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Exclusive clip from 'The Hundred-Foot Journey': 'You are trespassing too'

11 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

What starts with a "Bonjour!" ends with an insult in this brand new clip from DreamWorks' "The Hundred-Foot Journey," exclusive to HitFix. Helen Mirren plays acclaimed restaurant owner Madame Mallory who approaches some new visitors to her tiny French town. As Papa Kadam (Om Puri) and son Hasan (Manish Dayal) poke around an unkempt property to investigate its potential for a restaurant, Mallory gets a bit poke-y, too. A couple civil barbs over trespassing are exchanged, then Papa has a quick lesson for the Madame: just because he inquired about getting a discount at another potential site for his family's Indian eatery "doesn't mean I'm poor. It means I'm thrifty." If the trailer to the flick is any indication, the temperature's only set to rise in this overseas culinary, cultural adventure. "The Hundred-Foot Journey" heads to theaters on Aug. 8, directed by Lasse Hallström and based on the novel of the same same. »

- Katie Hasty

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Katie Holmes And Ryan Reynolds Film 'Woman In Gold'

20 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Katie Holmes and Ryan Reynolds were captured filming a scene for Woman in Gold in Los Angeles recently.

Katie Holmes, Ryan Renolds Film 'Woman In Gold'

In Woman in Gold, Holmes, 35, and Reynolds, 37, play a married couple and parents to three young children. While shooting around a reservoir in the San Fernando Valley, the two pushed a baby in a stroller, walking and talking. For the day on set, Holmes looked casual in a tank top, jeans and Converse sneakers. Reynolds was a bit more dressed up with a button-down tucked into khaki pants and brown loafers.

Directed by Simon Curtis from a screenplay by Alexi Katy Campbell, Woman in Gold follows octogenarian Jewish refugee Maria Altman (Helen Mirren), who is fighting to recoup artwork that belonged to her family that was lost during World War II. One of the pieces she’s hoping to retrieve is Austrian »

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TV News: Dogs, Prime, Awards, Fall

20 July 2014 11:37 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Mad Dogs

Amazon has officially given a pilot order to a U.S. remake of the British black comedy/thriller "Mad Dogs", taking over the production from FX. The original show's creator is teaming with "Last Resort" and "The Shield" show runner Shawn Ryan on the potential series with Emmy winner Charles McDougall set to direct the pilot.

The story follows the reunion of four forty-something guys who visit their now seemingly rich old school friend in an exotic locale. Things soon take an unexpected and dark turn. The original was set in Majorca (and later Ibiza, Morocco and Cape Town). The U.S. version shifts the action to Belize. [Source: Deadline]

Prime Suspect

"Prime Suspect" author Lynda La Plante is penning "Tennison," a new book set in the 1970s dealing with a twenty-something version of Jane Tennison - the iconic character Helen Mirren played on in the various "Prime Suspect" mini-series »

- Garth Franklin

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I am fine after surgery - Om Puri

19 July 2014 3:27 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

A cancer scare caused by an intimidating white patch in his mouth had all of actor Om Puri's friends and well-wishers worried after the report of the physical irregularity was out. But after a mouth surgery on Wednesday, Omji spoke to this writer from his bed at the Hinduja hospital on Friday afternoon. Sounding hale and hearty he said, "When this white patch was detected in my mouth I was hospitalized and fearing the worst, immediate surgery was performed. Most luckily for me the patch was found to be benign. So there is no threat to my life." Omji has been strictly advised to quit smoking. "After years of inability to kick the habit, I've quit smoking with immediate effect. Nothing is more important than one's health. I've realized this after being in hospital." Om Puri is expected to be discharged from hospital on Saturday. The actor extraordinaire whose »

- Subhash K. Jha

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Prime Suspect prequel series will star newcomer, says Lynda La Plante

18 July 2014 7:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Lynda La Plante has revealed that she wants a newcomer to play Jane Tennison in a new Prime Suspect prequel.

The crime author is penning new book Tennison - set in the 1970s - and has hinted that a TV adaptation could follow.

"I don't want a face that's well known," La Plante told blinkbox Books. "A search will go out to every drama school and acting academy. She has to explode onto the screen."

