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Exclusive Video Interview With Sir Ben Kingsley And Elle Fanning On The Boxtrolls

30 September 2014 10:19 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

From Laika, the animation studio that gave us Coraline and ParaNorman, comes The Boxtrolls, a movie that’s been years in the making. Based on the novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow, it tells the tale of a young orphaned boy who is raised by a group of underground cave-dwelling trash collecting trolls who identify themselves to each other with the cardboard boxes they were.

The boy is called Eggs by the trolls, and he becomes their link to the world above as time goes on. But things start looking bad for them when they are targeted by an evil and ambitious exterminator named Archibald Snatcher, who has spread false rumors around town that these creatures are evil and need to be removed. It is up to Eggs and his newfound human friend Winnie Portley-Rind to stop Snatcher from rendering his troll family extinct.

The press day for The Boxtrolls »

- Ben Kenber

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Genre Films Can Break the Oscar Norm

24 September 2014 8:37 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance as a sleazy freelance TV reporter determined to go to any length in search of crime footage in Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler could get him “recognized as one of the most daring actors working in Hollywood today” and has been called some of the “best work of his career.” With this type of praise, award contention usually follows, but historically speaking, “genre films” don’t fare well at the Oscars. It’s not impossible for films that deviate from the Oscar norm — biopics, period pieces or dramas — to secure Oscar nominations for the actors involved, but looking back through the years, from 2000 to the present, shows that these films constitute a lower percentage of overall nominees.

Musicals are a type of “genre film” that actors have managed to score Oscar nominations for, though they have had more difficulty doing so since the late 60s. »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Ben Kingsley found freedom in stillness while making Laika's 'Boxtrolls'

23 September 2014 11:06 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Beverly Hills — I absolutely love talking to Sir Ben Kingsley. He has a cadence, a swagger, a rhythm of speech that I find easy to tap into, understand, and bounce off of, like a surfer off waves. His passion for his craft is always on the surface. He delights in its specificity. And with "The Boxtrolls," he has carved out another memorable piece of work in one of cinema's most laureled filmographies. Nominated for four Oscars, having won the first time out for his iconic "Gandhi" performance, Kingsley continues to impress with his versatility. When Laika came calling, he discovered an opportunity to dive headlong into an extreme, manic, villainous character, Archibald Snatcher, and come away with the most memorable beats of the film. It's enough to make you wonder what other characters he might be able to manifest from those vocal chords, because he's certainly not lazily going through the celebrity voice motions here. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Exclusive 1:1 Interview: The Boxtrolls Star Sir Ben Kingsley!

22 September 2014 5:14 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

It would not be an overstatement that Sir Ben Kingsley is one of the greatest actors working today. The Academy Award winning thespian has given legendary performances in such work as Gandhi, Schindler’S List and Sexy Beast to name a few. He even caused quite a stir with his performance in Iron Man 3. This shockingly talented fellow works constantly and always surprises audiences with many of his choices. Recently I sat down with Sir Ben to talk about his latest, the terrific The »

- JimmyO

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Ben Kingsley, Brie Larson Join Daniel Radcliffe in ‘Brooklyn Bridge’

15 September 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Ben Kingsley and Brie Larson will star alongside Daniel Radcliffe in Killer Films’ “Brooklyn Bridge.”

The pic is written and directed by Douglas McGrath, whose credits include “Emma,” “Infamous” and “Nicholas Nickleby.” It is scheduled to shoot in spring next year.

Inspired by true events, Radcliffe will play the brilliant but inexperienced engineer Washington Roebling who is left to oversee the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when his father (Kingsley) passes away. Besieged by calamity, danger and doubt, Washington’s obsession threatens his health, and to drive his family apart, until he discovers he has an improbable ally… His charming and shrewd wife Emily (Larson).

Kingsley’s credits include “Gandhi,” for which he won an Oscar, “Schindler’s List” and “Sexy Beast.” Larson’s credits include “Short Term 12,” “21 Jump Street” and “United States of Tara.”

