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Pride review

28 July 2014 10:42 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Why a British film about the 1984 miners' strike, and a lesbian and gay support group, is the comedy of the year to date...

The truth, goes the saying, is often stranger than fiction.

Pride, for instance, is set in 1984, and tells the story of a small group called Lsgm, or Lesbians And Gays Support The Miners. Said group sparks into life in the midst of a Gay Pride march in London, when a 20-year old by the name of Mark Ashton (Ben Schnetzer) argues that miners have been as badly treated by the establishment as they have, and thus starts collecting money. As it turns out, quite a bit of money.

The problem? Once that money is raised, finding a community of miners willing to accept the cash is easier said than done. Manly miners taking money off a gay support group, in a period when prejudice - as the »

- simonbrew

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Maleficent hits $700 million at the worldwide box office

28 July 2014 2:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It may have been met with a mixed reception, but that hasn’t prevented Disney’s live-action Sleeping Beauty reimagining Maleficent from crossing $700 million at the global box office.

The Angelina Jolie-headlined fairy tale fantasy is currently sitting on $715,019,000 worldwide, making it the third biggest earner of the year behind Transformers: Age of Extinction ($966.4 million) and X-Men: Days of Future Past ($739.5 million). In all, it’s the fifth film to reach the $700 million mark this year, with fellow Disney release Captain America: The Winter Soldier earning $713 million and Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 sitting on $706.3 million.

Directed by Robert Stromberg, Maleficent stars Angelina Jolie (The Tourist), Elle Fanning (Super 8), Sharlto Copley (Elysium), Imelda Staunton (The Pirates! Band of Misfits), Miranda Richardson (The Hours), Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises), and Lesley Manville (Romeo and Juliet). Read our reviews here, here and here.

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- Gary Collinson

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Movie Review – Pride (2014)

17 July 2014 12:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Pride, 2014.

Directed by Matthew Warchus.

StarringBill Nighy, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, Ben Schnetzer, Imelda Staunton, Joseph Gilgun and George MacKay.

 

Synopsis:

When a group of gay and lesbian activists pledge their support to the minors’ strikes of the 80s, they are met with a mixed response. Some take them in as brothers and sisters, but they must also win over the ones who react only with embarrassment and, sometimes, hatred.

Pride, like it’s namesake, has many ups and downs. Pride in oneself can lead to confidence, looking good to others and feeling good to yourself but can also lead to a swift downfall. The movie gives this lesson as well as telling other stories in a myriad of character arcs that all play out together to tell the overarching story of two groups shoved underfoot by the state in 1980s Britain.

The use of many sub plots »

- Matt Smith

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News Bits: Lava, Bfg, Pride, Giver, Apehood, True

11 July 2014 5:57 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Pixar's "Lava"

The Los Angeles Times has unveiled the first still from "Lava," the new short film set to premiere in front of their next animated feature "Inside Out" next June. The entirely musical short follows a lonely volcano named Uku who wishes he had "someone to lava". The short will have its first screening at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Japan on Monday.

The Bfg

Steven Spielberg's upcoming live-action film adaptation of the Roald Dahl children's classic "The Bfg" has scored its first release date. The movie is said to be targeting a July 22nd 2016 release worldwide, which puts it up against Guy Ritchie's "King Arthur" project.

In a statement, Spielberg says: "It is fitting that the UK is the first international country to announce the date of The Bfg, a story that sprang from the imagination of this proud son from Wales. We at DreamWorks Studios »

- Garth Franklin

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CBS Films Acquires Matthew Warchus Cannes Crowdpleaser 'Pride' for Fall Release

10 July 2014 2:35 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Another Cannes entry has found a buyer: CBS Films has acquired U.S. rights to Tony-winning director Matthew Warchus's "Pride" and is wasting no time opening the well-reviewed dramatic comedy starring Bill Nighy ("The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"), Imelda Staunton ("Maleficent"), Dominic West ("The Hour)" and Paddy Considine ("Submarine"). The film played well at Directors' Fortnight. CBS Films, which mounted an ambitious awards campaign for last year's "Inside Llewyn Davis," will release the film in theaters on September 19th.  Directed by Warchus ("Simpatico") from a screenplay by actor-turned-writer Stephen Beresford inspired by a true story, "Pride" is set in the summer of 1984, when Margaret Thatcher was in charge and the National Union of Mineworkers was on strike. When London gay and lesbian activists raise money to support the strikers’ families, the Union »

- Anne Thompson

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CBS Films Buys Cannes Labor Union Movie ‘Pride’

10 July 2014 1:47 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

CBS Films has acquired U.S. rights to the British dramedy “Pride” two months after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

It’s planning an awards season push with a Sept. 19 launch. Chares Gant called the film an “irresistible crowdpleaser” in his Variety review.

Pride” is directed by Matthew Warchus from a screenplay by Stephen Beresford. David Livingstone produced with Cameron McCracken, Christine Langan and Natascha Wharton exec producing.

The cast includes Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West and Paddy Considine.

Set in the summer of 1984 during the National Union of Mineworkers’ strike, the story centers on a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists raising money to support the strikers’ families in Wales.

