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Fast & Furious 8 release date set for April 2017

24 Apr 2015

Vin Diesel confirms that eighth installment of the movie franchise is a go-er

So, you’d just about gotten over the excitement of Fast & Furious 7’s release, when Vin Diesel goes and announces there’s to be a Fast & Furious 8. Speaking at a ComicCon event in Las Vegas, the actor confirmed that the film will be released on Fri…

Spider-Man: Phil Lord and Chris Miller developing animated film

23 Apr 2015

Yet another cinematic outing for the webbed one, due out in 2018

Not content with rebooting the live action Spider-Man franchise twice in recent years, Sony have announced that Phil Lord and Chris Miller, responsible for the phenomenally successful Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street (plus its sequel), are writing and…

The 2015 SAY Award longlist features Belle and Sebastian, Paolo Nutini and Honeyblood

23 Apr 2015

20-strong Scottish Album of the Year longlist will be available to stream from Mon 27 Apr

The longlist for this year’s Scottish Album of the Year Award has been announced. The 2014 SAY Award was won by Young Fathers for Tape Two; the group later went on to win the Mercury Prize for DEAD, which is longlisted this year, alongside …

Daredevil season two confirmed

22 Apr 2015

Marvel's superhero series will return to Netflix in 2016

Given the critical and fan response to Netflix's first collaboration with Marvel on Daredevil, it should come as no surprise that the superhero series will be back for a second season. Charlie Cox will return as our eponymous blind vigilante with…

Reading and Leeds lineup announcement: who else has joined the stage?

21 Apr 2015

Metallica, Mumford & Sons and The Libertines are joined by Alt-J, Palma Violets and Twin Atlantic

Summer festival fever is hotting up and Reading and Leeds have joined the list of festivals revealing new acts, with over 70 bands and artists added to the lineup. The headliners have already been announced, with the Libertines, Metallica and Mumford…

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Was Outlander's UK release delayed because of the Independence Referendum?

20 Apr 2015

Leaked email describes meeting between David Cameron and Sony over the importance of Outlander

According to correspondence leaked in last year's big Sony email hack, David Cameron met with Sony representatives regarding the company's potential investment in the UK. An email from Sony executive vice president Keith Weaver to other Sony…

Doctor Who film and other TV series we want made into movies

17 Apr 2015

As reports of Doctor Who on the big screen emerge, we dream of a Friends movie and more

Whovians, brace yourselves. According to the Independent, a series of leaked emails between Sony executives reveal that a Doctor Who film is being planned, and will be hitting the silver screen within the next eight years (which is basically nothing in…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer frame-by-frame analysis

17 Apr 2015

Many Bothans died to bring us this information

JJ Abrams, you're really spoiling us. The new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit the web last night and caused everyone to collective lose their minds, whilst simultaneously regressing to the childhood selves. Unless you were born mid-90s…

Charlie Hebdo: book from late editor Charb to be published posthumously

16 Apr 2015

Stephane Charbonnier defends his editorial stance and upholds the right to ridicule religion

A book written by Stephane Charbonnier (Charb), former editor of French magazine Charlie Hebdo, is to be published posthumously. Entitled An Open Letter to the Fraudsters of Islamophobia who Play into Racists' Hands, the work was finished just two…

Cannes full lineup announced

16 Apr 2015

Films from Todd Haynes, Stephane Brize and Gus van Sant are included in Palme d'Or

The full lineup for the 68th Cannes Film Festival was announced today. Films selected for competition in Palme d'Or include Todd Haynes' Carol, Stephane Brize's A Simple Man and Gus van Sant's Sea of Trees. Award-winning directors Joel and Ethan…

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Talbot Rice Gallery launches TRG3

15 Apr 2015

Steven Anderson, the first artist selected for TRG3, explains his plans

The Talbot Rice Gallery celebrates its 40th anniversary in May and to celebrate it has launched TRG3, a new project designed to showcase innovative, experimental projects from emerging artists, hosted in the gallery’s iconic ‘Round Room’. Scottish…

Glastonbury lineup announcement: who is the Sunday headliner?

