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Gwyneth Paltrow silver dress on the Oscars' Red Carpet Gwyneth Paltrow at the Academy Awards Donning a shining silver dress, Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Paltrow's latest movie, Country Strong, was up for a Best Song Oscar. It lost to the Toy Story 3 ditty "We Belong Together," by Randy Newman. More than a decade ago, Gwyneth Paltrow took home the Best Actress Oscar for John Madden's Shakespeare in Love (1998), a romantic comedy-drama also featuring Joseph Fiennes (as William Shakespeare), Judi Dench, Geoffrey Rush, and this year's Best Actor Oscar winner, Colin Firth (The King's Speech). Paltrow's (moderately) gender-bending Shakespeare in Love heroine remains her only Oscar-nominated performance to date. Directed by Shana Feste, Country Strong fared decently at the U.S. box office, but not as well as some had expected. Besides Gwyneth Paltrow, the cast includes »
- D. Zhea
The Mentalist: Channel 5, 10pm
The seven-year curtain is closing on The Mentalist, as the last episode airs in the UK tonight. The hunt for the serial killer continues, and Jane reluctantly agrees to parade herself as a renowned psychic as bait when a public appeal for witnesses yields no results.
As he is leaving a studio after an appearance on a TV news programme, Jane's car is rammed and he is knocked unconscious - waking up to find himself shackled to a table.
Scorpion: ITV2, 9pm
The first season comes to a close with this nail-biting finale. Walter's life seems to be in the balance as he ends up in an accident with his car ends up hanging over a cliff.
The Game: BBC Two, »
MTV’s Brothers Green: Eats! is the latest show to try and tap a youth audience, with its misfired cookery lols. Here’s what might happen if our old TV chestnuts got a similarly cringe reboot for da yout
Having completely explained the universe in his last four Wonders… series, Brian Cox takes to exploring Google Earth in streetview mode, starting from his own Battersea abode (“You can see the roof, look!” he says, wondrously. “That’s fascinating, that.”) and travelling by skateboard to his home town of Oldham. In between, he visits the Grand Canyon and the Eiffel Tower, but is most moved by a candid streetview diorama of two stray dogs humping. “We were all baked in the heart of the stars,” says Cox, tears filling his eyes. “And now we’re this. Life is wondrous.”
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- Joel Golby
One of the movies I’m most looking forward to this summer is an Adam Sandler film. You read that right. I said Adam Sandler. While I’ll be the first one to admit his track record has some blemishes, I don’t think Pixels is going to be one of them. In fact, I think Pixels is going to surprise everyone when it turns out to be a lot of fun. If you’re not familiar with the film, it’s helmed by Chris Columbus and revolves around a group of 80's gaming champions who are called upon to defend Earth from alien invaders who have misinterpreted our classic arcade games as a declaration of war. Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, Kevin James, and Brian Cox round out the cast. As a huge fan of 80s arcade games like Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Centipede, I can »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Danish cinema received a strong vote of confidence and a winning boost this weekend; two films from the Tribeca Film Festival won top dramatic jury prizes. And “Virgin Mountain,” a Danish-Icelandic film directed by Icelandic-born, Danish-raised Dagur Kári (“Noi the Albino” and the sorely underrated “The Good Heart” with Paul Dano and Brian Cox) won the coveted jury prize for best narrative feature film (and two other major prizes; Danish film "Bridgend" took three other baubles). And while the award may set expectations the movie can’t quite match, Kári’s fourth feature film is still a thoughtful, engaging, and compassionate look at the lonely outsider and his quiet emptiness. The movie’s name comes from its protagonist, Fúsi (Gunnar Jónsson), a hulking mass of a man who is untouched, cloistered, and naïve. This is not a foreign version of Judd Apatow’s “The 40 Year Old Virgin,” though on »
- Rodrigo Perez
Last month the team behind Super Troopers took to fundraising site Indie Gogo in order to raise money to make Super Troopers 2 happen. The Broken Lizard troupe needed $2 million to make the sequel, and that amount was funded in the blink of an eye. The final total was a whopping amount, over double what the film actually needed. However it’s not over yet.
Perks continue to be sold over at the Super Troopers 2 Indie Gogo page, and if $5 million can be raised, then Brian Cox has promised to return as Captain O’Hagan (see the video below). Of course, the whole Broken Lizard gang are back, with Jay Chandrasekhar, Steve Lemme, Kevin Heffernan, Erik Stolhanske, and Paul Soter.
