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Frieda Pinto & Chiwetel Ejiofor join forces with filmmaker Richard Curtis to shine a spotlight on the upcoming Global Goals for Sustainable Development

29 June 2015 1:27 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

In September 2015, at the United Nations, New York, 193 world leaders will adopt a series of ambitious goals to end extreme poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030. The Global Goals campaign is a global collaborative effort to ensure that these Goals are world famous and that they are successfully acted upon.

Project Everyone, founded by Richard Curtis, aims to make the Global Goals the most famous Goals on the planet by sharing them with 7 billion people in 7 days from the moment they are adopted. The more people that know about the Goals, the more people will work to ensure global leaders drive change and the more young people will be inspired to join a new generation of Global Citizens.

Richard Curtis is today calling on the media community in Cannes to join the Founding Team to help get the Goals to everyone on the planet. He said, »

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Lenny Henry to receive knighthood

7 June 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Lenny Henry is to be awarded a knighthood. The 56-year-old comedian is set to be knighted in the Queen's birthday honours list, announced next weekend, in celebration of the 30-year anniversary of Comic Relief, which he co-founded with comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis in 1985. A palace insider told The Sun newspaper: ''This is a well-deserved recognition for an entertainer who has tirelessly used his talents to help others who are not so fortunate.'' Earlier this year the charity revealed it had raised a total of £1 billion during its 30 years, with the money funding almost 16,000 projects in the UK and 70 »

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Win ‘Trash’ On Blu-ray™!

4 June 2015 10:22 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of the extraordinary story of three young boys from the slums of Rio De Janeiro with Trash, available to own on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Download from 8th June 2015, we’re giving 3 lucky winners the chance to get their hands on a copy of the Blu-ray!

Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and BAFTA award-winning writer Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill) bring you the latest adventure from Working Title Films. Starring Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now, The Departed) and Rooney Mara (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), be prepared to witness a mountain of chaos unfolding from an innocent discovery in Trash.

Trash follows two young boys from Rio’s slums, who find a wallet amongst the daily detritus of their local dump – a discovery that will change their lives forever.

Join the courageous boys as they »

- Dan Bullock

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Trash Blu-ray Review

3 June 2015 5:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Stephen Daldry

Starring: Rickson Teves, Eduardo Luis, Gabriel Weinstein, Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura, Selton Mello, Stepan Nercessian

Cert: 15

Special Features: None

Political corruption and intrigue form the backdrop to Trash, an involving action thriller set apart by two things. First, the unusual location – the slums of Rio De Janeiro, dominated by their mountains of litter. Second, the perspective – it’s seen mainly through the eyes of three kids who stumble upon a hotbed of deception that changes their lives forever.

Raphael (Teves), Gardo (Luis) and the delightfully-named Rat (Weinstein) earn their meagre living sifting through what society dumps quite literally on their doorstep. But when Raphael discovers an abandoned wallet pitched into a passing garbage truck by man-on-the-run José Angelo, he finds it contains a strange document. Unbeknownst to the boy, Angelo has been apprehended and murdered by the police at the behest of a prominent politician, »

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Second Opinion – Man Up (2015)

31 May 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Man Up, 2015.

Directed by Ben Palmer.

Starring Simon Pegg, Lake Bell, Ophelia Lovibond, Rory Kinnear, Olivia Williams, Sharon Horgan, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Harriet Walter and Ken Stott.

Synopsis:

A single woman who’s mistaken for a stranger’s blind date, leads to her finding the perfect boyfriend.

Nancy (Lake Bell) and Jack (Simon Pegg) meet under the clock at Waterloo station by accident. Over the next thirty six hours lies are told, truths uncovered and a rom-com unfolds of genuine warmth and honesty.

