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Irish Academy to honour Jim Sheridan

8 May 2015 11:06 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Lifetime award to the director of My Left Foot and In the Name of the Father.

The Irish Film & Television Academy is to honour director-writer-producer Jim Sheridan with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th annual Ifta Awards on May 24.

Previous recipients include Maureen O’Hara, David Kelly, George Morrison, Morgan O’Sullivan, John Boorman, Gay Byrne, Neil Jordan, Fionnula Flanagan and President Michel D. Higgins.

Ifta CEO Áine Moriarty said Sheridan “is a master storyteller, bold and brilliant, whose skill and vision continues to inspire so many”. She also praised his “constant support and nurturing of Irish creative talent - part of his ongoing legacy”.

Sheridan carved out a successful career in the theatre before moving into film with My Left Foot, released in 1989 and scoring Oscar wins for actors Daniel Day Lewis and Brenda Fricker.

Other films in his 25-year career to date include The Field, In the Name of the Father (which reunited Sheridan »

- (Michael Rosser)

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Exclusive: Watch The Trailer For The 35th Anniversary Edition Of ‘The Long Good Friday’

29 April 2015 9:54 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

One of my favourite films of all time has to be the fantastic 1980s London-set gangster film The Long Good Friday. The film, which starred the late Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren and Paul Freeman, still stands up today, 35 years on from its original, acclaimed release.

The epic gangster movie is getting a limited cinema re-release on the 19th June through Arrow Films, and below, we have an exclusive look at the theatrical trailer for the 35th Anniversary Edition, which has a high-quality 2k digital restoration.

Harold Shand (Bob Hoskins) is a businessman with great ambitions. Spotting the development potential of London’s derelict Docklands area years before the Thatcher government, he tries to broker a deal with his American counterpart (Eddie Constantine) that will make them both millions. But who is killing Harold’s other associates and blowing up his businesses – and why?

Universally regarded as one of the greatest British gangster films ever made, »

- Paul Heath

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Alan Rickman Charms Audience During BAFTA Life In Pictures Event

17 April 2015 6:21 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

August actor-director Alan Rickman effortlessly charmed audiences on a balmy London evening as he took a stroll down memory lane for the latest in BAFTA’s Life in Pictures series. Recalling a career that has seen him work with some of the film industry’s most talented and eclectic directors, including Neil Jordan, Alfonso Cuaron, Tim Burton, Ang Lee and the late Anthony Minghella, Rickman mused on his late start in the film business. “To be perfectly honest, having a film… »

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Rickman, Cooke, Booth join 'The Limehouse Golem'

17 April 2015 5:41 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hanway Films secures deal with Lionsgate for UK rights; producer Stephen Woolley says the twist in the film trumps The Crying Game.

Alan Rickman, Olivia Cooke and Douglas Booth have signed on to star in gothic murder mystery The Limehouse Golem, from a screenplay by Jane Goldman (Kingsman: The Secret Service).

Goldman, whose screenplay work includes The Woman In Black and X-Men: First Class, adapted Peter Ackyroyd’s bestselling novel Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem.

HanWay Films have boarded worldwide sales rights to the film, which will be produced by Number 9 Films and directed by Juan Carlos Medina (Painless).

Lionsgate Films has newly acquired UK and Irish distribution rights to the film from Hanway.

The Limehouse Golem is set in 1880, in the dangerous Limehouse district of London where a series of grisly murders have shaken the community. The press claim they’re the work of The Golem - a legendary creature from dark times - and the »

- (Michael Rosser)

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The Girl is in Trouble | Review

1 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Trouble in Mind: Onah’s Homage to Neo Noir an Indie Echo of Device

In development for the past five years since it was initially announced, director Julius Onah’s directorial debut The Girl is in Trouble at last reaches a theatrical release. Impressive as a first feature, Onah’s homage to vintage New York noir looks to explore modern examples of urban fugue in the fluctuating metropolis. In several regards, this is a refreshing example of tried and true tropes, focusing on the perspective of a black character (an uncommon element in noir) and conveying Onah’s familiarity with his inspirations. However, like many of the titles it invokes, style can’t compensate entirely for substance, and third act inevitabilities find the film’s initial energy plummeting before the end credits.

