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Blake Lively Injury Halts Production on New Movie

Blake Lively Injury Halts Production on New Movie
Paramount Pictures confirmed earlier today that production has been suspended on their new film The Rhythm Section, after star Blake Lively injured her hand on the set. While there is no indication as to when production will resume, the statement from Paramount seemed to indicate that it will not be a lengthy production shut-down. Here's the full statement from Paramount Pictures below, although it doesn't offer any specifics about Blake Lively's injury.

"Paramount, Global Road (formerly known as Im Global) and producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today confirmed that filming has been temporarily suspended on The Rhythm Section as Blake Lively sustained an injury to her hand while filming an action sequence. Production will resume as soon as possible."

When production started last month, we reported that Ryan Reynolds trolled his wife Blake Lively for her frumpy outfit on the set of The Rhythm Section, but we
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International Newswire: James Corden to Be Honored at Rose d’Or Awards

International Newswire: James Corden to Be Honored at Rose d’Or Awards
In the International Newswire today, James Corden is set to be honored by the Rose d’Or Awards; international critics crown Aki Kaurismäki’s latest film as the year’s best movie; and Daniel Mays, Emilia Jones and Bella Ramsey join acclaimed photographer Tom Beard’s feature debut ‘Two for Joy.’

James Corden, host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show,” will be named Entertainer of the Year at the 56th Rose d’Or Awards ceremony in Berlin on Sept. 19. The inaugural award recognizes “the contribution to the world of entertainment of one talented individual over the past 12 months,” according to the European Broadcasting Union (Ebu), which presents the prize.

The Ebu added that Corden, who has hosted “The Late Late Show” since 2015, “has made a huge global impact with his ‘Carpool Karaoke’ feature, helping ‘The Late Late Show’ YouTube channel to reach over a billion views.” The segment sees famous musical guests joining Corden in his car
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International Newswire: James Corden to Be Honored at Rose d’Or Awards

International Newswire: James Corden to Be Honored at Rose d’Or Awards
In the International Newswire today, James Corden is set to be honored by the Rose d’Or Awards; international critics crown Aki Kaurismäki’s latest film as the year’s best movie; and Daniel Mays, Emilia Jones and Bella Ramsey join acclaimed photographer Tom Beard’s feature debut ‘Two for Joy.’

James Corden, host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show,” will be named Entertainer of the Year at the 56th Rose d’Or Awards ceremony in Berlin on Sept. 19. The inaugural award recognizes “the contribution to the world of entertainment of one talented individual over the past 12 months,” according to the European Broadcasting Union (Ebu), which presents the prize.

The Ebu added that Corden, who has hosted “The Late Late Show” since 2015, “has made a huge global impact with his ‘Carpool Karaoke’ feature, helping ‘The Late Late Show’ YouTube channel to reach over a billion views.” The segment sees famous musical guests joining Corden in his car
See full article at Variety - TV News »

Guerrilla: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on Showtime?

Vulture WatchWhat will become of Jas and Marcus? Has the Guerrilla TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Showtime? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Guerrilla season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?A love story on the Showtime premium cable channel, Guerrilla stars Freida Pinto, Babou Ceesay, Idris Elba, Rory Kinnear, Patrick Gibson, Nathaniel Martello-White, Daniel Mays, Denise Gough, Brandon Scott, Zawe Ashton, Bella Dayne, Wunmi Mosaku, and Nicholas Pinnock. The political drama takes place in racially charged 1970s London. It centers on Jas Mitra (Pinto) and Marcus Hill (Ceesay), a politically active couple and the rise of the British Black Panther movement. Read More…
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The Limehouse Golem movie review: riffing on the Ripper

MaryAnn’s quick take… Lush sensationalism and Dickensian social justice collide in 1880s London, and if there isn’t quite enough of either, it’s still a slice of satisfying gothic horror. 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)

Lush sensationalism and Dickensian social justice collide in The Limehouse Golem, and somehow even though it doesn’t offer quite enough of either, it still ends up a slice of satisfying gothic horror. In 1880 London, in the poor titular East End district, a series of vicious murders rattles the city, killings so brutal that only a monster like the mythical Golem of Jewish lore could have committed them. (Limehouse was a heavily Jewish community at the time.) Scotland Yard’s Detective Inspector John Kildare is on the case, reluctantly: he
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‘The Limehouse Golem’ Review

Review by Matthew Turner

Stars: Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Douglas Booth, Daniel Mays, Sam Reid, Maria Valverde, Henry Goodman, Eddie Marsan | Written by Jane Goldman | Directed by Juan Carlos Medina

If you know your mythical creatures, the title (and, indeed, the IMDb synopsis) of this period horror movie might give you unreasonable expectations for its content. However, instead of the monster from Jewish folklore, the Limehouse Golem here is essentially a nick-name for a (fictional) Jack the Ripper-like slasher terrorising the East End of Victorian London.

