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Bill Nighy: 5 Awesome Performances And 5 That Sucked

5 February 2016 1:42 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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It’s thanks to Richard Curtis that Bill Nighy broke into the mainstream, after two decades spent languishing on TV, going from prestige drama to prestige drama in the hallowed halls of the Beeb where he was pretty much wasted.

He really broke out in Hollywood thanks to Richard Curtis making him the heart and soul of Love Actually, and in turn we’ve been gifted twelve years of aloof, dry-witted older gents and curt yet well-spoken villains.

Unfortunately, there are an alarming amount of instances where the character actor’s particular charms appear to be on autopilot and his performances sometimes have the tendency to fall a mite flat.

That’s not to say that we haven’t had our fair share of great Nighy performances; there are a few notable ones that don’t make this list, but are deserving of an honourable mention. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, »

- Dan Woburn

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Dad's Army Review

5 February 2016 8:59 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The revisiting of Dad's Army some forty years after its success on British telly to the uninitiated seems oddly timed and strangely unheralded. Why now? Indeed, it seems that the British public and perhaps some Irish too were still tuning in in decent numbers to the repeats that were shown on BBC2 of a weekend. Nostalgia is one thing perhaps and though never a fan, I could see it held a certain charm and appeal for its audience. But a movie is always a tricky proposition. Having already dabbled in movies with Columbia Pictures 1971 film version with the original cast, it seemed it was time for a re-boot. The best of British have been called to action here. Toby Jones plays Captain Mainwaring, Bill Nighy is Sergeant Wilson, Tom Courtenay is Lance Corporal Jones, while Michael Gambon is Private Godfrey. Together with Private Walker (Danny Mays) and Private Pike (Blake Harrison »

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UK poster and trailer for Norm of the North

4 February 2016 12:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its UK release next month, a new poster and trailer have arrived online from the upcoming animated adventure Norm of the North, which features the voice talents of Rob Schneider, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Gabriel Iglesias, Loretta Devine, Michael McElhatton, Colm Meaney and Bill Nighy. Check them out below…

A polar bear of many words, Norm’s greatest gripe is simple: there is no room for tourists in the Arctic.  But when a maniacal developer threatens to build luxury condos in his own backyard, Norm does what all normal polar bears would do…he heads to New York City to stop it.  With a cast of ragtag lemmings at his side, Norm takes on the big apple, big business and a big identity crisis to save the day.

Norm of the North is set for release on March 18th in the UK. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Dad's Army review

3 February 2016 10:13 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The new take on Dad's Army gives a standout role to Toby Jones. Here's our review of the new comedy.

Don't panic! Oliver Parker's big screen version of classic British sitcom Dad's Army (48 years old this year) is remarkably faithful to Jimmy Perry and David Croft's much-loved original and by no means the travesty that some had feared. It benefits chiefly from a note-perfect cast and a warm glow of reverential nostalgia that pervades the entire project, but it's slightly let down by a meandering script and the playing-it-safe comedy moments tend to generate amused smiles rather than out-and-out laughter.

Set in 1944, in the fictional seaside town of Walmington-on-Sea, the film stars Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring, the leader of an elderly platoon of the Home Guard that comprises Oxford-educated Sergeant Wilson (Bill Nighy), doddery Private Godfrey (Michael Gambon), excitable Lance Corporal Jones (Tom Courtenay »

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Bong Joon-ho, Netflix and Darius Khondji join forces for Okja

3 February 2016 4:45 AM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Darisu Khondji (Se7en, Evita, Midnight in Paris) is the latest addition to Bong Joon-ho’s upcoming film Okja. The renowned cinematographer has come on board the South Korean director’s project.

Netflix is funding the film and Brad Pitt’s production, Plan B Entertainment (World War Z, 12 Years a Slave), is the co-producer. With a budget of $50 million, it is on track to become one of the most expensive Korean films ever to be made.

Its star studded cast includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Tilda Swinton and Bill Nighy.

Bong described the project as a “great opportunity” as a filmmaker which granted him absolute creative freedom as well as a large budget.

Despite initial reports about the film being a monster movie, Bong explained the character is not a typical monster but rather a kind spirited animal.  During his interview with Variety, he said “The film is about a warm »

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‘The Women of Walmington’ featurette for the Dad’s Army movie

3 February 2016 12:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release this Friday, a new featurette has arrived online for the Dad’s Army movie focussing on the Women of Walmington. Take a look below after the official synopsis…

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It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls »

- Amie Cranswick

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Norman Longmate: 'Dad's Army was a strikingly accurate portrayal of the Home Guard'

2 February 2016 4:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

In his 1974 book The Real Dad’s Army, the historian Norman Longmate used the memories of ordinary people to document the impact of extraordinary events

The Home Guard was one of the strangest and least military armies ever formed – an improvised band of volunteers set up early in the second world war, which had grown, by 1942, into a conscripted, disciplined and well-equipped force of nearly 2 million men. Immortalised in the sitcom Dad’s Army, still a well-loved staple of TV’s repeat repertoire almost 40 years after its last episode was first broadcast, it is about to reach new generations through a film version of the series, with Bill Nighy and Toby Jones in the parts made famous by Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier.

