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Elle Fanning To Star In Neil Gaiman Adaptation ‘How To Talk To Girls At Parties’

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Elle Fanning is set to star in the adaptation of How to Talk to Girls at Parties, a short story published in 2006, by writer Neil Gaiman. John Cameron Mitchell co-wrote the script and is set to direct the project. 

How to Talk to Girls at Parties the story follows two teen boys, Enn and Vic, who go to a party in 1970s London. They set out to meet girls but soon find the girls are very different from the boys’ expectations. With Gaiman’s name attached you can expect to be entertained.

Fanning is set to play an alien tourist, who wants to part from her tour groups and explore the most dangerous place in the galaxy, the London suburb of Croydon. Fanning’s previous credits include Super 8, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button and Maleficent alongside Angelina Jolie.

Neil Gaiman is best known for his much loved Sandman series, »

- Ciham Messouki

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TV Review: The Honourable Woman ‘The Faithful Husband’ *Spoilers*

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Creator: Hugo Blick

Starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lubna Azabel, Eve Best, Janet McTeer, Genevieve O’Reilly, Andrew Buchan, Katherine Parkinson, Andrew Buchan, Tobias Menzies, Stephen Rea.

Synopsis: Nessa’s past, including her kidnap in Gaza, is dug up by MI6 boss Sir Hugh Hayden-Hoyle.

If you thought last week’s episode of The Honourable Woman was confusing, this week’s episode ‘The Unfaithful Husband’ just might take the biscuit.

Like episode one we open with another flashback scene, but instead of Nessa’s childhood, we are in the Gaza strip with Nessa and Atika. And again following episode one, we’re not giving much information as to why, but we know where the kidnapped to at least…because as we head into eight years later, Nessa is getting it on with her new security guard. She’s having not of it of course, and soon asks the question “who do you work for? »

- Lucy Cave

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Explosive Extended TV Spot Released For ‘The Expendables 3′

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With its release date fast approaching it’s time for The Expendables 3′s advertising to go into overdrive, and it definitely has if this extended TV spot is anything to go by!

Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham return as Barney and Christmas, who just happen to run into Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), former co-founder of The Expendables. However, Stonebanks and Barney didn’t end their friendship on ‘good terms’, with the pair now looking to end each other through any possible means. The endless list of co-stars includes Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Wesley Snipes, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford, Antonio Banderas, Kellan Lutz, Victor Ortiz, Ronda Rousey, Kelsey Grammer and Glen Powell – now that’s one hell of a cast!

If I were to tell the truth, The Expendables franchise is a huge guilty pleasure of mine. 90 minutes of bulging biceps, cheesy humour and buildings blown to smithereens… »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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Green Day Bassist To Produce Indie Drama ‘Crickets’

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Mike Dirnt, bassist and founding member of rock band Green Day, has signed on as producer for independent drama Crickets.

The story, focusing on two estranged brothers, one of whom is trying to come to terms with a terminal illness, was co-created by Alfredo Botello, a long-time friend of Dirnt. Botello will script the project, with Dirnt and Green Day’s manager Pat Magnarella producing.

Dirnt has commented on the news, stating:

“I’ve been – and a lot of people have been – affected by illnesses and it’s a very relatable thing…I’m just kind of tired of junk food movies. Here’s something that’s a feel good, feel bad and feel everything movie.”

Botello has furthered these sentiments, commenting on the film’s extensive planning:

“It’s something I’ve been working on a while back. I wanted to write something about the topic of death that »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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O’Connell Shines In New ‘Unbroken’ Trailer

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The second trailer for Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut Unbroken has just landed and we’ll tell you what; anyone who doesn’t yet know the name Jack O’Connell is going to be hearing about little else in the coming months. The film, adapted for the screen by the Coen Brothers, is the harrowing true-life survival story of Louis Zamperini (O’Connell), an Olympian and war hero who along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII—only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

The trailer footage of Zamperini growing up, with C.J. Valleroy as the younger version of O’Connell, looks great as does the footage of him as an Olympian. However, where the movie looks set to come into its’ own is the prisoner-of-war survival story. We know O’Connell is »

- Victoria Bull

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Emmys 2014: All The Nominations Revealed!

