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Richard Attenborough, Oscar-Winning Director And Acclaimed Actor, Dies At 90

25 August 2014 7:04 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Director and actor Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90. An acclaimed performer who seamlessly segued from working in front of the camera to behind it, Attenborough earned two Oscars for his illuminating biopic Gandhi, for Best Picture and Best Director at the 1983 ceremony.

That victory came after a long and fruitful career in cinema for Attenborough, which began with an uncredited role as a deserting sailor in 1942 pic In Which We Serve. The British actor’s breakthrough role came five years later, in John Boulting’s adaptation of the Graham Greene novel Brighton Rock. From there, Attenborough’s star continued to climb. He would go on to work prolifically in British cinema, appearing in many comedies including Private’s Progress and I’m All Right Jack. Attenborough also succeeded on the stage, leading the West End production of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap for a time.

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- Isaac Feldberg

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Richard Attenborough, Oscar-Winning Director of ‘Gandhi,’ Dies at 90

24 August 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Richard Attenborough, who was honored for his helming and production of the 1982 Oscar best picture “Gandhi” but was best known to American audiences for his role in Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park” and its first sequel as park creator John Hammond, died on Sunday, his son tells BBC News. He was 90.

The stocky British filmmaker was awarded a life peerage by Queen Elizabeth II in 1993 for his stage work and for his efforts behind and in front of the camera to promote British cinema.

While Attenborough had been a prominent character actor in his native country since the early 1940s, he also achieved much as a producer, motion picture executive and cultural impresario. At various times he was chairman of the British Film Institute, Channel 4, Goldcrest Films, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and Capital Radio and a director of the Young Vic and the British Film Institute. In the late ’70s, »

- Carmel Dagan

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The First and Final Days as Poirot: David Suchet Speaks

24 August 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy | See recent Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy news »

There were Poirots before him. There will be Poirots to follow. Right now, for over seven hundred and fifty million plus viewers who have watched the detective series since its debut in 1989, David Suchet is Poirot. Poirot is David Suchet. Moments following a screening of Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case, at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills last June, a casually dapper Suchet strode on to the stage, for a Q&A led by Robert Lloyd of the Los Angeles Times. The classically trained thespian felt present—in his skin—in the best sense of the word. (More on Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Season 13) He quickly disarmed the audience with a relaxed greeting and an infectious warmth ...

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- Darwyn Carson

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‘Murder On The Orient Express’ Poster Art by Johnny Dombrowski

23 August 2014 10:35 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of its release, Black Dragon Press invited New York based illustrator Johnny Dombrowski to create this stunning officially licensed poster for the film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s iconic whodunnit Murder On The Orient Express

In the spirit of this star-studded classic, Johnny Dombrowski has cleverly peppered his illustration with a number of clues the famously moustachioed detective Hercule Poirot encounters during his investigation. Can you spot them all?

The first person to correctly guess all the clues in the poster will win a free copy. Details of the competition can be found on the Black Dragon Press blog.

Murder on the Orient Express by Johnny Dombrowski 5-colour 24″ x 36″ hand-pulled screen print 270gsm Mohawk Superfine Ultrawhite Hand numbered. Edition of 110 Printed by White Duck Screenprint. £45

Murder On The Express (Variant) by Johnny Dombrowski 5-colour 24″ x 36″ hand-pulled screen print with metallic inks 270gsm Mohawk Superfine Ultrawhite Hand numbered. »

- Kyle Reese

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The Killing Post Mortem: Ep Veena Sud Talks That Last Scene, the Lost Kiss, an Offscreen Wedding and... a Season 5?

7 August 2014 11:22 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

By now, you have probably Netflix-binged The Killing‘s final season — and you no doubt have questions of the burning and nagging variety. (If you’re still making your way through the six-episode swan song, bookmark this story and return when you are finished.)

Well, we had questions too — loads of them. About that final scene. About the rumored Holder-Linden kiss. About the surprise cameo. About a possible fifth season. And, after talking to The Killing‘s puppet master Veena Sud, we now have answers.

Related 2014 Cable Renewal Scorecard: What’s Cancelled? What’s Coming Back? What’s on the Bubble? »

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Film Movement Takes U.S. on ‘Marie’s Story’

31 July 2014 11:18 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bourg Madame, France – New York-based Film Movement has closed U.S. rights to Jean-Pierre Ameris’ “Marie’s Story,” which world premieres at next week’s Locarno Festival as a Piazza Grande screening.

