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"Doctor Who: Last Christmas"

12 December 2014 8:57 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more new footage from the tenth "Doctor Who" Christmas special titled "Last Christmas", starring Peter Capaldi as the alien Time Lord 'Doctor Who' and Nick Frost ("Shaun Of The Dead") as 'Santa Claus', airing December 25, 2014:

"...'The Doctor' is an alien 'Time Lord' from the planet 'Gallifrey' who travels through all of time and space in his 'Tardis'.

"His current travel companion is 'Clara Oswald', though he has a long list of friends and companions who have shared journeys with him. Instead of dying...

"... the 'Doctor' is able to 'regenerate' into a new body, taking on a new personality with each regeneration. Eleven actors, plus John Hurt, have played the Doctor thus far.

"Now it's the 'North Pole' @ Christmas, and there's trouble..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Doctor Who"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Bradley Cooper 'Owns' The Elephant Man on Broadway, Critics Say

8 December 2014 4:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

2014 was supposed to be the year of the Chrises, but nobody told Bradley Cooper. People's 2011 Sexiest Man Alive is making a serious play for dominance in 2014: His voiceover performance in Guardians of the Galaxy wrung a surprising amount of pathos from the role of a gun-toting space raccoon, his performance in American Sniper is already garnering Oscar buzz, and he's starring in playwright Bernard Pomerance's The Elephant Man, which officially opened on Broadway Sunday night. Unlike John Hurt in director David Lynch's 1980 movie about the life of Joseph "John" Merrick, actors playing the real-life role on the stage do so without prosthetics, »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Team Fyc: "Only Lovers Left Alive" for Hair & Makeup

6 December 2014 9:08 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Editor's Note: We're featuring individually chosen Fyc's for various longshots in the Oscar race. We'll never repeat a film or a category so we hope you enjoy the variety of picks. And if you're lucky enough to be an AMPAS, HFPA, or Critics Group voter, take note! Here's Tim on Only Lovers Left Alive.

From Gary Oldman’s transformation into a desiccated gargoyle, to a 7-year-old wearing plastic fangs, vampires have long been an inspiration for disguising human beings as immortal bloodsuckers. And with Only Lovers Left Alive, the hair and makeup designer Gerd Zeiss has made a terrific addition to the annals of the cinematic undead.

Director Jim Jarmusch’s vision for the film was more about characters detached from time than horror, and so the vampires played by Tilda Swinton,Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowsa, and John Hurt haven’t been designed to look like animate corpses, so »

- Tim Brayton

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New Images From "Doctor Who: Last Christmas"

5 December 2014 12:12 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more new images from the tenth "Doctor Who" Christmas special titled "Last Christmas", starring Peter Capaldi as the alien Time Lord 'Doctor Who' and Nick Frost ("Shaun Of The Dead") as 'Santa Claus', airing December 25, 2014:

"...'The Doctor' is an alien 'Time Lord' from the planet 'Gallifrey' who travels through all of time and space in his 'Tardis'.

"His current travel companion is 'Clara Oswald', though he has a long list of friends and companions who have shared journeys with him. Instead of dying...

"... the 'Doctor' is able to 'regenerate' into a new body, taking on a new personality with each regeneration. Eleven actors, plus John Hurt, have played the Doctor thus far.

"Now it's the 'North Pole' @ Christmas, and there's trouble..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Doctor Who"...

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- Michael Stevens

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"The Doctor Who Christmas Special"

4 December 2014 2:19 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ the tenth "Doctor Who" Christmas special, starring Peter Capaldi as the alien Time Lord 'Doctor Who' and Nick Frost ("Shaun Of The Dead") as 'Santa Claus', airing December 25, 2014:

"...'The Doctor' is an alien 'Time Lord' from the planet 'Gallifrey' who travels through all of time and space in his 'Tardis'. 

"His current travel companion is 'Clara Oswald', though he has a long list of friends and companions who have shared journeys with him. Instead of dying...

"... the 'Doctor' is able to 'regenerate' into a new body, taking on a new personality with each regeneration. Eleven actors, plus John Hurt, have played the Doctor thus far.

