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A brooding bunch of Brit baddies: the new Jaguar advert

18 April 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

'Strong utilised the persuasive power of a red-hot poker in The Long Firm, before moving with the times by using a giant microwave in Kick-Ass'

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Crime doesn't pay. As Ernst Stavro Blofeld or Baron Greenback will attest, you can have all the hidden lairs, ruthless henchmen and tanks full of piranhas in the world, but you'll get your comeuppance in the end. Still, as Jaguar seems to be claiming, at least you can drive a shiny moll-magnet while working your nefarious schemes. As sales pitches go, having Ben Kingsley, Mark Strong and Tom Hiddleston sing the praises of British supervillains and their expensive motors makes a change from the usual mix of soft tops, soft rock and soft porn. But would you buy a flash car from these men? Strong utilised the persuasive power of a red-hot poker in The Long Firm, »

- Martin Horsfield

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17 April 2014 7:47 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – In the latest Hookup: Film, we have 25 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to “Walking With the Enemy” with Ben Kingsley!

Walking With the Enemy,” which is not rated and opens on April 25, 2014, also stars Jonas Armstrong, Hannah Tointon, Charles Hubbell, Burn Gorman, Shane Taylor and William Hope from writer and director Mark Schmidt and writer Kenny Golde. The film is inspired by a true story.

To win your free “Walking With the Enemy” passes courtesy of, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 8 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition!

Preferably, use your computer to enter rather than your smartphone. »

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10 Comic Book Movie Performances So Boring It Actually Hurt

16 April 2014 9:24 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Robert Downey Jr.. Heath Ledger. Tom Hiddleston. Patrick Stewart. Ben Kingsley. Tom Hardy. Ian McKellen. What do all these fine folk have in common? Why, they’ve all played insanely memorable and brilliant executed comic book characters in major film adaptations, of course. And memorable is the key word of the day, because what’s the point in agreeing to take on a comic book character if you aren’t going to inject your performance with a bit of oomph? Not to mention the fact that “comic book character” kind of implies a sense of heightened reality: bigger is better.

But tell that to the following actors, all who seemed to miss the memo about “having fun” when they agreed to play some of the most iconic and best loved comic book characters of all-time on the big screen, and somehow managed – instead – to have us yawning in the aisles. »

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20 Awesome Moments When Comic Book Movie Villains Totally Owned

15 April 2014 9:50 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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For a lot of people, the best and most exciting part of any comic book movie are the villains. And why not? Unlike the heroes, villains aren’t bound by rules, morals or obligation – they do whatever they want, when then they want to do it. And aside from usually being gifted with awesome abilities like super intelligence or super strength, comic book villains are almost aways of the eccentric kind. Whereas heroes have to play into the light, presenting themselves in a serious or stoic manner, a villain gets to play into the shadows: weird, quirky or just batsh*t crazy.

Since the early 2000s, cinema has gifted us with an elite smörgåsbord of brilliantly-realised villains, all of whom have been played memorably by a variety of talented actors: from Heath Ledger to Ben Kingsley, Kevin Spacey to Michael Shannon, these performers have relished the chance to »

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Dr Who: films of Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy

15 April 2014 2:13 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Alex Westthorp 16 Apr 2014 - 07:00

Alex's trek through the film roles of actors who've played the Doctor reaches Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy...

Read the previous part in this series, Doctor Who: the film careers of Patrick Troughton and Tom Baker, here.

In March 1981, as he made his Doctor Who debut, Peter Davison was already one the best known faces on British television. Not only was he the star of both a BBC and an ITV sitcom - Sink Or Swim and Holding The Fort - but as the young and slightly reckless Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great And Small, about the often humorous cases of Yorkshire vet James Herriot and his colleagues, he had cemented his stardom. The part led, indirectly, to his casting as the venerable Time Lord.

