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Hot Property Review

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Author: Liam Macleod

Hot Property clearly wants to be a screwball comedy about the vapid, materialistic members of London’s corporate world. Even if it knows precious little about them. Protagonist Melody (MyAnna Buring) is a ruthless corporate spy concerned only with keeping her central London flat. Her nemesis, Laurie (Kate Bracken), is a rising online journalist working for Melody’s ever inconstant sister-in-law Saskia. Melody is aided by her hapless brother (Sam Phillips), an officer worker now occupying her parents’ home, and boyfriend Harmony, an oversexed chef forever trying to start a pop-up business.

Director Max McGill, here making his debut feature, makes the right choice tonally, leaning fully into the absurdity of these overprivileged caricatures. It’s just that the writing fails to capitalise on them on a consistent basis. Melody’s object fetishism and Laurie’s millennial obliviousness are suitably cartoonish examples that barely get any showcasing.
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MyAnna Buring comedy 'Hot Property' gets international sales deal

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MyAnna Buring comedy 'Hot Property' gets international sales deal
“Un-romantic comedy” has been picked up by Octane Entertainment ahead of the Efm.

Hot Property, the UK indie comedy starring MyAnna Buring, has secured an international sales deal with Us outfit Octane Entertainment, who will be selling the title at this week’s European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin.

UK marketing company Coffee & Cigarettes brokered the deal on behalf of the producers. 101 Films has taken UK rights and released the film in the Us in December 2016.

The film marks the feature debut of Max McGill, who was Bafta-nominated along with his Hot Property producer Campbell Beaton for producing Oscar Sharp’s 2014 short The Karman Line starring Olivia Colman. McGill co-wrote the screenplay with Dawn King, Tiernan Hanby also produced.

The film is a self-dubbed “un-romantic comedy” set amid London’s property market and hipster culture. Buring stars alongside Tom Rhys Harries, Alex Ferns, Ella Smith and Kate Bracken.
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Being Human: celebrating BBC Three originals

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Next on our list of salutes to BBC Three geek favourites: Toby Whithouse's much-missed Being Human...

It started off as a joke, a silly fantasy twist on a generic sitcom premise, but Being Human somehow, against more odds than we remember years later, ended up becoming one of the defining British genre shows of the decade. It was both of its time back in the vampire-saturated late noughties and classic in the way few shows manage to be. It was lightning in a bottle, and much of its power came from just how unexpected it was.

Back in 2009, BBC Three wasn't known for quality genre drama. The BBC arm aimed at tempting the eyeballs of the notoriously difficult to engage 16-34 age bracket, the channel had been going through an identity crisis since its inception and needed something to define it as an entity in and of itself.
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'Moon Dogs' begins Scotland shoot

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Coming-of-age film marks feature debut of Downton Abbey director Philip John.

Principal photography has begun on Moon Dogs, a UK-Irish co-production that will film throughout Scotland over the summer.

Up Helly Aa Films and Ripple World Pictures produce the coming-of-age feature, which follows two teenage stepbrothers - Michael (Jack Parry Jones) and Thor (Christy O’Donnell) - on a road trip from Shetland to Glasgow, and the enigmatic Caitlin (Tara Lee) who comes between them.

Directed by Philip John (Being Human, Downton Abbey), the film was written by Scottish writing duo Raymond Friel and Derek Boyle (The Calcium Kid).

The soundtrack will be composed by Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Moon Dogs marks the first feature for theatrical release from Scottish-based Welsh producer Kathy Speirs, and is a co-production with Irish production company Ripple World Pictures.

Ken Marshall (Song for Marion, Filth), is executive producer with co-producers Suzanne Reid (What We Did On Our Holiday), [link
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Casting: Grainger, Cudi, Vega, Henrie, Socha

Tulip Fever

Holliday Grainger ("The Borgias") has scored a supporting role as a maid in Justin Chadwick's adaptation of Deborah Moggach's beloved romance novel "Tulip Fever" at The Weinstein Company. Filming aims to begin in April.

