‘Doctor Who’ exec still keen to get Peter Jackson directing an ep

The makers of Doctor Who haven’t given up their hopes of persuading The Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson to film an episode. Showrunner Steven Moffat had previously revealed: “I’ve spoken to [Peter Jackson] face to face, and he would like to do one. He accepts that there’s no money and that there’s no … >

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Watch Peter Jackson get a visit from the Doctor

The Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson received an unexpected visit at the weekend. In a hilarious video uploaded to Jackson’s Facebook profile this morning, Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi appears in character as the Doctor in Peter Jackon’s kitchen, with a very important letter to deliver. Watch the clip… Home InvasionThis was an … >

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‘Lord Of The Rings’ screenwriter working on Disney’s ‘Merlin’ movie

Disney is reportedly planning a Harry Potter-style franchise based around the story of Merlin. Screenwriter Philippa Boyens has been hired to adapt T.A. Barron’s The Merlin Saga series of 12 books. Boyens has previously worked on Peter Jackson’s The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, King Kong and The Lovely Bones. The studio … >

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Infographic: Books vs their film/TV adaptations

The final movie in the Hunger Games series arrives in UK cinemas next month! With Katniss and friends returning for one last adventure, the folks at CartridgeDiscount.co.uk have compiled this brilliant infographic looking at some of the biggest and best literary adaptations of recent years in film and TV. From Twilight to Game of Thrones … >

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Christopher Lee: 1922-2015

Christopher Lee, who has died aged 93, was so synonymous with scary movies that he was known as the Master of Horror. Yet despite seven turns as Dracula (most notably in the titular 1958 classic) and countless other chilling performances, Lee’s talents and interests extended not only beyond the genre but beyond the medium. In … >

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Win ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ soundtrack albums!

Silva Screen Records will release The Complete Hobbit & Lord Of The Rings Film Music Collection on Monday 4 May. To celebrate, we’ve got albums to give away to five of our Twitter followers! For a chance to win, just follow @CultBoxTV on Twitter and tweet the following text: Follow @CultBoxTV and RT for a … >

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‘Poldark’ Season 1 episode guide

BBC One’s new adaptation of Winston Graham’s acclaimed Poldark saga airs this spring. Set in 18th century Cornwall, the eight-part series stars Aidan Turner (Being Human) as Ross. The cast also includes Eleanor Tomlinson (The White Queen), Heida Reed (Silent Witness), Jack Farthing (Blandings), Kyle Solder (Anna Karenina), Warren Clarke (Red Riding), Phil Davis (Whitechapel), … >

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‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Blu-ray review

‘There and Back Again’. So reads the alternative title of J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Hobbit. It also once served as the planned title of this third and final instalment in Peter Jackson’s sprawling film adaptation. And, while ‘The Battle of the Five Armies’ is certainly a fitting title for a film dominated by war, that original … >

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Win ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ on Blu-ray 3D™!

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and the epic The Hobbit: The Motion Picture Trilogy Box Set is out on Digital Download NOW and Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on Monday 20 April. To celebrate, we’ve got copies of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies on Blu-ray 3D™ (which also includes … >

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