Capping the highest-rated season of Doctor Who on BBC America, Doctor Who: Last Christmas was a gripping episode for several reasons – including the whole ‘will Jenna stay on or will she go?’ question. Plus Santa Claus as we’ve never seen him before.
On Tuesday, February 17th, Doctor Who: Last Christmas is coming to Blu-Ray and DVD – with audio commentary tracks (for those of you who (like me) love to hear how these things were put together) and a 10-minute behind-the-scenes featurette that includes interviews with cast and crew . Follow the jump for more.
On December 25th, BBC America will premiere The Doctor Who Christmas Special: Last Christmas (9/7C). If you didn’t already have reason enough to watch after Peter Capaldi totally own the role of the angry-eyebrowed Doctor through season eight, BBC America has twelve reasons – matching the twelve days of Christmas (was that too on the nose?) – that make perfect sense to me.
Laika, the company that produced the brilliant Coraline and fine ParaNorman, releases The Boxtrolls today. Sadly, while outdoing the first two in terms of technical wizardry, The Boxtrolls assembles a host of familiar elements with only one lead character and two minor ones really ever coming to life.
Whovians are getting quite the Christmas prezzy this year – Nick Frost has signed on to guest-star in the annual Doctor Who Christmas Special.
Natalie Gumede, Faye Marsay, Nathan McMullen and Michael Troughton (son of the second Doctor, Patrick Troughton) will also guest star, but Nick Frost, best known for his roles in Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy is best known in America.
Details follow the jump. Unlike a lot of seasonal specials, BBC America’s Doctor Who Christmas Special will actually air on Christmas Day.
From pub fu to salsa dancing, you never know what Nick Frost (The Cornetto Trilogy) is going to do next. In Cuban Fury, he plays Bruce Frost), a former dance prodigy now an office drone. When he discovers his hot new boss, Julia (Jones), loves to salsa dance, he tries to rekindle the fire in his heels and the snake in his hips so he can win her heart.
Cuban Fury dances into theaters on April 11th. Check out the trailer after the jump.
Edgar Wright’s The World’s End might the final entry in the so-called Cornetto Trilogy, but there’s a lot more than that going on in it. Wright and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost talk about some of the movie’s themes in a new featurette, Not What It Used To Be (as in ‘The future…’).
Check it out after the jump. The World’s End premieres on August 23rd.
Yes, it’s true – The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy will be complete with the August 23rd launch of The World’s End. Explore the themes of the trilogy in the featurette above and then follow the jump to get some of the cast’s insights into how director Edgar Wright (whose next project with be Marvel’s Ant-Man – at long bloody last!) works.
Attack the Block looks like it could do for alien invaders what Shaun of the Dead did for zombies. Attack the Block opens in seven cities on July 29 before rolling out in the following weeks [thank you, Screen Gems]. Check the very NSFW red band trailer following the jump.
Paul is an affectionate parody of all things geek – comics, skiffy [which is how you pronounce sci-fi if you’ve been reading it forever] and pop culture. Two British nerds/geeks have an alien encounter as they tour America’s UFO hot spots and weirdness – and hilarity – ensue.