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19 items from 2015


Julianne Moore And Chris O'Dowd To Star In Nicole Holofcener’s 'Can You Ever Forgive Me'

15 May 2015 8:38 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In a perfect world, Nicole Holofcener would be cranking out movies at the same rate as Woody Allen, but I'll take what I can get. Since 2013's lovely "Enough Said," the filmmaker has mostly been working on television shows like "Togetherness," "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," and "Inside Amy Schumer." But now she's got a new feature brewing and as always, it's promising stuff. Newly anointed Oscar winner Julianne Moore and Chris O'Dowd will star in Holofcener's "Can You Ever Forgive Me." Based on the memoir by Lee Israel, it tells her story about turning to counterfeiting letters of dead writers and celebrities, and selling them to make ends meet. Here's the book synopsis:  Before turning to the criminal life, running a onewoman forgery scam out of an Upper West Side studio shared with her tortoiseshell cat, and dodging the FBI, Lee Israel enjoyed a celebrated reputation as an author. When her »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Chris O’Dowd to Co-Star With Julianne Moore in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me’ (Exclusive)

14 May 2015 11:44 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Chris O'Dowd is in negotiations to co-star with Julianne Moore in Nicole Holofcener’s “Can You Ever Forgive Me” for Fox Searchlight.

Holofcener is also writing the pic which based on the 2008 memoir by Lee Israel.

Israel was a respected biographer who fell on hard times and turned to counterfeiting the letters of deceased writers and celebrities in order to pay her rent. When the forgeries started to raise suspicion, she turned to stealing the actual letters from library archives and sold them through an ex-con fence she met in a bar, while the FBI was closing in on the scam.

Anne Carey will produce the pic.

O’Dowd had a busy 2014, with “Cavalry,” “Cuban Fury” and “St. Vincent” all bowing in the past year. Though O’Dowd is best known for his comedic chops, his next pic, “The Program,” gives him an opportunity to show his dramatic range »

- Justin Kroll

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Casting: Pine, Copley, Carrey, O'Dowd, Bening

14 May 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Wind River

Chris Pine and Elizabeth Olsen are set to star in "Sicario" screenwriter Taylor Sheridan's directorial debut "Wind River" at Insiders, Thunder Road and Film 44.

Pine is set to play a fish and game hunter forced to confront his past when he joins a rookie FBI agent in a quest to solve a murder in the lawless Wind River Indian Reservation. [Source: Screen]

Free Fire

"District 9" actor Sharlto Copley has signed on to star in "Kill List" director Ben Wheatley's next film, the action thriller "Free Fire" which Martin Scorsese will executive produce.

Set in Boston in 1978, the story deals with a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival. Luke Evans, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer and Michael Smiley also star. [Source: Twitter]

True Crimes

Jim Carrey is in talks to star in Alexandros Avranas' indie drama »

- Garth Franklin

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Christopher Eccleston, James Corden and more will attend the BAFTA TV Awards

7 May 2015 6:04 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Christopher Eccleston and James Corden are among the stars who will attend the 2015 BAFTA TV Awards.

Graham Norton will host the ceremony from London on Sunday (May 10), with coverage airing on BBC One from 8pm.

BAFTA Television Awards 2015: This year's nominees in full

Leading Actress nominees Sarah Lancashire, Keeley Hawes and Sheridan Smith will be in attendance, as will Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams, Leigh Francis and Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville.

The full guest list is as follows: Adeel Akhtar, Alex Jones, Amanda Abbington, Anna Friel, Ant & Dec, Archie Panjabi, Brendan O'Carroll, Camilla Batmanghelidjh, Catherine Tate, Chris O'Dowd, Charlie Brooker, Christopher Eccleston, Claudia Winkleman, Danny Dyer, David Attenborough, David Harewood, Dianna Agron, Eleanor Tomlinson, Freddie Fox, Gemma Jones, Heida Reed, Hugh Bonneville, James Corden, James Nesbitt, James Norton, Jason Isaacs, Jason Watkins, Jeff Pope, Jessica Hynes, Jessica Raine, John Bishop, Jon Snow, Judy Murray, Katie Piper, Keeley Hawes, »

