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Endemol U.K. Launches Formats Specialist Remarkable Games

4 June 2014 4:49 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Endemol U.K. has launched Remarkable Games, a production arm that will specialize in game-show formats.

The new company, which will sit within Remarkable Television, is to be headed by James Fox, former head of entertainment at Remarkable Television. Fox steps up to become creative director of Remarkable Games, reporting to Remarkable Television’s joint managing directors Nick Mather and Colette Foster.

Fox will be responsible for creating, developing and executive producing a new portfolio of gameshow formats.

Remarkable’s existing hits in the genre include “Pointless,” which airs on BBC One, and “The Million Pound Drop,” which is returning to Channel 4 this summer, and has been adapted in more than 50 countries.

Other credits include recent commissions such as “Ejector Seat,” which launched on ITV in April, and “Two Tribes,” which is coming soon on BBC Two.

Remarkable Games will also work closely with Endemol U.K.’s commercial and digital teams, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Endemol Launches Game Show Format Unit

4 June 2014 4:07 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

London – Independent TV production powerhouse Endemol's U.K. unit said Wednesday that it was launching an arm that will focus on producing game show formats for the British and international markets. The new Remarkable Games will be part of Endemol U.K.'s Remarkable Television division.  James Fox, former head of entertainment at Remarkable Television, will serve as creative director of Remarkable Games, reporting to Remarkable Television’s joint managing directors Nick Mather and Colette Foster. Photos: Miptv - The Hottest New Fiction Shows The new unit's task will be creating "a new portfolio of game show formats as well

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- Georg Szalai

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James Fox To Run New Endemol UK Specialty Producer Remarkable Games

4 June 2014 3:25 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Social experiments may be the ne plus ultra of the unscripted TV world right now, but game shows are still hot too. So much so that Endemol UK is launching a dedicated production division to specialize in game show formats for the local and international marketplace. Remarkable Games will exist within Remarkable Television and build on that company’s track record of delivering multiplatform game show hits. James Fox, former Head of Entertainment at Remarkable Television, will become Creative Director of Remarkable Games. His purview is to create, develop and exec producing a new portfolio of game show formats as well as further building the success of Remarkable’s existing titles in the genre, Pointless (BBC One), The Million Pound Drop (Channel 4), Ejector Seat (ITV) and the upcoming Two Tribes (BBC Two). Remarkable Games will also work closely with Endemol UK’s commercial and digital teams, including online gaming hub Endemol Games. »

- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor

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The Double Review

9 May 2014 6:42 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.  The Double opens today in limited release and is available on VOD] Director Richard Ayoade delivered a visually distinct, memorable, and funny film with 2010’s Submarine. With his follow-up, The Double, he has made his imagery even more distinct and eye-catching by building a new world from scratch; showcasing Erik Wilson’s gorgeous cinematography; and creating a remarkable and unusual blending of absurd comedy with psychological thriller.  Furthermore, star Jesse Eisenberg takes his two familiar character types, and fits them both into the unique setting Ayoade has conjured.  The result is a movie that can be overly forthright with its themes, but is still utterly captivating. Simon James (Eisenberg) works as an office drone in an unusual company doing unspecified, unrewarding tasks for CEO and deific figure “The Colonel” (James Fox).  From the very beginning, the entire world is against the timid Simon.  He’s treated like a stranger at the place where he’s worked for seven years, his crush Hannah (Mia Wasikowska) barely notices him, »

- Matt Goldberg

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‘The Double’ Review

9 May 2014 3:06 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Jesse EisenbergMia WasikowskaNoah Taylor, Chris O’Dowd, Wallace Shawn, James Fox, Sally Hawkins, Paddy Considine, Cathy Moriarty | Written by Richard Ayoade, Avi Korine | Directed by Richard Ayoade

In only two films Richard Ayoade has proven to be one of the most talented young minds in the world of cinema today. With his first film Submarine he provided new life to the world of coming of age tales by crafting a film that was unique and heartfelt. His latest film The Double is rather a hard one to quantify. It is this roaming amalgamation of different cinematic features that should not go together, yet strangely do. There is a distinct Orwellian tone spliced with David Lynch sense of weirdness. Ayoade avoids creating too overbearing of a mood by adding in a dry comedic wit reminiscent of Wes Anderson’s fast paced humor.  Within these familiar qualities is an »

- Dan Clark

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Jesse Eisenberg Encounters 'The Double' in New TV Spot | Exclusive

7 May 2014 1:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. He feels powerless to change any of these things. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon's exact physical double and his opposite, confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon's horror, James slowly starts taking over his life. We have an exclusive look at The Double featuring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska. Watch as Simon confronts his doppelganger only to find his world unraveling in front of him.

