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The Boxtrolls claims top spot at the UK box office

16 September 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 12th to Sunday 14th September 2014…

Stop motion animation The Boxtrolls has taken top spot at the UK box office, pulling in an opening weekend haul of £2,000,597.

The film was the only release to crack seven figures, with Scarlett Johansson’s Lucy holding firm in second place with £812k, followed by newcomer Pride, which took third with £718,778.

Last week’s number one film Sex Tape fell to fourth place, while the spy thriller A Most Wanted Man starring the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman claimed fifth with £610,312 – the only other newcomer to feature in the chart this week.

Number one this time last year: Insidious: Chapter 2

1. The Boxtrolls – £2,000,597 weekend (New)

2. Lucy – £812,073 weekend (4 weeks)

3. Pride – £718,778 weekend (New)

4. Sex Tape – £673,478 weekend (2 weeks)

5. A Most Wanted Man – £610,312 weekend (New)

6. Before I Go To Sleep – £537,991 weekend (2 weeks)

7. Guardians of the Galaxy – £614,564 weekend (7 weeks »

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The Riot Club

16 September 2014 12:31 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Max Irons and Sam Claflin play two freshmen at Oxford who revel in the notoriety when they are invited to join the university's elitist brotherhood, 'The Riot Club'. But the rites of initiation pale by comparison when the rich boys descend on a quiet pub in the country for a special night of debauchery. The triple threat of peer pressure, privilege and alcohol is fiercely exposed by An Education director Lone Scherfig and her uniformly excellent cast in playwright Laura Wade's adaptation of her own stage hit 'Posh'. »

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Kalkis Margarita act wins her a place in Cameron Baileys wish list

15 September 2014 3:23 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Every year at the Toronto Film Festival, the festival's director Cameron Bailey draws up a list of 16 films that change the way people look at the world. This year India for the first time features in the list.

Shonali Bose's Margarita, With A Straw has made it into Bailey's wish list of cinematic experiences that "transform the way people see the world through film."

Calling the film "a gorgeous coming of age story" Cameron has placed it at no.7 in his list of life-changing experiences.

Connecting excitedly from Toronto director Shonali Bose says, "We got standing ovations for our screenings and there is a huge buzz about our film. To top it all, we are on Cameron Bailey's prestigious 'mission list' of films that change the way you look at the world. There are only 16 films in that list."

Shonali further informs that many representatives from various countries »

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The Riot Club review: A poison pen letter to the British establishment

14 September 2014 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director Lone Scherfig; Screenwriter Laura Wade; Starring: Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay; Running time: 107 mins; Certificate: 15

As timely as Laura Wade's acidic satirical drama Posh might have felt when it premiered at the Royal Court in 2010, its impact has been augmented in the four years of Coalition government that have followed, as Britain has come to be ruled entirely by the 1%. In adapting her own play for the screen, Wade has necessarily expanded its scope and thus diluted its bite, but this amorality tale about a barely-fictionalised Oxford drinking society still rings unpleasantly true.

"Filthy. Rich. Spoiled. Rotten," runs the spot-on tagline for Lone Scherfig's big screen adaptation, which centres on two Oxford freshers who are recruited to join the highly exclusive Riot Club, and become seduced and corrupted by its single-minded pursuit of hedonism. Miles (Max Irons) considers himself an outsider »

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Sam Claflin answers your questions on The Riot Club and more

14 September 2014 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Having become best known as the initially ambiguous but essentially heroic Finnick in The Hunger Games, Sam Claflin tackles his darkest role to date in Lone Scherfig's The Riot Club.

Claflin stars as Alistair Ryle, a first-year Oxford student from a wealthy family who becomes increasingly monstrous after he is recruited to join a legendary drinking society, which is based on the real-life Bullingdon Club.

Digital Spy sat down with Claflin last week to discuss embodying the very worst of the British class system, and put your user questions to him as submitted by Twitter.

The Riot Club is released this Friday (September 19). »

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Daily | Wrapping Toronto 2014

14 September 2014 9:47 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

As this year's Toronto International Film Festival comes to a close, we gather one last round of notable reviews of notable films: new work by Liv Ullmann, François Ozon, Isao Takahata, Denys Arcand, Sophie Barthes, Alan Rickman, Im Kwon-taek, Anne Fontaine, Ken Jacobs, Manoel de Oliveira, Bent Hamer, Ann Hui, James Franco, Andrew Lau, Andrew Niccol, Wang Xiaoshuai, Claire Denis, Michael Winterbottom, Lone Scherfig, Peter Chan, Mario Martone, Zhang Lu, Naji Abu Nowar and more. » - David Hudson »

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Toronto: The Riot Club Is Your Next Favorite Pretty Boys Flick

14 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The Queen ought to give out medals for movies like The Riot Club, which does humanity the great service of gathering virtually every hot, young British actor of the moment on screen at once. Then again, I can't imagine the Queen sitting all the way through this film — based on Laura Wade's play "Posh," and directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education) — which may at first look like a romp about an elite Oxford undergraduate dining society but is at its core an effective skewering of upper class privilege.Gird your loins, ladies and gents of a certain persuasion, because what we have here is a similar but far better movie than that Joshua Jackson's Skull and Bones thriller, The Skulls populated with the buff, British 2014 version of the casts of Dead Poets Society or Young Guns 2. The Riot Club, we're told in flashback, was founded to honor »

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Upcoming British film cinema release calendar

12 September 2014 3:48 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Want to know what British films are coming out this month? Then look no further than our fabulous movie calendar...

