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16 items from 2017


How we made The Crying Game

20 February 2017 11:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Miranda Richardson: ‘I got some flak off Ira sympathisers. They thought my portrayal of a terrorist was unflattering’

The last two films I’d directed in America had been bruising. If I couldn’t get The Crying Game made, I intended to give up directing and return to writing. The provocative nature of my script – which addressed the Troubles, race, sexuality and gender confusion – made it hard to finance, but I was thrilled to just be making something I believed in. The opening tracking shot of the fairground, from the bridge over the River Nanny in Laytown, had great personal resonance. I grew up in County Meath and spent much of my childhood playing beside that bridge. My father died while fishing underneath it.

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- Interviews by Jack Watkins

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Newport Beach Film Festival Toasts Brit Buoyancy

7 February 2017 8:15 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Newport Beach Film Festival and the U.K. film industry don’t at first appear to go together like tea and scones, but in truth the two have a growing partnership.

The Orange County festival will present its third annual U.K. Honors on Feb. 9 at the Bulgari Hotel in London. British photographer David Bailey and actors Miranda Richardson and Charles Dance will receive the icon awards, while Ken Loach’s “I, Daniel Blake” will be honored for achievement in global cinema.

Other awards will go to the Edinburgh Intl. Film Festival, Pinewood Studios, Creative Scotland, and the Ink Factory as arts champions.

Variety, HMV and Visit Newport Beach California are also hosting the Feb. 9 event. Variety also curated the 10 Brits to Watch this year. One Direction singer Harry Styles, “Game of Thrones” actor Alfie Allen and theater director Kate Hewitt are among this year’s honorees.

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- Diane Garrett

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‘iBoy’ Review (Netflix Original)

31 January 2017 5:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Bill Milner, Maisie Williams, Miranda Richardson, Rory Kinnear, Jordan Bolger, Charley Palmer Rothwell, Armin Karima, McKell David | Written by Joe Barton | Directed by Adam Randall

Every year now we are inundated with superhero films. Marvel and DC are doing battle tor movie supremacy, and it is arguable that Marvel are well ahead in the battle. Netflix have released a new film that may not really compete with those two huge companies, but iBoy is an interesting take on the superhero genre that is well worth checking out.

Tom (Bill Milner) is just an average boy, until he gets shot in the head, resulting in the phone he was using at the time fragmenting and embedding in his head. When he wakes up, he finds himself able to connect to electronic gadgets, and even the ability to control them. Giving him the perfect set of tools to seek revenge on »

- Paul Metcalf

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Emma Thompson joining the cast of Upstart Crow

27 January 2017 1:30 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Jan 27, 2017

The glorious Emma Thompson will appear in series two of Ben Elton's Shakespeare sitcom, Upstart Crow...

Ben Elton's BBC Two Shakespeare sitcom starring David Mitchell has scored an enviable guest star for its 2017 Christmas special. Emma Thompson will join the ranks of Dame Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett and Miranda Richardson when she plays Queen Elizabeth I in the festive episode.

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The Mighty Boosh's Noel Fielding will also appear in the second series alongside regulars Mitchell, Liza Tarbuck, Harry Enfield, Gemma Whelan and Helen Monks, playing English composer Thomas Morley.

Here's the official synopsis for the currently filming second series, which continues to follow William Shakespeare's journey to establishment acceptance in London and Stratford-upon-Avon, and is due to air later this year. »

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Movie Review – iBoy (2017)

27 January 2017 12:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

iBoy, 2017.

Directed by Adam Randall.

Starring Bill Millner, Maisie Williams, Miranda Richardson and Rory Kinnear.

Synopsis:

When geeky Tom (Bill Milner) discovers his friend Lucy (Maisie Williams) being viciously attacked, the thugs turn their attention to him and he’s badly beaten up.  As he recovers, he learns that fragments from his mobile phone are embedded in his brain, giving him strange new powers.  All the better to take revenge for what happened to Lucy and run her attackers out of town.

The trailer for iBoy took off like a rocket when it was launched a few weeks ago, with over one million hits on just one night.  Not bad going for a low-budget British sci-fi fantasy, even if the presence of Game of ThronesMaisie Williams probably gave the figures a boost.

On the face of it, there’s nothing especially new about the film.  The idea of somebody »

- Freda Cooper

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Brian Cox’s D-Day Drama ‘Churchill’ Set for U.S. Release in June

20 January 2017 7:06 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cohen Media Group has acquired all distribution rights in the U.S. to Brian Cox’s “Churchill,” a drama about Winston Churchill and the D-Day invasion of Europe.