The Double was released May 9th, 2014 and stars Mia Wasikowska, Jesse Eisenberg, Chris O'Dowd, Gemma Chan, Sally Hawkins, Wallace Shawn, Rade Serbedzija, James Fox. The film is directed by Richard Ayoade. »

- MovieWeb

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Davina McCall's Million Pound Drop renewed by Channel 4

6 May 2014 9:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Channel 4 has renewed The Million Pound Drop for an 11th series.

Davina McCall will return to host the game show, with eight hour-long episodes scheduled to air in the summer.

Each episode will feature a specially-themed game, including 'surprising' pairs and four-player teams.

Several celebrities will also appear throughout the series to raise money for their chosen charities.

McCall said: "So pleased The Million Pound Drop is coming back! I literally love love love presenting it and can't wait to see if anyone can win big this season!"

James Fox, Remarkable TV's Head of Entertainment, said: "We're thrilled to be back and, with more ways to play than ever before, we can't wait to see who's got what it takes to handle the pressure and beat the Drop."

Channel 4's Head of Entertainment Justin Gorman added: "It's great to welcome back one of our most exhilarating shows, and »

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Pointless star Richard Osman to host new BBC quiz show Two Tribes

23 April 2014 3:07 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Pointless star Richard Osman has landed his own BBC quiz show.

Osman will host new daytime series Two Tribes, which sees seven contestants being split into two teams based on what they have in common.

Before the episode, the contestants are asked hundreds of "probing, funny and surprising" questions about themselves - and each round, they will be split into two tribes depending on whether they answered yes or no.

The two teams will then face 60 seconds of general knowledge questions, with the losing tribe being forced to face the buzzer - and the last person to buzz in with a correct answer is eliminated.

New tribes are created in each round, until the final two players left in the game go head to head for a cash prize.

Executive producer James Fox described Two Tribes as a "brilliantly play-along game as you root for the tribe you belong to »

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The Double review Richard Ayoade's dark doppelganger drama

5 April 2014 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Jesse Eisenberg and a strong cast bring Richard Ayoade's paranoid dystopia to life

Deadpan Richard Ayoade's follow-up to the terrifically spiky teen black comedy Submarine is a Dostoevsky-inspired tale of a nerdy office clerk, Simon James (Jesse Eisenberg), whose life is overturned by the appearance of a gregarious doppelganger, James Simon (Eisenberg again, obviously). Horrified that no one else even notices this inexplicable doubling, Simon finds his already questionable identity being eaten away by his own worst enemy: himself or rather, a mirror image of himself, possessing all the confidence, charisma and charm that he so sorely lacks. A dab hand at dramatising absurdist paranoia, Ayoade fills the future-retro landscape with sounds and visions lifted from Terry Gilliam's Brazil and David Lynch's Eraserhead, with effective if derivative results.

Eisenberg does sterling work as the central split personality, conjuring two distinct characters who play off each other with well choreographed ease. »

- Mark Kermode

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Last night's TV – A Very British Renaissance

21 March 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Dr James Fox may sit on the borderline between thrillingly and embarassingly impassioned, but he brings the British Renaissance beautifully to life

Poor turn-of-the-15th-century Britain. I bet it thought it was doing Ok for an isolated little island coming out of 150 turbulent years of fighting the Black Death, the French and – if you were a Plantagenet – each other. We had Westminster Abbey, York Minster and a way with wool. We didn't know that over in Italy they'd been busy having a Renaissance and developing the kind of art, music, literature and architecture that would make you fall to your knees weeping as your heart burst with the beauty and glory of it all. Though I'll say again – our sheep were second to none.

