Pete Turner

Pete Turner

Pete is a film and media lecturer and currently writing his PhD thesis on found footage horror movies. He regularly contributes to Media Magazine and is the TV editor at Filmoria. You can find his film blog at and follow him on Twitter @ilovethatfilm

Peter has taught in a further education college for the past seven years and is currently writing a book about The Blair Witch Project for Auteur's Devil's Advocate series. He writes movie and TV news, reviews, features, box office reports and interviews for Starburst Magazine, Filmoria, Tastic Film and Static Mass Emporium and recently got to meet and question Denzel Washington at a red carpet premiere.

He also appears every week on Scott McGerty’s Amazing Radio show and has a weekly slot to talk new releases on local radio station Marlow FM. He has been interviewed on the BBC World Service about the Fast and Furious franchise and contributed on a William Hill podcast on Oscar odds.
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Currently undertaking a PhD in Film Studies. Have a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and BA Hons in Film Studies with Video Production and Creative Writing.


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  • Fargo review: Billy Bob Thornton perfect as malevolent mystery man
    Based on the 1996 film of the same name, Fargo is a brand new pitch black comedy crime drama starring Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman. This opening episode suggests it's going to be brilliant.
  • What Paul Walker’s brothers’ involvement means for Fast and Furious 7
    Universal have confirmed that not one but two of Walker’s brothers, Cody and Caleb, will be helping out the ‘Fast and Furious’ family in order to get 'Fast and Furious 7' completed without one of its biggest stars.
  • Will comic book villain Negan be in Walking Dead season 5?
    'The Walking Dead’ characters are in a right pickle currently as we left them at the end of season 4. However, things could be about to get far worse if a certain character from the comics makes an appearance in season 5 of the TV show.
  • Is Google doing more harm than good?
    Google it. That tiny phrase has changed everything. But are Google simply giving us all the right answers or as a company, are they actually doing more harm than good?
  • Robert Kirkman reveals Walking Dead season 5 details
    Series creator Robert Kirkman has been talking about season five and the possibilities for what lies ahead in the world of ‘The Walking Dead’.
  • Who will win in the battle between Megaupload and movie studios?
    With music labels following movie studios into a legal battle with storing and sharing website Megaupload, will the Goliaths of the creative media industries be able to take down the David of this known spot for piracy.
  • Fast and Furious 7: Vin Diesel on making Paul Walker proud
    ‘Fast and Furious 7’ is now back on track after the delay caused by the tragic death of Paul Walker at the end of last year. The focus is very firmly on making the late star proud with Vin Diesel appearing particularly keen to honour Walker.
  • Jordana Brewster on Paul Walker and Fast and Furious 7
    Jordana Brewster who plays Mia in the franchise, wife to Paul Walker’s Brian, has not yet been back on set since filming was halted after Walker’s tragic death but has admitted that returning to the set will be difficult.
  • The Walking Dead season 5: Rick’s escape will be brutal
    An AMC video featuring some of the cast of ‘The Walking Dead’ promises that season five is going to open with some pretty explosive action and Rick will get even more brutal in order to survive.
  • The Walking Dead: Biggest questions from season 4 cliff-hanger
    ‘The Walking Dead’ season four climaxed with one hell of an episode on Monday night. Here are the top three questions that remain unanswered at the end of season 4.
  • Fast and Furious 7 back into production after Paul Walker death
    James Wan has tweeted that production of ‘Fast and Furious 7’ has now resumed after being shut down when Paul Walker died back in November.
  • The Walking Dead review: End of the line
    ‘The Walking Dead’ is not a series best known for its breathtaking climactic season cliff-hangers. Season four, however, goes out on an almighty one; with beloved characters in a very precarious position.
  • Walking Dead season 4 finale will deeply shock fans
    ‘The Walking Dead’ season four has already contained its fair share of shockers so far but that is nothing compared to what will happen in the season finale on Monday.
  • First Fast and Furious 7 footage shown at CinemaCon
    The first footage from ‘Fast and Furious 7’ has been shown to the folk who are lucky enough to attend CinemaCon where the big studios show off their upcoming wares to theatre owners. Here's a look at what the footage contained.