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Is it that time again? Yes, awards season is always our favourite time of the year and America’s most glamourous TV awards show The Emmys have revealed all the nominations for their 2014 award season.

Mindy Kaling and Carson Daily took to the stage to reveal the nominations, and there were some big surprises (and big shockers too!). The Brits are also flying the flag at the Emmys too, with Luther, Game Of Thrones, Sherlock and Downton Abbey all earning big nominations. But the bigger winners of the nominees are definitely HBO, you only have to look at the list to see how many times one of their shows or TV movies pop up.

Check out the full nominations below. The actual award ceremony, hosted by Seth Meyers (pictured) will take place August 25th on NBC.

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Lizzy Caplan –  Masters of Sex

Kerry Washington »

- Lucy Cave

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Lfcc Guide Part 1: Survival Strategy

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So you’ve made the decision to attend this year’s London Film and Comic Con. Congratulations, you are about to enjoy an exceptionally busy weekend full of meeting your idols. We at Thn like to think of ourselves as seasoned pros, with this writer having attended each and every July since 2008. To help those con virgins out there we’ve compiled a helpful how-to-survive guide.

First things first – plan ahead! Getting some guest’s autographs at Lfcc can become something of a military operation, so make sure to do your research. Write a list, before the event, of all people you want to meet, then prioritise them. Busy guests work on a virtual queue system; you get a ticket number and throughout the day the numbers announced for a particular guest will go up e.g. 1-50, 1-100 and so on. As soon as your number is valid you can join the queue. »

- Kat Smith

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10 Actors And Their Surprising Music Careers

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Begin Again, starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, sees Irish-born director John Carney (who brought us Once), explore the story of a chance encounter between a troubled music-business executive and a struggling singer-songwriter. Set in New York, their encounter leads to a captivating and creative collaboration which is the perfect excuse for a great soundtrack. The soundtrack includes interesting contributions from Knightley, Maroon 5′s Adam Levine and songs written by the director himself. To celebrate the release of Begin Again, we take a look at ten film actors that have surprisingly delved into a career in music and expanded their CV’s – for better or worse! Headphones at the ready!

10) Robert Downey Jr.

There is nothing Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr. can’t do, so it’s no surprise he made his own album called The Futurist that was released in 2004. Before this, he sang in various films such »

- Louise Tooth

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Thn Attend ‘It Ends Here’ – An Art Installation Inspired By ‘Planet Of The Apes’

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In a slight change of pace for the site Thn were invited along to an evening of art. To coincide with the release of The Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes artist Martin Firrell explores the film’s themes with a new art installation It Ends Here. Firrell is a public artist, cultural activist and humanist who mines popular culture for insights into war and peace.

It Ends Here is being held underneath Waterloo station at the vaults; the exhibition comprises of four rooms – Abuse and Paranoia, Idiocy and Wisdom, Brutality, and Resistance. Firrell uses constructed and installed text to explore human nature and the road to redemption, or hell. Check out the video to see what he had to say about his work:

Each room is a different colour, reminiscent of the film Cube, we had red, green, blue and yellow; the brutality room however, is completely devoid of all light, »

- Kat Smith

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Exclusive Clip From ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ – Out On Blu-Ray & DVD Now!

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Wes Anderson’s critically acclaimed The Grand Budapest Hotel is available now Digital HD on 30 June and Blu-ray and DVD now from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, and we’ve got a great exclusive clip to share with you!

With a show stopping cast, The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of M Gustave (Ralph Fiennes: Skyfall, The Invisible Woman), a legendary and enigmatic concierge at the famous European hotel and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori: The Perfect Game), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend during the wars. Told by an older Zero (F Murray Abraham: Amadeus, Scarface) in retrospect to a young writer (Jude Law: Sherlock Holmes, The Holiday) we learn the history of it all.

It’s undoubtedly one of the best films I’ve seen this year, so highly recommend picking up a copy! Here’s that clip that explores what it »

- Dan Bullock

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The Mockingjay Lives In New ‘Hunger Games’ Teaser

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There are still four months to go until the first of two Mockingjay films The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 arrives in cinemas and the superb publicity behind the film continued this week with the second President Snow address.

