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Spectre gets the Honest Trailer treatment

5 February 2016 12:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Screen Junkies has released an Honest Trailer for James Bond’s latest big screen adventure Spectre; which we have for you here…

See Also: Spectre set for Blu-ray release in February, special features revealed

See Also: Watch previous Honest Trailers here

Spectre sees Sam Mendes (Skyfall) directing Bond veterans Daniel Craig as James Bond, Rory Kinnear as Tanner, Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Ralph Fiennes as M and Jesper Christensen as Mr. White, alongside franchise newcomers Andrew Scott (Pride) as Denbigh, Lea Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Colour) as Madeleine Swann, Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Mr. Hinx, Monica Bellucci (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) as Lucia Sciarra, Stephanie Sigman (The Bridge) as Estrella and Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) as Oberhauser.

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- Gary Collinson

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Olivia Colman stars in this exclusive clip from The Lobster – Own it Monday!

4 February 2016 2:06 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Because The Lobster is out for you to own on Monday, on both Blu-ray and DVD, we’ve got a super exclusive clip from Yorgos Lanthimos‘ unique and brilliant film to share with you!

BAFTA nominated for Outstanding British Film, this darkly funny love story stars Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz with a stellar supporting cast including Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, John C.Reilly, Olivia Colman, Michael Smiley and Ashley Jensen. With Colman winning Best Supporting Actress at the British Independent Film Awards.

This clip is called ‘Coupling’ and where better to share it first in the world than here, and now:

Unconventional but very original, The Lobster is an absolute must-see and you can own it yourself on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital in the UK and Ireland from Monday 8 February.

Here’s a little more info, if you’re even more intrigued:

The Lobster is a love story set »

- Dan Bullock

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Alice Englert on Berlin, Ben Whishaw, and 'boys with jackhammers'

3 February 2016 8:45 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

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Alice Englert made her acting debut in a short film, The Water Diary, directed by her mother, Jane Campion..

Now the young actress (whose credits include Sally Potter's Ginger and Rosa and BBC One's Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell) has made one of her own.

The Boyfriend Game premiered at Tiff last year, but Englert couldn't attend - "I was in New Zealand acting in a film. It was a bummer not to go".

The film has now been invited to the Berlinale, and Englert won't miss it.

The Boyfriend Game was shot over two days at the Colo River in Nsw, and is about "two little girls, friends, playing a game they've created at a farmhouse in the Australian bush. They discover difficulties when they become competitive over one of their imaginary boyfriends"..

"I came up with the idea because I was once an eleven year-old girl »

- Harry Windsor

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Performer of the Week: Emmy Rossum

30 January 2016 9:42 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Performer | Emmy Rossum

The Show | Shameless

The Episode | “The F Word” (Jan. 24, 2016)

The Performance | Sunday’s episode of Shameless was titled “The F Word” after a scathing song written by Fiona’s estranged husband, Gus. While “The F Word” stood for nothing nice between the ex-lovers, Emmy Rossum’s emotional display during the hour was rated F for fantastic. Though we’ve come to expect that kind of stellar work from the actress — this isn’t her first time as our Performer of the Week — watching her nail a challenging scene still leaves us in awe.

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London Spy

29 January 2016 12:33 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: BBC America

Episodes: Ongoing (hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: January 21, 2016 — present

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Edward Holcroft, Samantha Spiro, Lorraine Ashbourne, David Hayman, Clarke Peters, Charlotte Rampling, Mark Gatiss, Harriet Walter, James Fox, Adrian Lester, Riccardo Scamarcio, Josef Altin, Zrinka Cvitešić, Nicolas Chagrin, and Richard Cunningham.

TV show description:

Part love story, part spy thriller, this British mystery drama features Daniel Edward Holt (Ben Whishaw). A hungover party boy, Danny stands on London's Lambeth's Bridge at dawn, wondering if life gets any easier.

Along comes Alex (Edward Holcroft), out for an early morning jog. While clubber Danny is outgoing, romantic and self-indulgent, brilliant investment banker Alex is mysterious and aloof.

