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Mark Gatiss on Dad's Army movie: "I was genuinely sceptical"

19 November 2014 3:27 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Mark Gatiss has revealed that he was "sceptical" about the upcoming Dad's Army movie remake.

The Sherlock co-creator and actor will star as Captain Mainwaring's colonel-in-chief in the new version, Radio Times reports.

He promised fans of the original that the remake is "charming" and stays faithful to the classic BBC sitcom.

"I was genuinely sceptical - as I think many people will be - but the script really loves the original," he said.

"It's charming and quite moving at times. People love the original and want to honour it but it has to be its own thing as well. So far I'm having a great time."

Toby Jones is starring as Captain Mainwaring, with Oliver Parker (Johnny English Reborn) directing.

Bill Nighy will play Wilson, with Catherine Zeta-Jones as journalist Rose, Inbetweeners actor Blake Harrison as Pike, Sir Michael Gambon as Godfrey, Daniel Mays as Walker, Sir Tom Courtenay »

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Weekend Movies & TV: 'Dumb and Dumber To,' 'Foxcatcher,' 'Beyond the Lights,' & More (Video)

13 November 2014 6:25 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This weekend, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels return as your favorite buffoons in the long-awaited "Dumb and Dumber To," a nearly unrecognizable Steve Carell coaches Channing Tatum in the heavy sports drama "Foxcatcher," a talented young musician struggles with her new-found success in "Beyond the Lights," and an obsessed father searches for his abducted son in the new Starz series, "The Missing," this Saturday.

Also in theaters this weekend:

"The Homesman" is a Western that follows a pious, independent woman (Hilary Swank) who must transport three mad women cross-country with the help of a low-life drifter (Tommy Lee Jones). Jones also directed and co-wrote the period drama. Directed by Jon Stewart, "Rosewater" is a docudrama that follows tortured journalist Maziar Bahari (Gael García Bernal) and his eventual release from Iranian authorities. "Bad Turn Worse" follows three teens from Texas who move out of their small town and get sucked into »

- Jonny Black

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Broadbent Set For New "Heidi" Movie

10 November 2014 6:35 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Jim Broadbent is in discussions to join Bill Nighy, Anna Friel and Greg Wise in "Heidi and the Magic Pool," a new family feature based on the venerable "Heidi" franchise.

The story follows 12-year-old Heidi when she's taken from her grandfather to live in the city as a companion to Clara, a girl being poisoned by a governess with designs on Clara's father. Clara and Heidi flee to a mysterious grotto called the Magic Pool.

The project has already been sold around much of the world and production is slated to begin in April.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Heidi and the Magic Pool sells worldwide

10 November 2014 3:12 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Bill Nighy, Anna Friel and Greg Wise star in the family adventure that will shoot spring 2015.

A new spin on the Heidi franchise, starring Bill Nighy, Anna Friel and Greg Wise, has been sold throughout the world by Carnaby International.

Family adventure Heidi and the Magic Pool has been snapped up by one major distributor, which Carnaby declined to name, that comprises the UK; Australia and New Zealand; France; Benelux; the Czech Republic; Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland; Greece; Portugal; Slovakia; Scandinavia; India, Israel, South Africa, Turkey; Hong Kong; Malaysia; Philippines; Singapore; Taiwan; Thailand; Vietnam; and all of Latin America.

Carnaby International’s director of international sales, Tania Sarra, has also concluded deals with the Middle East (Gulf Film), Indonesia (Pt Prima Cinema), Spain (Flins y Piniculas) and the countries of the former Yugoslavia (Discovery).

Carnaby has also announced an April 2015 start for the film, a UK-Hungarian co-production filming in both those countries. Discussions are ongoing »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Most Of World Dips Into ‘Heidi And The Magic Pool': Afm

9 November 2014 4:08 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Heidi and the Magic Pool – a family feature based on the durable ‘Heidi’ children’s franchise – has cleared territory sales across most of the world, and will start production in April with Bill Nighy, Anna Friel and Greg Wise in the cast, Carnaby International’s Tania Sarra announced at Afm today. The company said it also is in discussions with Jim Broadbent (IrisGangs of New York) for a role.

The film follows 12-year-old Heidi when she’s taken from her grandfather to live in the city as a companion to Clara, who is being poisoned by a governess with designs on Clara’s father. Clara and Heidi flee to a mysterious grotto called the Magic Pool.

