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Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, and Emma Watson Among 2014 Britannia Awards Recipients

18 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) has announced that Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Mike Leigh and Dame Judi Dench are among the first honorees of this year’s Jaguar Britannia Awards ceremony. Each year, BAFTA Los Angeles honors "individuals who have dedicated their careers to advancing the art forms of the moving image in the U.S., U.K. and beyond." Hosted by Rob Brydon ("The Trip to Italy"), who returns for his second consecutive year, the award ceremony will take place on Oct. 30, 2014 and air on BBC America the evening of Sunday, Nov. 2. Folks might remember last year's broadcast, when Sacha Baron Cohen caused a stir after pushing a wheelchair-bound old lady off stage as he accepted the Charlie Chaplin Award for Excellence in Comedy: Since 1989, when James Bond producer Albert "Cubby" Broccoli earned the first Britannia award, BAFTA »

- Matt Patches

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Stephen Daldry’s ‘Trash’ To Close Rio Festival

6 September 2014 12:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Stephen Daldry’s Universal-distribbed “Trash,” his awaited venture into Brazilian filmmaking and teen-thriller territory, will close the 2014 Rio de Janeiro Festival on Oct. 7.

Trash” stars Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen and Brazil’s Wagner Moura (“Elite Troop”) plus actor-director Selton Mello (“The Clown”).

The gala screening will mark “Trash’s” world premiere, a matter of import for Oscar pundits given Daldry’s Academy Award track record: “Billy Elliot,” “The Hours” and “The Reader” all snagged Best Director noms, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” made the Best Picture cut.

Written by Richard Curtis and Felipe Braga, “Trash” also reps Daldry’s first teen adventure thriller, and a pioneering Brazil, U.K. co-production which melds top echelon talent from Brazil and the U.K. while staking out Brazil as its home market.

An adaptation of Brit Andy Mulligan’s novel, and set on a massive landfill outside Rio, “Trash” is produced by London’s »

- John Hopewell

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Toronto: Sex Fetish Comedy to Shock Audiences with Rape Scene

4 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Australian comedy “The Little Death” begins with a shot of a woman in bed asking her boyfriend a startling question. “I want you to rape me,” she says. He’s horrified, but she explains that it’s a fantasy she’s long harbored and outlines specific instructions for him. This leads to a scene later in the story that’s so alarming it caused audiences to walk out of the movie’s premiere at the Sydney Film Festival in June.

The film’s writer-director-star Josh Lawson is prepared for a similar response when “The Little Death” screens at the Toronto Film Festival this week. Lawson, the actor who plays Doug on Showtime’s “House of Lies,” got the idea for his movie — a series of six vignettes (a la “Love Actually”) about couples with various sexual fetishes — from a dinner party conversation several years ago.

“One of the girls »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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TWC takes Roald Dahl's Esio Trot for Us

2 September 2014 6:36 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Weinstein Company has picked up the Us rights to Roald Dahl adaptation Esio Trot as it continues to pepper its TV slate with UK shows.

Harvey Weinstein’s firm has secured all rights except theatrical in the Us for the Richard Curtis-penned 90-minute drama, which stars Dustin Hoffman, Judi Dench and James Corden and will air this Christmas in the UK on BBC1.

The Weinstein Company has acquired the show from Red Arrow International, which represents the Endor Productions show.

Esio Trot, an adaptation of the children’s book written by Dahl in 1990, tells the story of a shy elderly man who harbours a secret passion for his neighbour while she lavishes all of her affection on her pet tortoise Alfie.

Red Arrow International senior vice president of North America Caroline Kusser struck the deal with The Weinstein Company’s president and managing director, Europe, production, acquisitions and TV, Robert Walak, evp of »

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Weinsteins Board Dustin Hoffman Starrer ‘Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot’

2 September 2014 1:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — The Weinstein Company has taken all non-theatrical rights in the U.S. to Red Arrow Intl.’s “Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot,” which stars Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench.

Dearbhla Walsh (“Little Dorrit”) directed the 90-minute film, which was commissioned by the BBC and produced by Hilary Bevan Jones (“The Girl in the Café”) at Red Arrow’s Endor Prods.

Richard Curtis (“Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Love Actually”) and Paul Mayhew-Archer (“The Vicar of Dibley”) adapted Roald Dahl’s story, which centers on Mr. Hoppy (Hoffman) and his ingenious plot to win the heart of his neighbor, Mrs. Silver (Dench), involving a cryptic riddle and more than a hundred tortoises.

TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein commented: “Roald Dahl is one of the most revered children’s authors in history, so needless to say we’re delighted to be on board with this project. Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench will »

- Leo Barraclough

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Notes from a Romantic Realist

28 August 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

“How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot!

The world forgetting, by the world forgot.

Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!

Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d”

Alexander Pope

This writer is no romantic. As much as a need exists for romantic comedies there are few capable of breaching my cynical defences; less still which bear repeat viewing. Thankfully there are those who cater to the romantic realist, striking a balance between the fluff of Ephron and flim-flam which is Richard Curtis. Those are the ones I return to because few people intellectualise love like Allen in Annie Hall, while Kaufman’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is both love letter and warning shot for the unwary.

My primary reason for revisiting is simply one of fascination. Love is defined by scientists as a chemical reaction built through the sharing of collective experience. In filmic terms »

- Gary Collinson

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First Trailer For Stephen Daldry’s ‘Trash’ Starring Rooney Mara

28 August 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The FIFA World Cup promoted a colourful and spirited Brazil, but Trash introduces us to the darker side of life in the Rio slums, but this latest trailer provides a heart-racing and exhilarating introduction to Stephen Daldry’s latest project.

This subtle look is an introduction into a dark and corrupt world that draws in two young boys looking for a chance to escape their trash-picking lives. 

Trash stars Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen & Wagner Moura. It’s directed by Stephen Daldry, written by Richard Curtis and opens in UK cinemas on 30th January 2015.

Check out the trailer below:

Trash tells the story of two trash-picking boys from Rio’s slums find a wallet in 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 »

- Ciham Messouki

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Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon: Day 8 - HitFix Picks

27 August 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

[As you probably already know, starting on Thursday, August 21, Fxx is running the Every Simpsons Ever Marathon, running through all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons," plus "The Simpsons Movie." To aid in your viewing process, Team HitFix is selecting our favorite episodes from each day, plus an episode or two that you can skip and use as a bathroom or nap break.] And then there were only two. Day 8 of Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon takes us from "The Regina Monologues" to "The Italian Bob," or from early in Season 15 through to early in Season 17.  Honestly, I think that some of these are mighty funny installments for a show that went past its 350th episode in this period, but there's no question that a fair amount of repetitiveness had set in here and an impressive number of plots feel either cribbed from earlier shows, or at least siblings to earlier plots. I mean... Homer gets an Rv again! Sideshow Bob tries to kill Bart a couple times! The Simpsons go to... Italy and England and China! Perhaps that's why we're now just down to me and Sepinwall and Katie Hasty giving recommendations. But don't worry, we offered five up good episodes and I added two episodes that you can skip, though I »

- Daniel Fienberg, Alan Sepinwall and Katie Hasty

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New Trailer For Trash Looks Like A Brazilian Slumdog Millionaire

27 August 2014 2:46 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If your film is named Trash, it better be pretty great, or it will instantly be fodder for reviewers upon release. The good news is that Stephen Daldry’s latest effort, starring Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen and three newcomers who could have a bright future in Hollywood, looks terrific, a mix of gritty slum story and inspirational drama. In other words, this could be the new Slumdog Millionaire and it already comes from a director who has danced with Oscar nominations before.

Trash could also easily be up for foreign language film at this year’s Academy Awards, since 80 percent of it is in Portuguese (the rest is in English). The film is based off a best-selling novel by Andy Mulligan, which follows three kids living in a Rio slum who find a wallet filled with money and valuables connecting to officials in power. When the police show up to »

- Jordan Adler

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Trailer for Trash

27 August 2014 7:18 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Coming from director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Reader), I have a strong feeling Trash is going to feature heavily when the upcoming Oscar race goes into full swing. Adapted from Andy Mulligan's novel of the same name by Richard Curtis (Love Actually), the movie follows three boys (Rickson Tevez, Luis Eduardo, and Gabriel Weinstein) who survive in the slums of Rio picking through trash. When they find a wallet sought after by some very bad man, they are propelled on the adventure of their young lives, uncovering a dangerous conspiracy along the way. Also starring Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara, Trash does show the promise of a compelling, and the young actors at the heart of the story will no doubt tug at audiences heart strings. Released: 30th January 2015 (Irl/U.K.)/ ? (U.S.) »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Rooney Mara helps start a revolution in 'Trash' trailer

27 August 2014 6:54 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Though Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen are the big names in Stephen Daldry’s Trash, a new trailer highlights Eduardo Luis, Gabriel Weinstein, and Rickson Tevez. All three are making their screen debuts in the film, playing the three boys who are led on an adventure after finding important items in the landfill where they work.

