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Ricky Gervais: 'Bring on the haters'

5 November 2011 4:34 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In 10 years, the 'little fat bloke' from Reading has become a comedy god. But after the 'mong' row, and on the eve of his new TV show Life's Too Short, have we fallen out of love with Ricky Gervais? Plus Ricky Gervais: a prize clown – in pictures

Ricky Gervais was enjoying a relatively quiet time, promoting his new show, when I met him a few weeks ago at his office in Hampstead. We had a nice chat, he talked about comedy, explained in the abstract that causing offence isn't in and of itself a bad thing, then a few days later managed to offend everyone so violently that he wound up being lectured on morality by the front page of the Sun.

He had tossed out a reference to "mong" on Twitter and, when challenged, defended and aggressively reused it on the basis that the word had evolved from »

- Emma Brockes

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Jason Flemyng recreates X-Men: First Class movie magic for London commuters

1 November 2011 8:34 AM, PDT | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

London's Victoria train station will offer commuters a unique First Class experience for one day only, courtesy of this year's hit film X-Men: First Class.

To mark today's release of the blockbuster on Blu-ray Triple Play and DVD, British actor Jason Flemyng - who plays devilish mutant teleporter Azazel - will unveil an interactive First Class lounge in the main concourse of the station.

Intricately recreating the 1960s lounge in the mansion hideout, the 25m² installation will give visitors chance to relax on Chesterfield sofas by the fireplace while watching the Blu-ray on a period-styleTV, shop for new DVD titles in the library, play on an authentic chess set as featured in the films and pose for photos.

Visitors will also be able to acquire some mutant powers of their own. British performer Marc Paul, who has been dubbed the real-life Professor X, will give mind-control workshops throughout the day. »

- David Bentley

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Top 10 movie showdowns

27 October 2011 7:02 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The movies are full of one-on-one battles, not least in X-Men: First Class, which arrives on disc next week. To celebrate, here are 10 classic cinema showdowns...

Perhaps someone has dissed your woman/man, or perhaps they threaten you, your loved ones, or your way of life. Or perhaps someone within earshot uttered something none-complimentary about Bruce Campbell. Whatever the reason, when diplomacy has failed, capitulation is not an option. And when your pride - nay, your life - depends on it, sometimes there is no other choice but to confront your nemesis, roll up your sleeves and have an almighty dust-up.

The movie showdown is a trapping almost as old as movies themselves; two sworn enemies face-to-face, once and for all, knowing there can be only one victor. In celebration of cinema’s affinity with the showdown, here’s a selection of ten of the best.

Luke Skywalker vs Darth »

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Swords on screen: A swash well buckled

14 October 2011 1:48 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Action films should regress to an epoch when swords were as prevalent as guns, or forward to a time when firearms don't work

Another year, another musketeers movie. What a shame no one thought of rereleasing Richard Lester's two-parter, or even the MGM version with Gene Kelly. But no, swashbuckling on its own is no longer deemed enough to hold the attention of today's fidgety kids, so Paul Ws Anderson gussies up his The Three Musketeers with 3-D, slo-mo and ninja skills. Phew! No danger of us getting bored there, then!

I love swordfights and want to see more of them, preferably not obscured by bells and whistles. Lester's Musketeer films have some cracking examples, mostly lighthearted, though slapstick gives way to a deadly serious duel towards the end, which goes on for so long that Michael York and Christopher Lee end up tottering with exhaustion.

That fight choreographer, »

- Anne Billson

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Russell Brand And The British Invasion Of Hollywood

15 September 2011 2:53 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Russell Brand has come a long way since showing his willy on T4, or something. With the release of Arthur, he officially becomes a Hollywood leading man. And he is the latest in, what lazy journalists such as myself call, the British Invasion of Hollywood. For long gone are the days of British actors being drafted in as villains in the hope that some credibility might rub off on an otherwise generic action movie. Well, that still happens. Mark Strong seems to have cornered that market.

But now, well sir. We’re providing comic leads, thespians and superheroes. Proper superheroes! In 2012, Christian Bale (The Fighter, The Dark Knight), returns as Batman in The Dark Knight Rises. Also that year, The Amazing Spiderman will take the form of the ridiculously pretty Andrew Garfield (The Social Network, Never Let Me Go) and after that, Superman himself, The Man Of Steel, will be »

- John Sharp

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The Liam Neeson Film Collection on DVD November 1st

13 September 2011 6:32 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

A Holiday Must-Have, The Liam Neeson Film Collection

Arrives as a 10-Disc DVD Set November 1st

Get ready for action, adventure, suspense and great performances when The Liam Neeson Film Collection comes to DVD November 1 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. This is the first time a collection of this kind has been released for the star across all major studios making it a prime gift for the holidays!

