Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 9:33 pm | 0 Comments |
In the opening episode, we rejoin Bluestone 42 after an IED explosion has hit their mastiff, and they find themselves trapped in hostile territory. Not all of them come out of the vehicle unscathed and the team faces a dilemma: do they wait it out, or risk an ambush to get back to safety?
Bird has to step up to lead the unit, while trying to deal with her unresolved feelings for Nick – which lead to a barrage of mockery from everyone else. Mac and Rocket don’t let the Taliban get in the way of their games as they play ‘punching people in the face’.
P.S. We also have a new photo from Death in Paradise in the gallery.
Posted Under: Television
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 12:46 pm | 0 Comments |
According to an article on Variety, the series, which is aimed at 6 to 12-year-old film fans, looks at all aspects of moviemaking.
Lucinda Whiteley, Novel co-founder and exec producer of “Cinemaniacs,” said: “We want to convey the excitement of the movies whilst also encouraging and helping our young audience to experiment with making their own films, something they are increasingly confident about doing.”
The child-led show aims to be “fast moving, funny and inspiring.” Among the strands will be “Michael Sheen: Super Actor,” where each week the actor is challenged by a young audience, and “DIY Blockbuster,” featuring, among others, Howard and McKellen.
Sheen added: “We know that children start their love affair with films at an increasingly young age, and we wanted to capture that in a TV series that not only inspires them, but gets kids actively involved in the art of moviemaking.”
Among the other strands are “Secrets of Movie Making,” which reveals how to achieve home-made Hollywood-style special effects, “Rock Hard Quiz,” which sees young contestants put to the test on their favorite films, and “Top Tips,” which offers practical advice and encouragement for viewers to share their own short films.
Cheryl Taylor, controller and portfolio head at the BBC’s children’s channel CBBC, said: “ ‘Cinemaniacs’ promises to enthrall all the young film fans in the U.K. and will hopefully inspire them to start expressing their own ideas in epic movie form.”
Hugh Lawton, executive producer, independents, CBBC, said: “Made by, with and for kids, ‘Cinemaniacs’ is stuffed like a popcorn carton with every fascinating facet of films to entertain the next generation of movie makers.”
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 9:52 am | 0 Comments |
The trailer for the much anticipated return of Bluestone 42 for Series 3 has been released by BBC Three! Also, as we posted last week, it is still expected that the show will premiere on March 9th, but has not been confirmed.
Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 2:24 pm | 0 Comments |
In another interview posted by Radio Times, Matthew talks about the Harry Potter films and whether or not he would reprise his role as Neville if the opportunity came. He also reveals he was discussing the Fantastic Beasts films with J.K. Rowling and David Yates (he is NOT going to be in the film, they were just chatting.)
On playing Neville again: “If it came to it that I was offered that sort of deal – I want to say I’d consider it – but I’d probably jump at the chance, absolutely! I’m not itching, just yet, but I’d absolutely, definitely consider it, and love to be considered for it.”
He also talks about filming Harry Potter and Bluestone 42: “I saw Emma Watson the other day and we were chatting about Potter,” Lewis said, “and I realised as much as I miss certain aspects of it, since I finished it I’ve just had such an amazing time. Potter was an amazing and a unique experience that I was privileged to have been a part of, but I’ve never been as involved with or as proud of a project as I have with Bluestone 42 – I’ve had so much fun being a part of it, so much more than I’ve ever had before as an actor, definitely.”
Finally, he briefly discusses the Fantastic Beasts films and how he will actually be able to enjoy watching them since he won’t be in them:
“One of the things that ruined all the [Harry Potter] films for me was that I had to watch myself in them – it was a nightmare,” Lewis said. “But I can go to watch the new films without any kind of fear of my own performance.”
“I was up in Edinburgh chatting about it with [Harry Potter creator] Jo Rowling, and [director] David Yates was there too. Just knowing that those two are back together again, Jo and David Yates, with [producer] David Heyman – that magical team are together, making these films – it cannot fail to be a success. I can’t wait to see it – and not be a part of it!”
Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 11:09 am | 0 Comments |
In a new interview with Radio Times, Matthew Lewis discusses the possibility of BBC Three moving to an online only format and his opinion on the subject. I’m sure many would agree with him that being exclusively online would not be an ideal situation. If you want to give your opinion to the BBC Trust, visit this page to read about the proposal and take a survey (you have until February 17th.) Read his thoughts below:
“I’m dead against it, it’s a real shame,” Lewis told RadioTimes.com. “I’d be very sad to see BBC3 go that way. I don’t think there’s enough television now for young people in general, and I just feel like there’s certain series that BBC3 take a gamble on and a risk on – it doesn’t always pay off, but every now and then they come up with a show that is unique, and people fall in love with. Where are those next gambles, where are those next risks going to be taken? Because without BBC3, I really don’t see it.”
“I can’t think of many other channels that might have taken a punt on a comedy show on Afghanistan except BBC3,” he said. “We’re making a show that’s not only a drama – and there is a lot of drama – but the humour is still very much there. And it’s about a current conflict. I just think it’s so topical and a story that’s got to be told. It does break my heart to think this show might not be seen by as many people as it should be in the future. I genuinely think that BBC3 is something that we should not be letting go. There’s so much, such good quality on there, and the young undiscovered talent that’s on there is full to the brim. And I just worry where we’re going to find the next batch of talent if we don’t have something like that available.”