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Gfm Films evolves sales divsion with 'Daredevil' star

10 February 2016 9:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Gfm Evolution will launch its initial slate in Berlin with Eat Local, starring Daredevil’s Charlie Cox.

UK production outfit Gfm Films is launching a new sales division, Gfm Evolution, which will focus on selling low-budget commercial genre films.

The company is launching with a three-strong Efm slate that includes Eat Local, a vampire thriller starring Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Mackenzie Crook (Pirates Of The Caribbean) and Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels).

The film, which is in production, see a young man caught between a coven of hungry vampires and a heavily armed band of vampire hunters.

Gfm Evolution is also launching with two completed films: Gangland, a sequel to 2010’s Bonded By Blood, and We Still Steal The Old Way, a sequel to 2014’s We Still Kill The Old Way.

Both of the original titles were directed by Sacha Bennett, who will return for the latter, while [link=tt »

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Aarp Movies For Grownups Awards Celebrate Mature Achievements

8 February 2016 12:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Forget tired jokes (pun intended) about arthritic winners too stiff to climb up on stage, or audience members too feeble to help them — the 15th Movies for Grownups Awards show, which will be held Feb. 8 at the Beverly Wilshire, promises to be a star-studded and lively event.

This year’s edition honors Lily Tomlin and Bryan Cranston as lead actress and actor for their work in “Grandma” and “Trumbo,” respectively, with the supporting actress award going to Diane Ladd for “Joy” and the supporting actor to Mark Rylance for “Bridge of Spies.”

And while the Oscars snubbed Ridley Scott and David O. Russell, Scott will receive the director award, and Russell is the screenwriter winner for “Joy.” Michael Douglas will be presented with the Career Achievement Award.

In a crowded awards season, “our show is unique in honoring the best in films with particular relevance to a 50-plus audience,” says Robert Love, »

- Iain Blair

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Ricky Gervais Confirms Rough Cut Of David Brent Film Finished

5 February 2016 3:07 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Ricky Gervais has confirmed that a rough cut of his David Brent movie has been completed.

The film, called ‘Life On The Road’, follows the story of Brent who takes his band on a tour around the country, financed by himself.

Gervais confirmed the news on his Twitter account earlier today (February 4), admitting that filming was “101 minutes of pure fun. And cringe”.

Life on The Road. In cinemas from August 19th. #BrentsBack pic.twitter.com/5llOLlJVm7

Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) February 4, 2016

The band’s other members include group We Are Scientists and Andy Burrows from Razorlight. A number of original songs have been created for the film, one with a notably David Brent style name ‘Please Don’t Make Fun Of The Disabled.’

Around the time of release, the 54-year-old has also revealed that he and his fellow band members will be playing gigs, along with bringing out an album. »

- Daniel Youde

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SAG Awards 2016 Video: Carol Burnett Receives Life Achievement Award from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

30 January 2016 6:40 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler may have passed the Golden Globes hosting baton to Ricky Gervais this year, but they re-teamed on Saturday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards to honor iconic comedienne Carol Burnett.

Before presenting Burnett with the Life Achievement Award, Fey and Poehler listed just a few of her many accomplishments — naturally, at the expense of other actors in the room.

RelatedSAG Awards: Orange Is the New Black, Game of Thrones Among Early Winners

Driving home the point that comedy is much harder to pull off than drama, Poehler urged the crowd to “calm down about Leonardo DiCaprio’s performance in The Revenant. »

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SAG Awards: Find Out How Ty Burrell, Jim Parsons and more got their SAG Cards

30 January 2016 9:37 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

The Awards season is upon us. Though we were not enthused with the hosting duties of Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes earlier this month, we still have plenty of awards shows to look forward to in the coming weeks. One of those is the Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will air tonight live on both TNT and TBS. The winners will be chosen by the 165,000 card carryign SAG members. So how did your favorite TV star nominees earn their SAG cards? Take a look at the list below to find out. We were even able to unearth a

SAG Awards: Find Out How Ty Burrell, Jim Parsons and more got their SAG Cards »