Super Troopers is one of my all-time favourite comedies, and I can remember being surprised and enthralled on my first visit to see it at the cinema. I’m »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Fourteen years after the cult indie comedy Super Troopers introduced the "Meow Game" and "mustache rides" into the lexicon, comedy troupe Broken Lizard will officially begin work on the film's sequel after clearing over $4.4 million as part of an Indiegogo campaign. Broken Lizard initially set a $2 million goal in order to fund the film; that benchmark was exceeded after only 24 hours thanks to the film's fervent following. Super Troopers 2 ends its fundraising campaign as the second-biggest crowdfunded film, behind only Veronica Mars' record $5.7 million Kickstarter effort, Variety reports. »
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
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On April 21st, Liam Neeson goes full fugitive when Bryan Mills is falsely accused of a murder that hits close to him. Cue those "particular set of skills," once again! Forest Whitaker, Famke Janssen, and Maggie Grace co-star. Check out this exclusive DVD clip:
"The Walking Deceased"
This is exactly what it sounds like -- a spoof of zombie films and the AMC show "The Walking Dead." If you're a hardcore zombie, fan it could be fun. Then again, it was absolutely trashed by critics, so watch at your own risk.
Jennifer Aniston earned raves for this drama, which had a digital release earlier in April. Now you can get it on DVD/Blu-ray, with featurette extras including "The »
- Gina Carbone
Whether you like it or not, the summer movie season is right around the corner! Of course, blockbusters sprout up all throughout the year, with movies like The Divergent Series: Insurgent and Furious 7 setting the box office on fire even before the "official" summer movie season kicks off...But the four-month period between May and August is simply jam-packed with big-budget tentpoles, outlandish comedies and even a few memorable indie dramas. Before you start snatching up tickets to your favorite summer movies, we have a handy guide breaking down all of the major studio blockbusters, and even a few independent flicks that have the potential to break out into the mainstream. Here our the 35 movies you simply can't miss this summer!
1Avengers: Age of Ultron - May 1
Jon Culshaw and Debra Stephenson have made their names with their impressions of the famous faces all around us - and now they're back to provide more familiar voices in ITV's new satirical, topical puppet show Newzoids.
But how is it different from the classic series Spitting Image? Who is the best political leader to impersonate? And why did Michael McIntyre freak out at his impression? Digital Spy sat down with Jon and Debra to find out the answers to all those questions and more...
So how is this not Spitting Image?
Jon: "It's got a 21st century feel to it. It's a different rack of characters which generates a different style of joke. It's faster, somehow. And it just sort of reflects the whole coalition, social media generation. Nowadays, the puppets have got more of a spikiness, more of an edgy exaggeration to them. And of course, the comedy »
Stephen Hawking has lent his voice (literally) to a new version of Monty Python's "Galaxy Song" – a charming ditty designed to make your problems feel small and you smaller – which was featured in the comedy troupe's 1983 movie The Meaning of Life. The group recently performed the tune at their reunion concerts last year in London, after which it cut to a scene of physicist Brian Cox detailing the song's inaccuracies until Hawking runs him down with his wheelchair and says, "I think you're being pedantic," before "singing" it and flying into the heavens. »
Newzoids has revealed an image of its Jeremy Clarkson puppet.
The ex-Top Gear presenter will be among the familiar faces to feature in ITV's upcoming puppet topical comedy sketch show.
Describing the programme, ITV said: "Imagine a world where David Cameron and Nick Clegg battle it out on Jeremy Kyle, where Ed Miliband joins Ant & Dec on I'm a Catastrophe…Get Me Out of Here!, and where Professor Brian Cox finds an extraordinary new planet in the solar system - Kim Kardashian's backside."
Newzoids starts on ITV on Wednesday, April 15 at 9pm. »
Newzoids has posted its first picture of Prince Charles and Camilla as puppets.
In the style of Spitting Image, the topical comedy sketch show features a range of celebrities and politicians immortalised as puppets.
The scene involving Charles and Camilla appears to be an homage to Steph and Dom from Gogglebox.
ITV recently said: "Imagine a world where David Cameron and Nick Clegg battle it out on Jeremy Kyle, where Ed Miliband joins Ant and Dec on I'm A Catastrophe…Get Me Out Of Here, and where Professor Brian Cox finds an extraordinary new planet in the solar system - Kim Kardashian's backside."
Newzoids premieres on Saturday, April 18 at 9pm on ITV. »
Episodes: Eight (hour)
TV show dates: February 12, 2015 -- April 2, 2015
Series status: Ended
Performers include: Peter Sarsgaard, Thandie Newton, Uma Thurman, Makenzie Leigh, Zachary Quinto, Dylan Schombing, Thomas Sadoski, Melissa George, Brian Cox, Lucas Hedges, Maria Tucci, Marin Ireland, and Penn Badgley.
