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The latest in Vimeo's ever-growing stock of intriguing supercuts is this, from user Roger Serrabassa, which takes a giddy, ten-minute race through some of the most influential and groundbreaking special effects-led movies ever made. Have fun trying to identify everything among the myriad explosions, animal appearances and occasional questionable choices—is “Oz the Great and Powerful” really a defining VFX movie?The supercut is also heavy on recent releases, which makes sense given how quickly our standards for VFX change—but for an interesting contrast check out the supercut of Oscar-winning special effects we ran a little while ago, which gives some sense of the history of the craft, but lacks the Bill Nighy tentacle-face goodness to be found in this one. You can't have it all. And one other stop you might want to make is on our feature of 7 Pre-Bullet Time VFX Effects That Blew Our Minds. Watch below. »
- Ben Brock
The 42-year-old actress, who was recently rumoured to be involved in a possible Beetlejuice sequel, looked elegant in a flowing cream dress and simple black blazer as she attended the event hosted by Vogue at the Cinema Society.
The star posed with and embraced Nighy and the show's writer Sir David Hare on the red carpet.
Ryder plays Melanie Fall, a businesswoman with a secret, in the BBC original drama from Oscar-nominated writer Hare.
Meanwhile, Nighy reprises his role of ex-MI5 operative Johnny Worricker in the follow-up to 2011 thriller Page Eight.
Pierce Brosnan heads the cast as King Louis Xiv, who is determined to protect the future of France by reigning for all eternity. His search for immortality leads him to capture and steal the life force from a mermaid, but soon his 18-year-old illegitimate daughter discovers the mystical creature and strikes up a friendship with her.
Chinese actress Fan Bing Bing portrays the mermaid, a Gollum-type digital creation. Kaya Scodelario (TV.s Skins) plays the daughter, Marie-Josephe. Hurt is Pere La Chaise, spiritual adviser to the king. The producers said Nighy dropped out due to a scheduling conflict. »
- Don Groves
Turks & Caicos (BBC2) | iPlayer
The Widower (ITV) | ITV Player
W1A (BBC 2) | iPlayer
Line of Duty (BBC2) | iPlayer
What a splendid yet depressing week for British drama. I say that only because I can't quite remember another week when there was simply so much damned fine stuff available, and suspect that this week in March 2014 will go down as, in the disconcertingly American shorthand of our times, a game-changer. Anyone now attempting to write a drama script for TV will henceforth have, surely, to up said game, and any mediocre writer will grow depressed. So: no more thinly dimensioned alcoholic cribbage-loving cops, tetchy fat posh tweedy pathologists, heart-of-gold whores, skinny damaged a) matriarchs, or b) lady psychiatrists, or, please God, sleuthing gardeners, »
- Euan Ferguson
BBC One's Beyond Breaking Point achieved an audience share of 17.3% at 9pm on a quiet Thursday night.
The One Show was the most-watched programme outside of news and soaps with 4.44m (21.8%) at 7pm. Later, Holiday Hit Squad brought in 3.10m (14.6%), and Question Time was seen by 2.35m (21.8%) at 10.35pm.
On ITV, Ade Edmondson's new series Ade at Sea interested 2.63m (12.4%) at 8.30pm, followed by documentary Dangerous Dogs with 1.97m (9.3%) at 9pm (269,000/1.7% on +1).
Channel 4's Hoarder Next Door fascinated 1.47m (6.9%) at 8pm (166k/0.8%). Inside Rolls-Royce gathered 2.13m (10.1%) at 9pm (361k/2.3%) and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown amused 982k (6.1%) at 10pm (221k »
We last saw Johnny Worricker three years ago in Page Eight, standing in front of an airport departure board. Last night he turned up in Turks & Caicos (BBC2) for the second part of David Hare's post-9-11 political trilogy. The tax haven off Miami isn't the worst place in the world for a former MI5 agent (Bill Nighy) to eat lobster on the beach, but it's an even better one to go to when waiting for trouble. Trouble, in the shape of CIA agent Christopher Pelissier (Christopher Walken), soon showed up and Worricker was quickly drawn into the complex, grubby world of corrupt financiers and politicians that satisfyingly led back to the compromised British prime minister, Alec Beasley (Ralph Fiennes), from Page Eight.
As you would expect from Hare, »
- John Crace
Arrow: Sky1, 8pm
The team gain a new member when Sara joins, but Felicity is less than pleased as she feels left out. Sara's time does not get off to a good start, however, as she loses her temper with both Oliver and Lance.
In an effort to prove her worth, Felicity decides to take on criminal mastermind and accomplished thief William Tockman, or 'The Clock King', who is holding Sterling City to ransom. She embarks on a lone mission, putting her life in danger.
