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Three New Character Posters For Gnomeo & Juliet

31 December 2010 9:15 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Here are three new character posters for Gnomeo & Juliet!

The new animated film is directed by Kelly Asbury and boasts a voice cast which includes James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Matt Lucas, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Stephen Merchant, Ashley Jensen, Jason Statham and Ozzy Osbourne.

Check out the new posters below courtesy of Impa and let us know what you think!

 

Official Synopsis:

This February, garden rivalry is taken to new heights as we introduce a world you have never gnome before! The hats are off as the infamous star-crossed lovers and their colourful companions come to life in the hilarious, action-packed, family 3D adventure, Gnomeo And Juliet.

Set in the gardens of fair Verona Drive, we witness the blossoming romance of two young gnomes, Gnomeo (James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily Blunt), amidst a turf war between the reds and the blues. Between the high-speed lawnmower chases and stealth missions, hearts (and hats) are broken, »

- Tiberius

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Three New Character Posters for Gnomeo and Juliet

31 December 2010 7:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

E One have released a few more posters for their new animation, Gnomeo and Juliet which is directed by Kelly Asbury and has a rather impressive voice cast which includes James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Matt Lucas, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Stephen Merchant, Ashley Jensen, Jason Statham and Ozzy Osbourne.

In these new character posters, we get to see Ashley Jensen as Nanette, Matt Lucas as Benny and Jason Statham as Tybalt.

It’s scheduled for release in the UK February 11th 2011.

Synopsis: This February, garden rivalry is taken to new heights as we introduce a world you have never gnome before! The hats are off as the infamous star-crossed lovers and their colourful companions come to life in the hilarious, action-packed, family 3D adventure, Gnomeo And Juliet.

Set in the gardens of fair Verona Drive, we witness the blossoming romance of two young gnomes, Gnomeo (James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily Blunt »

- David Sztypuljak

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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Five

31 December 2010 5:23 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Factory

Opens: 2011

Cast: John Cusack, Jennifer Carpenter, Ksenia Solo, Mae Whitman, Sonya Walger

Director: Morgan O'Neill

Summary: An obsessed cop is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, New York. When his teenage daughter disappears, he drops any pretension and professional restraint he might have to get the killer.

Analysis: Shot almost three years ago now, Dark Castle had originally planned to release this thriller back in late 2009. However for reasons unspecified, it has been sitting on a shelf for some time and keeps getting delayed. In cases like these, the most obvious reason is usually the correct one - it stinks (eg. "Case 39"). The company certainly has had its fair share of box-office duds lately including "Whiteout," "Ninja Assassin," "The Losers," "Orphan" and "Splice".

Yet Cusack generally has good taste in projects, his last venture into horror was the surprisingly effective Stephen King »

- Garth Franklin

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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Five

31 December 2010 5:23 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Factory

Opens: 2011

Cast: John Cusack, Jennifer Carpenter, Ksenia Solo, Mae Whitman, Sonya Walger

Director: Morgan O'Neill

Summary: An obsessed cop is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, New York. When his teenage daughter disappears, he drops any pretension and professional restraint he might have to get the killer.

Analysis: Shot almost three years ago now, Dark Castle had originally planned to release this thriller back in late 2009. However for reasons unspecified, it has been sitting on a shelf for some time and keeps getting delayed. In cases like these, the most obvious reason is usually the correct one - it stinks (eg. "Case 39"). The company certainly has had its fair share of box-office duds lately including "Whiteout," "Ninja Assassin," "The Losers," "Orphan" and "Splice".

Yet Cusack generally has good taste in projects, his last venture into horror was the surprisingly effective Stephen King »

- Garth Franklin

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A golden age for acting grande dames

31 December 2010 4:30 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The likes of Helen Mirren, Imelda Staunton and Julia McKenzie show skills rather than surgery are the way to success

Botox and surgical artifice are not the way for a woman to prolong a career on stage and screen. While it may still be true in Hollywood that a frozen face will keep you in the running for female lead roles, actor Helena Bonham Carter and producer Lili Fini Zanuck roundly decried the practice on Sam Taylor-Wood's edition of The Today Programme on Wednesday. It might be a bit of a niche issue, but it did make me think that Hbc could well be right when she says she is sure she would get less work if she tried to stop her face from changing.

