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Locarno — Lionel Baier: ‘Families Are the Most Dangerous Social Group on Earth’

6 August 2015 9:26 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Playing next week at Locarno’s Piazza Grande — one sign of a potential crowd-pleaser — “Vanity” (“La Vanité”) is the seventh movie from Lionel Baier, one of Switzerland’s young filmmakers with a fairly high international profile. His scribe-helmer credits include  “Another Man” (2008), “Longwave” (2013), and “Stupid Boy” (2004).

Pedro Almodovar muse Carmen Maura, who won a 2012 Cesar for Philippe Le Guay’s “Service Entrance,” and Patrick Lapp (“Longwave”) star in “Vanity,” a euthanasia comedy produced by Bande à Part Films, founded by Baier and fellow filmmakers Ursula Meier, Jean-Stephane Bron and Frederic Mermoud.

World premiered in Cannes’ Acid sidebar, “Vanity” will be released in France via Happiness Distribution; Frenetic will open it in Switzerland. Loic Magneron’s Wide Management handles “Vanity” international rights. In “Vanity,” a terminally ill man decides to end it all with the help of a pro-euthanasia association. A day is scheduled, but it begins to looks like his »

- Emilio Mayorga

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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: Third Harry Potter Movie a Major Letdown. Is CGI Enough to Create On-Screen Magic?

6 June 2015 7:20 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' poster. With Daniel Radcliffe. Rupert Grint. Emma Watson. 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' quiz question: Does state-of-the-art CGI equal movie magic? (Oscar Movie Series) Alfonso Cuarón seems like an odd choice for director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third installment in the Harry Potter movie series. That is, if one thinks only of Cuarón's pre-Harry Potter sleeper hit, the François Truffaut-esque Y tu mamá también, while ignoring two of his earlier efforts, the critically acclaimed A Little Princess and the moderately respected Great Expectations. This time around, working with a reported $130 million budget (approx. $163 million in 2015), state-of-the-art special effects, and the Harry Potter franchise, Cuarón surely could do no wrong. At the box office, that is. For although Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is stylistically superior to Chris Columbus' previous work in the series, »

- Andre Soares

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Matthew Weiner: Mad Men was my mistress – I'm tired of keeping secrets

1 June 2015 3:07 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Show’s creator marvels that ‘150 people kept the ending secret for a year’ and says anyone should be able to write female characters, regardless of gender

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner says he feels like he’s “back to zero” since the final episode of his hit television show aired to audiences after seven seasons.

Speaking to a full house at the Sydney Town Hall as part of the 2015 Vivid festival, Weiner compared himself to Miss Havisham from Great Expectations, going from running a team of 450 to packing up the detritus of seven years on the show.

Related: Life after Mad Men | Eva Wiseman

Related: Mad Men: 11 things Matthew Weiner revealed about the finale

Before there was something calling trolling, there was something called dramatic tension

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- Nancy Groves

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Tabu replaces Rekha in Fitoor

27 May 2015 3:31 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Abhishek Kapoor's next Fitoor, has been in the news since the film commenced shooting earlier this year. However now we hear that the cast of the film has undergone a major change. In fact we hear that Rekha, who was to play the character of Miss Havisham in Kapoor's adaptation of Charles Dicken's novel Great Expectations, has walked out of the film.

Apparently, Rekha chose to walk out of the film since she was unhappy with the rushes of the film shown to her. When she approached the production house regarding her decision, the makers of the film went into tizzy. However, the day was saved when the Haider actress, Tabu accepted to play the role. The problem however now is that Rekha's sequences will have to be reshot with Tabu, Aditya and Katrina and getting the dates of the lead actors isn't going to be easy.

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UK TV ratings: Eurovision 2015 averages 6.6 million on BBC One

24 May 2015 2:59 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest averaged more than 6.6 million viewers, overnight figures indicate.

The music event, which saw Sweden's Måns Zelmerlöw come out on top, appealed to 6.64m (35.8%) from 8pm on BBC One.

The Eurovision coverage helped BBC One win primetime overall on the night, with a 29% share compared to ITV's 20.6%.

Despite suffering a large drop from last week, Britain's Got Talent still drew 7.41m (35.2%) on ITV and a further 295k (1.4%) on +1.

Elsewhere on ITV, Ninja Warrior UK continued with 3.9m (23.9%) and Play to the Whistle entertained 1.83m (8.9%).

