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Mad Men season 7 episode 10 review: The Forecast

9 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mad Men’s writing and direction continue to be first-class as its final season moves towards an endgame for Don Draper...

This review contains spoilers.

7.10 The Forecast

What happens next? Don Draper was canvassing opinion in this week’s future anxiety-themed episode of Mad Men, and failing to find a satisfying answer. While 1970 America was asking itself what the new decade meant, its fictional analogue in the sharp suit was staring out of a window pondering the same question.

No matter who Don asked to do his “what we want from the future” homework, nobody could provide him with a good enough answer. The man signing million dollar cheques and sitting in an office decorated with awards scoffed at their material dreams of bigger accounts and personal fame. “And then?” was his repeated refrain. When you’ve got the dream job, made the cash, bought the Jaguar or the Hershey »

- louisamellor

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Round-up: Goldwyn gets ‘A Brilliant Young Mind’

13 April 2015 12:36 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired Us rights to Morgan Matthew’s feature directorial debut.

A Brilliant Young Mind stars Asa Butterfield as an autistic maths prodigy and Sally Hawkins plays his mother, while Rafe Spall is the unconventional tutor who takes him on an eventful trip to Taiwan to train for the International Mathematics Olympiad.

The film premiered in Toronto last year. The distirbutor brokered the deal with Bankside Films and plans a sumer release.

George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures has acquired film rights to Joe Navarro’s thriller Three Minutes To Doomsday. The Cold War story is based on Navarro’s work as the FBI’s leading body language expert and how that led to the discovery of a massive security breach. Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster, recently acquired North American rights for the book. Steve Ross and Paul Weitzman represent Navarro for Abrams Artists Agency.Cinelicious Pics has »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Us: Goldwyn gets ‘A Brilliant Young Mind’

13 April 2015 12:36 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired Us rights to Morgan Matthew’s feature directorial debut.

A Brilliant Young Mind stars Asa Butterfield as an autistic maths prodigy and Sally Hawkins plays his mother, while Rafe Spall is the unconventional tutor who takes him on an eventful trip to Taiwan to train for the International Mathematics Olympiad.

The film premiered in Toronto last year. The distirbutor brokered the deal with Bankside Films and plans a sumer release.

George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures has acquired film rights to Joe Navarro’s thriller Three Minutes To Doomsday. The Cold War story is based on Navarro’s work as the FBI’s leading body language expert and how that led to the discovery of a massive security breach. Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster, recently acquired North American rights for the book. Steve Ross and Paul Weitzman represent Navarro for Abrams Artists Agency.Cinelicious Pics has »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Samuel Goldwyn Films Acquires Morgan Matthews' 'A Brilliant Young Mind'

13 April 2015 12:32 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: New Trailer For Tiff Crowdpleasing Math Drama 'X+Y' With Asa Butterfield, Sally Hawkins & Rafe Spall Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Morgan Matthews' inspirational coming-of-age drama "A Brilliant Young Mind," starring Asa Butterfield, Sally Hawkins and Rafe Spall. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last September under the title "X+Y" and is based on Matthews' 2007 documentary "Beautiful Young Minds." Butterfield stars as Nathan, an autistic teenage math prodigy being mentored by his unconventional and anarchic teacher, Mr. Humphreys (Spall). When it becomes clear that his talents are enough to earn him a place on the British team competing at the highly revered International Mathematics Olympiad, Nathan heads to Taiwan for an unforgettable, life-affirming journey.  "We are excited to bring this incredibly moving and inspiring film to audiences around the »

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Asa Butterfield Dramedy Formerly Known as 'X+Y' Lands at Samuel Goldwyn

