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12 items from 2014


Les Arcs celebrates diverse crop of Ireland films

21 December 2014 7:18 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Lobster [pictured] is presented as case study in co-production market.

The sixth edition of the Les Arcs European Film Festival turned its focus on Ireland with an aim to celebrate its cinematic beauty and history, and in turn, its filmic opportunities.

While the festival’s co-founders Guillaume Calop and Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin mentioned in an opening statement that this year had seen a persistent crisis within the European Union (EU) and a loss of confidence in its benefits, Geraldine Byrne Nason (Ambassador of Ireland to France) commented that “things were looking up for Ireland, and that the festival had clearly captured the essence of arts and culture that is very important for the EU.”

The festival’s ‘Irish Focus’ programming included 14 films, including older favourites such as John Crowley’s Intermission, Jim Sheridan’s In the Name of the Father and Neil Jordan’s Michael Collins to more recent movies like John Carney’s Once, Alicia Duffy’s [link »

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Les Arcs unveils 2014 film line-up

6 November 2014 8:59 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ruben Ostlund’s Force Majeure to screen atop 3,200m high Aiguille Rouge Mountain at Alpine festival.

Susanne Bier’s A Second Chance, Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank and Gerard Johnson’s Hyena are among the titles set to compete at the sixth edition of Les Arcs European Film Festival (Dec 13-20) in the heart of the French Alps.

Festival co-founders Pierre Emmanuel Fleurantin and Guillaume Calop said the event’s focus on Europe was more relevant than ever as its citizens posed questions about the future of the region amid the ongoing economic crisis.

We continue to believe in a united Europe where together we can safeguard our cultures and ways of life without renouncing progress,” they said in a joint statement.  “Across the new line-up, each country shows off the best of its cinema.”

The titles in the competition, selected by artistic director Frédéric Boyer, will compete for the festival’s top prize, the Crystal »

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Alan Rickman to Receive Camerimage’s Kieslowski Award

5 November 2014 2:04 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — British actor-director Alan Rickman is to receive the Camerimage film festival’s Krzysztof Kieslowski Award.

Rickman will present his latest film as a director and actor, “Little Chaos,” at the fest. The pic, which is set within the court of Louis Xiv, looks at the struggle of women in a patriarchal society. Its main protagonist is landscape architect Sabine de Barra, played by Kate Winslet. After the screening, Rickman will meet the audience for a Q&A session.

In a statement, the festival said: “Alan Rickman has always been a wonderful partner for all sorts of filmmakers, using his greatest actor’s attributes — voice, physicality, movement — to help them in creating brave new cinematic worlds.”

His thesping career has embraced the gamut of filmmaking.

Credits include memorable roles in Hollywood action-adventure pics, like the cunning and sarcastic Hans Gruber in “Die Hard,” and the charming yet wicked Sheriff of »

- Leo Barraclough

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Village Roadshow Hires Bonni Lee, former Geffen Pictures President

2 October 2014 3:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Village Roadshow Pictures has named veteran executive Bonni Lee as senior VP of production.

Lee, who has worked for David Geffen and Robert Redford, will report to cchairman and CEO Bruce Berman.

“It is our great fortune to have someone like Bonni, a unique talent with impeccable taste and an enviable track record to match,” Berman said. “Her creative insight and depth of experience will be invaluable in shaping our business approach.”

Lee previously developed TV and feature films through her company Mighty Hula Pictures with a production deal at Dreamworks.

Prior to that, she was president of David Geffen’s Geffen Pictures, overseeing “M. Butterfly,” “Interview with the Vampire” and “Michael Collins,” and president of Redford’s Wildwood Entertainment, overseeing “Incident at Oglala” and “A River Runs Through It.”

She also worked as VP at Warner Bros.’ feature division where she brought on Tim Burton to direct “Pee Wee »

- Dave McNary

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - The Honourable Woman, Scandal

21 August 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Educating Yorkshire: One Year On: Channel 4 - 9pm

Channel 4 returns to Thornhill Community Academy in Dewsbury 12 months after shooting its award-winning documentary series.

A year after bringing the nation to tears by overcoming his stutter, Mushy is now at college, while Mr Mitchell, Mr Steer and Mr Burton are readying themselves for Gcse results day.

The Honourable Woman: BBC Two - 9pm

Hugo Blick's political thriller concludes. A thrilling climax in the desert wastelands sees Nessa (Maggie Gyllenhaal) fighting to save both her life and that of the kidnapped child as she attempts to make her way home.

Meanwhile, Hayden-Hoyle (Stephen Rea) uncovers that Nessa has been manipulated both by people close to her and by governments intent on exploiting her work.

Scandal: Sky Living - 9pm

The third season of Sky Living's hot Us import continues, as Mellie (Bellamy Young) and Cyrus »

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Liam Neeson heading to Zurich

21 August 2014 3:39 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Taken star to present new thriller A Walk Among the Tombstones.

Oscar-nominated actor Liam Neeson is to present crime drama A Walk Among the Tombstones at this year’s Zurich Film Festival (Sep 25 - Oct 5).

The film, written and directed by Scott Frank (Out of Sight), will screen as part of the festival’s gala premieres strand on Oct 3 at the Cinema Corso.

Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, the films stars Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-nypd cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law.

When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and brutally murdered his wife, the Pi learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime. Scudder races to track them through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again.

