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Paddington breaks UK record, becomes quickest film to sell 1 million copies on Blu-ray and DVD

1 September 2015 3:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hit British family film Paddington has entered the record books this week with StudioCanal announcing (via Blu-ray.com) that the wildly-successful film has reached the 1 million sales mark in the quickest time ever.

Paddington reached the milestone of Blu-ray and DVD sales in just five months, and follows on from the film becoming StudioCanal’s highest-grossing cinema release of all time. It is also the fourth title from the distributor to pass the landmark number, joining Liam Neeson-starrer Unknown, Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth and Shane Meadows’ This Is England.

Paddington has grown up deep in the Peruvian jungle with his Aunt Lucy who, inspired by a chance encounter with an English explorer, has raised her nephew to dream of an exciting life in London. When an earthquake destroys their home, Aunt Lucy decides to smuggle her young nephew on board a boat bound for England, in search of a better life. »

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Stephen Graham's Combo cut from early This Is England '90 episodes

31 August 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Shane Meadows has revealed he scrapped a planned storyline for Stephen Graham's Combo in This Is England '90.

Fans needn't stress though - Combo will appear in the four-part series. You'll just have to be patient.

"I actually wrote Combo in from the start," Meadows revealed at a series press launch.

"Stephen Graham had this lovely storyline that was written in, and we shot - but there's something about his character and the way he affects the people that means he just seems to find his way in further in.

"I won't give away at which point [his first appearance] happens, but that storyline will unfold."

Meadows confirmed that Combo's cut scenes could end up online, so you'll still get a chance to see the excised material on the Channel 4 site.

This Is England '90 begins on Sunday, September 13 at 9pm on Channel 4.

Is This is England '90 the end? »

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The Jam About The Young Idea review: Surrender to a fine rock documentary

28 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

"Don't have to explain myself to you / I don't give two f**ks about your review" said Paul Weller with The Jam on 'The Modern World' back in 1977, so I don't think he'll be all that bothered by what I say about his band or this documentary.

He doesn't have to worry either way. Screened in the city ahead of its broadcast on Sky Arts next week, The Jam: About The Young Idea is a fine documentary that can reel in movie fans who hadn't necessarily surrendered to the beat of Weller, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler before.

Riding on the back of a new photo exhibition of the band, the film is directed with economy and style by Bob Smeaton, one of the men behind the remarkable Beatles Anthology series from the mid-1990s.

About The Young Idea mixes up archive live footage, new conversations with the band and »

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Shane Meadows on This is England '90: 'They're very addictive, them lot'

28 August 2015 7:58 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

In a Q&A at the Edinburgh TV festival, the director discussed the final chapter of his state-of-the-nation series, as well as the possibility of its return

After an initial 2006 film, transformation into a series and a third instalment, director Shane Meadows opened the final phase of the This is England saga at the Edinburgh TV festival with a preview of the new series’s first episode.

This is England ’90 sets the tone with an opening montage of mad cows, poll-tax riots and Gazza and Gary Lineker on the pitch at Italia 90, before juxtaposing Margaret Thatcher’s resignation speech (“We leave the United Kingdom in a much better state than when we arrived 11 years ago”) with There She Goes by The La’s on the soundtrack.

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The underappreciated films of Jesse Eisenberg

27 August 2015 8:16 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

To salute the incoming arrival of American Ultra, we salute some underrated treats from Jesse Eisenberg's back catalogue...

When Jesse Eisenberg was announced as Lex Luthor in Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice, it made instant sense. Not because he was bald, not because he looks like or Gene Hackman or anything, but just because he’s one of those actors whose screen presence is so perfectly formed. You know exactly what they’re going for with their Luthor, just by Eisenberg’s name. It’s Mark Zuckerberg vs Superman, the supergod vs the awkward genius.

But that’s not the only big action movie he’s got coming up. First he’s going to be in American Ultra, a unique stoner/sci-fi mash-up where he stars alongside Kristen Stewart (it's released in the UK on September 4th). Eisenberg first really burst into our consciousness in 2009 and 2010, where »

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Spain’s Festival Films Nabs San Sebastian Contender ‘Sunset Song’

26 August 2015 9:53 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Festival Films has taken Spanish distribution rights to Terence Davies’ intimate epic “Sunset Song,” sold by Fortissimo Films.