13 April 2015 12:05 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Asa Butterfield broke out big in "Hugo" and "Ender's Game" and now establishes himself as a bright star to watch in "A Brilliant Young Mind," Morgan Matthews' drama formerly known as "X+Y" at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival. Samuel Goldwyn plans a Summer 2015 release. Butterfield plays Nathan, a teen math prodigy on the autistic spectrum opposite Sally Hawkins (Oscar-nominated for "Blue Jasmine" and should-have-been-Oscar-nominated for "Happy-Go-Lucky") as his mother and Rafe Spall as his unconventional teacher who primes him for the International Mathematics Olympiad in Taiwan, where Nathan meets the beautiful Zhang Mei (Jo Yang). It sounds cheesy, but the film, inspired by Matthews' 2007 documentary "Beautiful Young Minds," was adored by all in Toronto, with a whopping 100% on the Tomatometer. "Matthews' debut fiction feature... proves potent on its own terms as a satisfying, compelling drama with definite »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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‘A Brilliant Young Mind’ Lands At Samuel Goldwyn

13 April 2015 11:49 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to Morgan Matthews' A Brilliant Young Mind, the drama previously titled X+Y when it debuted in the fall at the Toronto Film Festival. Based on Matthews’ 2007 documentary, the feature scripted by James Graham stars Asa Butterfield (Hugo) as a teenage math prodigy on the autistic spectrum who faces challenges when he is selected to compete in the International Mathematics Olympiad. Sally Hawkins, Rafe Spall and Eddie Marsan… »

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Asa Butterfield, Sally Hawkins Drama ‘A Brilliant Young Mind’ Sells to Samuel Goldwyn Films

13 April 2015 11:44 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to Morgan Matthews’ drama “A Brilliant Young Mind” starring Asa Butterfield and Sally Hawkins, the company announced Monday. Written by James Graham, the film was previously titled “X + Y” and it will debut in theaters this summer. Rafe Spall and Eddie Marsan co-star in “A Brilliant Young Mind,” which was inspired by Matthews’ 2007 documentary “Beautiful Young Minds.” The movie premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and stars Butterfield as a teenage math prodigy on the autistic spectrum. Also Read: Sundance: Emile Hirsch Movie ‘Ten Thousand Saints’ Acquired by Screen Media Films Preferring to. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Mad Men season 7 episode 9 review: New Business

13 April 2015 11:09 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

This week’s Mad Men may not be a classic, but it takes care of old business and starts clearing a path to the show’s finale…

This review contains spoilers.

7. 9 New Business

New Business was a bridge, not a destination. As such, it’ll never be anyone’s favourite Mad Men episode but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a piece of crucial engineering. It took Don from cosy milkshake-making domesticity with Betty and the kids to an apartment stripped bare – a simplified flick-book reminder of his trajectory over the last decade, if you like.

It also, with the help of a fat cheque, said goodbye to Megan (if not the entire Calvet clan, depending on how Marie and Roger get on) and shoved Betty towards her own potential ending. A master’s degree in Psychology will be perfect for Birdie – she could get a lifetime’s business »

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Britain's Got Talent returns to ITV with 9.5 million viewers

12 April 2015 2:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Britain's Got Talent returned to more than 9.5 million viewers last night (April 11), according to overnight figures.

The ninth series of the ITV reality show averaged 9.58m (43.2%) from 8pm (+1: 551k/2.6%), down from last year's premiere which attracted 10.5m (45%).

Ninja Warrior UK began its run with 3.68m (20.1%), and Play to the Whistle premiered to 2.92m (14%) from 9.20pm.

On BBC One, the latest episode of Atlantis managed 2.57m (12.4%) before The National Lottery: In It to Win It drew 2.58m (11.4%). Casualty treated 4.18m (20.1%) from 9.20pm.

BBC Two's golf coverage of The Masters averaged 1.4m (8%) between 7.30pm and midnight.

On Channel 4, Will Smith movie Independence Day aired to 1.03m (5.1%) from 6.40pm. Afterwards, I Give It a Year starring Rose Byrne and Rafe Spall was watched by 1m (5.5%).

Over on Channel 5, CSI's latest instalment drew 915k (5.5%) from 10.10pm.

The multichannels were topped by ITV2's Britain's Got More Talent, which appealed to 1.45m (7.1%) from 9.20pm. »

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Mad Men season 7 episode 8 review: Severance

8 April 2015 10:20 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The past comes back to haunt Don, Joan and Ken in Mad Men's latest episode, which shows that it's still more than capable of surprise...

This review contains spoilers.