“Brooklyn Bridge” is produced by Christine Vachon for Killer Films and Rose Ganguzza. »

- Leo Barraclough

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The Essential Movies & TV to Stream This Week – September 15th 2014

15 September 2014 6:48 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

First of all, something of an apology. I have been writing this column thinking that every single title due for release the following Monday would of course be released via some kind of pay to stream service. Of course it would, we are living in the future, and this is how things are done isn’t it?

Apparently not, last week I included Jeremy Saulnier’s much loved Blue Ruin in the pay to stream section and then it didn’t come out the way I thought it might. Turns out that some companies still have a fairly limited release pattern so Blue Ruin was released by channel 4’s DVD label and appeared on DVD and Blu but didn’t show up to stream on any of the major providers, not even Sky Store or Playstation Network.

So turns out that being a channel 4 release, you can of course rent »

- Chris Holt

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Toronto Spotlight: ‘The Drop’ Scribe Dennis Lehane On Using Small Time Crime To Trigger Big Time Characters

6 September 2014 4:03 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Dennis Lehane has had a more charmed run that most authors, watching his superb novels Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone and Shutter Island get turned into fine movies. Now he’s adapted one of his short stories into the Fox Searchlight drama The Drop, with Bullhead helmer Michael R. Roskam launching the film at Toronto last night and a cast led by Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace, Bullhead‘s Matthias Schoenarts and John Ortiz. Here, Lehane discusses what it’s like to have his dialogue made better by great actors, and what Hollywood owes authors in turning their books into films.

Deadline: You have this gift for creating memorably desperate tough guy characters on the fringes of the criminal world. Where did the inspiration for Animal Rescue come from?

Lehane: It started just with an image. A guy walking in the snow, down a street, and he hears a noise. »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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BAFTA to host Ray Winstone event

3 September 2014 7:44 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

British star of Sexy Beast and Noah to talk on stage about his screen career.

British tough-guy actor Ray Winstone is to discuss his craft and career at a BAFTA A Life In Pictures event on Oct 5. The event will take place at BAFTA’s headquarters in London’s Piccadilly.

Winstone’s association with BAFTA goes back to 1980 when he was nominated for Most Promising Newcomer for one of his earliest roles in drama That Summer!.

The actor first made an impact in 1977 playing a young offender in the controversial television drama Scum. He went on to star in British cult classics Quadrophenia, Nil By Mouth (for which he received his second BAFTA nomination), The War Zone and Sexy Beast.

The past decade has seen Winstone star in Hollywood blockbusters including The Departed, Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, Beowolf and more recently Darren Aronofsky’s Noah.

His TV work has included BAFTA-winning Great Expectations, Emmy-winning Henry VIII »

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DVD Obscura: The New Indie and International Movies You Need to Watch

7 August 2014 6:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

New Indie: If you haven’t seen Under the Skin (Lionsgate Home Entertainment), you’re missing one of the year’s most provocative movies, in every sense of the word: It’s sexy, it’s narratively demanding, and it’s a movie that requires active viewership as you unravel its mysteries and explore just what, exactly, is going on. Director Jonathan Glazer (Birth, Sexy Beast) casts Scarlett Johansson as an alien who falls to Earth to pursue a sinister agenda, only to have her plans go awry, sending her character (and the film itself) into new and unpredictable directions. Turn out the lights, shut off your phone, give this movie your full attention, and get ready to have long, heated discussions about it with friends. It’s that much of a mind...

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- Alonso Duralde

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The Rover Review

7 August 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director:  David Michôd

Starring:  Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy

Running Time:  102 mins

Certificate:  15

Synopsis: 10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his only possession, his car. Along the way, he captures one of the thieves’ brother, and the duo form an uneasy bond during the dangerous journey.

A drifter has his car stolen by a trio of robbers, bruised and bloody from a botched crime scene. The owner gives chase, but this is no ordinary revenge thriller. We are in a sweltering Outback of the near future, ravaged by social collapse and as the thieves are about to learn, nothing will halt the relentless pursuit of The Rover. Writer and director David Michôd’s latest offering is an exhausting but often powerful journey into a landscape without boundaries or rules.

