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With penises generally a no-go, how can we make TV nudity a more gender-equal affair? The Affair's Ruth Wilson has an idea: Force male actors to do embarrassing sex-face shots, too. Wilson tells The Edit that, during her sex scenes with Dominic West, she "kept insisting, 'Why have I always got to do the orgasm face? There should be a male orgasm face.'" And, in general: "'Why is it always the woman who’s orgasming? Let’s analyze the male orgasm.’" Somebody needs to show Ruth Wilson Outlander, immediately. »
- Nate Jones
The film adaptation of E.L. James' erotic novel bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey" has become the fastest-selling R-rated title in the ticket seller's fifteen-year history. It is also scoring the biggest first week of ticket sales on Fandango for a non-sequel film since the first "The Hunger Games".
'Shares' is already topping the previous R-rated advance ticket first week sales figures of the previous record holders "Sex and the City 2," "The Hangover Part II," "The Hangover Part III" and "Gone Girl". [Source: Fandango]
- Garth Franklin
Sony Pictures Classics has announced the acquisition of North American rights to "Testament of Youth," directed by James Kent. Based on Vera Brittain’s World War I memoir of the same name, the story, adapted by Juliette Towhidi, follows Vera, an irrepressible, intelligent and free-minded young woman, who overcomes the prejudices of her family and hometown to win a scholarship to Oxford. The synopsis continues: "With everything to live for, she falls in love with her brother’s brilliant friend Roland Leighton as they go to University to pursue their literary dreams. But the First World War is looming and as the boys leave for the front, Vera realizes she cannot sit idly by as her peers fight for their country, so volunteers as a nurse and sets off for France. " The film stars Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton, Dominic West, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan, Miranda Richardson, Joanna Scanlan, »
- Casey Cipriani
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the North American, Latin American and Asian distribution rights to Testament of Youth. The studio has not announced a release date at this time for director James Kent's adaptation of Vera Brittain's autobiography, although the film was released today in the U.K. Here's what the director had to say about the acquisition in a brief statement.
"I am thrilled to see Sony Pictures Classics partner on our journey in bringing Testament of Youth to the screen. I am so proud of this heartfelt, beautifully performed film of youthful hope and searing love that speaks across the ages."
"I have known Michael and Tom for many, many years and have admired their vision, integrity and passionate support of great films and original voices for even longer. »
Based on Vera Brittain’s World War I memoir of the same name, the film is directed by James Kent and adapted by Juliette Towhidi. Alicia Vikander stars as Brittain along with Kit Harington, Taron Egerton, Dominic West, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan and Miranda Richardson.
“Testament” premiered in October at the London Film Festival, where Guy Lodge called it “rousing” in his Variety review.
“Testament” is co-produced by Celia Duval, and executive produced by Christine Langan and Joe Oppenheimer of BBC Films, Richard Mansell, Zygi Kamasa of Lionsgate UK, Hugo Heppell of Screen Yorkshire, and Henrik Zein of Nordisk. The film was funded by BBC Films, Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund, BFI, Nordisk Film Production, »
- Dave McNary
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the North American, Latin American and Asian rights to Protagonist Pictures’ World War I drama “Testament of Youth,” starring “Game of Thrones” actor Kit Harington, the company announced on Friday.
The film, based on Vera Brittain’s memoir of the same name, follows the open-minded author’s journey to overcome prejudices of her family and hometown to win a scholarship to Oxford University, only to join her peers’ fight for their country by volunteering to be a nurse helping the wounded in France.
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- Greg Gilman
Vera Brittain’s memoir The Testament of Youth is as close to time travel as many of us will ever get. Her intoxicating writing style sucks you into an era full of promise, of tradition and – sadly, of course – immense loss. The book is incredibly dense and takes the reader through her younger years at school, her mission to get into Oxford, the outbreak of war and beyond as Vera gets involved in the aftermath (I use first names simply because, having read the book, I feel like more than a passing acquaintance!).
Though it is a slightly older woman who is writing the book itself, we see great insight into her younger self through the many diary entries, poems and letters that are quoted throughout the text which highlight her changing attitudes as the war continues and her life changes so dramatically.