Spanning 25 years of popular films starring the Academy Award® nominated actor,* The Liam Neeson Film Collection is the ultimate DVD set for any Neeson fan. Titles include: The Bounty, A Prayer for the Dying, High Spirits, Shining Through, Nell, Rob Roy, Kinsey, Kingdom of Heaven and Taken.

The Liam Neeson Film Collection contains 10 discs of Neeson.s most enthralling work including a bonus disc of special feature content for the masterpiece Kingdom of Heaven. Watch Neeson in roles as varied a »

- Melissa Howland

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Michael Caton-Jones Directing "World Without End"

28 June 2011 9:51 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Actors Cynthia Nixon, Miranda Richardson, Ben Chaplin, Peter Firth, Charlotte Riley and Tom Weston-Jones have been cast for the upcoming $44 million TV mini-series "World Without End", a Canadian co-production from Take 5 Productions, Galafilm, Tandem Communications and Scott Free Productions.

The sequel to author Ken Follett's "The Pillars of the Earth", the adaptation will start July 11, 2011, shooting in Hungary and Austria, for director Michael Caton-Jones ("Rob Roy").

"World Without End", set in the same fictional town of 'Kingsbridge' as 'Pillars of the Earth', follows the descendants of major "Pillars" characters, two centuries later, incorporating historical events of the start of the 'Hundred Years' War' and the 'Black Death', during the reign of 'King Edward III'.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Pillars Of The Earth"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Tandem & Scott Free Set Cast For $44 Million Miniseries 'World Without End'

27 June 2011 7:30 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: German-based Tandem Communications and Ridley and Tony Scott’s Scott Free Prods. have locked in the main cast of their $44 million eight-hour miniseries World Without End, a follow-up to The Pillars of the Earth, which the two companies also co-produced. Cynthia Nixon, Miranda Richardson, Ben Chaplin, Peter Firth (MI5), Charlotte Riley (The Duchess) and Tom Weston-Jones (Enlightenment) lead the cast of the mini, based on the novel by The Pillars of the Earth author Ken Follett. Michael Caton-Jones (Rob Roy) is directing from a script by John Pielmeier, who also adapted The Pillars of the Earth for Tandem and Scott Free. The two companies are co-producing World Without End with Canada's Take 5 Prods. and Galafilm. Set in England 200 years after the events in Pillars, World chronicles tough times for ordinary citizens who are being hit with enormous taxes by the King, the Church as England teeters on »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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The top 100 things I love about film

18 June 2011 8:22 AM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

This was tougher to write than my previous ultra-subjective list, detailing what I love about TV. Since there’s incalculably more hours of television floating about in the ether, the nature of film’s relative brevity makes offering sweeping and categorical opinions more daunting, as the subjects of the opinions themselves are usually held to a higher standard than their sprawling little brother. Movies generally come in smaller, easier-to-digest, two-hour bursts, which makes their analysis simultaneously more and less difficult.

On one hand, when you watch a movie, it ends and you can process it; an episode of TV, on the other, almost invariably leads into another and another and so on. Discussions of television can become odd beasts when generalizations and recommendations of shows come fast and furious only to realize that when you say someone ought to watch The Wire what you’re really suggesting is they watch about thirty movie-lengths of show. »

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New on DVD/Blu-ray: Unknown (2011)

11 June 2011 9:27 PM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Liam Neeson has done action roles before (“Batman Begins”, “Rob Roy”), but I think most people didn’t realize just how physical he could actually be in a movie until “Taken”, well, took the world by storm. “Unknown” looks and feels a lot like “Taken” (and certainly the film’s ads have tried to make the connection), though it has a much different tone. The film is, for much of its running time, a mystery first, with Neeson’s average, Everyman character at the very center of a bizarre series of events. Uncover all of it for yourself when “Unknown” arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, for Download and On Demand June 21, 2011 from Warner Home Video. Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife (January Jones) suddenly doesn’t recognize him and another man (Aidan Quinn) has assumed his identity. Ignored »

- Nix

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Exclusive: Brian Cox Talks Ironclad

7 June 2011 10:25 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Actor Brian Cox discusses his role in Ironclad, working under harsh conditions in Wales, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and much more.