The sale and Locarno berth – a Piazza Grande slot is often, though not inevitably, a sign of a crowd pleaser – mark further recognition for a title which has been racking up pre-sales since Paris-based Indie Sales screened a trailer at January’s UniFrance Paris Rendez-vous.

A late nineteenth-century drama based on true events, “Marie’s Story” (aka “Marie Heurtin”) stars Isabel Carre, the co-star of Ameris’ runaway hit “Romantics Anonymous,” as a nun who teaches a deaf, blind 14-year-old woman, whom doctors recommend to be committed to an asylum, to communicate with the world around her.

“Marie’s Story” is scheduled for a Nov. 12 release in France via Diaphana.

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- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy

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‘Scar Tissue’ Review

27 July 2014 9:58 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Charity WakefieldDanny Horn, Kenneth Colley, Daniel Fraser, Helen George, Mark Cameron, Imogen Bain, Shaun Dingwall | Written and Directed by Scott Michell

Detective Sam Cross (Wakefield) never got the chance for revenge. Twenty years ago, her sister became the last victim of serial child killer Edward Jansen, moments before he was shot dead by a police Swat team. But now, decades later, he’s back. Luke Denham (Horn) is a normal guy living a normal life until he wakes up one morning to find a mutilated corpse in his bathroom. When the police find Jansen’s DNA all over the crime scene, Luke and Sam are thrown together on a mission to uncover the truth and stop the long-dead psychopath who stalks and taunts them…

Opening with a creepy and eerie sequence set in child killer Edward Jansen’s “lair”, Scar Tissue kicks things off in super fashion, with »

- Phil Wheat

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Why David Suchet Came So Close To Missing Out On Poirot

26 July 2014 3:59 PM, PDT | Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy | See recent Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy news »

By Darwyn Carson - If not for a twist of fate and a bit of luck we might never have been witness to David Suchet as the titular character in the long running television series Agatha Christie’s Poirot. It’s true. Skilled actor (and my newest hero) Suchet, was in Los Angeles recently performing in the award winning play, The Last Confession, at the Ahmanson. While Suchet was here, and in anticipation of the premiere of Poirot’s thirteenth and final season, Acorn TV took the opportunity to host a showing of Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills.  The Q&A afterward, with Suchet, led by Los Angeles Times Television Editor Robert Lloyd,...

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- Darwyn Carson

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Witness For the Prosecution | Blu-ray Review

22 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

As far as pulpy vintage courtroom dramas go, Billy Wilder’s 1957 adaptation of Agatha Christie’s famed play, Witness for the Prosecution, is hard to beat. By today’s standards, the twists and turns of its once inventive surprise ending has the potential for quaintness, perhaps because it’s something we’ve come to expect from the genre. However, one can’t deny the power of its superb screenplay and a pair of electric performances that make everything wholly unrealistic yet oh-so-watchable. In the pantheon of Wilder’s legacy, it’s not his strongest title, but it stands out, though perhaps for reasons not apparent upon its initial release.

When a wealthy widow (Eleanor Audley) is found murdered, the married man that had been wooing her, Leonard Vole (Tyrone Power) is arrested for the crime considering he had recently been named benefactor in a revised will. Vole’s solicitor seeks »

- Nicholas Bell

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Colombia’s Dynamo Initates ‘Rectora,’ ‘Maranon’ (Exclusive)

21 July 2014 10:35 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bogota – Positioning itself as a key Colombian player both for producing film and TV for international markets and providing services on international shoots, Bogota-based Dynamo, a founding member of Participant PanAmerica, is moving into production on two contained-budget Spanish-language movies.

A drive to both broaden and deepen Colombia’s local talent pool, Dynamo is teaming to produce the movies with broadcast network Caracol TV, which will air them in Colombia.

The feature debut of music-vid director Mateo Stivelberg, who caught attention with short “Koko,” “La Rectora” (pictured), a college-set drama thriller, is now shooting.