Directed by Juan Carlos Medina (his English language debut after 2012′s Painless) and adapted from a 1994 novel by Peter Ackroyd (Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem), The Limehouse Golem opens with former music hall star Elizabeth “Little Lizzie” Cree (Bates Motel’s Olivia Cooke) being arrested for the murder of her husband, failed journalist John Cree (Sam Reid). That brings her to the attention
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Movie Review – The Limehouse Golem (2017)

The Limehouse Golem, 2017.

Directed by Juan Carlos Medina.

Starring Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Douglas Booth, Eddie Marsan, Daniel Mays, and Sam Reid.

Synopsis:

A series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times – the mythical so-called Golem – must be responsible.

Karl Marx being a suspect in a series of grizzly, oft-fetishistic murders is but a passing fancy in Juan Carlos Medina’s rollicking The Limehouse Golem. Other passing fancies include a bald, tattooed Eddie Marsan beckoning to be sexually humiliated whilst heartthrob Douglas Booth dressed to the nines, covered in makeup sings a vaudeville ditty. It’s fantastically camp and brazenly silly, a grandiose burlesque show dripping in human innards and spliced skin.

Bill Nighy is John Kildare, a veteran detective tasked with tracking and taking down the “Limehouse Golem,” a serial killer known for his grizzly murders.
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‘The Limehouse Golum’ Review: Dir. Juan Carlos Medina (2017)

The Limehouse Golum review: Jane Goldman adapts Peter Ackroyd’s novel about the serial killer who terrorised Victorian London before Jack The Ripper.

The Limehouse Golum review, Luke Ryan Baldock.

The Limehouse Golem proudly declares upon its promotional material that ‘Before The Ripper. Fear Has Another Name.’ Quite an intriguing boast, or at least it would be, if the tale in Juan Carlos Medina’s second feature, based on the novel by Peter Ackroyd, were actually based on a true story. It’s just odd to make a claim in relation to an actual piece of history. That’s not to say that the delicately crafted chiller is a stranger to bending truth and perception.

The very idea sees characters recount stories that begin to form a tapestry around a series of murders, which may or may not have come to an end after Lizzie Cree (Olivia Cooke) reportedly poisons
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Good Omens: first look at Jon Hamm as Archangel Gabriel

Kirsten Howard Michael Ahr Dec 1, 2017

Clap your eyes on a newly-released pic of Mad Men star Jon Hamm in the TV adaptation of Good Omens...

The adaptation of Good Omens, a collaborative novel written by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, is heading to the small screen at a brisk pace.

See related House of Cards season 5 review

We've now got our first look at Mad Men's Jon Hamm as the Archangel Gabriel in the upcoming series...

“Gabriel is the leader of the angels, and the most stylish and impeccably dressed of all of them, so we chose an immaculately tailored suit that Jon Hamm wears to perfection, in light colours, along with lilac accessories to bring out Gabriel's unnerving violet eyes,” remarked costume designer Claire Anderson.

He looks spiffing!

More as we have it.

Good Omens release date

Six episodes of Good Omens are now eyeing a 2019 premiere, first
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Against the Law review – when being gay was a crime

This one-off brilliantly melds drama and documentary to tell the story of the only openly gay man to testify before the Wolfenden Committee in 1955, as well as capturing the fear and shame that once surrounded homosexuality

“I shouldn’t be here. This shouldn’t be happening to me,” rages Peter Wildeblood (Daniel Mays), as a prison doctor (Mark Gatiss) takes him through the treatment options to “cure” him of his homosexuality. He can either be electrocuted while fantasising about sex with men, or he can receive injections to make him vomit and defecate on himself. He will sit, soiled, for three days, untouched and unhelped. As a dramatic sequence, it is shocking, but backed up by real-life testimonies as it is here, it is devastating.

Against the Law (BBC2) sees film-maker Fergus O’Brien tell the story of Wildeblood, the only openly gay man to testify before the Wolfenden Committee in 1955. Two years later,
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Against The Law review

Catherine Pearson Jul 26, 2017

Here's our review of BBC Two's heart-breaking gay rights film Against The Law, an essential watch starring Daniel Mays...

