Tuesday, 30 July 2013

The Amazing spider-Man 2 gets new images

Not that long ago a new set of images hit my in-box from Sony Pictrues. They are a mix of studio shots - Spider-man and his new baddie, electro. The other ones are quite boring stills apart from the one showing Peter's bedroom. Keep an eye at my other blog as I may do a post on just that image.

In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Spins into UK cinemas from April 18, 2014.

Monday, 29 July 2013

Le Pont du Nord DVD and Blu-ray Short Review

Well that was a complete waste of a morning. I'm going to give this 0.5 stars, simply because it seems rude to give it none at all.Le Pont Du Nord cover
Le Pont Du Nord was first released in 1981 and is directed by the"masterful" French director Jacques Rivette (Va Savoir, Celine And Julie Go Boating) and is taken from his so called legendary middle period. I sincerely hope never to have to watch a film from any of his other periods, or indeed another from this one. If that is the culmination of his work, I dread to think what delights led up to it.
See what else we thought about this wonderful film over at Road Rash Reviews

Friday, 26 July 2013

Possession Blu-ray Release Short Review

I have no idea what this is all about, grudgingly I have given it 0.5 stars.Possession cover
Possession was originally released in 1981 and is now making its apparently long-awaited debut on Blu-ray.
Rather unbelievably, this film was banned in the eighties under the "video nasty" list. If there was a ridiculously weird list it would have fitted much better there.
Possession was directed by Andrzej Zulawski (Fidelity) and tells the story of Anna (Isabelle Adjani - Subway, Toxic Affair) and Mark (Sam Neill - Jurassic Park, The Hunt for Red October), a married couple whose relationship is beginning to unravel. 
Find out what else we thought over at Road Rash Reviews

Welcome to the Punch DVD and Blu-ray Short Review

A modern and well made British thriller, 3.5 stars.Welcome to the Punch Cover
Welcome to the Punch is written and directed by Eran Creevy (Shifty) and is fast paced and energetic, featuring some excellent stunts.
The film introduces us to Max Lewinsky (James McAvoy - Wanted, The Last King of Scotland), a hard nosed London detective who has devoted his career to the capture of Jacob Sternwood (Mark Strong - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Sherlock Holmes). Lewinsky is shot in the knee by Sternwood in the high-octane opening sequence and will do anything it takes to bring him to justice.
Read the rest of the review over at Road Rash Reviews

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Meet Hunt and Lauda

Two great posters for the upcoming Ron Howard film, Rush, hit my in-box earlier. They are quite simple in design but quite powerful in execution.  Showing the differences in personalities betwwen James Hunt and Niki Lauda as they race to become Formula 1 world champion.

Two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon), teams once again with fellow two-time Academy Award® nominee, writer Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen), on Rush, a spectacular big-screen re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

The epic action-drama stars Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers) as the charismatic Englishman James Hunt and Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds) as the disciplined Austrian perfectionist Niki Lauda, whose clashes on the Grand Prix racetrack epitomized the contrast between these two extraordinary characters, a distinction reflected in their private lives.

Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed—handsome English playboy Hunt and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Lauda. Taking us into their personal lives on and off the track, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and no margin for error. If you make one mistake, you die.
Driving into UK cinemas on September 13, 2013

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Mr. Peabody and Sherman

Mr. Peabody and Sherman was a segment from the 1960s animated television series The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman is an an all-new comedy adventure for the whole family. Emmy Award winner Ty Burrell (Modern Family) voices Mr. Peabody, the world’s smartest person who happens to be a dog. When his “pet” boy Sherman, voiced by Max Charles (The Amazing Spider-Man), uses their time traveling WABAC machine without permission, events in history spiral out of control to disastrous and comical results. It’s up to this most unexpected of father-son teams to somehow put things back on track before the space-time continuum is irreparably destroyed.
In UK cinemas 2014

The ultimate comedy duos

This month, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone will appear on Blu-ray™ and DVD to amaze and astound you. Pre-order your copy here or, if you can’t wait, it’s now available now to download on iTunes!

The all-star comedy sees Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) struggle to update their languishing cheesy magic act in order to compete with guerilla street magician Steve Gray (Jim Carrey), whose extreme stunts have made him a cult hit on the Vegas strip.

Boasting their own standout, individual comedic styles, Carell and Buscemi may not be the most obvious pairing. But, it’s oddball duos that often produce those instantly cult, quotable moments. Coupled with Jim Carrey’s signature brand of zany humour, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is set to be one of the funniest films you’ll see this year. To celebrate the release of the film on Blu-ray™ and DVD 29th July, we take a look at the greatest double acts in comedy.

