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'Breaking the Waves' (Criterion Collection) Blu-ray Review

12 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Recently Lars von Trier has made headlines for his inappropriate comments and the sexual and violent nature of such films as Antichrist and now Nymphomaniac, but what isn't mentioned as often is some of his earlier work, films such as Europa, Dancer in the Dark and, of course, Breaking the Waves, which has come to Criterion Blu-ray in an impressive package, though there are some notes to be made. To begin, if you haven't seen Breaking the Waves you're in for a fascinating feature that can be interpreted a myriad of ways and argued for days without resolution. I've seen people refer to it as the ultimate religious film as it looks at a conflict of beliefs, one preaching the fear of God and the other dedicated to the love of God. At the center of this is Bess (Emily Watson) a devote believer in God and a character that »

- Brad Brevet

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Watch The New Clip And Featurette From Director Amma Asante’s Belle

15 April 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Watch a brand new clip and go behind the scenes in this first featurette from director Amma Asante’s Belle. The upcoming film stars Gugu Mbatha Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Sam Reid, Sarah Gadon, Miranda Richardson, Penelope Wilton, Tom Felton, James Norton, Matthew Goode And Emily Watson.

Check out the latest photos from the groundbreaking movie Here.

Written by Misan Sagay, Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode).

Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing.

While her cousin Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) chases suitors for marriage, Belle is left on the sidelines wondering if she will ever find love.  After meeting an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on changing society, »

- Michelle McCue

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New DVD Blu-ray: 'Philomena,' 'Ride Along,' 'The Nut Job'

15 April 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Philomena"

What's It About? Judi Dench stars as an Irish woman who wants to find the son she gave birth to as a teen sent to live in a convent; Steve Coogan co-stars as the posh journalist who wants to write a story about her journey.

Why We're In: Based on a true story about Philomena Lee's travels to find her long-lost son, this is a sweet drama with moments of levity, thanks to the chemistry between Coogan and Dench.

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"Breaking the Waves"

What's It About? Ah, yes. Another tale by Lars von Trier about tormented love, sex, and religion! Stellan Skarsgård and Emily Watson play newlyweds who are forced into some rather extreme circumstances after he's paralyzed while working on an oil rig.

Why We're In: This tragic tale gets the full Criterion treatment, including select »

- Jenni Miller

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‘Confession of Murder,’ ‘Touch of Evil’ and ‘Double Indemnity’ Are the Best New Releases of the Week

15 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Welcome back to This Week In Discs! If you see something you like, click on the title to buy it from Amazon. Confession of Murder A serial killer ends his reign of terror and disappears into the night, but years later when the statute of limitations runs out on the crimes a man comes forward to claim responsibility and sell some books. He becomes an overnight sensation with the media, but the detective that worked the original case is none too pleased with the man’s newfound celebrity. The victims’ families are equally unhappy and set about making their own justice, and soon all manner of shenanigans are in play. Jung Byung-gil‘s action/thriller is an ecstatically energetic and deliriously entertaining flick that moves effortlessly between beautifully choreographed chase/fight scenes, heart-rending drama and purely comedic interactions. The story gets a bit silly at times, but it’s never less than invigorating and exciting. And »

- Rob Hunter

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European Film Bonds Ramps Up Operations with High Profile Pix (Exclusive)

14 April 2014 12:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — European Film Bonds is ramping up its global operation by providing the completion guarantee for a number of major productions, including Sarah Gavron’s “Suffragette,” along with other new titles including “Bill,” “Second Origin,” and Julian Jarrold’s “Girls’ Night Out.”

Since recently announcing the appointment of Peter La Terriere in London, and the expansion of the company’s operation into a number of major territories, such as the U.K., Australia and Spain, Efb has boarded several high-profile productions, reflecting the company’s growing impact on the bonding market.

Efb is attached to “Suffragette,” starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson and Meryl Streep for Pathe, the BFI and Film4. It is also behind Julian Jarrold’s “Girls’ Night Out,” currently shooting in Hull and starring Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley, Jack Reynor, Rupert Everett and Emily Watson.