There are so many elements to The »
- Amanda Keats
While the commonly accepted knowledge is that January in the movie world's dumping ground, there are some strong counter-arguments for that. This Friday, celebrated auteur Michael Mann unveils "Blackhat" (read our review and check out The 10 Best Performances In The Films Of Michael Mann), and also arriving in U.K. cinemas is "Testament Of Youth." If you're near a theater screening the flick, we urge you to check it out, and if not, we've got ten minutes worth clips to show you what the World War I drama delivers. Starring a stellar cast, including Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton, Emily Watson, Hayley Atwell, Dominic West, Miranda Richardson, and more, the film is adaptation of Vera Brittain's memoir, chronicling her decision to hold off attending Oxford in order to participate in the war effort after he fiancé and brother head into battle. It's a movie that, while not breaking any genre tropes, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Why do so many top Us TV dramas struggle to find a home in the UK schedules? Here are a few that you’re missing out on
If Kevin Spacey winning the Golden Globe for best actor in a TV drama has reignited your enthusiasm for House of Cards, you’re in luck: the entire third season will be available, worldwide, on Netflix from 27 February . But if Ruth Wilson winning best actress piqued your interest in Showtime’s The Affair – which also beat House of Cards to win best TV drama – things get a little more complicated.
Despite starring Brit exports Wilson and Dominic West and being produced by the cable channel behind Homeland, The Affair hasn’t yet been picked up in the UK. That seems odd in an age where it’s possible to watch a simulcast of the first episode of Game of Thrones when it broadcasts »
- Graeme Virtue
After a '70s BBC TV adaptation, Vera Brittain's World War I memoir Testament of Youth comes to the big screen this week under the stewardship of Harry Potter producer David Heyman and director James Kent. What emerges is a well-mounted drama that's a moving look at the seismic effect the Great War had on a generation.
Fast-rising Swedish star Alicia Vikander is the beating heart of the story, bringing spirit and steely determination (not to mention an impeccable British accent) to the role of Brittain. This will come as no surprise to those who caught her in A Royal Affair and Anna Karenina, and with Testament of Youth the first of eight films she has coming up in 2015, it's looking like a big year. »
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler finished their three-year run hosting the Golden Globe Awards and we’re already begging them for one more. If not another hosting gig, then we’d love to see Tina and Amy pull together their outrageous comedy chops to remake a classic film. Is Amy a Wayne or is Tina? Who would be a better substitute for Leo in Titanic? Who can rock those famous black pants at the end of Grease? Honestly, as long as these two keep making things together, we’ll be happy!
Last night, we asked celebs on the red carpet which film they’d like to see Tina and Amy take a stab at recreating. Lorde thinks that Tina should reprise her work in Mean Girls, while Dominic West, Jon Voight, and Downton Abbey‘s Allan Leech have some other ideas.
- Lauren Elizabeth Thompson
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) presented the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. The awards show was hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for a third year, and George Clooney was presented with the Cecil B. DeMille Award. "Boyhood" ended up taking home the trophy for the best film in the drama category. The movie also won for best supporting actress (Patricia Arquette) and best director (Richard Linklater). On the comedy/musical side, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" won the top prize, beating "Birdman," which many thought would be the winner. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" didn't win in any other categories. Michael Keaton, however, won for best actor for "Birdman." Check out the full list of nominees and winner (in red) below. Best Motion Picture -. Drama * Boyhood * Foxcatcher * The Imitation Game * Selma * The Theory of Everything Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture -. Drama »
So last night, Hollywood’s elite dusted down their tuxedos and glam dresses for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, which took place live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler presented for a third time, and went down a storm.
The big winners on the night were Eddy Redmayne and Julianne Moore who picked up lead actor awards for The Theory Of Everything and Still Alice. Boyhood, Richard Linklater’s 12-years-in-the-making drama was awarded Best Motion Picture (Drama), while Linklater himself picked up Best Director. Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel was awarded Best Motion Picture in the comedy and musical categories, while Michael Keaton picked up Best Actor (Comedy or Musical) for Birdman and Amy Adams bagged the Best Actress (Comedy or Musical) gong for Tim Burton’s Big Eyes. The two prizes in the Best Supporting Actor and Actress »
- Paul Heath
Even Noah Solloway would agree that big awards wins after one season just might be better than sex.