Cmg is planning a theatrical release for June to coincide with the 73rd anniversary of the 1944 invasion. Miranda Richardson and John Slattery also star in “Churchill,” directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (“The Railway Man”) from a script by Alex von Tunzelmann.

The film is set in June, 1944, as a million Allied forces are assembled on the south coast of England on the brink of the greatest invasion in history with the landing on the beaches of Normandy, France – the first step in the campaign to free Europe from Nazi Germany. But Churchill fears that if the invasion fails, history will remember him chiefly as an architect of carnage.

Richardson co-stars as Churchill’s wife, Clementine and Slattery (“Mad Men”) portrays General Dwight D. Eisenhower, »

- Dave McNary

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‘Churchill’ Acquired By Cohen Media Group To Bow On D-Day Anniversary

20 January 2017 1:00 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Cohen Media Group has acquired U.S. rights to Churchill, a new drama about Winston Churchill and the 1944 D-Day invasion that turned the tide of World War II in Europe. The plan is to release the Jonathan Teplitzky-directed pic in June, coinciding with the invasion’s anniversary. Brian Cox stars as Churchill and Miranda Richardson is his wife, Clementine. John Slattery plays Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, and James Purefoy, Ella Purnell and Julian… »

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Check Out The First Trailer For Netflix's New Superhero Drama iBOY Starring Game Of Thrones' Maisie Williams

13 January 2017 3:33 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Netflix has released the first trailer for their upcoming superhero drama, iBoy. The premise may seen a bit silly (see the official synopsis below), but this actually looks like it might be pretty good. Plus, it boasts quite a cast.  The movie stars Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones, hopefully New Mutants), as well the great Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter) and Rory Kinnear (Penny Dreadful) as the villain. You may also recognize the actor who plays iBoy himself, Bill Milner, as the young Magneto from X-Men: First Class. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you make of it. “iBoy” follows Tom (Bill Milner), an average teenager whose world is turned on its head when a violent encounter with local thugs leaves fragments of his shattered smartphone embedded in his brain. He wakes from a coma to discover that returning to normal teenage life is impossible because he »

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Watch the new trailer for Netflix film ‘iBoy’

12 January 2017 10:23 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

iBoy trailer: Netflix will debut the drama at the end of January.

Watch the iBoy trailer below.

Netflix have debuted the brand new iBoy trailer. The new drama is set to hit the streaming network towards the end of the month. The film is directed by Adam Randall and stars Bill Milner and Maisie Williams, as well as Miranda Richardson as Nan (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Hours, Sleepy Hollow) and Rory Kinnear (The Imitation Game, Skyfall, Spectre) as Ellman. The film is produced by Gail Mutrux, Nate Bolotin, Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh.

Tom is an average teenager whose world is turned on its head when a violent encounter with local thugs leaves fragments of his shattered smartphone embedded in his brain. He wakes from a coma to discover that returning to normal teenage life is impossible because he has developed a strange set of superpowers. »

- Paul Heath

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‘iBoy’ Trailer: Maisie Williams Toplines Netflix’s Cell Phone Superhero Movie

12 January 2017 9:44 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Netflix has released the official trailer for its original film “iBoy,” starring “Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams and Bill Milner (“X-Men: First Class,” “Son of Rambow”). Watch the trailer below.

Read More: Netflix Releases 8-Bit Online Arcade Game Starring Original Series Characters

The film follows Tom (Milner), an average 16-year-old whose world is turned on its head after a violent encounter with local thugs who try to attack his best friend and high school crush, Lucy (Williams). During the attack, Tom gets shot and ends up in a coma. He awakens to discover that fragments of his smartphone have embedded in his brain, giving him super powers; now, returning to normal teenage life is impossible. With these new abilities, Tom sets out to seek revenge on the gang who attacked him and his dear friend.

Directed by Adam Randall, the film also stars Miranda Richardson (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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First trailer for Netflix’s ‘iBoy’

12 January 2017 6:31 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Following yesterday’s reveal of images from the forthcoming original film iBoy, starring Bill Milner in the totular role, Netflix have released the official trailer for this superhero-esque tale:

iBoy follows Tom (Bill Milner), an average teenager whose world is turned on its head when a violent encounter with local thugs leaves fragments of his shattered smartphone embedded in his brain. He wakes from a coma to discover that returning to normal teenage life is impossible because he has developed a strange set of superpowers. With these new powers he sets out to seek revenge on the gang, who also assaulted his best friend Lucy (Maisie Williams).