Opposites attract. Danny and Alex form a bond. They »

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In The Heart of the Sea Docks on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD This March, Digital in February

28 January 2016 7:09 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Ron Howard's Moby Dick-inspired epic In The Heart of the Sea starring Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, along with Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, and Ben Whishaw will set sail for Digital HD on February 23rd, followed by a Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD release a couple weeks later on March 8th.

In The Heart of the Sea failed to strike a chord with critics or audiences at the box office this past fall. The film scored a 43 percent rotten rating at Rotten Tomatoes and grossed just over $90 million at the worldwide box office, short of the $100 million production budget that doesn't include marketing costs.

Warner's home video treatments of In The Heart of the Sea include a Blu-ray 3D combo pack with Blu-ray, DVD and Digital; a Blu-ray combo pack with DVD and Digital; and a standalone DVD release with a lone bonus featurette: Chase & Pollard: A Man of Means and A Man of Courage. »

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It's Not Too Late to Get Obsessed With BBC America's London Spy

28 January 2016 2:21 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Here’s who absolutely must watch (or DVR) Episode 2 of London Spy (airing tonight at 10/9c on BBC America) — right after On-Demanding Episode 1:

* Anyone who’s ever been single, met a total stranger and almost immediately wondered, “Could this be the one?”

* Anyone who fancies a psychological thriller packed with “I didn’t see that coming!” twists

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* Fans of tragic gay love stories, British accents and the wonderful world of espionage

* People who fundamentally understand there is no such thing as too much good television

RelatedCable/Streaming »

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Don't Have a James Bond Budget for Your Spy Story? Tell A Tale Like 'London Spy'

27 January 2016 9:05 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fans of the latest iteration of James Bond who tune into BBC America's newest miniseries will find themselves watching something very different. Sure, both projects feature the magnetic Ben Whishaw, but "London Spy" puts Bond's current Quartermaster right in the action... Well, so to speak. Also featuring Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling, "London Spy" revolves around Danny (Whishaw), a young man whose chance encounter with a handsome stranger on the street leads to a poetic love affair — with a tragic end. To find out what happened to his lover, Danny tries to delve into the world of British intelligence, but it's not a world that's high on handing out answers. Sex, death and spies all get brought together in the beautiful yet melancholy miniseries created by novelist and writer Tom Rob Smith, who was at the TCA Winter Press Tour this month to sit down with Indiewire and dig »

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Don't Have a James Bond Budget for Your Spy Story? Tell A Tale Like 'London Spy'

27 January 2016 9:05 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Fans of the latest iteration of James Bond who tune into BBC America's newest miniseries will find themselves watching something very different. Sure, both projects feature the magnetic Ben Whishaw, but "London Spy" puts Bond's current Quartermaster right in the action... Well, so to speak. Also featuring Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling, "London Spy" revolves around Danny (Whishaw), a young man whose chance encounter with a handsome stranger on the street leads to a poetic love affair — with a tragic end. To find out what happened to his lover, Danny tries to delve into the world of British intelligence, but it's not a world that's high on handing out answers. Sex, death and spies all get brought together in the beautiful yet melancholy miniseries created by novelist and writer Tom Rob Smith, who was at the TCA Winter Press Tour this month to sit down with Indiewire and dig »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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James Bond 007: revisiting Spectre

24 January 2016 6:14 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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We complete our series looking back at the James Bond movies, with a detailed look at Spectre, starring Daniel Craig...

This article contains big spoilers for Spectre and Star Trek Into Darkness.

Daniel Craig’s fourth or Roger Moore’s eighth? The former of course but you get the point. The almost-realistic stylings of early Craig have given way to the full blown pantomime excess of mid-Moore (or late Connery, in fairness). Desert lairs, endless car chases, free-wheelin’ helicopters and indestructible airplanes are all very much back in vogue. The result is a largely enjoyable, extremely silly film which attempts to tie previous Craig outings together at the expense of consistency and logic. There isn’t a plot: more a succession of scenes stitched together. And it still can’t manage a decent finale! Fun but ultimately frivolous. Now who does that remind me of?