The recently installed Doctor Who producer, John Nathan-Turner, had been the Production Unit Manager on »

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Exclusive Clip From Walking with the Enemy

14 April 2014 | | See recent news »

Liberty Studios has given an exclusive clip from their upcoming WWII drama Walking with the Enemy , directed by Mark Schmidt and starring Jonas Armstrong, Hannah Tointon, Ben Kingsley, Simon Kunz, Simon Dutton and more. Based on a true story, Armstrong plays Elek Cohen, a young man living in Hungary during the Nazi occupation at the end of World War II who steals a Nazi uniform in order to pose as an officer. In the clip below, you can see Cohen in a restaurant interacting with another Nazi officer who is raving about the luxurious Nazi "resorts" where his fellow Jews, neighbors and family alike, are being sent, putting him in a sticky situation. Walking with the Enemy opens in select cities on Friday, April 25. »

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"I Felt Like I Was On A Ride": Scarlett Johansson Talks 'Under The Skin' In Featurette Plus Jonathan Glazer Deconstructs Scene

11 April 2014 2:01 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

“Jonathan and I have been talking about this project for three years… I love his work, that’s what initially drew me to this project,” Scarlett Johansson said about “Under The Skin” in a new featurette by A24. It’s easy to see why Johansson is so enamored with director Jonathan Glazer. He directed “Sexy Beast,” which made for one of Ben Kingsley’s best performances ever, he also helmed “Birth” which certainly ranks up there with some of Nicole Kidman’s best, plus it introduced most of us to the amazingness of composer Alexandre Desplat. And perhaps it was a leap of faith considering how much the picture is about the abstract, the unsaid and the mysteriousness of otherworldly beings, but Johansson’s instinct paid off: Glazer’s latest, “Under The Skin” is easily one of the best movies of the year. A haunting, unnerving piece of work about »

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Focus Features To Release Working Title’s Theory Of Everything

10 April 2014 6:07 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Working Title FilmsTheory Of Everything will be released domestically by Focus Features in exclusive engagements beginning Friday, November 7th, 2014. Focus CEO Peter Schlessel made the announcement today.

Academy Award winner James Marsh (Man on Wire) helms the romantic drama starring Eddie Redmayne (of Working Title’s blockbuster Les Misérables) as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, world-famous as the author of A Brief History of Time, opposite Gotham Independent Film Award winner Felicity Jones (Like Crazy).

The movie explores the excitement of the 1960s for Stephen as he studies at Cambridge University. At the dawn of a brilliant life’s work, he falls passionately in love with arts student Jane Wilde. Their relationship leads him through personal and scientific challenges and breakthroughs, and as his world opens up he opens up the entire world to new ways of seeing.

Jane’s memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen inspired the »

- Michelle McCue

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Why Stephen Colbert Is a Smart 'Late Show' Pick

10 April 2014 1:05 PM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

On the face of it, David Letterman and Stephen Colbert don't seem to have that much in common. Perpetually cranky and never much of a people person, Letterman grew up in the Midwest with dreams of getting into broadcasting or comedy, maybe as a standup. A vocal Catholic with an ebullient personality, Colbert was raised in the South, thinking that perhaps he'd become a dramatic actor until he realized that getting laughs was more fun. Letterman has made his name being his lovably ornery self. Colbert has made his playing »

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Interview: Director Jonathan Glazer Gets ‘Under the Skin’

10 April 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – The buzz for the new film, “Under the Skin,” is tremendous, both for Scarlett Johansson’s performance and the amount of symbolic and real exposure for the actress. Director Jonathan Glazer (“Sexy Beast,” “Birth”) has fashioned a metaphoric gem based on a novel by Michel Faber, about an alien visitor.

The British-born Glazer is known for meaningful films, that work on multiple layers. He began his career fashioning stylish TV commercials and music videos. His directorial debut was the unforgettable “Sexy Beast,” starring Ben Kingsley in an otherworldly performance. In 2004, he directed Nicole Williams and Lauren Bacall in the strange but lovely “Birth.” His third effort is “Under the Skin,” and he composes a symbolic journey for Scarlett Johansson, as an alien who adopts a seductive outer layer, only to begin to understand what it all means.

Through a Glass Lightly: Scarlett Johansson in ‘Under the Skin

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Why Marvel Phase 2 is like the Buffy musical

9 April 2014 5:29 PM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

If you're a Marvel fan, it's not unlikely that you're also a Joss Whedon fan, and vice-versa. After all, Joss Whedon was influenced by Marvel comics, they have storytelling styles in common, and they even overlap (The Avengers and Marvel's Agents of Shield onscreen, plus Astonishing X-Men and Runaways in comics). If you're a fan of one but not familiar with the other, why not check the other out? (Not to be confused with the Avengers character The Other, played by Whedonverse veteran Alexis Denisof.)

