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8 amazing rock 'n' roll transformations: From Gary Oldman to Cate Blanchett

21 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The long-awaited Jimi Hendrix biopic All By My Side opens in cinemas today (October 24).

Andre '3000' Benjamin plays the iconic musician in the movie, which depicts Jimi's humble beginnings to becoming possibly the world's greatest guitarist.

This has inspired us to compile our own list of the greatest portrayals of musicians in rock 'n' roll biopics, often going above and beyond mere physical transformation:

1. Andy Serkis as Ian Dury

Andy Serkis was BAFTA nominated for his critically-acclaimed role - played to perfection - as charismatic '70s punk rock singer and songwriter Ian Dury in Mat Whitecross's 2010 biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.

To portray Dury's physical condition - he contracted polio as a child - Serkis lost two stone and built up the muscle mass on the right-hand side of his body so the other side was weaker.

He added: "I had a body wax. It's the most »

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The new Bond movies are "impossibly obscure", says John Cleese

23 October 2014 11:14 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The man who was Q, John Cleese, reckons that money has ruined the James Bond series...

John Cleese has form in the James Bond movies. He ascended to the role of Q in Die Another Day, and was originally expected to return to the part. However, Pierce Brosnan departed the world of Bond, the reboot came in, Daniel Craig got the role, and things went back to the start for Bond. Only now has Ben Whishaw been introduced as the new Q.

In a new interview to promote his autobiography, Cleese was asked what he thought of Whishaw's take on Q. But as it turns out, he's not seen it. Cleese said that he didn't watch Skyfall "because I have criticisms of the new Bond movies".

He continued, telling Shortlist that "two things went wrong: the plots became so impossibly obscure that even professional writers couldn’t figure out what »

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Paddington Movie Releases New Featurette

22 October 2014 11:06 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Arriving in theaters on January 16, 2015, the actors and filmmakers from the upcoming Paddington movie discuss the lovely Peruvian bear in this brand new featurette.

From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (Harry Potter), Paddington tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who travels to the city in search of a home.

Finding himself lost and alone, 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 that says “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 a museum taxidermist.

Paddington brings together an all-star cast, with Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Monuments Men) and Sally Hawkins (Made in Dagenham, Blue Jasmine) as Mr. »

- Michelle McCue

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A Whale of a Poster for 'In the Heart of the Sea'

21 October 2014 1:40 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

People seemed to go pretty ga-ga for the In the Heart of the Sea trailer that premiered last week. The new film from Ron Howard stars Chris Hemsworth and tells the story of a whaling ship and the real-life maritime disaster that would inspire Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" and after just one trailer it would seem a lot of you are already in the bag, well, how does this new poster satisfy youc In the Heart of the Sea co-stars Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), Cillian Murphy (The Dark Knight Rises) and Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) and is set to hit theaters on March 15, 2015. I've included both the trailer and poster below. sb id="1058859" height="360" width="640" In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The »

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New Featurette For Paddington

20 October 2014 6:17 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The Paddington books have been enjoyed by children from all generations, and now the marmalade loving bear is coming to the big screen next month (on this side of the pond at least). A new featurette has been released, which follows the character from Michael Bond's beloved books to his cinematic incarnation, voiced by Ben Whishaw. Released: 28th November (Irl/U.K.)/ 16th January 2015 (U.S.) Synopsis: From the producer of Harry Potter and Gravity, Paddington comes to the big screen for the first time in an epic new adventure.   Featuring an all-star cast and effects courtesy of award-winning VFX company Framestore, Paddington is The big family film of Christmas.   Voted Best Animated Character at the 2012 British Animation Awards, and adapted from Michael Bond’s beloved books, Paddington follows the comic misadventures of a polite young bear with an endearing talent for comic chaos.   Paddington has grown up deep in the Peruvian. »

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Michael Gambon to voice new E4 hidden camera comedy show

20 October 2014 6:09 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Michael Gambon will voice a new E4 hidden camera series Bad Robots.

Gambon will voice a vengeful robot in the six-part prank series that creates infuriating situations to do with technology.

Pranks include argumentative vending machines, biased pub quiz machines, and a spray tan booth that sprays different colours.

Fictional company Tezcorp Industries heads the pranking mission, with Gambon's robot creating chaos for the public.

The first episode will include drivers fighting with an automated parking-ticket machine, and a member of the public getting their passport photo printed on a shower curtain.

Bad Robots is due to air on E4 in November.

Gambon will also be lending his voice to the movie Paddington, alongside Imelda Staunton and Ben Whishaw.

Watch a trailer for Paddington below: »

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Ben Whishaw stars as Wellington-less Paddington in new promo

20 October 2014 5:35 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ben Whishaw's take on Paddington Bear can be heard for the first time in a new promo.

The Skyfall actor voices the iconic cartoon character in the upcoming Paddington movie, co-produced by Heyday Films and StudioCanal.

Producer David Heyman also addresses the lack of Paddington's Wellington boots in the promo. He explains that author Michael Bond didn't originally include the boots, but that they were added when toys began being produced.

