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3 items from 2010

Cameron: 'We need more films like Potter'

18 November 2010 6:12 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

David Cameron has urged the UK film industry to start making more films like Harry Potter, reports The Guardian. Addressing Richard Harrington, the Tory MP for Watford, at yesterday's Prime Minister's question time, Cameron said that Harrington's constituency and the country had benefited from Warner Bros' continued use of Leavesden Studios. "I think one of the keys to Warner's success in your constituency is the Harry Potter film franchise which they have been making,” he said. Cameron suggested that the UK film industry should be producing more movies that appeal to broad audiences. He explained: "There is a (more) »

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Make more films like Harry Potter, David Cameron tells UK film industry

17 November 2010 9:10 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Pm suggests film-makers should focus on blockbusters 'that people want to watch' and that encourage UK visitors

David Cameron has seen the future of British cinema and it is big and bespectacled, bankrolled by Hollywood and sold around the globe. If the UK film industry is to survive and prosper, the prime minister suggested today, it needs to make more films like Harry Potter.

Cameron made his comments at prime minister's question time in response to a question about investment in UK film from Richard Harrington, the Tory MP for Watford. Harrington's constituency is the home of Leavesden Studios, which has just been bought by Hollywood giant Warner Bros.

"I think one of the keys to Warner's success in your constituency is the Harry Potter film franchise which they have been making," said Cameron. "There is a great tip and key for film-makers here. That is, we have got to »

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DVD Playhouse: September 2010

25 September 2010 2:51 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

DVD Playhouse September 2010


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The Girl Who Played With Fire (Music Box Films) Follow up to the hit The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo finds Lisabeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) and Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) joining forces once again as Blomkvist is about to break a story on Sweden’s sex trade, which leads unexpectedly to a dark secret from Elizabeth’s past. Starts off well, then quickly nose-dives into sensationalism and downright silliness, with a pair of villains who are straight out of a Roger Moore-era James Bond film. A real letdown for those of us who felt Dragon Tattoo had finally breathed life into the cinema’s long-stagnant genre of the thriller. Bonuses: English language track; Trailer. Widescreen. Dolby 5.1 surround.

The Killer Inside Me (IFC Films) Michael Winterbottom’s adaptation of Jim Thompson’s classic, and notorious, novel about the psychotic mind of a small town sheriff (Casey Affleck, »

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