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"Dream to Screen" Young Filmmaker Initiative Announces its 5 Finalists

14 July 2014 1:42 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

2 months ago, Cineworld, the UK’s leading cinema chain, teamed up with national communications charity, Media Trust, to launch "Dream to Screen" – a short film project which aims to discover young filmmaking talent from across the UK and Ireland. The initiative is fronted by actor/rapper Ashley Walters ("Top Boy"), and supported by the Jack Petchey Foundation.  Dame Judi Dench and Dame Helen Mirren, both partiicipated in the judging panel. Wannabe filmmakers were asked to submit a 90-second short film pitch, based on the theme "Inspiration" at www.dreamtoscreen.org between May 7, 2014 and June »

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'The Hundred-Foot Journey' Is the Latest Entry in the East-Meets-West Canon

8 July 2014 7:11 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

What hath "Slumdog Millionaire" wrought?  The Oscar-winning heartstring tugger was a glimpse into a brand-new world for many moviegoers and, of course, as it is wont to do, Hollywood followed up on that success with several more films focusing in some way or another on India. In particular, it seems, Tinseltown has gotten fond of the east-meets-west motif. There was Ang Lee's worldwide Oscar-winner "Life of Pi," based on the spiritual bestseller. John Madden's "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," in which a parade of fantastic older British actors (including Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith) played a group of pensioners who travelled to India for a stay at an luxury hotel that ended up being not quite what they expected.  (A sequel could well be on its way.)  And then there was "Million Dollar Arm," Disney's feel-gooder that brought India to the U.S. through the story »

- Jacob Combs

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Small films released on the same day as major blockbusters

8 July 2014 6:54 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Some great films were released on the same day as such recent hits as The Dark Knight Rises and Frozen. Here are a few of them...

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The 3rd July 2013 saw the release of Disney's The Lone Ranger, its larger-than-life western starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. Its theatrical debut marked the end of a lengthy and difficult production, stories from which had been hungrily served up by the media - the previous summer was dominated by news stories of its spiralling budget, which was thought to have crossed $250m. Nevertheless, the 2013 blockbuster season should, in theory, have marked a fresh start for Disney, as it spent a reported $150m on marketing The Lone Ranger. But the House of Mouse hadn't counted on the popularity of another film launched on that exact same day in July: Universal's animated sequel, Despicable Me 2.

The Lone Ranger, a film with an »

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Shakespeare in Love - first pictures from the new West End play

8 July 2014 12:29 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first pictures have been released from the stage adaptation of Shakespeare in Love.

The adaptation of the Oscar-winning 1998 movie is currently in previews at London's Noël Coward Theatre.

It has been adapted for the stage by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) and features a company of 28 actors and musicians.

It is directed by Declan Donnellan and designed by Nick Ormerod, and tickets are on sale now.

Tom Bateman plays William Shakespeare and Viola de Lesseps is played by Lucy Briggs-Owen.

Anna Carteret plays Queen Elizabeth and Tony Bell takes on the role of Ralph.

"Everyone who loves the theatre loves what Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman created with the miracle that is Shakespeare in Love," said Thomas Schumacher, President and Producer of Disney Theatrical Productions.

"It is a Valentine to the Theatre and what better way to celebrate that than to turn to consummate theatre artists; Declan, Nick, Lee and »

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Enjoy Your Stay: The Top 10 Movies About Hotels/Motels

2 July 2014 3:51 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

We all from time to time enjoy a comfortable stay when vacationing anywhere in the world. So why should movie characters not appreciate a great place to stay as well? Interestingly, big screen hotels and motels almost play an important part as an extra movie character in addition to serving as a backdrop to the proceedings.

In Enjoy Your Stay: The Top 10 Movies About Hotels/Motels let’s look at some special selections where hotels and motels in film are featured and play a primary role in plot and theme. Cinematic room service has never been so accommodating.

The Enjoy Your Stay: The Top 10 Movies About Hotels/Motels selections are (in alphabetical order):

1.) The Best Exotic Manigold Hotel (2011)

Director John Madden’s The Best Exotic Manigold Hotel juggles various topical matters at hand: the aging process, deception in advertising, exotic travel and cultural clashing. Madden assembles a notable cast »

- Frank Ochieng

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Germany’s SquareOne acquires Cannes market titles

2 July 2014 10:02 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Films include Eli Roth’s Knock Knock, Anton Corbijn’s Life, Boychoir starring Dustin Hoffman and Spooks feature.

