Freddy Vs Jason on Film 4

Freddy vs JasonIf you have been watching Film 4 lately you may have caught Saturday’s showing of one of the latest and most anticipated horror sequels ever. Providing a great mix of comedy and slasher horror Freddy Vs Jason is a movie that horror fans had been dying (excuse the pun) to see made for years.

What has been created is a kind of bizarre world that combines Jason Voorhees reality and Freddy Kruger’s all in one.

With the townsfolk now plying their unsuspecting children with dream suppressant pills to keep Freddy at bay he must find another way to break out of the Purgatory he finds himself trapped in. Of course that’s where Jason comes in, Freddy manages to tap into his energy and get Jason to do his nasty work for a while, once again installing fear into the hearts of teenagers and adults alike allowing him to break into “Or world” once more and stalk the dreams and reality of his chosen victims.

Freddy vs JasonThe best thing about this movie has to be the fact that it gives the fans exactly what they wanted. They didn’t want to see some long drawn out storyline, instead they preferred to see Jason and Freddy fight long and hard to see who would come out on top.

The movie certainly delivers, with some great scenes involving Jason and Freddy together it is almost more comedic rather than scary to watch as they tear chunks out of each other in some brutal and yet fun shots.

The supporting cast in the movie is made up largely of “trendy” young teenagers including Destiny’s Child star Kelly Rowland in her feature debut and Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps) alongside Monica Keena and Jason Ritter. Robert Englund once again resumes his role as Freddy (no-one could do it better) and we see Ken Kirzinger a well respected stuntman take on the role of Jason.

Freddy Vs Jason definitely pays homage to the 80′s slashers we associate them with, bringing back that almost cheesy dialogue and a storyline that although manages to keep us entertained isn’t exactly going to win any awards for originality, but let?s face it, did we really expect it to?!

In my opinion the movie is well worth a watch for the Freddy Vs Jason fight scenes alone, as well as the wonderfully OTT ending which is not to be missed. In short, if you are a fan of horror and loved Friday The 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street you have no reason to dislike this movie!

Full cast list for Freddy vs Jason: Alex Green, Alistair Abell, Anysha Berthot, Blake Mawson, Brendan Fletcher, Brent Chapman, Chris Gauthier, Chris Marquette, Claire Riley, Colby Johannson, Colton Shock, David Kopp, Eileen Pedde, Evangeline Lilly, Gary Chalk, Jacqueline Stewart, Jamie Mayo, Jason Ritter, Jesse Hutch, Joëlle Antonissen, Katharine Isabelle, Kelly Rowland, Ken Kirzinger, Kevin Hansen, Kimberley Warnat, Kirsti Forbes, Kyle Labine, Laura Boddington, Lochlyn Munro, Monica Keena, Odessa Munroe, Oscar Gutiérrez, Paula Shaw, Robert Englund, Robert Shaye, Sarah-Anne Hepher, Sean Tyler Foley, Sharon Peters, Spencer Doduk, Spencer Stump, Taryn McCullock, Tom Butler, Tony Willett, Viv Leacock, Zack Ward.

Changes Ahead for Eastenders (Spoilers)

We’ve had a dramatic time of it in Eastenders recently!

We saw Max almost get buried alive by his long suffering wife Tanya who after having a shock change of heart went running back to her husband’s aid dragging him out of the shallow grave she had attempted to leave him to die in.

After an emotional heart to heart Max finally shows some sign of remorse and agrees to leave the square so that Tanya can get her head together and take care of her kids.

One thing she doesn’t count on however is just how persistent Shaun will be in order to keep the woman he has fallen head over heels for. Does Tanya know what she’s getting herself into by shunning psycho Shaun’s advances? Only time will tell.

There seems to be more changes ahead in Albert Square over the next few weeks!

We saw Pat and Peggy away on a girl’s day out only to be interrupted by two very familiar faces in the form of Ricky and Diane Butcher. The two of them immediately realised that something must be wrong with Frank. They were proven to be correct in their suspicions when as the week’s episodes progressed we learned that Frank had died. This prompts the return of some very familiar faces.

