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Check Out New Poster For ‘Trash’ Starring Rooney Mara

12 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We have not seen the last of vibrant country Brazil this year, as the new poster for Trash has been released!

Directed by Billy Elliot’S Stephen Daldry and screenplay by Richard Curtis, Trash is about three young boys living in Rio’s slums whose lives are about to change. Based on Andy Mulligan’s book, the boys find a wallet which the police are desperate to have. They realise what they have found in the rubbish must be of some high importance, so they decide to discover its secrets. On their adventure, the trio do their best to avoid the police while clinging on to the wallet, to unveil its mysteries inside. Not everyone can be trusted to help them figure out this puzzle however, American missionaries Father Julliard (Martin Sheen) and his assistant, Olivia (Rooney Mara) might be able to assist them.

Trash stars Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, »

- Louise Tooth

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Stars write to all major broadcasters calling for more ethnic diversity

14 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

A variety of stars across TV, theatre and film have written to all major UK broadcasters calling for increased ethnic diversity on British TV and behind the camera.

Signatories on the letter, published in The Guardian today, include Lenny Henry, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Richard Curtis, Russell T Davies, Idris Elba, Neil Gaiman, David Harewood, Harry Hill, Terry Jones, Asif Kapadia, Doreen Lawrence, Jimmy McGovern, Phyllida Lloyd, Bill Nighy, Lynda La Plante, Alan Sugar, Meera Syal and Emma Thompson, among others.

Read the letter to The Guardian in full

The recipients of the letter were BBC director general Tony Hall, ITV chief executive Adam Crozier, Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham, BSkyB chief executive Jeremy Darroch and Philippe Dauman, chief executive of new Channel 5 owner Viacom.

"We are dismayed at the poor numbers of Black, Asian and minority ethnic (Bame) people both on our screens and working behind the camera," the letter reads. »

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The New Poster for Stephen Daldry’s Trash has Arrived

19 August 2014 11:33 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Here’s our first look at the Trash poster, an introduction to many of the new film from Stephen Daldry and Richard Curtis.

Those names should do enough to give you an idea of where this one is heading – Inspiration City by way of Feelgood Highway and Uplift Heights. Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara are the names headlining but as you’ll see from the synopsis they are supporting the film’s real leads.

When two trash-picking boys from Rio’s slums find a wallet in amongst the daily detritus of their local dump, little do they imagine that their lives are about to change forever. But when the local police show up, offering a handsome reward for the wallet’s return, the boys, Rafael (Rickson Tevez) and Gardo (Luis Eduardo), realise that what they’ve found must be important. Teaming up with their friend Rato (Gabriel Weinstein), the trio »

- Jon Lyus

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Summer Movies Flashback 1999: 'South Park' surprise and scathing 'Star Wars' reactions

7 August 2014 4:25 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Our continuing look back at some of the biggest summers we've lived through takes us back 15 years to one of the best recent movie seasons overall. In honor of the 2014 summer movie season, Team HitFix will be delivering a mini-series of articles flashing back to key summers from years past. There will be one each month, diving into the marquee events of the era, their impact on the writer and their implications on today's multiplex culture. We continue today with a look back at the summer of 1999. It was the summer I became Moriarty. To be fair, I had been contributing to Ain't It Cool for a little while already by that point, and I had been slowly but surely embracing the potential of the website and the audience that I was reaching. I had already taken a few trips to Austin, including a memorable stay at the third Quentin Tarantino Film Festival, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Why Hollywood Shouldn’t Give Up on the Romantic Comedy

5 August 2014 3:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In summers past, Hollywood used to give audiences a break from all the action-packed sequels targeted to teenage boys. Usually, that came in the form of counterprogramming known as the romantic comedy. For most of the late ’90s, Julia Roberts carried the genre: she opened 1997’s “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” which grossed nearly $300 million worldwide, against the disastrous “Batman and Robin.” She was also the star of such summertime hits as 1999’s “Notting Hill” ($364 million worldwide), “Runaway Bride” ($309 million) and 2001’s “America’s Sweethearts” ($138 million), which marked the end of her reign as the queen of romantic comedies.

