Among the many small pleasures of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival are the trailers featuring recent recipients of the main award, the Crystal Globe For Artistic Contribution to World Cinema — this may be the only award that is easier to say in Czech— including Helen Mirren, Jude Law, Harvey Keitel, Miloš Forman, John Malkovich, Andy Garcia, Jiří Menzel and Czech actress Věra Chytilová. The trailers gently spoof the prizewinner interacting with the physical award itself, a solid glass globe held aloft by a golden female figure. The best of them has the now elderly Chytilová trying to put a smashed globe back together with scotch tape, then eyeing her little coffee-table Frankenstein while blowing her nose loudly. I’m not sure I get the specific joke, but it’s funny anyway. This year’s trailer features last year’s winner, Mel Gibson, and plays on the actor’s reputation for, »
- Tom Christie
The Wolf of Royal Vineyard Street, "an autobiographical story about the director’s experience at Cannes in 1968, the year the festival was curtailed, and his subsequent experience during the Prague Spring," reports Screen's Andreas Wiseman. At Little White Lies, Paolo Sorrentino talks about The Young Pope, his HBO series starring Jude Law. Snowtown director Justin Kurzel and screenwriter Shaun Grant are adapting Peter Carey’s award-winning novel The True History of the Kelly Gang. Melissa Leo will star opposite Bryan Cranston in All the Way b, HBO’s adaptation of the Robert Schenkkan's Tony-winning play about Lbj. And Angelina Jolie is planning to make a biopic about Catherine the Great. » - David Hudson »
Baxter, who began his career at Focus Features and Upi before joining Protagonist Pictures (where he spent six years), will work closely with Riverstone co-founders Nik Bower and Deepak Nayar to grow the company’s slate of features and third party pictures that it will finance.
Bower said: “Jeremy is an exceptionally talented executive and a rare all-rounder. He is highly regarded throughout the industry and brings with him a combination of deep talent relationships and excellent commercial taste. We are delighted to welcome him to the team.”
Founded in October 2014, Riverstone Pictures is backed by Reliance Entertainment and Ingenious Media.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...
Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.
Without further ado...
23 Jump Street
Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »
Clarke was nominated for a 2013 Emmy for 'Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series' in "Game Of Thrones"...
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- Michael Stevens
Great comedic actor, big action star, and now the leading man in the film with the highest-grossing opening weekend of all-time; is there anything Chris Pratt can’t do? Apparently not, especially after this video in which the Jurassic World star (or as we know and love him here at TVOvermind, Parks and Rec‘s Andy Dweyer) does a British accent on The Graham Norton Show (to promote the film), and it’s actually pretty terrific. And we’re not the only ones who think so; Pratt also got the approval of Norton, Jude Law, and those in the audience. However, the accent that Chris Pratt does isn’t a traditional, London accent, one that American actors attempt to recreate when the play English characters. Instead, he tries his best to capture an Essex accent, inspired by the cast of The Only Way Is Essex (called Towie in England), a »
- Chris King
The Grace of Monaco actress appears in the biopic as the real-life explorer and political attaché, who played a major role in Middle Eastern politics during the early 20th century.
In the first trailer, Gertrude is seen yearning to escape from the day-to-day formalities of British high society, and is posted to Tehran.
Franco replaced Jude Law, who was previously cast as army officer and politician Henry Cadogan but dropped out following scheduling conflicts.
Twilight star Robert Pattinson also stars in the movie as Te Lawrence.
Naomi Watts was originally attached to star in the project.