Sarra said the territories sold to one big distributor include the UK, Australia and New Zealand, much of Europe, India, Southeast Asia and all of Latin America. Other deals will cover the Middle »

- David Bloom

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Worricker Times Three on Masterpiece Contemporary (PBS)

9 November 2014 12:32 PM, PST | Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy | See recent Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy news »

Whether a Bill Nighy fan or a David Hare follower, tune in to PBS, Masterpiece Contemporary, for Part II of The Worricker Trilogy. Turks & Caicos airs tonight at 9pm Et. Military intelligence operative Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) was introduced in the TV crime thriller, Page Eight in 2011, after it made quite a splash as the Toronto Film Festival’s closing feature. Brainchild of writer/director David Hare, the project, initially, had challenges attracting financial support. There weren’t any over-the-top, visually exciting, action sequences; nor was he planning any. The project was about “human beings” Hare said at the time and about “the inner workings of MI5.” ...

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TV Review: Worricker Trilogy: Masterpiece’s ‘Turks & Caicos,’ ‘Salting The Battlefield’

6 November 2014 9:15 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Completing the Worricker Trilogy that began with the 2011 movie “Page Eight,” PBS’ Masterpiece Contemporary offers back-to-back films featuring Bill Nighy as world-weary spy Johnny Worricker: “Turks & Caicos” and “Salting the Battlefield.” “All-star cast” is an overused term but, taking both movies into account, damned if it doesn’t apply, with Christopher Walken, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Winona Ryder and Judy Davis among those enlisting in writer-director David Hare’s cerebral and decidedly jaundiced spin on the efficacy of the War on Terror, which despite leisurely pacing and inordinately long, talky scenes, nevertheless proves totally absorbing.

In terms of tone, there’s more Raymond Chandler than John Le Carre in these understated surroundings, where never a shot is fired nor punch thrown. Hare’s theatrical background also reveals itself in the long rat-a-tat exchanges between characters, although when those scenes comprise Nighy riffing with Christopher Walken, it’s remarkable just »

- Brian Lowry

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Weekend Movies & TV: 'Interstellar,' 'Big Hero 6,' 'The Newsroom,' & More (Video)

6 November 2014 6:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This weekend, Matthew McConaughey attempts to save the human race in Christopher Nolan's space epic "Interstellar," a young prodigy and his robot friend, Baymax, become crime fighters in Disney's "Big Hero 6," and three shows return to HBO, back to back, on Sunday night: "The Newsroom," "The Comeback," and "Getting On."

Also in theaters this weekend: "The Theory of Everything" tells the extraordinary story of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) and his relationship with Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). In "Jessabelle," the titular character returns to her childhood home to recover from a horrific accident only to find a long-tormented spirit awaiting her return. "The Better Angels" tells the story of Abraham Lincoln's childhood in the harsh wilderness of Indiana and the hardships, tragedy, and women that shaped him. "On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter" chronicles the international sport of motorcycle racing. The documentary was inspired by Bruce Brown's 1971 "On Any Sunday. »

- Jonny Black

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TV Review: BBC America’s ‘The Game’

4 November 2014 7:45 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“The Game” uses a familiar rulebook, which isn’t to say this BBC America period spy drama isn’t worth playing. Low-key to the point of sleepy, the three previewed chapters of the six-episode series pursue a cat-and-mouse battle of wits between British and Russian intelligence in 1972, with the Brits seeking to ferret out details on what they fear is a game-changing plot known only as Operation Glass. Alas, the story is far from transparent, dribbling out clues and dollops of backstory, with Tom Hughes as the haunted young agent at the forefront, and Brian Cox as his secretive boss.

In this setting, Hughes — featured in the Starz miniseries “Dancing on the Edge” — can’t help but evoke comparisons as a younger (and no doubt cheaper) version of Benedict Cumberbatch, using his seductive powers as part of his tradecraft bag of tricks. Yet he’s also plagued by an earlier »

- Brian Lowry

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Cumberbatch, Pride and more nab British Indie Film Award noms

3 November 2014 11:13 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

The British Independent Film Awards have released their list of nominations and includes some pretty big names and films like The Imitation GamePride, and ’71. 

Yann Demange’s upcoming action thriller ’71 starring It Boy Jack O’Connell leads the pack with nine nominations. The movie, which had its North American premiere in September at Tiff, follows a young soldier named Gary (O’Connell) in 1971 who after becoming disoriented in a Belfast street battle is separated from his platoon, forced to navigate the hostile streets solo.   ’71, which will open in Canadian theatres next year, is followed closely by another historically-set drama, Pride, which earned seven nominations.

Another Tiff film, the crowd-pleasing Pride starring Andrew Scott, Bill Nighy, Dominic WestGeorge MacKay and Imelda Staunton, earned seven nominations for its depiction of the unlikely alliance forged between a London Lgbt group and striking Welsh miners.