  • The Walking Dead: New posters ask who will arrive at Terminus?
    The majority of the last half of season 4 since the attack on the prison has been about finding the Terminus sanctuary so it seems only right that the climax will take place there. But who will make it and what will they find?
  • The Walking Dead review: Reaching Terminus
    Episode 15 of The Walking Dead season 4, titled ‘Us’, sees a major reunion amongst the previously separated characters and at least one group of characters finally arrive at Terminus. But will it be safe?
  • Homeland’s Rupert Friend shines in prison drama Starred Up
    It may be a long wait for ‘Homeland’ fans until we get to see if the show can survive without the mighty Damian Lewis, but in the mean time, you can catch Rupert Lewis in brilliant brutal prison drama ‘Starred Up’.
  • Fast and Furious 7: Paul Walker scenes to be completed with CGI
    After months of speculation since Paul Walker’s unexpected, untimely and tragic death in Novermber 2013, it has finally emerged how the rest of his scenes will be completed in the upcoming ‘Fast and Furious 7’.
  • The Walking Dead: how will season 4 end?
    With only two episodes left of ‘The Walking Dead’ season four, all thoughts are turning to what kind of cliff-hanger fans can expect before the long wait for season five begins.
  • Will Carol make it to the end of The Walking Dead season 4?
    'The Walking Dead’ is heading to its season four climax with only two episodes left. Episode 14 saw Carol having to make her most difficult decisions yet. But what will be next for the cold blooded killer that Carol has become?
  • The Walking Dead review: A death in the family
    With two episodes left of ‘The Walking Dead’, episode 14 ‘The Grove’ settles down with Carol, Tyreese and the children at a lovely little house in the woods for some reflection, cooking lessons and cold blooded murder.
  • Paul Walker’s final films before Fast and Furious 7
    Paul Walker will undoubtedly appear in ‘Fast and Furious 7’ but in what capacity, it is still not clear. However, what is known is that Walker completed all his scenes (and some of his best work) in three films either newly released or coming soon.
  • Will Vin Diesel stay on board for Fast and Furious 8?
    With an ever expanding supporting cast and the death of one of its biggest stars, could it be the perfect time for Diesel to say goodbye to the 'Fast and Furious' franchise?
  • Breaking Bad stars break free
    With ‘Breaking Bad’ officially finished, fans will have to start looking elsewhere for their future hits. Luckily the success of the show means that there are plenty of places to find the stars of ‘Breaking Bad’ in action.
  • Parents need to set an example when it comes to technology use
    I’m just as addicted to my phone and social networks as many other people but when it comes to having children, I am determined that I will not let them fall into some of the bad habits I have fallen into.
  • The Walking Dead recap: Following the tracks
    Are all roads leading to a reunion in ‘The Walking Dead’? With only three episodes left of season four, most of the characters have now discovered the signs pointing to the ‘sanctuary’ and are following the train tracks to this unknown destination.
  • What is Homeland’s Damian Lewis doing next?
    With the tragic death of Nicholas Brody putting a dramatic end to season three of ‘Homeland’, star Damian Lewis is now free to pursue other projects. Here's a look at what fans can expect from Lewis now he is finished with Homeland.
  • Running Reading Half Marathon without rain is a relief
    Running a half marathon is hard work at the best of times. Running one in the pouring rain is just painful. This year, the sun came out for the Reading Half Marathon and it was an altogether more pleasant experience than in 2013.
  • Who will win at the BAFTA Video Game Awards?
    The BAFTA Video Game awards are hosted by comedian Dara O’Briain with the winners in all categories being announced at the ceremony on March 12th. Here’s a look at what will win and why at the video game BAFTAs in 2014.
  • What is the 'Terminus' sanctuary in The Walking Dead?
    Since the battle of the prison half way through season four of ‘The Walking Dead’, the survivors have been wandering in the woods looking for each other. It now seems that most are heading to a sanctuary but who will be there and will it be safe?
  • The Walking Dead recap: Daryl and Beth drink moonshine
    With the latest episode, titled ‘Still’, there is no cutting back and forth between characters whatsoever; it is solely focussed on Daryl and Beth as they get hold of moonshine and attempt to drink their worries away.
