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We Are Movie Geeks is giving away Darkest Hour prizepacks to celebrate the release of the film. Darkest Hour is now playing in select cities and expands nationwide on December 22

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Directed by Joe Wright and written by Anthony McCarten, Darkest Hour stars Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, and Ben Mendelsohn.

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms.
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‘Darkest Hour’ Review: A Masterclass In Acting — And History

It's easy to begin any discussion about Joe Wright's new movie, Darkest Hour, by discussing its star, Gary Oldman. The only problem is Gary Oldman is nowhere to be seen in this film. The wonderful actor completely dissolves into the role of Winston Churchill, and in so doing turns in one of the very best performances of the year and one of his best in his long and storied career.

Darkest Hour tells the story of Winston Churchill's rise to power as Prime Minister of Great Britain in the infancy of World War II and his handling of the war efforts to protect the island nation from its enemies. Hitler's forces, arguably the greatest army this world has ever seen, are taking huge chunks of Europe with ease, and Neville Chamberlain's (Ronald Pickup) previous policy of appeasement has failed to rein in the leader of the Nazis. This
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Darkest Hour – Review

Gary Oldman (center) stars as Winston Churchill in director Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour, a Focus Features release. Photo credit: Jack English / Focus Features ©

Gary Oldman gives an amazing performance as Winston Churchill in director Joe Wright Darkest Hour, a riveting drama about Churchill and the earliest darkest days of World War II, as Britain faced the crisis of Dunkirk and invasion by Hitler loomed. The film is an admirable work, a mix of historical drama and biopic, but it is Oldman’s remarkable Oscar-worthy performance that is generating the most attention.

Darkest Hour offers more than Gary Oldman’s sterling, stirring performance. It is also a wonderful companion to a couple of other WWII films released this year, Dunkirk and the less-seen Their Finest Hour, both set around he same time in Britain. Combined with director Joe Wright’s earlier film Atonement, which contains a riveting depiction of a
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The best TV this week: Brexit, refugees and terrorism – The Tunnel returns

Sky Atlantic’s cross-channel crime drama is back with a vengeance, while Seth MacFarlane’s Star Trek spoof, The Orville, launches on Fox

For one last time – and now with added Brexit – ill-matched, cross-Channel detective couple Karl (Stephen Dillane) and Elise (Clémence Poésy) return. This time, they’re investigating a burning fishing boat. Has it been set on fire by rabid leave voters after straying too close to the White Cliffs of Dover? Time will tell

14 December, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

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‘Game of Thrones’: Stannis Baratheon Actor Stephen Dillane Was ‘Disheartened’ by His Performance, Which Is Very Stannis of Him

‘Game of Thrones’: Stannis Baratheon Actor Stephen Dillane Was ‘Disheartened’ by His Performance, Which Is Very Stannis of Him
Stannis Baratheon was one of the hardest “Game of Thrones” characters to make sense of. Declared the One True King of Westeros by some, he was dismissed as an uncharismatic also-ran by others. Stephen Dillane, who actually played Stannis the Mannis, apparently leans toward the former. The actor reveals in a new Times interview that he “didn’t know what I was doing until we’d finished filming” and that he was “disheartened” by the whole experience.

Read More:Sophie Turner Reveals ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Won’t Premiere Until 2019

Fittingly, his fictional right-hand man helped him out for real. Dillane notes that Liam Cunningham, Aka Ser Davos Seaworth, is “so passionate about the show. He invests in it in a way I think is quite moving, but it wasn’t my experience. I was entirely dependent on Liam to tell me what the scenes were about — I didn’t
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‘Game of Thrones’: Stannis Baratheon Actor Stephen Dillane Was ‘Disheartened’ by His Performance, Which Is Very Stannis of Him

‘Game of Thrones’: Stannis Baratheon Actor Stephen Dillane Was ‘Disheartened’ by His Performance, Which Is Very Stannis of Him
Stannis Baratheon was one of the hardest “Game of Thrones” characters to make sense of. Declared the One True King of Westeros by some, he was dismissed as an uncharismatic also-ran by others. Stephen Dillane, who actually played Stannis the Mannis, apparently leans toward the former. The actor reveals in a new Times interview that he “didn’t know what I was doing until we’d finished filming” and that he was “disheartened” by the whole experience.

Read More:Sophie Turner Reveals ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Won’t Premiere Until 2019

Fittingly, his fictional right-hand man helped him out for real. Dillane notes that Liam Cunningham, Aka Ser Davos Seaworth, is “so passionate about the show. He invests in it in a way I think is quite moving, but it wasn’t my experience. I was entirely dependent on Liam to tell me what the scenes were about — I didn’t
See full article at Indiewire »

Sophie Turner Reveals ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Won’t Premiere Until 2019

Sophie Turner Reveals ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Won’t Premiere Until 2019
Sophie Turner has confirmed our worst fear: “Game of Thrones” Season 8 won’t premiere until 2019. The actress behind Sansa Stark revealed to Variety that HBO’s Emmy-winning fantasy epic will skip 2018 and debut its six-episode final season sometime in 2019. HBO has not confirmed a release date for Season 8, but the show was widely expected to return in either 2019 or late 2018 considering production on the show will last through summer 2018.