Jack Lemmon & Walter Matthau (The Odd Couple – 1968)
In the definitive representation of how far friendships can be pushed when actually forced to spend a significant amount of time together, The Odd Couple charts the fallout when pals Felix (Jack Lemmon), a highly-strung neat freak, and Oscar (Walter Matthau), a charming slob, move in together. The pair had such great chemistry that they starred in ten films together throughout their careers, including ‘The Front Page’ (1974), JFK (1991) and Grumpy Old Men (1993).

Laugh out loud moment: After moaning about Felix’s nagging notes, Oscar finds a message reading “We’re all out of cornflakes. F.U.” and gets offended – only to realise later that “F.U.” are Felix’s initials.

Richard E. Grant & Paul McGann (Withnail & I – 1987)
One of the UK’s best-loved cult comedies, Withnail & I follows two young, out-of-work actors who decide to escape from their squalid Camden flat and travel to the countryside. Staying in the privileged Withnail’s (Richard E. Grant) Uncles cottage, the pair’s relationship is tested as they realise they are out of their depth in the rural conditions. In a memorable scene where Withnail downs a bottle of lighter fluid, director Bruce Robinson actually filled the canister with vinegar - though told Grant it was water in order to get a better facial reaction in the take.

Laugh out loud moment: Almost too numerous to decide – but for pure hilarity the scene where the pair face an angry bull is tough to beat. Withnail immediately abandons his friend, but nonchalantly offers advice, as the petrified city boy shouts: “A coward you are Withnail, an expert on bulls you are not!”

Ben Stiller & Owen Wilson (Zoolander – 2001)
Widely considered the first successful ‘Frat Pack’ comedy, Ben Stiller plays Derek Zoolander – a dimwitted male model who, after being replaced by Hansel McDonald (Owen Wilson) as the new it-guy on the catwalk scene, is brainwashed into attempting to assassinate the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Featuring brilliantly quotable putdowns and an unsurpassable walk-off, Stiller and Wilson took comic rivalry to a new height. Since Zoolander, the pair have appeared as enemies in the Meet The Parents series and Night At The Museum (2006).

Laugh out loud moment: Pre-walk off the two simpletons try to have a war of words, culminating in Zoolander’s failed put down: “You think you’re too cool for school, but I’ve got a news flash for you Walter Cronkite…you aren’t”

Simon Pegg & Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz – 2007)
British favourites Simon Pegg and Nick Frost star in Hot Fuzz, in which a dedicated London police officer (Pegg) is relocated to sleepy Sanford and partnered with a slow, but well-meaning, small-town cop (Frost), only to find his suspicions aroused by a series of gruesome deaths in the village. Pegg and director Edgar Wright wrote the comedy as a humourous homage to crime dramas after watching over a hundred action films as inspiration.

Laugh out loud moment: After Nick (Pegg) puts a dangerous villager in the freezer, Danny (Frost) asks whether he said “cool off” as he did it. The two cops then discuss awesome lines they have said after taking criminals down.

Steve Carell & Jim Carrey (The Incredible Burt Wonderstone - 2013)
In The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, comedy legends Steve Carell and Jim Carrey prove once again to be a dynamic duo, trading comedic insults and retorts as masters of their field. Playing warring magicians, Burt Wonderstone’s (Carell) old school tricks are ousted by Steve Gray’s (Carrey) thrilling street stunts, so Burt must rediscover his love for illusions to remind the public about what magic really is. Legendary magician David Copperfield served as a technical advisor on set as director Don Scardino had insisted that illusions should be credible feats, and therefore shouldn’t be dependent on camera tricks.

Laugh out loud moment: Burt performs at a child’s birthday party in a bid to win back his show on the Vegas strip. But refusing to even give him even that much of a chance, Steve outdoes each trick with progressively bigger but more inappropriate stunts.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is on Blu-ray™ and DVD July 29, 2013.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Catching Fire gets a full trailer

Something amazing hit my in-box earlier today. That being the first, full-length, trailer for the second part of the Hunger Games trilogy. Not only that we also see all the competitors for the 75th games.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will now be released in cinemas on November 21, 2013

Monday, 22 July 2013

Run DVD Release Short Review

Very disappointing this, only 3 stars.Run cover
Run is a four part drama series, which claims to be a "dark and compelling drama", painting a picture of modern-day urban life. Although it is presented as four stories which weave together seemingly unrelated people and their lives, the writers appear to have initially decided to try and do that and then, when they got to the last episode, just didn't bother.
However, if you take each episode as a stand alone story they are compelling viewing. The script is well written and as you would expect given the cast, the acting is also very good. 
Find out what else we thought over at Road Rash Reviews