Last night, in the opening episode of his three-part series A Very British Renaissance (BBC2), Dr James Fox showed us what happened when one of those Italians, »

- Lucy Mangan

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Jesse Eisenberg Can't Get Past Security in 'The Double' Clip

21 March 2014 12:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Film4Video has released the first clip from the upcoming comedic thriller The Double, starring Jesse Eisenberg. The plot, loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novella, centers on Simon (Jesse Eisenberg), a lonely office employee who secretly pines for his co-worker (Mia Wasikowska). Simon's world is rocked upon the arrival of a new employee, James (Jesse Eisenberg), who is Simon's exact physical double, although he has the confidence and charm that Simon lacks. Check out this scene from director Richard Ayoade's film, where Simon tries to get past a cranky security guard.

The Double comes to theaters May 9th, 2014 and stars Mia Wasikowska, Jesse Eisenberg, Chris O'Dowd, Gemma Chan, Sally Hawkins, Wallace Shawn, Rade Serbedzija, James Fox. The film is directed by Richard Ayoade. »

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TV highlights 21/03/2014

21 March 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Federation Of Black Cowboys | Tennis: Miami Open | Sport Relief | Student Nurses: Bedpans And Bandages | Marvel's Agents Of Shield | In Their Own Words: 20th Century Composers | A Very British Renaissance | Duck Quacks Don't Echo

Federation Of Black Cowboys

10.30am, PBS America

Did you know that "cowboys" was originally a derogatory term for black workers on cattle ranches until, for some reason, whites appropriated it for themselves? This moving documentary follows the progress of a posse of modern-day cowboys in New York. Versed in the arts of riding, lassoing and handling a whip, they want to reclaim their heritage and use it to uplift boys such as Mikey, once a wayward teen, who now proudly patrols his neighbourhood on horseback. David Stubbs

Tennis: Miami Open

3pm, Sky Sports 3, BT Sport 1

Continued coverage of the tournament formerly known as the Miami Masters from Crandon Park. In the men's tournament, Andy Murray will be defending his title, »

- David Stubbs, Andrew Mueller, Hannah J Davies, John Robinson, Ali Catterall, Gwilym Mumford

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Place Your Order with this First Clip from The Double

14 March 2014 1:23 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

With black comedy The Double arriving in the UK on April 4th from StudioCanal (it hits Stateside a month later from Magnolia), the first clip from the film has arrived. Check it out, and expect more soon!

The Double is directed by Richard Ayoade, who co-wrote the script with Avi Korine based on a Fyodor Dostoevsky novella.

It stars Jesse Eisenberg in a dual role along with Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Yasmin Paige, Noah Taylor, James Fox, Cathy Moriarty, Chris O'Dowd, Sally Hawkins, Craig Roberts, and Paddy Considine.

For more info visit The Double on Facebook.

Synopsis:

Simon James is a ghost. Friends, family, and coworkers meet his every action with complete indifference. He grimly goes through the motions, hoping for recognition that never comes. All of this changes when James Simon arrives.

Physically, James and Simon are dead ringers. Yet, in temperament, James is everything Simon is not: personable, »

- Debi Moore

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Singled Out In ‘The Double’ Poster

10 March 2014 2:12 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Richard Ayoade may still be best known for his comic performances in the likes of The It Crowd and Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, but his directorial debut Submarine raised enough eyebrows to gather some serious attention. His second feature looks like an organic progression, as he mixes dark visuals and humour as Jesse Eisenberg deals with his almost exact double. The only problem is that nobody else seems to notice the connection and his doppelganger seems to be more accomplished and popular in every single way.

And as is often the case, life has imitated art with The Double getting its own double in the similarly themed Enemy starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Both have some serious talent behind them and look like they are both worth some serious watchness. Besides that, many superhero fans will be watching Eisenberg for essence of Lex Luthor in the upcoming sequel to Man Of Steel. »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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New Posters for Bad Words, Divergent, Transcendence, and The Double

7 March 2014 3:22 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We've got some new posters to share with you from the following films: Bad Words - Jason Bateman's feature directorial debut, starring Kathryn HahnAllison Janney, Ben Falcone, Philip Baker Hall and Rohan ChandBad Words opens in select theaters March 14th and expands across the country on March 21st and March 28th.  Be sure to check out Steve's recent interview with Bateman here. Divergent - The IMAX poster for Neil Burger's adaptation of the Veronica Roth novel, starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, and Mekhi PhiferDivergent opens March 21st. Transcendence - Wally Pfister's directorial debut starring Johnny DeppPaul BettanyRebecca HallKate MaraCillian MurphyClifton Collins Jr., and Morgan Freeman.  Transcendence opens in 2D and IMAX on April 17th. The Double - Richard Ayoade‘s dark comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg, »

- Dave Trumbore

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Experience Diplopia by Watching the Official Trailer for The Double

3 March 2014 7:45 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

No, your eyes don't deceive you. This is indeed another story about a film in which one actor is playing two characters who look alike. Up now is the official trailer for Richard Ayoade's dark comedy The Double.

