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Cate Blanchett to get BFI Fellowship

27 August 2015 7:50 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Oscar-winning Australian actor and theatre director to be honoured at London film festival for her outstanding achievement in film

Australian actor Cate Blanchett is to be awarded a BFI Fellowship by the UK’s lead film agency, the British Film Institute, at this year’s London film festival.

The BFI Fellowship – not to be confused with a similarly titled honour given by Bafta (the British Academy of Film and Television Arts) – is a lifetime achievement award given by the BFI board of governors and presented for “outstanding achievement in film and television”. There have been some 80 previous recipients, including Al Pacino, Judi Dench, Mike Leigh and, most recently, Mel Brooks.

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Rehearsals begin for Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Garrick Plays

26 August 2015 2:18 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Garrick Plays

We’ve just received word that rehearsals have kicked off for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s Plays at the Garrick season.

The Winter’s Tale, Harlequinade / All On Her Own, The Painkiller, Romeo and Juliet and The Entertainer make up the inaugural season of work for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company.

The Winter’s Tale will play in repertory alongside the Rattigan double-bill of Harlequinade / All On Her Own from 17 October 2015 until 16 January 2016.

The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption, is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan. Judi Dench will play Paulina opposite Kenneth Branagh as Leontes. Judi Dench will not be appearing in Harlequinade / All On Her Own.

Judi DenchKenneth Branagh Theatre Company Garrick Plays

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Tim Burton is switching on this year's Blackpool Illuminations

19 August 2015 1:46 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Tim Burton will have the honour of turning on this year's Blackpool Illuminations.

The Hollywood movie director, who has been a long-time fan of the seaside town, will turn on the light display after a concert next month, reports BBC News.

The event on September 4 will see performances from acts including Only The Young, Lawson, Jedward and Professor Green. The Vamps are headlining proceedings.

Councillor Gillian Campbell, deputy leader of Blackpool's council, said: "Having one of the most famous film directors in the world turn on the Blackpool Illuminations is a major coup and shows the high regard the town is held in the hearts of our famous visitors.

"We know he is a huge fan of Blackpool and we are delighted that he has agreed to switch the Illuminations on for us on the biggest night of Blackpool's year.

"This is gearing up to be one of the best »

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The Big James Bond Questions That Spectre Will Try To Answer

14 August 2015 7:41 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

You know his name, you've memorized his number, and you know how he takes his martinis; but do you really know the man who is Bond, James Bond? It's hard to say, as he really wasn't given much opportunity to develop as a character in the first iteration of the decades spanning franchise. It's something that Sam Mendes intends to explore very thoroughly in Spectre, and he plans to answer some long standing questions about how James became Bond. Warning: We will get in to spoilers for the Daniel Craig era of Bond. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly during a recent interview, Mendes elaborated on how he changed the franchise with his record-breaking film Skyfall by noting that by the end of the film, the Bond universe was officially and totally rebooted. With the death of Dame Judi Dench's M, the final vestiges of Bond 1.0 were »

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Spectre Vlog Showcases The New Women In Bond’s Life

13 August 2015 9:49 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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With the release of Spectre little more than two months away, Eon Picture, Sony and MGM have dropped a new Vlog, to help better acquaint you with the film’s female contingent.

Check it out below.

The Vlog gives both Lea Seydoux and Monica Bellucci a chance to gush about the franchise and their collaborators, without giving too much away concerning their roles in Spectre’s sure-to-be-twisty framework.

A good Bond girl is a key part of any good Bond outing, as some of Daniel Craig’s past credits will attest. Eva Green was an absolute scene-stealer in Casino Royale, whilst the disappointing Quantum of Solace can chalk-up Olga Kurylenko’s flat turn as one of its critical flaws.

Seydoux and Bellucci certainly emanate the ethereal, distrusting beauty that Bond girls are famed for, but whether they can match the complexity of an Eva Green is another matter. »

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New 'The Last Witch Hunter' Trailer: Vin Diesel Dives Headfirst Into Monsters

6 August 2015 7:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Update 8/6/15: A new trailer for The Last Witch Hunter is now online and contains a lot more monsters and magic. Check it out at the bottom of this post.   Previously: Vin Diesel is a huge nerd. You may not be able to tell that based purely on the Fast & Furious franchise, but Diesel's got some serious geek credentials. He founded a video game company just to make games for his Pitch Black movies, and he not only grew up playing Dungeons & Dragons, but he still does as an adult, and better yet -- he taught Judi Dench how to play while they were filming The Chronicles of Riddick. So don't be so shocked to see the muscle car icon starring in a fantasy movie like The Last Witch Hunter, which has just revealed its first teaser trailer. The teaser...

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What is the future of the BBC? Have your say in our survey

1 August 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Let your voice be heard - take our BBC survey here

The future of the BBC is in the balance following the publication of the government's green paper on the future of the corporation.

The BBC has responded and called for the public to have their say.

On the Beeb's side are the the likes of Graham Norton, who claimed that "people would s**t themselves" if the BBC was switched off.

National treasure Jk Rowling bundled in on the #BBCMemories hashtag, and Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat claimed that any damaging changes would be irreversible.

