Pushing Dead: utterly delightful and brilliantly funny comedy

US fans in Ohio can get the chance to see Pushing Dead in a second film festival there in April - Columbus International Film Festival, while a screening in Atlanta at Living Room and Out On Film has been announced for May 1st.

The Independent included Pushing Dead in its 'best of' list at this year's BFI Flare Festival. Certainly, the audience at the screening I was at seemed to love the film - the on screen chemistry between Tom and James Roday as Mike and Dan in Pushing Dead, worth the price of admission alone.

Pushing Dead is a comedy about AIDS. Yes. Seriously. And it’s utterly hilarious. From the excellent Tom E. Brown, this utterly delightful and brilliantly funny comedy will have you laughing from the get-go, while simultaneously telling the story of living and finding love with HIV.

Pushing Dead: Tom Riley as Mike brings an understated performance

Pushing Dead continues with its many international festival screenings, and this coming weekend, will be shown twice at the BFI Flare festival in London. In advance of the festival, a lovely review for the film, and Tom's performance, has been shared on this website.

...Tom Riley as Mike, the man Dan crosses paths with so often it must be fated, brings an understated performance whose natural rapport with Roday provides much of the film’s heart.

Pushing Dead doesn’t always play out as expected. Don’t be put off by thinking it’s a ‘typical’ indie, there’s more than enough oddball narrative digressions to make it a bit different from usual fare. The cutaways, creepy young girl, and occasionally surreal moments allow the film to be all the more memorable and entertaining. A character over plot piece, Pushing Dead is warm, entertaining and, surprisingly, rather delightful. 

The Collection: 4 stars for the UK DVD release

The Collection season 1 DVD is released in the UK on Monday 20th March. Naked men and fashion the perfect gift for UK Mother's Day next weekend, and a bargain on Amazon at the random price of £24.68. There are extras included! The DVD release was awarded 4**** from the latest Heat Magazine (read on ISSUU).

Don't forget that The Collection is currently being aired in Australia on BBC First, each Tuesday evening, and will begin broadcast in Canada on OUT TV tomorrow night. 

Whither Would You Go: new event photos

Very few photos from last night's event have been shared online, and there were sadly no photos of Tom rehearsing posted anywhere. A cast photo was tweeted by Lucy Davis, but this didn't include Tom. Luckily a few photos have been uploaded to Instagram today, which Tom seems to be in. The above photo was shared here, and the others are embedded below.  

I haven't been able to find out what play or character Tom was performing last night. Sorry. Those who wish to, can still donate via the Whither Would You Go website

Whither Would You Go: discounted tickets available for tomorrow's event

The Shakespeare event in aid of refugees, which takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow evening, still has a few tickets available from here. New cast members have been announced by the Whither Would You Go twitter account, along with some rehearsal photos and a few details of which plays / monologues will be performed. Unfortunately for fans, there are no photos of Tom, nor details of what he will be performing. 

The Collection: Tom Riley cuts a dashing figure in leather and tweed as brother Claude

The Collection began its weekly broadcast today on BBC First Australia, and from 9pm Sunday 19th March will be seen in Canada on OUTtv. To promote the show, a few great preview articles have appeared online, one revealing Tom's fondness for his motorcycle trousers! Read them in full via the links below. 

I've already fallen for BBC First's The Collection, premiering tonight. Set in Paris just two years after the end of World War II, it takes a peek behind the seams at a fashion house modernising with the post-war mood and using fashion a tool of self-expression, luxury, sex and propaganda. Following a tightknit family tasked with restoring a storied French couturier to former glory, it's extravagant, sensual and bursting with some of the most gorgeous costuming and production design I've seen on the small screen in recent years. I devoured it...