Another young Colombian commercials and music-vid director, Salomon Simhon, whose short “Smile” won best drama at the U.S. Great Star ShortFest, will direct a second feature, working time “Maranon,” that marks a attempt to create four detective characters, which could be the basis for future franchises, Agatha Christie-style, Dynamo CEO Andres Calderon said at »

- John Hopewell

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TV on Tap: “Arrow” Casts an “Outsider” and the Hodor App Debuts

2 July 2014 4:35 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »


Devon Aoki will be appearing on Arrow next season as blade-wielding heroine Katana. Interestingly, she’ll appear in the flashbacks (which will take place in Hong Kong), at least at first. I’m just keeping my fingers crossed Arrow does a better job of adapting Katana than it did with Brother Blood. Still, it’s yet another case of Arrow announcing a character I can’t wait to see on TV, something I’m waiting for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to do.

TVLine reports that Jamie Bamber has signed up for a multi-episode arc on Rizzoli & Isles. The Battlestar Galatica hunk will first appear in the summer finale.

The sci-fi pinup picture that will endure for being so perfectly hot.

Starz is turning Neil Gaiman‘s American Gods into a series. Before you sigh and say to yourself, “It’ll never work,” let the knowledge that Bryan Fuller »

- Lyle Masaki

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The Two Faces of January | Review

19 June 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Winter of Our Discontent: Amini’s Problem with Narrative Pabulum

Few crime writers can boast such a weighty lineage of cinematic adaptation as that of Patricia Highsmith, probably falling somewhere between Agatha Christie and Ruth Rendell, if one were to measure. Wim Wenders, Rene Clement, Anthony Minghella and Liliana Cavani have all reincarnated her most celebrated character, Tom Ripley, to the big screen, while Hitchcock, Michel Deville, Claude Chabrol (and later this year, Todd Haynes) have adapted some of her signature titles. And so, it is with great regard that screenwriter Hossein Amini arrives with his directorial debut, The Two Faces of January, a promise of scrappy ne’er-do-wells conning each other for money or guilty pleasures of the carnal sort, performed by a trio of renowned actors that rival Minghella’s starry line-up of The Talented Mr. Ripley. And yet, there’s something unnervingly stale about the whole endeavor, »

- Nicholas Bell

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HeyUGuys Special Interview: “A love letter to a disappearing world.” Part One – The Birth of Hinterland

2 June 2014 6:46 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The landscape of the detective genre is one that has been trampled underfoot by many a detective in recent years, who during a prolific spell have haunted the landscape with their habitual misery and eccentricity. The source of this richness is primarily imported from the shores of mainland Europe and America, the latter of which has responded to the wave of European crime dramas, The Killing and The Bridge the apex of these with a tour de force all of their own – True Detective. Whilst in England we are delving into the past of Endeavour Morse and busily springing Sherlock Holmes from his Victorian trappings, a detective who Wales can call its own has emerged to haunt the ground alongside his English speaking and foreign contemporaries. His name is Tom Mathias.

One Friday in May as the final bell rung on the coverage of Generation War, I found myself transported »

- Paul Risker

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Wolf Creek 2 Blu-ray / DVD Release Details

27 May 2014 4:54 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Mick Taylor: the man’s name can send a shiver down an Outback traveler’s spine, and the man himself has no problem cutting into that same spine with his hunting knife. In Wolf Creek 2, writer/director Greg Mclean’s sequel to his 2005 directorial debut, Mick Taylor proves that a human can still be the most dangerous predator in the Outback. If you’ve been wanting to add Taylor’s latest reign of terror to your home media collection, you won’t have to wait much longer.

Wolf Creek 2 will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on June 24th. We have the movie’s synopsis, special features, and a look at its cover for you to check out:

Image Entertainment, an Rlj Entertainment (Nasdaq: Rlje) brand, brings you the much-anticipated sequel Wolf Creek 2, available on Blu-ray for an Srp of $34.97 and DVD for an Srp of $27.97 on »

- Derek Anderson

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21 Modern Mysteries You Won't Be Able to Put Down

22 May 2014 2:57 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

It all began with an early obsession with Nancy Drew, then I moved on to Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie, and before I knew it I was devouring any book that promised thrills, intrigue, and murder. Is there a detective in it? I'll read it. Bonus points if the protagonist is a woman. And the cherry on top is if the author is British or Scandinavian (or Irish). That said, Gone Girl is one of my favorite books of all time, so if you feel the same, you'll probably love my other picks. Obviously, this isn't an exhaustive list - I've only included books I can vouch for (aka that I've read) - but here are 21 modern mysteries guaranteed to keep you up all night, in order of tame to terrifying. »

- Tara Block

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Graham Norton: What's the BAFTA host's favourite TV?

