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Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman to Star in Big Little Lies Limited Series; David E. Kelley to Serve as Writer/Showrunner

25 November 2014 12:30 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are poised to make a big move to the small screen.

The Oscar winners are developing a limited series based on the New York Times best-selling novel Big Little Lies, TVLine has learned.

The pair, whose respective production companies optioned the rights to Liane Moriarty’s comic tale earlier this year (with an eye toward turning it into a feature film), would star and produce.

Additionally, David E. Kelley — who’s coming off of CBS’ The Crazy Ones — is set to pen the adaptation as well as serve as showrunner.

The project will be shopped around in the coming weeks. »

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BAFTA to Host Ethan Hawke Retrospective

19 November 2014 5:26 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will fete Ethan Hawke with a career retrospective on Dec. 18.

The event is part of “BAFTA: A Life in Pictures,” a series of onstage interviews in which “some of the film world’s leading talent share insights into the experiences that helped them hone and develop their craft,” BAFTA said.

The series has previously hosted Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Meryl Streep, David Fincher and Cate Blanchett, among others. Recordings of previous events in the series are available at http://guru.bafta.org/features/a-life-in-pictures.

Hawke first came to prominence in 1989 in “Dead Poets Society,” since when he has starred in more than 40 films, including “Reality Bites,” “Gattaca,” “Great Expectations,” “Assault on Precinct 13,” “The Purge” and “Woman in the Fifth.” In 2002, his role in “Training Day,” opposite Denzel Washington, earned him an Oscar nomination for supporting actor.

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- Leo Barraclough

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Abhishek Kapoor’s Fitoor Goes to the Floor

16 November 2014 3:39 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Starring Rekha, Katrina Kaif and Aditya Roy Kapur, the Abhishek Kapoor directed film Fitoor began filming today! A take on the classic novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, it tells the tale of an artist named Noor (Kapur), his muse Firdaus (Kaif) and the Begum (Rekha).

Talking about the exciting project, Abhishek Kapoor said, “Fitoor is a story of grand passion, beauty and love. The entire team is charged about what it promises to be. We’re inspired to go all-out and give it our best.”

Fitoor will be released December 2015!

The post Abhishek Kapoor’s Fitoor Goes to the Floor appeared first on BollySpice. »

- Stacey Yount

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Aditi Rao Hydari to play younger version of Rekha in Fitoor

14 November 2014 4:47 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

After her recent cameo in Khoobsurat, Aditi Rao Hydari will now play the famous Miss Havisham in the Bollywood adaptation of the Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations titled Fitoor. While the elder version of the wealthy spinster will be portrayed by the evergreen actress Rekha, Aditi Rao Hydari will be appearing in the film as a younger version of the actress. Set amidst the beautiful locales of Kashmir, Fitoor traces the journey of the artist Noor who meets the charming and graceful Firdaus (who later turns his muse) and adding the twist to their love story is the eccentric Begum. Parts of the film will also be shot in Delhi and London. Aditya Roy Kapur and Katrina Kaif have been roped in for the lead roles. Speculations also state that Ajay Devgn may do a cameo in the film which is based on the lines of Abel Magwitch, a »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Ajay Devgn to do a cameo in Fitoor

5 November 2014 9:33 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Ajay Devgn has been in the news of late first for the success of his film Singham Returns and for his upcoming release Action Jackson. Now we hear that Ajay will also be seen in the Aditya Roy Kapur, Katrina Kaid and Rekha starrer Fitoor. Apparently, Devgn will be seen doing a cameo in the film that is being directed by Abhishek Kapoor of Kai Po Che fame. As for his character in the film, Ajay Devgn will be seen playing the part of Muuszzam, who will be seen working closely with Aditya's character in the film. While the first schedule of the film is expected to start this November we hear that Ajay's cameo was initially to be done by Sushant Singh Rajput. Fitoor which is based on Indian version of Charles Dicken's classic novel 'Great Expectations', stars Aditya Roy Kapur, Katrina Kaif and Rekha in lead roles. »

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Qed to sell Magic City feature

31 October 2014 12:44 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Olga Kurylenko, Danny Huston and Kelly Lynch will star in the adaptation that Qed will introduce at Afm.

Len Blavatnik of AI Film, Brett Ratner of RatPac and Gerry Schwartz of Onex Corporation will produce and finance with Steve Bing of Shangri-La Entertainment, Alan J Helene and Glazer producing.

