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Gary Oldman to Receive Maltin Modern Master Award at Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Gary Oldman to Receive Maltin Modern Master Award at Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Gary Oldman will be honored with the Maltin Modern Master Award at the 33rd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Oldman will be presented with the award on Feb. 2, 2018 for his longstanding contributions to the film industry culminating with Focus Features’ “Darkest Hour,” in which Oldman plays Winston Churchill. Leonard Maltin will return to moderate the evening for the 27th time.

Gary Oldman has dazzled audiences for decades with an array of brilliant performances,” said Maltin. “With ‘Darkest Hour,’ he has once again proven that he is a force to be reckoned with, and a true master of his craft.”

Darkest Hour” takes place during the early days of World War II, as the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds. Directed by Joe Wright from a screenplay by Anthony McCarten, the film also
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Darkest Hour Movie Review

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Darkest Hour Movie Review
Darkest Hour Focus Features Director: Joe Wright Written by: Anthony McCarten Cast: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn, Lilly James, Ronald Pickup, Stephen Dillane Screened at: NYC Opens: November 22, 2017 Consider this: “Never give in – never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to […]

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Four New Character Posters Arrive For Joe Wright’s ‘Darkest Hour’

Working Title Films have released four new UK posters for their upcoming Winston Churchill movie Darkest Hour, which is set to arrive in cinemas in January 2018. Gary Oldman leads the cast of the film, which also features the work of Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James and Ben Mendelsohn. The four new promos are character posters for the movie, featuring the likes of Oldman, Scott Thomas, James and co-star Stephen Dillane. You can check out the new Darkest Hour posters below.

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals,
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Darkest Hour gets a series of character posters

With just a month to go until it arrives in Us cinemas, five character posters have been released for the upcoming biographical drama Darkest Hour featuring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, Kristin Scott Thomas as Clementine Churchill, Ben Mendelsohn as King George VI, Lily James as Elizabeth Layton, and Stephen Dillane as Viscount Halifax; check them out here…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Darkest Hour here

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the
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‘The Simpsons’: ’Game of Thrones’ to ‘Lord of the Rings,’ Every Fantasy Reference in the Packed Premiere

‘The Simpsons’: ’Game of Thrones’ to ‘Lord of the Rings,’ Every Fantasy Reference in the Packed Premiere
Even though “Game of Thrones” fans are in for a very long hiatus before its final season, “The Simpsons” filled the void by paying homage to HBO’s fantasy epic on Sunday night. The animated series’ Season 29 premiere is set in an alternate world called “The Serfsons,” in which fantasy references abound from popular TV shows, movies, novels, video games, and RPGs.

First, it’s important to make the distinction between any general Medieval or fantasy reference and an actual homage to actual properties like “Lord of the Rings” or “Game of Thrones.” Even though J.R.R. Tolkien is accepted as the father of modern fantasy (high fantasy specifically), he did not invent the genre, and therefore many hallmarks of the genre – such as flying fire-breathing dragons – seen in the episode are not credited to any particular source.
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‘The Simpsons’: ’Game of Thrones’ to ‘Lord of the Rings,’ Every Fantasy Reference in the Packed Premiere

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‘The Simpsons’: ’Game of Thrones’ to ‘Lord of the Rings,’ Every Fantasy Reference in the Packed Premiere
Even though “Game of Thrones” fans are in for a very long hiatus before its final season, “The Simpsons” filled the void by paying homage to HBO’s fantasy epic on Sunday night. The animated series’ Season 29 premiere is set in an alternate world called “The Serfsons,” in which fantasy references abound from popular TV shows, movies, novels, video games, and RPGs.

First, it’s important to make the distinction between any general Medieval or fantasy reference and an actual homage to actual properties like “Lord of the Rings” or “Game of Thrones.” Even though J.R.R. Tolkien is accepted as the father of modern fantasy (high fantasy specifically), he did not invent the genre, and therefore many hallmarks of the genre – such as flying fire-breathing dragons – seen in the episode are not credited to any particular source.

Read More:The 20 Best Animated TV Shows of the 21st Century, Ranked

To the best of IndieWire’s knowledge,
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World War II drama Darkest Hour gets two new trailers

Following yesterday’s poster [take a look here], two new trailers have now arrived online for director Joe Wright’s upcoming biographical drama Darkest Hour which stars Gary Oldman as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill; watch them below…

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds. Directed by Joe Wright, Darkest Hour is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which
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Gary Oldman Commands as Churchill in Second 'Darkest Hour' Trailer