Brian Cox is an actor whose career I've always admired. After more than 20 years of toiling away in small parts in TV shows, TV movies, and short films, he originated the role of Hannibal Lecter in Manhunter in 1986. After his turns in Braveheart and Rob Roy in 1995, the movie roles kept coming in at an increasing pace, with everything from action-comedies (The Long Kiss Goodnight), police thrillers (Kiss the Girls), indie sensations (Rushmore), and even a zany police comedy (Super Troopers). Brian Cox hasn't stopped working since, with a string of diverse roles in the past 10 years too lengthy to list here.

His latest project is the medieval tale Ironclad, which will be available on video on demand (VOD) formats June 8, in advance of its theatrical »

- MovieWeb

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Jessica Lange Joins ‘American Horror Story’ on FX

14 April 2011 7:55 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Jessica Lange is set to accept her next role in the new FX drama American Horror Story from the creators of Nip/Tuck and Glee, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck.

As no names had been mentioned in relation to the series before, the name of such a decorated and celebrated actress comes right out of left field (see what I did there?).

Lange has been acting primarily in film and on the stage for over 30 years, and has twice accepted Academy Awards for her talent – once for best supporting actress in Tootsie in 1982, and again for best actress in Oliver Stone’s 1994 film, Blue Sky. She has also been seen in films like Big Fish, Broken Flowers and Rob Roy.

Sadly, many of the details of American Horror Story are being held tightly under wraps. We do know ...

Click to continue reading Jessica Lange Joins ‘American Horror Story’ on FX »

- Kevin Yeoman

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Shirley Henderson: I'm every woman

3 April 2011 4:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Ghosts, little girls, Victorian do-gooders, Bridget Jones's pal . . . what can't Shirley Henderson play?

Shirley Henderson isn't famous. Or at least she hopes she isn't. "I don't think I'd be comfortable," says the actor, "if people were spotting me every five seconds. You need to be able to go about your business." Still, with more than 70 roles in TV, theatre, and film to her name, her face – angular, expressive, punctuated by thick, dark eyebrows – will be familiar to many. Children may  know her as Moaning Myrtle, the ghost from Harry Potter; others are likely to remember her as helium-voiced Jude in the Bridget Jones movies.

But the majority of Henderson's roles have been in under-the-radar indie films or TV series, with each part quite a transformation: in ITV1's May Contain Nuts – a 2009 comedy drama about pushy parents – she played an 11-year-old girl; then, in last year's Life During Wartime, »

- Laura Barnett

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Shirley Henderson: I'm every woman

3 April 2011 4:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Ghosts, little girls, Victorian do-gooders, Bridget Jones's pal . . . what can't Shirley Henderson play?

Shirley Henderson isn't famous. Or at least she hopes she isn't. "I don't think I'd be comfortable," says the actor, "if people were spotting me every five seconds. You need to be able to go about your business." Still, with more than 70 roles in TV, theatre, and film to her name, her face – angular, expressive, punctuated by thick, dark eyebrows – will be familiar to many. Children may  know her as Moaning Myrtle, the ghost from Harry Potter; others are likely to remember her as helium-voiced Jude in the Bridget Jones movies.

But the majority of Henderson's roles have been in under-the-radar indie films or TV series, with each part quite a transformation: in ITV1's May Contain Nuts – a 2009 comedy drama about pushy parents – she played an 11-year-old girl; then, in last year's Life During Wartime, »

- Laura Barnett

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News Shorts: March 30th 2011

30 March 2011 12:44 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A new poster for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides focuses on the mermaid creations made for the film.

What could be the first photo of Martin Freeman on the set of The Hobbit.

An extended description of the first two reels of "Cowboys vs. Aliens" is up at IGN.

""Hoodwinked" director Cory Edwards, who has long been attached to the "Fraggle Rock" movie, says it's up to The Weinstein Company to make a decision on what to do next, but he hasn't heard anything from them in almost a year and right now the project is in a "deep coma"..." (full details)

"First details of the story of "Piranha 3Dd" show that it will revolve around piranha making their way into swimming pools, pipes, and plumbing at a newly opened waterpark named Wilderness Waters..." (full details)

""It's part personal film, part Gothic romance, part Halloween show. If I »

- Garth Franklin

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The James Clayton Column: Liam Neeson's lost identity

9 March 2011 1:57 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Unknown sees Liam Neeson stuck in the middle of an identity crisis. James’ advice? Follow the example of acting chameleon Johnny Depp

In the film, Unknown, a man who looks and sounds remarkably like Liam Neeson suddenly finds himself in very distressing circumstances. Landing in Berlin, this middle-aged American male gets into the back of a taxi that's subsequently struck by a low-flying fridge, which sends the vehicle crashing off a bridge and into a river.

