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Habemus Papam by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2015-07-29 19:50:09

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit in The Walk

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced that the New York Film Festival Alice Tully Hall Opening Night Gala screening of Robert Zemeckis’s The Walk in 3D, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit with Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon and Ben Schwartz, has been rescheduled due to the New York City visit of Pope Francis.

The Walk will now have its world premiere on Saturday, September 26 for "logistical and security reasons." The New York Film Festival is looking to program free screenings for the opening day on Friday.

Tickets for the 53rd New York Film Festival will go on sale in early September.

This year's New York Film Festival runs from September 25 through October 11. »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Anchoring the New York Film Festival by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2015-07-28 16:16:07

28 July 2015 8:16 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Robert Zemeckis’s The Walk and Don Cheadle's Miles Ahead to open and close 53rd New York Film Festival. Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Three world premières about three men - Steve Jobs, Miles Davis and Philippe Petit - anchor the 53rd New York Film Festival.

Announced yesterday, Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle's biopic, written by Aaron Sorkin, will be the Centerpiece. Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterston and Michael Stuhlbarg comprise the all-star cast.

The Walk in 3D, based on Philippe Petit's To Reach The Clouds, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Petit with Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon and Ben Schwartz, will open the festival. In 2012, Ang Lee’s majestic Life Of Pi was the first 3D movie screened as an Opening Night Gala.

Miles Ahead, Don Cheadle's directorial debut, in which he stars as Miles Davis, opposite Emayatzy Corinealdi, Ewan McGregor and Michael Stuhlbarg, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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'Game of Thrones' Writer to Pen Live-Action 'Sword in the Stone'

21 July 2015 11:25 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Disney has added yet another beloved cartoon classic to its roster of upcoming live-action remakes: The Sword in the Stone.

Variety reports that Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman will pen the updated take on the 1963 film. Originally written by Bill Peet — and based on T. H. White's book of the same name — The Sword in the Stone told King Arthur's fictionalized origin story as an orphan who proves himself worthy of royalty as he does the impossible by pulling a sword from a stone.

Cogman has written seven »

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Exclusive TV spot for the home entertainment release of Robot Overlords

21 July 2015 4:51 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the upcoming home entertainment release of Robot Overlords starring Gillian Anderson, Ben Kingsley, Callan McAuliffe, Geraldine James and Steven Mackintosh, we’ve got an exclusive TV spot, which you can check out here…

Earth has been conquered by robots from a distant galaxy. survivors are confined to their houses and must wear electronic implants, risking incineration by robot sentries if they venture outside.

Robot Overlords is out on Digital HD on July 24th and on Blu-ray and DVD on August 10th.


- Gary Collinson

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‘Tut’ Ratings Debut With 1.7M Viewers For Spike

20 July 2015 2:26 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The boy king delivered some almost pyramid-sized results for Spike last night in its big return to scripted television. With 1.7 million tuning in for the first night of Tut, the cable network hit its biggest Sunday night primetime audience since May 25, 2008. That was when an airing of the 1983 pic Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi drew an audience of 2.2 million in the 9 -11 Pm slot. Co-starring Sir Ben Kingsley, the 9 – 10:54 Pm show Sunday of the 3-night Muse… »

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Spike Miniseries ‘Tut’ Digs Up 1.7 Million Viewers for Premiere

20 July 2015 1:31 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spike’s scripted miniseries “Tut,” dubbed by the network as its “most ambitious project to date,” opened to 1.7 million viewers on Sunday, according to Nielsen estimates. The viewership total is more than double what Spike averaged in primetime during the previous week (761,000).

The first part of the three-night, six-hour event starring Ben Kingsley also drew more than 900,000 viewers for a pair of encores, bringing its total to about 2.6 million. Demographic data will be released tomorrow by Nielsen.

Review: Tut

Spike’s first scripted series in eight years, “Tut” tells the story of King Tutankhamun’s rise to power and his struggle to lead Egypt to glory, all while his closest advisers, friends and lovers scheme to advance their own nefarious interests. It was shot entirely in Morocco and Canada last fall.

Tut” is produced for Spike by Muse Entertainment, with Joel S. Rice and Michael Prupas as executive producers from Muse. »

- Rick Kissell

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Spike’s ‘Tut’ Captures 1.7 Million Viewers With Premiere

20 July 2015 1:14 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Spike’s “Tut” wrapped up 1.7 million total viewers in its premiere, adding another 900,000 audience members over the course of two encores. The 9 p.m. premiere scored the highest audience for Spike in the time slot in seven years. There are two more nights of the scripted event series left. Sunday’s debut telecast was sampled by 5.3 million viewers (with a one minute qualifier), with 7.4 million sampling over the course of the three total airings. Also Read: 'Tut' Review: Avan Jogia Makes a Fine Boy King, While Ben Kingsley Anchors Historical Adventure Tale “We are thrilled that ‘Tut’ resonated »

- Tony Maglio

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Tracklisting Released For Composer Ilan Eshkeri’s Shaun The Sheep Movie Score

20 July 2015 11:46 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Shaun The Sheep Movie is finally opening in U.S. theaters on August 5.