Returning back to the square for the funeral is the conniving character Janine, and when it’s soon proved to be possible that she may have her own ulterior motives for being there Peggy is determined to expose her. Along with Ricky and Diane we also see Bianca make a shock return to the square with her 4 kids in tow! Dubbed as the Jackson 5 the family are sure to create havoc once again in the square and I wonder how long it will take before Ricky and Bianca get back together?

Their fiery relationship was once the talk of the town, and surely the writers will be planning some big storylines to see the two of them reunite. I don’t think it will be plain sailing though as Ricky seems to have grown a bit more of a backbone this time round and maybe less likely to be at Bianca’s beck and call.

Keep tuned into Eastenders all week, the action kicks off tonight (Tuesday April 1st) and we will see plenty of familiar faces make their temporary and not so temporary returns to the show!

Recent cast list for Eastenders: Aaron Sidwell, Adam Woodyatt, Alan Mckenna, Alan Perrin, Alex Avery, Alex Francis, Amanda Drew, Amanda Ryan, Amy Noble, Andi Osho, Andrew Frame, Andy Greenhalgh, Angela Wynter, Anna Karen, Annabel Scholey, Anthony Mark Barrow, Ash Varrez, Ashley Horne, Avin Shah, Babita Pohoomull, Barbara Windsor, Bart Ruspoli, Belinda Owusu, Ben Smith, Betty, Bobby Davro, Brett Fancy, Catherine Bailey, Celia Robertson, Cerrie Burnell, Charlie Brooks, Charlie Clements, Charlie G. Hawkins, Charlie Jones, Cheryl Fergison, Christine Ellerbeck, Christopher Ellison, Clara Salaman, Clare Moody, Cliff Parisi, Corey Smith, Cressida Whyte, Daisy Beaumont, Daniel Llewelyn-Williams, Dave Hill, David Baukham, David Schaal, David Spinx, Derek Martin, Diane Inman, Diane Parish, Edward MacLiam, Elaine Tan, Elizabeth Rider, Emma Barton, Eva Alexander, Gemma Bissix, Gillian Wright, Glen Cooper, Goran Kostic, Guy Morris, Gyuri Sarossy, Hazel Holder, Heather Cave, Helen Coombe, Himesh Patel, Ian Burfield, Ian Morris, Irina Diva, Jade Sharif, Jake Wood, James Alexandrou, James Doherty, James Forde, James Hillier, James Hoogland, Jamie Borthwick, Jamie Treacher, Jan Uddin, Jane Slaughter, Jem Wall, Jennifer Taylor, Jillianne Foot, Jo Joyner, Joe Swash, John Bardon, John Partridge, Jonah Russell, Judy Cornwell, June Brown, Justin Marosa, Kara Tointon, Karen Ascoe, Kay Bridgeman, Kellie Shirley, Kerryann White, Kika Mirylees, Kyte, Lacey Turner, Laila Morse, Larry Dann, Laurie Brett, Leena Dhingra, Leonard Fenton, Liam Noble, Linda Henry, Lisa Ellis, Lisa Turner, Lorna Fitzgerald, Louis Decosta Johnson, Louise Fullerton, Lucy Robinson, Madeline Duggan, Maisie Smith, Mandana Jones, Maria Thomas, Matt Di Angelo, Matthew Ashforde, Matthew Bearne, Maz Nieviarovski, Melanie Cameron, Melissa Suffield, Mia McKenna-Bruce, Michael Keating, Miles Anderson, Mohammed George, Morgan Crowley, Naomi Ryan, Natalie Cassidy, Natalie Dakin, Natasha Gordon, Nicholas Ball, Nick Sampson, Nicola Cowper, Nina Wadia, Nitin Ganatra, Olga Fedori, Olivia Grant, Pam St. Clement, Patsy Palmer, Paul Maddaford, Penelope Beaumont, Perry Fenwick, Peter Forbes, Petra Letang, Phil Daniels, Philip Bosworth, Phillipa Peak, Pooky Quesnel, Rachel Coombe, Ray Brooks, Rebecca Sarker, Ricky Groves, Rita Simons, Robert Kazinsky, Rory Jennings, Rudolph Walker, Ryan Philpott, Samantha Janus, Sarah Briggs, Sarah Coomes, Scott Maslen, Shona McGarty, Sian Webber, Sid Owen, Simon Lowe, Simon Meacock, Siobhan Hayes, Sophie Lawrence, Sophie Thompson, Stephanie Street, Stephen Bent, Stephen K. Amos, Stephen Lord, Steve Chaplin, Steve Hansell, Steve McFadden, Stuart Laing, Sylvia Syms, Tania Rodrigues, Tanya Franks, Tex Jacks, Thomas Law, Tiana Benjamin, Tim Faraday, Tim Hudson, Trish Cooke, Ulric Browne, Will Mellor, Yasmin Wilde, Zahra Ahmadi.

