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Nick Cave - 20,000 Days on Earth

13 September 2014 5:10 AM, PDT | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

"I wake, I write, I eat, I write, I watch TV..." so says rock icon Nick Cave in his opening narration voiceover. And in doing so lays out the template of this exceptional documentary. Of course, if you know the artist Cave, you will know that his life isn't quite that simple. And while the film plays like a day in the life of Nick, from the opening scene of him waking up in bed next to his wife Susie to final crescendo of an evening performance of an absolutely riveting live version of "Higgs Boson Blues" from his last album, it is everything in between that really explores and exposes the artist as a work in progress.

Directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard started out filming what was supposed to be an Epk for Nick's latest album Push The Sky Away but ended up with this truly revelatory film. »

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BAFTA to host Ray Winstone event

3 September 2014 7:44 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

British star of Sexy Beast and Noah to talk on stage about his screen career.

British tough-guy actor Ray Winstone is to discuss his craft and career at a BAFTA A Life In Pictures event on Oct 5. The event will take place at BAFTA’s headquarters in London’s Piccadilly.

Winstone’s association with BAFTA goes back to 1980 when he was nominated for Most Promising Newcomer for one of his earliest roles in drama That Summer!.

The actor first made an impact in 1977 playing a young offender in the controversial television drama Scum. He went on to star in British cult classics Quadrophenia, Nil By Mouth (for which he received his second BAFTA nomination), The War Zone and Sexy Beast.

The past decade has seen Winstone star in Hollywood blockbusters including The Departed, Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, Beowolf and more recently Darren Aronofsky’s Noah.

His TV work has included BAFTA-winning Great Expectations, Emmy-winning Henry VIII »

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King Arthur

1 September 2014 6:38 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

It's a knight to remember as Clive Owen heads the round table in Antoine 'Training Day' Fuqua's rousing reinvention of the legend of King Arthur. Ray Winstone, Ioan Gruffudd and Hugh Dancy assist their liege while Keira Knightley's woad-daubed Guinevere fights by his side like the love child of Lara Croft and Braveheart. Stephen Dillane conjures up a good Merlin and the stunning battle on ice is a standout set-piece. »

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Films that contributed to a change in the law

28 August 2014 1:37 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From fizzy drink sizes to video nasties to employment law, we look at the films that had an impact on legislation as well as culture...

Some films appear in the cinema, entertain their audience, make their money, and then dutifully shuffle off into the mists of history, only to be wheeled out now and again on TV. But occasionally, one comes along that has a lasting impact, and every so often, a movie has at least some influence on an eventual change in the law.

Here, we're going to look at a few examples of that, as we examine a selection of films that have had an impact more lasting than how much they made at the box office...

Scum

Originally conceived as a BBC Play For Today, Alan Clarke's Scum was pulled by the corporation from its broadcast schedules. Undeterred, Clarke and writer Roy Minton reworked it as a film, »

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Casting: O'Connell, Carell, McTavish, Reno

26 August 2014 10:33 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Untitled Robert the Bruce Project

"Starred Up" director David Mackenzie is reportedly keen on reuniting with that film's star Jack O'Connell for an upcoming and very gritty film about medieval Scottish king Robert the Bruce which he's working on.

Mackenzie says: "I’m trying to get Jack involved in that.  And I can’t say that’s official, but Jack and I have been in discussion on that.  But not as the Robert the Bruce character, as a secondary character, but a very, very sort of close second." [Source: Collider]

Freeheld

Steve Carell is set to replace Zach Galifianakis in Peter Sollett's "Freeheld," a narrative film adaptation of the 2007 documentary about two women who fought for an amendment to the Domestic Partnership Act which grants pension benefits to domestic partners of all New Jersey public employees.

Julianne Moore and Ellen Page star in the project. Galifianakis has dropped out due to scheduling conflicts, »

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Jean Reno to star in Sweeney remake

26 August 2014 2:53 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

French star takes on Ray Winstone role in Paris-set remake, The Squad.