7.8 Severance

We and Mad Men are like old marrieds by now. Not in the comfortable, predictable, finishing-each-other’s-sentences sense (who knows how these final episodes are going to play out?), but with an affinity built on our years together. An episode like Severance has only to - as a reluctant partygoer would across a room to a spouse - throw us a certain look or a few elliptical words and we immediately clock the significance, if not quite yet the full meaning.

A fur coat, red wine being spilled on a white carpet, a dress zipper being pulled down… these are inescapably evocative images for Mad Men fans, whom the show requires to have the long memory of a shrewish »

- louisamellor

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Armando Iannucci working on David Copperfield movie with BBC Films

25 March 2015 4:25 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Armando Iannucci is to work on a film adaptation of Charles Dickens' David Copperfield with the BBC.

The writer and director will team with producer Simon Blackwell on the movie, one of the new works announced as part of BBC Films' 25-year anniversary plans.

Iannucci previously worked with BBC Films on 2009 satire In the Loop.

Also announced is an adaptation of Julian Barnes' Man Booker Prize-winning novel The Sense of an Ending. Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox) will direct the project, while playwright Nick Payne provides the screenplay.

As part of the anniversary season, Sophia Fiennes will also make the documentary Grace Jones - The Musical of My Life, taking a closer look at the career of the singer.

Ricky Gervais will also work with the BBC on Life on the Road. The film will find his character David Brent as a travelling salesman attempting to become a rock star. »

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Armando Iannucci working on David Copperfield movie with BBC Films

25 March 2015 4:25 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Armando Iannucci is to work on a film adaptation of Charles Dickens' David Copperfield with the BBC.

The writer and director will team with producer Simon Blackwell on the movie, one of the new works announced as part of BBC Films' 25-year anniversary plans.

Iannucci previously worked with BBC Films on 2009 satire In the Loop.

Also announced is an adaptation of Julian Barnes' Man Booker Prize-winning novel The Sense of an Ending. Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox) will direct the project, while playwright Nick Payne provides the screenplay.

As part of the anniversary season, Sophia Fiennes will also make the documentary Grace Jones - The Musical of My Life, taking a closer look at the career of the singer.

Ricky Gervais will also work with the BBC on Life on the Road. The film will find his character David Brent as a travelling salesman attempting to become a rock star. »

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Colin Firth Movie from ‘Theory of Everything’ Director Heads BBC Films’ New Slate

25 March 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — BBC Films, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary at a party in London today, has revealed its latest slate, which includes new projects from the directors of “The Theory of Everything” and “The Lunchbox,” as well as films by Armando Iannucci and Ricky Gervais.

James Marsh, the director of “The Theory of Everything,” is helming a film recounting the true story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst, and his attempt to win the first single-handed round-the-world yacht race in 1968. Pic is produced by Blueprint Pictures; it is written by Scott Z. Burns and stars Colin Firth.

Ritesh Batra, who helmed “The Lunchbox,” will direct an adaptation of Julian Barnes’ Man Booker Prize-winning novel “The Sense of an Ending.” The adaptation is the debut screenplay of playwright Nick Payne, whose play “Constellations” has recently been on Broadway starring Jake Gyllenhaal. The film tells the story of Tony Webster, whose comfortable world »

- Leo Barraclough

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BBC Films unveils 25th anniversary slate

25 March 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ricky Gervais, James Marsh, Armando Iannucci films on slate.

BBC Films has revealed details of its upcoming slate, which includes new projects from Ricky Gervais, Armando Iannucci, James Marsh and Ritesh Batra.

The slate of projects was revealed during an event in London to celebrate the 25th birthday of BBC Films, whose first first theatrical production, Truly Madly Deeply, directed by Anthony Minghella, was released in 1990.

As previously reported, Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox) will direct an adaptation of Julian Barnes’ Man Booker Prize winning novel The Sense of an Ending.

The adaptation is the debut screenplay of award-winning playwright Nick Payne and tells the story of Tony Webster, whose comfortable world is rocked to its foundations by the emergence of an explosive letter from his careless youth.

David Thompson will produce for Origin Pictures.