Mitch Glazer, who created the Starz drama series, will write and direct the 1962-set tale of a Miami Beach hotel owner fighting to succeed against a backdrop of gangsters, hoteliers, spies and socialites.

Glazer most recently wrote and produced with Qed the upcoming 2015 release Rock The Kasbah. He previously directed Passion Play and has written such films as Scrooged, The Recruit and Great Expectations.

“Mitch is a fantastic creative partner and we’re thrilled to collaborate with him again,” said Qed CEO Bill Block. “We loved Magic City the series and know that with Mitch’s sensational script and this outstanding »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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'Magic City' Movie Planned with Willis, Murray and Original Cast

31 October 2014 12:01 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Magic City is heading to the big screen with a new movie based on the Starz TV series. Bruce Willis and Bill Murray are joining original cast members Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko, Danny Huston and Kelly Lynch.

Original series creator Mitch Glazer will direct the movie based on his show, which was set in 1959 Miami, shortly after the Cuban revolution. Jeffrey Dean Morgan starred as Ike Evans, proprietor of the glamorous Miramar Playa hotel in Miami, who was forced to make a deal with a mobster played by Danny Huston. Olga Kurylenko is returning as Ike's wife Vera, with Kelly Lynch reprising her role as Meg Bannock. No details were given for Bruce Willis and Bill Murray's roles, but the movie will be set in the year 1962.

Brett Ratner is producing through his RatPac company, alongside Mitch Glazer, AI Film's Len Blavatnik, Onex Corporation's Gerry Schwartz, Shangri-La Entertainment »

- MovieWeb

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‘Magic City’ Movie in the Works with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray

31 October 2014 10:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mitch Glazer’s TV series “Magic City” is headed for the big screen with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Olga Kurylenko, Danny Huston and Kelly Lynch starring.

Glazer will direct the movie based on the Starz show he created and exec produced.  The series was set in 1959 Miami shortly after the Cuban Revolution and centered on Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s character, the owner of Miami’s glamorous Miramar Playa who was forced to make a deal with a mobster (played by Huston).

Kurylenko played the wife of Morgan’s Ike Evans character while Lynch portrayed his former sister-in-law. The movie will be set in  1962.

Qed will introduce the project to buyers at the American Film Market next week. Len Blavatnik of AI Film, Brett Ratner of RatPac and Gerry Schwartz of Onex Corporation will produce and finance with Steve Bing of Shangri-La Entertainment, Alan J. Helene and Glazer producing. »

- Dave McNary

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Go Behind the Scenes with the Famous Voices of Disney's 'Big Hero 6'

29 October 2014 8:35 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

An unlikely team of heroes bands together in Disney's Big Hero 6 and we went behind the scenes with the stars.

An unlikely team of heroes bands together in Disney's Big Hero 6 and we went behind the scenes with the stars.

Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, Big Hero 6 is an action-packed animated comedy following the special bond between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax (voiced by 30 Rock's Scott Adsit) and boy prodigy Hiro Hamada (voiced by Supah Ninjas' Ryan Potter). Hiro transforms Baymax and his other friends Go Go Tomago (voiced by Sucker Punch's Jamie Chung), Wasabi (voiced by New Girl's Damon Wayans Jr.), Honey Lemon (voiced by Identity Thief's Genesis Rodriguez) and Fred (voiced by Silicon Valley's T.J. Miller) into a band of high-tech guardians called Big Hero 6.

Video: Great Expectations in Fun Big Hero 6 Trailer

"I'm excited because I can share this movie with my »

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Television: The Future of Cinema?

28 October 2014 10:03 PM, PDT | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

 

Since the development of the moving picture camera in the late 19th century, the world, especially Americans, has been fascinated by the silver screen. For a time, people shut out the cold reality of the Great Depression with Shirley Temple's iconic curls, and legends such as Errol Flynn, Gregory Peck, and Katherine Hepburn roamed Hollywood lots and ordered Cobb salads at the Brown Derby. For awhile it seemed that our infatuation with Hollywood would never end, but the most recent decade has seen both its revenue and cultural significance decline, and many industry experts are scrambling to understand how movies have slipped from the spotlight. Internal changes show that studios have reinvested quite a bit of their resources into television production, and although Hollywood has been a television oriented town since the late -1950s, it had never stepped on film profits until fairly recently.