France’s Snd and Capture [The Flag] Films are joining forces with the UK’s Vertigo Films on The Squad, an upcoming Paris-set remake of The Sweeney.

The feature, to be directed by Benjamin Rocher, is due to shoot in Paris this October with French star Jean Reno in the lead role of Buren, a tough, old-time Paris police cop who does not play by the rules.

“Director Benjamin Rocher and producers Snd and Capture [The Flag] Films have an incredible vision for this action packed movie set on the streets of Paris,” said Vertigo Films co-founder James Richardson.

“We are tremendously excited to be turning The Sweeney into this brilliant French version with the privilege of being able to work with one of our favorite actors, Jean Reno.

The film is a remake of British director Nick Love’s 2012 feature The Sweeney, starring [link=nm »

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Jean Reno to star Sweeney remake

26 August 2014 2:53 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

French star takes on Ray Winstone role in Paris-set remake, The Squad.

France’s Snd and Capture [The Flag] Films are joining forces with the UK’s Vertigo Films on The Squad, an upcoming Paris-set remake of The Sweeney.

The feature, to be directed by Benjamin Rocher, is due to shoot in Paris this October with French star Jean Reno in the lead role of Buren, a tough, old-time Paris police cop who does not play by the rules.

“Director Benjamin Rocher and producers Snd and Capture [The Flag] Films have an incredible vision for this action packed movie set on the streets of Paris,” said Vertigo Films co-founder James Richardson.

“We are tremendously excited to be turning The Sweeney into this brilliant French version with the privilege of being able to work with one of our favorite actors, Jean Reno.

The film is a remake of British director Nick Love’s 2012 feature The Sweeney, starring [link=nm »

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Secrets From the Asylum review: the celebrities have taken over in this po-faced view of history

20 August 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

What do Ray Winstone, Claire Sweeney and Al Murray have in common? They all get in the way of some interesting stories about Victorian lunatic asylums

Secrets From the Asylum (ITV) is a very odd programme. It is clearly a cousin to Secrets From the Clink, which I haven't seen, but if you have, you'll get the idea. Secrets From the Clink was like Who Do You Think You Are? but with added incarceration. Secrets From the Asylum is like Secrets From the Clink, but with lunatic asylums.

A strange crop of celebrities has been harvested for this investigation: Ray Winstone, Claire Sweeney, Al Murray the Pub Landlord. Christopher Biggins and Lesley Joseph join next week. Their only unifying feature, apart from fame, is that they each have an ancestor who was once in a lunatic asylum. Did you know Murray was related to Thackeray, whose wife was in a lunatic asylum? »

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Exclusive: New Pics From Nick Cave Docudrama '20,000 Days On Earth'

20 August 2014 8:35 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Nick Cave is a musician, author, screenwriter and film composer, but he's also Nick Cave.  Legend and fact often overlap with respect to the details of his life and work, and that's just the way he likes it. This is why the upcoming docudrama "20,000 Days On Earth" is a suitable project for the australian auteur. Directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, and featuring Ray Winstone, Kylie Minogue, Blixa Bargeld and Warren Ellis, the movie follows an often fictionalized Cave over the course of 24 hours, examining his creative process and persona. Here's the official synopsis: 20,000 Days On Earth is an inventive, lyrical ode to creativity and an intimate examination of the artistic process of musician and cultural icon Nick Cave. In their debut feature directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard fuse drama and documentary, weaving a staged day in Cave’s life with never-before-seen verité observation of his creative cycle. »

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Warner Bros. Slots American Sniper, Moves Point Break And The Man From U.N.C.L.E

13 August 2014 6:41 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Last week, Warner Bros. dropped a massive bombshell by scheduling nine new DC Comics films in addition to two Lego Movie follow-ups and two ‘WB Event Films’ which may or may not be Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequels. And though this week’s crop of release date announcements isn’t anywhere near as earthshaking, there are still some exciting projects that we now know when to mark our calendars for.