No UK release date for Queen of the Desert has been announced, but it will open in Us cinemas in »
Paul Feig’s Spy is now in theaters. As I’ve said many times before, I think Spy is great and is an extremely funny movie that’s definitely worth your time and money. The potential franchise-starter features Melissa McCarthy as Susan Cooper, a CIA analyst who goes into the field for the very first time after her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid. Loaded with an all-star cast (Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, Peter Serafinowicz, and Morena Baccarin), one of the main reasons Spy is so great is that each supporting character has a moment to shine, and Statham completely knocks it out of the park in his first big studio comedy. For more on Spy, read Perri’s review or watch the trailers. At the L.A. press day I landed an exclusive video interview with Melissa McCarthy and Jason Statham. They »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
20th Century Fox is excited to announce that their hilarious new comedy, Spy, is currently Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. In honor of opening day, 20th Century Fox is debuting a new mondo poster and some fun gifs. Download all the new images below and be sure to check out Spy in theaters now! Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster. Spy Official Socials Site: http://spy-themovie.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpyMovie Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpyTheMovie Google+: plus.google.com/+SpyMovie/ Tumblr: http://spymovie.tumblr.com Official Hashtag: #SpyMovie »
David Beckham has landed a role in Guy Ritchie's 'Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur'. The retired soccer star has reportedly signed up for a part in his pal's latest film, a Middle Ages epic starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana and Poppy Delevingne, and will be joining the cast in donning medieval attire. A source shared: ''There's going to be a version of the scene where Excalibur gets drawn from the stone. This is where Beckham factors in.'' The 40-year-old star - who played for England as well as the clubs Manchester United, Real Madrid and La Galaxy during his successful career as a footballer - is unofficially credited on film database imdb.com as playing ''Blackleg leader'' in the movie, which began filming this week. And according to the website FilmDivider.com, ''some football puns'' were written into David's scene. They added: ''There's »
Did you know that June 12 every year is Superman Day? We're not sure how this particular day came to be dedicated to the Man of Steel, especially since he seems omnipresent in our lives every day. A pop cultural mainstay since 1938, the Krypton-born hero never seems far away, especially in the movies.
Yet while it seems every boy has dreamed of putting on the red cape and flying, the character has been remarkably hard to cast in movies. For every Christopher Reeve, Brandon Routh or Henry Cavill who said yes, many more have said no. Here are 15 potential Kal-El's that never came to be.
"Yo, Lois!" After the success of "Rocky," it's no wonder that "Superman: The Movie" producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind considered Stallone to play the Last Son of Krypton. Reportedly, he was deemed too ethnic for the part, though other sources have said that Marlon Brando »
- Gary Susman
The retired soccer star has reportedly signed up for a part in his pal’s latest film, a Middle Ages epic starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana and Poppy Delevingne, and will be joining the cast in donning medieval attire.
A source shared: “There’s going to be a version of the scene where Excalibur gets drawn from the stone. This is where Beckham factors in.”
The 40-year-old star – who played for England as well as the clubs Manchester United, Real Madrid and La Galaxy during his successful career as a footballer – is unofficially credited on film database imdb.com as playing “Blackleg leader” in the movie, »
- Paul Heath
Directed by Paul Feig.
A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.
For their third collaboration, Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy have inverted the spy action movie genre with a surprisingly entertaining comedy. Following wallflower desk agent Susan (McCarthy) as she goes undercover to find a deadly arms dealer (Byrne); the jokes come thick and fast and those who enjoy a fish out of water comedy will find the film entertaining.
Unlike her previous outings, McCarthy isn’t as brash and in your face as her previous outings and the film is all the better for it. Whilst McCarthy seems to have a marmite effect on people, she is on point and hilarious in this film and many »
- Helen Murdoch
The film will now open theatrically on September 4 across the UK.
Portman plays the titular Jane, a young mother living in a secluded ranch on the vast New Mexico prairie.
When her family’s life is threatened by a conniving gang of outlaws led by the nefarious John Bishop (Ewan McGregor), Jane is forced to seek help from her former fiancé (Joel Edgerton), now a gunslinger.
Sequestered at her ranch with a limited stockpile of weapons and supplies, they await the epic showdown with the Bishops, whilst a tense romantic triangle unfolds inside.
Gavin O’Connor directs the Western after replacing the UK’s Lynne Ramsay, who walked out on the first day of shooting.