Read More:‘Game of Thrones’ is Filming Season 8 Until Summer 2018 (Which Means We Won’t See it For A While)

Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss previously told Entertainment Weekly they were planning to spend at least a year and a half making the final season, which made the 2019 launch date all but certain given that production kicked off in October of this year. HBO has already revealed that Miguel Sapochnik and David Nutter will be returning to
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Movie Review – Darkest Hour (2017)

Darkest Hour, 2017.

Directed by Joe Wright.

Starring Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, Stephen Dillane, Samuel West, Jordan Waller, Ronald Pickup, and Ben Mendelsohn.

Synopsis:

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

Before even beginning to praise the authentic and physically transformative Academy Award-worthy performance from legendary actor Gary Oldman portraying arguably the greatest politician in history, Prime Minister of Great Britain Winston Churchill, it should be made clear that the excellence doesn’t start and stop with the chameleon-like appearance or the numerous rousing speeches of defiance. Director Joe Wright (no stranger to period pieces and biopics having helmed features such as Atonement and Anna Karenina) understands that even the most lifelike depiction possible of the curmudgeonly yet bracingly
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Gary Oldman will run away with Best Actor for his work in “Darkest Hour”

There are times when the prognostication world anoints a presumed Oscar winner, only to have the film or the performance fall flat when actually seen. Then, there are other times when the movie or performer meets expectations and the victor should begin writing up their speech for the Academy Awards. More often than not, the former winds up being true. Gary Oldman is a case of the latter, as his turn in Darkest Hour is 100% going to win him the Oscar for Best Actor. It’s just a done deal, Academy wise. Beginning its theatrical run today, it’s also a quality biopic that’s more than simply shameless awards bait. The film is a look at British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Oldman), how he came to power during the early days of World War II, and his agonizing decision over whether to negotiate with Hitler or fight on. The
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Gary Oldman, Joe Wright, and ‘Darkest Hour’: How to Make a Nontraditional, Oscar-Ready, and Prescient Biopic

Gary Oldman, Joe Wright, and ‘Darkest Hour’: How to Make a Nontraditional, Oscar-Ready, and Prescient Biopic
Four years ago, Oscar-nominated “The Theory of Everything” screenwriter Anthony McCarten sat down for a pint with an old chum in a country pub. What next? his friend asked. McCarten threw out a few ideas — no response. What else do you have?

Well, there was one that was really intimidating, McCarten said, about Winston Churchill. His friend replied, “Do that one. We need a portrait of leadership.”

That was before Brexit, before Trump, so it seems incredibly prescient. But really, when have we not needed leadership? “We’re living in extraordinary times, all the time,” McCarten said. “The issues that assail us are perennial. They haven’t changed since the Greeks picked up a pen.”

A hit at the fall festivals (Metascore: 72), “Darkest Hour” (Focus Features, November 22) is poised to deliver Gary Oldman a Best Actor Oscar as Winston Churchill. But as a World War II talky companion piece to silent action epic “Dunkirk,
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Gary Oldman, Joe Wright, and ‘Darkest Hour’: How to Make a Nontraditional, Oscar-Ready, and Prescient Biopic

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Gary Oldman, Joe Wright, and ‘Darkest Hour’: How to Make a Nontraditional, Oscar-Ready, and Prescient Biopic
Four years ago, Oscar-nominated “The Theory of Everything” screenwriter Anthony McCarten sat down for a pint with an old chum in a country pub. What next? his friend asked. McCarten threw out a few ideas — no response. What else do you have?

Well, there was one that was really intimidating, McCarten said, about Winston Churchill. His friend replied, “Do that one. We need a portrait of leadership.”

That was before Brexit, before Trump, so it seems incredibly prescient. But really, when have we not needed leadership? “We’re living in extraordinary times, all the time,” McCarten said. “The issues that assail us are perennial. They haven’t changed since the Greeks picked up a pen.”

A hit at the fall festivals (Metascore: 72), “Darkest Hour” (Focus Features, November 22) is poised to deliver Gary Oldman a Best Actor Oscar as Winston Churchill. But as a World War II talky companion piece to silent action epic “Dunkirk,
See full article at Indiewire »

Gary Oldman to Receive Maltin Modern Master Award at Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Gary Oldman to Receive Maltin Modern Master Award at Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Gary Oldman will be honored with the Maltin Modern Master Award at the 33rd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Oldman will be presented with the award on Feb. 2, 2018 for his longstanding contributions to the film industry culminating with Focus Features’ “Darkest Hour,” in which Oldman plays Winston Churchill. Leonard Maltin will return to moderate the evening for the 27th time.

Gary Oldman has dazzled audiences for decades with an array of brilliant performances,” said Maltin. “With ‘Darkest Hour,’ he has once again proven that he is a force to be reckoned with, and a true master of his craft.”

