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Love Actually Gets an Honest Trailer (Video)

7 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The first snowflakes of the year have fallen, which means it's time to gather up the girls and watch Love Actually one more time, at least. With an ensemble cast that features Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Alan Rickman, Laura Linney and Rick from The Walking Dead what could possibly go wrong in this holiday rom-com? YouTube's Screen Junkies found a few things and bundled them up into an honest trailer as their gift to you. The first strike against this new era Christmas classic is that inspired a line of significantly weaker, celebrity-packed movies that take place on a holiday »

- Kelli Bender, @kbendernyc

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Love Actually gets Honest Trailers treatment: "Wait, is that Rick?"

12 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Fan favourite Christmas film Love Actually has been given an Honest Trailers makeover.

As we get closer to the festive period, the Screen Junkies YouTube channel looks at the Richard Curtis movie with its own brand of brutal honesty.

After being bombarded with tweets requesting an edit, this latest trailer is billed as being "from the man responsible for every film your girlfriend tried to drag you to", before ripping apart each and every storyline.

Liam Neeson and Thomas Sangster's father/step-son relationship is "a man getting over his wife by helping his kid seduce a girl with the same name as his mum".

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister's (Hugh Grant) tea lady (Martine McCutcheon) storyline is boiled down to "a powerful older man who fires his subordinate for being distractingly hot".

That's not forgetting Andrew Lincoln (or "Rick from The Walking Dead") "trying to bang his best friend's wife »

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Avengers Assemble, Puss in Boots, Muppets: BBC reveals Christmas movies

25 November 2014 5:29 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The BBC has confirmed the movie highlights for its Christmas TV scheduling with a host of major terrestrial premieres.

Avengers Assemble, the 2012 Joss Whedon superhero epic, which stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L Jackson, is the biggest film coming to the BBC this winter.

Rik Mayall tribute, McIntyre Christmas Show join BBC's festive lineup

Other films premiering over the Christmas period include DreamWorks' Shrek spin-off Puss in Boots, Jason Segel's The Muppets, and the third Madagascar movie.

The Hugh Grant and Martin Freeman 3D stop-motion animation The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists is another family film airing.

Other movies coming include John Carter, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Quartet and Albert Nobbs.

The BBC outlined its 2014 Christmas schedules today (November 25), which include Mrs Brown's Boys and Miranda specials, a festive Call the Midwife and the return of Bruce Forsyth for a special Strictly Come Dancing. »

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Avengers Assemble, Puss in Boots, Muppets: BBC reveals Christmas movies

25 November 2014 5:29 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The BBC has confirmed the movie highlights for its Christmas TV scheduling with a host of major terrestrial premieres.

Avengers Assemble, the 2012 Joss Whedon superhero epic, which stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L Jackson, is the biggest film coming to the BBC this winter.

Rik Mayall tribute, McIntyre Christmas Show join BBC's festive lineup

Other films premiering over the Christmas period include DreamWorks' Shrek spin-off Puss in Boots, Jason Segel's The Muppets, and the third Madagascar movie.

The Hugh Grant and Martin Freeman 3D stop-motion animation The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists is another family film airing.

Other movies coming include John Carter, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Quartet and Albert Nobbs.

The BBC outlined its 2014 Christmas schedules today (November 25), which include Mrs Brown's Boys and Miranda specials, a festive Call the Midwife and the return of Bruce Forsyth for a special Strictly Come Dancing. »

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Happy Ending Movie Review

23 November 2014 2:31 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The duo that brought Shor In The City and Go Goa Gone have shifted gear with their latest offering of Happy Ending, starring Saif Ali Khan, Ileana D’Cruz, Kalki Koechlin and Ranvir Shorey. But don’t worry, Raj and Dk have their message clear. You can’t make a difficult film for the aam janta (common people). How that would amount to an amalgamation Richard Curtis filmography is a different question altogether. Yet its not all bad.

