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The Week that Was: Entertainment and TV (20/12/18)

21st December 2018

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Macaulay Culkin is Home Alone again

Macaulay Culkin made a comeback this week as Kevin from Home Alone in Google’s new advert promoting the Google Assistant software. He goes through iconic scenes from the film, but this time with the assistance of Google! We think this is a clever treat for the Christmas season and a fun little trip down memory lane.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

It was announced this week that there will be a sequel to the Netflix romcom, To All the Boys I’ve Loved. The film, based on the 2014 novel by Jenny Han, was officially declared as one of the most watched Netflix originals with strong repeat viewing after its summer release. With it doing so well we are glad to hear that the story of Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky will continue!

Brexit via HBO

Brexit is coming to our screens in January 2019?? A joint venture between Channel 4 and HBO US, will hopefully clear up what’s been going on the last few months. Channel 4 describes it as an “utterly timely and compelling new political thriller”, with Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch taking the leading role as strategist and campaign manager for the Vote Leave campaign. I think we’d all prefer the film to reality! Check out the trailer here.

Black Mirror the Movie

The first ever Black Mirror movie is expected to hit Netflix later this month with the title Bandersnatch and we will be watching! Especially with creator Charlie Brooker telling NME earlier this year that to make it: “We would need a really good idea to do a movie… because we feel like they’re little movies anyway. So unless we had an idea that needed 300 million dollars, I think we’re incredibly lucky to be doing what we’re doing.” Looks like they’ve hit on something!

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