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16 items from 2017


From ‘The Crown’ to ‘Darkest Hour,’ Wealth of Churchill Projects Signals Hunger for Leadership

24 May 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

On the big and small screens — from Netflix’s hit series “The Crown” to the upcoming Oscar season entry “Darkest Hour” — Winston Churchill is having a moment. The sheer number of current projects focused on the man who proved to be one of the most stalwart leaders in history is particularly noteworthy given the political unrest and upheaval sweeping the globe.

As the U.K. reels from last summer’s Brexit vote, as France regroups in the wake of an intensely polarized presidential runoff, and as President Trump courts controversy with every new pen stroke and tweet, film and television dramas have found inspiration in the individual who stood up to fascism when no one else would. It’s something actor John Lithgow, who stars as Churchill in “The Crown,” sees as a hunger for nobility in our leadership.

“All these projects were underway long before the storm clouds gathered, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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From ‘The Crown’ to ‘Darkest Hour,’ Wealth of Churchill Projects Signals Hunger for Leadership

24 May 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

On the big and small screens — from Netflix’s hit series “The Crown” to the upcoming Oscar season entry “Darkest Hour” — Winston Churchill is having a moment. The sheer number of current projects focused on the man who proved to be one of the most stalwart leaders in history is particularly noteworthy given the political unrest and upheaval sweeping the globe.

As the U.K. reels from last summer’s Brexit vote, as France regroups in the wake of an intensely polarized presidential runoff, and as President Trump courts controversy with every new pen stroke and tweet, film and television dramas have found inspiration in the individual who stood up to fascism when no one else would. It’s something actor John Lithgow, who stars as Churchill in “The Crown,” sees as a hunger for nobility in our leadership.

“All these projects were underway long before the storm clouds gathered,” Lithgow »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Readers' competition: win one of 15 double passes to a preview screening of Churchill

23 May 2017 11:27 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Transmission Films and Guardian Australia celebrate the release of Churchill, with the opportunity to win one of 15 double passes to a preview screening

Churchill, the new drama directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man), looks at the actions of the British wartime prime minister in the days before the 1944 D-day landings, at a time when his uncertainty over invading Normandy clashed with the gung-ho spirit of his political opponents.

Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity, Braveheart, Troy) stars as Sir Winston Churchill and Golden Globe-winner Miranda Richardson plays his headstrong wife Clementine, while Mad Men’s John Slattery makes for a spiky General Eisenhower.

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- Guardian Staff

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JFK’s White House Also Had One of Its Own Going Rogue With the Russians – The President’s Mother!

16 May 2017 10:03 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Trump administration isn’t the first to have unsanctioned dealings with Russia.

Amid reports that President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador to the White House – which he seemingly confirmed on Tuesday – the John F. Kennedy Library revealed that the former president once had to reprimand his own mother for tangling with the country’s leader.

According to the library, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy was collecting signatures from dignitaries and world leaders – like President Dwight D. Eisenhower – in 1962 when she reached out to then Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev for an autographed photo.

After Khrushchev obliged her request, »

- Lindsay Kimble

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New trailer for Churchill starring Brian Cox

3 May 2017 7:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, a new trailer has arrived online for the upcoming biographical drama Churchill., which is directed by Jonathan Teplitzky and stars Brian Cox as the legendary British wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill; watch it below after the official synopsis…

Churchill follows Britain’s iconic Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the days before the infamous D-Day landings in June 1944.  As allied forces stand on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe, they await Churchill’s decision on whether the invasion will actually move ahead. Fearful of repeating his mistakes from World War I on the beaches of Gallipoli, exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness, Churchill is also faced with constant criticism from his political opponents; General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery. Only the unflinching support of Churchill’s brilliant, unflappable wife Clementine can halt the »

- Amie Cranswick

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Brian Cox Prepares For Battle In New Trailer For Churchill

25 April 2017 10:52 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As one of the most iconic, intimidating figures in world history, Winston Churchill has been depicted in film many times. Played by actors ranging from Richard Burton to Albert Finney; from Christian Slater to Michael Gambon – the former British Prime Minister is as recognizable in fictionalizations as he is in real, historical footage. Though interest in his story has never really waned, there has been a notable surge in Churchill-based projects recently, with two heading for theatres this year. One is the more high profile Darkest Hours, starring Gary Oldman, and the other is Churchill, starring Brian Cox, which has had a new trailer released this week.

