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13 items from 2016


Film Acquisition Rundown: Rlj Entertainment Picks Up ‘I.T.,’ Bond/360 Goes For ‘God Knows Where I Am’ And More

29 July 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

Rlj Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to the thriller “I.T.,” directed by John Moore and written by Dan Kay and William Wisher, Jr.

The film stars Pierce Brosnan, Anna FrielStefanie Scott and James Frecheville. The film “tells the story of Mike Regan (Brosnan), a successful, self-made man who has it all: a gorgeous wife, a beautiful teenage daughter and a sleek, state-of-the-art “smart home.”  But he soon finds himself in a deadly, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse when his I.T. consultant, Ed (Frecheville), starts using his skills to stalk Mike’s daughter and endanger his family, his business, and his life.  In a world where there is no privacy, and personal secrets can go viral »

- Kate Erbland

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Luke Treadaway’s ‘Street Cat Named Bob’ Gets U.S. Release

28 July 2016 3:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cleopatra Films has acquired all domestic rights to Luke Treadaway’s “A Street Cat Named Bob,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The film is an adaptation of James Bowen’s best-selling book of the same name, which chronicles his life as a street musician and recovering addict barely getting by in London. He adopts a stray ginger cat, names him Bob, nurses him back to health, and takes him to guitar-playing gigs — and the pair became an instant attraction.

Cleopatra Films, the movie division of record label Cleopatra Records, plans a Nov. 18 release in at least 20 U.S. markets.

Roger Spottiswoode directed from a script by Tim John and Maria Nation, and produced by Adam Rolston for Shooting Script Films. Joanne Froggatt (“Downton Abbey”) and Ruta Gedmintas also star.

A Street Cat Named Bob” was first published in the U.K. in March 2012 and spent a record 70 consecutive weeks on the Sunday Times bestseller list. »

- Dave McNary

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Us Briefs: Shea Stadium concert film to accompany theatrical release of Beatles doc

28 July 2016 1:12 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus: beIN Network to launch Dreamworks channel in Middle East, North Africa; and more…

A fully restored 30-minute film of The Beatles’ famous Shea Stadium concert on August 15 1965 will accompany the theatrical release of Ron Howard’s authorised documentary, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years.

Apple Corps Ltd., White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment produced the documentary, which Richard Abramowitz’s Abramorama will release theatrically on September 15, and unveiled a new trailer this week.

The film marks the first acquisition for presenting partner Hulu’s Hulu Documentary Films arm, which begins exclusive streaming on September 17. However the bonus concert documentary will only appear in theatres.

Studiocanal and PolyGram Entertainment are anchor partners on the film and hold rights in the UK, France, Germany and Australia and New Zealand rights.

Sports broadcaster beIN Network has taken another stride into entertainment after buying Miramax earlier this year and has struck a deal to launch a [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Watch the first trailer for A Street Cat Named Bob

21 June 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for Roger Spottiswoode’s upcoming adaptation of James Bowen’s much-loved, best-selling book A Street Cat Named Bob starring Luke Treadaway; take a look below after the official synopsis…

Starring Luke Treadaway (Unbroken, Clash of the Titans) as James Bowen, ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ tells the moving and life-affirming true story of the unlikely friendship between a young homeless busker, James Bowen, and the stray ginger cat named Bob who changed his life.

A Street Cat Named Bob is set for release on November 4th in the UK and features a cast that also includes Ruta Gedmintas,  Joanne Froggatt and Anthony Head.

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- Amie Cranswick

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Luke Treadway as James Bowen in 'A Street Cat Named Bob' Trailer

21 June 2016 5:48 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Sometimes it takes nine lives to save one. Sony UK has debuted a trailer for a film called A Street Cat Named Bob, based on the bestselling book about a street musician whose life is changed by an adorable stray cat named Bob. Luke Treadway plays James Bowen, a young homeless busker and recovering drug addict living on the streets of London. The cast also features Bob the Cat (the real one!), Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head, and was filmed mostly on location around Covent Garden. This looks quite charming, better than expected from that title, and it features some impressive cinematography and heartwarming moments. It could've turned out so cheesy but it actually looks pretty dang good. Take a look. Here's the official UK trailer for Roger Spottiswoode's A Street Cat Named Bob, found on YouTube: Based on the international best selling book by James Bowen. The »

- Alex Billington

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‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ – Watch the first trailer

21 June 2016 10:06 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Sony Pictures have released the very first trailer for their upcoming release A Street Cat Named Bob, the brand new movie which will hit cinemas later this year.

The film is based on James Bowen’s much-loved, best-selling book of the same name. Starring Luke Treadaway (Unbroken, Clash of the Titans) as James Bowen, A Street Cat Named Bob tells the moving and life-affirming true story of the unlikely friendship between a young homeless busker, James Bowen, and the stray ginger cat named Bob who changed his life.

Also starring Ruta Gedmintas (The Strain, The Incident) Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey, Filth) Anthony Head (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and (of course) Bob, filming took place over six weeks in London, mainly in Covent Garden where James and Bob used to busk.

The film is directed by Roger Spottiswoode (Tomorrow Never Dies, Under Fire, Air America, Turner and Hooch), with a script »

- Paul Heath

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First posters for ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ starring Luke Treadaway

19 June 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Today you’ve got your first look at Luke Treadaway and Bob in the upcoming film adaptation of James Bowen’s best-selling book, which is about the unlikely – but lovely – friendship between young, homeless busker Bowen and a stray ginger cat named Bob.

Directed by Roger Spottiswoode, whose previous work includes Tomorrow Never Dies and Turner & Hooch, Treadaway plays Bowen as it tells of the story of how the cat changed his life. A Street Cat Named Bob also stars Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head and the original Bob, who was used in the end because he knew what to do! Filming took place over 6 weeks in Covent Garden, where James and Bob used to busk.

