Tom Beasley is a budding journalist and stand-up comedian based in Coventry. After the work of Stanley Kubrick kick-started an interest in cinema, Tom began to consume films like a proverbial fat kid in a sweet shop. He especially loves horror movies and is thus worryingly desensitised to extreme gore.
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Website URL: http://www.thepopcornmuncher.wordpress.com
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Andy Serkis is developing the movie with the help of his own studio, The Imaginarium. Serkis, famed for his performance capture work on Lord of the Rings and Rise of the Planet of the Apes, said that the new Animal Farm utilised an “amalgamation of filming styles” to create an innovative movie experience.
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In news that will thrill fans of British comedy, upcoming Simon Pegg comedy The World’s End has had its UK release date shunted forward to 19th July, according to director Edgar Wright.