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Brit director Mike Newell, whose big-budget studio entries Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Prince of Persia are a far cry from earlier works such as Four Weddings and Funeral and Enchanted April, will begin shooting David Nicholls' adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations in the UK on October 10. Newell has lured a bevy of top Brit talent: Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Robbie Contrane, Jason Flemyng, Sally Hawkins and The Borgias ingenue Holliday Grainger. Nicholls' recent adaptation of his own novel, One Day (directed by Lone Scherfig, with Anna Hathaway and Jim Sturgess), wasn't the career boost he may have hoped. Dickens should be more felicitous. Historically, Dickens' sprawling narratives have worked on film; Great Expectations has been adapted some 17 »
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Sorry, folks… there are simply too many great films streaming this week to post an image for them all, but that’s a good thing, eh? You’ve got your movie watching work cut out for you, due in great part to Miramax releasing damn near their entire catalog of films on one day!
B. Monkey (1999)
Streaming Available: 05/01/2011
Director: Michael Radford
Synopsis: Good-hearted schoolteacher Alan Furnace (Jared Harris) desperately wants some excitement in his life — and he may just get some. One lonely night at a London bar, Alan spies the raven-haired beauty Beatrice (Asia Argento) arguing with two friends, Paul (Rupert Everett) and Bruno (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers). Beatrice quickly befriends Alan and »
- Travis Keune
2 items from 2011
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