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London Screenings, the U.K.’s only market dedicated to British film, opens Monday with 13 market premieresincluding Jason Connery’s period drama “Tommy’s Honor,” starring Peter Mullan, and Gillies MacKinnon’s comedy-drama “Whisky Galore,” starring Gregor Fisher and Eddie Izzard. More than 60 British sales companies will be pitching their pics to around 120 international buyers at London Screenings, which runs until Thursday at London’s BFI Southbank.
Other market premiere at London Screenings include comedy “The Hippopotamus,” an adaptation of Stephen Fry’s novel, starring Roger Allam and Matthew Modine, and thriller “The Neighbor,” staring Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton. Also screening are Cannes titles from leading U.K. sales companies Hanway, Content Media, Metro International, Bankside and Altitude.
London Screenings will also host a “Coming Soon” strand featuring screenings of unseen and work-in-progress titles, giving delegates a sneak peek of new British movies.
The event’s “Breakthrough” strand also returns, »
- Leo Barraclough
British comedian Jack Whitehall will return to host the Britannia Awards this fall.
“I am thrilled to be back hosting the Britannia Awards again and helping to provide a bridge between the U.K. and Hollywood,” Whitehall said in a statement. “My thanks to Meryl Streep and Harrison Ford for laughing at my jokes last year, and making BAFTA/La believe that I am suited to do this a second time.”
The Britannia Awards will take place Oct. 28 at the Beverly Hilton. Ang Lee has already been announced as the recipient of the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing. Other honorees will be announced in the coming months, the British Academy of Film and Television Los Angeles said.
“Jack’s performance as host last year was one of the most memorable aspects of an already spectacular evening,” said BAFTA/La chairman Kieran Breen. “He maintained the celebratory nature of the event, all the while infusing it with his undeniable charm and particular brand of British humor. We have no doubt that Jack will once again make this the biggest and best British night in the Hollywood calendar.”
BAFTA/La also announced the return of Done + Dusted to produce this year’s ceremony for the second consecutive year. “After a wonderful collaboration last year, we are thrilled to be a part of this prestigious evening once again,” said Done + Dusted co-founder Hamish Hamilton. “It is truly a celebration that brings together our company’s country of origin, the U.K., with the excitement of Hollywood, and there is no better setting for us to honor both.”
- Shalini Dore
The annual Eurovision Song Contest concluded its 61st edition in May 2016 by crowning Ukraine the champion (sorry, PewDiePie) of the 42 participating countries (and getting a lot of views on YouTube along the way). But Europeans with a penchant for competition and newfangled and digital technology shouldn't be disappointed, for as this year's Eurovision concludes another pan-European competition begins.
The Lovie Awards honors the full gamut of the internet across the pond. Enterprising and creative entities that make great websites, online ads, online videos, and/or mobile or social applications have until Friday, June 10, 2016 to enter their wares for a shot at taking home an adorable pixelated trophy that looks like this. Finalists are announced in September 2016, and Winners in October 2016 with a celebration in November 2016 in London.
Entrants will compete not only to win an aforementioned trophy, but also The People’s Lovie Award (for fan favorites) and an opportunity »
- Tubefilter Staff
Love & Friendship, 2016.
Directed by Whit Stillman.
Set in the 1790s, Love and Friendship centers on beautiful widow Lady Susan Vernon, who has come to the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and her rather reluctant debutante daughter, Frederica.
Those who dread the prospect of yet another Jane Austen movie frock fest would do well to be pointed in the direction of Love & Friendship, director Whit Stillman’s deliciously acerbic Regency romp in which the clothes and decor support the satire, not vice versa. Too often, Austen adaptations are cosseted, corseted and more than a little bland; under Stillman’s typically deadpan direction, the author’s deliciously spiky sense of humour is joyously restored.
Not only is the reputation of »
- Sean Wilson
Cbbc’s Danger Mouse revamp has been renewed for a second series. You’d expect the show’s impressive voice cast – including Alexander Armstrong, Kevin Eldon, Dave Lamb, Stephen Fry and Lena Headey – to assemble once again.
Alexander Armstrong is definitely coming back, and he had this to say about the renewal:
“I have had enormous fun playing Danger Mouse, whose style, bravery and wit I greatly admire. I am almost unbearably excited about what new magnificent missions and terrifying situations the writing team will come up with for Danger Mouse and Penfold in series two!”