German distributor SquareOne Entertainment has acquired all German-speaking rights to four upcoming films, which all generated major buzz at the Cannes Marché in May.

The titles include Knock Knock, Life, Boychoir and Spooks: The Greater Good, all of which SquareOne will release theatrically in 2015.

Knock Knock was acquired from Voltage Pictures. Eli Roth is currently filming the feature in Chile with stars Keanu Reeves, Ana de Armas and Lorenza Izzo, of which the latter starred in Roth’s upcoming horror The Green Inferno.

The film tells the story of two young women, who show up unexpectedly at the home of a married man (Reeves) where they seduce him and wreak havoc on his life.

The deal was negotiated by Al Munteanu on behalf of SquareOne Entertainment and by Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard on behalf of Voltage Pictures.

Life was acquired »

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

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What to Expect from The Expendables 3

27 June 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe on what to expect from The Expendables 3

Two films into the Expendables franchise, fans eagerly await the arrival of the third instalment. Thus far we have come to expect certain things. Firstly of course, lots of stuff gets blown up. That’s a given considering the cast which is a group of 80’s and 90’s action Gods. Then there’s the referential humour, that in the second film in particular was almost non-stop. Did the first two films entertain? For many yes. Did they fully deliver on the promise? Not really. The balance has never quite been right. The scripts always felt a bit jumpy and in many cases some key cast members felt wasted (namely Mr Van Damme in number 2).

Now, expectation and the end result can often be two very different beasts. Many felt upon the first announcement of the original Expendables film that this »

- Gary Collinson

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Bond 24 script to get last-minute rewrite from veteran 007 scribes

27 June 2014 7:23 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The script for Bond 24 is to be rewritten by long-time franchise scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.

Purvis and Wade, who co-wrote every Bond screenplay since 1999's The World is Not Enough, had their Skyfall screenplay rewritten by John Logan.

The Daily Mail reports that "polite turmoil" behind the scenes of Sam Mendes' follow-up to Skyfall has resulted in the script being reworked, and filming delayed until December.

Ralph Fiennes, whose Gareth Mallory will succeed Judi Dench's M in the next film, previously stated that filming would begin in October.

Mendes has promised that Bond 24 will be the second part of Skyfall's story.

Watch Neal Purvis and Robert Wade speaking to Digital Spy about Skyfall below: »

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Colin Firth exits Paddington

17 June 2014 2:55 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Colin Firth has left StudioCanal’s Paddington Bear project midway through production.

“After a period of denial, we’ve chosen ‘conscious uncoupling,’” the actor said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly, riffing on the phrase used by Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow when they recently announced their separation.

Firth, who won the best actor Oscar for The King’s Speech in 2011, continued: “It’s been bittersweet to see this delightful creature take shape and come to the sad realisation that he simply doesn’t have my voice.

“I’ve had the joy of seeing most of the film and it’s going to be quite wonderful. I still feel rather protective of this bear and I’m pestering them all with suggestions for finding a voice worthy of him.”

StudioCanal will still release the film in the UK on November 28, while The Weinstein Company has set a December 25 Us release.

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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what’s on Netflix UK, Amazon UK Instant Video, BBC iPlayer (from Jun 16)

16 June 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

new to stream

Upstream Color: a confounding intellectual mystery, an enigmatic philosophical science fantasy that’s like a cinematic Moebius strip; it must be experienced to be appreciated, even as it defies full understanding [my review] [at Netflix] The Frozen Ground: in a rote cat-and-mouse cop-and-serial-killer story, Vanessa Hudgens’ “victim” is far more compelling than either cop Nicolas Cage or killer John Cusack [my review] [at Netflix] Vacancy: Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale are trapped in the creepiest motel ever; the first Hollywood film from Nimród Antal [at Netflix]

recent movies new to streaming

Endless Love: shockingly not terrible, and says some things that need to be said more often, like how dads do not own their teenaged daughters [my review] [at Amazon UK Instant Video] The Pretty One: far too blithe and cheery, yet nowhere near madcap and comic enough, for its potentially powerful switched-twins »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Angelina Jolie Named Honorary Dame by Queen Elizabeth II

