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Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD Release: Maurice

7 September 2017 4:46 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Hugh Grant and James Wilby star in the 1987 Merchant Ivory film, returning to disc this week! »

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Venice: Frears, Dench, Izzard, and Bollywood Star Ali Fazal Talk ‘Victoria & Abdul’

3 September 2017 8:39 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Venice, Italy — British director Stephen Frears, Dame Judi Dench, actor-comedian Eddie Izzard and Bollywood star Ali Fazal largely steered clear of playing up the present-day relevance of period piece “Victoria & Abdul” – which addresses the real-life friendship between Queen Victoria and a young Indian Muslim clerk – at the film’s Venice press conference Sunday.

Frears is being awarded the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker award in Venice, where “Victoria & Abdul” premieres Sunday evening out of competition.

Asked about how he mined the story’s humor, Frears responded: “It was always meant to be funny. I thought to myself: What film would Donald Trump most like to see?” Frears paused, then said: “It’s quite irreverent, isn’t it? I hope it is!”

Frears, who was nearly monosyllabic throughout the press conference, was subsequently asked whether he intended the pic to say something about relations between Western society and the Muslim world. “Of course it’s relevant. »

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Venice Film Review: ‘Victoria & Abdul’

3 September 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In “Victoria & Abdul,” a gilded let’s-tweak-the-Empire-but-not-really talkfest duet directed by Stephen Frears, our first encounter with Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) comes during a lavish lunch for her majesty’s golden jubilee. It’s 1887, and the 68-year-old monarch has been placed at the head of a dining table as long as a cricket field. She’s so bored and depressed that she can barely stay awake, so she eats herself into a food coma and looks ready to be wheeled out — that is, until Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a 24-year-old Indian clerk who’s been chosen to present her with a mohur (a gold coin minted by British India), approaches her royal highness. Their eyes meet, agleam with a delight that’s nearly flirtatious, as if Tinkerbell had just sprinkled fairy dust on both of them.

And so begins a love affair: not a literal one, but a mother-son, master-servant, disciple-guru »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Ben Whishaw joins Hugh Grant in A Very English Scandal

27 August 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline has revealed that Ben Whishaw has signed on to star alongside Hugh Grant in the upcoming three-part BBC One drama series A Very English Scandal, which is being directed by Stephen Frears from a script by Russell T Davies.

The drama begins in the 1960s, when homosexuality had only just been decriminalized in the UK, and tells the true story of MP Jeremy Thorpe, the first British politician to stand trial for conspiracy and incitement to murder. Grant is set to play Thorpe, with Whishaw as his former lover Norman Scott. The official logline reads:

“[Thorpe] has a secret he’s desperate to hide. As long as his ex-lover Scott is around, Thorpe’s brilliant career is at risk. Thorpe schemes and deceives — until he can see only one way to silence Scott for good. The trial of Thorpe changed society forever, illuminating the darkest secrets of the establishment. The »

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Ben Whishaw to Star Alongside Hugh Grant in 'A Very English Scandal'

25 August 2017 3:14 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Ben Whishaw is set to appear opposite Hugh Grant in A Very English Scandal, the upcoming three-part TV drama from the BBC.

The James Bond and Paddington star will play Norman Scott, the former lover of disgraced politician Jeremy Thorpe (Grant) in the real-life story, based on the book by John Preston.

Stephen Frears is directing A Very English Scandal, being written by Russell T Davies. Exec producers are Dominic Treadwell-Collins, Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin for Blueprint Television and Lucy Richer for the BBC, with Dan Winch producing. 

"It’s a dream come true, to work with »

- Alex Ritman

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Ben Whishaw Joins Hugh Grant in BBC’s ‘A Very English Scandal’

25 August 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ben Whishaw is set to play Hugh Grant’s ex-lover in “A Very English Scandal” for BBC One, writer Russell T. Davies said at the Edinburgh Intl. Television Festival on Friday.

Whishaw will star as Norman Scott, the ex-lover of disgraced British politician Jeremy Thorpe, played by Grant. In 1979, Thorpe, then leader of the Liberal party and the youngest leader of any British political party in a hundred years, was accused of conspiring to murder Scott. He was the first British politician in modern times to stand trial for murder.