Pathe is distributing the film in the UK, and France and Pathe International has sold the film throughout the rest of the world.

Cameron McCracken and Pierre du Plessis of Pathe negotiated the deal with Scott Shooman for CBS Films. »

- Dave McNary

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CBS Films Picks Up Pathé's 'Pride' for Release in Us This September

10 July 2014 1:35 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Briefly: Recently we featured the trailer for the British drama Pride following the true story of gay and lesbian activists who threw their support behind the families of striking miners in the United Kingdom in 1984. At the time, the film hadn't been slated for a release in the United States, but CBS FIlms has just announced acquisition of the Pathé, and they'll release the film on September 19th this fall. The film features Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Imelda Staunton (Maleficent), Dominic West (The Hour), Paddy Considine (Submarine) and more. It certainly looks like a timely and charming tale. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Cannes drama-comedy 'Pride' starring Bill Nighy acquired by CBS Films

10 July 2014 1:35 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Pride" is heading to U.S. theaters. The winner of the Queer Palm at this year's Cannes Film Festival has been acquired for Stateside distribution by CBS Films, it was announced today. Directed by Tony winner Matthew Warchus from a script by Stephen Beresford, the "dramatic comedy" stars Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, Joseph Gilgun, George MacKay and Ben Schnetzer in a fact-based story about the unlikely alliance between Lgbt activists and striking mineworkers in the U.K. during the mid-1980s. The film has been slated for Stateside release on September 19, 2014. The Queer Palm is an independently-sponsored award started in 2010 that recognizes Cannes-screened films for their treatment of Lgbt (or "altersexual") themes. Past winners include Gregg Araki's "Kaboom," Oliver Hermanus's "Beauty," Xavier Dolan's "Laurence Anyways" and Alain Guiraudie's "Stranger by the Lake." »

- Chris Eggertsen

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British Dramedy 'Pride' Finds U.S. Home With CBS Films

10 July 2014 12:46 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

CBS Films has acquired U.S. rights to Pride, the acclaimed British dramedy that made its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May. The film will begin rolling out in theaters on Sept. 19. Photos Cannes: THR's Photo Portfolio With Cate Blanchett, Channing Tatum, Kristen Stewart Marking British director Matthew Warchus' second feature, Pride, recounts the true story of how gay and lesbian activists helped U.K. miners during the lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers that began in summer 1984 when Margaret Thatcher was in power as prime minister. Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West,

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- Pamela McClintock

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CBS Films Acquires Bill Nighy's Labor Union Movie ‘Pride’

10 July 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

CBS Films has acquired U.S. rights to “Pride,” which premiered earlier this year at Cannes and will hit theaters on Sept. 19. The dramatic comedy was directed by Tony Award-winner Matthew Warchus (“God of Carnage”) from a screenplay by Stephen Beresford. David Livingstone produced the film, while Cameron McCracken, Christine Langan and Natascha Wharton executive produced. Also read: CBS Films Discovers ‘The Atlantis Gene,’ Secures Rights to Hot E-Book Trilogy The cast is led by Bill Nighy (“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”), Imelda Staunton (“Maleficent”), Dominic West (“The Hour”), Paddy Considine (“Submarine”), Andrew Scott (“Sherlock”), Joseph Gilgun (“Lockout”), George MacKay (“How I Live. »

- Jeff Sneider

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CBS Films takes Pride in Us

10 July 2014 9:38 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The distributor has pounced on Us rights to Pathe International’s comedy drama set during the Margaret Thatcher regime that closed the recent Directors’ Fortnight section in Cannes.

Pride will launch in limited release on September 19 and stars Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, Joseph Gilgun, George MacKay and Ben Schnetzer.

Matthew Warchus directed from a screenplay by Stephen Beresford about gay activists who head off to donate their fundraising efforts to striking miners in Wales.

David Livingstone produced with Cameron McCracken, Christine Langan and James Clayton serving as executive producers. 

Pathe is distributing directly in the UK and France.

Pathe International handles international sales and has concluded agreements with Germany (Senator), Italy (Teodora), Spain (Golem), Australia (Entertainment One), Benelux (Lumiere), Czech Republic and Solvenia (Film Europe), Denmark (Camera Films), Finland (Cinemamondo), Israel (Lev), Norway (Arthaus), Portugal (Lusamondo), South Africa (Videovison) and Sweden (Triart). »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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CBS Films takes Us rights to Pride

10 July 2014 9:38 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The distributor has pounced on Us rights to Pathe International’s comedy drama set during the Margaret Thatcher regime that closed the recent Directors’ Fortnight section in Cannes.

Pride will launch in limited release on September 19 and stars Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, Joseph Gilgun, George MacKay and Ben Schnetzer.

Matthew Warchus directed from a screenplay by Stephen Beresford about gay activists who head off to donate their fundraising efforts to striking miners in Wales.

David Livingstone produced with Cameron McCracken, Christine Langan and Natascha Wharton serving as executive producers. 

