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The Weinstein Co. just sent over the above first look at Nicole Kidman in the upcoming live-action/CG-hybrid feature Paddington, the new movie based on the beloved fictional character from children's literature created by Michael Bond in 1958, along with a new teaser poster for the film at the bottom of this post. Paddington follows the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) with a passion for all things British who travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck -- "Please look after this bear. Thank you." -- and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of »
- Brad Brevet
The latest poster has been released for Paddington, the rather charming looking Christmas movie which blends a CGI Paddington Bear with a live-action setting and a cast including Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, and Peter Capaldi (if you missed the first trailer, it can be found by clicking here).
For those of you wondering who it is voicing Paddington, it was recently revealed that Skyfall star Ben Whishaw had taken over from Colin Firth (The King’s Speech). It was a decision which both Firth and the movie’s director and producers all agreed with after realising that the beloved bear would be better off with a younger voice!
Along with a lovely new poster, we also have a first look at Nicole Kidman in Paddington as a sinister taxidermist who will seemingly be the one to set her sights on the sandwich loving bear in the movie. »
- Josh Wilding
The Weinstein Company has released a new Paddington image from director Paul King’s (The Mighty Boosh) upcoming film about the lovable bear. The story centers on said bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who is lost at Paddington Station in London, adopted by a kind family, and then sets out in search of an explorer who inspired his aunt years before. The first trailer revealed the tomfoolery that ensues, and while the pic had a bit of a creative shakeup when Colin Firth opted to step down from main voicing duties, I still remain hopeful that Paddington will be an adorable family friendly adventure comedy. Today’s new image reveals Nicole Kidman’s character, who happens to be the antagonist of the pic—a sinister, seductive taxidermist. Hit the jump to take a look at the new Paddington image. The live-action cast also includes Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, »
- Adam Chitwood
This Christmas Day, an adorable little bear named Paddington will hop off that shelf in your childhood bedroom and leap onto the big screen for a holiday adventure the whole family will enjoy. Check out this exclusive poster premiere for the movie below, then get in line behind us for a bear hug from that little guy. Click poster to enlarge Starring Nicole Kidman, Peter Capaldi, Julie Walters and Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington, the movie will track the bear's timeless story across the streets of London as he searches for a family to call his own. For more, check out the trailer for Paddington below. The film snuggles up inside theaters on December 25.
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2014 hasn’t seen a lot of American animated films. The biggest animated film thus far has been “Planes: Fire and Rescue,” but if that film didn’t do it for you, then perhaps you need to give “Justin and the Knights of Valour” a try. The Arc Entertainment film is directed by Manuel Sicilia and stars Freddie Highmore, Antonio Banderas, James Cosmo, Charles Dance, Tamsin Egerton, Rupert Everett, Barry Humphries, Alfred Molina, Mark Strong, David Williams, Julie Walters, Olivia Williams and Saoirse Ronan. The film follows Justin, a young man who goes on a quest to become a knight like his grandfather. “Young Justin dreams of following in his grandfather Sir [ Read More ]
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Who Do You Think You Are? returned to top the ratings outside soaps on Thursday, overnight data reveals.
ITV's Harbour Lives appealed to 2.05m (10.9%) at 8.30pm (154k/0.8% on +1), while Kids with Cameras intrigued 1.37m (6.9%) at 9pm (146k/0.9%).
On Channel 4, Amazing Spaces attracted 1.31m (6.9%) at 8pm (277k/1.4%), followed by Embarrassing Bodies with 1.29m (6.5%) at 9pm (219k/1.4%).
Channel 5's Countdown to Murder fascinated 610k (3.2%) at 8pm. Autopsy's special on Brittany Murphy was seen by 843k (4.2%) at 9pm (140k/0.9%), and Big Brother continued with 1.13m (7.0%) at 10pm.
Who Do You Think You Are?: BBC One, 9pm
The new series begins with BAFTA-winning actress Julie Walters, who starred in Mamma Mia! and the Harry Potter movies, looking back at her family history.
