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First look at Gemma Arterton and Elizabeth Debicki in Vita & Virginia

A first look image has arrived online for the upcoming romantic period drama Vita & Virginia featuring Elizabeth Debicki and Gemma Arterton as Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville West; take a look at the image here…

Vita & Virginia’ is the true story of the passionate relationship between literary trailblazer Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki), and the enigmatic aristocrat Vita Sackville West (Gemma Arterton). The film tells the story of the birth of the novel their intoxicating encounters inspired; Woolf’s bold experiment in art and androgyny, ‘Orlando’.

When their paths cross, the magnetic Vita decides the beguiling, stubborn and gifted Virginia will be her next conquest, no matter the cost. The film is a celebration of their unconventional bond; a vivid exploration of gender, sexuality, creativity and passion. ‘Vita & Virginia’ is a love story, told in a contemporary style, about two women – two writers – who smashed through social barriers to find solace in their forbidden connection.
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AFM First Look: Elizabeth Debicki, Gemma Arterton in ‘Vita & Virginia’

AFM First Look: Elizabeth Debicki, Gemma Arterton in ‘Vita & Virginia’
Protagonist Pictures has released a first look at “Vita & Virginia,” currently in post-production. Protagonist is handling worldwide sales for the drama at American Film Market. “Vita & Virginia,” which stars Elizabeth Debicki as writer Viginia Woolf and Gemma Arterton as Vita Sackville West, follows the passionate relationship of the literary pair from the Bloomsbury set.

The film, set in the 1920s, is based on the relationship between the women, when Sackville West pursues Woolf, no matter the cost. The filmmakers characterize the films as a “timeless love story, told in a contemporary style, about two women who smashed through social barriers to find solace in their forbidden connection.”

Chanya Button directs from a script she co-wrote with Eileen Atkins. Pic also stars Isabella Rossellini, Rupert Penry-Jones and Peter Ferdinando. Evangelo Kioussis for Mirror Prods. and Katie Holly for Blinder Films produce. Executive producers are Simon Baxter, Christopher Figg, Nicolas Sampson, Norman Merry, Dave Bishop and Gemma Arterton.
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Elizabeth Debicki and Isabella Rossellini join Gemma Arterton in Vita & Virginia

Protagonist Pictures has announced that Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) and Isabella Rossellini (Blue Velvet) have joined Gemma Arterton (The Girl with All the Gifts) in the upcoming period drama Vita & Virginia, based on the love letters of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West.

Arterton will take on the role of socialite Vita Sackville-West, with Debicki portraying Virginia Woolf (a role that was originally reported to be filled by Eva Green). The film will also feature Rupert Penry-Jones (The Strain) and Peter Ferdinando (Ghost in the Shell).

“Vita & Virginia will be a fresh, provocative study of creativity, passion, sex and sexuality; and it offers an exciting opportunity to bring the story behind the creation of Orlando, one of Virginia Woolf’s greatest works to life in a bold, vivid, contemporary way,” states director Chanya Button. “With my lifelong passion for Woolf’s writing, it is a great privilege
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Elizabeth Debicki & Isabella Rossellini Join ‘Vita & Virginia’; Thunderbird Takes UK Rights

Elizabeth Debicki & Isabella Rossellini Join ‘Vita & Virginia’; Thunderbird Takes UK Rights
Elizabeth Debicki and Isabella Rossellini have joined Gemma Arterton in period drama Vita & Virginia based on the love letters of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West. Shooting starts in September in Ireland on the sophomore feature from Chanya Button (Burn, Burn, Burn). Button co-wrote with Eileen Atkins. Rupert Penry-Jones and Peter Ferdinando also star in the true story of socialite Sackville-West (Arterton) and literary icon Woolf (Debicki) in 1920s London. When…
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Elizabeth Debicki to Play Virginia Woolf in 'Vita & Virginia'

Elizabeth Debicki to Play Virginia Woolf in 'Vita & Virginia'
Guardians of the Galaxy and The Night Manager actress Elizabeth Debicki will play the writer Virginia Woolf in Vita & Virginia, the upcoming period drama based on the love letters between Woolf and 1920s socialite Vita Sackville-West.

Gemma Arterton is attached to play Vita in the drama, the sophomore feature from British director Chanya Button (Burn, Burn, Burn).

Italian actress Isabella Rossellini has also joined the cast of the film, which is set to begin principle photography in Ireland in September. Rupert Penry-Jones and Peter Ferdinando co-star.

