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Rik Mayall tribute, McIntyre Xmas show join BBC's Christmas line-up

20 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

BBC Television has unveiled new details of its line-up for 2014.

The late Rik Mayall will be remembered in tribute Lord of Misrule, narrated by Simon Callow and featuring contributions from Michael Palin, Simon Pegg and more.

Michael McIntyre will host his Very Christmassy Christmas Show, while John Bishop's Christmas Show will also return for another year.

Festive editions of popular quiz shows Would I Lie To You, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Qi, Mock The Week, Pointless Celebrities and Celebrity Mastermind have also been confirmed.

In addition to joining Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond for a two-part Top Gear special, James May will also host a new episode of Toy Stories and Gareth Malone is back with The Choir: New Military Wives.

Miranda, Mrs Brown's Boys: 14 Christmas TV highlights from the BBC

Danny Cohen, Director of Television, said: "This year's Christmas line-up on BBC Television is one of our best ever. »

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Katniss Hot With $154.3M, ‘Interstellar’ Logs $330.6M: Int’l B.O. – Update

24 November 2014 6:05 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

5th Update, Monday 6:05 Pm Pt: Actuals have poured in from the studios with the weekend’s big bird Mockingjay — Part I whistling a fine $154.3 million. Worldwide, the third installment of Ya rebel Katniss Everdeen stands at $276.2M. The other major global player, Interstellar, came up slightly higher after Sunday was officially tallied with $71.1M vs a projected $70M. There were no major fluctuations on the rest of the films in the marketplace apart from the usual adjustments. Next week, we’ll see Penguins Of Madagascar expand beyond the Middle Kingdom as well as the Horrible Bosses 2 crew conspiring in several major markets. Also of note, Paddington will steam into the UK on the heels of strong reviews and a little bit of controversy to add heft to this fuzzy bear of a family film (see below the original posts for more).

Numbers have been updated below on the »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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10 Things You Never Noticed In The Cornetto Trilogy

21 November 2014 12:30 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg are huge nerds. That should be obvious to anybody who’s seen any of their collaborations, from cult sitcom Spaced to last year’s sci-fi comedy The World’s End, all of which are packed to the gills with obscure pop culture shout outs and joke about Kia Ora crows.

They’re also bloody hilarious, and very smart: seeing their writing process is particularly fascinating, something fans got a glimpse of in the special features of Shaun Of The Dead. Before they get to the first draft of a script, they map the whole film out on a board of sheets of paper, where they nail down the plot, characters, themes, all that jazz.

It’s also the place where they figure out all the hidden Easter eggs, recurring jokes and other clever stuff that pushes the Cornetto Trilogy – that’s Shaun Of The Dead, »

- Tom Baker

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The Boxtrolls On Blu-ray and DVD January 20th; Digital HD December 23rd

18 November 2014 2:58 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes in the family event movie The Boxtrolls.

Starring, in voice performance, Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright (Game of Thrones), and Elle Fanning (Maleficent), the new movie from animation studio Laika, the makers of the Academy Award-nominated Coraline and ParaNorman, comes to Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD with UltraViolet on January 20, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Boxtrolls will also be available on Digital HD December 23, 2014, just in time for the holidays.

Quirky, mischievous and good-hearted, the Boxtrolls are unique creatures who have lovingly raised a human boy named Eggs in a fantastical charming cavern below the bustling streets of Cheesebridge. But when the evil Archibald Snatcher schemes to capture Eggs’ family, it’s up to Eggs and his feisty new friend Winnie to save the Boxtrolls!

Based upon the book Here Be Monsters! The Boxtrolls »

- Michelle McCue

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Terry Jones unveils economics doc

17 November 2014 8:28 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Monty Python star co-directed feature; contributors include John Cusack.

Monty Python actor and director Terry Jones has completed filming on Boom Bust Boom, a feature documentary designed to explain economics.

The film, completed in October, covers the history of financial crashes and comprises a combination of live action, animation, puppetry and songs.

Contributors include Us actor John Cusack, journalists Paul Mason and John Cassidy, and experts such as Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane and Nobel Prize winners Daniel Kahneman, Robert J Shiller and Paul Krugman.

The film is co-written by Jones and economics professor Theo Kocken. The Python star also co-directs with son Bill Jones and Ben Timlett of Bill & Ben Productions.