Though Andy Mulligan’s novel on which the movie was based wasn’t set in a particular location, Daldry (whose other tale of youth, Billy Elliot, is being touted in the trailer) filmed Trash in Rio, and, per Variety, the movie is 80 percent in Portuguese and 20 percent in English. »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Watch: New Trailer For 'Trash' Starring Rooney Mara Starts A Revolution

27 August 2014 5:22 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

“It’s a country I feel in love with, they believe in change…and they believe in their country,” Stephen Daldry told Screen Daily about Brazil, the setting of his upcoming "Trash." And certainly, the filmmaker rolled up his sleeves and dove right in, casting three kids —Rickson Teves, Eduardo Luis and Gabriel Weinstein— who had never been on camera before to star in his film alongside Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen and Wagner Moura.  A new international trailer has arrived for the picture, indicating a sun-baked, uplifting, and energetic drama. Penned by Richard Curtis ("War Horse," "Love Actually"), and based on the novel by Andy Mulligan, the story follows two boys living in the slums who stumble across a wallet full of cash while trash-picking in the local dump. With a reward out for its return, the pair team up with a friend to discover why the wallet is so important, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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First Trailer For Trash Arrives Online

27 August 2014 4:58 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Would it be reductive to call Stephen Daldry's Trash a sort of Slumdog Brazil-ionaire? Going by this trailer, we can expect some of the same atmosphere thanks to the energetic young leads here, the impossible odds and a note of optimism that runs throughout despite the threats of violence. Take a look below and see what you think. brightcove.createExperiences();The film centres on three young friends, Raphael (Rickson Teves), Gardo (Eduardo Luis) and Rato (Gabriel Weinstein), who find a wallet in the dump where they pick through rubbish all day. Its contents threaten to expose a huge conspiracy, putting the trio in the firing line of some huge and potentially deadly forces. One shot here even echoes City Of God, so it has big shoes to fill.{Trash Images}Offering support are Martin Sheen's disillusioned priest and his assistant, played by Rooney Mara. It's adapted from Andy Mulligan »

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Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen in the first trailer for Trash

27 August 2014 4:40 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first trailer for Stephen Daldry's Trash has been unveiled.

The film, a big-screen adaptation of Andy Mulligan's novel, centres on two trash-picking boys from the Rio slums who find a wallet that changes their lives forever.

Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura, Selton Mello, Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis and Gabriel Weinstein feature in the cast for Trash, which was written by Richard Curtis.

Trash will open in UK cinemas on January 30. »

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Rooney Mara Fights For Justice In New Trailer For ‘Trash’

27 August 2014 4:15 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After a subtitle-free look at the next film from Stephen Daldry (The Hours, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close), today we have a new trailer that will give one a much better sense of what’s in store for Trash. Based on the novel of the same name by Andy Mulligan and scripted by Love Actually’s Richard Curtis, the film tracks three […] »

- Jordan Raup

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Katie Holmes plays teacher turned gun-toting vigilante in Miss Meadows

21 August 2014 8:03 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Katie Holmes stars as a gun-toting teacher-turned-vigilante in the first trailer for Miss Meadows.

The 35-year-old actress plays a seemingly prim primary school teacher who secretly turns to violence to serve justice and restore peace in her leafy American neighborhood.

The drama, which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, was written and directed by Karen Leigh Hopkins and co-stars Iron Man 3 actor James Badge Dale.

Dale stars as a dubious sheriff who doesn't believe that a woman could be capable of Miss Meadows's string of crimes.

"There are bad people in the world, and they shouldn't be around the good people... especially the little ones", Holmes can be heard saying in the promo.

The dramatic trailer also sees Holmes's character aiming her gun at a criminal holding up a restaurant, before bidding him a softly whispered "tooda-loo".

Miss Meadows will be released in the Us »

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Check Out New Poster For ‘Trash’ Starring Rooney Mara

20 August 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | 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

20 August 2014 3:16 AM, PDT | 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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