The Villain: It’s Blofeld! »

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London Spy Series Premiere Recap: What’s in a Name?

21 January 2016 8:19 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

London Spy is a pretty banal title, yet it's difficult to think of a more appropriate name for this series, which relentlessly avoids easy categorization. It's a love story — one gay enough to give a Daily Mail critic apoplexy — and a spy story, and an urban-alienation story. It's delivered in an oblique tone that always threatens to tip into the portentous, but somehow holds together through sheer atmosphere. After watching the first episode, it's still tough to know what we just went through.The opener, once we get through some necessary throat-clearing, is intriguing enough to make it worth the puzzle. And of course, London Spy benefits enormously from having Ben Whishaw — an actor who almost casually makes everything he's in better — at its center. When the first episode begins, Whishaw's Danny is entering a club while "I Feel Love" plays in his ears. He's got the »

- Jack Mirkinson

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An unlikely romance collides with espionage in BBC America’s “London Spy”

20 January 2016 1:32 PM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

On Thursday, Jan. 21, at 10pm Et/Pt, BBC America premieres the new five-part mystery series London Spy, from author Tom Rob Smith. In this series, brilliant investment banker Alex (Edward Holcroft) has an unlikely romance with hard-partying, youthful bon vivant Danny (Ben Whishaw). Just as their relationship deepens, Alex is found dead under suspicious circumstances, and his real identity is uncovered to be that of a code-breaking spy working for MI6. With a desire to find out the truth about Alex’s identity and his death, Danny begins following the trail into the dark world of espionage. In over his head, Danny … Continue reading →

The post An unlikely romance collides with espionage in BBC America’s “London Spy” appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Ryan Berenz

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The Many Seductions of 'London Spy'

19 January 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The scene that caused a minor furor when "London Spy" (BBC America) debuted in Britain comes 26 minutes into the series premiere, but by that point its first seduction is already long complete. In fact, the knot of limbs in which Danny (the brilliant Ben Whishaw) and Alex (Edward Holcroft) consummate their unlikely attraction is all the more beguiling for being held, for a time, at arm's length: by a chance encounter, a quiet breakfast, a day spent along the shore. Sex is integral to "London Spy," created and written by the novelist Tom Rob Smith and directed by Jakob Verbruggen ("The Fall"), only in the sense that our most intimate acts necessarily intersect with the wider world—even, or perhaps especially, when we wish to keep them secret. Read More: "BBC Crime Drama 'The Fall' Returns to Netflix, Better (and Darker) Than Ever" With a color scheme reminiscent of Tomas Alfredson »

- Matt Brennan

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The Many Seductions of 'London Spy'

19 January 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The scene that caused a minor furor when "London Spy" (BBC America) debuted in Britain comes 26 minutes into the series premiere, but by that point its first seduction is already long complete. In fact, the knot of limbs in which Danny (the brilliant Ben Whishaw) and Alex (Edward Holcroft) consummate their unlikely attraction is all the more beguiling for being held, for a time, at arm's length: by a chance encounter, a quiet breakfast, a day spent along the shore. Sex is integral to "London Spy," created and written by the novelist Tom Rob Smith and directed by Jakob Verbruggen ("The Fall"), only in the sense that our most intimate acts necessarily intersect with the wider world—even, or perhaps especially, when we wish to keep them secret. Read More: "BBC Crime Drama 'The Fall' Returns to Netflix, Better (and Darker) Than Ever" With a color scheme reminiscent of Tomas Alfredson »

- Matt Brennan

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What's New on TV, Netflix Streaming, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: January 18-24

18 January 2016 1:15 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Straight Outta Compton" Yeah, the Oscars snubbed it for major awards, but who cares what the "Academy" thinks? Bye, Felicia! Critics and audiences loved this bio-drama about the creation of N.W.A., and it's available on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand January 19. The Blu-ray (and Digital HD, which is already out) includes the Unrated Director's Cut, with 20 additional minutes of the film. Bonus features exclusive to Blu-ray include deleted scenes, feature commentary with director/producer F. Gary Gray, and several behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of the film.

