Chickens and Scandal! What the Inbetweeners did next…

‘Unfortunately this is it.’ So said Simon Bird at the premiere of The Inbetweeners 2, seemingly marking the end of an era for the crude antics of the boys from North-West London.

From 2008 to 2014, Bird, Joe Thomas, James Buckley and Blake Harrison leant their talents to the roles of Will, Simon, Jay and Neil – aka ‘the inbetweeners’ – for three television series and two hit films, all under the gleeful eyes of series-creators Iain Morris and Damon Beesley.

Coinciding with the series – which exploited the grim realties of British state school adolescence for smutty humour – reaching its tenth anniversary, Morris and Beesley have teamed up with Thomas for a new project, albeit one not a million miles from The Inbetweeners in tone.

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Every Disney remake currently in production…

Ever since Alice in Wonderland became a $1bn success for Disney – for pity’s sake, don’t mention Through the Looking Glass – the House of Mouse have set about replicating their animated successes of the past with ‘live-action’ remakes.

Cinderella was a charming delight, The Jungle Book a triumph and Beauty and the Beast a joyful escapade in froth.

When Disney run out of animated classics to remake in the ‘live-action’ format, can viewers expect animated remakes of live-action classics?

That day is, however, a long way off. Here are all the ‘live-action’ remakes coming your way…

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Of Gods and Warriors | Review

★★

Such is the influence of Marvel on contemporary cinema that I must confess to having thought first of Anthony Hopkins and Tom Hiddleston when Of Gods and Warriors, the second feature by director David L. G. Hughes, introduced Odin and Loki. Here, the duo are – as they should be – gods of Nordic legend rather than celestial superheroes. As for their film, a sound opening rapidly becomes very – very – silly.

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