Henry Northmore

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Dead by Dawn 2015 at Edinburgh’s Filmhouse

27 Mar 2015

The horror film festival returns with Ava's Possessions, When Animals Dream, Re-Animator and more

Since 1993, Dead by Dawn has been giving Scotland nightmares. As the UK's longest continually running horror film festival, it has unearthed some truly terrifying treasures within the genre. 'It's a discovery festival which means it showcases the finest…

The best Edinburgh Science Festival arts and culture events

26 Mar 2015

From drone orchestras to geek songs, we’ve picked our top tips for this year's science fest

The white coats are let out for the day to hop on their bikes as part of Edinburgh International Science Festival’s Street Science team. Engaging with audiences across the city, the aim is to shake up science, blow off the cobwebs and prove that it’s…

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 Russo brothers to direct Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and 2

24 Mar 2015

Anthony and Joe Russo set to take over the superhero blockbuster franchise from Joss Whedon

After their sterling work on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the Russo Bothers are set to become two of the most important players in the world of Marvel movies as they take on the company's flagship Avengers franchise. Winter Soldier was probably…

Interview: Jason Momoa, ‘Aquaman was like winning the lottery'

20 Mar 2015

The US actor talks Aquaman, Game of Thrones, Conan and directorial debut Road to Paloma

Despite roles in Baywatch and Stargate: Atlantis, Jason Momoa first made his mark starring as Khal Drogo in the first season of Game of Thrones, swiftly followed by taking the lead in a reboot of Conan. Recently Momoa was cast as Aquaman in DC's new…

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New and upcoming horror on TV

18 Mar 2015

The Walking Dead, Let the Right One In and many more compete for your viewing (dis)pleasure

TV has never been better if you are a horror fan, now television is crawling with all manner of nasties. The most successful of the current generation of horror TV shows, The Walking Dead season five is just juddering to a close on Fox. While we don't…

TV Highlights – April 2015

17 Mar 2015

Including Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Daredevil, Bates Motel, Louis CK and some bloke called Peter Kay

Bates Motel – Season Three A sort-of prequel to Hitchcock's Psycho with Freddie Highmore as the young Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as his equally highly strung mother. Wed 1 Apr, 9pm, Universal Peter Kay's Car Share Kay returns as John Redmond…

TV review: Outlander, Amazon Prime Instant Video

16 Mar 20153 stars

Diana Gabaldon's historical romance receives its long overdue UK premiere

Based on a series of novels by Diana Gabaldon and adapted for TV by Ronald D Moore (best known for his work on the reboot of Battlestar Gallactica) the much anticipated Outlander finally gets its UK premiere courtesy of Amazon Prime Instant Video, who…

Interview: Eduardo Sanchez, ‘bigfoot is a found footage creature'

13 Mar 2015

Blair Witch Project director talks about found footage, Lovely Molly and his latest film Exists

It's now such a well-worn formula that it's hard to remember the impact The Blair Witch Project had on release back in 1999. Directors Eduardo Sánchez and Daniel Myrick fooled the world into thinking they had unearthed genuine material, opening with the…

Game of Thrones launches a new trailer

11 Mar 2015

As the new trailer hits the web, HBO announces that Season 5 will simulcast in 170 countries

As we draw nearer and nearer to the official launch of Game of Thrones Season 5, the latest trailer, ‘The Wheel’, has hit the interweb to whet your appetite. Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) continues to build her armies preparing for a power grab…

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TV review: The Royals, E!

10 Mar 20153 stars

Liz Hurley stars in this gloriously trashy, regal soap opera

After over 25 years of splashing entertainment news, celebrity gossip and reality TV across the box, E!'s first ever scripted drama opens with this cheeky exchange: Lackey 1: 'You also have a fitting for the garden party' Lackey 2: 'Followed by…

Interview: Outlander’s Tobias Menzies – ‘I think Black Jack Randall is one of the great villains'

6 Mar 2015

The actor talks about his latest role in Outlander, and its links to Game of Thrones and Rome

Outlander is the latest TV blockbuster in waiting. It’s a time travelling historical romance set across 200 years after our heroine, Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), finds herself thrown back through time from 1945 to the Scottish Highlands in 1743.

