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‘Spectre’ Teaser Trailer: James Bond Has a Secret (Video)

27 March 2015 4:55 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

James Bond is hiding a secret in the first teaser trailer for the latest 007 film, “Spectre.” Daniel Craig returns to play the British super spy, who is still reeling from the events of “Skyfall,” which took him to his childhood home and which left his mentor M (Judi Dench) dead. Ralph Fiennes is taking over the M role, while the first trailer also teases Naomie Harris returning as Miss Moneypenny. She hands Bond his personal effects from what’s leftover of the last battle, with a mysterious picture of the spy as a young child the central focus. Also Read: »

- Linda Ge

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Daniel Craig's James Bond returns in first trailer for Spectre

27 March 2015 2:02 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Spectre, the title of the next 007 film, is actually a callback to S.P.E.C.T.R.E. – the Special Executive for Counter-Intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion – an anti-MI6 (with a pretty great acronym) that made its first appearance in Dr. No (1962). Honestly, as much as we love James Bond (Daniel Craig) and all of his one-letter friends, you have to get behind an evil corporation with the word “Revenge” in their name.

Director Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) announced his Spectre cast this passed December, and together they’ve filmed in Rome, Mexico City, and on the slopes in Austria.

Even though Dame Judi Dench won’t be reprising her role of M, the cast for Spectre is still stacked, boasting Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Monica Belluci, Léa Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Colour), Andrew Scott (“Sherlock”), and Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy).

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- Sasha James

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Doctor Who: 60 things we learned from The Writer's Tale

26 March 2015 2:35 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

To end a week celebrating New Who's 10th birthday, here's a bumper list of Doctor Who titbits from Russell T Davies' The Writer's Tale...

We’ve touched on why The Writer’s Tale, the 2008 (expanded in 2010) compendium of correspondence between Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies and journalist Benjamin Cook, deserves a space on your bookshelf here.

In short, The Writer’s Tale is both a screenwriting masterclass and an unparalleled look behind the scenes of new Doctor Who. As well as following the production triumphs and emergencies as the show lurches “from one crisis to another”, it lets you witness story ideas being created in the wild. See pivotal Doctor Who moments tottering unsurely out of Davies’ mind like new-born giraffes and watch them transform into sleek, galloping beasts of majesty! Think of it like a classy David Attenborough doc on storytelling, with bonus David Tennant photos and chat about Tony from Skins. »

- louisamellor

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Terence Rattigan On Film: The Browning Version

24 March 2015 6:54 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

I. The Rattigan Version

After his first dramatic success, The Winslow Boy, Terence Rattigan conceived a double bill of one-act plays in 1946. Producers dismissed the project, even Rattigan’s collaborator Hugh “Binkie” Beaumont. Actor John Gielgud agreed. “They’ve seen me in so much first rate stuff,” Gielgud asked Rattigan; “Do you really think they will like me in anything second rate?”  Rattigan insisted he wasn’t “content writing a play to please an audience today, but to write a play that will be remembered in fifty years’ time.”

Ultimately, Rattigan paired a brooding character study, The Browning Version, with a light farce, Harlequinade. Entitled Playbill, the show was finally produced by Stephen Mitchell in September 1948, starring Eric Portman, and became a runaway hit. While Harlequinade faded into a footnote, the first half proved an instant classic. Harold Hobson wrote that “Mr. Portman’s playing and Mr. Rattigan’s writing »

- Christopher Saunders

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Cate Blanchett Talks Importance of Older Female Audiences: Women Don't Stop Consuming Culture ''Once They Stop Menstruating''

23 March 2015 5:48 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Cate Blanchett stuns on the April cover of Vogue Australia while also addressing some very important issues in the industry. The 45-year-old star posed in a series of elegant shots photographed by Emma Summerton on location at the "Jack House" in Sydney, and while looking absolutely radiant in a number of pattern outfits accessorized by large jewels and a black headwrap, Blanchett discussed the inequality surrounding women in Hollywood. "Tina Fey wrote in Bossypants that any woman in Hollywood who's no longer considered f--kable is ignored," interviewer Anna Funder began, "In the era of Judi Dench and Meryl Streep and other actresses we love, can this really be true, or are they »

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Peculiar Children casting news

23 March 2015 12:21 PM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Back in November, Screenterrier reported on the casting of Asa Butterfield as lead role Jacob, and Ella Purnell as Peculiar Child Emma Bloom, joining Eva Green in Tim Burton's Peregrine's Home For Peculiars, based upon the best-selling novel 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' by Ransom Riggs.

The unforgettable, thrilling and haunting tale centers on 16-year-old Jacob (played 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.

Filming has now commenced and we can meet the young actors making up the rest of the cast of Peculiar Children, who all possess incredible powers.

Eight year old Pixie Davies plays little Bronwyn Buntley, »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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Tina Desai: I was bad in kissing in the first part of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

23 March 2015 3:21 AM, PDT | GlamSham | See recent GlamSham news »

When the second part of the franchise The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was announced, it was a big surprise for Tina Desai and the entire team attached with the film. As Tina reveals in an exclusive interview with glamsham.com that how the entire team of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel used to take it as a joke and how thrilled they were to come back once again. She also talked about making the likes of Judi Dench, Richard Gere and others dance on Indian tunes, the overwhelming response to the second part world over and much more. Here are the excerpts of the conversation:

How has been the response like to the second part of The Best Excotic Marigold Hotel?