Other notable nominees for the British Independent »

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Gay Pride takes a fall

2 November 2014 6:02 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

British critics adored Pride, the comedy-drama based on the true story of the gay Londoners who rallied to support Welsh miners in their confrontation with Margaret Thatcher in 1984, and some were moved to tears.

Audiences in the UK were rather less enthused as the film starring Bill Nighy, Paddy Considine, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton has pocketed a modest $US6.2 million in seven weeks, tracking more like a Made in Dagenham than a Calendar Girls or Billy Elliot.

The reaction seems similar here judging by the Matthew Warchus-directed film.s $522,000 debut on 130 screens, and $595,00 with festival screenings and previews.

Distributor eOne emailed exhibitors this morning asking them to maintain screens in hopes that word-of-mouth will kick in this weekend, particularly among the target audience of mature females.

It was another soft weekend as takings dropped by 9% to $9 million according to Rentrak.s estimates. Year-to-date ticket sales have generated $896 million, »

- Don Groves

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First look at Toby Jones and Catherine Zeta-Jones in Dad's Army movie

26 October 2014 3:23 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The first images from the upcoming Dad's Army movie have been revealed.

Bill Nighy and Catherine Zeta-Jones lead the cast in the big-screen reboot of the classic sitcom.

The film will see Nighy play Wilson and Zeta-Jones take on the role of glamorous journalist Rose.

Toby Jones is starring as Captain Mainwaring, with Oliver Parker (Johnny English Reborn) directing.

Inbetweeners actor Blake Harrison will play Pike, with Sir Michael Gambon as Godfrey, Daniel Mays as Walker, Sir Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones and Bill Paterson as Fraser.

Dad's Army - created by Jimmy Perry and the late David Croft - originally aired on BBC One between 1968 and 1977.

Shooting on the movie version - which counts Perry among its executive producers - begins this month on location in Yorkshire.

A film version was first announced in 2012. It will arrive in cinemas in 2015.

Watch a classic clip from the original Dad's Army »

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First look at Toby Jones and Catherine Zeta-Jones in Dad's Army movie

26 October 2014 3:23 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first images from the upcoming Dad's Army movie have been revealed.

Bill Nighy and Catherine Zeta-Jones lead the cast in the big-screen reboot of the classic sitcom.

The film will see Nighy play Wilson and Zeta-Jones take on the role of glamorous journalist Rose.

Toby Jones is starring as Captain Mainwaring, with Oliver Parker (Johnny English Reborn) directing.

Inbetweeners actor Blake Harrison will play Pike, with Sir Michael Gambon as Godfrey, Daniel Mays as Walker, Sir Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones and Bill Paterson as Fraser.

Dad's Army - created by Jimmy Perry and the late David Croft - originally aired on BBC One between 1968 and 1977.

Shooting on the movie version - which counts Perry among its executive producers - begins this month on location in Yorkshire.

A film version was first announced in 2012. It will arrive in cinemas in 2015.

Watch a classic clip from the original Dad's Army »

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News Bits: Army, Wars, Entourage, World, Who

24 October 2014 3:36 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Dad's Army

The first cast photos are out from "Dad's Army," the film version of the beloved British sitcom which is currently in production in Yorkshire. Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay, Daniel Mays and Mark Gatiss all star.

Set during WW2, the story sees Walmington-on-Sea’s Home Guard welcoming a journalist to write about the area at the same time that MI5 brings word that there’s a spy on the loose. [Source: Screen]

Star Wars

Greig Fraser has confirmed he will serve as cinematographer on the upcoming Gareth Edwards directed first "Star Wars" standalone spin-off film which is due in cinemas in 2016. Frasier also says that the project has a working title but can't say what it is or what it's about.

Frasier is a very much in demand Dp and is responsible for the look of such films as "Zero Dark Thirty," "Let Me In, »

- Garth Franklin

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First Look: Toby Jones, Michael Gambon & More in UK's 'Dad's Army'

24 October 2014 1:12 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Just last month we reported on Dad's Army, an adaptation of a comedy series from the United Kingdom that ran on BBC from 1968 to 1977, taking place during World War II in 1944 as the Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. The film stars Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Toby Jones, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon and many more in the film from Johnny English director Oliver Parker. Production is underway in Yorkshire and the first photos of the cast have surfaced online showing off the Home Guard (volunteers ineligible for military service) at Walmington-on-Sea. Look! Here's the first photos from Oliver Parker's Dad's Army from HeyUGuys: Dad's Army is directed by Oliver Parker (Johnny English, St Trinian’s) and written by Hamish McColl (Mr. Bean’s Holiday, Johnny English Reborn), based on the BBC TV series of the same name. The Home Guard of Walmington-on-Sea has »

- Ethan Anderton

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Take Your First Look At The ‘Dad’s Army’ Movie

24 October 2014 11:51 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

I must admit that I cringed a little when news reached us that they were going to turn classic British sitcom Dad’s Army into a motion picture in 2015, but after seeing these first images from the film, I feel more than a touch of nostalgia and excitement in my anticipation for it.

