Early Man -Tom Hiddleston Announced

As if animation fans and film lovers alike were not excited enough by the news that Aardman had begun production on their next feature, Early Man. Starring Oscar winner and Fantastic Beast hunting Eddie Redmayne and directed by studio veteran Nick Park. The Claymation studio, responsible for Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run as well as Shaun the Sheep take their time between features so news of a new films is always a treat. Now Aardman Animations and StudioCanal have announced that British fox Tom Hiddleston has been added to the cast as the films main villain.

Early Man, set in the prehistoric age centres around Dug and his lovable sidekick Hognob. Living in their Stone Age abode, the pairs attempt to unite their tribe against the Bronze Age results in the accidental invention of football.

Hiddleston joins the cast as Lord Nooth, governor of Bronze Age town. Like many of Aardman’s villains he is snooty and money hungry. Could this Nooth character give The Cures of the Were-Rabbit’s Victor Quartermaine a run for his money? Or that evil silent Penguin?

Fans will just have to wait and see when the film is released January 2018. So Aardman fans and all you Hiddlestoners rejoice. Hiddleboners at the ready!

The Fabulous Nicholas Brothers at The Ritzy

For those of you who love both dancing and cinema, there’s one place for you to be this week: The Ritzy in London has got a special screening of The Fabulous Nicholas Brothers, introduced by film programmer Bruce Goldstein.

Fayard and Harold Nicholas were two of the greatest dancers of the 20th century; gifted with an unbelievable talent, the African-American duo overcame racial hurdles to become some of the biggest stars in show business, dominating Broadway, radio and of course film, where they performed outstanding, toe-tapping numbers in films like Stormy Weather, Sun Valley Serenade and Down Argentine Way. With a whole host of famous fans from Gene Kelly to Michael Jackson, the brother’s legacy is undeniable, and will be celebrated on the 22nd of October at The Ritzy. Join Goldstein as he narrates live this stunning tribute to the indescribable pair, going through their 75 year legacy with rare film clips and photographs.

If you’re looking for an afternoon of exceptional theatrics, then make sure you’re at The Ritzy this Saturday for an incredible event.

You can book your tickets here.