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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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Javier Bardem Aboard ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean 5’?

14 October 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Unnerving charisma factory Javier Bardem could be giving Johnny Depp a run for his booty when Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 starts shooting in Australia. The actor is reportedly close to signing up as Jack Sparrow’s latest nemesis, following in the footsteps of Geoffrey Rush, Bill Nighy and Ian McShane. His character will apparently share the supernatural tendencies of Nighy’s tentacle-faced Davy Jones and Rush’s undead pain in the backside Barbossa. Anyone who’s seen Bardem in No Country For Old Men or Skyfall knows he can do spooky in spades, so Sparrow may have quite a fight on his greasy, no good hands.

Depp and Bardem previously worked together on Before Night Falls, where the former famously appeared in drag. While the casting has yet to be confirmed, I can’t see the Spanish star dragging his heels too long over the prospect of a sun-drenched escapade messing about in boats. »

- Steve Palace

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

14 October 2014 9:58 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Johnny Depp ramps up the camp with the return of barking sea dog Captain Jack Sparrow in the second of Disney's swashbuckling spectacles. Sparrow's taken flight from his half-man/half squid nemesis Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) and old sparring partners Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley are along for the ride. After updating us on what the various rogues and lubbers are up to, it's full sail with some stunning CGI setpieces, including a genuinely terrifying vision of a barnacled Flying Dutchman lurching from the depths. »

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Meet the Real-Life Heroes Who Inspired the Movie Pride

10 October 2014 5:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In 1984, striking British miners found an unlikely ally: a London Lgbt group. The new movie Pride - which has already sparked whispers of award-season buzz after its crowd-pleasing premieres in Cannes and Toronto - chronicles this bond. People sat down at the Toronto International Film Festival with three of the protesters who inspired the film and learned that the partnership didn't end when the strike did. Mike Jackson, 60, co-founded Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners after the miners put out a call for help. Lgsm then decided to raise money and back the working-class community of Dulais Valley, in South Wales, »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Meet the Real-Life Heroes Who Inspired the Movie Pride

10 October 2014 5:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In 1984, striking British miners found an unlikely ally: a London Lgbt group. The new movie Pride - which has already sparked whispers of award-season buzz after its crowd-pleasing premieres in Cannes and Toronto - chronicles this bond. People sat down at the Toronto International Film Festival with three of the protesters who inspired the film and learned that the partnership didn't end when the strike did. Mike Jackson, 60, co-founded Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners after the miners put out a call for help. Lgsm then decided to raise money and back the working-class community of Dulais Valley, in South Wales, »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Pride (2014) – The Review

9 October 2014 1:29 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Here’s a flick that builds on the old saying that politics makes strange bedfellows. Toss in harassment and hardship and those bedfellows can get even stranger. Or more unlikely. This being the Fall, we’re back in the more serious “inspired by a true story” film territory. But this true tale is a bit lighter, much like other British non-fiction fables like The Full Monty and Calendar Girls. There’s gentle humor, but also drama and more than a touch of heartache. Many of the laughs emerge from culture clashes, with each of the two main groups alternating as “fish out of water”. And although they may have different definitions of the word, the two are brought together over common feelings of Pride.

It’s 1984 in London as activist Mark Ashton (Ben Schnetzer) gets ready to join the annual Gay Pride Parade. He’s suddenly transfixed by the news »

- Jim Batts

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Universal Builds 'Dad's Army' with Bill Nighy & Catherine Zeta-Jones

9 October 2014 10:11 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The man who brought Johnny English to the United States from across the pond is back with a big screen adaptation of a classic British sitcom. Dad's Army is a series 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. And now Deadline reports director Oliver Parker is working on a feature film adaptation of the show with an impressive cast that includes Bill Nighy in the lead with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Toby Jones, Tom Courtenay and Michael Gambon. All of these actors in a UK comedy? Sounds good to me. In what sounds like a British version of Sgt. Bilko, the film follows the Home Guard (volunteers ineligible for military service) in Walmington-on-Sea with the mission of patrolling the Dover army base as a way to raise their spirits. Shaking things up »

- Ethan Anderton

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Molinare wins post on Marigold Hotel 2

9 October 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Molinare wins picture post for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2.

Film post-production house Molinare has been appointed by Fox Searchlight to undertake the picture post on The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2.

The grading will be undertaken by colourist Gareth Spensley, chosen by director of cinematography Ben Smithard. Spensley previously worked with Smithard grading recent period drama Belle.

Molinare will begin grading the film for spring 2015 release.

John Madden returns to direct the sequel from an original screenplay by Ol ParkerBlueprint PicturesGraham Broadbent and Peter Czernin produced the film, with Participant’s Jeff Skoll serving as executive producer. Fox Searchlight Pictures has worldwide rights and co-financed the film in association with Participant Media and Image Nation Abu Dhabi.

Returning cast includes Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Tamsin Greig, Tina Desai, Lillete Dubey with David Strathairn and Richard Gere joining the ensemble.