  • Will sales of 100 million 50 Shades books equal big box office?
    The ‘50 Shades of Grey’ book trilogy has surpassed 100 million copies worldwide but with numbers like that, can the film adaptation possibly compete?
  • Fast and Furious 7 filming set to resume after Paul Walker death
    ‘Fast and Furious’ fans who have been wondering what the status is with the next film in the franchise finally have a little bit of good news. After a delay due to Paul Walker's death, shooting will begin again in April.
  • March Budget must take more from the 1% and give back to the 99%
    If I was Chancellor, the first thing I’d want to make clear to the people of this country is that I was taking fairness and equality seriously.
  • 50 Shades movie: What would Gus Van Sant version be like?
    With the ’50 Shades of Grey’ movie adaptation recently wrapping, there is no doubt that the final version has been directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. It could have been very different with Gus Van Sant reportedly considering directing the film.
  • 50 Shades movie: Why so long between wrap and release?
    The 50 Shades of Grey movie has reportedly wrapped, meaning principal photography on the film has been completed a few days shy of a full year before the release date. Why the long wait if filming is finished?
  • The Walking Dead recap: Dead under the bed
    Wondering who the hell those three people were at the end of episode 10? Wonder no longer as episode 11, titled ‘Claimed’, introduces us to the three new main characters in the world of ‘The Walking Dead’.
  • The Walking Dead recap: Escaping convicts everywhere
    After last week’s episode focussed solely on Rick, Carl and Michonne, ‘Inmates’ takes the time to catch up with all the rest of the survivors of the prison massacre who are now scattered on the wind.
  • The Walking Dead prank terrifies New York City
    ‘The Walking Dead’ returned to American screens on Sunday with the second half of season four kicking off a day later in the UK. A video of walkers lurking beneath city streets in order to terrify passersby has gone viral.
  • Giraffe cull zoo teaches children a lesson they will never forget
    A healthy giraffe was put down, skinned and fed to lions at Copenhagen Zoo in front of visitors that included children. The public killing and dismembering of this creature will teach children all they need to know about our cruel and confusing world.
  • Reporting online abuse is essential for a happier internet
    Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle says that the public has a key role to play in helping social media giants tackle abusive trolls. We must all take a very active and vigilant part in stopping the scourge of online abuse wherever we see it rear its ugly head.
  • The Walking Dead recap: Carl and Rick seek new shelter
    The Walking Dead’ is back! After two months of waiting to find out what happens after the fall of the prison, episode nine picks up pretty much right where we left off with Rick and Carl escaping the remains of the prison.
  • The repercussions of increased time-shifted TV viewing
    As a recent convert to time-shifted TV viewing and recording technology, I have found that that my viewing habits have drastically changed. But what will be the repercussions?
  • Walking Dead Season 4 returns to answer fans’ burning questions
    Here are the biggest burning questions on everybody’s minds as we move in to the second half of season four of The Walking Dead which will air on UK TV on Monday 10th February.
  • That Awkward Moment: Zac Efron bares all in raunchy comedy
    High School sweetheart Zac Efron ditches the teeny bopping family friendly musical image once and for all and brings out the bad boy in raunchy new comedy That Awkward Moment.
  • Why is running not cutting my junk food craving?
    A new study suggests that running can help cut cravings for unhealthy foods such as pizzas, burgers and doughnuts. I run at least six miles a week and often up to 10 so why am I still craving all the junk food that I consume on a regular basis?
  • Why I hope Nintendo never quits making consoles
    With Nintendo currently making loses year after year and ignoring calls to go into mobile game development, the future of the company looks uncertain. However, I hope that Nintendo will find a way out of the hole they are in and get back on top in gaming.
  • Will 50 Shades of Grey teaser poster appeal to men?
    The brand spanking new teaser poster for '50 Shades of Grey’ has just been released and unfortunately it contains no signs of spanking, sex or romance. However could this be just the right way to lure more male viewers into the cinema to see it?
  • Interviewing Ralph Fiennes with Google Glass is a success
    After having my first experience with Google Glass this week I am convinced that everyone will be wearing this gadget within the next few years. On Monday night, I interviewed the stars of a new film on the red carpet in London, all videoed on Glass.