This review contains spoilers.

See related The Wall review Edge Of Tomorrow and the future of stand-alone sci-fi The Bourne Identity: the battle to make the first film

Director Fergus O’Brien combines drama and real-life testimonies in this superbly performed and deeply moving one-off drama that will make your blood boil.

Against The Law is one of the many dramas to come out (if you’ll pardon the pun) of the BBC’s ‘Gay Britannia’ season, a collection of programmes that mark the Fiftieth anniversary of Sexual Offences Act of 1967, the first legislative step towards the complete legalisation of homosexuality in the United Kingdom. The drama tells the true story of Peter Wildeblood, a journalist who found himself imprisoned for ‘buggery’ alongside friends Lord Montagu
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Wednesday’s best TV: Against the Law, A Prescription for Murder?

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A terrific dramatisation of Peter Wildeblood’s 1954 imprisonment for homosexuality. Plus: did depression medication cause James Holme’s gun attack on a cinema?

Splendid dramatisation of 1954’s so-called Wildeblood scandal: the imprisonment of the journalist Peter Wildeblood, along with Lord Montagu and Michael Pitt-Rivers, on charges of homosexuality. Against the Law was the book Wildeblood subsequently wrote about his experiences. Daniel Mays is terrific as Wildeblood and additional testimony from gay men who lived through the period reminds that it wasn’t as long ago as we might prefer to think. Andrew Mueller

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Guerrilla: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on Showtime?

Vulture WatchWhat will become of Jas and Marcus? Has the Guerrilla TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Showtime? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Guerrilla season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?A love story on the Showtime premium cable channel, Guerrilla stars Freida Pinto, Babou Ceesay, Idris Elba, Rory Kinnear, Patrick Gibson, Nathaniel Martello-White, Daniel Mays, Denise Gough, Brandon Scott, Zawe Ashton, Bella Dayne, Wunmi Mosaku, and Nicholas Pinnock. The political drama takes place in racially charged 1970s London. It centers on Jas Mitra (Pinto) and Marcus Hill (Ceesay), a politically active couple and the rise of the British Black Panther movement. Read More…
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Film Acquisition Rundown: Mubi Buys Philippe Garrel’s ‘Lover for a Day,’ FilmRise Picks Up ‘Women Who Kill’ and More

Film Acquisition Rundown: Mubi Buys Philippe Garrel’s ‘Lover for a Day,’ FilmRise Picks Up ‘Women Who Kill’ and More
Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

– Mubi has acquired the U.S., U.K. and Ireland rights to Philippe Garrel’s “Lover for a Day” (“L’Amant d’un jour”), which premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival and won the Sacd prize from the French Writers and Directors Guild, shared with Claire Denis’ “Let the Sunshine In.”
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Rlj Entertainment Picks Up Us Rights to The Limehouse Golem, Starring Bill Nighy & Olivia Cooke

If you're already having Bates Motel withdrawals and you're going to miss Olivia Cooke's performance as Emma, Rlj Entertainment might have just the cure for what ails you, as they've just acquired the Us rights to The Limehouse Golem, a new serial killer thriller set in London and starring Cooke alongside Bill Nighy.

Keep an eye out for The Limehouse Golem in theaters and on VOD beginning September 8th, and check out the official press release with full details on the film:

Press Release: Los Angeles, June 1, 2017 – Rlj Entertainment (Nasdaq: Rlje) has acquired U.S. rights to the thriller The Limehouse Golem. Based on the novel “Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem” by Peter Ackroyd, the film was written by the acclaimed writer Jane Goldman (Kingsmen, The Woman in Black), directed by Juan Carlos Medina (Painless) and produced by Stephen Woolley (Their Finest, Interview with a Vampire), Joanna Laurie
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Bill Nighy Thriller ‘Limehouse Golem’ Gets Release Date From RLJ Entertainment

Bill Nighy Thriller ‘Limehouse Golem’ Gets Release Date From RLJ Entertainment
RLJ Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Bill Nighy’s thriller “The Limehouse Golem” and set a Sept. 8 release date in theaters and on demand.

The story is set in Victorian London as the city is gripped with fear as a serial killer – dubbed The Limehouse Golem – is on the loose and leaving cryptic messages written in his victim’s blood.

Nighy plays a Scotland Yard detective with a troubled past and a sneaking suspicion he’s being set up to fail when he’s assigned the case. He’s faced with a long list of suspects, including music hall star Dan Leno (Douglas Booth) and must get help from a witness who has legal troubles of her own (Olivia Cooke), so he can stop the murders and bring the killer to justice.