The three-part drama is based on a book by British journalist John Preston and written by Davies, who created the modern iteration of “Doctor Who” in 2005 and has more recently created gay dramas “Cucumber” and “Banana,” for Channel 4 and E4, respectively. It will be directed by Stephen Frears, whose latest film, “Victoria & Abdul,” starring Judi Dench, sees its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on »

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Ben Whishaw Joins Hugh Grant In BBC’s ‘A Very English Scandal’ – Edinburgh

25 August 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Ben Whishaw has been set to star opposite Hugh Grant in A Very English Scandal. Written by Russell T Davies, the three-part BBC One drama is directed by Stephen Frears. Davies announced Whishaw’s casting at the Edinburgh International Television Festival today. As Deadline revealed in May, Grant is playing MP Jeremy Thorpe, the first British politician to stand trial for conspiracy and incitement to murder. He’s returning to British television for the first time since the… »

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An Academy Member’s Oscar Proposal: Add More Actors

3 August 2017 7:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Dear Board of Governors and members of the Academy,

Let’s face it!

Actors are the face of Oscar. Every year, I’m struck by how many more worthy performances there are than films. We often find more problems in movies we like — plot points not resolved, length issues — than we do with performances, which are more consistently flawless.

In other words, great performances are in more abundance than great films.

So why should the number of acting nominees be limited to five, rather than up to ten, as the maximum current Best Picture rules allow?  I propose increasing the number of acting nominees in all four categories, to be selected by the Entire membership, with the number of acting nominations equaling the number of Best Picture nominees.

All of the many Academy members I canvassed, including members of the Acting branch, Oscar-winners and former Governors, agreed with this proposal. »

- Mike Kaplan

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Elizabeth Hurley Proves She's Ageless, Shows Off Enviable Figure in Pretty Paisley Bikini

31 July 2017 10:57 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

If you got it, flaunt it!

Elizabeth Hurley has been posting sexy shots of herself all summer, but her newest pic may be her best one yet.

Watch: Elizabeth Hurley Waters Her Lawn in a Stunning, Plunging Purple One Piece

The 52-year-old actress posted the latest shot to her Instagram over the weekend, posing in a patterned chain bikini that highlighted her enviable stomach and toned legs.

"New Paisley Bikini from @elizabethhurleybeach coming soon," she captioned it, tagging her swimwear line.

The snap comes less than a week after she debuted a beautiful crystal blue bikini from the collection, modeling it while soaking up the sun and lying in the grass.

"No place like home," she wrote.

Et caught up with The Royals star back in February, where she shared some of her tips and tricks to staying fit.

"I don't think there is any secret, really, is there?" she said. "We all know »

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Laura Linney: 'Having a child later in life has been wonderful'

28 July 2017 3:17 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

She was a lying needy sister in Savages, an apple pie innocent in Tales of the City – and now, in Ozark, she’s fleeing Mexican drug barons. The star talks about Hugh Grant’s career, working with the wrong people, and the joys of late motherhood

It is a mark of how resistant she is to typecasting that when someone stops Laura Linney in the street and says “I love you in … ” she never knows how the sentence will end. “There are the Tales of the City fans, and they’re rabid,” she says. “There are the Love Actually fans, who are fantastic. There’s the John Adams group. There’s the indie crowd – You Can Count on Me, The Savages, The Squid and the Whale. And then there’s the theatre people.”

If there is a common strand to her roles it is their marginality; time and again she »

- Emma Brockes

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Elizabeth Hurley and David Foster Are Dating After Being 'Good Friends for Years,' Source Says

27 July 2017 11:50 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Elizabeth Hurley has found herself some summer love!

The 52-year-old supermodel has recently been romantically linked to David Foster, and a source close to the 67-year-old music producer tells Et that the two are in fact seeing one another. "Liz and David have been good friends for years and things recently turned romantic," the source said. "Liz has been close to David and his daughters and knows the family well."

Exclusive: David Foster Says He and Yolanda Are 'Really Good' Since Splitting

Things seem to be getting serious between the two as the source noted that "Liz met all of David’s close friends in Europe this week."

