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20 items from 2016


Spectre: one year on, where's it left the James Bond series?

29 September 2016 10:01 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Sep 30, 2016

There’s little sign of a new James Bond film yet, and Spectre has left lots of questions behind. So what now, 007?

Update: here's a story that landed this morning, of relevance to this article.

This article contains light spoilers for Spectre.

At the end of October 2015, the 24th James Bond film, Spectre, enjoyed its global premiere. Following the massive success of Skyfall, hopes were understandably high for Spectre, and it quickly notched up some strong – and not so strong – reviews. Originally rumoured to be the first of a two part story (with a suggestion that it be filmed back to back with James Bond 25), Spectre would prove to be a big box office hit too. As Bond drove off into the sunset at the end of the film, the next adventure was surely an inevitability.

But something wasn’t quite right. And one year later, »

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Ewan McGregor to Be Honored With BAFTA-LA’s Humanitarian Award

13 September 2016 10:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles will honor actor-director Ewan McGregor with the Britannia Humanitarian Award at this year’s British Academy Britannia Awards.

The celebration will take place on Oct. 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, hosted by British actor and comedian Jack Whitehall.

The Britannia Humanitarian Award has previously recognized Idris Elba, Richard Curtis, Don Cheadle, Colin Firth, Mark Ruffalo, and Orlando Bloom. McGregor is being honored for his work with Unicef, having recently travelled to northern Iraq to see how the conflicts sweeping across Iraq and Syria are devastating children’s lives. He worked with Unicef to help provide food and water, child protection services, and healthcare to those families in need.

Ewan McGregor is not only a multi-talented individual, but has led by example in showing that even one person can make a huge difference in the life of a child,” said Kieran Breen, »

- Dave McNary

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North American Briefs: Ewan McGregor to receive Britannia Humanitarian Award

13 September 2016 8:22 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Scottish star, who unveiled the world premiere of his feature directorial American Pastoral in Toronto, will collect the honour at BAFTA La’s awards show on October 28.

The Britannia Humanitarian Award is presented to someone “who has used the art form of the moving image or their position in the entertainment industry to create positive social change, and actively shine a light on important humanitarian issues.”

McGregor has worked with Unicef to help children in conflict zones in Iraq and Syria.

As previously announced, Ang Lee will collect the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, Samuel L. Jackson the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment, and Ricky Gervais the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy.  

McGregor recently wrapped production on Trainspotting 2, in which he reprises his role as Renton opposite Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner and Robert Carlyle. Sony will release the film on February 3, 2017.

Several audience members »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Us Briefs: Ewan McGregor to receive Britannia Humanitarian Award

13 September 2016 8:22 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Scottish star, who unveiled the world premiere of his feature directorial American Pastoral in Toronto, will collect the honour at BAFTA La’s awards show on October 28.

The Britannia Humanitarian Award is presented to someone “who has used the art form of the moving image or their position in the entertainment industry to create positive social change, and actively shine a light on important humanitarian issues.”

McGregor has worked with Unicef to help children in conflict zones in Iraq and Syria.

As previously announced, Ang Lee will collect the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, Samuel L. Jackson the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment, and Ricky Gervais the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy.  

McGregor recently wrapped production on Trainspotting 2, in which he reprises his role as Renton opposite Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner and Robert Carlyle. Sony will release the film on February 3, 2017.

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Ricky Gervais to receive BAFTA La honour

19 July 2016 4:47 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The British comedian who shot to fame with BBC hit The Office and earned notoriety in Hollywood as the host of several Golden Globe ceremonies will receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy.

Gervais will collect the honour at the British Academy Britannia Awards on October 28 in Beverly Hills.

The winner of numerous Golden Globes, Primetime Emmys and BAFTAs recently starred in the Netflix original film Special Correspondents and will next be seen in his mockumentary, David Brent: Life On The Road.

Netflix holds global rights to the latter, excluding the UK and Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, and will debut the film in 2017.

As previously announced, Ang Lee – likely to be in the awards season mix with his upcoming adaptation of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk – will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, and Samuel L. Jackson the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Ricky Gervais Selected for Charlie Chaplin Award by BAFTA LA

19 July 2016 11:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles will honor Ricky Gervais with the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy.

The annual celebration will take place on Oct. 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, hosted by British actor and comedian Jack Whitehall. Ang Lee will be honored with the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing and Samuel L. Jackson will be honored with the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment.

Ricky Gervais is a comic genius. He is provocative, edgy, and his observations on life have brought us some of the best comedy moments ever in television and film,” said BAFTA Los Angeles CEO Chantal Rickards. “He crosses the pond with consummate ease, continues to push the comedic boundaries, and we’re looking forward to raising a glass to his incomparable talents at the Britannia Awards.”

