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8 February 2016 7:00 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Boy Culture revisiting Maurice with director James Ivory 30 years later

The Guardian previews Alone in Berlin, a new Ww II drama starring Emma Thompson & Brendan Gleeson

Playbill How the Newsies choreographer got Channing Tatum tap dancing for Hail, Caesar!

The Film Stage 15 movies to see after you've seen Hail, Caesar!

Film Mixtape Chris Feil's top ten.

Mnpp [nsfw] Tom Hardy on the set of Taboo... with tattoos 

Antagony & Ecstasy comparing current Best Picture nominees to previous Best Picture winners 

Pajiba on Star Wars...dildos? 

i09 argues that Virtuosity (1995) starring Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington now works as a 'bad movie we love' instead of just a bad movie 

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I was watching George Clooney and Channing Tatum lounge and dance about in Roman soldier and Sailor costumes during the big game so I watched the new movie commercials afterwards. X-Men Apocalypse, Captain America: Civil War, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, »

- NATHANIEL R

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Oscar predictions: Will Emma Donoghue ('Room') be first woman to win for adapting her own material?

8 February 2016 4:18 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Hey, Emma Donoghue: Did you know you could make Oscar history by being the first woman to win Best Adapted Screenplay for adapting your own source material? Donoghue wrote the original "Room" novel that was the basis for the film that earned four Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Best Director for Lenny Abrahamson, Best Actress for Brie Larson and Best Adapted Screenplay. Of the three female solo writers that previously won this race at the Oscars (yes, sadly, there are only three), they all were rewarded for adapting somebody else's work. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions Emma Thompson prevailed in 1995 for adapting Jane Austen's novel "Sense and Sensibility," Ruth Prawer Jhabvala took home two Oscars for adapting E.M. Forster novels "Howards End" (1992) and "A Room With a View" (1986), and Frances Marion scored big at the thi »

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Crime Caper Mr. Cranky Casts Brendan Gleeson For Title Role

8 February 2016 12:59 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Irish actor Brendan Gleeson has boarded Jonathan Teplitzky’s crime caper Mr. Cranky, according to Screen Daily.

Assuming the title role of Kevin Darcy, a temperamental crime-boss-cum-debt-collector, Gleeson’s addition is the first piece of casting to come out of the nascent project, which recently earned the backing of Metro International. Teplitzky (The Railway Man) will be working from Chris Nyst’s script, with the director eyeing a September shoot Down Under – Melbourne, to be specific.

Having arguably stole the show across both In Bruges and The Guard, Brendan Gleeson is perhaps the perfect fit to play a cantankerous mob boss, and he’ll be causing nine kinds of headaches in Mr. Cranky by threatening those people who can’t pay their debits. A standard mob boss, then; though things take a turn for the worse when Darcy’s rampant temper gets the best of him, sparks a gang war, »

- Michael Briers

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Brendan Gleeson to topline crime-comedy 'Mr. Cranky'

8 February 2016 5:27 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man) to direct feature heading to Efm with Metro International.

Metro International has boarded sales ahead of the Efm on crime-comedy Mr. Cranky, which has Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) on board to star as a crime boss debt collector with a raging temper who is saddled with an orphaned seven year old in the middle of a gangland war.

The Railway Man director Jonathan Teplizky is due to direct Chris Nyst’s (Crooked Business) script which is to be produced by Chris Brown (The Railway Man).

The film reunites Teplitzky with Nyst after the two collaborated on 2003 Australian crime-comedy Gettin’ Square, starring Sam Worthington and Timothy Spall.

In Mr. Cranky, when a gangland war erupts thanks to crime boss Kevin Darcy’s short temper, his ex-girlfriend becomes the victim of a car bomb intended for him, and he finds himself saddled with her seven-year-old daughter.

