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Christmas TV movie guide: Thursday, December 25 - Big, Star Trek

25 December 2014 1:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Watch the Digital Spy team discuss their favourite Christmas movies above, then see the best films showing on TV today to prepare your festive entertainment.

Back to the Future - 10.55am, ITV

Marty McFly is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-travelling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr Emmett Brown. To save his own existence, Marty must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to get back to the future.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - 3.25pm, Channel 5

In this classic family film, an eccentric professor invents a flying car to the surprise of himself and everyone around him. When a dictator from a foreign government finds out, he resorts to all means necessary to get his hands on it.

Jurassic Park - 3.35pm, ITV2

In Steven Spielberg's blockbuster, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown during a preview tour, allowing its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. »

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Christmas TV movie guide: Thursday, December 25 - Big, Star Trek

25 December 2014 1:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Watch the Digital Spy team discuss their favourite Christmas movies above, then see the best films showing on TV today to prepare your festive entertainment.

Back to the Future - 10.55am, ITV

Marty McFly is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-travelling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr Emmett Brown. To save his own existence, Marty must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to get back to the future.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - 3.25pm, Channel 5

In this classic family film, an eccentric professor invents a flying car to the surprise of himself and everyone around him. When a dictator from a foreign government finds out, he resorts to all means necessary to get his hands on it.

Jurassic Park - 3.35pm, ITV2

In Steven Spielberg's blockbuster, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown during a preview tour, allowing its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. »

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Sony developing animated Super Mario Bros. movie

14 December 2014 10:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like Mario and Luigi are heading back to the big screen, with leaked emails from the Sony hack revealing that producer Avi Arad (The Amazing Spider-Man) is developing an animated Super Mario Bros. movie.

According to Buzzfeed, Arad emailed Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal in October, stating that he is “the proud father of the Mario animated film”, and sending an photo of himself with Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata.

The iconic video game series has previously spawned a 1986 anime film Super Mario Bros.: Peach-Hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen! and the disastrous 1993 live-action movie starring Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo as the two Italian plumbers, along with the American animated series The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, and Super Mario World.

See Also: Sega developing Altered Beast, Streets of Rage, Shinobi, Rise of Nightmares and Crazy Taxi movies

Are you looking forward to an animated Super Mario Bros. movie? »

- Gary Collinson

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Sony Plans "Super Mario Bros" Cartoon?

13 December 2014 12:48 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sony Pictures is reportedly pursuing a new animated film adaptation of the video game property "Super Mario Bros." according to Buzzfeed.

"Spider-Man" film series producer Avi Arad is apparently trying to secure the distribution rights from Nintendo and confirms to the site that negotiations with Nintendo are "just the beginning".

"Hotel Transylvania" director Genndy Tartakovsky was apparently suggested as a potential director for the new film, though reps for the filmmaker tell the site he is not involved.

No mention is made of rights issues or the fact that Nintendo has avoided film adaptations of their properties due to the disastrous results with 1993's live-action take on the game starring Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo and Dennis Hopper. »

- Garth Franklin

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'Super Mario Bros.' Animated Movie Is Happening at Sony

12 December 2014 1:12 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

21 years after the disastrous Super Mario Bros. live-action movie flopped at the box office, Sony Pictures is pursuing the video game property, with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 producer Avi Arad trying to secure the distribution rights from Nintendo. BuzzFeed initially reported that the producer had closed a deal for the movie rights, information which was obtained through emails leaked from the Sony hack, but Avi Arad responded in an email that negotiations with Nintendo are "just the beginning." In an October 23 email to Sony's Amy Pascal, Avi Arad stated, "I am the proud father of mario the animated film [sic]."

Amy Pascal later forwarded that email to Tom Rothman, who heads up Sony-based Tri-Star Pictures, stating that Avi Arad "closed" Mario Bros. and that it would be an animated feature. In another email, Amy Pascal suggested that Genndy Tartakovsky should direct the new Super Mario Bros. film, stating, "It's soooo perfect for him. »

- MovieWeb

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British Independent Film Awards Honor Full Range of Brit Pics

2 December 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With alternative modes of production reshaping the definition of “mainstream” well beyond the reach of studio cinema, it can be difficult for independent cinema to maintain its, well, independence.