Yes we see Saif Ali Khan for the umpteenth time as a playboy charmer man-child Yudi Jaitley, profession this time a writer. And yes, we have some very beautiful women including leading ladies Ileana D’Cruz and Kalki Koechlin falling for him. There’s also the easy drunk-married-yet-regretting-it friend Monty played by Ranvir Shorey. Lets add Priety Zinta in a special appearance and Not a song, and our beloved Govinda to add some more flavour. »

- Githa Vanan

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What to Watch During Holiday Travel: Your Go-To Guide

21 November 2014 6:31 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Winter is coming, which means in a mere matter of weeks you'll be forced to get on a plane and make your way home (or to a tropical island, if you're lucky) for the holidays. Obviously, the only way to make it through the flight is to distract yourself with some quality screen time, and we've rounded up a list of television and movie favorites that will make your flight go by in no time. Whether you're traveling cross country or hopping on a quick hour-long flight to a neighboring state, Moviefone has you covered with seriously stellar options -- and the links to download them!

(We've limited our selections to titles available to download prior to travel, since not every flight has Wifi, and, let's face it, the Wi-Fi is too slow for streaming.)

Say you're traveling cross-country, and your flight is 4 Hours:

"Transparent"

Amazon's original scripted series has »

- Mehera Bonner

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J.K. Simmons Receives Big Honor from Palm Springs International Film Festival

18 November 2014 8:39 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

He has been Spidey's boss, a mean prisoner in "Oz," Juno's daddy, and lately, Farmer's Insurance spokesperson, but now, J.K. Simmons is going to be a Palm Springs International Film Festival awardee.

The actor is currently making waves for his brilliant performance in "Whiplash," just in time for the Academy Awards season. Simmons will be joining previously announced winners, Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore.

Here's the complete press release:

Palm Springs, CA (November 18, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present J.K. Simmons with the Spotlight Award, Actor at its annual Awards Gala. The Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne. Presented by Cartier, and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-12.

.Throughout his career J.K. Simmons had played a wide range of »

- Manny

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Film Review: ‘The Rewrite’

13 November 2014 4:27 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A screenwriter has to be mightily confident in his script to christen it “The Rewrite,” a title that begs jaded critics to suggest it may have needed another pass or two. Marc Lawrence’s affable but under-inflated romantic comedy does little to fend off such punchlines: The story of a faded Hollywood scribe seeking to regain his creative mojo via a small-town teaching job, the film finds its own writer-helmer struggling to match the bubblegum snap of earlier works. What it does have is Hugh Grant — a standby collaborator for Lawrence, and not an asset to be underestimated. Happily paired with the ever-game Marisa Tomei, the British star hardly tests himself with yet another study in high-class bumbling, yet his breezy effortlessness is precisely the kind that’s in overly short supply here.

Given its easy digestibility and an ensemble speckled with familiar faces — including erstwhile “Juno” spouses Allison Janney and J.K. Simmons, »

- Guy Lodge

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Image falls for The Rewrite

13 November 2014 2:38 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Image Entertainment has acquired all Us rights to the comedy starring Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei.

The Rewrite marks the fourth collaboration between writer-director Marc Lawrence and Grant, who previously starred in Two Weeks NoticeMusic And Lyrics and Did You Hear About The Morgans?

Allison Janney, awards contender Jk Simmons and Chris Elliott also star in the story of a former Oscar-winning screenwriter who takes a job at a university in upstate New York where he falls for a single mother.

Breakthrough Entertainment has sold all Us rights on dramatic comedy Cas & Dylan to eOne. Richard Dreyfuss plays a dying doctor who goes on the road with an unorthodox young lady.Bond/360 has taken Us rights to the imminent Doc NYC screening In Country, about a group of men who reenact battles from the Vietnam War every year. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Hugh Grant-Marisa Tomei Comedy ‘Rewrite’ Bought by Image for U.S.

13 November 2014 2:19 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Image Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to the Hugh Grant-Marisa Tomei comedy “The Rewrite.”

The film is the fourth collaboration between Grant and writer-director Marc Lawrence, who previously teamed on “Two Weeks Notice,” “Music and Lyrics” and “Did You Hear About The Morgans?” Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons and Chris Elliott also star.

Grant portrays a flailing screenwriter who’s divorced, broke and approaching 50 who gets a job teaching screenwriting at a university in upstate New York. There, he meets a single mom looking to start a new chapter in her life.

Producers are Liz Glotzer and Martin Shafer.

Grant has been cast opposite Meryl Streep in the opera biopic “Florence.”

The deal was negotiated by CAA on behalf of the filmmakers and Mark Ward, Jess De Leo and Grace Santos Feeney on behalf of Rlje/Image Entertainment.

