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Get Santa Trailer Lands

15 October 2014 8:26 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

After Arthur Christmas and now this, Jim Broadbent will have to be careful he doesn’t end up typecast as Santa Claus (coming in 2016: Mike Leigh’s Kitchen Sink Santa!). He seems happy to fill out the red suit and beard for Get Santa, though, and the trailer is now online. Looking for all the world like Miracle On 34th Street given a more cynical British twist, Get Santa is set a few days before Christmas and finds the jolly figure in a bit of a bind. See, Santa was test-driving his brand new sleigh when he crashed in London. Now the reindeer are wandering through the city and the man himself has ended up in a garden shed, where he’s discovered by 9 year-old Tom (Kit Connor).Being a helpful sort, Tom doesn’t immediately hold him for ransom and demand all the toys in the world, but »

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Watch Jim Broadbent as Father Christmas in Get Santa trailer

15 October 2014 6:58 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first trailer for Jim Broadbent's Get Santa has been released.

The actor plays Father Christmas in the festive film, which is written and directed by Christopher Smith.

Rafe Spall, Joanna Scanlan, Jodie Whittaker, Warwick Davis and Kit Connor also star in the film.

The film sees children around the world facing the prospect of no presents on Christmas Day when Santa is put in prison in London.

Broadbent recently joined the cast of the BBC's adaptation of The Go-Between, and will star alongside Vanessa Redgrave and Lesley Manville in the drama.

Meanwhile, he will also feature in the cast of Paddington. The film's world premiere will be held at Odeon Leicester Square on November 23, ahead of its UK release on November 28.

Get Santa will be released in UK cinemas on December 5. »

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Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release: What If (2013)

8 October 2014 1:25 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 25, 2014

Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99

Studio: Sony

Daniel Radcliffe (of Harry Potter fame, as if we need to tell you that) and Zoe Kazan (TV’s Bored to Death) star in the 2013 film What If, a romantic comedy about modern romance, friendship and everything in between.

Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan ponder What If....

The movie tells the story of medical school dropout Wallace (Radcliffe), who’s been repeatedly burned, by bad relationships. Then that he meets Chantry (Kazan), an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend Ben (Rafe Spall, Prometheus). Wallace and Chantry form an instant connection, striking up a close friendship.  Still, there is no denying the chemistry between them, leading the pair to wonder, “What If” the love of your life is actually your best friend?  Stay tuned…

Directed by Michael Dowse (Goon), What If co-stars Adam Driver (TV’s Girls) and Mackenzie Davis »

- Laurence

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TV News: Once, Mirror, Empire, Gotham, Who

29 September 2014 5:49 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Ratings

With the help of "Frozen" characters coming onboard, the fourth season premiere of ABC's fantasy drama "Once Upon a Time" hit a two year high with 9.3 million viewers and a 3.4 rating - up 30% in last year's Live+Same Day results.

The results weren't so pleasant for ABC's other shows - "Resurrection" fell from a 3.8 for its mid-season premiere to a 2.2 for its second season bow. The fourth season of "Revenge" similarly plummeted with a 1.4 rating - down from 2.4 for last season's premiere. [Source: The Live Feed]

Black Mirror

Jon Hamm ("Mad Men"), Rafe Spall ("Life of Pi") and Oona Chaplin ("Game of Thrones") are set to co-star in a 90-minute special of the anthology series "Black Mirror". It will be broadcast on Channel 4 in December.

Filming begins this week on three interweaved stories of "Yuletide techno-paranoia". Hamm's character appears in all three stories. [Source: Screen]

Empire

Naomi Campbell has jumped onboard Fox's hip-hop drama »

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Jon Hamm will appear in the 'Black Mirror' Christmas special

29 September 2014 9:19 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

A computer in the Sterling Cooper & Partners office created some surreal situations on Mad Men this past season, but Jon Hamm's not done with "techno-phobia." Hamm will star alongside Game of Thrones's Oona Chaplin and actor Rafe Spall in the upcoming Christmas special of the British anthology series Black Mirror, Channel 4 announced.  EW television critic Melissa Maerz called Black Mirror "the Twilight Zone of our time," and according to Channel 4, the 90-minute special will concern "three interwoven stories of Yuletide techno-paranoia." Hamm's character will be a figure within all three. "I am beyond thrilled to be »