The Host DVD and Blu- ray Short Review

This is a most enjoyable watch, 4 stars of  sci-fi/teenage love story. The Host
The Host is written by Stephanie Meyer (The Twilight Saga), which I found a little bit off putting before watching it, but don't worry, this is a very different animal. Directed by Andrew Niccol (Lord of War, Gattaca), this tale of an Earth already lost to an alien invasion has an interesting feel to it, almost oppressive in places.
Read what we thought about the film over at Road Rash Reviews

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Seventh Son

In a time long past, an evil is about to be unleashed that will reignite the war between the forces of the supernatural and humankind once more.

Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges) is a knight who had imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch, Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), centuries ago. But now she has escaped and is seeking vengeance. Summoning her followers of every incarceration, Mother Malkin is preparing to unleash her terrible wrath on an unsuspecting world.

Only one thing stands in her way: Master Gregory. In a deadly reunion, Gregory comes face to face with the evil he always feared would someday return. Now he has only until the next full moon to do what normally takes years: train his new apprentice, Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) to fight a dark magic unlike any other.

Man’s only hope lies in the seventh son of a seventh son.
Hitting UK cinemas February 2014

Friday, 19 July 2013

Lego hits Comic-con

Another film that has released special items for Comic-Con this year is the people over at Warner Bros.  They have released a new "hero poster" for the upcoming Lego Movie.

The LEGO Movie follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. Emmet (Chris Pratt) is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which he is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Nick Offerman and Alison Brie join Chris Pratt to form the cast of the first-ever full length theatrical LEGO movie, the greatest movie ever assembled, which is set to hit cinemas in 14th February 2014.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Vote for a UK exclusive cover for Steins;Gate Part 2

We're thrilled to announce that Manga Entertainment UK have launched a unique opportunity in relation to Steins;Gate Part 2. They are giving people the chance to vote on what cover design they would like to see used on their DVD and Blu-ray release.

With Steins;Gate Part 1 out now on DVD and Blu-ray some of you good folks may have noticed that Manga Entertainment have used unique artwork. This is actually the original Japanese design that the licensor has given special permission to use, making this artwork a UK exclusive in English speaking territories.

The three options are below. When you have decided then head over here to vote for your favourite.

For Steins;Gate Part 2, Manga Entertainment have been given that same privilege, but they would like the Manga UK community to vote for which design they want on their shelf.

There are three designs to choose from and the cover that receives the most votes will be the one submitted for approval. The closing date to vote by is 11:59pm on Thursday 25th July. Only one vote per person!

We would be most grateful if you could spread this cool news by any means you can, or of course, head on over here to cast your vote today!

Steins;Gate Part 2 comes to DVD and Blu-ray on September 30, 2013.

300 gets another go at Cominc-Con

We've been sent over a new set of Comic-Con character to go with the pair that have already been released.

Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster “300,” this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. “300: Rise of an Empire” pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemesia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

Warner Bros. Picture presents and Legendary Pictures presents, a Cruel and Unusual Films/Mark Canton/Gianni Nunnari Production, “300: Rise of an Empire.” The action adventure stars Sullivan Stapleton (“Gangster Squad”) as Themistokles and Eva Green (“Dark Shadows,” “Casino Royale”) as Artemesia. Lena Headey reprises her starring role from “300” as the Spartan Queen, Gorgo; Hans Matheson (“Clash of the Titans”) stars as Aeskylos; and Rodrigo Santoro stars again as the Persian King, Xerxes.
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Tearing into UK cinemas March 7, 2014.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Casting call for Legacy

ALCATEL ONE TOUCH, Unstoppable Entertainment and Think Big Productions, would like to announce a UK search for young people to star in the upcoming movie event “LEGACY”.

Exec Produced by Noel Clarke (, The Anomaly) and Jason Maza (The Knot, The Hooligan Factory) LEGACY tells the story of five teenagers and the ultimate party of the year. We are looking for five young actors to play the leading roles in the new film set to be released early 2014.

The production team will be conducting a nationwide search to find the five stars of the movie. Auditions will be being held in London, Nottingham, Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh.

So if you’re between the ages of 17 to 22 and have ever considered yourself as a budding actor, please go to https://www.facebook.com/LegacyMovieUK for details on how to apply.


