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WATCH: full trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier

24 Oct 2013

The latest instalment of Marvel's Avengers franchise reteams Chris Evans with Scarlett Johansson

The full trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier has been unveiled, with Chris Evans once again donning the stars and stripes. The new trailer also features glimpses of Scarlett Johansson as SHIELD agent Black Widow, Samuel L Jackson as Nick…

Still Game to return for live dates at The Hydro

23 Oct 2013

Stars Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan are also set to discuss a TV comeback with the BBC

Beloved BBC comedy series Still Game is set to be resurrected on stage at The Hydro from Fri 19 Sep–Thu 9 Oct 2014. Stars Greg Hemphill (Victor), Ford Kiernan (Jack), Paul Riley (Winston), Mark Cox (Tam), Jane McCarry (Isa), Gavin Mitchell (Boabby…

dan le sac vs Scroobius Pip – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh, Mon 14 Oct 2013

16 Oct 20134 stars

A slow-starting, ultimately triumphant small venue show from the hip hop upstarts

‘I think I know what the problem is,’ says Scroobius Pip, trying to figure out why initial audience reaction is somewhat muted tonight. ‘It’s because we’re in the pop charts now, and this is the first time you’ve seen genuine pop stars in a hundred cap…

Interview: George Reid of AlunaGeorge

16 Oct 2013

One half of the electro-pop darlings runs the gauntlet of our First & Last questionnaire

First record you ever bought Jamiroqai, Travelling Without Moving. Last extravagant purchase you made My first laptop. First film you saw that really moved you The Lion King. Last lie you told I'm fine thanks. First movie you ever went…

DVD review: Sharknado

7 Oct 20132 stars

Seriously silly aquatic disaster flick starring Ian Ziering, Jaason Simmons and Tara Reid

Let’s acknowledge one thing from the off: Sharknado is only too aware of how trashy a film it is. The tagline reads, ‘Enough Said!’ The cast includes D-list stars from Baywatch (Jaason Simmons) and Beverly Hills 90210 (Ian Ziering). There’s a reliance…

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Top 5 things that excite us at the Glasgow Film Festival 2014

21 Nov 2013

The GFF has just unveiled the first of its programme details - here's what we're looking forward to

The Glasgow Film Festival unveiled the first part of its 2014 programme today, including some exciting new strands and screening details for its tenth edition. Here are the highlights we've managed to glean so far. Pop Up Cinema Following the…

Monty Python unveil details for 2014 stage show at The O2, London

21 Nov 2013

The show will feature new and old material, animation and 'a tiny bit of ancient sex'

The surviving members of Monty Python – John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones – officially announced some details of their forthcoming stage show, which will take place at The O2, London on Tue 1 Jul 2014. Tickets will go…

Profile: American comedian Bill Burr

21 Nov 2013

He's not the new Louis CK, he's a very naughty boy

Name: Bill Burr Born: 1968, Massachusetts, US Where do I know him from? If you’re a Breaking Bad fan, you may recognise him as Patrick Kuby, one of Saul Goodman’s associates – he first crops up in season four. Or perhaps, as a video game fanatic…

Arctic Monkeys to headline T in the Park 2014

20 Nov 2013

The Sheffield indie boys are the first act announced for next year's festival

Arctic Monkeys are the headliners to be confirmed for T in the Park 2014. The announcement comes just days before tickets to the festival go on sale, at 9am on Fri 22 Nov. Arctic Monkeys have been riding high on the acclaim for latest album AM…

Top 5 It's a Wonderful Life alternative sequel ideas

19 Nov 2013

Star Partners and Hummingbird Productions have announced a sequel to the 1946 Christmas classic

Star Partners and Hummingbird Productions have announced they'll be making a sequel to Frank Capra's 1946 Christmas classic It's a Wonderful Life (as reported by Variety). Entitled It's a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story, the film will feature the…

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Five upcoming nights at Glasgow School of Art's newly-reopened club space The Vic

19 Nov 2013

Croc vs Croc, Numbers, Edwyn Collins, Shackleton and TYCI among highlights

The official launch party for the venue aims to establish a link to the spirit of the old, with DIY experimentalists Croc vs Croc enlisting the help of Golden Teacher in the ‘reopening of the Star Dancer Portal’.