The film is an adaptation of the award-winning play by actress and writer...
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Elizabeth Debicki, Isabella Rossellini Join Virginia Woolf Biopic ‘Vita & Virginia’

Elizabeth Debicki, Isabella Rossellini Join Virginia Woolf Biopic ‘Vita & Virginia’
Elizabeth Debicki and Isabella Rossellini have joined the cast of Virginia Woolf biopic “Vita & Virginia” for Protagonist Pictures, it was announced Wednesday by Protagonist CEO Dave Bishop. The finance, production and sales company has also closed a deal with distributor Thunderbird Releasing to take all U.K. rights on the film.

The Night Manager” star Debicki, who recently appeared in James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2,” will play Virginia Woolf opposite Gemma Arterton in the period drama, which tells the true story of the unconventional love affair between socialite Vita Sackville-West (Arterton) and Woolf. Rossellini’s role has not been announced.

“‘Vita & Virginia’ is the true story of two of the most fascinating and progressive women of their time, who end up in the throes of a passionate affair which shapes their work and changes their lives forever,” said Vanessa Saal, managing director of sales and distribution for Protagonist.
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Movie Review – King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, 2017.

Directed by Guy Ritchie

Starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Annabelle Wallis, Hermione Corfield, Katie McGrath, Millie Brady, Georgina Campbell, Poppy Delevingne, Eline Powell, Kamil Lemieszewski, Michael McElhatton, Mikael Persbrandt, David Beckham, Freddie Fox, Peter Ferdinando, Geoff Bell, Neil Maskell, Tom Wu, Kingsley Ben-Adir, and Eric Bana.

Synopsis:

Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy – whether he likes it or not.

It’s guaranteed that whatever your expectations are for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, it’s nothing in comparison to what’s actually in store. Just another reason marketing should be ignored, as to whether a movie looks good or bad isn’t necessarily always the issue, but more so
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Review: ‘Tommy’s Honour’ Offers a Rousing Look at a Heroic Figure

I’ve never been one for golf — playing or watching. I know many who feel the same and many of those who found themselves becoming fans during Tiger Woods’ heyday anyway. You can’t blame them for it either. Celebrity, national pride, and the excitement surrounding both are tough to combat. The draw therefore became peoples’ desire to see what Tiger did: which tournaments he won, who he beat, and by what margin. Golf became secondary to this hero’s allure like many other sports before it throughout history. But this wasn’t the first (or surely the last) time this specific sport found that sense of enthusiasm beyond staunch practitioners. In nineteenth century Scotland “Young” Tom Morris did the same. Beyond increasing golf’s popularity, though, he also literally changed the game.

Now that’s actually something I can get behind. It’s a simplification, but discovering that golf
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Second Opinion – Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Ghost in the Shell, 2017.

Directed by Rupert Sanders.

Starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael Carmen Pitt, Peter Ferdinando, Danusia Samal, Lasarus Ratuere, Anamaria Marinca, and Chin Han.

Synopsis:

In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals.

Ghost in the Shell is a live-action Anime. Right about now you might be saying “No shit, Sherlock, it’s based on a revered Japanese Manga and popular 1995 Anime movie” and other such relevant information, but what I mean by my lede is that this is the first film that actually looks and feels like a successful transition from Japanese artistry to American Hollywood film. Everything from the visuals, to the appearances of individual characters, to the cyberpunk fantasy setting, all the way
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Ghost In The Shell Review

Rupert SandersGhost In The Shell live-actioner dawns with universal promise. Rainbow-colored building exteriors erect a neon-laced megacity (once again New Port City). Scarlett Johansson bursts through plate-glass and bullet-times the shit out of some mecha-Geishas. We haven’t yet endured a barrage of slaps to foreign culture and racial appropriation. Yes, Sanders lives in better times for the first few minutes of his synthetic-assassin tranquilizer – then it’s like an aesthetic “Abort” button is smashed. Dark nights negate any 3D usefulness, drowning skyscraper-tall advertisement holograms and eye-catching beautification. Life fleets, pacing tumbles and the whole thing begins to feel like a legless cyborg crawling out of futility.