August (Columbus Short) is a down-on-his-luck DJ, desperately in need of a job after a series of »

- Nicholas Bell

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Cringe: 13 movies with blatantly homophobic scenes

26 March 2015 12:06 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The new comedy "Get Hard" stars Kevin Hart as an unlikely coach who trains Will Ferrell for a stint in prison. In one scene, Hart insists that Ferrell go to a top La brunch spot and give oral sex to a random patron in the bathroom to learn -- I guess? -- the mechanics of prison rape. Yes, this movie equates consensual gay sexual activity with actual rape. Cut to Will Ferrell in a restaurant bathroom gagging at the sight of a penis for the amusement of a multiplex audience. Could it be the most homophobic scene in a comedy of the past ten years? It's certainly a candidate. To commemorate this weirdly ignorant movie, we've compiled a list: movies with homophobic scenes so blatant, they made us shudder. Sometimes a movie reeks of homophobia (See: that ol' heart-warmer "Cruising") and sometimes it's just a couple of moments in a »

- Louis Virtel

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'Pretty Woman': 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Julia Roberts Classic

23 March 2015 4:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

No one expected much from "Pretty Woman" when they were making it. It was a modestly-budgeted romantic comedy whose stars were Richard Gere (then in the depths of a career slump) and Eric Roberts's kid sister. But when the movie was released, 25 years ago this week (on March 23, 1990), the project was transformed from overlooked stepsister to box office royalty. Mirroring her on-screen Cinderella makeover, Julia Roberts went from little-known ingenue to queen of Hollywood. Plus, the film saved Gere's career and (along with 1989's "When Harry Met Sally") revived the romantic comedy genre in Hollywood.

A quarter-century later, "Pretty Woman" remains a fan favorite, one you've seen a million times on cable. Even so, there's much you may not know about the movie -- the difficulties in casting (Gere and Roberts weren't anyone's first, second, or third choices), crises on the set, what was left out of the final film, »

- Gary Susman

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The 36 Best Irish Movies, in Honor of St. Patrick's Day

17 March 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

As St. Patrick's Day approaches, you want Irish green not just in your garments or your beer, but in your movies, too. A quarter-century ago, it would have been nearly impossible to compile a decent list of Irish movies, but then the Emerald Isle enjoyed an explosion of talent in the 1990s, led by such filmmakers as Jim Sheridan and Neil Jordan and such actors as Stephen Rea and Brendan Gleeson.

Today, there's a rich catalog of Irish movies to choose from. To maintain focus, we've kept this list restricted to films made in Ireland or at least set there. (Movies about Irish folks abroad, like "In Bruges," or their descendants in America, from "Far and Away" to "The Brothers McMullen" to "The Departed," will have to wait for another St. Patrick's Day.) Certain tropes reappear often -- glib talkers, hard drinkers, green fields, stern priests, mythical creatures, fanatical Irish Republican Army fighters, »

- Gary Susman

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Quiz: Do you have the luck o’ the Irish? Take our Irish movie quiz!

16 March 2015 8:29 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve rounded up some film gems from the Emerald Isle for our quiz on Irish movies and our favourite Irish actors.  From our born-and-bred Irish favourites like Cillian MurphyColin Farrell and Liam Neeson, actors who hold a dual citizenship with Ireland like Daniel Day-Lewis, Saoirse Ronan and Michael Fassbender and pretty much anyone who has ever found themselves in a Neil Jordan film, we just can’t get enough of Ireland on the big screen.

So whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a pint at the pub or settling in at home with Waking Ned Devine or In the Name of the Father, show your love of the Irish by taking our quiz!

See if the luck o' the Irish is on your side in our quiz below!


- Rachel West

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17 Great Irish Movies on Netflix Streaming Right Now

13 March 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The Irish are great storytellers, which means they've also made some damn fine films. If you want to go beyond the wearing (and drinking) of the green for St. Patrick's Day, hit up Netflix for some great cinematic yarns.

This month, you can stream films with Irish stars Colin Farrell, Pierce Brosnan, Gabriel Byrne, Brendan Gleeson, and Maureen O'Hara, and movies by eminent Irish directors Jim Sheridan and Neil Jordan. Take your pick from Ira thrillers, romances, real-life dramas, and tales of mythical creatures that only live on the Emerald Isle.