Female British actors of a certain age – oh, let's not be coy, say, above 50 – really are enjoying a golden era. Not only are they »

- Vanessa Thorpe

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Gnomeo & Juliet

29 December 2010 10:50 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Voices By: James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Maggie Smith

Director: Kelly Asbury

The Scoop: Imagine a modern, animated take on William Shakespeare’s classic romantic tragedy “Romeo and Juliet.” Now imagine that this time around, the star-crossed lovers are garden gnomes and that the movie will feature voicework from a who’s who of random celebrities including Patrick Stewart, Jason Statham, Hulk Hogan, Ozzy Osborne and Dolly Parton. If you can somehow imagine all this, you’ve just described “Gnomeo and Juliet.”

Rated G | Watch the trailer »

- NextMovie Staff

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Downton Abbey creator praises Upstairs Downstairs

24 December 2010 4:57 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Julian Fellowes says BBC's rival costume drama has 'tip-top' cast, and could be a success

"Tip-top" actors will help ensure the success of the BBC's Upstairs Downstairs this Christmas, according to the creator of ITV's rival costume drama Downton Abbey.

Julian Fellowes said that he thought that both programmes could be hits even though they are broadly based on the same formula of upper-class characters and servants.

"Maybe it's marvellous, I don't see why it shouldn't be marvellous, they have Eileen Atkins, Keeley Hawes, she is terribly good," Fellowes said, adding: "It sounds like a tip-top cast to me."

The Downton creator believes that the British public remain fascinated by what he calls the "servanted house" and argues that the format is a form of workplace drama, where people from different social backgrounds mix – a successful construct shared with police and hospital shows.

He added: "There hasn't exactly been a lot of [costume drama] on offer recently, »

- Maggie Brown

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Five new images from ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’

23 December 2010 4:00 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

E1 Entertainment have just sent us five new images from their forthcoming new 3D animated feature, Gnomeo and Juliet, directed by Shrek 2 helmer Kelly Asbury, which depicts the classic Shakespeare love story through the world of garden gnomes!

James McAvoy voices Gnomeo while Emily Blunt voices Juliet. The rest of the voice cast includes some of the biggest actors in Britain, such as Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Stephen Merchant, Ozzy Osbourne, Jason Statham and Matt Lucas. Gnomeo and Juliet includes songs from Elton John, which he penned with his long-time writing partner Bernie Taupin. Elton is also an executive producer on the film.

E1 Entertainment will release Gnomeo and Juliet in the UK and Canada in February 2011. »

- Phil

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‘Gnomeo and Juliet’ – UK Quad Poster

20 December 2010 11:30 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Gnomeo and Juliet is a brand new 3D animated feature directed by Shrek 2 helmer Kelly Asbury. The film depicts the Shakespeare love story through the world of garden gnomes!

James McAvoy voices Gnomeo while Emily Blunt voices Juliet. The rest of the voice cast includes some of the biggest actors in Britain, such as Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Stephen Merchant, Ozzy Osbourne, Jason Statham and Matt Lucas. Gnomeo and Juliet includes songs from Elton John, which he penned with his long-time writing partner Bernie Taupin. Elton is also an executive producer on the film.

Touchstone Pictures will release Gnomeo and Juliet in the Us on February 11th 2011. Whilst E1 Entertainment will release the film in the UK and Canada the same month. »

- Phil

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Three New Posters for Gnomeo and Juliet

19 December 2010 9:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

I can’t decide if this is a brilliant re-imagining of the greatest literary romance or a feckless and ignoble waste of talent.

Gnomeo and Juliet is described by professional synopsis writers as ‘hilarious’ and ‘action-packed’ and ’3D’ with ‘high-speed lawnmower chases’ promised in amongst all the ‘gnomance’.

The puns on the three new posters don’t so much tickle the ribs as kick you to the ground and stamp their hilarity onto your face forever. Whatever picture of the future we end up with take a look at the cast and weep openly as you imagine what they could have done with their time if they weren’t recording voices for this film – James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Matt Lucas, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Stephen Merchant, Ashley Jensen, Jason Statham and Ozzy Osbourne.

Yes – Ozzy is in the film too. Don’t believe me?

