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‘Paddington': Potential Game-Changer For Studiocanal; Euro Major Bares Ambition

9 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Darkest Peru may seem an unlikely place to find the inspiration to become a global player. For Studiocanal, however, the jungles of the Latin American country may just have led them to a game-changer in the guise of a lovable bear called Paddington.

Based on Brit author Michael Bond’s much-loved series of books, Paddington the film is, by some margin, Studiocanal’s most ambitious project ever. (See trailer below.) In addition to cementing its position as Europe’s leading film company, Paddington represents a strategic entry into the family space for Studiocanal, which hopes it will consolidate efforts to be the leading provider of studio-quality product to the global marketplace.

Arguably, it also marks the most concerted attempt by a European independent company to launch an international multi-quadrant franchise outside of the studio system. Quite an achievement for a film about a homeless bear, who loves marmalade.

Paddington’s budget of $55M, »

- Ali Jaafar

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The 35 Greatest Murder Mystery Movies Ever Made

10 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Murder mysteries are so commonplace on TV that each week offers seemingly dozens of them on police procedural series and detective shows. But in the movies, whodunits are surprisingly rare, and really good ones rarer still. There's really only a handful of movies that excel in offering the viewer the pleasure of solving the crime along with a charismatic sleuth, often with an all-star cast of suspects hamming it up as they try not to appear guilty.

One of the best was "Murder on the Orient Express," released 40 years ago this week, on November 24, 1974. Like many films adapted from Agatha Christie novels, this one featured an eccentric but meticulous investigator (in this case, Albert Finney as Belgian epicure Hercule Poirot), a glamorous and claustrophobic setting (here, the famous luxury train from Istanbul to Paris), and a tricky murder plot with an outrageous solution. The film won an Oscar for passenger »

- Gary Susman

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

26 November 2014 8:48 AM, PST | 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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Thn Turns 11! A Look Back At Our Favourite Films – Batman Begins (2005)

25 November 2014 4:45 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

If we go back before the huge success of The Dark Knight (2008) and the media-hyped excitement of The Dark Knight Rises (2012), there still lives a pure gem from Christopher Nolan in the shape of Batman Begins (2005).

Tim Burton’s Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992) brought our cave and mansion dwelling hero to the big screen in a way no-one had ever expected and those two movies, very specifically, still stand up to the endlessly changeable tests of time. When Joel Schumacher took up the reigns for the likes of Batman Forever (1995) and Batman & Robin (1997), none of us ever thought that the Bat-man would make such an ambitious return some years later when Christopher Nolan turned up with an absolute game-changer for both his back catalogue and the superhero film industry.

Batman Begins remains one of the best of the last 11 years with a truly tremendous origin story that’s swathed in truth, »

- Dan Bullock

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‘Arrow 3×04: The Magician’ Review

21 November 2014 10:31 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Written by Wendy Mericle, Marc Guggenheim | Directed by John Behring

Plot:

After finding out that Malcolm Meryln is still alive and hiding in Starling City, Team Arrow come to believe that the Dark Archer is actually Sara’s killer. But is he really?

Verdict:

Okay, this is more like it. After the first few episodes of this season, which did not have any real kind of forward momentum to them (I certainly did not feel any kind of sense as to where the show was going with this season’s arc or what that arc was supposed to be before this instalment), this episode finally kicks it up a notch and delves back into two of Arrow’s stronger story-lines. That being Malcolm Merlyn, while the other is the League of Assassin’s (yes I know they are both linked too, which is also a good thing).

I will say though, »

- ApolloXL5

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Summit Wants Tom Cruise to Play Ramirez in Highlander Reboot

20 November 2014 1:18 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Looks like the wheels are churning once again over at Summit Entertainment on their long-gestating Highlander reboot/remake, in that reports have come in now that the filmmakers are hoping to court Tom Cruise to play the mentor role of Ramirez, previously brought to life by Sean Connery.  Come inside for the details!

