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The Legend of Barney Thomson review – falling flat on its farce

26 July 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Robert Carlyle’s directorial debut fails to hit the funny bone, with only Emma Thompson’s foul-mouthed matriarch supplying the laughs

Based on the first of a series of novels by Douglas Lindsay, Robert Carlyle’s directing debut stars the actor as a hapless Glasgow barber caught up in a farcical imbroglio involving a plague of severed body parts. Shot with brio by Fabian Wagner, designed with an anachronistic 50s/60s look, and with a similarly retro soundtrack steeped in whammy-bar guitar, Barney Thomson strains after more fun than it can manage. Either Carlyle as Barney, permanently a-quiver with panic, doesn’t have a funny bone, or he just can’t direct himself funny. Ray Winstone’s irascible English copper all but blows steam out of his ears, and Ashley Jensen chews whatever scenery hasn’t already been trampled. Improbably redeeming the overall mirthlessness is Emma Thompson, briskly profane as Barney’s elderly, »

- Jonathan Romney

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The Legend Of Barney Thomson, film review: Emma Thompson steals the show in wry comedy

23 July 2015 9:45 PM, PDT | The Independent | See recent The Independent news »

Robert Carlyle's debut feature as a director is galvanised by a brilliant comic performance from Emma Thompson as the hapless hero Barney's formidable, chain-smoking, fur-coat-wearing harridan of a mum. Imagine Dame Edith Evans crossed with Rab C Nesbitt and you'll come close to Cemolina. A former prostitute in her 70s, she is strident and domineering; she loves bingo but has a dark side. »

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The Legend of Barney Thomson review – chaotically brutal comedy noir

23 July 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Ray Winstone stars in Robert Carlyle’s capable directorial debut that has some smart touches and a scene-stealing Emma Thompson

Related: Robert Carlyle: ‘Big films don’t feed your soul’

Robert Carlyle makes a capable directorial debut, serving up this chaotically brutal comedy noir with some very broad gags. He plays Barney Thomson, a middle-aged Glasgow barber, depressed about his job and getting bullied by his terrifying mother, uproariously played by Emma Thompson, who has an outrageous line when a bit of dunked biscuit falls off into her tea. A ferocious argument at work concludes with a gruesome accident and poor Barney finds himself prime suspect in a serial killer case, with a malevolent Cockney copper played by Ray Winstone all over Barney’s case like a cheap suit. He is himself feeling the heat from his superior officer: a nice cameo from Tom Courtenay. The Tarantino-esque finale doesn »

- Peter Bradshaw

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The Guardian Film Show: Inside Out, Eden, Southpaw and The Legend of Barney Thomson - audio

23 July 2015 8:19 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The film team review this week's big cinema releases, including Pixar's journey with the squabbling emotions in a young girl's mind and Jake Gyllenhaal as a rough, tough boxing champ

Henry Barnes and Peter Bradshaw join Xan Brooks for our weekly round-up of the big cinema releases. This week the team watch feelings deal with their feelings in Pixar's pop psychology comedy Inside Out; nod along sagely with the studiously cool scenesters of Mia Hansen-Løve's French house film, Eden; go many rounds with Antoine Fuqua's thudding boxing drama Southpaw; and have a close shave with Robert Carlyle's directorial debut The Legend of Barney Thomson, about a hapless Glaswegian barber. Plus, an interview with Southpaw star Jake Gyllenhaal.

• This is the audio-only version of this week's Guardian film show

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- Presented by Xan Brooks, with Peter Bradshaw and Henry Barnes. Produced by Andrea Salvatici

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The Guardian film show: Inside Out, Eden, Southpaw and The Legend of Barney Thomson - video reviews

23 July 2015 7:43 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Henry Barnes and Peter Bradshaw join Xan Brooks for our weekly round-up of the big cinema releases. This week the team watch feelings deal with their feelings in Pixar's pop psychology comedy Inside Out; nod along sagely with the studiously cool scenesters of Mia Hansen-Løve's French house film, Eden; go many rounds with Antoine Fuqua's thudding boxing drama Southpaw; and have a close shave with Robert Carlyle's directorial debut The Legend of Barney Thomson, about a hapless Glaswegian barber. Plus, an interview with Southpaw star Jake Gyllenhaal Continue reading »

