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Fox Searchight has released its period drama "Belle," directed by Amma Asante, on VOD platforms, like iTunes, today, August 26, 2014. The period drama about the trials and tribulations of a mixed-race girl, in the 1700s, which made its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Miranda Richardson, Tom Wilkinson, Sarah Gadon, Sam Claflin, and Matthew Goode. Dido Elizabeth Belle Lindsay. It’s a name all but lost to history, but in director Amma Asante’s "Belle," the illegitimate daughter of a British Naval officer and an African slave, raised as a noblewoman »
- Zeba Blay
On Demand DVD New Releases: Aug. 25-31 Belle Belle is a mixed-race girl left to be raised by her aristocratic great-uncle. She is raised believing her position to be a step above the slave class, but the color of her skin holds her back from her family standing. Finding love and her voice may just help to end slavery in England. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson (PG, 1:45) 8/26 Blended Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore star as single parents whose families get swept away for a blended family honeymoon in the African Savanna. (PG-13, 1:57) 8/26 Draft Day (pictured above) Sonny Weaver Jr. … Continue reading →
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- Meredith Ennis
Dockery and Moss will play two former best friends who retreat to a beach house to escape the pressure of their busy day-to-day lives. The pair soon discover how distanced and separated they've become from one another, leading to suspicion and isolation.
Dockery recently received her third Emmy nomination her role as Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey. She is in contention for the Lead Actress prize at this year's ceremony, »
Film fanatics and star gazers, your time is now. Well...almost now. More precisely, your time Will be September 4 - 14. That's when the A-list glitterati, with their films in tow, descend on downtown Hogtown as they flock to the Toronto International Film Festival.
As has become the norm, the list of Tiff-bound talent is both long and impressive. From movie stars to rock royalty, there'll be no shortage of bold-faced names to look out for. On the movie side of things, some big stars set to attend this year include Robert Downey Jr., Ryan Reynolds, Kate Winslet, Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Benedict Cumberbatch, Steve Carell, Jane Fonda, Tina Fey, Robert Pattinson and Bill Murray.
As if those weren't enough names to keep you busy, let's not forget the masses of talented filmmakers making Toronto their temporary home during the festival. Among the big-named directors set to make an appearance are David Cronenberg, »
- Emma Badame
Having all but disappeared from view after starring in the four-season run of Prison Break – the Resident Evil franchise notwithstanding – Wentworth Miller is now re-emerging into the spotlight as a talent with many strings to his bow. The most intriguing of those strings is screenwriting, which he will next demonstrate with the adaptation of the French thriller, With A Friend Like Harry – originally titled Harry, He’s Here To Help for its French release.
The original film – released in 2000 – was written and directed by Dominick Moll, with Gilles Marchand as co-writer, and Laurent Lucas, Sergi Lopez and Mathilde Seigner in the lead roles. The story – as will be presented in this Us remake – sees a man named Harry approach a put-upon man at a rest-stop, claiming to be his former high-school classmate. He gives convincing detail and information to support his story but, over time, his fixation with the man takes a sinister turn, »
- Sarah Myles
Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing is to open this year's London Film Festival
The Imitation Game is a nail-biting race against time following Alan Turing (pioneer of modern-day computing and credited with cracking the German Enigma code) 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.
The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness, TV’s Sherlock) as Alan Turing and Keira Knightley (Atonement) as close friend and fellow code-breaker Joan Clarke, alongside a top notch cast including Matthew Goode (A Single Man), Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Charles Dance (Gosford Park, TV’s Game of Thrones), Allen Leech (In Fear, TV’s Downton Abbey »
The Weinstein Company just unveiled the trailer for "The Imitation Game," starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode and Mark Strong. Check it out below. Plot: 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. The new movie is directed by Morten Tyldum and is set to hit theaters on November 21st. Trailer: »
Plink. Plink. Plink. Plink. Plink. What’s that? Oh, just the sound that signals that a serious, dangerous, historical trailer is coming on through (consider it on par with the “brrrrannngghhh” of setting a mood). Plink. Plink. Pllllunk. The Imitation Game is indeed serious, dangerous, and historical — fortunately for all involved, it also looks pretty good. After years of development back and forth (remember when Leonardo DiCaprio was going to star in this?), Graham Moore‘s Black List script about the life of Alan Turing (“the father of computer science”) is finally an actual movie with a bunch of actual stars and enough street cred to push it into “hey, maybe we need to think about awards or whatever” territory. Cool beans, and maybe it will get kids interested in computer science! It’s a win-win! (Although we wonder what kind of kids will be checking out the historical Benedict Cumberbatch film this fall, but »
- Kate Erbland
Ready to see Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch turn into World War II code crackers? The trailer of the actors' newest release, The Imitation Game, has been released, and it looks as if it will please both wartime-film fans and lovers of good sleuth movies. The project stars Benedict as Alan Turing, the real-life British mathematician who cracked the German Enigma Code and helped the Allies win WWII. The movie also stars Matthew Goode and Downton Abbey's Allen Leech. Catch The Imitation Game when it hits theaters on Nov. 21. »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
Studio Canal and The Weinstein Company have released two trailers for Benedict Cumberbatch's intense World War II thriller The Imitation Game. The actor plays plays the brilliant yet troubled mathematician, logician, cryptologist, and computer scientist Alan Turing.
This looks like it will be a hell of a great movie, and it's based on the true story that follows Turing as he leads "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."