  • The Invisible Woman: Ralph Fiennes and Felicity Jones on the red carpet
    Last night in Kensington, the stars came out for the premiere of ‘The Invisible Woman’ directed by and starring Lord Voldemort himself Ralph Fiennes. I got to question the main players Ralph Fiennes and Felicity Jones on the red carpet.
  • 50 Shades of Grey film to be even more boring than the book?
    As a man who has read 50 Shades of Grey’ I was expecting the film to focus more on the romance than the nitty-gritty details of the kinky sex. The producer of the film has now officially confirmed that the silver screen version will not be as explicit.
  • Netflix needs more films, not three tier pricing structure
    Netflix might be moving towards a three tier pricing plan, offering a cheaper option to those with no desire for HD or dual streaming capabilities. The cheaper pricing plan will not get me back on Netflix as my main concern is the selection of films.
  • Will Need for Speed damage Fast and Furious box office?
    New fast car action movie ‘Need for Speed’ will be released in 2014 and may have a big impact on the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise when the seventh film is released in 2015.
  • Jennifer Lawrence and the curse of Homeland spoilers
    Don’t you just hate spoilers? Jennifer Lawrence certainly does and when she was on the red carpet alongside Damian Lewis recently, some journalist spoiled the latest season of ‘Homeland’ for her.
  • Should Google Glass be banned from cinemas?
    As a major film fanatic, and someone who would resist watching pirated material even if you paid me, I would hate to think that more people will be making poor quality copies of films from wearing their Google Glass specs in cinemas.
  • Will cannibals The Hunters join The Walking Dead season four?
    The Walking Dead’ season four is set to resume in just a couple of weeks now and fan speculation as to what will happen is at an all time high. Speculation suggests that we might be about to meet cannibal group The Hunters.
  • What should happen to Paul Walker in Fast and Furious 7?
    Fans are still getting over the tragic death of Paul Walker after the star was killed in a car crash late in 2013. But how should Walker's character Brian be written out of the franchise in 'Fast and Furious 7'?
  • Did The Governor really die in The Walking Dead?
    In the last episode of ‘The Walking Dead’, The Governor appeared to be killed off by first being stabbed by Michonne’s sword and then finished off by a bullet to the head. However rumours have circled that The Governor did not die at all.
  • Is it time to clean up your social media profile?
    Did you know that employers are looking increasingly at social media profiles to pick the people they want to work for them? Using a social media profile as a CV will become normal in 2014 so just what does your social media profile say about you?
  • What to expect from new characters in Walking Dead season four
    With ‘The Walking Dead’ fans currently enduring season four’s mid-season break before the show returns to screens in February, many people may be wondering about the new characters that have been confirmed to join the cast in the second half of the season
  • Should 50 Shades of Grey book trilogy be only one film?
    Reports have emerged that the ‘50 Shades of Grey’ trilogy of books could be condensed into a single film to be released in 2015. Though these reports have been denied, there are a great deal of reasons for the trilogy to be reduced into a single film.
  • Paul Walker behind the scenes of Fast and Furious 7
    A video Vin Diesel has posted on his Facebook page includes over 18 minutes of footage of Walker and Diesel when they were not on screens together in the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise, including behind the scenes footage of 'Fast and Furious 7'.
  • Will Paul Walker's retirement in Fast and Furious 7 satisfy?
    Ever since Paul Walker died, the creative team behind 'Fast and Furious 7' have been looking for a way to work around the star's tragic death. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Walker's character Brian will be retired in the latest installment.
  • Can Homeland go on without Brody?
    Season three of 'Homeland' climaxed with the unsurprising but still very shocking death of its biggest and best character, Nicholas Brody. With season four going ahead without Damian Lewis' Brody, can the show still command a dedicated following?
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  • Why Fast and Furious 7 new release date is a relief for fans
    'Fast and Furious 7' has been on the rocks ever since its star Paul Walker tragically died in a fiery car crash in November. In light of Walker's death, plans for the release have been tweaked and the film will now hit screens in April 2015.
  • Homeland recap: Goodbye Brody
    The climactic episode of season three of 'Homeland' signals a major turning point in the series; a brave move that will undoubtedly have many ready to switch off and not return to find out what season four has in store.
