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Sci-Fi Weekender 9 Update… More Guests, More Entertainment!

With a hiss of brakes, and a rush of steam, the next phase of SFW9’s launch is engaged. We have lots and lots to tell you, so settle down, grab your beverage of choice, put your feet up, and let’s go!

That’s right folks… Its time to start planning for SFW9, coming to you next March in Wales and we have a little bit of bad news but a massive whole bunch of good news to soften that blow. First things first though: there are only 18, yes 18 rooms left on site for the weekend so if you don’t have your tickets then you better get on that now. So first off here is a little comment from Sfw themselves with a little bad news…

First off, the bad news … As regular SFWers know, sometimes guests have to drop out, and since the last announcement, both Colin Baker
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Movie Review – The Gatehouse (2016)

The Gatehouse, 2016.

Directed by Martin Gooch.

Starring Scarlett Rayner, Simeon Willis, Linal Haft, Paul Freeman, Hannah Waddingham, Alix Wilton Regan, and Melissa Knatchbull.

Synopsis:

Precocious ten-year old Eternity (Scarlett Rayner) lives in a gatehouse at the edge of an ancient forest with her father (Simeon Willis). She likes to dig for buried treasure in the woods, but one day she digs up something she shouldn’t and the forest wants it back.

You wait for one genre film about unwitting victims being picked off in the woods, and you get forests worth of flicks all at once. Following on from Blair Witch, The Woods, and the film with which this shares the closest DNA, in idea if not execution, Corin Hardy’s The Hallows, we get this micro-budgeted tale of schlocky horror.

Martin Gooch’s The Gatehouse is a drinking game’s worth of horror tropes, thrown together as a tonally haphazard monster mash.
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October Horrors 2017 Day 28 – Lifeforce (1985)

Lifeforce, 1985.

Directed by Tobe Hooper.

Starring Steve Railsback, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay, Melinda May, and Patrick Stewart.

Synopsis:

A joint UK-us space mission aboard the Hms Churchill takes a strange turn when the crew stumbles upon an enormous craft hidden in the tail of Halley’s Comet, with three seemingly humanoid bodies entombed within. Contact with Earth is soon lost and a retrieval mission finds the ship damaged, the crew dead and the escape pod missing, with the three bodies brought back to Earth for research. Upon inspection, the three bodies are in fact vampiric alien creatures whose rapidly growing hunger soon threatens the survival of the human race.

We’re entering the final stretch of October Horrors 2017 and to celebrate entering the final stretch we’re going Big!!! How big? Cannon Films Big!!!!!

Having exhausted ourselves of Alien films, we’re instead going to take a look at something slightly more ludicrous.
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UK Trailer Arrives For Festive Treat ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’

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There’s no getting away from it – it’s getting closer and closer to Christmastime, and with it comes the flurry of Yuletide movies that will be lighting up your cinema screens over the next couple of months. One of them is The Man Who Invented Christmas, a film which tells the incredible story of how Charles Dickens came to write one of the most well-known stories in history, ‘A Christmas Carol’.

Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Miriam Margolyes and Simon Callow, which tells the incredible story of how Charles Dickens came to write one of the most well-known stories in history.

In 1843, Dickens was a literary rock star, but struggling financially after the slow sales of his previous novel, Martin Chuzzlewit. Seized with the vision of a story that would fire the hearts of humanity, Dickens pitched his publishers, ‘A Christmas Carol’, but they passed. Desperate,
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Nfts reveals nominees for first cinematography award

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Nominees for inaugural Sue Gibson award revealed.

The National Film and Television School (Nfts) has announced the launch of the Sue Gibson Bsc Cinematography Award, which will recognise an Nfts cinematography alumni who has “advanced the profession of cinematography in a significant way”.

Sue Gibson, who passed away last year, was an award-winning Nfts alumna and also the first female president of the British Society of Cinematographers (Bsc).

She was known for her work on feature films including Alien v Predator, The Holiday, Hear My Song and Mrs Dalloway as well as numerous TV series such as The Forsythe Saga, Spooks, Lewis, Poirot and Death in Paradise.

The five nominees have been voted for by Nfts cinematography alumni including Roger Deakins and Suzie Lavelle.

The winner of the award will be announced in September 2017 and the presentation will follow at an event which will include a masterclass by the winner.