You'll find the film in theatres and on iTunes May 9th from Magnolia Pictures.

The Double is directed by Richard Ayoade, who co-wrote the script with Avi Korine based on a Fyodor Dostoevsky novella.

It stars Jesse Eisenberg in a dual role along with Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Yasmin Paige, Noah Taylor, James Fox, Cathy Moriarty, Chris O'Dowd, Sally Hawkins, Craig Roberts, and Paddy Considine.

For more info visit The Double on Facebook.

Synopsis:

Simon James is a ghost. Friends, family, and coworkers meet his every action with complete indifference. He grimly goes through the motions, hoping for recognition that never comes. All of this changes when James Simon arrives.

Physically, »

- Debi Moore

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Jesse Eisenberg Battles Himself in Excellent New Trailer for Richard Ayoade’s The Double

28 February 2014 12:34 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Magnolia Pictures has released a wonderful new trailer for writer/director Richard Ayoade’s (Submarine) new film The Double.  The story centers on meek office-drone Simon James (Jesse Eisenberg) who is overlooked by everyone he knows including his crush, Hannah (Mia Wasikowska).  Simon’s meager life is then upended when he meets James Simon (Jesse Eisenberg), a man who’s identical in appearance and the complete opposite in personality.  This trailer is, quite simply, fantastic, as it highlights Ayoade’s delightfully inventive script, Eisenberg’s stellar dual performances, and the film’s darkly humorous tone.  The film received a wildly positive response at the Toronto International Film Festival (read Matt’s review here), and I can’t wait to check it out for myself in a couple of months. Hit the jump to watch the new U.S. trailer.  The film also stars Wallace Shawn, Yasmin Paige, Noah Taylor, James Fox, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Third 'The Double' Trailer

28 February 2014 11:38 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Magnolia Pictures has released the third trailer for The Double, debuting in theaters and on iTunes/VOD formats May 9. Simon (Jesse Eisenberg) is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams (Mia Wasikowska). He feels powerless to change any of these things. The arrival of a new co-worker, James (Jesse Eisenberg), serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon's exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon's horror, James slowly starts taking over his life. Check out the latest footage from director Richard Ayoade's comedic thriller, which co-stars Chris O'Dowd, Gemma Chan, Sally Hawkins and Wallace Shawn.

The Double comes to theaters May 9th, 2014 and stars Mia Wasikowska, Jesse Eisenberg, Chris O'Dowd, Gemma Chan, Sally Hawkins, Wallace Shawn, Rade Serbedzija, »

- MovieWeb

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Exclusive: UK Poster released for Richard Ayoade’s The Double

27 February 2014 3:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of Richard Ayoade’s The Double on April 4th, we’ve been given this brand new UK poster for the movie. The film stars Mia Wasikowska, Jesse Eisenberg, Yasmin Paige, Noah Taylor, James Fox, Wallace Shawn, Sally Hawkins, Chris O’Dowd, Craig Roberts, Paddy Considine and if you’ve missed our coverage of the movie, click right here! Ian got to see the movie in Toronto last year and loved it!

Below is the poster which you can click to enlarge along with a new image and the latest trailer. Who’s excited to catch this one?! Comments below please!

Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world.  He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams.  He feels powerless to change any of these things.  The arrival of a new co-worker, »

- David Sztypuljak

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First Full-Length Trailer for Richard Ayoade’s The Double with Jesse Eisenberg & Mia Wasikowska

19 February 2014 3:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Richard Ayoade’s Submarine is easily one of the most memorable directorial debuts in recent years, and his sophomore effort, The Double, sees him returning behind the camera with another brilliant comedy.

This time around, things are darker in tone, adapting Dostoyevsky’s classic novella for the big screen.

In recent months, we’ve been treated to a handful of teaser trailers, showcasing the eerie nature of the doppelgänger story wonderfully. And with less than two months before it arrives on our shores, StudioCanal have launched the first full-length trailer over on Yahoo Movies.

Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. He feels powerless to change any of these things. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon »

- Kenji Lloyd

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