“The Affair” co-creator/exec producer Sarah Treem admitted it was hard for her to believe the fast start of the moody character study about an extramarital affair between two people who meet by chance. “I’m just happy that people are watching our show,” she said.
“Affair” bowed in October to glowing reviews and superlatives for the performances by core stars Ruth Wilson, Dominic West (who was also nommed), Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson. The show presents the mostly illicit relationship between West’s Noah and Wilson’s Alison from his and her perspectives to underscore how interpretations of everything differ dramatically.
The Globe win for drama series — beating back higher-wattage competitors as this year’s only frosh drama nominee — and lead actress for Wilson comes just as the Treem and co-creator »
- Cynthia Littleton
Big night for Boyhood as it adds a Best Picture (Drama) win to its precursor repertoire at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards not to mention a win for Best Director (Richard Linklater) and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette). The Globes also pretty much paved the way for a Julianne Moore (Still Alice) win at the Oscars along with the inevitable Supporting Actor win for J.K. Simmons (Whiplash and Michael Keaton (Birdman) for Best Actor. There were, however, some interesting kinks in the road. Even though I have Birdman as my #1 film of 2014, it was great seeing The Grand Budapest Hotel take home Best Picture (Comedy/Musical) and while Birdman didn't take home that award, it won for Best Screenplay, which adds a little intrigue to the Best Original Screenplay race. How to Train Your Dragon 2 winning Best Animated Feature over The Lego Movie was a bit of a surprise and »
- Brad Brevet
For the second time tonight, The Affair has beaten favored winner The Good Wife, this time with Ruth Wilson taking home her first Golden Globe for her work in the freshman drama. With her win in the Best Actress in a TV Drama category, Wilson defeated Viola Davis, Robin Wright, Claire Danes, and 12-time nominee (and one-time winner) Julianna Margulies. On stage, Wilson reflected back to her last Golden Globe nomination and how much it sucked to lose, before thanking the writers of The Affair for giving her one of the most "complex" and "depressed" characters she's ever played. Oh, »
- Samantha Highfill
Ruth Wilson won the Golden Globe for best actress in a TV series, drama on Sunday for her work in The Affair. "I'm very amazed," Wilson said. She recounted a previous loss at the Golden Globes, "it was very disappointing." "And Dom, your ass is something of great beauty - don't let anyone tell you otherwise," she joked about her costar Dominic West. The award was presented by Anna Faris and Chris Pratt at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Wilson was up against Viola Davis for How to Get Away With Murder, Claire Danes for Homeland, Julianna Margulies for »
- Alexandra Zaslow, @alexandrazaslow
In a surprising upset, Showtime’s freshman drama “The Affair” took home the Golden Globe award for Best TV Series – Drama.
The Dominic West and Ruth Wilson led newcomer toppled the likes of previous award winners “The Good Wife,” “House of Cards,” “Downton Abbey” and “Game of Thrones” to take the trophy presented by Adam Levine and Paul Rudd.
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On the show, West plays a school teacher and married father of four, who begins a summer extramerital affair with Wilson’s unhappily married waitress, a fling that quickly grows out of control »
- Linda Ge
House of Cards' Kevin Spacey won the Golden Globe for best actor in a TV series, drama, on Sunday. "This is the eighth time I've been nominated," Spacey noted. "I can't believe I f---in' won!" Spacey also punctuated his speech with a story about meeting and complimenting Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and Judgment at Nuremberg director Stanley Kramer during the last years of Kramer's life before he passed in 2001. Spacey recalled that Kramer told him he'd wanted his films to be better. Regarding his own career, Spacey concluded, "I just want it to be better, I just want to be better, »
- Alexandra Zaslow, @alexandrazaslow
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best TV Series, Drama
Game of Thrones
Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Best Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, »
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