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After a phenomenal close to its third season (aka the best season of Californication ever - see review), Californication comes back to Showtime for Season 4 on January 9, 2011. Season 3 ended with Karen (Natascha McElhone) and Becca (Madeleine Martin) learning about Hank's (David Duchovny) sexual relationship with Mia (Madeline Zima). Then Hank was taken off to Jail. Pamela Adlon and Evan Handler also star. Season 4 guest stars include Carla Gugino, Callie Thorne, Michael Ealy, Rob Lowe, Tommy Lee, Fisher Stevens, Stephen Tobolowsky, Addison Timlin and Zoe Kravitz. Cameo by Zakk Wylde. About Californication Season 4: Season 4 picks up about 72 hours from where Season 3 left off - with Hank Moody sitting in a jail cell - but the gossip blogs are already buzzing with news of Hollywood's latest Lolita literary sex scandal. Hank's most damaging secret is a secret no more. When Charlie (Evan Handler) finally bails Hank »
- Buzzfocus Staff
The Californication Season 4 premiere is only a month away and this season looks to be a semi-star infused parade of guest stars. The current roster of stars joining David Duchovny (as Hank Moody), Natascha McElhone (as Karen), Evan Handler (as Charlie Runkle), Madeleine Martin (as Becca Moody) and Pamela Adlon (as Marcy Runkle) include Carla Gugino (Entourage, Sucker Punch), Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation, Young Justice), Fisher Stevens (Lost, Lol: Laughing Out Loud), Michael Ealy (The Good Wife, Firebird), Zoë Kravitz (X-Men: First Class, Mad Max: Fury Road), Tommy Lee (Bones, Paradi$e) and Stephen Tobolowsky (Glee). At the end of Californication Season 3, Karen learned about Hank's sexual escapades with Mia (Madeline Zima). Now that Hank has been revealed to be the man behind "Fucking and Punching," we'll be waiting to see what the legal ramifications for Hank are as well as how the news will affect his career. Needless »
It was meant to be a touching documentary about a budding online relationship. But all was not as it seemed. Was it a hoax? And if so, who was fooling who?
Catfish may have generated an impressive buzz when it was unveiled at Sundance film festival in January, but few, after watching it, could say conclusively what exactly the film was. It appeared to be a documentary. And its star, the 24-year-old New York photographer Yaniv "Nev" Schulman, seemed innocent enough. Yet the story – on the surface a tale of Nev's online friendship with a prodigiously artistic eight-year-old and her sister – takes a darker twist that to some appeared too good, or too odd, to be true.
The directors of Catfish, 28-year-old Henry Joost and 29-year-old Ariel "Rel" Schulman, Nev's brother, denied all charges of fraudulence. It hardly matters. Their movie has proved bizarre enough on its own merits to withstand any doubt and dissent. »
- Ryan Gilbey
A Single Man director and designer Tom Ford has joined the jury for the Orange Wednesday Rising Star Award, which will be unveiled at the BAFTAs early next year.
The award – which last year went to Twilight star Kristen Stewart – is the only BAFTA award to be judged for by the public, from eight nominees decided by the jurors.
Of the position, Tom Ford said: “I am honored to have been asked to be on the Orange Wednesdays Rising Star jury.
“This is such an important award in that it supports the new generation of actors and actresses and also reflects the tastes of the cinema going public - who ultimately are the best ones to judge who they want to see more of on their screens.”
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jennifer Trevorrow)
Conviction is a dead-serious awards-tipped real-life courtroom weepie about a man wrongly convicted of murder, who languishes for 18 years in the clink while his devoted sis juggles bar work and single motherhood with a law degree to try and get him out. There's admirable thematic business about the true worth of DNA, and Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell act their socks off as the siblings. The supporting cast is top drawer, too, including a couple of Oscar nominees – Melissa (Frozen River) Leo and Juliette Lewis. Leo is chilly and exacting in the thankless role of a scantily-motivated bent cop. And Lewis is … well … Lewis is completely bananas.
She may have just two or three scenes, but, golly, does she milk 'em. Playing a white trash nympho alcoholic who's one of the chief witnesses for the prosecution, »
- Catherine Shoard
We’ve just received word from the powers that be that the jury for the 2011 Orange Wednesday Rising Star Award at this years BAFTA Awards has been chosen and there’s quite a few familiar faces.
This year the jury will include fashion guru turned director, Tom Ford, Actor Peter Sarsgaard, Actress Natascha McElhone, casting director, Lucy Bevan who worked with Peter on An Education, director Mike Newell (Donnie Brasco, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Prince of Persia and the Sands of Time), Jamie Graham, deputy editor from Total Film and Robbie Collin, Film Editor for The News of the World, many of whom will be familiar with him on Twitter. Ben Drew aka Plan B will act as Jury Spokesperson while all the above will be overseen by the Jury Chair, Finola Dwyer (producer – An Education, Me Without You, Backbeat and chair of BAFTA’s Film Committee »
- David Sztypuljak
It is amazing to look at the release calendar and know I have movies already slotted as far out as December 15 in the case of Avatar 3. However, the farthest out I go for a film with an actual day is now May 17, 2013, the newly announced release date for the first film in Universal's adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower with Ron Howard at the helm. Along with this date, Deadline confirms seven additional future release dates for Universal's upcoming slate.
