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New ‘The Imitation Game’ Trailer On Its Way

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With a new trailer for espionage thriller The Imitation Game on its way this week, the good folks at StudioCanal have sent us a short Vine – which contains new footage from the trailer – to whet our appetites.

The film examines the life of Alan Turing, a codebreaker who is credited with breaking the German Enigma Code during WWII. The full trailer will be launched at StudioCanal’s YouTube channel at 9.30 a.m. GMT on Thursday 2nd October.

Check out the vine below:

Directed by Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing along with Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Allen Leech and Matthew Beard and is out in cinemas November 14th. It is also the opening night gala screening at the London Film Festival on 9th October.

For all our coverage of The Imitation Game, click here.

Source: StudioCanal »

- Amanda Keats

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First Look: Benedict Cumberbatch In Richard III Adaptation ‘Hollow Crown’

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There’s no cheeky Sherlock-esque grin in sight as Benedict Cumberbatch takes on Shakespeare’s villainous Richard III for a BBC TV adaptation entitled The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses.

In the image, Cumberbatch sports a rather unkempt and angry look, complete with dark clothing and a stunning black horse for him to ride. Though many people now realise that Shakespeare’s vision of Richard III was perhaps a little harsh, that doesn’t stop the play being adapted and revisited. Cumberbatch’s Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman headed to the stage for the Trafalgar Transformed theatre production earlier this year.

For the production of The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses, Cumberbatch will be joined by an all-star cast that includes another Sherlock co-star, Andrew Scott, along with Dame Judi Dench and Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville.

Source: Radio Times »

- Amanda Keats

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Latest ‘Horrible Bosses 2′ Trailer

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The latest trailer for sequel to the hit Horrible Bosses adds some more information on the plot. This time it’s the gang of Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day who are the bosses. Having been screwed over at their last jobs, they’ve decided to go into business making a device known as The Shower Buddy. Things appear to be going well when business man Christoph Waltz orders a ton of the items, only for him to then cancel said order and steal the idea for his Shower Pal. The trio of heroes decide to do the only thing that makes sense, and that’s to kidnap Waltz’s son, played by Chris Pine.

The latest trailer focuses more on the plot than the return of actors such as Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Aniston, and this looks to be a comedy sequel that may be going in enough »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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‘Twilight’ Team Hunt New Blood Via Facebook

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The franchise raised a few episodes with Kristen Stewart’s story arc, but Twilight author Stephenie Meyer is fully committed to gaining greater exposure for emerging female talent. Together with Lionsgate and Women In Film she is launching a competition to select five directors who will create shorts set in the Twilight universe. And where can you see these hotly-anticipated nuggets? Facebook.

Meyer and Stewart are on the judging panel, as well as acting in a mentor capacity. They’ll select the lucky helmers before the entries are thrown open to fandom, who can vote for a grand prize winner. In addition to Facebook the Tongal platform will be used in this part of process. Meyer has issued the following statement:

The female voice is something that has become more and more important to me as I’ve worked in the film industry. I’m honoured to be working with Women In Film, »

- Steve Palace

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Zombieland 2 Is Happening – With Director Ruben Fleischer Returning

30 September 2014 10:28 PM, PDT

There has been talks of a sequel to the superb zombie comedy Zombieland for many years now; almost since the original bound its way into cinemas and achieved instant cult status. Well, now it looks like plans for the film are coming along quite nicely, and the original movie’s helmer Ruben Fleischer, also looks like he might return to the director’s chair.

Sony Pictures has also hired Dave Callahamto (The Expendables) to come on board to write the piece, according to Deadline.

Zombieland was released five years ago in 2009, and starred Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin as a motley crue of survivors attempting to outlast a zombie outbreak.

The news comes following a failed pilot for a potential TV Series which was set to run as an Amazon Original Series. Amazon released the pilot on their network back in 2013 amongst many other potential  series starters, »

- Paul Heath

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First Look At ‘Taken 3′ Trailer

30 September 2014 1:00 PM, PDT

Just when things were on the up for Bryan Mills, it all goes pear shaped when he’s framed for the murder of his ex-wife (Famke Janssen). It’s enough to put a downer on anyone’s day.