It's got terrific response abroad. It's no. 1 for three weeks in UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada and it was also no. 1 in the Us also. So, now I am waiting »

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Mel Brooks Receives British Film Institute’s Fellowship

22 March 2015 3:40 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Mel Brooks has been awarded the British Film Institute’s highest honor, the BFI Fellowship, at a private dinner hosted by Greg Dyke, BFI chair.

John Hurt, BFI Fellow and star of Brooks’ films including “A History of the World Part 1″ and “Spaceballs,” gave a citation at the event. Alan Yentob, also a BFI Fellow, interviewed Brooks in front of guests that included Terry Gilliam, Mike Leigh, Simon Pegg and Salman Rushdie.

The Fellowship is awarded by the BFI board of governors, and it is presented for outstanding achievement in film and television. Previous recipients include Ralph Fiennes, David Cronenberg, Judi Dench, Tim Burton, Martin Scorsese and Orson Welles.

Brooks said: “I am deeply honored to be the recipient of the BFI Fellowship and to be inducted into such distinguished company. When I was informed that I had been chosen, I was surprised and delighted. Not many Americans have been offered this prestigious award… »

- Leo Barraclough

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Mel Brooks receives BFI Fellowship

20 March 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The comedy great received the honour in person in London.

Us comedy writer, actor and director Mel Brooks has been awarded the highest honour of the British Film Institute (BFI), the BFI Fellowship, at a private dinner in London tonight (March 20).

Previous recipients include Sir Christopher Lee, Ralph Fiennes, David Cronenberg, Dame Judi Dench, Isabelle Huppert, Tim Burton, Martin Scorsese and Orson Welles. The honour is awarded by the BFI Board of Governors and is presented for outstanding achievement in film and television

Ahead of the presentation, Brooks said: “I am deeply honoured to be the recipient of the BFI Fellowship and to be inducted into such distinguished company.

“When I was informed that I had been chosen, I was surprised and delighted. Not many Americans have been offered this prestigious award…and for good reason.”

BFI chair Greg Dyke, who hosted the event, said of Brooks: “His brilliant wit and satire have continued to surprise and delight »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Mark Gatiss, Judi Dench to star in live election play The Vote for More4

20 March 2015 4:31 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Dame Judi Dench and Mark Gatiss are to star in a new stage play that will be broadcast live on More4.

The Vote - set in a fictional polling station - will make theatrical history when it is shown live on election night, as polls close on May 7 from 8.30pm.

Consisting of 50 actors in total, it will also star Catherine Tate and EastEnders' Timothy West.

The play from James Graham will open at London's Donmar Warehouse for two weeks ahead of the live broadcast. Graham also wrote Channel 4's Nick Clegg drama Coalition.

Dench will play a voter who arrives at the station with her daughter, played by real life daughter Finty Williams.

"This is a unique opportunity for the Donmar to make a small theatre feel very big," said artistic director Josie Rourke.

"Some of the nation's greatest actors are coming together this election night to give »

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Dench and Gatiss lead Donmar and Channel 4 election night first

19 March 2015 5:02 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Timothy West, Bill Paterson and Catherine Tate will also star in The Vote, a play set during the final 90 minutes of polling, to be broadcast live on 7 May

Judi Dench and Sherlock star Mark Gatiss are to head an elite cast beaming live theatre to the nation’s living rooms in a unique real-time general election drama on polling day.

They will be joined by stage and television veterans Timothy West and Bill Paterson, and comedian and actor Catherine Tate, in The Vote, a collaboration between the Donmar Warehouse and Channel 4 billed as a first for theatre and TV.

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- Caroline Davies

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It Will Be a 'Challenge' to Play Me, Queen Tells New Dame Kristin Scott Thomas

19 March 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Kristin Scott Thomas came face-to-face with her next subject when she was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. The actress, 54, is set to play the queen, 88, in the play The Audience which opens next month in London's West End. She is replacing another Dame, Helen Mirren, who originated the role when the play first premiered in London in 2013. "[The queen] asked me what I was doing next, so I had to tell her and she said it would be quite a challenge," the star told reporters as she beamed with delight while showing off her medal at Buckingham Palace. »

- Simon Perry, @SPerryPeoplemag

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First Spectre teaser poster revealed: Daniel Craig is back as Bond

17 March 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first Spectre teaser poster has been revealed.

The 24th instalment in the James Bond movie series will open in cinemas on November 6.

Stephanie Sigman recently joined the cast of Spectre as the mysterious character Estrella.

The first picture of Dave Bautista as the villainous assassin Mr Hinx was also publicly unveiled last month.

Speaking about Spectre's storyline, director Sam Mendes has said that it is very much tied to the events of 007's (Daniel Craig) childhood.