Gervais has won three Golden Globes, »

- Dave McNary

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Producer Euan Lloyd: A Personal Rememberance

4 July 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

Over the last year the entertainment industry has suffered incalculable losses of talented people. Some of them hit home personally, as is the case with producer Euan Lloyd, who passed away this weekend in London. I first met Euan in 1978 when I was attending college in New Jersey. I had the enviable gig of being the film critic for the campus newspaper, which afforded me the opportunity to routinely attend press screenings of forthcoming films in New York, which was a stone's throw across the river from my native Jersey City. I had read about the upcoming release of "The Wild Geese" which seemed to promise a "too-good-to-be-true" cast composed of some of my favorite actors (Richard Burton, Roger Moore and Richard Harris above all) in the kind of gritty, macho British war flick that I had become addicted to ever since seeing "Zulu" at age 8. To »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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With Over 100 Films on His Resume, Samuel L. Jackson Will Be Honored By BAFTA La With Its Highest Honor

28 June 2016 12:08 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) has announce that it will honor Samuel L. Jackson with the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment at this year’s British Academy Britannia Awards.… Continue Reading → »

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Samuel L. Jackson Set For Britannia Awards Honor

28 June 2016 9:43 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

BAFTA Los Angeles said today that Samuel L. Jackson will receive its Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment at the British Academy Britannia Awards in the fall. Jackson has appeared in more than 100 films, scoring a Supporting Actor Oscar nom for 1994’s Pulp Fiction. He has been a regular in Quentin Tarantino films, including Kill Bill Vol. 2 and more recently The Hateful Eight and Django Unchained. Jackson’s credits also range from… »

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30 years ago today: The Goblin King lured us into ‘Labyrinth’

27 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Labyrinth, starring late rock icon Davie Bowie as the Goblin King, opened in theaters 30 years ago today. Though Labyrinth — a dark, wonderfully weird, glam rock semi-musical populated mostly by puppets — was never going to be a movie that won over a wide audience, it’s still wild to think about how poorly it did upon release given the film now has a secure place in pop culture history and in Bowie’s legacy. It opened at no. 8 at the U.S. box office and earned less than $13 million, barely over half of its reported budget. It was the final film directed by Jim Henson, and in the aftermath of Labyrinth’s poor reception, son Brian said of his father, “that was the closest I've seen him to turning in on himself and getting quite depressed.” Though Henson never got to witness the full fandom that would amass around the movie, »

- Emily Rome

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Jay Z & Beyonce -- Aced Out By Tom Ford in Mansion Bidding War

17 May 2016 10:23 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Jay Z and Beyonce got outbid again in their search for an L.A. home ... this time designer/director Tom Ford beat them out. Our real estate sources tell us ... Tom offered $50 million on a Beverly Hills mansion ... he edged out Jay and Bey, who bid $49 mil. The estate is awesome ... 14,000 square feet, sitting on 3.2 acres and has 9 bedrooms, and 10 bathrooms. It was built in 1934 and owned by the rich and famous, including actor William Powell »

- TMZ Staff

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Review: "Another Time, Another Place" (1958) Starring Lana Turner And Sean Connery; Warner Archive Release

25 April 2016 3:59 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

If "Another Time, Another Place" is remembered at all, it's probably for all the wrong reasons. The 1958 film afforded Sean Connery his first major leading role, even though he gets killed off a little more than half-an-hour into the story. I'm not giving away a spoiler here...you can see it telegraphed from the early moments of the movie. Connery was given "Introducing" billing, a common fallacy on the part of studio marketing departments that implied an actor or actress was making their big screen debut. In reality, Connery had been kicking around the British film industry for a couple of years prior to making this movie, but only in supporting roles. The other bit of trivia for which this film is remembered is due to a tragic real-life scandal. While co-starring with Lana Turner, Connery began to spend a lot of his free time with her off set. »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Guy Hamilton Dead At Age 93; Directed Four James Bond Films And "Battle Of Britain".

21 April 2016 6:51 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Guy Hamilton and Roger Moore on the set of "The Man With the Golden Gun" in Thailand, 1974.

 

By Lee Pfeiffer

Cinema Retro mourns the loss of director Guy Hamilton, who has passed away at age 93. Guy was an old friend and supporter of our magazine and a wonderful talent and raconteur. Hamilton, though British by birth, spent much of his life in France. After WWII, he entered the film industry in England and served as assistant director to Sir Carol Reed, working on the classic film "The Third Man". He also served as Ad on John Huston's "The African Queen". Gradually, he moved up the ladder to director and helmed such films as "An Inspector Calls", "The Colditz Story" and "The Devil's Disciple", the latter starring Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier. In 1964 Hamilton was hired to direct the third James Bond film "Goldfinger" and made cinema history. »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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James Bond Director Guy Hamilton Dies at 93

21 April 2016 6:05 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Guy Hamilton, the director of four James Bond films, has died on the Mediterranean island of Majorca at the age of 93. Hamilton was at the helm of iconic 007 movies “Goldfinger” in 1964 and “Diamonds are Forever” in 1971, both starring Sean Connery, as well as 1973’s “Live and Let Die” and 1974’s “The Man with the Golden Gun,” both with Roger Moore as Bond.

In a statement, Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson told Variety: “We mourn the loss of our dear friend Guy Hamilton who firmly distilled the Bond formula in his much celebrated direction of ‘Goldfinger’ and continued to entertain audiences with ‘Diamonds Are Forever,’ ‘Live and Let Die’ and ‘The Man with the Golden Gun.’ We celebrate his enormous contribution to the Bond films.”