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Best of Late Night TV: Sofia Vergara's Hilarious Attempt at 'Catchphrase,' Carly Fiorina Owns Seth

6 May 2015 12:20 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

Sofia Vergara and James Marsden were on "The Tonight Show" Tuesday night, and played a pretty classic game of "Catchphrase." Sofia was paired with Jimmy Fallon and James was partnered with Steve Higgins. Sofia is unmissable -- she was made for games like this. (Clue: "Birthday suit." Sofia: "What I sleeeeep in." Hahaha) She and Jimmy were the best bickering Lucy/Ricky pair. But she James might be the two most attractive people on the planet. Neither one seems to age. In her own sit-down interview, Sofia showed off her Giant diamond ring from Joe Manganiello. "He knew what I needed to be happy." Sofia shared how she and Joe met, »

- Gina Carbone

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Martin Freeman to Play a Humble, Average-Joe Sort for Captain America: Civil War

5 May 2015 11:54 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Deadline is reporting that Martin Freeman is due to join the increasingly stuffed cast of the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. Freeman's role is unknown, but given that he's Martin Freeman, it's unlikely he'll be playing a superhero. If we had to guess, we'd say he'd make a fine Henry Gyrich, but considering Marvel put Peter Serafinowicz in Guardians of the Galaxy and Chris O'Dowd in Thor: The Dark World, it's possible Freeman's just the latest British TV veteran to earn a utility role in the McU. Either way, with Martin Freeman and Jeremy Renner sharing a press tour, Marvel might want to start the media training right about ... now. »

- Nate Jones

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First Look: Alexander Skarsgard Puts Up His Middle Finger In John Michael McDonagh's 'War On Everyone'

20 April 2015 1:02 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There are few writer/directors that can balance dark drama with incisive wit, but John Michael McDonagh is one of them. With just two films — "The Guard" and "Calvary," both of which could probably use a bit more attention — he's established himself as a filmmaker who can handle a variety of tones with deft ease, while creating distinct, memorable characters. And his latest is his biggest effort to date. Filming has started on the perfectly titled "War On Everyone," and the first cheeky image is here. Michael Peña, Alexander Skarsgård, Theo James, Tessa Thompson, Caleb Landry Jones, Paul Reiser, Stephanie Sigman, and David Wilmot star in the action-comedy about two crooked cops who blackmail everyone they can, until one criminal proves to be more difficult to handle than they anticipated. So yes, we're very, very stoked on this one. Read More: Review: John Michael McDonagh's 'Calvary' Starring Brendan Gleeson, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Code of a Killer, Come Dine with Me

6 April 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Code of a Killer: ITV, 9pm

Part one in a new drama series based on the true story of a pioneering scientist (John Simm) and a detective (David Threlfall) who worked together on one of the biggest achievements in modern policing - the ability to read an individual's DNA fingerprint.

Gotham: Channel 5, 9pm

The story of Gotham before the Dark Knight continues.

Bullock and Gordon continue their investigation into Gerald Crane, Fish Mooney attempts to build a reputation in prison and Bruce tries to learn more about his father.

Moone Boy: Sky1, 9pm

Final episode of the third series of the Chris O'Dowd-starring comedy about a young boy and his imaginary friend.

It looks like Granddad has an imaginary friend of his own, who turns up to help him complete his bucket list, with the help of Martin, Sean and Crunchy Haystacks.

Made in Chelsea Does Come Dine with Me »

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'Miss Peregrine' Begins Shooting with Director Tim Burton

12 March 2015 8:18 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production is underway on visionary filmmakerTim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, based upon the best-selling novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs. The film, which 20th Century Fox releases in theaters everywhere March 4, 2016, starsEva Green,Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Chris O'Dowd,Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Kim Dickens,Rupert Everett, with Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson. Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping are producing under the Chernin Entertainment banner. The screenplay is by Jane Goldman.