Terry Jones said of the film: “I wanted to be part of this project as soon as I discovered economics students are taught crashes just don’t happen.”

Kocken added: “The people in the street are the ones who directly or indirectly pay for »

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

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10 indie sci-fi films to look out for in 2015

17 November 2014 6:25 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Looking for some less mainstream sci-fi films in the year ahead? Then here's our list of 10 genre movies to look out for in 2015...

If you've been keeping an eye on next year's schedules, you'll probably already know about some of the major sci-fi films due for release in 2015. Ridley Scott will leave Matt Damon stranded on the red planet in The Martian. Colin Trevorrow will unleash a new breed of dinosaurs in Jurassic World. George Miller will be bringing us his belated Mad Max sequel Fury Road, Neill Blomkamp will show off his robot sci-fi comedy Chappie, and then, of course, there's Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

But what about the smaller genre films, the ones that don't have the marketing budget of, say, Disney's Tomorrowland, or the brand recognition of Star Wars? Those are the kinds of films we're focusing on here: the lower budget, »

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‘Monty Python’s’ Terry Jones Co-directs ‘Boom Bust Boom’

17 November 2014 4:39 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Monty Python” star Terry Jones, whose credits as a director include “Life of Brian” and “The Holy Grail,” has co-written, co-directed and presents a documentary feature on economics called “Boom Bust Boom,” which includes a contribution from John Cusack.

The film, which covers the history of financial crashes, is co-written by economics professor and entrepreneur Theo Kocken. It is co-directed by Terry Jones’ son Bill Jones and Ben Timlett, who run the pic’s production company Bill and Ben Productions. The film features a combination of live action, animation, puppetry and song. Click here to visit the film’s website.

As well as Cusack, contributors include journalists Paul Mason and John Cassidy, plus leading experts including Andy Haldane, chief economist of the Bank of England, and Nobel Prize winners Daniel Kahneman, Robert J. Shiller and Paul Krugman.

Kocken commented: “The people in the street are the ones who directly or »

- Leo Barraclough

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J.J. Abrams Congratulates ‘Star Wars’ First A.D. on BAFTA Honor

17 November 2014 1:01 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens” helmer J.J. Abrams was one of those to send a message congratulating the film’s first assistant director Tommy Gormley, who received the outstanding contribution to craft award at the BAFTA Scotland awards on Sunday in Glasgow.

“I’d like to say three things. One: BAFTA Scotland rules. Two: Scotland rules. And three: Tommy Gormley rules. Tommy Gormley is not just the most incredible first A.D. I’ve ever seen but is one of the greatest people I’ve ever met,” Abrams said in a video message.

Gormley’s credits also include Abrams pics “Mission: Impossible III,” “Star Trek,” “Super 8” and “Star Trek into Darkness.” He has also worked on “John Carter,” “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” and Roland Emmerich’s “2012.” Emmerich also sent a message congratulating Gormley, who received the award from thesp Simon Pegg, who appeared in “Star Trek,” “Ghost Protocol” and “Star Trek into Darkness. »

- Leo Barraclough

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J.J. Abrams Congratulates ‘Star Wars’ First A.D. on BAFTA Honor

17 November 2014 1:01 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens” helmer J.J. Abrams was one of those to send a message congratulating the film’s first assistant director Tommy Gormley, who received the outstanding contribution to craft award at the BAFTA Scotland awards on Sunday in Glasgow.

“I’d like to say three things. One: BAFTA Scotland rules. Two: Scotland rules. And three: Tommy Gormley rules. Tommy Gormley is not just the most incredible first A.D. I’ve ever seen but is one of the greatest people I’ve ever met,” Abrams said in a video message.

Gormley’s credits also include Abrams pics “Mission: Impossible III,” “Star Trek,” “Super 8” and “Star Trek into Darkness.” He has also worked on “John Carter,” “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” and Roland Emmerich’s “2012.” Emmerich also sent a message congratulating Gormley, who received the award from thesp Simon Pegg, who appeared in “Star Trek,” “Ghost Protocol” and “Star Trek into Darkness. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Monty Python reunion: Eric Idle on his late friend Robin Williams

11 November 2014 11:00 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

While Monty Python member Eric Idle was directing last summer's reunion shows, he made sure to include a small role in the Michael Palin-fronted "Blackmail" sketch that could be played by a different famous Python fan each night. That roll call of guest talent would ultimately include both Simon Pegg and Mike Myers, who was also the guest performer during the Pythons' last performance at London's massive O2 arena. That the Austin Powers star would agree to appear in such a tiny part speaks to the huge and enduring influence of Monty Python's Flying Circus and the subsequent films created by Idle, »

- Clark Collis

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The Boxtrolls Blu-ray / DVD Release Details

10 November 2014 12:03 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In the town of Cheesebridge, humans tend to avoid the sewer-dwelling Boxtrolls out of fear, but one boy raised underground is looking to change that. From Laika, the company that brought us ParaNorman and Coraline, The Boxtrolls is based on Alan Snow’s book and comes out on home media this winter.