Other new titles include Michael Hoffman’s “Best of Me, »

- Leo Barraclough

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The Definitive Religious Movies: 20-11

13 April 2014 9:41 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

We move into the top 20 now, where the films become incredibly spiritual. One major component seen in many of these religious films: the overtones meant to instill a sense of mystery and wonder. You see it in films set in both sweeping landscapes and intimate settings. Whether or not any of the films on this list are condoning the acceptance or rejection of faith and religion is almost beside the point. The real point is that it is so influential on our culture that movies will always be made about it.

courtesy of lassothemovies.com

20. Babette’s Feast (1987)

Directed by Gabriel Axel

The 1987 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar winner (beating Au Revoir Les Enfants), Babette’s Feast is the story of two devout Christian sisters whose father – the leader of a small Christian sect in Denmark – has died. Unfortunately, Martine (Birgitte Federspiel) and Philippa (Bodjil Kjer) find they have no way to gain new members, »

- Joshua Gaul

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New Photos From Amma Asante’s Belle Are Here

13 April 2014 9:38 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Fox Searchlight has released 11 new images from director Amma Asante‘s Belle.

Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral.

Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing.

Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in 18th century England.

“The power of Gugu, for me, is that she is able to reach inside the character and allow anyone to understand Dido’s unique experience,” says the director. “What she wants is equality. It’s »

- Michelle McCue

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Focus Features To Release Working Title’s Theory Of Everything

10 April 2014 6:07 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Working Title FilmsTheory Of Everything will be released domestically by Focus Features in exclusive engagements beginning Friday, November 7th, 2014. Focus CEO Peter Schlessel made the announcement today.

Academy Award winner James Marsh (Man on Wire) helms the romantic drama starring Eddie Redmayne (of Working Title’s blockbuster Les Misérables) as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, world-famous as the author of A Brief History of Time, opposite Gotham Independent Film Award winner Felicity Jones (Like Crazy).

The movie explores the excitement of the 1960s for Stephen as he studies at Cambridge University. At the dawn of a brilliant life’s work, he falls passionately in love with arts student Jane Wilde. Their relationship leads him through personal and scientific challenges and breakthroughs, and as his world opens up he opens up the entire world to new ways of seeing.

Jane’s memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen inspired the »

- Michelle McCue

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Focus sets Hawking drama for Nov

10 April 2014 2:18 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Working Title FilmsStephen Hawking drama Theory Of Everything will go on limited release through Focus Features on November 7 in the awards season corridor.

James Marsh directs the romance starring Eddie Redmayne as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking alongside Felicity Jones in the role of his university girlfriend and future wife.

The film in inspired by Jane Hawking’s book Travelling To Infinity: My Life With Stephen. Anthony McCarten adapted the screenplay and serves as producer with Lisa Bruce and Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

Emily Watson and David Thewlis round out the key cast. The film will expand on November 14 and again on November 21.

Focus Features and Working Title Films previously collaborated on The World’s End, Pride & Prejudice and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, as well as Anna Karenina and Atonement.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will release the Disneynature film Monkey Kingdom wide on April 17, 2015. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Focus Features books awards slot for Theory

10 April 2014 2:18 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Working Title FilmsStephen Hawking drama Theory Of Everything will go on limited release through Focus Features on November 7 in the awards season corridor.

James Marsh directs the romance starring Eddie Redmayne as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking alongside Felicity Jones in the role of his university girlfriend and future wife.

The film in inspired by Jane Hawking’s book Travelling To Infinity: My Life With Stephen. Anthony McCarten adapted the screenplay and serves as producer with Lisa Bruce and Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

Emily Watson and David Thewlis round out the key cast. The film will expand on November 14 and again on November 21.