The film has been selected to play in the San Sebastian Festival’s main competition this September after world preeming in Toronto, as a part of its Special Presentations sidebar.

Pic toplines Agyness Deyn, who is set to appear in the forthcoming Coen Brothers pic “Hail, Caesar”; Peter Mullan (“Tyrannosaur”); and Kevin Guthrie (“The Legend of Barney Thomson”).

Terence Davies’ awaited adaptation of the novel by Scottish writer Lewis Grassic Gibbon, “Sunset Song” is set in a rural Scottish community, focusing on a young woman, Chris (Deyn), and her passion for life, the unsettled Ewan (Guthrie) and an unforgiving land.

The impact of World War I is felt from a distance, bringing the rapidly changing modern world to bear on this community in the harshest possible way.

Bilbao and Madrid-based Festival Films, »

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Terence Davies' 'Sunset Song' sold to Spain

26 August 2015 3:58 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Fortissimo Films’ sells Spanish rights to the Toronto-bound period drama.

Bilbao-based Festival Films has picked up the Spanish distribution rights to Terence DaviesSunset Song from Fortissimo Films.

The period drama, starring Peter Mullan (Tyrannosaur), Agyness Deyn (Pusher) and Kevin Guthrie (The Legend Of Barney Thomson), will receive its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 10-20) in Special Presentations.

Davies’ long-gestating passion project is an adaptation of the 1932 classic Scottish novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, about a farmer’s daughter in early 20th-century Scotland facing a series of hardships.

Davies has frequently played in Toronto, starting with Distant Voices, Still Lives in 1988 and most recently with The Deep Blue Sea in 2011, which Festival Films previously released in Spain.

Sunset Song is also playing in competition at San Sebastian (Sept 18-26).

Metrodome previously picked up UK and Irish rights (excluding TV, which area owned by the BBC) and is planning to release in Q4 2015.

The »

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

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This Is England ’90 gets a premiere date

22 August 2015 4:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Channel 4 has announced that Shane Meadows’ hotly-anticipated third This Is England miniseries This Is England ’90 is set to premiere on Sunday, September 13th at 9pm…

See Also: New images from This Is England ’90

See Also: Watch the first trailer for This Is England ’90

From fun loving fatties with bowl hairdo’s and baggy jeans, snorting whizz at the town hall discos in ‘spring’, to becoming part of the loved up masses as they batter E’s with thousands of new brothers and sisters in fields, forests & factories of England during the ‘summer’ of love.

Gazza’s tears. Hubble’s launch. Saddam’s invasion. Mandela’s release. This is 1990. This is England. And Lol, Woody, Shaun, Milky, Smell, Gadget, Harvey, Kell, Trev and Combo are back for the final chapter of Shane Meadows’ multi award-winning landmark series, which has started shooting in Sheffield.

It’s two years on since the »

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This Is England '90 air date confirmed, new poster

21 August 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Shane Meadows' This Is England spin-off series continues with This Is England '90, starting on Channel 4 on the 13th of September...

Shane Meadows fans have sat patiently in anticipation of the follow-up to This Is England '88 for four years now, and by all accounts, This Is England '90 is going to be well worth the wait.

Co-written by Meadows and Jack ThorneThis Is England '90 is set to pick up the stories of Shaun, Woody, Lol and the gang two years after we last saw them them, in the second summer of love. Following his 2013 music documentary The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone, it's territory that Meadows is well-versed in.

Take a look at the first trailer and synopsis, here.

Channel 4 has confirmed the air date for the four-part drama, which starts on Sunday the 13th of September at 9pm. That gives anyone who needs »

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Find out when This Is England '90 will air on Channel 4

21 August 2015 7:23 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

This Is England '90 now has an air date.

The final chapter in the series will begin on Channel 4 on Sunday, September 13 at 9pm.

Two years after the events of This Is England '88, the upcoming four-part outing follows the same group of youths in the north of England including Lol (Vicky McClure), Shaun (Thomas Turgoose) and Woody (Joe Gilgun).

Flip (Perry Fitzpatrick), Higgy (Joe Dempsie), Smell (Rosamund Hanson), Kelly (Chanel Cresswell), Harvey (Michael Socha), Trev (Danielle Watson), Gadget (Andrew Ellis) and Milky (Andrew Shim) are back as well.