One of the reasons that the summer of 2014 has been so catastrophic, with box office grosses down 18 percent, is the glut of indistinguishable product. Every movie, from “Transformers 4” to “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” feels like a photocopy of something that came before it. But the biggest profit margins aren’t »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Watch The International Trailer For Stephen Daldry’s Trash

4 August 2014 7:06 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Few filmmakers have the Oscar pedigree of Stephen Daldry, whose past works include Billy ElliotThe Hours, The Reader and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (all of which have been nominated for Best Picture and/or Best Director). And so, though his upcoming film Trash doesn’t yet have a U.S. release date, it would be foolhardy to count it out of this year’s awards race.

In the film, scripted by Richard Curtis (About Time), “three poverty-stricken boys who discover something unusual, mysterious, and dangerous in a city dump.” The latest trailer for Trash, released through Universal Pictures Brazil, certainly maintains the thrilling, adventurous vibe that the film’s first preview gave off.

Though I can honestly claim to understand less than one-fifth of this international trailer, the Slumdog Millionaire-esque tone and impressive visuals paint Trash as another fascinating work from Daldry. And with Rooney Mara and »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Four Weddings and a Funeral

1 August 2014 2:17 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

The romantic smash that perfectly blends wit, wit, wit with Wet Wet Wet stars Hugh Grant as a confirmed bachelor whose ideas about commitment change when he meets American beauty Andie MacDowell. With a champagne cast (Kristen Scott Thomas, Simon Callow, John Hannah, and the late Charlotte Coleman) throwing writer Richard Curtis's wonderfully colourful dialogue around like confetti, it's a truly happy occasion. »

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Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen Star in the International Trash Trailer From Director Stephen Daldry

31 July 2014 11:39 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I’m not sure where I come down on this Trash trailer, in part because I can only understand about 10% of it.  Universal Pictures Brazil has released an international trailer for the film, directed by Stephen Daldry and written by British rom-com maestro Richard Curtis.  In the film, “three poverty-stricken boys who discover something unusual, mysterious, and dangerous in a city dump.” The trailer has some slick visuals and a tone that reminds me of Slumdog Millionaire in the way that it places children in sort of a “safe” feeling criminal world.  Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara star alongside Wagner Moura (Elysium) and Selton MelloRickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis, and Gabriel Weinstein play the three young boys at the center of the mystery.  Hit the jump to check out the Trash trailer.  The film is based on the novel by Andy Mulligan.  There is no word yet on a U. »

- Evan Dickson

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BBFC launches 12A cinema advert

29 July 2014 5:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

British Board of Film Classification aims to increase public understanding of 12A rating after research revealed 27% of cinema-goers were unclear about its meaning.

The BBFC has created an advert to help increase awareness of what the 12A cinema rating means, which will screen in cinemas over the summer from Aug 1.

It follows research that suggested 27% of cinema-goers were unclear about the meaning of the certificate, despite a record number of films being rated 12A in 2013.

A total of 321 movies were given the classification in 2013, including The Hunger Games and Gravity, up from 234 in 2012.

A film rated 12A is generally suitable for children aged 12 and over, but a younger child may see the film if accompanied by an adult.

The advert reminds parents to check the BBFCinsight – which explains the key classification issues in a film – on the BBFC website for every 12A film before they take a child to see it.

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- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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BBFC launch 12A cinema advert

29 July 2014 5:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

British Board of Film Classification aims to increase public understanding of 12A rating after research revealed 27% of cinema-goers were unclear about its meaning.

The BBFC has created an advert to help increase awareness of what the 12A cinema rating means, which will screen in cinemas over the summer from Aug 1.

It follows research that suggested 27% of cinema-goers were unclear about the meaning of the certificate, despite a record number of films being rated 12A in 2013.