Focus Features and Working Title Films previously collaborated on The World’s End, Pride & Prejudice and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, as well as Anna Karenina and Atonement.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will release the Disneynature film Monkey Kingdom wide on April 17, 2015. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Eddie Redmayne's Stephen Hawking biopic chases Oscar with a November release

10 April 2014 1:36 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Back in June last year, we mentioned the theoretical likelihood of awards attention for "Theory of Everything," James Marsh-directed biopic starring Eddie Redmayne as motor neuron disease-affllicted physicist Stephen Hawking. Now, with the news that Focus Features will be releasing the British production, and has selected a November 7 release date, that looks even likelier. Focus, of course, had a major Oscar hit last year with "Dallas Buyers Club," the scrappy, heartfelt indie that quietly chugged its way to six Oscar nominations and three wins, including Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. It was widely thought that the film represented a kind of last hurrah for the studio's prestige era, following the displacement of James Schamus as CEO and the announcement of a more mainstream-driven ethos. Clearly, however, the success of "Dallas" kept them gold-hungry, since "Theory of Everything" is very much the sort of high-end project Focus might have steered under Schamus's command. »

- Guy Lodge

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Theory of Everything given release date

10 April 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Working Title’s romantic drama Theory of Everything starring Eddie Redmayne as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has been given a Nov. 7 exclusive engagements domestic release date by Focus Features, CEO Peter Schlessel announced today. Academy Award winner James Marsh (Man on Wire) helms the film, which explores the excitement of the 1960s for Hawking as he studies at Cambridge University. At the dawn of his brilliant life’s work, Hawking falls passionately in love with arts student Jane Wilde and their relationship leads him through personal and scientific challenges and breakthroughs. The film is inspired by Wilde’s memoir, Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen with the screenplay written by Anthony McCarten, who is the producer on the film with Lisa Bruce (producer of Working Title’s Mary and Martha) and Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. Redmayne (Les Misérables) will play opposite Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) in the lead roles. »

- HollywoodNews.com

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Stephen Hawking Romance ‘Theory of Everything’ Gets Release Date

10 April 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Theory of Everything,” a romantic drama about Stephen Hawking, will open in limited release in the U.S. on Nov. 7, Focus Features said Thursday. James Marsh (“Man on a Wire”) directs the drama about the famed physicist as a young man, who will be played by Eddie Redmayne (“Les Miserables), and his relationship with art student Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). The movie is based on Wilde's memoir, “Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen.” Emily Watson and David Thewlis co-star. Also read: Icelandic Road Trip Comedy ‘Land Ho!’ Gets Release Date The date puts it in the heart of awards season, »

- Todd Cunningham

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Stephen Hawking Biopic ‘Theory of Everything’ Set for Nov. 7 Launch

10 April 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Focus Features has set the Stephen Hawking biopic, “Theory of Everything,” for an awards-season U.S. release date of Nov. 7.

The romantic drama, directed by James Marsh (“Man on Wire”), stars Eddie Redmayne as the theoretical physicist opposite Felicity Jones, who plays art student Jane Wilde.

The film portrays their relationship, which led Hawking through personal and scientific challenges as well as breakthroughs. Wilde’s memoir, “Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen,” served as inspiration for the film.

Anthony McCarten, who also wrote the screenplay, Lisa Bruce and Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce. The cast includes Emily Watson and David Thewlis.

Focus will expand the run on Nov. 14 and 21.

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- Dave McNary

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Exclusive Photos From Belle, Opening May 2

10 April 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

ComingSoon.net has your exclusive first look at new photos from Belle , the romantic drama directed by Amma Asante and starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Sarah Gadon, Penelope Wilton, Miranda Richardson, Tom Felton and Matthew Goode. Opening on May 2nd, Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar's son bent on change who, with her »

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Interview with Amma Asante, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Olivier Theyskens, Stefano Tonchi and Amanda Foreman about Belle.