The Reaper – TV Show

ReaperThe Reaper is a new show to come to E4 recently and despite a bit of a slow start, it seems to have taken off really well! It stars Bret Harrison as Sam, who has spent his life wondering why his parents let him have such an easy ride in life.

He seems to be able to get away with doing pretty much whatever he likes and is generally happy to take the easy way out of any situation.

Sam eventually drops out of school and winds up in a boring deadbeat job and wastes his time drooling over his beautiful work colleague Andi Prendergast (Played by Missy Peregrym) along with his best friend Bert “Sock” Wysocki (Tyler Labine) they think they have the perfect life as a pair of slackers.

Things soon take a dramatic turn of fate however, when on his 21st birthday Sam learns a shocking secret about his past that will change his life forever.

It is revealed that Sam’s parents sold his sold to the devil (Played by Ray Wise) and now his oh so easy life is about to get a whole lot more complicated when the devil comes a knockin’ and tells Sam that he must obey his wishes from now on, and become a bounty hunter, finding and trapping the souls who have escaped from hell.

Sam reluctantly accepts his fate, and takes his first mission along with the help of his best friend ‘Sock’ and his ex girlfriend Josie. The gang soon begin to realize the importance of what they are doing and armed with a different ‘Vessel’ each week to suck up the souls of evil (these range from a dirt devil to a toaster throughout various episodes!) Sam finally begins to embrace life as ‘The Reaper’.

I must admit, I wasn’t too sure about this show when it first started; I had visions of it being cheesy and over the top. Whilst it is both of those things at times, it still manages to be genuinely funny and often very dramatic! The fact that each week Sam must use a different Vessel to trap his victim’s souls is fantastic; when he gets the dirt devil vacuum cleaner on the first episode you realize that this has potential to be truly genius TV!

As the episodes have progressed this has turned out to be an innovative and exciting series that looks set to become a cult classic. Initially booked for a 13 episode run, I’m hoping to see more series being made in the future and looking forward to finding out what lies ahead for Sam and his friends!

A great mix of comedy and drama that’s definitely worth checking out! Catch it weekdays on E4.

Full cast list for The Reaper: Allison Hossack, Andrew Airlie, Bret Harrison, Christine Willes, Colby Johannson, Donavon Stinson, Jake D. Smith, Jessica Stroup, Jill Teed, Ken Marino, Kyle Switzer, Marci T. House, Michael Ian Black, Missy Peregrym, Ray Wise, Rick Gonzalez, Scott Patey, Tyler Labine, Valarie Rae Miller.

Dexter comes to ITV

Michael C Hall as Dexter MorganThe hit American TV show Dexter has finally made its way to ITV and be warned, its highly addictive viewing!

Michael C Hall (remember him as the uptight undertaker from 6 feet under?) plays Dexter, a top police department forensics expert who specialises in tracing blood trails and everything related.

Having solved some of the top cases it comes as quite a surprise to us as viewers when we learn that in his spare time Dexter has an unhealthy obsession with murder.

Unlike your typical serial killer Dexter only kills people he feels deserves to die, murderers, criminals and the scum of the city are his targets and he takes great pleasure in tracking them down.

As a troubled child Dexter was adopted, his adoptive father (and police officer) soon figured out his homicidal tendencies and encouraged him to channel them towards more constructive methods, suggesting that if he MUST kill and cannot fight the urge, then to target those who have slipped through the cracks of justice.