Since the true golden »

- Brandon Engel

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Hugh Laurie’s ‘Mr Pip’ Set For Theatrical/VOD Release; Nur Fazura Sharifuddin Tops E!’s First Malaysian Mini

28 October 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Freestyle Releasing, Freestyle Digital Media and Dominion Pictures have acquired theatrical and DVD/VOD rights to Mr Pip, starring Hugh Laurie. Directed by Andrew Adamson (The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian), the drama is based on the novel by Lloyd Jones. Laurie plays the last Englishman remaining in a tropical village in Bougainville, Papau New Guinea, during its 1990s civil war. He begins to teach the local children by reading them Great Expectations, transporting an imaginative young girl (Xzannjah Matsi) into the story of the novel, believing that Dickens’ character Pip is her friend. Her passion for storytelling brings terror to the village when Pip’s identity is misunderstood by the invading army. Ultimately, her courage and imagination must sustain her if she is to survive. The film will debut November 7 in limited theatrical release and on all digital platforms. Previously released in New Zealand and Australia, Mr Pip won »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Exclusive: Hugh Laurie Creates A Place Of Light In Clip From 'Mr. Pip'

27 October 2014 8:51 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Best known for playing the brusque, candid Dr. Gregory House on the his medical drama "House," Hugh Laurie shows a softer side in the forthcoming "Mr. Pip." The adaptation of the best-selling novel by Lloyd Jones is coming to American cinemas, and today we have an exclusive clip from the movie. Directed by Andrew Adamson ("The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," "Shrek"), and co-starring newcomer Xzannjah Matsi, the film tells the story of Mr. Watts, an Englishman in the tropical village in Bougainville, who reads "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens to the children of the island, transporting their imaginations to a different world, all while a civil war draws closer. In the scene below, Mr. Watts introduces himself to his class, and lays out his modest hopes of sharing with them what knowledge he has. The winner of New Zealand Film & TV Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Oh, Those One-Percenters

12 October 2014 2:37 PM, PDT | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

That Poor Dream Directed by Jess Chayes Presented by The Assembly at the New Ohio Theatre 154 Christopher St., New York, NY October 4th - 26th, 2014

That Poor Dream was written and developed collectively by the members of the Assembly Theater Project, which describes its goals as creating performances that both "address the complexities of our ever-changing world" and ground artists and audience alike in “a profound sense of community;” the play transposes Charles Dickens's novel Great Expectations onto the social topography of current-day New York City. The play recontextualizes the social and economic rise and fall of the original, Dickensian Pip in a world of penthouse apartments and $1,000 omelets, a move that highlights that while the world may be "ever-changing," the class systems of Victorian England and the twenty-first century United States remain closer and more rigidly exploitative than we like to tell ourselves.  Indeed, the Metro-North train that »

- Leah Richards

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Q&A: Joel Schumacher on ‘Batman,’ Ben Affleck and the Batsuit Nipples

11 October 2014 3:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Joel Schumacher stopped by the Hamptons Film Festival on Saturday morning to accept a lifetime achievement award in directing. He later spoke with Variety about the ups and downs of his career, including 1995’s “Batman Forever,” which grossed $336 million worldwide, and 1997’s “Batman & Robin,” starring George Clooney, which was panned so badly that it temporarily killed the Dark Knight franchise for Warner Bros. Schumacher also recalled discovering Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey and Colin Farrell.

Your “Batman” movies aren’t as dark as Christopher Nolan’s.

I was never able to go into the darkness. Because of “Batman Returns,” families had objected that it was too adult, which is no criticism of Tim Burton’s. When they offered it to me, I went to Tim and said, “This is your franchise and they want me to do it. I won’t do it if you don’t want me to.” He said, »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Books best bakes: cakes in fiction from Dickens to George Rr Martin

8 October 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Baking in fiction has been used to symbolise everything from death to sex to female identity. As Great British Bake Off ends, we look at the tastiest cakes in literature

Miss Havishams bride cake (1860)

She has left the wedding feast untouched since she was jilted, so in Great Expectations Pip finds the cake has become a shapeless, cobwebbed mess, like a black fungus with speckle-legged spiders with blotchy bodies using it as a home. The way Dickens dwells on the grotesque details of decay implies that it depicts more than just Havisham herself, conceivably encompassing a Victorian Britain paralysed and made rotten by its sexual taboos.