In any case, this comparison of the recent Marvel films Iron Man 3, Thor 2, and Captain America 2 (and the TV show Marvel's Agents of Shield) with Joss Whedon's first show Buffy the Vampire Slayer will try to avoid any major spoilers (though there's one for Captain America 2, which will be clearly marked), so feel free to keep reading.

Post-Avengers, all of the »

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Roman Polanski Talks His Life and Career, ‘Venus in Fur’ and Retirement

9 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Roman Polanski revels in recounting the story of how he met his wife, actress Emmanuelle Seigner, to whom he has been married for 25 years, and who is the mother of his two children. The year was 1985, and Polanski was in pre-production on “Pirates,” the problem-plagued, big-budget adventure comedy that remains the greatest critical and commercial failure of his career. With his casting director, Dominique Besnehard, he planned to attend a Paris drag cabaret in search of a female impersonator to play a role in the film. Besnehard asked if he could bring along a young French model who had recently filmed a small part in Jean-Luc Godard’s “Detective” but claimed to have no interest in an acting career. Polanski instantly replied, “Bring her.” The model turned out to be Seigner.

“That was the best casting of his entire career,” Polanski says with a laugh. “It’s funny that I »

- Scott Foundas

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Why does Marvel Studios keep sidelining its antagonists?

8 April 2014 1:52 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Rob Leane 10 Apr 2014 - 06:11

From Trevor Slattery to the Winter Soldier, Rob looks at one of the Marvel universe’s most curious traits...

This article contains spoilers for every McU movie up to and including Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Since Iron Man kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008, Marvel Studios has gradually built worldwide box office dominance, developing a sprawling superpowered franchise which every other studio wants to emulate. It isn’t without its curiosities and questionable decisions, though.

While Iron Man’s villain Obadiah Stane was revealed rather late in the film, he was a decent enough adversary for an origin story, and he pushed an early-in-his-superhero-career Tony Stark to his limits. In the same year, General Ross was a clear and deadly villain for The Incredible Hulk film, even though Tim Roth’s Abomination did all the heavy lifting.

Similarly, Tom Hiddlestone’s debut »

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'Ant-Man' Picks Up Marvel One-Shot Star Matt Gerald as a Bad Guy

7 April 2014 2:18 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Now that Captain America: The Winter Soldier is in theaters, people who caught the Marvel sequel already are looking forward to the next few films in their cinematic universe. After all, the first credits scene (yes, there's two) teases a couple new characters in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, so that's pretty exciting. But after our heroes assemble for another battle to save the world, we have Phase Three kicking off with Ant-Man from director Edgar Wright in the same year. Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas are leading the film as two different versions of the hero, and Deadline reports Matt Gerald will play a bad guy. Read on! You may not recognize that name, but Gerald (who can also be seen in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Avatar, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and Escape Plan) recently appeared in the Marvel One-Shot All Hail the King, which focused on Ben Kingsley »

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Marvel's 'Ant-Man' Finds a Villain in Matt Gerald (Photo)

7 April 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Marvel is keeping its next villain all in the family.

After starring in the Marvel One-Shot "All Hail the King" alongside Ben Kingsley, actor Matt Gerald is set to join "Ant-Man" as an unidentified antagonist. It's unclear if he'll reprise his "King" role of White Power Dave; Deadline reports he'll play simply "one of the bad guys."

Gerald's previous, non-Marvel credits include roles as tough guys in films including "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," "Avatar," "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," and "Escape Plan." He'll next be seen in the thriller "Solace," which stars Colin Farrell and Anthony Hopkins.

Along with Gerald, "Ant-Man"'s eclectic cast includes Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Envangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, and Patrick Wilson. The flick is directed by Edgar Wright, from a script by Wright and Joe Cornish.

"Ant-Man" is set to debut July 17, 2015.

[h/t Slash Film]

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All Hail the King Actor Matt Gerald Set for Villainous Role in Ant-Man

5 April 2014 7:24 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

He made a brief appearance as “White Power Dave” in Marvel One-Shot All Hail the King, but it appears as if the studio now have even bigger plans for Dexter and Avatar actor Matt Gerald.