She traces her roots back to County Mayo in western Ireland, where her great-grandfather Anthony Clark was one of the first members of the Land League.
Fitz is reluctant to go along with Mellie and Cyrus's plan, and Olivia (Kerry Washington) learns the price she has to pay to ensure Jake's safety.
Meanwhile, flashbacks reveal more about Olivia's relationship with her father, the origins of her friendship with Huck, and also highlights the true extent of how dangerous Rowan and B613 are.
Cuckoo: BBC Three, 10pm
Truly Madly Deeply star says she has spent much of her career playing 'not very interesting women'
The actor Juliet Stevenson has criticised the lack of roles for women in their 50s, saying she spent much of her career playing "not very interesting women".
The star of Truly Madly Deeply, who will return in the second series of the BBC1 drama The Village, said women were often relegated to the periphery of TV and film drama, a concern also expressed by fellow actors Emma Thompson, Amanda Redman, Julie Walters and Zoë Wanamaker.
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- John Plunkett
Yahoo will platform the drama in an exclusive slot before The Weinstein Company releases the film theatrically in the Us on August 29.
“Every day we help Yahoo users find inspiring and entertaining content,” said Yahoo chief marketing officer Karhy Savitt. “We are excited to bring One Chance, a fresh and emotionally compelling film to Yahoo Screen, thanks to our new partnership with the Weinstein Company.”
One Chance premiered at Toronto last year. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
On the night of June 9th 2007, a new television reality show called ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ went on air in the UK. On its first ever broadcast, a shy, unassuming man opened his mouth to sing the famous operatic aria ‘Nessun Dorma’, delivering a beautiful, stirring rendition that would change his life from that moment forward.
Swept up in the contagious emotion of Giacomo Puccini’s stunning aria, and the unlikely figure with crooked teeth and diluted confidence who had crooned it for them, the show’s three judges – Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan – stared in awe at what they had just witnessed, while the audience of 2,000 at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff erupted in a standing ovation.
Britain was instantly won over by Paul Potts, who was then working as a manager at the Port Talbot branch of The Carphone Warehouse, and followed him on his »
- Michelle McCue
Fresh off making waves with the VOD release of “Snowpiercer,” the Weinstein Company is toying with the distribution model once more by pre-releasing a film on the Internet. The indiedistrib will debut “One Chance,” the true story of a “Britain’s Got Talent” winner, exclusively on Yahoo Screen 10 days before releasing it theatrically.
It’s not clear what the reaction will be from exhibitors, but companies that release pictures simultaneously on demand and in theaters are sometimes banned from showing their film in certain theaters.
“One Chance” has already played musical chairs with release dates. It had originally been scheduled for release on Feb. 7 before being moved back to March 14 and pushed yet again to Aug. 29. A new date hasn’t been announced, but it will likely be in theaters in September or October.
Some films that have played around with their distribution model have been rewarded for their boldness. »
- Brent Lang
Update: Paddington Bear has a new voice. The filmmakers determined the voice of Colin Firth (Mamma Mia!, Nanny McPhee) sounded too grown up for such a young stuffed bear. So, they searched for a new voice for the traveler from Peru and landed on Ben Whishaw, who plays Q in the new James Bond movies and played doomed poet John Keats in Bright Star. Luckily, Paddington is still on track to charm us, scheduled to open now on Christmas Day.Nov. 15, 2013 - Paddington will be in theaters next Christmas, the release date is set for Dec. 12, 2014.
Sept. 13, 2013 - Paddington Bear, the polite and proper stuffed animal from Peru, will get his chance at movie stardom thanks to David Heyman, the producer of the Harry Potter movies. Colin Firth, who won an Academy Award for playing King George VI in The King's Speech, will be the voice of Paddington in this »
- email@example.com (Tara the Mom)
A month ago Academy Award winner Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) dropped out of Paul King’s adaptation of the beloved children’s book Paddington, saying that he no longer felt that his voice fit the part. His departure came just a few months before the iconic British bear’s winter release date, meaning King and co. needed to find a new voice actor quickly.