It’s definitely hard not to like Dexter, and the morals of this show are challenging to figure out! We find ourselves rooting for Dexter as he chooses the lowest of the low as his victims and by doing so he almost becomes a hero.

However Dexter himself lacks some of the normal human emotions that you and I would feel, he struggles with intimacy issues in particular, and except for his closeness to his sister the only other relationship he has is with his ‘Girlfriend’ Rita, the victim of a brutal rape who also has her own issues where intimacy is concerned, making them appear as almost the perfect match for each other.

Of course, Rita knows nothing of Dexter’s dark secret and uses him as almost a cover to make herself feel more normal. Fans of the TV series ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ or ‘Angel’ will recognise Rita as Julie Benz who played the vampire Darla. Like Michael C Hall she also has somewhat of a cult following in the entertainment industry making this a hard show not to want to watch!

I love the fact that you never quite know where you stand with Dexter, is he good or bad? Are we supposed to like him quite as much as we do? So many questions are posed and yet the storylines flow seamlessly and are gripping from start to finish.

If you like psychological drama series then Dexter is definitely one you should be checking out, with a great cast, superb plotlines and some decent special effects it’s not to be missed!

Full cast list for the TV series Dexter: Adam Lieberman, Angela Alvarado, Anna Maganini, Brad William Henke, Brandon Killham, C.S. Lee, Christian Camargo, Christina Robinson, Daniel Goldman, Dave Baez, David Zayas, Del Hunter-White, Demetrius Grosse, Devon Graye, Dominic Janes, Eli Goodman, Erik King, Francisco Viana, Geoffrey Pierson, Haley King, Jaime Murray, James Remar, Jennifer Carpenter, Jillian Bruno, JoBeth Williams, Jonathan Banks, Judith Scott, Julie Benz, Kathrin Lautner, Keith Carradine, Kiko Ellsworth, Laura Marano, Lauren Vélez, Lizette Carrion, Margo Martindale, Mark L. Young, Mark Pellegrino, Mary Alyce Kania, Matthew Willig, Maxwell Huckabee, Michael C. Hall, Minerva Garcy Monique Curnen, Nicholas Simmons, Preston Bailey, Romeo Brown, Roxanne Beckford, Rudolf Martin, Sam Witwer, Scott William Winters, Teddy Lane Jr., Tomiko Martinez, Valerie Dillman, Wing Armstrong.

Dancing on Ice 2008 – ITV 1

One of my favourite shows to watch on a Sunday night had to be ‘Dancing on Ice’ it gets better and better every year with the quality of skating improving each time.

Presented by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield and featuring some great performances and choreography from top Ice Skating professionals Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean it was one of the most watched shows at the weekends.

The final celebrities left in the competition this time around were:

  • Hollyoaks star Chris Fountain (he was my favourite to win)
  • retired tennis player Greg Rusedski (who is wonderfully clumsy on the ice)
  • pop star Gareth Gates
  • singer Suzanne Shaw
  • Coronation Street star Zaraah Abrahams who was a newcomer to the competition after Michael Underwood broke his ankle.

As I watched each week, I became quite fond of all the contestants left in the competition, they all put everything they had into their performances and even Greg who is hilarious on the ice still manages to push his performance to the max every week. The judges were often brutally honest and in my opinion gave quite low scores this year for fantastic performances, Suzanne Shaw’s routine one week sparked fury between several of the judges and rightly so after Suzanne was given stupidly low marks for an amazing performance.

The judge panel itself is made up of the following people:

  • Robin Cousins – One of Britain’s best individual skater’s.
  • Nicky Slater – Competed as a pro ice skater with resident judge Karen Barber.
  • Karen Barber – Resident Coach and appeared as Nicky Slater’s partner in the Olympics.
  • Jason Gardiner – Choreographer, actor and dancer Jason is the judge with the razor sharp tongue who we all love to hate.
  • Ruthie Henshall – Olivier award winner who has starred in many west end musicals.

It was great to see Torvill and Dean once again performing some stunning routines together and equally interesting to watch as they take the skaters under their wing and put them through their paces during the week in preparation for the live show.