Helen Mirren previously played Tennison on ITV's Prime Suspect between 1991 and 2006.

"[The new actress] will have the most formidable task because they know who Helen Mirren is," La Plante added. "Helen Mirren has a very rare quality as an actress. She has an incredible weight to her, and stillness."

The writer also said it has been "terribly exciting' writing her prequel novel, which is expected to be published in 2015.

"The character Jane Tennison is only in her early 20s, »

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San Sebastian reveals culinary titles

18 July 2014 6:02 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The programme is made up of seven features and four shorts; Tokyo Gohan Film Festival to present one of the films with a special prize.

The fourth edition of San Sebastian’s “Culinary Zinema: Film and Gastronomy” section - a collaboration with the Berlin Film Festival and the Basque Culinery Center - will open September 20 with Lasse Hallstrom’s The Hundred-Foot Journey, starring Helen Mirren.

A total of seven full-length films and four short films make up this year’s programme.

The selection will be accompanied by themed dinners prepared by international chefs at the Basque Culinary Center and Spanish restaurants Mirador de Ulía, ni neu and Tenis Ondarreta.

For the first time this year The Tokyo Gohan Film Festival has also come onboard to award one of the films with a prize of €10,000 for its international distributor, or, in the event that it has no distributor, for its producer.

Naoki Kai, director »

- sarah.cooper@screendaily.com (Sarah Cooper)

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Helen Mirren Delivers the Sass in Our Exclusive 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' Preview (Video)

18 July 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Helen Mirren wants to give us what we want, and what we want is a Helen Mirren who can deliver one-liners with gusto and give as good as she gets. Which is why she's the perfect Dame (sorry, Judy Dench) to play Madame Mallory, the prim and proper (and stubborn as all get out) proprietor of a Michelin-starred restaurant in the French countryside, in "The Hundred-Foot Journey."

The movie, which has the impressive credentials of being produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg, and directed by Lasse Hallström ("Chocolat"), concerns an Indian family that opens a restaurant directly across from Madame Mallory's very fancy French restaurant, an establishment that draws guests in the form of prime ministers, presidents, and other assorted dignitaries.

In this preview, debuting exclusively on Moviefone, Papa Kadam is very angry with Madame Mallory about her insistence that his son, the very talented Hassan, come work in her kitchen. »

- Tim Hayne

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Katie Holmes Steps Out with a Fake Baby Bump

17 July 2014 12:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Katie Holmes was spotted with a large baby bump on Wednesday. But you can hold off on the cards and gifts - she's not expecting baby number two. The actress, 35, was snapped on the set of her new film Woman In Gold wearing a prosthetic pregnancy belly. Holmes, who is mom to daughter Suri Cruise, 8, stayed in character while taking a break from shooting the film, opting to keep the prosthetic bump on as she walked around set and grabbed a snack from craft services. She plays the wife of Ryan Reynolds in the movie, which tells the story of »

- Isabel Sanhueza

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Katie Holmes Steps Out with a Fake Baby Bump

17 July 2014 12:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Katie Holmes was spotted with a large baby bump on Wednesday. But you can hold off on the cards and gifts - she's not expecting baby number two. The actress, 35, was snapped on the set of her new film Woman In Gold wearing a prosthetic pregnancy belly. Holmes, who is mom to daughter Suri Cruise, 8, stayed in character while taking a break from shooting the film, opting to keep the prosthetic bump on as she walked around set and grabbed a snack from craft services. She plays the wife of Ryan Reynolds in the movie, which tells the story of »

- Isabel Sanhueza

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Here's What It Would Look Like If Katie Holmes and Ryan Reynolds Had Kids

17 July 2014 5:55 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

If you've ever wondered what it would be like if Katie Holmes and Ryan Reynolds had kids together and transformed into regular suburban parents, these photos will help answer a few questions for you. The two actors looked like they were part of one big happy family when they filmed scenes for their newest film, The Woman in Gold, in La on Wednesday. We had already seen Ryan in his dorky dad costume earlier on set, but this is the first time that we're seeing him in action as a family man alongside Katie. On Monday, Ryan was spotted filming scenes with Helen Mirren, who plays a Jewish World War II survivor who enlists an attorney (played by Ryan) to help retrieve her family's paintings that were seized by the Austrian government during wartime. While Ryan will often get visited on set by his wife, Blake Lively, she has yet »

