So it was the copper with the cough, in the torture dungeon, with the chainsaw… Or, at least, it would have been were it not for DI Will Wagstaffe (Tom Riley) mooching to the rescue in an agreeably grimy second episode of Dark Heart (ITV). If the opening hour of the latest crime drama from Chris Lang (Unforgotten/Innocent) was all about mood, part two is where the plot crashes through the sky-light with a vengeance. Wagstaffe’s strategy of huffing around London looking hugely peeved pays off as he connects the dots between the various paedophiles targeted by a mysterious and unusually sadistic vigilante. They’ve all been allowed walk free when their victims’s families suddenly, mystifyingly, withdraw their cooperation with the prosecutors. The twist is that this is in service of a revenge plot cooked up by Wagstaffe’s old boss Bob Jessop (Christopher Fulford) and the perpetually sniffly DS Rick Johnson (Tom Brooke), whose own child had suffered … [Read more...] about Dark Heart, episode two review: Enjoyably miserable but not entirely successful
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AMY Winehouse’s life story sounds just like a Hollywood movie — the tale of a woman who went from humble beginnings to a stellar singing career and then died at the tragically young age of 27. So it’s no surprise that the tale of the five-Grammy-winning artist is finally going to be filmed. Her family has signed a multi-million-pound deal to make a biopic, which will be directed by veteran producer Alison Owen. Amy’s story will be adapted for the big screen by Geoff Deane, who has written comedy movies Kinky Boots and It’s A Boy Girl Thing. The Winehouse family signed the contracts with Alison’s company Monumental Pictures last week and the project is due to start filming next year. It will be another high profile mission for Alison, whose production successes include Saving Mr Banks and Suffragette. But they have yet to find an actress to play the icon behind hits including Back To Black and Rehab — with Amy’s father Mitch insisting Lady … [Read more...] about Amy Winehouse’s family sign multi-million deal to make biopic about her life – but insist Lady Gaga will not play the icon
PUBLISHED: 17:46 18 September 2018 | UPDATED: 17:46 18 September 2018 Charlotte Smith-Jarvis Howard the Duck © Studio / Produzent Archant Do you agree with our list of some of the worst films ever made? Fifty Shades of Grey © Universal Pictures SwitzerlandLast week, having been lured into the world of streamed telly, I found myself watching painstakingly realistic mockumentary, The Disaster Artist. James Franco produced, directed and starred in the bizarre, almost-too-crazy-to-be true tale of wannabe actor Gregg Sestero, who found himself the most unusual kinship in Tommy Wisseau – a strange chap of indeterminate age and nationality. Together they brought to the screen Tommy’s self-penned tale, The Room - so bad it was quite literally laughed out of theatres. It became the stuff of legends, achieving cult status, and as I watched the scenes unravel (including a Marlon Brando-esque screech from Franco as Tommy “you’re … [Read more...] about Are these some of the worst films of all time?
It’s day three of Manchester Pride and the festivities are showing no signs of flagging. Then headliner Rita Ora raises the energy levels by taking to the stage with an aerobics routine to sing Your Song and telling us “you are champions for not giving a s**t about the rain.” Rain, what rain? Rita, in a feathery showgirl swimsuit and yellow platform boots, is Hot Right Now with the banner-waving Pride revellers who chant her name and know all the words to her dreamy pop delights Doing It and Anywhere. She introduces her anthem Girls, a shimmering synth celebration of bisexuality and female empowerment, with the lyrics “sometimes I just want to kiss girls”, by thanking Manchester Pride for the warm welcome, saying: “I don’t know if I would be normal in the head without you guys, but who wants to be normal? IN PICTURES: Manchester Pride 2018 Sunday Manchester Pride 2018 Sunday View gallery She gives us some serious sass on Black Widow … [Read more...] about Manchester Pride 2018 Sunday review: Rain, what rain? Rita Ora’s pop delights keep the party going
The Daily Monitor in Uganda gives front page coverage to the unrest sparked by the detention of Bobi Wine, the pop star-turned-opposition politician who was one of five MPs arrested last week after stones were thrown at the car of President Yoweri Museveni. Under the headline "Bobi Wine riots: Army commander orders arrest of brutal soldiers", the Monitor reports that Chief of Defence Forces General David Muhoozi has ordered the arrest and punishment of soldiers who brutalised and harassed journalists who were covering a security operation against protesters who were on Monday demanding the release of jailed politicians including Robert Kya-gu-lanyi aka Bobi Wine. The paper notes that the order came after widespread local and global condemnation of soldiers’ brutality and harassment of journalists who were covering the recent political campaigns, the arrest of politicians and riots in the capital Kampala. In its editorial the Monitor offers some the grisly details. According to an … [Read more...] about African Press Review 22 August 2018