Davina: Beyond Breaking Point: BBC One, 9pm
The episode charts her progress from Edinburgh to London, where she encounters 50mph winds and sleet as she runs, cycles and swims 500 miles.
The adverse weather conditions continue as Davina also tackles a snowy trek over Scafell Peak, and an open-water swim across Lake Windermere, »
Nighy reprises his role of ex-MI5 operative Johnny Worricker in the follow-up to 2011 thriller Page Eight.
Turks & Caicos is the second in Hare's Worricker trilogy, with third film Salting the Battlefield set to air on Thursday, March 27 at 9pm.
Watch a trailer for BBC Two's Turks & Caicos below: »
Rugby League: Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors | Ade At Sea | Davina: Beyond Breaking Point | Turks & Caicos | Arena: Whatever Happened To Spitting Image? | The Good Wife | Rake | Some Football Managers With Jokes
Rugby League: Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors
7.30pm, Sky Sports 1
This is a rerun of last year's grand final, but so far this season neither side has shown the form that got them there. Wigan are missing Nrl convert Sam Tomkins and seem to be suffering a hangover from their defeat in the World Club Challenge. Warrington, meanwhile, have been made to look vulnerable in defeats against St Helens and Leeds, with their defence being breached far too easily. It's early days, but a win would be very welcome for both teams. Lanre Bakare
Ade At Sea
Episode one of six in a neat look at Britain's maritime past, fronted by comedian turned seasoned documentary type Ade Edmondson. »
- Lanre Bakare, Hannah J Davies, Rachel Aroesti, Julia Raeside, Ali Catterall, Bim Adewunmi, Mark Jones
The sequel to Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will be released in March 2015, it has been announced.
Set in India, the movie had a veteran British cast including Dame Judi Dench, Dev Patel, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Penelope Wilton, Diana Hardcastle, Tena Desae and Lillete Dubey.
The independent film was both a critical and box office hit last year, earning $135 million worldwide.
Fox Searchlight announced that Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 will debut on March 6, 2015.
Filming on the sequel began in January, with Richard Gere joining the cast.
Gere's character will reportedly have a romantic plotline with Lilette Dubey's Mrs Kapoor. »
Fox Searchlight has dated “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2” for a March 6 platform release in the U.S.
The original “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” was a surprise hit and grossed $135 million worldwide in 2012. The new project is the first sequel ever released by Fox Searchlight.
John Madden has returned to direct the sequel from a script by Ol Parker. Returning cast includes Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Penelope Wilton, Diana Hardcastle, Tena Desae and Lillete Dubey.
Blueprint Pictures’ Graham Broadbent and Peter Czernin are producing and Participant’s Jeff Skoll is executive producer. Fox Searchlight Pictures has worldwide rights and will co-finance in association with Participant Media and Image Nation Abu Dhabi.
- Dave McNary
“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2” will open in limited release on March 6, 2015, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Participant Media said Tuesday. Fox Searchlight has worldwide rights and co-financed the film in association with Participant Media and Image Nation Abu Dhabi. The first film was a sleeper hit when it debuted in the summer of 2012, taking in $135 million worldwide on a production budget of $10 million. Also read: Indie Box Office: ‘Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ Expansion Clicks Stars Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Dev Patel return from the first film, as does director John Madden. Richard Gere, David »
- Todd Cunningham
Want to make sure you don't miss anything great on the telly in the next seven days? Never fear, because Tube Talk has done all the hard work for you and smushed all of this week's must-see TV into one snappy rundown. Check out what you should be checking out below...
W1A: Wednesday (March 19) at 10pm on BBC Two
There may be trouble ahead, because former Olympics Head of Deliverance Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville) is heading to the BBC in W1A, the follow-up, don't-you-dare-call-it-a-sequel to BAFTA-winning mockumentary Twenty Twelve.
He's joined by clueless buzzword-spewing PR guru Siobhan Sharpe, played to perfection again by show-stealing Jessica Hynes, as well as a whole host of brand new oddballs and incompetents inside Broadcasting House. Cringe and clever, W1A certainly delivers and is never afraid to bite the hand that feeds it for.
Watch the trailer for W1A below:
Digital Release Date: May 2, 2014, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 13, 2014
Price: DVD Tba, Blu-ray 3D Combo $39.99
Eckhart’s chiseled face is covered in scars to play Frankenstein, who’s named Adam in this story.
The horror film takes place 200 years after the monster was created. Celestial forces arm Adam with weapons to defeat the demons that are constantly seeking his destruction. Soon he’s dragged into the middle of a war over the fate of humanity and discovers that he has the key that could destroy humankind.