Though the film’s central relationship concerns a middle-aged burnout clinging to »

- Steve Palace

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Sir Ben Kingsley Talks The Boxtrolls, His Career, Voicing Bagheera in The Jungle Book, The Mandarin, Exodus: Gods And Kings, and More at Comic-Con

5 August 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Produced by Laika and based on the children’s novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow, the stop-motion animated feature The Boxtrolls is about a young orphaned boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright), who is raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors who he must save from evil exterminator Archibald Snatched (voiced by Ben Kingsley). While at Comic-Con for a presentation in Hall H, actor Ben Kingsley spoke at a roundtable interview about why he was so taken with this film, how freeing he found the voice recording experience, voicing the leopard Bagheera for Jon Favreau’s live-action feature The Jungle Book, starting his career with the Royal Shakespeare Company, how much he enjoyed playing The Mandarin in Iron Man 3, how Sexy Beast changed people’s perception of him, what he learned from the experience of making Gandhi, being a part of Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings, »

- Christina Radish

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Comic-Con: Ben Kingsley makes debut

26 July 2014 4:53 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sir Ben Kingsley became yet another British star to make his Comic-Con debut as he joined a Focus Features panel to promote Laika Entertainment’s The Boxtrolls on Saturday.

“This is only my third or fourth animation,” said Kingsley, whose entry drew loud applause, particularly after the Mc referenced his role in Iron Man 3.

“It was very liberating to depend upon my voice to bring this extraordinary creature to life…I did most of my recordings lying down to allow the voice to come from a different place.”

Laika’s third feature after Oscar nominees Coraline and ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls is a period tale based on Alan Snow’s book Here Be Monsters!

The story takes place in a Dickensian-looking town where an orphaned boy was raised by a tribe of subterranean foragers targeted by an ambitious pest exterminator.

Kingsley plays said exterminator Archibald Snatcher, who deliberately demonises the harmless Boxtrolls to further his own cause »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Ben Kingsley makes Con debut for Boxtrolls

26 July 2014 4:53 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sir Ben Kingsley became yet another British star to make his Comic-Con debut as he joined a Focus Features panel to promote Laika Entertainment’s The Boxtrolls on Saturday (26).

“This is only my third or fourth animation,” said Kingsley, whose entry drew loud applause, particularly after the Mc referenced his role in Iron Man 3.

“It was very liberating to depend upon my voice to bring this extraordinary creature to life…I did most of my recordings lying down to allow the voice to come from a different place.”

Laika’s third feature after Oscar nominees Coraline and ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls is a period tale based on Alan Snow’s book Here Be Monsters!

The story takes place in a Dickensian-looking town where an orphaned boy was raised by a tribe of subterranean foragers targeted by an ambitious pest exterminator.

Kingsley plays said exterminator Archibald Snatcher, who deliberately demonises the harmless Boxtrolls to further his own cause »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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The Boxtrolls Comic-Con Panel Recap: Getting Lost in the Lovable, Grimy World of Underground Scavengers

26 July 2014 3:46 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The Boxtrolls is one of my most-anticipated films of the fall.  Laika is one of the most exciting studios working today because they’re the only one wholly committed to the beautiful art of stop-motion animation.  But beyond their medium, they’re telling rich, interesting stories about weird outsiders traveling through strange worlds.  The Boxtrolls looks like their most ambitious yet, and today’s Comic-Con panel made me even more eager to see this strange, gorgeous movie. Hit the jump for The Boxtrolls Comic-Con panel recap. Panel Highlights Panelists: Travis Knight (animation supervisor), Anthony Stacchi & Graham Annable (directors), Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Eggs), Elle Fanning (Winnie Portley-Rind), and Sir Ben Kingsley (Archibald Snatcher) They directors wanted Ben Kingsley because of Sexy Beast and thought he would make a great voice for a memorable villain like Snatcher.  “I think anyone who is constantly passed over by life,” says Kingsley, “…is hugely vulnerable.”  So »

- Matt Goldberg

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Competition: Win 'Under the Skin' *closed*

22 July 2014 7:48 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

Directed by acclaimed British filmmaker Jonathan Glazer (whose previous stellar outings include Sexy Beast and Birth), Under the Skin (2013) features an absolutely mesmerising performance from American actress Scarlett Johansson as a seductive alien temptress preying upon lonely male hitchhikers in Scotland. To celebrate the home entertainment release of Under the Skin this coming Monday (14 July), we have Three Blu-ray copies of Glazer's unforgettable sci-fi offering to offer out to our readers courtesy of the fine folks at UK distributors StudioCanal. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

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Blu-ray Review – Under the Skin (2013)

14 July 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Under the Skin, 2013.

Directed by Jonathan Glazer.