"Now it's the 'North Pole' @ Christmas, and there's trouble..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Doctor Who"...

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- Michael Stevens

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14 Minutes Of Deleted Hercules Scenes Featuring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

3 December 2014 12:21 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Check out the video below to watch 14-minutes of deleted scenes from Brett Ratner's action-adventure film, Hercules. Come see more of John Hurt, Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the titular role. The film was loosely-based on Steve Moore's graphic novel, Hercules: The Thracian Wars, which was published by Radical Comics in 2009. Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend. Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the »

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British Independent Film Awards Honor Full Range of Brit Pics

2 December 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With alternative modes of production reshaping the definition of “mainstream” well beyond the reach of studio cinema, it can be difficult for independent cinema to maintain its, well, independence.

Yet the British Independent Film Awards, now in their 17th year, still occupy a unique position in the U.K. awards calendar. Though their definition of independent cinema is hardly elitist, their nominees annually cover a large sector of British cinema not served by the BAFTAs — as the latter institution models itself ever more directly on the American Academy Awards, their spotlighting of homegrown product grows increasingly selective.

As a measure of the disconnect, the last three winners of Bifa’s top prize — “Tyrannosaur,” “Broken” and “Metro Manila” — scored just four BAFTA nominations among them, all in specialized or subsidiary categories. This year’s Bifa nominee list sees Yann Demange’s tough, low-grossing Troubles thriller “’71,” above, leading the count ahead of »

- Guy Lodge

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MovieWeb's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!

1 December 2014 12:29 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It gets harder and harder each and every year to find that perfect gift for the one you love. Thanksgiving is over, so its time to get a jump start on your Christmas shopping today! We've collected all of the biggest and best Blu-ray and DVD releases available this year in one convenient place. Whether you're hunting for Dad, Mom, a cousin, your kids or that long distant Aunt whose been living in a commune for the past three years, you simply can't go wrong with the gift of movies, or a favorite TV show. From the biggest Hollywood blockbusters to a few cult favorites, and even a very obscure release for that one snobby cinefile on your list, we have everyone covered...Even you! Take a look, and discover that finding the perfect gift really isn't that hard. Not when everyone loves a good film! Here is the best »

- MovieWeb

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Watch: Dwayne Johnson Talks ‘Hercules’ In New Featurette

28 November 2014 3:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Released on Monday 1st December, you can bring home the ultimate tale of strength and valour when Hercules is released on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and DVD!

Director Brett Ratner has re-imagined the inspiring mythological adventures of the infamous half-man, half-god in this exhilarating epic, with the awesome Dwayne Johnson as the mighty Hercules in this thrilling story of fearlessness, courage and heroism. When a terrifying new enemy threatens the innocent people of Thrace, Hercules and his fearless team of warriors must lead their army in a battle against overwhelming odds. Hercules includes a sensational cast of acclaimed actors including Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, Rufus Sewell, and John Hurt.

When Hercules begins to doubt the King’s noble intentions, he is faced with an impossible choice between his life and his honour. Can our hero live up to his legendary name to uncover the truth and protect the innocents?

Check out this awesome new featurette:

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- Dan Bullock

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More "Doctor Who Christmas Special"

27 November 2014 1:38 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take amother look @ the tenth "Doctor Who" Christmas special, starring Peter Capaldi as the alien Time Lord 'Doctor Who' and Nick Frost ("Shaun Of The Dead") as 'Santa Claus':

"...'The Doctor' is an alien 'Time Lord' from the planet 'Gallifrey' who travels through all of time and space in his 'Tardis'. 

"His current travel companion is 'Clara Oswald', though he has a long list of friends and companions who have shared journeys with him. Instead of dying, the 'Doctor' is able to 'regenerate' into a new body, taking on a new personality with each regeneration. Eleven actors, plus John Hurt, have played the Doctor thus far.

"Now it's the 'North Pole' @ Christmas, and there's trouble..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Doctor Who"...