Sean Mason: 16 Years Old, (Black/ Mixed race) The unspoken leader of the group. A diamond in the rough showing obvious leadership qualities, but without being pushy or aggressive. Academically intelligent but doesn’t play on it. Sensible but still struggles with the churning emotions of adolescence. He has been besotted with DANI for as long as he can remember.

Dani: 16 Years old, (White) Strong willed, fierce, aggressive yet still lovable, she is protective and more than a match for the groups’ machismo. She’s an attractive tomboy with deep-rooted femininity issues exacerbated by her elder sister YASMIN. Has known SEAN since they were in Primary school together.

P.J.: The youngest member of the group but an undeniably confident, fast-­‐talking, street slanging, failed womanizer. A compulsive exaggerator who puts people down to make himself feel better. Feels he is Sean’s best friend.

Cameron: 16 Years Old, he’s a socially awkward technological genius and hopeless romantic. The most put upon member of the group. He’s closest to BEN after being saved by him from a beating. His intelligence is never outwardly valued, but always utilized.

Ben: 16 Years Old, he’s a big bellied, big-hearted pacifist, he’s the calm in the storm of the group. The one member that everyone loves without question. Professional food lover.

Not overly smart.

A quick-witted, faced paced comedy about five friends…Who just wanted to party. Before entering the world of adulthood Sean and his four friends are about to attend the party of a lifetime ‘CHROME’. But when they’re unexpectedly and literally thrown to the curb before ever stepping a foot inside. Sean discovers his older brother has a dark and unpleasant history with ‘Damien Chase’ the Party promoter. Unable to deal with the embarrassment, Sean devises a plan to get even…throw a party to end all parties. When Damien gets wind that the five friends plan to topple his empire, he’ll stop at nothing to see the five friends share the same fate as Sean’s brother….

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Game of Thrones now on Blinkbox

LONDON, 15 July 2013: Fossil hunters on a Dorset beach were stunned this morning as they stumbled across what appeared to be the remains of a giant dragon.

The spectacular skull the size of a London bus appeared to have been washed up on Charmouth beach on Dorset’s Jurassic coast, famous for its treasure trove of dinosaur fossils.

With a vast spine disappearing into the sand, fossil hunters, holiday makers and local dog walkers were stopped in their tracks on discovering the sensational creation.

But as paleontology enthusiasts held their breath, the skull was revealed to be an impressive sculpture installed overnight by movie and TV streaming service blinkbox to celebrate the arrival today (15 July) of the third installment of HBO’s epic Game of Thrones on the service.

A team of three sculptors took over two months to design, construct and paint the skull, which measures 40ft long by 8ft wide and stands at over 9ft tall.

The dramatic work was inspired by a memorable scene in the series which sees character Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) discover a dragon skull in the dungeons of King’s Landing, the capital of the Seven Kingdoms. At this point in George RR Martin’s fantasy, the dragons are supposedly long dead, but it hints strongly at their return, which is a developing theme in the story.

Ben Ayers from blinkbox says: “Game of Thrones is easily the most talked about TV show of the moment. We wanted to mark its arrival on blinkbox with a spectacle every bit as dramatic as this amazing series.

We’re expecting this season to be hugely popular as the previous two series top the TV charts on blinkbox every week and we have season 3 months before it will available on DVD or Blu-ray.

Game of Thrones season 3 ia available on blinkbox now priced at £17.99 (SD) and £23.99 (HD). It is not available on rival streaming services Lovefilm Instant, Netflix or iTunes.

300 hits Comic-Con

It's Comic-Con so it means that we start to see some unique tie-in posters for films that are coming sometime in the future. 300 isn't an exception. This time we have two posters. One from each side.

Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster “300,” this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.

“300: Rise of an Empire” pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemesia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
Tearing into UK cinemas March 7, 2014

Monday, 15 July 2013

James McAvoy's Best Heroes and Mark Strong's Best Villains

Welcome To The Punch, which comes to DVD and Blu-ray on 22nd July, sees two British acting titans go toe to toe in a non-stop action thriller. James McAvoy plays a hard-bitten London cop on the trail of Mark Strong's nefarious bank robber. But when Strong's son is involved in a heist gone, the two of them are forced to work together to uncover a deadly conspiracy...

James McAvoy is one of the UK's best loved actors - making his name in television in acclaimed shows like State Of Play and Shameless, and now balancing blockbusters like the X-Men with doing Shakespeare in the West End. Mark Strong, on the other hand, is carrying on the great British tradition of British actors who specialise at playing the bad guy in American films. So we though, as the film pits them against each other, we'd take a look at McAvoy's top 5 good guys and Strong's top five baddies.