As an inmate of Seagate Prison, Gerald’s character butted heads with Ben Kingsley’s Mandarin wannabe, Trevor. This could potentially link to Ant-Man as Scott Lang (played by Paul Rudd) did spend some time behind bars in the comic books before being paroled for good behaviour.

This leads us to wonder whether we’ll perhaps see Lang come to blows with Dave while serving his sentence or whether they both escape when The Ten Rings broke out Trevor. It’s all connected, and it’s thing type of thing which really distinguishes Marvel!

Of course, Gerald’s role in All Hail the King was a minor one, so there’s always the possibility that »

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Matt Gerald to Return as White Power Dave in Marvel's Ant-Man

5 April 2014 5:57 AM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Deadline just learned that Matt Gerald (Avatar, GI Joe: Retaliation, "Dexter") has just the cast of Marvel's upcoming "Ant-Man," which will begin shooting next month in Atlanta. It's not mentioned which role Gerald will play, except that he'll be one of the bad guys. But the actor is already established in the Marvel cinematic universe as White Power Dave, the character he played opposite Ben Kingsley in Marvel's "All Hail the King" short film. "Ant-Man" will be directed by Edgar Wright and stars Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd. It's set to hit theaters on July 17th, 2015. Matt Gerald in "All Hail the King": Click here to read more about "Ant-Man." »

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Marvel One-shot Actor Matt Gerald Joins Ant-man

4 April 2014 6:55 PM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Now that filming for The Avengers: Age of Ultron is in full swing across the globe, Marvel Studios is gearing up for production next month on its "Phase Three" launcher, Ant-Man, in Atlanta, Georgia. According to the ever-reliable Deadline, the latest name attached to the Edgar Wright-directed adaptation is Matt Gerald. Best known for his roles in AvatarG.I. Joe: Retaliation, and Showtime's Dexter, the actor will apparently play "one of the bad guys," but his character may be already established in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Matt Gerald played 'White Power Dave' opposite Sir Ben Kingsley in the Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King, which featured on Thor: The Dark World Blu-ray. However, the casting report fails to acknowledge Gerald's minor role in the short film. Therefore, it is unknown if he will play the same character in Ant-Man. Anyhow, Matt Gerald joins an ever-growing cast that so far includes Paul Rudd, »

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Watch: Tom Hiddleston on the Art of Villainy in New Jaguar Ad

3 April 2014 9:09 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A few months ago, an excellent, drolly funny Jaguar Super Bowl advertisement posited that "in Hollywood movies, all the villains are played by Brits." Ben Kingsley, Mark Strong and Tom Hiddleston talked about how their precision, focus, stiff upper lips and, of course, the Jaguars they drove made them ideal for sinister roles. It was a fun ad, and now Jaguar's capitalized on its popularity with a follow-up featuring Hiddleston. Entering listening to a recording of one of Shakespeare's greatest villains, Richard II, Hiddleston expounds on what makes a great villain with maximum eloquence and venomous glee: staying one step ahead, wearing a suit that's "razor-sharp, like your wit," and more. Hiddleston even gets to tackle the "Richard II" monologue the ad opens with. Kudos to a fantastic ad campaign, with bonus points for avoiding the go-to Shakespeare villains (Iago, Richard III). Here's to hoping the next one features Strong or Kingsley reciting "Coriolanus. »

- Max O'Connell

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Jaguar Releases Second 'Villains' Short Film (Video)

2 April 2014 3:04 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In an acknowledgement of the increasing prevalence of movie-style direction, acting and visual effects in automobile campaigns, Jaguar released the second installment in its British Villains campaign today. The two-minute Art of Villainy features Tom Hiddleston putting Jaguar's new F-Type coupe through its paces while reciting, in perfect puckish Queen's English, an excerpt from John of Gaunt's famous paen to England in Act 2 of Shakespeare's Richard II: "This precious stone set in the silver sea... this blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England." Video: Super Bowl: Ben Kingsley Leads British Invasion in Jaguar 'Rendezvous' The premise of the campaign -- that Brits make the best

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