THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
It’s only been ten years since Tobey Maguire first donned that iconic spidey suit, but already Spider-Man is getting a ‘reboot’ at the hands of director Marc Webb, best known for the indie romantic comedy 500 Days of Summer. Maguire’s version became the first film ever to take over $100million in a single weekend so the pressure is on for Webb and British actor Andrew Garfield to deliver. Naturally, this time it is in 3-D, and Sony has launched a free mobile app themed to the movie – all aimed at bringing a new, teenage audience to the ‘60s comic hero.The Amazing Spider-Man
So can Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man bring something fresh to the wisecracking webslinger?
The Amazing Spider-Man is in cinemas now.
Michael Palin’s latest novel The Truth is only his second in seventeen years. It follows Keith Mabbut, a disgruntled writer and journalist, whose mundane life is interrupted when he is commissioned to write a book on mysterious environmental activist Hamish Melville. His journey to find the truth behind the man takes Keith deep in to the Indian interior on the hunt for the elusive Melville. The more he learns about the man, the more intrigued he becomes, but will the real Melville reveal himself?Michael Palin's website
From the creator of The West Wing, The Social Network and The American President comes another critique of contemporary American politics and culture. Aaron Sorkin’s HBO drama The Newsroom takes us behind the scenes of a cable news network, and stars Jeff Daniels as an authoritative anchorman and Emily Mortimer as his strong-willed executive producer. Sorkin hasn’t shied away from using real-life corporations and incidents for inspiration - each episode takes its cue from real life news events such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. But in spite of strong ratings in the States, U.S. critics haven’t been kind, with one dubbing the series ‘The Snoozeroom’. So are the people who make the news as fascinating as the people who MAKE the news?The Newsroom
The Newsroom begins on Sky Atlantic on Tuesday 10 July.
WHEN I'M 65
According to the latest estimates, a quarter of the UK population will be 65 or older by 2030 and a new season of programmes on BBC One season When I’m 65 focuses on the subject of aging. In The Town That Never Retired, The Apprentice’s Margaret Mountford and Nick Hewer reunite to see what happens when a group of pensioners returns to the workplace. The ensuing collision of the worlds of retirement and employment and the young and the old brings to light issues we all will face as we grow older. In Respect Your Elders, actress June Brown explores the rise of care homes and society’s attitudes towards looking after the elderly. Will the season encourage the nation to re-evaluate the role older people play in society?When I'm 65
The Town That Never Retired is on BBC One on 11th and 12th July at 9pm.
June Brown: Respect Your Elders is on BBC One on 12th July at 10.35pm
50 SHADES OF GREY
It’s the publishing phenomenon of the year. Currently occupying the number one, two AND three positions on the bestseller lists, EL James’s 50 Shades of Grey is the fastest selling paperback of all time, and last week the author became the first to sell a million Kindle copies, not bad for something which began as a word of mouth hit. The books – fantasy fiction about a submissive student of literature and her relationship with a dominating billionaire – have clearly hit the spot with millions of women around the world – and now publishers, including Mills & Boon, are attempting to replicate their success. So are we seeing the birth of a new genre, or will ‘mummy porn’ be a flash in the pan?50 Shades of Grey
You might recognise the sound of songwriter and musician Mara Carlyle from the recent IKEA ‘cats’ advert. Mara has garnered exceptional reviews from the music press for her album Floreat, which features vivid lyricism and fusion of genres – from pop to 16th century madrigals, and her fans range from Bjork to newscaster Jon Snow, who chose one of her tracks as one of his Desert Island Discs. Her latest single, The Devil and Me – which features a reworking of Silent Moon, a Vaughan Williams composition – is released next Monday, but tonight she gives the Review Show audience a preview.Mara Carlyle
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- John Sergeant
- Mark Millar
- Mara Carlyle
- Executive Producer
- Andrew Lockyer