Penfold himself, Mr Kevin Eldon, added this:
“It’s a funny old world. You get no series of Danger Mouse for 23 years and then two come along at once. All right, there’s been 18 months between them, »
Filmmakers seem to have a fixation with hitmen. No doubt this is because the addition of a contract killer creates the opportunity for just the right degree of tension, some violence, and a dash of psychological intrigue. Nevertheless, the formula can still produce idiosyncratic results, as Two Down, from Fizz and Ginger Films, proves. With backing from executive producers Stephen Fry and Derek Jacobi, the husband and wife team have created an absorbing drama with a very British flavour.
Matthew Butler Hart, the film’s director and co-writer, says they wanted to do something which involved three people together in a room, with both light and dark elements. Out of that grew this understated thriller, combining the influence of 1970s spy movies with a dry sense of humour.
The story begins when John, »
Two new releases hit theaters this weekend, both vying for the box office crown over the Memorial Day holiday. 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse and Disney's Alice Through the Looking Glass both squared off in hopes of taking the holiday weekend box office crown, but it was X-Men: Apocalypse that came away as the winner, taking in $65 million. Unfortunately, this opening weekend is the lowest in this new prequel trilogy.
Box Office Mojo reports that X-Men: Apocalypse's opening is the lowest debut since 2011's X-Men: First Class, which debuted with $55.1 million back in 2011. This debut also comes in far lower than 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past, which took in $90.8 million, and significantly lower than the studio's X-Men spinoff Deadpool, which took in $132.4 million, en route to becoming the franchise's top-grossing movie with $362.7 million domestic and $763.1 million worldwide.
Directed by James Bobin.
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Rhys Ifans, Matt Lucas, Richard Armitage, Andrew Scott, Lindsay Duncan, and Sacha Baron Cohen.
Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.
In an age where Hollywood cannot go more than two years tops without cashing in on a sequel to a smashing box office success, it is absolutely flabbergasting from a business perspective that Alice Through the Looking Glass is just now being released a little over six years after Tim Burton rebooted the iconic characters and story with Alice in Wonderland. That movie made over $1 billion too, begging the question, why was there no immediate follow-up?
Well, after having watched Alice Through the Looking Glass, it seems safe to assume »
- Robert Kojder
Film comedies packed witty, biting humor and whip-smart dialog are pretty rare these days. So Love & Friendship, director Whit Stillman’s screen adaptation of Jane Austen’s lesser-known early short novel “Lady Susan,” is particularly welcome. With Kate Beckinsale shinning in the lead role as clever, ruthless Lady Susan, the witty comedy is even more delicious.
Love & Friendship is pure fun, a brilliant comedy filled with laugh-out-loud moments and terrific ensemble performances by a largely British cast, making it entertaining even for those who are not big fans of Jane Austen or costume films.
Unlike other more familiar Austen works, Love & Friendship is more comedy than romance, although there is some of that too. The story might be described as a comedy of manners but that label makes this very funny film sound more tame than it really is. The story is set in the 1790s, a little earlier than most Austen stories, »
- Cate Marquis
Coinciding with its release tomorrow, Disney has debuted three new clips from Alice Through The Looking Glass which you can watch below…
See Also: Read our review of Alice Through the Looking Glass
In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll and produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton with John G. Scotti serving as executive producer. “Alice Through the Looking Glass” reunites the all-star cast from the worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, including: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, »
- Amie Cranswick
Disney’s first trip down the rabbit hole, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, made over a billion dollars globally six years ago, a staggering figure that has led some to surrender to the tide of popular opinion (combined, of course, with the haze of nostalgia) and start believing it was actually good.
A supremely confusing, color-blasted concoction, Alice exposed Burton’s biggest weakness – that is, basic coherence – more thoroughly than any of his previous cinematic outings, and did so whilst failing to infuse any of the director’s Gothic imagination or endearing weirdness. It was, at best, a great coffee-table book, overstuffed with resplendent visuals – but calling Alice in Wonderland even a decent film would be to do it a great kindness.
The problem with adapting Lewis Carroll’s lackadaisical, topsy-turvy stories for the big screen is that they defy storytelling convention by nature. Burton was right to delve »
- Isaac Feldberg
Believes six impossible things — like implausible character motivations, or big emotions — because they’re in the script, without bothering to earn them. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): hated the first film
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Alice Through the Looking Glass may bear even less resemblance to anything Lewis Carroll wrote than its predecessor, Tim Burton’s 2010 flick Alice in Wonderland, so perhaps it’s not surprising that it follows up on the adventure that Burton’s adaptation hinted was in store for Alice, something that Carroll would never have imagined for her. Glass opens with adult Alice Kingsleigh (Mia Wasikowska: Crimson Peak, Madame Bovary), now captain of an English merchant ship in 1847, executing a daring escape from pirates on the high seas. It’s a thrilling sequence, not least because Alice’s all-male crew appears to have no »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Last weekend, Sony's Angry Birds Movie managed to take down two-time box office champ Captain America: Civil War. The Marvel sequel has already taken in more than $300 million domestically and $1 billion worldwide after just three frames in theaters. Unfortunately for Sony's animated comedy, the Angry Birds' reign will certainly be short-lived, with two highly-anticipated movies duking it out for box office supremacy starting this Friday. 20th Century Fox will roll out X-Men: Apocalypse, while Disney will debut Alice Through the Looking Glass, setting the stage for a big box office showdown. According to our projections, the mutants of X-Men: Apocalypse should be able to come out on top against the magical characters of Alice's Wonderland.
