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On October 10th, one of our very favorite movies of the year expands nationwide, to about 500 screens, after building considerable word-of-mouth and sterling reviews. That movie is "The Guest." And instead of being a stuffy art house movie, which follows a similar rollout (and achieves comparable buzz), "The Guest" is a down-and-dirty genre movie and probably the most fun 100 minutes you'll have in a theater all year.
The movie, from the creators of "You're Next" (writer Simon Barrett and director Adam Wingard), stars Dan Stevens from "Downton Abbey" as David, a war veteran who returns to the home of his fallen brother-in-arms. Presenting himself to the family, he says that he is there to just keep an eye on them and maybe stay until he gets back on his feet. But it turns out that David's intentions are much more malevolent, and what starts out as a tableau of suburban »
- Drew Taylor
Though it's never been hit in the ratings, CBS has been renewing The Good Wife year after year. Will this be the season when the show's luck runs out or will it be the biggest year yet? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a seventh season? We shall see.
On The Good Wife, attorney and mother Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) continues to face new challenges and opportunities in both her personal and professional lives. The series also stars Christine Baranski, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips, Makenzie Vega, Alan Cumming, Zach Grenier, and Matthew Goode.
The higher a show's ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better its chances for survival. New ratings data will be added as it becomes available -- typically around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.
9/29 update: You can see the latest night's ratings »
Now that summer movie season is over, it’s Oscar season. During winter and fall many Oscar-hopeful movies are released. This is our overview of what you can expect leading up to the 2015 Oscars.
For fans of film, fall and winter are the best times of the year. This is when, typically, some of the most well-received films are released. Unofficially, we call it Oscar Season, and there’s good reason that the year’s best films are saved for last. Any film released before the end of the year is eligible for Oscar nomination. Therefore, if you release your film towards the end of the year, it will be fresher in audience and critic minds when awards time rolls around in early March/late February (February 22nd, 2015 to be exact).
In preparation for the fall and winter movie season, we’ve put together this preview of films that have been getting lots of attention. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
We recently saw an enigmatic and intriguing poster for The Imitation Game and now we have Benedict Cumberbatch – who plays Second World War codebreaker Alan Turing in the film – staring out at you. Well, behind every code is an enigma, so says the poster.
The film, which will be arriving in the UK for the London Film Festival, also stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear and Charles Dance. It has already proven popular at the Toronto International Film Festival, winning the People’s Choice Award.
Check out the poster below and remind yourself what to expect with the exciting trailer:
Source: StudioCanal »
- Amanda Keats
Benedict Cumberbatch - officially The Busiest Actor In The UniverseTM - will soon return to our screens with the wartime drama, The Imitation Game. In preparation, a new poster has been transmitted and it's, um, cracking (sorry).The film tells the true story of the race to crack the Nazi Enigma code during World War II, with the effort led by mathematical genius Alan Turing (Cumberbatch). Helping him in his efforts are Keira Knightley, Mark Strong and Matthew Goode, all adding up to an impressive cast of British thesps.In the new issue of Empire (on sale now), Cumberbatch revealed how intriguing he found Turing as a character: "Turing's like Churchill described Russia: a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma."The script, by Graham Moore, was on Hollywood's Black List of best unproduced screenplays in 2011 and seriously impressed the actor: "The [script's] conjunction of secrets, of a man who »
Last week we got a new poster for Morten Tyldum’s (Headhunters)’s World War II drama The Imitation Game, and now we have another one-sheet for the Toronto prize winner, which puts the focus squarely onto Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the famed British codebreaker Alan Turing…
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The Imitation Game is a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, Alan Turing. The pioneer of modern-day computing, Turing is credited with cracking the German Enigma code and the film is a nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British Establishment, but his work and legacy live on.
- Gary Collinson
A new poster for The Imitation Game has been unveiled. The poster features Benedict Cumberbatch who plays Alan Turing. Turing was responsible for cracking the German Enigma code, and the poster’s tagline says, »
- Jazz Tangcay
The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley brings a unique history lesson, marking the English-language debut of Norwegian director Morten Tyldum (Headhunters). Benedict Cumberbatch is Alan Turing in this true-story of a brilliant mathematician who helped break the German Enigma code, allowing the Allies to win WWII, only to later be prosecuted for his sexuality. "Behind every code is an enigma" promises the new poster, hinting that not all is as it seems with Turing in this stirring new drama. The Imitation Game is in theaters this November, just in time for awards season.
In The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but »
Say When follows Megan (Knightley), who goes through a crisis when she finds herself with no prospects at the age of 28.
She avoids her problems by making friends with 16-year-old Annika (Moretz) and her schoolmates.
However, things get complicated for Megan when she finds herself attracted to Annika's single father (Rockwell).
Say When will be released on November 7 in the UK. »
The Good Wife is “Hitting the Fan” all over again.
And by that, I mean that our core characters’ dubiously planted seeds are yielding poisonous fruit and that the Season 6 premiere is on par with the show’s seminal Season 5 Episode 5 masterpiece in terms of pure, delectable tension, riveting performances and sharktooth-sharp writing and direction.