Liam Neeson stars as Mills in the third instalment of the Taken franchise, Taken 3. And it looks like he’s going to have to use all of his wits to get out of this one. The story picks up with Mills on the run from the law while trying to find out who’s really responsible for the murder (sounds a bit like The Fugitive doesn’t it?). You can see the trailer below:

Taken 3 ( or TAK3N) hits cinemas worldwide in January 2015. It stars Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace and Forest Whitaker.

Source: 20thCenturyFox »

- Claire Joanne Huxham

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Writer Steven Knight Knows Exactly How ‘Peaky Blinders’ Will End (Potential Spoilers)

30 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT

Last night we attended a fantastic screenwriters lecture at BAFTA with writer/director Steven Knight. Knight who started out working on television show Who Wants to be a Millionaire is credited with writing scripts for both Dirty Pretty Things and Eastern Promises. He followed these scripts with Hummingbird and Locke, films that he directed as well as wrote. He hasn’t forgotten his televisual roots though and has scripted both series of Peaky Blinders, which stars Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy.

The full event write-up will be up on the site later this week but we had to bring you the news that Knight knows exactly how he wants to end the show which has just started it’s second series. Spoiler avoiders be warned, Knight wasn’t shy about sharing his views on where the show is going:

I’ve got the ending in mind where he is, and I’m not joking, »

- Kat Smith

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Watson & Bruhl Join ‘Colonia’

30 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT

Harry Potter alum Emma Watson and Rush star Daniel Bruhl have reportedly joined Colonia, a new political thriller based in Chile.

Set in the 1970s, Bruhl will feature as a man kidnapped by the secret police, who is then housed away in a sealed-off area of the country nicknamed Colonia Dignidad. With reports surfacing that nobody has ever escaped from the area, Bruhl’s wife Lena (Watson) goes on a mission to track down her husband and free him from imprisonment.

With shooting set to begin soon, and taking place in South America, Berlin, Munich and Luxembourg, this is a big project for all involved. It’ll be great to see Watson in a serious ‘thriller’ role, especially given her extensive acting credentials.

Colonia, directed by Florian Gallenberger, is set for release in late 2015.

Source: Deadline »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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Original Ranger To Return For ‘Power Ranger’ Reboot

30 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT

Producer Roberto Orci may have left the project to focus on directing Star Trek 3 but the Power Rangers reboot is continuing on regardless and will see a familiar face return to the franchise.

The film is being scripted by X-men: First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz and although plot details have yet to emerge one cast member has been confirmed, well at least if he’s got anything to say about it. Jason David Frank played stayed with the Power Rangers longer than any other ranger, starring in several incarnations of the show. His character Tommy Oliver joined the show as the evil green ranger who was being controlled by Rita Repulsa before switching to the good side. His time as the green ranger with his trusty fan favourite Dragonzord was short-lived all thanks to a green candle. He later returned as the leader of the rangers as the white ranger, »

- Kat Smith

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Win ‘The Young & Prodigious T.S Spivet’ On DVD!

30 September 2014 4:00 AM, PDT

To celebrate the release of The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet on DVD and download from 6th October, we’ve got 3 to giveaway thanks to those folks at eOne.

From the talented director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelié) comes a heart-warming tale of one boy’s determination to pursue a career in science. Adapted from the novel The Selected Works of T.S Spivet by Reif Larsen, this childhood adventure is brought to life as The Young and Prodigious T.S Spivet arrives on DVD and download on 6 October 2014 from eOne.

The film stars Kyle Catlett as he makes his film debut as the young and gifted T.S. Spivet; BAFTA award winning Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech, Alice in Wonderland) as caring mother Dr. Clair; Callum Keith Rennie (The Killing, Californication) as Spivet’s cowboy father; and Judy Davis (To Rome With Love, The Starter Wife) as undersecretary of the Smithsonian Museum G. »

- Dan Bullock

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Raindance 2014: Lucky Stiff Review

30 September 2014 2:00 AM, PDT

Director: Christopher Ashley

Cast: Dominic Marsh, Nikki M. James, Pamela Shaw, Jason Alexander, Dennis Farina

Certificate: Tbc

Running Time: 78 minutes

Synopsis: A young down-and-out British shoe salesman named Harry Witherspoon takes his dead American uncle (a murdered casino manager) to Monte Carlo for the best time of his life – a week of fun, dancing, gambling and sun. If the young man fulfills his uncle’s request to the letter, he will inherit the $6 million left to him. If he doesn’t, the money will go to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn.