Here are your posters… #StreetCatBob

A Street Cat Named Bob climbs up onto the shoulders of UK cinemas later this year.

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- Dan Bullock

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First poster for A Street Cat Named Bob

18 June 2016 10:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony Pictures has released a poster for Roger Spottiswoode’s upcoming drama A Street Cat Named Bob, the film adaptation of James Bowen’s much-loved, best-selling book, which features Luke Treadaway and the titular Bob; check it out here…

Starring Luke Treadaway (Unbroken, Clash of the Titans) as James Bowen, ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ tells the moving and life-affirming true story of the unlikely friendship between a young homeless busker, James Bowen, and the stray ginger cat named Bob who changed his life.

A Street Cat Named Bob is set for release on November 4th in the UK and features a cast that also includes Ruta Gedmintas,  Joanne Froggatt and Anthony Head.

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- Amie Cranswick

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Burt Kwouk, Who Played Cato in ‘Pink Panther’ Movies, Dies at 85

24 May 2016 8:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Burt Kwouk, who played Inspector Clouseau’s manservant Cato Fong in Blake Edwards’ “Pink Panther” movies, has died at the age of 85.

Kwouk featured in seven “Pink Panther” pics, starting with 1964’s “A Shot in the Dark” through to “Curse of the Pink Panther” in 1983. He played Cato, which was initially spelled Kato, a martial arts specialist who regularly attacked Clouseau, played by Peter Sellers, to keep him alert.

Other movie appearances included James Bond films “Goldfinger” and “You Only Live Twice,” as well as Fred Schepisi’s “Plenty,” Steven Spielberg’s “Empire of the Sun” and Roger Spottiswoode’s “Air America.”

TV series credits included “The Avengers,” “The Saint,” “Doctor Who,” “Hart to Hart” and “Tenko,” in which he played Major Yamauchi. One of his last dramatic roles was in BBC sitcom “Last of the Summer Wine,” in which he played Entwistle from 2002 to 2010.

Kwouk received an award from Prince Charles, »

- Leo Barraclough

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10 Great Buddy Cop Movies Not Written or Directed By Shane Black

20 May 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To coincide with the release of The Nice Guys, Kieran Fisher recommends 10 other buddy cop movies worth checking out…

This weekend marks the release of Shane Black’s new film The Nice Guys, starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe as a law enforcement duo investigating a missing persons case.  It also sees Black return to his roots, having rose to prominence in 1987 with his buddy cop action comedy Lethal Weapon.  That film would serve as a progenitor for other films centred around the friendships of law men, which included The Last Boy Scout and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.  When it comes to films of this ilk, Black is the undisputed king, but he’s not the only one responsible for giving us some gems throughout the years.  This list recommends some of that are well worth your time.

10. Samurai Cop (1991)

Directed By Amir Shevran

Starring Mathew Karedas, Mark Frazer, Robert Z’Dar, »

- Kieran Fisher

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Review: "Hard Times" (1975) Starring Charles Bronson And James Coburn; Sony DVD Release

5 May 2016 3:09 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer 

Sony has released Walter Hill's 1975 directorial debut, Hard Times, on on DVD through their Sony Choice Collection. Hill was an up-and-coming screenwriter with Peckinpah's The Getaway to his credit as well as solid thrillers like The Drowning Pool, The Mackintosh Man and Hickey and Boggs. There is no evidence in Hard Times that Hill was a novice behind the camera, either. This is one of my favorite films of the period, though many retro movie fans probably haven't seen it. The story is set in 1933. Chaney (Charles Bronson) is a middle-aged drifter who ends up crossing paths with Speed (James Coburn), a fast-talking promoter of "street fights" (no holds barred matches between local tough guys with no rules or regulations). Needing some quick cash, the soft-spoken, low-key Chaney forms a partnership with the mercurial Speed. In his first match, they win big when Chaney knocks the »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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HBO’s Lgbt History Oscar Break: 2003 Acting Races

24 February 2016 7:36 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Manuel is working his way through all the Lgbt-themed HBO productions.

 Last week we played a fun game of Oscar What If… imagining how Roger Spottiswoode’s And the Band Played On might have shifted the supporting actor and actress categories at the 1993 Academy Awards had it been released theatrically. This week we’re jumping ten years ahead and looking at the 2003 Oscar acting races and trying to suss out whether Jane Anderson’s Normal (which we discussed in depth a while back) could have made waves in the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress categories.

Given that it was released the same year as the towering Angels in America it’s not surprising that Anderson’s Normal (based on her own play) went home empty-handed from all the end of year awards handed out despite featuring two dazzling performances that are usually awards-bait gold: Tom Wilkinson plays Roy Applewood »

- Manuel Betancourt

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27 British films to look out for in 2016

7 January 2016 1:54 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Cheer on local talent with these potentially great UK films from 2016, including drama, comedy, action, horror, fantasy & more…

While Batman Vs Superman, Captain America: Civil War, X-Men Apocalypse and other mega franchises are expected to dominate cinemas in 2016, let’s hear it for the films below. None are sequels, few have titanic budgets, all of them are British and each of them has the potential to be great.

2016 looks to be a particularly strong year for UK crime drama, with Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, Adam Smith’s Trespass Against Us and Michael Apted’s Unlocked on their way. Military thrillers are also well represented this year, with Gavin Hood’s Eye In The Sky, Fernando Coimbra’s Sand Castle, and Simon West’s Stratton incoming. There’s also comedy, fantasy, drama, horror and even a musical waiting for you below.

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- louisamellor

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