I, Frankenstein is based on The Darkstorm Studios graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux, but the movie version didn’t sit well with critics. They felt the film took itself too seriously and gave it a dismal 4% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes. »
We have a few release date announcements to attend to this evening. Briefly: Ride Along 2 – Universal has dated the action-comedy sequel for January 15, 2016, almost exactly two years after the release of the first film. Ice Cube and Kevin Hart star. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 – Fox Searchlight has set a March 6, 2015 release date for this unlikely follow-up. The entire original cast, including Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, and Maggie Smith, return. What If – Previously titled The F Word, this excellent relationship comedy starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan will arrive on August 1, 2014. Tracks – The Weinstein Company has dated the Mia Wasikowska-fronted adventure drama for May 23, 2014. Passengers – This promising sci-fi thriller set to star Keanu Reeves and Rachel McAdams was dated for April 3, 2015, but The Weinstein Company has unfortunately pulled it off the schedule. Hit the jump for more on the aforementioned films. After the Tim Story-directed action-comedy »
- Adam Chitwood
Here’s everything you need to know about Lionsgate Home Entertainment’s release of I, Frankenstein starring Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto and Jai Courtney. I think the most intriguing part of the release is going to be all the from-graphic-novel-to-big-screen featurettes.
From Lionsgate Home Entertainment I, Frankenstein
From the producers of Underworld, Aaron Eckhart stars in the dark fantasy action thriller, I, Frankenstein, arriving on 3D Blu-ray (plus 2D Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet), along with DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View, May 13 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film will also be available earlier on Digital HD May 2
Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) portrays one of the most iconic horror legends of all time in the gripping adventure I, Frankenstein, available on 3D Blu-ray (plus 2D Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet), along with DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View, »
- Jess Orso
Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) portrays one of the most iconic horror legends of all time in the gripping adventure I, Frankenstein, available on 3D Blu-ray (plus 2D Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet), along with DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View, May 13 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. This film will be available on Digital HD May 2. From the producers of Underworld, I, Frankenstein follows Frankenstein's monster (Eckhart) as he becomes involved in a war between two immortal clans. Also starring Bill Nighy (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest), Yvonne Strahovski (TV's Chuck, TV's Dexter), Miranda Otto (The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King, TV's Rake), Jai Courtney (upcoming Divergent, A Good Day to Die Hard) and Kevin Grevioux (Underworld, Underworld 3: The Rise of The Lycans), I, Frankenstein was written for the screen and directed »
Following the I, Frankenstein‘s theatrical release in January, Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced a Blu-ray, DVD, and digital release this May:
“Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) portrays one of the most iconic horror legends of all time in the gripping adventure I, Frankenstein, available on 3D Blu-ray (plus 2D Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet), along with DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View, May 13 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. This film will be available on Digital HD May 2. From the producers of Underworld, I, Frankenstein follows Frankenstein’s monster (Eckhart) as he becomes involved in a war between two immortal clans. Also starring Bill Nighy (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest), Yvonne Strahovski (TV’s “Chuck,” TV’s “Dexter”), Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, TV’s “Rake”), Jai Courtney (upcoming Divergent, »
- Jonathan James
A few short months after failing to impress the majority of horror fans, the action-packed I, Frankenstein heads home with multiple means of consumption. Read on for full details!
From the Press Release
Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) portrays one of the most iconic horror legends of all time in the gripping adventure I, Frankenstein, available on 3D Blu-ray (plus 2D Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD UltraViolet), along with DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Video On Demand, and Pay-Per-View, May 13 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. This film will be available on Digital HD May 2.
From the producers of Underworld, I, Frankenstein follows Frankenstein's monster (Eckhart) as he becomes involved in a war between two immortal clans. Also starring Bill Nighy (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest), Yvonne Strahovski (TV's "Chuck," TV's "Dexter"), Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, »
- John Squires
At the peak of her Brideshead fame, she broke her jaw and lost half her teeth. It might have finished some actors, but not Diana Quick. She talks to Kira Cochrane about agitprop, acting couples – and supporting herself with crochet
There was a moment in the early 1980s when Diana Quick looked bound for one of those Hollywood careers synonymous with swimming pools, paparazzi and giant sunglasses. She had been acting professionally since the late 1960s, landed a major role in Ridley Scott's first feature The Duellists in 1977 and, as the 80s dawned, was working on the British TV adaptation of Brideshead Revisited. Her role as exquisite, troubled aristocrat Lady Julia Flyte made international fame seem assured. When the series aired in 1981, headlines wondered if Quick was the world's most beautiful woman.
But between shooting Brideshead and its TV showing, her life changed dramatically. In San Francisco with her boyfriend of the time, »
- Kira Cochrane
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