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The Weinstein Company has acquired the U.S. distribution television rights to the upcoming World War II alternate history thriller “SS-gb,” TheWrap has learned. The series is based on the novel of the same name by Len Deighton and has been adapted for television by James Bond screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. It is set in a 1940s Nazi occupied London, at a time when the Battle of Britain is lost, Winston Churchill is dead, and King George is held prisoner by the SS. The series will follow Scotland Yard detective Douglas Archer (Sam Riley) as he investigates what appears to be a. »
- Joe Otterson
June 6, 1944. Today marks the 72nd anniversary of D-Day.
On June 7th, Paramount Home Media Distribution will release director Michael Bay’s remarkable 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi.
Hailed as “powerful” (Kyle Smith, New York Post), “engrossing” (Soren Andersen, Seattle Times) and “full of explosive action” (Dan Casey, Nerdist), the film arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand this Tuesday. (Review)
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi tells the incredible true story of six elite ex-military operators who fought to protect the CIA against overwhelming odds when terrorists attacked a U.S. diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012. The film stars John Krasinski (TV’s “The Office”), James Badge Dale (World War Z) and Pablo Schreiber (TV’s “Orange is the New Black”), and is based on the nonfiction novel 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi by New York Times best-selling author Mitchell Zuckoff with »
- Movie Geeks
Guy Hamilton, who directed four James Bond movies including the 1964 classic Goldfinger, passed away earlier today at the age of 93. The filmmaker died on the Spanish island of Majorca where he lived. No details about the cause of death were given at this time, but we'll be sure to keep you posted with more updates as soon as they come in.
Guy Hamilton was born September 16, 1922 in Paris, France, and he got his start in the film business in the late 1940s. He served as director Carol Reed's assistant for five years, before becoming an assistant director on his 1949 classic film The Third Man. He also served as an assistant director on The Angel With the Trumpet, The Great Manhunt, Outcast of the Islands and the John Huston classic The African Queen, before making his directorial debut in 1951 with The Ringer.
He went on to direct An Inspector Calls, »
Guy Hamilton, who transformed James Bond, dies at the age of 93.
Guy Hamilton, best known for the his work on the James Bond movies, Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever, Live and Let Die and The Man with the Golden Gun, has died at the Hospital Juaneda Miramar in the city of Palma de Mallorca on the Spanish island of Mallorca. He was 93.
Hamilton raised the profile of the James Bond movies through his work with original film 007 actor Sean Connery and Roger Moore, who played the spy starting with Live and Let Die and in 1974's The Man with the Golden Gun, which Hamilton directed.
"Incredibly, incredibly saddened to hear the wonderful director Guy Hamilton has gone to the great cutting room in the sky. 2016 is horrid," Moore wrote on Twitter.
By Lee Pfeiffer
Cinema Retro mourns the loss of director Guy Hamilton, who has passed away at age 93. Guy was an old friend and supporter of our magazine and a wonderful talent and raconteur. Hamilton, though British by birth, spent much of his life in France. After WWII, he entered the film industry in England and served as assistant director to Sir Carol Reed, working on the classic film "The Third Man". He also served as Ad on John Huston's "The African Queen". Gradually, he moved up the ladder to director and helmed such films as "An Inspector Calls", "The Colditz Story" and "The Devil's Disciple", the latter starring Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier. In 1964 Hamilton was hired to direct the third James Bond film "Goldfinger" and made cinema history. »
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London — Guy Hamilton, the director of four James Bond films, has died on the Mediterranean island of Majorca at the age of 93. Hamilton was at the helm of iconic 007 movies “Goldfinger” in 1964 and “Diamonds are Forever” in 1971, both starring Sean Connery, as well as 1973’s “Live and Let Die” and 1974’s “The Man with the Golden Gun,” both with Roger Moore as Bond.
In a statement, Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson told Variety: “We mourn the loss of our dear friend Guy Hamilton who firmly distilled the Bond formula in his much celebrated direction of ‘Goldfinger’ and continued to entertain audiences with ‘Diamonds Are Forever,’ ‘Live and Let Die’ and ‘The Man with the Golden Gun.’ We celebrate his enormous contribution to the Bond films.”
Hamilton’s career started when he was 17 in the accounts department of a film studio in Nice, France, but he soon gravitated to a lowly production role. »
- Leo Barraclough
BAFTA-nominated British film-maker directed four James Bond films.
His 1957 feature Stoaway Girl was nominated for a Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, and he received a BAFTA nomination in 1961 for his A Touch of Larceny screenplay.
Roger Moore tweeted: “Incredibly, incredibly saddened to hear the wonderful director Guy Hamilton has gone to the great cutting room in the sky.” »
At first, it seems difficult to envision any actor in the role of Sir Winston Churchill – let alone Gary Oldman. The former U.K Prime Minister was once bestowed with the nickname ‘The British Bulldog’, and that hardly seems to fit with the presence of the actor who delivered the roles of Commissioner Gordon (The Dark Knight Trilogy), Sirius Black (the Harry Potter franchise), Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg (The Fifth Element), Dracula (Bram Stoker’s Dracula), Lee Harvey Oswald (JFK), and Sid Vicious (Sid And Nancy). But, this collection of performances shows nothing if not an incredibly vast range, and what we have with Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, is some epic drama, and electrifying speeches.
Sir Winston Churchill has been long regarded, and publicly named, as the Greatest Briton of all time – and with good reason. The economic and foreign policies he spearheaded throughout his career were undoubtedly often problematic, »
- Sarah Myles
The first of a two-part epic finale to the first year of the war! Tenebrus unleashes an undead army upon London as the Battle of Britain begins, and Amanda Waller’s Bombshells are united at last. But will even the combined might of Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batwoman, Stargirl, Aquawoman, Dr. Light and Big Barda be enough to protect a city under siege? Or will one of the Bombshells be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice?
DC Comics Bombshells #11 is out now, priced $3.99.
- Amie Cranswick
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