Just below I have listed all eight movies including any additional information I have on each at this time as well as any films that are already set to release on or near they same day.
Title: Larry Crowne
Release Date: July 1, 2011
Films Releasing at Same Time: Transformers: The Dark of the Moon (7/1/11)
Director: Tom Hanks
- Brad Brevet
Single Father | iPlayer
Thorne | Sky1
Jamie's 30-Minute Meals | 4Od
Nigella Kitchen | BBC2
Food: What Goes in Your Basket? | 4ODThey got the wife's death out of the way with admirable haste in part one of the new BBC four-part drama Single Father, bookending her virtues as devoted soulmate and mother (it was enough for me that she could put a tent up) between shots of the poor woman looping tragically in the air, bicycle trapped beneath the skidding police car as she tumbled to earth, making speechless bystanders of us all. That was Rita gone. For reasons of personal squeamishness I was hoping we might be spared the immediate fallout – the awful telling, the ashen sinking-in, the whole unwelcome mortal reminder of »
- Phil Hogan
Filed under: Features, Cinematical
I consider myself a pretty serious movie fan, but the simple fact of the matter is that I miss stuff. Famous and interesting stuff. But not for long!
Welcome to Where Everyone Has Gone Before, the column where I continue my film education before your very eyes. I will seek out and watch all of the movies I know I should have seen by now. I will first "review" the movie before I've watched it, based entirely on its reputation. Then I will give the movie a fair chance and actually watch it. You will laugh at me, you may condemn me, but you will never say I didn't try.
Why I Haven't Seen It Until Now: Well, I didn't want to see »
- Jacob Hall
Natascha McElhone's mother has refused to read the actress' touching book detailing the aftermath of her husband's sudden death - because the notes are too emotional.
The Californication star was filming in Los Angeles when her plastic surgeon partner Martin Kelly suffered a cardiac arrest in May, 2008, collapsing on the doorstep of the couple's London home.
McElhone, who was pregnant with the pair's third child at the time of Kelly's death, poured out her thoughts and feelings on paper in the subsequent months and the notes were made into a book.
After You: Letters of Love, and Loss, to a Husband and Father details the birth of their son, Rex, shortly after the tragedy and other events such as Halloween with their three kids.
But McElhone's touching tribute is too sad for her mother, Noreen Taylor, to read.
She tells Britain's Daily Telegraph, "I haven't been able to read it. It is just too painful. Perhaps, one day I will be able to." »
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When Sean Walker begins investigating the mysterious disappearance of his fiance, he stumbles upon a conspiracy that begins with his shadowy father-in-law and extends all the way to the White House. Directed/exec produced by Jeffery Reiner ("Friday Night Lights"), "The Event" features a host of small-screen veterans, including Jason Ritter ("Parenthood"), Laura Innes ("ER"), Scott Patterson ("Gilmore Girls") and Blair Underwood ("Dirty Sexy Money").
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Currently shooting at Ireland's Ardmore Studios, this romantic adventure presents a historically authentic retelling of the classic King Arthur legend. When King Uther is poisoned by his own daughter, his legitimate but publicly unknown son, Arthur, must succeed the king and return greatness to the Castle Camelot. Led by "New Moon's" Jamie Campbell Bower as King Arthur, this Irish-Canadian co-production also stars Joseph Fiennes ("Shakespeare in Love") as Merlin, Eva Green ("Casino Royale") as Morgan, Claire Forlani »
- By Rebecca Leffler
The Secret of Moonacre wants to be a fantasy, a family movie, and a story of female empowerment and destiny. They had so many things in their favor including Bridge to Terabithia director Gabor Csupo, a child actress with a feature already under her belt, a screenplay based on The Little White Horse, and the king of camp Tim Curry. The production had the resources and stellar cast to make this film exactly what they wanted, which makes the resulting film The Secret of Moonacre even more disappointing.
In The Secret of Moonacre, Maria Merryweather (Dakota Blue Richards) is sent off to Moonacre to live with her uncle Sir Benjamin Merryweather (Ioan Gruffudd) when her father dies. She is accompanied by her quirky tutor Miss Heliotrope (Juliet Stevenson). When they arrive, Sir Benjamin is a poor host to say the least. He is annoyed by Maria’s questions and forbids »
- Rachel Kolb
Among the high profile films slated for competition this year at the 2010 Savannah Film Festival are Tanya Hamilton's "Night Catches Us," a new short from Academy Award-nominee Bill Plympton, and Nick Moran's "The Kid" starring Rupert Friend and Natascha McElhone. The festival, hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, runs in downtown Savannah from October 30 to November 6. Plympton's new animated short, "The Cow Who Wanted to »
Christmas 2010 is looking to be a battle of the next-gen motion controllers. Not to be outdone by Nintendo (although some may argue that they already have been) Microsoft and Sony are bringing their own take on motion control to the market. Microsoft’s controller-less Kinect setup arrives in November but Sony launched their new controller, The Move, last week. Here’s our bumper take on the hardware, the launch line-up, and the potential for the future.