Yet the British Independent Film Awards, now in their 17th year, still occupy a unique position in the U.K. awards calendar. Though their definition of independent cinema is hardly elitist, their nominees annually cover a large sector of British cinema not served by the BAFTAs — as the latter institution models itself ever more directly on the American Academy Awards, their spotlighting of homegrown product grows increasingly selective.

As a measure of the disconnect, the last three winners of Bifa’s top prize — “Tyrannosaur,” “Broken” and “Metro Manila” — scored just four BAFTA nominations among them, all in specialized or subsidiary categories. This year’s Bifa nominee list sees Yann Demange’s tough, low-grossing Troubles thriller “’71,” above, leading the count ahead of »

- Guy Lodge

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The 35 Greatest Murder Mystery Movies Ever Made

28 November 2014 7:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Murder mysteries are so commonplace on TV that each week offers seemingly dozens of them on police procedural series and detective shows. But in the movies, whodunits are surprisingly rare, and really good ones rarer still. There's really only a handful of movies that excel in offering the viewer the pleasure of solving the crime along with a charismatic sleuth, often with an all-star cast of suspects hamming it up as they try not to appear guilty.

One of the best was "Murder on the Orient Express," released 40 years ago this week, on November 24, 1974. Like many films adapted from Agatha Christie novels, this one featured an eccentric but meticulous investigator (in this case, Albert Finney as Belgian epicure Hercule Poirot), a glamorous and claustrophobic setting (here, the famous luxury train from Istanbul to Paris), and a tricky murder plot with an outrageous solution. The film won an Oscar for passenger »

- Gary Susman

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Emma Thompson to receive Bifa honour

19 November 2014 3:16 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Oscar-winning UK actress and writer to receive Richard Harris Award.

Emma Thompson is to receive The Richard Harris Award at The Moët British Independent Film Awards on Dec 7.

The award, introduced in 2002 in honour of actor Richard Harris, recognises outstanding contribution to British film by an actor.  Previous winners have included, John Hurt, David Thewlis, Bob Hoskins, Jim Broadbent, Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon and Julie Walters.

Thompson is known for both acting and screenwriting and is the only artist to date to have received an Oscar for both acting and screenwriting.

Speaking about the Richard Harris Award, Thompson said: “This is a very special award, in name of an incredible actor who inspired so many people during his career. I am honoured to follow in the footsteps of my peers who have received this award before me.”

Thompson received her first Oscar in 1993 for her leading role in Merchant Ivory adaptation Howard »

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

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Emma Thompson To Receive The Richard Harris Award At 2014 ‘BIFAs’

19 November 2014 2:48 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’ve just received word that Britain’s own national treasure Emma Thompson is to receive the prestigious Richard Harris Award at this year’s Moet British Independent Film Awards. The top gong recognises outstanding contribution to British film by an actor, and has previously been won by the likes of John Hurt, David Thewlis, Bob Hoskins, Jim Broadbent, Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon and Julie Walters just last year.

The awards are dished out on Sunday 7th December at a ceremony in central London. You can see the full list of nominees for this year’s awards here.

Here’s the full release.

London, Wednesday 19th November – The recipient of The Richard Harris Award was announced today by Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson, joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film Awards.

Emma Thompson will receive The Richard Harris Award at the ceremony on Sunday 7th December at Old Billingsgate. »

- Paul Heath

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John Leguizamo on His New Movie Fugly! and Torturing His Kids With Black-and-White Movies

11 November 2014 11:00 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Actor/comedian John Leguizamo has made autobiography and self-criticism staples of his body of work in both film and theater. One-man productions like Freak and Ghetto Klown are equally influenced by Richard Pryor and Woody Allen, full of self-lacerating gags about Leguizamo's various neuroses. And in Fugly!, a new "anti-romantic comedy" film, Leguizamo co-writes and stars as a Latino actor who writes, produces, and stars in his one-man shows after being repeatedly typecast as drug dealers and pimps in Hollywood films. Vulture talked to Leguizamo about laughing at himself, torturing his children with black-and-white movies, and breaking Bob Hoskins's arm while drunk during the filming of Super Mario Brothers: The Movie.Is it true you were named after John Saxon because your mom was a big fan?She wasn't a big fan — she was turned on by him. She liked that dark, brooding type, so she named me after »