- Maria Mercedes Lara

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The Twilight Zone: The Complete ‘80s Series is Coming to DVD

16 July 2014 1:58 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With all of the TV shows that are on Blu-ray and DVD, it’s a little hard to believe that the 80′s relaunch of The Twilight Zone is not already available, but Image Entertainment is planning to release the entire series together on DVD next month:

“Los Angeles, July 15, 2014 – Image Entertainment, an Rlj Entertainment (Nasdaq: Rlje) brand, announces the release of The Twilight Zone: The Complete ‘80s Series, available on DVD August 26, 2014, at an Srp of $59.98.

Travel into the fifth dimension once again with The Twilight Zone, testing the limits of reality and exploring the mysteries of the universe. Airing from 1985 to 1989, this critically acclaimed anthology series carried on the legacy of the original Rod Serling program and attracted a brand new audience of fans. The series features major stars – including Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and Martin Landau to name a few – in compelling tales of intrigue »

- Jonathan James

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Complete 1980s Twilight Zone Revival Series Headed Home

16 July 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Decades after the original "Twilight Zone" came to an end, the first of two revival series premiered on CBS and ran for three seasons. Though all of those seasons have previously been made available on DVD...

...they're now being collected together for the very first time courtesy of Image Entertainment, and you'll find full release details by reading on!

From the Press Release

Image Entertainment, an Rlj Entertainment brand, announces the release of The Twilight Zone: The Complete ‘80s Series, available on DVD August 26, 2014, at an Srp of $59.98.

Travel into the fifth dimension once again with The Twilight Zone, testing the limits of reality and exploring the mysteries of the universe. Airing from 1985 to 1989, this critically acclaimed anthology series carried on the legacy of the original Rod Serling program and attracted a brand new audience of fans. The series features major stars – including Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, »

- John Squires

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North and South American Pix Among Locarno Fest Mix

16 July 2014 2:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — The 67th Locarno Film Festival has unveiled a promising lineup, which sees particularly strong presences from both North and South America, more established auteurs competing alongside lots of newcomers, and a distinct diversity of genres and styles that is becoming the trademark of artistic director Carlo Chatrian, now at his second edition.

As previously announced, the Swiss fest dedicated to indie and innovative cinema in its different forms will open with Luc Besson’s Scarlett Johansson-starrer “Lucy,” launching out-of-competition from Locarno’s 8,000 seat open-air Piazza Grande venue on Aug. 7, shortly after the English-language sci-fi thriller bows Stateside July 25 via Universal.

Other titles unspooling on the Piazza Grande include the fest bow of Lasse Hallstrom’s “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey, which turns on a displaced family from India who open a restaurant in the South of France. This DreamWorks/Participant Media crowdpleaser starring »

- Nick Vivarelli

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The Twilight Zone: The Complete ’80s Series is Coming to DVD

15 July 2014 7:28 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Image Entertainment is going to release The Twilight Zone: The Complete '80s Series on DVD August 26th. This revival kicked off in 1985 and lasted until '89. The revamped series welcomed a lot of genre vets like Peter Medak, Wes Craven, Tommy Lee Wallace, William Friedkin, John Milius, Atom Egoyan and many others and it pulled in stars Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and Martin Landau to name a few.

The post The Twilight Zone: The Complete ’80s Series is Coming to DVD appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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Not Even a Buttoned-Up Look Can Hide Ryan Reynolds's Hotness

15 July 2014 2:10 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Ryan Reynolds, is that you? The sexy star was spotted wearing business attire and glasses on the La set of his latest film, Woman in Gold, with costar Helen Mirren on Monday. Ryan flashed a sweet smirk to the cameras, waving before changing into a more casual look. In the film, which also stars Katie Holmes, Helen plays a real-life Jewish WWII survivor who fought the Austrian government for paintings seized from her family, enlisting the help of an attorney played by Ryan. Last month, the cute costars cozied up at Glamour UK's Women of the Year Awards, where Ryan presented her with the icon award. While Ryan's busy shooting his latest movie, his wife, Blake Lively, is making headlines with a new project of her own. There's been plenty of buzz over the past few months about Blake's new website, which is reportedly set to launch next week. In the meantime, »

- Laura Marie Meyers

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“I’ll Drink to That…”: Top 10 Alcoholic Movie Characters

15 July 2014 1:36 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Alcoholism in the movies have been played for both dramatic and comical effect. In fact some of the binge drinking done on the big screen have garnered considerable praise and pathos resulting in many performers winning Oscars and Oscar nominations based on this very serious addiction.