The first film »

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

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Molinare to handle post on Marigold Hotel 2

9 October 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Molinare wins picture post for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2.

Film post-production house Molinare has been appointed by Fox Searchlight to undertake the picture post on The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2.

The grading will be undertaken by colourist Gareth Spensley, chosen by director of cinematography Ben Smithard. Spensley previously worked with Smithard grading recent period drama Belle.

Molinare will begin grading the film for spring 2015 release.

John Madden returns to direct the sequel from an original screenplay by Ol ParkerBlueprint PicturesGraham Broadbent and Peter Czernin produced the film, with Participant’s Jeff Skoll serving as executive producer. Fox Searchlight Pictures has worldwide rights and co-financed the film in association with Participant Media and Image Nation Abu Dhabi.

Returning cast includes Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Tamsin Greig, Tina Desai, Lillete Dubey with David Strathairn and Richard Gere joining the ensemble.

The first film »

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

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Casting Net: Tom Welling and more complete cast of Nicholas Sparks' 'The Choice'

8 October 2014 5:54 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• The final pieces have been put in place in order to make The Choice, the latest Nicholas Sparks novel to be adapted to the screen. Tom Welling, Alexandra Daddario (True Detective) and Maggie Grace (Taken 2) have completed the cast that already includes Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer and Tom WilkinsonRoss Katz is directing the story adapted by Bryan Sipe about a love affair between neighbors Travis (Walker) and Gabby (Palmer). Welling will play Ryan, Gabby's boyfriend who complicates the relationship and forces her to make a choice between the two. [THR] • Instructions Not Included star Eugenio Derbez has joined Gerard Butler »

- Jake Perlman

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Cast of Dad's Army remake announced

8 October 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

The cast of the upcoming 'Dad's Army' remake has been revealed. Blake Harrison - who plays goofy Neil Sutherland in 'The Inbetweeners' - is to take on the role of Private Pike, who was originally played by Ian Lavender, in the upcoming film adaptation of the classic sitcom set during World War II. 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' actor Toby Jones, 48, will play Captain Mainwaring - who was leader of the somewhat inefficient members of the Home Guard in the fictitious town of Walmington-on-Sea - replacing Arthur Lowe. Bill Nighy will take over from John Le Mesurier as Mainwaring's right-hand man »

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Dad’s Army Remake Enlists Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones And More

8 October 2014 8:27 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Oliver Parker’s big-screen remake of classic BBC comedy, Dad’s Army, has unveiled a host of new recruits.

The literal chief among the recently-announced cast members is Toby Jones, who is onboard to play Captain Mainwaring, the no-nonsense leader of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard. Alongside Jones is Bill Nighy, who plays his second-in-command Sergeant Wilson. In the 70s show, these two roles where famously played by Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier, respectively.

First announced back in November 2012, this latest incarnation of the beloved sitcom will also star Catherina Zeta-Jones as Rose, a glamorous journalist who is due to document a story on the eccentric platoon — no mean feat, mind you. Rounding off the cast list Tom Courteany, Michael Gambon, Danny Mays and Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison.

Shooting is due to begin filming on location this month, and filming will take place entirely in Yorkshire.

The eccentric platoon of »

- Michael Briers

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Dad's Army movie: Who's playing Mainwaring, Pike and co on big screen?

8 October 2014 7:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The all-star cast for the big-screen reboot of the classic sitcom Dad's Army has been revealed.

Bill Nighy, Toby Jones and Michael Gambon are among the actors to feature in the film, written by Hamish McColl and directed by Oliver Parker.

The BBC One comedy was created by Jimmy Perry and the late David Croft and originally aired between 1968 and 1977.

Here's our guide of who's playing the seven main platoon members below:

Captain George Mainwaring

Marvellous actor Toby Jones takes on the pompous, patriotic bank manager and pillar of the community Captain George Mainwaring, played by Arthur Lowe in the BBC comedy.

Sergeant Arthur Wilson

Bill Nighy will be playing privately educated, former city banker Sergeant Arthur Wilson, who is of a cheerful and carefree disposition yet exudes an aura of mystery. He's at odds with Captain George Mainwaring over his privileged background.

Wilson was originally played by the late British actor John Le Mesurier. »

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Dad's Army movie: Who's playing Mainwaring, Pike and co on big screen?

8 October 2014 7:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The all-star cast for the big-screen reboot of the classic sitcom Dad's Army has been revealed.

Bill Nighy, Toby Jones and Michael Gambon are among the actors to feature in the film, written by Hamish McColl and directed by Oliver Parker.

The BBC One comedy was created by Jimmy Perry and the late David Croft and originally aired between 1968 and 1977.

Here's our guide of who's playing the seven main platoon members below:

Captain George Mainwaring

Marvellous actor Toby Jones takes on the pompous, patriotic bank manager and pillar of the community Captain George Mainwaring, played by Arthur Lowe in the BBC comedy.