Oh, and to those who cried whitewashing? Oh man. You guys are gonna be Sooooo pissed. Especially after all the marketing attempts to assure otherwise. Anywho…

Johansson transplants herself into the cybernetic shell of Major, a government operative whose human brain sits in an engineered super-body.
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‘Ghost in the Shell’ Review: Scarlett Johansson Stars in a Dazzling Reboot That Lacks Character

‘Ghost in the Shell’ Review: Scarlett Johansson Stars in a Dazzling Reboot That Lacks Character
Mamoru Oshii’s 1995 cyberpunk opus, “Ghost in the Shell,” was one of the first Japanese anime titles to cross over to Western audiences, and it’s been reissued and repackaged so often since the millennium that it’s scant surprise studio execs seized upon it as reproducible property. Possibly it was a matter of waiting: for digital effects houses to get up to spec, the right deals to be struck, and any accusations of cultural appropriation to blow over. Paramount’s all-new live-action “Ghost,” powered by hefty reserves of American and Asian money, emerges as a dazzling logistical display with a missing file where the human interest might once have been stored.

Fans need not blubber unduly. As overseen by “Snow White and the Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders, this transliteration would seem faithful enough to satiate those who just want to see favorite scenes and characters redrawn on the biggest screen imaginable.
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Film Review: Scarlett Johannson in ‘Ghost in the Shell’

Film Review: Scarlett Johannson in ‘Ghost in the Shell’
In “Ghost in the Shell,” the mind and soul of a brilliant original being are extracted, preserved, and rehoused in a sleek, expensively built, technologically advanced new body, enhancing her original abilities at some cost to her identity. That’s the premise, of course, of the cult manga created by Masamune Shirow in 1989, but it’s also an apt enough description of what has happened with director Rupert Sanders’ fast, flashy, frequently ravishing live-action transmutation.

Spectacularly honoring the spirit and aesthetic of Mamoru Oshii’s beloved animated adaptations without resorting wholly to slavish cosplay, this is smart, hard-lacquered entertainment that may just trump the original films for galloping storytelling momentum and sheer, coruscating visual excitement — even if a measure of their eerie, melancholic spirit hasn’t quite carried over to the immaculate new carapace. Box office returns should be muscular, minting what could be one of the more enticing franchises
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Watch the Insane First 5 Minutes of Ghost in the Shell

Watch the Insane First 5 Minutes of Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell is getting ready to hit theaters in a little more than a week, but for those of you who are feeling a little impatient, you can check out the first five minutes of the movie online right now. Paramount decided to give fans a little taste of what's to come by releasing the clip online today, and it is very heavy on the action. Despite the controversy surrounding her casting, it also seems like Scarlett Johansson is kicking some serious butt as Major and looking good doing it.

Paramount initially debuted the clip during a Facebook Live streaming event but they later released a slightly extended version of the clip to their YouTube channel. In the video, we see Major hanging out on a rooftop listening in on an important meeting that has to do with "cyber enhancement." Things quickly get out of hand and the bullets start flying.
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First Ghost in the Shell Clip Arrives with a New IMAX Poster

First Ghost in the Shell Clip Arrives with a New IMAX Poster
Paramount Pictures has debuted a new clip from Ghost in the Shell, featuring Scarlett Johansson as The Major, who gets quite the rude awakening. She encounters Dr. Ouelet, played by Juliette Binoche, who informs The Major that there was a terrorist attack, when The Major realizes that she can't feel any part of her body. Dr. Ouelet explains that her body is being replaced, but her mind and her soul, a.k.a. her "Ghost," is still intact, and that she is the first of her kind. If that wasn't enough, we also have a new IMAX poster featuring The Major in action.

Paramount debuted the clip on their YouTube channel, while IMAX released this new poster on their Twitter feed. This clip and poster arrive just a few weeks after the Super Bowl commercial and the full trailer that followed just a few weeks later. This adaptation is based
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Ghost in the Shell Motion Poster Goes Inside the Digital Mind

Ghost in the Shell Motion Poster Goes Inside the Digital Mind
Scarlett Johansson is getting ready to reprise her role as Black Widow in Avengers: Infinity War, but before that, she is getting a crack at another action franchise of her own. Even though the filmmakers were accused of whitewashing for casting her, Scarlett Johansson is playing the lead in the new Ghost in the Shell movie, the first ever live-action take on the very popular manga. With the release just a couple of months away, Paramount has debuted a couple of new posters for the movie.