- Tim Gerstenberger

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Caitlyn Jenner Settles Deadly Malibu Car Crash Lawsuit

28 January 2016 2:03 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Caitlyn Jenner is on the road to recovery as far as her legal entanglements are concerned. The Olympian-turned-reality TV star has settled a lawsuit stemming from a deadly car crash on the Pacific Coast Highway that Jenner was involved in last year. Papers have been filed to dismiss a lawsuit filed against her by the adult stepchildren of Kimberly Howe, who perished in the multi-car accident. Also Read: Ricky Gervais Fires Right Back at Caitlyn Jenner With More Bad Driver Jokes Jenner was hit with a wrongful-death suit by Dana Redmond and William Howe, who contended that her vehicle hit the senior Howe’s car, »

- Tim Kenneally

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2016 Sundance Trading Card Series: #8. Camille Rutherford (Jacqueline Argentine)

26 January 2016 7:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Eric Lavallee: Name me three of your favorite “2015 discoveries”.

This year I discovered Extras, the series Ricky Gervais did after The Office. It’s so funny. This guy is insane. I want his talent and his brain.

I go the cinema all the time, I think one movie that really impressed me was Foxcatcher. The script is incredible, the ideas, the atmosphere.

I want to buy the dvd. The last thing that comes to mind right now is David Bowie. All his songs. I can’t stop listening to him. Ashes to ashes. Heroes. Woew. He was wonderful. I also can’t stop listening to a Pink Floyd song at the moment, Paintbox. I love the melody. I want it in my next short film but I’ll never have the money for it. It must be so expensive to have Pink Floyd in a movie. Oh, I must say »

- Eric Lavallee

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Streaming Video Usage Spikes During Huge Northeast Blizzard

24 January 2016 1:37 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Update: Comcast reports that VOD viewing on the Xfinity platform spiked 23% on Jan. 23 compared to the previous Saturday, driven by big spikes in storm-affected regions. More detail below.

The blizzard that socked much of the northeastern U.S. this weekend created the perfect environment for TV binge-viewing as millions of people were left housebound by record-busting snowfall totals on Friday and Saturday.

And even with short notice, major TV and streaming services missed no opportunity to use Winter Storm Jonas as a marketing platform, particularly to encourage catch-up viewing.

Weekend whiteout. Don't blow it. #Narcos #Blizzard2016 https://t.co/SpqhFw7EAN

— Netflix Us (@netflix) January 23, 2016

Gotta stay inside all weekend? No better time to get started and binge watch Season 1 of #Quantico! https://t.co/UxDvOEH3vk

— ABC Network (@ABCNetwork) January 24, 2016

Snowed in? Now is the perfect time to catch up on all the #IdolAuditions: https://t.co/gb8JZyx0yZ pic. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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The day I played David Bowie’s hands in Extras

24 January 2016 8:45 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

When Bowie appeared on Ricky Gervais’s TV show in 2006, he needed someone to play the piano while he mimed. It would be his last appearance on TV and the song he played, Little Fat Man, would later be echoed in Where Are We Now?, a track on his 2013 album The Next Day

‘Chubby little loser ... see his pug-nosed face ...” Who could have guessed that David Bowie would sing such lyrics? It was a mark of his protean genius, as well as his love of British comedy, that he slipped so effortlessly into playing the grotesquely mocking version of himself demanded by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s brilliant script for Extras in 2006.

I fell in love with Bowie aged 11, and also with the wild playing of his pianist Mike Garson. Later I became a pianist myself. Little did I know that I would, years later, be asked by Garson to write his biography, »

- Clifford Slapper

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Oscars 2016: 10 Potential Shocking Upsets

22 January 2016 3:58 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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On 28th February, the 88th Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood after yet more controversy over the nominations and a troubling lack of diversity. Chris Rock will host (hopefully better than Neil Patrick Harris) with Ricky Gervais’ dare to “do some serious damage”, over-the-top musical numbers will fill your ears, and the winners and losers of this year’s Oscars race will be announced.