Hamilton’s career started when he was 17 in the accounts department of a film studio in Nice, France, but he soon gravitated to a lowly production role. »

- Leo Barraclough

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James Bond Producer Barbara Broccoli Named as BAFTA’s Vice President for Film

4 April 2016 4:07 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes — James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli has been appointed vice president for film at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

The news follows the recent appointment of Greg Dyke as BAFTA’s vice president for television. Broccoli will join Dyke in co-chairing BAFTA’s council, supporting the academy’s president, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and assuming an ambassadorial role for the charity.

Previous vice presidents for film have been Duncan Kenworthy (2009-2015) and David Puttnam (1995-2004). BAFTA can appoint up to three vice presidents, one in each of the three sectors of film, television and games, who can serve a term of up to six years.

Broccoli said: “I am passionate about BAFTA’s role in educating, inspiring and celebrating generations of British filmmakers. I am therefore honored to accept the role of BAFTA’s vice president for film.”

Anne Morrison, chair of BAFTA, said: “I am delighted that Barbara Broccoli, »

- Leo Barraclough

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12 of cinema's biggest and most expensive film sets

9 February 2016 4:08 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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We celebrate a century of huge and expensive film sets, from historical epics to sprawling fantasies and sci-fi action movies...

The advent of cinema saw the art of set design gradually spread its wings from the relative confines of the theatre. As movies established their own language and became ever more ambitious in the early part of the 20th century, so set designers were called on to create increasingly expansive and more detailed backdrops.

As the list of movies below proves, the construction of huge sets has been a  major part of cinema for the past century. And with scale comes expense, as the recreation of ancient landmarks, futuristic cities or doomed ocean liners takes hundreds of artists, designers and crafty types months of labour to plan and construct. Often, these sets are on the screen for a few scant minutes before they're torn down and largely »

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North American Briefs: BAFTA La sets 2016 Britannia Awards

3 February 2016 6:42 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus: The Orchard acquires Sundance doc Life, Animated; AMC-backed Shudder launches week-long workshop; and more…

BAFTA La has set this year’s Academy Britannia Awards for October 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Harrison Ford received the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment at the 2015 event, Orlando Bloom the Britannia Humanitarian Award, and Meryl Streep the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film.

The Orchard has acquired all North American rights from Submarine Entertainment to A&E IndieFilms’ Sundance documentary Life, Animated. Roger Ross Williams earned the documentary directing award for his story of how an autistic person used Disney animation to deal with life’s challenges.Members of the Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition will stage a press conference in Pasadena on February 4 to discuss its new initiative to meet with the Us majors and promote more ethnic diversity in Hollywood, particularly on the small screen. Coalition members include Alex Nogales of the National »

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Us Briefs: BAFTA La sets 2016 Britannia Awards

3 February 2016 6:42 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus: The Orchard acquires Sundance doc Life, Animated; AMC-backed Shudder launches week-long workshop; and more…

BAFTA La has set this year’s Academy Britannia Awards for October 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Harrison Ford received the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment at the 2015 event, Orlando Bloom the Britannia Humanitarian Award, and Meryl Streep the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film.

The Orchard has acquired all North American rights from Submarine Entertainment to A&E IndieFilms’ Sundance documentary Life, Animated. Roger Ross Williams earned the documentary directing award for his story of how an autistic person used Disney animation to deal with life’s challenges.Members of the Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition will stage a press conference in Pasadena on February 4 to discuss its new initiative to meet with the Us majors and promote more ethnic diversity in Hollywood, particularly on the small screen. Coalition members include Alex Nogales of the National »

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Spectre Stalks Home VIdeo with February 9 Release

9 January 2016 9:22 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Los Angeles, CA (January 5, 2016) –The 24th James Bond adventure Spectre, from Albert R. Broccoli’s Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, will be available to own on Digital HD™ January 22, and  on Blu-ray™ & DVD February 9 it was announced today by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Taking in more than $850 million (Usd) worldwide, Spectre dominated the worldwide box-office making it one of the most successful Bond movies ever, shattering records in nearly every market it was released, led by a historic performance in the UK.  The latest installment from one of the longest-running film franchises in history gives fans never-before shared insight into the complexities that made James Bond the man he is today.

In Spectre, a cryptic message from the past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful »

- Robert Greenberger

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Uncover the Secret of Spectre on Blu-Ray Next Month

5 January 2016 9:48 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

MGM and Sony have revealed when you'll be able to bring the latest James Bond outing, Spectre, home on blu-ray, along with all the special features coming with it.  Come inside to learn more! 

If you enjoyed the 24th James Bond adventure on the big screen and have been anxious to enjoy it again, you'll get your chance pretty soon.  The Spectre blu-ray will be hitting on February 9th, but you can check out the digital version in just a few weeks on January 22nd.  Check out the press release below for all the special features details: 

The 24th James Bond adventure Spectre, from Albert R. Broccoli’s Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, will be available to own on Digital HD January 22, and  on Blu-ray & DVD February 9 it was announced today by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Taking in more than $850 million (Usd) worldwide, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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