, again, offering a Call And Collect service. Please call the[...]

No Wonder Woman 1984 For London Back Into Lockdown

No Wonder Woman 1984 For London, Back Into Lockdown

At the time, I didn't realise that this experience would be denied all other Londoners when the movie is released tomorrow, and London goes into Tier 3 lockdown until the end of the year.[caption id="attachment_1309778" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Credit: me[/caption]HBOMax is not available in the UK, so this was the way Brits will get to see[...]

Doctor Who Theme Composers Turning Internet into Musical Instrument

Doctor Who Theme Composers Turning Internet into Musical Instrument

They have influenced everyone from Paul McCartney to Pink Floyd to Aphex Twin to Orbital. Beyond "Doctor Who": Making Music in Lockdown The composers took inspiration from the Zoom calls they made during the pandemic, using the natural lag of online calls to make “a loop of music”.“The sound gets sent to someone and they add to[...]

Forbidden Planet Launches Its First Curbside Service In The UK

Forbidden Planet Launches Its First Curbside Service In The UK

The largest comic book chain in the UK, even when split into two different companies, the last lockdown saw the stores close completely This time, they will stay open so that customers can walk, cycle or drive by and pick up their orders.[caption id="attachment_1291409" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Forbidden Planet Launches Its First Curbside Service In The[...]

Diamond UK Will Continue Distributing Comics Through Lockdown 2

Diamond UK Will Continue Distributing Comics Through Lockdown 2

Lockdown 2, electric boogaloo.. Diamond UK made the following announcement to comic book retailers yesterday, confirming that they will still be distributing comic books, even as English comic book stores go to lockdown from Thursday for a month - at least Diamond stated; Following on from the announcements over the weekend I can confirm that the[...]

Doctor Who: Steven Moffat Blink First Draft Script Available Online

Doctor Who: Steven Moffat "Blink" First Draft Script Available Online

I think you’ll agree it got better.Mind you, Russell always rather liked this ending - because, in his words, “it was a bit more lesbian.”Lots of love, have fun, stay safe.The former Steven Moffat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwdbLu_x0gYYou can check read and even download a copy of Moffat's first draft over at the "'Doctor Who' Lockdown" extras site by[...]

England Go To Your Comic Shops This Week (Before Thursday Lockdown)

England, Go To Your Comic Shops This Week (Before Thursday Lockdown)

Yesterday, as expected, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a new lockdown for England and anyone else who wants to play along From Thursday, that means the closure of any non-essential shops, all restaurants and bars except for takeaway and delivery services Courts and medical centres will remain open, as will schools, colleges and universities Movement[...]

England  &#8211 And Its Comic Shops &#8211 To Enter Lockdown Again

England – And Its Comic Shops – To Enter Lockdown Again

In two hours it is expected that Prime Minister Boris Johnson (As seen in recent issues of Hellblazer and Once & Future) will be announcing a full lockdown for the entirety of England No local tiers this time, everything closes, aside from hospitals, essential shops and educational establishments As a result, I have been booking[...]

Jack Reacher: Lee Child Franchise Near-Perfect Pandemic Panacea

Jack Reacher: Lee Child Franchise Near-Perfect Pandemic Panacea

As someone who’s often on the road in the middle of nowhere, he might miss news about the lockdown and the need to wear masks He might get infected from one of the drivers he hitches a ride from and ends up dying on the side of the road before he can get to a[...]

Staged: David Tennant Michael Sheen Lockdown Comedy Gets S02 Preview

Staged: David Tennant, Michael Sheen Lockdown Comedy Gets S02 Preview

Staged is probably the one truly successful new BBC TV series pitched, produced, and about the lockdown Its premise is simple: it follows actors David Tennant and Michael Sheen in lockdown as they bicker and fail to get on with rehearsing a play through zoom It’s the kind of show only the BBC would make[...]

One Cut of the Dead: Director releases Zoom Spinoff Shot in Lockdown

One Cut of the Dead: Director releases Zoom Spinoff Shot in Lockdown

Now director Shinichiro Ueda shot a 27-minute sequel and spinoff entirely on zoom during the lockdown One Cut of the Dead Mission: Remote was released on YouTube for free back in April for all to see.[caption id="attachment_1280671" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "One Cut of the Dead Mission: Remote" poster, Panpocopina[/caption]The original movie One Cut of the Dead[...]

#ALIVE Review: The Zombie Lockdown Movie We Need

#ALIVE Review: The Zombie Lockdown Movie We Need

It’s a tightly-written, no-holds-barred zombie movie that features a hero trapped in lockdown during the zombie apocalypse because it’s not safe to go outside Sound familiar?[caption id="attachment_1261347" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Yoo Ah-In in "#ALIVE" from Netflix[/caption]The movie follows Joon-Woo, a gamer, livestreamer, and tech geek played by Yoo Ah-In who sees the zombie apocalypse erupt from[...]

Comisery Week – Interview with Verton Banks the Lost Love

Comisery Week – Interview with Verton Banks, the Lost Love

Comisery is an Asian-American Science Fiction Screwball Comedy that Quentin Lee and I created and made over eight weeks during the lockdown It stars Bee Vang, Harrison Xu, Amy Hill, Jennifer Field, Nat Ho, Sheetal Sheth, Richard Anderson, and Verton Banks It was a screwball comedy response to the pandemic and living under lockdown It[...]

Comisery Week – Interview with Nat Ho the Assassin-in-Training

Comisery Week – Interview with Nat Ho, the Assassin-in-Training

Comisery is an Asian-American Science Fiction Screwball Comedy that Quentin Lee and I created and made over eight weeks during the lockdown It stars Bee Vang, Harrison Xu, Amy Hill, Jennifer Field, Nat Ho, Sheetal Sheth, Richard Anderson, and Verton Banks It was a screwball comedy response to the pandemic and living under lockdown It[...]

Comisery Week: Interview with Sheetal Sheth the Pragmatist

Comisery Week: Interview with Sheetal Sheth, the Pragmatist

Comisery is an Asian-American Science Fiction Screwball Comedy that Quentin Lee and I created and made over eight weeks during the lockdown It stars Bee Vang, Harrison Xu, Amy Hill, Jennifer Field, Nat Ho, Sheetal Sheth, Richard Anderson, and Verton Banks It was a screwball comedy response to the pandemic and living under lockdown It[...]