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Madonna announces four UK dates for 2015

2 Mar 2015

The material girl to play dates in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow in December 2015

Following her headline-grabbing performance at last week's Brit Awards, Madonna has announced a mammoth 35 city tour starting in Miami on 29 August. After playing the US, Asia and Australia, the singer will head to Europe before finishing with four…

Watch Edward Snowden documentary CitizenFour online for free

2 Mar 2015

Filmmaker Laura Poitras makes Academy Award-winning doc available to stream for free

This year's Best Documentary Oscar went to the critically-acclaimed CitizenFour, which captures one of the most important news stories of our time by one of the people who was there as it happened. It was through filmmaker Laura Poitras that US…

Super Furry Animals announce tour dates

27 Feb 2015

Following the re-release of Mwng the Welsh group head out on a short UK tour in May 2015

Super Furry Animals will go on tour for the first time in six years this May. The re-release of their classic fourth album Mwang - in its 15th anniversary year - kicks off a short tour of Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester and London. In 2000, Mwang…

Harrison Ford to return in Blade Runner 2

27 Feb 2015

Craggy leading man confirmed for long-awaited future-noir sequel

Harrison Ford will return to the rain-lashed future-noir streets of Los Angeles in a sequel to Blade Runner, with Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve in negotiations to direct. The long-mooted follow-up will be produced by original director Ridley Scott…

Wilko Johnson announces 2015 tour dates

26 Feb 2015

Veteran guitarist/singer beats cancer and hits the road with his band

It’s one of the more awesome comebacks in rock'n'roll history. Much-loved guitarist and singer Wilko Johnson – owner of the most intimidating glare in pub-rock, who was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer in 2013, and who gave an emotional…

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Optimo's Foodbank Fundraiser aims to help Glasgow's hungry

26 Feb 2015

JD Twitch and JG Wilkes to raise money for city foodbanks at Art School event

Glasgow's Art School is being taken over for a fundraising event supporting Glasgow foodbanks on Fri 13 Mar. The line-up includes Optimo (organisers, along with Autonomous Glasgow), Nightwave, Harri & Domenic, MWX and many more, as well as visual art…

Amazon Prime announce air date for Outlander

26 Feb 2015

Amazon Prime Instant Video have announced that the smash-hit US show Outlander will be available to UK fans from Thursday 26 March. Despite being filmed and set in Scotland, the TV series has so far only been enjoyed by fans outside the UK. In the…

EastEnders star Ben Hardy announced for X-Men: Apocalypse

25 Feb 2015

Bryan Singer’s X-Men sequel gets a new addition to the cast, while Fox’s superhero universe expands

After a week of shocking revelations and argy bargy on Albert Square as part of EastEnders’ 30th anniversary celebrations, Ben Hardy (aka Peter Beale), a key player in the ‘Who Killed Lucy Beale?’ storyline, should be well prepared for future film work.

Lionsgate invests in Telltale Games

25 Feb 2015

The TV production company announces new investment in the makers of The Walking Dead game

Film and TV production company Lionsgate has announced a 'significant investment' in Telltale Games, producers of episodic adventure series including the immensely popular The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer will also join…

T in the Park announces 2015 lineup

20 Feb 2015

Sam Smith, Kasabian and The Prodigy join The Libertines for the festival

Kasabian, David Guetta and Sam Smith are Friday night's headliners; Saturday night sees Avicii, the Libertines and the Script topping the bill, while Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, The Prodigy and Stereophonics take on Sunday. The safe line-up…

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Blur to release new album, listen to new single now

19 Feb 2015

The Magic Whip to be the first studio LP the group has released in 12 years

News sure to cause a collective meltdown of fans everywhere, Blur have simultaneously announced their first studio album in 12 years, released the first single and confirmed an appearance in London’s Hyde Park at the British Summer Time Festival this…

Ewan McGregor to make directorial debut on American Pastoral

19 Feb 2015

Actor takes over from Phillip Noyce, will adapt Philip Roth’s Pulitzer-winning Vietnam-era drama

Ewan McGregor is stepping behind the camera to direct his first feature, an adaptation of Philip Roth’s 1998, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, American Pastoral. McGregor will also star in the film as Levov along with Dakota Fanning and Jennifer…

New Dr Seuss book What Pet Should I Get? discovered

19 Feb 2015

Random House will publish the new title by the Green Eggs and Ham author in July

Random House Children's Books has announced that it is to publish a newly-discovered Dr Seuss book in July. The manuscript for What Pet Should I Get? was discovered by Seuss' wife Audrey Geisel as she was remodelling her home and tells the story of a…

