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12 items from 2013


Faces to watch in 2014 - Alexa Davies

20 December 2013 3:43 AM, PST | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Look out for young Welsh actress Alexa Davies in 2014.

18 year old Alexa (represented by Bwh), made her film debut last year after a local casting in her native North Wales in 2010, landed her a role in Sara Sugarman's Vinyl.

She will next be seen in Raised By Wolves, a semi-autobiographical series written by Caitlin Moran, set on a Wolverhampton council estate. Alexa plays the younger sister Aretha, opposite Helen Monks as the young Caitlin-character Germaine. The first episode of Raised by Wolves will be shown on 23rd December at 10.50pm on Channel 4.

Alexa will also be seen next year starring alongside Asa Butterfield in feature film X Plus Y, directed by BAFTA winning documentary maker Morgan Matthews, the tale of a maths prodigy team who travel to Taiwan to represent Gb at the International Mathematics Olympiad.

She also made her stage debut earlier this year in No Quarter at the Royal Court. »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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TV Review: ‘House of Versace’

3 October 2013 7:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Before Syfy channel perfected the production — or more accurately — the promotion of so-bad-it’s-good movies, Lifetime was synonymous with satisfying guilty pleasures. The net’s latest original, a behind the chiffon look at the Versace fashion dynasty titled “House of Versace,” is a gilded guilt fest certain to leave viewers with 24-karat regret. Even top-notch stars appearing as impeccable real-life knock-offs can’t help the flimsy script, which wears as badly as a cheap polyester blend. It’s the kind of melodramatic TV movie that has one pining for more wire hangers.

Versace fashion was once known almost exclusively for Gianni (Enrico Colantoni) – flamboyant creator of the safety-pin dress and self-proclaimed inventor of the supermodel. The fashion empire of the ’80s and early’ 90s, however, was a family business, run financially by brother Santo (Colm Feore), creatively by Gianni and inspirationally by Donatella (Gina Gershon). They learned their trade from »

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Gina Gershon Will Play Donatella Versace in a New Lifetime Movie

16 August 2013 8:17 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Gina Gershon is set to star in a new original TV movie for the Lifetime network based on the life of Donatella Versace, the very blonde, very tan vice president and chief designed of the Versace Group. "House of Versace" will focus on the luxury designer's rise in the fashion world after her brother's tragic slaying in 1997. Sara Sugarman ("Vinyl," "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen") will direct from a script by Rama Stagner ("Blue Sky," "American Dreams"). Accompanying Gershon in the cast are Raquel Welch (as Lucia), Enrico Colantoni (as Gianni Versace) and Colm Feore (as Santo). The film is based on Wall Street Journal investigative reporter Deborah Balls book "House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival," which explored Gianni Versace's murder, Donatella Versace's drug addiction and the reemergence of the Versace brand.  "House of Versace" premieres October 5 on Lifetime, the latest »

- Casey Cipriani

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Gina Gershon Will Play Donatella Versace in a New Lifetime Movie

16 August 2013 8:17 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Gina Gershon is set to star in a new original TV movie for the Lifetime network based on the life of Donatella Versace, the very blonde, very tan vice president and chief designed of the Versace Group. "House of Versace" will focus on the luxury designer's rise in the fashion world after her brother's tragic slaying in 1997. Sara Sugarman ("Vinyl," "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen") will direct from a script by Rama Stagner ("Blue Sky," "American Dreams"). Accompanying Gershon in the cast are Raquel Welch (as Lucia), Enrico Colantoni (as Gianni Versace) and Colm Feore (as Santo). The film is based on Wall Street Journal investigative reporter Deborah Balls book "House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival," which explored Gianni Versace's murder, Donatella Versace's drug addiction and the reemergence of the Versace brand.  "House of Versace" premieres October 5 on Lifetime, the latest »

- Casey Cipriani

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Gina Gershon To Play Donatella Versace In LifeTime’s Biopic House Of Versace

16 August 2013 5:22 AM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Check this out – Gina Gershon is set to play an Italian fashion designer and current Vice-President of the Versace Group Donatella Versace in Lifetime’s original movie titled House of Versace. But that’s not all, we’ve just learned that Raquel Welch and Enrico Colantoni are also on board for the upcoming biopic. Sounds promising? Sure, why not… At this moment we know that Sara Sugarman is set to direct the movie from a script written by Rama Stagner, which is based on Deborah Ball‘s book House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder. According to the latest reports, the movie will track Donatella’s struggle...

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- Jeanne Standal

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Win! Brilliant Brit-Movie ‘Vinyl’ On DVD!

8 July 2013 8:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Based on the story of Mike Peters’ true rock and roll hoax of 2004, Vinyl tells how a group of washed-up rockers hoodwinked top record labels, radio DJs, and the entire rock music world by releasing a pop punk single under a fictitious teenage band’s name…now they just need to teach this rowdy bunch of kids what true punk spirit is all about!

In Sara Sugarman’s Vinyl, much-loved British icons Phil Daniels and Keith Allen return to the big screen, supported by a sensational young cast, with charismatic newcomer Jamie Blackley delivering a standout performance that’s sure to mark him out as one to watch in 2013. Watch the old guard teach these young upstarts how to talk the talk and walk the walk before un-leashing them and their single upon the nation!