The Highlander reboot over on Summit Entertainment has been in the works for a Long time.  Sadly, after changing directors a few times, it still hasn't seen much movement in a while.  So imagine my surprise when last night, The Wrap dropped a scoop last night pertaining to Highlander

At this point, the interest appears to be one-sided, as Cruise has been busy shooting “Mission: Impossible 5” and isn't focused on future projects at the moment. Should Cruise decide to engage with the project, it's possible that the mentor role could be beefed up to accommodate a star of his magnitude. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Aniston's 'Cake', 'The Interview' and 'Tak3n' in Today's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

19 November 2014 12:15 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

There really isn't all that much to talk about with this week's MPAA bulletin, though I can bring to your attention Cake, a film Cinelou Releasing picked up for release out of Toronto and they're going to try and get Jennifer Aniston in the awards conversation with it. Other than that you have the Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy The Interview and Liam Neeson is back as Bryan Mills in Tak3n. Check out the full bulltin below. Cake Rated R For language, substance abuse and brief sexuality. Release Date: January 2015 (getting an Oscar qualifying run in December) Dirty Dealing Rated R For sexuality, nudity and language. Fort Tilden Rated R For language, sexual content, some graphic nudity and brief drug use. The Interview Rated R For pervasive language, crude and sexual humor, nudity, some drug use and bloody violence. Release Date: December 25, 2014 The Intruders Rated PG-13 For some violence, »

- Brad Brevet

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Lego Batman movie will explore “every era of Batman filmmaking”

19 November 2014 11:38 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

One of the most popular elements of this year’s widely successful The Lego Movie was Will Arnett’s Batman. So popular was he that he’s getting his own spin-off movie in 2017. Speaking out the movie to Empire, Phil Lord and Chris (who will serve as producers on the movie) gave some insights as to what we can expect.

“Rest assured, every era of Batman filmmaking will be acknowledged,” Lord said.

“There have been so many interpretations of Batman and there is so much to play with there,” Miller added. “There are 40 versions of his origin story alone.”

Lord and Miller will return to direct The Lego Movie 2, which they have promised will feature more female characters.

Chris McKay, who served as a writer on The Lego Movie, will direct the Lego Batman spin-off with Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter). Before that, Warner Bros. will be releasing »

- Luke Owen

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Hitler Assassination Drama ’13 Minutes’ Sells Worldwide, Targets U.S. Buyers

19 November 2014 2:22 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oliver Hirschbiegel’s “13 Minutes,” about a resistance fighter who tried to assassinate Hitler, has been picked up by several further international distributors after the film’s promo reel was shown at the American Film Market. The pic has also attracted strong interest from U.S. buyers.

Studiocanal previously nabbed all-rights deals on the film for U.K. and Ireland, and now has taken the rights for Australia and New Zealand.

Sales company Beta Cinema also sold the film to Japan (Gaga Communications), France (Sophie Dulac Distribution), Scandinavia (Svensk Filmindustri), Benelux (September Film Rights), Brazil (Mares Filmes), Greece (Feelgood Entertainment), and Colombia (Cine Colombia). Nfp will release the pic in Germany.

Hirschbiegel previously directed Oscar-nominated pic “Downfall,” Liam Neeson starrer “Five Minutes of Heaven,” which won a directing prize at Sundance, and Naomi Watts starrer “Diana.”

“13 Minutes” stars Christian Friedel (“The White Ribbon”), Katharina Schuettler (“Generation War”) and Burghart Klaussner (“The White Ribbon »

- Leo Barraclough

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Top Ten Real-Life Rags To Riches Stories

19 November 2014 1:48 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The best pound for pound fighter the world has ever seen. Discover a riveting documentary that truly packs a punch as Manny comes to Blu-ray and DVD on 17th November, from Universal Pictures (UK). Narrated by Liam Neeson, and directed by Academy Award® winner Leon Gast (When We Were Kings) and Ryan Moore, Manny is an inspirational tale of a man who overcame insurmountable odds to become one of the most beloved and respected athletes of all time. To celebrate the home entertainment release, we take a look at other true rags to riches stories.

