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Winnie the Pooh Movie ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ Set for Awards Season

13 April 2017 5:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox Searchlight has set its family drama “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” starring Domnhall Gleeson and Margot Robbie, for an awards-season release date of November 10.

Gleeson portrays British author A.A. Milne, who found the inspiration for his two Winnie the Pooh books — “Winnie the Pooh” in 1926 and “The House at Pooh Corner” in 1928 — from his son Christopher Robin Milne and his stuffed animals, most notably a Canadian black bear named Winnie used as a military mascot in World War I, and left to the London Zoo during the war. The toys also served as inspiration for Milne’s Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet characters.

The family lived near the Five Hundred Acre Wood in Ashdown Forest, which served as the inspiration for the Hundred Acre Wood in the Pooh books. Will Tilston is playing the Christopher Robin role. Margot Robbie portrays Milne’s wife Daphne and Kelly Macdonald plays the family’s nanny. »

- Dave McNary

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First Look at Margot Robbie in Goodbye Christopher Robin

13 April 2017 3:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fox Searchlight has announced today that its upcoming biopic Goodbye Christopher Robin has been given a November 10 release date, while unveiling the first four photos. It's possible that the first trailer and poster may be coming any day, but until then, the studio has released the first look at Domhnall Gleeson as author A.A. Milne, Margot Robbie as his wife Daphne and Will Tilston as his young son, the real Christopher Robin. This biopic shows how the author's family life helped inspired the iconic Winnie the Pooh character.

Goodbye Christopher Robin gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books, »

- MovieWeb

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First look at Benedict Cumberbatch in The Child in Time

9 April 2017 4:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With filming now underway on the drama The Child in Time, the BBC has released a first look image of Benedict Cumberbatch in the TV adaptation of Ian McEwan’s award-winning 1987 novel.

The TV movie is being directed by Julian Farino, and sees Cumberbatch as Stephen Lewis, a successful children’s author whose life is forever changed when is daughter is kidnapped during a routine trip to the supermarket.

Cumberbatch is joined in the cast by Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire) as Lewis’ estranged wife, and Stephen Campbell Moore (The Bank JobSeason of the Witch) and Saskia Reeves (AnnaA Christmas Carol) as his two best friends. »

- Gary Collinson

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Film Review: ‘T2 Trainspotting’ is a Nostalgic Trip That Stays on the Rails

6 April 2017 12:44 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Sequels are the bane of film’s existence. They tend to end with unresolved plotlines in an attempt to promote the need for another film. Disappointing film franchises have been built this way, but Danny Boyle is the last person I would have expected this from. “T2 Trainspotting” is the sequel to “Trainspotting” that we never wanted but are surprisingly happy to have.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Trainspotting” didn’t end the conventional way by resolving every conflict, but instead ended with the limitless potential of a new beginning. Danny Boyle has never been a slave to conventions so this comes as no surprise, but the way he ended the first film left it completely open-ended and up to the imagination of the viewer. There is a purity to that approach that forces the audience to take everything they have experienced and learned during the film and use it to create their own ending. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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TVLine Items: Brockmire Renewed, Sponsors Bail on Bill O'Reilly and More

5 April 2017 11:06 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

IFC has renewed Brockmire for a second season — just hours before the new, Hank Azaria-led comedy steps up to the plate.

Brockmire, which stars its executive producer Azaria (The Simpsons) as the titular character, follows a famous baseball announcer 10 years after a public meltdown (triggered by his learning of his wife’s infidelity) that ruined his reputation and made him a viral sensation. The show’s cast also includes Amanda Peet (Togetherness) as the strong-willed owner of the Morristown Frackers minor league team and Tyrel Jackson Williams (Lab Rats) as an social media-savvy intern.

“This show is the most fun I’ve ever had. »

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The Child In Time Casts Kelly Macdonald As First Photo Unveils A Mournful Benedict Cumberbatch

5 April 2017 7:23 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Now that Sherlock has entered a state of stasis for the foreseeable future – indefinitely, perhaps? – Doctor Strange himself, Benedict Cumberbatch has reunited with the creative forces at the BBC and PBS’ Masterpiece for The Child in Time, a one-off 90-minute drama based on the somber novel by Ian McEwan.

