Mike Andrews

13 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Following | @pairofpints | Keep up with Mike Andrews on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Mike Andrews”

Meet the Taildraggers

If the films of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe have taught us anything, it’s that their output is seriously variable in quality, ranging from the …

Sacha Baron Cohen quits Freddie Mercury film

Sacha Baron Cohen has quit a high-profile forthcoming biopic of Freddie Mercury after "creative differences" with the singer's band, Queen, reports Deadline.<p>The Borat star apparently walked after his vision of a racy treatment depicting Mercury's famously salacious lifestyle was at odds with the …

Star Wars director JJ Abrams not jumping ship, says studio

The studios behind the forthcoming Star Wars Episode VII have been forced to deny that director JJ Abrams is about to quit the project.<p>Disney and Lucasfilm have issued a statement in response to persistent rumours that Star Trek Into Darkness director Abrams was unhappy in his role, most recently …

Woody Allen contemplates return to standup comedy

Woody Allen is considering a return to standup more than 40 years after he gave up touring.<p>In an interview with Variety, Allen said he had been inspired to pick up the mic again after seeing fellow standup icon Mort Sahl at New York's famous Cafe Carlyle venue last month.<p>"Mort Sahl is the guy who …

Alan Partridge: a look inside his mind

Mr Partridge will see you now<p><b>Peter Baynham</b> When I first heard Alan on On The Hour, which I wasn't involved in, it felt like a new kind of comedy. I hadn't seen or heard anything like it before. As I became more involved, I remember thinking he didn't feel like a one-joke character; there was …

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa – first look review

You'd expect an Alan Partridge movie to be funny. You wouldn't expect it to be a <i>coup de cinema</i>. And yet, in its own superficially low-brow, cheapo way, Alpha Papa is exactly that. It's a Fabergé egg disguised as a Kinder Surprise; an intricate piece of engineering done up to look like a whoopee …

Side Effects; The Paperboy; The Host; Welcome to the Punch; A Late Quartet; In the House; GI Joe: Retaliation<p>Released amid declarations that he was to stop making feature films, Steven Soderbergh's terrifically enjoyable<b>Side Effects</b> (2013, EOne, 15) looks like a retrospective romp through the …

What's the last film you watched?

While guardian.co.uk/film is full of places to discuss films, particularly new releases, we thought it was lacking a home for more general film discussion.<p>So that's what this thread is for: tell us what you've seen recently, and whether it was any good.<p>Looking for viewing recommendations? Have any …

Star Wars: Episode VII to limit cheap CGI tricks and keep it real

The next Star Wars film will eschew CGI in favour of real locations and models wherever possible, according to Kathleen Kennedy, the film executive in charge of the sci-fi adventure.<p>The LucasFilm boss made the comments at a Star Wars convention, where she also revealed that composer John Williams …

Only God Forgives this level of tedium

Well, I thought, after Only God Forgives, that makes two movies in a row Nicolas Winding Refn has got through without disembowelling a single person. Well done. Such restraint. And yet … Elsewhere, two men have a total of three arms subtracted by sword. A raped and murdered Thai prostitute is …

Poll: is it time for Johnny Depp to quit acting? | Film | theguardian.com

Enjoy Patton Oswalt's Star Wars filibuster? (http://is.gd/OVO6cz) You're going to love this specially-made poster from EW...

The one and only Bruce Campbell offers his tips on how to survive an Evil Dead shoot (and dodge stray buckshot): http://is.gd/Q257Ca Warning: this man is dangerous charismatic and is not afraid to make a "wibble" noise with his lips.