As always, there are bound to be a few upsets.

There can only be one winner in each category, and last year’s romping technical awards success for The Grand Budapest Hotel proved yet again that it’s very easy for one film to run off with loads of them and leave little for the rest.

Somewhat unthinkably, your favourite film/actor/director could easily leave empty-handed, while something or someone that you thought was rubbish could take home a golden statue. »

- Rob Leane

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TCA Winter Press Tour 2016: Reboots, Reunions and Steven Avery

21 January 2016 12:57 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Now that a few days have passed since journalists and critics have decamped from Pasadena, Calif. for the annual two-week grind of Television Critics Association winter press tour, Variety‘s TV team has taken stock of the most noteworthy trends.

Sean Penn’s El Chapo interview grabbed headlines, as did his sitdown with Charlie Rose — along with any mention of Donald Trump, “Making A Murderer,” and unintended cast reunions. (No, the “Friends” cast is not getting back together.) But nothing occupied TCA as much as a report on Netflix’s ratings in a presentation by NBC research president Alan Wurtzel — which Netflix chief Ted Sarandos handily dismissed in his exec session as “remarkably inaccurate.”

And then, of course, there was all the usual chatter about “Peak TV,” which has now hit a high of 412 scripted series.

For those who didn’t make it to the Langham Hotel, here’s what »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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The Best British Shows on Netflix You've Never Heard Of

20 January 2016 1:00 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

American fans of British TV have long had to make do with what BBC America and PBS choose to import. Of course, there are a lot of shows from across the pond, beyond "Downton Abbey," "Sherlock," "Doctor Who," and the Ricky Gervais original version of "The Office," that we haven't gotten to see. But Netflix has stepped into the breach and brought to these shores a lot of acclaimed British television that has gone unseen here or barely made a dent. Brew yourself a pot of Earl Grey and start binging on these series.

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- Gary Susman

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Chelsea Handler Fires Back: Lately's Heather McDonald 'Should Be Scared'

20 January 2016 8:09 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It turns out the only thing more uncomfortable than an episode of Chelsea Lately is life after the late E! talk show.

During a Sirius Xm interview on Tuesday, former host Chelsea Handler responded to Lately writer Heather McDonald‘s recent comments about Handler being a hellish boss. (“I lived in fear, 100 percent fear,” McDonald said. “I enjoyed my time there … but something could happen and my heart would be beating and I’d be like, ‘Is this it?'”) As you might expect, Handler did not mince words.

RelatedChelsea Handler’s Chelsea Does Gets Premiere Date — Watch Trailer »

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New Poster For The Little Prince Comes Online

19 January 2016 6:35 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Paramount Pictures has released a lovely new poster for their upcoming film, The Little Prince.

Based on “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the movie is from Mark Osborne, director of Kung Fu Panda.

Before seeing the film, watch director Stanley Donen’s 1974 musical version starring Richard Kiley as The Pilot, Steven Warner as The Little PrinceBob Fosse as The Snake and Gene Wilder as The Fox.

The voice cast of the latest adaptation features Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Ricky Gervais, Bud Cort, Marion Cotillard, Benicio del Toro, James Franco, Paul Giamatti, with Mackenzie Foy and Albert Brooks.

The Little Prince opens in theaters March 18, 2016.

Visit the official site: www.thelittleprincemovie.com

www.facebook.com/TheLittlePrinceMovie

The post New Poster For The Little Prince Comes Online appeared first on We Are Movie Geeks.

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- Michelle McCue

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The Little Prince Gets A New Movie Poster

19 January 2016 9:17 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

A little girl lives in a very grown-up world with her mother, who tries to make sure she’s prepared for it. Her neighbor, The Aviator, introduces the girl to an extraordinary world where anything is possible, the world of The Little Prince. The new animated film stars Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Marion Cotillard, James Franco, Benicio del Toro, and Ricky Gervais. “The Little Prince” hits theaters everywhere on March 18.