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- Michael Stevens

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The Real People Who Inspired The Characters on American Horror Story Freak Show

23 November 2014 4:27 PM, PST | Best-Horror-Movies.com | See recent Best-Horror-Movies.com news »

American Horror Story Freak Show has a unique cast of characters many of whom closely resemble people who actually existed and in some cases who still exist. Still others may have others with similar skills who existed in the past but their appearance on Ahs is all about them. Over the centuries freaks shows have been real as with the 16th century conjoined twins Lazarus and Joannus Baptista Colloredo fake like the P.T. Barnum with the Feejee mermaid and tragic such as Joseph Merick the Elephant Man who ended up being the subject of a film starring John Hurt. Whether the toast of the town subjects of ridicule or fodder for fear and unease the freaks in the spotlight somehow found a way to make the most of the hand they have. »

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1984 Is Getting Adapted By This Beloved Director

20 November 2014 1:24 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

We certainly aren.t hurting for dystopian book-to-movie adaptations, especially with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I releasing this weekend. However, I can.t help but get ridiculously excited whenever more news is released about the upcoming film adaptation of 1984, which now has a director. The Hollywood Reporter just confirmed that Paul Greengrass, who recently directed The Bourne Ultimatum and will most likely helm the next Bourne film , will be directing 1984. Appropriately, it's been since 1984 that we.ve had a big screen adaptation of Orwell.s classic book. The .84 production of Nineteen Eighty-Four had John Hurt playing the lead of Winston Smith. While there aren.t any casting announcements for this new book-to-screen adaptation quite yet, the team working to bring the book back to the screen is shaping up to be an awesome one. The script will be written by James Graham (he wrote the book to the »

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New 1984 Adaptation on the Books for Sony and Paul Greengrass

20 November 2014 10:19 AM, PST | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Sony Pictures is setting up a new adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian book "1984" with Paul Greengrass attached to direct and Scott Rudin (No Country for Old Men) producing with Gina Rosenblum.

Michael Radford's 1984 version of 1984 starring John Hurt is, in my mind, not only a powerful dystopian vision that holds up very well after 30 years, but one of my favourite films of all time. So Where Is The Blu-ray already!?

There was also an adaptation made in the 1950s.

Anyway, it am extremely interested to see what direction this adaptation takes. Radford's film set a gritty, apocalyptic visual style that is still prevalent today for this kind of material. In light of the current digital world and the state of surveillance, I'm sure a new take of the film will be very different. [Continued ...] »

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Paul Greengrass to direct a new version of George Orwell's 1984

20 November 2014 9:31 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Looks like a new adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian classic novel 1984 is on the way with quite the director behind the camera. Deadline is reporting that The Bourne Supremacy and Captain Philips helmer Paul Greengrass is working on a new version of 1984 from a script by James Graham. 1984 has been adapted twice before from the 1949 novel, most famously by Michael Radnor thirty years ago. That film starred John Hurt and Richard Burton. The visuals inspired the iconic Apple commercial »

- Alex Maidy

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'1984' Movie Adaptation Lands 'Bourne' Director Paul Greengrass

20 November 2014 9:16 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Bourne director Paul Greengrass is set to take on the upcoming 1984 remake for Sony Pictures.

Based on George Orwell's classic 1948 novel, 1984 is set in a futuristic world where individuality and privacy are outlawed. Citizens are forced to live in service to an all-seeing entity referred to as "Big Brother." The story follows a man tasked with rewriting history. He rebels after falling in love with a woman, which is considered a dangerous endeavor in his dystopian society. John Hurt played the lead in Michael Radford's 1984 version. Michael Anderson also directed a version of the tale in 1956. It is not known how this version of the story will be updated for today's surveillance encumbered social climate.

Scott Rudin and Gina Rosenblum are producing, with James Graham (Finding Neverland) set as the screenwriter. Rudin and Paul Greengrass previously teamed on the Oscar-nominated Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks. They are next »

- MovieWeb

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Paul Greengrass to Direct George Orwell’s 1984

20 November 2014 8:11 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four is once again getting a feature film adaptation. The project is set up at Sony Pictures, and they’ve hired director Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips) to adapt it for the big screen. 

