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The Apprentice achieved its best premiere rating since 2011 on Tuesday, according to overnight data.
The BBC One show's 10th opener attracted an average audience of 6.66 million (29.7%) at 9pm. This is up from last year's 6.01m ratings, but still down from 2011's 7.8m. It is also up nearly a million from last year's finale score of 5.70m.
On BBC Two, You're Fired brought in 2.10m (11.8%). Earlier, Cat Watch 2014 appealed to 1.11m (5.5%) at 7pm, followed by 100k House: Tricks of the Trade with 1.65m (8.0%) at 8pm and Human Universe with 1.58m (7.1%) at 9pm.
ITV's Wilderness Walks with Ray Mears interested 2.23m (10.9%) at 7.30pm (103,000/0.8% on +1), while Long Lost Family gathered 2.19m (10.6%) at 8pm (181k/0.8%). Spandau Ballet's True Gold special entertained 1.27m (5.7%) at 9pm (141k/0.9%).
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The expansion of the European Championships to 24 teams has given a boost to the home nations, with Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic Of Ireland all hopeful of qualifying for Euro 2016. Thats not to say qualification has become a doddle; this fixture sees Roi face the World Cup holders. There are tough away encounters in store for Scotland and Northern Ireland, too, as they take on Poland and Greece respectively (Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2). Gwilym Mumford
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- Gwilym Mumford, Ben Arnold, Jonathan Wright, Rachel Aroesti, Julia Raeside, Ali Catterall and Mark Jones
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week […]
- Christopher Stipp
Soul Boys Of The Western World is a journey through the 1980s and beyond; the story of a band, an era and how one small gathering of outsiders in London shaped the entire world’s view of music and fashion. The film is not only a fascinating, often hard-hitting social and cultural document of the time, but a brutally honest story of how friendships can be won, lost and ultimately regained.
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- Paul Heath
Spandau Ballet are in the middle of a renaissance. They recently marked the 35th anniversary with a Prs for Music Heritage Award, they will soon release brand new music, and will have a primetime ITV special later this year.
Kicking off the Spandau revival though, is Soul Boys of the Western World, a brand new documentary about the band from filmmaker George Hencken.
However, it isn't just your average music documentary with talking heads and hindsight views, as it is made almost entirely out of archive material. Spandau Ballet had been planning on making a movie about their time as a band for several years, and began work on such a project after reuniting for comeback shows in 2009.
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Name and focus changes for every section, which are now all competitive, resulting in the festival’s structure being “slimmer’.
The ninth Rome Film Festival (Oct 16-25) has revealed a diverse line-up including the Italian premieres for potential awards contenders including David Fincher’s Gone Girl. the world premiere of Takashi Miike’s As the Gods Will and Burhan Qurbani’s We are Young, We are Strong and European premiere of Oren Moverman’s Time Out of Mind, Toronto hit Still Alice and Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet.
This year for the first time the award-winners in each section of the programme will be decided by the audience on the basis of votes cast after the screenings.
Each section has changed name and focus for 2014 and are all competitive, resulting in the festival’s structure being “slimmer’.
Italian comedies Soap Opera and Andiamo a Quel Paese bookend the line-up.
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Want to know what British films are coming out this month? Then look no further than our fabulous movie calendar...
Welcome to our new, regularly updated calendar of all the British movies due for release in UK cinemas over the coming months. So if you're keen to keep up-to-date on the latest in home grown cinema - from documentaries to dramas, and comedy horror to science fiction - this is the ideal post for you.
So here's what's coming up in the future.
12 September 2014
Director: Matthew Warchus
Details: A drama about a group of gay and lesbian activists donating to people in need during the 1984 miners' strike.
Director: Marc Evans
Details: A documentary about Swansea football fans.
19 September 2014
Director: Andre Singer
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Spandau Ballet's film Soul Boys of the Western World will be broadcast live in a one-off satellite premiere screening.
The film will screen on September 30, before going on general release in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on October 3.
