Disney have undeniably had roaring success over the past six year after something of a creative slump. Studio Ghibli have arguably been at the forefront of the game for decades, with the Japanese studio producing jaw-dropping feature after jaw-dropping feature. Above: Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar-winning triumph ‘Spirited Away’.
Tomorrow (8 November), the United States of America heads to the polls to decide the next leader of the free world. Whoever wins between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - it’s safe to say a lot of people will be left upset. Never before have the two front-runners for the US presidency been so enormously unpopular, so we thought we’d take a look at some of the excellent fictional presidents we’d sooner vote for.
There’s not long until Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Disney adventure ‘Moana’ hits cinemas, so here’s a roundup of what to expect from the movie that could challenge for Best Animation Oscar next year. ‘The Little Mermaid’s’ Ron Clements and John Musker co-direct this sea-based adventure for Disney who are on something of a role over the past few years, with mega hits such as ‘Frozen’, ‘Big Hero 6′, and this year’s ‘Zootropolis’ under their belt. Throw in Best Animation Oscars the past four years (including Pixar) and huge praise from critics and long term fans, anything released by The Mouse House is a massively exciting prospect and ‘Moana’ is no different.
With ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ proving to be the surprise hit of 2014, a sequel was never in question. Ravagers leader Yondu (Michael Rooker) is back, probably not best pleased after Star-Lord tricked him by offering up a fake orb, but he’ll either serve as a subplot antagonist or an ally.
The Royal Family’s relationship with the media is a complicated one, guarded at best and deeply suspicious at worst. Called simply ‘Royal Family’, the fly-on-the-wall doc, directed by the then-head of the BBC’s documentary department Richard Cawston, it aired on June 21, 1969, was repeated one week later on ITV and then variously that year, before being locked away deep in the BBC vaults and never shown again. It represented the first time that TV cameras had been given permission to document the Royals going about their daily business in such a manner, with the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward all featuring, and a voiceover penned by 'Yes Minister’ mastermind Sir Antony Jay.
In the final episode, ‘Time On Our Hands’, we’d rejoiced as the Trotters finally became the millionaires they’d always dreamed of becoming thanks to a rare antique watch. The show finished with Rodney, Del Boy and Uncle Albert walking into a cartoon sunrise (see below), with Del Boy quipping: “This time next year, we’ll be billionaires.” It was the snug dovetail that all fans of the show had hoped for. Five years later, writer John Sullivan revived the show for three more Christmas specials in 2001, 2002 and 2003.
If horror movies are to be believed, it’s only a matter of time before your house is invaded by some maniac or gang of wrong ‘uns. Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) has the good sense to set her house up with a load of booby traps, setting her nemesis Freddy Kruger (Robert Englund) on fire, before catching him with a swift one to the family jewels courtesy of a spring-loaded sledge hammer. To be fair, she knew Freddy was coming – but to be completely safe, it’s best to get the house booby trapped in preparation for potential intruders.
Daily Star reporter Emma Kelly went undercover at X Factor auditions last year. George Calombaris, who judges the Australian version of the show revealed: “It has always been cold and it always will be cold but we taste everything hot off camera.
You might not think of the North Wales’ valleys as a horror hotspot, but as you’ll see in Neil Marshall’s (’Game of Thrones’) chiller ‘Dark Signal’, there’s plenty there to be terrified of.
The charms of British TV are not merely the preserve of us normal folk. Oh no. There is a legion of unlikely movie stars who, rather than watching endless edgy art house movies all day to hone their craft, would much rather be watching Homes Under The Hammer.
What’s more, the pink-faced alien was part of the action figure line, even getting his own Black Series sculpt. After Entertainment Weekly investigated the matter, one of the key members of the Lucasfilm story group, Pablo Hidalgo, was able to shed some light on the matter. Without any knowledge or certainty how much, or indeed little, we’d see of Zuvio in the final film, Hldalgo nevertheless created a back-story for the character as part of his obligation to toy manufacturers and in case any comic book writers included him in any short stories.
As The Voice reaches the 2016 final, let’s take a look back over the past series to find out what the winners and runners-up are up to now. It’s a mixed bag, to be honest.Image credits: Rex Features/Getty/WENN
It’s been over a decade since Sabrina The Teenage Witch wound up its final series (and 20 years since it started, way back in 1996). Based on the Archie comic book series, it centred around Melissa Joan Hart’s sparky sorceress, her aunts Hilda and Zelda and talking cat Salem. The show ran for seven seasons, attracting audiences of up to 12 million in the US in its heyday. But what are its stars doing now?Image credits: ABC/Rex Features/Getty/Twitter
Kim Kardashian has been paid $25,000 for a single tweet about Armani. Sister Khloe costs much less, at around $13,000 for a sponsored tweet. If you want Snooki from 'Jersey Shore’ publicising your product to her six million followers, it’s $7,800.
To say the finale of The Brittas Empire felt like a bit of a cop-out is to understate the matter somewhat. Original writers Andrew Norriss and Richard Fegen left after five series, but it carried on for a further two, winding up with the insane episode ‘The Curse of the Tiger Women’. After leisure centre manager Gordon Brittas (Chris Barrie) is cursed by a gypsy, things get apocalyptic when people start dying after eating his food.
The new Godzilla was rated PG-13 for “intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence.” Creature violence! That is the kind of very specific warning that has become a hallmark of the rating board at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) since the 1990s. While they tend to harp on the same basic potentially kid-scarring taboos — violence, language, sexuality, nudity, drug use, and smoking — the MPAA gets incredibly precise noting just what type of potentially offensive variation is shown.