Spectre's cast also includes Léa Seydoux, Andrew Scott, Christoph Waltz and Monica Bellucci, who recently joked that she thought she'd be replacing Dame Judi Dench as M in the sequel.

An official synopsis for the spy film reads: "A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation.

"While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of »

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Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel wins UK box office again

17 March 2015 6:07 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has won the UK box office for a third consecutive week.

The comedy-drama sequel - starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Richard Gere - fended off competition from Run All Night and claimed £1.4m.

Liam Neeson's latest thriller Run All Night takes £823,000 to secure second spot. Focus drops to third with £805,000.

Suite Francaise with Michelle Williams opens with £503,000, while Fifty Shades of Grey spends its fifth week in the top five, earning £487,000.

Meanwhile, Still Alice rises one place to seventh.

The UK box office top ten in full:

1. (1) The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - £1,409,311

2. (-) Run All Night - £823,833

3. (2) Focus - £805,244

4. (-) Suite Francaise - £503,928

5. (3) Fifty Shades of Grey - £487,635

6. (4) Chappie - £448,288

7. (8) Still Alice - £419,327

8. (5) Big Hero 6 - £387,905

9. (7) Kingsman: The Secret Service - £292,368

10. (6) Shaun the Sheep Movie - £262,862

Source: Rentrak

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Special! Pictures of the Props of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

12 March 2015 6:45 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

In theaters now in a limited release, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel expand to even more theaters in North America this Friday! Following the global blockbuster hit from 2012, the loveable cast that includes Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel, Tina Desai, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup and Lillete Dubey reunite for the another comedy adventure in India. They are joined by Richard Gere in the film directed by Oscar-nominated John Madden.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy »

- Stacey Yount

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Prince Harry's Ex Cressida Bonas Says She Is 'Paralyzingly' Shy

12 March 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Prince Harry's ex is moving on in a big way. After scoring an enviable fashion gig with Mulberry and a role in a high-profile film alongside Judi Dench, Cressida Bonas's star is rising further - as Miss Vogue's latest cover girl. "In real life I'm often so shy - paralyzingly so," the 26-year-old aristocrat says in the magazine's April edition (a supplement to the main issue of British Vogue). "But when I'm performing, it's totally different - I feel free." As if to prove the point, Bonas dances carefree through the streets of London, in a casual Breton-style top and leggings, »

- Monique Jessen, @moniquejessen

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Prince Harry's Ex Cressida Bonas Says She Is 'Paralyzingly' Shy

12 March 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Prince Harry's ex is moving on in a big way. After scoring an enviable fashion gig with Mulberry and a role in a high-profile film alongside Judi Dench, Cressida Bonas's star is rising further - as Miss Vogue's latest cover girl. "In real life I'm often so shy - paralyzingly so," the 26-year-old aristocrat says in the magazine's April edition (a supplement to the main issue of British Vogue). "But when I'm performing, it's totally different - I feel free." As if to prove the point, Bonas dances carefree through the streets of London, in a casual Breton-style top and leggings, »

- Monique Jessen, @moniquejessen

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How Judi Dench and Maggie Smith got their moment in 'Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

12 March 2015 4:05 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" was a surprise hit three years ago and earned a legion of fans around the world. The ensemble drama about a group of British senior citizens taking up residence in an Indian hotel was missing one key moment, however.  Oscar winners Judi Dench and Maggie Smith barely had a scene together.  Ol Parker, who wrote both "Exotic" and the sequel "Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," takes complete responsibility. "I [expletive] up the first time," Parker says speaking to HitFix earlier this month.  "I mean they don’t talk.  They literally don’t talk for the first movie." That's not entirely true. Evelyn (Dench) and Muriel (Smith) do have a brief exchange towards the end of the film, but it sadly alludes to their lack of screen time.  Muriel notes, "We haven't talked much, you and I" and Evelyn replies, "My looks evidently." Parker recalls, "You’ve got these two titans, »

- Gregory Ellwood

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'71 's Jack O'Connell on history, politics, and fame

12 March 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

He’s been tapped as “the next Tom Hardy” but Jack O’Connell is storming out on his own in his rise from UK TV star to in-demand lead actor.

After turning heads in Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken and tough prison drama Starred Up, O’Connell is running for his life in the historical thriller ’71.  O’Connell stars as Gary, a British soldier who inadvertently gets left behind by his patrol unit on the streets of Belfast during a deadly riot.  Left on his own, the young Gary must navigate the dangerous streets in an attempt to make it back to his base alive.

The film was released earlier in the UK and Ireland earning several accolades at the British Independent Film Awards including Best British Independent Film and Best Actor, as well as BAFTA nominations in the screenplay and Best British Film categories.

’71 marks the first movie we’ll »

- Rachel West

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'Miss Peregrine' Begins Shooting with Director Tim Burton

12 March 2015 8:18 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production is underway on visionary filmmakerTim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, based upon the best-selling novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs. The film, which 20th Century Fox releases in theaters everywhere March 4, 2016, starsEva Green,Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Chris O'Dowd,Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Kim Dickens,Rupert Everett, with Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson. Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping are producing under the Chernin Entertainment banner. The screenplay is by Jane Goldman.

The 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 will »

- MovieWeb

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