5 April 2014 6:16 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Belle luncheon at La Grenouille hosted by the British Ambassador to the United Nations Mark Lyall Grant with Stefano Tonchi, Editor in Chief of W Magazine Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Fox Searchlight PicturesBelle was celebrated with a luncheon hosted by the British Ambassador to the United Nations, Mark Lyall Grant, with Stefano Tonchi, Editor in Chief of W Magazine, Dr. Amanda Foreman, Tamron Hall, Faye Wattleton and Alek Wek, at La Grenouille in New York. Amma Asante's Belle stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sarah Gadon, Tom Wilkinson, Penelope Wilton, Matthew Goode, Miranda Richardson, Sam Reid, James Norton, and Emily Watson. Among those attending the lunch following the screening were designers Olivier Theyskens and Yigal Azrouel.

The portrait.

Belle is the story of a portrait, a ship at sea, a court case and how the abolition of slavery in Britain could have come about. Dido Belle, played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw grows up »

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Girl's Night Out

4 April 2014 10:39 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

After over three years in development and several cast changes along the way, Girl's Night Out, the fictionalised story of of when a teenage Princess Margaret and her sister Elizabeth sneak out of Buckingham Palace to join the mammoth crowds gathered along the Mall and outside the palace to celebrate Ve Day, is finally set to start shooting this month.

Where once Dakota Fanning, Juno Temple and Alexandra Roach were attached to play the young princesses, the roles are now to be played by Sarah Gadon as Elizabeth and Bel Powley as Margaret.

27 year old Canadian actress Gadon, seems an unlikely choice to play our future queen, but she has just finished filming on another international co-production The Girl King, the story of Sweden’s 17th century Queen Kristina.

21 year old Bel Powley (represented by Bwh), who has recently filmed the lead role in coming-of-age feature The Diary Of A Teenage Girl, »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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New International Posters For Belle

2 April 2014 3:10 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

June is going to be a quieter month than usual this year, what with the World Cup competing for cinemagoers' attention. But that absence of superheroes and action blockbusters leaves room for films like Belle, the 18th century story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral.Belle was raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), but faced prejudice and an uncertain social status. Adding yet another layer of complexity to her situation, her great-uncle was the Lord Chief Justice at a time when many cases involving slavery - and the abolition of same - were coming to the courts.Matthew Goode plays Belle's father, with Sam Reid as an idealistic vicar's son. The film also stars Penelope Wilton, Miranda Richardson, Tom Felton and Sarah Gadon. Belle hits UK cinemas on June 13, directed by »

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'Everest' Writer Sheldon Turner Takes on 'Splinter Cell'

31 March 2014 12:44 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Everest screenwriter Sheldon Turner has signed on to write a new screenplay for the video game adaptation Splinter Cell. Eric Singer (American Hustle) wrote the most recent draft of the script.

This project reunites Sheldon Turner with Everest star Tom Hardy, who has been attached to this adaptation since 2012, and director Doug Liman. That movie, which focused on George Mallory's quest to become the first man to reach the Mount Everest summit, has been postponed. It should not be confused with another movie entitled Everest, which stars Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Hawkes, Jason Clarke and Emily Watson, and centers on a 1996 expedition to Mount Everest that claimed the lives of eight climbers.

The Splinter Cell video game from Ubisoft centers on Sam Fisher (Tom Hardy), a highly-trained operative who works for a black ops division of the government known as Echelon, as he is tasked with neutralizing terrorist threats around the world. »

- MovieWeb

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New Regency & Ubisoft Hire ‘Everest’ Scribe Sheldon Turner For ‘Splinter Cell’

31 March 2014 11:12 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Sheldon Turner has been hired by New Regency and Ubisoft to write a new draft of Splinter Cell, turning this video game adaptation into a reunion of another movie that hasn’t happened yet. I’ll explain. Turner wrote the Sony Pictures film Everest, about the attempt by George Mallory to be first to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Doug Liman is set to direct that film and Tom Hardy is starring in it. But the picture got postponed after another film called Everest took the hill first, this one about a 1996 climb that turned deadly when a blizzard hit just as the climbers were about to reach the top. Universal Pictures, Working Title and Cross Creek are in production right now, with Sam Worthington and Robin Wright recently joining Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal, Martin Henderson, Emily Watson and Thomas Wright in the Baltasar Kormakur-directed film. »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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