Rafe Spall is confirmed for Swallows and Amazons, a reinvention of Arthur Ransome’s classic. Written by Andrea Gibb, the film will »

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

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Actor Rafe Spall: 'I cry a lot when I think about my kids'

14 March 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | The Independent | See recent The Independent news »

Becoming a parent completely changes you, and your outlook on the world,” actor and father-of-two Rafe Spall is telling me. “When you meet someone who’s a bit of a dick, you just think: ‘I can’t have this petty squabble. I’m a grown-up, I’ve got kids’.” The 32-year-old pauses. “And you cry a lot more. You think about your own kids, you cry; you see another kid, you cry ....” »

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X + Y Review

13 March 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Morgan Matthews

Cast: Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins

Running Time: 111 minutes

Certificate: 12A

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

It is so rare, these days, for a film to accurately and honestly give representation without pity or bias to a condition like Autism. When film (and television) write-in characters who live with Autism or Asperger’s, they are, nine times out of ten, made to be trivialised or the victim of some form of bullying or attack. Never is an autistic adult – let alone, a child – the protagonist; always the nerdy sidekick, the social outcast. Well, that was until the heavens opened and we were gifted with the monumental beauty that is X + Y.

X + Y is the story of Nathan Ellis (Butterfield) in the wake of his father’s death, »

- Hannah Ross

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Maze Runner, Black Mirror, Kubrick’s The Killing – the best UK DVD and Blu-ray releases out today!

9 February 2015 8:09 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s Monday, which means it’s time to empty your pockets in honour of the almighty New Home Entertainment Releases God for those in the UK. Here are our top picks out today (just click on the pictures to be taken to the order page):

The Maze Runner

When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a groups of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organisation known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based on the best-selling novel by James Dasnher.

Black Mirror – Series 1-2 + Special

Series 1

1. The National Anthem: Prime Minister Michael Callow faces a huge and shocking dilemma when Princess Susannah, a much-loved member of the Royal Family, »

- Oli Davis

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Interview: Daniel Radcliffe discusses ‘What If?’

9 February 2015 3:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Daniel Radcliffe has been acting since the age of 9, when he played the young David Copperfield opposite Maggie Smith in the BBC’s 1999 adaptation of the classic Dickens story. But it was in 2001, when Radcliffe was cast as the titular boy wizard of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone that he became an internationally recognised movie star. Eight feature films, adapted from the seven novels by Jk Rowling, were to follow, grossing more than $7bn at the global box office.

With roles in December Boys and My Boy Jack, Radcliffe proved he was no one-trick pony. But it was his 2007 turn on stage – in Thea Sharrock’s West End revival of Peter Shaffer’s play Equus – that established Radcliffe as a serious young actor. Then 17, Radcliffe earned rave reviews for his haunting turn as Alan Strang, a role that required him to disrobe. The actor was nominated for a »

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Black Mirror to get Us adaptation?: "There is a plan"

29 January 2015 4:48 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

A Us version of Black Mirror is in the works.

The dark anthology series created by Charlie Brooker airs on Channel 4 in the UK and has performed strongly on Netflix across the world.

Black Mirror: Charlie Brooker, Jon Hamm on the dark side of Yuletide

The co-CEOs of Endemol Shine North America, Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin, revealed at a Real Screen event on Wednesday (January 28) that they are behind a Us adaptation of Black Mirror, which is produced by Annabel Jones for Endemol UK.

Corwin explained that "there is a plan" in place to develop the new series, but did not give many further details.

Brooker and Jones "have really touched on something and I agree – we need more", Variety quotes Corwin as saying.

Mad Men actor Jon Hamm recently collaborated with Brooker on the festive special Black Mirror: White Christmas.

Rafe Spall and Game of Thrones »

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Sons of Liberty: Was the Premiere of History's Miniseries Revolutionary?

25 January 2015 8:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A group of unlikely acquaintances unite to take down a common enemy in History’s Revolutionary War drama Sons of Liberty, and — to paraphrase a famous quotation from the era — it’s a time that tries even the most patient TV viewer’s soul.

The opening installment of the cable channel’s scripted miniseries, which premiered Sunday and continues through Tuesday, covers one of the most exciting epochs in American history: the years right before the colonies turned against British rule and decided to go to war for independence.

It was a time of great unrest, violence and intrigue… so »

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