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In other words, showrunners Robert and Michelle King are seeing last year’s law-firm mutiny and major-character kill-off and raising it with the most dread-inducing prison scenes since HBO’s Oz, »
These have been a great couple of weeks for friends Matthew Goode and Allen Leech, who play Finn on The Good Wife and Tom Branson on Downton Abbey. Not only did their new movie, The Imitation Game, win the Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award—an award that’s been a harbinger for Oscar winners like The King’s Speech and Slumdog Millionaire—but both of their hit television shows debut their new seasons tonight. (Downton doesn’t air on PBS in the U.S. for four months, but you know you’re going to find a way to start watching it before then.) The two were cast as part of the “Hut 8” team of cryptographers and linguists working out of London’s Bletchley Park under the direction of Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch), who eventually built a machine to break the “unbreakable” code the Nazis used for communication in WWII. »
- Jada Yuan
In broadcast circles, “The Good Wife” is the new black, which makes events set in motion by its sixth-season premiere particularly appropriate. After the operatic highs of season five – which saw the death of a major character, and in the wrenching grief that followed, earned an Emmy for Julianna Margulies – there were legitimate questions about what the CBS series could possibly do for an encore. Based on this terrific start – written by showrunners Robert and Michelle King, and directed by the former – as they say in court, asked and answered.
Although rooted in politics and law, “The Good Wife” has also exhibited an inordinate ability to deal in big business machinations, highlighted by the original defection from the firm of Lockhart-Gardner, the jockeying for clients that ensued and now the potential earthquake of partner Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) abandoning her firm to join the upstarts at Florrick/Agos, headed by »
- Brian Lowry
Will "The Good Wife" become "The Good State's Attorney"?
That's the question looming when the CBS drama returns for a sixth season Sunday, Sept. 21 at 9:30 p.m. In May's finale, Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) received a stunning proposition from Eli Gold (Alan Cumming) -- that she run for the office of state's attorney. The very office her own husband, Peter (Chris Noth), once held and then lost when he went to prison.
Last season was perhaps the best run of episodes yet for "The Good Wife" (though, it unjustly did not receive a Best Drama Emmy nomination). So how will the show top itself this year?
Where the show left off:
As we mentioned above, Eli asked Alicia to run for office. That came about after the failure of a bid by Finn Polmar (Matthew Goode), whom Peter had once endorsed. Alicia was in no place for romance after »
- Kelly Woo
The Good Wife returns Sunday, Sept. 21 (CBS, 9:30 p.m. Et) with a premiere that picks up right where season 5 left off: with Eli (Alan Cumming) suggesting that Alicia (Julianna Margulies) run for State’s Attorney. Creators Robert and Michelle King are mum about whether she’ll ultimately decide to enter the race, but we were able to get a few teases out of them about what’s to come.
EW: First question: Are you currently hiding a secret on the level of Will Gardner getting shot?
Robert King: I wouldn’t say at that level, but there is »
- Mandi Bierly
Based on the incredible true story that blends high stakes espionage and futurist science during the height of World War II, The Imitation Game is scheduled for release this November. In The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal. Directed by Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Allen Leech and Matthew »
- Pietro Filipponi
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
Indie director Gareth Edwards got a crack at one of the biggest monsters there is in this summer's blockbuster. Bryan Cranston plays a scientist obsessed with government secrets since the mysterious death of his wife Sandra (Juliette Binoche) after a suspicious nuclear reactor meltdown. Aaron Taylor-Johnson co-stars as his son Ford, a Navy guy who discovers that dear old dad's paranoia might actually be worth checking out. Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins co-star as scientists studying the real cause of that nuclear meltdown.
- Jenni Miller
In The Imitation Game, Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing, a British mathematician who worked to break the Nazi Enigma code in World War II. The film, directed by Morten Tyldum, also stars Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode.
Tiff’s People’s Choice Award is commonly used as an indicator of the Best Picture winner at the Oscars. 12 Years A Slave, which Cumberbatch also appeared in, won the award last year before taking home the Best Picture Oscar, and other winners include The King’s Speech and Slumdog Millionaire.
The Imitation Game screened at Tiff, inspiring glowing reviews and earning buzz for its lead actor Cumberbatch, who appears to be an early favorite for a Best Actor nominee.
“Dominating it all is Cumberbatch, whose charisma – tellingly »
The Imitation Game, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, the brilliant British mathematician who cracked the Nazi Enigma code during World War II and was later ruined for being outed as a homosexual, was voted the favorite film by audiences at the Toronto Film Festival. Directed by Morten Tyldum and co-starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode, The Imitation Game leaped into the Oscar race and was warmly embraced by audiences, who named it the Grolsch People’s Choice Award. It will open in theaters on Nov. 21.
- Jeff Labrecque
Compared to Tiff 2013 where the focus was mainly on mainstream releases, I made the decision to mix things up about by also covering movies that I would not get a chance to see out of the festival circuit such as A Girl at My Door and Phoenix. The other ambition was to expand the number of interviews with the visiting filmmakers and actors but that required getting access to the publicist information ahead of time rather than the day before the festivities. With the help of the Tiff publicity department I was able to get a list of contact names as well a heads up when the press and industry schedule was available online. Added by some luck in finding a press release for Good Kill online which listed a PR contact and a good relationship with another PR firm, I was able to watch some key films and conduct »
- Trevor Hogg
The Imitation Game leads this year's winners at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The thriller starring Benedict Cumberbatch won the People's Choice Award, which was announced at the Festival's annual awards brunch on Sunday (September 14).
Other winners at this year's awards include Beats of the Antonov and What We Do in the Shadows.
The full list of this year's Toronto International Film Festival winners is as follows:
People's Choice Award For Documentary - Beats of the Antonov, directed by Hajooj Kuka
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