10 items from 2014
Birds of a Feather came out on top for its current series finale on Thursday outside of soaps, according to overnight figures.
The recently-renewed ITV sitcom dropped over 500,000 viewers from its last episode in mid-February, amusing 4.81 million (12.9%) at 8.30pm (116k/0.5% on +1).
On BBC One, Holiday Hit Squad returned with 3.18m (14.3%) at 8pm, followed by Diy Sos with 4.26m (19.1%) at 9pm. Question Time interested 2.61m (23.5%) at 10.35pm.
On Channel 4, The Hoarder Next Door fascinated 1.22m (5.5%) at 8pm (221k/1.0%), and The Floods that Foiled New Years brought in 1.71m (7.7%) at 9pm (312k/2.0%).
Channel 5's It Takes a Thief To Catch a Thief intrigued 1.20m (5.4%) at 8pm (127k/0.6%). The Hotel Inspector was seen by 1.03m (4.6%) at 9pm (132k/0.8%) and 70 Stone and Almost Dead attracted 974k (6.1%) at 10pm. »
Grace of Monaco has had some serious highs and lows, just like its central figure Grace Kelly. But as it approaches its world premiere at the illustrious Cannes Film Festival, the biopic about the movie star turned princess has finally unveiled a meaty trailer that gives a sense of its scale as well as its central drama. Penned by Erased scribe Arash Amel, Grace of Monaco focuses on what Grace Kelly's life was like after she left the spotlight and stardom of Hollywood and stepped into the politics of Monaco by marrying Prince Ranier III. The film picks up in 1962. Film roles in Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, Dial M for Murder and To Catch A Thief were long behind her. She and Ranier have been married for six years. But Kelly hasn't made a seamless transition from the mansions of Hollywood to castles of Monaco, and struggles to reconcile »
Golf: Wgc-Cadillac Championship
6pm, Sky Sports 4
Opening day's coverage from Doral, Florida of the elite event featuring top ranking players from the Official World Golf Ranking, PGA and European tours. PGA world number one Tiger Woods was victorious here last year, and will be looking to continue an impressive run of form on this course – the 2013 championship was his seventh overall. Stiff competition should be provided by Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose, who won the tournament in 2013. Gwilym Mumford
Angela Rippon, Helen Skelton and Joe Crowley return, donning their factor 40 and heading off in search of pressing consumer issues for holidaymakers. The perils of hotel balconies are given startling illustration from Lee Charie, who survived a fall in Thailand, »
- Gwilym Mumford, Ben Arnold, Bim Adewunmi, Ali Catterall, Jonathan Wright, Rachel Aroesti, Hannah J Davies, David Stubbs
It's February 14, so what better time than now to snuggle up with your significant other for a special Valentine's Day movie weekend.
With The Lego Movie heading into UK cinemas this weekend (a smart bit of Valentine's Day counter-programming but a film you really need to see) we asked its star Elizabeth Banks to recommend us some romantic movies.
Throw this trio into your DVD player this weekend then head out to catch the rather excellent brick flick...
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
There are some great comedies in Elizabeth's back catalogue (40-Year-Old Virgin, Pitch Perfect), but one she'd really like to see get a bit more love is Zack and Miri Make a Porno, the 2008 film she made with Kevin Smith and Seth Rogen.
"It's a really romantic movie, people don't realise," she said. "It also happens to have a lot of boobs in it - never a bad thing. »
The Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen has signed on to direct an action heist thriller called Risk. According to the report, the film blends psychological suspense and action, and the story follows "a brilliant thief who is released early from prison to execute a nearly impossible art heist." Cohen had this to say in a statement:
“I’ve always wanted to make a sophisticated caper/thriller in the style of ‘Topkapi,’ ‘To Catch A Thief’ and ‘The Hot Rock,’ with smart characters and sexy European backgrounds. When I read the script of ‘Risk’, I knew this was it.”
The movie is scheduled to go into production this summer, and it sounds like it could be a really cool movie. »
- Joey Paur
With a hefty box office haul virtually guaranteed for the critically adored The Lego Movie, prepare for other beloved games and properties from your childhood to get a nostalgic big-screen treatment. The upcoming thriller Risk, however, is not an adaptation of the strategic Parker Brothers game – although conquering lands all over the world could make for an intriguing slice of entertainment. Instead, it is a jewelry caper flick that director Rob L. Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) is shopping around at the European Film Market right now.
Risk will follow a thief released early from prison to – what else? – pull off a once in a lifetime art heist. However, as The Hollywood Reporter explains, the criminal will be “drawn into a dangerous triangle between his crime boss and his accomplice in crime – a beautiful, mysterious woman whose motives remain unclear until the explosive ending.”
The script comes from Eric Harlacher, »
- Jordan Adler
Pic is penned by Eric Harlacher and produced by Adrian Politowski and Karl Richards at Umedia and Tim Kwok, Ksana Golod and George Parra, whose producing credits include “American Hustle,” “Nebraska” and “Silver Linings Playbook.”
An actioner blending psychological suspense and action, “Risk” follows a brilliant thief who is released early from prison to execute a nearly impossible art heist.
“I’ve always wanted to make a sophisticated caper/thriller in the style of ‘Topkapi,’ ‘To Catch A Thief’ and ‘The Hot Rock,’ with smart characters and sexy European backgrounds. When I read the script of ‘Risk’, I knew this was it,” said Rob Cohen.
Added Politowski, “We’re delighted to have Rob onboard. His remarkable talent and proven track record – particularly in this genre – is well-established.”
Pic will go into production this Summer. »
- Elsa Keslassy
Rob Cohen had a couple of back-to-back goofy hits with The Fast and the Furious and xXx, but he started hitting a slump with the evil-fighter-jet movie Stealth, a limp The Mummy sequel, and recently Alex Cross. But perhaps he'll get back on track with Risk. Thankfully not based on the board game, Risk is an action heist thriller. Per THR, "The film follows a talented thief as he is released early from prison for one reason only, to execute a nearly impossible, once in a lifetime art heist. Reluctant to follow the same path that put him in jail in the first place, he is drawn into a dangerous triangle between his crime boss and his accomplice in crime – a beautiful, mysterious woman whose motives remain unclear until the explosive ending." A criminal who's pulled back in for one last job? And he has untrustworthy accomplices? Clearly, we have »
- Matt Goldberg
Heist thriller to go into production in summer.
Set to go into production in summer, the film follows a brilliant thief as he is released from prison early to execute a nearly impossible art heist.
Cohen commented: “I’ve always wanted to make a sophisticated caper/thriller in the style of Topkapi, To Catch a Thief and The Hot Rock, with smart characters and sexy European backgrounds. When I read the script of Risk, I knew this was it.”
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Ian Sandwell)
‘Grace of Monaco’ U.S. March release canceled as biopic starring Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly to open 2014 Cannes Film Festival (photo: Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly in ‘Grace of Monaco’) Directed by Olivier Dahan, and starring Nicole Kidman as Oscar-winning Hollywood actress-turned-European princess Grace Kelly, Grace of Monaco was to have been a (possibly) strong Oscar 2014 contender — at least in the Best Actress category. After all, Dahan had guided 2007 Best Actress Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose; Nicole Kidman is a respected actress with one Academy Award win (for Stephen Daldry’s The Hours) and two nominations (Moulin Rouge!, Rabbit Hole); and, last but certainly not least, Grace of Monaco was to have been released in North America by the Oscar-savvy The Weinstein Company. However, Harvey Weinstein was reportedly unhappy with Olivier Dahan’s final cut, and demanded that Grace of Monaco be reedited. »
- Anna Robinson
10 items from 2014
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