Pathe is distributing directly in the UK and France and Pathe International handles international sales. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton in Pride, trailer and poster

3 July 2014 4:34 AM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

The first trailer for Pride has dropped. Dominic West, Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton headline the film which is based on a true story. Set in 1984, the dramedy involves gay »

- Ryan Adams

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Disney’s Maleficent crosses $600 million worldwide

3 July 2014 1:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Good news for Disney this morning as Maleficent has crossed the $600 million mark, becoming the fourth movie in 2014 – and the first non-comic book movie – to do so.

Now in its fifth week of release, Maleficent has taken $205 million domestically and around $400 million in worldwide markets, which also makes this the biggest live-action success of Angelina Jolie’s career. The movie is now out in the majority of the major markets having taken roughly $40 million in China. It opens in Japan this weekend.

The other movies to cross the $600 million mark this year are Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

From Disney comes Maleficent—the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army »

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Kathleen Turner Q&A as it happened

2 July 2014 6:10 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Hollywood star, currently appearing in the play Bakersfield Mist in the West End, joined us live to talk about Ken Russell, King Lear and the joys of playing Chandler Bing's dad

2.09pm BST

We're wrapping up! Thanks to everyone who posted questions and to Kathleen for kindly answering as many as she could. We hope you enjoyed this!

This was fun. Come to the show. And we'll enjoy each other more. Goodbye.

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mhepton asks:

What is your favorite film and why?

My favorite film of mine would have to be Romancing the Stone because I really like how Joan Wilder changes. Change is what attracts me to a character and because I loved shooting in South America - it was like going home.

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JujuC31 asks:

I had the pleasure of seeing you and Mr McDiarmid last Friday and I thought it was such a rare »

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Imelda Staunton & Bill Nighy Get Help from Gays in UK 'Pride' Trailer

1 July 2014 12:03 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

There's a lot of pride for gays and lesbians going around right now as many states continue grant equal rights to allow them to get married instead of being treated like second class citizens by the law. Therefore, the timing is perfect for the British drama Pride, the true story of gay and lesbian activists who threw their support behind the families of striking miners in the United Kingdom in 1984. However, at the time, the National Union of Mineworkers weren't all that thrilled about receiving their help, forcing these activists to go straight to the families themselves. It's a story of unlikely togetherness staring Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine and more, and the first trailer from the UK has arrived! Here's the international trailer for Matthew Warchus' Pride from Pathé UK: At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides »

- Ethan Anderton

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First Trailer & Poster Arrive For Hilarious ‘Pride’

1 July 2014 6:57 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

With its release date fast approaching it was about time we saw a trailer for Pride…and here it is!

Starring Imelda Staunton, Paddy Considine, Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Joseph Gilgun, George MacKay and Andrew Scott, this hilarious British comedy is directed by Tony award-winner Matthew Warchus (Matilda: The Musical), whose name rounds off this impressive cast and crew list. Have a read of the official synopsis below to learn more:

Set in the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (Num) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem; the Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.

But the activists are not deterred. They decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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First trailer and poster unveiled for Brit drama Pride: watch now

1 July 2014 4:53 AM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

The hilarious first trailer for British drama Pride has debuted online. Starring Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West and George MacKay, the film’s based on the true story of a group of lesbian and gay activists who supported a Welsh mining community in 1984. If the trailer’s anything to go by, Pride is all but destined for BAFTA glory. Staunton in particular stands out, doing a spot-on Welsh accent and landing all the funniest lines. Meanwhile, West throws some impressive shapes on the dance floor. It’s fair to say this is...

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- Josh Winning

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Hot Trailer: Dominic West, Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton Show Their ‘Pride’

1 July 2014 3:59 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Period culture clash comedy Pride was the closing night film of the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar in Cannes this past May. The response was rapturous for the ensemble that’s based on the true story of gay and lesbian activists who attempted to raise money in support of the families of striking miners in 1984 Britain. Helmed by lauded theater director Matthew Warchus, it features a who’s who of British talent including Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, and up-and-comers George MacKay, Freddie Fox and Ben Schnetzer (the lone American in the cast). The Welsh accents may require […] »

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Briefs: Darren Criss Is The Wedding Singer, “Pride” Is Coming, And Justin Theroux Gives “The Leftovers” Its Bounce

30 June 2014 3:06 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Newlywed couple and Proposition 8 Plaintiffs Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo celebrate with Darren Criss at their wedding reception

Birthday shoutouts go to Willam, who is 32, Patrick Wolf is 31, and Lizzy Caplan is 32.

Supreme Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby in birth-control mandate case. Remember this the next time someone accuses us of creating a “slippery slope.”

On the plus side, Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Law Banning Gay Therapy.

In ratings news The Leftovers opened to adequate numbers, but tepid reviews. I thought it was … okay, but it’s not a good sign when this is the highlight of your show.

Watching @TheLeftoversHBO memserized by Justin Theroux jogging. Good to know God won't rapture giant flopping dongs

— therealSnicks (@therealSnicks) June 30, 2014

Here’s the trailer for Pride: “It’s Summer 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power, and the National Union of Mineworkers are on strike! At the Gay Pride March in London, »

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