Author Archives: Fraser McAlpine

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Tom Hiddleston Takes a Trip to ‘Skull Island’

Would it be too cheeky to assume that the producers of the new King Kong prequel didn’t spend very long casting their new leading man? I mean, it seems temptingly plausible that they’ll have looked at the script, read the ...

25 Scottish Sayings That Will Get You Through Life

No matter what happens in the referendum over Scottish independence this week, the wit, expressive depth and wisdom of the Scottish people is something to be cherished. They know a thing or two about stoicism in the face of poor ...

Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Stop, Look and ‘Listen’

It’s OK, it’s safe to come out from behind the sofa now.

In this week’s Doctor Who episode “Listen,” the Doctor and Clara have taken quite a trip; to the end of time, to the beginning of the rest of Clara’s life (if this date with Danny Pink is as significant as it ...

Benedict Cumberbatch as Wet Mr. Darcy

Let’s cut to the chase. Above and below these words is a photo that, if you have not already seen it, draws the eye in such a way that it really doesn’t matter what I’m saying right now.

Is Daniel Craig Taking Jedi Lessons?

Frankly, this could all just be the kind of overexciteable hogwash you read when there’s a new installment from a beloved movie franchise on the way and it’s got a moveable feast of a cast and the possibility of a ton of ...

‘The Imitation Game’ Wins People’s Choice Award at TIFF

You have to hand it to Benedict Cumberbatch; he certainly knows how to promote a movie. And after a week in which his best interview quotes and daft moments were scattered across the internet like popcorn on a cinema floor, it’s ...

‘Doctor Who’ Recap: ‘Listen’

After last week’s romp in Sherwood Forest, it’s time to take a trip to the end of the universe and the beginnings of… well, that’s what we’re here to find out.

5 of the Doctor’s Greatest Moments of Fear

Benedict Cumberbatch on His 'Yumminess'

OK, there have been too many excellent Benedict Cumberbatch interview moments this week. He’s on a roll and that means there’s a lot to talk about. But really, you need to see this.

5 Scottish Dishes Every American Should Try

On September 18, the Scottish people vote on whether they wish to be formally independent from the United Kingdom. And it’s a referendum that has stirred up strong feelings on either side of the debate.