And there’s more! A Trailer and images – right here! »

- Jon Lyus

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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Two

19 December 2010 2:05 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Beaver

Opens: March 23rd 2011

Cast: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence

Director: Jodie Foster

Summary: A depressed toy company CEO with a failed marriage starts to wear a beaver puppet on his hand as a form of therapy, much to the initial bemusement of his family. He soon begins talking only through the character.

Analysis: This time last year, excitement was quietly brewing for "The Beaver". Gibson's drunken tirade a few years before hand wasn't forgotten, but enough time had passed that this looked to be the year of a potential comeback for the actor.

The thriller remake "Edge of Darkness" and this were his first on screen roles in ten years, 'Beaver' is also his "Maverick" co-star Foster's return to the director's chair fifteen years after her last feature. The script topped the 2008 Black List and scored rave reviews for its blend of sophisticated humor and sad pathos, »

- Garth Franklin

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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Two

19 December 2010 2:05 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Beaver

Opens: March 23rd 2011

Cast: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence

Director: Jodie Foster

Summary: A depressed toy company CEO with a failed marriage starts to wear a beaver puppet on his hand as a form of therapy, much to the initial bemusement of his family. He soon begins talking only through the character.

Analysis: This time last year, excitement was quietly brewing for "The Beaver". Gibson's drunken tirade a few years before hand wasn't forgotten, but enough time had passed that this looked to be the year of a potential comeback for the actor.

The thriller remake "Edge of Darkness" and this were his first on screen roles in ten years, 'Beaver' is also his "Maverick" co-star Foster's return to the director's chair fifteen years after her last feature. The script topped the 2008 Black List and scored rave reviews for its blend of sophisticated humor and sad pathos, »

- Garth Franklin

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War declared as Upstairs, Downstairs creator fires volley at Downton Abbey

16 December 2010 4:02 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Trouble began when Jean Marsh suggested Downton Abbey was a thinly-disguised facsimile of original Upstairs, Downstairs

In the genteel world of TV costume drama, any tensions are usually scripted – and fictional. But an unlikely spat has broken out between Jean Marsh, actor and co-creator of Upstairs, Downstairs – which will return to BBC1 this Christmas – and Hugh Bonneville, star of rival ITV Edwardian drama Downton Abbey.

Hackles were raised when Marsh suggested that Downton Abbey, one of the unexpected hits of the year, was a thinly-disguised facsimile of the original Upstairs, Downstairs, which ran from 1971 to 1975 and has been watched by an estimated 1 billion people worldwide.

"I think we were all surprised," Marsh told BBC1's The One Show. "The new Upstairs, Downstairs had been in the works for about three years. We were trying to sort out … 40 years of rights and then it also started – Downton Abbey – in the Edwardian era, »

- John Plunkett

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Nanny McPhee Returns - Blu-ray Review

16 December 2010 8:32 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

The eternal lesson-teacher comes when you don.t want her and leaves when you don.t want her to go and have grown to love her. Emma Thompson.s adaptation of the Nurse Matilda books by Christianna Brand returns for another go round and is a charming, magical trip for the family. warts, unibrow, snaggle tooth and all. World War II is raging and Isabel Green (Maggie Gyllenhaal, sporting a British accent) is holding her family farm together while her husband Rory (Ewan McGregor) is off fighting. Her children, Norman (Asa Butterfield), Megsie (Lil Woods), and Vincent (Oscar Steer), are driving her mad, the senile Mrs. Docherty (Maggie Smith) is making a mess of her store, and her unscrupulous brother-in-law Phil (Rhys »

- Jeff Swindoll

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Dench Voted Greatest Stage Star Of All Time

16 December 2010 12:16 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Dame Judi Dench has been hailed as the greatest stage star of all time - ahead of theatre legends Laurence Olivier and Sir Ian McKellen.

The Bond star has worked in theatre since the 1950s and has received seven of Britain's prestigious Olivier Awards - more than any other performer.

And in a poll by acting publication The Stage, the actress saw off competition from the man her accolades are named after to be crowned queen of the theatre.

After hearing the news, Dench said, "I'm completely at a loss for words but it's one hell of a thing to live up to."

In second place was Dame Maggie Smith, Mark Rylance was in third and McKellen in fourth.