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Jon Hamm Looks Into Black Mirror

29 September 2014 9:18 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

You might not expect the scathingly satirical and often disturbing techno-fear series Black Mirror to be a likely candidate for a Christmas special. But that’s exactly what Charlie Brooker and the team are planning for this festive season, and they’ve roped in Jon Hamm, Rafe Spall and Oona Chaplin to headline the cast.The new episode will be a 90-minute special featuring three interwoven stories that will all be linked by Hamm’s character, with a promise that the show will be weirder than ever. Sounds about right for Christmas…“I am beyond thrilled to be a part of the Black Mirror Christmas Special – I have been a massive fan of the show since its inception,” says Hamm in Channel 4’s press release. “Its dark humour and intelligent observation of our society and values hooked me deeply as a viewer and I'm honoured that Charlie and the »

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Jon Hamm, Rafe Spall and Oona Chaplin to star in Black Mirror Christmas special

29 September 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With production on Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror Christmas Special set to get underway this week, Channel 4 has announced that Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Rafe Spall (What If) and Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones) have all been cast in the feature-length episode.

“I am beyond thrilled to be a part of the Black Mirror Christmas Special,” states Hamm. “I have been a massive fan of the show since its inception. Its dark humour and intelligent observation of our society and values hooked me deeply as a viewer and I’m honoured that Charlie and the rest of the creative team have asked me to participate in wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas.”

The special episode of the anthology series will feature three interweaving stories of “Yuletide techno-paranoia”, and is set to air this Christmas on Channel 4.

Source: Screen Daily

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- Gary Collinson

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Marshall, Thykier Set Up Film and TV Production House Archery Pictures

29 September 2014 7:25 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Liza Marshall, former chief at Ridley Scott’s Scott Free London, has joined forces with Kris Thykier to set up film and television production company Archery Pictures.

Marshall will become joint managing director of the company with Thykier, who will shutter his company PeaPie Films, and move his staff and slate across to the new entity.

Key executives at Archery will include Pip Williams, senior development and production executive, and Mairi Bett, head of physical production.

Thykier, whose films have grossed over $325 million at the worldwide box-office, has two films in production: “Summer of ‘92,” directed by Kasper Barfoed, and “Adam Jones,” which he is executive producing for The Weinstein Company. Thykier is also in post-production on “Woman in Gold,” starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.

Thykier produced Stephen Daldry’s “Trash,” alongside Working Title, which will close the Rio Film Festival on Oct. 7. Further films Thykier has produced include David Frankel’s “One Chance, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Jon Hamm to star in Black Mirror feature

29 September 2014 5:38 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Mad Man star will be joined by Rafe Spall and Game of ThronesOona Chaplin in feature-length special.

Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Rafe Spall (What If) and Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones) are to co-star in a feature-length special of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, set for broadcast on the UK’s Channel 4 in December.

The 90-minute seasonal special will interweave three stories of “Yuletide techno-paranoia”. It will start filming in the UK this week.

Hamm’s character appears in all three stories contained within the as yet unnamed episode.

The star of Mad Men and Million Dollar Arm said: ‘“I am beyond thrilled to be a part of the Black Mirror Christmas Special. I have been a massive fan of the show since its inception.

“Its dark humour and intelligent observation of our society and values hooked me deeply as a viewer and I’m honoured that Charlie and the rest of the creative team have »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Mad Men's Jon Hamm to star in Black Mirror Christmas Special

29 September 2014 5:12 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The actor returns to TV for role in one-off episode of Charlie Brookers dystopian drama, where he will be joined by One Days Rafe Spall and Game of Thrones Oona Chaplin

Jon Hamm will return to television as the lead in Charlie Brookers nightmarish dystopian drama Black Mirror.

The Mad Men star joins One Days Rafe Spall and Game of Thrones Oona Chaplin in a one-off 90-minute Christmas special, which promises to be the most mind-bending episode yet, showcasing three interwoven stories of Yuletide techno-paranoia, according to Channel 4.