By the time of his passing in 1965, Sir Winston Churchill had been a prominent and influential British politician for half a century. The former British Army Officer served his government in trade, home affairs, and defence – as well as having held the »

- Sarah Myles

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New poster for Churchill featuring Brian Cox and Miranda Richardson

20 April 2017 8:27 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new UK poster has arrived online for director Jonathan Teplitzky’s upcoming biographical drama Churchill featuring Brian Cox as the legendary British wartime Prime Minister and Miranda Richardson as his wife Clementine; take a look below…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Churchill here

Churchill follows Britain’s iconic Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the days before the infamous D-Day landings in June 1944.  As allied forces stand on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe, they await Churchill’s decision on whether the invasion will actually move ahead. Fearful of repeating his mistakes from World War I on the beaches of Gallipoli, exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness, Churchill is also faced with constant criticism from his political opponents; General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery. Only the unflinching support of Churchill’s brilliant, unflappable wife Clementine can halt »

- Amie Cranswick

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Looking back at Oliver Stone's JFK

29 March 2017 2:29 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Robert Keeling Apr 19, 2017

Kevin Costner headlined an all-star cast in Oliver Stone's JFK. It was a film that led to an act of Congress being passed...

Oliver Stone’s epic conspiracy-thriller JFK, surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the case brought about by New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison in relation to his murder, was released in 1991 to an astonishing level of critical backlash. Even before JFK arrived in theatres it was being pilloried and attacked by many in the media. The attacks were kick-started by Washington Post correspondent George Lardner, an investigative reporter who wrote a piece called On the Set: Dallas In Wonderland; How Oliver Stone’s Version Of The Kennedy Assassination Exploits The Edge Of Paranoia, which was actually based solely on a leaked copy of Stone’s first draft of the script.

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First trailer for Churchill starring Brian Cox as the legendary British Prime Minister

21 March 2017 4:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lionsgate has released the first trailer for Churchill, the upcoming biopic of the legendary British wartime Prime Minister, which is directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man) and sees Brian Cox leading the cast alongside Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Ella Purnell, Richard Durden, Julian Wadman and James Purefoy. Take a look at the trailer here…

Churchill follows Britain’s iconic Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the days before the infamous D-Day landings in June 1944.  As allied forces stand on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe, they await Churchill’s decision on whether the invasion will actually move ahead. Fearful of repeating his mistakes from World War I on the beaches of Gallipoli, exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness, Churchill is also faced with constant criticism from his political opponents; General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery. Only the unflinching support of Churchill’s brilliant, »

- Gary Collinson

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First look images from Churchill starring Brian Cox

16 March 2017 2:08 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Entertainment Weekly has debuted three first look images for the upcoming biographical drama Churchill featuring Brian Cox as the legendary British wartime Prime Minister, Miranda Richardson as his wife Clementine, and John Slattery as future Us President, General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, the film follows Winston Churchill in the 48 hours leading up to D-Day; take a look below…

May 23rd, 1944: as tensions mount in the 48-hours preceding D-Day, the now-beleaguered Prime Minister Winston Churchill, played by Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy, X-Men 2, Zodiac, War & Peace, Troy), must prepare a final attempt to crush Hitler’s encroaching army. With the entire War effort ultimately hinging on this decision, the stakes have never been higher. As the Wartime leader clashes with his generals, tension builds with the Americans, and Churchill must wrestle his inner-demons in order to navigate the Allies to victory.

Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter, Testament of Youth »

- Amie Cranswick

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Oscars: What Should Have Won – JFK for Best Picture over The Silence of the Lambs

10 February 2017 1:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Graeme Robertson on why JFK should have won Best Picture at the 64th Academy Awards…

The Oscars celebrating the best of 1991 was a little more business as usual when compared to the stellar line-up of a year like the 1976 nominations. We had some good films, but not many that would go on to be iconic. The winner for Best Picture at this ceremony was The Silence of the Lambs, a win that I love because it demonstrated that even horror films could be Oscar worthy – and don’t go saying it’s a thriller, it’s a horror film. End of story.