- Simon Abrams

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‘Made in Dagenham': Theater Review

6 November 2014 4:18 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The 2010 seriocomedy Made in Dagenham fit so snugly into a certain template for British films — what with its feisty working-class underdogs, left-leaning, issues-driven script and stalwart acting ensemble, led by Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins and Rosamund Pike — that it's a surprise it did such moderate business. The release earned only $12.4 million worldwide, nearly half of that on its home turf. Maybe it was a sleeper on auxiliary platforms, but that figure rather undermines the marketing claim for the new musical that it's based on a "hit" film. This stage version, starring Gemma Arterton (Hansel and Gretel:

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- Leslie Felperin

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‘Super Mario Bros.’ Blu-ray Review

2 November 2014 7:47 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Bob HoskinsJohn Leguizamo, Samantha Mathis, Dennis Hopper, Fisher Stevens, Richard Edson, Fiona Shaw, Dana Kaminski, Mojo Nixon, Gianni Russo, Francesca P. Roberts, Lance Henriksen  | Written by Parker Bennett, Terry Runte, Ed Solomon | Directed by Rocky Morton, Annabel Jankel

Let’s be honest, Super Mario Bros: The Movie is not a great movie. It’s not even a great video game adaptation. As a movie-loving teen the film was high on my must-see radar, so imagine my disappointment when I eventually saw the film on VHS… However since then I’ve come to appreciate the film for the bizarre Sf-tinged adventure movie that it is, rather than an adaptation of my all-time favourite video game franchise.

A critical and commercial failure on it’s original 1993 release, Super Mario Bros: The Movie has, in the intervening years, become something of a cult classic. So much so that the out-of-print DVD »

- Phil Wheat

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The Definitive Scary Scenes from Non-Horror Movies: 10-1

30 October 2014 6:32 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

10. Deliverance (1972)

Scene: Squeal Like a Piggy

Video: http://youtu.be/WqNMjZpSbnU

Word to the wise: just because someone plays a mighty fine banjo, it doesn’t mean he or any of his kin should be invited to your family picnic. Based on the James Dickey novel of the same name, Deliverance follows four businessmen as they decide to spend a weekend canoeing down a fictional river before it needs to be flooded. Lewis (Burt Reynolds) leads the crew as the most experienced, followed closely by Ed (Jon Voight). The two novices Bobby and Drew (Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox) also join them. So, in remote Georgia, the four men set out to take in the beauty of nature. Before setting off, they come across a group of mountain men, all of which appear to be inbred. Drew engages in a banjo duet with one of the teenagers, but he doesn’t »

- Joshua Gaul

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Giveaway – Win Super Mario Bros. on Blu-ray

26 October 2014 9:42 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Everyone’s favorite plumbers Mario and Luigi’s live-action big screen adventure Super Mario Bros. gets its long-awaited first ever UK Blu-ray release on November 3rd, and to celebrate we’ve got two copies of the Blu-ray up for grabs courtesy of Second Sight. Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter…

With an all-star cast, including the legendary Bob Hoskins alongside John Leguizamo and Dennis Hopper, this madcap caper gets the high-def treatment on Blu-ray and is also released on DVD complete with a slew of fantastic bonus features on 3 November 2014. Brooklyn plumbers Mario and Luigi get the shock of their lives when they discover a parallel world populated by the intelligent descendants of dinosaurs. It seems they weren’t destroyed by a meteor millions of years ago, but hurled in to a new dimension and now have plans to take over the world. The unlikely »

- Gary Collinson

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The Coen Brothers Add To Their Hail, Caesar! Cast

18 October 2014 7:05 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Coen Bros. – Joel and Ethan – are among that rarified group of filmmakers whose every project is eagerly anticipated with the assumption of excellence. This writing and directing team have been producing the highest quality cinema for over thirty years, and have almost never put a foot wrong. Inevitably, their work attracts the most interesting and talented casts and, though they often collaborate with particular performers regularly, they never shy away from adding new people to their routine roster. Their next film, Hail, Caesar! is no exception.