Set in 17th century Amsterdam, the story follows a married woman (Alicia Vikander) who begins a passionate affair with an artist hired to paint her portrait. The lovers gamble on the booming market for tulip bulbs as a way to raise money to run away together. [Source: The Wrap]

Entourage: The Movie

Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi) has scored the role of assistant to Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) in the upcoming movie based on the HBO series "Entourage" at Warner Bros. Pictures. Lloyd, Gold's previous long-suffering assistant, has been promoted to an agency rep in the new film. [Source: Deadline]

Untitled Jim Loach Project

Paz Vega, Edward James Olmos, Jessica Marais, Carmen Maura, Michael Crisafulli,
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Socha, Roach circle Moon Dogs

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Socha, Roach circle Moon Dogs
Exclusive: Downton Abbey director readies feature debut, Anton Newcombe due to score.

Michael Socha (This is England, Spike Island), Alexandra Roach (Cuban Fury, The Iron Lady), Kate Bracken (Being Human) and Jack Lowden (The Tunnel) are attached to star in comedy Moon Dogs, the feature debut of Downton Abbey and Being Human director Philip John.

Produced by Kathy Proctor and written by Raymond Friel and Derek Boyle, the project has had development support from Creative Scotland, Film Agency Wales and Playwrights’ Studio Scotland.

Proctor was at the Efm in Berlin to discuss Moon Dogs with potential investors and sales companies and is aiming for a late summer shoot.

Musician Anton Newcombe, founder of Us rock band The Brian Jonestown Massacre, is due to score the film.

Moon Dogs charts the adventures of two warring brothers from Shetland who set out on a road trip to Glasgow in order to bring back one of the boy’s girlfriend
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Digital Spy's Best TV Shows of 2013: 10-6

In 2013, Digital Spy has embraced all that UK and Us television has to offer - from the very best of comedy and drama, to the merely middling, to the absolute stinkers.

But now it's time to celebrate only the finest cuts - it's our top TV shows of the year, continuing now with 10-6.

10. Being Human

The fifth series of Toby Whithouse's phenomenal paranormal drama might well miss out on a place in many 'Top TV of 2013' lists, for the simple reason that it aired early on in the year and has now departed our screens for good. But Being Human should never be forgotten.

It took a pitch that sounds like a joke ("What if a vampire, ghost and a werewolf shared a flat?") and delivered groundbreaking television - establishing BBC Three as a serious player on the drama landscape and defying convention by remaining just as good,
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Misfits series 5 episode 6 review

Review Caroline Preece 28 Nov 2013 - 07:05

This week's Misfits proves what a unique (and offensive) show Howard Overman's series is. Here's Caroline's review...

This review contains spoilers.

Misfits has become known over the years, to many people’s joy and to many people’s dismay, for pushing the boundaries of taste further than we ever thought they could go. This sixth episode of series five does this quite expertly, getting madder and madder as the hour progresses and, though there are still moments where you miss the old Misfits magic, it can’t be denied that this final series of the show is some of the strongest stuff they’ve done in a good long while. It’s as if, without anyone to please but the fans, the writing has even more freedom to experiment than before.

That means two things – that it’s incredibly funny and that it’s incredibly offensive.
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Watch the Opening Minutes of Tomorrow Night’s Season Premiere of Being Human UK

The time has come! The original Being Human, the one from the UK (Wales, specifically), that started out with vampire Mitchell, werewolf George, and ghost Annie, and now has vampire Hal, werewolf Tom, and new ghost Alex, is returning to BBC America for its final season starting tomorrow, July 13, at 9/8c.

I have a feeling that these opening two and a half minutes (they call it three minutes, but as with so many of these clips from all sorts of shows, it just isn’t) do a good job of setting the tone for the final season, especially as it’s pretty well reflective of the the style for the past two seasons. Check it out:

Clip: Being Human UK – Season 5 Premiere First Three Minutes

Being Human Season 5, starring Damien Molony, Michael Socha, and Kate Bracken, premieres this Saturday, July 13 at 10/9c on BBC America.
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Watch the First 3 Minutes of the Season 5 Premiere of Being Human (UK)

The fifth and final season of "Being Human" (UK) begins this Saturday, July 13th, on BBC America, and we have a look at the first three minutes of the premiere episode right here!