And if it's a good belly laugh you want, there's "The Last Leprechaun," which was shot in South Africa and is about as Irish as Lucky Charms.

(Film availability subject to change.) »

- Sharon Knolle

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87th Academy Award Winners: Birdman Tops Boyhood

22 February 2015 3:33 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Oscar 2015 winners (photo: Chris Pratt during Oscar 2015 rehearsals) The complete list of Oscar 2015 winners and nominees can be found below. See also: Oscar 2015 presenters and performers. Now, a little Oscar 2015 trivia. If you know a bit about the history of the Academy Awards, you'll have noticed several little curiosities about this year's nominations. For instance, there are quite a few first-time nominees in the acting and directing categories. In fact, nine of the nominated actors and three of the nominated directors are Oscar newcomers. Here's the list in the acting categories: Eddie Redmayne. Michael Keaton. Steve Carell. Benedict Cumberbatch. Felicity Jones. Rosamund Pike. J.K. Simmons. Emma Stone. Patricia Arquette. The three directors are: Morten Tyldum. Richard Linklater. Wes Anderson. Oscar 2015 comebacks Oscar 2015 also marks the Academy Awards' "comeback" of several performers and directors last nominated years ago. Marion Cotillard and Reese Witherspoon won Best Actress Oscars for, respectively, Olivier Dahan »

- Steve Montgomery

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Simon Perry joins Sweden's Film i Vast

13 January 2015 4:43 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

UK veteran producer Simon Perry has been appointed head of production at Swedish regional film centre Film i Väst in Trollhättan, aka Sweden’s Trollywood.

Perry - former head of British Screen Finance and, more recently, the Irish Film Board from 2006-11 – has signed a two-year contract with the centre and started in his new job this week.

He replaces Swedish producer Jessica Ask, who left to join independent production company Anagram Film & TV.

“We are happy to welcoming Perry to Film i Väst, and look forward to a collaboration with one of the world’s most experienced co-producers on the international scene,” said CEO Tomas Eskildsson.

Film i Vast operates on an annual budget of $11.5m (Sek 93m).

Perry, a film journalist, independent filmmaker and producer with his own Umbrella Films, was head of state-financed development and production company British Screen Finance (later known as the UK Film Coucil) from 1991.

Since 2000 he has concentrated on teaching »

- (Jorn Rossing Jensen)

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Guillermo Del Toro Sets Up Carnival Row At Amazon

11 January 2015 7:45 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

If anyone needs proof positive that Hollywood can be a tough place to get a movie made, it’s been ten years since Pacific Rim writer Travis Beacham first saw his script A Killing On Carnival Row optioned. After a decade lingering in development, it might finally see the light of day as one of Amazon’s original series.Set in an undetermined future, the action takes place in a city called the Burge, a place that oddly looks like 18th century London. There, strange creatures share the streets with humans, but everyone is terrified by a serial killer stalking the darker areas.Beacham originally sold the script to producers Arnold and Anne Kopelson and New Line quickly brought it to the attention of del Toro. But that was back when The Hobbit and other projects were dominating his brainspace, and he eventually passed. Neil Jordan and Tarsem flirted with the project for a while, »

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Guillermo del Toro's 'A Killing on Carnival Row' Comes Back To Life At Amazon

9 January 2015 1:57 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"A Killing On Carnival Row" is something we once named one of the great lost movie projects, one that we figured would never see the light of day. Penned by Travis Beacham all the way back in 2005, it helped him get his foot in the industry door, and the script got a lot of attention. Guillermo del  Toro was initially attached, before he moved on and Neil Jordan, and more recently Tarsem Singh, tried to make it happen. Then all went quiet, but it looks like television will be the saving grace for the project, which has fresh new life. THR reports that Amazon and Legendary are teaming up for "Carnival Row," a TV series take on the material. Del Toro, his "Pacific Rim" pal Beacham, and Rene Echevarria are co-writing the pilot, with plans for del Toro to direct it in the spring before he moves on to "Pacific »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Guillermo del Toro To Direct Carnival Row As An Amazon TV Series

9 January 2015 12:58 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Before Pacific Rim was even a glint in his eye, screenwriter Travis Beacham’s heart and soul went into his fantastic spec script, A Killing On Carnival Row. A supernatural steampunk mystery, it fast became one of the industry’s most well-loved unproduced scripts after Beacham sold it to New Line back in 2005. Master of genre, Guillermo del Toro stepped up to the plate in the hopes of directing it, before Neil Jordan and Tarsem Singh contemplated the same. After a while, however, the project fell stagnant and it languished away in development limbo.