This one started much like the first, with Donald Sutherland spouting propaganda about unity and keeping former victor Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) at his side to prove how in control he is. This second teaser, however, threw fans into a frenzy. At first, the shock was simply at the inclusion of Johanna Mason (Jena Malone), who said herself in Catching Fire that she cannot be hurt anymore because there’s nobody left she loves. Yet, the feisty Johanna is seen standing at the president’s side for the address, just like Peeta. Though there are no smiles to be seen, with both of them looking very serious and more like furniture, she »

- Amanda Keats

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William Friedkin To Direct ‘True Detective’ Season 2?

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With a filmography that includes The French Connection and To Live And Die In La, director William Friedkin knows his way around hard-boiled crime drama. So it will certainly whet True Detective fans’ appetite to know he is enthusiastic about helming the second season, having chatted to creator Nic Pizzolatto on the subject. In an interview for Indiewire Friedkin made no bones about his admiration for the show:

I am considering it…. I like this writer (Pizzolatto) very much. I’ve met him, and he’s the real deal as far as I’m concerned… I can’t say much more at this time… I like him, I like the direction he’s taking with this.

The controversial shot-caller worked with first season star Matthew McConaughey on Killer Joe and it wouldn’t surprise me if the actor had also had a word in Friedkin’s ear. Though Td 2 focuses on new characters and situations, »

- Steve Palace

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Will Hamm And Silverman Join Galifianakis As ‘The Incredible Mr Limpet’?

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It was once mounted as a vehicle for Jim Carrey, but now the story of The Incredible Mr Limpet is headed for the big screen via Warner Bros, with The Hangover’s Zach Galifianakis and writer/director Richard Linklater. Galifianakis is enough bang for anybody’s buck, but Linklater is upping his game with a smorgasbord-style wishlist of talent in support. Jon Hamm could be trying to prove there’s life after Don Draper in the role of the film’s villain, an… er… “unscrupulous businessman”. Meanwhile Sarah Silverman, who’s been adding to her CV of shock with Masters Of Sex, is lined up for an as yet unspecified part.

Based on the 1964 movie and the novel by Theodore Pratt, the production will be part live action, part animation. Sounding like a cross between Local Hero and Finding Nemo, the plot follows the title character, whose attempts to save »

- Steve Palace

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Kamisama Kiss Collection DVD Review

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Director: Akitaro Daichi

Starring: Shinnosuke Tchibana, J. Michael Tatum, Suzuko Mimori, Tia Ballard, Akemi Okamura, Anastasia Munoz, Akira Ishida, Joel McDonald, Chika Ookubo, Josh Grelle, Daisuke Kishio, Sean O’Connor

Running Time: 325 minutes

Certificate: 12

Kamisama Kiss takes us to a world of gods, but offers up a gentle and enjoyable slice of confused teenage romance. The series starts off with what could have been a very depressing set-up, but instead offers a rather comedic slant on just how quickly we have exposition thrown at us. Nanami becomes evicted from her home after her gambling father runs off having not paid his debts. Nanami soon saves a stranger from a pesky dog and he agrees to give her his house, only for said house to turn out to be a shrine. Having accepted the man’s offer, she is now the god of the shrine.

The idea of having such responsibility »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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First Poster For Witherspoon’s ‘Wild’

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Based on a novel of the same name, Wild recounts the story of Cheryl Strayed, the book’s author who decided to walk  thousand miles to escape hardships at home. I guess you could say she “Strayed” really far…or not. Jean-Marc Vallee, fresh off Dallas Buyer’S Club, directs Reese Witherspoon in the lead role. Strayed’s memoir is an international best seller and has received man critical plaudits.

The poster itself is very striking, mostly for its simplicity. The expansive landscape comes to life in a photograph that is either not, or not noticeably, Photoshopped. Interesting enough, the screenplay was written by novelist Nick Hornby who most will know from the likes of About A Boy and High Fidelity.

Wild is released in the Us on 5th December 2014 and in the UK on 23rd January 2015. It stars Reese Witherspoon, Gaby Hoffman, Laura Dern and Michiel Huisman.