The unforgettable, thrilling and haunting tale centers on 16-year-old Jacob (portrayed by Asa Butterfield), who follows clues that take him to a mysterious island, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores the abandoned bedrooms and hallways, he discovers that its former occupants were far more than peculiar; they possessed incredible powers. And they may still be alive.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children will »

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Chris O'Dowd feels like Niall Horan

6 March 2015 1:15 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Chris O'Dowd feels like Niall Horan. The Irish actor recently starred in 'Of Mice and Men' on Broadway opposite James Franco and found the crowds of female fans who turned up every day to see his co-star made it a ''f***ing bananas'' experience. He said: ''Franco just brings masses of teenage girls, which is f***ing bananas. ''I was used to doing theatre in London where the average age of the audience is 68. ''I felt like the Irish kid in One Direction - Niall - like, knowing they're all going to see Harry Styles. ''I knew they were all there to see Franco. They just »

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Chris O'Dowd: 'I don't know if Us version of Moone Boy will work'

2 March 2015 7:11 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Chris O'Dowd has admitted that he is not sure whether a Us adaptation of Moone Boy will work.

The Bridesmaids star, who is currently writing a Us script after ABC picked up a pilot, told Radio Times that the situation of the show will be the same.

"We've taken the basic premise - a working-class family where the kid has an imaginary friend - but we're setting it in the Midwest, not Boyle," O'Dowd explained.

"I don't know if it will work, to be honest. The tone on network television in America is so different, particularly for comedy.

"It needs to be a lot warmer and Moone Boy is already very warm. If you're not careful it can become saccharine."

Moone Boy follows the story of Martin Moone and his imaginary friend as he grows up in rural Ireland. The character of Martin is based on a younger O'Dowd.

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - The Walking Dead, Arthur & George

2 March 2015 4:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Arthur & George: ITV, 9pm

Martin Clunes delivers a strong and measured performance in this new ITV drama, playing Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle.

Adapted from Julian Barnes's novel, Arthur & George is based on real events, following Conan Doyle as he fights to free a young man (Arsher Ali) falsely accused of a violent crime.

Mom: ITV2, 9pm

The critics' favourite Us sitcom starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney returns to the UK with its second season.

Back with a double-bill, Mom continues the exploits of single mother Christy (Faris) and her no-nonsense mother Bonnie (Janney).

Moone Boy: Sky1, 9pm

Chris O'Dowd's charming sitcom about a young boy who gets through life with the help of his imaginary friend returns tonight.

One week after her superb Catastrophe ended, Sharon Horgan is back on our screens with a guest spot in this opening episode.

The Walking Dead: Fox, »

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Moone Boy series 3: Watch Sky1's imaginary friend prank get real

27 February 2015 6:53 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

How freaked out would you be if someone's invisible, imaginary friend turned out to be real? Very, we'd say.

Members of the public were tricked into thinking just that in a prank to promote the forthcoming third series of Sky1's Moone Boy.

Moone Boy sees Chris O'Dowd play the imaginary friend of 12-year-old boy Martin Moone (David Rawle).

The third series of the show starts on Monday, March 2 at 9pm on Sky1.

O'Dowd and wife Dawn O'Porter welcomed their first child earlier this year.

Watch a trailer for Moone Boy series three below: »

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Chris O'Dowd & Wife Welcome Baby

1 February 2015 2:28 PM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

It's a boy for former "Girls" actor Chris O'Dowd!

The "Bridesmaids" star, 35, and wife Dawn O'Porter, 36, have welcomed a son.

The pair announced the happy news on Twitter.

Photos: Celebrity Baby Bumps

"It's a boy! @hotpatooties & I would like to introduce Art O'Porter, our gorgeous baby. Well, I'm pretty sure he's ours," Chris Tweeted, along with a photo of a baby sporting his beard and his wife's trademark bob with bangs.

It's a boy! @hotpatooties & I would like to introduce Art O'Porter, our gorgeous baby. Well,I'm pretty sure he's ours pic.twitter.com/GepSscfjbZ ...