A total of 321 movies were given the classification in 2013, including The Hunger Games and Gravity, up from 234 in 2012.

A film rated 12A is generally suitable for children aged 12 and over, but a younger child may see the film if accompanied by an adult.

The advert reminds parents to check the BBFCinsight – which explains the key classification issues in a film – on the BBFC website for every 12A film before they take a child to see it.

BBFC Director »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Jane Linfoot's The Incident begins shoot

28 July 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Psychological drama stars Ruta Gedmintas, Tom Hughes and Tasha Connor.

Principal photography has commenced on The Incident (working title), a psychological drama that marks the debut feature of Jane Linfoot, a Screen International Star of Tomorrow in 2008.

Shooting will take place on location in Yorkshire over four weeks. 

The film centres on metropolitan couple Annabel (Ruta Gedmintas) and Joe (Tom Hughes), who cross paths with Lily (Tasha Connor), a troubled, vulnerable teen. Annabel and Joe’s decision to ignore Lily provokes an unsettling incident that disrupts the couple’s comfortable lives, forcing them to confront their shared guilt. 

Gedmintas is currently starring in new FX drama The Strain, created by Guillermo del Toro; Hughes starred in Cemetery Junction and more recently Richard Curtis’s About Time; and Connor recently finished filming X Plus Y alongside Asa Butterfield, Sally Hawkins and Eddie Marsan

Producers are Caroline Cooper Charles (Bunny and The Bull) and Sarada McDermott (Mrs Brown’s Boys »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Steven Moffat says Peter Jackson could direct 'Doctor Who'

25 July 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Not all science fiction news coming our way this week can be traced back to San Diego and Comic-Con, even if the news sounds perfect for that venue.  For instance, in a recent interview with SFX, Steven Moffat discussed the possibility that "Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson may one day direct an episode of "Doctor Who."  The long-running sci-fi series, which will return with new episodes—and a new Doctor—on August 23rd, has had a number of well known directors and writers in the past (recent names include Neil Gaiman and Richard Curtis).  Due to the time travelling nature of the show, there are multiple genres which it employs, that in turn lends itself to a broad array of directors. Speaking specifically of Jackson, "Doctor Who" executive producer Moffat states that Jackson's work on "The Hobbit" is currently stopping him from doing a "Who" episode but that, »

- HitFix Staff

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Check Out The First Trailer For Stephen Daldry’s Trash

22 July 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

We’ve heard very, very little about the latest film from Oscar favorite Stephen Daldry, who previously directed Billy ElliotThe HoursThe Reader and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (every film the director has been involved with has either been nominated for Best Director or Best Picture), but today brings the arrival of the first trailer for Trash, certainly a grittier and more unconventional venture from the helmer.

The movie, based on the book by Andy Mulligan, and scripted by About Time screenwriter Richard Curtis, tells the story of three street kids who survive by rummaging through a huge trash fill on the outskirts of a major city, searching through human waste and filth in hopes of finding food and other items necessary for their survival. One day, one of them finds a small leather bag with a wallet with some money and an ID card, a folded-up map, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Trailer released for Stephen Daldry’s Trash starring Rooney Mara

22 July 2014 12:18 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer for Trash, the new film by Stephen Daldry (The HoursBilly Elliot) and written by Richard Curtis (About Time) from the book by Andy Mulligan, has been released online, and you can view it below…

Build as a possible Oscar contender come awards season, Trash stars Rooney Mara (Her) and Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now) in a story of three street kids who survive by picking through a mostly human waste-filled garbage dump on the outskirts of a large city. One day, one of them finds a small leather bag with a wallet with some money and an ID card, a folded-up map, and a key. A police officer offers them a reward for this parcel but that makes them realize something’s amiss, and they decide to hang on to it. That decision puts them in danger and they’re soon on a mission, having to lie, »

