anonymous asked:

Too many stans, nans etc use the Dismal Duo as examples of true love and affection. This pair couldn't even look at each prior to the BAFTAs. When I see other pics of couples, I can see the difference. I've even see people say that its English reticence that causes the lack of visible chem. It makes me wonder what types of relationships some of these people have been in, if the image of a woman screwing up her face when her husband kisses her is the standard to which love is compared.

I’m not English, but if the Dismal Duo’s behavior were typical of English couples, they would have died out long ago. English couples may not snog every five minutes, but they generally don’t cringe and pull away from each other. And people still think this pair managed to do the do. Good grief! How did they do it, I ask you? By post?


“The fact is, you don’t know what directing is until the sun is setting and you’ve got to get five shots and you’re only going to get two.”

Happy 53rd birthday, David Fincher!

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New innovations in animation technology are constantly changing the landscape of animation around the world, making it possible for all makers from amateurs to pros to create their own works in whatever style and tone they choose. In Britain, it feels like the general output is restricted to safe and simple children’s entertainment, hobby based, or student short films designed to achieve festival and BAFTA nods.

These guys may be young, but they have already become animation masters, and I find it amazing to see such a small team of well resourced, multi-talented creators adding this special diversity of film-making to our industry that’s badly needed more of. Having the freedom to play, experiment, play around with styles and tones, finding interesting ways of sharing their work, they are somehow still going, and are getting more popular.

At some point a while ago, they decided they were going to spend their valuable time to making just the intro sequence to a fake 80s cartoon show by the name of “Super Turbo Atomic Ninja Rabbit”, based on a drawing from the director’s childhood for that matter, and hoping the project’s nostalgic influence will draw attention. Aside from the 16:9 ratio (but even I probably couldn’t resist), you can plainly see the attention to detail is virtually immaculate. Particularly the line art style, frame timing, pacing, layout, animated effects, sound effects, even a hint of animation cel drop shadow, and made sure to include that mad corny epic spirit of 80s sci-fi action cartoons. It practically replicates the Thundercats intro. You really felt like the ultimate forces of the universe were blinding your eyes to dust and splitting apart the atoms of your very existence just from watching this piece.

It may not as awesome as the Thundercats intro, but I can tell this was a lot of fun for them to make!

CHANNEL 4 announces new comedy starring Olivia Colman and Julian Barratt titled Flowers

Channel 4 today confirmed the commission of a darkly comedic new six-part series written and directed by BAFTA nominated writer and director Will Sharpe, starring Olivia Colman (Peep Show, Broadchurch, Rev) and Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh, Nathan Barley, A Field in England). Flowers is produced by Kudos (Utopia, Humans, Broadchurch, The Hour, Life on Mars, Spooks) and is to be made in association with NBCU’s new comedy focused subscription VOD platform.

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Doctor Who has been nominated in five categories in the BAFTA Cymru Awards 2015

Actress:  JENNA COLEMAN as Clara Oswald in Doctor Who: Kill the Moon 

Actor: PETER CAPALDI as the Doctor in Doctor Who: Dark Water 

Editing: WILL OSWALD for Doctor Who: Dark Water 

Special and Visual Effects: PRODUCTION TEAM for Doctor Who: Last Christmas 

Titles and Graphic Identity: PRODUCTION TEAM for Doctor Who: Deep Breath 

The ceremony will take place on Sunday 27 September at the St David’s Hall, Cardiff, hosted by Huw Stephens.