• TV Weekly Reviews - June 2014
    THAT WAS THE BOX – June 2014 (Week Four)

      ‘TOWIE‘ (ITV2 – ITV Player)   So our favourite perma-tanned friends are back for their twelfth series. As is now custom, the summer series is kicked off with a trip to Marbella, where all the same...

    • Posted June 29, 2014
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  • Friday Night Dinner - Series 3 - TV Reviews
    THAT WAS THE BOX – June 2014 (Week Three)

      ‘BIG BROTHER‘(CHANNEL 5 – DEMAND 5)   I’m fast losing patience with this series of Big Brother. I know I’m odd but I don’t actually enjoy watching unpleasant people. Hence I will not be watching ‘X-Factor‘...

    • Posted June 22, 2014
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  • TV REVIEWS: Rik Mayall Tribute
    THAT WAS THE BOX – June 2014 (Week Two)

      Rik Mayall (1958 – 2014)   I couldn’t write about TV without writing something about the sad and untimely passing of Rik Mayall. I think I can speak for a whole generation in saying his passing...

    • Posted June 15, 2014
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  • MOVIE NEWS: Sigourney Weaver Signs Up For Three AVATAR Sequels.
    SIGOURNEY WEAVER Signs Up For Three AVATAR Sequels!

    James Cameron has managed to persuade Sigourney Weaver to return in for three ‘AVATAR‘ sequels, scheduled to begin production later this year! She will join previously announced cast returnees Sam Worthington and Zoë Saldana. Stephen Lang will also be returning,...

    • Posted June 10, 2014
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  • BIG BROTHER - Summer 2014 - TV REVIEWS
    THAT WAS THE BOX – June 2014 (Week One)

      ‘BADULTS‘ (BBC THREE – BBC iPLAYER)   I didn’t watch the first series of ‘Badults‘, and my first encounter with the Pappy‘s comedy group was when they presented ‘Great Movie Mistakes‘ at Christmas and I found them...

    • Posted June 8, 2014
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    DON CHEADLE Crowd-Funding His MILES DAVIS Biopic!

    Don Cheadle has launched an online campaign to help crowd-fund his upcoming biopic about Miles Davis – who died at the age of 65 in 1991!   ‘Miles Ahead‘ will be the ‘Iron Man 2‘ star’s directorial...

    • Posted June 5, 2014
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  • MOVIE NEWS: Emily Blunt in BATMAN VS SUPERMAN Casting Rumours.

    Emily Blunt is apparently in talks to join the star-studded cast of ‘Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice‘!   The British actress, who starred in her first action film ‘Edge of Tomorrow‘, released in the U.S. on the...

    • Posted June 5, 2014
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  • Harry and Paul's Story of the 2's
    THAT WAS THE BOX – May 2014 (Week Four)

      ‘HARRY AND PAUL’S STORY OF THE TWOS‘ (BBC TWO – BBC iPLAYER)   As part of the fiftieth anniversary of the start of BBC2, Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse presented their own take on the history...

    • Posted June 1, 2014
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  • TV REVIEWS: HBO THE NORMAL HEART (Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Jim Parsons)
    HBO’s THE NORMAL HEART – A Powerful Heartbreaking Drama

      HBO have always been brilliant in releasing hard-hitting subject based programmes. They released five series of ‘Queer as Folk‘ and last year we saw ‘Behind the Candelabra‘ starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon. This year in...

    • Posted June 1, 2014
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