Both of the posters came from the Paramount Twitter account. The first of which features an animated version of Scarlett Johansson's character, The Major, front and center. The movie is most definitely not animated, but this poster seems to be playing into the Ghost in the Shell Manga and anime roots. The second new poster is actually a motion poster that again, has The Major as its focus,
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First Trailer for 'Tommy's Honour' About the Scottish Founders Golf

The pride of a father. The love of a wife. The soul of a rebel. The heart of a champion. Roadside Attractions has debuted a trailer for a film titled Tommy's Honour, about the founders of the modern sport of golf. The film focuses on Tommy Morris, played by Jack Lowden, and his father Tom Morris, played by Peter Mullan, two golfing legends who helped make the sport into what it is today. Set in the 1800s, these two Toms helped redefine the sport at a time when Scottish golfers were considered low-class players. The cast includes Sam Neill, Ophelia Lovibond, Peter Ferdinando, Max Deacon and Paul Reid. This looks like a fine drama about a desire to rewrite the expectations of society, proving that anyone can be successful. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Jason Connery's Tommy's Honour, in high def from Apple: In every generation, a torch passes from father to son.
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Ghost in the Shell International Trailer Unleashes a Cyborg Scarlett Johansson

Ghost in the Shell International Trailer Unleashes a Cyborg Scarlett Johansson
Last month, Paramount Pictures released the first Ghost in the Shell trailer, featuring Scarlett Johansson as The Major. As we get closer to the March 31, 2017 release, the studio has debuted an international trailer. It doesn't feature any new footage that wasn't already revealed in previous sneak peek videos, but it includes Japanese subtitles and a voice over narration. While you'll have to be fluent in Japanese to understand the subtitles and comprehend the narration, you won't need to learn any new languages to enjoy the exciting visuals on display.

The first trailer debuted with a global launch party in Tokyo featuring Scarlett Johansson, "Beat" Takeshi Kitano and director Rupert Sanders who were joined by fans and influencers from across the globe. Opening with Taiko drummers, including the legendary anime film composer Kenji Kawai, the event began with a screening of never-before-seen footage from the film. Attendees were given an exclusive
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Ghost in the Shell Trailer Is Here Starring Scarlett Johansson

Ghost in the Shell Trailer Is Here Starring Scarlett Johansson
Are you in the mood to see Scarlett Johansson as a crime-fighting cyborg? Well, then you're in luck because Paramount has just released the first trailer for Ghost In The Shell. Despite some serious controversy surrounding the adaptation, mostly because the lead role in the source material was intended for an Asian actress, this footage looks to change the minds of the public and get everyone on board.

This first trailer was teased by Paramount earlier in the week when they released a very brief teaser from the trailer on their YouTube channel. Prior to that, the studio had also released a series of five very brief clips that gave only a very general sense of mood and vibe for Ghost In The Shell. This full trailer now gives us a much better idea of what to expect from Rupert Sanders' take on the beloved source material.

This anime
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New Ghost in the Shell Footage Arrives, Trailer Coming This Month

New Ghost in the Shell Footage Arrives, Trailer Coming This Month
Those excited to see Scarlett Johansson do a sweet action movie outside of the Marvel Universe are in luck, because Ghost In The Shell is coming out next year. Paramount Pictures has just released a little more footage from the movie, showcasing the first bit of her actually doing some butt kicking. Sadly, it really is just a very little bit of footage, but an encouraging bit of footage at that.

This new teaser, which clocks in at a very brisk 13 seconds, landed on the Paramount YouTube Channel recently. The footage shows Scarlett Johansson beating up a guy in an invisible cloak of sorts. Also, pretty much the entire thing was done in slow motion so it looks pretty intense. This is the only footage we have seen from Ghost In The Shell outside of the 5, very brief, separate teasers the studio released a couple of months ago. But now
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Shudder’s October Titles to Include 1980s Anthology Series Tales From The Darkside

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Shudder will take viewers to the place that's "not as brightly lit" this Halloween season, as the 1980s anthology series Tales From the Darkside will be available to watch in its entirety on the horror streaming service beginning October 1st:

Press Release: New York, New York – September 26, 2016 – The AMC-backed streaming service, Shudder, is The entertainment destination for everything you need to watch this Halloween season. Whether you’re a hardcore horror fan or simply looking for the scariest films to celebrate this time of year, Shudder has something for everyone in its sweeping library, carefully curated by some of the top horror experts in the world.

As Halloween approaches, Shudder is expanding its database with a variety of new titles including cult favorites, blockbuster hits, and classic thrillers. Additionally, for the first time ever, Shudder will be offering horror TV series to complement its expansive film library.

Premiering October 20th
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