"They are having fun and things are still very early," added the source.

Watch: Elizabeth Hurley Says Ex Hugh Grant Is ‘Annoying,’ ‘Grumpy’ -- But a ‘10’ in Bed

In December 2015, Foster and Yolanda Hadid announced they were divorcing. He was later romantically linked to Christie Brinkley and Katharine McPhee, though »

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‘The Big Sick’ Review

26 July 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Ray Romano, Holly Hunter, Anupam Kher | Written by Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani | Directed by Michael Showalter

Michael Showalter, best known as an actor and writer on the Wet Hot American Summer TV series, directs this gentle culture clash comedy, based on the real-life experiences of (screenwriters) Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley).

We meet Kumail (Nanjiani) and Emily (Zoe Kazan) around 18 months before the latter is put in a coma. He’s a stand-up in a run-down comedy club; she’s a Psychology student. More of a meet-awkward than a meet-cute, his chat-up lines are cheesy and she’s kinda goofy. They hit it off, and we get the standard highlights reel from the next few months of their relationship.

Then Emily discovers a box of photos of other women. These are the potential wives chosen for Kumail by his Muslim parents. »

- Rupert Harvey

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‘Queer as Folk,’ ‘Doctor Who’ Showrunner to Receive Edinburgh Achievement Award

25 July 2017 6:16 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

British screenwriter Russell T. Davies, famed for his groundbreaking gay series “Queer as Folk” and the successful reboot of “Doctor Who,” will receive the Edinburgh TV Festival’s Outstanding Achievement Award next month.

The festival announced Tuesday that Davies will pick up the award in the Scottish capital on Aug. 24 and hold an onstage conversation with longtime collaborator Nicola Shindler of Red Production Co.

Davies revived “Doctor Who” for the BBC in 2005 and spun off two additional series, “Torchwood” and “The Sarah Jane Adventures.” A champion of gay-themed stories, he also created the “Cucumber,” “Banana” and “Tofu” series for Channel 4. Other works by Davies include “Bob & Rose,” “The Second Coming,” and Casanova.

The Bafta-winning writer is currently adapting “A Very English Scandal,” about British politician Jeremy Thorpe, who was accused of putting out a contract on his wife’s life, for the BBC. The show will air on flagship channel BBC One in 2018, and will be »

- Henry Chu

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33 Celebrity Godparents You Had No Idea About

20 July 2017 10:35 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

When it comes to choosing godparents, people often pick those closest to them to inspire and provide guidance to their child. So it's no surprise that most celebrity kids end up with very big stars influencing their upbringing. Steven Spielberg is godfather to a pair of huge stars, Drew Barrymore and Gwyneth Paltrow, and Nicole Richie's got two superstar goddads of her own. Michelle Williams's little girl, Matilda Ledger, calls Jake Gyllenhaal and Busy Philipps her honorary parents, while Courteney Cox looked to Bff Jennifer Aniston to take the role of godmother to her daughter, Coco Arquette. See more sets of surprising celebrity godparents, including Elton John, Hugh Grant, and Lady Gaga, when you scroll through now. »

- Brittney Stephens

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Get The Look: Kate Middleton’s Catherine Walker & Co Floral Dress At Wimbledon Final

18 July 2017 8:20 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton wore a classic white dress with a floral skirt to the Wimbledon tennis final to see Roger Federer snag his eighth title. >Get Look Like Kate Middleton’S Wimbledon Dress For Less The Duchess and her husband Prince William enjoyed a day of tennis along with other celebs such as Hugh GrantEddie Redmayne and Bradley Cooper. […]

Source: uInterview

The post Get The Look: Kate Middleton’s Catherine Walker & Co Floral Dress At Wimbledon Final appeared first on uInterview. »

- Hillary Luehring-Jones

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Why Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner Are the Best Indie Producers in the World Right Now

10 July 2017 9:36 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Working Title producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, whose latest hit is Edgar Wright’s wheel-and-disc-spinning breakout “Baby Driver” (June 28, Sony), which has tracked $64 million worldwide to date.

