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Review: Mad Dogs 1x1

Posted on February 15, 2011 | comment | Bookmark and Share

Mad Dogs

In the UK: Thursdays, 9pm, Sky 1 HD

As we all know, Sky1 doesn't produce much original content, and what it has produced has tended to be lowest common denominator crud that sucks in the extreme. But the times they are a changing. The new philosophy at Sky 1 is that if they make programmes that are halfway decent, that will entice people to take out subscriptions - in particular, HD subscriptions.

So how about this for tempting: Mad Dogs, an HD-only four-part crime series set on Mallorca that stars Max Beesley, Ben Chaplin, Marc Warren and the Life on Mars/State of Play dream team that is Philip Glenister and John Simm? Maybe with just a hint of nudity from these stars…

Sounds good huh? Well, it doesn't stop there, when it comes to BSkyB pulling out all the stops for this one: cue the promotional trailer by David LaChapelle. We can talk about whether it's any good or not after the break…

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State of Play - the movie: photos and trailer

Posted on March 3, 2009 | comments | Bookmark and Share

Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams and Helen Mirren in State of Play

Well, we all loved the BBC mini-series State of Play, starring John Simm, David Morrissey, Bill Nighy, James McAvoy, Kelly Macdonald, Marc Warren and Philip Glenister (at least I hope we do. If we don't, we need to get it on DVD instantly). Now a Hollywood adaptation is on the way and is due to be released in US cinemas on April 17th.  

Starring Russell Crowe (as John Simm), Ben Affleck (as David Morrissey), Helen Mirren (as Bill Nighy), Rachel McAdams (as Kelly Macdonald), Jason Bateman (as Marc Warren) and Harry Lennix (as Philip Glenister) it's got big budget US thriller all over it and not in a good way. Plus what's up with Russell's accent? Here's a trailer – see if you disagree with me. For comparison's sake, the trailer for the original mini-series is after it. You can also find photos from the movie at IMDB.

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Posted on January 30, 2009 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

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