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Catch Lily James In First Trailer For ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’

The first trailer for the upcoming British film The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society from director Mike Newell and starring Lily James, has arrived. The film, based on the book of the same name by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, arrives in cinemas on APril 20th, 2018.

Lily James plays free-spirited journalist Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.

>Directed by Mike Newell, the film also stars Glen Powell (Everybody Wants Some, Hidden Figures), Matthew Goode (The Imitation Game, Downton Abbey), Jessica Brown Findlay (Victor Frankenstein, Downton Abbey) and Katherine Parkinson (The It Crowd, The Boat That Rocked) with Tom Courtenay (45 Years, Doctor Zhivago) and Penelope Wilton (The Bfg, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel).

Catch the first trailer below.
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Banish blockbusters, say older UK cinemagoers

Imelda Staunton, star of new film Finding Your Feet, claims that ageing audiences want real characters, not violence and special effects

Ageing cinema audiences want to watch films with intelligent dialogue that deal with real people, according to Imelda Staunton. Yet they are let down by a male-dominated industry that makes “terrible” blockbusters fuelled by violence and special effects.

The Oscar-nominated actress stars in a new heart-warming romantic comedy called Finding Your Feet, whose cast includes Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall, David Hayman and Joanna Lumley. The makers hope the movie will tap into the success of “grey pound” films such as 2011’s The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which made more than £100m.
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Cher gets the party started in new Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again TV spot

Following a poster and international trailer [check them out here], a new TV spot for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again debuted during Sunday’s Grammys, giving us another look at the upcoming musical sequel; take a look at the TV spot here…

As the film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present, James will play the role of Young Donna. Filling the roles of Young Rosie and Young Tanya are Alexa Davies (A Brilliant Young Mind) and Jessica Keenan Wynn (Broadway’s Beautiful). Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), while Young Bill is Josh Dylan (Allied) and Young Harry is Hugh Skinner (Kill Your Friends).

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is set for release on July 20th and sees Ol Parker (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) directing returning stars Meryl Streep, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Amanda Seyfried,
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New poster and trailer for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Universal Pictures has revealed a new international poster and trailer for the upcoming musical comedy sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again; check them out here…

As the film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present, James will play the role of Young Donna. Filling the roles of Young Rosie and Young Tanya are Alexa Davies (A Brilliant Young Mind) and Jessica Keenan Wynn (Broadway’s Beautiful). Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), while Young Bill is Josh Dylan (Allied) and Young Harry is Hugh Skinner (Kill Your Friends).

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is set for release on July 20th and sees Ol Parker (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) directing returning stars Meryl Streep, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Amanda Seyfried, Dominic Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard, and Colin Firth and new additions Lily James,
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Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Spall Set for ‘Mrs. Lowry & Son’

Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Spall Set for ‘Mrs. Lowry & Son’
Leading British actors Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave will head the cast of “Mrs. Lowry & Son.” The film examines the relationship between early 20th century British painter L.S. Lowry and his mother, Elizabeth.

To be directed by Adrain Noble, former head of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the film will shoot from mid-January in Greater Manchester and London. Production is by Geniuses Pictures in association with Moya Productions and Ipg Media in Australia. International sales are being handled by Robbie Little for The Little Film Company.

Known for his unique depictions of the industrial northwest of England, Lowry lived all his life with an overbearing, bedridden and depressed mother. He spent his days as a rent collector and his evenings at art classes, undeterred by his antagonistic mother’s criticism.

The screenplay is by Martyn Hesford (“Fantabulosa!”), adapted from his stage play of the same name. The producer is Debbie Gray (“Northern Soul,” “Maxine Peak as Hamlet,
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'Game Of Thrones' actor, Nik Powell among screen industry honoured by Queen

Actors, producer and former Pact head of diversity among those honoured.

Source: Paul Grover

Nik Powell

Game Of Thrones actor James Cosmo and former producer and Nfts director Nik Powell were among screen industry professionals awarded titles in the Queen’s 2018 New Year’s Honours list.

Veteran Scottish actor Cosmo, known for playing Jeor Mormont in Game of Thrones and films including Braveheart, Trainspotting and Highlander, was honoured with an MBE.