Episode One – Saturday, July 13, 10:00Pm Et/Pt

Chained up like an animal, Hal (Damien Molony) frantically requests to be set free by best friend Tom (Michael Socha) and new housemate Alex (Kate Bracken). Once released, Hal is accidentally involved in innocent bystander Crumb’s (Colin Hoult) death and “saves” him by recruiting him as a vampire. But the disobedient vampire proves to be difficult to handle. Meanwhile, Mr. Rook (Steven Robertson), a civil servant in charge of keeping supernaturals at bay, is told that his secret department is being shut down.

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It's the Beginning of the End for the British Being Human

With the show's original roommates dead and gone, Michael Socha's endearing werewolf, Tom, is now the senior member of the supernatural household on Being Human. The Derby, England, native teases the hairy situations faced by Tom, vampire Hal (Damien Molony) and ghost Alex (Kate Bracken) in the British series' final six episodes, which premiere Saturday at 10/9c, BBC America.

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TV Spot Primes Us for the Saturday Return of Being Human on BBC America

What once seemed an age away is now upon us, as the original, British version of Being Human returns for its final season this Saturday at 10/9c on BBC America. We have a TV spot and official description to get you primed and ready:

TV Spot: Being Human UK – The Final Season Begins July 13

It’s almost here: the final season of Being Human *** Premiering This Saturday July 13 at 10/9c *** Presented by Supernatural Saturday and Only on BBC America.

The roommates are back, for a last go-around with their friends, their fears, and their final foe…

Concluding its five-season run, three unconventional housemates — Vampire Hal (Damien Molony), Werewolf Tom (Michael Socha, Once Upon a Time [in Wonderland]) and Ghost Alex (Kate Bracken), navigate a turbulent world, searching for their lost humanity.

But things quickly turn dangerous when the trio realize the greatest evil known — the Devil — is wandering the earth in the shape of a man,
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Second Teaser Trailer for Being Human on BBC America Begins the Final Season Countdown

It's almost here! The final season of "Being Human" (UK) premieres this Saturday, July 13th, on BBC America, and we have a second teaser trailer to share.

The fifth and final season of "Being Human" premieres July 13th at 10:00pm Et/Pt as part of BBC America's Supernatural Saturday.

Synopsis:

At the end of Series 4, viewers witnessed former housemate and ghost Annie (Lenora Crichlow) meeting her supernatural end when she saved the world from being ruled by the powerful vampire group “The Old Ones.” Now Hal (Damien Molony) and Tom (Michael Socha) have a new ghost in the midst of their Honolulu Heights home in Alex (Kate Bracken), a vibrant tomboy who lost her life to a vampire’s fangs in retribution for a crime Hal committed 100 years earlier. After being marooned to the afterlife by Hal, their former romance turned sour. With Hal reeling from guilt and
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Check Out the First TV Spot and Synopsis for the Final Season of Being Human on BBC America

We also call it Being Human UK, but the series to which we refer is the original Being Human series, the one we’ve been watching for four seasons on BBC America. The one that started out with vampire Mitchell, werewolf George, and ghost Annie, not Syfy’s Aidan, Josh, and Sally.

One by one we lost the original cast of the original show, so that now the threesome is made up of Hal, Tom, and Alex, and they have a nice, if different, chemistry. And as we’ve been telling you, the upcoming fifth season will be its last.

Here’s the TV spot for the upcoming season, followed by the synopsis:

TV Spot: Being Human UK – Explosive Final Season

BBC America’s supernatural series, Being Human, returns for its explosive final chapter this July. Concluding its five-season run, three unconventional housemates – Vampire Hal (Damien Molony), Werewolf Tom (Michael Socha,
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Teaser Trailer for Being Human's Final Season on BBC America

While our friends in the UK are already aware of how their version of "Being Human" ended up, we Yanks won't find out until July 13th, when it premieres on BBC America. To whet our appetites, here's a teaser trailer for the show.

Series 5 of BBC America’s "Being Human" premieres Saturday, July 13, 10:00pm Et/Pt, as part of Supernatural Saturday.