Set amid the Hollywood studio system of the 1950s, Hail, Caesar! follows Eddie Mannix – a ‘fixer’ whose own talents are tested when a star disappears during filming. George Clooney makes his fourth Coen Bros. appearance (after O Brother Where Art Thou, Intolerable Cruelty and Burn After Reading) in the lead role as Mannix, and will be supported by fellow Coen Bros favourites Josh Brolin »

- Sarah Myles

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10 Actors Whose Movies Eerily Foreshadowed Their Real Death

7 October 2014 3:48 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Now that the summer blockbuster season has officially drawn to a close, the industry’s attention has turned towards the films most likely to vie for contention at the 87th Academy Awards on February 22 next year.

The Oscars ceremony is notoriously hit and miss (emphasis on the latter) and typically laid low by uneven hosts, a stuffy atmosphere, the interminable running time and an overbearing sense of self-importance. That being said, the one part almost immune to criticism is the In Memoriam segment paying tribute to the stars and starlets who are no longer with us. It’s easy to grow unfeasibly attached to the actors we welcome into our living rooms on a regular basis, and sadly the people responsible for next year’s segment have their hands full as the likes of Lauren Bacall, Robin Williams and Bob Hoskins have recently passed on.

Given the sheer amount »

- Jonathan Cordiner

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Ray Winstone’s BAFTA Talk On Tough Guys, ‘Noah’ & Working With Scorsese

5 October 2014 2:07 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

BAFTA’s latest Life In Pictures conversation featured British screen icon Ray Winstone, who proved a big draw despite the unseasonably warm October afternoon. With no new title to stump for (although he did mention his upcoming childhood-focused autobiography Young Winstone), the veteran instead entertained the crowd with a freewheeling look at his four-decade-long career, which includes prominent roles in films such as Noah, The Departed, and Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull.

While he had plenty of quips about his adventures in Hollywood – including an uncanny Martin Scorsese impression – Winstone spoke passionately about his work in British cinema.

Famous for playing East End tough guys – “My wife asked me why I always walk in a room looking like I’m going to kill someone” – Winstone waxed lyrical about Gary Oldman’s work directing him in the gritty 1997 drama Nil By Mouth.

That film unflinchingly looks at »

- Ali Jaafar, Special To Deadline

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Games on Film: Super Mario Bros

1 October 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Digital Spy presents Games on Film, a look back at the numerous (and quite often disastrous) movies based on video games. How closely do they stick to their source material, and how well do they hold up on their own merits?

Previous Games on Film: Resident Evil

Super Mario Bros (1993)

How do you turn a wacky concept like Super Mario Bros into a film? That was the conundrum faced by directors Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel when they inherited the project from French producer Roland Joffe in the early '90s.

Just how Joffe managed to convince Nintendo that a live-action movie about a plumber who stomps on turtles and smashes blocks with his head was a good idea is anybody's guess, but the gaming giant did endorse the venture.

Due to the nature of the source material, a direct adaptation was pretty much impossible, so scriptwriters Jim Jennewein and »

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The Definitive ‘What the F**k?’ Movies: 20-11

13 September 2014 7:07 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

20. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

So…drugs, right? Based on Hunter S. Thompson’s 1971 novel of the same title, Fear and Loathing stars Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro as Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo, respectively. The pair is heading to Sin City, speeding through the Nevada desert, under the influence of mescaline. From there, the film is series a bizarre hallucinations seen through the eyes of Duke. So, we jump from hotel room to hotel room, all of the action a blur of what is happening and what really isn’t. Throughout the course of the film, Duke and/or Gonzo ingest the following drugs: mescaline, sunshine acid, diethyl ether, LSD, cocaine, and adenochrome (probably more). Duke – who is a Thompson stand-in – is supposed to be writing an article before heading back to Los Angeles, but tends to get sidetracked quite a bit. In »

- Joshua Gaul

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Watch Bizarre Unearthed Test Footage of 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?'

9 September 2014 6:44 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

If you ever wondered what Roger Rabbit would sound like if he was voiced by Pee-wee Herman, we now have the answer, thanks to the recently unearthed episode of Disney Studio Showcase above showing Who Framed Roger Rabbit? in its strange, black-and-white infancy (via Slashfilm). "Roger Rabbit is a live-action picture in which half the cast is made up of animated characters," a Disney producer explains. "It's based on the premise that cartoon characters really live and are not drawn. They exist in this world just like human beings do. »

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