First up, the Clint Eastwood-directed American Sniper has been set for a limited bow on December 25th, 2014, suggesting that the studio believes in the drama’s Oscar chances. It stars Bradley Cooper as decorated marksman Chris Kyle, whose memoir American Sniper: The Autobiography Of The Most Lethal Sniper In U.S. Military History was adapted by Jason Dean Hall (Paranoia). The film will follow that limited release by going wide on January 16th next year. »

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Where time begins, where space ends by Anne-Katrin Titze

6 August 2014 12:44 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

20,000 Days on Earth directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard on Nick Cave with Blixa Bargeld, Kylie Minogue, Warren Ellis and Ray Winstone: "They were all people we thought would draw out a different side of Nick." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

20,000 Days On Earth loosely intertwines Nick Cave with music collaborators Kylie Minogue, Warren Ellis and Blixa Bargeld, submerging us into his unholy earthiness. Ray Winstone, Captain Stanley in John Hillcoat's The Proposition, written by Cave with an Ellis/Cave score, joins the cast of witnesses.

Speaking with Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth in New York, we discussed the importance of Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, Nicolas Roeg's The Man Who Fell To Earth, Michel Gondry-like eels, the genesis of the project in an open Cave notebook and the fateful day of recording Push The Sky Away.

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DVD Review: 'Starred Up'

4 August 2014 6:11 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆The young male inmate rallying against the system is hardly untapped territory in film, but with Starred Up (2013) writer Jonathan Asser and director David Mackenzie have succeeded in putting a fresh spin on that schema, bolstered further by a powerhouse performance from Skins graduate Jack O'Connell. It's no surprise that the likes of Tom Hardy (Bronson) and Ray Winstone (Scum) have used the sub-genre in the past as means of launching their big screen careers. It's the kind of milieu which seems primed to showcase an actor's abilities and O'Connell more than rises to the challenge here. For the first ten minutes our lead doesn't even utter a word, yet somehow completely commands the screen.

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Noah DVD Review

2 August 2014 4:38 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Winstone, Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Douglas Booth

Certificate: 12A

Running Time: 138 Minutes

It’s a good job, really, that those behind Noah opted to include a disclaimer that basically said the film was not an exact adaptation of the biblical story – more an ‘inspired by’ kind of adaptation. The story of the man who was charged with building an ark in order to preserve the many different species on planet Earth is one of the better known of the biblical tales and yet in this version there is little to recognise.

It takes a special kind of director to take an assembled cast of very talented actors and make them look incompetent and ridiculous. You can see them trying, really trying, but against the bizarre and distracting special effects and the cheesy, almost comedic dialogue, their attempts at a »

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20,000 Days On Earth Review

1 August 2014 7:28 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If you’re going to undertake a deep and bizarre character study, you can do a good deal worse than to hold the microscope over Nick Cave. A rock icon, wrapped in an enigma, wrapped in countless shiny pairs of leather shoes, Cave’s multi-faceted, endlessly fascinating career has spanned decades of music, books and films, leaving the former Birthday Party singer as one of the most universally beloved men in modern culture. He’s a true rock and roller: a gutter-voiced, greasy-haired troubadour of love and hate and everything in between. 20,000 Days on Earth is a fucking mess of a film, packed with strange insights, quasi-interviews and semi-nonsensical voice overs – so why do I find it so fascinating?

Part documentary, part semi-contrived drama, part creative explosion, 20,000 Days on Earth chronicles a day in Cave’s life, including recording sessions (“Can you tune the piano in the barn?”), childhood reminiscences »

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Competition: Win 'Noah' on Blu-ray *closed*

31 July 2014 2:28 PM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

Darren Aronofsky, the Academy Award-winning director behind Requiem for a Dream (2000) and Black Swan (2010), takes the helm of this epic re-telling of the biblical tale, Noah (2014). Academy Award winner Russell Crowe stars in the film inspired by the epic story of courage, sacrifice and hope. In addition, the supporting cast features such talents as Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Logan Lerman and Ray Winstone. To celebrate the home entertainment release of Aronofsky's bold take on a familiar tale, we have Five Blu-ray copies of Noah to give away. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