It was announced today that Silva Screen Records will release composer Ilan Eshkeri’s ebullient score to Aardman Animation’s latest claymation shenanigans.

Also featured on the soundtrack are songs from Tim Wheeler (Ash), Eliza Doolittle and Rizzle Kicks who provide a remix of Life’s A Treat, the ever popular Shaun The Sheep TV theme.

Ilan Eshkeri is a British composer and songwriter best known for his concert work, songwriting collaborations, film scores and video game scores.

Recent film work includes Still Alice, for which Julianne Moore won an Oscar, Kevin Macdonald’s Black Sea starring Jude Law, 47 Ronin starring Keanu Reeves, and the Oscar nominated The Invisible Woman, Ralph Fiennes’ second outing as a director. Other films include Oscar winning The Young Victoria, Kick-ass and Stardust.

Eshkeri is currently commissioned to compose a ballet, and »

- Michelle McCue

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Spike TV's Tut: Does It Rule?

19 July 2015 7:53 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Swords! Sex! Sarcophaguses! Game of Thrones junkies suffering from hack-and-slash withdrawal are likely to find respite in Spike TV’s Tut, a three-part miniseries about the titular pharaoh’s ascension to greatness.

RelatedTut‘s Avan Jogia Talks Twisted Cliffhanger, Shares Pitch for Season 2

The first installment, which premiered Sunday, introduces viewers to Tutankhamun (Twisted‘s Avan Jogia) at the ripe old age of nine, when he’s forced to make child-friendly decisions like: “Do I have to watch this guy’s wife getting dragged around town by a horse?” and “Can someone else slit this kid’s throat?” For both hesitations, »

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‘Tut’ Review: Avan Jogia Makes a Fine Boy King, While Ben Kingsley Anchors Historical Adventure Tale

19 July 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Spike’s entry into the historical figure-as-swaggering adventurer game with “Tut,” its telling of the coming of age of boy king Tutankhamun, succeeds in entertaining for a midsummer night — or three — provided the viewer doesn’t have his or her own kingdoms to conquer or coups to put down. Ben Kingsley, as the king’s chief adviser Vizier Ay, makes spending sultry summer evenings indulging in a lush fictional telling of the travails and torments of the storied ruler of ancient Egypt’s 18th dynasty even sweeter. The Academy Award winner brings the gravitas and keeps the production grounded in drama. »

- Deborah Day

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Self/less review – Tarsem Singh’s dopey sci-fi romp

19 July 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This identity-swap sci-fi drama fails on every level, in spite of Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds in the central roles

Ben Kingsley gets joint top billing but takes an early bath in this tiresome tale of an ageing executive who pays to have his dying soul transplanted into the body of a younger man. Enter Ryan Reynolds as the empty vessel into which Sir Ben’s spirit is magnetically injected – only to discover that this new body has a mind and memory of its own. Or, as Derek Luke puts it: “You thought you were buying a new car, turns out it has a few miles on the clock.” Recycling riffs from John Frankenheimer’s superior 1966 thriller Seconds (which in turn inspired Face/Off), Tarsem Singh’s dopey romp signally fails to mine the identity-swap promise of its premise. David and Alex Pastor’s script may be lumpen, but Reynolds »

- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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Celebrity Name Guessing Game -- Can You Guess These Stars' Birth Names?

18 July 2015 12:01 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

One of Hollywood's worst kept secrets? Almost everyone goes by a stage name.Don't believe us? Check out these 20 stars who adopted a fake name -- and see if you can determine what's printed on their birth certificates!  20. Bruno Mars 19. Ben Kingsley 18. Carmen Electra 17. Demi Moore 16. Elton John 15. Gene Simmons 14. George Michael 13. Helen Mirren 12. Lana Del Rey 11. Larry King Read more »

- TMZ Staff

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Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 Blu-Ray Collection Coming This Christmas

17 July 2015 11:17 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ant-Man is in theaters today! And to celebrate, Marvel and Disney have announced an exciting release no true believer is going to want to miss out on! Yes, the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Collection is coming this Holiday Season. And you can pre-order the massive set right now. It's only available at Amazon, and to insure yourself a copy, you better click here and purchase!

The limited-edition, 13-disc Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Collection invites you to hold the greatest power in the cosmos in the palm of your hand. Contents Include Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man. There's even a top secret bonus disc, and a whole lot more. This Marvel fan's dream features collectible, specially designed disc holders and exclusive Marvel memorabilia!

Now you'll be able to kick off Christmas, Hanukkah »

- MovieWeb

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Avan Jogia On ‘Tut,’ Sir Ben Kingsley [Exclusive Video]

17 July 2015 11:06 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Avan Jogia shot to stardom on teen shows like Victorious and Twisted, but he’s now taking on a more mature role in Spike TV’s new miniseries Tut, in which he plays King Tutankhamun. Avan Jogia On ‘TutTut opens with Tutankhamun learning on his feet how to be a pharaoh following his father’s death by poisoning. […]

The post Avan Jogia On ‘Tut,’ Sir Ben Kingsley [Exclusive Video] appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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Self/less review: Ryan Reynolds stars in a sleek but lightweight sci-fi

17 July 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Tarsem Singh; Screenwriter: David Pastor, Alex Pastor; Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley, Matthew Goode, Natalie Martinez, Victor Garber; Running time: 116 mins; Certificate: 12A

As far as high concepts go, Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds playing the same person isn't a bad start. But this switcherooo turns out to be one of the least distracting elements of Tarsem Singh's slick, silly sci-fi Self/less, which gets a running start with smart ideas it can't follow through on.