TV show description:
This series is based on the book by Christos Tsiolkas and the Australian television series of the same name. It's an unflinching look at how one little slap can have a huge impact.
Hector (Peter Sarsgaard) is a public servant, husband, father and valued friend who's on the cusp of his 40th birthday and not comfortable with it. His beautiful and intelligent wife is Aisha (Thandie Newton). She's planning his party filled with his very boisterous Greek family and friends like television writer »
It's not like there was any question but NBC has confirmed that there won't be a second season of The Slap, their low-rated Thursday night mini-series. The series ended as it began -- with poor ratings.
On The Slap TV show, a birthday celebration comes to an abrupt halt when a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. It's a small action that ends up deeply affecting all involved. The cast for the mini-series includes Peter Sarsgaard, Thandie Newton, Uma Thurman, Makenzie Leigh, Zachary Quinto, Dylan Schombing, Thomas Sadoski, Melissa George, Brian Cox, Lucas Hedges, Maria Tucci, Marin Ireland, and Penn Badgley.
Marking the release of Interstellar's Blu-Ray and DVD release, last night saw the Royal Albert Hall in London played host to Interstellar Live, a unique one off event that combined science and film together, with a live Q&A taking place before a screening of the movie, accompanied by composer Hans Zimmer and a full orchestra. Check out the event below with an exclusive video, featuring interviews with Zimmer, Christopher Nolan, Jessica Chastain, and physicist Brian Cox. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Way back in 2001, a comedy troupe calling themselves Broken Lizard – that would be Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske – launched their second full-length film on the world with Super Troopers. The funny, rude and downright bonkers cop comedy got mixed reviews and only arrived over here in 2002, but has long since become a cult comedy favourite. For years and during press events for their other movies, the team have been asked about a potential sequel and now they’re making one, thanks to a studio deal and a successful crowdfunding campaign, the launch video for which is lurking below. The original film follows the lackadaisical adventures of five Vermont state troopers, avid pranksters with a knack for screwing up, who try to save their jobs and outdo the local police department by solving a crime. Chandrasekhar directed the movie and all five starred, alongside the likes of Brian Cox. »
“Super Troopers 2″ re-unites all five Troopers from the original film — Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske. The quintet played goofy Vermont state troopers with a penchant for pranks who were suddenly forced to solve a murder and bust a drug-smuggling ring. Brian Cox played their commander.
“We finally have the chance to make ‘Super Troopers 2,'” said Chandrasekhar. “But since we refused to write a sequel where the highway cops have morphed into super hero-vampires, Fox Searchlight proposed the following deal: They’ll release the film, but we have to raise all of the money. So we’ve turned to Indiegogo and our fans to prove that it’s finally time for ‘Super Troopers 2′ to get made. »
- Dave McNary
Earlier this month, a report surfaced that Paramount's Rings is actually a prequel, set several years before the 2002 thriller The Ring, exploring the origins of Samara Morgan's reign of terror and how the deadly VHS tape was first created. Over the weekend, Rings director F. Javier Gutiérrez took to his Twitter account to confirm that his project is actually a sequel, set 13 years after the events of The Ring. The filmmaker also confirmed earlier today on his Twitter page that principal photography is starting today in Atlanta.
It's possible that Rings still may examine both Samara and the VHS tape's origins, but no story details have been confirmed, aside from where the movie is set within The Ring franchise timeline. The director has been posting several images to his Instagram account over the past few days, which confirm Samara Morgan's presence in the thriller, although we don't quite know »
The trailer for Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Pixels, the highly anticipated action-comedy event film slated for release on July 24, 2015, generated 34.3 million views worldwide in its first 24 hours online, making it the studio’s #1 trailer launch of all time. This debut bests the studio’s previous record of 22 million streams in 24 hours for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
To reach the record, the studio utilized the enormous digital footprint that Sony commands worldwide and the remarkable social media reach of its cast including Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Kevin James and Ashley Benson. The studio leveraged official channels as well as social pages for Sony, Sony Pictures, Sony Pictures international markets, Sony Electronics, and Sony Rewards, as well as the Xperia Lounge on Sony Mobile and Sony’s Times Square Billboard. Worldwide viewership of the trailer continues to grow as support extends to PlayStation, Crackle, Sony Retail Stores and Sony International Television.
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- Michelle McCue
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