Box Office Mojo reports that X-Men: Apocalypse is slated to debut in approximately 4,000 theaters this weekend, with Disney expected to roll out Alice Through the Looking Glass in roughly 3,700 theaters. Both of those counts »
Back in 2010, Disney's blockbuster Alice in Wonderland set the box office on fire, taking in a whopping $334 million domestically and over $1 billion worldwide, which helped spawn Disney's successful string of live-action fairy tale adaptations. In the years that followed, Disney released hits such as Maleficent and last year's Cinderella. This year, fans will be heading back to Wonderland with the studio's sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass, arriving in theaters May 27. As we get ready for the theatrical release, Disney has released three clips which shed some light on the story.
The first of these clips, which debuted at the Disney Movie Trailers YouTube page, reveals Alice's (Mia Wasikowska) triumphant return to Wonderland, where she learns that the Hatter (Johnny Depp) has gone mad, becoming darker than ever. She must call on The White Queen (Anne Hathaway), the Tweedles (Matt Lucas), White Rabbit (Michael Sheen) and the Cheshire Cat (Stephen Fry »
Following in the footsteps of Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella and The Jungle Book, earlier today we got our first peek at Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast, the latest live-action fairytale to tumble off Disney’s busting production line.
Heralding the return of Mia Wasikowska as Alice, Bobin’s feature has our heroine journey back to Underland on a mind-bending adventure to save a young Mad Hatter. There, she’ll encounter a whole host of eccentric characters – based, of course, on Lewis Carroll’s literary work – including Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway as the Red Queen and White Queen, respectively. There’s also roles for Sacha Baron Cohen as Time, Stephen Fry as the Cheshire Cat, »
- Michael Briers
Two new clips from this Friday big movie release Alice Through The Looking Glass, which we reviewed quite favourably here, have been delivered online.
Alice Kingsleigh (Mia Wasikowska) has spent the past few years following in her father’s footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland and her friends the White Rabbit (Michael Sheen), Absolem (Alan Rickman), the Cheshire Cat (Stephen Fry) and the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), who is not himself. The Hatter has lost his Muchness, so Mirana (Anne Hathaway) sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the chamber of the Grand Clock which powers all time. Returning to the past, she comes across friends – and enemies – at different points in their lives, and embarks on a perilous race to save the Hatter before time runs out. »
- Paul Heath
Poet and filmmaker Greta Bellamacina has teamed up with journalist Davina Catt to document the history of British public libraries and their current decline. From their Scottish beginnings in the 18th century right up to present day, Catt and Bellamacina chart the history of UK libraries alongside interviews with the likes of Stephen Fry, Irvine Welsh, Amma Asante and John Cooper Clarke, who plead for libraries to be saved from relentless cuts
The Safe House premieres in London on Monday 23 May Continue reading »
- Greta Bellamacina
With just a week to go before its release, Disney has released a new featurette for Alice Through The Looking Glass titled ‘Return To Underland’; check it out here…
See Also: Read our review of Alice Through the Looking Glass
In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll and produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton with John G. Scotti serving as executive producer. “Alice Through the Looking Glass” reunites the all-star cast from the worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, »
- Amie Cranswick
The multi-cam comedy stars McHale as Jack Gordon, a veteran outdoors reporter who butts heads with the younger staff at his magazine's office. Stephen Fry, Chris Williams, Shaun Brown, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Christine Ko, and Susannah Fielding also star.
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CBS has released the trailers for the new shows debuting during the network’s 2016-17 season, including the upcoming revival of “Star Trek.” The first look teaser for the sci-fi series had no footage, but promised “new crews, new villains, new heroes, new worlds.”
Though the logo simply says “Star Trek,” Variety has learned that the series will have a more specific title to be unveiled at a later date. Later installments in the “Star Trek” television franchise had titles that differentiated them from the original series — “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: Voyager,” and “Star Trek: Enterprise.”
Check out the videos for the new series below.
“MacGyver,” a reimagining of the classic series, is an action-adventure »
- Laura Prudom
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