Romantic comedies exist inside a bubble. Middle England, middle upper class and insulated by a lack of reality. Richard Curtis and Hugh Grant single-handedly defined the genre a while back. Pithy one liners delivered by characters with no means of income. Yet capable of living in parts of London beyond the reach of mere mortals. These amongst other things are what the romantic comedy has come to mean. »

- Gary Collinson

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'Love Actually' Director Richard Curtis to Pen Bee Gees Biopic

22 May 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Richard Curtis, the screenwriter behind "Four Weddings and a Funeral," "Mr. Bean," "Bridget Jones' Diary," and "War Horse," will script a biopic of Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb—the brothers who formed the Bee Gees in 1958—according to a report by The Tracking Board. Barry Gibb, the lone surviving member of the group, and MGM's Gary Barber are set to produce. Read More: "Review: New Collection Celebrates 25 Years of 'Mr. Bean,' Comic Outlaw" Born to English parents and raised primarily in Australia, The Bee Gees achieved international fame in not one but two distinct periods in music history, first as a Beatles-inspired pop trio and later as mainstays of disco. Their iconic soundtrack to 1977's "Saturday Night Fever," starring John Travolta, was the best-selling album of all time until it was supplanted by Michael Jackson's "Thriller," and the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame notes that »

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6 Craziest Things We Saw Inside 'Red Nose Day'

22 May 2015 6:59 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

There wasn't a telephone in sight. For the inaugural celebration of the goofy and good-hearted Red Nose Day in America, NBC invited seemingly everyone in Hollywood to hang out at New York City's own Hammerstein Ballroom for three hours in an attempt to "be funny for money" — and it didn't require a single participant to awkwardly answer a phone on stage in order to collect donations.

The British import (it was partially conceived of by director Richard Curtis, which means it's about as British as Love, Actually) brings together »

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Red Nose Day Countdown: What We're Most Excited For!

21 May 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The British have always been trendsetters; we can thank them for lots of things like Harry Potter, some of our favorite boy bands and even chocolate bars. And today we're thanking Red Nose Day founders Richard Curtis and Jane Tewson (both Brits) for bringing their televised Comic Relief UK event, Red Nose Day, stateside. Red Nose Day will air on NBC, and raise money for children in some of the poorest communities in the world. Established in 1985, Comic Relief UK has raised over a billion dollars and we here in America are excited to help! Some of today's hottest celebs like Robert Pattinson, One Direction, Sam Smith, John Legend, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Adam Levine, Will Ferrell, Julianne Moore, Julia »

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Interview: Jack Black and Richard Curtis Talk Red Nose Day USA Live Benefit

18 May 2015 5:27 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Having the natural ability to enthrallingly captivate audiences, particularly by naturally infusing both comedy and important sentiments into their lives as you bring them into other worlds, is an essential skill of all entertainers. But also possessing the pure passion to lead by example, and emphasize the importance of helping others without expecting anything in return, is also a vital characteristic that proves how admirable a public figure truly is overall. Actor Jack Black and writer-director-producer Richard Curtis (‘Love Actually,’ ‘About Time’) commendably not only bring their fans into intriguing worlds in their films, but are also working to reverse the harrowing effects that plague children and young adults who  [ Read More ]

The post Interview: Jack Black and Richard Curtis Talk Red Nose Day USA Live Benefit appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Karen Benardello

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Anna Kendrick is the new Indiana Jones in Last Crusade reboot: "Times have changed"

18 May 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade gets a whole new look as Anna Kendrick slips on Indy's cap for a reboot.

Gone is the five o'clock shadow - this Indiana Jones has some more practical uses for the Holy Grail but is just as quippy as ever!

This new female Indiana Jones parody was actually produced by Funny or Die for this week's Red Nose Day Us to poke fun at the upcoming all-female Ghostbusters movie and rumours of an Indy reboot.

Starring with Kendrick in the Red Nose Day Us video is comedian Brett Gelman, who plays a neurotic protector of the Grail.

The biennial Red Nose Day telethon is being brought from the UK to the Us for the first time by Sir Richard Curtis to raise money for 12 charities working with children and young adults in the Us and Africa.

