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Helena Bonham Carter Receives Queen's Honors

31 December 2011 8:55 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Helena Bonham Carter may not have nabbed an Oscar in 2011, but the Academy Award-nominated actress will be bringing home an honor of a different sort in 2012, courtesy of the Queen.  The King's Speech star, who portrayed Queen Elizabeth in the Oscar-winning biopic (and went on to receive an Oscar nomination for the role herself), was awarded with a Cbe (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen's New Year Honors list, published Saturday, according to the Hollywood Reporter.  Bonham Carter was among an elite group of entertainment industry professionals who received the coveted Cbe honor, along with comedian Ronnie Corbett, Australian entertainer and writer Clive James, Who Wants to »

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Helena Bonham Carter Among Big Names on Britain’s New Year Honors List

31 December 2011 1:14 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

London – Helena Bonham Carter is among the high-profile names from the entertainment world to garner a plaudit in the Queen’s New Year Honors list, published Dec. 31. Bonham Carter, who portrayed Queen Elizabeth in The King’s Speech, has been made a Cbe in the list. Also honored with a Cbe is comedian Ronnie Corbett and the Australian born entertainer and writer Clive James. Television presenter Lorraine Kelly and Sky News war reporter Alex Crawford, both working on the small screen in very different circumstances, are made OBEs. Peter Bazalgette, the veteran television executive who brought Big Brother to

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- Stuart Kemp

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Helena Bonham Carter, Ronnie Corbett head New Year Honours 2012 list

30 December 2011 4:28 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Helena Bonham Carter, Ronnie Corbett and Lorraine Kelly have all been recognised in the New Year Honours list. The King's Speech actress and the Two Ronnies comedian - as was previously reported - have been awarded CBEs for services to drama and entertainment respectively, while the Lorraine presenter has become an OBE for services to charity and the armed forces. Bonham Carter said that she would accept the honour in memory of her father Raymond, who was left severely disabled after a routine operation went wrong. "I always thought my father deserved a medal for facing 25 years of chronic disability with quiet daily heroism so I am delighted to accept such a wonderful honour in his memory," the star said. Meanwhile, Kelly commented: "I consider myself very lucky to be able to help some amazing charities who really make a (more) »

- By Christian Tobin

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New Year honours recognise successes in poetry, prose – and reality TV

30 December 2011 4:07 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Those honoured in arts include 'the finest living English poet', novelists, actors and the man behind the Big Brother format

The arts awards in the honours list have a distinctly literary feel, with the poet Geoffrey Hill, elected last year as Oxford's professor of poetry – a post uniquely voted for by the university's alumni, given a knighthood, the novelist Penelope Lively made a dame, and the novelist Rachel Billington and the writer Clive James awarded CBEs.

Hill, 79, who had an academic career, has been described as the finest living English poet. He previously said: "Difficult poetry is the most democratic because you are doing your audience the honour of supposing they are intelligent human beings. So much of the popular poetry of today treats people as if they were fools."

Should he and Peter Bazalgette, the independent TV producer credited with popularising the Big Brother reality show format, be knighted »

- Stephen Bates

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New Year honours recognise successes in poetry, prose – and reality TV

30 December 2011 4:07 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Those honoured in arts include 'the finest living English poet', novelists, actors and the man behind the Big Brother format

The arts awards in the honours list have a distinctly literary feel, with the poet Geoffrey Hill, elected last year as Oxford's professor of poetry – a post uniquely voted for by the university's alumni, given a knighthood, the novelist Penelope Lively made a dame, and the novelist Rachel Billington and the writer Clive James awarded CBEs.

Hill, 79, who had an academic career, has been described as the finest living English poet. He previously said: "Difficult poetry is the most democratic because you are doing your audience the honour of supposing they are intelligent human beings. So much of the popular poetry of today treats people as if they were fools."

Should he and Peter Bazalgette, the independent TV producer credited with popularising the Big Brother reality show format, be knighted »

- Stephen Bates

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Bonham Carter To Receive Cbe Honour

30 December 2011 4:06 PM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Oscar-nominated actress Helena Bonham Carter has been awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire medal (Cbe) in Queen Elizabeth II's New Year's Honours list.

The Brit, who portrayed the Queen's mother in The King's Speech, has been recognised for her career achievements and will be presented with the accolade during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London next year.

