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Second Opinion – Man Up (2015)

31 May 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Man Up, 2015.

Directed by Ben Palmer.

Starring Simon Pegg, Lake Bell, Ophelia Lovibond, Rory Kinnear, Olivia Williams, Sharon Horgan, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Harriet Walter and Ken Stott.

Synopsis:

A single woman who’s mistaken for a stranger’s blind date, leads to her finding the perfect boyfriend.

Nancy (Lake Bell) and Jack (Simon Pegg) meet under the clock at Waterloo station by accident. Over the next thirty six hours lies are told, truths uncovered and a rom-com unfolds of genuine warmth and honesty.

Romantic comedies exist inside a bubble. Middle England, middle upper class and insulated by a lack of reality. Richard Curtis and Hugh Grant single-handedly defined the genre a while back. Pithy one liners delivered by characters with no means of income. Yet capable of living in parts of London beyond the reach of mere mortals. These amongst other things are what the romantic comedy has come to mean. »

- Gary Collinson

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Tfi Friday's first trailer reminds us why we've missed it so much

29 May 2015 12:10 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Tfi Friday is returning next month for a live 90-minute special, and Channel 4 has given us a reminder of what we've been missing.

The 20-second clip features Drew Barrymore, Samuel L Jackson, Hugh Grant, Kate Winslet, David Bowie and Dolly Parton entering the anarchic atmosphere of Chris Evans's classic series.

The special will celebrate the history of the show, which originally aired from 1996 to 2000 on Channel 4.

It will include highlights from the past - such as Freak or Unique, Ugly Bloke and Fat Lookalikes - as well as the introduction of new features.

This is the first in a series of trailers, with Channel 4 releasing a new one every day in the run-up to the show's return.

Tfi Friday's live special will air on Friday, June 12 at 9pm on Channel 4. »

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Keira Knightley 'too beautiful' to play Joan Clarke in The Imitation Game

28 May 2015 9:38 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Keira Knightley's portrayal of Bletchley Park codebreaker Joan Clarke in The Imitation Game earned her an Oscar nomination.

But according to a former colleague of Clarke, Knightley was far too beautiful for the role.

7 actors who were too attractive for the role: Hugh Grant, Harry Potter

Lady Jean Fforde worked alongside Clarke and Alan Turing as they attempted to crack the German enigma code in Bletchley during the Second World War.

"She was nothing like Keira," Lady Jean reflected on co-worker Clarke.

"An absolute back end of a bus. Blessed woman, though."

Author Tessa Dunlop had interviewed Lady Jean for The Bletchley Girls: War, Secrecy, Love and Loss, and shared the anecdote as she discussed her book at the Hay Festival (via The Telegraph).

Benedict Cumberbatch played Turing, the pioneering computer scientist and World War II codebreaker who was prosecuted for homosexuality in the early 1950s. He was nominated »

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Union to handle VFX on ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

27 May 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Visual effects firm will also re-team with The Theory of Everything director James Marsh on the upcoming Donald Crowhurst biopic.

Union has been named VFX vendor on Stephen FrearsFlorence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.

The film is the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great opera singer. But while the voice she heard in her head was beautiful, to everyone else it was awful.

London-based visual effects facility Union previously worked with Frears on Philomena and upcoming Lance Armstrong biopic The Programme.

Tim Caplan, Union co-owner and lead visual-effects executive producer, said the company would “help create pre-war New York” on the film, which is being shot in the UK.

Union is also recreating 1930s New York for Michael Grandage’s Genius, the upcoming biopic of literary editor Max Perkins, starring Jude Law as Thomas Wolfe and Colin Firth as Perkins »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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New Images From "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

25 May 2015 4:53 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more new images from director Guy Ritchie's "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." feature film, based on the classic TV series, starring Henry Cavill ("Man Of Steel") as superspy 'Napoleon Solo':

The big screen TV adaptation also stars Hugh Grant as 'Alexander Waverly', the British head of clandestine spy organization 'U.N.C.L.E.' and Armie Hammer as Russian agent 'Illya Kuryakin'.

"...set against the backdrop of the early 1960's, at the height of the Cold War, 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' follows 'U.N.C.L.E.' agents 'Napoleon Solo' and 'Illya Kuryakin'. 

"The two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization...

"...which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. 

"The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is »

- Michael Stevens

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Penny Dreadful, Ep. 2.04, “Evil Spirits in Heavenly Places” crams in as much as it can

24 May 2015 11:08 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Penny Dreadful, Season 2, Episode 4, “Evil Spirits in Heavenly Places”

Written by John Logan

Directed by Damon Thomas

Airs Sundays at 10 pm (Et) on Showtime

Everyone pairs up in the latest episode of Penny Dreadful, “Evil Spirits in Heavenly Places.” Penny Dreadful is obviously an ensemble show, but it’s always had a problem knowing quite what to do with its plethora of characters. After last week’s series highlight episode, which slowed things down and focused on a single coherent story, the show gets back to business, with “Evil Spirits in Heavenly Places,” attempting to cram in as much information as possible relevant to season two’s main plot.