Steve Jobs

Given away for adoption by his biological parents, Jobs became interested in electronics after his foster dad showed him the delights of technical tinkering in their garage. He had to drop out of college, because his education was costing his foster parents a lot, and used to return Coke bottles for money and »

- David Agnew

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Brooke Shields Tells All: 'I Had to Keep My Mom Alive'

18 November 2014 5:03 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

To say Brooke Shields' relationship with her late mother was complicated would be an understatement.

Inside the pages of the actress' new book, There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me, Brooke tells all about her mother Teri who was her manager, constant companion and an alcoholic.

News: Brooke Shields Reveals She Lost Her Virginity to Dean Cain

According to Brooke, her mother would take her into bars when she was a baby and later in life would be drunk by the time Brooke got home from school. Brooke also claims that she staged an intervention for her mother when she was just 13.

"You know, it's like a puppy that wants to protect their food source you know. I had to keep my mom alive," Brooke tells Et. "I just learned at a very early age to be the adult."

Part of being an adult may have included covering for her »

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A Million Ways To Die In The West Blu-ray Review

18 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It seemed inevitable that Seth MacFarlane was going to star in a movie.  After his success with Ted (which he wrote and directed and which made over half a billion worldwide), after hosting both Saturday Night Live and the Oscars, it seemed he wanted to be in front of the camera, no longer just writing and providing voice work for such television shows as Family Guy and American Dad.  That shot was A Million Ways to Die in the West, which he also wrote, produced and directed, and it did not have the sort of success that would suggest he’ll get to star in another.  The film barely made $40 million domestically, and was roundly panned.  The film has its moments, and will probably get a better reputation when it’s viewed with the lowered expectations that come with home viewing, though it’s the definition of indulgent.  Co-starring with Charlize Theron and Liam Neeson, »

- Andre Dellamorte

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How 'Watch What Happens Live' turned awkward into success

17 November 2014 1:21 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Long before there was "Talking Dead," there was an after-reality show online-only talk show focused on Bravo reality shows. That the show would become a five-night-a-week hit seemed about as likely as a walker wearing a red shirt surviving an episode of "The Walking Dead." Yet there "Watch What Happens Live" and host Andy Cohen are, more than five years later, having earned a special prime-time "Secrets Revealed" look back at its more than 700 episodes. The show debuted in the summer of 2009, and went from weekly to nightly in early 2012. "Watch What Happens Live" may have started as a home for its network's D-list talent, but now it draws true A-list stars, from Meryl Streep to Lady Gaga. Earlier this fall, Liam Neeson to suck helium out of a balloon and recite lines from movies. Its absurd games, dumb polls, technical difficulties, bad questions, copious alcohol, and awkward host have »

- Andy Dehnart

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Brooke Shields's Bombshell of the Day: Her Calvin Klein Jeans Still Fit!

17 November 2014 12:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Brooke Shields tells all about her celebrity romances, her mom and her crazy life as a child star. Subscribe now for instant access to our exclusive People cover story and excerpt from her new book.Brooke Shields caused a sensation back in 1980, when she modeled a pair of Calvin Klein jeans and proclaimed, "Nothing comes between me and my Calvins." Thirty-four years later, Shields writes about the infamous commercial in her new memoir about her mom and her extraordinary life, There Was a Little Girl. It turns out the star has the famous blue jeans in storage. "I do have them in [my] archives, »

- Liz McNeil, @lizmcneil

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Brooke Shields's Bombshell of the Day: Her Calvin Klein Jeans Still Fit!

17 November 2014 12:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Brooke Shields tells all about her celebrity romances, her mom and her crazy life as a child star. Subscribe now for instant access to our exclusive People cover story and excerpt from her new book.Brooke Shields caused a sensation back in 1980, when she modeled a pair of Calvin Klein jeans and proclaimed, "Nothing comes between me and my Calvins." Thirty-four years later, Shields writes about the infamous commercial in her new memoir about her mom and her extraordinary life, There Was a Little Girl. It turns out the star has the famous blue jeans in storage. "I do have them in [my] archives, »

- Liz McNeil, @lizmcneil

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Benedict Cumberbatch honoured by BIFAs by Amber Wilkinson - 2014-11-16 20:35:49

16 November 2014 12:35 PM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Benedict Cumberbatch on Alan Turing: It's all part of the momentum of what I hope is the recognition he deserves British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has been named as the recipient of The Variety Award, which will be given to The Imitation Game star during the British Independent Film Awards ceremony in London on December 7.