However, while I love The Silence of the Lambs and the actors were more than deserving of their statuettes, I still feel that it wasn’t deserving of the top award.

In my view, the film that deserved the award was Oliver Stone’s controversial political thriller JFK. »

- Graeme Robertson

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Responds to Trump ‘Apprentice’ Diss: ‘Why Don’t We Switch Jobs’

2 February 2017 7:26 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Arnold Schwarzenegger was quick to respond after President Donald Trump mocked him and the “Apprentice” ratings while speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday morning.

“Hey Donald, I have a great idea: Why don’t we switch jobs?” Schwarzenegger suggested in a video posted to Twitter. “You take over TV because you’re such an expert in ratings, and I take over your job, so then people can finally sleep comfortably again.”

Schwarzenegger’s message was in response to Trump saying that when he ran for president “they hired a big, big movie star” to take his place on “The Apprentice.”

“And we know how that turned out,” he said also calling out producer Mark Burnett. “The ratings went right down the tubes, it’s been a total disaster. And Mark [Burnett] will never, ever bet against Trump again.”

Trump said with a laugh, “I want to just pray for Arnold if we can — for those ratings.”

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- Seth Kelley

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Brian Cox’s D-Day Drama ‘Churchill’ Set for U.S. Release in June

20 January 2017 7:06 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cohen Media Group has acquired all distribution rights in the U.S. to Brian Cox’s “Churchill,” a drama about Winston Churchill and the D-Day invasion of Europe.

Cmg is planning a theatrical release for June to coincide with the 73rd anniversary of the 1944 invasion. Miranda Richardson and John Slattery also star in “Churchill,” directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (“The Railway Man”) from a script by Alex von Tunzelmann.

The film is set in June, 1944, as a million Allied forces are assembled on the south coast of England on the brink of the greatest invasion in history with the landing on the beaches of Normandy, France – the first step in the campaign to free Europe from Nazi Germany. But Churchill fears that if the invasion fails, history will remember him chiefly as an architect of carnage.

Richardson co-stars as Churchill’s wife, Clementine and Slattery (“Mad Men”) portrays General Dwight D. Eisenhower, »

- Dave McNary

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‘Churchill’ Acquired By Cohen Media Group To Bow On D-Day Anniversary

20 January 2017 1:00 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Cohen Media Group has acquired U.S. rights to Churchill, a new drama about Winston Churchill and the 1944 D-Day invasion that turned the tide of World War II in Europe. The plan is to release the Jonathan Teplitzky-directed pic in June, coinciding with the invasion’s anniversary. Brian Cox stars as Churchill and Miranda Richardson is his wife, Clementine. John Slattery plays Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, and James Purefoy, Ella Purnell and Julian… »

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Ex-Inauguration Announcer Charlie Brotman Scores New Gig After Trump Dumps Him (Video)

10 January 2017 12:30 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_y7ucmgy8"]] Longtime inaugural announcer Charlie Brotman is pissed Donald Trump fired him from the post he's held for 60 years, but tells us he'll still be working come Jan. 20. The 89-year-old announcer, who's Mc'd presidential inaugurations since Dwight D. Eisenhower, said he thought about suicide when he found out Trump gave him the boot. We're happy to report ... Charlie's bouncing back, and will have a new gig on the big day. It's not as prestigious as being »

- TMZ Staff

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Trump Benches ‘Heartbroken’ 89-Year-Old Inaugural Parade Announcer Who’s Done All Since Eisenhower

9 January 2017 1:48 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

An 89-year-old man who has announced every inauguration parade since Dwight D. Eisenhower’s second term in 1956 is “heartbroken” after President-elect Donald Trump benched him in favor of a new lead announcer.

Charles Brotman told CNN‘s Carol Costello on Monday that he thought he “was going to commit suicide” when he first read an email from the Trump transition team telling him he would not be the announcer at the president-elect’s inauguration on Jan. 20.

“I looked at my email, then I got the shock of my life,” Brotman said. “I felt like Muhammad Ali had hit me in the stomach. »

- Tierney McAfee

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