- Xan Brooks, Henry Barnes, Peter Bradshaw, Richard Sprenger, Zoran Trajkovic and Andrea Salvatici

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New Images From The Legend Of Barney Thompson

22 July 2015 9:38 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Robert Carlyle’s directorial debut, The Legend of Barney Thompson, comes our way this Friday, and we have some new images from the movie, featuring Carlyle in the lead role and the haunting image of Emma Thompson aged twenty years to play his domineering mother. Check them out below. Released: July 24th Synopsis: Barney Thomson, awkward, diffident, Glasgow barber, lives a life of desperate mediocrity and his uninteresting life is about to go from 0 to 60 in five seconds, as he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of the serial killer. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Ant-Man topples Minions at the UK box office

22 July 2015 5:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 17th to Sunday 19th July 2015…

After three weeks atop the chart, Minions has been knocked from pole position at the UK box office by Marvel’s latest superhero blockbuster Ant-Man, which debuted in first place with an opening weekend of £4,011,345.

While certainly solid, Ant-Man’s opening is the lowest for Marvel on these shores since Captain America: The First Avenger, which debuted with £2.98 million back in 2011, and the third-lowest overall, with The Incredible Hulk pulling in an opening weekend of £3.25 million (including £500k of previews) in 2008.

In addition to Ant-Man, three other newcomers cracked the top ten, with a live-stream of Dutch violinist Andre Rieu’s 2015 Maastricht Concert earning £1,107,000 to claim fifth, followed by Bollywood drama Bajrangi Bhaijaan in seventh with £758,195 and horror The Gallows down in ninth with £335,421.

Number one this time last year: Transformers: Age of Extinction

1. Ant-Man, »

- Gary Collinson

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Film Review: 'The Legend of Barney Thomson'

21 July 2015 2:08 PM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆ Robert Carlyle exhibits little flair in his dispensable directorial debut The Legend of Barney Thomson (2015), which was chosen as the opening film of this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival. With a crack-shot cast and well captured locations in and around Glasgow, the film passes by easily enough but is a lightweight affair never aspiring to more than poking fun and raising the odd smile. Any - and all - depth and characterisation is sacrificed in the process. Socially inept and unloved, Barney (played, perhaps mistakenly, by Carlyle himself) has built his life around being a barber, the one thing in life that's stable and rewarding.

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- CineVue UK

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Emma Thompson on Sexism in Hollywood: "I Am Not Impressed at All"

21 July 2015 7:58 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Emma Thompson had a few words for Hollywood in a recent overseas interview with Radio Times. Regarding opportunities for women in the industry, the Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter said "I think it’s still completely s*** actually," going on to say "I don’t think there’s any appreciable improvement and I think that for women, the question of how they are supposed to look is worse than it was even when I was young. So, no, I am not impressed at all." Thompson, who's doing press rounds for her role in Scottish thesp Robert Carlyle's directorial debut "The Legend of Barney Thomson," said that even her casting was "a bit ageist," since she's only 56 and playing a 77-year-old. “It would be really nice to get someone who is actually 77 to play her, but it’s a wildly comic role and I couldn’t resist.” Thompson joins a slew »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Emma Thompson: 'The world for women is worse than when I was young'

21 July 2015 3:44 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Emma Thompson has hit out at sexism in the movie industry

The actress told Radio Times that the problem is worse than when she was starting out.

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"I think it's still completely s**t, actually," she said.

"I don't think there's any appreciable improvement and I think that for women, the question of how they are supposed to look is worse than it was even when I was young. So, no, I am not impressed at all."

She added: "When I was younger I really did think we were on our way to a better world and when I look at it now, it is in a worse state than I have known it, particularly for women and I find that very disturbing and sad.