Kingsley is Damian Hayes, a haughty and emotionally detached real estate tycoon with terminal cancer. Desperate to survive at any cost, he crosses paths with a shadowy scientist (Matthew Goode on enjoyably snakelike form) who offers him a radical new procedure known as shedding, whereby his consciousness is transferred into a healthy, lab-grown new body. What do I have to lose, he asks himself, because presumably he's never heard of Faust.

Transformed »

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Tut Season 1 Review

17 July 2015 2:41 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The first night of the mini-series was provided for reviewing purposes prior to broadcast.

Normally drenched in the testosterone-fueled basic cable minutate of rescuing bars and mastering ink, Spike this week is launching its own scripted mini-series surrounding the events of Tutankhamun and his short, but brutal, reign as the Pharoah of Egypt. The series, succinctly titled Tut, is awash in the requisite amount of lavishly designed sets you can imagine are required by a show set around 1320 B.C., and it gets decent mileage out of a simple political court backstabbing plot in its first night.

Unfortunately, the show’s creators give you little reason to invest much time into Tut’s barely-a-decade rule, the course of which will spill out over the course of three nights beginning this Sunday. Tut’s rule begins when his father is poisoned by an infidel, and the young boy must begin navigating »

- Mitchel Broussard

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Self/Less review – a Twilight Zone wannabe with no discipline

16 July 2015 2:02 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Ben Kingsley plays an ageing billionaire who transplants his consciousness into younger, buffer Ryan Reynolds in this preposterous chase thriller

Related: Self/Less movie agrees with film history: immortality is a drag

There’s a Twilight Zone premise – though sadly no Twilight Zone brevity or script discipline – to this sci-fi thriller. Ben Kingsley is Damian, an ageing billionaire property magnate with a continuing hunger for deals, but also a dire cancer prognosis: he’s raging against cruel mortality. Then he discovers a creepy corporation run by a bespectacled technocrat called Albright (Matthew Goode) specialising in “shedding” for the super-rich: moving your mind and consciousness into a new twentysomething body: and Damian’s self is duly transplanted into a young hunk, played by Ryan Reynolds. Then he finds out this body was not, as promised, grown in a lab but belonged to someone else – a young soldier who sold it, sacrificing »

- Peter Bradshaw

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The Guardian film show: Ant-Man, True Story, 13 Minutes and Self/Less - video reviews

16 July 2015 9:57 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Catherine Shoard and Peter Bradshaw join Xan Brooks for our weekly round-up of the big cinema releases. This week the team map out a new section of the Marvel cinematic universe with super small superhero Ant-Man; listen to the deathly dull True Story of Jonah Hill and James Franco's new crime drama; watch director Oliver Hirschbiegel plot out the assassination of Hitler in just 13 Minutes; and see Sir Ben Kingsley nab Ryan Reynolds' body in sci-fi thriller Self/Less Continue reading »

- Xan Brooks, Peter Bradshaw, Catherine Shoard, Zoran Trajkovic, Richard Sprenger, Henry Barnes and Andrea Salvatici

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Self/Less - video review

16 July 2015 9:33 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In this excerpt from the Guardian film show Xan Brooks, Catherine Shoard and Peter Bradshaw watch Sir Ben Kingsley nab the body of Ryan Reynolds in Self/Less, a sci-fi thriller in which a dying billionaire implants his consciousness into a younger man with terrible consequences. Directed by Tarsem Singh and co-starring Natalie Martinez and Matthew Goode, Self/Less is released in the UK on Friday 17 July Continue reading »

- Xan Brooks, Peter Bradshaw, Catherine Shoard, Zoran Trajkovic, Richard Sprenger, Henry Barnes and Andrea Salvatici

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TV Review: ‘Tut’

16 July 2015 7:20 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

King Tutankhamun left behind a treasure trove of trinkets, but his nickname is all that’s really required to serve as the cornerstone for “Tut,” a Spike TV miniseries that unearths the Boy King in order to turn his short life into historical melodrama. Featuring Ben Kingsley as Tut’s scheming vizier, surrounded by young actors often photographed as if this were a shampoo commercial, there are modest pleasures relating to the various palace intrigues, but only marginal momentum to drag an audience across three nights, provided they know enough about history to realize the title character won’t be available for a sequel.

Shot in Morocco at a scale that frequently looks as if it features a cast of, well, dozens, “Tut” begins with the name/age at death and works backward from there. As a result, writers Michael Vickerman, Peter Paige and Bradley Bredeweg and director David Von Ancken »

- Brian Lowry

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