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Steve Coogan's 'Alan Partridge' Gets A Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2014 11:06 AM
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This weekend, Steve Coogan's beloved character Alan Partridge—a phenomenon in the UK—will make his big screen debut on US shores in, you guessed it, "Alan Partridge" (abroad, the movie is titled "Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa"). And Coogan isn't terribly convinced it'll be hit a here.

Exclusive: Clip From 'Alan Partridge' Starring Steve Coogan Asks "What Was Better In The Olden Days?"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2014 12:12 PM
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One of our 10 Movies To See In April, you might need a quick bit of history to catch up with "Alan Partridge." One of Steve Coogan's most enduring comic creations, the character is a spoof on broadcasters in general and has become a phenomenon in the UK, where Partridge has appeared in three TV series, and numerous radio programs. And now it's time for the character to take a leap to the big screen, and he does just that with the namesake film, "Alan Partridge."

10 Movies To See In April

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • April 1, 2014 11:08 AM
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10 Movies To See In April
We’re inching ever close to the 2014 summer blockbuster season, but that’s not to say April is lacking its fair share of spectacle and bombast. This month’s ten movies to see ranges from Marvel’s latest to a mess of independent fare moving away from the festivals and into your local multiplex. It’s time to see what’s worth plunking down your dollars and cents for this month at the movies.

'Gravity,' 'Captain Phillips,' 'Iron Man 3' & More Make Empire Magazine's Top 10 Of 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 2, 2013 10:14 AM
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Well, the cinephiles at Cahiers Du Cinema and Sight & Sound have had their say on 2013, now how about something for everyone else? Leaning much more toward the mainstream, the folks over at Empire have kicked off December with their list of the greatest from the past twelve months and it's pretty safe to say that there are definitely a couple of movies on here that likely won't be found anywhere else.

NYFF Review: Steve Coogan Brings His Beloved 'Alan Partridge' To The Big Screen With Mixed Results

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 30, 2013 10:07 AM
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Alan Partridge
Back in 1994, a movie called “Airheads,” about a trio of bumbling stooges (played by Brendan Fraser, Adam Sandler and a goateed Steve Buscemi) who take over a radio station in order for their demo to get played over the airwaves, was released to, more or less, a critical and commercial shrug. In the years since, however, the film, richly stockpiled with ‘90s nostalgia (including an appearance by White Zombie and a vocal cameo by Mike Judge as Beavis & Butthead), has earned a loyal cult following. It’s hard not to imagine the same fate for “Alan Partridge” (entitled “Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa” in its native U.K.), at least in the United States. It’s a movie with a strikingly similar premise but based on a beloved British radio and television character (played, with relish, by Steve Coogan), who is all but unknown here. That stateside obscurity could change after “Alan Partridge,” but we kind of doubt it.

'Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa' Soundtrack Features Philip Glass, Human League, The Police, Chicago & Much More

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • July 19, 2013 11:59 AM
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Steve Coogan has been in countless films throughout his career, but devout fans of the actor have been clambering for a feature-length film of his iconic character, Alan Partridge. The story of a talk-show host turned regional radio DJ will be seeing big screens in August (in the U.K.) when “Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa” comes to theaters.

A-Ha! Watch The Full Trailer For 'Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa' Starring Steve Coogan

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 13, 2013 5:48 AM
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While "The World's End" may be the most anticipated Brit-com of the summer by quite some distance, there's at least one other laugher landing before the weather cools that could be worth the price of admission; the big-screen debut of Alan Partridge. There's been talk of bringing Steve Coogan's most seminal creation, a low-rent talk show host turned regional radio DJ, who featured in the series "Knowing Me, Knowing You" and "I'm Alan Partridge," to the big screen for quite some time, but shooting finally got underway earlier this year for an August release date, and after a brief tease earlier in the year, a full trailer has arrived over at MSN for "Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa."

Watch: First Trailer For Steve Coogan's Alan Partridge Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 15, 2013 8:02 AM
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While stateside, fans of "Arrested Development" are frothing at the mouth for the new season coming in April, and throwing their disposable income at the "Veronica Mars" movie, over in the U.K., they've got their own TV treasure headed to the big screen.

Ben Wheatley To Direct Big-Screen Version Of BBC Sitcom 'Ideal'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • July 2, 2012 10:45 AM
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The BBC’s television channel aimed squarely at 16-34 year olds, BBC Three, is sadly probably better known in the U.K. for its shoddy sitcoms than it is for quality broadcasts. Crude, unsophisticated, and just plain not funny, the channel’s early programming was typified by the awful and long-lived “Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps.” That’s not to say the channel’s entire comedy output since its 2003 launch has been awful – “Little Britain,” “Being Human” and “Gavin & Stacey” in particular have experienced a great deal of success . One of BBC Three’s strangest and most interesting shows though was a dark comedy called “Ideal” which ran for seven seasons between 2005 and 2011.

Armando Iannucci Says Alan Partridge Will Face Off Against A Media Giant In Upcoming Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 21, 2012 11:36 AM
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The bits and pieces of the upcoming "Alan Partridge" movie -- the first big screen outing by one of Steve Coogan's most well known and beloved character creations -- have been coming in fits and starts for the past year or so. But here's what we know thus far: "Little Britain" and "Cruise Of The Gods" helmer Declan Lowney will get behind the camera for the film, the plot of which has been kept under wraps, with Coogan only teasing thus far that "...there's quite a large event in a small town. And Alan is not the protagonist. He's...an unwilling participant." Well, a more rounded picture of what to expect is beginning to take shape.

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