Bottom Line: This brainy duo with plummy British accents have been turning out a consistent slate of smart global hits since the ’80s. The London-based co-chairmen of Working Title boast the best taste in the business. They chase mainstream quality fare. That’s their gig. But even so over the years, partnering with Universal Pictures, with freedom to greenlight movies up to $35 million, their films have grossed an impressive almost $7 billion dollars worldwide.

Career Peaks: From the start, Working Title founder Tim Bevan gravitated to local stories with global potential like “My Beautiful Laundrette,” Stephen Frears’ searing »

- Anne Thompson

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Why Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner Are the Best Indie Producers in the World Right Now

10 July 2017 9:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Working Title producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, whose latest hit is Edgar Wright’s wheel-and-disc-spinning breakout “Baby Driver” (June 28, Sony), which has tracked $64 million worldwide to date.

Bottom Line: This brainy duo with plummy British accents have been turning out a consistent slate of smart global hits since the ’80s. The London-based co-chairmen of Working Title boast the best taste in the business. They chase mainstream quality fare. That’s their gig. But even so over the years, partnering with Universal Pictures, with freedom to greenlight movies up to $35 million, their films have grossed an impressive almost $7 billion dollars worldwide.

Career Peaks: From the start, Working Title founder Tim Bevan gravitated to local stories with global potential like “My Beautiful Laundrette,” Stephen Frears’ searing »

- Anne Thompson

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Geostorm, Atomic Blonde, and Paddington 2 make our weekly movie news roundup!

7 July 2017 12:10 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Geostorm, Atomic Blonde, and Paddington 2 make our weekly movie news roundup!Geostorm, Atomic Blonde, and Paddington 2 make our weekly movie news roundup!Adriana Floridia7/7/2017 2:10:00 Pm

With everyone celebrating Canada Day and Independence Day, respectively, it was a light week in the world of movie news. However, here are a few gems that dropped this week that we're very excited for. 

First up is the first trailer for Geostorm, which follows a climate scientist who must travel to outer space to save the planet from a climate-controlling satellite system gone wrong. The trailer is filled with hurricanes and other major natural events that look like they'll make for one outrageous disaster movie. Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish and Ed Harris star. Catch Geostorm in Cineplex theatres October 20th.

A new poster was released for the very adorable Paddington 2, which looks like it will be filled »

- Adriana Floridia

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Paddington 2 and Atomic Blonde top our daily movie news roundup!

5 July 2017 2:28 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Paddington 2 and Atomic Blonde top our daily movie news roundup!Paddington 2 and Atomic Blonde top our daily movie news roundup!Amanda Wood7/5/2017 4:28:00 Pm

Everyone’s favourite British bear is back, and he's just as cute as ever.

A new poster was released for the very adorable Paddington 2, which looks like it will be filled with as much rain gear and marmalade as the first instalment. Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, and Peter Capaldi star, alongside other huge names in British talent, including Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Jim Broadbent, and Julie Walters. If it’s anywhere near as charming as its predecessor, Paddington 2 will be high up on our list of what to watch next year!

Paddington 2 hits Cineplex theatres January 12th 2018.

In other, completely unrelated news, a cool new clip for the Charlize Theron actioner Atomic Blonde was just released, and it »

- Amanda Wood

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David Reviews Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog [Criterion Blu-Ray Review]

27 June 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Of all the individuals ever assigned the task of sitting alongside the camera operator to direct a motion picture, I feel confident saying that none have been subjected to closer analytical scrutiny and more widespread popular acclaim than Alfred Hitchcock. Routinely considered one of the greatest, if not the preeminent, cinematic geniuses of all time, the “Master of Suspense” boasts an unparalleled litany of superlative achievements dating back to the silent film era and continuing over the course of five decades. His career can conveniently be broken down and digested in a handful of different eras, with most Hitchcock fans beginning their acquaintance with his work based on the legendary run he enjoyed through the 1950s in perennial “greatest film of all time” candidates like Vertigo and Rear Window, then moving either forward in time to classic shockers like Psycho and The Birds from the 1960s, or backward into his »

- David Blakeslee

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