The nominees
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Greg Nicotero and AMC Teaming Up to Develop Sci-Fi Horror Anthology Series Shock Theatre

  • DailyDead
AMC gave horror fans a lot to look forward to at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, announcing several in-the-works projects, including Shock Theatre, a sci-fi horror anthology series from director/executive producer Greg Nicotero:

Press Release: Beverly Hills, CA – July 29, 2017 – AMC announced today from the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour a look at a current slate of select scripted and non-fiction projects in various stages of development for 2018 and beyond. New projects include many from existing AMC creative partners like “Better Call Saul” producers Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment, “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick’s production company Fish Ladder, “The Walking Dead” executive producer, director and special FX make-up designer Greg Nicotero, and “Fear The Walking Dead” star Colman Domingo, among others. These seven scripted projects for potential series consideration are among a broad number of projects currently being developed as part of AMC’s “scripts-to-series” model, which the
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Disney's Newsies, My Neighbor Totoro and Deconstructing the Beatles make our July Events list!

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Disney's Newsies, My Neighbor Totoro and Deconstructing the Beatles make our July Events list!Disney's Newsies, My Neighbor Totoro and Deconstructing the Beatles make our July Events list!Scott Goodyer6/30/2017 10:01:00 Am

It's no secret that we at Cineplex adore movies. But there are plenty of other reasons to visit our theatres - every month we bring special features and old classics to the big screen as part of Cineplex Events programming. Check out some highlights from our July Events list below.

For full details and showtimes for each event, click on their titles! The Old Vic's The Crucible - July 2nd

From London's West End, Richard Armitage stars in Arthur Miller’s classic American drama, based on Salem’s infamous witch trials, brought vividly to life in this visceral new production by internationally acclaimed director Yaël Farber.

In a small tight-knit community in Salem, Massachusetts, personal grievances collide with lust and superstition,
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Tom Holland, Richard Armitage & Jon Bernthal star in Pilgrimage Trailer

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Author: David Sztypuljak

Here’s an exclusive clip from Pilgrimage starring Spider-man: Homecoming’s Tom Holland The Hobbit and Spooks star Richard Armitage, and a powerful, mute performance from Jon Bernthal of The Walking Dead fame.

Pilgrimage is directed by Brendan Muldowney with a script from Jamie Hannigan and debuted at the Tribecca Film Festival earlier this year. As you’ll see form the clip embedded below alongside a selection of images, the movie is somewhat different to the New York skyscapers that we’ll see Holland swinging from in Spider-man: Homecoming which is set for release next week (keep your eyes peeled for our interviews with the Spidey filmmakers and cast).

Sadly we’ve had to remove the clip but here’s the trailer for your viewing pleasure

Pilgrimage is launched on Download, Blu-ray and DVD 3rd July.

The post Tom Holland, Richard Armitage & Jon Bernthal star in Pilgrimage Trailer appeared first on HeyUGuys.
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Luther series 5 is officially on the way

Joseph Baxter Jun 13, 2017

Idris Elba will return as his embattled TV detective John Luther, as Luther series 5 officially gets the green light...

Luther series 5 is officially a go at the BBC. Despite a schedule filled with increasingly high-profile projects, international superstar Idris Elba will put in another series as the eponymous, emotionally tortured London homicide detective Dci John Luther in the moody, gritty television detective series.

Luther series 5 will manifest as a 4-part limited series, set to begin production in early 2018, eventually arriving on BBC and BBC America.

Series creator Neil Cross, also known for the 10-series run of BBC’s Mi-5 and NBC’s short-lived Crossbones, will be back in the bullpen for Luther’s next run.

The announcement should delight the series' fans, especially after Elba’s rising star and full schedule was seemingly the cause of an abbreviated 2-part series 4 in December of 2015; an offering that ended on a rather curious note.
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AMC Opens Writers’ Room to Develop TV Series Adaptation of Joe Hill’s NOS4A2

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AMC could be taking a trip to Christmasland in the future. Back in December of 2015, it was revealed that the network was considering developing a TV series based on Joe Hill's supernatural novel NOS4A2, and today AMC announced that it has opened a writers' room for NOS4A2 and two other projects.

Led by Jami O'Brien (Hell on Wheels), who, along with Joe Hill, will serve as an executive producer on the series should it move forward, NOS4A2 is now being developed in the aforementioned writers' room.