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

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Watch: Award-Winning Comedy 'Barney Thomson' is the Most Scottish Film of 2016

4 February 2016 11:29 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Gravitas Ventures Acquires Serial Killer Comedy 'Barney Thomson' For the new crime comedy "Barney Thomson,"  Glasgow native Robert Carlyle sits in the director's chair for the very first time and takes us home with him. The movie, which stars Carlyle as the titular Thomson, also features Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone. In what looks to be a riff on "Sweeney Todd," "Barney Thomson" follows a Glasgow barber who quickly finds himself in the comically grotesque and absurd world of serial killers. Richard Cowan and Colin McLaren wrote the adaptation based on Douglas Lindsay's "The Barbershop Seven" book series. The film debuted at the Edinburgh Film Festival last year and won the Best Film prize at the BAFTA Scotland Awards, with Thompson named Best Actress. The comedy finally his U.S. theaters on March 11. Watch the trailer above.  »

- Bryn Gelbart

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and 10 Other Adaptations That Jane Austen Never Would Have Anticipated

2 February 2016 2:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The love story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy has been told again and again onscreen, and each adaptation has in its own way addressed themes of class, social etiquette and romance that Jane Austen wove into the 1813 classic, Pride and Prejudice. But now Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, in theaters Feb. 5, introduces a whole new slew of themes: the undead, for example, and martial arts and lots and lots of blood and gore. The film has Cinderella star Lily James playing Elizabeth, who in this version just happens to be leading a small army of sword-toting society women in »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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Watch: First Clip of Berlin Film Festival Competition Title ‘Alone in Berlin’ (Exclusive)

1 February 2016 7:08 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Variety has been given exclusive access to the first clip from Berlin Film Festival competition entry “Alone in Berlin.” Vincent Perez’s film, which is being handled in international markets by Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder’s Cornerstone Films, stars Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson and Daniel Brühl.

The pic is adapted from Hans Fallada’s novel, which was described by Primo Levi as “the greatest book ever written about German resistance to the Nazis.” It is based on a true story.

Living in Berlin in 1940, Otto and Anna Quangel are a working-class couple living in a shabby apartment block trying, like everyone else, to stay out of trouble under Nazi rule. But when their only child is killed fighting at the front, their loss propels them into an extraordinary act of resistance. They start to drop anonymous postcards all over the city attacking Hitler and his regime. If caught, it means certain execution. »

- Leo Barraclough

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First Look: Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson, 'Alone In Berlin'

1 February 2016 12:30 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: First still from Berlin Competition drama based on the classic wartime novel.

ScreenDaily can reveal the first production still of anticipated Berlin Competition entry Alone In Berlin, actor-director Vincent Perez’s adaptation of the classic German novel of the same name.

Based on the true story of a working class couple who conducted a series of anonymous protests against the Nazi regime during the Second World War, Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) and Brendan Gleeson (Calvary) star alongisde Daniel Brühl (Rush).

Producers are Stefan Arndt and Uwe Schott for X-Filme, the German production outfit whose credits include Amour, The White Ribbon and Cloud Atlas, Master Movie’s Marco Pacchioni (Bye Bye Blondie) together with James Schamus (Brokeback Mountain) and FilmWave’s Christian Grass (Sing Street) and Paul Trijbits (Jane Eyre).

Cornerstone Films handles international sales.

Hans Fallada’s classic 1947 novel centres on Otto and Anna Quangel (Gleeson and Thompson), who live in a shabby apartment block during »

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

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First Look: Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson in 'Alone In Berlin'

1 February 2016 12:30 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: First still from Berlin Competition drama based on the classic wartime novel.

ScreenDaily can reveal the first production still of anticipated Berlin Competition entry Alone In Berlin, actor-director Vincent Perez’s adaptation of the classic German novel of the same name.

Based on the true story of a working class couple who conducted a series of anonymous protests against the Nazi regime during the Second World War, Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) and Brendan Gleeson (Calvary) star alongisde Daniel Brühl (Rush).

Producers are Stefan Arndt and Uwe Schott for X-Filme, the German production outfit whose credits include Amour, The White Ribbon and Cloud Atlas, Master Movie’s Marco Pacchioni (Bye Bye Blondie) together with James Schamus (Brokeback Mountain) and FilmWave’s Christian Grass (Sing Street) and Paul Trijbits (Jane Eyre).

