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8 items from 2017


First Photos from Set of Love Actually Mini-Sequel Show Liam Neeson’s Sweet Reunion with His Onscreen Family

16 February 2017 6:50 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Love is in the air!

Liam Neeson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Olivia Olson were spotted Thursday on the set of Red Nose Day Actually, a short-film follow up to the hit 2003 romantic comedy Love Actually in honor of Red Nose Day in the U.K. Filming outside the Tate Gallery in London, the former cast-mates looked thrilled to be reunited, and were spotted hugging each other in excitement.

Filming outside the Tate Gallery in London, the former cast-mates looked thrilled to be reunited and were spotted hugging each other in excitement.

For those who don’t remember, Neeson played Brodie-Sangster’s »

- Mike Miller

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‘Love Actually’ Sequel: Cast and Director to Reunite for Short Film

15 February 2017 1:46 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Great news for “Love Actually” fans: A reunion of Richard Curtis’ 2003 Christmas classic is actually in the works. The director and some of the cast have reunited to work on a short film to sponsor the annual Red Nose Day via Comic Relief, a charity funded by Curtis in 1985 alongside actor/comedian Lenny Henry.

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“Over the years I’ve enjoyed doing Red Nose Day specials of TV things I’ve worked on — ‘Blackadder,’ ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ and ‘Mr Bean,'” Curtis said in a statement. “It seemed like a fun idea this year to do a special sketch based on one of my films, since Red Nose Day is now in both the U.K. and America.”

Titled “Red Nose Day Actually,” the 10-minute short film will revisit the film’s characters to discover what »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Love Actually’ Sequel: Cast and Director to Reunite for Short Film

15 February 2017 1:46 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Great news for “Love Actually” fans: A reunion of Richard Curtis’ 2003 Christmas classic is actually in the works. The director and some of the cast have reunited to work on a short film to sponsor the annual Red Nose Day via Comic Relief, a charity funded by Curtis in 1985 alongside actor/comedian Lenny Henry.

Read More: ‘The Fits’ Director Anna Rose Holmer Creates Beautiful ‘Moonlight’-Inspired Short Film 

“Over the years I’ve enjoyed doing Red Nose Day specials of TV things I’ve worked on — ‘Blackadder,’ ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ and ‘Mr Bean,'” Curtis said in a statement. “It seemed like a fun idea this year to do a special sketch based on one of my films, since Red Nose Day is now in both the U.K. and America.”

Titled “Red Nose Day Actually,” the 10-minute short film will revisit the film’s characters to discover what »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Love Actually’ Cast, Director Reunite for Charity Short Film

15 February 2017 8:17 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Richard Curtis has reunited with the cast of his 2003 romantic comedy hit “Love Actually” for a special short film being produced for U.K. charity Comic Relief.

The short, titled “Red Nose Day Actually,” sees stars including Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson and Bill Nighy reprise the characters they played in the Working Title hit, released in most markets by Universal, which grossed nearly $250 million worldwide.

“Over the years I’ve enjoyed doing “Red Nose Day” specials of TV things I’ve worked on,” said Curtis, who co-founded Comic Relief in 1985 alongside comedian and actor Lenny Henry. “It seemed like a fun idea this year to do a special sketch based one of my films, since Red Nose Day is now in both the U.K. and America.”

Currently in production the short explores what the film’s characters are up to in 2017. Also returning to their original roles are Martine McCutcheon, »

- Robert Mitchell

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Blu-ray Review – Willie Dynamite (1974)

6 February 2017 1:55 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Willie Dynamite, 1974.

Directed by Gilbert Moses.

Starring Roscoe Orman, Diana Sands, Thalmus Rasulala, Joyce Walker, George Murdock, and Albert Hall.

Synopsis:

Willie Dynamite is the number two pimp in the city who is desperate to be number one, and a prostitute-turned-social worker is determined to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Michael Jai White’s 2009 comedy Black Dynamite is a brilliant spoof on the whole blaxploitation genre, taking in the bling, the street dialect, copious amounts of totally gratuitous (but extremely welcome nonetheless) nudity, over-the-top characters, a kung-fu fight with Richard Nixon and intrusive boom mics galore, all presented with a knowing wink from everyone involved. If you haven’t seen it then it is highly recommended that you do, if only to marvel at a 21st century comedy that doesn’t rely on being gross for laughs. With that in mind, you would hope that Willie Dynamite – a 1974 blaxploitation »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Broadchurch’ Season 3 Trailer: David Tennant and Olivia Colman Team Up for a Final Case

31 January 2017 1:25 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Broadchurch” is back for its third and final season, with David Tennant and Olivia Colman returning as Detective Inspector Alec Hardy and Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller, respectively. This time, they team up to investigate one last case: a violent sexual assault. Check out the first teaser trailer below.

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In this season, a three-year flash-forward finds the two detectives investigating another crime in their once-sleepy seaside town, which may or may not be related to the Danny Latimer case that plagued the townspeople in season one.

Among other returning cast members are Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan as Beth and Mark Latimer. Also coming back: Arthur Darvill as Vicar Paul Coates; Carolyn Pickles as newspaper editor Maggie Radcliffe; Charlotte Beaumont as Mark and Beth’s daughter Chloe; and Adam Wilson as Ellie’s son Tom. »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Broadchurch’ Season 3 Trailer: David Tennant and Olivia Colman Team Up for a Final Case

31 January 2017 1:25 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Broadchurch” is back for its third and final season, with David Tennant and Olivia Colman returning as Detective Inspector Alec Hardy and Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller, respectively. This time, they team up to investigate one last case: a violent sexual assault. Check out the first teaser trailer below.

Read More: Netflix Proves John Boyega is a Star in This Galaxy Too in ‘Imperial Dreams’ – Trailer

In this season, a three-year flash-forward finds the two detectives investigating another crime in their once-sleepy seaside town, which may or may not be related to the Danny Latimer case that plagued the townspeople in season one.

Among other returning cast members are Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan as Beth and Mark Latimer. Also coming back: Arthur Darvill as Vicar Paul Coates; Carolyn Pickles as newspaper editor Maggie Radcliffe; Charlotte Beaumont as Mark and Beth’s daughter Chloe; and Adam Wilson as Ellie’s son Tom. »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Richard Curtis to receive Writers Guild award for his humanitarian work

25 January 2017 12:47 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Love Actually writer/director to be honoured for founding Comic Relief and Make Poverty History.

Richard Curtis will receive the Writers Guild Of America, West’s 2017 Valentine Davies Award, it was announced on Tuesday (24 January).

The award is in recognition of his humanitarian efforts and charitable initiatives and will be presented to Curtis at the Wgaw’s 2017 Writers Guild Awards ceremony on February 19.

“The Valentine Davies Award is given to that Wgaw member whose contributions to the entertainment industry and the community-at-large have brought dignity and honor to writers everywhere,” said WGA West president Howard A. Rodman.

Curtis co-founded Comic relief with Lenny Henry in 1985 in response to the famine in Ethiopia. The resulting Red Nose Day and Sports Relief appeals had raised more than £1bn by 2015.

The comedy writer also founded Make Poverty History, which campaigns to raise awareness and pressure governments into taking action towards extreme poverty.

Curtis is best known for writing hit films »

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