This Is England '90 is written by Shane Meadows and Jack Thorne. Meadows is also behind the camera.

The miniseries will premiere its first episode at the Edinburgh International Television Festival later this month. »

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New images from This Is England ’90; Coming in September

18 August 2015 7:31 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Coming to our TV screens in the UK this September is Shane Meadows‘ third season in the superb This Is England series. This Is England ’90 is potentially the last of the spin-offs from the 2006 film This Is England, which is a shame, but we can’t wait to see where writers Meadows and Jack Thorne take us with the new season.

We have some new This Is England 90 images below.

Returning for This Is England ’90 us Shaun (Thomas Turgoose), Lol (Vicky McClure), Woody (Joe Gilgun), Kelly (Chanel Cresswell), Gadget (Andrew Ellis) and Harvey (Michael Socha).

From fun loving fatties with bowl hairdo’s and baggy jeans, snorting whizz at the town hall discos in ‘spring’, to becoming part of the loved up masses as they batter E’s with thousands of new brothers and sisters in fields, forests & factories of England during the ‘summer’ of love.

Gazza’s tears. Hubble’s launch. »

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New images from This Is England ’90

17 August 2015 5:37 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With This Is England ’90 set to get underway on Channel 4 next month, The Guardian has posted a selection of new images from Shane Meadows’ latest TV miniseries, featuring the likes of Shaun (Thomas Turgoose), Lol (Vicky McClure), Woody (Joe Gilgun), Kelly (Chanel Cresswell), Gadget (Andrew Ellis) and Harvey (Michael Socha)…

See Also: Watch the trailer for This Is England ’90

The four-part This Is England ’90 will premiere on Channel 4 in September.

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Is This is England '90 the end? Joe Gilgun and Shane Meadows haven't ruled out a follow-up

16 August 2015 9:37 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Ahead of the debut of This is England '90 on Channel 4, one of the show's stars has hinted at another possible follow-up.

In an interview with The Guardian, Joe Gilgun - who plays Woody - said that while he's prepared for the show to end, there could be a This is England '92.

"If the stories are there, then why not?" said Gilgun, who admitted he's "devastated" to be saying goodbye to the series.

"And it's an institution now, and you wouldn't want to ruin that. So there might be a '92, I've heard talk of it… But I'm sort of prepping myself for this being the end. And I'm devastated. Devastated."

Director Shane Meadows also said that it feels like the end of the This Is England story - although he didn't completely rule out a return either.

"It does feel like the end, at the moment," he said. »

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This Is England ’90: it’s bye-bye Thatcher, hello acid house

16 August 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Over 10 years, Shane Meadows’s This Is England has followed the lives of disaffected 80s youth to become one of the most compelling TV series of the age. We talk to director and cast as the final instalment prepares to air

The new series of Shane Meadows’s This Is England is set in 1990, so nostalgia is – once again – required. Also an eagle eye for detail from the costume department, and hair and makeup. In a disused parking lot in Sheffield, dotted with the squat white trailers of a film set, actors wander, dressed in historical uniform. Some are resplendent in one-cig-and-you’re-ablaze shellsuits. Others have stuck to skinhead roots: Fred Perrys and Harringtons. There are ravers: Reni hats, dungarees, retina-refreshing T-shirts. Most of the extras are dressed with pinpoint accuracy: over-bleached bowl-heads, trousers like they’ve found their dad’s flares all crumpled at the bottom of the washing basket. »

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Daily | Welles, Malick, Brando

10 August 2015 5:17 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Jonathan Rosenbaum reviews two new DVD/Blu-ray releases highlighting the work of Orson Welles—who'll be feted in Venice the day before the festival begins. Also in today's roundup: Terrence Malick on making Days of Heaven, John Waters on his influences (including Pier Paolo Pasolini), Spike Jonze as an actor, Shane Meadows as a successor to Mike Leigh and Ken Loach, Andrew Haigh on 45 Years with Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, Marc Maron's interview with Lynn Shelton, Woody Allen in Los Angeles, Greta Gerwig's solo directorial debut—and more. » - David Hudson »

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Shane Meadows, chronicler of England's public and personal stories

7 August 2015 8:08 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The director’s This is England ’90 may be the last in his series exploring Thatcher’s children; his work invites comparison to Ken Loach and Mike Leigh

Many directors have used television as a route to making movies. Shane Meadows, though, has maximised his career and impact by moving from big screen to small.

