With the festive season all around us, the team at IPM have put together a top 10 list of the best Christmas films to get into the spirit of the Holidays!
3. Love Actually (2003)
Set with a great and diverse cast, Love Actually follows eight London couples over the Christmas period as they try to deal with their relationships and friendships. They soon realise that relationships can be harder and more complicated than they thought, but the holidays will see them through it all!
4. The Holiday (2006)
With the pressures of work and strained past relationships, two women from England and LA swap homes over the festive period only to find unexpected romance when it was least expected. This Christmas classic is a holiday romance gone right.
6. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Set in Whoville, Dr. Seuss's Grinch lives in isolation away from the townsfolk who go over the top with Christmas celebrations and festivities. Played by Jim Carrey, the Grinch sets out to ruin everyones Christmas with his pet dog until a young girl Cindy-Lou reforms his Christmas spirit and creates the best celebration of his life.
10. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
This fascinating Christmas watch by Tim Burton follows Jack Skellington, a being from Halloween town who soon discovers Christmas town and becomes obsessed with the festivities and decorations. His obsession leads to him abducting Santa Clause.
A few of our other Christmas crackers, a few corkers and a few fairy films that didn't make the cut but deserve honourable mentions and are worth the watch include; Gremlins (1984), Nativity! (2009), Jack Frost (1998), and The Polar Express (2004).
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As Ross Geller said “We were on a break”, well times have changed and it has now been revealed by Jennifer Aniston that the fun-loving, charismatic 90’s sitcom group have hinted at a comeback.
The petitions to fan wishes over the years, the re-runs of the show on tv and the cycle of binge-watching Rachel and Ross break up and get back together is now over, as fans of the sitcom ‘Friends’ can now prepare themselves for a possible friends reunion.
Appearing on the Ellen show in October, Aniston discussed how all the cast (David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry) wanted to do a FRIENDS reunion of some sort saying “Listen. We would love for there to be something”.
Although she denied doing a movie and said there will be no actual tv reboot of the show, there is still hope for all the crazed Friends fans for the future with Aniston further commenting “We’re just trying. We’re working on something”.
Although fans have been clutching at straws for this to happen over the past few years, some fans think that it’s best to leave the sitcom in the past instead of creating something new and ruining storylines.
Despite some fans of the sitcom feeling like it could be ruined, many more have their fingers crossed that something special will finally become of the cast's reunion. There have been many discussions about how the project would take place with discussions being made about the project as well as the seasons airing on HBOMax. Hopefully we'll see the gang back together soon for some of the memorable catch phrases that everyone loves!
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With Halloween upon us the team at IPM have summoned the ultimate list of the top rated, scariest and blood curdling horror films for your viewing pleasures if you are spending the spooky evening in-doors tonight!
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Many highly praised, Oscar winning performers have had the help of acting coaches to create their memorable roles. Beyond their academic training, the likes of Bradley Cooper, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicole Kidman and many more have sought the knowledge of acting coaches to keep their careers at peak performance.
A more recent famous face who took up acting classes was Lady Gaga, who worked with several coaches in preparation for 'A Star is Born'. Expanding her knowledge on improvisation and method performances. Many performers moving from music to the screen find training gives them a better understanding of the characters they are approaching. Other musicians like, Eminem, Mariah Carey and Leanne Rimes took on coaching for their various film roles.
No matter where you are at in your acting career, acting coaches can help push your career with new ideas, techniques and methods! Just like many A-List celebrities, you can never stop learning!
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After months of anticipation Channel 4 has arrived to Leeds launching their welcome with IPM's neighbour's at Prime Studios! Creating a New Era for the company as they open their new national headquarters in the heart of Yorkshire, this is a move that will change the entire TV and Film landscape for the city. Creating new jobs and commissioning new series from their new headquarters, the move has been welcomed by locals and here at IPM we would like to take this opportunity to welcome Channel 4 to Leeds by highlighting 5 of our favourite comedies brought to the UK by Channel 4.
Set during the Troubles in Northern Ireland Derry Girls is a sitcom about a group of high school girls who get into mischief. The show has just been commissioned for its third season and is showing that it is here to stay, garnering a strong following in its first couple of seasons. The shows setting of 1990s Ireland plays on the nostalgia of it’s more mature audience and the cast of young girls are relatable to many young girls today. Complete with a great soundtrack Derry Girls is a sign that Channel 4 will continue to push the limits of situational comedies for years to come.
After an 18 episode run The Inbetweeners came to an end in 2010, ending the show with a legendary status for many high school students and young adults. With it’s perfectly timed humour and many second hand embarrassments the show had many people in tears of laughter. The relatable characters went on to star in two holiday movies breaking records for British cinema and stamping its mark in British television and cinema history.
Our team is excited to see what the future holds for Yorkshire with Channel 4 just a stone's throw away! What are some of your favourite Channel 4 shows?
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With its rolling landscapes and an abundant of period properties, Yorkshire offers a plethora of filming locations for any television and film project. It's no wonder that Channel 4, Sky and NFTS are making moves to Leeds! Our team at IPM have put together just a few of the spectacular places that the region has to offer.
Many of Anne’s confrontations with the Rawson Brothers take place on Rawson street in Halifax but the filming for this scene took place in the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield. The area of Little Germany in Bradford was used as the location of the street scenes set in Halifax in the 1830s.
Goathland Railway Station
Located amongst the Yorkshire Moors, this picturesque station opened up the world of magic to viewers. It is also famous for appearing as Aidensfield station in the television serie 'Hearbeat' as Mannerton in the TV series 'All Creatures Great and Small; and in the end of the video of 'Holding back the years' a song by Simply Red released in 1985.
The preservation was a key part of filming in the BBC's 'Gun Powder' as the historical site brought the life of Guy Fawkes and the Gund Powder Plot to television. For years, Fountains Abbey has been used in many screen favourites like 'Death Comes to Pemberly', 'The History Boys' and many many more productions.
BBC's 'Gunpowder' used many more iconic locations including Kirkstall Abbey and East Riddelsden Hall.
LEEDS TOWN HALL
It was also used in the opening scenes of the 2016 film 'Dad's Army' while 'The New Statesman', 'National Treasure' and 'The ABC Murders' TV series are among productions which have used interior and exterior shots of Leeds Town Hall to bring to life their story.
Have you seen some of your favourite Yorkshire spots on screen? Of course there are countless places where film crews pop up in for their productions! Tell us some of your favourites on the comments below!
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For World Mental Health Day, the team at IPM has compiled a list of Films and Series that have brought the importance of understanding mental health to the fore front for all viewers. Academy Award winning to Netflix series here are 5 of our favourite on-screen performances:
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There are lots or returning franchises coming to the screen, many taking place with the return of the original cast. Our team at IPM has put together some of our favourite actors returning to their original roles in up-coming and recent films!
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