BBC Two's coverage of the Rhs Chelsea Flower Show managed 1.15m (5.5%). An airing of the 2012 adaptation of Great Expectations followed with 764k (3.9%) from 9pm.

On Channel 4, The World's Most Extreme was watched by 579k (2.8%) during the 8pm hour, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes took 742k (3.8%).

The latest Big Brother highlights attracted 594k (2.9%) from 9.20pm. CSI intrigued 598k (3.5%) afterwards. »

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Robert De Niro Will Be The Comedian For Mike Newell

21 May 2015 7:11 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The great thing about being Robert De Niro is that any project you want to make will eventually get off the ground, even if based on your star power alone. Such is the case with The Comedian, an Art Linson-scribed drama that De Niro has been trying to make for years, first with Martin Scorsese then with Sean Penn. Now, the two-time Oscar winner is finally moving ahead with the project, having secured Donnie Brasco helmer Mike Newell to sit behind the camera.

De Niro will portray an accomplished insult comic, possibly inspired by Don Rickles. Linson previously penned Hollywood satire What Just Happened (which De Niro starred in), and he’ll also be producing here. Interestingly enough, the stand-up material was written by Jeffrey Ross, best known for his digs during Comedy Central and Friars Club celebrity roasts.

2015 is proving to be an unusually fruitful year for the veteran actor, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Robert De Niro’s ‘The Comedian’ Taps Mike Newell to Direct

20 May 2015 6:48 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mike Newell has come on board to direct Robert De Niro’s drama “The Comedian,” based on Art Linson’s script, with plans to begin production in New York in November.

Linson will produce with Courtney Solomon and Atmosphere’s Mark Canton, who are both financing.

De Niro will play a Don Rickles-style standup comic who specializes in insults, with the script’s standup material written by Comedy Central Roast mainstay Jeffrey Ross.

De Niro will be seen later this year in Warner Bros.’ “The Intern” opposite Anne Hathaway and in David O. Russell’s “Joy,” playing the father of Jennifer Lawrence’s character.

Newell’s credits include “Great Expectations,” “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” and “Prince of Persia: Sands of Time.”

De Niro is repped by CAA. Newell is repped by Wme and Independent Talent.

The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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- Dave McNary

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Fashion designer Niharika Khan quits Fitoor

6 May 2015 6:05 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Adapted from a timeless Charles Dickens classic 'Great Expectations', Fitoor has all eyes on it considering the fresh pairing of Katrina Kaif and Aditya Roy Kapur. What also adds to the grandeur are the costumes of the actors. However, it seems that National Award winning designer Niharika Khan, who was creating costumes for the film, suddenly decided to make an exit. Niharika Khan, after working on the film's costumes for over a year, completed more than 50 percent of the film's work. However, her sudden exit has set many tongues wagging. Speculations are on the rise that the designer's unprofessionalism has cost her the film. But a source close to the production house denies it and claims that her one year contract with them has ended which resulted in her exit. However, Niharika Khan has a different story to tell. According to the popular fashion designer who has also »

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Lara Dutta shoots for Fitoor despite her fractured leg

29 April 2015 4:29 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

If you are one of those who wanted to know where Lara Dutta vanished, here is some news for you. The actress fractured her ankle recently and was in a lot of pain during the shoot of her upcoming film Fitoor, which is an adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel 'Great Expectations'. Lara Dutta, who plays a high-profile art curator and gallery owner, who spots Aditya Roy Kapur's artistic talent in the film, is reportedly undergoing physiotherapy sessions for the injury. Despite the fact that she had been advised to go easy on her work, Lara chose to honour her film commitment and reported to Fitoor's shooting, despite having an injured leg. Produced by Utv, Fitoor is slated to release on February 12, 2016. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Why 2001 was the best year in film history

28 April 2015 12:03 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century.  Click here for a complete list of our essays. "Mulholland Drive." "Donnie Darko." "Spirited Away." "Ghost World." "The Royal Tenenbaums." "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring." "Wet Hot American Summer." "Pulse." "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." If you're not stunned by the sheer variety of greatness in the above list of films, you probably won't be on board with my argument for 2001 as the greatest year in movie history. And if you're puzzled by the exclusion of "A Beautiful Mind," then you might as well stop reading now. "A Beautiful Mind," of course, won Best Picture at the Oscars the following year, an honor that felt undeserved at the time and positively baffles in hindsight. The Ron Howard-directed drama was an ephemeral triumph, the kind of middle-of-the-road Hollywood »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Abhishek Kapoor to marry girlfriend Pragya in May