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- Dan Bullock

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This week's new films

15 March 2013 11:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Beyond The Hills | The Incredible Burt Wonderstone | The Paperboy | Welcome To The Punch | Shell | The Spirit Of '45 | Red Dawn | Vinyl | Maniac | Michael H. Profession: Director

Beyond The Hills (12A)

(Cristian Mungiu, 2012, Rom) Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur. 152 mins

Romanian patriarchy had a lot to answer for in Mungiu's 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, and it's even more to blame in this powerful convent drama. It starts with a young woman coming to visit her former girlfriend, who's now a nun, but events increasingly spiral out of control, to the extent that romantic frustration is diagnosed as demonic possession… and duly treated.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (15)

(Don Scardino, 2013, Us) Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey. 100 mins

Doing for Vegas-style magic what Blades Of Glory did for figure skating, Carell and co conjure just enough comedy out of a sitting-duck premise, as their cheesy stage act is threatened by Carrey's Blaine-style endurance stunts.

The Paperboy (15)

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The HeyUGuys Interview: Sara Sugarman and Jamie Blackley talk Vinyl

14 March 2013 6:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

For director Sara Sugarman, her latest project Vinyl was very much a going back to her roots job, as her first film since Confessions  of a Teenage Drama Queen not only takes her back to her hometown of Rhyl, Wales, but also to a story somewhat familiar to her. We were fortunate enough to sit down and discuss Vinyl with the filmmaker and one of her leading stars Jamie Blackley.

The pair discuss the intimate set and community feel, as well as working alongside the likes of Phil Daniels and Keith Allen. Blackley, who also starred in Snow White and the Huntsman, talks of his own experience on this feature, in a feel-good feature that certainly seems to have had as much of a jovial impact on the cast and crew as it will no doubt have on its audiences following its theatrical release this coming Friday March 15.

Our review »

- Stefan Pape

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Vinyl Review

14 March 2013 5:27 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Following on from director Sara Sugarman’s unsatisfying teen flick Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, the filmmaker has returned to her roots somewhat, this time staying closer to home –as she presents Vinyl, not only shot in her hometown of Rhyl, Wales, but also telling the true story of a punk band’s great rock and roll swindle; a band she knows all too well (she dated the bassist, innit).

Based on the real life occurrences surrounding Mike Peters’ band The Alarm, we focus on Weapons of Happiness, a punk four piece who had enjoyed relative success in their prime, yet split up due to the greed and careless irresponsibility of frontman Johnny Jones (Phil Daniels). However when they are reunited for the first time in years at a funeral, Johnny and the other band members (Keith Allen, Perry Benson, Christopher Roy Turner) take a trip down memory lane and, »

- Stefan Pape

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Film Review: 'Vinyl'

13 March 2013 5:20 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★☆☆☆☆ It's certainly still early days, but the poorest British film of the year may just be about to rear its repugnant head (and we're not referring back to Danny Dyer farce Run for Your Wife). Sara Sugarman's Vinyl (2012) wants to be a breezy tale of old rockers sticking it to the 'man'. Sadly, it turns out to be a cliché-ridden bore, with a grasp on reality which makes Hollyoaks look like a restrained, Ramin Bahrani-like character study by comparison. The film is based on the true-life tale of Mike Peters (from 1980s outfit The Alarm) who assembled an imaginary Milli Vanilli-type band to get one over on the major record labels.

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- CineVue UK

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Exclusive: First Trailer For Sara Sugarman’s Indie Movie ‘Vinyl’

26 February 2013 1:30 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

In Sara Sugarman’s Vinyl, much-loved British icons Phil Daniels (Quadrophenia)and Keith Allen (Trainspotting) return to the big screen, supported by a sensational young cast, with charismatic newcomer Jamie Blackley (Snow White And The Huntsman) delivering a standout performance that’s sure to mark him out as one to watch in 2013. We originally launched this earlier this month, but I thought it deserved another share after picking up the news for Northern Irish Good Vibrations earlier today!

After a booze-fuelled jam session, Johnny Jones (Phil Daniels) and his old band-mates from the once revered The Weapons of Happiness come up with a gem of a pop punk single. The problem is that no one is interested in re-signing a bunch of aging rock stars. But Johnny’s not one to quit easily and has a plan.

Check out the trailer below, one that echoes the likes of The Commitments »

- Dan Bullock

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Exclusive: New Poster for Vinyl starring Phil Daniels, Keith Allen & Jamie Blackley

25 January 2013 6:30 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

We’ve been sent the first look poster for new movie Vinyl which stars Phil Daniels, Keith Allen, Jamie Blackley and is directed by Sara Sugarman with a script from both Sugarman and Jim Cooper.

Based on the story of Mike Peters’ true rock and roll hoax of 2004, Vinyl tells how a group of washed-up rockers hoodwinked top record labels, radio DJs, and the entire rock music world by releasing a pop punk single under a fictitious teenage band’s name….…now they just need to teach this rowdy bunch of kids what true punk spirit is all about!

In Sara Sugarman’s Vinyl, much-loved British icons Phil Daniels (Quadrophenia) and Keith Allen (Trainspotting) return to the big screen, supported by a sensational young cast, with charismatic newcomer Jamie Blackley (Snow White and the Huntsman, London Boulevard) delivering a standout performance that’s sure to mark him out as one »

- David Sztypuljak

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