Interview: Mike Colter, ‘Luke Cage is a darker, grittier, more tangible hero'

6 Mar 2015

The US actor talks Halo: Nightfall and joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Luke Cage

Mike Colter is one of the latest actors to enter the world of superheroics. He recently signed on to play Luke Cage in Netflix’s series of Marvel Universe TV shows, making his screen debut as Power Man in AKA Jessica Jones before his own headline…

FrightFest Friday Report 2015

4 Mar 2015

News and reviews from the opening day of the horror film festival at this year’s GFF

There’s no better audience in the world to watch horror movies with than the FrightFest faithful. They know the genre inside and out with an encyclopaedic knowledge of film history. And with a banner proudly proclaiming ‘FrightFest the Dark Heart of…

March DVD/VOD Review Round-up

2 Mar 2015

Including Broadchurch, Wolf Hall, The Imitation Game, '71, Horns, Nightcrawler and more

The second series of Broadchurch (Acorn) ●● has already been much discussed but unfortunately we concur: it's a mess. The courtroom drama veers all over the place while everyone involved in the old Sandbrook case suddenly seems to remember vital clues…

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Chrononauts – Mark Millar and Sean Murphy

26 Feb 20154 stars

Time travelling action adventure from writer Mark Millar and artist Sean Murphy

Scottish writer Mark Millar is famed for his edgy action comics. Sharp, satirical and often packed with the old ultra-violence. Through his creator-owned Millarworld imprint, he's launched a plethora of new characters and realities. His work ethic is…

TV highlights – March 2015

26 Feb 2015

Including Banished, Moone Boy, Powers, The Following, Community and The Royals

Three part adaptation of Julian Barne's superlative novel based on real events. Martin Clunes and Arsher Ali take the title roles, as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle attempts to clear an innocent man accused of the 'Great Wyrley Outrages'.

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.

TV review: Banished, BBC Two

23 Feb 20153 stars

Jimmy McGovern's latest drama set in a penal colony in Australia, 1788

When you think of writer Jimmy McGovern's work you think of hard hitting social realism, gritty dramas such as Cracker, Hillsborough or The Street. Banished takes those themes and transposes them to 1788 and a small penal colony in New South Wales.

UK metal festival round-up: From Hammerfest to Bloodstock

18 Feb 2015

We take a closer look at 2015's line-ups, which feature the likes of Metallica, Kiss and Slipknot

Henry Northmore As Godflesh, Onslaught and Conan join the latest announcements for this year’s Bloodstock it’s the perfect time to check out the line-ups rocking some of the best metal events across this year’s festival season. Hammerfest…

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TV review: Critical, Sky One

18 Feb 20153 stars

Jed Mercurio's blood-soaked, real time medical drama

One patient, one hour, as ER meets 24 in Sky's new medical drama. Events play out in real time based on the concept of the 'golden hour', those first 60 minutes after a major trauma that are critical to a patient's survival. Created by Jed Mercurio who…

Django Django, Liquid Room, Edinburgh, Sun 15 Feb

16 Feb 20154 stars

Energy, thumping beats and squelchy electronics turn the Liquid Rooms into a tropical rave

With Django Django’s Scottish roots and links to Edinburgh College of Art, it’s unsurprising that they chose the capital for one of just two UK dates on this intimate mini-tour. It’s also unsurprising that the Liquid Room is absolutely stowed…

The best of FrightFest at Glasgow Film Festival 2015

16 Feb 2015

The scariest films from the horror celebration including The Clown, The Woods and Blood & Black Lace

Once again it's time to get your fright on as Glasgow Film Festival presents three days of terror with FrightFest. As per usual it's an essential snapshot of the genre with zombies, serial killers and Satanism.

TV review: The Casual Vacancy, BBC One

16 Feb 20153 stars

The BBC bring JK Rowling’s post-Potter project to life with mixed results

What do you do after you’ve finally closed the book on a series as huge as Harry Potter? Hogwarts, Harry, Hagrid and co were such a huge global phenomena it would have been easy to continue down a similar path with yet more wizarding adventures. JK…

Kung Fu Killer

16 Feb 20154 stars

Stylish and fast-paced martial arts thriller from Teddy Chan, starring Donnie Yen

However hard they try, action stars like Jason Statham, Steven Seagal, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dwayne Johnson can't hope to match the speed and grace of their Asian counterparts. Over the years Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais and…