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“Faith is an island in the setting sun,/ but proof is the bottom line for everyone,” wrote a certain songwriter who could well be among a wealth of treasures spilled onto the shores of this week’s nominations. But is an island a place to escape reality, or face it? An adventure where dreams come true, like that of 1970s series Fantasy Island featuring the smooth-talking Ricardo Montalbán and his squeaky sidekick, Tattoo, played by Hervé Villechaize? Or a place where hopes are dashed on the rocks of isolated despair, as in Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, before the protagonist eventually finds inner strength and friendship in Friday? The answer must surely include both – song takes us to a new place, but also seeks a new perspective from it. »
- Peter Kimpton
Europe’s biggest movie financier-producer Studiocanal, galvanized by “Paddington’s” $200 million-plus to-date box office worldwide, the highest gross ever for an family film released by a non-u.S. studio, looks set to drive even more into filmed family entertainment.
“Paddington” was financed, distributed and sold by Studiocanal. The film is scheduled to open in China next month and has a 2016 date for Japan. It should cross at least $250 million in global box office, “the level of a significant success for a family movie,” Courson said.
“We have to be selective, work with strong brands, top talent, take the time we need,” Courson said. But, “obviously, the result on ‘Paddington’ is a strong incentive to us and the partners on the movie to work on a sequel, and a strong incentive for »
- John Hopewell
For the next three hours, the best of 2014's television will be celebrated at a lavish ceremony starring everyone from Danny Dyer to the bloke from The Chase.
So grab a cup of tea, prepare for madness and enjoy Ant & Dec winning the Best TV Presenter(s) trophy, as Digital Spy takes you through the evening from 7.30pm.
22:03So there we have it for another year! A pretty darn well-run ship by Dermot, and a generally enjoyable show. What did you think of the winners? Any big snubs? All in agreement? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for joining us!
22:02Of course, one more mention of Mrs Brown before the end.
22:00Claudia Winkleman can be seen going "What? »
3 items from 2015
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