Source: Imp »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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First Look At Sir Ian McKellen As ‘Mr Holmes’

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He’s been played by everyone from Benedict Cumberbatch to Max Headroom. Yet the latest incarnation of the world’s greatest detective is a choice that makes you wonder why he hasn’t been selected before. Sir Ian McKellen, fresh from his metallurgic activities in X-men: Days Of Future Past, has taken off his helmet and donned a Homberg to Tweet an image of himself in costume for the forthcoming Mr Holmes. 

The pictorial solution is below… 

@IanMcKellen:  Over 70 actors have previously played Sherlock Holmes. Now he’s 93 years old and it’s my turn.

Previously known as A Slight Trick Of The Mind, the project reteams McKellen with Gods And Monsters director Bill Condon in the tale of a decidedly mature Sherlock in reflective mood over his extraordinary career and entanglements. One of the latter would surely be cast mate Laura Linney, in this adaptation of Mitch Cullin’s »

- Steve Palace

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Win Tickets To A Special Preview Screening Of ‘Earth To Echo’!

9 July 2014 2:21 PM, PDT

To celebrate the release of the summer’s most exciting adventure, Earth To Echo, on July 25Th, Entertainment One Ltd is giving two lucky winners the chance to take their family to an exclusive preview screening event in London’s West End on Sunday 20 July.

Best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex are spending their last few days together before their houses are demolished by a highway construction project and they are forced to move away from each other.

However, events take an exciting and unexpected turn when they start receiving cryptic signals on their mobile phones with maps directing them to a secret location. The inseparable trio are convinced that this could be the beginning of an amazing adventure and set out to crack the code and discover the meaning of the messages.

This leads them to encounter Echo, a mysterious alien from another planet who desperately needs their help in order to return home. »

- Dan Bullock

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Bauer Blog – 24: Live Another Day 9:00Pm – 10:00Pm (Contains Spoilers)

9 July 2014 1:59 PM, PDT

Writers: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran.

Director: Jon Cassar.

Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver, Tate Donavan, William Devane, Yvonne Strahovski.

Synopsis: Taking place between 8pm and 9pm, Audrey pursues diplomatic channels to try to prevent a full-scale war. Meanwhile, Jack leads Kate and Mark on a mission to locate their target before it’s too late.

Jacks back! It’s hard to believe I know, but it has been a whole four years since we watched Jack, now a wanted man, bid Chloe farewell and disappear from our TV screens. You can’t keep a good man down though and everyone’s favourite rogue agent has this time set-up camp on British soil. Though not quite 24 this time around, with only twelve episodes, 24: Live Another Day promises to be crammed full of just as much action. Thn will be here every step of the way in our new episode-by-episode Bauer Blog. »

- Kat Smith

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Trailer & Posters For Ridley Scott’s Biblical ‘Exodus: Gods And Kings’ Unleashed

9 July 2014 11:37 AM, PDT

After a very disappointing collaboration with novelist Cormac McCarthy on The Counsellor last year, Ridley Scott is back to his epic ways of film-making with Exodus: Gods And Kings. Starring Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton, the film is based on the exodus of The Israelites from Egypt led by Moses, and it also relates to The Old Testament Book Of Exodus.

From what the trailer shows, Ridley Scott seems to be on very firm ground as he dramatises the battle between Moses and Ramses II. Christian Bale dons an impressive beard as he plays Moses, while The Great Gatsby’s Joel Edgerton makes an astonishing transformation as Ramses II and with no Whitney Huston-esque soundtrack in sight though like 1998′s The Prince Of Egypt – which is probably a good thing!

Here’s that trailer and scroll down for the posters – which may need a little work before the film is »

- Louise Tooth

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Wes Bentley Will Get His Freak On For ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’

9 July 2014 7:14 AM, PDT

Ryan Murphy has given the world two extremely popular shows which are at polar opposites of the genre scheme. He first helped birth Glee the show that made song mash-up cool again, although tackling some tough teen topics the show, especially the first series had a very sickly sweet taste. The creator followed this with American Horror Story, a show that makes you sick for far more distressing reasons.

Now onto its fourth season American Horror Story will continue its tradition of having a brand new story and set of characters. Each year several cast members return to play completely new personas, the latest outing Freak Show sees fan favourites Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, Kathy Bates and Jessica Lange return. Lange has stated that this will be her last outing for the show and this time around she’ll be heading up a dying American ‘freak’ show set »

- Kat Smith

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