Creator John Logan needs to find a new approach to his ever-growing cast of ghouls and werewolves and you can feel him sensing this here. His solution–pairing off almost every main character to move things along–gives the episode a fast, »

- Chris Evangelista

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New images from The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

24 May 2015 4:03 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to the latest issue of Empire, we’ve got a batch of images from Guy Ritchie’s upcoming spy caper The Man from U.N.C.L.E, which stars Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) and Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger)…

Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. centers on U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin. The two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is set for release on August 14th, »

- Gary Collinson

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'Superman' And 'The Lone Ranger' Look Suave In New The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Stills

23 May 2015 1:22 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. centers on CIA agent Solo and Kgb agent Kuryakin. Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.   In the movie, Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger) as Illya Kuryakin. They’re joined by a cast which includes Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby), with Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows), and Hugh Grant as Waverly. »

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First Look at Meryl Streel and Hugh Grant in Florence Foster Jenkins

23 May 2015 3:17 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Pathe and BBC Films just unveiled the first photo from the upcoming "Florence Foster Jenkins" comedy/drama, starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. Check it out below. Plot: The true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great opera singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her "husband" and manager, St Clair Bayfield, an aristocratic English actor, was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944, St Clair knew he faced his greatest challenge. The new movie is directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen). A release date has yet to be announced. Photo: (click to enlarge) »

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Meryl Streep as 'Florence Foster Jenkins', first look

22 May 2015 4:37 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

First still released of Meryl Streep and Hugh grant in Stephen FrearsFlorence Foster Jenkins.

Pathé today released the first still of Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in Florence Foster Jenkins. The film is currently shooting in the UK.

The image depicts Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins with Hugh Grant as her partner St Clair Bayfield.

The film is the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great opera singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was awful.

Her “husband” and manager, St Clair Bayfield, an aristocratic English actor, was determined to protect her from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944, St Clair knew he faced his greatest challenge.

Florence Foster Jenkins is directed by Stephen Frears from a screenplay by Nicholas Martin. The cast also »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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You Will LOL So Hard at Hearing What Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson, and More Sound Like in Real Life

22 May 2015 7:13 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

It seems that Julia Roberts, Daniel Craig, Hugh Grant, and Liam Neeson have been keeping a major secret from the public for their entire careers. In a hilarious exposé that aired as part of Thursday's Red Nose Day special on NBC, some of Hollywood's biggest stars came clean about what their voices really sound like. "Julia is incredible to work with and there's no doubt that she's a brilliant actress, but, um, I've just been directing her . . ." Jodie Foster tells the camera about Julia. "And she has what I'd describe as a . . . distinctive voice? But it's not what I would associate with a Hollywood leading lady." The camera then cuts to Julia, who reveals an incredibly deep and manly voice. And while Julia's voice is shocking, it's not until some of Hollywood's biggest action stars start talking that the real surprise begins. Watch the hilarious clip above to see what we mean, »

- Caitlin-Hacker

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First Look: Meryl Streep & Hugh Grant in 'Florence Foster Jenkins'

22 May 2015 7:08 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Well aren't these two looking adorable? Pathé and BBC Films have debuted a first look photo at the film Florence Foster Jenkins, the latest from director Stephen Frears following Philomena, Lay the Favorite and Tamara Drewe. In Florence Foster Jenkins, Meryl Streep plays the legendary New York heiress who became an opera singer. Hugh Grant plays her partner St Clair Bayfield. The two can be seen riding in the back of a car, heading home from (what seems like) a night at Carnegie Hall. No release date is set yet, and the film just barely started shooting, so this is a very early first look and we likely won't see this until 2016. Anyway, take a look at the two in full below. Photo sent out directly from Pathé and BBC Films' publicity. Florence Foster Jenkins is the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite who obsessively »

- Alex Billington

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Meryl Streep & Hugh Grant In ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ – First-Look Photo

22 May 2015 5:24 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Stephen Frears is currently shooting Florence Foster Jenkins in the UK. Pathé today has released the first look (see below) at Meryl Streep in the eponymous role and Hugh Grant as her partner and manager, St Clair Bayfield. This has been a hot seller for Pathé International since it was unveiled just prior to the Afm and was a buzzy title coming into Cannes. Pathé has retained UK, French and Swiss distribution rights. A U.S. deal is still to come. The biopic centers on… »

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First Image: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant in Stephen Frears’ ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

22 May 2015 3:39 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Pathe has released the first image of Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in Stephen Frears’ “Florence Foster Jenkins,” which is shooting in the U.K.

The still depicts Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins with Grant as her partner St. Clair Bayfield.

The film is the true story of the New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great opera singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her “husband” and manager, St. Clair Bayfield, an aristocratic English actor, was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944, St. Clair knew he faced his greatest challenge.