TV mogul Peter Bazalgette, the producer credited with turning reality show Big Brother into an international phenomenon, is to receive a knighthood, while author Penelope Lively, who won the Booker Prize for 1987's Moon Tiger, will be made a Dame, according to Reuters.

Veteran British comedian Ronnie Corbett will be feted with a Cbe, while golfers Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke are to pick up Member of the British Empire (MBE) and Officer of the British Empire (OBE), respectively.

The annual New Year's Honours list acknowledges the public service of British and Commonwealth citizens in a variety of fields including entertainment, industry and government. »

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Tmp's Prelude to 2012—Part 3: The Avengers, Battleship, Prometheus, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and More

30 December 2011 6:01 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Summer 2012 is nowhere near as massive as Summer 2011.  But you know, that may be a blessing in disguise.  Summer 2012 still has more than its fair share of films to look forward to, and the big ones are especially noteworthy.  How can a summer with The Avengers, Prometheus, and The Dark Knight Rises Possibly go wrong?  Well, it can't.  So, even though Summer 2012 isn't as over-packed as Summer 2011 one, there's still plenty for film fans to salivate over.  So without further ado, let's get started!  Part Three of Tmp's Prelude to 2012 begins right now!

Summer 2012 is certainly kicking off with a bang.  Releasing everywhere on May 4 is The Avengers, the long awaited superhero film putting all our favorite Marvel characters (minus Spider-Man, Wolverine, Daredevil, and all the ones you Really like) into one team.  The build up for The Avengers has been intense, with over four years and five films of investment, »

- TheCritic28@gmail.com (Matthew Legarreta)

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Clothes on Film’s 2011 Costume Design Round Up

27 December 2011 4:27 PM, PST | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

By no means intended as an exhaustive list, Clothes on Film ponder an overview of 2011 in costume. Concentrating on mainstream fare that those outside of big cities are likely to have seen, we consider which costumes delighted, surprised and best of all, enlightened us. Expect to spot Drive, Melancholia and Hugo on this list somewhere.

Costume encompasses every item of clothing worn on film. By strict definition costume is not ‘wardrobe’; wardrobe is what Oprah Winfrey wore on her talk show. While at Clothes on Film we embrace all forms of costume, we do have a slight bias for contemporary, although only because it is often underrepresented in the face of (admittedly dazzling) period or fantasy wear. This roundup will comprise both period and contemporary, but »

- Chris Laverty

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Warner Bros. Pictures 2012 Preview Includes Descriptions & HD Images Of The Dark Knight Rises, Argo, The Gangster Squad, The Hobbit & The Great Gatsby

26 December 2011 12:25 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Christian Bale as Batman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action thriller The Dark Knight Rises, a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Tm and © DC Comics Photo by Ron Phillips

Just in time for the new year, Warner Bros. has released their slate of films scheduled from January 2012 through December 2012. Some noticeables on the list include Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, Wrath Of The Titans, The Gangster Squad, Ben Affleck’s Argo, The Untitled Jay Roach Comedy on August 10th, Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. Below are a few new images, along with descriptions and trailers. From the lineup below, appears that Warner Bros. will be box office champs by year end.

Joyful Noise

(L-r) Dolly Parton as G.G. Sparrow and Queen Latifah as Vi Rose Hill in Alcon Entertainment’s “Joyful Noise, »

- Michelle McCue

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Warner Bros. Pictures 2012 Release Schedule Preview

26 December 2011 9:52 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has released their release schedule preview for 2012, which includes movies hitting between January and December of this coming New Year. These movies include Joyful Noise, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Project X, Wrath of the Titans, Bullet to the Head, The Lucky One, Dark Shadows, Rock of Ages, Jack the Giant Killer, Magic Mike, The Dark Knight Rises, Untitled Jay Roach Comedy (aka Dog Fight), The Apparition, Argo, The Gangster Squad, Gravity, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and The Great Gatsby.