Powell, who received an OBE, stepped down from his position as director of the National Film and Television School in 2017 after 14 years in the role. In the early 1970s he set up Virgin Records with Richard Branson and in 1982 he partnered with fellow-producer Stephen Woolley to form the Palace companies, where he served as executive producer on titles including Company Of Wolves, Mona Lisa, Scandal and The Crying Game. He went on to produce films such as Backbeat, The Neon Bible,
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'Game Of Thrones' actor, Nik Powell among screen industry honoured by Queen

Actors, producer and former Pact head of diversity among those honoured.

Source: Paul Grover

Nik Powell

Game Of Thrones actor James Cosmo and former producer and Nfts director Nik Powell were among screen industry professionals awarded titles in the Queen’s 2018 New Year’s Honours list.

Veteran Scottish actor Cosmo, known for playing Jeor Mormont in Game of Thrones and films including Braveheart, Trainspotting and Highlander, was honoured with an MBE.

Powell, who received an OBE, stepped down from his position as director of the National Film and Television School in 2017 after 14 years in the role. In the early 1970s he set up Virgin Records with Richard Branson and in 1982 he partnered with fellow-producer Stephen Woolley to form the Palace companies, where he served as executive producer on titles including Company Of Wolves, Mona Lisa, Scandal and The Crying Game. He went on to produce films such as Backbeat, The Neon Bible, Last Orders and [link=tt
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Judi Dench Could Nab an Oscar Nod for Playing Queen Victoria, Again: Career Watch

Judi Dench Could Nab an Oscar Nod for Playing Queen Victoria, Again: Career Watch
In this edition of Career Watch we take on Judi Dench, who at 83 is a full-on movie star and could earn her eighth Oscar nomination for the title role in Stephen Frears’ “Victoria & Abdul.”

Bottom Line: Dame Judi Dench far prefers theater (it offers more control than director-centric moviemaking), but she’s also a marquee draw in TV and movies. She’s always stellar no matter the material (see: “The Chronicles of Reddick”), and she’s a real draw for (older) moviegoers, from two-hander “Notes on a Scandal” opposite Cate Blanchett to Dench’s other franchise, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”

Career Peaks: Forty years after her stage debut as Ophelia at the Old Vic, Dench broke out in 1997 in “Mrs Brown” as Queen Victoria, earning her first Oscar nomination. (She notoriously claimed that she had Harvey Weinstein’s name “tattooed on my bum, which I hadn’t. I
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Judi Dench Could Nab an Oscar Nod for Playing Queen Victoria, Again: Career Watch

Judi Dench Could Nab an Oscar Nod for Playing Queen Victoria, Again: Career Watch
In this edition of Career Watch we take on Judi Dench, who at 83 is a full-on movie star and could earn her eighth Oscar nomination for the title role in Stephen Frears’ “Victoria & Abdul.”

Bottom Line: Dame Judi Dench far prefers theater (it offers more control than director-centric moviemaking), but she’s also a marquee draw in TV and movies. She’s always stellar no matter the material (see: “The Chronicles of Reddick”), and she’s a real draw for (older) moviegoers, from two-hander “Notes on a Scandal” opposite Cate Blanchett to Dench’s other franchise, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”

Career Peaks: Forty years after her stage debut as Ophelia at the Old Vic, Dench broke out in 1997 in “Mrs Brown” as Queen Victoria, earning her first Oscar nomination. (She notoriously claimed that she had Harvey Weinstein’s name “tattooed on my bum, which I hadn’t. I
See full article at Indiewire »

Trailer Watch: Lily James Plays a Young Meryl Streep in “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”

“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”

It’s time to head back to Kalokairi, and all the singing, dancing, and stunning scenery that made audiences fall in love with the Greek island in “Mamma Mia!” A trailer for the 2008 film’s sequel has dropped, and it sees Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) returning to the island she planned to get married on. This time around, she’s pregnant.