Full cast list for Dancing on Ice 2008: Aggie MacKenzie, Andrei Lipanov, Chris Fountain, Daniel Whiston, Frankie Poultney, Fred Palascak, Fred Palascak, Gareth Gates, Greg Rusedski, Jason Gardiner, Karen Barber, Kristina Lenko, Linda Lusardi, Maria Filippov, Matt Evers, Melanie Lambert, Michael Underwood, Natalie Pinkham, Nicky Slater, Pavel Aubrecht, Robin Cousins, Ruthie Henshall, Samantha Mumba, Sarah Greene, Sergey Malyshev, Steve Backley, Susie Lipanova, Suzanne Shaw, Tim Vincent, Victoria Borzenkova, Zaraah Abrahams.

Wedding Crashers on Film 4

Owen WilsonOwen Wilson and Vince Vaughn star in this brilliantly over the top comedy about two men who spend all of their free time crashing other peoples wedding parties.

The basic aim of this and their twisted logic is that weddings are the perfect place to meet women and along with the free food and party atmosphere it never seems to grow tiresome for the two of them.

Things soon begin to change however when the pair crash an exclusive bash and meet up with treasury secretary William Cleary (played brilliantly by Christopher Walken) and his attractive young daughters Gloria (Isla Fisher) and Claire (Amy McAdams).

Whilst Jeremy has to attempt to fend off the advances of Gloria, a completely crazy and immature but gorgeous young woman John finds himself falling head over heels for the other daughter Claire, who seems to be feeling the same way about him until she reveals that she has a boyfriend. Determined to find out more about Claire and win her over John and Jeremy manage to bag themselves an invite to the family home where they end up in various different uncomfortable and often (in Johns case at least) embarrassing situations along the way!

Vince VaughnThis is definitely one of those films that you can just sit down and watch without having to concentrate or worrying that if you nip out to grab a drink you will have missed a vital plot point. It’s a simple, great fun comedy that has some genuinely hilarious laugh out loud moments that will appeal to both men and women.

Most of the fun revolves around Gloria and Jeremy, Isla Fisher does a fantastic job of playing this clingy, kooky and downright scary girl whose attraction to poor Jeremy never gives him a minute’s peace.

There is a definite chemistry between the two of them that really works and manages top be sweet and jaw droppingly funny at the same time! The romantic element of the film is more focused on John and Claire as they start to grow closer despite her overbearing and often chauvinistic boyfriend.

Christopher Walken delivers a flawless performance as usual and is a real asset to the film there is also a great cameo from Will Ferrell which is worth watching out for. All in all Wedding Crashers is the perfect movie to watch when you’ve finished work and just want to sit down and chill out!

Full cast list for Wedding Crashers: Al Cerullo, Amber Matthews, Arnold Chun, Beau Bowden, Betsy Ames, Brad Newman, Bradley Cooper, Camille Anderson, Carolyn Robertson, Carson Elrod, Chao Li Chi, Charles Kahlenberg, Christina Lindley, Christopher Walken, Cindy Taylor, Claudia Barroso, David Conrad, Diora Baird, Dwight Yoakam, Dylan James Turner, Ellen Albertini Dow, Frank Ray Perilli, Geoff Stults, Gill Garci, Henry Gibson, Holly Traister, Ina Haybaeck-Rogers, Irene Roseen, Isla Fisher, Ivana Bozilovic, Jacob Newman, James Carville, James McDonnell, Jane Seymour, Jed Bernard, Jeff Fields, Jennifer Alden, Jennifer Massey, Jesse Henecke, Jewel Donohue, Joe Koons, John G. Pavelec, John H. Tobin, John McCain, Joshua Wheeler, Jules Mandel, Juting Tsang, Karen Miller, Kassie Pinegar, Kathryn Joosten, Keir O’Donnell, Kelsey Wedeen, Larry Joe Campbell, Laura Orrico, Lindsay Schoneweis, Lisa Beach, Lou Cutell, Lovelynn Vanderhorst, Maria Arcé, Mark Duane Anderson, Melanie Hawkins, Michael McKennitt, Michelle Woods, Mike Bellesfield, Mike George, Naureen Zaim, Ned Schmidtke, Neil Patil, Noel De Souza, Norma Michaels, O.J. Watson, Owen Wilson, Pamela Fischer, Paola Perla, Patricia Place, Phyllis Samhaber, Rachel McAdams, Rachel Sterling, Rebecca De Mornay, Richard Riehle, Rita Rani, Robert Neal Marshall, Robert Randolph Caton, Ron Canada, Roopashree Jeevaji, Schuster Vance, Shawn Barber, Sophia Blouin, Sparkle, Stephanie Nevin, Stephen J. Downs, Steve Carson, Steve J. Termath, Summer Altice, Tanaya Nicole, Tiffany Turner, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell, William F. Smith, Z.M. Nan Khan.