Two months have passed since Cumberbatch agreed terms to headline the drama, and we now have confirmation of three new cast members: Black Mirror‘s Kelly Macdonald, Stephen Campbell Moore and Saskia Reeves. Filming is already underway in the English capital of London, with today’s official first-look photo unveiling a mournful Benedict Cumberbatch walking alone in the woods.

Set two years after the sudden disappearance of his daughter, Cumberbatch will executive produce and headline The Child in Time as Stephen Lewis, a “successful children’s book author whose daughter suddenly goes missing in the lyrical and heartbreaking exploration of love, »

- Michael Briers

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Benedict Cumberbatch Is Perfectly Pensive in ‘The Child In Time’ First Look (Photo)

4 April 2017 5:28 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sherlock” fans needing a Benedict Cumberbatch fix can revel in the first look photo from his upcoming Masterpiece on PBS series “The Child In Time.” While the sneak peek image simply shows the British actor walking through the woods in England wearing a Barbour jacket and a serious expression, it was enough of a teaser to placate millions of anxious Cumberbitches around the world. Stephen Butchard’s adaptation of Ian McEwan’s award-winning novel also stars Kelly Macdonald (“Boardwalk Empire,” “Trainspotting”), Stephen Campbell Moore (“The History Boys,” “The Go-Between”) and Saskia Reeves (“Wolf Hall,” “Wallander”). Also Read: Benedict Cumberbatch to »

- Debbie Emery

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Kelly Macdonald Joins Benedict Cumberbatch In ‘The Child In Time’; First-Look Photo

4 April 2017 4:01 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Filming has started on BBC One/Masterpiece’s The Child In Time with Kelly Macdonald joining Benedict Cumberbatch in the adaptation of Ian McEwan's award-winning 1987 novel. Also boarding are Stephen Campbell Moore and Saskia Reeves. Pinewood Television and Cumberbatch’s SunnyMarch TV are producing. Check out the first-look photo of Cumberbatch below. Stephen Butchard wrote the 90-minute drama about Stephen Lewis, a successful children's book author whose daughter suddenly… »

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Kelly Macdonald Joins Benedict Cumberbatch in BBC Drama ‘The Child in Time’

4 April 2017 4:01 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Three new cast members have joined Benedict Cumberbatch in BBC drama “The Child in Time,” which has started filming in and around London. Directed by Julian Farino it is the first production of Cumberbatch’s SunnyMarch TV production banner.

Boardwalk Empire” star Kelly Macdonald will play the estranged wife of Cumberbatch’s children’s author Stephen Lewis, who struggles to find purpose in life following the disappearance of his daughter two years earlier. Stephen Campbell Moore and Saskia Reeves have also joined the production playing Lewis’ best friends.

Adapted by Stephen Butchard (“The Last Kingdom”) from a novel by Ian McEwan, “The Child in Time” is a one-off 90-minute drama produced by Pinewood Television and SunnyMarch TV for BBC One. It is co-produced by PBS’ Masterpiece.

“I’m delighted to have such a talented cast join Benedict, Julian and the team and I’m very much looking forward to seeing them bring Stephen’s script to screen »

- Robert Mitchell

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Movie Review – T2 Trainspotting (2017)

23 March 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

T2 Trainspotting. 2017

Directed by Danny Boyle.

Starring Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner, Anjela Nedyalkova, James Cosmo, Irvine Welsh, Eileen Nicholas, Kevin McKidd, and Kelly Macdonald.


After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie.

Does the world of cinema need a sequel to Trainspotting? Maybe, maybe not; it’s not something worth getting caught up in or debating over because at the end of the day, Academy-Award-winning director Danny Boyle’s (who also helmed the original masterpiece based off of the novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh, and has an ever-growing impressive resume of classic films consisting of Best Picture winner Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours to name a few) 20 years later window into the lives of these addiction fueled, irresistibly watchable characters is another hyperactively directed, stylish, and hypnotic romp through the Scottish junkie lifestyle. »

- Robert Kojder

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T2 Trainspotting

19 March 2017 11:37 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

In 1997 there came a little movie called Trainspotting, adapted by director Danny Boyle and scenarist John Hodge from Scottish writer Irvine Welsh’s novel of the same name. It was the loose-limbed story of a group of childhood friends spinning their collective wheels in the working-class gloom of Edinburgh, Scotland, scheming schemes, committing petty crimes, arguing the merits of Sean Connery (and, by extension, Scotland) and trying to sustain those decaying friendships all while rotating in and out of a seemingly hopeless cycle of heroin addiction, indulgence and withdrawal. For me, Trainspotting’s exuberant, hyperkinetic style decorated a somewhat sensationalistic attitude toward tragedy, on a sociopolitical as well as personal scale, and its scabrous energy always seemed too much at odds with the overwhelming lethargy which follows the orgasmic relief of a desperately needed hit. (I guess I’m more of a Panic in Needle Park kind of guy.)