Neill Blomkamp's Alien project gets green-light

19 Feb 2015

District 9 and Elysium director to direct new film in the franchise

It's one of the most beloved yet badly treated properties in Hollywood. Its first four films were helmed by some of the best directors in the world, and now District 9 and Elysium director Neill Blomkamp is to join the illustrious list after confirming…

Edinburgh International Science Festival launches its 2015 programme

19 Feb 2015

This year's theme is 'The Ideas Factory'

A neuroscience ceilidh, a celebration of Disney’s Tron, and an exhibition of visual artists working with light – all are among the huge and eclectic programme for this year’s Edinburgh International Science Festival, launched today. Subtitled ‘The…

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Scotland’s first 48 hour animation competition comes to Glasgow

17 Feb 2015

Ani Jam gives animators and creatives the chance to produce a short film in a tight time frame

Smudge Digital and Glasgow Short Film Festival have partnered up to offer animators and creatives the chance to produce an animated film in just 48 hours. Participants can enter Ani Jam in teams of two to ten and have just two short days to produce a…

Jamie Dornan to star in Netflix movie about UN peacekeepers

16 Feb 2015

Jadotville commemorates a heroic stand by Irish UN soldiers during the 1960s Katangese War

Given that the quivering juggernaut that is Fifty Shades of Grey stormed the box office on its opening weekend, nobody should be surprised at the timing of Netflix's announcement that it's signed Fifty Shades star Jamie Dornan as the lead in Jadotville…

WhatsOnStage Awards winners announced

16 Feb 2015

Nine gongs for Miss Saigon as well awards for David Tennant, Billie Piper and Vanessa Kirby

Miss Saigon was crowned Best West End Show at last night's WhatsOnStage Awards. Cameron Mackintosh's musical dominated proceedings with a total haul of nine gongs, one for every category in which it was nominated bar one. The awards, now in their 15th…

US TV movies retrospective coming to Edinburgh International Film Festival

13 Feb 2015

Films by Steven Spielberg, Michael Mann and Tobe Hooper to headline 'Little Big Screen' strand

If you were wondering what EIFF’s lineup might look like under new director Mark Adams, the festival has just teased a rare opportunity to enjoy classic American TV movies of the 60s and 70s on the big screen. The 2015 retrospective, ‘Little Big…

Disney releases trailer for live-action Cinderella

12 Feb 2015

Is Disney missing the chance to do for Cinderella what Maleficent did for Sleeping Beauty?

The official trailer has been released for Disney's Cinderella, a live-action retelling of the story of an abused girl rescued from a life of drudgery by a strange woman with the power of converting vegetables into modes of transport. Directed by…

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A new cinematic direction for Spider-Man

12 Feb 2015

What exactly are the implications of the rights for Spider-Man reverting to Marvel/Disney?

Spider-Man is Marvel’s figure head. He’s has been the comic publishers’ mascot pretty much since Stan Lee and Steve Ditko invented the character back in 1962. The scarlet webslinger has appeared on TV and was almost brought to the big screen by James…

Who will replace Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show?

11 Feb 2015

Hold on tightly to your loved ones: Jon Stewart is leaving late night television

By now you will have all heard the news. The people’s champion of evening talk shows and America’s satirist-in-chief, Jon Stewart, has announced he’s leaving The Daily Show after 17 years as host. Hopefully you’re all stocked up on fuel, dry goods and…

Sequels announced for Paddington and Fifty Shades of Grey

10 Feb 2015

We look at some upcoming sequels and ask: really?

In keeping with the entertainment industry's fundamental principle that if it worked once then do it all over again, it's been announced that sequels are in the works for two very different films: Paddington and Fifty Shades of Grey. According to…

Watch N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton Red Band trailer

9 Feb 2015

Brilliant trailer showcases highly anticipated and potentially electric film on 80s rap group's rise

Dropping with a bombastic beat is the debut trailer for Straight Outta Compton, the F Gary Gray directed N.W.A biopic, dramatising the birth of late 80s/early 90s rap group and building up to the 1992 L.A. Riots

New Baz Luhrmann musical coming to Netflix

6 Feb 2015

New musical The Get Down will be shown exclusively on the online streaming site

Baz Luhrmann has become the latest in a line of directors to embrace online streaming as he announced his plans for a new musical to be shown exclusively on Netflix. Luhrmann, whose best-known films include Romeo + Juliet, Australia and The Great…