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27/10/2011

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 27 October 2011

The Adventures of Tintin - We review Steven Spielberg's new film , The Adventures of Tintin a 3D film based on the series of comic books created by Belgian artist Hergé (Georges Remi). The script is actually based on three of the stories: The Crab with the Golden Claws, The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham's Treasure and it is directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by Sir Peter Jackson, and written by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish.

'Outpost: Black Sun - If you thought that Brad Pit's "World War Z" was the only zombie movie being filmed in Scotland this year - think again."Outpost: Black Sun" is a horror film being produced by Scottish based production company, Black Camel Pictures. The movie, which features the neat combo of undead Nazi-zombie-ghosts, is a beefed up sequel to the original "Outpost" movie, we have a location report from the set.

Miles Fielders Guide to planning your own Halloween 'All Nighter' - Yes you can invite friends over, watch alone or with a partner, make popcorn, put on some fancy dress if you like. But we wouldn't leave you completely to your own devices instead we have invited the List's film critic Miles Fielder in to provide a 'creative blueprint' and offer some informed advice.

Our DVD Pick of the Week is the TRIPLE OSCAR NOMINATED THE CONVERSATION which has its UK BLU-RAY PREMIERE 31ST OCTOBER 2011 Written & Directed by Francis Ford Coppola it stars Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Robert Duvall Teri Garr, Harrison Ford, and Frederic Forrest

Gary Oldman - Acting legend Gary Oldman discusses National Schools Film Week which here in Scotland takes place from 27 Oct - 4 Nov. The goal is to support classroom teaching by providing schools with a powerful experience for their students that links directly to elements of the curriculum - supported by an on-line library of resources related to individual films and more generic topics - essentially an extension of the classroom.

FAUST - we preview an exciting event taking place at the (reputedly haunted!) Usher Hall for Hallowe'en. As well as watching the film, audience members are invited to dress up, arrive early to soak up the ambience in the bar beforehand and enjoy some live jazz, and then be freaked out their skins with a live séance to raise Edinburgh's resident spirits. Karl will give a brief explanation of the FAUST story and we'll hear some of the eery organ music played by Donald MacKenzie; which will accompany the film.

The Help we discuss one of the cinematic phenomena of 2011 in the US - it's perhaps the first grown-up, mainstream film to be released at the end of summer blockbuster season, Part conscience-searing history lesson, part shameless melodrama the film has grossed over $160 million at the US box office, and is the only film this year to have stayed at #1 for three consecutive weeks. The film is based on the 2008 bestselling novel by Kathryn Stockett, which sold 3 million copies in the US (staying on the New York Times bestseller list for a staggering 103 weeks), and 700,000 copies in the UK.

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