O'Brien and her team will work together to write scripts for multiple episodes and a framework for the first season, and if AMC likes the concept and story that O'Brien and company come up with, NOS4A2 could be ordered to series.

This "scripts-to-series" system was used by the network to create the new series The Son and the upcoming Lodge
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AMC Sets Three Dramas on Straight-to-Series Development Track

AMC has stepped up its development efforts for the year, setting three drama projects on its straight-to-series track.

The cabler has opened writers rooms for “NOS4A2,” “Pandora” and “Silent History” in a bid to generate enough scripts to evaluate whether the projects are worthy of going straight into episodic production. The process involves a handful of writers working with showrunners for a set period to hammer out the vision for a prospective series.

AMC has leaned toward this model of development in recent years. The new Pierce Brosnan starrer “The Son” was developed this way, as was the upcoming “Lodge 49.”

“We look forward to diving deep into these three distinctive projects and opening writers’ rooms that allow our talented creative partners to take their visions to the next level,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios.

“NOS4A2” is spearheaded by Jami O’Brien, an alum of AMC’s “Hell on Wheels” and
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AMC Opens Writers Rooms For 3 Dramas Under Scripts-To-Series Model

AMC is opening writers' rooms for three drama projects earmarked for potential straight-to-series orders: NOS4A2 from Jami O'Brien (Hell On Wheels, Fear the Walking Dead) based on the novel by Joe Hill; Pandora, from Sam Vincent & Jonathan Brackley (Humans, Mi-5); and Silent History, from Claire Carré & Charles Spano, (Embers). All three projects come from AMC Studios; NOS4A2 is a co-production with Tornante. The projects are being developed as part of AMC's…
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‘Broadchurch’ Season 3 Trailer: Olivia Colman and David Tennant Return to Solve One Last Crime

‘Broadchurch’ Season 3 Trailer: Olivia Colman and David Tennant Return to Solve One Last Crime
Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller and Detective Inspector Alec Hardy are back to investigate one last case. BBC America has released the trailer for the third and final season of its drama series “Broadchurch,” which centers on the murder investigation of 11-year-old Danny Latimer in the once-sleepy seaside town of Dorset, England. The series is created by Chris Chibnall (“Camelot,” “Gracepoint”) and stars Olivia Colman and David Tennant as the detective duo.

Read More: The 20 Best TV Crime Shows of the 21st Century, Ranked

Season 3 picks up three years after the end of the second season, and five years after the beginning of the series. The new chapter finds the detectives investigating a new crime: a violent sexual assault that may or may not be related to Danny’s murder. The returning cast includes Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan as Beth and Mark Latimer, Arthur Darvill as Vicar Paul Coates, Carolyn Pickles
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‘Broadchurch’ Season 3 Trailer: Olivia Colman and David Tennant Return to Solve One Last Crime

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‘Broadchurch’ Season 3 Trailer: Olivia Colman and David Tennant Return to Solve One Last Crime
Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller and Detective Inspector Alec Hardy are back to investigate one last case. BBC America has released the trailer for the third and final season of its drama series “Broadchurch,” which centers on the murder investigation of 11-year-old Danny Latimer in the once-sleepy seaside town of Dorset, England. The series is created by Chris Chibnall (“Camelot,” “Gracepoint”) and stars Olivia Colman and David Tennant as the detective duo.

Read More: The 20 Best TV Crime Shows of the 21st Century, Ranked

Season 3 picks up three years after the end of the second season, and five years after the beginning of the series. The new chapter finds the detectives investigating a new crime: a violent sexual assault that may or may not be related to Danny’s murder. The returning cast includes Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan as Beth and Mark Latimer, Arthur Darvill as Vicar Paul Coates, Carolyn Pickles
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God’s Own Country to open 2017 Edinburgh International Film Festival

The opening film of the 2017 Edinburgh International Film Festival has been announced. God’s Own Country will open the 71st edition of the Festival on 21 June, 2017. Captivating and broodingly beautiful, God’s Own Country is the award-winning debut feature from Yorkshire-born writer/director Francis Lee. Bracingly open hearted, this is a thrillingly romantic story set in the heart of rural Yorkshire. Both poignant and moving, this finely crafted British film features a host of standout performances, marking it out as an absolute must see…

Shot entirely on location in West Yorkshire, God’s Own Country is a contemporary tale of self-discovery and emotional-awakening set on the sheep farming hills of rural Northern England. Rising star Josh O’Connor (The Riot Club, The Durrells) takes on the central role of Johnny, a young man carrying the weight of his family’s sheep farm alone until the arrival of Romanian worker Gheorghe
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‘Wonder Woman’ Drops Surprise Final Trailer During MTV Movie & TV Awards

‘Wonder Woman’ Drops Surprise Final Trailer During MTV Movie & TV Awards
Warner Bros. used the MTV Movie & TV Awards on Sunday to premiere a brand new trailer for “Wonder Woman.”