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- John Dugdale

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Criterion Collection: Y Tu Mamá También | Blu-ray Review

19 August 2014 8:55 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

After a decade floating around the Hollywood back lots trading dignity for cash and technical experience on A Little Princess and Great Expectations, Alfonso Cuarón realized he needed to emotionally involve himself in his source material, letting his personal life, his upbringing and his cultural experience bleed into the next project he chose to pursue. Part of the Nuevo Cine Mexicano auteurs who enjoyed considerable international success (Iñárritu’s Amores perros were interchangeably part of the same discourse), the resulting cinematic masterpiece Y tu mamá también was simultaneously a visually stunning portrait of Mexico (the film was shot by master cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki) and the fragility of friendship, and a heartbreaking meditation on the transient nature of youth teeming with life and love and the tragic beauty of naiveté. Unsurprisingly, this Venice Film Festival winning film would become Mexico’s top grossing film of all time in its first weekend. »

- Jordan M. Smith

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what’s on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Netflix (from Aug 19)

19 August 2014 5:26 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

streaming now, before it’s in theaters

The Zero Theorem: Terry Gilliam’s would-be mind-frak is chock full of glorious Gillam style and a fun performance from Christoph Waltz, but little else [my review] [iTunes Us]

streaming now, while it’s still in theaters

Dinosaur 13: bittersweet documentary reminder that while the scientific method may be coolly rational, the people who do science are deeply emotionally caught up in their work [my review] [iTunes Us]

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

Captain America: The Winter Soldier: stuns me with its scathing commentary on what is happening in the real world today, wrapped up in what is some of the most delicious, most comic-booky fantasy ever [my review] [iTunes Us]

streaming now, before it’s in theaters

The Zero Theorem: Terry Gilliam’s would-be mind-frak is chock full of glorious Gillam style »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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What I Watched, What You Watched #257

10 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I had a much busier week than last with movies, beginning with Into the Storm, Calvary and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in theaters, and I've already reviewed all three of those. I also watched the first couple episodes of "The Knick", which I reviewed and commented on here. Then last night I watched, for the first time, Alfonso Cuaron's Great Expectations, which I did not think was any good, followed by Ben Stiller's Reality Bites, which was nice little film. The one thing I noticed, however, watching Reality Bites is how much Keira Knightley's acting style was pretty much taken directly from Winona Ryder. I wonder if that was a conscious thing or if it's just coincidence, because try watching that movie and not seeing Knightley in pretty much every single thing Ryder does. Other than that, not much to share. I'm about half-way through "Ready Player »

- Brad Brevet

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Here's What's New on Netflix for August 2014

30 July 2014 1:20 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us, you can't wait for the first day of every month, because you know that Netflix is going to add a ton of new movies and TV shows. You refresh your account over and over again at midnight, hoping that those titles listed in the "Recently Added" section update with something new and exciting rather than the same ol' titles you've been staring at for the last four weeks.

Well, lo and behold, we've gathered the most exciting movies and TV shows being added to America's most popular streaming service, straight from Netflix themselves.

"Rocky" fans will be pumped to know that the first five boxing flicks (sorry, "Rocky Balboa" fans) will be added August 1, joining other '70s, '80s, and '90s movie favorites "Face/Off" (slow-motion doves!), "Mad Max" (apocalyptic leather!), "Spice World" (spice up your life!), "The Birdcage" (Calista Flockhart was in this, »

- Tim Hayne

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#SDCC14: Exclusive - Guillermo del Toro Gives Us a First Look at Crimson Peak

24 July 2014 2:01 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

One of the coolest things we've done at this year's Comic-Con was head over to Legendary's booth to check out their two must-see displays: an Oculus Rift-driven Pacific Rim Jaeger pilot sim and a mini Crimson Peak set that came with a guided tour by Guillermo del Toro himself!

First up was Pacific Rim... Guys, if you can spare some time this crazy weekend to head over and check out this video game tech build on the Oculus Rift, you need to. Describing it will not do it justice, and the experience is so undeniable cool that you'll want to do it again and again.

The Oculus Rift technology is probably the most crazy and immersive thing we've ever seen. Add in some giant Robot vs. Kaiju action, and you have what can only be described as a monster fan's wet dream! Wow.

From there we spoke with del Toro about Crimson Peak, »

- Steve Barton

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