14 June 2014 9:53 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Helen Mirren and Judi Dench had better watch out, because there's a new Oscar-winning dame in the British Empire. Queen Elizabeth II has made Angelina Jolie an honorary dame in the annual British Honors, which mark the Queen's official birthday, TheWrap has learned. The ‘dame’ name is one of Britain's highest honors, and Jolie was declared worthy of the honorary title for her efforts in raising global awareness about violence against women as the co-founder of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative. Also read: The Evolution of Angelina Jolie: From a ‘Girl, Interrupted’ to a Disney Villain Reconstructed (Photos) Because Jolie is not a British. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Judi Dench, Matthew Morrison join Tulip Fever

6 June 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Judi Dench and Matthew Morrison have been cast in Tulip Fever.

They will join Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Jack O'Connell, Holliday Grainger, Christoph Waltz and Zach Galifianakis in the period drama, reports Variety.

Set in 17th-century Amsterdam, the film centres around a married woman (Vikander) who enters into an affair with an artist hired to paint her portrait.

The duo gamble on the tulip bulb market in order to raise enough money to run away together.

Dench will play an abbess who rescues orphaned children, with Morrison as a drunken bohemian artist.

Justin Chadwick will direct the film, which Tom Stoppard adapted from Deborah Moggach's romance novel.

Dench was most recently seen in Philomena, for which she scored a Best Actress Oscar nomination.

Morrison is best known for his starring role in Glee.

Tulip Fever is scheduled for release in 2015. »

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Prince Harry's Ex Cressida Bonas Lands a Movie Role with Judi Dench

6 June 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Cressida Bonas is moving from Prince Harry to the silver screen. The 25-year-old dancer and former royal squeeze, who was recently on stage at a literary festival in Wales, just landed a movie role, playing a merchant's young wife alongside British acting great Dame Judi Dench. The vehicle is the Weinstein Company production Tulip Fever. Set in 17th-century Amsterdam, the story follows a married woman (actress Alicia Vikander) who begins a passionate affair with an artist hired to paint her portrait. Also starring are Glee's Matthew Morrison and British model (and It Girl) Cara Delevingne. In a statement, producer »

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Prince Harry's Ex Cressida Bonas Lands a Movie Role with Judi Dench

6 June 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Cressida Bonas is moving from Prince Harry to the silver screen. The 25-year-old dancer and former royal squeeze, who was recently on stage at a literary festival in Wales, just landed a movie role, playing a merchant's young wife alongside British acting great Dame Judi Dench. The vehicle is the Weinstein Company production Tulip Fever. Set in 17th-century Amsterdam, the story follows a married woman (actress Alicia Vikander) who begins a passionate affair with an artist hired to paint her portrait. Also starring are Glee's Matthew Morrison and British model (and It Girl) Cara Delevingne. In a statement, producer »

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‘Tulip Fever’ Rising With Dame Judi Dench

6 June 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It was originally going to be a movie in 2004 with Keira Knightley and Jude Law before hitting the financial skids. A decade later, Deborah Moggach’s 1999 novel Tulip Fever is being brought to the big screen with a raft of eminent names attached. Dame Judi Dench has been announced in a major role and her previous association with Moggach (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) may have played a part in getting the project off the ground. She will join Christoph Waltz (The Zero Theorem) and Holliday Grainger (The Borgias) as central character/17th century tulip magnate Cornelius Sandvoort and his young bride.

Tulip Fever has a good mix of passionate shenanigans and historical detail, so a prestige cast and an illustrious screenwriter (though Stoppard has a patchy history with screenplays from Brazil to The Golden Compass) guarantees at least a smidgen of watchability. Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom director Justin Chadwick »

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Judi Dench And Matthew Morrison Will Get Tulip Fever

6 June 2014 8:57 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Justin Chadwick has shown a love of delving into history to tell riveting true tales in his past films, The Other Boleyn GirlThe First Grader and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. All three of those efforts were excellent, which makes us excited that he’s going back in time to the 17th century for his next movie, titled Tulip Fever. Now, we have even more reason to be excited about the project, with news that Skyfall actress Judi Dench and Glee star Matthew Morrison have signed on for supporting roles, along with model Cara Delevingne and Cressida Bonas.