Daniel Craig, Judi Dench and Sir David Attenborough were among the stars who signed an open letter to David Cameron over the government's plans.

But not all celebrities are backing Auntie. Mark Millar has put his head above the parapet - not knocking the output of the broadcaster but taking issue with it being »

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What is the future of the BBC? Vote now to have your say in our survey

1 August 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Vote now: take our BBC survey here

The future of the BBC is in the balance following the publication of the government's green paper on the future of the corporation.

The BBC has responded and called for the public to have their say: hence this survey we've created to assess the public mood.

On the Beeb's side are the the likes of Graham Norton, who claimed that "people would s**t themselves" if the BBC was switched off.

National treasure Jk Rowling bundled in on the #BBCMemories hashtag, and Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat claimed that any damaging changes would be irreversible.

Daniel Craig, Judi Dench and Sir David Attenborough were among the stars who signed an open letter to David Cameron over the government's plans.

But not all celebrities are backing Auntie. Mark Millar has put his head above the parapet - not knocking the output of the broadcaster »

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Congrats to Monica Bellucci: She's Making History

24 July 2015 10:01 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The ever-gorgeous Monica Bellucci--the Italians must have something in their water, as Sophia Loren and Claudia Cardinale still look fab, decades after their prime--marks the first woman aged 50 to play a Bond girl. We should call her a Bond Woman, she told the Sunday Times Style magazine. She first thought that director Sam Mendes wanted to cast her as M in Bond 24, "Spectre," replacing 80-year-old Dame Judi Dench.  Read More: Watch 'Spectre' Trailer: James Bond Meets the Author of His Pain »

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Logo for Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

24 July 2015 8:19 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Director Tim Burton has taken to Facebook to reveal the official logo for his new film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children…

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is an unforgettable, thrilling and haunting tale centers on 16-year-old Jacob (portrayed by Asa Butterfield), who follows clues that take him to a mysterious island, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores the abandoned bedrooms and hallways, he discovers that its former occupants were far more than peculiar; they possessed incredible powers. And they may still be alive.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is set for release on March 4th 2016, with a cast that includes Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Kim Dickens, Rupert Everett, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson.

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Steven Moffat launches impassioned defence of the BBC: 'We can't let Tories switch it off'

22 July 2015 5:16 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Steven Moffat is the latest star to make an impassioned defence of the BBC in the wake of the government's critical Green Paper.

The award-winning Doctor Who and Sherlock showrunner described the corporation as a "beacon of quality" and accused the Conservative government of a desire to "turn off the people that are criticising them", blasting its ideas for reform as "all wretched [and] all wrong".

"If we limit it, or damage it, or destroy it, we have absolutely no idea how to turn [the BBC] back on, because we don't know how it happened it the first place," Moffat told The Stage.

"You could look at [the BBC's] philosophy, you could look at the fact that somehow from the work of those early pioneers it became a beacon of quality - not just for Britain, but for the entire world.

"If we allow, basically, the Tories to turn off the people that are criticising them, »

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Daniel Craig, J.K. Rowling & Judi Dench Voice Support For “Strong” BBC

15 July 2015 3:45 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

A host of big names have lent their voices to an open letter to the government calling for it to protect the integrity and independence of the BBC. Daniel Craig, J.K. Rowling, Dame Judi Dench, Stephen Fry and Richard Curtis are just some of the luminaries to offer the embattled BBC some support a day ahead of the government publishing a green paper that many expect to call for a top to bottom review of the BBC moving forward. Here is a full copy of the letter: 'Dear… »

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J.K. Rowling, Judi Dench, Daniel Craig Defend BBC from Right-wing Attacks

15 July 2015 3:42 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — A host of British showbiz stars — including J.K. Rowling, Judi Dench, Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz — have come to the defense of publicly-owned broadcaster the BBC as it struggles to defend itself from attacks from the right-wing Conservative Party government.

In an open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron, the two dozen or so celebrities from the world of film and television wrote: “In our view, a diminished BBC would simply mean a diminished Britain.”

They added: “The BBC is a very precious organization. Like all organizations, it has its faults but it is overwhelmingly a creative force for good.”

In the letter, they express their “concern that nothing should be done to diminish the BBC or turn it into a narrowly focused market-failure broadcaster.”

Among the other stars to put their names to the letter are actor Mark Rylance, who starred in “Wolf Hall” and leads the cast »

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Daniel Craig, Judi Dench and more stars sign open letter to David Cameron over BBC plans

15 July 2015 1:51 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The stars have come out in force to defend the BBC against government criticism.

Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench, Jk Rowling and Sir David Attenborough are among the names who have signed an open letter to David Cameron ahead of the BBC's Charter Review.

Describing the corporation as a "very precious institution", they have warned the Prime Minister that "a diminished BBC would simply mean a diminished Britain".

Rachel Weisz, Mark Rylance, David Walliams, Miranda Hart, Michael McIntyre, Steven Moffatt, Richard Curtis, Simon Schama and Sir Lenny Henry have also put their names to the letter.