Joyful Noise - January 13

Joyful Noise is a funny and inspirational story of music, hope, love and renewal. The small town of Pacashau, Georgia, has fallen on hard times, but the people are counting on the Divinity Church Choir to lift their spirits by winning the National Joyful Noise Competition. The choir has always known how to sing in harmony, but »

- MovieWeb

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Next Factor: 'War Horse' Star Jeremy Irvine

26 December 2011 7:00 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Just before Steven Spielberg took a chance on Jeremy Irvine to star in "War Horse," Jeremy Irvine was appearing in the chorus of the Royal Shakespeare Company, as a tree. Despite his lack of feature-film experience, Irvine impressed Spielberg during auditions for this epic adaptation of both a bestselling children's book and an award-winning Broadway show. The film depicts a boy (played by Irvine) and his horse inexorably transformed by World War I.  Now that he's been anointed by the legendary director, Irvine's starring role promises to change his life as well.

Age: 21

Hometown: Bedfordshire, England

What He's Done: "War Horse" is Irvine's first theatrical film, although he did appear on one season of a Disney UK television series called "Life Bites" and in the aforementioned chorus of the Royal Shakespeare Company in London.

What He's Doing Now: In Steven Spielberg's tearjerking World War I drama "War Horse," Irvine stars as Albert, »

- Sandie Angulo Chen

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Futures | 'War Horse' Breakout Jeremy Irvine

22 December 2011 8:47 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Age: 21 Hometown: Cambridgeshire, England Why He's On Our Radar: Plucked from obscurity, Jeremy Irvine is now set for stardom thanks to some director named Steven Spielberg. With "War Horse," the good looking Irvine joins the likes of Drew Barrymore and Christian Bale, two actors who launched their careers by appearing in Spielberg films. In the legendary director's wartime family epic, Irvine stars as Albert Narracott, a boy who develops a special bond with a thoroughbred named Joey that stands the challenging test of World War I. In a cast filled with luminaries (Emily Watson and Peter Mullan star as his parents), Irvine more than holds his own.  What's Next: Having Spielberg on his resume obviously helped the young soon-to-be star. Next year, he'll be appreading in "Great Expectations" opposite Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter and the heartfelt drama "Now Is Good" starring Dakota Fanning. Irvine is soon to »

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Natalie Portman voted Digital Spy readers' favourite actress of 2011

22 December 2011 2:04 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Natalie Portman has been voted the best actress of 2011 in Digital Spy's end of year reader poll. More than 100,000 voted in the survey, which asked Digital Spy users to pick their favourite movies, music, gaming, tech and showbiz highlights from the past 12 months. The Black Swan star topped the reader voting ahead of Harry Potter's Emma Watson and The King's Speech's Helena Bonham Carter. Bridesmaids star and co-writer Kristen Wiig is at number four, while Emma Stone ranks at number five ahead of Twilight's Kristen Stewart. 2011 also saw Portman (more) »

- By Simon Reynolds

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Very Cool Behind The Scenes Photo from Tim Burton's Dark Shadows

21 December 2011 12:58 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Check out the latest behind the scenes photo from the set of the upcoming film “Dark Shadows” by director Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp, Chloe Grace Moretz and Helena Bonham Carter. Synopsis: In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet-or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the »

- Brian Corder

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Digital Spy 2011 end of year reader poll: The results

21 December 2011 5:20 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

We asked you, our 12 million monthly readers, for your views on just about everything worth getting excited about in entertainment over the past year. Our elves have counted up your votes and now we can present the results to the Digital Spy 2011 end of year reader poll in full! Best Movie

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (25.0%) Winner!

2. The Inbetweeners Movie (13.1%)

3. The King's Speech (11.5%)

4. Bridesmaids (10.0%)

5. Black Swan (5.8%) Worst Movie

1. Twilight: Breaking Dawn Winner!

2. The Inbetweeners Movie Best Actor

1. Colin Firth Winner!

2. Daniel Radcliffe

3. Ryan Gosling

4. Alan Rickman

5. Andy Serkis

6. Benedict Cumberbatch

7. Brad Pitt

8. Bradley Cooper

9. Gary Oldman

10. Jake Gyllenhaal Best Actress

1. Natalie Portman Winner!

2. Emma Watson

3. Helena Bonham Carter

4. (more) »

- By Mark Langshaw

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Films To Watch Before You Die #28 - Fight Club (1999)

21 December 2011 4:12 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

D.J. Haza presents the next entry in his series of films to watch before you die...

Fight Club, 1999.

Directed by David Fincher.

Starring Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf and Jared Leto.

