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Weekly Shakespeare Quote - 30 July 2015

One of all my all time favorite Shakespeare speeches is pretty kick-ass, and plays wonderfully even today, 400 years later. It’s a speech actors love to sink their teeth into (it’s not a true monologue since there’s some interjections from another character, and it’s not a soliloquy, but it’s still a hell of a thing). 790 more words

The macabre world of Dahl: 'Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected' - Series 1

Recently I was in a store and noticed a new DVD of the BBC production of ‘Esio Trot‘, starring Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman. 687 more words


Nerd Metal Fridays: Manowar

So this week we are throwing things back to what is pretty much the ur power metal band. With a string of bombastic tunes supporting high fantasy and Norse mythology derived lyrics, Manowar inspired an entire generation of socially-awkward young men to paint their conversion vans with bad fake Frank Frazetta murals. 342 more words

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Blessed on Bee

It’s another week before the next podcast, but in the meantime our heartfelt desire for a picture of Brian Blessed riding a Giant Bee has been fufilled! 65 more words

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Henry V (1989, Kenneth Branagh)

Director (and adapter) Branagh splits Henry V into three sections. They aren’t equal, they don’t match the act changes (usually); Branagh lets photographer Kenneth MacMillan open up the film to (outdoor) light while Patrick Doyle’s score becomes essential. 427 more words


Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves (1991)

Director – Kevin Reynolds

Starring – Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Alan Rickman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Christian Slater, Michael Wincott, Geraldine McEwan, Michael McShane, Brian Blessed, Sean Connery… 47 more words

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The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists (2012)

Directors – Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt

Starring – (voices) Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, Jeremy Piven, Salma Hayek, David Tennant, Brian Blessed, Lenny Henry, Imelda Staunton, Brendan Gleeson… 9 more words

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