From Universal and Focus Features, The Boxtrolls will be available in Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD combo packs beginning January 20th. The special features and cover art have not yet been revealed, but we’ll let Daily Dead readers know when they are announced.

“A family event movie from the creators of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Boxtrolls’ Passes $100 Million, Becomes Laika’s Biggest International Hit

10 November 2014 7:55 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Boxtrolls” crossed the $100 million mark last weekend, becoming the biggest international hit in animation studio Laika’s history.

The film has picked up $51.6 million at the foreign box office, trumping the overseas totals of 2009’s “Coraline” ($49.3 million) and 2012’s “ParaNorman” ($51.1M).

“Laika aims to tell bold, distinctive, and enduring stories promoting connectivity through art and inspired by our shared humanity,” said Travis Knight, Laika’s president and CEO. “So it is deeply gratifying that ‘The Boxtrolls’ has resonated with audiences around the world.”

With a worldwide gross of $100.3 million, “The Boxtrolls” seems poised to pass “ParaNorman’s” $107.1 million global take, though it may fall short of “Coraline’s” $124.6 million final tally.

The Boxtrolls” is a stop-motion animated film about an orphan raised by cavern-dwelling creatures. The voice cast features Elle Fanning, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg and Ben Kingsley as a villain eager to wipe out the boxtrolls.

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- Brent Lang

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Pegg's Absolutely Anything sells to China

10 November 2014 4:28 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The upcoming fantasy comedy is directed by Monty Python’s Terry Jones.

Gfm Films has sold Terry Jones-directed Absolutely Anything to HuaHua Media and Beijing YueHua Entertainment for China.

The deal was negotiated by Edoardo Bussi for Gfm Films, producer Ben Timlett, Kefei Wang for Huahua Media and Kiki Du for Yuehua Entertainment.

The fantasy comedy stars Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Rob Riggle, with the Monthy Python troupe voicing the galactic aliens who give Pegg’s character Neil the ability to do “absolutely anything”. The late Robin Williams voices Neil’s dog, Dennis.

The film was written by Jones and Gavin Scott and produced by Ben Timlett and Bill Jones’ Bill and Ben Productions.

Absolutely Anything is currently in post production with visual FX by London-based NVizible and Base in China. The film will be completed and delivered in Feb 2015 and its UK premiere will be through Lionsgate next spring/early summer.

Speaking about the »

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

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Simon Pegg’s ‘Anything’ Goes To China’s HuaHua and Yue Hua

9 November 2014 3:09 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Simon Pegg comedy “Absolutely Anything” will get a release in China following an acquisition by HuaHua Media and Beijing YueHua Entertainment.

The picture, which is currently in post-production, is represented by Gfm Films.

Kate Beckinsale and Rob Riggle appear in the film, while several of the Monty Python actors voice the galactic aliens who give Pegg’s character the ability to do absolutely anything. The late Robin Williams voices Pegg’s dog.

The film was written by former Python Terry Jones and Gavin Scott and directed by Jones, with production by Ben Timlett and Bill Jones’ Bill and Ben Productions.

The film will be completed and delivered in February 2015, and its first wide release will be in the U.K. through Lionsgate UK in Spring or Summer 2015.