Directed by Adam Randall, the film also stars Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Hours, Sleepy Hollow) as Nan and Rory Kinnear (The Imitation Game, Skyfall, Spectre) as Ellman.

iBoy will launch in all Netflix territories on 27th January. »

- Phil Wheat

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First trailer for iBoy starring Bill Milner and Maisie Williams

12 January 2017 4:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from yesterday’s first-look images [see here], Netflix has now unveiled the first trailer for iBoy, director Adam Randall’s upcoming adaptation of Kevin Brooks’ tech-thriller novel, which stars Bill Milner (Anthropoid), Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), Miranda Richardson (The Hours) and Rory Kinnear (Spectre). Check it out here…

iBoy follows Tom (Bill Milner), an average teenager whose world is turned on its head when a violent encounter with local thugs leaves fragments of his shattered smartphone embedded in his brain. He wakes from a coma to discover that returning to normal teenage life is impossible because he has developed a strange set of superpowers. With these new powers he sets out to seek revenge on the gang, who also assaulted his best friend Lucy (Maisie Williams).

iBoy is set to hit Netflix on January 27th. »

- Gary Collinson

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Trailer for iBoy starring Maisie Williams & Bill Milner

12 January 2017 4:04 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: David Sztypuljak

Following on from the first images for the movie yesterday, here’s the brand new first look at present day sci-fi movie iBoy. The film is the first to come from the UK wing of streaming service Netflix and from what we’ve heard and now seen looks fabulous.

The idea comes from the mind of novelist Kevin Brooks and has been turned into a movie by Adam Randall. Yesterday while writing the images piece, I stumbled upon a concept video piece created a few years ago which showed X-Men star Will Poulter in the lead role as a teenager who after getting assaulted by some thugs, ends up with shards of smartphone inserted into his brain. After waking up from hospital, it’s clear that the incident has left him rather a different young man than he used to be.

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- David Sztypuljak

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First images for iBoy starring Maisie Williams & Bill Millner

11 January 2017 7:04 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: David Sztypuljak

Here’s the first look at this new Netflix original feature film called iBoy. The movie sees a wonderful cast which includes Game of ThronesMaisie Williams, Son of Rambow star Bill Millner who more recently starred in Anthropoid and the brilliant veterans Miranda Richardson and Rory Kinnear.

iBoy tells the story of a young teenager (Millner) who is assaulted by a gang of local bullies. During one of the violent attacks, his phone shatters lodging pieces of the phone in his brain. When he awakes in hospital he has developed a rather strange set of superpowers and uses those powers to plot revenge on those who beat him and his best friend played by Maisie Williams.

Back in 2015 this concept teaser was made for the movie which was interestingly voiced and starred Millner’s Son of Rambow co-star Will Poulter. It’s not available to be »

- David Sztypuljak

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First images from the Netflix original film ‘iBoy’

11 January 2017 5:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Netflix have released four new images from the forthcoming original film iBoy starring Bill Milner, Maisie Williams, Miranda Richardson and Rory Kinnear.

iBoy follows Tom (Bill Milner), an average teenager whose world is turned on its head when a violent encounter with local thugs leaves fragments of his shattered smartphone embedded in his brain. He wakes from a coma to discover that returning to normal teenage life is impossible because he has developed a strange set of superpowers. With these new powers he sets out to seek revenge on the gang, who also assaulted his best friend Lucy (Maisie Williams).

Directed by Adam Randall, iBoy also stars Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Hours, Sleepy Hollow) as Nan and Rory Kinnear (The Imitation Game, Skyfall, Spectre) as Ellman.

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- Phil Wheat

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First-look images from Netflix’s iBoy starring Bill Milner and Maisie Williams

11 January 2017 3:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Netflix has released four first-look images from the original film iBoy, which is directed by Adam Randall and stars Bill Milner (Anthropoid), Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), Miranda Richardson (The Hours) and Rory Kinnear (Spectre). Check them out here…

iBoy follows Tom (Bill Milner), an average teenager whose world is turned on its head when a violent encounter with local thugs leaves fragments of his shattered smartphone embedded in his brain. He wakes from a coma to discover that returning to normal teenage life is impossible because he has developed a strange set of superpowers. With these new powers he sets out to seek revenge on the gang, who also assaulted his best friend Lucy (Maisie Williams).

iBoy is set to hit Netflix on January 27th. »

- Gary Collinson

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