"Nothing has changed, and that some forms of sexism and unpleasantness to women have become more entrenched and indeed more prevalent. »

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Robert Carlyle blasts American actresses

21 July 2015 3:28 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Robert Carlyle thinks American actresses shy away from ''monstrous roles''. The 54-year-old actor - who starred in 'Trainspotting' and 'The Full Monty' - has argued that Americans, unlike their British counterparts, are reluctant to take on such roles. He said: ''You don't see too many American actresses taking on monstrous roles. You offer that sort of part to a Hollywood actress and they wouldn't want to be seen in that light. ''But any actor worth their salt should look to confound audience expectations. It's why I asked Emma Thompson to play a crazy, psychotic part in 'The Legend of Barney Thomson' [which Carlyle stars in and directs].'' According to Robert, the actress' willingness to play the part exemplified the differences between British and American performers. He told the Independent on Sunday newspaper: ''I knew she was a brave actress - she was a beautiful woman until we got that make-up on her. ''I »

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New Once Upon A Time Season 5 Spoilers Dished Out By The Cast At Comic Con,New Clip

19 July 2015 12:59 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Last weekend, the main cast of ABC's hit show, "Once Upon A Time" season 5, showed up at the huge 2015 Comic-Con event in San Diego,California to participate in the live Q&A spoiler panel (video below). The spoiler panel featured stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Robert Carlyle, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Colin O’Donoghue, Sean Maguire and Rebecca Mader along with executive producers, Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (video below). In the clip, the producers did a little recap of season 4. All the stars talked about their characters and what they might be up to in season 5. We're going to see Emma face some of the darkness in herself now that she's the new Dark One, and she'll have to figure out how to truly overcome it as opposed to just repressing it, and more. Check it out,below. Season 5 is set to start up on Sunday night, »

- Andre Braddox

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Robert Carlyle: ‘Big films don’t feed your soul’

16 July 2015 11:09 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

He dominated the 90s with hits such as Trainspotting and The Full Monty, but has spent the past 10 years avoiding blockbusters. Now he’s back as the director, and accidental star, of Glaswegian comedy The Legend of Barney Thomson

Robert Carlyle walks into the room holding a small, pale pink alarm clock. Not, it turns out, a way of keeping tabs on how long he has to put up with me, but a present from Lorraine Kelly, whose TV show he’s just come from. “That’s going in my daughter’s bedroom later,” he says, with an hint of paternal triumph.

If being invited on to breakfast TV is any guide, Carlyle is still riding the wave of admiration, respect and popularity he earned in the mid-90s, when first Trainspotting and then The Full Monty propelled him to household-name status. But in truth, he’s been off the »

- Andrew Pulver

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Robert Carlyle: ‘Big films don’t feed your soul’

16 July 2015 11:09 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

He dominated the 90s with hits such as Trainspotting and The Full Monty, but has spent the past 10 years avoiding blockbusters. Now he’s back as the director, and accidental star, of Glaswegian comedy The Legend of Barney Thomson

Robert Carlyle walks into the room holding a small, pale pink alarm clock. Not, it turns out, a way of keeping tabs on how long he has to put up with me, but a present from Lorraine Kelly, whose TV show he’s just come from. “That’s going in my daughter’s bedroom later,” he says, with an hint of paternal triumph.

If being invited on to breakfast TV is any guide, Carlyle is still riding the wave of admiration, respect and popularity he earned in the mid-90s, when first Trainspotting and then The Full Monty propelled him to household-name status. But in truth, he’s been off the »

- Andrew Pulver

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Trainspotting 2: Robert Carlyle thinks the internet porn revolution means we need a hefty rewrite

16 July 2015 10:18 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Rumours of a Trainspotting movie sequel have been getting louder in recent years, but Robert Carlyle has predicted big differences from Irvine Welsh's 2002 follow-up novel Porno.

The actor played Francis Begbie in Danny Boyle's 1996 adaptation of Welsh's bestselling 1993 novel and would return if the long-awaited sequel happens.

"One of the difficulties of just adapting Porno is that so much of it is to do with internet porn, which has moved on a lot since the book was written - or so I understand - so it would require a hefty rewrite," Carlyle told ShortList.

"It's also difficult getting all our ships aligned at the same time. What I would say is that it's closer than it's ever been."

Asked where Begbie would be today if the film doesn't directly follow the plot of Porno, Carlyle added: "Oh jail. Jail or dead. That's what's interesting. Where are these guys 20 years later? »

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‘Once Upon a Time’ Previews Merida from ‘Brave,’ Dark Swan for Season 5

11 July 2015 11:18 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Disney and Pixar’s “Brave” is getting the “Once Upon a Time” treatment in season five, with Scottish princess Merida joining the ABC fantasy drama.