While clips for “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and the “It” remake were teased ahead of the event, Gal Gadot’s superhero entry dropped a surprise 2:34-long trailer of its own. Just like the handful of sneak peeks that came before it, the most recent look at Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” keeps most of the attention squarely on Gadot’s Diana.

However, this final preview ditches the character development between Diana and Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor in favor of sweeping, epic action shots.

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Leading producers issue British TV warning

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Leading producers issue British TV warning
Stephen Garrett and Frank Spotnitz say UK industry faces mounting economic pressures.

Frank Spotnitz, creator of The Man In The High Castle, and Stephen Garrett, producer of The Night Manager, have warned that British television faces losing its cultural identity as productions increasingly rely on international financing.

Speaking at the British Screen Advisory Council conference in London on Wednesday, May 3, Spotnitz claimed that “there is a growing commercial pressure on British television”.

Garrett agreed, drawing comparisons between his recent projects, such as the Tom Hiddleston-starring The Night Manager, and his previous work.

Spooks was roughly £800,000 an hour, which is now ridiculous,” said Garrett, “BBC One paid 95% of that budget and the remaining was a distribution advance from BBC Worldwide.”

“Cut to present day where you’re routinely making shows for closer to £2-3m an hour and beyond, you have British broadcasters only putting up a third of the budget. You’re now
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Fox Developing Supernatural Thriller ‘Inside’ With ‘Luther’ Creator Neil Cross

Fox Developing Supernatural Thriller ‘Inside’ With ‘Luther’ Creator Neil Cross
Fox is developing the supernatural thriller “Inside,” to be written by British scribe Neil Cross, creator of BBC’s crime drama “Luther.”

Producers are The Picture Company’s Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman, who recently teamed up with Fox and Cross for their “Escape From New York” remake and attached Robert Rodriguez to directing. “Escape From New York” has been in the works at the studio since 2015, when Fox obtained the remake rights.

Fox beat out several other bidders for the “Inside” project in an auction that was conducted by UTA. Mike Ireland is the Fox executive on “Inside.”

“Inside” is set within a modern-day secure facility that’s home to mythological creatures along with a man who’s been unjustly imprisoned. It’s described as having the feel of “The Shawshank Redemption” but with a supernatural element.

Cross was one of Variety’s 2011 Ten Screenwriters to Watch. His credits
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Netflix Boards BBC Two’s ‘Collateral’; Billie Piper & More Join David Hare Thriller

Netflix Boards BBC Two’s ‘Collateral’; Billie Piper & More Join David Hare Thriller
Netflix has come on board BBC Two’s contemporary thriller Collateral as co-producer and will release globally outside the UK. As Deadline revealed last month, Carey Mulligan is starring in the David Hare created drama that explores the spiraling repercussions surrounding the fatal shooting of a pizza delivery man. New cast includes John Simm (Life on Mars), Nicola Walker (Spooks) and Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Penny Dreadful). Set over the course of four days, the story…
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Sherlock Series 4 Episode 2 Review – ‘The Lying Detective’

Tori Brazier reviews the second episode of Sherlock series four…

After the rather uneven opening episode of Sherlock series four, Sunday’s ‘The Lying Detective’ managed to provide its audience, on the whole, with what we came to expect of the show in earlier series: namely a clever and more coherent plot which, although acting as a bridge between first and last episodes (so soon!), had its own pacing, tension and resolution within this episode. Throw in villain Toby Jones and his maniacal glee, plus a couple of genuine and well-executed shocks, and even ardent Sherlock fans should be satisfied. If you’ve not yet seen the most recent episode, read no further as key plot details will be covered!

‘The Lying Detective’ started off, as of old, with a peek into the crime and criminal: a teaser of what’s coming Sherlock’s way, if you will. Dubiously slimy
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