It is a good moment to reissue my 1974 book, The Real Dad’s Army, which was originally commissioned to accompany an exhibition at the Imperial War Museum. »

- Norman Longmate

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‘Legacy’ featurette for the Dad’s Army movie

29 January 2016 10:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its UK release next week, the first featurette has arrived online for the Dad’s Army movie which see’s the cast and crew discuss the legacy of the classic TV show. Watch it below after the official synopsis…

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It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of »

- Amie Cranswick

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Dad's Army: trailer for adaptation of classic sitcom – video

27 January 2016 1:01 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The trailer for the film adaptation of the much-loved BBC TV sitcom Dad’s Army. The film is set at the tail-end of the second world war, with Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring, Bill Nighy as Sergeant Wilson, Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones and Michael Gambon as Godfrey

Dad’s Army review: who don’t you think you are kidding? Continue reading »

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'Norm Of The North' to get China release

25 January 2016 2:49 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Splash Entertainment’s animated feature adds China to its 70-strong list of international territories.

Norm Of The North is heading to China for a theatrical release in April 2016.

The animated feature from California-based production outfit Splash Entertainment has already tied up deals in 70 countries following its domestic debut on Jan 15, where it has taken more than $14m to date.

Splash Entertainment has now partnered with Yang Yang Pictures Corporation and Chinawood Media Corp to secure distribution for the film in China, as well as Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

Canada’s Silhouette Media Group brokered the deal. Lionsgate handled distribution in the Us.

The English-language version of the film has a voice cast that includes Rob Schneider, Heather Graham and Bill Nighy.

Han Tao, chairman of Yang Yang, said of the deal: “Splash Entertainment is a very well-known animation company around the world and we always want to work with a partner like this.  We look forward »

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Giveaway – Win a Dad’s Army merchandise pack!

22 January 2016 8:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of Dad’s Army on February 4th, we’ve got a merchandise pack to give away to one lucky reader courtesy of the lovely people at Universal.

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls to our unlikely heroes to stand up and be counted.

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- Gary Collinson

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'Ride Along 2' Dethrones 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at The Box Office

17 January 2016 10:52 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After four straight weeks of box office domination, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has finally fallen. The international blockbuster was knocked out of the top spot for the first time since it opened one month ago, with Universal's Ride Along 2 taking first place in its opening weekend with $34 million. The Revenant, in its second week of its national rollout, stayed in second place with $29.5 million, dropping just 25.9 percent, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens slipping to third place with $25.1 million

Star Wars: The Force Awakens got off to an incredible start last month with a record-breaking opening weekend of $247.9 million, and its second weekend record of $149.2 million is just as impressive. It dropped just 39.8% in its second weekend, which is incredible for a movie of this size, and 39.5% in its third weekend, setting another record with $90.2 million. Last weekend, it finally suffered a "normal" drop, dipping 53.1% to win again with $43.1 million, »

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Through the Looking-Glass…Top 200 Most Anticipated Films of 2017: #7. Bong Joon-Ho’s Okja

15 January 2016 8:30 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Okja

Director: Bong Joon-Ho

Writer: Bong Joon-Ho

Fans of South Korean auteur Bong Joon-Ho’s 2013 English language debut Snowpiercer will most likely be excited to learn he’s re-teaming with Tilda Swinton for another sci-fi endeavor, Okja, which is the name of a monster befriended by a young girl in a narrative split between New York City and South Korea. Though Snowpiercer received a rather harried theatrical release in 2014 thanks to The Weinstein Company, who wanted to cut the film, Joon-Ho prevailed and the film was a notable VOD moneymaker in the Us. In November, Netflix announced it was financing the production for fifty million (Snowpiercer cost forty two million and was one of the most expensive Korean productions ever). With this coin and creative control, we’re looking forward to what Okja is going to look like.

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton, Bill Nighy, Kelly Macdonald, Paul Dano

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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, January 15; What Will You See?

15 January 2016 7:39 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, January 15. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise. Wide 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Director: Michael Bay Cast: James Badge Dale, David Denman, Dominic Fumusa, John Krasinski, Max Martini, Pablo Schreiber, Toby Stephens, Matt Letscher Synopsis: "An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos." Norm of the North Director: Trevor Wall Cast: Rob Schneider, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Gabriel Iglesias, Loretta Devine, Michael McElhatton, Colm Meaney, Bill Nighy, Zachary Gordon Synopsis: "A polar bear of many words, Norm’s greatest gripe is simple: there is no room for tourists in the Arctic. But when a maniacal developer threatens to build luxury condos in his own backyard, Norm does what all normal polar bears would do… »

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Film Review: ‘Norm of the North’

14 January 2016 3:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Despite a cuddly polar-bear protagonist and trio of scene-stealing lemming sidekicks primed for breakout status, “Norm of the North” reps an underwhelming first foray into feature-length animation for Splash Entertainment. With plot elements cobbled together from recent animated hits, the blandly executed pic might as well be titled “Happy Minions of Madagascar’s Ice Age.” Indiscriminate family auds may welcome the distraction over a holiday weekend, but “North” will quickly head south to an ancillary afterlife.