Colin Firth was originally due to voice the bear, but was replaced by Whishaw after it was decided by studio executives that his voice did not suit the character.

Michael Gambon, Hugh Bonneville, Nicole Kidman, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Julie Walters are also among the cast of the film.

Paddington's world premiere will be held at Odeon Leicester Square on November 23, ahead of its UK release on November 28. »

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Susan Sarandon to play Marilyn Monroe’s mentally ill mom on Lifetime

17 October 2014 11:25 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Susan Sarandon to play Marilyn Monroe’s mentally ill mom on Lifetime Sarandon will star in the miniseries “Marilyn,” based on the book "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe.” Because of her mother’s mental instability, Marilyn Monroe lived in several foster homes and was a ward of the state during her childhood. Stephen Colbert takes us through his “Colbert Report” day Colbert reveals in a Slate podcast that he calls a script “that won’t kiss me back” a “bad girlfriend,” that he tests his audience by stroking his makeup artists hair, and that he only watches 10% of his shows. McDonald’s hires ex-“MythBuster” Grant Imahara to find out what’s in its food The hiring of Imahara is part of McDonald’s effort to become more transparent. Ben Whishaw to star in BBC America’s “London Spy” The “Skyfall” and “The Hour” actor will join Jim Broadbent »

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Jim Broadbent cast in London Spy

17 October 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Jim Broadbent is to star in 'London Spy'. The 'Harry Potter' actor has signed up to star in the five-part series created by 'Child 44' author Tom Rob Smith, which tells the story of a chance romance between two people from very different worlds. Starring alongside Jim will be 'Restless' actress Charlotte Rampling, 'James Bond' star Ben Whishaw and newcomer Edward Holcroft. Whishaw will star as Danny - a hedonistic and romantic party boy - who falls for Secret Intelligence Service employee Alex (Holcroft), who goes missing just as the pair begin to realise they are perfect for one another. Tom said of »

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Ben Whishaw Recruited for BBC America Miniseries ‘London Spy’

17 October 2014 8:54 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

BBC America will launch new five-part miniseries, “London Spy,” created by best-selling author Tom Rob Smith and co-produced by BBC Two and Working Title Television. The thriller will star Ben Whishaw, known for his previous roles in “Skyfall” and the BBC drama “The Hour,” as Danny — an innocent, young romantic drawn into a dangerous world of espionage. He is joined by Jim Broadbent, who won an Academy Award in 2002 for his role in “Iris.” Also read: Ben Whishaw to Replace Colin Firth as Voice of ‘Paddington’ Also starring in the project are British actress Charlotte Rampling OBE, whose recent role in. »

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BBC America Co-Producing ‘London Spy’ Miniseries with Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent

17 October 2014 7:22 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

BBC America will co-produce a five-part miniseries, “London Spy,” starring Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling and Edward Holcroft, the cabler announced Friday.

Co-produced by BBC Two and produced by Working Title Television, “London Spy” centers around a chance romance between two people from very different worlds, one from the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service, the other from a world of clubbing and youthful excess. Danny (Whishaw) — gregarious, hedonistic, romantic and adrift — falls for the anti-social, enigmatic and brilliant Alex (Holcroft). Just as the two of them realize that they’re perfect for each other, Alex disappears. Danny, utterly ill-equipped to take on the complex and codified world of British espionage, must decide whether he’s prepared to fight for the truth.

The series was created by “Child 44″ author Tom Rob Smith and is directed by Jakob Verbruggen. “’London Spy’ has gathered an exceptional cast and a visionary director. »

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Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling join BBC Two thriller London Spy

16 October 2014 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling are to star in London Spy.

The pair will appear alongside Ben Whishaw and Edward Holcroft in the new BBC Two espionage thriller.

The five-part series - from Child 44 author Tom Rob Smith - will begin filming in London next month.

Whishaw will play Danny, described as an "innocent, young romantic" who gets caught up in a world of espionage and conspiracy.

The series will be set on a London street that houses the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service on one side and the headquarters of the gay clubbing scene on the other.

Whishaw's Danny falls for the antisocial Alex after a chance encounter, but when Alex suddenly disappears he must decide whether he has what it takes to find out what happened to him.

Author Smith said: "Ben Whishaw is quite simply one of the best actors in the country. It's an extraordinary privilege, »

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Chris Hemsworth Stars In First Trailer for Ron Howard’s In The Heart Of The Sea

16 October 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Watch the first trailer for Ron Howard’s action adventure In The Heart Of The Sea, based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex. The film is scheduled to open on March 13, 2015 in theatres and IMAX.

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance.

The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story.