After a number of low-budget British films – including the coming-of-age stories A Room for Romeo Brass (1999) and Dead Man’s Shoes (2004) - Meadows made, in 2006, This is England, a drama exploring skinhead culture in the early 80s. It had some success in cinemas, but now seems most important as the platform for three TV sequels that revisited the young working-class characters – including Meadows’ alter-ego, Shaun Fields, played by Thomas Turgoose – in later parts of the Thatcher era: This is England ’86, This is England ’88 and – due on Channel 4 next month – This is England ’90.

Related: This Is England '90 »

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Shane Meadows, chronicler of England's public and personal stories

7 August 2015 8:08 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The director’s This is England ’90 may be the last in his series exploring Thatcher’s children; his work invites comparison to Ken Loach and Mike Leigh

Many directors have used television as a route to making movies. Shane Meadows, though, has maximised his career and impact by moving from big screen to small.

After a number of low-budget British films – including the coming-of-age stories A Room for Romeo Brass (1999) and Dead Man’s Shoes (2004) - Meadows made, in 2006, This is England, a drama exploring skinhead culture in the early 80s. It had some success in cinemas, but now seems most important as the platform for three TV sequels that revisited the young working-class characters – including Meadows’ alter-ego, Shaun Fields, played by Thomas Turgoose – in later parts of the Thatcher era: This is England ’86, This is England ’88 and – due on Channel 4 next month – This is England ’90.

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Picturehouse Targets U.S. With Documentary ‘World’

4 August 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Blighty’s largest arthouse exhibition chain, Picturehouse Cinemas, and its niche distribution label Picturehouse Entertainment, is the latest outfit to set its sights on the other side of the pond with its first U.S. theatrical release, documentary “How to Change the World,” skedded for September. The docu, directed by Jerry Rothwell, chronicles the early days of the modern eco-movement.

It’s a specialized film that requires a careful release, and Picturehouse intends to do just that by sticking to a tried and tested model that has already proven successful for some of the company’s previous releases: live-event cinema.

On Sept. 9, Picturehouse will screen the doc across 400 U.S. cinemas (presented with Fathom Events stateside) and 150 in the U.K., followed by a satellite Q&A with Rothwell, fashion designer and Greenpeace supporter Vivienne Westwood and other guests. The event will unspool in Blighty first but will be recorded »

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Here’s the trailer for Shane Meadows’ This Is England ’90

3 August 2015 4:17 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

This Is England 90 trailer: Channel 4 debut the new trailer for Shane Meadows’ upcoming TV drama mini-series. This Is England 90 trailer

The trailer for Shane Meadows‘ upcoming TV mini-series event This Is England ’90, has just debuted online from Channel 4. Following on from Meadows’ hit 2006 movie This Is England, and the TV specials that followed; This Is England ’86 and This Is England ’88, This I England 90 will air on Channel 4 in the UK very soon.

Here’s the synopsis:

“Gazza’s tears. Hubble’s launch. Saddam’s invasion. Mandela’s release. This is 1990. This is England. And Lol, Woody, Shaun, Milky, Smell, Gadget, Harvey, Kell, Trev and Combo are back for the final chapter of Shane Meadows’ multi award-winning landmark series…

“It’s two years on since the less-than-festive Christmas of ‘88, with some of the gang embracing the new decade with more gusto than others. But a lot can happen in a year, »

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This Is England '90: trailer and synopsis for Shane Meadows' latest

3 August 2015 1:06 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Channel 4 drama and Shane Meadows' latest, This Is England '90, has got a first trailer, and a synopsis...

Shane Meadows' This Is England saga is said to conclude with his next TV series - This Is England '90

It will consist of four episodes and promises to reunite lots of familiar faces from the film and the two previous TV dramas, This Is England '86 and This Is England '88

The synopsis for the new series reads like this: 

"Gazza’s tears. Hubble’s launch. Saddam’s invasion. Mandela’s release. This is 1990. This is England. And Lol, Woody, Shaun, Milky, Smell, Gadget, Harvey, Kell, Trev and Combo are back for the final chapter of Shane Meadows’ multi award-winning landmark series…

"It’s two years on since the less-than-festive Christmas of ‘88, with some of the gang embracing the new decade with more gusto than others. But a »

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