NBC's star-studded lineup for the three-hour telethon includes Matt LeBlanc, »

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Neil Patrick Harris and Jodie Foster Join NBC’s Red Nose Day

7 May 2015 11:12 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

NBC’s bringing the big U.K. charity telethon Red Nose Day to the States later this month, and the list of celebs signing up for the show continues to grow. Vulture hears Jodie Foster, Neil Patrick Harris, Community’s Danny Pudi, and Anna Camp have now agreed to appear on the three-hour event, which is being produced with Funny or Die and will be directed by Richard Curtis (Love, Actually). Other big names who have just signed on: Reese Witherspoon, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, and a slew of cast members from Game of Thrones (including Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke). As with the British telethon, NBC’s version of Red Nose Day will include live music, sketches, and pretaped films (produced here by Funny or Die.) And yes, the stars really will be seen wearing red noses (or juggling them, as Neil Patrick Harris can be seen doing in »

- Joe Adalian

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Eddie Redmayne, ‘Game of Thrones’ Cast Join NBC’s ‘Red Nose Day’

7 May 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A gaggle of A-listers will soon be going red.

Eddie Redmayne, Retta, Olivia Wilde and “Game of Thrones” cast members Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Emilia Clarke, Iwan Rheon, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Mark Addy, John Bradley, Rose Leslie, Alfie Allen and Charlotte Hope have joined “Red Nose Day,” NBC’s live televised drive aimed at helping 12 charity organizations lift children and young people out of poverty.

This is the first time the drive has been done in the U.S., although it’s a big hit across the pond, where it has raised more than $1 billion over the past 30 years. Richard Curtis is an executive producer for the NBC telecast (a Universal Television production), along with Hamish Hamilton and Ian Stewart of Done + Dusted Productions. Henrietta Conrad and Lily Sobhani will also serve as executive producers, as will Mike Farah, Anna Wenger and Joe Farrell from Funny or Die. Hamilton is set to direct. »

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“Amar Akbar & Tony deals with universal themes like friendship and love” – Martin Delaney

13 April 2015 12:51 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

In his career, Martin Delaney has starred on stage, on television and has been seen in feature films like Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty playing a myriad of characters.  Taking on the challenge of doing something a bit different, the young actor plays the role of Tony in the British independent film Amar Akbar & Tony a realistic, multicultural coming-of age comedy drama.

Amar, Akbar & Tony follows the lives of three childhood friends as they stumble through life from their carefree twenties into adulthood. Martin’s character Tony whose obsession with winning over the Asian woman of his dreams finds him pursuing the wrong woman.

Check out the trailer to get a feel for Martin’s Tony and the world of Amar Akbar & Tony.

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In this fabulous interview Martin Delaney tells us about playing Tony, how much the cast bonded while »

- Stacey Yount

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Ursula Le Guin interview: sci-fi and fantasy snobbery, adaptations & trouble-making

2 April 2015 1:49 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We spoke to seminal Us fantasy and sci-fi author Ursula Le Guin about her career, radicalism, literary influence and more…

A Wizard Of Earthsea. The Left Hand Of Darkness. The Lathe Of Heaven. The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas. The Dispossessed. Ursula Le Guin may not thank me for listing them (“Everybody wants to go back to the older stuff, come on now! I’ve written some really good stuff recently! I don’t want to get stuck in reminiscing”) but the novels and short stories she published in the sixties and seventies are undeniable sci-fi and fantasy classics.

Le Guin has nourished imaginative literature for decades with fine, precise prose and political provocation. She’s also spent years clear-headedly defending sci-fi and fantasy against the kind of people who turn up their noses up at books with dragons on their covers and maps in their title pages.

She »

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Watch Dame Judi Dench discuss working with Dustin Hoffman in Esio Trot

1 April 2015 1:50 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Dame Judi Dench has spoken about Esio Trot in a new interview clip exclusive to Digital Spy.

Watch below as the actress discusses working with Dustin Hoffman on the BBC One Christmas film.

Dench and Hoffman starred as Mr Hoppy and Mrs Silver in the adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel.

The 90-minute film was written by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer, who previously collaborated on BBC comedy The Vicar of Dibley.

Esio Trot follows Mr Hoppy (Hoffman), a retired bachelor who has a secret love for his neighbour Mrs Silver (Dench).

However, she only gives her attention to her pet tortoise Alfie. The shy Mr Hoppy's attempts to talk to Mrs Silver usually end in some form of calamity.

Roald Dahl's Esio Trot is out now on DVD. »

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Watch Dame Judi Dench discuss working with Dustin Hoffman in Esio Trot

1 April 2015 1:50 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Dame Judi Dench has spoken about Esio Trot in a new interview clip exclusive to Digital Spy.

Watch below as the actress discusses working with Dustin Hoffman on the BBC One Christmas film.