Starring Scarlett Johansson, Paul Brannigan, Jessica Mance, Krystof Hádek, Scott Dymond, and Michael Moreland.

Synopsis:

A mysterious woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. Events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.

Opening on an aligning of planetary activity, darkness shimmering against the beaming light of the intergalactic, it is evident from the very first frames that Under the Skin is unlike anything you’ve seen. As the planets align and then fade into the very darkness they first appeared, the camera moves slowly away to a screen of white, purposely taking its time to reveal the eye of our protagonist, in this case an alien being, who is seemingly in some sort of human “training” before being released onto the third rock from the sun.

As you can tell, this is no-compromise cinema from the outset, the sort »

- Scott Davis

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Jonathan Glazer on directing Doctor Who

10 July 2014 3:35 AM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

We sat down for an extended chat with Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth) about his latest masterpiece Under The Skin (read the full interview here) and during our discussion, the director compared himself to Davros. We made a mental note and, as it's sanctioned journalistic law that you're allowed to posit a cheeky question at the end of the interview, we decided to close by asking the art-house genius if he'd be up for directing an episode of Doctor Who. Then we went a bit giddy with glee over his initial answer. You mentioned Davros,...

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- Sam Ashurst

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17 Things WWE Wants You To Forget About Chris Jericho

3 July 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Chris Jericho is one of the greatest entertainers in WWE history. He’s been a key performer in the company for the last 15 years ever since he burst on the stage on August 9, 1999 as the countdown of the Millennium reached zero.From that point on, he has proven that he has been a tremendous party host and the Ayatollah of Rock n Rolla as well. Those are just some of the names that he’s referred to himself as. Don’t forget about The King of the World, Lionheart, The Highlight of the Night or the Sexy Beast. There are even more names and plenty of catchphrases that you’ll never, eeeeeever forget.

It’s been incredible to see Jericho’s growth as a performer over the last 15 years. When he showed up in WWE after leaving WCW there was a lot of excitement about it, but we also didn »

- John Canton

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Best Shot Schedule - Final Episodes

2 July 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The first half of the 5th season of "Best Shot" began with the most robust participation ever. I hope we can kick it back up to that notch for these final 5-7 episodes. Here's what's on tap so adjust your queues and join the fun... 

Tues July 15th Batman 75th Anniversary Special (1989-2012)

WB/DC have been celebrating the 75th birthday of the winged nut (not to be confused with wingnut) all year with various events. For this special event, choose any one (or more) of the 9 theatrically released Batman features and select your "Best Shot". I'll link up to your selections. It'll be interesting to see which of the features and which characters are best represented, don't you think? I'm guessing everyone chooses Batman and Robin as their favorite. 

Batman (1966) | Batman (1989) | Batman Returns (1992) | Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) | Batman Forever (1995) | Batman & Robin (1997) | Batman Begins (2005) | The Dark Knight (2008) | The Dark Knight Rises »

- NATHANIEL R

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Win ‘Under The Skin’ On Blu-Ray!

2 July 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Studiocanal is thrilled to announce the home entertainment release of one of the films of the year, as Under The Skin arrives on digital platforms on July 7th and on Blu-ray™ and DVD on 14th July 2014.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth), Under The Skin features an absolutely mesmerising performance from Scarlett Johansson (Her, Don Jon) as a seductive alien preying upon hitchhikers in Scotland.

Adapted from Michael Faber’s novel of the same name, Under The Skin has undergone a decade-long transition from page to screen, with performances heightened in the finished film by Glazer’s singular decision to shoot many of Johansson’s scenes as unscripted conversations with non-actors, using hidden cameras. Johansson’s revealing performance excitingly displays a further willingness to not only bare her own skin, but to deviate from convention as her character battles with burgeoning emotions in a world filled with feeling. »

- Dan Bullock

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