At the show’s Saturday morning Comic-Con panel, executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz unveiled a teaser featuring Merida’s iconic archery skills, showing a hooded character hitting the bullseye of a target before splitting that arrow with a second and pulling back her hood to reveal curly red hair. Merida will be played by Scottish actress Amy Mason.

The cast and executive producers were on hand at Comic-Con to tease season five, with Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Robert Carlyle, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Colin O’Donoghue, Sean Maguire and Rebecca Mader in attendance.

Fans also got a first look at Morrison’s Emma in her “Dark Swan” iteration at the panel, since the season four finale saw the Savior tether »

- Laura Prudom

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Once Upon a Time @ Comic-Con: Dark Swan's Fate, a Brave Newcomer and More Season 5 Scoop

11 July 2015 11:08 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Fresh from her trip to [wherever the heck she ended up in the season finale], new “Dark One” Jennifer Morrison was joined by her Once Upon a Time co-stars Saturday for the ABC drama’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con, where moderator Yvette Nicole Brown got everyone to ponder what the future might hold for each of their characters.

RelatedOnce Upon a Time Casts Merlin, Guinevere for Season 5

“A lot of Season 4 was about her confidence being shaken,” Morrison said of Emma and the secret that Snow and Charming kept about her origin. “It cut her belief in herself.” Moving forward, Morrison said, “She’s going to face the darkness »

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Comic-Con 2015: Full Movies and TV schedule for Saturday, July 11, from Batman v Superman to Hannibal

9 July 2015 2:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Below is Digital Spy's daily guide to the major movies and TV panels happening in San Diego this Saturday, July 11.

Once Upon a Time (10am local time, 6pm UK time, Ballroom 20)

Cast members Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Robert Carlyle, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Colin O'Donoghue, Sean Maguire and Rebecca Mader appear for a Q&A alongside co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. The session will be moderated by Community's Yvette Nicole Brown, and also features a sneak peak at season five.

Warner Bros: Man from Uncle, Pan, Batman vs Superman (10.30am local time, 6.30pm UK time, Hall H)

Footage presentations and Q&As.

Man from Uncle: Cast members Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander and Elizabeth Debicki.

Pan: Cast members Hugh Jackman, Levi Miller and Garrett Hedlund, director Joe Wright

Batman vs Superman: Cast members Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, »

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The Legend of Barney Thomson: watch an exclusive clip from Robert Carlyle's directing debut – video

3 July 2015 12:30 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Full Monty and Trainspotting star Robert Carlyle has made his feature-film directing debut with The Legend of Barney Thomson, about a Glaswegian barber caught up in a string of gruesome murders. Carlyle also stars, alongside Ray Winstone as an angry copper and Emma Thompson, who undergoes a dramatic transformation to play Barney's elderly, foulmouthed mother Cemolina.

Warning: This clip contains explicit language

The Legend of Barney Thomson is released in the UK on 24 July Continue reading »

- Guardian Staff

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Karen Gillan and James Cosmo become Eiff patrons by Amber Wilkinson - 2015-06-28 17:38:02

28 June 2015 9:38 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Big Gold Dream won Audience Award at Eiff Edinburgh International Film Festival this evening announced Scottish actor James Cosmo and director/actor Karen Gillan have accepted the role of Eiff Honorary Patrons as the Festival heads into its 70th anniversary year. They join existing Eiff Honorary Patrons Tilda Swinton, Robert Carlyle, Seamus McGarvey and Mark Cousins.

The 69th edition of Eiff drew to a close with the World Premiere of Scott Graham’s Iona, and leading lady Ruth Negga was joined by fellow cast members in attendance on the red carpet.

Eiff Artistic Director Mark Adams said: “We are thrilled to add two Scottish luminaries to our illustrious troop of Eiff Honorary Patrons. James Cosmo is a powerhouse of acting fortitude, acknowledged this year by the Michael Powell Jury, and Karen Gillan is not only a star onscreen - her directorial debut at Eiff has shown her talents also extend behind the camera. »

- Amber Wilkinson

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