Sony’s Move is very similar in concept to the Wii. You use a motion controller and a navigation controller, which are essentially the Wii remote and Nunchuck. The key difference in Sony’s approach is that they’ve dispensed with the sensor bar and gone with the PlayStation Eye, previously used for under-rated card game Eye of Judgement and ungainly creature simulator EyePet.
There are a couple of different ways of »
Winter's Bone (15)
What No Country For Old Men did for west Texas, this striking landscape thriller does for Missouri's Ozark mountains. This is no country for poor women: an insular rural community clouded by drugs and patriarchy where they do things their way. So when Ree learns her father's skipped bail, and the family home was his security, she must ask difficult questions in dangerous places – chiefly among her extended outlaw family. Tough suspense, documentary-like observation and character drama are perfectly balanced.
I'm Still Here (15)
What was Joaquin thinking? This film won't clear that up, but it at least shows you what he was doing: taking drugs, falling out with friends and the movie biz, rapping badly and descending into mumbling incoherence – apparently.
The Other Guys (12A)
- The guide
Based on the memoir by Kevin Lewis – the kind to be found in the bookshop's "Difficult Lives" section – this film is a bizarrely acted misery-lit/hardman hybrid, the story of a child's brutal abuse from an uncaring mother which morphs into a complacent apologia, structured in the same way as all the self-pitying, self-serving geezer films claiming to know exactly what led up to those drug-dealers being murdered in their Range Rover. Rupert Friend plays Kevin, who survived horrific treatment from a violent mother, became a bare-knuckle boxer, got involved (as a purely innocent victim) in the criminal underworld and through the love of a good woman became a bestselling author. Very strangely, the role of his horrible mum, complete with false teeth and coke-bottle glasses, is taken by Natascha McElhone, otherwise renowned as one of »
- Peter Bradshaw
Natascha McElhone was made ugly for her role in 'The Kid'. Director Nick Moran admits the British actress - who shot to fame starring in 'The Truman Show' with Jim Carrey - was too beautiful for her part, so the make-up team had to work hard to make her less attractive. Speaking on the red carpet at 'The Kid' premiere in London's Leicester Square last night (15.09.10), Nick said: ''Yes we put a lot of make-up on her to ugly her up a bit for the role, but it's not 'Planet of the Apes' type make-up, she still had to act underneath all .. »
The latest season of the hit Showtime series Californication: The Third Season will be released on DVD on November 9. We don't have any pricing details as of yet and it doesn't seem that this film will include any bonus features, except two bonus episodes of The Tudors. We'll be sure to keep you posted if any further special features details are revealed and you can take a look at the cover art below. The series stars David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Evan Handler, Madeleine Martin and Madeline Zima.
Sophisticated and unique, this comedy centers on novelist Hank Moody (David Duchovny) who struggles to raise his 13-year-old daughter, while still carrying a torch for his ex-girlfriend. His obsess, ion with truth-telling and self destructive behavior -- drinks drugs and relationships -- are both destroying and enriching to his career.
Two bonus episodes of The Tudors »
Based on Elizabeth Goudge’s Carnegie Medal-winning novel The Little White Horse and featuring Victoriana romance, unicorns, princesses, and handsome dudes, this flick is out on DVD in September. Unicorns.
After 13-year-old Maria Merryweather's (Richards) father dies, she is left orphaned and homeless, and is forced to leave her luxurious London home to go and live at the mysterious Moonacre Manor with Sir Benjamin (Gruffudd), an eccentric uncle she didn't know she had. Soon Maria finds herself in a crumbling moonlit world torn apart by a hatred borne of an ancient feud with the dark and sinister De Noir family. Maria discovers that she is the last Moon Princess and, guided by an unlikely mix of allies, she must unearth the secrets of her past before the 5000th moon rises and Moonacre disappears into the sea forever.
Apparently, this novel was one of the inspirations for Harry Potter and The Narnia Chronicles, »
Showtime has just released this new trailer for Californication Season 4. It's a blend of where we've been in Hank Moody's (David Duchovny) life with a touch of where we're going. All the major players are featured so you'll see an older more emo Becca (Madeleine Martin), a beautiful - albeit still enraged at Season 3's finale - Karen (Natascha McElhone), as well as everyone's favorite family next door Charlie (Evan Handler) and Marcy Runkle (Pamela Adlon). Don't think that Hank's changed one bit; the sex appeal will most definitely be back in Californication Season 4. Check out the new trailer now: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3oIgg8gcDc[/youtube] »
- Alexis James-Whitehead
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