They are joined by Gary Lineker, Clare Balding, Claudia Winkleman, Graham Norton, Chris Evans, Professor Brian Cox, Stephen Fry, Michael Palin, Lord Melvyn Bragg, Adil Ray, Jamie Oliver, Clara Amfo, Nick Grimshaw, Trevor Nelson, Annie Nightingale and Reggie Yates.

The letter reads: "The Government and the BBC are now entering the Charter Review. We »

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What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: July 13-19

13 July 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Ex Machina"

Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander star in this inventive sci-fi thriller from Alex Garland, the genius writer of "28 Days Later." Critics and audiences both gave this one the thumbs-up with "Ex Machina" currently boasting a 91 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. DVD/Blu-ray extras include a "Through the Looking Glass: Creating Ex Machina" 5-part featurette, SXSW Q&A with cast and crew, and eight behind-the-scenes vignettes.

"The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"

This sequel to the 2012 charmer "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" stars the always engaging Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, and Dev Patel with the welcome addition of Richard Gere. Blu-ray extras include featurettes on "Returning to the Marigold Hotel," "Blossoming Relationships," "The Marigold Wedding," and "Filming in India. »

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DVD Review – The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

6 July 2015 6:53 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

Directed by John Madden

Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Tina Desai, Dev Patel, Shazad Latif, Tamsin Greig and Richard Gere.

Synposis:

As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals – Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.

This sequel to John Madden’s 2011 hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel had few requirements to fulfill. Of most importance, the stellar cast from the first film returned in force, bolstered by a handful of bright, new faces. The largely-British ensemble cast, extensively listed above, features actors whom it is a simple pleasure to watch. Bill Nighy (Pride) is a perennial charmer, and his relationship with the delightful Dame Judi Dench (Philomena) is only a recipe for success. The screen is stolen by »

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Dustin Hoffman blasts Hollywood: 'This is the worst that film has ever been'

4 July 2015 5:16 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Dustin Hoffman had taken aim at Hollywood, saying that the film industry is in a bad state.

In an interview with The Independent, the actor said that the movie industry in its current state is driven purely by profit.

"I think right now television is the best that it's ever been and I think that it's the worst that film has ever been – in the 50 years that I've been doing it, it's the worst."

He went on to say that he isn't "getting much" directorial work, which he explained as being purely for financial reasons.

"I don't think that has anything to do with whether you are good or not, it's just about whether your films make money or not."

Dame Judi Dench recently spoke about working with Hoffman on Esio Trot in an interview clip exclusive to Digital Spy. »

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Jackson Returns! Two-Time Oscar Winner and Former Labour MP to Star in Zola Adaptation

2 July 2015 4:06 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Glenda Jackson: Actress and former Labour MP. Two-time Oscar winner and former Labour MP Glenda Jackson returns to acting Two-time Best Actress Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson set aside her acting career after becoming a Labour Party MP in 1992. Four years ago, Jackson, who represented the Greater London constituency of Hampstead and Highgate, announced that she would stand down the 2015 general election – which, somewhat controversially, was won by right-wing prime minister David Cameron's Conservative party.[1] The silver lining: following a two-decade-plus break, Glenda Jackson is returning to acting. Now, Jackson isn't – for the time being – returning to acting in front of the camera. The 79-year-old is to be featured in the Radio 4 series Emile Zola: Blood, Sex and Money, described on their website as a “mash-up” adaptation of 20 Emile Zola novels collectively known as "Les Rougon-Macquart."[2] Part 1 of the three-part Radio 4 series will be broadcast daily during an »

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'Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Characters Review Their Stay | Exclusive

2 July 2015 12:21 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fox Home Entertainment's hit sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is currently available on Digital HD formats, before its release on Blu-ray and DVD July 14. With any tourist destination like The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, travelers will post their reviews of the hotel on sites like Yelp and other travel websites. Today we have three exclusive photos which shows the reviews of this establishment by main characters Douglas (Bill Nighy), Evelyn (Judi Dench) and Guy (Richard Gere).

Check in again for more love and laughter as new arrival Richard Gere joins an all-star ensemble cast - including Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Dev Patel - returning for this heartwarming sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Now that his first venture has been proven successful, ever-confident Sonny (Dev Patel) is busy juggling plans for a second resort...as well as his own wedding. But his efforts »

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DramaFever Obtains Streaming Rights To 18 BBC Titles

1 July 2015 12:51 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

DramaFever is getting an infusion of classic British entertainment. The New York-based streaming platform, popular for its focus on international TV and movies, has closed a licensing deal with BBC Worldwide North America for the U.S. streaming rights to 18 BBC titles.

DramaFever added five BBC titles to its streaming platform on July 1, 2015, and will add the remaining 13 shows over the next few months. The online video service’s premium subscribers now have access to the first five titles: Tess of the D’Urbervilles (starring Eddie Redmayne), Pride and Prejudice (Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth), Upstairs, Downstairs (Keeley Hawes), Little Dorrit (Claire Foy), and Miss Austen Regrets (Olivia Williams).

Here’s a list of the remaining BBC titles DramaFever will start streaming in the upcoming months:

Sense and Sensibility (Premieres July 31) – Sense and Sensibility is a story of two young sisters on a voyage of burgeoning sexual and romantic discovery. »

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