The first film adaptation was released in 1956, but most people remember the version that starred John Hurt, which was released in the year 1984. That was a great movie, and I’m curious to see what Greengrass’ vision of this story will be.

The story is set in a world where, due to a constant war, state surveillance is everywhere. The novel introduced the term “Big Brother” to the world, and the themes of the book have caught up with us as it’s a reflection of the modern day controversy of drones, CCTV, phone hacking, and government infringement of privacy laws.

The script is being written by James Graham, and »

- Joey Paur

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1984 Gets A Remake: Paul Greengrass To Direct

20 November 2014 7:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It would appear that Hollywood have been playing close attention to our 1984 Retrospective series as the news breaks of a 1984 remake. Our series focussed on films released in the year 1984 with one of the elements of each article being whether or not more films were needed. Sadly the studios didn’t get to the end of the one that dealt with the John Hurt classic. If they had they would know that it would be a little silly to remake it now as the era has passed. Other reasons put forward by us include the fact that there are countless copycat films that deal with dystopia, the market starting to become saturated.

Our thoughts aside the project is picking up momentum, Paul Greengrass has been linked to direct. Based on the classic novel by George Orwell, the story follows Winston Smith, a resident of totalitarian state Oceania who finds himself »

- Kat Smith

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Paul Greengrass attached to George Orwell's '1984,' which we’re basically living already

20 November 2014 6:21 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Big Brother is Watching You," wrote George Orwell in his eternal novel "1984." If only the author had lived to see "Citizenfour."  As the age of Nsa snooping comes into the light, Orwell’s dystopian novel remains as pertinent as ever (this month, an Egyptian college student was arrested while carrying a copy of the novel, a move many reporters saw as a moment of life-imitating-art). Sony Pictures agrees: The studio has setup a new adaptation of the film with the project-hoarding Paul Greengrass attached to direct. Scott Rudin and Gina Rosenblum will produce the project, Deadline reports. "1984" follows the lead character Winston Smith as he rebels against the hellish bureaucracy of Airstrip One. Overpowering its citizens with surveillance, manipulation, propaganda, and legal action — any independent thinking is consider a "thoughtcrime" — the dream-prone Winston slips away from the oppressive government to encounter romance and freedom, paying the price when Big Brother catches him in the act. »

- Matt Patches

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Paul Greengrass to direct new movie adaptation of George Orwell's 1984

20 November 2014 1:55 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Paul Greengrass will direct a new film adaptation of George Orwell's 1984.

The Bourne Ultimatum director will take the lead on the Sony Pictures project, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

He will reunite with Scott Rudin for the film, after previously working with the producer on Captain Philips. They will also team up on Martin Luther King biopic Memphis.

Gina Rosenblum is set to produce, with Finding Neverland musical writer James Graham on board to pen the script.

Orwell's tale of state surveillance and war was previously brought to the big screen in 1956 and 1984, with John Hurt playing Winston Smith in the latter picture.

Meanwhile, Matt Damon recently confirmed that he and Greengrass will return to the Bourne franchise for a new film, due out in 2016.

Watch the trailer for John Hurt's 1984 below: »

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Paul Greengrass set to tackle George Orwell's 1984

19 November 2014 10:31 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Once he's done with Jason Bourne 5, director Paul Greengrass looks like he'll be tackling George Orwell's 1984...

The last adaptation of George Orwell's 1984 saw John Hurt taking on the role of Winston Smith, with Michael Radford directing. Fittingly, that was released in 1984. Fast forward 30 years, and another take on the classic novel is coming, but this time with Paul Greengrass at the helm.

Greengrass, whose next project is set to be his return to the world of Jason Bourne (having previously helmed The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum), has been linked to the project by Deadline. Sony Pictures is funding the new 1984, and James Graham, who previously penned Finding Neverland, is currently on scripting duties.

Scott Rudin and Gina Rosenblum are attached as producers, The earliest we'd imagine the watchful eye of Big Brother could return to the screen would be 2017, assuming the next Bourne film takes priority for Greengrass. »

- simonbrew

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