By Elena Cresci
Moving on up from their humble small screen beginnings, the motley foursome from the hit Channel 4 sitcom The Inbetweeners have moved on up to the big screen with The Inbetweeners Movie. The film version sees Will (Simon Bird), Jay (James Buckley), Neil (Blake Harrison) and Simon (Joe Thomas) heading to Malia for a traditional lads holiday at one of the top Greek party destinations. What follows is a plotline unlikely to please the Greek tourist board but for the Inbetweeners boys, it’s awkward business as usual.
By Stewart Sutherland
What do you get when you take a comedian, an BAFTA Award-winning writer and an uneducated radio producer and put them in a small room with a set of microphones? The answer is the most downloaded podcast ever recorded. Over two hundred thousand people have tuned in to hear Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington gather for “pointless conversations” about everything from religion, travel, reproduction, charity and monkeys. After debuting on HBO and Channel 4 in 2010, the animated version of their first ground-breaking series, The Ricky Gervais Show, is now available on DVD.
By Marty Mulrooney
Merry Christmas to all of AMO’s readers! Last year on Christmas Day I did a post about The Snowman, a wonderful British animation from 1982. This year, I thought it would be fun to take a look at its spiritual successor, the 1991 animated film Father Christmas!