"You have the full weight of the world on your shoulders." Focus Features has debuted the second trailer for Joe Wright's Darkest Hour, the second film this year about Winston Churchill (the other one is called Churchill starring Brian Cox). This film already played at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals to some rave reviews, especially for the lead performance by Gary Oldman under heavy prosthetic as Winston Churchill. The focus in this film is on Churchill's first few days as Prime Minister, deciding whether or not to agree to a peace treaty with Nazi Germany or fight back and rally the troops waiting in Dunkirk. The cast includes Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Stephen Dillane, Kristin Scott Thomas, Charley Palmer Rothwell, Ronald Pickup, Nicholas Jones, Hannah Steele, and Jeremy Child. This is a slick trailer that ratchets up the intensity and shows how powerful Oldman is as Churchill.
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Watch The Brand New Trailer For ‘Darkest Hour’

Universal Pictures has unleashed the brand new trailer for the upcoming true story Darkest Hour, which stars Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill. The new trailer comes following the debut of the three new one-sheet posters that appeared online just yesterday.

Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (BAFTA-Award® winner Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation.

As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a sceptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, and Ben Mendelsohn

are also
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Gary Oldman is Winston Churchill! Check Out the New Trailer for Darkest Hours

Focus Features will release Darkest Hour in select cities on November 22, 2017

This new trailer looks amazing:

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds. Directed by Joe Wright, Darkest Hour is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which Churchill’s courage to lead changed the course of world history.

Darkest Hour is directed by Joe Wright and stars Gary Oldman,
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Two new posters for Darkest Hour featuring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill

With a new trailer set to arrive tomorrow, Universal Pictures and Focus Features have unveiled two posters for Darkest Hour, the acclaimed World War II drama starring Gary Oldman as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

See Also: Watch the first trailer for Darkest Hour

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds. Directed by Joe Wright, Darkest Hour is the
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Tiff Review: ‘Mary Shelley’ Doesn’t Breath Life into the ‘Frankenstein’ Author’s Story

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With just about 15 minutes or so left in its 120-minute running time, Mary Shelley comes alive. We’ve dispensed with the rote upbringing, finally moved past the surprisingly dull courtship and long-term companionship with Percy Shelley, and suffered various societal and economic indignities. Now, at last, we have arrived at the moment of conception — the birth of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. Little time, sadly, is spent on the actual writing of the book. But watching what came after — a sour-grapes-ish judgment from Percy, rejection from publishers, and, finally, “anonymous” authorship and critical and commercial success — is utterly fascinating. A scene set in her father’s bookstore featuring beard-y gentlemen praising the text leads to an appropriate romantic reunion, and then … Mary Shelley is over, save some end notes explaining the author’s fate.

The problem with Haifaa Al Mansour’s follow-up to the lovely Wadjda — noteworthy as the first
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‘Mary Shelley’ Review: Elle Fanning Sparkles Inside a Lifeless Biopic — Tiff

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‘Mary Shelley’ Review: Elle Fanning Sparkles Inside a Lifeless Biopic — Tiff
For a film that chronicles the rise of a creator obsessed with reanimating the dead, “Mary Shelley” is utterly lifeless. It contains a sparkling and startlingly raw performance by Elle Fanning, but Haifaa Al-Mansour’s disappointing followup to her remarkable “Wadjda” doesn’t push beyond paint-by-numbers biopic posturing, with revelations as insightful as the “Frankenstein” author’s Wikipedia page. The film documents the portion of Shelley’s life dominated by her romance with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and meanders toward the subsequent creation of her signature novel. As the budding writer hammers away at her craft, the film’s own structure and style weaken into nothing more than a thin fever dream.

Heightened emotions rule “Mary Shelley”; even the earliest moments of Shelley’s life saw tremendous tragedy. We first meet young Mary (then Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin) as she dawdles by her long-dead mother’s gravesite, her lone place of respite and calm — entirely weird,
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Toronto Film Review: ‘Mary Shelley’

Toronto Film Review: ‘Mary Shelley’
Haifaa Al-Mansour became the toast of the international film community in 2012 when her first feature, “Wadjda,” became not only the first feature film from a female Saudi director, but also the first feature to be shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, period. But what often went missing from the media coverage of the time was the fact that even aside from all those historic firsts, “Wadjda” was first and foremost simply a wonderful film, announcing a talented new director with a unique vision. For her second feature, “Mary Shelley,” Al-Mansour makes an admirably bold left turn into British period biopic, tackling the early life of the “Frankenstein” author, and unfortunately much of her style is diluted in the attempt. Impressively shot and suffused with a righteous feminist fire, the film is undercut by a confused and clunky script and a fundamental lack of thematic focus, turning an extraordinary story into didactic and disjointed melodrama.