It’s likely you’re reading this review having never heard of Lucky Stiff; Thn certainly hadn’t. If we had, we might have known that in 1988 it debuted off-Broadway and, whilst only running for 15 performances, it won a prestigious theatre award. We may have also been aware that it has had several worldwide revivals including, in 1997, a run in the West End. »

- Victoria Bull

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Watch Hilarious ‘Inherent Vice’ Trailer With Joaquin Phoenix And Reese Witherspoon

29 September 2014 11:30 PM, PDT

If like me you were baffled by Paul Thomas Anderson’s frustrating, pervy and rudderless The Master, you’ll be pleased to see things look a lot more promising for follow up project Inherent Vice. Reuniting him with leading man Joaquin Phoenix and his Walk The Line co-star Reese Witherspoon, the movie comes across as PTA’s take on The Big Lebowski. See what you think by checking out the debut trailer below:

Based on Thomas Pynchon’s novel, the cast also features Owen Wilson, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Katherine Waterston, Jena Malone, Martin Short and Eric Roberts. Get that for eclectic. This is the first time that Pynchon has been adapted for the big screen and if any director can manage it, it’s Anderson. The 1970s setting was handled to a tee by the versatile helmer in Boogie Nights, though I haven’t seen quite this level of comedy from him before. »

- Steve Palace

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Tommy Wirkola Leaves ‘Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2′

29 September 2014 11:10 PM, PDT

It was only last week that writer and director Tommy Wirkola announced that the script for Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2 was completed. But now it appears that Wirkola is leaving the project for somebody else to direct. Speaking to Fangoria magazine, Wirkola said:

I’ve just decided to not direct Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2. I have been lately attached to a few more things. It’s just a matter of time and priorities. I did Dead Snow 1, then Hansel & Gretel (Witch Hunters) 1, and then Dead Snow 2. I want to do something a little bit different now and not just do sequels. I did write the script and I hope to be involved in it. But yeah, I won’t be directing it.

This is completely understandable from a creative point of view. Dead Snow 2 rocked this year’s FrightFest, and was absolutely astonishingly awesome, so it’s a shame Wirkola »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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‘Supergirl’ TV Series Receives Full Series Order

29 September 2014 10:28 PM, PDT

Later on this year, geeks around the globe have four DC Comics television shows to look forward to in the form of Arrow, The Flash, Gotham and Constantine (and that’s not even including Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Agent Carter). However, following the news that DC Entertainment are looking to add a live action Teen Titans to their line-up, the previously-rumoured Supergirl show has now received a full series order!

The Kryptonian cousin of everyone’s favourite boyscout will be headed over to CBS this time next year, which will round out television screens as the only American broadcast network without a superhero series on the air. Supergirl will be written and produced by Greg Berlanti (Arrow, Green Lantern) and Ali Adler (Chuck, Glee), who will develop the series alongside DC Entertainment chief Geoff Johns. This is certainly promising news for audiences and »

- Ben Read

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‘Fury’ Director Tapped For ‘Suicide Squad’ Movie!

29 September 2014 10:26 PM, PDT

Not too long ago it was announced that Warner Bros. had earmarked release dates for nine mystery DC Comics adaptations between 2016 and 2020 (not counting Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice). Since then we have discovered that Shazam and Justice League are likely to occupy two of those dates, although the other seven still remain shrouded in secrecy. However, now we may know the identity of another DC Comics movie currently in production at Warner Bros.

The Suicide Squad may not be quite as well known as some of the other characters to originate from the pages of DC Comics, but they are certainly getting their fair share of attention lately. The criminal super-team has featured in their own direct-to-dvd animated movie earlier this year, and even guest starred in the hugely popular action series Arrow (with a return planned for its third season this fall). Now, David Ayer is reportedly »

- Ben Read

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Charlie Sheen Possibly Returning To ‘Two And A Half Men’

29 September 2014 10:25 PM, PDT

It is not uncommon for a hit Us television series to lose its main star somewhere down the line. In fact, history is riddled with examples of sad occasions where a show has had to continue on without one of its main attractions. George Clooney stopped saving lives for ER, David Duchovny gave up on extra-terrestrial investigation for The X-Files and Steve Carell resigned from the American Office. However, although those shows each carried on to enjoy similar levels of success, few would argue that Charlie Sheen’s departure from Two and a Half Men left the series with a permanent void.

