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Stephen and Heather Graham share a joke on the red carpet Photo: Edinburgh International Film Festival The 68th edition of the Edinburgh Film Festival opened last night with the world premiere of Hyena, Gerard Johnson's gritty look at the life of a corrupt policeman (Peter Ferdinado) as his grip on a gangland extortion racket starts to slip.
It's certainly not an 'easy' opener, as it contains a considerable amount of violence and a graphic rape scene, but the great and the good of Edinburgh - and some notable big screen stars - turned out in large numbers to see it, with the Festival theatre more full than it has been for the opening night in several years.
- Amber Wilkinson
Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) has announced this year’s juries.
Amos Gitai will chair the jury for the Michael Powell Award Competition for Best British Feature Film, with Nina Hoss and Michael Smiley also on the jury. The award carries a cash prize of £20,000 and the jury will also select the award for Best Performance in a British feature film.
The jury for Best International Feature Film Competition (£10,000) includes Niki Karimi (chair), Michael Fitzgerald and Mark Rabinowitz, while the Best Documentary Feature Film Competition (£10,000 and supported by Al Jazeera) will be chaired by Cynthia Beatt alongside Dominique Auvray and Sunmin Park.
Now in its third year, the Student Critics Jury programme will see seven aspiring film critics work under »
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It's a pretty glorious day for DC Comics' TV team. Just one hour after The CW officially announced series orders for "The Flash" and "iZombie," NBC chimed in by ordering "Constantine" to series. Oh and NBC also sent the drama "The Mysteries of Laura" and the comedy "A to Z" to series, but since they have nothing to do with comic books, we're somehow less interested. The John Constantine character debuted in 1985 as part of DC's "Swamp Thing" line and went on to be the focus of "Hellblazer" and "Constantine" comics. The character is a former Liverpool conman who now works as a "seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult." "Constantine" was previously brought to the big screen by director Francis Lawrence in a 2005 feature starring Keanu Reeves. The movie made $230 million and still has myriad defenders, even if I'm not one of them. The NBC TV series stars Matt Ryan as Constantine, »
- Daniel Fienberg
NBC has ordered three new series Thursday: First is drama Constantine, based on characters from DC Comics about a supernatural detective who finds himself having to defend the world against dark forces. Constantine stars Matt Ryan as detective John Constantine, as well as Sons of Anarchy’s Harold Perrineau; True Blood‘s Lucy Griffiths, and True Detective‘s Charles Halford. It marks yet another DC Comics show added to the airwaves.
- Stephanie Robbins
Feldman, who also was a regular on Drop Dead Diva and guest star on The Mindy Project, will play Andrew, described as a “smart, sarcastic guy’s guy” who also happens to be a closet romantic. The first season of the show, which is being executive produced by Jones, will track the relationship of Andrew and Zelda (How I Met Your Mother’s Cristin Milioti), from first meeting to breakup.
- Dan Snierson
5 items from 2014
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