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Watch: Trailer For 'The Inbetweeners Movie' Shows Britain Can No Longer Claim Cultural Superiority

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 11, 2011 1:25 AM
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While it once looked as if this summer would be dominated at the box office by the superhero flick, things haven't quite worked out that way. Instead, 2011 has been the year where the R-rated comedy boom went supernova, with "The Hangover Part II" being the second-biggest grossing film of the year, "Bridesmaids" proving to be Judd Apatow's biggest hit to date (and outgrossing "X-Men First Class," "Super 8" and "Green Lantern" in the process), "Bad Teacher" taking six times its budget internationally in three weeks, and "Horrible Bosses" opening this weekend with an impressive $28 million take, beating out the more kid-friendly "Zookeeper."

Watch: Teaser Trailer Hits For Brit-Com 'The Inbetweeners'

  • By Sam Price
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  • June 9, 2011 2:17 AM
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The path of British comedians and sitcom stars trying to make a break in Hollywood is strewn with corpses. For every “In the Loop” or “Shaun of the Dead”, there’s a “Guest House Paradiso” or “Lesbian Vampire Killers” lurking not far around the corner. The newest chancer is the “The Inbetweeners”, a sitcom that ran for three seasons on UK’s Channel Four to some acclaim and is now making the leap to the big screen later in the summer. The teaser trailer hit on the show’s Facebook page yesterday and though some are already rapturous about it, what appeal the film will have outside of its native country is up for debate.

Mike Skinner Of The Streets Writing Music For Film Version Of Hit British Comedy 'The Inbetweeners'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 25, 2011 1:34 AM
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The idea of popular musicians being used to score films is by no means a new one -- indeed, some of the top composers at present, such as Danny Elfman and Clint Mansell, got their start in bands (Oingo Boingo and Pop Will Eat Itself, respectively). But we seem to have reached an interesting tipping point in the last few years, with a whole spate of bands and musicians, particularly from the electronic music and hip hop worlds, penning full scores for high-profile movies.

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