While Sophie originally sought to discover the identity of her father, the first film concluded with her getting three dads after it was mutually decided not to pursue a paternity test. Sadly, Sophie is returning to Kalokairi and preparing for motherhood without her own mother, Donna (Meryl Streep), by her side in “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.” Donna has died sometime between the events of the first film and this one.

“I’m pregnant but I don’t know how to do it by myself,
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Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! First Trailer Is Finally Here

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! First Trailer Is Finally Here
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme — more Mamma Mia!

The first full-length trailer for Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! dropped Thursday morning, giving fans a look at the highly-anticipated sequel.

In the trailer, a pregnant Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) calls on the help of her mother’s friends and former bandmates Tanya and Rosie.

“Your mother was the bravest person we ever knew,” says Rosie. “Let me tell you how she did it, all on her own.”

From there, the trailer begins to tell the story of a young Donna.

Lily James stars as the matriarch last portrayed on the big screen by
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‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ First Trailer: Meryl Streep and Co. Can’t Stop Belting Abba

It turns out “Mamma Mia!” is not the only definitive Abba musical. After the box office success of the 2008 movie adaptation, Universal Pictures got the band back together for an unexpected sequel, “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.” The first footage has arrived in the teaser trailer below, reuniting the original film’s cast with newcomers Lily James, Alexa Davies, Jeremy Irvine, and more.

Read More:‘The Post’ First Reactions Praise Meryl Streep’s ‘Astounding’ and ‘Best Performance in Ages’

“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” once again stars Meryl Streep as owner of the hotel Villa Bella Donna. James is playing the younger version of Donna, which means the movie will act as both a prequel and sequel of sorts to the 2008 original. “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” screenwriter Ol Parker replaces Phyllida Lloyd in the director’s chair.

Universal Pictures will open “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again gets a poster and first look featurette

With the first trailer for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again set to arrive tomorrow, Universal Pictures has released a new poster and “It’s a Wrap’ featurette for the upcoming sequel to the 2008 smash hit musical comedy; check them out here…

As the film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present, James will play the role of Young Donna. Filling the roles of Young Rosie and Young Tanya are Alexa Davies (A Brilliant Young Mind) and Jessica Keenan Wynn (Broadway’s Beautiful). Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), while Young Bill is Josh Dylan (Allied) and Young Harry is Hugh Skinner (Kill Your Friends).

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is set for release on July 20th and sees Ol Parker (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) directing returning stars Meryl Streep, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski,
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Win ‘The Limehouse Golum’ On Blu-ray

The tradition of serving up gothic terror at Christmas dates back to the 1800s and this year sees acclaimed chiller, The Limehouse Golem, enter the fray, arriving on digital platforms on Christmas Day and on Blu-ray and DVD on Boxing Day courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment UK. To celebrate the release, we have three copies of the film to give away on Blu-ray.

Set on the unforgiving, squalid streets of Victorian London in 1880, our tale begins in the baroque, grandiose music hall where the capital’s most renowned performer Dan Leno (Douglas BoothPride And Prejudice And Zombies, The Riot Club) takes to the stage. The whimsical thespian performs a monologue, informing his dedicated audience of the ghastly fate of a young woman who had once adorned this very stage, his dear friend Elizabeth Cree (Olivia Cooke – TV’s The Secret Of Crickley Hall, The Quiet Ones, Ready Player One
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The Real Marigold on Tour review – Miriam Margolyes and co put the wind up the locals

Retirement-age British celebrities squabble and complain in China where they see how the foreigners live through this stage of life

First there was a movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, about a bunch of British old folk retiring to India. It inspired a reality TV show, The Real Marigold Hotel, in which famous British old folk were sent to India to see what it would really be like to retire there. Now there is an offshoot of that, The Real Marigold on Tour (BBC One) in which cast members from earlier series are sent off to various countries to see what growing old is like there. Starting with China, specifically the city of Chengdu.

There are just the four of them here. Well, I suppose that happens in real retirement homes – friends disappear. They seem to be pleased to see each other at the airport: hello darling, mwah mwah. No kissing for Bobby George,
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

The Mercy: first trailer for Colin Firth & Rachel Weisz's latest

Simon Brew Nov 17, 2017

From the director of The Theory Of Everything comes The Mercy. Here's the first trailer...