Welcome to our new, regularly updated calendar of all the British movies due for release in UK cinemas over the coming months. So if you're keen to keep up-to-date on the latest in home grown cinema - from documentaries to dramas, and comedy horror to science fiction - this is the ideal post for you. 

So here's what's coming up in the future. 

12 September 2014

Pride

Director: Matthew Warchus

Cast: Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Andrew Scott

Details: A drama about a group of gay and lesbian activists donating to people in need during the 1984 miners' strike.

Jack To A King - The Swansea Story

Director: Marc Evans

Cast: Tbc

Details: A documentary about Swansea football fans.

19 September 2014

Night Will Fall

Director: Andre Singer

Cast: Alfred Hitchcock, Sidney Bernstein

Details: A documentary »

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Pride marches to top social media buzz chart

12 September 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Feelgood comedy drama leads the pack on social networks in the UK.

Matthew Warchus’s Pride has marched to the top of the social media buzz chart in the UK, according to Way to Blue.

The true story of gay activists who supported miners during the strike of 1984 generated more than 2,400 comments from Sept 4-10, with 43% of those expressing intent to view.

The film, starring Bill Nighy, Andrew Scott and Imelda Staunton, opens across the UK today (Sept 12). Pride received its world premiere at Cannes in May and screened at the Toronto International Film Festival last week.

The film drew more than three times as many comments as animation The Boxtrolls 3D and Anton Corbijn’s A Wanted Man, both of which open this weekend.

After a week on release, there were strong showings for light-hearted culinary drama The Hundred-Foot Journey, starring Helen Mirren, and Adam Wingard’s psychological thriller The Guest, starring [link=tt »

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

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Sam Claflin-Max Irons College Drama ‘The Riot Club’ Us Rights Acquired by IFC

10 September 2014 11:26 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

IFC Films acquired the U.S. rights to “The Riot Club,” which premieres Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Lone Scherfig-directed film stars Max Irons and Sam Claflin as two first-year Oxford University students determined to join the infamous club, where reputations can be immediately made or destroyed. Producers include Pete Czernin and Graham Broadbent of Blueprint Pictures with the support of the BFI Film Fund, Film4 and Pinewood. Co-stars include “Game of Thrones” featured player Natalie Dormer, Douglas Booth and Jessica Brown Findaly. Also read: Starz Announces ‘White Queen’ Adaptation Laura Wade adapted the film's script from her 2010 play, »

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Toronto: Sam Claflin-Max Irons’ Drama ‘Riot Club’ Gets U.S. Distribution

10 September 2014 11:25 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

IFC Films has bought U.S. rights to Lone Scherfig’s “The Riot Club,” starring Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay and Holliday Grainger.

The world premiere of the drama, set at Oxford University, will take place Saturday at the Toronto Film Festival.

The Riot Club” was produced by Pete Czernin and Graham Broadbent of Blueprint Pictures with the support of the BFI Film Fund, Film4 and Pinewood.

Irons and Claflin play first-year students determined to join a secret society called The Riot Club.

The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco of IFC with Thorsten Schumacher of HanWay Films on behalf of the filmmakers.

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IFC takes Riot Club for Us

10 September 2014 10:31 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

British elite drama starring Max Irons and Sam Claflin received its world premiere in Toronto at the weekend.

IFC Films has acquired Us rights to Lone Scherfig’s The Riot Club. The film received its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday (Sept 6).

The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, svp of acquisitions from Sundance Selects/IFC Films with Thorsten Schumacher of HanWay Films on behalf of the filmmakers.

Review: The Riot ClubQ&A: Lone Scherfig, The Riot Club

Jonathan Sehring, president of Sundance Selects/IFC Films, described the feature as “a darkly gleeful expose of the British elite”.

Set amongst the privileged elite of Oxford University, The Riot Club follows Miles (Max Irons) and Alistair (Sam Claflin), two first year students determined to join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.

The film, with a screenplay by playwright Laura Wade, also stars Douglas Booth »

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

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Chris Rock's 'Top Five,' other Toronto films land distribution deals (Updated)

10 September 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

For studios looking to buy at the Toronto International Film Festival, Chris Rock emerged a very hot property. The comedian’s Top Five sparked a bidding war, according to multiple reports, with Paramount emerging the victor and scoring the worldwide rights to the film, the studio announced today. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio paid around $12.5 million for the film.