- Joey Paur
Cumberbatch plays celebrated WWII code breaker Alan Turing who was credited at breaking the German Enigma code and influenced modern-day computing. Working with his brilliant team in a top secret location, the film depicts how they saved thousands of people’s lives, which has been said to have played some significance in shortening the war.
It initially showcases at the London Film Festival on 8th October, and then it’s released in UK cinemas nationwide from 14th November.
Source: StudioCanalUK »
- Louise Tooth
British mathematician Alan Turing had the tough job during World War II of deciphering Nazi codes, a task that ultimately helped lead to the Allied victory. But Turing’s life wasn’t smooth sailing even after his huge success: He was later prosecuted for being gay, then considered a crime.
Benedict Cumberbatch plays Turing in the upcoming The Imitation Game, which documents Turing’s race against time during the war and his life before and after. Directed by Morten Tyldum, the film also features Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, and Mark Strong.
The Imitation Game arrives in theaters November 21. »
- Ariana Bacle
The Weinstein Co. has released the first trailer for “The Imitation Game,” four months before its Nov. 21 release in the U.S.
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the crypotgrapher and mathematician who cracked the German “Enigma Code” during WWII.
“We’re going to break an unbreakable Nazi Code and win the war,” he tells fellow code-breaker Joan Clarke, played by Keira Knightley.
Turing was later prosecuted by the British government in the early 1950s for being a homosexual. Morten Tyldum directs “The Imitation Game,” which was announced Monday as the opening film in the 58th BFI London Film Festival on Oct. 8.
TWC picked up the U.S. rights for a reported $7 million earlier this year at the Berlin Film Festival.
- Dave McNary
After helping the Allies win World War II with his cryptology skills, British mathematician Alan Turing fights a much more personal war at home in the first trailer for The Imitation Game. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, whose work in cracking the German Enigma Code was essential to the Allies' winning World war II. Upon returning home, taking a job at the University of Machester, he was prosecuted by the U.K. government for homosexual acts that were viewed as illegal.
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 »
Benedict Cumberbatch fights time and his colleagues to build the first machine able to break Nazi code in the first trailer for “The Imitation Game,” which also stars Keira Knightley. Cumberbatch (“Star Trek Into Darkness”) plays English mathematician and logician Alan Turing, who Winston Churchill said made the single biggest contribution to Allied victory in World War II. Also read: Comic-Con: Legendary Bringing Guillermo del Toro's ‘Crimson Peak,’ Other Surprises The U.K. preview (above) shows Turing clashing with colleagues, played in the drama by Matthew Goode (“Watchmen”), Mark Strong (“Sherlock Holmes”) and Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”). “The Imitation Game, »
- Greg Gilman
The Weinstein Company has released the first The Imitation Game trailer. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, a brilliant cryptanalyst whose expertise cracked Germany’s “Enigma code” and helped turn the tide of World War II for the Allies, but his homosexuality made him a target of persecution. Judging by this trailer, I'm sure there will be superficial Sherlock comparisons since Turing is brilliant but off-putting to those around him, but I think this looks like a solid World War II drama with some good performances. Hit the jump to check out The Imitation Game trailer. The film opens November 21st, and also stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, and Matthew Beard. Additionally, The Imitation Game will open the 58th BFI London Film Festival on October 8th. [Update: We've added the U.K. trailer after the jump.] Via The Weinstein Company. Via StudioCanal UK. And here's the press release for the »
- Matt Goldberg
Considering The Weinstein Company paid a record $7 million to secure the rights earlier this year, it's no surprise that The Imitation Game has gone on to become one of the most highly anticipated films of 2014. The first trailer for the biopic arrived today, fast on the heels of the announcement that film will have its European premiere as the BFI Film Festival opener in October. The big question then becomes is there still a chance the early Oscar contender could hit Tiff in September for its world debut?
The film sees Benedict Cumberbatch star as mathematician Alan Turing, the man behind the cracking of the German's WWII Enigma code and the British team at the top-secret code-breaking centre at Bletchley Park. Though Turing is credited with significantly shortened the war and saving thousands upon thousands of lives across the world, he went on to be persecuted for his homosexuality, rather than lauded for his contributions, »
- Emma Badame
The first footage has arrived for the potential major awards contender "The Imitation Game" in the form of two quite different trailers. The Weinstein Company and Studio Canal have released a U.S. trailer and a U.K. teaser respectively for Morten Tyldum's film, a biopic of computer genius and WWII hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch).
Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Rory Kinnear and Allen Leech also star in the story of Turing whose work at Bletchley Park helped cracked the German 'Enigma Code' which was essential to the Allies winning World War II. Rather than celebrated as a hero though, he was chemically castrated by his own Government and ultimately committed suicide.
The UK trailer at the top plays this very much as a straightforward thriller about the code's cracking. The U.S. trailer is a more sentimental and wider ranging piece about the impact »
- Garth Franklin
The 58th BFI London Festival is to open on October 8 with the European premiere of Second World War codebreaking drama The Imitation Game.
Cumberbatch, Knightley and director Morten Tyldum are expected to attend the premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square, with simultaneous screenings due to take place at cinemas across the UK.
Clare Stewart, BFI London Film Festival director, said: “Featuring extraordinary performances from the British talent in front of the camera and vividly directed by Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game does cinematic justice to Alan Turing’s vision, determination and personal »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
The film will open the 58th BFI London Film Festival on Wednesday, October 8.
The Imitation Game will be in theaters on November 21st in the Us; UK cinemas on November 14.
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.
Behind-the-camera talent »
- Michelle McCue
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