- Scott Davis

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Watch: First Trailer For Stephen Daldry's 'Trash' Starring Rooney Mara

21 July 2014 3:06 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Here's the deal: if you see a trailer this week for a prestige, awards contender-seeming movie, the chances are you'll likely see it somewhere on the fall festival slate. And so, even though we weren't quite sure where Stephen Daldry's "Trash" would fit on the calendar, it's done, in the can, a trailer is here, and now you can see if the Oscar race is being shaken up. Based on the book by Andy Mulligan, with a script from Richard Curtis ("Love Actually," "About Time") and starring Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen and Wagner Moura along with newcomers Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis and Gabriel Weinstein, the story concerns three street kids who survive by picking through a mostly human waste-filled garbage dump on the outskirts of a large city. One day, one of them finds a small leather bag with a wallet with some money and an ID card, a folded-up map, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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First Trailer For Stephen Daldry’s ‘Trash’ Starring Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, and Wagner Moura

21 July 2014 2:39 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After a string of “prestige” (i.e. Oscar bait) features, director Stephen Daldry looks to be going off the beaten path a bit with his latest drama, Trash. Based on the novel of the same name by Andy Mulligan and scripted by Love Actually’s Richard Curtis, he shot fairly under-the-radar, on location in Brazil. Ahead of an international release this fall, the […] »

- Jordan Raup

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The HeyUGuys Instant Watching Guide – July 14th 2014

14 July 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

 

In a canny move surprising few, Amazon have gone and echoed a pattern Netflix began around a year ago and nabbed a series from the Us where they will add an episode each week the day after its Us broadcast. This practice worked well with Breaking Bad and From Dusk Till Dawn in the past year and the publicity it got could well be the reason why you might encounter so many people who are only now making their way through five seasons of Breaking Bad via Netflix. So the show in question which be all exclusive up in here is the new Steven Spielberg/Halle Berry joint called Extant.

I knew nothing about this show going in and that is perhaps the best way to view it. I’m not going to claim this is the new Lost or whatever at this point but the first episode was ‘promising »

- Chris Holt

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About Time

14 July 2014 2:34 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Richard 'Four Weddings in Notting Hill, Actually' Curtis writes and directs this typically cosy, tea-and-cardigans spin on Groundhog Day. At the age of 21, Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) learns from his father (Bill Nighy) that the men in his family have the ability to time travel. Tim seizes upon his newfound power to win the heart of American beauty Mary (Rachel McAdams). »

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Snowpiercer movie review: hunger train

10 July 2014 6:53 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Hauntingly grim, full of appalling ironies and awful truths. This is most definitely not the feel-good movie of the summer. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m a big Sf geek

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

There’s a reason why Snowpiercer — which could have, theoretically, easily been a centerpiece summer film for a major Hollywood studio — is getting handled with the timid kid gloves of an arthouse release by the industry, quietly dribbling into a few cinemas here and there instead of getting a big opening-weekend push out onto three thousand screens. It’s a reason that has a lot to do with what the film has to say about human nature, hope, despotism, and a revolutionary spirit that might want to counter that despotism. What Snowpiercer is about offers too harsh »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Patsy Byrne obituary

23 June 2014 10:09 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Versatile stage and TV actor loved for her role as Nursie in Blackadder

Talented young actors who wanted a classical career, but lacked the physical delicacy required of ingénues, used to be warned that Shakespeare had written few roles suited to a blunt woman: they might play Maria the housekeeper in Twelfth Night, yokel Audrey in As You Like It, and the big threat the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet. But Patsy Byrne, who has died aged 80, viewed the advice more as a promise than a menace.

She played Audrey for the RSC in 1961-62, an RSC Maria in 1960 and 1966, and had a go at the Nurse in a long forgotten 1976 television film. And her most memorable role, as Nursie in Blackadder II (1986), was so closely modelled on the R&J Nurse that writers Ben Elton and Richard Curtis should have paid Will royalties.

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- Veronica Horwell

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