That’s no longer the case, though. Re-dubbed Carnival Row, Legendary TV and Amazon Studios has re-enlisted del Toro to executive produce, co-write and direct the property in the shape of a TV series. Joined by Beacham and The 4400 scribe Rene Echevarria – who will both executive produce with Echevarria also serving as showrunner – the trio »

- Gem Seddon

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Guillermo Del Toro Developing 'Carnival Row' for Amazon

9 January 2015 9:08 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Guillermo del Toro is teaming up with his Pacific Rim screenwriter Travis Beacham for a new Amazon Studios TV series entitled A Killing on Carnival Row. Travis Beacham originally wrote the spec script as a feature, which was picked up by New Line Cinema back in 2005, with Guillermo del Toro attached to direct. The filmmaker eventually moved on to other projects, with Neil Jordan set to direct at one point before the project dissolved when New Line fully merged with Warner Bros. Tarsem Singh became attached back in 2011, but the project could not find a studio home. After developing the project as a feature for several years, Legendary's Thomas Tull approached Guillermo del Toro about turning it into a TV series, after the filmmaker's success with FX's The Strain.

The story is set in a Victorian world where humans and other creatures such as fairies co-exist together. The plot centers »

- MovieWeb

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Del Toro Plans "Carnival Row" Series

9 January 2015 8:57 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has changed his plans for his long-in-the-works fantasy tale "A Killing on Carnival Row". The project, originally conceived as a feature, will now become a television series which will be developed by Legendary and Amazon Studios.

The likes of Neil Jordan and Tarsem Singh were attached to the film version at one point, but studios found the material to risky to tackle in the past. Set in a noir, Victorian-tinged city where humans, fairies and other creatures co-exist, the story follows a detective investigating a serial killer who is preying on mystical creatures. He soon finds that he has become the prime suspect in the murders.

Travis Beacham ("Pacific Rim"), who penned the original feature script, will co-write a pilot version of it with Del Toro and Rene Echevarria ("Star Trek: The Next Generation"). Del Toro will direct the pilot, probably in the Spring before he »

- Garth Franklin

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Guillermo Del Toro to direct pilot for Amazon series Carnival Row

9 January 2015 1:22 AM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

Remember hearing about A Killing On Carnival Row? Back in 2005 Guillermo Del Toro was set to direct the film for New Line from a spec script by Travis Beacham (who would later go on to write the script for Del Toro's Pacific Rim), but he ended up leaving the project. Directors Neil Jordan and Tarsem Singh were also attached to the movie, but they left it as well after several studios decided to pass on the film. A Killing On Carnival Row isn't dead, however it will no »

- Jesse Giroux

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Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Carnival Row’ Lands as a TV Series at Amazon

8 January 2015 6:02 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

After a decade of being stuck in development purgatory, feature film script “A Killing on Carnival Row” is headed to Amazon as a television series, a company representative told TheWrap.

Legendary Television, which acquired the script for Guillermo del Toro, and Amazon Studios are developing the project as a TV series titled just “Carnival Row.”

See photos: 15 Movies You Already Forgot About: TheWrap’s Best & Worst 2014

“Carnival Row” centers on a Victorian city inhabited by humans, faeries, elves and vampires, and a detective pursuing a serial killer within.

Del Toro is set to co-write the pilot with Travis Beacham and Rene Echevarria, »

- Jethro Nededog

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Guillermo del Toro Sets ‘Carnival Row’ as Amazon Series

8 January 2015 6:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Guillermo del Toro is building a carnival over at Amazon. Many years ago Pacific Rim writer Travis Beacham sold a script called A Killing on Carnival Row, and Guillermo del Toro was soon attached to direct. That film never happened, and other directors such as Tarsem and Neil Jordan flirted with making the movie, which […]

The post Guillermo del Toro Sets ‘Carnival Row’ as Amazon Series appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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