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- Dave McNary

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33 Love Actually Moments That Fill Your Heart So Much It Could Burst

13 November 2014 1:27 PM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

When it comes to holiday movies, there's nothing quite like Love Actually, which manages to both fill your heart and break it with all the funny, complicated, and adorable love stories. The film came out in 2003, and just 11 years after its release, it's already considered a classic. There are more than a few memorable, quotable moments, including Hugh Grant's hilarious dance routine, the famous poster board scene with Keira Knightley, and everything about Colin Firth's crazy-cute romance with his housekeeper. To get in the holiday spirit, take a look at these Gif-worthy Love Actually moments so heartwarming and/or hilarious you won't even be able to even stand it. »

- Laura-Marie-Meyers

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Image Entertainment Picks Up Hugh Grant Comedy 'The Rewrite' for U.S.

13 November 2014 11:49 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Image Entertainment has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the Hugh Grant-Marisa Tomei comedy The Rewrite. The Castle Rock-produced film is the fourth collaboration of Grant and writer-director Marc Lawrence, following Music & Lyrics, Two Weeks Notice and Did You Hear About the Morgans?  It centers on a screenwriter (Grant) who once had it all — an Oscar, a hit movie and a beautiful wife. Fifteen years later, he's divorced and broke, so when his agent gets him a teaching job at a small university in New York, he grudgingly takes the position while hoping to write a

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- Austin Siegemund-Broka

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EOne Rides With ‘Cas & Dylan’; Image Drafts ‘The Rewrite’ – Afm Briefs

13 November 2014 11:47 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Richard Dreyfuss and Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany star in Cas & Dylan, the feature directorial debut from Jason Priestley. Entertainment One has taken all U.S. rights on the Canadian pic which sees Dreyfus as a dying doctor whose plans to check out on his own terms take a reluctant detour when he inadvertently winds up on the lam with an anything-but-normal 22-year-old girl. Produced by Montefiore Films, Cas & Dylan is written by Jessie Gabe (Mr. D, Being Erica). Breakthrough Entertainment acquired distribution rights to Cas & Dylan in 2013 and the eOne deal was brokered by Breakthrough’s Tim Brown and eOne’s Berry Meyerowitz.

Image Entertainment has taken all U.S. rights to the Marc Lawrence-directed The Rewrite. The romantic comedy reteams Lawrence with star Hugh Grant after previous collaborations on Two Weeks Notice, Music And Lyrics, and Did You Hear About The Morgans? Marisa Tomei, Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons and Chris Elliott co-star. »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Nick Lachey Is Glad He Didn't Have Kids With Jessica Simpson

12 November 2014 1:38 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Nick Lachey said not having kids with his ex is "the best thing" - Us Weekly The Oscar race just got really interesting - HuffPost Celebrity Taylor Swift has odd advice for Selena Gomez - Ok! Hugh Grant cuddled with a baby goat - Lainey Gossip Gwyneth Paltrow says she likes her wrinkles - Dlisted See Snooki's wedding invitation - Pink Is the New Blog Jessica Biel hides her baby bump under a bulky coat - JustJared Will you watch this couple's reality show? - The Superficial Famous men who also could have broken the Internet - BuzzFeed Julianne Hough works it for Shape Magazine - Hollywood Tuna Blue Ivy spends a casual day shopping with her parents - I'm Not Obsessed »

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Stephen Frears’ ‘Florence’ Warbles Way To Strong World Sales Via Pathé – Afm

12 November 2014 2:42 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

While the biggest game in town at the past week’s Afm has arguably been Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, other prestige titles have certainly enticed foreign buyers. Among them, Pathé‘s Florence, which is now going by the name Florence Foster Jenkins. The Stephen Frears-directed biopic about the real-life New York heiress and socialite who coveted a career as a great opera singer, but who lacked any real ability, stars Meryl Streep in the eponymous role and Hugh Grant as her partner and manager. Pathé has retained distribution rights in the UK, France and Switzerland. The international sales team, led by Muriel Sauzay, also secured key deals during the market in Australia (eOne), Germany (Constantin), Greece (Feelgood), Hong Kong (Sun Dream), Israel (Shani), Italy (Lucky Red), Japan (Gaga), the Middle East (Gulf Film), Scandinavia (Svensk), South Africa (M-Net) and Turkey (Fabula), among several other territories.

