Jenna Coleman talks about the Doctor Who Christmas Special

Since 2005 the Doctor Who Christmas special has become something of an annual tradition, fastly snatching the crown form the BBC’s former darling, only fools and horses.

Speaking to +InStyle, Doctor Who’s current companion, Jenna Coleman said: “It’s written in sections and it’s about dreaming – what is real and what is not.”

She also added: “Father Christmas is there – played by Nick Frost!”

She also spoke about what she plans to do once Clara says goodbye to the Doctor: “There are no grand plans. I’d like to do some theatre, get back into the rehearsal room. I think it’s all about surrounding yourself with really clever, talented people so you can soak up some of their brilliance!”

This year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special will air on Christmas Day (25th December) on BBC One. It will see Peter Capaldi’s Doctor, team up with Father Christmas.

The current series ends tomorrow night with a 60-minute episode.

Episode 104: The World’s end

In which Pete returns and he and Martyn take a look at the final in the cornetto trilogy.

They also get drunk-well, Martyn gets drunk.

Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from twenty years earlier unwittingly become humanity’s only hope for survival.

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Shaun of the dead and Hot Fuzz.

Episode 66: Shaun of the Dead

In which Martyn and Gerrod attempt to review Shaun Of The Dead.

WARNING: without Pete or Ash this episode turns filthy, fast.

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Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg start work on ‘The World’s End’.

After being announced in 2007, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright have finally started writing their third movie, in the blood and ice cream trilogy, “The World’s End?”.

In a recent interview with Empire Magazine, the dynamic duo expanded a bit on the film’s title and gave a brief plot synopsis.
“20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell-bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realise the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.”

Shaun of the Dead was Pegg and Wright’s homage to horror, Hot Fuzz to action films, The World’s End seems like it could be their homage to sci-fi disaster films. Could we possibly be looking at their answer to an Alien invasion movie?

The pair is scheduled to start shooting in the Autumn and are aiming for a 2013 release. I can’t wait for this movie. I’ll see you at The world’s end.



Review-Attack the Block DVD

In 2001 Joe Cornish was mugged, outside his house. He wondered what would have happened if an alien invasion had taken place, during the mugging. The kids he feared at that moment would have become useful. Their savagery would have become an asset. Ten years later, Attack The Block hit cinemas.

Joe replaced himself with a woman named, Sam (Jodie Whittaker). Sam is a well-spoken, recently graduated nurse. Who has just moved into the Brixton tower block and one day, on her way home from work, she’s mugged by a gang of youths, then chased by aliens.



The leader of the gang is fifteen-year-old, Moses (John Boyega), who decides to “tool up” and defend the block. The movie is incredibly fast-paced. We’re not really given a second to settle down and think about what’s happening. The kids do start out, as the caricatures, the daily mail, write about. But they soon win us over you genuinely care about them by the end of the film. Joe Cornish has written and directed a nice little, gem of a movie.  This is a fun film it’s not a perfect film, the aliens are like something out of 80’s Doctor Who and the final scene, doesn’t quite have the ‘punch the air’ moment, it thinks it does. Maybe it’s because of my British cynicism, I wasn’t moved by the sight, of Moses, heroically swinging from a union flag. I imagine that’ll work better, in the inevitable US remake, where the 30-year-old, playing the teenager swoops in and saves the day, on the good old stars and stripes. This really is a fun, enjoyable movie. If Cornish’s next film, is as good as his debut, then I guarantee you, in ten years time, Joe Cornish will be a power-house in Hollywood.

DISC 1
JUNIOR COMMENTARY – Joe Cornish with John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh, Simon Howard and Leeon Jones
SENIOR COMMENTARY – Joe Cornish with Jodie Whittaker, Luke Treadaway and Nick Frost
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER COMMENTARY – Joe Cornish with Edgar Wright

DISC 2
Featurettes: Behind The Block, Creature Feature, Meet The Gang, Joe’s Massage, It’s A Rap, Unfilmed Action