“With the growing importance of the Chinese Box Office having them as our distributor partners in the territory is a big plus for the film, »

- Patrick Frater

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New Batman V Superman Set Pics Show First Look At Superman Flying Action

9 November 2014 1:43 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently, some exclusive new,set pics (clip below) for the upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" super hero/action flick, hit the net and they gives us a new looks at Henry Cavill all suited up as Superman and engaging in some flying filming action on the Chicago,Il set. You guys can view the new pics in the clip (below). It's reported that Henry was suspended in the air before later rescuing and caressing Amy Adams as Lois Lane. As previously reported, the Chicago filming is scheduled to continue for a couple of weeks, so more photos and clips should be arriving. The movie stars: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin, and Ving Rhames. Paramount Pictures is funding the distribution. Christopher McQuarrie is the director. Will Staples and Drew Pearce are handling the screenwriting duties. It's set to hit theaters on December 25th,2015. »

- Andre

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Cargo holds talks on The Price

7 November 2014 8:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Noomi Rapace will play the desperate mother of a kidnapped child in The Price, which worldwide rights holder Cargo Entertainment is selling at Afm.

Buyers have responded strongly to the package about a woman who learns she can only recover her kidnapped son if she provides a blonde girl of the same age in exchange.

Writer-director Siofra Campbell and the producers are ramping up for a February Berlin shoot. Peggy Cafferty and Patrick Campbell serve as producers alongside Germany’s Sven Woldt.

Cargo president Mark Lindsay and his team have closed early deals on The Price in Spain (Corbi Media), Indonesia (Pt Prima Cinema Multimedia), the Philippines (Pioneer Films), Vietnam (Galaxy Studio) and the Middle East (Phoenicia Pictures International).

Lindsay’s sales slate include Mickey Rourke drama Irish Thunder and the Protozoa Pictures thriller Zipper that Darren Aronofsky is producing in which Patrick Wilson plays a man whose obsession with women threatens everything he holds dear.

The »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Star Wars Bits: Simon Pegg, Benedict Cumberbatch and a Cantina? Plus After Party and Peter Jackson

4 November 2014 2:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Lots of awesome Episode VII talk highlights this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following. Some fun rumors pop up about Episode VII cameos for Simon Pegg, Benedict Cumberbatch and the role of Warwick Davis. A full, rumored scene is described as well as a hint at the film’s opening. Read some […]

The post Star Wars Bits: Simon Pegg, Benedict Cumberbatch and a Cantina? Plus After Party and Peter Jackson appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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'Mission: Impossible 5' Set Video Teases Tom Cruise Plane Stunt

3 November 2014 12:42 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Tom Cruise is well-known for performing all of his own death-defying stunts, including a scene where he traverses the world's tallest building, the Burj Khlaifa, in 2011's Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol. New video and images from the set of Mission: Impossible 5 show the actor performing perhaps his most incredible stunt yet, hanging off a moving plane 5,000 feet in the air in director Christopher McQuarrie's action-thriller.

The actor was seen strapped to the side of an Airbus A400M plane which was flying over the British countryside. While he was strapped in with two harnesses, he also used fixtures on the plane to hold on as the plane took off. Dressed in a full three-piece suit, the actor is also seen practicing this sequence with a stunt-man dressed in an identical charcoal suit.

Of course, it isn't known how this sequence fits into the overall story of Mission: Impossible 5, »

- MovieWeb

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Star Wars: Episode VII Wraps; Check Out Some Pics From The Party

3 November 2014 10:59 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The massively anticipated seventh Star Wars movie has officially finished shooting, and the cast and crew were treated to a lavish wrap party at London’s Science Museum on Saturday night. In attendance were the likes of J.J. Abrams, Mark Hamill (sans Jedi-beard), Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, R2D2 in a waistcoat, and Andy Serkis. Plus, an actor who's long been rumored (now confirmed?) to be making an appearance in the film, Simon Pegg, also showed up. Star Wars: Episode VII is scheduled to be released in 3D and IMAX 3D on December 18, 2015. »

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Star Wars: Episode VII Wraps Production - Photo of Cast and Crew Thank You Note

3 November 2014 10:00 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Production on J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII has officially wrapped! The cast and crew finished their final days of shooting at England's Pinewood Studios, and now the film is headed into the post-production part of development. 

The end of shooting was marked by a heartfelt thank you card signed by Abrams as well as producers Kathleen Kennedy and Bryan Burke that was given to the the cast and crew of the movie. James Rose posted a photo on Twitter of the note alongside a crew hat. Here's what the note says:

To the Extraordinary Cast and Crew of Episode VII: 

It is a true honor and absolute joy to come to set every day and work alongside each of you. Your professionalism, passion and patience is more deeply appreciated than we could ever express. From the deserts of Abu Dhabi, to the Forest of Dean, to the stages of Pinewood, »

- Joey Paur

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