Dench and Hoffman starred as Mr Hoppy and Mrs Silver in the adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel.

The 90-minute film was written by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer, who previously collaborated on BBC comedy The Vicar of Dibley.

Esio Trot follows Mr Hoppy (Hoffman), a retired bachelor who has a secret love for his neighbour Mrs Silver (Dench).

However, she only gives her attention to her pet tortoise Alfie. The shy Mr Hoppy's attempts to talk to Mrs Silver usually end in some form of calamity.

Roald Dahl's Esio Trot is out now on DVD. »

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7 actors who were too attractive for the role: Hugh Grant, Harry Potter

1 April 2015 6:01 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ok, so we all know that movie logic increases the median attractiveness of everybody on screen by at least 50%, and we accept it. But what happens when an actor is just too attractive for suspension of disbelief to work in a particular role?

Mae Whitman being cast as the eponymous "designated ugly fat friend" in this weekend's The Duff is a fine example. Thankfully the film (which is kind of great, by the way) does take pains to emphasise that even perfectly attractive people can be the Duff in their friendship group, because Duff is a state of mind. Or something.

Digital Spy takes a look back at seven more actors who were too attractive for the part, most of whom still got cast anyway.

Hugh Grant (Four Weddings and a Funeral)

Last year, mere months after Four Weddings celebrated its 20th birthday, Hugh Grant dropped the bombshell that nobody »

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TV Review: ‘Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot’

29 March 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A rare romance from the typically dark imagination of children’s book author Roald Dahl, “Esio Trot” spells more than just “tortoise” backwards, but an evening of warm-fuzzy feelings all around as Dustin Hoffman’s Mr. Hoppy devises an elaborate scheme to woo the chelonian-loving widow downstairs, as played by Judi Dench. Commissioned as a New Year’s telepic for British TV, this delightful family offering is already making its way to homevideo in several European markets, but could potentially support a more substantial treatment Stateside, if someone were to shell out for theatrical (exec producers Harvey and Bob Weinstein bought all other U.S. rights).

Judging by Hoffman and Dench’s involvement alone, this is no ordinary TV movie. Co-written by “Love Actually’s” Richard Curtis (who shares credit with Paul Mayhew-Archer) and directed by smallscreen miracle worker Dearbhla Walsh (“Little Dorrit,” “Shameless”), the film has been crafted with »

- Peter Debruge

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Watch the best moments from U.K.’s red nose day

24 March 2015 3:38 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

 

Back on March 13, BBC aired a six hour telethon to raise money for Comic Relief. The telethon raisied over 78 million pounds and after thirty years, celebrities celebrated raising over 1 billion pounds. Along with documentary shorts highlighting the charities supported, humorous sketches and musical numbers were shown. Comic Relief was started by writer Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill) and comedian Lenny Henry to raise support for families starving in Ethiopia.

To the surprise of everyone, Orlando Bloom (Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean) made an appearance to kiss David Walliams (Little Britain) to help break a world record in “Most Kisses Received in 30 Seconds.” Popular sketches brought back Mr. Bean, the Vicar of Dibley, and Little Britain (featuring Stephen Hawking). Parodies of The Four Yorkshiremen, James Bond (featuring Daniel Craig and Roger Moore), and One Direction were featured. Liam Gallagher of the original Shameless was also named a national treasure. »

- Michelle Leibowitz

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Spring Review

20 March 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This review was originally published during Fantastic Fest 2014.

Since festival audiences have already exhausted the “Spring is like…” comments over every form of social media (Spring is like Before Sunrise meets H.P. Lovecraft, for example), I’ll just plainly say that Spring is romantically horrific bliss, achieving perfection through tragedy and soul. Is there a subgenre of horror equatable to the “Mumblecore” scene yet? If not, filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have pioneered it, throwing together a loving tale that’s aided by a creature-feature subplot akin to a Troma production on super-steroids.

There’s something so primal and affectionate about Spring. It strikes an honesty that’s notably reminiscent to Richard Linklater’s or Joe Swanberg’s crowning work. It’s the most regal of Shakespearean epics meets the most sinister Joe Dante feverdream, striking a wealth of emotional riches while also utilizing beastly effects reminiscent of Landis »

- Matt Donato

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