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The Big Bang Theory season 11 episode 8 review: The Tesla Recoil

4 hours ago

Caroline Preece Nov 20, 2017

Bad behaviour abounds in the latest episode of The Big Bang Theory. Spoilers ahead in our review of The Tesla Recoil...

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11.8 The Tesla Recoil

At this point in The Big Bang Theory’s life, it’d be hard to build a solid defence of any of the characters. At one point or another they’ve all acted like terrible people, and for once The Tesla Recoil sees the show really lean into that and exploit it not just for laughs, but also for drama.

I can see how this episode might be infuriating for a certain quadrant of the audience, but for me it felt more honest and - as a result - funny than a more traditionally light-hearted instalment.

When Leonard and Howard learn that Sheldon has been working for the military on a »

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The Magic Faraway Tree is heading to the movies

7 hours ago

Simon Brew Nov 20, 2017

Simon Farnaby is to script the first movie adaption of Enid Blyton's The Magic Faraway Tree

With its bank account flush following its success with Paddington and Paddington 2, StudioCanal has greenlit a major film adaptation of Enid Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree. Incredibly, it’s not been the source for a film before.

Simon Farnaby, co-writer of Paddington 2 and part of the Horrible Histories and Yonderland ensemble, is penning the screenplay for the film. In the official press announcement, he says “The Magic Faraway Tree books are a firework display of the imagination. The pages are lit up with wonderful characters, humour, peril and adventure. Most homes have a well worn jam fingerprinted volume somewhere on their shelves. I’m very much looking forward to bringing the likes of the Old Saucepan Man and Dame Washalot to the big screen for fans both old and new”.

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Sony Black Friday deals: huge PS4 Pro and Psvr discounts

7 hours ago

Alphr Nov 20, 2017

Sony officially drops PS4 Pro bundles to below £300 as Black Friday deals start

Sony has officially dropped the price of the PS4 Pro below £300 with two official Black Friday bundles both coming in £50 under the console’s launch price with two games.

For just £299.99, you can pick up either a PS4 Pro with Call of Duty: WWII and FIFA 18 or snap up a Glacier White PS4 Pro with Gt Sport and Call of Duty: WWII. The deal can be found at participating retailers. Expect Argos, John Lewis and Game to offer up both console bundles in due time – as of right now, Amazon is the only retailer selling one of these bundles.

Alongside the PS4 Pro discounts, Sony is also bringing down the price of PlayStation Plus from £50 to £37.49. As Ps Plus subscriptions stack, it’s a great time to stock up on your subscription if you want »

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The Punisher episode 4 review & nerdy spots: Resupply

8 hours ago

James Hunt Nov 20, 2017

Netflix's The Punisher series finally starts to feel like the comic book version of the character in episode 4. Spoilers ahead...

The standalone Marvel-Netflix Punisher show has finally dropped, and once again we’re doing daily write ups of every episode, highlighting the influences, in-jokes, reference points and Easter eggs we spotted, as well as a few thoughts on the show itself.

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As usual feel free to discuss whether you’re watching along or you’ve seen it all, but please don’t spoil future episodes for anyone in the comments.

This review contains spoilers.

Ooh. This is a little more like it. Frank and Micro working together has created an interesting dynamic for a show that was previously very interior. Frank’s after a soldier, Micro’s after a weapon, and the two of them – having agreed to work »

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The Walking Dead season 8 episode 5 review: The Big Scary U

8 hours ago

Ron Hogan Nov 20, 2017

The Walking Dead season 8's talented cast are the stars of its latest episode, The Big Scary U. Spoilers ahead in our review...

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8.5 The Big Scary U

Negan has been the show's longest-running villain, and there's a reason for that. Negan is one of the more popular characters from the comic book continuity, he's played by one of the better actors on the show, and he's running a massive network of thugs and murderers who keep the kinder communities under his thumb and keep his Saviors well stocked up on pickles and ammunition. He's also the only person holding that organisation together, and without Negan's presence, the Saviors will return to what they were prior to his arrival—squabbling gangs shooting at one another over cans of corn.

However, Negan, despite all his wit and glower, »

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A Wrinkle In Time: the first trailer

10 hours ago

Simon Brew Nov 20, 2017

Ava DuVernay is directing the screen adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time - and Disney has hopes for a big hit. Here's the trailer...

One of the few non-franchise films that Disney is backing at the moment is the upcoming screen adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s novel, A Wrinkle In Time. The film’s screenplay has been penned by Frozen director Jennifer Lee, and Ava DuVernay has directed the movie.

In front of the camera? Quite a cast. You get Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Zach Galifianakis, amongst others.

A full trailer for the movie has now landed too, along with the synopsis for the film. Let’s do the trailer first…

And here’s the synopsis….

From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic »

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The Incredibles 2: the first trailer

11 hours ago

Simon Brew Nov 20, 2017

The first footage from Pixar's The Incredibles 2 has landed...

Comfortably one of our most anticipated films of 2018 is Brad Bird’s long, long waited sequel to The Incredibles.

Heading to cinemas in the summer of 2018, the new film unites the voice talent of the original, and adds some new recruits. As such, Holly Hunter, Craig T Nelson, Sarah Vowell, Samuel L Jackson and John Ratzenberger are amongst the line-up. The screenplay has been penned by Bird himself too, and we’ve finally got our first official glimpse at the movie.

Here, then, is the first trailer for The Incredibles 2. Core story details remain thin on the ground, but feast your eyes on this promo and see what’s in store…

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Jeffrey Tambor has quit Transparent

12 hours ago

Alec Bojalad Nov 20, 2017

Jeffrey Tambor has announced that he will be leaving his leading role on Transparent after harassment claims made against him...

Jeffrey Tambor has announced he will be leaving his role as matriarch Maura Pfefferman on Amazon's critically acclaimed drama Transparent following at least two separate claims of sexual harassment that have been made against him.

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In a statement to Deadline, Tambor citied a "politicised atmosphere" as the reason for his autonomous departure. 

"Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life,” Tambor said. “What has become clear over the past weeks, however, is that this is no longer the job I signed up for four years ago. I’ve already made clear my deep regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being aggressive, but the »

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Outlander season 3 episode 10 review: Heaven And Earth

14 hours ago

Kayti Burt Nov 20, 2017

Claire goes to desperate measures to return to her true love in the latest Outlander season 3 episode. Spoilers ahead in our review...

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3.10 Heaven And Earth

In any other show, jumping off a ship into the dark ocean would be the craziest thing one romantic lead has done for another. On Outlander, it's like #15 on the list. Basically, it's just another Thursday in the love story of Jamie and Claire.

Heaven And Earth told a story we've seen before — Claire proving her mettle as a doctor in a time that desperately needs her — but boy does Outlander tell this story well. After being more or less kidnapped at the end of last week's episode, Claire sets herself about the task of containing the spread of typhoid fever on board a British naval vessel. After all, she may be kidnapped, »

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