"Everest"

"Everest," which documents two different expeditions challenged by one of the fiercest snowstorms encountered by man, is out on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand January 19. The film's all-star cast includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley, »

- Gina Carbone

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TV Review: ‘London Spy’

18 January 2016 9:30 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

U.K. writers regularly churn out well-wrought drama series with top-notch casts, and “London Spy” has all the usual things going for it — smart writing, evocative use of locations, an atmosphere of yearning, erudite suspense. And yet there is something singular about this terrific program, a spare, off-kilter intensity that sets it apart from its peers.

The series is lean, enigmatic and not that interested in linear storytelling; it’s a sensitive exploration of emotional truth and of the complexities behind elaborate performances of identity. It’s elliptical and indirect at times — and sometimes a little too enigmatic — but its narrative drive is strengthened by a percolating anger at injustice, fear-mongering and prejudice. This haunting drama becomes more captivating over the course of its five installments, thanks in large part to sensational performances from Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling.

London Spy” could have gone terribly wrong, given the »

- Maureen Ryan

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The Danish Girl movie review: sometimes it’s hard to be a woman

13 January 2016 11:30 AM, PST | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Safe, conventional, and not particularly sympathetic to women, cis or trans. Mistakes the external signifiers of femininity with actually being a woman. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Lili Elbe was a transgender pioneer. She lived openly as a woman, even though she was born in a man’s body, in 1920s Europe at a time when such a thing was seen as perverted or actually clinically insane; she wrote the memoir Man Into Woman about her transition; and she was one of the first people to receive sex-reassignment surgery, which was then highly experimental; complications from it killed her in 1931. She’s an important person to be telling stories about, especially today, as we are starting to be more aware of the trials transgender people face, both publicly and personally, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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London Spy: BBC wants second series, creator sceptical

11 January 2016 12:59 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The BBC has asked London Spy creator Tom Rob Smith for more episodes, but he’s not sure we need them…

This article contains vague spoilers for London Spy series 1.

It’s rare that you hear about a TV writer/series creator not wanting a second series, but that’s exactly what seems to be happening with London Spy’s Tom Rob Smith.

“The BBC have asked [for a second series] and my instinct is that it probably shouldn’t continue,” he told The Guardian. “If you’ve lost the two central relationships, who would you be spinning Danny through? I preferred Charlotte and Ben going head to head, I don’t know whether they’d have the same spark as friends.”

“I don’t have any desire to explore the real-world spy consequences of what was going on,” Mr Smith continued. “It was a relationship drama refracted through the prism of the spy genre. »

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Spectre Stalks Home VIdeo with February 9 Release

9 January 2016 9:22 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Los Angeles, CA (January 5, 2016) –The 24th James Bond adventure Spectre, from Albert R. Broccoli’s Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, will be available to own on Digital HD™ January 22, and  on Blu-ray™ & DVD February 9 it was announced today by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Taking in more than $850 million (Usd) worldwide, Spectre dominated the worldwide box-office making it one of the most successful Bond movies ever, shattering records in nearly every market it was released, led by a historic performance in the UK.  The latest installment from one of the longest-running film franchises in history gives fans never-before shared insight into the complexities that made James Bond the man he is today.

In Spectre, a cryptic message from the past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful »

- Robert Greenberger

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Goddard Offers "Robopocalypse" Film Update

6 January 2016 3:42 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Two years ago came word that the Steven Spielberg-directed adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson's "Robopocalypse" was indefinitely postponed by DreamWorks and the director due to sript and budgetary issues. At the time, Spielberg didn't feel the project was ready to go.

Now, screenwriter Drew Goddard ("The Martian," "Marvel's Daredevil") has spoken with Creative Screenwriting about his time on the film and says the experience was a positive one and suggests one day the film could still happen:

"It's always positive. You know going in with screenwriting that it's a volatile business and you have to take the long view rather than the short view. There are so many times when projects don't go at a certain release date but find a better home later. It's all about timing. You never want a movie to get made when it's the wrong time, and these things have a way of working themselves out. »

- Garth Franklin

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