  • Are Facebook video ads a step too far?
    Facebook are about to start testing moving image adverts that will play automatically in users' new feeds when they log in to the social networking site. Could this be a step too far for Facebook users tired of advertising?
  • Why Jamie Dornan must go full frontal in 50 Shades of Grey
    Rumours are circling that '50 Shades of Grey' star Jamie Dornan will go full frontal in the movie's countless sex scenes when he finally hits screens as Christian Grey. Should Dornan go all the way to keep the fans happy?
  • Are the CIA even the still the good guys in Homeland?
    The CIA as represented in 'Homeland' has become increasingly dubious in its tactics for policing America. Though the show's heroes Carrie and Saul are CIA agents, their actions over all three seasons have often been brutal, cold and unforgivable.
  • Three characters who must return to The Walking Dead
    'The Walking Dead' season four has been constantly eventful with deaths aplenty and other characters that have gone missing, often but not always presumed dead. Below are the three characters I most want to see return in the second half of season four.
  • Will Paul Walker's brother help complete Fast and Furious 7?
    Since Paul Walker died, Universal have been figuring out a way to complete 'Fast and Furious 7' while remaining sensitive to the late star's family. It has been reported that Walker's younger brother Cody has been approached to stand in for his brother.
  • Homeland recap: Brody Vs Iran
    The penultimate episode of season three of 'Homeland' sees Saul's plan to assassinate the head of Iran's revolutionary guard almost come crashing to the ground around him. Can Brody complete his mission?
  • Fast and Furious 7 will use Paul Walker footage
    It has been revealed that writer Chris Morgan is hard at work revising the 'Fast and Furious 7' script in order to write Paul Walker's character Brian out of the franchise but still be able to use some of the footage that has already been filmed.
  • Will 50 Shades of Grey lingerie make a kinky killing at Christmas?
    '50 Shades of Grey' has become a bestseller, made its author very rich and is now on its way to becoming a big Hollywood movie. Things could get even more exciting for readers with the '50 Shades of Grey' inspired range of luxury ladies underwear.
  • Missing moments from 'The Walking Dead' comic books
    With season four taking a mid-season break until February, it is time to take a look at some of the biggest and best moments of the comics that have not yet made it into the TV series.
  • Do women really love 50 Shades of Grey's Christian Grey?
    After finishing the '50 Shade of Grey' trilogy, I was taken aback by how many women had stuck it out for three books. Are they really all in love with Christian Grey or is there another reason for reading the erotic novels?
  • The Walking Dead mid-season 4 recap
    Season four opened with Rick enjoying a rare moment of relative peace, farming in the prison garden. By the mid-season break, The Governor had returned and wreaked havoc. Along the way, sickness, walkers and murder made it a rocky ride!
  • Homeland recap: Brody goes over the border
    This week, the old Brody fully made a comeback; cleaned up and put in play by the pesky CIA who just can't seem to give the guy a break. In 'Good Night' Brody is back in action, hell bent on getting over the border from Iraq to Iran.
  • The Walking Dead recap: Prison break
    It was a truly explosive episode of 'The Walking Dead' this week so do not read this review until after you have watched 'Too Far Gone', the final instalment in the first half of season four.
  • How will Fast and Furious 7 continue without Paul Walker?
    As a fan I want to see Paul Walker appear in 'Fast and Furious 7' but am worried about the other options Universal might choose.
  • Harry Potter studio tour perfect for families at Christmas
    I have never been a big fan of Harry Potter but I went to see the sights at the incredible 'Making of Harry Potter' studio tour and have emerged converted. Grab the family and get to Leavesden for a brilliant family day out this festive season.
  • Can Fast and Furious franchise continue without Paul Walker?
    Paul Walker's tragic death Saturday has left behind grieving family and friends and countless distraught fans of the franchise that made him a star. With production of 'Fast and Furious 7' delayed, can the franchise continue without Paul Walker?
  • Appearing on reality TV saved my life
    After 26 years of eating like a freak, I decided to change my unhealthy ways and get some help. I took a huge leap of faith and allowed my girlfriend to put me forward for a reality television show called Freaky Eaters.