Sergeant Arthur Wilson

Bill Nighy will be playing privately educated, former city banker Sergeant Arthur Wilson, who is of a cheerful and carefree disposition yet exudes an aura of mystery. He's at odds with Captain George Mainwaring over his privileged background.

Wilson was originally played by the late British actor John Le Mesurier. »

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She's in the army now: Catherine Zeta-Jones joins cast of Dad's Army film

8 October 2014 5:53 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Oscar-winning actor will join Toby Jones and Bill Nighy in big-screen adaptation of classic BBC TV comedy

Bill Nighy and Toby Jones set to star in big-screen Dads Army

Catherine Zeta-Jones has been recruited for the Dads Army film. Shell play a glamorous reporter tasked with filing a story on the doughty men of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard in the forthcoming big-screen adaptation of the classic BBC comedy.

The Oscar-winning Welsh actor has joined a cast that already includes Toby Jones and Bill Nighy in the lead roles of pompous Captain Mainwaring and his sardonic second-in-command Sergeant Wilson, the roles made famous by Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier in Jimmy Perry and David Crofts original TV show. Producers today revealed that Tom Courtenay will play Corporal Jones, with Michael Gambon as Godfrey, Blake Harrison (of The Inbetweeners) as Pike, Danny Mays as Walker and Bill Paterson as Fraser. Director »

- Ben Child

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Cast revealed for Dad’s Army remake movie

8 October 2014 5:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Who do you think you are kidding Mr. Hitler?

The cast has been revealed for the big screen remake of classic British comedy Dad’s Army including a couple of oscar winners and nominees.

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 Courtnay (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 Annete Crosbie (One Foot in the Grave) as well as Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) as journalist Rose Winters.

Here’s the synopsis…

Set in 1944 as the Second World War reaches its climax, »

- Luke Owen

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Bill Nighy and Catherine Zeta-Jones lead cast of Dad's Army movie

8 October 2014 3:48 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bill Nighy and Catherine Zeta-Jones are to star in a new film version of Dad's Army.

The big-screen adaptation of the classic sitcom - first announced in November 2012 - will be directed by Oliver Parker (Johnny English Reborn).

Nighy has been cast as Wilson, with Zeta-Jones playing glamorous journalist Rose and Toby Jones starring as Captain Mainwaring.

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

Mark Gatiss, Sarah Lancashire, Alison Steadman and Annette Crosbie are also among the cast of the feature film, written by Hamish McColl.

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 - will begin this month, on location in Yorkshire.

Dad's Army, »

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Bill Nighy and Catherine Zeta-Jones lead cast of Dad's Army movie

8 October 2014 3:48 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Bill Nighy and Catherine Zeta-Jones are to star in a new film version of Dad's Army.

The big-screen adaptation of the classic sitcom - first announced in November 2012 - will be directed by Oliver Parker (Johnny English Reborn).

Nighy has been cast as Wilson, with Zeta-Jones playing glamorous journalist Rose and Toby Jones starring as Captain Mainwaring.

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

Mark Gatiss, Sarah Lancashire, Alison Steadman and Annette Crosbie are also among the cast of the feature film, written by Hamish McColl.

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 - will begin this month, on location in Yorkshire.

Dad's Army, »

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Full Cast Announced For Dad's Army Remake

8 October 2014 3:48 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Don’t panic! Don’t panic!The full cast for Oliver Parker’s remake of the classic Jimmy Perry-David Croft sitcom, Dad’s Army, has finally been announced, and it reads like a Who’s Who-do-you-think-you-are-kidding-Mr-Hitler of British acting talent. We know that there’ll be scepticism and cynicism in some quarters about this update of a beloved institution, but here at Empire Towers, we’re genuinely enthused and excited by the prospect. And when we tell you the names of the cast involved, belying Captain Mainwaring’s famous order, hopefully you’ll share that excitement.On board as the fastidious, uptight Captain Mainwaring, leader of the beleaguered Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard, we have Toby Jones, replacing the legendary Arthur Lowe. As his right-hand man, the eternally suave Sgt. Wilson, Bill Nighy steps into John Le Mesurier’s shoes; perfect casting if ever we saw it.Speaking of perfect casting, »

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Dad's Army film cast revealed; Universal takes world rights

8 October 2014 3:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Universal Pictures on board film adaptation of classic British series; cast to include Billy Nighy, Catherine Zeta Jones and Toby Jones

The cast of a long-rumoured film based on classic British comedy series Dad’s Army has been revealed and Universal Pictures International has acquired worldwide rights.  

Toby Jones, best known for roles in The Hunger Games and Harry Potter franchises, will take the leading role of Captain Mainwaring, a stiff-upper-lipped veteran who oversees the Home Guard in a small English village toward the end of the Second World War.

His softly-spoken right-hand man, Wilson, will be played by Bill Nighy, known for his roles in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Love Actually.

Both were previously rumoured to be attached to the project, an adaptation of a BBC comedy series than ran from 1968-77, but Catherine Zeta Jones is newly attached to the film as journalist Rose Winters.

The all-star British cast will also include [link=nm »

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

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