Archive for April, 2012

Alan Partridge The Movie set to hit cinemas in 2013

Posted in Comedy, Film, Movies, Radio, TV with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2012 by dc

Earlier this year I had the privilege of reading the very amusing Alan Partridge ‘autobiography’, I Partridge – We Need To Talk About Alan. It had me chuckling down memory lane and remembering all the excellent Partridge featuring/fronted TV and radio shows of the past like On The Hour, The Day Today, Knowing Me, Knowing You and I’m Alan Partridge. It also left me hankering for more from Norfolk’s finest broadcasting export.

It’s a well-timed hankering, as it looks like after years in hiatus, the world is finally going to see an Alan Partridge movie.

Speaking to Empire magazine today, co-writer Armando Iannucci said of the project, “It’s just about all come together now, so that’ll be shot later in the year,” adding, “The script is written [but] we’re always rewriting, rewriting and rewriting.”

Rumour has it that the finished product will probably hit cinemas next year sometime – a full nine years after rumours of a movie first surfaced.

Along with Iannucci, writers who’ve also been working on the script include Steve Coogan, Rob Gibbons, Neil Gibbons and Peter Baynham. And as for the plot – all Slacker Shack knows at the moment is that it won’t involve Alan moving to America, like earlier rumours suggested, with Iannucci admitting back in 2010, “We don’t see Alan, for example getting Simon Cowell’s spot on American Idol and going over there. That’s too good for Alan. Alan’s future is always brighter in his head than it is in the real world. I think Alan harbours this distortion that, with reality TV bringing back your Keith Chegwins and your Tony Blackburns and so on that his time will come, but it hasn’t come, he hasn’t had that call”.

Cool ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ poster

Posted in Art, Design, Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2012 by dc

Here’s a cool alternative poster for Guillermo del Toro‘s 2006 film Pan’s Labyrinth:

It’s by Belfast artist, Peter Strain – and you can buy one for £40 here.

Check out the opening two minutes of Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator

Posted in Comedy, Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2012 by dc

In a slightly strange move, the makers of new Sacha Baron Cohen comedy, The Dictator, have uploaded the first two minutes of the film, to wet people’s appetites. Check out the ‘preview’ below:

The film also stars, amongst others, Ben Kingsley, Anna Faris and John C Reilly and has Larry Charles directing.

The Dictator arrives in cinemas on May 18.

Kool A.D. – La Pinata – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2012 by dc

Here’s the video to the first tune to be lifted from Kool A.D.‘s new mixtape, 51:

You can download 51 for free here.

Something From Nothing : The Art Of Rap

Posted in Film, Movies, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2012 by dc

On the 15th June a new Ice-T fronted (and co-directed) documentary about rap gets a limited cinema release.

Something From Nothing : The Art Of Rap follows Ice-T as he travels coast to coast, visiting the likes of Afrika Bambaata, Grandmaster Flash, Nas, Mos Def, KRS-One, Eminem, Chuck D, Run-DMC, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg to trace the inspiration for hip-hop and rap.

Check out the trailer below:

Jack White on Later With Jools Holland

Posted in Music, TV with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2012 by dc

Earlier this week Jack White released his awesome new debut solo album, Blunderbuss.

Last night he performed four tracks on Later With Jools Holland… – three tracks from Blunderbuss (Sixteen Saltines, Freedom At 21 and Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy) and Ball And Biscuit from The White Stripes‘ 2003 album, Elephant – and completely stole the show.

Check out all four performances below, along with an interview with Jack:

Sixteen Saltines:

Freedom At 21:

Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy:

Ball And Biscuit:


You can buy Jack White‘s debut solo album, Blunderbuss here.

New Django Unchained stills

Posted in Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2012 by dc

This week, The Weinstein Company revealed two photos from the set of Quentin Tarantino‘s forthcoming “western”, Django Unchained.

The first photo features Jamie Foxx‘s slave turned bounty hunter Django, and the German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (played by Christoph Waltz) who free’s Django on the condition that they work together to kill the murderous Brittle Brothers.

The second photo features Leonardo DiCaprio‘s bad guy, Calvin Candie. Candie is a business man who owns a plantation called Candyland.

The official synopsis for the film reads as follows, “Set in the South two years before the Civil War, “Django Unchained” stars Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.

Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.

Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival…”

Django Unchained is released on December 25.