Heading into UK cinemas on February 9th 2018 is The Mercy, the new film from The Theory Of Everything director James Marsh. Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz headline this one, and we've got the first trailer and an official synopsis to bring to you.

We'd best get down to work, then. Trailer first...

And here's the synopsis...

Following his Academy Award® winning film The Theory of Everything, James Marsh directs the incredible true story of Donald Crowhurst (Colin Firth, The King’s Speech, Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Railway Man), an amateur sailor who competed in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in the hope of becoming the first person in history to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe without stopping. With an unfinished boat and his business and house on the line, Donald leaves his wife,
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Watch The First Trailer For ‘The Mercy’, Starring Colin Firth & Rachel Weisz

Studiocanal has released the very first trailer for the upcoming The Mercy, which will roll into cinemas next year.

Following his Academy Award® winning film The Theory of Everything, James Marsh directs the incredible true story of Donald Crowhurst (Colin Firth, The King’s Speech, Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Railway Man), an amateur sailor who competed in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in the hope of becoming the first person in history to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe without stopping. With an unfinished boat and his business and house on the line, Donald leaves his wife, Clare (Rachel Weitz, The Light Between Oceans, The Lobster) and their children behind, hesitantly embarking on an adventure on his boat the Teignmouth Electron.

Co-starring David Thewlis (Anomalisa, The Theory of Everything) and Ken Stott (‘War & Peace’, The Hobbit), and produced by Blueprint Pictures (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, In Bruges), the story
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Annette Bening, Bill Nighy to Star in Family Drama ‘Hope Gap’

Annette Bening, Bill Nighy to Star in Family Drama ‘Hope Gap’
Annette Bening and Bill Nighy will star in the independent family drama “Hope Gap,” with William Nicholson directing from his own script.

Protagonist Pictures is handling international sales with North American sales co-repped by CAA and Protagonist. Protagonist and CAA will introduce “Hope Gap” to buyers at the American Film Market, which opens Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif. Principal photography is set to begin in the summer.

Bening and Nighy will portray a couple married for 29 years. The story follows their son’s weekend visit to their seaside home, when Nighy’s character informs him that he plans to leave his wife the following day. “Hope Gap” tracks the unravelling of three lives, through stages of shock, disbelief, and anger, to a resolution.

“Ever since ‘Shadowlands,’ I’ve been obsessed by the collision of love and pain: ‘Hope Gap’ is the most intense, most painful, and most loving story I’ve ever told. I’m so proud
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Cher joins the cast of Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!

A few days ago music superstar Cher took to social media to tease an appearance in the upcoming sequel Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!, and now her casting has been confirmed by Variety. Here’s the original tweet that Cher shared…

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Cher (@cher) October 15, 2017

Cher’s role in the film is being kept under wraps, but it will mark the Oscar winner’s first big screen appearance since 2010’s Burlesque. Her only other credits since the turn of the millennium include a voice role in 2011’s Zookeeper, and an appearance as herself in the 2003 comedy Stuck on You.

Filming on the Mamma Mia sequel got underway last month, with Ol Parker (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) directing returning stars Meryl Streep, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Amanda Seyfried, Dominic Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard and Colin Firth and new additions Lily James Alexa Davies, Jessica Keenan Wynn,
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Cher Joins Mamma Mia 2

The Universal Pictures sequel Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again has been filming since late August, but it's never too late to add an iconic new cast member. A report reveals that showbiz icon Cher has joined the cast, although no details about her character have been revealed. The actress/singer hinted about starring in the Mamma Mia sequel in a cryptic tweet over the weekend, and now her casting has been confirmed.

Unfortunately, no details were given about the character Cher will be playing, but this this will mark her first live-action movie role in seven years, since 2010's Burlesque, where she starred alongside Christina Aguilera, Stanley Tucci, Kristen Bell and Alan Cumming. She also provided the voice of Janet the Lioness in the 2011 Kevin James comedy Zookeeper, and, most recently, voiced a character called Chercophonie on the Netflix animated TV series Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh. Regardless of who she's playing,
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