16 May 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

It's that time of year again - on Sunday, the brightest and best from the world of television will get honoured at the grand BAFTAs ceremony. And there to guide everyone through it (and mock them a little bit, probably) will be none other than Graham Norton. But what does he think about the current state of television? Read on to find out which show makes him cry, which one makes him laugh, and what he thinks will win the Audience Award...

Graham on... who will win the Audience Award

"Who will win? Oh, that is difficult. They're all very good - it's a very good list. Educating Yorkshire I think provided one of the standout moments of the year, really, with the stuttering boy. That was just really special. That's when you just want to hug your television. It's great that we all got to share in that - it was brilliant. »

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Film Review: 'Sabotage'

9 May 2014 2:41 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆The last two films in Arnold Schwarzenegger's comeback tour have provided schlocky but enjoyable titillation, with The Last Stand edging out Escape Plan as the better of the two. Directed by David Ayer, Sabotage (2014) has loftier ambitions, but despite some solid work from its leading man the film is tripped up by its messily executed plot. Loosely based on Agatha Christie's novel Ten Little Indians (yes, really), Schwarzenegger stars as John 'Breacher' Wharton, leader of an elite team of DEA agents looking to swindle $10 million from a cartel. What initially looks to be a successful heist proves anything but; the stolen loot goes missing, and the team fall under heavy scrutiny from their superiors.


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Tom Ellis Signs With CAA

1 May 2014 5:36 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

British actor Tom Ellis has inked with CAA. The Wales native will topline USA Network’s new medical drama series Rush from writer-director Jonathan Levine and Fox 21, set to premiere in July. Ellis has worked extensively in the UK, starring in the BBC2/BBC1 comedy Miranda and BBC’s EastEnders. He also has appeared on Agatha Christie’s Poirot and Once Upon A Time. On the feature side, his credits include Buffalo Soldiers, Vera Drake and Miss Conception. Ellis continues to be managed by Anonymous Content and repped by Christopher Farrar at Hamilton Hodell in the UK. Related: Hot TV Promo: USA Network’s ‘Rush’ »


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We Love You, You Bastard (Salaud, on t’aime) | 2014 Colcoa Review

24 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

A Man and His Women: Lelouch’s Latest a Lumbering, Bloated Ensemble

Nearing his 80’s and with over fifty credits to his name, Oscar and Palme d’Or winning director Claude Lelouch bows his latest venture, We Love You, You Bastard, co-written with writer/actress Valerie Perrin, a title that elicits the kind of chuckles the film itself does not. A dysfunctional family drama harpooned on a comedy of errors scheme flaccidly spins into an ellipses of Bunuelian progeny patterns before a sharp left into Agatha Christie territory extends the running time by an unnecessary forty five minutes. With a varied cast of major French talents, there are a handful of successful moments, but without pronounced payoff. At best, a fluff piece showcasing some industry pros, the increasingly erring narrative mistakes wonky details for subtle prowess and is unfortunately a grating effort from the master director, whose other more recent »

- Nicholas Bell

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ITV Studios UK Hires Discovery Intl Exec Julian Bellamy As Managing Director

24 April 2014 5:21 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

ITV Studios UK has moved quickly to fill the Managing Director post that will be vacated by Denise O’Donoghue at the end of 2014. Julian Bellamy, who is currently Discovery Networks International Creative Director and Head of Commissioning, will take over from O’Donoghue later this year, ITV said today. TV veteran O’Donoghue has been MD at ITV Studios UK for four years and will remain on the board of the country’s largest commercial production company after stepping down. Bellamy has spent three years at Discovery, running production and development across 200 countries, with commissioning teams in five international bases. Prior to Dni, he ran the UK’s Channel 4, managing over 2,000 hours of original programming per year including Undercover Boss, My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding and One Born Every Minute. He previously held executive posts at the BBC and E4. ITV Studios’ titles include Mr Selfridge, Agatha Christie’s Poirot, »

- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor

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