Polar bear Norm (voiced by Rob Schneider) makes an early in life discovery that he can communicate with humans. He also has human traits which apparently make him a bad hunter but an ace dancer (his signature move is dubbed the “Arctic Shake”). When frazzled single mother Vera (Heather Graham) visits Norm’s remote homeland on assignment from her land-development-mogul boss, Mr. Greene (Ken Jeong), our polar hero catches wind of a plan to »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Will 'Ride Along 2' Finally Take Down 'Star Wars' at the Box Office?

12 January 2016 8:58 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In its first four weeks at the box office, nothing could come close to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as it shattered box office records left and right. Disney and LucasFilm's sci-fi adventure has overtaken Avatar as the highest-grossing movie of all time domestically, with a current domestic tally of $812.7 million and a worldwide total of $1.73 billion, which is still nearly $1 billion shy of Avatar's global record of $2.7 billion. As the blockbuster enters its fifth week in theaters, it faces its toughest test against three new releases, Paramount's 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Universal's Ride Along 2 and Lionsgate's animated comedy Norm of the North. According to the projections at Pro.BoxOffice.com, Ride Along 2 will be the first movie to dethrone this box office behemoth, with an estimated opening weekend tally of $47 million.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens got off to an incredible start last month with »

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27 British films to look out for in 2016

7 January 2016 1:54 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Cheer on local talent with these potentially great UK films from 2016, including drama, comedy, action, horror, fantasy & more…

While Batman Vs Superman, Captain America: Civil War, X-Men Apocalypse and other mega franchises are expected to dominate cinemas in 2016, let’s hear it for the films below. None are sequels, few have titanic budgets, all of them are British and each of them has the potential to be great.

2016 looks to be a particularly strong year for UK crime drama, with Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, Adam Smith’s Trespass Against Us and Michael Apted’s Unlocked on their way. Military thrillers are also well represented this year, with Gavin Hood’s Eye In The Sky, Fernando Coimbra’s Sand Castle, and Simon West’s Stratton incoming. There’s also comedy, fantasy, drama, horror and even a musical waiting for you below.

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Two new clips from Norm of the North

6 January 2016 8:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its Us release next week, two new clips have arrived online from the upcoming animated adventure Norm of the North, which features the voice talents of Rob Schneider, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Gabriel Iglesias, Loretta Devine, Michael McElhatton, Colm Meaney and Bill Nighy. Watch them below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Norm of the North

A polar bear of many words, Norm’s greatest gripe is simple: there is no room for tourists in the Arctic.  But when a maniacal developer threatens to build luxury condos in his own backyard, Norm does what all normal polar bears would do…he heads to New York City to stop it.  With a cast of ragtag lemmings at his side, Norm takes on the big apple, big business and a big identity crisis to save the day.

Norm of the North is set for release »

- Amie Cranswick

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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2016: #84. Karim Ainouz’s The Beauty of Sharks

6 January 2016 12:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The Beauty of Sharks

Director: Karim Ainouz

Writers: Rob Green and Filip Jan Ryzma

We’ve been waiting years to see Brazilian director Karim Ainouz’s 1950 set French Riviera thriller The Beauty of Sharks. The project was announced as partially funded in early 2014 at the Paris Coproduction Village, and a shoot was scheduled for late 2014. No word on an update, though several sources list the title as a 2016 release, while several other unconfirmed sources list names such as Sharon Stone, Bill Nighy, and even Faye Dunaway (her name was originally attached during very early announcements several years prior) in the cast.

Cast: Na

Production Co./Producers: Royal Road Entertainment’s Filip Jan Rymsza, Americans Film Conservancy, Allotria Productions Ltd.

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. Tbd (domestic/international).

Release Date: Ainouz, whose last feature Futuro Beach premiered in competition at Berlin 2013, was recently announced as being attached to the omnibus 3 Lorca »

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Norm Of The North Free Ice Skating in Forest Park This Saturday

5 January 2016 6:58 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

See what it’s like to live in Norm’s world with a day of winter ice skating fun at Steinberg Skating Rink!

Norm Of The North opens theatres on January 15. It’s the story of a polar bear of many words, Norm’s greatest gripe is simple: there is no room for tourists in the Arctic.  But when a maniacal developer threatens to build luxury condos in his own backyard, Norm does what all normal polar bears would do…he heads to New York City to stop it.  With a cast of ragtag lemmings at his side, Norm takes on the big apple, big business and a big identity crisis to save the day. The voice cast for Norm Of The North includes Rob Schneider, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Gabriel Iglesias, Loretta Devine, Michael McElhatton, Colm Meaney and Bill Nighy.

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