25 April 2015 6:28 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Abhishek Kapoor aka Gattu who has been living in with girlfriend Pragya for quite some time now, has finally decided to tie the knot with her on May 4 at Isckon Temple in Juhu, Mumbai. Long ago, before the release of the Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkummar Rao starrer Kai Po Che, Abhishek had expressed his desire to settle down but since there hasn't been any news about the director's personal life. And now, the filmmaker has decided to take his relationship to the next level. However, we hear that the ceremony will be private affair along with a few friends and family. Abhishek Kapoor's girlfriend Pragya is of Indian origin from Sweden. While her parents reside there, the couple took the effort to finalize a date as per the convenience of the two families. On the other hand, the filmmaker is also busy with his films, considering that he is »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Armando Iannucci working on David Copperfield movie with BBC Films

25 March 2015 4:25 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Armando Iannucci is to work on a film adaptation of Charles Dickens' David Copperfield with the BBC.

The writer and director will team with producer Simon Blackwell on the movie, one of the new works announced as part of BBC Films' 25-year anniversary plans.

Iannucci previously worked with BBC Films on 2009 satire In the Loop.

Also announced is an adaptation of Julian Barnes' Man Booker Prize-winning novel The Sense of an Ending. Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox) will direct the project, while playwright Nick Payne provides the screenplay.

As part of the anniversary season, Sophia Fiennes will also make the documentary Grace Jones - The Musical of My Life, taking a closer look at the career of the singer.

Ricky Gervais will also work with the BBC on Life on the Road. The film will find his character David Brent as a travelling salesman attempting to become a rock star. »

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Armando Iannucci working on David Copperfield movie with BBC Films

25 March 2015 4:25 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Armando Iannucci is to work on a film adaptation of Charles Dickens' David Copperfield with the BBC.

The writer and director will team with producer Simon Blackwell on the movie, one of the new works announced as part of BBC Films' 25-year anniversary plans.

Iannucci previously worked with BBC Films on 2009 satire In the Loop.

Also announced is an adaptation of Julian Barnes' Man Booker Prize-winning novel The Sense of an Ending. Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox) will direct the project, while playwright Nick Payne provides the screenplay.

As part of the anniversary season, Sophia Fiennes will also make the documentary Grace Jones - The Musical of My Life, taking a closer look at the career of the singer.

Ricky Gervais will also work with the BBC on Life on the Road. The film will find his character David Brent as a travelling salesman attempting to become a rock star. »

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Katrina Kaif bangs her car on the sets of Fitoor

18 March 2015 5:49 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

After an extensive shoot schedule in Kashmir, the cast and crew of Fitoor are currently completing a major part of the film in Delhi. During the shoot, however, there was a small accident on the sets of the film. Apparently, Katrina Kaif was supposed to drive a convertible in one of the scenes of the film. But without realizing that one of the doors of the car is open, Katrina started driving it with a camera set in front of it. Suddenly, the crew's attention turned towards the sound of loud crash when the opened door of the car had smashed into one of the walls. Recollecting the incident, Katrina mentioned that she was taken aback by the sudden turn of events but it was Aditya Roy Kapur's behavior that left her mighty surprised. Terming her co-star Aditya as a 'method' actor, Kat added that while the entire crew was concerned of her safety, »

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Watch: Breathtaking Supercut Celebrates The Work Of Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki

4 March 2015 11:25 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Emmanuel Lubezki might not be a household name the way Brad PittGeorge Clooney, or Ben Affleck are, but he’s worked with all those A-listers and countless others during the course of his impressive 30-year career behind the camera. A multi-award winner with such films as “The Tree of Life,” “Ali,” “Children of Men,” “Y Tu Mamá También,” and “The Birdcage” under his belt, he is one of the best cinematographers working today. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized his talents yet again this year, though this time in historic fashion; he became only the fifth ever cinematographer to win back-to-back Oscars (for “Birdman” and “Gravity”). The man’s work is just amazing. In a mere four and a half minutes, one Vimeo user, has paid gorgeous tribute to Lubezki. Combining snippets from the above films, as well as “Great Expectations,” “Meet Joe Black,” “Burn After Reading, »

- Zach Hollwedel

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Celebrity Wedding Planner Mindy Weiss on the Best New Wedding Décor Trends to Watch For—Get the Scoop!