But what do I know? »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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‘Trainspotting’ Author Irvine Welsh Wants Donald Trump to Watch and Publicly Condemn the Sequel

16 March 2017 6:21 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Donald Trump made headlines in January for holding a screening of “Finding Dory” at the White House, but if “Trainspotting” author Irvine Welsh had his way, the President would be screening a far more controversial title. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Welsh goes on record saying he wants Trump not only to see “T2: Trainspotting,” but to also condemn the movie publicly (probably in one of his notorious Twitter rants).

Read More: ‘T2 Trainspotting’: How the Screenplay Convinced Danny Boyle to Resurrect a Cult Classic — Watch

“There’s two things you want whether you do a film or a book,” Welsh said. “You want the approval of cool people and the condemnation of an asshole. The condemnation of a prominent asshole is absolutely fantastic.”

Welsh recalls the response to the original film’s U.S. release in 1996. Bob Dole, who was the Republican nominee against Bill Clinton in the Presidential race, »

- Zack Sharf

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“T2: Trainspotting” is the sequel many fans have been waiting for

15 March 2017 12:50 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

A staple of mid 90’s independent breakthrough cinema, Trainspotting has long been a movie that seemed poised to get a sequel. After all, author Irvine Welsh did write a sequel to his novel of the same name, that one called Porno. This week, the sequel does arrive, though this is with the slightly more multiplex friendly title of T2: Trainspotting. The film looks to recapture what people loved so much about the first one. Considering how long this next installment had been brewing before everyone signed on the dotted line, it would have to be in order to work. Luckily, that seems to be the case. Crisis averted! This sequel is a return to the world initially presented to us in Trainspotting, obviously. After having spent 20 years abroad following his escape in the first one, Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) makes a returns to Scotland. There, he reunites with his »

- Joey Magidson

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Back on Track: Interview with star of T2: Trainspotting, Jonny Lee Miller

14 March 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Back on Track: Interview with star of T2: Trainspotting, Jonny Lee MillerBack on Track: Interview with star of T2: Trainspotting, Jonny Lee MillerJulide Tanriverdi - Cineplex Magazine3/14/2017 10:01:00 Am

When, in June 2016, rumour got out that director Danny Boyle had started filming the sequel to his cult hit Trainspotting people got very excited.

Paparazzi and fans alike flocked to the Edinburgh set and disrupted filming, making it tough for the filmmakers to keep anything secret. “They were trying to shelter our costumes. They had umbrellas and were like, ‘Put your hood on when you get your hair done,’” recalls Jonny Lee Miller, who once again plays platinum-blond drug addict Sick Boy. “Danny said, ‘It’s like f--king Star Wars up here.’ There was a level of excitement which was quite alarming.”

The 1996 film was an unexpected sensation and made instant stars out of Miller and his co-stars Ewan McGregor, »

- Julide Tanriverdi - Cineplex Magazine

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T2 Trainspotting 2 Review: The Cast Brilliantly Revives The Legendary Characters

10 March 2017 2:14 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: T2 Trainspotting 2 Director: Danny Boyle Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Macdonald. The sequel to Danny Boyle’s 1996 ‘Trainspotting’ (based on the novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh) stars the original ensemble cast (Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, and Kelly Macdonald) more […]

The post T2 Trainspotting 2 Review: The Cast Brilliantly Revives The Legendary Characters appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi

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Watch: The 1st Teaser For Bong Joon-Ho’s Latest Film ‘Okja’

4 March 2017 2:44 PM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Netflix unveiled the first teaser trailer for the visionary director Bong Joon ho’s fantasy film, Okja.

The film follows a global adventure and friendship between a massive animal named Okja and a young girl named Mija (played by South Korean actress Ahn Seo-hyun) who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping Okja.