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- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Liam Neeson's 5 best movie roles: Schindler's List, Batman Begins

28 February 2014 9:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Liam Neeson is back on the big screen this week with Non-Stop, the action-packed, whodunnit thriller that will have audiences on the edge of their seat throughout.

Whilst undeniably in his element as troubled air marshal Bill Marks, there is more to Neeson than the action tough guy that he has become so well-loved for following thrillers such as Taken and Unknown.

The Northern Irish actor has a back catalogue heaving with strong films and has played such a diverse variety of characters you can be forgiven for forgetting it's him on screen.

To help jog your memory, we at Digital Spy have picked Liam Neeson's five best movie roles below:

Schindler's List (1993)

Neeson took on the lead role of Oskar Schindler in perhaps one of the most acclaimed films of all time. Known to reduce even the toughest soul to tears, Schindler's List explores the true story of Schindler, »

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'Non-Stop' Review - Liam Neeson is a dependable action hero in likable pulp

27 February 2014 9:03 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Liam Neeson brings old school heroism as air marshal fighting onboard bombers in pulpy action movie "Non-Stop." Liam Neeson may point to blockbuster dramas like Schindler’s List and Michael Collins as the highlights of his acting career but to the delight of week in/week out moviegoers he’s become the most dependable action star around. Neeson continues to polish his tough guy rep; at the youthful age of 61 no less, headlining silly, entertaining Non-Stop as U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks; a struggling alcoholic battling onboard bombers holding a transatlantic jet hostage and setting up Marks as the culprit. Director Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan, House of Wax) launches the in-flight action early in the movie and keeps the thrills flowing fast enough for Neeson to bulldoze his way through any and all moments of narrative disbelief involving poison darts, ringing mobile phones and little girls »

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'Non-Stop' Review - Lian Neeson is a dependable action hero in likable pulp

27 February 2014 9:03 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Liam Neeson brings old school heroism as air marshal fighting onboard bombers in pulpy action movie "Non-Stop." Liam Neeson may point to blockbuster dramas like Schindler’s List and Michael Collins as the highlights of his acting career but to the delight of week in/week out moviegoers he’s become the most dependable action star around. Neeson continues to polish his tough guy rep; at the youthful age of 61 no less, headlining silly, entertaining Non-Stop as U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks; a struggling alcoholic battling onboard bombers holding a transatlantic jet hostage and setting up Marks as the culprit. Director Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan, House of Wax) launches the in-flight action early in the movie and keeps the thrills flowing fast enough for Neeson to bulldoze his way through any and all moments of narrative disbelief involving poison darts, ringing mobile phones and little girls »

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The 24-Hour Non-Stop Liam Neeson Ass-Kicking Marathon

27 February 2014 6:19 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Who stops Liam Neeson? No one stops Liam Neeson. Liam Neeson is Non-Stop. He won.t stop, he can.t stop. He.s in Non-Stop and he.s Non-Stop because you can.t stop him, he.s unstoppable. Why would you stop watching Liam Neeson kicking ass Non-Stop when you could see him delivering beatdowns Non-Stop? He.s unstoppable, and you deserve some Non-Stop Liam Neeson before Non-Stop hits theaters and you can.t stop watching Non Stop on a non-stop loop. We.ve compiled your ideal 24-hour marathon of Liam Neeson thrillers, all action pictures where Neeson pummels and batters villains. It makes sense you.d be a little excited for the 61-year-old actor to take down fools one more time, so why not a full day.s worth of the towering blue-eyed Irish-accented star of such prestige fare as Schindler.s List, Michael Collins and Ethan Frome? Let's »

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Review: 'Non-Stop,' Starring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Corey Stoll And Scoot McNairy

26 February 2014 9:17 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Since 2009's surprise hit "Taken," Liam Neeson, an actor formerly known for his serious performances in things like "Schindler's List" and "Michael Collins," has taken up residence as a go-to action icon. In the last few years he's been "Taken" twice (with a third installment on the way), battled a nasty nest of aquatic aliens in "Battleship," and been mercilessly hunted by a pack of wild wolves in the admirably grim "The Grey." With his massive frame and his gravelly voice that sounds like he's continually just finished off several dozen cigarettes, he's the rare action star who actually seems like he could handle the preposterous situations he's dealt. And in his latest thriller, "Non-Stop," that situation is pretty preposterous indeed: this time the star is cast as an alcoholic air marshal accused of hijacking a transatlantic flight. Thankfully, no wolves are on the plane. When "Non-Stop" starts, Neeson's Bill Marks »

- Drew Taylor

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The top 10 movie performances of Alan Rickman

13 February 2014 8:49 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Top 10 Simon Brew 14 Feb 2014 - 06:13

Die Hard, Robin Hood and Harry Potter are just a few highlights of Alan Rickman's movie career. We pick our favourite Rickman roles...

Because we are human beings who like things that are good, it goes without saying that we love Alan Rickman. One of the finest British screen actors of his generation - and a few others too - he's had a varied career, taking in memorable Hollywood villains to smaller independent fare. But what amongst his film roles (and we've focused on films that got a cinema release) are our favourites? Glad you asked...

10. Dogma

Kevin Smith's fourth film in some ways remains his most ambitious. In casting terms certainly, and the involvement of Alan Rickman led to the writer-director warning long time collaborator Jason Mewes that he "didn't want to piss off that Rickman dude".

Wearing 100-pound wings and »

- sarahd

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