The film had previously been set to star, at various »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Brooklyn Beckham is making a name for himself in the fashion world! David Beckham and Victoria Beckham's 16-year-old son landed his second magazine cover ever with Rollacoaster. The U.K. publication features the trendy teen star wearing Polo Ralph Lauren on its Issue 16 cover. In the accompanying spread, Brooklyn also models looks designed by Calvin Klein and Coach. Brooklyn posed for London-based photographer James White, who's shot David and many other A-list stars, including Emily Blunt, Patrick Dempsey, Cameron Diaz, Jimmy Fallon, Colin Farrell, Megan Fox, Jake Gyllenhaal, Angelina Jolie, Jude Law, Robert Pattinson, Natalie Portman and Charlize Theron. Last year, Brooklyn was featured on the »
Apparently, the new King Arthur film has a special cameo performance by David Beckham...
Okay, we never saw this one coming. Guy Ritchie is currently in the midst of shooting the first of up to six planned new King Arthur movies. Knights Of The Round Table stars Charlie Hunnam, Eric Bana, Jude Law and Annabelle Wallis, and Joby Harold has penned the screenplay.
And now? We, er, learn that David Beckham has joined the cast.
According to Film Divider, whose hit rate on breaking stories is genuinely remarkably high, Beckham has been cast in a cameo role in Knights Of The Round Table. As the site reports, "as the film tells a King Arthur origin story, there’s going to be a version of the scene where Excalibur gets drawn from the stone. This is where Beckham factors in".
Apparently, football puns have been duly written into the movie.
Despite its attempt to subvert the spy genre via the antics of Melissa McCarthy set against a panoply of glamorous international backdrops, Spy (2015) has more in common with Mean Girls than Austin Powers. The film confuses missplaced female empowerment with luxury consumerism and pettily competitive comaraderie, further distracted by gross body humour and contrived plotting. It plays like a high school misfit's rather toothless wish-fulfilment fantasy masquerading as a modern quasi-feminist odyssey. When she isn't busy baking cakes for her CIA colleagues, good naturedly rotund Susan (McCarthy) serves golden-boy agent Fine (Jude Law) as his overeager Girl Friday, maid, and caddie.
- CineVue UK
The film, originally released in May 1980, is being shown by the immersive movie theatre company until September 2 after starting screenings last week (June 4).
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Four days of showings took £304,115, enough to see the movie re-enter the chart at number eight.
The UK box office top 10 in full:
1. (-) Spy - £2,557,824
2. (1) San Andreas - £1,794,747
3. (-) Insidious: Chapter 3 »
I wonder how many excellent movies we’ve been cheated out of by Melissa McCarthy’s commitment to Mike & Molly. I understand the appeal of a regular paycheck and the success of the show has led to McCarty being the highest paid actress in Hollywood but Spy is such a good movie and couldn’t she be doing two or three of these per year instead of one and a season of bad television? Spy is the funniest movie I’ve seen in years and it isn’t close. I laughed so often and so hard I’m sure that I laughed over important dialogue and even other jokes. It’s the kind of movie that can shift the paradigm of movie comedy in the way the Judd Apatow movies of the early 2000s did and it can even be the movie you throw in your idiot friend’s face »
- Arthur Tebbel
Spy has topped the UK box office with takings of £2.6m.
Avengers: Age of Ultron drops to six in its seventh week of release with £341,491.
Elsewhere, Bollywood release Dil Dhadakne Do is a new entry at eight with takings of £310,941.
The UK box office top 10 in full:
1. (-) Spy - £2,557,824
2. (1) San Andreas - £1,794,747
3. (-) Insidious: Chapter 3 - £1,440,299
4. (3) Mad Max: Fury Road - £804,148
5. (2) Pitch Perfect 2 - £743,903
6. (5) Avengers: Age of Ultron - £341,491
7. (4) Tomorrowland: A World Beyond - £310,941
8. (-) Dil Dhadakne Do - £212,719
9. (7) Man Up - £141,170
10. (6) Poltergeist - £132,006
Source: Rentrak »
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