The film stars Bill Nighy as Wilson, Catherine Zeta Jones (pictured) as Rose, Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring, Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones, Michael Gambon as Godfrey, Blake Harrison as Pike, Danny Mays as Walker, and Bill Paterson as Fraser. Sarah Lancashire, Alison Steadman , Mark Gatiss , Annette Crosbie, Felicity Montagu, Julia Foster, Holli Dempse, Oliver Tobias and Emily Atack also appear.

Here’s the plot.

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. »

- Paul Heath

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First Look At Dad's Army Remake

24 October 2014 11:38 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Though the announcement was only made earlier this month, the dedicated troops of Walmington-on-Sea’s Home Guard have assembled in costume for a first-look Dad's Army picture duo faster than you can say “fall in!” Oliver Parker is directing the remake of the classic Jimmy Perry/David Croft sitcom, which features a wide array of big British talent including Toby Jones (as Captain George Mainwaring), Bill Nighy (as Sergeant Arthur Wilson), Michael Gambon (as Private Godfrey), Tom Courtenay (as Corporal Jones), Bill Paterson (as Private Frazer), Daniel Mays, (as Private Walker) and Blake Harrison (as Private Pike). The cast also includes the likes of Sarah Lancashire, Alison Steadman and Mark Gatiss.With shooting underway in Yorkshire, the film will see the Home Guard welcoming journalist Rose Winters (Catherine Zeta-Jones) arriving to write about the area at the same time that MI5 brings word that there’s a spy on the loose. »

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Dad’s Army first look

24 October 2014 11:11 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The first images from comedy reboot Dad’s Army have been released as well as fresh cast details.

Universal Pictures, Screen Yorkshire and DJ Films have released the first images from British comedy reboot Dad’s Army.

The ensemble playing the Home Guard during the Second World War includes Bill Nighy as Wilson, Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring, Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones, Michael Gambon as Godfrey, Blake Harrison as Pike, Danny Mays as Walker and Bill Paterson as Fraser.

The other image shows Jones as Mainwaring leaning against a car with Catherine Zeta Jones, who plays journalist Rose.

Other previously announced cast includes Sarah Lancashire, Alison Steadman , Mark Gatiss and Annette Crosbie

New cast announced today includes Felicity Montagu (Bridget Jones’s Diary), Julia Foster (Alfie), Holli Dempsey (Derek), Oliver Tobias (Arthur of the Britons) and Emily Atack (The Inbetweeners).

Oliver Parker directs the new take on the classic British sitcom, which ran from »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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First look at the new Dad’s Army

24 October 2014 10:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A couple of weeks ago, we brought you the news that Dad’s Army was being given the big screen reboot treatment from Oliver Parker (Johnny English Reborn) and now we have our first look at the cast in full costume.

Check out the photos below…

Taking on the role of Captain Mainwaring will be Toby Jones (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) alongside Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) as his right-hand man Wilson. Also joining them will be Tom Courtenay (Quartet) as Corporal Jones, Michael Gambon (Harry Potter) as Godfrey, Danny Mays (Frankenstein) as Walker, Bill Paterson (The Killing Fields) as Fraser and Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners) as the young and naive Pike. Also joining the cast is Sarah Lancashire (Coronation Street), Alison Steadman (Life is Sweet), Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen) and Annette Crosbie (One Foot in the Grave) as well as Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) as journalist Rose Winters. »

- Luke Owen

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40 Great Horror Films for the Halloween Season Part 2

17 October 2014 6:17 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Movies 30-21

30. The Sixth Sense (1999) directed by M. Night Shyamalan

Before he spiraled into a critical nose-dive from which he’s yet to recover, M. Night Shyamalan was heralded as the next great American filmmaker. (No, seriously.) Before his gimmickry become obvious–all the twist endings, the important details withheld, trickery in lieu of genuine cleverness–Shyamalan crafted a genuine masterpiece that remains as potent as ever, regardless of the spoiling of its sneaky surprises. Bruce Willis has never approached the grace and subtlety of his performance here; his empathetic, sorrowful turn as a child psychologist searching for redemption deserved an Oscar nod. Maybe he woulda gotten one had this movie not come out in the insanely good movie year of our lord 1999. Willis is matched every step of the way by Haley Joel Osment, giving one of the great childhood performances, and lending credence to lines that could have »

- Greg Cwik

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