It
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First look at Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce in Outlaw King

To mark the start of principal photography on Outlaw King, Netflix has released a first look image of Chris Pine as Scottish King Robert the Bruce in the historical epic. The film sees Pine reuniting with the Hell or High Water director David Mackenzie, and features a cast that also includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh, Tony Curran, Stephen Dillane, and Billy Howle; take a look below…

“I am so happy to have the opportunity to dig deep into the story of Robert the Bruce and to discover some of the truths that often get obscured by legend,” commented director David Mackenzie. “This is my sixth feature film shot in Scotland and autumn is my favourite time of year to shoot so I am excited to bring this film to light in the beautiful Scottish elements – come rain, shine, storm or snow. I am proud that our little Glasgow based production company,
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First Look at Chris Pine in Netflix's Outlaw King

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First Look at Chris Pine in Netflix's Outlaw King
Netflix announced that principal photography has begun in the UK on director David Mackenzie's Outlaw King. An epic, period drama about the legendary King of Scots Robert the Bruce, the film reunites director David Mackenzie with Chris Pine following the Academy Award&#174 nominated Hell or High Water. Pine stars as Robert The Bruce, alongside Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals), Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth), Tony Curran (Sons of Anarchy), Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones) and Billy Howle (Dunkirk). The feature film is produced by long time filmmaking partners David Mackenzie and Gillian Berrie via their production company Sigma Films, and Richard Brown and Steve Golin of Anonymous Content.

The screenplay written by Mackenzie (Young Adam), Bash Doran (Boardwalk Empire), James MacInnes, Mark Bomback and renowned Scottish playwright David Harrower takes place over the extraordinary historic year when Robert the Bruce fights to regain control having been crowned King of Scots, only
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First Look At Chris Pine In Netflix’s ‘Outlaw King’

Netflix has released a first look photo of Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce in the upcoming period drama Outlaw King, as principal photography gets underway in the UK. With Tony Curran (Sons of Anarchy) and Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones) now among the cast, the film reunites director David Mackenzie with Pine following the Academy Award nominated Hell or High Water. Also starring are Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh, and Billy Howle. The feature film is produced by…
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First Look At Chris Pine In Netflix’s ‘Outlaw King’

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First Look At Chris Pine In Netflix’s ‘Outlaw King’
Netflix has released a first look photo of Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce in the upcoming period drama Outlaw King, as principal photography gets underway in the UK. With Tony Curran (Sons of Anarchy) and Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones) now among the cast, the film reunites director David Mackenzie with Pine following the Academy Award nominated Hell or High Water. Also starring are Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh, and Billy Howle. The feature film is produced by…
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‘Darkest Hour’ Critical Roundup: Reviewers Praise Gary Oldman, Who Could Be Winning an Oscar

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‘Darkest Hour’ Critical Roundup: Reviewers Praise Gary Oldman, Who Could Be Winning an Oscar
Darkest Hour” premiered at Telluride yesterday, and the first round of reviews of Joe Wright’s Winston Churchill biopic are highly enthusiastic — especially when it comes to Gary Oldman’s lead performance. IndieWire’s Anne Thompson calls him “the one to beat for Best Actor,” while David Ehrlich says the film is “as rousing and ferocious as Winston Churchill was himself.” Here’s what others have to say.

Read More:‘Darkest Hour’ Review: Gary Oldman Makes Joe Wright’s Biopic as Rousing and Ferocious as Winston Churchill Was Himself

Variety’s Peter Debruge singles out Wright for praise:

“Wright is both a virtuoso filmmaker and a natural showman, interpreting the screenplay as no other director could have possibly imagined it. Since his very first feature, 2005’s ‘Pride & Prejudice,’ he has been reinventing the rules of how period pieces ought to be shot, and ‘Darkest Hour’ is no different.”

Todd McCarthy
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‘Game of Thrones’: Gendry Is Back! Here’s the Most Insane Theory Explaining Why He Returned

‘Game of Thrones’: Gendry Is Back! Here’s the Most Insane Theory Explaining Why He Returned
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Game of Thrones” Season 7, Episode 5, “Eastwatch.”]

On Sunday night, at long last “Game of Thrones” saw fit to bring back everyone’s favorite blacksmith, Gendry (Joe Dempsie).

It turns out that the bastard has been hiding out in Flea Bottom, one of the poorer districts of King’s Landing, working in a small forge. The last time Gendry was on screen was four seasons ago when he escaped from Dragonstone in a rowboat provided by Ser Davos (Liam Cunningham). Hence, the joke Davos told upon arrival, ”Wasn’t sure I’d find you here. Thought you still might be rowing.”

Gendry’s History

In Season 1, Gendry’s status as the bastard son of King Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy) meant that he had to flee King’s Landing once Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) ascended the throne and decided to have all of Robert’s bastards killed. Among the group of people he’s traveling with to join the Night’s Watch,
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