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‘Mad Men’ Star Jon Hamm Joins ‘Black Mirror’

29 September 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm, “Game of Thrones” thesp Oona Chaplin and Rafe Spall will co-star in the “Black Mirror” feature-length special due to air on U.K. free-to-air channel Channel 4 this Christmas.

The special, which has three interwoven stories of Yuletide techno-paranoia, will start filming in the U.K. this week. Hamm’s character appears in all three stories.

The special was commissioned by Rachel Springett for Channel 4 and is directed by Carl Tibbetts.

Black Mirror” is an anthology series that taps into an unease with the modern world. Its stand-alone dramas are satirical tales with a techno-paranoia bent. The series is produced by Barney Reisz, and executive produced by Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones through their production shingle House of Tomorrow, which is owned by Endemol.

Endemol Worldwide Distribution holds global television distribution rights to the series, which it has sold to broadcasters in more than 80 countries, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Mad Men's Jon Hamm and Game of Thrones star for Black Mirror special

29 September 2014 4:48 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jon Hamm will take a departure from the suave womanizing Don Draper in Mad Men to take the lead role in Charlie Brooker's Christmas special episode of Black Mirror.

Hamm will be joined in the feature-length festive edition of the unsettling and dark anthology series by Rafe Spall (One Day, I Give It A Year) and Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones, The Crimson Field).

The episode will include three interwoven stories of "Yuletide techno-paranoia" and Hamm's characters will appear in all three stories. Filming starts in the UK this week.

"I am beyond thrilled to be a part of the Black Mirror Christmas Special," said Hamm. "I have been a massive fan of the show since its inception.

"Its dark humour and intelligent observation of our society and values hooked me deeply as a viewer and I'm honoured that Charlie and the rest of the creative team have asked »

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Jon Hamm & more join cast of Black Mirror Xmas special

29 September 2014 4:29 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mad Men's Jon Hamm and more have been announced as appearing in this year's Black Mirror Christmas Special...

Trailed earlier this year by Channel 4 as a "dystopian future festive tale that interweaves three stories", the Black Mirror Christmas special has a few casting gifts waiting under the tree for us, in the form of Mad Men's Jon HammGame Of Thrones' Oona Chaplin, and Prometheus and The World's End's Rafe Spall

Jon Hamm's character is to be the guiding thread through all three stories in the ninety-minute special, "binding them together into a suitably unsettling whole", according to the official press bumf. Hamm describes himself as a massive fan of the anthology series, which tells bleak, satirical tales "with a techno-paranoia bent".

Co-creator Charlie Brooker describes the show as a "horrible pageant" and himself as "revoltingly happy" about Hamm, Chaplin and Spall's casting in this year's festive episode, »

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Koch secures Toronto trio

25 September 2014 2:07 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Morgan Matthews’ X+Y among Toronto haul

Koch Media has secured UK rights to a well-received trio out of the Toronto Film Festival and market, comprising X+Y, Goodnight Mommy and The Dark Horse.

Morgan Matthews’ drama X+Y, about a socially awkward but highly intelligent teenager who finds new confidence when he is selected for the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad, was acquired up from Bankside.

Asa Butterfield stars alongside Rafe Spall, Eddie Marsan and Sally Hawkins in the touted drama which gets its European premiere at the London Film Festival.

The Dark Horse, based on the true story of New Zealand’s troubled genius chess champion Genesis Potini, was picked up from Seville International.

Both films are set for early 2015 releases.

Also due out in 2015 will be Austrian horror Goodnight Mommy, acquired through Films Distribution.

The story surrounds a pair of twins who start to doubt their mother’s identity when she »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Exclusive Interview With Asa Butterfield Jo Yang And Morgan Matthews On X+Y

14 September 2014 6:23 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One of the biggest sleeper hits of the Toronto International Film Festival this September was the British coming-of-age drama X + Y. In the film, Asa Butterfield plays Nathan Ellis, an autistic teen hoping to land a berth in the International Mathematical Olympiad. Co-starring Sally Hawkins, Rafe Spall and newcomer Jo Yang as Zhang Mei, a Chinese girl who befriends Nathan, the film received accolades and much enthusiasm from its opening night crowd.