Cornerstone handles international sales.

Hans Fallada’s classic 1947 novel centres on Otto and Anna Quangel (Gleeson and Thompson), who live in a shabby apartment block during »

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

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Sarah Paulson on Taking on the Role of Her Life in ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’

27 January 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The first time Sarah Paulson sat in Marcia Clark’s office chair on the set of “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” FX’s upcoming 10-episode anthology series about the infamous murder trial, she wasn’t happy: The chair was too small.

She’d done her research — extensive research. Ever since landing the role, she’d immersed herself in O.J. arcana: read Jeffrey Toobin’s book, “The Run of His Life,” on which the series is based, as well as Clark’s book, and prosecutor Chris Darden’s … studied the footage of the trial … watched all the news coverage. And she’d learned that Clark’s office chair was oversized; the petite prosecutor had been swallowed up in it. “I would have loved to have been able to have my body the way Darden described her,” she says wistfully over afternoon tea at L’Ermitage in Beverly Hills, »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Alan Rickman Remembered: Celebrating His Life and the Movies That Moved Us

23 January 2016 9:55 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

For most actors, it's in the eyes - that's where the camera lingers. Alan Rickman had an extra gift: a voice that sparked shivers of every sort. He used it to disarm Bruce Willis in Die Hard, to woo Kate Winslet in Sense and Sensibility and to rattle Daniel Radcliffe in the Harry Potter films. That rumbling bass baritone moved audiences and made Rickman one of the most respected actors of his generation. When it was silenced by cancer on Jan. 14, the only thing left to feel was heartbreak. He was 69. Born in London, the classically trained actor earned acclaim on the British stage, »

- Alynda Wheat, @AlyndaWheat

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Alan Rickman Remembered: Celebrating His Life and the Movies That Moved Us

23 January 2016 9:55 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

For most actors, it's in the eyes - that's where the camera lingers. Alan Rickman had an extra gift: a voice that sparked shivers of every sort. He used it to disarm Bruce Willis in Die Hard, to woo Kate Winslet in Sense and Sensibility and to rattle Daniel Radcliffe in the Harry Potter films. That rumbling bass baritone moved audiences and made Rickman one of the most respected actors of his generation. When it was silenced by cancer on Jan. 14, the only thing left to feel was heartbreak. He was 69. Born in London, the classically trained actor earned acclaim on the British stage, »

- Alynda Wheat, @AlyndaWheat

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The Most Successful Ya Novel Movie Adaptations, Ranked

22 January 2016 11:20 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Even if you're not a big reader of young adult fiction, you may have seen the advertisements for the new Chloë Grace Moretz movie The 5th Wave and suspected that it looks like the kind of movie that was adapted from a Ya franchise. All the elements are there: a post-apocalyptic dystopia, a winsome female protagonist who stands up to become the world's champion, an imperiled younger sibling and the winning combination of light science fiction and teenaged angst. The 5th Wave is the first in a trilogy of books by Rick Yancey about a group of underage rebels fighting off an alien invasion. »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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The Most Successful Ya Novel Movie Adaptations, Ranked

22 January 2016 11:20 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Even if you're not a big reader of young adult fiction, you may have seen the advertisements for the new Chloë Grace Moretz movie The 5th Wave and suspected that it looks like the kind of movie that was adapted from a Ya franchise. All the elements are there: a post-apocalyptic dystopia, a winsome female protagonist who stands up to become the world's champion, an imperiled younger sibling and the winning combination of light science fiction and teenaged angst. The 5th Wave is the first in a trilogy of books by Rick Yancey about a group of underage rebels fighting off an alien invasion. »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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On this day in pop culture history: Trekkies gathered for the first ‘Star Trek’ convention