Following her across continents, the coming-of-age comedy drama sees Mija’s horizons expand in a way one never would want for one’s children, coming up against the harsh realities of genetically modified food experimentation, globalization, eco-terrorism, and humanity’s obsession with image, brand and self-promotion.

Starring Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Nighy, Paul Dano, and Kelly MacDonaldOkja will be available only on Netflix beginning June 28.

Source: Netflix »

- Lady J.

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New Trailer for Danny Boyle’s ‘T2: Trainspotting’ Considers a Legacy

3 March 2017 10:55 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Danny Boyle and his Trainspotting players returned to the world of their 21-year-old cult classic, and the results were, apparently, perfectly all right. That it’s heavily reliant, too reliant, on the first film’s magic is no surprise, but it’s nice that the return of Ewan McGregorEwen BremnerJonny Lee MillerRobert Carlyle, and Kelly Macdonald wasn’t entirely for naught.

The latest preview — I think there have been 38 now? — is titled “Legacy,” though that’s not to say it’s much different from what’s been seen thus far. For a better, more honest sense of what to expect, turn to our review, where we say, “[The] film is about unused potential. These deadbeats have sunk back into their old routines now that the promise of the first film’s events have not come to life. The melancholy here is truthful and painful, but T2: Trainspotting »

- Nick Newman

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Pirates of the Caribbean, T2 trailers, Beauty and the Beast featurette and more make our daily round-up

2 March 2017 2:23 PM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Pirates of the Caribbean, T2 trailers, Beauty and the Beast featurette and more make our daily round-upPirates of the Caribbean, T2 trailers, Beauty and the Beast featurette and more make our daily round-upGarrett McCormick3/2/2017 5:23:00 Pm

Check out our daily round-up featuring today's more buzz-worthy movie news.

T2: Trainspotting

It's been more than a while since we've seen the Trainspotting gang on the big screen, but the wait is finally over!

After 20 years, Mark Renton reunites with Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), Begbie (Robert Carlyle), Spud (Ewen Bremner), and Diane (Kelly Macdonald).

A sequel to 1996's Trainspotting, T2 follows the gang as they have to make some serious life choices; stay clean, calm and be the adult that they are, or continue down the wild path that their younger selves would be proud of.

T2 hits Cineplex theatres March 17th - Watch the new trailer below:

Click here for tickets and showtimes! »

- Garrett McCormick

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Trainspotting 2 Legacy Trailer Takes a Trip Down Memory Lane

2 March 2017 9:35 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

More than 20 years after the iconic Trainspotting hit theaters, the gang is finally coming back together in a new trailer for T2 Trainspotting. The sequel premiered in the U.K. back in January to rave reviews. This trailer not only includes new footage, but a sampling of some of the critical acclaim this film has been getting since its overseas premiere, as it gets ready to cross the pond later this month. This highly-anticipated follow-up is already off to a good start internationally, both critically and financially, but it remains to be seen if U.S. audiences will flock to theaters 20 years later for this Trainspotting sequel.

Sony Pictures debuted this new trailer on their YouTube channel today, which includes snippets of footage from director Danny Boyle's 1996 groundbreaking film, along with new footage from this sequel. This next adventure for the boys is based on Porno, Irvine Welsh's »

- MovieWeb

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Long Awaited Sequels: A Trainspotting 2 Inspired List

20 February 2017 6:38 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Long Awaited Sequels: A Trainspotting 2 Inspired ListLong Awaited Sequels: A Trainspotting 2 Inspired ListScott Goodyer2/20/2017 9:38:00 Am

We can not be more excited about Danny Boyle's highly anticipated sequel Trainspotting 2 coming to Cineplex theatres next month!

The original 1996 movie, based on Irvine Welch's 1993 novel, defined a drug generation in the UK. With an electrifying soundtrack, a memorable group of characters and filled with moments that contributed to the pop culture of the cinema world, Trainspotting was definitely one of a kind. Not to mention a talent of a cast: Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremne and Kelly Macdonald.

Well, 20 years later... the original crew is back as Renton (McGregor) returns to his home town after "choosing life" and abandoning his misfit friends. In honour of T2: Trainspotting, we have compiled our own little list of long awaited sequels.

Read the list below and check out »

- Scott Goodyer

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