Following the premiere screening, Spandau Ballet will reunite on stage for the first time since 2010.
Lauren Laverne will host a question and answer session with the band and director George Hencken, before the group perform some of their classic anthems. The event will be broadcast to cinemas across the UK and Ireland.
Soul Boys of the Western World explores the band's journey through the 1980's and beyond, and looks at how one small gathering of outsiders helped to shape the entire world's view of music and fashion.
The film combines newsreel footage with never-before-seen video from the band's personal archive and candid interviews with the band members.
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The film was released alongside the new "Embrace Of The Vampire" reboot, also available on Blu-ray.
"...'Charlotte' (Milano) is a beautiful college freshman nearing her 18th birthday.
"Charlotte's boyfriend 'Chris' would like to take their relationship to the next level, but Charlotte isn't sure if she's ready.
"Meanwhile, Charlotte finds herself aggressively pursued by a mysterious new suitor (Kemp). What Charlotte doesn't know is that she's the reincarnation of a Transylvanian princess ... "
Bessai's "Embrace of the Vampire", available from Anchor Bay Films in a Blu-ray and DVD combo pack October 15, 2013, stars Sharon Hinnendael, Victor Webster, C.C. Sheffield, Tiio Horn and Robert Moloney:
"...'Charlotte' (Hinnendale) is a timid and sheltered »
- Michael Stevens
Jones’ sophomore film stars Martin Kemp (The Krays) as a sniper forced to murder six random people in six hours to save his kidnapped daughter, played by Dani Dyer (Vendetta). He later realises the murders are part of a political coup and attempts to unmask the kidnappers.
“We have assembled a fantastic cast to do justice to Simon’s script: a fast-paced page-turner, which feels much more like an American picture than your standard British film,” said Jones.
Emily Browning also features in the cast of the film as Frances Shea, Reggie's estranged wife who died in 1967.
An inquest ruled that she committed suicide, however a former lover of Reggie claimed that Ron killed Frances in a jealous rage.
It was revealed earlier this year that Tom Hardy has been cast in Legend, the upcoming Kray Twins movie from writer and director Brian Helgeland (Payback, 42). Now, with filming underway, the first official image of The Dark Knight Rises and Inception star as both Ronald and Reginald Kray has been released.
The well-known gangsters caused chaos during the 50s and 60s, and it should be fascinating to see how Tom Hardy differentiates both of the twin brothers from each other through his dual performance. It’s also clear just from the image above that they’ll be portrayed very differently.
Will Tom Hardy finally gain some major awards recognition? We’ll have to wait and see!
One of the last major movies to focus on the Kray Twins starred Gary and Martin Kemp from Spandau Balle, but having just the one actor play them should bring something very different to this particular project. »
- Josh Wilding
Jake Gyllenhaal will make his Broadway debut this fall in Constellations
Our thoughts are with the family, friends, and generations of fans of Ruby Dee, who has passed away at the age of 91.
Below you can see Anderson show remarkable restraint and composure as he dismantles a smirking asshat.
Hallmark is offering a Father »
Is there anything better in this world than Tom Hardy? How about Two?
Yes, Hardy’s latest flick Legend has started shooting, and Working Title have been ever so kind to release the first image of Hardy as both Ronnie and Reggie Kray. The film, written and directed by La Confidential’s Brian Helgeland, is an adaptation of John Pearson’s The Profession Of Violence, and focuses on the rise and fall of the twins in the 1950s and 1960s. The film also co-stars Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Taron Egerton, Tara Fitzgerald and Chazz Palminteri.
Of course this isn’t the first time The Kray Twins have been tackled on screen, Gary and Martin Kemp played the London gangsters back in 1990 (Yes, it doesn’t sound good on paper but it’s actually pretty decent!)