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Bridesmaids Star Chris O'Dowd and Wife Dawn O'Porter Welcome a Baby Boy—See the Hilarious Announcement!

1 February 2015 1:35 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Welcome to the fatherhood club, Chris O'Dowd! The Bridesmaids actor took to Twitter Sunday morning to make a big announcement! Turns out his wife Dawn O'Porter has given birth to a happy and healthy baby! "It's a boy!" the actor shared with fans. "@HotPatooties & I would like to introduce Art O'Porter, our gorgeous baby. Well, I'm pretty sure he's ours." What comes next is a hilarious picture of a baby with a complete bob and an impressive beard with a few gray hairs. But don't worry fans. O'Porter also confirmed the baby news Sunday morning with a few less jokes. "Thanks all!" she shared online. "He is one week old today. »

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Chris O'Dowd, Wife Dawn O'Porter Welcome First Child, a Baby Boy Named Art O'Porter

1 February 2015 8:04 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Add dad to his resume! Chris O'Dowd and his wife Dawn O'Porter have welcomed their first child together, both confirmed on Twitter on Sunday, Feb. 1. The little boy was born exactly a week ago on Jan. 25, and his name is Art O'Porter. The St. Vincent actor, 35, posted about his first son on Twitter, along with a Photoshopped image of a baby with a beard.  It's a boy! @hotpatooties & I would like to introduce Art O'Porter, our gorgeous baby. Well,I'm pretty sure he's ours pic.twitter.com/GepSscfjbZ — [...] »

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Terry Wogan, Sharon Horgan and John Sessions join Moone Boy series 3

26 January 2015 3:16 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sir Terry Wogan, Sharon Horgan and John Sessions have joined the cast of Moone Boy.

They will star in the forthcoming third series of the Sky1 sitcom, which premieres on March 2.

Moone Boy was created and co-written by Chris O'Dowd, who also stars in the show.

Wogan plays a TV host on the show, while Horgan plays a Yoga-loving entrepreneur, and Sessions plays conspiracy theorist Dr Steven Gnot.

Wogan recently made headlines when he claimed that Conchita Wurst turned last year's Eurovision Song Contest into "a freak show".

Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan on Catastrophe: 'We want people to laugh'

Watch Chris O'Dowd and David Rawle discuss Moone Boy below: »

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Shailene Woodley vs. Miles Teller for BAFTA Rising Star Award

7 January 2015 1:20 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The BAFTA Awards Rising Star honor is the one award the British public gets to vote on and in the nine years it's been handed out, their choices have, at times, been surprising. Well, at least to those of us on this side of the Atlantic.   Previous winners include familiar faces such as James McAvoy, Eva Green, Kristen Stewart, Shia Labeouf and Tom Hardy. The last three winners might not be so recognizable. Three years ago British actor and rapper Adam Deacon defeated Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Chris O'Dowd and Eddie Redmayne. Juno Temple won over Elizabeth Olsen, among others, in 2013. And last February found Will Poulter defeating Dane DeHaan, Lupita Nyong'o and Léa Seydoux. BAFTA announced this year's class a day earlier than the rest of its nominees and, frankly, it's the most competitive group of nominees the category has seen in some time. Without further ado, the 2015 Rising Star Award nominees are… »

- Gregory Ellwood

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The top 20 underappreciated films of 2014

6 January 2015 4:41 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

A new year of films may beckon, but there are lots of movies from 2014 you may have missed. Here's a list of 2014's most underappreciated...

There was no shortage of magnificent films in 2014 of every kind, from the expensive and explosive to the low-key and experimental. But it's a sad fact of life that not all movies do as well as they should, either because of poor distribution or simply because they'd been released at the same time as something much bigger and more star-laden.

While the list below is by no means an exhaustive one - there are plenty of great films from 2014 that we're still getting around to seeing - it's our attempt to highlight a few fine pieces of work that didn't get quite as much love as they deserved.

So without further ado - and in no particular order - we'll start with a stunning »

- ryanlambie

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