In 2011, Sheen left the hit CBS comedy series after a heavily publicised row with its creator and head writer Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory). As you are probably aware, Two and a Half Men continued on with Ashton Kutcher replacing Sheen in the lead role opposite Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones. »

- Ben Read

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Raindance 2014: The Beat Beneath My Feet Review

29 September 2014 12:14 PM, PDT

Director: John Williams

Cast: Luke Perry, Nicholas Galitzine, Lisa Dillon, Verity Pinter

Running Time: 89 minutes

Certificate: Tbc

Synopsis: A teenage boy discovers his unruly neighbour is really a disgraced Rock God who “died” 8 years ago owing a fortune in unpaid tax. The boy agrees not to reveal his secret on condition that he teaches him the dark arts of Rock Guitar.

Back in the 1990’s, before an overly-polished beauty pageant reboot, ‘Beverly Hills, 90210′ made teen idols out of its’ young stars, including a fresh-faced Luke Perry (ask your mum). Storylines included date rape, gay rights and AIDS alongside the usual teen relationships and you were either Team Brenda or Team Kelly in support of Perry’s character’s romantic endeavours.

Fast-forward fourteen years to the casting meeting of The Beat Beneath My Feet; who fits the bill of ageing rocker, gruff but with a heart of gold? Luke Perry, once thrown forward, »

- Victoria Bull

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‘London Has Fallen’ Gets Babak Najafi As Director

29 September 2014 10:30 AM, PDT

London Has Fallen is the surprise sequel to the surprise hit Olympus Has Fallen, which managed to beat the similarly themed White House Down at the box office, despite that film taking on stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx. However, it hasn’t been a smooth road for London Has Fallen, with original director Antoine Fuqua unable to continue the series due to post-production work on The Equalizer, and then Fredrik Bond leaving the project just 4 weeks before principal photography was due to start. Now it looks as though Focus Features has found their man in the form of Swedish director Babak Najafi, the man who gave us Easy Money II: Hard To Kill.

Set in London (obviously), the film sees world leaders attend the funeral of the British Prime Minister. This is obviously the perfect time for nefarious evildoers to attempt murders and badness. Enter Gerard Butler as the head of the secret service, »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Festive Hamm Joins ‘Black Mirror’

29 September 2014 9:30 AM, PDT

In the mood for some bizarre but brilliant casting news? Good. Because Mad Men star Jon Hamm is teaming up with Charlie Brooker for Channel 4’s Black Mirror Christmas Special. And if your brain wasn’t already boggled enough, it transpires Hamm is a fan of the skewed anthology series, which so far has brought us a sexual dilemma for the Prime Minister involving a barnyard animal and Hayley Atwell getting hooked on a dead boyfriend. The actor has issued the following statement:

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 asked me to participate in wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas. »

- Steve Palace

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David Schwimmer To Be A Friend To Matt LeBlanc In ‘Episodes’

29 September 2014 9:15 AM, PDT

Larry David recently rewrote the rulebook on TV reunions when he staged a comeback for Seinfeld within Curb Your Enthusiasm. That idea seems to have rubbed off on the Friends personnel – ironic really, as David has accused them of plundering his sitcom in the past. With the 20th anniversary of the mates-based smash in peoples’ minds we’ve seen Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox and Lisa Kudrow reconvene on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Now David Schwimmer has reportedly signed up to appear as himself in Episodes. The fish-out-of-water BBC comedy, created by the Friends team of David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik and starring Matt LeBlanc, is entering its fourth series and it seems they are celebrating the Big Two Oh by getting Schwimmer back to reminisce about Ross.

The source for this sensational story? Erm, The Sun. But it’s a likely bet that Schwimmer would be amenable to the idea. He »

- Steve Palace

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