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- Nancy Tartaglione

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Afm: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant Drama Sells Wide

12 November 2014 2:35 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Florence Foster Jenkins, Pathe International’s upcoming drama to be directed by Stephen Frears and starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, has picked up a host of international distribution deals at Afm. The film has found distributors in Australia (EOne), Benelux (Paradiso), the Czech Republic and Slovakia (Aqs), Eastern Europe (Ablo), Germany (Constantin), Greece (Feelgood), Hong Kong (Sun Dream), Israel (Shani), Italy (Lucky Red), Japan (Gaga), the Middle East (Gulf Film), Poland (Monolith), Scandinavia (Svensk), South Africa (M-Net) and Turkey (Fabula). Pathe with distribute the film in the U.K., France and Switzerland. The company also said Wednesday that it

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- Alex Ritman

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Pathe sells Meryl Streep starrer Florence worldwide

12 November 2014 2:12 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Deals include Germany, Australia, Italy, Japan.

Pathe secured a slew of deals on Stephen FrearsFlorence Foster Jenkins biopic, starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, at the Afm.

Deals include Australia (eOne), Benelux (Paradiso), Czech Republic/Slovakia (Aqs), Eastern Europe (Ablo), Germany (Constantin), Greece (Feelgood), Hong Kong (Sun Dream), Israel (Shani), Italy (Lucky Red), Japan (Gaga), Middle East (Gulf Film), Poland (Monolith), Scandinavia (Svensk), South Africa (M-Net) and Turkey (Fabula).

Pathé will distribute the film in the UK, France and Switzerland. 

The company is in negotiation on 14 other territories.

Streep and Grant will star in the biopic of the New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great opera singer.

The film is scheduled to begin principal photography in May 2015. »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Buyers sing with Pathe’s Florence

12 November 2014 2:12 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Deals include Germany, Australia, Italy, Japan.

Pathe secured a slew of deals on Stephen FrearsFlorence Foster Jenkins biopic at the Afm.

Deals include Australia (eOne), Benelux (Paradiso), Czech Republic/Slovakia (Aqs), Eastern Europe (Ablo), Germany (Constantin), Greece (Feelgood), Hong Kong (Sun Dream), Israel (Shani), Italy (Lucky Red), Japan (Gaga), Middle East (Gulf Film), Poland (Monolith), Scandinavia (Svensk), South Africa (M-Net) and Turkey (Fabula).

Pathé will distribute the film in the UK, France and Switzerland. 

The company is in negotiation on fourteen other territories.

Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant will star in the biopic of the New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great opera singer.

The film is scheduled to begin principal photography in May 2015. »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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From Benedict Cumberbatch to Idris Elba, Americans can't resist a suave British man

6 November 2014 1:12 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Once, Americans swooned over bumbling, floppy-haired Hugh Grant. But the new breed of British dreamboats are largely tough, upper-crust men of action and theyre all over our TV shows

Maybe we should blame it on Hugh Grant, that floppy-haired, bumbling star of so many romantic comedies of the 90s and 00s, including Love, Actually (which goes into endless repetition as the holiday season approaches). It just seems like Americans cannot get enough of posh British dudes though our tastes seem to be changing with the times.

The latest to grace our shores on a regular basis is Tom Hiddleston, most widely know for playing Loki in The Avengers and two Thor movies next to Chris Hemsworth (the pile of Australian muscle is another type Americans love, but that is a whole different study entirely). Hiddleston is slated to star in The Night Manager, a British spy miniseries based on a John le Carré novel, »

- Brian Moylan

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Afm Kicks Off With Prestige Fare Amid Global Shifts & Hunt For The Perfect Fit

5 November 2014 2:00 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

A decade ago, when the Afm forged in to replace Mifed in November, it was a bastion of B-movies with B-List stars hawking themselves in multiple films, and a slew of deals that often didn’t result in anything. Now, with studios only wanting to finance sequels and superhero movies, and requiring partners to fully fund or partly pay for everything else on their slates, indie companies have new currency and are dealing with some of the biggest films in the business, with everyone from Gary Ross (The Free State Of Jones) to Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful 8) in Santa Monica courting foreign buyers.

As it sheds the schlockfest stigma the Afm once bore, attendees are focused on the increased importance of offshore returns and a more disciplined approach to the business. There’s a lot of money in the market, but rigor is key while packaging has become tougher as »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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