  • Fast and Furious 7 must wait while fans mourn Paul Walker
    'Fast and Furious 7' star Paul Walker died in a car crash on Saturday. With production of 'Fast and Furious 7' well under way, it is not clear exactly what direction Universal and director James Wan are going to take with the future of the franchise.
  • Homeland recap: Brody comes clean
    Finally after keeping the most interesting character Nicholas Brody locked in a dingy room and smacked up to the eyeballs on heroin, the 'Homeland' writers have brought back Damian Lewis.
  • Paul Walker's death: The Fast and Furious 'family' react
    Fans of the 'Fast and Furious' franchise has been left devastated by the news of star Paul Walker's untimely death in a car crash on Saturday. The stars of 'Fast and Furious' had become a family both on and off screen and here is how they have reacted.
  • Rest in peace Paul Walker: A Fast and Furious fan responds
    Paul Walker has died in a California car crash on Saturday. The implications of Walker's death on the future of the franchise are to be considered another day but for now I have to take a moment to celebrate the star and the films he has given us.
  • Ban mobile phones in classrooms and cinemas
    It's been ten years since we banned people from using a phone while driving but nothing has been done to stop people from using their phones in places where they are highly distracting, if not as dangerous. No more phones in classrooms and cinemas!
  • If only Playboy was as naughty as nudie magazines got
    While I'm not sure the 60th anniversary of the magazine is anything to be truly celebrated, 'Playboy' magazine does hold a special place in my memory and is a reminder of a slightly more innocent time than the one we live in now.
  • The Walking Dead recap: Your move 'Brian'
    In the latest episode of 'The Walking Dead', the pieces are moving into place. There are knights and pawns and one Governor who does not know exactly where he fits but is determined to be the last piece standing on the board.
  • How much sex can 50 Shades of Grey movie get away with?
    The movie adaptation of the '50 Shades of Grey' trilogy of erotic novels will have an incredibly delicate balancing act to perform when it is released in 2015. How far will the sex scenes go and will they appeal to the target audience?
  • Will Nicholas Brody make it into season 4 of Homeland?
    'Homeland' has been suffering from a severe lack of Damian Lewis in season three so far but with his return to screens teased in the last episode, is it time that Brody is finally killed off?
  • Scene from Fast and Furious 7 included on Fast and Furious 6 Blu-ray
    Just in case you or I were not excited enough about the Blu-ray release of 'Fast and Furious 6', it has been revealed that the disc will also contain the first chance to catch a sneak peek at a scene from 'Fast and Furious 7'.
  • Why are people smashing up brand new Playstation 4 consoles?
    As the queue begins for Playstation 4 consoles begins to form in London, videos of Americans smashing their brand new Playstations 4s outside shops have hit the net.
  • Is Britain a 'nasty' country in terms of benefits and immigration?
    There are concerns that Britain will be seen as a 'nasty country' if we clamp down on migrants and their claim to benefits when they enter the country. But is it really nastiness that drives the Prime Minister's motivations or something else?
  • Terrible day for Lost Prophets fans as singer Ian Watkins pleads guilty
    Fans of rock band Lostprophets had all their worst suspicions confirmed today as the lead singer Ian Watkins pleaded guilty to the most heinous of crimes against children. I now can't bear to listen to them after hearing the things singer Watkins has done
  • Why aren't more men reading 50 Shades of Grey?
    All we ever hear about is why women everywhere have been falling in love with '50 Shades of Grey'. I read the trilogy shortly after my wife and cannot believe more men have not been seduced by its many delights.
  • Homeland: Compulsive Carrie strikes again
    Just as it all seemed to be going so well! Javadi was on a plane back to Iran as part of Saul's master plan, Carrie had confirmation Brody was not the man behind the Langley bombing and now the latest episode of 'Homeland' ends with a pair of bombshells.
  • The Walking Dead recap: Live Bait
    After five episodes of wondering where the big bad wolf has been lurking, The Governor finally returns in an episode entirely devoted to filling in his absence from season four so far.
  • How Aldous Huxley saved us from living in a dystopia
    On 22nd November 1963, Aldous Huxley died at the age of 69 long after he wrote one of the best and most prescient pieces of dystopian literature to date.
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