The actors join an already promising cast which includes Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Jack O’Connell, Holliday Grainger, Christoph Waltz and Zach Galifianakis. Set in 17th century Amsterdam, Tulip Fever tells the story of a married woman (Vikander) who, upon falling for the man (DeHaan) contracted to paint her portrait, begins a passionate affair with him. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Speed Read: Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart Split

6 June 2014 6:37 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Source: Getty / Frazer Harrison Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart have split after two and a half years together. What is Cressida Bonas doing after her breakup with Prince Harry? Picking up big film roles. She will star in Tulip Fever, the adaptation of Deborah Moggach's bestselling novel, alongside Judi Dench, Zach Galifianakis, Cara Delevingne, and many others. Gone Girl's Rosamund Pike is pregnant with her second child. Former child star Gaby Hoffmann is also expecting her first child. Congratulations! The Fault in Our Stars finally hits theaters today. Before you cry at the theater, watch our review and relive some of the book's most beautiful quotes. Orange Is the New Black season two premiered on Netflix today. Catch up on everything that happened in season one before you start binge watching. This huge Wheel of Fortune fail will blow your mind: Casey Kasem is in critical condition at a hospital in Washington state. »

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Judi Dench Has Tulip Fever

5 June 2014 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Signing up for her tenth film with the Weinstein co., and marking a reunion with her Shakespeare In Love screenwriter Tom Stoppard, Judi Dench has just signed up for Tulip Fever. Justin Chadwick is directing the film, based on Deborah Moggach's novel, and is wrangling an impressive cast that also includes Christoph Waltz, Holliday Grainger, Zach Galifianakis, Jack O'Connell, Dane DeHaan, Alicia Vikander, Cara Delevingne. Cressida Bonas, and the also just-signed Matthew Morrison.Tulip Fever is shaping up along the opulent period drama lines of The Girl With A Pearl Earring and Perfume. Waltz plays Cornelis Sandvoort, a man grown rich from the tulip trade, who scores a beautiful young wife, Sofia (Vikander) on the back of his success. When he arranges to have their portrait painted by the dashing Jan van Loos (DeHaan), however, he finds his frustrated bride's attentions straying. Sophia and Jan start secretly speculating in the tulip market themselves, »

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Casting Net: Denzel Washington in talks for 'Magnificent Seven' remake; Plus Judi Dench, Zac Efron, more

5 June 2014 4:45 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Denzel Washington, about to end a run on Broadway in A Raisin in the Sun, is in talks to star in a remake of the 1960 western The Magnificent Seven for MGM. Washington would once again work with Antoine Fuqua, who directed his Oscar-winning performance in Training Day and the upcoming film The Equalizer. Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt had previously been eyed for the project with drafts of the script written by Nic Pizzolatto (True Detective) and most recently John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side). [The Hollywood Reporter]

Judi Dench (Philomena) will play The Abbess of St. Ursula’s, a rescuer of orphan children, »

- Jake Perlman

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Judi Dench, Matthew Morrison Join ‘Tulip Fever’

5 June 2014 4:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Weinstein Company has added Judi Dench and “Glee” star Matthew Morrison to the cast of historical drama “Tulip Fever,” set in 17th century Amsterdam.

It’s the 10th film that Dench has done for the Weinsteins. Dench will play the Abbess of St. Ursula’s, a rescuer of orphan children, and Morrison will play a drunken bohemian artist.

Previously announced cast includes Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Jack O’Connell, Holliday Grainger, Christoph Waltz and Zach Galifianakis.

Justin Chadwick is directing from a Tom Stoppard script, adapted from Deborah Moggach’s romance novel. Ruby FilmsAlison Owen is producing the project.

Vikander plays a married woman who begins a passionate affair with an artist hired to paint her portrait. The duo gamble on the tulip bulb market to raise money to run away together.

TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein said, “I’m unbelievably proud to say that ‘Tulip Fever’ will be »

- Dave McNary

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