13 February 2015 2:25 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Forget all-white everything and subtle pastels—the new wedding décor trends to watch for are bold, unique and, best of all, eye-catching. Mindy Weiss, a wedding planner to the stars who curated Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson's Great Expectations-themed wedding as well as Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden's surprise at-home nuptials, has an official forecast for the best new wedding trends this season. Weiss partnered with Wedding Paper Divas to give a first look at the décor styles we'll see for 2015 celebrity weddings. Weiss describes Asian-inspired chinoiserie—a European- and Chinese-influenced art that often features intricate floral details—as "big on the runway, big »

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Complete Buffy reviews: Pangs

28 January 2015 11:54 AM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

We've had Christmas. We've had Halloween. Now it's the turn of the Thanksgiving special episode to take a seat in Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Pangs is the story in question – fans of both this series and Angel had a teaser of sorts in the concluding moments of the previous Angel episode, The Bachelor Party. Angel's friend, Doyle had one of those mind-cracking visions which paved the way for Buffy to make her first cameo appearance in the spin-off show. So what better opportunity to bring Angel temporarily back to Sunnydale?

"The mantra of “Want. Take. Have” doesn't belong in this season of Buffy, and Pangs explores this wistful notion in greater detail."

It's a common theme of this episode in that the characters are experiencing pangs for things or people that are far out of their reach. Buffy wants a nice normal family Thanksgiving, but can't have the real »

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25 Films We Can’t Wait to see in 2015

27 January 2015 3:44 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

By Rima Bhatia and Stacey Yount

With big stars, great directors, romance, dance, drama and thrills, it certainly looks as if 2015 is going to be a fabulous year at the movies! Being the Bollywood fans that we are, we all had a list of movies we were looking forward to seeing this year. We started off at 10 but then kept thinking ‘oh wait this movie’ and we have to add that, so check out the 25 films we can’t wait to see in 2015!

Shamitabh

Starring – Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan

Director – R Balki

Producer – Sunil Lulla, R Balki, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, R. K. Damani, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Sunil Manchanda, Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor and Dhanush

Music – Ilaiyaraaja

Release Date – February 6th

Scripted and directed by R. Balki and featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush and Akshara Haasan in her debut, Shamitabh has been in the news since August 2013 when initial reports on »

- Stacey Yount

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Is Rahul Bhat playing Bilawal Bhutto in Fitoor

22 January 2015 9:56 PM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

If sources are to be believed, the Ugly actor Rahul Bhat would be playing a character very similar to Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in Abhishek Kapoor's Fitoor. Says a source close to the project, "The character is that of a young Pakistani politician from a powerful political family. Rahul Bhat has been asked to model his looks and clothes on Bilawal." While the actor refrained from comment a source in-the-know informs, "Rahul's character is named Bilaal and he is very much like Bilawal. He is paired opposite Katrina Kaif." It remains to be seen how a politician from Pakistan in Kashmir is shown to be affiliated to Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, the source for Fitoor. But if Shakespeare's Macbeth can fit into Vishal Bhardwaj's Kashmir in Haider why not Dickens in Kashmir? »

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Rahul Bhatt joins the cast of Fitoor

20 January 2015 12:20 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Rahul Bhatt, last seen in Anurag Kashyap’s much-acclaimed Ugly, has now joined the cast of Abhishek Kapoor’s (Rock On & Kai Po Che) Fitoor. Rahul’s role is said to create a love triangle between that of Aditya and Katrina’s characters.

Fitoor is being produced by Utv and is written by Abhishek Kapoor himself and Supratik Sen who has earlier written screenplays of Kai Po Che and Kaminey.

Based on Charles DickensGreat Expectations and stars Rekha as Miss Havisham rechristened Begum, Aditya Roy Kapoor as Pip rechristened as Noor and Katrina Kaif as Estella rechristened Firdaus. The film also stars Akshay Oberoi and Ajay Devgn in a special role. Apart from the above confirmed cast members Lara Dutta is also rumoured to be featuring in the film.

The first schedule of the film has been completed in Kashmir and the film is slated for a December 25th 2015 release. »

- Prathna Tiwari

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