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Hail. To. The. King.

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Ash is back.  On telly. ON TELLY.

British Bootcamp 2: Electric Boogaloo

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It’s no real surprise that TNA Wrestling should focus its interests on this side of the pond.  The organisation determined to be professional wrestling’s most consistent number two has always enjoyed a strong… Continue reading

Bloody romance

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So, those of you with long memories (or Google) might remember me mentioning the brilliant Til Death short during my review of The Devil’s Tower a wee bit back? Well, the short film… Continue reading

Unlikely moments in TV history: Part 37 – that time Jessica Fletcher got Magnum PI off a murder charge…

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There’s a great game to be played with the Murder She Wrote/Magnum PI cross-over episodes, especially the former’s instalment – Magnum On Ice.  Which sadly doesn’t feature them performing a variety of tricks… Continue reading

Who dares wins

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Sounds like people are a bit nonplussed at their first glimpse of Charlie Cox as Marvel’s Man Without Fear, which sneaked out this weekend.

Exclusive: The horror film banned from Scottish cinemas because of #indyref

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The makers of a critically acclaimed new horror film set in Scotland have revealed cinemas have refused to show the movie until after this week’s independence referendum – in case it influences voters.… Continue reading

Review: Devil’s Tower – Grimmfest 2014

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Low budget filmmaking can result in some strange bedfellows. Budgets and availability can mean the most unlikely of pairings making up a cast. Although I can’t imagine many British horror flicks boasting quite… Continue reading

Watch the missing Doctor Who – Robot of Sherwood scene

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You’re probably well aware of two newsy things about this week’s episode of Doctor Who.  One is that it was leaked as part of the ‘Where in time is Marcelo Camargo’ fiasco a… Continue reading

It’s Grimm Up North: 2014 Grimmfest line-up revealed

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The line-up for this year’s Grimmfest horror film weekend in Manchester has been announced, following the confirmation of a couple of impressive warm-ups later this month.  And there’s a distinctly Scottish flavour.  Probably quite apt given… Continue reading

Big Bang Theory Cluedo: That list of suspects in full

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Collectormania Glasgow: Fear and Loathing at Braehead

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Braehead Arena is an odd place. A 6000 seat stadium slap bang in the middle of a slightly run-down shopping centre on the outskirts of Glasgow. Getting to it means schlepping out of… Continue reading

Is Outlander worth watching? Brigadontbother

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There’s been a remarkable amount of talk in the Scottish media of late, lamenting that Outlander – the show it has been desperately pegging as the new Game of Thrones and a much… Continue reading

Fuzzy Logic

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Kevin Clash holds a rare distinction – a man famous throughout the world, beloved by children, yet able to walk down the street completely unrecognised. An unassuming 50-something from Baltimore, Clash is the… Continue reading

Lair Raid Precautions

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The red-band trailer for Gareth Evans’ The Raid got everyone talking – but does it live up to the hype, or punch itself out?

A glimpse of Tomorrow

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With its big name celeb guest stars (hello to Christopher Lee), cliffhanger thrills and alien weirdness, the CITV version of The Tomorrow People is like the Sarah Jane Adventures 15 years too early…

Fear of Phanny

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There was a collective shrug of apathy when it was announced that The Phantom Menace, and not A New Hope, would be the first of the Star Wars saga to make the transition… Continue reading

The most sensational inspirational celebrational…

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There’s enough slapstick and silliness in The Muppets to keep all but the most junior of cinema goers entertained – ,but this is a film aimed squarely at the 30-something parents who grew up with the Muppets on the small and big screen.

Glasgow Film Festival 2012: The Thumbcast guide to Kapow, Fright Fest and beyond

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Obviously we’re a tad Glesca-centric here at the Thumbcast, so the launch of the Glasgow Film Festival always gives us a giddy little thrill, not least because there’s usually a wealth of geek-friendly films and events to enjoy. There’s a veritable smorgasbord of top notch cinema to be seen across the city, so here’s our guide to the highlights in 2012.

The Pilots That Crashed: 17th Precinct

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We take a look at RDM’s dumped pilot for a magical police procedural. It’s basically Law and Horcrux: Special Victims Unit…

Ghost Hunt

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Another Mission Impossible flick, another director, as former Pixar digimation auteur Brad Bird gets his first shot at making a film featuring real people. And Tom Cruise.

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