by Cookie N Screen
Sometimes when a television show becomes so much bigger than the tiny screen they are held to, you’ll find that some of your favourite beloved series scuttle over to the cinemas. The problem being is that some of them don’t work because they are lost in translation, struggling over their already niche market and the need to fill seats. Other times, they are fantastic, hitting every spot and their rib tickling adventures makes it a riot, much like Serenity. The trend sees more comedy shows head to the big screen and with the release of Mrs Browns Boys D’Movie (I know, I know;) let’s have a look at funny television shows that have successfully made their way to film.
by Robbie Jones
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you have no doubt heard of the TV program Mrs. Brown’s Boys, a comedy starring Brendan O’Carroll as Agnes Brown, the Irish matriarch of her family. The show, adapted from various stage plays and radio shows written and performed by O’Carroll in the 1990s, has become a massive hit, as made evident by the upcoming film release, Mrs. Brown’s Boys: D’Movie. To celebrate the release, we’re going to take a look at the history of men dressing as women in cinema.
by Cookie N Screen
Everyone loves a good musical. You’ll be pretty hard pushed to find a person in the world who doesn’t have one toe-tapping sequence kept into their hearts. The enjoyment of being submerged into a choreographed world of highly trained singers all pouring their emotion out through the medium of song is unparalleled. With movie musicals such as Moulin Rouge! and Chicago hitting the spot every time, it’s a wonder why people don’t burst into song whenever they do their shopping.
This being said, I don’t think anyone, apart from the Grecian sun, wants to be in Mamma Mia! In fact, if you wanted to be in Mamma Mia! you can just put on an Abba CD.
by Cookie N Screen
So comes another summer, here ends another wonderful East End Film Festival. This year, running on the wonderful contributions from the public via Kickstarter, the triumphant showcase of cinematic treats from the global and the local were magnificent. Luckily enough, we were able to preview some of the films and honestly, we were captivated by the determined weirdness and greatly directed from artists you may or may not have heard off (you can read all of our reviews here). The East End Film Festival is much more than a festival, it’s a celebration where film obsessee’s come and bath in the glory of cinema. And it is supported by them too. This year has been no different and it’s down to the incredible team behind it.
As if we weren’t excited about the upcoming movie from Matt Reeves, there is yet more goodness from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. This wonderful future, or you know, dystopian if you are a human, sees a pocket full of survivors faced with a highly intellectual sector of Apes and a looming war threatens both species and he is desperate to keep the piece. As the featurettes have come thick and fast, let's enjoy a couple more.
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