Legend is currently filming in the UK, but has no release date as of yet. »
- Lucy Cave
Image: Greg WilliamsAnything Gary and Martin Kemp can do, Tom Hardy can do one better. And no, we don’t mean belting out a rendition of Gold. Hardy has taken on the task of playing not one but two Kray brothers in the new film Legend, which charts an incident in their nefarious rise to power. It’s now shooting and the first picture of Hardy has been revealed.La Confidential’s Brian Helgeland is once more in a historical crime arena, adapting John Pearson’s book The Progression Of Violence. Legend dips into the dark underbelly of the swinging ‘60s, when sharp-suited gangsters warred for turf and control, and innocent people were caught in the middle of the conflict, although criminals like Ron and Reggie Kray liked to claim they only went after the competition.Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christoph Eccleston, Taron Egerton, Tara Fitzgerald and Chazz Palminteri fill »
Australian distributors have returned from Cannes lamenting the scarcity of .buzz. titles but happy to have bought a handful of Us, UK and foreign films.
According to some buyers, international sales agents are finding it tough to package films with marketable talent because many of the actors they want are working in high-end TV.
.I heard many times from sales agents that access to bankable talent is becoming harder as the film industry is facing tougher competition from the world of TV,. Icon CEO Greg Hughes tells If.
That quandary is confirmed by Natalie Brenner, head of sales at UK .based Metro International Entertainment. .There seem to be a lot of films struggling to attract meaningful names and as shooting dates get pushed back or projects put on hold,. says Brenner, who had a fruitful Cannes with Nina, the biopic of tortured singer Nina Simone starring Zoe Saldana, which Entertainment One will release in Australia, »
- Don Groves
Top Dog is a feisty crime drama written by Green Street writer Dougie Brimson, the film charts the fall of reformed bad boy Billy Evans (Leo Gregory), who leads a strong cast including Dannielle Brent and Lorraine Stanley.
The film is the second feature from director Martin Kemp, who takes care to ensure that his film has heart, as well as a good old-fashioned fight. We sat with the director himself, alongside Leo Gregory, to discuss their work on the production.
- Nia Childs
★☆☆☆☆Adapted from the novel by Green Street (2005) scribe Dougie Brimson, Top Dog (2014) is the latest offering from Jonathan Sothcott's Richwater Films, who seem intent on burying British independent cinema under a mountain of cockney gangster flicks and inferior horrors. Unfortunately for anyone with even a modicum of taste, there's undoubtedly a certain demographic that will lap up football hooligan dramas, and wouldn't give "a monkey's" if some jumped-up reviewer gives Martin Kemp's Top Dog a critical hiding. Good for them. Ignorance is famously bliss, whilst the rest of us that unfortunately chose the rocky path of knowledge have to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous filmmaking.
- CineVue UK
Crime dramas, crime thrillers, gangster films. They often get a bad rap – and it’s not hard to see why when there’s a constant stream of poorly made, low budget films being spurned out with the same boring plot where someone shoots someone because he ‘mugged off’ wotshisname / stole the drugs / snitched on so-and-so. So it’s something of a relief when something comes along that’s been made with a little more effort, which is where Martin Kemp’s Top Dog comes into play.
Top Dog was brought to life by Green Street writer Dougie Brimson and lead actor Leo Gregory, who plays bad-boy-turned-good Billy Evans. Evans makes the fatal faux pas of trying to protect his family from a local gang who are charging them protection money – so far, so ordinary. But director Kemp is evidently keen on attempting to present something a little different. There is »
- Nia Childs
Read Screen International’s latest daily magazine from the 67th Cannes Film Festival here.
Click on the pages below to read the digital editions…
Deals - Winter Sleep wakes up Cannes buyers, Glacier mints $100m fund, Little Introduces Debut Slate from Genesius, Visit strikes Critics Week Deals, Rumble Fish arrives with Dealer, First Paris Coproduction Village Readies Projects, Mad to cross borders with 10 Arab Features, Almeida’s film scoops Doc Alliance prize,
Features - Dean Dublois (How to train Your Dragon 2), Jonas Cuaron (Forsaken), On the Frontline, Call of the Capitol (Film London’s 10th anniversary - promotional features)
Deals - Sorrentino’s Youth Draws a Crowd, Hanway »
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