With the release of Breaking Dawn: Part 2, I thought Twilight was at last over. How naïve of me. After all, where the big bucks are guaranteed, why attempt originality? The resurrection begins in February, with the release of Beautiful Creatures.
17 Jan 2013 10:22 GMT
There isn’t always a great deal of cheer to be had in the cold wintery weeks that follow the high of the Christmas and New Year buzz. What we can enjoy is the promise of what the music industry has in store for the coming year, and if January is anything to go by, 2013 promises to be a pretty good year!
16 Jan 2013 15:30 GMT
As you may have noticed from the "OMG GIRLS" tweets the last few days, series two of Girls is back, and airing only one day behind the States. (Which is basically amazing.)
15 Jan 2013 16:53 GMT
Do you hear the people sing? Everywhere, they're singing the praises of the new Les Misérables film; of it's Hollywood leads, director Tom Hooper, the 'masterstroke' of recording the soundtrack live on set, it's 9 BAFTA nominations.
Witnessing this cacophony, I feel a little like Eponine – confused and alone. Am I the only cinema-goer this weekend that left with mixed emotions? Not as a musical non-believer. I know every lyric and note b...
14 Jan 2013 14:15 GMT
UK viewers bid a fond farewell to the wonderful Sarah Lund as the final series of The Killing drew to a close just before Christmas. But everybody’s other favourite Danish TV character, Birgitte Nyborg Christensen (Sidse Babett Knudsen), is back! That’s right, political thriller Borgen returned to BBC Four last week and it looks like it’s going to be every bit as gripping as ...
11 Jan 2013 16:30 GMT
I’m one of those people who just have to read the book before watching the movie. While, admittedly, this can sometimes ruin the experience of witnessing just how thoroughly Hollywood botched your beloved book, other times it can lead to a deeper and richer movie-going experience
If you’re willing to risk it and read the inspiration before watching the adaptation, here are some of the book-to-film adaptations to look forward to in 2013.
11 Jan 2013 10:01 GMT
It seems these days that the majority of people tend to have resolutions focused around their health and body image. This year I’m making a reading resolution to read at least one book per week.
Now, I understand that this might seem unfeasible by some, but I commute to and from the city for work two hours each day. I used to read on every train trip but of late I find myself reaching for my smart phone rather than a book more often than not. Luckily 2013 is l...
10 Jan 2013 10:50 GMT
That bloke from McFly has got married. Not the one with the nice cheekbones or the crazy rock ‘n’ roll one who won I'm A Celebrity.... No, it’s the blonde one who writes the songs and has a distinctive chin. Y’know, Tom Foster?
In the fine tradition of celebrity weddings being understated and deeply personal events, Tom has gone and posted a video of his speech on YouTube. During this subtle, understated and deeply personal 15 minute musical ...
09 Jan 2013 13:00 GMT
UK culture vultures have exhibitions a-plenty to keep them amused over the next 12 months. 2013 is shaping up to be (culturally and visually) bigger, badder and better than the vintage year that we’ve just left behind.
National galleries have stepped up their game as the art world moves away from London-centric events. Derry-Londonderry is the City of Culture – look out for
07 Jan 2013 16:00 GMT
It's clear that 2012 had some big music highlights; PSY's “Gangnam Style” spawned a thousand spoofs, Alt J stormed their way to Mercury Music Prize glory and my personal favourite song of the year - Nick Clegg's I'm Sorry took everyone a little by surprise.
07 Jan 2013 10:00 GMT