Revered Olivier only made fifth on the list, followed by Paul Scofield, Sir John Gielgud, Sir Michael Gambon, Vanessa Redgrave and Sir Ralph Richardson. »

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Kelly Macdonald To Play Helena Ravenclaw In The Final Harry Potter Movie

13 December 2010 12:30 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

In the last nine years the Harry Potter franchise has managed to bring aboard nearly every single British actor alive, from John Cleese to Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith to Emma Thompson. But with production now completed on the final film, you'd think that it would be impossible for any more to joint the cast, right? You are incorrect. Vanity Fair recently interviewed Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald, who revealed that she will play a role in the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 next summer. The actress, best known for her roles in Trainspotting, No Country For Old Men and the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, will play Helena Ravenclaw, the Ravenclaw ghost, in the David Yates directed film. Also known as "The Grey Lady," the character holds a key piece of information for Harry as he searches for Voldemort's horcruxes. The film will be the first time Macdonald has »

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Documentaries to "Exit" 2010 With and More New DVDs

11 December 2010 4:23 PM, PST | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

A look at what's new on DVD today:

"Gasland" (2010)

Directed by Josh Fox

Released by New Video Group

"Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work"

Directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg

Released by Mpi Home Video

"Exit Through the Gift Shop" (2010)

Directed by Banksy

Released by Oscilloscope Laboratories

If you haven't caught up on the year's best documentaries in time to fill out your top 10 list, three of them will be hitting DVD shelves this week, beginning with Josh Fox's Sundance award-winning "Gasland," an exploration of the "hydraulic fracturing" going on in own backyard, a type of drilling that has spread to 34 states in the U.S. and has left a host of reservoirs of toxic waste and frequent gas explosions along the way. For something less serious, but equally compelling, there is also Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg's "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work," which follows the »

- Stephen Saito

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Nanny McPhee Returns’ Sure to Delight Children of All Ages

10 December 2010 8:18 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Magical nannies, dancing animals, great gusts of wind, lyrical life lessons and cute kids in need of a father. You don’t need to be practically perfect in every way in order to find these ingredients a trifle familiar. Robert Stevenson’s 1964 masterpiece “Mary Poppins” used these elements better than anyone has before or since, resulting in what is unquestionably the best live-action Disney film ever made.

“Poppins” is also one of the most influential children’s pictures ever made, inspiring countless variations and copy-cats. Yet Cristianna Brand’s “Nurse Matilda” books took the formula and peppered it with gleefully macabre wit. They centered on a hideously ugly nursemaid who resembled the Supernanny from Hell, until her charges started to become well behaved, thus erasing her multiple blemishes. In 2005, Emma Thompson adapted the books into “Nanny McPhee,” a thoroughly enjoyable fantasy that felt like the offspring of P.L. Travers and Roald Dahl. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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New 'Gnomeo and Juliet' poster added!

10 December 2010 2:25 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

A second poster is available for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures animated family comedy "Gnomeo and Juliet." Kelly Asbury (co-director of "Shrek 2") directs the film, featuring the voice talents of James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Jason Statham, Maggie Smith, Patrick Stewart, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant, Matt Lucas, Jim Cummings, Julie Walters, Richard Wilson and Ozzy Osbourne. Mark Burton, Kevin Cecil, Andy Riley, John R. Smith and Rob Sprackling wrote the screenplay, based on the play by William Shakespeare "Romeo and Juliet" See it in theaters on February 11th, 2011. The greatest love story ever told, starring...garden gnomes? In "Gnomeo & Juliet," Shakespeare's revered tale gets a comical, off-the-wall makeover. The film showcases both classic and original songs by Elton John »

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New 'Gnomeo and Juliet' poster added!

10 December 2010 2:25 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

A second poster is available for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures animated family comedy "Gnomeo and Juliet." Kelly Asbury (co-director of "Shrek 2") directs the film, featuring the voice talents of James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Jason Statham, Maggie Smith, Patrick Stewart, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant, Matt Lucas, Jim Cummings, Julie Walters, Richard Wilson and Ozzy Osbourne. Mark Burton, Kevin Cecil, Andy Riley, John R. Smith and Rob Sprackling wrote the screenplay, based on the play by William Shakespeare "Romeo and Juliet" See it in theaters on February 11th, 2011. The greatest love story ever told, starring...garden gnomes? In "Gnomeo & Juliet," Shakespeare's revered tale gets a comical, off-the-wall makeover. The film showcases both classic and original songs by Elton John »

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