Echo Beach and Moving Wallpaper on ITV

Every now and again a concept for a show comes along that has the potential to be truly amazing. When I first heard about a new show being planned on ITV I must confess to being really excited about it.

You have all probably seen the show by now, its called Echo Beach, a soap opera set in Cornwall. Although this doesn?t sound like anything new at first glance, when you hear about the show that airs before hand called Moving Wallpaper it all starts to seem much more clever.

You see, Moving Wallpaper is the fictional show following the (fictional) production stages of Echo Beach. Lead by director Jonathan Pope (played absolutely brilliantly by Ben Miller) it shows the fake “behind the scenes” info that we don’t usually get to see. The whole “Show within a show” concept really appealed to me so I made a commitment to watch the first couple of episodes to see how it actually worked.

I was very pleasantly surprised with how good “Moving Wallpaper” was. The cast were brilliant and Ben Miller gets funnier with each episode. Its also great fun to spot the “in jokes” which later go on to appear in Echo Beach itself airing straight after it.

Echo Beach has a generally good cast, Jason Donovan (Daniel) and Martine McCutcheon (Susan) seem quite natural in their roles and Hugo Spears does a brilliant job of playing the rich, controlling character Mark Penwarden, Susan’s husband. Some of the younger cast do let the show down a little bit with their acting skills but I hold on to hope that this will all be ironed out in time as they gradually become a bit more natural on screen.

All in all, I was pleasantly surprised with how the show has turned out and although I’m currently enjoying Moving Wallpaper much more than the main Soap Echo Beach right now I’d love to see Echo Beach take off as a soup opera in its own rights. With a few more dramatic storylines and good plot twists I think it could have the definite potential to do just that!

Full cast list for Echo Beach and Moving Wallpaper: Ben Miller, Chandeep Uppal, Christian Cooke, Dave Lamb, Ed Speleers, Elizabeth Berrington, Gwyneth Powell, Hannah Lederer-Alton, Hugo Speer, James Lance, Jason Donovan, Johnny Briggs, Jonathan Readwin, Laura Greenwood, Louise Rose, Lucy Liemann, Marcus Patric, Mark Frost, Martine McCutcheon, Naomi Ryan, Patrick Adolphe, Perdita Avery, Raquel Cassidy, Sarah Hadland, Sinead Keenan, Steven Kynman, Susie Amy.

Skins Series 2 on E4

Mitch Hewer and Bill BaileyI recently watched the whole of series one of Skins on Channel 4′s 4OD (4 on demand) online service. It’s actually pretty cool, you can sign up for the service and then stream the episodes of series one of Skins live on your media player or download them to watch later. Some of the programs on there you have to pay for but Skins was free to watch so having completely caught up I was eagerly awaiting series 2 which has just recently kicked off.

People who use myspace may have already seen the first episode in four parts over there, but I was determined to wait and watch it in all its glory on E4. I’m pleased to say that it has most definitely been worth the wait!

Last series ended with Tony seriously injured after his accident, we pick up a little while later in series 2 and Tony is now out of hospital but has very little control over his own body and is a far cry from the character we saw last year! He needs help with pretty much everything and feels demoralised and belittled having to rely on his friends for help constantly.

Michelle and Sid are avoiding him, which is hardly surprising the way things were left last series and Sid is pining for Cassie who is away in Scotland with her family, I’m not sure if this is permanent or not but I hope she makes a comeback as she was a huge part of the show. Her overuse of the word Wow which seemed annoying at first is surprisingly sorely missed this time around.