Whishaw told the Daily Mail that he had “no relationship to Paddington whatsoever” before being asked “quite out of the blue” to audition for the part, but in the grand scheme of »
- James Garcia
Colin Firth's departure from the project was amicable, revealing in a statement last month that the bear, "simply doesn't have my voice." The project is still on track to make its December 25 domestic release date, although there may be a bit more of a time crunch for its international release, since Paddington is scheduled to open in the U.K. on November 28, which is just over four months away.
Based on the beloved novels by Michael Bond, Paddington follows the adventures of this talking Peruvian bear, who journeys to London to experience city life for the first time, where he is taken in by a family while catching the eye of a museum taxidermist. Nicole Kidman, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Hugh Bonneville »
Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) will replace Colin Firth as the voice of Paddington Bear in the Weinstein Company’s Paddington, based on the popular children’s literature character. Firth departed the live-action/CGI-hybrid project in June. Producer David Heyman told the Daily Mail, which broke Thursday’s news, that Firth’s voice was “too mature” for the part; the film needed a slightly younger voice for the beloved bear who arrives in England from Peru. Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, and Peter Capaldi will also lend their voices to the film. [The Wrap]
- C. Molly Smith
Firth left Paddington last month, asserting that he was unable to find the right voice. The film, produced by “Gravity” and “Harry Potter” producer David Heyman, stars Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Julie Walters.
Whishaw played Q in “Skyfall” and is expected to reprise that role in the 24th Bond film.
Trailers released so far have not included a speaking voice for Paddington.
“Paddington” follows the comic misadventures of the bear from darkest Peru who’s found at Paddington Station and adopted by a London family. StudioCanal financed and is distributing in the U.K., France and Germany; TWC is distributing in the U.S. with a Christmas release date.
The Daily Mail first reported the news about Whishaw. »
- Dave McNary
Title: Justin and the Knights of Valor Director: Manuel Sicilia Starring: Freddie Highmore, Antonio Banderas, Charles Dance, Rupert Everett, Alfred Molina, Julie Walters, Olivia Williams and Saoirse Ronan Running time: 96 min, Rated PG, Available 07.08.14 Special Features: None Justin (Freddy Highmore) is a geeky redheaded teenager who aspires to become a knight like his legendary grandfather, Sir Roland. Justin’s father on the other hand wants him to stick to his studies and to become a lawyer since knights were banished by the queen and replaced by lawyers to keep the peace and make rules everyday that make the townspeople confused and miserable. Justin is determined to follow his grandfather’s [ Read More ]
The post Justin and the Knights of Valor Blu-ray Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »
Julie Walters is set to land her dream 'Coronation Street' role. The 'Harry Potter' and 'Mamma Mia' actress has reportedly been in line for a part on the soap ''for quite a while'', and it is said show bosses are just trying to figure out the ''right'' way to work her into storylines. An insider told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: ''Julie's appearance has been on the cards for quite a while. It's been a matter of finding the right role for her. ''The producers love her and it is a case of when her work schedule slows down and finding the right »
In their Cannes 2014 review, HeyUGuys‘ Jo-Ann Titmarsh wrote: “A feel-good movie about the 1984 miners’ strike, Thatcherism and the scourge of Aids is a tough nut, but with Pride Matthew Warchus has cracked it. Garnering an ovation on its premiere here in Cannes, Pride can certainly feel proud of itself.”
It’s the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (Num) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support. »
- Michelle McCue
The family history series will celebrate its 10th anniversary and its 100th episode in the upcoming series on BBC One this summer.
Maxine Watson, BBC Commissioning Editor of Documentaries, said: "Since its launch in 2004, audiences have savoured the often unexpected and emotional journeys into family history.
"As we celebrate 10 fantastic years in 2014, another 10 famous faces discover more about themselves through their past. The new series promises to continue to deliver BBC One audiences the laughter, »
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