The alcoholic in cinema is larger in life because it is a societal reflection of the demons and destruction that affect millions of people globally. Film allows for the liberty to use creative licenses to highlight the physical and psychological pain and false feelings of pleasure to convey the true face of alcoholism and its hold on fictional characterizations that are bound by the poisonous allure of the bottle. However heavy-handed or hearty it may seem in portraying the detached drinker or happy drunk one thing is for certain…the depth and dimensional range of the chronic cinema sipper has never disappointed in giving »

- Frank Ochieng

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EOne Goes Toe to Toe With Hollywood Majors in U.K.

15 July 2014 11:52 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Entertainment One is well-placed to retain its position as the U.K.’s top independent distributor after a strong first half of the year, and a muscular slate for the remaining months. But, as Alex Hamilton, managing director, eOne Films U.K., tells Variety, the company has aspirations to be considered on a par with the Hollywood majors.

EOne has been the top indie in the U.K. for three of the past four years, and last year finished ahead of two studios, Sony and Paramount, with its box office totaling more than £100 million ($171 million) for the first time.

The distrib’s slate for first six months of 2014 included “12 Years a Slave,” which took over $34.3 million at the U.K. box office, “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Divergent.”

Upcoming pics for 2014 include Daniel Radcliffe starrer “What If,” David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars” and Jake Gyllenhaal starrer “Nightcrawler.” 2015 will »

- Leo Barraclough

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'Hundred-Foot Journey' producer's first film finds Spielberg and Winfrey along for the ride

14 July 2014 8:43 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Beverly Hills, Calif. — If you're going to make your first foray into producing feature films, you can do a lot worse than to have Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey by your side. That's just how things turned out for Juliet Blake, a content producer for Ted Talks who has been with "The Hundred-Foot Journey" since before the book was even published. "I loved the title," she says of the first time she came across Richard C. Morais' novel. "I thought, 'What could be a hundred-foot journey?' I was intrigued." The film tells the story of Hassan (Manish Dayal), an Indian teenager who relocates to the south of France with his family after growing up learning the secrets of Indian cuisine and enduring the tragic loss of his mother. They set up shop across the street from a Michelin starred destination restaurant run by the forthright Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren »

- Kristopher Tapley

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"Dream to Screen" Young Filmmaker Initiative Announces its 5 Finalists

14 July 2014 1:42 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

2 months ago, Cineworld, the UK’s leading cinema chain, teamed up with national communications charity, Media Trust, to launch "Dream to Screen" – a short film project which aims to discover young filmmaking talent from across the UK and Ireland. The initiative is fronted by actor/rapper Ashley Walters ("Top Boy"), and supported by the Jack Petchey Foundation.  Dame Judi Dench and Dame Helen Mirren, both partiicipated in the judging panel. Wannabe filmmakers were asked to submit a 90-second short film pitch, based on the theme "Inspiration" at www.dreamtoscreen.org between May 7, 2014 and June »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Helen Mirren: I Got 'Queenitis' When I Met the Real Queen

12 July 2014 10:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Even to Oprah Winfrey, Helen Mirren is kind of a big deal. The mogul refers to the Oscar winner as "The Helen" and couldn't think of anyone better-suited to play the starring role in The Hundred-Foot Journey, which hits theaters Aug. 8 and features Mirren as the haughty head of an upscale French restaurant suddenly facing competition from an Indian eatery opening across the street. "It was [fellow producer] Steven [Spielberg] ... who said, 'I think we should ask Helen.'  I said, 'The Helen?' And then we all held our breath to see if you'd say yes," Winfrey told Mirren while interviewing her »

- Kathy Ehrich Dowd

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