Juan Carlos Medina directed the film from a script by Jane Goldman, based on the novel
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Rlj Entertainment acquires 'The Limehouse Golem'

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Rlj Entertainment acquires 'The Limehouse Golem'
Bill Nighy, rising star Olivia Cooke lead thriller cast. HanWay Films handles international sales.

Rlj Entertainment has acquired Us rights to thriller The Limehouse Golem, which premiered in Toronto last autumn.

Juan Carlos Medina directed from Jane Goldman’s adaptation of the Peter Ackroyd novel Dan Leno And The Limehouse Golem.

Stephen Woolley, Joanna Laurie and Elizabeth Karlsen produced the serial killer thriller, which takes place in 1880s London as a music hall comedienne is suspected of murdering her husband.

Douglas Booth, Daniel Mays and Eddie Marsan round out the key cast.

The distributor has scheduled a September 8 day-and-date threatrical and VOD release for The Limehouse Golem.

Rlj Entertainment chief acquisitions officer Mark Ward and Jess De Leo negotiated the deal with Wme Global on behalf of the filmmakers.

HanWay Films handles international sales.
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First look at Rob Brydon in comedy 'Swimming With Men'

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First look at Rob Brydon in comedy 'Swimming With Men'
Exclusive: Oliver Parker is directing the synchronised swimming comedy.

Screen can reveal the first look at Dad’s Army director Oliver Parker’s comedy Swimming With Men, produced by Stewart le Maréchal and Anna Mohr-Pietsch (The Infidel) of Met Film and Maggie Monteith of Dignity Film Finance (Brotherhood), in association with Amp Film.

Aschlin Ditta wrote the screenplay.

Exec producers include Paul Webster (Atonement) and Guy Heeley (Locke) of Shoebox Films and Al Morrow (Sour Grapes) and Jonny Persey (Little Ashes) of Met Film. Umedia are also on board as co-producers and financiers

The picture depicts (from left) Thomas Turgoose (This is England), Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), Daniel Mays (Rogue One), Adeel Akhtar (The Night Manager), Rob Brydon (The Trip) and Rupert Graves (Sherlock).

Also starring are Charlotte Riley (Edge Of Tomorrow) and Jane Horrocks (Little Voice).

HanWay handles sales on the movie, currently in production, about a man (Brydon) who finds new meaning in his life
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Full list of winners from BAFTA’s 2017 British Academy Television Awards

The Crown may have led the nominations going in to BAFTA’s 2017 British Academy Television Awards, but the Netflix series ended the night empty handed, losing out on Best Drama Series to Happy Valley, which also saw Sarah Lancashire named Best Leading Actress.

Damilola, Our Loved Boy also picked up two awards in Best Single Drama and Best Supporting Actress (Wunmi Mosaku), while Adeel Akhtar (Murdered by My Father) and Tom Hollander (The Night Manager) were named Best Leading Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively.

Check out a full list of winners here…

Leading actor

Adeel AkhtarMurdered By My Father (BBC3)

Babou Ceesay – Damilola, Our Loved Boy (BBC1)

Benedict CumberbatchThe Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses (BBC2)

Robbie ColtraneNational Treasure (Channel 4)

Leading actress

Claire FoyThe Crown (Netflix)

Jodie ComerThirteen (BBC3)

Nikki Amuka-BirdNw (BBC1)

Sarah LancashireHappy Valley (BBC1)

Supporting actor

Daniel Mays
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‘The Crown’ Loses Out at BAFTA TV Awards; ‘Happy Valley’ Scores

‘The Crown’ Loses Out at BAFTA TV Awards; ‘Happy Valley’ Scores
Netflix’s “The Crown” lost out in all the categories it was nominated in at BAFTA’s British Academy Television Awards, which were handed out Sunday night. The Netflix show had gone into the night a favorite after scoring five nominations in four categories, the most nominations of any show this year.

The Crown” lost out to BBC crime drama “Happy Valley” in best drama category, while Claire Foy was beaten by “Happy Valley” star Sarah Lancashire in the leading actress category. John Lithgow, Jared Harris and Vanessa Kirby all lost out in supporting categories.

Foy came away empty-handed for a second consecutive year in the leading actress category, having been nominated last year for “Wolf Hall” but losing to “Doctor Foster’s” Suranne Jones. In her acceptance speech, Lancashire acknowledged Foy, a Golden Globe winner for her role as a young Queen Elizabeth II, saying: “Claire Foy, you’ve given me my best 10 hours under a
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