The post The Little Prince Gets A New Movie Poster appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Rudie Obias

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The Royals Finale: Simon's Killer Revealed, Plus 2 Other Insane Twists

17 January 2016 8:01 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Friendly warning: This article contains major spoilers from Sunday’s season finale of The Royals.

Nary a back went un-stabbed on The Royals‘ season-ender as the world learned of Simon’s killer, Cyrus’ scheme unraveled and a presumed-dead character was revealed to be… well, not so dead.

RelatedCable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard 2016: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?

Let’s begin with that closing twist, the three words that will haunt us until The Royals returns for Season 3: Robert. Is. Alive.

The final moments of Sunday’s season-ender found the (presumed dead) royal lying on a beach, »

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‘Spotlight’ Wins Best Picture at Critics Choice Awards

17 January 2016 8:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

There’s something undeniably cool about the Critics Choice Awards being held at the Santa Monica Airport, where so many of the rich and famous park their planes. And with the golden sun setting upon the Barker Hangar, this year’s 21st annual ceremony, hosted by ‘Silicon Valley’ star T.J. Miller, combined both the glamour of Hollywood with the inevitable crush of awards season, cramming in both TV and film accolades and running over three hours long.

Leonardo DiCaprio, an Oscar favorite for the gritty wilderness survival story “The Revenant,” won best actor, broadcasting his acceptance speech from London, where he’s promoting the film.  Sharon Stone announced the best picture award, which went to “Spotlight.”

Brie Larson, who wasn’t able too attend the event, won best actress for her heartbreaking turn in “Room” and in the TV awards, Rami Malek nabbed best actor in a drama series for “Mr. Robot. »

- Malina Saval

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‘Spotlight’ Wins Best Picture at Critics Choice Awards

17 January 2016 8:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There’s something undeniably cool about the Critics Choice Awards being held at the Santa Monica Airport, where so many of the rich and famous park their planes. And with the golden sun setting upon the Barker Hangar, this year’s 21st annual ceremony, hosted by ‘Silicon Valley’ star T.J. Miller, combined both the glamour of Hollywood with the inevitable crush of awards season, cramming in both TV and film accolades and running over three hours long.

Leonardo DiCaprio, an Oscar favorite for the gritty wilderness survival story “The Revenant,” won best actor, broadcasting his acceptance speech from London, where he’s promoting the film.  Sharon Stone announced the best picture award, which went to “Spotlight.”

Brie Larson, who wasn’t able too attend the event, won best actress for her heartbreaking turn in “Room” and in the TV awards, Rami Malek nabbed best actor in a drama series for “Mr. Robot. »

- Malina Saval

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Mocking Ricky Gervais and Confusing Amy Schumer: The Funniest Moments from T.J. Miller at the Critics' Choice Awards

17 January 2016 7:10 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Off-beat comedian T.J. Miller joined the ranks of Ricky Gervais and Chris Rock when he took up the task of hosting a big show during this year's award season - and he proved that he could really hold his own against comedy heavyweights. On Sunday's Critics' Choice Awards, the Silicon Valley star managed to be both funny, eccentric, and just the right amount of inappropriate when he took over the stage. We've rounded up the best moments from Miller's night, including his dig at Gervais. His monologue with his four dancing criticsMiller really committed to his opening bit, which involved »

- Maria Mercedes Lara, @maria_mercedes

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Ricky Gervais Fires Right Back at Caitlyn Jenner With More Bad Driver Jokes

15 January 2016 7:11 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ricky Gervais has answered Caitlyn Jenner’s response to his Golden Globes jokes with more jabs at her driving record. On Thursday at a TCA press panel, the “I Am Cait” star was asked if she had heard Gervais’ joke about her during Sunday’s Golden Globes. “I think what I’m gonna do is call the Golden Globes and see if they need a new host for next year and we’ll solve that problem,” she responded. Gervais tweeted early Friday morning, “Please, please, please let her host the Golden Globes. Just don’t let her drive.” Also Read: »

- Joe Otterson

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