So in writing this article I am immediately breaking rules one and two of Fight Club, but here it goes. David Fincher’s magnificent story of the boredom of monotonous life driving it’s main character to the bring of sanity is a such a great film. It oozes with style, class and a dark, but strangely empathetic story that will keep you puzzled, intrigued and blow your mind to the point where you have to watch it again.

The story follows an unnamed lead character and narrator of the story (Ed Norton) who is fed up with his white-collar life and seeks some sort of validation for himself. In a chance encounter with »

- flickeringmyth

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New Behind-The-Scenes Picture from Johnny Depp's Dark Shadows

20 December 2011 1:28 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Image Courtesy of bscine.com Pictured here shooting underwater ghost on Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows which was shot at Pinewood Studios. Information Courtesy of Dark Shadows News Page Kathryn Leigh Scott who played Maggie Evans in the original television show says that she was surprised that Helena Bonham Carter would disparage her soap opera. Helena in a recent interview had this to say about Dark Shadows, "a really bad, hilariously bad soap opera." Kathryn wrote a letter to the Dark Shadows News Page:"Lara Parker (Angelique) and I, who both play cameos in the new Dark Shadows film, are surprised by Helena Bonham Carter's comments because they do not at all reflect our wonderful conversation together on the set. She was eager to hear about Grayson Hall, who played Dr. Julia Hoffman, and we were only too happy to tell her about our old friend." "Helena and Michelle Pfeiffer »

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'True Blood' Star Joins 'The Lone Ranger'

20 December 2011 9:42 AM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

One former "True Blood" star is headed to the Wild West in "The Lone Ranger," a new casting announcement for the upcoming Disney flick tells us. Meanwhile, Matt Damon readies his cast for his upcoming directorial debut, two more are courted for Spike Lee's "Oldboy," and the "300" prequel comes closer to finding its Artemisia.

It's December 20, and you're tuning into today's Casting Call!

"True Blood" Meets "The Lone Ranger"

"True Blood" and "Tron: Legacy" star James Frain is transitioning from villain to villain's assistant for his role in "The Lone Ranger." The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the man better known as Franklin Mott, the vampire who traumatized Tara in season three of "True Blood," will be playing a tough foreman who works for baddie Tom Wilkinson in the upcoming Disney movie. It's unclear whether Frain will play an evil character himself, or if he just works for one. »

- Terri Schwartz

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Geek Gossip: The Lone Ranger, 300: Battle of Artemisia, Battleship, Men in Black III

19 December 2011 5:38 PM, PST | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

This weekend's round-up kicks off with further progress on Disney's $215million film adaptation of The Lone Ranger, which starts shooting in about six weeks.

HeatVision reports that British actor James Frain (right), recently seen on True Blood, has joined the project as a tough foreman who oversees railroad workers and whose boss is the story's chief villain Latham Cole (to be played by Tom Wilkinson).

Gore Verbinski is directing the mega-budget Western, which stars Armie Hammer in the title role and Johnny Depp as Tonto, with support from Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter among others.

Also adding another cast member is the Warner Bros prequel 300: Battle of Artemisia.

Eva Green, who was Bond girl Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale and played evil Morgan le Fay in the Camelot series (see picture above), is reported to be in talks to play Artemisia, a "ruthless, gold-covered goddess who persuades Xerxes »

- David Bentley

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Casting Bits: Brendan Meyer in ‘Ender’s Game’, James Frain in ‘Lone Ranger’

19 December 2011 3:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] Casting on the long-gestating adaptation of Orson Scott Card's sci-fi Ya novel Ender's Game has been falling into place over the past month, with Asa Butterfield (Hugo) signed on for the lead role [2] and Hailee Steinfeld and Ben Kingsley in talks [3] to join [4] as well. Now Canadian teen star Brendan Meyer has boarded the project in the role of Stilson, a classmate who bullies Ender. Meyer is best known for his lead role in the Canadian series Mr. Young, which follows a child prodigy who graduates college at 14 and returns to his high school as a science teacher. Gavin Hood will direct the film from his own script, about a gifted boy who is drafted into a special military program that trains children to fight against an alien species called the Formics. Ender's Game will begin shooting early next year for a March 2013 release. [The Hollywood Reporter [5]] After the jump, Tom Wilkinson »

- Angie Han

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