21 January 2016 8:30 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Fan conventions are big business now, with attendees paying hundreds of dollars for front-row seats, autographs, and photo ops with their favorite TV stars. But in 1972, a convention that gathered fans and gave them the chance to meet their TV idols was a rather new concept. It was in that year, from January 21-23, that Trekkies got together for what’s often recognized as the first true “Star Trek” convention. A convention specifically for enthusiasts of the Gene Roddenberry show had been organized before — in March 1969, at the Newark Public Library — though that event did not have any celebrity guests. It did feature a slide show of “Star Trek” aliens, skits, and a fan panel discussion. The January 1972 con was held at the Statler Hilton Hotel (now Hotel Pennsylvania) in New York, and among the celebrity guests were Roddenberry, Majel Barrett, D.C. Fontana. The legend goes that 500 people were expected to attend, »

- Emily Rome

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Live action fairytale movies: UK release date calendar

21 January 2016 8:02 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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When to expect all the upcoming live action fairytale movies, including Dumbo, Beauty And The Beast and two Jungle Books…

You’ve probably noticed the influx of live action fairytales gracing cinemas in recent years. This isn’t about to stop any time soon, since re-spinning a recognisable fantastical yarn with real people instead of animated ones always makes big money for the studio behind it.

This process has become so popular that there are currently more of these live action fairytales in production than Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment or Star Wars movies. That’s a lot of films. (A whopping 21 by our count.)

Although it wadsn’t the first movie of this kind, Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland – and its worldwide gross of over a billion dollars – can surely take the credit for kick-starting this trend. Here are all the in-development movies trying to repeat its success, »

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Inside the Oscars' Controversial History of Recognizing (and Overlooking) Minorities & Women

19 January 2016 2:10 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Oscars' history of recognizing - and overlooking - minorities and women has led to milestone wins and headline-making controversies. For the second year in a row, only white actors were nominated in the acting categories, spurring a revival of last year's #OscarsSoWhite hashtag on social media, and prompting stars including Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett-Smith to vow to skip the show. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences itself acknowledged the problem following last Thursday's nominations announcement. Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs released a statement Monday saying she is "both heartbroken and frustrated" about the lack of diversity among »

- Kathy Ehrich Dowd, @kathyehrichdowd

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Inside the Oscars' Controversial History of Recognizing (and Overlooking) Minorities & Women

19 January 2016 2:10 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Oscars' history of recognizing - and overlooking - minorities and women has led to milestone wins and headline-making controversies. For the second year in a row, only white actors were nominated in the acting categories, spurring a revival of last year's #OscarsSoWhite hashtag on social media, and prompting stars including Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett-Smith to vow to skip the show. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences itself acknowledged the problem following last Thursday's nominations announcement. Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs released a statement Monday saying she is "both heartbroken and frustrated" about the lack of diversity among »

- Kathy Ehrich Dowd, @kathyehrichdowd

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Post-ApocaLinktip

15 January 2016 10:30 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Time is a real bitch. Between interviews and standard blogging and technical difficulties and Globes and Film Bitch Awards and a cold, your host has had a difficult couple of weeks that he definitely didn't plan well enough for. But this rought start to 2016 shall not deter him. Please stick with us and cheerlead in the comments and we'll make 2016 the best year yet at The Film Experience even though these past 10 days or so have not gone half as planned. (Note to self for 2016: You can't cover everything... the link list is your friend. Also please win the lottery so you can hire a full time staff of 5? 10?) 

Here's some reading elsewhere while we continue to update Oscar charts, try to collect ourselves (still trying to decide how to approach the #OscarsSoWhite issue which is getting such shoddy or agenda-filled or misleading coverage elsewhere). And maybe eating lunch »

- NATHANIEL R

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'We are all so devastated': tributes pour in to Alan Rickman from acting world

14 January 2016 11:13 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Helen Mirren among those remembering the giant of movies and theatre – known best to many as Professor Snape in Harry Potter – who has died at the age of 69

Related: Alan Rickman: the most loyal, playful and generous of friends | Katharine Viner

The world of stage and screen is in mourning for one of its most singular and best-loved stars. Alan Rickman died on Thursday morning aged 69 after suffering from cancer. His agent said that he died at home, surrounded by family and friends.

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- Catherine Shoard, Liese Spencer, Chris Wiegand, Nancy Groves and Ben Beaumont-Thomas

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