The Variety Award recognises a director, actor, writer or producer who has helped to focus the international spotlight on the UK. Previous winners have included Paul Greengrass, Jude Law, Kenneth Branagh, Liam Neeson and Dame Helen Mirren.

The Imitation Game - which tells the story of Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing - is also nominated in four categories at this year's awards including a best actor nod for Cumberbatch.

The actor said: "I am delighted to receive this prestigious award. It is made even more special by the recognition of The Imitation Game in this year's nominations, »

- Amber Wilkinson

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Brooke's Bombshell of the Day: How Liam Neeson Proposed (and Then Dumped Her)

16 November 2014 12:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Brooke Shields tells all about her celebrity romances, her mom and her crazy life as a child star. Subscribe now for instant access to our exclusive People cover story and excerpt from her new book.In her new memoir, There Was a Little Girl, Brooke Shields reveals she's been wooed by many but none quite as surprising as Liam Neeson.Shields, 49, dated the actor in 1992 after she broke up with her Princeton boyfriend Dean Cain. She admits she was impressed by Neeson's movie-star status and writes how he "wooed me with his brogue, his poetry and his s---ty choice of cheap pinot grigio wine. »

- Liz McNeil, @lizmcneil

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Brooke's Bombshell of the Day: How Liam Neeson Proposed (and Then Dumped Her)

16 November 2014 12:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Brooke Shields tells all about her celebrity romances, her mom and her crazy life as a child star. Subscribe now for instant access to our exclusive People cover story and excerpt from her new book.In her new memoir, There Was a Little Girl, Brooke Shields reveals she's been wooed by many but none quite as surprising as Liam Neeson.Shields, 49, dated the actor in 1992 after she broke up with her Princeton boyfriend Dean Cain. She admits she was impressed by Neeson's movie-star status and writes how he "wooed me with his brogue, his poetry and his s---ty choice of cheap pinot grigio wine. »

- Liz McNeil, @lizmcneil

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Third Person review: Impressive cast, disappointing result

16 November 2014 10:26 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Paul Haggis; Screenwriter: Paul Haggis; Starring: Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, Olivia Wilde, James Franco, Maria Bello, Kim Basinger; Running time: 137 mins; Certificate: 15

An intricately constructed tale of three interwoven stories spanning three cities, Third Person suffers from a script that fails to hook you in during its opening section and drags on without sufficient emotional connection for 137 minutes. There are sporadic moments when the movie sparks into life, particularly in two-hander scenes featuring blistering dialogue and stark revelations. Yet these standalone scenes aren't sufficient to salvage the movie as a whole.

Liam Neeson and Olivia Wilde excel in their respective roles as an experienced writer and his lover (an aspiring writer) who can't form a secure bond due to psychological baggage. Their romantic intrigue is laced with sexual tension and played out particularly well, with the self-conscious dialogue managing the rare feat of working well because of these characters' literary background. »

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Viktor | Review

14 November 2014 2:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

From Russia with Schlock: Martinez’s Derivative Revenge Flick

While there’s certainly a modicum of perverse interest to be satisfied in witnessing the rotund Gerard Depardieu as an ex-con exacting vengeance on a gang of Russian hoods in the type of watered down B-action flick that’s about as originally conceived as the already derivative Liam Neeson franchise Taken (or Pierce Brosnan’s The November Man), Philip Martinez’s Viktor is neither of significant quality nor campy enough to justify its bizarre existence. Depardieu’s well-publicized tax inclined emigration from France to Russia may explain some of how this nonsense came into existence, but Martinez’s workmanlike march through a series of unenthusiastic events makes it seem as if everything was filmed in one, hurried take.

Released from prison after a seven year sentence for stealing a high profile piece of art landed him there, Viktor Lambert (Gerard Depardieu »

- Nicholas Bell

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