X-Men First Class
Stepping into the shoes of the great Sir Patrick Stewart is no easy task, but McAvoy pulled it off with aplomb, taking on the role of the X-Men's founder Professor Xavier in this superhero prequel. It went down so well he's act alongside Stewart as his future self in next year's X-Men: Days Of Future Past

McAvoy stepped up to the plate as an action hero in this adaptation of Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar's dark supervillan saga. As well as bending bullets and beating the bad guys, McAvoy also worked on his physique for the film and sports an impressive six-pack.

Last King Of Scotland
In this fictionalised tale of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin (an Oscar-winning Forrest Whitaker), McAvoy picked up a host of awards nods and praise for playing a young doctor who befriends the tyrant. Initially seduced by his power, McAvoy eventually discovers the horrors he's been hidden from and desperately plots his escape.

Starter For Ten
An adaption of One day author David Nicolls' novel of the same name, Starter For Ten sees McAvoy as a naive young student who learns about love, life and himself by competing on that Great British institution, University Challenge.

Joe Wright's acclaimed adaption of Ian McEwan's Book Prize nominated book starred McAvoy and Keira Knightley as star-crossed lovers torn apart by a misunderstanding by Knightley's sister (Saoirse Ronan). It's an epic tale of love, war and family, and rightly picked up a host of awards.


Kick Ass
While the extreme violence and foul mouthed 11-year olds might have grabbed the headlines, for it all to come together you need a great hateable villain at the centre, and who better than Mark Strong, chewing scenery as mob boss Frank D'Amico?

Sherlock Holmes
Holmes' nemesis might not have appeared until the sequel (played by Mad Men's Jared Harris), but Strong made a fine opponent for Robert Downey Jr's version of the great detective, playing an aristocratic serial killer in the first of Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes films.

Robin Hood
In Ridley Scott's re-imagining of the Robin Hood mythos, Strong played Sir Godfrey, King John's henchman and the main baddie. He made a reliably great bad guy, as ever.

Green Lantern
While it might not have hit the heights of Marvel's movies, Strong was a chilling presences as the Green Lantern's mentor and future archenemy in this DC Comics superhero film.

The Guard
Don Cheadle and Brendan Gleeson starred in the wonderful pastiche of American buddy cop film, set in the very un-glamorous West of Ireland. Strong has a small but memorable part as cockney henchman sent over the water as part of a cocaine smuggling ring.

Welcome To The Punch is on DVD and Blu-ray 22nd July.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Seventh Son

In a time long past, an evil is about to be unleashed that will reignite the war between the forces of the supernatural and humankind once more.

Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges) is a knight who had imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch, Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), centuries ago. But now she has escaped and is seeking vengeance. Summoning her followers of every incarceration, Mother Malkin is preparing to unleash her terrible wrath on an unsuspecting world.

Only one thing stands in her way: Master Gregory. In a deadly reunion, Gregory comes face to face with the evil he always feared would someday return. Now he has only until the next full moon to do what normally takes years: train his new apprentice, Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) to fight a dark magic unlike any other.

Man’s only hope lies in the seventh son of a seventh son.
Hitting UK cinemas February 2014

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Barney Harwood in Planes


Children's TV presenter Barney Harwood will be voicing a character in the Disney animated comedy adventure, Planes. The film also stars the voice talents of Dane Cook, Teri Hatcher and John Cleese and will be flying into cinemas across the UK in 3D from August 16th 2013.

Speaking on his new role as a Disney character Barney said: “It was a fantastic opportunity to go behind the scenes of the making of the film for Blue Peter and to give our viewers a glimpse into what it is like to make an animation of this kind. I can’t wait to hear my voice in the finished movie!

Set above the world of Cars, Disney's Planes, is an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty's not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty's courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar.

The already announced voice cast includes Dane Cook, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, John Cleese, Priyanka Chopra, Anthony Edwards, Val Kilmer and David "Crofty" Croft. Barney’s vocal talents will be used in an action packed scene which sees him commentating on one of Dusty’s nail biting races. Barney’s recording was filmed as part of an episode of Blue Peter which can be seen on CBBC next month.

Mandela gets a trailer and posters

This epic motion picture spans Mandela’s extraordinary life, from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected President of South Africa. MANDELA is the thrilling story of an ordinary man who rose to the challenge of his times and triumphed - an intimate portrait of the making of a modern icon.
Walking into UK cinemas January 3, 2014