Earlier this week, I had the chance to sat down with director Morgan Matthews and the two young stars of X + Y during Tiff to discuss their new film. They spoke about the young man who inspired Asa’s character, shooting in Taipei and, ahem, eating stinky tofu.

Check it out below and enjoy!

What drove you make a documentary about the Math Olympiad in the first place? How did that turn into a feature film?

Morgan Matthews »

- Jordan Adler

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Upcoming British film cinema release calendar

12 September 2014 3:48 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Want to know what British films are coming out this month? Then look no further than our fabulous movie calendar...

Welcome to our new, regularly updated calendar of all the British movies due for release in UK cinemas over the coming months. So if you're keen to keep up-to-date on the latest in home grown cinema - from documentaries to dramas, and comedy horror to science fiction - this is the ideal post for you. 

So here's what's coming up in the future. 

12 September 2014

Pride

Director: Matthew Warchus

Cast: Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Andrew Scott

Details: A drama about a group of gay and lesbian activists donating to people in need during the 1984 miners' strike.

Jack To A King - The Swansea Story

Director: Marc Evans

Cast: Tbc

Details: A documentary about Swansea football fans.

19 September 2014

Night Will Fall

Director: Andre Singer

Cast: Alfred Hitchcock, Sidney Bernstein

Details: A documentary »

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Tiff 2014 Review – X+Y (2014)

10 September 2014 7:21 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

X+Y, 2014.

Directed by Morgan Matthews.

Starring Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan, and Jo Yang.

 

Synopsis:

A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.

An autistic boy is in a fatal car accident which results in the death of his father who was extremely attentive and good to him; he is discovered to have a talent for mathematics and is taught by a teacher who suffers from multiple sclerosis.  A disconnect exists between the son and mother but not from a lacking of trying on her part as she is desperate to establish an emotional bond with her socially awkward child.

At the centre of the story is the International Mathematics Olympiad where the high school student attempts to be one of the six participants which will represent the UK. »

- Trevor Hogg

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Toronto Film Review: ‘X+Y’

10 September 2014 2:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

, “X+Y” zeroes in on a young math whiz who only gradually comprehends the basics of establishing relationships with other people. Deconstructionist critics and mainstream moviegoers alike may find it difficult not to reference “Rain Man,” “A Beautiful Mind” and “David and Lisa” while describing the movie to potential ticketbuyers. But even though such comparisons are hardly inapt, director Morgan Matthews’ debut fiction feature — inspired by his acclaimed 2007 documentary “Beautiful Young Minds” — proves potent on its own terms as a satisfying, compelling drama with definite crossover potential on screens of all sizes.

Much like its nonfiction predecessor, “X+Y” focuses on student competitors in the Intl. Mathematics Olympiad (Imo). In concert with scripter James Graham, Matthews has spun off a scenario about a character not unlike one of the more memorable subjects in “Beautiful Young Minds,” a neurodevelopmentally challenged math prodigy named Daniel Lightwing.

In the world according to “X+Y, »

- Joe Leydon

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X + Y Review [Tiff 2014]

8 September 2014 8:41 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

There are not many films made about kids like Nathan Ellis. Sure, the story of a young social outsider trying to break out of his shell is not a unique one (as I wrote about in my review for fellow Tiff selection Wet Bum), but Nathan is autistic and has a very deliberate way of doing things. For instance, he cannot order chicken balls from the local Chinese restaurant unless the number of balls he gets is a prime number. Besides his picky eating, Nathan gets distracted by noise and has a hard time working in a room with a ticking clock or other students tapping their fingers on a desk loudly. He fears handshakes, is unable to understand the social cues involved with that greeting gesture, and calms himself by saying the Fibonacci sequence out loud.

Few films focus on boys who can be coldly sincere, their personality almost hidden from view. »

- Jordan Adler

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Wamg’s Guide To 100+ Films For Fall / Holiday 2014

29 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.

Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.

Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.

We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.

Maps To The StarsSeptember 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival; UK & Ireland September »

- Movie Geeks

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