"I was making my way back to my sister’s house and there was a shortcut and you could either walk round a very long road – this huge sprawling council estate – or you could take a shortcut through the woods, through [to] these concrete steps through the woods. … [Read more...] about Is The Sister on ITV based on a true story?
In a written confession released to the media after his arrest, Evans referred to the film’s opening scene in which a young Myers kills his family, saying: “I was amazed at how at ease the boy was during the murders and how little remorse he had afterward. I was thinking to myself it would be the same for me when I kill someone.” … [Read more...] about Horrific real crimes and tragedies inspired by Halloween myths – from Slender Man stabbing to the Laughing Jack murder
Let's take a food inspection in a large industrial setting. You arrive at the front gate, then you need about half an hour before the right person comes to pick you up. Then you go into a hygienic room and get changed before entering the plant. So theoretically they would have about 45 minutes to clean things up. Whether or not they do that, I can't say. … [Read more...] about ‘The conditions are catastrophic’ — Inside Germany’s factory farms
Vehicular rollerskating and helicopter attacks provide some swoopy action sequences, while a set piece at Buckingham Palace is a pure delight, with the BFG feasting on a scrumdiddlyumptious breakfast served up on a giant table constructed from grandfather clocks and grand pianos. It’s here that the BFG introduces the Queen (a magnificent Penelope Wilton) to the majesty of “whizzpopping”, the bottom-burping “sign of true happiness” brought on by the downward-spiralling bubbles of his favourite fizzy drink, “frobscottle”. I haven’t laughed at fart jokes so much since Blazing Saddles. … [Read more...] about The BFG review – a scrumdiddlyumptious feast