Florence Foster Jenkins” is directed by Frears from a screenplay by Nicholas Martin. The cast also includes Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson and Nina Arianda. The »

- Leo Barraclough

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First Look At Meryl Streep As Florence Foster Jenkins

21 May 2015 9:56 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Like a live-action version of Tintin’s Bianca Castafiore, opera singing socialite Florence Foster Jenkins is an real-life example of what happens when passion and resources outstrip talent. Not so much the "Milanese Nightingale” as the "Pennsylvania pane shatterer”. Meryl Streep plays her in Stephen Frears’ new eponymous movie and Pathé has released a first-look image of her in full 1940s get-up. Click on the thumbnail for a much closer look. The eagle-eyed will have spotted Hugh Grant’s presence in the snap too. He plays Jenkins’ partner and manager St. Clair Bayfield, the loyal aristocratic type who ushers her towards her crowning glory: a night on the Carnegie Hall stage in 1944 that prompted an unlikely stampede at the box office.Florence Foster Jenkins is currently shooting the UK with Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson and Nina Arianda also aboard. Tune in to Meryl Streep's Empire Podcast interview for more on the movie. »

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Find Out What Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Daniel Craig and More Really Sound Like in This Hilarious Red Nose Day Exposé

21 May 2015 7:57 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The truth is out. Proving that there's no price too big to pay when it benefits a great cause like Red Nose Day, mega-stars such as Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson and Daniel Craig finally admitted that they've been keeping a major secret for years. "Julia is incredible to work with and there's no doubt that she's a brilliant actress, but, um, I've just been directing her..." Jodie Foster starts talking about her fellow Oscar winner in the "Hollywood Secrets" segment of tonight's star-studded Red Nose Day benefit on NBC. "And she has what I'd describe as a...distinctive voice? But it's not what I would associate with a Hollywood leading »

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The 25 Greatest Entertainment Moments of 1995

19 May 2015 3:29 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's easy to be nostalgic. In an age of pop culture bombardment where every major pop song, TV show, and movie feels overexposed within moments, the hits of yesteryear seem pure in comparison.  1995 has a particularly attractive glow. It's a year of record-setting box offices, Billboard highs, and a burgeoning sophistication within video games. It's time we honored that gilded age with a proper countdown: the 25 greatest entertainment moments of 1995. Though that year also gave us Drew Barrymore's "Letterman" striptease, Hugh Grant's tabloid woes, and the Oj Simpson verdict, we'll keep our nostalgia immaculate just by tallying proper entertainment releases.  So get out your Best Buy card and prepare to diagnose Verbal Kint, because these are the greatest entertainment moments of '95.  »

- Louis Virtel

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Ten Weddings and No Funerals: The Greatest Cinematic Nuptials

18 May 2015 5:39 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

By Alex Simon

There are few rituals in life more chaotic, confounding and magical than the wedding. Appropriately, marriages have provided the backdrop for many a story spun through the ages. Whether it’s sending out multitudes of wedding invitations, choosing the right dress, or whether to seat Aunt Mabel next to her second or fifth ex-husband at the reception, weddings both in life and on film are almost always guaranteed to bring forth a surge of emotions. Below are a few of our favorite cinematic nuptials:

1. The Searchers (1956)

John Ford’s western masterpiece is full of many iconic moments, not the least of which is one of the screen’s greatest knock-down, drag-out fights between Jeffrey Hunter and Ken Curtis for the hand of comely Vera Miles. Martin Scorsese loved this scene so much, he paid homage by having his characters watch it in Mean Streets (1973).

2. Rachel Getting Married »

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Henry Cavill's The Man from Uncle to get Film4 Summer Screen premiere

12 May 2015 10:51 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Henry Cavill's The Man from Uncle will premiere at Film4's Summer Screen in August.

The Guy Ritchie-directed spy thriller is based on the hit '60s TV show, with Man of Steel star Cavill taking on the role of CIA agent Napoleon Solo.

The film's premiere will take place on Friday, August 7th at Somerset House, with priority booking opening for e-newsletter subscribers tomorrow (May 13).

The Man from Uncle will also star Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin, who Solo must work with to prevent a global catastrophe.

Hugh Grant, Jared Harris and Alicia Vikander are among the supporting cast.

General sale begins at 10am on Friday, May 15, with tickets priced £24 plus booking fees.

Watch Henry Cavill discuss playing Superman and The Man from Uncle below: »

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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: Bad Boy Grant and Stalking Boy Hoult Born to Be Islands

11 May 2015 6:25 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'About a Boy,' with Hugh Grant and Baby 'About a Boy' movie review: Some men should remain islands On the surface, Chris and Paul Weitz's 2002 movie About a Boy has a profound, affecting premise. No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. With the above statement, seventeenth-century English poet John Donne reached beyond the apparent isolation of each individual by affirming the invisible oneness that encompasses all of humankind – and, why not, all living creatures. »

- Andre Soares

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