Brilliant comedian Bill Bailey makes his first appearance in the show as Maxxie?s dad. He is perfectly cast in this role, and being from Bristol himself makes him appear right at home with the other characters. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing more of him as the series progresses.

We didn’t see much of the other characters for the rest of the show, but obviously the main focus had to be on Tony after the accident, I wonder how quickly the writers will have him recover, the show does seem a little strange without him leading the way forward, organizing the partying etc but it was good to see Maxxie get more screen time for once.

Overall I was really impressed with the first episode of Skins series 2 and if they can keep it up this series could be just as good, if not better than the first one!

Full cast list for Skins: April Pearson, Arabella Weir, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Bill Bailey, Daniel Kaluuya, Danielle Jadelyn, Danny Dyer, Dev Patel, Geoffrey Hughes, Georgina Moffat, Giles Thomas, Hannah Murray, Harry Enfield, Johann Benet, John Weldon, Joseph Dempsie, Kaya Scodelario, Larissa Wilson, Mike Bailey, Mitch Hewer, Morwenna Banks, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Capaldi, Robert Wilfort, Siwan Morris, Stephen Walters, Tom Payne.

Interview with the director of Stardust

Matthew VaughnWe’ve got a link to a video interview with Director Matthew Vaughn, who talks about his experience of making the hit blockbuster film Stardust.

The DVD release of Stardust comes after the successful release of this epic fantasy at the cinemas. This fairytale includes wicked witches, magical spells, daring sword fights, black comedy and a cast that includes Robert DeNiro and the stunning Michelle Pfeiffer.

StardustCharlie Cox plays the unlikely hero who falls in love with a falling star, and the film includes great performances from Ricky Gervais, Sienna Miller and Claire Danes to name but a few.

In the interview, Director Matthew Vaughn describes how this star-studded classic was created. Find out how Robert DeNiro felt about cross dressing, why Vaughn chose an unknown for his leading character and just how much make-up it takes to make Michelle Pfeiffer look ugly!

Full cast list for Stardust: Adam Buxton, Adam Fogerty, Alastair MacIntosh, Ben Barnes, Bimbo Hart, Carlos Besse Peres, Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Coco Sumner, Darby Hawker, David Kelly, David Walliams, Dexter Fletcher, Elwin ‘Chopper’ David, Frank Ellis, Geoff Bell, George Innes, Grant Burgin, Henry Cavill, Ian McKellen, Jake Curran, Jason Flemyng, Joanna Scanlan, Jordan Long, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Kate Magowan, Mark Burns, Mark Heap, Mark Strong, Mark Williams, Melanie Hill, Michelle Pfeiffer, Nathaniel Parker, Olivia Grant, Peter O’Toole, Rab Affleck, Ricky Gervais, Robert De Niro, Rupert Everett, Sarah Alexander, Sienna Miller, Spencer Wilding, Struan Rodger, Terry Murphy.

Interactive web chat with Alex Winter and Lee Majors

Ben10On Saturday 9th February between 12:30 and 1:00 pm you can join Alex Winter and Lee Majors online to talk about their latest film Ben 10: Race Against Time.

Alex Winter (Bill from the excellent Bill and Ted films) and Lee Majors (the Six Million Dollar Man) will be there to discuss the UK debut of Ben 10: Race Against Time on 11th February on Cartoon Network. They will give you a sneak preview of the film, and because it’s an online chat they will be able to answer your questions about their work on the film. Also online will be Graham Phillips (Evan Almighty) who plays Ben and Haley Ramm (X-Men 3) as Gwen.

Hayley Ramm

The online chat will include exclusive footage of the film and from behind the scenes so make sure you tune into the webchat and submit your questions to these very special guests and find out all there is to know about Ben 10: Race Against Time.

The online webchat is here on Saturday 9th February, at 12.30 – 1.00pm.

You can also find out more on the Ben 10 Cartoon Network website.

The cinema premiere of Ben 10: Race Against Time will be at Leicester Square’s The Vue in London on Sunday 10th February.

Cartoon Network is on channel 601 on Sky and 704 on Virgin.