“Chris and I go back decades, both personally and professionally, and so I am particularly proud to have watched his career grow to its highest heights over many decades,” Paramount Chairman and CEO Brad Grey said in a statement. »

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Toronto: IFC Films Picks Up U.S. Rights to Lone Scherfig's 'The Riot Club'

10 September 2014 9:33 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to Lone Scherfig’s The Riot Club. The film, written by playwright Laura Wade, stars Sam Clafin, Max Irons, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay and Holliday Grainger. Set amongst the privileged elite of Oxford University, The Riot Club follows Miles (Max Irons) and Alistair (Sam Claflin), two first year students determined to join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening. The film was produced by Pete Czernin and Graham Broadbent of Blueprint Pictures with the support of the BFI Film Fund, Film4 and Pinewood. The

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Douglas Booth Talks The Riot Club, the Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending, Pride And Prejudice And Zombies and More at Tiff 2014

9 September 2014 6:23 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

One of the many films to premiere at this year's Toronto International Film Festival was The Riot Club.  Directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education) from screenwriter Laura Wade’s adaptation of her critically-acclaimed play, Posh, the film follows two Oxford University freshmen who begin the initiation process to join the infamous and highly selective Riot Club.  As the story progresses and the rambunctious initiation comes to a close, issues of class and social status come to a head from the point of view of the young, rich, and spoiled-rotten.  The Riot Club stars Max Irons, Sam ClaflinDouglas Booth, Holliday Granger, Jessica Brown Findlay, and Natalie Dormer.  For more on the movie, read Adam's review from Tiff. Shortly after the film's premiere, I landed an exclusive video interview with Douglas Booth.  He talked about what the last year has been like for him, the experience of making The Riot Club, »

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The Riot Club: an exclusive clip from the film adapted from the hit play Posh video

9 September 2014 3:47 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Watch a clip from The Riot Club, adapted from Laura Wade's controversial play Posh, about an elitist Oxford University club not unlike the Bullingdon to which the likes of David Cameron, George Osborne and Boris Johnson once belonged. Starring Max Irons and Sam Clafin, The Riot Club is directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education) and has just premiered at the Toronto film festival. It is due for release in the UK on 19 September

Catherine Shoard reviews The Riot Club at Toronto

Warning: strong language Continue reading »

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Toronto 2014: 'The Riot Club' review

7 September 2014 3:38 PM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★☆☆The last few years of Conservative government have provided ample opportunity for the left-leaning to condemn the Oxbridge elite prevalent in the higher echelons of British politics. Taking up that cause is An Education (2009) director Lone Scherfig's bright young toffs drama The Riot Club (2014), based on Laura Wade's West End play Posh. Starring a host of upcoming actors, it provides a peek behind the curtain of a fictionalised version of Oxford University's Bullingdon Club of which Prime Minister David Cameron, Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Chancellor George Osbourne were all members. It makes for entertaining viewing but its power is undermined by a ultimate lack of insight amongst the debauchery.

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Soda takes UK/Canada for Angel

7 September 2014 2:25 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Distributor acquires UK/Ireland and Canadian rights to Michal Winterbottom’s Toronto premiere.

Soda Pictures, newly backed by Thunderbird to expand into Canadian distribution, has acquired UK/Ireland and Canadian rights to Michael Winterbottom’s Tiff world premiere The Face of an Angel.

The deal was negotiated by Eve Gabereau of Soda Pictures and Eve Schoukroun and Fabien Westerhoff of WestEnd Films.

Gabereau said: “The Face of an Angel is such a great film with poignancy in its treatment of the search for truth within the notorious Amanda Knox case. It is a perfect one for our new venture in that we were able to pick it up at its world premiere and across territories. Also, to be working with Michael Winterbottom and Melissa Parmenter again is fantastic.”

Daniel Brühl, Kate Beckinsale and Cara Delevingne star in the film, which premiered here last night.

Soda also has UK distribution for three other films in the festival: »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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'The Riot Club': Toronto Review

6 September 2014 8:15 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Toronto — Lone Scherfig showed a probing understanding of English life and class aspiration in her beguiling 2009 film An Education. Those strengths would make the Danish director seem ideal to tackle The Riot Club, a blunt examination of the toxicity of unchecked power, wealth and privilege, viewed through the prism of an elite Oxford University dining society famed for its debauchery. However, Laura Wade’s adaptation of her hit play, Posh, has sacrificed much of its savage comedy en route to the screen, and while the dark drama is never dull, its portrait of upper-crust entitlement run amok is

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Industry awaits Tiff deals

6 September 2014 5:34 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Updated: A torpid start to the market coupled with concerns over the desirability of acquisition titles has left buyers looking expectantly towards reportedly a $10m-plus deal for Top Five.

By Sunday evening a growing number of buyers were circling Chris Rock’s adult comedy (pictured), arguably the only potentially commercial available title to earn universal praise.

Also drawing attention were François Girard’s Boychoir, Jalmari Helander’s Big Game, Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young, Thomas McCarthy’s The Cobbler and Ed Zwick’s Pawn Sacrifice.

Acquisitions teams have also seen Lone Scherfig’s The Riot Club, Paul Bettany’s directorial debut Shelter, Michael Douglas starrer The Reach and Kristen Wiig starrer Welcome To Me. Contrary to reports Sophie BarthesMadame Bovary remains on the table and had not been sold at time of the updated report on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday’s offerings include Oren Moverman’s Time Out Of Mind, Bill Pohlad’s Love »

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