In The Heart Of The Sea reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, »

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Chris Hemsworth needs a bigger boat in 'Heart of the Sea' trailer

16 October 2014 11:16 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

As a title, In the Heart of the Sea doesn't really capture the intense action and drama of Ron Howard's upcoming seafaring movie, which stars Chris Hemsworth as an early 19th-century whaler locked in combat with a gigantic sperm whale. At some point during the trailer, which points out that the true disaster tale contributed to Melville's inspiration for Moby Dick, the leviathan runs deep after being harpooned by the crew of the S.S. Essex—toppling masts and sending the ship sideways. You almost expect the level-headed member of the crew to mutter, "Ye shall require a bigger boat, »

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New Posters from In The Heart Of The Sea, American Sniper, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, and More

16 October 2014 11:04 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

A collection of new posters for upcoming films has landed online.  Briefly: In the Heart of the Sea – The first trailer for Ron Howard's telling of the tragedy of the Whaleship Essex landed earlier today, and now we have one of my favorite posters of the year.  It's ominous without being overbearing.  The film opens March 13, 2015, and stars Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb – Meanwhile, we have a contestant in the running for worst poster of the year.  I don't know if this is an awful photoshop job or if everyone is supposed to look like a cardboard cutout.  The film opens December 19th, and stars Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Dan Stevens, Ben Kingsley, and as you can see from the poster, lots and lots of other people as well as a monkey with keys. »

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Chris Hemsworth Swims With Fishes in New ‘Heart of the Sea’ Trailer

16 October 2014 9:47 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chris Hemsworth throws down his hammer and picks up a harpoon in a new trailer for his latest movie “In the Heart of the Sea,” a harrowing true story about a 19th century whaling ship that inspired the classic novel “Moby Dick.” Ron Howard directs the movie based on the 200 book by the same name by Nathaniel Philbrick, with the screenplay by Charles Leavitt. The movie also stars Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy,Tom Holland, Brendan Gleesan Spanish actor Jordi Mollà and Ben Whishaw as novelist Herman Melville. ...Read More »

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'In the Heart of the Sea' trailer: Chris Hemsworth survives a 'Moby Dick' disaster movie

16 October 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I never pictured Ron Howard as much of a Roland Emmerich guy, but that's the unexpected spirit exploding off the trailer for his latest film, "In the Heart of the Sea." The film tells the true story the American whaleship "Essex" and its ill-fated run-in with a mighty sperm whale in November 1820. The story became the basis for Herman Melville's contemplative novel "Moby Dick." Howard's version of the story looks more like that time the Kraken ate Jack Sparrow, a beefed up, seafaring 'Apollo 13.' That's not bad thing. Staring Chris Hemsworth as First Mate Owen Chase, the film recounts the crew's experience surviving the Jaws-on-steroids high seas encounter. Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, Jordi Molla are all aboard as costars, with Tom Holland and Brendan Gleeson playing young and old versions of the narrator. Charles Leavitt ("Blood Diamond," upcoming "Warcraft") wrote the original draft of the script, »

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First Trailer For ‘In The Heart Of The Sea’ Starring Chris Hemsworth

16 October 2014 8:37 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The first trailer for the Ron Howard directed In The Heart Of The Sea has just been unleashed online. The film, which has a certain ‘Alive’ vibe to it (see below), will hit cinemas next year. Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, Tom Holland, Brendan Gleeson, and Jordi Moll star.

In 1820, the whaleship Essex is crewed by Captain George Pollard, Jr. (Benjamin Walker), first mate Owen Chase (Chris Hemsworth), second mate Matthew Joy (Cillian Murphy), and cabin boy Thomas Nickerson (Tom Holland). During their voyage, the ship is struck by a large bull sperm whale, ultimately leaving its crew shipwrecked at sea for 90 days over a thousand miles from home. After the attack, the crew sails for South America and is forced to become cannibalistic.

Check out the trailer below:

In The Heart Of The Sea will be released on 15th March, 2015.


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In the Heart of the Sea: Chris Hemsworth takes on whale in first trailer

16 October 2014 8:05 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first trailer for Ron Howard's drama In the Heart of the Sea has been released.

The clip sees Chris Hemsworth among the crew of a ship preparing to defend themselves against an attacking whale.

In the Heart of the Sea is based on the book by American writer Nathaniel Philbrick, which tells the true story of the loss of the whaling ship Essex in the Pacific Ocean in 1820.

The ship was attacked by a sperm whale and the tragic event is said to have inspired Herman Melville's Moby Dick.

The cast include Hemsworth, Ben Whishaw, Cillian Murphy and Brendan Gleeson.

Hemsworth revealed a dramatic weight loss for the role last year.

In the Heart of the Sea comes to theatres on March 13, 2015. »

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First trailer for Ron Howard's Heart Of The Sea

16 October 2014 8:04 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Chris Hemsworth goes from God of Thunder to Prince of Whales in Ron Howard's salty drama Heart Of The Sea. Here's the first trailer...

The last time Chris Hemsworth and director Ron Howard collaborated on a movie, the result was the engrossing Formula One racing biopic Rush. Heart Of The Sea is a very different kind of based-on-true-events film. It's about a whaleship called the Essex, and what happened to its crew when it sank in 1820.

One of the occupants aboard the Essex was Herman Melville, who later used the experience as inspiration for his classic novel, Moby Dick. Here, Melville's played by Ben Whishaw - but one of the familiar faces among the cast, which also includes Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland and Brendan Gleeson as various second mates, sailors and cabin boys.

It's certainly a handsome-looking film, if the trailer's to go by, and one shot in particular »

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