George Mackay, Limmy and Peter Mullan among winners at British Academy Scotland Awards 2013

18 Nov 2013

TV series Murder, Bank of Dave and Sins of our Fathers also pick up awards

The winners of the 2013 British Academy Scotland Awards (also known as the Scottish BAFTAs) were announced last night, with Limmy's Show, George Mackay and Peter Mullan all walking away with awards. TV drama Murder was the biggest winner of the night…

Miaoux Miaoux, Machines in Heaven and Turtle lined up for ListLive

12 Nov 2013

The electronica line-up is completed by DJs Bobby Cleaver (Numbers) and Dirty Larry (Wrong Island)

A varied electronica line-up, showcasing the talents of Miaoux Miaoux, Machines in Heaven and Turtle, has been confirmed for the next edition of ListLive, our gig series dedicated to promoting great new musical talent. DJs Bobby Cleaver (Numbers) and…

Interview: Har Mar Superstar talks Grace Jones, Michael Jackson and ET

8 Nov 2013

The disco-dancing sex icon runs our First & Last questionnaire gauntlet

First record you ever bought The 7” of Tina Turner’s ‘We Don't Need Another Hero’ from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Last extravagant purchase you made We hired two bodyguards in Mexico City on this tour. First film you saw that really moved…

The Question: what TV series are brightening up your winter nights?

8 Nov 2013

A selection of your TV/DVD highlights, including Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and Twin Peaks

James Duncan Lamont It's only had one episode aired, but I really enjoyed the new BBC thing, Ambassadors – really looking forward to the next episode! Anneleen Lindsay The West Wing … but we are a bit late to that one! @phil_elba Finally…

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Public Service Broadcasting – Picture House, Edinburgh, Wed 6 Nov 2013

7 Nov 20133 stars

The vintage radio sample-based live show is effective, but only when it sticks to the formula

Public Service Broadcasting have done an excellent job of transferring their bowties-and-BBC English aesthetic to the live arena. Their stage set features retro televisions, back-projection screens, inventive lighting and a neon radio antenna, and…

Honeyblood – Electric Circus, Edinburgh, Wed 30 Oct 2013

5 Nov 20134 stars

Confident, American-style garage pop with a Scottish accent

Taking inspiration from the grungy Seattle slacker-pop of the 1990s, there’s something intrinsically American about Honeyblood’s sound. At tonight’s gig – the final date on a short tour to launch their new single, ‘Bud’ – frontwoman Stina’s vocals range…

Krrish 3

1 Nov 20133 stars

Entertaining Bollywood sci-fi superhero sequel from Rakesh Roshnan

The latest in a confusingly-titled sci-fi franchise (there is no Krrish 2, but this is a third instalment), Krrish 3 picks up with Mumbai superhero Krishna (Hrithik Roshan), who lives in domestic harmony with his TV reporter wife Priya (Priyanka Chopra…

Daniel Radcliffe to play Sebastian Coe in sporting biopic

30 Oct 2013

The film, currently entitled Gold, will cover Coe's rivalry with Steve Ovett in the 1970s and 80s

Daniel Radcliffe has been announced for the lead role in Sebastian Coe biopic Gold. The film will cover Olympian track and field star Coe's rivalry with fellow athlete Steve Ovett in the run up to the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Gold will be directed by…

Exposure: Baths

28 Oct 2013

LA electronicist Will Wiesenfeld talks to us ahead of UK tour dates

LA native Will Wiesenfeld recorded music under several aliases – [Post-foetus] and Geotic – before settling on his current moniker, Baths. Following the release of debut album Cerulean, he's now set to tour the UK in support of his follow-up, Obsidian.

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WATCH: Featurette from Ridley Scott/Cormac McCarthy project The Counsellor

28 Oct 2013

The film features an all-star cast including Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz and Brad Pitt

A new featurette has just debuted for The Counsellor, the Michael Fassbender-starring drama directed by Ridley Scott and scripted by Cormac McCarthy. The film, which also stars Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem, follows a legal…

WATCH: Anchorman 2 - Trailer 2!

23 Oct 2013

New footage from The Legend Continues introduces a clash of news values, and Fantana's jimmy cabinet

The latest trailer for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues has landed online, featuring blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearances from Harrison Ford, James Marsden and Greg Kinnear alongside the old team of Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Brian Fantana (Paul…

The Film Formula: Captain Phillips

22 Oct 2013

We discover the different elements behind the Tom Hanks-starring hijack drama

Comparisons to Danish thriller A Hijacking have been rife in Captain Phillips reviews, and it's easy to see why. Both feature a small band of Somali pirates taking over a large industrial freighter; both focus on the hostages forced to interact closely…

SEE: Images from Woody Allen's next film, Magic in the Moonlight

16 Oct 2013

An ensemble cast features Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Marcia Gay Harden and Jacki Weaver

Never one to rest on his laurels (he's been averaging a film a year since Annie Hall in 1977), Woody Allen has already begun principle photography on his next project, the recently-announced title for which is Magic in the Moonlight. As with any Allen…

Interview: comedian Ed Byrne on Prince, pork ribs and pre-internet babysitting

14 Oct 2013

The Irish comic runs the gauntlet of our First and Last questionnaire

First record you ever bought It was the 12" version of ‘Let's Go Crazy’ by Prince and the Revolution. Still the perfect crossover between rock and pop music anyone has ever written. And the B side (‘Erotic City’) had the F-word in it which 12-year-old…