Darkest Hour” takes place during the early days of World War II, as the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds. Directed by Joe Wright from a screenplay by Anthony McCarten, the film also
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Darkest Hour Movie Review

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Darkest Hour Movie Review
Darkest Hour Focus Features Director: Joe Wright Written by: Anthony McCarten Cast: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn, Lilly James, Ronald Pickup, Stephen Dillane Screened at: NYC Opens: November 22, 2017 Consider this: “Never give in – never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to […]

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Four New Character Posters Arrive For Joe Wright’s ‘Darkest Hour’

Working Title Films have released four new UK posters for their upcoming Winston Churchill movie Darkest Hour, which is set to arrive in cinemas in January 2018. Gary Oldman leads the cast of the film, which also features the work of Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James and Ben Mendelsohn. The four new promos are character posters for the movie, featuring the likes of Oldman, Scott Thomas, James and co-star Stephen Dillane. You can check out the new Darkest Hour posters below.

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals,
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Darkest Hour gets a series of character posters

With just a month to go until it arrives in Us cinemas, five character posters have been released for the upcoming biographical drama Darkest Hour featuring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, Kristin Scott Thomas as Clementine Churchill, Ben Mendelsohn as King George VI, Lily James as Elizabeth Layton, and Stephen Dillane as Viscount Halifax; check them out here…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Darkest Hour here

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the
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‘The Simpsons’: ’Game of Thrones’ to ‘Lord of the Rings,’ Every Fantasy Reference in the Packed Premiere

‘The Simpsons’: ’Game of Thrones’ to ‘Lord of the Rings,’ Every Fantasy Reference in the Packed Premiere
Even though “Game of Thrones” fans are in for a very long hiatus before its final season, “The Simpsons” filled the void by paying homage to HBO’s fantasy epic on Sunday night. The animated series’ Season 29 premiere is set in an alternate world called “The Serfsons,” in which fantasy references abound from popular TV shows, movies, novels, video games, and RPGs.

First, it’s important to make the distinction between any general Medieval or fantasy reference and an actual homage to actual properties like “Lord of the Rings” or “Game of Thrones.” Even though J.R.R. Tolkien is accepted as the father of modern fantasy (high fantasy specifically), he did not invent the genre, and therefore many hallmarks of the genre – such as flying fire-breathing dragons – seen in the episode are not credited to any particular source.
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‘The Simpsons’: ’Game of Thrones’ to ‘Lord of the Rings,’ Every Fantasy Reference in the Packed Premiere

‘The Simpsons’: ’Game of Thrones’ to ‘Lord of the Rings,’ Every Fantasy Reference in the Packed Premiere
Even though “Game of Thrones” fans are in for a very long hiatus before its final season, “The Simpsons” filled the void by paying homage to HBO’s fantasy epic on Sunday night. The animated series’ Season 29 premiere is set in an alternate world called “The Serfsons,” in which fantasy references abound from popular TV shows, movies, novels, video games, and RPGs.

First, it’s important to make the distinction between any general Medieval or fantasy reference and an actual homage to actual properties like “Lord of the Rings” or “Game of Thrones.” Even though J.R.R. Tolkien is accepted as the father of modern fantasy (high fantasy specifically), he did not invent the genre, and therefore many hallmarks of the genre – such as flying fire-breathing dragons – seen in the episode are not credited to any particular source.

Read More:The 20 Best Animated TV Shows of the 21st Century, Ranked

To the best of IndieWire’s knowledge,
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World War II drama Darkest Hour gets two new trailers

Following yesterday’s poster [take a look here], two new trailers have now arrived online for director Joe Wright’s upcoming biographical drama Darkest Hour which stars Gary Oldman as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill; watch them below…

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds. Directed by Joe Wright, Darkest Hour is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which
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Gary Oldman Commands as Churchill in Second 'Darkest Hour' Trailer

"You have the full weight of the world on your shoulders." Focus Features has debuted the second trailer for Joe Wright's Darkest Hour, the second film this year about Winston Churchill (the other one is called Churchill starring Brian Cox). This film already played at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals to some rave reviews, especially for the lead performance by Gary Oldman under heavy prosthetic as Winston Churchill. The focus in this film is on Churchill's first few days as Prime Minister, deciding whether or not to agree to a peace treaty with Nazi Germany or fight back and rally the troops waiting in Dunkirk. The cast includes Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Stephen Dillane, Kristin Scott Thomas, Charley Palmer Rothwell, Ronald Pickup, Nicholas Jones, Hannah Steele, and Jeremy Child. This is a slick trailer that ratchets up the intensity and shows how powerful Oldman is as Churchill.
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Watch The Brand New Trailer For ‘Darkest Hour’

Universal Pictures has unleashed the brand new trailer for the upcoming true story Darkest Hour, which stars Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill. The new trailer comes following the debut of the three new one-sheet posters that appeared online just yesterday.

Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (BAFTA-Award® winner Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation.

As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a sceptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, and Ben Mendelsohn

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