15 Apr 2015

We dream about who will play alongside Kanye West, Patti Smith, Foo Fighters and Pharrell Williams

If you haven’t already started airing out last year’s wellies and bulk-buying discount hand sanitiser in preparation for Glastonbury 2015, now would be a good time to start, as a whole load of new acts have been added to the ever-growing line-up. It…

Glasgow Film Theatre expands its GFF Sound & Vision strand

15 Apr 2015

Events include a Record Store Day screening of Empire Records and mini-fest Live at Glasgow

The Glasgow Film Theatre is expanding its Sound & Vision programme of live events throughout April and May. There are screenings of rarely-seen movies with live music, a preview of the new Elliott Smith documentary Heaven Adores You, and an entire…

T in the Park 'supremely confident', expects positive outcome

15 Apr 2015

As T in the Park awaits its fate, the festival remains highly upbeat despite opposition

T in the Park remain confident the festival will go ahead, despite rumours it will not continue if it cannot take place at Strathallan Castle this July. If Perth and Kinross Council side with those opposed to the new site due to environmental issues…

Brian Cox and Bill Paterson return to Lyceum for 50th anniversary season

14 Apr 2015

Waiting for Godot opens 2015-16 programme, followed by Tipping the Velvet

Edinburgh’s Lyceum Theatre Company celebrates its 50th anniversary this year – and to mark the occasion, their 2015-16 season is welcoming back two familiar faces: Brian Cox and Bill Paterson. Cox (Rushmore, Zodiac, Bob Servant) and Paterson (Truly…

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Game of Thrones to be simulcast at cinemas across the UK

9 Apr 2015

Nine cinemas will screen series five, episode one, in line with HBO’s US premiere

Sky Atlantic have teamed up with the Sunday Times and Picturehouse Entertainment to offer nine cinema audiences the opportunity to watch the hotly anticipated first episode of Game of Thrones season five. While Thrones fans across the country go into…

Fish announces Farewell to Childhood tour

7 Apr 2015

Scottish singer-songwriter to play Marillion's 1985 album Misplaced Childhood in full for last time

The former Marillion frontman, Fish, has announced that he will play the band's Misplaced Childhood in full for the very last time on his UK tour in December. The prog rockers' third album was their most successful topping the charts in 1985 and…

David Lynch is out, who else could direct Twin Peaks?

7 Apr 2015

We dip our toes in an alternate universe where someone else directs the new Twin Peaks series

Twin Peaks' 2016 resurrection was thrown into serious doubt, ironically on Easter Sunday, after David Lynch revealed he was walking away from the project. Over a series of tweets, the series' co-creator confirmed fears that had been festering for a…

Download Star Wars: all six films coming to Digital HD online

7 Apr 2015

Star Wars episodes I-VI now available to legally download in HD with bonus features

Huge news for sci-fi fans as Disney, Lucasfilm and Fox have announced that for the first time ever the Star Wars franchise will be available to download on Digital HD. Even if you already own all six films on DVD, the release includes new bonus features…

New Freeview channel Spike TV launches

1 Apr 2015

Breaking Bad among the highlights on new TV channel Spike, launching on Freeview and Sky

Spike TV is coming to the UK. On 15 April Viacom – the network behind MTV, Channel 5, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon – are launching a new channel available via Freeview, FreeSat and Sky. So what have they got in store? The biggest news is that Spike…

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New Daily Show host Trevor Noah is already in Twitter trouble

31 Mar 2015

Jokes on the social network about women and Jews has made comedian's anointment kinda awkward

The online ink is barely dry celebrating the announcement that senior international correspondent Trevor Noah is to become the next host of The Daily Show, replacing the much loved Jon Stewart, and already Comedy Central bosses might have a bit of an…

Best Record Store Day 2015 events across Edinburgh and Glasgow

27 Mar 2015

Releases from David Bowie, Miracle Strip and Biffy Clyro are on sale as part of Record Store Day

You can keep your MP3s and your iTunes and whatnot, it's been eight years now and thankfully, the UK is still not over Record Store Day. This year plenty of acts are getting in on the act and putting out special releases – there's David Bowie, with a…

Jesse Eisenberg looks terrifying as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

25 Mar 2015

First image of actor as evil genius is far more intimidating than Hackman or Spacey ever were

We've all met Ben Affleck as Sad Batman already, and we know Henry Cavill as Superman took the whole 'man of steel' thing quite seriously. But for those who have been waiting and wondering what kind of Lex Luthor we're getting our of Jesse Eisenberg…

Preacher: Joe Gilgun joins the cast of upcoming TV show

25 Mar 2015

Actor set to play Cassidy in the adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's comic series

Television's current appetite for horror and comics collides, as Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's supernatural series Preacher takes one step closer to reality. Brit actor Joe Gilgun (Misfits / This is England) is the latest name confirmed for the cast…

The X-Files new season: the best Twitter reactions

25 Mar 2015

The universe reacts to news of Mulder and Scully’s return

The truth is out there friends, and we may very well learn it some time next year, as a new season of The X-Files has been announced. Fox has ordered a new six-episode ‘event series’ which will be helmed by Chris Carter, a writer on the original…