These sorts of freak incidents involving unsecured white goods can happen. This is why it's essential to take out travel insurance.

Waking up in hospital after four days in a coma, the man is shaken, his memory a little hazy and there's no sign of his beloved wife who arrived with him in Germany. He's also lost all forms of identification, his passport, phone, driving license, etc., but he knows who he is. He »

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Liam Neeson interview: Unknown, Taken 2, Krull, Star Wars, Darkman and more

2 March 2011 7:51 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

With action thriller Unknown out in cinemas this week, we chat to actor Liam Neeson about his greatest geek films and the possibility of a Taken sequel…

I'm actually at a slight loss as to how to introduce Liam Neeson. He's a magnificent actor, who's been in my life for decades, always defying expectations and as adept at portraying heartbreak in the likes of Love Actually as he is at breaking bones in Taken.

His geek credentials run far and deep, from John Boorman's Excalibur back in 1981, as one of the heroic thieves in the mighty Krull, playing the redneck brother to Patrick Swayze and Bill Paxton in Next Of Kin, as the tormented Peyton Westlake in Darkman, before a tremendous dramatic run including Schindler's List, Nell, Rob Roy and Michael Collins led him to become a Jedi Knight in The Phantom Menace.

The list of Neeson's towering performances is incredible, »

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Weekly Poll Results: Best Liam Neeson Movie

23 February 2011 2:34 PM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

Well, based on all the awards and critical acclaim, it's hard to argue with Schindler's List as being Liam Neeson's greatest achievement as an actor to date, although he didn't win the Oscar for it himself. I did kind of expect some of his popcorn flicks to get a little more love in last week's poll, but in the end, Spielberg's masterpiece took a commanding 42% of the votes, with Taken coming in second with half as many. Batman Begins and Darkman were both neck in neck for 3rd and 4th place respectively, followed by Rob Roy. Surprisingly, Star Wars: Episode I did not end up in dead last. Go figure. 1. Schindler's List -- 42.3% 2. Taken -- 21.6% 3. Batman Begins -- 9.4% 4. Darkman -- 9.2% 5. Rob Roy -- 5.1% 6. Krull -- 4.3% 7. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace -- 3.5% 8. Husbands and Wives -- 1.9% 9. Michael Collins -- 1.3% 9. Kinsey -- 1.3%

For More Daily Movie Goodness, »

- Sean

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The reinvention of Liam Neeson: As an action star, he's an aging, and ageless, dynamo

21 February 2011 7:59 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Liam Neeson is 58 years old, but that fact alone doesn’t render him unique as an action star. Bruce Willis, still pounding the catch phrases and leaping with a grin out of speeding vehicles, will be 56 in just a few weeks (his shaved head lends him a lean-and-mean aerodynamic appeal), and Sylvester Stallone, who anchored last summer’s the-’80s-are-back-and-they’re-still-schlocky-as-hell kick-ass hit The Expendables with his sleepy glower and still-ripply physique, is now 65. But when you watch Bruce or Sly, at least in action films, you know on some level that they’re feeding off the fumes of their glory days. »

- Owen Gleiberman

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At what point did Liam Neeson become a bad-ass?

25 January 2011 5:23 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

With Taken, the former dramatic heavyweight, Liam Neeson, transformed into an unlikely yet convincing action star. Ti charts the rise of the new, bad-ass Neeson…

Please note: there's a spoiler for Batman Begins in this feature.

If you had told me five years ago that Liam Neeson, he of Schindler's List, would have become one of Hollywood's leading action men, I would have laughed in your face. Sure, he had been a Jedi Knight and punched Christian Bale a few times in Batman Begins (and let's not forget Darkman all that time ago), but the man is primarily a serious drama actor known for biopics such as Rob Roy, Michael Collins, Kinsey and waiting forever to become Spielberg's Lincoln (though Daniel Day-Lewis has now reportedly been cast in the role).

If he's not biopic-ing, he's mentoring. In fact, I'd have said that Liam Neeson was Hollywood's Mentor of Choice rather than Man of Action. »

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