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Noah Blu-Ray Review

29 July 2014 9:20 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With Darren Aronofsky at the helm, Noah was always going to be a Biblically ambitious sight to behold, and a vividly strange one at that. Creative liberties are one thing, but did anyone expect the man behind Requiem For A Dream and The Fountain to adhere strictly to the Bible’s cut and dry storytelling? Aronofsky’s retelling of “Noah’s Ark” blends elements of Lord Of The Rings with God’s bleaker trials and tribulations, getting a wee bit darker than I remember Noah’s adventure, but stunning camerawork and artistic attention make use of massive color palates much like Andy Warhol might – but a Catholic school special, this is not. Either I zoned out when my Catholicism teacher detailed how gargantuan rock monsters helped Noah fight off an invading army of dissidents, or Aronofsky decided that religion needed a jolt of Hollywood magic.

Russell Crowe plays Noah, the »

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This Week In Home Entertainment: Noah, Twin Peaks And More

29 July 2014 7:40 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Noah Blu-ray Darren Aronofsky has proven throughout his career that he is capable of stunning visuals and unique storytelling. The director needed both when pursuing the massive movie project, Noah, a story about a biblical flood and thousand of creatures sheltered by one family during the darkest of times. Aronofsky mostly pulls it off, telling a compelling biblical tale with ties to nature, and even monsters of a sort. Noah isn.t the family-friendly story people only familiar with the title might expect. Early on, we are introduced to a young Noah, who witnesses the death of his father at the hands of a sinning man named Tubal-Cain (Ray Winstone). As a grown-up, Noah (Russell Crowe) strives to live by the more earthly tenets his father taught them, tenets he then teaches his own wife (Jennifer Connelly) and sons (Logan Lerman, Douglass Booth and Leo McHugh Carroll). He begins to »

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New on DVD/Blu-ray: The Spectacular 'Noah,' the Surprisingly Sweet 'The Other Woman' and More

29 July 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Noah - Paramount Pictures - Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD Director: Darren Aronofsky Cast: Russell CroweJennifer ConnellyRay Winstone,Anthony HopkinsEmma Watson. Full cast + crew Noah is a stunning piece of filmmaking. Of course, that's to be expected when it comes to a movie about the construction of a giant ark intended to survive an apocalyptic flood, but Darren Aronofsky pushes his movie far beyond your standard biblical epic and turns it into a transcendent, engrossing spectacle. Seriously, there are just some downright gob-smacking visuals in this movie, with many of them coming before the big flood even happens. But Noah is also a complex morality tale about the very nature of mankind and they way we often blind...

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Giveaway: Win a 'Noah' Poster Signed by the Cast

28 July 2014 2:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following a successful box office run where it took in over $350 million worldwide, Paramount is bringing Noah home on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on July 29. Russell Crowe stars as the title character, who sees a vision from God that prompts him to build a massive ark in preparation for a great flood.

To help celebrate this Blu-ray and DVD release, we have a special contest lined up, where one lucky grand prize winner will take home a Noah poster signed by cast members Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Connelly and Ray Winstone, along with a kit that includes a pen, a notebook, an umbrella, a candle and the Target exclusive Blu-ray. These prizes will be gone before you know it, so act fast for your chance to win.

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Noah poster signed by Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Connelly and »

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Contest: Win Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' On Blu-Ray

28 July 2014 9:06 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Washing into theatres this past spring, Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" was unlike any Bible story brought to the big screen in recent memory. Or perhaps ever. Moving away from the traditional Sunday School narrative you might remember, Aronofsky's vision was darker, but also deeply looked at the price of faith, spiritually and emotionally. And if you missed it or want to see it again, we've got a way to make that happen. But first, a recap: Aronofsky's film brings together Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Ray Winstone, and Douglas Booth in the tale that sees Noah tasked by God to build an ark before a flood comes to wipe out the inhabitants of Earth who have gone astray. But Noah will find his faith, survival and relationships challenged by the task, one that must see him reckon with the sin within his own family and himself. »

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