Synopsis:

At the end of Series 4, viewers witnessed former housemate and ghost Annie (Lenora Crichlow) meeting her supernatural end when she saved the world from being ruled by the powerful vampire group “The Old Ones.” Now Hal (Damien Molony) and Tom (Michael Socha) have a new ghost in the midst of their Honolulu Heights home in Alex (Kate Bracken), a vibrant tomboy who lost her life to a vampire’s fangs in retribution for a crime Hal committed 100 years earlier. After being marooned to the afterlife by Hal,
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BBC America Shifts the Premiere Date of Being Human Series 5 to July 13th

Once BBC America announced it is running "In the Flesh" as a three-night special event that includes this coming Saturday, we wondered what that meant for "Being Human," which was supposed to premiere on June 8th; and today the answer came.

From the Press Release:

BBC America’s supernatural series "Being Human" returns for its explosive final chapter this July. Concluding its five-season run, three unconventional housemates - vampire Hal (Damien Molony), werewolf Tom (Michael Socha, "Once Upon a Time"), and ghost Alex (Kate Bracken) - navigate a turbulent world, searching for their lost humanity. But things quickly turn dangerous when the trio realize the greatest evil known – the Devil – is wandering the earth in the shape of a man, set to conquer and rule the world. The roommates will battle this ultimate enemy in an epic showdown to save both humans and supernaturals and, in the end, their souls.
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April's TV Box Sets: 'Being Human', 'Spartacus', '30 Rock'

April showers. Some people think they're worth singing about. We do not. And personally we feel the best way to avoid getting caught in one is to just not go out at all, stay curled up in a onesie or loungewear of your choice, and stick on a nice TV box set.

We've picked out five of our favourite releases from the next month for your consideration. Read on below for all the details...

Touch - The Complete Season One (Available Now)

Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, David Mazouz, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Danny Glover

Rated: 12

Format: DVD

Season two of Kiefer Sutherland's drama Touch premiered on Sky1 last night, so now seems like the perfect time to pick up the first run of episodes from the former 24 star and Heroes creator Tim Kring.

Across these 13 episodes - spread over a three-disc set - Martin Bohm (Kiefer Sutherland) learns from his very special
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Toby Whithouse on 'Being Human' end: 'I wanted it to be open-ended'

Being Human creator Toby Whithouse has spoken out about the show's ambiguous final episode.

The cult drama - which aired its series finale last night (March 10) - ended on a twist, with the final scene implying that the happy ending experienced by the show's heroes may have been an illusion.

"I wanted the ending to be slightly open-ended so there is something there for the fans to imagine," Whithouse told SFX. "It's deliberately ambiguous.

"Are they trapped in one of Captain Hatch's (Phil Davis) dreams or did they escape? I think I know what the answer is, but I could be wrong, and to be honest after the credits roll I've got no say in the matter anymore. After the credits roll the characters belong to the fans, and it's up to them."

The showrunner explained that he wanted to leave the characters of vampire Hal (Damien Molony), werewolf Tom
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Being Human: was the BBC right to kill it off?

The supernatural flatshare drama comes to an end on Sunday. But the cast was excellent, the storylines strong and the ratings respectable. So why is BBC3 dropping it?

On Sunday, the final episode of Being Human will air on BBC3 – bringing to a close five series of supernatural flatsharing between a vampire, werewolf and ghost. Not unreasonably, many fans are asking: why? The horror comedy does not bow out having outlived its usefulness or popularity. And, while the recently concluded Merlin was always conceived as a five-year project, it feels as though Being Human only recently took the necessary steps to ensure its continued life on-screen.

At the end of series four, with original cast members Aidan Turner, Russell Tovey and Lenora Crichlow all gone, it did look as if it might be the right time for the stake: cast overhauls rarely work completely. But Being Human has not only survived with a new cast,
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'Being Human', 'Justified', 'The Simpsons': Tube Talk Q&A

Info and airdates on your favourite TV shows. You want 'em. We got 'em. And we're a damn sight more reliable than that geezer down the pub who claims to be a friend of a friend of a friend whose brother is head of 'telly and that' at Channel 4, or whatever.

Feast your eyes on these gawjus bits of telly gossip covering Utopia, The Simpsons, the last ever episode of Being Human and more...

Any news on Series 2 of Utopia?

Well, the *big* news is that, while a second series is yet to be confirmed, it's very much on the cards - we spoke to Utopia star Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, who played Ian in Dennis Kelly's vivid and violent drama, and he had this to say about the chances of more episodes...

"I think there is scope for a second series, but I also think that it is self-contained.
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