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FIRST LOOK: Harry Potter All Grown Up

Photos have been released from the upcoming theater production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, giving us our first glimpse at what The Boy Who Lived looks like now he’s grown. Set 19 years after Daniel Radcliffe left off, the play stars Jamie Parker (The History Boys, Valkyrie) as Harry, who’s now a husband to Ginny and […]

Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor (Photo: BBC)

‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Happy 20th Birthday, Eighth Doctor

Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who‘s Day roundup, a gatheration of Gallifreyan bits and bobs from the internet. And we begin this week with a celebration of the Doctor Who TV movie, which appeared on TV screens 20 years ago, in May 1996. Starting with these 20 amazing facts. The fascinating thing about the Eighth […]


Dwayne Johnson Signs On to Play ‘Doc Savage’

It’s amazing that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson somehow hasn’t yet managed to appear in a superhero movie. But while we wait to see whether DC Comics’ much-touted Shazam movie, in which he’s slated to play the villain Black Adam, will ever materialize, he’s found another heroic project to take on in the meantime. Johnson has confirmed that he […]


Swashboggling Gobblefunk! Roald Dahl’s Words to Get Own Dictionary

When it comes to making up inventive additions to the English language, perhaps the greatest rival to Dr. Seuss was the British childrens’ author Roald Dahl. Writer of such classics as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and The BFG, Dahl was famed for his distinctive use of language, repurposing old vernacular as well as inventing entirely […]

Benedict Cumberbatch watches wife Sophie Hunter on stage.

Benedict Cumberbatch Makes Surprise Appearance at Letters Live

The audience for Letters Live got more than they bargained for at the Hay Festival on Saturday (May 28). The event, part of an annual celebration of books in the small town of Hay-on-Wye in England, saw actors and celebrities read out correspondence from some of the most fascinating figures in history, including classic letters by Roald Dahl, Beatrix […]


10 Racing Films to Stream Online

Car racing fans, start your engines. The Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500, two of the biggest events in worldwide racing, are both taking place this weekend. And, of course, there’s also the premiere of the new season of Top Gear on Memorial Day itself, Monday, May 30, 9/8c. If that’s not enough for you, […]


10 Things You May Not Know About the ‘Mad Max’ Films

This Monday (May 30) at 10:30 a.m./9:30 c, BBC AMERICA is showing the classic movies Mad Max (1979) and Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) ahead of the long-awaited return of Top Gear. Starring Mel Gibson as the titular hero, the films are the first two entries in George Miller‘s iconic post-apocalyptic action series, and were followed by Mad Max Beyond […]


A Gearhead’s Must-Watch: ‘Weekend of a Champion’

With the Monaco Grand Prix taking place this weekend—and the new season of Top Gear premiering Monday—it’s a perfect occasion to take a look at Weekend of a Champion, Roman Polanski‘s documentary about Jackie Stewart, his friend and three-time Grand Prix winner, in the famed race in 1971. Although you can now watch the movie […]


WATCH: David Tennant Takes Part in #AskMarvel Q&A

The Ask Marvel Q&A is pretty self-explanatory. Marvel feeds fan questions to their guest superhero or super villain in this case, Jessica Jones star David Tennant. For the most part the questions are Marvel-esque, like, “Out of the Avengers, who would cry the most watching The Fault in Our Stars?,” “Who would win in a […]

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